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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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Life moves pretty fast...

...If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  as Ferris would say.   I can tell you, I am trying not to miss life, but working on enjoying it.  Are you enjoying life?  I am alive and kicking as I hope you are too. 
Food wise, I was noticing my trend in mindless eating and often eating more than I needed.  So, I’ve recently took a stronger approach to my eating and I am more dutifully eating every 3 hours now and small portions again.  I have specific things I’ve listed out that I am eating to balance out the healthy protein and carbs - including Medifast food as I already love those meal replacements.  I already feel better about it.    
Exercise wise, I am keeping active but I haven’t been running in like 2 weeks.  Brent and I would like to run a 5K coming up here so we need to get our butts in gear.
But, EXCITING wise, 
We now have two miniature dachshund girls!!  
Introducing Zoey and Chloe.  
They are 2 years old and already house trained.  How lucky is that!  Boy, do they add a new dimension to our home and family.  We love it!!  They have so much energy and within hours they have accepted us as their new family.  It is amazing how they can come from the only home and family they've known for 2 years and so quickly give us their total acceptance and love.  It kind of reminds me of our move here and how we have left the only home we've known for 14 years.

And the previous owner said she went jogging with them and they are used to going 3 miles.  Perfect!  I have gone short distance jogging with them and their little legs can cruise!  Sometimes I could not keep up with them.  They will have to slow to my pace.

And here is one of the fabulous views we had one evening in our valley.  Peaceful, serene, quiet, calming, gorgeous, dry and hot describe our new area here in Utah.  We love it!  It will take some time to get settled in socially, but the area is perfect. 
 Life is good!


Becca said...

What cute little additions! Glad to hear you guys are doing well and still loving your new home! Thanks for your continued support and inspiration on my journey!!

Lucy said...

Wow-that pic is breathtaking! We recently got a maltese (dog)- perfect for our family :)

So glad things are going well!

Karla said...

Kitty now puppies, you have a full house :)
Every 3 hours works for me as well, it is work, but worth it

E. Jane said...

Love the photos of your kittens and little doggies. I'm glad you're settling in your new home.
Also, thanks for the comment on my blog. You always have wonderful words of wisdom in your blog too. Take care, Margene.

Debbie said...

Darling puppies! So neat that they are fitting in so well & are already seasoned joggers. I guess we always have to be mindful of our eating. It is so easy to slip back into old habits. I've been concentrating on that this week too. Love the mountain view, what a beautiful place to live.

Rettakat said...

Kitties and puppies and running... oh my! I love how your life is so full of energy and hope and LIVING. It makes me smile to see how you are so quickly finding a new life there, and enjoying it. :-)

Michele said...

I love dogs and those two will be great fun for all of you!

I think the whole weight loss journey and now for you, maintenance, is a process. It is about trying different things until you hit it right. Glad you are feeling better with your tweaking.

Julie said...

And now all you need is a bunny. :o)
Glad you are settling in and enjoying life.
Take care Margene and have a blessed day!!

Joy said...

You family is growing! WOW!! They are adorable. I love dogs!

Keep focused on your plan my friend! You are doing so awesome!!

gracies tough journey said...

Your new babies are so cute. What a beautiful picture of the valley. Pictures like that, remind us the beauty God has blessed us with. I am so glad things are working out for you and your family. It looks so peaceful.. Gracie