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Life With PCOS Week One

Hey Nerdy Peeps! I am starting something new for the blog and that’s Life With PCOS updates. I was diagnosed on a Wednesday so I figured Wednesdays will be dedicated to PCOS. 


So, What is PCOS?

PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. So, what does that mean? 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant.

There are symptoms that everyone has and there are some symptoms that some don’t. I’m still learning and doing my research so, as I learn so will you. 

life with PCOS week one

What I’ve learned so far…

I am not infertile

I will have a baby, it’ll just take time. 

PCOS explains why I’m sleepy all the time. 

There are so many support groups to learn from. 

Vitamins will be my best friend. 

My diet needs a complete overhaul.

The gym is going to be my second husband. 

I can’t have sugar.

Dairy is a no-no since it is higher in testosterone.  

There may not be a cure, but I will win this fight! 

life with PCOS week one


Why is this a big deal?

Well, my hubs and I have been trying to get pregnant for a little over a year and a half now, and well you haven’t seen a pregnancy announcement so, there’s that. 

So, I went to my doctor since it was bugging me and since my cycles were off, and she decided to run some blood tests. A week and a half later I got my answer. On 8/22/18 I was diagnosed with PCOS. My entire world turned upside down because all I have heard is that PCOS causes major weight gain and infertility. I have wanted a baby ever since my nephew Kyler was born, and when my doctor gave me the news I hated it. 

I cried and left work early to cry some more, only to fall asleep for two hours. The fatigue sucks with PCOS by the way. Anyway, so we started the plan to make babies and I am following it to my best ability. 

Taking you on this journey helps me keep track of how everything is going. I love that I can share things with y’all and be open about my life. So, thanks for sticking with me and I promise when things change you will know. 

Two Books to Help Myself

Hey Nerdy Peeps! Guess who went book shopping? Me, I did. I got two lovely self-help books that I can’t wait to dive into. I got two books to help myself and I am going to share them with you.


Two Books to Help Myself

I’ve been slacking on myself lately, so I thought why not get some books that might be able to help. I chose You are a Badass because I hear everyone talking about it, and I chose Girl, Wash Your Face because a friend recommended it to me. Now, I’ve started listening to Girl, Wash Your Face at the gym and it’s truly amazing! I loved every second I listened to it while on the stationary bike and I was hooked. So, let me tell you more!

Girl, Wash Your Face

This book is by Rachel Hollis and even though I have just started listening to it I am already hooked. Let me tell you why. She is raw and she is real. This book will drag you in and keep you there and you won’t regret it.

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

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Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.

Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mindsets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward.

From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son’s request that she buy a necklace to “be like the other moms,” Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.

You are a Badass

This book has been all over the place so I decided it was time to give it a shot.

You are a Badass: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

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In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. If you’re ready to make some serious changes around here, You Are a Badass will help you: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, blast past your fears so you can take big exciting risks, figure out how to make some damn money already, learn to love yourself and others, set big goals and reach them – it will basically show you how to create a life you totally love, and how to create it NOW.

By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

If you’re wanting to kick some serious ass in the money department (you wanna?) and start making the kind of dinero you ain’t never made before, pre-order the next book in the series that’s all about your financial badassery: You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, coming April 2017 from Viking Books.


I figured I can’t really afford the help of a psychologist, but maybe these books can help. I’m really looking forward to jumping into these books and seeing what they can help me with. If you’re looking for inexpensive help, just remember books really aren’t that expensive.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Hey Nerdy Peeps! I failed at the May blogging challenge and I’m ok with that. You see life has a way of getting in the way and it changes things for me. So, I decided to talk to you today. I’m going to tell you about all of the things that are bugging me. In the light of Mental Health Awareness Month, everyone needs a voice and I want to share mine with you.


My Voice

I’m struggling lately. Like really struggling. My body is exhausted. My mind is exhausted. I can’t explain it but I feel like I’m falling apart. Now, physically I feel fine, other than needing sleep. Mentally I feel overly drained, but I am hanging in there. Despite feeling exhausted, and drained I am doing things that I love to keep my mind off of everything.

So, do you want to know what those things are? Maybe they can help you get through some of the crappy mental health issues you’re trying to fight.

I’ve been painting. It’s really relaxing and I’m learning that I’m pretty good at it.

I am writing like a crazy person. Have you ever had so many stories that you need to get out on paper? Well, I have and it’s hard to keep track of them all, but it has also been a lot of fun.

Books are becoming my greatest escape. I’m listening to Smoke by T.M. Frazier, I am reading Eden by Elle Ward and Streetlamps to Starlight by various authors! (Review coming soon)


Now my biggest distraction happens to be my business. I have finally decided to start a graphic design business call Nerdy Designs by Jessie. I have been creating all kinds of fun graphics and I can’t seem to stop! I have gained my first client and helped her re-brand her business and I loved doing it.

Here is some of my work!

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Mental Health Awareness month is a big deal to me. It teaches me a lot about my mental health and what can help it. Do your research and learn what you can for your mental health or for others you know who deal with mental health issues.

Nerdy Book Life Joined a Gym

Hey Nerdy Peeps! WHAT!? Did I join a gym? Yes, Yes I did! I joined a gym and I couldn’t be happier. So, why am I excited? Well, that’s what I’m going to tell you about.


5 Reasons Why It Was The Best Decision

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Mile 1

My mental health has gotten better. I mean a lot better. Yes, I’m still taking the meds, because I know I need them, but the gym has helped where the meds don’t. When I’m at the gym, my thoughts clear, my stress calms, my anxiety seems almost none existent, and the depression just falls away.

Mile 2

I feel stronger. No, not because of the weights or all the training but because I made a decision to better myself. I made the decision to get healthier and better myself, and that’s why I feel stronger!

nerdy book life joined a gym

Mile 3

I make healthier choices. Instead of a burger, I’ll get grilled chicken. I’ll order a salad instead of mac n cheese for a side. I drink more water than I thought I ever could, and it has helped with headaches and my energy levels. And trust me I need the energy.

Mile 4

My self-confidence is getting better. I put on a brave face for everyone when it comes to my self-confidence. I’m like “yeah I look good!” but on the inside, I’m like “nope I look like a fat cow, and frumpy, and gross,” but I don’t want people to see that. So, now thanks to the gym I don’t have to fake being brave.

Mile 5

Most importantly, I’m getting healthier. I’m getting to the point where I can walk without wheezing. My legs are getting stronger and I don’t feel as weak anymore. I’ve lost a few pounds, and hey that’s a big accomplishment for me. Last but not least, I am going to be beach ready by vacation time come September!

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For me, there are more than just the simple benefits of joining the gym. There are all the benefits of getting healthy plus the benefits of helping my mental health journey. I plan to keep you updated on this journey and where it takes me! We are going to do this together. Well, I’ll be doing all the work, but you Peeps will be reading about it!

 

Conquering the Feeling of Worthlessness

Hey Nerdy Peeps! I am having one tough day with my depression, but I want to make it better. So, I thought, why not make a post about it. This feeling of worthlessness has got to go.


Conquering the Feeling of Worthlessness

I went to the doctor the other day and I got some not so great news about my weight. In fact, it’s the highest it has ever been and I’m disgusted. Yep, you read that right, I’m disgusted, and I need to fix it.

There are other factors that are weighing in on my feelings of worthlessness, and I need to fix those too. The feelings of worthlessness mixed with my depression is not a great feeling. I’m to the point where I want to stay in bed and forget everything. I want to stop feeling like I’m not a good person because my finances are crap. My house is messy and I have no motivation to clean it. Now, the news of my weight has me wanting nothing to do with anything.

So, what am I going to do?

Healthy Eating 

This is step one in my “conquering the feeling of worthlessness” plan! I am looking up healthy recipes, cutting out Dr. Peppers, and other bad food habits. I am going to get this weight under control.

Exercise

Yep, the dreaded bad word, but I am going to do it. I’m going to start off slow and at my own pace and when I get stronger I am going to better my routines. Losing weight is going to help me feel so much better about me. This is going to be a great journey.

Get Dave Ramsey’s Book…

The Total Money Makeover! I have great feelings about this book. Our finances need some major help and I am hoping this book will save our credit, and help us manage our money better.

Clean my house

I am going to start this one room at a time. I’m going to move things around, and deep clean anything and everything. The baseboards will be clean, the ceiling fans will be clean, and the blinds will also be spotless. It may take me a few days, but my house will be clean and beautiful. (Now, it’s not disgusting or terrible, it just needs to be deep cleaned!)

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I am not worthless

I am worthy of being the best I can be

My depression does not control me or my thoughts

From this day forward I will be a stronger me


What helps you when you are feeling worthless? I am always up for new tips!