I don't know who all reads my posts so I'll start from the beginning and give a quick 'over view' without going into a long and drawn out story. I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 17 after not getting my cycle for a of couple years (I had been getting them before). I was also 158 pounds. My Dr asked me to lose 20 but I knew I wanted to lose at least 30. They also said I was almost a pre diabetic. I signed up for my fitness pal and started tracking my calories, I want to say I lost the 20 I think, it's been awhile. Then about a year ago (I was 20) a friend recommend a low carb diet. I started that and lost down to 130, and I started getting a cycle a month again! I was SO happy!! But then I started to get more sluggish/tired, etc. I wasn't losing anymore either. My goal weight is 120. Someone else told my mama about THM and how they cured their PCOS with it. I was very hesitant to try it as I was very afraid of carbs, I was worried I would lose my cycles and gain all my weight back. I started around the end of december to the beginning of janurary. After I started I got more energy and I also started to drop weight I was very happy!! My lowest as been 123 but I gained up to about 127 and I have no idea why. But now I'm not getting my cycles anymore. My last one was on november 23-26th. I'm very tempted to give up my E meals, but I just love them so much! Maybe I'm just having too many?
Does anyone have any thoughts for me? I'm very confused. Maybe someone knows how to get in touch with Miss Serene and Pearl and see if they have any thoughts?
Last Edit: Apr 13, 2016 10:22:11 GMT -5 by windyindy
Sadly I haven't been exercising at all. At my old job I used to get over 20,000 steps a day, now with my vet stuff I'm lucky if I even get 10,000 =( =( I really hope to start taking walks again, I just have so much going on I'm having trouble finding a balance....
Ask your parents if they can give you an honest answer if they think you should lose any weight. They are the ones that can help you figure out that part. Then, Just keep going like you have been with your most recent changes. If you keep losing and your parents think it's too much, start adding crossovers once a day to help balance you out. If you don't lose anything, maybe your body is telling you that you are where you need to be. You need enough fat on your body as well as in your diet to keep your hormones happy and in order to keep your cycle regular.
Thank you. Mama said she thinks I could lose more (so like down to the 120) but if I didn't I'm fine too. She said maybe switch focus not to losing weight,but to try and build muscle now. I think my problem is that I'm too hard on myself, I expect to fix myself in a day or week. I need to try and remind myself to look at how far I've come since I was 17. Not on how I'm not where I want to be. I need to Jeep reminding myself that this is a journey, not a *fix*. There will be good days and bad days. Days I feel like I'm *owning* everything and days where I feel like a fat mess. But God is right there by my side the whole time, through thick and thin. I need to remember to look to Him for my strength, not my will power. And not stress over every little detail....
Last Edit: Apr 16, 2016 12:30:49 GMT -5 by windyindy
Sounds like your mama has some good advice for you. I hope you can be an overcomes in the areas you struggle with. Focusing on health and not stressing about a few pounds will be good. You may be able to let go of those pounds once you relax a little.
msjongg: Just wondering... Are rice noodles on plan?
Nov 15, 2016 15:37:21 GMT -5
queen: Probably a good idea to start a topic asking about it. Generally, I think they want you to use the whole grains rather than something made from brown rice flour, but maybe there's more to know about it.
Nov 17, 2016 0:11:45 GMT -5
queen: Got a notice that the THM website is having a big cyber-Monday sale and are offering a couple new items. They have also introduced flat rate shipping. Time to stock up on that Gentle Sweet.
Nov 27, 2016 23:40:42 GMT -5
mamaj123: what supplements are recommended on plan? I believe they talk about it in the original book, but I don't have mine right now
Dec 5, 2016 16:50:34 GMT -5
queen: Depends on what you are looking to do. Can you start a topic about it?
Dec 8, 2016 14:15:13 GMT -5
beachmommy: Thank you peacenjoy!
Feb 24, 2017 16:50:25 GMT -5
marmee: Confused about how to ask a question...
Mar 27, 2017 15:22:47 GMT -5
marmee: Sorry to be such an... Older woman but I'm not abl to figure out how to use the forum. I have been able to read a few posts.
Apr 4, 2017 6:40:01 GMT -5
marmee: One question: if I have early morning coffee with coconut oil ( or if I choose cream) are they considered a snack, should I wait 3 hours before eating? If I eat an S meal soon there after am I ok? Would that be a problem if I eat an E meal soon after?
Apr 4, 2017 6:41:55 GMT -5
queen: You can post here if you like. But you can start a post by entering a forum (any of the linked titles above this shouting box). Once you are in the forum, you should see a "Create Thread" link in the title bar. Click that to get a posting screen.
Apr 5, 2017 16:30:19 GMT -5
queen: If you eat an S meal within an hour of your oil/cream coffee, it is all considered the same meal. Otherwise, you need to wait the 3 hours.
Apr 5, 2017 16:31:29 GMT -5
cat31: Is this an active forum? All the posts I see are old.
Apr 25, 2017 9:51:16 GMT -5
queen: There are a few people who check in here and there.
Apr 27, 2017 16:49:41 GMT -5
abbinrmal: Can someone point me to bulk recipe for the trimmacino?
Aug 16, 2017 12:02:42 GMT -5
bfiddles: Can someone tell me what the heck is up this the Membership site? Specifically the menu builder. They made changes and I'm finding it extremely difficult to use! Anyone else? Recipes used to be alphabetical but not anymore. How do you find recipes???
Apr 2, 2018 17:09:40 GMT -5
timberlinemomma: hey is there any favorite NSI sweatpants meals that anyone would like to share? I am a newbie and would like this to be easy peasy no special ingredients other than the things I have in my fridge and cupboards that are on plan but not NSI. Thank you!!
Oct 26, 2018 13:00:17 GMT -5
auntchocolate: I have a question i am still confused about crossover meals how exactly do i incorporate them and how often ?
Dec 2, 2019 1:09:22 GMT -5
queen: If you are in weight loss mode, you avoid them. Maybe throw in one or two a month if you aren't losing well. It can help to shake things up and get losses started again.
Feb 17, 2020 11:06:32 GMT -5