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What is at risk

January 6th, 2009 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal

I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which means several things to me, but two things are most important:

1) I have to lose at least 15 lbs as soon as possible, more is better, and keep it off to be healthy and avoid infertility and several types of cancer

2) This disease plays havoc with my hormones and makes #1 there more difficult, meaning I have to work very, very hard to lose said weight and keep it off.

This means that I need an incredible amount of willpower that I don’t currently have. Right now I’m dealing with a bus strike that adds an hour to each end of my work day, making it difficult for me to want to cook dinner when I get home or want to get on the exercise bike for the minimum of thirty minutes of exercise I’m supposed to be getting. It’s cold outside, which makes me not want to walk the dog, certainly not for long periods of time.

I’m trying to give up pop and candy, but these are things that I have been over-indulging in all my life, so that’s no small feat (not to mention the fact that we just got through Christmas and New Year’s, providing a multitude of excuses for partaking in such things).

What I need is momentum. Once I see that what I’m doing is working, then I will know that I can and should carry on. The problem is, that I won’t get results without actually putting down the chocolate and doing something, as it were. I have to get smart or I’m just going to be killing myself slowly.

What’s it going to take for me to start saying no to myself?

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