Yesterday, I finally shared my post on the supplements I was taking to deal with insulin resistance and weight loss. Since that post was originally written in 2013 and so much as happened since then, I’m going to fill you in here.
In May 2013, I got the wake up call that being pregnant relieved so many health issues I had (read what happened, here.) and that I would have to work really hard to recreate the optimum body conditions to get healthy when I wasn’t pregnant.
I got back on my “diabetic diet“, started taking the supplements my doctor recommended and got myself moving.
Then nothing happened. Like nothing. Not even 1 pound lost. In fact, I was struggling not to gain weight. A frustrating year went by and it was around spring 2014 that I went to see my doctor and make some changes. We tested my basal body temperature among other things and found that my metabolism was non existent, my thyroid wasn’t functioning right, my adrenals were still under a lot of stress, I was not producing normal amounts of hormones around my cycle, and I was pre-PCOS along with being pre-diabetic and insulin resistant. All of which are interconnected!
So I went on the following supplements:
MitoMatrix for metabolism
Chromium for blod sugar regulation
T100 for thyroid support and consequently insulin resistance
B-Complex for a host of things
OvaBlend for balancing hormones
Chaste Tree for hormones
ADR Px Balance – for adrenal support. I need this one so bad! Can’t function without it.
ThryoCare – thyroid support
D3 – depression
Calcium-Magensium – improved muscle recovery and sleep
Along with the supplements my doctor stressed working out consistently. So I started working out a few times a week, signed up and mostly walked a 5K at the end of May and started lifting weights.
I lost about 12lbs from May to October of 2014. That’s about 2lbs a month. If I ever missed one of my supplements especially the T100, my weight would fluctuate wildly. I was white knuckling it through this stage. It felt like even a slight change from my normal would mean wild weight gain. I was scared. For the amount of effort I felt like I was putting out, it seemed very frustrating to only be losing a couple pounds a month. I was running on the treadmill, pushing myself hard in my body weight workouts and getting injured. It was very disheartening.
So I went to see my doctor in October and that’s when Phase 1 of Operation: Weight Off finally began. Stay tuned to hear what happened next in my journey.