Marital Status: Single/dating someone/ probably could say we are practically married
Pets: 2 cats 1 dog
Hobbies/Interests: Knitting, reading southern romance novels, watching disney movies, (Newest hobby is running).
Height: 5 foot 7 inches- ish
Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes brownish with a tint of red hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:most of my life.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying away from fast food, Avoiding my sweet tooth, and getting people to support me and understand why I am doing this.
Following any specific plan: I running using Couch 2 5k but I am reducing my portions and eating a lot more fruits and veggies.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am determined to get healthy so that when I am ready to have kids I will provide them with the best environment for 9 months and be a good role model for them the rest of their lives.
Anything else you would like to share with us: When I was in high school I struggled with an eating disorder. I started out at 180lbs and ended up at 95lbs. I rarely ate. When I got to college I struggled with depression and still do and I turned to food because it was the one thing that I could count on and had control over. I quickly put on weight. I got into a relationship that was unhealthy in college and he was always talking how fat I was and was belittling me and often would abuse me verbally and once physically and I decided enough was enough and left him when I left him I had this weird reaction to it where I would go without eating again lost 30lbs and then I put back on 50lbs once I got over it. I am currently happy and ready to lose over the 100lbs that I need to in order to get healthy.
I've been on 3fc for months on months, but have only become more active now that i'm creeping fairly close to my goal. lol. I was so swamped during my school semester I didn't have a ton of time to write all the things I wanted to!
First name: Ali
Geographical location: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: single
Pets: Meisha, a 7 pound maltese yorkie!
Hobbies/Interests: working out, watching movies, traveling
Eye/Hair Color: hazel, brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 15, 2013
Starting Weight: 155
Present Weight: 127
Goal Weight: Original: 120, but I think I may lower it to 115
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Portion control
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Started last January
Starting Weight: 133
Present Weight: 129ish
Goal Weight: 115-120
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I lost a bunch of weight when I discovered running. I went from 140-115 and maintained my weight until this winter, when I gained back almost 20 pounds because of depression and some other issues that went on in my life.
Following any specific plan: eating healthy & running!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Because now I understand how good I had it when I was skinny/healthy. I think when I return to my normal weight I will appreciate it more and be more careful about slip-ups.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am pretty young but I have an old soul and I want to work hard and get my body back to it's healthiest.
Occupation: Left my kids' Dad 6 months ago, living with my family, staying at home taking care of my kids
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Don't remember exactly, maybe 10 years ago? I lost it and maintained then the babies came. I was able to get to my pre-pregnancy weight after my first three pregnancies. I started my fifth pregnancy about 20 lbs heavier than normal. My fifth is now 3 months old and I'm getting close to my ideal weight.
Starting Weight: Close to 190 at the end up my pregnancy, upper 170's after having her.
Present Weight: 145
Goal Weight: 135 for now.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not overeating
Following any specific plan: I took a Christian weight-loss course that helped me greatly, settingcaptivesfree.com
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Not turning to food anymore to try to make my problems better.
Pets: 1 5 year old German Shepherd namd Zeb, 1 4 year old cat named Bowie
Hobbies/Interests:Crochet, Walking, Video Games
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Light Auburn Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Most recently - Jan 1, 2013
Starting Weight:212 (my highest was 230)
Goal Weight: 125-130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my natural laziness
Following any specific plan:Weight Watchers
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have never followed a plan before. I am having awesome success with weight watchers as a meeting member.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I previously lost 50 pounds in high school and got down to 140 my senior year. When I hit college instead of the Freshman 15 it was more like the Freshman 90 After several years of being unable to get pregnant, my husband and I are hoping that getting BOTH of us into shape will raise our chances of starting a family.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, sewing, Renaissance Faires, Medieval history, playing violin and piano
Eye/Hair Color: grey-blue/medium brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Not entirely sure? I'll just say my join date here, as I have been going on and off of diets, as well as on and off of this site ever since then.
Starting Weight: 287.6 (this time)
Present Weight: 281.4
Goal Weight: 160, for now. That may change once I get around that weight.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivating myself to exercise with my knee pain and overcoming the temptation to eat out every day for lunch with my co-workers.
Following any specific plan: Simply calorie counting. I just recently did the cabbage soup diet, and only made it through the first four days.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I recently broke up with my boyfriend, and therefore feel like I have more time to devote to getting myself healthy, seeing as it will be much easier to resist the temptation to eat out so often. I also really feel as if this is actually for myself this time around, and not to impress anyone else.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I am obsessed with Renaissance Faires, and am currently a little worried that I will so much weight before this summer's fair that I will no longer fit my costumes properly. (Which isn't entirely a bad thing.) I also have had increasing problems with both of my knees over the past two years, one moreso than the other due to an injury. I am hoping that getting a big amount of this weight off will help out with that and that I can avoid having knee replacement surgery in the future.
__________________ "Do. Or do not. There is no try."
Hobbies/Interests: I don't think I have any hobbies :\, but i like music and going to concerts.
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Orange-ish Brown?
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/17/13
Starting Weight: 232
Present Weight: 208
Goal Weight: 150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Craving sweets (cakes, cookies, ice cream, kool-aid, ect.)
Following any specific plan: Cut down on sweets, eating more veggies and fruits.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a better support group, and my confidence has gotten extremely better.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Hi!
Goal 1: 209 (25 lbs lost)/Complete!!!
Goal 2: 199 (Out of the 200s)/Complete!!!
Goal 3: 180 (No longer Obese)/Complete!!!
Goal 4: No muffin top
Goal 5: 169 (19 more pounds until goal)
for every 10 lbs lost.
Hobbies/Interests: I love computer games too much. WoW, Sims 3, FB games. I also LOVE Netflix. I need more active hobbies.
Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: About 10 years ago. I yo-yo like no body's business. Recent: June 1, 2013.
Starting Weight: 275 lbs
Present Weight: 268 lbs
Goal Weight: 160ish lbs. I'm not 100% sure where I want to go to. I just want to be under 180lbs. That's around where I was when my hubby and I married.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: night time snacking. My brain goes nuts and everything sounds so yummy. I need a guard for my kitchen after 9pm.
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting like a boss. It's going very well this time around.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've never been this terrified that my children will notice I'm fat. I don't want kids to even remember me this size. So I'm desperately wanting to lose not only for me, but to help my kids have a healthy role model.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I forgot to mention that I'm obsessed with reading and love fantasy style books.
Starting Weight: I weighed myself a month ago and it was 275. I will not be stepping on the scale until I fit into a size 16.
Goal Weight: 150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: No discipline.
Following any specific plan: C25K, walking 30 min every day, eat less processed foods and bread, eat more green veggies, eat small throughout the day, stay positive!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I didn't try to jog in the past. After today's disappointment I'm determined to be a success story. I signed up for a 5k in November. I've made it my goal.
Anything else you would like to share with us: A carrot:
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