20-Somethings Profiles

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  • Hi everyone!

    First name: Anita

    Geographical location: Brazil

    Age: 21

    Marital Status: in a relationship

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: Teacher + university student

    Pets: No

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, music, penpalling

    Height: 5'6

    Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 4th 2012

    Starting Weight: 220

    Present Weight: 216

    Goal Weight: 143

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: motivation

    Following any specific plan: cutting back greasy/junk food, diet shakes, exercising

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Looking for motivation online, getting excited about losing weight and setting goals

    Anything else you would like to share with us: can't wait to see the results!
  • First name: Summer

    Geographical location: Anchorage, AK

    Age: 28

    Marital Status: Engaged

    Children/Ages: 6 year old daughter and a 2 month old daughter

    Occupation: Student

    Pets: Does my fiance count? lol

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, computer games, music

    Height: 5'5

    Eye/Hair Color: Hazel eyes and red hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: (original date was Feb. 13, 2007) This time: January 1, 2012

    Starting Weight: Original weight was 256.8; this time it's 219

    Present Weight: 219

    Goal Weight: 175

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Energy and time

    Following any specific plan: No

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have two kids and a fiance to keep up with so I need to lose this time for definite!!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm an Army fiancee and love him to death!!
  • First name:
    Dan
    Geographical location:
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Age:
    21
    Marital Status:
    Single
    Children/Ages:
    None
    Occupation:
    Retail
    Pets:
    Nope
    Hobbies/Interests:
    Hanging out at coffee shops (need to cut that off though for the diet), going to soccer fields, playing football, working (I enjoy it), watching soccer, football, and love love love Egyptology and cosmology.
    Height:
    6'4
    Eye/Hair Color:
    Brown/Dark Brown
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
    01/09/2012
    Starting Weight:
    235.6
    Present Weight:

    Goal Weight:
    Healthy
    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
    Family, my mom cooks every single day and the cookie is amazing but very carb heavy. We come from Bosnia during war torn times and we are accustomed to one meal days so our diners are at 4 and consist of a lot of carb heavy foods. She's doing what she can to help me out though
    Following any specific plan:
    Ketogenics
    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
    Never really tried before :/
    Anything else you would like to share with us:
    I'm somewhat of a sweetheart. I love helping people out and giving advice so please don't hesitate to ask
  • First name: Julie

    Geographical location: Washington State, USA

    Age: 27

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: an almost 1 year old puppy and three year old twin step-puppies, 13 fish. 7 glofish, 6 goldfish.

    Occupation: Technical Service (Sitdown)

    Pets: Lol, see children.

    Hobbies/Interests: I love being outdoors in nature, taking walks frequently. Playing with the dogs, hanging out with my favorite roommates. Movies, traveling, day trips - clearing the house and interior decorating.

    Height: 5'2"

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue/ (naturally Blonde) currently brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: restarted 1/1/2012

    Starting Weight: 274

    Present Weight: 270

    Goal Weight: 170

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: self-sabotage, I tend to get freaked out when people start noticing the weightloss and go back to my old habits. My goal is to just keep chugging away and to try and ignore the comments that cause me to freakout.

    Following any specific plan: ATKINS

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a completely different mindset, its very much longterm. If for any reason, I don't like something I won't eat it.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I have a LapBand. :P I plan to use it to my weightloss advantages (and hopefully not get detered when I puke frequently)
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  • First name: Jessica

    Geographical location: Orange County, California

    Age:23

    Marital Status: Engaged

    Children/Ages: n/a

    Occupation: Customer Service/ Engines

    Pets: I have giraffe pillow pet. : )

    Hobbies/Interests: Cooking/ baking/ soapmaking/ cake decorating/ blogging/ writing

    Height:5'7

    Eye/Hair Color:brown/brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 1st, 2011

    Starting Weight:255

    Present Weight:211

    Goal Weight:140

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Midnight snacking/ portion control

    Following any specific plan: Calorie counting with my own little twists

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

    Im serious and I want health for so many different reasons. I dont want to give up this time.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Im so thankful for all of you!
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  • Me!
    First name: Sara

    Geographical location: Louisville, KY

    Age: 24

    Marital Status: Single but in a long-term relationship

    Children/Ages: Read:Pets

    Occupation: Case Manager and soon-to-be graduate student

    Pets: 3 wonderful kitties.

    Hobbies/Interests: Crafts (knitting with a loom, crocheting, macrame), Indie Music, many other types of music, reading, and most recently running!

    Height: 5'3''

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue-Green/Dark Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Last summer, but this year with much more vigor!

    Starting Weight: 171

    Present Weight: 164

    Goal Weight: 140, or maybe 130? We'll see!

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Overeating. I enjoy food, and I grew up in the rural south and we love heavy,carby food! One thing that is helping me now is I discovered I am gluten intolerant, so I've solve some digestive/bloating issues and cut out some of the carbs!!

    Following any specific plan: Calorie counting as of this year.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have my boyfriend on board, and I've doscovered I enjoy cardio--I used to have a had time making myself do it in the past.

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

    Geographical location:Vancouver Island

    Age:28

    Marital Status:Engaged

    Children/Ages:My Boy is 10, My Baby Girl is 8

    Occupation:Mom, Support Worker

    Pets:A Rescue Mix Named Jaxon, 2 Pomeranians Kody and August and 1 Cat named Princess

    Hobbies/Interests:Photography, camping, walking on the beach

    Height:5'7

    Eye/Hair Color:Brown and Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Been trying for years most recently December 2011

    Starting Weight:260

    Present Weight:240

    Goal Weight:140

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:I love food and cooking and my Fiance can eat anything

    Following any specific plan:My DR's have me on a plan

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I've tried everything Atkins, South Beach, Soup, Diet Pills, Working out, Fasting, Raw Food, Rice, you name it I have tried it
  • First name: Nafisa

    Geographical locationoronto, Canada

    Age:20

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Student taking time off school to work

    Pets: I have a playful cat who is about 2 years old! His name is Sammy

    Hobbies/Interests: I love to dance, and do hair and makeup on others and myself

    Height:5 ft. 6"

    Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown (both hair and eyes) Until I get bored and change my hair colour

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 16th, 2012

    Starting Weight: 208 lbs

    Present Weight: 208 lbs

    Goal Weight: 150 lbs

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: STICKING WITH IT! keeping myself motivated so I don't give up, also pushing myself through difficult workouts

    Following any specific plan:No specific diet plan, I am just sticking to around 1500 calories a day, low carbs. I want this to be a lifestyle change, not a fad diet that goes down the drain quickly

    As for working out, I have started turbofire - but may begin insanity with my brother shortly.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am doing this with my family. My mom and brother are also trying to get healthier and work out so that will help me stay focused and motivated.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: That about sums it up! This website is very helpful so far!
  • First name: Madelyn

    Geographical location: Tampa, FL

    Age: 22

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Corporate Gal

    Pets: Boxer named Ruby

    Hobbies/Interests: Make up, shopping, reading, but I actually do read

    Height: 5'2

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown and Brown

    Starting Date of weight loss journey: January 5, 2012

    Starting Weight: 172

    Present Weight: 164

    Goal Weight: 130

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Time and exercise

    Following any specific plan: Yes

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm determined to be the best possible me I can be!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm so happy to have found 3FC! i'm taking this journey with my BFFl Brittney and we're determined to be some bad b words by summer! (in a good way of course)
  • First name: Shanae

    Geographical location: Colorado

    Age: 25

    Marital Status: single

    Children/Ages: Austin, 5 and Dylan, 3

    Occupation: none...looking

    Pets: dog, Sam

    Hobbies/Interests: listening to music, watching movies, hanging with the kids

    Height: 5'4

    Eye/Hair Color: blue-greenish/light brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: original Jan 2011...restarting Jan 2012

    Starting Weight: original 217...restarting at 194.8

    Present Weight: 196..stupid muffins lol

    Goal Weight: 135

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: self control

    Following any specific plan: counting calories

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: not much lol

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Just excited to be back at it again!
  • First name: Julia

    Geographical location: Florida

    Age: 21

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: RN Student

    Pets: 1 goldfish named ZacBrown

    Hobbies/Interests: line dancing, movies, doing all tyoes of new things

    Height: 5'7"

    Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes/ black hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/20/12

    Starting Weight: 237

    Present Weight: 237

    Goal Weight: 145

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sticking to it and getting the motivation

    Following any specific plan: calorie counting and lots of exercise

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: im tired of being fat

    Anything else you would like to share with us: hope you all reach your weight goals!
  • First name: Lauren

    Geographical location: Maine

    Age: 24

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: Working as a paralegal, in grad school for MBA

    Pets: none

    Hobbies/Interests: I love to read, go to movies, get pedicures, and watch NFL football (Go Patriots!)

    Height: 5' 10"

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown hair, greenish hazel eyes

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I've been overweight since middle school, seriously started to lose in March of 2009, struggled on and off for a few years, and my most recent start date is 1.19.12

    Starting Weight: 220 +

    Present Weight: 205

    Goal Weight: 155

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love to sit on the couch and binge eat. I also have recently realized how much I love sweets. I never considered myself much of a sweet tooth, but over the holidays, rarely a trip to the grocery store would pass without my stopping by the bakery and picking up a cupcake or slice of cheesecake. Also- I have a history of getting off track and having a very hard time picking it back up.

    Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't want to waste my life anymore. I can't wear the clothes I want, and I feel uncomfortable around new people. I want the world to see the person that I know is there.

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

    Geographical location: Balkans

    Age: 25

    Marital Status: single

    Children/Ages: -

    Occupation: student

    Pets: -

    Hobbies/Interests:

    Height: 169 cm or 5' 6.5''

    Eye/Hair Color: green/light brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 14.01.2012

    Starting Weight: 78 kg or 171,6 lbs

    Present Weight: 77,5 kg

    Goal Weight: 62 kg or 136 lbs

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: sticking to the plan on long-term basis (beyond those first 2-3 months)

    Following any specific plan: workout and diet

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: this time I'm reaching out to this community
  • First name: Amber

    Geographical location: Georgia

    Age: 26

    Marital Status: married

    Children/Ages: 1- 15 months

    Occupation: counselor


    Hobbies/Interests: playing with my little one, doing crafts, spending time with family, decorating

    Height: 5'4"



    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 4th 2012

    Starting Weight: 225

    Present Weight: 220

    Goal Weight: 150

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not wanting to eat comfort food when i feel stressed and getting discouraged with the slow process

    Following any specific plan: Calorie counting - 1200- 1500 max exercise 3 times a week.... and i wear a pedometer

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I have made EVERYONE aware of what I am doing.. this way I have the support of my co workers.. and also have joined 3FC.. i have way more accountability than I did in previous attempts. Also I have a little one now that I want to be able to keep up with!
  • First name: Kristy

    Geographical location: New York

    Age: 23

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: NA

    Occupation: Student

    Pets: none with me, several family pets at home (cats & a dog)

    Hobbies/Interests: gaming, reading, music, movies, random things I flit between...and sleeping...

    Height: 5'3.5"

    Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/currently a light brown but usually my natural blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: sometime in early September

    Starting Weight: 181

    Present Weight: ~167

    Goal Weight: ~120

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: giving in, not working hard enough, making excuses, guilt over making mistakes

    Following any specific plan: nope

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm viewing this as a lifestyle change, not a diet, and I'm being more logical about it.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm sort of flaky, it's hard to keep my attention for too terribly long. I am an anxious, worrisome person by nature and have GAD and SAD but I'm friendly and like to help people.