Hi all, I noticed there are a lot of new people and I thought we should have a thread to get to know each other a little bit better! I copied this from the 100lb club (thanks guys!!) Do we have a mod over here? Maybe she can sticky it...
First name (if you want to tell): Megan
Geographical location: Connecticut
Marital Status: live in sin with BF
Occupation: public relations executive
Pets: two yorkies at my parents house (not really mine anymore since I moved out!), gidget and chachi... rob's cat (ugh), pretty
Hobbies/Interests: shopping, going to the movies, reading, working out, watching tv (or more in general... SITTING, lol), laid back social situations (ie a couple of friends at a bar or coffee shop)... the occasional crazy night
Eye/Hair Color: blue/blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: uh... does the date i was born count??? This present success started last July... don't know the exact date
Starting Weight: 167
Present Weight: 138
Goal Weight: i say 130 but i'm happy where i am... we'll see
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: i like food a lot, especially in social situations (like to go out to dinner, etc). Just have to curtail that a little bit. Also, I can eat most foods in moderation except for ice cream... i love it soo much, in college my friends and I used to go and get pints of ben and jerrys and just eat the whole thing in one sitting. now I just get a cone once in awhile instead of buying the whole container at the store.
Following any specific plan: no... just exercise and try to eat well. i try to focus on whole grains, fruits and veggies and lean meat.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i never really "got it," that I have to eat well forever. i always thought i had to cut certain things out and never eat it EVER again, but now i see i can have treats, just as long as i dont overindulge.
Anything else you would like to share with us: i will have progress pics soon!!!
Marital Status: live in sin with BF (ditto for me)
Children/Ages: none (again ditto)
Occupation: Sr. Customer Care Rep
Pets: Adorable pound puppy (sheltie/chow mix) named Princess
Hobbies/Interests: music, reading, shopping, being outdoors, looking at new houses
Height: 5'5" (ditto!)
Eye/Hair Color: green-hazel/light brown (chemically enhanced!)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This current journey?? March 22nd.
Starting Weight: 245
Present Weight: 222
Goal Weight: Working on 165 right now; then probably going to take it down to 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My BF is an excellent cook and loves to cook for me. Also I inherited my dad's vicious sweet tooth.
Following any specific plan: South Beach Diet and exercise!!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I was diagnosed with Insulin Resistance and I would like to be in shape for possibly having kids sometime in the next couple years.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Not at this time, but I'm sure I'll think of something soon!!
Hobbies/Interests: music, reading, shopping, being outdoors, Height: 5'5" (ditto!)
Eye/Hair Color:brn /light brown (chemically enhanced!)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This current journey?? Feb. 6.
Starting Weight: 300
Present Weight: 255
Goal Weight: 150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation
Following any specific plan: Eat healthy and exercise!!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I loast more weight this time then last
Anything else you would like to share with us: Not at this time, but I'm sure I'll think of something soon!!
╚» ♥ I wake up every day with the realization that this is it, that there's only one shot at this life and I can either enjoy the ride and live it to it's fullest and to my highest potential or I can stay the way I am.
Occupation: Starting a new job Monday!! I'l be doing admissions for the University of Phoenix's online campus.
Pets: One beautiful, male two-year-old (this July) Golden Retriever named Cairo.
Hobbies/Interests: Bellydancing, dogs (but mostly Goldens, and especially mine!), cooking (kinda), home improvement (even though I rent).
Eye/Hair Color: brown/depends on the season. Right now light brown with lots of blonde highlights.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: What's my join date again??
Starting Weight: 153
Present Weight: 153 (c'mon, I JUST started)
Goal Weight: 125ish. Depends on how ripped I get. I'm more concerned with inches/size than weight.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation. I'm kinda results-NOW oriented, so if I'm working out but I don't fit back into my size 5 pants in a week I get kinda pissy, figure awfuggit, and go back to Applebee's blondie...
Following any specific plan: Yeah, the "I gotta get my butt to the gym" plan. Just overall trying to be healthier!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel different. I've never really committed to it before, but I am now. And my focus is really a lifestyle change, and long-term health. I just need a more active lifestyle.
Anything else you would like to share with us: If you notice I've been absent, PM me!! I welcome your nagging!!!
If you really want to do this, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse!
Marital Status: live in sin with BF (I'm number three I guess)
Occupation: graduate student
Pets: none, but I am obsessed with dogs. As soon as we get a house, I am getting a dog!
Hobbies/Interests: Long walks (esp. through botanical gardens), long drives with no destination, knitting (though none recently b/c I have some wrist trouble), reality TV, dogs, SHOPPING, getting dressed up, and like Megan, laid-back social situations with friends and the occasional wild night! (I don't think I've had a really wild night since graduating college though!)
Eye/Hair Color: eyes -- mixture, depending on the light can look green or blue, with gray rims, and some yellow specks (I know, they're weird), hair -- medium brown with some golden brown highlights
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Around August 10 (when we moved to Providence) for the current one . . .
Starting Weight: around 185 (didn't weigh myself very carefully back then)
Present Weight: 150
Goal Weight: Ultimate goal (for now, we'll see how I feel when I get there) is 130, current mini-goal is 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love food. I was raised in a family where every good thing is celebrated with food, and every bad thing is consoled with food. We went out to restaurants 4-5 times per week, I had TV dinners and frozen breakfasts, and I ate candy bars and pizza for lunch at school. Fast food for lunch every weekend. AND I have a sweet tooth that's definitely bigger than Rhode Island! I also love to bake. And my favorite social activity is going out to eat. And that whole fitness thing.
Following any specific plan: Low-calorie, low-fat, exercise, avoid junk
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am finally living in my own apartment with my own kitchen (well, shared with my bf), instead of at home or in a college dorm, so now I have no excuse if I eat crap. Also, this time I am exercising a lot more and a lot more reliably than I have before, and I'm committed to eating well for life (though chances are once I hit goal weight I will not be so strict about calorie counting).
Anything else you would like to share with us: This website has made weight loss and exercise so much easier for me! It's really great to see other people's successes and have someone to rant to when things aren't going well.
Occupation: babysitter and nurses assistant (taking break from it right now)
Pets: Lola, my almost 3 year old chihuahua/jack russell mix
Hobbies/Interests: crocheting, cooking, reading, taking pictures, occasionally drawing, I love music, I'm drawn to water (but I can't seem to drink the daily reccomended ammount ), chihuahuas, medical type shows
Eye/Hair Color: blue/right now it's dark brownish
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I've started and stopped so many times...I'm on a break right now.
Starting Weight: 254
Present Weight: 250
Goal Weight: I'm thinking about 150....but I bet it'll be more like 160
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I'm trying to deal with the overwhelming stress in my life...finding new ways to deal with it besides eating. So basically emotional eating.
Following any specific plan: Not at the moment. But I do enjoy Dr.Phil's book and Bob Green's Get With The Program.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This one I can't really answer since I'm really not trying to do anything about my weight right now. I can say I eat much leaner cuts of meat and way more fruits and veggies than I used to
Last edited by Jessie_777 : 05-04-2005 at 06:46 PM.
Occupation: art teacher/own a small clothing company
Pets: 2 cats, 1 dog, and a fish, when my son and I move out, we are only taking 1 cat and the fish
Hobbies/Interests: Mostly I do kid things but I like to snowboard, make anything(build it, sew it, paint it what ever), dance, read books, go to the movies
Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec '04
Starting Weight: 241
Present Weight: 223
Goal Weight: I think I'd like to be 150 but I don't realy know because I cna't remember ever being under 180
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love to cook and eat good food. Not junk food but I just eat to much of it I guess. Plus, I get discouraged to easily and tend to give up. I got to just keep at it.
Following any specific plan: WW and working out. I really like to excersise I just need to do that and eat well or I won't lose at all.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I amt ruely commiting my self to do it. This is for the rest of my life.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I hope to be at my goal by the time I am 30 around a year and a half away so that I won't be fat the rest of my life. I HAVE to stick to it
Hobbies/Interests: music, reading, love movie quotes, playing with my babies, love watching House MD
Eye/Hair Color: hazel
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Hm.....its an off and on thing. Probably last september.
Starting Weight: 228
Present Weight: 224
Goal Weight: 10% at first and trying to get a commited schedule.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Food. I will go to the gym and work out but I just cant stand dieting. I hate it!
Following any specific plan: exercise alone right now 2-3 x per week
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I cant even walk long distances. Im realizing Im getting older and older every day and this is only going to get harder and harder. I want to have the energy to enjoy my youth before its too late and its just a regret I have when Im older.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Ive already bought my Star Wars tickets! Im seeing the midnight showing on the 19th. Woo hoo!
Marital Status: DH Michael-married 8 years in August
Children/Ages: Roman is 5 and Anastasia is 4.
Occupation: SAHM-at least until they are both in school so I have 2 more years.
Pets: one dog-Shadow-she's a collie/chow mix but looks like a golden retriever. She'll be 9 in December.
Hobbies/Interests: movies, TV (lots of primetime TV), cross stitching, spending time with kids, scrapbooking
Eye/Hair Color: hazel/brown (it's currently on the verge of blonde thanks to Nutri Garnisse)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I've always been overweight (since I was around 9 or 10 at least). My high weight was 207. I started last summer and was down to 184 and stopped again. My CURRENT start date is March 22.
Starting Weight: 184
Present Weight: 181.5 (tomorrow is my weigh in day)
Goal Weight: I'm shooting for 140, but i'd rather be 130.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My family is food oriented. We always ate out as a child and that's our big family time together...not going to movies or on a walk but going out to eat. I also love chocolate and don't like to sweat. I'm doing TONS better with exercise and just have to keep the food thing under control.
Following any specific plan: Counting calories (1400-1600 a day...usually 1600), exercise 30 minutes to 1 hour 5 Times a week and 2-3 days of toning a week...plus 8 glasses water a day and try to eat healthier food. I'm going to try to shake things up a bit to give this weight loss a kick in the butt.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My husband NEEDS to lose weight for his health. Since I've started trying to lose weight he has too. Motivating him, even though I'm not losing much of anything, is going to make me keep going! Even though I keep going up and down on the scale, he's lost 20 pounds so that's enough for me!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm diabetic and on meds and insulin. It's making it hard for me to lose the weight. I've been as low as 179 and keep going back up. I have lost an inch on my waist and 3/4 on my hips so I am trying to stay motivated!
We all CAN DO THIS!!
December 2005-lowest weight of 148.5
Start weight Ocotber 2010-186.6
Current weight 178.5
GW-140 April 2011
Marital Status: living w/Boyfriend of 11 years (talk about living in SIN!)
Children/Ages: Sage - 7 year old girl
Occupation: Office Work (admin assistant)
Pets: Pug/Terrier mix: Sabrina
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Poker (online - addicted!), Music (Hard Rock), shopping for clothes!
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Mixed (brown, red and blonde)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 2004
Starting Weight: 246
Present Weight: 211
Goal Weight: 135 (I think - depends on what I look/feel like at 150)
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Drinking Beer. I love me some beer and it is BAD for me!
Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers, and so far so good!
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I an seeing results (finally!) and it is pushing me on
Anything else you would like to share with us: Can't think of anything really. I am really excited about the weight that I have lost and I am really ready to get the rest of my weight off. Also its really great to find such a great bunch of people that I can talk to whenever I need a little boost
Pets: 3 mutts at my parents house, the only one who I live with is Lexi a Shih- Tzu mix
Hobbies/Interests: I love just spending quiet time with my fiance, walking the puppy, cuddling, watching movies, etc. I also LOVE to shop and drive my car (I know it sounds weird but my Fi and I are car people)
Eye/Hair Color: blue/dark blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: It really started in Aug 04, but I got serious about it in Feb 05
Starting Weight: 178
Present Weight: 156
Goal Weight: 130-135
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I LOVE food. My Fiance and I used to dine out as a hobby! (ugh) And I have emotional eating issues as well
Following any specific plan: Im just trying to make better choices overall, trying to drink water, eat my fruits and vegetables etc
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Im engaged so I have a constant goal in mind. Everytime I over eat I see myself getting further and further away from where I want to be for my wedding.
Anything else you would like to share with us: hmm I dont think so