For the past 6 months or more I've been actively trying to lose weight. That lazy 10kg I've been carrying for the past... oh, lets say 5 years has GOT to go - it's been long enough.
As a result of my new found motivation I have made positive changes to my diet and see a personal trainer 3 times a week. Most of the time I feel great but despite my best efforts, I have not lost a single kilo. Humph. Disappointing but not totally heartbreaking. I am vain, I won't lie. I'd like to look like a supermodel but I seldom feel genuinely bad about myself because of my physical appearance. And on the rare occasion that I do, it's fleeting at best.
Life is full and fabulous. I've grown humans inside my round belly and I'm not about to hate on myself about being, lets say, chubby.
But most recently, I have been experiencing fairly dramatic hair loss (!!!) which lead me to consult my doctor to discuss. Upon hearing my range of symptoms he suggested we do a comprehensive check up including blood tests and ultrasounds (of the invasive variety).
Everything (at this stage) has turned up AOK expect for the insulin. It would appear that I'm insulin resistant which is why I haven't been able to shift the weight. Frighteningly, this is a pre diabetic state and not one I'm comfortable with remaining in. So while I don't feel miserable at my current size, my poor health has determined that weight loss is vital.
As of today I'm on a crazy crash diet (this 800 cals a day). I figure something radical is in order.
This is where you come in. Are you insulin resistant? It's surprisingly common, huh! Have you managed to REVERSE your insulin resistance? I'm hoping that with significant weight loss, continued exercise and hopefully NO medication, it will be possible for me too.
Talk to me.
A previous post discussing my thoughts on dress size right here!