Being overweight can affect fertility. I will continue treatment, but will be eating healthy and exercising while in treatment. I will not be able to do heavy workouts, but will be able to walk during treatments. Heavy exercise can damage the ovaries while they are being over-stimulated.
My exercise routine until I start treatment in about a week or 2 is:
- Walk 1 hour each day
- Stairclimbing 20 minutes a day
My diet will be to lower my sugar and fat intake, but to continue to eat healthy.
A sample day I have planned is:
- A small cup of coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1/8 cup of milk
- 2 egg whites or other high protien food
- 1 piece plain WW toast
- 1.5 cups of lettuce
- 1/2 avacado
- 1/2 cup shredded chicken breast
- 1 lime
- 1 tostada
Snack (to be eaten throughout the day)
- 2 carrots with lime juice
- 1 Apple or other fruit
- 1 cup plain popcorn
- Broiled Milanesa
- 1/2 potato with salt
- 1.5 cups broccili
- 1 cup stewed tomatoes
- 1 cup of sweet tea 16oz
2 liters of water a day ( I may mix it with lime juice for flavor)
I plan on having 1 meal a week to eat what I want so that I don't risk fall back. I am a chocoholic so I will eat something chocolate for dessert during this meal.
I hope to get pregnant during this cycle. If I do, I will continue to eat healthy, but will add calories accordingly. I don't want to overeat or eat empty calories causing me to gain excessive weight as I did with my other kids. I only want to gain at most 20lbs during my pregnancy, but would like to gain less if it will be ok. I now weigh almost as much as I did when I had my kids so I really don't want to gain that much more.
If I get pregnant, I will continue my exercise routine.
I am very busy, I work fulltime, go tot school fulltime, and homeschoool my kids so I don't have time to fix meals really. Any ideas on quick easy low fat, low calorie meals I can eat while working?