This came up in another thread but I wanted to repost it here and see what you all think:
I am getting myself artificially inseminated this morning. I'm also in the middle of a pretty good losing streak. Part of me wants to stay strict, because in all honesty, whether or not this works probably has nothing to do with whether I eat 1600 or 2300 calories a day these next 2 weeks, or if I exercise or not. But not eating/exercising almost feels silly (This is $1500/time, plus the emotional stuff--don't I want to maximize my chances?!). So overall--for the next two weeks until I know about the pregnancy--I have no idea what to do.
I know what to do when I AM pregnant: I have a whole plan in place (knock on wood) that I think will keep me maintaining/slightly gaining for the first trimester. If I knew for sure I'd get pregnant, I'd just go to that now, in the two week wait before I find out for sure. But, there may be 3-4 more months like this: I don't want to be maintaining/gaining a little for 3-4 months before I even get pregnant, especially when I am so close to goal. Those little gains add up.
My two obsessions are diet/exercise and trying to conceive. I'm not really rational about either, and I really don't know what to do. I know I have no sense of perspective on this. Any suggestions?