In the 2ww again, but I don't have much hope at all for this cycle. This month I didn't do opks, but figured I'd O at the usual time. Wrong! OOPS. According to my temps and CM and FF's interpretation of them, I O'd earlier, on CD 14, so we didn't do the 'extra effort' thing to ensure insem, and even then, the last time we BD before O day was 4 days prior. We did BD the morning after I supposedly O'd, but... well... the egg was likely already gone by then, PLUS, chances are pretty slim without insem unless there was a very frisky "escapee." Ha ha ha. Not likely :lol: So... far as I'm concerned, I'm out for this month. Onward to next month! :smile: So weird that I still hold on to a tiny spark of hope that by some miracle it happened anyway, though. :rolleyes:
In other, more interesting news, I am now at the halfway point in my weight loss journey! :yahoo: AND... am officially within my healthy weight range! (I'm 5' 8") At the top of range, but still...within it! I'm not within my IDEAL weight range yet, but hopefully I'll be there soon :) Some days I have to pinch myself to make sure what I'm seeing on the scale is for real. I'm in the 160s now? When did THAT happen? :eek: I haven't been below 170 in YEARS!!! And as of this morning, starting to get close to the 150s! Down to 161.5 now (I won't change my ticker until my "official" weigh-in day on Monday, though.)
I'm at Level 2 now of the Jillian 30-Day Shred workout DVD. I thought I was doing so great and ready to move up to Level 3, but then DH suggested I wait until I could do the 'Advanced' version of Level 2 first. There are 2 girls to follow (besides Jillian, who acts as more of a 'coach') during the workout, one is the 'beginner' version and the other is the 'advanced' version.
I had been kind of switching back and forth between the two girls, doing some moves more like the beginner version and some like the advanced version. I felt like it was getting too easy, so I followed DH's suggestion and decided to do the ENTIRE Level 2 workout following the advanced girl (who I like to affectionately call "Amazon woman." :lol:). Wow, was I surprised! It was so much more physically taxing! Now THAT is a workout, honey child (<--now there's a term I haven't used since I hung around a certain group of friends in high school, haha).
Then DH burst my bubble even more by informing me that I was sticking my butt up in the air during the push-ups. Here I was all proud and excited that I was starting to be able to do a full push-up, doing almost all the way down, when he told me my form was all wrong. So after pushing my butt down and tucking it in and doing it again, I couldn't go back up and fell to the floor laughing and groaning! :ROFL: Oh well... I'll get there.
As for my running, it hasn't been going too well, and I'm not sure why. I made it all the way to Week 7 of the 9-week program, then I got sick for a week with a stomach virus, which was around the first week of June, and since then have only been able to run 20 minutes/2 miles straight again ONE TIME... the rest of the time, the most I've been able to run is 10 minutes straight at one time, then I have to stop and walk before I can run again. Two days ago, my run was REALLY tough, I struggled the ENTIRE time, so today I decided to back down a little bit and build back up again, so I ran three 5-minute intervals with 3 min of walking in-between (with a 5-min warm-up and cool-down walk, of course). Sweat was pouring off of me, and this was in an air-conditioned gym! Oh well, I'll just keep at it, and hopefully soon I'll see a big jump in progress again.