Are you there?
Did my poor little forsaken blog just jump to the top of your blog roll?
Did ya miss me? ;)
So much has happened in a year.
That's right, I had a baby!
Wanna see another picture?
I finally went to see an infertility specialist and he was able to
diagnose me with PCOS in about 10 seconds.
With a little bit of scientific help we conceived!
K was born on March 28 of this year.
When I got pregnant I was scared that I would balloon up
so I made a goal that I wouldn't go above 200 lbs.
(My starting weight was 170.)
In the first trimester I actually lost weight and didn't gain any back until about 18 weeks.
My last weigh-in (the day I was induced due to mild pre-eclampsia) I weighed exactly 200 lbs.
When I was weighed at the Docs office, a week after K was born,
(I needed to check my blood pressure)
I weighed 170!
I was able to wear my pre-pregnancy pants. I felt pretty good about how things were going.
I actually got down to 165, which is what I weighed in my first trimester.
Then due to low supply I stopped breast feeding. My weight started to climb up again.
I'm now at 173.
So, here I start.
I would like to lose 40 lbs, but we're going to start with 20.
I learned women with PCOS tend to be insulin resistant so a low GI eating plan can be
beneficial in weight loss.
I've been working on that, but I haven't been very good.
Also, I have started running again.
I started the c25k program last week. It's a bit of a slap in the face to know that a year and a half ago I could run 6 miles, but now I can barely run for 90 seconds.
But, I guess after not working out for a year
(I didn't want to do anything that would cause me to blame myself if I miscarried)
you have to start somewhere.
I'm okay with starting slow.
I don't want any injuries. Shin splints suck.
So, here we go.
I see lots of green lights ahead.
I have a beautiful baby girl.
I have a clean house that I love.
(A messy house was always the cause of so much stress, remember?)
I have a great support system.
Send me a note?
Let me know you're still here?
Tell your friends?
I'm back, baby!