Keto update: One month

Happy keto-versary to me!

I started keto exactly one month ago today. I started the way of eating (woe) after seeing one of my favourite youtubers, Jessie Retro talk about how she lost 60lbs doing keto. She linked to a video by Raw Beauty Kristi, who had also lost A LOT of weight doing keto. From there I went on a keto-tube binge and watched about 10 keto-related videos. I felt really motivated and excited to start this new woe. I promised I would try it out for at least a month. No cheating. And guess what? I made it an entire month, with zero cheating.

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My secret life

https_images.genius.comff2ceaaa30176bc26282d0e3463af54b.300x300x1To all my fellow TTCers, do you ever feel like you’re leading a secret life?
A life you don’t really talk about, or post statuses about on social media. A life that you know might make others uncomfortable or bring about feelings of guilt. A life no one really knows about except for the most-trusted people in your inner circle.

I feel like I’m pretty open about my struggles with infertility and PCOS. I have become an advocate for myself and I definitely don’t shy away from educating others on the subject, but every once in awhile I can feel myself putting my guard up and retreating back into that secret life.  Continue reading My secret life

Keto update: week 3

keto-funny-memeAnother week of keto down and I’m feeling really good about it.

I’m not down any weight this week, which is kind of annoying, but I have suspicions that it’s because my period should be starting this weekend. Yes, you read that right, my period. And what is significant about getting my period you might ask. Well, it means I ovulated. Yep, I definitely ovulated! Continue reading Keto update: week 3

Keto update: Week 2

f0a462bd2ad8dd9b837816105f920981--keto-memes-keto-quotesI don’t know if it’s because my body loves storing fat or because I may have ovulated this weekend and my period is impending, but I haven’t lost any weight this week. According to my scale, I actually gained a pound. But it’s okay because I am still enjoying doing keto.

It may also have been that I ate WAY too much fat this weekend. I made these cookie dough fat bombs that were DELICIOUS. Maybe a little too delicious because they were all I wanted to eat. It might be because I had a Continue reading Keto update: Week 2

Infertility and mental health

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A very large media company in Canada is running an awareness campaign today to help relieve the stigma surrounding mental health by encouraging people to talk about their experiences and/or offer their support to those who need it. While I am not necessarily participating in this campaign, it has got me thinking about my own experiences with depression, anxiety,  and infertility.  Continue reading Infertility and mental health

PCOS and insulin: Is keto the solution?

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What a controversial little word. It seems like everyone is talking about keto right now. Some people are die-hard converts, while others instinctively dismiss it. How can eating bacon every day help you lose weight? Bacon is full of fat, and fat is bad, right?

Not necessarily.

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Did this round of Clomid work?

388e52ad964ba8d67e0986b58fb1ab5fIf you’ve read previous blog posts then you’ll know that I recently tried Clomid again. I tried it about a year and a half ago when we first got in to see a fertility doctor. Clomid is usually the first course of action taken by doctors to treat infertility and anovulation, but it didn’t work for me at all. When the doctor recommended that we try it again, after three failed IUIs, a 6-month hormone break, and two natural miracle cycles, I was kinda excited. Maybe my new diet and lifestyle changes would help my body respond to the medication. Maybe I would eat better this time. Maybe I would stress less knowing what to expect. Maybe this would be how we finally got pregnant. Maybe we’d get twins out of the whole thing!

Lots of maybes here.

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Quick catch up and happy holidays!

 

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The only picture I took over the holidays. Whoops! Cooking Christmas Eve brunch for my family. Sister included.

Happy holidays, everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas (if you celebrate it) and are looking forward to the new year. I know I am. I took a little time off to relax and spend time with my family, but I’m now in that weird period after Christmas with nothing to do, so I thought I’d pop on here and say hello and give everyone an update.

I am currently on day 2 of 5 of my fourth(?) round of Clomiphene Citrate. I tried Clomid over a year ago and it didn’t work for me. But since my cycles have started to somewhat regulate themselves, my doctor thinks my body will respond this time. I sure hope so.

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