Thursday, June 5, 2008

My visit with the Dr.

Well, we went to our fertility Dr. yesterday to start prepping for invitro and I got some disappointing news.....I have to start the South Beach Diet!!!! Yea, yea...I know, the news could have been much worse. Aside from being told I can't have babies, this is next in line as awful
news from my fertilty Dr.! Those who do not know me may not understand. Let me clarify....I stood in the kitchen the other morning and ate 3 pieces of Sunbeam WHITE bread out of the bag, then I had a granola bar for a snack, for lunch I had a soft pretzel and a burger and mac and cheese for dinner. You see....all I eat are carbs!! Nothing makes me happier than licking the spoon, the beaters and bowl after I bake brownies. I am one step away from licking the spills off of the counter. I put sugar ON my pudding, who does that?? I have 7 different cereals in my pantry right now.....Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles, Trix, Frosted Flakes...well, you get the point.

Upon hearing this news, my husband stared at the Dr. while I fought back tears then he asked several questions while looking at me nervously, "Can she have a cookie?", "Can she eat Cheerios?", "What about Guacamole?"...we had a winner, Guac is good.....but what will she dip into it? "A spoon." the Dr. replies.

Now, I have no excuses not to follow the orders, this is to help us achieve what we have been working on for 5 years. The Dr. explained that the diet will help with insulin levels which can affect fertility. I bought a book on the diet after I left the office.

Have I started the diet? No. I plan on starting on Monday, like I do every week. But I will stick with this one. I may be cranky, I will probably cry in the kitchen....then in my car....then in bed. But I CAN DO THIS !!! I think.



Blogger Uncle Rosco said...

So Honey,
As solidarity for my new niece or nephew I will, should you choose to want me to, join you in the diet. If that will help you've got my attention from 1000 miles away. Just say the word and I will start on Monday too.
Love you guys.

June 6, 2008 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Loren said...

Amy Louise! I am so proud of you! You are going to be the best mom ever! Good luck with the diet, but beware - the first place you will lose weight is in your bust(totally unfair to flat chested folks like me). Thanks for including me in your blog. I look forward to hearing about your progress and cheering you on. Much love, your cousin Loren

June 6, 2008 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

HI Amy!
Thanks for sharing your blog!!! SO EXCITING!!! Except the diet part ...but I will do it with you too!! And hey - its WONDERFUL to be a mommy (as you WILL) but its double wonderful to be a hot thin MOMMY! lol

June 6, 2008 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Amy, I love it. I can't wait to read the next one. I know this will be hard, especially since your diet was all over the place. But you will feel so much better once you begin eating better. And knowing that you are creating and then will be carrying a baby in you will make it feel all that much better. Even between the shots, and medicine, etc. try to look at this time as a joyful one rather than a bummer because you can't have your 3 slices of bread every morning. You will be able to have it again soon. I love you and you know how badly I wish I could be there with you during this journey.

June 7, 2008 at 5:53 AM  
Blogger lizbeth said...


Look at all the support you have, and you haven't even started yet! Like the others, I can do this with you. I've even got some no/ low carb dessert recipes. You can do this!


June 7, 2008 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Amy, I too will start this diet with you on Monday! The first 2 weeks are the toughest, because you're basically detoxing your body from all the sugar, and you will probably experience many headaches. Stock up on Excedrin to keep you going. Once you complete the 2 to 3 weeks, it gets easier, with discipline. I need to find that discipline again. I'm here for you. Let's share recipes on our journey to great health, and your journey to becoming a mommy!!

I had such a great time with you and Jill last night. Thanks for taking me out on my birthday.

Love ya,

June 7, 2008 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Trickfan said...

Well, we are soooo happy for you both. The weight thing, my heart goes to you, hate it, but it is a small price for a HUGE reward. Glad someone else on this side of the family is having babies, you know what I mean. We love you and are here if you need to just vent and cuss...Auntie Debi and Uncle Kevin

June 7, 2008 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Wow~you have a TON of support! Your first blog post and I'm the eighth comment!

Have you tried the South beach lunches? I'm sure you've seen them; they're with the lunch meat at the store. I really, really like them. You can do this. Every time you're tempted to cheat just think of the rewards, it will keep you going.

I don't think it's strange to put sugar in your pudding. Everyone has their thing. I actually like butter on my Pop Tart (not the kind with frosting, plain). Who does that?

June 7, 2008 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

You can do this Amy! I know someone who lost over 70 lbs on the South Beach diet. In the long run its so worth the hassle of this dieting crap! I wish I could go on the diet with you too,but while your dropping the lb's I will be packing them on! Keep your head up and let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

June 7, 2008 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger kristy said...

Oh sweet Amy!! I'm sooo very proud of you! You're climbing a tough mountain and I KNOW you're going to do great! I'm looking forward to it and I'm right here supporting ya all the way. I'm going to check this diet out myself a little more. Can't wait to watch over the next few months. You're going to do great and also be the bestest mommy EVER! Love ya!

June 7, 2008 at 4:42 PM  
OpenID aswancier said...

Hey baby! I know that this journey you are on is going to be a positive experience for you no matter what the outcomes are. It was so nice to see pics of you and your smile...It reminds me of all of the wonderful times we had together. I miss you! I miss our crazy times together. I miss laughing uncontrollable with you, I miss being a sun goddess with you in Destin, I miss your love of animals, I miss your wonderful family, I miss being your roomie!!! ...Good things happen to good people, and I know that though the journey will be full of ups and downs, it will be well worth it in the end. In terms of the diet, be strong. Just think that it will make you healthy and that it will benefit you in every way. I send you lots of love and positive energy....xoxoxox Amanda

June 8, 2008 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Amy Louise! I am so happy for you and proud of you! I know it is going to be tough!!! You have even inspired me...think Chris and I are going to try it too. So we need to get together and eat stuff that is actually good for us! LOL

June 8, 2008 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

Hey Amy! I am so glad you and Joe are making the plunge. You kept your promise! You guys are going to be GREAT parents and deserve the blessing...for sure. Just call me if you need me to help you with injections. I would be happy to help. Mis :)

June 11, 2008 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I know you can do this. This diet is not hard. Waiting 5 years for a baby is hard. I know, because I am right there with you. I have tried for 6 years now. Just remember that every carb you resist gets you that much closer to the sweetest reward of all. No more sobbing while you read negative pregnancy tests. The next one you read will be a big, fat, POSITIVE. No one could want this more for you than I do.

June 13, 2008 at 1:31 PM  

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