WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I start to lose weight and its like I am afraid to lose too much so I sabotage myself!
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am determined to overcome my insecurities and become the thin person I know is in there.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am a smart inteligent woman who can do many things when I put my mind to it. My mother taught me there is always a way you just have to find it.
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Getting back on the horse is harder than falling off!!!
BIRTHDAY: Sometime in August - my husband doens't know it either
MARITAL STATUS: Married - chose an older man - chose to be a "princess"
FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): DINKS with dogs
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: My adorable dogs, beginner gardener, reading (everything, literally), my ongoing continued medical education, cooking, shopping, classic european cars.
PETS: One spoiled boy dog and a goofy girl dog
ATKINS START DATE: today, but it's one of several attempts
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Has worked well for me, just got to get more stick-to-it-ness.
TOP WEIGHT: 235
CURRENT WEIGHT: 233.5
GOAL WEIGHT: 125 (doesn't that sound tiny!)
HEIGHT: 5ft 3inches
EYE COLOR: blue
HAIR COLOR: red/brown
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: arkansas
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: time constraints - and lack of energy
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: As I'm getting older my joints are falling apart - it's time to change or give in to the painkiller future and diabetic future.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Have a sharp and often morbid sense of humor - am more of a dark person - not negative, just not a sunshine and rainbows girl. I'm into being tough, strong, and sexy. I admire tough fit women and movie characters.
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Nothing is perfect for everybody, otherwise we'd all be clones. I just believe you can't give up without trying your hardest, and again, and again, and again. We're all works in progress.
I got this idea from another board (thank you!) and thought it would be cool for us to get to know each other a little better.
Everyone just copy and paste the following into a reply:
DATE: October 23, 2006
USERNAME/REAL NAME: lrgnlvly/Jo
MARITAL STATUS: married
FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): married for 14 yrs with 3 daughters (18, 10 and 8)
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Literati, Scrabble, Sudoku and board games with hubby and daughters
ATKINS START DATE: Started again today 10/23/2006
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It was the only thing that worked for me in the past. And I am a big meat eater.
TOP WEIGHT: 264
CURRENT WEIGHT: 263
GOAL WEIGHT: 140
EYE COLOR: brown
HAIR COLOR: brown
OCCUPATION: Professional Student
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Washington State
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: My health is my biggest motivator. As I continue to get older I am having more and more health problems, osteo-arthritis in my kness, and now lower back pain.
__________________ The weight loss journey of a 124 lbs begins with 1 lb lost.
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Well, I tried it a couple of years ago and i lost 65 pounds. I didn't go on with OWL phase, and went back to my regular unhealthy eating habits. Luckily, I've only gained back 20 pounds of it because I started biking as much as i can, along with hiking on the trails around here. This time, I want to get to my goal weight, and follow all of the phases of Atkins. I want to do this the right way this time. I chose atkins because I do feel better when i cut down on the bad carbs, and I've had good results with it in the past.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: choosing the right foods to eat and getting in enough exercise
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: this time i'm not going to make excuses and sabotage myself
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?That's about it! I'm just ready to loose this weight
FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): Married for 10 - together 16 years. To my detriment, Hub is a chubby lover. Two daughters: 20 & 9 (yeah, I know - strange breeding cycle!
PETS: Aged Mini-Schnauzer Gretel/shopping for a puppy for 9 yr olds Xmas
ATKINS START DATE: This time: 11/18 -
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I know from past experience that this way of eating/life WORKS and I feel great while doing it. Not getting any younger, but seem to be getting waaaaay heavier on anything else!
TOP WEIGHT: 247
CURRENT WEIGHT: 239
GOAL WEIGHT: 140 or lower
EYE COLOR: Green
HAIR COLOR: Soon to be "Light Auburn" - I'm dyeing it tonight!
OCCUPATION: Union Official/Blue Collar
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Midwest
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Overeating/Emotional Eating/Hormonal Eating/No Longer Producing Hormone Eating/Portions
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I had an epiphany
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I LOVE beer.
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I've tried a lot of "diets" - low carb lifestyle is the only way I have not felt deprived and also was successful.
1st ETA January 07: searched thru here for my former measurements - gonna post them in here this time:
Well since I have just jumped in, I guess I had better introduce myself
USERNAME/REAL NAME: nonamortica/Nona
BIRTHDAY: May 20th
MARITAL STATUS: Widowed
FAMILY INFO: Have two grown boys, 26 and 22, who are my pride and joy.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Main one is Middle Eastern Dance, but also enjoy needlework. Have recently attempted to teach myself to speak Cherokee, but it's difficult when you have no one to speak it to. I figure it's good exercize for the old brain cells, though.
PETS: My cat Pandora aka Pandy Cat aka The Brat
ATKINS START DATE: originally Jan of 1996, recently, Jan of this year.
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: Was hypoglycemic as a child, did not eat bread for two years, so it was kind of second nature in some ways and I knew it worked.
TOP WEIGHT: 196
CURRENT WEIGHT: 168
GOAL WEIGHT: 140 (may lower that to 135 if it appears to be appropriate later)
EYE COLOR: brown
HAIR COLOR: from the bottle dark red, I am letting it grow out, so it will be dark dark almost black brown and some grey.
OCCUPATION: Registered nurse, Life Coach
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Virginia
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: waiting out the plateaus without getting frustrated and just blowing it. Also some chronic health problems that seem to act up.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Hopefully that I am opening up to some support here instead of going it on my own.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I dance with P.U.R.E. DC.
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE One's perspective can change everything.
FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): I have a beautiful 2-yr old daughter whose name is Morganna (Anna for short). My husband is wonderful, even if I think he is a bit ******ed at times.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: MMORPGs, the internet, sleeping (lord knows I don't get enough!), music, and tattoos
PETS: 1 cat, Sam
ATKINS START DATE: 1/6/07
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: It worked for me before in 2003. I lost 38 pounds, and then I got pregnant. So of course, I gained it all back and then some. I am a carb-addict if there ever was one. This really works for me.
TOP WEIGHT: 258
CURRENT WEIGHT: 222
GOAL WEIGHT: 159
EYE COLOR: blue
HAIR COLOR: right now it is auburn, but I'm naturally blonde
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: North Carolina
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Cheating on a diet
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am very determined to look good in that dress for my sister's wedding this summer.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?: I love medieval stuff...anything about it.
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: Low-carb works if you stick to it!
All-time highest weight: 258 lbs ('04)
Started WW in '05 at 242 lbs (quit WW in '06)
Started back losing weight with plain ol' diet and exercise at 221 lbs (March 27, '07)
Today is my first day posting at 3fatchicks...and it looks like a great place!
Here's a little about me!
USERNAME: Kayakgirlygirl AKA Shelly
MARITAL STATUS: Married
FAMILY INFO (anything you care to share about your family, children, hubby, etc.): 2 GREAT teenage kids (boy 19, girl 17 yrs old), a furkid (humm, about 6 yrs old) and my hubby!
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I LOVE outdoor activities, my latest fav is kayaking...but I love hiking and traveling!
PETS: 1 cat
ATKINS START DATE: April 2003
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE ATKINS: I love the ability to control my cravings, it's the best!
TOP WEIGHT: 275ish...I'm not sure exactly, but I know what I weighed in certain pictures and I have pictures where I'm heavier..make sense?
CURRENT WEIGHT: 249
GOAL WEIGHT: 165 to 175
EYE COLOR: Bloue
HAIR COLOR: Reddish brown with blonde highlights
OCCUPATION: Project Manager
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Washington (state)
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Not paying attention and getting sloppy with my menu and what I "tell" myself I can have.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I've learned every time from myself everytime I've fallen/gained/stalled...so I have a lot of experience now I guess the difference this time is my attitude and I hope dedication to make this a way of life!
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I love to joke and love to laugh!
WHAT EXPERIENCES CAN YOU SHARE: I think the biggest thing experience I've had with low carb eating and Atkins would be this: plan your meals, "just one bite" is the kiss of death, be prepared for normal days and have an emergency goodie bag with legal foods!