Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Metformin is a stupid, evil drug. I feel so icky on it. Luckily I haven't barfed yet but I certainly feel as though I might any second. I have had diarrhea though...a lot (I'm just keeping it real here).

On the upside, I've lost a lot of weight in the past two days... It's all dehydration though.

On the downside, I have zero appetite plus nausea and in order to take the dumb Metformin again I have to eat something. (Something low in carbs, high in protein). Another downside, I just feel like lying in bed, sipping some water, and resting, but I have to go to school. Can't miss my Monday/Wednesday class or I'll be totally lost. And I have to care for Little Miss, including feeding her even though the smell of food is disgusting right now (guess who is getting cereal for breakfast?)

Supposedly my body will adjust to this soon and then I won't feel this way (unless I eat something totally crappy-which Devonn's chicken quesadilla's were probably the poorest thing I could have consumed last night...)

Anyway, Lexi awaits (and not patiently).

Monday, May 27, 2013

Onderland, again.

I have lost 6.6lbs in two weeks, from cutting out junk and drinking more water. I have been trying to stick to a strict diet of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. I have reduced my carbs quite a bit and have pretty much cut out all sweets. (I did have a tiny spoon full of Nutella last night and it was marvelous and satisfying.) I have basically cut out soda but every couple days I'll have about half of one.

I took my first dose of Metformin today and so far so good. Yay! I am taking it with a larger meal, and being sure not to overeat, or eat tons of carbs/sugar while I'm on it because I don't want to experience the side effects. I have also been taking Spironolactone which can have bad side effects as well, but so far I haven't experienced any (other than more frequently urinating- good to know, huh?).

Because of the new dietary changes, I am finding it hard to eat 1200 calories- fruits, vegetables, and lean meats just aren't that high in calories... I am going to have to remedy this to avoid a plateau.

So anyway, I'm barely under the 200 mark... 199.8, but it still feels nice, especially considering I have barely started trying again... My goal is still 2lbs a week. I have 2.5  weeks until the end of the quarter so I will be around 195 or less (hopefully less ;) at that point. My next quarter starts in 4 weeks so I'll be in the low- 190's at that point. :)

Anyway, time to go hang out with a sweet little lady I know. :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Diet and Exercise

Most of you read my family blog so you know all about my PCOS and other issues. To really reduce the PCOS symptoms (which at this point I am really tired of the hirsutism, pain, and especially the acne), I need to combine diet and exercise along with my medication...

In terms of the exercise, it is difficult to find time around school AND family, but I can and will do it. I'm going to begin with swimming, walking, and the stationary bike (if I can get Devonn to get it from storage). Maybe bike riding sometimes too (except my bike is the "magna" I had when I was 12 and I'm way too huge for it so we'll see...)

The diet is what is going to be difficult for me... I am supposed to eat low carbs, high protein, no sugar. I am ALWAYS in a hurry and there is not enough time in the day to prepare meals as it is, so this will be a tough task. Plus there is the money aspect- we're broke always. Our grocery budget is $500/month to feed a family of 5 three meals per day (plus snacks). And healthy food REALLY is more expensive than processed food. And the really difficult part, is that I just don't know what to make for every meal and snack and what to eat without getting burned out after a short while. I plan on looking up some cheaper recipes but, again, there is the time aspect...

Anyway, lest you think this is just a complaining post, let me assure you all that I am excited to lose weight and get this all under control. I just can't post more because a little lady I know is waking up.

PS- I start Metformin on Monday and I'm scared! I really don't have time for its side effects. Plus, if they occur while I'm at school... embarrassing!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Fatter Than Ever

I am fatter than ever and it's gross and crazy and ridiculous. I can literally see my mid-section getting HUGER. And the number on the scale is creeping up. I have been parking really far away from all of my classes, carrying extra weight in my backpack, walking briskly everywhere, taking stairs only, eating less than before, etc. I should be maintaining not gaining. But, I do recognize all the bad habits that I am guilty of. And I know that they are primarily to blame.

I would love to sit here and say that all this weight gain is due to PCOS and the crappy birth control I am on, but when I am honest with myself, I know this isn't the case. I do get to see a reproductive endocrinologist on Friday the 17th- he comes HIGHLY recommended so I'm hoping he can figure out what the heck is wrong with me. In addition to the FATNESS that is in my control, the hormonal acne and facial hair are not (although diet and exercise would help, I know) and they are terrible and embarrassing to live with.

Anyway, although I have very, very little time, I am going to weigh in on Monday and start focusing on losing some weight and getting more fit. I am going to use my school quarters/milestones as goal points. This quarter ends in about 4 weeks so I want to see how much I can lose by then. My summer quarter starts in 6 weeks, we'll see how much I can lose by then. My summer quarter ends in 12 weeks... Fall starts in 18 weeks and ends in 28 weeks. Fall is a big one because it will be my last quarter and I don't want to be a total fatty when I say goodbye to all my professors and friends. In 28 weeks, even with only losing 1 lb a week (cause although I'm gung-ho now, I know that in the midst of testing and writing papers, I will not be), I will be 28 lbs lighter. 28 lbs lighter will have me feeling good and looking pretty great...

By graduation (not for another year which is LAME), I should be at a great healthy weight and level of fitness. I can only imagine walking across the stage as hot as can be. ;) I would be celebrating two huge milestones.

Anyway, look for my updated weight on Monday. :/