Hobbies/Interests: Jewelry design, quilting, gardening, old house restoration
Eye/Hair Color: Green/light brown
Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: Feb. 15, 2009
Starting Weight: 163ish
Goal Weight: 133
Biggest hurdles to overcome in weight loss: I heartily dislike exercising, and I HATE getting hot.
I’m a volume eater. I don’t mind healthy food, and eat reasonably well, but I do love food. I also like wine in the evening, and my willpower to not snack usually leaves after the wine…
Also, we finally redid our kitchen and of course I want to cook in it!
Following any specific plan: Going to do Slim in 6 as soon as it arrives in the mail….walking until then. Also, Barbara Roll’s Volumetrics books are involved.
Working to keep the calories per day at 1400 and exercise 5-6 times per week.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I really hope to have friends and support through this!
Anything else you would like to share with us: Last year I started running (the first time in my life) and ate really well. After 2 ½ months, I had only lost 2 pounds. I was MORE than frustrated! Shin splints (ow) that developed after getting orthotics for plantar fasciatis from running (ow!) gave me a good excuse to quit altogether.
Now I’ve gotten so frustrated and disgusted with myself, and feel like I’ve gotten lax on many parts of my life. My discipline and commitment “ability” (yes, I know this is totally by choice) has disappeared. I want this back in ALL parts of my life.
Last edited by Bellefonte : 02-16-2010 at 12:44 PM.
Occupation: My husband and I own and operate a small sheet metal and heating business.
Hobbies/Interests: Quilting, knitting and crochet
Height: 5' 5"
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 23, 2010
Starting Weight: 173
Goal Weight: 145
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying motivated
Following any specific plan: Calorie and portion control
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I can't really say that I know the answer. I just know that I'm disgusted with myself for having gained so much weight back after I worked so hard to lose it. I have to do something to get my eating and weight under control again.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 2007?
Starting Weight: 148 lbs.
Goal Weight: About 120 lbs.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My soda habit and getting enough sleep
Following any specific plan: Nope, just eating sensibly and exercising more
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Every time I had a child, I would eat well and exercise until I lost the weight but not stick with it enough to really get into good shape. Now I am concentrating not so much on losing weight, but on getting strong and being healthy.
Anything else you would like to share with us: We can do this! :-)
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Reason: didn't finish last night
MOrning! I just started back to 3FCs yesterday. Looking forward to 'meeting' you all!!
First name: Patty
Geographical location: western NC
Marital Status: M
Children/Ages: daughter-22, son-19
Pets: none but I enjoy watching the birds!!
Hobbies/Interests: crafts, sewing, surfing the internet, knitting, crochet, reading, love learning something new.
Eye/Hair Color: hazel/blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/6/10
Starting Weight: 200
Goal Weight: 150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stress eating, can't seem to tell when I'm full, just keep stuffing it in. Giving up too quickly. Negative feelings about myself-have no confidence in myself that I can do this. And it makes me feel self concious when someone points out that I've lost weight. I also don't like the looks from guys, I'm sure some of you might find that strange but I think that is why I'm hanging the fat, cuase no one will take notice of me.
Following any specific plan: whole foods, more veggies/fruits/whole grains/lean meats
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well, I don't know. I'm still trying to figure out a plan, I've done this so many times, can't seem to lose more than 5 lbs (and that in 2 wks!!) before I get frustrated and quit. I dont' like limitations, I rebel against them. I know it will take me awhile to "get" what is right for me.
Anything else you would like to share with us: think that's all for now.
Hobbies/Interests: Training and Developing Labrador Retrievers, Riding my Bicycle, Reading, and an occasional computer game.
Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes/ A mix or red/brown hair.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/7/2010
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercise
Following any specific plan: Low calorie
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Realizing that since I hit my late 30's and now being 43 my body has changed and I need to make adjustments. I never really had a weight problem until my late 30's. I can't eat everything like I use to.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, just started Photography..always loved taking pictures..outdoor fun.
Height: 5' 6"
Eye/Hair Color: Eyes - Brown Hair- Brown ( planning on changing that soon)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today!! March 25, 2010
Starting Weight: 180
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating
Following any specific plan: Fat Smash??
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am working fulltime and i am often stressed with my schedule.
Anything else you would like to share with - when I turned 40 I went on my 1st diet and it worked great! Since then I started working and became very stressed and un-focused. I am looking forward to having more energy and feeling better on a regular basis.