Friday, May 28, 2010


This whole no carb thing is harder than you would think. It requires serious planning ahead and creative thinking. So here is what I had for lunch today (I can't take credit for all of it, Lisa helped me). Chinese Cabbage Salad minus the ramen noodles and a meat roll, which is cucmber strips and string cheese wrapped in ham. I have to say it was pretty good. I have been craving a sandwich, so this was a pretty good substitute. I also made coconut macaroons today. They are fairly low carb and calorie. All it had was egg whites, vanilla, salt, splenda, and coconut. So, the only carbs are in the coconut. I was really in need of a sweet treat, and that hit the spot. I am really hoping this diet helps control my polycystic and not just drive me crazy! Here is Lucy eating her lunch. I have to admit, I added this picture for my mom and sister Lisa (and Lulu).

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm registered

I want you all to know that I did it! I registered for the Fall Beginner Triathlon in St. George. I am going to do and now I am committed. Now I just need to get in shape.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

That information would have been nice yesterday...

First off, I have to say that I am not mad at my doctor, but I am a little frustrated. Let me explain...
When I was trying to get pregnant with Lucy, I was not able to get pregnant and was so depressed about it. I went to my doctor (actually a mid-wife), Dale, and asked him why I couldn't get pregnant. He did an ultrasound on my ovaries and said it looked like I might have polycystic ovarian syndrom. He them told me that if I did not get pregnant in the next few months that he would do all the testing to officially diagnose me. Well, I did get pregnant and I had Lucy. Dale then moved to Alaska 2 weeks after I had her and Randy became my new doc. I forgot to ask Randy about it at my 6 week appointment (I was somewhat flustered having my 6 wk appointment with a man I had never met), so I left with no answers about the POS (polycystic Ovarian Syndrom).
Well, it's been 8 months since I had Lucy and I am so frustrated with my body. So, I decided to get "officially" diagnosed with POS and then get treated for it. I have all the syptoms, so I called Randy my OB to make an appointment. When I called the office I explained the situation, they put me on hold, and then Randy got on the phone. He said that there was no need for me to come in because I have already been diagnosed with POS. "Didn't you know?" Evidently Dale did diagnose me and did all the tests, I just wasn't informed of that important information. I was totally shocked to find this out months later. Thanks for that info doc!
To treat the POC and all my syptoms I am to skip pills on my birth control to make it so I only have "it" 3 times a year. That will make it so my ovaries shut down, making weight loss easier. I also am not suppost to eat any carbs. I have to say, that brought me to tears. I can only eat fruits, veggies, and protein. If I have not lost 6 lbs in the next 4 weeks, he will do further testing and then put me on some form of glucose.
This is all so frustrating. I know it's not cancer or anything, but it is somewhat serious. POS can cause a lot of problems, primarily with infertility and weight problems. I really hope with this new diet and changes with my birth control things will get under control.
Wish me luck! I will keep you posted.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

So inspiring!

I have been feeling really down and somewhat depressed. This was exactly what I needed. I know my Heavenly Father loves me and I have a purpose (even if it is sitting on the floor singing silly songs and doing dishes). I love my life and I am grateful for the blessings I have been given!

Lucy and Katelyn

Ryan's sister, Renee, had her first baby in March. She was so small - 5 lbs 8 oz. Here are some photos of Lucy and Katelyn. Lucy looks huge next to her.

This was at Ryan's sister, Michelle's graduation. They both were asleep at the resuturant. It was cute.
I know your all thinking..... Ryan has sisters Michelle and Renee. What are the odds right?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I think I found a new talent!

I was looking on Callie Hill's blog and saw these cute baby shoes. So, I thought, "I'm kind of talented, maybe I could make those". So, I started with the purple pair for Lucy, which she loves and they fit her great! Then I thought, "I should make these for my sister-in-law, Tiff, who is having a baby in a few weeks". So, I did. I also tried a different shoe, which I love! Aren't they cute? I should probably mention that I had Melissa (Sam's wife) help me make a blanket in the same yellow/orange flower material for Tiff. Thanks for the idea Callie. Keep them coming.And here is Lucy or as we like to call her NACHO! I love this fat baby!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

We've Been Busy.... How about You?

Ryan graduated from Weber State with his Bachelor's Degree. I am so proud of him.

Lucy is just so cute

I made a Dora cake for a friends daughter. I think it turned out pretty cute.
The Map

The singing forest

The volcano with balls

The finished product.

I also had a booth at a boutique yesterday and it was pretty successful. It was a lot of fun and I think I did a good job spreading the word about our products.