USERNAME/REAL NAME: mizzie
MARITAL STATUS: happily married for 2 1/2 years (although we've been together for over 12 years)
SPOUSE’S NAME: Josh
CHILDREN/AGES: Chloe, aged 8
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, camping, travel, outdoors, animals, learning about different cultures, sewing, scuba diving, ummm.... there's more, I know it
PETS: Ginny, 5 yo cat and some fish
TOP WEIGHT: 219.8
CURRENT WEIGHT: 198
GOAL WEIGHT: below 150
EYE COLOR: hazel
HAIR COLOR: dark blond
OCCUPATION: office manager at a chiropractic clinic (yes, I get free chiropractic care when it's slow... and it's wonderful!)
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: west-central Minnesota, USA
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WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Well, my biggest issue is getting started again. I did this two years ago and got down to 153... then gave up. I hit a major plateau and didn't really lose for over a month. I thought I'd try eating at maintenance for a week or two, that lead to eating more and more, and the weeks stretched to months, then a year. Which all ended in gaining 45 pounds back. So... my biggest issue is that I stopped last time and it's been very, very hard to start again.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm very embarrassed that I gained so much back and I'm really hoping that I can show people that it was just a slip and I can still do this.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Like I said, this is my second real (not counting the countless times of "dieting" for one day then quitting) attempt at this. Also, it's been the plan from the start that once I reach my goal of being under 150 (in the healthy BMI range, iow) I get to take scuba lessons. My goal is to reach that soon enough so I can take them this summer. That means I have to lose ~50 pounds in 7 months tops. Do-able, but it'll be close.
Last edited by mizzie; 01-04-2012 at 10:41 AM.