My name is Samantha and I am 27 years old. I’m an active member of AA and choose to not remain anonymous because it’s a huge part of me. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and have been attempting to do a complete turn around of my life, beginning with diet and exercise. I don’t fit the description of a person with PCOS, so I haven’t suffered some of the symptoms as others have like weight gain, or large amounts of facial hair. I worried about my fertility and had a severely irregular period. After going to my doctor’s to find out what was wrong (we both thought it would just be hormones out of whack) she diagnosed me with PCOS. I was DEVASTATED and all I could hear was that I was never going to be able to have kids and that my lady parts were ruined forever. Clearly that isn’t the case. Although I don’t suffer from the cosmetic symptoms, I always thought I was “lucky” that I could eat whatever, never exercise, and always stay skinny. What I didn’t know was that I was feeding my PCOS, putting trash in my body when I was already insulin resistant and I just didn’t know it. The outside seemed okay but the inside was a mess and the levels of my body (blood sugar, blood pressure) were rising with age. I have decided to start this blog to track my goals and attempts at managing my life, with AA, with my PCOS, my diet and exercise, and my typical goals of owning a home one day, working hard, and having wonderful eye brows.