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Old 01-08-2009, 10:38 PM   #16
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First name: Shannon

Geographical location: Amarillo, Texas

Age: 43

Marital Status: Living with a wonderful man

Children/Ages: 1 son age 23 and 1 daughter age 11

Occupation: Construction Record Keeper

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!
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:16 AM   #17
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First name: Melodie

Geographical location: South - GA

Age: 40

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: 15 - son; 11 - daughter

Occupation: Nurse

Pets: 3 dogs and 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: Reading and cooking

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Auburn

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/1/09

Starting Weight: 225

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: health issues

Following any specific plan: Counting calories and gym

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Family is supporting

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:54 PM   #18
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First name:Shauna

Geographical location:Idaho

Age:48

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:3 boys 24/20/15

Occupationeacher

Pets:1 dog, 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests:Reading, Gardening

Height:5'6"

Eye/Hair Color:blue/light brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:January 10. 2009

Starting Weight:140

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.

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Old 01-11-2009, 04:28 PM   #19
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First name:Susan

Geographical location:Michigan-USA

Age:40

Marital Status:Married-19 years

Children/Ages:Son-12 Daughter-11

Occupation:Mom

Pets: Dogs, Birds, Rabbits, Tortoises, Fish, Frogs

Hobbies/Interests:Showing Rabbits, Breeding Birds, Computer Stuff, Reading

Height:5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Dark Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Mid-November

Starting Weight:149

Goal Weight:115 or so

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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Old 01-11-2009, 08:02 PM   #20
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First name: Jade

Geographical location: Maryland

Age: 46

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Personnel Asst.

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, learning how to knit

Height: 5ft 8 in

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

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.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:27 PM   #21
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Location: High Desert of California
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First name: Cindy

Geographical location: High Desert of California

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married

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

Height: 5'3"

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!!!
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:37 PM   #22
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First name: Sharon

Geographical location: Indiana

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: two boys ages 16 and 14 and a 9 month old daughter

Occupation: stay at home mom enjoying every minute taking care of my daughter

Pets: none...Yay!!!

Hobbies/Interests: reading, traveling

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I've been trying to lose this "baby" weight since June 2008

Starting Weight: in June of '08..189

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Its so hard to eat healthy with two teenage boys and still fixing meals they like.

Following any specific plan: trying to do Weight Watchers, going to Curves three times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: not sure...i do know that it's harder to lose the weight having a baby at 40!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I hope to find someone I can be accountable to...otherwise I don't know if I'll ever lose the weight!
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:18 PM   #23
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First name: Jacky

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 42

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Photo Lab Manager

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, card making, scrapbooking, paper quilling

Height: 5'9

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Grey (colored to brown for now)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 19, 2009

Starting Weight: 234

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Wraping my mind around the idea again.

Following any specific plan: WW on my own

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Can't answer that yet

Anything else you would like to share with us: Hope to make some new friends here that will kick my butt when I feel like quitting
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:13 PM   #24
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First name: Bev

Geographical location: New Jersey

Age: 44

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: 3 sons. 21, 17 & 12

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.

Height: 5'6"

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.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:26 PM   #25
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First name: Mary

Geographical location: CO

Age: 43

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: one boy, 11

Occupation: Civilian Support to military

Pets: not now

Hobbies/Interests: reading, sewing, needlepoint, parenting

Height: 64"

Eye/Hair Color: green/brown

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.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:02 PM   #26
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First name: Lori

Geographical location: Pacific NW, USA

Age: 40

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: boys 15 & 9

Occupation: Self-employed tax preparer/writer & full-time Anthropology/Archaeology student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: archaeology, travel, languages, homeschooling, cooking, reading, light hiking & bowling

Height: 5' nothing

Eye/Hair Color: brown/dark blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1-28-09

Starting Weight: 190

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: STRESS

Following any specific plan: managing stress, balanced diet, exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have added school and a business

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm high-strung. lol

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Old 01-30-2009, 12:30 PM   #27
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Hi Gals! Thanks for sharing your details. It is a great way to get to know the folks you are posting with.

First name: Lou

Geographical location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada

Age: 42

Marital Status: 42, never married, been on 50 first dates **grins**

Children/Ages: none

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.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:27 PM   #28
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First name: Beth

Geographical location: Anchorage, AK

Age: 42

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None, Husband has 3 all grown

Occupation: eBayer and currently remodeling our home

Pets: 1 black Lab, Max

Hobbies/Interests: remodeling, reading, shopping, collecting

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 29, 2009

Starting Weight: 228

Goal Weight: 128

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Not freaking myself out. Being consistent.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm reaching out and trying to overcome my fears.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Thanks for the site!!!!

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Old 01-31-2009, 05:06 PM   #29
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First name: Mary

Geographical location: PA

Age: 47

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 boys (19, 16) one girl (18)

Occupation: Domestic goddess

Pets: do dust bunnies count?

Hobbies/Interests: hiking, biking, reading, Photography

Height: 5'8 3/4 (I think I shrunk) I used to be 5'9

Eye/Hair Color: Blue, brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Beginning of Janurary, don't remember the exact date.

Starting Weight:189

Goal Weight: 150 .....140 in my dreams

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: changing the entire way I used to eat

Following any specific plan: CHIP

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel more motivated to loose this weight due to some very bad blood work

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am just glad to be a part of this group of chicks.. oh and don't ever miss type 3fatchicks in your browser. Yikes.. sick, sick sick web site!
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:16 PM   #30
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First name:WendyD

Geographical location:Nova Scotia, Canada

Age:45

Marital Status:MaRried

Children/Ages:2 girls, 22 and 23

Occupation:Nurse

Pets:3 cats, Marbels, Peitree and Gus

Hobbies/Interests:Crochet, reading, painting, drawing

Height:5'5"

Eye/Hair Color:Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Forever it seems

Starting Weight:160

Goal Weight:125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:I love junk food and sweets.

Following any specific plan:No

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am determined to change my eating habits and to exercise. I need to feel healthy.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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