Going to try journaling as a way to track my acceptance of this way of eating.
Really my main goal at this point is to become pregnant. I'm 37 and have an 18 year old daughter that I conceived naturally. But when I conceived her, I was 18, skinny and exercised regularly. At that point I probably had Poly Cystic Ovaries but not to the degree I do now. My fertility doctor says I have less than one-thousandth of a percent to conceive naturally. We went through fertility treatments for five years before we conceived our little 18 month old. Hoping to give her a brother or sister to grow up with. I’m still breastfeeding, so hopefully that won’t make a huge difference. Going to work on getting skinny and excising (in some form or another) every day.
Also hoping to not have 2+ week periods that are very painful.
Today was my first day and I’ve already learned a few things. First of all, I didn’t take enough food to work. I made Rich Richardson’s potato soup and took a BIG bowl into work. Planned on eating it for breakfast and lunch, which I did. But was still very hungry after. Went to a health food store and picked up some Corn Thins (the sesame seed ones that don’t have added fat). Really a better choice would have been to go to Wendy’s and get a couple of potatoes.
Secondly, I realized a ‘Mary’s Mini’ will not work for me. I love potatoes and can eat them every day, but need more variety! Will add in some rice & quinoa. Will be hard not to have the whole wheat pasta (we usually eat it about three times a week), but think maybe I can have a potato on the nights we have pasta. We also have nuts and soy quite regularly, so will miss having those foods.
At 163 lbs, I feel like I really need to be strict to lose weight.
Will add my last blood work numbers to this later on.