Okay, so I'm only a wannabe Lifetimer, but since I do post here, thought y'all are entitled to know about me.
USERNAME/REAL NAME: Water Rat/Pat
BIRTHDAY: Jan 7
MARITAL STATUS: Married, 29 years together as of Sept; married 12 years last Jan (88)
SIGNIFICANT OTHER'S NAME: Larry McGee
CHILDREN/AGES: Only felines
PETS: 2 siamese cats Moggie & Comet
FAVORITE ENTERTAINMENT: Movies, quilting, computer games, reading, ferry boat rides
FAVORITE COLOR: blue
FAVORITE FOODS: Pasta, Chinese
FAVORITE MUSIC: Country, classic rock HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Quilting, computers, EMT
FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE: None! But walking is what I usually do. And however it happened, I'm starting to run!!
STARTING WEIGHT: 239
PRESENT WEIGHT: 182
GOAL WEIGHT: WW: 145, me, 139
EYE COLOR: Green
HAIR COLOR: Brown with red highlights - over the gray!
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I will not quit, no matter how long it takes. THis is a lifestyle change, one that will make me healthier, and happier.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Portion control. Also as soon as you tell me I can't have something, I want it.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO TO CELEBRATE SUCCESSES: Shop!
OCCUPATION: I was a Computer systems administrator, currently for a Borough (county to you) library system (6 libraries); before I left for Seattle, I changed positions to be a PC Technician (for the same employer), but I haven't worked in that position yet! They're holding it for me.
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Palmer, Alaska, 45 miles N of Anchorage
E-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
HOMEPAGE: Nope, some pictures though at www.picturetrail.com/waterrat
You can also see what's up with us and Larry's illness by going to www.thestatus.com <http://www.thestatus.com> and entering his last name (McGee) to bring up his patient page. I love this service as it means I don't have recite all the particulars but can just refer people here for the latest news.
Hi everyone. I'm re-entering the life of a 3FC poster. I joined WW on June/99 and frequently visited and posted this site. However, since then I haven't visited or posted nearly as much as I would have liked. So, I'm joining in today!
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Cooking (even healthy cooking), education issues (I attend Board of Ed. Meetings and comment)
FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE: No favorite-- I hate exercise but least dislike the treadmill and water aerobics
STARTING WEIGHT: 172.4
PRESENT WEIGHT: 144.2 (at today's weigh-in -- up 1.4 lbs since 2 weeks ago -- time to start journaling again)
GOAL WEIGHT: 150 WW/ 140 personal (A.M. at home w/o clothes)
LIFETIME SINCE: 4/96
HEIGHT: 5'5 1/2"
EYE COLOR: blue/green
HAIR COLOR: medium brown w/ highlights thanks to my hairdresser
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU (AND MADE YOU) SUCCESSFUL: I was just ready to make the necessary changes and I set a more modest weight goal that I can really maintain "for life"
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS:
Mindless munching at night, lack of portion control, and falling back into old habits. I need to fight laziness and actually plan meals and saute bunches of veggies.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO TO CELEBRATE SUCCESSES: Shop
OCCUPATION: HomeMaker/Mother/Active School volunteer (used to be in Health insurance: Underwriting, marketing, etc and Pensions)
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: suburb of Hartford, CT
ICQ/AOL #: N/A
[This message has been edited by JaneStarr (edited 06-26-2000).]
USERNAME/REAL NAME: cherilynjoy/Cheri (Cherilyn Joy )
MARITAL STATUS: married
CHILDREN/AGES: daughter/3, son/4
PETS: Rat Terrier - "Ginger"
FAVORITE ENTERTAINMENT: Theater, movies, hanging out with friends, Starbucks and a good book, trying anything new.
FAVORITE COLOR: green
FAVORITE FOODS: Too many to list. A few : sushi, spicy sweet-potatoe fries, sourdough french bread, fresh crab, fondue, I could live on "appetizer" food alone! (Especially when served with an alcoholic beverage... )
FAVORITE MUSIC: lately, the stuff they play in Barnes and Noble.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Directing, acting, writing, going to the gym, travel, PEOPLE.
FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE: Weight training or Yoga.
STARTING WEIGHT: 190
PRESENT WEIGHT: 150
GOAL WEIGHT: 157
LIFETIME SINCE: December 1994/back to goal on July 1, 2000
EYE COLOR: Green
HAIR COLOR: Brown
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU (AND MADE YOU) SUCCESSFUL: Attacking WHY I am eating and dealing with that root issue. Realizing I need to maintain in a way I can visualize living with all my life, and being realistic about what support I need to do that.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Using food to deal with life, and all or nothing thinking.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO TO CELEBRATE SUCCESSES: Buy something like clothes or a manicure that celebrates taking care of myself, or something that helps keep me on track, like a cookbook or scale.
OCCUPATION: Insurance Agent FT, WW leader PT
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Atlanta area of GA.
[This message has been edited by cherilynjoy (edited 12-01-2000).]
Okay, I'll repost my bio since the original is lost in cyberspace. I make no claims as to the faithful reproduction of the original information.
USERNAME/REAL NAME: Elizabeth
BIRTHDAY: Near St. Patrick's Day
MARITAL STATUS: Married
SIGNIFICANT OTHER'S NAME: Sweetie Pie
PETS: Taz, a black Lab mix, and Sunny, a golden retriever mix
FAVORITE ENTERTAINMENT: Going out to eat!
FAVORITE COLOR: Black, but my high school art teacher said that's not a color, so my favorite color is green.
FAVORITE FOODS: "Ethnic" foods like Chinese, Japanese, and all kinds of Latin cuisine.
FAVORITE MUSIC: Alternative
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, fitness, nutrition, being a WW leader
FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE: Jazzercise, but not conveniently available anymore, so Low Impact Aerobics. Ultimate favorite: Dancing!!
STARTING WEIGHT: 178
PRESENT WEIGHT: 148 (been maintaining a bit over goal: have been debating whether to worry about this too much right now since I'm stressing out studying for exams)
GOAL WEIGHT: 145
LIFETIME SINCE: May 1993
EYE COLOR: Brown
HAIR COLOR: Light Brown with Blonde highlights (paid for)
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU (AND MADE YOU) SUCCESSFUL: I never let an episode of bad eating prove to me that I am incapable of eating healthy, I just get back to eating healthy and exercising as soon as possible so that one bad day doesn't become two, then a week, etc. My goal is to be healthy, not just to be a specific number on the scale.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Definitely portion control. I can eat and eat like I have a bottomless pit. Some tactful (?) souls have commented: "Boy, you sure can eat a lot for a girl!"
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO TO CELEBRATE SUCCESSES: Like everyone else: Go shopping! I love finding bargains, and now find more clothes that fit, so it's great. Addicted to buying shoes, especially black ones.
OCCUPATION: Doctoral student and WW leader
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Southern California
ICQ/AOL #: None
[This message has been edited by Elizabeth (edited 07-07-2000).]