This is my second blog.
I wasn’t very good at the first one. I figured it would be a great fit… I love baking, and, despite being an engineer, kind of like writing, too. (Unless you want me to be really creative. I am way too concise to be a creative writer. ) I especially love taking pictures of things I make.
Somehow, though, my heart wasn’t in it. The blog never became a priority, so after a few posts it fizzled out. In the end, I don’t think I felt that what I was doing was important enough to share. But that has all changed.
If you’ve been over to the “about” page, you know I have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS.) If you haven’t, you should go check it out. The blog name makes a lot more sense that way! When I was first diagnosed, I was overwhelmed. I guess I still am a lot of the time. So many web sites telling me what to do and what not to do. So many women struggling to find answers.
My life has been turned upside down, especially when it comes to diet. After several cases of questionable advice (did the doctor really think it was going to be helpful to tell a vegetarian to go on Atkins?), I finally received some nutritional guidance. It turns out I have a gluten intolerance. I may have Celiac, I don’t know, but I don’t care to go back on gluten to find out. Especially after a rather unfortunate episode of cross contamination that left me very, very uncomfortable. I may also be insulin resistant, but I know that I react poorly to sugars as well.
So my new diet is gluten-free, with an emphasis on reducing sugar and increasing protein. I also have added in animal proteins. I was never vegetarian for ethical reasons, I just hated meat. I still don’t like it. But apparently my adrenal glands need the support, so meat it is.
I also take a handful of supplements twice a day. And some hormone cream that makes my food want take up residence in my thighs.
There are still so many questions. I know that this is going to be a journey, and I don’t particularly want to go through it alone. I don’t think any woman does. So I want this to be a place where I share my journey: highs, lows, and just life.
There will, of course, be an emphasis on food. I still love baking and cooking and generally playing in the kitchen. I want to share some restaurants where I have been able to eat food without feeling like a diseased freak. But this time, I feel that my posts may be worthwhile, that seeing my journey may help someone else. I don’t think I will have the same problem I had before.
So, this is my second blog, but I think it will be around a lot longer than the first.