Hey ladies. I didn't really introduce myself in the introduction forum, but I'm new to SparkPeople and glad to find a group of women just like me. :)
My name is Miranda, and I was diagnosed with PCOS about 4 years ago when I started gaining weight.
The hard part is that was my senior year in high school and when I started packing on the pounds, I also had to start wearing glasses, and my already low self esteem took a turn for the worse. (Not to mention this new black hair forming on my chin that I had to pluck to keep people from seeing. Ugh!)
Although, I was glad to have some answers, I didn't realize that this also meant my dreams of experiencing pregnancy and motherhood may have just come to a screeching halt.
So, highschoolers are so mean and while the rumors were forming that I was pregnant, I realized that this was going to be a lot harder than I thought.
Anyone out there been in any of these humiliating situations?
-"Hey, how have you been?" (staring at your growing stomach, waiting on you to say, "I'm pregnant." and you're not.)
ME: Pretty good.. my husband and I are trying to have kids but it hasn't worked for us yet. (Just to go ahead and get that out of the way, to avoid any further embarassment.)
-"I heard you were having a baby!"
ME: Umm, not yet. (face turns red... go home crying)
-"When are you due?"
I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've been talked about, approached, assumed to have been pregnant. And what these people will never understand is how humiliating and depressing it is to want to be pregnant and then they throw the double wammy in my face. 1) I "can't" have kids, in which I pray for the miracle everyday! 2) If I were pregnant, I wouldn't so much look fat. But you just reminded me that I'm not pregnant, and I look pregnant, but since I'm not.. I'm fat!
Anyone ever had these situations... how did you handle it?
| current weight: 140.8