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RubyRed93 06-19-2012 12:19 AM

First name: Tiara

Geographical location: Connecticut

Age: 19

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Pre-Nursing student

Pets: N/A

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, reading, listening to my iPod, walking

Height: 5"2

Eye/Hair Color: brown eyes/brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I've been trying to lose weight since 7th grade, but my most recent journey started 06/13/2012

Starting Weight: 220.8

Present Weight: 219.0

Goal Weight: 130.0

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Control and Motivation

Following any specific plan: Not really

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not being strict with my weight loss.

Anything else you would like to share with us: N/A
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Amberfra 06-19-2012 06:12 PM

First name:Amber

Geographical location: Saskatchewan,Canada

Age:22

Marital Status:Dating

Children/Ages:0

Occupation: Working with children with cognitive disabilities

Pets:0

Hobbies/Interests:Camping, travelling, vacationing

Height:5'3

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/green and light brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 7

Starting Weight:224.6

Present Weight:200.2

Goal Weight:170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:self-control

Following any specific plan: Ideal Protein

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Support of my boyfriend

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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mandikaye 06-20-2012 08:45 PM

First name: Mandi Kaye

Geographical location: Raleigh, NC

Age: 29

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Project Manager/Database Admin

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading/Book blogging

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 30, 2012

Starting Weight: 239.6

Present Weight: 229.6

Goal Weight: 199 (current goal) 150 (final goal)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Myself

Following any specific plan: no - doing my own thing

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want it more than I ever have.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've realized I can't do this alone, and it sucks. But I want this! So I'm seeking out support and trying to do my best.

neversettle 06-26-2012 05:57 PM

First name: Ann

Geographical location: Ontario, CA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Accountant

Pets: Cat

Hobbies/Interests: Sports, racing, mudding, fourwheeling, photography

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Blue, blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Nov 2, 2011

Starting Weight: 215

Present Weight: 155

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: friends trying to sabatoge

Following any specific plan: clean eating/regular exercise/personal trainer

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i didn't want it before. Not as badly as I do now. This time I'm serious.

alabama 06-26-2012 06:24 PM

First name: amanda

Geographical location: birmingham, al

Age: 26

Marital Status: singlin' around

Children/Ages: see: pets

Occupation: social media specialist (pro facebooker)

Pets: 1 huge man cat

Hobbies/Interests: i dabble in feminism, tumblring, crocheting, knitting, sewing, getting tattooed, hanging with my friends and learning to cook

Height: 5'7''

Eye/Hair Color: bluish/red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: this time? earlier this month

Starting Weight: 202

Present Weight: 198

Goal Weight: 145-150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: sticking with it and not losing motivation, exercising enough

Following any specific plan: just eating less and moving more

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: a few years ago i got down to 175ish when i was visiting here every day. i don't know what it is about this site that keeps me motivated, but when i stopped coming i gained back all that weight. i was so close last time but this time i want to stick with it and actually get all the way down to my goal and maintain the crap out of it.

caramelkitty 06-26-2012 06:56 PM

First name: Natasha

Geographical location: Montreal, Qc, Canada

Age: 25

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: Nope. Not for a while.

Occupation: Sales Assistant/Baker

Pets: Milo my poodle/bichon adorable 2 year old baby!

Hobbies/Interests: baking, writing, reading, shopping, going for walks and enjoying life

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 20th 2011

Starting Weight: 220

Present Weight: 145.6

Goal Weight: Originally was 145, but I have some to go still, so probably 130-135, I'll see when I get there.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: giving up what I love, working hard, not giving up.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting, working out, soon going to jump into toning.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I need to fit in a sexy wedding dress. I also realized that being 24 and weighing 220 was only leading me to a disastrous future, filled with sickness and sadness, so I needed to step up. I am so glad I did.

ericurr 06-27-2012 07:03 PM

First name: Erica

Geographical location: New England, USA

Age: 22

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: I have 1 little boy, Samuel, who's 3 months old

Occupation: Being a fulltime, stay at home mama.

Pets: I have a kitty! :)

Hobbies/Interests: Taking care of my little man, video games, walking, boxing.

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue-gray

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I started dieting when I was about thirteen, although I really didn't need to. I gained weight in my mid-teens, then struggled with my weight for a while. I got back down to a healthy weight when I was nineteen, but when I got pregnant I gained 45 lbs! So I suppose I started when my son was born, but I'm really motivated.

Starting Weight: 203

Present Weight: 169 :/

Goal Weight: my first goal weight is 149, then after that it's 135, then 120 is my ultimate goal. :)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: staying motivated! hydrating myself. and being consistent with my exercise.

Following any specific plan: not really. just trying to avoid refined and processed carbs, red fatty meat, and sugary beverages, and exercising.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i've got the diet thing down. :)

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

Galatea 06-28-2012 05:47 PM

First name: Lex

Geographical location: GA

Age:28

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages:nope

Occupation: educator/science nerd

Pets: 3 awesome cats, 2 goofy dogs (does a husband count?)

Hobbies/Interests:I love art of all kinds! I love to draw and sculpt and wish I had more time for it and more buddies to do it with! I love to read and I love to work with dogs and horses and animals in general. I also enjoy water monitoring and I LOVE to cook!

Height:5'2"

Eye/Hair Color:greenish/blondish

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2011

Starting Weight: 256

Present Weight: 160

Goal Weight:140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: The biggest hurdle has been overcoming cravings and low blood sugar moments of weakness.

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting with lots of recipe development.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Not sure...I used to yo-yo and then give up and now I am just happy and determined. Actually I do know, it is my healthier and happier outlook on life and self-image. I learned to love me as I am right now.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love to talk about pretty much anything. :)

frachel 06-30-2012 11:54 AM

First name: Rachel

Geographical location: Lebanon, PA

Age: 22

Marital Status: In a relationship.

Children/Ages: cat mom! ;)

Occupation: Front desk at a hotel.

Pets: two cats! Zooey and Summer.

Hobbies/Interests: cooking, veganism, hiking, getting my work out on, cats, painting, tennis, reality tv, laser tag, reading, dresses, music, and shoessssssss.

Height: 5'5''

Eye/Hair Color: brown/natural black.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: It has been an on again off again thing since I was 9. The most recent attempt started June 20th, 2012?

Starting Weight: I don't know for sure but I think 160 something.

Present Weight:152!

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: not getting upset about a little gain or plateau and giving up.

Following any specific plan: Eating a healthier vegan diet and keeping track of cals.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel good about what I'm doing. I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. I feel like my head is just in the right place. FINALLY.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I just moved to PA from ME two weeks ago. So a pal to do activities with would be so awesome!

tleeiii 07-01-2012 01:05 PM

S/C/G: 205/183/155

Height: 5'8

First name: tracy

Geographical location: Montreal, quebec

Age: 25

Marital Status: in a relationship

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: hair stylisr

Hobbies: travel, reading, music

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: Brown and brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: this year? 2 months ago

Starting Weight: this year 194 ( highest weight 205)

Present Weight: 183

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I'm pretty good at resisting and controlling my eating, my biggest downfall is drinking and going out for dinners with friends, I just cannot control myself then.

Following any specific plan: no

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Im more focused, I want to get married and have children eventually and I've told myself that I want to be a normal weight before any of. That happens, plus I'm going to Jamaica in November and it's my first bathing suit vacation.

ILoveVegetables 07-01-2012 02:05 PM

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Intern

Pets: No (though I love animals)

Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, reading, computer games, movies, music

Height: 5'1

Eye/Hair Color: Both light brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: After all the ons and offs, 1st July 2012

Starting Weight: 94 kgs (207 lbs)

Present Weight: 94 kgs

Goal Weight: 55 kgs (121 lbs)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Lack of motivation and self control. Always around people who like to eat a lot.

Following any specific plan: No

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I joined this forum :) . But seriously, this time I'm incorporating exercising into the equation for the first time.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm going to need a lot of pushing, so you guys will probably be seeing my posts a lot :p

fuzzybear23 07-01-2012 07:04 PM

First name: Gaby

Geographical location: Seattle, Washington

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Student

Hobbies/Interests: Computer Programming

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Weight: 170

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Self-control. I simply LOVE to eat.

Following any specific plan: Low-carbing it! Basically, I eat when I'm hungry. No calorie-counting (that hasn't worked for me in the past). I eat as little carbs as possible. I eat high-fat, high-protein foods that keep me satiated.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: the low-carbing thing. I've always calorie-restricted, but it never has worked out.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I always give up. My pessimistic side is telling me that this time around won't be any different. I am and always will be out of control. But, I've hit an all-time high weight of 170, so part of me *knows* that I've got to make some changes. I've got to be consistent. I have to do this. For myself.

Sarah1321 07-03-2012 05:39 PM

First name: Sarah

Geographical location: Small Town Iowa

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student

Pets: 2 cats and a dog

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, watching tv, traveling, music, movies

Height: 5'5'

Eye/Hair Color: Brown Hair and Hazel Eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 21, 2012 is when I decided and started trying to diet, but that lasted about a week before I started cheating, so we will say today is when I start over.

Starting Weight: 188.2

Present Weight: 186

Goal Weight: 165 by August 20. Would love to go even further, but I want to set a realistic goal first.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Being a college student. The horrible food and temptations that comes with being a college student. And we can't forget about the binge drinking.

Following any specific plan: Counting calories and working out.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I was always in a relationship before and didn't have to worry about looking good because I didn't need to impress anyone. I want to do this for me so I can be happy with myself.


I tend to make excuses for myself and no one keeps me accountable, so I need something/someone there to push me, and I am hoping this site will do that for me.

marajade007 07-04-2012 07:28 PM

First name: Margaret

Geographical location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Age: 28

Marital Status: newly married!

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Computer Programmer

Pets: none :(

Hobbies/Interests: Girl Guides, Hiking, camping, water sports - but I don't feel fit or healthy enough for them at the moment.

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: soon! (i'll update asap i promise!)

Starting Weight: 284

Present Weight: 284

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: cheesecake

Following any specific plan: not sure yet

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Davikatl16 07-05-2012 01:46 PM

First name: Katlyn

Geographical location: Glenside, Pennsylvania, United States

Age: 19 (20 in 11 days!!!! :D)

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages:

Occupation: Student

Pets:6 cats, two dogs, and fish :) Do plants count as well? ;)

Hobbies/Interests: I love writing, reading, exploring, and meeting new people.

Height:5'3-5'4 it changes every time I get measured between the two.

Eye/Hair Color: green/grey/blue and light brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:2008 ish....seems like that's when I started taking control of my own responsibility.

Starting Weight:230lbs

Present Weight: 194lbs

Goal Weight:140lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after I started losing weight.

Following any specific plan: Just minding my carb intake more since taking my education classes after the diagnosis and uping my exercising.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm doing things that are more natural and seem to just flow with my lifestyle. I've changed my lifestyle, not just what I eat or how much I move. The only person telling me I have to do this is myself, and I know how badly I want to succeed.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
It's all about willpower and determination.

hobowithoboe 07-05-2012 05:15 PM

First name: Nissa

Geographical location: Niagara Falls, NY

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Secretary

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: crafts, music, reading

Height: 5’3”

Eye/Hair Color: Brown and Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: My highest weight was March of 2011 at 300, but I joined my gym April of 2012 so I feel like that is my start date

Starting Weight: (300) 270

Present Weight: 254

Goal Weight: For now 199, but ultimately 140-160 (or less) I’m not sure where I will fall when I can call myself healthy, the goal is to get under 200 for the time being

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating and anxiety surrounding the gym

Following any specific plan: eating well and mostly vegetarian, personal trainer once a week plus 3 days of strength training (usually about 1 hour) and another day of just cardio (though I do cardio on the 3 on my own days as well and a little before training)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: this time… well now that’s a good question

Anything else you would like to share with us: When I was at my peak I was in the hospital being diagnosed with my second major attack of multiple sclerosis, then I lost my job and moved (from IL to NY), I’ve been (nearly) symptom free for a while now and I’m taking the opportunity to take advantage of my mobility while I have it because I don’t know when it will disappear again.

seakat 07-06-2012 12:47 AM

My Introduction! :)
 
First name: Kathleen

Geographical location: Seattle

Age: 29

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: None, yet!

Occupation: Nanny/Graduate Student

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Sewing, hiking, biking, walking, photography, and other random crafty goodness.

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today! (July 5, 2012)

Starting Weight: 229

Present Weight: 229

Goal Weight: 169

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, ADHD, and some other health related issues.

Following any specific plan: I am ramping up my exercise routine and eating mostly gluten free and no refined sugars (but I am not strict). I may go back on WW soon.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am seeking support and I know that if I don't change my weight, I will continue to struggle with my body image and I don't ever want my family to have to deal with that (future husband and children). I have seen how it affects my sisters (who are beautiful but overweight) and while I know I am beautiful, my weight makes me less likely to push myself to do things outside of my comfort zone.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have never been seen as a fat girl because I look height weight proportionate and I am fairly active. This doesn't help me though as I often feel like I am a fraud--like, if they only knew my weight, they would know I was fat. I know this is all my own negative self-talk but I am working on it, as I know many of us are.

Jlanzieri 07-09-2012 12:51 PM

New to the Forum
 
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: South carolina

Age: 24, 25 on Sunday (7/15)

Marital Status: in a committed long distance relationship (LONG story and most of my stress/emotional eating)

Children/Ages: 4 (Sean) and 8 months (Trae)

Occupation: Data Entry Specialist

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests:playing with my children and when i have free time (no kids and there aren't a million things to do around the house, VERY RARELY) i like to catch up on my DVR (guilty pleasure)

Height:5'5 1/2''

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brownish-Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: today (so many dates in the past I can't keep track)

Starting Weight: 246

Present Weight:246

Goal Weight:165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating!!!!!!

Following any specific plan:i am trying to just eat healthier and cut back portion sizes and exercising on a daily basis

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i am motivated now. i have to lose weight for my children. i am very unhappy with my looks.

Anything else you would like to share with us: i have been overweight for as long as i remember. high school was my worst weight (250+). got down to 180 in 2007. then after 2 pregnancies (3 years apart) i am back up to 246 as of this morning :( i stepped on the scale this morning and was CRUSHED!!

The Jolly Green Bran 07-13-2012 12:54 PM

First name: Brandis
Geographical location: Eugene,OR

Age: 25

Marital Status: In a Relationship


Occupation: Radio Stations Sales Assistant

Pets: 2 sweet doxies! Senge and Maggie (3 years old)

Hobbies/Interest:Working with raptors, enjoying this beautiful state of Oregon and all that it offers. Reading and playing with the pups/going on adventures

Height:5'11

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 22nd, 2012

Starting Weight: 195 (heaviest I have ever been)

Present Weight:173

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Learning a new way to eat that doesn't involve too many sweets or carb overloads. Making better choices with food and exercise.

Following any specific plan: I am doing the Metabolic Research Center (high protein)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The focus. I really let myself go and I wasn't happy. It was discouraging when things didn't work but Im focused. This is the one and only time I will do this weighloss thing because it is for keeps!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I want to be healthy for me and I want to be healthy for my family and so they can jump on board also.

la estrella 07-14-2012 02:10 AM

First name:

Geographical location: USA

Age: 20

Marital Status: In a Relationship (he cooks)

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Student

Pets: an adorable kitten

Hobbies/Interests: reading, camping, hanging out with friends

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7/13/12

Starting Weight: 130

Present Weight:

Goal Weight: 115

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: like I mentioned above, my boyfriend cooks. That and when I begin to work out, I go strong for a few weeks but then I lose all motivation

Following any specific plan: I want to cut back on sweets (soda, desert, etc) and become more physically active.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I think having this thread will make me feel more inclined to keep up with my goals.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm not as interested in "weight loss" as I am in feeling good about myself physically and mentally. I want to be healthy, not super skinny. I know that some people on here may have goals that would put them about my size, and may think I don't have a problem that needs fixing, but I feel like I could better myself. That's why I'm here.

MrMagpie 07-14-2012 02:59 AM

First name: Tori

Geographical location: Findlay, Ohio

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: An unemployed drain on society with a Bachelor's Degree

Pets: A Roma tomato plant named Feliciano & four basil plants collectively named Bhavani

Hobbies/Interests: Night Jogging, International Politics, Tricking Unwary Bystanders into Philosophical Discussions, Literature, Video Games, Films, Radiohead, Insects

Height: 5'3

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Dark Blonde

Starting Date of Weight-loss Journey: Roughly 7 months ago

Starting Weight: 125, highest weight 1 1/2 years ago @ 136

Present Weight: 112

Goal Weight: 105

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight-loss: I am awfully weak-willed when it comes to sugary snacks, and also have some issues as far as motivation to consistently exercise as I have embarked on this journey alone.

Following any specific plan: No, general low-carb high-protein & leafy green vegetable focus

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've finally come around to the idea that my personal appearance is of some importance and now take the health of my body quite a bit more seriously than in the past.

whyme55 07-20-2012 03:16 PM

First name: Amber

Geographical location: Michigan

Age: 27

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: hair stylist

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: movies, shopping, friends

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: today 7/20/12

Starting Weight: 238

Present Weight: 238

Goal Weight: 185

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: controlling over eating.

Following any specific plan: no

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: hi! :)

biggirl86 07-20-2012 03:47 PM

First name: Liz

Geographical location: North east U.S.A

Age: 26

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: girl 5 and boy 3

Occupation: Legal assistant

Pets: 1 dog, and a fish tank.

Hobbies/Interests: dance, shoping.

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 19 2012. (for the third time)

Starting Weight: 195

Present Weight: 178

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Being more physically active, mood swings due to dieting, seeing and smell other delicious temptations in front of me, and missing my sweet, and tasty food.

Following any specific plan: Low carb

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I did IP before and now I am low carbing on my own., also weight loss is a little slower this time.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am willing to make this a life style, in order to make it work, I am commted to stop yo-yo dieting for life.
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ernurse12 07-21-2012 10:02 PM

First name:

Geographical location:

Age:

Marital Status:

Children/Ages:

Occupation:

Pets:

Hobbies/Interests:

Height:

Eye/Hair Color:

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: every couple of months X 10 years :p but this time 3 weeks ago. I am only about 8 days in to trying South Beach for the first time.

Starting Weight:133.2

Present Weight:131

Goal Weight:112

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have had success with lots of different weight loss techniques, so I would say my biggest hurdle is finding one that I can actually stick to. Instead of gaining and losing the same 15-20 pounds I would like to make a permanent change.

Following any specific plan: South Beach

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: being open - even if it is to people who I don't know. I usually struggle in silence with my weight loss journey

Anything else you would like to share with us:

bk26 07-23-2012 03:33 AM

First name: Brittany

Geographical location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Age: 21

Marital Status: Coupled hehe

Children/Ages: none!

Occupation: GS Local Ski Hill

Pets: Bruce and Ernie - my two wonderful cats

Hobbies/Interests: rock climbing, hiking, travelling (only continental thus far)

Height: 5' 9

Eye/Hair Color: green eyes, brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:

Starting Weight: 193

Present Weight: 190

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Living with roommates who tend to cook dinner for the house and buy lots of snacks .. SO much temptation

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers Points+

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm fully committed! Signed up for WW, and got myself a gym membership. My boyfriend is committed to getting into shape as well, so I have a gym buddy, grocery buddy and meal buddy.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm super excited to get my butt in gear and shed some pounds :)

merangel 07-23-2012 05:04 AM

First name: Michelle

Geographical location: Scotland

Age: 27

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages: 4

Occupation: Student

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, reading/writing, thrifting!, dancing, music

Height: 5,5

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 17th July 2012

Starting Weight: 215

Present Weight: 212

Goal Weight: 200 once achieved I will set a new weight goal :)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating carbs

Following any specific plan: Low carb

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel ready now.

Anything else you would like to share with us: This is my first day on the forum. Would love to meet others to share good and bad times :)

Verm0nster 07-23-2012 12:03 PM

First name: Danielle

Geographical location: Vermont

Age: 25

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None. Trying to lose weight to be a healthier weight to have children.

Occupation: Office Slave.

Pets: Nala (rottie/lab), Huckleberry (pit bull), Pixel (tuxedo kitty) & Slinky (an old, blind ferret).

Hobbies/Interests: Anything to do with music, the outdoors, my furbabies, reading, kayaking, swimming, camping.

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel, Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Officially? 6/1/2012

Starting Weight: 298

Present Weight: 264

Goal Weight: This goal is 198. But ideally I'd like to be 145.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional Binging & my husband eating whatever he wants, when he wants.

Following any specific plan: Food journal, lower calories, better choices.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to have kids. I need to be healthier.

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

lisha91 07-23-2012 11:00 PM

First name:Elisha (Eeleesha)

Geographical location:Virginia

Age:20

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages:none

Occupation:none

Pets:3dogs 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: computer time, being outside hanging with friends, sports, etc.

Height:5'3

Eye/Hair Color: brown/red dye/blackish brown natural

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: New journey 7/22/12

Starting Weight:283

Present Weight:283

Goal Weight:short term: 235

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Giving up when people push things in your face and now being in an area where I cant commute to exercise having to do it all in my home.

Following any specific plan:smaller portions No sugars

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: There are more people on my side.

Anything else you would like to share with us:If anyone would like to be my exercise pen pal and keep me motivated through message and everything please let me know it will be greatly appreciated.

chrissypie1202 07-31-2012 12:40 AM

First name: Christine

Geographical location: Los Angeles, CA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Boyfriend

Children/Ages: none yet

Occupation: Student/Temp

Pets: 1, Chihuahua mix, Batman

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, sewing, cooking, baking, going to the movies, and shopping.

Height: 5' 5"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 16th 2012. Before this Journey it was in January 2007.

Starting Weight: 209

Present Weight: 204

Goal Weight: 145- 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Overeating on the weekends and eating late and night especially junk food.

Following any specific plan: I'm counting calories on Lose It! and using the fitbit. Also walking/jogging 5 to 6 days out of the week from 30 min to an hour.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I think determination. When I would go up and down with my wieght and not see any results I would give up and just eat thinking it didn't matter and that it wasn't going to change. Now I want to lose and I'm ready to lose

Anything else you would like to share with us: This will be my second time losing major weight. In 2006 after weight 238 lbs at age 20 I decided I wanted to feel better abount myself and make an effort to lose weight. I managed over the course of 2 years to loose 83 lbs. I slowly started putting on more weight (about 30 lbs) as I got more comfortable in my new relationship. Once I moved in with my boyfriend I gained an additional 20 and decided enough was enough, so both my boyfriend and I are making a commitment to weightloss and reaching our goal weights. I believe this time we both can do it

katiekish 07-31-2012 11:41 PM

Great to meet everyone/read through the profiles
 
First name: Katie

Geographical location: Toronto

Age: 25

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: None! We've decided to be childfree.

Occupation: Research Assistant - I'm also a masters student.

Pets: 2 cats! Kingsley and Margot

Hobbies/Interests: I play a lot of video games, watch tv, hang out at home, go out hiking/camping, going out to the farm to pick flowers and veggies and crafty things

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: My eyes are blue... my hair is naturally a light blonde but I keep it pretty dark - a very dark brown, sometimes black

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: Unintentionally ... May 24, 2012. I went to China and the food destroyed me. I ended up losing like 20 lbs when I was there. So now I'm getting more serious about it, but I count that as my starting weight/date.

Starting Weight: 283

Present Weight: I think around 263, I need to weigh again. I haven't in about 2 weeks.

Goal Weight: Right now it's 180. I expect that once I hit 180 I will want to go down to about 140 - 130, but for now I'd be really happy if I was 180.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love to eat! I love to eat good food... really rich food. And I love sweets. I also eat food really late... and sometimes I don't go outside for a while... I sit on my computer.

Following any specific plan: I've tried weight watchers 3 or 4 times, joined the school gym classes and tried curves. None of them really worked. This time I've got a goodlife fitness membership with a friend and just decided to change my eating habits for life.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My fiance is supporting me, and he has vocalized his concern. I am worried about my weight and my health affecting my life. I just want to be happy and healthy in my own skin.

Anything else you would like to share with us: If you have great recipes I'd love to hear them. I'm also getting married soon! Pretty excited about it.

Lucy23 08-03-2012 07:00 PM

First name: Lucy

Geographical location: Minnesota

Age: 23

Marital Status: Boyfriend

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Student/CNA

Pets: do plants count?

Hobbies/Interests: movies, music, guitars, reading

Height: 5' 6

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 2nd I suppose

Starting Weight: a beautiful 236 lbs

Present Weight: still 236

Goal Weight: I am wanting to make it to 180, then we'll see

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: not eating all the same things my boyfriend eats in the middle of the night, cheese! chips! ICE CREAM, fast food, being to busy to make something healthy

Following any specific plan: Exercise and cutting down on my calorie intake

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: At my largest I weighed 280. I met my b/f on the internet and we had planned to meet each other in November of 2010. The summer before hand I went on a fierce diet and exercised daily. I lost a little over 40lbs by that November. Now I live with my b/f and have not regained or lost anymore weight since 2010. I would really like to be about 180 to 160lbs sometime in my life. My boyfriend weighs about 175 and I'd at least like to be smaller than him. I am a huge believer in body acceptance and I do like my body the way it is, but it would be nice to be able to shop anywhere I want without getting that "we don't carry your size" look from people. So...here I go

pinkpendant 08-03-2012 07:32 PM

First name: Mary

Geographical location: The Netherlands

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none!

Occupation: 3rd year medical student

Pets: Two lovebirds! Coco and gucci (lol! :P)

Hobbies/Interests: traveling, fashion, playing the guitar, learning different languages, nail art

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: brown eyes, brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:

Starting Weight: 187

Present Weight: 167

Goal Weight: somewhere between 135-125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: going to university and being with friends that are constantly eating all sorts of unhealthy stuff lol.

Following any specific plan: nope, just my own personal plan :') which basically includes a lot of natural unprocessed foods; lots of protein, kind of low-carb

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I started working out! I lost quite a lot of weight a few years ago, but ended up looking flabby and feeling exhausted all the time. Also I wanted to lose a lot of weight in a very short period of time, which didn't really work out (obviously). This time around, I educated myself more and am willing to take the time needed in order to lose the weight for once and for all (and more importantly, the healthy way)!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm so glad to have found this forum! I can't wait to write my own goal story at the end of this journey and be able to inspire others too :)

SPark92 08-06-2012 11:39 PM

First name: Sarah

Geographical location: Upstate New York

Age: 19 (20 in December)

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Full time student

Pets: Two cats: Scamper and Fluff, the loves of my life

Hobbies/Interests: movies, animals of all kinds, cooking, seeing new places

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Greenish brown eyes/red hair(auburn)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: When I was 14-15, I lost about 70 pounds, (completely healthy even though I was pretty young) and it's funny, because I completely stalked this site several times a day during that year and a half period, but never really felt like I fit in because I was almost 5 years younger than even the youngest group: the 20-somethings. Thus, I never posted, just took in everything all the women said and pretended I was part of the "club," hahaha. So, I wish it wasn't the case, but I did gain all the weight back, but I'm older now and ready to really become the healthiest me I can be. So the starting date of my last weight loss journey is the beginning of August.

Starting Weight: 196

Present Weight: 192

Goal Weight: about 130. The first time I lost the weight, I got down to 117, and I think that was my downfall. I was healthy and happy at 130, so that's the goal in my sight.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Accepting that I gained the weight back and working just as hard to really make a permanent lifestyle change.

Following any specific plan: Nope, I was a calorie counter the first time, and now I'm doing pretty much the same, just not as obsessive as I was when I was younger.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I won't gain the weight back this time. I'm more mature and ready to change my health for the better, not just so I fit in with the "skinny girls." I won't make my diet my life like I did in the past.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I must say that after being a bystander for so long, it feels really great to finally speak up!

zoesmom 08-07-2012 08:26 PM

opppps....I didn't do this when I first joined. Better late than never!!!!

First name: Jennifer

Geographical location: Georgia

Age: 29

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 1 adorable three year old little girl

Occupation: Accounts Payable at a non-profit

Pets: Haffie and Kitten (two calicos) and King Louie (Aussie Water Dragon)

Hobbies/Interests: reading, baking, playing mom, playing wife, cooking

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel, Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Officially? 7/17/12

Starting Weight: 293

Present Weight: 274.5

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Food addiction

Following any specific plan: Wonderslim

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I will not be fat anymore, will not, will not, will not.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I used to be thin (okay, thinner.) I was 156 pounds, wore a size 8, was healthy. Then life got in the way. I stopped being a vegetarian. Gained weight. I got in a car wreck and injured my knee. Gained weight. I got pregnant and was put on serious bed rest. Gained weight. All said and done, in a period of 5 years I gained 137 pounds. I want to be in the 150's again. I have to be. I can not allow my daughter to think this is okay, not when I see my health diminishing by the second.

mrhianne37 08-08-2012 01:06 PM

First name:Rhianne

Geographical location: ohio

Age:22

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:2 4and 3months

Occupation: stay at home mom

Pets:

Hobbies/Interests:sketching a bit

Height:5'4

Eye/Hair Color:hazel/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:june 13 2012

Starting Weight:180

Present Weight:160

Goal Weight:140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:starting atkins induction and sticking to it

Following any specific plan:atkins

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: my motivation is to surprise my husband when he gets home from deployment

Anything else you would like to share with us:nah

basquegirl 08-13-2012 02:50 AM

First name: Jeanette

Geographical location: Washington Sate

Age: 28

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: none yet

Occupation: Teacher

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: spending time with family and friends. Reading reddit

Height:5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: green/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Aug. 6, 2012

Starting Weight:260.2

Present Weight:254.8

Goal Weight:160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Having everything ready after work. When I get done with work it is hard for me to make dinner and a lot of times I can easily be talked into getting fast food. Also, family functions where it is hard to eat right (I have a large family and so we have these a lot)

Following any specific plan: using myftinesspal

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This form and also I'm starting at a time when there are not a lot of family functions (at least not till after the first 2 weeks of my starting... my sister is getting married this Friday).

Anything else you would like to share with us: Just that I'm really excited to be here and have already seen some great support that I'm really excited about :)

xxjessxx 08-13-2012 10:44 AM

First name:
Jess
Geographical location:
Australia
Age:
19
Marital Status:
Single
Children/Ages:
Nope!
Occupation:
Domino's Pizza Delivery Driver
Pets:
Border collie (Cherry) Burmese cats (Tigger & Milo) Tonkinese cat (Hugo), Thoroughbred horses (Flash & Ralph)
Hobbies/Interests:
I ride horses, and compete at a relatively high level in eventing. I also work alot.
Height:
170cm/5'7
Eye/Hair Color:
Green/Blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
First time: December 25th 2011. This time: August 1st 2012.
Starting Weight:
First time: 85kg/187lbs This time: 78kgs/171lbs
Present Weight:
75 kgs/165lbs
Goal Weight:
60kgs/132lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Fast food & sugar addiction.
Following any specific plan:
Trying to stay under 1500 cals a day.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I feel like I have a stronger midnset....and more hope?

RachelRawr 08-13-2012 03:51 PM

First name: Rachel

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 27

Marital Status: Have a boyfriend of almost 5 years

Children/Ages: None, yet!

Occupation: Student

Pets: 1 cat named Midnight. 1 chow/american eskimo mix named Ninja

Hobbies/Interests: Knitting, Video games, Science, Reading, Playing with my pup

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown and brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Started January 2011, really start cracking down August 7, 2012

Starting Weight: 256

Present Weight: 237

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying on track and not getting discouraged too easily. And not snacking on sweets

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting with my fitness pal.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've got somewhere to chat about my journey and get the encouragement and inspiration I need

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm really glad I found this place. I look forward to my time here and reading the threads really keeps me motivated

successfulhannah 08-16-2012 05:46 PM

First name: Hannah

Geographical location: Louisiana

Age: 23

Marital Status: Divorced :(

Children/Ages: No

Occupation:Administrative Assistant for an oil and gas company

Pets: Blue Pit named Dozer and Chihuaua min pin mix named Azula

Hobbies/Interests: Scrapbooking, camping, mud riding, fishing, swimming and taking pictures (im a country girl)

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Green, Light Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 16, 2010

Starting Weight: 276.6

Present Weight: 166.2

Goal Weight: 145 (changes all the time) I dont want to be to thin just healthy looking.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Actually sticking to a plan this time and never giving up!

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting I swear by this! So far so good.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I actually stuck to it and never quit! I was extremely hard on myself never allowing myself to give up or just say oh i can take a day off today. NO I kept to it!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I hope I can inspire other people to begin a journey to make their lives healthier!

Kelby 08-18-2012 11:15 PM

First name: Aaron

Geographical location: WI

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student/Domino's delivery driver

Pets: Yorkshire Terrier

Hobbies/Interests: Video games, Netflix, and after I start losing some weight I'll get into kayaking and swimming again.

Height: 5'10

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 08/10/2012

Starting Weight: 270

Present Weight:164

Goal Weight: 190 (reevaluate after attaining)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating where I work. Lol.

Following any specific plan: Counting calories with My Food Diary and exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm using the same approach as my one and only other time losing weight. The difference being... there's no wedding 3 months into my efforts. Too much temptation destroyed it for me the first time. After two years I often look back and think about how my life would be different if I had just stuck to it. That in itself is a pretty big motivator for me.


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