Confession time. I'm starting at the beginning again. I had done so well with my weight loss, and then my mom got sick. Taking care of her was major. There was no room for anything but her and her needs. Mine were completely irrelevant at the time (not complaining, I was happy to help her any way I could. It's just a simple fact that her needs were all encompassing.). And of course, I had to take care of Mini Chef in the process. Needless to say, things went a little sideways. My mother's passing was not kind or gentle until the last 2 days when she slipped into a coma. The reality of life without my mom has been a tough pill to swallow, and having to move because I could no longer afford the house we were living in just added insult to injury. Now we're getting settled into the new house, but not feeling very welcome. The neighbors have already called the police on us because we have a few things outside in our driveway while we get settled. I've barely been here 2 weeks and I'm doing almost everything myself (friends have helped where they can). So it's been kinda slow if you're looking from the outside in. Gone are the days when neighbors would bring you a pie or plate of cookies. These days, they call the cops instead! So ya, life has been a little stressful. It's also been tough to be "back home" without my mom being here. This is the town I've lived in my entire life until 5 years ago and it feels like an empty shell of a place without my mom in it. So it's been a huge, emotional roller coaster ride. I still have days where I just break down and sob because it all feels so overwhelming. Add to all of that the fact that we didn't know the foundation/slab had a huge crack in it that needs to be repaired and oh boy. The stress just keeps coming!! But we're moving along, and every day, things get just a tiny bit better. I'm working hard to make this house into a home for Mini Chef and I. I baked my first loaf of bread in my new kitchen today so I could have a sandwich for lunch. Felt good to be in the kitchen again, even if it was sort of unfamiliar and clumsy. But hey, I baked a loaf of clean bread!! So all this to say that I'm starting a new chapter. Getting back to my healthier eating habits and slowly, slowly, beginning my new life with Mini Chef. Thank you all so much for your patience as I've had to deal with all of this. It's been an ordeal, to put it nicely. But then life is a roller coaster ride to be sure. I had such a major down, that the only way to go now is up!! So stay tuned for more recipes and info on my site. Please click through to view the recipes as it will make a difference in whether you see my posts on FB or not. They actually look for click-throughs now, so please visit my site! I promise to have fresh, new recipes coming your way in the next week or two! And in the mean time, thank you all for your support. So many of you reached out after my mom died and I really, truly appreciate it. Here's to better health and better days ahead!! Love, Tiffany
Down 30 lbs. this morning! :D #CleanEatingWorks! #LowCarbToo #FindYourBalance #ThereIsNoSecret #FindWhatWorksForYourBody
I hope this isn't TMI, but you know you are losing weight when your underoos get saggy... #25PoundsGone!!