Good morning ladies! Hope you all had a lovely Valentine's evening .
Congratulations again to Lovie - that is such great news. I'm sure you will love it there. When do you start? I hope you enjoyed your meal out last night, and have fun making dinner tonight.
Emmy, you will look awesome at the gym - wearing the right clothes for the job will make such a huge difference from turning up in old tracky bottoms and a baggy t-shirt (we've all been there!). Try M&S for a swimsuit - they do have some good ones there. Re BCP I think it's best you talk to your doctor/nurse to get their advice first - I have heard some people do that though.
Strawberry, Ridley is right, you need lots of variety in your diet, combined with the exercise. There are points we get to where our body is 'settled' at a certain weight and it's really tough to get past that, but you must perservere! Make sure you don't go hungry - bodies in 'starvation mode' aren't going to lose weight as well as those that are satisfied (metabolism and all that). Conversations about babies is really hard to stomach, isn't it! I always lie and make up an excuse - not the right time, just changed jobs, doing the house up, finances not brilliant etc... Enjoy the day off and jump back up again today.
Ridley - that is so well behaved of you! I'm like Lovie, the popcorn is practically gone before the film starts , but luckily I don't go to the cinema often!
Traskey, I'm pleased you found a swimming cossie that's comfy. Have fun using it! Thanks for the diet myths info - I still won't be stuffing my face before going to bed, nothing worse than a fully tummy lying down!
Hiya Bagpuss! 24lbs is awesome - you are clearly on a roll so go with it. I think Traskey said that for every 1lb you lose your chances of conceiving go up by 4% or something! Can someone confirm? A snuggly night on the sofa sounds perfect - I hope your DF looked after you. And Happy Birthday (for yesterday) to Digby!
Imogen, we need an update chick! Hope everything is good at your end.
Hi to everyone else
DH's car was fine - just needed one part replacing and it's made a huge difference. Passed it's MOT with flying colours. We had a lovely evening - grabbed a takeaway from the local chinese and DH served it up on special crockery he'd bought for me (dinner & side plates, cups and bowls - all red with some white hearts around the edge from Tesco!). Pudding was white chocolate icecream - yummy! It was so romantic as he even bought heart shaped candles, and my present was a heart shaped silicon cake tin/mould and a heart shaped cake storage tin! I've never had that much off him EVER! But no chocs or flowers as per my request, but he did turn up with a red orchid plant for me. He is soooo naughty, but I love him. All he got off me was some Guylian choccies! 2 says to go until AF is due - come on and hurry up, I want to get going on my next cycle!!!!
Just about to head off to work now (well, I should be ready by now, but no-one is in but me today so it doesn't matter!).
Have a lovely day ladies.
wohoo post 1000!!!! are we a bunch of chatty ladies
thank you all for the congratulations I feel really happy, I was hoping for a BFP for valentines but a job is 2nd best! its nearly imposible to get a job in sweden without speaking swedish becasue the swedish people are all so good at english!
bagpuss happy birthday to digby!!! what kind of dog is he? so sorry AF came 5 pounds is awsome 24 pounds lost so far is a great acheivement and im so glad that it hasnt altered your cycle, it was my main worry about dieting that my regular-ish cycle would go bad
strawberry im so sorry you are feeling down you definatly deserve a break from your diet yesterday, chocalait is good when you get AF because it gives you extra iron!
em are your cramps still there? pj's are what you need with cramps! and a hot water bottle, how long does bcp take to get out of your system? glad to here chris treated you yesterday you deserve it!!!
trasky im loving the diet myths explained.... i think i might just have a big bad of sweets at 9pm lol (i wish!)
imogen wanted and ngridley hope you had lovely valentines days with your OH's
I let håkan take me out last night we went to a japanese restaurant as i thaught it would be a healthy option but it was quite unhealthy really, we had little kebabs of chicken in tariaki sauce for starters to share, and miso soup (i had håkans aswell because he was suspicious of the seaweed!) i had vegetables and beef with noodles for my main and i literally could manage about 4 mouthfulls I think my tummy has shrunk!!!!
awwwwww your dh sounds like such a sweetheart Tarkwa. good news about the car your meal sounds so yummy too.
I've had no change in these hpts, so I think Ive had an annovulatory cycle, especially as ff took my dpo off me It's reaaly hit me hard for some reason and I'm thinking of extending my ttc break to the end of summer, but need to talk it through with Chris first before we 100% decide anything.
It's weigh in day for me, and my scales are showing a loss of about 0.5 kg which is roughly 1 lb ... fingers crossed the dr's scales show the same lol
awww tarkwa your hubby is a super star!! your evening sounds perfect have you tried using fructose instead of normal suger for baking? it tastes just as good i think and has less calories that regular suger, its a complex carbohydrate so releases energy slower (i think studying biology was a long time ago hehe)? have a lovely day at work! xxxx
yay for the loss emmy!! hopefully docs scales match yours, do they usually match up? so sorry this cycle has hit you hard my advice would be to see how you feel on your break, have the set time till june and if you dont feel ready to think about ttc by may maybe discuss it with chris and take it month by month? it really encouraged me that bagpuss said she has lost 24 pounds and her cycle hasnt changed just goes to show you can TTC and TTLW at the same time. Whatever you decide we will all be here to chear you on hun xxxx
I've just had an e-mail through from the exercise for life scheme and I've finally come to the top of their waiting list
I've got a meeting booked with them for next Monday at 14.45 so that I can get my initial assessment done, and then hopefully over the next couple of weeks they can get me started on the classes Monday is only a meeting to discuss why I want to do the scheme etc, there won't be any physical tests. But once that's done, they'll sort me out with a gym induction and then I can started
This means I can get some proper weight loss done, get fitter and fingers crossed whilst doing so I can get myself a ... ahhhhhh it's so exciting
Hello ladies! The bedroom is finished! Yay, and it looks great! Hope you all had a great v day? We didn't do much, I cooked a meal for hubby, and he brought me a pair of shavata heart shaped tweezers! They're fab!
I'm a bit stressed out at the mo, I need to have a blood test on cd15, and have just tried booking an appt and they have none until Friday next week!! So now I won't be able to have it until next cycle, so doubt the results will be back in time for our next fs appt on the 30th march. I will be gutted if this puts us back another 3 months,
Tarkwa I'm almost jealous of your hubby! My DH is terrible about thinking of romantic surprises or presents or anything. But he did make sure he brought in enough wood for me to burn in the fireplace the whole time he's gone, and that the spare key is hidden in a place I can reach etc so I guess that's just his practical way of doing the same thing.
Emmy I'm glad the scales showed good numbers and the the dr was fine with going by your scales. And it's great you got your first appointment for the exercise for life thing! =)
zowiey do you mind me being nosy - what blood tests do they take at cd15? I've heard of cd5 (or is it 3?), and cd21/7dpo bloods but that's a new one for me. Sorry you have to wait getting them done!
Back on track today, did 45 minutes on zumba and looks like it'll be around 1500 calories today. Thanks for the support ladies! Feeling better today, though I am starting to feel a bit flu-like, hoping it's just a passing thing as I don't want to get sick! -30C outside, brrrr, glad to be inside wrapped in a blanket and watching the fire. =)
think im still in 2ww but have such sore boobs (cant get smiliesto work)
and have had pain inright side but have no af, ff seems to think i might be feritle but that cant be right, it is just another really long cycle on day35,
the weight has been going badly since i went to the doctors tried packets again but just got all messed up, so today started back on zenical cos i think i was doing well 8lb in a month in low but still off,
i have been finding it all really hard again and think will i ever have a baby, and watched obem last night and so want it to be me i then had a dream last night i had a baby boy who had 10 toes on each foot and only 2 fingers, (very random i know but in the dream i did not care i was so happy to have my own baby)
sorry to not come on for a while then just rant i have been reading what your up to just find it all so unfar and hard when ladies like us try so hard every day and still people just judge us,
i had better stop going on
Tarkwa your husbee sounds fab xx
em im going to look up exercise for life x
oh i did buy the biggest losser book yesterday so ill have a read
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