We've also been battling a seasonal bug that swept through the house. Trying to keep up with everything while sick has been difficult, but I've done my best. I made sure to meet my weekly exercise goals each week although, again, my diet has been hit and miss.
I weighed in this morning at 175.8 lbs, down from 179.6lbs last month. So I've lost about 3.8 lbs this month. I lost another inch off my waist, and an inch off my hips. So, progress!
Weight lost: 51.2 lbs
Inches off hips: 11.5
Inches off waist: 11.5
Total weight lost since January 2011: 74.2 lb
I'm still on Metformin, and I've recently restarted my Thyroid medication as well. I'm going to try and focus more on my diet, since I think that's the biggest obstacle for me these days. I'm also thinking of switching out some of my walking for light aerobics with an exercise ball.
Since I started losing weight, I've seen a huge improvement in my PCOS symptoms. I don't know how much that's the increased Metformin dose though, and how much is the weight loss. At my biggest weight (250 lbs) I was on 1,500mg Metformin daily, and my symptoms were awful. I was getting an incredible amount of skin tags, and getting dark skin patches all over. Once I increased my dose to 2,000mg (and switched to ER), all those issues started to clear up. Here in the past year, I haven't had any noticeable issues with them at all. I think the Metformin has made a huge difference, but I think the weight loss has helped as well. I still have issues with a lot of my other surface PCOS symptoms, but those two issues were by far the most prominent.
Anyway, I'm still making progress and that's awesome. I just need to stick to my guns a little better and continue to reaffirm my resolve.