PCOS ramblings

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In the future, don’t be surprised if you see more blogging about pcos around here. I’ve been reading more lately about it, and am learning some really interesting things.

The books have been from a variety of sources, but it seems that regardless of where I read, the basic principles are the same. Reduce or eliminate refined, white carbohydrates, and increase vegetables and protein. Exercise.

Some of that is probably obvious, but it’s things that I’m hoping to implement more and more. It’s been almost two months since I lost the baby (I can’t believe it’s next week already) and I still have not cycled again yet. I know that often the first cycle post-miscarriage is strange, but I REALLY do not want to go back to irregular cycles. That’s not just so we can conceive again someday (though that would be great) – it’s more because I feel so much healthier and my pcos is so much more under control when the cycles are regular.

Time will tell, but in the meantime, I’ll be doing what I can to help things along. Right now, I’m right at 9 pounds above my pre-Caleb weight. The first thing I’m going to do is change the diet back. I’ve been dragging my feet because I don’t want to diet; I want to make lifestyle changes. I want the changes to be things I can do for life. But I haven’t done anything because I don’t want to give up the sweets.

Hmm. Maybe that’s the problem right there.

At any rate, I’ll be working hard (again) to get this pcos under control. Just don’t be surprised if you see more blog posts about it in the future.

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3 thoughts on “PCOS ramblings”

  1. Trixi, that is my problem. I love the sweets WAY too much.

    Beth – yes, that is a GREAT idea! I hate that we both experienced miscarriages at about the same time though! I hope you get feeling better soon so the dietary changes aren’t so hard. Why is it that the bland, comfort food is so often the worst offenders for pcos???

  2. Let’s get on the bandwagon together Melody. After our M/C I know there is still a lot of work to do. As far as your cycle my doctor said that it usually takes 6 weeks before you have your next period. So don’t be suprised if it’s a little late. I’m implimenting several dietary changes this week (hopefully but I’m pretty sick). I’ve read that increasing your zinc intake will help with hormones. Try eating things like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds (unsalted of course).

  3. I too, have the symptoms of PCOS and hope to implement some dietary changes this year. It is such a weakness and struggle for me. I so love carbs and sweets!! LOL

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