I was asked after my PCOS Awareness post if I struggle with weight and heart issues. Yes, I most certainly do. After seeing my doctor three weeks ago, I was urged to lose some weight because I was considered overweight based on my BMI. At 5’4 and 1/2, I weighed 160 lbs at the time. I now weigh 148 lbs. My doctor wants me at 120 lbs, but that’s not going to happen. 130 lbs is the lowest I’ll go because anything lower than that might make me look sickly. 🙅🏾♀️👀
As far as my heart, PCOS has affected my mitral valve prolapse which is mild to severe. I do find myself struggling with excessive fatigue, palpitations, chest pain and shortness of breath which can be a pain at times. Still, I push through it because I have a life to live, responsibilities to take care of and dreams to chase. Diet, exercise and medication has been a big help to me because it keeps me balanced for the most part. 👌🏾
PCOS no doubt affects certain parts of my life, but it doesn’t affect my outlook on life.
Until next time…