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I met my husband about 6 years ago and we got pregnant about a year into our relationship. He is 4 now and such an amazing kid! We have been struggling to have a successful pregnancy for 2 years now, with 4 miscarriages all in the first tri-mester

What does it all mean??

TTC= trying to conceive

BBT= basal body temperature

HPT= home pregnancy test

OPK= ovulation predictor kit

BFP= big fat positive (what we want!)

BFN= big fat negative (what we loathe...)

What's been going on?

Dec 2004: Met Derek at a friends birthday dinner (and didn't like him lol!)

Feb 2006: Conceived Owen by surprise

Sept 22, 2006: Derek and I got married

Nov 6, 2006: Owen was born!

Nov 2008: Decide to TTC for #2

Jan 2009: Longest cycle ever, take HPT and got a BFP. Go to dr and find out we're mid miscarriage

May 2009: BFP!

June 2009: Go to DR for first OB appointment to find no heartbeat, off to hospital for D&C. Told to wait 3 months before TTC again

Dec 2009: BFP and one week later start bleeding, miscarriage #3

Jan 2010: Go in to see DR, check blood and all organs working well, and ovulating well.

April 2010: Another BFP. About a week later start bleeding again, miscarriage #4.

May 2010: Talk to my DR, has me wait 6 months before TTC again.

Sept 2010: Go to follow up with DR, has me start taking prenatal vitamins, baby asprin and progesterone 48 hours after ovulation (to take until my cycle starts, or reach 13 weeks in a pregnancy)

March 7th 2011: BFP!!!!! (over the next few days I ended up taking 4 tests to be for sure positive)

April 4th 2011: First OB appointment... saw lil baby on ultrasound and STRONG heartbeat of 175 bpm.

June 27th 2011: Second ultrasound, we're having a lil boy!

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

A great week!

I lost 5 pounds this week at weight watchers! I have been losing consistently, but only .4 or .2. I'm so excited! I'm finally at my pre-pregnancy weight. Now, this isn't where I want to be, but I'm glad to be here. I just tried on 5 pair of old jeans, and each one fit! It's been a long time since I've been able to put on a pair of pants and feel good. I'm down 14.6 from my WW start and down 15.8 from the very beginning of my journey. I'm also down 10 inches overall!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A little post from Hawaii

It's my last morning in Hawaii... very bittersweet.  I will miss Derek like crazy, but I have 2 sweet little men at home who I miss terribly.  It's hard to have your heart torn 2,500 miles apart.  I've had a lot of fun here, and I'm hoping that my exercising and conscious eating will pay off.  We will see tomorrow morning at Weight Watchers.  I don't have a scale here to give me an idea of how I've been doing... blind faith on my abilities is all.

On Thursday, when Derek went to work, I went to the gym here in the hotel.  The elliptical here sucks!!!! I busted out 60 minutes even though I hated every second of it. Friday morning, I woke up at ran 4.5 miles.  We didn't do too much walking that day, just to the mall for dinner.  On Saturday morning I rested up because we planned on hiking Diamond Head.  Once we got to Diamond Head, it was packed... we decided to hit up Koko Head (click to get a good blog of the hike we did).  It was intense to say the least.  And that afternoon/night we walked a ton! Derek's pedometer said we walked around 12 miles the whole day.  Sunday morning, I was tired... I opted out of a workout and decided to just relax.  Monday morning I was up and running... I ran 4.91 miles!  That is the farthest I've ran to date!  I'm excited... I'm just that much closer to a 10k.  Oh, and we walked a ton again lol.

So, this brings us to today... relaxing this morning until it's time to leave :( I'm really hoping for good numbers on the scale tomorrow and I'm hoping to be down 10 pounds from my WW start.  I've already lost 10.4 pounds and 11 inches since I started!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Slowly, but surely.

I'm down another 2.2, which puts my WW total to 7.2 pounds gone. No, it's not coming off as fast as I'd like, but it's coming off. I would like to close my eyes and have it all be gone, that's not gonna happen though! I've made it to the gym consistently and have upped my cardio. I'm now doing 60 minutes on the elliptical, and 45 of running (alternating days of cours). My mom and sister both have said they can see me getting slimmer already, which is great to know that when the scale barely budges, I'm still losing inches. In fact, I'm now down 7.75 inches! I love that! 3 inches from just my waist... I have had a little set bak though. As a reward for Owen being good, I took him to The Rock for lunch. I should've known better than to eat their pizza, but I did it anyways. So, this morning I woke up to go to the gym, and I was up 2.9 pounds!!! Not happy at all. After my work out, I had dropped .8 of that, but now I feel like I'm back peddling. NO MORE ROCK PIZZA!!! It's like it's made of lead or something...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Up with the birds

This week I lost another 1.4 pounds, putting my Weight Watchers total to 5 pounds! 5.9 from when I started 5 weeks ago. Yes I wish it were more, but I had a few snafoos along the way. I have really committed myself to the program and working out. My buns have been at the gym at 5:30 4 days a week! This time is working out because I don't have to worry about a babysitter, since everyone is still asleep. Even though, I'm NOT a morning person, I've decided to get up even earlier and get to the gym at 5 am. This is so I can get an hour of cardio in with my workouts. My body is so used to the typical 30 minutes weight training and 30 minutes of cardio. I didn't get much sleep Monday night and didn't get to the gym Tuesday morning, so I went Tuesday night... At 9:30. I got 55 minutes on the elliptical, which I don't think I've ever done. And this morning (running day!) I set my iPod to 45 minutes. I can't believe I did it... It's just been so long since I've ran regularly and I did it! 4.5 miles :) I'm going to have to get to bed even earlier cause I'm beat!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Up to date

Well, I've officially sucked at doing this weight loss update lol. I am still only down 5.8 pounds, but I switched things up a bit, and Derek being home for a week really screwed me up. I rejoined weight watchers and have being doing great on it. I lost 3.6 pounds last week! I have to keep reminding myself that this will not happen overnight and I need to work hard for it.

As for the gym. I have started going at 5:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday's I have my Weight Watchers meeting. The weekends are kinda up in the air as to when and if I go. I worked the JBF sale last weekend and this weekend is Easter. When I went down to Orting to pick up my boys, I ran. It felt so good to not be on a treadmill! Gorgeous weather and scenery. I did my 5k in about 29:30... Pretty good if I do say so. I've got the itch to get back in shape and I'm not going to let anything stop me.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

week #1

Weight: 187.6 (down 5.8 pounds)
Measurements: Lost 1" in arms, thigh, and waist for 3" total loss!

I was down 7 pounds Friday, until I ate pizza at the Rock for dinner. I thought I might gain a pound... nope! 3.2 pounds for some pizza. NEVER again! It frustrated the heck out of me, but at the same time it showed me that I can't just "cheat" while I'm trying to lose.

I joined a gym and met with a personal trainer. She's really confident that I can lose the weight I want to lose in a fairly short amount of time. I meet again with her on Tuesday for a workout session... I am still hurting from our "meeting" on Thursday! haha! I made it to the gym 3 days and did yoga at home 2 days this week. Yesterday I was bound and determined to run. I put my treadmill at 5.0 and ran for 30 minutes straight. I didn't run as far as I used to run in a 30 minute time frame, but I'm starting from scratch again. I am planning on a 5k in May or June and I'm hoping to beat my best timed race of 29.46 .

I can do this!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

a different journey

On this blog I've documented our journey to get pregnant and have a healthy baby. I feel so amazingly blessed to have my little man now. For everything that we went through to get him, I'm a better person. Now, though that I have this little miracle... I have some weight to lose. Wait... a lot of weight to lose!

A few of my friends have dropped a significant amount of weight and have inspired me to get my flabby buns in gear. I'm joining a gym, cutting the carbs and really going to bust my rear to be a better me.

In July 2009, I got to a good goal weight with Weight Watchers. It took me 8 months to lose 30 pounds. I'm hoping to not take that long again, considering I have 40+ pounds to lose to get where I want. Nothing against WW, but I'm doing a low carbohydrate diet this time. I've done it before and I lost about 45 pounds in about 4ish months and I kept if off until I got pregnant with my oldest. Seems like the best idea to me. So, I'm on here hoping for some accountability, tips and encouragement.

Starting weight: 193.4
Goal: 145 (what my drivers license says!)