It's been awhile since I have posted... main reason, I have been in California visiting family.
I have also been very busy with Only Prettier. We just launched our fall/ winter line and Halloween Pretties!!
Plus, I have been struggling a bit.
I have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). While I don't have an extreme case... I do have some symptoms. Mainly, WEIGHT ISSUES.
I love who I am. I would change anything about myself... however, I wish I could be a size 4/6 again. I wish I was thin. I wish I didn't have to worry about weight and things I put in my mouth. I wish I could go back to 2006 or earlier... before I had PCOS.
While studies show women are born with PCOS... I never had symptoms until my Gall Bladder removal in May of 2006.
Since my Gall Bladder removal... weight has been a HUGE issue. I was never overweight... and now I am considered obese.
I wish I could commit to a diet of vegetables and lean meat, but it's not realistic in my life. I need something R.E.A.L.I.S.T.I.C.
I don't over eat... and I usually eat well. I don't drink sodas (well... on an occassion I do) and usually drink water or decaf tea.
Do I exercise... No. I am not going to lie. I don't actually exercise. But I do chase after three kiddos. I do pick up my house and do other physical activities.
I want to get a gym membership as I know I will do better in a "team" environment.
Why am I sharing all this... because it's my blog. And I know I am not alone. I know there's other women who have PCOS who have similar feelings.
I know there's other PCOSers who have found something that works. Who have a GREAT DOCTOR to help with their PCOS journey.
Currently, I am not on any meds for PCOS. When I was TTC, I was on Provera and Metformin.
Since having my third baby, December 2009, I had a Mirena put in.
I do NOT like it. It seems like I have mood swings and I have gained 25 lbs since putting it in.
I also don't have a doctor who knows a lot about PCOS. I feel like I am getting written off by my doctors (OB/ GYN was a great pregnancy doc though).
SO.... if you have PCOS I want to hear from you!!
Have you found something that works. Are you bummed out with your symptoms?? DO you have a doctor that is actually GREAT?? I am in DFW (Dallas/ Ft. Worth Texas). I would love referrals <3