Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Isn't it Ironic, Don't You Think?

After many years of being irritated that not ONE example given in the song "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette was actually ironic, something occurred to me the other day.

(OMFG! Many years -- as in the nearly 15 years ago when it first came out!!!)

Perhaps the irony, was not exactly IN the lyrics, but that fact that it
**WASN'T*** in the lyrics. The irony of the song, was that it wasn't ironic at all! For about 3 seconds, I felt brilliant (if a little slow to bring the idea to the table). So, I googled this theory and there's a mention of this in Wikipedia. Only it wasn't intentional at all! sigh.

I bet that Alanis now knows the difference between things that suck and things that are ironic. Sometimes things can both suck and be ironic.

For instance, my roommate has absolutely no desire to have children. EVER. And certainly she would NEVER consider birthing one. She is also afraid of doctors. Her periods are irregular and always have been. I was concerned about her lack of cycle. I gave her some of my FertilAid pills in the hopes that she would get her period regulated. The pills didn't seem to be working for me, but I had read many good things about them. She's been taking them for nearly 6 months and has had 3 periods in the last 4 months. I find this to be ironic. While I think it's great for her, I also think it sucks for me! argh!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Progress Report

Temping: C-

Remembering to take supplements: A

Acupuncture: A+

Weight loss: F--------


Exercise: F---

Eating Healthy: D

Peeing on sticks: B+


Ugh. WHY. IS. IT. So. ***DIFFICULT***


I wish I had more to say. I super wicked took a flying leap off of the general effort to be healthy wagon. I'm trying to get back on, but the chocolate keeps calling me. And yes, somehow the chocolate is preventing me from climbing on the bike, or from taking a walk. (I'm actually have such pain in my legs from my compartment syndrome issues that it is hard to push myself.) -excuses - excuses - excuses-

Also, who can resist apple pie?



I have a wedding to go to in December, and if I don't quit eating, I'm not going to have anything to wear! Really, need to work on this.

I've been thinking about my lack of period and how I plan to handle it. February will mark 1 year since I last had a cycle. If I still haven't had a period by then, I'm thinking about progesterone.

Do you know of any natural progesterone pills or creams? Have you had any luck using them successfully? Are there benefits to using these over the commercially available RX kind of progesterone (horse hormones I think!)?

Anyway, my plan is to take **some** kind of progesterone during the time my body should be naturally increasing progesterone levels on its own. So, when I get a +OPK, I'll start taking the progesterone for the 14 days or whatever it is and work in concert with my body. Maybe it will just need a little more coaching to get back on track.

Thoughts?