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After two tests........

Monday, May 21, 2012

.............I'M PREGNANT!!!!!

I still can't quite believe it. I don't think it will really sink in until my first doctors appointment. I was so sure that I would have to go back to the fertility doctor and start hormone shots, which would have been terrible. During my last appointment my fertility doc said that we would be taking the summer off and that he would really like me to loss 10% of my body weight, which would make the drugs work more effectively. Well that appointment was just over a month ago and since then I've lost almost 10 lbs, and low and behold got preggers without any interventions at all.

I was so happy on Sat when I took the first test that I was shaky all day. I just couldn't believe that it actually had happened. After almost two years of trying and being beyond frustrated it just seemed too easy. I can only hope the rest of the pregnancy goes easily as well.

You know everyone kept telling me that we needed to stop worrying about trying. Well that is easier said than done. When it is something you have hoped and dreamed of since you were little it's not so easy to just forget about it and let things happen. This month was different. I knew we were doing anything to help things along. I was focused on my weight loss journey, as is my hubby. We have both been doing great and I guess all my body needed was a little extra weight off and some restful relaxation.

I am so excited to see what the next nine months will bring, and especially excited to meet this new little person, who is currently the size of a sesame seed emoticon

emoticon He finally came!!

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K8CAL917 5/21/2012 4:28PM


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JBC1023 5/21/2012 2:14PM

    Congrats!!! I wish you all the best!

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LAKEGIRL76 5/21/2012 2:12PM

    Congratulations! It is amazing what losing some weight can do! I had been trying for nine months, and using the ovulation predictor kits, but wasn't ovulating. I lost thirty pounds last fall, ovulated and got pregnant that month. The baby is on its way the end of July. Here's to a healthy pregnancy!

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Frustrated and in Pain...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Well here we are again. I'm back to where I was before I started this 90 day challenge with my DH. This week I decided that in order to lose weight faster I needed to add in some strength training. I wasn't going to do anything drastic and just start small with 20 reps of various exercises for about 10 mins before I get on the elliptical. I did good for two days, nice and easy with no major pains. And then Thursday I did something that I shouldn't have. I was on the floor doing some chest presses when I thought "oh what the heck let's try some crunches". I only did 2 sets of 10 reps. I got on my elliptical and went for 50 mins. And then Friday morning hit.

Let me give you a little background so this makes more sense. I have fibromyalgia. I have tender points throughout my body that if pressed feel like the worse bruise of your life. My nerves don't understand pleasure feelings and so everything feels like pain. I have really bad tender points in my low back/hip area. During March I had a flare, way more pain then usual, for most of the month. This meant that I had bad pain standing, bending, walking, basically moving my low back at all. It finally subsided at the beginning of April and I have been going strong with exercise and changing my eating habits all month. I'm down over 6 lbs so far!

Needless to say I am having another flare. Those darn crunches, those pesky little 20 reps, have put me back on the couch with ice on my back and pain whenever I move. I don't know how long this will last, but I'm praying with some rest this weekend I can move again by Monday. I feel like I don't have time for pain. I need to lose 10% of my body weight so I can get back to trying for a baby. I'm losing my motivation as I type because I want to get up and do something but know I will end up in tears if I do. I feel like my body is failing me.

I would really appreciate any suggestions, advice, support on what I should do now. What do you do when it hurts to much to move?

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KAYFORR 5/11/2012 3:18PM

  I concur with 2labs2love, a friend of mine has lupus and she swims when her symptoms begin to get worse. She indicates this is gentler on the joints and causes less stress. Even slowly walking from one end of the pool to the next (in the water of course) provides enough gently resistance to make it work, and leaves you feeling productive. Rest and try not to over do it.

Comment edited on: 5/11/2012 3:22:22 PM

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2LABS2LOVE 5/5/2012 9:11PM

    My mom has the same condition. Honestly, she prays a lot and swims. Swimming, she says, makes her feel better as long as she does not overdue it. Feel better... emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/28/2012 2:54PM

    I sure don't understand your condition, so can't give
much advice.

I do hope that a weekend of rest will ease the pain for you.

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Fertility Appointment

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I went for a check-in type appointment with my fertility doctor today. Though I realized as I was leaving that we could have discussed everything over the phone and I didn't really need to drive 1 hr 45 min round trip for a twenty minute conversation. I just completed six months of pills in an attempt to get preggers, obviously none of them worked or this would be a really different blog. So today we talked about where to go from here. Basically he told me that I should take the summer off from tracking, temping, charting, etc. Which is somewhat frustrating since we have been trying for two years come August. To take off three months of actively trying is a little discouraging. Though I do have something to work on in the coming months. The second part of our discussion centered around my weight, and how losing 10% of my body weight may resolve some of the issues I have with my cycle, specifically my screwed up pituitary gland that isn't sending the right hormones. My DH likes to remind me that people were right and it is all in my head, isn't he just too funny? So, it's a good thing that my DH and me have already started a 90 day challenge which has resulted in an almost 5 lb loss for me in the first two weeks. I am anxious to get back on the scale and see what this week is going to be like so maybe I can achieve the 10% sooner than three months. Here's hoping and praying and working my butt off to achieve my goals!

emoticon I hope he visits me soon :)

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2LABS2LOVE 4/24/2012 10:04PM

    Trust me, the waiting part is so darn hard. I gained my weight due to infertility. Sometimes I am still amazed I have children. The idea of not having them is still so ingrained in my mind. Don't lose hope and it has nothing to do with "relaxing'. If I had a dollar for every time someone said that to me! emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/22/2012 5:59PM

    WOW, I know you can meet the challenge.

SOmetimes just losing a bit of weight and letting go of the
anxiety to TRY to get pregnant, will result in pregnancy.

God is Still in Control, so give it some time and relax and just
enjoy being together.

Words from someone who has been there, done that ;)

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MCK0582 4/19/2012 1:08PM

    A friend of a friend decided last summer to stop worrying about it for a few months, bought a boat even and ended up getting pregnant when they weren't trying. So sometimes just giving into submission for awhile ends up making it happen. Good luck!

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JPGSMOM 4/19/2012 12:27PM

    I pray that you may get your blessing soon. God works in mysterious ways. I was blessed with my son when I never thought it would be possible. Sometimes he knows better than we do when our time is right. Try to keep your spirits up. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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Bachelorette Weekend in Chicago

Friday, April 13, 2012

I am heading out early in the morning with five other girls to celebrate a friends bachelorette party in Chicago. I am somewhat concerned that I will not be able to have my breakfast and lunch shakes and may go a little crazy with food. I am still trying to teach myself portion sizes, which means I weigh everything. And I still under estimate how much I am eating when I don't weigh stuff. I am also concerned about giving in to peer pressure and drinking too much while out on the town. I have a tendency to drink fast and pay for it all the next few days. I am trying to have self control with both food and drink. I just hope that doesn't fly out the window when I get away from home. I suppose I'll let you all know how I did on Sunday night.

emoticon I hope this isn't me come Sunday.
emoticon Here's my goal :)


Hurray for 3.8 Pounds!!!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I weighed myself this morning after a week of completing changing my eating habits and adding in three to four workouts. I was so happy to see the number down 3.8 pounds! I can't believe that I lost almost 4 pounds in a week, it is definitely the motivation I need to continue the weight loss challenge my husband and me started last week. He challenged me to switching out two meals for protein shakes and adding in way more fruit and veggie snacks throughout the day. Well I've made it a week and have something to show for it. I hope I can keep up with him and go the whole 90 days he wants to. I'm trying to take it one day and at a time and see how I feel. This week is starting out better then last week when all I could think of was sandwiches, burgers, sushi, soup, etc. etc. I know it's all a mindset and I'm telling myself that I can go the distance, that I'm worth the work it's going to take, and that I will feel so much better about myself if I can stick with something that long.

emoticon Me!!!

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    Congratulations on the weight loss. You are doing fantastic! Have a good rest of the week and keep up the good work.

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AUNTRENEE 4/10/2012 10:52PM

    Good for you on the weight loss. I should challenge my dad and myself on getting some weight off. He's wanting to get some off too.

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