This is quickly becoming some kind of rant blog so I’m making this my last rant post until I post some other more interested heath things -
When did we become so attached to our phones that we can’t even walk down the sidewalk (or staircase?!) without having to check them? Most people can’t text and walk and the same time - they slow down, or stop in the middle of the sidewalk, they walk in crooked lines so you can’t pass them, they obstruct traffic.
Just step to the side and stop trying to walk. Do what you have to do - check your text, see who’s call you missed or finish your game of Angry Birds. Then you can successfully navigate the sidewalk like the rest of us…
I almost tripped down the stairs this morning because some moron in front of me stopped suddenly to check his phone. It’s a busy subway, there are a ton of people trying to use the stairwell and Mr. Selfish decides to stop in the middle, holding everyone up, so that he can check his phone. Fucktard. He didn’t even apologise when he realised he’d almost been responsible for sending a pregnant woman careening down the stairs.
Oh my gaud people. If you’re on some kind of public transit and there is a pregnant woman, regardless of what you think, OFFER HER YOUR SEAT. If she doesn’t want to sit, she will decline. Chances are, she will accept because her feet are sore and her back hurts and fuck you, she’s pregnant. She’s literally GROWING A PERSON in front of your rude little eyes.
If you’re pretty sure she’s pregnant but you don’t want to insult her if she’s not, just get up and pretend you’re done with that seat. Yes yes, you were comfortable and you still have four stops to go, but the price of living in a society is manners and some common fucking courtesy.
Hormone rant - not diet related at all
OK here’s a thing that bugs me. You spot a comment on someone’s FB (for example) where they ask what something that has been posted.
You’re ON THE INTERNET. Why are you asking what something is? Why don’t you just open another tab and Google it?
It makes you look a little dumb. Not that you don’t know what something is, but that you’re not smart enough to think “Hm, I wonder what that is. Maybe I’ll just look it up.”
You know, if you use Chrome, you can just highlight text, right click and get an option to look it up…
No more Oreo cookie ice cream sandwiches (I get there eventually)
My innards feel bubbly. Not in a “woo I’m so excited” sense, but literally. I blame the Pickle - which is what I’ve been referring to the little person I’m making. It’s about the size of a pickle so why not? My bubbly sensations got me thinking about sharing and friends (don’t ask me how) and I ended up dwelling…
A couple of years ago my best friend and I got into a really large fight. We were both going through some pretty big crap and just when I was writing her an email to say “Let’s give each other a little space because shit is gettin’ real” she sent me one saying she was done. Fair enough, that was her choice. We’re too similar not to fight a lot. It’s a shame we couldn’t both see at the time that we were both very scared of all the changes that faced us, and instead of pushing against each other, we should have been supporting one another. Saying that, we’re both a little spiteful and a little too sensitive to harsh remarks from others… so we both ended up hurting the other.
Anyway, all that to say that I miss having a friendship like that. Since I’ve moved cities, I haven’t really had the opportunity to form any close ties, especially not ones like with my old BF - that was 17 years in the making! So I share my pregnancy with friends or family but I don’t know if it’s the same as it might be with someone as close as we were.
What still bugs me, and now I’m digressing totally and reliving those arguments, is that at the time, my BF had a newish friend that lied to her about things I’d said and twisted it all to make it sound malicious. I was never able to explain it all because she didn’t want to hear it. It’s such a bitchy, female thing to do, isn’t it? Almost 30 years old and still going through that crap from elementary school. This person preyed on the fact that my BF was sensitive to friend groups mixing and then leaving her out. I felt so betrayed that my best friend, the person who’d known me for 17 years would put the word of someone else above mine.
Anyway, totally personal and not at all related to PCOS so here’s a little factoid:
During pregnancy, the body really only needs 300 more calories than a normal diet. Staying on a low carb diet but incorporating fruits and not limiting any vegetables is not harmful as long as you make sure you’re eating appropriate amounts of protein and lots of fiber. I haven’t been able to find much about staying in ketosis and being pregnant. I’d be interested to find out, however.
From what I can tell you about myself, the pull is towards instant energy: bread and sugar especially… which is what I’ve been working so hard to stay away from. I screwed up the first trimester by giving in to my cravings. I’m going to do better in the second and third.
Thanks, Anonymous person :)
It’s been a while. I have a very good excuse: I’m pregnant! Yay! The hair is growing back, the skin is clearing up. It came a little sooner than expected but that was part of the deal when I started the Metformin. I will say that both the doctor and I agree it was a total fluke that I got pregnant at that stage. No regular periods, no outward signs of ovulation (we hadn’t started monitoring with blood tests yet) and wammo! So if you ever think things are looking hopeless, the body is a weird a wonderful thing that never fails to surprise.
I still have to be super careful with my weight. Gestational diabetes is much more common amongst women with PCOS because we already have the pre-existing insulin resistance. Gotta watch my carbs… which is hard because it’s all I crave - crispy on the outside soft on the inside while baguette. That’s all I want.
It’s meant to be around 24 weeks that the placenta starts producing hormones that increase insulin resistance so I need to start forming some better habits now. I’m at 15.5 weeks so I still have a lot of time to correct my carb inhaling ways.
I have to count my lucky stars, really. Fluke pregnancy, no morning sickness. What more could a woman want?
I’m on week 2 of keto and I’ve lost 5 pounds so far! Which is awesome for me cause I lose weight super duper slow, usually. And I’ve even not been sticking too well to it the past few days just because of social events and what not. However, I plan on getting back on track this week. I ran out of food yesterday, so it will be a perfect opportunity to go grocery shopping for all the right kinds of foods.
How have you guys been doing?
That’s great! Congrats! It’s so much easier to keep going if you’re see results. Drink a ton of water. It will speed things along a little and will make sure your skin stays elastic.
Fellow Keto-ers, I’d like some advice, please.
So I’m on day 5 of my keto journey, and I’m doing well, but I’m finding it really difficult to meet a healthy amount of calories for the day. I’m tracking my food intake using myfitnesspal, but I’m just not too sure of which foods are out there that can help boost my calorie intake without destroying any hope I have of staying low carb. Can any one of you wonderful people out there help me out? What kinds of foods do you eat? Has anyone else run into the same problem?
i’ve found that if i keep my eyes on the high fat foods, i usually get enough calories, keep the carbs low and don’t wander into craving-land. think about using butter when scrambling eggs, use heavy sauces on your meat or dip your veggies in. nuts have lots of calories too, but it’s really easy to eat too many so watch out. googling recipes or reading the Atkins website helps too. good luck! and make sure to keep your protein intake really high.
Sigh. I’ve fallen off the wagon big-time. It’s sad. We had a party for my fiancee last weekend for his bday and bought a ton of junk “for the guests.” Of course there are always left overs so guess what I’ve been eating all week? That’s right, crap. Carby, sugary delicious crap.
Therefore Fiancee and I have agreed that we need to do something about it: we’re going back to Induction for two weeks and Phase 1 for two weeks. A good carb-cleanse to set things straight.
I actually prefer Induction to Phase one because there’s way less thinking. You get your list of low-to-zero-carb foods and you combine. There’s not much else. When you get a slightly larger allowance, you start having to think more and it consumes your day.
Anyway, there it is. Induction starts Monday!
Now I have to find a way to get Mr. I Sit At a Desk All Day, to hit the gym and pump some iron.