Children/ages: Chaz 8, Dylan 6, Julianne 4, Robert 3, Matthew and Nicholas 2 months.
Hobbies/interest: Reading, spending time with my children, anything outdoors, learning about scrapbooking so I can start doing that, talking with people.
Top weight: 224
Current weight: 198
Weight goal: 120
Height 4' 11"
Eye color: Blue/green
Hair color: Light brown
Geographic location: MI
What is your biggest problem in weight loss: not being able to stick to diets, get lazy on exercise, fast food.
What is different this time that will make you successful: I made it under 200 lbs whci h is something I haven't been able to do. Also the fact that i lost 30 lbs is something else I was never able to do. After those 2 things I know I can make it to my goal weight!
Anything else you would like people to know about you: I'm a very outgoing person. I really like to be around people. I love spending time with my children and they are a big focus point for me right now on my weight loss so I can be able to do so much more things with them.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: cross country running, spring track, dance, future teachers of america
PETS: Bailey, golden retriever 2 yrs old
TOP WEIGHT: 190
CURRENT WEIGHT: 186
GOAL WEIGHT: 135
EYE COLOR: Blue
HAIR COLOR: Brunette
OCCUPATION: high school student
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: New Jersey
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:
Staying on the diet, excersiing with busy life, bingeing
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
Im not sure if this time will be different but being overweight and a frehsman in highschool is really not fun
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
no but if thye would like to they could ask
__________________ "I am allergic to sweets...I break out in fat"
MARITAL STATUS: Single and not exactly liking it. Oh well.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Video editing, web design, video games, computers, alternative/punk rock music, Japanese, cooking, health foods
PETS: One dog, Maggie, and one adorable lil' dwarf hamster, Ashley. I saved Ashley after he suffered a bad bite from another hamster in his cage at the pet store. If I hadn't brought him home, he probably would've died.
TOP WEIGHT: 200
CURRENT WEIGHT: 170
GOAL WEIGHT: 140, or lower if I feel it is healthful and doesn't look gross on my larger frame.
EYE COLOR: Ugly blue-green.
HAIR COLOR: Blonde
OCCUPATION: High School student, and I work at McDonald's (GASP! I don't eat there) but I haven't worked in a couple months now thanks to my depression.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Waseca, Minnesota
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Overcoming comfort eating. When I felt bad, I ate ice cream and breakfast cereals like you wouldn't believe. I still have a few slip ups here and there, like mass consumptions of Raisin Nut Bran, but I've been doing well otherwise.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I found a diet I'm comfortable with (Bread for Life) and enjoy!
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'll be attending the University of Minnesota this fall, so if anyone else out there is going there or will be starting next year, let me know! It'd be fun to hook up and work out together.
Oh yeah, despite my depression and anxiety issues, I'm a pageant girl. I've competed in two Miss America local pageants in the past year and part of my drive to lose weight is so I can look better during the swimsuit competition for next August's pageant. The last pageant I was in, I was probably the largest girl there at a size 10 dress and 160 lbs. Eeep. It's a lot of fun, though, and the scholarships make it worth it!!
On top of all that crap, I was an exchange student to Japan from March through December of 2004. While I was there I lost 30 lbs. When I returned home I felt great and my friends were all shocked at how different I looked! I left the US at around 188 lbs and returned home at 160. Then I gained probably 20 lbs in the past year, 10 of which was gained during the month of January when I spent basically every day lying in bed. Ouchies.
That was probably more info than was neccessary. Oh well. <3 you all!!
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: PCOS adn Depression. I am an emotional eater.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have begun a fitness program and I want this so badly. I know I just have to put my stresses to the side and find a different way to handle them.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? In a custody battle for my son at this time. Had to leave school because of BP ll and depression. I also suffer from ADD, PTSD, Anxiety and Panic Disorder.
With counseling and meds I think that I can move forward with my weight loss. I am obsessed with it! I have been given pills to help me lose, but they just make me gain instead. Hopefully WW will help me learn a healthier way of life.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Binging, low seratonin/norepinephrin
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: New meds including appetite depressent
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I was watching the Dr. Phil show the other day about eating disorders and he said, you love your daughter, is this how you would treat your daughters mother? You need to start treating your daughters mother better. That really made me think. It really isn't just me. I'm my kids mom and would I let MY kids mom be so overweight? no way!! My kids need the best I can give them, including the best (more healthy) Mom.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: dealing w/ stress eating, other 'self medicating' type food issues. and my depression, which saps my energy
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Viper is facing a deployment to Iraq in the next two years. He needs to get in shape for that, and I need to get in shape so I can handle the house, kids, and working while he's gone.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Occasionally over opinionated, working on losing weight and relactating at the same time. And I'm using my candle making to replace time I previously spent eating through my troubles.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: exercising
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Just by cutting out junk food, sugar and switching to diet soda, I've lost over 60 pounds. This makes it real. My clothes are also fitting better and people are noticing.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I talk ALOT!
I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way!
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Binging
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have confidence.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I am just looking for someone or some board that can help me throught this. I have tried this site before but have always lingered away for different reasons. This time I have confidence that It can work.
I am new so this is a good way to introduce myself!
USERNAME/REAL NAME: PicklesPotter/Abby
MARITAL STATUS: Married
SPOUSE’S NAME: Alberto
CHILDREN/AGES: 2 boy and girl Boy--9 months, girl 9 years
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: hiking, walking reading and watching too much TV
PETS: Dog named Gilmore
TOP WEIGHT: 180
CURRENT WEIGHT: 168
GOAL WEIGHT: 115
EYE COLOR: hazel
HAIR COLOR: blonde
OCCUPATION: Program Administrator (higher education)
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Colorado
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: my obsession with food
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: it is just time!
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? pickles are my favorite food!
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Prayer: Father, I thank you that you are giving me the courage and the insight to change. Help me to weed the garden of my heart, to get rid of the habits and patterns that are holding me back. Lead me to "alternative" activities in times of temptation. Thank you, Lord, that there is always a "way of escape" from these times. Help me, Father, to find it and take it. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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