Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I am WEAK!

So I have been doing REALLY good.

Mexican restaurant with friends - no margs and a grilled fish taco.
Working out almost everyday
No Caffeine

So on Saturday night when I met my girlfriends I had every intention of keeping it up...then it turned into a dance party, with cosmos. Long story short, I fell off the wagon and onto the dance floor, but it was so fun, I felt like a kid again...or at least a 21 year old. The debauchery continued on Sunday when I went for coffee (at least it was decaf) to help my headache.

I was really depressed and pissed at myself on Sunday, kept berating my actions. The good news is that instead of deciding that all was ruined because of my indiscretions, I jumped back into my health kick on Monday(this is new for me, usually if I screw up, I just keep getting worse). I keep reminding myself that I am using April to get used to all of these changes and that I still have time to really make a difference in my body and hopefully in my reproductive health. I go again!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Oh my...

So it turns out the recommendations listed in The Infertility Cure are plentiful. I have made my list and my husbands list, this in not going to be a cheap trip to the vitamin store!

Here is my list:
Fish oil/Omega 3
Flax seed
Royal Jelly
Blue green algae
Wheat grass/Barley Grass
Co-enzyme Q10
Evening Primrose Oil
Pine bark extract
Red wine extract (I'd rather have the wine!)
Grape seed extract
Bilberry extract

Hoping to start introducing these into my diet May 1 - my acupuncturist says I will see the difference in my skin and hair too, we shall see!

Monday, April 9, 2007

So Long, Farewell, Alvederzein, GoodBYE...

Caffeine! I am so sad, I had my last Americano yesterday and threw in a Chai Latte for good measure in the afternoon. The only caffeine I will see in a while is from Fer.tili.tea - which I don't think is that much anyway! I actually drank the stuff last August and September and got pregnant naturally in October (chemical) but it still gives me hope that it helps!

Next steps: Cleanse/Fast - We are starting a 15 day cleanse tomorrow which will be followed by a 3-day fast. I know that these are controversial, but I have had so many people recommend it, I am going to give it a try.

Supplements - I almost have my list for J and I complete. After the fast we will begin - I will post the list once I get it finished, so far, it doesn't look like too much thank goodness!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

What's With the Fish?

Well, starting on Tuesday, April 23rd, I went alcohol more drinking like guessed it! I am also going caffeine free starting Monday, but I don't think that is quite as difficult! We are not huge drinkers, but I do love my glass of wine or two in the, I thought it would be fun to watch the days tick away to December, when I am tentatively scheduled for IVF...

I am allowing myself four drinks at a wedding in May, but other than that, December 1st will mark 7mo, three weeks and 6 days alcohol free, plus hopefully another 10 months after that :)

Following this Traditional Chinese Medicine plan is not going to be easy, but I am going to do my best! So far so good, at least my weight went in the right direction last week. I am going to weigh in every Thursday and track my progress. Plus, will probably post on other parts of the program I am implementing. My hope is to be almost 100% compliant by May - wish me luck, I don't think I have ever been 100% compliant with anything!

Monday, April 2, 2007

Fat Happens

Unbelievable! I set my weight loss goal for 30lbs, which I thought would put me at the weight I was when I got married, around 150 (I am 5'11"). Then I got on the scale and realized I was not the 183 I had held onto for the past few years, but 191!! The blessing and curse of being tall is that I can gain 10 lbs and not really know it.

So, goal stays at 30lbs, new goal weight 160...oh well!