A new obsession

I found it…something new and exciting and pretty…

A website to obsess over.  Now, I have never watched any shows that Lauren Conrad is in, but her website is fun and interesting.  She has all kinds of beauty tips, etiquette, decor, recipes…it’s like everything you’d want in one website if you’re a girly girl!  I love it.  Of course, I can thank all the girls on pinterest for pinning her cute hairstyles and things enough that I finally decided to click on one.

Admittedly, the one that got my attention was tips to looking pretty after a long flight.  I leave in 3 weeks for an international trip.  3.  weeks.  And I’m nervous and excited and not wanting to smell like recycled air when I step off the plane.  So, I clicked and had to scroll through a few posts before I found the one I was looking for.  Along the way, though, I realised how incredibly clever and well done Lauren’s website is.  I’m looking forward to being a frequent flier…(badum–chee!)

In the midst of trying to make sure I have everything in order, tonight I am taking a couple of beauty recipes (facial mask, anyone?) and putting them to good use.  I have the house to myself and nothing to do but relax.  And relax I shall!

What are your website obsessions?

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Cooking with butter and girl talk

After 53 days, I am happy to announce CD1 has arrived!  Praise God and hallelujah!  I thought that cycle would never end.

Also, I lost another pound!  This means I am only 4 pounds away from my first goal, and 9 pounds away from my ultimate goal weight!  I am so excited!  This diet is going to work.  I am looking forward to this cycle to see what my temps do and to know that it’s the last cycle of charting when we’re not ttc!  Lots of exciting new things ahead.

You know what I’m enjoying most about the Perfect 10 diet?  I get to cook with butter.  He wants me to cook with butter and eat full fat cheese and nuts and milk.  I am loving it.  What I’m finding most challenging is not drinking fruit juice and not having any sugar whatsoever (including honey, which I usually enjoy in my tea).  Ah, well, it’s paying off, so I can’t complain.  I would highly recommend at least trying this diet.

I “spoke” to a good friend of mine today.  I get to see her in about 4 weeks, and I can hardly wait!  She is one of those friends that you can go and do girly things with: shopping, pedicures, girl talk.  Oh, how I’ve missed having a friend like that, and I can’t wait to see her and catch up on the last 3 years.

I hope you’re all having a great week!  I’m off to an organic shop to see what goodies I can find for this week.  

Miscarriage…

I found out yesterday that one of my husband’s dear friends and his wife suffered a miscarriage.  She was 20 weeks along, and the baby’s heart stopped beating.

My heart is broken.  I think what they’re going through sounds like the worst thing that could happen to anyone…

When I prayed for God to “break my heart for what breaks Yours,” I didn’t expect for the answer to that prayer to be such a deep and wounding heartbreak.  I know that little boy is in heaven, and I am comforted in the fact that at least his parents will get to meet him one day…until then, I am praying for their hearts.  I don’t know that this is something you could ever fully heal from.  

When I was about 4 or 5 years old, my parents announced to my brothers and me that we were going to get a little sister.  I was so excited!  I couldn’t wait to have a little sister.  Someone to play dress up with and talk to late at night about the deepest secrets of our hearts.  Every night at dinner, I prayed that Mom would have twins…two sisters, I thought!  Perfect idea!

Sadly, a few months later, we found out our sister was in heaven.  Her name is Elizabeth Grace.  I still think about what it would’ve been like to have her around here on earth…to not say I had two brothers only, but a sister as well.  I look forward to meeting her one glorious day, though.

Miscarriage can touch our lives in many ways…and the pain of it doesn’t fully clear for anyone touched by it.  I cling to the promise of heaven and one day meeting Elizabeth and the little boy that died this week…Maybe they’ll be friends up there.

I’m…

I’m embarrassed at the amount of time that has gone by since updating this blog.  Sorry, folks.

I’m excited to say that I’ve found a diet that’s supposed to balance your entire hormonal system.  It’s called “The Perfect 10” diet, and I’m on day 3 of phase 1.  I think it’s going to work.

I’m elated to also say that I’m going to play piano with a friend this morning.  I love piano and all that it entails.

I don’t have much else to update.  I promise something more interesting is forthcoming very soon.

What’s new with you?

6 lbs lighter, 9 weeks to go!

I was looking at a calendar and realised yesterday that we are 9 weeks away from being able to try for a baby.  That is nothing!  I am so excited to finally be reaching this point in my life.  

I weighed myself yesterday and have lost 3 more pounds!  A total of 6 pounds with 7 to go before I’m in a healthy bmi.  I haven’t decided whether I’ll readjust my goals once I reach my goal weight and keep losing or just work on maintaining.  I suppose that will depend on how quickly I lose the rest of the weight.  This is, perhaps, the first time I have had so much motivation and stuck with a routine for so long.  Having my husband do it with me has helped a lot, but I think having a specific motivation that I really desire has helped, too.  Plus, with every pound shed, I feel so much better!

My cycle is still wacky.  I think I’m at cd 32 and still haven’t o’ed yet.  Still waiting. Any day now, body.  Feel free to check in whenever you wake up and realise what’s happening.  I think what’s really happened is when I fasted one day, it disrupted my hormones, and then I’ve been stressing about it ever since which has put my body on hold.  So, I’m not going to obsess over it any more (or at least try not to).