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The Next 6

I know, I know. In the last post I said I had lots to tell you about and I’ve still not told you about it all (or made any progress in that direction either).
What I have been doing is thinking. I mentioned that near the beginning of this month I turned 30. If you’d told me at 20 that I would still not have any children, I would have laughed in your face.

My plan was to be done having babies by 30. It looks like I may be starting to have babies at 30.
No. I’m not pregnant. 😦 Not yet at least.
The Italian has been willing to start thinking in that direction recently, especially since he’s started working again.
I have it stuck in my head that we’ll start trying for babies in March. In order for that to happen, a few things need to happen first:

  1. I need to get be euthyroid. In other words, my thyroid is functioning normally.
  2. I need to shed as much of the excess weight that I’m carrying as I can.
  3. I need to get into better physical shape.

I have an appointment with my favorite endo, Dr. Mini-Giant in November to do bloodwork and see where I am. Right now, I’m feeling good with the level of thyroid replacement hormone that I’m on. I’m feeling like me again. Or closer than I have been in the past couple years. I think, at least for the moment, I’m on the right level of medication. Now it could change tomorrow, it could change next year. I don’t know.

2 and 3 sort of go together. I don’t simply want to lose the excess weight, but I also want to be as healthy, strong and fit as I possibly can be. When I go back to see Dr. Mini-Giant or even when I go see my gyno, next month, I am seriously considering asking one of them for a referral to a nutritionist or registered dietitian.
I’ve been playing with my diet and eating methods for quite a while now. I felt my best the short time I was eating paleo, but the eating meat so often was quite overwhelming. I didn’t grow up vegetarian, but we didn’t eat a whole lot of meat either.
In talking to mom a while back, I came to the conclusion that it was really the absence of grains that made the difference! So while I may end up eating primal/paleo again, I’m taking my time with it this time around.
The first step in that is cutting out gluten. It’s only been a week and half, but I’m pretty happy with the way things are going.
Eventually I plan on cutting out all grains, but I think I do want to talk to someone who knows what they’re talking about!

3 also stands on its own. I’m working on a work-out plan that will be real lifeable. I already swim twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays) but I’d like to incorporate some weight training and maybe even defeat the C25k monster that’s been mocking me.

So that’s my next 6 months. Maybe this time next year, I’ll be discussing how close I am to a little one joining us! (here’s hoping)

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  1. I found you on Kenz's blog – and was so excited to see another Richmond weight loss blogger I had to stop by and say hello! So Hi there. I'm Beth, nice to meet you Em.

    Posted by The Monkey and Me | September 29, 2010, 9:26 pm

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