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February 1, 2010

I finally did it. I got tired of hearing that pesky treadmill nag me about being a fatty, fatty boombalatty, so we had a reunion of sorts. It wasn’t magical. A light didn’t shine down from heaven to the sound of a chorus of angels. It was mildly sweaty and majorly not interesting.

But I watched the Mattress episode of Glee. Too bad there’s only one left I haven’t seen, then I’ll have to bribe myself with something else, like … oh, MY HEALTH.

One of my best buddies, Blair, started McFatty Mondays to combat an epidemic of widening asses. I didn’t join the movement at first because I hoped I was pregnant. Yeah, not so. Then I didn’t join because I was just plain-old lazy.

Now I’m finally hopping on the bandwagon, but I’m going to march to a different tune, per the usual in my world. Seeing as I’m busting my ass to get pregnant, hoping to start putting on baby pounds soon, I’m not entirely concerned with the McFatty part of this movement.

And so, I introduce to you, dear readers, McHealthy Mondays.

Sorry, Blair. I just have to be different.

So what’s the difference between McFatty Mondays and McHealthy Mondays? Mainly, none of my focus will be on weight loss. Sure, dropping an el bee or 10 would be fabulous before I join the pudding club, but I have enough on the ol’ stress-me-out plate as it is.

Instead, I’ll focus on getting back to eating healthy and exercising regularly.

There’s nothing to discuss regarding my mostly non-existent exercise habits lately, but I did, up until recently, have excellent eating habits.

The Baby Jesus killed those.

That’s right. I’m blaming Jesus – Jesus and his Christmas cookies and potatoes and CARBS. CHRISTMAS CARBS.

As a PCOSer, I benefit from a diet full of foods low on the Glycemic Index. From late June, when I was first tentatively diagnosed with PCOS (to be later confirmed in September) until mid-December, I fucking ROCKED my low-GI diet.

Sure, it was hard to say goodbye to my soulmate, the potato. Sure, I missed ice cream. It’s really hard to eat an insane amount of vegetables when you aren’t used to it, and overkill on protein can make me gag.

Other than that, I felt amazing, I dropped some very easy pounds, I felt great … did I mention how wonderful I felt? Plus, you know, my low-GI diet felt amazingly proactive. A lot of time one fighting infertility spends is idle, waiting for specific days or test results. Sticking to a healthy, low-GI diet is something I can do every day to (supposedly) combat PCOS.

I’m going to give myself a couple days to see if I can shake the recent re-addiction to carbs. If it doesn’t work, I’ll follow the guidlines set by Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet, which, in a nutshell, means very, very, very, very, very, very, very, VERY few carbs – a detox of sorts.

More than a month of being a lazy cheat has come to a close. I’m getting back on track and back to living a healthy life.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. mered19 permalink
    February 1, 2010 8:17 pm

    Good for you Jenny! I think it’s a great to have the mindset of trying to be healthy instead of trying to lose lbs. I bet you will be more successful than most people who are the other way around. 🙂

  2. Laura permalink
    February 1, 2010 8:57 pm

    Maybe I should change my mindset…

  3. Nicole permalink
    February 1, 2010 9:12 pm

    Your pretty funny, looking forward to watching your journey.
    my blog

  4. February 1, 2010 10:05 pm

    Oh my your hysterical… love it! Can’t wait to watch/read via internet your journey!

  5. February 2, 2010 12:21 am

    Fist- I’d like to say, I will getting your journey to motherhood in my prayers and hope for a BIG FAT POSITIVE sooner rather than later for you. This is the only post I have read so far, but I am going to explore your blog and read more about your journey. Good luck with your McHealthy Monday’s (and honestly HEALTH should be what it is all about- not the pounds on the scale, because apparently even skinny people can be “fat” now adays- stupid body mass index, not that I am skinny).
    Again good luck in your health and in your baby-making.

    • February 2, 2010 12:22 am

      wow- big a** typo there… it should read “I will keep your journey to motherhood…”

  6. February 2, 2010 4:55 pm

    You know, I actually really like the idea of McHealthy Mondays. The McFatty Mondays isn’t really something I can take part in because I’m decidedly not fat, quite the opposite actually (I know, all kinds of hatred are coming my way now but bare with me).

    Food is an issue for me, and for pretty much ALL of my life I have been underweight (no it is actually NOT healthy to be fifteen, 5’5″ and 93lbs). It’s becoming a pretty big issue now because even though I require 2,000 calories a day to maintain a healthy weight (I’m still 5’5″ and just about 115, PS) and to have enough energy to get through school/work/life it’s REALLY HARD!!! Food just becomes so unappealing when it’s being shoved into my face.

    However a McHealthy Monday might be a good idea. A regular check in to make sure that I’m eating enough and getting enough exercise to keep my appetite up. Thanks for the brilliant idea!

  7. Jenny permalink*
    February 2, 2010 5:13 pm

    McHealthy Monday is McFatty Monday’s nerdy little sister – not as funny and not as popular, but she’s a pretty good egg on her own. 😛

    Whether it’s McFatty or McHealthy, the community Blair has rounded up is destined for success.

    Three cheers for a healthy 2010!

  8. Louise (mom) permalink
    February 3, 2010 8:05 am

    Proud of you and your attitude. I really like McHealthy, more positive than McFatty! Keep up the positive attitude, Love, Mom

  9. February 3, 2010 7:42 pm

    Hey. I’m new to your blog. Found on h2b. Just wanted to say I love this post and ur blog rocks. Infertility is such a lonely battle, and though I’m not trying right now a doc told me they don’t think I can hve kids. I have several friends who are struggling to get pregnant too. I’m definitely pointing them this way. Keep up the great work.

    • Jenny permalink*
      February 3, 2010 11:24 pm

      You are too sweet. Thank you! I hate that we’ve made this connection through infertility, but I’m glad to be here for that connection, nonetheless. It’s an amazing, bittersweet feeling to know there are so many going through the bullshit, too.

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