ANNIVERSARY – Together since April 2008…Married since Oct. 20, 2012
KIDS - No
PETS – Two Chocolate Labs that are mischievous and adorable!
OCCUPATION – House Wife
STARTING WEIGHT - 415
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING – Healthy eating, portion control and no sweets
FAV. EXERCISE(S) – Seriously?! LOL LOL LOL
FAV. NO-NO FOODS – Jolly Rancher awesome twosomes…yes they really are awesome!!!
FAV.BOOK(S) – The Shack
FAV. MOVIE(S) – Little Mermaid, Dirty Dancing, Forest Gump, and Lord of the Rings
FAV. SONG(S) – So very many but at this time Hotel California by Eagles
FAV. QUOTE - Our Culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.
FAV. SONG(S) - I like rock, pop, country, r&b and some hip hop, a little of everything
FAV. QUOTE - ''The best way to predict the future is to create it.'' - Peter Drucker ''Why don't you start believing that no matter what you have or haven't done, that your best days are still out in front of you.'' - Joel Osteen
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - Like a lot of you probably, I've tried a few times and would lose some weight. I'd stick to it a few months at best, then gain it all back. I'm tired of it being difficult to find clothes to fit me, tired of being in miserable shape, and just not being the best version of myself. I got myself into this and I'll have to get myself out, but I don't think I'll ever just give up. I think everyone deserves to be healthy and happy, and if losing weight does that for you then keep trying.
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - I nicknamed myself "The Camster" to friends and family (it is based on my real name) and the candid part is just because I am very open and honest about my life. In my opinion life is too short to sweat the small stuff.
REAL NAME - Too unique to share publicly on a board that is easily viewed by non-members .
AGE - 31 (will be 32 in a little over a month!)
BIRTHDATE - Libra/October baby
WHERE YOU LIVE - Houston,TX
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Boyfriend, love him so much!
ANNIVERSARY - Sad to say I am not sure, lol been together about 5 or so months.
KIDS - none yet, but hope for some in the future.
PETS - 2 kitties & 2 plants lol.
OCCUPATION - small business owner, and a college student soon.
STARTING WEIGHT - 315.8 (as of around January of 2014, but my highest was 350 lbs.)
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - A diet of my own invention, I call it "Eat slim to be slim" or eat like a thin person, meaning using portion control. I am calorie counting, trying to eat foods that are conducive to weight loss, belly fat loss, etc. and I think it is working because I have a little bit of a waist coming through on my large apple shaped body.
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - Walking & dancing.
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Oh gosh is there time? I love cheese stuffed Jalapenos, Haagen Daz Ice Cream (especially Coffee & Tiramisu flavors), Italian Creme Cake, Chips (especially Salt & Vinegar), Cheese & Caramel Popcorn mixed together, etc. I could go on...
FAV.BOOK(S) - I have tons, but to keep it simple I'll say any of the Harry Potter Books, especially The Deathly Hallows, and the Catcher In the Rye.
FAV. MOVIE(S) - I have several but I'll go with Gone With the Wind.
FAV. SONG(S) - I have tons, but lately I am loving James Brown "Get Up Off of That Thing" it is very motivational when exercising.
FAV. QUOTE - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. - Benjamin Franklin And also adding " It Takes 4 Weeks For You To See Your Body Changing. It Takes 8 Weeks For Friends And Family And It Takes 12 Weeks For The Rest Of The World. Keep Going" - Unknown
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I'll get back to you! lol
my screen name on Myfitnesspal (MFP) is Candidcamster (the same as here )
For self doubt:
"Lately my biggest critic has lived in my head. Luckily I have an eviction notice w/ his name on it issued by the the department of success!" -Candidcamster
OCCUPATION - School Library Assistant / EBD alternative school
STARTING WEIGHT - 365 lbs on July 5, 2012
By April 2013 I was down to 276 lbs, but was at a plateau. Later that same year in October my nephew passed away and I gained back most of the weight I had lost. BUT I am back now and ready to start again.
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - Hubby and I changed our eating habits to include more fresh fruits and vegetables, we've cut back on our sweets, joined the YMCA where I do water aerobics 3-4 times per week and he works out in the gym when I do my deep water class and joins me for anything in the shallow water .
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - I'm into shiny things, mischief, and distractions. Also, I really like magpies.
AGE - mid-30s
BIRTHDATE - January
WHERE YOU LIVE - USA
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - yes, a super supportive spouse
ANNIVERSARY - 10+ years since we started dating
KIDS - none
OCCUPATION - I make websites.
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - Ideal Protein - my goal is to get down to a size 14 or 16 on IP, and then if I continue losing afterward, that's fantastic
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - walking, elliptical (but not on IP), biking, water aerobics
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - pizza, ice cream
FAV.BOOK(S) - so many! I like urban fantasy and paranormal romance. I read a lot of young adult fiction (Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Vampire Academy), for an adult.
FAV. MOVIE(S) - action, sci-fi, anything that passes the Bechdel Test
FAV. SONG(S) - anything by Cake or Guster; lately I'm really into cello & piano covers of pop songs, for some reason
FAV. QUOTE - "I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I'm making a real effort to be more positive about everything in life, including myself. I have arthritis, of an autoimmune variety (rather than the wear-and-tear kind most people think of), and that means I take scary medicine every week--medicine that is also used in chemotherapy. Part of why I want to lose weight is to decrease my arthritis symptoms and maybe, with them, my dose of that medicine. My life is harder, now, than it was before arthritis, and that medicine may end up making it shorter; so I'm going to do everything I can to enjoy it!
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SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - Nickname and birthdate
AGE - 30
BIRTHDATE - July
WHERE YOU LIVE - China
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - yes, a super supportive boyfriend
ANNIVERSARY - April 2nd (Almost 1 year now)
KIDS - none
PETS - none
OCCUPATION - International teacher- a real one! Master's degree and all.
STARTING WEIGHT - 421
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - DANDR- Extended Atkins Induction
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - walking, swimming, zumba
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - tortillas, beans, chocolate
FAV.BOOK(S) - I read a lot of YAL due to my job but on my down time I really like what I call chick lit. Favorite authors: Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovich
FAV. MOVIE(S) - Dirty Dancing, The Green Mile, The Notebook
FAV. SONG(S) - anything country but started off when I was 8 years old with Travis Tritt with "Anymore" and "I'm Gonna Be Somebody"
FAV. QUOTE - "I have faith in you" Mom
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I'm 56lbs down so far and this is the second time I've been through losing weight like this. I had great success with calorie counting when I lived in Korea. Went back to the USA, lost my mom and everything went to ****. Now I'm returning to normal and working hard to get back to where I was. Happy to be having success and have many things to look forward to this year.
Lost some of the weight before, I can do it again and keep it off this time.
Motivation- Think of what your mom (now an angel) would say to help motivate you to stay on track. Remember, God is good all the time and all the time God is good.
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - No one, because I'm too self conscious at this weight.
KIDS - none
PETS - Dobermans and cats.
STARTING WEIGHT - 296.8
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - My own based on a lower carb and calorie counting combination.
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - Biking with my dogs
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Everything I'm not supposed to have.
FAV.BOOK(S) - Too many to list.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I've struggled with my weight since I was a child. There were times throughout my life I was a little overweight by maybe 20 lbs at the most but kept it fairly consistent for the most part (albeit not without a struggle). A serious illness about 10 years ago changed all that. I was put on high dose steroids for a year which causes weight gain and depression. The illness was ongoing and left me with some devastating after effects. That combined with depression over the last 10 years has caused my weight to spiral out of control. My whole body hurts, my social life has ground to a halt, I have no contact with life-long friends, and all of this is due to morbid obesity and depression. I am here to get my old self back as I do not recognize the one I have become.