Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Big 1-0

So, I know its been a while since my last post...I can blame on a lot of different things but let's just go with "overwhelmed" to describe the last few months....

Since my last update:
-I got promoted
-I finished up the last of my classes (almost)
-Lost 10 pounds

Oh, what was that? Yep! 10 pounds!! I'm about .3 lb away from having lost 5% of my entire body weight...which is pretty exciting for me! Losing 10 pounds reduces my risk of diabetes, heart disease and even cancer...so I am PROUD of this accomplishment!

Also, Weight Watchers changed its program (fruits are now "free") and changed the way points are calculated, so it sort of makes it easier on me because I can enjoy "whole fat" dairy like butter and cheese--which is ultimately better for you than the over processed "fake" low fat foods. I'm still learning the new program, but so far so good!

I also found out my mom has/had PCOS...and that because of the nature of PCOS, I probably got it from her...the scary part of this is that my mom was also diagnosed with Diabetes--something I refuse, refuse, refuse to have! So, I'm taking my PCOS treatment even more seriously now. With the high insulin resistance I already have, I can't risk getting diabetes, especially knowing my family history.

I go to a new doctor in Atlanta in January....Georgia Reproductive Specialists...and NO, I am NOT trying or thinking about trying to have a baby....the doctor there is the best of the BEST for PCOS. I want to see what he says about my PCOS, my diabetes risk and potential infertility risks and what kind of lifestyle changes he thinks I should look at. I'm trying to stay away from prescriptions because they made me so sick previously, but I'm going in with an open mind...and David has been sweet enough to volunteer to go with me, so I'm a little less nervous now.

Here's some GRS info:

The really awesome thing about being so open with my PCOS journey (although NOT perfect) is that I've had so many of my friends--people I grew up with--who have PCOS or get diagnosed with PCOS and its just this connection with someone...it helps to make this journey a little more tolerable and helps me feel a LOT less alone.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

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