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Suzanne 3FC
12-15-2008, 08:12 AM
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Age:

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Children/Ages:

Occupation:

Pets:

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Height:

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Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:

Starting Weight:

Present Weight:

Goal Weight:

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:

Following any specific plan:

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:


neeka
12-15-2008, 08:41 AM
First name: Neeka

Geographical location: varies between Europe & the US (East coast)

Age: 26

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none yet

Occupation: grad student

Pets: 2 lazy cats

Hobbies/Interests: running, yoga, reading novels, politics, reading the news, watching movies, tv series (most of all: True Blood, Lost, Gossip Girl, The West Wing), documentaries, baking cookies, cupcakes and muffins (although not recently! haha)

Height: 5 ft 4

Eye/Hair Color: blonde / blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 1st 2008

Starting Weight: 145

Present Weight: 141

Goal Weight: 116

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my sweet tooth

Following any specific plan: no, just counting calories helps a lot

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
That I'm seeing it as a challenge and that I'm not ashamed of it anymore. I've learned the hard way that crash diets don't work, so I've given myself a reasonable time frame and I'm doing it the healthy way!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Visiting this forum & reading all your stories and comments really keeps me motivated - thanks for that!

MonteCristo
12-15-2008, 08:48 AM
First name: Antonia

Geographical location: Arkansas

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single, living at home

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Accountant

Pets: N/A

Hobbies/Interests: Crochet, Movies, Books

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/4/07

Starting Weight: 220lbs

Present Weight: 165lbs

Goal Weight: 136lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I REALLY like eating!

Following any specific plan: No, just calorie counting and moderate exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It is working! J/K, I am actually exercising this time.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I don't think I would have ever made it to this point without 3FC. The amount of support here is unbelievable!


JackieRn
12-15-2008, 08:49 AM
First name: Jackie

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: RN

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: running, reading anything by Jerome Groopman, cooking, traveling, movies, music, taking random classes, public health.

Height: 5"4

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 2008

Starting Weight: 144 lbs

Present Weight: 122 lbs

Goal Weight: 118 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Consistency after I reach my goal, I've always made a plan to lose weight but never one to keep it off.

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting and Whole Food Lifestyle

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not starving myself and have allowed myself to lose the weight slowly rather than 19 in 6 weeks as I've done in the past.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love 3fc and can't wait till I can be part of the maintenance forum, that has become such a source of motivation for me.

luvja
12-15-2008, 09:07 AM
First name: Sherri

Geographical location: Ontario, Canada

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Not Yet

Occupation: Client Care Coordinator...for now. I hate my job and plan on quitting soon

Pets: 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: Travelling, Dancehall and Reggae music, Friends

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyed blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sometime in summer of 08 I started getting serious. I had lost about 20 lbs a year before.

Starting Weight: 343

Present Weight: 274

Goal Weight: 160ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Temptation! I still have issues with that

Following any specific plan: No. I've never counted a calorie in my life.... thats just NOT for me! I just eat healthy and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want it so bad this time, so bad that I won't give up

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love 3FC :)

Elwing
12-15-2008, 09:18 AM
First name: Maaike

Geographical location: Holland

Age: 22

Marital Status: As single as can be.

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Medical student

Pets: none (possibly a few mice I don't want)

Hobbies/Interests: reading, drawing, writing, herbs, cooking, baking, MMORPG's, gaming, music, playing guitar

Height: 5' 6.5'' i.e. 169 cm

Eye/Hair Color: green/brown vs brown/red (chestnut)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I believe 1 september 2008

Starting Weight: 76 kg

Present Weight: 65 kg

Goal Weight: 65 kg

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I am a big snacker when I have the occasion. People put something down in front of me, and I'll eat it. If I plan out what to eat at for example a party beforehand it goes better - a little bit. The strategy of not snacking the rest of the day, making sure I'm full and exercising more works better for me.

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I succeeded... I wanted it so bad and I was really sick of my excess weight. In my head, failure was not an option.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Thank you all so much for your support and advice. I don't think I could have done it without you. And I'll post pics soon.

wrdfrog
12-15-2008, 09:37 AM
First name: Ashley

Geographical location: East Coast, USA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: research advancement project specialist

Pets: 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: yoga, reading, writing, computer/console/tabletop rpg games, anime, swimming, martial arts, cinema

Height: 5'1

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 2008

Starting Weight: 209 lbs

Present Weight: 182.8 lbs

Goal Weight: 125 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I need to be mindful of my eating. I sometimes eat when stressed or bored, so I have to keep a watch out for that. Also, I am easily discouraged and it sometimes leads me to fall back into bad habits.

Following any specific plan: Move more, eat less and only when I am hungry is my basic plan.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm focusing more on mini goals and trying to forget that I have a larger goal so I won't get as discouraged when thinking about how far I have to go.

Anything else you would like to share with us: 3FC is really a great help. Reading about other people's struggles and successes really helps me know that I'm not alone.

PrettyPaula
12-15-2008, 09:59 AM
First name: Paula

Geographical location: Nottingham UK

Age: 24

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: none(!)

Occupation: Store Manager

Pets: 4 cats, all monsters

Hobbies/Interests: music, gigs, cookery, reading

Height: 5ft 9.5

Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes, black hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: nov 2008

Starting Weight: 216.8

Present Weight: 212.2

Goal Weight: 160-170 i think?

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being able to resist take aways, making myself exercise

Following any specific plan: just whole foods, low cal

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i feel ready for the long haul, instant gratification is no longer my friend.

Anything else you would like to share with us: i have lots of tattoos :)

junebug41
12-15-2008, 10:07 AM
So last time I did this I was living with my boyfriend, in college and had just hit maintenance. I married the BF, graduated, and have 15 pounds to lose. Boy how things change!

First name: Jen

Geographical location: Denver, CO

Age: 26 (27 next month)

Marital Status: Married (8/23/08)

Children/Ages: Not yet

Occupation: Production/event coordinator

Pets: cattle dog (Dax) cranky old cat (Puck)

Hobbies/Interests: Music industry news and law, working out, hiking,

Height: 5'6.5

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/10/04 (goal of 135 met on 11/1/04)

Starting Weight: 210-220 (?)

Present Weight:150 :(

Goal Weight: 135 :)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating out and drinking! Ever since I got married in August, I have been steadily creeping up. This is due to not being accountable anymore. Well, that's changed! My husband is on board, too and that helps!

Following any specific plan: Whole foods and calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Implementing tools that will allow me to be accountable (The Daily Plate) and my DH's support.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've been around since I started maintaining and am excited to be back on top of my game!

jahjah1223
12-15-2008, 11:10 AM
First name:Robin

Geographical location:Memphis,TN U.S.A

Age:24

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:2 girls one boy 6.4.2

Occupation:mother

Pets:i have enough kids haha

Hobbies/Interests:belly dancing,playing with my kids, singling horribly.

Height:5'3

Eye/Hair Color:brown/dirty blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Sept.08

Starting Weight:160

Present Weight:136.6

Goal Weight:120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Family gatherings!

Following any specific plan:Nope just watching what i eat and exercising a whole lot.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Im not giving up if i binge just one day! i pick myself up and get back on the plan . Im not letting anyone influence me on giving up because they think i look good enough after losing 5 pounds.

Here we go again
12-15-2008, 11:36 AM
First name: Heather

Geographical location: Sacramento, CA

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Office Manager/ HR Director

Pets: n/a

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, reading, hanging out with friends.

Height: 5'11

Eye/Hair Color: brown/ red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/24/08

Starting Weight: 305

Present Weight: 272

Goal Weight: 190?

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: to keep going when I don't "feel" like it.

Following any specific plan: Cal counting and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've stuck to it more than 3 months! I have an accountability partner and this site.

caligirl98
12-15-2008, 11:45 AM
First name: Trina

Geographical location: Bay Area, CA

Age: 25

Marital Status: single…ish

Children/Ages: none yet

Occupation: administrative assistant/shipping director/office manager (yeah, woman of many titles

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: reading, writing, working out, watching wrestling

Height: 4'11 (ack!)

Eye/Hair Color: brown, brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: many start dates...10/12/04 is the very start. 2/21/08 us the last start

Starting Weight: 286

Present Weight:235 ish...

Goal Weight:170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: binging and purging...knowing that the food isn't going anywhere

Following any specific plan: low cal

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: if I just stay focused, I'll see results. I have to keep that mind set

Anything else you would like to share with us: I want to be a writer when I grow up.

kelli32
12-15-2008, 05:44 PM
First name: Kelli

Geographical location: KC, MO-- whoooaaaa!

Age: 23

Marital Status: singlet

Children/Ages: As far as I'm concerned, I have no uterus.

Occupation: Mutual Fund Account Associate, grad student.

Pets: Pit bull- Diego, black cat- Tony Dungy

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, running, window shopping, laughing.

Height:5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sept 9 (ish) 2008

Starting Weight: 188

Present Weight: 169

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being a broke college student and not being able to afford healthy food and eating like crazy when I get the chance because I feel like I won't have money for food later.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know I can do it and I truely want to- 3FC.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm really sarcastic.

Chele615
12-15-2008, 06:18 PM
First name: Michele

Geographical location: Boston, MA

Age: 29

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: High school special education teacher

Pets: None at the moment, but I have had cats all growing up.

Hobbies/Interests: Watching figure skating, traveling, road trips, going to Canada, reading, music, laughing, bargain shopping

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes/Brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2008

Starting Weight: 250

Present Weight: 207.5

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating candy and getting exercise in when my routine gets messed up a bit.

Following any specific plan: Counting calories and going to the gym

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am serious about it this time. I have seen wonderful results and I can't wait to see more!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have the most adorable nieces and nephew ever!! haha

tdiprincess
12-15-2008, 07:40 PM
First name: Brittany

Geographical location: Buffalo

Age: 21...22 in February

Marital Status: married to Mike. Just over 1 year. (Aug. 07)

Children/Ages: none...and don't want any

Occupation: husband's secretary ( I work with him and I spend his check)

Pets: borrowed hubbie's parent's cat for a few weeks.. we had a mouse problem. Problem gone and I learned that I am not a cat person. Would like a dog, but that comes when we get a house

Hobbies/Interests: cooking good food. playing on interweb, games, hanging out with friends. driving.

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: green, blue and sometimes gray/ naturally red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: hmmm.. I started at 190 in 2006. I'm at 158 in 2008.
Starting Weight: 190

Present Weight: 158

Goal Weight: 135-145 basically 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I like my candies. Especially around the holiday season. Its allll sooo good!!! I don't enjoy exercising. And we are always on the go. We drive for a living. So I have to pack healthy lunches, or we get fast food I also suffer from arthritis in my hips bad. Somedays, I just can't do anything. I get depressed at times because of it. I'm 21 and can't clothe myself sometimes

Following any specific plan: yes, MINE! Small portions, about 300 cal/meal, tons of dairy, beans, veggies and fruit. Some fish, minimal meat.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm determined to lose it. I am at a point where weight loss is more important than eating candy!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I believe in making my weightloss journey fun and enjoyable. I try not to stress out too much when I don't lose as quickly as I want or I gain a pound. I eat what I enjoy eating. If I don't like it, I'm not going to stick to it.

bjeweled
12-15-2008, 08:38 PM
First name: Brie

Geographical location:St. Louis

Age:25

Marital Status:quite single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Full Time Student/Recently Unemployed

Pets: 11 year old Yorkie named Scoupe

Hobbies/Interests: reading, listening to music, cooking and eating :D

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/ red currently

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: february 2007

Starting Weight: 213

Present Weight: 202.5

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being consistent and sticking to my plan to complete my journey and reach my goal. i need to finish things!!!
Following any specific plan: abs diet for women guidelines and exercising at least 5x a week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i am taking this journey as a life or death situation. no going back.
Anything else you would like to share with us: hmmm i began losing weight on my own last february and lost 23 pounds and then gained them all back and then some due to bad choices i made while going through a really bad break up and using the depo provera shot.
i know what its like to be an emotional eater and to make bad choices due to the things that life throws at you. and i know that unhealthy food comforts during those moments but when you look in the mirror and see the damage you have done to yourself for whatever reason it all feels so much worse. i dont want to wear my pain anymore and i hope that others will begin shedding the evidence of their struggles as well.

TXJess
12-15-2008, 10:15 PM
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 25

Marital Status: Married (happily :D)

Children/Ages: One son Aidan - 16 months

Occupation: Procurement Services Manager

Pets: One 3 month old mutt - 1/2 Lab 1/2 Catahoula Bulldog

Hobbies/Interests: Video games, playing with the kiddo and fixing up the new house

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 11/27/2008

Starting Weight: 235

Present Weight: 222.2

Goal Weight: 145? maybe 150?

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating when not hungry!!!!

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting & generally eating healthier

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm actually trying. I've never tried to lose weight before... or cared

Anything else you would like to share with us: I work full time, school part time and a mom & wife so I really hope I can continue to juggle everything. If I fall off the horse so to speak I hope I jump back on quick enough to prevent any real damage to the weight loss

dancingirl81
12-15-2008, 10:52 PM
First name:Dotty

Geographical location: Maryland, US

Age: 27

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:n/a

Occupation:self employed... jack of all trades.

Pets: my roommate has a kitten... also we have 2 turtles and a fish

Hobbies/Interests:dance, color guard, piano

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: the day i was born, lol.... around august 2005

Starting Weight:228

Present Weight: 174

Goal Weight: 140ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: procrastinating 'i can do better tomorrow...' and blowing off the rest of the day

Following any specific plan: not currently

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: at the moment, i'm trying to get back into the groove of losing the way i was a year or so ago.

Anything else you would like to share with us: motivation, motivation, motivation!

leighish
12-15-2008, 11:00 PM
First name: Ashleigh

Geographical location:Lake Jackson, TX (South of Houston, minutes away from the coast)

Age: 23

Marital Status: happily married

Children/Ages: one son, 11 months

Occupation: Cake decorator.

Pets: 2 kitties. One 7 year old and one 2 year old.

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, baking, music, art, dancing, playing with my son

Height: 5'10"

Eye/Hair Color: I'll bite and say Hazel eyes although it's been argued that they are green no wait brown no wait green. My hair is medium-dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 17th 2008

Starting Weight: 245lbs

Present Weight: 187lbs

Goal Weight:170lbs (for now)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Boredom.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting and exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't know, but whatever it is, It's working.

Anything else you would like to share with us: a hug! :hug:

Blcarter84
12-16-2008, 12:06 AM
First name: Becky

Geographical location: South Boardman, MI

Age:24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: I have an almost 2 year old little boy

Occupation: Server

Pets:None

Hobbies/Interests: Movie watching, internet, being outside! Playing with my son, music etc

Height:5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown, Brown(well kind of red as of today)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:September 2008...but had to restart in November once I moved back home

Starting Weight:214

Present Weight:204.8

Goal Weight:170, but ultimately like 145-150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not giving up because I dont lose for a couple of days...and not falling into depression

Following any specific plan:South Beach Diet and excercising...just focusing

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time it is to be healthy. Before I just wouldn't eat hardly

Anything else you would like to share with us?:: I love you guys!!

joyra
12-16-2008, 12:57 AM
First name: Rachel

Geographical location: South Korea, originally from Minnesota

Age: 27

Marital Status: Living with my boyfriend of 2 years

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Elementary School English Teacher

Pets: n/a

Hobbies/Interests: Dance Dance Revolution, Indian Food, Sailboats, Street Fashion Blogs and Postcard-Sized Art.

Height: 5'1

Eye/Hair Color: Brown / Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Birth? This time September '08

Starting Weight: 173

Present Weight: 160

Goal Weight: 100-115

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Inertia. My body likes to sit, while my mouth likes to move (eat). I need to reverse this.

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting + Daily exercise... I'm doing at least 20 minutes of exercise a day, different routine everyday and toning exercises. Calories are below 1500 right now and I'm working on lowering that a little more.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My boyfriend is really supportive, tells me to quit eating and go to the gym, even when I don't want to hear it. I've never tracked calories so consistently. I don't snack much anymore. My portion size is getting better and better. I'm exercising even when my muscles are still sore (rather than working out and taking 3 days off). And I am obsessed with 3FC! If not for this site, I would've given up a long time ago. I haven't lost much so far but it's more than I would've on my own.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm in a new country and city and dieting by myself has always been a weak point for me so it's been incredibly helpful to check in with everyone at 3FC, especially the 20-sthgs!

pinkplatypus
12-18-2008, 08:08 AM
First name: Julie

Geographical location: Beijing, China

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Kindergarten English Teacher

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: I love running, keeping up with celebrity gossip (guilty pleasure!!!!), cooking, traveling, learning new languages, shopping, interior design, fashion design and marketing, music, swimming, basketball, rock climbing, drinking coffee, movies, and more and more and more!!! :)

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel eyes/brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 2008

Starting Weight: 181

Present Weight: 145

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: binging

Following any specific plan: counting calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I loved myself before I lost the weight

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am here for support and friends. :) I want to be positive about weightloss and healthy. I'm done with extremes. I want a lifestyle, not a quick fix.

Vahla
12-18-2008, 08:14 AM
First name: Rhiannon

Geographical location: UK

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Industrial Chemist, rah :)

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Knitting, riding my Vespa, exercising,crafting,and much much more

Height: 5 foot 7

Eye/Hair Color: Blue hair/ Brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Mid 2008

Starting Weight: 210 when I started

Present Weight: 180

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stopping myself buying junk when I don't NEED it

Following any specific plan: Eat less,exercise more

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I actually have the motivation this time to get it done!

Anything else you would like to share with us: This forum is so great, I think it could be the thing that helps me shift the weight.

LizzieBee
12-18-2008, 10:41 AM
First name: Liz

Geographical location: Houston, TX

Age: 28

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 1 Daughter - 6 months old

Occupation: Project Management

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Being outdoors, running

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 2008

Starting Weight: 194

Present Weight: 193

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: controlling appetite & finding time to work out between a 6 month old and a full time job.

Following any specific plan: Counting Calories and Cardio/Weight lifting exercises

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past I have lost 50+ lbs, this time I have a 6 month old daughter and still have a lot of pregnancy weight to lose...plus I am 2 years older...yikes my metabolism is slowing down.

Anything else you would like to share with us: naw

onestar
12-24-2008, 12:19 AM
First name: Rina

Geographical location: houston, texas

Age: 25

Marital Status: living with my boyfriend of 3 years

Children/Ages: one and a half year old daughter

Occupation: student

Pets: 1 dog (maltese), 1 cat (tabby)

Hobbies/Interests: watching t.v., hanging out with my cuz, internet

Height: 5' 00''

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12-22-2008

Starting Weight: 201

Present Weight: 201

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: snacking, escpecially on sweets

Following any specific plan: no...just eating lots of fruits and veggies, and watching fat content of food

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i am the biggest i've ever been and i am miserable

Anything else you would like to share with us:

dizzysoi
12-24-2008, 12:34 AM
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: San Antonio, TX

Age: 20 (in january)

Marital Status: singular

Children/Ages: do dogs count? lol

Occupation: Full time student

Pets: 2 dogs, 2 ferrets, a cat, a bird, a red tail boa, an eel and a clown fish

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, and animals

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Greeny Blue, always changing

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October

Starting Weight:198

Present Weight:196.2

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Getting off this damn plateau of the 90's

Following any specific plan:nope, just eating right and exercising

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I haven't tried in the past

Anything else you would like to share with us:not that I can think ok

vixjean
12-24-2008, 09:20 PM
First name: Vix or vixjean is good

Geographical location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Age: 28

Marital Status: ENGAGED!

Children/Ages: none yet!

Occupation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent

Pets: Corky the Yorkie

Hobbies/Interests: Espresso, step aerobics, my new home, beading,

Height: 4'11"

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 23rd, 2007 (great question)

Starting Weight: 180

Present Weight: 164.2

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Allowing myself the attention I deserve.

Following any specific plan: I am a non-practicing calorie counter =(

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a goal date to look good in a dress.

Anything else you would like to share with us: 3FC are awesome, and I love the support here.:hug:

jbeans84
12-27-2008, 12:23 PM
First name: Jamie

Geographical location: Long Island, NY

Age: 19

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: No thank you

Occupation: Full time student

Pets: 3 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: movies, shopping, just hanging out making people laugh

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue / Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today ... December 27, 2008... although I have been on and off diets for as long as I can remember

Starting Weight: I am currently 170

Present Weight:

Goal Weight: I would like to be 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Living on campus with not a lot of food choices / not having my own kitchen to cook, my friends constantly around me with their bad eating habits, smoking, not enough motivation to walk to the campus gym in the cold and rainy weather

Following any specific plan: I already eat healthy its just that I eat way to late at night and sleep too much as well as not enough exercise so this time around I plan on a small workout everyday and to try and cut out carbs. I am also considering the lemonade/cayenne pepper/syrup flush thing.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Going to make as much of an effort as possible to go to the gym and if not work out in my small dorm room, get motivation from my roommate who does work out everyday, limit sweets which have been my downfall in the past, I have also cut out soda completely for a month now

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have been on and off diets since I was probably 12 years old, my mother has always been obsessed with my weight and what I eat which has led me to overeat or not eat, to the point where I have not been able to go a day without thinking about food whether it be good or bad. I also have been on and off birth control for the past year which I think has contributed to my weight gain.

CurvyEnglishChick
12-27-2008, 08:31 PM
Hi all! I joined earlier this week and thought I'd jump right in and join the chatter!

First name: Dara

Geographical location: Georgia

Age: 27

Marital Status: Alas, I am still single :(

Children/Ages: Alyssa (8) and Cole (2)

Occupation: English grad student/searching for a real job

Pets: Do my kids count? :p

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, arguing ;), cooking, camping & hiking, playing with my kiddies, hanging with friends, watching TV

Height: 5 feet, one-and-a-half inches (because that half counts!)

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/blondish-brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Ummm, that would be August 17th, but I got off track and gained back 5 of the 12 pounds I had lost. So I am back on track and starting at 183 lbs.

Starting Weight: 190 lbs.

Present Weight: 183 lbs.

Goal Weight: 127 lbs.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My resistance to exercise and failure to take advantage of the fantastic gym on campus, coupled with my Southern girl's love for sweet tea. Like, a 500 cal/day addiction to the stuff.

Following any specific plan: I refuse to diet any more than simply cutting out soda and tea while adding water, fruits and veggies. I plan on exercising at least 5 times a week. I have a few workout DVDs, the My Fitness Coach game for the Wii, a jump rope, and free access to a fabulous gym. There are no excuses for me not working out. :tread: :lifter: :exercise:

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past, I have always focused on dieting and that never worked for me for longer than a couple weeks. This time, I'm focusing on a healthier lifestyle and not deprivation, mainly including exercise. Also, my kids are staying with my mom so I can focus on completing my MA in one year. Therefore, I can not use excuses like "I have to buy junk food for the kids" or "I have no time to exercise, I have kids," etc. There are no excuses for me to continue living in this fat suit!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Let me think about it...

Looking forward to interacting with all of you! :hug:

notforlong
12-27-2008, 10:09 PM
First name: Nic

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 25

Marital Status: in a relationship

Children/Ages:

Occupation: assistant

Pets: 4 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: reading and going to the beach

Height:5"3

Eye/Hair Color: blue/ brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: october 08

Starting Weight: 168

Present Weight: 158

Goal Weight: <130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: food, wine, getting to the gym

Following any specific plan: trying to stay on south beach diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Never been overweight and saw pictures in which i didn't recognize myself

cat1031
12-28-2008, 02:59 AM
First name:Cat

Geographical location:Virginia Beach

Age:27

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:I have nine students all in 4th grade... Does that count??

Occupation:Special Education Teacher and Student (working on the Masters Degree)

Pets:3 dogs, a cat, a bird, 2 horses, 4 hermit crabs (classroom pet), 2 Guinea Pigs (classroom pets), and a fish

Hobbies/Interests:Reading, Taking pictures, searching the internet for nothing, texting, and iming

Height:5'3"

Eye/Hair Color:blue/dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Restarting 12/24

Starting Weight:255

Present Weight:250

Goal Weight:Mini Goal Weight = 200 Long term = health weight

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Sticking to the stupid boring diet since I have so many restrictions.

Following any specific plan:Gluten Free, Corn Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, etc...

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am losings this weight because if I don't I will continue to have the stomach issues that I have been having. Plus I want to be around for a long time and its about sticking time I get healthy!

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I am dying to find someone else out there that has the same food problems that I have.

diamondinthedesert
12-28-2008, 06:24 PM
First name: Tiffany

Geographical location:Indiana

Age:21

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:N/A

Occupation: full time college student

Pets:does a Macbook count?! ;)

Hobbies/Interests:reading anything I can get my hands on, Jillian Michael's podcast, tumbling, napping-lol (that's college for ya :dizzy: )

Height:5'3

Eye/Hair Color:Brown, Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:September 08'

Starting Weight:172

Present Weight:155

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating on all meals on the go..

Following any specific plan:Whatever Jillian Michaels says, I do, and it's working!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my first time counting calories as opposed to thinking that I was eating healthy which meant that i could eat as much as I wanted.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

kmelody
12-28-2008, 06:58 PM
First name: Kara

Geographical location: Midwest, USA

Age: almost 24

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Pets: 2 Cats

Hobbies/Interests: reading, running, photography, golf, basketball

Height: 5'10''

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec. 1, 2008

Starting Weight: 224

Present Weight: 216

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Binge eating (especially mid-late afternoon), self-sabotage, poor attitude and self image

Following any specific plan: South Beach Diet. Attending Boot Camp classes 3x a week and doing Turbo Jam and Pilates/Yoga on the off days.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My outlook. I HAVE to do this, it's no longer a choice for me. Exercise/good food choices are necessary!! I have tunnel vision this time and a great attitude. I WILL achieve my goals!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've been a member of 3FC for awhile now, but this is the first time I've really jumped into the forums. I've been a big time lurker. This is great!! Looking forward to getting to know you all!

onic28
12-28-2008, 10:27 PM
First name: Olivia

Geographical location: North Carolina

Age: 18... I know i'm not a 20-something but I don't see anything for my age group... if there is please let me know, and if not, please keep me here =)

Marital Status: Not married, but in a serious relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Barista, Full-Time Student

Pets: 2 dogs. 1 pug and 1 boxer

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Music and spending time with my family

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown hair and hazel eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: My weight loss journery began about two years ago

Starting Weight: 189

Present Weight:170

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:I get discouraged easily and give in to bad foods easily.

Following any specific plan: Counting calories and working out on a schedual

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've joined a gym instead of just relying on my personal treadmill. I've also set up a chart that is visible to me that I'm recording my weight on to keep me motivated. I'm going to be counting calories just like i've done in the past.

Anything else you would like to share with us: When I began losing weight/dieting, I started at 189... I got down to 159 and enjoyed my weight but quickley let myself go and got back up to 170. I'm ready to lose this weight!

jfm5958
12-29-2008, 12:55 PM
First name: Jennifer

Geographical location: Indiana

Age: 23

Marital Status: Live with BF

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Chemist

Pets: 1 tiger kitten, Max (10 months)

Hobbies/Interests: flute, piano, organizing

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/blondish brownish

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Yesterday! 28 Dec 2008

Starting Weight: 155

Present Weight: 154

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I loooove food. A lot. I espcially like to go out with my BF, fam, friends, who ever. It's kinda difficult too because BF eats whatever and doesn't worry about weight.

Following any specific plan: Nope. Just trying to make better food choices. I just recently gained weight and know it's my fault. I know how to eat right.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I haven't ever really tried to loose weight. I always weight 135-140...then I kinda got out of control my last semester of college.

OnlyWomanInTheHouse
12-29-2008, 01:34 PM
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Oklahoma, USA

Age: 22

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: Connor is 2.5 and Owen is 8 months.

Occupation: Stay at home mom!

Pets: One kitty, Calvin.

Hobbies/Interests: Student.

Height: 5'3''

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec 08

Starting Weight:188

Present Weight:186

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binge eating. :o

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers for nursing moms.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The number doesn't matter, how I feel is the most important.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Good luck everyone!! :hug:

Bosie
12-29-2008, 07:00 PM
First name: Mandy

Geographical location: Chicago

Age: 27

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: PA

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, campy movies, yoga.

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12/29/2008

Starting Weight: 155

Present Weight: 155

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stress eating and not enough time to eat properly at work.

Following any specific plan: Slimfast

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't feel bad about it, just sort of matter-of-factual. I'd just like to look and feel better.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Looking for a Chicago exercise buddy!

Sarah Mac
12-29-2008, 11:35 PM
First name: Sarah

Geographical location: Louisiana

Age: 23

Marital Status: recently single..blah...i hate men

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: professional student/working at the school library and I love it

Pets: 2 dogs we adopted from the shelters

Hobbies/Interests: Anything that involves people and lots of talking :D My first passion though is reading.

Height: 5'2" and 3/8

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Not sure

Starting Weight: Highest weight 254

Present Weight: 208

Goal Weight: 170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Battling the psychological issues and confronting them...and then exercise

Following any specific plan: Keeping moving and drop the fork

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I understand now through watching documentaries and speaking to doctors about the risk factors and what my future will look like.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

x0me880x
12-30-2008, 05:26 AM
First name: Sadie

Geographical location:Boston


Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None yet, hopefully some day!

Occupation: Real Estate Broker

Pets: 2 Cats

Hobbies/Interests: Nature photography and going to concerts.

Height:5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Brunette, Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:

Starting Weight:265

Present Weight: 228

Goal Weight:150 is my first goal but I want to continue to at least 125 after that. So 125 I guess.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Way too many to count! Probably just the tempation of all those tasty foods out there.

Following any specific plan: Not really just eatting healthier. All the processed foods got thrown away. No frozen meals, no pizza, no chips, deserts, mac & cheese, fries, take out food, stuff like that I used to live off of.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am so much more motivated this time. I don't know what came upon me, but I am just so much more determinded and driven this time. I have learned that it's not so much a diet, but a life style change. I will not stop until I am pleased with how I look.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I was so hesitant to come on here and post anything about a month ago when I found this site. I thought it was really strange that a bunch of people who are pretty much complete strangers where so caring for one another and so supportive. But now I see that there are so many out there going through exactly what I am, and enjoy all the support I can get at any given time, about anything. You all dont even need to know someones name or anything about them, and will still give great advice and support. So thank you. It really has helped me through my journey. :carrot:

heather88
12-30-2008, 05:45 AM
First name: Heather

Geographical location: TX

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Graphic Designer

Pets: 1 Cat, named Penelope

Hobbies/Interests: Computers, Art, Reading, Video Games, Movies

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12/26

Starting Weight: 300

Present Weight: 297

Ultimate goal Weight: 162

First Goal: 250lb by March 2 (My b-day)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Myself, being lazy, and never taking the time to LEARN what I need to do to be healthy.

Following any specific plan: I'm following an 1800 cal/day 60g fat/day plan and I am also taking Alli 3 meals a day. For exercise, I am doing the Biggest Loser Cardio Maximum Results Program DVD everyday, level 1 and warm-up.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Before I never knew how to diet. I did diets that cut out necessary nutrients which ultimately lead me to gaining all of the weight right back and then some!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I feel ashamed about my weight, and I've never shared information like this with others, but from browsing this site I finally feel comfortable and I hope that this place will help me on my journey and any rough spots that I may hit.

carlee86
12-30-2008, 09:36 PM
First name:
Carlee

Geographical location:
Natchitoches Louisiana for College, but Dallas TX is home

Age:
22

Marital Status:
single

Children/Ages:
n/a

Occupation:
full time college student

Pets:
miniature schnauzer, he has to stay in TX though... I miss him!!

Hobbies/Interests:
making items such as diaper cakes, baby shower gifts, earrings and other things.

Height:
vertically challenged...5'1

Eye/Hair Color:
eye: green
hair: brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
Christmas Day '08..but really the start of a new year

Starting Weight:
245

Present Weight:
244

Goal Weight:
I'm shooting for 150..even though they say to weigh 100-130.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
the budget crunch and my texture aversions

Following any specific plan:
just generally eating better

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
i think the challenges on 3FC and all my jeans not fitting and now I don't have $$ to buy anymore..lol

Anything else you would like to share with us:
This site rocks...and so does all the smileys!!:hug:

Koshinogi
12-31-2008, 04:58 AM
First name: Bev

Geographical location: North East UK

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: RVN (RVT)

Pets: 2 Cats and an old Dog

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, playing online games, riding my motorbike and spending time with my hubbie

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, red/blonde hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: today 31st Dec 2008

Starting Weight: 205lbs

Present Weight: 205lbs

Goal Weight:155lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: not falling for takeaways and making myself exercise

Following any specific plan: just calorie control, tried slimming world 4 times and cant stick to it, make better choices generally should help

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I realise that I've always wanted to be thinner NOW, but It willtake time and I'm planning on being at goal when I get there, 9mths 12mths what ever it takes but mini goals inbetween are my key

Anything else you would like to share with us: I tend to get depressed about my weight my husband is aware and always says I look great but I know deep down I dont, and just having someone to talk to that understands will be great Thank you all for this fab website :hug:

aware210
01-01-2009, 01:09 AM
First name:Ashley

Geographical location:California

Age:22

Marital Status:Engaged

Children/Ages:Not Yet

Occupation:Unemployed (for now)

Pets: 1 puppy named Harlly

Hobbies/Interests:Reading, baking, video games, snowboarding...lots of stuff

Height:5'

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/ Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:12/31/08
Starting Weight:155

Present Weight:155

Goal Weight:99

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:not eating so damn much lol

Following any specific plan: veggies and fruit and no fast food, with moderate exercise

Yelie
01-01-2009, 04:07 PM
First name: Danielle but everyone calls me Yelie

Geographical location: Wyoming

Age: 26

Marital Status: Happily married to my best friend

Children/Ages: Laina 4 and William 2.5

Occupation: Stay at home mom

Pets: Koda (queensland heeler in my avatar)

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, camping, TaeKwonDo

Height: 5'0 (heck I dont have a weight problem, I have a height problem!! ;) )

Eye/Hair Color: Blue, Blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Right after my son was born so July 06?

Starting Weight: 187

Present Weight: 161

Goal Weight: 140 I think since my hubby loves the curves but will reevaluate once I get there :)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sweets during AF!

Following any specific plan: South Beach

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Nothing really different besides I have an actual date (sisters wedding) that I have to wear a certain bridesmaids dress in lol.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I stick with SB because I have hypothyroidism and my body seems to respond well to it. I did lose my first 20 lbs counting calories but that was before being hypothyroid.

breathingfumes
01-03-2009, 04:48 PM
First name: Lucy

Geographical location: Auburn, Alabama

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Nope

Occupation: Photographer

Pets: Cat named Merlin

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, Roller Derby, Working

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Gray - Ginger

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 2007

Starting Weight: 218

Present Weight: 205

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Temptation

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: EXERCISE!

Anything else you would like to share with us: hmmm hi?

diary
01-03-2009, 07:57 PM
First name: Sarah

Geographical location: Indiana

Age:28

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages:NA

Occupation:RN

Pets:None

Hobbies/Interests:Reading, writing, talking to my peeps, hanging out with my family

Height:5'5"

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 17th, 2008

Starting Weight:216

Present Weight:215.2

Goal Weight:140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Chronic overeater/emotional eater

Following any specific plan: not really - joined a gym and have a trainer

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am sick of being overweight and ready to make the changes necessary!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I will have to get back to you on that one! :)

PiperNCalliesMom
01-03-2009, 08:14 PM
First name: Jennifer

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 girls 4 and almost 2

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Pets: German Shepperd Ariel

Hobbies/Interests: Computer games, reading, writing stories, my family

Height: 5-7

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes and red hair (I wish naturally)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 25th

Starting Weight: 226

Present Weight: 210

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking to my goals when tempted

Following any specific plan: Not really

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My mom is overweight and diabetic. She within the last month had a toe removed because of the diabetes and was in danger of losing her leg. I am more determined to lose weight now so I never have to go through anything that she has.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I need a lot of help. I have always been "the fat girl" and I am tired of it. I just really need someone to chat with that is going through similar things.

tahiti
01-03-2009, 08:17 PM
First name: TAHANY

Geographical location: SUAMICO, WI

Age: 22

Marital Status: MARRIED

Children/Ages: 1 GIRL, 10 MONTHS OLD BORN 2-27-08

Occupation: STAY AT HOME MOM

Pets: KITTY, XENA

Hobbies/Interests: SPENDING TIME AT HOME, PHOTOGRAPHY, WATCHING MOVIES

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: BROWN/BROWN

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: JAN 1ST

Starting Weight: 256

Present Weight: 256... GIMME A BREAK I JUST GOT STARTED:p

Goal Weight: 170ISH IN 2 YEARS

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: DIABETIC, INSULIN DEPENDANT, BAD HABITS AND IM LAZY AND UNMOTIVATED:^:

Following any specific plan: NOPE, JUST TRYING TO LIVE HEALTHIER IN GENERAL

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I HAVE A CHILD THAT I NEED TO LIVE AND BE HEALTHY FOR

Anything else you would like to share with us: IM EXCITED TO DO THIS AND REALLY TRUELY HOPE I CAN STICK WITH IT THIS TIME!

leighish
01-03-2009, 09:10 PM
:wel3fc:

Welcome everybody!

Lucia
01-03-2009, 10:01 PM
First name: Luci

Geographical location: Miami, FL

Age: 28

Marital Status: MARRIED

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Research Assistant in Grad School

Pets: N/A

Hobbies/Interests: Learning about different cultures, Alternative Music, Psychology

Height: 5'1 (or maybe just 5 foot, I'm a shortie:) )

Eye/Hair Color: BROWN/RED-Burgundy Shade

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 1st

Starting Weight: 135

Present Weight: 135

Goal Weight: 115 hopefully by June-July

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Graving foods that are bad; eating sweets, not being able to say "no" when my husband offers me something to it.

Following any specific plan: No, but I am trying to not eat bread and sweets amd junk food-thus pretty much made me gain weight.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't feel okay with the way I look, it does not flatter me. I look .etter smaller/

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm looking forward to reach my goal and let everyone know about it :)

ella13
01-03-2009, 11:52 PM
First name: Ella

Geographical location: Albuquerque, NM (for now)

Age:28

Marital Status: Happily Married:hug:

Children/Ages:none

Occupation:college instructor

Pets: 3 dogs, a boxer, a pug and a chihuahua

Hobbies/Interests: hiking, reading, trying to get into running but I don't always love it....I don't have much free time

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: green/blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January '08

Starting Weight: 155

Present Weight:142

Goal Weight:118

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: STRESS and lack of time

Following any specific plan: low GI and watching calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Nothing really it's a slow march.

kelly315
01-04-2009, 12:34 AM
First name: Kelly

Geographical location: Columbus Ohio

Age: 22

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: nope

Occupation: student

Pets: a hamster named Tribble

Hobbies/Interests: ? Lots of stuff.

Height: 5'4", pretty short

Eye/Hair Color: brown brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 12, 2008

Starting Weight: 288

Present Weight: 230

Goal Weight: 188 (for now)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I always was a binge eater before

Following any specific plan: calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Everything. No Guilt is a big one.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've been at 3FC for a while now, and I love it!

AussieShell
01-04-2009, 02:32 AM
First name: Shelly

Geographical location: Melbourne, Australia

Age: 27

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: admin/tourism industry

Pets: a kitty

Hobbies/Interests: travelling, photography, football, writing, web design

Height: 174cm, 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Started 3 years ago, lost 30kgs/66lbs in the first year then slowly put on 10kgs/22lbs over the next 2 years, so am back to trying to lose it again. So long story short, 1st Jan 2009

Starting Weight: 130kgs/286lbs in 2005. New starting weight as of 2009 is 115kgs/253lbs

Present Weight: just started

Goal Weight: 75kgs/165lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: changing my mindset and getting motivation to do exercise.

Following any specific plan: Low carbs, healthy eating, exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: When I last tried 2 years ago, I did pretty well for a bit, so hope to get back into that mindset, that's what is preventing me from succeeding atm.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I thought I'd join this forum as it would be good to go through this with some support instead of feeling like I'm whinging to my friends about it hahaha.

heartface
01-04-2009, 11:17 AM
First name: Anni

Geographical location: Desertland, USA

Age: 25

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: 1 girilla aged 3.5

Occupation: SAHM & soon to be vintage/diy business lady

Pets: Coming soon

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, finding new music, gallivanting, breakdancing, yodeling, garage sales, vintage shops, makeup & hair stuff, cherry coke zero.

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Greenish Hazel/Growing out Dyed Black hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: TBD

Starting Weight: 225 lbs

Goal Weight: 160-140 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Reprogram myself to listen to my body and stop when i'm full...chuck the old "clean your plate and have seconds" mentality i grew up on.

Following any specific plan: Exercise every day for at least 30 mins, drink 20 oz of water every 2-3 hours, pay attention to every bite and stop when i have that satisfied feeling, eat mostly raw and lightly cooked foods.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I finally realized(thank Mitch!) that I own my self and now all I have to do is hone it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: WAR APPLES

Deetle Erin 2009
01-05-2009, 02:20 AM
First name: Erin

Geographical location: Lansing, MI

Age: 28 (29 in nine days)

Marital Status: Divorced & single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Home Health Aide / MSU student (taking the spring semester off)

Pets: A 3 yo pitbull named Caesar

Hobbies/Interests: Genealogy, fishing, camping, hitting the town with friends, billards, and traveling out of Michigan.

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown w/ blonde streaks

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today Jan. 5, 2009

Starting Weight: 226.5 lbs

Goal Weight: 145 lbs right now

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Fountain pop & Coffee (I like a little coffee w/ my cream & sugar).

Following any specific plan: Go to the gym, dust off the workout dvds, use to program “fitday”, create a health meal plan, drink tons of water.

Flat out.. I hate water. Always have. Growing up, our tap water was horrible (and sometimes crunchy). When you filled a glass, it literally took a minute for it to become clear. I usually drank pop. Tons of pop. Recently, I tried Dasani (a coca-cola product w/ minerals) & loved it. So, tomorrow I'm picking up a case and we'll see what happens.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have nothing else to do so I can dedicate the time and attention.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I plan on taking before pics but won’t show them until I hit my goal.

2009goal
01-05-2009, 05:14 AM
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: West Texas

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Editor

Pets: 2 pom dogs, Male "kitty"4 years old female "bibi" 9 month puppy

Hobbies/Interests: Bowling, reading, dancing, spending time with family and friends

Height: 5'3

Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown with highlights

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 01-05-09

Starting Weight: 280

Present Weight: 280

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: learning how to eat right

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting, curves, and alli

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: never tried before this will be my first time

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've always been happy with myself I just want to make sure that by the time I hit 30 I'm still healthy. If I don't caree of myself now, when will I start??

Thank you all because I know that this forum has given me the strenght to start this.

tiggy123
01-05-2009, 05:54 AM
First name: Sanna

Geographical location: UK

Age: 26

Marital Status: in a relationship

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: market research

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: Gym, reading, cooking, and cosmetics :)

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Grey&hazel/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 4th (new try)

Starting Weight: 167

Present Weight: 167

Goal Weight: about 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating the same foods in the same quantities as my cheese and lasagna loving partner.

Following any specific plan: Not decided yet, I've tried caloriecounting before combined with Eat to Live and working out and got to my goal weight last autumn. I think I'll do the same again now, but try not to be too strict on myself so I won't regain the lost weight.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've grown up and realised I'm only going to get depressed if I strive for absolute perfection, but when I look at photos from last year I see how good I looked when I was slim and much healthier too.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm so glad this forum exists, everyone seems lovely and you learn so much and I think it's fantastic for motivation.

ntbubbles
01-05-2009, 01:12 PM
First name: Nicole

Geographical location: Atlanta, GA

Age: 25 (almost 26)

Marital Status: live in sin with BF

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: copywriter

Pets: Sophie (Siberian Husky), Bacchus and Apollo (fluffy grey kitties)

Hobbies/Interests: shopping, going to the movies, reading, eating out, horseback riding

Height: 5'3

Eye/Hair Color: blue/blonde (although I'm currently a brunette due to an ill-advised dye job)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 1, 2009 (I've had some major weight lost before, but was happy with my size until a couple of months ago..so this is a new one!)

Starting Weight: 130

Present Weight: 130

Goal Weight: 115 (or when my jeans fit like they're supposed to!)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My boyfriend and I LOVE to eat out and have gotten into the habit of going out a couple of times a week. In the current economic situation, it's better for my waistline AND my wallet to cook at home! Also, I'm not a big fan of going to the gym so forcing myself to work out has always been a stuggle.

Following any specific plan: no... just exercise and try to eat well. I like to cook, so I'm challenging myself to come up with low-cal, healthy recipes at home.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Hmm...as of right now, nothing really. If I can stick to working out (trying an at-home plan of videos combined with walking the dog twice a day) for over 2 weeks, it will be different! That's why I'm here!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nothing right now!

tinypurplefishez
01-05-2009, 01:30 PM
First name: Katie

Geographical location: Midwest

Age: 20

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: full-time college student

Pets: 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: reading, classic rock music, spending time with friends, watching tv shows on DVD

Height: between 5'9'' and 5'10''

Eye/Hair Color: blue/blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 1, 2008

Starting Weight: 171

Present Weight: 162

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: this time I'm doing it for myself instead of to make someone else happy

Anything else you would like to share with us: Ive found that one of the best ways to tone my entire body is pole dancing. I took a class with my girlfriends just for the **** of it, and now I go every week. It is so fun to fool around on the pole with your friends not to mention it really increases your strength and flexibility.

Patrice0327
01-05-2009, 09:09 PM
First name:Patrice

Geographical location: Tavares, FL

Age: 21

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Nurse's aide

Pets:2 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Taking pictures, reading, camping.

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, Brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 5, 2009

Starting Weight: 285

Present Weight: 285

Goal Weight: 199

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Having to do it by myself.

Following any specific plan: Weight watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm doing this for my and no one else. My wedding is coming up in May and I don't was people snickering at me during my wedding. I always wanted to be a size 14/16 for my wedding. I would be happy with that.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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eaconstantin
01-05-2009, 09:21 PM
First name: Emily

Geographical location: Wisconsin

Age: 24

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: Not for a while!

Occupation: Administrative

Pets: 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, running, weight loss tv programs

Height: 5-10"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown hair, blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1-Jan-2009

Starting Weight: 170

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I periodically binge eat

Following any specific plan: Seattle Sutton (I just bought my first 5 week plan!)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I accept that I shouldn't try to lose it as quickly as possible and I've also realized that once the diet is over, I need to continue with healthy habits- there is no "end."

Anything else you would like to share with us: It's great to be here!

starmac13
01-05-2009, 11:59 PM
First name: Alana

Geographical location: Richmond, Va

Age: 23

Marital Status: single... still

Children/Ages: not that i know of

Occupation: marketing intern

Pets: yorkie named berkeley

Hobbies/Interests: sports (watching and playing), cooking, getting the answers wrong on jeopardy

Height: 5-4.5...that 1/2 is very important

Eye/Hair Color: green/ brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 2008

Starting Weight:210

Present Weight:200

Goal Weight:150... that day you will need to peel me away from the scale

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I tend to eat without thinking about it. If it is in front of me, it wont be for long. Its only later when half the bag of something is gone that I realize what i have done.

Following any specific plan: I love to exercise. Circuit/ weight training and cardio for the most part. Watching portion sizes (when did plates get so large?!?!)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am not stressed out all the time. Any I have my family backing me so that really helps. I am doing this for me, not for the cute guy at the gym or for my parents, but for me. And I finally get that slow and steady wins the race.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'll get back to ya.

ninaheartsmakeup
01-06-2009, 12:12 PM
First name: Nina

Geographical location: South

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: Makeup, Shopping, Internet, Video Games, Reading, School

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown, Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 20, 2008, restarting January 6, 2009

Starting Weight: 332.6

Present Weight: 298

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My eating, I love to eat. I need to stop having food as a friend.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I need to know that I don't have to be perfect when I lose weight. I know that mistakes will come along, but I need to pick myself up and dust myself off.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I WILL SUCCEED! :)

Hippolyta
01-06-2009, 08:01 PM
It's lovely to read all these profiles and get a sense of who I'm in the boat with!

First name: Sara

Geographical location: NY/The Netherlands on holidays

Age: 21

Marital Status: In Relationship

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Costume Design Student

Pets: 1 cute beagle at home named Penny

Hobbies/Interests: History, historical fashion, costume design, garment and prop construction, corsetry, circus, marching bands + swing bands, retro and vintage fashion, art and sculpture, opera and theater, etc.

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12/1/08

Starting Weight: 180

Present Weight: 165

Goal Weight: ~130, probably slightly less.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Finding time to exercise in my busy conservatory schedule!

Following any specific plan: The Atkins Diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I'm done feeling sorry for myself. This time I'm holding myself accountable for my persistent laziness and procrastination--and it's going to end!

gidsgirl
01-07-2009, 09:59 AM
First name: Dana

Geographical location: VA

Age: 29

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: girl/3, boy/almost 2

Occupation: sahm

Pets: cat named scout

Hobbies/Interests: natural living, sewing, birth and pregnancy related anything, cooking, reading, politics

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Mon, Jan 5, 2009

Starting Weight: 211

Present Weight: 211

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stop eating so much crap!

Following any specific plan: WW points and hopefully joining a gym soon

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: not much except trying WW this time around

Anything else you would like to share with us: that's it for now :)

roxy road
01-08-2009, 07:13 AM
First name: Roxy is good for now

Geographical location: CA

Age: 28 (almost 29... bleh)

Marital Status: in a relationship

Children/Ages: 0. gotta put a ring on it, first

Occupation: something geeky

Pets: 1 dog

Hobbies/Interests: art, music, travel, shopping too much, foood

Height: 5'9" when I'm not slouching

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/light brown naturally.. currently several shades of dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: yesterday, mentally. but not just yet, actively. i won't start cracking the whip until i have my food plan set - which could be at least a week from now.

Starting Weight: 280. and it took balls to type that.

Present Weight: ditto

Goal Weight: 180 would make me happy. anything beyond that would be shocking, and lovely.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating out! snacking, finding other ways to socialize that don't revolve around food.. emotional eating.. i was brought up to use food as a reward and crutch, which is no good.

Following any specific plan: not as of yet, i'm still in the ramp-up stages. but i will most likely do some form of meal delivery plan for the majority of the year (at least) and start getting my @ss to the gym.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I do not want to do any extreme form of dieting that is not going to teach me how to eat in the real world -- ie: Atkins or fad diets (no offense to anyone who likes that approach) -- I've done them in the past, but it's hard to maintain once you start adding some carbs back in, etc.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm a little paranoid about public sites/boards, so don't hold it against me if I'm stingy with the personal info for now :D I am friendly, I swear..

tigarlily1
01-08-2009, 10:45 AM
First name: Allison

Geographical location: Upstate, NY

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single (living with boyfriend)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Communications Specialist

Pets: Cat - Jake, age 2 Ferrets - Sam and Zoey, age 3 mo Lizards - Betty, Joe, Lola, and Tito

Hobbies/Interests: Snowboarding, Cake Decorating, Roller Blading, Video Games

Height: 5'0"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, Brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: When I was born... Starting again! 1/09

Starting Weight: 165

Present Weight: 163 (?)

Goal Weight: 145 for now

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting bored, feeling deprived

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Less to lose this time. Know what to do and what works. Am in a relationship this time, usually have been single when I've been sucessful.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Gaining weight when your short sucks because every lb shows. Luckily losing weight when your short isn't as bad because every five to ten lbs to me is a pant size. It's motivating but EXPENSIVE!

paniania
01-08-2009, 11:43 AM
First name: Ania

Geographical location: NW Chicago Suburbs

Age: 26 (that crept up really quick after college)

Marital Status: Happily Married

Children/Ages: 0 (it's still a toss-up whether the hubs and I want them or not)

Occupation: Intellectual Property Legal Secretary (dying to move up to Paralegal though when I get enough experience)

Pets: 2 Cats - Maja (a/k/a Queen She-B!tch of the Universe) our loud-mouthed Calico, and Malinka (a/k/a The Lump) our perpetually terrified Tortie.

Hobbies/Interests: Good grief, where to start? I'm a total foodie, so I suppose that counts. I can probably give Martha freakin' Stewart a run for her money in the cooking, baking, gardening, etc. departments. Attempted crocheting, but ended up making a rug. Planning on trying knitting to see if that goes any better. World traveler - next trips will probably be to South America or Africa (got to love the malaria shots)! I love dancing, reading, any type of outdoor activity (I am a total nature girl and proud Sierra Club member), and gardening. Oh yes, and I am a total Francophile - anything French j'adore (yes including escargot) and Japanophile who has developed a slight bento box obsession (I have over 30 of them :). After the whole Greek wedding/honeymoon thing I totally fell in love with that country too! So many cultures and places to experience and visit, so little time on this earth. We'll see down the road maybe I will get into some other things, nothing to standard and no team sports (I tend not to play well with others)...fencing worked out for awhile until some guy went totally ninja on my ***.

Height: 5' 4" (which used to be average and apparently is now considered petite by all the jeans manufacturers)

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes and light brown hair with blond highlights (all natural baby!)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Um, forever? I was always the chubby kid. It all kind of evened out in high school, when I asked my Mom, "Why on earth did you let me have all those sweets? Have you seen some of the pictures in the albums?!?!"

Starting Weight: 140

Present Weight: Not quite sure, I haven't stepped on a scale this week, but it should be lower because I've been OP all week.

Goal Weight: For now, 120. We'll see though, maybe more maybe less depending on how things go.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Hmmm, I have all the right information (what not to eat, how to exercise, etc.), but I seem to lack drive, perseverance, etc. I hate to exercise, but once I finally get up and do it I feel good. Having a foot injury hasn't helped this because it's given me a great excuse not to exercise. Binging and boredom/emotional eating are also BIG problems with me. Also, after a few good OP days I get into this weird mentality where I think "Well, I can afford to eat this cookie (or whatever) because I've been really, really good for so long." One cookie turns into a whole box of cookies, which turns into feeling depressed, which turns into giving up, which turns into starting all over. What a vicious vicious cycle.

Following any specific plan: Counting calories - I can't really imagine cutting anything out of my diet entirely. Also, kicking myself in the *** and actually exercising AND trying to keep a lid on those binges.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: 3FC of course and some mysterious sort of motivation. I don't know where it came from, but it's welcome to stay.

swandive81
01-08-2009, 10:59 PM
First name: Robyn

Geographical location: New York, NY

Age: 27

Marital Status: Living with boyfriend

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Marketing manager for good housekeeping magazine

Pets: I am a huge dog lover, but live in a teeny tiny nyc apartment!!

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking; Baking; Bicycling; Chinatown; Barbeques; waterslides; state fairs; street fairs; world's fairs; the Jersey Shore; Coney Island

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 5, 2009

Starting Weight: 156

Present Weight: 156

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I'm really skeptical since I've never successfully done this before!!! I am also a huge foodie... I love to cook and to try new restaurants and cuisines. And I really like to nosh :)

Following any specific plan: South Beach Diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a great support system... my coworkers and I have started a biggest loser competition at work, and we're all incredibly supportive of one another

Anything else you would like to share with us: Happy to be here :)

AmberStar
01-09-2009, 02:25 PM
First name: Amber

Geographical location: NC

Age: 24

Marital Status: Waiting to be Engaged

Occupation: Office Coordinator

Pets: Bailey- Jack Russel Terrier

Hobbies/Interests: Football, Movies, Parties

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/ Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/2009

Starting Weight: 147

Present Weight: 146

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not snacking and eating fastfood

Following any specific plan: Trying to eat healthy

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: pills, exercise

Anything else you would like to share with us: My twin sister is getting married in June in Jamaica so I have to look good being I am the maid of honor. We aren't identical but if I lost 27 pounds we would look a lot more alike and I hope I can do it this year. I have a boyfriend that is saving up money for a ring so I also have my wedding to plan for!

erynn1010
01-09-2009, 03:13 PM
First name: Erynn

Geographical location: Hutchinson, Kansas

Age: 28

Marital Status: Married

Occupation: Nursing

Pets: 2 Dogs - Brock & Baxter, 3 Turtles - Ozzy, Izzy & Lizzy, 2 Oscars - Wolowitz & Koothrappali, 1 Frog - Leonard, 1 Plecostamous - Sheldon, 1 Betta - Krabby Patty Deluxe

Hobbies/Interests: Crafting, Gardening, Hanging with the family.

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Brown for both

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/6/2009

Starting Weight: 200

Present Weight: 198.6

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My weird schedule since I work night shift.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've tried pills, & cutting out certain foods, but I think this time will work because I'm doing it more as a life change & teaching my family more healthy choices too, not looking at it as a diet.

ford4life69
01-09-2009, 09:57 PM
First name:Connie

Geographical location: West Texas

Age: 28 in a few weeks

Marital Status: i think he's figuring it out

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: accounts receivable

Pets: :( can't have my heeler in a tiny apt....

Hobbies/Interests: my pickup, computer, etc

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: signed up dec 31

Starting Weight: 230

Present Weight: 224.5

Goal Weight: abt 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: i work at a distributor of candy and tobacco mostly - there are FREE samples EVERYWHERE and when you're broke, you take free when it comes around.

Following any specific plan: Metabolic Research Center

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i'm determined to stick with it and i believe it'll work this time!!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: finding this forum is what gave me that last push to go ahead and join... lookin forward to getting where i want to be!!!!

sharpie89
01-09-2009, 11:00 PM
First name: Bethany (bunny)

Geographical location: Illinois DeKalb county

Age: 19-almost 20

Marital Status: engaged

Children/Ages: I take care of my little sisters, with my mom so I talk about them alot, they just turned 15 and I have another sister who lives with my dad she is 17

Occupation: Student, I am attending CNA school, and I will hopefully become a RN, then on to MSN in womens health/midwifery

Pets: I have two rabbits one is a normal cage rabbit, Thumper. The other is about 12LB, English lop, Hugh Hefner, he is litter box trained, and gets full run of the house. I also take care of my Fiances cat Pear...we love her, she is a weird cat...never really was a cat person...I have two dogs as well...two miniature schnauzers, Jack and Cole. There real brothers.

Hobbies/Interests: I love cooking, baking, crafting, driving, going on vacation, shopping, swimming.

Height: 5'7 3/4 yes it matters...I need it it helps me try to stay a bit taller then my sisters.

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel, and Dark brown hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/5/09

Starting Weight: 289

Present Weight: 288

Goal Weight: 175-150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have to become motivated, and I don't have too many people to hang with, or talk with about this so that's hard. I also love!! food!!

Following any specific plan: I am hoping to start Weight Watchers tomorrow, and I will be trying to do the biggest looser, fitness plan.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have someone to share it with, my Fiance Matt...he loves me no matter what, but I want to loose the weight so that when we get married I dont have to pay 300.00 $$ extra to buy a plus size dress, and so that he can carry me over the threshold of our house, with out him dropping me. (and hey it cant be bad for our intimacy!! lol)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love cooking, and food, and I love life. Up until now it did not bother me that I was over weight, but now that I am getting older I want to take better care of myself, and have a healthier year, leading to a healthier life. I just need a little help getting there.

kims1984
01-09-2009, 11:17 PM
First name: Kimberly

Geographical location:Florida

Age:24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Hopefully one day!

Occupation: Vet Tech going to school to be a nurse.

Pets: Jack Russell-Cheyenne, Lab- Brandie, 2 cats- Mamma Kitty and Simba, 3 sugar gliders- Dinky, Dupree, and JoJo, 2 rabbits- Dusty and Jill, and 1 turtle- Crush.

Hobbies/Interests: I love to bowl and play putt-putt. Go camping and the movies. I love to play my Guitar!

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown Hair and Blue eyes.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today January 9, 2009

Starting Weight: 294

Present Weight: Same

Goal Weight: 150lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Losing the weight and keeping it off.

Following any specific plan: Not yet.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I relise that I need to lose the weight so I do not have health problems in the future.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Not at the moment.

sharpie89
01-09-2009, 11:31 PM
First name: Bethany (bunny)

Geographical location: Illinois DeKalb county

Age: 19-almost 20

Marital Status: engaged

Children/Ages: I take care of my little sisters, with my mom so I talk about them alot, they just turned 15 and I have another sister who lives with my dad she is 17

Occupation: Student, I am attending CNA school, and I will hopefully become a RN, then on to MSN in womens health/midwifery

Pets: I have two rabbits one is a normal cage rabbit, Thumper. The other is about 12LB, English lop, Hugh Hefner, he is litter box trained, and gets full run of the house. I also take care of my Fiances cat Pear...we love her, she is a weird cat...never really was a cat person...I have two dogs as well...two miniature schnauzers, Jack and Cole. There real brothers.

Hobbies/Interests: I love cooking, baking, crafting, driving, going on vacation, shopping, swimming.

Height: 5'7 3/4 yes it matters...I need it it helps me try to stay a bit taller then my sisters.

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel, and Dark brown hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/5/09

Starting Weight: 289

Present Weight: 288

Goal Weight: 175-150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have to become motivated, and I don't have too many people to hang with, or talk with about this so that's hard. I also love!! food!!

Following any specific plan: I am hoping to start Weight Watchers tomorrow, and I will be trying to do the biggest looser, fitness plan.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have someone to share it with, my Fiance Matt...he loves me no matter what, but I want to loose the weight so that when we get married I dont have to pay 300.00 $$ extra to buy a plus size dress, and so that he can carry me over the threshold of our house, with out him dropping me. (and hey it cant be bad for our intimacy!! lol)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love cooking, and food, and I love life. Up until now it did not bother me that I was over weight, but now that I am getting older I want to take better care of myself, and have a healthier year, leading to a healthier life. I just need a little help getting there.

GlamourVVhore
01-10-2009, 12:02 AM
First name: Dee

Geographical location: Atlanta, GA

Age: 23

Marital Status: Pimpin. No, I'm just playing.. LOL! In a relationship

Children/Ages: I have 3 four-legged kids age 2, 1.5, and 6 months

Occupation: certified bum

Pets: 3 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Make-up/Cosmetics, Music, Animals

Height: 5'1

Eye/Hair Color: Black/Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 3, 2008

Starting Weight: 193

Present Weight: 187

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My boyfriend! He supports me and all... but damn him for eating all those juicy burgers and fried chicken in my face. *******!

Following any specific plan: 1200 calories a day, no meals after 7 -Plain and SIMPLE.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm actually sticking to it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I hate exercising.

skirsten1989
01-10-2009, 10:01 PM
First name: Kirsten

Geographical location: Michigan

Age: 20

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: No children!

Occupation: Marketing and sales

Pets: A dog and two cats, whom I adore!

Hobbies/Interests: Love shopping, singing, and spending time with friends and family

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: eye color is hazel, and hair is dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: may 2008

Starting Weight: 190

Present Weight: 165

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I can't seem to get motivated

Following any specific plan: Right now I am trying to do weight watchers, and exercising about 4 times a week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I actually want to stick to it, I have always said oh i will do it but never did. Now I really want to do it and see results

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am really excited to start with this and begin losing weight and keep it off!

bakerygrl
01-10-2009, 10:21 PM
First name: Lisa

Geographical location:Tampa, FL

Age:21

Marital Status:in a relationship

Children/Ages:none

Occupation:student/cake decorater

Pets:dog

Hobbies/Interests:playing music, arts and crafts

Height:5'7"

Eye/Hair Color:blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:01/06/09

Starting Weight:295

Present Weight:295

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:not tasting things at the bakery I work in

Following any specific plan:weight loss clinic

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:this is not some fad diet my mom is shoving down my throat

Anything else you would like to share with us: GO BULLS!!!

MaryEllen
01-11-2009, 12:08 AM
First name: Mary

Geographical location: Ann Arbor (ish), Michigan

Age: 21

Marital Status: Very single

Children/Ages: None yet

Occupation: Full-time student, Head Cashier at Home Depot

Pets: One dog

Hobbies/Interests: All sorts of music, all sorts of sports, history, learning German, reading, Sudoku, video games, lifting weights

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: My whole life but I started this change on 1-8-09

Starting Weight: 315 (at its highest)

Present Weight: 290

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Not eating so much pasta, finding the time to work out and believing in what I'm doing.

Following any specific plan: Fat Smash

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is the first diet (of the many I have been on) that I actually enjoy. I'm eating only healthy food and I'm not hungry.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have been the same weight (within 30 lbs) since the 8th grade. I have back and knee problems, I go to a chiropractor and I've had high blood pressure since I was 16. I am funned out and completely encouraged by this program. And this forum has been incredibly helpful in this process the last few days, so thank you all!

anmitche
01-11-2009, 01:18 PM
First name: Amy

Geographical location: IL

Age: 29

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: high school English teacher

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: reading, shopping, movies

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 2008

Starting Weight: 220

Present Weight: 215.4

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Cutting out soda. I CRAVE Mt. Dew. Also, adding in veggies. I can't stand them. Never have been able to. Believing in myself, and knowing that I can do it.

Following any specific plan: cutting calories and working out more

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have really committed myself this time. Started a blog, joined this website, and told all of my family and friends.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm afraid I won't be able to do it.

JadeBlue14
01-11-2009, 06:14 PM
First name: Miranda

Geographical location: Philly area

Age: 22

Marital Status: 2.5 year relationship

Children/Ages: nope

Occupation: full time student, test proctor, free lance arty person

Pets: 3 couch potato bulldogs who are lazier than I am.

Hobbies/Interests: theater, movies, make up, special effects, animals, playing with the puppies, painting, goofing off with the boy, the internet

Height: 5'3" ish

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/ dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time, January 1st 2009

Starting Weight: 150

Present Weight: 145.75

Goal Weight: 125 for now. I'll see how my body feels when I get there.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: French fries and sticking to the exercise when I get busy. Not getting discouraged when I plateu (sp?)

Following any specific plan: using Fitday to keep track of everything. Eating between 1220 and 1550 calories a day. Starting a cardio routine and beefing up my free weights.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm doing the cardio and really exercising, instead of just cutting back on what I eat. I don't just want to lose weight. I want to be healthy.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm always amazed how much better I feel after i exercise for a while.

mystyblue85
01-11-2009, 08:38 PM
First name: Cee

Geographical location: MD

Age: 23

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 kids, ages 5 and 2

Occupation: Customer Service Rep, Full Time Student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: bowling and reading

Height: 5-8

Eye/Hair Color: eyes brown, hair brown (this week)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 2008 (this time)

Starting Weight: 284

Present Weight: 277

Goal Weight: 180 (1st goal) 165 (second goal)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating

Following any specific plan: a mixture of slimfast and lean cuisine and my own exercise plan

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I want it so bad I can taste it; it fills me up and consumes me; makes me so full, I put the ice cream away...:dizzy:

Anything else you would like to share with us:

PeatrixPotter
01-12-2009, 03:29 AM
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First name: Lydiann

Geographical location: Valley Village, CA (Los Angeles area)

Age: 28

Marital Status: living with a SO

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: a not yet licensed attorney

Pets: 2 cats that I worship named Baloo and Pickles Sorel

Hobbies/Interests: Astrology (pisces), nature, water, cards, board games, reading, hiking, etc.

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Since I was 14

Starting Weight: most recently 160, but I have been as heavy as 180 and as low as 105

Present Weight: 152.6

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binging, compulsive eating, nighttime/boredom snacking

Following any specific plan: WW, vegetarian

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm using this site for support and just in the few days that I've been on it, it has khelped me tremendously! I think it's that boredom issue because carousing this site is fun and takes my mind off eating.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Chronic dieter looking for stability and consistency :)

bdane
01-12-2009, 03:43 PM
First name:Brittani

Geographical location: West Texas (Fort Stockton)

Age:23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: someday

Occupation: Teacher

Pets: Mattie (dog)

Hobbies/Interests: Sports, movies, dancing, tv shows, lake, river

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/ Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 2006

Starting Weight:190

Present Weight:160

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Moving

Following any specific plan: basic LA weightloss

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm single and need a man. I also want to look HOT in my bikini this summer!

sabrinaforless
01-12-2009, 04:06 PM
First name: Sabrina

Geographical location: Los Angeles, California (USA) - Doh, I know.

Age: 23

Marital Status: I have a boyfriend of 2 years.

Children/Ages: No kids for me, thanks though! :P

Occupation: Full-time student, though I'm looking for an office job as well.

Pets: Zilch.

Hobbies/Interests: I always copy and paste this one --
In my spare time I like to play video games (mostly PC), watch movies (a lot of movies, if you have any recommendations let me know!), and read news - a lot of tech and gizmo stuff. Other things that I find of interest are: haircare, tennis, golf, travel, foreign culture, and MONOPOLY the boardgame. I really enjoy trying new things.

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Aw man my eyes are beautiful! lol Jk... sorta. :P You know, I don't really stare at myself in the mirror or anything but about 3/4 days ago I took some ECU shots and MAN - MANN!!! My eyes are pretty attractive for brown. :P Hair color is dark brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sunday, January 11th.

Starting Weight: 233LBS

Present Weight: 228LBS

Goal Weight: 170/160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating the right foods. I love pizza and I love potatoes, oh and I absolutely go crazy for sugary cookies or cakes. Bah, it's horrible. Not big on candy though. Also if the food is kept out of the house I'm okay. I don't go shopping for cookies and cakes normally. I'd like to start eating healthier and I'm hoping to stay away with highly processed foods.

Following any specific plan: Right now I'm doing detox. Not sure if I'm going to stick with it for 6 days, I'd like to detox longer. I haven't really felt a whole lot of difference. Lost the 5LBS that I gained during Christmas. After Detox I'm thinking of either going on low-calorie intake, Atkins or Weight Watchers.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Mmm... I haven't cheated so far. :P

Anything else you would like to share with us: GL to everyone! AND if you live near LA, it would be so great to find some chicks to work out with!! <3

ebem1981
01-13-2009, 12:30 AM
First name: Emily

Geographical location: Nashville, TN

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: nope

Occupation: Sales Manager

Pets: Sadly, none.

Hobbies/Interests: Creating mosaics, movies, writing, reading, knitting.

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 5, 2008

Starting Weight: Not sure right now

Present Weight: Not sure of that either

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I'm recovering from bulimia, and my biggest hurdle is staying away from the guilt induced binge-purge cycles.

Following any specific plan: Right now, I'm trying the Slim in 6 program.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm actually publicly documenting my journey in an online blog. It feels different to be accountable to something - I feel much more aware.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm really excited to make new friends and be supportive to those who are in the same boat as I am.

Medea5
01-13-2009, 08:12 AM
First name: Robin

Geographical location: Vista, Ca (northern San Diego County)

Age: 20

Marital Status: Engaged!!*

Children/Ages: 0 thank goodness

Occupation: Lazy *******/ Fashion Design student

Pets: 1 cat named Leo, my baby boy <3

Hobbies/Interests: partying like a rockstar, going to local concerts and supporting local bands, after parties, hanging out with friends, random adventures, cartoons, my cat, sleeping

Height: 5'1" Short people rule!

Eye/Hair Color: Dark dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time around 1/12

Starting Weight:221

Present Weight:221

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stop being lazy and exercise

Following any specific plan: not really

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Taking things slow instead of starting everything full force all at once.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Looking for a buddy so hit me up!

Rebecca85
01-13-2009, 10:55 AM
First name:Rebecca

Geographical location:Arizon

Age:23

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages:not yet

Occupation:none at the moment

Pets:A rabit Lilly and a Bird Cloud

Hobbies/Interests:Writing, Reading

Height:Not sure I think 5'5 ish

Eye/Hair Color:Brown and Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:not sure but I thnk im like 275+

Starting Weight:arond 275

Present Weight:just starting this so 275

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Chocolate! and my own lack of will power

Following any specific plan:WW

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Have a partner who is helping me who has done this with resalts

Anything else you would like to share with us: Im doing this for me, I have never been thin. I have always been OW and I'm tired of hating myself for it.

OperationNewRegime
01-13-2009, 02:43 PM
First name: Tanya

Geographical location: Saskatchewan

Age: 22

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Girl-4 months

Occupation: Maternity leave, but before that I was in retail

Pets: 3 cats! If I wasn't married I would be considered the crazy cat lady.

Hobbies/Interests: Taking care of my daughter. TV. Reading

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today. Jan 13

Starting Weight: 153

Present Weight: 153

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Losing weight in a healthy way and sticking to it.

Following any specific plan: Nope. Just eat healthier food and move more.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to be as healthy as I can so that I can be a good role model for my daughter.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have this weird obsession with Richard Simmons. I don't know what it is. It could be his big frizzy hair, his sparkly outfits or those awesome dance moves.

klambeth82
01-13-2009, 03:58 PM
First name:Kayla

Geographical location: Vidor

Age:26

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:1 Boy, Kyler 4 years old;1 girl, Davilynne 9 months old

Occupation: Stay at home mom

Pets:none

Hobbies/Interests:I love to cook (go figure :), go to the movies, listening to music, and of course just hanging out with my kids and my husband

Height:5'2"

Eye/Hair Color:blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:February 12, 2009

Starting Weight:268

Present Weight:268

Goal Weight:120-130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:My biggest hurdle will be overcoming temptation, you know watching everyone in the house eating whatever they can get their hands on (and not gain a pound!) while I am eating everything thats good for me.

Following any specific plan:I have reversed my eating, counting calories, and exercising daily

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am determined to stick to it, before I wasn't really motivated, it was something that I needed to do not wanted to do...but now I WANT to do it!

Anything else you would like to share with us:

sws19
01-13-2009, 08:20 PM
First name:Susie
Geographical location: Brooklyn

Age:28

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Not yet

Occupation: research analyst

Pets:Pork Chop - gray and white crazy kitteh, Odysseus - gray and white smart kitteh

Hobbies/Interests: cooking, eating, hanging out with friends, going out, music

Height:5'4"

Eye/Hair Color:brown/black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: late October 2008

Starting Weight:176

Present Weight:161.5

Goal Weight:120-130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:binging and sticking with workout routine. sometimes i do well for a time but when i fall off, i fall hard. i have a hard time keeping up with the gym routine because i hate the actual working out but love the feeling afterwards.

Following any specific plan: *trying* to count calories. just signed up for fitday.com yesterday, so we'll see how that goes. going to the gym some. so far only about 2 or 3 times a week. do 4 miles run, 1/2 mile walk, and some free weights.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am sick of being so fat and feeling bad about myself. i am always the fattest person in pictures of friends and family. i want to be able to even fit into my fat jeans again. and then ditch them for smaller jeans.

Anything else you would like to share with us: i really want this to be the time! i also am trying to quit smoking.

jerzygal
01-14-2009, 11:26 PM
First name:

Geographical location: Virginia

Age: 26

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages:

Occupation: teacher

Pets: 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests:

Height: 5' 5"

Eye/Hair Color:

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan. 2008

Starting Weight: 198 lbs.

Present Weight: 183 lbs.

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating, fatigue

Following any specific plan:

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Back2Me
01-15-2009, 05:25 AM
First name: Tracy

Geographical location: Vancouver, BC

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: contract has just finished (previously, marketing/events planning)

Pets: 1 cute, fat Siamese cat :)

Hobbies/Interests: ex-food addict (hopefully), coffee, reading, tv watching

Height: 5 ft

Eye/Hair Color: brown, dark brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 15, 2009 (hopefully)

Starting Weight: 126 pounds

Present Weight: 126 pounds

Goal Weight: 115 pounds

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating; addicted to food

Following any specific plan: not sure yet? any ideas for me?

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am on this site, hopefully to be accountable to myself and all of you! :)
Anything else you would like to share with us: I feel like giving up on myself, but I really want to try and give myself hope for this new 2009! Please support me!

xolvxo
01-15-2009, 09:48 AM
First name: Laura

Geographical location: Cleveland, OH

Age: 22

Marital Status: Lovely Boyfriend of 2 years

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Administrative Secretary

Pets: 1 yellow lab named Dutch

Hobbies/Interests: Trying new things, going out to eat, dancing, running, biking & reading.

Height: 5 feet

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde/Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 13th, 2008

Starting Weight: 142.4

Present Weight: 138.4

Goal Weight:125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Patience. I find myself eating more than I need to, because I cant' wait for a meal. I find that I cannot wait to lose weight. I lose 3 pounds, work out, gain 1. I build muscle, lose inches, yet cannot wait for that looming number to go down.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have not been committed before, with a realistic goals. I plan to be down to 125, at least, by June 1. That gives me 15 pounds over 6 months- approximately 2.5 lbs per month. Vegas here I come!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm always looking for good music to run to!! : )

LunaValkyrie
01-15-2009, 12:27 PM
First name: Erynn

Geographical location: CT / USA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Married-Happily So!

Children/Ages:None

Occupation: Graphic Designer / UE

Pets: Kitty -Jack

Hobbies/Interests: Health and Nutrition (obsession now) -Anime, Video Games, Fantasy Audio Books

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Ges I joined 5 years ago, and it started before that.... :/

Starting Weight: (dont remember) 189 was my highest

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 147

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: PCOS/Endometriosis --Feeling like crap on the meds.

Following any specific plan: Commonsense diet... aka I like to call it, cut the crap, diet. Mostly organic where I can, little meat, but well balanced, no FF, no candy (except when i cheat--I try to limit to once per month, if not at all).

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have my wii fit <3 Nothing can motivate me more than video games!! Haha!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Im here for support and fun during my journey!!

tarryn
01-15-2009, 11:29 PM
First name: Tarryn

Geographical location: Gold Coast, Australia

Age: 20

Marital Status: Boyfriend of 1 +1/2 yrs

Children/Ages: noope

Occupation: Receptionist and Personal assitant

Pets: 1 Jack russel- Lucy and one cat- soxy

Hobbies/Interests: Riding my bike, going to the beach, parties, shopping!

Height: 5 foot 8

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde/Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: ooo october some time!

Starting Weight: 200.2 / 91kg

Present Weight: 173.8 / 79kg

Goal Weight: 143 / 65kg

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: cookies brownies ect...hehe

Following any specific plan: Wholefoods bit of calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:if i dont do this i will die of some overweight related disease

Anything else you would like to share with us: My ultimate goal is to look the best at my 21st birthday party on july 23rd.. in a smokin tight dress!!

stephyk
01-16-2009, 01:36 PM
First name:Stephanie

Geographical location:Ontario, Canada

Age:25

Marital Status:married-2.5 years

Children/Ages: 1 - 6 month old baby girl

Occupation: stay at home mom for the next few months

Pets:1 cat- Lola

Hobbies/Interests: reading, internet, hanging out with my husband and my daughter,

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: eyes- green hair-blondish/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time...January 1 2009

Starting Weight:228

Present Weight:228

Goal Weight:160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: keeping on track. I give up really easily. I LOVE sweets!

Following any specific plan: 30 minutes of daily exercise, and eating sensibly

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I was organizing my closet and realized all of the great clothes that I have. I then told myself that I can't afford to keep buying clothes every time I out grow mine! I have fantastic clothes if I could just loose the weight to get back into them! I also see how difficult it is to lose baby weight..so I want to be at a good weight before we decide to have another baby...so losing weight is motivation in that sense...

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love coming to this site even if it is just to read...I love hearing huge success stories...make me realize how possible it is to do this!

freckfrecks
01-17-2009, 02:08 PM
First name: Frecks

Geographical location: MI

Age: 29

Marital Status: single, single, single

Children/Ages: nope

Occupation: Sped Teacher

Pets: love animals, none right now

Hobbies/Interests: NPR, anything outside, reading

Height:5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: hazelish, red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: many, but today officially

Starting Weight: 285

Present Weight: 285

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: time/fast food

Following any specific plan: none

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:
p.S. I would really like to post that cute loss tracker graphic, but alas I have 22 more post to make untill I can use it!

LucyFM
01-17-2009, 03:00 PM
First name: Lucy

Geographical location: Cornwall, UK

Age: 20

Marital Status: Living with my lovely boyfriend of 1yr+

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation:Quantity Surveyor

Pets: A little black lionhead rabbit called Guinness:D

Hobbies/Interests: Not a lot really, I hope that will change though!

Height:6'1

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 16th January 2009

Starting Weight: 222lb

Present Weight: 221lb

Goal Weight: 170(ish)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Lack of commitment, and living with a man who can eat what he wants!!

Following any specific plan:Not really, portion control, more exercise and healthier choices

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I mean it this time, honest!

Anything else you would like to share with us:Please help keep me motivated!!

lovestruck
01-17-2009, 07:09 PM
First name: Jen

Geographical location: D.C. area

Age: 19 (20 next month)

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student/Graphic Design Assistant (at school) and Web Design Intern (at home)

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Graphic and web design, field hockey (which I need to start playing again to get into shape), writing, reading, spending time with my boyfriend, and art.

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 2008

Starting Weight: 155

Present Weight: 151

Goal Weight: 120 (Ideal is 115)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting started and horrible endurance. My boyfriend is also one of my obstacles. He has a fast metabolism and gets to enjoy food and will always try to get me to eat with him.

Following any specific plan: Gym: Cardio for 2 hours, Weightlifting for 30 minutes, and Sauna for 30 minutes (3 times a week). I'm attempting the 30 day shred workout by Jillian Michaels (2 times a week).

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm actually trying this time. There's no more, "just one more [insert fatty food here] can't hurt." I'm overweight and I need to change that. I want to look like how I did 2 years ago again.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Not at the moment :).

Carnivorousdaisy
01-17-2009, 09:46 PM
First name: Christina

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 19

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Nope, none anytime soon

Occupation: Student

Pets: 3 doggies and 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, art, pretty much anything creative :)

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 7th

Starting Weight: 170

Present Weight: 169

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my genetics and love of food

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past I wasn't going about it in the healthiest way and I was a low carb enthusiast. I soon realized however that fast weightloss isn't everything if I'm not doing it healthily

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love my chocolate :D

TriciaIsMe
01-18-2009, 08:36 PM
First name: Tricia

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Customer Service Rep

Pets: A 11-month old Chow mix.

Hobbies/Interests: Poetry, photography, sports, movies, karaoke.

Height: 5'0"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/16/09

Starting Weight: 199lbs

Present Weight: 199lbs

Goal Weight: 120lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Keeping myself motivated and not procrastinating.

Following any specific plan: Plenty of exerise, cutting out bad and junk food, lots of vitamins.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I guess that I'm more desperate than I was before. Mainly due to risks of disease(genetic and non-genetic) and other health issues.

Anything else you would like to share with us: We all can reach our goals, just keep on keeping on! :hug:

muppetmummy
01-20-2009, 08:53 AM
First name: Sue

Geographical location: Scotland

Age: 28

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: 2 boys aged 6 and 9 months

Occupation: Admin assistant

Pets: 1 ginger cat called Kane

Hobbies/Interests: reading, eating, music

Height: 5ft 1

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1st Jan 2009

Starting Weight: 179

Present Weight: 175

Goal Weight: 112

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stop the comfort eating!

Following any specific plan: weight watchers online

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a wedding dress to fit into! Getting married June 2009

Anything else you would like to share with us: :dizzy:

WakeMeForSummer
01-20-2009, 07:47 PM
First name: Leslie, Les

Geographical location: Whitmore Lake, MI, US

Age: 26

Marital Status: Married for 2 monthes !

Children/Ages: None yet!

Occupation: Recreational Therapist (I play board games with Alzheimer's patients all day..haha)

Pets: 2 cats (Sami and Davis) and a Moose/Dog, Duke

Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, Camping, Being outside, Scrapbooking, Music, Card Games..

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time? a little after Christmas-- December 27 or 28th?

Starting Weight: 252.8

Present Weight: 244

Goal Weight: 98lbs? haha... lets start with 215, that's what I weighed when I met my husband.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercise... yuck.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers (online-- I have no interest in meetings, that what I come to 3FC for!)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not sure? I've never done weight watchers before, so far it seems pretty sustainable. I like that I can still have a beer now and then. I'm taking it slow.. trying to not stress about it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've gained and lost the same 50 or so lbs for the majority of my adult life, so dieting for me is no real radical thing-- I feel like I've been dieting since middle school. I spent the last year planning a wedding and unlike most brides who work really hard to lost weight before their wedding, I managed to pack it on. I also live on the beach-- if that's not motovation, I don't know what is.

eyereenahmahree
01-23-2009, 03:06 PM
First name: Irina

Geographical location: Austin Tx! :D

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none.

Occupation: Florist or petal pusher as i like to call it.

Pets: 2 cats my roommate also has 2 cats. they dont get along

Hobbies/Interests: photography is my life, sewing, reading, biking, crafting, gardening

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 18th 2009

Starting Weight: im not sure. i tossed the scale, it was making me neurotic. But i do know im a size 16 pants. so id say.. 200 ish.

Present Weight: see above :)

Goal Weight: i just want to fit into a single size. maybe an 8?? im guessing about 130 ish.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: accountability. and making sure my size goes down, not up.

Following any specific plan: cardio for 45 min or a little longer, depending on how much energy i have. but no less than 45 min. i have started writing down everything that i eat.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: my age. it scares me a little. although i am still in my 20's i am closer to 30. i listen to my elders, they say its harder to get the weight off the older you get.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Sure!!!

in addition to above, i believe in numerology, so for my age, when reduced, is 9. its the end of a cycle. this year i should complete things or accept them for what they are, embrace them and move on.

i have been struggling for at least a decade with self acceptance and weight loss and it truly exhausting. i am learning to love myself more and more everyday, only its hard when i see extra fluff in the mirror, KNOWING there is a healthier, skinnier me inside who is dying to show her finely tuned curves off.

i struggle with accountability the most, especially when the going gets rough. plus i secretly aspire to wear a bikini on the beach, in my hometown. Wo0t!! :carrot:

BlueFlick
01-27-2009, 09:54 AM
First name: Ashley

Geographical location: Saskatchewan, Canada

Age: 23

Marital Status: long-distance relationship

Children/Ages: I consider my two cats my children

Occupation: Paralegal

Pets: 2 cats - Blue who is 1 and Flick who is 1 and 4 months

Hobbies/Interests: Paint Shop, Graphics design etc.

Height: 5'10"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Green eyes, dark brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 1!

Starting Weight: 220

Present Weight: 220

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Exercise and like it

Following any specific plan: doin the points thing

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My sister is going to be my gym buddy, and one of my friends is my eat right buddy! I've always tried to do it quietly, so at least I have some people this time. I'm also challenging my mother to see who can lose the most!

steph213
01-27-2009, 11:17 AM
First name: Stephanie

Geographical location: Illinois

Age: 21

Marital Status: boyfriend of 1.5 years

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: full time student--soon to be grad student (mechanical/biomedical engineering!)

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: cooking/baking, my sorority, and i really love to play sports, but school seems to have gotten in the way the past few years

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/20/09

Starting Weight: 161

Present Weight: 156.4

Goal Weight: 130? 125? (although i think 125 might be getting kind of low with my bone structure... we'll see when i get down around there)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being in college! the schedule, the stress, the food, you name it

Following any specific plan: just trying to figure out what works for me now... going to different classes at our rec center and eating right

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: ;)

ashelaine
01-27-2009, 10:57 PM
First name: Ashley

Geographical location: Dallas, Texas!

Age: 23

Marital Status: VERY Single

Children/Ages: Daughter, Eva- age 2.

Occupation: EX- Accountant current Nursing School Student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: Live Music!! Dancing, hanging out with my friends, doing "guy stuff" like working on cars or fishing!

Height: 4'11 1/2" When you're this short- that half is a big deal!

Eye/Hair Color: Dark Brown- Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1.20.09- Bush left Office- and I decided it was time for me to amke a change too ;)

Starting Weight: Ugh- 224.4!!!!!

Present Weight: 219.4!

Goal Weight: 135... I may be short- but I want my curves!

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love food. I'm from the south- we eat crap all the time! Every family function involves food- and nothing good either! Chicken Fired Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Mac and Cheese!

Following any specific plan: Jenny Craig

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I'm sick of being this way. My family has horrible health, and I know I'm jsut slowly putting myself in an early grave. And- well- I'm sick of being the short funny fat girl.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I look forward to getting to know you guys!!

kayleystar
01-28-2009, 03:39 AM
First name: Kayley

Geographical location: Michigan, US

Age: 22

Marital Status: Boyfriend of 4 years.

Children/Ages: None.

Occupation: Full Time Student

Pets: 2 Cats; Buster & Sassy

Hobbies/Interests: Going to shows (concerts), Travel, Crafty Things.

Height: 5'4-5'5....somewhere around there.

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Back in 2005; Lost, re-gained, and re-started in October of 2008.

Starting Weight: 380. Yikes! :(

Present Weight: 356

Goal Weight: 200

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: SNACKING! :(

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm following a plan I can actually follow for the rest of my life!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nothing at the moment.

PiXiEgAL
01-28-2009, 02:28 PM
First name: Chloe

Geographical location: Plainfield, IL

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: nurse's aide/college student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: Japanese/Korean culture, Jrock, graphic arts, reading books, baking

Height: 5"3.5'

Eye/Hair Color: dark brown/dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/2008

Starting Weight: Ugh- 205.5

Present Weight: 183

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My mom's Valenciana T-T they are so good and of course chocolates....when i start eating it, 90% i dont go back to the wagon so i really want to change that

Following any specific plan: none, just making sure my sodium intake is at healthy range

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am more motivated and determined to finally lose weight...not just for the outside....but of course for my gain of confidence and to finally be healthy.

Anything else you would like to share with us: nothing really but i really look forward to becoming friends with everyone ^^

aqueous18
01-28-2009, 11:08 PM
First name: Kelly

Geographical location: Southern California

Age: 21

Marital Status: Long-Term Relationship

Children/Ages:None

Occupation: Dog Trainer

Pets: 1 Fat Cat, 1 Chihuahua, a Bearded Dragon, and two grumpy snakes

Hobbies/Interests: Music, creative writing, Kung Fu, movies, guitar

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: black hair, normally brown eyes but I wear turquoise contacts

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I'll give the date for this one: 1/28/09 But I've been battling my whole life!

Starting Weight: 162

Present Weight: 162

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:belly and butt fat!

Following any specific plan: no idea

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know I can do it

Anything else you would like to share with us: Help! lol

blackbeltchica19
01-30-2009, 03:33 AM
First name: Roya

Geographical location: Colorado

Age: 19...ya, ya i know close enough to 20 though!

Marital Status: in a relationship

Children/Ages: None yet

Occupation: EMT and College student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: Martial Arts, my job, scrapbooking, spending time with friends and family

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: a while ago

Starting Weight: 198

Present Weight: 161.6

Goal Weight: 135-145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: TIME...lack there of

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers, Power 90, 3FC!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have different motivations...

Anything else you would like to share with us: not at the moment

tkm256
01-31-2009, 02:53 PM
First name: Tamara

Geographical location: Indiana

Age: Soon-to-be-21

Marital Status: Boyfriend of c. 2 years

Occupation: MLS Student (technically finishing up Bio BS now)

Pets: One ultra-hyper kitty

Hobbies/Interests: knitting, hiking, dancing around to europop, playing video games (I don't like the gory stuff, though)

Height: 5' 2"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sometime around 3rd grade....

Starting Weight: 145 (highest in life: 160-something)

Present Weight: 133

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: lactose intolerance and a sensitive stomach lining

Following any specific plan: I strictly adhere to the Tamara plan--what my body asks for I give it

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In my teens I went to extremes to keep my weight ridiculously low. Now I'm taking it much easier, focusing on exercise and food choices instead of starving myself.

Prscarlet
01-31-2009, 11:18 PM
First name: Dyalma

Geographical location: FL

Age: 22

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Student

Pets: 1 golden retriever and an orange taby cat

Hobbies/Interests: playing piano, hooping, music, movies, books

Height: 5ft 5 inches

Eye/Hair Color: brown/black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:01/27/09

Starting Weight:315

Present Weight: 312

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying motivated

Following any specific plan: no

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am doing it the right way no more fad diets/starving myself

Freyja
02-01-2009, 10:42 AM
First name: Amy.

Geographical location: Ireland.

Age: 21.

Marital Status: In a relationship.

Children/Ages: None.

Occupation: Student.

Pets: A cheeky little West Highland Terrier called Nobi.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, web design, music, movies etc.

Height: 5ft 7inches.

Eye/Hair colour: Blue/Black.

Starting date of weight loss journey: February 1st 2009 (today!)

Starting weight: 180.

Present weight: 180.

Goal weight: 140.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Motivating myself to exercise and shrink those portion sizes!

Following any specific plan: Not at the moment.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want a healthy lifestyle. I want to do this, and maintain it for the rest of my life. I’m doing it for myself, and for all the right reasons, plus I’m incredibly determined :).

LaLaLauren
02-02-2009, 06:04 PM
First name: Lauren

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 19 (close enough to 20!)

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Student

Pets: Guinea pig

Hobbies/Interests: Internet things such as social news, journalistic things, reading (magazines, novels, non-fiction, anything really)

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/green and brunette

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan. 26

Starting Weight: 275

Present Weight: 266.2

Goal Weight: 180, but ultimately around 130-140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I'm used to rewarding myself with treats, I need to find a replacement!

Following any specific plan: Good old calorie counting.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I'm actively seeking support, such as 3FC! I also bought my own scale with the fancy body fat and BMI readings.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Not really :D

Msahaller
02-02-2009, 06:51 PM
First name: Alicia

Geographical location: Everett (AKA Ever-rot) Washington State

Age: 27

Marital Status: Cohabitating

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Automotive Field

Pets: Axl the Pup

Hobbies/Interests: Music, Sci-fi, Politics, Hangin with my pup, family, reading. learning to play the guitar, singing, life

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan. 23rd

Starting Weight: It was 195 last time I weighed myself (a few months ago)

Present Weight: 195ish

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating, alcohol binges, making excuses, my tendancy to just give up

Following any specific plan: Not yet, I know what is good and what is bad for the most part.....I'm eating TONS of Veggies & Fruit, using common sense portion control, and staying away from anything overly processed.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am so DONE feeling the way I feel about weight, food, control, and my emotional and physical well-being in general.

Anything else you would like to share with us: :) Stay in Control :)

mizzaquarius
02-03-2009, 01:51 PM
First name: Tosha pronounced like (Tasha)
:jig:
Geographical location: Sacramento, California

Age: 23 but 24 in 2 days!! :woo:

Marital Status: In a Lovey Duvey Wuvey Relationship... sick... I know.

Children/Ages: No babies yet

Occupation: Debt Settlement/Negotiations

Pets: Bailey woo! My puppy

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, Painting, Drawing, Writing, Blogging, myspace, Snowboarding, working out... sometimes.

Height:5'1 and 1/2... haha... i am going to hold on to that 1/2

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January7th, 2009

Starting Weight:185.1 :moo:

Present Weight:180.1

Goal Weight:125.00 :hat:

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: FOOD>>> uh hello!! lol

Following any specific plan: I am doing Weight Watchers, because I can eat whatever I want, it's the portion control thing!!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am doing it for me. I am young and I should look and feel HOT!! I have been overweight since grade school, NO MORE EXCUSES!! This doesn't happen overnight and it's not magic. I know this! :wizard:

Anything else you would like to share with us:

I would love to have everyones support system supplement my own. I would like to get to know people with weight loss goals and I will take all the help I can get, and I will give all that I can give!! :grouphug:
Nice to meet ya'll! :flow2:

LoveAlwaysK
02-04-2009, 01:03 AM
First name: Kayleigh

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 19 (20 very soon)

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Business Owner

Pets: 2 english bulldogs(Molly & Tebow) 1 lab mix(Lucy) 1 boxer(Claire)

Hobbies/Interests: Racing, My Mazda Rx8, Reading, Web Design, Painting, & Sculpting

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 2007

Starting Weight: 182

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Living with a skinny fiance who can eat anything

Following any specific plan: Alli and watching my calorie intake

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Before I didnt have much to encourage me to lose the weight but now that my best friend and sister have had babies we are all a little chubby and doing it together.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I really enjoy reading this forum and everytime I feel a little discouraged I read the goals forum and it just pushes me through that hurdle.

mfreeman
02-05-2009, 04:35 AM
First name: Megan

Geographical location: Oklahoma

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: ZIP

Occupation: Emergency Room Tech

Pets: 2 Dogs golden Retriever and Bull Dog

Hobbies/Interests: Soccer,Reading, Friends, Family. when i get a chance outside of studying for school!

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Blue Eyes and I dye my hair a burgundy color

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb 2

Starting Weight: 185

Present Weight: 185

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Boredom... and I'm a social eater

Following any specific plan: Not really. Calorie counting and working out

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a support group of friends I talk with

Anything else you would like to share with us: JUST DO IT : Nike
:dizzy:

Missy09
02-06-2009, 12:31 AM
First name: Melissa

Geographical location: SC

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Assistant

Pets: 2 dogs and 2 parrots

Hobbies/Interests: animals, dog training, parrot training, reading, movies and video games.

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan. 22, 2009

Starting Weight: 365.6

Present Weight: 360.2

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Just changing how I view food and learning how to eat healthy

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I am making a serious effort and using a program that I know will work.

Anything else you would like to share with us: In addition to losing weight this year I am getting my life on track in other ways. I will finally be getting my driver's license and enrolling in college.

kalikat003
02-06-2009, 04:20 PM
First name: Alana

Geographical location: Toronto, ON

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: zero (thank goodness lol)

Occupation: Employment Counsellor - Helping people find jobs =]

Pets: 3 kitties Guzzy, Buddy & Dexter

Hobbies/Interests: I love going out with friends, bowling, watching movies, biking, camping, hiking =]

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb 4th

Starting Weight: 176.6

Present Weight: 175.5

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: !!! Wings! In all seriousness, I need to view food as not a means to comfort or get read of boredom. I find a lot of time that I eat is when I am bored or annoyed/sad!

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting and exercise =]

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My roommates are on board, so they wont be having a lot of junk food. Me realising that because I have been fat all my life, I have never felt comfortabe dating. I want that to change, I want to feel good about mysef when I am going out =]

Anything else you would like to share with us: I rule and so do you!

duinmiownthing
02-08-2009, 09:24 PM
Hey I just copy and pasted from the one I posted in another forum, but this one also applies to me!

Wow! Thanks for the outline that is incredibly helpful!

First name: Courtney

Geographical location: Virginia

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single and lovin it!

Children/Ages: none yet!

Occupation: Full time student / regular sub at an elementary school/ I work different programs with people of all ages with varying disabilities!

Pets: Well I have a dog named Tiffany, A cat named Mosephus, and Four Llamas named, Lorenzo, Leo, Lola, and Dolly...

Hobbies/Interests: I love reading and singing and hanging out with friends and family and working with my kids!

Height: 5'6" ish

Eye/Hair Color: Blue Eyes and Brown Hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Well I have been on this journey for several years, but I have officially started to change my life on Friday 2/6/09!

Starting Weight: 258

Present Weight:255.8

Goal Weight: 150 ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: getting active again and finding happiness in small goals!

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers Online

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time it just feels different. I need to change...

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am really excited to be here! :yay: :dance:

Shereel
02-08-2009, 09:32 PM
First name: Cheryl

Geographical location: New York City

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Graphic Designer

Pets: Cat, at home with parents

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, cooking, volunteering/charity work

Height: 5'6"


Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oct 08

Starting Weight: 161lbs

Present Weight: 148lbs

Goal Weight: 130lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: portion control

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: going to gym classes in addition to working out on my own

Anything else you would like to share with us:

jessicapina
02-09-2009, 04:10 PM
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: NYC

Age: 28

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 boys and 1 girl - 8, 3, 1

Occupation: Paralegal

Pets: none -- read above: married with 3 kids lol

Hobbies/Interests: Party planning

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/reddish brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: end of Jan 2009

Starting Weight:194

Present Weight:191

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:To actually stick with it and not quit once I start making some progress. Stop eating junk food and eating healthier

Following any specific plan:Calorie counting and eating healthier

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm just tired of wearing Spanx all the time...I want to be able to wear my clothes and feel great in them! Don't u agree??

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love who I am, I really do believe I'm a thick girl. I have accepted I will never be a size 0 however I still want to feel and look great in a size 7/8. Here's to being a size 7/8!!!

macky
02-11-2009, 11:19 AM
Hi kids! I've been around in the blogs for a little bit now (read: since January 1) but figured it was time to start actually, you know, talking to people. So, here goes:

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First name: Heather

Geographical location: Los Angeles

Age: 23

Marital Status: Free as a bird

Children/Ages: Read above

Occupation: Medical Sales

Pets: RIP dead betta fish :(

Hobbies/Interests: eating out and drinking, tennis when my roommate will play with me, exploring Griffith Park, driving along PCH

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: green eyes, brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: umm... when I was 8? or do you mean this time? it's a constant struggle, but I've been on the wagon since 1/1/09

Starting Weight: 183.4 (but high weight was 201 which I think is important to have documented because I will never break 200 again. and for that matter, i will never break 190 again either.)

Present Weight: 180.4

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating out and drinking

Following any specific plan: not eating out and not drinking. generally being healthy. working out like a maniac.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm trying. And it's working.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm going off to grad school in the summer and I want to look HOT when I start my new life!!

prepping
02-11-2009, 01:00 PM
I've been around for a while, but somehow never posted here! Figured, why not?

Name: Seana

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 26

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: gimme a few years

Occupation: Financial Advisor

Pets: Boxer, and 2 siamese cats

Hobbies/Interests: Friends, reading, anything social

Height: 6'

Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes, dark brown hair (with red in it)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: been working on this for as long as I can remember

Starting Weight: 215 (+?)

Present Weight: 177

Goal Weight: 160 (but between you and me, in the 150s)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: love of food. emotional eating.

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting of 1450/day with a balance of different foods (based on Herbal Magic guide). Exercise 3+/week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm a lot more healthy using a plan tailored for me that has the appropriate types of foods I should be eating. And I have to admit that I want to look stunning for my wedding -- something to really be able to look back on and think that it was the perfect beginning to many more perfect days. Plus I'm looking forward to lots of bikini's and skirts for the honeymoon and beyond.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've come to love 3FC! It's the one place that I've really felt comfortable expressing myself in terms of my weightloss efforts. I've never been able to consistently get so much genuine support and friendly conversation from any other resource. Love you all! :D

Petunia418
02-11-2009, 01:33 PM
First name: Krissy

Geographical location: Michigan

Age: 24

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: No, just fur-babies!

Occupation: Advertising

Pets: A cat named Mr. Poof and 2 dogs that live with my rents (Oliver and Scooby)

Hobbies/Interests: Shopping, cooking, baking, socializing, boating

Height: About 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes, Light brown/blond hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: We'll go with 2/9/09

Starting Weight:178

Present Weight:176

Goal Weight:140 (Wedding dress shopping when I'm under 160!)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Chocolate, wine, and my salesman of a fiance!

Following any specific plan: WW

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've broken my goals down which I believe will help me to not get overwhelmed. I also have a wedding to plan now and would like to get in shape NOW rather than later. I'm also on a mission to lose 25 lbs. by my 25th birthday (153 by April 18th)

Anything else you would like to share with us: Although I have a lot going on and a lot of "reasons" to lose weight, overall I need to do this for me! Little pink bikini, here I come!!!!

Mandee80
02-11-2009, 05:26 PM
First name: Amanda

Geographical location: US-Tennessee

Age: 28

Marital Status: Separated

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Call Center Manager at 3000 room resort

Pets: Dog-Dalmatian and Lab mix

Hobbies/Interests: Baking, eating out, talking on the phone, chat/IM online, fixing up my house

Height: 5'10

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec 9th, 2008

Starting Weight: 260

Present Weight: 248

Goal Weight:170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercising. I hate it.

Following any specific plan: Weight watchers at home

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm going to try hard this time. I can do this!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Would love to find people on here to share my journey with and support each other.

lovesjm
02-12-2009, 04:49 PM
First name: Cassy

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 22

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Not yet!

Occupation: Administration

Pets: 1 Fish - Baxter

Hobbies/Interests: Choir, Big Sisters, Sewing, Cooking

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue and Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:January 13, 2009

Starting Weight: 190

Present Weight: 183

Goal Weight:159

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love to cook, and I love to eat!

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and excercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It has lasted longer than a day or two. Also, I am making sure to keep track And my husband is the best!

Anything else you would like to share with us:

aimee88
02-12-2009, 05:05 PM
First name: Aimee

Geographical location: Miami, FL

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Law Student

Pets: 1 chuihuahua

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, painting

Height: 5'0

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 01/09/2009

Starting Weight: 180

Present Weight: 171.5

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Snacking. I do fine with meals, but when boredom

Following any specific plan: WW

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am going a healthy route, no more diet pills, crazy fad diets! I am determined to be healthy..and look good while im at it:D

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have been a lurker here for a long time, it seems like such a great community. I am excited to get to know all of you!.

IcassiopeiaI
02-12-2009, 06:48 PM
First name: cass

Geographical location: az- us

Age: 23

Marital Status:

Children/Ages: none

Occupation:

Pets: 2 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: ... exercising

Height: 5'2...and a HALF!

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: hahaha um. 2003 is when my original high weight is. that was over 200 pounds. i'll place my recent high weight which is the highest its been since 2003. so my most RECENT journey began about a month ago after i gained a lot of "the weight" back

Starting Weight: 167

Present Weight: 159 (oy, but i'm starting my period in the next couple days...)

Goal Weight: 90

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: depression

Following any specific plan: yes. there is no more trying

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: nothing, i know how to lose weight, the trouble is keeping it off

Anything else you would like to share with us: dont think so,kthxbye

SaltShaka
02-13-2009, 08:05 PM
First name: Andrea

Geographical location: DC/Virginia

Age:20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0-

Occupation: Student (Senior in College!)

Pets: Two very cuddly dogs who live with my parents.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Politics

Height: 5"4

Eye/Hair Color: Brown and Brown. A little boring...

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 25th

Starting Weight: 210

Present Weight: 210

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Very entrenched pastime of reading a beloved book with a bag of Doritos or other cheesy deliciousness.

Following any specific plan: Cutting out chips of all kind. Stayin under 800 calories day, trying to eat the same foods. It is easier for me to follow a routine, and I do not get bored with food.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am about to graduate college. I DO NOT want to be a fat adult. I always thought that by this point in my life, I would have been on track to being the person I want to be. I do not want that person to be fat.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have been on a diet pretty much constantly for a year and never actually dieted. I need help.

samandsunshine
02-14-2009, 12:48 PM
First name: Samantha

Geographical location: Born: CT Usually: FL Right now: Spain : )

Age: 21

Marital Status: Long term BF

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student

Pets: None : (

Hobbies/Interests: Running, shopping, watching Supernatural

Height: 5'9...I think lol, maybe 5'8 and 3/4 but who's counting right?

Eye/Hair Color: Bluish green/red (for now)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: High school : (

Starting Weight: 179

Present Weight: 150

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Controlling my eating habits

Following any specific plan: Just lots of exercise and intuitive eating

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I'm not after a fad diet to drop ten pounds in two weeks. I want slow steady weight loss and changes to my eating habits so I finally have a healthy relationship with food.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have struggled with bulemia in the past and really want to never binge/purge again. I feel like a support group can help with my emotional and mental "tough" days : ) a.k.a almost everyday...

ilovetoot
02-14-2009, 09:19 PM
First name: Cara

Geographical location: I am a nomad...currently, Minnesota and New York.

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Someday

Occupation: Student

Pets: Back home I have two doggies that I absolutely adore.

Hobbies/Interests: Fashion, art, crafts, running, television

Height: 5'10''

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde, hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: hmmm...Jan 17th?

Starting Weight: 183

Present Weight: 178

Goal Weight:160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: SUGAR! trying to be healthy in an unhealthy college environment, eating when stressed/snacking when studying...etc.

Following any specific plan: Detailed plans and restrictions don't work so well for me in terms of my sanity, so eating healthy, continuing to run. I've been a runner since age 8, and I'm hoping to run a marathon in October. Its what makes me tick.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Motivation to leave college at the same weight in which I entered.

angelinelosesweight
02-16-2009, 11:40 PM
First name: Angeline

Geographical location:Northwest US

Age:25

Marital Status:newly wed

Children/Ages:none yet

Occupation:University Admissions Counselor

Pets:Katie the Cat

Hobbies/Interests:hanging out with friends, time with the hubby, reading, going to the movies, fun times

Height:5'6''

Eye/Hair Color:blue and blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:let's see.... 8th grade? I started keeping a new record on Feb 7th, 2009

Starting Weight: 182

Present Weight:180

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: boredom, my runner husband who eats anything he wants and doesn't gain a pound, friendships that revolve around food, quite a bit actually

Following any specific plan:eat 1500 calories and workout five days a week. I need to start small because I always go over board and then drop out after two or three weeks

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:starting small and celebrating small successes

Anything else you would like to share with us:I'm hoping I'll be at my goal weight in time for my 26th birthday in August and actually wear a two piece for the first time in my life!

Too Cuddly
02-17-2009, 08:28 PM
First name: Monica

Geographical location: UK

Age: 23

Marital Status: Long-term relationship

Children/Ages: None yet

Occupation: Currently in a slump...

Pets: A cat called Ben :-)

Hobbies/Interests:

Playing music, watching films - going to cinema, reading, eating out

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, dark blond hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 18.02.09

Starting Weight:

Too scared to weigh myself right now... will edit when I have summoned the courage!

Present Weight:

Goal Weight: Size 12 (UK size)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Tiredness, laziness - I hate cooking, eating out, and even ready-meals are so tempting! Boredom eating... I sit around in coffe shops all day, drinking tea and munching for lack of a job or motivation...

Following any specific plan: No, I tried Slimming World, but gave up...

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

I am going to want children in the next 2-3 years, and I already have lower chances than normal from having PCOS. Being overweight is an added hurdle I don't need! My boyfriend has unofficially asked me to marry him (he still has to do the down on one knee jobby!) and I am too big to wear the type of dress I've been dreaming about since I was about 5!! ;-)

Anything else you would like to share with us:

I'm prone to mood-swings... one day I'll be happily positive about things, the next, convinced my life is a mess. The truth is, that some aspects of my life (family, and boyfriend, friends) are amazing, and others (career...) are not going well at all.

moralitylikeart
02-18-2009, 08:46 PM
First name: Courtney

Geographical location: Miami!

Age: 19

Marital Status: very taken

Children/Ages: ahaha none yet but I do have a 2 year old sister and 4 year old brother

Occupation: student/photographer/desk assistant and mail assistant

Pets: sadly none here but at home I have a german shepard and a cat

Hobbies/Interests: arts and literature

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: light brown/ naturally brown, currently redish brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1st time 01/2008. 2nd time 02/2009

Starting Weight: 160

Present Weight: 157

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: feeling like I have time for the gym

Following any specific plan: just counting calories and eating healthy

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm fully committed, I saw how easy it is to gain it back and don't want that to happen again. And I have a partner in this... my boyfriend!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm a pretty big fan of 3fc
and my goal is to be able to wear a swim suit confidently this summer :]

mem87
02-19-2009, 05:17 PM
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First name: Emily

Geographical location: Illinois

Age: 22

Marital Status: very single

Children/Ages:none yet

Occupation: student/soon to be special ed teacher

Pets: Golden Retriever named Bella

Hobbies/Interests: movies, music, and books

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Off and on for a few months, officially 12/03/08

Starting Weight: 274

Present Weight: 254

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: finding motivation to exercise

Following any specific plan: counting calories, considering weight watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm very ready for a change. I have found myself in a place I never wanted to be, and I am ready to leave it all behind :)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm planning a trip to LA in July, and would love to see a new me taking it! :)

amyjade
02-19-2009, 05:33 PM
First name: Amy

Geographical location: Norfolk, UK

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married (4 years)

Children/Ages: nope, maybe in another year or 2

Occupation: HVAC Design Engineer

Pets: Does this include husbands????

Hobbies/Interests: wine, theatre ( i love a musical), friends,

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: greeny brown eyes / browny red hair (not natural, i went grey at 20! )

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Joined 3fc in nov 08, fell off the wagon in december, got back on in feb 09

Starting Weight: 318

Present Weight: 307

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: will power, not making excuses.

Following any specific plan: nope, just sensible eating, lots of fruit and veg, no take out, and lots of exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time its for me, not because i want to wear a dress to someone elses wedding etc. I know that sounds corny but it true.

Anything else you would like to share with us: i can wait to fit back in top all the clothes in my wardrobe.......

caitybates
02-20-2009, 04:58 AM
First name: Caitlin

Geographical location: Wiesbaden, Germany (originally from Long Island, New York)

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Well, kind of, haha. I take care of two boys 7-8 hours a day -- thatīs kind of like having kids, right? They are 7 & 9.

Occupation: Au pair

Pets: I have two at my home in the US. A cat named Puppy and a dog named Louie. None here though.

Hobbies/Interests: Learning German, reading, music and dancing, working out, traveling.

Height: 5'5''

Eye/Hair Color: green eyes (though each one is rather different shade of green!) and brown hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 20th 2008

Starting Weight: 95.2 kilos, 204 lbs I actually think I weighed a bit more than this at some point but I have been eating somewhat healthier the past few months. But now I am promising to myself to be more proactive about it.

Present Weight: 95.2 kilos, 204 lbs

Goal Weight: 58 kilos, 128 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: A love of junk food, binge eating, snacking, awful food choices!

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: More knowledge than I've had in the past. I have awful eating habits and I go back and forth between starving myself and then going on insane binges, which has probably made me even fatter. Now I know I need to eat lightly all day. I need to exercise and move around. I feel stronger and more determined.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Weight loss has been a life long struggle for me. I have always been fairly athletic but I have awful eating habits that totally negate any efforts I make in that department. I have had success with weight loss before, I got down to 167 from 190 and I was so incredibly happy. Then I went to college and kind of had a rough time there and gained it all back plus some. I am happy again though, here in Germany and the weight has been coming off without even trying, so now with a little effort I am hoping to see big results!!

Symphony
02-23-2009, 04:49 PM
First name: Candace (but most people call me Candy)

Geographical location: Orlando, Florida, USA

Age: 23

Marital Status: Engaged, getting married next year

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Full-Time Collge Student majoring in Psychology; I hope to teach and become a guidance counselor eventually

Pets: 3 Chihuahuas

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, Shopping, Reading, Psychology, Humanities, Astronomy, Computers, Baking, Watching TV

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue Eyes, Blonde Hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 16th, 2009

Starting Weight: 183

Present Weight: 182

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stress eating

Following any specific plan: Just calorie monitoring and good exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel more motivated because I think I finally reached my breaking point. I'm getting married next year and I want to be a buff bride!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've had eating issues my whole life. My parents both have weight problems and I was a heavy child. I lost weight when I was a teenager due to high activity levels, but then I went too far and wasn't eating enough. I'm just trying to find the balance and finally be happy with my body!

blissclaire
02-25-2009, 03:54 AM
First name: Bliss Claire

Geographical location: Natchitoches, Louisiana (pronounced Nack-a-tish)

Age:21

Marital Status:Engaged... September 19 isn't that far away!!

Children/Ages:none, I have two doggies though!

Occupation: Full-time Slave (AKA Health Comm Major that works for the dept. head)

Pets: Piper (boston terrier mix) and Buddy Muttzen (poodle/terrier mix)

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Reading, Keeping my place clean

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Dark Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 20, 2009

Starting Weight: 220

Present Weight: 215

Goal Weight: 160, maybe a tad bit lower

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: mindless eating...

Following any specific plan: Considering WW, but mainly focusing on getting the right foods and portions for now.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i think that this time around, i have realized that it's not going to happen overnight. i've always been chunky, and have had issues with it my whole life. i think that by joining a gym (thanks to my loving fiance!) i can be a bit more comfortable with myself and actually force myself into doing rather just saying that i'm going to.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm really excited about this site!! I look forward to getting to know everyone and am ready to get below that 200 mark!! (my first mini-goal!!)

jleeson
02-25-2009, 10:37 AM
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Vancouver

Age: 21

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: student

Pets: Golden Retriever.. Charlie

Hobbies/Interests: Hockey!

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb 1st, 2009

Starting Weight: 175

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: mindless eating

Following any specific plan: Counting calories and exercising 4 days out of the week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am really motivated this time. I recently got engaged and this is my biggest motivation.. I want to look good in my dress!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have been heavy for years and have never felt comfortable going to the beach with my friends. My goal is to be able to feel good in a bathing suit this summer!

Jushave2try
02-25-2009, 07:24 PM
First name: Stephanie

Geographical location: Boston, MA

Age: 22

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: My son Taharka/ 11 months on Saturday

Occupation: Student

Pets: Fishes

Hobbies/Interests: I like to read, cook, work out a little

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 02.19.2009

Starting Weight: 231

Present Weight: 227

Goal Weight: 150's

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating ALLn the time!!!

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel like this time I have more support with 3FC by my side!!! Thanks guys!!!

DanSinDeva
02-26-2009, 01:44 PM
First name: Stephanie

Geographical location: AZ

Age: 29 (so almost out of the 20 somethings, but I relate better to your threads!)

Marital Status: Not :P (dating)

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Operations Analyst

Pets: 1 Dog - Dublin and he's a dachshund

Hobbies/Interests: Wii, Dancing, Baggo, RockBand!!

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/5/2009

Starting Weight: 159.6

Present Weight: 152.4

Goal Weight: 130 for now

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying disciplined, I have 2 roommates that don't care about what they eat, so if the DBF and I don't cook they order pizza, I stay away from it for so long, and then finally crumble when I know there is enough for me to eat, and they'll still get all they want. I just love pizza, its delish!!! My DBF makes a whole wheat pizza that is awesome, no sauce, and fat free cheese! Thank goodness he's on WL Journey too!

Following any specific plan: My DBF follows WW Core from 2008, so I pretty much do that too. I don't keep track of points is all.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I have this site! I know I'm not on a diet, I know it doesn't come fast, and takes a lot of hard work and determination.

Anywho...I've been hanging around for a while, but haven't said anything. But its time to join in, so HELLO everyone...

iamacrayon
02-26-2009, 02:39 PM
First name: Fran

Geographical location: London, UK

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Not for me thanks

Occupation: Student

Pets: 5 cats at home home, they are looking after my mum!

Hobbies/Interests: Shopping, I have a seriousl problem, I can't save money for the life of me!

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown hair and brown eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December '08

Starting Weight: 240

Present Weight: 200

Goal Weight: 140 (although I'll see what I look like when I get there, so maybe more)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: to not get angry at myself when I get stuck on a weight, and then binge on food because I'm depressed

Following any specific plan: Nope, not really

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Ummm...I'm not sure really. The last time I got really skinny it was down to an eating disorder, apart from that time I never lost weight really.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm a classical musician! :D

nbrown7384
02-26-2009, 08:28 PM
First name: Nikki

Geographical location: Bloomington, IN

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Not for a while

Occupation: Graduate Student

Pets: none myself, but my childhood pets are at home with my parents.. 3 dogs and 3 cats

Hobbies/Interests: what are hobbies?

Height: 5'3

Eye/Hair Color: brown and brown brown hair and brown eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan '09

Starting Weight: 160

Present Weight: 150

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: currently I am trying to overcome a month long plateau, but usually it's stress related eating and then it all just snow balls from there

Following any specific plan: Nope, just trying to exercise more

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Not much really, maybe more motivated because this is the heaviest I've ever been? Not really sure.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I wish it was summer.

girlie156
02-26-2009, 09:12 PM
First name: Shelby

Geographical location: Lecompton, KS

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Not for a while

Occupation: Student working towards BSN

Pets: 2 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Being outdoors, going to the gym

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: brown haur and hazel eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan '09

Starting Weight: 245

Present Weight: 236

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: changing my eating habbits and not going back to my old habbits, also getting through the tough times

Following any specific plan: I joined MRC and going to the gym more

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: just watching what I ate and trying to workout I think joining a program where there is support will help me stick with a program

Anything else you would like to share with us: After reaching my goal I plan on buying a swim suit

lalalisa
02-26-2009, 11:37 PM
First name: Lisa

Geographical location: Wisconsin

Age: 23

Marital Status: Engaged. Getting married in September.

Children/Ages: None yet.

Occupation: Human Services Assistant/Social Worker. I work with homeless adults who are mentally ill and substance abusing.

Pets: 2 of the cutest dogs you will ever see, Bam! and Jasmini Cooper. 2 cats, 2 horses, and 1 leopard gecko.

Hobbies/Interests: horseback riding, reading, taking the dogs to the park, doing agility /w the dogs, driving fast...

Height: 5'3.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brunette

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb. 5, 2009.

Starting Weight: 218.5

Present Weight: 206.5

Goal Weight: ideally, 145. for now, 160.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: i have a major sweet tooth.

Following any specific plan: Not really, i'm just eating really healthy while counting calories. so far it is helping me make better choices.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i have never tried in the past. this time, i'm going for it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: i recently became a vegetarian (ovo--my neighbor has free-range chickens) again. i'm so glad that i did.

brooksrm
02-27-2009, 12:49 AM
First name: Rebecca (Bex)

Geographical location: Tennessee, USA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Very single

Children/Ages: Nada

Occupation: Staff at a group home

Pets: Chihuahua (Chico) and a tabby cat (Pepper)

Hobbies/Interests: reading reading reading! trying new things, crafts, movies

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: green / blondish brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Let's just call it Jan 1, 09 since I've been on/off for about a year.

Starting Weight: 200 as of that date.

Present Weight: 192-194

Goal Weight: 190, 180, 170 etc. with a very longterm goal of 130-150ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Guilt / enjoying all the wrong kinds of food

Following any specific plan: Mostly exercise, nothing formal

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Getting involved in support groups, committing to my goals (5k run/walk in september!), committing to myself to go to the gym!

Newlywed
02-27-2009, 01:07 AM
First name: Stephanie

Geographical location: Washington

Age: 22

Marital Status: Married.

Children/Ages: Sadly I don't have any yet

Occupation: NANNY. I LOVE my job

Pets: 1 dog named Sally Mae that my dad kidnapped from me, and 1 cat named Annie that my dads ex has custody of cause DH is allergic

Hobbies/Interests: hanging out with my friends, going to the movies, reading, spending time with my god daughter

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Dirty blonde-brown (depends on the season)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb. 9, 2009.

Starting Weight: 284

Present Weight: 276

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I like to go out and drink with my friends on the weekends.

Following any specific plan: Nutrisystem

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i am ready to do this for me and my health, not for reasons like wanted to wear cute clothes

Anything else you would like to share with us: Like all of you I am dieting for the last time.

dcslm
02-27-2009, 06:45 PM
First name: Shelby

Geographical location: Kansas

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single.

Children/Ages: None yet.

Occupation: Chiropractic student.

Pets: My schnoodle, Macie.

Hobbies/Interests: studying, reading, running, reality TV.

Height: 6'0".

Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown all around.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Hmmm...it's an ongoing thing.

Starting Weight: 190

Present Weight: 185

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sweets!

Following any specific plan: Just counting calories for now.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am committed to taking the weight off in a slow, healthy manner and keeping it off instead of crash dieting.

butterfly120
02-28-2009, 08:20 PM
First name: Terri

Geographical location: Indiana

Age: 27

Marital Status:Ingaged

Children/Ages:0

Occupation:elementary teacher

Pets:1 chahuahua named Mason

Hobbies/Interests: I'll admit it...I play D&D w/ the boys on the weekends :)

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:2/17/09

Starting Weight:199

Present Weight:186

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Feeding my fiance. He loves pizza...and so do I. Makes it hard to not eat it when it's always there.

Following any specific plan: Counting Cals

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Trying to lose for my wedding. I want to be a beautiful bride, so hopefully that will keep me motivated.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Just to say thanks to everyone here. You guys are wonderful and have really helped to keep me on track so far!!

corazonas
03-01-2009, 11:43 AM
i dont know why i never did this before... hm... well here it is!

First name: Andrea

Geographical location: Dallas

Age: 22

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 3 daughters- 4 y/o, 1.5 y/o, 12 y/o step

Occupation: stay at home mom and secretary/dispatcher for our business

Pets: none. kids are harder anyway.

Hobbies/Interests: most of my time is used up doing momy stuff but i like to read and go out to party too ;)

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: green/ currently red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec 31 2008

Starting Weight: 160

Present Weight: 131

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: accepting that i may not get it done as quickly as i want.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i have stuck to it more than 2 weeks. once i hot that place where i always waver and give up i knew i could do it. THIS time i had all the information and support i desperately needed.

Anything else you would like to share with us: i'm glad i'm here. along with weight loss i have already made a bunch of new friends and that's worth a lot.

skinnynene
03-01-2009, 12:07 PM
First name: Janine

Geographical location: Mesquite

Age: 28

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Niki/ 11yrs old, Taylor (another dd)/6yrs old, Kevin/5yrs old, Loryn/ 7mos old

Occupation: Dental hygienist

Pets: none. kids are harder anyway.

Hobbies/Interests: I love cycling and reading...when I have time for myself

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan ??, 2009

Starting Weight: 199

Present Weight: 190.2

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: accepting that i may not get it done as quickly as i want.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I'm heavier than I have ever been and I feel worse than I ever have...physically. TOM is getting worse and I've read that it can be harder on overweight women, I can't move around like I used to, and quite frankly sex is not that comfortable anymore either. Just that last part is a BIG motivator to lose weight.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm very glad to be here on 3fc. I see that a lot of you women know each other enough to know what's going on in each other's lives other than diets and I'm looking forward to building a real support team here.

Ickypink
03-02-2009, 05:29 PM
First name: Jen

Geographical location:Fl

Age:24

Marital Status: Dating

Children/Ages:0

Occupation:Student

Pets: None.

Hobbies/Interests:Drawing, music....

Height: 5'4:

Eye/Hair Color:Brown, Dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:1-01-09

Starting Weight:185

Present Weight:180

Goal Weight:120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Portioning!

Following any specific plan:Workout and eat less.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm getting too old to stay unhealthy. And this is the heaviest I have weighed in my life so far, I don't want to weigh more.

Anything else you would like to share with us:Full time student! Yikes!

whiskeygirl862
03-02-2009, 05:55 PM
First name: Lauren

Geographical location: New England

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: coffee server/ barista

Pets: none :(, I live in a dorm

Hobbies/Interests: I'm a student, so that's pretty much my life

Height:5'10''

Eye/Hair Color:brown hair, green eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today, March 2, 2009

Starting Weight: Don't know, going to my first WW meeting tomorrow, if I had to guess I'd say 220

Present Weight: ^^

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I eat when I'm bored, and when other people are eating. I need to eat when I'm hungry, and stop when I'm satisfied

Following any specific plan: WW

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm truly seeing myself, and am scared for my health

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm so excited about this, and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and sharing support!:)

leela0730
03-02-2009, 06:43 PM
First name: Becky

Geographical location: Maine, US

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None yet

Occupation: Children's Social Worker

Pets: Miniature schnauzer (Gretta), Maltese (Doodlebug), White cat (Ingrid...he is a boy), Black cat (Moxie aka Babykins), Grey stripey coon cat (Bean)

Hobbies/Interests: Gardening, reading, cooking/baking, learning about organic/whole foods lifestyle, hiking/being outside, traveling.

Height: 5' 8.5"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oh gosh, I have been overweight since I was a young teenager. I have been serious about losing weight since August of 2007.

Starting Weight: 195.2 lbs

Present Weight: 182.8 lbs

Goal Weight: 163.2

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stress....I tend to seek out food when I am stressed. I am slowly gaining ground on that issue, and now seeking out physical activity or personal "me" time (a walk outside, some quiet reading time) instead of eating.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers Flex

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: 1) I just want to be healthy and I can't keep putting it off. 2) My dad and I have a challenge going to get healthy and lose weight. So far he is kicking my butt! :D

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love 3FC! It helps me stay on track throughout the day and all you ladies are so encouraging and inspiring! :D

iamvictory112
03-02-2009, 06:58 PM
First name: Dana

Geographical location: Los Angeles

Age: 24

Marital Status: single

Occupation: Boring Desk Job-er


Hobbies/Interests: Sports and recreation

Height:5'4"

Eye/Hair Color:dark brown, dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: today! Mar 2 2009

Starting Weight: 140

Present Weight: 140

Goal Weight:120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:

Following any specific plan:

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: yes - this time im part of a forum. otherwise.. no. :T

Anything else you would like to share with us: I need more WILLPOWER and commitment to my goals!

alybell25
03-03-2009, 04:14 PM
First name: Aly

Geographical location: New to NYC (Home sweet home is San Francisco)

Age: Almost 24, yikes when did that happen!?

Marital Status: Newlywed!

Children/Ages: None for quite some time (husband is a med student, I am a workaholic, no time!)

Occupation: I work for a professional sports team

Pets: Desperately want a dog or kitten...left my childhood pets back in California with my parents :-(

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, shopping, fashion, baseball, animals

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today! (3/3/09)

Starting Weight: 215

Present Weight: 215

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not giving in to temptation. I have little to no will power.

Following any specific plan: Following my husband's lead (before I met him he lost about 100 lbs and is in amazing shape) - basically sensible eating and exercise. My problem isn't really moderation, I don't eat huge portions - but what I eat can be SO bad. I also have been so lazy when it comes to exercising over the past year. Ugh.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I thought it would have been my wedding...but I just couldn't get my act together. I think the fact that I'm turning 24 soon (the last year of my early 20's bleh) kind of made me realize this is the time in my life I should look my BEST, I shouldn't feel so frumpy as a freaking 23 year old! I've been chubby my entire life and I'm just so sick of it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Something in me just clicked today....I stumbled upon these message boards by a complete and random accident and have spent all afternoon (whoops - sorry job!) reading through posts. It is so inspiring and made me think what the heck am I doing!? It's not impossible to lose weight! You all are already so inspiring.

NineApricots
03-03-2009, 09:28 PM
First name (if you want to tell): Amy

Geographical location: Suburb of Columbus, OH

Age: 27

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none, unless you count my minpin Rocky

Occupation: Public Relations Assistant for municipal government

Pets: Rocky - Miniature Pinscher

Hobbies/Interests: reading, wine, writing, serving every whim of my tiny tyrant of a dog

Height: 5'11

Eye/Hair Color: green-gray

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/27

Starting Weight: 292

Present Weight: 292

Goal Weight: I'd like to get down to 200

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love eating! It has become such a focal point of my socializing with friends.... and I hate cooking at home. Tom Colicchio would not be proud!

Following any specific plan: Not sure quite yet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: After suffering for a month of debilitating headaches (treated for sinus infection, migraines, to no avail) a visit to the ER crossed my paths with an astute ER doc who was tipped off by some of my symptoms and a week (A CT/MRI and a spinal tap later) I've been diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri (intracranial hypertension).

They're still learning a lot about the condition, but do know it strikes overweight women of child-bearing age most often. I had never had a problem until recently, after a significant weight gain (thanks to the stress of moving to a new town, new job, general all-around winter laziness...).

My neurologist thinks that losing weight (even 10% of my body weight) may be enough to greatly help the condition, if not push it towards remission. If left untreated, the condition will continue to cause terrible headaches, and can also lead to blindness. If that's not motivating, I don't know what will be!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Looking forward to sharing the experience with others in a similar situation. I never thought at 27 I'd be facing health-related problems linked to my weight, its an eye-opener, and just goes to show, it is NEVER to soon to make yourself and your health a TOP priority.

CakeBatter
03-04-2009, 12:37 PM
First name: ashlan

Geographical location: VA

Age: 25

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Designer

Pets: n/a

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, shopping, working out, hanging out

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Light Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 28, 2008

Starting Weight: 215.8

Present Weight: 181.4

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Working out and not getting discourage when I don't lose each week...no "all or nothing" attitude!

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't have a deadline. I am simply losing weight to look and feel better for myself.

Anything else you would like to share with us: 3FC is awesome!

crazyapes323
03-04-2009, 01:47 PM
First name:April

Geographical location:CA

Age:25

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages:1 boy who 16months

Occupation:Drama Teacher

Pets:1 cat named CP

Hobbies/Interests:I like theatre arts

Height:5'0

Eye/Hair Color:Hazel/brwn

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:12/01/08

Starting Weight:250

Present Weight:220

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Sweets, and trying not to starve my family in the process

Following any specific plan:the Idiot Proof Diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm on a specific diet

Anything else you would like to share with us:My Husband is on a gain weight diet so it makes it extra hard
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wannabeskinnyagain
03-04-2009, 04:09 PM
First name: Heather

Geographical location: Indiana

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Maggie 2 yrs.

Occupation: Office work

Pets: 2 minpins Rocky & Oscar

Hobbies/Interests: gardening, archery, photography, fixing up our new home

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/dirty blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Summer of 08

Starting Weight: 198

Present Weight: 179.6

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Finding time to work out while being a working wife/mother. It also doesn't help that I have no will power.

Following any specific plan: Not really I'm a lifetime member of Weight Watchers but I'm about 40lbs more than my ideal weight.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am actually working out this time instead of just using a crazy diet.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I want to be comfortable in my body by summer.

caseygail21
03-05-2009, 12:08 AM
First name: Casey

Geographical location: Arkansas

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single (but happily taken)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Substitute Teacher

Pets: Boston Terrior named Duff and a Pug named Gus

Hobbies/Interests: Psychology, Walks at the park, Nutrition, anything that has to do with weight loss

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Novermber 5, 2006 (yes I remember the exact date.)

Starting Weight: 190ish (didn't weigh often :S)

Present Weight: 162

Goal Weight:135/140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I've hit a 160 wall and I'm currently trying to get past this. It's very easy to lose motivation once you stop seeing the number on the scale going down.

Following any specific plan: Eat right and Exorcise baby!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It's not just about looks anymore, I want to be healthy and feel good.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've recently "fallen off the wagon" One of my greatest fears is to completely lose track and gain all the weight back. I'm still about 25 lbs from goal and I really want to get there!

Carli
03-05-2009, 12:34 AM
First name: Carli

Geographical location: Sandy, Utah, USA

Age: 24

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: baby girl Lily/10 months old

Occupation: Retail Management, Cost Plus World Market

Pets: Yorkie puppy, Manny (also known as the furry second child)

Hobbies/Interests: New moms don't have time for hobbies! :p I like to cook, rent movies, mostly just hang out my family.

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel eyes and brown hair (most of the time)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/15/09

Starting Weight: 239.4

Present Weight: 228.4

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Boredom/emotion eating and a tendancy to gravitate towards unhealthy foods.

Following any specific plan: A cleanse diet recommended to my MIL by a doctor. It works in phases, so it starts out really restrictive and gradually gets easier.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My cause. Before I was doing it for me, so it was easy to make an excuse to myself and justify quitting in my mind. This time I am doing it for my daughter.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Everyone has been SO awesome on here so far! I've only just joined a couple days ago, but everyone is completely amazing and helpful and encouraging! I really was getting frustrated feeling like I was the only one enduring this struggle, but to have so many great women willing to open up to each other and support each other without feeling competitive or jealous or whatever is exactly what I needed!

cherrykissez011
03-06-2009, 04:22 PM
First name: nadine

Geographical location: rochester, mi

Age: almost 22 (march 18th)

Marital Status: not married (in a serious relationship)


Occupation: Full time Student and part-time job at a boarding kennel

Pets: dakoda, 4yr old golden retriever

Hobbies/Interests: scrapbooking, being outside, tanning, and napping

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: brown hair highlighted, blue eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb 23rd, 2008

Starting Weight: 173lb

Present Weight: 169lb

Goal Weight:137lb

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: controlling hunger

Following any specific plan: weight watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i lost 82lbs before, but stopped watching what i ate and gained 30lbs over almost 2 years. this time im going to maintain FOREVER!

Vegaspunkermom
03-07-2009, 10:39 AM
First name: Marcie

Geographical location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Age: 26

Marital Status: Happily Married :D

Children/Ages: Makenna: 4, Maddox: 2, & James: 10 months

Occupation: Stay at home Mommy!

Pets: N/A

Hobbies/Interests: Shopping, Scrapbooking, Reality TV, Gambling, Exercising

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Baby blue/ Dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 28th, 2008

Starting Weight: 209lbs.

Present Weight: 179lbs.

Goal Weight: 155lbs. (at least!!)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting off my butt to exercise!!

Following any specific plan: Counting calories, Portion control, & exercise!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Im done having children, I want my body back, & I want it BAD!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Im very happy to be here! :D

Kecia08
03-07-2009, 08:00 PM
First name: Kecia

Geographical location: Georgia

Age: 24

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Day Care Teacher

Pets: Golden Retriever named Charmin

Hobbies/Interests: Bowling, Movies, Music, Hanging out with family and friends

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Bluish Gray/Auburn

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: Have been on and off since 2007...But I am starting over today!

Starting Weight: 237

Present Weight: 237

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking to a plan! I start out doing great, then slack off until I am not longer losing weight...

Following any specific plan: Just going to eat healthy and exercise 3-4 times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: We are very ready to start a family, but I want to be healthier first.

Anything else you would like to share with us: After a miscarriage in February, I realized that I really need to be in better shape to have a child. Therefore, I hope to lose at least 30 pounds before getting pregnant again. However, I will be striving for my goal until I get a positive!

dkneec19
03-08-2009, 01:23 PM
I don't remember if I've done this. Don't think I have.... :)


First name:Denise

Geographical location:Minnesota

Age:28

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:None

Occupation:Programmer Analyst / IT Support

Pets: If you count my parents dogs- 4 Clyde, Pepper, Mimi, Fella

Hobbies/Interests: Music Music Music

Height:5'11"

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/Light Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8/08

Starting Weight: 251

Present Weight:238

Goal Weight: 175 or below

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Emotional Eating

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and consistently working out

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I finally feel I am worth it.

Anything else you would like to share with us:High Fructose Corn Syrup scares me

smoothie757
03-08-2009, 08:30 PM
First name: D!

Geographical location:Richmond, VA

Age: 24

Marital Status: Successfully Single :D

Children/Ages: I still feel like a child!

Occupation: Medical Technologist

Pets: I wish!

Hobbies/Interests: interior design, drawing anything that involves straight lines, learning to ride a motorcycle, organizing and color coding (obsessive, much?)

Height: 5'4.5

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
Jan 4, 1985...my birthday technically counts as MY new year!

Starting Weight:296.5

Present Weight:282

Goal Weight:195ish...I've never weighed under 200lbs as an adult, so this would be great!

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Sticking to the Frickin' plan! I lose a little bit of weight, get some extra room in my jeans and its all over. I'm headed to McDonalds.

Following any specific plan:
A modified Michael Thurmond 6-week body makeover. Modified of course to include cheese, condiments and fruity drinks.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I'm getting older and I DON'T want this (weight) adversely affecting my health! I'm treating it like an ex-boyfriend!!!

Anything else you would like to share with us:
GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!!!

gaarmywife2007
03-09-2009, 04:33 PM
First name: Jacynth

Geographical location: Pembroke, GA

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married -- LOVE my husband!!!

Children/Ages: Kyle/9

Occupation: Student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: music!!, shopping, reading, watching movies

Height: depends on who you ask...I say I'm 5'4.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/ Brown highlighted hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 7, 2009

Starting Weight: 218

Present Weight: 212

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Self-control

Following any specific plan: no....that could pose a problem later

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I was just diagnosed with diabetes...no more procrastination if I want to live

janeberry
03-09-2009, 06:01 PM
Hi everyone! So glad to have found this forum, it's really great.

First name: Jane

Geographical location: Frankfurt, Germany

Age: 28

Marital Status: it's complicated...

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Editor/Translator

Pets: no thanks

Hobbies/Interests: reading, travel, history, cycling, attempting to be a runner

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: with serious commitment- today, 9th March

Starting Weight: 150

Present Weight: 150

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sticking to a plan..I love going to the gym and given a choice choose healthy food as favourites, but finding the energy to maintain habits gets me every time..

Following any specific plan: going to try eating similar to sonoma plan guidelines and regular exercise of some form 5x week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I had a really bad cycling accident last July (partially why I need to lose now- ended up gaining 15 lbs due to medications) that resulted in medical treatment for 5+ months (still have physio). Now, I can use my right hand and arm again, thank the lord, but to about 90% of what it was. Weightlifting on machines, pull ups or push ups, certain stretches etc. are not a physical possibility for me anymore, which really stinks.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm fed up with having a closet full of cute clothes and not being able to wear them anymore. To force my bum into action, I've signed up to do the half marathon in Windsor, England this September. Better get started :dizzy:

calisa86
03-10-2009, 04:28 PM
First name:CaLisa!!!!!

Geographical location: Los Angeles, CA

Age:22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages:0

Occupation: TV Production

Pets: Roscoe, my love!

Hobbies/Interests: photography, biking, hiking, dancing, hanging out with friends, beach, bars, anything

Height:5'7

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/ Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 1st, 2009

Starting Weight: 244

Present Weight: 235

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying motivated. Sharing my journey with others. Being open with my emotions. Staying in control.

Following any specific plan: Healthy eating habits and gym gym gym, bike bike bike, swim, swim swim, hike, hike, hike.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a lot of personal goals I want to reach this year. On February 26th, the doctor told me I had to lose 100 pounds. My entire family is sick from eating and weight related diseases. This is my year.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Yes, I want you all to know that you are loved and deserve health and happiness. Soldier on my brave ladies! :hug:

elle w 19
03-11-2009, 03:10 AM
First name: elle

Geographical location: los angeles, ca

Age: 26

Marital Status: i just picked out the ring!!

Children/Ages: just a cat

Occupation: law student

Pets: c.c. the cat

Hobbies/Interests: lately, anything but studying--cleaning, zoning out, joking around with my sister, cuddling with my boyfriend, petting my cat (pretty lame, right?)

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: age 15, when my father passed away unexpectedly

Starting Weight: 259

Present Weight: 259

Goal Weight: 147 (5 pounds less than I one successful time I lost weight before)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: packing lunch/snacks/dinner 5 days a week for school, avoiding the vending machine filled with DR. PEPPER (and no, Diet DP is NOT the same), having some willpower

Following any specific plan: i signed up for weight watchers online but haven't really used it

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i can feel my body begging me to take care of it--i've endangered it so much over the past 5 years

Anything else you would like to share with us: i would really like to meet some other ladies in law school or in the los angeles area!

Gypsy Severina
03-12-2009, 10:26 PM
First name: Gaia

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 20

Marital Status: not

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Student

Pets: 1 evil world-conquering beta fish named Beelzebub

Hobbies/Interests: Writing (career choice), painting, drawing, cooking, shopping

Height: 5'7 3/4"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/ currently purple and black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Geez, I don't remember... let's go with today, 3/12/2009

Starting Weight: 296

Present Weight: 287.7

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Night-time eating and

Following any specific plan: Nutritionist

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm sick of feeling horrible about the way I look and feel and just basically waiting around for a heart attack to take me. I'm 20 years old, at the very beginning of the prime of my life, and I'm sick to death of being scared to live because it might not be for long. I did this to myself and I have to be the one to change it.

Roxi1528
03-12-2009, 11:11 PM
First name: Danielle

Geographical location:VA

Age:22

Marital Status:Engaged!!!:love::love:

Children/Ages:0

Occupation:Nanny

Pets:cat(Roxi)

Hobbies/Interests:Shopping for shoes!!!,hanging out with the family and kissing my sweetie!!!

Height:5'2

Eye/Hair Color:green/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:2/13/2009

Starting Weight:180

Present Weight:180

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Willpower!!!!:(

Following any specific plan:Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am trying to lose weight so I can look and feel great on my wedding day and to just be overall healthy!!!

icandoallthings6613
03-13-2009, 01:49 PM
First name: Margaret

Geographical location: Los Angeles, CA and Rhode Island

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Full-time student, writing tutor.

Pets: at home, a golden retriever named Ophelia, and two cats, Hercules and Misty.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, the outdoors.

Height: 5'9

Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes, dark blonde hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Early 2008, I guess.

Starting Weight: 197

Present Weight: 165

Goal Weight: 150, give or take. I'm not sure, I've never weighed less than 168 as an adult before.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Late night eating, stress eating.

Following any specific plan: Nope, just eating better and moving more.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is the first time I've really tried to lose a lot of weight, and hopefully the last!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Um, not really, I guess! Just happy to be here!

skatardrummer
03-14-2009, 01:56 AM
First name: Melissa

Geographical location: SE Michigan

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: No

Occupation: Student/multiple jobs

Pets: 2 cats, Oreo and Katie

Hobbies/Interests: Percussion, Piano, Art

Height: 69"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Um, my whole life?

Starting Weight: 352

Present Weight: 295.5

Goal Weight: 170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My body rejects weightloss

Following any specific plan: GBP surgery

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Yeah, this time my body is forced to lose weight, although it's still going kicking and screaming

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm embarassed that I had to have surgery. It was the only way they deemed.

LuckyJules
03-16-2009, 12:01 AM
First name: Julie

Geographical location: Little Canada, Minnesota

Age: 24

Marital Status: Divorced, but in a relationship

Children/Ages: No children (I just have fur children!)

Occupation: Certified Veterinary Technician

Pets: 11 year old dog Emmie (Bichon), 4 year old dog Selby (Pembroke Welsh Corgi), 2 year old sister kitties Dot and Beacon, 10 month old cat Jim, 1 year old hamsters siblings Elmer and Eleanor

Hobbies/Interests: Animals, Photography & Scrapbooking, Cars, Music, Reading, Wine

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 1st, 2009

Starting Weight: About 155

Present Weight: About 145

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I just LOVE food!

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting and Diet Log

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: More motivation than I've ever had in the past

sxulcmnky
03-16-2009, 11:29 AM
First name: Sally

Geographical location: Accokeek, MD (suburbs of Washington, DC)

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single, but with the person i'm sure i'll marry

Children/Ages: n/a :(

Occupation: contractor for the Navy

Pets: 1 cat named Phoebe

Hobbies/Interests: sleeping :D, hiking, knitting, reading

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: green/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: sept 07

Starting Weight: 223

Present Weight: 180

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: giving up the crap food for healthier alternatives

Following any specific plan: calorie counting/walking

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i know i will succeed as i have people around me now who are willing to be supportive

Anything else you would like to share with us: i suffer from endometriosis which makes it difficult to deal with everyday life. i'm also bi-polar

homiegiiib
03-16-2009, 12:51 PM
First name (if you want to tell): Stephanie

Geographical location: North Carolina

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: student/sales associate

Pets: None but I adore dogs :)

Hobbies/Interests: church, music, playing my guitar/piano/flute, photography, skating, exercising, being outdoors

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: haha, it feels like I am always starting :P but getting back to it, I would say since yesterday Sunday, March 15, 2009

Starting Weight: 290

Present Weight: 287

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My relationship with food is definitely not a healthy one! Exercise I can do, but once I have a craving for something sweet or salty, I tend to give in. Fast food is something that really hurts me as well. Also, I never make time for myself. I am to busy helping others (which there is nothing wrong with that) but I need to focus on my needs such as my weight loss.

Following any specific plan: No specific plan, just trying to exercise and eat better.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time, I have an awesome community :) I think I NEED someone to hold me accountable because it doesnít seem like I ever am able to hold myself accountable. Now that I have joined a community, Iím hoping to make some good friends here to help me along with this journey :)

Anything else you would like to share with us: Iím very excited about starting here :)

Bubu
03-16-2009, 03:40 PM
First name: Bubu

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 23 winters :lol:

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: -

Occupation: browsing the internet for now :stress:

Pets: 2 guinea pigs, (1 dog back at home in Europe)

Hobbies/Interests: drawing, art history, animals, computers, design, music, reading

Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

Eye/Hair Color: blue, dark blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: don't remember, 3 years ago

Starting Weight: 158

Present Weight: 144

Goal Weight: 132-134

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: food temptations (chocolate comes first)

Following any specific plan: getting there by learning to count calories, proteins/carbs/fat, looking for new exercises

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: a different life and new environment

Anything else you would like to share with us: glad I found some support!

CTripp924
03-17-2009, 10:50 AM
First name: Chelsey

Geographical location: VA

Age: 23

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: a 2 year old daughter

Occupation: Shift Supervisor

Pets: Puppy named ZoŽ

Hobbies/Interests: reading, playing video games, watching movies

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown and Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/10/08

Starting Weight: 165

Present Weight: 163

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Keeping up exercise and staying away from sweets.

Following any specific plan: Just trying to watch what I eat, I also try to do either an indoor walking video, YBB or TJ at least four times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've noticed what a better mood I'm in when I exercise

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm also currently dealing with depression and am thinking the exercising will help with that as well.

MtnChic
03-20-2009, 02:50 PM
First name: Lizz

Geographical location: Northern Virginia

Age: 24

Marital Status: Married.

Children/Ages: None, just fur kids :cool:

Occupation: Grad Student.

Pets: 3 dogs, Diesel, Lena, and Suzy.

Hobbies/Interests: Backpacking, skiing, gardening, showing dogs, and going wine tasting.

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/25/2009

Starting Weight: 147.8

Present Weight: 133.6

Goal Weight: 125 (?)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Definitely booze lol, I love wine tasting and going to all the local vinyards, and hubby and I homebrew also...

Following any specific plan: Biggest Loser competition between Hubby and I started this mess lol. Basically, just trying to eat healthily/less calories and get some exercise!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Having some one else to be accountable to, and to go through all this with me.

tenderbaby
03-20-2009, 03:58 PM
First name:Marry

Geographical location: BG

Age: 23

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none
Occupation: student( but doing nothing in fact)
Pets: white Persian cat,named Rea and white Shar pei,named Wrinkle.. I have some obssession with white animals.. but i couldn't have a white bear..so...

Hobbies/Interests: reading, PS2,music, snowboarding,

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown and Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 03/01/09

Starting Weight: 138

Present Weight: 128.7

Goal Weight: 115

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: the lack of support from everyone around me and sweets

Following any specific plan: Not really.. In fact i eat mostly vegetables and poutry,sometimes plain yogurt,tofu and soups. I completely forgot the taste of bread and everything of the kind-no rice,potatoes and pasta... At the moment i am interested in the south beach diet,which is very near to my current plan,and i cut the fruits as well... I think for 2 weeks. I run on the beach 2 times a week and visit the gym when i can.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have results. I am happy because i find my plan is working for me and i don't feel like i'm starving.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm really motivated this time to reach my goal ;)

Abizzle
03-20-2009, 05:01 PM
First name:Ashley

Geographical location: Arnold, Missouri

Age: 25

Marital Status: Married 4 years!

Children/Ages: Mia-3, Donovan-16 mos, Candace-4 mos

Occupation: Student....I'm a weekend warrior in the ANG also.

Pets:None :(

Hobbies/Interests: Politics. I'm a news junkie!

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes, Brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1 December 2008

Starting Weight:208

Present Weight:189

Goal Weight:120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating enough, then binging

Following any specific plan: Slim Fast Optima

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've never really tried in the past. I didn't gain weight until I started having babies.

Anything else you would like to share with us: sorry...i'm boring!

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NicoleeOlee
03-21-2009, 02:52 PM
First name: Nicole

Geographical location: Utah

Age: 26

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: none yet

Occupation: office clerk / server

Pets: 2 dogs:)

Hobbies/Interests: i have a weakness for movies, hanging out with friends, walking my dogs

Height: 6'2

Eye/Hair Color: blue, dark reddish blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: A long time! taking it seriously March 8, 2009

Starting Weight: 267

Present Weight: 259

Goal Weight: 185

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: learning that it takes time and that i need to stick with it. Even on the days i don't want to:)

Following any specific plan: just eating right very aware of protion sizes and lots of exercise!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've done it before but newly married and back surgery and the lbs just came creeping back. I'm ready now... i can see where i am and where i am going.
I have support here and at home. My husband is involved and so in my roommate. It keeps me on track.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Just that i can't wait to see what the next 6 months brings for all of us! Good Luck everyone!

Mickeypnd
03-25-2009, 12:49 PM
First name: Lindsay

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 20

Marital Status: engaged

Children/Ages: none yet

Occupation: bum:( :dunno:

Pets: one dog/sable

Hobbies/Interests: Love to read. HISTORY! Old movies are my passion. Being outside

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: IDK somewhere in Feb. I think the 14th

Starting Weight: 206

Present Weight: 203

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking with it. even when i don't want to. Eating better:goodscale

Following any specific plan: Eat right. Work out. :ebike:

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Get a bad gallbladder, and you'll stick to eating better. lmao. Now its about my health, and that my hubby is smaller then me. :stress:

Anything else you would like to share with us: everyone in their own special way deserves to get what they want!:hug::goodluck:

jennsreadytolose
03-25-2009, 01:44 PM
First name: Jennifer

Geographical location: Atlanta, GA

Age: 23

Marital Status: I have a b/f may as well be my husband though.

Children/Ages: Nope

Occupation: Work in a small office doing payroll.

Pets: Gees too many to list.

Hobbies/Interests: Music, shows, and for the first time ever eating healthy.

Height: A whopping 5'4".

Eye/Hair Color: Green, at this point and time red.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 2009.

Starting Weight: 169

Present Weight: 153

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have a few of those...
1) Salad, water, and running are not going to kill me after all.
2) Just because I mess up one day, all is not lost and ruined forever and ever and quit. (I've gotten better at this, hence the weight loss ;) )
3) This will take time, time and more time. I have zero patience don't know if that will ever change about me though.

Following any specific plan: Low calorie, the 30 day shred, plus more....exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My overall attitude. I KNOW I am going to stick it out this time.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I still hate exercise lol.

SweetScrumptious
03-26-2009, 02:35 AM
First name: Caitlin

Geographical location: Kelowna, BC, Canada

Age: 21

Marital Status: dating

Children/Ages: nope

Occupation: Student Nurse

Pets: 2 cats (1 Siamese, 1 Tortioushell)

Hobbies/Interests: gym, outside exercise, movies, animals, drawing

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 1, 2009 [when I started being serious about it]

Starting Weight: 170

Present Weight: 158

Goal Weight: 110-120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: self-confidence

Following any specific plan: none specifically; just trying to exercise regularly and eat nutritiously

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have the mind set that I don't want to struggle any more; it is time for ME

Anything else you would like to share with us: just hope we can all accomplish our goals :)

flutterbyhiding
03-26-2009, 10:23 AM
First name:Amanda

Geographical location: CT

Age:28

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages: not yet

Occupation:customer service/ safe

Pets:an almost 3 year old bichon frise, and temporarily a little maltese

Hobbies/Interests: yoga, beading, reading, writing, shopping, spending time with my doggie, walking, music, psychology

Height:4ft 9

Eye/Hair Color:eyes are mostly green and my hair is dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:when I was 11?


Starting Weight: Well, this time around I'd say around 110 lbs

Present Weight: not sure

Goal Weight: 90 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: other people getting concerned and interfering

Following any specific plan: no, just walking as much as time allows and eating what I like in smaller portions.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am not rushing the process, and more importantly, not engaging in any unhealthy behaviors to meet my goal. No purging, starving, diet pills, etc.

Anything else you would like to share with us:I have a history of anorexia and bulimia, so that is why I am emphasizing the healthy part. Actually, the balance between healthy and disordered is still a struggle but this site is helping me with that. I am seeing that many people both on here and in real life have trouble with keeping their dieting from becoming excessive whether or not they have had a full blown eating disorder, so I don't feel so alone in this.

Thanks guys!

Saramommy
03-27-2009, 04:32 PM
First name: Sara

Geographical location: California, US

Age: 26

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: 2 on earth, 1 in heaven

Occupation: REALTOR/Full-time Mom

Pets: Cat, name is Jack

Hobbies/Interests: reading novels, politics, watching TV, photography, shopping

Height: 5 ft 7

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: March 23, 2009

Starting Weight: 175

Present Weight: 171

Goal Weight: 128

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: motivation to exercise

Following any specific plan: Not really, trying a workout video.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I've never been this heavy...having 3 pregnancies in 3 years will do that to you!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm new to this forum and I'm hoping to get motivated and lose all my weight in the next year!! :)

Tara415
03-27-2009, 04:52 PM
First name: Tara

Geographical location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Age: 25

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Trenton, 5

Occupation: Graduate Student in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education (my endorsement area is English)

Pets: Two kitties - Spook and Squeak

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, teaching, learning new things, meeting new people, day trips to random places (museums, plays, thrift stores, used bookstores), shopping on etsy, traveling, jogging, random acts of kindness, board games, people watching, and pottery painting

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 23, 2009

Starting Weight: 205.5

Present Weight: 202.5

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Taking time from the natural chaos of life to plan adequately for healthy meals/exercise and then reflecting each week on my choices to see where to improve.

Following any specific plan: Metabolic Research Center

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past I've often tried to do it on my own, but I finally am realizing that this time, in order to be successful, I need to hold myself accountable for my own lifestyle choices and surround myself with a supportive community.

Anything else you would like to share with us: While I have only been a member of this site for a little over a week, I find everyone here incredibly supportive and I look forwarding to spending time on these forums getting to know different people!

Dedge
03-28-2009, 06:20 PM
First name: Dedge (nickname, pronounced Deedge)

Geographical location: Colorado

Age: 24

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation:Receptionist/Student

Pets: 2 dogs 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: Never been comfortable enough to take many on :(

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color:Hazel/Brunette

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb 07, 2009

Starting Weight: 273

Present Weight: 259

Goal Weight:153

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Cravings, self control

Following any specific plan: Metabolic Research Center

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Structure!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Ready to let the true me shine!

Freezerpop
03-29-2009, 03:38 PM
First name: Kelli

Geographical location: North Carolina

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0!

Occupation: Student

Pets: 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: Painting, graphic arts (pixel art mainly), knitting, making crafty things, and bellydancing.

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown (currently dyed black)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 10th, 2008

Starting Weight: 210 (my all-time high was 235)

Present Weight: 185

Goal Weight: 125-130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Being broke.

Following any specific plan: Just plain old calorie counting and exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've realized that I'm way too young to have so many health problems (gallstones, stomach ulcers, arthritis in my feet and ankles to name a few) and if I don't want it to keep getting worse, now is the time to do something about it. So yeah, the weight loss isn't my main goal this time, being healthier is. Also, being single now helps. ;) That gives me a lot more time to devote to working on myself.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nah, that just about sums it up. ;)

lady bug
03-30-2009, 12:10 AM
First name: Kait

Geographical location: NY

Age: 21

Marital Status: In a Relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Full time student and volunteer

Pets: one cat!

Hobbies/Interests: I'm a VW enthusiast, I spend most of my time tinkering with/reading about vw's.

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2009

Starting Weight: 152

Present Weight: 152

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: SELF CONTROL

Following any specific plan: Trying to minimize my bingeing and start regularly exercising. I already eat healthy, I just eat too much. I need to learn how to control my portions.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I never really had a weight issue, I was always healthy and active. Once I moved out onto my own, started eating out more and drinking I gained roughly 32lbs in about a year and a half. I now need to make a difference and actively change my habits.

Anything else you would like to share with us: My wardrobe has doubled over the past year and a half. I had to buy larger clothes that actually fit me, however I REFUSE to let go of my smaller jeans and dresses. Hopefully they will motivate me. :^: I want to feel great about myself again. Before gaining this weight I rarely wore makeup because I felt beautiful naturally. I now find myself putting on extravagant makeup to compensate for my weight. :(

tandifrass
03-30-2009, 02:21 AM
After two months I just realized I haven't ever done this!

First name: Tandi

Geographical location: yucky cold MI

Age: 22

Marital Status: Almost engaged [lol]

Children/Ages: Brooklyn <3 a year last weekend

Occupation: Full time student and assistant manager at a department store looking for a change of career

Pets: never.

Hobbies/Interests: not alot of time for all that jazz. I read the shopaholic books, and I did scrapbook/do photography back in the day

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: bluest blue/brown, but ever changing!

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb. 2 2009

Starting Weight: 166

Present Weight: 161.8

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating/being tired.

Following any specific plan: eating in moderation. 30 DS/C25K

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm committed. I have a support system set up with 3FC my bf is helping support me, and I can picture myself thinner!

Anything else you would like to share with us:I just really need to do this!! There are a few aspects of my life that need help, and I want to tackle them one by one!

meagan8477
03-30-2009, 12:40 PM
First name (if you want to tell): Meagan

Geographical location: Texas (DFW area)

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: No kiddos

Occupation: Live in personal assistant, full time student

Pets: None of my own, but the family I live with has 2 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: I love finding new music online. I also really enjoy movies when I can and I'm a big fan of TV. I spend a lot of time online and I collect autographs.

Height: 5'5 1/2

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today..? I guess I haven't officially "started" but I hope to start exercising this week. The food situation is hard because I have to eat what the family buys and it's not always healthy.

Starting Weight: 280-290 (haven't weighed yet)

Present Weight: Same

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Fast food gets me every time! I just have a hard time planning meals. I also love food and when I get together with my friends it's usually to go to dinner.

Following any specific plan: I'm not sure if I will or not

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've weighed more than ever before and I really hope to prevent myself from weighing in the 300's.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm going to be using a WiiFit and working out at Curves. I can use all the support I can get.

Rowenna
03-30-2009, 07:01 PM
First name: Rowenna

Geographical location: Maryland

Age: 20

Marital Status: in a relationship

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: yoga, crocheting, reading, writing

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 2007ish off and on

Starting Weight: 140 lbs

Present Weight: 110 lbs

Goal Weight: 100-105 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I hate every healthy food and most forms of exercise.

Following any specific plan: yoga, cardio, weight training, changing my diet (no soda/carbs etc)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am trying to get stronger and more toned more than lose weight at this point, coupled with maintaining the weight loss.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm totally new to this, but having other people around to support me seemed like a good plan.

kswood87
03-31-2009, 07:37 PM
First name: Kindra

Geographical location:Houston, TX

Age:21

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages:None

Occupation: Full time student/ Part time bank teller

Pets: 1 cat named hufflepuff :D

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading, the internet, watching movies, shopping!!, make-up is fun for me oh and I play the piano but not very well lol

Height:5'5"

Eye/Hair Color:brown/dk brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I dont have an exact date but around 02/09

Starting Weight: 215

Present Weight:199

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:commitment and believing in myself

Following any specific plan: not really just counting calories and working out even though i have been slacking on the latter :(

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not sure what clicked but I finally realized this is a LIFESTYLE change. I know everyone says that but what that meant for me is that I'm not going to be perfect, I am definitely going to cheat, but I know that as long as I am consistent and committed the weight will continue to fall off and it has been.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love you guys!

shrinkingleah
04-01-2009, 12:04 AM
First name: Leah

Geographical location: Poulsbo, Washington. (Accross the water from Seattle)

Age: 20 and a half.

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: George, 1 year old on the 25th of April!

Occupation: Full Time Mommy (On LOA from Home Depot)

Pets: Bagheera the Cat. I'm a dog person...

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Photography, Watching Movies, Scrapbooking, Playing with George, Flying Kites, Walking, Trying new recipes.

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 13th, 2009.

Starting Weight: 251.6

Present Weight: 225.7

Goal Weight: 180... Maybe 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating what EVERYONE around me is eating. Trying to not lose my motivation when people practically shove food in my face...

Following any specific plan: I'm on my own. I track my calories at livestrong.com/thedailyplate then I do sessions twice a week mostly working on my legs because I had knee surgery in December and again March 19th. When I've recovered, I'll resume walking and pilates. I do not eat red meat and I try to have at least 40% protein.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is not a diet. This is a complete life change. Even if for some unfathomable reason I slip, I will NEVER go back to the way I ate before. I have completely decided to be happy, healthy and slim forever.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have one son who is my EVERYTHING and my husband who is the best thing to ever happen to me. I am at such a great point in my life. We are buying our own house, I have an adorable, smart, awesome son and have been happily married for two years.

I'm blissful.

ChasGirl180
04-01-2009, 10:55 AM
First name: Lauren

Geographical location: Charleston, SC

Age: 24

Marital Status: Attached. I have a boyfriend of 2+ years.

Children/Ages: None.

Occupation: Police Officer

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Anything related to the water (beach, boating). Shopping. Being with friends. Movies.

Height: 5'7''

Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes/blondish hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: TODAY! 4/1/09

Starting Weight: 252

Present Weight: 252

Goal Weight: 200

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Willpower

Following any specific plan: None.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past? I just don't like not having choices in clothes. I hate feeling like the fat girl ALL THE TIME. It's just time for a life change!

fenderella5678
04-01-2009, 04:47 PM
First name: Kati

Geographical location: Ohio (WV for now though, right on the border)

Age: 17 (18 this month!)

Marital Status: Been taken for 3 1/2 years. :)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student

Pets: 2 year old cat named Minnie Moose. I won't count the 20 other animals my family has.

Hobbies/Interests: Psychology, video games, music, playing guitar and drums, designing clothes, writing, aspiring.

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/redish-blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 2008 (off and on)

Starting Weight: 370 lbs

Present Weight: 314 lbs

Goal Weight: 250-230 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I'm stubborn and I can stay in a constant state of denial for months at a time. :P

Following any specific plan: Counting calories, watching my fat grams and sodium, drinking around 32-64oz of water a day, exercising as much as I can stand to.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I always told myself I'd be at my goal weight by the time college swung around, and since I'm going this fall there's no other choice than to try my hardest now. I'm just fed up with being unhealthy and unhappy. I won't be able to eat another dorito without feeling overwhelming guilt again. (That's a good thing, lol.)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I started losing weight around this time last year when my family moved to the boondocks (it's amazingly easier to get out and exercise here with 48 acres of forest at my will), and all together I lost 50lbs. It came off pretty easily, but too much of last year was spent passively trying to lose weight (as in, not really caring what I eat or how much I exercise, but telling myself I'm trying), so I'm not letting that happen this year.

sarpinking
04-07-2009, 03:58 PM
First name: Sarah

Geographical location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Age: 19.

Marital Status: Single and having fun

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student @ UC

Pets: I have two cats. Laci and Cougar. Laci is 3 this summer and Cougar is about 1.5yo.

Hobbies/Interests: Football, music, movies, marching band, outdoors, animals, medicine

Height: 5'3''-5'4''

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: My whole life I've been back and forth. But I'm starting today, April 7, 2009.

Starting Weight: 250lb

Present Weight: 250 lbs

Goal Weight: 190lbs right now.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Bad habits with the family. I'm an emotional eater for sure. Everything is a hurdle. Trying to stay motivated.

Following any specific plan: Limiting bad foods. Little to no pop, water and healthy drinks. Trying to exercise more and get active. Watching what I eat.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My whole life I've been overweight. Since 5th grade after my parents divorce. That sparked my emotional eating habits. There was a lot of stress and problems with that. My weight has slowly gotten higher. I've tried weight watchers in HS with my mom. Nothing seems to help my motivation. I just want to get healthy and feel better about myself. My life depends on it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am a college student that commutes, and there is a gym on campus. I am trying to just find the motivation from others that can't sabotage my efforts. I'm wanting a broader support network. I want to stay healthy, happy,and feeling good about myself.

Mikayla
04-07-2009, 11:45 PM
First name: Melissa

Geographical location: Western PA

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: No Thank You

Occupation: Dog Walker

Pets: 1 dog: Bambi and 2 cats : T.K. and LuLu

Hobbies/Interests: I volunteer at the local animal shelter I also foster kittens every spring/summer. I also am a country music fanatic and I go to every concert I possible can each summer.

Height:5'2

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb,8 2009

Starting Weight: 270

Present Weight: 247

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking to the plan day after day.

Following any specific plan: Staying between 1400-1800 calories a day, at least 30 mins of cardio 6 days/week with weight training 3 days/week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have only tried to lose weight one other time in my life. That time failed because I wasn't committed.
This time I am fully committed. I have completely changed my diet and I have learned the importance of vigorous exercise.

Devlish
04-08-2009, 08:13 PM
First name: Amy

Geographical location: Michigan

Age: 28

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: CPhT [Pharmacy Tech]

Pets: 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: Anything outdoors. Animals, reading, video games...

Height: 5'3

Eye/Hair Color: Blue / Light Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/15/2009

Starting Weight: 190

Present Weight: 190

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Keeping my "Get up and go" and not being "too tired". Learning portion control.

Following any specific plan: South Beach

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past. I never really tried before. I found out I am boderline diabetic and would like to change that!:D

April_Showers
04-10-2009, 06:14 PM
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First name:April

Geographical location:Seattle

Age:26

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:none

Occupation:SAHW

Pets:none

Hobbies/Interests:traveling, shopping, and spending time with my family

Height:5'3''

Eye/Hair Color:brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:4/10/09

Starting Weight:269

Present Weight:269

Goal Weight:199

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:I have THE biggest sweet tooth!

Following any specific plan: No, just calorie counting.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm getting old.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Hubby and I are thinking about TTC in the next 2 years so I would like to get fit before taking that journey.

Kiwi
04-13-2009, 02:15 PM
First name: Sara

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 22

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Bookseller

Pets: None but I might get a puppy

Hobbies/Interests: reading, knitting, hanging out with friends

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brownish Blonde?

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/13/09

Starting Weight: 229

Present Weight: 229

Goal Weight: Overall I want to get down to at least 140. Less if I can but 140 seems nice. Right now I am going to try 5 pounds by the end of the month

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Food >< Over eating.

Following any specific plan: My aunt gave me some weight watcher info (Her kit and book) so I am going to start that up by keeping track of every meal and everthing that goes in my mouth. I'm not giving everything up just learning to eat in moderation. WHen I 'feel' hungry I am going to try and drink water or have fruit. I might give myself one day o have something I really like regardless of what it is. I also plan on using my Wii fit

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My Wii fit. I want to lose this weight one and for all

Anything else you would like to share with us: Hmm... not right now! Hope to get to know you all!

ahope2277
04-13-2009, 02:48 PM
First name: Andrea

Geographical location: Smack dab in the middle of PA

Age: 27

Marital Status: Getting married June 20th!

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: School Counselor

Pets: 2 cats (Phoebe and Noah)

Hobbies/Interests: reading, running, music, working at an animal shelter, tv time (mostly Scrubs), baking, nutrition/fitness

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Been dyed many, many times but back to BROWN now

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12/03, and now 3/09

Starting Weight: 200

Present Weight: 158.6

Goal Weight: Had gotten to 138 but have gained back 20 lbs. Looking at 135-140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating (eating out, boredom eating, eating when I'm tired, eating as much as my 160 lb-incredibly fast metabolism-fiance)

Following any specific plan: Logging all my food on DietPower and exercising at least 5 days a week. Training for a marathon at the end of the year.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Logging EVERYDAY, even overeating days. No more, "oh this day is ruined, I'll start over tomorrow and eat anything I want today!" I have to stay accountable. Every calorie counts.

BLittle
04-13-2009, 07:57 PM
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First name: Bridget

Geographical location: Port Perry, ON, Canada

Age: 24

Marital Status: Common law

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Hospital Clerk

Pets:A kitty, some fish and a hamster

Hobbies/Interests: cooking, reading, movies

Height: 5 foot 10

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 1, 2009

Starting Weight: 230

Present Weight: 208

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: FOOD! I love food, everything about it. I love shopping for it, cooking it and of course eating it.

Following any specific plan: 6 Week Body makeover

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is the first time that I have actually started to follow a plan. I am serious about it this time.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Everytime I have wanted to lose weight before, I have just talked about it...never actually done anything about it. I have been on the 6 Week Body Makeover for 6 weeks and I will be continuing on it until I lose my goal of 70 total pounds.

LetsDoIt
04-14-2009, 04:22 PM
First name:Lauren

Geographical location:St. Paul, Minnesota

Age:23

Marital Status:In a relationship

Children/Ages:None

Occupation:Legislative Assistant

Pets:None

Hobbies/Interests:Watching movies, reading, painting

Height:5'5"

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Many times before but....4/14/09

Starting Weight:187

Present Weight:187

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking to a plan for good!

Following any specific plan: Not really, just trying to cut calories and exercise regularly.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am at the heaviest I have ever been and it has been really taking a toll on my body. Before, I have gained weight but not this much. I can actually feel my health deteriorating at 23 (!)

Anything else you would like to share with us:I really want to get motivated and do this for ME! The support on here is great and I hope that others can keep me motivated and urge me to meet my goals!

surly
04-16-2009, 05:48 PM
First name: Derek

Geographical location: Ontario

Age: 27

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: software developer

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: reading, running, music, nutrition/fitness, pubs

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 22 mar 2009

Starting Weight: 172

Present Weight: 162

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: drinking alcohol, eating late at night

Following any specific plan: low carb, high protein diet. Measuring my daily intake of calories, fiber and protein

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: working out 5 times a week

cfb8986
04-16-2009, 06:32 PM
First name: Caroline

Geographical location: Louisiana

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Run/Own a clothing Store

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: I basically work all of the time. I serve on several committees and belong to several organizations but I look at all of that is networking/work. I am also very into politics and news.

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 2009

Starting Weight: 185

Present Weight: 165

Goal Weight: 149?

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My own denial of the fact that I was fat.

Following any specific plan: Low Calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It has pretty much become my lifestyle. A few times I've slipped up but I've learned to still eat out and drink.

jessx22
04-17-2009, 12:09 AM
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Georgia

Age: 22

Marital Status: Very single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Hotel Clerk… but not forever!

Pets: My mom’s dog claims me

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, reading, music, movies, hanging out with friends

Height: 5’8”

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Really… 4/13/09

Starting Weight: 245

Present Weight: Haven’t checked yet!

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating when I’m bored or bummed! And making excuses!

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and working out… drinking water instead of my beloved Mountain Dew (also know as heaven in a bottle, or possibly **** in my case)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I’m not doing it for a manor anyone else! I’m going to do it for me and my health!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I’m ready to do it this time, but I need encouragement and motivation! I am so glad that 3FC is here for that!

RachelOnADiet
04-17-2009, 01:06 AM
First name: Rachel

Geographical location: Louisiana

Age: 23

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: nope

Occupation: college student

Pets: two yorkies, a rat terrier, and a yellow lab

Hobbies/Interests: God, music, video games, books, movies, working out, amateur photography

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: brown & brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Well my first official day of my current weight loss journey was April 6th, 2009.

Starting Weight: 272

Present Weight: about 263

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: insulin resistance, my sweet tooth

Following any specific plan: Metabolic Research Center, work out three times a week with personal trainer (been working out for about 3 years though)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm seriously ready to lose weight. I have stuck to this plan more than any thing I've tried before.

Anything else you would like to share with us: All of you are very inspiring and supportive, it's good to know I'm not alone in my struggle to lose weight!

stephhh
04-17-2009, 07:45 AM
First name: Stephanie:carrot:

Geographical location: Maryland

Age: 21

Marital Status: Solo~

Occupation: student/military

Pets: 2 kitties

Hobbies/Interests: fencing, tennis, swimming, singing, theatre

Height: 5'8''

Eye/Hair Color: blue/blonde

Starting Date of Weight-loss Journey: April 7th, 2009

Starting Weight: 169.6

Present Weight: 165.8

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have really long workdays and lots of homework at night so snacking--esp. late night snacking to stay awake--is my biggest problem.

Following any specific plan: Not at the moment...too difficult to explain but school presents many difficulties when trying to follow a weight loss plan (unless one is deemed "overweight" by the system and put on a weight remediation plan...which isn't a good time), so once school is over I think I'd like to add in some Nutrisystem or Weight Watchers or something.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm tracking my weight loss online here....so there's more pressure to get it done. And I'm learning to accept that losing weight is more of a lifestyle change than a quick fix to something.

vouge09
04-17-2009, 12:48 PM
First name: Amy

Geographical location: Florida, college in Northwest, home in Central.

Age: 18

Marital Status: In a relationship for 2 years, so not married but not single.

Children/Ages: no kiddies yet.

Occupation: I vary in work. At home I work at McDonalds, in college I am a student assistant in an office, and I make calls to alumni asking for donations. I am going to school to work in education.

Pets: my parents have a beagle/lab puppy named Maggie, and my boyfriend has a rat terrier named Roxy

Hobbies/Interests:
I work so much I don't have any hobbies. Sad I know. Hopefully excersice can become one.

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Brown Eyes, Red Hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/17/09

Starting Weight: 202

Present Weight: 202

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Getting up early to excersice and not eating fried anything. Especially fried chicken.

Following any specific plan: just counting calories.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am mature. I am doing it not so much for vanity but for health.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I really really like Golden Retrivers.

teddygirrl
04-18-2009, 12:45 AM
First name: Elizabeth

Geographical location: Ohio

Age:25

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Grace (5) Alivia (2) Jacob (3months)

Occupation: mommy

Pets: 3 yr old gold fish

Hobbies/Interests: family.

Height:5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Green / Blone

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: "today!" April 18th

Starting Weight: 140 I think...

Present Weight: Yes still there

Goal Weight: 127

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: dieting. and lately exercising because of the kiddos

Following any specific plan: healthy eating and of course, exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not even sure.

Anything else you would like to share with us: nope, I'm good.

Sandy227
04-18-2009, 02:21 AM
First name (if you want to tell): Sandy

Geographical location: New Zealand

Age: 20

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Post-grad student - studying accounting (very dull, I know :P)

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: love LOVE reading, writing, music, cooking, love walking and lots more

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brunette

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Started Dec 9th 2008

Starting Weight: 140

Present Weight: 133

Goal Weight: My ultimate goal weight is 120 pounds.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I am real emotional eater, if I am bored I eat, if I am happy I eat, if I am sad I eat... Also come from a food loving family, we eat very healthy foods BUT we have no concept of portion sizes, the more the better lol

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and excercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I think the main difference has been seeing that I can actually do it, that I can go for weeks without touching a single piece of junk food and I feel just as a good, if not better. I see how I am on good days - happy and proud, on binge days I am upset and depressed. Its those little things that made me realise that I can do it! :)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am just so happy to have found this place! I've been doing ok alone but unfortunately I don't really have anyone at all that can really support me, my friends aren't too concerned with what they eat (and yet they are all sticks :P), and my family have been subjected to far too much of my constant "I am gonna do it!" and then ofcourse not doing it! I just really think what's meet missing is having the opportunity to talk with others my age and in my shoes, and for us to support each other :)

nik1305
04-18-2009, 07:35 PM
First name:Nikki

Geographical location: Georgia

Age: 21

Marital Status: boyfriend of 4 yrs

Children/Ages: none!

Occupation: does student count? haha

Pets: big fluffy cat named Zephyr...who thinks he's a dog lol

Hobbies/Interests: reading, biking, laying out in the sun, learning

Height: 5'7''

Eye/Hair Color:blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I started last spring, and lost about 20 lbs... now i've gained all that back plus some(disgusting).. so i'm starting today!

Starting Weight: 244

Present Weight: 244.. Just started! haha

Goal Weight: 150-160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love food,ugh. lol.. My boyfriend can eat anything and LOSE weight.. and I'll eat the same stuff and gain so much.. It's frustrating!

Following any specific plan: exercise! exercise! exercise!... and eat lots of fresh fruit/veggies... and lay off the sweets!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm so much more motivated this time! I want to be healthy and live forever! ... or just a really long time lol

Anything else you would like to share with us: hmmm, I tend to get discouraged easily if things are going my way... so encouragement is welcome :) hahaha

AKT
04-19-2009, 11:46 PM
First name:lolly
Geographical location: california

Age: 21

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: reading

Height: 5'8''

Eye/Hair Color:blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: about april 1st

Starting Weight: 213

Present Weight: 205

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: not eating so much junk! I looovvveee sweets

Following any specific plan: no specific plan, just eating within a healthy calorie range, healthier foods, exercise, and lots of water.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am embarrassed to be seen by people I once knew

Anything else you would like to share with us: not that i can think of

Dalgishake
04-20-2009, 08:11 PM
First name: Anne

Geographical location: NY

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: student

Pets: 1 dog

Hobbies/Interests: reading, computers, movies, hiking

Height: 5'1

Eye/Hair Color: blonde/blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: November 2008

Starting Weight: 195 lbs - estimated since I stopped weighing at 187 and definitely gained after that. I was finally shocked into taking action when a size 16 became too tight.

Present Weight: 139 lbs

Goal Weight: 105 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: finding the motivation to exercise

Following any specific plan: count calories, cut sugar, no dairy
-have a folder of pictures of what I want my goal to look like and a folder of pictures of myself that remind me of the former weight.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: If I fall off the wagon and binge one day or even a couple days, I tell myself that it didn't ruin everything and I will go back to being watchful the next day.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I find jeans that fit then buy a pair one size too small and wear them only around the house for motivation

Nepenthe
04-20-2009, 09:38 PM
First name: Ashley

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 21

Marital Status: Living with boyfriend

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: student, hopefully pet trainer in the near future

Pets: 3 month old kitten (Sundae), baby turtle (Wobbles), little pink fishy (Rosie).

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, gardening, animals, food (unfortunately).

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today, 4/20/09 - I'm not counting anything before today because it wasn't anywhere near healthy.

Starting Weight: 142 lbs

Present Weight: 128 lbs (32% body fat, so I still have far to go).

Goal Weight: Anywhere between 100 and 115 lbs; under 25% body fat

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I can't pick just one! Lack of motivation and binging are the two biggest.

Following any specific plan: Not yet.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past, I've tried to starve the weight off and ended up overeating instead. This time, I'm doing it the right way.

Anything else you would like to share with us: There's too much to know where to start! I'll leave it at this for now and let the rest happen when it happens.

bitetoobreakkskin
04-21-2009, 04:09 PM
First name: amber

Geographical location: new braunfels tx

Age: 22

Marital Status: married :)

Children/Ages: None yet.

Occupation: administrative assistant

Pets: 2 cats (Mya and 8ball

Hobbies/Interests: reading, photography, painting, cooking & cleaning (i have severe OCD)

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: april 13

Starting Weight: 254/256

Present Weight: 250

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: i cant really pinpoint anything

Following any specific plan: not really..just watching portion/low sugars and carbs

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: never tried..just was thin-but the PCOS made me gain a lot of weight.

Anything else you would like to share with us: hmm..i dunno.

K4Li
04-22-2009, 05:52 PM
First name: Kali

Geographical location: Elkhorn, Nebraska

Age: 27

Marital Status: Live with my boyfriend

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Claims Specialist

Pets:3-- Husky(Hercules),2 poodles(Belle and Rusty)

Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out with my boyfriend -We like to go walking 2 miles every other day. I enjoy going to church on Sundays and Sunday nights having family night at moms. I LOVE playing with my niece and nephews too :)

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I've yo-yo'd my whole life, but I'm hoping this time I lose it, it stays off.... So... Today

Starting Weight: 250

Present Weight: 250

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: i like food a lot, especially in social situations (like to go out to dinner, etc). Just have to curtail that a little bit. Also, I can eat most foods in moderation except for ice cream... i love it soo much! Pizza is also gonna be a hard thing to cut WAY back on.

Following any specific plan: My plan is to exercise and eat well. I just want to be healthy and happy.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I want to lose it and KEEP it off. I want to start a family soon and for me to be able to do that, I have to lose a lot of weight. My MAIN goal is to get down to 150, but I'm taking one goal at a time. :D

MissStarGirl
04-22-2009, 09:25 PM
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Northern Virginia

Age: 28
Marital Status: Married
Children/Ages: None yet

Occupation: RN

Pets: Dog

Hobbies/Interests: I love the outdoors and warm weather. My weakness is a good glass of wine. I would eat sushi every day if it was possible. My dog is my baby and I am married to a wonderful man (who is sometimes jealous of the dog...lol).
Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb 2009

Starting Weight: 125lbs

Present Weight: 122lbs

Goal Weight: 120lbs (more worried about the "inches" than the pounds)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Cravings and wine

Following any specific plan: Low GI, low cal

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel like I am getting closer to 30 and things are changing. I need to be more aware of what I am doing to my body. I once felt very sexy in a bikini and find now I have areas that have been very neglected. My motivation is to be as toned and healthy as I was when I met my husband for our upcoming 1 year wedding anniversary.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Would love to chat with others for motivation.

smallification
04-23-2009, 12:51 PM
I just realized I posted in the old thread, so disregard. :)

kittysae
04-23-2009, 05:34 PM
First name: Sara

Geographical location: Colorado Springs

Age: 22

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Security Administrator

Pets: Kitty, Bunny, and 4 chinchillas

Hobbies/Interests: Fitness, cooking, reading, writing, movies, and learning new things

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Brown hair and blue eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/1/09

Starting Weight: 140ish

Present Weight: Last weighed was 137

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I started a new job and it is a desk job. I work with a lot of overweight people and they bring unhealthy things to snack on...and thats where I gained 10lbs. Luckily I caught myself gaining and decided to change. I'm maintaining what I gained ok, but am having trouble finding the motivation to work out.

Following any specific plan: Nothing specific. I am trying to eat better and am researching counting calories and healthier foods. I also discovered Jillian Michaels DVDs.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I actually need to try harder. My previous jobs required my physical activity, so it was easier to keep weight off. Now I sit all day, and have to find the motivation to cook healthy dinners, bring healthy lunches, and workout sometime during the day.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am soo happy I found this site. I've never been overweight, but I have experienced more weight gain in the last year since I've started this job. Your stories and suppot inspire me to change myself for my lifetime. I used to think "Hey I'm young, I can eat what I want and gain a few pounds and then work it off when I want..." But I've realized thats not true. My decisions now effect the rest of my life. :D

Jeanie912
04-24-2009, 12:06 AM
First name: Jeanie

Geographical location: Outside of Louisville, KY

Age: 27

Marital Status: Happily married

Children/Ages: 3 girls and a boy, ages 7, 4, 2, 1

Occupation: Office manager, nursing student.

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: rading, video games, painting, movies, bowling, amusement parks

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: blonde hair (naturally, sometimes I get red lowlights), blue eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: My very first start was in July of 02, this current time was yesterday, 4-22-09

Starting Weight: 225

Present Weight: 225

Goal Weight: 130-140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Actually taking the time to do something good for myself for a change, planning a routine so I don't sabatoge myself by eating bad foods or missing workouts

Following any specific plan:. LAWL (but I modified it using store bought stuff to replace the bars and drinks)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I won't be getting pregnant again, which means that I will have the emotional eating under control for the most part.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nothing I can think of!

ShutterK
04-25-2009, 12:58 AM
First name: Kimmie

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 22

Marital Status: Happily married

Children/Ages: 1.5

Occupation: Photographer.

Pets: 2 Obese Hamsters

Hobbies/Interests: Mommy-ing, taking pictures, reading, etc.

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Dark blonde/blue eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Technically today, though I blew it already :(

Starting Weight: 255

Present Weight: 255

Goal Weight: 145 and then re-evaluate

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: EATING. I have no problem exercising, but the eating is what kills me.

Following any specific plan:. Nope, just smaller portions and healthier choices!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm going to do this!!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nope

digitalrequiem
04-26-2009, 12:50 AM
First name: Kati

Geographical location: North Florida

Age: 25 (turning 26 in June)

Marital Status: Engaged :D

Children/Ages: Only the furry kind for now.

Occupation: Student

Pets: 2 Dogs, both Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Tesla/F/3.5 years old/Red headed Tri and Gizmo/M/7mths olds/Red and White

Hobbies/Interests: Ooo. This could be a long list. The condensed version: Music, Literature, Video Games, Cooking, Anything Crafty, Road Trips, Geek Toys, and Furry Animals.

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Green / Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time? Beginning of Feb 09.

Starting Weight: 240

Present Weight: 225

Goal Weight: 150 and below

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My procrastination. I know that I need to go to the gym, but I always find reasons to either skip or shorten my workout.

Following any specific plan: No. Diets never work for me. Once I am told what I can't have, that is the only thing that I want to have. This time I am reading labels, following portion sizes, and amping up the fruits/veggies/water! I'm terming this a 'lifestyle change' and not a diet.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am doing it for my health and not for my weight. I had a health scare in Feb and I suddenly realized that I am getting older and with age comes health problems. I do not want any future health problems that I may have to be because I am not healthy!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Not at the moment.

nicoledg
04-26-2009, 11:35 PM
First name: Nicole

Geographical location: Ontario, Canada

Age: 25

Marital Status: Engaged to be married April 23rd 2010!

Children/Ages: none yet

Pets: 1 cat

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 22, 2009

Starting Weight: 258

Present Weight: 255

Goal Weight: first goal 200lbs, ultimate 150ish?

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my sweet tooth

Following any specific plan: WW

freakiel
04-28-2009, 10:31 AM
First name: Ariel

Geographical location: Baltimore, MD / Ocean City, MD

Age: 19

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Full Time Acting Student

Pets: 1 Dog, 2 Cats, 1 Bird

Hobbies/Interests: Acting, Knitting, Graphic Design

Height: 5'7''

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 7th (Started Medifast)

Starting Weight: 166

Present Weight: 143

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional Eating

Following any specific plan: Currently on medifast, this is my last week on it.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Commitment and determination. Found a good, valid reason for wanting the weight off.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Hi. <3

andcarriesaid
04-28-2009, 11:28 AM
First name: Carrie

Geographical location: Baton Rouge, LA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: NONE :)

Occupation: Full-time dispatcher and student

Pets: 3 yorkies

Hobbies/Interests: hanging out with friends, going tubing, drinking, sewing

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color:red hair green eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/01/09

Starting Weight: 217

Present Weight: 209

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Finding time to work out

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am doing it for myself... not someone else

stellarosa27
04-28-2009, 01:34 PM
First name: Jennierose

Geographical location: Beltsville, MD

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single w/ 4 male roommates (aka my children)

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Data Manager/Protocol Monitor (I audit medical records for NIH cancer trials)

Pets: 1 - black cat, Spindle.

Hobbies/Interests: reading, painting, knitting, movies, hiking, just being outside in general

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Dark Brown/brown-green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Forever? I joined WW@work about 6 weeks ago and due to a nasty bout of sinusitis that lasted two weeks, I've been kind of yo-yoing, but am down 5 lbs.

Starting Weight: 220

Present Weight: 215

Goal Weight: 170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I really like food. I like to cook, I like to feed people...most recently I was described as a food pusher. I like exercise, but I have issues with motivation and accountability. I can suffer from very low self esteem, and that just puts me into a vicious circle.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm taking steps to make myself accountable. At my last physical, my doctor told me some of my blood tests were on the high end of normal, some a little over the line, so I generally want to be healthy. My long term goal is 150 lbs, but I'm going to start with getting below 200.

diamond5rnt4every1
04-28-2009, 02:11 PM
First name: Diamond

Geographical location: Burlington, NC

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Lol

Occupation: Cna

Pets: 2 Dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, playing drums, talking, clubbing, making friends, eatining lol

Height: 5'1

Eye/Hair Color: hazel / brownish black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: april 1, 2009

Starting Weight: 339

Present Weight: 329

Goal Weight: 179

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: to take the weight losing proecess slowly,

Following any specific plan: healthy eating and plenty of exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i am actually serious and i realize that i have to do this

Anything else you would like to share with us: i am also terrified of having loose skin! :(

merose
04-30-2009, 04:43 PM
First name: Megan

Geographical location: London

Age: 24

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: hospitality worker

Pets: frank and biscuit (australian silky terriers)

Hobbies/Interests: music, books,

Height: 168 cm (5"6')

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 24th april, 2009

Starting Weight: 97kg (214lb)

Present Weight: 94kg (207lb)

Goal Weight: 65kg (143lb)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I smoke and I'm lazy. I've got to get some new habits.

Following any specific plan: fitday.com! counting calories and trying to get off the couch more

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm mentally prepared and have specific goals

DeltaT
05-01-2009, 12:59 AM
First name: Dee

Geographical location: Dirrty South (Georgia that is)

Age: 23

Marital Status: Yep

Children/Ages: 16 months (just the one)

Occupation: Military maintainer/loader of explosives

Pets: Newt, and a housplant

Hobbies/Interests: making hemp jewelry, singing, dancing, video games, reading, drinking booze then attempting to play DDR.

Height: 5' 7" and a half... the half is important!

Eye/Hair Color: browny-green/brown (until I dye it!)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 1st, 2008

Starting Weight: 230ish

Present Weight: 160

Goal Weight: 140-145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Lack of time... I work twelve hour shifts more often than not, and I really, really hate spending time in the gym when I would rather see my son.

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting, getting back into the gym after allowing myself a 6 week break of maintenance after my deployment (got back mid March!)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am the sole wage earner in my family... my life depends on this. I've never had more than 10-15 pounds to lose before, so this is new to me.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am having issues with those last few pounds that stand between me and an Excellent PT score (90+). I am not looking so much at weight, just at improving my running speed and pushups/situps... but the weight loss will be awesome too!

AmandaPlus4
05-01-2009, 08:01 PM
First name:Amanda

Geographical location: Pittsburgh

Age:29

Marital Status: Married for 10 years

Children/Ages: ds Tyler is 10, dd1 Chloe is 8, dd2 Anna is 4 and dd4 Caroline is 14 months

Occupation: SAHM

Pets: Oh, a bunch- 2 dogs, 2 cats, a bearded dragon and a corn snake

Hobbies/Interests: Mainly photography

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Well, this go-around would be 2/25/08, when dc4 was born lol

Starting Weight: 145

Present Weight: Not sure, because one of my kids dumped a cup of water on my digital scale.

Goal Weight: 115

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Right now it's that I am still nursing my youngest; my body really holds onto weight while I am bf.

Following any specific plan: no

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am a crunchy, vegetarian, homeschooling kind of Mom :p

katsb
05-01-2009, 11:44 PM
First name: Katharine

Geographical location: California

Age: 23

Marital Status: engaged

Children/Ages: none yet, I'm hoping to be healthier when we start trying in a couple of years

Occupation: college student

Pets: 1 dachshund

Hobbies/Interests: spending time with my friends/fiance/mom, reading, the internet

Height: 5'4''

Eye/Hair Color: brown hair (with blonde highlights), hazel eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 19, 2009

Starting Weight: 207

Present Weight: 205

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: lack of self-control around food, wanting to give up on exercise

Following any specific plan: just going to the gym 5 days a week (2 of those with a personal trainer) and watching what I eat

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm being serious about the gym!

Anything else you would like to share with us: 3FC is a fun place to be :)

JerseyRockerGal85
05-03-2009, 01:02 PM
First name: Sheril

Geographical location: New Jersey

Age: 23

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: None yet

Occupation: Retail / Working at the Starbucks in Target (ooh the temptation)

Pets: 2 cats (chelsea and mystic), some fish and a pet mouse

Hobbies/Interests: educating myself on nutrition, hanging out with friends, exercising! I'm definately not myself if I don't exercise, Being a Barista...coffee is life to me lol, drawing, painting, reading, writing, being a computer nerd, photography

Height: 4'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Grayish/bluish/green eyes, dark brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: had to have been sometime in mid april

Starting Weight: 225

Present Weight: 217

Goal Weight: at the moment it's 199, then 180...I want to make small goals for myself instead of looking at the big picture

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: the cravings! getting started definately.

Following any specific plan: really portion control and Weight Watchers. I have a wonderful group :)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel like i've finally gotten real, i've been yoyoing my since I was atleast 15 years old and it's time to stop.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Love this community so much! Anytime i'm feeling discouraged I come here and it picks me right back up

KEmery08
05-03-2009, 10:37 PM
First name: Kimberly

Geographical location: Kansas

Age:22

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:None

Occupation:Special Education Para/Student

Pets:One dog, 7 chickens & a duck

Hobbies/Interests:Reading, photography, movies, cooking

Height:5'2

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/Blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:May 1, 2009

Starting Weight:176

Present Weight:176

Goal Weight:120-125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Food temptations, accountability to work out

Following any specific plan:Considering WW

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm not angry, sad, mad, etc. I'm motivated.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm SO glad I found this site. :hug:

BrennaDawn
05-05-2009, 08:31 PM
First name: Brenna

Geographical location: Vancouver, WA

Age: 25

Marital Status: single but in an amazing relationship <3

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation:teacher

Pets: 1 cat - Mr. Bojangles

Hobbies/Interests:videogames, painting, hiking, Spanish, reading

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: a long, long time ago... Restarting today, bought wiifit last night and recently joined a yoga studio

Starting Weight: 187

Present Weight:187

Goal Weight:140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: food, I love it. Dieting works wonders but I find it incredibly difficult to stick to it

Following any specific plan: 45 mins a day on wii fit, more fruits and veggies, more water, 3-5 yoga/dance classes a week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:This is the heaviest I've been and I'm just sick of the self loathing

Anything else you would like to share with us: If anyone is interested in a weight loss buddy I'd love to have another person to share with and to be accountable to =)

MadameZombie
05-06-2009, 01:42 PM
First name: Zombie

Geographical location: Pittsburgh PA

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single but it might change soon

Children/Ages: None yet and hopefully not for a long time!

Occupation: Still in college

Pets: Doberman, Odin

Hobbies/Interests: Video games, art, illustration, comics, porn, fine dining

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Brunette/ Green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 1st

Starting Weight: 183lbs technically

Present Weight: 180lbs

Goal Weight: 135lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Wings, Alcohol

Following any specific plan: Eat 5 times a day and exercise!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I graduate in December and I want to look good! I don't want to shy away from the camera.

Anything else you would like to share with us: This forum always keeps me motivated!

cara0017
05-08-2009, 08:33 PM
First name: Caroline

Geographical location: Ontario, Canada

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Graduate student

Pets: One dog (poodle-pomeranian mix) named Brandy

Hobbies/Interests: videogames, creative writing, anything Japanese

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color: Green / Dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2009-03-17 (this is the LAST time)

Starting Weight: 185

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I'm surrounded by feeders! My family and friends all show their affection through food. Especially my best friend (who is a fantastic chef!) It'll be hard to turn down his weekly pan of home-made cinnamon rolls.

Following any specific plan: Stay away from fatty stuff. Eat plenty of vegetables. Exercise 5 times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have Jillian Michael's books and dvds! I never really knew how to exercise. Now I do. The woman is a genius!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Umm... I love the dancing broccoli icon. LOL. :broc:

wantstoloseweight
05-09-2009, 12:53 AM
First name:Lynne

Geographical location:Central Florida

Age:23

Marital Status:single

Children/Ages:1 beautiful daughter-2 years old

Occupation:Waitress

Pets:none

Hobbies/Interests:art, music, exercise, dance, yoga, watching tv. (Bones, Grey's Anatomy, What not to Wear, Project Runway, and So you think you can Dance) and movies (Crash, Slumdog Millionare, The Notebook... to name a few of my faves)

Height:5'3

Eye/Hair Color:Blonde/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:3/14/2009

Starting Weight:219

Present Weight:206

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Changing my eating habits... and not getting discouraged when I mess up.

Following any specific plan:Just a low calorie diet and plenty of exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm committed to losing weight for myself and no one else... and I'm doing it the healthy way.

Anything else you would like to share with us:Just that i'm so happy I found this site. I am loving seeing other peoples progress. It's incredibly motivating and I cant wait to be able to post my before and after photos.

BigBreezy
05-09-2009, 03:31 AM
First name: Brittany, but you may refer to me as Brit or the Britness.

Geographical location: The South. I see no need to classify myself as further redneck by specifying state.

Age: 21, almost 22.

Marital Status: Single, single, single.

Children/Ages: None, thank Krishna.

Occupation: Weeell, job searching at the moment.

Pets: Miniature Schnauzer. His name is Martin Scorsese.

Hobbies/Interests: Travel. Reading. Soccer. Softball. STL Cardinals. Writing. Politics. Longboarding. Manchester United. The beach. Art. Live shows. Playing guitar/piano. Singing. Bars. Fun. Apple products.

Height: 6 foot.

Eye/Hair Color: Brown (turquoise contacts occasionally)/Dark brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Uhh, 5/9/09.

Starting Weight: Yo Momma. Too much.

Present Weight: See above.

Goal Weight: Ehh...175 - 200. Any smaller and I think I'd look weird since I'm so tall.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Hm...southern food?

Following any specific plan: Oh, you know, the old exercise and eat better thing...

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well, there haven't been any before now.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Obsessed with Twilight. Yup.

sassybangs
05-10-2009, 02:39 AM
First name: Allison

Geographical location: Washington, dc

Age: 23

Marital Status: semi-serious boyfriend

Children/Ages: nada

Occupation: lab scientist

Pets: cat (mary jane), chihuahua (jack), and a chinchilla (little jimmy halpert)

Hobbies/Interests: sim game fanatic. zelda. tv. and i wonder why im fat!!!

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: green/blonde (dont let the pic fool you)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: im going with may 2009

Starting Weight: 189...scary

Present Weight: 185

Goal Weight: 160 for now

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: binge eating

Following any specific plan: attempting exercise. eating more natural foods, food journaling, and calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: dont really know. i want it more this time around?