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Thursday, February 27, 2014

PCOS update

{Ammentorp Photography, iStock purchase}

I thought some of you might be interested in hearing how my stats have been since my polycystic ovarian syndrome diagnosis in December. Here are some stats - the body measurements have been since last January:
  • Weight - 19 lbs down {since I got my FitBit in Jan 2013}
  • Weight - 7.5 lbs down {since I started my medications on the day of my official PCOS diagnosis}
  • BMI - 1.8 down
  • Pudge - 2" down
  • Hips - 3" down
  • Chest - 3" down
  • Waist - 4" down (natural waist)
  • Thighs - 7" down
  • Forearms - 1.5" down
  • Bicep - 2" down
  • Calf - 2" down
  • Neck - 2" down
In all honesty, the neck thing probably surprised me the most.

How do I keep track of these items? Using the FitBit on the computer, I can just log measurements in as I do them - and I really do them sparingly, maybe once every 6 weeks, while the weight I log in every week at least once. I also use the FitBit app for iOS to track my water intake for the day. That is really important since one of my medications also works as a diuretic.

What else do I do for my personal health? Well, I have never been a bad eater. So the biggest thing for me was water consumption and going back to working out more intensely. That means I have brought back my kettlebell workout books and DVDs, as well as doing my ExhaleSpa CoreFusion workouts. I tried Tracey Anderson and that routine made me look like an idiot. I honestly was falling down and tripping over myself every minute. I attempted it for two weeks but I just could not pick up the steps. Win some, lose some. Working out with the kettlebell is great. It is hard for those of us busty ladies - like golf is hard, ahem - but well worth the cardio.


  1. you are such a strong and amazing woman, W. i think of you constantly as you are going through this. much love to you. xo

    1. Thank you so much, P. It has been such a... both draining and enlightening experience... but it has made M and I so much closer. Love back! XO

  2. You are lucky you have pudge because it might go away faster since it's smaller. I have a full on spare tire, and I call it that. Blahhhh. I never thought of measuring my neck. I'm going to have to try that one.

    1. Thank you for keeping it real! I do hope the pudge will continue to shrink...

  3. Good to hear of your progress TwitterD!