Low Carb Life…

My weight-loss journey has certainly been a LONG journey, started well over 2 years ago.  I started on my own with just exercise and watching what I ate, I lost about 25 pounds on my own.  Last summer, running regularly and eating the good parts of the food pyramid, I started gaining weight and was confused, flustered, angry and depressed.  Instead of giving up, I talked with my family doctor who advised me to speak with some kind of specialist who lives a live style that is low in carbs.  What did I have to loose?  So, I went to see Dr. Leah, and she set me up on living Low Carb and it’s hard, every day is HARD, but it has been the most rewarding and educational journey I’ve ever been on!  She has taught me some amazing LIFE LONG skills that can keep this going for me forever!  What I enjoy most is I get to eat regular people food every single day.  I don’t have any special foods I have to buy from some specialized location, it’s normal grocery store food.  It doesn’t cost me any more than it did before, because frankly, I’m a teacher, I don’t have a whole lot extra to fork over.




Weight Loss Journey…

…it hasn’t been easy this past year!  This week I am celebrating my 1 full year at Curves and my NEW healthy living lifestyle.  Getting here hasn’t been easy, but I am sure thankful for the road I have lead down and am currently at 30 pounds lighter!  WAHOO!!  Now, there is plenty more to go, let me assure you, but wow, I am just amazed at what I can do when I put my mind to something.


Things are happening….

Life has been moving at such a rapid pace…life started getting busy in August just as I was gearing up and getting ready to go head back to teaching…my mother in law was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on the heels of her father (my husband’s grandpa) passing from lung cancer. It hasn’t been easy…the day before our 2nd wedding anniversary, grandpa Pete passed away at the farm. It was bittersweet…Joey’s uncle had just arrived from Nebraska and we had eaten indian tacos and were out back target shooting having a great time as one big family. Then, I got the call early Sunday morning while at work from Joey that Pete had passed during the night after all the events had subsided.

Now we are with the family helping plan Pete’s funeral on our wedding anniversary. We had tickets to go see the Redhawks baseball game and Joey was insistent that we go after the funeral home events were complete. So we did.

Joey and I

It was a beautiful day and Joey really did try hard to have fun, because I LOVE me some Redhawk baseball!! My favorite, here, Zach Penprase, #6, the short stop!


In any case as we were getting settled to celebrate Pete’s life, we were informed that one of Steve’s (Joey’s dad) cousins who was on his way up to help with grandma Liz (who also lives at the farm) had passed away from a heart attack on his drive up. You can’t make this stuff up!! Not a couple weeks after that we are now celebrating his life.

As time has gone on since September, we have attended 4 funerals and it really wears you down. With teaching 23 credits and having nearly 150 college freshman, my life has been anything but hectic and stressful and boy is it wearing on our marriage. Joey’s mom continues to do chemo treatments, but it’s literally just treating the inevitable of what’s happening and his dad isn’t making things any easier with his “holier than thou” attitude.

Through all of this I have stuck to me being healthy and my ItWorks business has certainly boomed with the success I have been having with my own personal weight-loss. I am only 1 pound away from 30 pounds gone and am feeling great about me!! This above all is what’s kept me together! In only 11 pounds my sister and I get to book our cruise for #setsail2016!! I can’t wait.

I’m starting a 90-day challenge, if anyone is interested in joining!!

I have made some projects here and there so expect to see me updating from over this past fall as things have moved and shook about!

Weight Loss Challenge

With my summer starting to get more and more hectic and less relaxed (I can’t believe my contract starts in just a couple short weeks).  With that, I want to start a Weight Loss Challenge!!

I am looking for as many people who want to work together and support one another on this journey for 3 MONTHS!!

Head over to my Facebook page for more details and to get registered…

AND!!!  There will be a prize to the person with the biggest percentage of weight loss!!

Dynamic Duo


Wedding DaySeptember 1st, 2012
Our Wedding Day!