Welcome to my blog.

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, September 3, 2013

Did You Just Say...Chris Powell?

“Before you can make a dream come true,  you must first have one"
I love this book by Chris
Almost one year ago at the end of this month I decided to start a Facebook page to give hope to those that are morbidly obese.  As soon as I posted my first weight loss tip I began to have followers . I became instant friends with some but with some not so much.
 I have met some friends for life on my facebook page but it was not always like that at the beginning.
Thomas was one of my followers that would always  leave his comments on most of my posts . I remember thinking ...“This guy thinks he is an expert on everything!”. That was then. I do not think like that about him  anymore, in fact  we have  become good friends and I think he is a great guy.  I know now that Thomas Yang knows a lot about fitness and Nutrition, and all he wants to do is make people  be aware of  it ! https://www.facebook.com/emergencyfit in fact Thomas Yang has a Bachelors in Physiology and he is working on his Masters in Kinesiology and he has a passion for fitness.
So you are probably asking yourself, how Thomas Yang and with Chris Powell are connected with this post?  It all began  about a year ago  when I shared with Thomas that one of my dreams was to have an autograph picture from the amazing Chris Powell.!.  Thomas told me that Chris lives in Arizona and he did too! One day  Thomas said to me…”You never know I might meet him one day!” I made my friend made me a promise..it went something like this....  “Promised me if you ever meet him you will get an autograph picture of him for me!” and Thomas being the caring guy he is ..he said “Of course I would !” I remember thinking “This will never happen. Who am I kidding!!
A year later I moved to Utah to attend university, and of course I kept thinking to myself.” I am closer that I will ever be to Chris Powell, he is in Arizona I am in Utah!!. One day I received a message from Thomas telling me, he had been picked to be in the Extreme weight Loss show with Chris Powell! I almost fell off my chair, but  he said  “I am not sure if I will get to meet him or even talk to him”. Few months later Thomas was off to California to be part of the show!!  I remember feeling excited for him but nerves at the same time!

My friend Thomas and Chris Powell

 One afternoon I got home from university and I turned my computer on and checked facebook  Thomas had sent me a message  “Haven’t you seen your facebook  yet?” I quickly clicked on my page and saw Chris face! Then I realized I had to click on play!!! I was wondering what in the world was going on?!!! And I heard Chris voice that  said "Marjorie!!...that is all I remember.. I started to scream  from the top of my lungs..my husband quickly came to my room that I use as a study room and asked  what was wrong,.! I could not even speak. I was crying, jumping, laughing, screaming all at the same time!! I pressed play again and began to listen to the video message Chris Powell had sent me..

OMG!I was in cloud nine!! I played the video over and over and over, I felt like a little girl at Christmas time!. I thought to myself. How many people would kill to have a personal video message from the amazing Chris Powell? I then realized that I  had worked very  hard to lose  190  pounds.  I deserved this gift!




       Below is the video message I received from Chris Powell!!!

I feel that Chris is one of the most compassionate and understanding  people in the weight loss industry. When I watch his show I see the emotion and compassion that he has for the people he helps. He always touches me beyond belief! and I still hope that one day I will get to  meet him.
I absolutely adore him!!
 Keep dreaming everyone...I know sooner or later dreams do come true!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Kasper has taught me life's greatest lessons!

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before us!"
~~~ Robert Stevenson~~~
Two years ago Kasper came into our lives... This little white furry friend has taught me the greatest lessons ever!!
On July 7, 2011 my husband( Dean) rescued Kasper. At that time in my life I was not happy with the idea of bringing him home  because, only few months prior to Kasper coming  to our home our precious   little Diego had passed away very unexpectedly and my life  had changed forever.

My father in law was found dead and Kasper was his dog. When the police told Dean that there were signs of a dog in the house, we started to look for him every single day. He was no where to be found! We came to the conclusion that Kasper had taken off. We thought that perhaps my father in law had left the door opened.
 We made trips to the house every single day sometimes twice in one day.
On the 23rd day of going to the house we saw kasper for the first time!. Yes this little white dog was alive! He survived  for 23 days without water or food and he was all alone.
He survived by eating paper and drinking his own urine.  He spent days hiding from summer storms all alone in the dark. He never gave up! He fought until he was found.
When Dean brought him to our house he was scared of his own shadow. Afraid of everything even the sound of a light switch. He would spent most of his time in his kennel and did not bark  all. He would cry a lot and had such sad eyes! It broke my heart:(
 I remember Dean telling me that "All we have to do is give him love and he will come around!" My husband was right! He is now a different dog, full of life and happy to be alive. He is not afraid anymore.
 I would like to share this video that Dean made of Kasper it was the  first time he experienced the rain. I can not help but to cry as I watch this video. He has come a long ways from the first time he walked into our home.
 The lessons that Kasper has taught me are many but the two things I have learned are no matter how I feel about my weight loss journey or what others think of me, I can't never give up and I need to continue pushing forward. I know there will be storms along the way, days that I will not make healthy choices, days that I will feel unworthy to take care of my body, but I can not let anything get in the way of a healthier me. Kasper has taught me to BELIEVE in me! Our little Kasper was a warrior an example of endurance and I will be forever grateful to what he has taught me. He is my miracle and he inspires me to keep pushing forward.
If you are ever feeling like giving up through your own storms of your life, just think of my little Kasper how he NEVER gave up. He fought  until he was found.
Lets all continue to believe that we are worthy of having a healthy and fit body.


Sunday, May 26, 2013


Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”



Hello everyone..It has been a long time since I was last here, but finally I am back. I had to deactivate my blog account due to some harassment I was receiving.  To say the least life has been very interesting.
All is well now...!! and I am happy to report to all of you that I am still continuing  on my weight loss journey.
It has been a struggle, but I know that as long as I don't give up I will be okay! You are all probably wondering how much I have lost.......(drum roll please..!!!) 197 pounds.
First of all my husband and hairy son (kasper our puppy) have move to Utah, USA to attend university!!! yes we are miles away from home...(a big no no for me).. I have missed my dear family so much and as you know I am an emotional eater!! so my weight has been up and down, however I will not give up!.

Dean and I left Canada, at the end of  December. We drove 21 hours with our puppy. To say the least our trip was full of excitement and trials, but after a week we left  our home back in Moose Jaw, we crossed the border! (hallelujah)!
When we arrived Cedar city http://www.utah.com/cedarcity/ 
Dean asked me .."So honey what do you think of Cedar city?"I looked at him and started to cry. I told him I miss home!!! Everything seemed so different from back home and just knowing I was so far from my mama,and family it just broke my heart. I can honestly say that I am starting to enjoy it here more each day.

 Here are my two boys 5 days after we arrived in Cedar city. We were going for a walk! January 2013.

Thank God for the Internet, face time, texts, phone calls, emails, oh and of course Facebook!!! I often wonder how people used to be apart from their families and not have the technology we have today!..Anyways Dean and I talk to my family everyday either on the phone or via Internet. My sweet mom came to see us in March for one week and that was the best birthday gift any girl could ask for!! My mom is not doing to well, she has Lupus and most of the time she is in a lot of pain, so having her here was an amazing gift to Dean and I.

 While my mama was visiting we did a lot of shopping. Here we are at Walmart..

 Dean and have met some wonderful people that have become like family already. Americans are very friendly people, at least here in Utah they are. 
 Well my friends I will continue writing this coming week. Hope you can visit my facebook page. I have over 8,000 followers! My page is "Fat talk. losing 300 pounds

                           Remember to think healthy!