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  • Yeah, but you're healthy. There's no magical switch that makes your pregnancy dangerous at 34/35. I think health is a HUGE factor in the risk of "older pregnancies".

    Actually Hulky has told me that the health of the male is more of a factor than most people think. You could use that as a motivator for Brad if you do decide to go for it . Males are constantly generating sperm so they will be reflection of the males' health, whereas females just have what they have. The eggs can degrade over time, but your health can improve those chances too.
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    • You're correct. I hadn't thought about that. Good call Hulky! Must be that biology degree he's working on.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Today is Brady's first day of meds. He's taking 18 mg Concerta. I sent an email to his teacher to tell her today is Day 1 and asked her to keep me updated on how he's doing. She sent a message and said it's made a night and day difference. She was performing some testing on the students. She said Brady responded immediately instead of needing his usual 3 reminders. This makes me both happy (for him) and sad (for me). I'm pleased he's able to focus now, but I'm terribly sad that he's got this issue that requires medication.

        Dr. Ashley said he doesn't have to take it on weekends or on days he doesn't have school if we don't want him to b/c it's a fast acting 14 hour med... we'll see what we do. I, of course, don't want him to take a med when he doesn't need to, but for the sake of his aunt and grandma, we might have him continue to take it while out of school. We'll see what he wants to do - if it makes him feel better, I'll let him take it.

        Dentist appointments for me and the kids today. Maybe I'll arrange it so that Makenna and I get our work done first with Brady waiting in the wings so that the youngest kid isn't running around unsupervised... Brady will be able to play on his tablet.

        With that, I'm going to eat lunch and get ready to leave work. Have a nice one everyone.
        Primal since March 5, 2012
        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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        • I think my hormones are shifting again... I won't specify why I suspect this as that might be considered TMI, but suffice it to say things are feeling/presenting a bit differently than usual - might that have something to do with my crazy desire to get pregnant again? I suspect so.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • Jenn - remember your age and hormonal state. At 34 you are at your sexual prime! Sexual desires will change for the next 10-15 years as you are slowly approaching menopause.

            As for baby desires............ they are HEAVY at your stage of life. Its that "last chance" mentality - that comes from the hormones not the logic.

            I also agree with Tasha about the health of the "sperm donor" ............... good motivational factor for Brad to get ahold of his weight and health issues

            Make sure you are using the common sense, logical voice when making these kinds of decisions!!! Hormones can make you end up saying "holy crap - what did we do???"
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • Yeah, I'm over it... and if this is my sexual prime, I want my money back b/c it sucks. I desire sex maybe 3x a month - right around ovulation - when biology tells me to have sex. Otherwise I just want to be left alone. My hormones suck.

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              Whole30 Day 22. Still doing well. Ready to be done.

              17 days til my marathon... 17. Days.
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Oh...You are really going to love PHD. If you eat healthy carbs at the recommended levels, you should notice a difference pretty quickly. Use protection unless you are sure about #3
                Primal since 9/24/2010
                "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                • We do, Paula. Thanks for the additional push toward PHD.
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • So, reconfiguring my percentages on MFP and they're not changing much to meet PHD guidelines (if I interpreted this right).

                    Calorie Goal: 2,000
                    Carbs: 150 gm per day (30%)
                    Protein: 100 gm per day (20%)
                    Fat: 111 gm per day (50%)

                    The book says to keep carbs at about 30% with 1 lb being starches, protein at 15-20% (I'm not comfortable with 15% given my athletic endeavors), and fat at 50-60%.

                    Measuring the starches will be interesting. I will start with potatoes tonight. The thing that worries me is ensuring I cook enough potatoes to equal 1 lb just for me alone (1/2 lb for dinner tonight and 1/2 lb for lunch tomorrow). Potatoes will mostly be a lunch and dinner thing - unless it's a weekend, then I'll weigh out some hashbrowns for breakfast. Maybe next week I'll add potatoes to breakfast. We'll see.

                    I see that for a while this is going to take some meticulous measuring and logging of intakes - not my half assed food log now that is done solely to satisfy Pact and most days is far from accurate.

                    I really wish I could get the PHD website pulled up on my work computer. It's blocked for some shitting reason - probably b/c the title includes the word "diet". To circumvent this, I use my phone, which makes for a very small screen.

                    Paula says it'll fix my hormones so I get vivacious again... I hope she's right. And I'm pretty sure my husband hopes so as well. The poor guy...

                    Anyway, I'm going to dig through Paula's food journal and see what she's got going on and get an idea of what I should be shooting for.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Just be aware that my main focus was that pound of starch. My other veggies have been seriously lacking. Next month I will endeavor to get veggies at both meals.
                      Primal since 9/24/2010
                      "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

                      Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                      MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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                      • So far, I've weighed out 9.5 oz of protein and 8 oz of starch.

                        4 oz boiled eggs (in shell still, but I figured that has a minimal weight impact)
                        1.5 oz bacon
                        4 oz chicken

                        8 oz sweet potatoes sauteed in coconut oil

                        That leaves me with 6.5 oz of protein and 8 oz of starch left to consume tonight. Problem is that I won't be home tonight (ThirtyOne Gifts sales meeting from 6 til 8) so I'll probably end up baking a few chicken tenderloins and I guess some cajun sweet potato wedges or something... I REALLY need to find a new way to prepare sweet potatoes... oh wait, maybe sweet potato hashbrowns?

                        Once I'm past this Whole30, I think I'll find I really like PHD.

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                        Hormones are still doing something funny... it's making for some very uncomfortable days...

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                        Brady seems to be doing well on his medication. He's come home with favorable behavior marks on his calendar two days in a row.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • *sigh* 1 lb of starch puts me over on my carbs... Paula - any suggestions?

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                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • If I ditch the larabars, I'll be good, but... those larabars are what will be used to keep me satisfied until I'm finally able to eat dinner at 9:00...
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                              *sigh* 1 lb of starch puts me over on my carbs... Paula - any suggestions?

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                              Jenn...what app are you using to record your food? I like the look of the page...lots of good info all in one place.
                              Goal: Don't worry be happy!

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                              • MyFitnessPal. This is the web version.
                                Last edited by jenn26point2; 03-27-2014, 02:04 PM.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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