Sunday, August 8, 2010

Starting Over....Again....

Okay...I'm starting over. All of the old posts for this blog have been erased along with my old lifestyle. According to my doctor this change is necessary, so here we go.

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.


Dana Erickson said...

I commend you. Starting a diet and committing to yourself your going to lose weight is always the hardest part. I am excited to watch your progress and be supportive along the way. The first 14 days is always the hardest! You can do it girl!

Cozy in Texas said...

The South Beach Diet is a good place to start. It promotes eating healthy. Just staying away from processed foods will make a big difference. Good luck. There are plenty of people blogging on losing weight and ready to offer encouragement. You may want to start a blog list of your favorite sites. Fellow bloggers have helped me to get over many hurdles.
Cozy In Texas

Gerri said...

Congratulations on taking the first step, it's always the hardest. I know you can do this and I will be praying for you and cheering you on. I'm so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Proud of you love bug. Keep with it it will be worth it in the long run for sure.