20-Something Profiles

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  • First name: Sarah

    Geographical location: I'm in college so I move around the country, but mostly I'm in East Lansing, Michigan

    Age: nearly 20 (I turn 20 in a few short weeks)

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None.

    Occupation: Student

    Pets: My family has 2 pembroke corgis, but I have none of my very own.

    Hobbies/Interests: Irish dance, photography, field hockey, drawing, writing

    Height: 5' 5.5"

    Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1\6\10

    Starting Weight: 224

    Present Weight: 224

    Goal Weight: 155

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Gag reflex on most veggies, especially lettuce! It is sooo embarrassing to try and fail to eat a salad....

    Following any specific plan: Probably a very low calorie plan with premade shakes,etc. from my doctor, anything else will be undermined by the choices in the dorm cafeteria.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am prepared to do whatever it takes. I feel a sense of urgency and determination that I've never felt before.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Not that I can think of at the moment
  • First name:Brittany

    Geographical location:USA

    Age:21

    Marital Status:Married to Brandon since 10/2006

    Children/Ages:Phoenix (age 11mths)

    Occupation:Preschool Teacher by Day,Nursing Student by Night

    Pets:2 Gold Fish

    Hobbies/Interests:Anything Crafty

    Height:5'4''

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/1/2010

    Starting Weight: 242.6

    Present Weight: 237.6

    Goal Weight: My First Goal is to reach 180 pounds, my Ultimate goal is 145

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My Boredom Eating, and eating out

    Following any specific plan:Weight Watchers

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:My husband is also doing it and i feel ready

    Anything else you would like to share with us:
  • First name: Tami

    Geographical location: Seattle, WA

    Age: 24

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Commercial Real Estate Property Admin

    Pets: 4 year old Pointer mix Lola!

    Hobbies/Interests: Outdoors, music, dancing, photography, hiking, swimming, billiards, darts, bowling, driving, shopping, movies, wii lol I could go on for days.

    Height: 5'4"

    Eye/Hair Color:Blue-Green eyes / Naturally Light Brown Dyed Black

    Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: Officially 12/13/09

    Starting Weight: 232 (have been as high as 240's)

    Present Weight: 218.4

    Goal Weight: 140's

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Portion sizes and actually making myself work out.

    Following any specific plan: I'm using Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet as a meal replacement plan.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm tired of being the fat girl. I'm the biggest in my family and among my friends. I have never been thin, but have recently been a confident plumper. I'm tired of settling for good enough. I want to be able to turn guys heads in interest, not in disgust. No longer want to be the butt of jokes!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Would love to connect with women close to me as maybe work out buddies. Please contact me if you’re interested! Thanks!
  • HI EVERYONE! I'm new to the forum, just wanted to check in with the rest of the 20-somethings

    my info...

    First name: Shawna

    Geographical location: Austin, Tx

    Age: 26

    Marital Status: Single, but not for long

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Server and Actress

    Pets: None

    Hobbies/Interests: I've been acting my whole life, and it's simultaneously the most fun thing ever and my job. I just wish I could get the big roles and make some $$ so I can stop waiting tables. Someday... I also love to scrapbook!

    Height:5'6 and 1/4"

    Eye/Hair Color: Green/Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Well, I officially started exercising and cal counting Nov 16th, but I have been watching my crap intake since August-ish.

    Starting Weight: 173 in August

    Present Weight: 166

    Goal Weight: 130-135

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Snacking! I will skip meals all day in order to finish off a bag of salt and vinegar potato chips and 2-3 beers. Ugh

    Following any specific plan: I'm counting cals (1200-1500 cals/day) and I am currently eating mostly lean protein and fruits and veggies.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am not sure why, but I have just come to a breaking point. I am fed up with being uncomfortable in my own skin! And, I feel that if I can change this aspect of my life, there isn't anything I can't do, which is motivation in itself.. Plus, I have an online support group!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Drink tea if you're starting to get hungry
  • First name: Allyson

    Geographical location: Boston

    Age: 20

    Marital Status: single

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: student

    Pets: one cat and one dog

    Hobbies/Interests: music, writing, reading

    Height: 5 feet

    Eye/Hair Color: brown and pink hair with blue eyes lol

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: jan 8, 2010

    Starting Weight: 198

    Present Weight: 198

    Goal Weight: 115-120

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: motivation to stick with it

    Following any specific plan: not at the moment

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: im at my highest weight and am starting to finally admit that i need to lose this weight for my health

    Anything else you would like to share with us: im kinda shy but really nice and would love to give/recieve help and support
  • Hi allie!! welcome, welcome!! i struggle with motivation sometimes, too. sticking with it is so hard sometimes! but i'm with you, i never want to see my high on the scale again. Ever ever ever! You can do it, a little bit at a time every day

    ps My best friend lives in Boston! Brrrrr haha
  • First name: Melanie

    Geographical location: texas

    Age:26

    Marital Status: married

    Children/Ages: 2year old boy

    Occupation:CSR

    Pets:none

    Hobbies/Interests:reading, shopping, playing with my son.

    Height:5'6

    Eye/Hair Color:brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec 2nd 2009

    Starting Weight:315lbs

    Present Weight:298lbs

    Goal Weight:160lbs

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: excersise

    Following any specific plan:no

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: motivation to be a round for my son

    Anything else you would like to share with us: started looking at this site today for the first time and i feel so inspired by you all!
  • So many new faces! Please go to the new 20 Somethings Profiles thread to post a little bit about yourself.