It's good to be here!
First name: Helene
Geographical location: British Columbia, Canada
Marital Status: Married for 13 years
Children/Ages: 2 boys, 5 and 6 years: one adopted, one in process of being adopted
Occupation: Civil engineer/project manager - not working right now due to latest adoption. I have started taking some accounting courses while I'm looking for work in order to have more skills that better suit the city where I now live
Hobbies/Interests: reading, learning, health, family, traveling
Height: 5' 5"
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: almost 20 years ago, when my PCOS kicked in
Starting Weight: 198
Goal Weight: 138
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: PCOS, multiple food sensitivities too numerous to list
Following any specific plan: counting calories on Spark People and exercise
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: this time, I don't have a time deadline. I'd rather lose weight slowly and keep it off. I have learned a lot about what works and what doesn't and I'm sure I'll learn lots more.
Anything else you'd like to share with us: I really like the people here!