Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. We slowly gained a lot of that weight back and we're now on another journey for weight loss and better health using Bright Line Eating. This is the story of our continuing Journey. .
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Keep Moving Forward...

...just like Lewis on “Meet the Robinson’s” says and that’s what we’re doing. My poor man is really battling the stress lately and sometimes he is just not himself. I wish there was a magic button you could push that would eliminate all stress for a few days (or weeks or years).

We found another rental house that we’ve applied for. There was another family looking at it at the same time we were and both of us wanted it. It is priced so low. So we applied and now we are waiting for the landlord to decide who he will rent it to. I’ve been making plans and mapped out the rooms and have been deciding what furniture would go where. Making lists & planning... that’s what I do, and I do it well. Then in an email today, my hubby says that he still thinks and feels that we need to stay where we are at.

I responded and said “But... we still may be accepted [into this rental]. Will that be an answer to?”

His replied email said: “There can be more than one answer. Our path does not need to be on an exact specific course as long as we arrive in the same place. Bottom line is that we will be blessed for our efforts and our obedience. Do not fear, all will be and is well.”

I choked up reading his words and wished he was right here to hug. I needed to hear that. So basically, if we don’t get this house, then we will stop looking for now and just focus on staying here. That will be our answer.

A couple days ago I had to go to Fred Meyer to pick up some prescriptions and since I had to wait a while, I thought I’d go ahead and try on some clothes. So I did. I found that I fit into size 18 pants now! Woo hoo! I can’t wait to go on a shopping spree in the future. I took some pics in the dressing room... I couldn't believe how much less of me there was. I tried sucking it in too... you know, I used to not be able to suck it in!

I did get a nice mauve sweater that was only $10. which will be nice for the cold season coming. I seriously have very few clothes to wear!! It’s a problem I don’t mind... to get that weight off me! I wore that sweater today and it was cozy!

I realized that I have lost over 1/3 of myself!!! Yay! I am working SO hard this week to lose 4 pounds and make that big milestone of 100 pounds lost. Will I be able to do it?

One of my FAVORITE last medifast meals of the day is the new soft serve. Below is the Peanut Butter soft serve that my man makes for me and I savor every bite. Also here is some marinated salmon from Costco (frozen) that I baked up and had some sauteed mushrooms that I added a little peanut sauce to. Maybe that's a weird combo but I loved it.

I also picked up one of those rotisserie chickens at Costco just last night and had a slice of the chicken breast with a salad. SOOO good! And on the right there is an egg white scramble I made for my man last night with 7 egg whites, 2 sliced up turkey sausages, 1 wedge of light laughing cow cheese, celery and peppers. He put some salsa on it and loved it.

Here is some rotissery chicken again with mushroom & peanut sauce. So good! And then a simple shrimp salad with Walden Farm honey mustard dressing. Again, I don't know if that goes with shrimp normally or not, but I enjoyed it.
Well, in just a few days we will know two things: if we will be moving soon, and if I will have lost 4 pounds this week and reach my big benchmark. Either way life is GOOD. *Hugs*


Polar's Mom said...

Love you in that maroon sweater-very slimming! Isn't shopping fun when you don't feel huge??? Fitting into new sizes??? Oooh I love it! And yet somewhat worried that I will become a clothes freak when I fit into a tiny size...but I guess that is a much better problem to have!

I agree about the house-things have a way of working out the way they are supposed to... And since your roof isn't falling down right now, I wouldn't be too concerned with getting out. I have a feeling a better opportunity will present itself.

I think you are doing a great job of balancing everything, and your husband sounds like he has a great head on his shoulders!

Polar's Mom

Julie said...

I agree with you hubby. If it's meant to be then it'll happen, until them just try and relax.
My girl you are looking wonderfully. WOW, really!!
I wish I could send you the size 18's I have here. I'm finally getting into the 16's. Looking for a house closer to here? Just kidding. Good luck though on your new you, you look amazing.
Take care ahd have a blessed weekend. By next weekend you guys will have lost your 100 mark. Good for you both.
God bless you both.

ladyofthehouse said...

How exciting to be so close to the 100 pound mark!! Can't wait to read that post!!
Praying that you get an answer about the house soon and that whatever the answer is that God will give you peace.
Hugs ~ diane :)

Unknown said...

Congrats on getting so close to that 100 pound mark. Whether it's this week or the next, it will feel great!

Ann (-50 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Almost there, Margene ... You're so close to that 100 lb threshold. Your continued progress is really inspirational. Size 18 pants??!! I mean, holy cow, I haven't seen 18 (on me) since 1988. LOL You look fantastic, and happy! Congratulations on making such tremendous headway, and so many good choices!! xxox

motivated mama said...

You really do look terrific in that sweater! I feel inspired by the way you and your husband support one another. It is such a blessing to have a partner to lean on both with weight loss, and everything else life brings.

I hope you don't mind that I told my husband about your blog, as he is going to be joining me in my meal plan. Knowing he's going to share my journey really bolsters my spirit.

100 lbs. down here you come!


Jennifer said...

You look great! i am so proud of you Margene!