Pets: Boyfriend has a dog that likes me more now, daughter has a dog and a bird that I get to take care of.
Hobbies/Interests: Recently started enjoying bowling.
Height: 5'4" used to be 5'5" but think I have already started shrinking
Eye/Hair Color: Hazel eyes/dishwater blonde hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Started again on 1/2/2009
Starting Weight: 213 pounds
Goal Weight: Hopefully 150 pounds
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating smaller portions
Following any specific plan: Metabolic Research Center
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I get to go to Jamaica when I get happy with my weight.
Anything else you would like to share with us: My boyfriend has been very supportive and excited about what I am doing. Having that support is helping more than anything. That and finding this amazing website so I can see how everyone else is doing!
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:January 10. 2009
Goal Weight: 130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating when I'm tired and having a slow metabolism that seems to get slower with age.
Following any specific plan:No, trying to cut out the fats and sugar.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I've fought this battle since high school and have been successful until I had a hysterectomy. In the past 3 years I've put on 15 pounds. I'm really scared I will continue to gain weight. This is the heaviest I've been since my pregnancies.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Chinese Buffets, LOL!! My family loves to eat at them so that will be hard but I know blowing it once in awhile is ok. I am also hypothyroid so that is a hurdle too but my TSH is in the normal range now so I think that should help.
Following any specific plan:Eating healthy foods and exercise, especially running.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Have decided it is a life change and not a "diet". Also since I turned 40 I want to eat like I am 40, not like a kid like I normally would.
Anything else you would like to share with us:Love this site!!!
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Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 1, 2009
Starting Weight: 270
Goal Weight: 180
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: laziness
Following any specific plan: No, low calorie, low fat
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It's has been a long time between, biggest difference I guess is Im alot older
Anything else you would like to share with us: Iam just praying for the patience to get thru this, Im one of those people who like quick results and I know that this is not something that will happen over night. I am very happy that I found 3 Fat Chicks.
Children/Ages: 1 son (will be 25 tomorrow) 1 wonderful DIL and 1 grandbaby who will be 1 on the 24th
Occupation: I have not had a "paid" job in many years, I guess that makes me retired.
Pets: 5 dogs (1 therapy dog and 1 in training) & 1 cat (all rescues)
Hobbies/Interests: GeoCaching, Vegas, 4-Wheelin & Dog Training
Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown (OK lots of grey but I color)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 15, 2008
Starting Weight: 186
Goal Weight: 125
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Have not come across one this time. I don't know why but this time really is different. I've been OP four weeks now without a problem. I guess because it's about getting healthy this time NOT losing weight.
Following any specific plan: Calories below 1400 (25F/35C/40P) and exercise 5-7 days per week. NOTHING is off limits as long as I am below my 1400. I will say that since being OP I feel I have made very good choices.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm a grandma now and I want to be here to watch him grow up. My father (46) never met my son and my mother (58) died when he was 11.
Anything else you would like to share with us: After only 28 days I feel FABULOUS!!!
__________________ It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.
Sir Winston Churchill
Occupation: Windows Administrator (currently unemployed)
Pets: Dog named Roxy, rabbit named Riley, 2 dwarf hamsters both named PIG & a parakeet who's so nasty he doesnt have a name
Hobbies/Interests: I play video/computer games in my spare time.
Eye/Hair Color: Blonde hair / Hazel eyes
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 3, 2009 (was not a NY resolution)
Starting Weight: 237
Goal Weight: 150ish
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: learning to share the fridge with my kids. They are super active sport-playing fanatics. They NEED high carb foods. With only one paycheck coming in the house it's difficult to shop for them and me.
Following any specific plan: WW online
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my first attempt at losing weight. I hadnt even realized that I'd gained so much weight until I lost my job and had to go shopping for interview clothes.
Anything else you would like to share with us: My weight loss journey has some physical obsticles attached to it. Maybe not so much obsticles as they are speed bumps The details are in my blog if interested. http://3fatchicks.com/diet-blogs/twice/about/ I'm calling them speed bumps because they're there to remind me to go slow because I can easily hurt myself if I overdo things.
I am very happy to have found this site and looking forward to getting to know everybody here better. There are some truly inspiring stories on these cyberpages.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I guess today, if I can get back on the wagon
Starting Weight: 199 this time last year, 195 right now
Goal Weight: 130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: so busy. No time to properly cook, clean, or care for anything.
Following any specific plan: calorie counting
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: not sure
Anything else you would like to share with us: for me, the problem is maintaining -- when I'm motivated, I work out hard and eat well, but when I can't seem to maintain. People who say things become habits after three weeks have never studied me. After months of eating right and working out, I can snap back into overeating overnight easily. That's the habit that never dies.
Marital Status: 42, never married, been on 50 first dates **grins**
Occupation: Varied, depends on what I am involved in or which contracts I find. Currently bartender, cashier, waitress, professional multi-tasker in a small family owned restaurant. Previous - social research assistant, photography/graphics work, used books and antiques shop keeper, all aspects of the hospitality industry.
Pets: 2 cats, 3 tanks of goldfish, 1 Betta fish
Hobbies/Interests: sewing and revamping old clothes, photography, books/reading, information, music, anti-violence work, spirituality, weight lifting, re-crafting old jewelry, making mosaics from old dishes (not done in a couple of years though), adore travel
Height: 5'2.5", maybe 5'3" now
Eye/Hair Color: gray blue, dark chocolate/deep auburn depending on which dye I am using at the time
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2008
Starting Weight: Somewhere between 181 and 183, depending on how honest I was being with myself. May have even been 185. Currently moving between 145 - 149.
Goal Weight: 135
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Continuing on with the gym and eating healthy once I start to look good again. Motivation starts to slide once I am happy. I am trying to learn to maintain this time - this is the second time I have removed 30+ lbs. Right now, I am facing that last 10 - 15 lbs weight removal segment. I need resolution more than ever right now.
Following any specific plan: Clean, healthy eating combined with weight lifting and yoga. No wheat, almost no sugar. Track food on fitday.com and measure myself on a regular basis for motivation.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time, I am coming at it the same way I quit smoking - there is no other option beyond my final goal. As well, I want this to be for life, not for a year or two. I spent most of my life slim, and want to spend my aging years looking as best as I can. I feel better carrying less weight, have more confidence and know that, while I cannot control that which happens outside of me, I can control what I eat, how I exercise, and what I look like. It is up to me, no one else will do this for me, and I am worth it.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I believe that people are amazing. We can do anything we set our minds to, we just have to set a goal and believe. Swallow your dreams whole, live them as if they are real, and they *will* be real because they are already happening.