Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

On the 3rd Day of Christmas...

My new friend gave to me:

3 fluffy socks
2 scented candles
And a cookbook with delicious recipes
And I LOVE my new pink and black fluffy socks.  I will enjoy wearing these around the house and to keep my feet warm.  Thank you Fabulous Mom!

And for some food pics.  This was my dinner (lean and green) last night:
Salad (romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, peppers & tomatos) with Bacon Ranch Walden Farms dressing (fat free/sugar free/calorie free) and some baked "marinated wild Alaskan salmon" from Costco.  Salmon took 30 minutes to cook - no preparing other than that.  Salad was already made.  This is like "fast food" to me, yet look how much more delcious and healthy it is?  Loved it!



Today for my lunch, I had the Medifast Beef Stew.  I have soup at least once a day and my favorites are the chicken noodle, Chicken and rice, and beef stew.

So my meals each day go something like:

8am -   Pudding (fav is coconut banana & chocolate cake pudding)
11am - Soup (often with crackers & light laughing cow cheese)
1:30pm - Chocolate Mint Bar (my favorite!)
4pm -   Honey Mustard Pretzels
6:30pm -  (lean and green) - lean meat (or protein) & 3 veggie servings
                     (favs are  chicken or salmon with salad or roasted veggies)
9:30pm - Hot Chocolate.

I drink about 24 oz. water with each meal and chew gum often in between meals as well as nibble on my yummy knox blox.  I love to have my knox blox at the end of the day with my hot chocolate too.  Hubby loves the Medifast muffins I make as well as the Medifast brownies and the shakes.  On Sunday mornings, the hubs makes us both waffles from the Medifast pancake mix.  That is our special Sunday Morning Breakfast drizzled with Walden Farms sugar free/fat free/calorie free syrup! 

I also slipped on something new today.
Who is wearing size 12 jeans?  Yup, that would be ME!  (okay, they are stretchy somewhat but they fit and they are size 12).  Can you believe just 10 months ago I wore size 28/30?  I tell ya, no cookies or fudge can possibly taste as good as size 12 feels!! My final goal will be size 8.  I think that's where I'll be my most healthy, fit self.  And I will be there sometime next year... stay tuned.  Life is good!

15 comments:

Shabby Chic Mom said...

Hi,
I just came across your blog today! What an amazing job you and your hubby are doing on your weightloss. You both look fantastic! Happy Holidays!

The Fat Mom said...

Look at all that cuteness! Love your picture!

lynnss1 said...

Hi Margene... gotta love that jean size... and stretchy jeans are every women's best friend! Good news, my friend, when you make goal you should fit into size 6. I hadn't seen size 6 since jr high...

So awesome that you get to go home to Utah for Christmas. Safe travels and many Christmas blessings to you and yours.

Lynn

Deb Willbefree said...

haha! Size 12!!! Wahoo!!!!!!

And your gift list. You are so clever, the words go right with the song. :D Let's see if you can keep it up. haha

Deb

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Lynn.. really? You think I'll be a size 6 at 135 lbs and being 5'3"? That would be SWEET! Thanks for the good wishes and right back atcha!!

Deb - I wish I could take credit for the cleverness but it is my swap buddy Fabulous Mom (aka the fat mom) who emails me this and has me sing it before I open each day's gift. It's a good thing no one is around when I do sing or it would be sad.

Shabby chic - Thanks for visiting my blog and introducing yourself! Nice to meet ya!! :)

~Margene

The Fat Mom said...

I actually made a video for each day and sand the song. But I thought it was stupid the more I looked at it, and haven't been sending them.

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Oh my gosh... you should send it!! Then I wouldn't feel so bad when I'm singing... (snicker) I'm SURE it is great, and if anything, would make me giggle! ;)

lynnss1 said...

Margene... I guess it all depends on how you're built and which brand you buy. I find that Old Navy and JC Penney work best for me... Levis don't work at all. My goal was to be size 8... then there were these size 6 jeans on clearance for $9 at Old Navy that I tried on a whim and they actually fit! whoo hoo!

The Fat Mom said...

Ok, here is the 3rd day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYrHGeVhyQ

I will send you the link of each day with my daily email to you. :)

Julie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! That's you!!! WOW girls, you are amazing.
Love the fuzzy socks. I didn't get to open my package today, that means I get to do two tomorrow.
Take care my friend and have a blessed night sleep and a great day tomorrow.

spunkysuzi said...

You look amazing!! Love the socks

Natalia said...

Love, love, love the pink socks! And size 12....you go woman! That's AWESOME!!!!!!

Kimberlynn said...

You look just beautiful Margene!!! You should feel so proud of yourself. You've come a long way!

Cute socks!!!

Joy said...

You look great!!! Love the new outfit!!

Keep up the great work and stay focused!

Lucy said...

I LOVE my fluffy socks! I have a couple pairs and they've come in handy (my tennis shoes are too big so I wear the fluffy socks to fill in the space!LOL! I'm too cheap to buy new shoes when these look so good still!).

A HUGE congrats to your anniversary!! I too, have a VERY patient husband - God knew EXACTLY what this gal needed for the LONG haul:)

You're in the 150's!!!! Isn't it grand - what a miracle that, not too long ago, you were in a TOTALLY different place-not just weight wise but life wise.

God is sooooooo good!