Thursday, June 19, 2008

Extreme Makover

Okay, maybe not extreme, but...

It has been a world wind of a week. Last Friday was my last day at my old job and I've had fun relaxing. I have another week off before I start work again. I am going to visit family and then go on a “pamper your inner-mama vacation’.

In case you don't know what a “pamper your inner mama vacation” is, it’s a vacation designed to spoil my inner mama. I know she is in there even though I don't have a physical child-yet. Over the past two years, I've been working soo hard and I've felt soo stressed that I need at least a week to be totally self-indulgent. I need time to get mentally and physically prepared for my new job and my fall IVF cycle.

Ironically, last Friday was also the day of my yearly gyno exam-fun! I told my doctor that after all my IUIs and exams with Dr. Feelgood, the awkwardness of the pap smear experience was no longer even a blip on my radar. She laughed a little at my silly joke before she delivered some not so good news.

She said that I should try to lose some weight. In fact, she recommended that I use my time off from the TTC to lose 15lbs.


15lbs is nothing to sneeze at but I am going to give it a try. She explained to me that I would have a smoother pregnancy if I lost the weight. So far this week I have worked out every single day and I even started doing yoga. That sounds promising, sort of.

Well, I think it would be for the average person. But for me, I always get into a health kick before I fall off of the wagon. I have to admit that it is one of my vicious cycles. I am just hope that this time I can keep up my routine. I mean, the stakes are high enough, right?

Anyhoo, I am also planning to give The Egg Drop Post a total complete facelift over the next month. I am going to move over to wordpress—where a lot of the cool kids are-- and change the layout and visuals. It should be exciting, if I can figure it all al out. I am not the most technologically savvy person out there, but my reading comprehension is decent. Please bear with me as I work the kinks out with this blog and come into my true self.

As you can see, I have a few projects planned to keep my mind off of the TTC. The only problem is that they all revolve around the TTC-- updating this blog and losing weight.

We’ll see how I do with my extreme makeover. As always, I will keep you posted.


Gia said...

Oh lord do you have the OB on the 12th floor of RMA?
She is forever trying to tell someone to lose weight!

vee said...

Ha - there's no getting away from it, is there? Good luck with all your plans though and enjoy the vacation - you deserve.

calliope said...

I get a little miffed at doctors that think that losing weight is the ultimate answer to in/fertility. But that could be because I am a fluffy gal.

Let me know if you need any help with your makeover to wordpress. I am more than happy to help a friend :)

oneofhismoms said...

Uh. I don't want to discourage you from exercising or anything. But, your doctor is a quack. I say this because, well, she's a quack. I've seen you in person and I know that there is nothing about your body type that could have anything to do with your trouble getting pregnant thus far, nor with the "smoothness" of the pregnancy you are about to experience. Please don't even get on a scale. Exercise, sure. But don't get on a scale. She probably has stock in jenn.y craig or something. Oh, brother.

oneofhismoms said...

PS I'm not working. Let me know if you want to hang out. (And eat some ice cream!)

Co said...

I am seconding oneofhismoms... and I, too, know what you look like. Exercise is always good. And if you're trying to work through TTC anxiety, exercise could certainly help that. But your weight is fine.

EggDropBlogger said...

Thanks, girls! You say the sweetest things; especially when you are telling me I don't need to loose weight. What she said was that carry a lot of weight would be difficult during pregnancy so I should try to slim down now. Ho hum. I am off to the gym but will post more later.xo