My journey through infertility

Monday, October 31, 2011

One week into Operation Weight Loss

I lost half a pound.  I'll be honest, I'm seriously cranky about this.  I woke up to pants that were snug, and only a tiny little loss on the scale.   The only thing keeping me from a full on rage is that I'm pretty sure that I can blame hormone bloat.  I did cheat and have 2 Pepsi's over the weekend so I'll have to try a lot harder this week.  Knowing me, if I don't see a little bit better results after this week I'll give up. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Operation Weight Loss starts today

I recieved an informational video from the IVF clinic last week detailing their success rates among other things.  It turns out that if I can manage to lose about 20 lbs before we do IVF our chances go up about 5%.  It doesn't seem like a huge jump in odds, but with the amount of money on the line I am going to do everything I can.  So Operation Weight Loss (OWL) has officially begun. So here is the plan of action.

1. I'm giving up Pepsi.  It has been my emotional crutch for as long as I can remember, plus it always makes food taste better.  I figure if my husband can quit smoking, I can do this but I am already craving one sooo bad.

2. I'm going to start making a weekly meal plan and following it.  I've done meal plans in the past but I always stray when my husband calls me up and says he wants to go out.  

3. I am going to make it a goal to work out a minimum of 3 days a week for half an hour.  It isn't much but it is 3 more days than I've been doing so hopefully it makes a difference.  I've got a stationary bike and I'm also going to start looking for a good video with some strength/flexibility workouts.