Thursday, November 19, 2009

Weighing In

Internetz, I am now a woman on a mission.

Although I've heard, read, slept, and breathed the fact that with PCOS/IR, exercise is my golden ticket, it's taken me this long to really get that into my thick skull.

But Internetz? It's true.

This week I lost 1.2 lbs. Last week it was over 2 lbs. Since late October, when I finally got myself really and truly on track, I've lost almost 14 lbs.

Yes, eating has been part of it. I find the more whole (ie: non-processed) foods I consume, the better. Apples have become my snack of choice. I still eat carbs but I try and focus on whole grain only and am aiming to eat all things in moderation. This has worked for me personally. Why? Because this bitch becomes a raving lunatic when you tell me that I "can't" have something. Once I can't have it, I want it even more.

Issues? Yes, I haz them!

So the eating has been pretty good - but I'd be lying if I said it's been perfect. I still eat out and enjoy the odd treat. I made chocolate chip cookies the other night (testing a recipe for Christmas I swear!) and yes, I did have one. Okay, two. Okay, okay. Three.

But exercise? Adding this to the mix has helped me see a consistent loss on the scale. I know that some weeks will be better than others. I also know that it's normal to have fluctuations even on weeks when you've been really, really good. But as many of my fellow PCOS girls know, weight loss with PCOS can be a slow and frustrating endeavour. As much as I bitch about going to the gym, seeing results like this gives me hope.

Joining the gym was a good choice for us. We try and go at least every other day. On days that I just can't get there thanks to my crazy work schedule, I try and go for a walk when I get home or something.

Am I a gym rat? Hell no. I still bitch and moan every time Irish Boy announces that it's time to go. I'm not sure if I'm ever going to be the girl that looks forward to going to the gym. Let me just give a big HOLLA to the flat screen televisions that sit above the treadmills - they have been my saving grace. My inner couch potato is satisfied and sadly, getting to watch my favourite shows while working out is personal motivation.

Let me be clear that I have a long way to go. But if I can keep this up, I think I can definitely be at my 10% goal by the new year and return to fertility treatments as hoped.

If I may lose the sarcasm for but a moment and be honest with you, I'm actually rather proud of myself. I had been feeling pretty down on myself that I couldn't even get this aspect of my life together. But now, I'm seeing results, and I'm hopeful that I can indeed do this.

Thanks to all of you for cheering me on. Please, keep it coming. I can't tell you how your encouragement helps keep me going on the days that I'd just rather not get up and get moving. Know that I'm here to offer the same support to you - please don't hesitate to ask!


irrationalexuberance said...

omg that is awesome. I can't believe you are doing so well. It sounds like you don't need my encouragement at all! (but it is still here if you need it).

You should be proud of yourself -- you are doing something that is hard, and requires constant effort, but you are doing it and that is so impressive.

keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

14 pounds? that is so awesome! Keep up the good work!

zengirl said...

I am soooooo proud of you! You go girl!

Eating whole foods is such a great idea! Vegetable soups (minus the cream) is a really good snack. So is boiled salted chickpeas that are very high in fibre and folic acid. I am also trying very hard to give up non-processed food, especially breakfast cereals that are so convenient in the morning. Oats are too high in calories for people trying to lose weight so I am trying boiled sweet potato and black-eyed peas for breakfast. I'd recommend it - it's not bad, except for the farting! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you!!!! Yes, the PCOS/IR makes losing weight such a slow process and it can be so frustrating. 14 lbs is AWESOME!!!!! Keep it up and you will be at your 10% goal and might even surpass it :)

Jennifer said...

w00t! I have eaten 14lbs of toffee today!

Congrats - that's a huge accomplishment, especially since you're dealing with the stress of all this!

Also, you can't deprive yourself of the good stuff, it's only going to make you crazy in the end and lead you to binge-eat yourself into Richard Simmons-ville. Take it from me. Keep up the good work, hooker!

jenicini said...

Go you! You are doing fantastic! :)

Mad Hatter said...

You're doing awesome, lady! Keep it up!!

A baby for Al? said...

14 pounds is amazing!! Keep it up!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

14 pounds is fantabulous girl!!!! I covet your motivation.

From my many different attempts at weightloss, I have found that when I feel like I'm depriving myself I am more likely to 'fall off the wagon'. Moderation is key, along with smart choices.

Good for you, for sticking with it! I have no doubt you'll reach your goal.

junebug said...

Yeah!!! Your are doing awesome!! I know how tough it is especially for us PCOS/IR gals. Me and the hubby have gotten into more then one fight as he has dragged me out of the house to workout but I always make it up to him later when I'm not in my bitchy mood. I love the tvs at the gym. It has to be the tvs or a class. I'm not great at motivating myself.
I look forward to hearing of your continued success!!!

Milla said...

Those are great results, a huge well done! It sounds as if you've accomplished a big turnaround and made it stick, keep up the good work. I think that you are completely right to be proud and pleased with yourself.

Anonymous said...

Amazing progress! Good for you, you should be pleased with yourself!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the weight loss and exercise! My cousin is dealing with PCOS, and she's just now starting to have a breakthrough with weight loss and exercise as well. It's so incredibly difficult, and you SHOULD be very proud of yourself :)

Marla.z said...

Wow! 14 lbs is awesome! I wish I had your dedication. I need a hubby like your's that will drag me to our fitness center. It's been months since I saw what a treadmill looks like ;)

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