WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I had a weight gain from taking Lithium...this is a recent gain...never been heavy before. I don't seem to have the motivation to excercise. I no longer take Lithium.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am not sure. I think I am more patient with myself than ever before. This might prove helpful in achieving this goal...as I know weight loss dosen't happen overnight. I wish it did!!! It sure seems to come ON overnight!!
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Sure....I am really looking for weight loss support. I am not extremley overweight and my health is not at risk, but I feel badly about myself and really need some encouragement. And maybe just a hug. Maybe someone out there to tell me I CAN do it. My life has been very difficult the last couple of years and I want to come out of this the winner. I need help!!!
CHILDREN/AGES: Stepsons 23 & 22(my husband started early)
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: snowmobiling, hiking (when I'm in shape it's fun), design/decorating
PETS: 13 yo dog Sky aka tubby
TOP WEIGHT: 250
CURRENT WEIGHT: 247
GOAL WEIGHT: 150
EYE COLOR: blue
HAIR COLOR: brown w/ a few grays
OCCUPATION: survey/CAD tech
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Big Sky country - Montana
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: portion size; emotional eating; grazing if I've had a drink
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Knowing that I graze if I have a drink; knowing I feek better when I exercise; knowing if I don't get the weight off I am going to have some major health problems down the line
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I need all the support and encouragement I can get
PETS: four adorable cats- Melvin-12yrs, Maggie 2yrs, Groucho- 1yr and Missy-9mos
TOP WEIGHT: ~400
CURRENT WEIGHT: 225
GOAL WEIGHT: 170
EYE COLOR: blue
HAIR COLOR: brown
OCCUPATION: Avon rep and housewife
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Missouri
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I had a gastric bypass in Jan '01 lost 70 pounds and then my first husband died of a heart attack. I began drinking alot and stopped losing weight. I got myself together after a few months and have now lost almost 200 pounds. I began to gain back some the past few months after quiting work and staying home. Too much munching time on my hands.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am joining WW to get some structure and accountability back. I spend too much time at home alone and need to meet with people who are struggling too.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Think I said about all there is to say
In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. Psalm 94:19
SPOUSE’S NAME: Jack - my high school sweetheart (28 years)
CHILDREN/AGES: Jordan is 25, married, and in graduate school; Taffy is 22, still in college; Bryan is 19 and in the army; Lindsay is 16 and a junior; Charlie is 15, a freshman, and has pretty serious learning disabilities; Ben is 10, 5th grade, and also has a depression problem. Together they are the most fun you can imagine - what a lively crowd.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Quilting, reading. Homeschooled for 16 years (older kids went straight to college from homeschool), took three years off but we're homeschooling again because the move in November didn't go smoothly for our two youngest kids. Lindsay goes to high school.
PETS: Maisie, Mistral, and Joey - cats with attitude
TOP WEIGHT: 240
CURRENT WEIGHT: 228
GOAL WEIGHT: 172 ?
EYE COLOR: blue/grey
HAIR COLOR: light brown with highlights. Got my first grey hair at 47 and immediately covered it up
OCCUPATION: health unit coordinator but currently looking for part time employment after relocating with husband's job.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Pacific Northwest - north of Seattle, blessedly close to salt water and mountains.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Staying on the diet, exercising when I'd rather read a book, whenever I get below 200 I start eating compulsively so I'm thinking maybe I'm afraid (?) to be below 200
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I don't think anything is different. I know all of the games I play with myself to sabotage my diet and I let it happen because I'd RATHER eat potato chips than salad. But if I'm always planning to go on a diet or failing at one, at least I feel like I'm trying. I just read this and realized that I'm giving up.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Hmmm. I love the Lord - very imperfectly, I'm afraid. I got my first speeding ticket last weekend. My husband is a park ranger so we always live in very beautiful places, but we've never bought a house. I tend to spend compulsively when I diet or when I'm depressed. My best friend is moving across the country and that makes me sad.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Bingeing has been by far the hardest thing from me to over come.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Have been working up to being able to do this. Slowly getting control. Learning how to deal with what going on in my life has help me so much. I am in the place in my head to try again and I know this time will be different I can feel it.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? My diagnoses are Dissociative Identity Disorder and ptsd. I am a self-harmer and Compulsive Overeating. But in 7 mouths I have only hurt myself twice. Have been learning for over a year now to deal and handle them. Everyday is better.
DATE: Thursday March 4 2004
USERNAME/REAL NAME: Mom23/Susan
AGE: 40 (yes, reality has set in
MARITAL STATUS: Married
SPOUSE’S NAME: Joe
CHILDREN/AGES: DD16 (just got her "adult" license yesterday), DD 6yrs and DS 2 later this month
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, cooking, and saving money
PETS: 2 large dogs
TOP WEIGHT: 287
CURRENT WEIGHT: 185
GOAL WEIGHT: 150 or less (been there about 10 yrs ago)
EYE COLOR: green
HAIR COLOR: Natural-ugly brown with lots of grey/ Now- reddish brown but needs to be taken care of
OCCUPATION: Administrative Assistant for our public library
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: North Central Florida
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:
Snacking at work, chips, bread, pasta, etc.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
Knowing that I'm not getting any younger, health problems, self esteem.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Husband is diabetic, but is in denial. He refuses to get with the program, although he is not over weight, does not eat healthy even though I'm trying to get him to understand. I also go through periods of depression (like now) when I'm stressed. Thankfully, my children do not have a weight problem and have no problem eating "the good things."
I lost 10lbs in Feb. with diet (sort of Dr. Phil's program) and exercising. I'm doing the "Leslie Sandsome's Walk away the pounds" and up to the two mile walk 5 days a week. So far so good. Just need some extra support every now and then.
USERNAME/REAL NAME: Selena but everyone calls me Sen
MARITAL STATUS: married for just over 2 yrs to my best friend of *counting on fingers* 12 years
SPOUSE’S NAME: Kirk
CHILDREN/AGES: See pets! They're my furry children!
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Harry Potter! Cooking, hunting, playing board games & video games with DH, and just hanging out in general.
PETS: Lobo-12 yrs old-Golden Retriever, Gracie-2 yrs old-Beagle/Basset, Indiana-2 yrs this summer-Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Samantha-8 yrs old-big black kitty, Diesel-2 yrs old- big ginger kitty, Ginger-6 months- fluffball kitty, Buckbeak-about a year old-Cockatiel
TOP WEIGHT: right now... 290
CURRENT WEIGHT: see TW
GOAL WEIGHT: between 150-180.. not picky!
HEIGHT: 5 ft 8 w/ a large build
EYE COLOR: green
HAIR COLOR: calico
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: TEXAS
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: It all happened over night it seemed like. Literally, one morning I finally noticed how heavy I had gotten and it's gone downhill from there. I became very depressed after TTC with no luck (it's going to be 3 years this November and still no luck) and that didn't help anything at all. Made things worse. I crawled into a shell and just didn't want to deal with much. The lack of activity was what did it I think. Now, I'm still in my hole because I don't want to be seen. When I graduated high school back in 96 I was @ 170-180 and looked pretty darn good.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I really don't know. I haven't started anything yet.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm new. This is my first post.