First name: Lou
Geographical location: Australia
Marital Status: happily married
Children/Ages: 2, ages 25 & 23
Occupation: social worker
Pets: 1 dog, 1 cat & 1 lizard
Hobbies/Interests: I have not had time for hobbies for so long, I'm looking forward to getting back to them. drawing, gardening, reading, studying, sewing
Height: 5' 7"
Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes, and blonde / brown hair with greying ( when I'm late with getting the colour done!)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: the last time ever: 12/09/09
Starting Weight: 209 lbs / 95 kgs
Goal Weight: 60 kgs / 132 lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My health problems have limited my ability to exercise, I am recovering from a long period of illness and that has created financial pressures. I overeat when I'm stressed.
Following any specific plan: generally low carb but mainly working at making sustainable changes to my eating that I can live with.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am at the highest weight I've ever been. This time it's about my health and ability to age well as I am really aware that if I don't lose the weight I am facing an old age of sickness and limitation.
Anything else you would like to share with us:
I am really glad to be here. I am hoping to meet supportive people here as I have no close relatives and my two best friends have both moved away to other states, so loneliness is a problem that I need to overcome.