I think I’m too lazy to be creative today to be in the kitchen. I had started to look what I can make for today’s post but then I ended up making me an egg sandwich and began my Saturday watching Bones. That was four hours ago. I don’t foresee any changes to my day. So, instead, since it is food related I need help. Send me your opinions. Comment away. Any help is appreciated. Here’s a preface…
I was diagnosed with PCOS eight years ago. Here is the 411 on PCOS…
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), also known as polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. The hormonal imbalance creates problems in the ovaries. The ovaries make the egg that is released each month as part of a healthy menstrual cycle. With PCOS, the egg may not develop as it should or it may not be released during ovulation as it should be.
PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods. All of which can cause infertility and development of cysts in the ovaries.
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of groups for women like me and I can’t tell you how excited that makes me. For years I’ve sat with the “secret” of my health. I understood what PCOS meant for me and my husband. I’ve come to understand how what I eat, how I think, what activities I do in life affect my overall PCOS life. Infertility has reared its ugly head because of it. And while I struggle with that what many people don’t know is I severely struggle with my weight.
In high school I had an eating disorder. It was one of a few things I did to feel right about a spinning world. Thanks to therapy and the love of an amazing guy I conquered that scary part of my life. Fast forward years later and I’m suddenly at a crossroad.
You see, when they say PCOS is a culprit of weight gain its true. When they say PCOS is the culprit of difficulty to lose weight they aren’t lying. Since being diagnosed I’ve seen my weight continue to climb no matter what I do. I’ve tried diets. Exercise. Changing eating habits. More rigorous exercise. Starving myself – not literally but literally. Unhealthy exercise. Diet pills. You name it I’ve been there. The most weight I’ve lost was 5 lbs. Talk about an epic fail.
I need something. Anything. A friend does Whole 30 and after doing research it is apparently good for Cysters like me. There is a blogger who, like me, has PCOS and has embarked on the incredible journey for change. I’ve decided Jeremy and I are going to follow suit.
Here’s the thing, it scares me. I mean, I’ve done the Daniel’s Fast every year for a number of years now. Oddly enough, that is easy. Taking out meat, carbs, sugars is surprisingly not hard at all. Eating as a vegetarian suits me since I love fruits and veggies. (PS, sorry friend I still owe you those vegetarian recipes) But, the Whole 30? Can you say freaked out!?
I think I need to do this because I need to reset my body. But I’m afraid. The last few months I’ve really been eyeballing my weight. Hating how I look. Did things I probably shouldn’t have to feel control over my weight. And I’m tired of it. I know I should feel good about who I am but I don’t. I’m afraid to start the Whole 30 and fail on yet another thing. So, here I am at a crossroads needing a healthy change. A way to help accept my body, even if it just means to give it a little boost of good eating.
Have you done the Whole 30? Has it helped? Is it easy to stay on track? What tricks did you have? Recipes? Suggestions? Thoughts? Like I said, comment away. WordPress. Facebook. Text. Email. Whatever works. I’m open in finding a way to fight the gut through Whole 30.
Whole 30, the dr was right. x0x0