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Friday, May 10, 2013

Life with a 3 year old boy





Life with a three old boy is never dull...Yesterday ours decided that instead of continually asking for popsicles he would just go get the box and hide them all over the house so that he could eat them whenever her wants.  Great 3 year old logic....we have already found 2 melted popsicles under the couch. 


Three year old boys never stop moving..unless they are asleep and then they crash and waking them is quite a feat.  Three year old boys don't like to take showers or baths and they like to play in the mud.  They are extremists and are either throwing fits or they are just as loving as a person can possibly be. 



My 3 year old boy is the baby of our very large family.  He is a true clown.  He makes us all laugh and has a big smile on his face 95% of the time.  I love him with every inch of my soul.  Tammy brought him to me when he was 3 weeks old.  He was supposed to be with us in foster placement "for a few months" and we adopted him 15 months later. 



He opened my heart. 



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Health



What is health?  Physical, mental, emotional, financial??  I think that it is a combination of all of the above.  The changes in our lives of late have merged to make us much healthier people.  I never thought that moving to a farm and beginning to produce our own food would lead to my explosion into the healthy way of living but it has. 



I have always been a reader; and the more I read about junk food, GMO's, etc., the more frightened and disgusted I become.  I have been on a weight-loss/health journey for about 3 years now; and it fits well into homesteading.  Over the last 3 years I have lost about 70 pounds; and still have plenty more to go.  I am making changes to switch over to clean eating; and I have become a runner...I still can't believe that.  Couch to 5K has become my friend and I love it more every single day.  I have had some great motivators in my journey; my family, my partner, my best friend in the world, and "Girls Gone Healthy" (FB page and blog).  It is an awesome site that is full of realistic advice of the ins and outs of changing a person's life; for the better. 



Controlling what you eat is a lot easier when you make and grow your own food.  Therefore, we grow and eat a lot of vegetables and make most everything from scratch.  This way of eating and cooking is a lot less expensive as well.  Does it take a lot more time?  Ummm...yes....but I think that it is very well worth it.  My family just looks healthier all of the way around. 

I have missed blogging...happy to be back :)




70 pounds and counting