Per my last post, I was not participating in The Dance of wondering if I would start my period. I did really well with that commitment and when my period did come, I was ok with it.
So this is my next step in baby making.
I have read a bajillion articles on conceiving and most say about the same things.
1.Be active – Check. I run about 3 times a week
2.Don’t smoke – Check.
3.Take a prenatal vitamin – Check. Thanks Target generic vitamins!
4.Have sex – Check…I think ya’ll have heard enough about that for now.
5.Be a healthy weight – I could stand to lose about 5 pounds to be in the perfect “fertility weight”.
6.Don’t drink alcohol – I drink about 2 beers a week. Sometimes less, sometimes more.
7.Reduce caffeine – I am in between a tired person and a junkie. I drink 2 Diet Dr. Peppers a day.
So for March I will be eliminating one of the three unchecked items.
But which one?
Let’s do a pros and cons list:
Losing 5 lbs
Pro: watching the scale go down, not having panty lines embedded on my skin, possibly reducing the muffin top…every time I see it I get hungry.
Con: Actually get on a scale, having to watch what I eat, reducing my sugar , increasing my running, bring my lunch every day, separate myself from the free candy that is in the cubie next to mine…it will be like losing a limb.
Stop Drinking Alcohol
Pro : Not intake 300 calories a week in beer, Not have alcohol in my system in case I do get pregnant, The Hubs doesn’t drink, so I won’t feel like a weirdo drinking by myself.
Con: What will I do when I have had a crazy day and need an adult bev?
Eliminate Caffeine –
No Pro/Con needed. Notice I said eliminate. I don’t think taking it down to 1 a day is enough of a challenge, and I just cannot give up my caffeine yet.
Final Decision: Lose 5 pounds!
This is way harder than it sounds, but I think I can do it. Especially, if it will help me be more fertile.
*Please know that I will be giving up alcohol when I do get preggo, and reducing the caffeine….just not today. So Monday will start the beginning of Weight Lose for Baby!
Belly Question: What is the worst part about trying to lose weight?