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, March 6, 2011

If ever I've been in the mood for COMFORT FOOD...

It is right now!!

Just a bit ago, I said goodbye to Brent at the airport before he left for Utah.  I seriously did NOT want to let him go... I have such a lump in my throat.  So much for feeling strong.  I haven't felt as tempted to just curl up with a bunch of high carby foods and eat my way into a forgetful bliss in a long time...

It reminds me of 25 years ago when I said goodbye to him when he left to serve his 2 year mission for our church.  That was the hardest day of my life - and we weren't even married yet!  This won't be two years but.... just a little dejavu feeling.

BUT - we had a wonderful day yesterday at the coast!  Stayed in a fabulous house... and the sky was sunny, the beach beautiful (still cold 'cause it's Oregon), hit the outlet stores, dinner and games with friends, hot tub!  It was pretty wonderful!
 I got a new hat.

AND - I avoided all this junk food at the Beach Retreat!  I'm pretty sure I was the only one... but that's okay, I shared my knox blox and zucchini chips and had a great time!  And I have to give credit to several sisters who DID bring healthy snacks... see the salad and there was a veggie tray and nuts.  It was actually healthier foods than our last retreat!!

Yay me... I stayed on plan.  I don't know if I lost any weight this week, though.  I will weigh in tomorrow.  Got lots to do and focus on... I will try not to be a wimp w/ the hubs not here.  I already miss the guy!!  Will be hugging my pillow tight tonight.  Life is good!


Sarah said...

I was craving comfort foods last week. I found a cook book through Taste Of Home called Diet Comfort Foods. It has all the nutrition information with each recipe. Tons of good food in there!


Karla said...

you are too cute... so in love <3

Julie said...

Time will fly. Not today/tonight but after that time will fly. I love the love.
You did so great eating. You are just so dang strong.
Take care Margene and God Bless!!

spunkysuzi said...

Awww you two were so meant to be with each other!!
You did great avoiding the food :)

Michele said...

Just know that this too will pass. It really will and you will soon be together again. Keep focused on your health and your kids. You two love each other and will look back and find that you grew as a couple through this. REally.

Kimberlynn said...

You look so sweet together in these pictures. I can't imagine how hard it would be saying goodbye to my hubby. Oh, and I'm so proud of you for not giving in to temptation. Hang in there Margene...we're all here for you!