Before my first FET back in 2009 made sure to get myself as prepared as possible to give the embryos the best chance I could. I started walking every day (I was already going to the gym 2x a week), I cut out caffeine completely, I tool prenatal vitamins and an additional 4 folic acid as well, I was careful to take my thyroid meds every day (I am bad about this one) and changed my eating habits. I continued all but the exercise throughout my pregnancy (had bleeding and was restricted from too much activity) and I lost weight to boot.
forward to this past year when we attempted our last FET. I was taking
my thyroid meds 4 out of 7 days a week, I was guzzling soda, my eating
was not good at all (but it was the holidays so it doesn't count,
right??), no exercise, and just all around unhealthy. I knew that I
needed to do better but I was so crazy busy I never got around to it.
Now that the first cycle was canceled and we are gearing up to try again
this month I am getting my butt in gear!
issue is caffeine consumption. I am a couponer and couponers cannot pass
up a good deal. I'm sorry, but it's in my DNA do snatch up a good deal.
And CVS has some good deal on soda. Really good deals! It didn't take
long for me to start drinking several cans of Pepsi a day. Mmmmm, Pepsi!
So delish! It got to the point that I was barely drinking any water. So
I am on a mission to reduce my caffeine to one serving a day. The
problem is not so much that I love Pepsi but that I get horrible
migraines. And caffeine withdrawal migraines make you wish for death.
Seriously, the first time I went through we went to the ER, certain I
was dying from a brain tumor exploding inside my skull. So I have to do
this gradually. I am cutting out soda and drinking either a coffee or
tea instead. I will still have a small soda when out but never buy it
for home now. Once I am passed the soda withdrawals I will try to cut
out even the one cup of coffee as well, but I will have to use Excedrin
for the first few days.
I have been doing this for
about a week and so far, so good. Hubby even got a 2 liter of Pepsi
yesterday (he rarely drinks soda so this was a surprise) and I had one 4
oz glass with my pizza. That was all. **pats self on back** And the
majority of the bottle is sitting there and it is not even bothering me.
And my water consumption is up to about 6 glasses a day! Go me!!!
next goal is to take my vitamins and thyroid meds every day. Last week I
took it 3 times and this week I am shooting for all 7 days. I don't
know why I am bad about this, but I must do better!!! I want to give our
little embies the best chance at sticking and in order for that to
happen I have to do better. And I will!
So how do
you/will you prepare? Anything you do different? Or are you just one of
those already healthy people that always make me feel guilty? ;)