Hobbies/Interests: canine nutrition and behavior. I LOVE a good book.
Eye/Hair Color: Green/ Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 16, 2010
Starting Weight: 235
Present Weight: 221
Goal Weight: 145
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Exercise, I feel sick when I sweat. But I'm doin' it!
Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've only been heavy for two and a half years, but last year when I decided to "diet" it was all about how I looked. This time around, it's about how I feel, and wanting to start a family in the next couple years, I want to raise my kids healthy so they NEVER have to feel this way about their bodies.
Anything else you would like to share with us: This is my journey to LOVE MYSELF once again, thanks for being a part of it.
Hobbies/Interests: reading playing with my daughter
Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: sometime in the beginning of april '10
Starting Weight: 194
Present Weight: 178.4 just weighed myself today
Goal Weight: profile says 145 but really 125
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: fried foods fast food
Following any specific plan: counting calories eating a protein and a carb every two-threee hours plus i'm doing a program called revabs and walking at night
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i've never really had to lose weight. when i hit puberty i gained like 25 lbs in 3 months but as soon as i was in gym class the weight came right off. doesn't really work like that anymore.
Anything else you would like to share with us: i'm really happy i found this site
Children/Ages: 2 Kiddos...3year old boy and a 4 year old girly girl!!
Occupation: SAHM and Student
Pets: 1 Dog...A Boxer named Alexa
Hobbies/Interests: Shopping, Scrapbooking, sewing, making hairbows for my daughter, movies, One Tree Hill
Eye/Hair Color: Eyes...Hazel Hair...RED
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7/05/10
Starting Weight: 205
Present Weight: 205
Goal Weight: 130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: FOOD. I swear food is the devil! I am an emotional eater. I haven't had any real friends in years so when I'm stressing out I eat. So far this week that has been the hardest thing to over come.
Following any specific plan: Counting Calories and working out. Thinking of joining the local gym next month.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am so beyond tired of living the way I do and wanting more out of my life. I can't live another minute eating like a pig and sitting on my butt doing nothing about it.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am pretty shy. I'm hoping to find some great support here and make some good friends as well.
Last edited by mommybelle : 07-08-2010 at 11:11 PM.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: September 27th, 2009.
Starting Weight: 304, possibly higher.
Present Weight: 232.
Goal Weight: I'm focusing on 200 right now. After that, it's really not a set thing. 145 is my dream weight, but it may very well be too low, so I'll probably aim for 160/155. I've never been under 200 (as an adult or teen) so I have no idea what weight would be appropriate.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Insecurities about what I'm capable of and about my body.
Following any specific plan: Eating clean, staying active, enjoying life, lots of water, and no meat except certain types of seafood. I go back and forth with calorie counting. I prefer intuitive eating.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I had a health related wake-up call and basically, I realized that I'll never be/do what I want in life if I stay obese. I decided being happy was worth more than temporary pleasure, and I want to be physically and emotionally at my best.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Not yet, but maybe one day.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Giving up when I become discouraged
Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers and The Biggest Loser exercise videos
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm tired of trying and failing and ready to completely commit. I'm so glad I found this site for the extra support to keep me focused on my goal each and every day!
Hobbies/Interests: running, rockclimbing, reading, traveling, growing succulents (seriously, I have a grow light in my apartment)
Eye/Hair Color: green/blond
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 2010
Starting Weight: 160, highest within last couple of years: 175, highest ever: 185-190
Present Weight: 147
Goal Weight: 125-130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: cheese...oh yeah, and I also eat when I'm bored
Following any specific plan: I'm trying to get my 5k down to a competitive time. Just getting to the point of being able to run a 5k was a good weight loss strategy, but now every time I run I'm motivated to keep going to see if I can beat my previous time. I also try to incorporate veggies into every meal, which means less of everything else! We subscribed to a CSA this summer, so that helps.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Rather than relying on trying to get to the gym, I started running outside and doing videos at home when the weather is lame. This flexibility has really helped because getting the motivation to go to the gym was a hurdle last time I lost weight (~2 years ago). At that time I lost about 40lbs by doing the couch to 5k program and kept it off pretty well until I quit my job and then went back to school. The irregular hours of school made it hard to plan meals and fit in workouts. Now that I recognize the issue, it's easier to tackle it.
I'm also trying to greatly reduce the amount of dairy in my diet which has helped with the weight loss too (I already eat relatively healthy, just too much of everything sometimes). Cutting back on dairy has also helped my ability to run. I used to get stomachaches all the time if I ate within 4 hours of running (even when I was very fit), but now that I've cut down the dairy, I can eat before a run and be okay. It's pretty remarkable.
Occupation: Electronic Case Screener at USIS and student at Univ of Phoenix
Pets: 1 cat named Choby
Hobbies/Interests: Sports, Online Gaming, Music
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Uhm, the day before yesterday? Hehe
Starting Weight: 215
Present Weight: 212
Goal Weight: 145
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: With working full time and going to school full time it is hard to find time to exercise! However, I live at home with my parents, so I have less responsibilities like household chores, etc. But I have little to no control over food choices in the house as far as cooked meals since my parents are retired and I work all the time... lol
Following any specific plan: Nothing yet, open for suggestions! Thinking about Weight Watchers, Calorie Counting..
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am fed up with feeling depressed because of my weight. The only one that can do something about those feelings is me!