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17 March 2014



It's only been a few days since my last blog post, but it seems like it's been forever. I am finally feeling more like myself. I keep reminding myself that my body experienced surgery. No matter how short of a procedure, surgery is just that - surgery. Today I am still healing, I feel as though I'm about 85 percent of the way there. Honestly I would probably be 100% if I had not underestimated the effects of my very first surgery. I was trying too hard when all my body needed was rest.

After finally conceding to the fact that I needed to heal I rested in the bed and then graduated to the couch. Today I am sitting in a chair without a lot of cushion - that's something to celebrate.

As we move on to the next phase of our cycle I am working to get rid of the bloat and weight that I accumulated since starting this process. Unfortunately for most of us weight gain comes with the territory of IVF. You will gain weight, whether in the beginning or in the end. I gained during both parts. My body hated birth control pills and after my egg retrieval I was bloated like a blowfish.

We have a few weeks before we start the process of transferring our beautiful embryos back into my womb. So I am taking this time to reset my spirit, mind, and body.

I have started a new book by Beth Moore to help me continuing fighting my fears.

I have begun taking daily walks to get my blood flowing, it's warm enough now.

I have cut all carbs again to eat cleaner and to hopefully stabilized my weight.

I have stocked up on fresh fruits and vegetables along with nuts and seeds for snacks and meals.

The anticipation of Egg Transfer is killing me. I've always told you guys how I don't have much patience. Waiting for this has truly been a test to that, but I have waited for 7 years whats another month or so?

Your Turn: Help me eat healthy. Tell me what your favorite healthy snack is?

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11 comments:

  1. Favorite healthy snacks: seaweed salad, carrots and hummus, celery and peanut butter, raw sunflower seeds, avocado with lemon and salt and a spoon, apple and peanut butter.

    Your transfer will be here before you know it!!

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  2. I'm glad to read you are giving yourself time to heal. Sometimes we don't realize how rough the retrieval can be until we push it too hard afterward! Ugh, I hate the waiting for you! Hmmm healthy snacks ... I keep it simple with carrots and Dark Chocolate Ensure ... or maybe organic, plain oatmeal and berries.

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  3. praying for a quick recovery girl!! The retrieval was awful for me! HUGS!

    waitingforbabybird.com

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  4. <3 I'm praying like crazy for you!

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  5. Ooh definitely carrot sticks and hummus...raspberry greek yogurt with mini dark chocolate chips too!
    Keep taking it easy and resting:)

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  6. Glad you are starting to feel closer to normal. Sounds like you are doing well!

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  7. what kind of surgery did you have? I had surgery back in december and was good the next day. it all depends on what's being done. and my fave healthy snack would be either carrots or pickles LOL

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  8. Okay so it's not a snack (but split it up and it could be!). You know the thing the food critic in the movie Ratatouille eats at the end? Well this is it. It's delicious, healthy, and if you eat it with red beans and rice, oh my! Go check it out: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2007/07/rat-a-too-ee-for-you-ee/ (Did I mention it's also easy to make?)

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  9. Just found your blog! You are beautiful and an inspiration! I'm glad to get to follow along in your journey and am excited to pray for you, your husband and your precious embryos! I think we are very close in our IVF process! :-)

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  10. So glad you are feeling better girl! Praying for you and your ET <3 <3

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  11. Happy to hear you're getting back to normal. That bloat after retrieval is the worst isn't it? Feels like the Goodyear blimp walking around!

    For a healthy snack, my new thing this week as a small pre-workout snack is 3 organic dried (and unsulphured) Calimyrna figs + a tiny handful of nuts. Can you believe I never had a fig until a couple days ago? Pretty tasty!

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