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  • First name: Candice

    Geographical location: Windsor Ontario Canada

    Age: 27

    Marital Status: single

    Children/Ages: Aiden 4.5 months

    Occupation: stay at home mom right now

    Pets: none

    Hobbies/Interests: reading, photography and dancing

    Height: 4' 11.5"

    Eye/Hair Color: hazel eyes and red hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 12th 2011

    Starting Weight: 210lbs

    Present Weight: 210lbs

    Goal Weight: 110lbs

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stress eating

    Following any specific plan: exercise, water and green vegetables

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i have a support group (here) and i want it more because of my son.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: i have hypothyroidism so eating certain things can be a challenge as well as stress as mentioned before. i have many things in my life that are stressful as do we all but my weight fluctuates 20lbs up and down when im stressed because of my thyroid and im a stress eater.
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  • Quote: First name: Kortney

    Geographical location: NorthEast USA

    Age: 25

    Marital Status: engaged, wedding 4/28/2012

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: RN

    Pets: 2 dogs, Hazel (2 1/2) Murphy (9 months)

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, working out (it's new hahaha), listening to music, movies, spending time with family

    Height: 5'11

    Eye/Hair Color: natural blonde, blue eyes, hair is currently auburn

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/14/2011

    Starting Weight: 276

    Present Weight: 268

    Goal Weight: 160

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Keeping on track eating at work. We have a 'candystore' in the breakroom that I have to walk by to clock in, clock out, get my healthy food out of the fridge, get to my locker..you get the point...but it's really really really hard to not take a piece here and there...

    Following any specific plan: Counting calories, and turbojam right now into turbofire when I'm done the rotation of turbojam.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Wedding! I don't want to look like the Michelin Man in a dress on my wedding day! Plus my arm fat is woah heinous right now...and it needs to go!

    good luck to you on your journey! quick question for you where do i find the weight loss counter at the bottom of your post?
  • First name: Holly

    Geographical location: Tennessee

    Age: 24 (25 on 10 November)

    Marital Status: married

    Children/Ages: Juliet, 18 months

    Occupation: stay at home mom. I work 2 jobs not including what entails being a stay at home mom/housewife. I do data entry and other things from home for an organization, and I work evening/night at a physical therapy office doing medical records and insurance posting.

    Pets: bunny, Gershwin

    Hobbies/Interests: singing, reading, writing, cooking

    Height: 4' 11"

    Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes (hence the username) and red hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6 October 2011

    Starting Weight: 135lbs

    Present Weight: 132lbs

    Goal Weight: 115lbs

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: finding motivation to work out. Saying "no" to certain foods

    Following any specific plan: just making better choices about food. Being aware of calories. Adding exercise.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to set a better example for my daughter. I thought about giving her the food I eat as her nourishment, and it horrified me.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I don't want my daughter to pick up my bad habits, so I want to change them. I don't want her to be a couch potato (she already loves TV *sigh*). I don't want her to constantly put herself down the way I do. Also, it hurts my husband when I put myself down...he always says, "Nobody is going to say bad things about my wife-- not even her." I want to do this not only for them, but for myself because I DESERVE to feel comfortable in my own skin.
  • Hi everyone! Just introducing myself.

    Geographical location: Canada

    Age: 19

    Marital Status: Taken

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Student

    Pets: One kitty

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, playing music

    Height: 5'5

    Eye/Hair Color: Blonde hair, blue eyes

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This summer (2011)

    Starting Weight: 202 lbs

    Present Weight: 181 lbs

    Goal Weight: 140 lbs

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Laziness

    Following any specific plan: Eating veggies and exercising!

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my first weight loss effort!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I can't think of anything right now, but once I hit "Submit Reply" I'll probably think of 100 things.
  • Hello! I'm not sure if I posted on here in the past, but I'm reintroducing myself!

    Geographical location: Texas

    Age: 19

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Over-committed student

    Pets: I have a dog back home

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, sailing, hanging with friends

    Height: 5'7"

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown hair, blueish eyes?

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: It's been an ongoing struggle, but I got serious about it summer of 2010

    Starting Weight: 198+ lbs

    Present Weight: 166 lbs

    Goal Weight: 150 lbs for right now

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: confidence

    Following any specific plan: avoiding the desserts in the servery and exercising!

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know now how great it feels to lose weight and feel more confident, and it's such a motivation!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I frequented 3FC a lot at the beginning of last year, but transferring schools/my grandfather's ill health and death/life in general got in the way, and although I was eating healthy for the most part, I stopped exercising as much as I was and I ended up gaining a few pounds. But no matter... I'm ready to get back on track and meet my goals!
  • Hey all, I just joined to feel a little less lonely in my weight loss

    Geographical location: Rochester, NY

    Age: 22

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Graduate student

    Pets: None, though we have some mice who like to visit the pantry...

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, singing, sewing, hiking

    Height: 5'2"

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today, officially!

    Starting Weight: 146 lbs

    Present Weight: 146 lbs

    Goal Weight: 125 lbs

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: making the time to get out there and exercise! I don't think my eating habits are really terrible, but I never, ever exercise anymore...

    Following any specific plan: Trying to eat only fruits, veggies, lean meats, and whole grains, (no pizza, hot dogs, etc.) but I'll allow myself two "guilty meals" per week. I also want to work out 4 days/week for 45 min.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have support from you, hopefully!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I got married two months ago, and the stress of planning, moving, and finishing my undergrad just led to me gaining 10 lbs in just a few months. I had been hoping to lose 10 lbs before the wedding, and instead I wound up with a dress that didn't quite fit right! Yikes!
  • Just me
    First name:Brandi

    Geographical location: Texas

    Age:24

    Marital Status: In a relationship

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: Student/Substitute teacher

    Pets: 4 month old Golden Retriever named Bristal

    Hobbies/Interests: tanning, fishing, going to concerts, music, cooking, reading, movies.

    Height: 5'4

    Eye/Hair Color: blue/ blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/19/2011

    Starting Weight: 208

    Present Weight: 208

    Goal Weight: 140

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Pushing myself to overcome depression and wanting to give up.

    Following any specific plan: eating healthier and smaller portions, lots of cardio and walking my dog. I am looking into Zumba also.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to be a healthy woman when I get married and have children.

    Anything else you would like to share with us:Part of my goal is to be able to wear shorts and dresses and feel comfortable and pretty.
  • First name: Allie

    Geographical location: Wisconsin, US

    Age: 20

    Marital Status: In a relationship

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Student/Lab Assistant/Barista

    Pets: None

    Hobbies/Interests: SOMEwhat by choice, studying is what I spend most of my time doing! I have a large interest in coffees and teas and trying new kinds. I love music and play the guitar, drums and piano and also love to sing.

    Height: 5'8"

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Light brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2010

    Starting Weight: 192+

    Present Weight: 167

    Goal Weight: 140

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Finding the time to work out!

    Following any specific plan: Eating smaller portions and snacking less, as well as weight training and cardio at least 5 days a week.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have been refusing to see my long-distance boyfriend because of how embarrassed I am by my current body. He is visiting over new years and I would love to feel comfortable around him again!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I am really excited to feel beautiful - but I'm also excited to see you all look and feel beautiful too!!
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    First name: Caitlyn

    Geographical location: Northeast U.S.

    Age: 23

    Marital Status: Have a boyfriend

    Children/Ages: N/A

    Occupation: Environmental Educator for AmeriCorps

    Pets: 2 beautiful kitties, boy and girl, dexter and gypsy

    Hobbies/Interests: photography, reading, hiking, kayaking

    Height: 5'4.5"

    Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, blonde hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 21, 2011

    Starting Weight: If I haven't lost any weight since I went to the doctor a month and a half ago, then 175. If I have, which I should have doing P90X and dieting, I would guess 167

    Present Weight: Need to buy a scale to do this right

    Goal Weight: 120

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Doing it in a healthy way. Not getting down on myself. Not making excuses. Putting the time in to exercise (I'd rather sleep when I am not working 50 hours a week or taking 5 courses at college)

    Following any specific plan: right now it is special K diet while taking thyro-slim supplements. I think I will stick to the special K diet for a month, and then do a cleanse and energy boost diet, and then i am not sure.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am 100% committed. I am facing a reality I can't live with. I need to make a change. Also, future job opportunities I have rely on me being fit.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I need support to quit drinking too... I know if I stop drinking every day weight will come off!
  • First name: Ashley

    Geographical location: New York City, NY/Baltimore, MD

    Age: 21

    Marital Status: single

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: student

    Pets: none

    Hobbies/Interests: writing, politics, history, talking, "natural hair", makeup, feminism, eating...

    Height: 5'3.25''

    Eye/Hair Color: dark brown/almost black eyes and same for hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: this has been a continuous issue in my life, but for the sake of simplicity - I started this summer, summer 2011

    Starting Weight: 245 lb.

    Present Weight: 226 lb.

    Goal Weight: 160 first, then we will see where I should go from there

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: lack of will power, which affects exercise habits.

    Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

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

    Anything else you would like to share with us: nah, this is it for now
  • First name: Jill

    Geographical location: Northeastern US

    Age: 20

    Marital Status: single

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: student

    Pets: one dog back at home, I miss her so much!

    Hobbies/Interests: reading, singing, music, theater

    Height: 5' 6"

    Eye/Hair Color: blue/grayish / brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/24/2011!

    Starting Weight: ~203 (from when I weighed myself at home about 2 weeks ago, can't find my roommates scale in our apartment!)

    Present Weight: 203

    Goal Weight: 140

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love food, like, so much. It's a central thing with a lot of my friends too (I grew up in the suburbs where there wasn't much to do, so we always just went out to eat). It's going to be tough resisting temptation. Also, now that winter is fast approaching, it's gonna be tough to motivate myself to leave my apartment and get to the gym!

    Following any specific plan: just calorie counting and working out

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'M SICK OF BEING FAT! That's the most major one, but I'm also motivated by a certain boy I'd like to impress back home, and by my mom who was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer-- she's struggled with weight her whole life too, and I know it would make her really happy to see me finally achieve this goal.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm so glad to be here! This environment is so supportive, and I think it's gonna be a big help in making me not give up this time!
  • Awkward Asian Girl
    First name: Hye Jeong

    Geographical location: Stanford, California

    Age: 20

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: Student

    Pets: Cat

    Hobbies/Interests: Fashion and clothes (when I'm not broke), electronica, underground rap, indie rock, dancing, singing, Korean food, Tabasco, Sriracha, languages, movies, TV shows (Dexter, Walking Dead, etc.), horror movies, reading fashion blogs religiously (Bleach Black, Stop It Right Now, etc.)

    Height: 5' 5"

    Eye/Hair Color: Black/Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oct. 24, 2011

    Starting Weight: 150

    Present Weight: 150

    Goal Weight: 105

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Laziness, hopelessness, tasty temptations

    Following any specific plan: Calorie counting, daily exercise, etc.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Posting in a forum, becoming engaged in a community

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

    Geographical location: Wichita, KS, USA

    Age: 29, 30 in May

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: 3, Girl 6, Girl 5, Boy 3

    Occupation: SAHM

    Pets: nope

    Hobbies/Interests: reading and The Sims 3, yeah they get me into trouble

    Height: 5'7"

    Eye/Hair Color: blue, bottle blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12 September 2011 is when I started watching my diet, but I had been working out for a couple of weeks before then.

    Starting Weight: 206

    Present Weight: 192

    Goal Weight: 150

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: My husband is military, so when he's gone I'm kind of a single mom. That doesn't make it easy to stay on my eating plan or keep up with gym time. I also have PCOS.

    Following any specific plan: Low cal and lots of exercise!

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel more committed than last time. Our finances are also better. It's really hard to go to them gym when you can't afford the gas to get there. And Ramen 3x a day isn't really healthy eating.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I am going to start training for a marathon soon. The Wichita Marathon is run in October. However if I get pregnant I will stop official training, but I won't stop my exercise and healthy eating. I gained 60lbs with my last pregnancy and only lost 10lbs in the months after his birth. That won't happen again!!
  • First name: Tiffany

    Geographical location: New York City

    Age: 22

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Currently Unemployed

    Pets: None

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Writing, Interneting (not a word lol)

    Height: 6'0"

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/27/11

    Starting Weight: 285

    Present Weight: 285

    Goal Weight: 165

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: For me the biggest hurdle will be sticking with my plans. I reach a certain point when I diet, usually a few months in, where regardless of how well I'm doing, I get bored and give up.

    Following any specific plan: Not really. I'm trying the 3 day diet for the next couple weeks because I'm going to a wedding on Nov. 11th, but after that I probably just going to go the normal diet and exercise route.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well the major difference is this website. I haven't been a part of anything like this before and I think it will be a great help to have this support system. I'm also setting mini-goals and rewards (an idea I got from browsing around here) so that this uphill battle isn't so steep. All in all I'm really excited about this, which isn't something I could say about my previous diets.

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

    Geographical location: Ohio

    Age: 24

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Chemical Engineer

    Pets: 2 cats, Sheldon and Leonard

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, movies, concerts, bass guitar

    Height: 5'7"

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes, blonde hair currently

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/11/11

    Starting Weight: 260

    Present Weight: 254

    Goal Weight: 160

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Overeating, eating out, getting lazy and not working out, getting bored/frustrated and giving u

    Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and currently the 30ds

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am actually making an effort to stick with it this time by logging calories and exercising and trying to become a part of this support system.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: not right now