Joined April 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
188.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.0 lb

Current Weight
191.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
164.0 lb
Still to go: 27.0 lb
I'm Dessa.

Where to start?

I live in a rural community in Wisconsin with my husband, Carl, and our daughter, Isabella. I'm 39, work full time for an insurance company at their HQ as a project manager.

Hmm...I love reading...everything I can get my hands on, I like watching sports, I love coffee.

My goal is to keep my diabetes in check. I've been on insulin since 2007. My numbers look awesome and I want to stay ahead of any complications.

I have some other health concerns as well which are prompting me to take better care of myself.

Because of my health concerns, I tend to lose weight slooooowly, so I'm focusing on 30 minutes of movement 5 times a werk. If I lose weight, awesome! If I don't, I'm going to stop beating myself up for it. I have battled eating disorders in the past, so I need to be aware of that....

DessaLyn's Weight History

DessaLyn's Latest Member Challenges

  Every Day Matters
status: Completed
ended: 22 Jul 13
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  Getting into the Groove
status: Completed
ended: 04 Jun 12
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last weighin: gaining 1.0 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 1.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 2.5 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.5 lb a week Up

DessaLyn's Cookbook

cals: 294kcal | fat: 19.17g | carbs: 29.93g | prot: 5.24g
No Flour Chocolate Cake
A gluten free and very chocolatey, decadent cake.
cals: 81kcal | fat: 4.67g | carbs: 8.28g | prot: 1.58g
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Delicious gluten and dairy free cookies that are also high in fiber and protein and low in carbs.
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DessaLyn's Latest Posts

Im new! Just saying Hello and in need of support group...
Welcome and good luck!!
posted 05 Jun 2013, 11:40
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17 July 2013

Allergies. Apparently, I am suffering from allergies. Heat indexes of close to 100 today, so am going to the beach immediately after work. This means ...
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16 July 2013

Still not a 100%...but it's weird. I feel fine one moment and like crap the next. Hot...really hot where I am right now, so my walks have shortened, and ...
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DessaLyn's Groups

Weight-Loss for Busy Professionals
A group for professionals who struggle with balancing weight-loss with careers. Support, tips & friendships are encouraged.

Lose Weight with Hypothyroid
A group for all of us suffering from hypothyroid,which make most of us look like hippo!

Dieting Diabetics
A group for diabetics wanting to lose weight, slim down, reduce BMI or otherwise get and/or stay healthy.

Mindfulness and Eating
Using Eastern mindfulness techniques to help control hunger, maintain motivation, and deal with unwanted emotions.

What to feed your face? Healthy food database!
Are you apprehensive when trying healthy items?Never again!Here is a list of tried and true foods to keep your diet on track!

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