YES!!! Still a battle every day!
I was so relieved to get diagnosed because I had a mess of symptoms that my previous doctor didn't connect. When I switched doctors, immediately he had me tested for it. I cried in his office because I FINALLY had an answer to SO many things!
It's been a difficult road. It still is every day. You don't have a choice but to make the right choices. I am WAY overweight and I want to live a long healthy life. I was fortunately able to conceive after 5 years of trying without losing weight. Some people have been fortunate that their body almost resets after giving birth, but I was not that lucky. I lost a lot of weight being pregnant (that was so exciting!) and I want that excitement in my life again!
Take hold of your life and be encouraged! You can still live your life and have PCOS!
Two things I've learned/in the process of learning:
1. PROTEIN!!! LOTS OF IT!!! I'm told that you need to eat 2-3 times more than the average person of it. But don't forget to balance that out with some veggies. (I eat 7 mini meals a day to accomplish this. It takes dedication.)
2. NO SUGAR!!! I love me some sugar, don't get me wrong. Chocolate is my downfall. I have been able to find some protein powders that have 0g of sugar that are chocolate (my current one tastes like melted rocky road ice cream YUMMY!). Try using cinnamon instead. It really cuts back your cravings. If you MUST have sugar, pick up some stevia sugar packets. They are better for you than substitute sugars.
I hope this helps. Feel free to PM me any time for encouragement or other tips I've learned.
Good luck! Stay Strong!
| Pounds lost: 13.8