Today marks the start of week 36, and I’m optimistic. I caught the flu from my kids, and it knocked me on my back for a week, but in that time, I managed to get my food straight. While nobody likes being sick, illness always seems to hit my “reset switch”, and this past week has been no different.
I’m back down to 246.4 pounds this morning. Although today is the first day in over a week where I’m experiencing a reasonable appetite, I find myself craving real food — not the comfort foods that one usually craves while recovering from illness. It’s good to be on the mend, and it’s good to eat (and enjoy) real food.
Another project that will undoubtedly transform the entire family this year is going strong. The homestead chickens seem to be growing before our very eyes. They’ve had two trips outside to their coop so far, but they’re still too little (and it’s still too cold) to send them outside permanently. They’re fiesty little girls though, and the whole family is loving the learning experience that comes along with this little chickens.
As I reflect on how farm I’ve come since last July, I can’t help but view things in a totally different light. You wouldn’t think that once you decide to make one positive change that it could lead to so many other great things, but in my case, the decision to “get healthy” has impacted my whole family on several levels. I only expect that as we get further along into Spring, even better things are yet to come, and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited. There’s nothing like feeling that what we do matters, and I don’t want to let go of that feeling. It’s so motivating, and better yet, it helps me to help others. It doesn’t get better than that!
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