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 27, 2011

Week 55 - Back Home & Landmark Week!

I lost ONE POUND last week!  Brent stayed the same (hey no gain!!).
This is a landmark week.  Wanna know why?  Because.....

I have now lost ONE HALF of MYSELF!!!
I started at 280 just last Feb. and now I am at 140 - one half of what I used to be.
WOW!  It's just too much fun!!

We drove to Utah this week.  We started late at night and ended up having to get a hotel just an hour or so in because it was snowing too bad to even see.  I was eating some beef jerky which is off plan for me.  When we got to the hotel, for some reason I downed some cottage cheese "dip" with celery even though I'd already had my 6 meals for the day.  I freaked out a little at the hotel thinking I had just thwarted my effort and I was like jogging in place and stretching and trying to burn calories.  Kind of funny, actually.  Something about traveling makes me feel like I can eat a little different.  For the most part, I did NOT eat any different EXCEPT for adding in some beef jerky and eating a bit MORE cottage cheese than was planned.  So I did down water like crazy and really kept my meals up every 3 hours.  I was very happy to see a loss!

In Utah, I went to Costco to see if I could find my "Amylou Caramelized Chicken Onion Burger" which have been discontinued at our Oregon Costco.  I did not find them but I found these:

These are Spinach Cheddar Chicken Patties and they were WAY delish!!  They were in the refrigerator section and are pre-cooked (low carb & high protein).  When we move there, I will be buying some of these.  Brent loved them too!  We ate two patties for our "lean" and a salad for our "green".

We flew home just this morning.  It's my first time on a plane since loosing the bulk of my weight.  You know what?  I didn't have to stretch the seat belt clear to it's end OR ask for an extension.  I even had extra room on my seat belt!  Do you know how amazing and happy that makes me feel?   It is Indescribable, my friends!!!  SO very blessed.  Things like this, make it so worth it to make this change in our lives.

God bless you on your daily journey!  Don't give up, Think Positive, Keep that end result in mind!  Life is GOOD 
xoxoXO ~Margene


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the loss! half of yourself? Wahoo!


Sarah said...

Congrats to you! It takes a lot of discipline to get to where you are! Way to go!


Karla said...

You look amazing, so happy for you :)

D said...

Congratulations! It's another great accomplishment to add to all the wonderful things that you have accomplished this past year.

Tell Brent we are rooting for him. I hope he finds strength during the stressful transition.

PS I had that airplane moment too. It was awesome

Kimberlynn said...

Congratulations Margene!!! You're simply glowing and I couldn't be happier for you.

Michele said...

Gosh, you look radiant in that seat and young beyond your years! Congrats on losing half of yourself, too!!!Michele

gracies tough journey said...

I am so happy for you. I have always feared flying and one of the reasons was/is my weight. You do look awesome in that seat. You two are truly blessed.

Lucy said...

I swear, every time I read one of your post I am A. motivated and B. can only say "wow!".

Great going Margene!! And YES, "Life Is Good!"

Casey said...

You never cease to amaze me! You have done such an amazing job on your weight loss journey!
You look great, but more important, you look happy!
God bless you both!

Lyndsay said...

CONGRATS!! That is incredible...YOU LOST A PERSON!! Keep up the AMAZING work!!

Julie said...

That is so darn wonderful and so cool and so much more.
And you fly too. I can't do that, I am way beyond scared to do that.
Do you have an ending weight you are shooting for? Just curious and I'm sure you've told me before but I forgot.
Take care Margene. Have a blessed evening.

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

You are so awesome and you inspire me so much! That is wonderful that you've lost half yourself! Whenever I feel myself begin to waver I come to your blog..you always know how to keep the smile on my face and the doubt out of my brain!! God Bless you and your family.

Jennifer said...

Hi Margene. I was reading about how your hubs is having a tough time losing the past few weeks. When this happened to me on Medifast after I was down quite a bit, my health coach told me to try to cut my exercise at least in half for a week and see what happened. So for a week I did minimal exercise and I lost 4 lbs that week. I am wondering if maybe since he is a guy(they require more calories) he might not be getting enough calories for the exercising he is doing? I am definately not trying to tell you guys what to do or anything but thought I could tell you what my health coach advised for me in case it could help.

Congrats on your loss! Amazing!