Date: May 2, 2006
User name: buffybear
Real name: Shirley
Birthday: July 8
Marital status: Married
Family info: 4 grown children, 2 grandchildren
Hobbies: Painting, sewing, scrapbooking, gardening, cooking
Pets; none at present
Atkin's start date: May 1, 2006
Why Atkin's: I need a well-defined plan to stay on track
Top weight: 260
Current weight: 240
Goal weight: 140
Height: 5 ft. 9 in.
Hair: Whatever comes out of the bottle (med. brown)
Occupation: Retired pre-school teacher
Biggest weight loss problem: motivation
What is different this time: my weight is affecting my health
Anything else: I have a sense of humor.
Experiences: I have a very sluggish thyroid (hypothyroidism) that is working against my weight loss. One thing that has helped is making a home gymn in my basement. I hate to go to the gymn with all those tiny little gals staring at me.