IVF Update

Ok, so here goes. It's been a very stressful time for me. On December 5th I had my egg retrieval surgery. I was excited to not feel bloated anymore, I was excited at the prospect of having viable eggs which would lead to babies, and terrified that there would be no viable eggs. And I... Continue Reading →

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Day 7 of IVF Stimulation

Good news, my little follicles are growing and responding well to the medication! I have a few follicles that are at 17mm, and others that have continued to grow. They are estimating that my follicles are growing about 2mm a day, so I should be ready for egg retrieval very soon, maybe Monday! On my... Continue Reading →

Suppression Check Ultrasound

Today was day one of my official part of the IVF process. They performed an ultrasound on my uterus to check for cysts and you know...another look at my awesome ovaries and to check that my follicles are "suppressed" meaning that none of my eggs have started to form on my ovaries while I was... Continue Reading →

One-Pan Chicken Curry

I'm on a detox program where I am not supposed to eat the following: Egg-free Nut-free Dairy-free Grain-free Process-refined foods free… (this one is easy as I do not really eat process-refined foods) At this point what CAN I eat?? Well, pretty much what I eat now...just tweaked. My menu plan for next week with... Continue Reading →

Keto Shepherd’s Pie

It is now my lifelong goal to turn foods I love into Keto friendly meals. Today I decided to adapt my normal recipe for shepherd's pie into a Keto version and it was so delicious! Servings size: 8 Nutritional Info for 1 serving: Calories: 231 Fat: 15 grams Protein: 14.75 grams Carbs: 11 grams Fiber:... Continue Reading →

Garlicky Cauliflower Mash

Since I've been on the keto diet this is one of my go-to sides that I make regularly when I'm just not sure what to make as a side with my protein. If you love garlic mashed potatoes, you'll love this! Makes 8 servings. Nutrition for 1 serving: Calories: 76 Fat: 4.9 grams Protein: 3.1... Continue Reading →

Keto Fudge Brownies

I'm trying to be more conscientious about my macro consumption and I really do struggle with getting in my fat and calories...so I've had to resort to eating desserts -_- I know...feel sorry for me. Anyway, I've been playing around with this recipe and to be honest, I'm still tweaking it, but this is a... Continue Reading →

Creamy Brussels Sprouts

I'm always thinking of new ways to make my vegetables more interesting. And since I've been on this Keto diet I thought of the things that I could eat and try to throw something together that might be delicious. And I got lucky...this came out great! Creamy Brussels Sprouts     Ingredients 2 slices of... Continue Reading →

Mini Cheesecake

Makes 6, or more if you use small molds Calories: 191 Fat: 17 grams Protein: 5 grams Carbs: 6 grams Net Carbs: 6 grams Mini Cheesecake     Ingredients 1 tablespoon, unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup mixed nuts (or almonds or whatever, I had mixed nuts on hand so that's what I used) 8 oz... Continue Reading →

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