certaintynow asked:

Hello. It's so awesome to hear a success storey from a cysta. Okay so what route did u take to get the pcos in check? All natural? Medicine? Both? Are you on anything? I want to get in control with essential oils and herbs and working out. Am just fooling myself?

I am on both birth control and PCOS. This combo worked for me because the BC helped clear the acne I had due to the PCOS and the Metformin helped with my insulin resistance.

I would like to point out though that I had already lost about 35 pounds WITHOUT any Metformin. So it’s absolutely possible to lose weight if you for some reason aren’t able to get the prescription or don’t want it. I’m now at a total of 87 pounds lost because of continued healthy habits and exercise. Metformin is not a diet pill, as my OB/GYN explained, it’s a pill that allows your body to process insulin the way regular bodies would. In turn, because your insulin isn’t through the roof and your body isn’t constantly working mostly just to burn through your elevated insulin, your workouts become more effective.

I take Metformin to put me on an even playing field and regulate my endocrine system.

There may be other options for you. Always discuss possibilities with your doctor.

funeralformyfat

Anonymous asked:

Hey. I'm do not have access at the moment to go to the Doctor. And get on whatever pill you're apparently supposed to take for PCOS. So is it possible to lose weight without it?

funeralformyfat answered:

I’m not familiar with PCOS treatment and weightloss. I will post this message so people can like the post and you can connect with them 8)

PCOS fitblr here! Hopefully my blog can be of some help to you, Anon!
sixmonthsfromnow.tumblr.com/PCOS

I’m only a little embarrassed about posting this, haha. Horrible lighting in the first picture, but I think you can still see the difference here. 

Almost a year and a half of work, from 195 on the left to 127 on the right (5’ 3.5”). I was so depressed, so frustrated, and was almost at the conclusion that I couldn’t make progress, that I couldn’t have a success story. Here I am almost 90 pounds lighter (my highest was 213) and I can tell you that it’s work, and it’s trial and error, and it’s consistency - and that it is all worth it. I still have work to do, I want to be stronger and work on that lean muscle. My fitness journey continues. 

Don’t give up.

I’m only a little embarrassed about posting this, haha. Horrible lighting in the first picture, but I think you can still see the difference here.

Almost a year and a half of work, from 195 on the left to 127 on the right (5’ 3.5”). I was so depressed, so frustrated, and was almost at the conclusion that I couldn’t make progress, that I couldn’t have a success story. Here I am almost 90 pounds lighter (my highest was 213) and I can tell you that it’s work, and it’s trial and error, and it’s consistency - and that it is all worth it. I still have work to do, I want to be stronger and work on that lean muscle. My fitness journey continues.

Don’t give up.

If you stop taking the thing that’s treating the problem, then yes, I’d guess the problem would come back. Women with PCOS have hormone imbalances. The hormone imbalance is what causes things like acne and hair growth. BC keeps your hormones in check thus lessening the occurrence of acne. But perhaps there are other methods of controlling your hormones. I don’t know, check with your doctor.

If you stop taking the thing that’s treating the problem, then yes, I’d guess the problem would come back. Women with PCOS have hormone imbalances. The hormone imbalance is what causes things like acne and hair growth. BC keeps your hormones in check thus lessening the occurrence of acne. But perhaps there are other methods of controlling your hormones. I don’t know, check with your doctor.

Anonymous asked:

Do you know of something that works with the acne having PCOS? :(

Yes! Birth control pills. Ask your doctor to see if this would be the best option for you. I used to have bad acne because of my PCOS. The birth control pills definitely helped because you need to regulate your hormones.

Anonymous asked:

Hey I'm 17 and was recently diagnosed with PCOS as well.. (HW: 220) so I'm on a clean diet and got a gym membership too. But I don't really know any workout routines that I should follow at the gym. Can you recommend any? You're an inspiration. :)

If you’re new to the gym, I think it’s a good idea to try out a few different fitness classes to find out what kind of work outs you like the most. Try kickbox, zumba, dance, conditioning, cycling, etc… You can also work on running, or the the eliptical, or the weight machines.  Your best results are combing cardio and strength training. Google some beginner’s workout plans for the gym and see if you can find something that works for you.

Best of luck!

Anonymous asked:

Hey, i just came across your page and its really inspiring! My doctor recently said that i have PCOS and it explains why i have trouble losing weight, but knowing how you can lose so much even with PCOS, motivates me to keep going!! I've been trying to lose weight even before i found out about my PCOS and so far ive lost 10 pounds! To me thats amazing! I love that i can actually make a difference and exercising helps me clear my head (: your journey is so helpful i love it <3

This message makes me so happy! Great work. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much farther you’ll get if you stay consistent and positive. 

H: 5’3.5” HW: 213 CW: 127 (86 lbs down!) GW: idk anymore, I just want to build some more muscle now.
The picture on the left might be the only one I have near my highest of 213. It’s almost difficult remembering how uncomfortable and completely unhappy I was. Not just because none of my clothes fit, but because I knew I was terribly unhealthy.
I reached a point where I couldn’t stand being obese anymore. I wanted to be strong and healthy, and so began my journey. There have been ups and downs and a learning curve, but I didn’t give up and I didn’t look back. You’ll fall off the wagon, it doesn’t matter, get back on. You’ll slip up once in a while and have meals that aren’t the healthiest and aren’t ideal, it doesn’t matter, get back on track. Push yourself, don’t give up, keep learning and fighting for yourself.
It doesn’t take any insane diets or crazy exercise routines. It requires learning about health and nutrition, feeding your body positive and delicious foods, and finding work outs you enjoy.
It took a lot of work, and I still have work ahead of me, and it is all worth it.

H: 5’3.5”
HW: 213
CW: 127 (86 lbs down!)
GW: idk anymore, I just want to build some more muscle now.

The picture on the left might be the only one I have near my highest of 213. It’s almost difficult remembering how uncomfortable and completely unhappy I was. Not just because none of my clothes fit, but because I knew I was terribly unhealthy.

I reached a point where I couldn’t stand being obese anymore. I wanted to be strong and healthy, and so began my journey. There have been ups and downs and a learning curve, but I didn’t give up and I didn’t look back. You’ll fall off the wagon, it doesn’t matter, get back on. You’ll slip up once in a while and have meals that aren’t the healthiest and aren’t ideal, it doesn’t matter, get back on track. Push yourself, don’t give up, keep learning and fighting for yourself.

It doesn’t take any insane diets or crazy exercise routines. It requires learning about health and nutrition, feeding your body positive and delicious foods, and finding work outs you enjoy.

It took a lot of work, and I still have work ahead of me, and it is all worth it.