A number of posts ago I said that if I was going to share my fitness journey, that it wouldn’t always be pretty AND that I would share things that it wouldn’t occur to me to share with the general population, so here goes.
What I’m about to say is not new to me. I’m just sharing so that you’ll have some background as to why I may get frustrated, why it seems like it’s so difficult for me to lose weight, why I’m constantly looking for motivation.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Yep, boys and girls, ladies and germs…..I have (or have been diagnosed) with all of the above. Now, you know I researched them because I’m kind of a research queen. Needless to say, NONE of the above conditions are conducive to losing weight. In fact, they kind of want to keep weight around like it’s a friend. This does not make me happy.
So, I went to my endocrinologist (we’ll call him Dr. Endo) last week, and he tells me that I’ve lost 3 pounds. YAY right?! Not exactly. The doctor’s scale weighs me more than my home scale, so it didn’t feel like a victory, but I decided to take it. Then Dr. Endo says, “but I’d like you to lose a few more by the next time I see you.”
I say, “about that….,” and proceed to rattle off my 3 conditions, the fact that exercise to me is not a leisurely stroll around the block, that my eating is better and that from all of my research, my conditions are NOT conducive to losing weight and WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT?!?!
Dr. Endo says it’s just me, it’s how I am, it’s my genes.
For crap’s sake! Are you KIDDING me?! You didn’t know it was my genes before now? *sigh*
Dr. Endo then asks me if I’ve thought anymore about “stomach surgery.” You know, like lapband surgery. My immediate answer was NO. To me that is SURGERY, and I honestly don’t think that is what I need. What I need is for my hormone to be balanced. It’s like my metabolism went on friggin’ strike and rounded up my hormones with it!!!!!
At any rate, my sister recommended this herbal remedy that I’m going to try. I will keep you posted. I think I’m also going to start a medical/health history journal. It might help. If nothing else, I’ll keep track of how my daily meds make me feel, right?
On a positive note, I’ve been keeping to my 4 workouts a week for the last 3-4 weeks. I feel good about that. I’ve had some great motivators: Vallerie, Anita, Terry, Eileen, Tammi M., Mom!
Until next time!