Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It has been a little over a week since I shared my story of PCOS and asked you all to hold me accountable for getting my act together.  I have to say I am 100% touched by all of you,  my most amazing friends.  I had several people I haven't heard from in a while send notes of encouragement and love.  It is truly inspiring to know that so many of you are currently or have been in similar situations and have won.

It has been a busy busy week but a good one.  I've been learning tons and was even able to see the nutritionist that my Dr referred me too.  She is actually the co author of a book call the Insulin-Resistance-Diet.  

Mary Kay was able to explain the entire insulin resistance issue to me far better than anyone else that has tried.  It totally makes sense to me now and explains so much of how I was feeling before.  The main concept of this diet is not eat more than two servings of carbs (not more than every two hours) and always pair carbs with lean proteins.  It has been surprisingly easy to adapt this type of eating and I have not had the crazy cravings that I have always had before.  I even get to keep my latte as long as I have sugar free flavor and skim milk which isn't as bad as I feared it might be.  The first few days I did great with drinking lots of water and I can tell fitting it all in is getting harder each day.  Any great advise on how to make that habit stick would be great.  I try to keep a bottle with me or a glass on my desk but I noticed today it say there longer and longer.  Why do you supposed even though my brain knows it should drink more water I didn't do it?  Oh well baby steps right.  I will get there!  I'm working to get more exercise.  I've done great walking on the weekends but adding something on the week nights is hard.  I'm less than motivated and super tired. I have some great excuses including a hip that is driving me crazy.  I've been seeing a chiropractor and a massage therapist for a while now but it is still aggravating me. I've scheduled my first visit with the acupuncturist and am completely excited about it.  I have quite the list of things I'd like magically cured by those needles but I'd settle for some pain relief. 

I go back to the nutritionist in a couple weeks and will weigh in then.  I need to invest in a good reliable scale so I can monitor better at home.  I weigh in at work but that is a scale that I don't trust much.  It tells me I've lost about 9 pounds and while I enjoy that number I think I'll wait until I get the official weigh in to get too excited. 

Thank you for coming on this journey with me.  I can't explain how much all of the encouragement means to me.  Keep it coming!


  1. Mary that is awesome I went through all of that a few years ago. Its a hard diet to follow but it did work for me I used to 220 and my body has stayed around 145 to 160 over the years since the diet but hasn't crept up more than that. You can do it I have faith in you and you will not believe how much better you will feel ;)

  2. Way to go Mary!! I have a hard time drinking enough water too...I don't know why.

  3. I have issues drinking water too, dad always adds Crystal Light to his to make it go down a little easier. Would something like that be legal?


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