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Home Again


So, today was my last day of work for awhile. After much thought and lots of praying, I made the decision to quit working and focus on my family. I’m not sure if my kids consider this a good thing or a bad thing (haha), but I feel like this is God’s plan for me right now.

I feel very blessed to have this opportunity (not to mention a very patient and understanding husband). I will miss working with some really wonderful people, but I am looking forward to some much needed time off. Time that I can spend hanging out with my kiddos, walking Woody (our pup), finishing some home improvement projects and doing lots of reading (my reading wish list is HUGE!).

I hope you all enjoy the rest of summer. I know I will. Wish me luck!



Our Weight Loss Journey: Month 1

So, hubby and I have finally gotten to a point in our lives where we need to get serious about losing weight. We are just not healthy. Like most people, we have struggled for years, trying to get down to a healthy weight.

Some friends of ours have gone through the Ideal Protein program and have had great success, so we thought we would just dive in and get the ball rolling with not only losing weight, but losing fat as well. Yippee! (Disclosure: Mike is actually doing the Perfect Protein program, which is almost identical. There are only minor differences and the cost is a little less than Ideal Protein, but we have had about the same amount of success so far).

In case you’ve never heard of Ideal Protein, here is a snippet from their website:

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a medically designed protocol containing 2 key components – weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education to assist you in maintaining your results after dieting. Our protocol has evolved for over 20 years, but was originally developed over 2 decades ago by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh who focused his career and research on nutrition with a particular emphasis on the treatment of obesity and obesity related issues.

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