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!