Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Despite the fact that I have PCOS, my period was more or less normal after I came off the birth control a couple of years ago. Sure, I don't do anything fancy, like ovulate, but I still had a normal period. I also didn't have much of a PMS problem. No really bad cravings, at least no more than usual. No snippy comments, especially since I gave up the depression medication (best idea ever, it didn't work at all for me, and I feel better without it).
But since getting diagnosed with PCOS, I was put back on the birth control. Okay, fine, whatever. Most of my periods came on the days I was already back on the colored pills, not the placebo or period days. Yes, they were very sad excuses for a period. A couple days long and didn't need much "protection." But this one, is hitting me from all sides.
The cravings for sweet and salty goods are driving me nuts. I feel like I am always, always hungry at the moment. I am crying at the drop of a pin, but that's also because my knee is killing me as well. I am super tired, fatigued, and well plain lazy! I don't want to do anything, I don't want to go anywhere (unless it's for a doughnut, seriously). Top having one of the biggest PMS sessions (and my PMS always came with the period, not before) with a crap load of knee pain and fustration over having it happy AGAIN. I am not a happy camper. Nor am I working out like I should.
But I still lost 2 pounds this week! Two pounds from last week. Which means, 2.1 pounds will put in at 149.9! My first big milestone. My big goal. I have 11 days to lose it, but if I am super good....and fight the PMS/PCOS monster....I can win!
So, to recap. Knee is really killing me (both physically and mentally), as well with my TOM/PMS from all hell! And today I decided to not just weigh in, but to do my measurements as well. So here are the results from last month and this month.
My weight when I took the measurements on June 11 (Monday) was 161.0. Today, on July 18, I am 152.0. I have lost 9 full pounds in a month! Crazy awesome!!!! So where go from? Continue reading....
So, in all I lost a total of 6.5 inches! So I did pretty well!
I am really close into getting into the 140's it's kind of driving me crazy. I just haven't been in the 140's since 2007 or early 2008. And I haven't been in the 130's since 2007 either. I gained a lot that year.
I am pretty happy with the progress I have been making, I just wish I could be running now. I really wanted to do that 5k in September, but my knee won't let me. And I don't know if I will ever be able to be a runner now or not. And I am just not happy with the knowledge of that I might never be a runner. It's one of the few real goals I have wanted for a long long time.
Well I guess that's it for today. I still haven't workout any, but I am going to try my hand at the elliptical and bike today. Plus I need to do some lower body ST. I am just so worried about knee, especially since all I am doing is sitting and it's hurting. I know all the PT workouts I need to do though. I also wish I could go swimming, but I just don't feel like fighting with everything that goes into my swimming routine at the moment. It would probably be better than the bike and definitely better than the elliptical, I just don't feel like. Heck I don't feel like doing the bike either, but I will.
Have good day and keep up the Sparkiness!