My scales and I have never had a good relationship. We did.. once.. when I was 16kg lighter.. but my scales now taunt me by flashing the same number (or close to) every time I hop on. Sadly, my scales are dying.. I have the upper hand. Batteries! I was going to let my scales die (good riddance) but I like to know how my little monkey man is measuring each month, so the scales must stay (damn you scales!). I am, however, going to take a stand and NOT weigh myself. I'm so sick of my mood being determined by a little (or not so little) number. I don't weigh daily for that very reason.
I've been low carbing since 30th April, so now 2 weeks later. I feel really great, less bloated, more energetic, I don't get those spikes of extreme - I have to eat right now or I'm going to kill someone - hunger attacks and I am sure my body is loving all the protein I am having right now. I must admit, I do miss the sweet stuff, but I am getting used to splenda (hardly ever use it) and those sugar free lollies when I must have something sweet. I am still succumbing to the "mouthful of chips" here, and .. "a couple of easter eggs" there habit.. but that junk is all out of the house now, so I don't have that temptation any more!
PCOS update: thanks to my anonymous commenter who suggested that Endocrinologist in Sydney. I'm going to keep up this low carb high protein thing for a few months and see what happens with my cycles before I go down the medical route. Will be interesting to see if my cycle is 26 days as it was the last time. If it is, that will be 2 months in a row with a NORMAL cycle. Completely unheard of with me, fingers firmly crossed. If I do get another normal cycle I'm going to start temperature charting again to see if I can work out when I ovulate.
So, what am I eating? On a typical day, breakfast is general 2 boiled eggs, mashed with some full fat mayo, with a coffee (full cream milk, no sugar or sweetener). I'm totally full til lunch. Lunch is generally some vegetables of some kind (raw, roasted etc), with a low sugar high fat dressing (cue ceasar or ranch.. nom nom) and around 100g of protein (in the form of ham, turkey, chicken from the deli, or chicken breast). Mid afternoon snack will be a couple of slices of cheese, or half an avocado or some more veg with low sugar dressing to dip in or some nuts. Dinner is a 120g portion of protein and either a salad or some steamed or baked vegetables. I use a generous serving of olive oil on my pasta, or put a nob of butter on my vegetables. Dessert (after dinner is when I feel like something sweet) has been a low joule jelly with a generous dollop of heavy thick cream. I also enjoy low joule cordial or Coke Zero to curb those sweet cravings
My nutrient ratio has been around 60% fat (mostly mono and polyunsaturated fats), 35% protein and 5% carbohydrates. Perfect Atkins Induction ratios. However, there have been a few sneaky carbs that have worked there way in...
Exercise.. I'm working on it, really I am. I have a tonne of reason as to why I haven't been able to get to the gym... none of them mention the word "dying" "dead" "broken" or "hospital" so I really don't have an excuse..
Thanks for reading!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I am such a slack blogger... !
Life, it gets in the way sometimes and you get busy... and, as I'm sure I've said before, my lapband isn't a huge part of my life anymore... it's just there.
So I'm going to take my blog in a slightly new direction.
I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). I didn't think I could conceive without help. I was wrong (thankfully... so thankfully..)
The research on diets for PCOS I've done so far suggests that the low carbohydrate and whole food diet is the way to go. PCOS is associated with insulin resistance. I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy so I naturally am assuming that I have PCOS/obesity related insulin resistance.
So my blog will start to focus on my PCOS, following a low-carb, whole food life style, exercise (of course) and my journey to hopefully falling pregnant with baby number 2 by the end of the year.
I would love to be able to refresh my blog and make it look cool, but I don't know how to do that... any tips would be greatly appreciated.
And a little update on my monkey boy... he is now 10.5 months and has his first birthday next month!! OMG the time has just flown. He is a little cutie patootie.. and I love love love being his mama. My DH is an awesome daddy... he amazes me with the love he has for our son.
A photo of my monkey boy for your viewing pleasure!