PCOS is different for everyone, I've never dun the BCP deal never saw a need for it
I would also work out 4 hours a day at the gym 7 days a week and not see any weight loss what so ever (yet I'd be burning 10,000 cals plus a week and eating upwards of 3,000 a day to sustain the burn - I did louse weight yes, but it was replaced with muscle since muscle weights the same as fat does pound per pound, muscle just takes up less space in the body so I didn't notice the weight loss but I did notice the inches loss.
Anyhow, I can't say how any cals you should be eating, that is between you and your dietitian who is helping you work with your condition (at least I would think you have a dietitian who is helping you, if not might be a good idea to see one). I know my ex dietitian helped me get on track when it came to the weight lifting and working out (she was a body builder and diabetic, so helped in that area - but she's an ex because she signed off on me needing to see her).
Depending on how much you do burn a Week SP will give you a range to follow for eating in general (I don't follow the range, but its close enough to what my ex dietitian set for me that I'm good with what's on offer in general.
Best I can say is measure yourself, the scale might not be your friend in general the to me the tape measure is.
I also do not worry about weight loss in general, to me as long as the scale doesn't go up its all good in my books - I rather stay the same weight then gain, a loss to me is a bonus.
Edited by: NYXWOLFWALKER at: 10/18/2010 (01:55)
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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
| Pounds lost: 51.1