First name: Marilyn
Geographical location: SF Bay Area, CA
Marital Status: living with boyfriend
Pets: none yet
Hobbies/Interests: cooking, running (I did my first 5k three weeks ago!), travel
Height: 5' 3.5"
Eye/Hair Color: brown / brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8/1/2011
Starting Weight: 197
Present Weight: 185
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my own fear of success
Following any specific plan: calorie counting at 1200 / 1400 (trading off every two weeks) and working out for an hour 5x week
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I can say that I hit an emotional rock bottom that really kicked me into gear. I do not love food as much as I love myself. That's what I tell myself. I have accepted my addiction to food and I am working with it this time, instead of against it.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I like many people have yo-yo-ed a lot in my life and I just want to do this and keep it off for good this time. I accept that making these life changes will have to be a forever thing.