Thursday, March 11, 2010

totally radical, dude.

So, when I FIRST started acupuncture, my acupuncturist told me that I needed to radically change my diet in order to help things along. The changes included- no wheat, no dairy, no sugar. Also known as- NO FUN. But, I managed. Oh, I complained. A lot (sorry Ian). But I managed. I got pretty good at finding gluten free options for things. I did miss some things, but I eventually was fine with the changes. I also did feel better. So, that's a plus.

Then, I was diagnosed with PCOS. The very day I was diagnosed, I started looking online for more information about it, and also made a trip that night to Barnes and Noble. I always feel better about something like this when I'm armed with as much info as possible. So, I got a book and I read. There is no known cause or cure for PCOS, but you can manage it with diet and exercise and good livin'. If left untreated, PCOS can lead to wicked bad conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, infertility, and obesity. So, sadly, I read that I'd have to make even MORE restrictions to my diet. What more could I possibly restrict, you ask? It's funny you should ask, because I was totally just going to tell you.

Basically, you're recommended to eat a very low glycemic index diet. Basically, a diabetic diet. So, all those rice crackers I was eating? And the rice bread? And the super-awesome-happy-weekend-gluten-free-blueberry-waffles? Probably shouldn't have those either. BOOOO, I say. BOOOO.

Alas, I started out doing so well with my new layer of restrictions, but lately, I've just been getting annoyed with it all. I have not been nearly as diligent, and frequently get annoyed/pissy b/c I just want a some regular bread. And pie. And....cake. mmm....cake....

The even MORE annoying part? Cutting all of this stuff out of my diet for the last 9 months and not ONE pound was lost. In fact, I believe I've gained at least 5-8 pounds. MUTHAFUKKA! Not cool. OK, yes. It's not like I was TRYING as hard as I could. I wasn't diligently watching my portions or anything. But I didn't feel like I should have to! Because no regular bread! No cheese! No pancakes! And whine whine whine whiney whine!

ANYway...... the point of this post (I bet you're wondering about the point- since all I've done thus far is bitch and complain.... if you're still even reading. Sorry 'bout that.) is that I'm going to get hard core again. I'm going to follow my diet restrictions to a tee, and I'm ALSO going to control my portions. Also, I had been doing really pretty good with getting exercise, and then I got sick a couple of weeks ago, and TOTALLY fell off the wagon. Like, fell off the wagon and ran away from it. Well, I'm gettin' back on that wagon, baby.

So, wish me luck! I'm going to try to be super hard core about it until March 23rd. On March 23rd, I WILL have a piece of cake and celebrate my 33rd. But after that... back to the wagon. The gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, low glycemic index, wagon. Wheeeeeeee!



  1. you can DO IT moo! the wagon, it sucks. but the wagon, it is good for you. :)

  2. a) I know exactly how you feel - I didn't have a drink or a sweet for 3 weeks and felt like the universe owed me a few pounds... turns out if did not. Also, come to Seattle, Miriam, Brittany and I are having Triple Hat Trick Birthday Party of Awesomeness, and the only thing that could make that better is YOU and YOUR BIRTHDAY TOO!

  3. Michele- Thanks! :)

    Alex- I wish I could be there for the Triple Hat Trick Birthday Party of Awesomeness! I'll be there in spirit for sure!! :)