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First name: Mary
Geographical Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast. I'm originally from the Northeast and have lived here about 3 years (post Katrina)
Marital Status: single
Pets: 2 dogs
Hobbies/Interests: my dogs, video games (this is a new one for me), cooking, reading, yoga
Height: 5' 4"
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Dirty Blonde
Starting Date of Weight Loss Journey: This time.......9/15/2009
Starting Weight: 244
Goal Weight: 150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Believing I could actually do it and mastering meal planning.
Following any specific plan: Sonoma/Mediterranean
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have successfully lost large amounts of weight in the past only to regain it. I understand the mechanics of how to do this very well. There are some psychological things I haven't paid attention to and I'm working on those. I've also hired a private weight loss coach at least for a couple months to help me iron out some of my issues.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Despite what I do for a living, I come from very humble beginnings and have never forgotten where I came from.