Quite a lot has happened since my last post. I'm trying to balance life with a toddler while also being a wife and homemaker. I don't know how ya'll do it with more than one child. We'd very much like to have more children but I keep wondering if I'm crazy because I can barely tackle life with one. Hahaha
We're trying to finish up our vegetable garden out back. The weather here has been pretty cold and we're still not through the freezing temps in the morning. We did manage to get the hardier plants in the ground but are falling behind on getting the other half of the garden up and tilled. Oh how I hope everything comes up come harvest time!
Sadly, we had to put our beloved pekingese dog Sasha down. It broke our hearts. It was unexpected but she was extremely sick with mouth cancer and in the end, just 2 days after she was diagnosed, she just couldn't eat and she was in SO MUCH pain that we couldn't bare to keep her alive anymore just for the sake that we wanted her with us. It was bitter-sweet for both of us. Sasha was with me at my side when I was grieving the loss of our son Jackson. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I knew we had to let her go. At the time we took her to the Vets, we sang to her and told her to go run in the garden with Jackson until we meet again. She was a good little dog and blessed us beyond measure.
What we DIDN'T expect was to ever want another dog again. We still have our old Jack Russell Terror...erm Terrior, but after that, we just were unsure. Losing Sasha like that...ugh...it just tears your heart right out. Shortly after though, a friend of my husbands asked if we'd be interested in taking a rescue pekingese in. Lo and behold we now have another sweet little pekingese dog. Talk about God fulfilling matters of the heart! She has been REALLY good for us all. Max lost his beloved friend in Sasha, our daughter lost her pal that she spent time with in her little book nook and we lost a loyal companion as well. Bella, while she's different in color and personality seemed to fit right in. WE needed her just as much as SHE needed us! She's made us laugh and she's SO GOOD with our little tot! God just knew!
My husband is still eating plant based and after an appointment with his Dr. last month, was told if patients followed a plant based diet...he'd be out of a job! Doug lowered his BP and his cholesterol as well as his weight. He's feeling great and looking great too!
I am going to start working my way there! I'll be honest, I miss dairy. I miss eggs, milk, cheese and yogurt. Oh how I LOVE cheese! However, I'm willing to try this new lifestyle to see if it will work in lowering my weight and getting me off meds for diabetes. I look at our beautiful daughter and want to be around to see her get married and have children of her own. I think of God and just want this vessel that he created to be in the best shape I can be in to give HIM the glory.
So, I've decided for the summer that every week I'm going to add something plant based to my diet and slowly weed out the junk. I don't eat a whole lot of red meat. I do like the occasional chicken and/or fish.
We'll see how this goes.
I'm also working on a goal for exercise throughout the summer. I really would like to lose this weight. We're talking 100lbs. For obvious reasons I know this takes time and we're looking at 3 years or so with food changes and regular exercise WITHOUT quitting. Nothing comes off quickly. So hopefully I'm going into this with my eyes WIDE open and a good attitude.
How are all of you doing??