Monday, May 30, 2011

I've fallen so far off the wagon, I totally suck.

Call me names, if you wish.

I don't really have excuses, but I can offer reality.

Our world was rocked a few months ago when my brother, who had been married for 17 years and has 5 precious children, came to my parents and announced the bitch wife had left him for a drug dealer and he needed to move in with the kids. This hit the family like a bomb. Total shock. She had been such a great mother, we thought good wife, but little did we know of her addiction to pills for the past several years which finally took control of her and cast her into craziness. So instantly, my parents had an extra 6 bodies and alot to deal with. Everyone is ok and after 8 long months, he and the kids have settled happily into their new home.

Our fertility journey. Let me see. I last updated everyone we were going to start again in April. Since we had already had 3 failed cycles, my RE wanted to do an HSG to ensure I had no blockage. This test hurt more than anything I had ever experienced. The results? Both tubes 100% blocked. We were rather annoyed this test hadn't been done before we spent all the time and money on the previous 3 treatments and almost 2 years of emotional hell. But, through faith we found understanding and were happy we finally knew what the problem was all along! I had surgery on May 20th to unblock my tubes. Additionally, mild endometreosis and scar tissue found during surgery was removed as well. The surgery was a complete success and we moved instantly into our 4th treatment. I started all the lovely fertility drugs last Tuesday. My scan is June 1 to see how many follies I have and my IUI should be this Friday, which falls on my hubby's birthday. My Dr. feels 95% confident that I will conceive within the next 1-3 cycles. We're hoping this one will be it of course! Please keep us in your prayers? I'll keep you posted on tests results!

Amongst all of this, we've had work, school and church. Down time consists of laundry and yard work. So, there hasn't been anytime for blogging. I have hopped on a time or two to read so I wouldn't totally be lost when I was able to rejoin the "family".

On the weight loss front, I feel off the bandwagon for several, several weeks through all this stress. I pretty much gained/lossed the same 4 lbs. for almost 2 months and haven't been to the gym since either. I finally got my head back in the game the day of surgery, and did the 5-day pouch. It seemed to be just what I needed. It really does work on cutting out those bad habits. As of yesterday's weigh-in I am 194.4. I'm in a size 12/14 and plan on hitting the gym tomorrow! (They closed early today). I'm so close to reaching so many personal goals - I can't stand it! The excitement pushes me through each day. I'm back to journaling my meals, pre-planning and preparing. Not eating out except one "treat" meal a week. I feel fabulous and am so happy I'm back!

NSV: I have fit into the 2 pairs of jeans I've saved since the year after I met my husband! I swore to myself I would fit into them again someday. Also, I fit into a pair of size 14s at American Eagle! I'm totally out of Lane Bryant! This is such a HUGE, HUGE victory for me!

I leave you with a few Summer 2010/Summer 2011 progress pics. It will take me several days to catch up!

Comparison - May 2010/May 2011
(Pardon the horrid before picture. Sad thing, when I was at the beach, I felt cute. BARF!)

Monday, April 11, 2011

& breathe.

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind, so much so I can't even sit and gather thoughts of what to write.

Work, Church, Fertility Treatments and our 10th Wedding Anniversary, top the list.

If you would like to follow our fertility journey, you can here.

I have so much catching up to do and will as soon as I can. I hope everyone is doing great and reaching their goals!

For now, I'll leave you with pictures of our wedding day and a few from our 10th year weekend!

Twelve years ago, he swept me off my feet. We married April 7, 2001; the happiest day of my life.
I love you, Jamie Ray! ♥

Celebrating 10 years in the mountains. [poor guy was so sick :( ]

Week 5 Challenge Results

Here it is ladies, Week 5 results:
Our biggest looser this week was Stephanie at She lost 4.6 lbs and 2.2% this week! Awesome girl! 
As a group we are up to a total of 216.7 lbs!
Keep up the GREAT work!!!!

Week 4 Challenge Results

Here it is ladies, Week 4 results:
Our biggest looser this week was Jen at She lost 5.5 lbs and 3.0% this week! Awesome girl! [sorry I'm running so far behind!!!!]
As a group we are up to a total of 179.8 lbs!
Keep up the GREAT work!!!!

I'm a looser.

& not in on the scales but as a blogger and host of the weight loss challenge. I'm an HR Director for a government entity and with the impending shut-down last week, my world was crazy. Almost 90% of my workforce was threatened with a Furlough, so I barely had time to breath.

So, so sorry!

I am about to post last weeks results and will post this weeks results shortly after.

Missed everyone!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-in

Starting weight: 258.8

Last weeks weigh-in: 205.1
This weeks weigh-in: 198.3
Total loss: 60.5

Our Fertility Journey

I imported my fertility blog over to this account, if you would like to follow to take a peek into our journey. To visit, go here.

Happy news....we are officially proceeding with our 4th treatment!!! I started Provera today to induce a cycle so we could begin.

Stop by and see where we're at! If you share a similar journey, let me know!