Thursday, April 15, 2010

Time for a diet...

I recently started taking a new medication to manage my PCOS. I have been having some unpleasant side effects, so I jumped on my PCOS forum and asked other women about it. Apparently, these side effects are common, especially after eating greasy or sweet foods. The medication is supposed to help my body fight my insulin resistance, so anything greasy or sugary is going to make my system go haywire. I don't want to stop taking the meds, but I hate the side effects, so I'm starting a no carb diet. I've done no carb diets before, and they have worked out very well, as long as I had someone making sure I follow it. (My grandmother is very good at the guilt trips) I am hoping to use my distain for the side affects as motivation to stay on the diet. An added bonus for myself, which I'm also hoping will keep me dedicated, is that Mayhem Fest is in August. For those of you that don't know, my absolute all-time favorite band is KoRn. I was offered a chance to go see them at OzzFest a few years ago, but I couldn't go because of my ex-husband. My new hubby, Hubs  was the one that had offered the tickets for me and Meanie, but I knew I wouldn't have any fun because Meanie wouldn't allow me to talk to anyone while we were there. But now... :) The Mayhem Fest lineup includes Rob Zomibe, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, and you guessed it... KoRn! Did I mention I can also afford the tickets? Here's the kicker - It's in Texas, at SuperPages (formerly Smirnoff), in AUGUST. Ughhh... With me weighing in at 260 (although I don't look that heavy), the heat would leave me miserable. So my other motivating force behind the diet is to lose enough weight that I can fit into a cute and cool outfit I can buy from HotTopic. (I was thinking a tank top and skirt *crosses fingers*) Ok, it doesn't have to be from HotTopic, because they are expensive, but they have limited sizes. I want to be in a size they sell. To do this, I'd have to lose at least 60-80 pounds. Yes, I know that's a lot of weight in a relatively short period of time, but the last time I went on the no carb diet and stuck to it, I lost 30 lbs in 1 month. I have a little over 3 months to lose the weight, so as long as I stick to the diet, I should have no problem dropping it.