SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - I am SoDetermined to stay on plan and not give up. I am too young to be so obese, and I am scared if I do not do something to change it I will not be around for my daughter growing up, and I will not be able to have more children.
AGE - 25
BIRTHDATE - 8/20
WHERE YOU LIVE - TEXAS
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - yes, lol
ANNIVERSARY - Feb. 14th
KIDS - Yes, beautiful daughter, will be 6 on Tuesday
PETS - Yes, a Dog, a Cat, 9 fish, and a hermit crab
OCCUPATION - General Manager for Hotel
STARTING WEIGHT - too much, around 315
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - calorie counting and exersize
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - walking, playing with my kid, swimming, I really want an eliptical, when I was going to the gym I LOVED it!!
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Donuts, pastries of any kind really, and cookies
FAV.BOOK(S) - I LOVE to read, I am a bookworm, I like the new age stuff, I love anything by Janet Evonovich
FAV. MOVIE(S) - The Notebook, My husband got me into the Marvel Movies, I love romantic comedies, and chick movies, I love Pretty Woman, and Hope Floats, Sweet Home Alabama, etc.
FAV. SONG(S) - too many to list ... Musically I like a little of everything
FAV. QUOTE - "Love is not blind, it sees more, because it sees more it chooses to see less" and "Love is patient, Love is Kind. It does not envy. It does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. Love NEVER FAILS!"
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME -I've been overweight all my life. In college I worked at Walmart. I had this one coworker who always said I looked like a Barbie. I always told her more of a politically correct one. When I went to get me a yahoo name Barbie was taken so I changed the "ie" to a "y." 43 was the jersey number of the guy I had a crush on in high school & it's stuck as a favorite number ever since.
REAL NAME - Dawnyal—pronounced don-yell
BIRTHDATE -June 20
WHERE YOU LIVE -Oklahoma
SIGNIFICANT OTHER -Jeff
ANNIVERSARY - June 21, 2002
KIDS -one daughter, two sons, and a step son
PETS -3 dogs
OCCUPATION -Newspaper production
STARTING WEIGHT -Highest 344, started this time at 313
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING -None. Just to eat less, move more
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - I think it would be easier to name foods I don't like—mushrooms is all I can think of right now.
FAV.BOOK(S) - Like murder mysteries
FAV. MOVIE(S) -Most 80s high school love stories
FAV. SONG(S) -80s music
FAV. QUOTE -“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head”—Ann Landers
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU -As you can see by my join date, I've been here a while. When I joined that was the first time in my adult life I'd ever tried to diet. I may have been away from here for about three years but I haven't given up yet.
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - I have made a change, not just to lose weight or diet, but for the rest of my life.
REAL NAME - Donna Cooper
AGE - 55
BIRTHDATE - 6/26/1956
WHERE YOU LIVE - Foothills of East Tennessee (beautiful!)
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Michael Cooper
ANNIVERSARY - 5/21/1988
KIDS - 2 - Daughter Janeen is 22; Son Jonathan is 11
PETS - rescued Ragdoll cat: Drew (Raggedy Andy...Andrew...Drew) and a rescue Corgi/Pom/Sheltie mix: Reese PBC.
OCCUPATION - Author and Parent Liaison for families with special needs children (autism)
STARTING WEIGHT - 318
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - Counting Calories - tracking every bite on "MyPlate"
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - ha! I'm not even going to dignify that with a response
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Coca-cola
FAV.BOOK(S) - Bible, Jesus Calling, Give Him the Whale, You're really going to love this Kid, anything written by Janette Oke, Beverly Lewis and Nicholas Sparks
FAV. MOVIE(S) -The Sound of Music, The Notebook, While You Were Sleeping, Horse Whisperer, Simon Birch
FAV. SONG(S) - Anything by Hillsong; Shout to the Lord, Untitled Hymn, Mary Did You Know?, Draw Me Close to You
FAV. QUOTE - "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us." Eph 3: 20
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I have the best job in the world. I'm a Mom of a precious boy, who happens to have autism. We've seen God do miracles in his life. I love the Lord, and know He is in control. On 8/17/2011, after months of testing, I had a heart cath and stent because of a 95% blockage. I could have had an MI. My little guy still needs me around, so I've done a 180 on life style. Going to do all I can do to stick around for a while. Grateful for the support here.
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SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - I've been using that since my husband and I had our first child (son's name is Connor, my name is Dani and hubby's name is Chris ... condanchri)
REAL NAME - Dani (Danielle)
AGE - 43
BIRTHDATE - Sept 20
WHERE YOU LIVE - Western Washington State
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Married to Chris
ANNIVERSARY - April 22, 2000
KIDS - 3: Connor (10, almost 11!!), Logan (8) and Madeline (7)
PETS - 2 German Shepherd dogs, 1 stealthy hunting cat and 1 Beta fish
OCCUPATION - domestic goddess, homeschooling mom and future RN
STARTING WEIGHT - 356 lbs.
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - I have been doing Ideal Protein, on and off, for the past 6 months. I don't think I have the required will-power for it to work consistently for me (especially considering the money I have blown on it, thus far). I have found it to be extremely restrictive, and I subconsciously fight restriction. I am seriously considering trying Jenny Craig (tried it once, 16+ yrs. ago, and felt really healthy on it). My health insurance gives me a discount on the program, so I may try it for a month and see how it goes.
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - Zumba!!! However, at my present weight (and age), I definitely feel the pain in my knees. I know it will get better when my weight goes down, but it hurts right now. I Zumba 3x per week, hoping to work up to 4x per week. Despite my size, my instructors are hoping I will eventually go through instructor training, so I must be doing something right!
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Hmmmmm. Anything deemed "forbidden" in my tremendously warped "diet" mindset: carbs and sweets usually.
FAV.BOOK(S) - "Juliet" by Anne Fortier - I want to move to Italy!!!
FAV. SONG(S) - Price Tag, by Jessie J, LOT'S of others...
FAV. QUOTE - "No one is perfect, that's why pencils have erasers." - Anonymous
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I am definitely someone who has, unfortunately, had to deal with "diets" and "loosing weight" thinking since I was just 13 years old. My mom had me on Tab and other diet drinks early on, and 800 calorie diets while in my early years of high school. I somehow grew away from all that, became a flight attendant, and married my true love (miraculously!). However, I find that I fight the same demons I used to, and I now have a loving daughter (now 7 yrs old) who I am SO careful does not follow in my footsteps. My mantra is: HEALTHY EATING!! EXERCISE!! I so want to get back to a healthy body for myself, to be a role model to my daughter. It is good to have a motivator that is outside of myself.
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - Luna's been my nickname around the internet and beyond for almost a decade. The "lore" part was added to various user names as like, tales or stories. So Luna Tales.
REAL NAME - Marie, but I much prefer Luna.
AGE - 32
BIRTHDATE - July 27
WHERE YOU LIVE - Northern Virginia
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - N/A
ANNIVERSARY - N/A
KIDS - N/A
PETS - N/A
OCCUPATION -Barista at Starbucks
STARTING WEIGHT - 366
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - In January, I'm starting a program through my church called "Losing to Live" (which you can Google to learn more about). Until then, I'm counting calories, walking 3 - 4 times a week and tracking my progress on MyFitnessPal.
FAV. EXERCISE(S) -Walking, obviously.
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Oh man, anything sweet or with chocolate.
FAV.BOOK(S) - Gone With the Wind, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter series, Twilight series, America the Book, Unlikely Disciple
FAV. MOVIE(S) - Deathly Hallows Part 2, Return of the King, all of the Matrix movies, Saved!, Love Actually, Gone With the Wind
FAV. SONG(S) - Help! by the Beatles, Cover Me by Bruce Springsteen, Head Over Heels by Tears for Fears, A View to a Kill by Duran Duran
FAV. QUOTE - "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'" - from The Shawshank Redemption and "It's hard losing weight. It's hard being fat. Pick your hard." - from someone on a WW message board.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - This is probably the fourth serious attempt in the past 5 years I've made at losing weight.The last 4 times, I did lose weight, but I gained it all back plus more. I can't keep doing this! I'm really trying to look at the big, long term picture this time around.
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - Im a Night owl and my name is Katt lol
REAL NAME - Well everyone calls me Katt (and has done for the last 22 years lol), but my real name is Sarah Jane
AGE - 39
BIRTHDATE - 25 April
WHERE YOU LIVE - New Zealand
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - My darling Scooterman (Richard)
ANNIVERSARY - 21 December
KIDS - 1 - daughter Ashleigh Heather Rose, she will be 21 in August. Also have 2 grandkids - Silas Prebble Blue (2 in April) and Zoey-Rose Heather (1 in Oct).
PETS - 4 dogs .. when put together would be one big one lol. Oldest is Gizmo my long-haired chihuahua, then Baer her daughter (chi/daschund), Baers boyfriend Pepa (chi/papillion) and their daughter Teagan (chi/pap/hund). They are our babies.
OCCUPATION - Assistant Manager at Silvermoon (Pandora!!!)
STARTING WEIGHT - Original starting weight was 380lb, but left the weight loss track for a couple of years .. so Friday 3 Feb had weight of 301lb
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - A replacement shake for breakfast (as I cant face eating first thing in the morning), no particular plan though .. low fat ... cutting down sugar ...
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - None lol .. but I am starting at the gym on Friday for my first session .. also I did enjoy my Dancing with Richard Simmons dvd .. will have to find where its been put since I moved!
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Has to be chocolate .. I can have it again some day .. when I learn to stop before the whole bar is gone lol
FAV.BOOK(S) - Crime - Patricia Cornwall, James Patterson etc
FAV. MOVIE(S) - Any that make me laugh, musicals, some of the RomCom ones ..
FAV. SONG(S) - Too many .. love most genres though
FAV. QUOTE - Anything is possible.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - Its a long journey Im undertaking and enjoy meeting others on the way.
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - It has been my nickname for quite a while. Fire (without the attitude... lol) can be your best friend or your worst nightmare, it all depends on how you treat and tend to it.
REAL NAME - Vikki
AGE - 41
WHERE YOU LIVE - Ohio
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Doug
ANNIVERSARY - Oct
KIDS - 1 step-daughter grown and on her own
PETS - 2 dogs; Punkin (5yr) & RiverTank (2yr)
OCCUPATION - accounting
STARTING WEIGHT - 325
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - Running agility with my dogs.
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Chocolate & Pizza
FAV.BOOK(S) - Anne McCaffrey's Pern series
FAV. MOVIE(S) - Too many to list
FAV. QUOTE - BE WHO YOU ARE AND SAY WHAT YOU FEEL, BECAUSE THOSE WHO MIND DON'T MATTER AND THOSE WHO MATTER DON'T MIND.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - I am very active in akita rescue and canine agility. My pets are a very big part of my life!