Monday, June 17, 2013


First, my weight... I have completely plateaued at 189.2. I stopped taking my Metformin even though I wasn't supposed to. I will probably start taking it again soon? I really don't know... I'm torn because I can eat and not be sick and miserable when I'm off it. But, I also get cysts when I'm off... Either way, I am going to focus on eating 1200 calories per day this week and drinking all the water I need to. I have no idea how being on Metformin vs not affects my weight... Maybe I'll try this week without it and if I have a good enough weight loss (and no cyst symptoms) I'll stay off... UPDATE: I'm going to start taking it again. In fact, I took one today. I might start with one a day (Dr. said that was fine) and then work my way up to two... It helps with the way I respond to insulin and keeps cysts and other symptoms at bay and helps me lose weight... When I'm eating enough anyway. I just hope I get used to the side effects soon. 

Anyway, I had an appointment last week with my reproductive endocrinologist... the cysts were GONE from both ovaries. He was thrilled with how much weight I had lost as well. He got the surgery notes from Dr. Owens last time where my uterus was totally adhered to my abdomen, etc and he said that is likely a large culprit as far as the pain was concerned... So, I am scheduled for a hysterectomy (uterus only) on August 15th. He is a very skilled surgeon but there is still a chance that he will have to do another bikini line cut and there is a chance of puncturing my bladder, etc. But, I'm not super concerned.

I will probably be posting many more details as time progresses.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekly Update

Howdy y'all. Today I was 3.8 lbs lighter than last week. I am 190.6 lbs. I am thrilled with this; however, I have a feeling it is because I am quite dehydrated. I spent the whole night Friday night and part of Saturday morning running back and forth to and from the pit toilet (just imagine- pitch blackness, bugs, rodents, and SMELLY and dirty!) at our camping site because I was SICK. It was miserable. I should be adjusting to the Metformin any day now... I think part of my problem is that I haven't been consistently taking two doses every day... some days, when I can't eat a big enough meal I wait until the afternoon to take it and then I skip the evening dose. So then the next day when I take two, it makes me sick... As for the weekend, it could be that the meat Devonn prepared for dinner was too fatty. Today, I woke up feeling a bit sick and I have a presentation today so I either need to get it out of my system RIGHT NOW or it needs to just pass.

Since I'm sure it's dehydration/water weight and because I seem to be plateauing on a day to day basis, I'm not expecting much weight loss next week...I should also mention that I still can't eat nearly 1,200 calories, it's ridiculous.

Anyway, If I do continue to lose 2 lbs per week, I will be about 175 at the end of summer school!! And if I continued to lose 2 lbs per week beyond that, by the beginning of the Fall quarter I would be 162. And beyond that, I would be 143 at the end of the Fall quarter when I am done at CSUB. Woo-hoo!! 143 lbs is well into my healthy weight. Since I am sort of anticipating some plateauing and struggle, I won't beat myself up if I don't achieve those milestones. Plus, I have lost way more than 2lbs each week so far, so I'm already ahead of my initial goals. :)

Anyway, time to go practice for this presentation and get the munchkins ready.

PS- I am no longer considered obese, I am now overweight. :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Another Week Down

I weighed in this morning and was 5.4 lbs lighter than last week. :) A couple days ago, however, I was around 191...(today's was 194.4) that light weight could have been a fluke, it could have been that I was severely dehydrated from all the intestinal issues, or it could be that only being able to eat around 600 calories a day is finally taking its toll and I'm holding on to all the weight I can...who knows.

All I know is that I am going to keep trying my very best to eat small meals throughout the day, try to eat 1200 calories, and try to drink all the water that I need.

This week is killer busy- I have a huge paper to write, a presentation to prepare, finals to study for, a church talk to write (and give, wah!!), a family camping trip to prepare for, etc. The most stressful part is that with the camping trip being all up in the middle of it all, I won't have enough time to prepare at all for either the talk or the presentation. But what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right?

Oh yeah, I also have my follow up with my RE on Friday. I don't know what to tell him. My cramping has alleviated some but I think that's due in large part to lifestyle change... I don't want him to assume it was the antibiotics and now I'm fine... It seems to be worse after physical activity (of all sorts) so I guess I'll tell him that...

PS- My house is filthy- falling down around me filthy. I have either been too sick or too busy with other pressing priorities to clean it. I kept hoping I would get some sympathy (ie- some more help, but nope). To be fair, Devonn has been quite busy as well...

PPS- 1.5 weeks until the very end of the quarter... I should easily be in the low- 190s by then. Can't wait until I'm at a healthy weight (150s or so) so I can stop taking the Metformin, etc. but slow and steady wins the race!