We both firmly believed that 2012 simply had to be better than 2011, just by default. We decided to start it off on the right foot, and finally lose that weight we’d been complaining about for months.
We started eating healthier, and exercising. Our diet was our own sort of modified Atkins or South Beach, with a touch of a juice fast. We cut out empty carbs–rice, pastas, breads, etc–while keeping the healthy ones, like beans and whatnot, and stayed away from sugars. And we had juice instead of breakfast every morning. With the caveat of a “cheat day” once a week, where we could eat whatever we wanted.
We also did a full on juice fast for 10 days. It was really difficult to consume nothing but juice, but all the micro nutrients in the juices actually kept us feeling really good.
Overall, we each got close to the 25 pound mark. We felt better, looked better, and were happy with our accomplishment in the weight loss department.
But the stress and disappointment of continued failure in the TTC department was taking its toll, and we finally decided to see a fertility specialist.