Geographical location: varies between Europe & the US (East coast)
Marital Status: single
Children/Ages: none yet
Occupation: grad student
Pets: 2 lazy cats
Hobbies/Interests: running, yoga, reading novels, politics, reading the news, watching movies, tv series (most of all: True Blood, Lost, Gossip Girl, The West Wing), documentaries, baking cookies, cupcakes and muffins (although not recently! haha)
Height: 5 ft 4
Eye/Hair Color: blonde / blue
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 1st 2008
Starting Weight: 145
Present Weight: 141
Goal Weight: 116
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my sweet tooth
Following any specific plan: no, just counting calories helps a lot
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
That I'm seeing it as a challenge and that I'm not ashamed of it anymore. I've learned the hard way that crash diets don't work, so I've given myself a reasonable time frame and I'm doing it the healthy way!
Anything else you would like to share with us: Visiting this forum & reading all your stories and comments really keeps me motivated - thanks for that!
Eye/Hair Color: green/brown vs brown/red (chestnut)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I believe 1 september 2008
Starting Weight: 76 kg
Present Weight: 65 kg
Goal Weight: 65 kg
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I am a big snacker when I have the occasion. People put something down in front of me, and I'll eat it. If I plan out what to eat at for example a party beforehand it goes better - a little bit. The strategy of not snacking the rest of the day, making sure I'm full and exercising more works better for me.
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I succeeded... I wanted it so bad and I was really sick of my excess weight. In my head, failure was not an option.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Thank you all so much for your support and advice. I don't think I could have done it without you. And I'll post pics soon.
I will run 45 minutes by the end of April! Up to 15 17 20 23 now!
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I need to be mindful of my eating. I sometimes eat when stressed or bored, so I have to keep a watch out for that. Also, I am easily discouraged and it sometimes leads me to fall back into bad habits.
Following any specific plan: Move more, eat less and only when I am hungry is my basic plan.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm focusing more on mini goals and trying to forget that I have a larger goal so I won't get as discouraged when thinking about how far I have to go.
Anything else you would like to share with us: 3FC is really a great help. Reading about other people's struggles and successes really helps me know that I'm not alone.
So last time I did this I was living with my boyfriend, in college and had just hit maintenance. I married the BF, graduated, and have 15 pounds to lose. Boy how things change!
First name: Jen
Geographical location: Denver, CO
Age: 26 (27 next month)
Marital Status: Married (8/23/08)
Children/Ages: Not yet
Occupation: Production/event coordinator
Pets: cattle dog (Dax) cranky old cat (Puck)
Hobbies/Interests: Music industry news and law, working out, hiking,
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/10/04 (goal of 135 met on 11/1/04)
Starting Weight: 210-220 (?)
Goal Weight: 135
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating out and drinking! Ever since I got married in August, I have been steadily creeping up. This is due to not being accountable anymore. Well, that's changed! My husband is on board, too and that helps!
Following any specific plan: Whole foods and calorie counting
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Implementing tools that will allow me to be accountable (The Daily Plate) and my DH's support.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I've been around since I started maintaining and am excited to be back on top of my game!
Hobbies/Interests:belly dancing,playing with my kids, singling horribly.
Eye/Hair Color:brown/dirty blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Sept.08
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Family gatherings!
Following any specific plan:Nope just watching what i eat and exercising a whole lot.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Im not giving up if i binge just one day! i pick myself up and get back on the plan . Im not letting anyone influence me on giving up because they think i look good enough after losing 5 pounds.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sept 9 (ish) 2008
Starting Weight: 188
Present Weight: 169
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being a broke college student and not being able to afford healthy food and eating like crazy when I get the chance because I feel like I won't have money for food later.
Following any specific plan: calorie counting and exercise
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know I can do it and I truely want to- 3FC.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm really sarcastic.
1 for every 5 lbs lost!
Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life.
Marital Status: married to Mike. Just over 1 year. (Aug. 07)
Children/Ages: none...and don't want any
Occupation: husband's secretary ( I work with him and I spend his check)
Pets: borrowed hubbie's parent's cat for a few weeks.. we had a mouse problem. Problem gone and I learned that I am not a cat person. Would like a dog, but that comes when we get a house
Hobbies/Interests: cooking good food. playing on interweb, games, hanging out with friends. driving.
Eye/Hair Color: green, blue and sometimes gray/ naturally red
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: hmmm.. I started at 190 in 2006. I'm at 158 in 2008.
Starting Weight: 190
Present Weight: 158
Goal Weight: 135-145 basically 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I like my candies. Especially around the holiday season. Its allll sooo good!!! I don't enjoy exercising. And we are always on the go. We drive for a living. So I have to pack healthy lunches, or we get fast food I also suffer from arthritis in my hips bad. Somedays, I just can't do anything. I get depressed at times because of it. I'm 21 and can't clothe myself sometimes
Following any specific plan: yes, MINE! Small portions, about 300 cal/meal, tons of dairy, beans, veggies and fruit. Some fish, minimal meat.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm determined to lose it. I am at a point where weight loss is more important than eating candy!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I believe in making my weightloss journey fun and enjoyable. I try not to stress out too much when I don't lose as quickly as I want or I gain a pound. I eat what I enjoy eating. If I don't like it, I'm not going to stick to it.
The FIRST challenge:
-Get to 175
-Exercise 3x/wk for 4 wks!