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    Just a quick check in before homeschooling starts.

    I have been off bcp for a month and a half. So far I am doing pretty good. It seems my cycle may be regular. Time will tell.

    I had a great workout yesterday. I improved my time by 5 minutes from a month ago. I am getting stronger.

    Digestion is great! Skin is good. Sleep pretty good.

    Found out my arthritis flares with too many tomatoes and peppers. But gone as soon as I cut back.

    Struggle right now is weight gain and measurement increase. Sigh

    I decided not to starve myself and I quit counting calories. I have been filling up on protein and non starchy veggies. I have very occasional sweet potato or rice. I do not think it is my food.

    I do think it's hormones. I'm 38. I'm just off the pill and things are regulating.

    I have been more stressed with school starting.

    So that's where I'm at.
    Favorite Mark Quote: "I train to play."

    June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
    Current: 150 - size 8/10
    Goal:130 - size 6

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    Wow. A new high ( low) for me. 149.2

    Measurements up.

    I'm not liking this experiment anymore. I am beginning to wonder how much I need to know the root issue of my hormonal problem.

    Feeling broken and frustrated. Mentally I am vulnerable to the thoughts of what's the point?! Why don't I just let myself eat junk?!

    Ok. Come on. Reign it in. I want health. I want nutrient dense food.

    Yesterday I had:
    Scrambled eggs, bacon jerky

    Hot dog with mustard, carrots with homemade gado gado dressing, potato chips, hot chocolate, almonds

    Dark chocolate

    Meatballs, broccoli

    Raspberries & cream
    Favorite Mark Quote: "I train to play."

    June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
    Current: 150 - size 8/10
    Goal:130 - size 6

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    Well, this journal to health is of course, showing some struggle. We all go through it, right? This journey is just not a straight line. I had a phone appointment with my functional NP. I gained more weight. 150. It was a good appointment. She thinks the weight gain is more related to the PCOS/blood sugar issue. I mentioned that I have been primal/low carb/very little sugar, but with PCOS, it may not me enough. She said I probably need glucose support of some kind. Either a broad natural supplement that has things like cinnamon, chromium, etc but she is also not against Metformin. sigh. I am back to my usual journey of trying to do things through food and exercise, but my body just seems to need that support. I ordered blood glucose/insulin hbA1C tests today. I also ordered the DNA test from 23andme.com My NP will use the results to decode my methylation processes and see if there could be a build up. Then I will be testing hormones. So, the journey continues. I just really, really want the weight gain to stop. I have such cute clothes for the Fall/Winter season I want to fit into them still.
    Favorite Mark Quote: "I train to play."

    June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
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    Goal:130 - size 6

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    Chris Kresser's recommended numbers:

    http://chriskresser.com/handouts/CHD_testing.pdf

    MarkerIdeal
    Fasting blood glucose (mg/dL)<86*
    OGGT / post-meal (mg/dL after 2 hours)<120
    Hemoglobin A1c (%)<5.3


    His Fasting Insulin recommendation: <5

    My numbers:
    Blood glucose 85
    HbA1c 5.1
    Insulin 6.9

    My 1 hour post meal: 82-128

    So it looks like I may still be insulin resistant. Hmmmm

    Will be doing some more reading on this one.

    I'm not very low carb so I don't think it's causing the insulin resistance. Anyway, was a little surprised, but it's great to know.
    Favorite Mark Quote: "I train to play."

    June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
    Current: 150 - size 8/10
    Goal:130 - size 6

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    Hugs your way too! I didnt have much to add of any help, but wanted to let you know I am still following along!
    65lbs gone and counting!!

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    Thanks gopintos. That means a lot.
    Favorite Mark Quote: "I train to play."

    June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
    Current: 150 - size 8/10
    Goal:130 - size 6

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    I went for a 2.7 mile run yesterday. My left knee gave me trouble at 1.2 miles. Walked and stretched a bit, ran some more, repeat. It felt good to get back to it. Last week I was fighting a cold and this week was my period. It's such a great feeling to realize-hey! I'm feeling better.
    I felt strong and not winded. I was going a bit slower-12 min mile rather than the 9 min I used to. But, I felt strong, not heavy. Thankful for that. I must roll out my IT band today. It is so tight!

    Mud run in about 30 days!

    Yesterday's fasting blood sugar was 76. I had spaghetti squash the evening before and a banana & pecan dessert.

    I got an email from my NP that said to make a phone appointment so we can "deal with the blood sugar". So I have been reading up on natural supplements on glucose support. If I do go back on Metformin I want to wait until I get my detox pathways checked out. Until then I can do the herbs. My appt is tomorrow morning.

    Food yesterday:
    Shake: whey protein, spinach, mixed berries, aloe, l glutamine, acacia powder, coconut milk

    Leftover spaghetti squash with pesto ground beef, almonds, dark chocolate

    Kombucha

    Chicken thigh, pineapple, green & red pepper & green beans

    Strawberries & cream
    Favorite Mark Quote: "I train to play."

    June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
    Current: 150 - size 8/10
    Goal:130 - size 6

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    Just got off the phone with my NP. She wants me to go back on Metformin and an herbal supplement to support liver function and blood sugar. I am ready. My measurements went up again and I think I have one pair of pants that barely fit. I am shocked how fast this weight gain happened. Hormones. Well, it's time for some acceptance.
    Favorite Mark Quote: "I train to play."

    June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
    Current: 150 - size 8/10
    Goal:130 - size 6

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    2 weeks on 750mg of Metformin. It has slowed the weight gain, but I'm at 151.8 today. Taking measurements and looking in the mirror it's definitely going to my middle. Going to wait out the weekend, but will email my Dr to see if I need to go to the full dose. Sigh.

    Jawline acne is trying to come back. I get my hormones tested on Monday. I so did not see this coming. Why is PCOS raising it's ugly head?

    God help me not to give up.

    Did a 55min kickboxing workout at home this morning.

    Protein shake with spinach, coconut milk, aloe juice, frozen berries

    Staying away from starchy vegetables.

    Eating every 2-3 hours to help blood sugar on Metformin.

    Anyway, trying to keep my head up today.
    Favorite Mark Quote: "I train to play."

    June 2010: 168.6 -size 16
    Current: 150 - size 8/10
    Goal:130 - size 6

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    You can do this!
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