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Old 03-23-2013, 09:13 PM   #226
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DATE: 23rd March 2013

USERNAME/REAL NAME: NeOneElse/ Lindsay

AGE:25

BIRTHDAY: 28th October

MARITAL STATUS: Engaged to my first true love (corny and cliche, but true!)

SPOUSE’S NAME: Phil

CHILDREN/AGES:None yet.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, Counted Cross-stitch, Hiking, Gardening, The Outdoors, Science, if it involves animals I most likely am there

PETS: Two Goldfish, Penn and Teller, and a pet rat, Kilo
TOP WEIGHT: 240 lbs

CURRENT WEIGHT: 202lbs (14st)

GOAL WEIGHT: I would love to get into a healthy range (125-130lbs.), but I'm willing to settle for 165lbs to start.

HEIGHT: 5ft 3"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Dirty Blonde

OCCUPATION: Substitute Teacher certified to teach General Science and Biology to grades 7-12

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Western NY

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I love food (doesn't matter what it is, I love lots of it) and it loves me. Moving in with hubby-to-be (and cooking for him) who places greater value in movies on the couch than on exercise and the weight just piles on. My gyno has suspected since I was 16 that I have PCOS; I will go for several months without a cycle then have a period that lasts 3+ months super heavy with large clots.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: In the past, it was always (it seemed) for vanity...to be skinny, to fit in, to not be ridiculed because my butt was more ample than my friends'. Although I still want to be skinny, it is now more about getting my out of whack hormones under control. I very much want to have children and hate that at this time, I seriously think I'm infertile and may only be able to conceive with chemical assistance.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? As if a PCOS diagnosis isn't bad enough, I was diagnosed 2 years ago with Uterus Didelphys meaning I have two Uteri instead of one, two Cervixes instead of one, one Ovary on either side, and a septum dividing my vagina into two sides.
I am very open and honest; there are not many conversations I shy away from. I am here for support (feeling like I need a lot these days now that we're TTC) and advice on what the best options are out there as far as medication, diet, and exercise.

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Old 04-02-2013, 03:00 PM   #227
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DATE: April 2, 2013

USERNAME/REAL NAME: SaraJP0804/Sara

AGE: 26

BIRTHDAY: August 4, 1986

MARITAL STATUS: Married on July 28, 2007
SPOUSE’S NAME: Lee

CHILDREN/AGES: Kaylee born April 7, 2011 (will be 2 here in a few days)

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, watching TV, being outside, spending time with family and friends

PETS:None

TOP WEIGHT: 225 (Started my new "diet" on April 1 and weighed in at 214.2)
CURRENT WEIGHT: 212.0
GOAL WEIGHT: 125 and its going to be work to get there I know!

HEIGHT: 5'0

EYE COLOR: Brown
HAIR COLOR: Brown
OCCUPATION: Accounting

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Iowa

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WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Telling myself NO! I have a hard time giving up the habits I have created. Sugary stuff and soda are a huge problem for me too!

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I finally mentally am ready to lose the weight. I know I need to lose the weight. I haven't been feeling 100% for a very long time and I know my weight has to be the reason!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Excited to be here with a bunch of wonderful ladies who are hoping to reach their weight loss goals as well!
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:36 PM   #228
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AGE: 20

MARITAL STATUS: Single

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Internet, reading, writing, photography, graphic design

TOP WEIGHT: 160

CURRENT WEIGHT: 160

GOAL WEIGHT: 130

HEIGHT: 5'5

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Black

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Controlling the amount of carbs i eat/ increasing protein

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am the heaviest i have ever been i need to get back in shape and become healthy

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

This is all very new to me, but i don't want to start of depending on a host of medication. I want to get PCOS under control now to prevent future issues.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:11 PM   #229
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AGE: 17
MARITAL STATUS: Single, of course! :P
HOBBIES, INTERESTS: reading, writing, singing, piano, drawing, baking, acting, Spanish, and 4H
PETS: Scrabble and Yahtzee, two gerbils
TOP WEIGHT: 184 lbs
CURRENT WEIGHT: 172 lbs
GOAL WEIGHT: 140 lbs
HEIGHT: 5'5"
EYE COLOR: blue
HAIR COLOR: brown with blonde highlights (natural)
OCCUPATION: student
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: midwest
BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Staying motivated to excercise (I can stay motivated about a week and then I'm tired of it) and not eating more than my dieting calorie intake (1300/day)
WHAT'S DIFFERENT AND WILL MAKE ME SUCCESSFUL: It's not just about looks this time, it's about my health - I have insulin resistance as many of you probably do as well, and I don't want diabetes.
ANYTHING ELSE: Diagnosed at 15. Or was it 16? I don't remember, honestly! Was very disappointed that it would be hard to have children. Now I'm on birth control to make me have periods, and with weight loss releasing estrogen I'm all out of wack hormonally. But hopefully when I'm done losing weight I'll be better - I want to be a size 8 by prom next year!
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:42 PM   #230
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DATE: 4/29/2013
USERNAME: ladykahlo
AGE: 24
MARITAL STATUS: Married
HOBBIES, INTERESTS: reading, writing
PETS: 2 cats
TOP WEIGHT: 258 lbs
CURRENT WEIGHT: 241 lbs
GOAL WEIGHT: 130 lbs
HEIGHT: 5'1
EYE COLOR: brown
HAIR COLOR: black
OCCUPATION: student
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: california
BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Not binging. Taking care of my emotions on my own.
WHAT'S DIFFERENT AND WILL MAKE ME SUCCESSFUL: I want to have children and I have to be healthy to be able to do that.
ANYTHING ELSE: I'm trying to take it one day at a time.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:11 PM   #231
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USERNAME/REAL NAME: alyssarinker/alyssa

AGE:20

BIRTHDAY: June 25, 1992

MARITAL STATUS: In a relationship since 9/18/10'

SPOUSE’S NAME: Stephin

CHILDREN/AGES: N/A

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Music, facebook (blah), driving, FOOTBALL!! (STEELERS)

PETS: N/A

TOP WEIGHT: 291

CURRENT WEIGHT: 291

GOAL WEIGHT: 187

HEIGHT: 5'7

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Banker

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Central Pennsylvania

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

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:
EVERYTHING!!! Diet, exercise and motivation.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
Knowing that i have to change or i wont have kids.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:01 AM   #232
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USERNAME/REAL NAME: jmeloses | Jaimee

AGE: 23

BIRTHDAY: 03/22/90

MARITAL STATUS: Live in boyfriend

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Music, art, animals, travel, PC/console gaming.. you name it. I'm pretty versatile. In my free time, I love hanging with my five pets and watching TV or gaming with friends online.

PETS: Gus (dachshund), Jack/Mimi/Mufasa (cat), Digit (lizard), Seismo (lizard), Dex (lizard)

TOP WEIGHT: 199

CURRENT WEIGHT: 180

GOAL WEIGHT: 124

HEIGHT: 5'

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: Brown

OCCUPATION: Own business & Team Lead @ huge corporation

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Des Moines, IA

E-MAIL ADDRESS: just ask

HOMEPAGE URL: twitter, jaimrlx

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: The fluctuations, seriously. I can't keep my eye on the prize. I'll stay in it for a week and lose it for a month.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Treatment for my PCOS, and I am moving to a place with a gym right outside my door (in 11 days!).

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm a fighter, in both positive and negative ways. If I want something, I'll get it.. unfortunately for me (and my PCOS), that could be pizza bagels or losing 10 pounds. I am pretty easy going, once you get to know me. I'm 'loud and proud' but I struggle a lot as well, I capture just about every emotion out there. I've got a wall with this weight loss thing, and it's sometimes just too big for me to tear down on my own. Support system? Don't have one.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #233
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AGE: 31

BIRTHDAY: July 15th, 1982

MARITAL STATUS: Married

SPOUSE’S NAME: Ryan

CHILDREN/AGES: Zoe, 4

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Who has time for hobbies?

PETS: None of us!

TOP WEIGHT: 365 (that I know of)

CURRENT WEIGHT: 305

GOAL WEIGHT: 180ish I think

HEIGHT: 5'8

EYE COLOR: Brown

HAIR COLOR: dark brown

OCCUPATION: Stay at home mom

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Georgia

HOMEPAGE URL:http://losintogain.blogspot.com/

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:
Not eating processed sweets!


ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I normally post in the 300 plus club, but thought I would say hello here. I found out I had PCOS ten years ago. I currently don't take medications.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #234
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AGE: 28
BIRTHDAY: October 3rd
MARITAL STATUS: Married April 6th 2012
SPOUSE’S NAME: Jay
CHILDREN/AGES: None
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Gaming, Reading, Writing
PETS: Spoiled cat - Trixie

TOP WEIGHT: 230
CURRENT WEIGHT: 216
GOAL WEIGHT: 165 at least!

HEIGHT: 5' 2"
EYE COLOR: HAZEL
HAIR COLOR: Forever experimenting, naturally deep brown.
OCCUPATION: Market research and data analysis at the moment, working towards a degree in Echocardiology/Echocardiography too.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: GA, USA

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Staying motivated; I'm new to America so I have no friends. I don't drive so I have to rely on my husband until I can find time to learn.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm working on improving my fertility, my husband and I have agreed that once I get my degree out of the way we can start trying for a baby!
I've also discovered a trait within myself that is very much less than desirable and I know it stems from my own self image - I am a HUGE green-eyed monster! I snap at my husband if I so much as think he looked at another woman, I hate being like that, I was never like that previously. I just... hate myself and that REALLY needs to change!
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #235
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USERNAME/REAL NAME: mjmelwel/Melissa

AGE:29

BIRTHDAY: April 19th

MARITAL STATUS: Engaged

SPOUSE’S NAME: Jude

CHILDREN/AGES:None yet.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Playing music, relaxing with friends, TV & movies, yoga

TOP WEIGHT: 255

CURRENT WEIGHT: 251

GOAL WEIGHT: I'd love to reach that pie in the sky healthy BMI, putting me somewhere around 125, but I'd be over the moon to see my weight get under 250.

HEIGHT: 5ft 2"

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Blonde

OCCUPATION: Mining Attachments Coordinator

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Canada

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Regulating my carb intake.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I really want it becuase of the reasons below!!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I've always wanted to lose the weight. A couple years ago I was 50 pounds lighter than this after losing a lot of weight...then I ate it back FAST. I didn't know how I could have possibly gained so fast what had been so hard to lose. Just last week I was diagnosed with PCOS and now it seems clear. I suppose I kind of always knew. I fit right into the mould of what PCOS does to a person. The diagnosis has really hurt me because it has made me realize what fertility means to me. I always thought it was no big deal, that if I couldn't conceive that meant I was supposed to adopt. My fiancé is on board with that, but my heart aches with the thought that I might not be able to conceive his child...a child I really want to carry and bring into this world. I will accept it if I can never conceive and carry a child, but not because I didn't do everything in my power to be healthy enough to do it. I'm not interested in much for fertility treatments or invitro, but I will do everything in my power to be as healthy as I can when we start trying to conceive.

So here I am...a tad down-hearted but hopeful that there's more out there for me than infertility and obesity. Happy to be part of the pack!
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #236
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DATE: October 9, 2013

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AGE:28

BIRTHDAY: April 11th

MARITAL STATUS: Married

SPOUSE’S NAME: Chris

CHILDREN/AGES: No children

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Writing, reading, video games, being outside

TOP WEIGHT: 290

CURRENT WEIGHT: 245

GOAL WEIGHT: about 180

HEIGHT: 5ft 6

EYE COLOR: Blue

HAIR COLOR: Blonde - my pic shows black...i went through an emo phase or something...took years to grow it out to my natural blonde.

OCCUPATION: Telecommunications Analyst

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Louisiana

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Not exercising enough

WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I want to feel normal and eventually have children.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago, I had went to specialists, gynos...everyone. I disliked them all. I FINALLY found an awesome doctor who is checking everything on me and really working to help me. I have lost 45 pounds this year and now i am no longer insulin resistant and my testosterone level went down to *almost* normal. I still have a lot to lose, so I am really working on it. I have an endometrial biopsy this month and am scared, apparently my uterine lining is extremely thick and they need to find out why and how we can fix it. We want to have children one day and I'm not getting any younger. I want to take control of my health so I can be a mom one day

Thanks for listening. This forum has been awesome, I have lurked through so much of it already.

Much love <3

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