Occupation: student! just quit my retail job last week to focus on school.
Hobbies/Interests: photography, reading, movies, music, etc.
Eye/Hair Color: Blue, Red?
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Birth
Starting Weight: 208
Present Weight: 208
Goal Weight: 168 Ultimate Goal Weight: 150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Consistency, Overeating, Eating out too much!! Too much eating/Not enough activity
Following any specific plan: Trying to become vegan and work out consistently.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Motivation, I suppose.. I'm sick all the time... My boyfriend has fourty pounds on me... etc.. I've just realized it's time.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I've tried EVERYTHING, and spent SO MUCH MONEY on weight watchers, nutrisystem, bull**** six week body makeover, etcetcetc, I NEED to do this, all of that money can't be spent in vain. That's about it <3
Hobbies/Interests: I don't think I have time for those :P
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Ongoing... Since I was 11?!
Starting Weight: 257
Present Weight: 166
Goal Weight: 157... thinking of lowering it to 145 or 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting lazy.... forgetting what I'm doing... letting others derail me with their evil cakes and pies.
Following any specific plan: Atkins currently and loving it.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've figured out what works for my body FINALLY and I'm realizing that losing weight doesn't have to be painful!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm just happy to have found this board when I did. I can't imagine where I'd be now if I didn't have the support to finally buckle down and shed this weight.
It's OK to be Strong &Pretty!Lift heavy or go home!
Starting Date of Weight Loss Journey: THIS time 10/20/10
Starting Weight: 186
Present Weight: 184
Goal Weight: 130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: SO many! Mostly my lack of patience and willpower, laziness, "eating my feelings," binging, and alcohol (and the terrible choices that follow it.)
Following any specific plan: I started Weight Watchers last week and I'll be continuing on my quest to become a runner (instead of my current jogging and huffing and puffing away 1-2 miles.)
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I finally feel like I know myself and I know my triggers. I am so unhappy with my current body size and I feel like I am depriving myself of a healthier life. I'm not comfortable being "me" anymore, and I can't live like that!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm starting the BL challenge so I'm hoping that community will help jump start my weight loss!
__________________ starting weight = 204.5 (2/8/12), 5% weight loss = 194 (2/12/12) 10% weight loss = 184, no longer obese = 176, 20% weight loss = 164, 25% weight loss = 153, no longer overweight = 149, 30% weight loss = 143, GOAL! = 130
Last edited by IslandVet : 10-24-2010 at 03:46 PM.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sometime around July 4, 2010
Starting Weight: 220
Present Weight: 180
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I honestly think I'm addicted to food. Also just building up my self esteem.
Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I saw results before I even realized I had changed my diet drastically. Seeing progress for the first time is what motivated me to keep going.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Not at the moment...
you know, I just realized that I never posted on this thread before and I've been a member now for over two weeks lol...well better late than never =) ok so here goes....
First name: Alicia
Geographical location: NYC
Marital Status: not married, but my relationship is a complicated one =/
Children/Ages: none! (for now)
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, the beach, medicine, reading, trying new things, watching horror movies...
Height: 5'9 1/2
Eye/Hair Color: brown/dark brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/1/10
Starting Weight: 203
Present Weight: 173
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Birthdays!, parties, holidays -- omg i feel like I'm booked almost every weekend-- and with that comes food, drinks, and more food =/
Following any specific plan: no not really, just eating health-ier and incorporating exercise atleast 3x a week...in a good week about 5x though
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I honestly haven't exercised since I was 20, so I'm bringing that back into my life..and I just feel so much better/healthier in doing so =)
Anything else you would like to share with us: I just want to be happy again..I mean i am happier than I was 30lbs ago...but I haven't reached nirvana yet
Marital Status: Not married but I have a wonderful boyfriend
Occupation: Full Time Student
Pets: a fish named Lenny, and a Rottweiler pup at my boyfriends named Buddy
Hobbies/Interests: Musical Theatre, Singing, Music in general, Classical Dance, Crocheting, and playing with little kids
Height: 5'3 or 5'4 depends if I'm standing up straight
Eye/Hair Color: Brown and Dark Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I've been at it as long as I can remember
Starting Weight: My all time his was 228
Present Weight: 221
Goal Weight: 165 (then hopefully 140)
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating healthy and getting into a gym on an unemployed college student budget
Following any specific plan: My own, I use bits and pieces of the weight watchers plan because it's worked for me in the past
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My look and my level of fitness are so important to my major in school (musical theatre), and to my future career. Now that I'm getting very serious about those it's really hit me that I need to get my stuff together
Anything else you would like to share with us: My boyfriend is the love of my life and even at my biggest he thinks I'm the most beautiful girl in the world
Occupation: I work at a fitness center (ironically!)
Pets: Rowdy (Fish), Pepper (Min Pin)
Hobbies/Interests: reading blogs, trying to knit or crochet, watching ridicoulous things on youtube, watching movies, web design, writing.
Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes, Black hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: it's started on and off through out the years but withing the last 2 months I have been consistent
Starting Weight: heaviest was 171 while I was in college
Present Weight: 157
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I've started this up again because I'm attempting to join the army. Right now running and eating properly are my biggest hurdles.
Following any specific plan: Run at least 5 times a week in the morning. 45 mins of total cardio at least 6 days a week. Eating between 1400-1600 calories a day.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My career is depending on it this time. I need to lose around 10 more pounds to be at an acceptable weight for the army and my pt tests scores need to be pretty stellar!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I've worked at at fitness center on base while I was in college, and returned after I graduated. You'd think I'd be a fitness queen but I was never serious about it until now. Luckily I'm taking advantage of it now.