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.

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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! ;)

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I’m Coming Down With Baby Fever…

Hubster and I are noticing how big our little baby is getting.  How do they grow so much, so quickly in their first year?!  He used to be only eight pounds, 22.75 inches long, and completely dependent on us.  He was so easy to hold and cuddle, and so very tiny.

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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.

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