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What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
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Current Passions?

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Kalyn Dersch: Weightloss Blogger

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Kalyn Dersch, writer of the blog: Goal Of Losing, has a goal of losing 100 pounds while living life. Kalyn is passionate about sharing her journey of losing weight with hopes of inspiring others along the way. When diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), her doctor told her that losing weight for a "normal person" was hard but, losing weight with PCOS would be nearly impossible. With her unwavering optimism, Kalyn plans to lose 100 pounds by making small, healthy, sustainable changes over time and practicing moderation over deprivation.

What do I do best?

I'm an encourager. Encouraging others is my favorite way to connect with people. I have no problem letting myself be vulnerable in the name of encouraging others. By sharing the struggles and success of my journey, I can encourage others in their own.

What makes me the best version of myself?

I'm a planner and an avid goal-setter. I thrive the most when I have a goal to work toward.

What are my aspirations?

Personally, my goal is to lose 100 pounds while living life. I don't believe in putting my life on hold to lose weight. I intend to reach my weight loss goal of 100 pounds by making small, healthy, sustainable changes over time and practicing moderation over deprivation.

As for my aspirations pertaining to my blog, it is my hope that by sharing my journey l will have a positive impact on those who are reading. I want to encourage others to never give up on themselves or their goals.

My Biggest Success?

When I was a teenager, I was told that I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a disorder that is rapidly becoming more common. My doctor said that I would probably not be able to have any children due to PCOS but, that losing weight might help increase my fertility. The doctor also told that losing weight with PCOS is nearly impossible. I choose to focus on the "nearly" part of that sentence and, lost a total of 40 pounds before getting pregnant with my daughter, Piper. She is 3 years old, now.

Beating those odds, losing the weight and, chasing my dream of becoming a mother; that has been my biggest success.

My Most Challenging Moment?

My biggest success would not be without my most challenging moment. A couple years before I got pregnant with my daughter, I had a miscarriage. The miscarriage changed me at the core and, for the better. Before this miscarriage, I had no idea I could become pregnant. I used the heartbreak as motivation to lose the weight I needed to lose to eventually become pregnant with my daughter, Piper.

My Motto?

"You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there." - Edwin Louis Cole

My Favorite People/Role Models?

While there is always some sort of inspiration and knowledge to be gained from anyone I meet, the person who has impacted my life the most is my husband, Nicholas. We are high school sweethearts and so, we've grown up together and, growing older with someone for as long as we have is a blessing not to be taken lightly.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

I'm going to be dramatic for a moment; I'd be nothing without a planner, a notebook and a pen. Honestly though, I'm the person who always has their planner or a notebook within reach. I'd also be lost without my Bible, prayer journal and Bible study notebook.

My Current Passions?

Whether or not I'm very good at it, writing has always been a passion of mine. I write from the heart so, grammatical errors are to be expected. If you get a chance to read my blog, please don't judge me on my grammar but, the content at heart.