Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: September 4, 2012
Starting Weight: 267 (though overall high was 275)
Present Weight: 257
Goal Weight: 150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Managing exercise time with a baby around, and feeding my family one thing while I eat another.
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting (trying to stay around 1600 right now) and walking at least 5 miles a day.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Stability, for at least the next 18 years I'll be a stay at home mom which gives me a good chance to make a routine of it this time.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating when i bored/having poor eating patterns
Following any specific plan: not really. just trying to eat healthy and eat regularly
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: just getting back on track..
Anything else you would like to share with us: have a history of PCOS and just started on metformin, am increasing slowly and hoping for the best. have a history of anxiety and depression which have really affected the way i lived my life in the past. feeling a lot better right now and trying to start new routines to change my life.
Hobbies/Interests: Music, partying, learning new languages, watching TV, zumba
Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown hair, bluey/green eyes
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Monday! (I mean it this time )
Starting Weight: 120lbs
Present Weight: 120lbs
Goal Weight: My main goal is to lose inches rather than weight
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Carb cravings, cutting down on the vino
Following any specific plan: Low carb - specifically cutting down on grains
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have started a new Zumba regime which I have been doing for the past 2 weeks and havent yet given up on so I'm feeling more motivated not to let all that effort go to waste and I am really flippin' determined to fit into a little black size 8 number for my 21st in Vegas!
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, traveling. I'm still trying to figure out what other hobbies I have. I'm interested in music, and I love to help people.
Eye/Hair Color: Brown hair, hazel eyes.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: THIS time, lets call it September 7th.
Starting Weight: 241.1
Present Weight: 239.4
Goal Weight: 140, but we'll see as the weight starts coming off.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have always self diagnosed myself with what I like to call partnered eating. I am WAY more likely to overeat or eat a lot if I am with someone else. For example, when my boyfriend is at work on the weekend I'm never hungry (while he's gone). But it's like the second he gets home my brain starts in with "okay, what are we going to eat". I gained a majority of my weight while my best friend was pregnant. We lived together and when she ate, I ate. We were partners in "crime" if you will. I guess that is one of my biggest hurdles, among many.
Following any specific plan: I (try to) eat clean, and count calories on myfitnesspal
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am READY. I'm for real this time. I have been trying to lose weight for the last 6 years, and have struggled immensely with my efforts to do so. I finally had an enough is enough moment while playing with my niece one day and I just decided it was stupid of me not to get into shape.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I hope to find motivation and support from these forms. I struggle daily as I try to not make food a priority. I am trying to live by "eat to live". If anyone would like to add me on myfitnesspal please do so, my username is sarahmichelexo over there as well.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading and writing, sci-fi TV (Doctor Who and Farscape FTW), travelling.
Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oct 1st (although I've been "planning" this for years!)
Starting Weight: 190.5
Present Weight: The same.
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not listening to my boyfriend, who is very sweet and tells me daily he loves me for who I am, and that I'm beautiful as I am - but I want to lose weight for ME, so I can also love myself and feel beautiful. Also, he's horrible for bringing sugary things into the house - I need more will-power!
Following any specific plan: Get support here, as that is what I believe I've been missing in the past.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The support I feel I may now receive.
Anything else you would like to share with us: That I think you are all amazing for making the decision to change your life (because although it's just a bit of extra weight, it makes a difference in ways most of us don't understand).
Hobbies/Interests: hiking, watching documentaries, trying new restaurants, taking day trips
Eye/Hair Color: blue/black
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/01/2012
Starting Weight: 165
Present Weight: 162
Goal Weight: 130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I'm currently working full time and I'm full time in nursing school, so I don't have a lot of extra time to work in exercise and cooking.
Following any specific plan: Not currently, but my doctor recommended South Beach so I may give that a try.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm making a lot of changes in my life right now. Decided I'm tired of the way things are and I'm ready to live and look the way I've always wanted to.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Like a number of other members, I have PCOS which has complicated my weight loss in the past.
Great thread! I really enjoyed reading everyone else's profiles =)
First name: Kelly
Geographical location: South Africa
Marital Status: Unmarried
Pets: Two goldfish, Jon and Stephen (named after Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert), forced upon me by my twin brother as a recent house-warming present. It's apparently called a Goldfish Starter Kit. I have no idea what the Advanced Kit would be. Probably a full on effing aquarium.
Hobbies/Interests: Astronomy, astrophysics, current affairs, politics, education, academia, religion from a non-religious perspective, medical quackery etc.
Height: 5ft 6"
Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, long blonde hair.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Hard to determine. I've been wanting to lose weight for about a decade now. Let's make the date today I suppose. It's as good as any other date. I'm the heaviest I've ever been and the saddest I've ever been as a result.
Eye/Hair Color: Eyes: Blue : Hair: Currently blonde and red.
Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: August 2012
Starting Weight: 235
Present Weight: 223
Goal Weight: 165
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Getting off my butt and finding time to do it.
Following any specific plan: Nothing yet, but looking into MRC.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a baby now; so getting in exercise time is my biggest hold back.
Anything else you would like to share with us:
[b]At 17 years old I weighed 245 pounds and became extremely disgusted with the way I looked. I spent 2 1/2 months doing killer exerciser and binge eating when I actually at After 73 days- I weighed 172. I then at 18 began training to become an Air Force SERE and spent 8 weeks in rigorous PRE-BASIC Training. At the end I weighed 160 and I had kept it off for 3 years when I got pregnant with my daughter. I was doing very well keeping a healthy weight during my pregnancy when my mom was diagnosed with "out of control polyp" and had to have surgery to remove it then a colostomy. I was in my second trimester and "stress ate" for the next month. Five weeks after her surgery we got the results back, and she was diagnosed with stage 4-B Colon Cancer at the age of 42. With more stress eating and no exercising, by the time I delivered my baby, I weighed 263 pounds. For the record; that's about 100 pounds that I gained from the time I met my husband to the birth of our daughter. I am MORE than ready to lose this weight I don't need to "weigh" what I did because I know pregnancy can change your body- I just want to feel good about myself again. It's been too-long since I've been proud of the way I look. :]
P.S; My mom has been through Chemo for the last year and 3 weeks ago she had a second PT scan that showed NO SIGNS OF ACTIVE CANCER CELLS. Praise God!
Pets: None yet - but we are hoping to get a dog soon.
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Reading, Playing Piano, Singing, Movies
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sometime in October?
Starting Weight: 185
Present Weight: 180
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have so little self control. Also I love food, I am such a foodie, and I can't resist a delicious meal.
Following any specific plan: Weight watchers has worked for me in the past so I am going to try that again.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I will be getting engaged/married soon & my life goal would to be a size 8 to try on dresses. I think the motivation of the happiest day in my life will keep me going...hopefully...
Anything else you would like to share with us: I was just recently diagnosed with IBS & I think eating better will help alleviate some of those symptoms.
I really enjoyed reading everyone's profiles as well. I am really excited to be joining such a supportive and wonderful community!