I had no intention of posting today but after such a great visit to my GP, I thought why not. I have always been pretty clean with my eating. I tend to stick to low carb, high protein and good fats….92% of the time. That and the fact I cut back significantly on alcohol and I maintain a steady enough routine of working out….. all meant I was losing my mind as to why my weight was going up. So when I got diagnosed I thought, thank god someone has found the answer to why I have been struggling. I can’t describe how irritating it is to watch friends and family eat and drink as they please on a regular basis and be half the size.
In fact, my GP began looking into PCOS when I had told her I cut my alcohol down by an embarrassing amount and my weight was going up. Sooooo you can imagine the frustration and pain I have gone through with this.
Well back in April my Gynecologist put me on Metformin. I was very strict at taking it for the first few weeks, even thought I had lost /2kg……but then I went on an 8-day all-inclusive holiday and on top of that my prescription had run out. Safe to say, not an ideal situation but self-inflicted so I wasn’t going to moan about it not working.
I popped along to my GP today just for a catch up on what has been happening and what my next actions were, and she joked if we should even check my weight since I had been away and had not been on it for over a week…. but I thought you know what? I am better off knowing where I am, and I can just start from there. SHOCKED, it is the only word to describe how I felt. I had lost almost 3 kg since starting in April. Might not seem like a whole lot to some people….. but bear in mind this is over 9 weeks, and I had added weight whilst away. So not only have I lost the weight I put on……. I have lost an addition 3kg.
Now this might not seem like something to shout about. But I am going to shout because it is hope. Hope that these tablets will help me, hope that I am and have been eating healthy but needed some support on my hormones, hope that I may not need to go for surgery if I can manage it this way. Hope is such an important thing. Between have my hallelujah moment and a very positive result on the scales……I feel hopefully. All we can ever do with a chronic illness is manage it day to day. My first few months were rough, I was miserable and a nightmare to be around (just ask my boyfriend). But over the last few weeks I am starting to feel like I can get on top of this and stop letting it take over.
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