I was on the red eye back to Tulsa last night (yuck!). I have a feeling after a mere 4 hours in the office last week due to the conference in San Jose and my doctor’s appointment, this week is going to be brutal! I was silly and checked my schedule for this week and next before leaving for the weekend and I have 16 patients on my schedule every day for the next 2 weeks. As in, no open slots! ::downing coffee::
Before I left Chicago, I knew I needed a game plan. I’ve had a few days to process my “diagnosis” (to be confirmed on Friday with an ultrasound), and I’m ready to do what it takes. Home was hard…restaurants, friends, etc. I mean, do you know how hard it is to say to Ron Pope and flan for this girl? But that’s reality and I made it work with my carbohydrate-controlled diet (you won’t hear me call it “low-carb” because it’s not).
I meal planned for the week and made a grocery list so that I can head to the grocery store after work today. It has been at least a week since I’ve been in the kitchen and that makes me sad!! 🙁
But home was just what I needed after having my world rocked with this health scare. My 9-miler was a breeze — I did the 8 minutes of running (5.3-6.0 mph increasing 0.1 every minute) with 2 minutes of walking at 4.0 mph. I finished in 1:42:30 (11:23 min/mi). However, my blood sugar was NOT okay after my run and after some research, running and I may have to call it quits. It appears intense exercise raises my blood sugars not only DURING exercise, but for SEVERAL hours after exercise (thanks to hormones like glucagon and epinepherine for any nerds or curious minds out there). So frustrating! Just when you think you’re doing something right… Again, I can’t help but feel like this is a bad joke considering my DO What You DON’T Challenge goals were to increase my yoga/Pilates and weight lifting! Thank goodness this month has taught me to tolerate those activities 😉
Pictures from home:
Question: Have you ever poached an egg before?
Random Questions: How often do you get to see your family? How far do you live from your parents? How many brothers and sisters do you have?
Thank you again for all of your support with this PCOS business. I have received so many emails from readers, family, family friends, and complete strangers who have made this news so much easier to bear. Thank you, thank you. 😀
Hope everyone had an excellent weekend! Have a wonderful week! 🙂