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So I'm CD 3, the only thing keeping me from giving up is knowing I can try again this cycle. I have 20 ovulation strips waiting to be peed on & two pregnancy tests waiting. If I'm not pregnant by February I just want to stop tracking & see what happens. It will be 7 months of ttc. Anyway, this is my niece Maddie, who is one of my loves of my lifes. She's three & I just adorable her. Everyday she tells her mom she wants to see me & uncle Peyton. ( my fiancee. ) She & her siblings make me want a baby so much more. #ttcsisters #ttccommunity #infertility #pcos #ttcjourney #fertility #ovulation #infertilitysucks #tryingtoconceive #bfp #pregnancy #baby #ivfsisters #iui #opk #secondaryinfertility #bfn #ttcbaby #love #pcosawareness #ttchelp #pcoscysters #infertilityawareness
Scoffing the eggs this morning. I can’t tell you how little I fancy eggs but I can’t ignore their nutritional value. When we redesign the world can we please make cake a nutritional powerhouse instead? Ummm, caaaake. P.S. I had an accident with the seeds, but I couldn’t pick them off egg to put back in the packet.
I have PCOS. For years I've had PCOS which went undiagnosed. For years I was fatshamed and told to eat less because regardless of eating clean and working out, my body decided to become insulin resistant. For years I was taught to be ashamed of the hyperpigmentation on my face and my neck because that shit needed concealer and a buttload of colour corrector to fix because hello, ew? For years I learnt to be conscious of the hair on my arms and my body because girls were supposed to be as hairless as naked molerats. PCOS is scary. One moment you look fine and everything feels normal. Next moment your periods disappear. You notice the dark patch of skin on your face and see your once flat belly no longer flat. Your hormones start playing games with you. You're told that you have stronger chance of diabetes, heart disease, depression, anxiety, that you won't get pregnant, that you'll have a miscarriage because that is what the stats suggest. You start to notice the hair on your head thinning and bald patches appearing before your own eyes while you stand clasping clumps of hair in your hand. You're there, earth shattering beneath you. Helpless, clueless, broken, but not alone. You are never alone. 1 in 10 women have PCOS and many like me go undiagnosed for long periods of time. PCOS has no cure. Girls like me can shove a bunch of pills down and hope we don't get too nauseous or sick from all the side effects. But let me tell you a little something about us. Girls like me live bold and free knowing we may never have kids or lose our kids because of multiple miscarriages. Girls like me are strong. Girls like me are fearless and ready to take on life regardless of circumstances. My PCOS has taught me the act of self love and no one can make me feel otherwise. So go on and make fun of my weight and the scars on my body and tell me about what else I should try in order to fit into my wedding dress because plus size brides are ew hello? I have PCOS and I am amazing ❤️ Photo credit : Luthful Plabon Photography #PCOSawareness
The snow has arrived here. 😍🎄⛄️ So we huddled up with a Smoothie Bowl under the covers, before bedtime. ♥️ Night owls, checking out! Goodnight! 💤
“Do something tonight, to help yourself out tomorrow.“ This quote from one of my favorite bloggers, Kate from @k8_smallthings , has always stuck with me. What does it mean? It means before you go to bed, do one thing that will help future you out tomorrow. Fold a basket of laundry, empty the dishwasher, leave yourself a motivational quote on a post it note. Do what ever will make you happy tomorrow. Even though I’d love to say I’ve followed this advice every single night, I haven’t. But I do try. Especially on Sundays. There’s something about starting a fresh week that I just love. Everything’s a clean slate. Nothing bad matters anymore from the week before. It’s a fresh start.There’s a lot of things you can do to help yourself out tonight for tomorrow. It can be big, it can be small. It can be physical or it can be emotional. So why am I posting this extremely raw and unflattering photo of dishes drying in my kitchen sink at 10pm? Because that was my thing for tonight. I want to start off a good week. And something I know that helps me to feel motivated, is waking up to something clean. I’m tired. I have a headache. And the dog won’t stop having an allergy attack. But I repeated that quote to myself. And I decided to spend 15 minutes cleaning up the rest of the kitchen from dinner. And guess what? I feel better. So go do something tonight, to help yourself out tomorrow. -k.
Today I feel defeated once again. My specialist was so unorganised today. She had read my notes but hadn't gotten notes from my previous surgeon. She didn't believe me when I said my Endometriosis was out of hand, she barely believed that I had it and then she continued to tell me that the endometriosis would NEVER cause me day to day pain and that it was a total exaggeration. She sent me away to get bloods done and she's requested my paper work from my surgeon and then "wants to go from there." After that she looked up my scans and lining and mapped my periods and continued to tell me that I will never have children naturally because I don't ovulate. I left her office distraught with all of her comments and opinions. I just want my notes to hurry up and prove her wrong. I'm so sick of feeling insane 💔 I feel defeated and disappointed. #endomakeyourselfaware #endometriosis #endo #endoqueen #pcosawareness #pcos #polycysticovariansyndrome #chronicpain #chronicillness #disappointment
Today I feel defeated once again. My specialist was so unorganised today. She had read my notes but hadn't gotten notes from my previous surgeon. She didn't believe me when I said my Endometriosis was out of hand, she barely believed that I had it and then she continued to tell me that the endometriosis would NEVER cause me day to day pain and that it was a total exaggeration. She sent me away to get bloods done and she's requested my paper work from my surgeon and then "wants to go from there." After that she looked up my scans and lining and mapped my periods and continued to tell me that I will never have children naturally because I don't ovulate. I left her office distraught with all of her comments and opinions. I just want my notes to hurry up and prove her wrong. I'm so sick of feeling insane 💔 I feel defeated and disappointed. #endomakeyourselfaware #endometriosis #endo #endoqueen #pcosawareness #pcos #polycysticovariansyndrome #chronicpain #chronicillness #disappointment
Follicle study tomorrow morning. Here’s hoping the Femara did it’s thing!
So this past week was both very exciting and scary. On Thursday, my endocrinologist gave me the new Freestyle Libre CGM. NO MORE FINGER POKES TO TEST MY BLOOD SUGAR! Life changing! Now, Saturday I experienced a low blood sugar unlike any experience I’ve ever had. I was going to pass out. I thought I was done. It just kept dropping and dropping and I couldn’t seem to stop it. Worst feeling I’ve EVER had. Still trying to recover.
That remix tho 🎶🤣 Day 10 #TisTheSeasonToGetSEXY 💋 Someone is feeling herself 😈 Prolessa has me feeling so lean 🔥 Random fact about me: I absolutely LOVE music and dancing but I have two left feet 🤦🏻‍♀️ so dancing is left exclusively behind closed doors 💃🏻 ⠀ Looking to start your journey? I got you 😉 ↖️Link in bio Join our tribe 💟 #HerbaGirlsDoItBEST💚
Been wanting to try these for a long time, couldn’t believe the local grocery store had them! Pretty good but considering the price I’ll stick to paleo pancake mix, these weren’t all that different. • • • • • #healthyliving #healthychoices #healthylife #healthylifestyle #healthandfitness #healthymom #healthymama #healthyforbaby #motivation #determination #pcos #pcosmotivation #pcoswarrior #pcosdiet #pcosawareness #pcoshealth #pcosweightloss #insulinresistance #paleo
If getting pregnant is a struggle, or if you suffer from some form of infertility or another, or if you are simply planning to get pregnant, you might want to take a closer look at the foods you aren’t eating. Check out 16 fertility superfoods that could better your fertility odds at @fertilitysuperfood . #ivf #infertility #miraclebaby #iui #icsi #getpregnant #cysts #pcosfighter #dealingwithinfertility #infertilitysucks #ovaries #pcossupport #polysysticovariansyndrome #pcos #pcoswarrior #ttc #life #love #polycysticovarysyndrome #ttcwithpcos #curepcos #fertilityproblems #pcossucks #pcoscysters #pcosfacts #pcosproblems #pcosfriendly #pcosawareness #infertilityhope #infertilityjourney
Nothing holds you back more than your own insecurities. I’ll never say that completing a workout program was easy or breaking habits is fun. But do you know what is wonderful and enjoyable? Choosing yourself every single day before anything else. Its not selfish, its necessary. But I don’t do it alone and that is what has made all the difference in the world. Each month I’m working with women who have similar goals and a kickass drive to become happier and healthier. . Why wait until January 1st to chase your goals? Why not start choosing yourself NOW? Learning how to quiet that voice that kept trying to take me off course or discourage me has made all the difference. I stopped saying tomorrow and started saying TODAY. I learned how to quit picking myself apart in the mirror and how to start loving myself through my journey. I have learned that I am SO freakin worth it. . No more hiding under baggy sweaters. No more avoiding cameras during the holiday get togethers. No more being self conscious while New Years Eve shopping. . If you’ve ever wondered what this community is like and what my virtual bootcamps look like, I am inviting YOU to join my virtual bootcamp prep party THIS Tuesday! I’ll be sharing all of the details of my monthly accountability groups in a private Facebook group, no strings attached. I’ll be answering ALL of your questions about the cost, the workout programs, the accountability, and SO much more. . All you have to do is click the link in my bio or send me a private message to request access to this private Facebook group and I will get in touch with you ASAP. Please don’t wait until the New Year to put yourself first, I will always regret waiting until then and not starting sooner 💕
Had a lovely weekend in Blackpool with @johnny12gage @danbryant7 @jennilowe for the boys to do their snorkelling with sharks (they’re in the cage behind us 😬), the Blackpool tower, sights, food, coffee and booze followed by a long snowy journey home 😁
Sometimes God takes you on a journey you didn’t know you needed to bring you everything you ever wanted 💫 #ForeverGrateful #HerbalifeDidThat 👆🏻 I want to be your coach 😻 Let’s walk into 2018 on the journey to SEXY and HEALTHY 💋 Ask me how 🙌🏻 ⠀ Looking to start your journey? I got you 😉 ↖️Link in bio Join our tribe 💟 #HerbaGirlsDoItBEST💚
burgers and cheese and carbs, oh my!😋 . . brown rice pasta was the perfect pairing to my grass fed sirloin burger. no guilt in sight🧐 carbs can be really scary with PCOS but they really don’t have to be! it’s just about finding the right carbs that work for your body. brown rice pasta works for me, for some people it doesn’t, don’t compare to anyone else. focus on what works for YOU! . . mac and cheese is actually one of my favorite comfort foods, what’s one of yours?✨ . . . #nutritionaltherapy #healthcoach #iinsession #iin #integrativenutrition #realfoodheals #wholefoods #nutritionisteats #holistichealth #organichealth #macrodieting #micronutrients #fuelyourbody #wellnessblog #healthcoachlife #eatwelllivewell  #healthyfit #iinhealthcoach #healthjourney #holisticnutrition #mindbodysoul #intuitiveeating #paleoish #nutrientdense #guthealth #nutrivore #avocadolove #nourishthebody #eatfit #livewellrae
Wednesday I will be Selling bags of pcos support tea. 20$ bag +2$ s&h You can pre-order now via PayPal My tea will contain a base of Vitex/chasteberry and Saw palmetto!💚 @ Melanielasheeluna @gmail.com #pcosawareness #healer #wisewomanswork #pcos #medicinewoman
Why "eat the rainbow"? 🌈 The color of fruits and vegetables represents their own unique phytochemicals which help us fight off disease. 🍅 Red: contains lycopene which keeps our hearts healthy 🍆Purple/Blue: contain anthocyanin which protects cells from damage 🍋 Yellow/Orange: contain carotenoids important for eye health 🌱 Green: contains carotenoids, indoles and saponins which all have anti-cancer properties 🍄 White: contain allicin which is antiviral and antifungal Have you tried rainbow collard wraps with garlic turmeric hummus? Recipes for both are on my blog. #EatTheRainbow
I had my 3 month check-up on Friday. I wasn't sure I'd make it because traffic to Dallas was insane! I was not looking forward to this appointment because it was a big one. Buttt the only thing my doctor gave me was a high five because I've been doing awesome (according to her charts)! I have more days lately where I struggle than where I thrive but that high five meant the world to me and make the struggle worth it. Down 12 pounds and have a new goal for my check-up in April. She also told me I have skinny ankles...the only thing that's skinny. #pcos #lifewithpcos #pcossucks #pcosawareness #endocrinology #highfive #lifeinprogress #workinprogress #lifestylechange #skinnyankles
Everywhere I go 💁🏻‍♀️ It’s my lifestyle #TotallyNormal 😜 #MyHealthyObsession I used to be extremely addicted to soda guys! It was bad 🙈 I could easy go thru a 2L bottle a day. Anywhere we would go, I would order coke. I would NEVER drink water, it was bad 🤦🏻‍♀️ I never thought I would fall in love with tea, I have never been a tea fan. But it taste so amazing and made me feel so good, I fell in love! I learned how to replace my soda addiction with tea and aloe. At first people used to think I was obsessed and “embarrassing” only ordering water and making my tea. But then I explain that im burning 80 to 100 calories per cup AND saving money by NOT buying the sugar filled soda 🙌🏻 It’s all about your priorities 😻 #GOALdigger ⠀ Looking to start your journey? I got you 😉 ↖️Link in bio Join our tribe 💟 #HerbaGirlsDoItBEST💚
My skin has been really up and down lately... lucky for me I live by the beach so I have been making a conscious effort to surf or swim every couple of days. The salty cold water seems to really help my acne (particularly my back and chest). I also use @paulaschoiceau body spray. It makes my skin a little bit itchy when I first used it but doesn’t seem to itch so much now 🙌🙌 What do you find works well for body acne? Is it helpful if I post before and after a of my skin? 💘 #soulcysters . . . . #pcos #pcosawareness #pcosfighter #ttc #pcoswarrior #ttcsisters #pcosawarenessmonth #infertility #1in10 #ttcwithpcos #pcossupport #pcosweightloss #infertilityawareness #pcoscysters #fightlikeagirl #iweartealforme #ttcjourney #pcosdiet #cyster #polycysticovariansyndrome #pcossucks #ttccommunity #nevergiveup #metformin #acne #cysterhood #fightpcos #facesofinfertility #bacne
Life is all about balance. Me too. Sometimes Sleep, sometimes Salsa Clubs, sometimes Yoga, sometimes Raves. 80/20 peeps!⠀ .⠀ 👉🏼 I break my skincare routine into 3 chunks: Food, Fitness, Facecare. I call it the 3F's of Beauty. You'll call it a game-changer! Discover more at naturallyradiantskin.com⠀ .⠀ #FoodFitnessFacecare #LiveLifeInsideOut #RulesOfRadiance
🎶🎵All I want for Christmas...is yooouuuu....🎶🎵 ..to feel as good as I feel! 😜 . Honestly...if you are going to do something for yourself this Christmas, or are planning on changing your lifestyle over the New Year...I say do it! . One year ago that is what I did...and it has been the best gift that keeps on giving! ❤️ . Life is too short to have low self esteem, low confidence, and to lack self love! . So why not make 2018 the year you fall in love with...you!? . My January accountability group is an exciting one because it’s my 1 year month! 🎈🎈 . So the first 3 challengers get a beautiful day planner for organizing, meal planning, etc! . I’ve got big goals for my own health, my business, and MY life...and I’d loooove to help you with YOUR goals too! 🤜🏼🤛🏼 . Comment with your favourite heart emoji for more info! 👇🏼
Cup shaking 🍵 G O A L slaying ✨ L I F E changing 🔥 Purpose driven C O A C H 💫 #TeaTime . Thank you @mom.health.love for my new mug 😻 I absolutely love it! Describes us perfectly 💁🏻‍♀️ #WeChangeLives ⠀ Looking to start your journey? I got you 😉 ↖️Link in bio Join our tribe 💟 #HerbaGirlsDoItBEST💚
I try to do every day looks but today came out bold and brighter than I intended. . . . . . #elfcosmetics #greeneyes #green #christmas #holidaymakeup #eyeshadowtutorial #eyebrows #natural #nofilter #nofoundation #bold #wingedliner #hirsutism #pcosawareness #womenshave
Bueno dentro de lo malo que ha sido el resto de comidas ya que no las considero perfectas, ya sea por el número de Kcal totales diarias o el balance de macros, más o menos me he mantenido relativamente cerca del objetivo. Sin embargo, último día.... me he reservado hasta hoy para comer alguna cosa chunga de todas las que hay y he elegido esto, un gofre de pistacho y un muffin de nutella. Os digo la verdad? No merece la pena! 👎🏻 ver tantos sitios de comida y de dulces provoca unas ganas que no existen y te llevan a comer p*ta mierda. Me he comido un tercio de gofre y un par de bocaos del muffin. Os juro que llevo el resto en la mochila 😢 mañana se lo endoso a alguien 😂 yo solo queria probarlos jajaja #sindromedeovariopoliquistico #fitness #pcosawareness #fitspiration #pcosweightlossjourney #fatal
Un poco de resumen de las comidas en Amsterdam: ensaladas cutres del McDonald's, ensaladas del super, desayunos contundentes y alguna comida fuera en el chino, bol de sopa con cerdo y noodles. Y encima entrenamiento chungo, con menos peso de lo habitual porque mis maletas no pesaban tanto como las mancuernas... cuantos Kg habre engordado???? 😩😩😩😩😩😩💩💩 @oswalcamo la semana que viene mejor 😭😞💪🏻 #travelblog #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #sindromedeovariopoliquistico #fitness #pcosawareness #fitspiration #fitnessjourney #pcosweightlossjourney
I'm so ready for this appointment today! Let's hope it's not a dis-appointment.. 😂 But in all seriousness, I am so nervous. I have my last experience hindering my excitement. What if they write me off again? What if I'm still melodramatic? I wouldn't cope with this not going well. I've fought for over 2 years to be seen and taken seriously. Wish me all the luck please! Any last lot of encouragement or advice on what to do or say to get them to listen would be extremely appreciated! I'll fill you in on the deets when I'm done 🌟 #endoqueen #endometriosis #endo #pcosawareness #pcos #polycysticovariansyndrome #chronicillness #chronicallyill #obgyn #specialist #outpatient #nervous #nerves #hopingforamiracle 🌟
I usually talk about this stuff on my @cysts_and_chronicbits gram but I'm also talking about it here today. I have an extremely important specialist appointment that I have had to fight for and its taken over 2 years to finally get this far. My last experience with an outpatient specialist was awful, I was 19 and completely written off as a melodramatic teenage girl who was too stubborn for my own good. Today I have to be strong and I have to fight my way through and get what I want out of it. I'm a nervous wreck, but I CAN do this and I WILL win this time. Here's to hoping they agree to put me under the knife again and sort this mess of a body out ✌ #nerves #nervous #chronicillness #chronicpain #endometriosis #endo #endomakeyourselfaware #pcosawareness #polycysticovariansyndrome #pcos #obgyn #outpatient #hopingforamiracle 🌟
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Seriously what I need to hear today.
Pizza har aldrig skadet nogen, og slet ikke på en søndag, og så endda med dressing 🙈😅 jeg vender hele tiden tilbage til denne pizzabund, fordi den minder om den traditionelle med mel. Forskellen er bare at denne er lavet af 6 æg, en håndfuld revet ost og lidt oregano: PCOS-venlig og helt vildt lækker, så lækker at @mikael_odder også foretrækker den fremfor den traditionelle bund 😍
This is from one of my family sessions yesterday... seriously, I can’t get over his chubby little cheeks!! 😍❤️ #kelsiwallacephoto
I have been wanting to try one of these for the past week. When better to eat it then after having eaten out my last three meals, two of which were ehhh Homemade Açaí Bowl with tart cherries, banana, raspberries, apple juice and topped with coconut, almond butter, and dark chocolate. Next time will add my protein powder for sure. • • • • • #healthyliving #healthychoices #healthylife #healthylifestyle #healthandfitness #healthymom #healthymama #healthyforbaby #motivation #determination #pcos #pcosmotivation #pcoswarrior #pcosdiet #pcosawareness #pcoshealth #pcosweightloss #insulinresistance #acaibowl #vegan
New blog post just went up all about why strength training can help fight PCOS and my top 5 tips for beginners (link in bio). 💪🏻 (Yes I did risk pneumonia for this shot but #priorities) 💪🏻 💪🏻 💪🏻 #pcosfitfighter #pcos #pcosfitness #pcosweightloss #pcosweightlossjourney #pcossupport #pcosmotivation #pcosawareness #fightpcos #reversepcos #kickpcos #strengthfeed #girlgains #fitfam #girlswholift #ukfitfam #fitspo #insulinresistance #weightlifting #strengthtraining #resistancetraining #strength #fitness #weights
Good morning, Lady Bosses! Did you know in addition to recognizing the importance of drinking water is knowing there are more optimum times to drink it? Studies show the following to be most beneficial! **Drinking water right after waking up can activate your internal organs! That's right! The whole body needs to wake up properly! **Drinking one glass a half-hour before a meal aids in digestion. **One glass before bathing helps lower blood pressure. **One glass before going to bed avoids the likelihood of a stroke or heart attack. So next time you go to reach for a glass of water, think of all the benefits and remember to keep in mind how you can maximize its effectiveness! Good health to you! Enjoy! Dr. Kimberly Jean M.D. (See linked bio) bit.ly/ContactDrJean #revitajuve #hormonesupport #bioidentical #hormonesuck #ageless #agelessbeauty #endometriosis #endosucks #endo #pcos #pcoswarrior #pcosawareness #adrenalfatigue #antiagingmedicine #functionalmedicine
Rise & shine✨ Let’s catch up 😜 I hope everyone’s weekend has been magical && your Sunday is the extra cherry on top 😘 #HappySunday ⠀ Looking to start your journey? I got you 😉 ↖️Link in bio Join our tribe 💟 #HerbaGirlsDoItBEST💚
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” — Buddha
Goji Berry Much. 30 Days PCOS Challenge - Day 14. @pcosfighterindonesia . Traveling is tricky when you are on a clean eating challenge, especially if you go to a city famous for its food like Padang. Thank god i packed lotsa dried Goji Berry for snacks. A yummy punch of vitamins and antioxidants! . #pcos #pcosindonesia #pcosdiet #pcossupport #pcosdiary #pcosfacts #fightpcos #pcosawareness #pcosinfo #pcosjourney #pcoswomen #pcosnyanya #pcoswarrior #instafood #foodstagram #dairyfree #glutenfree #plantbased #eatmindfully #healthyeating
Happy S U N D A Y✨First we CHURCH & worship the lord🦋then.... FUSEBALL 🏈 ___________________________________ Many thanks to Kallie for scratching me on “accident”
PCOS is one of the more “silent” diseases for women of cycling age. As many as 30% of menstrual cycling aged women suffer from these “silent” symptoms. PCOS isn’t rare and it certainly isn’t silent is it?! For those of us (me -me-me) who experience this metabolic dysfunction - it can be very disruptive to our daily lives. 🌀Cystic ovaries are not the leading indicator of PCOS- despite what your MD or GYN might tell you. ❇️Insulin resistance ❇️low grade inflammation ❇️cycle irregularities ❇️high androgen levels These are 4 core PCOS symptoms I look for with my patients. 💡One of the lesser know factors is food sensitivities➡️➡️➡️leading to low levels of inflammation that can kick off the imbalances that lead to PCOS. #pcos #pcosweightloss #polycysticovariansyndrome #hormones #gyn #wellness #womenshealth #fertilityawareness
Jumping on the bandwagon - 2007 vs 2017. What disturbs me is I thought I was terribly overweight back then, but now I look back and think I don't suit being so thin. Yes, I'm overweight now, but almost all my weight issues my whole life have been health related: • as a tot I wouldn't eat because I was too busy daydreaming (turns out it was probably my early maladaptive daydreaming) • when I was a teen/early 20s I lost a lot of weight due to stress & depression (& let's not forget the abusive people in my life back then) • my constant weight gain now is due to PCOS and my body being unable to break down insulin. In other words, I CAN'T WIN, haha. However, I don't tell you all this so you feel sorry for me or because I feel like I need to explain my weight, I'm telling you all this because when you just someone on their weight or appearance, you don't know what's going on behind the scenes. Also, in the first picture I'm wearing my first ever Wonder Woman shirt! . . . #2007vs2017 #throwback #nostalgia #weight #weightissues #pcos #pcosawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness