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9/2/13 8:40 A

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Thanks!
No big secrets really. I stock shelves at Walmart, so I stay pretty active at work. Running around non-stop! And then I started my vitamins. At 7am when I get home from work, I take two cranberry pills, a prenatal, a super b complex, and two cinnamon caps. At 8:30pm when I wake up fro work, I take two more cinnamon capsules. It's best to take the cinnamon with your two largest meals for the day. I also cut out sugar for the most part. On the days that I work, I don't have sugar and I am very strict about what I eat and drink. (Sobe Lifewater has become one of my favorites, and it's sugar free). But on my two days off a week, I can eat or drink whatever I want. Most of the time, without thinking, even on my days off I still keep to my working diet, but every now and then if I really want that icecream or that chocolate, or that really greasy cheeseburger, I can eat it and not feel so guilty about "breaking my diet". I reward myself twice a week for the other 5 days that I do good. My boyfriend and I both LOVE sweet tea, but he drinks a lot more of it than I do, so we compromised and instead of using ONLY sucralose in the tea, we do half sugar and half sucralose, so I can still drink it some and not feel guilty. I don't starve myself, I don't go hungry, I don't drink just water. There are other options out there. With PCOS, sugar is your worst enemy, but it's not the end of the world. I don't count calories or carbs. I don't pay attention to any of that. I watch my sugar, and just think "Is this bad for me, or good for me?" "Does the bad outweigh the good?" No secrets, but a lifestyle change.
Something else that I've done is, I've studied diabetics diets. Because of the insulin resistance that PCOS causes, a good diet is one similar to a diabetics.
For my birthday (in 2 weeks) my mother is making me a diabetic pineapple cheesecake! YUM! Lots of yummy options there!
Best of luck to you!! emoticon

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9/1/13 11:52 P

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Welcome to the team and congrats on the 17lb loss already. You need to share your secrets with me!
I've been diagnosed with PCOS for 5 years now, I'm trying to lose the weight and get healthy so I can be a mom, but so far I've had no luck conceiving for 3 years we've been trying now. I'm trying to get upset and stress out about it, but I'm already 33 and I'm afraid of my time running out.

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9/1/13 8:54 A

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Go Girl! Keep up the positive attitude.

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9/1/13 7:22 A

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Hi there! I'm Nicki and I'm 21, nearly 22. A few months ago I was correctly diagnosed with PCOS after thing for nearly 6 years that I had cervical cancer. (Stupid doctor misdiagnosed) So you can imagine the bittersweet moment when my new doctor said "You don't have cancer! (YAY!) But you have PCOS (What?)" and I was told that chances are that I have had it since I was about 11 or so. lol So after I spent a lot of time researching the syndrome, I realized that it actually made sense. I decided to diet. Not a fad diet or miracle pills either.
I cut sugar out of my diet about 95%, replacing it with sucralose, and I added vitamins to my diet. I am taking a super b-complex, a prenatal, two cranberry pills (to keep my system flushed), and 2000mg of cinnamon (2 pills twice a day). In 1 month, I have already lost 17lbs. I feel great and I am confident that I will reach my goal of 200, maybe not by February, but I will get there one day! I am not letting PCOS hold me back anymore!

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