Tuesday, January 15, 2013


I think its time to resurrect the blog. I literally just decided this a few minutes ago, and was totally stoked that I actually remembered the pass-word to log back in.

I have no idea if anyone will read this (since I've been gone for almost a year), but I'm honestly not writing it for other people. This time, it's just for me. Sure, I welcome anyone who wants to follow along to do so, but this time around, I'm just doing this whole thing how I want to do it. I'm not going to try and please other people, but just focus on my own journey. I promise that I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but it's just a realization that I've come to over the past 10-11 months since I've been gone.

And speaking of the past 10-11 months ... gosh. So much has happened.

Now that it seems so far in the past, I'll share a bit of what happened right before I left. We got hit with an enormous and completely unexpected tax bill. Like it drained our entire adoption fund and I was left to try and scramble to find the money to bring our son home. It seemed impossible. I was completely overwhelmed. And honestly, it completely consumed me. But everything worked out in the end, we brought our youngest son home in early June, and I also started a new photography business. So I think it's fair to say that we've been busy. 

But life has fallen into a comfortable routine and our youngest one has transitioned beautifully. The husband and I were talking about how we wanted to get back on Primal train ... so January 1st, we did.

Of course things were harder for me (as they always seem to be), but I'm okay with it. I've decided to slowly transition to Primal this time around because:

A) I do NOT have time to get 'carb flu' (from lack of carbs)
B) If I go cold turkey - I'll probably cheat more

So Week 1 resulted me in only losing .5lbs. BUT - the good news is that I'm completely off of soda. Not only have I kicked the Diet Pepsi/Coke habit, but I'm completely off of caffeine all together. The weird thing, is that it was WAY easier than I expected. It was like I just woke up one morning and was like, 'I'm quitting'. And that's exactly what happened.

The second week, I lost 2.5lbs (and that brings us up to date currently). I did this by cutting out the carbs. That first week I ate a lot of rice (I know, not surprising!). But this week I've really pulled back. I think I've had a small bit of rice once or twice, but I'm basically off of that too. Since it was gradual, I'm feeling good and I haven't gone through any withdrawls.

This week I need to focus on pulling back on my sugar intake. This is mainly in the form of fruit and dark chocolate. I've kind of let myself use it as my 'vice' as I was quitting all the other stuff. But now it's time to get that under control.

So there you have it. That's where I'm at. And honestly, I'm feeling really good about it! But don't worry - it won't be going to my head any time soon, as the husband has already lost 8lbs these first two weeks. Men ... ugh. 

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