anybody here with PCOS?

  • 2925 days ago

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    littleladyme Level 4
    Hey ladies. I've been struggling for years to lose weight with PCOS. I'm currently on weight watchers as well as checking out this nifty new website. Wondered if anyone had any weight loss stories having dealt with the syndrome!

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  • 2925 days ago

    i'm also a pcos-sufferer -- would love to hear others' stories!

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  • 2918 days ago

    I'm a PCOS sufferer too. I've been having a hard time kicking any weight off - but lifting weights definitely gave me more muscle tone. If I can keep lifting AND cut down on food portions, I think that will help.

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  • 2918 days ago

    I am a PCOS sufferer. Actual this sites nutrition log is helping.

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  • 2918 days ago

    I am a PCOS sufferer. Actual this sites nutrition log is helping.

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  • 2916 days ago

    Yes, other PCOS people to talk to! :)
    My story goes like this: am in my late 20s now, always struggled with my weight and self-confidence. When I was in my teens, I had the added burden of dark facial hair (oh joy) and on parts of my body. My cravings for chocolate were unbelievable. Living on a small island area, the kids weren't so nice about it.
    At 19, I was 238lbs (17stone). At 22, I was around the same weight, but decided to do something about it. At 23, I was 168lbs. The facial hair was better, most of the symptoms were better. My doctors were so proud of me. It stayed like this for about 18months.
    After a tough breakup (loved the guy), the weight started piling up again...
    Now, at 29 I'm currently 279lbs. I ordered takeaways whenever I felt like it, ate 1huge bar of chocolate most days, didnt eat proper meals. This is ALL going to change! :)
    After one week of SK, I lost 5lbs. I have gone on a walk every day. I am here to stay girls! I will enjoy my tiny bit of chocolate every night, but I will beat this. We will beat this!

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  • 2914 days ago

    I've got POCS and Insulin Resistance. I'd LOVE to hear how other women are handling it day-to-day.

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  • 2899 days ago

    I also had PCOS and was Insulin Resistance. One way I decided to lose weight and it did help is I was on what I call "The Lean Cuisine" diet. I had a Lean Cuisine (Or Smart Ones) for lunch and dinner and had Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast. Since I had other health issues I could not work out like I should have, so I went to GNC and got the Vita Paks vitamins. I lost 20 pounds doing this.
    Since then I have had a hysterectomy so I no longer have to worry about it but I still have the cravings that were started with those problems.
    Any know of any good ways to curb sugar/alcohol cravings? I sit in front of a computer at work and I need something to help with those on the days I am bored...

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  • 2776 days ago

    Hi ladies,

    I am new on slimkicker and I'm so happy to have found this group. I was 'diagnosed' with PCOS last year, but I know I have had this syndrome since I was a teen. I have most of the lovely symptoms too, such as excessive hair growth, stubborn fat, insulin resistance, crazy cravings, moos swings, infertility, insomnia, and the list goes on.

    I was put on 500mg metformin in January, and I started eating paleo in May. Since going grain, sugar and dairy free I feel a lot better but I am still not able to lose the 15ish pounds I need to be at a healthy place. I do crossfit 4-5 times a week and have to work like a crazy woman just to maintain my weight. Now I'm counting calories and hoping that it'll do the trick for me.

    So nice to meet you all :)

    Annika

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  • 2735 days ago

    Hi Ladies! I have lost 62 lbs so far and have another 111 ish pounds I would like to lose. Friend me if interested and check out my journey on my blog fatchicktofitchick.wordpress.com.

    I was having a 60+ day cycle and since losing weight my cycle has shortened to about a 42 day cycle. I have faith that once I get most of the weight off, most of my PCOS symptoms will be resolved.

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  • 2678 days ago

    I, too, have PCOS. Through a year of efforts to lose weight, I lost about 17 pounds. I got frustrated and gained a few back. My Dr. put me on metformin, which helped me drop about 7-8lbs with very little effort. I am currently trying to eat better, following the 90 day challenge over at bikinibodymommy.com, and using this site. It does seem to be helping, so lets hope it continues. I am desperate to get healthy and be able to get pregnant. I have also been going to the chiropractor and getting my sacrum adjusted b/c it always gets out of place. This too has seemed to help. I went from having a period for 40-75 days to having a 7-10 day period every other month. I'm hopeful that all of my current efforts will get me to a good place. I had no issues at all until I had my daughter who is now 5.
    Good Luck to all of you ladies! You are not alone! We can do this together and solve this stubborn PCOS issue!

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  • 2618 days ago

    hello ladies! i just realised that i am in the early stages of PCOS last october 2012 n my doctor told me that shedding few pounds will actually help me to control my PCOS before it gets worse. Well i am only 18 and i got a long way to go! phew

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  • 2603 days ago

    Hello! I too have PCOS. I was diagnosed with it in 2004 while trying to conceive a child- but knew I had it long before. The doctor put me on Metformin and boom I was preggo right away! I still suffered though from terrible menstrual cycles, weight gain, the hair thing, and always tired. I saw a naturalpath doctor (homeopath) and he was awesome! He said I was insulin resistant, which is what you are with PCOS, and told me the best way to get that to stop is to watch your sugars but to be gluten free. I went Gluten free and droped 25 pounds in about 2.5 months and the best was when I tried to conceive a child a second time, it happened on its own the first try!

    I am now following Dr. Furhman's Eat to Live plan and not having any gluten bread products. Dr. F recommends whole wheat but I cannot have that because it sends me into an allergic reaction but following the plan( it's on Amazon.com) has helped me shed 30 pounds in 3 months and I'm taking a magnesium supplement daily and also an adrenal gland pill called Adreset (by Metagenics) and it's given me my energy and stamina back and the weight loss isn't a problem. I'm also doing Turbo Jam the 20 minute workout, daily, and loving it!

    Good luck to you ladies! Once you quit the sugar thing, after a week or so, you get over it. It just stops being a craving and don't give in! You can do this!!! Hope I helped someone :)

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