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, July 29, 2011

For the first time...

I made knox blox here in my new house in Utah.  Yay.  I guess that really solidify’s our move; I’ve made my mainstay snack.  Not only that, but there was a women’s church activity last night and I took my knox blox as one of the desserts.  I had peach/banana flavor and raspberry/huckleberry flavor.  They were enjoyed.  My first social function and it wasn’t too bad.  I was mostly by myself smiling at everyone but I did meet a lady who has done a triathlon and who goes running 3x a week.  Bingo!  Possible running partner.  She also goes about 3 miles which is about what I’m at so that might work out good.  I am a little bummed that I can’t find any group that plays basketball.  I am really gonna miss that!!
Yesterday I went running again in the morning.  This time I took some Advil before running and said several prayers that my knee would last a little longer.  I was able to run for 35 minutes!!  My knee was strained but not too bad.  Although, my leg muscles are very sore today, I’m glad I went again. 
My daughter and I went for a bike ride last night again.  I showed her the cool trails that we had discovered the night before.  I think I got her hooked because she kept wanting to go over a series of small dirt hills all rolled together.  Wickedly fun.  She said “Wow, mom, we’re so dangerous!”  It was so fun and the evening air was cool and great smelling!  We rode clear to the foot of one of the mountains and looked back for a great view of the homes in the valley.  
Food wise, I haven’t been keeping strict tract of myself but I have been generally working on eating lots of fruits and veggies.  For snacks I am loving cashews, fresh pineapple, red peppers, celery, bananas and beef jerky.  I am excited to be making some great overall changes to my family’s eating habits.  There is still lots of room for improvement.  We make lots of salads.  I hope to have a garden next year.  

And next on the horizon is getting 1 or 2 kittens!!!  Then in a month or two, we want to get 1 or 2 miniature dachshunds!  How cool is that gonna be!!  We have waited YEARS to get pets.  And who knows... maybe we'll eventually get chickens and goats and who knows what else?
I hope you are having a great on-plan day, making healthy choices and being kind to yourself and those around you.  You are worth it!  Life is good!


Jennifer said...

chickens and goats?!?!?!?! you read my last post right? I totally want chickens AND goat! Go for it girl!

Not to sound totally ignorant but what are knox blox? They look like something I must try....


JoBee said...

I'm a "newer" follower, and I'm also wondering what knox blox are?
Maybe post a recipe?

JoBee said...

Oooh goodness - look at that. I found it on my own.

For those that are wondering it's under "Recipes" link

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Hi gals... KNOX BLOX are firm sugar free jello squares I make and are low calorie and yummy. I have the recipe up in the tabs above under "Recipes - Medifast". They aren't really medifast food but I have the recipe under that tab. Check them out... they are SOOO good!!!


Anonymous said...

Your kitchen looks so cute! I love it. And the Knox Blox look great! Deb

Lori said...

I'm proud of you for moving away from your support system and getting out there so soon to establish a new one. That is a lot of which to be proud.

As long as your weight is stable and you're happy with your eating don't sweat it.

Joy said...

Way to stay active my Friend! Love the pictures, so beautiful! Love and hugs to you!!!!

Julie said...

Yeah, house is now becoming the new home. Pets, WOW!! I am so glad life is treating you all so well and that you have so many new and great places to explore.
Take care Margene and have a blessed weekend.

sandrelle said...

Margene--glad you are enjoying your new home here in Utah! Love animals, we have 3 dogs and 5 chickens and wish we had animal rights for a few goats and horses. I would have a farm if I could! Good luck with your new additions :)