Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Meaningless nonsense

So, I'm strictly updating because it bothers me that I keep commenting on all of your blogs, but there is nothing new for you guys to read on my end.  Sorry about that.

Life lately has been pretty stagnant.  I started school back on the 12, and I'm halfway through the first class of the semester already.  Luke started school for the first time this semester, too.  He goes on Monday nights, and we both go on Thursday nights.

I started a new weight loss program thingy on Saturday (sounds professional, huh?).  It's called Plexus Slim.  My Aunt Julie was very generous and bought me a months supply to try before my IVF ultrasound/consultation Feb. 17.  I began getting curious about it when I found out that my Aunt lost 10 pounds just by drinking the "pink drink." She didn't exercise or eat any differently, and the pounds just went away.  So, I wanted to see what this product was all about.  With my PCOS, I've never been able to loose weight.  I was telling Luke over the weekend that even when I played softball all the time I could never loose weight, I would only maintain it.  With reservations, I started Plexus on Saturday.  I weighed myself before I took the drink and then I weighed myself again yesterday and I had already lost 3 pounds in two days, and I have done absolutely NOTHING!  I'm getting excited, and I hope Saturday when I weigh again that I will have lost even more.  I'll keep you updated the next three weeks as I finish the month supply.  I took a before picture, and I plan on taking an after picture the day after I finish.  If results continue the way they already have, I'll be posting the before and after picture for you to see, so stay tuned. 

This is what I'm taking to loose weight!

This month I've been quite optimistic.  I've been trying to look to the positive side of infertility.  I normally struggle with keeping a positive mindset when things seem so dim, but I'm doing quite well this time.  I think I finally hit rock bottom, and there really was no where else to go but up.  One thing that has helped hold me up when I was emotionally crashing again was this: "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18)

Here's my last thought of the day.  This year I have chosen to take the rough times of the last year, six months, and five days, and turn it into an up and coming testimony.  I choose to have hope, not have hope stolen from me by doctors that aren't THE ultimate physician. 

I'm going to leave you with a verse from my daily devotional about hope.

"He shot his arrows deep into my heart.  The thought of my suffering and hopelessness is bitter beyond words.  I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss.  Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The unfailing love of the Lord never ends!  By His mercies we have been kept from complete destruction." (Lamentations 3:30, 19-22)


  1. That "pink drink" sounds awesome! How exciting ;)

  2. that's so wonderful about the plexus! congratulations, alicia! it feels so great to see results...i hope saturday brings you more smiles!
    i loved the verses you shared!!
    i'm wishing you lots of luck in this coming month. i know there's a lot to look forward to and a lot to take in!!
    sending positive thoughts and love <3

  3. Hey you! Glad to hear things are looking up. Hope you lose the weight you need. I'm excited for you. I'm struggling with my eye's right now so I may be in and out. If I don't respond to a comment that is what is going on. Big hugs my friend.

  4. Great verses! I'm glad that the pink stuff is working for you and I hope you keep seeing fabulous results!

  5. I will be praying that God moves mountains to make you parents. My husband and I went through infertility when in vitro was first being done years ago. In the end it was His plan that we become a chosen family We adopted our 4 amazing children who are all now grown. God has blessed us and He will bless you. Always believe His perfect plan for you and your sweet babies.

  6. I'm so glad that you're taking action. It's one thing to get bad news, but you pick yourself up and deal with it. I hope you lose the weight that you need to.

    P.S. Check out my blog tomorrow...I'm giving you an award!

  7. I'm a bit dubious about diets like this. Losing weight is about controlling your diet and exercising, simple as that. Miracle cures like this pink stuff always end up having bad side effects. It takes effort I'm afraid.

  8. 3 pounds already?? Really!!?? That's awesome!! Good for you lady! february 17 will be here before you know it, and so will your baking bundle of joy :)
    I love the quotes you shared! I always loved this one too:

    Come to me and I will give you rest,
    all of you that work so hard beneath a heavy yoke.
    Wear my yoke - for it fits perfectly,
    and let me teach you;
    for I am gentle and humble,
    and you shall find rest for your souls,
    for I give you only light burdens.
    ~ Matthew 11

  9. Wow, that pink drink sounds awesome!!

  10. God always helps us feel better! I always turn to him as well! goog luck with the weight loss program! i cant bring myself to join one of those... :/

  11. What is in the pink drink? What classes are you taking? Tell us more about you, please.


    P.S. I seem to be saying this a lot lately, but your font is too small for my old eyes.


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