Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:10

Even so it is not the will of your father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. Matthew 18:14

Friday, February 27, 2015

Day 6

Today is my 6th day on the Purium Celebrity Transformation Cleanse.  I am down just over 5 inches!!  Can you believe it!

I haven't followed it to the letter.. I have had a couple meals with chicken and lettuce wrapped turkey burgers.. It's hard to only have shakes during the day when I'm working so I do what feels right for me. It's definitely working and worth it! I am going to buy the Power Kids shake for the kids next.  They have been wanting their own healthy drink.  If you would like to try it for yourself or your kids you can use my gift card code Rush4Health for $50 off your retail purchase.  If you want to read more about Power Kids you can click here for the flyer: http://www.phporder.com/images/powerkidsflyer.pdf 

We have been eating a lot healthier at home.  I have been cooking from The Makers Diet cookbook and the THM cookbook.. Plus using my slow cooker a lot.  The kids love it when I cook.  Last night I baked some chicken in a tomato balsamic sauce and put it over brown rice with butter for the kids.  Lol you should have seen their faces.  They get so excited about food!  They think I should be on a cooking show and tell me that at every meal.  They are too sweet sometimes..

Tomorrow they have their bowling league.  They have been having so much fun with that.  They really like sports but have been having a hard time competing.  They are very good but are afraid of making mistakes sometimes so it takes some of the fun out of it.  The bowling has been great because they are just hanging out with other kids and there's no pressure.  It's more of a learning to bowl league so no one makes a big deal if anyone is doing good or bad.  It's all just about having fun!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A New Day!

It is so good to wake up and feel good!  I really don't like sinus infections.. At all..

Both kids are doing really good.  We are trying to plan something fun for them for spring break.  We will most likely stay in town so I am looking for a camp or something like that.

Today we are going to go check out a school for next year.  This year school has been a little crazy.. Last year we had them enrolled to go to the school they were at.. But then we were going to be relocated to Michigan so we gave up their spot.  Then things kind of fell through and we decided to stay here.. Unfortunately their spots were gone.

Yetera started a new school and was being bullied really bad.. So much so we had to pull him out.  There was a kid that kept telling Y that he was going to kill him.  I contacted the teacher and principal a few times.  The last straw was the kid told him he had a knife at home and that he was going to bring it back to the school so he could kill him.  Obviously that would be scary to any 11 year old, but an 11 year old with PTSD you can only imagine how traumatic that would be..

So we are going to look at a really small private school that is close to our home.  A friend of mine has her kids there and really likes it so I am hopeful it will be a good fit. And since it's been awhile.. Here is our most recent family picture!  It's from our last Christmas work party.  Can you believe how tall the kids are!  They are growing like CRAZY!  Seriously!  Yetera has already grown out of all his Christmas presents.. Time to go shopping again.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day 3

So far so good!  The green shake reminds me of the Crunch Berry cereal.  I actually really like it!  My favorite so far is blending it with ice and almond milk. The only part of the cleanse I really don't like is the fiber drink.  Luckily that was one of the changes they made.  Now they have a fiber pill you take.. I should have waited!  But other then drinking the fiber.. It's going really well.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Day One of Ten

So today is my first day of the 10 day cleanse.  So far it's going good.  This cleanse is a lot different then any other I have been on.  I am doing the original cleanse but Friday Purium updated the Transformation to make it even better and easier.. But of course I have the original one.. It is very similar to the new one.. So as soon as I finish this one I will order the new one so I can let you know how that is too.

Since I am still not feeling good my appetite is less then usual which really helps to begin this new journey.  Breakfast lunch and dinner is the Power Shake.  I have the apple berry flavor and am mixing in the Bio Fruit.  It is not part of the cleanse but is good with it!  I haven't tried the power shake yet without it but it's very good!  The power shake is made up of super green foods and fruits so the color of the shake is green.  I like green so it's good for me.

You also eat flex foods.. Fruits and veggies.. And there's a list of other foods and a few recipes for different things you can add.  Since today is my first day I don't have bunch of examples but will soon!  It's 4:30 and I am not hungry.  I haven't felt like I needed anything more.. I still am not feeling that great with my sinus infection so I don't know if this will be easier or harder when I am back to 100%.  I don't think it will be hard though!  I definitely need to pick up some avocados and some other flex foods so I don't set myself up for a hard time.

Both kids are doing good.  Biruktawit is also getting over being sick but is doing well now.  Yetera has been busy playing and helping out.  He was out doing yard work with Brandon yesterday and came in all proud to tell me he was outside doing 'man work'! He's so cute. 

We also made it to church this morning!  My head was hurting so bad I ended up going out to the car part way through and listened to church on the app and Brandon stayed in with the kids.  I really don't like sinus infections.. At all..

Other then that there's not a whole lot new.. But I am excited to see how the cleanse ends up working!  I ordered a scale too.. I won't know my exact starting weight since I've already started, but I think it will be good to know where I am at.. Actually I don't want to know.. But it is what it is whether I know or not so I might as well now right..? 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Feeling Better!

Well this has been the worst sinus infection I have ever had.. But on the bright side the last one I had was last April!  I made it almost a full year without one and in the past it had been every 4-6 months.. I'm hoping better nutrition will keep them even further apart!

Tonight I am feeling much better.  I can breathe!  I don't feel like I am choking anymore..  I am hoping that I will be feeling even better so we can make it to church in the morning!  We have missed so much this last year.. I don't want to miss any more! 

Tomorrow is going to be my first day for the 10 Day Transformation Cleanse!  I am so excited to get started.  A little nervous though.. I have done so many different programs and am worse now weight wise then I have ever been in my whole life.. I took my measurements but we don't have a scale.. So I won't have the official before weight.. But I will go by inches!  That's a better way anyways I think.. I almost asked at Urgent Care to check my weight yesterday, but I wasn't that desperate to know.. I just know it's really bad!

I used the minerals in my water tonight!  I was really worried about trying them because I heard it can taste like dirt.. Lol!  Luckily it didn't taste like dirt to me.  It reminded me of Perrier without carbonation.  Not the greatest but not bad.  Hopefully when I am all the way feeling better it will still taste good!

I will try to keep you all updated on how it goes and if any of you want to give Purium a try feel free to use my gift card!  Just go to MyPuriumGift and enter code: Rush4health That code will give you $50 to spend on products (you just have to pay shipping & handling) or you can use it towards a joining package. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Tomorrow is a big day for Biruktawit.  She gets her braces off!  Well.. It's only temporary.. But she's excited for the break.  She's had them on for 3 years now and is finished with the first phase.. So she gets to have them taken off then next week she'll have a tongue guard put on.  Then she will have a short break and then have full braces put on.

Today I am home sick.. I have gone for over 9 months without getting sick.. But here I am..  Which really stinks because sick or not I have to take B to the ortho then Friday both kids have appointments to have their teeth cleaned.. It's already not fun to go to the dentist, but extra not fun when you are sick.. 

Well.. Hopefully I'll have a more exciting post very soon!

Monday, February 16, 2015

More Good News!

My nephews kidney function is now at 95% and his PICC line was removed today!  I am so happy about this!  I was so worried he wouldn't make it.. I have never seen anyone as sick as he was.  When I saw him in the hospital when he was first in ICU I could barely take it.. But he is HEALED!!!  Praise the LORD!!!