Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Dietitian

It went well. She gave me a TON of info on how eating affects PCOS and what and what not to eat to better my chances at success. She drew a diagram and explained in detail what happens when I eat and how insulin resistance is caused. I have grocery lists, meal plans, tricks and tips, now I just have to commit 200% to this and make it happen for myself. I have all the tools. I'm accountable for my success or failure. I have to read through all the material still (it's quite a bit) but I feel a lot more informed and prepared to make the right choices because I know exactly why it will help or harm me.

To be quite honest, so far 2011 has been a bitch. I'm hoping to make this my saving grace (<3) and my something to focus on for positivity in my life. Hope I can stay on track.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Aunt Flo had other plans...

She visited after Christmas, on the 27th. Exactly 10 days after she was due. The day AFTER I tested. Nice, isn't it? I was more angered than anything once she made her arrival. I was of course expecting it, since the pregnancy test was negative, but it just realllllly pissed me off that it had to happen like that. Oh well. This is not the time to dwell. The new year is here and it's time to make big changes so that 2011 can be OUR YEAR!

I have an appointment with a dietitian on Thursday the 8th. The plan is that she will show me how to eat the things that will maximize the way the Metformin is working. She has extensive experience working with women who have PCOS and will teach me how nutrition can and will make a big difference and getting my insulin resistance under control quickly. I'm looking forward to it! I think it will feel like this is step one of the new plan. Of course, knowing I won't be able to do it anymore, I pigged out a little bit this weekend, tee hee. I got all my bad for me cravings out of the way and I'm ready to do this!