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Suzanne 3FC
01-04-2009, 03:51 PM
Being 40-something is spectacular! If you get a chance, introduce yourself to current and new members by filing out the bio below. Copy the below to a new reply and fill in as desired :)

(copied from 100 club, thanks!)

First name:

Geographical location:

Age:

Marital Status:

Children/Ages:

Occupation:

Pets:

Hobbies/Interests:

Height:

Eye/Hair Color:

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:

Starting 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:


forme01
01-04-2009, 04:56 PM
First name: Tracy

Geographical location: the South

Age:44

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages: 2 boys, 12 and 7

Occupation:human service worker/shop manager

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests:writing, reading, gardening

Height:5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time?!? Jan. 3, 2009

Starting Weight:235

Goal Weight: 1st goal 185; hopeful 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: maintaining focus

Following any specific plan:just better choices/portion control

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: higher weight, busier schedule, different motivation

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am grateful for the time, support and encouragement 3FC posters share.

HadEnough
01-04-2009, 04:59 PM
OK, I will be the first!!

First name: Cheryl

Geographical location: Minnesota

Age: 44

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: twins; boy/girl ; 20

Occupation: Administrative Manager

Pets: 2 Brittanys

Hobbies/Interests: Competing with my dogs, camping, cooking, biking, hiking, and horses

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Restarted 1/1/09 (lost a lot of weight in 2006, have since found it, thus the reason I am here)

Starting Weight: 264

Goal Weight:155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Exercise and Staying Motivated

Following any specific plan: Counting Calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am just sick of tired of being overweight and not being able to do what I want to do, when I want to do it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Just that this fat has to go!!


nonstopmom
01-04-2009, 05:17 PM
First name: Courtney

Geographical location: NE

Age:44

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:24/21/16

Occupation:Administrative assistant

Pets: 1 dog

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, volunteer work

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color:Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Nov 2008

Starting Weight:235
Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Making the time to prep meals for busy week nights.

Following any specific plan: no

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Putting my need to do this on the schedule before TV or other things.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Reading all the posts on this site has been extremely helpful over the last 2 months

fitredchick
01-04-2009, 05:28 PM
First name:Sandra

Geographical location: Central Ontario

Age: 48

Marital Status: Divorced....but now dating again!
Children/Ages: 17 yr old daughter

Occupation: self employed

Pets:dog and cat

Hobbies/Interests: gardening, kayaking, yoga, reading
Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color:eyes blue, hair red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:205 lbs

Starting Weight:

Goal Weight:160 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:keeping my cravings for sweet things in check.
Following any specific plan:no...I find that when I follow a specific plan, I fall off very quickly
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: now that I am dating again, this is keeping me feeling that I need to get on track more than ever. I like and want to feel sexy....when I do, men will find me more attractive.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Even more than wanting to feel attractive ...I want to be healthy. My Dad was diagnosed with diabetes in his fifties...I don't want to fall in to the same unhealthy hole.[/FONT]

taw62
01-04-2009, 07:16 PM
First name: Tracey

Geographical location: New England

Age: 46

Marital Status:M

Children/Ages:Son-age 18

Occupation: Designer

Pets: Two Boston Terriers (rescue dogs)

Hobbies/Interests:Quilting, Machine Embroidery, Sewing, Knitting

Height:5'-5"

Eye/Hair Color:Green/Dirty Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 28

Starting Weight:169

Goal Weight:140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stop the Yo-Yo - ing!

Following any specific plan: Low Cal, Low Carb, Low Fat; exercise 5x per week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Setting a goal to run a 5K this year in the fall in under 30 Minutes. Something to work toward to keep the diet and exercising going and give it purpose beyond just getting heathly and fit.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Hit a ten year low of 135 in late 2005. Since have ranged from 145 to 169 last 3 years. Jan.1,2008 was up to 167, went down to 152 in May and hit that low again in October, but back up to 169 in December - just 8 weeks later -YIKES - Need to stop this insanity.

L144S
01-04-2009, 07:41 PM
First name: Linda

Geographical location: North of Boston

Age: 40

Marital Status: Married 18 years

Children/Ages: 2 boys 12 and soon to be 15

Occupation: I help schools raise money through auctions

Pets: Miss Dixie, a wonderful black lab and my walking companion

Hobbies/Interests: I love to walk and hike, but my hobbies change with the seasons, just because they can :)

Height: 5' 3" on a good day

Eye/Hair Color: Brown and Brown, with the help of my colorist

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 21st

Starting Weight: Not sharring this info :)

Goal Weight: I want to be the best me I can and lose weight slowly enough to be a way of life and not a diet

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: meeting my daily activity goal of 2 hours, some days are easier than others...

Following any specific plan: using a boby bugg and counting calories though the BB program

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am not a yoyo dieter, I just let my food got a little (ok a lot) out of control

O2Bthin
01-04-2009, 07:54 PM
I would like to join this thread.

First name: Kathy

Geographical location: Central PA

Age: 45 - 46 next month

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 18, 15, 12

Occupation: Office Manager for a landscape business

Pets: Dog - Jobe/Cat - Whiskers

Hobbies/Interests: Baking, Reading, spending time with friends

Height: 5' 4"

Eye/Hair Color: Eyes - Brown Hair - Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12/29/08

Starting Weight: 244.6

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating when I'm stressed out

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am determined to do this for my health and well being.

Anything else you would like to share with us: My husband is also doing WW so working together makes it easier.

TheMrs
01-04-2009, 10:04 PM
First name: Michelle

Geographical location: Leavenworth, Kansas

Age: 40

Marital Status: Married for 20 years

Children/Ages: Boy - 12; Girl - almost 11

Occupation: School secretary :)

Pets: Yellow Lab - Ben (3) and a Black Lab (pound pup) - Riley (we think close to 2); three hamsters and a few dust bunnies

Hobbies/Interests: I collect antique dolls and furniture when I have spare money, which isn't often - I love reading thriller/drama/horror novels as well. History channel, SciFi and Discovery are my favorites cable stations.

Height: 5'5" (and shrinking or so it feels like)

Eye/Hair Color: I'm a natural brunette, but can't seem to leave my hair color alone since I have quite a few grays - I go from a deeper brunette up to a strawberry/light brunette mix in the summer months -- my eye color is a blueish/greenish/greyish

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Which time?

Starting Weight: 7lbs 14oz (sorry, couldn't resist) - actually this time it'd be 200 is my starting weight... heaviest I've ever been

Goal Weight: 145 is my goal - I weighed this in high school, so we'll see if I can reach it

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Believing in myself...
Following any specific plan:
For now, I'm counting calories/fat and I've started exercising again
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I think to myself that I'm not getting any younger and I really don't want to start over AGAIN in another 5 years.. it will be hard enough losing weight this time.. I know the older you get the harder it is and I figure I'll have a hard enough time as it is...
Anything else you would like to share with us:
I can accept growing old and I can accept not being what some would call 'hot' any more.. but I want to look good, as vain as that sounds. I want to be able to buy clothes without worrying if they'll 'glide' over my stomach or buying swimsuits that resemble maternity swimsuits because I don't want anyone to see my thigh jowls. I want to be able to play with my kids without feeling like I'm going to stroke out and I want to be able to ride my bicycle without feeling like every passerby is shaking their head thinking, "Oh look.. poor thing..."

gigglez
01-05-2009, 10:42 PM
First name:Sandy

Geographical location:South east KY

Age:41

Marital Status:divorced but now in a wonderful relationship

Children/Ages:son 12 going on 30

Occupation:grocery store mgr

Pets:none thankfully

Hobbies/Interests:reading, getting outside enjoying life, and of course yardsales

Height:5/5

Eye/Hair Color:brown/ blond and brown this time

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:2008 this time

Starting Weight:249

Goal Weight:170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:sweets of course

Following any specific plan:just working out and watching what I eat and have given up pop(SHOCK!!!!!!!!!!)

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:

CyberGypsy
01-06-2009, 06:44 AM
First name: Sandy

Geographical location: Ocala, FL

Age:48

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: David 24

Occupation:on WC for the last 3 years need to find a job in this rotten economy

Pets: NONe allergys

Hobbies/Interests:Ebay, photography , cars and Macs

Height:5'8

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/ depends on my mood

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/1/09(again) for the million time

Starting Weight:205

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: the day to day struggle also nightime snacks.

Following any specific plan:low fat

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am going to be 50 in a little over a year this is my last try.49 this month!

Anything else you would like to share with us:

clayr
01-06-2009, 11:28 AM
First name: Jean

Geographical location: Maryland

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married 16 years

Children/Ages: boy 13/ girl 9

Occupation: Ceramic Artist

Pets: 1 dog, 1 hamster

Hobbies/Interests: art

Height:5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: eye color grey/ brown&grey

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Which time? I was 11 when I started the journey, January 1976.

Starting Weight: 222

Goal Weight:160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My brain.

Following any specific plan: Using Fitday.com to track calories and nutrition, getting at least 30 minutes of movement a day.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Starting with my daily calories higher this time.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Good Luck everyone :carrot:

gigglez
01-06-2009, 09:37 PM
Just wanted to say Hi to everyone. I like this bio post it is so interesting to learn about everyone. Well anyway here's to success to us all!

CyberGypsy
01-07-2009, 08:27 AM
Hi, I counted 3 Sandy's, never saw that many in one area before :)

gigglez
01-07-2009, 07:37 PM
Isn't that too scary that many Sandys but maybe it is a sign of good fortune! LOL!

Shannon
01-08-2009, 10:38 PM
First name: Shannon

Geographical location: Amarillo, Texas

Age: 43

Marital Status: Living with a wonderful man

Children/Ages: 1 son age 23 and 1 daughter age 11

Occupation: Construction Record Keeper

Pets: Boyfriend has a dog that likes me more now, daughter has a dog and a bird that I get to take care of.

Hobbies/Interests: Recently started enjoying bowling.

Height: 5'4" used to be 5'5" but think I have already started shrinking

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel eyes/dishwater blonde hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Started again on 1/2/2009

Starting Weight: 213 pounds

Goal Weight: Hopefully 150 pounds

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating smaller portions

Following any specific plan: Metabolic Research Center

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I get to go to Jamaica when I get happy with my weight.

Anything else you would like to share with us: My boyfriend has been very supportive and excited about what I am doing. Having that support is helping more than anything. That and finding this amazing website so I can see how everyone else is doing!

mykids31206
01-09-2009, 11:16 AM
First name: Melodie

Geographical location: South - GA

Age: 40

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: 15 - son; 11 - daughter

Occupation: Nurse

Pets: 3 dogs and 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: Reading and cooking

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Auburn

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/1/09

Starting Weight: 225

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: health issues

Following any specific plan: Counting calories and gym

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Shauna
01-10-2009, 06:54 PM
First name:Shauna

Geographical location:Idaho

Age:48

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:3 boys 24/20/15

Occupation:Teacher

Pets:1 dog, 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests:Reading, Gardening

Height:5'6"

Eye/Hair Color:blue/light brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:January 10. 2009

Starting Weight:140

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating when I'm tired and having a slow metabolism that seems to get slower with age.

Following any specific plan:No, trying to cut out the fats and sugar.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I've fought this battle since high school and have been successful until I had a hysterectomy. In the past 3 years I've put on 15 pounds. I'm really scared I will continue to gain weight. This is the heaviest I've been since my pregnancies.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Beemer
01-11-2009, 04:28 PM
First name:Susan

Geographical location:Michigan-USA

Age:40

Marital Status:Married-19 years

Children/Ages:Son-12 Daughter-11

Occupation:Mom

Pets: Dogs, Birds, Rabbits, Tortoises, Fish, Frogs

Hobbies/Interests:Showing Rabbits, Breeding Birds, Computer Stuff, Reading

Height:5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Dark Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Mid-November

Starting Weight:149

Goal Weight:115 or so

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Chinese Buffets, LOL!! My family loves to eat at them so that will be hard but I know blowing it once in awhile is ok. I am also hypothyroid so that is a hurdle too but my TSH is in the normal range now so I think that should help.

Following any specific plan:Eating healthy foods and exercise, especially running.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Have decided it is a life change and not a "diet". Also since I turned 40 I want to eat like I am 40, not like a kid like I normally would.

Anything else you would like to share with us:Love this site!!!

jademarlene
01-11-2009, 08:02 PM
First name: Jade

Geographical location: Maryland

Age: 46

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Personnel Asst.

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, learning how to knit

Height: 5ft 8 in

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 1, 2009

Starting Weight: 270

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: laziness

Following any specific plan: No, low calorie, low fat

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It's has been a long time between, biggest difference I guess is Im alot older

Anything else you would like to share with us: Iam just praying for the patience to get thru this, Im one of those people who like quick results and I know that this is not something that will happen over night. I am very happy that I found 3 Fat Chicks.

CruiseCAT
01-12-2009, 01:27 PM
First name: Cindy

Geographical location: High Desert of California

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 1 son (will be 25 tomorrow) 1 wonderful DIL and 1 grandbaby who will be 1 on the 24th

Occupation: I have not had a "paid" job in many years, I guess that makes me retired.

Pets: 5 dogs (1 therapy dog and 1 in training) & 1 cat (all rescues)

Hobbies/Interests: GeoCaching, Vegas, 4-Wheelin & Dog Training

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown (OK lots of grey but I color)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 15, 2008

Starting Weight: 186

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Have not come across one this time. I don't know why but this time really is different. I've been OP four weeks now without a problem. I guess because it's about getting healthy this time NOT losing weight.

Following any specific plan: Calories below 1400 (25F/35C/40P) and exercise 5-7 days per week. NOTHING is off limits as long as I am below my 1400. I will say that since being OP I feel I have made very good choices.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm a grandma now and I want to be here to watch him grow up. My father (46) never met my son and my mother (58) died when he was 11.

Anything else you would like to share with us: After only 28 days I feel FABULOUS!!!

LuckyMrsBrown
01-22-2009, 10:37 PM
First name: Sharon

Geographical location: Indiana

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: two boys ages 16 and 14 and a 9 month old daughter

Occupation: stay at home mom enjoying every minute taking care of my daughter

Pets: none...Yay!!!

Hobbies/Interests: reading, traveling

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I've been trying to lose this "baby" weight since June 2008

Starting Weight: in June of '08..189

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Its so hard to eat healthy with two teenage boys and still fixing meals they like.

Following any specific plan: trying to do Weight Watchers, going to Curves three times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: not sure...i do know that it's harder to lose the weight having a baby at 40!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I hope to find someone I can be accountable to...otherwise I don't know if I'll ever lose the weight!

Bigmid
01-23-2009, 05:18 PM
First name: Jacky

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 42

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Photo Lab Manager

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, card making, scrapbooking, paper quilling

Height: 5'9

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Grey (colored to brown for now)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 19, 2009

Starting Weight: 234

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Wraping my mind around the idea again.

Following any specific plan: WW on my own

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Can't answer that yet

Anything else you would like to share with us: Hope to make some new friends here that will kick my butt when I feel like quitting

Twice
01-26-2009, 12:13 PM
First name: Bev

Geographical location: New Jersey

Age: 44

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: 3 sons. 21, 17 & 12

Occupation: Windows Administrator (currently unemployed)

Pets: Dog named Roxy, rabbit named Riley, 2 dwarf hamsters both named PIG & a parakeet who's so nasty he doesnt have a name

Hobbies/Interests: I play video/computer games in my spare time.

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde hair / Hazel eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 3, 2009 (was not a NY resolution)

Starting Weight: 237

Goal Weight: 150ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: learning to share the fridge with my kids. They are super active sport-playing fanatics. They NEED high carb foods. With only one paycheck coming in the house it's difficult to shop for them and me.

Following any specific plan: WW online

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my first attempt at losing weight. I hadnt even realized that I'd gained so much weight until I lost my job and had to go shopping for interview clothes.

Anything else you would like to share with us: My weight loss journey has some physical obsticles attached to it. Maybe not so much obsticles as they are speed bumps :) The details are in my blog if interested. http://3fatchicks.com/diet-blogs/twice/about/ I'm calling them speed bumps because they're there to remind me to go slow because I can easily hurt myself if I overdo things.

I am very happy to have found this site and looking forward to getting to know everybody here better. There are some truly inspiring stories on these cyberpages.

RMatS
01-29-2009, 07:26 PM
First name: Mary

Geographical location: CO

Age: 43

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: one boy, 11

Occupation: Civilian Support to military

Pets: not now

Hobbies/Interests: reading, sewing, needlepoint, parenting

Height: 64"

Eye/Hair Color: green/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I guess today, if I can get back on the wagon

Starting Weight: 199 this time last year, 195 right now

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: so busy. No time to properly cook, clean, or care for anything.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: not sure

Anything else you would like to share with us: for me, the problem is maintaining -- when I'm motivated, I work out hard and eat well, but when I can't seem to maintain. People who say things become habits after three weeks have never studied me. After months of eating right and working out, I can snap back into overeating overnight easily. That's the habit that never dies.

archychick
01-29-2009, 10:02 PM
First name: Lori

Geographical location: Pacific NW, USA

Age: 40

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: boys 15 & 9

Occupation: Self-employed tax preparer/writer & full-time Anthropology/Archaeology student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: archaeology, travel, languages, homeschooling, cooking, reading, light hiking & bowling

Height: 5' nothing

Eye/Hair Color: brown/dark blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1-28-09

Starting Weight: 190

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: STRESS

Following any specific plan: managing stress, balanced diet, exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have added school and a business

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm high-strung. lol

theloula
01-30-2009, 12:30 PM
Hi Gals! Thanks for sharing your details. It is a great way to get to know the folks you are posting with. :)

First name: Lou

Geographical location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada

Age: 42

Marital Status: 42, never married, been on 50 first dates **grins**

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Varied, depends on what I am involved in or which contracts I find. Currently bartender, cashier, waitress, professional multi-tasker in a small family owned restaurant. Previous - social research assistant, photography/graphics work, used books and antiques shop keeper, all aspects of the hospitality industry.

Pets: 2 cats, 3 tanks of goldfish, 1 Betta fish

Hobbies/Interests: sewing and revamping old clothes, photography, books/reading, information, music, anti-violence work, spirituality, weight lifting, re-crafting old jewelry, making mosaics from old dishes (not done in a couple of years though), adore travel

Height: 5'2.5", maybe 5'3" now

Eye/Hair Color: gray blue, dark chocolate/deep auburn depending on which dye I am using at the time

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2008

Starting Weight: Somewhere between 181 and 183, depending on how honest I was being with myself. May have even been 185. Currently moving between 145 - 149.

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Continuing on with the gym and eating healthy once I start to look good again. Motivation starts to slide once I am happy. I am trying to learn to maintain this time - this is the second time I have removed 30+ lbs. Right now, I am facing that last 10 - 15 lbs weight removal segment. I need resolution more than ever right now.

Following any specific plan: Clean, healthy eating combined with weight lifting and yoga. No wheat, almost no sugar. Track food on fitday.com and measure myself on a regular basis for motivation.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time, I am coming at it the same way I quit smoking - there is no other option beyond my final goal. As well, I want this to be for life, not for a year or two. I spent most of my life slim, and want to spend my aging years looking as best as I can. I feel better carrying less weight, have more confidence and know that, while I cannot control that which happens outside of me, I can control what I eat, how I exercise, and what I look like. It is up to me, no one else will do this for me, and I am worth it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I believe that people are amazing. We can do anything we set our minds to, we just have to set a goal and believe. Swallow your dreams whole, live them as if they are real, and they *will* be real because they are already happening.

bikinidreamin
01-30-2009, 01:27 PM
First name: Beth

Geographical location: Anchorage, AK

Age: 42

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None, Husband has 3 all grown

Occupation: eBayer and currently remodeling our home

Pets: 1 black Lab, Max

Hobbies/Interests: remodeling, reading, shopping, collecting

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 29, 2009

Starting Weight: 228

Goal Weight: 128

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Not freaking myself out. Being consistent.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm reaching out and trying to overcome my fears.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Thanks for the site!!!!

Beachplum
01-31-2009, 05:06 PM
First name: Mary

Geographical location: PA

Age: 47

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 boys (19, 16) one girl (18)

Occupation: Domestic goddess

Pets: do dust bunnies count?

Hobbies/Interests: hiking, biking, reading, Photography

Height: 5'8 3/4 (I think I shrunk) I used to be 5'9

Eye/Hair Color: Blue, brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Beginning of Janurary, don't remember the exact date.

Starting Weight:189

Goal Weight: 150 .....140 in my dreams

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: changing the entire way I used to eat

Following any specific plan: CHIP

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel more motivated to loose this weight due to some very bad blood work :(

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am just glad to be a part of this group of chicks.. oh and don't ever miss type 3fatchicks in your browser. Yikes.. sick, sick sick web site!

WendyD
01-31-2009, 05:16 PM
First name:WendyD

Geographical location:Nova Scotia, Canada

Age:45

Marital Status:MaRried

Children/Ages:2 girls, 22 and 23

Occupation:Nurse

Pets:3 cats, Marbels, Peitree and Gus

Hobbies/Interests:Crochet, reading, painting, drawing

Height:5'5"

Eye/Hair Color:Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Forever it seems

Starting Weight:160

Goal Weight:125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:I love junk food and sweets.

Following any specific plan:No

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am determined to change my eating habits and to exercise. I need to feel healthy.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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Kattitude
02-01-2009, 07:04 PM
First name:Rhonda

Geographical location:Oklahoma

Age:45 (until Thursday)

Marital Status:Married 15 years

Children/Ages: No children

Occupation:bank teller

Pets:5 cats 1 dog

Hobbies/Interests:reading, surfing the net, gardening

Height:5'6"

Eye/Hair Color:brown eyes, auburn hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Janury 25, 2009

Starting Weight:188

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Portion control

Following any specific plan:need advice on this one...

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Health and very tired of how I look & feel:mad:

Anything else you would like to share with us: I want to make real changes in my life toward better eating habits and tired of the diet merry-go-round, different "types" of diets that don't work...sick & tired of that:p

IDBigbird
02-04-2009, 10:02 PM
First name: Robin

Geographical location: North central Idaho

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Charlie (5 yr old dog), Sam & Ellie (7 1/2 yr old cats)

Occupation: Electronic Medical Records Consultant

Pets: See "Children", plus some fish

Hobbies/Interests: Home improvement/gardening/landscaping/woodworking

Height: 5'9.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Forever

Starting Weight: 210 (this time)

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating/depression/hypothyroidism

Following any specific plan: natural, whole foods

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm now border-line diabetic - incentive
Anything else you would like to share with us:

tanyaskees
02-05-2009, 09:56 AM
First name: Tanya

Geographical location: Memphis

Age: 42

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Software developer

Pets: Highway the husky, almost 14 years old.

Hobbies/Interests: Dogs, reading, TV

Height: 5.5

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time January 2009

Starting Weight: This time 176

Goal Weight: 145 to 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Carbs, love carbs

Following any specific plan: Low carb

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Keeping it off for good.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am back on low carb diet after losing 103 pounds back in 2004 - 2005. I gained 30 pounds since getting into a serious relationship and I want to take it off for good. Got a little to comfortable I guess, but I can't let it get out of control, so here I am.

LitelWumin
02-09-2009, 01:17 PM
First name:Chriss

Geographical location: Southern MN

Age:40

Marital Status:M

Children/Ages:F/17, M/14

Occupation:Sous Chef

Pets: D/2, C/2

Hobbies/Interests: reading, travel

Height: 5' 1"

Eye/Hair Color:

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Starting again 2.9.09

Starting Weight: 135 :mad:

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercise - just not that into it! :(

Following any specific plan: WW

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Buckeye
02-09-2009, 01:36 PM
First name:Carrie

Geographical location: Parker, CO

Age:41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 3 Kids, 15,13,& 3

Occupation: Self-Employed

Pets: 2 Cats, 1 Dog

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Family Time, Hiking, Camping, Skiing

Height:5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/More gray every day

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:1967

Starting Weight:201 (this time)

Goal Weight:160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sticking to it this time!

Following any specific plan: Fat Smash (worked before)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Just tired of being embarrassed and hating the way I look!!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Would love to talk to anyone going thru same challenges...

juls64
02-15-2009, 12:10 PM
First name: Julie

Geographical location: Chicago Suburbs

Age: 45 on Thursday - yikes!

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: son 22 / daughter 19

Occupation: Plumber

Pets:

Hobbies/Interests: scuba diving, walking, sports

Height: 5'-11"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/ blondish grey

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb 2nd, 2009 (day after Super Bowl)

Starting Weight: 193

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating junk food and less alcohol consumption. I love a glass of wine in the evening and my favorite food group is pizza and beer!

Following any specific plan: Count calories (1200-1500/day), eliminate fatty junk foods and exercise regularly

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Nothing, this is what worked for me in the past

Anything else you would like to share with us: In 2000 I lost about 70 pounds. Some of it has slowly crept back so I need to work on dropping it again.

newleaf123
02-15-2009, 03:40 PM
First name: Heidi

Geographical location: Western PA

Age: 43

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 boys, ages 7 & 9

Occupation: Consultant

Pets: 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: hiking, cooking, reading

Height: 5' 7"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel / brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/10/09

Starting Weight: 186.6

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Just doing it...

Following any specific plan: My plan is pretty basic: exercise, healthy food choices, portion control.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Nothing, this has worked for me in the past.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I had lost weight in 2005 and did great through 2007. But then I lost the motivation to exercise, and here I am now... up 30 lbs. I hate to admit it, but I guess I must be a yo-yo dieter... Maintaining weight loss is just as difficult as losing weight, and I guess I got tired of the struggle.

chbaker
02-17-2009, 01:30 PM
First name:Cherry

Geographical location:Louisiana

Age:46

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages:2/24 & 25

Occupation:sales

Pets:2 labs

Hobbies/Interests:cooking, reading, hanging with friends, movies

Height:5'3"

Eye/Hair Color:Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:(this time) today 2-17-09

Starting Weight:211

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:I love to eat!

Following any specific plan:south beach

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am sick of being fat! plus I need to help my husband lose some weight, he was jsut diagnosed with diabetes. I'd like to keep him around :hug:

Anything else you would like to share with us:this is the 1st time Ive done the online thing so fogive me if I mess this up

SheaLo
02-22-2009, 12:48 PM
First name: O'Shea

Geographical location: Mobile, Alabama

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married - 15 years

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student

Pets: 2 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, Swimming, Volunteering at the SPCA, Landscaping

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 02/22/2009

Starting Weight: 213

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I take corticosteroids due to kidney transplant. Prednisone makes losing weight very difficult for me.

Following any specific plan: Low fat, low salt diet. Similar to diabetic meal plan.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am getting help for depression and am putting together a weight loss support team.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am approaching weight loss with a "one day at a time" attitude. If I am less successful on some days, I commit to starting anew rather than abandoning my effort entirely.

Cris
03-10-2009, 01:55 AM
First name: Cris

Geographical location:Maryland

Age:40

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:Kathleen 17 Ryan 15

Occupation: Domestic Godess

Pets:None

Hobbies/Interests:Walking, Music, Hiking, Reading

Height:5'8

Eye/Hair Color:Hazel/ Medium Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:June 08

Starting Weight:315

Weight Now:258

Goal Weight:165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Finishing/to finally be healthy

Following any specific plan:High Protein, carbs from veggies, eating low GI foods, At least a gallon of water a day, excersizing Every day.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Had chest pains one morning. Diabetes/Heart problems in family history. Not willing to die yet. Finally have the motivation to finish,to really live.

Anything else you would like to share with us:Any advice/help I am ALWAYS open to. Thanks so much.

TSap
03-14-2009, 09:04 AM
First name: Tanya

Geographical location: Eastern PA

Age: 45

Marital Status: not married, but together 23 years

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Nurse

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: reading, scrapbooking, learning to cook, activities with
family and friends

Height: 5' 4"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/ brown from the bottle

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 30, 2008

Starting Weight: 263

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: maintainence

Following any specific plan: calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: lifestyle changes that I can live with for the rest of my life. No extreme dieting or exercising that I can not maintain

Anything else you would like to share with us: love the support of this site!!

angelmom313
03-16-2009, 11:01 PM
First name: Anita

Geographical location: Florida

Age:40

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 4 children (18,17,12,9)

Occupation:Teacher

Pets:2 cats I am allergic to

Hobbies/Interests:Reading

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color:Red Hair/Brown Eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: TODAY!

Starting Weight:200

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Drinking more water, and not eating fast food/cheap food.

Following any specific plan: No, have done that too many times. I think I will devise my own plan

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am sick of it and embarrassed and just turned 40! I am tired of feeling like I am hiding out because of my weight.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have a couple of old injuries and a recent "new" injury which makes it hard to exercise. I think I will try a swim class.

anitra416
03-20-2009, 12:02 PM
First name: Anne-Marie

Geographical location: Ontario, Canada

Age: 40

Marital Status: Common law relationship 10 years

Children/Ages: nope

Occupation: arts program consultant

Pets: 1 geriatric cat - Maya, 1 newly acquired pup - Rocket

Hobbies/Interests: knitting, photography, cooking!, reading, painting

Height: 5 ft 11

Eye/Hair Color: brown / blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 2008 (for real)

Starting Weight: 220

Goal Weight: 170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: laziness, motivation to exercise through tiredness, complacency about plateau-ing

Following any specific plan: portion control, food record, no more junk food or liquid calories (juice, pop), eating whole, organic foods in moderation

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My commitment is REAL instead of imagined. I am now conscious of the REAL effort it takes to be mindful of what I eat and how much I exercise. Less talk, more action!!

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Frankenbarbie
03-23-2009, 09:18 PM
First name:Suset

Geographical location:Prince George BC.....Yes..the Great White North.

Age:39...I'll be 40 in June...sigh

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages:none, just Fur babies

Occupation:Correctional officer in a Med. Security adult center

Pets:2 Dogs, a Lab Aust.cattle dog cross (Meeko the Wonder dog) and a Viszla (Tova aka. Superbad)

Hobbies/Interests:Love being outdoors, hunting, fishing ect. Yoga and beginner running (havent gotten farther than 3km in one go YET). Love learning about wines, love to read IF I can learn something new, training my dogs is also an interest of mine.

Height:5'7"

Eye/Hair Color:Hazel / Blonde (and a bit of grey, but everyone else cant seem to see it)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:I was 9....the doctor told my mom I needed to go to a dietician as I was too heavy. In hindsight MY MOM should have went, I was 9!! what the h*ll was I cooking and eating!! I just ate what I was given, and of course what I could steal/sneak when no one was looking. I have always been chunky/husky (OMG!! I hate those adjectives even more now than I did then!!eww!)This time around it has been a few months but I need to commit to a date....How's today grab ya!!??

Starting Weight:Truthfully......186..3lbs away from the heaviest I have ever been.

Goal Weight:150lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:eating to placate myself emotionally and portion control.

Following any specific plan:currently no, just counting clories and controlling portion sizes.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I have hormonal imbalances to deal with, and I have never felt more desperate to make positive change.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Non-Hodgkins cancer survivor, 6 years cancer clean. I am a great sprinter, really focused right out of the gate...but I have difficulty with hanging in long enough to foster real changes. I get discouraged easily but I am not a quitter, just need to be held accountable.

Jacqui_D
03-30-2009, 05:38 PM
First name: Jacqui

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 47

Marital Status: M

Children/Ages: Son-21; Daughter-19

Occupation: Retired/Homemaker

Pets: One huge dog and 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Writing, Antiquing, Decorating

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Blonde

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: March 12, 2009

Starting Weight: 216 lbs.

Goal Weight: 145 lbs.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Motivation

Following any specific plan: No, I'm just trying to do what I know is right and healthy, without gimmicks or severe calorie cutting. I am keeping an eye on calories however.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am not just interested in losing weight. I want to change how I eat and exercise for good.

Anything else you would like to share with us: It's important for me to come to a site like this because it helps to keep my motivation high. I know that I will go through lapses of motivation and willpower--that's natural--but as long as I don't lose focus, I know I'll be able to pull through it.

ninebabydragons
04-17-2009, 02:40 PM
Being 40-something is spectacular! If you get a chance, introduce yourself to current and new members by filing out the bio below. Copy the below to a new reply and fill in as desired :)

(copied from 100 club, thanks!)

First name:
April

Geographical location:
Midwest

Age:
39 years, 11 months and 19 days (b-day 4/29)

Marital Status:
Married

Children/Ages:
11 - 22, 20, 20, 18, 18, 17, 16, 14, 13, 13, 12

Occupation:
Student/Secretary soon to be Teacher

Pets:
Ginger, the cat

Hobbies/Interests:
Sewing, knitting, reading

Height:
5'8"

Eye/Hair Color:
Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
This time around? Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Starting Weight:
188

Goal Weight:
150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Sugar addiction/Emotional eating

Following any specific plan:
Weight Watchers
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
Giving myself a break and taking my time

Anything else you would like to share with us:

:carrot:

Nspired2lose
04-18-2009, 10:26 PM
[QUOTE=Nspired2lose;2704089]First name:Judi

Geographical location:Western Oregon

Age:46

Marital Status:Married/Seperated

Children/Ages:27

Occupation:Childcare Provider

Pets:1 miniature Chiuahuah,2 cats

Hobbies/Interests:Reading,guitar playing,songwriting & singing,outdoors & gardening,drawing,crafts,computer,tv

Height:5'3

Eye/Hair Color:Hazel/Dark Brown with weaved blonde

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey:April 17,2009

Starting Weight:267

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Eating to soothe stress and self-esteem issues.

Following any specific plan:Low Fat,Low Carb balanced plan I put together myself based on the Glycemic Impact diet I was on before.It works for me.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm in a recovery group for my overeating and co-dependancy and I'm learning how to stop neglecting myself and my health.

Anything else you would like to share with us:I'm going through a major life change.In the last year I had a hysterectomy,I'm seperating from my spouse and getting a divorce soon and I put myself in a christian recovery program for hurts,habits,and hangups.It's for my food and co-dependancy issues.I have worked hard as a wife mother,grandmother,and business partner with my spouse.Ive raised a my family,helped my kids raise theirs and worked with my husband in the cleaning buisness.But I didn't take good enough care of me.I'm done with it.Im finding myself now and what I want out of life.I'm going for all the things I never did but desired to.
Im getting ready for it all!New job,education and training goals,spiritual lifestyle,meeting new friends,getting to know my new church family,looking forward to some fun and adventure and especially;getting excited about my soon to be fit,smaller,healthier body!A new me physically,mentally,spiritually. :dust:

krisann22
04-19-2009, 11:53 PM
First name:Kris

Geographical location: Twin Cities MN

Age:46

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: Son 23, Daughter 18, Daughter 15

Occupation: PST 1 for city of Mpls

Pets: 1 dog, 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: crafts, making jewelry.

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Auburn

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Seems like forever

Starting Weight: 237

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and its just so hard to have to exercise through the pain and eat healthy when Im feeling crappy.

Following any specific plan: Loosely Weight watchers, I lost 20 lbs before diagnosed but gained it when put on Prednisone

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I hve to do it for my health, for my joints and for my heart. Higher incidents of heart attack and death from heart problems with RA.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Im looking forward to lots of advice and tips.

gretavanbb
04-21-2009, 11:41 AM
First name: Greta

Geographical location: Northwest US

Age: 41

Marital Status:M

Children/Ages: 4 boys 15/13/8/6

Occupation: Tax Prep/Bookkeeping

Pets: Boxer, Cockatiel, Desert Tortoise

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Watching my kids do band and sports, Gardening

Height:5'-11"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

(re)Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 17, 2009

Starting Weight: 253

Goal Weight:170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Determination and exercise

Following any specific plan: Fat Flush, but tweaked a bit. No grains. Lots of veggies, fruit, lean protein.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am working hard to combine diet and exercise simultaneously...and am being very conscious of my lean body weight....maintaining and increasing it while I lose the bad fat. I am trying to increase my base metabolism.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have struggled with weight my entire life. Some of my issue is physical (I have thyroid disease and adrenal issues), but most is psychological (somehow, the weight "insulates" me from certain aspects of life). I am trying to address both issues this time and focus on overall health and quality of life. My focus is on becoming stronger, healthier, and more capable of keeping up with my very active boys.

jglebtt
04-22-2009, 09:09 PM
First name:Mary

Geographical location:SE Michigan

Age:48

Marital Status:married 23 years

Children/Ages:22 and 12

Occupation:In home Kenneling

Pets:1 Dog, 3 cats, 16 Chickens, 1 hermit crab

Hobbies/Interests:Reading,Gardening,hiking,fishing,playing parlor games

Height:5' 7"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/natural color mousy brown but now its blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sometime in 1968 or 69. That would have been the first time my mom gave me Dexitrim when I was 8. I was obese by the time I was 3...morbidly obese by the time I was 6

Starting Weight: My highest weight ever was 260 - 15 years ago

Goal Weight:140 or 150 I'll know when I get there. At 170 now

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Stopping the compulsive overeating!

Following any specific plan:Loosely based on the mayo clinic plan. Goal is to average around 1100 cal a day

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Seeing a therapist to help me deal with all the anger I have from childhood. It helps.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Someday I'm going to feel free to be at a social gathering and not have to worry about somebody's kid yelling across the room "Hey Ms Mary my Mom say's your fat and that you eat to much"

Celtic mom
04-23-2009, 10:35 AM
First name: Cathy

Geographical location: Kansas

Age: 42

Marital Status: Very happily married :)

Children/Ages: Boy age 11, Boy age 10, and Daughter age 6 - all with my red hair!

Occupation: Registered nurse - out-patient surgery recovery room.

Pets: Oh my! We are a rescue family - 2 large dogs, 3 - 12 week old kittens, a hamster, and a lizard!

Hobbies/Interests: Too many to list - just wish I had time for them!

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, red hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This one began a week ago.

Starting Weight: 138

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking to the plan and finding time to exercise.

Following any specific plan: South Beach

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I lost 70 pounds on South Beach about 3 years ago, was able to go to the gym 4 -5 days a week, now I am working full time and have a hard time getting there.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Just so happy to have found this site! Anxious to meet you all!!!!!
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willow68
04-24-2009, 03:45 PM
First name: Willow

Geographical location: California

Age: 40

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: No

Occupation: Entertainment

Pets: No

Hobbies/Interests: Music, travel,...

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Years ago...

Starting Weight: 210

Goal Weight: 150 and less

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sugar cravings

Following any specific plan: No

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Hopefully this time I will succeed

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love to exercise, I don't like artificial sweeteners, I am trying to beat my cravings with whole wheat pasta, brown rice and fruit and veggies instead.

Jacque9999
04-27-2009, 09:39 AM
First name: Joci

Geographical location: PA

Age: older than dirt....46

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 21, 18 and almost 16...yikes

Occupation: Part time IT Department Assistant

Pets: 2 dogs...Twiggy and Pumpkin

Hobbies/Interests: Skiing (both kinds), photography, travel, hanging with friends and family. And now I can officially add...WORKING OUT!!!

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:My highest weight (not post pregnancy) 2 years ago was 160. Really started this new journey at 153 about 3 weeks ago

Starting Weight: see above

Goal Weight: Will be happy to see 135 but would be ecstatic to see the 120s

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Cravings

Following any specific plan: Counting Calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Not sure but for some reason I feel really different this time..."look forward to working out" is part of my vocabulary now.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nope!! But if you want to know something, just ask:D

Steve
05-03-2009, 11:22 PM
First name: Steve

Geographical location: Midwest

Age: 40

Marital Status: Married almost 2 years

Children/Ages: none yet

Occupation: Customer Service

Pets: cat-Skeeter

Hobbies/Interests: Playing and recording songs on guitar and bass.

Height: 5' 8"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes dark blonde when I dont shave it all off.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 01/04/09

Starting Weight: 313

Goal Weight: 190

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Changing all my bad habits.

Following any specific plan: nope

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Much more motivated this time and I'm actually sticking with it. My wife is very supportive which I think was my missing ingredient previously.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I look forward to talking with all of you and learning from all the experience the community has to offer.

Lucylucy20
05-20-2009, 02:21 PM
First name:Lucylucy

Geographical location: michigan

Age:43

Marital Status:divorsed

Children/Ages:15/12

Occupation:Expeditor/ hilo driver

Pets: dogs- 2

Hobbies/Interests:Painting and polymere clay. Watching my kids play sports.

Height:5'11"

Eye/Hair Color: brown and reddish blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:245

Starting Weight:245
Goal Weight:175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercising

Following any specific plan:

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:

dragonwoman64
05-27-2009, 12:01 PM
First name: Margie

Geographical location: Brooklyn

Age: 45

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: no

Occupation: paralegal

Pets: a cat (Chloe)

Hobbies/Interests: crossword puzzles, knitting, traveling, cooking, writing

Height: 5' 9"

Eye/Hair Color: brunette

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: probably since I was about 16

Starting Weight:

Goal Weight: I should be, according to height/weight charts, about 160 to 170, I would take anything below 200 right now, ha

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sticking consistently to eating plan

Following any specific plan: my own version that's based on Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've got a good exercise routine going, and need to put my nose to the grindstone now, I really want to get control of my weight

Anything else you would like to share with us: I live with bf who's at a good healthy weight, and he eats lots of goodies and does a lot of the cooking. I know it's ultimately my responsibility what I put in my mouth, but it does make it tougher having all the junkier stuff around :p

Julie131
06-02-2009, 12:56 PM
First name: Julie

Geographical location: Southeast Georgia

Age: 47

Marital Status: Married - 29 years

Children/Ages: 2 girls, ages 28 and 24

Occupation: Transportation Officer - but about to make a life chaging career move!

Pets: 2 Rescue dogs, Bailey (129 lb Rottie/Lab) and Buddy (90 lb Boarder Collie Mix)

Hobbies/Interests: Running, cycling, healthy eating, and I have been trying for about a month to learn how to knit. So far the only thing I have learned is to cast on. :(

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Mousey Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1962 - the day I was born!!!

Starting Weight: This time around, 157

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My own negative thoughts about my body

Following any specific plan: WW online

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I have a better, more mature mindset and I have a much better understanding of 'healthy' eating.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am trying to eat 'clean', meaning little or no processed foods. So far (week 2) it is going really well.

Hermit Girl
06-03-2009, 07:14 PM
First name: Jen

Geographical location: NorthBay Mtns of California

Age: 47

Marital Status: Married , sort of

Children/Ages: none, but I have two adorable nieces, 9 and 6 !!!!

Occupation: housewife, dog mom, part-time musician

Pets: Emma, 4 yr old GermanShepherd... aka My Personal Trainer ! ;)

Hobbies/Interests: Where do I start? Music (mandolin) , hiking, "total scratch" kind of cooking & baking, gardening, sewing (a little quilting), knitting my own handspun, bicycling the mountain, writing to penpals and emails, keeping house (love to do this), making stuff.... thrift shopping, and making my own style.

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: brown eyes, natural blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Beg of June , 2009

Starting Weight: 183 this morning

Goal Weight: around 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating , boredom binging, portion control.... Self Belief .

Following any specific plan: Planning the utmost healthful lifestyle and simply merging into it (super healthy eating, portion control everything but veggies & fruit, and tons of exercise ; cycling, hiking mostly. I should lose weight as soon as I let go of the binging. I am loosely following Mark Bittman's "FoodMatters" philosophy, but I realize I am going to have to adhere to stronger commitment and focus. Also visualization (mental rehearsal ... book "EvolveYourBrain" by Joe Dispenza) is key, but I realize I am very weak in the self belief , so this one is tough.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Desperate to be comfortable in my body again, desperate for some self-esteem, afraid of aging with disease, afraid of growing old with never having given myself the body I want.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am pretty isolated in the mountains, and thus lonely... would love penpals ! :)

Runninginplace
06-08-2009, 03:37 AM
First name:
Samantha

Geographical location:
Maryland

Age:
49

Marital Status:
Single

Children/Ages:
None, but very close to my nieces & nephews (ages 2 to 26)

Occupation:
Federal Govt. Employee

Pets:
Dog - my baby

Hobbies/Interests:
Reading, music, travel

Height:
5'3"

Eye/Hair Color:
Brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
This time around? June 1, 2009

Starting Weight:
221

Goal Weight:
140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Weekends! I do well during the week while I'm working, but slip "off the wagon" on my days off work.

Following any specific plan:
Watching what I eat and more consistent exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
Going to be 50 in 8 months; I am determined to be 50 and more healthy.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
Need to lose weight for obvious health reasons. Just coming off of a year of major job stress - changed jobs after working in one office for many, many years. Hope to get "more together" this year - again, before hitting the big
5-0!

LitMiss
06-13-2009, 02:37 PM
First name: Darcel

Geographical location: Arizona

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Stacia 12, Artie Joe 10, Lydia 6

Occupation: Pre-K Teacher

Pets: Sandy, Irish Terrier Mix & Rocky, Chihuahua Terrier Mix

Hobbies/Interests: Sewing, reading, cooking, travel, pc games

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel, brunette

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 2009

Starting Weight: 216.5 lbs

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Cooking for the whole family

Following any specific plan: no, just low calorie and fat

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am missing out on too much because of my weight. I can't keep up with the kids and am tired all the time. I have a low self esteem and want to feel better all around. I feel like this is my last chance. I haven't tried to diet in many years.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I really think I can do it this time! Lifestyle change!

Serenity67
06-13-2009, 11:11 PM
First name: Jen

Geographical location: Saskatchewan, Canada

Age: 42

Marital Status: Married, 21 years :0)

Children/Ages: daughter 20 / son 17

Occupation: Admin

Pets: A parrot and a cat

Hobbies/Interests: right now it all about me lol

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes - hair depends on the mood

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 11

Starting Weight: 217

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: not eating cause I am bored, depressed, angry, happy blah blah blah

Following any specific plan: nope, just whole food, no sugar, lots of fibre

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: this just "feels" like the time :0) Had a bout with depression last summer (not the first one but the worst one) and now that I am on the mental mend, I need to catch my body up, cause they both need each other to be healthy :0)

Anything else you would like to share with us: Just that I am looking forward to this journey (unlike every other try) and believe I can do it this time !!!!

AlleyTD
06-15-2009, 12:01 PM
First name: Alley

Geographical location: Pacific Northwest

Age: 47

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: two boys -ages 9 and 5

Occupation: Telecommuter / travel industry

Pets: two little dogs

Hobbies/Interests: computer research

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown /Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 16, 2009

Starting Weight: 224

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: late night nibbling / exercise

Following any specific plan: no / but, I want to count calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: not sure yet ... I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired

Anything else you would like to share with us: I hope with the support and new virtual friendship I will find the motivation within me to keep on going

toesinthesand
07-01-2009, 03:04 PM
First name: Carol

Geographical location: SouthEast

Age: 47

Marital Status: D and D again! haha

Children/Ages: 25,21,11 (my late in life child)

Occupation: Secretary

Pets: cats galore

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, trips to the mountains, working in the yard

Height:5'5"

Eye/Hair Color:Green/Red (Christmasy!)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 7 2009

Starting Weight: lets see what it is when I get back from vacation

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:my love of the odd bottle of wine!

Following any specific plan:Ultimate Fat Smash

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Do I really want to be fat and 50!?!?!?!?!?

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm leaving in the morning for my vacation up in the mountains, going to start back on Fat Smash as close as I can when I get back. I've done it before and it worked but I never could do the 3 weeks without cheating some. THAT's my goal this time. 3 weeks - no cheating and lets see how it works!

blueenough
07-01-2009, 10:37 PM
First name: ;)

Geographical location: USA

Age: 40

Marital Status: HAPPILY married for the 2nd and FINAL time

Children/Ages: 12 and 5

Occupation: Teacher

Pets: none right now; family dog just died

Hobbies/Interests: reading; writing

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1978?????

Starting Weight: 176

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: self-medicating

Following any specific plan: calorie counting/vast experience with WW and ADA

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am at my highest weight ever and I can't stand my body!

Anything else you would like to share with us:[/QUOTE] Weight loss is what I desire most right now, but it's not my only hurdle to overcome in this journey.

HotWings
07-02-2009, 12:25 PM
Hi people! I am new to 3FC, but after having read many posts I really like the friendly atmosphere of this place. So, it is time to speak up. :)


First name: Karyn

Geographical location: currently in upper midwest US

Age: 44

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: Boy who turns 8 in August, Girl who is 6

Occupation: Domestic Engineer, Homeschool teacher (previously teacher and software trainer)

Pets: 2 - Bubba the farting dog and Spanky the hairball cat

Hobbies/Interests: graphic design, website design

Height: 5' 7"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/green eyes, honey blonde hair with (gasp!!) a few grey hairs in the front that I try desperately to keep from view.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time - July 1

Starting Weight: 350
Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercising & portion control

Following any specific plan: Sure - getting off my @$$ and exercising. I have tried many diets & have accumulated a lot of knowledge. For years my calorie intake hasn't been that out of whack - it's the butt hugging of the chair that appears to be my biggest downfall - and portion control on high fat/carbo foods (which I love!!!!!).

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Before I mainly focused on calories and not so much on exercise (since I was a kid I have hated to sweat and get really hot - always thought it was gross and I get really red in the face even if I don't feel that hot). This time I am committing to exercise and focusing on my portion size. I need a plan that I know I can stick to for life, so no food will be off limits - I just need to learn how much I can eat of that food and still lose weight. I'll of course look at calories for awhile so I can adjust portion sizes.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have this user name because my upper arms look like an old lady who just sits playing bingo all day. You know, the flapping wings? Not at all attractive - which means the wings will probably be the last to get themselves in line. ;)

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

swtgila
07-06-2009, 07:44 PM
Default 40 Something Bios
Being 40-something is spectacular! If you get a chance, introduce yourself to current and new members by filing out the bio below. Copy the below to a new reply and fill in as desired

(copied from 100 club, thanks!)

First name: Debbie

Geographical location: Gulf Coast (Mobile, AL)

Age: 47

Marital Status: engaged

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Teacher

Pets: 3 cats, 1 dog ( all rescues)

Hobbies/Interests: photography, facebook, beach

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel (green/blue); blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: all my life? But WLS was April 30, 2008.

Starting Weight: 242

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating

Following any specific plan: WW sometimes

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: people connection and not going to try and do it alone anymore

Thanks! :D

mklayne
07-09-2009, 10:05 AM
First name: Mary Kay

Geographical location: Texas

Age:45

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages: 19 and 15

Occupation: Security Clerk

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: family and lossing weight

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue Eyes, Red Hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today (seriously)

Starting Weight: 240.5

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Exercise I hate it and it is too hot!

Following any specific plan: Trying to find one I can stick with.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am having Lap Band in a few months and I have to show I am serious and lose some weight before my surgery

Anything else you would like to share with us: I need a lot of support so I can prove to m husband I am serious.

jekyal
07-11-2009, 02:28 PM
First name: Elaine

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 48

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 boys 24 and 25

Occupation: IT Technical Manager

Pets: Dog Border Collie names Tippie

Hobbies/Interests: Quilting; sewing; crocheting; reading

Height: 5 ft 3 in

Eye/Hair Color: Eyes Blue; Hair Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Since I was old enough to get on the scale

Starting Weight: This time 221

Goal Weight: 133

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not turning to food when the going gets tough

Following any specific plan: Not really, eating 3 meals a day with healthy choices; staying away from processed foods. Going for a more "organic" diet.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not sure except I do want to hit my goal before I turn 50.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I find losing the weight it easy...relatively speaking...it is keeping the weight off that is hard!

Marie
07-11-2009, 09:48 PM
First name: Marie (hard to guess given my screen name... ;))

Geographical location: Southern Oregon, High Mountain Desert

Age: 47 (3 weeks to 48)

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 1 Daughter (24), 1 Son (23), and 1 ADORABLE grandson (3)

Occupation: Database Manager and Webmaster for our school district.

Pets: My beloved huskies: Blizzard Bear (8), Kodiak Bear (7), and Kai Pixie Bear (1). My angel doggies who I will see again someday: Teddybear (husky) and Goldilocks, Sister or Bear (Golden Retriever)

Hobbies/Interests: Huskies, they are such a humongous part of my life and they keep me active as I walk them at least 1.5 miles daily regardless of the weather. Skiing (downhill), swimming, rollerblading, showshoeing, exercising. Crafts - stained glass, sewing (quilting mostly), drawing. Computers... Audiobooks so I can "read" and do things at once.

Height: 5' 6.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue (or green depending on my clothes) and blonde (with strands of grey making their way into my tresses)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: The day I was born, unfortunately. But this last journey began April 25, 2006 with a 20 pound weight gain one year ago.

Starting Weight: 212

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I like to eat. :D

Following any specific plan: 1400 cals per day. I log every bite in LoseIt!, an iPhone app. It's a great program.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It dawned on my last August (after the 20 pound regain) that I have to log the rest of my life. I recruited my DH to monitor my logging (if he sees I'm not logging to ask to see it). I will log the rest of m life because I don't overeat when I do.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love 3FC. My thread buddies are the BEST lifeline, support group in the world. Thank you to all of you!
Marie

Tundra
07-13-2009, 10:23 PM
First name: Amy

Geographical location: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Age: 42

Marital Status: Co-Habitating

Children/Ages: 19, 17

Occupation: Contracts Administrator

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Walking, Reading, Writing

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: TODAY!

Starting Weight: 220

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Boyfriend's snacking habits and my lack of willpower

Following any specific plan: Vegetarian

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I became a vegetarian 2 years ago and since then have gained over 40 more pounds. It seems that I like to substitute sweets for meats. Not good!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I need a hug.

patchworkpenguin
07-14-2009, 03:25 AM
name: Penguin

Geographical location: Memphis, TN

Age: 40

Marital Status: Married 12 years

Children: Does my Hubby count?

Occupation: wife, and I help teach a class at a local Bible study

Pets:April- 7?yr old Lab/Shepherd mix from Humane Soc ~ see avatar!

Hobbies/Interests: Quilting {username!}, cooking, baking, gardening, reading, Bible study, knitting, exercise, and collect penguins.

Height: 5"7

Eye/Hair Color: emerald green/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: mid June

Starting Weight: 221

Goal Weight: 170ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: CHOCOLATE!!!

Following any specific plan: portion control, counting calories, weighing food {when I remember...working on that part!} Using Fitday. Exercise is good but if I'm eating 4000 calories a day and only buring 3000 I'm going to gain weight! Eat only when I'm hungry, not bored, upset, mad, or whatever!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Effort on my part??? I usually think/say I need to lose weight but don't really do anything about it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I lost 72lbs a few years ago, gained about half of it back mostly because I didn't understand 'maintainance", and thought I would be miserable if I DENIED myself anything {like chocolate} but I'm finding I'm not miserable, I don't feel denied, and I can do this.

Sherrie
07-15-2009, 01:07 PM
First name: Sherrie

Geographical location: Virginia Beach

Age: 40

Marital Status: Long complicated divorce - hopefully ending this year!

Children/Ages: No children

Occupation: Construction Project Engineer

Pets: Cat - Miss Kitty

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, Harley Davidson's, cooking/baking, wine, travelling

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Monday, July 13, 2009

Starting Weight: 162

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Exercise when away on bike.

Following any specific plan: Controlling appetite, Kickboxing and P90X

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Do it by myself!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Would like to meet my goal by my 41st birthday this year - November 8!

ZoeAnnie
07-15-2009, 02:19 PM
First name: Anne

Geographical location: New Jersey

Age: 46 soon to be 47

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 20 yr old son and a 4 mth old daughter

Occupation: Pharma sales, marketing and training


Hobbies/Interests: THE BEACH, my front porch, reading, beading, quilting, good food, friendships, crocheting, walking, biking, adventures

Height: 5' 10"


Eye/Hair Color: Blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7/13/09

Starting Weight: 210 44% body fat

Goal Weight: 21% body fat (about 140lbs)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: believing that i can do this

Following any specific plan: limit "whites" -- sugar, alcohol and unrefined carbs; weight lifting and interval aerobics

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
This is the most important priority i have; want to be healthy for life and live to be 105 (seriously); have been surrounded by ill, aging people and am inspired what we can be with good health.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am inspired by all of your successes and support and am eager to join in with my success too! I am seeking VIBRANCY every day.

Paula96
07-17-2009, 08:52 PM
First name: Paula

Geographical location: Delaware County, PA

Age:42

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Daughter, 13

Occupation: Secretary

Pets: Cats, Birds, Fish

Hobbies/Interests: Watching TV - The Closer, Leverage, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice. Reading, gardening and lately a whole lot of walking!

Height: 5' 4"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue, Blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 29, 2009 (one of many starting dates!! - hopefully the last "starting" date!)

Starting Weight: 215

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Controlling the sweet and starch tooth, sticking to the exercise - "Just Do It!"

Following any specific plan: South Beach, portion control. Walking with Leslie (Sansone - DVD's) and weights.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not getting any younger and I've just reach the point where I'm tired of feeling so out of shape, bloated, unhealthy and taking so many medications.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I really think I can do it this time and I this just the site to find the support and advice I may need! Thanks!:wave:

somedaysoon
07-18-2009, 11:40 AM
First name: Kerry

Geographical location: Michigan

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married for just about 15 years

Children/Ages: 1 boy (13) and 3 girls (11, 7, 4)

Hobbies/Interests: music, musicals, hockey, triathlons, relaxing with friends

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:

Starting Weight: 207

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: myself getting in my way

Following any specific plan: Just trying to eat better and stick to my exercise program

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't know...maybe nothing. I am so tired of being fat & tired, but that's not new. I am tired of thinking that everyone who sees me is judging me and I really just want to be happy with myself.

presmaggie
07-20-2009, 08:47 PM
First name: Helene

Geographical location: British Columbia, Canada

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married for 13 years

Children/Ages: 2 boys, 5 and 6 years: one adopted, one in process of being adopted

Occupation: Civil engineer/project manager - not working right now due to latest adoption. I have started taking some accounting courses while I'm looking for work in order to have more skills that better suit the city where I now live

Hobbies/Interests: reading, learning, health, family, traveling

Height: 5' 5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: almost 20 years ago, when my PCOS kicked in

Starting Weight: 198

Goal Weight: 138

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: PCOS, multiple food sensitivities too numerous to list

Following any specific plan: counting calories on Spark People and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: this time, I don't have a time deadline. I'd rather lose weight slowly and keep it off. I have learned a lot about what works and what doesn't and I'm sure I'll learn lots more.

Anything else you'd like to share with us: I really like the people here!

weightlosswanted
07-22-2009, 07:00 PM
First name: Kathi

Geographical location:South

Age:44

Marital Status:divorced

Children/Ages: 3-24,23&18

Occupation:customer service

Pets:no

Hobbies/Interests: photography, beading, collaging, gardening, fishing, camping, writing and literature

Height:5's"

Eye/Hair Color:both brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: ongoing x 10 years, started again on 7/18/09

Starting Weight: 170

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: herniated disc, then a leg injury in a recent car accident have kept me from working out x 4 months

Following any specific plan: investigating several, meanwhile trying to use common sense

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: finally found a dr who didn't just tell me I need to lose weight to help my health issues, she agreed that not only insulin resistant but also am now prediabetic and is working with me to find some solutions.

Anything else you would like to share with us:I'm a breat cancer survivor x 5 years and need to lose the weight so I can have some additional cosmetic surgery.

katygun
07-27-2009, 02:07 PM
First name: Katy

Geographical location: Michigan

Age: 46

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Son 39, Son 29, Son 25, Daughter 22, Daughter 20

Occupation: Fire Department Clerk

Pets: Dog, Cat, Fish

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, computer, word puzzles, puzzles

Height: 5'10"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Salt & Pepper

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 2009

Starting Weight: 250

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have a thin husband & thin children. The food in our house isn't the healthiest. No support for me.

Following any specific plan: Still looking at options, but reading "You, On A Diet"

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I'm actually walking every day.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

inthemidst
07-28-2009, 10:58 AM
Hi,

First name: Ash

Geographical location: Northeast Georgia

Age: 49

Marital Status: 18 years married

Children/Ages: dd who will be 15 in september

Occupation: I was a chemist, but I retired in 2006. I start back to school to get a Masters in Social Work, August 2009.

Pets: Miniature poodle, Meeko

Hobbies/Interests: TV (The Cleaner, Saving Grace, L&O), Cooking, Reading

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1974 ...Wellness journey 7/2001

Starting Weight: 197

Goal Weight: 144 or so

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Lots of bingeing triggers, emotional and stress eating

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting (Lose it! for iTouch), abstaining from bingeing triggers, increased protein and lower carbs, adding exercise slowly.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm paying attention to what works and what doesn't work. Journaling all of that. Participating in 3FC.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Chappiema
07-29-2009, 03:48 PM
First name: Jan

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 40 next week!

Marital Status: Single with a wonderful BF

Children/Ages: Combined total 4 Girls 9, 12, 15 Boy 17

Occupation: Desk job :(

Pets: Cats/dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Hanging with the kids and dogs

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: brn/brn

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 2008

Starting Weight: 205

Goal Weight: 130/135?

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: getting through the plateaus, keeping myself eating enough calories (the mindset of eat to lose still doesn't sit well with me)

Following any specific plan: Just watching what I eat and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Tried the quick fixes, but only lifestyle changes will last forever

Anything else you would like to share with us: These last few pounds are the hardest to lose!

girl and dog
08-03-2009, 01:48 AM
First name: Tammy

Geographical location: Seattle

Age: 41

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Lab Rat

Pets: Dog and Cat

Hobbies/Interests: Currently? flyfishing and tying, knitting, trying to understand medieval Persian poetry, lots of reading (hmm, nothing resembling exercise in my hobbies....)

Height: 5'5.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown and er...Brown. (Whatever the dye bottle says at the time).
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Aug 1 2009

Starting Weight: 193

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting up and out to exercise in the dark Seattle winters, avoiding fast food when I've let myself get starving-hungry, saying "no" to the French pastries calling from the bakery windows

Following any specific plan: General Inspiration: Secrets of a Former Fat Girl by Lisa Delaney

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not as focused on the results--more the process.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I found reading 3FC to be so inspiring. Glad to be here!

caroline1
08-06-2009, 10:08 AM
Hey there--i am brand new here and SO glad that i've found this place!! Here's a little bit about me:

First name:Caroline

Geographical location:upstate new york transplant from downstate

Age:47

Marital Status:married-24+ years

Children/Ages:22/19/18

Occupation:bank teller

Pets:2 old beagles

Hobbies/Interests:cooking, music, walking/exercise

Height:5'8"

Eye/Hair Color:brown/gray(but dyed lt. brown) i went gray early!!

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Feb. 1, 2009

Starting Weight:235

Goal Weight:165 currently @ 175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:not really negative encouragement at home--but rather non-existent(although my 2 girls are pretty good)

Following any specific plan:started eating MUCH better(i've always been a junk food junkie) and started exercising again

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:its so much harder at this age than when i was younger--every advance is really treasured because of this

Anything else you would like to share with us: i'm happy i found a place where i think i'll be able to share successes and difficulties and hopefully help somebody else out along the way

sukierd
08-09-2009, 07:22 PM
First name: Sue

Geographical location: Southern Michigan

Age:42

Marital Status:M

Children/Ages:ds, 17 on his way to college in a few weeks, dd, 15 with a driver's permit, ds, 11 and ds, 9.

Occupation: Elementary Special Education Teacher for students with learning disabilities

Pets:one dog, chance....beagle/sheltie mix, think furry beagle

Hobbies/Interests: Not much time for hobbies with 4 kids, but I love to read, read, read, have a small fixer-upper cottage on a lake so that is a hobby/project also enjoy fishing/boating, love bargain shopping...rummages, goodwill, etc.

Height: 5' 2"

Eye/Hair Color: green/blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7/11/09

Starting Weight: 175.6

Goal Weight:125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: attitude

Following any specific plan: calorie counting with exercise, trying to give up carbs and sugar, but I am struggling with that one.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm just sick of myself, I can't continue to be the fattest, the most likely to have health problems, the one who has no energy. I want energy!!!

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

YogaPrincess
08-10-2009, 03:56 AM
Being 40-something is spectacular! If you get a chance, introduce yourself to current and new members by filing out the bio below. Copy the below to a new reply and fill in as desired :)

(copied from 100 club, thanks!)

First name: Anne

Geographical location: Midwest

Age: 49

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Disabled, Vestibular Disorder



Pets: Bailey, my Shetland Sheepdog; Adopted from Heart of KY Sheltie Rescue so age is approximate at 11 years. I have had him for 9 years. He is suffering from Cushing's Disease and cannot be my "walk" partner anymore but otherwise he feels good.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, yoga, quilting (beginner), movies

Height: 5' 8"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today! 8/11/09

Starting Weight: 185

Goal Weight: 167

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Disinterest in cooking, having food available for an active husband and lack of motivation. As a result of my disabling health problem, I suffer chronic pain and I use sugary foods to comfort myself.

Following any specific plan: I am tried several things in the past but I have never lost. I'm not a yo-yo dieter because I never dropped and went up. I first gained the weight while taking medication but I had poor eating habits.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: For the first time since having to give up my job and my volunteer work because of my medical condition, I have found activities that I enjoy - yoga and quilting. I want to feel as good as I can and while I cannot change my physical disability I know that a healthy diet and a healthy weight will make my life better!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Because of my disability, I have lost most of my friends. I tried to reach out and let my friends know that I'm not absorbed with my problems but I do need their friendship. However, I gave up after my phone calls started to go unanswered. Any support and e-mails I receive from this group will be greatly appreciated.

harts555
08-11-2009, 04:52 PM
First name: Elizabeth

Geographical location:OHIO

Age:43

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:girls 5 and 19, boy 13

Occupation:Teacher

Pets:4 dogs,15 silky chickens, 2 hissing cockroaches, 1 leopard gekko

Hobbies/Interests:Riding quads, animals, photograpy

Height:5'

Eye/Hair Color:Dpn't know my original hair color and refuse to find out

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:AUG 11,2009
Starting Weight:179

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:snacks, snacks, snacks

Following any specific plan: trying Jenny Craig

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: Soon to be a grandma (in Sept.)Daughter recently moved back home when her husband was deployed to Afganistan. I will be her birth coach.

gardenerjoy
08-14-2009, 07:20 PM
First name: Joy

Geographical location: Kirkwood, Missouri (a suburb of St. Louis)

Age: 47

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: a happily unemployed librarian with a technology background

Pets: none (allergies)

Hobbies/Interests: reading, gardening, walking, photograpy, digital scrapbooking

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel , used to be brown now it's grayed to more of a yellow -- I've been getting compliments on the color this summer.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: next week (part of my problem -- it's always next week...)

Starting Weight: 220+ (another part of the current problem -- I'm afraid to weigh myself)

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: getting started, apparently

Following any specific plan: currently exploring

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: the long exploration, this forum, the related blog

Anything else you would like to share with us: happy to be here!

Nell68
08-15-2009, 05:16 PM
First name: Nell

Geographical location: Croatia /Europe

Age: 41

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: logistic

Pets: few years ago 6 cats, at the same time :) , now none

Hobbies/Interests: reading, music , dancing

Height: 5'3''

Eye/Hair Color: brown / brunette

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: last time - end of march '08

Starting Weight: 247

Goal Weight: around 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: love for food in general ...

Following any specific plan: calorie counting and exercising

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Thinking about my health ,makes the difference this time.

SunshineCA
08-19-2009, 01:55 PM
First name: Sunshine

Geographical location: Southern California

Age: Fabulously 40!

Marital Status: Sensationally Single! (Was playing house for the last 3.5 years but that's another story!) ;)

Children/Ages: :wizard: (21)
:wizard: (7)
:queen: (16)

Occupation: Sign Language Interpreter

Pets: Lola the Fighter Fish

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, dancing, writing poetry & short stories, cooking & so much more...

Height: 5'7.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Shades of Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Not sure. I was the Yo-Yo Queen for years!! :queen:

Starting Weight: 100 lbs. overweight

Goal Weight: To lose the aforementioned weight. 50 pounds at a time! :)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Getting rid of all the negative and non-supportive people in my life. Fortunately, that goal has been accomplished! Now I can focus more on "ME"! ;)

Following any specific plan: Living the South Beach Lifestyle! :)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Now able to focus on me. No more sabotaging from my EX-fiance.


Anything else you would like to share with us: Keep your head up! Take off "1" pound at a time and the rest shall follow! :)

edwteacher
08-28-2009, 10:03 PM
First name:Anna

Geographical location:Illinois

Age:40

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages:1/ age 12

Occupation:teacher

Pets:2 elderly beagles

Hobbies/Interests:Zumba

Height:5' 7''

Eye/Hair Color:hazel/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Today(8/28)

Starting Weight:181

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Yo yo dieting

Following any specific plan:low carb, writing down food

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:trying to find lifestyle instead of temporary fix

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have gained and lost the same 40 pounds two times before. I would like to make it permanent this time!:carrot:

Hydra
08-30-2009, 10:48 PM
First name: Deanna

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 45 in October

Marital Status: living with boyfriend

Children/Ages: son who is almost 20, granddaughter is 10 months

Occupation: asst director in the mental health field

Pets: male kitty, Loki

Hobbies/Interests: writing, reading, jewelry making, painting

Height:5' 8''

Eye/Hair Color: brown

Starting Date of Weight loss journey: August 20st

Starting Weight:252

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: the hungries I get from taking psych medications

Following any specific plan: food journal, calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want this, I am ready for this, I want to make life long changes not just temporary changes.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am a proud mother and grandmother, I work in the mental health field, I am lucky to have supportive family and friends and I just dig this site!!!

aussielou
09-12-2009, 08:23 PM
First name: Lou

Geographical location: Australia

Age: 47

Marital Status: happily married

Children/Ages: 2, ages 25 & 23

Occupation: social worker

Pets: 1 dog, 1 cat & 1 lizard

Hobbies/Interests: I have not had time for hobbies for so long, I'm looking forward to getting back to them. drawing, gardening, reading, studying, sewing

Height: 5' 7"

Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes, and blonde / brown hair with greying ( when I'm late with getting the colour done!)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: the last time ever: 12/09/09

Starting Weight: 209 lbs / 95 kgs

Goal Weight: 60 kgs / 132 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My health problems have limited my ability to exercise, I am recovering from a long period of illness and that has created financial pressures. I overeat when I'm stressed.

Following any specific plan: generally low carb but mainly working at making sustainable changes to my eating that I can live with.

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

I am at the highest weight I've ever been. This time it's about my health and ability to age well as I am really aware that if I don't lose the weight I am facing an old age of sickness and limitation.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

I am really glad to be here. I am hoping to meet supportive people here as I have no close relatives and my two best friends have both moved away to other states, so loneliness is a problem that I need to overcome.

KDHW
09-21-2009, 01:21 PM
First name: Kim

Geographical location: Miami, Florida

Age: 43

Marital Status: happily married

Children/Ages: 3 girls - ages 17, 13, 6

Occupation: accounting manager

Pets: dog

Hobbies/Interests: traveling with my family, fishing in the florida keys, cooking, scrapbook

Height: 5-5"

Eye/Hair Color: green eyes / dark brown/blond (depending on my mood with I color it to hide the grey)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: which time?? recently 9/1/09

Starting Weight: 215

Goal Weight: 175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stop eating crap because we are so busy.....make time to exercise regularly

Following any specific plan: South Beach Diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I noticed that it is harder for me to lose and easier to gain....maybe its my age but I need to get serious about it this time.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I CAN DO THIS!!!!

KanDewIt
09-25-2009, 12:28 PM
First name: Kan

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 42

Marital Status: M

Children/Ages: SS-26, S-21, DIL-20, SD-20, D-18

Occupation:Healthcare

Pets: 2 dogs, 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: learning to belly dance and play the native american flute, new to running (aka waddle), hiking, and camping. I also enjoy reading, writing, artsy-fartsy stuff, couponing, and so much more.

Height:4'10"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: most recently- today!, historically - in my teens

Starting Weight:177

Goal Weight:118

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Patience with the process. I'd prefer to wake up weighing 118 tomorrow morning! :D

Following any specific plan: Tomorrow I will be starting back on Weight Watchers at home.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a supportive spouse, daughter, this forum, and room to get outside and exercise now.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Thanks for being here! I appreciate each of you!!

Annegirl
10-01-2009, 01:59 PM
First name: Anne

Geographical location: Northeast

Age: 39 and climbing

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: One 20 year old girl

Occupation: Delivery driver

Pets: Dogs, cats, chickens

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, drawing + painting, walking, cooking...

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Somewhere in the early 90's

Starting Weight: 240

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating, Keeping motivated in exercise

Following any specific plan: Portion control

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Gonna be 40 soon! Wont get any easier!

Anything else you would like to share with us:

WiiMom
10-08-2009, 03:38 PM
First name: Christine

Geographical location: Seattle, WA

Age: 47

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: daughter 28, daughter 17, son 16

Occupation: driving instructor

Pets: two cats, one ginnea pig

Hobbies/Interests: reading, billiards (pool), bowling, lively discussions about current events

Height: 5' 7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes and dark brown hair (with the help of my hair stylist :)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9/18/09

Starting Weight: 184

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: staying consistent

Following any specific plan: 30-35 minutes of yoga, strength training and cardio a day and portion control

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am new to weight loss (have only tried once) so any advice is welcomed.

GivTLC
10-12-2009, 09:50 AM
First name: Joan

Geographical location: Pennyslvania

Age:46

Marital Status: Divorced(but back in a realtionship with my ex)

Children/Ages:2 sons, 14 & 10

Occupation:substitute in the school district

Pets:Ragdoll Cat:Jaspurr/Dog:Long haired Chihuahua:Bella

Hobbies/Interests:reading/scrapbooking/movies/hanging out with friends

Height:5'1"

Eye/Hair Color:brown/dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:7/25/09

Starting Weight:194.8

Goal Weight:135 for now

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: to not look at all the weight I need to lose, but rather take it 5 lbs at a time ;)

Following any specific plan: I'm on Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It's not a diet to me this time...it's a Lifestyle!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Love reading everyone's stories...it has been my biggest motivation!

lessthanzero
10-12-2009, 02:35 PM
First name: april

Geographical location: vegas

Age:42

Marital Status: engaged

Children/Ages: Boy, 8

Occupation: CEO/Business Owner/Educator/Business Consultant

Pets: 1 dog, Annie ( who is a pain but i love her!)

Hobbies/Interests: Business, graphics, cosmetics/professional beauty industry, education

Height: 5'10

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/brown/

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: oh when I was 15. my biggest loss was from 267 to 147. Now I am popped back up to 189. Booo!

Starting Weight: 191

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Support at home, depressed and feeling down and a bit lost.

Following any specific plan: Medifast/WW

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am more in the public eye in my profession and I want to look my best in an industry where looks are everything and Its really rough

Anything else you would like to share with us:[/QUOTE]
I need all the support I can get and I would love to be able to help others too!

Roisin Dubh
10-19-2009, 10:23 AM
First name: Sandra

Geographical location: Galway, Ireland

Age:46

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages: 13 & 11

Occupation:Insurance broker

Pets:Three dogs and two cats

Hobbies/Interests:Photography, camogie, reading, walking, whales & dolphins

Height:5/5

Eye/Hair Color:Blue eyes, fair hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:7th October 2009

Starting Weight:198.5 lbs

Goal Weight:Not sure yet, will have to discuss with class leader but 179 will do for starters.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Myself

Following any specific plan:Weightwatchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Joining 3FC!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm looking forward to getting involved with this site. I don't tell anyone when I'm trying to lose weight as, whenever I see them, it becomes the sole topic of conversation. If they're not hassling me with "are you allowed to eat that?" they're driving me bats with "how many points/calories is in this?". 3FC is a God-send because when you've alot of weight to shift you do need non-judgemental support. I get that at WW but that's only once a week. 3FC will help me through the seven days in between.

MariaS
10-19-2009, 12:33 PM
First name: Maria

Geographical location: California

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: three kids ages 5, 7 and 10

Occupation: wahm web content writer

Pets: no

Hobbies/Interests: blogging, writing, music, travel, reading

Height: 5' 4"

Eye/Hair Color: green/brown

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: Oct 2009 (again)

Starting Weight: 233

Present Weight: 231

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: binge eating, not following through, emotional eating

Following any specific plan: portion control, following very loosely Abs diet guidelines

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: If you'd like to know more about me, check my blog

TracyLewWho
10-20-2009, 12:04 AM
First name: Tracy

Geographical location: Western Canada

Age: 47

Marital Status: Married, 20 years

Children/Ages: DS,18, DD,15, DD,4

Occupation: Assistant to a Broker

Pets: 5 month old puppy, Lola, 1 fish

Hobbies/Interests: reading, my children

Height: 5'-5"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/ brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oct.13/09

Starting Weight: 234 lbs.

Goal Weight: 165 lbs.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: motivation, overcoming fatigue, desire for sweets

Following any specific plan: counting calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: same as always - just sick of feeling sick, heavy and unable to enjoy activities

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'd really like to get "it" and be done with thinking about my weight, day in and day out and start LIVING!

AuroraBorealis
10-26-2009, 12:53 AM
First name: Aurora

Geographical location: SE United States

Age: 40

Marital Status: M

Children/Ages: DS 5

Occupation: Cubical Land

Pets: no

Hobbies/Interests: changes daily

Height: 5'6"

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/26/2009

Starting Weight: 249

Goal Weight: 149

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: getting out of my own way.

Following any specific plan: ADA/calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Get Busy Living, or Gey Busy Dying....

Anything else you would like to share with us: Promised myself I would get to my goal weight by 40th birthday, well that didn't happen. Spent spring 08 - fall 08 getting from 250 down to 205. Five pounds from Onederland, then from last fall til now, just completely gave up on that, and focused on other areas of life. Crept (rocketed) back up to 249, and here I am today. thoroughly annoyed and disappointed :no: in myself. Want my "old body" back, the one I had in my 20's, when I actually enjoyed shopping for clothes. Goal to get to goal weight before I turn 41. Gives me 7 months. 100 pounds in 7 months? A bit higher than prescribed safe amount of 10 lbs/month. But others do it, right? Anyway, that is me in a nutshell.

Healthfirst
11-01-2009, 11:46 PM
First name: Alisa

Geographical location: D.C.

Age: 45

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: New baby!

Occupation: Legal

Pets: Dog

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, listening to music

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Bl/Br

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: TODAY! 11/1/09

Starting Weight: 205

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sustained focus.

Following any specific plan: Meal replacement plan through local university clinic

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I realize now that despite all the diets I've been on, I haven't learned what I need to know to make this work. I am paying attention now.

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

petra65
11-08-2009, 05:21 PM
My attempt at copying and pasting didn't go so well so I'll just type it in as best I can

First name: Mary

Geographical Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast. I'm originally from the Northeast and have lived here about 3 years (post Katrina)

Age: 43

Marital Status: single

Children: None

Occupation: Medical

Pets: 2 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: my dogs, video games (this is a new one for me), cooking, reading, yoga

Height: 5' 4"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Dirty Blonde

Starting Date of Weight Loss Journey: This time.......9/15/2009

Starting Weight: 244

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Believing I could actually do it and mastering meal planning.

Following any specific plan: Sonoma/Mediterranean

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have successfully lost large amounts of weight in the past only to regain it. I understand the mechanics of how to do this very well. There are some psychological things I haven't paid attention to and I'm working on those. I've also hired a private weight loss coach at least for a couple months to help me iron out some of my issues.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Despite what I do for a living, I come from very humble beginnings and have never forgotten where I came from.

justgin
11-11-2009, 02:33 PM
First name: Gin

Geographical location: New Jersey

Age: 44
Marital Status: Married


Height: 5'3"



Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 11/11/
09
Starting Weight: 205

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: overeating

Following any specific plan: reduced portions

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm hoping it will truly sink in that it's about health, not weight loss. :o

Piscean
11-28-2009, 06:37 AM
First name: Jen

Geographical Location: Upper Midwest, Southeast Wisconsin

Age: 43

Marital Status: married for 21 years to my gorgeous/supportive husband Andy

Children: A beautiful 15 year-old son in heaven

Occupation: ICU nurse

Pets: Princess Bluebelle, 10 year-old floppy-eared Doberman

Hobbies/Interests: dropping this flab I carry, old-fashioned soap making, baking treats for my pet, counted cross-stitch

Height: 5' 8"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/light brown

Starting Date of Weight Loss Journey: 11/14/2009

Starting Weight: 175.5

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Myself/old bad habits/guilt over leaving food go to waste...the clean your plate syndrome.

Following any specific plan: portion control/less sweets/more water

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Actual intent to lose the weight and keep it off. I always said I would try and never did.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Not really.
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dianad11
12-03-2009, 05:40 PM
First name: Diana

Geographical location:midwest, USA

Age:41

Marital Status:ecstatically, happily married since 1994 (yes, to the same man, hehee)

Children/Ages: 10,12,18

Occupation: program technician (seasonal from May to Oct)

Pets: 2 cats, 1 recently rescued stray dog

Hobbies/Interests: photography, dancing, my children and husband

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec 3, 2009

Goal Weight: 112 - 118 about a size 5 or so

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: boredom, mindless, and stress eating

Following any specific plan: Sonoma

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: health issues, doctor is pressuring me with threats of thyroid meds (ack!)

rrc
12-04-2009, 09:39 AM
First name: Robin

Geographical location: Grayling, Michigan

Age: 42

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: 1 son, 17

Occupation: Phlebotomist

Pets: 1 Chocolate Lab (my boyfriends)

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, Gardening, Reading, anything outside.

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown, Clairol

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 11/27/2009

Starting Weight: 200.5

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Huge Appetite

Following any specific plan: WW

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Trying to get healthy as opposed to fitting into the little black dress (though that would be just fine with me too).

Anything else you would like to share with us: Glad to be here with people that are going through the same thing that I am.

PAIRADOX
12-04-2009, 04:59 PM
First name: MJ

Geographical location: Oregon

Age: 48

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: 21, 28

Occupation: Bookkeeper

Pets: 2 mini-doxies, 2 birds

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: blonde/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12/5/09

Starting Weight: 177

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: consistent exercise

Following any specific plan: work out every day, count calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've done it in the past, can do it again.

Charlie in Ada
12-14-2009, 11:45 AM
First name: Chartelle Verdugo

Geographical location: Oklahoma

Age: 46

Marital Status: Married


Children/Ages: Kyle 22, Lucas 20 and Elias 6

Occupation: Secretary

Pets: A turtle

Hobbies/Interests: Back in school training for a new career. I love to read and be active. Hard to do when working full time, a family at home and taking classes. Right now I am on break :-)

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: November 7th, 2009

Starting Weight: 158

Goal Weight: 132 or size 6

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Finding time to exercise-staying motivated.

Following any specific plan: "Crack the Fat Loss Code"

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Following a specific plan instead of just winging it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Being in school it is easy to put on weight. I actually gained 8 pounds in the first semester. This is not acceptable to me. I want to be trim and fit. My husband and I are doing this program together and so far so good.

Charlie in Ada
12-14-2009, 11:49 AM
Good Luck,
I like your attitude. "Did it before and can do it again".

I with you about the exercise. Consistency is my challenge as well. Our family is getting a wii for Christmas and the wii fit plus. I don't want an excuse to not exercise because it is cold out.

Are you keeping a food journal?

Chartelle

PeanutsMom704
12-27-2009, 09:54 PM
First name: Marsha

Geographical location: Colorado

Age: 47

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: boy - 5

Occupation: legal

Pets: none for now

Hobbies/Interests: playing with my son, reading, reality TV, walking, online forums, Wii Fit

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/streaked

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 11/2/09

Starting Weight: 256

Present Weight: 239

Goal Weight: 156

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking with it for the long term.

Following any specific plan: Using FitDay to track calories and working on increasing my activity level. I initially started in November using Sensa ("the sprinkle diet") and while I stopped bothering to use it after just a week or so, somehow, it managed to jump start me. May try it again down the road, when the (inevitable) stall starts to happen.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Somehow, this time it clicked for me that this is not a "diet" - it's a way of life I will need to maintain forever in order to be as healthy and fit as I can be (and look better too!) Before, I always looked at dieting as temporary, and could stick with it for a while but always drifted off course. This time I am committing to changing my life.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Looking forward to sharing support on our journeys!

Cybertyper
12-29-2009, 09:38 AM
First name: Sharon

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 43

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: girls ages 15 and 16.

Occupation: Medical transcriptionist

Pets: 3 cats (outdoors), 1 dog (outdoors), 1 dwarf Holland Lopp (garage), 6,000 turkeys (raised under contract).

Hobbies/Interests: Quilting, reading, travel (although we go no where because of the turkeys).

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Ash brown now. :)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: A lifetime ago. Needing to make a greater effort now at achieving weight loss firstly due to my health and secondly my employer is going to attach the BMI to how much our insurance deductible will be next year. This year they attached BP, cholesterol, FBS, and smoking to the deductible. I achieved all those parameters in the normal range and received a reduction. My BMI goal is going to be tougher to meet.

Starting Weight: 211

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Boredom eating.

Following any specific plan: Less sugar and flour. Exercise daily, actually work up a sweat, and tracking my food on Fitday.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Financial incentive, it could save me $1,000 in insurance deductible.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Vonney247
12-30-2009, 07:52 PM
Hi! Just joined today and 40 something is fantabulous!

First name: Yvonne

Geographical location: Utah

Age: 43 (almost 44)

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Twin girls/13

Occupation: Treasurer/Court Clerk/Webmaster

Pets: None (unless I can count my husband and children, HeHe!)

Hobbies/Interests: Internet, Virtual games, Crafting, Drawing, Reading

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 4, 2010 (with hubby)

Starting Weight: around 165 (haven't weighed myself for a few weeks)

Goal Weight: 130-135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Exercise! I need more!

Following any specific plan: South Beach diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Need to help my husband lose 50 pounds for his health to improve.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've become a "snacker" since I got married and started dealing with the stress of my husband's health issues.

tiniree
01-02-2010, 02:03 AM
First name: Marie

Geographical location: Arizona

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married 21 yrs

Children/Ages: Two boys ages 10 & 14

Occupation: Just went back to work part-time at our local elementary school...in the cafeteria :eek:

Pets: Four dogs: one Springer Spaniel and three Pugs!

Hobbies/Interests: Crocheting, reading, learning to ride my scooter, Rv'ing

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12/30/09

Starting Weight: 173

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Living with four males who can and do eat anything!!!

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers Momentum

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I joined a group that has support of other members. Not just myself.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Really excited to be doing this. It's been a long time since I did something "just for me". Also been a long time since I had the "gumption" to tell others this is not about them, but about me!

Momto6inOH
01-02-2010, 10:23 AM
Hello everyone. Just want to introduce myself.
First name: Jeanette

Geographical location: OH

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 6 - 3 of my own (7,7,11) and 3 step-children (10,16,19)

Occupation: Marketing Manager

Pets: 2 Cats, 1 hamster, 1 recently departed and soon to be replaced hamster, 1 gecko

Hobbies/Interests: Outdoors (Walking/Hiking), Movies

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/2/2010

Starting Weight: 182 (my biggest non-pregnant weight ever!)

Goal Weight: 152

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional/Stress Eating

Following any specific plan: Counting calories on Excel spreadsheet - may also try Fitday.com

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I realize that I need to exercise consistently and develop ways for dealing with stress other than eating as my top priorities. I'm 100% Committed to stop the yo-yo weight gain!

Anything else you would like to share with us:

JMKJSMOM
01-03-2010, 02:17 PM
First name: Kim

Geographical location: Michigan

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 22/20/20/19

Occupation: Special Education Paraprofessional

Pets: Two Bichon Frises

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Sewing, Movies

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Blu/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Age 9

Starting Weight: This time 172

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Self Defeating Behaviors and Chocololate

Following any specific plan: Metobolic Profiling System

AZ Manatee
01-03-2010, 11:29 PM
First name: Natalie

Geographical location: Phoenix AZ

Age: 42

Marital Status: Married to an awesome guy

Children/Ages: 3 year old son, 4.5 year old daughter

Occupation: Full-time wife and mom, part-time administrator

Pets: 2 dogs, 1 parrot, 1 lovebird, 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: My family, hiking, kayaking, cooking, baking, crafts

Height: 5' 2"

Eye/Hair Color: brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: on and off for three years, lost 20 lbs and since gained it back. Recommitted with the New Year, 2010.

Starting Weight: 170 lbs

Goal Weight: 130 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Skipping meals throughout the day because I am busy and then eating too much or the worst type of food and the dreaded night-time snacking. After the children are in bed, I become a crazy muncher. I think I do it as a "reward" for getting through another day in a crazy house with two lovely children under the age of 5.

Following any specific plan: Eating meals at appropriate times throughout the day, no eating after 7pm, working out regularly.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am taking responsibility for my choices, good and bad. I am putting myself back on my priority list so I can be a healthier and better me, mom, wife and friend.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am thankful to find this support forum, I look forward to the journey with everyone.

tbmmom
01-05-2010, 12:23 PM
First name: Annette

Geographical location: Pittsburgh PA

Age: 46

Marital Status: Married (second marriage)

Children/Ages: Son 17, Son 15, Daughter 15

Occupation: Office Manager

Pets: One crazy 4 year old yellow lab

Hobbies/Interests: Kids' sports, cooking, singing, playing guitar, hanging with my hubby.

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel eyes with blonde (highlighted) hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/4/10

Starting Weight: 220

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My husband works until 9:00 pm most nights and my kids are all very thin, with good metabolisms, and can eat anything they want. Also, I can't compare my weight loss to my husband's.

Following any specific plan: WW basics

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My husband is joining me this time. He has a completely different strategy and will probably lose faster than I do.

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

Charlie in Ada
01-05-2010, 12:57 PM
Hope everyone's holiday was great.

We just got a wii with wii fit plus. What a great way to exercise in this cold weather. It is easy, replaces your scale if you want to work out with the wii program. I started using it after the new year and am already seeing small results. I am sore for one thing. The best thing about it is my son, 6, and my husband can also use it and we can use it at the same time. We do have an advantage of having a long living room to be able to hold multipal participants.

I gained about 3 to 4 pounds over the holiday. Since I wasn't being program oriented I don't feel this is too bad. I am back on my program and am happy to be start again. A two week break was good but I sure can tell a difference since I changed my food again. Whew, happy to be back.

Take Care,
Chartelle

KT39
01-06-2010, 07:35 PM
First name: Kristin

Geographical location: Madison, WI

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married 14yrs

Children/Ages: Just the one I married...

Occupation: Medical Sales

Pets: Maggie, my 10 yr old pit bull, but don't tell her, she doesn't know....that she's old or a pit bull...

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Camping, Gardening, Fishing

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, dk brown hair when I get my hair colored otherwise dk brown and silver (sounds so much better than gray)....

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: First start March, 2008 Second start January 2010

Starting Weight: 209.9....ok, 210

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: laziness, I travel for work and eat out or eat on the road alot and I love Chardonnay more than broccoli.....

Following any specific plan: Good old calorie counting and increasing my activity level

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: When I turned 40 I joked that I was forty, fat and fabulous....I'd like to just be in my forties and fabulous....I also am having back pain/hip pain, etc that I never had before and I'd like to return to a more active lifestyle

Jackie Chan
01-09-2010, 09:16 PM
Hi,
Since I am new here I thought I would introduce myself here.

First name: Jackie

Geographical location: Japan

Age: 47

Marital Status:married, hubby is Japanese that is why I'm here

Children/Ages: 4, 3 boys 18, 15 and 12, one girl 7

Occupation: ESL teacher, I run my own little school

Pets: 2 dogs, beagle mix and a rather strange lab, if you've seen the movie "Marley and Me" our dog is rather like Marley.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, I'm learning to sew and knit.

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: brown (when I get it colored) / hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 4th 2010

Starting Weight: 100kg (about 220lbs)

Goal Weight: 60kg (about 130lbs)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stress eating, eating at night with my skinny son

Following any specific plan: No, going for a life change as my whole family needs to eat healthier. Husband has health problems, high blood pressure, heart problems and kidney failure meds help but diet is important. Also besides my oldest son who needs to put weight on my other kids seem to be following me and gaining weight, so this year more healthy meals and snacks and a lot more exercise. Even the dogs have become fat, definatley time to change something!!!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am doing this for myself not to please anybody else, plus I want my family to be healthy so we are in this together!!

AnnieDrews
01-12-2010, 03:55 PM
First name: Leanne

Geographical location: Oklahoma

Age: 47

Marital Status: Divorced/currently in relationship.

Children/Ages: Two sons, ages 17 and 13.

Occupation: CT scan tech.

Pets: Mini-dachshund, Tootsie, age 11.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, crosswords, camping, travel, gardening, embroidery.

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Light brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/11/2010

Starting Weight: 191 pounds

Goal Weight: 140 pounds

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Learning to eat things that I love in healthy amounts. Balance.

Following any specific plan: No. My plan is to increase exercise and decrease calories and increase water.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am determined to spend my remaining years on earth in a healthy manner. I realize if I don't get this done, my health will suffer.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I feel like if I can follow my plan long enough, this will become a habit and won't be so difficult.

djo822
01-13-2010, 02:14 PM
First name: Donna O.

Geographical location: Worcester, MA

Age:47

Marital Status: happily married

Children/Ages: 21, 19, 15

Occupation: Law Firm Client Manager

Pets: 2 German Shepherds

Hobbies/Interests: watching sons play baseball, shopping with Mom & daughter, spending time with my hunnie

Height:5.6

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1-5-10

Starting Weight:231.8

Goal Weight:160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Learning to eat healthy, curbing the cravings for sweets, choosing to exercise 6 days per week

Following any specific plan: 400 calories meals 3X per day for now

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not looking for the big goals yet, just working on 10 pounds this next few weeks, from there another 10 pounds until I'm down to my goal.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've never done anything so difficult than this in trying to keep my willpower high and not give in to my temptations. This is my year...no more New Year's Resolutions. For the past 21 years every year, I've watched the new year come and no weight loss. THIS IS MY YEAR...YAHOO!!!:):^::carrot:

trcard
01-16-2010, 12:44 PM
First name: Tonya

Geographical location: Midwest

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Joshua 12 & Megan 10

Occupation: Administrative Assistant

Pets: Cat - Oliver "The SUPER hunter"

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Photography, Travel, Cooking, Hanging out with family and friends.

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/11/10

Starting Weight:172

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Feeding my family while sticking to my diet.

Following any specific plan: Atkins

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am tired of dieting and only making it partially through. I want to be healthy and look good while in my 40's not be the chubby mom and friend.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am in the beginning steps of having a hysterectomy due to not being able to maintain a healthy hemoglobin (iron) level. I am really hoping that this will help me with my weight loss goals as my low iron makes my energy level really low as soon I don't watch what I eat my weight comes right back even with very moderate increases in calorie intake.

2times2much
01-17-2010, 04:26 PM
First name: Colleen

Geographical location: Southwest WI

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married to Tim

Children/Ages: 2, Ericka-23 and Ryan-20

Occupation: Insurance

Pets: Lost my 4 year old Saint Bernard--Still miss her a lot!

Hobbies/Interests:
Camping, motorcycle riding, animals, computer stuff

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 01/11/10

Starting Weight: 298

Present Weight: 293

Goal Weight:
149--the normal half of me...not the fat half!

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss:
Binge eating, eating when bored

Following any specific plan:
Eggs for breakfast, Lean Cuisine at lunch, soup for supper. Fruit in between.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I have you all to help me stay motivated. Like this morning when I got on the scale to see it was up from yesterday.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I love feedback! Give me all your ideas and suggestions please!

Wiiki
01-18-2010, 02:55 PM
First name: Vicki

Geographical location: Near Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married (25 years this year!)

Children/Ages: 2 boys (18 & 16)

Occupation: Data Analyst

Pets: 1 goofy yellow lab

Hobbies/Interests: reading; tennis; hunting; bowling

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/14/2010

Starting Weight: 195

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Time to exercise

Following any specific plan: eat healthy; smaller portions; exercise regularly

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a Wii Fit Plus & I LOVE it! I know I'll be able to stick to this exercise b/c it is so much fun!!:D

Anything else you would like to share with us:

sports mom
01-21-2010, 12:43 AM
First name: Leigh Ann

Geographical location: Apopka, FL - NW of Orlando

Age: 40 until Jan. 29!

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 5 boys (19, 16, 13, 12 & 10)

Occupation: Stay at home mom with 2 very flexible part time jobs

Pets: Schnoodle (half Schnauzer/half Poodle) - Jake

Hobbies/Interests: reading, watching my boys play sports

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/ Strawberry Blonde to cover the gray!

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/10/2010

Starting Weight: 160

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Can I only choose one? Learning to cook healthy for myself and my skinny family. Making time to exercise.

Following any specific plan: meeting with a nutritionist and group from church to encourage me and teach me to eat and cook healthy foods, eat smaller portions, and to exercise regularly

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My husband and I are going to work out together. I am also prepared to stick with this sensible eating plan because I am sick of not being able to wear the clothes I already have that I still like! I also want to help my children develop healthy eating habits.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I bought a thumb ring that says "Anything is possible when you have faith." I wear it on my right thumb all the time. Every time I reach for food, I remember my commitment to God, my family and myself to be healthy.

Hopeful2010
01-21-2010, 07:56 PM
First name: HOPEFUL2010

Geographical location: Hawaii

Age: just turned 40!


Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 beautiful children

Occupation: Education

Pets: horse, bunny, dog

Hobbies/Interests: The ocean, hiking, playing with my children, baking, hula, paddling

Height:5'8

Eye/Hair Color:brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/19/10

Starting Weight: 198

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Horomonal rollercoaster, the love of food!

Following any specific plan: 5-6 portioned complex carbs / protein meals a day, water...

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
My body is different, I'm older and losing weight has been a challenge, but putting it on has been a breeze! lol...

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm just HOPEFUL and DETERMINED to get healthy. :)

LivyBell
01-24-2010, 12:13 PM
First name: Marci

Geographical location: England

Age: 40

Marital Status: happily married

Children/Ages: 2 girls (4 1/2 yrs and 10 1/2 months)

Occupation: sahm

Pets: 3 cats

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, travelling, spending time with my family.

Height: 5'5 1/2"

Eye/Hair Color: green/blue (depending upon my mood)/brunette, but color it red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 18th 2010

Starting Weight: 211.6lbs

Goal Weight: between 125-130lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating all my children's leftover food, and eating when I am bored!

Following any specific plan: Going to try and return to eating the way I learned when I went to Slimming World

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I just feel much more determined and motivated to get healthy, more so than I have in the past!

Just Jess
01-25-2010, 05:30 PM
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Utah

Age: almost 44

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: daughter/10

Occupation:Lab Tech

Pets: Dog-Koda

Hobbies/Interests: Knitting, reading, skiing, chickens

Height: 5 foot 6.5 inches

Eye/Hair Color:Hazel/brown-greying

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:April 2008

Starting Weight:254

Goal Weight:160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:keeping at it

Following any specific plan:weight watchers

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: help

susieyarb
01-26-2010, 04:40 PM
First name: Susie

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 42

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: girl age 9; boy age 1

Occupation: SAHM

Pets: One outside dog named Sundae

Hobbies/Interests: Right now just keeping up with a one year old encompasses my whole day!

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown Eyes and Blonde (for now) hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/4/10

Starting Weight:234

Goal Weight:174

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Following through to the end. I've lost the same 20 pounds over and over only to get complacent and quit.

Following any specific plan: Doing my own thing, more Calorie Conscious than Calorie Counting. I know exercise is key for me and being consistant with that has GOT to become a lifelong goal.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Knowing how I've done in the past and improving on what did not work while continuing with what DID work.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

time2Bme
01-30-2010, 09:24 PM
Geographical location: Canada

Age: 43

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: One 11yrs old daughter

Pets: 2 dogs

Height: 5'8"

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: No time like the present 30Jan10

Starting Weight: 227.5

Goal Weight: 150lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating and taking care of everyone else but me

Following any specific plan: still trying to figure that out

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'll have 3fc to lean on this time :)

Anything else you would like to share with us:
Gosh, I can't believe I'm over 200lbs, let alone 227lbs. I used to be self-conscious of my "chicken legs" ... Now what I wouldn't do for a skinny thigh !! I discovered emotional eating in my 20's and have been struggling with my weight on and off since then. The past 5 yrs have been the worst. I have been avoiding getting on the scale, because I knew by the feel of my clothes that I had gained more weight. I'm tired of feeling uncomfortable in my own skin and watching life pass me by. I promised myself that 2010 was going to be a year where I made some progress ... I've lost a month, but I don't want to lose a minute more.

Thanks for listening

gtowngirl
01-31-2010, 02:42 PM
First name: Kristi

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 42

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 daughters - 14 & 18

Occupation: Web Team Support Specialist

Pets: 2 dogs & a cat

Hobbies/Interests: Frugal living, sweepstaking & getting healthy

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Dark Blonde thanks to Chemo:dizzy:

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2008 originally but fell off the WL Train due to Cancer diagnosis in Nov 2008. Back on as of Jan 28, 2010

Starting Weight: This time around - 197

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love food and have a problem letting it control me. Oh, and did I mention I hate exercise?

Following any specific plan: WW Core mixed with the efforts of the Calorie King program.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I am not attending meetings due to financial issues (hubby lost his job in August) and I have some battles with medication weight gain.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am happy to be here and am thankful for the support!:hug:

fluffyone
02-03-2010, 04:38 PM
First name: Chrissie

Geographical location: South Central Indiana

Age: 48

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: Tina-26, Vanessa-21, Kelsey-17 & Jessica-16

Occupation: Retail

Pets: One dog-Tito (my baby) and two cats Miss Kitty and her son Tyger! :)

Hobbies/Interests: computer, word games, creating sig tags, reading, brain games.

Height: 5' 8"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: ??

Starting Weight: 205

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: not knowing where to begin

Following any specific plan: not really

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The last time I didn't want if for the same reasons I do now.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I suffer from psoriatic arthritis, severe psoriasis and epilepsy, I dunno if these would be factors to take into account.

Beach Patrol
02-09-2010, 02:49 PM
First name: Lisa

Geographical location: Savannah, GA

Age: 47 in August

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: oceanography assistant

Pets: 2 dogs/2 cats (boy & girl of each)

Hobbies/Interests: reading, swimming, playing with my pets

Height: 5'3" (and a half!!!!)

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes... hair color changes with the seasons :D

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: sadly, I've been battling my weight all my life

Starting Weight: right now I'm 174

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: maintenance

Following any specific plan: calorie counting/portion sizes and exercising

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm older... going thru "the pause"... it is harder this go-round

Lori Ann
02-14-2010, 07:41 PM
First name: Lori

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 40

Marital Status: married to Joe for 17.5 yrs

Children/Ages: none :D

Occupation: Admin

Pets: 2 cats (Sweetie and Tiffany)

Hobbies/Interests: lately remolding the house, vacationing in Arkansas

Height: 6'1"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown / Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: tried in August 09 (lost 7 lbs); restart Jan 3rd, 2010

Starting Weight: Aug 2009 was 305; Jan 2010 was 298

Goal Weight: 175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: not eating out; eating smaller portions; exercise

Following any specific plan: a coo of things that have worked in the past but were to hard by themselves: SBD, calorie counting, read Dr. Oz Diet book and Jillian Micheals Metabolism book

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel I'm ready and was really scared at how I felt in Aug 09; high blood pressure, terrible feeling, insomnia, etc.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I feel that I am in a better mind frame to succeed. I know know how it feels to be sick all the time.

Bellefonte
02-16-2010, 12:41 PM
First name: Elizabeth

Geographical location: Central Pennsylvania

Age: 43

Marital Status: Happily Married

Children/Ages: 13 year old daughter

Occupation: Jewelry Artist

Pets: 3 dogs (2 Springer Spaniels, 1 Pug) and 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: Jewelry design, quilting, gardening, old house restoration

Height: 5’6”

Eye/Hair Color: Green/light brown

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: Feb. 15, 2009

Starting Weight: 163ish

Goal Weight: 133

Biggest hurdles to overcome in weight loss: I heartily dislike exercising, and I HATE getting hot.

I’m a volume eater. I don’t mind healthy food, and eat reasonably well, but I do love food. I also like wine in the evening, and my willpower to not snack usually leaves after the wine…

Also, we finally redid our kitchen and of course I want to cook in it!

Following any specific plan: Going to do Slim in 6 as soon as it arrives in the mail….walking until then. Also, Barbara Roll’s Volumetrics books are involved.

Working to keep the calories per day at 1400 and exercise 5-6 times per week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I really hope to have friends and support through this!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Last year I started running (the first time in my life) and ate really well. After 2 ½ months, I had only lost 2 pounds. I was MORE than frustrated! Shin splints (ow) that developed after getting orthotics for plantar fasciatis from running (ow!) gave me a good excuse to quit altogether.

Now I’ve gotten so frustrated and disgusted with myself, and feel like I’ve gotten lax on many parts of my life. My discipline and commitment “ability” (yes, I know this is totally by choice) has disappeared. I want this back in ALL parts of my life.

Wannabenormal
02-23-2010, 12:25 AM
First name: Suzanne

Geographical location: Louisiana

Age: 47

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 3 stepdaughters

Occupation: Communications, Web site design

Pets: 4 cats, Beau, Hershey, Scout, and Kiss

Hobbies/Interests:drawing, painting, writing, photography, sculpting, gardening

Height: 5feet 4 inches on a good day! ;)

Eye/Hair Color: grey

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 14,2010

Starting Weight: 303

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: staying motivated

Following any specific plan: Weight loss plan through work

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am tired of feeling bad physically, feeling sad and depressed.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've published a novel! Working on my next one.... always working on a story idea. :smug:

SuzyMc
02-23-2010, 08:39 PM
First name: Susan

Geographical location: Pennsylvania

Age: 47

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, 5 grandchildren

Occupation: My husband and I own and operate a small sheet metal and heating business.

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Quilting, knitting and crochet

Height: 5' 5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 23, 2010

Starting Weight: 173

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying motivated

Following any specific plan: Calorie and portion control

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I can't really say that I know the answer. I just know that I'm disgusted with myself for having gained so much weight back after I worked so hard to lose it. I have to do something to get my eating and weight under control again.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

jmlg
03-01-2010, 05:08 PM
First name: Lydia

Geographical location: Los Angeles, CA

Age: 47

Marital Status: Separated

Children/Ages: A girl and a boy

Occupation: Clerk

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, baking, crotcheting, collecting cookbooks, being with my children.

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 1, 2010

Starting Weight: 196

Goal Weight: 115

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Depression and hopelessness.

Following any specific plan: No sugar, no flour, no caffeine, 3 meals a day, and fruit snack in between. No nuts, my weakness.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have high blood pressure and I have no energy to play with my children.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I would like to see posts from women in my similar situation who were able to reach their goal at my age.

beaner22
03-02-2010, 11:57 PM
First name: Maureen
Geographical location: Northeast

Age: 43

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Five: 18, 16, 14, 9, 5 (three girls, two boys)

Occupation: Tutor

Pets: Two cats

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, gardening, anything artistic

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 2007?

Starting Weight: 148 lbs.

Goal Weight: About 120 lbs.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My soda habit and getting enough sleep

Following any specific plan: Nope, just eating sensibly and exercising more

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Every time I had a child, I would eat well and exercise until I lost the weight but not stick with it enough to really get into good shape. Now I am concentrating not so much on losing weight, but on getting strong and being healthy.

Anything else you would like to share with us: We can do this! :-)

Oh 2 be me
03-07-2010, 07:52 AM
MOrning! I just started back to 3FCs yesterday. Looking forward to 'meeting' you all!!

First name: Patty

Geographical location: western NC

Age: 45

Marital Status: M

Children/Ages: daughter-22, son-19

Occupation: retail

Pets: none but I enjoy watching the birds!!

Hobbies/Interests: crafts, sewing, surfing the internet, knitting, crochet, reading, love learning something new.

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/6/10

Starting Weight: 200

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stress eating, can't seem to tell when I'm full, just keep stuffing it in. Giving up too quickly. Negative feelings about myself-have no confidence in myself that I can do this. And it makes me feel self concious when someone points out that I've lost weight. I also don't like the looks from guys, I'm sure some of you might find that strange but I think that is why I'm hanging the fat, cuase no one will take notice of me.

Following any specific plan: whole foods, more veggies/fruits/whole grains/lean meats

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well, I don't know. I'm still trying to figure out a plan, I've done this so many times, can't seem to lose more than 5 lbs (and that in 2 wks!!) before I get frustrated and quit. I dont' like limitations, I rebel against them. I know it will take me awhile to "get" what is right for me.

Anything else you would like to share with us: think that's all for now.

leitnerfarmlabs
03-07-2010, 07:58 PM
I saw this board, and was thinking it looked good. I have joined other groups in the past, but most tend to be non responsive after the initial sign up.

First name: Connie

Geographical location: Browning, Illinois 10 months out the the year, and Caldwell Texas for 2 months.

Age:43

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 1

Occupation: Physician Assistant

Pets: 4 Labrador Retrievers, 1 10 lb mutt, 1 indoor cat, 1 outdoor cat

Hobbies/Interests: Training and Developing Labrador Retrievers, Riding my Bicycle, Reading, and an occasional computer game.

Height: 5'1

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes/ A mix or red/brown hair.


Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/7/2010

Starting Weight:191

Goal Weight:135-140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercise

Following any specific plan: Low calorie

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Realizing that since I hit my late 30's and now being 43 my body has changed and I need to make adjustments. I never really had a weight problem until my late 30's. I can't eat everything like I use to.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

JuliaS
03-09-2010, 08:42 PM
First name: Julia

Geographical location: Chicago

Age: 43

Marital Status: M

Children/Ages: 1 son, 19 (almost)

Occupation: Finance

Pets:

Hobbies/Interests: Knitting, online shopping, reading (way too much)

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/26/10

Starting Weight: 153.4

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: fondness for red wine

Following any specific plan: modified South Beach - starting with Phase 2 (fruit), not eating after 7 PM

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: not sure, but something clicked this time

CurlyWurly
03-16-2010, 06:49 AM
edited - posted in wrong forum x

kath35
03-17-2010, 12:09 AM
First name: Kathy

Geographical location:Wisconsin

Age:46

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:0

Occupation: Medical records Technician

Pets: none at present

Hobbies/Interests: Pets, reading, travel, Family and friends

Height:5' 9"

Eye/Hair Color:Hazel, Red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:TODAY-3/16/10

Starting Weight: 405(OMG) This is the highest I have ever been

Goal Weight:175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: myself-I am a junk food junkie

Following any specific plan: still looking

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Have tried WW without much success-had lost about 50 lbs on own 3 years ago but have gained it all back.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Any help and guidance will be greatly appreciated.

sunflowergal40
03-21-2010, 05:27 PM
First name: Lisa

Geographical location: Georgia

Age: 40

Marital Status: married for 21 years

Children/Ages: 13/6/6

Occupation: teacher

Pets: "Fred and Wilma" the bearded dragons, "Crush and Squirt" 2 red-eared slider turtles

Hobbies/Interests: reading, puzzles, games

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/auburn dyed to cover the gray! :)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 21, 2010

Starting Weight: It's been so long since I stepped on a scale I don't know.

Goal Weight: First goal is to get under 200!

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: lack of will power and energy

Following any specific plan: not as of now...just trying to make better choices

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know it has to be now. It's time! I've got to make some healthy changes once and for all!

Anything else you would like to share with us: "I'm not crazy. I'm medicated for a chemical imbalance." Mrs. Beadie from Barnyard :dizzy:

hsmomof6
03-22-2010, 09:41 AM
First name:

Geographical location: Sunny Florida

Age: 41

Marital Status: married to DH for 15 years

Children/Ages:6 kids (aged 14 to 3)

Occupation: homeschoolling mom and accounting professor

Pets: 1 dog, 3 ducks, 3 chickens, 1 rooster, and a bearded dragon

Hobbies/Interests: People have time for hobbies?:o Actually, I would like to get back to Jazzercise and running when weight permits.

Height: 5' 10"

Eye/Hair Color: Eyes - Brown Hair- Nice and Easy #16:D

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 2010

Starting Weight: 218

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Impatience and emotional eating

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm done searching for the magic pill.

Anything else you would like to share with - I've spent years searching for the magic diet - It doesn't exist. Eat fewer calories than you use and you will loose weight.

FindingMeAgain
03-25-2010, 01:02 PM
First name:

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 42

Marital Status: married for 14 years

Children/Ages: 2 kids 14 and 11

Occupation: Mom, school assistant, volunteer

Pets: 1 dog, 2 fish

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, just started Photography..always loved taking pictures..outdoor fun.

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: Eyes - Brown Hair- Brown ( planning on changing that soon)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today!! March 25, 2010

Starting Weight: 180

Goal Weight:145 :carrot:

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating

Following any specific plan: Fat Smash??

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am working fulltime and i am often stressed with my schedule.

Anything else you would like to share with - when I turned 40 I went on my 1st diet and it worked great! Since then I started working and became very stressed and un-focused. :?: I am looking forward to having more energy and feeling better on a regular basis. :halffull:

Sheila7
04-06-2010, 10:01 PM
First name: Sheila

Geographical location: Central WI

Age: 45

Marital Status: Happily Married :) (after having been widowed in my 30's)

Children/Ages: 21 & 6 both are boys.

Occupation: Claims analyst.

Pets: 1 very pregnant kitty and a dog.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, meeting new people, women's groups, recovery from compulsive Overeating.

Height: 5 feet 7inches

Eye/Hair Color: blond, blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 1, 2009

Starting Weight: 265.5

Goal Weight: 160ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: love of sugar which I gave up.

Following any specific plan: OA 90 day plan.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: working w/ a food sponsor helps a lot!

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

lyv33
04-06-2010, 10:45 PM
First name: Peggy

Geographical location: South

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages:0

Occupation: RN Case Manager - Work from home and attend MD appointments with clients. Very sedentary work.

Pets: 1 cat and 1 dog

Hobbies/Interests: Golf- but not very often or very good at it

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: eyes - brown hair - brown and caramel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/27/10

Starting Weight: 175

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sedentary lifestyle and fast food

Following any specific plan: a little of weight watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: it's more difficult this time because I'm older

Anything else you would like to share with us: That's about it.

kittygrrll
04-09-2010, 01:49 PM
First name: Lisa

Geographical location: Triad, NC

Age: 42

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: 7 yr old ds and 9 yr old dd

Occupation: Software sales

Pets: 1 persian cat

Hobbies/Interests: I love to read (just finished the Sookie Stackhouse series) and listen to music, go to concerts.

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown (sounds boring doesn't it?)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb 2010

Starting Weight: 150

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: The tendency to snack on junk when I'm nervous

Following any specific plan: Just joined Sparkpeople and am tracking my calories. Doing Chalean extreme and TurboJam for exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am determined to do this the healthy way and make exercise and eating healthy a way of life, not just a diet.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am an outgoing people person. I struggle with anxiety at times, but exercise DOES help.

motivated chickie
04-20-2010, 07:10 PM
First name: Caroline

Geographical location: Philadelphia

Age: 40

Marital Status: Single and loving it.

Children/Ages: No children

Occupation: Fundraiser

Pets: None (Don't I sound lonely :))

Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, exploring new places

Height: 5' 5"

Eye/Hair Color: eyes - green hair - brown w/ a lot of grey coming in

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/2008

Starting Weight: 173

Goal Weight: 130 (actually 125)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binge eating disorder

Following any specific plan: hybrid of calorie counting/intuitive eating

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I want it so much more. Also, I am not using food for pleasure anymore.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've been trying to lose weight for 20 years. I have been around the block and then some. I think I'm wiser now. (Well, I hope so :dizzy:)

ange82much
04-28-2010, 12:36 AM
First name: Angie

Geographical location: Sydney Australia

Age: 42

Marital Status: Husband

Children/Ages: No children

Occupation: Mining chemicals applications

Pets: Dog (staffie cross)

Hobbies/Interests: Running, Gym classes, Travelling, Reading

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: green eyes, blonde hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Current campaign from 10th April

Starting Weight: 132

Goal Weight: 119

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Weekend weakness!

Following any specific plan: reduce portion size and eat healthily

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Currently the difference is that now i can't exercise as i normally do because i broke my foot so i need to be extra good on the food

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm a bit of a long term yo-yoer i.e. historically about 3 years from peak to trough and i've done that a number of times. My highest weight has been about 144lb but not been there for about 4 years now, so mindful it's kind-of due! Lowest ever was 114 about 3 years ago and i've gradually been increasing since then so it's time to address it again. I've never followed official diets, but just been of the 'sensible eating and plenty of exercise' brigade. Also if i can turn it into a competition with a friend or two then that's where i really see results!!! So hopefully this forum will keep me focused and motivated at least until i can exercise again (sob of self pity)

carolinainfl
05-03-2010, 07:55 AM
First name:Carolyn

Geographical location:Florida

Age:47

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages:Amber---would of been 25 passed away @20. Adrienne 24

Occupation:waitress

Pets:Ella the cat

Hobbies/Interests:Flower gardening

Height:5'6

Eye/Hair Color:Hazel/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Feb 8 2010

Starting Weight:210

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:dealing with getting over eating for comfort

Following any specific plan: eating more protein watching cals

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I want to do it for myself

Anything else you would like to share with us:

kharma
05-15-2010, 11:48 AM
First name:Gladys

Geographical location:Albany NY

Age:49 in 2 weeks

Marital Status:life sentence with out parole.. so far 20 years

Children/Ages:son 31,2 daughters 30 and 28.. 9 grands woohoo

Occupation :hmm I was self employed as a salon owner till my heart attacks. now I do nothing but watch my grands

Pets:1 pit boxer 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests:Photography,computer designer,Photoshop

Height:I was 5'7 im now %'6

Eye/Hair Color:Blue eyes.. and i cheat I color cuz im grey lol

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:05-05-10

Starting Weight:239

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:breaking habits

Following any specific plan:poor mans medifast right now

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:no diet pills?

Anything else you would like to share with us:Im so happy to be here.. Its a journey and ty for tagging along with me

TornadoSiren
05-17-2010, 06:31 PM
First name: Kris

Geographical location: Pennsylvania

Age: 42

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 22 20 14

Occupation: Web Designer

Pets: 3 cats

Hobbies/Interests: I am huge into reading, and I love to cook. Have spent a lot of time recently trying to develop some good low cal recipes that taste great!

Height: 4'10"

Eye/Hair Color: Red hair and green eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb 21, 2010

Starting Weight: 197

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:As a cook, I feel like I need to put gloves on when I am making stuff..so hard not to nibble as I create. I love food..I just need to learn to love it in moderation.

Following any specific plan: Eat less, exercise more. It seems to work the best.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I finally got my mind in the right place. Instead of trying to lose weight to look better, or to be sexier for my husband..I am losing weight, because I simply did not feel healthy at my highest weight, and realised that I was to an age where all this extra weight was seriously threatening my life.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

BrokenAnkle
05-23-2010, 10:51 AM
First name: Laura

Geographical location: Los Angeles area

Age: 48

Marital Status:married for 22 years

Children/Ages: 1 girl, age 18, one biy, age 14

Occupation:Librarian

Pets: 1 dog, a English toy spaniel

Hobbies/Interests:reading, knitting

Height:5'6"

Eye/Hair Color:brown(greying) hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 5/3/10

Starting Weight:233

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: probably 2 - I am a stress eater and I also love food at any time

Following any specific plan: counting calories and making good choices

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: my husband is also working hard on weight loss, I think this will help both of us

Anything else you would like to share with us: This is a great forum and I have felt inspired and comforted as I read people's posts

Rochester
05-27-2010, 09:08 PM
First name: Dale

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 40

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Newspaper reporter (and full time college student)

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: My hobbies include writing, reading, ministry, watching movies, going to the theater, and cooking. I’m fascinated by all things art (museums, art shows, creating art, photography, interior design, architecture) and I love to shop, especially at thrift stores, garage sales, and antique shops.

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Reddish blond/blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 2010

Starting Weight: 240

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Patience! The hardest thing for me is that I can't be skinny RIGHT NOW. :mad:

Following any specific plan: Low carb (loosely based on the principles of the IR Diet)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm looking for support rather than trying to do it on my own. (That's why I'm here! :) )

Anything else you would like to share with us: I chose the screen name Rochester because I adore Jane Eyre. :D

love2b150
05-30-2010, 01:58 PM
First name: Rennie

Geographical location: Virginia

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 girls ~ 17 & 6, 3 boys ~ 12,11 & 9

Occupation: Homemaker

Pets: 2 dogs ~ Shih-tzu and a Boxer

Hobbies/Interests: Love to spend time with my family, going to church, shop (window mostly), cook, try new recipes, travel (again someday)

Height: 5 feet and 3/4 so 5"4 :)

Eye/Hair Color: brown/dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I can't remember, I've been on a weight loss rollercoaster, start stop

Starting Weight: 195.4

Goal Weight: 150 gonna try for a mini goal of 184 MADE IT new goal 170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have a major snacking issue, if I'm not busy doing something I am looking for something to eat. I love to eat.

Following any specific plan: cut out junk food (only 100 cal snacks) cut out soda, take away the burgers and other fried foods. Eat every 3 hours and try to keep my foods with me so that I don't slip up in the first week :) It's gonna be hard my husband loves to snack.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Not really sure yet. I am truly tired of looking like I'm about 5-6 months pregnant.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Just thanks 3FC for being here, had I not been looking of the shape up shoes reviews, I would never have found you.

caribbeangirl02
06-03-2010, 05:26 PM
Ok, so here's my bio:


First name: Iris

Geographical location: Florida, USA

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married (celebrating our 20th anniversary this year!!!)

Children/Ages: 14 & 6

Occupation: Stay at home

Pets: One Cat (Baby)

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Guitar, Movies

Height: 5'2

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 09/15/09

Starting Weight: 155lbs

Goal Weight: 115lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Lack of Motivation/Self-esteem issues

Following any specific plan: No, I designed my own by picking from many plans and listening to people's experience and finally what has/hasn't worked for me in the past

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
As a more mature person, I am aware that quality of life is more important to me than how I look on the outside. This has made me realize that a diet was not the way to go this time. I have changed my entire outlook on food, exercise and life in general...

Anything else you would like to share with us:
Life in wonderful, let's enjoy every moment of it!!!! ;)

Jamie68123
06-03-2010, 07:48 PM
First name:Jamie

Geographical location:Omaha, NE

Age:47

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:James-29, Jenny-27, Julie-25

Occupation:Teacher

Pets:4 Australian Shepherds - Dude, Doobie, Dingo, & Diggy

Hobbies/Interests:Reading, Computers, Photography, Travel

Height:5'7"

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/Red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:April 7

Starting Weight:223

Goal Weight:140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Social eating/wanting to go out

Following any specific plan:Metabolic Research Center

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I don't want to ever have to do this over again - I'm very determined

Anything else you would like to share with us:I'd like to make some online friends that I can get/give support throughout our journey

Midwifemom
06-04-2010, 08:36 PM
First name: Tracey

Geographical location: North Central Illinois

Age: 40

Marital Status: Married (for 18 years!)

Children/Ages: DD16, DD13, DD6

Occupation: Midwife

Pets: Golden Retriever; Buddy

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, visiting the beach (any beach!), shopping.

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 21, 2010

Starting Weight: 159/ Current 142

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating

Following any specific plan: Ideal Protein (and LOVING it!)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am determined to make this my absolute LAST diet. I want to weigh 125#'s because that's what I weighed after the birth of my first 2 children. I didn't get fat until after I turned 30, and now I want my body back. I'm tired of looking like my M-I-l on the beach!

Anything else you would like to share with us: We can ALL do this, we just have to decide it's time.
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Mad 4 STING
06-15-2010, 07:26 AM
First name: Tammy

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married (2nd time around)

Children/Ages: Son-23 this month, Daughter-21 next month

Occupation: High School Teacher

Pets: Morkie named Linus

Hobbies/Interests: Camping, reading, walking, biking

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Green / Light brown-blonde (from a bottle)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/07/10

Starting Weight: 176

Goal Weight: 150 (1st goal)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Cooking tasty meals to satisfy husband not trying to lose weight, sticking with exercise plan

Following any specific plan: Daily walking / biking on local bike trail

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm happy now.

I lost 25 lbs 4 years ago by walking/biking/eating better, but since remarrying it has slowly crept back. I almost completely stopped exercising routinely....just hit or miss, and of course I started cooking more for the hubs.

ginaann
06-16-2010, 04:15 PM
First name: Gina

Geographical location: Austin

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Boy, age 19, girl age 15, girl age 12, girl age 11

Occupation: Business Analyst

Pets: two dogs

Hobbies/Interests: surviving, dreaming, need more

Height: 5’7”

Eye/Hair Color: brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: today

Starting Weight: 165

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: starting, sticking to it – EXERCISE

Following any specific plan: not yet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have never really watched my weight, my main issue is exercise, I don’t. However, all areas in my life could/should be improved upon.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have never been on a Forum or a chatting web site. I’m not so sure I will know what to do.

Thanks for the chance.

frog princess
06-18-2010, 10:35 PM
First name: Eve

Geographical location:Pittsburgh, PA

Age:43

Marital Status: married 20 years this August

Children/Ages: three daughters, aged 17, 12, & 8 and two sons aged 15 & 2 1/2

Occupation : homemaker and part time food service

Pets: ferrets (but they're predominantly cared for by #1 daughter)

Hobbies/Interests: puppetry, writing

Height:5' 5"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel eyes, brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Trying to decide what was the beginning of this journey. I lost 110 lbs about five years ago, gained back about 80 of them and started losing again January 2010. Took a two month backslide (thankfully without gaining any back) and rededicated myself weighing in again on 6/13/10

Starting Weight:235

Goal Weight:170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: neck and shoulder problems which hinder exercise

Following any specific plan: Transitions Lifestyles (low glycemic index)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Having more fear of resistance exercise, less exercise in general, less enthusiasm in general than the last time, more humble, less sure of where I want to end up. I used to lift weights with great gusto and am missing it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Drawing a blank at the moment. I'm going through a depressive phase right now but trying to function through it all.

Here I Go
06-19-2010, 06:09 PM
First name:
Jenny

Geographical location:
Ireland

Age:
48 (49 next month)

Marital Status:
Married for 24 years

Children/Ages:
3 daughters age 25, 23, 15; 2 sons age 18 & 19

Occupation:
Accounts Clerk – part time/chief cook & bottle washer at home!

Pets:
1 dog, 4 cats

Hobbies/Interests
: Gardening, drama, music, reading, meeting friends and family

Height:
5’6”

Eye/Hair Color:
Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
19/6/2010

Starting Weight:
205lbs

Goal Weight:
156lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Sticking with it

Following any specific plan:
Eat sensible and healthy food in normal portions.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I want to be healthier. I avoid socializing as I am not happy with how I l look. I want to change these habits.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
No

LastDitchEffort
06-20-2010, 09:21 PM
First name: Diane

Geographical location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 1 boy 9 years old

Occupation: office work

Hobbies/Interests: eating, reading cookbooks, family

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brownish

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: started at age 14 and have been at it ever since. New start date-today.

Starting Weight: not sure-I'll say 220

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: hunger, compulsive eating even if full already

Following any specific plan: Will try to follow WW points as I find it easy to think in points now.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: desperation. I last logged on 3 years ago, I was 30 pounds lighter then. I'm so pissed off at myself for gaining that back again. If I can't get something going with this now, I never will.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Thanks for having this site, makes me feel less alone in the world.

Teacher0217
06-21-2010, 07:11 AM
First name: Stacy

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 42

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: DD-22, DD-17, DSD-17, DD-13

Occupation: Teacher

Pets: 2 Boston Terriers, 1 Pug

Hobbies/Interests: reading, beach, walking

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/15/2010

Starting Weight: 168

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: snacking/overeating

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: Just got off the TTC roller coaster...unsuccessfully. Now I am trying to find ME again........

marykp63
06-21-2010, 01:45 PM
First name: Mary

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 46

Marital Status: Single (divorced)

Children/Ages: Daughter/16

Occupation: Accounting

Pets: 2 cats - Lucy & Ethel

Hobbies/Interests: Volunteering, Spending time w/ family and friends

Height: 5' 7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/21/10

Starting Weight: 255

Goal Weight: 175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Changing my eating habits

Following any specific plan: Not yet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I am ready for a change and have the right attitude.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am a single mom of a 16 yr old daughter. I need to make changes to be healthier and be a good example for my daughter.

FloridaGirl1970
06-23-2010, 10:51 PM
First name: Amanda

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 40

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: work for a large financial institution (work from home)

Pets: none

Height: 5'

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/10/2010

Starting Weight: 269

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercising

Following any specific plan: more calories burned than eaten

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: no fads, no gimmicks, just counting calories and getting more exercise

Anything else you would like to share with us: not overly joyed about being 40 :( While I realize life is not over, I always wanted children and I kind of considered 40 the cut off. It is sad for me to have to let that dream die, all the while knowing it was most probably my own fault due to my weight. :( :(

Mikkijoe
06-24-2010, 07:53 PM
First name: Annette

Geographical location: Central Washington--where it is Sunny!

Age: 44

Marital Status: Marries

Children/Ages: Son 18, daughter 13

Occupation: Human Resources (I hire and fire all day long)

Pets: 2 Boston Terriers, and My son's Schnau Tzu, One cat, Short Haired Persian

Hobbies/Interests: Creating Recipes,

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, Hair----about 4 colors right now LOL, browns and auburns

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/15/10

Starting Weight: 299

Goal Weight: Don't know, probably about 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: weightloss

Following any specific plan: Very Little processed foods, no artificial sweetners, no 'diet' foods....eating actually, having breakfast and lunch which is a struggle for me

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Trying to just take one day at a time

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am a smart 'arse' , I usually tell it like it is, but only if there is a benefit to the reciever

120someday
06-28-2010, 03:35 PM
First name: Renee

Geographical location: New Mexico

Age: 47

Marital Status: happily married

Children/Ages: daughter 19 son 17

Occupation: Office manager

Pets: dog, cat

Hobbies/Interests: walking and running again someday

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/28/2010

Starting Weight:181.8

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Commitment

Following any specific plan: no

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: concern for my health

JessLess
07-03-2010, 11:07 AM
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Massachusetts

Age: 40

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: I like other people’s children

Occupation: publishing

Pets: 2 rescue dogs, a golden retriever and a border collie/golden retriever mix.

Hobbies/Interests: volunteering, politics, reading, Lush, nail polish, fatshion/fashion

Height: 5' 8"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes and dark brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Apr. 5th, 2010, I got down to serious business

Starting Weight: 257

Goal Weight: 150 or abouts

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: I love food and am an emotional eater. I used to live in New Orleans, where there was great food and most people were pretty chub and no one really cared.

I am also an activist for fat rights and need to find a comfortable place between being against fat-hate and wanting to lose weight for personal reasons. I really believe in health at any size and I would hate to lose those beliefs or hate my body/self to try to lose weight.

Following any specific plan: Strength training 2x a week with trainer followed by 30-60 min. on the Elliptical, one day of jog/walking ala Couch25K, reduced fat, carbs and calorie diet. Increased water intake. I am also taking Phentermine.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am very motivated for reasons other than looks alone. I want to have stamina and keep up with other people. I think it will positively affect my career.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have had two successful 40 lb. weight losses in the past. This is different because I have much more to lose and want to keep it off. I know that exercise and vigilance has to be part of the rest of my life.

Losing It 2010
07-03-2010, 06:57 PM
First name: DG

Geographical location: Nashville, TN

Age: 43

Marital Status:

Children/Ages: Yes 1

Occupation: Self-employed as a photographer

Pets: No

Hobbies/Interests: photography

Height: 5'0

Eye/Hair Color:Brn/Brn

Starting Date of Healthier Eating Journey: 6.30.10

Starting Weight:169

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Giving up and throwing in the towel

Following any specific plan: This month, eating more healthy and avoiding soda and fast food

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am not going to become obsessed about it

Anything else you would like to share with us: The forties have been awesome best decade of my life so far

neurodoc
07-05-2010, 07:19 PM
First name: Andrea

Geographical location: Okemos, MI (near Lansing)

Age: 44

Marital Status: married since 1991 to the same awesome guy.

Children/Ages: Joshua-12, Ari-8, Zach-5

Occupation: Physician (neurologist)

Pets: none :(

Hobbies/Interests: reading, singing, neuroscience

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/dk. blonde and curly

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Hmm. This time, it was in mid-February 2010. But I have had 2 other serious weight loss efforts, once in my 20s and once in my 30s.Each time, manage to get to ~125 pounds, then drift back up within a few years.

Starting Weight: 162

Goal Weight: 120 (maybe 125)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: (1) finding time to exercise regularly with a full-time job and 3 attention-hungry boys; (2) not becoming complacent after I reach goal.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers, modified to reflect a whole/natural foods lifestyle.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: absolutely nothing, which worries me a lot. But I take comfort in the statistics for smokers - the more times they quit, the more likely they are to succeed at staying off.

Anything else you would like to share with us: My oldest son is also overweight. Even though I never encouraged him to overeat, or eat unhealthily, I still feel guilty and responsible (he inherited my lousy metabolism and love of sweets).I need to figure out how to get him more physically active before he ends up with a lifetime of weight-related problems. Any advice on this would be welcome.

danyale
08-04-2010, 02:20 PM
Hi, My is Danyale and I weight loss pursuer:

First name: Danyale

Geographical location: Northern California

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: new mom, 21months

Occupation: Wine account manager

Pets: 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: walking, movies, cooking, antiquing,

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes and currently a redhead

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: age 20; but just revisiting the journey

Starting Weight: 188

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being motivated and sticking to a healthy lifestyle.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers on my own

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know I need to lose weight; but I can't seem to stick to my goals. I'm not as motivated as used to be in the past. Ever since getting pregnant; food has been my buddy that I can't ditch. This time, though, I have talked to my family doctor who asked me to look at this journey differently than from the past - I need to be realistic and get support.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I hope this is the beginning of something I can stick to. :shrug:

dcleblanc
08-04-2010, 02:41 PM
First name: Denise

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 19, 17, 17

Occupation: Accountant

Pets: Two Teenies Weenies and a Gigantic Lab

Hobbies/Interests: Music & Reading

Height: 5'3"

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 14

Starting Weight: 179

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Boredom

Following any specific plan: Medifast

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Lasted more than two weeks

Anything else you would like to share with us:

securitygirl
08-10-2010, 10:27 PM
First name: Lisa

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 46

Marital Status: Married 27 years

Children/Ages: 25, 24, 19, 16

Occupation: ADT Security, Realtor

Pets: 2 dogs, 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: Crocheting, knitting, camping, watercolors, fishing

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/auburn (today)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 6, 2010

Starting Weight: 190

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Focus, motivation, loss of energy, depression.....

Following any specific plan: Water, no sodas, no fast food, eating more often and less, staying away from junk food, more fruit and veggies, less pasta, bread and potatoes. Exercising-walking daily (weather permitting), bike riding, gonna try Zumba, try some DVD's

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Did not really try in the past

Anything else you would like to share with us: Need to quit smoking--reduce stress in my life.

roxxie rocket
08-14-2010, 10:38 PM
First name: Michele

Geographical location: Las Vegas, NV

Age: 42

Marital Status: Happily married

Children/Ages: No kids

Occupation: Manager of Cage Operations -- Casino Industry

Pets: 4 pomeranians & 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: photography, hiking, camping & traveling

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: light hair and green eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 07-27-10

Starting Weight: 200 pounds

Goal Weight: 135 pounds

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Putting everyone else first & organization

Following any specific plan: Body Bugg & counting calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Planning -- I am actually planning my weekly menu's - shopping & cooking them and NOT eating out. When I have been faced with eating out I'm not going all hogg wild and eating everything in sight and then using that as an excuse not to get back on track ..

Anything else you would like to share with us: Hmmm I feel that this time is different and that I am FINALLY going to get this right ...

MaddieD
08-21-2010, 03:14 PM
First name: Maddie

Geographical location: east coast of Canada

Age: 42

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: DD 7 years DD 5 years

Occupation: was a teaching principal for 13 years,became SAHM for past 5 years, back on teaching sub list Sept '10

Pets: black lab Benny black cat Gage beta fish Bubbles and Fishy LOL

Hobbies/Interests: "glamping" interior design gardening baking (which is 25% responsible for getting me here)

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: green/light auburn

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 19,2010

Starting Weight: 220

Goal Weight: 160 and then I'll fine tune it from there

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: cooking something that my meat and potatoes and sweet dessert loving hubby will NOT complain about

Following any specific plan: definitely low glycemic and close to vegetarian

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: more motivation from external souces (so not looking forward to the subtle "OMG she put on weight since she's been gone" looks from former co-workers)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am a diagnosed hypoglycemic who also has an overabundance of candida (yeast cells). Double whammy.ugh. Also I believe strongly in naturopathy and homeopathy rather than conventional medicine...but I'm not the crunchy-granola type. ;)

Old Hickory Chick
08-23-2010, 09:52 PM
First name: Eileen

Geographical location: Near Nashville, TN. Originally from Boston, MA (OFD!)

Age: 46

Marital Status: happily divorced

Children/Ages: son 21, daughter 23

Occupation: unemployed grad student. previously RN for 26 yrs

Pets: custodial grandma to Lucky, 12 yr old mutt. also have a grandcat, Binx

Hobbies/Interests: reading, gardening, travel, "lost 45's", plays, concerts, Hot In Cleveland!

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color:blue-ish/currently blonde but originally mousy brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8-18-2010

Starting Weight:218.8, but my WW leader "takes off" 2 lbs for clothes, so she says 216.8 (Crazy, huh?)

Goal Weight: 154, then I will have a "normal" BMI

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: finishing what I have started

Following any specific plan: WW flex/momentum, and walking with a goal of completing a 5K in October

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have decided 2010 is MY year! I sold my house, quit my job, moved away from home, family and friends for grad school. I live alone so I only have to shop and cook for myself, finally!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I can get chatty....And I'm a Red Sox fan!

foodfighter2000
08-23-2010, 11:30 PM
First name: Jacqueline

Geographical location: San Diego

Age: 47

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: lost my only child 2 years ago

Occupation: substitute teacher

Pets: yappy little dog named Precious Muchacho

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking (!), gluten-free baking, knitting, crochet, mystery novels, ZooWorld and Farmville on Facebook, thinking deep thoughts, and a 24-hour-a-day obsession with food

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: green/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 2010

Starting Weight: 150

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: no self-discipline! I can't say no to myself, and myself is always asking for cookies, cake, ice cream and chocolate. I have never really been on a diet, or at lease a successful one, relying on bingeing and starving to achieve my weight goals. Somehow, twenty pounds slipped aboard unchecked....

Following any specific plan: See above - I have stopped eating pounds of chocolate at one sitting, but am unable to not eat it at all. I bought a used elliptical machine tonight, new running shoes, workout wear, and am building a weight-loss exercise INFRASTRUCTURE that is sure to bear fruit....

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am a middle aged woman with depression and anxiety who has suddenly gained a lot of weight and grown out of an extensive wardrobe. I am wearing thrift store clothes three sizes bigger than normal, and I literally spend 90% of my waking hours thinking about what I can or cannot eat, when I can eat it, and how I'll feel when I eat it. I need help, and am here for support and encouragement, and maybe to hear the voices of sanity, which is probably not what I'm hearing from inside my own head.

samanthaf63
08-25-2010, 11:38 AM
First name: Samantha

Geographical location:Chicago suburbs

Age:47

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:None I know of

Occupation:Instructional Designer

Pets:My folks have 3 chihuahua mixes who act as furry brother/sisters.

Hobbies/Interests:Movies, Britcoms, Reading comedy-mysteries, Cooking, Writing

Height:5'

Eye/Hair Color:Presently red/green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:July 20, 2010

Starting Weight:?

Goal Weight:size 14

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Getting past a size 16; I self-sabotage around that point.

Following any specific plan:Original Body Flex, "sensible" eating

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm in my 40s

Anything else you would like to share with us:I don't like to get on scales; I'd rather feel roomier in clothes.

CoCoMonkey
08-26-2010, 05:36 PM
First name: Kelly

Geographical location: Southern California

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 1 son; 14 years

Occupation: Legal Secretary

Pets: 2 Carolina Dogs, Bonkers & Bumpers

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Movies, Biking, Swimming, Hiking, Camping

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: September 1, 2010

Starting Weight: 236

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Allowing myself to put ME first, understanding that I am worth the effort.

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting & Exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am a people pleaser and an emotional eater. I have done allot of emotional house cleaning and I am ready to be done hiding ME.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have a 80 mile RT commute daily, up at 4 a.m. and home around 6 p.m., and it really eats into the exercise time, I have to remember to make the time.

momofboys
09-07-2010, 07:47 PM
First name: Becky

Geographical location: Nebraska

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 3 boys ages 19, 16, & 8

Occupation: Health paraprofessional

Pets: Black Lab named Kota and Bichon named Sophie

Hobbies/Interests: Camping, boating, gardening, reading, photography.

Height:5'6".5

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde / Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Wow - loaded question. My starting date THIS time is tomorrow (failed miserably already today) September 8th, 2010.

Starting Weight: 190

Goal Weight:155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Everything! I have a total lack of will power to resist the foods that have helped put me in this position. I have no desire to excercise, nor the energy to even if I did have the desire! Afternoon & evening snacking kill me. I get easily defeated/distracted - I'm an instant gratification kind of girl - I want to eat healthy for a few day and lose 10 lbs - and when I don't show a significant loss I'll fall right back into my bad ways.

Following any specific plan: Eat more healthy, resist cravings & try to move more.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm the heaviest I've ever been - I feel awful all the time, tired, depressed & body aches. I'm so embarrased by my weight gain I won't let my picture be taken, I hate to go out of the house, I fear I'm an embarrassment to my boys and I carry alot of shame.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm a yo-yo dieter I suppose. I lost 30lb in 2008 with Metabolic - but I HATED the restrictive eating and the HIGH cost of the plan. I've had success with WW in 2007 - again - HATED the expense and ultimately felt like I was too restricted again. I NEED to lose weight - I'm too tired to even play with my 8yr old.

Joplin
09-17-2010, 05:07 PM
First name: Janice

Geographical location: Manitoba

Age:44

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages: Girl, 23/Boy, 14

Occupation:Educator

Pets:2 kitties

Hobbies/Interests:Love to read King or Koontz

Height:4'11"

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/Originally brown; now "Sangria"

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey:September 1, 2010

Starting Weight: 224

Goal Weight: I'll start with 174 (50lbs)then it will change

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss:Finding variety in meals

Following any specific plan:I lean closer to Ideal Protein & Atkins than anything. I've basically cut out carbs so as to re-train my pancreas and change my metabolism.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:This is the heaviest I've EVER been; even when pregnant!! The difference this time is a desire to live long enough to see my grandbaby grow up.

Anything else you would like to share with us:I am so happy to have found this site. My life consists of work & home so I don't have a lot of friends. The support I feel from 3FC is very much appreciated. I like that I can bare my soul yet still feel anonymous.

crave it
09-25-2010, 08:40 AM
First name: Betty

Geographical location: North Dakota

Age: 42

Marital Status: happily remarried!

Children/Ages: son - 19 daughter - 17

Occupation: nurse

Pets: 2 westies (Molly & Otis)

Hobbies/Interests: beading, crochet, gardening

Height: 5' 7"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel, brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: THIS time.....today!

Starting Weight: 178

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: motivation - it can switch at the drop of a hat! Eating sweets for a stress relief or just because I can't get enough!

Following any specific plan: Eat healthy, move more! Sounds so easy - why isn't it?

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have elevated cholesterol, depression, and need to get my butt in gear to take care of my health before it gets out of hand. I know the regular exercise will help with both.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Need to get out of my slump! No motivation - one day I'll have some, then the next it's gone and I'm frustrated with myself! Trying to move past a stressful 2 years! My brother took his life in October 2008 and ex-husband (an alcoholic) died in August 2009 due to tragic fall and skull fractures.

Rahriry
09-26-2010, 07:43 AM
First name: Cassie

Geographical location: North Central Alabama

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Chel 20, Sarah 16, Lori 14, Rylie 7

Occupation: Sewing Machine Operator

Pets: 0

Hobbies/Interests: Reading romance novels, sewing

Height: 5'5"


Eye/Hair Color: Brown, redish brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: September 26,2010

Starting Weight: 285

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Excersizing I have time but not the gumption.

Following any specific plan: No

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:

aubrey
09-28-2010, 01:18 PM
First name: Aubrey

Geographical location: Florida Panhandle

Age: 40

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: (1) 14 yer. old son.

Occupation: Program Assistant



Pets: (1) very spoiled shih-tzu dog

Hobbies/Interests: camping, boating, reading, spending time with family and friends

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: green/ blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sept. 28, 2010

Starting Weight: 233.6

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating as a social event/ staying motivated

Following any specific plan: counting calories approx. 1200

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am going to stop taking 3 steps forward 4 steps back. I want to over this specific dilema.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am excited to be here and any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated.

RedBelle
09-29-2010, 03:52 PM
First name: Laurel

Geographical location: Atlanta

Age: 39.5

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: Regan, 3 and Lily 1

Occupation: coordinator

Pets: Sam the bird and Fred the fish

Hobbies/Interests: karate, yoga, the outdoors, cooking, reading

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: brown /red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: all my life, but most recently this past fall when I was cleared after the birth of my now one-year-old; nothing is working and I'm stuck.

Starting Weight: 180

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: having the time to work out, which I love to do

Following any specific plan: trying to exercise at least 3-4 times per week and eating healthy; currently have starteda 1500 cal meal plan and I just don't think it's for me - cals not the prob, but counting the food pieces is dumb.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: no time to work out; I could work out seven days a week if I could - I'm an endorphin addict - with kids and a hubby who works opposite of me, I don't get to work out like that and am lucky to work out at all

Anything else you would like to share with us: After the last statement I posted, I'm now sad. Ugh.

kirsteng
09-30-2010, 11:06 AM
First name: Kirsten

Geographical location: Chile

Age: 42

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: three kids ages 5, 7 and 1

Occupation: stay at home mom (was elementary school teacher)

Pets: 1 guinea pig - 'Miss Olivia Golden Squeak'

Hobbies/Interests: reading, cooking, gardening, travel, camping, hiking

Height: 6'1/2"

Eye/Hair Color: green/dirty blonde

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: Sept 22 2010

Starting Weight: 267

Present Weight: 263

Goal Weight: 195

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: emotional eating, portion control, snacking

Following any specific plan: portion control, exercise 4x week, counting cals

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Now (with online tools) am able to actually count cals properly. I think I always thought it was my metabolism.. now I realize I was actually eating TOO MUCH! lol

Anything else you would like to share with us: Happy to find a support group!

RhondaLynn
10-01-2010, 02:55 PM
First name: Rhonda

Geographical location: Near Houston Texas

Age: 47

Marital Status: happily

Children/Ages: son 26, daughter 17, son 5

Occupation: Legal Secretary

Pets: the overweight kitty in my avatar, "Stella" + 4 more cats! CatLOVER here

Hobbies/Interests: reading, playing bunco, socializing, internet games, tv shows

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color:blue-ish/ blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9-13-2010

Starting Weight:276.8

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not CHEATING on my plan!

Following any specific plan: Ideal Protein

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Trying to catch up to my husband who has lost 60 lbs this year.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm looking for a weight loss buddy that we can send text msgs and phone each other for support. Send me a PM if you're interested!

alwaysbeachin
10-04-2010, 08:18 AM
First name: Cathy

Geographical location: South Alabama

Age: 47

Marital Status: happily

Children/Ages: 2 sons.. 21 and 18

Occupation: soon-to-be job hunting after being a SAHM for 20 yrs.

Pets:Doberman and a little adopted terrier mix..also caring for MIL's lab and dachshund.

Hobbies/Interests: reading, photography, internet games, gardening, crafting,traveling, swimming... anything outdoors.

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color:blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9/5/2010

Starting Weight:278

Goal Weight: 180 (for now)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: staying away from sweets

Following any specific plan: calorie counting (daily goal 1200)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The kids have moved out and hubby is doing this with me.. so I have support in the home. Counting calories this time (no food plan to stick to)...we have made a lifestyle change by eating healthy and exercising part of our day.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Like Rhonda, I am just looking fro some weightloss friends who are going thru the same thing and know the challenges we face... a txt buddy would be great too :)

AlyssaJoy
10-04-2010, 09:32 PM
First name: Alyssa

Geographical location: West Coast

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married 20 years

Children/Ages: 3 girls, 1 boy

Occupation: Homemaker, homeschooling mom

Pets: 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: Anything housewife-mommy related... and having a relationship with God!

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes/brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March, 2010

Starting Weight:185

Goal Weight: 130'ish (or less)?

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Caring about my weight!

Following any specific plan: Eating mostly vegetarian, exercising regularly

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've never had to lose weight before. This is all new for me. :)

Anything else you would like to share with us: Dittoing what others have said, I'm really needing a place to talk, encourage, and to be encouraged in this journey. Since putting on weight for the first time in my life a handful of years ago, I've had the worst time even addressing weight loss. It's a new thing for me needing to hold myself accountable and remain focused.

I also wanted to say that I'm really thrilled to be here!! This is such an amazing group of people! You all are an incredible inspiration to me, and I hope I can return the favor whenever you need a :hug: or a little pick-me- up along the way. :val3:

Alyssa :bunny2:
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beni
10-05-2010, 07:17 AM
First name: Beni

Geographical location: UK

Age: 42

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: 9 and 4

Occupation: SAHM, WAHM

Pets: cat and fish

Hobbies/Interests: many

Height: 5'2''

Eye/Hair Color: brown / brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: wow... hmmm.. 6 weeks ago as a newstart

Starting Weight: 214.5 lbs

Goal Weight: 132 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my inner "swine-dog" ;)

Following any specific plan: eating everything, but watch quantity and quality

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: use a calorie counting software

Anything else you would like to share with us: I started to do regular walking and once a day yoga
I started a weight loss diary in form of a blog, as soon as I am qualified, I will be able to let you have a peek onto it :)

Summerfawn
10-07-2010, 11:10 PM
First name: Jan

Geographical location: New England

Age: 42

Marital Status: Divorced

Occupation: Customer Service aka desk job

Pets: Spoiled princess of a dog that fortunately loves being outside

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Crocheting, Keeping up with current events in world, Learning new things.

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3-Oct-2010 (for the umpteenth time)

Starting Weight: 172lb

Goal Weight: 130lb

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying away from junk food.

Following any specific plan: Not really, just whole foods with lean proteins, grains, and lots of veggies/fruit.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: High blood pressure along with other ailments run in my family and since I'm not getting any younger, it's time to make some lifestyle changes that will become routine/habits.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm looking forward to becoming part of this community, contributing where I can, and asking for help when I start to drift off my personal target. (any retired drill Sergent's here that are willing to yell when I need it? kidding.... sort of...)

JackSpratsWife
10-14-2010, 05:40 PM
First name: They've been calling me JSW and I like that.

Age: 40

Marital Status: Married

Occupation: Stay at home mom


Children/Ages: Two girls ages 11 and 4


Pets: An orange tabby and a golden retriever

Hobbies/Interests: camping, reading, digital scrapbooking

Height: 5' 2"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 11

Starting Weight: 180

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I just need to stick to it. I also have a weakness for fast food and chips, but the real problem is simply eating too much of everything!

Following any specific plan: Yeah. I've got a 1 week plan to get a jump-start on things, and then I'll be doing an older version of Weight Watchers. I've also decided to cut down on carbs and see how that goes, but I don't have any real plan for doing that. Oh, and I plan to do a lot of walking, some dance aerobics and just being more active in general.


What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well isn't the presumptuous? What makes you all think I've done this before? ;) Okay, you got me. I've tried many, many, many times before. I guess the 3 things that make this time different are: #1 my sis and I are competing to see who can lose the most weight by Jan 1. I'm going to lose, because my sister drops weight quickly and I lose it so slowly, but I figure I'll still be a winner if I lose any weight at all. I have a bit of a competitive streak, so I think this will be a good motivator for me. #2 I started blogging. They say it's good to keep a journal. #3 I'm a stress eater and I have no other major responsibilities right now and nothing stressing me out. (Well, actually something just came up, but there's still hope it will turn out to be nothing.)

Anything else you would like to share with us: If I think of anything, I'll let you know.

Gs Trophy Honey
10-27-2010, 06:23 PM
Name: Cam

Age: 46

Divorced(TG!): in love with G

Occupation: Retired/Freshman in college

Children: Twin sons 24 and daughter 23

Pets: 3 dogs

Hobbies: Traveling, reading and enjoying life!

Height: 5'6"

Starting (again)weight: 210.1

Goal: anything under 175

Biggest Hurdle: Being fixated with the numbers on the scale or a size in clothing

Plan: Eating Intuitively/limiting refined carbs/removing HFCS/eating more whole foods

Different this time: Taking Cell Biology and Nutrition in college. Learning a lot about food and calories, HFCS, 'franken-foods' and additives. FDA not good! There are a TON of loop holes in the food labeling system.

Share with 3FC: I was a member of this site a few years ago and truly enjoyed it. I joined WW but have had a lot of trouble with them pushing 'franken-foods' on their members. Franken-foods actually came from this website and I have the term now for years. :) Its the fat out/chemical in/high-fructose-corn-syrup/all kinds of additives food that is on the market today. I am NOT a health nut, nor will I ever be. I LOVE LOVE love my sweets too much.I just want to get to a healthy weight and stop obsessing over food.

sage846
10-31-2010, 02:18 PM
First name: Liz

Geographical location: Boston

Age: 46

Marital Status: divorced

Children/Ages: 20,18,15, 13

Occupation: chef

Pets:

Hobbies/Interests: cooking, entertaining, decorating

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color:

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: today! 10/31/10

Starting Weight:179.6

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sticking with it and exercise

Following any specific plan: weight watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: End of my rope. Just can't keep losing and gaining the same 5 lbs. forever.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Fullymom
11-08-2010, 10:31 PM
First name: Theresa

Geographical location: Chicago suburbs

Age: 45

Marital Status: happily married

Children/Ages: 3 girls; 24, 20 & 15

Occupation: Area Sales Manager

Pets: cat named Gracie who is also overweight

Hobbies/Interests: golf

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 11/8/2010

Starting Weight: 223

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: drive-thru lunches

Following any specific plan: The Belly Fat Cure

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I have my health in mind more than my looks

Anything else you would like to share with us: Hubby is on this journey with me

lillydi
11-09-2010, 05:18 PM
First name: Diana

Geographical location: PA

Age: 43

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: 2, ages 13 and 17

Occupation: teacher

Pets: 3 dogs, 1 turtle

Hobbies/Interests: reading, gardening, spending time with family, friends and pets is always first!

Height:5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/auburn




Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 1, 2010

Starting Weight: 241

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love sweets and carbs!

Following any specific plan: no- just my plan

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: whole family is getting healthier

Mini Moons
11-11-2010, 05:02 PM
First name: Robin

Geographical location: Illinois

Age: 49

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 sons 24 and 18

Occupation: Office Manager

Pets: Sheltie (Name: Ginger)

Hobbies/Interests: Gardening, Reading, Puzzles, Walking, Bicycling

Height: 5"4

Eye/Hair Color: Brown and Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/13/2010

Starting Weight:218.2

Goal Weight:145

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

Following any specific plan: I am in TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: harder to lose for one thing. The older I get the harder it is.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I signed up for a local Biggest Loser Challenge and I intend to win. It started November 8 to last weigh-in Feb. 26.:carrot::broc::

terrod99
12-01-2010, 07:09 AM
First name: Terri

Geographical location: Ontario

Age:43

Marital Status:Married 18 years

Children/Ages: 24 and 11

Occupation: Registered Practical Nurse

Pets: 2 cats but would love another dog

Hobbies/Interests: reading

Height: 5.2.5

Eye/Hair Color: blue, chesnut brown (just coloured it)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Which time?

Starting Weight:189

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:giving up wine chocolate/moving my butt

Following any specific plan:see above

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:determination! I will do it!

tonkry
12-19-2010, 01:07 PM
First name: Rhonda

Geographical location: Twain Harte, CA

Age:43

Marital Status: Very Married :D

Children/Ages: 2 girls, 12 and 18

Occupation: Business Owner

Pets: 2 dogs, Duchess- Springer Spaniel, Feather -Jack Russell Terrier (BLIND) and one Kitty, Poppers -Maine coon, does a fish count? :) I have a beta

Hobbies/Interests:Love to take pictures, I have skills. Cooking, and right now, seems household organization

Height:5

Eye/Hair Color:green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:06/05/2010

Starting Weight:227

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: The WEIGHT~ :D - I have Lupus, a fractured back and activity is limited. I am using my home to gain movement in my life. I will eventually start to swim but the fracture is holding me back. I am doing better though, I had 4 fractures to start a little over a year ago. So one fracture left to heal. Have some disc problems. Swimming will be a good exercise for me once it all heals.

Following any specific plan: Went from full blown vegan, to Low Carb. Doctor's orders. Lupus patients cannot handle many vegetables.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:My heart depends on it. :) Quit smoking too~

Anything else you would like to share with us: My daily life and emotional balance is directly proportional to my health. If my hands are swollen and blue, I typically am feeling pretty lousy. Today I feel pretty good, not 100%, but good. There is the lighter side
Let's see... Here is the not so light side
I do not have the support at home that I need in any form. I have the friends that tell me I look good at my weight and don't need to lose a pound when they are a size 2. I have the hubby who will eat junk food in front of me. It is rather strange for me to see all this now. I am dealing with it on a day by day basis. I am sick of cooking 2 separate dinners a night. Sorry about the rant. This is where I am at.

NICE TO MEET YOU ALL:carrot:

Mirj
12-20-2010, 08:51 AM
Whoa, here goes...

First name: Mirjam, but everyone (including you) can call me Mirj

Geographical location: Israel

Age: Just turned 48

Marital Status: Married for the 2nd time around, 5 1/2 years

Children/Ages: We have 8 together, 26, 26, 25, 25, 21, 21, 19 and 12

Occupation: Office manager

Pets: one very geriatric and farting dog, total mutt mix

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking (feeding), knitting, crocheting, blogging

Height: I used to be 5'6", but I think I shrank an inch...

Eye/Hair Color: Eyes are always dark brown, these days my hair is a wine-colored brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 19th, 2010, yesterday!

Starting Weight: I think in kilos and grams, but in pounds it's 172.7

Goal Weight: 143

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have no willpower when it comes to eating

Following any specific plan: Whole foods and real foods

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I am doing it for health, not for looks or to fit into anything special, but that would be nice too... :)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love to feed people, it's a wicked habit.

Joasia
01-03-2011, 10:38 AM
Hello,
First name: Joanna

Geographical location:Northern Ontario

Age:still 48

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages: Daughter /27

Occupation: Purchasing clerk

Pets: 5 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Dogs, cooking

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: green/blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: this time around it is January 2nd 2011

Starting Weight: 148

Goal Weight: 128

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating to fast

Following any specific plan: Sonoma

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
added need to be lighter - just diagnosed with RA

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I am touched by so many success stories on 3FC that I know, I'm in great company, and this time I will be wiser then ever and reach out for help and support.

lulablue11
01-03-2011, 12:00 PM
First name: Rena

Geographical location: Denver, CO

Age: 41

Marital Status: Single (Divorced)

Children/Ages: Daughter (aka Monkey)/3 YO

Occupation: Pharmacist

Pets: none...Unless you count my Monkey

Hobbies/Interests: For the time being: Variety of Podcasts [workplace is quiet and focused attention needed, I found that short stories quiet the mind]

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: For purposes of this forum I will state 12/3/10. Had been on a good run from 2/10 to 9/10- lost 40 then gained 20 back.

Starting Weight: 209

Goal Weight:160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binge eating when bored, emotional, tired, feeling unloved.

Following any specific plan: Food Diary/Calorie counting, lots of walking, spice it up with occassional bursts of 5 minutes stuff[ push ups, sit-ups, yoga etc]

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the big picture I am trending down slowly. Weigh less then I did a year ago. Lots of foods no longer 'soothe'

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have been a long time lurker (2007). I am always encouraged and always send out positive thoughts to my fellow journeyers although I may not physically post. Just trying to figure out what it is all about-mommyhood,womanhood, fitness-hood.

river
01-04-2011, 09:38 AM
First name: River

Geographical location: Nova Scotia Canada

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married 20 years

Children/Ages: nope

Occupation: Recently retired (for now- we'll see)

Pets: 2 Portuguese Water Dogs, Hawkeye and River

Hobbies/Interests: Great food and drinks, Travel, Sports, Yoga, Movies, Books, Music

Height: 5'9 1/2"

Eye/Hair Color: greenblue/blondebrown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Since prehistoric ages

Starting Weight: which one?

Goal Weight: 144

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Love of gourmet food and wine

Following any specific plan: weight watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: much less stress and more time for fresh prepared food and exercise

Anything else you would like to share with us: good karma to all! :)

Bamagurl
01-06-2011, 05:13 PM
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First name: Beth

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 43

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Retail Loss Prevention

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: love college football (Roll Tide), used to enjoy playing softball and volleyball (hoping to start up again)

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Reddish Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/6/2011 (this time)

Starting Weight: 220

Present Weight: 220

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: boredome and frustration

Following any specific plan: starting Weight Watchers tomorrow.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm committed to trying everyday. I didn't put it on overnight so I have to be patient with myself and know it won't come off overnight. It's been tough the past 3 years to take it off. I quit smoking in January 07 and the lbs. snuck up on me.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am getting married this year. The date depends on when I feel sexy!

tntklip
01-07-2011, 10:41 AM
First name: Trish

Geographical location: Southeast Missouri

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 sons; 18 and 13

Occupation: Administrative Assistant

Pets: dog/Chloe

Hobbies/Interests: Bunco, shopping, gardening, decorating, spending time with family and friends.

Height: 5' 7"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 10, 2011

Starting Weight: 228.5

Goal Weight: 160

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: Nothing is different. Still have the same reasons and efforts for doing it...my health. It use to be vanity, but at my age now it's all about being healthy and living a longer life with my family and friends.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I was in a support group before and I will say that that is the key to your success. As long as they were there I was there. Eventually they all left and I did too and gained all my weight back. Family is good, but they don't have the same understanding as the ones in my same situation, so it's harder for them to give me the support I actually need. I'm looking forward to winning this journey and living it for life.

Legal Eagle
01-08-2011, 01:39 AM
First name: Susan

Geographical location: Sanford, NC

Age: 42

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: DD-22; DS-19

Occupation: Attorney

Pets: 3 cats

Hobbies/Interests: writing, reading, knitting

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: grey

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/3/11

Starting Weight: 205

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercise!

Following any specific plan: Just eating healthier & exercising; Using Sparkpeople to track

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I might finally have my head in the right place again.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

jilly6
01-09-2011, 07:54 AM
First name: Jill

Geographical location: Omaha suburbs

Age: 42

Marital Status: happily married

Children/Ages: 3 boys 21, 15 & 13 & one girl 17.

Occupation: Stay at home/homeschooling mom

Pets: Two dogs - 11 yr old golden named Jezy and a 4 month old pit named Kiah.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, thrifting

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: green/reddish blond with a little gray starting!

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
Starting Weight: 330

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: self sabatoge

Following any specific plan: Counting calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am actively exercising

Anything else you would like to share with us:

kelly1968
01-10-2011, 08:37 PM
First name: Kelly

Geographical location: the south

Age:43

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages:2 boys, Ages 16 & 19

Occupation: stay at home mom

Pets:2 dogs 3 cats

Hobbies/Interests: pogo,

Height:5'2

Eye/Hair Color: hazel eyes, red hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/10/2011

Starting Weight:312

Goal Weight:200

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: pain in back and legs

Following any specific plan:

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Im doing this for me so Im here when my boys get married..


Anything else you would like to share with us:

joyyoj
01-12-2011, 05:12 PM
Hello! I'm relatively new to 3FC and this looks like a great group!

First name: Joy

Geographical location: New England

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Occupation: SAHM/Grad student

Pets: 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, current events, nature, walking/jogging, tennis

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/medium brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 2010

Starting Weight: 202 lbs

Goal Weight: Ideally 145 lbs, but I feel really good and healthy at 160 ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I was prescribed antidepressants for my PMDD and perimenopausal symptoms. I've since stopped the medication, however I'm worried that something is now out of balance. I was gaining weight like crazy while taking the SSRIs even though my diet hadn't changed. I feel as though my metabolism is "out of whack" if that's possible.

Following any specific plan: Lots of exercise, drinking more water, cutting out diet soda, sweets, and counting calories with the help of the iPhone app "Lose It".

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm dealing with the effects of antidepressants, even though I am no longer taking any medications.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Thanks for the great forum. :)

imacutieface
01-13-2011, 12:26 PM
First name: Trina

Geographical location: Delta BC Canada

Age: 42

Marital Status: Committed

Children/Ages: 27, 24, 20, 18 (2 boys 2 girls, all out of the nest)

Occupation: Receptionist

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading

Height: 5' 7 1/2"

Eye/Hair Color: Green / Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 6, 2011

Starting Weight: 261

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I lost my thyroid to cancer in 2008

Following any specific plan: I just joined Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my first real attempt. I gained the weight quickly after the surgery.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Im 42 and ready to start loving me again. Im happy to have found this site.

Killer Whale
01-13-2011, 12:47 PM
I'm new here, but I wanted to introduce myself and say, "Hello!"

First name: Kate

Geographical location: The Great Southwest

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 Boys ages 6 and 4.

Occupation: Teacher

Pets: 2 Dogs/ 3 Cats

Hobbies/Interests: When I have time, I enjoy quilting.

Height: 5' 8"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes and my hair is usually brown depending on what mood my colorist is in. :)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 13, 2011 (this time)

Starting Weight: 280 UGH!!!!

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying motivated and exercising.

Following any specific plan: Not Yet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not just trying to "Look" better. I want to be the healthiest person I can be so I can enjoy being with my children. I also want to be able to ride the roller coaster at the amusement park without being embarrassed because the bar doesn't come down far enough!

Anything else you would like to share with us: My boys both have special needs and I want to be able to "Be there" for them for as long as possible!

PurpleT
01-17-2011, 04:13 PM
First name: Tonya

Geographical location: Seattle

Age: 44 years old

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 4 boys and 1 Girl: 20,16,14,13 and my little girl is 7yrs old

Occupation: Right now I am a homemaker

Pets: Lexi, my little chihuahua


Height: 5ft 2in



Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 17,2011

Starting Weight:180

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: lack of self esteem

Following any specific plan: not yet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am ready to change, get healthy and be active.

I am looking for a weight loss buddy.

shelly64505
01-20-2011, 10:19 AM
First name: Shelly

Geographical location: St. Joseph, MO

Age:42

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages:Chas-20 Zachary-9

Occupation:Operating Room Scrub Nurse

Pets:Manny and Freckles the Mini Doxies, and KiKi the Calico

Hobbies/Interests:Reading, Walking, Watching my boys play ball (baseball and basketball)

Height:5'4

Eye/Hair Color:Blonde/Green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:01/20/11 (this time around)

Starting Weight:185.4

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Sticking with it! I did this program last spring and lost 33 lbs, but have gained 17 back. Summer hit and I fell off the wagon! I am a total "ballpark mom" and when season hit last year I got lazy and went back to the old habit of eating out alot. I also work an hour away so am gone from 5:30am to about 7pm four days a week.

Following any specific plan:Slim 4 Life

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am going to preplan meals for the week and cook as much as I can on my days off.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am excited to find this site and hoping to make some new friends to share this journey with.:)

beepbeep
01-20-2011, 02:05 PM
hi..had surgery a few years ago...gained 15 lbs..stopped smoking this year...gained 15 lbs...:O(

keep trying to get healthier and keep getting fatter...lol
started at 120..all said and done i got to 150...at 138 now, with a broke arm. but i can do this and your post are greatly encouraging...thanks...lisa





First name:lisa

Geographical location: ga, usa

Age:47

Marital Status: div...12 years ago.

Children/Ages:3 boys....31,23,14

Occupation: too many hours sitting/accounting

Pets:dog/doberman hes my running buddy

Hobbies/Interests:hiking, tennis, running, biking

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color:brn

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: sepy 2010

Starting Weight:150

Goal Weight:120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: broke arm

Following any specific plan: approx one lb every 2 weeks..hopefully will be done in a few months...at least close enough for a cute swim suit.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:stopped smoking..its harder

Anything else you would like to share with us: i think you all are GREAT!!! GO GET UM!!!!

Sum38
01-26-2011, 07:27 AM
First name: Kristiina

Geographical location: Lake Orion, MI (From Finland)

Age: 43

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: DD-16; DS-14

Occupation: SAHM

Pets: I dog, 2 fish and 1 mouse

Hobbies/Interests: cooking,outdoors, stocks and volunteering

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: naturally blond; currently a red head

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/1/11

Starting Weight: 165

Goal Weight: 125 ( ideally 117, but we shall see)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: overeating!

Following any specific plan: calorie counting, no gluten, a bit SB, a bit WW; all "real" foods. I am coming up with my own diet/lifestyle plan. Something that works for me.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Realized it is 100% my fault that I became fat. Now I need to take 100% responsibility becoming thin. No tricks, no gimmicks and no more excuses!

Diamond40
01-28-2011, 12:37 PM
First name: Dianna

Geographical location: Nebraska

Age:40

Marital Status: M

Children/Ages: 20/16

Occupation: Mail Center Supervisor

Pets:No

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, crafts, watching my daughter play basketball

Height: 5' 3

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/ blk

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:1*24*2011

Starting Weight: 236

Goal Weight:160-170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Confidence in self

Following any specific plan: Strict diet- HCG

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Want healthier life style

Anything else you would like to share with us: Want to meet positive people who is willing to share the weight loss journey!

Humbugin
01-28-2011, 12:49 PM
First name: Glenda

Geographical location: Alabama

Age: 40 (as of tomorrow)

Marital Status: Process of divorcing

Children/Ages: 4 kids, Ages are 14(B), 13(B), 11(G) and 7(B)

Occupation: Office Administrator

Pets: 1 Chihuahua

Hobbies/Interests: Online gaming, reading, love music and watching movies....trying to make exercise a brand new love...:p

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Monday, January 17, 2011

Starting Weight: 252

Goal Weight: 170-180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Taking the time to plan meals and actually fix them at home instead of doing the drive-thru thing.

Following any specific plan: Just trying to eat more fruits, veggies and lean meats and other proteins.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am very motivated and my sister is being a huge support. Plus turning 40...that's a milestone age and I am tired of being overweight. Not to mention the divorce has really given me the hope of new life and new experiences and more excitement for life period.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I just hope to find friends to walk along this new journey with me.

jewelswa
01-29-2011, 07:31 PM
First name: Julie

Geographical location: West TN

Age:40

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages: 18-19-20-23

Occupation:Outreach worker

Pets: 4 Dogs, 3 Potbelly Pigs, 2 cats and a duck

Hobbies/Interests:Computer, river, reading, home brewing

Height: 5'2

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel, Whatever I feel at the time

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This month

Starting Weight:219.5

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation

Following any specific plan:not yet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I gained weight for 1st time at 31...female issues, had surgery and then never got to getting fit again..

Anything else you would like to share with us:Nah

NCInkSlinger
02-01-2011, 08:00 PM
First name: Melissa

Geographical location: NC

Age: 40 (in March)

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Daughter (20) & Son (18)

Occupation: Newspaper Carrier

Pets: 3 dachshunds, Daisy Mae (2), Snickers (2), & Boy (18)

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, listening to audiobooks, & genealogy

Height: 5' 8"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/1/2011

Starting Weight: 189.2

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My work & sleep schedule, the fact that I very recently quit smoking

Following any specific plan: portion control, making better food choices, keeping a food & exercise log, & actually exercising

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have really never made an effort before

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am hoping to make friends with the same goals, to get & give support to others, and to stay motivated by joining this group.

Yvie9
02-08-2011, 09:11 AM
First name: Yvie

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 49

Marital Status: married

Occupation: writer/editor

Hobbies/Interests: books, films, music, art

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb 7, 2011

Starting Weight: 168

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: staying focused; resisting spur-of-the-moment temptations to go off the rails "just for now" in hopes that I can compensate for it afterwards

Following any specific plan: not really; I'm trying for a balanced 1200 calories per day, and a serious workout four to five times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've come here looking to share the experience with others in hopes it'll help keep me focused on the task at hand!

omai
02-11-2011, 05:54 PM
First name: Omai

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married (but separated)

Children/Ages: 4 (2 boys, 2 girls): b25, g22, b19, g7

Occupation: County employee

Pets: 1 dog, 1 rabbit

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, photography

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Hmmmm... I forget

Starting Weight: 236

Goal Weight: 200, then 175, then 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Diet

Following any specific plan: No

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It's just something I really feel I need to do

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

time2loseit
02-12-2011, 10:31 PM
First name: Kathy

Geographical location: TN

Age:44

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 1 son 23

Occupation: homemaker

Pets: Dogs and Parrots

Hobbies/Interests:

Height: 5' 9"

Eye/Hair Color: lgt brown/ dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: this time Jan 25th 2011

Starting Weight: Too much :D

Goal Weight: Just right :D

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Wanting food I shouldn't eat and exercise

Following any specific plan: Nope Just healthier eating and portion control

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My whole family is trying it together this time.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm going to reach my goal! Just watch me!

45nFluffy
02-13-2011, 08:39 AM
First name: Vicki

Geographical location: New Enland (Connecticut)

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married for 22 years

Children/Ages: 2 Boys, 20 & 16

Occupation: Finance Analyst

Pets: 2 Dogs - border collie and shih tzu

Hobbies/Interests: my dogs, reading

Height: 5'

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes - this month I've chosen "chocolate brown" to cover the grey

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This year I'll be starting today, Feb 13th. (this seems to be an annual event!)

Starting Weight: 158

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: mindlessly eating before i even realizing i just ate 1/2 a bag of chips!

Following any specific plan: The Ideal Protein Protocol

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My health! It has deterioriated over the last 2 years and spiriling out of control.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I was always told that hitting my 40s was going to be great. But for me, it's meant that my weight is spiriling out of control and it's MUCH harder to remove it! any exercise i've done just maintained the fat i had, not removed it. I'm tired of failure and am looking for support here to stick with something!

Ginnyhen66
02-13-2011, 06:25 PM
First name:Virginia

Geographical location:Nova Scotia

Age:44

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages:gilr 18, boy 16

Occupation:sorter in bottle recycling plant

Pets:3 dogs/3 cats

Hobbies/Interests:Zumba,reading,walking,drinking wine with my girls and enjoying life

Height:5'4"

Eye/Hair Color:blue eyes/med brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:February 1st

Starting Weight:263

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying away from sweets

Following any specific plan:Currently trying the vegan lifestyle

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:

TheMeIwant2be
02-14-2011, 01:23 AM
First name: Melody

Geographical location: The Midwest

Age: 45

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: small business owner

Pets: 2 dogs and a cat

Hobbies/Interests: sewing, hiking, making things, cooking, fashion,

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: the eighties and February 1, 2011

Starting Weight: 210

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I can be lazy and I can be too afraid of being judged to go to the gym sometimes. I'm a foodie. I have trouble sticking to anything.

Following any specific plan: I've been trying to follow the macrobiotic plan which works wonders on my blood sugar.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I'm being honest with myself and I can pretty much get what I need to do this. I have no credible excuses.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I used to be bulimic when I was in my twenties. I've never had a healthy relationship with food or with my body. I am working hard on trying to recognize these issues and respond positively. I want to eat healthy and not like a 13 year old whose parents are on vacation. It's time for me to grow up.

MissiBme
02-19-2011, 01:44 PM
First name: Missi

Geographical location: Central Texas

Age:41

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: John-24, Spencer-21

Occupation: Market Manager

Pets: Ollie, spoiled rotten puppy dog

Hobbies/Interests: Volunteering, reading, weekend road trips, people watching

Height: 5'2

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, Brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb, 2011 (Second start)

Starting Weight: 267

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Giving in to something sweet...

Following any specific plan: Atkins

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am finally unhappy enough with my weight that a change is inevitable...

Anything else you would like to share with us:

bubbs
02-24-2011, 01:58 PM
First name: Cheryl

Geographical location: chicagoland

Age: 44

Marital Status: divorced

Children/Ages: 1 son 24

Occupation: Department Manager

Pets: None currently

Hobbies/Interests: fishing, boating, being outdoors

Height: 5.7

Eye/Hair Color: brown/dark blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/2/11

Starting Weight: 225

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: potato chips and beer

Following any specific plan: Slow Carb with supplements

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I hit rock bottom with my depression and remembering who i used to be. I'm done being fat and unhealthy. My doctor just put me on Cholesterol meds to go with my blood pressure and reflux meds. I want to get off ALL THE MEDS!

Anything else you would like to share with us: yes, i've been up down my entire life, this is the first time i have reached out to a group for support. This has to be the time that changes my life. Has to be.

imlosingit4me
02-26-2011, 05:33 PM
First name: Jodi

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 43

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 boys...26 & 24

Occupation: Design Consultant

Pets: 3 dachshunds...Maggie, Ryder, Riggins

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Gardening

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Grey/Brunette

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 11/26/10

Starting Weight: 277

Goal Weight: under 200

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Carbs

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers (also watch carbs)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
The doctor told me my cholesterol was high, hyperthyroidism, & POCS

Anything else you would like to share with us: ((((((hugs))))))

SusanAllgood
03-16-2011, 01:51 PM
First name:Susan

Geographical location:Illinois

Age:47

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:Eddie 26, Nick 20, Danny 18

Occupation:Sales Rep

Pets:3 Dogs

Hobbies/Interests:Birds, and dieting

Height:5'4

Eye/Hair Color:Blonde/Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:3/13/11

Starting Weight:235

Goal Weight:140 or so

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Emotional/Husband Eating

Following any specific plan:Low Carb

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm motivated to see a new me!

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Izzadawn
03-17-2011, 11:03 AM
First name: Dawn

Geographical location: Newfoundland, Canada

Age: 44

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 25

Occupation: Sales / Customer service rep

Pets: 3 Dogs, Izza, Male, Lab/Golden Cross, Peg, female Pure bred Golden, & Cali, Female Pure Bred British Bull Dog

Hobbies/Interests: Not sure I have any right now...Just working on me!!

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Green / Dark Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 23, 2011 (On going Always the chubby kid)

Starting Weight: 210

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binges

Following any specific plan: calorie Log, and Add Excersize

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: 3 FC Support and being kinder to myself.

Anything else you would like to share with us: 3 years ago in May I lost my step mom to cancer, I quit smoking cold turkey, and in the process lost a bit of myself. this is not only a journey to a smaller me, it's a quest to find me.

csrich
03-18-2011, 08:13 PM
Being 40-something is spectacular! If you get a chance, introduce yourself to current and new members by filing out the bio below. Copy the below to a new reply and fill in as desired :)

(copied from 100 club, thanks!)

First name: Chris

Geographical location: Port Charlotte FL

Age: 48

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: 1 22 yr old step daughter

Occupation: Mental Health

Pets: 6 rescue cats

Hobbies/Interests:

Height: 6' 1"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown of what is left hehe

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/13/11

Starting Weight: 301

Goal Weight: 225

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: fitting in to smaller clothes

Following any specific plan: low carb

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: am getting married in november.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

thaimon
03-20-2011, 11:04 AM
First name: Monica

Geographical location: Thailand

Age: 40

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: almost 17, 14, 11

Occupation: missionary

Pets: 2 dogs - wăan and s'mores

Hobbies/Interests: knitting, reading

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: green hazel/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 28 February 2011

Starting Weight: 220

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: lack of support from husband.

Following any specific plan: crossfit for excercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i'm focused on not only my goal, but the rest of my life.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

MysticBliss
03-27-2011, 12:57 PM
First name: Melissa

Geographical location: New Hampshire

Age: Will be 40 in 2 months

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 10 (soon to be 11) and 12 (soon to be 13)

Occupation: Full time student, graduating in 2 months

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Gardening, anything outdoors, spending
time with my family

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 2009, but in reality
it's been a perpetual, lifetime
journey

Starting Weight: 292

Goal Weight: 185 but subject to change

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My own self-sabotage

Following any specific plan: Off and on Weight Watchers Points Plus

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

I'm more focused on health and wellness as opposed how I look and how others see me. It's about me this time around.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Even though I come and go on this forum, I am very grateful to have this place.

apassionato di vino
04-26-2011, 07:40 AM
First name: Lynn

Geographical location: Naples, Italy

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Daughter - 15, Daughter - 13, Son - 9

Occupation: Explorer

Pets: German Shepherd Dog, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Tango, for short

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, traveling

Height: 5'5''

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/25/11

Starting Weight: 199.6

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Giving up wine, cheese, and bread

Following any specific plan: No plan, just trying to cut calories and white carbs

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my first experience. I don't love it.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

wabrouq
04-26-2011, 02:36 PM
First name: Wendy

Geographical location: Madison, WI

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 3 children ages 7, 9, and 18

Occupation: IT Project/Portfolio Manager

Pets: Dog, Buddy

Hobbies/Interests: Photography

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/dark blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 9, 2011

Starting Weight: 212

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: adding exercise!!

Following any specific plan: Atkins

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I joined a support group!!! :-)

zwalking1
05-05-2011, 02:06 AM
First name: Linda

Geographical location: Australia

Age:45

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages: 2 girls aged 17 an 15, one boy aged 10

Occupation: nothing at the moment:(

Pets: one dog, 2 cats and a goat

Hobbies/Interests:love lifting weights, cardio, walking,computer,stationary bike, the beach

Height: 5"6 (168cm)

Eye/Hair Color: blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 2010

Starting Weight:152 pounds

Goal Weight:132 pounds

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:binge eating

Following any specific plan:my own.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am exercising a whole lot more. I am smaller than I have been ever.

Anything else you would like to share with us:Would love support to completely and finally stop binge eating.

BeRunnerNow
05-07-2011, 09:30 PM
First name: Deb

Geographical location: Harrisburg, PA

Age: 47

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Son, 20 years old

Occupation: Software Engineer (aka computer geek)

Pets: 6 cats

Hobbies/Interests: reading, running, quilting

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 2009

Starting Weight: 188

Goal Weight: 138

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being consistent with my efforts

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers at work & through eTools

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Loving the new WW Points Plus; after suffering various injuries in the past 12 years, I am able to return to running which I enjoy

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nothing comes to mind. :)

Toaste
05-16-2011, 01:56 PM
First name: Connie

Geographical location: Hills of Arkansas

Age: 46

Marital Status: Married for the 2nd time & the last

Children/Ages: Boy/25; Boy/23; Girl/21

Occupation: Insurance

Pets: Brussel Griffon - rotten dog but we love her

Hobbies/Interests: Walking (this is new); Reading; Volunteering

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown / Good Question - at the moment blonde/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2nd 2011

Starting Weight: 241.4 lbs

Goal Weight: 135 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating out... we do this a lot. Initially it was really hard but it is getting easier.

Following any specific plan: working with Achieve Weight Loss - but mainly just trying to make healthier food choices. Plus I'm actually exercising!! Yea!!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My committment and motivation

Anything else you would like to share with us: I did my first 5K 2 weeks ago. Grant you I just walked it but I finished in less than an hour and that was my goal. Pretty proud of myself considering this was my first time to walk that distance.

wanderlust16
05-23-2011, 08:05 PM
First name: Julie

Geographical location: Tennessee

Age: 48

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 boys 18 & 7, 1 girl 17

Occupation: Just graduated nursing school and work as an ER nurse at a level 1 Trauma Center

Pets: 1 dog named Murphy

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Gardening, Reading

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Tomorrow! 05/24/11

Starting Weight: 170

Goal Weight: under 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binge eating! and getting below 160 lbs

Following any specific plan: Just trying to find something that will work. Something that i won't quit after 2 days becuase I want to eat everything in sight!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
just saw myself in pictures from my sons high school graduation and don't want to look like that for my daughter's next year

:cheer3::wave:

tyme2move
05-29-2011, 05:23 PM
First name: Debbie

Geographical location: Idaho

Age: 48

Marital Status: Married 8 years

Children/Ages: 3 sons 21/26/27

Occupation: 911 Dispatcher

Pets: Bruno- MinPin

Hobbies/Interests: Travel, baking/cooking, shopping

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown-green/ Brunette

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 29, 2011

Starting Weight: 213

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting active, cravings for comfort food

Following any specific plan: Low fat/ Low calorie

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: More physical ailments. Older! HA!:D

Naysteve
05-31-2011, 09:51 AM
First name: Nadine

Geographical location: VA

Age: 45

Marital Status: 25 yrs. to the boy next door!

Children/Ages: 22 yrs. girl/ 16 yr. boy

Occupation: yoga instructor

Pets: cat

Hobbies/Interests: biking, power walking, yoga, gardening, hiking

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: blue/blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 31st, 2011

Starting Weight: 180

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I was diagnosed with hypothyroid and struggling with weight gain. I am an emotional eater that turns to carbs.

Following any specific plan: Ideal Protien Diet

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: I think that this will be good for have friends that are going through the same struggles that I am.

chrily
06-05-2011, 07:50 PM
First name: Christina

Geographical location: MT

Age: 40 (a new frontier for me)

Marital Status: married for 12 years

Children/Ages:3 daughters: 17, 12 and 8.

Occupation: Scentsy wickless candle consultant, Avon Representative, and store clerk

Pets: OMGosh...too many! 2 dogs and 4 cats

Hobbies/Interests: walking, reading, sewing, and online gaming

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 6th, 2011 (major restart!!!)

Starting Weight: 247

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have rhuematoid arthritis and plantar fasciatis (?) and not much of a support team.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am actually getting very worried and scared about my health especially hitting 40!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have been a member of 3 fat chicks since 2004 off and on. When I had a good supportive group on here and a plan, I was really successful and actually hit Onederland! We challenged each other and shared tips and tricks and I did great. As you can see though, I desperately need some weight loss companionship and to get back on track IMMEDIATELY!!!

CameraShy
06-07-2011, 02:23 PM
First name: Jami

Geographical location: Southeast Michigan

Age: 40

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Son - 6, Daughter - 3

Occupation: Stay at home mom

Pets: None living with me (2 dogs living at my mom's house - lab chow mix)

Hobbies/Interests: Animals, TV, reading (before I had kids)

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: Green / Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 4, 2011

Starting Weight: 295

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Changing my lifestyle around those who are not.

Following any specific plan: Sadkhin Complex

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to be able to do things with my kids. I have to loose weight so I can be a part of their lives and they have good memories of me.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I swear that I am addicted to fast food. Up until Saturday, I ate it almost every day for a few years. Back in 2003, I followed the Adkin's diet and I lost 90 lbs. Then I got pregnant. I gained it all back and then some over the course of 8 years. I have now just gotten to the point of being uncomfortable with my weight and need to get it off.

CheerMomOf3
06-08-2011, 10:38 PM
First name: Cerese

Geographical location: New Jersey

Age:40

Marital Status: Married (happily)

Children/Ages: Dylan - 18, Angelique - 17, Logan - 14

Occupation: Research Assistant

Pets: cat - "Wiggles"

Hobbies/Interests: Cheerleading

Height: 5' 0"

Eye/Hair Color: Green / Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today

Starting Weight: 207.6

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: time management when it relates to cooking, exercising, etc.

Following any specific plan: trying WW new points plus.. had success with WW in the past.. seems to be something that works for me

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: im not sure yet.. i turned 40 this year and realize that my life is 1/2 over and i dont want to waste any more summers NOT enjoying myself because i dont like the way i look in shorts or a bathing suit..

Anything else you would like to share with us: not yet.. just beginning...