USERNAME/REAL NAME: IMALEADER/Ellen
BIRTHDAY: august 8
MARITAL STATUS: Married, 7 years
SIGNIFICANT OTHER'S NAME: Pa
CHILDREN/AGES: none! (we tried.)
PETS: Don't ask. A 6 month old German Shepherd (rocky); 3 live in cats -- mother, son, and husband, plus 3 outdoor cats; and 17 ducks (raised to eat ticks on our property and for their yummy 3 point eggs.)
FAVORITE ENTERTAINMENT: TV, Books (Patricia Cromwell, lately) and cooking.
FAVORITE COLOR: Pink and red
FAVORITE FOODS: All. That's why I have eating issues.
FAVORITE MUSIC: The Beatles/Good Broadway musicals; 50s,60s rock; Opera
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Cooking and baking; running; and weight training.
FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE: walking
STARTING WEIGHT: 196
PRESENT WEIGHT: 138
GOAL WEIGHT: 150
LIFETIME SINCE: August, 1999
EYE COLOR: Hazel
HAIR COLOR: Blonde and Gray, naturally; now, blonde with help.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU (AND MADE YOU) SUCCESSFUL: Something my first leader (in at At-work program said penetrated my mind: "How many times are you going to lose the weight, gain it back and lose it again? JUST DO IT NOW for the last time." I took those words seriously.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Right now, it's being able to maintain, without becoming so comfortable that I get lazy. This is a daily job. Keeping focused and on target.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO TO CELEBRATE SUCCESSES: Buy makeup and clothes (I no longer celebrate w/ food. Ever.)
OCCUPATION: Systems Analyst for Wall Street
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: I work in NYC and live in Westchester county.