Short answer: here but sick.
Long answer: all summer I was having what I thought were much worse fibromyalgia symptoms. Aches, pains, fatigue, unbelievable brain fog. Summer is always a difficult time for me, and I figured getting the kids back in school would help...it didn't. So one day I decided to look up how to lose weight when you have PCOS. You'll never guess what I found out: all of the symptoms I was having can be caused by the PCOS too.
In the past weeks I've been learning a ton about PCOS and about changes I need to make in order to get better. I won't lie, it's quite daunting. Adding supplements, changing my diet, exercising but only certain ways because the wrong exercise will make things worse, and trying to eat for the lowest possible glycemic load and seriously up my protein intake. After the turn of the year I'm going to try going gluten and dairy (except butter) free. Not looking forward to that. I live in Wisconsin. The Dairy State. This is like sacrilege! Not to mention that I love dairy products. I love milk, I love cheese. I LOOOOOOOOVE pizza!
Anyway, getting away from the depressing topics--that reminds me, my depression decided to beat up on me this fall as well--of my health and giving up delicious things to eat things I hate (and admittedly some foods I don't hate), let's talk about writing. Haven't been doing much of it. But I have a plan to get back on track, and the first project I'm going to conquer is my humor novel North Pole: Confidential.