Change Your Diet, Change Your Life

You all may remember that I revamped my diet on the advice of the book WomanCode by Alissa Vitti. To help heal my PCOS, which is causing infertility, I cut out simple carbs and cut down on sugars. I'm still doing it, four months later, keeping both a low-carb AND mostly vegan diet. It can be done!So is it working?Yes, it definitely is!It's astounding to see how much of an effect diet really does have on your body. This shouldn't surprise me but it still does. I think of healthy diet … [Read more...]

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I’d Like To Not Exist For A Little While

A new pregnancy test this morning came out negative.There's not supposed to be any such thing as a false positive except through user error, but I followed the directions on that test very, very carefully. I'll be joining the group of people who don't trust and don't use the blue dye tests. A pink one has revealed an unambiguous no.I got to have one wonderful day of believing I was pregnant. It was glorious.Now it would be nice to be able to flip an "off" switch and put myself in … [Read more...]

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Diet And Health

Well, Mother's Day was pretty rough for me. I mean, I have nothing against the day itself or the idea of the day and celebrating my own mom is great. But it is a very intense reminder of that one thing I don't have that I so desperately want. And at my new job it's hard because I am interacting with lots of customers who all want to wish me a happy Mother's Day!I hope that this time next year I'll be celebrating my first Mother's Day as a mom. Any thoughts, prayers, well wishes, etc. that … [Read more...]

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Sringeri Week: Blessings From My Guru

As you guys know, my husband and I have been trying to have a baby for the last couple of years and we've discovered some medical issues that are making it challenging. To update you on that situation, I have been diagnosed with two things: 1) PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which leads to irregular cycles and 2) under active thyroid.I started medication for the thyroid in October. It turns out that my sudden weight gain over the last few years was due to my thyroid stopping working … [Read more...]

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You always know that there are people who struggle with infertility. What are the odds that you're going to be one of those people, though?Each time someone you know gets pregnant, you wonder if that means it's more likely that you're going to be the unlucky one, holding the short end of the stick.You never really think it's going to be you.In a couple of weeks Brad and I will hit an official infertility diagnosis. One year of unprotected, well timed sex without producing any … [Read more...]

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