Pets:Pork Chop - gray and white crazy kitteh, Odysseus - gray and white smart kitteh
Hobbies/Interests: cooking, eating, hanging out with friends, going out, music
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: late October 2008
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:binging and sticking with workout routine. sometimes i do well for a time but when i fall off, i fall hard. i have a hard time keeping up with the gym routine because i hate the actual working out but love the feeling afterwards.
Following any specific plan: *trying* to count calories. just signed up for fitday.com yesterday, so we'll see how that goes. going to the gym some. so far only about 2 or 3 times a week. do 4 miles run, 1/2 mile walk, and some free weights.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am sick of being so fat and feeling bad about myself. i am always the fattest person in pictures of friends and family. i want to be able to even fit into my fat jeans again. and then ditch them for smaller jeans.
Anything else you would like to share with us: i really want this to be the time! i also am trying to quit smoking.
Occupation: contract has just finished (previously, marketing/events planning)
Pets: 1 cute, fat Siamese cat
Hobbies/Interests: ex-food addict (hopefully), coffee, reading, tv watching
Height: 5 ft
Eye/Hair Color: brown, dark brown hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 15, 2009 (hopefully)
Starting Weight: 126 pounds
Present Weight: 126 pounds
Goal Weight: 115 pounds
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating; addicted to food
Following any specific plan: not sure yet? any ideas for me?
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am on this site, hopefully to be accountable to myself and all of you!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I feel like giving up on myself, but I really want to try and give myself hope for this new 2009! Please support me!
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Hobbies/Interests: Trying new things, going out to eat, dancing, running, biking & reading.
Height: 5 feet
Eye/Hair Color: Blonde/Hazel
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 13th, 2008
Starting Weight: 142.4
Present Weight: 138.4
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Patience. I find myself eating more than I need to, because I cant' wait for a meal. I find that I cannot wait to lose weight. I lose 3 pounds, work out, gain 1. I build muscle, lose inches, yet cannot wait for that looming number to go down.
Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have not been committed before, with a realistic goals. I plan to be down to 125, at least, by June 1. That gives me 15 pounds over 6 months- approximately 2.5 lbs per month. Vegas here I come!!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm always looking for good music to run to!! : )
Hobbies/Interests: Health and Nutrition (obsession now) -Anime, Video Games, Fantasy Audio Books
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Ges I joined 5 years ago, and it started before that.... :/
Starting Weight: (dont remember) 189 was my highest
Present Weight: 170
Goal Weight: 147
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: PCOS/Endometriosis --Feeling like crap on the meds.
Following any specific plan: Commonsense diet... aka I like to call it, cut the crap, diet. Mostly organic where I can, little meat, but well balanced, no FF, no candy (except when i cheat--I try to limit to once per month, if not at all).
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have my wii fit <3 Nothing can motivate me more than video games!! Haha!
Anything else you would like to share with us: Im here for support and fun during my journey!!
Occupation: stay at home mom for the next few months
Pets:1 cat- Lola
Hobbies/Interests: reading, internet, hanging out with my husband and my daughter,
Eye/Hair Color: eyes- green hair-blondish/brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time...January 1 2009
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: keeping on track. I give up really easily. I LOVE sweets!
Following any specific plan: 30 minutes of daily exercise, and eating sensibly
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I was organizing my closet and realized all of the great clothes that I have. I then told myself that I can't afford to keep buying clothes every time I out grow mine! I have fantastic clothes if I could just loose the weight to get back into them! I also see how difficult it is to lose baby weight..so I want to be at a good weight before we decide to have another baby...so losing weight is motivation in that sense...
Anything else you would like to share with us: I love coming to this site even if it is just to read...I love hearing huge success stories...make me realize how possible it is to do this!
Occupation: Student/Graphic Design Assistant (at school) and Web Design Intern (at home)
Hobbies/Interests: Graphic and web design, field hockey (which I need to start playing again to get into shape), writing, reading, spending time with my boyfriend, and art.
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 2008
Starting Weight: 155
Present Weight: 151
Goal Weight: 120 (Ideal is 115)
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting started and horrible endurance. My boyfriend is also one of my obstacles. He has a fast metabolism and gets to enjoy food and will always try to get me to eat with him.
Following any specific plan: Gym: Cardio for 2 hours, Weightlifting for 30 minutes, and Sauna for 30 minutes (3 times a week). I'm attempting the 30 day shred workout by Jillian Michaels (2 times a week).
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm actually trying this time. There's no more, "just one more [insert fatty food here] can't hurt." I'm overweight and I need to change that. I want to look like how I did 2 years ago again.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Not at the moment .
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Hobbies/Interests: Writing, art, pretty much anything creative
Eye/Hair Color: Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 7th
Starting Weight: 170
Present Weight: 169
Goal Weight: 120
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my genetics and love of food
Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past I wasn't going about it in the healthiest way and I was a low carb enthusiast. I soon realized however that fast weightloss isn't everything if I'm not doing it healthily
Anything else you would like to share with us: I love my chocolate
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Keeping myself motivated and not procrastinating.
Following any specific plan: Plenty of exerise, cutting out bad and junk food, lots of vitamins.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I guess that I'm more desperate than I was before. Mainly due to risks of disease(genetic and non-genetic) and other health issues.
Anything else you would like to share with us: We all can reach our goals, just keep on keeping on!
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Occupation: Recreational Therapist (I play board games with Alzheimer's patients all day..haha)
Pets: 2 cats (Sami and Davis) and a Moose/Dog, Duke
Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, Camping, Being outside, Scrapbooking, Music, Card Games..
Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time? a little after Christmas-- December 27 or 28th?
Starting Weight: 252.8
Present Weight: 244
Goal Weight: 98lbs? haha... lets start with 215, that's what I weighed when I met my husband.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercise... yuck.
Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers (online-- I have no interest in meetings, that what I come to 3FC for!)
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not sure? I've never done weight watchers before, so far it seems pretty sustainable. I like that I can still have a beer now and then. I'm taking it slow.. trying to not stress about it.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I've gained and lost the same 50 or so lbs for the majority of my adult life, so dieting for me is no real radical thing-- I feel like I've been dieting since middle school. I spent the last year planning a wedding and unlike most brides who work really hard to lost weight before their wedding, I managed to pack it on. I also live on the beach-- if that's not motovation, I don't know what is.
...because there's always more mediums on the clearence rack. :-)
Mini-goal: To be the weight I was when I met my hubby, by summer!
Occupation: Florist or petal pusher as i like to call it.
Pets: 2 cats my roommate also has 2 cats. they dont get along
Hobbies/Interests: photography is my life, sewing, reading, biking, crafting, gardening
Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 18th 2009
Starting Weight: im not sure. i tossed the scale, it was making me neurotic. But i do know im a size 16 pants. so id say.. 200 ish.
Present Weight: see above
Goal Weight: i just want to fit into a single size. maybe an 8?? im guessing about 130 ish.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: accountability. and making sure my size goes down, not up.
Following any specific plan: cardio for 45 min or a little longer, depending on how much energy i have. but no less than 45 min. i have started writing down everything that i eat.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: my age. it scares me a little. although i am still in my 20's i am closer to 30. i listen to my elders, they say its harder to get the weight off the older you get.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Sure!!!
in addition to above, i believe in numerology, so for my age, when reduced, is 9. its the end of a cycle. this year i should complete things or accept them for what they are, embrace them and move on.
i have been struggling for at least a decade with self acceptance and weight loss and it truly exhausting. i am learning to love myself more and more everyday, only its hard when i see extra fluff in the mirror, KNOWING there is a healthier, skinnier me inside who is dying to show her finely tuned curves off.
i struggle with accountability the most, especially when the going gets rough. plus i secretly aspire to wear a bikini on the beach, in my hometown. Wo0t!!