I need Endo and PCOS advice!

Kimberly - posted on 08/26/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

3

18

1

I have PCOS and endometriosis. I've been through 1 surgery already. My husband and I have decided we are not going to have any more children. I want to lose weight and am having a really hard time in doing so. I have been told I should consider a hysterectomy. Thoughts on that surgery and how can one lose weight? I eat right and work out almost every day.

2 Comments

View replies by

Kimberly - posted on 08/26/2014

3

18

1

No it was not a dr, just someone with medical background. I have a followup appointment with my Dr. in Sept, and he has said something about it as something to consider but I'll know more in Sept.

Well- I had a blood panel ran and found that I have a gluten intolerance, so I am trying to be as much GF as possible. I don't eat a lot of carbs. If i eat any pasta anymore it is GF...I don't eat bread anymore. I eat a lot of protein, fresh fruits and veggies. I eat simple snacks like greek yogurt, cheese sticks, veggies, fruits, sometimes I eat GF pretzels/crackers usually either by themselves or with a GF dip. As for my workouts... I workout almost every day doing the new PIYO by Chalene Johnson, I run/walk, I lift weights and do core work. I don't do all of that every day, but some combo most every day.

Guest - posted on 08/26/2014

460

0

26

Did a doctor recommend the hysterectomy? I find that odd, as usually women GAIN weight after a hysterectomy, and they also have a more difficult time losing weight and building muscle because of the hormonal imbalance created by the hysterectomy. I would not recommend a hysterectomy to anyone who didn't absolutely need one.

What are you doing to improve your health now? What is your diet like? What physical activities are you doing each day? Perhaps there is something you are doing that is working against something else, but it is hard to tell without more info.

For example, a lot of people cut calories and start working out, but they don't pay attention to which calories they cut and what kind of exercise they are doing. If you eat a lot of carbs and only do strengthening exercises, you will keep gaining weight, or fail to lose weight. If you eat a lot of carbs, focus on cardio workouts, if you want to strength train, eat more protein, but don't neglect cardio all together, you'll still need to lose the fat to see the beautiful muscle underneath.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms