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August 7, 2012

Hello 2012

But PCOS is for life and I'm still dealing with it.

I've had a few personal and life problems over the last couple of years that have taken priority but my health with PCOS is always lurking, take my eye off the ball and weight gain happens (3 stone to be precise). But I've also done a lot of research and learnt a lot about my body and PCOS over the last few years and I know enough to put together a good plan of action.

So here I go....... />

Posted by Maddy at 3:21 PM | Comments (3)

August 27, 2007

Taking an "all natural" approach to PCOS

Well. I've been having a look around on the internet - I can find literally hundreds of suggestions for herbs et al to help with PCOS - but I know I just can't take that many.

So I'm starting with taking some.

Chromium GTF and

I'll see how I go on these before I worry about adding anything else in.

I'm also going to include 16 teaspoons of vinegar to my diet a day (not sure how yet, lol) and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

I'm going to try the "standard" advice for my weight loss - eat natural fats; lower carbs; eat sufficient protein and fibre and follow a calorie restricted diet.

For exercise I'm going to start with walking - I'm going to aim for 25-50 miles per week and I'm also going to try to fit in 30 minutes of exercise before breakfast every day.

Also, as far as exercise goes I know I need to be more committed to being organised at home and keeping my house clean - so I'm mostly going to aim for being active for 2 hours per day - if I don't get "formal" exercise in but I do 2 hours of housework I'll be happy. Sometimes you just can't do everything and putting dance music on and dancing while doing housework is exercise.

Okay so in the last 3 weeks I've lost 4lbs - so I'm here now at 182lbs.

There are 17 weeks to Christmas - so can this work for me? Time will tell.............

Posted by Maddy at 2:14 AM | Comments (25)

August 17, 2007

Friday 17 August 2007

Well I'm back! My weight loss journey so far has been very up and down.

I've been addicted to trying fast weight loss techniques to lose weight as quickly as possible with the result that I lose weight quickly, drop off the wagon, regain the weight plus some more and stay off the wagon because I just can't face that type of diet again!

I've also had some personal difficulties to deal with so I've been sidetracked.

No more. I have decided that enough is enough. I really need to tackle my weight problem - I started again two weeks ago and so far I've lost 3lbs. I'm aiming to lose 35lbs by Christmas.

My current weight is 13 stone 1.

I'm starting right back at the beginning again and making small changes along the way.

My first goals are:-

to eat no more than 1500 calories per day
to exercise for 40-45 minutes pre breakfast and 40-60 minutes each evening
to take my Kelp tablets and Licorice

That's it. I'm going to do this for the next week and then make another change.

Here's to being a healthier me as a Christmas present to myself.

P.S. I've noticed I have a lot of comments - thank you. I shall come back later to answer everyone!

Posted by Maddy at 12:07 AM | Comments (7)


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