I found the last couple of months of the this past semester at uni to be a whole lot more stressful then I had expected, which lead to a full body breakdown. I think my head just decided it had all it could take and turned me into an absolute mess. Several trips to the GP later, a week off work on doctors recommendations and a continual amount of cramming followed by the conclusion of exams and final assignments, summer break, a broken heart and the begining of a new year and with it a new semester of uni brings me here.
Remember that little incentive my lovely mum had going? the unknown suprise, in my stage of being unwell she caved and gave me the suprise a little early.. a pandora braclet and a little snake charm, the deal is I get a charm every five kilos here after.... what a lovely thing to do and just more motivation for getting where I want to be health wise.
She also has a ten kilo gift wrapped up waiting for me to hit the mark.(its sitting in my lounge haunting me) To be completley honest I have spent the last few months shoving absolutely everything I can in my mouth. Ridiculous. I know I have stacked on weight. I can feel it. . .. .
The doctor I visited was a reliever for my regular GP and seemed to shed a light on alot of my issues both physically and psychologically. The long list of ailments he 'discovered' including: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dyslexia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Vitamin D deficiency, overactive thyroid, and pre diabetic insulin production.
Needless to say I was overwhelmed by such an extensive list and have taken the time away from everything to get my head around it all.
The biggest thing that hit home the most was being pre diabetic, my body is producing insulin at twice the normal amount to maintain my sugar levels. If I don't loose weight and cut the crap out I will have diabetes within the next 5 or so years. The doctor mentioned medication that could also help but suggested due to my age I should be able to control this with a low GI diet and by loosing the weight. I am terrified of having such a chronic illness, and the fact that I can prevent is such a blessing, one I will definitely not be taking for granted.
WTF.... soooooo low GI vegan, and mostly gluten free diet? BAHAHA I seriously laughed at him. And then high tailed it to the library to learn as much I could about the Glycemic Index and what exactly it meant for my diet. :(
So I'm back to my little blog and I am here to stay, except more whining and blah blah and more of me try to get my s*** together. I was trying to keep this blog on a theme of weightloss, health and fitness, but really thats not me. There is so much more to me and this blog is for me. Its my therapy, so sure expect more random vegan food ramblilngs and number crunching but expect to be suprised my pretties.