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34 wanna be mum with Polycystic Ovaries

Hello, I am 34 years old, and was finding it hard to get pregnant, so went to docs and they started investigating and said weight is a big factor. So I joined a Free NHS weight loss club called "My Weight Matters" local to me. I started out at 23 stone, and now 19.1 stone, but really struggling to lose any more, I seem to have hit a flat line. I am quite a sporty person, I have swam for years cos I love it, and I recently this year started doing the gym some days instead to mix it up a bit, and even started lifting some weights because someone told me that weight lifting is a great fat burner in certain areas.

One of my big problems is that I have polycystic ovaries, and a thick womb lining which they had to have tested twice to check its not pre-cancerous cells, and they fitted me with the Mirena coil, and gave me Provera, all for hormone balance and put me on Metformin to help with weight loss, but all these do tend to fight against my weight loss. Not to mention the fatty cells I already have created their own eustorgen and unbalance me even more....so I'm fighting a hard battle as you can imagine.

I eat salad and fruit for lunch every day (no chocolate or cakes)

I have 1 hot chocolate drink a day as my treat (options)

I do 30 mins intense exercise every morning (sweating a lot!) plus I have 4kg weights at home I use when sat in front of the TV and do 100 sit-ups every day.

dinners can vary, most the time they are healthy, but I guess I am no saint, as I love my dinners and save all my calories for dinner, I do love baked beans, and tortilla wraps, and all types of meat. I am sure dinner is my biggest downfall, but I have reduced them in size a lot since I started my diet.

I almost feel like I know the issue is my dinners, but I'm just checking to see if anyone has other suggestions that will help me?

If I don't keep losing weight, I have no chance of getting pregnant once they remove the Mirena Coil (which is a contraceptive, but helping level hormones for now) so I need a swift kick up the bum to get me motivated!

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have you tried adding the calories you are having in a day- you can have gain weight or stop loosing weight by eating too little as well as too much, cos your body thinks its being starved so store all the calories to prevent starvation?


Perhaps I should start? I used to keep track of things I ate, but got a bit slack with it...hummmm time to get serious again?


Hi MrsTee34 . Welcome to the forum. I'm sure our fab admin team will be there shortly to point out what you need to know about how things work on here.

Well I can only give you my opinion as a seasoned dieter over the past 30 years! The only thing which works is calorie counting, and it works best if you eat healthily over three meals a day. That doesn't mean you give up everything you love, it may mean they are the occasional treat, but it is really important to spread your meals out and not eat the vast part of your daily calories in the evening.

You could have a look at the Daily Diary to see how other people do this. But you must work out how many calories you need to start with. And although ex excise is good for you, it's only a very small part of weight loss. Restricting calorie intake is far more important. (After all we have lots of people on here with real mobility problems, and they are still losing weight). And don't fall into the trap of eating the calories you "earn"!

You have made a good start by coming here. It is no quick fix, let me warn you, but it certainly does work, as the hundreds of success stories tell, and more importantly, it works longterm.

Good luck!


Hi MrsTee34 and welcome to the weight loss forum.

Well done with losing nearly 4st you have done great. Glad to hear your enjoying lots of different exercise. We are not medically trained here so can not comment on any medications. Have a look on the Daily Diary post to see what otheres are having for their dinners to see if you can pick up some tips to help you. :)

You are invited to join our Newbie Club, where you can meet other new members who are just beginning their weigh loss journeys too. Here's the link for all the information you will need to find your way around the forum:


Write a brief note to introduce yourself to other newbies and I'm sure you'll be making friends, in no time.

Good luck with your first week.

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Hello MrsTee34 and welcome to the forum, 4 stone gone is amazing, well done.

Read all the information that YellowRose has given you and go the BMI calculator and work out your calorie range. Don't be temped to start at the lowest number work somewhere around the middle to higher and keep dropping it a little until you start to loose weight again.

I just wanted to tell you that my Daughter in law was diagnosed with Polycystic overies a few years ago, she was never hugely overweight but did loose a couple of stone. She and my son got married last year and then decided they would try for a family, expecting it to take a while to conceive. It didn't and I am now the proud Nannie of a beautiful 3 month old grandson. Don't give up hope and remember why you are fighting to loose this weight.

Wishing you good luck on you journey :)


Thanks Lucigret, very encouraging words :)

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Hi firstly well done for loosing 4st 👍 you must be feeling better for that also for all the exercise you do so that's brilliant. As others have said I think try calorie counting for a while but include the fact you are exercising as you will need a few more 👍 too few and it has the opposite effect and holds onto weight. Unfortunately we women were given that nice gift as a keep the human race going when food gets short issue that's why we go into starvation mode and stop loosing weight.

Lastly my nephews wife has PCOS was told she had little chance of getting pregnant naturally and at 39 last year had a little girl then suddenly was pregnant again so at 40 is booked in to have a caesarean first week in October.

Good luck lots of people on here use Myfitnesspal app to help log foods etc I just use my Fitbit.😊


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