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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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I’m home back in Oregon now and life is fun and crazy.  It’s like the inside of the cyclone sort of.  Tonight I have a DJ event I am doing by myself.  Loading, driving, unloading, setting up, MCing, running music, taking down, etc .... all without Brent.  For some reason, I am extremely nervous as I want this event to go well and not have any probs w/ the equipment or vehicle or finding the place.  Knowing that it’s just me is a lot of pressure.  But I’ve done this for years - albeit, usually with somone.
There is also no food in the house - except for a couple bunches of VERY ripe banana’s that were left while I was gone.  So.... I made banana bread.  Yum.  Oh banana... how I have missed thee!  Your yummy sweetness, your enjoyable smell... oh banana how I love thee warm and moist... Banana bread makes everything right, doesn’t it?  Except I shouldn’t eat too much of it.
The scale shows me at 138 today.  I was so pleased to be under 140 after my trip to Utah.  Traveling can throw you off and it’s hard to get all my water in.  I meant to go running this morning but didn’t get to it... if I don’t have someone to go with I easily just end up not going.  But I did ride my bike to the bank so there’s a few miles.  It is beautiful outside and I am so thankful to be with my girls again and I know there are bright things in the future.  So I am plowing through today and hope I survive!
I also am signed up for another 5k in a couple weeks.  I walked this exact 5k last year after I’d lost some of my weight.  How awesome to come back this year and run it!  I am so thankful that I’ve gotten to this point in my life where I can finally do this.  It is so liberating to feel capable and I know where my strength comes from and will never forget that!
I’ve been trying not to have soda but today I'm going to drink some diet Dr. Pepper and hope these butterflies take a break.
Take care, my friends!  XoxoxOX ~Margene


gracies tough journey said...

Welcome back to beautiful Oregon. Drink your Diet DP and try to enjoy tonight. All will be fine. Dont forget to breath. God Bless dear friend.

Lori said...

Congratulations to you. You are living proof that life can be normal after weight loss.

Sarah said...

Have fun tonight at your event. I also love banana bread! I don't get to eat it as much as I used to!


Karla said...

Have fun :)

Michele said...

Nice to see you are back home with the girls and the scale treated you well Another 5KM~how terrific!

Debbie said...

I hope that your event went well. It really is wonderful to know that you are doing things that weren't possible before you lost weight. God bless you as you prepare for your next 5k.

Anonymous said...

Hi Margene! I just found your blog and over the past 2 days have read from day one to this post. Wow, I am just amazed at what you have accomplished. You are truly an inspiration & I will be following your journey in hopes of getting the will power to start one of my own. My husband & I are where you guys were a year ago & we want so badly to loose weight but we just can not say no to the junk.
I always said that kids learn by observing us. Your daughters are seeing you do this gig tonight by yourself & they are learning that their mother is strong and independent - what more could we ask that our girls learn than to be strong & independent.
Thanks for sharing your story.
Southwestern, PA

Joy said...

Hi Friend!

Way to go! Maintaining on vacation is tough. But you did it!!

Keep up the great work. Can't wait to the the 5k with you!

Keep focused!