Stretching before the "Big Race"
Friday, December 29, 2017
I'm mentally getting myself ready for the new year. Over the past month or so I have been looking at different diets. Since I live with 2 other people, 1 of them being a very picky eater, I have to alter any diet I pick. My cousin tried the Keto diet (shes the one that has never had a weight issue and is now a licensed trainer. She only went on it because her stomach was acting up since moving back up here from Florida. She stopped because she started to break out on her hands and she just loves her carbs.). So I looked it up and found that it helped a lot with those that have PCOS. I compared it with what I've found on what you should be eating with PCOS and a lot of it matches up.
Bread, pasta, rice, sugar, and starchy veggies will be the hardest for us. The first month or so I think we will go crazy but I know with time we will get use to not having them so often. So yes I think I will try an "altered" keto diet. No one does good going cold turkey so I plan to limit and reduce whats listed above. It will be hard because pasta is a go to quick lunch or dinner here.
Dairy is part of both keto and PCOS. Keto says to go with heavy whipping cream and PCOS says to go with almond. We only have milk with cereal maybe twice a week so I think sticking with 2% will be just fine. With cheese it will be fine because my aunt HATES cheese and I've been having issues with it. I've noticed that my stomach doesn't like the yellow cheeses but is fine with the white cheese (dry salty cheeses, mozzarella, swiss, provolone). I also hardly eat it so again no issue there.
Sugar and carbs will be the absolute worst for us. Donuts, pastries, brownies, pasta, bagels. Just typing that up is killing me. BUT I know that this is what the problem is. Controlling those yum yums above will make us stronger and then once we see change I know we will become less dependent on them. We wont miss them.
With food now planned out I just need to work on moving. I've been doing some arm exercises while I've been sitting here watching my Hallmark Christmas movies (blame my grandma on this addiction). I still need to work on what I plan to do here at home. I like the plan I wrote up a few months ago but I still wanna mess around with it a bit.
There is talk of snow this weekend and next week so I dont know when I can make it to the gym. I would just go no matter what but I drive my aunts car and if she says no then its a no. Makes me feel like a teen but at the same time I understand with it being our only car.
2018 will 100% be the year that I turn my life around. Im 35 and I have to really put my foot down. I HAVE to adult this time!