Friday, January 21, 2011

I tried... and more on the pregnancy

So I still have no idea how to display the award I got. I did copy off dietchiconamission's page to get the information for the award. So I think I did the first part above. Now, 7 things about myself...
  • Post and link back to the person who awarded you this award
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers (or as many as you can)
  • Contact the bloggers and tell them they won! 
1. I have an obsession with any show having to do with Jersey, awful, I know.
2. I'm having my first baby in September.
3. I have 8 aunts and uncles, all with kids, and I think I am the only one in my family to get a Master's degree. Only a could of them went to college.
4. I secretly wish I could own my own coffee shop. I worked in one in college and loved it.
5. I have PCOS and was able to lose 85 pounds (from my heaviest) (need to lose about 20 more)
6. I never leave home without my Nalgene bottle.
I don't think I can come up with 15 bloggers.... 
 I don't know who else, I'm new to blogging, I only have 2 followers.... it's hard to do!

Other then that it has been a great week. Only 2 days of school. Monday was a holiday and Tuesday and today were snow days. I went to the gym twice, I need to get better at that!!

I have my first ultrasound on Tuesday!!!! They are doing it early because of the PCOS to see how I am doing. I was supposed to have a flu shot today but because of the snow storm I had to cancel it. The other night I went to bed a 8!! I never go to bed that early but pregnancy is taking a toll on me. I tell husband it's not my fault I'm so tired, it's because I'm creating a child, he laughs. The hardest part has been....well... it may be TMI... but... I am having problems... you know... bathroom... you understand, right? I switched to a no iron vitamin, I've done milk and magnesia, colace, fiber. NOTHING WORKS!!!! I think this is what was causing me severe cramping last week. This week is better but I still get uncomfortable cramps. Some foods that I would normally eat sound awful too. Last night I was driving home, thinking about the steak tips that were defrosting on the counter only to find out that the dog ate them. I was not happy, I think I teared up over it. Pathetic, I know. I think this is going to be a fun 9 months!!! HA HA! Poor Husband.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I got an award!

I have no idea how to display it but I was given one :) I'll look into it...
I haven't written all week because I didn't know what to write about, even though there were thousands of thoughts running through my head. I am pregnant. 5 weeks. It still feels like it's not real, even after the blood test that I had on Thursday. I think knowing I have PCOS and since I was given Clomid I just never thought that I could get pregnant on my first round of it, we are so lucky! I want to tell everyone! But I can't, we are at a high risk of miscarriage so we are only telling close family and very close friends. I've been tired earlier then usual and I've have some pretty painful cramps but I looked it up online and the cramps seems to be normal (as scary as it sounds) so it seems things are ok. My doctor is monitoring my HCG levels until they are at 6500 and then he is going to to an ultrasound so I'm happy about that. On Thursday it was 491 and I go in again on Wednesday. We'll see what happens. We told my in-laws today, it was great. We went to lunch and I got there early and the hostess snuck a card I had made into the menu and my mother-in-law got to open it. She read it, then said "you're pregnant?" put her hands on her face like she was in home alone and began to cry. It was great. Telling people is fun! We will wait to tell  most people until I'm 12 weeks. It's exciting.
Also this week, I finally got new sneakers. They were the Ryka ones, I just was trying them on for the hell of it and they ended up being the most comfortable sneakers I have ever owned, plus I had a $10 off coupon for the store, even better. I love them.

More to come on the pregnancy soon!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

i'm bad a secrets...

I hate keeping secrets, I really want to tell people exciting news when I have it, but right now I can't. So I won't here either. But if you figure it out...'s not my fault. I just know that it's bad luck to share certain information before a certain time. Well, let's just say that the acupuncture and the clomid did it's job. I took a certain test yesterday and today and well... I passed!!! So it has been a great weekend. I still have to go to work tomorrow, meh. But how could I be in a bad mood? I'm still going to be eating healthy, I don't want to gain too much weight. And I plan to go the the gym still. I'm not sure how much I should be doing so until I know I'll walk on the treadmill. I am super excited!
Other then that my weekend was pretty good. Yesterday I attempted to get new sneakers but didn't. I really liked the Nike Free sneakers but they were $85 and I had a hard time spending that on myself, especially with $40-$50 sneakers there. So I still need to go out again this week and get some new ones.  I also went to New York and Company and got a winter coat, sunglasses, a t-shirt, leggings, and a cardigan all for $51!!! I was super happy about that. Today Husband ran some errands with me, we had lunch, and then went grocery shopping.
If this darn headache would go away it would be a perfect weekend!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I don't think many people expect a teacher to say that but I really do lately. Being afraid of your boss's mood swings or people you work with who argue or don't listen. And how am I supposed to have a good day when I'm aggravated by 7:45? By the time the kids come in I'm ready to scream. And the kids, they NEVER STOP TALKING!!!!!!!! This is a very tough group I have this year and the moral at school doesn't help.
I read an article that was at my school and it talked about how much things have changed and what kids get away with now that was unacceptable decades ago, and it is true! Quiet Down has to be said every 3 minutes in my math class, and I'm the strict teacher!!! It just makes me want to scream!!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday I didn't even want to talk to my husband because my voice was so warn down from work.
All day I have debated taking a sick day tomorrow. I feel guilty because I just got back from vacation, but then I think about how I wasn't home for 90% of it. Then I think about how I could use my day off to get some new sneakers that I desperately need so I can try to start running again. Husband reminded me that in 2 days I will have 2 days off. 2 DAYS IS TOO FAR AWAY!!! And it would be nice to sleep in, watch Ellen, have coffee and then do some shopping. Shopping isn't easy for me, it's a 45 minute drive to the mall.
I don't know.... we'll see what happens in the morning...
I had my 5th acupuncture appointment today as well as blood work to see if the clomid made me ovulate. I don't know anything yet but I'll post when I do!!
The job stress has made me tired and lazy so there has been no gym (even though I know it would help the stress) but I have been eating healthier the past few days. I've stayed on plan for 3 days and I only gained less then 2 pounds over vacation which I think is good considering the traveling and cake :)
Hopefully I'll be in a better mood next time I write!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

one more day of vacation

Christmas and New Years are over and I am OK with it. Christmas this year was my least favorite. We went to my brother in-laws house to meet our new nephew but it wasn't very welcoming. I realized how much I enjoy the comfort of my own home and being able to see my family on Christmas. It's all about compromise though and the hubby is very good at sharing other Holidays so I feel like I need to give him Christmas. Usually we go to his parents and I feel comfortable there so it's not bad at all, being on Ohio was tough.
So Christmas and New Years were just OK. I definitely ate way too much junk and the healthy eating and gym start again tomorrow. I haven't been on the scale at all and I'm afraid to! I'll check tomorrow morning and see what kind of damage I've done.  Tomorrow I think I'm going to go and get some new sneakers. I say think because I've been super tired the past few days and I've had no motivation to do anything so I'll see. I'd rather go to the gym with my old sneakers then go shopping and not go a workout in.
And tomorrow will be my last day of vacation :( I feel like I've been a little down the past couple of days and I'm wondering if that is why. I'm really really really dreading going to work. I loved having the past week off. It's another 8 weeks until my next vacation (and my 30th b-day)
I was thinking about posting New Years resolutions and I thought about it and decided that I don't want to resolve to do anything but I will continue to eat healthy and try harder to get the gym consistently. For now I'm enjoying my last night of vacation with bad TV and my pup!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

horrible no good very bad day

I am very cranky tonight. I can't go to the gym because my knee is in pain from running. The fact that I can't run is really bumming me out because I was just starting to really enjoy it and now I'm not sure I'll be able to do it. I couldn't go to my Thursday night class cause I knew it would only aggravate my knee more...AHHHH.
Tomorrow at work we are doing a cookie swap. I just baked chocolate chip pumpkin cookies and they kinda came out blah. Husband agreed. He told me to put glaze on them and then it would eat it. They seems like they came out a little cakey. I followed the recipe though!!!! Baking just isn't my thing I think. Now I'm thinking do I bake 3 dozen more or do I bring the crappy cookies to the swap?  AHHHHHH again.
I haven't tracked today, I ate chocolate chips with out measuring and got frustrated and gave up. It's a horrible no good very bad day.
I did start the clomid yesterday as well as have my 2nd acupuncture appointment. Things are going as planned on that part.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better, I'm all ready worried about the weekend though and eating. I have girls night tomorrow, we are going out to dinner so I can be good there, I'll probably just get a salad. Then on Saturday we have a Christmas party to go to (lots of food) and then my dads for dinner on Sunday (usually not healthy food.) It's going to be a difficult weekend but I'm going to track tomorrow and try to have a good day!
If anyone has any good 2 point snacks for WW please let me know, I am having a hard time finding them on the new plan.
thanks :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

the good and the bad

I'll start with the good, it's longer. I ran for 20 minutes yesterday. I was so happy with myself. I was shooting for 17 but I was feeling good so I kept going. The last minute was tough but I was able to push myself through it. My knee was hurting a little after because I forgot my brace, I'm hoping my knee doesn't get too bad, I'm really starting to like running, I feel so great after.
Another good thing is that either the acupuncture worked or it was an incredible coincidence. I'm not sure which and I don't care because I can finally start the Clomid on Wednesday (I was told day 5 of my cycle.) So I'm super happy about that!!! I got the prescription 2 months ago so I'm really happy I can finally start it.
Yesterday I made my Christmas presents for my work friends (brownies in a jar that they bake themselves) and that was about it before the party. Today I will wrap my presents. Not much going on, it's a little icy out so I'm going to wait a bit before I go grocery shopping.

My only bad is the amount of junk I ate last night. I meant to take it easy but I over did it with the wine which made me eat more! We had a work Yankee swap last night and everyone brought food and a regift item. The food was delicious! I was really planning on being good but it didn't happen. I'm trying not to get too mad at myself but I didn't get on the scale this morning on purpose, I'm worried but if I get on and it is a lot higher I'll have an awful day. I know some of you are thinking, "hey it was one night, no biggie," and I try to think that way but I also have to be realistic and know my body doesn't do well with even just one night. So I didn't track yesterday but my plan is to just pick up where I left off today.
Overall it's been a great weekend!