Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binge eating
Following any specific plan: Exercise and diet xD
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The way i feel about losing weight, i have understand that this a plan for all my life, not for look more pretty 3 months and after eat like there´s no tomorrow.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I´m glad to be here!!!
Height: 5' 7 1/2" (my boyfriend feels that 1/2" is important! haha)
Eye/Hair Color: Green / Err...blonde.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 21, 2010
Starting Weight: 285
Present Weight: 266.6
Goal Weight: 145, I think. I'll adjust if need be once I get closer.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Portion control, emotional eating, making poor choices because of time constraints.
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't know what caused me to want to start this time or what is making me stick with it, but I know it doesn't seem as difficult as it has in the past. It seems to be coming so much easier. My boyfriend is working out and cutting calories as well. But we still eat out and live our lives normally. It's amazing how easy it really is.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm an open book...but I don't know what else to say!
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my wonderful hubby! Designing & creating jewelry...decorating...shopping...
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9/22/10
Starting Weight: 175
Present Weight: 173
Goal Weight: 135
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Trying not to give into the yummy treats my active/fit/thin hubby eats!
Following any specific plan: 1200 calories per day. 30 mins of walking or cardio 5 times per week. Pilates 20-30 mins 5 times per week.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I think I'm more serious because more is at stake. If I don't do something about this weight now my health can and more than likely will get worse as my risk for heart problems and diabetes increases as time goes on and pounds add up. My husband and I are talking more and more about having children soon and I want to be at a healthy weight when I get pregnant and stay healthy throughout and after my future pregnancy. I'm sick of looking in the mirror hating what I see!
Anything else you would like to share with us: Just joined today!
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eat more fruit/veggies and less junk food.
Following any specific plan: I count calories and I exercise.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is the first time I decided to lose weight. I was sort of thin up until 5 years ago and only my mom felt that I had to lose weight. This time, it's my decision.
Anything else you would like to share with us: When I grow up, I want to be like my younger brother. He eats all the time and -as we just found out- he is almost underweight!
Pets: puppy-dog (a tiny little dog that looks like a puppy even though she's over a year)
Hobbies/Interests: spending time with friends, going to the gym, just chilling out and doing brainless things
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: September 2004
Starting Weight: 140
Present Weight: 112
Goal Weight: 104
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being healthy and obsessing over quantity rather than quantity (ie. counting calories but not caring if they're healthy or not - choosing a chocolate bar over a proper healthy meal)
Following any specific plan: trying to cut out simple carbs and avoid pasta/potatoes/bread
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: it's not about the number on the scale, it's about health
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: September 20, 2010
Starting Weight: 245
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have no discipline and I can't cook
Following any specific plan: Just counting calories and exercising, I want to start running competitvely
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well in the past I would try to jump on fad diets and starvation, this time I just want to eat what I want, but in moderation and start to love fruits and veggies
Anything else you would like to share with us:
I've always been big and my goal is that when I hit 22 next year, I won't be this size anymore. Ever.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 16th 2003 after having my second son
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sticking to it
Following any specific plan: south beach diet
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i just had my third son july 12th 2010 and want to get into the size 6 clothing i was able to wear before i was pregnant.
Anything else you would like to share with us: i have battled with my weight my entire life. ive done every diet and tried every exercise program. i went from my highest weight of 283lbs to my lowest of 155lbs. i felt very empowered at 155lbs and felt confident and comfortable and proud of myself. i got up to 232 lbs before i had my son. i have been able to get down to 206 lbs with help from south beach. i hope to continue losing. i refuse to waste my money on a wardrobe of plus size clothes. so its my motivation to lose, lose, lose!!
Geographical location: North Carolina, US
Marital Status: Happily married.
Children/Ages: 5y/o boy and a 2 1/2 y/o girl.
Occupation: Stay at home mama.
Pets: 2 large dogs. I have a kitty too, but she escaped a few weeks ago while visiting our inlaws in another state and I have yet to find her.
Hobbies/Interests: Drawing, singing, cooking, baking, nature walks with the kids, shooting, self-defense.
Eye/Hair Color: Blue-green-gray eyes, dark blonde hair.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: The actual start date was April 2008, but I've stalled quite a few times since then.
Starting Weight: 167lbs.
Present Weight: 156.6lbs. (gained a pound yesterday. D: )
Goal Weight: 115-120, or wherever I feel comfortable, as long as it's a healthy weight.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Insecurity. I'm insecure with my sexuality and femininity in general. It was different before I had kids, but now I find myself increasingly uncomfortable with my body, even while I'm losing weight. People tell me I have a pretty face, and even that makes me uncomfortable. I hide behind my weight and thick glasses because that's comfortable.
Following any specific plan: Avoiding processed food, no binging, no pop, eat veggies/fruit with every meal, avoiding anything with certain food additives (helps with the ADD, I'm told, lol). I still eat cookies occasionally, but I cut all of that out for a long time, so now my body can only process small amounts of sweets or I get sick.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past I was REALLY hard on my body. As a kid, teen and young adult I was stuck in binge/purge and starvation diets. I based my need for weight loss on being told I was too curvy. My family was horrible at telling me I had a "ghetto booty" or "apple booty" as young as 12. My heaviest in high school was 120 and I was still picked on for having "cottage cheese" on my thighs. This time it's about what I want for myself, and about giving my body what it deserves instead of punishing it for not looking a certain way. I carried 2 kids with this body! Yea, I have stretch marks and cellulite, but it's still an awesome body!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 26. It was surreal being diagnosed with something stereotypically found in kids. At first I was a little excited because I heard that the drugs make you lose weight, but they didn't/don't with me unless the dosage is too high. They actually make me tired, but they helped out so much!!