Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thanks Ladies!!!!

I have NEVER felt so much support in my life. And this is the time I truely need it all. I am so blessed to have met you all on here.

Pic by Me! A rose from my garden :D

Thanks to SAHW, All You Who Hope, Heather, I Believe in Miracles, and Nichole. Y'all gave me so much encouragement about my diet and have helped me see this as a day to day struggle. If I fall off of the wagon so to speak then I have tomorrow to get back on :D It is amazing how many females struggle with eating disorders. One of my best friends suffered from anorexia. She is now a counselor helping other girls with eating disorders. In today's society it is drilled in our heads to be super thin and starve. And I am not saying that I have an eating disorder...I love to eat. I just get mad at myself when I eat junk and I know I am not suppose to with PCOS. But in a little way I am sure all of us have issues with food. I definately use it to comfort myself.

In grad school I wrote a paper on eating disorders but with a different twist. In my paper I found a quote about Barbie Dolls. A standard Barbie doll is 11.5 inches tall, giving a height of 5 feet 9 inches at 1/6 scale. Barbie's vital statistics have been estimated at 36 inches (chest), 18 inches (waist) and 33 inches (hips). According to research by the University Central Hospital in Helinski and Finch, she would lack the 17 to 22 percent body fat required for a woman to menstruate.

That is crazy, the article goes on to say that one Barbie Doll came with a scale that read 110 lbs. And she was 5'9" tall. CRAZY.....I know.

Okay tomorrow is 13 DPO!!!! I am waiting until Friday afternoon to buy pg tests. So I won't test early. I am telling myself that if it is negative, then next month and IUI w/ injectibles will do the trick. Plus if I am not PG I am hitting the eliptical hard and losing some more weight. I have lost 16 lbs since January. I am taking my time, Slowly but surely :D THANKS again for all the support.


Jill said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! This whole journey with PCOS makes you doubt and second guess everything you've ever known, doesn't it?

Also, if Barbie was a real person, she would NOT be attractive.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Awe -- you are very sweet. I've heard those statistics about Barbie before when they came out with "realistic" Barbie. Man -- crazy stuff.
Crossing figures, saying prayers and sending you baby dust!!

Terri Franklin said...

I am praying for you everyday. I love you and I am there for you always!! Stay strong, God is working on a plan for you!! He loves you and would never give you anything you couldn't handle.
Love, Terri (your sis)

My Infertility Diaries said...

Terri...the best sister in the world :D I love you so much and look up to you more than you will ever know. Thanks for always looking out for me and truely being my big sis. Love you!!!!!

SAHW said...

You are very welcome!!! I LOVE the IF online community, and honestly, I don't even know how to express how much being here has helped me - I started blogging in April, so that's just 4 short months, but it's made such a huge difference to me. The support is phenomenal.

Sending you lots of nice sticky thoughts for today or tomorrow when you test!!