First Family photo- 1/20/08
My Hubby and Me 2/2005
First Night Home
I have struggled with my weight since I was about 10 years old. I would always gain a significant amount of weight then in no time I would lose the weight I gained and more. Just within the last 2 years I kept gaining weight without losing any for no apparent reason. Shortly after I was diagnosed with PCOS.
That diagnosis lead me to my ultimate goal, which is to improve my overall health, and to gain control over the PCOS, so that I will be healthier and my honey and I can finally start our family.
For those of you that unfamiliar with PCOS. PCOS stand for, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
"PCOS is a health problem that can affect a womanís menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, heart, blood vessels, and appearance. Women with PCOS have these characteristics:high levels of male hormones,also called androgens,an irregular or no menstrual cycle, may or may not have many small cysts in their ovaries. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs.
PCOS is the most common hormonal reproductive problem in women of childbearing age. An estimated five to 10 percent of women of childbearing age have PCOS. Many women with PCOS have a weight problem. So researchers are looking at the relationship between PCOS and the bodyís ability to make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the change of sugar, starches, and other food into energy for the bodyís use or for storage. Since some women with PCOS make too much insulin, itís possible that the ovaries react by making too many male hormones, called androgens. This can lead to acne, excessive hair growth, weight gain, and ovulation problems.In women with PCOS, the ovary doesn't make all of the hormones it needs for any of the eggs to fully mature. They may start to grow and accumulate fluid. But no one egg becomes large enough. Instead, some may remain as cysts. Since no egg matures or is released, ovulation does not occur and the hormone progesterone is not made. Without progesterone, a womanís menstrual cycle is irregular or absent. Also, the cysts produce male hormones, which continue to prevent ovulation."
All the above information can be found at the following link
To get down to a healthy weight. To make a major lifestyle change that I can actually live with. To gain control over PCOS, by changing my eating habits, and exercising.
As far as my diet, I plan to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, watch my calorie in take 1200-1550 per day, 135-252g of carbs per day, 27-60g of fat. I am also cutting out sweets and fast food.
I plan to stay active by getting plenty of exercise, doing 15 mins of jogging per day, 90 mins of cardio weekly. (as of 9/14/06)
I now have a customized workout routine that I am following 3-4 times a week, along with walking daily. (as of 10/25/06)
When I get down to a healthy weight, and get the PCOS in check my honey and I will start planning for a family.
Update: I am a new mommy! My husband and I had our baby girl on 12/6/07.
My name is Naomi, but everyone calls me Nay or Missy, I combined them both to get Missnay! I am 24 years old. I love all music, I enjoy singing and dancing. I love to read african-american novels (some of my fav authors are Zane, Omar Tyree, E. Lynn Harris), I love to write and play computer games like The Sims. I also love cooking and shopping, but shopping hasn''t been too much fun lately with all these extra pounds. I am currently a real estate student, and working on opening my own company.
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Hey Girlie, I'm still hanging in there. I was thinking about you the other day, when I was going through my friends list. I hope all is well with you and your family.
2048 days ago
Hey there, I just wanted to stop by and invited you to join my brand new SparkTeam. It is called No Topic Off Limits and I plan for it to be a very active and diverse group to not only talk about weight loss but ANYTHING else under the sun. It would be great to have you there! Just copy and paste the link if you are interested. If not at least check it out before you turn me down ;)
2722 days ago
Yes that litle1 is cute
Hope u get the chance to make your other goals come true of getting back down to the size u want.
3034 days ago
Hi, Naomi! I hope everything's going well with you. Your baby is so cute! :)
3048 days ago
YES i AM WITH YOU.
3064 days ago