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Old Dec 19th, 2014, 12:01 PM   41
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Sigh.

Yesss, AF showed her ugly, horrible face late last night. This one's terrible, too. Usually I have a pretty mild handful of days, but it's like being late makes them worse. Looks like I'm spending the day wrapped up in a blanket in front of the TV!
(Thank goodness I work from home and can decide to do that if I want. Haha)

So I guess it's onward to the next cycle for me! Wish me luck.



 
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Old Dec 19th, 2014, 12:41 PM   42
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Book for AF! Hope she leaves quickly! & of course I wish you good luck!



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2014, 14:17 PM   43
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AF did leave quickly. o.o Really only had heavy flow for about 18 hours and then light/spotting for another day, and that's it.

I read that when AF is late, it causes the clots and makes the flow heavier. I generally only have light AF for 3 - 4 days each cycle and that's it, so I suppose if there was very heavy flow for one day, it's possible that that's all that was needed to shed everything.

*shrug* Who knows!?

I'm hoping it means I have a more normal cycle this month instead of a 40 day one. o.o

Also I'm feeling good about tomorrow's weigh-in! Did about an hour's worth of walking yesterday and DH and I have really been sticking to our diet, so I'm hoping I'll have finally moved past the plateau of 225lbs!



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2014, 15:17 PM   44
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Good Luck in the morning! Started spotting after bd this morning, so no surprise Christmas Miracle here either To be honest, I didn't expect one, so onto next cycle.....one cycle less to wait for IVF, I guess....I have to work the next 10 days starting tomorrow, so I'm HOPING I'll be too busy to eat a bunch of crap! lol Will check in in the morning with my weigh in, tho & try to peek in when I get a chance! Merry Christmas Ladies!!!!



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2014, 15:51 PM   45
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Hi all, I'd like to join! I need something to help hold me accountable. I reached a max weight of 188 during nursing school...lots of stress and eating unhealthy convenience foods. Since then I lost about 20 pounds but have since gained almost all of it back (the downside of being comfortable and happy in a relationship haha). I've been off the pill since April this year and conceived from one time without protection, but miscarried at 6 weeks. We've been actively ttc since then, but I only ovulate rarely and not in any type of pattern. I don't think it is weight related, as I've had this problem since I first got my period at age 13 (I'm 30 now), when I wasn't overweight. And it's the reason I was on the pill in the first place. But now clomid has failed me and I have to see the fertility specialist, so I've decided to focus on losing weight before that appointment.

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Height: 5'6
Starting Weight: 184 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs

Weigh-ins:
December 15: N/A
December 22: 184 lbs (one day early)
December 29:
Total for December: +/-

Things I struggled with this month:

Things I did well this month:

I'm not really starting a solid diet or exercise plan yet, as it's the holidays, but soon I plan to go back to my paleo type diet. I've done it for 2 weeks at a time twice before and lost 8 pounds each time. I also plan to start the 30 day shred again and potentially join the local gym that has a pool.



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2014, 20:45 PM   46
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Welcome Drjo! I feel the energy building in this group! Good progress coming in 2015!



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2014, 04:07 AM   47
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Hi all.

I weighed in this morning. Down 2 whole kg this week!

I expect no loss next week, as my body has done this before (it tends to drop weight in large chunks, so a big loss, then small or nothing for awhile, and then a big loss again, etc). However, I'll take forward progress -- no matter how it comes!

to everyone and good luck with your weigh-in this week, ladies!

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Old Dec 22nd, 2014, 05:20 AM   48
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WTG TIGGER!!! That is Amazing! I tend to lose in "chunks" at times too, then stall or even gain a little back before another lose.....AFM flew in with a vengeance last night....Bloated & miserable. Friday I was down almost 2 pounds but not this morning :/ Met my goal of not gaining this week, but didn't lose any either.......Hope everyone else does great today!



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2014, 08:22 AM   49
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Hi ladies, my weight is inching in the right direction, but only inching. Lol.

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Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Starting Weight: 153 lbs
Goal Weight: 138 lbs

Weigh-ins:
December 8: (Wasn't participating)
December 15: 153 lbs
December 22: 152.6 lbs
December 29:

Total for December: So far down .4 lbs

DH and I have been seriously discussing pressing pause on TTC for a little while so we can prepare for it a little better (planning for me being off for maternity leave without pay, paying ahead on student loans, me focusing on preconception health, etc.). It's really hard for me to do that, as I said the 30 and over thread, because being in your 30s and deciding to wait any longer just feels crummy. And I'm sort of baby-crazed right now because I feel like I've been waiting the past 5 years to be in a stable enough place to start trying. I know if I got pg right now, we'd figure it out and make it work, but it would be stressful, whereas if I wait a little longer (6ish months perhaps) there'd be a lot less stress for us. I still don't know. Hard decision when you just want a baby. :-/


ireadyer-- At least that pesky AF didn't stick around for too long. I am crossing my fingers that January is your month (and that your cycle isn't 40 days long again, sheesh!). :-)

Tigger-- Congrats on the loss, that's great progress! My body does the same thing lose, then hold, hold, hold, lose again, then hold, and so on.

Cupcake-- Hey, even maintaining through this holiday season is an accomplishment! Sorry to hear AF showed up.

DrJo-- Welcome! Ugh, sorry about the wonky ovulation patterns. That must make things so incredibly stressful during this process. Hugs to you.



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Old Dec 22nd, 2014, 12:15 PM   50
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Welcome, Drjo! Great to have you with us! Looking forward to working with you and getting to know you along the way.

To those that celebrate, Merry Christmas and I hope none of us gains too much weight by December 30th! Haha

I've added my weigh-in info, lost almost a whole pound this week! Still dealing with some bloat from AF which arrived a couple days ago. Woke up feeling bloaty again this morning, snug wedding band and all, so I'm trying to pinpoint what I ate yesterday that might've caused it and I think I know the answer.

Has anyone tried dandelion tea? I have some that I occasionally use when water weight sticks around too long. It's a diuretic and it helps get all of that nastiness flushed out of your system. If you've used it, what are your thoughts?

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Hi ladies, my weight is inching in the right direction, but only inching. Lol.

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ireadyer-- At least that pesky AF didn't stick around for too long. I am crossing my fingers that January is your month (and that your cycle isn't 40 days long again, sheesh!). :-)
I hear you on that "inching" thing! I did really well on my eating this week and even spent a total of two hours walking, when you add it all up, and I swore I was going to see a whole pound or more down on that scale, but no!

I will say that I'm always happier to see a tiny bit of progress than no progress at all!

As for my January cycle -- thanks! I hope January's my month, and yours too!

And a cycle closer to 28 days would be so amazing. I had a 28 day cycle every month like clockwork last year, but then I had my copper IUD removed and all hell broke loose. Haha. Now I'm lucky if I see a 35 day cycle. Fertility Friend has estimated a 38 day cycle for me this month. Ugh.

I feel like I'm getting fewer chances at a pregnancy this way! But... Let's see if losing weight will help reset those cycles. Phew!



 
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