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Living Life with #PCOS

by Notorious Spinks on 08.19.2015

notorious-spinks-talks-living-with-pcosI’ve been MIA. I’m sorry. Really, I am. Life has thrown some real live haymakers at me. But, I’m still standing and that’s all that matters. Right?

Since April, life has changed drastically for me. First off, after dozens and dozens of doctor’s visits, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). That explains my lifetime of chronic pain and other health ailments. In addition to my PCOS diagnosis, I was hit with a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. I know… It was terrible. It seems that I have the insulin-resistant PCOS. Sigh.Β That explains the dark patches on my face, neck and other places.

Since my diagnosis, I’ve started a low carb, high fat way of eating. It has done me well. As of today, I’ve sent 36 pounds to the fat cemetery and my A1C went from 8.5 to 6.5 in about 2 months. Yep, I’m kicking PCOS in the ass. Although, 6.5 is still considered pre-diabetic,Β I’m convinced that I got this.

So, in a nutshell, that’s what’s been going on with me. I have worked hard to get my health in order. I’ve also been working out since June with T25 and walking. I’m doing what I have to do to take it one day at a time, one step at a time and one bite at a time.

Now that I’m feeling good again and know what’s wrong with me, I can do my best to defeat and/or maintain this condition. Most importantly, I’m not giving up. I’m going toe-to-toe with PCOS and I’m determined to get the W!

Stay tuned for more posts here, new projects I’m working on and updates on my progress. β™₯

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  • Melissa

    Man you have been through a lot. It must be so hard everyday with the pain and all you have to deal with. Not to mention all the everyday things that a person has to handle. Keep your head up! I wish you the best.

  • Hey lady, so sorry that life is throwing you some curve balls but like you said, you’ve got this! Congratulations on fighting back by making lifestyle changes and adapting! That’s what life is about. There’s no rainbow without rain and I wish your health gets stabilized asap.

  • Lauren Harmon

    PCOS is such a terrible thing to deal with, but just keep working towards your goals! I know how hard it can be to lose weight with the syndrome and I wish you luck and know that you are capable of accomplishing ANYTHING! πŸ™‚

  • Abundant Journeys

    “I’ve sent 36 pounds to the fat cemetary..” love it. Gave me a chuckle. Your upbeat spirit will get you through this time. Thanks for sharing this with us because I had never heard of PCOS before.

  • Danielle Knapp

    One of my good friends suffered with PCOS for a long time. While I don’t have it, I’m actually doing a low carb, high fat diet right now and my fasting blood sugar and weight have gone down a lot in the past month. Good luck on this and hope your health keeps improving!

  • Melanie

    Thanks for the update!! I’m sorry you’ve been going through all this!

  • Jennifer Juro

    What a couple of rough diagnosis for you to go through all at once! I am so proud that you are gaining control of your health like this! If
    you don’t put yourself first not one else will! Good luck with your continued health!

  • Cindy

    Thanks for the update and I am so sorry that life has been throwing you some curve balls. I am glad you are still standing! I have a very close friend who lives with PCOS. I am her sounding board when things get not so good. Hope things are better for you soon πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Cindy. I know it really helps for her to have someone to talk to. Also there are many groups on Facebook that could be a great resource for her, too.

  • So sorry to hear about your diagnosis but at least now you have answers and you can start on the path or a healthy life, as you most definitely have been. So great to read that you aren’t just falling over to accept things as they are but instead you are changing and taking control of your life.

  • You are kicking butt. 36 lbs is huge compared to me who needs to lose 100 and can’t lose 10lbs. I can’t wait to hear more about your journey and I am so sorry about your diagnosis but I am also happy that you haven’t let it get you down

    • Thanks for stopping by Kita. But, you can lose 10 lbs and even 100 lbs. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or support.

  • RattlesandHeels

    It’s fantastic to see you kicking it in the butt instead of getting defeated by it. I love that you’re working hard and I know losing 36 pounds ain’t easy. Keep doing your thing girl! Proud of you πŸ™‚

  • I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis. The past month has also been life changing for me. I totally changed my diet after being diagnosed with a gall bladder trouble. I am also exercising religiously now. Good luck and I hope everything turns out well for you.

    • Sorry to hear that Esme. I understand. My gall bladder has been gone over a decade. One thing I learned is that PCOS can affect the gall bladder. When I look back on all the symptoms that I’ve had over the years, it’s crazy that no one hadn’t diagnosed it before.

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