I have issues!
So! Any of my friends that know me personally know how much I have struggled for about 10 years with my weight. Some of you may know that it was suspected to be my thyroid and that is still true. I finally went to the doctor today for a yearly check up but didn't want to because I know there is something wrong. If I didn't eat right, I'd get it; if I didn't exercise, I'd get it but I do both, I chase 3 kids, I barely eat and yet. Here I am, large and in charge.
Now, I don't look at myself in the mirror and think MAN, I'm HUGE! I look and see what I see and go on about my day. Then, somedays I remember back when I thought to myself, do I look better naked or with clothes and actually said to myself "NAKED for sure!" Not anymore!
So, I'm laying it out for you! You are all my dear friends and I know we all have issues but these I can not help. It appears that small details in my life have grown into problems that now can no longer be ignored. I was told today that not only is my thyroid enlarged but I have all the symptoms of having Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome. WHAT? I have three kids...is that possible. Yep! If you believe in God it is. So, I had my suspicions about this when I was trying to get pregnant with number 2. It just wouldn't happen. The thyroid problem was mentioned by my mother and my doctor agreed but there was no follow up....my fault. Evan was conceived and I moved on.
Now it also seems that in having one or the other I've also developed a resistance to insulin which is another reason why I can not lose weight, why I gain weight and why I grave starch. (I don't crave sugar, never have) Doc explained the obvious and "I know, I know" I've been there was what I felt like saying. I had gestational, diabetes 3 times. He strongly suggested a diet!
Well, what diet you might ask? He said that those who have what I have do very well on the South Beach Diet. Low carb but some carb and only complex carbs at that. Lean means, mostly fish, lots of fresh veggies. Actually my heart skips a beat because I do love to eat healthy! So, if any of you dear friend and readers out there have done or are on this diet, we need to hook up!
One last thing, my blood preassure. Normally it has been normal to low until today. It is on the rise. So, all of these issues are no big deal if treated but it's the treatment that's going to be annoying. Actually, I'll probably do just fine and be pleased with the results. I truly don't know what to think right now.
Please give support, say a prayer and send me a line when you can of encouragement.
Love You All!