Sunday, September 30, 2007

Trying to Stay on Track

I think I said yes to one too many orders of cheesy fried goodness this week.

Hubby and I eat well at home but we tend towards the tastiness and convenience of all things fried when we go out. This week, it seems we were out almost every night - a plate of nachos while commiserating with an out of town co-worker about how crazy our boss is, mozzarella sticks with hubby's mom playing trivia on Thursday, some Irish nachos while waiting for the games to come on....

My gosh, and I am wondering why my pace on the elliptical is not what it was a few months ago?

I have to keep reminding myself that just because nothing is happening right now, doesn't mean something won't be happening soon. [We are waiting for our donor to have her period, then we'll start working out a schedule, which I think could find itself prolonged due to holidays and work schedules.] I owe it to myself to be as ready as possible when the phone call comes, the medications begin and it is too late to start stressing about being 10 lbs. over the normal BMI range. This post at Wifethereof and this recent article served as gentle reminders.

And I am not the only one trying to shed those final pounds. Jade is starting Jenny Craig for the same reason.

I've been toying with the idea of doing the South Beach Diet again - it really helped hubby and I jump start our fitness frenzy back in the spring. But then I worry that I would be doing myself a disservice by eliminating so many whole grains and fruits that seem so necessary to get the right fix of folic acid for pre-natal health. Sure, I'll start taking the pre-natal horse pills (aka vitamins) again soon but I'm just not convinced they're as effective as simply eating right in the first place.

With that in mind, hubby and I spent our Saturday morning running the trifecta - a shopping trip which took us to Wegmans, Giant AND CostCo. My fridge is filled with fruits and veggies. My pantry stocked with beans and grains. I made this yesterday afternoon and it was fantastic. Today, I hope to spend an hour or so in the kitchen prepping some pots of ready-made snacks and lunches so that I have no reason to reach for a handful of dark chocolate chips when I need an energy fix.

By my watch, I still have a month or so to get myself in shape before daily doses of lupron and estrace begin and I start using that as my excuse for my elliptical laziness. Wish me luck.


Lisa said...

After every failed cycle I would tell myself I was going to lose 10 pounds, or 5 at least, and get in shape for the next round. Well I never really did but it was fun making the plan. Good luck with your plan. You're not alone.

daisy said...

Good LUCK! Me too. I need to cut back on the...everything after gaining 7 lbs during the last cycle. I've been lucky that I have not gained in previous cycles. But this time, I gained the non-baby weight. I just have to make myself walk more and eat less. Yeah, that's all!

wifethereof said...

I know how hard this is. Once I start meds I feel all fat and bloated and exercise is the last thing my body wants to do.

Kami said...

good for you! Hubby and I have been eating out a lot too and eating not-so-good because of it. I blame the stress of the DE cycle! I need to bring home some beens and vegies too.

I hope the new eating style is going well.

Kami said...

I tried emailing you and it got rejected. Can you try my email address?