Since I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 18 and was told by a doctor that I would never be able to have children because of that, I became numb to the idea of being a mother. In the past when I was not ready to have a child, I was happy I could not get pregnant; but now in my 30’s, and married to a wonderful man, I really wish to get pregnant. Frustrated with the weight gained, facial hair and hair loss made me feel extremely lonely, but learning that there are many women out there who are also struggling with the same frustrations helped me realize I am not alone! Finding PCOSdiva.com and learning from the Jumpstart Program has truly changed my life completely.
The results were great! Physically I feel so much better, I’ve been losing more weight since adopting the Diva lifestyle. My husband is very happy and enjoys the food with me. I feel very hopeful about the future. Last year in December I was very stressed, overweight, lost and anxious, this year I feel much better and very confident. During the Jumpstart I felt as if my body was a house that I was starting to clean to welcome a guest. Eating the right foods to nourish my body as well as taking care of my spiritual and emotional health are helping me prepare to possibly one day welcome that special guest (a baby). At this point, I feel very good and hopeful because for the first time in my life I am taking care of me and putting myself first. If I am able to conceive I will be happy, but also if I have to struggle some more or cannot conceive naturally I will be okay.
The results and changes I experienced through the Jumpstart were physical, mental and emotional. I lost 10 lbs at the end of the Jumpstart and have lost another 30 in the last few months; but besides the physical weight, I felt a big painful weight lifted from my shoulders. I was able to face courageously the self-hatred and shame about PCOS that I’ve been carrying with me all these years. By the end of the Jumpstart I felt like I found someone new who I didn’t even know was there all this time! I also felt very hopeful and excited for the future.
Before finding PCOS Diva and completing the Jumpstart I felt lost, depressed and hated myself. I was beyond doubt a victim of the PCOS symptoms. Now I realized that I am unique, strong and just because I have PCOS does not mean I am less of a woman than others. The Jumpstart truly gave me the tools to love and accept myself for who I am and manage my PCOS in a healthy and self-nurturing way. Thank you Amy for creating PCOS Diva!