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Old 08-17-2009, 07:20 PM   #346  
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Geographical location: Charlottesville, VA

Age: 21

Marital Status: very single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: architecture student/graphic design intern

Hobbies/Interests: reading, watching tv, arts & crafts & design, movies

Height: 5'8"

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Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Last summer...but my re-start date is July sometime.

Starting Weight: 210

Present Weight: 206

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Staying on track, and not slipping back into unhealthy habits.

Following any specific plan: More exercise, limiting calorie intake.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I managed to do it last year even when my life was all over the place, and now I'm off college dining hall food so I'm more in control. I'm more determined to do it now because I know I CAN do it...I just need to keep it up and not lose hope when I plateau.
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:22 PM   #347  
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Geographical location: Arizona

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: One day

Occupation: Sales and Event Coordinator

Pets: a cute ****shu mix named Reeses

Hobbies/Interests: Family/friends, dancing, trying new things/places/foods, traveling

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color: brown eyes, hair is black (for now. usually changes quarterly)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Lol, start date??? Since I was teenager. But when did I truly truly commit? August 1, 2009

Starting Weight: my highest weight was around 230/235. I started this journey at 224

Present Weight: 112

Goal Weight: 155ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: ME!!! Self confidence, will, discipline, determination, persistance, dedication...I could give you a list. But ultimately it comes down to me and making the decision to better my life!

Following any specific plan: Low calorie diet including fruits, veggies, lean meats...no starches, sugars, dairy. At first it was hard but its not that bad now. Plus I run at least 30 minutes on the eliptical 3-4 times a week and I dance 2 times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: my attitude, most definately

Anything else you would like to share with us: Im excited!
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:36 PM   #348  
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First name:Jessica

Geographical location: Peoria Area Illinois

Age:24

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:None

Occupation:Engineer

Pets:None

Hobbies/Interests:Cooking, Baking, reading, going for walks, going out with friends.

Height:5'8"

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/ Light Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:June 30, 2009

Starting Weight:255

Present Weight:248

Goal Weight:175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:I Love Food too much

Following any specific plan:Not really, Mainly watching food intake and trying to work out more often.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I lost about 60 lbs about 5 years ago in college and due to a change in lifestyle I gained most of it back. I am going to hawaii in 4 months and figure that gives me the boost i need to get back on track.

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Old 08-19-2009, 03:43 PM   #349  
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Geographical location: Canada

Age: 26, I think.

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Home Keeper, Writer, Procrastinator, Amateur cook

Pets: Three Kitties

Hobbies/Interests: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Cooking

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown or Blond or somewhere in between

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sometime in 2002

Starting Weight: 170ish

Present Weight: 150(ish)

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I eat like a horse thanks to hypermetabolism as a youth.

Following any specific plan: Eat well and get off of lazy butt every now and then.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm trying to get involved in communities and improve my willpower, and following all of the success stories so I have much better motivation.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I use a lot of weight loss motivational stories and quotes to uplift me and keep me going. Some of my favorite sites inclue howtheylostweight.com, weight-loss-story.blogspot.com, inspirational-quotes.info

I really hope to get back to a healthy weight for my size!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:22 PM   #350  
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Hi everyone! I just joined yesterday :P

First name: Kim

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 23

Marital Status: I have a boyfriend

Children/Ages: None that I know of :P

Occupation: I got laid off recently but I'm going back to school in September for Anthropology.

Pets: 3 goldfish. Their name's are: Fish, Fish, and Fish.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, jogging, kayaking, board games, singing.

Height: 5'8" and one forth an inch if I wanna be a brat :P

Eye/Hair Color: Blue - or greenishy greyishy blue. Depends who you ask really.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 11th, 2009

Starting Weight: 228

Present Weight: 225

Goal Weight: 170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Just having the motivation and not being a lazy arse!

Following any specific plan: Not being lazy. That's basically it. I'm not eating junk, jogging every day. Not anything special but the tried and true way of eating healthy and working out.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I never actually tried for myself. I wanted to get skinny for other people and I never loved myself enough before to do it for myself. Now I do love myself.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I don't want to be skinny, I want to be healthy. I want to feel as strong on the outside as I do on the inside.

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Old 08-20-2009, 02:11 PM   #351  
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Geographical location: Somewhere in Colorado

Age: 23

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Grad Student

Pets: 2 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, camping, playing with our dogs, reading, learning various crafts that I never complete, and working on our new house

Height: 5' 7"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Off and on since June 2009

Starting Weight: 180

Present Weight: 180

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My husband's cravings for eating out and fast food (including late night DQ runs!)...but he's not around for the next 2 months so I've stocked the house with healthy food and am ready to get down to business!

Following any specific plan: Ordering Turbo Jam and taking my dogs for daily walks

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: We have bought a house, I'm getting ready to start graduate school, and want to look great in a business casual wardrobe - I am more motivated now that the "real world" is finally the light at the end of the tunnel. Also, my husband is not around to distract me!

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Old 08-21-2009, 05:16 AM   #352  
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Geographical location: Gilroy, CA

Age: 26

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Dispatcher

Pets: Sprocket (dog)

Hobbies/Interests: Movies, shopping, wine tasting

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Gray/Blue Eyes/ Brown Hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Offically 8/27/2009

Starting Weight: 237lbs

Present Weight: 237lbs

Goal Weight: 180ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Cooking healthy

Following any specific plan: WW

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Need to do it for my health

Anything else you would like to share with us: Looking forward to my journey!
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:39 PM   #353  
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Age: 19 (20 in October, so I'll qualify as a "20-something" soon enough )

Marital Status: so single it's not even funny

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Occupation: student

Pets: 1, dog (Brandon)

Hobbies/Interests: cataloging my vast music collection, wandering through book stores, watching way too many Premier League games and Rock documentaries, going to concerts, reading everything I can get my hands on.

Height: 5' 8"

Eye/Hair Color: green/ red (though I'm not a natural ginger)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8/20/2009

Starting Weight: 187

Present Weight: 187

Goal Weight: 119

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating, "sleepwalk"/night eating.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have the support of this forum, and the motivation of losing 20 pounds by my friend's wedding in early November.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Great forum, great people...can't wait to help support all of you gorgeous gals on your journeys =).
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:13 AM   #354  
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Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: DD (11 Months)

Occupation: Admin Assistant

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Shopping, Garage Sale-ing, Karaoke

Height: 5 Feet 0 Inches

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 08/24/2009

Starting Weight: 203

Present Weight: 203

Goal Weight: 175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Control my eating.

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:04 PM   #355  
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Geographical location: Providence, RI

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Student

Pets: At home, I have a greyhound mix named Sadie. I'd like to get a dog soon, but it wouldn't be fair to do that until I'm settled.

Hobbies/Interests: art, family/friends, books, pre-80s music, movies

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: brown eyes, blonde hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Probably this summer, though I have struggled with my weight since puberty.

Starting Weight: My highest weight was 193, in 8th grade. That was miserable. Recent highest weight- 167

Present Weight: 151

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Lack of time- I go back to school in 2 weeks, and I'm worried that I won't be able to fit exercise and healthy cooking into my busy schedule. Also, drinking is a pretty big part of my social scene, and I'm worried that that will derail everything.

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting, 45 min run every other day, yoga tapes

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've finally realized that I can do it. That my weight is completely under my control. Also, this summer I have been trying to get healthy in every way possible- I quit smoking (and still lost weight!), stopped using caffeine and alcohol, started exercising, and have been trying to iron out the body-image issues I've had forever.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I think I'm finally ready.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:05 PM   #356  
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Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: N/A.. Unless my best friends kids count. I see them as much as she does and she calls me their second mommy. Ha! Elisha- 2 1/2 and Elissa 1 1/2

Occupation: Student

Pets: One very, very spoiled Malti-Poo named Khloe

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, scrapbooking, card making, reading, and Little League Baseball!

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Red

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: August 17, 2009

Starting Weight: 188.6

Present Weight: 187.4

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: I like to eat. I am a bored eater. I don't have a job so I have WAY too much time on my hands. I like the feeling of exercising and sweating, but seriously lack the motivation to get me from sitting to dressed and actually working out. I want to be able to run like a marathoner.. I love running even though it's hard and I can't breath and it hurts. It makes me feel free.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I plan to stick with this.. regardless of how hard it is or how much I feel I am not making much of a difference. I am not a patient person and I want results fast. I've learned slow and steady is what will keep the weight off. I hope so anyway.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm really ready and going to do this. I want to be healthy and fit into my clothes. I am committing myself to weight watchers until the end of the year. If I don't see the results I am looking for I will reevaluate and try something else!
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:31 PM   #357  
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Geographical location: Germany

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: No

Occupation: Student

Pets: No

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Browsing, watching movies

Height: 156cm

Eye/Hair Color: Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 27-08-2009

Starting Weight: 159lbs

Present Weight: 159lbs

Goal Weight: 132lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I tend to eat all the time when I am not doing anything else. I am so lazy to do exercises. I like the idea of walking for an hour, but mostly don't get motivated enough. And I love chocolates.

Following any specific plan: No, just calorie count

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I really want to make it this time, since I have been diagnosed with a cyst in my ovary.

Anything else you would like to share with us: As an Indian, I used to have rice for all three meals. I don't know how to change my diet from this to a healthy one.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:04 PM   #358  
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Age:20

Marital Status:in a relationship

Children/Ages:none

Occupation: independant consul;tant

Pets:no

Hobbies/Interests:reading ,going to the park ,fishing

Height:5 ft 7 inches

Eye/Hair Color:brunette hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: august 5,2009

Starting Weight:240

Present Weight:240

Goal Weight:160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: diets

Following any specific plan: turbo jam

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i relize i need to lose weight to live healthy.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:18 PM   #359  
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First name: Meg

Geographical location: Pittsburgh, PA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Living with my boyfriend

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: I have a full-time job, and am also a part-time student (nursing)

Pets: 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: shopping, fashion, reading, Pittsburgh sports, going out with friends, medicine/nursing, movies, exercise, yoga

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: green/red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8/27/09

Starting Weight: 160 lbs.

Present Weight: 160 lbs.

Goal Weight: 135 lbs.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: late night eating after I get home from class, hypothyroidism

Following any specific plan: Not really. I am eating 1,500 calories per day. Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays I go to the gym right after work for at least an hour and then walk 2 miles home. Sundays are for yoga - I go to a studio rather than trying to do it at home - it makes a huge difference, I love it!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm adjusting to living with my boyfriend and not being in complete control of what goes into the fridge. He's also trying to lose weight though, so I think it will be a big help to have someone there who is dealing with the same issues. I'm also trying to set smaller goals for myself. I always say I want to lose x amount of pounds, and it's some huge number that seems completely daunting. Just trying to take baby steps, stay positive and make a lifestyle change rather than become obsessed with the numer on the scale.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:18 PM   #360  
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Geographical location: (Southern) New Jersey

Age: 20

Marital Status: Dating my wonderful boyfriend, John

Children/Ages: -

Occupation: Student; Nanny, Animal Rescue

Pets: 2 rabbits, 2 cats, 2 dogs, fish

Hobbies/Interests: knitting, spinning (yarn), drawing, web & graphic design, photography, dancing, swimming, walking, hiking, skiing

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Red (naturally, of course)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 19, 2009

Starting Weight: 222lb

Present Weight: 205lb

Goal Weight: 135lb

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love food. I'm Irish and Italian. We like to eat. Lots.

Following any specific plan: Exercise, portion control, and making healthier eating choices

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: That it's actually working for once.

Anything else you would like to share with us: So happy to have found this site!!!

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