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Keep on keeping on
Obviously this is a struggle for me. The PCOS was a mis-diagnosis. Upon visiting a specialist this past June, I was told that what I had was not PCOS, but rather, stage 3 endometriosis. This was corrected with surgery and I've dropped 26 pounds ... Read more
90 Day Update
So here we are at the end of the summer, 3 months into the workout plan that is going to help me beat PCOS. Progress is slow, but it is still progress. Here is what I've seen so far.
Weight: Down 8 lbs
Neck: Down 1 inch
Chest: Down 2.5 ... Read more
I restarted this journey on June 1 after finally getting somewhat of a handle on the health issues I was having related to PCOS. At that time it was taking me a hour to complete 5K. I progressed through the 5K your way program on the jog/walk tr... Read more
No progress, but some progress
I am still seeing very little progress on the scale. Since starting to get serious about workouts the first week of June, I have only dropped 5 pounds. That's only like half a pound a week. I think if I weren't taking measurements and these phot... Read more
Started week 5 of my 5K Your Way program tonight and I averaged 13.67 minutes per mile! I know this is no great time or anything, but at the beginning of summer break it was taking me 17 minutes to complete a mile and around an hour to finish th... Read more
Interesting quote from a Spark article:
A recent study from the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) found that exercising too close to traffic can actually increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
On a POSITIVE note, h... Read more
The world feels out of control
I just need a place to vent right now without bringing any of my real life friends down with me. It just seems there is so much going on that the world feels out of control. (I know. It was never in my control, but it just feels way more out tha... Read more
5K Your Way Week 3
Started week 3 of 5K Your Way and let me tell you: my legs were SCREAMING the whole time! Last week's runs felt really good and easy, but adding that 30 seconds on per cycle really made a difference. It felt really good when I was finished thou... Read more
Entering 5K Your Way Week 2
Today's run/walk felt really good. I noticed one thing, though. I pretty consistently have this pull to look at my watch every one and a half minutes;-)... Read more
Week 1 down!
Week on of SP's 5K Your Way down! Today was an increase day and I felt SO GOOD when I finished! 4 weeks to go until "race day!" Looking forward to finishing this 5 week module and moving on the full on running one! At this rate, maybe I can be r... Read more
Wallowing, I guess.
I really hate PCOS. I also hate the part of me that believes I let this happen to myself. I had hormonal issues long before I ever had PCOS. I had them to the point where in my teens and early 20s, I'd get cramps that made me pass out at least 6... Read more
Seeing progress, just not on the scale.
Nine day ago was the last time I took measurements. I weigh myself nearly every day. That's frustrating, but I feel like I need to watch things so the weight doesn't go up. (By the way, as I am writing this, I just finished my workout and my 3 y... Read more
I've joined the 4 week sugar detox challenge. I think that sugar and refined carbs are a big part of this hormone imbalance/PCOS problem.
The first step is assessing your sugar habits. I don't struggle too much with desserts or junk food (... Read more
PCOS came into my world like a freight truck last year in the spring. I probably had it before then, and that would account for the problem I've had taking off weight since the birth of my son. But last April the cysts started rupturing and it s... Read more
It just feels good
Getting healthy, that is. Yeah, it's hard work. Yeah, it takes time that I could be devoting to other things. But dang it, when I finish a three mile run and realize that last year I could not run for two minutes without needing a walk break. It... Read more