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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Monday, August 1, 2011

We are Family....

We got kitties - Happy are we!

We have KITTIES!!  They haven't even been with us 24 hours yet.  Tommy and Tango joined us yesterday.  They are 13 weeks old and we're tickled pink to have them.  My youngest said yesterday "Moving here just got ten times better!" Tommy is the grey one, Tango is the orange one.

Saturday I went running again and with a running partner this time.  It was awesome.  We went 3 miles in 35 minutes.  She showed me a whole new running path and we had a nice visit.  Sure makes moving here a little nicer.  Hopefully we'll go running again this week.

But one downer is that my weight is up a little from my norm.  In just a week it jumped like 8 pounds.  Yikes!  It has to do with what I'm eating, which included eclairs from a baby shower and cake & ice cream from a birthday and too many PB & J sandwiches.  Now I'm pulling in those reins!  I've got my knox blox and lots of healthy food in the house.  And I've got my kids watching me like a hawk!  They know I don't want to go back so they watch what I do around desserts.  Sometimes it annoys me but overall I am thankful.  :)  Life is good!!


gracies tough journey said...

Cute kitties.... LOL my son does that to me too. If I grab something out of boredom like trail mix he will say put it back, you are not hungry. I laugh and sure enough I put them back.

Lori said...

I'm glad you're feeling more and more at home in your new place.

I feel certain that your weight will drop right back down to where it needs to be in no time.

Michele said...

I always have had a fondness for orange kitties. We have had a few and named them either Jody (girls) or Teddy (boys). SO love your new kitties

Those few pounds will come off soon. Nice to see that your family is becoming part of the Margenewatchdog group. I am so glad you are all back together.

Debbie said...

So great to know that you are settling into your new home, the kittens are adorable! It's great that you found a friend to run with. I understand how it goes when you slack off a little bit, but you'll get rid of that extra weight in no time.

Joy said...

You've been through a lot. Once things settle down those pounds will come off! You are on it and can make it happen.

Way to go on your run time. You are really improving!! Keep it up!

Stay focused!!!!

Jennifer said...

cute kitties! I am so happy for you! I know you have been wanting pets for a while now!

As for the few lbs...they will come right off. So proud of you and your running!!! Whoohoo!


Joy said...

Thinking of you and missing you my Friend!

Hope you are doing well! Stay focused!!!

Love and hugs!

Julie said...

Love the new babies. I love cats!!!
You'll get back to where you want to be. You're strong and you know what you need to do. Keep up the great work Margene.
Just got back from our trip, it'll be a wee bit before I get myself back into the way of things but will post soon.
Take care and have a blessed week.

Kimberlynn said...

If it's any comfort at all, I'm up in my weight too. The good news is we can get it right back off. You can do it, and so can I!!! Are you with me?

Love and lots of hugs!!!

leah said...

Wow, I've been checking out your blog for about the last half hour! You are amazing, super woman. I didn't realize how recent your loss was and how drastic! I shared your blog on my sis. in-laws weight loss blog http://believingitspossible.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html.

I'll try and be better about the jogging, I've been so lazy lately and i had a fun run with you!