Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The New News

So, as you all know I started with Advocare in October of 2014 and did a 24 Day Challenge at the very beginning. Well, before I started using Advocare products I was 263 lbs (cringe!), I lost 20 lbs on my first challenge and since then I have gone down to 219 (most days), I got really excited on Saturday when I stepped on the scale and it said 216.4, but then it immediately went back up to 219 the very next day, so it must have just been a fluke. But anyway, that brings my total weight loss to 44 lbs!!! OH YEAH! GO ME!! I am totally doing the happy dance right now. I will even take a picture for posterity's sake... (runs to the bathroom at work to snap a quick photo). Ok now don't get super excited, the bathroom here is gross and the lighting is terrible, I still think I look good!

I have yet to purchase new pants after the weight loss, I fully intend on getting all the way down to 175 before I do. So for now I look like a frumpy old lady with a saggy ass in my much too big for me pants. I can't even tell you how many people stop me and tell me that I look great.... It's a lot. Total confidence booster in and of itself. I am still using most of the same products as before. Spark, Catalyst, Omegaplex, and Meal Replacement Shakes. I have added a couple more items in for myself and a couple for Brennan and Michael as well. 

Brennan's new favorite thing is the Purple Champs:

It's a DHA supplement chew. They are super tasty and Brennan walks over to the cabinet every day points and says "purple". How can you not give in to that? So stinkin' cute. The DHA helps support normal brain, eye, and nervous system development. 

My other favorite items I have added to our ever expanding list of goodness are the bars:

I pack a couple of these with me every day so I have food options on the go. I usually have a AdvoBar for lunch, and a DB9 bar for snack. They are so so good. Brennan and Michael love the DB9 bars.

My husband also takes Rehydrate with him to work everyday. Its an electrolyte replacement drink and is great for working outside all day in the hot Texas weather. I drink one after/during workouts or while we are out working in the yard. So yummy!

So These are my families favorite goodies AdvoCare goodies. Has anyone tried these?


Monday, April 27, 2015

A Long Time Coming...

So, I know it has been quite a while since my last post, but hey, life happens right? The holidays were insane, as usual. Family flew in from out of town, Brennan's first birthday was smashed in there somewhere. I had major "ish" go down at work and at home and I am trying to pick up the pieces. So I figured I would get on here and bug y'all a little bit.

***Warning*** Emotional stuff below!!

The main reason for my not being around over the past few months was due to the fact that I suffered a miscarriage. It was hard. I didn't even know I was pregnant until I went to the doctor due to some abnormal bleeding and got slapped in the face with the news. At first I was totally fine. Then about 3 days later it hit me hard. Before I lost all this weight I had serious fertility issues and I was told that I would never be able to have children without medical interventions. So Michael and I took the necessary steps to conceive Brennan. I never even thought that I could get pregnant on my own. So the thought that I had conceived a child without my even knowing it was unfathomable to me. Then to have lost it without knowing it existed was even harder to come to terms with. On Feb 3rd 2015 I lost my baby at 8 weeks and 3 days gestation. It has taken me a while to not cry every time I think about it. I know that I am not alone in what has happened to me, but I still feel like an island. I didn't reach out to friends or family, I only told my husband. I couldn't deal with the "I'm so sorry for your loss", and the "everything happens for a reason", and the "It will happen when it's meant to". So I kept it a secret. I hid the hurt from my husband, the disappointment on his face when I told him was enough to make me never want to mention it again. We arn't ready for another baby, hell, we can't afford another baby, but it still hurts immensely.

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Here is to hoping I continue to heal from this and get back on track with my life. I promise my next port will be much more lighthearted and hopefully entertaining. 

Much Love!