Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thank You!

I'd like to say a quick thank you to everyone who stopped by, commented, and have started following my humble little blog.  I am so glad to have you along for the ride!

If at anytime you have questions you would like to ask, or topics you would like to see me post about, please feel free to drop me a line!

I'm in the midst of one of my long stretches at work.  I work every other weekend, so I work 7 days, off 2, work 3 days, off 2.  I get pretty tired right about this time, especially now that I've added 6 hours worth of classes every week.  I am still enjoying my class, though!

My first anniversary is coming up next month.  It falls on a Sunday, during a weekend that I have to work, so we're celebrating a week early, and going on a little winery tour.  Complete with a couple of nights in a nice-ish hotel.  I looked at B&Bs, but JP is a technojunkie, and has to have his high speed internet access.  It used to irritate me, but it's part of who he is, and I adore every inch of  him.  So much has happened over the last year that it seems like it has been a long time, but in others ways it has absolutely flown by.

I hope everyone is having a good week!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September ICLW!

Welcome ICLWers!

I'm not the most dedicated or knowledgeable blogger out there, so I don't have a nifty "about me" page or anything like that.  I'm Jamie, I'm 31, married to my best friend JP (37, no male factor).  Last year we went through 3 failed IUIs which came after approximately 4 years of no BC, and no periods.  While my RE never attributed my troubles to my weight, I'm a smart enough girl to know that it, and my PCOS, are the source of my problems.  In February I went for my initial consultation at the Bariatric Center and began changing my habits, and on July 20th of this year I had RNY Gastric Bypass surgery.  In total I have lost 106 pounds, but I still have many more to go.  My cycle still has not made an appearance, which scares the crap out of me.

Wow, talk about a TMI introduction!  We're all used to that by now, right?

It is advised that I wait 12 to 18 months after surgery to start trying again, which is what I plan to do (as if I might have any other choice).  Then I suspect it will be back to the RE.  In the meantime I try to concentrate on continuing to be as healthy as I can be.

I know a lot of people are curious about the surgery, my diet, and many other things that I can't think of at the moment.  Feel free to ask me questions!  I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I'm a Bad Blogger

I think I've pretty much come to terms with the fact that I am just not a very good blogger.  Maybe my life is just too boring to warrant frequent posts.

I've been weighing in every other day.  I stalled out for about a week after I hit 100 lost, but I've finally lost another 2/3 lbs.  I'm going through clothes sizes so quickly that I'm having a hard time keeping up.  I've been wearing a belt so that I'm not spending all kinds of money on new clothes, but I HATE wearing a belt.  They just aren't comfortable.  Pretty soon I'll need to do a purge of my closet, so I'm not tempted to wear clothes that just do not look flattering on me anymore.

I started my class last week.  I can't remember if I've blogged about it yet or not.  Several months ago I decided that if I hadn't had any luck finding a job closer to home by August, that I was going to enroll in a Phlebotomy course.  When I started college right out of high school, I wanted to go in to the medical field.  Initially, it was nursing, but it morphed in to medical technology or microbiology.  4 years of college at that age just didn't seem to be in the cards for me, so I never finished.  Learning Phlebotomy should get my foot in the door somewhere and lead to being able to work in a lab, which is what I've always wanted to do.  It's Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30, and the location is an hour away from both work, and home.  It ends in December, at which time I'll take a test to be nationally certified.  There always seem to be openings for Phlebotomists, so I don't think I will have any trouble finding a job closer to home.  I'm really enjoying it so far.

Things at my store have been going pretty well, participation and event-wise.  We're still in limbo with the former owner and the new owner. The former owner still lives on the 2nd floor, and has managed to get continuances on his eviction hearings.  In the meantime the new owner doesn't seem to want to talk about a lease, or repairs, or our future there, or anything at all.  It's very stressful and frustrating, so I do my best to not dwell on it.  Whatever will be, will be.

Life just keeps on trucking along.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

These Ladies Said It Best

I, like so many other people on the interwebs, am irritated by the current breast cancer "awareness" BS that's been going around. Rather than try to form my own words, I'm going to let Elphaba, Mo, and Mel tell you about it.

Thank you, ladies.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


I just did my Wii Fit body test, and I've hit the 100 mark!  I've lost 100 lbs!