Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The World is A Funny Place

Hello World!!! So, it has been awhile since I've been on here. In fact, it has been a very long while! Five months to be honest! I can't believe it myself, but in all reality life took over for awhile. I'm not sure how often I will be back on here, but I miss writing. So, thank you to those of you who have been faithful to my blog and thanks for stopping by in my absence. I am shocked how many people have viewed my blog even when I'm not taking care of it actively.

So, what's been going on....

First, we bought a house, fixed her up, and finally moved in! We moved in the week after Thanksgiving and it has been such a blessing. Our next step is to finish our basement which is well on its way. We mostly just need to do some painting and carpet then filling it up! I will post some before and after pictures of the house in case you are interested in what we've been doing.

Second, I got a new job. I had been pretty stressed and unhappy with my job as a brain injury specialist and really wanted to take time to be with my husband more and to focus on church, our youth group, and the house. It has been working out great, but I was offered a position at a local community college to teach Intro to Psych. I have really been enjoying it and it is such few hours that it has worked perfectly for us!

Third, we are trying to eat much healthier than we were eating before, so you might see a change in my recipes...for the good :) Both the hubs and I have lost about 8 pounds since Christmas eating healthier and exercising a little more regularly. I am also trying very hard to up my protein intake since I am a vegetarian and I've noticed how much more full I feel even with less calories. Also, my skin looks better eating less processed food, I have more energy, and I just generally feel better. I started running again with this life change (because we have a gym I can use at the college, yeay perks!) and I am making an effort to drink more water! Overall, it has been going really well. I have been able to eat sweet stuff when necessary and I eat low fat, low processed treats with high protein like natural string cheese for snacks. Anyway, if you can't tell I am very excited about this change.

Well, I guess that is all for now. I am so glad to say that I will be seeing you soon! Let me know how you've all been doing lately :) Thanks for your allegiance!!

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