Thursday, December 27, 2012

A small Road Block {WAKE UP JENN!!!!}

Warning:  This post is graphic, and detailed in a very gross event in my life, read at your own risk!

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.... it's about to get REAL!!

About 20 days into my first challenge I started to experience some not so pleasant symptoms.  

I felt fine, and hadn't had any issues with this in months, but have in the past year.  I had gone in to go to the bathroom, and realized I was bleeding.  At first I was thrilled, because for those of you that know me, know that I do not have a period.  Something that I have battled for years, and recently went 9 months without one.  But I quickly realized the blood was not coming from there!  Eeek!  

So what's a girl to go?  Call her mom.  Yep, I called my mom.  I did not panic, but may have freaked a tad.  It was the most blood I had ever experienced.

I soon made an appointment to go see my moms doctor, and was so nervous about have the "bloody rectum" talk.  Ick, who wants to do that?

But I knew I had to go in.   So for a week before the appointment it just kept getting worse and worse.  I was really scared, and was trying so hard to stay focused on my 24-day challenge.


My appointment came and went so fast, and it was determined that I need to go see a specialist right away and get to the bottom of the problem.  (no pun intended)

Oh man, this is so real.  Ugh!  I made my husband go with me to the specialist, and had to prepare him for the dirty discussions we would be having.  No husband should ever have to do this.  Talk about ruining the mood.  But he is my rock, and #1 supporter.  He would do anything for me.

The day came, we went, we sat, we talked, and talked and then the big bad ugly word came..... Colonoscopy.  Wait, I'm not even 30, and I am a girl??  A What?  HUH?????!!!!!   Can I just tell you, I wanted to break down and cry.

Of course my mind is spinning, what is wrong with me??  Why are they making such a big deal??  Isn't there a quick fix?

Then came the $ talk.  I have health insurance, but would still have to meet my $1,000 deductible, plus 20%.  My total was going to be about $1,200.   I tried and tried to talk my way out of it.  I couldn't justify spending that money right before the holidays, and knew if I just kept my mouth shut like the months in the past, it would go away.  No big deal.  WRONG! Aparently it's a bad, and dangerous situation?  Ok whatever, let's just get it over with.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this adventure........


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Challenge Success {Advocare}

Well hello there friends.  I realize it has been over a MONTH since I have even thought about updating this blog.  Both blogs for that matter.

Great news is that I kept up on my challenge and pictures, bad news is that I hit a road block along the way.  Back to that in a minute.

But first I want to share with you how amazing this challenge was for me.

My starting weight was 275.8 Pounds and here are my before pictures!

My final weight on the challenge was.... drumroll please!!!!

I lost 14 POUNDS in 24 DAYS!!!!!!    I cannot tell you the amount of energy I feel!!

Here is my official before and after photos from my first challenge!

I am currently on my second challenge, and this time I am doing it with my husband.  He has been completely transformed in the first 10 days, but he will not admit it.

My starting weight was the 261.8, and during the cleanse phase, I am now down to......

See you later 260's!!!   You are a thing of the past, and I have big plans with my life.

That is a total of 19.8 pounds!!!!!!!  I am so close to my first milestone of 20 pounds!

Do you have any idea what 5 pounds of fat looks like?  Let me show you.....

I have rid myself of almost 4 times that amount!   I am speechless, and excited at the same point!!!

So, here we go.  Challenge #2, and my sights are that much higher this time.  This time around I have an amazing partner with me, as well as several friends who have also jumped on the challenge as well.  Maybe one day they too will want to share their stories here on the blog.

Are you still curious about my road block?  Well you will have to stay tuned for that in the coming days.  It's a doozie, and if you follow me on Facebook, you already know a little bit about it.

If you want to learn more about Advocare, check out my website.  I also have a new promotion going through the 10th of January.  Anyone who order the mini challenge thorough my website will be entered to win a bottle of catalyst ($31.50 value) and those who order the full challenge will be entered to win a canister of spark ($51.95 value)!!

And if you are interested in trying spark, message me on Facebook with your address and I will send you a free sample!!

Thanks for coming by.  I can't wait to share my new journey with you in the coming weeks!