Lydia is becoming such a pleasant little person and we have so much fun together. Blogging is no longer one of the things I feel I need to get done first thing in the morning anymore. It used to be that she would play by herself long enough for me to throw something together on here. But now that she's older, she not only wants to play with me but I want to play with her! I say this with all the niceness in the world but I would much rather be spending time with my daughter and teaching her the ways of the world than sit here and blog. And that's just where life is right now. And I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.
So while I'm here updating you in the smallest possible way, I'll share with you a few things going on in our little lives.
+++We have our first investment property under contract and set to close this week. I think it was on the market for 14 days and it was sold! So excited about that! I'll share a few of the before and after photos I actually got to at the bottom of this post.
+++Mitch and his wonderful team finished up the second investment property and it has been listed!
+++Then there's one more property that has a few more small things to be done and then we will have that one listed...hopefully sooner rather than later!
+++Mitch and I are starting the process of looking for a house of our own! It will be our second home. We bought our first one a few months before we got married 4 years ago. Ever since we sold that one and moved to Charleston, we've been renting and we think we may have found something we'd like to stay in for the next 2-3 years! I will finalize that once I know for sure!
+++I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis a few weeks ago. Not the best of news but for me, in a way, it was. I knew something just wasn't right for over a year and a half. And after many blood tests, ultrasounds, and doctors visits, they finally found out it was Hashimoto's. I'm just thankful I now know what was causing my fatigue and the extreme lack of weight loss! It was a difficult past 2 years of strict diets and intense workouts with my personal trainer with no budge of the post-partum scale! Hopefully my thyroid hormone will be regulated soon and I'll get back to normal!
For anyone suffering with Hashimoto's, I would suggest trying a temporary juicing fast and even a juice a day after that. I began juicing a few weeks before I got my results back and within that time I lost about 13 pounds by pretty much exclusively juicing...other than a solid healthy meal for dinner here and there. It boosted my energy, cleared my mind, and I saw a pretty big change on the scale and in how my clothes fit. My sister also has Hashimoto's and according to her research, a gluten-free diet is best for thyroid issues. We quickly realized that with my juicing I was eating gluten-free and probably assisted in my weight loss before my diagnosis! Check out the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead on Netlfix and there is also a website with TONS of juicing information, plans to follow, and recipes!
If anyone is interested, I can always right up a quick post about my juicing journey thus far; the good, the bad, and the absolutely fantastic!
Here are a few before/after photos of our first investment property. There are a lot more but these are the ones I had finished and saved in my folder and right now I just don't have time to do any more!