Saturday, April 24, 2010

Been a while- lots to catch up on!

Well it's hard to believe but in 4 weeks I will be done with my 1st year of full time teaching!! How did this year pass by so fast?????

I'm happy to say that I've been offered a full time contract for next year and I signed that puppy so fast!!
I'm so thrilled to be back at Country Place next year and be with my students again. It will be a blast- and a lot easier now that I don't have to come up with ALL my lesson plans again, just recycle many old ones :)

This summer is going to be great! Middle school summer camp, going to Idaho for one of my best friend's weddings!!! And a mystery vacation for Jeremiah and. While we have money saved, vacation fund set, full time jobs for next year and a few weeks off, we are going to go somewhere this summer. We are hoping somewhere tropical, a Bahama cruise, or Hawaii or something. We know that in the next few years when we start our family we won't have that luxury as much with extra funds, time, etc. So we are wanting to do this now!

Another big thing we are doing is the HCG diet. We have had many friends do and successfully complete this diet and we are thrilled to have finished our first week on it!

Basically we take these hormone drops and can only eat 500 calories a day! I know I know... it sounds crazy but the drops allow our body to go after the fat cells (rather than muscle sells that normally would happen on that low cal of a diet) and they suppress the bad hunger, although we are still pretty hungry.

So far in the past 5-6 days I have lost 6 pounds and Jeremiah has lost 8 pounds. (Darn boys and losing more weight!)

I will be posting each week our progress and we are hoping to be down 30ish pounds by the 1st week of June and then reward ourselves with a 'beachy' vacation and be proud of our bodies!! Then we go up to a 1500 calorie diet and exercise and if we keep with that, we will maintain and lose even some more weight.

I'm excited to rely on God for this because it's hard not to cheat!! I want to eat EVERYTHING haha but I know the reward will be worth it!!


NanAZ said...

I can't imagine going on that little amount of food every day. I hope it works out for you and that you can keep it off in the long run.

Amber Hann said...

yah it definitely Nancy is a lifestyle change. The small amount of calories was hard at first but the drops are watch allow your body to utilize that little food to do what your body needs. After 5 more weeks we go up to a normal 1500 calorie diet with some restrictions. It's just like retraining our minds on how to perceive food and WOW do I now understand what my body needs and doesn't need.

we've known SO many people who have done this and year's later they still have kept off the weight so we are happy to have the encouragement as well tips on it all :)

Grant and Jodie said...

good for you guys! i have heard a lot about the HCG diet and seen much success! we miss you.

Stacey said...

You guys look great already! I'm so excited to see about starting once I have the baby and quit nursing :o)