So, the OH WOW part of this post is that when I got on the scale this morning (after having eaten out last night- Logan's Roadhouse= 2 huge yeast rolls w/real butter, steak, salad, and part of a huge brownie)....I was finally out of the 170s! I am at 169.2. I know that for some people posting their actual weight is like "OH NO not me, not ever." And I understand that but there was something so great when I saw those sweet numbers this morning! I had to share and encourage others. I had to be brave. But I will really be happy when about 30 more pounds are gone!
So, since I haven't exercised much, I have been super busy sewing, re-upholstering, and taking care of the house. I have been sticking with a pretty good diet. I try to stay inside 1200 calories but definitely not over 1500. I have had some really good days, and I have had some not so good ones! But that is all a part of it.
I was diagnosed in February with PCOS- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is a hormone issue where my ovaries develop cysts in them. This makes it hard to get pregnant. After doing more research on it, I have come to realize that a big part of it is that the insulin in my body causes part of it. So, my carb/sugar days ended last night. I am really going to try to cut out as much sugar and bad carbs as I can to help my body function properly! I was inspired by Christa over at Fearlessly Infertile.
She is also doing PCOS weightloss battle. So, I am joining up with her weigh in Fridays. It is very nice to have someone who is going through the same things you are. If you don't know very much about PCOS check out some info here. One in 2 women have it without knowing.
The symptoms are the following:
If you have any of them in conjunction with infrequent periods, please, please, please discuss them with your doctor.
-Infrequent menstrual period and/or irregular bleeding
-Increased growth of hair on face/body
-Acne, oily skin, or dandruff
-Weight gain or obesity
-Type 2 diabetes
-High blood pressure
-Male-pattern baldness or thinning hair
-Darkened skin on neck, arms, breasts, or thighs
PCOS can lead to things such as type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke and kidney problems, so its really important to get it diagnosed and under control.
There is my plea. I hope you enjoy your Friday!