Saturday, July 29, 2017

Back at it again!!

Just like that title says! I'm back at it again! Losing weight, blogging, living a wonderful life. I have made a commitment to myself once again to lose weight! Here's my story of what has happened over the last year!

I gained quite a bit of my weight back after getting 'sick' summer on 2016. I wasn't feeling good, bloated, just lack of energy even though I was still trying to eat healthy. Was in and out of the doctors office. Several doctors. After blood work, ultrasounds and even biopsies. I found that I had 2 fibroid tumors the size of golf balls, in my uterus. Over 50% of women get these. Of those women 90% have no issues and some don't even realize they have them. I was the (un)lucky 10%. I was bleeding heavy, cramping, just having lots of issues functioning and not feeling well. 1 doctor gave me medicine and said this will stop the bleeding and then you'll be fine. 

After 2 months of the pills, I still wasn't feeling right. Even though the bleeding had stopped I was still cramping and just not feeling myself. I decided to go see a specialist in Seattle. She did another ultrasound and compared it to my one just 3 1/2 months before and my fibroids where now the size of tennis balls. She wanted to do surgery as soon as we could. A hysterectomy would get rid of all the issues. Leaving. My ovaries soiwouldnt haveany hormone issues but taking everything else. My fibroids here the uncommon ones that grew rapidly. I was already looking like I was 6 months pregnant. So surgery would have to be done as a c-section. We schedule surgery for December.

Surgery day came, I went in, got prepped, knew I would be there over night. Surgery was supposed to take 2 hours, it took 4 hours! Double the time! The next morning she told me what had happened. 

It had been 2 1/2 months since she saw my fibroids as tennis balls. When she got in there, my 2 fibroids were softball sizes AND I had 30-40 large pea size fibroids that had formed. She had to scoop all the fibroids out before she could even get the uterus out. My uterus was so enlarged my bladder had to be peeled off of it before she could take it out. She had to cut my uterus into quarters in order to get it all out. I was very fortunate to get this all taken care of in the time that I did.

Recovery was going to be 6-8 weeks before I could go back to work. But even a little longer before I fully felt like myself. Which she told me at that time that I needed to take my weight back because it was so hard to get inside my pelvic area! 

It had been 6 months since surgery (in June)-!: I was beginning to feel like myself. July 5th I started all Paleo back up. Back to my eating habits, clean eating, walking. All the things I have done before. Here I am, almost 4 weeks into taking my life back and I am already down 16 pounds! 

I've got this. I've rolled right back into the old way! It's like riding a bike! Can't wait to get back to where I was!  I will get there! 

Till next time!

Picture for 16-17 school year! Right before surgery!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ending day 3 DSD

I missed blogging yesterday. We had terrible things going on at home with broken pipes and moldy walls and such. Thankfully no big damage and we caught it quick and able to get it all taken care off.

Day 2 was great stuck with it. Today has been a pit slower. I feel like I'm dragging. I know after doing this a few times that day 2-5 is the bad days. So, also through it. I'm sure I'll start to feel better tomorrow! :)

No cheats, no hick ups or anything! It's been good so far. I'm enjoying some green mint tea this evening!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Day 1 of my 2015 21DSD

Success!!!! Yes! 

No cheats not even the urge! My mind was on all my food not on anything else! I must say I am very proud of myself! I drank 80 oz of water and stuck to my meals and snacks!! Woo hoo!

No headaches today, no real sugar cravings. I had a pretty awesome day! 

I had a wonderful dinner of spaghetti made with spaghetti squash. I do think I will be taking some for lunch tomorrow! As long as I stay on this track all will be great!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Starting off 2015 with a 21DSD

Tomorrow is the day!!! I'm going to start a 21 day sugar detox! I'm ready! I've let my Paleo slide style slide just enough that I'm ready to take control back. 

Today I have prepped, made soups, pulled meat out of the freezer and chopped veggies. I'm ready to conquer the 21 days, 1 week at a time, 1 day at a time, 1 meal at a time. 

This is the year that I'm going to finally hit my goal weight and goal size. I have clothes in my closet I have bought over the last couple of years that I have just been waiting to get into. So, now is the time.

I'm hoping that during this journey I will blog and post pictures showing my journey and how stressful and/or successful my 21 day journey is going to be! I have daily emails from the 21DSD site for motivation, tips, tricks and suggestions if I need them. Blogs and wise words from others that have gone through their journey on the 21 days! I have done this a handful of times before with success but have never blogged about it! 

Here's to a successful 21 days!!
Till next time...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pineapple chicken

I've been making this for a couple of years now and can't believe I haven't posted it! Would never have known I haven't shared it until someone asked me today for the recipe and I said 'oh it's on my Facebook page or my blog' guess what!?!? Well, it is now!

As you may all know by know, my recipes make a lot of servings because I'm always feeding 6-8 people and need left overs for lunch. So if you are only making for 2-4 either half the recipe of prepare to freeze it for later! :)

Pineapple -crockpot- chicken
3 (ish) pounds of boneless skinless chicken
1 pineapple slices to bite sizes
1/2 c honey
1-2 bell pepper
4 cloves garlic
Salt to taste

I slice, dice and measure everything up and then toss it all in the crockpot.
Set I to low and let it go for about 6-8 hours.
Hubby loves this over a bed of rice and I love it over quinoa! :)

If I feel a little spunky I will grate or dice finely a jalapeƱo and toss it in there too, just to give it a little kick! Super yummy and the kids love it! :)

Till next time!

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 17th, 2014

Coffee and banana this morning! Exhaustion is setting in! 

Strawberries and some granola for lunch

Dinner was just some cucumber salad!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

March 14th, 2014

Had a glass of orange juice and coffee for breakfast. Came into work and had a brownie and a piece of homemade caramel that someone made.

Lunch time was more coffee (I'm tired today!!) and a hard boiled egg. Also ate this awesome fudge brownie concoction.. I've been bad, but I will be better for the rest of the day!!! :)