This picture makes me cry!

This picture makes me cry!
Thought it was time to change my picture

Thursday, January 3, 2008

I hate Progesterone but I LOVE powdered peanut butter!

Yep - love that stuff. Not sure if anyone has heard of PB2 but it is powdered peanut butter that you mix with's 50 calories for 2 tbls and since I'm a huge pb addict and real pb is so high in points - this stuff works great for me. Well except when I attempt to eat the powder by itself - that little trick is a choking hazard........who knew that something so seeminly innocent could clump up in your throat like that??? Not to mention, drinking water AFTER you eat the powder does not have the same effect as mixing before eating. You would think that after my pudding powder escapade that I would have learned to stay away from powdered substances......just not a good idea for me!

Now that I have confessed my "stupid" moment I would like to proclaim that my YMCA has finally gone to a full week of cycle/spin class.........HALLELUJAH!!! I didn't know it until last night when I hauled my butt into the gym to attempt that blasted step w/weights class - I was sooooo dreading the mental effort that class requires. Suddenly I was smacked in the face with a huge board boasting about daily cycle classes......then I saw the lights on in the cycle room - suddenly I knew that I had hit the jackpot and the exercise gods were smiling on me! WOOHOO.......I have to admit I was a little disappointed that the class was almost full with people that NEVER come to the gym - ackkkkk, it's New Year's resolution time and EVERYONE and their dog is at the gym - is it awful for me to wish some great television shows to come on soon so that our class goes back to normal?? OH that is bad of me, isn't it? So hit the spin class and worked hard - felt great! I forgot how good it feels to actually move with purpose as opposed to just shuffling through the days. I slept great and woke up this morning feeling like a million bucks - I'm ready for tonight!

Okay got a quick question for any ladies out there - my fertility doctor currently has me taking progesterone to bring on AF (sorry maybe that is too much info?) and I am swelling up like a beached whale........really I have had 150 ounces of water today (it's only 2:00 here) and I'm still swollen - not to mention the headache and my right arm is going numb.......I had the same kind of stuff last month but we thought maybe it was just that paticular I'm thinking my body is just a freak show and it hates progesterone all together?? I've put in a call to the doc's office but was just wondering if anyone had ever had strange symptons like this?

I hope that you are all having OP days - I've got 7 of 18 AP's earned for this week already........I may actually hit my goal this week, unlike last month where I floundered all month! Hugs to you all!

BTW - Kate, the tortilla soup recipe you gave me ROCKED! I did use a can of FF refried berans to thicken it up but that was just for my personal taste - THANK YOU, the hubby is in love!


Kate said...

I have never tried PB2, but as much as I've heard about it in the last year, I might finally have to do that!

I hate this time of year when the gym gets so crowded, I'm actually looking forward to them all falling off the wagon and staying off so things get back to normal so bad, I Know :(

Glad you liked the soup!

Swizzlepop said...

Yay, you're back! Glad you had a good time at the gym and that you can now spin away the pounds and pannus :)

As for progesterone. What are you taking? They had me on somthign for 10 days last year that ended up not working but then blood tests showed a different problem all together. I don't remember any side effects other than mood swings. I'd google the medicine and see what it says while you are waiting to hear back from the doc.
Email me if you have more questions or if you use IM I can send you my IM ID.

Colette said...

Hey Girly...
Just a quick note to say THANKS for the comments and heres a {{{HUG}}} I miss ya so much here. The holidays were great and I am ready to kick this shit in high gear and burn some fat. Just wish it would warm up here!! Fricking 19 degree's tonight...whats up with that!! Needless to say I did not walk!!:( But I PROMISE TOO ASAP!
Sorry I have been mia but work is sucking right now and I am dealing with some issues there right now... but it will get better!
Keep up all the good work Girl!!
I <3 you!!

Amanda said...

I've heard good things about the PB2. Sounds good, I might have to try it.

Glad you are back in the swing of things!! And you like it! An added bonus! ;)

MMalloy said...

Woohoo for daily spin class. I am so glad to hear you are back into the swing of things!!! I am there with you!
I wish I could tell you something on the meds but I am clueless over here!
I think you have encouraged me to try some new classes, I am looking into pricing for going the local gym. I love my treadmills and weights at home but I could really use some mix in the routine!