Pets: 2 pitbulls (lola and zeus) and a turtle (shelly)
Hobbies/Interests: music, art
Eye/Hair Color: brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: officially starting to keep track monday 4/25/2011
Starting Weight: 215 or so
Present Weight: 215
Goal Weight: 125 (not sure what the best weight is for me)
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sticking with it
Following any specific plan: Zumba and turbo fire with my sister. training to become a runner with 2 friends of mine. Hopefully a 5k in september and a 10k in march!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I was just in a situation where i thought i was pregnant and all i could think about was being scared that if i gained any more weight, i wouldnt know what to do to fix it! I want this for real this time so i can start a family next year and be comfortable with myself when i do.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I definatley need help. still in that not sure if i can do it but really want to phase...
Hobbies/Interests: love love love me some live music. I graduated with a radio major so music is in my blood. Also, my best friends are in a band that just got signed to a major label so doing anything I can to help them out.
Height: 5'7-5'8 depending on the day.
Eye/Hair Color: blonde with blue eyes
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I guess we'll say 4/24
Starting Weight: as of 4/24 215
Present Weight: still at that 215
Goal Weight: I just put 150 out there because even that will be glorious.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: staying on track. sometimes i lose it about two-three weeks in and give up. I guess i just need a better support system. anyone wanna help a sister out?
Following any specific plan: i'm going to start counting calories, my job is pretty active so once I get into the routine of counting and keeping track of calories, I will start to add a more routine exercise plan in.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm so so ready this time, and I want to have that good self-esteem i've been missing for awhile.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm ready to do this!
Ultimate: 150- shopping!
185- message with body scrub!
199 -facial with eyebrow wax!
(mini challenge!) 205 by 6/15 $60 personal shopping spree no guilt.
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Occupation: Biding my time with a software-consulting gig until my next long-term job begins (end of the year)
Pets: 1 cat, 2 chinchillas
Hobbies/Interests: Movies (big Martin Scorsese fan), music, travel (especially train travel!), the Pacific Northwest, dreary weather, boating, Louis C.K., good beer, eating!
Eye/Hair Color: Green/red like a Coke can
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 25, 2011 (this time around)
Starting Weight: 206
Present Weight: 198
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Boredom and depression, equally
Following any specific plan: Just calorie counting and moderate exercise
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Honestly? Probably not much, except that maybe I'm more fed-up now than usual? I can no longer brush it off with "Oh, I'm still a teenager, but soon I'll magically morph into an adult with responsible habits and this will all take care of itself."
Anything else you would like to share with us: I've never participated in an online weight-loss forum before, so I'm hoping this might be something of an X-factor for me
Marital Status: living with my awesome partner/boyfriend/fellow adventurer
Children/Ages: none yet, but hope to have some in about 10 years
Occupation: studying French, giving English lessons, nannying
Pets: 2 pet rats! Our apartment is too small for a cat or dog.
Hobbies/Interests: I love to be creative through painting, drawing, photography, learning new instruments and playing music, reading, learning new languages, being introduced to new cultures..
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I was heavy as a kid, and have just yoyo-ed up and down my whole life.
Starting Weight: I was heaviest at 188 when i was 15, but lost weight in high school. My current "starting weight" is 165, the heaviest I let myself become since then.
Present Weight: 147
Goal Weight: 120
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Not eating delicious cakes, cheeses, pasta dishes, fresh bread... Paris is full of temptation.
Following any specific plan: Eating more FRESH fruits and vegetables (the only meat I eat is fish, sparingly), cooking for myself instead of eating canned soup, portion control, making exercise a daily habit.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've been steadily, although slowly, losing weight since I hit 165 in grad school a year ago. Not having a car and walking/biking everywhere in Paris has been really good for me, and I'm learning how to control my portions. This is not a fad, but lifelong changes that can be lived everyday.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm very excited to join a forum like this, to be accountable and honest, and to help others achieve their goals too!
Marital Status: living with my wonderful boy (5 years and counting)
Occupation: international film distribution
Pets: none sadly i want a kitty
Hobbies/Interests: socialising! I really do love to drink and dance and run around like a fool. Also, walking, reading, movies, eating out.
Height: 5' 9"
Eye/Hair Color: brown/dark brown.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:not sure really, mid feb this year i think.
Starting Weight: 168 at my heaviest, this time around starting fron 144
Present Weight: 135
Goal Weight: 126
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: socialising. Deinking makes me eat and eat and eat. It's the only time i crave junk food.
Following any specific plan: not really, I'm naturally a pretty wholesome eater, I LOVE veggies fruit wholefoods etc. It's what I was raised on so it's my comfort food. I AM giving intermittent fasting a go now though to kick start my efforts, it suits my natural eating pattern and seems to be helping already!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: this time I seem to have beaten my bulimia, and my life is a lot more settled than my student days!
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Reason: One edit: if I'm brutally honest the reason I'm going to succeed is I'm 25 and I feel like my window of "hotness" is shrinkin
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 10, 2010
Starting Weight: 266.8
Present Weight: 242.0
Goal Weight: 145.0
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying focused, denying those potato chips, leaving the cookies and brownies alone, staying on track.
Following any specific plan: I'm doing Weight Watchers online right now because I can't afford the meeting but have noticed I haven't been doing as well without the support of the meeting. I also have been counting calories.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Calorie counting, actually looking at nutrition labels
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm all about learning, I want all kinds of criticism, I would love advice, I need that support from others who are going through what I am.
Hobbies/Interests: I've just recently been able to make time for hobbies (just finished school), so those would include- catching up with family/friends I've had to ignore for the last few years, reading, swimming, walking, laying out, watching the office
Height: Somewhere between 5'11'' & 6'
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time around, somewhere in September of 2010
Starting Weight: Highest weight: 253, this time around:240
Present Weight: 208
Goal Weight: 170
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I loose a couple lbs in the beginning of the month, then when Aunt Flo comes around, I want to eat everything & lots of it- so I stall or gain for a week, and by the end of the month I've only lost a total of 2-3 lbs!! Gotta really find a solution to that one...
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting & working on making more time for exercise
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I dont know what clicked, but even when I only loose 2lbs in a month, thats still enough to keep me going- seeing that it is possible to get where I have never been weight wise.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Not really
Mini Goal 1 (Down 10, my somewhat "normal" weight lately)- 210lbs:
Mini Goal 2 (ONEDERLAND)- 199lbs: Mini Goal 3 (ALMOST There!!) - 185lbs: Final Goal!! 170lbs:
Pets: Gizmo, my 7lb little gremlin. I have no idea what she is.
Hobbies/Interests: Baking, Cooking, Animal Activism, Veganism, Blogging, Anything to do with Gizmo, Going to shows/concerts and lots more
Eye/Hair Color: Hazel Eyes, Hair changes often, usually black or burgundy
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today! 4/28/11
Starting Weight: 165ish(i signed up on a whim and havent been on a scale)
Present Weight: same
Goal Weight: 125-130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: It will probably be staynig motivated and getting my butt to the gym at least 4x a week
Following any specific plan: Nothing specific. I am already vegan and have started(more like attempting) going High Raw for a little while
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am serious about it this time. I am going to be 30 in a few years and I don't want the last years of my 20s to be spent feeling larger than I know I can be.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm excited to have found an online community to get inspiration and motivation from!
Maggie, you and I are in the same boat girl. I'm doing WW online and I am having such a hard time without the support I got from the meetings. I never realized just how hard it is going alone until now. We can do this!!!