The Results Are In
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
I saw the doctor yesterday. My blood work and urine test results were in. He was very happy with all of the results. Everything is either where he wants it to be, or at least, continuing to move in the right direction.
We talked about my not sleeping well. We talked about PCOS. We talked about not losing weight.
He suggested Intermittent Fasting 5 days a week, or at least every other day. He suggested I read about it and learn everything I can before starting. His concerns for me is that it will negatively affect my blood pressure and my blood sugar levels. Though I am not diabetic, having PCOS affects my glucose and insulin levels.
My goal for this week is to do the research. He says this fasting plan would be long term. I have many questions. WIll it be maintainable? He said during fast days I have to limit my carbs, sugars and proteins. SO what does that leave on the menu...fats? He said I have to prepare mentally to do it. HOw do I do that?
One thing I have learned along this journey, after trying many different options to lose weight, is that I need a plan that is both healthy and life style friendly. I want to be able to go out to eat sometimes. At holidays, I want to enjoy the food and fellowship. I do not want to feel like a freak with my eating habits.
My first step is to search here on SP for information about IF. I'll let you know what I find out.
I am counting my blessings this week and today I am thankful for my middle child, my older son.