WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: getting (and staying) motivated
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: my level of determination
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I had bariatric surgery in 1988, that is how come I no longer weigh 310 LBS. I did get down to 135 lbs, but since then had 2 babies. I have had a hard time keeping my weight down since the last child was born. But in 2001 I went from 185 in January to 145 by August for my high school reunion. I had the motivation and was able to see to my goal. I kept the weight off until last October when my doctor put me on antidepressants. The weight crept back on before I knew it, and it has been very hard to get motivated to lose it. I started dieting this time 25 days ago and have already lost 17 lbs. I am using my own low fat/ low calorie method which worked for me the last time.
My purpose for posting here is to find folks that can help me to stay motivated, it is hard to do myself because of my depression.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I love to read, listen to music mostly Christian contemporary unless 12 yr old is around, then it could be anything! Really trying to get back into exercise as a hobby or interest, I seem to slacked off....
PETS: 3 cats, one dog and a fish
TOP WEIGHT: Right now: 183
CURRENT WEIGHT: 183
GOAL WEIGHT: 150
EYE COLOR: brown
HAIR COLOR: brown with hi lights
OCCUPATION: multi family property management
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: wonderful Houston Texas
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: emotional eater, when I'm stressed I EAT and EAT
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: First I have not been this heavy in over 12 years. Second I feel like crap, knees hurt, legs hurt, back hurts, you get the picture I'm. But most of all my family needs me in good health. My husband has Parkinsons, and a list of other phyical problems. I have to take care of them and to do that, I got to take care of me!!!!!
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm new to this site and have loved the support I have read from you guys for each other.
Date: October 11th 2004 ( a Historical night for wwe fans like myself as Raw was aired from Manchester for the very first time!)
Birthday: Feb. 16th,1976
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies/Interests: Wrestling....its a major part of my life. Aside from that I like to just spend time with family and freinds. I love to laugh and enjoy life whether its going on a roadtrip with friends or sitting at home playing sorry or operation with my niece/nephews.
Pets: well I personally don't have any however my niece/nephews live with me and they have some fish and 2 hamsters.
Top Weight-- Geez this is embarrassing....272
Current weight--Better than above.....230
Goal Weight--about 145
eye color--bluish green (they seem to change with my moods...not sure why...guess I'm just weird)
Hair color--Dark brown now
Occupation: Retail for now ( getting ready to start back to school)
Geographic Location: Catoosa, Oklahoma (((about 15 min east of Tulsa,Ok)
What is your biggest problem in weight loss??? I'm an emotional eater....and will eat even when I am not really actually hungry. I also have a bad habit of eating in front of the tv......for some reason sitting down to watch a good tv show gives me the munchies. I have low metabolism too which does'nt help me any thats for sure.
I also have a problem getting myself motivated to exercise....once I get started I'm ok but its just getting myself motivated to start.
What is different this time that will make you successful? I have a more postive outlook on things this time around. ALso this time around I am doing it for me becasue I want to look and feel better and not to please anyone esle.
Anything else you would like people to know about you?
I love to travel and see new places! I am really easygoing and laid back and do not like to fight or argue and will almost every time walk away from a situation if I see its headed that direction. I Love and respect every aspect of the wrestling business so much so that right now I am currently in training to become a women's wrestler.... I will make my Pro Debut around April/May 2005 and I want to be as close to my goal if not at my goal by then!
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I forgot, since i havent been able to do anything lately...seriously though, I like to read James Patterson books, watch crime dramas and shows about home renovations and (like Trading Spaces)
TOP WEIGHT: 280
CURRENT WEIGHT: 280
GOAL WEIGHT: 150 (i know its a stretch but--thats where I wanna be)
EYE COLOR: Brown
HAIR COLOR: Black
OCCUPATION: Office Manager
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: New York City
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: a few. Though ya wouldn't be able to tell by looking, I am a picky eater...and all the stuff I like is baaaaaaaad, I usually eat one big meal per day and thats dinner--and thats late at night--SHAME ON ME!
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am uncomfortable. I just now starting to feel the effects of my weight. I was always healthy even though I was fat. Now...I am not healthy anymore. Somethings gotta give. Oh..and there is a bit of a wager involved.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Lot's of stuff if anyone wants to swap stories email me or something...kool? ok, kool.
Marital Stat: been there, done that, divorced, now engaged to hi-school sweetheart
Children: 2 daughters, 3 granddaughters
Hobbies: tennis, swimming, walking, reading, listening to music
Hair: Dk Brown
Eyes: Greenish gray
Occupation: psychologist, college instructor
Location: Virgin Islands-Caribbean
What is the most difficult thing about losing: 1)It seems like such a hard and long path to get to the desired weight. I like quick results, and this is unrealistic of me.
2) I have difficulty sticking with any plan if it does not work in 2-3 days.
What is helping me this time: This support group keeps me motivated. I feel lousy in my own skin at this weight; worried about future health. Spiritual approach to weight loss.
Other: I have gotten so much support here and would like to reciprocate. Anyone needing a buddy or just an occasional friend for support, please pm me. Thanks!
PETS: 1 cat, 4 years old, PK for pretty kitty or psycho kitty depending on his mood
CURRENT WEIGHT:271 ( but will prolly go up before it trends back down, holiday eating, not a pretty site)
GOAL WEIGHT: 170
EYE COLOR: sapphire blue
HAIR COLOR: medium brown
OCCUPATION: travel RN when working
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: PA
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:being on 3 drugs that cause weight gain and my moods
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL:
I honestly do not know. I am planning to white knuckle it, keep talking positive, and being held accountable.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?