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Sort of an ok day...but sort of not?

Friday, December 07, 2012

Eh, feeling pretty ok today, even though a lot seems to be going wrong. We've spent about 8 - 10 thousand dollars in car repairs in the last year or so and now my car is going into the shop...AGAIN! I think it's the alternator. But we JUST spent about 1500 last month on repairs. Plus, the 480 on our other car. That's 2,000 in one month alone!

On the other hand, I'm very thankful that we can afford to make those payments and thankful for my job. There was a time that no way in heck could a big expense like that happen! So the car situation sucks, but I obviously have a lot to be thankful for.

I haven't blogged in the last few days - my husband has been home at the same time as I and he HATES it when I'm on the computer. It causes fights. So I spend the time with him. Of course, I love spending time with him but I feel bad not getting on SP especially now that I'm trying to be more active! Well, happiness in my marriage is important, too!

Stress levels are pretty ok even with everything going on. I don't know if it's the acupuncture or the Chinese herbs or the 10 other supplements I'm on for fertility. But really, I'm not getting that overwhelming sense of PANIC!!! that I usually get. Yeah, there's some "oh, crap" but not the kind that used to just paralyze me. That's a huge step :)

Eating has been okay, but I'm not doing a 100% job of logging and I really need to. Even though I do WANT to follow South Beach, my naturopath really, really, really does not want me doing that kind of diet. I've cut out a lot that is also not allowed on SB, but she still wants me eating grains and such. So I'm having a little bit of brown rice here and there. The other day I made brown rice and mixed it with roasted veggies 50:50 so even a nice, heaping portion wasn't that much rice! I'm also allowed to have yams sometimes, and I do love my yams! I'm also having Ezekiel bread here and there. There is some evidence that going too low-carb isn't good for fertility. My body is out of balance and she wants my diet balanced. So: brown rice now and then, one serving of fruit a day, veggies, etc.

I am VERY happy to report that I have been without coffee in just under 2 months and have now been on only herbal teas (transitioned with green/black tea) for 3 days! I'm feeling great and have great energy :)

Overall, following my naturopath's guidelines for food + the many supplements + acupuncture has me feeling pretty darned good! Of course, the end goal is a baby, but feeling good on the way isn't such a bad thing!
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    Wow that is awesome you have been off coffee for 2 months! I am jealous! That sucks about the cars! It is nice you can afford to get them fixed. Sounds like eating is going well. Happy Chanukah Eddy!
    1385 days ago
    We have 4 vehicles so we seem to always have one with car trouble and sometimes more than one. We have to have more than one car as far out as we live as there are not cabs nor mass transit. It's very expensive to have vehicles.

    My hubby takes up my time too when I'm home. Men. LOL.

    South Beach is pretty healthy actually and does allow whole grains. I use brown rice occasionally. And I always eat yams and have 3 servings of fruit a day.

    Good job on the coffee. I gave it up years ago.
    1387 days ago
    Well you have to keep the DH happy mine is the same so I try not to be on here as much

    1389 days ago
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