Hi. I've been gone a long while- so let me catch you up--
1.Hubby transferred to Houston
2. I got hired at another district/ moved and started at my new school within a two week timeframe
3. I had surgery to have some cysts, lesions, and my partially blocked tubes cleaned out so that we can continue to try for a baby
4. I turned 30
5. I fell off the band wagon of health during August and some of September (6 weeks) but only gained back about 4 lbs!
So I'm just now comfortable with everything changing to start blogging again! I've missed the blog world oh so much!!
Bye bye to my classroom of 5 years! And surprisingly I cried that day!
And here is what my new school/ classroom looks like:
I am enjoying being a bulldog now, but it was a rocky transition! I'm finally learning all the roads and stores in my new town too!
But I go home often to visit!
So, everybody knows it's TBT (throwback Thursday) where you post old pics and reminisce.... Here's what I found in my picture drawer:
Although my journey has been tough, it's not over. My journey is a little more challenging than most, since my body acts insulin resistant, among other symptoms of PCOS- but it's okay- because I'm learning along the way-
How to make healthy organic smoothies:
How to cook healthy when I'm alone instead of driving thru somewhere:
And most of all, I am learning so much about who that person was, and how much I've gained!
I've gained muscle
Dedication, day after day in the gym- lifting and doing cardio
And self confidence...
I've gained a realization that I am worth every choice because "I decide" I am strong, worth it, beautiful inside regardless of my life choices, and I am going to mess up but it's okay!
When I look back at the old me- I see a lot of pain, hurt, and swolleness that allowed food to fill the empty hole in my life of not having a child. And as I looked at those TBT photos today- I have to give it to myself, (as hubby always says) "You're healthier than you've been in a really long time babe."
Because now--mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually... I am. I have to do all that is in me, for me, and if along the way baby Castillo pops up, then awesome. And sadly, if not, then I can live with no regrets- knowing I did all that I could to be healthy.
Here's to the journey! We begin the fertility ride again soon, so please keep us in your prayers!
- Annie B
PS - duke and ruby are adjusting well!