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August 11, 2015. 245 pounds, and rockin' this super cute dress!


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You likely know my story; you've heard it before.
Overweight, I struggled to get pregnant and was diagnosed with PCOS in 2012. Finally a doctor suggested a low carb diet to lose weight and help my fertility meds work. I lost 20 lbs and finally got pregnant in November 2013, a year after being diagnosed with PCOS. I have a beautiful baby boy who is just turning 1 year old, and he's perfect. I, sadly, have gained back the weight I managed to lose, and now we're looking at trying for Baby #2 and I'm faced with a similar struggle to before: Dealing with PCOS and all the joys that come with it like an inclination to put on weight in the "apple" area and depression, trying to lose weight while struggling with my fertility and feeling like I'm somehow a failure as a woman, balancing that with work... Only now, I'm also balancing it with a 1 year old AND I'm finishing up my Bachelor's degree, taking 1 class per term online. AHHH!

Right now I'm struggling to feel comfortable and beautiful in my own body, because I've learned I have to love me RIGHT NOW, exactly as I am - double chins and inner tube of flab around my middle and all - because being skinny won't make me happy. It will, however, make conceiving and carrying my future son or daughter more possible!


Member Since: 8/11/2015

My Goals:
Short(er) term goal: Lose 50 lbs (195). Then ask the doc about fertility treatments.
Long(er) term goal: Lose 105 lbs, goal weight 140 and a "normal" BMI. Set a good example for my son for what a healthy lifestyle looks like.


My Program:
Eat a clean, low carb diet. Do exercises I enjoy for at least 2.5 hours/week: swimming, Zumba, dancing, taking the dog and baby to the park... Strength train 3x a week, and try to throw some yoga in there as well. I don't like it, but they're good for me!



Personal Information:
Soon-to-be-30! gal from Minnesota. Wonderful husband John, best baby in the world James, and fluffer-nutter dog Remy.


Other Information:
I love Korean dramas, anime, manga, reading, singing, karaoke, painting, swimming...




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  • v SHELLE13
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    Welcome to the Done Girls team! Woot woot! We are so glad you joined us!

    If you’re looking for a little motivation, inspiration, encouragement or support, we are all here for you! Check out our discussions and feel free to friend me. I'm happy to help in any way I can!

    Let's make 2015 the year we are reach our goals! Welcome Done Girl!
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    1514 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Done Being the Fat Girl Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.

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    Vanessa
    1520 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Welcome to the MN Sparks Fat Kickers Team! We are happy to have you with the team. Introduce yourself to the team, and we'd love to hear where in MN you are from! . If you have any questions,..ask, and we will be here ready to help you in anyway they can. Also add your birthday, visit our chat rooms, enjoy our variety of games.. and most of all, enjoy your journey to a happier and healthy "you".
    Leaders of MN SPARKS FAT KICKERS TEAM
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    1523 days ago
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    emoticon to Sparkpeople!

    YOU have discovered a website filled with information, friendship, support and encouragement. There's plenty of motivation and inspiration as well! Get active and stay focused on your goals! Wishing you the best on your journey!

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    1526 days ago
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    WELCOME to SP and joining the DONE GIRL'S team! It is a great team to be on. I'm embracing you in friendship, support and hugs from one DONE girl to another. Have a wonderful evening! Go DONE GIRLS!!


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    1526 days ago
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