HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Cooking, Traveling, Reading, friends and family
OCCUPATION: HR Consultant
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Massachusetts
FAVORITE COLOR: Black
FAVORITE FOODS: Everything
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Elliptical and arc trainer
FAVORITE BOOK(S): Too many to name...
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Too many to name...romantic comedys and dramas
FAVORITE MUSIC: Everything except heavy metal
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I never had a weight problem until I went away to college.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am tired of living my life in the background. I regret not taking pictures with my kids or going outside because of my weight. I want to enjoy life and my family.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: horses/pets, science geek, reading when I have time
PETS: 3 inside dogs (all mutts/rescued), one Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Livestock Guardian Dog, three inside cats (again, all rescues) and one "walk-on" outside cat, 5 horses and 2 goats!
OCCUPATION: School Nurse (RN)
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: DFW, Texas
FAVORITE COLOR: blues and purples
FAVORITE FOODS: chinese food, cajun food
FAVORITE EXERCISE: horseback riding, eliptical trainer for results (but I have to force myself on it), yoga because it makes my back feel great
FAVORITE BOOK(S): a little of everything, but I love Dan Brown and Michael Crichton (books are better than the movies)
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): again, a little of everything but I think my all time favorite is Bruce Almighty.
FAVORITE MUSIC: very eclectic...my ipod has everything from Elton John to Wayne Toups (cajun music) to Pearl Jam, but on the radio it is country all the way!
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I have been on that weight loss plan where you start the diet Monday morning then by Thursday (if not sooner) it has gone out the window. Repeat weekly. The longest and most weight I have ever lost is on SBD, so I am back to try it again!
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am tired of my weight holding me back from the things I want in life. I am not able to ride my horses like I want to, I certainly cannot train horses anymore, and the fact that I am 32, married 10 years and STILL childless has everything to do with my weight. I am just sick of not living life. I want me back.
MARITAL STATUS: Happily married to my best friend and the love of my life!
Children/ages: None yet/ 2 step children ages 15 and 12
TOP WEIGHT: 279
CURRENT WEIGHT: 265
GOAL WEIGHT: 170
HEIGHT: 5' 5"
EYE COLOR: Brown
HAIR COLOR: Black
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Spending time with friends and family, playing the Wii and football with my son, basically anything that involves my family and friends.
PETS: Pekingese names Sasha and a Turtle named Turtle (My husband named him).
OCCUPATION: State Employee
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Florida
FAVORITE COLOR: Pink and Blue
FAVORITE FOODS: Potatoes, Pizza, lasagna, and Chinese (Prior to SB). Broccoli and seafood (Prior to and after SB).
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Wii active
FAVORITE BOOK(S): I don't get to read often, but I must say, The South Beach Diet because it is teaching me so much about my body and ny books by the author Eric Jerome Dickey.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Coming to America, Dodge Ball, Tyler Perry Movies, and too many others to name.
FAVORITE MUSIC: R & B, Gospel, some pop country, and some Hip Hop (that is not littered with vulgarity).
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: My problem is that I begin to obsess about my body during the weight loss process and start to get discouraged when it seems as though I am not losing a lot of weight. In the past, I would also sabotage my weight loss by eating nibbling on junk food, which snowballed into me pigging out on it.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: There are many reasons that I WILL lose weight this time. First and foremost, my husband and I would love to have a child. We and the doctor believe that my increasing weight is making this difficult. Also I have High blood pressure, which runs in my family on both sides. I am prescribed meds and would love to be med free. I also would like to be able to shop the way I used to and not have to spend a fortune on clothing or feel like I am wearing a tent. Last, but certainly not least, I really want to feel better about my self and my appearance. I am tired of all of this extra baggage.
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FAVORITE MOVIE(S): when harry met sally, clueless, romy and michelle.
FAVORITE MUSIC:i listen to everything but love country
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I can lose 30 lbs but i cant keep it off.. i generally stay in the 220s .. so i guess maintaining weight loss
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I realize i am not looking for some quickie weight loss i am looking for a new lifestyle. It is just as much about being in great condition and physical shape as it is about looking skinny.
Name (real first name if you feel comforable): Jenn
Gender: Female last time I checked!
Age (or general age group): 32
Where you live: Alexandria, VA right outside of Washington, DC
Where you grew up: Born in the Bronx (NY), raised in both Yonkers (NY) and Staten Island (NY) and went to college in central NY
Other places you’ve lived: Just NY and VA!
Do you have kids? How old? Only fur kids.
Are you an oldest, youngest, middle, or only child? How many siblings? I am the oldest. I have two younger siblings (by 3 years and 3 months), a brother and sister. They are twins!
Languages, beside English, you speak: Very little Spanish. I understand it better than I care to speak it!
Who do you live with (spouse, kids, parents, grandparents, roommate, pets, alone, etc)? I live with my [non-legal] wife. We've been together for 6 years, married for three (see attached pic below! Which is, incidentally, the weight I want to get back to -10 more pounds). We have three cats: JoJo (8 this year), Aimee (5 this year) and Chloe (2 this year).
Current job or field of work / studies: I work for a child advocacy organization. I am a policy wonk by trade but after almost 9 months of unemployment last year, I am now working in membership (event planning and learning). I am also getting my master's degree in political management and should have it by August 2011.
Why did you choose South Beach? I have been seriously dieting on and off for 7 years now. I started South Beach in 2002 and did Ph1 for 4 weeks. I was so afraid of not losing more weight, I went off completely. I've since tried numerous diet plans (all but Atkins basically) and I've not stuck to one. SB makes sense to me and it's not too restrictive but restrictive enough where I feel like I am following a plan. Which is why I think it makes sense for the masses. Not good v. bad carbs but an all around lifestyle change!
What are your ultimate lifestyle change goals? Short term?Long term, I'd like to make it to 189 pounds, my lowest weight ever, and get tone and all around leaner. Short term, making it back to my wedding weight of 208. I think I can do that in 2010. But, so as not to feel like a failure, my resolution was to end the year healthier and thinner than I started (245#!).
Are you going at this plan by yourself or do you have support (other than us of course)?My wife is touch and go. She is a binge eater (like her mom) which doesn't help my binge eating. My triggers are anything fried and potato chips (I can do without sweets!). But she eats whatever I make for dinner and since I have my studying at night, she will be cooking for me on Ph 2 most nights so she'll have to cook OP! She's on an exercise kick right now which I hope lasts because it motivates me.
Beyond the facts
Favorite books: I am a HUGE Jodi Picout, David Sedaris, James Patterson and Dan Brown fan. I like books that help me escape since I do a lot of educational reading for class.
Favorite kinds of music / bands:I have a hugely ecclectic music collection. From pop to Top 40 to R&B. I don't care for hard core rap, hard core country or hard core, head banging rock.
Favorite movies: I Sandra Bullock! But aside from her movies: Shawshank Redemption, Now & Then, Love Actually, Mr. Holland's Opus, Marley And Me, Definatly Maybe
Favorite saying / quote: "A woman is like a tea bag: you never know her strength until you drop her in hot water" -Nancy Reagan & "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans" - John Lennon, Beautiful BoyFavorite holiday:
Hobbies: Cooking, FaceBook, Dancing, Reading
Are you a camping and hiking kind of person or do you prefer less sweaty and “roughing it” kinds of activities? A mix of both. I would like to go hiking, then go back to my cabin and relax in the hot tub!
Do you live somewhere urban, rural, or suburban? Suburban but work in an urban setting
The place you’d most like to visit: Greece. We were supposed to go for our honeymoon but couldn't afford to do it right.
Best thing that ever happened to you: Meeting my wife.
Tell us something else about yourself that you want to share that not too many people know: I can touch my tongue to my nose AND to my chin!
Where you live: Detroit
Where you grew up: CO/MI
Do you have kids? How old? 1, 12 months
Who do you live with (spouse, kids, parents, grandparents, roommate, pets, alone, etc)? 1 DH, 1 DS and 3 DOGS
Why did you choose South Beach? I lose weight with SB
What are your ultimate lifestyle change goals? Short term?
Are you going at this plan by yourself or do you have support (other than us of course)? I would love to be down to my pre wedding and pre baby weight ultimately and to be more active. My husband is also doing south beach with me and my dad as well.
Beyond the facts
Favorite books: Where the sidewalk ends
Favorite kinds of music / bands: all
Favorite movies: 300, office space, juno, little miss sunshine, superbad I could go on and on.
Favorite saying / quote: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO"
Favorite holiday: Christmas Eve, it is the my son's birthday
Hobbies: sewing, cooking
The place you’d most like to visit: Costa Rica
Best thing that ever happened to you: My Husband
Username/name - ajowens
Age - 28
Birthday - August 1
Marital status - Married over a year but still feel like honeymooners =)
Children/Ages - Not yet =(
Pets - Finch/Dog/4 and Molly/Dog/3.5
Top weight - 180
Current weight - 162
Goal weight - 125 (They say 101-135 so that is on the higher end)
Height - 5' 2" barely
Eye color - hazel
Hair color - brown now
Occupation - Post Production
Geographic location - Tempe, AZ temporarily
Favorite color - right now it is red
Favorite foods - spaghetti and sushi
Favorite exercise - walking
Favorite books - I am 1/2 way through prob 12 right now
Favorite movie - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Favorite music - 1940's
Favorite diet cheat - sushi of any kind or cereal
Why did you choose South Beach? - I have a friend that is on a modified plan is killing it.
Reasons for wanting to lose weight - Made of honor in best friends wedding 7/17
~ I am proud to hold my head low with my tail between my legs if it means that I am back here and trying again. ~
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Cooking, Traveling, Reading, Scrapbooking, most recently, Brain Age, friends and family
PETS: Just some fishies
OCCUPATION: Program Manager
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Canada
FAVORITE COLOR: Blue
FAVORITE FOODS: Lobster, salty snack foods, gravies and rich sauces.
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Speed walking with a buddy
FAVORITE BOOK(S): Gone With The Wind, The Red Tent
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Lately, the Hangover and romantic comedies
FAVORITE MUSIC: Jazz, Hip Hop, Oldies, Top 40
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Food Addiction, over-eater, binger
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I set a realistic goal that I should be able to maintain. I accept I will likely not have the ability to maintain a waif like appearance. I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin. I want a long term change. I do not want to go through this again.
PETS: 2 bullmastiffs StoVoQor and ParmaQay, 1 cat Chaos
OCCUPATION: Loan Coordinator
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: New York State
FAVORITE COLOR: Yes
FAVORITE FOODS: too many to count.. die hard foodie.. I tend to remember the exceptional foods and the places I ate them.
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Shotokan karate
FAVORITE BOOK(S): Any Stephen King
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): too many to count.
FAVORITE MUSIC: eclectic...my iPod is confused.
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: cheating.. and not having real structure
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I like that I'm already getting a lot of "instant" feedback... 4lbs gone.. my karate training has "clicked" after 2 years of huffing and puffing, I finally had two good classes where I wasn't exhaused.. you really do need to feed the machine the proper fuel. Plus my parter is finally fed up with her weight and ready to take charge. Together, we can do it!
MARITAL STATUS: single...I've never had a boyfriend. This makes me feel lame. haha
TOP WEIGHT: 215.5
CURRENT WEIGHT: 205
GOAL WEIGHT: 167-175
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
EYE COLOR: Brown
HAIR COLOR: hazel green
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I LOVE to watch baseball. It is my absolute favorite thing, I know more about baseball than most men...which is awesome. I'm a fan of the Colorado Rockies. I also love football, the Denver Broncos and the Wyoming Cowboys are my teams. I enjoy reading and watching movies. I also love to write.
PETS: A cat named Emma, two dogs named Maggie and Joe and a turtle named Steven
OCCUPATION: I am a full time student at CU Denver and I work as a sales associate at Forever 21 part time.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Arvada, Colorado...a suburb of Denver
FAVORITE COLOR: purple!!!
FAVORITE FOODS: gosh...I really love cake. I really, really love cake. I also love steak with a sweet potato and chicken strips.
FAVORITE EXERCISE:I like to ride my bike in the summer
FAVORITE BOOK(S): I have so many, but I love A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Bull Durham
FAVORITE MUSIC: country! Jason Aldean to be exact! I also like The All-American Rejects and I'm a huge fan of Kris Allen, who won American Idol last season.
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I've always been the "fat friend" and I'm tired of it. Plus, I over eat all the time. I don't make good choices at all with my food.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: This is my first serious diet. I'm anxious.
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GOAL WEIGHT: 150 (it's a stretch but I'm going to try)
HEIGHT: 5' 6"
EYE COLOR: Green
HAIR COLOR: Dark Blond/Light brown
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Cooking, family&friends, traveling, church
PETS: 3 dogs (Zoey - long haired chihuahua, Rocky - short haired chihuahua, Diva - Eskimo Spitz)
OCCUPATION: Teacher (music)
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Tennessee (Born & raised in Chicagoland)
FAVORITE COLOR: Purple
FAVORITE FOODS: Before or after SBD?
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Treadmill (but I don't have one) 30 Day Shred & The Biggest Loser Cardio Max
FAVORITE BOOK(S): Jodi Picoult is my favorite author right now.
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Too many to name...romantic comedys and dramas
FAVORITE MUSIC: Everything except twangy country and most rap
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I love food too much and have a husband who doesn't like anything healthy!
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm tired of looking like this and feeling bad about myself. I am determined to get it off for my health. I've been trying to get pregnant for 2 1/2 years and something's just got to give. I can't control my fertility but I can control what I put in my mouth!