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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Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April!

I was trying to think of a fun April Fools but alas... I have not... yet!

This week has been busy:  appointments, meetings, church work, relief society event, temple trip, Pinewood Derby, coordinating with realtor and hubs in Utah, offers on more homes, etc.  And I have been sick this whole week for the first time since starting my journey!  My voice is very hoarse and I've got swollen neck glands, aches, etc.  Funny, I can actually see the swollen glands by looking in the mirror where a year ago I could not tell except by feeling my neck.

A nice friend offered to "treat" me to lunch in honor of reaching my goal.  So she did on Wednesday and it was SO nice!  It meant a lot to me that she did that!  I do feel like celebrating and shopping and going to Disneyland and being with my husband!!!  It is so extremely lonely without him here.  I have a new appreciation for single parents and those who aren't married or widowed.  I hope I can reach out more and notice more what people around me are going through and be there for them!!

I entered Medifast's "Happy After's" contest!  Woo Hoo!  They will choose 10 winners by the end of April.  I know a ton of people have entered, so my chances are slim but the thought of getting a shopping spree & makeover sound so fun!

I'm thinking tomorrow will show a maintain.  How has your week been?


Sarah said...

I hope you maintain when you weigh tomorrow. I'm sorry that you are missing your hubby. Hopefully the time will fly and he will be home soon!


gracies tough journey said...

All the stress and anxiety will get you sick. You may think you have it all under control but your body may just disagree with that. Hope you feel better soon. You may not have your husband close by, but we are still here for you. God Bless

Lori said...

I'm sorry you're sick. That makes hubby being away all the worse.

Keep up the good attitude. It has to be hard with everything you have going on.

Anonymous said...

Goodness your plate sounds full! No pun intended. :)

I'm wishing you well in the contest. It would be so cool if you won. I can't think of a better candidate for the prize!



Quick Weight Loss said...

I like your blog, good luck there!

Kimberlynn said...

I'm sorry you've been under the weather. And especially that you're having to do this alone without your hubby. I hope you get to see him soon!!!

Love to you my friend!!!

Sandy "Sugarspice76" said...

Good luck on the Happy Ever Afters Contest and congrats on reaching your goal! BTW I love reading your blog to keep me motivated.

Julie said...

I have faith that you will be picked. Your journey has been amazing and needs to be shared so other can learn too.
I'm sorry life is so busy and lonesome but it won't be lasting forever, just a short time more. You can do this, I know you can.
Take care Margene, have a blessed weekend.

Karla said...

You have my vote!!

Joy said...

Sorry you are not well! Get better soon!!! I am praying for you!

I hope you win the makeover that would be awesome!!!

My week has been great!!! Started a new focus plan and so far I'm on task. It feels amazing!!

Keep up the great work and stay focused!!!

Weas said...

Good luck with the contest!!! I can't wait to see if you make it :)

Absolutely, Positively Josie said...

You are amazing! Found you through Loretta, and when I saw your video and read some of your blogs, I knew I had to add you!

Congratulations, and thank you for the inspiration!


Bringing Pretty Back said...

V travels for his business and sometimes is gone for a few months at a time, I know what you mean! Gave me a whole new perspective.
I think you will be one of the ten picked!!!!!
Feel better soon! But, it is so cool you can see your swollen glands! Only someone that has been or is heavy gets that!
Take it easy with all you have going on!
Have a pretty day!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Margene. As you noticed by Josie's comment, Loretta put your video up on her blog.

I watched it again. This time with the music playing (Amazing Grace IS my favorite song.)

I have to tell you that even tho I saw it before and was moved by it then, this time I was brought to tears. All of a sudden, with the words of the music playing, I saw the Margene who began this journey. And I saw me.

It is amazing Grace, isn't it? Although it is long past time for me to look as beautiful as you, the video gave me hope that I can get these last 40 pounds off...that I can see a transformation, too. Thanks.


Sharon said...

Hi Margene, I have NO idea how I've missed your blog until now because we have so many of the same "friends!" I got to you from the video Loretta posted and I am captivated by your story. Can't wait for a day to "read" the whole thing. Congratulations on reaching goal and I look forward to sharing your transition into maintenance! Loved the video. Sharon

E. Jane said...

glad I found your blog. I viewed your video on Loretta's blog, and I was moved to tears. Congratulations on your amazing journey of grace and self-discovery!

Leslie said...

I also viewed your video on Loretta's blog. What an amazing journey you and your husband have been on with incredible achievement. Thank you for the inspiration and motivation. I'll be back!