Hobbies/Interests: Reading, working out (it's new hahaha), listening to music, movies, spending time with family
Eye/Hair Color: natural blonde, blue eyes, hair is currently auburn
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/14/2011
Starting Weight: 276
Present Weight: 268
Goal Weight: 160
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Keeping on track eating at work. We have a 'candystore' in the breakroom that I have to walk by to clock in, clock out, get my healthy food out of the fridge, get to my locker..you get the point...but it's really really really hard to not take a piece here and there...
Following any specific plan: Counting calories, and turbojam right now into turbofire when I'm done the rotation of turbojam.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Wedding! I don't want to look like the Michelin Man in a dress on my wedding day! Plus my arm fat is woah heinous right now...and it needs to go!
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Probably the mentality. Its difficult to work really hard to lose weight and have it come off very slowly. Trying to stay positive about it is hard.
Following any specific plan: Working out 5 days a week and eating right.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know what its like to be thin. I had been overweight most of my life then i lost a lot of it in high school and became a normal weight. I then gained it all back plus more in college because of bad eating habits and depression. Its a blessing and a curse.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I think i covered most of it all...
First name: Nicole
Geographical location: Southern California
Marital Status: Almost engaged bwahaha
Occupation: Veterinary Technician
Pets: 6 dogs, 1 horse, chickens
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, Cycling, Painting
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/ Blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Restarted on January 1st 2011!
Starting Weight: 156
Present Weight: 147
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Poor eating habits!!
Following any specific plan: No, just low cal/ high energy
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: hoping to live a healthier lifestyle for life!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I can't wait to feel completely comfortable in my own skin
Children/Ages: Chase/21 months; Madison/7; Aaron/6 (Madison and Aaron are my boyfriend's children)
Occupation: Stay at home mom
Pets: One cat, Dexter
Hobbies/Interests: Sewing, crafts, redecorating, reading, catching up on fav TV shows, hanging out
Height: 5'6.5 (yes, that .5 really counts! haha)
Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, brown hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/21/2011
Starting Weight: 211
Present Weight: 204 (as of 3/19/11)
Goal Weight: I'm not positive yet!
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting off my butt and exercising!
Following any specific plan: Doing Weight Watchers; also using a personal trainer
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I asked for help this time! I am staying with my WW plan and pushing myself hard to work with my trainer... and pushing myself even harder on the days I'm NOT with him!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm just really excited to be here! I constantly look at Goal/Mini Goal pictures and I am just so motivated by everyone! 3FC is really playing a huge part in my journey this time!!
__________________ ~Jamie~ FIRST GOAL: 191 by 6/1!
A big for every 5 pounds gone... because that's exactly how I feel!
Hobbies/Interests: Scrapbooking, Facebook, Graphic Design, Shopping, Decorating, Makeup, Music and Spending time with the ones I love!
Eye/Hair Color: Green Eyes/ Blond & Brown Hair.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 20 2011
Starting Weight: 165
Present Weight: 160
Goal Weight: 120
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating after 8pm. It was so hard at first because I am used to eating a late dinner anyway, but now I make sure dinner is never later than 8pm and I ALWAYS do my workout by 10pm and I do not eat ANYTHING after dinner, just drink water.
Following any specific plan: I do a mix of Running/Jogging/Walking every night around 9-10 ish. I use a Pedometer app on my iPod and it counts my steps and calories burned for me. So far I am doing 3500 steps a night, but tonight I got to 4500 steps =)
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am sticking to my plan of working out and not eating after 8pm. My motivation is the best its ever been!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am so glad to be in this group and you lades are very inspiring!
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, surfing the web, trying out new recipes, Dance Dance Revolution, needlepoint, crafts
Eye/Hair Color: Boring brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 2010
Starting Weight: 200
Present Weight: 169
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love food! It is so hard to control myself! Also, I hate exercising and as a full time graduate student, I don't have much time to devote to exercising anyway.
Following any specific plan: South Beach Diet
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: When I finally hit the 200 pound mark, it was a wake up call for me that I have to take charge of my life instead of allowing the pounds to creep up every year.
Pets: Tank (bearded dragon), Fiona (ferret), Madrox (ferret), BD ( full name Belladonna, ferret)
Hobbies/Interests: My interests are constantly shifting, but I always love reading, puzzles, crafts/arts, animals, and video games.
Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes and brown hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 28, 2011
Starting Weight: About 300... I'll know a more exact number when I pick up batteries for my Wii Balance Board
Present Weight: 300
Goal Weight: 180
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I live with two good male friends and I've gotten into the habit of eating like they do and exercising as little as they do, which works just fine to maintain their weight, but is horrible for me.
Following any specific plan: For now I'm cutting down on the portions I eat and walking. In the past year I've been having back trouble, so I need low impact to start off. I can't wait for the day that I can do P90X. I tried it for a while when I was staying with a friend and it was so much fun!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past I wasn't doing this for myself, it was to affect how others saw me. Now I'm scared of how bad I've let it become, the effect that it is having on my health, and how much it is holding me back from doing things that I love.
Hobbies/Interests: movies, good TV (HBO/Showtime/AMC and all the stupid reality tv), design and architecture, fashion and make up, music, alcohol
Eye/Hair Color: brown/black
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec 2009
Starting Weight: 238lbs at my heaviest
Present Weight: 170
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: to stop self-sabotaging my success and giving up because I get scared all the changes. Now I'm embracing the person I'm going to become through this journey.
Following any specific plan: Just calorie counting for the moment. I'm also trying to squeeze in walking whenever I can. I might try Weight Watchers later on.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm so over being fat. I've been this way my whole life and I finally woke up and saw what the big picture is. Also, I became a vegetarian the same time I started my weightloss and that's helped change my relation ship with food in a big way! I'm not dependent on food anymore and can say honestly that old lifestyle "isn't me".
Anything else you would like to share with us: done for now