Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Eating Right

A couple of months ago I started a more diligent effort to live a healthier lifestyle. The exercise part I've done really well at but the is just too good!
My mom is also frustrated with trying to eat right and she has gained back some of the weight she worked so hard to loose a couple of years ago. We both know how to eat properly but the accountability factor is what is missing. It's especially hard when the two of us have husbands who aren't as concerned about what they eat. So we are going to answer to each other.
We're aiming for a realistic approach to eating. Yes we want results but with most "diets" people loose the weight and then gain a wack back again. We don't want that to happen to us. Besides, who can give up desserts and chips completely and not be grumpy about it? We want a lifestyle we can keep up. A few simple rules for ourselves:
1. Bring healthy snacks to avoid grabbing the donuts in the coffee room at our jobs.
2. Eat regularly to curb hunger and prevent possible binge eating.
3. If we have a treat make sure it is worth the calories and eat less of it.
4. Keep the amount of unhealthy food available at home to a minimum.
5. When we go out, exercise discretion and control.

Yesterday was day one and we did really well. My mom wishes to loose some weight. I, of course, hope to be pregnant soon where weight loss is not good. My goal is to be healthy for a healthy future baby and do what I can for my body to help it get through the process easier.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Round 2.
The second month of trying is almost upon us and I'm excited. Last month I was still quite apprehensive but that has mostly passed. My husband and I spent the evening with some friends who have four kids with the youngest being 2 months old. Being around a little baby had us both melting and solidified our desire for another one of our own.
I also recently got the great news that a close couple-friends are finally pregnant after a year and half! I am thrilled for them but at the same time I'm thinking if it takes us that long this blog will get incredibly boring.

I made the mistake of getting on the scale this morning. Scales are such vile inventions and really should be made illegal. I've been faithfully running three to four times a week for almost two months and have not lost a pound!!!!!! What the heck? If I didn't actually feel good after running I would drop my treadmill off of a cliff and cheer at its death. Do I eat that badly? Or too much? I know I said that my original goal with exercising and eating healthy was to prep my body for pregnancy with weight loss being secondary. But seriously, shouldn't at least two or three pounds be gone? Shouldn't my pants feel a bit looser?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Strike One

I was at the doctor yesterday and although that was not the reason for my visit I asked if they could do a pregnancy test. I figured,
"Why not?" I was there anyway and had been experiencing some nausea (no missed period yet though).
I'm not surprised. Our attempts have been very infrequent. I said to my hubby that we'll have to give it a little more effort to even give us a hope. I know it only takes once but more does up one' s chances.
A vacation to forget about life and relax would also help but that' s not going to happen.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I am already making myself crazy.
Am I? Or am I not?
Well, I have been a bit queasy off and on for the last couple of days...
I am more aware of myself and possible body changes than I ever have been.
I should have a better idea by the end of the week if anything has happened.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

To buy or not to buy?

As the weather is morphing its way from winter cold to summer warmth my need for sweaters is diminishing and short-sleeved shirts is increasing. I have a love/hate relationship with season changes. On the one hand it's nice to shift to a completely different wardrobe, on the other hand it means the variety of clothes needed is larger. I dislike all my clothes right now and am resisting the urge to significantly spruce up my attire options. We are not flush with money so I don't run out and buy clothes whenever I feel like it. I analyze what I have and try to determine what bear minimum would make me feel better about getting dressed every day. Then I shop very carefully, and with self-control, and I usually come home feeling good about my finds rather than guilty at unnecessary spending.
With pregnancy being in the works new regular clothes are not a very practical decision right now.
"But my wardrobe is so drab right now!!!" (in a whiny voice)
Logic, logic.
Maybe if there's a great sale somewhere I'll buy a shirt or two but for now I'll have to make do with what I have. Hopefully it won't be long before I get to go shopping for maternity clothes anyway.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I ovulated last night.
No, I'm not one of those woman who promptly ran screaming at her husband,
"We have to have sex right now!"
I have lower abdominal tenderness, and pain that feels like mild cramps each month when I ovulate. That's how I know. "Trying" for us will basically mean not doing anything to prevent a baby. Our sex life will proceed pretty much as it always has.
Okay, I admit, knowing when I ovulate and knowing that we're trying for another baby certainly does encourage a little more frequency of the activity. There is also an increased level of excitement when it has a purpose.
Weird? I don't know.
I find that the thought of being pregnant is constantly on my mind.
Am I? Will I?
I'm going to be hypersensitive to any all possible symptoms and then watch like a hawk for my next period.
One moment I want it to happen right away, the next I want it to take at least another month.
I'll let you know when I know.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sweet Talkin'

Do you know how virutally impossible it is to eliminate sugar from one's diet? Sugar is in practically everything.
I've been trying, really. But...
I simply can't drink my coffee without something to sweeten it.
Oatmeal without some brown sugar sprinkled on top? Puhleese! Talk about bland.
A co-worker's mom brought us the best cookies ever and the voice calling "eat me" was so loud I had to shut it up to avoid upsetting customers. I had two.
Then it was a family member's birthday the other night so of course I had to have some cake.
It's a loosing battle I tell ya.
Everyday I resolve to be better tomorrow but tomorrow always ends up being more than my taste buds can handle.