I’m Baaack!

Hey there, everyone!

Can you believe that November is over already? It came in a whirlwind – I’ll post more about what happened over the month later! Did you have a nice (American) Thanksgiving? Ready for Christmas shopping?

I hit 15 lbs lost over the month of November,  so I rewarded myself with a book. Not just any book, either – I bought ‘Making Babies’, a book that has come widely recommended by several of my friends in the TTC world.

I was a little intimidated at first, because the book is chock full of suggestions of things to do and change, and eat and not eat, and all sorts of things like that. The sheer amount of nutritional supplements were overwhelming.

But then I sat down with a cup of tea, a pen, and my book, and started really digging into it. I’ve had great success with my naturopathic supplements, so I knew that the things the authors were talking about would work. After jotting down several general thoughts and ideas, I flipped to the questionnaire part.

The book works on five basic parts – everyone has characteristics of all five parts, generally, but there’s going to be one fertility type that really describes you. For me, it was a tie between ‘Stuck’ and ‘Tired’. Now, these two words could describe exactly how I feel about myself. Exactly how I feel about my life. I’m just generally stuck and tired.

For me, the recommendations were many. However, there were quite a few things that resonated with me, because they mirrored research I had done, or things my naturopath had said. Here are the steps I took this month, and the steps I still have left to take.

I cut out dairy. I’ve known for ages that I have a problem with most dairy products, but I liked them too much to do anything about it. So this time, I was serious about it – dairy had to go. So long yogurt. Au revoir, milk in my tea. A baby is worth it – lets do that.
I cut out wheat. Again, having PCOS, I knew that wheat was no good for my blood sugar. And sure enough, by cutting wheat out, my bloating decreased, and my energy levels seemed much better.
I kept up my alternating seeds program – sunflower seeds are progesterone-y, and chia/flax/pumpkin seeds are estrogen-y. So I took them, and it was good.
Aspartame is a no-no. There go my diet Cokes…see ya later, alligator.

Yes, I know these are only 4 steps, but they were HUGE steps to make. And we’ll see what kind of difference in makes. You’re supposed to follow this plan for 3 months, to really give it a chance to take hold. But with Christmas on the way, I don’t know about how the month of December will pan out. We’ll see.

Have any of you read Making Babies? Any other great TTC books to recommend?

5 thoughts on “I’m Baaack!

  1. Welcome back!!!
    I missed your blog posts. I have read the book and I’m also ‘stuck’ and ‘tired’. I cut out dairy and gluten for about 4 months and have experienced big improvements in my bowel movements and bloating. However, I recently added both back into my diet. I’m no where near close my previous consumption but I’m not avoiding it a 100% anymore. Maybe just 90% at the time.

    I’m eager to hear how things keep improving for you!!!

  2. I’m also stuck and tired! But, mostly stuck. I loved the book and followed the recommendations of my accupuncturist. No BCP here, but we’ve git very stubborn male factor. ANYWAY, I’ve only heard of good coming from dairy and gluten free diets. Good luck! 🙂

  3. I know Making Babies well! A lot of it is a little too gloom and doom for me and I have found that some of the information is not accurate, but I believe in the basic principles. I have only followed parts of it because, at this point, I find the diets a bit too strict for my taste, but I still recommend it to many of my TTC friends. Really hoping it helps you, friend!

  4. I’ve never heard of this book but think that I might need to check it out. It sounds really interesting. I have no idea what the other types are, but “stuck” and “tired” sure seem like me, just from reading the words… I’ve thought often of cutting out glutten and/or dairy, but… I don’t wannnaaa!!!! 😦

  5. Welcome back 🙂 I’m stuck & tired too. I’ve cut out dairy (except a splurge on the weekend!) and gluten. Sometimes it’s hard but mostly I don’t miss it! I think the holidays and all the get togethers will be hard though. I’m TRYING to cut out diet coke. I just love a good fountain diet coke though. Especially when AF shows up! Good for you though – I’m proud of you!!

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