20-Somethings Profiles

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  • First name: Amanda

    Geographical location: Moorestown, NJ, though I'm originally from SW Virginia

    Age: 20

    Marital Status: In a committed relationship (waiting a few years to get married)

    Children/Ages: N/A

    Occupation: Student

    Pets: None living with me at the moment, but I have a cat living with my mom named Daisy! I'm a huge animal lover and I've had a variety of pets and animal involvement my whole life... this is my first time living anywhere without pets.

    Hobbies/Interests: Science (how's that for broad and vague?), arts/crafts, current events, photography and music (cello)

    Height: 5'4"

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Gosh, that's a hard question to answer... I guess for my most recent round, around mid-July 2011

    Starting Weight: 194

    Present Weight: 187

    Goal Weight: 140-ish (I'm more concerned with how I feel and look than the actual number)

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Self-destructive habits and self-sabotage

    Following any specific plan: Just plain ol' calorie-counting.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Supportive SO, and I'm figuring out ways to work around my bad habits rather than relying on "willpower" to stay on track. I'm trying to build a framework for success.
  • First name: Shannon

    Geographical locationerre Haute IN

    Age:28

    Marital Status:Married

    Children/Ages:2 girls ages 10 and 7

    Occupation:Stay ay home mom and wife

    Pets:2 dogs

    Hobbies/Interests: Makeup artist

    Height:5'0

    Eye/Hair Color:green eyes,brown hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:08/12/2011

    Starting Weight:245

    Present Weight:245

    Goal Weight:145

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:actually sticking to it and not quiting this time

    Following any specific plan: weight watchers

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am tried of feeling like I am unhealthy and unable to play with my kids

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I am so glad there is a site that will motivate me to not give up
  • First name: Jessica

    Geographical location: Georgia

    Age: 24

    Marital Status: So very single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: full time asst. manager at a convenience store and part time student

    Pets: My doggy Maybellene! Named after the Chuck Berry song, not the make-up line!

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, making bad decisions

    Height: 5'8"

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Eating better now, but starting exercise August 22 (i had a minor wreck and i have to heal up a bit!)

    Starting Weight: 265

    Present Weight: 265

    Goal Weight: Between 155 to 165ish

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: not trying to set a deadline on it! i have to remember that it's a total lifestyle change, not a competition!

    Following any specific plan: acting like i have some sense would be nice! eating better, counting cals, and cutting out sodas is my first challenge... then starting some exercise

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i'm not setting a deadline on myself. i deal with mini-goals without an issue, but get discouraged with a BIG goal, esp if i start out with a special event as my benchmark date

    Anything else you would like to share with us: i love this site
  • First name: Kelly

    Geographical location: Paris, France

    Age: 27

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation:

    Pets: None

    Hobbies/Interests: Music, Graphic Design

    Height: 5'4"

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 09/2010

    Starting Weight: 195

    Present Weight: 154

    Goal Weight: 135/125

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not getting satisfied and quitting!

    Following any specific plan: Nope

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is the second time I've lost the weight and that is annoying enough to keep me from doing it a third time!

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

    Geographical location: Farmington, Utah

    Age: 22

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Central Station Operator... I help catch bad guys.

    Pets: I have 2 dogs, a 2 year old pomeranian named Otto and a 6 year old Airedale Terrier named Toby

    Hobbies/Interests: I LOVE playing video games, World of Warcraft mostly. I love going out and hanging out with my friends. Dancing is one of my favorite things to do. I love to read when I can find the time.

    Height: 5'7"

    Eye/Hair Color: Red hair, blue eyes

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 24th, 2011

    Starting Weight: 247

    Present Weight: 232

    Goal Weight: 160 for now.

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Food is a big thing for me. It's hard to give up the fat greasy stuff for the health stuff, but I've done it before... I can do it again.

    Following any specific plan: I plan on eating lowfat/lowcarb foods, and no red meat.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past I would starve myself and I would manage to lose weight, but it always came back. I'm ready to do it the healthy way this time.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm new to the site and I look forward in sharing my weight loss journey with all of you.
  • First name: Jenny

    Geographical location: Southern California

    Age: 19-->20 (almost 20.. like in 4 months?)

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: 0

    Occupation: Full time University Student

    Pets: Nope

    Hobbies/Interests: I'm still looking for it.. But I am an Ex-Maplestory Player. I quit now b/c it ruined my GPA.

    Height: 5'2

    Eye/Hair Color: dark brown/dark brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 129

    Starting Weight:129

    Present Weight:126

    Goal Weight:115 (..yea..I'm aiming high.)

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting pass 120s, it's really hard for me. I tend to get stuck around 121-122 and goes back up. I need to get past the 120s! I'm in here for the long run!

    Following any specific plan:Practice Healthy Living
    -2 salad for lunch per week
    -Apple a day
    -Fruits everyday
    -Drink 8 glass of water per day
    -Being active & taking the long route when walking to school
    -going to gym 3 days per week
    -Stalk SNSD FAN website & look at their photo for encouragement.
    -weight myself everyday
    -Try to eat under 1500 calories.. (i'm a calories counter.. but hey, it works for me)
    -Keep a 3fatchicks Healthy Living Blog & do weekly events on there.
    -manage a photoshoot of myself every weekend.. to track my record.
    -NEVER EVER starve myself.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
    -I keep a blog for encouragement & to keep me on track.

    Anything else you would like to share with us:
    -Growing up, I was always considered the fattest girl in the family. All my girls cousins were thin and I felt bad. Sometime, I feel that they condensed me for my weight. My parents love me so much. But for once, I just want to my parents proud, that not only do they have a smart daughter but also a beautiful daughter.

    So, Finally, at the age of 19, I want to do something for myself. I want to change for the better.
  • I just found this and thought I'd jump in (if that's cool with everyone)

    First name: Amber

    Geographical location: Pennsylvania

    Age:20

    Marital Status: Married as of April

    Children/Ages:not yet but I have 2 nephews that I have often.

    Occupation:CNA

    Pets:Otis my 4 year old American Bulldog, and Chino my 6month old Chihuahua

    Hobbies/Interests: volleyball, music, camping, swimming...

    Height:5'2"

    Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes, brown hair.

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: not sure on that one.

    Starting Weight:212

    Present Weight:208

    Goal Weight:130 (might go lower if i even make it that far)

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I keep giving up. I'm from a huge Italian family and everything we do is centered around a TON of food. It is hard to stay on track and feel like i'm in with the fam.

    Following any specific plan: trying to find a good plan for me, but for now just small food changes. (no soda or junk food)

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I saw myself yesterday how everyone else sees me (body wise) on video camera and about cried.

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

    Geographical location: Florida, USA

    Age: 26

    Occupation: Currently unemployed Hoping to change that in the next few days.

    Pets: Two lovely kitties.

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, photography, baking/cooking, gaming, a few heavy academic interests.

    Height: 5'6

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8/21/11

    Starting Weight: 194.6

    Present Weight: 194.6

    Goal Weight: 130

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Complacency, stress eating.

    Following any specific plan: Researching to see if any are right for me.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am beginning a new chapter in my life and want to do it right this time.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Hoping to also find a buddy on the site who is in a similar boat as me to help keep each other motivated.

  • First name: Laura

    Geographical location: South Florida

    Age: 22

    Marital Status: I just moved in with my boyfriend

    Children/Ages: -

    Occupation: LAST SEMESTER STUDENT. Currently job seeking.

    Pets: -

    Hobbies/Interests:

    Height: 5í4Ē

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 08/17/2011 officially want it to begin.

    Starting Weight: 210

    Present Weight: 204

    Goal Weight: 130-140.. happiness is more important than the number at the moment.

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Making this a priority and believing in myself to maintain the habits. Mayyyybe training my tastebuds to crave peanut butter and chocolate less

    Following any specific plan: Currently calorie counting Ė am deciding on which more structured plan works for me! Iíve used both WW and South Beach before and seen exactly the same resultsÖ.. but only stuck them out for 2 months each. I think WW might be more maintainable for me long run, while taking notes from SB as to the best foods for weight loss.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Iíve finally accepted that I deserve this change and donít deserve to feel the way that I do /have for the past 4 years. I think a large part of my journey is mental.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I am hoping to find accountability and support on this forum! Please contact me if you want
  • First name: Amber

    Geographical location: Upstateish Newyork

    Age:21

    Marital Status:Single

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: office Manager

    Pets: Pitbull, Brownie 3yrs Chi/Pek, Jill 2yrs

    Hobbies/Interests: Bowling, Shopping, movies, makeup, bars

    Height:5'5

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue / Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/11

    Starting Weight:282

    Present Weight:253

    Goal Weight:150

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:everything??? Staying on track is my biggest problem. Ill go hard for a few months and get bored and stop

    Following any specific plan: my own

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I cant fut my finger on it. I feel different this time about it. I think im truly ready. Also could be that i lost 30lbs and loved the feeling of it so i want it back!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: anyone else in ny?
  • First name: Tina

    Geographical location: Austin, TX

    Age: 21

    Marital Status: single

    Children/Ages: n/a

    Occupation: Student

    Pets: 2 dogs

    Hobbies/Interests: watching movies, reading books, web design

    Height: 5'1''

    Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7th grade

    Starting Weight: 126

    Present Weight: approx. 126

    Goal Weight: 110

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: cravings and the urge to eat fattening food! I am addicted to food!

    Following any specific plan: low-carb diet

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am just so fed up with constantly giving up, and now I am trying something completely new: low-carb, which so far seems to be making me feel less puffy/bloated with more energy.

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

    Geographical location: Middle Europe

    Age: 24

    Marital Status: single

    Children/Ages: n/a

    Occupation: Personal Assistant

    Pets: one cat

    Hobbies/Interests: reading, cooking, hanging out with friends, shopping..

    Height: 5'5

    Eye/Hair Color: auburn / blue

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 2008

    Starting Weight: 238 lbs

    Present Weight: 169 lbs :/

    Goal Weight: 125-130 lbs

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have zero self-restraint and I'm lazy.

    Following any specific plan: calorie counting and I try working out.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've been losing weight for almost 3 years now; recently I started gaining again and now I'm up by almost 12lbs. I haven't been this heavy in two years, and I really don't want to go off-track and miss this chance.

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

    Geographical location: Australia

    Age: 24

    Marital Status: De facto relationship

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Reservations Agent

    Pets: 2 Cats - Kitty & Coke

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, movies, horses

    Height: 5'0

    Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, Brunette hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8th August 2011

    Starting Weight: 98kg

    Present Weight: 97kg

    Goal Weight: 55 kg

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Chocolate! And all the foods my boyfriend loves...

    Following any specific plan: No

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've worked on my eating and gotten it to a good stage...Feeling good throughout the day and have broken the cycle of a lot of the junk I used to eat. Now I've added in the gym and am really enjoying it. I've thought it through this time!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm excited to be here
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    First name: Laura


    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Iíve finally accepted that I deserve this change and donít deserve to feel the way that I do /have for the past 4 years. I think a large part of my journey is mental.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I am hoping to find accountability and support on this forum! Please contact me if you want
    Hey Laura, I think we are similar in similar situations. I'm 25 living in San Francisco at 185 lbs. I just got back from Hawaii where I wore a bikini from my last Hawaii trip 3 years ago. I hate the way most of the pictures came out, and I want to love my bikini body. So if you want to team up and check in with each other every so often, I'm down. I couldn't private message you for some reason though,

    Annie
  • First name: Delilah

    Geographical location: Texas

    Age: 25

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: 0

    Occupation: Finance

    Pets: 0

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, movies, DIY, Christianity

    Height: 5'6"

    Eye/Hair Color: Green/Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today

    Starting Weight: 190

    Present Weight: 190

    Goal Weight: 150

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating & consistently working out

    Following any specific plan: Counting calores & hopefully working out 4-5 times a week

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've never been this big before and I'm starting to get stretch marks all over. This has to stop.