Hobbies/Interests:i draw, paint, sing, dance, sew, knit, crochet, lol, when i get bored i teach myself something new.
Eye/Hair Color: my eyes change colors, my hair is naturally so black its purple when the light hits it
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: well this new journey is starting today! march 7, 2010
Goal Weight:115 - 130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: i reached my goal weight a couple months back and then for no reason i put on 27 lbs in 3 days and the following week i put on 13 more, i have plateaued. . .. i think aside from that my second biggest hurdle is i have pretty much lost faith in myself and have no support.
Following any specific plan: i eat healthy, i exercise multiple times a day, and im pretty active.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: im failing, im really not sure, i guess because my health is questionable at the moment its putting strain on my weight. however soon we will know if its cancer or not and then go from there.
Anything else you would like to share with us: im goofy, lol??
Eye/Hair Color: My eyes are green and my hair is auburn
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April of 2009, lost 35 lbs. took a few months off. Tried starting again 2 weeks ago, got the flu, twice. But i'm not discourged! I start again TODAY!
Goal Weight:115 - 145
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love to bake! And even more so I love to eat what I bake! And my mouth loves carbs, even though my body (and my weight loss goals) does not.
Following any specific plan: Since carbs are the enemy to my body i'm trying to follow atkins! It seems to fit my lifestyle and my weight loss goals the best!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know what works for my body and what doesn't. I understand how foods work (and don't work) with my body. I know what I crave and I need to get rid of those cravings and fuel my body with the things that it can use for good!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I need encouragement! My mom (and my support group haha!) just moved to texas and my dad doesn't really understand my struggle with my weight. So I turn to you all!
Pets: two Westies, Heather and Rowena, one fish, Herman
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, crafts, movies
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/ Grey
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Off and on, currently 3/8/10
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Following any specific plan: No, working on more vegetables and little to no processed foods/grains
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not doing it for anyone but myself, and it isn't to look good, it is to be healthy
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm not very outgoing, I'm more of a listen and watch type. I'm hoping to try and overcome this and meet some new people who are trying to improve themselves as well!
Children/Ages: None. I may just be a doting aunt forever.
Occupation: College student, receptionist.
Pets: Two darling cats Ė Minna and Maggie. (I like alliteration.)
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, theatre, being a movie fanatic and a science groupie.
Eye/Hair Color: Green/Dark brown.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time around? Lol. March 1, 2010.
Starting Weight: 232
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Definitely staying focused.
Following any specific plan: No, not really. Keeping a food log and trying to do at least some exercise every day.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Iíve become sick and tired of being sick and tired. Iím able to look objectively at how my weight has negatively affected my life, and Iím ready to fix that. Also, a work-out buddy.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Iím a pretty big nerd? (Pardon the pun.)
Marital Status: Livin' with my wonderful boyfriend!
Children/Ages: no kiddos yet
Occupation: music teacher and working on a counseling psychology degree
Pets: We're searching for a dog....whom we plan to name Merlin.
Hobbies/Interests: singing, song-writing, scoping out local music, watching a lot of home design shows and dreaming about things I could (but won't) do to my house, biking, museums, getting lost and finding cool things in the process...
Height: 5' nothin'.
Eye/Hair Color: blue-grey / it varies, currently dark brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2005 is when I started, been up and down, back and forth since then.
Starting Weight: 250lbs was my heaviest
Present Weight: ~160lbs
Goal Weight: Not sure, but I'm aiming for 120 then I'll see how I feel from there.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: binge-eating, night-eating, boredom-eating (the big three)
Following any specific plan: No, just my own brand of crazy. (I was doing LA weightloss in the past, it helped me lose the first 60lbs or so)
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Nothing different, just some re-motivation!
Anything else you would like to share with us: Love this forum, full of wonderful, happy, supportive people!
Thought I would introduce myself other than just in my general post "Coming Out...and Scales"
First name: Maja
Geographical location: Chicago, IL
Marital Status: Single
Children/Ages: None yet, love my sister's kiddos though and want my own one day
Pets: None yet...hope to have my puppy in September if the breeder I'm working with manages to have one of her dogs take in the next month or so.
Hobbies/Interests: movies, singing, music, walking, cooking and generally hanging out with friends and family
Height: 5' 4"
Eye/Hair Color: blue/blond (though naturally my hair is auburn)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2000 but have been all around since then
Starting Weight: Not sure...see my previous post
Present Weight: Again, not sure
Goal Weight: Hate to sound repetitive but not sure, I think a size 6 or 8 would be nice
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: finding the time to work out is my number one issue but snacking late at night is an issue as well
Following any specific plan: No, just trying to eat right and work out
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I broke up with a long-term boyfriend when I realized how much I let myself go (not just physically but mentally and emotionally...always put his "needs" and even "wants" before mine...he didn't want to change so the rest is history). Instead, my emotional growth and weight-loss this time around will be about me, not a boy or lack thereof
Anything else you would like to share with us: Looking forward to getting to know all of you better!
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Im a student so self control is essential to resisting beer pong and late night mcdonalds runs!
Following any specific plan: weight watchers.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Im putting in the effort, ive set realistic goals and im going about it the right way and for the right reasons. Im taking it one day at a time.
Anything else you would like to share with us: weight watchers ready meals are my best friend. They hav saved my diet after a long day when i wouldnt have had the energy to cook something healthy lol
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: finding motivation
Following any specific plan: Just trying to eat healthy and exercise when I can without burning out. My weight is coming off very slowly, but surely.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I love getting salad for lunch at work, and the gym is free, so I have no excuse to not eat healthy and exercise! I really want to be in shape by my 25th birthday and for the rest of my life. I asked myself, "when am I going to start living my life and having confidence?" Also, my boss is really hot...so that also helps with the motivation on a daily basis :P
Anything else you would like to share with us: Reading the forums here is not only really helpful, but a lot of fun, too. I think I've tried joining a weight loss community in the past and it wasn't very entertaining.
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Occupation: mother, carer, home maker and midwifery student.
Pets: Richard the hamster
Hobbies/Interests: My children, reading, singing, babywearing,
Height: 5ft 6
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9/03/10
Starting Weight: 210lbs after having the twins, 185lbs on first day of diet
Goal Weight: 133lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Grazing, boredom snacking - eating out of habbit (I do it before I realise I have done it! My solution has been not to buy anything unhealthy I could snack on!)
Following any specific plan: Nope. Just trying to control myself and not eat 24/7!!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have realised I don't want to look like this. I want to be healthy and slim MORE than I want to eat! I have realised the answer to my weight loss is simple - Just say NO!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I was obese in high school from the ages of 14 to 16 and a half... At 16 I decided enough was enough and took to running, cycling and walking alternately doing one of these every day. I swapped unhealthy snacks for healthier alternatives and over the course of a year I came down from a 15 stone size 18-20 to a 9stone 7lbs size 10! I did it then and I can do it again... Only trouble is with 3 babies to look after I don't really have the time to go out running and cycling every day. I'm looking in to getting a wii fit. Does anyone know if these are any good? I thought about getting a treadmill but they take up so much space!
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starting weight loss journey: last year I made a feeble attempt, but this year I've been more focused
starting weight loss:225 (last nov 09)
goal weight: 135-140
biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: consistency, working out, meal planning, not eating out as much er finding something healthy on the menu. Also getting support, my dh does support me but sometimes i need a bit more. I need to talk about it alot, sometimes i just need someone to do it with me.
Following any specific plan?: trying to follow LA weight loss, working harder at that...Cutting out sugars besides Fruits and what not, no junk food. Just trying to avoid bad food in general. Working out more trying 3-4 times a week on my elliptical and trying to walk the dog more.
what makes this time different than your weight loss efforts in the past?: I never really tried before.. This time im actually trying, trying to set real goals.. also wanting to be at my goal weight by next Jan/Feb.
anything else you would like to share?:
Carrot for every 10 pounds lost~~~
Last edited by luciddepths : 03-16-2010 at 02:13 PM.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Started July 1st, 2009
Starting Weight: 220
Present Weight: 166
Goal Weight: 135
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Trying to exercise at uni (college) around the work.
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting, and as much exercise as possible.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Im more serious about it, i never thought i had an issue with my weight but the smaller i get i find i still dont like how i look, so i cant imagine going back to how i was before.
Am currently on day ten of the thirty day shred, and although i dont have any scales at uni ive lost 4 inches already