Real Name: Diana
Geographical Location: Florida
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: English Professor
Hobbies/Interests: Cross Stitch, Reading Science Fiction/Fantasy, Cosplay
Height: 5’ 4.5”
Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/ currently blue
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I’ve been trying to lose for 20 years, but my weight loss surgery was on 12/28/2016
Heaviest weight: 305
Surgery weight: 280
Current weight: 248
Goal Weight: 145lbs
Biggest Hurdle to Overcome in Weightloss: carbohydrates (I love bread items, they are my comfort food, so I am working away from comfort food toward comfort activities.
Following any specific plan: High protein low bad carbs along with calorie counting
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am more focused and have way more willpower. I have two young daughters and they inspire me to be as healthy as I can be, so I can be there for them as long as I can. I was just taken off my insulin pump after 15 years, so that is also a huge motivator that I can do this and it is worth it!
Anything else you want to share with us? My main goal is to increase my life expectancy. With all of my comorbidities, it is important for me to do this. I intend to get fit enough to be taken off my medications and enjoy life with my children.