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, May 3, 2013

May 2013 - Week 1 Back Again

Our first week back again on plan ended last Tuesday and has yielded some nice results:

Me - lost 6 pounds
Brent - lost 10 pounds

Not too shabby!  Our scale has since broke and so we need to buy a new scale before our next weigh in.

I made me some yummy knox blox!!  (strawberry, banana, blueberry AND Peach Mango)


Last Saturday was a beautiful day and we went to the park as a family and enjoyed playing catch with the baseball and football, and just hanging out.  It's not easy getting everyone together now that our kids are older and my oldest has a job, so it was way nice.

Can't wait for long bike rides and hikes and summer fun.  I hope my knee will cooperate!  I'm having a hard time staying positive in my mind lately.  It's such a battle!!  But every day I am looking for all the positive in my life and expressing my thanks to my Heavenly Father.



One of my neighbors and friends just lost her husband less than two weeks ago.  My heart is so broken for her.  They were high school sweethearts like me and Brent.  I know how hard it's been suffering the loss of my parents, I can't imagine the pain from losing your best friend & husband.  I've been thinking and praying for her everyday.  

There is already enough sorrow in this life.  I know we need to celebrate LIFE and all that is GOOD!  There is also SO MUCH GOOD!  So many people who help others and serve and bear each others' burdens'.  There are so many good people on this earth, it's easy to get caught up in the negative.




But I don't want to waste my time.  I am trying to look forward with faith to all that is ahead of me for myself and my family!  This week I'm thankful for the sunshine, the health of my family, cars that are currently working, a friend I haven't seen for a long time who stopped by for a visit, my sons working on a project together, my daughters going to Morp this weekend, and me and my hubs going to see Iron Man 3 tonight.

Woo Hoo!!!

We are ON PLAN and DRINKING the H2O.  

Life is GOOD!!

XoxO ~Margene

7 comments:

Donita Hammond said...

I'm so glad to see you posting again Margene. I still am following your journey and rooting for continued success.

Lori said...

Welcome back. I hope Brent gets to his goal weight this time and you can maintain.
Lori

gracies tough journey said...

Well done both of you on the weight loss. I remember when both of my kids went to Morp. They had a blast. Gracie

Julie said...

I'm glad to see you back. That is an awesome restart Margene.
I'm sorry about the job and way things went but always remember the Lord has his reasons so just wait and see what's next.
Family time is awesome and focusing on you is what is now.
Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Joy said...

Thanks for your text the other day!! I'm hitting another 1/2 marathon on Saturday. I've got you in my pocket!
Thanks for your support!

Love love!

Joy said...

Thanks for your text the other day!! I'm hitting another 1/2 marathon on Saturday. I've got you in my pocket!
Thanks for your support!

Love love!

Julie said...

Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you tonight so decided to check in to see what's up....so what's up? Hope that all is well.
Take care my friend, blessings!!