Children/Ages: 2 kids my daughter is 9 and my son is 4
Occupation: Accounts Payable Administrator
Pets: none (I'm alerginc to everything...achooo )
Hobbies/Interests: Speding time with family and good friends. I love to laugh!
Height: 6' 9"
Eye/Hair Color: blue/dark brown with blonde highlight (for now!)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 2nd 2011
Starting Weight: 300 lbs
Present Weight: 289 lbs
Goal Weight: 220-240 lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: keeping it off! I just love to eat too much!
Following any specific plan: Ideal Protein
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It's just clicking! I don't know how else to explain. I've tried so many other diets and hated every second on it. I have no cravings and I feel great!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I have spent my life pretending that I'm okay and comfortable with myself around all of my skinny beautiful friends, I'm going to be a skinny beautiful girl with confidence and I no longer give a S!*% what anyone thinks of me. I'm not listening to what the skeptics have to say. I'm doing this for me and only me!
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Bingeing
Following any specific plan: No
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I had promised myself when I was in middle school that I would never wear plus sizes. A few months ago I started having to shop at Torrid. I really want to be able to do things with my friends and not be hindered by my physical limitations.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Originally from Southern California. I only moved to New Mexico last year because school is so much cheaper here.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sometimes, I lose motivation if I don't lose weight fast enough. I've just got to be patient!
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting/low-carb
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: For the first month, I didn't lose even 1 tiny pound. I was very discouraged. But I didn't give up! I think that's the difference this time. I haven't given up, even when I don't see results on the scale. I just know that they'll come eventually if I keep working hard!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I love this community so far! I feel so motivated looking at all the stories people have shared!
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Geographical location: The cold, white north of Wisconsin!
Marital Status: Married for 2 1/2 years
Children/Ages: None yet
Pets: Two b*tchy cats
Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, reading, writing, web design
Height: 5' 8"
Eye/Hair Color: Brown & brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Hahaha - ten years ago? Feels like I've been dieting forever... Let's just say May 16th, 2011
Starting Weight: 183.4
Present Weight: 181.2
Goal Weight: 163.4
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Keeping up the motivation for more than a week at a time
Following any specific plan: Counting calories with Livestrong (sticking to 1,400-1,800/day), dancing, jogging and strength training with the Nike Training Club app for exercise
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel like I'm ready to move past the "excitement" phase of setting up and trying a new weight loss plan and into the simple commitment of practicing healthy behaviors every day.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Can't wait to meet you all!
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Mostly family issues - everyone is expected to be overweight in my family and there is a lot of resistance to weight loss.
Following any specific plan: 1200 calories or less...
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I will not accept being average... I actually want to be thin, not average. My last attempt to lose weight didn't last long because I was content with being an average size. I quickly regained the weight...
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating anything after 8pm, eliminating fast food for convenience, cutting sugar out completely.
Following any specific plan: Not yet
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time it's much harder. I'm not as physically active as in the past, and I also don't drink as much alcohol as I used to, which I do believe was the reason I was so thin.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Not yet
Hobbies/Interests: Drafting/Designing, Dog Training, Reading, Painting, Music, Weightloss LOL
Eye/Hair Color: Hazel, Reddish Brown with Caramel Highlights!
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: on and off for YEARS, This is the last time I'm starting: 5/13/2011
Starting Weight: 297
Present Weight: 291
Goal Weight: 145
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying motivated. If I don't see results I end up getting frustrated. I've finally realized this about myself and am going to do it this time. OH and staying away from my mother's cooking! IT'S TOO DELICIOUS!
Following any specific plan: Eat less/healthier, exercise
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have done a lot of looking inward and realizing why I do the things I do. I am out and living on my own so no temptations around the house!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I made it down to 185 my 8th grade year, and after my so called friends started calling me anorexic (I WASN'T) I gave up and ended up gaining every pound I lost back plus an extra 60 over my high school years and college. Lesson learned: Don't listen to anyone else, do it for YOU!
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, watching reality tv shows, movies, cooking
Eye/Hair Color: brown/black with highlights
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 05/20/2011
Starting Weight: 205 lbs
Present Weight: 200 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation factor, eating right.. working out.. I get bored really easily and I even hired a Personal Trainer to help keep me challenged!
Following any specific plan: trying to eat right and workout - cant wait for the day until I can run on the treadmill again..
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: If I continue on the path I am on, I wont be able to have children without any invasive procedures, and thats something I dont want to do to my body - so Im giving myself the push and hopefully this forum will be a good motivation
Geographical location: Ventura, California (1 hr north of Los Angeles)
Age: 22 yrs
Marital Status: Boyfriend/In a relationship.
Children/Ages: No children.
Occupation: Account rep at a textbook publishing company.
Pets: One dog (Labrador) and one cat.
Hobbies/Interests: Roller derby, journalism, playing bass guitar, making zines, punk rock, feminism, queer culture, science fiction, history, politics, etc.
Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, hair is currently auburn-red.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today, pretty much...May 23, 2011.
Starting Weight: 210 lbs.
Present Weight: 210 lbs.
Goal Weight: 145 lbs.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Insulin resistance (PCOS) and emotional eating. I eat to take the edge off whenever something makes me feel sad, angry or upset. I have tried to replace food with other things, but I haven't really found something that works in the same way yet.
Following any specific plan:
Not sure yet. Working on limiting food to three specific meal times and adding more fruits and vegetables. I don't have much faith in brand-name weight loss plans, so I am considering getting involved with Overeaters Anonymous and having lap band surgery.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I'm willing to acknowledge that I have a personal, internal problem, and I'm no longer blaming my rough childhood/adolescence for my weight. I'm tired of looking and feeling the way that I do, and I want to lose weight for me, not to please anyone else.
Geographical location: New Hampshire, on the seacoast.
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Plant merchandiser.
Pets: None at the moment. Hope to get a couple of dogs someday. And maybe a horse.
Hobbies/Interests: Writing, photography, singing, going to the beach, riding horses.
Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 18th 2010.
Starting Weight: 203
Present Weight: 135
Goal Weight: 111
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Genetics and understanding how much I really should be eating.
Following any specific plan: I like to joke that I follow the poverty diet + manual labor workout. But no, not really.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I had to change my mindset completely. In the past I had an all or nothing view of weight loss. I thought that if I was never going to be skinny, what was the point of even bothering? I finally came to realize that even if it's not my ideal weight, it's still better to be at 180 than 200.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Even though it's cliche, I've found that weight loss really IS about a lifestyle change.
First name: Krystal
Marital Status: married
Children: yes, boy Paul Jr.7 months
Pets: 2.5 year old Yorkie he's my other baby
Hobbies: Working out, shopping, hanging w my family and friends, Church, reading magazines and cleaning
Begin weightloss journey: March 2010/ 192 pounds
Biggest hurdle: finding the time to workout with an infant schedule. Also making sure I find time to eat
Specific plan: Fat Smash/calorie counting
Different than before: I'm learning how to eat healthy and that excersise is an important part of my weightloss.