First name: Olivia
Geographical location: Kentucky
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Laboratory Analyst
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, sewing, Renaissance Faires, Medieval history, playing violin and piano
Eye/Hair Color: grey-blue/medium brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Not entirely sure? I'll just say my join date here, as I have been going on and off of diets, as well as on and off of this site ever since then.
Starting Weight: 287.6 (this time)
Present Weight: 281.4
Goal Weight: 160, for now. That may change once I get around that weight.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivating myself to exercise with my knee pain and overcoming the temptation to eat out every day for lunch with my co-workers.
Following any specific plan: Simply calorie counting. I just recently did the cabbage soup diet, and only made it through the first four days.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I recently broke up with my boyfriend, and therefore feel like I have more time to devote to getting myself healthy, seeing as it will be much easier to resist the temptation to eat out so often. I also really feel as if this is actually for myself this time around, and not to impress anyone else.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am obsessed with Renaissance Faires, and am currently a little worried that I will so much weight before this summer's fair that I will no longer fit my costumes properly. (Which isn't entirely a bad thing.) I also have had increasing problems with both of my knees over the past two years, one moreso than the other due to an injury. I am hoping that getting a big amount of this weight off will help out with that and that I can avoid having knee replacement surgery in the future.
"Do. Or do not. There is no try."
for every ten pounds lost!