Thursday, January 3, 2013


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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What a Year!

It is amazing how things can change over a year!  Almost 1 year ago is when my herniated disk took me out!  Yes, I said took me out!  The whole month of March I was flat out on my back, I could barely go to the bathroom by myself.  I eventually found a doctor that was willing to help me instead of just give me narcotics.  I did about 5 months of physical therapy along with 2 epidural injections, which did help.  I still have pain, but I may the rest of my life.  I just keep trying to be active and stretch so it doesn't get locked up again.

In November of last year I was told I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  I wasn't sure what that meant or what to do about it.  I did some searching and found out my hormones are not working like they should.  Also, I am insulin resistant, meaning I am pre-diabetic.  Wow, pretty crazy stuff when I thought I was pretty healthy except for my thyroid issues.  My dr. started me on Metformin to help with the insulin levels and to help me ovulate to regulate my bleeding. 

Well, after being on Metformin for about 2 months I found out we were expecting number 4!  We were so excited!  I had my first OB appointment when I was about 9 weeks along.  After that first visit things didn't seem right to me.  I started having some spotting and bleeding.  A few days later that initial visit the dr. ordered an ultrasound to see what was going on, that was on a Friday.  As we got to the hospital, I was very nervous.  Having twins I have had many ultrasounds and when they started I told my husband it doesn't look right.  They sent me home with no answers, but we stopped over at the OB clinic.  The on-call dr. said he would check my results and call me.  Within an hour he called saying the baby looked to only be about 7 weeks and they couldn't find a heart beat.  So he orded me labs to check my quant. hcg levels.  If they go up that is a good sign he said!  So my levels on Friday were 15,000 and then on Sunday 18,000.  So we thought that everything was going to be ok, but on Monday I started bleeding again.  Tuesday I had another quant hcg test and ultrasound and my numbers were back down to 15,000 and they confirmed there was no heart beat.  We had lost the baby! 

All I remember when they told us in the ultrasound room was overwhelming saddness for this little baby I will never meet here on earth.  I started crying and shaking!  I know that God is in control of everything and that He will not give me anything I can not handle.  We decided to have the D/S the next day.

The first few days I cried alot and hugged my kids over and over!  I don't know why this happened, but I do know that someday I will get to hold my little Angel baby in heaven!  Since this happened I have realized that my PCOS condition can eventually lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  I gained about 30 pounds last year when I was eating very strict.  Gaining weight is a side efffect of PCOS and losing weight is extremely difficult. 

I believe that everything happens for a reason.  Why this happened to me, I don't know for sure.  But I do know that this tiny baby I have yet to meet may have saved my life.  I have rejoined Weight Watchers and have been active most days to help me regain my health.  I know that if I want to be able to be here for the children I have now, I MUST do something to change.  I see my dr. tomorrow to discuss what to do next.  I am hoping to find a good endocrinologist too. 

If you have suffered the same loss, I know the feeling of loss you have.  I encourage you to stay close to God during those times.  He is holding your right hand through it all! 

I kept praying that God would bless us with a healthy baby, but sometime are blessing come in a different form.  I keep thinking of this song!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Just for those Tiny Ones! Today ONLY 10% Off

As many of you know, I have been battling with back pain for a few months now.  My last doctor believes the herniated disk is healing itself and it could take upto 5 years to fully heal!  YIKES!  I did have an epidural injection about 10 days ago and have been doing physical therapy 2 days a week.  I have to say my pain has not changed much.  Most days I am at a pain level of a 7 or 8 our of 10.  I know, not very good! 

It is hard for me to know be working out!  For now all I can do is minor walks and my PT!  I will say that what has helped me is finding something to keep my mind off of what I can't do for me and focus on what I can do for others! 

I have started knitting about a month ago....and I LOVE it!  Here is my latest!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Flower Baby Beanie

Most of you know that I have been having terrible back issues for the past few months.  I am currently pretty much on bed rest...I can't do much of anything!  I am hoping to get an appointment over in Seattle area soon!

So, to pass the time I have learned how to knit!  Here is my first creation!

I will be updating on my KuddleBugz Threadz blog with more new items! 
Also, I will be adding items to my Etsy shop soon!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Amazing Recipes!

So, you are ready to make the switch to the "eat to live" group!  Congrats and welcome!  First I want to say that if you plan & prepare your foods/menu ahead of time it will help you tremendously!  I have found several great sites to find amazing recipes.  One that I would like to share will all of you is Recipes for Gals in Figure and Bodybuilding  Jenny has so many amazing recipes on there that I could spend all day checking out new foods.  My kids love all of the recipes that I have tried (my husband too)!  What I love most about Jenny is that she is so supportive and willing to help you out!  Thanks! 

Do You Live to Eat or Eat to Live?

I think as American's most would say they "live to eat"!  I would would have to say that a few years ago I was in that category as well.  Now I am not saying that everyday I make only choices that are in the "eat to live" category, but those that are not are very few and far in between. 

When I was driving home from the gym the other day I started thinking about this topic.  It amazes me how many people are "cardio bunnies" at the gym hoping to drop a few pounds but they are still in the "live to eat" group.   Or how about the ones lifting hard tearing down their muscle fibers, but not repairing then with proper food & nutrition.  When we exercise we are tearing out bodies down, we need to be repairing it in order to receive the full benefits of our hard work.  We wouldn't let our kids get hurt and not nurture and tend to the injury, so why do we do it to our bodies. 

I think for many people it is lack of understanding how importance of proper food & nurtition is for our bodies.  We live in a society that frowns upon those who "eat to live" because we are different.  Eating out, social gatherings, "treats" are all different for us.  At first, it was hard for me to be in this new category, but you know what....I am the one who is winning here!  I am not only taking care of myself today, but in 5, 10, 15 years my body will still like me for the foods I ate today.  Unlike most American's...their bodies turn on them because they have only poured garbage into them.  Or just neglected to give proper nutrients when needed most! 

My kids, twins that are almost 5 & my son is almost 3, have never been to McDonald's.  In fact, I think they have only eaten fast food maybe a handful of times.  I am not say this to say we are better parents, but rather I want other parents to be aware of what they are doing to their kids.  Would you had them a loaded gun, or let them eat rat poison?  I hope not!  But when you let them put junk in their bodies you are handing them the gun, sooner or later it will go off! 

This is a subject that I am very passionate about!  I have found that with my herniated disk, eating properly is making a huge difference in recovery. 

My challenge for you is to join me in the "Eat to Live" group!  I promise you will feel so much better & have far less medical complications later in life.