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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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Week 50 - A total FIRST

Yesterday marked the end of our 50th week of this lifestyle change.  The scaled showed me a 1 pound loss and showed Brent a 4 pound loss.  Yeah Brent!!!  I think mine would have been more if I would consciously been drinking more water.  Sometimes I stop being as consistent but when I do, I see bigger losses.  I'll take a pound gone, though!

I have a couple of NSV (non scale victories) to share.  What makes these different is that they are TOTAL FIRSTS for me and just SO DIFFERENT from what I'm used to experiencing.

1. Some guy made a pass at me on Facebook!!  What?  Are you kidding me?  He saw my profile picture on Facebook and sent a message saying he loved my picture and wanted to know if he could get to know me!  I was LAUGHING so hard.  No one ever asks me that until now, at age 42!  That is really TOO FUNNY!!  I know he's just a player but still, a total first for me.

2. A friend of my husbands was talking to Brent and said, "Your wife it HOT" - accentuating the "HOT" as he spoke.  No one - other than Brent - has called me hot before!  I am the same person, but somehow, now, I am hot.  Does anyone else find this funny?  I laugh every time I think of it.

It's not that I am not flattered, because I am, but it's more like why is it that I am only hot or beautiful AFTER I loose 130+ pounds?  Even to myself?  Now, I'm this 42 year old woman and mom of 4 kids, and now I'm  hot?  Too funny!  This is why I love Brent so much.  He ALWAYS thought I was hot, even when I was 280 pounds!  Not once in my life, has he ever made a negative reference to my weight, but he has always been ACCEPTING of me.  And that is what I needed because I wasn't accepting of myself.

Last week I made some more Peanut Butter Balls using Medifast hot cocoa and PB2 - A favorite of ours!  Here's a lean and green where I split up my lean in-between chicken and cottage cheese and had some delicious roasted asparagus!

On the left here is some Rotisserie chicken and some quickly sauteed red peppers & mushrooms.  This is like my "fast food"... love it!  On the right is left over asparagus and chicken mixed up with zucchini ribbons.  This is where I used a peeler on zucchini and just made them into ribbons and sauteed them on the stove.  A fun and different way to eat them.

On the left there is my Teriyaki Chicken bowl.  I took a cut up red pepper and sauteed it with some chicken and added a little "Wok with Me" Teriyaki glaze/sauce.  The "Wok with Me" sauces are so good and lower calorie and carb than most.  On the right, is some cut up chicken patties from Costco, and my favorite Rachel Ray recipe of sauteed red cabbage again!  This time I added in a little tomato just to see how I like it.  It was still just as yummy!
Here is Brent's new favorite dish.  These Amylui chicken meatballs from Costco - so low in calories and carbs and high in protein!  He LOVES to put hot sauce on them.  They already have their own little kick.  So this rivals his other favorite of the Morning Star sausage patties.  He's a little more particular on what "lean" he likes so when we find a new favorite for him, I get excited!
I hope you have an awesome start of your week.  I love how every week is new and fresh and ready for good healthy choices!!  Life is good!!!

17 comments:

dawne said...

It totally makes sense to me. It feels good to be physically admired, but kind of hilarious because of years of not being the "noticed"one. rest assured, you are HOT...inside and out!

A Journey to a new me... said...

Great feelings huh!? Things like that make me feel even better about the changes I am making!

And while I don't really know if my husband has ALWAYS thought I was hot, my husband has never said a mean thing about my weight. He has always been my biggest supporter (while thin, then when heavy, and now as I get to a healthy weight) and I know he only wants to see me happy. and recently...I've caught him bragging about me and the changes I am making!

Jennifer said...

Wow!! That is awesome! And you deserve so much credit for your success! You are such an inspiratin to me. I am even considering restarting Medifast because it was so successful for me. I am hoping to get the last 20-30 lbs off soon!

Jennifer

teri-free2bme said...

You and Brett are such a great couple. I think it is so neat the two of you journeyed together on your life style change for healthier living and healthier weight!

Love your pictures of the healthy food...looks so yummy!

Keep up the great choices!
Teri @
http://psalm34-17.blogspot.com/

Polar's Mom said...

Now that husband is a great lightening rod-he grounds you no matter your weight. Too cool. Yes it bites that everyone else's opinions are so much more positive after the loss-that is the social conditioning. I, too, wish I had loved myself more before, maybe I would have gotten healthy earlier. But better late than never. PS-you are so HAWT. ;-) I'm sure there will be even more Stalkbookers coming out of the woodwork!


Polar's Mom
www.polarspage.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Oops, have to be careful when I check this blog, never know when it may move me to tears! Your comments about Brent and how the world looks at you now vs. how he always did just, well, made me cry. How wonderful to have a life partner you can always count on!!

Okay, drying those tears because you also posted a picture of Amylu foods. I cannot find them here in the Northeast! Any idea where else they might be sold? My Costco doesn't know a thing about them and I've also emailed them about it and gotten no answer. I wish I could find them, they sound like they taste SOOO good!

Thanks for being such an inspiration on a Monday morning!

Heather said...

Oops, have to be careful when I check this blog, never know when it may move me to tears! Your comments about Brent and how the world looks at you now vs. how he always did just, well, made me cry. How wonderful to have a life partner you can always count on!!

Okay, drying those tears because you also posted a picture of Amylu foods. I cannot find them here in the Northeast! Any idea where else they might be sold? My Costco doesn't know a thing about them and I've also emailed them about it and gotten no answer. I wish I could find them, they sound like they taste SOOO good!

Thanks for being such an inspiration on a Monday morning!

Michele said...

That was a fun post to read. Good for you, you hottie, you! Those PB balls look great, I wonder if you can use other cocoa mixes with the same results. Any idea??

Julie said...

Jim has been the same way. Loved me no matter the size and he reminds me of that, it didn't matter at 230 and now at 186, but he is liking the new me.
You are doing so wickely awesome. Keep it up, both you and Brett.
Now I went and looked at the recipes for those peanut butter balls, I didn't find one. They looked so yummy and me and peanut butter were made for each other, though right now can't have much.
Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments. I love them.
Take care and have a blessed afternoon.

Christine said...

One HOT MAMA!!!

I love it!

Polar's Mom said...

Hey MTTFP-

Yes my Macbook Pro is red-there is a company called colorware that custom colors all sorts of gadgets for a fee. I bought my mac used, and it was ferrari red already. Pretty nice-but I wouldn't have the dough to do it to my computer myself I think...

Polar's Mom
www.polarspage.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Oh Margene-thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog today. You are the true inspiration and part of the reason for me choosing to go back on MF. And thank you so much for the prayers. It really does mean a lot to me. I dont express it too much on the blog but in reality I really am scared. Its been too long of not feeling good and I am getting nervous its something bad. Prayers help. Thank you.

Jennifer

Jennifer said...

And no...I dont have that book yet. Right now it isnt in the finances but maybe eventually!

Lesia said...

Miss you HOTTIE! Smile

Lucy said...

Hey Hot Momma!

You know, i'm thinking I may need to get me a Costco card - those meatballs look great. You said your husband loves them, do you?

You're doing great kid!!!! :)

Desert Singer said...

Thanks for the advice about walking and exercise as a newbie on Medifast. I love your blog so far, and can't wait to read more recipes and experience!!

Inspiring! :D

Nancy B. Kennedy said...

maybe the guys are noticing the energy in your step... or the smile on your face... or the calmness of your soul... or, maybe you really are HOT!

look how close you are to your goal!!! so exciting. how will you celebrate?