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Welcome to my page! My name is Sarah and I've been back and forth with Spark for a few years now. I'm back and hoping to start fresh.

I spent the large majority of my life participating in life very actively. I played every sport I could get my hands on and was also in the military. Despite being active, I always had poor eating and drinking habits. Staying active (and young) prevented me from seeing the negative affects of my poor diet. Over the last few years I've spent more time on tne couch than on the trails and I've drank more pop than water. The short of it is that I've let myself go and I'm trying to get myself back.

I've been married for almost four years and my husband and I have been trying to conceive for a year now. I've gained at least 15 pounds over this last year...some stress, some pure laziness. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid in October, though I've been told that after testing, it's not the cause of my fertility issues.

I know I need to begin taking care of myself and making myself and my health my number one priority. I plan on doing this with continued acupuncture for fertility, taking my herbs, sticking to my fertility diet (at least 80% of the time!) and working out at moderate to high intensity at least 4 days a week.

Member Since: 9/29/2009

Fitness Minutes: 385

My Goals:
1. Lose 10% of my weight (15 pounds).

2. Clean up diet.

3. Stay very active.

4. Pay off debt.

5. Save $$$.

6. Get pregnant.


My Program:
1. Take daily herbs.
2. Take vitamins.
3. Drink primarily water.
4. Drink green tea daily.
5. Get in all freggie servings.
6. Less eating out.
7. More planned meals.
8. Follow my fertility diet 80% of the time.
9. Chart dailly temps.
10. Exercise 4-5 days/week.
11. Lift weights.
12. Intense cardio.
13. 8 hours of sleep
14. Document progress.
15. Stay positive!!!!

Personal Information:
My name is Sarah and I'm originally from Chicago. I live just outside the city with my wonderful husband of three years and our goofy dog. I work as a teacher of the visually impaired and an early intervention specialist for babies with visual impairments.

TTC for one year.

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I love "putzing" around. I enjoy spending time with my hubby, dog, family and friends. I enjoy reading, crafting, planning, watching the news and lots of other mindless tv, working in my garden, decorating and organizing my house and meeting new friends!

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    Thanks for the uplifting comment. It really brightened my day!
    I'm crossing my fingers for your IVF! emoticon
    1951 days ago
  • v MCK0582
    Thanks! Yeah, I don't know if I really am calm or if it is the whole shock-reaction of being in control b/c I really haven't processed what is going on. Who knows! I am so ready for next Friday so I just know for sure and can figure out the next step if I need to.
    1955 days ago
  • v MCK0582
    My blood test is scheduled for the end of next week. The remaining two embryos we had couldn't be frozen so I'm nervous about the embryos they transferred. But I hope I'm offering a great environment that at least one of them will want to stick around in :)
    1956 days ago
  • v MCK0582
    Hi! Retrieval went well. You can read my latest blog entry for a bit more info about both that & the transfer. But I've been really impressed with how easy things have been so far. I think in my head I'd worked myself up about all the meds and the procedures that they weren't as bad in reality.

    I am so excited for your journey. I hope you keep us posted and I will do the same. I hope 2013 is a blessed year for both of us!
    1958 days ago
    Thanks for the add! I'm looking forward to getting to know you! emoticon
    1959 days ago
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