Fighting the Good Fight of PCOS

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Things have been pretty crazy around my place lately. This senior year workload has kept me pretty busy, along with having a 9 month-old and a 2 year-old! Sorry if it seems I have been absent. This week I won a big battle in my fight against PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I sat in the waiting room in excitement to speak with my doctor. 5 years ago I was in that office and she diagnosed me with the disorder. At 209lbs and struggling to find something that worked for me, it was nice to put a face on my opponent. From that moment on I was determined to do something about it and to help others as well. I knew she would be proud of the progress i made. She has been there as I have struggled over and over again, watching me feel hopeless. She has also watched me succeed.

I understand what it feels like to be frustrated, cranky, hungry, and overwhelmed in weight-loss battles. I have since lost the weight, have 2 children, and ran my best time. As of that office visit, I am officially off my Metformin medication! That is right. You can get healthy and get off some of your medications by changing your lifestyle. In this economy, who couldn’t afford to have their doctor drop a prescription or two? Think of all the pages of side-effects from medications you are on. There are a lot of medications your doctor could eliminate by your change in lifestyle. Less chemicals entering and running through your body. You take control back from the medications by becoming disciplined. Obviously you should NEVER attempt to go off a medication without your doctor’s orders. This is simply a goal you can set for yourself to motivate you for healthier living.  

You have to first understand that you are worth the time and effort. Your loved ones deserve the best you possible. Life has battles great and small. We have to have the courage and gumption to face them head on. We cannot control everything that happens to us. We can choose how to deal with them and do our best to prevent damage. Respond. Do not let life keep you juggling with symptoms health-related or in general. Use what power you do have to make the best decisions you can. I personally believe that God will handle the rest. At the end of the day, come what may, I want to know I did what I could and didn’t sit idle. What battles have you won? Please share and encourage others to keep pushing! Feel free to comment or share a story below!! 

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2 thoughts on “Fighting the Good Fight of PCOS

  1. Gry Ranfelt says:

    wonderful message here! We spend so much money on our cars. we wouldn’t put the wrong fuel in them, why would we put wrong fuel into ourselves? Some friends of mine once took a meal from McD and put it in a corner. it stayed untouched for months. Really, if the bacteria can’t digest it WE SHOULDN’T EVEN TRY x)
    It’s hard to make other people understand, though, that when you forgo cake you don’t miss out on a joy. you gain joy by being healthy.

    • Thank you for your comment! I think every bite should count. Sometimes cake is okay, as long as you make healthy choices and ask yourself is it worth how you will feel later. If yes then you should indulge once in a while. As in once a month or so. For some people it might be best to eliminate the temptation all together. You have to do what works for you. I agree about McD! Your body is a machine and it does not need anything they have to offer. Thanks again for sharing!!

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