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MeganMary 02-19-2012 11:03 AM

First name:Megan

Geographical location: Canada

Age:28

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:Son (1.5yrs)

Occupation:

Pets:

Hobbies/Interests: Drinking coffee or wine with friends, board games, makeup, ....

Height:5'8

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Let's say TODAY!

Starting Weight:173

Present Weight:173

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Lack of motivation, sweet tooth

Following any specific plan:not really.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I really want to fit into my pre pregnancy clothing (I weighed the lowest of my adult life before getting pregnant 3 years ago this summer) it's time to lose the baby weight and more.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Melissa Dawn 02-19-2012 06:22 PM

First name: Melissa

Geographical location: South Eastern Wisconsin, USA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Married (6 years this May)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Reception and a landlord

Pets: 2 cats (Monster 7 and Belle-bel 3) 1 Dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Maverick 5)

Hobbies/Interests: Sewing, Knitting, Coaching Cheerleading

Height: 5' 4.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue-Green, Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec 27th 2011

Starting Weight: 260lbs

Present Weight: 243lbs

Goal Weight: 150lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Love of all this carb and icecream

Following any specific plan: South Beach

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Not relying on anyone else. I've failed twice before at the gym cause my workout buddy stopped coming so I gave up.

bopbot 02-22-2012 05:03 PM

First name: Stephanie

Geographical location: North Cackalacka

Age: 24

Marital Status: In a committed relationship.

Children/Ages: None, and no plans to have any.

Occupation: Paralegal.

Pets: Two cats: Zarathustra, 6, and Arthur, 7 months.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, personal finance and investing, weightlifting, my dumb awesome cats, movies, handheld video games, pinball, sewing.

Height: 5'3.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time's going to be the last time. August 1, 2011/February 1, 2012.

Starting Weight: 178.6lbs/174.0lbs

Present Weight: 169.0lbs

Goal Weight: 133lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Letting emotional eating (anxiety, frustration) get the better of me. It's a lot easier now that I live alone.

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting! It's what works. I also attend an hour-long Spin class and lift (heavy) weights at the YMCA three times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
1. I've discovered/come up with a lot of tricks to take the willpower out of dieting. If the decision's already been made for me, I don't have to fight my Fat Girl about what to eat or whether or not to go to the gym.
2. I've placed a bet on myself using stickK.com. I decided to lose one pound a week for 14 weeks, and every week I don't meet my goal, they donate $20 from my checking account to a charity I DON'T support. So far, I've successfully met (and, in fact, exceeded) my quota for 3 weeks running. 11 more to go!
3. I'm not as stressed as I was in August/Sept/Oct--at the time, I was living with my parents and working full time at a crappy minimum wage job I hated--and I'm getting eight hours of sleep a night. That was enough of a change to help my body stop hanging onto every single pound. I lost an average of 1.3 pounds a month last fall. I've already lost five since the beginning of February.
4. I'm not starving myself. I've done it twice before and lost 40+ pounds within 4-5 months. Now I'm taking my time, eating enough, and shock of all shocks, I'm still losing weight. This will make it easier to move into maintenance mode, instead of losing control and eating everything in sight once I hit that magic number.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm a straight-up nerd. Secretly, I would like to cosplay at a few anime/video game conventions once I reach my goal.

alisonfaith 02-22-2012 07:03 PM

First name: Alison

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, film, reading, babysitting, animals, traveling, being with family and friends

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel, Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/20/2012

Starting Weight: 215

Present Weight: 215

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: I have PCOS and a hypothyroid condition, which makes it considerable harder for me to lose weight. Also, a love of carbs and a sweet tooth

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am more determined and have set more realistic weight loss goals for myself

Anything else you would like to share with us: ...

sweetcaroline22 02-23-2012 03:44 PM

First name: Caroline

Geographical location: Western United States

Age: 23

Marital Status: Married (less than one year!)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student, Part Time IT Professional

Pets: Luna - Cat, Bella - Guinea Pig

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my husband, music, shopping :)

Height: 5' 3.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today!!

Starting Weight: 216

Present Weight: 216

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Friends always wanting to go out to eat, Portion control, Staying motivated.

Following any specific plan: Ideal Protein - modified with similar/identical products to save money.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Hopefully the support of friends on this forum! I'm heavier than I've ever been, and I also have the most physically ambitious goals--to do triathlons with my husband!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I had never really struggled with maintaining a healthy weight until I went to college. I was 145 throughout my teens and always thought I was so fat compared to other girls. Now I really know the meaning of being fat! I was at 170 at the end of my freshman year, but lost 20 pounds over the summer just being at home and working. I rarely went out to eat until I met a friend who introduced me to my husband--both enjoyed going out to eat. I gained and was about 165 when my husband and I started dating. He took me out to eat all the time, and between that and cooking with him (and eating similar portions), I put on the pounds. I was about 195 a few months before we got married, so I went on the Ideal Protein diet. I lost 25 pounds on it in 1.5 months! I gained about 10 back before our wedding, so I was 180. After the wedding, there was a lot of stress with school and family (and adjusting to the in-laws) that I kept gaining. I'm now at 216 and I'm sick of being fat! I'm ready to be fit and healthy for myself. I want to do triathlons with my husband--but I need to lose some weight before I can really start training!

ErBear 02-23-2012 05:10 PM

First name: Erin

Geographical location: Currently Germany, but I was born in the southern US

Age: 22

Marital Status: Married for just under 6 months

Children/Ages: None yet!

Occupation: None currently... moving back to the US in April where I hope to get a job I've applied for teaching theater

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Playing the ukulele, singing, reading (reading the Hunger Games currently--so good!), traveling.

Height: 5'2"ish

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Initially... January 2011. Starting again February 2012

Starting Weight: 210

Present Weight: 180

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Avoiding unhealthy weight loss. I've been tempted by easy fixes in the past and am trying to move past that to diet and exercise, no matter how slowly that may be progressing!

Following any specific plan: Doing things that I like to do. I play Just Dance 3 for xbox kinect almost every day. My husband and I go on walks together as often as we're able (usually only about 3-4 times a week), then I do some light weights and abs while watching TV (if I want to watch TV, I make myself DO something during). I'm trying to cook a more Mediterranean diet, cutting out sodas, and drinking lots of water. We'll see where it gets me!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My husband. He's so supportive. And for the first time since we've known each other, I actually weigh less than he does. Even though he HATES eating healthy, he's going along with what I cook as much as he can (skipping the veggie component, haha).

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm so hopeful this time around. I know that it'll take a while and I won't see results as soon as I'd like. I'm totally inspired by the amazing women on this forum who are proving each and every day that what I'm trying to do is possible!

fatfriendnomore 02-27-2012 12:11 AM

First name: Iesha

Geographical location: Indiana

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Childcare Aid

Pets: none

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: dark brown/Brown/black

Present Weight: 244

Goal Weight: 200

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: EXERCISE!

Following any specific plan: Just trying to eat better overall and get myself to the gym.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I really want to lose weight for me this time, so that I can feel better about MYSELF!
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KatieAlyse 02-27-2012 07:40 PM

First name: Katie

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single, but have a bf

Children/Ages: Daughter age 3

Occupation: Certified Office Cashier

Pets: 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: Gardening

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today, Feb 27 (but it's been several times before)

Starting Weight: Refuse to weigh right now...

Present Weight: Don't know, probably 220

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking to it. I'll get really pumped up about losing weight for about 5 days and before I know it I'm back to my old self. I just want to lose the weight and keep it off. I've never been anything below a size 14 since before Jr High. Currently I'm an 18/20.

Following any specific plan: I'm trying Hydroxycut for Women just to give myself more energy and trying something different. Other than that no cokes and trying to stop eating chocolate

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I haven't been this big since Jr High and I'm so disappointed in myself. Everyone in my bf's family is skinny and I stick out like a sore thumb...

Anything else you would like to share with us: I really want to lose weight not only for myself but for my daughter. Any support or help would be awesome. I need someone to push me when I don't want to push myself so I'm looking for some help!

HeavyonFashion 02-27-2012 09:42 PM

First name: Malan

Geographical location:NJ

Age:27

Marital Status: happily married :hug:

Children/Ages: no kids

Occupation: Blogger/Writer

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Fashion, reading, writing, music

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I am starting off fresh today

Starting Weight: 265

Present Weight: 265

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Being Motivated to exercise and watching what I eat consistently.

Following any specific plan: Well I am counting my calories on the Lose it app on my ipod. I am also going gluten free starting in April. I am

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am determine to finally lose the weight for me and not for everyone else.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Before I start a family with my husband I want to be healthier and happier for myself.

Brooklynn 02-27-2012 09:55 PM

First name: Brook

Geographical location: Michigan

Age: 28

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Daniel 8, Noah 5, Samuel, 1.5

Occupation: Student and SAHM

Pets: 1 golden retriever two cats and one gold fish

Hobbies/Interests: To busy but like to play sports and write

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oh my! Newest dat 2.21.12

Starting Weight: 195 heaviest was around 250

Present Weight: 190

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: excuses

Following any specific plan: Atkins

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Sick and tired of being sick and tired! I want my kidos to have a mommy for a long time to come and it is unacceptable for me to die because I am obese!

Anything else you would like to share with us: well you got most of it busy mommy trying to get healthy and in shape full time student with very little time to breath :)

2012 is it 02-28-2012 03:42 AM

First name: Jen

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: RN

Pets: cat- Jax

Hobbies/Interests:Music, friends/family, cooking, tv

Height: 5 ft 4 in

Eye/Hair Color: Brown for both

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Its been on going for a few yrs but today will be a new start to actually sticking with it this time

Starting Weight: 220

Present Weight: 220

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: STICKING TO IT!! I usually start out pretty strong, but then lose motivation and drop it

Following any specific plan: I have a gym membership that I rarely use, so I hope I can start going at least 3x a wk for 30 mins. I gave up fast food last Wed. as part of Lent, but would like to make this a semi-permanent change at least after Lent is over.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have hit rock bottom, I hate how I look and feel and cant stand to look in the mirror anymore and I think I have way too much life left to live to feel so lost, defeated and depressed.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I really need a workout buddy (even if online) and need someone to push me when I just lack the focus and would love to do the same for others.

chel3fsea 02-29-2012 02:17 PM

First name: Chelsea

Geographical location: Colorado (but from Louisiana and Texas)

Age: 21

Marital Status: not married but might as well be :P

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: student

Pets: an aussie and a cattle dog/border collie mix

Hobbies/Interests: watching football and baseball, going skiing and hiking, playing with my pups and volunteering at animal shelters :)

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: eyes change from blue to green, hair dyed red :P

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 4, 2011

Starting Weight: 232

Present Weight: 196.6

Goal Weight: 170 (then reevaluate)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: learning to balance everything in this crazy world with a good healthy diet

Following any specific plan: WW

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Honestly, WW is the difference for me. I tried Atkins years ago and it was successful but of course I gained the weight right back.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've lost 15% overall and 36 pounds now but I need to get it in my head that I've really lost that much! I really only understand it when I see how much better clothes fit (how I've gone from a 16 to an EXTREMELY LOOSE 12) and when people who I haven't seen in a long time tell me how different I look. :)

playfulturtle 02-29-2012 04:40 PM

First name: Samantha

Location: California

Age: 21

Marital status: single

Occupation: student

Pets: three cats, Tigger, Muffin, and Cupcake

Hobbies/Interests: friends, history, baseball, football, hockey, ice skating

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date: February 28, 2012

Starting Weight: 180

Current Weight: 177

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest challenge: overcoming emotional and binge eating

Following a specific plan: WW

What is different this time: I have more motivation because I'm getting married in a few years to my boyfriend! Also, I can't wear my jeans anymore because they are too small.

clm9022 03-02-2012 12:00 PM

It's me!
 
First name: Caitlynne

Geographical location: Northern Ontario

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None!

Occupation: Rehab Worker/ RN student

Pets: Yorkie: Brodie

Hobbies/Interests: Soccer!! Music

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 1, 2011

Starting Weight:200

Present Weight:180

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Healthy eating!! Between being a student, having a job and trying to have a social life I have alwyas struggled with healthy eating

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am using the gym and not just changing what I am eating

Anything else you would like to share with us: I can't wait to rock a bikini like I could in highschool!
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DisneyLover 03-04-2012 03:28 PM

First name: Monica

Geographical location: California

Age: 20

Marital Status: in a relationship

Children/Ages: no kids!

Occupation: Student

Pets: One dog named Francisco

Hobbies/Interests: I normally enjoy listening to music, watching tv/movies, and reading.

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: Blueish green eyes and dyed red hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I first started 7/2010. Then I gained the freshman 15 my first year of college....and then started to lose it in 7/2011. And my most recent weight loss journey started in 12/2012.

Starting Weight: 175

Present Weight: 145

Goal Weight: 130 (or whenever I'm happy)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Committing and actually reaching my goal. I've been a yo-yo dieter for as long as I remember! Also food is my biggest weakness...and I'm not the biggest fan of exercise. And emotional/binge eating kills me...especially during finals/stressful times.

Following any specific plan: Just calorie counting and taking walks for about an hour a day. Luckily where I walk is very hilly so it help tones my legs too.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm closer to my goal than ever before! Also I feel more motivation this time (probably because of my boyfriend. He is so skinny and eats so much! No fair...haha)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I can't wait for us all to hit our goals! And good luck to everyone!

anmiller07 03-04-2012 08:11 PM

First name: Antoine

Geographical location: Philadelphia, PA (For now)

Age: 22

Marital Status: Recently engaged

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Network Analyst (Healthcare Sector)

Pets: Bichon Frise

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Writing, Music, Theatre

Height: 5' 9"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown Eyes (Usually, change color sometime) Black hair with light brown highlights

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today! 3/4/12

Starting Weight: 337

Present Weight: 337

Goal Weight: 250 (for now)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Don't know yet...Ill come back to this

Following any specific plan: Nope

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is the first time I am doing it for me.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I know most people here are female, I am a male. Also, this is my first post on 3FC! :carrot: Lastly, I am using MyFitnessPal as a tracker for calories/exercise and was wondering if anyone who had would like to add each other as friends? No big deal, I', just big on accountability and think I would do better if I had someone else in the app that could track along with me.

mrj0041 03-04-2012 11:16 PM

First name: Michelle

Geographical location: Dallas, TX

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Only furbabies!

Occupation: Social media director

Pets: 1 dog- Howie, 2 cats- Steve and Brody

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

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/1/12

Starting Weight: 235

Present Weight: 219

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Keeping motivation to workout and staying away from sweets

Following any specific plan: Good ole fashioned low calorie, eating smaller meals more frequently, and exercise 4-5 times per week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am in a contest to win $10,000 and to get healthy while doing it!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I got selected by Genghis Grill to lose weight, blog and get votes to win $10,000. I thought that joining some support groups would be a good idea to stay motivated even when the contest is over. Looking forward to getting to know you guys!

UnderTheMoon 03-08-2012 12:31 AM

My profile!
 
First name: S

Geographical location: Nevada

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: College Student/ Work full time

Pets: snake, gecko, 3 cats

Hobbies/Interests: Tattoo's, reading, theatre, film, adventures!

Height: 5'11"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Black (naturally dark brown)

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: Today

Starting Weight: 255 pounds

Present Weight: 255 pounds

Goal Weight: 155 pounds

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: starting, inspiration, I dont know how to start and keep on going. I am ina depression.

Following any specific plan: Not yet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am reaching out for help, I understand now that I cannot do this alone and need support, i need help.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I find myself depressed often and i need to get out of the funk. I dont exactly know what to do or how to start this adventure, but its one i need to start. My goal is to lose 100 pounds in a year. I hope to lose about 3 pounds a week to start. I have a lot to lose and I believe this is possible, I just need help figuring out where to start and how to start. I would also like to have some weight loss buddies. People i can email, text, or chat with every day, or every other day, to keep each other in check, to support and encourage each other. I dont have this in real life, so I am hoping for it here. :)

raspberry13 03-08-2012 10:10 AM

Hi Everyone! This is my first post!
First name: Emma

Geographical location: Quebec

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: No Children

Occupation: Student

Pets: I have dogs that live at home in BC where I am originally from. I miss them a lot.

Hobbies/Interests: School, music, friends, swimming, water polo, basketball, volleyball, reading

Height: 6'

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde hair, blue eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time around I started in October of last year, October 12 to be exact. I have struggled with my weight my whole life and have constantly been on diets etc., etc.

Starting Weight: this time around: 239 lbs

Present Weight: 168 lbs

Goal Weight: 150 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Treating myself with love and respect.

Following any specific plan: Pescatarian, no dairy really except for yogurt, whole foods, calorie counting, lots of exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Consistency and commitment. I was so tired of being overweight, I just forced myself to do it I guess.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm a pretty motivated person, but I tend to be very all or nothing which is something I'm constantly working on. I struggle a lot with binge eating.

Thanks for listening guys!

lyrical 03-08-2012 11:53 AM

me!
 
First name: Mandy

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 24

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: health field

Pets: 0

Hobbies/Interests: site seeing, travelling, reading, movies, trying new things, cooking

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: blue/green & light brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 1/12

Starting Weight: 235

Present Weight: 225

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: drinking more water! Eating healthy, not binging/emotionally eating or late night snacking

Following any specific plan: healthy eating, less carbs and working out and drinking more water

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm fully commited this time, and wiling to put the time and effort in! I've realized the only thing holding me back is me!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nope!

pixeldust 03-11-2012 06:50 PM

First name: Mina
Geographical location: San Francisco Bay Area
Age: 29
Marital Status:Smitten
Children/Ages: I don’t want to have children.
Occupation: I’m an office worker in the social services field.
Pets: I don’t want to have pets either.
Hobbies/Interests: reading, writing, and illustrating
Height: 5’3”
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 01/01/12
Starting Weight: 230
Present Weight: 215 as of 03/11/12 (refer to general 3FC profile and upcoming weight loss ticker in signature for updates)
Goal Weight: 125
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sugar addiction
Following any specific plan? 1200 calorie, low fat raw vegan
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is the first time in my life I've committed myself to a healthy lifestyle.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I’m a very private person. So, opening up on a touchy issue like my health, even on a relatively anonymous internet forum, is new to me. But I have been lurking here from time to time and realize that joining this supportive community would be a good thing for me.

lilmisschattabox 03-12-2012 03:45 AM

First name: Alicia

Geographical location: New Zealand

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student

Pets: one dog, one cat

Hobbies/Interests: belly dancing, pilates, reading, crochet

Height: 164cm/5'4" and a bit!

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde hair (at the mo), green/hazel eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 2012

Starting Weight: 84.1kg/185lb

Present Weight: 80kg/176lb

Goal Weight: 63kg/139lb

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking with it and getting back on track when I stumble.

Following any specific plan: South beach (loving it), pilates, belly dancing and walking

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm determined to do it this time! Sick of this weight!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Just wanting to make some new friends/weight loss buddies and get some support. Hoping that this forum will keep me a bit more consistent and on track :)

trailerprincess13 03-12-2012 06:17 PM

Taylor
 
First name: Taylor

Geographical location: Omaha, NE

Age:22

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: none...yet

Occupation: Outreach Worker at a drop in center for homeless youth

Pets: 2 shih-tzus, Broday and Mo and a foster pug

Hobbies/Interests: scrapbooking, reading, bowling, TWILIGHT

Height: 5'3

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: birth :) Today 3/12/12

Starting Weight: 272.8

Present Weight: 272.8

Goal Weight: 172.8

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I like to eat....even when I'm not hungry

Following any specific plan: no

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to have kids now and I don't want to be a "fat mom" so once I lose 100 pounds we're going to start trying to have kids.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Did I mention Twilight?

AnonymousMoi 03-12-2012 09:35 PM

First name: Jennifer

Geographical location: Washington State

Age: 21 (will be 22 on the 20th of March)

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 1 son, age 5 months

Occupation: Stay at home mom

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: photography, hiking, art, music, movies, internet shopping...

Height: 5'6.75"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel green/light brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 2012

Starting Weight: 243

Present Weight: 245 :(

Goal Weight: 175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Oreos, fruity drinks

Following any specific plan: exercising 5 times a week (30 mins cardio, 30 mins yoga/pilates)

LAX826 03-13-2012 05:46 PM

First name: Amanda

Geographical location: I'm from NY but go to school in PA

Age: 19 (not technically a 20-something but almost there!)

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student - my major is finance :)

Pets: a Havanese named Dylan - he's 8 and the love of my life

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, piano, math (I'm a huge dork), friends, movies, music, and shopping.

Height: 5'3.75"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 2011

Starting Weight: 165ish

Present Weight: 142.1

Goal Weight: 135...for now

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binging, loss of motivation

Following any specific plan: Using weight loss app Lose It to count calories, eliminated cheese and most junk food, and I try to exercise 5 times a week but it can be hard at school.

medifaster27 03-20-2012 12:35 AM

First name: Abby

Geographical location: Oregon

Age: 20

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Caregiver/"Support Staff" to individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

Pets: Sox (dog, 11), Bailey (dog,3), Destiny (dog,3), Hana (dog,4), Zoey (cat,6).

Hobbies/Interests: All things Harry Potter, Jesus, The Bible, Adele, The Beatles, Nirvana, dogs, animal rescue,and makeup.

Height: 5'2.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/20/2012

Starting Weight: 269.4lbs

Present Weight: 269.4lbs

Goal Weight: 140lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating

Following any specific plan: Medifast

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It is structured and I have the support of a health coach and doctor.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am very opinionated but nice. =]

rj923 03-20-2012 10:44 PM

Somewhat new here
 
First name: Randee

Geographical location: South Dakota, US

Age:24

Marital Status: In a long-term relationship ("pre-engaged" as he says)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Working retail part-time while searching for a job within my degree

Pets: One Cat named Bella

Hobbies/Interests: Scrapbooking, cooking, reading, playing games, going on walks, and shopping

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes/Light brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Roughly February 1st

Starting Weight: 383.9

Present Weight: 366.5

Goal Weight: Short-term goal of 240, but long-term I'd like to be in the mid 100's. Just want to be healthy

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I am an emotional eater and a carb addict. I also have a problem with portion control and being able to tell when I'm full.

Following any specific plan: A mix of everything really-low cal/reduced carbs/increased fruit, veggies, protein. Also keeping a food journal.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I will hopefully be getting married soon and starting a family-I need to get healthier if not for me, for my future children. I've finally realized that I deserve to be happy :) I'm also not depriving myself of anything this time around because that always led to failure in the past

melaniemichaud21 03-21-2012 03:08 PM

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First name: Melanie

Geographical location: Sacramento, CA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Starbucks Barista

Pets: 1 Dog, Otis. 1 Cat, Oliver

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, Art and Dance

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 2011

Starting Weight: 192

Present Weight: 166

Goal Weight: 115

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Fast Food

Following any specific plan: Medifast

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am following a stricter plan

Anything else you would like to share with us: I would love any lean and green recipes that you have tried if on Medifast
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cheyenne89 03-25-2012 10:18 PM

First name: Cheyenne

Geographical location: canton, ohio

Age: 22

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: one year old son

Occupation: nursing student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: spending time with my family

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: may 2010

Starting Weight: 276

Present Weight: 260

Goal Weight: 160

peachykeen tlc 03-28-2012 07:30 PM

First name: TL (terri)

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 25

Marital Status: Happily Divorced

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Nursing Student/ ER slave

Pets: Tarunta (cat) 6yr

Hobbies/Interests: MUSIC! art, school, anthropology/archaeology, photography, yoga.

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: All natural red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 12, 2011

Starting Weight: 180

Present Weight: 140

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not giving up when being so very close. Getting over the mental hurtles of a past lifetime.

Following any specific plan: Just winging it for the most part. Working out, sweaty yoga once a week, and low cal, low carb, high protein, high veggie/fruit diet, and proportion control.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my first time ever really working for weight loss goal.

Anything else you would like to share with us: There's just too much beauty to give up.

munchievictim 04-09-2012 05:24 PM

First name: Taylor

Geographical location: Georgia

Age:21

Marital Status: engaged :)

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: student

Pets: HEIDI, the love of my life, my 3 year old adopted great Dane/German Shepard mix.

Hobbies/Interests: hiking, yoga, cooking, and watching moviesss.

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: brown brown BROWN. Ugh. Lol.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: this time? April 1st, 2012. Ever? Probably somewhere in the vicinity of being eleven or twelve.

Starting Weight: 262 ( I hate having to write that.)

Present Weight: 257 yay!?

Goal Weight: 130 (in my far away distant dreams. More realistically, I'll be very happy with 150.)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: myself! My disordered eating habits! Learned emotional responses to food, my psychological approach to life. But I'm game.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm taking my time, going slow, and not obsessing over my day to day weight fluctuations.

Anything else you would like to share with us: this is my third go-round on 3FC so Im not new but I've never filled one of these out before. So hi!

kimrb0107 04-11-2012 04:48 PM

First name: Kim

Geographical location: Holden, Louisiana

Age: 25

Marital Status: Engaged :D

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Case Manager and Grad student

Pets: Just some fishies

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Painting, Reading, Crafting, Zumba

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Green / Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/12/12

Starting Weight: 257

Present Weight: 257

Goal Weight: 1st goal weight = 170lbs; 2nd and final goal = 150lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sweets and sticking to the plan!!

Following any specific plan: Low Carb, high protein.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a goal to be a certain size for my wedding but this time I am doing it for me and my health. Cancer and heart disease run in my family and I would do anything to prevent these diseases.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I seem to do what it takes in every other aspect of my life in order to get to where I want to be. It's time to put some of that effort into getting healthy!
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solastyear 04-11-2012 05:02 PM

First name: Amber

Geographical location: California

Age: 25

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Mental health

Pets: Ponyo is a puppy and Corbin mix doggy

Hobbies: swimming, movies, make up

Height: 5'9

Eye/Hair Color: Green / blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/26/2012

Starting Weight: 240

Present Weight: 229

Goal Weight: 1st goal weight = 200, 2nd goal weight= 190 final goal= 175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Mexican food!!!!!

Following any specific plan: cal counting, working out daily

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm getting married in aug and want to be a beautiful bride.


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calilove03 04-11-2012 11:18 PM

First name: Rosie

Geographical location: California

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Case manager

Pets: Dog

Hobbies/Interests: Running, museums, photography, beach, travel

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/11

Starting Weight: 170

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My mom's cooking and having friends that love to eat out!

Following any specific plan: Just tracking what I eat

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my second round. It just seems harder to lose the weight now, even though I know I can do it!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm really looking forward to weigh ins on some of the challenges, it's what keeps me motivated.

MosesMom1 04-12-2012 02:19 PM

Hi Everyone! Here's my info: :)

First name: Valerie

Geographical location: Georgia, USA

Age:24

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:None

Occupation: Deputy Sheriff/ Full Time College Student (Pre-Nursing)

Pets: 1 Boxer (his name is Moses and he is our child :D)

Hobbies/Interests:Reading, walking, any kind of art

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color:Hazel/ Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 2012

Starting Weight: 258

Present Weight: 250

Goal Weight: 170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Just sticking with it and knowing I am worth it!

Following any specific plan: Herbalife

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I truly want this for me.

Anything else you would like to share with us: It's kind of a crazy time for me right now because, if I get accepted to Nursing school, I will start in the Fall and I'll be quitting my full time job. BIG leap of faith!!! I am so excited though! :)

mirax3 04-12-2012 02:29 PM

Hi guys!

First name: Miranda

Geographical location: Maryland, USA

Age:21

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages:None

Occupation: Student!

Pets: No time for one! :(

Hobbies/Interests: Politics, Nutrition, Riding horses, Working out, Reading

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Dark, dark brown eyes and brown/gold hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2011

Starting Weight: 250

Present Weight: 176

Goal Weight: 165 for now... :) whatever else comes off after that is just an added bonus!

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Former food addiction/body-image issues

Following any specific plan: Watching my calories and eating whole foods.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I just got fed up. Tired of looking all flabby and feeling like a sloth!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am trying to make a lifetime change for myself and not consider what I am doing a "diet". I am enjoying eating clean, whole foods but I still do have my occasional binge. I am just proud of myself for moving forward even when the going gets rough. :)

Ashmarie484 04-13-2012 03:11 PM

First name: Ashleigh

Geographical location: Irmo, SC

Age: 28 on Tuesday :)

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 3 children: Preston 4yrs(Almost 5) Jayden 3yrs Rossi 3yrs (They just turned 3)

Occupation: RN/SAHM

Pets: 0

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Music, Going to the beach, going out with friends

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 28th 2012

Starting Weight: 240

Present Weight: 223.8

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Soda

Following any specific plan: No, just my own

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am actually motivated and I would have quit day 3 already

Anything else you would like to share with us: Really excited to be here and cant wait to get to know everyone :)

nanook380 04-14-2012 04:48 AM

First name: Kim

Geographical location: Idaho (in a few months may be SC or MD)

Age: 23

Marital Status: In a serious relationship, not married!

Children/Ages: None

Occupation:Recent graduate, looking at grad schools/unemployed

Pets: 1 male black lab and 2 house bunnies

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, sight seeing, travel, baking, reading

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/12/12

Starting Weight: 274.8

Present Weight: 274.0

Goal Weight: 185-200

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Delicious food tempting me!

Following any specific plan: Daily exercise, watching what I eat and portion control

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am tired of feeling bad about myself and want to get healthy (and look good!)

Anything else you would like to share with us: :carrot:

healthierME1246 04-17-2012 10:03 PM

First name: Natasha

Geographical location: Ohio

Age:21

Marital Status:domestic partnership

Children/Ages:

Occupation:work from home csr

Pets:a boxer named shyla and a boxer named bruno

Hobbies/Interests:I love to be on the go..walking, riding bikes, swimming, etc.. when I do stop and stay in one place I like to read online, watch tv/movies, and chat with my mother and friends. I love music, learning new things, and shopping

Height:5 ft 3

Eye/Hair Color:hazel eyes/brown hair

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey:04.14.2012

Starting Weight:252

Present Weight:will weigh myself tomorrow morning so I will say 252

Goal Weight:my first goal is 170. over all goal is 145-130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss:everyone in my immediate family is big and I am the only one other than my mom who is trying to do something about it. also stress.

Following any specific plan:low calorie and lots of exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I know I'm going to stick to it. I have never been this big in my life and I feel disgusted by it.

Anything else you would like to share with us:I will be as supportive as I can to who ever needs support! ♥

SoCalCowgirl 04-17-2012 11:34 PM

First name:
Tracy

Geographical location:
Southern California

Age:
22
Marital Status:
Single

Children/Ages:
0

Occupation:
Kennel Attendant at a local animal hospital

Pets:
too many, I've got a horse, 3 dogs, a cat, a leopard gecko, and a saltwater reef tank

Hobbies/Interests:
horseback riding, reading, going out for a run, listening to country music

Height:
5'3

Eye/Hair Color:
hazel/varries, trying to go dark brunette,

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
May 26th 2011

Starting Weight:
170
Present Weight:
127
Goal Weight:
115-120
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
making sure I eat 1200 calories a day other wise I nearly pass out if I don't

Following any specific plan:
nope, just watching what I eat, counting calories, and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
this is my first attempt at weight loss

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I've been riding horses my entire life, and i'm thinking about going to school to be a Dietician though I have to do more research :)


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