Hi ladies! I am so proud of myself. I not only did my exercise early in the day, but I managed to eat small portions all day as well. However, I think I have gone through 6 pieces of sugar free gum.
We had whiting for dinner. I baked it with lemon, garlic, dill and a peppery seafood seasoning mix. It was so good and then we had steamed broccoli and steamed zucchini on the side.
Shy Moment- I am sorry your knees are giving you so much trouble. Mine hurt sometimes too. I have to be careful when exercising to warm up good beforehand with stretching.
Raw- I have never done Pilates. Do you find it a fun type of exercise? Is it similar to yoga?
Clewles81- Your Crunch Cardio Dance Blast sounds fun. I think I need to drop a few pounds before I do too much dancing. The last time I had a "dance party" with the girls my knees hurt so bad the next day.
From220 to 112- 30lbs sounds reasonable by Christmas. I admire your 90 minutes at the gym. I have trouble finding the 60 minutes to do my treadmill without having to leave the house to go to a gym.
Quiet Ballerina- The elliptical machine is a good overall body workout.
Skinny4baby- I do not find the question too personal at all. By the end of all our rounds of doctors and all my modesty went out the window. I was told I did not ovulate. I joined a great fertility support site call Taking Charge of Your fertility where I could chart my bbt, so I took my basal body temperature every morning to see if I was ovulating on my own and they were right I was not. I did not respond to injectibles, but they did find I responded to clomid at a high dose. My first pregancies were all clomid cycles because we did not have male factor infertility. I used an ovulation monitor and my bbt chart to see when peak days were and it worked. Unfortunately, our first pregnancy ended in a blighted ovum and I had to have a D&C. We got pregnant 3 months later and I was told to stop taking my metformin and started misscarrying the next day.
After my second loss we had all of the misscarriage testing done on me and even did gene testing on both me and my husband to see if we genetically did not mix well.
A year of clomid later we got pregnant. Again we were taken off my meds and again we misscarried. They suspected a molar pregnancy with that one because it took 16 weeks of blood tests before my hcg went from 574 to 0. This cycle of clomid, stopping my meds and misscarrying happened twice more and I was exhausted emotionally. I was fed up with my doctors and our insurance changed, so I told my husband I did not want to try for awhile. We instead started construction on our first house. We were so concentrated on building a house that I was able to heal a bit emotionally. In October of 2004 we moved in and began to get settled. We both started thinking it would never happen for us. I still had not found a new Ob/gyn, so we could not get a prescription for clomid.
It was a really tough summer for me because in July my sister told me she was pregnant with her fourth and my other sister has 3. After they went home I just sat down and balled. Then we were hit by two hurricanes in a row and all other thoughts were on hold for awhile. It was miserably hot, we were without electricity for two weeks and I just felt depressed as can be. I had not gotten my period in months and with my sister pregnant I wanted to try again. After it looked like no more hurricanes were going to come our way I decided to call my endocrinologist for a provera prescription to see if my period would start so we could try again. I explained that I did not have a general practitioner or a ob/gyn so they called in the prescription.
After having been to the fertility clinics it was ingrained in my mind never to take provera without peeing on a stick first, so I bought a digital test at the grocery store and even though it was about 4pm did the test. Then I went about my business and forgot about it. When I went back in it said "pregnant." I shook it like a magic eight ball thinking the not was stuck, but it still said "pregnant." We got an emergency referal to an ob/gyn that specialized in high risk, since I am diabetic the next day. We had been so disappointed with all our losses that I was prepared for the bloodwork to come back low. We figured with no electricity during the hurricanes that I was only a few weeks along, so my dh did not come to the doctors with me. To my surprise after the internal the doctor wanted to do an ultrasound right then and there. They did one and I almost fell off the table I cried so hard when the tech said "and there is your baby" and I said "there's a heartbeat?" and she said "yes, 171bpm." She did not know my history. The doctor and I were amazed. They gave me pictures and I was shaking so hard I could barely drive to my husbands work. Turns out not only was there a heartbeat, but I was already 4 and a half months pregnant. The day I cried my heart out that my sister was pregnant again I was pregnant.
The universe is crazy because before I went to my husband's work my sister came into the same office I was leaving to have her gender u/s and was shocked to know that if the baby had cooperated I would have had a gender u/s as well, lol.
So now that I have written a textbook on my life, I will answer your question. I was on 2,000 mg of metformin and I did not stop taking it because I did not know I was pregnant. To this day I am convinced that my Olivia is here because I was not told to stop all meds when I got my positive.
My new Ob did tests on me after her birth and said that from my history of only 3 to 4 cycles a year I probably only ovulate once a year. We did not use birth control because we did not think we needed it and again on only metformin I conceived in December and tested positive on New Year's Eve. I never thought after all those years of infertility that I would be blessed not once, but twice. My advice is to not lose heart. I had many days when I was sad, bitter, angry and unhappy, but I never lost heart that it would happen one day even if not biologically. Having gone through infertility I know that you can feel like no one understands the emotions you are going through, so if you ever need to rant, cry or whatever feel free to PM me. I could never talk to my sisters because neither one ever had any problems conceiving.
I will tell you that I was 279 when I first got pregnant, so it is possible at our weight. I was able to keep my blood sugars under tight control and my babies were not overly big. My first was 7lbs 14 oz and my second was 8lbs 13oz (however, my first was born at 37 weeks and my second at 38).