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 fur mommy to one adorable boxer names Zoey.

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!).

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!) and 1 our of 10 women suffer from this syndrome. After my diagnosis I completed several rounds of clomid with timed intercourse 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. After our numerous failed attempts with clomid, 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 originally 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. Fast forward to today and I’m now 90 lbs lighter and almost to my first major weight loss goal of 100 lbs.

For the past several months we’ve been undergoing iui procedures in hopes to conceive our first child but they have all failed and we are looking to move onto ivf fairly soon. 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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