Friday, March 08, 2013
Hi everyone. Sorry I've been so silent lately. I've been torn between sharing everything that's been going on with me - because I know how sweet Sparkers are and that I'd get a lot of support - and keeping it to myself because it's not really SP-related. But, today is a SNOW DAY, so I have some time and have decided to share.
I guess the short version of my story is that I had a lot of fertility testing done to figure out what might have caused my miscarriages, and they actually found a few things that are treatable - hormonal imbalance type stuff. For example, even though my thyroid level wasn't out of the average range, they put me on thyroid medication because for pregnancy they want your TSH to be very low. And the amazing side effect is that I've felt really fantastic on the thyroid medication! In fact, they recently increased my dose and all of a sudden I lost five pounds without trying (more energy maybe). They found some other minor things too, so now I'm in the process of using a bunch of medications to hopefully get my system just right so that my next pregnancy might be more successful than the others. (If anyone had been wondering, that was what I meant in my status when I said that I have a plan, and I hope it works.)
With all this going on I have felt almost zero motivation to track calories or diet. I have read that one of the medications I'm using works best if you lose weight (if you are overweight). As always, I've been working out on a very regular basis and am loving exercise, but lately I've kind of been at peace with my eating. I would say I've been eating healthy most of the time, though in quantities that make me feel good rather than change my weight.
Other than that, school has been busy as always, and my hubby and I have been busy trying to make our house look a little cozier - curtains and rugs and new furniture and stuff. I should post pictures sometime. Anyway, I really, really hope that I have some exciting news to share soon...and I hope you are all doing really well!