Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Second goal met

As of this weekend I have lost a total of 21 pounds. I have finally reached the second 10 pound weight loss goal! Yeah for me!!

It gets rather frustrating at times because it seems that for two weeks out of the month I do not see any differences on the scale, and then all of a sudden I have a major drop. And then I wait for things to stabilize, because I am sure a lot of it is water loss so I have to wait for that water to get back on board. Then of course the weight goes up and I get frustrated again! But I have to look at the big picture and the ultimate goal.

During my times of not losing I wonder if I am insulin resistant. It just seems that I should be losing the fat consistently because I am active, have restricted my caloric intake, am eating healthier and have cut out a lot of the bad foods.

They have found that many women with PCOS are insulin resistant. The way I am reading things I am not sure which comes first - the hormone problems or the insulin resistance. There still seems to be a lot to be learned about this syndrome.

I have been wondering about this for some time - but have never done anything about it. Well, I finally called my doctor up and asked to get a glucose tolerance test. I am still waiting for the lab order to come in the mail. But now I am wondering when to get it done. Does it really matter? Or should I wait until that two week period when I do not seem to be losing anything? Decisions, decisions.

My nutritionist thinks I really do not need to worry about getting the test done just yet because ultimately I am losing weight, but if I wasn't then she would say for sure to get it done. She has had other clients with PCOS who have had the test and once they get on the right medication to control it - they drop weight like crazy. Not sure anything like that would happen to me. Who knows if I even have the problem. It just seems that I can eat the healthiest meal, not drink sodas, exercise, etc. but it doesn't really seem to make a difference. And then I will have friends that can eat candy like it is going out of style, have a double cheeseburger with fries and not exercise and they never seem to gain weight.

I will let you know the eventual outcome.


bunnygirl said...

Congratulations! I think it's fantastic that you focus on your health and fitness first, size as only a secondary consideration after making sure of the first.

I hope you don't have insulin resistance, though. If you do, at least you'll have caught it early before it turns into diabetes. Too many people wait until they have major problems to start wondering these things.

Courtney said...

The insulin resistent diet is what finally did it for me! I got down pretty low before the twins... now I have back on for about 3 1/2 weeks and have lost about 10 lbs.

Check out the book. It can only help to follow the IR diet... and it isn't hard... you don't have to cut out... you just have to know when/how to eat.

Good luck!

Vic said...

Hey, if it makes you feel better, get the test. By the way, I'm seeing Catherine again...once a week. I hope I see the kind of success it looks like you're having.