About Tasha

First and foremost, I want to express my sincerest thanks for your taking time to read this blog. I started this as a way to remember my weight-loss journey and to maybe help others who are in a similar situation. I also want to say that I am not a medical professional or diet expert. If you’re interested in starting a weight-loss or fitness plan, please consult a physician first.

I started this blog in October 2010 and I was very unhappy not only in the way I looked, but the direction my life was taking. I was not a happy person and it was partially due to my weight. My health had deteriorated severely and I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and was experiencing all of the effects. I’d been nearly crippled by depression at moments over the last couple of years and as a result, my school work, social life, and self-esteem suffered. Though I hadn’t forgotten about this blog, it wasn’t until Mid-January that I decided a change absolutely had to be made. I was tired of my blood pressure being dangerously high, not being able to find clothes to fit me, and being generally unhappy with my life. So, I made the committment mind, body, soul, and credit card and joined Weight Watchers.

I joined Weight Watchers on January 30, 2011, my best friend’s birthday. I had every intention of going to my first meeting that day, but I got the flu and was out of commission for a full week. My first official weigh-in with Weight Watchers ended up being on February 12. In 12 weeks, I have lost 17.4 pounds on the PointsPlus plan, but since November 2010 when I visited my doctor and was weighed, I have lost 49 pounds. At the doctor visit in November, my P.A. discussed recommending me for gastric bypass or lapband surgery. I told her that I was committed to do this on my own, and I am.

My outlook has already changed so much in the last few months. I am more confident, I am happier, and I just genuinely feel good. I am buying new clothes and not feeling bad about trying new things. I have redeveloped a love for fruit and vegetables and I am trying in earnest to cook healthy. My real life friends and family as well as my twitter friends have all been a wonderful support system. I couldn’t (and can’t continue to) do this without them.

I played World of Warcraft, an MMORPG, for three years. During the time that I played the game, I was living a very sedentary lifestyle. I feel that part of my weight loss success has been due to the fact that I gave up playing that game and have focused my attention to other things, namely going to the gym. I do enjoy video games still, as well as, board games. My friends and I have a gaming group where we play board games, card games, and also play role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons. I love music, books, writing, going out to eat with friends, singing karaoke, and going on roadtrips. I talk about a lot of those things over on my other blog Kentucky Geek Girl.

I hope that I can help someone who is trying to find their own motivation for weight loss. Bloggers like Emmie and Kenz have been a huge inspiration to me, so if I can be that for you, it would make me so incredibly happy.

Again, thanks for reading!

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