I left my job, moved cross country with my husband to the Pacific Northwest (Portland, Oregon) AND I became a mother. Whoa. Big things. Good things...but lots of change!
My baby boy was born in the fall of 2015. Healthy and beautiful. I have been juggling learning his needs and also practicing self-care. One day at a time, I keep telling myself. All that said, sweet little Levi is three months old and I'm ready to get my body back. I was very fortunate to have had a fairly easy pregnancy (very long birth to make up for all the 10 months of ease!) and gained a healthy 33 pounds. I've lost 30/33 pregnancy pounds and would like to get back to my previous IP weight, not a focus on the number-- but I felt comfortable in my skin and my clothes. I want to get back to that place, striving for comfort not perfection. I know I can do it. It has been so encouraging re-reading through this blog... I know that sounds weird, but it is true. I am inspiring myself. I'm getting back into IP cooking and mentally preparing for slimming down. Except this time, my partner and best mate is joining me! He's doing strict Phase 1, and I'm doing the IP Alternative plan since I'm still breastfeeding little man. AND since we're living on one income and now have a baby, we're purchasing IP Alternative products to keep the cost down. I'm hoping to feature some blogs on this, because I find a lot of people are wondering how to get results on products sold outside of IP clinics.
In addition, I'm starting a personal momma's blog, www.dontwastethewaiting.weebly.com chronicling some stories from our little life of sacrifice with huge rewards and blessings.
Thanks for being a part of the Ideal Protein community! Please feel free to pass along this site to others that may benefit from the recipes or blogs for encouragement...and come back from time to time as I will be posting new recipes. I have already posted some new ones in the Savory section, go check it out friends!