Sunday, November 13, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
So I'm down about 87 pounds and I have to say I feel absolutely amazing. My life has gone through a major transformation the past year. My marriage failed and I thought my life was over. However one day, after days and days of being miserable, I decided I had to change. I did a major mental overhaul and I have never been happier nor have I ever felt better. I chose life, I chose happiness, I chose positivity!! Despite the imense pain I endured with my divorce, I think if not for that traumatic event, I wouldn't have made the changes I have made and I wouldn't be the awesome person I am today. It still hurts, but I got so much more out of it than I lost. To anyone reading, choose happy. Just do it. It's such a waste of time not to.
On a fitness note, I have taken up running...and I have to say, it's addictive and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! I LOVE it!!!
Posted by Ashli at 3:48 AM
Friday, September 9, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
65 pounds down. I know I should be further along, but hey, I'm getting there. Slowly but surely.
Posted by Ashli at 3:24 PM
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I haven't written in a while. I guess because not much has been going on on the weight loss front. I'm still at what I was about a month ago. Insulin resistance sucks!! But I do have to say I'm not behaving like the best bandster. I've gotta get my butt in gear. I tried to get another 0.25 ccs put in about a month after my unfil but it didn't work. It's like anything over 5cc is too much for me. But at 5cc I can eat more than I would like to be able to. I really wish I could tolerate 5.25cc. It seems like that would be the perfect spot, but at that point, I can't even get apple sauce down. It's so odd.
Anyway, I'm starting cosmetology school next Tuesday. I decided to throw caution to the wind and just follow my dream. I'm going down to part time at the hospital, which scares the crap out of me as far as money goes, but we can do it (I hope!) I'll be going to school Tues-Sat, and working at the hospital Saturday and Sunday nights. Whew! That's gonna suck! lol! But I can do anything for 10 months right??
On top of all that, I've been seeing a reproductive enocrinologist. I had a sonogram of my ovaries and he said they looked great for having PCOS. I then had to have an HSG done where they shoot dye into my uterus to check for blockages and I passed! Wednesday I have another ultrasound, then in a few weeks I have an endometrial biopsy. Doc says this is the "investigation" period so after this cycle I'm sure the next one is where we'll get down to business. I'm thinking he'll put me on a mild fertility drug called Clomid to help induce ovulation. I pray it works for me.
On the home front, our garden is thriving, our chickens are growing, Mike quit smoking, we just celebrated his 46th birthday on Friday... Life is good. Now if only I could eat right and exercise...
Posted by Ashli at 7:51 PM
Monday, June 21, 2010
So i'm 3 months post op, 37 pounds down and now my hair is falling out! wtf?? I take vitamins and get plenty to eat, whats the deal? I already have somewhat thin hair, i can't afford to lose any. This sucks. Has anyone had this? what should I do? I heard to take extra Zinc and I'm going to get back on my protein shakes, but other than that I'm out of ideas. Help!
Posted by Ashli at 4:24 AM
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Hey guys! Just wanted to drop in real quick and say I'm still alive! Things are going good. I've felt much better since the unfill but I'm finding that as each day goes by it seems as though I can eat more and more. Not that I'm pigging out or anything, but for instance, I got a flat bread turkey sandwich from Subway last night. It's like a pita folded like a taco with stuff in the middle. Anyway, I was able to eat the whole thing. It wasn't huge by any means but I'm not used to being able to do that, and it kind of scares me a little. I don't want to fall into bad old habits. I'm going to plan on scheduling another fill in about 2 weeks. By then, it will def be time. I only want to go in .25cc increments though. I've learned my lesson. It doesn't pay to be too tight. Screw that!
Anyhoo, I'm sure I've lost 30 pounds by now, but I haven't weighed myself for a few days. Speaking of weights, my doctors scale weighs like 2 pounds less then mine does, which I love! Because no matter what I weigh at home, I know I really weigh LESS than that! lol!
Exercise is still an issue for me. I suck at it! It's been rainy the past two weeks with highs in the low 60 so that hasn't helped in my motivation much. But this week is supposed to be NICE so I will be out burning some cals. I bought this workout dvd the night before last. It's a country workout. I've never seen a country one so I thought I'd give it a try. It's so funny, when the girl comes out, she's got on a sports bra and a mini jean skirt (the kind that fans out a little) with a giant belt buckle. lol! The majority of the time you're supposed to have your thumbs hooked on your belt in "holster hands" position! lol, it's cute.
Did anyone else get an email from a guy asking if we wanted to join some cause against obesity? He works for Allergan.
Anyhoo, it's about bedtime for me. Don't forget to treat yourself to some at home shopping at my Avon store (www.youravon.com/ashlimarlow) Right now there's a special on our brand new product called Luminocity. It's AWESOME!! It gets rid of age spots, sun spots, acne spots, rosasia, it evens skin tones and brightens skin. It also takes away fine lines. when you buy it now, you'll get a full size container of Anew Eye Lift ($28) for FREE!! I'm using both these products and love them! It's never too early or too late to start a skin care regiman!
Posted by Ashli at 7:38 AM