Pounds Lost: 5
Pounds to Go: 5
(Wait a minute...You're probably thinking, "Didn't she only have 7 pounds to lose?" So I thought! But, I called the clinic to get an update on the status of the trial and now they want me to lose 10-11. So be it...I can do it!)
Amount of water per day: 4 liters (at least)
Exercise per day: 45min-1hr
Exercise equipment of choice: Stationary bike
Food plan staples: Fullbars, Sl.im-Fast (or store brands now that there's a recall), Deli turkey, Soup, and FRUIT (instead of sweets)!
Challenges this week: Christmas parties (!!) and Hubby's birthday (we usually go to The Melting Pot!!)
So, I'm halfway there and feeling good about the progress! I'm nervous about the upcoming Christmas parties, though. I'd rather have the weight gone and have to worry about maintaining or losing a errant pound then worry about losing the original weight plus an extra pound or two. I'll have to be on my very best behavior this week...and I may see if Hubby minds if we move his Melting Pot celebration to the weekend following his birthday in hopes that I can get to the clinic to sign the paperwork (and do the requisite weigh-in) next week. We'll see. This is one week I'm definitely grateful for strong incentives to help my willpower!
Hubby and I worked out some of the financial numbers last night and have a plan for the financing. We're hoping that gets confirmed by the end of the week. The sooner, the better as far as my psyche goes...I'm on pins and needles. However, we're both really beginning to feel like this IS actually happening. Hubby even said yesterday that "it was beginning to feel real" to him. We're nervous about the same things (the money, the emotional and physical toll, the chance that it doesn't work), but hope for our family trumps those things.
We spent Saturday celebrating the first birthday of friends' twin boys. I met this friend and another who was also at the party via iV message boards. In many ways they share similar stories to our own. One dealt with MFI and required ICSI. The other battled low ovarian reserve and required IVF. Despite having only known these ladies in real-life for a relatively short time, we felt that we already knew each other so well. And, it's amazing how supportive women who've already been down this path can be. I'm grateful for their insight (and yours)! And, for the hope that they give us. It's hard to not look at those handsome twin boys and not be filled with hope!
We had a wonderful weekend in almost every way!
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