Well, life has morphed into summer mode here. We finished up our homeschool year and I think about blogging daily, but rarely actually get to it (obviously) but it has occurred to me that I have allowed myself to think this is a "sewing" blog only and my life is certainly not only sewing, particularly lately, so I'm just gonna blog about whatever! That's okay, right?? I don't have to have a blog genre that I neatly fit inside, do I?? I think liberating myself from trying to blog in a box will allow for much more blogging and much more fun on my part--hopefully yours too :)
So, I have done a little sewing (don't worry, I still do that!) but I've also been gardening, traveling, preparing to travel, cooking, reading and exercising. All while Casey's been outta town what feels like most of the year so far and while trying to come up with a good and fun plan to keep our days somewhat scheduled so we don't get the Summer whinies.
Today, though, I really want to talk about health and fitness!! If you met me in the last year or two, you might not believe that I was 50 pounds heavier shortly before then.
Here's proof. See??
Here is our family photo from the very next year--50 pounds lighter:
Anyway, it's been over two years since I lost that weight and I have been feeling like the Lord just wanted me to share this story because I feel like there may be someone out there that just needs to be told, "You can do it!" If I can, you can. I'm tellin' ya! I was never a self-disciplined person, I have a hard time breaking and forming habits, and I have always had a huge sweet tooth, but by the grace of God, I have come a loooooong way in these areas. Praise the Lord!
So, this wasn't intended to be just "part 1", but I have so much more to share because the journey did not end with the weight loss for me! Stay tuned for more, but I'd be happy to answer any questions or offer what help I can regarding this issue! I'm no expert, but I know a little :)