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I have lost 20 lb since Jan. It has been slow- I'm doing South beach diet and the complex carbs has really helped decrease my hunger and lose weight. Anne
I am the probably the lone person in this group for whom it is relatively "easy" to lose weight.
Not that it's not hard work, It just seems to happen much faster for me than the majority of people with PCOS. (My main weight problem seems to be that I gain it superfast)
When I lost 80+ pounds 2 years ago (before I knew I had PCOS), I did it through frequent exercise, and reducing my calories. In trying to eat healthier, I gave up most junk/fast food (all those processed carbs), and switched to multi-grain on everything else (whole-grain breads, pastas, and brown rice).
So I think that really helped my Insulin Resistance, even though I didn't know about it at the time.
What I DO know is that whether you have PCOS/IR or not, what really makes you successful is getting back on the horse when you fall off. Ultimately, if you have more "good" days than "bad" days, you are moving in the right direction, and eventually you healthy, inches, and weight will reflect that.
Hang in there. It is SLOOOOOOW with PCOS. It has taken me all year to lose about 16 lbs. I used to be able to lose easier. The hardest thing for me is finding a healthy balance of carbs... I know my body doesn't process them well, but I know I need them. I've been trying to get the majority of my carbs from fruit, followed by whole grains. Hopefully that will help. Just keep going. If you are in physical pain, you need to find the reason first. Best of luck, you can do it... it won't be easy, but you CAN do it :)
* Stay within Nutrition limits for month of June
*Lose 16 more lbs by July 17th
*Additional 8 lbs by August 21st
*Additional 12 lbs by October 29th
*Hit goal for good by end of 2009
Its taken me since 2003 to drop my weight ... i've not changed my eating habits or working out habits .. just an injection of hormones and for me that is what it took to start my body letting the weight go
Though since my hyster have droped 10 pounds and am off the homones and have been for a month now so am hoping that things are settling down for me.
you can get teh weight of you just have to find what will work for you to get it off and keep it off.
Cals Burned for 6 years = 2,359,000
6 years Deficit Total = 1,729,800
Should have lost: 250 to 495 pounds
Actual loss = 139 lbs and 50 inches from core
With PCOS it will always be slow. I have spinal stenosis which causes the vertebrate to push on the spine so I understand being in constant pain. Keep up the exercise because we need it to lose weight. Try switching to water jogging, water aerobics and such. No pressure on the joints and lots of benefits like increased resistance. I swim so I don't hurt as much. Keep plugging along it will happen.
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If you are in phyical pain and have given your body enough chance to heal, I would suggest seeing your doctor or seeing if you can find another workout to do that won't put you in as much pain. Pain is not a good sign. Maybe some calcium will help. I started taking calcium pills after continuously pulling muscles in my shoulders and it seems to have really helped. For me, my weight loss has been slow. I don't fall of the wagon very often either. One week, I'll lose a pound or two and then I'll go a week or two without my weight moving. So, to lose 30 pounds (about), it has taken me about six monthes. My inches have changed a lot though. Four inches in my waist and also in my hips. Other inches in my arms, legs, etc. So, just hang in there and do the best you can. You'll see results.
"Obstacles are mental. Defeat the mind and you will conquer the body."-Beks
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I'm right now at a point of being in so much pain, that I don't know if I need to stop exercising and focus on the nutrition point first lose some and then incorporate fitness. I'm so lost. But I could use some motivation here. Have any of you had any success with weight loss, was it fast or so slow it took forever. Please help!
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