First name: Shirley Francis
Geographical location: Lafayette, Indiana
Children/Ages:5 year old daughter
Occupation: paraprofessional at a high school
Pets:Gir (my dwarf hamster)
Hobbies/Interests: playing with my daughter, going on walks with the neighbor's dogs
Eye/Hair Color:blond hair/ green eyes
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today!! May 13, 2008
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: The feelings of deprivation against wanting sweets
Following any specific plan: Thinking about joining Weight Watchers
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I realize that I want to be around for my family and be healthier for them.
Anything else you would like to share with us: It is going to be a hard, emotional journey for me and all the support that I can get is going to be great. Thank you all!