Hey folks! I don't mean to dominate the threads, but I had an idea. I would love to get to know more about each other. One on one emails and PM's are fantastic, but I'd also love it if we each could share some of the same knowledge and information about each other. I thinking knowing where we come from and where we want to go is a great foundation to lay for this support group. Consequently, I think it would be great if we could post our 100 lb. Club profiles in this thread (easier access, don't you think)? And to add to it, I made up a short, fun questionnaire.
It would be great if the members of this thread would fill it out -- and newbies are always welcome!!!
If you haven't done a 100lb club profile you can find it here:
100 lb Club Bios
This is my 100lb Club Profile:
First name: Kristy
Geographical location: Kansas City
Marital Status: Single
Children/Ages: None, but I have two adorable nieces ages 2 & 4.
Pets: A Golden Retriever and 2 adorable kittens
Hobbies/Interests: Photography, Art, Interior Decorating, My Family, Reading, Music and Movies!
Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes and light golden brown hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: (my whole life)... but truly today. It all starts here, right now: June 19, 2005
Starting Weight:340 lbs
Present Weight: 340 lbs
Goal Weight: 170 lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: All my life food has been linked with every emotion. Food is a part of celebration, loss, happiness, stress and even social activity. I need to completely restructure the way I use food and lighten its prominence in my life.
Following any specific plan: I just signed up for Kathy Smith's Project You exercise program. It hasn't arrived in the mail yet, but I'm looking forward to it. This summer I'm committed to Tuesday and Thursday morning water aerobics. Otherwise I'm using a combination of plans and trying to tailor them to suit my lifestyle.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It seems like I've always waited for the perfect day to address this problem, but there is no perfect day. This time my mindset is different because I know that in my current body I cannot live the life that I've always dreamed about. Just daily activity wears me down and I no longer find that acceptable. I'm ready to "go to the mattresses" and conquer my lifelong struggle with weight for once and all!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am excited to have found a community here full of other people who are struggling with similair issues. I'm also completely dedicated to providing encouragement and support to anyone else on this path who needs help and motivation. I wish you all the best -- and good luck on your journey to the good life...
This is the survey I came up with:
Something I'm passionate about (besides food): Seeing new places and trying new things. I love exploring other cultures and diving into different approaches people take in life. I'm passionate about being honest and finding truth and beauty within everything and everyone I come across.
Worst craving(s): Salty and sweet at the same time. I love potato chips followed by chocolate. But my true craving is for soda pop. Pepsi and I go way back.
Favorite healthy thing to eat: Apples are fantastic. They're sweet and crunchy. I also love carrots. As a kid my grandma used to tell me to eat my carrots because they are good for my eyes. Ever since then, whenever I eat a carrot I imagine that my eyes are getting bigger and more beautiful.
Favorite type of music: I'm an eclectic kind of gal. Tegan and Sara are Canadian twins that are my all-time favorite...but I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Harry Connick, Jr. I could spend hours talking about music. It's one of my passions!
Favorite movies: I'm a sucker for romantic comedies. The more cheese the better, but my taste in movies is just as diverse as my taste in music. A favorite is impossible for me to list.
Favorite TV shows: Do I have to admit? I'm a WB fan. I love 7th Heaven, Everwood, Gilmore Girls and One Tree Hill. I also got into Lost and Two and a Half Men. (During the winter I watch way too much tv! It's how I unwind)...
Last book you read: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (sometimes it's good to go back and read those classic young adult books).
Last thing you ate: An apple for desert (it was that or a bowl of ice cream -- and I took the healthy route. woo hoo!)
Last time you exercised: just a couple of hours ago.
What are some of the things you can't wait to do after you reach your goal weight: LIVE! BREATHE FREELY! I can't wait to fit into an airplane seat or a tight space comfortably. Daily life will be ten times more better when I can move about without feeling exhausted all the time. To play with my nieces and really run with them will be fantastic. I could write one thousand things here that I can't wait to do, but they all come back to one thing -- I can't wait to feel alive and active and like I can finally participate in the world...
And one last thing...
An Inspirational Quote:
"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." ~ Anonymous
"How long should you try? Until." ~ Jim Rohn
Let's have courage...and keep going UNTIL!!!!