Hey guys, how is 2018 treating you all? I hope it’s being nice to you so far and if not, kick its ass!!! 2018 is going to be OUR YEAR =)
As most of you know, I’ve been dealing with PCOS (and a thyroid issue) since around April of last year. Well, that’s when I found out about it, at least. I probably had it for longer than I knew.
The doctor that I had, I loved! He seemed to be getting me on the right track. I knew it would be a long process, but I was prepared for it. I was ready to take the necessary steps to get healthy for me, my family, and our future. After seeing him for several months, he told me he was moving back to Kansas (we are in Missouri) to deliver babies. Ironic, eh? So he transferred me over to a new doctor, who I heard was pretty awesome.
I was excited and bummed because I would have to start over from the begging with her. When I finally had my appointment, I instantly loved her and was so happy she would be my new, current doctor. She was upping my thyroid medication and wasn’t as dead set on me losing 160 pounds in order to have a baby. She suggested doing a low carb diet to help me lose weight.
At first, I didn’t think I could do the low carb thing; everything I loved was carb loaded! Bread, pasta, potatoes, etc basically my whole diet had to change. I hated it at first, but with the constant push I got from those around me who really loved me, I was able to do it! I was able to drop 28 pounds!!! My doctor was said she was proud of me and to keep up the good work! That was just what I needed to hear!!
It’s not hard; the low carb diet. All I do is carb count. My boyfriend gave me a carb limit and I look at the carbs in everything I eat and subtract from that. I’ll write a whole post about how I do it soon! So make sure you check back if you are struggling with weight issues yourself.
It’s 11 days into 2018 and I am feeling more hopeful and stronger than ever. I am determined to make this my best year yet!!! I hope you all do the same because it’s a good time to be alive!!!! Thanks for reading!