Anyone still here? I didn't really mean to abandon this little slice of the interwebs or all of the interwebs for that matter but summer happened. Although it seems like we haven't been doing much of anything the days are passing fast and Eric and I are trying to max out on the day light and little bit of freedom that his schedule allows. We have been on the go with several trips to the lake and last week we took a fun trip to Texas. We may actually make it 2 weekends in a row at home. I do have some house things to share but that would involve me taking pictures so I don't know if that will happen anytime soon. You may just get the bare bones, nothing prettied up. How does that sound, real life.
I usually wear shoes but that day we stopped by after work and my 4" wedges didn't really work out too well! We were the only ones there.
After this great victory I decided I needed my own wedge. I was going to settle from a second hand club with a pretty gripper but we found this lavender and grey beauty on sale at Dick's Sporting Goods. I named her Wedgina, Wedgie for short. Wedgina has severed me good so far. The other night my goal was to hit the moving tractor that picks up the golf balls and I hit his tire. ping.
Sorry this part is long and hopefully boring to everyone.
In other news has anyone with PCOS tried the Low Amylose Diet? I came across some people on youtube (this is the first video I watched) talking about it and it has helped them overcome(?) PCOS and get pregnant. Some of them also combined it with Metformin so if you have any experience with that drug or the diet would you mind emailing me. Here are the rules for the low amylose diet
Rules for the Low Amylose Diet:
1. Avoid all simple sugars such as candy, sodas, cakes, pies, ice cream, juice, canned fruits, yogurt, condiments, etc. These are almost pure forms of glucose.
2. Avoid vegetables that are grown underground (potatoes, onions, carrots), corn and bananas, as well as foods enriched with maltodextrins or corn syrup.
3. Avoid wheat, rice, rye, barley, and oats; including cereal, oatmeal, breads, pastas, etc.
4. Eat a minimum of 3 servings each of above-ground vegetables and fruits daily.
5. Eat at least 6 ounces of protein every day.
*Avoid low fat foods.
*Don't count calories!
I didn't see cookies mentioned with sweets so does that mean they are fair game? We won't tell anyone I made chocolate chip cookies for supper the other night. ha. I am sad I can't eat carrots, I eat them almost daily with hummus. And I'm not sure if you caught on but french fries are made from potatoes. I do love sweet tea but we don't make it at home because we drink the whole container in a matter of hours and I don't eat french fries very often. I think the hardest will be the wheat, rice, rye, barley, oats thing. Oh and bananas. I thought well I will just go back to smoothies everyday for breakfast since I can't do cereal/oatmeal but then I can't have a banana in my smoothie. What is a smoothie without a banana, I guess it is like an ovary without an egg? I had my last banana smoothie today. For all that I will miss I did start to feel better when I found this Pinterest board. This youtube video explaining the diet also has a lot of suggestions for food.
We haven't been given much hope of getting pregnant without being in a dr office. I tried Clomid and the only thing I got from it were cysts. I had those and some endo removed in April. We've been putting IUI treatments off because of timing issues but also because we aren't "there" yet. Plus maybe I can loose some of the weight I put on while growing those lovely ovarian cysts.
I am going to do as much of the diet as I can right now but I am making a big batch of homemade salsa tonight so I have to eat that with chips, but really I could just drink salsa so I may try that. I am also making some homemade pesto so I am having a farewell pasta dinner with it. I am headed to the beach in a couple of weeks so I know I will cheat there because honestly part of the fun of the beach is the food.
I also came across a blog talking about the book The Metabolism Miracle and it sounds like I have many of the symptoms of Metabolism B. That diet has some of the same characteristic of the Low Amylose diet. I may at least read that book to see what is up in the Met B world. Ugh so confusing. I felt sorry for myself for a couple of hours then realized it could be much worse.
So anyway if you are still here I hope you found those few paragraphs extremly boring and all of those words foreign. I try to keep this an upbeat place because no one wants to hear the whinings of me and believe it or not I am a pretty private person. But if you are going through the same thing and want to reach out or for me to tell my story on the blog I don't mind, just let me know if there is interest in that.
If you need me I'll be eating a box of brown sugar snuggling with Wedgina.I haven't talked to my dr about this yet so I'm not sure what his thoughts are. I will at least try the diet on my own. When I told Eric about it he was like RECORDSKREECHSAYWHAT?! He thinks it is extreme torture to not be able to eat a few of these foods, but I think it is better than the alternative.