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So I was recently diagnosed with PCOS. The doc said it was a really mild case very closely related to my weight fluctuation. She said drop some weight and things should go back to normal easily.
So I’ve been busting my butt for the last month and a half or so. I weighed in two days ago and I’ve lost 21 pounds!!! Hooray. Not only that I’ve lost 22.5 inches from head to toe!!!!!!!!
I really wanted to share because I’ve struggled with weight all my life. I recently gained about 30 pounds and I’m working to get back down and then some. 21 down 39 to go!!!
Post # 4
Awesome, congrats!!! May I ask how you did it? I just made a post a little while ago about the significant weight gain I’ve experienced, and would love to know what you did to make that happen 🙂
Post # 6
That is awesome!! Congrats! 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
That IS exciting! I’d love to know what you’ve been up to: I have PCOS and my weight loss has stalled big time – I need to lose around 30-40lbs to get healthy. Would love to hear some tips. 🙂
Post # 8
Holy cow! Thats awesome, congrats!
Post # 9
Thanks for the support. I feel so much better and I’m so happy with myself.
@MrsSl82be, @jaguar:The biggest thing is to start slow. For me it was so much easier to fail if I tried to do it all at once; eat less, exercise x number of times etc. So I started with exercising on my elliptical machine 2 times a week (I wasn’t active at all before). After I was committed to that, I began eating half of everything I used to eat. Instead of watching calories, I cut every single meal in half. I ate it about three times as slow as normal (I usually gulp everything down) and was surprised to find that I felt full afterwards. After a couple of weeks of this I just began serving myself less and portion control became a lot easier. After all of this became routine I added another day of cardio on the elliptical machine. Probably about 20-30 minutes each day. This was really hard for me at first, so I would do like three sets of 10 minutes, then 2 sets of 15 minutes, and now I’m able to go a full thirty without being overly exhausted. I’ve started a light strength training routine no more than twice a week. I’m planning on keeping it at this level for about a month until my body gets stronger, then add one day. The more muscle you build, the more fat you will burn. And I have completely cut out sugar (which has been the absolute hardest part by far)! For the last week I have not eaten anything that had sugar, or a form of sugar listed as an ingredient. Natural sugars are completely ok, but added sugars are a huge NO NO. I do not eat low-fat because you are usually trading the fat for extra sugar so that it still tastes good, which is just as inhibiting as high-fat foods. I have lots more pointers, but I don’t want this to be excruciatingly long (tho I suppose it may already be) =) so if anybody else has questions or wants more information feel free to pm me.