As many of you know, at least those of you of on facebook, I have been on a recent kick (ha!) to lose weight. I have been eating healthy, and I joined my local Title Boxing club and try to go three times a week (at least).
What many of you don’t know was the motivation behind it. It all started around my birthday, I found myself having these horrible night sweats. At first, I just thought it was because I was constantly saying at Amr’s house, and maybe his room was hotter than mine or something… but after we broke up in September, it continued at my house. My skin was being incredibly unruly, and I was having mood swings like you wouldn’t believe. The last symptom was that my period, which was normally like clock-work, was constantly a couple weeks late.
Finally, in December, I decided to see a doctor about what was happening.
The doctor told me that I am currently going through “premature ovarian failure” which is kind of a fancy word for menopause when it’s in your twenties. Basically, my ovaries are not producing a normal amount of hormones and as a result they are not releasing the egg on any kind of cycle that makes sense. Plus sides to this include the fact that I went four months without a period, downsides include bone loss, hot sweats, and you know, that whole infertility thing.
They put me on estrogen treatment, which has managed to get the night sweats and mood swings under control, but I’m still in the category of less than 1 in 10 women will be able to produce children of their own without donor eggs.
To help with this, I have decided to lose about 40 lbs and get myself into tip top shape physically, and see where I’m at once that happens. If I haven’t settled down with some guy (which let’s be honest, I won’t be because I’m still hopelessly, helplessly, head over heels for Amr, which I’ll write about tomorrow) I might decide to just do it on my own. But – I have to get myself in to shape first.
So far I have lost 21 lbs (go me!) and I continue to lose. Title Boxing has helped the process because the work outs are amazingly fun, the trainers are awesome, and I love punching and kicking bags. Lean Cuisines have helped me learn how to portion control, and the fact that I am not currently dating anyone makes it easy for me not to go out to eat (which is actually awesome on my wallet too).
All and all, I’m pleased with my progress, and you’ll probably see more about what I’m eating, working out, and how I’m doing as I blog.