Sunday, March 10, 2013

#Mamavation Monday--Baby Steps

Alrighty peeps. This past week, and my official re-induction into the Sistahood week (woot), has been focused on baby steps. When I first asked Leah for advice on Twitter before coming back, she said,

"Leave your shame in yesterday. Take small steps today. Pledge to . start small, baby steps making lasting changes."

And last week, Kia reaffirmed this. So for my baby step this past week, I've been drinking water. Half my body weight per day, I've rounded this up to 100oz. and I'm doing it. And the best part is, I feel GOOD about doing it--besides having to pee all the time.

As a reminder to keep taking baby steps, I bought myself a ring.
It reads "The journey of a thousand miles, starts with a single step."

I thought it was a perfect reminder of the journey that I'll be on for the rest of my life, take baby steps.

So this week, my baby step is to eat clean. Ditch the crap, and work on resetting my hormones. And as I have learned, food is one of the easiest ways to reset them. I'm reading "The Hormone Diet".

As some of you may or may not know, last December (2012), I was told I was in menopause by my primary care doctor. I went in complaining about my horrific night sweats and continued fatigue, and ended up having tons of bloodwork done. My bloodwork came back with ZERO FSH, ZERO Estrogen, and a SMIDGE of LSH. I began to question if I even actually counted as a woman anymore. Did I mention? I'm only 26!

From there, I was referred to my OB/GYN, who immediately took me off birth control. Apparently, sometimes birth control can suppress your hormones so much that it will lead to menopausal symptoms. Now, I'm stuck waiting. My OB won't recheck my levels until after two cycles (I'm waiting on cycle two), to make sure that the synthetic hormones are out of my system. However, the night sweats still haven't gone away, so it will be interesting to see if I really am in menopause. Which horrifies me, because I want to have another kid. Bad.

So this week, I'm going to be eating clean. For me, and for the potential to have babies in the future. Oh, and I'm going to continue to drink massive amounts of water. :)


  1. I like the idea of getting the ring and what a message , may steal that idea from you.

  2. What a wonderful ring, and promise to yourself.

    WOW! I pray that all goes well with your health.

    We are here to support you

  3. I think jewelry as a reminder to be awesome is a really inspired idea!

  4. What a cool idea to buy a ring as a reminder. Welcome back to the Sistahood!

  5. I love the ring. It is a gentle reminder to be kind to yourself. Good luck with the clean eating this week. So many of us have wrecked endocrine systems. Know you are not alone with the effects faced by having hormones out of balance. Try not to get frustrated, getting your body back to balance with food for this is a long process but will be worth it.

  6. OMG I love that ring...I need to remember this too. I think I have a this rose colored glasses picture of what it was like to loose weight years ago...I have this picture that it was fast and easy and it wasn't I am just remembering it that way. I have to remember this...all those baby steps they will add up and I can do this! So can you!