I was so excited to get back to running yesterday. I did 3.5 miles and it felt amazing!! It was pretty hot and humid out there and today it's supposed to be even worse...I'll definitely be wearing my hydration belt.
On a completely non-weight loss related note, my sister found out yesterday that she has Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). She's been trying to get pregnant for about a year now and when she went off her birth control, she wasn't getting her periods anymore. Anyways, long story but she wasn't ovulating and they are now doing a bunch of tests to figure out why she isn't ovulating. Yesterday during her ultrasound they found a "pearl necklace"--cysts on her ovaries in a big circle. She seemed upbeat yesterday when I talked to her...I think she's glad to finally know what exactly is wrong. They're still running more tests before they come up with a plan of how to get her pregnant. I was doing some reading yesterday about PCOS and since my sister has PCOS, I'm 50% more likely to have PCOS as well. Not that I'm trying to get pregnant at all right now and I'm not sure I even want kids but I want to at least have the option available to me if I do decide to have kids. Anyways, that's putting the cart miles ahead of the horse. PCOS is caused by hormone imbalances and women with PCOS tend to have a hard time losing weight. This makes me wonder about how hard it's been for me to lose weight over the last few months. I haven't been perfect eating and exercise wise but even when I'm near perfect, the weight seems to stick around. Another symptom of PCOS is depression and I had a flare up of my depression a few months ago. Definitely some concerns I'm going to bring up with my gyno in mid-August when I go in for my annual appointment.