My appt with Dr T isn't until next week - bummer. By then we'll be right around ovulation...which I suppose it a good day to do acupuncture, but not so good if I needed to be adjusted before then...?
Although - since starting TCM/Acupuncture, what is 'normal' is changing (duh, obvi she is trying to change my cycle and clean it up a bit), so I should probably stop trying to refer everything to my 'normal', and just take it as it comes.
In other February IF updates:
- pH: It is too early to be checking CM pH, but I did pick up a book about a pH diet and read that. They want your morning urine pH to be higher than mine is. So far I haven't got it up to the right range. I'm sort of loosely trying to do that - trying to eat more greens, fruits, mineral water, no more decaf coffee, but I'm not going hardcore and cutting out all grains/meat/dairy. I'm still not 100% convinced this pH diet makes sense. There is a lot of conflicting data out there about it. But I figure more fruits/veg certainly won't hurt.
- Exercise: Well, my imaginings of hiring a trainer and working out strenuously every day didn't quite happen. I am working out slightly more than last month, but nothing close to what I probably ought to be doing. I did go for a run today (it being actually warm out!), but it was sort of pathetic. Oh well, you have to start somewhere. DH and I will be going out for a walk soon too - I'm going to use some of my lucky money to buy a new 2011 calendar to write my temps in by the bed. For some reason I am really looking forward to having a new calendar?? Ha ha ha.
- I can't really decide what to do about wheat/dairy. I think I'm going to go back and try more wheat and dairy avoidance. As in - at home make non-wheat/dairy meal plans, but if I'm out or starving, a wheat based cracker won't kill me. I still love the goat dairy, but I'm going to cut it down. We had some last night - the icing for the cake I made was based on chevre and it was TO DIE FOR - but that was a special occasion. (Also, I used freshly ground spelt flour instead of white AP wheat flour...so I get at least one brownie point there????)
Superbowl today!! Go Steelers! :)