|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
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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 http://www.athousandtearsathousandyears.com/2014/11/the-journey-continues.html )
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!