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I went to Comicon…

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…and all I got was this lousy headache. And I gained another pound. Up almost 5 pounds since I started Insanity, yet my pants still fit. I am really perplexed about what is going on with my body right now. I’m praying it’s muscle mass, but I have no clue.

Sorry I’ve been remiss in posting the last few days. I was lost in a sea of nerd-dom at San Diego Comicon. I go every year for work. As much as I KNOW I need to appreciate the fact that my work pays for me to go to crazy comic book conventions, this was my 7th Comicon in a row, and as someone who does not generally freak over Game of Thrones or Buffy, walking around with a bunch of sweaty people (100,000+ of them) who do appreciate a Ned Stark sighting is really intense. Really. Intense.

But I’m back now, and ready to get back to blogging. Woot!

Along with Jenn at Future Fords pulling together a kick ass workout challenge, Belle at Scrambled Eggs has put together a 7 Day Detox Plan which I intend to join in on as well. I’m a sucker for these challenges, Ladies! I have slid pretty far off the wagon in terms of my Elimination Diet, and want to get back on track. I just had a great chat on the phone this afternoon with Her Royal Fabulousness about a plan of attack before I see my PCOS specialist in October (who I’m dubbing Dr. Fresh Eggs) and she suggested that I try the elimination diet again, and this time attempt temping as well to see how my body responds to the dietary changes (HRF is a wise woman.). Last time I went on the diet, I got my one and only period in 9 months, but I’m not sure if I ovulated or not.  This plan might give me some more ammo to bring to Dr. Fresh Eggs in October.

Aside from the 5 pound weight gain on Insanity, my workout program is going amazingly well (can’t wait to post before and after pics!). I seriously have never felt stronger in my life. My body is feeling like a well oiled machine, and I am drenched in sweat after every workout. Hubs and I are flexing a lot in front of each other which is amusing.

Tomorrow begins my new Elimination Diet (slightly modified to include some eggs every now and then and a few drinks here and there, as my birthday is coming up next week and we have a wedding to go to in August. I attempted my Elimination Diet during a wedding and ended up bored, sober, and eating a pack of trail mix the entire time, so I’m refusing to put myself through that again.)

Elimination Diet Basics:

No alcohol

No caffiene

No processed sugar (agave, molasses, and brown rice sugar is ok, honey, maple syrup, and cane juice is not)

No gluten

No dairy

No soy

No corn

No wheat products of any kind, including barley, rye, bran.

2 liters of water/ day

No oranges or orange juice

No eggs (I may fudge this a bit)

No peanuts.

It’s not going to be fun, but I’m up for the challenge.

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About Sunny

I'm a happily married, 31 year old gal who is just starting her journey to conceive. I also have ovaries that may need a jump start. This blog is an attempt to channel my obsessive research on my Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome into something positive....like a pregnancy test. That would be awesome. I also hope that other women with this condition will find support in this blog. There are a lot of us out here! Happy reading, whatever your journey may be.

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  1. Your elimination diet is basically exactly what I need to do. Good luck to you! I might try that myself!

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  2. OMG! It isn’t just Ned Stark it is also Boromir! Be still my geeky heart, be still.

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  3. I think your weight gain is amazing muscle mass =) It’s possible my weight loss is all water weight too! =( but I will tell you this much, I can do 12 push ups, REAL push ups ! NEVER IN MY LIFE did I ever do a real one until the last several weeks!!! You are doing awesome!!!

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  4. Agh, that elimination diet list stresses me out to think about. I think my body will revolt against me if I ever try eliminating gluten again.

    I read Belle’s post last week about this and between you and her, I am inspired! But I’m going to take it a little slower. I’m just starting with alcohol and caffeine (for two weeks), but I’m also going to crank up the water drinking. It’s something, right?!?

    Best of luck on your diet! And my guess is, you are gaining muscle. Happens to me every time I train for a half-marathon or marathon – my weight stays the same or goes up a little, but I end up losing pants sizes. Keep doing what you’re doing!

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  5. Found your blog not too long ago. I’ve been working on eliminating the same things myself. I’m good on the caffeine and alcohol, still working on complete elimination of the other things.

    http://www.auntmimi2010.blogspot.com

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  6. You are a challenge super star! After being so committed to the elimination diet, I have complete faith that you can conquer these challenges as well. I love HRF’s advice. I only temped for 8 cycles out of the 20 or so before we started IUI/IVF, but it did help me get to know my body and how my cycles work, and it did help with the initial conversations with the specialists. Good luck!

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  7. Good luck!!! And remember” you’re already a winner Sunny 😉 Sorry, I know that was lame…but it probably is all muscle anyway!

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  8. I hope the transition back to the elimination diet is easier this time! I know you said you felt really awesome when you were sticking with it, so I hope that in combination with your workout makes you feel double awesome 😀

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