Thursday, April 14, 2011

Down Three Pounds

Well, fellow bloggers,

I can hardly believe it but I am down three pounds. As of today, I have successfully cut soda and Iced Tea out of my diet! I am watching my portion control, and am doing better with not over eating.

I have been trying to drink more water, but that is still a goal I am working on. 

I have also started to drink Green Tea which is better for you and is supposed to help with your metabolism. I have to be careful to stop drinking it by 6 so that I can take my prenatal vitamins that the doctor wants me on for future children.

The Green Tea affects the body's ability to absorb folic acid. I would have never known that without my ladies at Love that place!

Every once in a while, I still allow myself a small cheat like a glass of strawberry or chocolate milk or lately, some mini Reese's PB eggs. I think allowing myself to have these small items quenches my snacking urge and also helps tremendously because I don't feel like I'm starving or giving up the things I love.

Thank you to everyone for their support. Please continue to keep holding me accountable and lifting me up in your prayers! Thank You!


  1. Congrats! That's a big deal, and hey you can have whatever in small amounts. Don't feel guilty or like you are "cheating." Better to do it every now and then than deprive yourself and gorge later.

  2. Great job!! you are getting there!! Found you through bloggy moms! I am your newest follower!!
    Sadie Jane

  3. Hello from BloggyMoms! I'm a tea drinker too! A tea I think you may enjoy is Rooibos tea. Its an African tea that has no caffeine and twice the amount of antioxidants of green tea. It's very calming thats so good for your tummy and babies too. You can drink it while pregnant and Breast feeding. It is also very nutritional! You can read more about it on my blog (the post is about BFing moms, but talks about Rooibos)

    Also, coconut oil is wonderful for weight loss, I've been taking it for two months. I have more energy, increased metabolism and have slimmed down a bit.

    Best wishes on your goal!

    I'm following you now, would love it if you returned the favor :)


Our Journey towards Making a Family

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Short Version:
11-28-2008- Started Dating

2-14-2010- Got Engaged :)

4-3-2010- First Positive Test- Baby 1 due 12/10/10

5-1-2010- Miscarriage at 8wks2days

12-10-2010- Estimated Due Date for Baby 1

5-5-2011- Second Positive Test- Baby 2 due 1-12-12
5-7-2011- We are Married!! :)
5-14-2011- Miscarriage at 5wks2days

6-16-2011- Repeated Pregnancy Loss blood work
6-23-2011- HSG looks good!
6-23-2011- dx positive ANA- Anti Nuclear Antibodies

07-05-2011- Rheumatologist Appointment
7-11-2011- dx Low Vitamin D levels. Start Prescription Vitamin D and baby aspirin

09/2011- Officially No Longer Preventing

10/5/11-First cycle Actively Trying. AF shows up

11/21/11-Celiac Bloodwork Negative, Vit D still lower than normal, start another prescription. Continue prenatals with Vit. D as well

01-12-12-Estimated Due Date for Baby 2
01/12-Vit D in normal range, start over the counter Daily Calcium with Vit D supplement per Rhuematologist.

2/15/12-Appt with new Ob who is more proactive with Progesterone Testing-suspects progesterone issues.

2/15/12- 5/9/12-Stop trying and start new charting method (Creighton) to watch for hormone imbalance.