Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm sorry I think I left...

I think I left my muscles back a few years ago and I can't seem to find them.  I used to be very active when I was younger, soccer, softball, dancing, acro.  I did lots of things to stay active.  Then in high school I joined theater arts and quit doing anything physical.  I was always in shape and it didn't become a problem until I started Birth control.

I am one of those women who has awful awful cramps around the week of my period.  I also have a history of ovarian cysts caused by my ovulation.  Birth control prevents ovulation and therefore prevents the type of Cysts I develop.  It also helps with my acne.  Of course it also serves its intended purpose of preventing pregnancy...thank goodness.

However When I experimented with which type of BC would work best for me I began my journey by getting the Depo shot.  for three months I was an emotional wreck.  I gained 20 lbs in 3 months.  Then I went off to college and switched to Yazmin (which I loved)  I gained another 15 lbs.  When I got married and ended up in the hospital with 3 cysts in 4 months my gynecologist and I decided it was time to try something else.  When you are told you might loose an ovary at 20 you decide skipping a pill every now and then really does make it much less effective.

I switched to the Nuva Ring!!!  It was finally a great fit!  I love not having to remember a pill every day, I love that my periods are light and easy to deal with.  I love that I can keep it in for three weeks and then take it out for a week and put a new one in. 

I am still overweight.  I had to have knee surgery last year because of some bone spurs, and a thick synovial lining.  I have to lose the weight.  I am about 25 lbs away from where I want to be.  I started day one of jillian micheals 30 day shred and it kicked my Ass.  I am not even joking, I felt like I was going to pass out 3 minutes in.  I don't know how I am going to make it through 30 days of this.  So here is to hoping that the next 30 days do not end in me collapsed in the hospital for whatever.


  1. Birth control is an evil, evil thing. I gained ten pounds on the pill, and then gained 20 more when it turned out we had to do fertility treatments! And then we adopted!

    Long story short -- I am now Jillian's bitch...

  2. Er, oh yeah, I was supposed to start the 30 day shred on Nov 1st. Oops. Good luck.

  3. I'm glad you've found a BC that works for you. I think that people really don't think of how important it really is. My first BC was so terrible, I can't even remember which it was (I know it started with an A)but it was in bleeding for 2 months straight brutal. I did the Yazmin thing and loved it. Then we did the baby thing, then the Mirena thing, then I convinced myself I wasn't losing weight b/c of the IUD so I had it taken out, and now I'm pregnant. Better luck next time I guess for me and BC!

  4. Libby, I'm glad I'm not her only bitch...she is a cruel master.

    Aunt Juicebox, Maybe you can start now and I won't feel like the only total is sooo hard.

    Suzanne, A good birth control is like a good pair of jeans, once you find it you need to keep it.


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