Saturday, June 08, 2013
Lately I've not been using Spark to track my workouts or meals. I really only log in here to read other's blogs and track my weight and measurements. I am officially 193lbs today which felt sooo weird to see on the scale.... I am on the lower end of the 190s now and so close to seeing a 180 number I can almost taste it! But at the same time I am sooooo far away from my original Mini Goal #5 which was to get into the "Healthy" BMI range. I knew this was going to be a rough goal as it's over 20lbs from my last one. Today I figured that 192lbs would make me 80 lbs lighter than my starting weight on Spark and I think 80lbs is certainly worth celebrating! So I added it in. :) I'm cheeky like that! haha
Thinking about how far I have come with Spark made me want to look back at my charts from way back when... I pulled a report from October 2010 when I first started my journey and I can't stop looking at it! It makes me soooo happy for several reasons. 1) You can see where I lost interest/became to busy/just plain fell off the old wagon but more important than that you can also see where I picked myself up, dusted off and started back. 2) I am a geek and I think charts are Purdy ;) and 3) It shows a tenacity and stick-to-it-tiveness that I rarely see in my life. This chart is my proof to myself that I CAN set and achieve a goal... no matter HOW long it takes me. It renews my resolve to keep at it. Baby or no baby.
I've done some research and it seems that the kind of aggressive workouts I am currently doing won't work well with IVF so I will have to slow down soon in preparation for a September IVF procedure. Luckily my clean eating diet will work just fine with a few adjustments. I need to go completely wheat and dairy free according to some of the studies I have read for best success and I will be adopting something more of a Mediterranean style of eating in the months leading up to the transfer. At the end of June I will stop working with my fabulous new trainer and go the rest of the way alone. This means that I will need to put in some of my hardest and best work in the next 3 weeks because once I slow down I expect to plateau for a little while - and that's okay. I would do ANYTHING to ensure that my body is most ready to accept the blessing of a baby. I admit that I am scared of baby weight and how that is going to set me back on this journey a little (or maybe a lot... my friend gained 90lbs with her daughter!!) But as I have said all along this journey... the months/years spent in the gym AFTER my child is born will be among the happiest, most satisfied hours I've ever spent in a gym. WORTH EVERY POUND!
If I can be at my 100lbs lost goal (172lbs) by IVF date I will be overjoyed!! But more important than that I REALLY, REALLY am aiming to meet my 177lb "Healthy" BMI goal. That way I will know that my body is at it's healthiest for the procedure.
Anyway... I had best sign off now... work calls... If you haven't yet had a chance to read my infertility story and plea for help you can find it here: http://www.gofundme.com/babybu