GOAL WEIGHT: 150 to start and then I'll take it from there
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Nebraska
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Gosh, all of them! I have trouble staying motivated. I used to hate to exercise, though I'm comin around. Chocolate. Salt. Carbs. Accepting support from others.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I feel much more in control. I KNOW what's going on and know WHY I'm gaining weight and feel like it's something I can take control of. I have a LOT of support from my girlfriends (even those who don't understand) and from my doc. I have thought this through, planned, gotten educated, and set up a reward system. I'm ready!
BIRTHDAY: January 17, 19 (whatever makes me 28 this year)
MARITAL STATUS: Never married, I got the best part of him in my son.
CHILDREN/AGES: Andy 10
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, Internet, Writing, Beading, kayaking, bicycling, gem hunting with my son, and many more
PETS: 2 cats - Honey and Kitty Cat, 3 dogs - Copper, Oscar, George
TOP WEIGHT: 258
CURRENT WEIGHT: 254
GOAL WEIGHT: 140 lbs
EYE COLOR: Blue/grey
HAIR COLOR: Blonde now, not sure I remember my original color.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Recently relocated to TN
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Trying to eat heathy while keeping eveyone else happy.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I want this for me and I want to be around to embarrass my son for along time to come.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I have not been formally diagnosed with PCOS. My gynecologist says I probably have it, but the treatment is weight loss and birth control pills. I cannot tell you how depressing it is to go to the Dr. and have them blame everything (migraines, TMJ, anxiety, etc...) on my weight. If I'm not depressed when I go into the Drs - I am when I come out.
Genius has its limitations, stupidity has no such handicap. -GE
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Internet!! Playing Scrabble on-line, Yahoo Cooking Groups, saving postcards, spending time with family and friends
PETS: Cosmo(cat), Taco (dog), Zee, Seed, Dolly, Sugar, 8-Ball, Blue, Roo, Harry Potter & Tweety (pet rats), & Fish
TOP WEIGHT: 190
CURRENT WEIGHT: 177
GOAL WEIGHT: 135
EYE COLOR: Blue
HAIR COLOR: Brown
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Phila, Pa.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Ask and I might give it to ya...
HOMEPAGE URL: n/a
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Exercising because of leg cramps
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am determined to lose 50 pounds.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU ?
Yes in 2005 I was doing WW at home and lost 25 pounds. In June of that year I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma a rare form of Cancer that affects ur Bone Marrow. It is uncurable but very treatable . God has been very good to me I have no Tumors or Leisions and so far I am only on vitamins. Here is a link to this Disease:
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: movies, reading, hiking, skiing (even though am not so good at it), spending time with my nieces and nephews, volunteering
TOP WEIGHT: 185
CURRENT WEIGHT: 165-170ish
GOAL WEIGHT: 130
EYE COLOR: hazel
HAIR COLOR: brown
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: new mexico
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: emotional eating; my giant sweet/carb tooth; maybe not eating enough protein (am a vegetarian)
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: i have been (unsuccessfully) battling weight issues re: pcos since i was 14 years old, and it has held me back in so many ways; plus, i would really like to have a family some day...
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW about: i am looking forward to chatting with all of you
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: emotional eating; my giant sweet tooth; had Gestational Diabetes during pregnancy and went crazy eating after having my son. Put back 20 of the 40lbs I managed to lose after having him.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: i want to be around for my son. I want to be able to do sports and activities with him. We would also like to have at least one more child and the weight loss would help
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW about: just moved to the area and am new to being a SAHM after working since 16
USERNAME/REAL NAME: Jess
MARITAL STATUS: happily single
CHILDREN/AGES: 1 1/2 yr old girl , 3 yr old boy and twin boys 21 yr old
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: dancing, music, messing around on the computer, reading, playing with my kids
TOP WEIGHT: 202
CURRENT WEIGHT: 175
GOAL WEIGHT: 130
EYE COLOR: blue
HAIR COLOR: blonde
OCCUPATION: self employed
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: FL
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: dealing with insulin resistance..losing sight of the progress I have made and feeling depressed and going off my eating and exercise program then feeling more depressed
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have pictures of how I used to look hanging all over my house and that is a huge incentive to work towards
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW about: nope that's about it
GOAL WEIGHT: 165 to start and then I'll take it from there
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: North Dakota
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Actually losing the weight LOL, no really Staying motivated and on plan.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: WELL I went to the doctors today and he's reading my chart and see's PCOS in there. I am SO VERY in denial. I told him no I dont have PCOS, he read off the symptoms and I have them all I just DONT want to have PCOS. SO I guess THIS time I will stay on my meds, it should help, thats what I will do different.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW about: Well we are TTC and I hope it can work this time. Last time I was on 1900 mg Glucophage daily and we tried Clomid three times to ZERO effect in fact the nurse asked if I was ACTUALLY taking the clomid. I want another baby so bad I couldnt believe she would say something like that but then this is the same nurse who told me my fertility results were "pathetic"
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Soda...oh dear, I can drink 6+ sodas a day
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have 3FC's support! Not to mention my wonderful husband, who will go walking with my in the rain because I'm too stubborn to skip a day.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Diagnosed with PCOS about 6 months ago. Nothing they've tried have worked, but the doctor said losing even just 20 pounds might do the trick, so here I am. I want to be a momma!
I can't lose 100 pounds, but I can lose 10 pounds 10 times...
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: To be honest, all of it.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have finally realised that women with PCOS really can lose weight.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I was 21 when I was diagnosed with PCOS and it felt like the end of my life. I thought I had tricked my husband into marrying me (we didn't find out til after we were married). I was blessed with the conception of my son, who was born premature as I developed preeclampsia (I was later told this had something to do with PCOS, I also have OCD which again has been connected with the ovaries) we have not been blessed naturally so my husband and I are now looking into adoption.
I was told by so many doctors, specialists that women with PCOS would never be able to get to a healthy weight so I never bothered trying, now it's different I am trying hard and know I will do it.
GOAL WEIGHT: start with getting it under 300 and we'll go from there
OCCUPATION: hospital technician/nursing student
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Arkansas
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: staying motivated with the pitiful results I'm getting. I work and work and work, but nothing happens.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: start taking my met, exercise more frequently, watch the junk food intake
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW about: We are ttc child #1, and have been for 3 years now. I just discovered that I had PCOS/IR back in December, so I'm relatively new to all of this. Hope it goes well!
CHILDREN/AGES: Liam (3 soon to be 4) and Conor (2 soon to be 3)
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Digital Scrapbooking, Reading, Playing with my boys, Internet time (too much! LOL), Movies and Music
PETS: Two cat's - Lucy and Desi
TOP WEIGHT: 360
CURRENT WEIGHT: 331
GOAL WEIGHT: Well, I've said 145 - 160 - but it really depends on how I feel once I get there! LOL
OCCUPATION: SAHM - the most important job in the world!
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Northeast British Columbia, Canada
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Losing the weight. I have tried so many different things only to see a few pounds go and then everything come back. I get so discouraged that I just give in. I guess "Sticking-with-it-ness" is a problem.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am honestly afraid that if I don't do it this time, I will die before my kids grow up. My health has gone so downhill in the last few years and I am already having a hard time walking - I refuse to let this thing get me!
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW about: I've actually had the diagnosis of PCOS for 6 years and I'm just now starting to actually deal with it. When I was diagnosed, DH and I were ttc and the only thing on my mind was, "OK, I have this thing, now how do I overcome it and get pregnant?". With Chlomid and Met I was able to conceive my first son after 2 years of trying. After Liam was born and I was feeling up to it, we started my Met again, and lo-and-behold, 3 weeks later I got pregnant again. I am a HUGE believer in Met for PCOS and ttc!
Other than that, I am pretty much an open book - I love talking to people and if you like to chat, I'd love a WL buddy! If you want to know more, just ask - you'll get the answer!
MINI GOAL “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~Jimmy Dean
PETS: 3 Staffies named Hoover, Skylah and Milo, 2 Cats - Matika & Liesbet, and a large tank of Silver Dollars and Angels (fish)
TOP WEIGHT: 120kg
CURRENT WEIGHT: 113kg
GOAL WEIGHT: Around 70 kgs
EYE COLOR: Blue-green
HAIR COLOR: Who can keep track?
OCCUPATION: Cost Accountant at manufacturing business
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Cape Town, South Africa
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Ask... I might just give it to ya...
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Having PCOS and not giving in to hopelessness.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Ive been overweight for 19 years - I refuse to make it a full 20 years...
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I have PCOS, diagnosed 1999 without being told anything about it. Finally did some research and got more clued up in 2004. We are yearning to have kids. I havent started on any fertility treatment as I wish to lose some weight first. Been on Metformin for 3 months now. Used it previously, but gave it up coz of side effects, will stick it out this time.
MARITAL STATUS: Engaged (Been together almost 6 yrs)
SPOUSE’S NAME: Todd
CHILDREN/AGES: No children, but my cat Bella is my baby
CURRENT WEIGHT: 203
GOAL WEIGHT: 145 - 150
EYE COLOR: Blue/grey
HAIR COLOR: Auburn
OCCUPATION: Sr. CDS Associate in a Data Management Co.
More about me: Well, I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15. I was given birth control pills at that time to regulate my period and it worked. But as I got older and my life got more complicated I didn't always have the insurance nor the money to stay on birth control. I haven't had my period in 4 yrs now. I am way over weight and there are other things about PCOS that drive me nuts. Most of which I have always wanted to be a mother and I just don't see that happening now. I'm getting up there in age and I don't want to start a family after I'm 40.
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Starting over..fell off the wagon. BUT I QUIT SMOKING!