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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Has it been awhile or what? Life sure is crazy these days! Well, let’s get started we have a lot to catch up on since I last wrote I think in October!

What has happened since then? We had baby number four! Matthew was born on November 20th and the entire process was interesting. Yes, I said baby number four. One would think that being number four that he would just fall out. Nope! That would be too easy! This dude stuck around past his due date!

We were not big fans of “induction” in the normal sense of the word. You know…using drugs to push him out. So, God bless my wife Terri, she had her water broke and then put on her walking shoes and trekked through the hospital. I’m pretty sure I broke a sweat trying to keep up with her while holding the I.V. Literally, within about three hours Matthew James was born close to 10 pounds!

He has been a rock star since! As the fourth child we have broken all of the rules pretty much since day 1. He sleeps with us, with a blanket, on his stomach and I’m pretty sure all three of his older siblings have fed him food….I’m just kidding on that one (I think!).
While we were in the hospital for his birth, I was running in and out to attend job interviews, get the kids to Thanksgiving, and back to take care/be with Terri. Thankfully, we had awesome family help during this time and everything went great.

I ended up getting a new job as well! This is how the next couple of months played out: baby on November 20, last day at old job December 14, new job on December 17, and then a trip to Richmond, IN for Christmas, three Christmas celebrations here locally! Whew! I’m tired just writing about it!

Now, Terri and I are finding balance between our relationship with God, each other, and our children while maintaining our fitness. Terri started a Brazil Butt Lift Challenge with a group of friends and they had great result. Meanwhile, I’ve been taking to the gym and doing P90X off of my iPhone. It is certainly a challenge to find that perfect balance, but we are doing our best.

I hope to be more consistent with my blog and keep you updated on my weight loss journey. I have to be honest with you and let you know that I have gained some weight during the last couple of months. I haven’t lost focus of my overall goals, but I have let the stress get to me. I’m back up to 295 and that is the baseline for my next sprint to lose the rest of this weight.

How do you stay focused? Do you have any favorite recipes? What about quick and efficient lunch ideas?
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