Thursday, January 31, 2013

Week 2

Today was weigh in day!

Today I am at 259.6, which is a loss of 2.2 pounds (and 10 lbs total since Jan.1!)! I feel like I am on a roll, and starting to actually feel motivated about this. It has taken me 2 weeks, but I am getting there.

I also started reading a book about PCOS that helps with dieting and meal planning. I am going to start this on Saturday, so hopefully it helps even more.

Thanks to everyone who has been supportive, and to all the people who have been making me exercise!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Favorite Recipe of the Week

Since being diagnosed with PCOS (read here), Steve and I have really been trying out new recipes. Our grocery lists have dramatically changed! I thought it might be fun to share our favorite healthy recipe from each week. It also helps me to have the recipes here, incase I need them again!

This week, Steve made cabbage enchiladas. I was skeptical, but not anymore. They are SO yummy. They have the right amount of crunch, and without tortillas, you can actually taste the goodness inside. You can find the recipe, here! Enjoy!

Friday, January 25, 2013


I'm linking up with Life Rearranged.

InstaFriday is when people blog about their week using pictures from their Instagram feed.

I need to be better about using my instagram, but here we go!

 It was my husband's birthday this past weekend. I threw him an Oregon Ducks party. EVERYTHING was green and yellow. I felt pretty accomplished!

I LOVE having people over. A full house makes my heart full.

The Bachelor started recently!! I love spending my Monday nights with awesome ladies. we do brackets and everything, trying to guess who will get a rose that night. I's awesome. And yes those are pictures of the women, on ho-hos... :)

Our Faith Community served on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by cleaning up a local and historical cemetery in Santa Cruz. We have done this a few times, and it is always awesome! This time, my handsome husband was interviewed for the news, and made it on the front page of the paper. :)

No caption needed. :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A New Lifestyle

I'm back in the blogging world, and I'm committed to doing it at least once a week! Since my last post, I got engaged, married and became an assistant principal! Whew!

What brings me back, you ask? I recently received some news that requires me to change my life, in drastic ways.

Last Friday, Steve and I saw a doctor about some concerns. On that day, I was diagnosed with Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome. Instead of explaining everything, you can read up on it here. Here are the basics: PCOS causes an imbalance of insulin, which currently makes me pre-diabetic. It also makes it EVEN harder to lose weight (sigh). Most importantly, to me, it does cause infertility. I was an emotional wreck, when I heard this. Instead of letting it knock me down, I decided I was going to conquer PCOS.

So here I am, updating my blog, over a year later, to share this with you, and be open about my life changes. I have been eating well and exercising, over the last year, but have only gained weight. Now that I understand what is happening, I hope this will change.

Each week I'm going to post an update here. Plus, maybe some fun pictures, because it is more fun that way. In the meantime, I'm reading up to learn more about PCOS and how to defeat it.

Week 1:
Weigh in on 1/24: 261.8

Until next week!