Welcome to the team. I'm short too.. 4ft 11in. I have been struggling with my weight since childhood. At my highest weight 218 is around the time I was told I had PCOS... I think that was in 2007. I realized I did have some of the symptoms.. adult acne, facial hair(nothing that Sally Hansen hair remover cream can't take care of) and during that time I had one episode of a period that didn't end for a month. I became so weak. My doctor put me on the birth control pill which stopped the bleeding. I only took them the one cycle.. Luckily, my period went back to normal after that. I have been a yo-yo dieter since then. Every time I lose 30 lbs I'd gain it back because I'd go back to my old eating habits. I hope to keep it off this time. I whole heartedly believe a low carb diet helps me. I feel better and have less cramping during my period. I am more active and enjoy going to the gym and Zumba class. I had an ovarian cyst in 2011 and it dissolved on its own. I have a small uterine fibroid that doesn't bother me at all. My parent's are both diabetic and I refuse to let heredity get to me. I am in the clear of it. Another reason low carb works for me.
I have a 3 year old daughter she is my world and reason for waking up in the morning, I have been married for 4 years this past december. We both are overweight and when we got together we just became even more unhealthy because we just ate whatever we wanted im ashamed to say. My daughter loves fruits and veggies and i love vegging out with her. Since I was a very young teenager i had always had unwanted body and face hair i thought well my genes were hairy, wasnt until last week when i watched a special on pcos that i realized i have many of the symptoms. my doctor always said i couldnt have children but i have my daughter, i dont know if i have cysts but i know its very hard for me to lose weight and im hairy and i hate it, and as cliche as it sounds i hate the hair so much that i would eat to try and focus on something else but it became more difficult to focus on something else when every other day i have to shave my face!! then i had a bigger problem i was overweight im 5foot exactly and i weight 230 pounds i hate being fat, every month i tell my husband we are going to do this for sarah and for ourselves because i dont want to die and then that little monster in my mind that says mmmm icecream sounds great attacks me i have a horrible sweet tooth, but i feel i really have got to kill that monster and live a long healthy life monster your going down!!
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