I was diagnosed with PCOS + hyperinsulinemia two years ago (but doc thinks I've had it since I was a teenager). I tried every trick in the book to lose weigh - mostly quick fixes. But it was only this year when I really decided to change my lifestyle that things started looking up for me.
It can be tough, but it can be done - and it DOESN'T HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE. Like they say, WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WAY. It's easy to sometimes want to blame other people and find excuses, but if you can't get professional help right now, then why not get out a pen and paper or start a blog entry and really think about all these excuses and rationalizations you have and maybe you'll see what's stopping you from really being the FABULOUS, FIT, FANTASTIC person you ARE INSIDE RIGHT NOW. :)
I find that getting the RIGHT information and finding out more about PCOS and what you do to treat it is one of your best tools - knowledge and research, baby! There are so many books in the libraries, websites online, support groups like this team and more. It's a lot of info, but when you sort out the true from the wonky stuff, you'll feel so much more confident. For example, that burger vs egg thing... I'm not so sure about that. I eat eggs everyday and my heart is fine - of course there's a more technical explanation for that, but I won't get into that here.
I think it's also really CRUCIAL that you find a diet and fitness plan that works for YOU. Ideally, you'd be eating whole foods, stay away from the processed stuff and try to consume more low GI food. And I know you've got your challenges for this, but I'm sure if you talked it out with your family or took some responsibility for your own nutrition (eg did your own grocery shopping, opt NOT to eat the nasty stuff and prepare a salad for yourself instead), you'll feel so much better about having control in your life.
I wish you the best of luck. And there are people here who are so ready and willing to help you out, so just holla! Take care.
Edited by: QUEENMINA at: 4/1/2011 (07:54)
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