Pets: A houseful!! One coonhoud mix, Alice & 4 cats, Clyde, Mimi, Star & Spook
Hobbies/Interests: Being outdoors
Eye/Hair Color: hazel/brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: which one? I guess this time around it will be 8/10/14. But I've been struggling with my weight & dieting forever it seems.
Starting Weight: 308
Present Weight: 262
Goal Weight: 180-ish
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stress binge eating
Following any specific plan: WW at home
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Since the beginning of 2014, I've went from 308 & got down to 245. I've unfortunately put back on over 15 pounds What's different? Well, I am trying to focus more on me & how I'm feeling when I eat. And I'm tired of beating myself up all the time, not loving myself no matter what weight I am. I am trying to work on being happy with me & treating myself better!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I've lost & regained so many times over the last 15 years... & I'm just so done with it!
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, baseball, going to the gym, playing cards/board games
Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Black
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 2014
Starting Weight: 293
Present Weight: 270
Goal Weight: 150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation and self sabotage
Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers online
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm sick of being overweight. I'm getting older and it is getting harder to lose. My mother is overweight and she is constantly in pain, can only walk short distances, etc. I don't want to end up like her in 25 years. I need to change now.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I successful lost 70+ pounds about 10 years ago. Then I moved to a new state, moved in with my boyfriend, got homesick and depressed. I gained all that I lost and more. I'm now 100+ pounds overweight. My doctor told me that because of my age and thyroid disease, I will have a hard time losing weight and I should consider weight loss surgery. Before I get to that point, I want to try to lose the weight on my own.
Hobbies/Interests: thinking of reasons not to do housework
Eye/Hair Color: auburn/ hazel
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time around? 8/7/14
Starting Weight: 240
Present Weight: 238.2
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating, poor body image
Following any specific plan: using what I learned about nutrition from weight watchers, a body media fit armband, and myfitnesspal
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: renewed energy and determination. I have decided that since being healthy and looking good at a healthy weight are the most important things to me there is no reason I shouldn't have those things. Everyone needs a passion and mine is my body.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I have been blogging my weight loss efforts, successes and failures for almost 3 years and I would love to link you so you could know me and my journey better, but I don't think I'm allowed?
Children/Ages: Twin boys, aged 2.5, baby boy almost 6 months
Occupation: Freelance writer
Pets: 2 cats, on a waitlist for a service dog for my son
Hobbies/Interests: reading, card and board games, writing, used to dance and hope to do that again soon!
Eye/Hair Color: Green/grey eyes and brown hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Let's go with March 4, 2014, the day after my baby was born. Although I'd been working on it for a few months before (intentionally) getting pregnant, and kind of tried to eat better during pregnancy.
Starting Weight: Ticky question! My pregnancy weight was 306, my pre-pregnancy weight was 285, my all-time high was 313, but I consider 278.8 as my start-weight, since that's what I weighed 3 weeks after giving birth, after all the swelling was gone. (I get very ill during pregnancy and lose weight.)
Present Weight: 206ish
Goal Weight: 145
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binge eating and emotional eating
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting on MFP
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: One of my twins has pretty involved special/medical needs. I will be caring for him at home for as long as I'm physically able, so I'd better make that a LONG time! (My only other true attempt at losing weight was prior to trying to conceive at all, and I got down to 165.8)
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am very happy to have found this support forum!
Children/Ages: 2 (Eddie is 5) (Sarah is in heaven, would have been 1)
Pets: A chiweenie named Apollo
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, drawing
Eye/Hair Color: green/ blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January/20014
Starting Weight: 275
Present Weight: 253
Goal Weight: 175
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stress eating. My son has severe autism and is non verbal, so life can be very stressful and I always used to turn to food for comfort.
Following any specific plan: low calorie
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I've suffered from some serious losses and issues over the past couple of years. I realized my son may need lifetime care and if I die young who knows what might happen to him, so I need to get healthy to be around for him as long as possible.
Anything else you would like to share with us: nice to meet you all!
Marital Status: Not married, however, I have a loving partner and a wedding will eventually happen after we buy a house and save some money!
Occupation: Disability Services
Pets: none pet starved until we own our own place
Hobbies/Interests: walking, seeing friends and an alcoholic beverage to go with my favourite T.V show
Eye/Hair Color: brown eyes blonde hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: The earliest memory I have is wanting a proper eating plan when I was 12. I always thought I was fat and food has been a struggle for me. Things got ridiculous when I got a job at hungry jacks as a teenager. I think that's what did me in the most.. eating whoppers everyday, I developed an addiction to fast food. I lost 10 kg last year but I put it all back on. I have begun again just this week, as of monday.
Starting Weight: 83.8 kg
Present Weight: 83.8 kg
Goal Weight: 60 kg
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stickng to the healthy eating after losing the weight
Following any specific plan: no, just from experience and what works for me -excercising almost daily, no fast food and try to not eat several house before bedtime
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is the most i've ever weighed? That's the only difference really. It'll just be harder and take longer
Anything else you would like to share with us: I plan on utilising this forum a lot more because It's so hard during the temptation periods to try steer clear from snacking on things I shouldn't. So thanks everyone for listening, and lets all get through this together
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Location: I am a bit Nomadic but currently I am in Sydney, NS
First name: Eva
Geographical location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Hobbies/Interests: History, traveling, reading, music, hiking, movies and opera.
Height: short - 5'2
Eye/Hair Color: Brown and brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: For this attempt today, September 15, 2014
Starting Weight: 217.8
Goal Weight: 116
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking to it. I often give up at the sight of failure
Following any specific plan: Samuel Beckett wrote: "Ever Tired. Ever Failed. Try Again. Fail Better." Thats my plan really. I am eating around 1300 calories and workout daily. But the goal is that failure is not end of my plan, the goal is to fail better. My plan is to try until I make it.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My attitude. I have made small goals and a pretty lovely plan. I love to organize and make lists. I hate to follow them. So I am playing this one day at a time with some goals. No really number based goals but fitness based goals. Things to achieve.
Anything else you would like to share with us: For some reason this is more terrifying, committing or attempting to commit this weight loss then anything else. Am I the only one who thinks this is a scary step?
Children/Ages: two daughters (almost 9 and almost 3) and one son (13 months old)
Occupation: Medical Assistant student
Pets: None, sadly
Hobbies/Interests: reading, spending time with the family and few friends we have
Eye/Hair Color: hazel/red
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: which time? I’ve done this so many times, that it’s not funny anymore. I guess it will be tomorrow, 9/19/2014
Starting Weight: 252.4
Present Weight: 254.4
Goal Weight: 175
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stress, motivation, energy and time
Following any specific plan: None
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I need to get healthy so I can be around to see my children grow up and have children of their own. I also want to be able to spend many happy years with my husband
Anything else you would like to share with us: I’m tired of being the fat girl
First Name- Beth
Geographical location- Maine USA
Marital status-I have been married to a wonderful supportive man for 14 years.
Children- I have a 10 year old son and would have loved to have more. Most likely my weight has interfered with my ability to conceive.
Occupation- I am a homemaker that works seasonally as a farmstand manager for a large commercial farm.
Pets- I have two cats and am looking for a kitten for my son for his birthday.
Hobbies and Interests- I am an avid reader, love to cook, watch tv, and larp (live action role playing).
I have reddish brown hair and blue eyes. If I don't conceal it I am going quite grey at my temples.
Starting Date- (9/22)
Starting weight 280
Biggest Hurdle- Giving up when it takes too long. I have often lost 20-30 pounds and then I stop and gain it back. I eat more than I think I do if I don't write it all down and I am an emotional eater. I also hate to exercise.
What's different about this time?- I am reaching out for support and I think I have reached rock bottom. I want to be able to be a good role model for my son and model healthy eating. I want to be the fit active Mom he deserves.
What else do I want to tell you? I need this, I have put logging in here daily on my to do list. I need to save my life. My Mother died of complications from diabetes at 62. I have high cholesterol and my body aches all the time. I have plantar fasciitis in my right food and it hurts to walk. This has to change. My sister in law invited me to be part of her wedding party and I almost said no. I don't want to be the fat one in her wedding party and cringe at all of the pictures. I want to support her and feel beautiful. Her wedding is August 2015. So..I would like to have lost at least 50 pounds by then. I am trying to keep my goals realistic.
Marital Status: Weird? This is fun - I live with my fantastic, supportive, loving boyfriend of 6 years. He never plans to marry (at all, no matter who he is with). Which is fine because I'm still legally married (why should I pay all the costs when it was *HIS* choice to walk out in the first place? Plus it's international and involves children so it's potentially messy and expensive. Ha) to my son's father.
Children/Ages: 1 son, age 9. Trying for more!
Occupation: Physician Recruiter for regional hospital
Pets: Cats - 1 tortoiseshell female, 13 years old named Shelby, 1 manx (tailless) black male, 3 years old named Manny (the child named him, i know it's not very original ) and 1 dog, 2 year old Yorkie-poo named Victoria (Tori for short).
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: September 22! Just started my new job, so why not just shake everything up at once?!
Starting Weight: 298
Present Weight: 290
Goal Weight: Overall? 160. First mini-goal would be 230 (after pregnancy weight) next mini goal will be 199. Who knows, I might even be happy there!
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: fear in relation to exercise, temptation to fall back into 'easy food' (read: unhealthy, prepackaged or fast food) habits due to worklife in relation to food intake.
Following any specific plan: no specific plan
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: seeking to build a support group instead of going it on my own, or just expecting others to be my support when they are not interested or prepared. I realize that I do in fact need some accountability, so this time i'm reaching out and making use of supports offered to me.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Apparently I have no trouble sharing! But I'll leave that for elsewhere.
Pets: 1 Dog named Buddy, I cat named Jake ( My Fur babies )
Hobbies/Interests: My 3 year old Granddaughter, Reading, Playing games on Pogo, Music, Cooking, Spending quality time with friends and family
Height: 5'6 1/2
Eye/Hair Color: Green Eyes, Brown Hair
Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: September 10th, 2014
Starting Weight: 260
Present Weight: 252
Goal Weight: 160
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: I am a emotional eater, and last year in a 7 month period I lost my sister, my grammy and my Husband so my struggle is to not turn to food to cope with my grief...
Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers Online
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I now know that this is for life, a new way of living and making small positive changes that will stick with you for life.. I want to be around for my Kids and my Grandbaby
Anything else you would like to share with us: Thanks for sharing all your stories and inspirations and support, it really helps to know I am not alone in my struggles..
Marital Status: I got married recently. Gay marriage became a reallity in Brazil and now it's official! We've been together for 8 years, though.
Children/Ages: No children
Pets: 5 dogs, 2 cats (portuguese names that make no sense whatsoever in english but have funny and cute meanings in portuguese... lol)
Hobbies/Interests: I love long walks, travelling, staying at home with my pets, meeting close friends... nothing fancy, really
Height: 1, 58 cm
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Dark brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 2014
Starting Weight: 101 kg / 222.7 lbs
Present Weight: 79 kg / 174.2 lbs
Goal Weight: 58.8 kg / 129.6 lbs (doctor's sugestion, but i might change it)
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binge eating
Following any specific plan: Not really. From what i've researched what i do it's considered Intuitive Eating in a few countries, including Brazil, but wouldn't be in many other places, so not really sure what to call it here on 3FC.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not counting calories, nor restricting what kind of food i eat. I'm trying to do something i can keep on doing for the rest of my life. I won't be putting myself through a terrible time and don't plan on feeling hungry and miserable like I used to when trying to lose weight in the past.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Can't think of anything, really...
Last edited by Marina Brasil : 10-15-2014 at 03:45 PM.