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, March 17, 2011

My Chains are gone / VIDEO I made of my journey

24 comments:

Deb Willbefree said...

An amazing group of pictures and an amazing number of firsts. You don't look like the same person who started this journey.

Congratulations!

Deb

Natalia said...

As someone that has to lose half of themselves, thank you so much for sharing. This brought tears to my eyes. I can't wait to experience a lot of the same frists! You are such an inspiration to me!!!! You look amazing! :)

Christine said...

So amazing and beautiful!!!!
I am glad that I have been able to follow along in this journey of yours!

Sandy "Sugarspice76" said...

A beautiful video Margene! Thanks for sharing it with us. You are an inspiration to me.

Sarah said...

Ok, that was awesome! What an amazing video. When I reach my goal I might have to steal your idea and make a video too! You look fan-freakin-tastic!

Sarah
notaneffingdiet.blogspot.com

gracies tough journey said...

Margene this video brought tears to my eyes. It was beautiful. This is also one of my favorite songs. Gracie

dawne said...

Such freedom. Very powerful, Margene.

Julie said...

Your video made me cry. Lots of tears and lots of joy. I am so happy for you Margene. All the work you did to become the best most healthiest possible person ever. I am so proud of you Margene. You just don't know how proud I am.
Thanks you for sharing your journey. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Take care my dear friend. God Bless!!

Lori said...

Margene,
I've just finished reading your blog from the beginning. I cannot begin to tell you how much reading it blessed me. The video posted today brought tears to my eyes. I am so, so very happy for you and the transformation of your body. What you have been through and are going through outside of weight loss is hard enough. You and your family are in my prayers while you are apart. You'll make it with the same grit and determination you've used to lose the weight. You have consistently stayed on track and that is amazing!

It is also amazing how much younger you look. All of those people are right to call you 'hot' because you are, girl, you are. Keep it up.

I can't wait to read about you reaching your goal.
Lori

Karla said...

here I sit crying with joy for you, we have never met in person but I am so happy for you :)

I needed so much to see something so powerful tonight, you have given me renewed focus

love ya girl

(((HUGS)))

tattered 'n torn prims said...

Thank you....just.... Thank!! You!!
Stacey

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

I've been following your journey for quite sometime (pretty close to when you started it I believe). You are such an amazing person and have such an amazing husband and family. I cried the entire video-at the journey and at the message I got from the video. In times of struggle and uncertainty I can come to your blog and be uplifted. Thank you!

Lucy said...

YOU, my friend, are NEVER going back. It's so evident what this whole change has done for you: you dropped more than dress sizes... the chains are dropped, the heaviness, the self loathing, etc.

So many reasons to rejoice and to think there is so much more he has in store...STILL. Very exciting!!

Joy said...

Well...geez..."sniff and snivel"...Beautiful!! You are an inspiration to me and so many. Way to go!!

Keep focused!

Michele said...

That was beautiful! Thank-you so much for making it. It is a tribute to all you have done in the past year. It will inspire many, many more people, too, to make that first step. Enjoy this new and well earned fitness. God bless you, Michele

Anonymous said...

Dear Margene,
My first thought while watching this is "I'm so proud of you", which sounds so weird since you live on the other side of the world from me and I've never met you; but I check in on your blog quite regularly and your open honestly makes us all feel like we know you. So I feel ok saying I'm proud of you. You're doing so well and it's so evident how much happier you are now. The joy just radiates in the photos right from 18 pounds lost. You're an inspiration.
Much love from Australia, Kylie x

Lyndsay @ Thinspiration said...

That was beyond incredible. It's amazing to see the changes & you look wonderful, as does your entire family.

You are such an inspiration!!

D said...

Thank you for sharing. This brought tears to my eyes also. It is amazing to see the joy on your face increasing exponentially as you lost weight.

Jennifer said...

Oh Margene...I cant thank you enough for sharing this! You have really found your calling in inspiring others with your positivity and amazing results. I am so happy for you and so very proud!! This song was amazing and with the pics added it gave me goosebumps!!! Congratulations on your success. KEep up the amazing work.

Jennifer

Katie J said...

You are simply amazing Margene! I was so touched by your video and I am sitting here at work in tears.

Kimberlynn said...

I am SO happy for you Margene. I so loved seeing your journey and transformation. It brought tears to my eyes and hope to my heart. You have been an inspiration to us all. Thank you sweet friend!

Anonymous said...

Amazing Amazing Amazing

Naz
UAE

Nancy B. Kennedy said...

How beautiful! I'd probably see the amazing photos better if tears weren't making my sight so blurry!

Sheri - The Motivational Girl said...

What a wonderful story to watch you get your life back!!