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22 reasons [Nov. 18th, 2007|08:51 am]
Weightloss Support For PCOS


I read something this morning from an old eDiet article which made an impact on me. I also realized that I never even used eDiets even though I paid for it some years ago. :(

Even though this is detailed rather frankly and not specific to PCOS, I felt it still does apply towards the struggle we have with our weight. 

I feel I need to take a really good look at myself and my behaviors.  Often times I blame PCOS for some of the things that it may or may not have anything to do with. 

I hope this may be beneficial to anyone reading here too.I am really guilty of ALOT of these.

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Curves - does it work? [Oct. 30th, 2007|09:53 pm]
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Sorry if this is off topic.

I was diagnosed with PCOS about 5 years ago, but only dieted on and off with little exercise. I joined Curves but didn't go too regularly. I remember the whole set up, but I can't remember if I saw results. I doubt I even went too regularly to see results. But, recently I've gotten the motivation I need to start getting healthy. I want to join a gym, but because of my weight and fitness level, I'm too self-conscious to join a "regular" gym. I have access to a free gym at my university, but I think I'd rather shell out the extra cash to avoid the stares.

So I'm asking, does anyone go there or has anyone gone there? Would you recommend it? Does the circuit set up yield results, and is it worth it to go there and avoid a regular gym?
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supplements? [Oct. 20th, 2007|01:47 pm]
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I just joined this community so I apologize if I've not read far enough back to get this answer:

Are there any supplements that would help me in my quest to lose weight? I'm not necessarily looking for diet pills, just things that would help, in some natural way, to increase my metabolism, etc.

I read about taking something like green tea extract to aid with weight loss, but I've heard mixed reviews.

would details help?Collapse )

Any suggestions?
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(no subject) [Oct. 2nd, 2007|09:20 pm]
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2 questions --

first one is kinda unrelated to the community but i still need an answer, i have not gotten my period since june and ive been taking metformin for 4 years now and since now it hasnt done its job in terms of regulating my periods. i am very active and for the most part eat very healthy etc .... what i realized is that it may have to do w/ me taking melatonin to fall asleep almost every night for a couple months now, since melatonin has to do w/ hormones and does effect your period i was wondering if anyone knew this may be why i havent menstruated since i started taking melatonin (even though melatonin is supposed to regulate your period) maybe its reacting w/ the metformin? if anyone has any idea id greatly appreciate it, if you are on metformin and have taken melatonin regularly and noticed a difference in menstruation

also -- how many calories does everyone shoot for a day , for a very active person? i thought the minimal for women was 1200 but today my friend was saying 800 or depending on your height. i generally try for 1500 but for a while i did 1200-1300 a day but that is soo hard. just curious as to counting calories

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TTC_PCOS [Sep. 27th, 2007|02:53 pm]
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I just created this community for those of us who are TTC and dealing with PCO.
there was a community previously, but i guess they have since deleted it.

theres not much info on there yet nor is it entirely set up but ill be working on it a little later today.
feel free to join even if you arent TTC yet or are already waiting on your little bundle!!!

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Pcos/pregnancy related... [Sep. 27th, 2007|02:02 pm]
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Good article, thought you might be intrested....

also, im thinking of starting a community for those of us trying to get pregnant but have PCOS.
you be intrested in joining if i did created it?

 x-posted topcos
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New member [Sep. 11th, 2007|04:29 pm]
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Hi there ladies,

I’m so very glad that I came across this community. I have been battling with PCOS related weight gain for years now. For a number of months I’ve been on and off the wagon with a lifestyle change I have been needing to stick to and I think that I have finally come full circle. Allow me to share with you what I’m doing and perhaps those of you who are more knowledgeable than I may have some input.

I make sure to get 7/8 hours of sleep, do morning cardio 6 times a week, go to the gym 3 times a week, maintain a balanced 5/6 meal a day diet of protein, low GI carbohydrates and fats, take a fish/flax/alpha lipoic acid triple supplement twice a day, indulge in an Universal Animal Pack, (absolute killer vitamins) reduce all the stress both external and self-imposed that I can… I’m sure you all get the picture.

It’s been one hell of a road to get here but I’ve never felt better about myself. The weight loss is very gradual but worth the wait because I know that it is a lifestyle change that once obtained…Will be maintained; it is not a drop 5 and gain 10 deal anymore. The cravings do rear their ugly head from time to time but they have gotten easier to push away and I whole-heartedly believe that that is directly influenced by how and what I am eating now.

I have read a lot about Metformin but honestly don’t understand its purpose. Would anyone mind telling me more?

It is a pleasure to join you ladies and I wish you all nothing but the best with any and all PCOS related issues.

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(no subject) [Sep. 10th, 2007|12:51 am]
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I ran out of my metformin medication and am having it sent to me therefore have not taken it in a bout 5 days. I feel like I am gaining weight even though I'm working out and eating relatively healthy...is it definite that once you go off it you will gain weight?? Anyone have experience with getting off metformin and its effects??? Thanks
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I would like to ask a possibly silly question [Aug. 13th, 2007|04:59 pm]
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Can metformin cause Liver problems?

I was recently in hospital and it's been deduced that I have non alcoholic cirrhosis of my liver. Essentially, this is caused by too much fat in my diet. It happened a few weeks after I was put back onto metformin which I find coincidental.

I will say right now that my diet hasn't always been the best in the world, but it's hell of a lot better than a lot of others, plus I don't even drink alcohol.

I have a half cocked theory in my mind that my liver when *kablam* due to the metformin because from my understanding, it is this that has kickstarted my body into finally processing fat as opposed to just storing it. Does it even work that way? The doctors I saw certainly don't know, they just kept asking me if I was sure I wasn't diabetic! Or am I completely wrong in my thinking, because I have niggling feeling that metformin only help with carbs and therefore has nothing to do with my liver and fat funtion.

Like I said, it's probably a stupid question so you can make fun of me if you want. On the upside, since I can only eat vegetables and chicken without crippling cramps (feels exactly like gallstones if you're wondering), I'm starting to lose weight again, even if it's just out of fear of the pain!
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Miracleburn [Aug. 9th, 2007|12:58 pm]
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I was wondering if anyone knew of/tried a diet pill called Miracleburn.


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