Drastically change my diet
|Whole 30 waldorf chicken salad lettuce wraps (lettuce, celery, raisins, chicken, apples, homemade ranch)|
Starting on January 2nd M and I began "Whole 30." In case you live under a rock this is a diet that focuses on eating only "whole foods." No preservatives, preferably organic, and no dairy. Today marks day 5 of our 30 day challenge and so far the eating part of the diet hasn't been so bad...it's the prep work that is killing M (since I don't cook). We are really hoping that this will cleanse my body of any toxins and encourage my reproductive system to get going! I will be posting some of our Whole 30 meals along the way and will for sure give a review on it after a month. We will likely keep this up for more than a month. And let's be real...infertility or not my body could stand to shed a few after the holidays...
Easier said than done, right? I stress over anything and everything and that is surely not helping my cause. It could be something as stupid as not being able to find my running shoes to something more drastic like not being able to find Blair's blankie. ;) Either way one of the ways I'm going to stress less is by saying "no" to activities that over crowd my schedule. I like impromptu hangouts with friends just as much as the next girl but if it's the day before I leave on vacation I'm going to have to bow out. This, my friends, may also include not blogging five days a week. As much as I love it, coming up with material 5 days a week has its stressful moments. I know you will forgive me in this!
I went to a well respected doctor in Orange County last week for some acupuncture. He had all sorts of odd recommendations (wear socks all the time. only drink warm water. etc.) but I am willing to give it a shot for 3-6 months. I figure it can't hurt and it's not horribly expensive. I also really like that it's natural. I threw my Progesterone out the door (well really it's in the fridge) and am going to see what magic he can work with his herbs and needles. Call me crazy! (or desperate?!).
PS He gave me other diet recommendations on top of Whole 30 like NO COFFEE or tea!!! Hold up....what?! Yup that's right folks, this girls drink of choice this month is warm water. (Insert crying face here).
Use my EO's (essential oils) for fertility
So basically after reading this list it seems that I have turned into a granola loving hippie (except I can't eat granola). Desperate times call for desperate measures! What about you guys? Did you turn over any new leaves?