Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Becoming Happier & Healthier

I wasn't sure if I was going to share this or how I should if I ever did. But I decided in the end it needs to be shared. 

At the first of 2013 Landreys type 1 diabetes got really bad to the point of scary bad. We decided it was time to change! And I was ready for a change myself. (My post baby body was not working for me) We both wanted to be healthier and happier but we just didn't know how or where to start. We tried so many different things “diets” so on so forth. To the point of almost giving up because nothing was working for either of us. Then we had a wonderful amazing blessing my aunt and uncle came to visit us in April 2013 from San Fran and we only see them every few years so it's always a treat! Well I got to talking to my aunt Sydney because I noticed she wasn't eating certain things and asked if she was on a “diet” (ps I hate the word diet! Always have always will) she replied saying no that her and Pete my uncle changed their lifestyle b/c Pete found out he had type 2 diabetes, and it was all but gone sense they changed their ways. Of course we wanted to know MORE! We talked for hours about what they do, and it was simple really! They followed the Atkins way. So I went and got the book and started reading. Needless to say we came up with our own life style change and we found that balance of what we where looking for of being healthy and happy! 

We knew the Atkins way was a little too extreme for us and wasn't going to work with Landreys diabetes, we have looked into it before. So what we do is simple we don't eat sugar! I know I know cutting sugar out sounds scary and hard and it is at first but it's so worth it! We only eat natural sugars in fruits and honeys and yummy things like that! PS I make us yummy treats all the time! You really don't miss out on anything at all! It's all about changing how you think and making the healthy choice! I will be posting as much as I can on how we have changed our lives if you would like to try and change your life for the better by the easiest of steps! I will also be sharing my favorite recipes! We hope to bring in this new year with more amazing weight lose and become healthier happier people!

I hope you all got a little something out of this and continue to! You're not alone in wanting to better yourself and your health! 

Landrey has lost a total of 40lbs from April to December 2013
I have lost a total of 26lbs from April to December of 2013 

Landrey and I have never felt better in our lives we both have more energy and more of a love for life! We are both so greatful for making the change in 2013 and we can't wait to see what the New Year of 2014 will bring! 
Landrey hopes to get under 200 he's only 5lbs away!! And I hope to have the healthiest pregnancy to date! And after giving birth to our newest member of our little family I hope to get back to wear I left off before finding out I was pregnant again and getting in even better shape! Here's to the new year!  

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