Dear fellow 30BaDers,
4 months ago, I wrote a long discussion on how I wanted to be off supplements and 100% LFRV by December 2011. I also wanted to get my period naturally without the use of meds, herbs, vitamin supplements etc.
Well, I just want to say that if anyone has ever told you PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) has no cure, you can use me as an example. I for years have been struggling with finding a natural "cure" for this problem. After getting my period NATURALLY on March, I have realized I finally found it:
~Exercise (lots... I used to be sedentary; now I CRAVE the gym and exercise!)
~Love and positive vibrations
~~meditation has done wonders for me too!
Although I have fallen back to some cooked food (grains, starchy veggies, and fried starchy root veggies have decided to pull a Trojan Horse Surprise Attack, but I will prevail!!) I have come back from Ghana with a new perspective on food, and to be honest, fruit quality over there is a lot better, but this further inspires me to just eat lotsa fruit and veggies, study harder, work harder, exercise harder, and just GO HARDER in life to achieve my goals--to get what I want for me.
All of this time, I have been depriving myself of the good stuff, thinking there was something wrong with me or that I didn't deserve it. Well, I deserve sleep, carbs, water, fitness, and love from my surroundings and from a loving partner. It's okay to do my body good, and it's not my problem if other people choose to be miserable and want me to be the same. I choose to be happy.
I have learned that in order to be in peace with oneself, one must be honest... and assertive. I assert my own rights to a happy and healthy life.
Do you? :)
P.S. I am not 100% raw yet, but the fact I have gotten myself out of this supplement addiction (honestly, that's how I felt... used to take like almost more than a dozen pills daily!) makes me super happy. Now onto to the next step. These flight of stairs don't scare me.
P.P.S. Bananas are your friends; I couldn't have done it without them! :D Ok, going to bed early!
I was on birth control as well since I was 16, 'til around 18. I am now about to be 21. The doc originally put me on Yasmin, but I got severely depressed and had other side effects from the pill, including incredible weight gain, intense mood swings and anger outbursts, and bad sleep. I was then put on a lower dosage, Yaz, but that didn't help much. My hormonal imbalance got worse; the damage to my body was done. For me personally I refuse to go on any contraceptive because of my own horror stories with them, but if they are working for you at the moment, then do what's best for you. I know what a relief it is to know when you get your cycle. For me, I have gotten really in tune with my body and have figured out the symptoms of me getting my period, as I get extremely tired a week or two before.
I have faith in you, girl. Just make sure to not stress about this too much (I know, easier said than done; heck, I stress about it a bit too), sleep at decent hours (no later than 12am), EXERCISE!!!!, carb up, and drink as much water as your body craves. I personally drink a liter to two liters before breakfast, right after I brush my teeth! ...Just be consistent and give it time. Love your body, and she will love you. <3
Let me know if you need help in anything!