Starting around my senior year of high school I started gaining weight. It's only gotten worse since then, and now it's to the point where I need to work on losing about 75 lbs. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This is part of the reason for the weight gain, as well as the reason why I can't lose it with regular diet and exercise. The only way to get rid of PCOS is to lose weight, but part of the disorder is an insulin resistance problem, which makes it more than difficult to lose weight.
My doctor refuses to prescribe the medication I used to be on to help lose weight. She wants me to try losing weight without it, and she'll reevaluate me in January. So after a lot of research and thought, I've decided to try out the South Beach Diet. After reading the book, I think this may be my best shot at being able to lose this weight since it's aimed at fixing insulin resistance problems.
That being said, this blog is going to be where I keep track of my progress. I figure if I need to write about my weekly progress, it will help me to stick with it. So we'll see how it goes.