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Old 08-07-2013, 01:52 PM   #16
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Hello,

My name is Amy

I just turned 37!

I live near Philadelphia, PA.

I am single. I have no kids. I also have no pets currently.

I am not currently working, I am in the process of moving, and I am not completely sure what I want to do regarding work. I have experience in health care.

I am going to try SBD again, I think it is a great plan.

My favorite cheats are the salty and sweets, haha, I am a poet and know it. I do write poetry too. I love to swim, play guitar, go for walks, read.

I want to lose weight and I need to lose weight for so many reasons! My health would be so much improved if I lost weight and I think I would be much happier.

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Old 12-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #17
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USER NAME: SunshineMia

STARTING WEIGHT/CURRENT WEIGHT/GOAL: 241/221/140

AGE: 35

MARITAL STATUS: Single

PETS: Just the plants!

WORK: social worker

HOBBIES: Reading, pool, singing, seeing friends, spoiling the nieces and nephews

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Biggest Loser DVDs, Zumba class

FAVORITE FOODS: Chocolate, thai food, milk, sweets

CHALLENGES: My love of sweets and empty carbs. Also, the daily migraine med I take makes my metabolism move at a snail's pace (like my doctor says, it will make carbs stick to me like glue!), so any weight loss is hard-won.

WHY SOUTH BEACH: My doctor recommended it, and I hate counting calories, so this is more straightforward.

REASON FOR WANTING TO LOSE WEIGHT: Of course I would love to be thin and be able to buy cute clothes, but at this point, it's just necessary for my health.
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Current Weight: 221
First Goal: 191 (50 lbs.)
Ultimate Goal Weight: 135lbs
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:28 PM   #18
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User name/name: WaistingTime - Karen
Current weight/goal: I'm maintaining. It takes a conscious effort every day.
Age: 50
Location: Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, MO
Marital Status: Married 26 years, hubby doesn't work outside the house.
Kids: 2 boys in their early 20s. One lives/works in eastern PA and the other is a junior at USC.
Work: Part-time retail at a women's activewear store
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, and hopefully I can add travel to the list.
Favorite Exercise: I recently discovered hiking. Twice a week I do strength training with my mom and a trainer.
Weight loss challenges: I am a classic yo-yo dieter; it has taken me many years to realize that I just can't eat what I used to eat. I think my biggest challenge is any special event eating, including restaurants and holidays, etc. I'm also a big snacker. My other challenge is balancing my SBD lifestyle with my husband's vegetarian (and often very unhealthy food) lifestyle.
What I've learned about SBD: After several years and having reached goal multiple times then regained (some or all), I have finally learned/accepted that, for me, PH3 means living PH2 most of the time with exceptions only for special events. I still need to make a conscious effort to eat vegetables. And I have what seems to be an ever growing list of potential binge/trigger foods that I have to watch; I'm not very good at "moderation."
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:18 PM   #19
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Current weight/goal:155...goal weight 130 possibly 125, will know as I get closer
Age:44
Location: CA coastal region between LA & San Francisco
Marital Status:Single
Kids:No
Pets:I co-habitate with a dog but I lay no claim to him.
Work:Part-time food & alcohol demonstrator.
Hobbies:Reading, Cooking, Day trips.
Reasons for losing weight To look better & hopefully get rid of some of my joint pain.
Favorite Exercise:Walking
Weight loss challenges:Currently not being able to walk/exercise as afterward there is hip/knee pain & doctor has said to rest. Water, I just don't crave as much fluid, especially cold fluids this time of year. Also, like a lot of people while I don't dislike veggies I don't naturally gravitate towards them so I have to really be concious of eating all mine.

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Old 01-04-2014, 03:25 PM   #20
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User Name: jekel383 - Jennifer
Current weight/goal: maintaining
Age: 42
Location: NY about 1 hour north of NY
Marital Status: divorced
Kids: son, 18 in February
Pets: 2 pups ages 14 and 9
Work: Police Sergeant
Hobbies:gardening, drawing, reading, cycling
Reasons for losing weight: feel better about my appearance
Favorite Exercise: Cycling (road not mountain biking)
Weight loss challenges: mindless snacking even on healthy foods
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:48 AM   #21
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User Name: TWynnB, Tammy
Current weight/goal: 139/130
Age: 42
Location: central PA
Marital Status: Married
Kids: 2, ethan (10) grace (9)
Pets: 5 cats and a dog
Work: veterinarian
Hobbies: reading, camping, cooking, baking
Reasons for losing weight: my dad had a horrible decline because of his love of food, including diabetes. I don't want that for me or my family.
Favorite Exercise: trail running (just so time consuming!)
Weight loss challenges: emotional eating. Having a family that can eat nearly everything, when I can't.

Tent or spa: Tent!!
Ocean or mountains: Mountains!!
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:23 PM   #22
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NAME: Jenn
AGE: 36
BIRTHDAY: October 17
MARITAL STATUS: Officially Married (in ME) since 9-6-06, Legally Married in DC 10/18/11.
Children/ages: Our furbabies, two cats names Aimee (8) and Chloe (5)
TOP WEIGHT: 265 (Scale didn't go heigher)
START WEIGHT: 230 in 2012, 250 in 2013 and 253 in 2014
CURRENT WEIGHT: 253
GOAL WEIGHT:195
HEIGHT: 5' 7.5"
EYE COLOR: Blue
HAIR COLOR: Blond
PETS: see above!

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Facebook for sure, traveling (cruising!), reading, swimming, photography (not a pro by any means)
OCCUPATION: I am a nonprofit professional.
HOME LOCATION: Originally born in the Bronx, NY, moved to Yonkers then Staten Island. After college (in central NY), I moved down to Washington, DC and have been here for 14 years. Lived in Arlington and Alexandria, VA and am now in Gaithersburg, MD with a move back to Alexandria due up this summer.
FAVORITE COLOR: purple and blue
FAVORITE FOODS: Something I will go off plan for each and every time is for a slice of good NY style pizza. Otherwise, I love cucumbers, avocados, ripe grape tomatoes, cheese and cauliflower!
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Yeah, here is where I run into problems, lol, because I have none! I recently started the Couch to 5K (C25K) program but am in a holding pattern. I hope to start power walking again as well as swimming real soon!
WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGES: I am a binge eater. I don't know how to portion so I avoid until I feel deprived, binge and start all over again.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I've been on and off the diet since 2008. I feel my best when I am on plan. I am also making exercise in some form a priority this time. No excuses!
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:57 PM   #23
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USER NAME: SunshineMia

STARTING WEIGHT/CURRENT WEIGHT/GOAL: 241/221/140

AGE: 35

MARITAL STATUS: Single

PETS: Just the plants!

WORK: social worker

HOBBIES: Reading, pool, singing (to myself!), seeing friends, spoiling the nieces and nephews

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Biggest Loser DVDs, Zumba class

FAVORITE FOODS: Chocolate, thai food, milk, sweets, spicy edamame

CHALLENGES: My love of sweets and empty carbs. Also, the daily migraine med I take makes my metabolism move at a snail's pace (like my doctor says, it will make carbs stick to me like glue!), so any weight loss is hard-won.

WHY SOUTH BEACH: My doctor recommended it, and I hate counting calories, so this is more straightforward.

REASON FOR WANTING TO LOSE WEIGHT: Of course I would love to be able to buy cute clothes, but at this point, it's just necessary for my health.
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Start Weight: 241
Current Weight: 221
First Goal: 191 (50 lbs.)
Ultimate Goal Weight: 140 lbs
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:18 PM   #24
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Name (real first name if you feel comforable):Lexxiss/Debbie R
Gender:F
Age (or general age group):55
BIRTHDAY: March 4
MARITAL STATUS: Married since 1992
TOP WEIGHT:275 (at least)
SBD STARTING WEIGHT: 232
GOAL WEIGHT: 179 then I'll reevaluate
HEIGHT: 5'5"
EYE COLOR:Brown
HAIR COLOR: Brown

Where you live:Colorado
Where you grew up:Colorado
Other places you’ve lived:Hong Kong 1 yr, Michigan 1 yr, Alaska 23 yrs
Do you have kids? How old? No
Got pets? 1 cat, 1 dog, both rescues. Bing is a Parti Cocker and Sophie is a Ragdoll or Birmen.
Current job:I'm a waitress at a local restaurant and participate with my mom in a family business.
FORMER OCCUPATION: Semi-retired entreprenuer-I ran a sawmill, co-owned a travel agency and kitchen store in Alaska.
Why did you choose South Beach?Healthy eating/Weight loss combo
What are your ultimate lifestyle change goals? When I started SBD I wanted to LIVE a healthy lifestyle every day and get off the rollercoaster. I wanted to get off blood pressure meds. I've met both of my original goals. Since 2012, my DH and I have both transitioned towards a more plant based diet.

Hobbies: Cooking, canning and dehydrating produce, organic foods, knitting, gardening, jigsaw puzzles, animal rescue, reducing my carbon footprint, pet therapy
Passions / obsessions:composting & recycling.

FAVORITE COLOR: Lupine purple and Fireweed fuscia.
FAVORITE FOODS: Shrimp, healthy pizza, pumpkin, true Chinese (I lived in Hong Kong), fruit (especially raspberries, blueberries and cherries), and big salads filled with every vegie I can find to put in.
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Water aerobics, water Yoga, and riding my bike..
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: emotional eating, stress eating (especially work related),low self esteem, making poor food choices in general, and lack of regular exercise. Geez....that ought to cover it.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I started losing my weight in 2005, but since starting South Beach I realize I have all the pieces of the puzzle needed to succeed; a healthy WOE, a comfortable regular exercise routine and a great support group here at 3FC. After almost 5 years on SBD (and 5 years older) I'm finding I feel better than I ever have. That motivates my to stick close to plan. I'm doing things every day that I didn't even attempt during my many years being overweight.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:44 PM   #25
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User Name: Natasha
Current weight/goal: 274 (lowest since I started was 251). Goal is 180...secret goal is 160, LOL
Age: 37
Location: Fitchburg, MA
Marital Status: Single. Currently seeing someone, still in the new stages.
Kids: Don't have them, don't want them. Love them, though.
Pets: One dog, Shadow. She lives in Georgia with my mom. My roommate has a dog named Rocko.
Work: Customer Service at Porsche for 2 more weeks. Then I start back at my calling, 911 dispatcher.
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, going to live shows, etc.
Reasons for losing weight: I just want to be healthy and feel good about myself.
Favorite Exercise: DanceFit Class (similar to Zumba).
Weight loss challenges: Bread is my downfall.
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2nd goal - 100 lbs lost
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:31 PM   #26
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Current weight/goal:141/138
Age:49
Location:Northern NY
Marital Status:Married
Kids: 2 boys in college
Work:HS teacher
Hobbies:reading, gardening, walking
Reasons for losing weight: those last 15 pounds of baby weight, family health history, feeling (and looking) better as I age
Favorite Exercise: walking, old-school aerobics
Weight loss challenges: I love sweets, mostly chocolate

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Old 01-12-2014, 07:33 PM   #27
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User Name: CyndiM/ Cyndi
Current weight/goal: I dieted from a size 24 to a size 4/6. Now I'm back to a 12 and I'm not happy about that. I think a perfect size 10 is something I can maintain so that's my current goal.
Age: 52, 53 in June
Location: Vermont
Marital Status: recently remarried after being widowed a couple of years ago
Kids: 32 year old daughter
Pets: We have a mixed marriage. I have 2 cats, Sebastian and Luna, and he has Cricket, a spoiled and cute Brussels Griffon
Work: I'm an organizer with the teacher's union
Hobbies: cooking, especially unexpected gluten free, whole foods treats; camping, hiking, kayaking, gardening
Reasons for losing weight: I've reached the age where I feel every extra pound in my joints and back and it's no fun.
Favorite Exercise: hiking
Weight loss challenges: I'm a serious binge eater, always have been. It gets better and then it flares again, often around emotional stuff.

Tent or spa: tent
Ocean or mountains: yes! I love the northern Maine coast, mtns along the ocean
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:20 PM   #28
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Current weight/goal: 175/160
Age: 48
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Marital Status: married
Kids: 10 year old boy
Pets: 2 cats - Kiko and Miss Ludy
Work: Administrator at a law school
Hobbies: reading, brunch, cooking, organizing, watching/going to movies
Reasons for losing weight: Get healthier and feel better
Favorite Exercise: whatever gets my endorphins going
Weight loss challenges: carb and wine addictions!!


Tent or spa: spa
Ocean or mountains: ocean (love this question. I've always said people are either ocean people or mountain people.)
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:17 PM   #29
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User Name: goddessmeg/MEG
Current weight/goal: 166/130
Age: 50
Location: St. Paul, MN
Marital Status: Married to my soulmate
Kids: 2 stepsons
Pets: 0
Work: College Administrator
Hobbies: reading, quilting
Reasons for losing weight: To reap the benefits of a healthier lifestyle
Favorite Exercise: Honestly, none. But if I had to pick, walking
Weight loss challenges: Sugar & Carb addict


Tent or spa: Spa
Ocean or mountains: ocean
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:19 AM   #30
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User Name: SillyFluff
Current weight/goal:265lb/175lb
Age: 32
Location: North Carolina
Marital Status: married
Kids: son who is almost 2
Pets: 2 cats
Work: 2nd grade teacher
Hobbies: reading, crafts, playing with my son, gardening
Reasons for losing weight: I want to be healthier for my son. I am winded so easily at my current state. I also want to be healthy so that I can work on baby #2.
Favorite Exercise: walking and dancing
Weight loss challenges: my work schedule makes it very hard to eat healthy. I work early morning and late days. I skip lunch 99% of the time because of a meeting or whatever. I eat snacks but usually at the end of the day after i get my kiddos on the bus.

Tent or spa: tent
Ocean or mountains: Ocean
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