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Being healthy does pay off!

Hey everyone! I'm so excited about the progress we've made in our house. Bryan and I have both lost over 10 lbs now. I am 3 lbs away from hitting my first mini goal. I learned a long time ago it's easier for me to set a small goal and hit it and then set a new goal. I do have my main goal in mind, but it's nice to hit those mini goals. It's hard to believe how much better I have been feeling lately. The amount of energy I have is fantastic! I caught myself starting to skip down the hallway at work the other day. At my moms last night she said I look a lot better. Not that I looked bad but just getting my blood sugar under control has helped my complexion. Plus I am not nearly as swollen as I have been in the past. I really couldn't be doing this without a strong support unit behind me. I feel so blessed to have family that is so supportive of my decision to live a healthy life. When I first started I asked Bryan to please work on it with me, and he has gon

Listening to Your Body

Let's talk about listening to your body. I've been tested a few times throughout my 20's for diabetes because I had Gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy plus it runs in our family. Each time the numbers came back great. There was no reason to think I was struggling with my blood sugar. 8 months ago, I walked into my doctors office with complaints of dry skin and being itchy. At first she was going to treat me for psoriasis. As we were getting ready to finish up I jumped up and said, "OH YEAH! Before I forget the skin on the back of my neck seems to be darker than the rest." She looks at it and said, "You're not leaving without a blood test, this is a sign of diabetes." So as it turns out my sure sign of eating something that spiked my blood sugar is my skin itching.  The last week I have been watching what I eat and limiting my carb/sugar intake. I even passed up a bunch of candy that was being handed out. I've felt great with litt

Yes I can!

In 2014, I worked really hard to lose weight and finally got down to my lowest weight. I maintained that for awhile until I hurt my ankle and things started getting stressful at work. I found comfort in the food I ate and felt instant gratification. Needless to say, due to my unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise brings me to my highest weight. About 8 months ago I found out I was prediabetic, and I tried so hard at first to get the weight off and nothing worked. Eventually, I gave up and reverted back to old habits. I remember looking at photos of when I was smaller and feeling down about myself. Honestly, I was just being plain negative... Today that ends, I am no longer going to look in the mirror and feel sorry for myself. I'm going to change, and I know I can do it. I had someone remind me today that instead of looking at those old pictures of myself and feeling bad I should see that it is something that I can and will do. I've done it once, and I'll do it a

Wow, what a month!!!!

It's been over a month since my last blog. There has been so many wonderful things going on. I couldn't be more happier. What better time to write another blog, right? So for those of you who don't know I got married on August 12th. It was a beautiful ceremony and amazing reception. We had a lot of friends and family come in from out of town and tried to spend as much time with them as we could. I feel so blessed with the support and help we received the 11th and 12th. One of my bright ideas for wedding decor was to buy my own chair covers and table clothes. It was cheaper than renting and then I can sell them back after the wedding. Not to bad of a deal... That was until we got to the venue on Friday. We had like 8-10 people all there helping us iron all the fabric. We had 14 round table clothes, 6 rectangular table clothes, 128 chair covers and 128 chair sashes. Needless to say it ended up being a timely ordeal. I am so thankful for all of the friends and family that

Turning 30

Wow! Has it really been 30 years since I was born? I'm sure to my mother it feels like just yesterday still. I've decided what I really want to do is start a blog and really stick to it. Let's see what this blog looks like by next year. Hopefully, it's not like my last one, and I drop off the face of the earth. 😉 Speaking of my last post... I've still been trying to eat healthier, and I've been going to the gym about once a week. I feel a difference, and it helped me be able to get the top part of the dress tied all the way. That means no alterations for me!!! I've realized that it's really hard to find food without sugar/carbs, so I feel kind of lost in this world of prediabetes. I'm supposed to eat more protein but as I often joke with Bryan I think I might need to be a vegetarian. I couldn't care less about meat. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy a nice steak but let's face it... It's nearly impossible to make a delicious steak at