All About Me

Right now, I am in my mid-twenties, and in the worst shape of my life.

As I start this, I weigh 280 lbs. This is going to be a log of what I’ve been eating (expect daily updates on that), what exercises I’m doing, and how long I am doing them for. My goal is so much more than to be skinny. I would like to have kids. In fact, I want them now, but I decided concentrating on my health right now is for the best. I have polycystic ovary syndrome, which, if you don’t feel like reading that wiki page, affects my hormones. I don’t ovulate properly, I have higher than normal testosterone and lower than normal progesterone, and it makes me insulin resistant. I’m not diabetic (though, I am pre-diabetic, and I should have done another test to find out if I am or not), but my body acts like it is. PCOS alone makes it very difficult to lose weight because of the insulin resistance. What makes this so great is that losing weight actually helps balance everything out (what IRONY). So, in order to be less of a risk for diabetes and to be able to have children in the future, I want to lose weight.

I love my husband. I have been married now for 4 years. We’re both overweight and both trying to battle this.

My goal is to lose 100 lbs at the least. At the most, I would like to lose 130 lbs (that’s a whole person in some cases!).

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One year after I started this, I am now 251 lbs. I have lost several inches on top of the almost 30 lbs. I really didn’t push myself into this until November of 2011. I became part of a group of us on the internet that wanted support. I ended up branching off and doing everything by myself. It has worked out wonderfully. Since I focused on this mainly, I have lost 20 lbs. I hope to lose so much more over the course of this year.

I’ll be in my late 20’s this year, and coming into some terrific shape. I can hike for hours now, and can punch hard enough that my husband has to get a better stance while holding the pads. Everything is looking thinner, and I feel amazing. Cannot wait to be at the end of this journey.

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