Lets hope that this week is not so chaotic for me as last week. Here is an update:
Day 12 on Metformin, CD 21, 20 days w/o chocolate, caffeine, sugars (besides those that are naturally in fruits),and white flour. However - I went out to dinner on Friday and I had Linguine pasta w/Mussels. (the pasta was white pasta - I wanted it really bad- it was a better choice then something fried I think) Also, we went to the Renaissance Festival on Saturday and I had a bag of Cinnamon Almonds, Cashews and Pecans. I do not think of it as cheating, that would have a negative connotation and I do not want that. I chose to eat these knowing that my body and my brain are going to start getting along. I could have and used to eat a corndog and some type of loaded with calories dessert washed down with a coke or something of the like. But these past 20 days have taught me a thing or two. The most important is that I have will-power and I will use it against which ever entity refuses to cooperate and I will not be glutinous. This new mindset will make me more healthy and disciplined in the long run.
I have had a very good experience on Metformin. I am rather confused about this - everyone talks about how horrible the side effects are. Don't get me wrong, I recall the Wet/Dry vac scenario. But that is just 2 days out of 20. I am also confused on my weight issues. Keep in mind, I have stuck to a very strict plan for 20 days. I would have thought that by now, I would see a difference in the way clothes fit on me. I don't mean they should be falling off my boney frame, but they should feel looser or I should need to go up a belt notch. But I don't. Maybe in 10 more days, I will see something. I just always heard that if you cut out sodas and replace with waters, you will see a difference.
As far as ovulation - I don't believe it happened- I have not had any CM nor do I use a kit since the Dr said I don't ovulate. Those sticks are expensive. Especially, if you don't ovulate. They make you use about 20 sticks a month at $50 a box of 30. I decided that in 2 periods, I am going to start using the fertility monitor again. Just to see. That will be 3 cycles into the diet change. I would just like to see if that helped me any. I am not even sure I fully understand the CM thing being that I can honestly say that I have not experienced that in years - and by years I mean probably 10 years.
Anyone else know or know how to tell if Metformin is "working"?