Wednesday, January 14, 2015

All of your flaws and all of my flaws they lie there hand in hand

I wasn't feeling well yesterday, so I pretty much laid in bed and watched LMN (Lifetime Movie Network for those that don't know what that is) and TLC (The Learning Channel). Well, they have a new show on TLC called my My Big Fat Fabulous Life. At first I was like, "Great, another show where someone is using their weight to become famous." Towards the end of the show, I was hooked! First of all, I was wrong about her using her weight to become famous...she was actually 5 lbs heavier than I am now a few years ago and it turns out that she has PCOS. Second of all, I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. 

Whitney Thore from TLC "My Big Fat Fabulous Life" (photo provided by Today)
As I was watching Whitney Thore on this show, I fell in love with her! These are a few facts I found out about her.
  • Whitney was a slender 114lbs when she began high school
  • By the end of her freshman year of college she had gained more than 100lbs
  • Whitney was diagnosed with anendocrine disorder called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which makes it difficult to lose weight

In college, Whitney had gained over a 100 lbs in a short amount of time and she didn't know why. She was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which is an endocrine disorder (You can read more about in this post )

Now, I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but PCOS doesn't mean everyone who has it is overweight. No, only two thirds of the women who have PCOS are overweight. Others, like myself, suffer from infertility and mental illness (Depression, anxiety/panic disorders and a lot of other fun things *sarcasm*)

I really felt so drawn to Whitney as I watched her show. Such an inspirational woman. Just because she weighs 380 lbs, it doesn't stop her from doing what she loves best; dancing. That's how she got her own show. She was a YouTube sensation. Now, I haven't watched the video yet, but they showed her dancing on the show and Holy Guacamole! Girl knows how to move. I think she dances better than me! So if you have PCOS or just love watching reality shows, watched My Big Fat Fabulous Life on Tuesdays at 9pm central.

Another person I feel as though I should write about is Jamie King. She's got PCOS and I had no idea about it until I read it on People's Facebook page. She basically said in her interview that she felt as though her infertility caused from PCOS was so taboo and she felt ashamed to talk about it. It makes me so sad that a lot of women keep this so private. I mean, you don't have to start a blog about it...haha! But even if you talk to your friends or you join a PCOS Facebook club, it'll help you from thinking that you are the only one that has this horrible disease.

Jamie King (Photo provided by TV Guide)
She's had five miscarriages, five rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and 26 rounds of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and after all of the struggle, she was finally blessed with a sweet little baby girl. People like her give me hope. 

So if you are struggling with infertility or PCOS, know that you are not alone. There are so many of us out there that are willing to give support. If you suffer from either or both, please feel free to contact me. That's one of the reasons why I started this blog. Don't give up on your dreams, ever! God Bless!

-Mrs. B


  1. I know it makes you feel better to know you are not the only one struggling! I have felt like that at times, and it's so nice to have conformation that you aren't alone! Love you!

    1. Yes! I always thought I was the only one to have PCOS, but it's nice to have others who support me through this, especially those that are going through infertility. Thank you so much Hun! Love you too!!!

  2. I really wanted to watch this show! I forgot about it! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You're welcome!!! Thanks for stopping by, Sandra 😊