FAV.BOOK(S) - how about author? I like thomas king right now
FAV. MOVIE(S) - I can't answer this. I'll watch almost anything... former film student
FAV. QUOTE - Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU -
I gained weight since I was diagnosed with MS a couple years ago... and I blame the disease process/medication but i've always been overweight. i'm healthy enough to exercise now... so carpe diem!
__________________ I can't be perfect but I CAN persevere
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - my name is Jen and I'm Ian's mom
REAL NAME - Jen
AGE - 36
BIRTHDATE - 4/11/72
WHERE YOU LIVE - Maine
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Aaron
ANNIVERSARY - 5/29/94
KIDS - Ian (10)
PETS - Squirt (cat)
OCCUPATION - Chiropractic Assistant
STARTING WEIGHT - 299+
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - Loosely following the Insulin Resistance Diet and the principles of Dr. James Chestnut, DC's Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well program
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - Walk Away the Pounds, Tae Bo, Theraband and hand weight work, crunches, treadmill, various repetitive exercises (like lunges, leg lifts, etc)
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - There are no no-no foods. But there are foods that will adversely affect my blood sugar and I will choose when and how often I will eat them.
FAV.BOOK(S) - lots of fantasy, Stephanie Plum series, a few things by former Bishop John Shelby Spong
FAV. MOVIE(S) - things that make me laugh
FAV. SONG(S) - 90s alternative, classic rock, some classical
FAV. QUOTE - I have a collection of them I have been copying from here. I think my current fave is one I modify depending on the situation, but it always ends in "Pick your hard"
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I have finally accepted a 4 year old diagnosis of Type II Diabetes and am doing my darnedest to control it with lifestyle changes. I am humbled and awed by all the love and support that flows through this forum. I am so happy to have found 3FC. Thank you dgramie for inviting me to this subforum
I've been in the 100lb Club, 300+ Club, 30-Somethings (now I'm 40-something), Alternachicks, Chicks up for a Challenge. I have Type 2 Diabetes, have been on meds for depression, struggled with binge eating and exercise motivation. I've been a calorie counter & a carb counter. I've been here off and on since August 2007.
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - I'm considered the funny girl and the age that I was when I made up the username.
REAL NAME - Tenisha
BIRTHDATE - August 23
WHERE YOU LIVE - Hayward,ca
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - None
ANNIVERSARY - n/a
OCCUPATION - Dispatcher, Paralegal student
STARTING WEIGHT - 392
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - Biggest loser/MT Body Makeover
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - Walking, Eliptical, Cycling, Circuit Training
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Ice Cream
FAV.BOOK(S) - Harry Potter Books
FAV. MOVIE(S) - LOTR, Disaster movies
FAV. SONG(S) - Anything by Journey or Def Leppard
FAV. QUOTE - Try not to be a person of success, but rather a person of virtue." - Albert Einstein
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I've been on so many diet plans over the years,some worked, some didn't, but my drawback was never measuring my food and never realizing what a real portion size was. In 2005, I started a program that made me realize what a real portion size was and helped me learn what foods helped me lose weight and what foods helped me gain. When I started, I weighed 353lbs. That first week, I lost 13lbs, and I kept dropping weight like that for 2 months until I reached 270lbs....and I panicked because I had been big for so long.....what if I reach my goal and I'm still unhappy. So I stopped...and now four years and a 120lb weight gain later I realize that I will NEVER be happy at my current weight or bigger. I'm ready to reveal the real Tenisha that's been hiding under,sometimes smothered by, all the fat.
I've been dieting and obsessing about my size for 15 years, and I'm sick of it. My goal is to get to the point where my weight is not the reason why I can't do something. I want to sit in a chair without worrying if it can hold my weight. When my friends say "let go to the amusement park, I automatically think of all the rides I can't fit on. I recently found out that as well as funny, that I'm adventurous. I climbed the waterfalls in Jamaica, it was hard and very strenous, but when I got to the top, I was so exhilirated and more proud of myself than ever. I know that once I've reached my goal of being healthy and fit that I can truly start to live my life in the fullest.
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SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - it's my real name
REAL NAME - maria Herrera
BIRTHDATE - 5-22-82
WHERE YOU LIVE - Seattle Washington area
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - My husband Sergio- who is also losing weight with me!
ANNIVERSARY - Nov. 13th
PETS - One west higland white terrier named Isabella, and two cats named Tyler and Sydney
OCCUPATION -Part time hairstylist and part time preschool teacher
STARTING WEIGHT -306
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING -Low cal baby!
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - My Wii Fit particularly the hula hooping, step, jogging and yoga exercises, swimming, dancing, volley ball, and walking the dog!
FAV. NO-NO FOODS -sweets! desserts, anything with sugar..lol
FAV.BOOK(S) - cheesy romance novels, self help books, poetry books, men are from mars women are from venus is a gem!, chicken soup for the soul series!
FAV. MOVIE(S) -gone with the wind, fools rush in, robin hood men in tights, space balls, nothing to lose, etc
FAV. SONG(S) - wayyy to many to name!
FAV. QUOTE -You Don't miss something until it's gone to cherish it while you have it! (except for in the case of fat and weight or drama!)
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I enjoy traveling, and sight seeing, experiencing new and exciting thing! I love arts and crafts!
I cant wait for the day When I don't have to revolve my life around my weight! I cant wait untill I can ride on airplane and not need a seat belt extension, I cant wait until I wont be scared of riding rides at an amusment fro fear I wont fit in it or that it will break down on me, I can't wait for the day I can ride a horse and not fear that I'm going to break the poor baby's back!lol.. I cant wait for the day untill I can walk into any store and find soemthing that will fit! I cant wait until I don't have to shop at the big girls store, I cant wait until the day I wont have to lie when I renew my drivers license on the weight section! here's to those days to come! and I know they will!
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I was bad, and didn't log in for a few months, so my bio got deleted; so I'll re-do it!
DATE - 8/22/2009
USER NAME - kayleystar
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - Kayley is my first name, and Star is my middle name. Pretty simple. lol.
REAL NAME - See above. :P
AGE - 23
BIRTHDATE - June 2nd, 1986
WHERE YOU LIVE - Michigan
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Andrew
ANNIVERSARY - December 24th (2004 for the year).
KIDS - Zero. Don't want children.
PETS - 2 cats, and a new little kitten.
OCCUPATION - Full time student; starting my Internship this fall, though!
STARTING WEIGHT - This time around: 380 lbs.
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - Watching my calories/fat intake, just basically eating healthier, and exercising!
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - Dance Dance Revolution, Yoga, Cardio Dance, Elliptical, Swimming, Weight Training/Strength, Tennis, Wii Fit, Volleyball, Hiking/Walking, Stability Ball...I actually just love to exercise!
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Cherry Cheesecake!
FAV.BOOK(S) - Sookie Stackhouse Novels by Charlaine Harris, The Twilight Series (yes, I got sucked in after bashing it incessantly!), The Bell Jar, The Notebook, The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe, and many many more. I'm an avid reader!
FAV. MOVIE(S) - Oh my...I have SO many! The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Moulin Rouge, The Notebook, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands...pretty much anything by Tim Burton! Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Superbad, Knocked Up...all sorts of comedy! It's my favorite genre.
FAV. SONG(S) - Again, I have SO many! A few of my all-time favorites: "Redlight District" by Porcelain & The Tramps, "Blue" by A Perfect Circle, "Heaven's A Lie" by Lacuna Coil, "This Sh** Will F*** You Up" by Combichrist, "Marry Me" by Emilie Autumn. I'm a big Industrial & Metal music fan!
FAV. QUOTE - "Life is but a dream you know"
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - When I first came to 3FC back in 2005, I weighed 350 lbs. I lost 75 lbs following the South Beach Diet. I then stopped the diet (I don't know WHY), and gained it all back PLUS 30 lbs. To put me at 380 miserable pounds.
Had RNY Gastric Bypass on 1/6/2015
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SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME -First name last name and my year of birth
REAL NAME -Tracy
WHERE YOU LIVE -Missouri
SIGNIFICANT OTHER -Patrick
ANNIVERSARY -We aren't married, Yet
OCCUPATION -Cashier at a card Shop
STARTING WEIGHT -310
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING -Mine, cutting out all the no nos and drinking water, eating more fruit and vegetables and exercising more
FAV. EXERCISE(S) -Walking and swimming
FAV. NO-NO FOODS -Ice cream
FAV.BOOK(S) -Anything by Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovich, Lisa Jackson and Karen Rose.
FAV. MOVIE(S) -Diary of a Mad Black woman and anything by Tyler Perry, too many more to name.
FAV. SONG(S) -classic rock, from 60s-80s and Michael Jackson
FAV. QUOTE -To thine ownself be true
Hello all well here is part of it, the rest is, I am making changes in my life to become who I know I can be, more stronger, confident. I went through a heartbreaking divorce almost a year ago, he left me six years but was fighting the divorce, but anyway. In my spare time I love to read. I am a Ghost Hunter, have done many cases. I'm learning how to knit, and am going to be taking a cake decorating class in Oct at my local Michael's store, I would like to eventually , if I am good enough run a cake shop out of my home making cakes for weddings, baby showers , any occasion. Well that is all for now.
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME -i love rachael zoe and that's one of her sayings and thought it'd make a cute screen name lol.
REAL NAME -Christy
WHERE YOU LIVE -Texas (Midland/Odessa area)
SIGNIFICANT OTHER -n/a
PETS -none (wow i've never felt more alone lol....j/k)
OCCUPATION -I work for my family's business. We do drug testing, dna testing, etc.
STARTING WEIGHT -more than i want to be at lol
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - weight watchers at home....i've had great success with it before but this time I just need to stick with it lol.
FAV. EXERCISE(S) -i love to swim/tread water, yoga booty ballet was my fav the last time i did ww hardcore
FAV. NO-NO FOODS -sweets...doesn't matter what kind lol...which is weird cause i use to not be a sweets kind of gal...
FAV.BOOK(S) -i love this series that christian author kristen billerbeck wrote about a girl in her 30's...i also love stori telling by tori spelling....i'm a huge old school 90210 fan lol
FAV. MOVIE(S) -grease 2, love and basketball, the holiday, love actually
FAV. SONG(S) - way to many to list. i'm a huge music person. love everything but being from texas i'm particuliar to a genre called texas country...
FAV. QUOTE -keep coming back cause it works if you work it.....my mom's been sober for 12 years but everytime i got to a meeting i love hearing everyone say that at the end of the aa meeting....it's so true in every aspect for anything someone is trying to work through
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
I was on 3fc a couple of years ago on my last real attempt for weight loss and it was a huge help. I lost 62 pounds last time but then I started going through some stuff and ended up gaining it back and more. I really hope me being on here again I'll do better.
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - I live in an awesome little beach town, Pacifica, and my real name starts with the letter B. Plus I think bees are cute.
REAL NAME - Brandee
AGE - 36
BIRTHDATE - November 6
WHERE YOU LIVE - Pacifica, CA
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - my hubby Eric
ANNIVERSARY - 7/13
KIDS - nooo and no interest at all.
PETS - 2 adorable rescue dogs who are the love's of my life, 2nd only to the hubs
OCCUPATION - Research Analyst
STARTING WEIGHT - 332
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - eating healthy, staying between 1200-1400 kcals a day, I quit eating refined sugar in December of 2008 so am continuing that, and have cut out a lot of starches (rice, processed breads / white flour products in general)
FAV. EXERCISE(S) -walking. When my body feels better, I really want to take up jogging and yoga - I'm totally stoked for it.
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - sourdough bread slathered in butter
FAV.BOOK(S) - I'm a big sci-fi nut, so name it and I have probably read it. I've been on a Robin Hobb kick for the last 6 months (I've gone through 10 of her books, with 2 more to-be-read currently on my shelves). A Song of Ice and Fire series is way up at the top of my list.
FAV. MOVIE(S) -I recently blogged my top 100 movies of all times and had a hard time of it. My top 6 are: The Fifth Element, The Princess Bride, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Labyrinth, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
FAV. SONG(S) - I used to listen to music voraciously. Not so much anymore.
FAV. QUOTE -“One can measure the greatness and the moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats its animals” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I have 2 blogs: one that charts my weight loss journey, and another that is chock full of low calorie, little-to-no-fat recipes. When I can make a sig, I'll add the links
STARTING WEIGHT -293-BUT I STARTED OVER AGAIN AT 288
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - SOUTH BEACH DIET
FAV. EXERCISE(S) -ELLIPTICAL MACHINE, AND TREADMILL
FAV. NO-NO FOODS -SALSA AND CHIPS AND MEXICAN FOOD
FAV.BOOK(S) - SOOKIE STACKHOUSE NOVELS, BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD NOVELS, AND MANY MORE
FAV. MOVIE(S) -SIXTEEN CANDLES, PRETTY IN PINK, 50 FIRST DATES
FAV. SONG(S) - I LOVE ALL GENRES. I HAVE TOO MANY TO LIST
FAV. QUOTE -"HARD THINGS ARE PUT IN OUR WAY, NOT TO STOP US, BUT TO CALL OUT OUR COURAGE AND STRENGTH"
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I AM COMPLETELY DEVOTED TO LOSING ALL OF MY JIGGLY BITS THIS TIME AROUND. I NEED TO LEARN TO LOVE MYSELF SO THAT I CAN LET OTHERS LOVE ME, ESPECIALLY MY HUSBAND. BEING FAT DOESN'T HELP OUR MARRIAGE, DUE TO ME BEING SOOO SELF CONSCIOUS. I WANT TO BE CAREFREE AND NOT WORRY ABOUT IF I MIGHT BREAK A CHAIR OR IF SOMEONE AT A FAMILY GET-TOGETHER IS GONNA TRY AND TAKE A PIC OF ME. I WANT TO LIVE LIFE, NOT JUST EXIST IN IT. SO I NEED ALL OF U LADIES AND GENTLEMEN TO KICK ME IN THE BUTT WHEN I AM SLACKING AND KEEP ME MOTIVATED
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - It's from a song I wrote a teenager, and has been my handle online for several years and across several sites
REAL NAME - Laura
AGE - 23
BIRTHDATE - May 9
WHERE YOU LIVE - Ottawa, ON
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Ian
ANNIVERSARY - 11/23/04
KIDS - None of my own (yet!), but many I love deeply!
PETS - My tortoiseshell kitty, Mia, is my only Ottawa pet. Family pet include two wonderful Australian shepherds (Cooper and Casey), an orange cat (Brodie), horse (Mo), and a couple dozen chickens who share their wonderful eggs with us!
OCCUPATION - Student, Starbucks barista
STARTING WEIGHT - 330
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - Not a set plan, but just making better choices, becoming more active, and cutting out/back my food vices.
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - None. I walk as a means of transportation, and I'm using a stationary bike to start out with just because I can do it in the privacy of my home.
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Pizza. Ice cream. White bread. Lattes and frappucinos from Starbucks.
FAV.BOOK(S) - Anne of Green Gables, the Lorax, collections of Irving Layton's poetry,
FAV. MOVIE(S) - Rocky movies, Serendipity, When Harry Met Sally, The Little Mermaid, School of Rock, Dead Poets Society.
FAV. TV SHOWS - Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Nip/Tuck, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Dexter... lots, but that's all I can think of.
FAV. SONG(S) - Far too many to choose. I love too many different types of music!
FAV. QUOTE - "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - My mother has just been diagnosed with diabetes, which is especially scary for me since she's much smaller than I am, much more active than I am, and generally eats better than I do. I'd like to get healthier in the hopes of reducing my risk of developing diabetes myself, and also to feel better about my appearance and my overall well-being. Also
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I've never been thin, and yet every character I draw is thin. I make beauty all day long, but have never experienced it. At 27 years old with a youth wasted in Tshirts, jeans and a prison of fat...I think it is high-time I experienced beauty. The non-entity/androgynous lifestyle seemingly forced on me by weight, society and insecurity has got to go.
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Reason: because screwin' things up is my prerogative.
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - Just a random name I used to lurk the forums for inspiration.
REAL NAME - Lacey
AGE - 21
BIRTHDATE - September 21
WHERE YOU LIVE - USA
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - none
ANNIVERSARY - N/A
KIDS - N/A
PETS - my great dane <3
OCCUPATION - Accountant
STARTING WEIGHT - 368
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - None, I'm dedicated to a healthy-eating, regular-exercising lifestyle
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - Power 90 Master's Series, Cardio Intervals
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - I don't count any food as a 'no-no', but my weakness is rice
FAV.BOOK(S) - Howl's Moving Castle
FAV. MOVIE(S) - Howl's Moving Castle, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
FAV. SONG(S) - Hikari by Utada Hikaru
FAV. QUOTE - "Vittoria Agli Assassini!"
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I'm a science and video game nerd, who has been overweight since childhood. Not too long before my 21st birthday, I made the final decision to once and for all get out of this body that I've never felt 'right' in, and haven't looked back!