Almost a Year, Huh?

So… yeah. Hi there. It’s certainly been awhile, huh?  

How have you been?

I’m doing well, but I am definitely to the point of being overwhelmed thinking about what to write, because it’s been so long. The longer it got, the more overwhelming it became, and so on and so on…

Anyway, since I don’t want this post to take you the year I’ve been gone to read, I’ll try to do a fairly quick recap/update.

I’m hanging in there weight-wise, about 20 lbs above my lowest weight on SlimGenics, and about 12 lbs about where I was when we moved to Austin two years ago, where I was pretty comfortable. Actually, I’m pretty close to comfortable now, just not quite.

That being said, this spring I started a walking routine, walking about 3 miles a day 4-5 days a week. It’s certainly helped and I’ve been enjoying it, especially since I live in such a gorgeous area with immediate access to extremely extensive wooded walking trails, parks & lakes. It really doesn’t get much better than that and kicks the tar out of getting on exercise equipment and staring at the TV!

The only other weight/diet-related thing I want to touch on is loose/excess skin. Boy, does it suck! I have had it ever since losing all the weight with SlimGenics, and it’s especially pronounced on my abdomen because of having a C-Section. Now, don’t get me wrong, if I had to choose between the fat and the skin, I’ll take the skin EVERY TIME! But, that doesn’t mean I’m a whole lot happier with my body now than when I was really heavy, it’s just a different kind of unhappiness.

Has anyone heard of the It Works! wraps? I’ve been hearing a lot about them lately and I have to admit I’m fairly curious. Generally speaking, I’m not a big believer of things like this and “miracle” fixes for anything, but there are a lot of positive reviews online about these. Of course, there’s a lot of reviews going the other way, as well.

I figure it’s probably worth $20 to give one a try, right? I mean, that’s less than a typical dinner out to eat! Just curious if anyone else has any personal experience with them or knows someone who does.

Other updates over the past year? Let’s see.. I can’t believe my baby boy is going to be starting Kindergarten already this fall, we’re putting down roots here in Austin and are here to stay, as we’re in the final stages of building a house here (so excited!), we’ve truly found home at Northpoint Church and we’re basically just blessed beyond anything we could ever imagine!

Speaking of being blessed, I also have had it on my heart over the last 6 months or so to start using this blog for more than just weight loss topics, since I just don’t really have a lot to say in that area anymore. After all, when I started it, it was never meant to be solely for weight loss, that just happened to be my major focus at the time and it just took over. But living intentionally should be the focus of my life in general, not just when it comes to eating and dieting. I especially believe it’s important when it comes to my marriage, parenting and my walk with Christ. So, I plan to (at least try) to start blogging more about other things, too.

That’s not to say I’m going to abandon weight loss issues, as it’s not like I’m magically going to become one of those people who never needs to worry about what I eat ever again and have a perfect body! Ha!

I hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying summer! I certainly am loving the warm weather and beautiful green that comes with this time of year!

5 thoughts on “Almost a Year, Huh?

  1. Hi lady! I have used the It Works! products and have even had an It Works! party at my house. Initially the body wraps did help me to lose inches in my tummy area and I was excited, but when I did them another time it didn’t work, so I’m on the fence whether I like them or not. Good luck!!!!

  2. love the blog, your message is simple that makes it a compelling read. i myself have battled with the up and down weight loss train and did find that the only thing that has helped is a healthy diet and walking. me and my husband just moved to a nice location on a few acres of land with a load of nature surrounding us, it provides a great place to walk and breath easy.

    congrats on 4-5 days a week thats a commitment are you still doing it? has it helped? your itworks comment sparked me into grabbing a wrap and i fell in love after only 2 wraps the results may be artificial only time will tell but what a motivator ;D

    you should give it a shot i actually joined the company and have big plans for me and my team about 3 weeks ago so if your still thinking about it have a look at my site and get more answers.

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