Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation. Stress- I am finishing up grad school and it seems like there is a sabotage around every corner.
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting/cutting out junk, workout DVDs and getting back into running which used to be a passion of mine
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The last I weighed 160lbs and I lost 35, I became obsessive about it, which is not a recipe for maintaining it for life. This time I plan on making changes I can stick with, and although I want to lose it by summer, if I don't that is okay too. I also joined a forum last time and checked in daily which was very helpful.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I always have had a skewed perception of myself, so while I want to work on physical I also want to work on staying positive and healthy emotionally.
Hobbies/Interests: cooking, reading, spending time with my family
Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 01/03/2011
Starting Weight: 208.8lbs
Present Weight: 208.8lbs
Goal Weight: 155lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: incredbily picky eater with a HUGE sweet tooth.
Following any specific plan: No. I'm working on my own design. I know that I cannot or willnot stick to any type of "diet." So I'm doing this the hard way, changing the lifestyle. I am trying to incorporate a number of changes, smaller portions, no over eating, limited sugars, no soda!!!! (i'm a mountain dew fiend) I'm also trying to cook healtier by finding alternative ways to prepare the same foods I already eat.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Dertermination, will power, and a support group. I can do this!
Marital Status: Long term relationship, but recently long distance :/
Occupation: Full time student
Pets: Cat at home
Hobbies/Interests: Psychology, Softball, Photography, Music, etc.
Eye/Hair Color: Green/Red
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 2011
Starting Weight: 189 lbs (highest I have EVER been)
Present Weight: 185 lbs
Goal Weight: 135-140 lbs (what I weighed in high school)
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Dealing with constantly feeling tired and then recently switching from zoloft to wellbutrin after being on zoloft for 3 1/2 years..so the not so pretty transitioning side effects that are making me want to stay in bed all day... but I am loving the curbing of my appetite!
Following any specific plan: I had previously tried weight watchers, but it came to the point with me living in the dorms and having to a meal plan through school that I did not have enough time to plan out everything. I am going to work out 5 days a week. I am going to sign up for some fitness classes through our recreation center at school - Yoga, All About Arms, and H.a.b.i.t (hips, abs, buns, thighs) and thinking before i eat!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I actually have things to motivate me. My boyfriend was recently offered a job in Wyoming and I will not be seeing him until March(only for a week sadly) and then for a month this summer. He is planning on moving back in a year. So, with that being said I want to do this for myself..I want to feel comfortable in my own skin and in my clothes without having to spend 15 extra minutes trying on clothes in the mornings and still feeling unsatisfied. And additionally, since my boyfriend goes to the gym 5 days a week and runs 2 miles 7 days a week..I want him to think wow, she really cares about herself and her body..and a wow factor in general
Anything else you would like to share with us:Not currently, but I am really happy that I found this forum and am able to talk with other individuals that are going through the same things, as well as similar weights/heights/age!
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Starting Weight: This journey? LOL... 04/01/11
Present Weight: 115.6kg/254.3lb
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Food. I eat at any sign of emotion. Doesn't matter what the emotion is, if I'm feeling it, I eat.
Following any specific plan: Going to the gym Mon-Fri mornings before work, cutting out all junk/takeaway food, and trying to cut down on portion sizes
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: One, we've started talking about planning our wedding (FINALLY!) and two, I'm getting a few health issues that I haven't shared with family/friends. Numbness in fingers, toes... starting to struggle to breathe while sleeping etc.
Anything else you would like to share with us:Not really... not yet
Location: i live out in the middle of no where, but I love it :)
Doing it all over again is rough
First name: Jess
Geographical location: Mass.
Marital Status: Not married, but live with my boyfriend
Children/Ages: none...unless you count my dog- which I do
Occupation: Assistant manager
Pets: Moose....our miniature dachshund
Hobbies/Interests: I love painting, photography, volleyball, and playing KINECT on our new X Box!
Eye/Hair Color: green, dark brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 1st
Starting Weight: 286
Present Weight: 276
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Doing it all over again. I was at a time 330, and got down to 210. I then got stressed out at work and very comfortable with my boyfriend....I then got back up to 286. Im determined to hit my goal this time though, its just hard because this time I dont get as excited for every pound lost. Its quite over whelming
Following any specific plan: Counting calories and working out.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Ive seen what im capable of, and so I know I can do it. I just want it even more this time....IE: hopefully Ill be shopping for a wedding dress in the next year and a half
reading, playing with my son, travel
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
July 1st 2010
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Following any specific plan:
just live a healthy and active lifestyle
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
keep it a secret! The one thing I've learned is when you tell friends and family your weight loss plans they just make you feel worse when you fail. Even without meaning too
Anything else you would like to share with us:
I was on medifast for a little while and while I loved the results I just couldn't handle the food anymore! I LOVE food....
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Ugh, the whole process is hard, haha. Hmm, probably giving up fast food while not having access to a kitchen to cook my meals when I want to.
Following any specific plan: Staying between 1400-1600 calories, avoiding most foods that have more than 30% fat from calories, walking, Xbox fitness games, eating small portions throughout the day.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've never really incorporated activity and exercise before. I always felt that I could lose weight with just food...which I can, I just don't keep the weight off for very long.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I plan to set my weight loss goals as 10% of my starting weight. So, starting at 277, I'd like to lose 28 pounds. When I reach 249, my next goal will be to lose 25 pounds...so on and so forth. It will eventually lead me to the 140's, where I'd like to maintain my weight.
Hobbies/Interests: watching the tube, reading, traveling, trying new foods (hrmm ^^), hanging with family & friends.
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 08.01.10
Starting Weight: 252
Present Weight: 227
Goal Weight: 120~130: basically, whatever looks good on me!
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Trying to 'care' enough...and snacking!
Following any specific plan: Jenny Craig/counting calories & exercising daily according to my spread sheet!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I really care. In the past, I've wanted to be thin, but never really made it a priority or really 'wanted' it enough. I really want it now! I want some cute clothes, damnit!
Anything else you would like to share with us: My first goal is to get to 200. The closet I've gotten is 218 in the past 2 years. I want this badly and I'm going to get it!
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Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, going for walks, daydreaming
Height: 5' 7.5"
Eye/Hair Color: Red hair, brown eyes
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I guess I started again in early November 2010.
Starting Weight: 268
Present Weight: 258
Goal Weight: 194
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Uncontrolled eating
Following any specific plan: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." I want to avoid eating junk food the rest of my life except (a little) when offered to me or special occasions.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am seriously prepared to live without junk food! I figure I've lived 12 years without meat and I don't miss it so I can make this a lifelong change, too, for my health.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am trying to reconcile what I see in the HAES philosophy with my desire to reduce my weight by at least 15% for both health and vanity's sake.