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.