A post about me.

So, I cut me hairs!  It may not look like a huge difference, but there are six less inches on my head, and tons of razored layers.  So I still have long enough hair to do all my braidy things but I actually feel stylish again, as opposed to feeling like a third grade girl with my long hair and bangs….  There is a tiny pit in my stomach, though, and I think I just need to cry a good cry before I feel completely myself with this hair.  There is just a lot of change going on in my life and it was time to change something about myself, too.  I have been working harder than I ever have in my life to lose the last of my baby weight, and NOTHING seems to be helping.  I did Whole 30 (which everyone RAVES about) but it was not for me.  It made me MORE critical about my body and made me have MORE sugar cravings.  Plus I got sick three times that month and just never felt great on it.  I am and always will be an advocate for healthy living, but Whole 30 is not the only way to be healthy.  I might give it another go in the future, but as of right now I just need to find myself again and let go of the unhealthy mentality of my body image.  At least I know I can actually do something hard like that.  It wasn’t a total loss, too.  I learned a lot about healthy cooking and flavors but am so sick of cooking that I have taken a two week break from it.  It was some of the most delicious food I’ve ever eaten, but it was just so. much. cooking.  I’ll definitely turn to those recipes again and again, though.  I documented all of my recipes on my foodie instagram account @wholewifeofjw.  They are all healthy and delicious, whether you eat paleo or not!


I watched Chuck on Netflix and miss it so much.  Readers have withdrawals after finishing a book, I have withdrawals after finishing a series on Netflix.  Chuck is by far my favorite I have ever watched.  And I’ll tell you right now it’s because Chuck is my husband’s twin!  More so with personality than looks, but not too far off on physical appearance, too.  There is just something about nerdy/smart/innocent humor that makes up my type of guy!  And now I want to take karate.


Now that I’m back from my trip and summer is in full swing, we are gearing up to sort through all of our stuff and pack up for California!  I need to make out a schedule for myself so that I don’t lose it with stress as the summer progresses.  I want to enjoy my last few months here with my family and friends!


So you know how I do a portrait of each of my kids each week?  It’s been six months now, and I think I’m going to try to add weekly portraits in of John and myself, too.  Not because I’m obsessed with myself!  But because this blog has always been for my family and posterity and it is important for me to document myself for them, too.  So tune in for those weekly portraits of the members of our family!!


Lastly, I have been working on something rill big the last few months and am excited to debut it here in the next few weeks!!  It goes along with the theme of “change” and I think it will be well received!!  And that’s all I’m going to say about that …. for now!


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