About Evalyn

LPN. Ambitious. Passionate learner. Realist. Free spirit. Compassionate. Loving. Humble yet cocky. Intelligent. Floridian with a longing for the West Coast. Navy brat. Happy. Perfectionist. Southerner at heart. Democrat. Geek loving geek. Indie but so not pretentious about it. Lover of animals.


My Weight Ticker


Hey out there. I’m a 27 year old nurse named Evalyn. If you are reading this, congratulations, you’re watching me get started on a tremendous weight loss journey. I’m never sure how to start out telling the story of me, but I figure it would be best to provide a little background on me and how I got to this point.

I’ve had weight troubles since I was about 8. I had been a perfectly healthy weight most of my childhood but when my parents separated and subsequently divorced, I turned to food for comfort. I think all the big changes really shook me up in a way that I couldn’t put into words when I was so young. From then I always clocked in a little overweight, but never hugely so.

In my early teens, I realized I was bigger than my friends and began working to starve myself. I remember clearly the day I decided it was best I skip breakfast, and then lunch, and then only eat enough dinner to keep my dad from noticing. I lost quite a bit of weight, but when I did start eating normally again, I rebounded hard. By 15 I was 210 pounds. I joined Weight Watchers and lost 60 pounds. I was 150 pounds at 5’7″ and looked and felt great. I was more confident, made more friends, shopped at the trendy stores, and felt like nothing could bring me back down.

Of course, as it has a way of doing, life threw me a curve ball. I was drastically and suddenly gained back all the weight I lost plus some. It took a few months but the cause was eventually determined to be an influx of blood insulin from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). It took a major toll on my newly blossoming self-confidence.

The weight loss road from that point on has been very hard. PCOS makes loosing weight an even harder uphill battle than it already is. For a long time I would diet and then spring back suddenly and unexpectedly regardless of how close I followed a diet or how often I worked out. I fell back into my starvation and excessive exercise routine in my sophomore and junior years of college. Gained more weight again when I started eating normally again, again. And finally got to this point.

I’m 27. I’m 5’7. And at my very highest weight I stepped on a scale and saw 300 and knew that enough was finally enough. So, here I am, carrying around exactly double of the me I want to be. And, I’m looking to lose that extra me.