2012 In Review: We Were Drop-Kicked By Jesus Through The Goal-Posts of Life

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January 11, 2013 by UtahMan&Wife

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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We didn’t build this blog with the idea that anyone except us would ever really see it or be reading it. So, it’s pretty cool some folks actually DID. Thank you! Up to this point our goal was not to change the world, only to change ourselves. And, thanks to our mad-dogged determination and the Grace of God we’ve experienced a MIGHTY CHANGE this year!Or, as that funny old country song goes, we were definitely

Drop Kicked [by] Jesus Through The Goal Posts of Life“!

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Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life
End over end neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights
Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life.

Make me, oh make me, Lord more than I am
Make me a piece in your master game plan
Free from the earthly tempest-ion below
I’ve got the will, Lord, if you’ve got the toe.

Even if you don’t like Country Music (and we aren’t the biggest fans either) you just gotta love that Football analogy!

🙂

This blog has been our way of staying accountable. We wanted a fun way to document our weight-loss journey. We are going to make a little book of our 2012 posts and photos with BLURB so we will “never forget and never go back”.

2012.12 progress collage.2

2012 has been a life-changing year for us!

We finally have our health back. No more unnecessary medications. No more high blood pressure, sleep apnea, lethargy and irritable bowl syndrome. No more sugar addiction. No more fake food and harmful chemicals inside of our blood stream. Our taste buds are alive again! It’s amazing how good whole, real foods are tasting!

WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT…

1. BOOKS

This year, we have been inspired, enlightened & educated by these books:

Weight-Loss Apocalypse: Emotional Eating Rehab Through the HCG Protocol – by Robin Phipps Woodall

The Primal Blueprint: 21 Day Body Transformation – by Mark Sisson

Suicide By Sugar – by Nancy Appleton

Practical Paleo – by Diane Sanfillipo

The Paleo Solution – by Robb Wolf

Go get ’em and Read ’em!

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2. WEBSITES

Motivating, helpful, educational & fun. Can’t Live Without These!

Mark’s Daily Apple

Nerd Fitness

Maria Nutrition / Maria Emmerich

Miracle Skinny Drops

Go Subscribe!

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3. PEOPLE

Shawna Vaughn Culp at Miracle Skinny Drops, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to answer every one of our questions, give countless words of wisdom, and offer continual encouragement, help, love and support. She is amazing! We couldn’t have done this without her!

Giver her a hug!

Little Choices Matter Support Group on Facebook (moderated by Shawna and offered free by the MSD Team). Our success this year could never have happened without our large community of incredible friends at this private support site. If you are interested in using hCG Therapy to reach your weight-loss potential, and you want to have the BEST SUPPORT GROUP EVER and make life-long friends, then this is the place to be.

Join the group, Feel the love!

Our Awesome Kids: Most of all, we wish to thank our two beautiful daughters A & S who have been taking this uncharted journey with us. They’ve endured our continual discussions and latest discoveries about weight-loss, health, fitness, food, and nutrition. They’ve patiently endured our rants when the scale wasn’t cooperating, and they’ve cheered for our victories. We know it’s been annoying at times girls, but you have been really cool and supportive about all of this. Thank you for trying out all the new foods we’ve brought home, for accepting the changes we’ve made to our kitchen, for not bringing any junk food into our house, and for making many healthy choices for yourselves, all on your own this year! We couldn’t have done this without you.

You’re the BEST!

We give ALL the glory to GOD, who grants us life and daily breath. He has strengthened our resolve this year. He has magnified our efforts. He has gently led us along on our journey and helped us find all of these great books, websites and people. We are amazed and humbled by His goodness and mercy!

Praise God!

2013 AND BEYOND

So, what’s next?

Now that we have changed ourselves, we plan to change the world of course!

Or, if we can’t change the whole world, at least we might be able to help a few other people change their world and feel as awesome as we feel! We are going to start sharing our journey with other people. We’ll share the link to our blog, the books and websites that have made such a difference for us, and share how we plan and prepare our food. Of course  we will continue to eat fresh, clean, Paleo/Primal foods. And, we will be increasing our fitness and strength by training together and completing our 2013 Race-Per-Month Challenge!

We invite you to come along on our journey! Subscribe to our blog, visit, read, share, and leave some comments. Think healthy thoughts and make healthy choices!

2013 is going to be TOTALLY AWESOME!!

Make me, oh make me, Lord more than I am
Make me a piece in your master game plan
Free from the earthly tempest-ion below
I’ve got the will, Lord, if you’ve got the toe.

GO UTES!!

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