Monday, May 13, 2013


I have wonderful(ish) news to share! I finally have an answer to the hormone conundrum! The downside, though is that I have a diagnosis. I have PCOS. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Which ironically can be related to weight. But since I've been given the diagnosis, things have been adding up.

Inability or hard time losing weight despite best efforts (and me inevitability giving up because I'm just "supposed to be" this big from now on)/insulin resistance
Hair loss
Infertility/Little to no periods
Extremely oily acne prone skin (I've been feeling 16 again in that regard)
Strange pelvic pain

Did you hear the "lightbulb" moment?

Sooooo because I was on day 42 when I went to the OB, I was "induced" with oral progesterone. Apparently, not only is PCOS annoying, the no period thing can give you cancer. Scary. So because I had water weight and PMS I gained again this week, 1.3. Ugh. Not happy. On the bright side I was started on Metformin for the insulin resistance, with the expectation of it helping me lose at least 10 lbs, and get my lady parts functioning better. So hopefully, I'll start seeing losses in the weeks to come. "Clomid" was also bantered about--because of the difficulty that comes with getting pregnant and this disease. So please, if you suffer from PCOS and have had to endure any of this, please connect with me, I'd love to pick your brain.

Keep up the water intake.
Keep moving, now that I'm back to work and off vacation.
Get this PCOS problem under control, and start losing weight again!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day, and has a wonderful week to come! And many thanks to all of my Mamavation Sistas that have been supporting me through this craziness. You all are such a blessing!

“ This post is sponsored by Noelle Katai and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway ”


  1. Sooo glad there's an answer. Even if it's not THE answer you want, at least it's an answer, right? :)

  2. Glad you have an answer and can now start working to get healed!!

  3. So glad that you have an answer! I have PCOS, too. I was diagnosed a few years ago and haven't taken medications for it, but the insulin resistance definitely makes it difficult for me to lose weight. And the irregular periods...UGH. Hope that the Metformin will help you!

  4. You have an answer. It may not be a fun one but it is something you can work with to find the health you want. It is bittersweet, but I hope more sweet than bitter.

  5. glad you got a diagnosis and can start to figure out what will work with the diagnosis. Good LUCK!!

  6. Glad to hear you have an answer and now you can work on getting it under control.