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1/21/08 4:17 P

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You can also go to the "Community" page and browse all public food and exercise logs. Check out Jenna2007Canada for inspiration!

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SCHLEESKI Posts: 29
1/21/08 2:44 P

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Thanks for your support. I will check out your diet and exercise plan!

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SCHNOOGLES's Photo SCHNOOGLES Posts: 3,045
1/21/08 1:22 P

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Congrats on the weight loss! I've heard really good things about Slim in 6 from other members. I use the Momentum fitness system myself.

I've followed every diet on the planet except Atkins. (I'm vegetarian, so that one is definitely out.) None of them have worked for me. My eating plan is merely to stay within my calorie range, limit processed foods, and limit refined sugar. I try to eat low-glycemic carbs when possible. My food and exercise logs are public if you want any ideas.

Hang in there! I have found that the less sugar I eat, the less sugar I crave. It's hard to kick it at first, but it does get easier.

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SCHLEESKI Posts: 29
1/19/08 10:19 P

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Thanks for your support! I did measure myself (boy was that hard!). I have lost some weight since that post. It is so nice to see the scale move! I am doing cardio and I bought the program Slim in 6. I watched the infomercial enough times to finally convince myself. It seems to be working.

What diet do you follow? I have a hard time with all the wheat stuff. I am trying to cut my carbs without completely denying myself because I have a tendency to binge that way.

Thanks again for your help!

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SCHNOOGLES's Photo SCHNOOGLES Posts: 3,045
1/12/08 3:56 P

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Oh, I wish I had a magic answer for you on that one...

I've had the best results talking to doctors when I take printouts of my food and exercise logs with me to the visit. Some doctors clearly didn't believe me, but others really listened. I hate to say it, but they probably won't be concerned that you have been on this plan working so hard for a week and haven't lost an ounce. It sucks. I know. You'd like to see some results from all your hard work. Sometimes our bodies just don't cooperate. Even non-PCOS patients have that problem. Possibly with two weeks, or better yet, a month's worth of data, your doctor might be more likely to listen. The more armed you are with information, the better.

Another suggestion: have you tried measuring yourself? Perhaps you're losing fat, but gaining muscle.

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SCHLEESKI Posts: 29
1/11/08 9:55 P

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Thank you! I am doing a fairly rigorous work out now. I started last Friday and haven't seen even an ounce of a difference on the scale. I know I need to give it time but there have been times with this syndrome that I can't lose weight no matter what. How much time do you think I should give it before I go back and demand that my doctor do something? It is so frustrating! Thanks!

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1/10/08 6:25 P

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Oh, I have totally had that problem! Keep pushing the doctors until you have the answers you are comfortable with. It is possible to lose weight with PCOS! I have done it before.

Then my thyroid went to heck, and the struggle began again. :)

Fortunately, we PCOS-ers are fighters!

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SCHLEESKI Posts: 29
1/10/08 6:20 P

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Hello all. A few years ago I gained 50 pounds within 3 months. I went from a size 6/8 to a 14. I knew something was wrong but none of my doctors would listen to me. I even had one tell me I was just fat and to get used to my new body. Well, I was finally diagnosed and I have been struggling ever since. I used to work out like a fiend. I am starting again, but it so hard to work out and work out and see the scale stay the same. Does anyone else have that problem? It seems like nothing i do works. And I have recently added 8 pounds and feel desperate. I don't like being fat. And I really don't like how differently people treat me now that I'm not a skinny minnie.

Thanks!

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