Well, my luteal phase was 9 days in April, 7 days in May , and not sure yet this cycle. I do seem to have some spotting right after ovulation, but it seems to go on a bit longer than normal. I ovulated for the first time in March around Easter time, but I don't have good data for that cycle.
I bought an Ovacue Monitor so I can actually confirm ovulation (you need both sensors to confirm ovulation). To understand the color coding, you can go here to page 9. There are very few days during my cycle, at least so far, where I'm not having some kind of spotting. I suppose it could just be that my body is still trying to get back into the groove of ovulating and cycling normally.
I went Gluten Free in September because I found I out have Celiac. Turns out this was the remaining bit that was holding my body back. Things got crazy for awhile cycle wise, but then I was rewarded with ovulation. It took a long time for my body to heal from the damage that the gluten was doing. I am still seeing improvement in my skin and with my allergies; I am hopeful that things will continue to get better.
Still struggling to get on track with diet and exercise though. My activity level is close to nothing. I recently became a doula. I am so busy with that, that all I want to do when I get home from work and doulaing is sit on my duff and do nothing. I know if I exercise my energy level will increase, but it's difficult to get motivated to get going in the first place. :-)
I have heard that using progesterone cream is a good idea. I've been thinking about picking some up.
I do have a known donor that I plan to use. He's a wonderful guy -- and he's close enough in my circle of friends where we'll be able to keep in touch if we choose, but not so close where it could become difficult and/or uncomfortable for our friendship.