Weight Loss: The Difference One Year Makes

Slow and steady wins the race.

I have a really difficult time losing weight due to PCOS. I need to work really, really hard at it and even when I am successful, the weight comes off very slowly. I was on Zoloft for my postpartum mood disorders with Baby Jo. It made me gain a lot of weight in a short amount of time. When I was finished with Zoloft in March 2014, I was at the heaviest weight of my life. Knowing how difficult it is for me to lose weight, I was discouraged. I took a before picture. I’m still mortified to post that here, but I’m going to do it because I know that there are probably many people who feel the way that I did. Discouraged, hopeless, ashamed.

Continue Reading...

Eating Right for PCOS

I’ve been doing a lot of Google searching about PCOS and the type of diet that is best for people with it.  By diet, I don’t necessarily mean a temporary way to eat to lose weight; I’m talking about diet as the lifestyle necessary for optimum health with this condition.  My goal is not only weight loss (though I am motivated by my doctor saying it’s “nearly impossible” for women with PCOS to lose weight), but optimum health because I want to give myself every advantage against the fertility difficulties that can result from this condition.  I want more babies, yo! 😉

Continue Reading...

One Year Ago Today I Found Out I Was Pregnant

It was one year ago today that I woke up at 6am and decided to take a pregnancy test.  I was about to join a boot camp fitness team with three other grad students.  I hadn’t been feeling quite right and my period was late (although with PCOS, the latter part was not abnormal), so I thought I would make sure that I wasn’t pregnant before I spent $75 on boot camp.

Continue Reading...