Monday, April 30, 2012

Gearing Up

Well... things are changing! For the past 2 AF's they have been exactly 54 days in cycle length.  This past month I had a hell of a time tracking ovulation, and I think I know why.  I got my period today and this time the cycle length is 31 days.  Much more manageable then a 54 day cycle - I just hope this keeps up.

I also lost 7lbs this month!  Go me.

I bought the Clear Blue Easy Ovualtion tracker kit and hope this start tracking with this new cycle.

Feeling very positive.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Weight Loss

I love seeing new numbers on the scale.  I was 152 today!!!!

From our trip to SF in December - this jeans are now falling off me , I can hardly keep them up!!

I think back to the days of 164+ and I am so happy how far I have come.  It's been a really rocky journey but it seems to me that things are finally starting to come out in my favor.  I just hope to keep the momentum going.

I think whats been a huge help is Chrial Balance.  If you have PCOS- please check out the link, and speak with your doctor.  I am also taking MetforminER and changed my diet to reduce carbs - but I truly feel that the DCI has given my body a huge boost.  I'm so so grateful to have known about this.  

I think for me it took about 8 weeks to get in my system. I have noticed an improvement in acne and unwanted hair growth.  Check out my progress here :

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Computer.... friend or foe?

Currently I have a lot of down time at my job.  I do, do things to keep myself busy... like vacuuming, re-organization, filling of re-filing, walking up and down 6 flights of stairs every other hour to get some exercise,  and more cleaning.  But there is this great brand new computer in front of me with lightning speed internet and I have a nasty habit of sitting in front of the computer for long periods of time at Facebook for example looking at all the baby pictures out there... looking at everyone's happy faces, chubby cheeks, and hospital photos.

I'm torturing myself.  Why do I do this?

I'm already not feeling well, with a sinus infection which I think was brought on by flying, weather change, and allergies.  So, since I'm already not feeling well ...I decide to "rub salt in the wound" and look at baby pictures for 2 hours today.

It's sick I know.

Then if I am able to break away for being a total creep on FB, I move onto pinterest and explore all the nursery styles and kid pin's ppl have up.  I have seen some ppl. on pinterest that post "Someday" boards that have baby names, nursery decor, baby gifts...... but I just can't bring myself to do it.  I have "liked" some baby posts but I eventually delete them.  It's hard for me to let ppl. (family/friends) in - I don't want them to know of my struggles.  I'm even now rethinking this post, but I thought this was a better way to use my time them cyber stalking.

Why do things have to be so hard?

 I'm not stressed out, just generally frustrated by my situation.  With my birthday now in the rear view mirror.... I can't help but think I'm behind missing out - and so help me if someone else tells me "you have plenty of time" or "it'll happen when you are nothing thinking about it" I pity the person for I don't know if I'll be able to keep it together.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I'm Baaaaack! - "older, wiser, & relaxed"

Aruba - was AWESOME!  

I have in the past, had birthday freak-outs, no need to go into detail.  This year no freak-outs for the big 30. We started the day with breakfast in bed, a massage at the spa, a day of sight seeing, topped off with a wonderful birthday dinner where our toes were in the water on the beach.                                     

So, I'm really 30.  I know everyone I talk to usually has the response "but your so young" "just a baby, yourself" "30 is no big deal".... to me it was a big deal.  I think back to the days before I was married planning my life out by age, I think all girls do this at some point.  I feel like my varying original plan is not to far off.  I remember my plan  - " I want to be married by 25" - I was married at 27.... just a 2 years off.  Not to bad - I have only been married now, for a lil over 2 years now - but I have been with my Husband for over 7 years.  I can't imagine life without him.  He has truly made me better person - and I love that we are growing together.  He really makes me understand the word family so differently.  

Now, for the the other part of our family - the baby. My struggle with PCOS/INFERTILITY continues.  Some days are better then others.  I pretty much let my diet slip while on vacation - and my tummy was upset a lot.  I noticed with the MetforminER - that it's either I feel great or awful, not in-between.  The more junk I eat the worse I feel.  So I plan to get back on track ASAP.  I feel a slight sense of relief that I believe I am now on a menstrual cycle.  Hoping that I am able to achieve pregnancy with the use of Charting, Metformin ER, DCI, and a better diet.  

Here's to hoping that 30 will be a year of great change!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Happy Birthday to me.......

Well I won't be blogging for about a week.  I am turning 30 on Friday and my Husband and I are taking a fun getaway to Aruba for Birthday/Easter.  I'm super excited to go on vacation.

I have also started to chart my basal body temp ..... so that is pretty exciting.  I bought the below thermometer from Walgreen's - I noticed some of the reviews on their website were negative.... thought it was unreliable... but it has a lifetime warranty, so I thought it may be worth a try.  I can always return it if I found the temp to bounce around to much.  I have the period tracked app, on my iphone and have been plugging in my temp every morning.  Has anyone found a chart they like?

I think I may finally be on a "cycle" of 54 days, so that I hope will also help with the planning.  I'm feeling a tiny bit of relief that I seem to have a cycle now.  I think it's a combination of eating better, exercising, MetforminER, and DCI from Chiral Balance.  I have also lost 4 lbs. since Jan. and feel like I am maybe heading in the right direction.

Hope everyone is doing well.  I am thinking about you all.  I'll post as soon as I return! CHEERS~