About Me…

Jen

I am a super simple plain Jane kinda girl. I am a loving and devoted wife to an amazing and supportive hubby that works insanely hard. I am a mommy to two fur babies, Zoey our crazy cute boxer and Apollo our laid back bull mastiff mix.

I love food…..all types of food (No discrimination here!). I love to be in my kitchen creating something amazing! Baking is my passion and keeps me sane and grounded on those stress packed days. I just recently started exploring and experimenting in cooking with new foods (thank you Pinterest!). Like I said before….just a plain Jane kinda girl.

Onto more serious stuff…..I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in 2010 after several months of trying to conceive with no success. For those of you who are unaware of what PCOS is….it’s a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance and causes many small cysts to grow on your ovaries. The cause of PCOS is not fully understood (just my luck right!). After my diagnosis I completed several rounds of clomid in hopes it would help us conceive, which were unsuccessful. After my emotional roller coaster ride, I decided that it was time to take a break and give my body some time to get back to normal.

There are several symptoms associated with PCOS but the biggest one for me is the weight gain and the trouble losing the weight. For as long as I can remember I was always the “plump” girl in my circle of friends (I REFUSE to call my self heavy or fat because I have never felt that way about myself). After my emotional roller coaster, I was pretty bummed out and of course put on more weight. One day I looked in the mirror and was shocked at what I saw looking back at me. So I decided it was time to take my life back and not let PCOS run it for me. I researched everything about PCOS….what type of diet I should be on, what I shouldn’t eat, what herbal remedies I could try, anything to help me lose the weight. Then I thought “whats wrong with just old-fashioned hard work and eating healthy”?

At the beginning of 2015, I set a goal for myself of losing 30 lbs by my 30th birthday which was in July. I missed my goal by just a few pounds which is a bummer but I didn’t let that stop me. A few weeks later I dropped the last few pounds I needed to get to that 30 lb mark. My new goal is to lose 20 more by the end of the year. The difference being we are currently seeking fertility help at Shady Grove in hopes to conceive our first child. So follow along with me in this journey to a healthier new me and finally being able to say I’m pregnant! 

Xoxo

Jen

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