It was in August of 2015 that I started a long journey to try and save my own health. This is a picture of my mom, sister and I when I was “nearly” at my heaviest weight (I don’t remember exactly what my weight was at that point).

At that point in my life I was “morbidly” obese and completely unhealthy.  I had eaten myself into having diabetes and high blood pressure, I was stressed out daily and completely NOT enjoying my life[click to continue…]

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It has been almost 2 full years now that I have been on a journey.

In July of 2015, I was feeling terrible.  I was so overweight that walking even short distances was painful.  By that I mean that it was even hard for me to walk around a grocery store.  My feet and legs were ALWAYS swollen.  I had eaten myself into a diabetic diagnosis, my blood pressure was high, and daily tasks of managing my household would be exhausting.

I simply was NOT enjoying my life!!!

I honestly felt like if I didn’t do something to lose a few pounds, I wasn’t going to be around to see the next 5 years.  Back then the idea of even losing a few pounds was GINORMOUS!!  My goal at that point was to get back under 300 pounds (there I said it).  I don’t even remember when my weight crept up as high as it was, I think it was a slow process over the years of just not taking care of me. [click to continue…]

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It is the Canada Day long weekend, and this is our 150th Birthday!!  So it’s a really big weekend for celebrating.  As I am preparing for our big family gathering this afternoon, I got to thinking…

It was a year ago when I took my very first ever ride in a tube!

This was a very “significant event” for me in my journey to health.  My sister and her husband have been into sea-doos and boats since all our kids were very small.  I would guess it’s been 18-20 years worth of great memories out at the lakes. [click to continue…]

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Did you know that I have been wearing glasses since I was in third grade?

 

I’ve never liked the feeling of wearing glasses (or how they look on my face) so in 99% of any pictures I take, I am wearing my contact lenses.

The difference now is that between all of the driving I do and all of the time I spend on my computer, my eyes get very tired and dry by the end of the day in my contact lenses.

PLUS….

I am at that stage in life (getting older) where I needed to start wearing progressive lenses (trifocals). [click to continue…]

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Do you ever get to the point where you are just sick of cooking and sick of everything that you cook?

I do!

It’s actually been several months that I have been sick of all my old favorite low carb recipes and meals.  To make a confession, I haven’t been eating as low carb as I need to be for the last few months, and I’m really feeling negative effects of it.

It’s so easy to just grab something quick, and now that I have “littles” in my house again I have to cook them well balanced (including carbs) meals.   To often, I am just grabbing what they have.

The problem is that isn’t any good for me.  I’ve gained about 5 pounds, I feel bloated, lacking energy, and just not on top of my game.

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