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, February 13, 2011

Week 53 - I survived!

I literally have not had two minutes to myself until just this moment since I last posted!  It's been crazy.  Mostly good crazy.  I lost 3 pounds!!!  Brent gained 2 pounds.  (bummer).  So net loss is 1 pound, I guess. I am less than 10 pounds from goal!  Woo Hoo!

First of all, my son's Eagle Court of Honor was FANTASTIC!  Over 130 people showed up to support him.  Wow!  Two of Brent's three brothers were in town and came, as well as his father - who is my son's only living grandparent.  That was pretty sweet.  And also Brent's sister from Arizona was in town and my oldest brother came as well as my nephew and his family from Washington.  We had wonderful family support there.  I even gave a mothers tribute speech!  I tell ya, I prayed long and hard not to be nervous, and I wasn't.  I was able to just focus on what I wanted to say about and to my son.  I got to put his Eagle pin on his scout shirt and it felt pretty good.  So proud of him because I know what it took for him to earn that!  After we got it all cleaned up - my girls and I even got to run to a late movie with some friends.  That was nice to relax and let the boys take everything home and unload.

Then last night, Brent and I DJ'd  an adult valentine's dance.

As you can see by the picture, I brought our lean and green and we stayed ON PLAN even when working.  It was Hawaiian theme and they were serving pulled pork and haystacks with white rice and lots of cake and fondue.  We didn't touch any of it but enjoyed our own food.  Felt good, ya know!

Here's a lean and green I had this week.  A Morningstar Garden burger with sauteed mushrooms and red peppers and 3/4 cup cottage cheese (my lean was split between the cottage cheese and garden burger).  And on the right are zucchini chips!!  Wow, I love these even MORE than Kale Chips.  So good!  I got the recipe from Sandy's Blog here!  I took them with me to the movie as my snack and loved them!

Thanks for the wonderful comments on my last post.  I really appreciated every single one of them.  It's weird because I know we have such wonderful support (like at the court of honor)... but so often I struggle feeling completely alone and friendless.  I struggle with how I perceive things and really wish I could get a break from it.  I am so thankful that Brent is there to stick by me and comfort me in all my fluctuating emotions.  Life is so good, ya know?!!  Take care my friends XOXO ~Margene


Anonymous said...

You look sooooooooooooo thin! You do!

I'm glad everyting went well. Congratulations on the weight loss and Congratutlations to your son for the Eagle pin. Greag accomplishments. :D


Christine said...

What a great weight loss!


Natalia said...

Wow good week for you!!! :) 10 pounds from goal? That must feel so great.

I love seeing the pictures of the Eagle Scout. My 6 year old just had his first pine wood derby with tiger scouts. Goes by soo fast!

Hope you have a great week!

Sarah said...

10 more pounds? That must feel amazing! When you hit your goal, please let us all know how that feels so we know what we have to look forward to!


Julie said...

Only a mom of an Eagle Scout can feel that but it's is amazing, isn't it! The support was so fantastic. I am glad his Court of Honor was grand.
You are looking so fantasticly skinny girl. Now remember to take care of yourself this week, now things will settle down a tiny bit.
Take care my friend and have a blessed day.

dawne said...

Amazing weight loss this close to goal!!!!! You are a very, thin woman. Congrats.

Michele said...

So much to be proud of in this post for you. You will always remember that Eagle Scout pinning. Those are some of the most precious moments of parenting.

So happy for you that you are only 10 pounds away from goal. Excellent.

Shabby Chic Mom- Susie said...

Wow, 10lbs, you are amazing. Congrats to your son, what an accomplishment!! Im going to have to check out those zucchini chips!!
looks like youhad a good time dj the dance