DATE: 16 March 12
USERNAME/REAL NAME: AlmostMe
BIRTHDAY: late May
MARITAL STATUS: married, but wishing I weren't!
SPOUSE’S NAME: %^&*$@X
CHILDREN/AGES: 1 boy, 4
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, music, going out, museums, galleries, photography
PETS: 1 fab cat
TOP WEIGHT: not sure but maybe 30 pounds more than now?
CURRENT WEIGHT: 227
GOAL WEIGHT: 150... but fit, ya know.
HEIGHT: 5 ft 5 in
EYE COLOR: green
HAIR COLOR: light brown (really dark brown with gray!)
OCCUPATION: unemployed - and need to refocus. Got tons of skills though
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: London
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Stress eating, boredom eating - getting too depressed to exercise, sometimes smoking as well. Currently not smoking - thank goodness!
In the past I have been an obsessive calorie counter - it wasn't good. I starved myself. Trying a more balanced, slower approach this time.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I want to be fit and have fun and be single again and date. I have been unhappy for so long and depressed because I've been unhappy in my marriage. I want to play one season of rugby - just to give it a try. (I won't be at my goal weight, don't really care what I weigh in the autumn when I start - just want to be so much fitter so I can play and firmly out of plus size clothes). And I want to be able to run after my crazy son.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU: I'm American but live in the UK. I just started Bikram yoga - 2 weeks ago. Amazing. Not sure if I'm losing any weight (I'm resolved to weigh once a month only!) - but it's helping me with an injury and I feel pretty great.