I'm looking for some advice really..
I have always been a lot bigger on my bottom half, pear shaped, but it seems to be a bit more of an enhanced pear! What's frustrating is I have a tiny waist and flat stomach, but massive bum thighs, calves and cankles but small bony feet. And finding jeans that fit nice is as close to impossible as pigs flying. It started really when I hit puberty, around 13/14.
I never really cared about my shape until I got to about 16 and I got bullied for having 'tree trunk' legs and so on. Mum and dad don't have a single body issue and that has helped a lot because it just means i have less pressure around the subject.
About a year and a half ago I had huge pains in my lower right abdomen which although initially the docs thought was my appendix was later diagnosed after tests and internal ultrasounds that it was in fact PCOS causing all this.
I have dieted and nothing worked and I now just without any intentions for weight loss I eat 'right' - healthily but treats too and I also go to the gym and run three times a week. Ive never been able to shift any weight no matter what I do, even doing the body coach (Joell Wicks). In a more desperate attempt I signed up to sugar free Feb this year for cancer research- I found the challenge amazing and I cut out all refined sugar and made more meals from scratch .. but I managed to gain 2 lbs doing it.. I ate less and gained I didn't understand at all.
So now I'm looking for others helpful tips and advice and stories, if you've got PCOS how have you lost weight?! I've seen some people with PCOS have insulin resistance, could this be something I'm struggling against without knowing?
Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated, thank you ❤️