I apologize for the lack of updates. When you stare at a computer screen for 8 hours a day, coming home to stare at it for another few hours just gets tiring.
LENTEN DIETING: Lent has gone pretty well. I have not had any soda. I have had limited drinking and limited sugar amounts. My only kill is eating too much at one time. But that’s okay, because I think I have found a solution and something I can try as a “fast track” option for 2 weeks. It works perfectly if I start April 1st until my doctor’s appointment on April 15. It’s called Belly Fat Cure. It’s a cross between a Paleolithic Diet and Atkins. But it’s not as restrictive and does provide a lot of knowledge. When I first started with this Lent dietary restrictions thing– i wanted to do something that almost eliminated sugar, lower my cholesterol/triglycerides and help me maintain control of my health. This diet explains how I can do all those things without giving up my ENTIRE desire to eat food. And as I looked through the recipes and daily menu for the fast track (which is just that–a fast track onto the diet)
So beginning April 1st–I will not be able to eat any sugar, any major processed foods or drinks soda or intake a ton of fruit juice. It’s okay–its good I’m looking forward to it because its greens and meats. I don’t have to give up my cheese or good foods I like. The fast track I have to be strike on, but once that’s over I think i’m going to work on the Belly Far Cure “normal” diet. And the best part–Shawn can most likely do this with me. He loves steak, cheese, occasional greens and nuts. Being able to get support is key and something we’ve been lacking.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH This Lenten season I have worked on growing in my faith. I have attended a small group that our church is working through the “Love Does” book by Bob Goeff. I highly recommend the book. And the group has helped me meet new people that I wouldn’t normally meet at church. It was great. The said thing is our group had some problems at the beginning resulting in some members not attending. It was sad.
EDUCATION I will be auditing a class on Isaiah starting the Spring ’15 quarter at my alma mater Fuller Seminary. Hopefully the class will not fill up and i can gather some information about looking into a PhD with studying Isaiah. It’s just going to be a new drive so please pray!
FAMILY LIFE Shawn and I are very excited this year because of our new fun trips. We’re going to both the Star Wars Convention and Comic Con (as well as Wonder Con). We’re also going on an Alaskan cruise with Disney and staying at the hotel for two nights for my birthday. We’re also going on a Star Wars Disney cruise in April 2016 unless we have kids. Honestly–you can’t have a child under 6 months of age and you cannot be over 6 months pregnant. So we’ll see how that all goes. We have come to the conclusion that its basically my cystic ovaries causing most of the problem.
in other news–i have dyed my hair a fun few shades of red. 🙂 Live moves on…