Saturday, April 19, 2008


So in case you didn't know, my husband is leaving in a few short weeks, for 15 months. He's a soldier, in the true sense. He doesn't have a cushy job of sitting in an office day in a day out, he doesn't get to see every milestone his children make...he goes to wars and lands that are often very undesirable. This is his job and one he loves and is proud of. In turn I'm very proud of him and supportive. I believe in what he's doing and why.

With this deployment changes are going to be happening for our family. One I plan on eating changes. We're going more natural. Eating less meat, little processed (if any), and eating more fruits and veggies. I am planning on making all of our bread, so I'll be experimenting more with my beloved bread machine and finding new whole grain breads for us. Please pray for us as we go through this change. I hope to have us established in this habit/change so that when Chad comes home it'll be an easier process for him to make the change. My goal is to be 75-80% natural. With that I hope to see weight loss. I'm also going to be walking a lot more, it'll be daily rain or shine (rain we'll go to the gym track and walk). I have to make these changes for my health. I want to grow and be nice and old when I die if that's in God's will...I want to see my Great Grandbabies and if God see's to it, maybe even a Great Great one or two! :) I can't do that if I'm not healthy. I want my kids to grow up healthy and not fight their weight. I want to be a good example to them, so that it's easier for them to make good choices.

I hope that by the time I go back to the states to have 20-30 lbs off. I can do it, with these changes. It's totally possible and oh man the difference that would make for my immediate health! Plus it'll be nice to go back home weighing less, I'll still have a LONG ways to go, but it'll be a start!

I know though that the only way I can do this is if I give it up to our Lord. I can not do this alone, it's just simply not possible. So please be in prayer over this for me and our children, as I know the transition will not be completely easy for them. Thankfully though they love fruits and veggies. They're used to eating what's been prepared for the whole family or getting nothing. This momma is NOT a short order cook! Anyways, I think they'll do ok with the change and I will be preparing them. We may start with breakfast and then move to lunch, until all 3 meals have changed.

I'm off to bed now, an hour after I told someone I was going! LOL

God Bless