Thursday, July 15, 2010

Plans and side effects. Yeah, like that.

I am CD7 and my weight is bouncing around quite a bit, wondering if it is stress, the femara or salt/water whatever. I don't know. We planned our vacation and we are staying in the Gulf, not the messy part and honestly, I was not apposed to that, the people there just didn't return my phone call(Gulf Shores). We need to get away and we are being budget-friendly doing so. It will be hot, I'm sure so we will be in the pool a lot.
The phase of my diet is going okay, could be better. I read some people gain on femara but I did a one day dose thing so I can't see that is affecting my weight. I don't think I am drinking enough water, honestly. Today I hope to do that a load up on protein to see what happens. I want to be stable before our trip. I don't want the whole trip to be about what I am eating or not. My appetite has changed and that is a beautiful thing.
I am in a mess over homeschool. I was really disappointed with the curriculum we used this year. I loved the classical aspect of the books and lessons but their customer support is a hot mess. A waste of money, in my opinion. They rarely answered the phone, took a week or more answering emails...not what I paid for. We really had problems tackling the creative writing this year and instead of helping us, the advisor got all vague and moved on. So we need a new plan. I need to settle this and work on it before we leave. I am planning on doing the kids standardized tests next week. We are looking at Seton but I will miss teaching the classical elements that the kids loved like mythology, Latin and (we were preparing for) Roman history. The grammar and math programs were good too. The lesson plans and organization aspect got the best of me this year. I know the kids are much stronger in language, math, history....it's writing they all struggled in trying to find a solid understanding. The schools they attended prior to homeschool just ignored creative writing. Period. That left it all on me.
So I will get through. In the meantime, we hope the new plan for achieving pregnancy(and staying pregnant) will work. I have another friend who is pregnant and it gives me hope that God will hear our prayer. I don't feel old. I feel younger than I have in years after losing weight and getting my blood pressure to 120/80(last week). I have lost much more than 10% of my body weight, all good. So I ready to go where God leads me. I just have no idea where that will be.

6 comments:

Sew said...

So what is going on with your thyroid now? Is it "regulated" by symptoms? Email me....If I can find a doctor here you can find on there... ;) I have a website I can forward you....

the misfit said...

Blood pressure and weight loss - congrats! Those are huge changes!!!

Have so much fun on your vacation!

Tridentine Wife said...

I'm curious to know what homeschooling curriculum you are using? I am already starting to do a tiny bit of research.

a thorn in the pew said...

We are using St Thomas Aquinas right now but will use Seton in the fall unless something changes.

Tridentine Wife said...

Oh! I will be curious to know how you like the Seton curriculum. My husband and I have looked into that one a little, and I really liked a lot of the things about it.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

It sounds like you have made a good dent in the weight, etc. Good luck with the continuation.