Book vs Blog Post(s).

I set out this morning thinking I was going to write a book, but honestly, I don’t even know where to start–blogging is so much easier. Believe it or not, I didn’t think about how much work goes into writing a book–planning it out, researching, writing and rewriting.

I started researching it last night and when I started writing about my struggle with depression this morning. But, as I was writing, I realized that I am being much more critical of what I write than if I were to just pour it all out here, so maybe this isn’t my topic for a book. I don’t know yet, but I want the world to know that depression is not the stereotypical person you see on a TV show. I am going to try and do this in parts because my journey, what I have learned about it, what it’s really like–it’s a lot to take in, a lot to get out, and it’s not something you can sum up into 1,000 words or less.

I am more of a word vomit person than an edit, plan, and execute. I want it to be raw and real and I worry that if I make it a book, I won’t finish it or get the right message across. But, I also worry that if I do blog posts no one will want to read through all of them and I really want to make depression less of a stigma–I want it to be real and less alien to everyone.

I guess now is when I go back to my roots–pray for guidance and that whatever I am meant to share comes out, no matter where I share it.

Natural Weight Loss Supplement–Raspberry Ketones

Over the last 5 years, I have had a lot of trouble with my weight. Shortly before L’s pregnancy, I was so close to 200 lbs. it wasn’t even funny. During L’s pregnancy, I quickly went over and had trouble keeping the weight on because I was so sick.

Shortly after his delivery, I got an infection at the hospital and dropped 60 lbs. within a couple weeks, as I wasn’t able to keep anything down and could barely walk from one room to the other. I was lucky that my mom and sister were there to help me with L and myself. It was horrible–I remember being tested for H1N1. 

About 6 months after L turned 1, we found out that A was on his way. So, I began gaining weight with another pregnancy, right about the time that I reached about 165 lbs. I had a hard time dropping weight after A. And before we knew it—8-9 months after A came, we found out that Z was on the way. 

I didn’t gain as much weight with Z, but I reached about 190 lbs. I got stuck around 175 lbs and was really bummed. I told myself that I would get more active and everything, but nothing happened until we moved last year. 

We moved here and were in an apartment upstairs for a while. All the walking up and down and eating better helped me drop a few more pounds, but I kept getting stuck at 165 lbs. I was irritated beyond belief and kept trying to change things. But, when living in an apartment, new to the area, babysitting and breastfeeding–kind of unsure about everything, so not much changed.

A couple months ago, my exercises and finally gotten me below 165 lbs and I was thrilled! But, I couldn’t go anywhere else. I got stuck at 148-150 lbs. 

Last month, I got the opportunity to try out Pure Raspberry Ketones from Summit Nutritions. I didn’t think much off them, but I tried them out for a week. I ate when I was hungry, foods I normally ate and didn’t have much extra exercises in the week.

I climbed on the scale at the end of the week and wasn’t expecting much. But, I had actually dropped about 4 lbs! I took them when I could remember and occasionally, I would forget to take them 30 minutes before I ate. But, they worked! 


Now, two other things…

First, I (TMI) burped at one point–and it isn’t the nasty taste burps. It literally “tasted” like raspberries, it was kind of funny.

Second, I would recommend that if you are going to stop taking them, that you “ween” yourself off of them. Do not go cold turkey! I did and the first week or so, I found myself eating more again and for a while, I actually started putting the weight back on because I wasn’t monitoring how much I ate and all. 

But, I definitely recommend them! I was amazed that they actually worked, but love that they are completely natural!!!



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