I'm new here, so I thought I should introduce myself!
DATE: 11 Oct 2005
USERNAME/REAL NAME: Valarie250/Valarie
BIRTHDAY: 27 Oct 1982
MARITAL STATUS: Married 1 year, 6 months
SPOUSE’S NAME: Ryan
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Judo! I was an international competitor when I was 16-19, had to take a break when I hurt my knee. When I stopped working out constantly I gained like crazy… turns out I have PCOS!
PETS: Two dogs, Maximus (3yrs), and Otis (8mos)
TOP WEIGHT: 255
CURRENT WEIGHT: 249
GOAL WEIGHT: 170
EYE COLOR: Green
HAIR COLOR: Auburn
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Atlanta, GA
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I produce almost 4X more insulin than I should, even taking Metformin. No matter how hard I work, fat stays! It has taken me all year to lose 6lbs.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am going to have RNY gastric bypass. I have read several studies that show people with insulin disorders often level out shortly after surgery. Pain is worth it if I make less insulin! After that, I have to just keep doing what I have been! I don't think my path is for everyone, but I feel it is best for me. I was on my way to the Olympics, and now I have high cholesterol, high BP, and a resting HR of 89!!! At this point, I'm willing to do whatever it takes to be healthy again!