Thursday, November 05, 2009
Okay, now I REALLY don't have time to exercise like I should. Not only do I have an almost-4-month-old baby (and a 5-year-old), but I've started up my own home based travel agency! I'm pretty busy, but I'm really loving it, and things are going great so far! I'm working with a host agency that provides training and access to all the travel agent booking engines, so that I have access to all the best rates. Check out my website at www.OceanAdventureTravel.com.
Even though I haven't been exercising and I can't diet (I'm breastfeeding, and my milk supply drops every time I try to diet.), I've still lost a couple of pounds -- I'm 138.8 right now. As long as I can stay below 140, I'm happy for now.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Well, my pregnancy weight gain started out fabulously. I would eat whatever I wanted to, and I only gained 2.5 pounds up until my 17th week! Unfortunately, it's all catching up with me now. I've actually been trying to be better about what I eat, but I've gained 3.5 pounds in the last week and a half! My overall total weight gain so far is okay since I gained so little in the beginning, but I don't like the turn my weight gain has taken lately. I wanted to start doing the pregnancy exercise DVDs that I got for X-mas, but I've had a weird pain in my side for the past couple days (not like the regular round ligament pains -- this is something different), so I was scared to push myself at all. Hopefully this pain will go away soon and I'll feel okay to exercise this weekend.
Unrelated rant: I hate my boobs! They've always been bigger than I wanted them to be (34 D), but now even my 34 DD bras are getting too small. I have two 34 DD bras, but I don't want to wear them right now because I'm going on a cruise in a couple weeks, so I want to save them for the trip. (Yes, I'm too lazy to wear them now and wash then before the cruise.) So now I'm back in my 34 D, and I'm completely falling out of it, and it's driving me crazy! I just spent $50 on the DDs that barely fit me anymore, not to mention the $300+ on maternity clothes, so I really don't want to have to spend more money for bigger bras again, but I guess I'm going to have to soon. (I don't even know what comes after DD. I've heard of DDD and E, but I have no idea which is bigger.)
Saturday, November 01, 2008
After trying for 14 months, I'm finally pregnant! I was scheduled to have a very unpleasant procedure (HSG) this month, and then we were going to start IUI in January, so this happened just in time! My doctor offered me Clomid way back in June, but I decided to hold off, and I'm so glad I did!
Last week at this time I was depressed about my supposed infertility and wondering how on earth we were going to afford infertility treatments, and now here I am just a few days later with a baby growing in my tummy!
Monday, October 27, 2008
I've been depressed and over-eating a lot lately. I stepped on the scale today expecting monumental damage, but was thrilled and amazed to find that I weigh exactly the same as I did before I started dieting! Now to most people that may not seem like good news, but I'm really happy about it. I was scared to ever try dieting again because I have a history of bouncing all around between 118-148 whenever I've tried to lose weight. After 11 months without dieting, I ended up happily stable at 132.
But I really wanted to wear a bikini on my cruise in September, so I ventured into the world of dieting once again, knowing that I would successfully lose as much weight as I wanted to, but pretty worried that I would bounce back to the other end again and end up way over my starting point (132) by the time I got things back under control after vacation.
But now I feel terrific! I got down to a great bikini size, and now I'm no worse off for it! Now I just have to decide whether I want to go back to my non-dieting stable 132-pound self, or try to keep myself in the 120's. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spending a lot of time back at home with my parents coming up these next couple months, I think I'd better try to get myself back to the mid 120's. It would be nice not to have to diet as hard as I did this last time before my next cruise in May.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I ALWAYS get stuck in vacation mode. Momentum is such a big deal for me. When I'm in diet mode, I feel like I can keep it up forever, but it takes a while to get back there after a vacation. I'm back up in the 130s now, and I just have no motivation to get back on my diet.
It was easy last time. With the cruise (and wanting to wear a bikini) lurking just around the corner, lack of motivation wasn't an issue. But now that I don't have a "reason" to lose weight (other than that I always want to be thinner in general), I'm having a really hard time sticking to my diet plans.
And being depressed isn't helping my motivation. I quit a job I loved, I hate where I live, and it looks like we're going to need IUI or IVF to get pregnant. (We can handle a few tries at IUI, but if that doesn't work I don't think we can come up with the money for IVF.)
I just feel so blah. I have no motivation to do anything. I think I'll just take it easy through the weekend and try to get back on track on Monday.
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