OMG, IUI, HCG, WTH: The Things They Don't Tell You About Insemination

OMG, IUI, HCG, WTH! Look at what you get to learn about when you mention the word fertility. You don’t learn these terms unless you’re older, have had a miscarriage, or are actively trying to get pregnant and it doesn’t work. I was not worried about getting pregnant. We were pregnant already. Then we miscarried twins and started hearing things like, “Well, at your age… you should really… call my doctor… blah blah.”...more
It was the most stressful and emotional time of my life. It is so hard....more

How Exactly Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

Chronologically speaking, we have sex, a sperm cell fertilizes an egg cell, said fertilized egg implants into our uterus, our bodies up the production of hCG, and we pee on a stick to find out if all of these things really happened. But, exactly how do these little wands of destiny work? ...more
FWIW I did another test this morning which came up negative.  So it appears that although it was ...more

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Weight Loss - Yes or No?

Yesterday a client asked me about the hCG diet. Some of her friends are going to try it and she was thinking about it too....more

A Change in Lifestyle - HcG Protocol, Days 49, 50, 51

11/12/10, 11/13/10, 11/14/10 - Days 49, 50, 51 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  173 lbs. Yesterday's weight:  174 lbs. Last blogged weight:  173.8 lbs. Difference:  - .8 lbs. Total loss:  - 20.5 lbs.!!!! Goal weight:  140 lbs   Well folks, we made it to the end of our first long round (2 rounds back-to-back) on the HcG protocol eating plan.  And we survived, feeling better in so many ways, with a new perspective on the foods that we eat....more

Last Day of Drops - HcG Protocol, Days 47 & 48

11/10/10 and 11/11/10 - Day 47 and 48 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  173.8 lbs. Yesterday's weight:  174.8 lbs. Last blogged weight:  175.8 lbs. Difference:  - 2 lbs. Total loss:  - 19.7 lbs. Goal weight:  140 lbs   Well, our move continues - we made a pretty good dent in it today with the help of a pickup truck and two strong dudes to help.  We got quite a bit of big stuff over there, and we now have two mostly furnished living rooms ...more

Counting Down - HcG Protocol, Day 46

11/9/10 - Day 46 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  175.8 lbs. Yesterday's weight:  176.8 lbs. Difference:  - 1 lbs. Total loss:  - 17.7 lbs. Goal weight:  140 lbs   Not much to report today - was a pretty busy day.  I had a basketball photoshoot at lunchtime at a school in downtown Dallas, so I missed my morning fruit snack completely and didn't get to have lunch until about 1:30 PM.  I had another photoshoot set for dinnertime - football this time - and d...more

Maintenance is Looming - HcG Protocol, Day 45

11/8/10 - Day 45 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  176.8 lbs. Last weight recorded in blog:  177.0 lbs. Difference:  - .2 lbs. Total loss:  - 16.7 lbs. Goal weight:  140 lbs   When I first got up this morning, I weighed and saw that I had GAINED .4 lbs.  At first I was like, "what tha hell???" and then went back to bed and slept for a couple of more hours.  When I actually got up again, for real, and wasn't half asleep, I weighed again (because I coul...more

It's Been a While - HcG Protocol, Day 44

11/7/10 - Day 44 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  177.0 lbs. Last weight recorded in blog:  179.4 lbs. Difference:  - 2.4 lbs. Total loss:  - 16.5 lbs. Goal weight:  140 lbs   I had to step away from the blogging and writing down of every little success and failure.  I was driving myself crazy.  But I also have been really busy - we closed on our new home, have been trying to pack and move a little at a time (I call it "trickle moving"); not a fun way to ...more

Moody and Hormonal - HcG Protocol, Day 31

10/25/10 - Day 31 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  179.4 lbs. Yesterday's weight:  179.4 lbs. Difference:  +/- 0 lbs. Total loss:  - 14.1 lbs. Goal weight:  140 lbs   Well, I knew that today would be difficult to follow the eating plan while shooting all day on a golf course, so it became a load day - hopefully another kick start that will get me back on track....again.  I don't feel all that great about it, but it has worked each time I've done it so far, so hopef...more

Did I Reset at This Weight? HcG Protocol, Day 30

10/24/10 - Day 30 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  179.4 lbs. Yesterday's weight:  179.4 lbs. Difference:  +/- 0 lbs. Total loss:  - 14.1 lbs. Goal weight:  140 lbs   I don't know if I am stuck again, and if my hypothalmus has reset itself to this particular weight, but I may need to have ANOTHER load day to kick start again.  I've pretty much been at this weight for four days now - however, I haven't had a good trip to the bathroom, if you know what I mean, in fou...more