(pictured above, before – early February 2019 and after – June 24, 2019)
Hi everyone and HAPPY SUMMER!
I hope you’ll forgive me for not posting in a bit, but we have been a little preoccupied with, well, life. About a month before we got out for summer, I was approached by the Principal of the girls’ school and asked to come help out, assisting with Kindergarten as a temporary employee. I jumped at the chance to do that because I love kids, and I love any opportunity to be near my own kids, even if it just means working down the hall from them. However, doing so left me with very little free time to devote to the blog. (Or much time for anything really after work, aside from keeping myself on track with my diet/lifestyle change and helping the girls with their homework in the evenings.)
Next thing we knew, summer was upon us! Every summer, our granddaughter, Kyleigh comes to stay with us (she lives over 6 hours away) and spends anywhere from a few weeks to a month at our house. We LOVE having her here visiting, and I like to keep us as busy as I can doing all the fun things and making memories before she goes back. If you’d like to see some of what we’ve been up to, there’s a new post under Family Life with a short video/slideshow of some of our activities as a family!
But I am here to tell you – I have not given up on this blog or my Keto lifestyle. Through it all, I’ve stayed on track, and everything is going pretty well. I can officially say that I am now down 35 pounds since I started this journey! I can’t be more excited about that! This summer has been one of the best that I have had in years! No more sitting cooped up in the house, feeling sorry for myself, like I have done way too much of in the past. I feel better, health-wise than I have in years and feel better about myself than I probably EVER have in my life. I still have a ways to go before I reach my goal but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and that is a fantastic feeling!
That being said, I’ll still have to keep today’s post short and sweet (we just got back from the pool and it’s almost time to start dinner) but I wanted to share this little update and before/after photos for those of you who are not following me on my personal social media pages. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them here or use our Contact page! We love hearing from our readers!
Enjoy your summer, friends!