Diary of a Fat Girl

Listen To Your Doctor’s Advice!

A phenomenon has occurred!

In my desperate attempt to conquer Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), I would resort to many things to regulate my menstrual cycle. I switched to whole grains, added supplements, and eliminated meats from my diet. I even consulted a physician who prescribed birth control pills while I was planning for pregnancy!

I thought vegetarianism was working for my cycle regulation and blamed my lack of a cycle on the fast food I had once or twice that month. Mass-produced meat was only half to blame. One factor that I did not consider (and maybe it was because I refused to see it or was unaware that it played that big of a role) was my sugar intake. Studies have been done on this topic, and a woman’s sugar level in her body could play a role in having PCOS. I just shrugged it off and thought, “More whole grains!”

As a sugar addict, I refuse to give up my chocolate bars and ice cream. Even my attempt with the 17 day diet was an utter fail during my PMS phase.

Recently, my husband and I had the honor of his daughters’ seven-week visit this summer. We look forward to it every year, and one that takes a toll on our pocketbook when these girls are in their growth spurts. As it is, our youngest became a woman, and both girls grew out of their clothes and shoes by the end of their visit. Due to the strains on our wallets, we had to buy cheap and ration our food. That meant very few snack items, including my sugary sweets. It also meant that we were back to eating meat; hot dogs, hamburgers, and bologna. Yep! All processed meats and much cheaper to feed a household of four than vegetarian meals.

So, if I was back to eating meat, then why am I cycling regularly now? The answer was a significant reduction in my sugar intake. It’s been a week since our sad goodbyes to our beautiful darlings, and I still cycled this month.

Is it that easy? Just cut out the sugar altogether, and then I will be able to get pregnant? Can I do that?

I seriously need to find a new addiction!