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Old 07-29-2009, 03:28 AM   #331  
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First name: Gypsie (And YES! that's my real name!!)

Geographical location: Central Florida just north of Tampa

Age: 25

Marital Status: Married to a wonderful man!

Children/Ages: None yet but we're hoping!

Occupation: Full-time student at USF and part-time receptionist at my aunt's salon and day spa.

Pets: ROTFLMAO 6 dogs, 3 cats, and Steve the Squirrel. And I'm fostering my friend's dog until they move back from Germany where her husband is stationed.
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Leon - Doxie-Chihuahua mix
Tucker - Doxie
Rent - Doxie
LuLu - Doxie
Jefe - Chihuahua
Allie Mallie May-May - Doxie-terrier-wildebeast mix
Harley - Doxie (the foster!)
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Jasper (aka Ebil) - grey striped Hemmingway
Harlow - tortie calico short hair
Sinatra (aka Sin) - seal point Siamese
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Steve - Your basic grey squirrel who was handraised from 2 weeks old and the true master of the house!

Hobbies/Interests: reading, writing, drawing, anything remotely "crafty," mowing the lawn, swimming, water aerobics, movies, movies, and more MOVIES!, cooking just about anything

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: eyes are hazel and hair is usually colored a super dark brown since it's so darn thin!

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 7th, 2009

Starting Weight: 390

Present Weight: 377

Goal Weight: This is so hard for me. For me, I want to be 200, but I just don't know if my body will take it that low. I've never been slim in my life. I've always been chunky. I think I would be happy to just be a size 14/16. I want to be able to walk into any store I want and buy clothes right off the rack.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My husband! He loves me and finds me sexy just the way I am. It's hard because part of me says, "What the heck? He loves you just how you are so you just go ahead and eat that french fry!" But, deep down, I know he's scared of me leaving him for someone "hotter," even though I know that will never happen. Unless Gerard Butler comes a' knockin' at my door...

Following any specific plan: I do low-carb because it works for me and makes me feel awesome! I also like the structure of it all. I use ketone strips so I have an immediate satisfaction of knowing my body is in ketosis too. I'm also a weight-every-single-day kind of girl and track it on medhelp. I love the little graph and I find that keeping my loss under the target line as it moves across the graph is one of the biggest motivators every single day!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time, I'm losing weight for myself instead of thinking that it will get me a man. I lost weight before because I thought it would help me find someone who loved me. But, I found that man and he loves me no matter what so I know that now, it's just for me. I also know that I want to have babies and that isn't going to happen with my weight where it is. I already had one m/c and although I was told it wasn't due to weight, I'm sure my weight contributed to it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Not especially... but if I think of something, I'll add it...
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:17 PM   #332  
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Geographical location: Colorado Springs CO

Age: I'll be 21 on Sept. 2

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Two sons: Isaac (2) and Gabriel (4 weeks)

Occupation: Stay at home mommy!

Pets: None, I suppose we'll get a dog if we move into a house.

Hobbies/Interests: I love to read and play with my kiddos!

Height: Just under 5'3''

Eye/Hair Color: Eyes: Greenish grey Hair: Red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: A week ago!

Starting Weight: 175

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I am completely addicted to sweets. And I binge badly on them, at least a few times a week, but I've really cut down lately and the scale shows it!

Following any specific plan: None, I just want to change my eating and exercise habits for good.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: When my first was about 9 months old I realized I needed to lose weight. I started at 185 and lost 45 pound in about 4 months. I maintained until I got pregnant again and just pigged out again. This time, I realized how badly my toddler always wants to eat, cookies and crap food. I want him to have a good relationship with food so I need to change myself and my family's eating habits for good.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm so excited to get this fat suit off!
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:08 AM   #333  
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Geographical location: Tampa, FL

Age: 25

Marital Status: Engaged, we've been together for 9.5 years.

Children/Ages: No, no, noooo.

Occupation: I'm a contractor for a major software company.

Pets: Lab/Pit mix, her name is Moxie and she's 1 year old.

Hobbies/Interests: Videogames, reading, drawing, television (Dr. Who/Torchwood being my favorite shows ever.), tattoos and cooking.

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I've been at this for nearly 3 years now but officially started over on July 27, 2009.

Starting Weight: I started at 260 awhile back and got down to 202 but back to 238 ATM.

Present Weight: 238

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My sweet tooth and my carb addiction, I could live on potatoes and ice cream.

Following any specific plan: Weight watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've gotten to the point where I'm ready to put my mind to this 100 percent. I've noticed some health issues, not to mention self esteem issues, and I'm ready to be rid of them.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nothing at the moment but I look forward to getting to know a lot of the ladies and gents here.
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:03 AM   #334  
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Occupation: Creative Assistant

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: Graphic design, movies, tv, music, singing, fashion, shopping,

Height: 5'2"

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: today! 7/31/09

Starting Weight: 231

Present Weight: 230

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: What to choose? Mindless eating, fast food, and sweets.

Following any specific plan: Not yet, but I'll be considering a low-carb plan from Curves.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm willing to start small to end small.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm glad I found this board! I've already been inspired by the stories and photos of you lovely ladies who are on this journey of weight loss.

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Old 08-02-2009, 06:25 PM   #335  
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Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:nada

Occupation: Tourism/Government

Pets: Two horses (Opal and Burdoc) and my big goldfish JD

Hobbies/Interests:Mountain biking (x-country and downhill), skiing, snowboarding, quadding, long boarding, hiking, camping, reading, travelling, riding my horses, laying in the hammoc, kayaking....

Height:5'8''

Eye/Hair Color:Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:I don't really remember...sometime earlier this year...Marchish maybe but really been paying attention since May 2009.

Starting Weight:272

Present Weight:245

Goal Weight:190

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Getting off my butt to do anything...and not snacking! I am fairly active but snacking bites me in the butt every time!

Following any specific plan:Not really at the moment....only eating when I am hungry. Really trying for the whole lifestyle change thing...

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am doing it for me, not to please someone. I am living somewhere where it is easy to be active and not snack all day. I am sick of feeling like junk.

Anything else you would like to share with us:Avid flip flop wearer
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:52 PM   #336  
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Pets: 1 cat- Bundaberg

Hobbies/Interests: Ceramics, photography, swimming, travel

Height: 5'8''

Eye/Hair Color: green/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Joined WW in Oct 2008, started actually following the program April 2009

Starting Weight: 291 (overall); 289.4 (ww starting weight)

Present Weight: 263

Goal Weight: 155, for now. I've never been at a healthy weight in my adult life so I'm not really sure where I need to be. Once I get to Onederland I'll re-evaluate where I think I need to be.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My mind! I've psyched myself out so many times before and given up because I felt like I just can't make it. I have to constantly remind myself that this is actually possible

Following any specific plan: weight watchers, I love it

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm trying a lot of new things. I've always stuggled to stay on plan because I'm such a picky eater. But now I'm learning to actually like healthy food.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I can't wait to get fit enough to feel comfortable doing things like rock climbing and kayaking. That kind of outdoorsy stuff fascinates me. I want to try new things without fear of struggling to keep up or not being able to pull my own weight.

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Old 08-03-2009, 05:20 PM   #337  
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Age: 27

Marital Status: Married 5 years

Children/Ages: Kaitlyn, 2.5 years and Brianna, 11 months

Occupation: Data Entry/Claims processing

Pets: 3 cats - Ember, Cole, Smores

Hobbies/Interests: Fishing, swimming, outdoors, animals, geriatric psych,

Height: 5' 5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Dark Blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 30th

Starting Weight: 230

Present Weight: 228

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Finding time for exercise

Following any specific plan: Just keeping track of calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have had a good start the first few days!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I was heavy as a kid and teenager. Weighed 210 when I got engaged, lost 40 lbs before the wedding on my own made up south beach-y kind of diet. So I weighed 170...and gained it back slowly at first. And I have now had 2 babies and gained a lot (with the first one mostly). Haven't been able to lose much of it yet. I have been motivated by seeing old high school classmates on Facebook, who look absolutely amazing. Our 10 year reunion is next year and I would like to look great too, not to mention be healthier and more energetic for my kids.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:40 AM   #338  
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Children/Ages:n/a

Occupation: student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: reading, running, shoppin, watching european football, speaking languages other than english and travelling

Height: 5'10"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/green, blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: today because what happened in the past is over

Starting Weight: 189

Present Weight: 183

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating when i am bored.

Following any specific plan: following the Abs Diet guidelines

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am using a food journal and writing on these forums to keep me accountable

Anything else you would like to share with us: not really
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:46 AM   #339  
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Children/Ages: none

Occupation: college student/nanny

Pets: two rabbits - Hermes and Elektra

Hobbies/Interests: reading, hiking, volunteering

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: blueish/brownish

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6th August 2009

Starting Weight: 150 lb

Present Weight: 150 lb

Goal Weight: 105 lb

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: tendency to snack late into the night, chips

Following any specific plan: whatever works (but specifically: trying to cut out hfcs, to eat more raw foods and less processed foods, to work out at least an hour and a half five days a week)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: commitment
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:52 PM   #340  
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Marital Status: not married (but living with the boyfriend)

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Accounting

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, shopping, cooking new things, love to bake, scrapbooking, meeting friends, love purses and shoes.

Height: 6'1

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes, black hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8/1/09

Starting Weight: 257 (but I was 287 in 2005)

Present Weight: 253

Goal Weight: To get under 200lbs for now

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I need to stop mindless eating. Also I ate as a reaction to almost everything. Happy, sad, good day, bad day, anger..etc

Following any specific plan: Just trying to eat healthy. Fruits, veggies, lean protein, trying to cut down on processed sugars and foods. Not counting calories yet, but once my WL slows down, I think I will start doing that again.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am not a newcomer to weight loss. I have said that each time I start it will be different. This is the first time that I have thrown myself into a WL forum. So far everyone on here has been amazing and I believe the support will be what keeps me to keep losing weight and then maintaining.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love to laugh and make jokes. I love it when I can make someone laugh really hard.
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:34 PM   #341  
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Age: 24

Marital Status: in a relationship

Occupation: assistant and student


Hobbies/Interests: reading, shopping, cooking, watching movies

Height:5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: blue, brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: today 8/10/09

Starting Weight: 150

Present Weight: 150

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love to eat.....a lot, and I lack motivation some times.

Following any specific plan: N/A

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not sure yet but i am hoping I have a little more motivation since my BMI has gone up so much and all my clothes are uncomfortable.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I would love extra support.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:16 PM   #342  
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Age: 23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Nursing student

Pets: 4 rabbits (C.C., Debby, Colette, Paulie), 2 cats (Merlin & Avalon), 1 fish (Bob)

Hobbies/Interests: Crafty/DIY stuff, reading, movies

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Blueish Green/Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Let's say today.

Starting Weight: 170.8

Present Weight: 168.0

Goal Weight: 145-150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Carb restriction and will power (or my lack of)

Following any specific plan: South Beach

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Not much, I hope to change that though! Here's to will power!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Wish me luck!
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:45 PM   #343  
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Age: 23

Marital Status: Committed. We've been living together just over 2 years.

Children/Ages: Not yet, thanks

Occupation: Lead Barista at a cafe, bust studying to be a draftswoman.

Pets: Long-haired tabby named Sadie. She's a loving. lap-sitting wild ones.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, painting/drawing, learning in general, world religions, learning Italian...

Height: 5'5 3/4" !!

Eye/Hair Color: Light blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Yikes. Technically... February 2008... I'd prefer to say last Sunday.

Starting Weight: I guess I actually once it 160 and was shocked. Typically I was around 155, so it was likely a TOM moment.

Present Weight: 148

Goal Weight: 130.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Overeating due to anxiety/boredome, laziness and procrastination!

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
Better tools and fitness access, pretty much.
I'm changing my fitness plan! Instead of just doing cardio, I'm seriously committing to weight lifting and dumbell exercises.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm glad to be here!
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:36 PM   #344  
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Age:22

Marital Status:single

Children/Ages:none

Occupation:just graduated school and im job searching.

Petsorian Gray---the most wonderful kitty in the world

Hobbies/Interests:literature, bellydancing, becoming healthy, the blues, vinyl, poetry, journals, sketching, cute boys, women that love themselves, running, sad movies

Height:5'6

Eye/Hair Color:blue eyes/ red hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:birth ha ha ha....but this time around...i guess today

Starting Weight:175

Present Weight:175

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: beating up emotional eating and battling negative feelings

Following any specific plan: the eat a little bit less and exercise a little bit more diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm more aware of my weaknesses and i know i can do it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: i'm really really looking forward to having people that can keep me focused and in line as well as people who will help me see outside myself.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:58 PM   #345  
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Geographical location: Boise, ID for now (probably moving to miami next year)

Age:29

Marital Status:married 8 years

Children/Ages:none but have 2 dogs

Occupation: professional wedding and portrait photographer



Hobbies/Interests:reading, singing, dancing, volleyball

Height:5'7

Eye/Hair Color:blue eyes/ brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:who knows....but counting this time July 20th

Starting Weight:157.2

Present Weight:151.4

Goal Weight:125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being able to go to fun events.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting and watching burn with GoWear Fit

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel in more control

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