Thursday, June 4, 2009

Making Better Choices

Maybe it's a little too soon for me to feeling this confident in my new eating better plan, however, I feel the need to brag just a little that I have now lost ten pounds all without "real" dieting. Instead of following a strict or complicated diet plan I am simply trying to make better choices. Breakfast and lunch are both around 300 calories, two snacks a day around 100 calories each and a dinner of around 400 calories. I don't weigh food or measure exact amounts but instead have been guesstimating and it seems to help take the pressure off. Also, since I could lose weight and eat more than the roughly 1,200 calories I've allotted myself, I have built in room to eat a treat now and again. Right now I'm just feeling really good about everything and am not even missing things like chips. Hopefully that will last.

Last week I had 13 vials of blood drawn from my arm in an attempt to discover if I have any genetic predisposition to forming blood clots. Unbeknown to me, these tests cost somewhere the area of $2,500. I was shocked to say the very least. I also was a little surprised when two of the tests can back with abnormal results as this entire time I was assuming that the blood clot was purely a result of my pregnancy. My ob/gyn has referred me to a perinatologist who he says will be better able to advise me on the possibility and/or risks associated with any future fertility treatments and pregnancies. I'm really hoping for good news.

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