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I have PCOS

Monday, December 09, 2013

Hey guys. I've been in and out for quite sometime for a number of reasons but my recent discovery has pushed me back into the weight loss realm.

What's going on....

Well, it turns out I have PCOS. Hubby and I have been actively trying to get pregnant for a few months now and with no luck. I was pretty much doing everything possible from temp tracking to cervical mucous tracking to peeing on an ovalution stick every single day. Honestly, I was so sick of tracking things I thought I was going to scream. It wasn't until I missed a period for another 60 days that i called my OB/GYN and talked to him. He had me do some blood tests and my levels came back a few points above normal as well as my weight gain over the years. After further discussions I was diagnosed with PCOS.

I have to admit that I feel a little relieved to finally have an idea about what's going on with me but at the same I am feeling a little discouraged. How have I managed to hold on to this weight for so long? I really need to be about 40 pounds lighter than what I am, realistically, but I'm giving myself short term goals to get there.

My husband and I had a great sit down and we came up with a weight loss game plan. I told him that I could not do this alone and he agreed that I won't. So, here are today on our way to 30-40 weight loss with a baby waiting at the end.

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GEORGE815 12/11/2013 4:23PM

    Good luck, Nice to hear from you again.

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MONIQUE1908 12/11/2013 1:02PM

    @canes4ever23 - thanksf for the insight. i know it will be a challenge but once i lose some weight, I have a feeling things will completely turn around for me. and if they don't then we'll just cross that bridge when we get to it.

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CANES4EVER63 12/9/2013 11:51PM

    Every case of PCOS is different. I have a minor case of it, I believe. Just the excess facial hair, minor thyroid issues, and of course, the extreme irregularity. I went on the pill (not metformin) and haven't had a problem sense. However, I know that if/when I try to become pregnant, it will be difficult. Yet self diagnosing myself when I was 14 years old (and c'mon, which 14 year old is in a "must get pregnant" mindset?) has definitely shaped my point of view on the whole trying to get pregnant thing. I know it'll be hard, but I've come to accept that.

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MONIQUE1908 12/9/2013 2:46PM

    @freedomseeker83 - It's good to find a kindred spirit in all of this. Let's team up and keep each other encouraged!

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FREEDOMSEEKER83 12/9/2013 2:15PM

    That is a great plan. I also found out I had PCOS and looking to loss weight so I can have a baby. We can do this.

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MLEHTO 12/9/2013 2:14PM

    PCOS is not fun and very likely has something to do with your weight gain. I have a friend who has it and it is frustrating.


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