Eye/Hair Color:green/hazel eyes, hair color depends on the month
Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: 4/05/2014
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My biggest hurdle is to stop making excuses to myself and stop lying to myself. Keeping myself on track and caring about me.
Following any specific plan: I am calorie counting and keeping a food journal and so far that is it.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have only tried losing weight once before (and I was not all that overweight) I was able to do it no problem, this time around I have gained so much weight its hard to know where to start.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I hate what I look like as I am sure others who have more than 100lbs to lose will understand. I hate that I tell myself things like, oh I will start tomorrow, or ugh, I'm just to busy to go to the gym. I am trying very hard to change my overall mindset, and prioritize what is important, like living to see my kids have kids and being able to actively partake in their lives
Occupation: I volunteer a lot trying to improve PreK-12 education in my community.
Pets: Been there, done that, not going there again!
Hobbies/Interests: Volunteer work, reading, playing games
Height: 5' 10 1/2"
Eye/Hair Color: Olive/Reddish Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Hmmmm… How about today? 4/29/2014, unless you count all my life :-)
Starting Weight: 272
Present Weight: 265
Goal Weight: 155
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Excercising and fried potatoes
Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers worked when I was 22, Low Carb (like 20 grams per day) worked when I was 48, generally now, want to eat healthier, less processed foods, and exercise, but not have absolute stringent guidelines that are impossible to follow forever.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Perspective! And I think I finally resolved the gastrointestinal issues I've been having (Yay!!!) - so it's time to see how this works out.
Anything else you would like to share with us: About this time last year (May 2013), I realized the gastrointestinal difficulties I had been having were not normal and they seemed to be getting worse, so I gave up gluten (99.8%) for the past year. That seemed to improve things somewhat (although I didn't lose any weight). Then I gave up my diet Pepsi **sniff** (and diet Coke), and then I gave up dairy **Ouch! Dairy made low carb so much more livable**. Then I stumbled upon an article on probiotics about a month ago, and after doing a bunch of research to discover what makes a good probiotic and taking these for a few weeks, I decided it was time to reintroduce some foods… So, over the last few days I've discovered I can again eat gluten, dairy and other foods that were giving me issues. (I’m not going back to drinking diet soda though – that was a good thing to quit!)
Children/Ages: 4 children (16 year old son, 14 year old daughter, 11 year old daughter, and almost 6 year old daughter)
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom, although I feel like I am a stay-in-minivan mom.
Pets: Just one Siamese fighting fish
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, walking, leading study groups, Cooking ;-), Home Organization
Height: 5 feet 11 or so
Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes/Brown hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Yesterday
Starting Weight: 310
Present Weight: 308
Goal Weight: 180
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting really busy and then not menu planning enough and I tend to be an emotional eater.
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and making sure to get minimum 30 minutes 5 days/week of walking. Also need to get back to Curves.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time - slow and steady, no fad diets, no diet gimmicks, no starving myself, etc. Not being overly restrictive with calories to the point that I am so hungry, I go into binge mode.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am a relatively happy and content person. Lots to be thankful for in my life.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Mindless eating, facing my food issues and holding myself accountable.
Following any specific plan: Medi-Weight Loss Clinics - 500 calories a day with bi-weekly B6 and B12 injections also with an appetite suppressant.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The biggest thing was facing my food issues. I had a therapist who made me accountable for my "failures". She told me "You do know, that foods not going to love you back right?"
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am smaller than I have ever been in my adult life. I keep reaching for the XL or the 2XL when a size 8-10 actually fit me.
Get busy living or get busy dying...Shawshank Redemption
Children: 4- girls ages 14 and 7 and boys ages 10 and 12
Pets- a boxer/mastiff named Dough Boy and twin black cats named chocolate and chip ( even my pets show my love of food lol)
Interests: I am a passionate creator. I love to crochet, sew, paint, repurpose old things. I love a good book. Spending time with the kiddos, of course.
Eye colour/ hair colour : brown and brown
Starting weight: 270
Present weight: 265
Goal weight: 150
Biggest hurdle: gosh, so many things. I suffer from anxiety so for me that's probably the biggest obstacle. And time. I work shift work and I find planning my food and exercise difficult.
Following a plan: no actually. I have no plan. That sounds horrible lol. I plan to have a plan. Does that count? Let's say I'm between plans at the moment because the previous plan was not working out for me. I plan to plan. Yes.
What is different about your weight loss efforts this time: well I successfully lost 105 lbs a few years back. I was 305 and went down to 200. And it took a couple of years to do it. Then just after hitting 200lbs I got a new job caring for adults with disabilities. Hardest and most rewarding job. That changed my routine and instead of adjusting I abandoned it. I know now that I need to be able to make those adjustments when life changes. I also know more now about food and nutrition and exercise than I did back then. So I feel I'm more prepared.
Hobbies/Interests: This is ever-changing now...watching sporting events like baseball, football, and dirt track stock car racing, spending time with my kids and friends, going out to dinner, spending time at the coffee house.
Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes and brown hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 9, 2013
Starting Weight: 398
Present Weight: 237
Goal Weight: I don't know.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I usually have a handle on emotional eating, but occasionally, my brain loses control.
Following any specific plan: Body by Vi and clean eating
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a strong why...and Body by Vi is something that has worked well with me!
Marital Status: I have a boyfriend (aka "the man") of 2 years who i live with.
Occupation: accountant (at a potato chip factory)
Pets: none (would care for a whole zoo if i had the money!)
Hobbies/Interests: reading, writing, research on foods and natural living, arts and crafts of any kind, music
Eye/Hair Color: green/dark brown (most of the time!)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: today, unless you count back to when I started stealing my mother's slimfast at 12 years old!!
Starting Weight: 305
Present Weight: 305
Goal Weight: 180
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Accepting that I need to make this change. I am a very self confident person and until recently never saw my weight as a problem. When I passed 300lbs it was a wake up call that I am no longer as healthy as I thought I was.
Following any specific plan: Hybrid of whole, real foods and paleo (grain and dairy free)
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am finally starting to see myself as a fat girl. What I see of myself in pictures and in the mirror does not reflect what I feel on the inside. I am tired of being tired all the time. My man appreciates a curvy woman but recently he has been hinting that I have gotten bigger than I was when we met (which I have).
Anything else you would like to share with us: My man also is trying to lose weight (he is 6'6'' and well over 300lbs- ideally he should be about 250) He is gluten intolerant and lactose intolerant (which is why we go paleo) but he refuses to believe he needs to excercise and tells me I need it more and therefore we don't get out and walk or hike much (which I do love to do.)
Pets:Yes!! 7cats: Moika, Platón, Patrick, Bernadette, Oscar, Vader & Dakota and two dogs: Olivia & Octavia
Hobbies/Interests:Love to craft, scrapbook, do things with my hands, decorate the house, cook, go to bazars and hopefully soon exercise.
Eye/Hair Color:Black hair, brown eyes
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:06/16/2014
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightlossemptation, most of my friends love to eat, my gf loves to eat so I´m afraid of people telling me to just try a little bit. My mind is set that I have to lose weight!
Following any specific plan:On july I have an appointment with a nutriologist and I´ll start going to the gym. I´ll update then
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:All the other times I was just kidding myself, binging and overeating when I was alone, eating things I shouldn´t etc. This time "I" want to lose weight, feel good, look great etc and I am not cheating on my new lifestyle.
Anything else you would like to share with us:I´m happy I found this forum, I´m sure I´ll have days when I´ll need encouragement and hope I can also help.
Children/Ages: Ryan - 29 (Married), Casie - 20 (Single at home)
Occupation: Small Business Owner of 2 Corporations
Pets: Dog, Cat, Rabbits
Hobbies/Interests: Vegetable Gardening, Koi Pond Obsessed. Love to eat out, shop, bird watching, HIT Training and spending time with family.
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown with Highlights to cover my gray.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 20, 2013
Starting Weight: 262
Present Weight: 205
Goal Weight: 130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stress/emotional eating
Following any specific plan: Low carb, high protein, gallon of water a day
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Children are now adults, so have the time and financial resources to concentrate on myself at getting healthy and feeling good about MYSELF.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Just keep at it. It does and will take time to lose over 100lbs. Allow yourself forgiveness for slip ups and get back on track immediately.
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Occupation: I have two jobs, one as a cashier, and one as a Behavioral Intervention Support Specialist
Pets: 2 dogs, 3 cats
Hobbies/Interests: I love to read, and to watch way too many TV shows. I love music but I have no talent for it.
Eye/Hair Color: I have naturally blonde hair, but it'd dyed brown right now. Blue/green eyes.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today. July 27th, 2014
Starting Weight: 266
Present Weight: 266
Goal Weight: 160
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My diet. And struggling with depression and the subsequent lack of motivation that accompanies it.
Following any specific plan: Just focusing on one thing at a time, because trying to fix every bad habit I have at one time has never worked in the past.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Graduating college really was a reality check. I can't blame my weight on the crappy food or the culture, I'm an adult and I need to be responsible for my actions.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm really excited to get support and to give it. Leaving college puts me 300 miles away from the things that would actually work in my favor--my supportive friends.
Hobbies/Interests: Jogging (soon again), Crosstitching, Reading, being silent by myself
Eye/Hair Color: Green/Dirty Blond
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 7, 2014
Starting Weight: 270
Present Weight: 270
Goal Weight: 180
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Just starting and getting over the fact that my fat jiggles with exercise
Following any specific plan: find that getting pre-packaged meals, ie JC or WW helps with portion control. Jogging!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel myself getting more unhealthy. My sons are in high school and I need to be a good example for them. I have a lot of being a wife and mother left to do!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I have a tendency to be my own worst enemy. I am very hard on myself and need to allow myself for "bad days." I don't want to give up after I do have a bad day. I need to be accountable and remember that I deserve to be healthy!
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