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, April 30, 2012

Color Me RAD

Last Saturday was the Color Me Rad 5k run!  Wow, I think this is going to become a tradition.  My daughter and my friend and I all did this together.  We ran and walked (it was more important to me to share this experience with my ladies than to run it the whole way through which I could have easily done).
All clean and white before the run - holding our color packs.

 It was super fun!!  And my friend's first 5k ever.  She did fantastic!  And I always LOVE having my daughter join me on stuff like this.  I'm such a lucky mom!

Me and my girl - Don't mess with us! ;)

Brent is ROCKIN' the plan and LOST 9 Pounds last week.  
BOOYA to him! 
He's been really making that effort to stick to plan now.  I'm so thankful he's in a place right now to be able to do that.  We are going to run a 5K together in July.  It'll be super sweet!  Love my man.

I think I've turned a corner as far as my "train wreck" situation below.  Making that video "Love Never Fails" was really healing for me and allowed me to express my love to my family and friends - and to feel it as well.  I really appreciate all the comments and encouragement I have received, and especially the prayers in my behalf - thank you!!  Sharon's comment really hit me - and I think she was inspired.  Thanks Sharon!  I've never gone through anything like this before and it really is the most hardest and painful thing -  YET because of where I've come from already and SEEING what the Lord has done for me, I KNOW so much more now WHO I really am and that HE does really love and help me.

I will NOT turn to food for comfort.
I will NOT berate myself.

I WILL look for my blessings EVERY DAY.

I WILL adopt and ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE.  :)

Grateful people are Happy People!

(It's funny how my blog becomes my own pep talk!)  

Whatever you are facing... FACE it with FAITH and COURAGE!

Life is GOOOOOOOD!!

~Margene XoXoxOxO

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Glad to know my thoughts were of help! I always hesitate cause like I said, it's easy to sit here thousands of miles away dispensing advice, but that example about Paul has helped me in past situations and I thought it might do the same for you. Yes, we may be thousands of miles apart, but we are still sisters aren't we??

Megan said...

That 5K looks like it would be so much fun!!

Thank you so much for encouraging me along my journey. Your guidance has been very helpful. I have failed many times in my life. Having someone there to shine a light on the right path is more than I could ask for. Thank you so much.

spunkysuzi said...

Looks like you had a blast!!

Julie said...

YEAH!! You did awesome and so did your friend. I am proud of you moving forward. Most excellent Margene. Blessings!!

Joy said...

How did you get the paint on you? Looks like a blast!!!

Hey way to go to Brent!! That is so exciting!! Proud of him!!

Friend I am so glad you are feeling better!! Praying for you!!

Love and miss you!!

Keep focused!