He said I wrote like a PRO!

Ahh…. summertime!

For us, summer translates to boat time.

I guess you could say we have two seasons here: boating and hunting.

We work as a family all week to take care of chores and maintenance around the camp so that when the weekend comes we can BOAT!

With 4 school age children at home we have daily chores, weekly chores and school work that must be completed.

Summer bridge work is very important to us here. Not the kids, the parents.

This summer it seems Handsome Hubby and I have some extra work too! Writing books! Meeting our own deadlines!

Handsome Hubby’s author page is linked here

His second book “Jesus Held Me” is a wonderful story of a terrible time in our lives.

“Prophecy of Honor”, his first book is close to becoming a “best seller” on Amazon.

He is rewriting it to add some character depth as I type this!

My second book

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will be released soon! Like real soon!

Look for the first, which I must say is not my best writing but is a story of triumph over struggles with weight. I consider it a “must read”. Don’t judge the second book based on the first.

When Handsome Hubby read the second he told me he thought a professional wrote it! His comment for the first was “get it published, it’s a great story”. Both compliments! I like being a PRO THO!

You can link to that here.

My third book will be fiction and I am scared to say the least! I may have to write under a pen name? We will see!

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Being Brave Anonymously

My sister in law asked me in December to write a piece for her new blog Live Braver.

She asked me to write about my weight loss journey, how I have inspired others and about my success despite the obstacles I have been presented with.

To be honest I have sat down many times to write about my weight loss. I can’t. My weight loss did not require bravery. It required discipline.

I have gone through difficult, horrible times in my life that did require bravery but writing about them puts my family in an awkward position.
For that reason I will not write about those things.

I would like to post something anonymously but something tells me that isn’t too brave. Hiding behind words on a computer screen while telling someone they too can overcome horrible situations isn’t brave, is it? Putting a name to a story shouldn’t matter. The story is what matters, right?

How many inches did she lose?

Well, let’s do a recap of last weeks loss.

Monday- 151
Tuesday- 149.6
Wednesday – 146
Thursday – 142.4
Friday- 143.4
Saturday – out of town
Sunday- out of town
Monday- out of town
Tuesday- 149.6

Wow! Back to square one! I did cheat while gone although I didn’t plan on it. I brought plenty of food to keep me from cheating to our farm house. Somehow I found a way. Tamales, little kit kats, Reece’s peanut butter cups, and biscuits were my downfall.

But the beauty of Metabolism Miracle happens when you measure yourself. All was not lost- or should I say some was lost?—-after all.

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As you can see there was a 4.5 inch loss. I’ll take that any day!!!!!

Believe me part of me wanted more off my hips and waist but losing almost half of my inches gained in a week is something to be excited about.

Please share your success stories. Sometimes success is measured by not cheating when it would have been so easy or making a better choice when it would have been easier not to. Sometimes it is maintaining during a difficult week. Sometimes successes are huge weight losses or major measurement losses. Sometimes it’s getting out of bed!!!

We are a forum here to cheer one another on. I encourage you to share you stories. THEY WILL ENCOURAGE ALL OF US!

Eat McDonalds and lose weight!

Wellness Wednesday!

What? Eat McDonalds and lose weight?

Have you seen Morgan Spurlock’s documentary “Super Size Me”?

Just in case you haven’t or have not heard about it I will give a brief summary. This guy, Morgan, eats 3 meals a day a McDonald’s. If asked to super-size hits meal he must. He super-sized a total of 9 meals in 30 days. I didn’t see his documentary. But I did see another. The one I chose to watch proves you can, in fact, lose weight eating at McDonalds for 30 days. Tom Naughton’s “Fat Head” is enlightening.

Here is a link to his site

This is the link to his food diary

The difference between “Super Size Me” and “Fat Head” is Tom in “Fat Head” used common sense when ordering. For Metabolism Miracle followers this documentary is a must see. He, as well as many scientists, show the adverse effects of carbohydrates in our diet.

I invite you to read, look at the links I’ve attached and watch the documentary if possible. Lets have a discussion!

Wellness Wednesday

Today is Wellness Wednesday! And our 11 year olds 12th birthday! He has gone to school one time on his birthday. That was his 5th, starting kindergarten. All the other years school hadn’t started yet. He had a great day. Even at a new school, they sang “Happy Birthday” to him at lunch.
As a tradition, on your birthday you pick the type of cake you want and special dinner. He wanted homemade chocolate cake but canned icing and sprinkles on top. For dinner I made buffalo wings and homemade fries, as a surprise. They normally chose. I “forgot” to ask what he wanted. Being sweet as is he. He didn’t say anything. He was in heaven! There hasn’t been any deep frying in this house lately.

He opened his presents and thanked us no less than 20 times for a great birthday. He got a PS3 game, and Si cups from Duck Dynasty. We are blessed!

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Earlier in the day I went to change the address on my drivers license. Yes, the dreaded picture. Now I’m only posting this because there is a definite difference in the 2 pics. One was 4 years ago. 1 was yesterday. To preface my hair did look cute but it was raining!

Guess which picture is which?

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Metabolism Miracle not only saved my
life but has taken years off my face and body. If this is what the outside of my body looked like, imagine how the inside looked? Before, during and after shots are always motivating.

I was horrified when I compared the 2 licenses and thankful for the changes.

For information on metabolism miracle please feel free to ask any question — I’m no expert but by trying almost every other diet out there I swear by it!

Thanks for reading!

Happy Wednesday!

Wellness Wednesday- Back to School

Happy Wednesday!!!!

Friday is the day! I have never and will never look forward to Back to School day but Friday will be a milestone. My goal for this summer was to maintain my measurements and my weight. Although I have not measured I feel a possible loss?? My clothes fit looser. The scale is 5-10 pounds from my goal. So after I drop my babies off for their first day of school I will measure. If I haven’t gained any inches I achieved my goal for the summer!

Something about being at the camp and on the boat makes it difficult not to cheat. Cheat isn’t the appropriate word. Not too sure what is. Eating more carbs than I should? That definitely happened a few times a week. But a majority of the week I ate the appropriate amount and found when I ate too many I didn’t feel so well. Being the emotional eating that I am, happy or sad, I still ate. The great news? I cannot eat anywhere near the amount of carbs I did before Metabolism Miracle.

I hope and pray that someone needing these words finds them today. If you suffer from thyroid issues, metabolic issues, and insulin problems this diet is your answer.

If you tire easily, are mildly depressed, feel an energy slump in the late afternoon, frequently feel anxious, crave carbs, have midsection fat, gain weight easily without the ability to lose, have racing thoughts, have a low sex drive, find it difficult to focus, have a short fuse or a series of other symptoms well worth you researching this diet is what you need. Not necessary a diet. It’s a system “reboot”.

On several occasions this summer I was quick to gain and just as quick to lose. A first for me! What a great feeling!

Here is a quick look at the plan. In previous post I’ve detailed the steps without going into allowed foods. See July 10, 2013. Pictured below is a list of allowed, not allowed and neutral foods

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Don’t let the no-no foods scare you away. We are only taking about 8 weeks. To be perfectly honest you won’t crave them or anything after your first week. The only hiccup is when you are in a situation where you cannot control your food choices and you must eat. I highly recommend always carrying nuts to deter eating not allowed carbs. You need to do this because you MUST eat every 5 hours to avoid insulin secreting into your pancreas. Also, you can have 5 net carbs every 5 hours. To get the full scope of the plan you NEED the book. I will continue to give tidbits of advice and anyone that asks a question or posts a comment I will certainly answer.

The plan is simple, fun and the recipe choices are endless. I’ve been fortunate to help quite a few people begin their journey. My latest lost 8 pounds in a week!!!

Again, I pray this reaches someone that’s needs help. Someone that has struggled, tried every diet imaginable and is ready to give up. Please don’t!!! Try this. YOU WILL FIND SUCCESS!

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The picture above is an old before and after. I need to update. Many more inches have been lost since!