Monday, May 09, 2011
So looking back, I made a lot of progress with Spark People. A lot has changed over the last 2 years, and now I am finding myself right back at the starting line! Again! Deciding to go back to school full time was a hard, scary decision. But I did it! I'm done with my first degree and three semesters away from my second. But while working on my brain, I've neglected my body.
I'm back to my original starting point. I hate it, but not all of it has been from a lack of program, etc. After years of constant pain, I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I also learned I had a touch of cancer. Never fun to hear. The worst of it is hopefully behind me, but the PCOS and all the fun stuff that comes with it, aren't going anywhere. I'm taking a lot of fun new medications, birthcontrol (for the PCOS), Metformin (also for the PCOS), another for the chronic pain, another for migraines, another for anxiety, and so on! I'm a walking Walgreens (speaking of which, I need to go pick up my refill).
At any rate. I'm starting over. I joined Gold's gym, they have a really good deal going on, and I'm ready to work out again. I need it. My days are spent writing essays, reading, doing homework, research, I tutor others with their homework and such, AND I do a little marketing and such for a small business. My nights are spent in a classroom, and by the time I'm home, I'm fighting to wind down so I can SLEEP, which sleep itself has been a struggle.
I don't get much "encouragement" at home as far as the being healthy thing goes. It's looked at with a "Whatchoo talkin' bout Willis?" mentality. So I'm in this alone, kinda. I'm back in the game tho. I just need a kick in the ass......