Hobbies/Interests: reading, walking, hanging out with friends, photography, cooking, scrapbooking
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Eye/Hair Color: hazel/light brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: ummmm... too many starting dates! but the most recent one 6/25/10
Starting Weight: 184.4
Present Weight: 184.4
Goal Weight: 160
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love to eat bread, pastries, cookies, cakes, sweets...
Following any specific plan: low gi diet
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't just want to focus on losing pounds this time, I want to learn to listen to my body. Obviously, the quick fix fad diets never work... but there are lots of skinny people in the world that are not on permanent diets. They must have figured out how to listen to their bodies intuitively, to figure out when to stop eating, etc. I'd like to get to the same point.
Anything else you would like to share with us: a support system is so important when trying to lose weight... thanks for being there!
Age: 19 (not quite 20 yet, hope you won't hold it against me)
Marital Status: single
Pets: 1 fish named Marcus Porcius Cato. A betta, and the the angriest I've ever seen. Bites, although he doesn't have teeth. If ever there was a fish who wanted Carthage to be destroyed, this would be it.
Hobbies/Interests: classics (can you tell), writing, drawing, scifi (BSG is a favorite), D&D, all sorts of nerdy junk like that.
Height: 5'3" 1/2
Eye/Hair Color: green/green and blue
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Some time in 2007.
Starting Weight: 206 pounds
Present Weight: 173 pounds
Goal Weight: My ticker lies- my real goal is 145 pounds.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: When I get depressed I eat a ton to compensate often. And, of course, exercising and dieting make me prone to mood swings, which can cause me to feel depressed.... etc.
Following any specific plan: Counting calories, trying to get a little bit each of protein, carbs, and fats.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
This is really just a continuation, but what's different this time among other things is 1) my metabolism seems to have sped up a ton since my last attempt, so more calories feel like fewer, but I also lose faster
2) I'm re-losing weight, which means I'm less easily satisfied by seeing numbers go down (I got all the way down to 162 way back in the day), and also that sometimes I try to do things I can't do, because I think I'm in better shape than I am because once I was in such good shape.
3)I no longer am part of a competitive team, so I can't rely on team conditioning to get me my exercise. I've got to self-motivate.
Anything else you would like to share with us:Really excited about interacting with a small group of people on this forum and getting to know y'all!
Note: If my weight seems to be jumping around a lot, that's because it is: it's whatever my most recent weigh in is.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 29, 2010
Starting Weight: 225
Present Weight: 225
Goal Weight: 180
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Love. It's so easy to lock ourselves in the house and pig out all weekend because all we need is each other but we need to start venturing out and incorporating some physical activities in our life.
Following any specific plan: Started Phentermine on 6/29/10
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a partner and a support system in my boyfriend. We each gained about 20 lbs since we've been together now we're determined to lose it, together.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Nothing right now I'm just so excited to be here and I know this is going to be a long journey but with you guys it will be so much better.
Occupation: Unemployed, no longer a student (which I regret)
Hobbies/Interests: Television, music, friends... All that good stuff.
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 5 months ago
Starting Weight: 240
Present Weight: 192
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Adapting to new living conditions and having my priorities thrown off all the time.
Following any specific plan: Atkins, and when I'm off Atkins I'm usually out and about a lot anyway, so I get my exercise in.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It's actually my first weight loss effort. I've contemplated losing weight for years, but never went for it until recently. I'm going to succeed on my first try. I have an all or nothing kind of personality.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm into anime and other... questionable... things like that. ;P
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Salsa Dancing, Music, Learning about Fitness, Scrabble, Window shopping , Bikram Yoga, Learning how to ride my new bike on actual streets, not the sidewalk
Eye/Hair Color: Brown Eyes / Black Hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/27/2010
Starting Weight: 293.4
Present Weight: 288.4
Goal Weight: First Goal is 250; Second Goal is 200; Third Goal is 180.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love chocolate, and candy, and like many I am an emotional eater. Learning how to channel my stress eating into another activity will be a challenge. Also controlling my portions is a huge hurdle.
Following any specific plan: I am measuring and pre-packaging my food; tracking my calories on sparkpeople.com; working out for at least 30 minutes every day; trying to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night; taking a good multivitamin; weighing in every morning; and keeping an Excel spreadsheet of daily weight, so I can make a chart of my progress.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The biggest difference is that I am measuring and pre-packing my food before I eat. Portion control is hard, and this really helps a lot. I bought a little scale, which makes it easier for me to keep track of everything I eat. I have never minded going to the gym, but I was also bad with portions, so hopefully getting my calories/nutrition in check will give me results.
"Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequences of consistently applying the basic fundamentals." - Jim Rohn
Marital Status: Not married, but have a wonderful boyfriend
Children/Ages: Not yet!
Occupation: Student/Staff member at University
Pets: Cat - Skittles (he's all white...anyone else remember the mystery flavor?)
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading...I play world of warcraft...and I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and boyfriend.
Eye/Hair Color: Greenish...and my hair is a light red right now...working on getting it blonde. I'm naturally a brunette.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7/2/2010 (First WW meeting tonight, then grocery shopping and cooking for the weekend)
Starting Weight: 184.4
Present Weight: 184.4
Goal Weight: 1st goal: 175 (5%)...2nd goal: 166 (10%)...3rd goal: 150!...Final goal?: Potentially 145, depending on how I feel and look at 145.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not throwing (for a single day or whole week) in the towel because I missed a workout or ate poorly. I have that thought process. I need to learn to get over it, and do better next time.
Following any specific plan: Weight watchers! My mother is a lifetime member and when I was whining and having a pity party, she suggested it.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have the support of others. I was successful before losing some weight, but I didn't keep it off. I didn't talk to other people about it. I was shy. Instead of being proud. I'll have my mom's support, I've already spoken to my boyfriend about it, I'll have WW meeting support and of course I'll have the support of all of you! I'm putting myself out there. I have to be accountable for my actions.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm ready!
Occupation: Personal assistant/nanny and freelance makeup artist
Pets: 2 dogs, a pug and a pitbull and one cat. O and a little hampster named Stevie
Hobbies/Interests: anything beauty related, working out, being outside, horseback riding and cars
Eye/Hair Color: hazel/brown, and dark brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: on and off for the last 4 years, but really started getting serious about it about 2 months ago
Starting Weight: I was 100 pounds before I gained weight, and after all my weight gain I was 164
Present Weight: 142
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my eating habits. I can't eat like I was when I was 100 pounds, because that's what got me here in the first place
Following any specific plan: working out everyday and portion control
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have stuck with it for 2 months whereas before I'd go to the gym one day a week and then not understand why I wasn't losing weight. I'm actually excited to go work out and hit the gym and I enjoy trying on my "skinny" clothes and actually have them fit
Anything else you would like to share with us: 3FC has helped me learn alot and has helped me realize that there a million people out there that are trying to do what I am doing. And that's my motivation
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Originally, Sept. 2006. I went from 160-125. Since 2008 the weight has slowly been creeping back up again. Starting fresh June 29 2010
Starting Weight: 145
Present Weight: 142.6
Goal Weight: 115
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Time and stress! I am an emotional eater which is something I need to really work on. Also- my husband and I have 2 full time jobs and 2 part time jobs between us, so finding time when I am not working and not needed with the kids is a struggle.
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time around I know that I can do it. I've done it before. And I have a lot more information now than I did when I started 4 years ago.
Anything else you would like to share with us: **names changed for privacy purposes. Plus, it's more fun!
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Pets: 3 dogs- Gracie, Jetta, and Avery
4 Molly Fish, and 1 Guppy
Hobbies/Interests: I like crafting, reading, photography, I'm addicted to forums that are related to my interest, and connecting with people who like what I like.
Height: approx 5 5
Eye/Hair Color: Brown Hiar, Blue eyes
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Approx May 2010
Starting Weight: 215
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: cutting back on the chips, snack, and other junk food. And finding motivation to get off me butt!
Following any specific plan: Trying to eat better foods, and even if I don't work out a specific day, to try to keep moving.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is the first time I am serious about losing weight, I really want to make a change this time.
Anything else you would like to share with us:My husband recently joined the USAF and will be leaving for BMT in a couple weeks. I am really going to try to kick it into gear and surprise him with the new me at his graduation. Not only to be thinner for him, but so I will be able to keep up with him after he goes through basic, and I will be able to do the things we wants to go out and do for recreation. So I will be around here more often looking for advice, support, and healthy eating ideas/recipes.