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Old 04-08-2009, 04:32 PM   #136
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More about me: swell im new to the forum, i was diagnosed in august of 08-have been on yaz and metformin since then..my dr recently decided to put me on yasmin (upper dose of yaz) but i havent started it yet because my endocrinologist just started me on thyroid meds (synthroid) so i want to talk with my gyno first..other than that i work alot, and then go home and spend time with hubby looking to incorporate working out in there at least mon-friday..as we have a FREE gym here at work..((no excuse for me not to!!))..but thats me
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:46 PM   #137
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DATE: March 18

USERNAME/REAL NAME: Desdemona/Rose

AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: March 28

MARITAL STATUS: Married

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: the dharma, beer, wine, cheese, farmer's markets, cometbus, hiking, cemeteries, meditation, trees, ocean, open spaces, books, film, travel.

PETS: Penny and Pepper (guinea pigs)

TOP WEIGHT: 190
CURRENT WEIGHT: 185

GOAL WEIGHT: 160

HEIGHT: 5'8

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Black

OCCUPATION: Human Resources for a mental health non-profit and full time student.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Sonoma County, CA

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HOMEPAGE URL:

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Lack of time and being tired all of the time! I work from 7am-5pm, drive to school and am on campus until midnight most days. My weekends are usually spent on campus at the library or getting some quality time with my husband. My schedule leaves little room of cooking, eating healthy, exercising, or sleeping. I usually eat reasonably healthy breakfast and lunches, but my dinners consist of stuff I can get on campus or fast food (which I hate), and I don't usually have time to get to the gym until after 11pm or midnight which makes it very easy to put it off.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I don't know! I have lost weight in the past and hate that I've gained it back! I'm tired all of the time and hate that I consume fast food (which I never used to). I've resolved to change my crappy eating and lack of exercise because I absolutely hate the way I feel about myself since I've gained back the weight.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I can't think of anything, but if you want to know something you can always ask!
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:42 PM   #138
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AGE: 23

BIRTHDAY: April 12

MARITAL STATUS: Married

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Family and friends, Camping, Outdoors, Fishing, Reading, Shopping(when I can find the time)

PETS: Trina-cocker spaniel

TOP WEIGHT: 204 (while I was Pragnant)
CURRENT WEIGHT: 181

GOAL WEIGHT: 155

HEIGHT: 5'10

EYE COLOR: Green

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Stay at home mommy

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: IL

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WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Lack of modivation and time. I am constinly chasing my 1 yr old around which leaves me minimal time to keep up with the house and errands I have to get done let alone sit or think about exersing.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm out of breath from going up and down my stairs which never used to be a problem. I would like to keep up with my son and be healthy and there for him in the future. Also my husband was so kind to mention to me yesterday that I am chubby but in a cute way...whatever that means lol.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I was diagnosed with PCOS 5 years ago and its a big part of my life. I try to inform anyone who doesn't know about it so women can reconize it earlier in their lives.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:08 AM   #139
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AGE: 35

BIRTHDAY: February 2nd


MARITAL STATUS: Married 9 Years on Oct. 20th

SPOUSE’S NAME: Dale


CHILDREN/AGES: Stepson, Brandon

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Quilting, reading, travel, history


PETS: Shi Tzu dog, Samuel

TOP WEIGHT: 189

CURRENT WEIGHT: 170

GOAL WEIGHT: 150

HEIGHT: 5'3

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Naturally Curly, Usually Died Reddish Brown

OCCUPATION: Work in medical front office

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA


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WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Exercising regularly. My cholesterol is bad and I *need* to get my body moving.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
I will stick to the exercise because I want to be healthy and don't want to take medication.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2001. I am currently maintaining my glucose levels with diet and minimal exercise. My last reading was in the normal range! Whoo Hooo!!


I am currently struggling with adjusting my way of eating since I recently found out that I have allergies to cows milk, coffee and berries.
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:17 AM   #140
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LOCATION: Northern California

MARITAL STATUS: Living with boyfriend

CHILDREN/AGES: Only if you include the spoiled cats which would be 2: 1 yr and 11 weeks

CURRENT WEIGHT: 304

GOAL WEIGHT: 175ish

HEIGHT: 5'6"

EYE COLOR: Hazel

HAIR COLOR: Redish brown

OCCUPATION: Student at the moment

I have finally found a competent doctor that knows about PCOS and has put me on Metformin which should be helping along with the diet and exercise. I am also starting to think I may be intolerant to wheat, so I am thinking more and more about trying to go to a low carb diet and stay away. I look forward to getting to know you all!
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:56 PM   #141
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AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: December 27th

MARITAL STATUS: In A Relationship (Not yet married)

SPOUSE’S NAME: Chris

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:Writing & Reading.

TOP WEIGHT: 273

CURRENT WEIGHT: 270

GOAL WEIGHT: Ultimately I'd like to be my H.S. weight of 135, but I will work on slower more reasonable goals to reach the ULTIMATE GOAL!!

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Reddish Brown

OCCUPATION: Supervisor for Home Depot Speciality Channels

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Maryland

HOMEPAGE URL: beautynallure on myspace

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: What started as a healthy food relationship (simply trying new things and never over eating) turned into a overall food addiction.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Since I've packed on these pounds I always said I'd lose them for this reason or that reason. None of the reasons were of a genuine nature to myself. Now that I hear insulin resistance is a part of PCOS - I'm scared to death. I want to reverse my bad habits to prevent ever hearing that I have diabetes.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I truly want and need to lose this weight. Hoepfully everyone will be helpful. Thanks.

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:35 AM   #142
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USERNAME/REAL NAME: Grae / Rae

AGE: 31

BIRTHDAY: May 27, 1977

MARITAL STATUS: Married 12 1/2 years

SPOUSE’S NAME: Jase

CHILDREN/AGES: Mahogany 13 1/2, Rue 9, Myrhe 19 months

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: jewelry making, pogo, sing snap / karaoke, lots more...

PETS: Cats - Nahnie, Boo, Zen, Spook, Gnomie and Abbey, Parakeet - Dozer, 13 year old bunny - Easter

TOP WEIGHT (ever?): 260

CURRENT WEIGHT: 219.5

GOAL WEIGHT: 160ish

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: kansas city

E-MAIL ADDRESS: Ask and I might give it to ya...

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WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: PCOS and APS/Hughes Syndrome. Being surrounded by overweight friends that try to get me to eat bad things "because one bite won't matter".

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My husband is doing it with me.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I hit a huge weight loss stagnant phase back in 1997. I had gained nearly 100 pounds with my first pregnancy due to severe full blown toxemia (started at 160, shot up to 250 by 7 1/2 months pregnant when i had her). I was only 17 and living a rough life on my own at the time so didn't try much to do anything about it. I then got pregnant again, lost 40 lbs or so during my pregnancy.

My son from that pregnancy passed away on June 12, 1997. I didn't care one bit about myself, gained some weight back, went suicidal for a while there and was put on meds. Snapped out of that, but was severely depressed until about a year ago. I am ready now to put the past behind me and take it for what it is and FINALLY work on me again.

I have been blessed with the most wonderful man on the planet, and have been with him since I was 12. This time around, he is doing this with me even though his lucky butt only needs to lose 30 lbs LOL. My depression has subsided significantly without meds and I am beyond grateful for that.

My son would have wanted me to be a healthy happy mama. It is finally time for me to move on.
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Renewing our wedding vows on our 13th anniversary and having our first real "wedding" 10/3/2009. Time to drop a few sizes!
Plan: low cal, low carb, whole foods, exercise min. 30 min/day, eating 6 times a day
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:39 AM   #143
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AGE: 25

BIRTHDAY: March 5, 1984

MARITAL STATUS: Happily Married, almost 2 years (second and FINAL marriage)

SPOUSE’S NAME: Scott

CHILDREN/AGES: Aubrianna, 5

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Scrapbooking, music, photography

PETS: Kitties are Sandy and Sophie, Fish is Prince Achmed, Dog is Ru, Three unnamed cows.

TOP WEIGHT: 265

CURRENT WEIGHT: 265

GOAL WEIGHT: 190 (for now)

HEIGHT: 5'2andahalf

EYE COLOR: Changes (hazel, then blue-green-gray)

HAIR COLOR: Naturally light brown/dark gold blonde, dyed red (but fading)

OCCUPATION: Homemaker, Volunteer.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Middle Georgia, USA

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WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I crumble to cravings, emotional eat, and I am addicted to food.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I want to live. I'm getting scared.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:43 AM   #144
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Welcome Sarah!!! *hugs*
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:56 PM   #145
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Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Tristan, boy, 4, Aurora, girl, 16 months

Occupation: housewife

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: History, Video games/computer games, knitting, law, religion, scrapbooking, all sorts of stuff

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 26, 2009

Starting Weight: 280

Present Weight:280

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sabatoge, not only by myself but my husband's enabiling me to induldge in foods I shouldn't be indudging in.

Following any specific plan: no

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am recruiting help and support. I signed up for a program from my husband's work which offers a year long assistant via phone to help you make gradual changes to your life style and I found thissite

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm excited to be here.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:42 PM   #146
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Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Doctoral Student

Pets: Bichon Frise puppy

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, watching movies, swimming, singing, painting, jewelry making, walking with my dog.

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes/Blonde Hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February, 2009

Starting Weight: 264

Present Weight:230

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Emotional Eating, Insulin Resistance, getting over excuses that cause me to not exercise...

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I was just diagnosed with PCOS and Insulin Resistance. Therefore, this time I have medication to help balance out the hormonal contributions. I also have cancer and have just been through another scare. All is well, but I am resolved to be healthier. I did not survive cancer to die of heart disease!!


Anything else you would like to share with us: I hope to find support from others who know the struggle :0)
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:51 PM   #147
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:16 AM   #148
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AGE: 25

BIRTHDAY: July 20, 1984

MARITAL STATUS: Single

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, writing, travelling, history, shopping, politics, knitting, cooking

PETS: 1 dog, Hobo

TOP WEIGHT: 170 (2002)

CURRENT WEIGHT: 147

GOAL WEIGHT: Short term, 140; long term, 130

HEIGHT: 5'4"

EYE COLOR: Green

HAIR COLOR: Light brown/dark blonde and curly

OCCUPATION: Teacher

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Masan, South Korea

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Laziness! Also, I have a lot of food allergies, such as dairy, so I end up eating more carbs than I probably should.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm just sick of being overweight. I'd like to be called "pretty" instead of just "cute" for once! I'd also like to be able to go shopping without feeling bad about myself.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15 or 16 years old. I had horrible skin, I'd gained a lot of weight -- I was a very, very skinny kid and pre-teen -- and, worse, my little sister had been having her period for years while I still was not! I was told I had elevated androgens and given BCPs, which I took until I was 18. (Weirdly, I've since become allergic to them.) Going off BCPs actually cleared up a lot of my problems, such as bad skin and excess hair; I even started to have periods on my own. I also (temporarily) lost 10 pounds.

However, I think I told myself that since PCOS was what was making me overweight, I couldn't do anything about it. I also didn't have a very good idea of what healthy eating meant. I had very bad eating habits, such as only eating once a day and spending entirely too much time at the pub.

When I was 22, I found a new doctor who finally told me what PCOS was really all about. We also found out my blood sugar was 3 times the normal amount, and she put me on Metformin. It completely changed my life. I lost 23 pounds, going from 168 to 145, I had energy again, and I put an effort into learning all about nutrition.

Unfortunately, my weight crept back up to 158 while I was writing my thesis this past year. Now I can't have the miracle weight drop that comes with beginning Met, so I've decided to actually make a life style change that involves eating less, eating better, and exercising. I've lost 11 pounds since I graduated in April. I want to eventually get down to 130 -- a weight I have never been in my entire adult life -- and maintain it indefinitely.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:08 AM   #149
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SPOUSE’S NAME: Scott

CHILDREN/AGES: none--yet

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Theater, internet, reading, card and dice games, jewelry making.

PETS: 2 cats, Scout and Calpurnia

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E-MAIL ADDRESS: Ask and I might give it to ya...

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WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Staying on the wagon through plateaus and holidays. Sticking with exercise.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have a great motivator--I want to get pregnant!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I'm always up for new friends and new ideas.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:31 AM   #150
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AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: Aug 18 1983

MARITAL STATUS: Married

SPOUSE’S NAME: Brian

CHILDREN/AGES: none

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: video games, movies, manga, anime, books, drawing, photography, swimming, horseback riding, computers, charcoals, painting, books and reading, science fiction, all music types, theatre, etc

PETS: 2 cats - Sephiroth and **** Pigeon

TOP WEIGHT: 275

CURRENT WEIGHT: 216

GOAL WEIGHT: 135

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: dark brunette

OCCUPATION: Gamestop

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Phoenix, Arizona

E-MAIL ADDRESS: private (sorry)

HOMEPAGE URL: yahoo.com i guess

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: emotional eater and it doesn't matter how little i eat, i gain no matter what.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: i'm getting pcos treatment and i have begun an exercise routine and eating habits that i've tailored myself, no more fad diets.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm open minded when it comes to most topics, however am terribly shy - perhaps weight loss can change my shyness. I want to be thin for the first time in my life and have it remain throughout so I can be happy. This is my chance to make a difference for myself and I'm ready to do anything to get it.
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