It's unusual…

..what started out as an IVF journey and ended up being about life

Geez – I’m old! October 8, 2008

Filed under: IVF,Life — gertyrae @ 8:03 am
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Yowzah is all I can say….43 😛

Never thought I’d get to this old….but here I am.

And the workout log is done for now…haven’t worked out in two whole days. Although I did go for a two mile hike on Sunday with the hound and spent Monday afternoon doing a ton of yardwork…but that’s not really working out.

Of course, there’s no news on the IVF front since I’m still taking BCP’s – oh, and spotting/staining constantly. How much do I hate Birth Control Pills…that is the real question. I feel like I’ve had some version of a period for months now, even though it’s only been around 8 days.

No weight loss to report either and I’m sure there won’t be any today – what with the cakes, cookies etc. that will be at work today!!

Anyway – Happy Birthday to me and there’s only one thing I really want for my birthday this year…all I can do is pray I get it.


Still Running… October 4, 2008

Filed under: IVF — gertyrae @ 1:56 am
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So yesterday I bought the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and did it last night and tonight….what a workout!! :0

But, I was able to do Level 1, so that’s something. And tonight I did a 30 minute run and then the dvd – I’m really pushing it. I’ve got less than 18 days left, so I gotta do what I can in that time period. I would love to get below 175 by then (that’s a little over ten pounds). It’s not going to be easy since my birthday is next week, so I’m going to have to be super careful and not give up.

I am amazed at how out of shape I really am. There was a time that I could run 6 miles and do an hour of weights at the gym without even thinking about it. Now I’m spent after a video….How the mighty have fallen. I can blame some of it on my age and some on the IVF cycles, but mostly it’s been laziness. I will overcome though…at least I have control of something for now.

Yes, apparently my IVF blog is turning into a workout blog…for now anyway.

I did get a call from the pharmaceutical company to go over my meds…lot’s of Gonal F and Cetritide…not so much of anything else. And, of course they want to send me another sharps container – as if I don’t have enough already…I asked them to please withhold the sharps container and save it for someone else. I have three that I need to get rid of now…I really don’t need anymore.  So the drugs will be delivered on the 14th and it will be go time.

I’m going to go and get pumpkins this weekend so I can start carving for the competition I’m going to enter next weekend. It’s my first time entering into a contest like this so it should be interesting. I have two designs that I came up with, I’m going to carve both and see which I like better.  I also got the tickets for the jellies and preserves I’m going to enter too. I have to fill them out sometime this week. And make labels for the jars….