Sunday, April 25, 2010


That's right, I started my die-t this weekend. I'm 2 days in and feel pretty good. It's called the MediFast diet. It was created by doctors for people specifically with diabetes. Now while I don't have diabetes my PCOS has created elevated insulin levels in my system so this diet works really well for people like me too!
After tomorrow I am hoping that the cravings for different foods will go away. It's a little annoying when people start to talk about food in front of me, but at the end of the day I'm satisfied and I know the end result will be worth the work now.
My goal is to loose 30ish pounds. My starting weight was 160.0. I am hoping to report weekly on here to show my progress as well as keep track of where I was and all that jazz. I will probably post either every Saturday night or Sunday because my weeks start over on Saturday so that will be my weighing in day.
A friend at church is doing this diet as well and I know for sure in the first month she lost more than 10 pounds! She looks great! Her goals are similar to mine so it is great to have someone I know going through this with me.
I also have my own independent health coach who is not only a friend but also a believer. She has been such a huge blessing to me since I began this journey. My family (especially my sister, sister in law and mom) are amazing as well. It's so wonderful to have such a great support system!
Well, thats all for now. Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

In a slum.

This week has been a much different week. We've had no plans, nothing to do, and no where to go. I think it's perfectly fine to have weeks like these. We've been on the go since Justin left so a little down time is good. Unfortunately, it also means that I have a lot of time to think and if you know anything about me to much thinking for me is no good!
Sunday was a pleasant day. I so look forward to Sunday's. I love being enveloped in the body of Christ. Our church here is the first church I feel so warmly received at since Justin and I have been married. I've made lasting friendships with some of the most marvelous women I know! Carleigh was able to come to church one last time before her and her family headed back to Colorado. Worshiping my sweet Jesus with my darling sister in law is one of my life's favorites! Her and I had some Pedro's Taco's then went to a local thrift store to walk around. We have completely different taste! It's quite comical!
Sadly we had to say our good-byes and go our separate ways. I will see her and the family again soon!
Monday till now we have done very little. I've almost completely caught up on my Bible reading and watched a lot of movies! I'm enjoying every Anne of Green Gables dvd I can get my hands on! Thank heavens for Netflix! I haven't talked to Justin at all this week which was unexpected, but I heard today that he may be out on a mission that came up rather quickly. Sure wish I would have known, but what can you do? This deployment is sure making me lean on the Lord so much more. I'm sure it's a terrible thing to think, but because we decided for me to stay here I am "fearful" that those 'people' are going to come knock on my door. It's not something I think about all the time, but it does cross my mind from time to time.
I am so thankful for my amazing support system who keeps me in check on a daily basis! They won't let me go to the depths of dispare like I did when Justin left for boot camp... But I blame that entirely on my hormones! LOL
Well, tomorrow I have decided to get my rear end up and out of the house. It does help that I have too because of Bible study! haha From now on I will not let myself be down. I will get out of the house everyday! Even if it's just for a walk!
Oh! and I have failed to mention that a friend of mine and her two daughters will be moving in with us for a little while next month! Actually in 10 days!! I met her in 29 palms and her husband is going to SOI school right to be an instructor! They will then get stationed out here! I'm thrilled because now I'll have someone to keep me occupied for a few months and also be able to get to know her better! She is a believer which is just the cherry on top! I love that the Lord always knows what we need!
Next weekend I will be gone at the Women's Retreat! It will be my first one ever. Be praying that God will bless the time away and refresh all the women going. I am looking forward to it more than I can express. It will be my first time away from Elijah without Justin. A BIG deal for me! My dear friend Kelly will be watching Elijah for me. It will be good practice for her since she is pregnant with her 3rd! haha No but seriously, I owe her huge!!!
I'm off to bed! Can you believe 2 posts in 2 days! I'm good!! Night all!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Lots to catch up on!

Well I've neglected my blog for far to long now. Because of my negligence I have more to write about than one should be allowed.
I will start in order....
April 3rd my beautiful sister in law and her dashing young children came to visit Elijah and I! It was a blast from the start, aside from all of ending up getting a wee-bit of a cold. We were so busy and thoroughly enjoying each others company. Our kids got along so great. Lots of sharing and almost no fighting! We stayed up way to late and woke up to to early, but it was so worth it!
We went to my church for Easter Sunday! Our kids looked so cute in their Easter best! We came home afterwards and put the kids down for their naps then sent up their combined Easter basket so it would be ready when they woke up. I think they were pleasantly surprised at what the Easter bunny left them! I tried to get each of them something practical instead of loads of candy, but there were still a few sneaks of candy in there.
We had Easter dinner at my good friend Kelly's house. Our other friend Shanna and her kids came as well! 4 moms 8 kids! It was busy, but fun!

The following week was jam-packed full of fun stuff! We took the kids outside to play and to the beach, had our friend Lindsay over on Tuesday and Carleigh made an excellent Chinese dinner! Got delicious donuts and had them for lunch with our iced coffees! Thursday we went to a park here on base. We met Kelly and Shanna there with their kids. It's so amazing to watch your kid/s interact with other children and learn to communicate on their own. Friday was bittersweet. Carleigh headed back to the desert because Jared (her husband) came out for a mini-vacation and to attend a Coffee Conference in Anaheim. It was a fantastic week and it certainly went by to quickly. Though I bribed Carleigh with all the Pedro's Taco's, Pedicures, baby-sitting, and other various things she unfortunately for me decided to go back to Colorado with her family. Thankfully I'll see them again in a few months. Oh! I can't forget to mention that Jared, Carleigh, their kids, AND Lindsay took me out for a delicious mexican lunch for my birthday and surprised the poop out of me with a birthday song including a mariachi band! I will do a different post about my birthday because it deserves it. For now, I will finish with pictures! Sorry I've neglected posting... It's aweful to get behind cause catching up takes FOREVER!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ignorance is bliss!

Our life has been so crazy busy lately! I'm really filling our days with lots of fun stuff. We are over 4 weeks down on this deployment! We are kicking its booty pretty well!
This week my lovely sister in law and sweet niece and nephews came to visit us. It has been so so so much fun! I will write a long post with pictures soon, but until then I am off to formulate a plan to keep them here till September. Wish me luck!!