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Thursday, June 18, 2009

I lost about 3 and a half pounds so far...

It's been about 10 days since I made the decision to stop actively TTC and focus on my health. I've been eating better and working out almost every day! I really hope I can keep it up.

Great news...I feel a difference already in my arms. I decided to incorporate weights into my workout which is usually just cardio (eliptical machine and other work out videos on demand). But I've been using some little 3lb weights consistently and hubbs says he can already see some definition in my arms and I can actually feel it too.

I've also been doing some pilates workouts to slim and tone my legs. Actually, if you have comcast maybe you have this workout on there. It's under "10 minute workouts" and it's called something like "Leg Slimmer and Toner"...something like that.

It feels good to be working out again. I think I need to do better with the eating right part though.

On another note: I'm on CD14 today and I wonder what my body is up to. I haven't noticed any CM when wiping or anything. On Clomid I O'd on CD16 and 17 so I just wonder if I will O on my own this cycle and if so, when. Anyway...trying not to think about it...

Bra Review

Ok, I'm going to share with you all my favorite bra so far. Great support with NO underwire and the girls still look great in this bra...with or without your shirt!

It's the Enchanted smooth microfiber bra and a very close second is the Enchanted jacquard no wire bra (I have both and I love them). I have the Enchanted smooth microfiber bra in nude and the other bra in white as well as pink. I just ordered 2 more. I also ordered 2 of their printed seamless bras in pink and I hope to be just as comfortable with these.

I'm sure there must be many places to purchase them but I initially found them at my local Fashion Bug and then ordered more this week on their website. Here's the link to their bra page. They are just $16 each and if you buy 2, you get 2 free! Also, if you order up to $75 on anything on their site up until June 22nd you can get free shipping if you enter this promotional code: 776277808 at checkout.

A word of warning though: they don't have every bra in every color in every size. I feel like I have a pretty standard size (36B) and it wasn't that simple to find one of these 2 bras in my size. You can shop by size though which makes it easier.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Product review: Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal

Wow these are so much better than the regular Crest Whitestrips. They definitely stuck to my teeth much better and I even had some trouble removing them because they were so tightly stuck on there. I still dont think I'd drink water with them on (as they advertise) but I was much more comfortable watching TV and hanging out while wearing them.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Another goal set: Homeownership!!

Hubbs and I plan to buy a house relatively soon. After working out the numbers and figuring out how much we can save, I think we can start seriously looking in about 2 years. I have paid off my debt and we're now working on paying off DH's debt (which isn't much). Then we have a 2 year plan to pay off our car while saving some additional money on the side for our house. After the car is paid off, then I think we'll be ready to seriously look into buying our first house!

Now, of course I know that life happens and who knows...if I get pregnant and have a baby within those 2 years (which I definitely hope to be able to do well before 2 years is up) then our plan will definitely have to shift because of the money. Either way, it's a goal and if we have to adjust it then fine.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tried tennis today!

Hubbs and I went to the park to play tennis today! It was fun and such a great workout...we only lasted 30 minutes though (my fault) I just couldn't continue. I think we'll keep this workout going since our goal is to lose weight and get in great shape.

I think my good friend Val and her soon to be hubbs, Eddie inspired us to do more fun things locally. We stayed with them Friday-Saturday and had such a great time. They took us to some of their favorite local spots to eat, hang out and just take in the scenery. We know that there are so many great things to do around our house but we don't take advantage of it. We are pledging to do more fun and "outside the box" stuff...including adding tennis to our workouts.

I'm changing gears

I've decided to stop TTC so that I can concentrate on losing some weight. This means I won't be picking up my 3rd Clomid prescription this cycle and I will not be charting anymore for a while. We won't necessarily be TTA either so if we get pregnant in the meantime, then that's wonderful too! I hope to lose at least 15 pounds. When I decided this morning, I just felt a sense of peace so I know this is the right decision for us.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Where the hell are you, AF? Come already so we can get this show on the road!!

It's just not fair for you to act like you are nowhere in sight making my temperatures nice and high and then all of a sudden drop and then give me hellish cramps for days on end...but no spotting, no nothing!! It's NOT FAIR! And I refuse to test, AF, because I know as soon as I do you will show up in your cruel cruel way. You are not funny!

Monday, June 1, 2009

My long weekend in a nutshell

We had Friday off from work and just hung out.

Saturday we helped set up for SILs Sweet 16 all day then it started later that night and we didn't get home until 8:30am on Sunday...yes.

Sunday slept from 8:30am until about 4:30pm and rested the rest of the day.

Monday (today) we bummed it all day...ahhhhhhh.

Back to work tomorrow :(

The mustard experiment

Ok so I recently heard on a local radio station that roughly a tablespoon of mustard (any kind) every day helps to eliminate odoriferous flatulations...lol...ok so what I mean is: it is supposed to remove the funk from your farts.

So...I have to admit that the few times that I had mustard so far, I have definitely noticed an absence of smelly gas. Not that there is always a smell...you know what? This is more info than you need, I realize.

Try it and let me know what you find.