Sunday, January 29, 2012

week 2 done

Well, not as good as I would have liked but hey, i'll take a loss. I guess it is good considering i've been sick since Thursday and haven't worked out. I've even thrown the healthy eating out of the window and pretty much eaten whatever I want. But, no more. I may not work out if i'm still sick but I am going to start charting my food again.

So, my period was really short this month. It was only about 4 days instead of 8 like it was last month. I'm hoping that's because i've been working out and it will be like that from now on. I'm excited that it's over because now I can start getting whole month of fertility charting.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Well, I made it 8 days in a row (not including Sunday). I think that's pretty good. I won't be working out today because i've got a stupid cold or flu. I was kinda achey last night today I just feel like crap. I knew it was coming so I took some Nyquil last night and slept like a rock.

My workout has gone pretty well this week. Tuesday was the first day that I actually felt sore after my workout. I don't know if it's all just building up and my body is finally making some changes or what. Yesterday was pretty good. I felt good increasing my pace so i'm almost up to my normal pace. I even ran for a minute in the middle. That felt pretty good. I really wish I could work out today. I really don't want this to set me back.

As far as the diet goes it's been going okay. I'm not having a hard time keeping it low carb. The hard part is keeping it low fat and low carb. I love putting my food into the chart on the website i'm using because it is so easy for me to see where I am going wrong. I'm making some changes and hopefully I will be able to keep my fat intake within range.

I'm not posting weigh-ins until Sunday but i've been cheating and checking it every day anyways. I don't want to spoil it but I have lost some weight this week and i'm really excited about it. I hope being sick doesn't throw all of that off.

No progress in the ttc. I'm having my period so as soon as that is over I will be able to hopefully get a whole month of temperatures in and see when I ovulate.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Well, not this month I guess. The good news is though that my cycle was only 34 days this month instead of 40 like last month. It means that I will be able to start charting a full month sooner and see when I actually ovulate. On to the next month.

more minutes!

Okay, adding 5 minutes to my workout was not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I was really worried because at the end of last week going 20 minutes was still really hard and I took yesterday off. It was hard to get going this morning so I expected it to be impossible to add 5 minutes. But, I went for it and it wasn't as hard as I thought. I did go a little slower but I knew I would have to. I'm hoping to get back up to my normal pace by the end of the week.
I like I going to use that from now on to log my food and my workouts. I won't be posting my food on here anymore. I like because it tells me how many calories, carbs, fat, and protein I should take in daily and then how much i've consumed when I log in what i've eaten. I'll post my daily diary on Facebook every day and try to figure out how to link it to here.
Not much going on in the ttc department right now. I'm still charting temperatures. My period should start this weekend. I took a pt just in case last week and it was negative. I've kind of resigned myself that the fact that as long as i'm charting it's okay if this takes a few months.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Breakfast: It is so hard to do low-carb at breakfast. Most of the typical breakfast foods have tons of carbs. So, I end up eating a lot of eggs.
2 eggs
2 pieces of sausage
1 glass of milk

Snack 1:
string cheese
1/2 an avodado
1 can of Dr Pepper 10 (I know, caffeine and tons of other bad things for me. If things don't get better i'll cut that out too but for now it stays.)

2 hot dogs (I know, not that great but I was running late for church)
1 carrot with peanut butter

string cheese

Pot roast
1 small baked potato with too much sour cream
lima beans

½ cup ice cream (the lowest carb count I could find)

Okay, this helped. I totally wanted to eat more than this but knowing that I'm going to be posting this really curbed me. 

New Week

Okay, new week beginning and trying something new. I gained 1.2 pounds this week so I obviously need to make some changes.
First, I am going to take Brittany's advice and only weigh in once a week. I used to do this but I got a little obsessed this week. I think i'll make Sundays my weigh-in day.
Also, i'm going to take Jennie's advice and start writing down everything I read. I will post at the end of the day what I ate that day. When I had gestational diabetes I met with a dietician. She advised me to eat every 2-2 1/2 hours. So, I will include 3 meals and two snacks. I already know I need to eat more vegetables, so I am going to work on that for sure this week. I am also going to make an effort to not eat out as much and if I do I will make much healthier choices.
I hope this will help. I guess we will see next Sunday!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saturday workout

Wow, I actually worked out on a Saturday. So proud of myself. That is five days in a row. It was kind of hard today. I'm not sure why but it was killer to go the same amount of time that i've been doing all week. I'm really looking forward to a day of rest tomorrow. If the weather's nice I might get Bobby to go on a walk with me in the evening. Nothing to hard though.
I do okay, not great with my eating but the worst is the eating out. We eat out way too much and I make very little effort to eat healthy when we do eat out. The only major change I have made is to always get diet soda. I know I should cut soda out completely but that's not happening right now so I figured this was a good compromise.
I make many excuses. We are busy. We both work full time so we don't really have time to cook. It just seems easier to go out. Then when we are there it's just too hard to eat healthy and so I don't. Okay, here's my commitment to do better. I'm off-track right now so it's easy for me to cook. We go out every Friday so I will just have to promise to eat healthier.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Beginning to change my habits

I know the key to losing weight is changing my lifestyle. I don't want to just be on a diet. I want to be a healthier person. I want to eat healthy and be active.
When I was preggo with Ellie I had gestational diabetes and had to eat a low carb diet. After I gave birth I was 10 pounds lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight. I have recently gained all that back plus more. My theory is thought, that with all the diabetes and pre-diabetes in my family that is something I should watch. So, i'm not going completely carb free but I am doing low carb. When I was pregnant I had amazing willpower because I knew it was best for the baby. I wish I could do that again. I slip up more often than I would like. No, not slip up. Make exceptions. Too many exceptions.
I've gone to the gym now four days in a row. I am so proud of myself. I really like the elliptical machine. The only problem is the first day, my weight stayed the same, the next day I gained a pound, and today I had gained .4 of a pound. Pretty discouraging.
I'm off of work right now so i'm still not as active as I usually am. I need to do more cleaning around the house and keeping myself moving. I'm also expecting my period soon which tends to bloat me up, and if i'm honest with myself I really haven't been eating as healthy as I should.
I'm not going to let the weight gain get me down. I'm going to use it as incentive to get better.

Starting TTC

We were given the go ahead in December to start trying to conceive again. Even with the all clear it was a hard decisions. It had only been 6 months since our loss. We decided with our doctor to try on our own for six months before we came to him to talk about our fertility options.
When we were trying before we really didn't do much in fertility charting. I decided to change that this time. I still want to make the process as fun and unscheduled as possible but I also really want to get pregnant really fast. So, we are trying a lot more than we ever have and I am charting my fertility at I bought a bbt (basal body temperature) thermometer and I started taking my temperature this morning. 
My cycles aren't really irregular they are just really long. Before Ellie they were about 35 days. Now, the are about 40. I've heard that the reason for the long cycles could be my weight. I'm not really complaining about long cycles because it means fewer periods but I would much prefer things to be normal so I could get pregnant.
As far as we and the doctors can tell there is nothing wrong with me or Bobby that would prevent us from getting pregnant. Other than, i'm pretty sure my weight has something to do with it. 
I'm hoping that charting will help. I want to be able to see if/when I am ovulating. I love the website. It teaches me these lessons about fertility as I go along. We, and many people who love us, hoped that we would be able to get pregnant right away. And, I have to admit I was pretty disappointed that we didn't get pregnant the first month we tried. Realistically I knew it wasn't going to be easy. It will take some time. And, maybe that's a good thing. The more we can heal emotionally and the more I can heal physically (I had a c-section) the better. I guess. I just don't want to wait another 5 years.