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Suzanne 3FC 12-15-2008 08:12 AM

20-Something Profiles
 
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Please add your profile, so we can get to know you better. Simply copy the text below and paste it into a reply and add your information :)


First name:

Geographical location:

Age:

Marital Status:

Children/Ages:

Occupation:

Pets:

Hobbies/Interests:

Height:

Eye/Hair Color:

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:

Starting Weight:

Present Weight:

Goal Weight:

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:

Following any specific plan:

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:

Anything else you would like to share with us:

neeka 12-15-2008 08:41 AM

First name: Neeka

Geographical location: varies between Europe & the US (East coast)

Age: 26

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none yet

Occupation: grad student

Pets: 2 lazy cats

Hobbies/Interests: running, yoga, reading novels, politics, reading the news, watching movies, tv series (most of all: True Blood, Lost, Gossip Girl, The West Wing), documentaries, baking cookies, cupcakes and muffins (although not recently! haha)

Height: 5 ft 4

Eye/Hair Color: blonde / blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 1st 2008

Starting Weight: 145

Present Weight: 141

Goal Weight: 116

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my sweet tooth

Following any specific plan: no, just counting calories helps a lot

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
That I'm seeing it as a challenge and that I'm not ashamed of it anymore. I've learned the hard way that crash diets don't work, so I've given myself a reasonable time frame and I'm doing it the healthy way!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Visiting this forum & reading all your stories and comments really keeps me motivated - thanks for that!

MonteCristo 12-15-2008 08:48 AM

First name: Antonia

Geographical location: Arkansas

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single, living at home

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Accountant

Pets: N/A

Hobbies/Interests: Crochet, Movies, Books

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/4/07

Starting Weight: 220lbs

Present Weight: 165lbs

Goal Weight:
136lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
I REALLY like eating!

Following any specific plan: No, just calorie counting and moderate exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It is working! J/K, I am actually exercising this time.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I don't think I would have ever made it to this point without 3FC. The amount of support here is unbelievable!

JackieRn 12-15-2008 08:49 AM

First name: Jackie

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: RN

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: running, reading anything by Jerome Groopman, cooking, traveling, movies, music, taking random classes, public health.

Height: 5"4

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 2008

Starting Weight: 144 lbs

Present Weight: 122 lbs

Goal Weight: 118 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Consistency after I reach my goal, I've always made a plan to lose weight but never one to keep it off.

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting and Whole Food Lifestyle

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not starving myself and have allowed myself to lose the weight slowly rather than 19 in 6 weeks as I've done in the past.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love 3fc and can't wait till I can be part of the maintenance forum, that has become such a source of motivation for me.

luvja 12-15-2008 09:07 AM

First name: Sherri

Geographical location: Ontario, Canada

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Not Yet

Occupation: Client Care Coordinator...for now. I hate my job and plan on quitting soon

Pets: 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: Travelling, Dancehall and Reggae music, Friends

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyed blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sometime in summer of 08 I started getting serious. I had lost about 20 lbs a year before.

Starting Weight: 343

Present Weight: 274

Goal Weight: 160ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Temptation! I still have issues with that

Following any specific plan: No. I've never counted a calorie in my life.... thats just NOT for me! I just eat healthy and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want it so bad this time, so bad that I won't give up

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love 3FC :)

Elwing 12-15-2008 09:18 AM

First name: Maaike

Geographical location: Holland

Age: 22

Marital Status: As single as can be.

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Medical student

Pets: none (possibly a few mice I don't want)

Hobbies/Interests: reading, drawing, writing, herbs, cooking, baking, MMORPG's, gaming, music, playing guitar

Height: 5' 6.5'' i.e. 169 cm

Eye/Hair Color: green/brown vs brown/red (chestnut)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I believe 1 september 2008

Starting Weight: 76 kg

Present Weight: 65 kg

Goal Weight: 65 kg

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I am a big snacker when I have the occasion. People put something down in front of me, and I'll eat it. If I plan out what to eat at for example a party beforehand it goes better - a little bit. The strategy of not snacking the rest of the day, making sure I'm full and exercising more works better for me.

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I succeeded... I wanted it so bad and I was really sick of my excess weight. In my head, failure was not an option.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Thank you all so much for your support and advice. I don't think I could have done it without you. And I'll post pics soon.

wrdfrog 12-15-2008 09:37 AM

First name: Ashley

Geographical location: East Coast, USA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: research advancement project specialist

Pets: 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: yoga, reading, writing, computer/console/tabletop rpg games, anime, swimming, martial arts, cinema

Height: 5'1

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 2008

Starting Weight: 209 lbs

Present Weight: 182.8 lbs

Goal Weight: 125 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I need to be mindful of my eating. I sometimes eat when stressed or bored, so I have to keep a watch out for that. Also, I am easily discouraged and it sometimes leads me to fall back into bad habits.

Following any specific plan: Move more, eat less and only when I am hungry is my basic plan.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm focusing more on mini goals and trying to forget that I have a larger goal so I won't get as discouraged when thinking about how far I have to go.

Anything else you would like to share with us: 3FC is really a great help. Reading about other people's struggles and successes really helps me know that I'm not alone.

PrettyPaula 12-15-2008 09:59 AM

First name: Paula

Geographical location: Nottingham UK

Age: 24

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: none(!)

Occupation: Store Manager

Pets: 4 cats, all monsters

Hobbies/Interests: music, gigs, cookery, reading

Height: 5ft 9.5

Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes, black hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: nov 2008

Starting Weight: 216.8

Present Weight: 212.2

Goal Weight: 160-170 i think?

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being able to resist take aways, making myself exercise

Following any specific plan: just whole foods, low cal

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i feel ready for the long haul, instant gratification is no longer my friend.

Anything else you would like to share with us: i have lots of tattoos :)

junebug41 12-15-2008 10:07 AM

So last time I did this I was living with my boyfriend, in college and had just hit maintenance. I married the BF, graduated, and have 15 pounds to lose. Boy how things change!

First name: Jen

Geographical location: Denver, CO

Age: 26 (27 next month)

Marital Status: Married (8/23/08)

Children/Ages: Not yet

Occupation: Production/event coordinator

Pets: cattle dog (Dax) cranky old cat (Puck)

Hobbies/Interests: Music industry news and law, working out, hiking,

Height: 5'6.5

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/10/04 (goal of 135 met on 11/1/04)

Starting Weight: 210-220 (?)

Present Weight:150 :(

Goal Weight: 135 :)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating out and drinking! Ever since I got married in August, I have been steadily creeping up. This is due to not being accountable anymore. Well, that's changed! My husband is on board, too and that helps!

Following any specific plan: Whole foods and calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Implementing tools that will allow me to be accountable (The Daily Plate) and my DH's support.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've been around since I started maintaining and am excited to be back on top of my game!

jahjah1223 12-15-2008 11:10 AM

First name:Robin

Geographical location:Memphis,TN U.S.A

Age:24

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:2 girls one boy 6.4.2

Occupation:mother

Pets:i have enough kids haha

Hobbies/Interests:belly dancing,playing with my kids, singling horribly.

Height:5'3

Eye/Hair Color:brown/dirty blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Sept.08

Starting Weight:160

Present Weight:136.6

Goal Weight:120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Family gatherings!

Following any specific plan:Nope just watching what i eat and exercising a whole lot.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Im not giving up if i binge just one day! i pick myself up and get back on the plan . Im not letting anyone influence me on giving up because they think i look good enough after losing 5 pounds.

Here we go again 12-15-2008 11:36 AM

First name: Heather

Geographical location: Sacramento, CA

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Office Manager/ HR Director

Pets: n/a

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, reading, hanging out with friends.

Height: 5'11

Eye/Hair Color: brown/ red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/24/08

Starting Weight: 305

Present Weight: 272

Goal Weight: 190?

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: to keep going when I don't "feel" like it.

Following any specific plan: Cal counting and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've stuck to it more than 3 months! I have an accountability partner and this site.

caligirl98 12-15-2008 11:45 AM

First name: Trina

Geographical location: Bay Area, CA

Age: 25

Marital Status: single…ish

Children/Ages: none yet

Occupation: administrative assistant/shipping director/office manager (yeah, woman of many titles

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: reading, writing, working out, watching wrestling

Height: 4'11 (ack!)

Eye/Hair Color: brown, brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: many start dates...10/12/04 is the very start. 2/21/08 us the last start

Starting Weight: 286

Present Weight:235 ish...

Goal Weight:170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: binging and purging...knowing that the food isn't going anywhere

Following any specific plan: low cal

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: if I just stay focused, I'll see results. I have to keep that mind set

Anything else you would like to share with us: I want to be a writer when I grow up.

kelli32 12-15-2008 05:44 PM

First name: Kelli

Geographical location: KC, MO-- whoooaaaa!

Age: 23

Marital Status: singlet

Children/Ages: As far as I'm concerned, I have no uterus.

Occupation: Mutual Fund Account Associate, grad student.

Pets: Pit bull- Diego, black cat- Tony Dungy

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, running, window shopping, laughing.

Height:5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sept 9 (ish) 2008

Starting Weight: 188

Present Weight: 169

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being a broke college student and not being able to afford healthy food and eating like crazy when I get the chance because I feel like I won't have money for food later.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know I can do it and I truely want to- 3FC.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm really sarcastic.

Chele615 12-15-2008 06:18 PM

First name: Michele

Geographical location: Boston, MA

Age: 29

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: High school special education teacher

Pets: None at the moment, but I have had cats all growing up.

Hobbies/Interests: Watching figure skating, traveling, road trips, going to Canada, reading, music, laughing, bargain shopping

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes/Brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2008

Starting Weight: 250

Present Weight: 207.5

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating candy and getting exercise in when my routine gets messed up a bit.

Following any specific plan: Counting calories and going to the gym

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am serious about it this time. I have seen wonderful results and I can't wait to see more!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have the most adorable nieces and nephew ever!! haha

tdiprincess 12-15-2008 07:40 PM

First name: Brittany

Geographical location: Buffalo

Age: 21...22 in February

Marital Status: married to Mike. Just over 1 year. (Aug. 07)

Children/Ages: none...and don't want any

Occupation: husband's secretary ( I work with him and I spend his check)

Pets: borrowed hubbie's parent's cat for a few weeks.. we had a mouse problem. Problem gone and I learned that I am not a cat person. Would like a dog, but that comes when we get a house

Hobbies/Interests: cooking good food. playing on interweb, games, hanging out with friends. driving.

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: green, blue and sometimes gray/ naturally red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: hmmm.. I started at 190 in 2006. I'm at 158 in 2008.
Starting Weight: 190

Present Weight: 158

Goal Weight: 135-145 basically 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I like my candies. Especially around the holiday season. Its allll sooo good!!! I don't enjoy exercising. And we are always on the go. We drive for a living. So I have to pack healthy lunches, or we get fast food I also suffer from arthritis in my hips bad. Somedays, I just can't do anything. I get depressed at times because of it. I'm 21 and can't clothe myself sometimes

Following any specific plan: yes, MINE! Small portions, about 300 cal/meal, tons of dairy, beans, veggies and fruit. Some fish, minimal meat.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm determined to lose it. I am at a point where weight loss is more important than eating candy!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I believe in making my weightloss journey fun and enjoyable. I try not to stress out too much when I don't lose as quickly as I want or I gain a pound. I eat what I enjoy eating. If I don't like it, I'm not going to stick to it.

bjeweled 12-15-2008 08:38 PM

First name: Brie

Geographical location:St. Louis

Age:25

Marital Status:quite single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Full Time Student/Recently Unemployed

Pets: 11 year old Yorkie named Scoupe

Hobbies/Interests: reading, listening to music, cooking and eating :D

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/ red currently

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: february 2007

Starting Weight: 213

Present Weight: 202.5

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being consistent and sticking to my plan to complete my journey and reach my goal. i need to finish things!!!
Following any specific plan: abs diet for women guidelines and exercising at least 5x a week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i am taking this journey as a life or death situation. no going back.
Anything else you would like to share with us: hmmm i began losing weight on my own last february and lost 23 pounds and then gained them all back and then some due to bad choices i made while going through a really bad break up and using the depo provera shot.
i know what its like to be an emotional eater and to make bad choices due to the things that life throws at you. and i know that unhealthy food comforts during those moments but when you look in the mirror and see the damage you have done to yourself for whatever reason it all feels so much worse. i dont want to wear my pain anymore and i hope that others will begin shedding the evidence of their struggles as well.

TXJess 12-15-2008 10:15 PM

First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 25

Marital Status: Married (happily :D)

Children/Ages: One son Aidan - 16 months

Occupation: Procurement Services Manager

Pets: One 3 month old mutt - 1/2 Lab 1/2 Catahoula Bulldog

Hobbies/Interests: Video games, playing with the kiddo and fixing up the new house

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 11/27/2008

Starting Weight: 235

Present Weight: 222.2

Goal Weight: 145? maybe 150?

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating when not hungry!!!!

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting & generally eating healthier

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm actually trying. I've never tried to lose weight before... or cared

Anything else you would like to share with us: I work full time, school part time and a mom & wife so I really hope I can continue to juggle everything. If I fall off the horse so to speak I hope I jump back on quick enough to prevent any real damage to the weight loss

dancingirl81 12-15-2008 10:52 PM

First name:Dotty

Geographical location: Maryland, US

Age: 27

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:n/a

Occupation:self employed... jack of all trades.

Pets: my roommate has a kitten... also we have 2 turtles and a fish

Hobbies/Interests:dance, color guard, piano

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: the day i was born, lol.... around august 2005

Starting Weight:228

Present Weight: 174

Goal Weight: 140ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: procrastinating 'i can do better tomorrow...' and blowing off the rest of the day

Following any specific plan: not currently

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: at the moment, i'm trying to get back into the groove of losing the way i was a year or so ago.

Anything else you would like to share with us: motivation, motivation, motivation!

leighish 12-15-2008 11:00 PM

First name: Ashleigh

Geographical location:Lake Jackson, TX (South of Houston, minutes away from the coast)

Age: 23

Marital Status: happily married

Children/Ages: one son, 11 months

Occupation: Cake decorator.

Pets: 2 kitties. One 7 year old and one 2 year old.

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, baking, music, art, dancing, playing with my son

Height: 5'10"

Eye/Hair Color: I'll bite and say Hazel eyes although it's been argued that they are green no wait brown no wait green. My hair is medium-dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 17th 2008

Starting Weight: 245lbs

Present Weight: 187lbs

Goal Weight:170lbs (for now)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Boredom.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting and exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't know, but whatever it is, It's working.

Anything else you would like to share with us: a hug! :hug:

Blcarter84 12-16-2008 12:06 AM

First name: Becky

Geographical location: South Boardman, MI

Age:24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: I have an almost 2 year old little boy

Occupation: Server

Pets:None

Hobbies/Interests: Movie watching, internet, being outside! Playing with my son, music etc

Height:5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown, Brown(well kind of red as of today)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:September 2008...but had to restart in November once I moved back home

Starting Weight:214

Present Weight:204.8

Goal Weight:170, but ultimately like 145-150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not giving up because I dont lose for a couple of days...and not falling into depression

Following any specific plan:South Beach Diet and excercising...just focusing

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time it is to be healthy. Before I just wouldn't eat hardly

Anything else you would like to share with us?:: I love you guys!!

joyra 12-16-2008 12:57 AM

First name: Rachel

Geographical location: South Korea, originally from Minnesota

Age: 27

Marital Status: Living with my boyfriend of 2 years

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Elementary School English Teacher

Pets: n/a

Hobbies/Interests: Dance Dance Revolution, Indian Food, Sailboats, Street Fashion Blogs and Postcard-Sized Art.

Height: 5'1

Eye/Hair Color: Brown / Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Birth? This time September '08

Starting Weight: 173

Present Weight: 160

Goal Weight: 100-115

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Inertia. My body likes to sit, while my mouth likes to move (eat). I need to reverse this.

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting + Daily exercise... I'm doing at least 20 minutes of exercise a day, different routine everyday and toning exercises. Calories are below 1500 right now and I'm working on lowering that a little more.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My boyfriend is really supportive, tells me to quit eating and go to the gym, even when I don't want to hear it. I've never tracked calories so consistently. I don't snack much anymore. My portion size is getting better and better. I'm exercising even when my muscles are still sore (rather than working out and taking 3 days off). And I am obsessed with 3FC! If not for this site, I would've given up a long time ago. I haven't lost much so far but it's more than I would've on my own.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm in a new country and city and dieting by myself has always been a weak point for me so it's been incredibly helpful to check in with everyone at 3FC, especially the 20-sthgs!

pinkplatypus 12-18-2008 08:08 AM

First name: Julie

Geographical location: Beijing, China

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Kindergarten English Teacher

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: I love running, keeping up with celebrity gossip (guilty pleasure!!!!), cooking, traveling, learning new languages, shopping, interior design, fashion design and marketing, music, swimming, basketball, rock climbing, drinking coffee, movies, and more and more and more!!! :)

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel eyes/brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 2008

Starting Weight: 181

Present Weight: 145

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: binging

Following any specific plan: counting calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I loved myself before I lost the weight

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am here for support and friends. :) I want to be positive about weightloss and healthy. I'm done with extremes. I want a lifestyle, not a quick fix.

Vahla 12-18-2008 08:14 AM

First name: Rhiannon

Geographical location: UK

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Industrial Chemist, rah :)

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Knitting, riding my Vespa, exercising,crafting,and much much more

Height: 5 foot 7

Eye/Hair Color: Blue hair/ Brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Mid 2008

Starting Weight: 210 when I started

Present Weight: 180

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stopping myself buying junk when I don't NEED it

Following any specific plan: Eat less,exercise more

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I actually have the motivation this time to get it done!

Anything else you would like to share with us: This forum is so great, I think it could be the thing that helps me shift the weight.

LizzieBee 12-18-2008 10:41 AM

First name: Liz

Geographical location: Houston, TX

Age: 28

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 1 Daughter - 6 months old

Occupation: Project Management

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Being outdoors, running

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 2008

Starting Weight: 194

Present Weight: 193

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: controlling appetite & finding time to work out between a 6 month old and a full time job.

Following any specific plan: Counting Calories and Cardio/Weight lifting exercises

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past I have lost 50+ lbs, this time I have a 6 month old daughter and still have a lot of pregnancy weight to lose...plus I am 2 years older...yikes my metabolism is slowing down.

Anything else you would like to share with us: naw

onestar 12-24-2008 12:19 AM

First name: Rina

Geographical location: houston, texas

Age: 25

Marital Status: living with my boyfriend of 3 years

Children/Ages: one and a half year old daughter

Occupation: student

Pets: 1 dog (maltese), 1 cat (tabby)

Hobbies/Interests: watching t.v., hanging out with my cuz, internet

Height: 5' 00''

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12-22-2008

Starting Weight: 201

Present Weight: 201

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: snacking, escpecially on sweets

Following any specific plan: no...just eating lots of fruits and veggies, and watching fat content of food

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i am the biggest i've ever been and i am miserable

Anything else you would like to share with us:

dizzysoi 12-24-2008 12:34 AM

First name: Jessica

Geographical location: San Antonio, TX

Age: 20 (in january)

Marital Status: singular

Children/Ages: do dogs count? lol

Occupation: Full time student

Pets: 2 dogs, 2 ferrets, a cat, a bird, a red tail boa, an eel and a clown fish

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, and animals

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Greeny Blue, always changing

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October

Starting Weight:198

Present Weight:196.2

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Getting off this damn plateau of the 90's

Following any specific plan:nope, just eating right and exercising

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I haven't tried in the past

Anything else you would like to share with us:not that I can think ok

vixjean 12-24-2008 09:20 PM

First name: Vix or vixjean is good

Geographical location:
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Age: 28

Marital Status: ENGAGED!

Children/Ages: none yet!

Occupation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent

Pets: Corky the Yorkie

Hobbies/Interests: Espresso, step aerobics, my new home, beading,

Height: 4'11"

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 23rd, 2007 (great question)

Starting Weight:
180

Present Weight: 164.2

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Allowing myself the attention I deserve.

Following any specific plan: I am a non-practicing calorie counter =(

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I have a goal date to look good in a dress.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
3FC are awesome, and I love the support here.:hug:

jbeans84 12-27-2008 12:23 PM

First name: Jamie

Geographical location: Long Island, NY

Age: 19

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: No thank you

Occupation: Full time student

Pets: 3 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: movies, shopping, just hanging out making people laugh

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue / Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today ... December 27, 2008... although I have been on and off diets for as long as I can remember

Starting Weight: I am currently 170

Present Weight:

Goal Weight: I would like to be 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Living on campus with not a lot of food choices / not having my own kitchen to cook, my friends constantly around me with their bad eating habits, smoking, not enough motivation to walk to the campus gym in the cold and rainy weather

Following any specific plan: I already eat healthy its just that I eat way to late at night and sleep too much as well as not enough exercise so this time around I plan on a small workout everyday and to try and cut out carbs. I am also considering the lemonade/cayenne pepper/syrup flush thing.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Going to make as much of an effort as possible to go to the gym and if not work out in my small dorm room, get motivation from my roommate who does work out everyday, limit sweets which have been my downfall in the past, I have also cut out soda completely for a month now

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have been on and off diets since I was probably 12 years old, my mother has always been obsessed with my weight and what I eat which has led me to overeat or not eat, to the point where I have not been able to go a day without thinking about food whether it be good or bad. I also have been on and off birth control for the past year which I think has contributed to my weight gain.

CurvyEnglishChick 12-27-2008 08:31 PM

Hi all! I joined earlier this week and thought I'd jump right in and join the chatter!

First name: Dara

Geographical location: Georgia

Age: 27

Marital Status: Alas, I am still single :(

Children/Ages: Alyssa (8) and Cole (2)

Occupation: English grad student/searching for a real job

Pets: Do my kids count? :p

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, arguing ;), cooking, camping & hiking, playing with my kiddies, hanging with friends, watching TV

Height: 5 feet, one-and-a-half inches (because that half counts!)

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/blondish-brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Ummm, that would be August 17th, but I got off track and gained back 5 of the 12 pounds I had lost. So I am back on track and starting at 183 lbs.

Starting Weight: 190 lbs.

Present Weight: 183 lbs.

Goal Weight: 127 lbs.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My resistance to exercise and failure to take advantage of the fantastic gym on campus, coupled with my Southern girl's love for sweet tea. Like, a 500 cal/day addiction to the stuff.

Following any specific plan: I refuse to diet any more than simply cutting out soda and tea while adding water, fruits and veggies. I plan on exercising at least 5 times a week. I have a few workout DVDs, the My Fitness Coach game for the Wii, a jump rope, and free access to a fabulous gym. There are no excuses for me not working out. :tread: :lifter: :exercise:

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past, I have always focused on dieting and that never worked for me for longer than a couple weeks. This time, I'm focusing on a healthier lifestyle and not deprivation, mainly including exercise. Also, my kids are staying with my mom so I can focus on completing my MA in one year. Therefore, I can not use excuses like "I have to buy junk food for the kids" or "I have no time to exercise, I have kids," etc. There are no excuses for me to continue living in this fat suit!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Let me think about it...

Looking forward to interacting with all of you! :hug:

notforlong 12-27-2008 10:09 PM

First name: Nic

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 25

Marital Status: in a relationship

Children/Ages:

Occupation: assistant

Pets: 4 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: reading and going to the beach

Height:5"3

Eye/Hair Color: blue/ brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: october 08

Starting Weight: 168

Present Weight: 158

Goal Weight: <130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: food, wine, getting to the gym

Following any specific plan: trying to stay on south beach diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Never been overweight and saw pictures in which i didn't recognize myself

cat1031 12-28-2008 02:59 AM

First name:Cat

Geographical location:Virginia Beach

Age:27

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:I have nine students all in 4th grade... Does that count??

Occupation:Special Education Teacher and Student (working on the Masters Degree)

Pets:3 dogs, a cat, a bird, 2 horses, 4 hermit crabs (classroom pet), 2 Guinea Pigs (classroom pets), and a fish

Hobbies/Interests:Reading, Taking pictures, searching the internet for nothing, texting, and iming

Height:5'3"

Eye/Hair Color:blue/dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Restarting 12/24

Starting Weight:255

Present Weight:250

Goal Weight:Mini Goal Weight = 200 Long term = health weight

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Sticking to the stupid boring diet since I have so many restrictions.

Following any specific plan:Gluten Free, Corn Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, etc...

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I am losings this weight because if I don't I will continue to have the stomach issues that I have been having. Plus I want to be around for a long time and its about sticking time I get healthy!

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I am dying to find someone else out there that has the same food problems that I have.

diamondinthedesert 12-28-2008 06:24 PM

First name: Tiffany

Geographical location:Indiana

Age:21

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:N/A

Occupation: full time college student

Pets:does a Macbook count?! ;)

Hobbies/Interests:reading anything I can get my hands on, Jillian Michael's podcast, tumbling, napping-lol (that's college for ya :dizzy: )

Height:5'3

Eye/Hair Color:Brown, Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:September 08'

Starting Weight:172

Present Weight:155

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating on all meals on the go..

Following any specific plan:Whatever Jillian Michaels says, I do, and it's working!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my first time counting calories as opposed to thinking that I was eating healthy which meant that i could eat as much as I wanted.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

kmelody 12-28-2008 06:58 PM

First name: Kara

Geographical location: Midwest, USA

Age: almost 24

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Pets: 2 Cats

Hobbies/Interests: reading, running, photography, golf, basketball

Height: 5'10''

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec. 1, 2008

Starting Weight: 224

Present Weight: 216

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Binge eating (especially mid-late afternoon), self-sabotage, poor attitude and self image

Following any specific plan: South Beach Diet. Attending Boot Camp classes 3x a week and doing Turbo Jam and Pilates/Yoga on the off days.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My outlook. I HAVE to do this, it's no longer a choice for me. Exercise/good food choices are necessary!! I have tunnel vision this time and a great attitude. I WILL achieve my goals!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've been a member of 3FC for awhile now, but this is the first time I've really jumped into the forums. I've been a big time lurker. This is great!! Looking forward to getting to know you all!

onic28 12-28-2008 10:27 PM

Hello =)
 
First name: Olivia

Geographical location: North Carolina

Age: 18... I know i'm not a 20-something but I don't see anything for my age group... if there is please let me know, and if not, please keep me here =)

Marital Status: Not married, but in a serious relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Barista, Full-Time Student

Pets: 2 dogs. 1 pug and 1 boxer

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Music and spending time with my family

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown hair and hazel eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: My weight loss journery began about two years ago

Starting Weight: 189

Present Weight:170

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:I get discouraged easily and give in to bad foods easily.

Following any specific plan: Counting calories and working out on a schedual

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've joined a gym instead of just relying on my personal treadmill. I've also set up a chart that is visible to me that I'm recording my weight on to keep me motivated. I'm going to be counting calories just like i've done in the past.

Anything else you would like to share with us: When I began losing weight/dieting, I started at 189... I got down to 159 and enjoyed my weight but quickley let myself go and got back up to 170. I'm ready to lose this weight!

jfm5958 12-29-2008 12:55 PM

First name: Jennifer

Geographical location: Indiana

Age: 23

Marital Status: Live with BF

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Chemist

Pets: 1 tiger kitten, Max (10 months)

Hobbies/Interests: flute, piano, organizing

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/blondish brownish

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Yesterday! 28 Dec 2008

Starting Weight: 155

Present Weight: 154

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I loooove food. A lot. I espcially like to go out with my BF, fam, friends, who ever. It's kinda difficult too because BF eats whatever and doesn't worry about weight.

Following any specific plan: Nope. Just trying to make better food choices. I just recently gained weight and know it's my fault. I know how to eat right.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I haven't ever really tried to lose weight. I always weight 135-140...then I kinda got out of control my last semester of college.

OnlyWomanInTheHouse 12-29-2008 01:34 PM

First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Oklahoma, USA

Age: 22

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: Connor is 2.5 and Owen is 8 months.

Occupation: Stay at home mom!

Pets: One kitty, Calvin.

Hobbies/Interests: Student.

Height: 5'3''

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec 08

Starting Weight:188

Present Weight:186

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binge eating. :o

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers for nursing moms.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The number doesn't matter, how I feel is the most important.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Good luck everyone!! :hug:

Bosie 12-29-2008 07:00 PM

First name: Mandy

Geographical location: Chicago

Age: 27

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: PA

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, campy movies, yoga.

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12/29/2008

Starting Weight: 155

Present Weight: 155

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stress eating and not enough time to eat properly at work.

Following any specific plan: Slimfast

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't feel bad about it, just sort of matter-of-factual. I'd just like to look and feel better.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Looking for a Chicago exercise buddy!

Sarah Mac 12-29-2008 11:35 PM

First name: Sarah

Geographical location: Louisiana

Age: 23

Marital Status: recently single..blah...i hate men

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: professional student/working at the school library and I love it

Pets: 2 dogs we adopted from the shelters

Hobbies/Interests: Anything that involves people and lots of talking :D My first passion though is reading.

Height: 5'2" and 3/8

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Not sure

Starting Weight: Highest weight 254

Present Weight: 208

Goal Weight: 170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Battling the psychological issues and confronting them...and then exercise

Following any specific plan: Keeping moving and drop the fork

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I understand now through watching documentaries and speaking to doctors about the risk factors and what my future will look like.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

x0me880x 12-30-2008 05:26 AM

First name: Sadie

Geographical location:Boston


Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None yet, hopefully some day!

Occupation: Real Estate Broker

Pets: 2 Cats

Hobbies/Interests: Nature photography and going to concerts.

Height:5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Brunette, Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:

Starting Weight:265

Present Weight: 228

Goal Weight:150 is my first goal but I want to continue to at least 125 after that. So 125 I guess.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Way too many to count! Probably just the tempation of all those tasty foods out there.

Following any specific plan: Not really just eatting healthier. All the processed foods got thrown away. No frozen meals, no pizza, no chips, deserts, mac & cheese, fries, take out food, stuff like that I used to live off of.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am so much more motivated this time. I don't know what came upon me, but I am just so much more determinded and driven this time. I have learned that it's not so much a diet, but a life style change. I will not stop until I am pleased with how I look.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I was so hesitant to come on here and post anything about a month ago when I found this site. I thought it was really strange that a bunch of people who are pretty much complete strangers where so caring for one another and so supportive. But now I see that there are so many out there going through exactly what I am, and enjoy all the support I can get at any given time, about anything. You all dont even need to know someones name or anything about them, and will still give great advice and support. So thank you. It really has helped me through my journey. :carrot:

heather88 12-30-2008 05:45 AM

First name: Heather

Geographical location: TX

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Graphic Designer

Pets: 1 Cat, named Penelope

Hobbies/Interests: Computers, Art, Reading, Video Games, Movies

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12/26

Starting Weight: 300

Present Weight: 297

Ultimate goal Weight: 162

First Goal: 250lb by March 2 (My b-day)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Myself, being lazy, and never taking the time to LEARN what I need to do to be healthy.

Following any specific plan: I'm following an 1800 cal/day 60g fat/day plan and I am also taking Alli 3 meals a day. For exercise, I am doing the Biggest Loser Cardio Maximum Results Program DVD everyday, level 1 and warm-up.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Before I never knew how to diet. I did diets that cut out necessary nutrients which ultimately lead me to gaining all of the weight right back and then some!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I feel ashamed about my weight, and I've never shared information like this with others, but from browsing this site I finally feel comfortable and I hope that this place will help me on my journey and any rough spots that I may hit.


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