Staying nourished, staying sane 

A busy toddler and a sick infant mean my hands and time are infrequently all my own.

Over the last week my six month old has struggled with a terrible cold. Never have I used our Nose Frieda and Hydrosense nasal spray so frequently. I think we’re finally over the mountain of boogers, but his voice is hoarse and I don’t doubt that if he could talk he would tell me his throat hurts. This means he’s miserable and wants to be held all the time.  Continue reading “Staying nourished, staying sane “

Parenting + Coffee = Success

My five month old has decided that being awake for two hours between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. is a good plan. Meanwhile, my two year old is ready to conquer Mount Everest at 6:45 a.m.

What does this mean for me?

Coffee. Lots of delicious coffee.  Continue reading “Parenting + Coffee = Success”

What I am snacking on: chocolate covered almonds 

I have a massive sweet tooth. If you’re looking for savoury snacks, you won’t find much of that here. That’s why when my sister posted this recipe to her Arbonne business Facebook page I had to try it. 

While I didn’t use Arbonne’s protein powder because my husband and I have an Isagenix business, I think the results are the same. 

As Lyndsay stated in her post, the recipe uses 4 tbsp melted coconut oil (lucky me, summertime and no air conditioning means my coconut oil was already melted), 3 scoops protein powder (***Edit: I used Isagenix Chocolate IsaPro Whey Protein but they turned out a bit chewy for whatever reason. The recipe definitely works better with any flavour of the the IsaLean protein powders), and 14 almonds. 

Mix the coconut oil together with the protein powder, drop a small amount in the bottom of an ice cube tray then place an almond in each cube and top with another small spoonful of the oil and protein powder mixture. Pop in the freezer and when they are frozen, store in a container in the fridge. 

By eating smarter snacks I have managed to lose 10 lbs and 5.25 inches in a little more than 6 weeks. It’s slower progress than I would like but I also know based on my first pregnancy and breastfeeding journey, I am one of those people who does not lose the weight very quickly until after I am done breastfeeding. So any weight and inches lost at this point is progress in my books. 

How my husband lost 100 lbs

What does 100 pounds look like? Picture 100 bricks of butter, 300 medium sized bananas, 100 footballs, or four 25 pound toddlers.

Now imagine carrying all of that weight, as excess weight, on your body each and every day.

Last June Cody (and I along with him!) celebrated a huge goal of his, to lose 100 pounds. He started a nutritional cleansing and rebalancing program called Isagenix on October 25, 2014 at 352 pounds. He was the heaviest he had ever been and recognized that he had lost control of his weight. Continue reading “How my husband lost 100 lbs”