My Plexus Journey Continues..

I am blown away by the small but mighty changes Plexus has done to my body. There was a time not that long ago that I would go on vacation and just know that my body was going into hibernation mode. My digestive track was asleep and unfortunately I became ok with waiting days and days to use the bathroom. Now I know that is TMI but I also know I'm not alone. Many of you reading this right now have not had a decent trip to the bathroom in days or sometimes weeks. How does that make you feel?...

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Taking care of yourself as a homeschool mom.

I know you are busy moving on caffeine and little sleep, but I am here to tell you to stop and take care of yourself. We as moms wear many different hats, and if we don't remove them from time to time we can implode. Taking care of myself has looked different within the stages of my kids growing up. When they were babies getting a shower was a dream I made sure to have one every day without fail. I would put the baby in the bouncer or in their high chair, depending on their age, and take a...

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Week 1 on my Plexus journey.

If you have not read my first post about Plexus you can read that here. I am now done with week one of the Plexus Slim and here are the latest results. Non scale victories. Many of you might not of known that I am pretty much in constant pain of some reason. From my back hurting, to my knee being swollen, and using ibuprofen just to get moving in the morning I was a wreck. I really felt like that was completely normal for me until Slim. One of the ingredients in the Slim (Pink drink) has an anti-inflammatory...

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My Plexus Slim journey.

Like so many people before me and around me I have tried everything to loose weight with very little success, but after completing the Whole30 last year I am confident I know how. It is true that there is NO magic pill, powder, or workout that will take the weight off. The secret is eating less then what you are expanding in energy. I know it's not glamorous but its the honest truth. By eating healthy I mean eating less sugar, trans fats, and other processed junk that you could name in your sleep. So you might be wondering why...

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I Can See the Finish Line. #Whole30

All is well here! I know I had committed to daily blogging about my journey on the Whole30 challenge, but as usual my blog always takes a back seat. In case you were wondering about the challenge, I am doing fantastic and I can see the finish line. Seven days left! I can hardly believe I've last this long, because truthfully I didn't think anything would change. My history with diets, workouts, and supplements is that they never work, which leaves me believing something is terribly wrong with my body, however within 24 hours of the challenge I felt better....

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Health update.

Did you know that acne and tummy trouble go hand in hand? I did not! Not until I googled "itchy skin and stomach issues" and what came up surprised me. Therefore I am fully committed to "The Whole 30" program for the next 30 days. The symptoms I have I cannot confirm nor deny they are not directly related to what I'm eating, so over the next 30 days I will be documenting and cleaning out my system. Thankfully the food looks amazing, and who doesn't love steak, sweat potatoes and bacon? I don't know anyone either especially not my...

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Today is a day

Today was so stressful that even the sky was stressed with hours of lightning and thunder. Some days just seem like they will swallow you whole if you let it. I love my Fireman! I'm not sure where I would be without him, but I can imagine I might be on a crazy cycle with everyone I met. He keeps me grounded in truth when I am swimming in a sea of feelings. He had left for a dump run and a quick trip to the grocery store, and in that time I was experiencing friendship troubles. I called him...

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The annual Blog Party #UBP14

I am fashionably late to this party! This is my 4th year participating with the Ultimate Blog Party, and each year I read new blogs that often end up in my RSS feed on "Pulse." I started The Sierra Home Companion in the fall of 2008. I had just ran and broke my hip in the Nike Women's 1/2 Marathon in San Francisco and with nothing but time on my hands I began this blog. Over the years I have tried new themes and looks for the blog but my content has always remained the same. I write about my...

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One week changed everything, I hope.

There are a lot of defining moments in a persons life that help shape them into the person they are at this moment, and move them onto the next. This past week has been a scary week for me and my family. Last week on a perfectly normal Thursday I went to cross my arms in the chill of the morning only to discover pain in my left breast. I immediately checked to see what was wrong and to my surprise there was a mass under my fingers that had not been there before. I left my room and went...

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