Sunday, November 30, 2014

Disneyland 2014

We took Lane to Disneyland in October so he could experience Disneyland all decked out for Halloween!! We stayed at the Disneyland Hotel!

Lane had the best time ever!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Vacation!!

We had an amazing summer vacation to Flagstaff and then on to Durango, Colorado.

Cory and Lane Bug in Flagstaff.

Breakfast at the condo!

Fishing with Tata!

Horseback riding

Riding the train to Silverton!!

We had an amazing vacation!! It was so relaxing to have almost 2 weeks off of work!!

Here is a post I created in July!!!

My new little baby.... 

You will be 6 weeks old tomorrow. I'm so excited and scared of what this means for us!! I'm praying and so is everyone else that I'm healthy and can carry you to full term.

A few weeks ago I had a fortune cookie that read this: 

Immediately your dad and I thought we should test early. Clearly it was a sign right?!

Well I tested on July 2nd. I looked at it while I finished up in the bathroom. It was negative. I put it back in the box under the sink for trash day... Sometimes your aunties come over and they use my bathroom so I didn't want anyone to see it. 

The next few nights I had dreams of looking at a pregnancy test and it was flashing positive like a neon sign! 

Finally Dd's wedding festivities settled down. We were having everyone to dinner on Sunday the 6th, I decided before dinner to take a test. 

Immediately it was positive. I yelled for Cory. He came in and looked at it. We were both a little shocked. We decided to keep it a secret! I went to throw it in the box, when I looked at the previous test. It was positive!!! I just didn't the 3 minutes to read it!!! 

I had my first appointment on the 8th. 

On the 10th when I knew everyone (my sisters and mom) was on our Facebook chat. I sent this picture:

Everyone was so excited!! First ultra sound is the 23rd! 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A nutritional way of life!!

So last week I completed 2 days of cleansing.. No no no it's not a pooping cleanse. It's a cellular cleanse. It was great! I felt amazing afterwards! I didn't long for food, as I was ingesting something every hour on the hour. I actually sat with some family and friends at one of my favorite restaurants the Old Spaghetti Factory. I didn't have any desire to sneak a bit of bread or anything at all. I ordered a glass of ice and I drank my cleanse for that hour. 

By Wed. which was day 8 I took my weight and measurements for the week. I have lost a total of 7 pounds and 16.5 inches total. 

Isagenix has been amazing! I have been feeling so good!! This is a nutritional lifestyle not a diet. What it made me aware of was how crummy I was eating, all the toxins I was putting in my body! I used to feel / think I "HAD" to have my coffee and my teas.. Well I don't! I have done just fine cleansing my body of them and I don't have any cravings at all.

Now I'm not saying that I won't have a cup of coffee, because sure if I'm somewhere and want it I will have it! Isagenix is about a nutritional lifestyle. It allows for you to eat something if you want it, without being penalized... 

So now I am at day 9 and no headaches, no stomachaches, nausea, cramping, dumping syndrome, bloating or gas!! I also realized that I haven't had to take my naproxen 2 times a day for joint pain from my RA...

Monday, May 12, 2014

Only looking up from here!!

Cleanse days were day 3 and 4 for me. I somewhat was dreading the idea of not eating for 2 days. The truth is it was very easy to do. I was very busy both days so that helped. Day 3 of my cleanse I sat with Cory and Lane inside a Wendy's and didn't even think twice about sneaking a fry. I had no desire to put that food into my body. I had been watching videos and reading up about how healthy Isagenix is for my body. 

Day 4 of my cleanse I sat with a few of my sisters and friends at one of my favorite restaurants the Old Spaghetti Factory. I ordered a glass of ice and had my cleanse. I actually enjoy the taste of the cleanse. I did as a lot of people of FB suggested and premixed my bottles and labeled them and labeled baggies with times for my snacks as well. 

When you've lived with a chronic health condition like Crohn's or IBS, you truly appreciate every day that is a feel good day. Sitting in that restaurant I didn't even think twice about eating off of someone's plate because I didn't want to jeapordize how I had felt the previous few days. 

Mother's Day we had shish kabobs for dinner, I had my 5 ounces of steak and a lot of roasted peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions. For dessert mixed berries with a little honey. What I am learning is portion size. It amazes me what I used to think a portion was compared to what I eat now and feel fully satisfied. 

I didn't list off all of my diagnosis in my earlier post but I want to now:
Hypothyroidism- Hashimotos
Rheumatoid Athritis
Arachnoid cyst (cyst in my brain) 

I have a large basket full of medications I take as well as take on an as needed basis. I haven't taken anything for my Crohn's, IBS or migraines since starting Isagenix!!

2 days before starting I had asked my sisters who are also Chron's /IBS sufferers what else I could take because I had already taken Tums, 2 acid pills, 2 zofran, Bentyl, Reglan, drank milk and a lot of water and still was so nauseated with indigestion from eating a SALAD!!!! 

The change in my GI tract so far is amazing. Isagenix is loaded with healthy live enzymes!! Today is day 6 and I feel great and 3 days in a row I wore clothes that had previously been too snug on me!!

Here I am at day 5 of my journey!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Why I started Isagenix

The next 2 days (fri and sat) were to be my cleanse days...

Before talking about that I want to tell you about making the decision. I was invited to a private FB group almost 2 months before and I watched and read peoples stories and progress. I was beginning to get so tired of being "uncomfortable" in my clothes. I had been bitching and moaning to my sister about having to be in her wedding! ONLY because I was so fat and dreaded wearing a bridesmaids dress. My husband and I had been trying for months to have a baby with no luck!! I knew my weight effected my PCOS and in turn effected my ability to get pregnant.   I also started to miss work, so I was losing income as well!!! 

When my friend told me the price of the first 30 days I thought YIKES!!! But then I considered the money lost from missing work sick, the strain on relationships because of my issues with not wanting to be in a bridesmaids dress and I thought of my little Lane Bug!! He needs a healthy fit mama who can and will be physically active with him. 

It also comes with a 100% guarantee that I will be satisfied! I did some math and realized yes I would be shelling out a few hundred but I will be saving a few hundred in no more fast food, Starbucks, junk food and payroll deducting all my food at work!! 

Today is day 4 of my journey and I feel amazing!!! 4 days of no gas, no bloating, no nausea and for me a long time Crohn's sufferer yesterday I had 1 bowel movement  and it was normal!!! I have suffered years and years with multiple daily bouts of diarrhea!! 

My Isagenix journey

After watching the progress of a child hood friend and hearing about her health improvements. I decided to take the plunge and try her nutritional support system she was doing. It's called Isagenix. I started Isa on Wed. May 7, 2014. 

Lee me back up and tell you 3 days prior to starting Isa I had a stomach issues. I'm not sure if it was a Crohn's flair up or a bug. What I do know is I was bloated, gassy and uncomfortable. I started to feel a hair better the night before starting so I opted to eat Hot Wok (my fav Chinese place) since I knew it would be a long time before I would eat it. I went to bed sick to my stomach, bloated, gassy and had diarrhea! I literally couldn't wait to wake up and start my Isa journey! 

Day one was great, I woke up I had my Ionix Supreme. I heated it up like a tea. It was very good. An hour later I had my shake. I mixed 1 scoop vanilla and 1 scoop chocolate. It was very very good. I took my vitamins and was feeling good. 

It was morning snack time and I just had 2 of the Isa snacks. I had the vanilla ones they were good! After my snack I laid down to take my normal morning nap with Lane since I worked that night. Try as I may I couldn't nap!! Normally I ALWAYS nap with him, for the past 2.5 years I've been able to sleep. Not today though! I laid there with a lot of energy! 

Lunch time was another shake, followed by another snack. In between all this I went to sprouts to buy food. For my afternoon snack I had some baby carrots dipped in the wholy guacamole 100 calorie packs of avocado! It was delicious!!

It was time for my afternoon nap with my baby. Again I worked that night so I desperately needed to sleep. I was able to nap for 15 minutes! Usually it would be 1-2 hour nap. 

I got up and prepared dinner and for ready for work. 

I made chicken stir fry. I had a ton of fresh vegetable and 5 oz of chicken. I made couscous for a side and for dessert I has blackberries with honey drizzled on them. 

I couldn't wait to eat dinner once I was at work. I held off until 12am, it was fine I wasn't hungry and I drank a lot of water before then.

My dinner was delicious!! Very filling but most importantly, I didn't have indigestion , gas or bloating after eating!

I also had no coffee, or tea all shift! I think it was my first shift ever not starting with a trip to Starbucks! 

I got off work that morning had a shake and went to bed. I was up on my own by 1pm feeling great! I repeated all the steps on day 2 (Thursday). 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Taking Flight

In December Lane took his first airplane flight to California! Lane did wonderful on the flight, he enjoyed watching the take off and kept telling the plane to zoom faster!! We flew into Ontario and had dinner with Nie Nie, Nono, Cory and I. We then drove on to Big Bear!! It was a very scary drive in the dark (moms afraid of heights) although daddy wasn't too keen on it either!! Lane of course slept like a baby!!


We rented an awesome cabin that the Alexander's referred us to, it was quaint with a kitchen and a fireplace! The next day we ventured out to the snow. Much like Lanes passion for the beach he was instantly in love with the snow! We spent time playing in the snow and doing things around town. Big Bear is a fun little community. We went sledding on tubes!!! Lane of course loved it, as he is a daredevil!! He couldn't get enough of it! Mom, on the other hand did one run and well let's just say we will leave that image to Lane and Daddy to just remember (no need to blog that memory for you kiddo)


This was an awesome weeks getaway for our little family!!! We would highly recommend the trip to Big Bear!! We are so fortunate to be bake to creating lasting memories with our son! We are so blessed! 

Like father like son!!

Lane is a sports nut!! He loves all sports just like his daddy!! We went to the baseball experience, this little boy loves to hit the ball, run the bases and throw the ball! 

Just a few more months until he is 3 and daddy will have him in a few sports!!

 And here they are on the drive home!!! Such boys, just exhausted after their fun day, they even sleep a like!!! We are so blessed!!!!