Updates.

Hey there! Long time no chat!

I’m trying to get my act together and post some more, but honestly…? One of the hallmarks of depression is a disinterest in things that used to interest you…and as much as I love blogging, I can’t seem to find the motivation. But I really appreciate all of you, so I don’t want to leave you hanging!

I baked a TON today, which is exciting. The part that’s NOT exciting is that I’ve made it all before – there’s nothing new to blog about! We’re headed up to J’s family cottage tomorrow morning, and I promised dessert and snacks, so I’m taking the banana pudding I tried out last week, J’s favourite snickerdoodle cookies, and some whoopie pies. It’s an excellent thing that I’ve been running and sticking closely to my Weight Watchers plan…because I’ll definitely be having dessert tomorrow!

As far as this cycle goes, I’m about two weeks in. I’ve been charting my temperatures, but really not panicking at all about the timing of things. I’ve been taking my alternating seeds like clockwork; this time alternating with the phases of the moon (I know…how New-Agey does that sound?). As of right now, I’m taking evening primrose oil, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, a basic prenatal, probiotics, three sets of homeopathic drops, and Inositol (a drug to control my blood sugar). Its a whole whack of things, but I’m really hoping this will kick start things into gear. So far, I’ve noticed differences in CM, way fewer carb cravings, fewer headaches, and slightly higher temperatures. I won’t go into details, but the ol’ sex drive has been a whole lot more….active? as well.

On the weight loss front, I’m down 4.5 pounds in 4 weeks. Its a slowwwww process, but I guess I knew that when I started. PCOS is ridiculous that way – the best way to fix it is by losing weight, but by definition, it comes with a major resistance to losing weight. Catch-22? But at least the scale is going down, and not up. Progress is progress.

That’s it over here. Hoping that my first counselling appointment on Tuesday provides a little insight, and I can get my head back on straight. How’s everyone else doing?

 

3 thoughts on “Updates.

  1. I’m working on finding a counselor myself. I hope you have a relaxing weekend! As long as you are losing weight steadily, even if it is slow, you are doing the right things! Good job! Taking care of yourself is most important in combatting depression.

  2. I went through some depression last year. What I found that helped me the most was getting out of the house every day, even if only for a walk around the block or to go pick up groceries.
    It sounds like you are making some great headway with the PCOS, using weight watchers and running, and that’s wonderful! Keep it up!!!

  3. Congratulations on your weight loss! You are working so hard! Diet changes, running, supplements, seeds… wow! You are doing great – keep it up!!!

    I have never gone through depression myself. I can only imagine how difficult this must be. Sending you lots of love and positive thoughts.

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