USERNAME/REAL NAME: merrie
MARITAL STATUS: single, living with my boyfriend Don
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, watching TV, singing
PETS: 1 cat, 1 dog
TOP WEIGHT: 290
CURRENT WEIGHT: 250
GOAL WEIGHT: 150
EYE COLOR: blue
HAIR COLOR: dark auburn (and gray, unfortunately!)
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Albuquerque, New Mexico
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Being patient with myself and not beating myself up when I eat too much of something or something unhealthy
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: This time I don't hate myself for being fat and most of the time I'm not embarassed by my weight, I'm able to accept it as simply where I am right now
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I've suffered from major depression for at least 35 years and I am bipolar II; taking zoloft and lamictal; family history of bipolar I disease and major depression; recently diagnosed as prediabetic
SPOUSE’S NAME: Charlie (partner...not spouse. Yet )
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Eating!!! It's a major issue. Reading, traveling, spending time with friends and family...
PETS: 2 cats
TOP WEIGHT: 304 pounds
CURRENT WEIGHT: 268 pounds
GOAL WEIGHT: 160 pounds
EYE COLOR: Green
HAIR COLOR: Naturally dark brown. Currently caramel.
OCCUPATION: Administrative Assistant to an orthopaedic surgeon.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Just outside of Boston
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Yoyo-ing and emotional eating
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am doing this for ME. Not to snag a guy, not to fit some sort of impossible cultural standard. I don't want to wind up with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes (all run rampant in my family). Also I've recently had bilateral knee surgeries and was told that I'll eventually need bilateral knee replacements. I want to postpone that horror for as long as I want and I know dropping all of this weight will help that goal.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I suffer from chronic moderate depression and anxiety. I see a psychiatry nurse practitioner for this. I'm currently on a protein sparing modified fast and have lost some of my pep since I began but am also ecstatic about my success.
USERNAME/REAL NAME: LadyJez / Angela (Yeah, I know, there is no similarity. It's an offshoot off a name in a book I read many many years ago.)
BIRTHDAY: July 2, 1970
MARITAL STATUS: Single, Never Married
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Crocheting, knitting, sewing (really any craft), reading, cooking, eating (hehe), computers, and more...
PETS: 2 Dogs; Saidy (mutt) and Mac (Rat Terrier)
TOP WEIGHT: 300
CURRENT WEIGHT: 297
GOAL WEIGHT: Ultimate: 140
EYE COLOR: Hazel
HAIR COLOR: Reddish Brown with "Natural Platinum" highlights
OCCUPATION: Technical Writer
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: North of Dallas, Texas
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: My meds.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: More will power. Support of friends. I need to do this for my health, and for me.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm quiet. I tend to ask a lot of questions. I'm also severely depressed and have put on over 50 lbs. thanks to all the medications (and self-medicating with food) that I have done over the last couple of years.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I used to be a professional muralist & faux finisher, now I paint only for fun. I enjoy learning how to use new software for digital painting and creating websites. I enjoy studying with Finis Dake & Chuck Missler about the Bible, researching the paranormal and helping people who have preternatural issues with our paranormal group.
PETS: found an abandoned black & white cat and named her Pudding.
EYE COLOR: sometimes gray, or blue, or hazel
HAIR COLOR:black to brown
OCCUPATION:webmistress/painter/housewife, er uh I mean DOMESTIC ENGINEER LOL
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:Marin county, California
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:Keeping it off, graveyard schedule helped me gain 50 lbs!
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Having online community support to motivate me. I've always dieted alone, this will be the first time I've joined a community.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I love to rethink fast food recipes into healthy meals. Finding new ways to make my "diet" tasty so I don't feel like I'm doing without, cut back on binging.
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MARITAL STATUS: Single, but in a great committed relationship - as married as you can be!
SPOUSE’S NAME: Rob
CHILDREN/AGES: None - unless you count the dogs
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Scrapbooking, card making/paper crafts in general
PETS: Two Jack Russell terriers, a St Bernard, a Newfoundland/Lab mix, two St Bernard/Newfoundland/Lab mix puppies, and a Dashchand.
TOP WEIGHT: 260
CURRENT WEIGHT: 260
GOAL WEIGHT: 145
EYE COLOR: Hazel - blech!
HAIR COLOR: Brown with some red highlights compliments of L'oreal
OCCUPATION: Mortgage Loan Underwriter
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Springboro, OH (between Dayton and Cininnati)
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Getting started, staying motivated/interested. Portion control, portion control, portion control! Ice cream. Lack of exercise. Just about everything that contributes to remaining overweight.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I just want it more.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm always searching for answers. I've been in therapy and treated for depression for three years after thereatening suicide and being hospitalized for awhile. I seem to know WHAT needs to be done to "fix" my life, I just don't know why I can't just DO it. That is the answer to life...
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Audio Books, The Beatles, playing on the computer, my pups
PETS: 2 Dogs; Bullet & Mags - Chihuahuas
TOP WEIGHT: 265
CURRENT WEIGHT: 245
GOAL WEIGHT: Ultimate: 160
EYE COLOR: Brown
HAIR COLOR: Dyed Brown (underneath gray )
OCCUPATION: Office Manager
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Northern Virginia
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I am a foodaholic and have never completed any program with maintenance.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Highly motivated. My coaches and this web site.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I began my first diet in 1968 and have yo yo'd since then. I hope I can achieve long term success. My depression has made it challenging.
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TOP WEIGHT: Pregnant 200+ pounds (I didn't want to know anymore and stopped looking at the scale!) Non-pregnant: 178. Starting over at 145
CURRENT WEIGHT: 140 (according to the scale this morning- "official" weigh ins are on Friday)
GOAL WEIGHT: 115? I will probably stop before then, but I figured if I am going to dream- dream big!
EYE COLOR: brown
HAIR COLOR: brown
OCCUPATION: gym manager
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: MS
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: emotional eating when I am stressed or angry (mirrored by barely eating when I am depressed) and lack of motivation to work out lately!
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have lost weight successfully in the past and had confidence in the way I looked. I know I can get back there ("there" was 125 lbs, 2 years ago)
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
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