Advanced search

Positive stories PCOS weight loss in 40's

(2 Posts)
123LiloLill Tue 21-Aug-18 23:34:54

Just that really, I am 42 and have PCOS. I struggle to loose weight. Tell me your positive stories of weight loss with PCOS and what made the difference for you. :-) I am feeling a bit demoralised at the moment. I have been slowly loosing weight since May, gluten free, low sugar, low dairy... cutting it out slowly and not eating too much. I have increased exercise, don the C25K... currently running 5k 3x a week and completed my first trail race event on Sunday. XXX

OP’s posts: |
UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Wed 22-Aug-18 12:09:03

I have PCOS. I have ovarian cysts, hair like a gorilla (I'm only exaggerating a little!), diabetes, liver disease. I've been on Metformin for 10 years, give or take.

I've started to really try to lose weight for the first time recently. I was 18st 13 to start with. I'm down to 16st 8 now, and I'm on track to lose another stone in the next month.

I'm not exercising, really. I cycle to and from work but it's a very short distance so probably not making a difference. I'm counting calories, so eating about 1100-1200 a day. And very low carb; less than 20g. That's really helping with the diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressue and liver disease. I don't know if it's helping directly with the weight loss, but certainly, eating moderate protein and high fat (to replace the carbs) means I don't get terribly hungry, so I'm functioning well on two meals a day.

I'd really recommend having a read of the LCHF bootcamp forum here, it's a great way to kick start weight loss, and once you start seeing the weight falling off, it's very easy to stay motivated!

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in