Our miracle RAINBOW BABY BOY is on the way! Due 8/2018

1st IVF = BFN
2nd IVF = Baby A, born May 2015
3rd IVF = Miscarriage at 14 weeks
4th IVF = BFN
After we paid for 5th IVF, positive pregnancy w/o IVF!

Because the important moments in life just don’t fit in a status update! I started this blog when I was training for my first ½ Ironman, (70.3 miles) to record what I hoped would be growth and progress but ended up being a huge learning experience. Although fitness is one of the key ingredients to a happy life, it certainly isn't the only ingredient. My blog has evolved to document growth, progress and setbacks in other areas too. From my surprise proposal in Rome and wedding in the fall of 2013, to Mom's devastating stage IV cancer diagnosis and death 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant. Who knows what shape it will take, but thanks for being along for the ride.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Plant-Based Diet

If you've been following my blog, you know I'm trying to loose some weight for Hawai'i. And if you've been following my blog, you know that I've only had a total weight-loss of 1.5 pounds in the previous three weeks.

With Hawai'i fast approaching, I decided to sign up for a fresh, plant-based meal delivery system through Plant Power Nutrition.

The plant-based foods contain no sugar, oil, or salt. Of course all foods are high in fiber & nutrients & low in calories. Translation-high octane fuel!

"The idea behind plant-based meal-delivery is to optimize compliance with dietary excellence. What we put in our mouths has tremendous ramifications for both health/longevity & disease/premature death. To think otherwise is to underestimate the power of food."

My food was delivered the day before Halloween. So, when Halloween came, I had a good excuse not to eat candy or anything from the potluck. Normally, I would have been snacking all day long. We even passed out candy in the evening and I didn't have any; zip, zero, zilch! This was the first Halloween since I could eat candy that I didn't eat candy! Hard at first, the more I passed up, the easier it became.

And finally, some results! When I stepped on the scale Friday morning, after my coffee and wearing jeans, the scale still reflected a 1 pound weight loss! This brings my total loss to 2.5 pounds since I started. I'm hoping for even more next week!

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