Spotting and exercise

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    Hi AM.  DH has had a SA done and I've had an HSG. We are told everything is in working order.  I don't want to do any invasive procedures or even go the clomid route for a number of reasons. I just don't want to be doing anything inadavertently to prevent nature from taking it's course. 

    Hey, kar, the fruit poptarts are an occasional treat. I prefer a bit of dark chocolate for a treat myself.  I generally have a few squares per day.  A little goes a long way and dark chocolate does have anti-oxidants, right? So technically it's good for you.  Just like ice cream is a great way to get calcium.  lol.
     
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    Looks like you know everything is fine, then. I wasn't sure, so I was just throwing it out there. 

    Since we're talking about Pop Tarts, I like the brown sugar cinnamon ones myself.  I buy them every now and again.  Whenever I do, DH just rolls his eyes.  Now I can only eat them at night, though after DD is in bed, or she'd want some too and I'm not sure that much sugar would really be good for her. 
     
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    [QUOTE]Hi AM.  DH has had a SA done and I've had an HSG. We are told everything is in working order.  I don't want to do any invasive procedures or even go the clomid route for a number of reasons. I just don't want to be doing anything inadavertently to prevent nature from taking it's course.  Hey, kar, the fruit poptarts are an occasional treat. I prefer a bit of dark chocolate for a treat myself.  I generally have a few squares per day.  A little goes a long way and dark chocolate does have anti-oxidants, right? So technically it's good for you.  Just like ice cream is a great way to get calcium.  lol.
    Posted by ALF72[/QUOTE]

    You noticed I wasn't disagreeing with the whole poptart idea, right?!  I LOVE the brown sugar ones (like Am), and they are my treat of choice when I'm feeling "bad."   I just can't stand the fruity ones!!  I'm right there with you on the dark chocoate.  I get Trader Joe's Pound Plus 70% dark.  It's only $4, too.  And, sure, it's a health food as far as I'm concerned! Mental health counts, right? ;)
     
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    DH and I are starting a study in a few weeks by Isis Fertility/Dartmouth about lifestyle (excercise and diet) and it's effect on fertility.... I will let you know if any interesting finding/suggestions come from it.  We both excercise about 5 times per week (cardion/runs/weights) and eat pretty well (my daily chocolate nothwithstanding!), and my PCP has advised to keep it up while we ttc and for as long as possible once I get pg.  I would check with your PCP before stopping/starting/slowing down on any excercise. Afterall, it could just be that you have a quick metabolism (you lucky thing!).
     
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    Prill, I would greatly appreciate any info you can  give me after you start your class.  Thanks.

    $4 a pound for chocolate, kar?  Holy moley!  My Scottish blood would kick in and I'd tell myself that sugar isn't good for me.  lol.  I get something called Ritter Sport [also 70% dark chocolate] and it's under $2 for a bar [good sized bar].  Then again, I had a heart attack earlier this week when I had to go to Hannaford to get some stuff that the  commissary doesn't carry. I CANNOT believe the price of food in the "real world"!  I got 3 bags of stuff [one bag of which was filled w/ 2 bags of cat food] and spent almost $70!  Granted, I bought 3 cards for birthdays/father's day, and that came to almost $12, but still!  I generally spend about $75-80 for food for 2 per week, get about 7 or 8 bags of stuff and that includes meat, alcohol and other sundries! I knew I was saving money shopping at the commissary, but didn't realize it was that much!  I calculated I'd be spending about $150 per week at Hannafords for the same stuff.  Good Lord! 
     
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    [QUOTE]Prill, I would greatly appreciate any info you can  give me after you start your class.  Thanks. $4 a pound for chocolate, kar?  Holy moley!  My Scottish blood would kick in and I'd tell myself that sugar isn't good for me.  lol.  I get something called Ritter Sport [also 70% dark chocolate] and it's under $2 for a bar [good sized bar].  Then again, I had a heart attack earlier this week when I had to go to Hannaford to get some stuff that the  commissary doesn't carry. I CANNOT believe the price of food in the "real world"!  I got 3 bags of stuff [one bag of which was filled w/ 2 bags of cat food] and spent almost $70!  Granted, I bought 3 cards for birthdays/father's day, and that came to almost $12, but still!  I generally spend about $75-80 for food for 2 per week, get about 7 or 8 bags of stuff and that includes meat, alcohol and other sundries! I knew I was saving money shopping at the commissary, but didn't realize it was that much!  I calculated I'd be spending about $150 per week at Hannafords for the same stuff.  Good Lord! 
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    $4/lb is practically free for good Belgian chocolate!  I know, food is so darned expensive.  That's why we have a garden.  I'm going to learn to can this year, and we're looking at freezers, too, so we can eat out of it all year 'round.

    I hate Hannaford's, by the way.  I ALWAYS find actual ROTTEN veggies in their produce section, they went in the back to get my lobsters instead of grabbing them out of the tank in front of me, and one of them was DEAD when I went to cook them 2 hours later (I know how to store them).  The last thing was when I went to get lemons to add to my honey for the bronchitis, and I found a set of 3 moldy ones in the organic section.  Organic mold.  Maybe it was penicillin but I didn't try it.  ;)

    You know, you have me craving a nice, hot poptart...brown sugar, of course!!
     
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    That's weird. The Hannaford's here has great produce, fish, meat, etc, and they are bright and clean too.  I just cheap out and buy what we need at the commissary and then supplement w/ Hannafords for stuff that they don't carry at the commissary. 

    Go get your poptart, kar. I just had some chocolate squares w/ my after lunch cup of tea.  I needed to fortify myself before I go and get my hair cut this afternoon.  :-) 
     
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    Hello, I'm a lurker here. I'm actually going to be participating in the same ISIS study, just have to make my first appointment soon, should be interesting. We'll be starting to TTC this summer.
     
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    Bs Bride - we are in the same boat, have our first appointment at the end of the month and start TTC thereafter.
     
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    Nothing to do with exercise but I find Hannafords to be crazy expensive and will shop there when I need a specialty item that I cannot get at Market Basket and for beef if I can't get to Butcher Boy.  

    I am a cinnamon pop tart girl myself.  If I get them it is from the vending machine at work since then I only have two handy and not a whole box full.  And luckily they usually have blueberry which I don't like so it is a rare treat indeed.
     
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    Hi Ladies.  I have an update for you.

    I had an appt w/ my doctor this AM.  You will be happy to know that I gained almost 2 pounds and now weigh just over 116 as of this AM.  ;-)  In any event, he said that while I am thin, my BMI is just fine for conception, esp as I am having regular periods.  He did not think that my exercise routine was anything to worry about since I don't do intense exercise or heavy cardio. In fact, he thought what I was doing is great.  He was concerned about the spotting b/c he said that should not be happening. He checked my charts and they did run a thyroid test about a year ago, so he was stumped as to what it might be.  He said to keep any eye on it and see if it happens again. 

    Basically, my best bet is to find a fertility specialist when we move and see what they suggest.  This is what I anticipated that he'd say.  Since I don't want to do anything w/ drugs or intervention, there was not much he could suggest, and he didn't seem to think that a specialist would  be able to suggest much more either.  Which is fine. He thinks that if we keep doing what we are doing, then we should be pg w/in 6-12 months.  There is a small percentage of women who will not get pg ever w/o drugs or medical intervention. It's possible that I may fall into that category, but he doesn't think so based on my history and charts.  Part of it is likely due to age, which I fully understand.  I'm no spring chicken anymore.  Still, it's nice to know that I am not actively doing anything to prevent us from getting pg. 
     
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    Thanks for updating, ALF!  I didn't suspect you were too thin to conceive, nor that you were excercising too much, but it's good to have that confirmed.  Have fun continuing to try for that BFP the old fashioned way!
     

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