Sweet Birthday Boy!



Its over!

Today was a great day not only did my little guy turn 1! but the fast is over and I got to eat! I had eggs and fruit in the morning. Mexican lunch with Mary, and finished the day with a small supper. I have to tell you this 10 day fast was not my thing. I will admit there were personal insights gained and some weight was lost but overall it was awful. Most people who fast will tell you that after about half way through they started to feel really great, their mind was clearer, and they were even sleeping better…this did not happen for me. Here’s the run down of how I felt:
Day 1: Hit but a train, by far the WORST day
Day 2: Better than Day 1 but starting to miss coffee
Day 3-5: Ok (not good, not bad, just annoyed that I can’t eat)
Day 6: I really missed eating
Day 7: This is the day I was supposed to start feeling so great…nope
Day 8-10: Let’s just get this over with

I did learn that:
I eat when: I’m bored, I’m tired, and sometimes for no reason
When I was counting calories I wasn’t actually counting everything I put in my mouth
I don’t need to eat every meal like it’s my last and there will always be more cookies and cake

So, I’ve decided not to just try to eat healthier but I’ve made some small steps to actually make it happen:
Make a weekly menu (stop last minute “not thought about” meals)
Eat meat only 1-2 times a week

I know that nothing’s perfect but I want to be better, not just for myself but for my whole family.

Early Resolutions

I absolutely LOVE New Year’s! It’s become my favorite holiday because as I’ve gotten older I’ve come to appreciate resolutions. I love the idea that your life can look one way when you go to bed and then when you wake up and it can truly be different. I know that there’s a lot of people against resolutions either because they don’t believe that people can change or because they’re the people who tend to attach guilt to their resolutions. I never attach guilt, there’s no point in making yourself feel bad about trying to be a better person and having a better life.

Since I love resolutions so much I’ve decided that I’m not going to wait until New Year’s, I’m going to make them whenever I want all year. So here’s the start in no particular order 😀

1. Do a 10 fast
-Steve and I are on day 6 and it pretty much sucks. I’ll write more about this experience after it’s over.
2. Only buy clothes from thrift stores for 1 year
-started Oct. 5 2011


What happened? Someway/somehow I have woken up into mid Oct. We have been so busy since about mid-Sept.

I will tell you more about all the latest happenings later so stay tuned 😀

Leaving the continent

Late Saturday night Steve and I will be joining our Mission team at DIA and our adventure begins. I am beyond excited about this experience. It feels so unbelievable.

A Mountain Wedding

Last weekend my friend Lexis got married in the mountains and it was so perfect. The scenery was like living in a postcard and since Lexis is a ridiculously talented artist the decorations were beautiful.

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