Because despite going to three 50 minute Zumba classes last week and sweating my butt off, and eating fairly healthy in my opinion, I didn’t lose an ounce. But with WW I lost like crazy. So if I don’t start losing again fairly quickly, I will KNOW something is wrong, and I WILL blame the Metformin.
For as long as I’ve known a thing about PCOS I’ve wanted to be on Metformin. Begged both my OBGYN and my GP to put me on it. Now I’m on it and I’ve had a messed up cycle that REFUSES TO DIE and I cannot. lose. weight.
We’ll see about it. I have read that some women take a few months to really adjust to it. The tummy troubles are gone completely which is so nice. And I have read that sometimes they up your dosage if it’s not having any good effects, so maybe that’s coming. We’ll see. I’m only on 1500 a day which seems low compared to most folks.
Other than that things are okay. Despite the fact that the weight isn’t budging, I still feel really amazing about doing Zumba. I think it’s saving my life. Endorphins are the best natural antidepressant I can think of, and they’ve been working like a charm.
ALSO, prepare to feel proud:
I’ve contacted a local therapist that’s covered under my insurance and am hoping to have an appointment when I return from Alaska. This person was recommended to me by a friend. I’m going to insist to not be put on any drugs (I don’t want to have to wean myself off of them if/when I get pregnant), but I want someone to help me figure out some coping mechanisms for when I start feeling overwhelmed with the bad, negative, jealous feelings. Crying to the point of being sick (I’m pretty sure I made myself sick y’all. I had to miss a day of work because my head was such a mess and I hadn’t slept) CANNOT be healthy. And I have immense levels of guilt about missing work-and more guilt is the last thing I need in my life. There has to be a better way.
I talked to Chief and he is completely supportive. He says there’s someone on base too that works for his unit and is free, so I may try both channels and see who I like better. I mean, free is good. Also, the base is right next to my house, so that would be awesome. On the other hand, the other therapist is pretty close to Dr. McLadyParts, so it’s not like I’m not out there all the time anyway. We’ll see.
Zumba class tonight! I bought some new work out clothes. A third pair of compression pants, two racerback tanks, and a new sports bra. Going to class three nights a week means that that sports bra NEEDS to be rotated. For the good of the boobs. Of course, MY sports bra costs $65.00, but it was tax free weekend here, so that helps. Retail therapy.
Also, less than two weeks until Alaska!
Have a magnificent Monday my mellifluous maternal mavens!