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junip3r 02-15-2013 11:04 PM

Confession of a FAT woman!
Hi guys...I've been a lurker on and off for years! I'm 33 years old, married 13 years and have the most beautiful 7 year old daughter.

I lost about 60lbs (starting at 230) on Atkins back in 2004, and after losing the weight I was able to get pregnant with my daughter.

I have PCOS and know that this is the only way I have ever been able to successfully move the scale.

Im ashamed to admit that I became complacent and in denial about my weight over the years and peaking at 295 I had become so disgusted with my own body, it was affecting me marriage and my ability to take part in my daughters life. I won't even admit to my husband how much I really weigh.

The good new is that on January 14th my husband and I decided to start our journey towards a heathier lifestyle. We both want to feel good about ourselves again.

As of today I have lost 19.6lbs, and am seeing the changes in my body. I'm no longer breathing heavily and can tell my knees and hips are not sore all the time.

I'm also hoping to get back to a healthy weight and have another child...

My husband has lost about 14lbs (starting at 248) and he too is motivated to reach his goal of 190.

I just wanted to say hi and let you all know that your stories and encouragement is a lifesaver, and I'm fairly certain that I could not do this without you all. :love: :hugs:

So there is my confession. Wheew! That felt good!

sillykimmie 02-15-2013 11:29 PM

:welcome: aboard!
Congratulations on your decision to improve your health and your weight loss so far!!
You've come to the right place for information and encouragement.

Gibbs 02-16-2013 03:29 AM

Welcome!! The gang here, as you already know, is so awesome with advice or just listening. You and the hubby are off to a good start, keep it going!!!

Julie1972 02-16-2013 03:40 AM

Welcome! We look forward to sharing this journey with you! Stay strong!

Mistizoom 02-16-2013 04:22 AM

Hello! We sound very similar except I'm 10 years old than you! I also have PCOS, have lost weight before and regained (though not on low carb), I have a 10 year old son, and DH and I are both committed to this WOE. You've done great in your first month! I've lost a little slower but mostly steady over the past three months. Looking forward to your posts.

BigRunner 02-16-2013 06:26 AM


Congrats on the weight loss.

clackley 02-16-2013 06:39 AM

:welcome: Congrats on weight loss so far and more so, coming back to low carb. I would strongly suggest that you read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes if you haven't already.

Keep posting and reading here at LCF as it is one of the best support sites!!:)

cfine 02-16-2013 06:52 AM

Welcome!! WTG on the weight loss so far.

princessmommy 02-16-2013 07:02 AM

Welcome!! Pcos lady here too! Took us 5 1/2 Yrs to get Pregnant with our son. He's now 16 yrs old and our daughter is 12! It's great to have you with us!!!

marieze 02-16-2013 07:37 AM

Welcome and best of luck to you:hugs:

Big Stevie 02-16-2013 07:49 AM

Welcome. Your story is like many others here. You know this program works. You are still young. Glad you are back on it, now stick with it. You can do this and you will feel great.

hopewell 02-16-2013 09:29 AM


Originally Posted by junip3r (Post 16261968)
I won't even admit to my husband how much I really weigh.

Me either. I don't weigh myself often, looking at inches lost instead, but when I do I don't even want my husband in the house...just in case.

LadyN 02-16-2013 10:06 AM

:welcome: We'll be here to cheer you on and encourage you to keep on fighting for your health!

Rhubarb 02-16-2013 10:14 AM

You're off to a great start! KUTGW. And continue to share your ups and downs on the board. I think it's really helpful.

Janknitz 02-16-2013 11:18 AM

Welcome, you're singing my song. I have PCOS and we went through IVF twice to conceive our first child (now 20). 8 years later I was low carbing to try to lose weight and surprise--our second child (now 12)! Unfortunately, when I was pregnant with her they warned me against following a low carb diet or being in ketosis, so I lost my momentum and it took me 11 years to get back to it. Don't let that happen to you! Stay low carb with adequate calories and good nutritious food when you conceive again (and you will!) and commit to this for the health of your baby as well as yourself.

Be proud of the healthy decision you've made. You're going to do great!

baileygirl3 02-16-2013 11:30 AM

Welcome! I want to wish you lots of luck.

trishthedish 02-16-2013 04:10 PM

I can relate to your years of denial and shame in admitting your highest weight to your DH. All that matters now is you are on track and taking charge. Good for you!:up:

rubidoux 02-16-2013 04:14 PM

Welcome! :hiya: A baby is such a great motivator! I wish you a ton of luck!

Kimberli33 02-16-2013 04:23 PM

:welcome:This is a great place,lots of support and advice.

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drjlocarb 02-16-2013 07:51 PM

I am so glad you are here with us!

It doesn't matter at what weight you start, you just need to end where you are comfortable.

Thanks for joining us here.

Kriss 02-16-2013 08:22 PM

Im new too!!! Good luck to us and everyone else!!

Phranquie 02-16-2013 08:56 PM

Welcome back! You are off to a fantastic start. You will see and feel the benefits of eat LC as the weight drops off of you each week. Keep up the good work!

juliekaboolie 02-16-2013 09:36 PM

WELCOME to LCF!!!! You can totally do this! Congrats on losing 19...almost 20lbs! Awesome job!!! I have PCOS, too. We conceived our daughter after I lost some weight using Slimfast (blech), and our son came 2.5 years later using Clomid. I didn't discover low carbing until 2011, and I am slowly reversing many of my PCOS symptoms thanks to eating this way and exercising. Just take it one day, one meal at a time. You can do it!! :)

1sweettea1 02-17-2013 07:01 AM

:hiya: You are an inspiration!!!

Jigsaw 02-17-2013 06:27 PM

Congrats on making the decision for a healthier you! I'm glad your husband is joining you, it is so much easier when you are both onboard! kutgw, you are doing great! :D

passingby 02-17-2013 06:37 PM

God Bless You and your Family that's all that matters:)

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