Well, because nothing exciting has happened! LOL!!! To sum it up, I've been working out, but eating a lot, therefore I am STILL bouncing around at 189 - 192 lbs. While I DO have the Lap-Band, it doesn't prevent head hunger...and frankly that might be the only reason I ever eat anything. I'm proud that all my working out has paid off and definitely made me stronger, and more toned. I've noticed a HUGE difference in the size of my tummy from doing all this cardio!! But I seriously need to re-think my diet or I will NEVER lose any weight. *frustrated*
I am NOT taking any metformin or pretnatal vitamins (just regular gummies), and to tell you the truth it's kind of nice! My "digestive" system doesn't bother me...I'm regular...(no metformin diarrhea, yay!) And I don't really notice a difference not taking the prenatals vs. a gummy. The gummies have folic acid too - so I might just use those instead. Chewing pills with the Lap-Band is GROSS!
I'm AM super excited that I had a PERIOD on my own January 18th. I think I've had a total of 5 - 10 periods my entire life that were "natural" and not induced with birth control or some sort of fertility med.
I've been doing the "Couch to 5K Running Program" - and it's pretty much the best thing I've ever done!! It's starts you off slowly, and gradually builds up your running ability. It was relatively challenging at first, then became easy as the first week wore on. I wanted to do MORE running, but the program says to avoid straining yourself. I went from running a mile in like 16 minutes, to running a mile in 14:30. I realize most people could WALK that - but I have short legs! And I jog at 4.0 MPH, and run at 5.0 MPH. When I used to run, I would push way too hard, hurt my knees, then stop working out. This gradually gets you up to a good pace, and it certainly has for ME! I LOVE running!
For three solid weeks I worked out almost daily for 30 minutes a day! THEN I GOT SICK. I've been sick for 11 flippin' days - but I feel like I'm getting a little better. I've been coughing up my left lung basically, so that's why I'm hesitant to start again. But I need to, or else I will have to start all over!!!
Bradley was watching Oprah the other day (you just have to know my husband to realize this is normal) and they were discussing PCOS. It's the leading cause of infertility in America - and 90% of people with PCOS can reverse and stop the effects with diet and exercise. Furthermore, they discussed how exercise does more than just make you fit… apparently your muscles have the ability to treat insulin differently when they are stronger and being utilized. Instead of becoming resistant to the insulin (causing PCOS), your body learns to use the produced insulin. Therefore making your ovaries work. Apparently.
People place so much emphasis on eating right while trying to get pregnant with PCOS. (Or get pregnant in general.) Low carbs, lots of protein, no soy, etc...etc... (which is STILL way important) but we rarely hear about the benefits of getting LOTS of exercise.
I don’t mean strolling a mile or two each day (though that is better than nothing…). I’m talking about challenging cardio, muscle toning Pilates, yoga…
Honestly, I was scared to workout while actively trying to conceive. The last thing I want is my uterus bouncing all around while spermie and egg are trying to embrace. So I took it slow and easy. I also didn’t want to miscarry all over the yoga mat while doing ab crunches.
Now it’s different. Since we’re working on our bodies it’s much easier to push myself, make myself stronger, and not worry about anything else. If my body is strong and healthy, the baby will be too.
I went to the maternity store with my friend and put on the "fake" belly they have in the dressing room. If anything will motivate me to LOSE WEIGHT before getting pregnant - this is it. I looked like a complete COW!!! *sigh* I really DO want to be CUTE and pregnant so I can take tons of pictures - especially afer the baby is born. There will be so many snapshot flying around at that time - I need to look like a MILF!
My goal before going on any fertility meds, or trying again is to be 160lbs. That's still a good 30lbs, but if I REALLY push myself I bet I could get there by May.
Bradley and I have decided that he is going to get a semen analysis as soon as possible, and I might get an HSG. Is that where they put the dye in your uterus to see if your tubes are blocked? That's what I want. LOL! We think it's better just to rule out anything before we continue.
Wish me ~~~~*~*~*~~*~**Baby Dust~~~~***~****~*~*~*~*~***~**~