Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday

Today I am linking up with Heather for Weigh In Wednesday.

Slowly but surely I am learning about myself on this journey. I am learning that it is not about the number on the scale. It's not about the letter/number in the back of your clothes.

It's all about how I feel. Lately, I have felt great! When I eat the way God intended us to eat my body feels better. When I workout and exercise I have more energy (I know that sounds totally backwards).



This picture is not me by the way, and I don't know the original source. A friend emailed it to me.

I didn't know how bad I was feeling until I started eating right. Honestly, I hope I never go back to what I was eating. I know that may not be realistic, but so far I haven't. And you know what, its because I haven't wanted too. If you missed my post about the cleanse I just finished you can check it out here.

After 2 weeks of being back on track I have lost 9.5lbs and about 6 inches. But more importantly, I feel better. As a bonus, my clothes are fitting better too!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Landry's First Haircut

On Saturday we decided it was finally time for our little man to get his first haircut. He has needed one for a couple of months, but I just wasn't ready yet. Lately, it has been falling in his eyes.

Before:



During: He had all the ladies working there smiling and laughing and eating right out of the palm of his hand.


Anna did a great job cutting his hair. He sat pretty still, but kept turning his head to watch everyone and see everything that was going on.


After, daddy and baby with new haircuts.


He looks so much like a toddler now. He not a baby anymore... scratch that... He will always be my baby and until he starts walking I'm saying he's a baby!


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Advocare 10 Day Cleanse



I briefly talked about our AdvoCare cleanse on Wednesday, but I felt like it needed it's own post. If you looked for this post yesterday, I apologize for the delay. We had to take the little one to the doctor last night.

We finished our cleanse yesterday! The results are in:

I lost 7.6lbs and 6 inches.
Joel lost 5lbs (we didn't measure his inches).


We both feel great! Joel's heartburn has gone away, our skin has cleared up, and we both have a lot more energy. In fact, I have maintained my new diet today too. I really thought I would go back to eating in my old ways immediately, but I have worked so hard to break all of my sugar and grease cravings that I have decided to maintain it.

We both enjoyed the cleanse so much, that we decided to start selling AdvoCare. I am going to continue to take the supplements to help me lose weight. The health benefits of the products are just too good for us to stop using them.



Our favorite product is the Spark. It has given us sustained energy and helped us focus more. Before I was drinking a Dr. Pepper every morning with breakfast. I needed the caffeine to help me get through the day. However, at 2ish everyday I would crash. With Spark it last all day and it doesn't have the sugar and artificial preservatives.

Anyway, if you are interested in trying the cleanse for yourself. Please let me know, I promise you won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday

I'm BACK!!!

Pretty Strong Medicine
I took a little break... first because of my husband being ing hospital with a spider bite, then we were on vacation, and then I was just lazy...

Over my little break I did absolutely nothing as far as weight loss goes. In fact, I gained ALL the weight I had lost back, plus 2 pounds.

I had a friend try the 10 day cleanse a few weeks ago, and she had great results. So last Wednesday, we (yes, Joel is doing it too) started day one of our AdvoCare 10 day cleanse. Today is day 8. The results have been amazing! I plan to do a full post on Friday about it, so check back then. But if you can't wait you can check out the product here.

As of today, I am down 7.6lbs! In 8 days!!!! I know I couldn't believe it either. On top of that I feel great and have way more energy. I can't wait to see what my final results are including how many inches I will lose.

Seriously, we have loved this and I want to dedicate an entire post to it so check back Friday. In the meantime, I leave you with this...


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mexico 2013

Finally getting around to writing about our vacation. Click the links below to read all about it.





Monday, June 3, 2013

Meal Planning Monday


Monday: Baked chicken and sweet potatoes

Tuesday: Eggs, turkey bacon, and fruit

Wednesday: BBQ chicken pizza (healthy version)

Thursday: Chicken stuffed bell peppers

Friday: Salmon, asparagus, and brown rice

Saturday Lunch: Cucumber sandwiches, chips, and fruit

Saturday Dinner: Katie's wedding

Sunday Lunch: Spaghetti (out of the freezer), salad, and garlic bread

Sunday Dinner: Leftover