Update, Mac N Cheese, 7:50AM
Friday: Body Pump
Saturday: 3 miles @ 9:00 pace on treadmill
I have a baby update for yall, but don’t get excited. My new specialist had me get a brain MRI to make sure there was nothing wrong with my pituitary glad or anything else up there and it came back clean- yay! I also had a hysterosalpingogram (HSG test) which looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes and the area around them. I have a pretty high pain tolerance, but I actually yelled out “OMG it hurts!” during the test, haha. Needless to say, it was uber painful. The good thing though, was that it came back clear as well 🙂
My hormones, especially estrogen and FSH (helps control the menstrual cycle and the production of eggs by the ovaries) are still unbelievably low, despite my lack of running for almost 4 months and 10-15lb weight gain. SO, we have a few options… A) go straight to IVF and drop $12, 000, B) do hormone injections which would cost us ~$3,000 per cycle/month with no guarantee or C) wait. Since we don’t have thousands of dollars to just “experiment” with, were going with option C.
How do I feel about this? Well, I’ve been explaining it like this: You’ve been studying REALLY hard for a test and are expecting to get an A+ and you only get an A. It could be MUCH worse. We’re going to wait a total of 6 months (last month counts, so really only 5) to see if I get my period naturally. If not, we will then explore which option is best.
On the flip side, for selfish and vain reasons, I don’t want to wait. I want to train for something again. I want to run more than 4-6 miles and not feel guilty for it. I don’t want to feel uncomfortable in my own skin anymore. I know it’s for the greater cause, but like anything else, that’s easier said than done. With all that said, I think waiting 6 months is worth the potential several grand we’d spend with the other options, so waiting is the best choice.
Let’s move on to happier things, like food 🙂 I am definitely an emotional eater! I know that I have to keep that in check though, especially since I’m not running. On one of my recent trips to Trader Joe’s I cam across their Reduced Guilt Mac N Cheese. I was a bit skeptical, but figured, hey, it can’t be THAT bad tasting.
When I first opened the package, it looked like a lot, but after microwaving it and mixing it all up, it’s really just a bottom layers worth. In the picture above, that’s the same amount of food. One is just spread out and the other is piled to one side. So you can see that it looks like more than it really is, but it was actually pretty filling. It tasted really good, too! It didn’t have a weird texture and wasn’t chalky at all like some low fat things are. I’d give it a thumbs up, for sure!
On another positive note, I slept in until 7:50AM this morning! Sure, I got up at 6 to pee, but 7:50?! That’s awesome for me. Usually it’s somewhere in the 6:ish range. Granted I go to bed between 10/11PM. Anywho… hope you have a great weekend!