Thursday, March 20, 2014

Weightloss update 3/20

Well I started the week (Sunday) at 181lbs.. this morning I was at 177!!! I'm elated! I feel great and I should have no problem meeting the goal I set for myself which was 170 by my dr appointment on 4/9. I have 20 days to lose 7lbs. That's less than .5 lbs /day which is about 2.3 lbs per week. A very reasonable goal.

This week has been good, I'm following the meal plan I talked about here. I'm eating a TON of food. I mean 3 meals and 2 snacks each day. Annnnnnd by breakfast includes chocolate so you really can't go wrong there. I think this is going to work out just fine. The food has been great for the most part. Only 1 recipe that I probably won't repeat (honey mustard salmon doesn't reheat well and when you meal prep days in advance, that's important!)

People at work make fun of my giant lunch box.. I don't care, it's working for me and that's all that matters.

On the baby making front.. Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I thought I had O'd and missed the egg since hubs was at work and we hadn't gotten down in a few days... I may have mentioned getting a little rapey with him last night. But my erratic temps were back down this am so I'm not concerned about missing the egg.. but at CD15 with no ovulation makes me think this is either going to be another looooong cycle (last cycle was 50days with O occurring on CD36) or this could be another anovulatory cycle (which Dr suspects happens about every 3rd cycle with me but hasn't been confirmed yet). Either way I go see him in less than 3 weeks to figure out next steps. I'm still building my list of questions/concerns to take with me. I'm asking your help to help build this list

What are the things you wish you would have asked about in your first consultation knowing what you know now?



  1. Good job on the weight loss! Hopefully you O in a few days. My O history is crazeballs. I used to O always on CD 16, then gradually CD 18, and then after a couple yrs, started O'ing between CD 20 and 23. Now, it could anywhere between CD 15 and CD 45. So yeah, anything is possible. Sorry you have to deal with it too! It makes it REALLY hard to schedule sex.

  2. Congrats on your weight loss success! I brought a long list of questions to our first consultation, but once the doctor started talking I just sat there dumbly and nodded...womp womp. So I guess I'm saying to be prepared with questions, but also realize it may take you some time to process what you hear. A good doctor should be willing to answer questions you may have after the appt. as well as during.

  3. Congrats on the weight loss, that is awesome!

    Don't know what to tell you to ask... (Do you have TTC Timeline?) just make sure to remember that you are the only advocate there for you. Don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to get the answers you're looking for. Do some research before you go and try to educate yourself as much as possible. Looking back I wish I had been more proactive about some of the stuff we did and didn't do.

  4. Congrats on the weight loss.

    I don't know about the list of questions but don't be afraid to ask for further explanation is something isn't clear. That's the mistake I often make. The dr will tell me something but I won't ask for more info. Then when I would discuss things with my husband, we would go "I wonder what she/he meant by that?".

    Good luck with everything.