Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The 17 Day Diet

A few weeks ago, my mom and i were watching Dr Phil. They had this other Dr come on and talk about this diet called the 17 Day Diet. We were super intrigued and wanted to try it. They say that in 17 days, you can lose up to 15 lbs! Dr Phil is actually doing a challenge on his show for the diet (i know it sounds weird but, i feel that, if Dr Phil thinks its a good diet i trust him enough that i want to try it lol 2 much trust in him? maybe haha) So we bought the book and i started it on Sunday and...i've already lost 11 lbs! i couldnt be more stoked :) Technically, its not a 17 day diet. Its broken up into 3 cycles. Each cycle is 17 days. The first 17 days are like a detox. it cleans out ur system and they say its as close to starving urself without being unhealthy lol It has been SUPER hard, not gonna lie. i have been SO hungry and SO cranky. i started thinking 'is it really worth it to be thin but be this cranky?' but when i stepped on the scale today and saw myself 11 lbs lighter, theres no way im giving up on it now :) Max said that after the 3rd cycle, (if you havent reached ur goal weight by then then you start over at cycle 1) he was gonna take me out on a nice date with really good food :) hehe and that day happens to be Valentines Day :) I'll keep everyone posted on how this diet goes...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Can you believe that its December already?! This year has been going by in a whirl. In some ways, it seems like it's been SO long cause this year has changed my life :) I'm so happy right now at the way my life is turning out with my amazing little family just starting out. I have so much to be thankful for. I'm grateful for such a big extended family. I have a wonderful family that always helps me out when i need it. When we all get together its hectic, yes, but we always have a blast :) Being hectic just takes me back to the family parties from when i was young. It just brings a warm feeling being around family. Its awesome having as many as we do living here in Arizona.
I'm also so blessed with the friends i have made. I consider most of them my family as well. They are great examples to me.
Since Lydia was born, i've been working on a family video for us. i've just been adding more pictures as Lydia gets older. Its crazy to see how big she's already gotten! The video was so much fun to make and its gonna be fun adding more pictures and video to it as time goes on :)

(I had to put the video in 2 parts on here cause the file wouldn't fit)