Ended my Christmas in tears

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  1. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Overall I had a great Christmas this year. One of the biggest things I asked for was a weight scale.

    I asked for a weight scale because I know I've gained more weight lately. I seriously think I have PCOS and as active as I am I've been gaining instead of losing or at the very least staying the same.

    I made the mistake of trying out the scale when I got home. I've never been over 190, but have been consistently between 160-175 the past few years. I stepped on the scale and it read 214. I lost it and thank goodness Josh was pretty comforting about it since he knows I've been miserable about my weight.

    So my goal this upcoming year is to lose as much of that weight as I can. I want to try for a kid in a year or so and I want to be healthy so when/if I eventually get pregnant I can have higher chances of a healthy pregnancy. Not to mention diabetes runs in my family so the last thing I need is to be overweight.
    I talked to my step mom tonight and I'm going to set up an appointment. I want to be checked for PCOS or anything else that can cause issues with weight gain etc and I want to be tested for diabetes since I've gained so much in a short time. I also want to talk to the dr about my weight in general and figure out the best plan to combat this issue.

    I do have a treadmill and my feet cramp up bad in the arch area everytime I use it. I got these arch pads so I want to try it with those on to see if it helps. I also need to figure out the best plan for me as far as food goes. I know I'm contemplating going back to doing gluten free with my husband for starters.
     
  2. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    I'm so sorry. :( Have you tried VFFs for the feet issues? Mine save my feet and totally encourage activity.

    Blah weight issues suck...
     
  3. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    No but I've really been wanting to. There just seem to be so many options and I don't know how to go about finding the right fit since I've been told they fit differently than regular shoes.
     
  4. katielou

    katielou Slave to the Aussie

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    Hugs I have been where you are and am still somewhat there. Can you talk to your doc?

    Knowing the strength you have girl you can work through this and be a happy healthy you.

    I have pcos and associated weight gain have lost most of it with still a little to go.

    If you need anything give me a shout.
     
  5. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Definitely try them on at a store, try an REI or something and go give them a shot. I have a pair of KOS and Komodosport, they solved so many of my feet and body discomfort issues when dealing with exercise.
     
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    PCOS sucks. :/

    Try not to let it get you down. I have been depressed about my weight and the difficulties of having a child lately. Along with all of the other problems PCOS spawns. I'm also going to a doctor about it (next year). I wish you luck and strength in dealing with this. Please let us know how things go with your doctor. I'm sorry you are dealing with this. : (
     
  7. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Lots of hug and vibes and know you are definitely not alone. I haven't stayed right on top of my weight lately and it shows. It is amazing how quick it comes on with PCOS and how slow it comes off.
     
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    I'm sorry (hugs) I think we can do it together! I need to lose weight too and lately it's been getting to me. I pretty much pigged out this holiday season :(

    Lets make an effort to do more hikes with the dogs too!
     
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    I'm in more or less the same boat. Gained weight no matter that my job is seriously physically taxing. My Dr is concerned about it. We also want to try for a kid in another year or so and I have the same concerns...my goal is to run a 1/2 marathon (or two), this year and to be consistently active. I want to buy a bike for days I don't feel like running. We also both just signed up for gym memberships.

    I'm going to second this. My VFFs changed my outlook on running for exercise, it's so much more fun and easier to stick to when there is no pain. I really love my Bikilas but do not like the fit on the three other pairs of VFFs I have ordered. I think I need to size up. I also bought Vivobarefoot trail runners and they are also super comfortable, waterproof, and minimalist. I have flat feet, bunions, terrible joints, and often also get shin splints (I was a runner all my life until the last 5 years or so). The minimalist shoes have done WONDERS for me. My fiance is a serious distance runner and swears by Hoka shoes for lack of pain, they are also hideously ugly but they seem to be helping him a lot.
     
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    (((((HUGS)))))
    First, I think cutting gluten will definitely help. If you want to make further diet changes I have more suggestions for you, but they can be pretty major... let me know if you want more ideas.
    If you have a running store nearby, try going there and see if they can fit you in better shoes. A good store will have you either run on a treadmill or just up and down the length of the store and they will examine your gait, foot strike, all that stuff so they can put you in a good pair of shoes specifically for how you run. The right shoes can make a world or difference.
    Also, I would recommend getting some weights and/or resistance bands. I lost weight running but I didn't run to lose weight; it was a by-product of an activity I enjoyed. Steady state cardio isn't going to be as effective as doing some weight training. Not that it won't work, but I would advise doing both. Weight/resistance training will make you a better runner too!

    You're fighting a battle a lot of people do not with PCOS mixed in with everything and making stuff quite complicated. But it's a battle you CAN win. (((((HUGS)))))
     
  11. Jules

    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

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    I am sorry, Amber :( I guess, as cheesy as it sounds, you can only start looking forward from here on. I would definitely see a doctor about the PCOS, I know it has helped me tremendously on my weight loss journey. The metformin, while it sucks to take at first, has helped me a lot with feeling shaky and then eating (the wrong things) which only send my blood sugar on a crazy doomed roller coaster.

    One day at a time, and I think by wanting a weight scale for Christmas, you have faced one of the hardest parts - facing reality in cold harsh numbers. We are all on a weight loss journey here together (and have lots of members with pcos issues) so I think together we ought to do it this year... One pound at a time!

    I am glad to hear that Josh has been comforting and a good support for you!!!

    (((HUGS)))
     
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    :( Sorry you're dealing with this. I'm in a similar spot - never been over 190, suddenly in the 2teens. It friggin' sucks.
     
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    (((((HUGS)))) I definitely can sympathize; it's always been a fight for me and I don't have PCOS or anything like that to complicate it. Yeah, it's hard.

    Definitely try the gluten free. It's not the answer for everyone, and even for those of us it helps it's not always the whole answer -- I've learned I should not eat things like white potatoes or even most gluten free pastas and breads. You'll find what your tolerances are; it's trial and error, kind of like adding things back to a diet when you're looking for allergens.

    I'm learning to add things back, too, by using different flours and combining them. You can make KILLER scones with oats and almond meal, or a touch of quinoa flour. They're delicious and they don't give me the shakes or seem to affect my weight the way stuff made with rice or even all-purpose flour does.

    A little experimenting and you'll figure it out. One of the first things I noticed (after that awful detox period :eek: ) was that all that fluff and puffiness was GONE.

    My friend, Dina, has had terrible health issues and her weight was spiraling out of control. The docs have poo-pooed gluten free, but she did it anyway and even without actively trying to lose weight she looks 1000X better and she's able to function again.

    Romy's been a big help with suggestions on gluten free.

    If you've got a good food processor, or better, a VitaMix, you can make a lot of your own flour from different things without it being so expensive. Quinoa flour makes great pastas and pizza crust, but it's expensive. I got two pounds of quinoa grain at Sams for $4.50.

    You can do this, and you've got so many people who love you and we're all behind you -- and we'll be here as that behind shrinks ;)
     
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    What are your symptoms that make you think you have PCOS?
     
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    I'm sorry you are going through this. I struggled with my weight for years and eventually was able to get it under control. I completely understand the frustration of not being able to lose weight no matter what you try. I now have to eat gluten free for medical issues. I have gluten intolerance and it makes my epilepsy worse. One thing I will caution on eating gluten free, is that a lot of products replace the gluten with more sugar and other similar ingredients. Make sure to read labels, and if you don't think you have a gluten intolerance, sometimes products with gluten are actually all around healthier. If you feel the gluten is causing a problem, see a allergist and/or a gastroenterologist. A lot of doctors that do not specialize in such things are trained in the old school method of gluten problems = can't keep weight on, which specialists now know is not true. I'd be more than happy to share some of the gluten-free recipes and products I have found that are pretty decent and healthy (I hate cooking so they are all pretty quick and easy too)
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Vibes that its just like ... A simple holiday weight thing & not something more serious, I think every woman has been there, I got out of shape & gained about 10 lbs when I hurt my shoulder months back (got kicked point blank, couldn't excersise) so I know how weight issues feel ESP when none of your clothes fit anymore :(.

    Not only that but ppl's comments & **** also don't help.
     
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    If you have foot issues/pain, I would highly recommend that you look into cycling as an alternative form of exercise. It is SO much easier on your body and I think a lot more fun :) Of course, I'm a cyclist so I'm biased, but it's an amazing sport.
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    It looks fun to cycle ... But unfortunately I (looks away embarrassingly ) never learned how to ride a bike :/. So I have to use a stationary when I want to "cycle" lol.

    Also elliptical machines are also good, I have inherently bad knees & ankles so running is out of the question for me, so I do a lot of cardio & stuff.

    Also I would see about getting a gym membership & maybe a personal trainer (if you can swing it).
     
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    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    Lot of ladies with PCOS having success with very low carb diets. Diet may be more important than the exercise.. especially with PCOS.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/xxketo/
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Does PCOS effect your metabolism/thyroid too?

    Also working out, tho most ppl do it to lose weight, you can Al's do it to have more energy & feel better :) that's why I did it now I ride a horse the equivalent of 5 miles a day (once around the mile track for every horse we take.. Post of it is at a posting trot, which is veeeery good for the butt/leg/thigh muscles LOL) but when I'm not riding I do work out mostly because it makes me feel good emotionally.
     

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