Friday, July 27, 2012

A Camping We Will Go

We are off in a few days camping. This is the first time we have gone as a family. After this I will let you know if we ever go again :)

Eli is officially potty trained.  Woo Hoo! Perfect timing.

I thought I'd leave you with a few sites that I have read heavily over the last six months. The eating lifestyle I have chosen is explained in both places. There is far more to the story then just the Paleo diet but this way if your interested you can start exploring while I am away.

Paleo Parents

Paleo Mom

EveryDay Paleo

See you in a week or so.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Where have I been?

Shrinking.........from 241lbs to 194lbs (so far). I have lost a total of 47lbs in the last 16 months.

This is before:

 This picture was taken in March 2011 with my friend Stacy at With Great Joy. We met for breakfast one morning. This was the first time we had seen each other face to face. Love my blog buddies! This is about the only picture I have of myself this size.....I just didn't take pictures of myself. This is me at 241lbs and size 20 jeans.

 This is me now...194lbs

 These pants are size 13 (weird eh?) and my size 14 jeans are to big. Time to go shopping for size 12.

So there you have it, me finally figuring out how to not just drop weight but feel healthy and more energetic then ever. I conquered my PCOS and am medication free due to the changes I have made in my life. I had tried everything except what I did and worked for me!

Aren't ya just aching to know what I did? I will eventually tell you :o) And I did not starve myself just in case you are wondering.

There are other changes some of which have been painful. This is in part why things have been quiet around here. Not sure what writing will look like form this point on. I am making no commitments to anything....not that I ever really did anyway. I am excited about the new chapter of life God has opened up for us.

More to come.....

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Business in Great Waters

"He whose life is one even and smooth path, will see but little of the glory of the Lord, for he has few occasions of self-emptying, and hence, but little fitness for being filled with the revelation of God. They who navigate little streams and shallow creeks, know but little of the God of tempests; but they who “do business in great waters,” these see his “wonders in the deep.” Among the huge Atlantic-waves of bereavement, poverty, temptation, and reproach, we learn the power of Jehovah, because we feel the littleness of man. Thank God, then, if you have been led by a rough road: it is this which has given you your experience of God’s greatness and lovingkindness."

Read the rest of the daily reading from Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon.

Many friends facing difficult things right now.

Rough roads......

Business in great waters.......

Waves of difficulty........

Lord, let us know you here and know that this is not where we will stay.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Living House

"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”

― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Been hanging out with this quote the last several days. There have been places where I have asked

What on earth is He up to?

He is building and using. It feels odd and uncomfortable. Yet, he is the master builder and architect.