Confession #1 - I have to shave my face every single day. I have hirsutism, which is a symptom of my PCOS - "polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common identifiable cause of hirsutism". Man, I hate PCOS!! The fact that I have to shave, like a man, every day is humiliating, but I have to do it - if I didn't I would be sporting a mustache and beard. It's hard to feel like a woman when by mid day I have a 5 o'clock shadow going. I hate when anyone gets too close to me because I don't want them looking at my face because when your close enough it's clear to see that I shave. I've tried to let the hair grow long enough to wax, but it's so coarse I couldn't even wax it off. My doctor wanted to prescribe Vaniqa cream to slow the growth, but the small tube of cream is almost $200/ month - out of pocket. And laser treatments would cost even more than that, so I'm stuck with shaving. So, why am I sharing this information about myself? Well, this blog is about my struggles w/ obesity, and I want to be honest about every struggle I face, so, yea, some of my confessions may be a little too much information for some of you, but it's my blog and I'll say what I want to!! Did that sound childish? Well....too bad! It's my blog, and I'll be childish if I want to!! :-)
So far, today, I've done the 30 Day Shred, and I walked 1 mile on my treadmill. Tonight, when it gets dark, I will attempt the run 2 miles! Wish me luck!
Update: I forgot to mention that I weighed myself this morning - 224! My last weigh-in number was 226, so I managed to lose 2 pounds while I was away at our cabin for 9 days! Yay!