Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, Various colors of chemically altered hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb. 1, 2010
Starting Weight: 296.5lbs
Present Weight: 296.5lbs
Goal Weight: 150lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My clinical depression, which is of course only greatly aggravated by my lack of exercise and proper diet
Following any specific plan: Not exactly--just plan on eating healthier, smaller portions and exercising as much as I can in the beginning. Don't want to set an exercise routine until I'm adapted to the change and I'm more aware of what I'm capable of.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm being more open and honest and seeking support instead of remaining isolated in denial.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I guess I could share some of my history....I have always been overweight. Even as a little kid I was constantly teased and segregated from my peers, convinced I was slightly less of a person than they were. No matter how smart I am, I still feel like a failure because of my weight. So now I'm being honest with myself and everyone else, putting negativity and toxic aspects of my past behind me and I'm starting again.
Children/Ages: None (I still think of myself as a child)
Occupation: Grad Student in English
Pets: Cooper, a 4-year old Golden Retriever/Chow-Chow cross
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, video games, knitting, anime, and more reading
Eye/Hair Color: blue/dark blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Umm... Been going on and off for a while, so we'll just say the start of the most recent--January 14, 2010.
Starting Weight: 172 way back when, 163 on January 14
Present Weight: 158
Goal Weight: 135
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Laziness/excuses
Following any specific plan: Counting my calories not so much as to keep under a certain limit, but to keep myself accountable for what all I eat in a given day. Also, I'm cutting back the fast food to 2 nights a week.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm keeping myself accountable, and am going to try and stop making excuses.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Umm... I guess that I've always been overweight and lived on a diet of fast food as a child. I'm also going to Hawaii this summer to stay a month with my older sister and her family, and I will be able to wear a bathing suit without being embarrassed about it!
Mini Goal 1: 156 pounds (high school sophomore)
Mini Goal 2: 152 pounds (high school freshman)
Mini Goal 3: 145 pounds (lightest in my family, haha!)
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, music, hgtv, uhm...chillin' like a villain?
Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes and brown hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: It's been a struggle of mine for the last 10 years, but I'm starting yet again, so Feb 2nd 2010
Starting Weight: Uhm 270ish I think.
Present Weight: 270ish
Goal Weight: I don't have one. Well, under 200 is my current goal, and I guess 140-150 would be my ideal, I just don't think it's possible, so I'm aiming for under the 200 mark as of right now.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Laziness, procrastination.
Following any specific plan: Nothing specific, no. Becoming fully aware of what's going into my mouth.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm 25 this year, and I've wasted 10 years of being fat and miserable. I think that's long enough. I also have 4 weddings this year as well as I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding next year, so, not being a blimp would be awesome.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I can't think of anything, but ask away.
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Hobbies/Interests: travel, shopping, reading, cooking, good conversation with friends, drinking, music, being silly, watching trashy tv
Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/08
Starting Weight: 320
Present Weight: 250
Goal Weight: 190-ish?
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: i love food and i have major issues with self control. i just always have a compulsion to eat whatever's in front of me. i also am an emotional eater and will snack when i'm bored, upset, anxious etc.
Following any specific plan: started with weight watchers which really helped jump start my weight loss and helped me understand how much i'm supposed to be eating every day, but i dropped it after a few months because 1. it's expensive and 2. i honestly couldn't keep up with tallying points day in and day out. i try to still follow it loosely and sort of keep count in my head, but now i'm just trying to eat healthy, not eat too much, and exercise 4-5 times a week.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i'm an active participant in my own health now. before i was waiting for something to change, something to happen that would make me take the next step, but i've made a conscious decision to do this and to see it through this time around. and i'm trying to be nicer to myself... i mess up, and i fall off the wagon, and that's okay. we're all human, right?
Anything else you would like to share with us: i love having friends to vent to/share with/help kick my *** when i need it. and i LOVE hearing about what's working for other 20 somethings out there....
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Children/Ages: chicken (4yr old girl), and junebug (11 yr old boy)
Occupation: ambulance dispatcher
Pets: one cat - Lucious; whom i have a love/hate thing with. my kids love him - so i let him stay.
Hobbies/Interests: shopping, dancing, traveling to different places
Height: just over 5ft6
Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: my entire life? lol for real on 2/1/10
Starting Weight: this round...292lbs
Present Weight: 289
Goal Weight: 175 baby!
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: believing in myself
Following any specific plan: phentermine + low carb diet + excersize
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i'm about to be 30 years old, and i have no idea what it's like to be skinny. now that i've perfected my 'cool fat girl' personality... i'm gonna blow these *****es out the water and lose a ton of weight. then i will rule the world (of course)
Anything else you would like to share with us: i'm here to meet new friends, give/get support.. and just see what's out there. i have no time for negativity in my life - so i'm hoping this is a positive place.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Writing, Bowling, Music (playing it and listening to it), Watching TV
Eye/Hair Color: Hazel eyes, red hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: ummm... on and off for a few years now
Starting Weight: 230
Present Weight: 230
Goal Weight: Right now, 175. I'll see where I go from there once I get there.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My own laziness.
Following any specific plan: Eating more protein and fiber, less carbs and sugar (kind-of modified from South Beach)
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Not really sure. I've been yo-yoing between 200 and 240 for a few years now, depending on my level of self-control. Hopefully this time I can break through to the 100's and keep it off.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm just sick of being unsatisfied with my body and health. I know I can lose weight when I try, so I just need to keep on trying.
Geographical location: currently Atlanta, GA..formerly Dallas, TX
Age: 29 (I just make the cut-off)
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies/Interests: Writing, Reading, Watching TV
Height: 5' 7''
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: basically from birth, but this time around 01/04/2010
Starting Weight: 175
Present Weight: don't know (trying not to weigh myself as it leads to me feeling that I'm not losing weight quickly enough so I gorge myself)
Goal Weight: 145
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: losing weight and then gaining it back
Following any specific plan: South Beach
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Recently, I was at a wedding with all my college friends (hadn't seen them in about 3-5 years) and they had all lost weight and looked amazing. I felt like the fat one in the group and I hate to admit it, but that thought was at the back of my mind the entire time. I had a great time but never want to feel that way about myself again. I owe myself better.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I enjoy working out and being active but hate the feeling that I have to do it.
Hobbies/Interests: Eating well, living well. I love to be outdoors in the summer...and I love to cook!
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/4/2010
Starting Weight: 215
Present Weight: 199.5
Goal Weight: 150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not ordering in food on days or nights that I am tired and just don't want to cook for the family...making time for exercise with a husband who works 80 hours a week during tax season, a full time job myself, and a 15 month old son.
Following any specific plan: Just counting calories and doing a balance of cardio and weight/resistance training
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is the first time I've really, seriously tried and put an honest, controlled effort into it. It's my mission.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Just happy to have found such a supportive group through all the ups and downs!
for every 5 lbs lost
185 lbs ~ no longer Obese:
154 lbs ~ no longer Overweight: