Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I may have won the debate

So Adam has been very nervous about me training for long distance races. He has been scared I will drop too much weight and become unhealthy (too skinny). While I am a slim person, I have never been underweight according the CDC's BMI calculator. \

Ok, some back story. Adam and I had trouble conceiving little Hope, and my first ob/gyn said I was underweight (which I wasn't). She told me to gain weight and limit my exercise. I did that and we still didn't get pregnant. After a slew of tests, we found out that I had non-traditional form of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Luckily, we did end up getting pregnant, but in Adam's eyes, he feels like the weight had something to do with it.

So now, with all my training that I am doing, Adam is freaking out that I will drop too much weight and become unhealthy (can someone tell him running 20 miles a week is not hard core). I told him when I was training for half marathon before, I didn't lose any weight. It was difficult to maintain my weight. When I was running and training that much, my body's appetite just increased and I had to eat more. I was starving.

Well I saw this article on Monday and if Adam buys it, then I will have won the debate. It's an interesting so I thought I would share. Feel free to post a comment on your thoughts of the article.


  1. Although, I do not have PCOS, I have had to gain weight and get my hormones up to a normal level trying to conceive. My husbamd is the same way about worrying. Even if he irritates me about running too much, I know it is for the bigger picture. It is becayse he loves me and wants me to be healthy first and foremost. It seems to me that that is what your husband is saying.
    On the other hand, I think you are doing great and doing something you love! Keep it up!

  2. Good luck ferrellslove. I hope your TTC journey is a short one.