Monday, May 6, 2013

Time to Get Healthy

           So as most of you know, we have been trying to get pregnant for a year now. Well, over the course of a year I have taken different fertility medicines. A bad side effect of these medications is weight gain. I have gained 24 pounds since starting treatment in January. I have went up a size in clothes and this size is getting tight on me.

            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
  • Lunges
  • Crunches
  • 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
  • Water
           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? 



  1. Good luck on your new healthy lifestyle! I cannot wait to move with my husband in Mexico this summer and to get even healthier (he is a huge health nut!)

    I really find eating small snacks throughout the day and working out in the morning helped with my healthy lifestyle!

  2. Good for you! I seriously need to be following your healthy eating plan. Do you have a crock pot? That is a great tool for a busy mom/wife/student. =)