(Closed) For those of us struggling TTC…a healthy living thread

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

this is a lovely idea for a thread πŸ™‚ you are one of my inspirations on here, with your horrifically long cycles and your seemingly endless positivity and generous advice πŸ™‚

 

since seeing a naturopath a few weeks ago, i’ve replaced my black tea with green, and my milk with oat milk. i’ve also been going to a Body Balance (mix of yoga, pilates, tai chi and relaxation) class twice a week for the past few months. I figure if I’m going to have time to prepare I may as well try and be healthy and strong! would also love to lose a few kilos, but struggle to put down the chocolate πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Hey! I don’t know if I’m quite the person targeted (and if I’m being insensitive let me know). I have PCOS (probably – have been both diagnosed and undiagnosed by different doctors. Regardless, I still have some symptoms). I’m hoping to start TTC within a year or so after our wedding, and have been working on getting my weight down, and getting healthy for the last few weeks, knowing that it takes a while. Tis is soI’m hopefully in the best shape when the time comes, as I know health has such an influence on fertility. Until I start TTC, we have no way of knowing exactly if I’ll have difficulty, or how much, but I try and be informed.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@skipper2010:  What a fantastic idea for a thread!!! I hear you about long cycles and sitting around waiting to O, currently me!! But I am not going to let it get me down πŸ™‚ 

I have been focusing on following a 1st trimester pregnancy diet. I.e. Trying to eat as healthy as I would if I were pregnant. I have found this to be great motivation and it feels good to be having so many yummy nutrients. It made me think that we are just as valuable and our bodies are just as deserving of nutrient rich food pregnant or not! (I know no one would ever think that of us, but I have found my self feeling worthless pretty frequently!).

What else have I ben doing? Baking- lots. I make all our own breads and sweet buns and feel like it is so relaxing and fullfiling to cut into a freshly made loaf that you made yourself.

Lasly, I have been keeping a very clean house. I dont know why, but this always makes me feel great!!

Looking forward to getting to know you all!!
 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@skipper2010:  Sounds great! I have not been tested for PCOS but I have a couple of the symptoms. My doc says we have to TTC for a year before they will test for it. I am going to look into some low GI diet plans now πŸ™‚ Thanks!  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Sea_bass:  Hope this doesn’t sound too forward but you shouldn’t have to wait a year to be tested for PCOS. I wasn’t even close to trying when I had my first blood test to diagnose. I had an ultrasound to confirm 7 months before we started TTC. I would push the issue. You don’t want to be trying to treat the wrong thing. I don’t believe in the waiting 12 months, it will just happen thing when there is already a suspected problem. Personally long/annovulatory cycles should be enough. If it were me & my dr wouldn’t do it I would go somewhere else.

Not trying to cross the line at all but I just felt like it needed saying xox

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Novella:  No problem date twin!! Yeah I was rather annoyed at the doctors attitude. Unfortunately my husband shared it. I am going to wait a few months and hope that we get pregnant if not I am going to push the issue further and look for a more proactive doctor. 

Thanks for your support πŸ™‚  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love this idea for a thread!  I had a hard summer regarding TTC and quit doing some of the healthier things I’d been doing since starting to try back in January (for example, I started drinking a lot more coffee, had negative thoughts, and didn’t exercise as much), but now that the weather is cooling off and it’s a change of season, I’m feeling more positive and motivated.  I love going to zumba both for exercise and for lifting my spirits. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

great thread idea! loving our bodies is always a good thing whethe we are mommies-to-be or not πŸ™‚

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@cafegirl:  LOVE this! Funny how the change in seasons can really motivate you. Fall is my most favoritist (yes, i made the word up!) time of year. The kind of weather where you can snuggle up in a cozy sweater in front of the fire on a Sunday and watch football, get the apple pies in the oven and watch the leaves change. Love it.

I just posted in my previous thread about my strange spotting/mind f#% of a cycle. Trying to stay positive moving forward. Getting out to see my horses a lot more, yoga once or twice a week and walks with the dog. Eating better (and more) and hoping maybe the fall will bring good things for all of us.

*hugs to all*

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi!  I’m piping up so I can follow this thread.  More positivity is always a great thing, so thank you for starting this thread!

I’m not TTC just yet, but probably will be by mid-2013. I’ve been off BCP for a few months and have struggled with really confusing temp patterns.  I’m currently on CD 29 with nothing that even looks close to ovulation on my chart.  Temps are all over the place with no rhyme or reason.  I also have a PCOS diagnosis from years ago, so I know the TTC road probably won’t be easy.

In the meantime, I’m working on healthier living all around and minimizing contact with those who bring me down.  I also just registered for a 5K next month as a motivation tool to get me running!

Love to all!
 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@StaceyA:  Hey there!  Nice to “see” you again!  I haven’t been hanging out in the monthly POAS threads lately and I’m not a charter (yet), but I always enjoyed your input and thoughts.  Fall is by far my favoritist (to use your word) season also! I always feel the most alive this time of year.  I love your description of fall–so cozy and I can almost smell the apple pies.  I saw your post on spotting and I hope everything is OK.  I’ll check it tomorrow for an update.

@Miss PumpkinPenguin:  Congrats on signing up for a 5K!  I hate running so I’m always amazed by people who do it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@cafegirl:  Thanks!  I am by no means a great runner, but I’m trying!  πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@skipper2010:  oh, i don’t know whether green tea affects folic acid *adds it to list of questions to ask naturopath* – she just wanted me to try to avoid the caffeine in black tea. plus its meant to be good for CM. And… i’ve been taking folate for 2 years now, so hopefully i have some in storage – haha.

@Sea_bass:  yeah i’d be pushing for testing just as a general health issue, not just a fertility issue… even some basic blood tests should show up something…??

@cafegirl:  haha, i’m the opposite of you (i know we’ve discussed this elsewhere) – i’m feeling more positive now that I’m leaving winter behind and there is sunshine and more hours in the day!! i get so miserable in winter.

 @StaceyA:  loving your positive attitude despite your weird and whacky cycle πŸ™‚ hopefully the next one is back on track!!

 @Miss PumpkinPenguin:  wow, very impressed with the 5K!! hopefully you’ll be able to sort out your cycle pre-TTC – at least you’ve got lots of warning!!

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