Thursday, January 6, 2011

The New Year Equals Dieting, Right?

So ok, I admit, I've gained a few too many extra pounds over the holiday season and frankly I need it gone--and fast!!! I'd really, really like to get down to a nice weight before starting injections, which I hear can cause weight gain--Eeek! The thought of (possibly) gaining 10-15 pounds during injections and not yet being prego scares me to death. With both of my kids, I gained 30-40 pounds during pregnancy. Adding 10-15lbs more to that freaks me out. So....i've come up with a plan. I've started the Cabbage Soup Diet two days ago in the hopes to drop 10 pounds fast. 10 pounds is my goal. This "diet" is only recommended to do for 7 days. After the seven days are up, I plan to continue on making healthy food choices to keep my weight down. This Cabbage Soup Diet is just my kick start to get things going. And yes, My Love (Eric-hubby), I will start to exercise (does walking the dog count?)!! ;) Side note: He's been begging me to get back into the gym. I kept saying, "how dare you....", but, I realize it's time. I wanted to start exercising when I was ready, not when someone else was telling me to do it.

I'm proud to say that the scale confirms I've already shed 4 pounds!!! I think that it's all water weight, but either way, I'm stoked! The cabbage soup doesn't taste as bad as a few people complained. I actually enjoy it--it's very soothing for me. Occasionally, to spice it up, i add hot sauce and it brings out a whole new flavor. I've also heard that you can add different seasonings to make different flavors--like Italian, oriental, ect. My next pot I think I will make it more of an oriental flavoring. Mmmm!! My mouth is literally watering at the thought.

So, here goes!! Wish me luck and send positive vibes that this weight just melts right off. Happy New Year, everyone =)

Oh!!!! I totally forgot to mention: My IP's, Eleazar and Angie, had their screenings and lab work done two days ago. Mine is scheduled for next Wednesday. I pray that both our results come back quickly and we can swiftly move forward and start contracts ASAP!! Let's get baby makin' people!

7 comments:

Jess said...

I've never heard of that diet, but good luck to you! :)

Babydreams2011 said...

Congrats and sending weight loss vibes your way!

Jennifer said...

Good Luck! I also did a diet before I started my meds and I'm so glad I did.

MrsKnight said...

After your cabbage soup diet try keeping all bread-type foods out of your diet. The beef industry uses grains to fatten cattle....

It's difficult at first (what can I eat?) but once you find a new pattern of foods it gets easy. Bonus: my pregnancy-induced heartburn was eliminated.

My husband is now dropping pounds by the same method. No grains and definately no processed foods. :-)

linda said...

Nah, you won't gain that much with injections. First of all, you're not injecting the stims or steroids...and that's where the weight gain usually comes from. Progesterone will make you feel bloated, crampy (mimics implantation cramps and will make you think you're pregnant right away). If you gain a whole 5 pounds I'd be shocked. :-)

RebekahRose said...

Congratulations on the weight loss and good luck with the work outs! My husband and I started P90X up almost 2 weeks ago now and I'm looking forward to a little weight loss and feling in shape again! :)

Mommy with Many Gifts said...

Yes, that weight gain with injections =( I did weight watchers before I started my injections and I lost a great amount of weight. Then, I began my 6 months of injections (2 full rounds). It does make you gain weight; the drugs are to make your body think that you are pregnant so that it doesn't reject the embryos when they are implanted. I'm not sure exactly what you will be taking, but I had to take a steroid with my injections for all of those months!!! I ended up gaining 15 pounds before I actually got pregnant!! Good luck. It will all be worth it.