Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I have a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I wish there was more information about it that could be helpful. My Dr. said "I don't know how to help you lose weight....good luck!" I've had suggestions from diet pills to gastric bypass to the Dukan Diet. I've tried so many things throughout my life and I'm sick of it.
Women with PCOS are something like 40% more likely to have a heart condition then normal people. They're also prone to endometrial cancer and Metabolic Syndrome. With all of these "threats" and things in my future, you'd think it'd be easier to stay on track! Not so much....
PCOS also causes infertility, depression/anxiety, weight gain, etc. It's very stressful and can make life very difficult. Some of us eat a lot to make up for that stress and others of us "Can eat a carrot and gain a pound" (my Dr. said that too).
It's hard. It's frustrating. But it's real. I know I have it, I need to stop denying it. But I also don't need it to be a crutch and I need to fight this thing to the end!!!