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Week in Review | 5.17.2015

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Life

So I’m gonna get real with you guys for a minute. I’ve been debating whether or not I want to share this, but I feel like if I do then it’s a step in the direction of acceptance and moving forward to deal with it.

I went to the doctor’s this week after a few appointments, lab panels, etc. prior, and I found out that I have PCOS – Polycystic ovary syndrome.

These are some of the symptoms I have been experiencing:

  • Acne
  • Weight gain and trouble losing weight
  • Extra hair on the face and body
  • Irregular periods
  • Fertility problems
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Increase in stress levels

I’ve been off the pill for over a year now, and it seems prior to that it was keeping my symptoms more manageable. I’ve switched brands of pills a couple of times which has been consistent with my weight going up. My weight has drastically gone up since being off the pill, as well as my acne and other symptoms. So while this diagnosis doesn’t surprise me (it totally makes sense), it sucks because it feels like it’s making things all the more difficult.

Enjoying some beautiful roses from my garden and some new reading from @dashingdish.

So what’s next? Well, I’ve acknowledged I need to make more drastic lifestyle changes, starting with food. With being on Weight Watchers for seven years, simply tracking points is not enough. I need to change what I am eating. I’ve started detoxing from sugar, especially after watching Fed Up, and I am going to focus on clean eating.

My doctor said to start with trying to lose 10% of my weight and go from there. It’s been difficult with the PCOS and one of the symptoms being difficulty losing weight, but I’m hoping with focus more on clean eating will really help give me that extra boost I need.

Work

CGASC 2015

I hustled over the weekend working on my build for the CGA Strategic Conference, and it paid off! On Tuesday the site went live!

Blog

The Lovely Geek didn’t get any attention this week, but since I have a four day weekend this weekend that’s going to change! My goal is to get my mood board done and move on to my style guide and design.

One Comment

Jane

im sorry you have that to deal with! It must be frustrating. I really liked Fed Up because the data presented was really consistent with the real weightloss data my husband and I have found. We also really enjoyed parts of the book The Four Hour Body which takes a really good and unbiased look at that kind of stuff. Good luck – I’m virtually cheering you on!

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