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Finding out after 4 years of struggling with having a healthy monthly finally brought my doctor to a conclusion of PCOS (Polycystic Ovaries) which could leave me infertile and babyless in the future so I am stepping up now to make me healthier so I can have my babies.

Trying now like ever. I need and want to do this for myself and no one else. I want to be able to look in the mirror and feel good about myself. Tired of avoiding mirrors and cameras as much as possible.
Finding out after 4 years of struggling with having a healthy monthly finally brought my doctor to a conclusion of PCOS (Polycystic Ovaries) which could leave me infertile and babyless in the future so I am stepping up now to make me healthier so I can have my babies.

Trying now like ever. I need and want to do this for myself and no one else. I want to be able to look in the mirror and feel good about myself. Tired of avoiding mirrors and cameras as much as possible.




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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 1,235

Fitness Minutes: 563

My Goals:
To lose about 50 or so pounds to then be able to start trying to have a baby

Mini Goal #1- 192lbs
Reward: New Book

Mini Goal #2- 182lbs
Reward: $150 in new clothes

Mini Goal #3- 175lbs
Reward: Undecided

Mini Goal #4- 170lbs
Reward: New Book

Mini Goal #5- 160lbs
Reward: Clothes

Mini Goal #6- 154lbs
Reward: 3 pairs of shoes

Mini Goal #7- 144lbs
Reward: New Jewelry

Mini Goal #8- 134lbs
Reward: Tattoo

Final Goal- 130lbs
Reward: Full new wardrobe

My Program:
I am learning how to eat healthy; even on the run and trying to fit exercise into my day even if it means parking farther from the store.

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MSBRIGHTSIDE13
10/29/2009 8:53:00 AM

Hey... I added you awhile back, but i kinda quit around then. My depression basically took over and i gained weight and all... but i'm ready to fight again and i was wondering if you still wanted to work together on it? hope lifes treating you ok too
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YRLITTLECHAMP
9/25/2009 12:29:16 AM

That's great your blood sugar levels are normal! Mine wasn't when I was first diagnosed, but it's stabilized with medication and better eating habits. The BC medicine I take, Aviane (and I'm sure the diet changes too) helped me lose most of the acne... I am sure that the laser hair removal on my face had a lot to do with it as well. I had high testosterone levels which contributed to the facial hair, and hair everywhere else... not cool! Once I had the hair removed on my face, $1200 later, I felt like a brand new person and my confidence finally came through. It was really bad- covered my chin, upper lip, sides of my face, and even my neck- definitely male hair growth, and dark, at that. Had it since age 13, had it removed at 26.

I was officially diagnosed around 22 years old. I am 28 now. It gets better, but it definitely takes a lot of work, trial and error, and just generally taking care of yourself, like you said. Then again, I think diet and exercise cures most things that people are very quick to take prescriptions for.

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YRLITTLECHAMP
9/23/2009 12:43:24 AM

Sounds like you've had good luck so far. Congrats on the weight you've lost so far! I have a lot of blood sugar problems- hypoglycemia and insulin resistance (pre-diabetic) because of PCOS. That's the worst for me, and so I take 2000 mg of Metformin ER in order to prevent the actual onset of Diabetes. It helps a lot- I was a sugar queen! I could easily eat a whole container of ice cream, loads of brownies, and always always craved it. I rarely crave sugar now. Have you had any blood sugar problems? I was on Spironolactone which helped with the water retention. I take a low dose birth control (Aviane) to regulate my hormones because I have high testosterone levels. I haven't been tested in awhile though. But my doctor recently told me that I could jump off the Spironolactone since it pretty much does what the BC pills do. I'm not trying to conceive, so having PCOS is a little different for me. Most women I talk to are trying to have children. I recently started taking Chromium and Calcium/Zinc/Magnesium, as these are supposed to be beneficial for PCOS as well. Something natural you could look into. If you have bad PMS, you can also take Vitamin D. :)



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YRLITTLECHAMP
9/21/2009 2:43:19 PM

I saw that you have PCOS, and i do as well, so I thought I'd add you! I've been struggling with it for awhile, but take medication. I want to get past this crave and desire for sugar! It's a lot better than it used to be, but making healthy choices has been the challenge- and taken time... good luck to you, it's nice meeting others that also have PCOS!



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XOXMCCUNIEXOX
9/9/2009 1:42:48 AM

Hi. I just wanted to drop you a line. I was diagnosed with PCOS 13 years ago. And I'm only 25. It wasn't as scary back then, but now the reality is starting to sink in. Anyways...drop me a line if you need someone to talk to. emoticon



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