Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Weigh In

So today was a big day. It was my first appointment at Shady Grove Fertility Center. My first appointment with a specialist to try to get pregnant. It went really well. My appointment lasted over 2 hours. We went over everything from my diet to genetic counseling. We now have a plan for the coming months and are very hopeful that the summer will end with a baby.

What does all of this have to do with my weight in, you might ask? Well, as I posted several months ago, I was diagnosed with PCOS with insulin resistance (IR). I was prescribed Metformin to correct the IR. However, I was prescribed a very low dose, only 500mg per day. I immediately started to see a difference and began to slowly lose weight for the first time in years. At my appointment today, Dr. Saffan decided to increase my dosage to 1500mg per day. He is confident that I will lose weight much more quickly. In fact, he thinks I'll be down 10-15 pounds by July. I can't tell you how awesome it is to think that I'll be able to lose weight like a normal person. That I won't have to struggle with hours of workouts every week only to see a 1 pound weight loss. Of course, I'll continue my workouts and eating healthy, watching my calories, and watching my portion sizes. I'm just hopeful that I will see bigger results now.

So on to this week's weigh in. I'm still in damage control mode from my trip to Phoenix. I gained around 4 pounds. That really sucked because it takes me so long to lose it again. The house if full of healthy food again and I'm feverishly cooking to keep our freezer stocked with easy meals and snacks. I also have a couple of new recipes that I'm trying out. So keep an eye out for those coming soon.

Weight: 238.0 (-1 pound)
Hips: 49 (no change)
Waist: 40 (+.5 inches)
Bust: 37 (no change)
Arms: 14 (-.5 inch)
Thighs: 25 (-1 inch)
Calves: 16.5 (-.5 inch)

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