Children/Ages: Daughter 8, Son 4 and baby girl 4 months
Occupation: nursing student, stay at home mom, part time bartender
Pets: my daughter has turtles
Hobbies/Interests: spending time with my family!
Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes, brown hair with blond highlights
Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: July 30th, 2010, but really my whole life
Starting Weight: 235
Present Weight: 235
Goal Weight: 160
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: forgive myself if I fall short, and not throw the towel in and "start over" again.
Following any specific plan: Eating less and more nutritious, and exercising at least 30 minutes, 5 times a week.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I just had my third child and had diabetes during pregnancy. I want to be around to enjoy my children. I donít want my weight loss to be a deterrent between my best life and my childrenís best life anymore!!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am looking for a workout buddy locally, anyone in the Springfield Township area in Cincinnati Ohio?
Pets: 3 dogs: Sushi, Yoshi & Milla. 1 parrot: Binky
Hobbies/Interests: An assortment of HBO and Showtime programs, reading, cleaning, cooking, and working on my marksmanship.
Height: 5'4" but much more technically 5'3.75" Whatevers.
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Dark blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8/1/2010
Starting Weight: 160
Present Weight: 160
Goal Weight: 120
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I eat for no good reason in addition to already eating for my health! & I have a hard time saying no...If junk food is in the house, if someone offers certain foods to me, etc. & Just occasionally not caring and giving up on eating mindfully due to stress.
Following any specific plan: Working on mindful eating for now, when i wean off the epic bingeing diet I plan to eat between 1200 and 1500 calories...
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've really done the whole yo yo thing for the past few years...I'm getting tired of goin up and down...Would really like to maintain a consistent weight!
Anything else you would like to share with us: Just left my home in Hawaii of 9 years to move to Virginia a few months back and its a place I've never been to before. Shortly after arriving here, my parents are getting divorced and I won't see my mother again for prolly a few years. The added stress of this and the new responsibilities I have make staying motivated on a healthy eating plan much more difficult than I anticipated.
Hobbies/Interests: I spend lots of time with my family, walking the dogs, reading and watching movies and I love to bake.
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Off and on starting Fall of 2006, but restarted as a lifestyle change (not just a diet) as of July 2010.
Starting Weight: 185
Present Weight: 181 *sigh*
Goal Weight: 125
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating, I'm terrible at controlling myself when emotions are flowing.
Following any specific plan: No, interested in WW but unable to afford anything at the moment
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Before I was solely concerned with my looks, this time my main concern is my health, the health of my husband (who is working on a lifestyle change with me) and the health of our future children. I am also hoping that some of the emotional stressors that set me off track before won't be applicable this time.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am very grateful for any support- this is a challenge for me as I have never had a healthy lifestyle.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading (currently on the 4th Sookie Stackhouse novel), and now, Zumba.
Eye/Hair Color: Brown for both
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/28/10
Starting Weight: 180
Present Weight: 171.6
Goal Weight: 135
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation and staying away from the carbs!
Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: On 6/27/10, a good friend of our family passed away suddenly at the age of 43. He had a 6 year old daughter. He had warning signs that he ignored. It was my necessary wake up call to get healthy for myself and my family.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I SO want to succeed this time!
Geographical location: OR
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies/Interests: graphic/web design, german, traveling
Height: 5' 5"
Eye/Hair Color: green / light brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: My whole life? haha. I guess 7/28/10
Starting Weight: 260 lbs
Present Weight: 245 lbs
Goal Weight: 125 lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: self-discipline, emotional eating
Following any specific plan: WeightWatchers, gym
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: A knee injury that is only getting worse from the weight, and I'm not getting any younger!
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Hobbies/Interests:music, the computer, sitting around eating fast food :P not a good hobby!
Eye/Hair Color: blue/green eyes & brown hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 01/08/2010
Starting Weight: 203lbs
Present Weight: 203lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs for now
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Liking the taste of unhealthy food too much and pure laziness!
Following any specific plan: just calorie counting and exercise - gonna start off with 30 day shred, see how that goes
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to lose this excess weight before i'm 21 which gives me nearly a year! I also have never been this big and I notice it so much this time - my knees are giving out, breathing's hard etc etc
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family (2-legged and 4-legged variety), anything outdoors, watching movies, traveling
Eye/Hair Color: Brown for both
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Since Age 12, joined here 08/02/2010
Starting Weight: 182.6
Present Weight: 182.6
Goal Weight: 135
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Changing my eating habits. Being from the south, I was brought up on unhealthy foods and unfortunately, I'm pretty much in love with anything fried.
Following any specific plan: P90X for workouts, I'm lost on nutrition
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Something's gotta give. I'm the biggest I've ever been and I'm tired of struggling with my weight, constantly feeling disgusted at myself, not wanting to go out with friends b/c I feel huge. Something's gotta give.
Hobbies/Interests: hanging out with fiance, hockey, watching tv, reading
Height: 5' 7"
Eye/Hair Color: blue/ dark brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Been on a perpetual diet since I was 10, but starting again 7/25/10
Starting Weight: 250 lbs
Present Weight: 243 lbs
Goal Weight: 160-170 lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I feel like even when I look at food I gain weight. Exercising- I hate sweating lol
Following any specific plan: South Beach and then will go to weight watchers again later. Trying to workout every morning.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I had lost 20lbs in Jan of this year, tried on my wedding dress 7mnths later and it was too tight. I had gained 20lbs in 7 months!!! NOT HEALTHY. That and we want to have kids shortly and I dont want to be out of breath playing with my kids
I've managed to find time to post but haven't done of these yet.. here you go!
First name:Amanda, Manda
Geographical location: Daytona, FL
Marital Status: Married
Children/Ages: Just the 4 legged variety for now.
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Pets: Gizmo, 7 year old Schnauzer; Sara, 3 year old Doberman; B and SCSI approximately 9 year old felines.
Hobbies/Interests: Fishing, going to the beach/springs/pool, hiking with friends and the dogs (when not in danger of heat stroke), SHOPPING, shopping more, traveling, especially on cruises, camp fires
Eye/Hair Color:Brown eyed girl, with ever changing hair.. usually some variation of brown or auburn with blond highlights.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: A looong time.. but to simplify, from my highest, October 2009.
Starting Weight: 258
Present Weight: 230-ish.. fluctuates, but not sticking below 230 just yet.
Goal Weight: 150-ish. I'm more focused on how I look and feel, than the number on the scale.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Consistency! I can kick some serious booty, but I can get derailed so easily.
Following any specific plan: Nothing specific, but trying to minimize animal protein and maximize fresh fruits and vegetables.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I was severely traumatized by turning 25, and refuse to be gross when I should still be young and cute. I also finished a super strict diet cycle to kick start my loss and figure if I can be that strict for 30+ days, I can do anything reasonable for extended periods.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I hope I can offer as much support as I've been given so far.
Pets: 5 cats (bb 3 yrs, merlin 2 yrs, orion 2 yrs, zeus 1 yr, 10 months and helia 3 months), one dog (kronos 1 yr 10 months)
Hobbies/Interests: banned books, cooking, baking, history, tv (limited to history, discovery, animal planet and nat geo, house and ncis nowadays..i no longer watch food network, makes me hungry), camping, swimming, board games, trivia, crafts
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Eye/Hair Color: brown/black
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: not sure for 3fc, but officially it was april 1, 2010
Starting Weight: 240 lbs
Present Weight: 218 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sleeping at the same time my husband sleeps so we both can work out at the same time..i like company, especially if it's with my best friend i am not a fan of daylight, but he works 8-5 monday thru friday and i know i can't sleep all day..
Following any specific plan: not eating meat, consuming more plant proteins, daily multivitamin and supplements for my vitiligo, will start insanity 60 day workout on monday, aug 9 2010
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i went cold turkey from eating meat to not eating meat (if the euphemism fits..hah!), fresher juice, produce and more grains and fiber, very minimal consumption of processed foods or animal products..i try to make a lot of things from scratch (breads, desserts and sweets included) and i make sure that none of what i make contains any trace of animal by product
Anything else you would like to share with us: i am feeding my husband what i eat, and he loves it! i cannot give up regular beer..i am not an alcoholic..can't stand light beer..just doesn't taste the same..i can live without the mixed drinks and liquor (not really a big fan of either), but not beer..
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