In times of stress, like that whole crazy time in fall 2011 with committing dad to hospital against his will for evaluation -- I just put us all on BistroMD. Maybe that could work for you since you do not like to cook? And WTG on getting rid of pastries you do not need.
I'm grateful for your presence -- I know I wasn't posting but I was reading! Seeing SOMEONE I "know" (i know we haven't met in real life) out there kicking PCOS butt was helpful to me!
What did the workout end up being?
Welcome! Metformin XR (extended release) for me? It helped regulate my cycles to 60 days so I could get pregnant with my kid in 2002. It took a year to conceive.
I've been off and on it since. I think my endoc doesn't know what to do with me. So I'm checking with changing to an RE right now.
For weight loss it stopped weight CREEP, but didn't do much for me for weight LOSS. I was grateful to stop weight creep. But diet changes helped get the IR in check -- my labs were so good my endoc told me if you didn't know
I was PCOS/IR you could not tell from labs that I do and have good control. But then the metformin does nothing for me, and sometimes pushes my blood sugar too LOW. So while it's helpful in the lower testosterone sense... I don't like the low blood sugar wiggies. I didn't need it for IR any more. For weight loss my endoc said to try it again but I don't think it's part of my plan for the time being so I've stopped it again. Too many wiggies. Rather find other means.
I'm hoping losing wheat will help. For my cloggy nose and to chill on cravings.
Welcome! Menopause or not, PCOS has no cure. It's managed or not managed. Which type are you? Seen the poll?
Welcome! Yep -- chin hairs, whee! I get waxed and shave in between times.
Welcome! Totally relate -- being the heartbeat of the home as the SAHM person here is sometimes hard. But with no mom the world falls apart here!
MY CHECK IN:
I have made it 7 days wheat free, though baked a wheat free -gluten free king's day bread for epiphany that made me feel nasty. So maybe I also have a yeast sensitivity? I'm fine now but it laid me out with the sleepies and a headache!
Today I scheduled a day off to myself. We celebrate the 12 days of christmas and epiphany on Jan 6 closes that out.
Hubby back at work after taking almost 2 weeks off. Kid back at school after 2 weeks off for winter break. People at home is fun, and I enjoy them but in terms of work for the SAHM? It is MORE work for me! So I am glad for the SILENCE at home. No crazy errands, no remodel bathroom guys here, no family underfoot -- just me. And laundry running for the house but planning things for ME and my health today on my laptop. Yay!
I'm hoping to get a menu plan typed up and on the fridge that is things we like to eat but wheat free. The kid's lunch will be a challenge there somewhat since she loves her sandwiches. I'll have to pop out for GF bread or something later.
I'm down again -- I assume holiday bloat is leaving me. 265.4 lbs. Will update ticker but I remain unattached to the number til end of Jan when all the holiday hoo ha is def past and any sodium retention clears out.
THEN I actually looked for my annual. In 2012... I KEPT OFF 13.6 lbs.
There was some up and down jiggling. While I wish it was more and life things kept getting in my way making me worry if I could keep it on the down... I'm on the DOWN SIDE FOR THE YEAR! Take THAT pcos! HA! HA!
I'm feeling good.
Alright. New years. Tracking for 2013 set up begins... Same or better dude... gimme an annual DOWN for 2014!