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Blogging keeps me honest

This whole lifestyle change is pretty hard to stick with sometimes.  We've been doing pretty "okay", but I've found that my blog entries keep me honest so I'm back for more.  Daily blogging kept me on top of things and also helped me keep better track of what we ate. 

Christian is interested in hopefully making some video entries of his cooking experiences.  That should be fun.  And now that Alexander is two, he is getting more involved with helping in the kitchen as well.  Christian helped get all the ingredients together, Daddy chopped & diced and Alexander put them all into the pot for a nice pot of soup.

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