Wednesday, October 19, 2011


As we get ready to roll into another ICLW, I am reminded that I am a terrible blogger.

The fact is that there really just isn't much very exciting going on with me.  I'm down a total of 115 lbs, which puts me below the 200 lb mark for the first time since my early/mid teens.  I should be thrilled about that, and I'm happy, don't get me wrong, but I still have yet to see my body start functioning normally.  It's very frustrating.  My 3 month post-op appointment is next week.  I may ask my doctor if we should try jump-starting me again with some provera or something.

My Phlebotomy class is going well, and  I'm enjoying it.  By the end of the day on December 22nd, I will be a nationally certified phlebotomist.  I've already started hunting for a new job.  My current job is driving me absolutely crazy, and that's before I factor in the 55-mile one-way commute.  Ugh!

Our 1st wedding anniversary is coming up this Sunday.  I have to work this weekend, so we went out of town on a little trip last weekend.  Not too far away, just far enough to be different, and we went to a few wineries and did a few tastings.  It was really nice.  I missed my puppies by the end of the weekend, though.

Someone on my facebook friends list, with whom I'm not really close enough to to approach about the motivation of this share, posted this link to "The Truth About Trying", which is this amazing series of videos.  I hope you'll check it out.


  1. I love that video series. I shared it on my Facebook page yesterday as well. It's wonderful to see people talking so openly about infertility - though I wish none of us had to go through it.

    Have your doctors given you any indication on how long it might take for your body to "normalize?" I hope that it happens for you soon.

    Oh, and...happy first anniversary!

  2. Here from ICLW. Congrats on the amazing weight loss and happy early anniversary!!

  3. Your weight loss is amazing! Happy anniversary!


  4. I think we all have times when we feel the blogging don't feel bad about it.

    here from ICLW

  5. I am currently trying to lose weight as well, and I am in awe of your achievement. Congratulations. It is not easy. ICLW 48

  6. Stopping by from ICLW and wow, I am so inspired by your weight loss! I wish you all the best in ttc!

  7. Happy Anniversary! Congrats on your amazing weight loss. And, congrats on doing so well in your phlebotomy class.

    ICLW #17

  8. Happy Anniversary and wonderful job with the weight loss! Good luck on the TTC front.

    Happy ICLW!
    Carmela #77

  9. Happy ICLW!
    Wow - congratulations on the weight loss - so inspiring! Hope the rest of your class goes well!!

  10. *waves*
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Congratulations on your weight loss and your upcoming graduation. Also, Happy Anniversary! Your weekend away sounds fantastic. I hope you also had a great day-of. :)

    Wow...I had not seen that video series yet. Thank you for sharing it.

    Aramelle {One Wheeler's World}

  11. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Happy Anniversary! Also, congratulations on your upcoming certification and your weight loss. I hope that your body normalizes soon.

  12. Congrats on being under 200, I haven't seen that in a LONG time. I am caught in that limbo, where I haven't gained enough weight to have any type of procedure, but I can't lose the weight. HATE it. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  13. Hi and Happy ICLW!!!

    Have a great anniversary and yay on the weight loss! I hope you can start trying again!