Monday, October 3, 2011


I was asked yesterday by a friend, what are some of the comments that I am hearing about my weight loss.  There have been many encouraging and very nice comments, but the comment that means the most to me is this.  My girlfriend was talking to me on the phone the other day.  I check in with her every week and let her know my weight loss for the week. She always has such wonderful encouragement for me but the one that REALLY stands out was this comment last week; "I can HEAR it in your voice, Marcia!"

I knew I was unhappy with myself, but I didn't know that it showed in my voice.  I thought I hid that...... guess you can't hide somethings from your closest friends.... I pray I never get to that point again.... 

I am so thankful for this journey to creating a thin healthy mind and body....

Saturday, October 1, 2011

16 Weeks

We are celebrating birthdays at our house today.  Doug's brother and sister each have a birthday this week so I have made their mom's cake and frosting, orange with creamy nut frosting on her plate and in her carrier.  It is her recipe that she always made down to the fork marks on the top!  It doesn't look special but it is special to family.  No, I do not plan on having a piece and any leftovers will be sent home with all visitors! None will be left in the house.  It was a little difficult to mix up the frosting without taste testing it... but my three year old granddaughter was here to lick the beaters.

However I am celebrating today.  I am 5.6 lbs down from last week which gives me a total of 71.6 lb!!!  A very sweet elderly lady that I have made an acquaintance with on our every other week dinner with my father in law gave me a sweet compliment last night, which was great encouragement.  

I am working on getting my webpage started with Take Shape for Life and think I am going to call mine, "Lose Weight Get Healthy!"  I will post a link when I get it started. :)  Been pretty busy!