Start Weight:(07 Jan 13) 230.0 lb
Current Weight:(14 Dec 13) 229.0 lb
Goal Weight:180.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 1.8 lb a week

I signed up here at Fat Secret some time ago (2010), and I have popped in from time to time over the years. I guess now is as good as time as any to take advantage of the resources!

Full time student finishing my MBA in General Business.

Full time freelance writer, which I love more than any job I have ever had. I have two books published, one about to be, and a few more in the works. I currently have 23 books published under a pen name.

I suffer from some mental health problems due to past sexual abuse that lasted 12 years. I have major recurring depression. PTSD, Panic Attacks, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and have dealt with an eating disorder(s). I know when I am healthy and working out, I am less likely to suffer from these problems.

My back is a mess. I have Degenerative Disc Diseas and my L4 and L5 are "broken" for lack of a better word. Because of this my L6 is following suit, causing my right side, my leg is shorter, my hip is up higher and I have sciatica in that leg. My right shoulder has dropped 3 inches causing me a lot of trouble and pain.

My chiro has told me the weight has to come off! I have (osteoarthritis) degenerative arthritis in my hips, worse on my right. My right side is shorter so I am supposed to wear a shoe lift inside my shoe to help make me more comfortable. I have a special desk chair since I work from home and have to sit pretty much all day. (I am sick of the pain!)

Migraines are also an evil part of my life.

I am 37 and I want to be in the best shape I have ever been by the time I reach 40.

I have PCOS and someday would like to be strong enough to adopt a child.

All of these reasons, I need to be in a healthy body and state of mind.

I can.
And, I will.

FatSecret member since: 15 Jun 10

IrishChik's Weight History

IrishChik's Latest Member Challenges

  Walk Away The Pounds
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ended: 21 Oct 11
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  Exercise at least twice a week for half an hour
status: Completed
ended: 13 Jun 11
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IrishChik's Cookbook

cals: 54kcal | fat: 3.22g | carbs: 6.40g | prot: 0.83g
Chocolate Dipped Macaroons
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30 January 2013

I know it has been a while... has taken me in many directions. I am still battling the PCOS and the insulin resistance that comes with it. I ...
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07 January 2013

Started Atkins the first of the year. I spent the few weeks prior slowly cutting down carbs and rereading all of my Atkins materials. I even read South ...
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