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MrsBinase 05-19-2011 06:48 AM

First name: Kavuli

Geographical location: Cape Town, South Africa

Age: 27

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: None yet

Occupation: Stay at home fiance

Pets: None yet

Hobbies/Interests: Blogger, Hair Care, Crocheting

Height: 5'1

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 19, 2011

Starting Weight:151 (68.6kg)

Present Weight:151 (68.6kg)

Goal Weight: 110 (50kg)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating anything after 8pm, eliminating fast food for convenience, cutting sugar out completely.

Following any specific plan: Not yet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time it's much harder. I'm not as physically active as in the past, and I also don't drink as much alcohol as I used to, which I do believe was the reason I was so thin.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Not yet :)
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octbride11 05-19-2011 12:51 PM

First name: Cate

Geographical location: Georgia
Age: 22

Marital Status: engaged...getting married 10-15-11

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: nanny

Pets: 1 dog

Hobbies/Interests: outdoors, food/wine, and spending time with my nieces

Height: 5'0

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 10, 2011

Starting Weight: 135

Present Weight: 130

Goal Weight: 105

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Self control, consistency

Following any specific plan: Ideal protein

eilyin 05-20-2011 10:52 AM

Hi!
 
First name: Eileen

Geographical location: North Jersey

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Finance

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: Travel/Photography

Height:57

Eye/Hair Color:

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/13/11

Starting Weight: 185

Present Weight: 181

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: over eating

Following any specific plan: trainer and counting calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: starting to workout with a trainer

Anything else you would like to share with us:

TodayYouAreYou 05-21-2011 08:55 PM

Yay!
 
First name: Demi

Geographical location: Montana

Age: 21

Marital Status: SINGLE :p

Children/Ages: None unless you count furbabies

Occupation: Transmission Line CADD Technician

Pets: 1 Basset Hound (Tracker) 1 Pit Bull/Boxer Mix Rescue (Murphy) 2 DSH Cats (Salem and Louie)

Hobbies/Interests: Drafting/Designing, Dog Training, Reading, Painting, Music, Weightloss LOL :D

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel, Reddish Brown with Caramel Highlights!

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: on and off for YEARS, This is the last time I'm starting: 5/13/2011

Starting Weight: 297

Present Weight: 291

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying motivated. If I don't see results I end up getting frustrated. I've finally realized this about myself and am going to do it this time. OH and staying away from my mother's cooking! IT'S TOO DELICIOUS!

Following any specific plan: Eat less/healthier, exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have done a lot of looking inward and realizing why I do the things I do. I am out and living on my own so no temptations around the house!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I made it down to 185 my 8th grade year, and after my so called friends started calling me anorexic (I WASN'T) I gave up and ended up gaining every pound I lost back plus an extra 60 over my high school years and college. :( Lesson learned: Don't listen to anyone else, do it for YOU! :cp:

PrepSloane 05-22-2011 09:08 PM

First name: Kim

Geographical location: Alabama

Age: 25

Marital Status: Engaged:D

Children/Ages: none yet!

Occupation: Homemaker

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: reading, church, exercising, shopping

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 12th 2011

Starting Weight: 173

Present Weight: 165

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my pcos makes it hard to loose/keep the weight off

Following any specific plan: Nope, just reduced cals and lots of exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm more motivated than I was before.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
My fiance and I are gearing up to start trying to conceive,and I want to be in the best physical weight to be able to get pregnant and carry to term.

maanubilli 05-22-2011 10:46 PM

First name: Sana

Geographical location: NJ, USA

Age: 26

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: none yet

Occupation: Home-maker

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, watching reality tv shows, movies, cooking

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: brown/black with highlights :)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 05/20/2011

Starting Weight: 205 lbs

Present Weight: 200 lbs

Goal Weight: 145 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation factor, eating right.. working out.. I get bored really easily and I even hired a Personal Trainer to help keep me challenged!

Following any specific plan: trying to eat right and workout - cant wait for the day until I can run on the treadmill again..

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: If I continue on the path I am on, I wont be able to have children without any invasive procedures, and thats something I dont want to do to my body - so Im giving myself the push and hopefully this forum will be a good motivation :)

ArsenicAlyss 05-23-2011 02:14 PM

First name: Claire

Geographical location: Ventura, California (1 hr north of Los Angeles)

Age: 22 yrs

Marital Status: Boyfriend/In a relationship.

Children/Ages: No children.

Occupation: Account rep at a textbook publishing company.

Pets: One dog (Labrador) and one cat.

Hobbies/Interests: Roller derby, journalism, playing bass guitar, making zines, punk rock, feminism, queer culture, science fiction, history, politics, etc.

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, hair is currently auburn-red.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today, pretty much...May 23, 2011.

Starting Weight: 210 lbs.

Present Weight: 210 lbs.

Goal Weight: 145 lbs.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Insulin resistance (PCOS) and emotional eating. I eat to take the edge off whenever something makes me feel sad, angry or upset. I have tried to replace food with other things, but I haven't really found something that works in the same way yet.

Following any specific plan:
Not sure yet. Working on limiting food to three specific meal times and adding more fruits and vegetables. I don't have much faith in brand-name weight loss plans, so I am considering getting involved with Overeaters Anonymous and having lap band surgery.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I'm willing to acknowledge that I have a personal, internal problem, and I'm no longer blaming my rough childhood/adolescence for my weight. I'm tired of looking and feeling the way that I do, and I want to lose weight for me, not to please anyone else.

JackieP 05-23-2011 08:58 PM

First name: Jackie

Geographical location: Pennsylvania

Age: 19 (20 in September!)

Marital Status: Perpetually Single

Children/Ages: Zero

Occupation: College Student (Communication - Music Double Major)

Pets: Dog - Pepper (Pom-a-poo)

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, Piano, Reading, Baking (cookies are my downfall), Amusement parks, ADAM LAMBERT, Harry Potter, and a slew of other things.

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Dark Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I guess I'd consider that to be the beginning of the school year last September (9/2010).

Starting Weight: 198 (ish) Really fluctuated between 200 and 195 at my heaviest.

Present Weight: 171

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binging on snack foods, lack of motivation to exercise, couch potato syndrome ;), and expecting results too quickly

Following any specific plan: Counting calories (hopefully 1300-1500 daily), and exercise 4-6 days a week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm on the proper medication now. And I'm finally dedicated to long term change.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Excited for a new life!

coastalvagrant 05-26-2011 06:18 AM

First name: Vanessa

Geographical location: New Hampshire, on the seacoast.

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: No.

Occupation: Plant merchandiser.

Pets: None at the moment. Hope to get a couple of dogs someday. And maybe a horse.

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, photography, singing, going to the beach, riding horses.

Height: 5'0

Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 18th 2010.

Starting Weight: 203

Present Weight: 135

Goal Weight: 111

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Genetics and understanding how much I really should be eating.

Following any specific plan: I like to joke that I follow the poverty diet + manual labor workout. But no, not really.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I had to change my mindset completely. In the past I had an all or nothing view of weight loss. I thought that if I was never going to be skinny, what was the point of even bothering? I finally came to realize that even if it's not my ideal weight, it's still better to be at 180 than 200.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Even though it's cliche, I've found that weight loss really IS about a lifestyle change.

kgsmiles3 05-26-2011 11:36 AM

First name: Krystal
Location: CT
Age: 25
Marital Status: married
Children: yes, boy Paul Jr.7 months
Occupation: SAHM
Pets: 2.5 year old Yorkie he's my other baby :)
Hobbies: Working out, shopping, hanging w my family and friends, Church, reading magazines and cleaning
Height: 5'2
Eyes: brown
Begin weightloss journey: March 2010/ 192 pounds
Current weight:178
Biggest hurdle: finding the time to workout with an infant schedule. Also making sure I find time to eat
Specific plan: Fat Smash/calorie counting
Different than before: I'm learning how to eat healthy and that excersise is an important part of my weightloss.

jmfan317 05-26-2011 03:52 PM

First name: Ashley

Geographical location: Las Vegas, NV

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Unemployeed and still lookin

Pets: 2 cats both boys

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, Dancing and watching movies

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Ha! Again May 23 2011

Starting Weight: 160

Present Weight: 160

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating healthy

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I won't give up til I reach my goal

Anything else you would like to share with us: I want to feel confident and have better self esteem

mypinkpolkadot 05-26-2011 05:15 PM

First name: Jenny

Geographical location: Bay Area, California (moving to Vancouver, Washington in a month or 2)

Age: 20

Marital Status: practically engaged

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: sales rep/assistant manager for verizon wireless

Pets: cat and dog:)

Hobbies/Interests: gaming, reality tv

Height: 5'5''

Eye/Hair Color: blue/black(blonde but i dye it)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Nov 2007

Starting Weight:342

Present Weight:228

Goal Weight:145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: not giving up

Following any specific plan: counting calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: its my main priority.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have skinny jeans waiting for me :)

shellofself 05-27-2011 01:36 PM

First name: Lori

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: N/A - unless you count pets!

Occupation: Journalist

Pets: Thumper, 5-year-old maltipoo & Belle, 3-year-old Collie

Hobbies/Interests: Watching mindless television, dancing, writing & spending time with my pups

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Gosh.. My entire life. I didn't get serious about weight loss (again) until earlier this year.

Starting Weight: 225

Present Weight: 204.5

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking to eating healthy; remaining patient with progress; not succumbing to an eating disorder.

Following any specific plan: Nixing bad foods (pizza, excess starches, etc) and staying active.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm back at my original weight again. At 17 I had gone down to a 125.

Anything else you would like to share with us: :) There's plenty of time for that later! Let's do this, ladies!

ahyessophie 05-28-2011 04:42 PM

First name: Sophie

Geographical location: Toronto

Age: 21

Marital Status: Taken

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student, although I pay to be one so it doesn't really count!

Pets: Milo, my roommate's cat, who should probably join this site

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Baking, Design

Height: 5'6''

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This week I suppose!

Starting Weight: 170 as of a couple weeks ago

Present Weight: Haven't weighed in so we'll say 170

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Where to begin?! I'm a student in Uni with a very tight budget, parties and after-party snacks are hurting my efforts, I love trying food and all sorts of desserts but just a taste is never enough...Oh and I very rarely get off my arse

Following any specific plan: Portion control - enjoying a bit of everything in moderation, and I tend to eat Mediterranean-ish but not following THE Medi. diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm living on my own! In high school it was a lot easier for me (although I never lost weight very healthily)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I want to stop my gradual weight gain before it gets out of control. At 170, I don't feel like myself, and I'm tired of shopping with the worry of not fitting into the largest main-range size!

erikarae 05-29-2011 11:15 AM

First name: Erika

Geographical location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Age: 22 (My birthday was Thursday. 22 feels so much older than 21!)

Marital Status: long-term, live-in boyfriend

Children/Ages: none.

Occupation: Student, Waitress

Pets: none.

Hobbies/Interests: I'm pretty crafty and enjoy working with my hands. I also read like a fiend (I'm studying literature), and I like to write.

Height:5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brownish, Redish, Blondish (changes seasonally)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: TODAY.

Starting Weight: 186

Present Weight: 181

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating; being a college student and avoiding splurging with alcohol/take-out/dinners out with friends. I also work in a pizza restaurant where I get free food, so that is hard to pass up since I'm usually pretty low on money because I'm working my way through school.

Following any specific plan: My diet plan as of now mostly involves focusing on eating enough fruits & veggies. I find if I focus on eating enough portions of them every day, then I'm less likely to grab something else to snack on.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm ready. I have to put on a bathing suit for the first time in years in July and I want to be able to wear a bikini and not be ashamed or self-conscious of my belly/love handles/muffin top.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm ready!! No shenanigans this time. I refuse to be good and excited for a week and then lose my motivation like I have in previous attempts.

fullofhope 05-29-2011 06:05 PM

First name: Linda

Geographical location: Seattle, WA

Age: 29

Marital Status: Married/Complicated

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: childcare/personal assistant

Pets: cats and a turtle I got when I was SIX

Hobbies/Interests: nature, photography, kids, music

Height: 6'1"

Eye/Hair Color: both dark

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 2010

Starting Weight: 322

Present Weight: 247

Goal Weight: 175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating, eating out of boredom, and binging

Following any specific plan: low carb/low glycemic index

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I never even made any efforts in the past, I just never believed I could do it. I never had any sort of will power or motivation to even start. Finally did and showed myself I could do it and just haven't stopped.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm also bipolar which adds some interesting struggles to all of this sometimes. I've got a blog on tumblr where I've been keeping track of my journey as I go and I'm more than happy for anyone interested to check it out, the name over there is fatgirlrevolution. I'm also always more than happy to chat/exchange pms/email with new friends/ladies that want to talk about the issues facing us every day.

ahyessophie 05-30-2011 04:13 PM

Hey erikarae - sounds like we have a similar situation and goals, glad to know there's someone else out there. Working to pay my way through school is definitely a big hurdle to eating well... Good luck!

elizabeth1218 05-30-2011 06:39 PM

I need a Strong Start
 
First name: Elizabeth

Geographical location: Virginia, US

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Teacher

Pets: 2 Cats

Hobbies/Interests: Movies & Scrapbooking

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 5/31/11

Starting Weight: 230

Present Weight: 230

Goal Weight: Goal 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Pain From My Illness

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've never been so determined, I NEED to feel good about myself

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'd be happy for any advice :)

MidnightRaven 05-30-2011 10:59 PM

First name:Gretchen

Geographical location: North Carolina

Age: 25

Marital Status: Serious relationship

Children/Ages: None!

Occupation: Student

Pets: 2 adorable kitties, Kitts is my avatar!

Hobbies/Interests: Full time graduate student... that takes up all of my time!

Height: 5'10"

Eye/Hair Color: Green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Forever.... but seriously, today:May 30, 2011

Starting Weight: 206.8

Present Weight: 206.8

Goal Weight: 160... perhaps lower, we'll see.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation! I live with my boyfriend, and he is 125lbs soaking wet but can eat a 48oz container of ice cream for dinner (seriously) but not gain a pound.

Following any specific plan: Nope.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Turned 25... know it's time to make a serious change.


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irishlad 05-31-2011 05:33 AM

First name: James

Location: Ireland

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single

Children: None (None that I am aware of anyway!)

Occupation: Engineer

Pets: 1 Cat.

Hobbies / Interests: Sport, Soccer especially. Like the outdoors, expecially water, coast and rivers.

Height: 5'7"

Eyes / Hair: Blue Eyes, Reddish / Blondy - Irish colour hair!

Begin weightloss journey: Approx 31st March 2011

Start Weight: 266lbs (19 Stone)

Current weight: 226 lbs (Just over 16 Stone)

Biggest hurdle: Reducing / Stopping drinking alcohol and partying, and Fast Food. Not giving in and sticking to it.

Specific plan: High protein, specific vegetables, some fruit, low carbs and sugar (and some small portions of restricted Vegetables).

Different than before: I am motivated and committed to it this time and can see the rewards and benefits. Want to enjoy my younger years now, live life and do things I wanted to do but doubted I ever would. Over half way there, making better progress than I could have imagined, full of energy and improving fitness, enjoying sports more, more confidence, smaller clothes fitting.

ashleyy 06-01-2011 03:40 PM

First name:Ashley

Geographical location:Louisiana

Age:27

Marital Status:married

Children/Ages:2-- Arianna who is 7 and Aden who is 4.

Occupation:crew chief/server trainer at IHOP

Pets:1 cat. tux :)

Hobbies/Interests:everything really. being outdoors, swimming, gardening, cooking, jumping on the trampoline with the kids, even cleaning sometimes.

Height:5 '5

Eye/Hair Color:brown for both

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 30, 2011. I am now on DAY 3!!

Starting Weight: first weigh in- 163 this morning

Present Weight:well 163 .. lol

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:not giving in to temptation. gosh, I mean, I work at a pancake shop!!

Following any specific plan: Ideally, 1300 cals /day. but more of changing how I eat in general.. bought sugar free lifesavers for when I just want something in my mouth ( really good btw ) little things, cooking 2 vegetables with every meal, so like 3/4 plate vegetables and the rest starch /meat.. trying to drink more water as well .

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Last time , I was taking Adipex.. which, since I am not obese, I should never have been prescribed in the first place.. but I had drastic weight loss, very quickly and eventually gained it all back, plus. This time, I know I need to do something that will be a lifetime thing.

Anything else you would like to share with us:_I am very excited to get to know everyone here so we can help each other through our weight loss journeys. I looked around for a bit before I decided to join this support group and I have to say, everyone seems so amazing. The before and after pictures I saw were just incredible. Obviously , you guys have it going on , and I am so excited to be a part of it!!_________________
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Andria03 06-03-2011 12:18 PM

First name: ANDRIA

Geographical location:GRANITE CITY, IL

Age:29

Marital Status:MARRIED

Children/Ages: HANNAH 8/MADISON 5

Occupation:RECEPTIONIST

Pets:MINI-SCHNAUZER NAMED LELAND

Hobbies/Interests:SPEDNING TIME WITH MY HUBBY AND KIDS,SOCCER,CAMPING AND AN OCCASIONAL GIRLS NIGHT

Height:5'4''

Eye/Hair Color:HAZEL

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:MAY 2011

Starting Weight:160

Present Weight:157

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: SNACKING, I LOVE TO SNACK AND LOT BEFORE BED :(

Following any specific plan: NOT YET, BUT GOING TO A IDEAL PROTEIN 6/8/2011

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:MY MOTHER HAS ALWAYS BEEN OVER WEIGHT SO I AM JUST SCARED THAT IF I DONT STOP THIS NOW I WILL GET VERY OVERWEIGHT AND BE STUCK THAT WAY
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Michigan Jen 06-03-2011 01:45 PM

First name: Jen

Geographical location: Michigan

Age: 22

Marital Status: Engaged, wedding date is 5/26/2012

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Full time student working on my Master's degree.

Pets: 1 Golden Retriever - Mojo and 1 cat - Mittens

Hobbies/Interests: Movies, reading, gardening, cooking

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Both dark brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 5/28/2011

Starting Weight: 285

Present Weight: 282

Goal Weight: Ideally, 130... realistically... 140.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I think I have a food addiction... seriously. I'm constantly thinking about it even when I'm not hungry. Also, I have been working out but it's painful so I hope that goes away soon...

Following any specific plan: Counting calories, working out at least once a day.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I was always thin and a healthy weight until I started gaining about three years ago, so I've never had to do this before.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm glad I'm here. :)

BlameitOntheGirl 06-05-2011 09:36 PM

First name: Holley

Geographical location: Boston

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Hospitality

Pets: None, I would love a cat though.

Hobbies/Interests: I love reading and writing. I also love walking and just taking in scenery and I also love shopping.

Height: 5’8”

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Blue and Black hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 30th 2011 (started losing weight in March but not on purpose.

Starting Weight: 295

Present Weight: 277

Goal Weight: 155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation and willpower. Action speak louder than words! You can say you will lose weight all you want but doing is another, that has always been my biggest problem.

Following any specific plan: Not really. I am just going to workout every morning and eat better and include breakfast In my diet.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know I can do this and I have support this time.

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

allison66 06-05-2011 09:44 PM

First name: Allison

Geographical location: NYC

Age: 24

Marital Status: Fantasy-married to a bevy of 60s rockstars

Children/Ages: None!

Occupation: I work in the music industry.

Pets: None here in NYC, but at my mom's back in Ohio, 4 awesome cats.

Hobbies/Interests: Going to concerts, traveling, writing, reading, anything to do with music.

Height: 5'10"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 31, 2011

Starting Weight: around 336

Present Weight: 336 (I just weighed myself tonight for the first time, haha)

Goal Weight: I would love to break into Onederland, but I'd love to make it to 200 first!

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Fried food.. my ultimate weakness!

Following any specific plan: Joined a gym and working out 4-6 times a week, trying to cut calories, drinking lots of water!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I think I'm more dedicated to it. I'm really ready for a change. I'm sort of doing a whole "mind/body/soul" makeover on myself, so I have to be invested.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm excited to meet you all! If anyone else is in NYC, I'd love to hear from you! (Always glad to make new friends. :D)

SpringFlower 06-05-2011 10:10 PM

Hi, all!

First name: Irina

Geographical location: Northern California

Age: 23

Marital Status: not married

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: grad student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: reading, hiking, biking, watching movies

Height: 5'3.5"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 4, 2011 (the most recent and hopefully last time I have a weight-loss start date)

Starting Weight: 164

Present Weight: 164

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: binge eating

Following any specific plan: My problem is with food, not really the exercise, so I'm working mostly on controlling the former (in combination with exercise, of course) by eating as healthily as possible, such as avoiding simple carbs, fried foods, etc. and eating smaller portions.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Honestly, I say that every time I begin a weight-loss effort is different than the time before (i.e. "This is the last time I'll struggle to lose this weight. I won't gain it back.") I've gone through many cycles of weight-loss and gain, and what I want to be different this time is to finally be able to gain control over my eating habits and to permanently maintain a healthy weight. I'm exhausted by this pattern of loss and gain over and over, and I'm running out of mental energy to go through it all again so I hope this will be the last time. This time, I'm trying to establish a support system (cue 3 fat chicks on a diet!) for weight loss, which I haven't really had before.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm looking for a weight-loss buddy, so let me know if you're interested!

mhill0823 06-05-2011 10:40 PM

First name:
Mary

Geographical location:
Tullahoma, TN

Age:
22

Marital Status:
Committed

Children/Ages:
None yet

Occupation:
Banker/Teller

Pets:
2..
Pit Bull - Year old- Capone
Dacshund/MinPin Mix - 10 months - Baby Girl
:)

Hobbies/Interests:
Reading, walking, learning new things, Painting, Pottery

Height:
5'10"

Eye/Hair Color:
Blue Eyes, DARK brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
April 12, 2011

Starting Weight:
298.8

Present Weight:
278.4

Goal Weight:
175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Committing myself. I tend to lose a few pounds, get cocky, and gain it back... :(

Following any specific plan:
Phentermine... and working out and eating better.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I finally hit that point where I'm tired of how I look and how unhappy I am with my body and my future health risks, I feel I have more desire this time.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I'm so thankful that I found this site!!! :)

chubbchum 06-06-2011 09:10 AM

First name: Morgan

Geographical location: Central Canada

Age: 18

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: University student (Well, when September comes at least :) )

Pets: 1 cat, 3 fish

Hobbies/Interests: Music (playing piano, singing, guitar and clarinet), science, and I'm hoping to take up jogging.

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel eyes, blonde hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 10th, 2010

Starting Weight: 228

Present Weight: 210

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Commitment issues...

Following any specific plan: Nope, just healthy eating/exercising.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It's an actual effort that I'm trying to commit to, not just a suggestion. Also making an attempt to get involved somewhere online, since none of my friends have weight issues.

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

Shibi Lynn 06-07-2011 01:28 AM

First name: Shelbi

Geographical location: Missouri

Age: 20 (21 in two weeks)

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student

Pets: Two pugs, Sparky and Truman

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, medicine, languages, all kinds of things

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue-green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I started dieting a long time ago, about sixth grade, and have been on and off diets ever since. I've never been successful at getting the weight off.

Starting Weight: 274

Present Weight: 251.5

Goal Weight: 150, though once I reach it, I think I'll try and go lower

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting over failing so many times before. I've got it in my head that I physically can't lose weight and be thin since I've never succeeded before, and I need to jump over that hurdle.

Following any specific plan: Trying to find a specific plan, counting calories and exercising more right now.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: When I gained an extra 70 pounds in about 3 months and hit 250, I realized that just because I don't lose weight easily, doesn't mean my body won't put it on as quick as it can unless I work hard to prevent it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Not that I can think of :)
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Jesscobedo 06-07-2011 02:02 AM

First name: Jessica

Geographical location: San Francisco

Age:29

Marital Status: sexy boyfriend

Children/Ages: 2 chihuahuas

Occupation: Homeless Shelter Manager

Pets: oops...

Hobbies/Interests: Crocheting, cooking, veganism, chess, reading, biking, working out, hiking, building community, social justice

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Officially January 1, 2011 but when I went vegan in June 2010 I started losing weight without working at it.

Starting Weight: high: 257 start:245

Present Weight:192 :)

Goal Weight:159

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: staying on plan. I cheat a lot and think I can make up with it in exercise. I am still losing with this approach but it really slows the process.

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting with a lot of cheating thrown in.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am making myself accountable by telling everyone. I have kept it a secret in the past and I found it is so easy to give up this way.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am a sugar addict

namaste984 06-08-2011 05:20 PM

First name:
Shelly

Geographical location:

Missouri

Age:
26

Marital Status:
In a relationship

Children/Ages:

No kids

Occupation:
Retail

Pets:
2 cats

Hobbies/Interests:
hiking, photography, crafts, shopping, friends

Height:
5'3"

Eye/Hair Color:
Blue/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
December 2010

Starting Weight:
237

Present Weight:

204

Goal Weight:
135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss:
Late night snacking

Following any specific plan:

I want to change my eating habits (i.e., eating more fruits and vegetables and using those to replace any unhealthy snacks, preparing my own food more and having at least one meat-free day a week, if I do eat out picking healthier alternatives to what I usually eat, and in smaller portions.)

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

I have already lost some weight and have seen it is possible. Plus I have the support of my boyfriend and best friend.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I would love to mountain climb some day.

zoestorm 06-08-2011 06:08 PM

Hey everyone!

New to this group and I am about to embark on my weightloss journey and I would love some support from people who know what its like and understand the process....so here I am to introduce myself :)

First name:
Zoe

Geographical location:
Otago, New Zealand

Age:
22

Marital Status:
Single

Children/Ages:
daughter, 2 1/2 years

Occupation:
Student/Mummy

Pets:
1x Cat - Rota

Hobbies/Interests:
Anything outdoorsy and in nature, arty things, music, going out with friends, studying, photography.

Height:
5'10"

Eye/Hair Color:
Greeny/Browny/Goldy colored eyes, Dark brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
June 9th 2011

Starting Weight:
265

Present Weight:
265

Goal Weight:
130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
Actually sticking to eating healthy and doing lots of exercise. I dont want to admit it but im lazy lol.

Following any specific plan:
Just eating healthier and smaller meals, and exercising lots more - going to the gym and going for walks.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
My daughter is getting older and I wanna be fit and do stuff with her. Also I am young and I want to enjoy my life, Ive always been big and let it stop me from enjoying stuff! Also I want to buy/wear my first ever Bikini this summer (which is December/January here in NZ) and that thought excite the heck out of me :D


duinmiownthing 06-08-2011 08:37 PM

Profile!
 
First name: Courtney

Geographical location: Northern Virginia

Age: 26

Marital Status: in a wonderfully happy relationship :cloud9:

Children/Ages: none!

Occupation: working in the schools, plan to be teaching soon! :crossed:

Pets: 2 doggies, a fat cat, 2 llamas, an old ewe, 2 lambs, and a miniature goat!

Hobbies/Interests: reading, listening to music, working with my kiddos, and taking care of my animals!

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes Brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I started on here a few years ago, but after much success I got sidetracked and gained it all back and more so my new date is 6/5/2011

Starting Weight: 268

Present Weight: 267

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: ME! my laziness and my lack of self control!

Following any specific plan: weight watchers online and a fitness plan!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: this time I am not doing it because of someone else, in spite of them or to make them happier etc. this time I am doing this because I want me to be healthier and happier! Also a big difference this time is that my boyfriend is supportive of anything I do, but he has never cared what i weigh so there is absolutely no pressure from anyone but my self!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am super excited to be back!

vDub Lynxx 06-08-2011 11:21 PM

First name: Kara

Geographical location: CT

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single, -ish hahaha i got someone im workin on ;)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Retail *cough* until i get back to school *cough*

Pets: PitBull - Ace, Hamster - Pixie, and soon-to-be Little girl kitten!

Hobbies/Interests: Cars/Car Shows (can't work on em but i like nice ones hahah), being outdoorsy-ish, hiking, shopping, going out, painting, music, walking my dog =), anything i find to do at the time i guess..

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: i have no clue what color eyes i have blue-green-grey...with brown speckles sometimes!, brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: ..off and on for years =( mostly off!

Starting Weight: 165 (6/1/11).. i was too afraid to step on a scale after that until today

Present Weight: 160.. presently surprized there!

Goal Weight: 130 and i'll be happy

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Nearly everything - my work is stock full of junkfood for the taking, since i moved back home i dont do the shopping as much, i procrastinate exercising 75% of the time, i get frustrated easily when i dont see much progress, and just being lazy overall

Following any specific plan: No, just watching portions and trying to eat healthier food, and getting in a decent amount of exercise and walking to work and back every day i can (3 miles both ways - hey its a start and saves me a little gas money!) For now, well see what happends down the road

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I'm trying to do things the *right way* not just crash dieting for 3 weeks - 2 months just to gain more back, also i want to change the way i live really (cliche i know) get healthier, feel better and just be able to enjoy life more while im still young you know, also im not just doing it all on my own

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm just really excited to get to see a change in myself, even the small ones, i just want to wish everyone luck on your journeys and i already know you guys are gonna help me alot with mine =)

lizatron 06-09-2011 04:09 PM

First name: Liz

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: RRT

Pets: 2 dogs, 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: gaming, zombies, drawing, writing.

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: grey

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 29th 2011

Starting Weight: No idea!

Present Weight: down 50+ lbs (I have a scale that only tells you how much you've lost, not how much you weigh)

Goal Weight: 170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have rheumatoid arhritis, so my mobility has been severely limited. I just started working out a week ago, thanks to my about 50lb weight loss so far. Hoping the work out is what my body needs to really spark a quicker loss of pounds.

Following any specific plan: ~ 1000 calories a day, minimal carbs and sugar. Now doing 30 minutes of cardio and weight reps per day.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Before I wanted to lose weight for the wrong reasons - to be 'hot' or to get some guy. This time, I just woke up one morning and I said 'I'm done being fat.' The rest is history (and 6 pant sizes so far).

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have a huge meeting with some friends I've never met before at the end of October - hoping to be able to be comfortable enough with myself by then to be able to enjoy their company instead of sitting there thinking 'I look so fat."

:carrot:

SweetSteph 06-10-2011 03:49 AM

And so it begins.....
 
First name: Stephanie

Geographical location: Louisville, KY

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: No children

Occupation: Forensics

Pets: 2 dogs - Bailey (Westie) and Bella (German Shephard mix)

Hobbies/Interests: camping, fishing, photography, scrapbooking, traveling, etc.

Height: 5'0"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 10, 2011

Starting Weight: 135

Present Weight: 135

Goal Weight: 115 - 118

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Making time to focus on diet and exercise while maintaining a busy work/life schedule. Trying to make it a lifestyle....

Following any specific plan: Eating healthier and I am beginning with TurboJam and TurboFire :)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have written goals and a plan... not just winging it like usual....

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am looking forward to enjoying shopping again and feeling comfortable and happy with my body. I look forward to reading everyone's story and offering support and motivation, and I look forward to receiving the same in return.... Nice to meet y'all!

:wave:

hrhonamission 06-11-2011 08:08 PM

First name: Heather

Geographical location: Travel between PA, OH, and IN

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single, but hopefully not for long :)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Grad student

Pets: 1 dog, 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, drawing, games, music, debate

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 1st, 2011

Starting Weight: 156

Present Weight: 152

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Oh gosh. Getting myself dedicated to working out.

Following any specific plan: 1300 calories a day, (low fat, sugarless, low carbs) I'm working on the fitness regimen.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Dedicating myself to a healthier lifestyle. A colleague's presentation on diabetes/BP and physical health scared me to death, and I have a huge diabetic presence in my family.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm ready to go!

wannabthickchickk 06-13-2011 03:01 AM

First name: Samantha

Geographical location: The South

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 2

Occupation: Customer Service

Pets: 2

Hobbies/Interests: My family.

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Reddish brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Which time? This time 6/13/11

Starting Weight: 279.4

Present Weight: 279.4

Goal Weight: 170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love food and Cherry Coke.

Following any specific plan: No.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Hmm, nothing really. I got to get motivated.

taraa 06-15-2011 12:15 PM

First name: Tara

Geographical location: Houston, Texas

Age: 22

Marital Status: lovely boyfriend, waiting patiently to be engaged

Children/Ages: no way Jose. None yet

Occupation: hairstylist and barista

Pets: Romeo (Maltese, 8) Daisy (cat, 1)

Hobbies/Interests: hair. Reading *Snuggling with my hunny and my doggy

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes and the haircolor is currently dark brown :)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: march 22nd 2011

Starting Weight: 265

Present Weight: 231

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Mexican food. I have a serious genetic weakness for chips and salsa and enchiladas. I am a barista but overcoming most of the drinks I love was a lot easier than I thought. I also eat too late at night. I work until 11 or 12 some nights a week and the rest of the time, I am not off work until 730 so eating at a decent time is a big problem for me. I also have not been working out at all... I need to find time. Definitely need to schedule work outs or at least a little while for walking.*

Following any specific plan: nutrisystem currently, but starting ww soon.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: soon to be engaged and I want to be able to look back at my wedding photos and know that I worked to get there and I want to be happy with those photos.

painfullystoic 06-17-2011 03:09 AM

First name: Tanvi

Geographical location: Dubai (for the summer) then back to Illinois, USA for fall semester of Grad School

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: grad student

Pets: n/a I was a potential asthmatic baby and my dad is asthmatic, hence no pets. I did have a goldfish once. But it died, and its guts were squeezed out.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Writing, Fanfiction, TV, Movies, Badminton, I used to love swimming back when I could wear a swimsuit without embarassment

Height: 5' 2.5" (157 cm)

Eye/Hair Color: Blackish-Brown for both

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jun 7th, 2011

Starting Weight: 220 lbs (100 kgs)

Present Weight: 215.6(98 kgs)

Goal Weight: 110 lbs (ideally), Mini Goal 1: Get out of 200s.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Parent's overenthusiasm induced depression/annoyance, ResHall cafeteria, Irregular eating habits (barely eat 2 meals a day)

Following any specific plan: Not right now, but I plan to see if the MediFast diet is something I can keep up with in ResHalls without a kitchen. If not, I'll be back to exercising 6 hours a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to do it more than my parents want me to. And I want to look good for at LEAST one set of graduation pictures. :P

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am excited! :carrot:


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