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Goals and Progress Thread

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IntrinsicallyDisordered
13 minutes ago, Firebird said:

I got the official PCOS diagnosis this past week. It's kinda bumming me out. They said I had shown signs on my ultrasound of periods of anovulation. I just got started on metformin, which makes my stomach hurt and makes me exhausted. I know plenty of people get pregnant with PCOS, but I felt like it took the wind out of my sails to hear that I dont ovulate much. They are going to start clomid after I can comvince my husband that having the sperm count test isn't the worst thing to ever happen to him. Is it stupid that I almost feel like a failure because I don't ovulate? 

Enormous hugs to you. I have a PCOS diagnosis as well as some other fertility issues and know that feeling of failure well.  It's not stupid.  It's absolutely not true, of course you aren't a failure! - but it is an understandable reaction.  We're "supposed" to be able to do this and so many women seem to do it so easily, and so many times, and it just doesn't feel fair.  PCOS is a bitch and it is terrible to be betrayed by your body. 

In our case we decided not to seek infertility treatments after discovering that my husband has teratozoospermia (his count and speed are fine, but they are 98% deformed); that combined with my other health issues made it a journey we could not take on.  In retrospect, I wish we had taken more aggressive action when we were younger (we are 40 now and it still hurts almost every day but the feeling of hopefulness is pretty much gone). But I tell myself it was for the best, with my other issues and limitations.  My husband and I always dreamed of being parents and both being "broken" makes it easier in some ways.  We are always apologizing to each other, and reassuring each other.  But it is still very hard.  

Your husband taking a sperm test is literally the least he can do in a situation like this!  Really, I hope he is a supportive and loving partner, you deserve it.  

I was on Metformin years ago and reacted so badly to even a small dose I was taken off after about 6 weeks and a note put in my file to never take it again.  Right now I am trying Berberine which has a similar effect on stabilizing my blood sugar without the horrible side effects.  I'm skeptical of a lot of "natural" alternatives, but I definitely notice less blood sugar crashes while on it.  

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wild little fox

HAHA! I joined one month ago and I'm finally ready to set a goal. Well, one I can work towards. 

This week: walk for 5 minutes every day. I am going to walk 10 the next week and then go to my former schedule that got me up to walking a 5k in an hour. I was doing a lot of hiking around that time. 

I know I can do this because I am able to shop for groceries. I do use a cane but I'm gaining muscle, so I'm using it less. 

Short term goal: to be able to walk/hike a mile without feeling like I'm going to die. LOL!!!!! This way when I'm in SoCal this winter I can get around to visit my friend and not be housebound (or in my case van bound lol!) 

I hurt myself last winter by wearing cheap bad shoes and it's taken me so long to get back to where I am atm. I'm so happy to be able to move forward. 

I have a myriad of things that hold me back and cause me to procrastinate but I'm going to have to walk early in the morning, after breakfast, because I'm having trouble dealing with the heat. 

I'm excited! 

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IntrinsicallyDisordered
13 hours ago, wild little fox said:

HAHA! I joined one month ago and I'm finally ready to set a goal. Well, one I can work towards. 

This week: walk for 5 minutes every day. I am going to walk 10 the next week and then go to my former schedule that got me up to walking a 5k in an hour. I was doing a lot of hiking around that time. 

I know I can do this because I am able to shop for groceries. I do use a cane but I'm gaining muscle, so I'm using it less. 

Short term goal: to be able to walk/hike a mile without feeling like I'm going to die. LOL!!!!! This way when I'm in SoCal this winter I can get around to visit my friend and not be housebound (or in my case van bound lol!) 

I hurt myself last winter by wearing cheap bad shoes and it's taken me so long to get back to where I am atm. I'm so happy to be able to move forward. 

I have a myriad of things that hold me back and cause me to procrastinate but I'm going to have to walk early in the morning, after breakfast, because I'm having trouble dealing with the heat. 

I'm excited! 

Those sound like great goals!  

I am plateauing this week, I think because of the heat.  It really takes it out of me.  The poor sleep doesn't help either.  But I am doing fairly well sticking to my diet plan, even if I am moving less.

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Coconut Flan

This morning I reached my first/top weight loss goal.  I can't brag because it's due to the surgery I had in May, but it's still nice to have hit the goal number.  

Good luck to all especially those trying to increase exercise.  That's the camp I'm in!

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IntrinsicallyDisordered

My plateau continues...I went down to 198, but am back up to just shy of 200 again.  I know it's likely the pcos and water weight - I'm retaining water like crazy in this heat no matter how much I drink, and I'm averaging 4-5 hours a sleep a night which is destroying me - but am having more depressed moments.  I cried in the middle of the grocery store this week and today was the first time in this current endeavor where I wanted to completely give up, on everything (not suicidal, just wishing not to exist).

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Updating to keep myself accountable (I keep getting tempted to give up completely, or to go low carb/paleo/keto which I know doesn't work for me long term).  I'm around 197lbs now, so I've lost about 12.5lbs so far (95.3kg to 89.6kg to be precise).  I feel like I will be able to do more activity once the heat is gone, and am feeling positive about those effects but I still feel depressed in general.  How is everyone else doing?

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Coconut Flan

Hang in there.  Have you tried a tracking app?  I started one and it's really helping.  Three doctors in a row told me to eat more protein so I needed to know how much I was getting to make sure to get more.  I think it's the increased protein that is helping me lose plus seeing the calorie count since I had begun gaining after I recovered from the surgery.  I have gotten below the revised BMI for my height so that made me happy.  

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klein_roeschen

A little update on me. Finally my weight seems to going down again. After I quiet smoking last fall, I gained nearly 10 kg, without changing anything in eating or exercising. Now I lost half of that and are hopefully on the way of losing all of that and some more. But I also got the diagnosis of lipodema, which is the explanation why allmost all of my excess weight is on the lower part of my body. Now I have to wear special stockings all the time, wich is very nasty with the heat we had in the last weeks. And I'm on my way for a breast reduction surgery, since my J-cup boops are mostly breast tissue and would even stay the same if I became the size of a fashion model. The surgeon said that I had 1 kg per breast of excess tissue, that will be gone with surgery. Hopefully my insurance will approve of it.

On 7/23/2018 at 4:46 PM, Coconut Flan said:

This morning I reached my first/top weight loss goal.  I can't brag because it's due to the surgery I had in May, but it's still nice to have hit the goal number.  

Good luck to all especially those trying to increase exercise.  That's the camp I'm in!

Whas it a bariatric surgery? When yes, you have every right to brag about it! Bariatric surgery is no cake walk, even if other people see it that way. It isn't the easy way to loose weight, but the last lifeline and a lot of work after it, because it changes the way we used to eat. I needed the help of surgery to loose weight, but I'm proud of the weight loss and I make no secret out of it.

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Quiver Full of Kittens

Checking in since I really need to get back. I’m still stuck at 207, but I also admittedly haven’t been putting in much effort.  As soon as we got back  from our honeymoon, life hit us full force and I’m just now starting to settle in again. Hopefully I won’t gain this week! 

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Coconut Flan
15 hours ago, klein_roeschen said:

Whas it a bariatric surgery?

No, not bariatric surgery.  I had surgery for an intestine medical issue.  

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klein_roeschen
1 hour ago, Coconut Flan said:

No, not bariatric surgery.  I had surgery for an intestine medical issue.  

Ah, than sorry, I assumed wrong. But the rest stands, be proud of it, even if it is a side effect of a needed surgery.

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wild little fox

The walking plan didn't happen. Walking is just too painful at this point. The city pools near me are too far away.

I found a video at YouTube that I really like. It's sitting areobics so I can get workout with no impact on my knees while building muscle. Today is day 2. 

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Quiver Full of Kittens

Back on the bandwagon! Read at 201 even this morning.

Thank you, stomach flu, for speeding up the process! You were awful, but you moved me along! 

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Firebird

I'm down to 186lbs for a 29 lb. Weight loss and on my first cycle of Clomid. Anyone have any Clomid stories to share?

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