Archive | August, 2013

New direction

27 Aug

I am taking a break from this eclectic blog and I am going on a journey of getting back to the roots of life.  I will be blogging this journey on this site.  Feel free to stop by and see what is happening there!


30 Day Shred Final results – Guy version

9 Aug

So I started blogging my husband’s journey with the 30 day shred and did not keep it updated. Last Monday, 5 weeks had gone by and he had lost a total of 15 lbs and his before and after pictures are amazing! He won’t let me share them but he looks phenomenal!

After the official 30 days were up he had lost 11 lbs and I just realized we didn’t take measurements of his body for after, so we will have to do that today.

Besides my hubby looking great, he feels wonderful and seems more energetic, and although it used to only wake me once a night or so, hubby has completely stopped snoring since losing all this weight!

In my weightless/health news, I am down a total of 8 lbs since May, but sadly I haven’t been working out. However, I am feeling super inspired and want to get active again ASAP.

That is our health update!

World Breastfeeding Week

2 Aug

I have been so brain dead and busy lately that it took me until Thursday to realize it was World Breastfeeding Week and I haven’t been able to write about one of my favorite topics. So here is a reblog from a post that says it well!

The Art of Living

Most of the world’s women bare their boobs to their babies because of common sense, but it’s quite the choice in other places.  In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I will continue to embarrass my dad.

You would think that seeing my mom breastfeed five kids would take care of some of that embarrassment.  That didn’t do the trick though, because this summer while sitting in a Thai restaurant in Northern Virginia waiting on our Pho, Daddy said, “Can you do THAT here?”

“Of course,” I replied with a laugh.  Because to me, it is laughable.

Is there anything more natural than a woman giving her child the nourishment that her body makes?  It’s interesting when I teach about mammals.  The fact that the mother produces milk is something that second graders sometimes giggle over–but others take as common knowledge.  I always wonder which of my students were breastfed at…

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