Real name: Lori
Geographical location: McKeesport, PA (13 miles SE of Pittsburgh)
Marital Status: Single and love it!
Occupation: Plus Size Model/Actress/Freelance Journalist
Pets: Two domestic shorthair cats that I took in as strays: Tigger, age 5, a Bengal/Ocicat/tabby mix, and Noah, 3, an orange/white tabby. They even have their own website
Hobbies/Interests: Drawing and painting, theater, ballet, classical and oldies music, collecting cat-themed artifacts, TICA and CFA cat shows, volunteering at animal shelters, reading non-fiction and classic fiction works, classic movies, watching football and NASCAR
Eye/Hair Color: Dark Brown (front and sides frosted blond)/Blue
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/1/03
Starting Weight: 351
Present Weight: 329
Goal Weight: 195 (for the moment)
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Restricting the fat intake and cutting down the sugar, but I am managing
Following any specific plan: 1500 calorie plan recommended by the American Diabetes Association; I have also made an appointment with a bariatric surgeon for 8/25/03
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Finding this forum
Anything else you would like to share with us: I have more energy and my knees don't hurt as much and aren't as stiff as they were!