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Thank you for following my journey. My name is Marjorie and I am morbidly obese. I have battled with my weight my whole life. I have had ups and downs yet I refuse to give up. Join me on my journey to claiming my body back. Is going to be a long road.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Celebrating my Birthday and Shaping the New Me!

"When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I’ll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease.

Celebrating my Birthday the healthy way!
 I am  learning about how important a healthy lifestyle is it is crucial to make sure that I do not throw this knowledge away because  I am celebrating my Birthday which in my eyes, is a very special occasion. In fact, a special occasion seems to warrant treating one’s self better not worse. And, in reality when one eats poorly, one is not treating one’s self well. This year I decided to celebrate my Birthday as healthy as I could. I had asked my mother in law to bake me a healthy, yummy cake. I wanted to be able to enjoy a piece of cake with out worrying about how many calories I was eating. I searched  high and low for the perfect recipe. And guess what?..I found it.
This year my Birthday was very different from past years. I had a healthy salad, lemon water and a healthy piece of cake!.. and a positive attitude towards my body.  I felt very proud of myself to be able to continue being focus even when it was my Birthday. I have made up my mind that I am not able to take holidays from this healthy lifestyle!
I found my Birthday cake so yummy that I would like to share this recipe with everyone. So here it is. Get yourself a pen and paper so you can write down and make it for your Birthday!. Enjoy:)
Angel Lush

 You will need:
  • 1 pkg.(4 serving size) Jello-O Vanilla Fat Free Instand Pudding.
  • 1 can (398 ml) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained.
  • 1 cup thawed Cool Whip 95% Fat Free Whipped Topping
  • 1 store-bought angel food cake (284g)
  • 10 big fresh strawberries.
Make it:
Mix dry pudding mix and pineapple in  medium bowl. Gently stir in whipped topping
Cut cake horizontally into three layers. Place bottom cake layer, cut side up, on serving plate; top with one third of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers two times.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Top with strawberries just before serving.
 Preparation time: 15 minutes. Total time: 1 hr 15 min. Makes: 10 Servings.
 After eating a piece of this cake you will not feel guilty!

Calories:130  Total Fat:1.5g  Fibre:1g  Protein: 2g
"Those who think they have no time for healthy eating, will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Bitter Sweet Moment

" A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself"
 Showing my 100 pound token, beside my beloved Diego.

 Besides my husband,  Diego was my best friend and the son I never had. He helped me to loose my first 95 pounds. He was my number one fan!.
Two weeks ago to be exact February 23 my life changed forever and, my heart was broken when my precious little Diego passed away suddenly. I never thought I was going to get to my 100 pound loss with out my little furry friend. On Saturday February 26 I got on the scale and low and behold I had reached my first 100  pounds loss. I couldn't believe it,  since it was one of the hardest weeks of my life. I remember exercising and crying, feeling like I had a hole in my heart. I pushed myself so much since I did not wanted to disappoint my little friend. 
On the morning of February 23, when I kissed my Diego good bye for the last time,. I promised him that I was going to continue in this weight loss journey. So when I was told that I had lost 6.7 pounds and reached my first 100 pounds I was filled with emotions of happiness and sadness. It was a bitter sweet moment for me  since I always thought of celebrating this day with my precious 2 boys. My husband and my puppy.
Tears of joy and sadness filled my eyes and in a way I felt like Diego was there with me running around and saying " You did it Marjorie!".
A bitter sweet moment to received my first 100 pounds and not having Diego there.

I feel so bless to have so many friends and family helping me with my weight loss journey. So many kind people have given me  gifts, hugs, kind words  and keep cheering me  up along this journey. So many have cried seeing how I have slowly lost my first 100 pounds.  To those people, and you know who you are "Thank You"

Here are few cards and gifts that I received.

Another beautiful gift.

An awsome gift from my niece, nephew and Sister in law

 Getting  all these gifts is better than my birthday.

My beautiful ring, a gift from my husband.

I have always said that some day I am going to get my wings back so I can fly again, so that is why my sweet husband gave me this butterfly ring.
I will like to dedicate this posting to my precious Diego. Life will never be the same without you. . Thank you my little boy for helping me loose my first 95 pounds.
 I will miss you every day of my life! Puppy heaven is a sweeter place because you are in it.
God be with you until we meet again.

"Families are forever"
December 2011. Our last family picture.