Thursday, November 20, 2008

From the desk of.....

Okay, it's Dick's desk, I don't have one...since we moved into the condo and downsized and I couldn't part with a love seat I adore.... put the beloved couch in the office where another desk should be....a girl's gotta have some style right?

So anyway, reporting from the borrowed desk of Maree B. on the state of our new lifestyle we started March 05, 2008.......happy, happy, joy, joy!! We are really enjoying loosing the weight and all the good things that come with it. Better health, more energy, less pain and so much more!

Dick loves being in loose 36 inch waist pants...loves the compliments and he also really likes to tell other people how easy it is to eat less and move more. I'm so proud of him, he's lost 35 pounds!

The other night Melissa brought over some size 10 clothes that are way too big for her now....but not me!! I was thrilled!! One pair of black dress pants in particular that she had worn to her brother Rich's wedding a couple of years ago, really excited me. I remember how thin she looked in them.....and how nice she looked. Well, they fit! Now I gotta go some place nice to wear them! Ruth Chris and Actors Theatre maybe!


So far I've lost about 56 pounds and I'm still losing about 1/2 pound a week. I'm almost at a normal BMI which is really my goal.

The main thing I need to say today is, if I can do it...you can do it!! Go for it!! Give fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats a try. Find out what a portion is (it's on the side of the box or package!!). You don't have to give up everything you love, just change a few things, make better choices. Try www.livestrong.com, go to A Daily Plate there or, www.sparkpeople.com, get great recipes from Cooking Light http://www.myrecipes.com/ find recipes that have the calorie counts on them ...they are delicious!


Don't wait until January 1st!! Start today!! If you have fallen off the wagon...hop right back on!! We are human we err...!!

Here's my desk....hope he doesn't get too comfortable there!! ;-)
*********************To go back to the "light bulb" day for me go here**********************

4 comments:

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Thank you for the inspiring words. You look wonderful at 'your' desk.
Your hair is so pretty. I have been thinking about your email. I need to just start slow and not get caught up in how much I need to lose. It's too overwhelming. I need to just think a pound a week type thing.I have a new year and things will be better. You are a sweetheart to encourage others. Luv, Trish

Melissa & Shawn said...

Yea Mom! What an awesome picture of both of you!!

I am getting ready to finish up getting rid of the rest of my 10's out of my closet...do you want more?

I am so proud of you all...what a great learning year it has been. 2009 is all about maintaining and toning, that's what I've decided.

You all look great, love the new camera!!

Love you!
Sis

Simply Dandy said...

You look AMAZING!! I am still doing WW, down about 11 pounds. I am regrouping a little bit right now, have been doing points but I think I am going to go back to the core plan. Thanks for the encouraging words.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)
P.S. Size 10....wow!! I am happy to be back down to a 16!!

sara said...

You are looking great, Maree. i will admit that moving & the stress of traveling has got me being lazy!! I am really going to need you to keep up your inspiration!! **wink** so I can get back on the wagon!

I am so proud of Melissa too! I wish *I* were getting rid of all MY 10's (ok, 12's!) LOL!!!