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Not TMI but this maybe difficult to follow

I had my doctor's appointment with the OBGYN right before Christmas break. All signs point to it being unlikely that increasing the fertility pills by any amount would be successful in getting me pregnant. She said it looks like my ovaries are trying to produce eggs, but the level of Progesterone in my body is so high that it is blocking any chance of the eggs being made. Oh fun. My options are keep trying the fertility pills at higher doses or see a specialist who can shoot me up with a much higher count of estrogen, I think, which still may not be effective. The thing that bothered me about shots is that she said We could take a more AGGRESSIVE approach that way. Just that word turns me off to the idea of the shots. I didn't like fertility drugs and I imagine that the side effects of shots are multiplied by 100 or so.

I have read that Poly cystic ovarian symptoms, or PCOS, which is what I guess I'm officially diagnosed with, may be helped with diet and exercise. From what I understand, it sort of mimics they way hypoglycemia/diabetes is on the body. I asked my doctor if she thought loosing more weight might make a difference and she said it is worth the try. She also sugggested a plant-based diet, which means no animal products including meats, eggs/poultry and dairy in order to avoid the food hormones. It may be extreme to cut all of that out of a diet, but really is it any more extreme than shooting myself up with hormones?

So I did research, and joined a Facebook support group for new vegans. I'm going to TRY this out. Right now, I'm considering myself a vegetarian because I haven't quite cut out eggs and my Shakeology drinks have milk in them as part of their base. There are some vegan options for it, so once I exhaust the supply that I have I'm going to buy a vegan chocolate bag. It is on the expensive side, but I can still afford it. Plus, I've read that it is important to get B12 and the Shakeology has 100% of the daily value for it, so that helps.

I think a lot of people are skeptical about this, including myself. It is a HUGE change for me, I hadn't really thought it would be difficult. But I'm doing my best. Frank is being as supportive as he can be. He went to Shop Rite with me the other night, because they had Gardein products on sale, it is a brand of meat substitutes which are pretty decent, and I wanted to see what their undairy-dairy selection is. Maybe because it was the end of the week, but the choice wasn't great. Anyway, I think he was surprised that I was so intent on these things.

We have TALKED about kids, but until we started trying he said he didn't realize how important it is to me. Like, is there any goal in my life other than having a baby? I don't think he was mad or upset, but it was just a new thing. We're going on 19 years together, so I can understand his point of view. It's not that I have no other goals, but I just feel like all the things that I want to do/places I want to go to I wouldn't mind postponing happening if we could get pregnant... does that make sense?

The First Day of The New Year

Happy New Year, friends. May the year 2017 bring good health and happiness to you all.

Love,

Lisa
A few years ago I did a day on Christmas Eve. Thinking about it, it had to have been 6 years ago, because I was still living in my parents' house! So much has changed in those 6 years... I'm posting both an extended version with stuff after midnight at the beginning of my day for just my friends and the regular version for the ADIML community.

I'm Lisa.
Age 32
Spanish Language teacher
New York, USA (not to be confused with NYC, I actually live a few hours north of it).

I have done a bunch of previous days, but not very recently.

Without further a do, here is Christmas Eve 2014Collapse )

Thanks for following my day :)

4 Years

This week marks FOUR years since we bought and moved into our home. It probably doesn't look like much has changed, but we've done our fair share of work.

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Unity Day 2013

 photo IMG_20131009_1848551.jpgUNITY DAY 2013

“UNITY DAY, October 9th — Join the movement to make it ORANGE and make it end! If you are being bullied, you are not alone. Unite and be a champion against bullying!”

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Name it.

I am thinking about renaming this journal. I don't even know if that's possible, but I would like the name to reflect me a little better since I've grown up so much in the -gulp- NINE years that I've now had it. I don't post nearly as much as I used to, but I would like to get back to it for various reasons. We shall see where this goes...

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Jun. 13th, 2011

What's going on here? Why can't i effin' post???

Garbage Truck Theory

I found this in an email and wanted to share...

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And, I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.' He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so...
Love the people who treat you right.
Pray for the ones who don't.
Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Have a garbage-free day!

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