My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wisdom Wednesdays- week 7

True wisdom for me is taking the truth and applying it to your life. People have always called me wise throughout my life. But I don't feel wise. I feel dumb most of the time. And simple things that should be easily understood, needs to be explained to me. Not putting myself down, just that is as honest as I can get.

So when I begrudgedly walked into my diabetes class, I was pleasantly surprised. There were 3 other pregnant women in this class. And from us chatting, none of us had been gestational before. Most of us walked into the class dreading what we couldn't have. But what surprised me was what she said we could have. According to my food plan I don't have to cut out many things. If I want a cupcake at my shower I can have one, if I sacrifice my other carbs for it. Portion control is more important than the type of carbs and the time I eat my carbs is important too. The nutritionist came up with individual food plans for each of us, telling us how many carbs, proteins and every other food group we can have when. She also breaks down for us the best types of carbs to have. Then we got lists of what foods fall where and how many carbs the portions are. So I really feel like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders. I left the class feeling prepared and feeling empowered. I can do this! And to think it took till I was 33 to get it!!!

 Here is a copy of my nutritional food plan!


  1. Yay!! This is so great Brownie!! I'm glad that this class was filled with wonderful options for you! Always a positive in a struggle, always! :)

    1. Yes I believe this is a great thing for me.

  2. that is great news!! I hope too you conveyed this to the nutritionist, that would make her day, knowing she helped. good, you are on the final stretch!

    1. I will next week when I see her again.

  3. Blessings to you on your journey, friend.

  4. Brownie, I love hearing the inspiration in your voice! You're to do awesome! I believe in you :)