PCOS/Insulin Resistance Support - 2012 July PCOS Support Thread




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astrophe
07-01-2012, 10:57 PM
Round up! New month! :carrot:

Who is here this month?
How are you?
How was last month?
How is your PCOS management last month?
What are you going to work on in July?

A. :D


Firesoulx
07-02-2012, 10:06 PM
Here.
I'm alright.
Been lazy past couple months, but also it's because my efforts were in vain and I just kept maintaining weight! (Finally just broke through the few month plateau!)

I'm going to revamp my WOE and WOL. Focusing on healthy exercise daily, and low carb lifestyle..
Hoping to jumpstart my weight loss again!

My period is coming but it's kinda random. Also I got a copper IUD put in last november so it makes me have contractions when I have my period(side effect that is supposed to subside 6mo to a year of having it in, so it def. wasn't as bad when I first got it put in). Luckily I got some muscle relaxants to stop it. Also ibuprofen 800 mg every 4 hrs or so will stop the contractions. I think the IUD helps me have a period and the metformin together.
I'm grateful for bleeding but I do notice the color in my face is pale and blue and purple under my eyes when I have my period. Anemia most likely so I have to up my dose of vitamins and get enough iron for sure!

astrophe
07-02-2012, 11:06 PM
Firesoulx Gosh -- maintaing weight is an achievement in my book! I have had persistent weight CREEP in the past and just getting to be STILL is a winner! Hang in there.

Who is here this month?

Moi. :D

How are you?

Great!

How was last month?

Good!

How is your PCOS management last month?

BODY: Stable, finding the summer groove. Trying to get it to move to the losing side. Sex is awesome. Hello, libido. So that's where you were! :) No TOM though. Still waiting... sigh.

MIND: Upbeat, good, thinking new interesting things so pretty lively. A bit forgetful at times though and I am not sure why. Sleep? Age? It's making taking me meds a bit challenging. I keep wondering about perimenopause.

HEART: Had some conflict but resolved with coworker. But for a while it was a bit ugh. Some minor venty ughs but overall handled it reasonably. Not crying jags or weepies or overemotey -- which has happened in past with crazy pcos moods!

SOUL: Topped up, at peace. So good there.


What are you going to work on in July?

More of same. I really cannot complain here because June was overall a good month. Small tweaks, sure, but overall good.

A.


MrsH2132012
07-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Who is here this month?
Me!

How are you?
I'm ok, coming off my corticosteroid again for more testing, feel tierd and moody yuck

How was last month?
Good I made my workout minutes but weekend eating was no bueno :(

How is your PCOS management last month?
It was great exercise wise but need to get weekend eating under control!

What are you going to work on in July?
Eating better Saturday and Sunday!
Might even go low carb this month...we shall see

Hotaruchan
07-05-2012, 11:32 AM
Who is here this month?
*waves*

How are you?
Been better...we're getting to the end of the semester, so work is getting pretty stressful.

How was last month?
Not bad...I ended it with a trip to Tokyo to see friends and managed to knock off a little more than 12 lbs by working my tail feathers off, so I'll call that a win.

How is your PCOS management last month?
Not terrible...I had a pretty normal period! It only lasted 5 days, which is pretty awesome since they usually range from a week to 2 1/2 weeks (my longest being 3 1/2 months...want to guess when I got my diagnosis?).

What are you going to work on in July?
More water, different exercises. I think my body is getting tired of ridiculously long bike rides, so I started the 30 Day Shred today. I sweated an absolutely disgusting amount (Japanese humidity is ridiculous and unfortunately I'm prone to sweating a lot anyway) but it wasn't actually that bad. I need to work on better breakfasts too...maybe start making things at night since I'm too lazy to do it in the morning.

Rana
07-07-2012, 01:44 PM
Who is here this month?

I am!

How are you?

I'll break it down like Astrophe did. Emotionally, I'm okay. Work-wise, I have a lot on my plate. Physically? I'm not doing so good. I have a hurt knee which I am going to see a doctor about on Friday. My foot thing that I might have mentioned here before is really a back nerve thing, rather than a foot thing, so I need to start taking care of my stress (muscle tension is causing it, rather than something else). I scraped my elbow pretty badly and it hurt a lot and it's still healing.

How was last month?

It was okay. I had a lot of work travel, which made it hard for me on so many levels. But I also had fun. I feel like being a hermit now though.

How is your PCOS management last month?

I think it was good. I'm still getting my periods regularly, I haven't seen an increase or decrease in the other symptoms. I'm trying to treat my IR.

I've gotten better at the IR thing too. I've discovered it's less about the quality -- i.e. carbs or such -- and a lot more about the QUANTITY. So, this past week has been an interesting test to see how low I can get my blood sugar levels and the conclusion is that as long as I eat under 1500 calories a day, preferably in the 1300 range, I can keep my FBG in the low 80s and at night too.

I always thought it was the quality of the food -- low carb, lots of protein. It's turning out that it's not...


What are you going to work on in July?

Well, the travel and the hurt knee means I've had to decrease my intensity of my workouts, although I am doing them! And I've gained weight. I'm up to 168.2 lbs, which I am going to change on my ticker in a second. My goal is to get the pounds off and focus on managing my IR, of course.

Eating less, exercising, and continuity should make the pounds come off. I know it won't be fast, it never is for us, right?

But, I do have my goal of my trip with the boyfriend in the fall (although now he's saying he wants to go to his hometown to visit instead of a proper vacation).

And.... I'm back to working on my education stuff. So, all in all, it's a lot on my plate, which is why I end up stressed so much, to the point it compresses nerves that affect my toes! Yikes! One of the things I have vowed to do is to get more massages in my life. I always say it but I never do it, but I think if I want to keep this up, I'm going to have to.

So, hopefully, I'll be back more regularly. I think checking in here with others really does help to keep my focus. I just have to do it. No more talking about it.

2phatinvictoria
07-08-2012, 02:36 PM
Who is here this month?

I am Finally

How are you?

Im good Minus I have pneumonia, How it happened I dont know.. Our weather was pretty crappy. Actually side note, I had a couple from Texas on vacation here (Victoria BC) and the poor woman was buying sweaters and sweatpants!! I myself have been dying with heat. I dont tolerate it very well and maybe that's because ive lived in some of the coldest places in Canada.

How was last month?

Last month was awesome, It all finally makes sense to me. There is no magic pill (it actually really bugs me that people just want the weight loss from pills not the other stuff the hard work.) Ive been doing bootcamp now for 8 weeks, and also walking up mount doug..(not really a walk more like a hike). It is beautiful here thats for sure. Once I get to the top of the mountain i can see pretty much the entire city and the states cause they are just across the water. But since making little changes I am now down 9 inches in my body, im down 10.3 pounds ( Im not on anything for my ir) and down a dress size. oh and I have had three periods in three months!!!!

Also, The endo that i will never see again was wrong, she said the only way i was going to get the dark patches under my arms and on my neck was by taking Metformin, Boy was she wrong.. Without Metformin and just exercise (because that also helps with ir) I have no dark patches Not one!

How is your PCOS management last month?

well it was awesome!! exercise and hard work are key, all because i have pcos doesn't mean i cant loose weight it just means i have to work harder!

Oh and I have made little changes to my diet, But if i want chocolate i have it and if i want pizza i have a slice, Im trying moderation, because if i can loose the weight by not changing too much with my diet, that means when I ready to maintain... It will be easier because I haven't changed much

What are you going to work on in July?

Im just going to keep on trucking! 8 weeks ago i started doing 5 second planks and last week I got up to a min!!! I also can do pushups and dips!!! I just keep wondering what else can my body do in more time!!

Rana
07-08-2012, 03:10 PM
That's great, PIV!

I'm so glad you're finding your groove! :)

2phatinvictoria
07-08-2012, 03:24 PM
Thanks its taken a long time... But i think ive finally got it.. and I quit smoking the other day.. so far so good:)

scorpgrl11
07-09-2012, 02:59 PM
Who is here this month? I'm new to the group in general--to the forum, to this group
My name is Alicia

How are you? I'm... okay. Got diagnosed with PCOS over a decade ago, was told it was "no big deal" since infertility was not a feature for me.

Last month I saw a specialist in Cincinnati and what a mind blower.
He explained the full deal of PCOS to me, put me on a new diet--abrupt goodbye to carbs and sugar, which I won't lie put me in a tailspin--and three weeks later introduced Metformin into my regimen as well.

I'm still learning to deal with these dietary changes (I'm constantly hungry, not supposed to be, can't figure out why I am?).
Excited that I initially lost the first weight loss in FOUR years!!! But wishing I'd drop some more.


How was last month? I have really not exercised. I can't seem to get motivated. The heat, I think, is part of it. (I'm not a summer person and I hate the heat.) But I feel better in general.


How is your PCOS management last month? Things are markedly better, but I'm having more "regular" periods for the first time in my life. Not sure I like having them so frequently, lol.

What are you going to work on in July? I need to exercise, just a bit every day. I have a tendency to want to just do a BUNCH a few days a week and then nothing the rest of the time. Then I'll go through weeks where I do nothing. I need to be accountable to people, I think. That would motivate me to get up off my butt. (A real-time workout buddy would be best, but those are hard to come by, I think.)

Rana
07-10-2012, 11:45 AM
Welcome Alicia! Hope you stick around!

Rana
07-10-2012, 11:47 AM
Quick update. I'm down a little bit this morning.

I'm hungry again.... this lower calorie thing makes me hungry! It's not a bad thing, I think we sometimes forget what it means.

I also noticed that if I drink coffee with sugar, my blood levels skyrocket. If I eat sugar no coffee, no problem. If I eat coffee, no sugar, no problem.

The combination seems to be killer for me!

Clmiller0782
07-13-2012, 08:26 PM
I am 30 y/o, was dx with pcos when I was about 23-24. Had lap band surgery in 2008 and was down to 145 lbs... My goal weight. Yay. Not so fast..... Back up to 185 lb now. Granted I was not exercising and was eating pretty horribly. In early April of this year I got myself a YMCA membership. Changed my eating habits drastically. I have been consistently going to the gym 6x/week for an hour each day and on Tuesdays I do 3 classes which totals 2.5 hours of intense cardio/strength training/core work.... Plus see a personal trainer once a week. My calorie intake is about 1300-1400 a day, high protein.

Recently saw a nutritionist and was told to lower calories to 1200 a day. Also following up with endocrinologist soon - August 13th. I was recently put back on metformin, only 500 mg, and the nutritionist spoke to the endo and he said I might need an increase.

Nothing seems to be working. I have not lost a single pound in 3 months! In fact I have gained weight and inches as my clothing is fitting tighter the ever. Tried diuretics to see if I was holding water weight, tried diet pills, tried upping water intake, tried lowering carbs and sugar intake, got myself a fitbit (it's a pedometer on steroids -- it's amazing)..... Tried EVERYTHING!!! I am at my wits end and am so frustrated. I don't know if it's the pcos or something else that is terribly wrong that my body is holding on to this weight. Has anyone else experienced this? Help!! I feel so alone. And drs aren't any help. They just tell me to exercise more, drink more water, eat less calories. For goodness sake I'm only eating 1200 a day as it is.... And average 600-650 calorie loss per day in exercise. That is a huge calorie deficit daily probably about 1000 at least.

Sorry to ramble.... Just so tired of doing this and being on this wheel.... I don't know how much more I can take.

astrophe
07-13-2012, 10:54 PM
Just popping in for a quick howdy! I'm traveling so I'm not yet home where I can have longer internet times.

Enjoying the travel visiting friends and family -- kinda winging it on the food portions and trying to keep it sane despite not having my usual tools to measure/weigh. Hopefully coming home won't be too bad.

Period watch -- scanty period. But something is better than nothing right?

Back soon!

A.

Rana
07-14-2012, 12:54 PM
I am 30 y/o, was dx with pcos when I was about 23-24. Had lap band surgery in 2008 and was down to 145 lbs... My goal weight. Yay. Not so fast..... Back up to 185 lb now. Granted I was not exercising and was eating pretty horribly. In early April of this year I got myself a YMCA membership. Changed my eating habits drastically. I have been consistently going to the gym 6x/week for an hour each day and on Tuesdays I do 3 classes which totals 2.5 hours of intense cardio/strength training/core work.... Plus see a personal trainer once a week. My calorie intake is about 1300-1400 a day, high protein.

Recently saw a nutritionist and was told to lower calories to 1200 a day. Also following up with endocrinologist soon - August 13th. I was recently put back on metformin, only 500 mg, and the nutritionist spoke to the endo and he said I might need an increase.

Nothing seems to be working. I have not lost a single pound in 3 months! In fact I have gained weight and inches as my clothing is fitting tighter the ever. Tried diuretics to see if I was holding water weight, tried diet pills, tried upping water intake, tried lowering carbs and sugar intake, got myself a fitbit (it's a pedometer on steroids -- it's amazing)..... Tried EVERYTHING!!! I am at my wits end and am so frustrated. I don't know if it's the pcos or something else that is terribly wrong that my body is holding on to this weight. Has anyone else experienced this? Help!! I feel so alone. And drs aren't any help. They just tell me to exercise more, drink more water, eat less calories. For goodness sake I'm only eating 1200 a day as it is.... And average 600-650 calorie loss per day in exercise. That is a huge calorie deficit daily probably about 1000 at least.

Sorry to ramble.... Just so tired of doing this and being on this wheel.... I don't know how much more I can take.

No worries.

How about if you post a sample of your daily menu?

Also, little things that you may or may not be doing:
- Are you weighing/measuring your food?
- How much water are you drinking?
- What are your macros (ratio of carbs/protein/fat)?

And YES, actually, for PCOS women, losing weight can be a struggle, but usually it's a question of finding out what works for your body type. That's the hard part because what works for one, maybe not work for someone else -- our physical chemistry is different and our psychological make up is different.

I went through a period where I also exercised my little body off and didn't lose weight. It took a while to figure out that exercising my calories off wasn't going to work, it had to be the food more than exercise.

Also, depending on what kind of PCOS patient you are, other things may work or not work for you.

I found a great blogger who has this site: http://www.paleoforwomen.com/

She writes about PCOS and becoming healthy eating a paleo diet. She, differently that what many people think about paleo, claims that women need to eat "healthy" carbs in order to have a healthy reproductive system. She explains how our endocrine system is much more complex than that of a man's and there are too many studies that only support certain diets/fasts for men... and that doesn't work for women.

She is also another that is finding a connection between stress/adrenal system/PCOS and how overstressing ourselves can actually make our PCOS symptoms worse and stop weight loss.

You sounded a little bit stressed out... maybe you need to rethink how you're approaching this. Rather than focusing on how much weight you're losing, maybe you need to focus on how HEALTHY you're becoming, regardless of the weight.

Rana
07-14-2012, 01:00 PM
My own quick update...

I'm a little bit down, not too much, but that's okay. As long as the weight comes down!

Sadly, I'm also finding that coffee -- with sugar or without -- makes my blood glucose levels go up.

I also have an appointment with my Endo sometime around the start of August and I am going to ask him if I can get on Metformin. I still have the old prescription (staring at me right now) but I never refilled it and I think seeing that I have been around this weight for a year or longer, I really need to do something else.

Restricting my calories even more (I'm eating an average of 1500/day) with all the exercise I do seems like it would put too much strain on my body. And I actually LOVE the exercise I do and I don't want to stop just to lower my calories.

But I am still tweaking the diet, because I am not perfect. I've stopped buying nuts because they were too easy to grab and eat them and suddenly I ate 200 calories without really thinking about it. I also stopped getting Kind bars for the same reason. I'm making smoothies too with fruit, leaving the fiber in (no milk or yogurt) to get those 5 a day in... and I also stopped buying yogurt and string cheese. I have ezcema and I noticed that I went approximately 2 weeks with a reduced dairy diet (without planning it) and my ezcema was gone. It came back as soon as I started eating it again... so, it's out of my diet for now.

I also have an appointment in about 10 days to see my general practioner who is worried about my A1C results from last March... which means I have to find time to get my A1C tested next week.

Clmiller0782
07-14-2012, 03:53 PM
No worries.

How about if you post a sample of your daily menu?

Also, little things that you may or may not be doing:
- Are you weighing/measuring your food?
- How much water are you drinking?
- What are your macros (ratio of carbs/protein/fat)?

And YES, actually, for PCOS women, losing weight can be a struggle, but usually it's a question of finding out what works for your body type. That's the hard part because what works for one, maybe not work for someone else -- our physical chemistry is different and our psychological make up is different.

I went through a period where I also exercised my little body off and didn't lose weight. It took a while to figure out that exercising my calories off wasn't going to work, it had to be the food more than exercise.

Also, depending on what kind of PCOS patient you are, other things may work or not work for you.

She writes about PCOS and becoming healthy eating a paleo diet. She, differently that what many people think about paleo, claims that women need to eat "healthy" carbs in order to have a healthy reproductive system. She explains how our endocrine system is much more complex than that of a man's and there are too many studies that only support certain diets/fasts for men... and that doesn't work for women.

She is also another that is finding a connection between stress/adrenal system/PCOS and how overstressing ourselves can actually make our PCOS symptoms worse and stop weight loss.

You sounded a little bit stressed out... maybe you need to rethink how you're approaching this. Rather than focusing on how much weight you're losing, maybe you need to focus on how HEALTHY you're becoming, regardless of the weight.


Thanks for the reply! It's funny you mention the paleo diet because I have been reading about it all morning and pondering trying it out.

So far today, I ate

1/2 cup cabot Greek yogurt strawberry
1/8 cup bear naked granola
3 slices hormel deli style turkey slices
1 slice home made wheat and oats bread
1 cup veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)
1 tbsp peanut butter

So I think what I will do is try to ease I to a paleo diet. Maybe do strict paleo 6 days and have 1 day not so strict. We will see how it goes.

I do measure and weigh food 99% of the time. I have a nice weight watchers scale that I use. I have been lax about it recently because I'm so darned frustrated I figured what is the sense in weighing food I'm not losing anyhow. I do agree whole heatedly with you about stress. My personal trainer had a long talk with me yesterday about this very subject. She tells me very time I see her to not be so stressed out about losing weight. I can't seem to stop obsessing over it. I think it's really raising my cortisol or something and maybe making my body go against me.

Rana
07-14-2012, 04:39 PM
Just a couple of comments on what you've eaten so far -- the yogurt might be high in sugars, which if you ate with the turkey, it may not be a problem. The issue is when you have refined carbs only without the protein to balance it, because of your IR.

Also, just a reminder, which is that for PCOS women, quantity, in terms of calories, does matter. The Paleo community many times doesn't stress that portion of their diet (it's all about eating like our ancestors did) but the reality is that calories do matter for our bodies. So, as you change your diet, keep counting calories and keep measuring and weighing your food.

And sadly, really make sure you're measuring and weighing. We -- PCOS women -- have a problem that those calories REALLY add up. Because of PCOS/IR, we already have slower metabolisms that someone who is "normal". Other people may get away with cheating here or there, but I really think that we're more likely to stall weight loss when we do that.

I definitely see that in my own diet/weight-loss efforts.

Eruanna
07-14-2012, 05:15 PM
Who is here this month?
I am for the first time

How are you?
Finally feel like I have the PCOS under control for the first time in ten years :) Have been following a Primal eating plan and it's the first time which has worked to improve both the physical and mental. The first week was a bit tough with the sugar cravings, but all good once they had gone

What are you going to work on in July?
Exercise! I've been doing crossfit at the local gym but now I feel I have my eating under control I want to work towards fitness

Time to go make some primal pancakes for brunch :p

Clmiller0782
07-15-2012, 02:42 PM
Starting paleo diet today. So far had eggs with some turkey thrown in there...really need to go to the store and stock up on paleo friendly foods. Headed there tonight. Found some great sites for recipes. Can't wait to see what my weight loss looks like on this diet.

astrophe
07-16-2012, 10:51 AM
Yay! On my way home today! I'm looking forward to seeing DH and strangely... going grocery shopping! I want lots of fresh produce! :D

A.

PrettyMom09
07-16-2012, 02:27 PM
Who is here this month?
I am even though I'm a little late posting this update.

How are you?
I am doing good overall. The weight issue could be better, but at least I'm working on it.

How was last month?
Last month was not so great. I wasn't tracking my calories as much as I should be. Exercise was not intense, but it was more regular than before. My endo was mad at me for not losing more weight. Truth be told I was mad at myself too, but all I can do is mover forward and keep trying.

How is your PCOS management last month?
I took the Spiro religiously. It helped a little with the facial hair, but still no periods. The doctor said I should double my dose of Spiro, but I can't because I have to constantly pee as it is. I'm afraid if I take it twice a day, I will not be able to sleep at night. Does anybody else have this problem? She also said my Vitamin D was still low, so I'm taking that.

What are you going to work on in July?
I am working on exercising more. I think the dark patches around my neck are improving thanks to the walks I've been taking. I am also working on my issues with food. I have been asking myself what drives me to overeat, but I can't seem to come up with an answer. Maybe I just like food more than beautiful clothes? I don't know. All I know is that I want to be healthy and strong, so I'm working towards that goal.

PrettyMom09
07-16-2012, 02:32 PM
Astrophe - Glad to know you are happy to come home. I'm sure your husband misses you dearly.

Rana - Thanks for all the great advice. I read your post twice to take it all in.

Clmiller - Good luck with the Paleo diet. Keep us posted!

Eruanna - Welcome to the forum!

MrsH2132012
07-16-2012, 03:14 PM
Checking in 
I've lost a few lbs this month

My endo had mw go back on full dose of steroids since my stress is thru the roof (attending classes to learn about stress) & she wont ween & test until I am less stressed

TOM should up on day 32!

Carb watching & trying to keep it around 100



Hope everyone is doing well 

Rana
07-18-2012, 02:58 PM
Hello ladies!

CLMiller - how's the paleo working out for you?

Welcome Euranna! Are you liking Primal?

Astrophe - did you have a great grocery shopping trip? I have to do one of my own... my fridge is bare!

PrettyMom09.... you know, finding out what's going on is really key to getting on a path for the long term. For me, the motivation wasn't pretty clothes or a hot body. It wasn't 100% health, either, although it is a big portion of why I want to be healthy and lose weight.

For me, I discovered (it took a while!) that my issue was that I didn't want to take care of myself. It was too much work. I wanted my body/PCOS to just be like everyone else. I didn't want to put the time and energy into cooking healthier or exercising or controlling what I ate. No one else around me did.... why should I?!?!?

It turns out that kind of thinking was actually wrong. I did take care of myself -- I brushed my teeth, showered, did laundry, and all of that kind of stuff. Obviously I was taking care of myself. I just needed to add "cooking at home", "counting calories", "reducing/eliminating crappy foods" as part of my list of chores that I simply do and not think about it twice.

It's not fair I have to brush my teeth too. It's not fair that I have to do laundry every week. But, I do it. And my teeth thank me for it and my friends and family thank me for it too!

I had to realize that cooking, picking healthy foods, and exercising, was part of that package of taking care of myself that I already did X number of things. When it just became part of the package deal and I made time for it in my day, then the weight came off a lot easier and with a lot less resistance and aggro associated with it.

It's a chore. I do it. But that's just what being a grown up is about. Sometimes we don't like it, but we do it anyway.

With some of the weight lost, then the other stuff comes kicking in -- I can move better, faster, easier; I look better in clothes, and my vanity kicks in; people compliment me... and on it goes.

But take the time to figure it out. It's something and won't be just to get into a bikini. We're much more complex creatures than that!

Rana
07-18-2012, 02:59 PM
Oh, and I forgot my own update which is amazing!

I had an ultrasound and they checked my ovaries and the string of pearls is gone! My ovaries look like there was never PCOS ever!!!!

I think if you take my blood tests and this stuff, I really can pass as "normal" except for the fact that I haven't reached my goal weight and I know it's all in there... it's just under control!

Clmiller0782
07-23-2012, 05:16 PM
Rana -- hi thanks for checking in! I tried paleo for about a week and find it very difficult... Sooooo... I decided instead on an insuline resistance diet which has been much better for me. I find that my major problem is that when it comes to grocery shopping, I get so overwhelmed and don't always have creativity when meal planning so I get stuck on what to eat. Then I sink back into habits I shouldn't have like eating too many carbs.

Can anyone recommend any good insuline resistance diet cook books?

How is everyone else doing this week so far?

Rana
07-25-2012, 12:28 PM
Hi CLmiller, I'm sorry the Paleo didn't work out for you. There are recipe Paleo sites out there, did you look for any?

I'm doing good, just doing my thing. Had my A1C tested again and it came back down from the prediabetic range, so YAY. Damn that stupid nutritionist from earlier in the year... she really didn't know what she was doing. My doctor is happy that my own diet is actually working and is what brought it down.

astrophe
07-27-2012, 05:35 PM
QUICK CHECK IN:

I am indeed home, and I have beautiful organic produce in fridge. Kid and I got in, spent 3 days home washing things, and then kid took off to aunt's house so DH and I could take off for mini break a as a couple ourselves for four days.

I'm back again for sure now, done with all 3 legs of my vacation and the kid has been collected and brought back.

Now scrambling to pull house back together. And I lost 4 lbs while in vacation. Hee hee. Yay eating clean for the 2 weeks I was out.

I'll regroup later but wanted to wish you PCOS babes well! :)

You are wonderful!

A.

Rana
07-29-2012, 01:35 PM
:cheer3:Congratulations on the 4 lbs of weightloss!!!:cheer3:

That's really great, Astrophe. Missed you!

Another update from me... The scale is finally responding to my efforts. I've also been looking at the IF stuff (here on this site and others too) and I've been "accidentally" trying it and when it's good, it's really good.

I'm liking it because it really forces me to think about what real hunger is, versus my blood sugar crashing (which means I can't eat whatever I ate 2 hours previous) versus my blood sugar spiking up high (from really strenuous exercise) with no food (and then having to eat something to bring it back down).

It has also had a positive impact on my blood sugar levels in the evening and in the morning. My doctor wants me to start testing after meals, but my insurance won't pay for more additional strips... so, I don't know what I'm going to do. I might ask my endo to give me a prescription of the strips and then I'll have two prescriptions -- will the insurance company notice?!???!!!

LaughingGirl78
07-31-2012, 12:15 PM
Hi Everyone!

Even though it is the last day of the month, I thought I would check in. I used to be a regular on the forum and dropped out about a year ago to deal with family issues....which of course caused my weight to go back up. At one time last year I was down to 272....now I am all the way back up to 306.

Also we have been TTC for a year with no success. Which of course didn't help my weight as I am a stress eater. I finally had had enough and decided to take back control.

I'm going back on birth control for the next three mos. to get my cycles regulated again. I am using these three mos. to focus back on my health and get into some healthy habits.

For instance, I am tracking what I eat on my smart phone app and I began workouts last week. Currently I am running and doing weights in our community "lazy river" pool. On the days it rains, I am doing my biggest loser workouts. So far, no weight loss but logging back into the site and reconnecting with you all gives me renewed motivation!

Bless you all for being on here and good luck to everyone in August!

Hugs all around!

Rana
07-31-2012, 01:10 PM
To summarize my month, I'm down 2 lbs from my July 1(ish, since I didn't track) weight.

Let's hope August is a lot better.

2phatinvictoria
07-31-2012, 02:39 PM
Hey ladies thought id check in before the month is over. Well this month has been pretty good. Going in for more blood tests to see if my meds are doing anything. Im also hoping i will get my period without the help of prometirum. my weight has been down this month which is awesome. I actually went camping last weekend and man were my clothes way too big. Too much beer, tooo much sun equals silly thinking, I was able to get my girlfriend into my pants and shirt... both of us at the same time.. I think its time for some new clothes!

astrophe
08-01-2012, 12:24 AM
Aaaaaahhhh! I'm in love with my own spouse! Wheee!

Still kinda vacationy -- I'll be so sad when the joyride is over. This SO makes up for the eldercare crazy of fall semester! Back soon!

(Can someone else make the Aug threads? Rana? Anyone?)

A.