Changing for the better!! <3

19 Jul

When I went to my last obgyn appointment, I was diagnosed with PCOS. Basically, my ovaries don’t work like they should. After a lot of research on it, I found out that weight issues were very common with this diagnosis and I used it as a crutch and making excuses for myself. I have stayed at my weight since the new year. I couldn’t lose weight, but I wasn’t gaining weight either so I was okay or so I kept telling myself.

The end of June/beginning of July for about 3 weeks, I was sick with a nasty virus- I was resting as much as I could an I lost my voice – I was just plain miserable. The worst part is, I gained 5 pounds. I wanted to just sit and cry and those who follow my blog know that I’ve always struggled with weight issues.

Being overweight has affected so much of me that I didn’t know: my marriage, work, friends etc. I felt guilty gaining weight after I got married, I never wanted to go anywhere nice because my clothes didn’t fit and I was in denial so I didn’t buy anything new :/

I would sit down and think that I didn’t want to do Christmas stuff this year because pictures are always horrible, or goto my 5 year reunion next year because I didn’t want to face people and have to feel like everyone was staring at me. I just had a super negative attitude towards life.

Enter Advocare:

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It’s seriously changing my life in ways I didn’t know it could! I’m on day 11 of the 24 day challenge, and I have so much more energy and I’m overall a happier person!

I’ve lost 7 lbs and 9.5 inches so far and I’m doing it the healthy way! I’m changing my outlook on everything- it’s not a diet but a new way of life! I’m eating healthier and exercising!

I have energy to do all my wifey chores and to go out with friends!

The best part about Advocare? I have an amazing support system! I’ve made new life long friends and I love how there are coaches that coach you through everything and who help you stay motivated!

I know I have a lot more to lose, but I’m excited for this journey and to learn exactly how much I’ve been missing out on!

I have about 45 more pounds that I would like to lose, but when I do lose that, I’ll be smaller than I was freshman year of highschool! Say whaaaaa?!?! Even so though, I’d still weigh more than Ryan seeing as how he weighs 120 -_-

 

I actually had motivation to spend time  with my hubs and puppy last night! Woop woop! Super adorable!! <3

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Sooo onto a new subject! haha

My best friends wedding took place at the end of June! I was sick and couldn’t talk on her wedding day, but she was BEAUTIFUL!

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It was just an amazing weekend! Since the wedding was in Dallas and Katie, my neighbor, was also a bridesmaid, we rode together and were able to talk alot! It was super nice and the best part is, we got to talk about Joey. For those that don’t know, that’s her brother who passed away last year. Even though we didn’t hang out much as we got older, he was still one of my oldest friends. I cried and laughed and was able to just…miss and remember him.

The bachelorette party was a success! Katie wasn’t old enough and I had a session, so we didn’t goto Billybobs with everyone else, but we did goto the sleepover! It was super fun and I made new friends and Steph got lots of gifts ;) haha

 

 

 

 

 

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Lots of lingerie…haha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a super fun time!

Saturday was the wedding! We showed up at 9 for breakfast, yoga and worship music! It was a great way to start the day!

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Then we took 4 hours for everyone to get ready!! HAHAHAHAHA

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So for the actual wedding, like I said, I was sick as a dog. Coughing up a storm and the spotlights were a killer and then the added bonus of 5 inch stilettos on a step! haha I made it though! I had cough drops in my hand but when I went to reach for them…THEY DROPPED on the floor! I tried to cough inconspicuously haha

When we were walking back down the aisle, my shoe came off pretty much! I had like one toe in! SO I clutched onto Mark (my escort) who was hilarious by the way, and told him what happened and he was like “I’ll walk slower” ! haha What a doll!

Then Mercury, my escort for the bridal party entrance into the reception hall was an absolute hoot! We were talking about how they paired us up since that wasn’t how they paired us up for the actual ceremony and I noticed how they put the asian and the black guy together so he was making fun of that and I seriously could not stop cracking up laughing which makes it even funnier when you don’t have a voice! It was a long awkward walk so at the end when we split our separate ways, he was like “let’s get our swag on”. Goodness, maybe you had to be there but it was funny at the time! haha

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So excited that my beautiful best friend is now married ;)

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My baby brother is half way through bootcamp and I just got his first letter out to him :/ Whoops! Bad sister :/ So excited to see him soon! I miss him more than words could say! So proud of him!

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