PCOS Princess Goes Paleo

For starters, I am totally not a princess. No idea why I even selected this name for my blog other than I’m a sucker for a catchy alliteration. In fact, I’m a pretty down-to-earth 40 year old married mother of 3 struggling with my weight and PCOS. I’ve decided to make some dietary changes to feel better and improve my overall health. This blog will chronicle my journey.i have pcos

One thing I should mention is that this will not be a blog about infertility. I have 3 fantastic children- all blessing through adoption. I made peace with my infertility a long, long time ago, in my early 20s. I never wanted to put myself through the stress, anxiety and disappointment of invasive fertility treatments, and my husband agreed. So, although we never prevented pregnancy, in 17+ years of marriage I have never conceived. And I’m ok with that. Really, I am.

What is blog WILL contain is Paleo-friendly recipes, backyard chicken keeping (yes, we have chickens in the middle of the suburbs!), and my rants and raves about trying to get healthy.

Of course, I don’t pretend to be a medical or dietary expert by any means. Take whatever I say and do your own research. I am still learning too.

 

 

First Meal- Am I Healthy Yet?

Don’t worry, I’m not going to post a picture of every single meal I eat, but I thought my first meal would be a noteworthy occasion- especially since I have no freakin’ clue what I’m doing.

Truthfully, finding foods I can eat and afford seems a but daunting to me. I have a feeling the key will be having enough fresh fruit and veggies (emphasis on the veggies) hand for when I get hangry, and planning meals far in advance.

first meal

Here it is: 2 eggs scrambled, seasoned with only pepper (slightly overcooked- whoops), 3 strips of bacon & green beans with a tad of butter. No salt. And none of the stuff I might have normally eaten like bagel, egg & cheese sandwich, English muffin, cereal, banana bread, etc.

I know the bacon is arguably not authenticly Paleo, but in the absence of a lean pork chop, I went with it.