Real name: Debbie
Geographical location: Missouri
Maritial Status: Married
Children/Ages: 3 boys 14,8,5
Pets: Sugar-our new lab puppy
Hobbies/Interest: Being outdoors, Listening to country music
Eye/Hair Color: brown/ brown
Starting Date of Weightloss journey: 7/5/03
Starting Weight: 254
Present Weight: 254
Goal Weight: 180
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: staying with it for lifetime commitment to be healthier and feel like playing with my kids. Not drinking regular soda.
Following any specific plan: not at this time, just taking one day at a time of eating lower fat, less carbs, and drinking water, water, water.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforst than in the past: Now that i'm past 40, I feel scared for my health. I don't feel as good as I have in the past. I've always been overweight, but felt good. I'm more inactive than i've ever been, and that scares me.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I would mostly like to relate to other people in my situation as far as weight is concerned. At times I feel i'm the only fat person out there. I need to learn to have a better self esteem. I'm friendly and make new friends easily. I'm hoping to find some good support and freinds here.