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(no subject) [Mar. 12th, 2009|12:59 am]
Weightloss Support For PCOS
Hi guys. I'm new to the community and LJ.

This is what it boils down to. In the last year I've gained 50 lbs, which brings my total weight at the moment to 250 lbs. I'M ALMOST 300 LBS. and the worst part is that I CAN'T CONTROL WHAT I EAT. God. this is so awful. I can't even put this into words. I'm disgusting. Ive gained so much weight over the last few years that my body is starting to look deformed. I have this fupa that just hangs and is so gross. I can't live like this!!!! I'M DISGUSTING!!! I don't know what else to do. I need something to surpress my appetite, because I eat everything. EVERYTHING. I had 2 cupcakes today, 2 snowballs, 2 hot pockets, 1 24 oz bottle of pepsi, a small bag of chips, 2 malt drinks and a lowfat yogurt.....and the worst part is that i'm not even hungry i just eat it coz it's there.

I'm gonna die if I keep going like this. The man of my dreams has just come back into my life after  more than 7 years of being gone by the way of the internet and i'm petrified to meet him because I've gotten so big. I don't understand what's wrong with me. I see myself in the mirror everyday and it doesn't stop me. I KNOW that i'm a fat disgusting pig, I see the way people look at me in the street, I'm even afraid to eat in public. I need help and I don't know where to turn. I'm so down and so lost and so depressed.

i Don't even think I'm asking for a lot. I would be happy at 170 lbs at this point......

someone please say something, anything, I just want to know that I'm not alone....

i'm in tears.

Has anyone else ever felt like this?

I mean jesus with having PCOS, or at least I'm 99% positive that I have it, it's not like I don't already have a billion other things to be insecure about.

I want the old me back

I want to be myself again.
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diabetic diet [Mar. 8th, 2009|03:02 am]
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are insulin resistance diets the best for women with pcos trying to lose weight?
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Anonymous email interview [Dec. 18th, 2008|01:58 am]
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[Current Mood |busy]


I'm writing a paper for graduate class about the PCOS community. I'm looking for people who are willing to do an email interview with me over the next two or three days.

It is possible that the paper will be published in an academic journal. Your name will not be used, but I might quote you, as in "according to one participant," or use a pseudonym; if you have a strong preference for one method or the other just let me know.

Anyhow, please email me at web at my username.com if you're interested in participating.

Also, please do forward this to anyone who might be interested, or re-post it on any community or forum that might be relevant.

Thanks again,


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Swimming [Oct. 12th, 2008|12:50 pm]
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Dear members,

I hope you are all doing well. I would like to ask: Does anyone regularly swim as part of your sports regime? How has it worked for you with your medications, if you take them?

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Intro [Jul. 10th, 2008|08:58 pm]
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Hi! I'm Eli. I´ve been a member for a little while, but I never posted anything so far.
Just wanted to introduce myself.
I'm 26, I was diagnosed with PCOS about 5 years ago. Before that I had weight problems, since forever, and my parents were terrified I was diabetic (because my grandmohter was). So they took me to the dr who treated her: he tested me, said I wasn´t diabetic; and repeated that cycle for 20 years. I changed my gynecologist when I was 21, and it was Liliana (the new gyno) who diagnosed me with PCOS. She refered me to and endocrino, but this dr. was not wright for me: hesitated too much before medicating, didn't change meds that made me sick... I got fed up. I asked my cousin (a pediatrician) for a few names and investigated them: what they specialized in, what they had published, where they worked, etc. I chose the one whose history fit better with my case, and it worked!
Nora (the new endo) is great. She upped my met, gave me something for my calcium loss (and actually listened to me when I said I thought I was losing calcium because my nails were breaking too much), etc. Only thing thing we disagree is that for my weight problem she refered me to a few nutritionists, and they were all useless. Horrible, tortuous, restrictive diets that didn't make me loose a single pound, on the contrary I kept putting on weight.
Well, thank god my mother caught on, and she helped me track down the Dr. who made the only diet that has ever worked on me: I was her patient when I was 14-15, before PCOS, and back then I had lost about 15kg. I was a little sceptical about how it was goiung to work now (with PCOS, metformin, etc), but I've been on her program for a few weeks now and I´ve already lost 3kg! (about 6 pounds) I didn't remember, but I think the reason it works is because she is not a nutritionist: she's and endo who has a personal weight and diabetes problem, and can relate to everything her patients are going through.
And that's life so far! Thank you so much for listening, talking to people who can actually relate, and trully understand what I'm going though can only bring good things!!
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Intro + Weight Watchers with PCOS? [Jul. 10th, 2008|12:53 am]
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I've been a member on here for awhile now, but have never posted anything. I'm nineteen and I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was around thirteen. I was on Metformin for about three years, but I now take no medication for it. It was only about a year ago that I started getting regular periods (I had none before, and this was without medication).

I've gone up and down the scale, but nothing major. I know those with PCOS need to stay away from too much carbs, but beyond this I know nothing about specific diets those with PCOS need to adhere to. I'm finally motivated to get down to a healthier weight, though.

What I wanted to ask is, does anyone have any experience with Weight Watchers? I know countless people who have been successful with it, but I'm wondering about it from a PCOS perspective? Is there anything special I would have to do on top of WW, like certain foods to avoid (ie, carbs)? If I did this, is there any reason why I wouldn't loose the weight on WW because of my PCOS? I'd love to hear some personal experiences before I start investing money into the program.
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just saying hello [Apr. 23rd, 2008|02:21 pm]
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[Current Location |Toronto, ON]

I just joined this community and I thought I would introduce myself. I have PCOS like I guess most of you do. I'm also trying to lose weight because I'm medically considered obese and at risk for diabetes. I have been trying to lose weight for a long time, but I only end up gaining weight instead. I found out that I also have a thyroid problem, but I found out 40 lbs too late. I'm a bit of an "avoider" in that I'll try to exercise and eat right, but if anything wrong happens, anything prevents me to keep to my schedule, then I tend to stop everything and just quit. I don't eat really bad food in general, but I also don't eat much at all. My doctor says this is a big part of my problem. I just don't feel hungry much. Am I alone in this? I'm told most people overeat. I've been reading "You: On a Diet" and it's pretty insightful. There's a lot of information about our bodies and eating that I never knew. (I never took biology in high school so I might be a bit behind the grade on this) Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and give some info on myself.
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pcos and dieting [Mar. 8th, 2008|09:24 pm]
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i was told on march 3 i have pcos and was put on metfromin... i have been struggling with weight loss since child hood and now recently i have been looking into insulin resistance diets and no/ low carb and whole grain foods/ non processed foods. i exercise and eating healthy with no results yet but i have been sleeping better. i was trying slim qix with hoodia and that helped a lot with cravings and ect, but i dont want a complication with the metformin. is there any light anyone can shed on this for me? this is all soo new and overwhelming. i am trying to get as much info i can.. thankx

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(no subject) [Mar. 6th, 2008|06:53 pm]
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Have any of you ever tried the Glycemic Index diet? Thoughts on that?
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:) [Nov. 25th, 2007|11:11 pm]
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Hey  ladies :) I just joined the community today and I just wanted to let all of you know that I am soo soo soo glad to have found this group online. I have been diagnosed with PCOS for three years now and have been battling the weightloss issue for many years before that. I just wanted to say that I truly appreciate that you girls take the time to share your thoughts and experiences with PCOS. I often find myself so lonely and frustrated over this condition and I really hope that by joining this community I can find support and more insight. Once again thank you :) you girls are awesome.
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