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Dear Loved Ones… This Is How Living With PCOS Makes Me Feel

Dear Loved Ones… This Is How Living With PCOS Makes Me Feel

I often feel the need to speak up and share my feelings regarding my diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) because there is not a loud enough voice for all of us who have it.  I want you to understand the struggle and difficulty it can be to be a woman with PCOS.  I know that listening or reading about a disorder that involves “lady parts” can sometimes be a deterrent for some and they shut off right away.  My…

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A Beautiful Space Makes a Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Space Makes a Beautiful Mind

I’ve been a bit absent about keeping up with my blog as I took some time to wrap my head around many things that all seemed to jump out at me at once. I’m still on hiatus as per my chiropractor with my running and most of my ability to workout. That hit me fairly hard as it’s been part of my regular routine for so very long. With that came A TON of anxiety over my weight, my loss…

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One Step At A Time… Acceptance Through Uncertainty

One Step At A Time… Acceptance Through Uncertainty

For a long time, I followed this “journey to a better me” attitude.  I did it online.  I did it for accountability.  I did it for my health.  In fact, this has been going on in some form or another since 2011.  It’s been six years and two pregnancies of updates.  I’ve had a lot of cheerleaders along the way. It’s easy when you feel successful.  When isn’t it easy?  When you don’t feel things are working as they should….

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At The Start Line

At The Start Line

All the runners are waiting at the start line. We’re all lined up in our respective pace intervals.  My headphones are in as I try to get into the zone.  We sneak in one last selfie… it’s of me, my sister, and my cousin.  I grab a squeeze of my best friend and tell her I’ll catch up to her later.  It’s just another race closer to reaching my goal of a half marathon.  The countdown begins… 10 seconds to…

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Roadblock Or Detour?

Roadblock Or Detour?

There will always be the ever elusive roadblock in life that turns your world upside down.  I thought I had mine last year… not that you only get one roadblock but I thought that life would at least try to give me a breather for only a moment.  It took me a while to turn myself around and live life again the way that I wanted to.  When you live with a chronic illness a lot of times things are…

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The #YouMattertoMe Project

The #YouMattertoMe Project

Let me tell you a bit about myself.  I grew up being the quiet one.  I was the one who could be a complete goof with my family but to the outside world, I appeared more serious.  I was always the one who seemed older than my age.  I was and still am a deep thinker. .. an over thinker.  I’m an observer.  I think the quiet ones always are.  Do you know what happens when you are an observer? …

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My Life: Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

My Life: Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

At 39, I’ve had more than 21 years of experience with the effects of PCOS on my body. My experience may differ slightly with others who also have PCOS because it’s just one of those conditions that effect people differently. This is my daily routine and it has become my norm. I don’t even think twice about it because it’s how I live. How does it differ with that of someone who doesn’t have PCOS? Let’s see if you can…

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The Perils Of Being A Patient With PCOS

The Perils Of Being A Patient With PCOS

Imagine a doctor tells you that there is something wrong with your body.  The doctor proceeds to share with you that the problem you have is genetic, there is no cure, and he has no idea how to really help you.  What he knows he read about in a paragraph on his own in one of his medical books.  He also tells you  that you may never have the opportunity to have children.  You MAY be able to ease some…

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Lighting the spark

Lighting the spark

What does it take to get you to be the best version of you? Is something holding you back? Did you decide to start with a goal in mind? What made you start? Do you need encouragement to move forward? Where does the encouragement come from? Can you do it alone? What’s stopping you?? I faced my own battles for years. I definitely could not have started it on my own. What was my motivation? I wanted a baby… really…

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Logically and Unequivocally Me

Logically and Unequivocally Me

There are days were I wonder why I write and share these things.  It’s not because I’m brave.  I certainly don’t want to feel vulnerable.  I do it because it’s an outlet.  It’s a way for me to get out the words that I can’t say.  Well then why do I do it in a public forum?  Maybe it’s the hope that I can help others.  Maybe it’s so I feel like people can understand me better.  I’ve been on…

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