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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
This blog is dedicated to the low-carb menu challenge presented by Jimmy Moore. I'm living the Louisiana low carb lifestyle, where low-carb is the new way to go ! I live southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana....have three awesome kids. We are deep down in the heart of sweet Cajun Country, where we kick back and relax, go hunting, fishing, or make groceries! My doctor told me that my blood pressure numbers were getting too high, so I had to loose weight. She challenged me with ten pounds in three months. That was October 7, 2008. I lost 26 pounds !!! In February of 2011, I found that I had gained a few pounds more than I would have liked, weighing in at 170 pounds. I had to get back into the swing of living the low carb life again !! I am loving the 'low-carb' style and wish to contiue it . I exercise three times a week at the gym, and off the 'off' days, I learn to RELAX !! November 2011, finds me in different circumstances -- a new lifestyle, great community of friends and a challenge to keep that 45 pounds that I lost OFF. Feel free to read my blog, browse around, or just sit a spell!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Good, The BAD, and The U-G-L-Y.

I've been gone for a while.. tha yall know.

I was in Waco, on vacation, nearing the end, having a good ole time. Got a phone call on Aug 1st, informing that my mom had passed away.

Went to the funeral home, they wanted their $$ up front. No credit cards, NO monthly payments. (I had NO idea). Then yesterday, my a/c unit for my home went out. Talk about hot. It got to 86 degrees here at night inside my home.

So, it kinda put me in a financial bind (for the moment). (Thats the UGLY part).

I also lost some weight during this time (not because I wanted to)... as I was under a lot of stress.

So thats about it. My husbands' paycheck is spent for the next couple of months.

I'm reading a book called "Praying Our Goodbyes", that is helping me deal with feelings.

I even lost some weight during all this stress.

God IS GOOD. My mom had a beautiful service; I have a new a/c unit, good for another 10 years with an extended warranty for that long.

Hoping everyone is having a Blessed Day!



Erika said...

Hi Jean,

I'm so sorry to hear all of that has happened, my best wishes are with you. It does sound like light shone on you though, and has helped you through a lot.

I can't believe the funeral home wouldn't take credit though - I wonder why??

*big hugs*


Harry said...


I just read this blog. :-(

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. I'm really saddened by this news.

You're showing such strength during this most difficult time. That's great to see. It's obvious that you possess a very resilient soul.

My thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve. Please take good care.

[hugs too]

bayoubabe said...

Thank you both so much. I'm actually reading a book called Praying Our Goodbyes. It is helping tremendously :)

Yall have a Blessed day :)


cilla said...

aww jean im so sorry sweet about your mama , thinking of u and your family ,please know im here for u .stop by soon .gentle hugs

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