Well, it's been a million years. ****, I don't even remember what my old 3FC name was, so I guess I AM reinventing myself!
MARITAL STATUS: Blissfully divorced
TOP WEIGHT: 259 (been 219'ish for 2 years now)
GOAL WEIGHT: 150'ish (whatever looks good AND I can maintain)
EYE COLOR: Green
HAIR COLOR: Red
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, music, movies, scrapbooking, ghost hunting, world religions, history
PETS: 3 cats (2 are polydactyl and I've got to watch them! Damn opposable thumbs!)
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Middle of nowhere Oregon
FAVORITE COLOR: Earth tones (can't pick just one)
FAVORITE FOODS: Yes (that's how I got here!)
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Walking, eliptical
FAVORITE BOOK(S): Southern Vampire Mysteries, Twilight series, Circle of Five series, Harry Potter series, Pride & Prejudice, etc. Too many to list.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Pride & Prejudice, Young Victoria, Elizabeth (see a pattern here? Love me a period movie!)
FAVORITE TV SHOW(S): Ghost Hunters, Glee, The Family Guy (snort!) and can't miss 49er football
FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Depends on my mood - Stone Temple Pilots, Paramore, really, almost everything from Bach to Rob Zombie.
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I have "just one last time" syndrome - the "last time" never happens and the unhealthy eating goes on, and on, and on....
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: September started a HUGE inner discovery period in my life. I know how to lose weight, so I've been realizing/learning why I keep regaining it.
WEIGHT LOSS PLAN: Rejoining WW, but I'm an ex-leader so it's tough to listen to what I pitched for so long. I know the plan works, if I can just get past the saccharine cheerleading...
PIERCINGS: Ears and traguses (tragi?)
TATTOOS: Sun/moon on upper back, Capricorn constellation on shoulder
Looking forward to getting to (re)know everyone!
FAVORITE BOOK(S): Crime and thriller novels, especially Stephen Leather. I also enjoy action novels like Chris Ryan and Andy McNabb.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Boondock Saints.
FAVORITE TV SHOW(S): Metalocolypse, Black Books, IT Crowd, Family Guy, Rush, Burn Notice
FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Hardcore punk. Have Heart, Verse, Ruiner, Bane, Champion, Hatebreed, Defeater, The Effort. Locally I love Break Even, Carpathian, 50 Lions, Confession, Deez Nuts, Amity Affliction, Craterface, Sex Wizard, Infiltrator.
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Too many alcohol calories, too much fast food, binge eating on junk food.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
An actual interest in doing it for myself this time, as opposed to working out because someone told me I was fat/hinted that I was unfit. Also dislocated my knee for the third time and am hoping that if I can manage to loose some weight I can get back in the mosh pit sooner!
WEIGHT LOSS PLAN: Counting calories, being strict! Also going to exercise 45min a day minimum and have just brought Charlean Extreme, and I will go at least 90 days!
PIERCINGS: Ears. Although I didn't want them and am waiting for them to close over.
TATTOOS: Have Heart tattoo on my right list. It's my avatar, and it's AMAZING.
TOP WEIGHT: 270 (might have been 278, but I'm not sure...)
CURRENT WEIGHT: no idea! I kind of wish I had a scale...
GOAL WEIGHT: 150lbs
EYE COLOR: hazel (or somewhere between brown and green)
HAIR COLOR: brown
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Opera, theatre, film, all genres of music, history, Jim Henson, Orson Welles, Bollywood, lit, travel, everything...
PETS: My parents have a Bichon Frise (Toby) and a Bichon/Yorkie mix (Molly), but maybe those count more as siblings... I have a human sibling too.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Ireland, at the moment - the DC metropolitan area more frequently.
FAVORITE COLOR: Red
FAVORITE FOODS: All of them?! Foodie food.
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Elliptical (and a run through the weight machines). I'm REALLY looking forward to not being too embarrassed to swim. That's my real favorite.
FAVORITE BOOK(S): A Christmas Carol (and Dickens in general), Terry Pratchett, Salman Rushdie, ...The Fountainhead..., Franny and Zooey, my book of Gil Elvgren pin-up art, Cyrano de Bergerac
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Brazil (loooove Terry Gilliam), City Lights (same for Chaplin), Edward Scissorhands (I loved Burton until Alice in Wonderland), Orson Welles, the Muppet Movies (and Labyrinth/Dark Crystal), The Red Shoes, Devdas, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi... This list could go on forever.
FAVORITE TV SHOW(S): Dinosaurs, House, Community, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Good Eats, Jane Eyre (2006), Little Dorrit (2008), Nicholas Nickelby (1999)
FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Queen, The Beatles, Oingo Boingo, Kurt Weill, Gershwin, Mozart (operas), Beethoven, pretty much all Russian and Scandinavian/Baltic composers, Philip Glass (in spite of myself), Damon Albarn/Jamie Hewlett, Kate Bush, rock opera... Could also go on forever.
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Follow-through! I tend to get sidetracked or start making exceptions. Self-discipline.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I finally understand (for real) that the way I am eating now (about 1500 carefully recorded calories) is the way I have to eat for the rest of my life.
WEIGHT LOSS PLAN: 1500 calories/day (and eat back calories burned exercising), meticulous food-journalling, eat better.
RELIGION: Agnostic, but raised Catholic. Secular Humanist? I like the Carl Jung/Joseph Campbell perspective.
POLITICS: Moderate liberal?
PIERCINGS: 2 in each earlobe, one cartilage (right ear).
TATTOOS: I'm never convinced I'll like the designs I like for the rest of my life... and they're expensive! I like henna.
MARITAL STATUS: With a lovely woman for two years as of last week
TOP WEIGHT: 250
CURRENT WEIGHT: 198
GOAL WEIGHT: 160 ish
EYE COLOR: Blue gray
HAIR COLOR: Currently very blonde
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: a lot. I enjoy researching ancient religion, being with friends, playing my clarinet, reading, painting, writing, video games, knitting, cleaning, cuddling, being with my animals, tons of other things.
PETS: 2 dogs and 1 cat that live with me. A chihuahua/poodle/terrier mix, Bear (7 years), a terrier/chihuahua mix, Puppy (~2 years), and Faith.
Plus a sheepdog, Roux and an old mutt, Jim that live elsewhere.
OCCUPATION: Looking for a job.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: West Texas. Moving to North Texas for college in the fall.
FAVORITE COLOR: Anything but yellow or brown.
FAVORITE FOODS: Asian?
FAVORITE EXERCISE: I enjoy moving around.
FAVORITE BOOK(S): Yes.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Too many, but to name a few, Cinderella, Grease, and Maria Full of Grace.
FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Really, everything but country.
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I don't lose weight easily. This makes me depressed and discouraged.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I want to do it for me.
WEIGHT LOSS PLAN: Eating healthier, working out more.
RELIGION: Eclectic buddhist.
POLITICS: Not interested, but we should all have basic human rights.
PIERCINGS: 4x ears, septum
TATTOOS: None yet. In the planning stage for two, as well as a skin peeling.
MARITAL STATUS: engaged to the most amazing man ever. getting married Oct. 16th woohoo
TOP WEIGHT: Highest ever was 264..when i joined 252
CURRENT WEIGHT: 237
GOAL WEIGHT: 160
EYE COLOR: blue
HAIR COLOR: natural - brown, colored - dark plum
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: music, music, music.
PETS: 2 cats names are Potter and Weasley, 1 dog named Biscuit
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Mooresville, NC
FAVORITE COLOR: black, purple, pink, lime green
FAVORITE FOODS: Spaghetti
FAVORITE EXERCISE: walking, jogging while listening to music
FAVORITE BOOK(S): Sookie Stackhouse books, Harry Potter, anything that can keep my interest for more than a chapter at a time.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): waaaayyyy to many to name
FAVORITE TV SHOW(S): Spartacus, Dexter, Weeds, Simpsons. i love tv. lol im glad we dont have it, i'd never be get time to do anything. so we watch everything on dvd and streaming on netflix.
FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: I love music...let me tell you what i dont like. Folk, Bluegrass, most country.
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:motivation
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: joining the weightloss clinic
WEIGHT LOSS PLAN: calorie counting
RELIGION: Learned in school its best not to say.
POLITICS: Ditto from religion
PIERCINGS: both sides of my nose,
TATTOOS: full sleeve on left arm. one on each thigh, right upper arm has 5, 1 on my right forearm, 1 behind my ear
My Mini Goal:
My Ultimate Goal:
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TOP WEIGHT: My highest was 198, but I wouldn't be surprised if I actually weighed 200 at some point.
CURRENT WEIGHT: 154
GOAL WEIGHT: 135
EYE COLOR: Dark brown
HAIR COLOR: Naturally dark brown, Dyed kind of light brown.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Music, photography, cosmetology, harry potter
PETS: 1 kitty named TJ, but he has soooo many nicknames I rarely call him TJ!
FAVORITE COLOR: Purple, pretty much anything neon, and rainbows :]
FAVORITE FOODS: Spaghetti
FAVORITE EXERCISE: I don't particularly have a favorite :P
FAVORITE BOOK(S): Harry Potter series, Blue Bloods series...I'm not a big reader.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, Titanic, Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, I Am Legend, Avatar, Where The Wild Things Are, Saw II, Meet The Hamiltons, Cloverfield, Urban Legend, Mirrors
FAVORITE TV SHOW(S): Pretty much anything on TLC!
FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: Fall Out Boy, The Used, My Chemical Romance, Panic at the Disco, Avenged Sevenfold, Hollywood Undead, AFI, Classic Case, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dance Gavin Dance, Porcelaine and the Tramps, Marilyn Manson, William Control
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Laziness
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm more motivated and determined.
WEIGHT LOSS PLAN: Counting calories, exercising better
FAVORITE FOODS: I'm a huge fan of fruit smoothies. And tomato soup. But not together.
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Running and yoga, which I should really start doing again. I love strength training (most of the time)
FAVORITE BOOK(S): Way too many. Lately I have been switching back and forth between Gimme Something Better and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry because I don't seem to have the attention span for a novel right now.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Where to begin! Right now I would say Boondock Saints. But I watched it recently. Next week it will be something else.
FAVORITE TV SHOW(S): I guess The Shield and House. A "new" favorite might be Dead Like Me. I need to watch a few more episodes to decide
FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: It varies. The ones in the regular rotation are Social Distortion, The Living End, and Flogging Molly. Currently it's non-stop Joan Jett to keep my daughter happy!
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Emotional eating. That and making time for everything BUT me
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Knowing that I've done it before, so I can do it again! That, and just some internal dialogues lately, re-evaluating my priorities and realizing that for my sake and my kids sake, I need to take better care of myself
WEIGHT LOSS PLAN: Calorie counting, and trying to find a routine I can stick to
RELIGION: I honestly have no idea. Our kids are in Catholic schools, and we occasionally attend Mass (have to put in an appearance now and then to keep their scholarships). It's been a long time since I knew what I believed
POLITICS: I know it when I see it!
PIERCINGS: Just the ears.
TATTOOS: Three right now. My back, shoulder, and wrist. Planning on at least two more, but I need a good reason to justify the cost!
Favourite Movie(s): American History X, Good Will Hunting
Favourite TV Show(s): The Daily Show, South Park
Favourite Band/Music: At the moment, Elliott Smith
Problem in Weight Loss: The occasional binge.
Difference this time that will make you successful: I decided to do this and I'm doing it.
Weight Loss Plan: Low carb, exercise
HAIR COLOR: Depends, naturally brown- Currently Ruby Fusion.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Movies, Reading, Drawing, Tattooing, Going to the Mountains, specifically Glacier Park, spending time with my girls 3 and 4.
PETS: recently discovered that my youngest is allergic to dogs, so I had to say goodbye to my little man, Sarge. He was an adorable 5lb black and white chihuahua. He's with my ex, so I know he's fine, I just miss him. Crazy, I've had pets my whole life. It's weird not to.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Montana
FAVORITE COLOR: Hot Pink with sparkles
FAVORITE FOODS: Chocolate, icecream, and pretty much everything with sugar in it.
FAVORITE EXERCISE:I've heard of it, yes.
FAVORITE BOOK(S): The Shining, Tommknockers, and The Running Man by Stephen King, Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon sp?,Various Smut novels-Teresa Medeiros did some really cute ones, total brain candy.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): There are many I love, so I'll just list the ones I tend to watch over and over again: Feel good and make you think movies: GoodWill Hunting, Stand and Deliver, Dangerous Minds, Rudy, Men of Honor, The Shawshank Redemption. Pure enjoyment: The Princess Bride, Highlander-the original, Lady Hawk, You've Got Mail, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, They are doing a great job with the Harry Potter series, can't wait to see how they'll handle the end, Sorry ladies, Twilight just makes me feel old. It does transport me back to my teens tho and I have to say that if I were a teen, I would swoon. Who wouldn't? Just make the heroine a little more volumptuous and the guys hopelessly drawn to her soft feminine curves while the mortals remain clueless.
FAVORITE TV SHOW(S): Next Food Network Star, Next Design Star, House
FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC:Kinda Mixed here, but I'd have to go with the Eagles for mellow moods, and Rob Zombie for more amped up moods.
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Food is my drug. I've looked at stories of drug addiction and I don't see a difference except that my addiciton is legal and not only readily accessible at all times, but is being hawked in all forms of media and is for sale on every street corner.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I found this website and forum. I've joined the Halloween Challenge, and it's already made me make better choices because I want to be able to post progress. I'm down 4 lbs so far and the goal pics and success stories on 3FC make me feel like I can do this. Also, I want to be fit by 40.
WEIGHT LOSS PLAN: LA Weightloss really kind of put it into perspective for me. It's simple to follow and if you eat everything it keeps you full. I know it sounds weird, but it's true. I also never really got that 8 glasses of water a day was actually 8 8oz glasses, one 20 oz and you've already gotten two down. Duh, right? The program was a total money machine, and the centers have mostly all closed down, but I still have my info and LA to your door can deliver the bars. I am just using protien bars for now.
RELIGION: I believe I'm not alone. I believe in a higher power, and I call it God for lack of a better term. I do not think the Bible should be taken literally and I know that people have perverted every religion for their own means and don't think that Christianity is an exception. I just know what feels like truth to me, and most religions share a common thread of treating others well and trying to be the best person you can be. I think you get back what you put out, so yes I do believe Karma is real too.
POLITICS: Dissappointed mostly. I can't believe how self-serving all politicians seem to be. Of the two, I'd say Democrat...but there are good and bad people on both sides. I hate that so many people let others do their thinking for them. I can't believe the things people have accepted as truth. It's scary to hear everyone repeating the same phrases that they've heard on TV. Brainwashing anyone?
PIERCINGS: Nose, three in each ear, and navel.
TATTOOS: Lots and lots, but no real coverage yet (sleeves, backpiece- No) I like floral and nature and so mine are nature inspired.