Occupation: Looking for a job, Senior College Student
Pets: Taco the Chihuahua and Chief the Dachshund
Hobbies/Interests: Bowling, Reading, Video Games, and (guiltily) the online game RuneScape, Anime (Favorite is Code Geass)
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/ Blonde (I hate the term dishwater blonde...makes it sound dirty)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 5, 2010
Starting Weight: 248.9 (Close enough to 249...)
Present Weight: 248.9
Goal Weight: Short term - < 200, eventually 140 (apparently my 'healthy' weight)
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My dislike of exercise. Also, since I live at home with my parents I can't stock the fridge and pantry with 'healthy' or 'diet' food. Trying to overcome food is really gonna be difficult (and in the past has been my excuse for NOT dieting)
Following any specific plan: No, I don't know which ones are 'good', especially after seeing so many fail for my mother
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm serious this time. From past experience when I make a goal, any goal, my motivation tends to cool a week or two later...I'll have to WORK to ensure that doesn't happen this time.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I used to be 83 pounds at 14 before puberty, after puberty next thing I knew I was 190, then 220...I feel like I 'skipped' the healthy weight range :S I really want to be able to shop for clothing that is my age, not made for my grandmothers. Also, I want to be more than just a pretty face.
Pets: At home with my parents i have a dog called Cai
Hobbies/Interests: I love music, festivals, socialising. I have my own radio show and write for the student newspaper
Eye/Hair Color: Bluey-greeney, Dyed red hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: As of tomorrow, 07/04/2010 (although have started and stopped at various times over the past few years)
Present Weight: 200
Goal Weight: 165
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Persistence, late night eating, carb control (i'm vegetarian so eat sooo many carbs, need to cook more healthy food) and maybe alcohol could get in the way...
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting, excercising.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a cruise in June that i want to look good for, and am going travelling in august and want to feel comfortable in my own skin!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I really really want to go through with it this time, i'm beginning to loathe myself and have zero self confidence. So here goes
First name: Francesca (but just call me Fra)
Geographical location: Torino, Italy
Age:28 on May 14th!
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: computer programmer
Pets: a cat and a dog
Hobbies/Interests: too many.. let's just name Music which is my LIFE
Eye/Hair Color: Green/Gray already T_T but I dye it dark blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 14, 2008
Starting Weight: 105 kg
Present Weight: 79 kg
Goal Weight: 72 kg
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating episodes, lazyness about beginning to exercise (once i start, i love it), fear of failure that leads to quitting along the way.
Following any specific plan: nope, I just stopped eating like 2 persons, and started exercising more than once a year!!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: well, I kept at it xD it's been 2 years now, even if I stopped losing for the last months, I didn't gain, cause my lifestyle is different. That in itself is already wow.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm sarcastic and sometimes I talk too much. Just ignore me in those moments plz :3
Children/Ages: Issac age 4, Angie age3, Giovanni age 1
Occupation: Pharmacy Tech, in school for RN
Pets: A chihuahua named Jorden
Hobbies/Interests: I love to read, write and shop and unfortunately EAT
Height: 5'0" <-- SHORT
Eye/Hair Color: Brown hair Brown eyes
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 30th 2009
Starting Weight: 190
Goal Weight: 120
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Controling carbs, I LOVE PIZZA and bread and pasta!!!
Following any specific plan: Just excercising and eating healthier at this point
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to chance my lifestyle, all of my eating habits and excercise plan. I've given up on weightloss pills and fad diets, if i wanted to eat something small and unsatisfying I'd call my ex!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I have lost a huge amount of weight but I am starting to slack off and I feel like i need some support to get back on track, I have never looked for support online and IDK why i never thought about it before, I am hoping to create some bonds on this site that help push my butt to where it needs to be. I am Tired of people looking at me and saying I look fine! They dont see how UNFINE I feel!
Last edited by Lilybug418 : 04-13-2010 at 03:16 PM.
Hey everybody! Good to me you, I hope to get to talk with a lot of you around the forums
First name: Kaylin
Geographical location: Ohio, USA
Marital Status: in a relationship
Pets: 3 bunnies, they're rather adorable
Hobbies/Interests: cake decorating, web design, and writing, among other things
Height: 5'1" (I used to think I was 5'3" but the last time I went to the doctor he dashed those beliefs against the rocks, *sadface*)
Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/16/2010, though this has been going on for ten years... this is just the latest (and hopefully last!) start date.
Starting Weight: 118.6lbs (tho it's a very fatty 118.6 and I'm more interested in firming up and removing flab than in losing pounds)
Present Weight: 118.6lbs
Goal Weight: 115lb range would be fine
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binge eating. I've been doing it for YEARS and it's a habit for me at this point, it's comforting and a coping mechanism, so I'll need to find something healthy to replace that.
Following any specific plan: Not really - just trying to eat healthy and exercise with a good degree of regularity.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I think I'm finally genuinely ready to do this without resorting to eating disordered habits, which I've always fallen into in the past.