Friday, January 22, 2010

Swimming in Chocolate

Today has been an interesting and somewhat productive day. This morning I started my day by going to the health club. I walked into the pool to swim laps, as I walked by the main pool the older aqua-aerobics women and their instructor tried to recruit me as one of their own. Now this may not seem to be such a big deal, however the women are eighty years old and I am in my 40's. Much to my horror it suddenly occurred to me how much weight I have gained this past year. I realized that the stress of going through IVF and the prior years turmoils had taken its toll. Chocolate had become my best friend and savior. It is time to get the weight off for myself and my future child. I need to be as healthy as I can be. In the past I have run a couple of Triathlons and while I was not planning on doing a triathlon this year it might be a good goal to help me get the rest of the chub off. 2009 was one of the most challenging years I have ever had. Thank goodness for 2010. On a good note, I did get a hold of the International Adoption Doctors at the University of Minnesota so when we get a referral we will be ready to have the medicals looked over. The woman I talked to was very helpful. The cool thing is that because we live close to the U of M they will do the post adoption appointments for us as well. I wish everyone a great weekend. Ursula


  1. Totally understand - I did 5 IVFs and gained about 15 lbs from the meds/stress. STILL haven't lost it and it's been about 2.5 years since we quit :)

    You are very lucky to be so close by to your IA Doctors!

  2. Hey Ursula~
    So happy to find another PAP interesting in cooking! Sarah and I love it - although she is definitely better than me :) For the frittatas I went to the store and got very thinly sliced/shaved ham. Scrumptious!

    Hey that's funny you are so close to the store Pacifier - I just discovered their website :) Again, you are lucky!