i had a second appointment with my doctor today, to discuss the results of my ultrasound(s) and blood work. all the blood tests were fine but the ultrasound revealed that i have polycystic ovaries (i was just googling so i could link to an explanation of this but all the results sounded far, far more dire than what my doctor explained to me and i don't even have the most crucial of symptoms which is missed or irregular periods so i'm not going to bother. wish i hadn't just read all that scary stuff though...) which could mean that i'm not ovulating every month (but not necessarily as my blood work indictated that this past month was all systems go). the polycysticness (? making up words here) can be easily sorted out by taking a slight hormone adjustment should we decide to do something about it but i think we'll give it a few more months before resorting to hormones. and as such, here are my healthy new mandates to reduce stress and improve my general well-being:
• regular sunday morning walk with baxter
• tuesday and thursday workout in the gym. i plan to do some spinning class podcasts i found awhile back and haven't tried out yet. i used to do spinning workouts regularly and loved it.
• get out for more lunchhour walks on monday, wednesday and fridays or ride my bike to the post office if i have orders to go out.
• plan the weekly meals before i hit the shops and try to use up some of the pantry items we already have, especially as we've been a bit slack in the food department with house renos on the go. we usually eat pretty well but i still want to include even more veggies, wholegrains, etc and make it a priority to have healthy, easy options available.
• further reduce/cut out sugar and caffeine. oh, okay, and alcohol. i've greatly reduced my red wine intake the last few months and cut out coffee altogether about 4 months ago but the last month or so i've allowed the odd coffee to sneak back in, had a glass of wine or two more often than i probably should and have raided the chocolate truck at work MUCH more often than necessary (really, though - we have a large, plastic tractor full of mini chocolate bars in the office. resistance is almost futile.) so more herbal teas, no coffee, limited wine, very limited to no chocolate.
any other suggestions?