Hobbies/Interests:I am a baker, I love making food in general. I also love shopping (what girl doesn't).
Eye/Hair Color: Blue Eyes, Medium brown Hair (I used to be blonde)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:June 2009
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:My love for food and I also live by myself so there is noone but myself to push me and i am too easy to give in to the couch.
Following any specific plan: I used to be into running (was down to 185 in college, office work has not been good to me) I am going to start that up again and just start eating less calories and more good for me foods.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am at the point where I feel like I look, I usually have high self esteem but there comes a point when at 250+ lbs you can't see past it anymore. Plus I have a big trip planned for christmas and I want to look hot on the beaches of Hawaii.
Anything else you would like to share with us:I decided that after consistantly being in a one relationship after another for the past 6 years that I am going on a no men stint til January 2010, I think it will help me focus on more on doing this for me and not to look good for some guy...
Hobbies/Interests:Sewing, Embrodering, Almost anything
Eye/Hair Color:Blue- Medium Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Aug 27,2009
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightlosshe Will to turn away food
Following any specific plan:No
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I cant motivated myself to get going ( Please help me out)
Anything else you would like to share with us: I have been on the diet roller coaster for many years it has come now that I have to take tricor and am being watched to check sugar levels. I need the inspiration to get started again and someone to help me keep myself in check.
Realization is that I am the one who made myself fat! I control what goes in my mouth on a daily bases and now I have to be the one who takes the control !
Geographical location: northern california by way of new england
Marital Status: living in sin
Children/Ages: 15 year old stepdaughter
Occupation: executive admin
Pets: two hilarious rescued border collies
Hobbies/Interests: absolutely anything having to do with music. pop culture. writing. crocheting. animal rescue. laughing painfully hard.
Height: 5' 3 1/2"
Eye/Hair Color: dark brown/my natural hair color? brown. but haven't seen that in YEARS. currently red.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: recommitting 11/29/09
Starting Weight: 289
Present Weight: same
Goal Weight: my ultimate goal is somewhere in the 145 range, but interim goal is to take off the 15 lbs i gained back after losing 25 back in the spring
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my own insecurities, doubts, and laziness
Following any specific plan: weight watchers-esque/calorie counting/exercising
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i'm tired and done with making excuses and living my life for everyone else. i'm the difference this time.
Anything else you would like to share with us: i think i came to the gripping conclusion recently that i'm not a superhero. or maybe i am. but i can't single handedly save the world before i save myself.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not giving up
Following any specific plan: 1200 calories a day
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've never counted calories before. I've done South Beach, I've tried "eating right" (whatever that means), cutting out pop and chips, but I've never actually counted calories. I thought I knew about calories, but boy was I wrong.
Anything else you would like to share with us:
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, Home Decorating, Activities with My Girls, Art
Eye/Hair Color: Green Eyes, Brown hair - now anyway.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: New Journey Starts Today! 12/28/2009
Starting Weight: 225lbs
Present Weight: 225lbs
Goal Weight: 120lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Changing the whole family's habits and incorporating fitness into my lifestyle.
Following any specific plan: Counting calories, watching portions
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have reached the highest weight I have ever been and turned 30 all in the same year. I had health problems this year related to my weight that I am anxious to leave behind. I am ready for a new decade focused on keeping myself and my family healthy. The weight has robbed me of enough!
I am looking forward to this journey with all of you. I will pledge my support and am thankful for yours in return. Let's do this!
Children/Ages: Son - almost 25, daughter - 22. One granddaughter almost 3, 15 month old grandson and a new grandson due July 4.
Occupation: Legal Assistant; crafter; Avon; and own a (struggling) cleaning business - I'm the only employee and I only have one small account.
Pets: 3 1/2 year old yorkie (but she's moving to NC to live with my daughter and her family the end of this month)
Hobbies/Interests: Crafts, photography, scrapbooking, I paint primitive signs, sewing, GRANDCHILDREN
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/green eyes, white hair (not gray, but white - since my early 20's)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 25, 2010
Starting Weight: 256.5
Present Weight: 249.8
Goal Weight: 155
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Chocolate!
Following any specific plan: No. I am really trying to watch my portions and my carbohydrate intake. I am also not eating anything after dinner.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: 3FC!!! This is the first time I haven't "planned" to go on a diet, I just made a decision on that date that it was time to change, and I started immediately - no last hoorah. This is not a diet that I will get to go off of when I'm "done" because this needs to become my lifestyle forever. I do not want to develop all the diabetic complications that my mom has developed, and I also have a brother-in-law who is suffering from many severe diabetic complications.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I live across the street from my mother (who will be 80 in August). If I weren't living here she wouldn't be able to stay in her home. I check on her daily, cook dinner for her several nights a week, take out her trash, do her laundry, clean her house, run her errands, do her grocery shopping, etc. In addition to taking care of my mom I work a full-time job, am a new Avon rep, have a cleaning business and a craft business. Unfortunately none of my "businesses" are successful at this point.
Dancing away the pounds
One for every 5 lbs lost.
Marital Status: Not married . . . complicated is the best way to sum it up
Children/Ages: 1yr old boy
Occupation: Office Admin
Pets: 1 Min Pin
Hobbies/Interests: Right now my interests are improving my education and getting things started to get EMR training done . . . and re-teaching myself to love exercising
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Green Naturally light brown, currently its red
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Taking it seriously was last summer
Starting Weight: 248
Present Weight: 204
Goal Weight: 145
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have very little support around me where I am. Letting my emotions get the better of me and defeating myself. Im also a chronic under eater, when I get stressed over emotionally overwhelmed I lose my appetite and end up not eating which Im starting to realize is a bigger problem in the weight loss battle.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Im trying my best to educate myself in terms of nutrition. And Im not doing it just for me - I have a little guy that is dependant on me for the next 17 years at least and I need to be here, be the healthiest teacher, role model and provider I can be
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am too stubborn to let this get the better of me again . . . and I love meeting new people so please feel free to chat, I'll talk about anything (its a disease I think lol)
Occupation: dog rescue, housewife, caregiver to grandmother
Pets: 10 dogs, 4 parrots, 2 miniature donkeys
Hobbies/Interests: dogs, reading, gadgets
Eye/Hair Color: green/red
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/26/10
Starting Weight: 325
Present Weight: 314
Goal Weight: 150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: staying away from junk food
Following any specific plan: atkins, calorie counting
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: more determined, health problems
Anything else you would like to share with us: I had weight loss surgery 12 years ago and lost 200 pounds in 11 months, but have gained it all back in the last 6 years. Had to have surgery reversed as it caused blockage from band growing into wall of opening of stomach and it almost killed me.
Last edited by KatMarie : 12-11-2010 at 06:00 PM.
Reason: Had height wrong