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KrazyKitten 06-17-2011 04:07 PM

First name: Karla

Geographical location: Glasgow, Montana

Age: 22

Marital Status: Almost engaged

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Projector at local cinema

Pets: 2 kittens, a female named Mae, and a male named Dow (Destroyer of Worlds)

Hobbies/Interests: Biking, reading, in the process of learning guitar

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blond hair/Green eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April, 2007

Starting Weight: 250

Present Weight: 185

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Mental aspects of eating

Following any specific plan: Low-Glycemic diet from a doctor

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've done it before and was successful, so I know I can do it again!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I want to look stunning in a dress, particularly a wedding dress :love:

erin on a mission 06-19-2011 12:42 PM

About Me:Newcomer to 3FC
 
First name: Erin

Geographical location: Charlotte, NC

Age: 27

Marital Status: Committed relationship, not married.

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Sales Manager

Pets: 3 Cats (Yep, I'm a cat lady!)

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, reading.

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/01/11

Starting Weight: 230

Present Weight: 227

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying Motivated!

Following any specific plan: Working out regularly, eating healthy

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am tired of making excuses for myself. I am naturally a lazy person, so I have to change the way I do things!

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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RoadtotheNewMe1217 06-21-2011 04:21 PM

First name: LM

Geographical location:Chicago Suburbs

Age: 24

Marital Status: In a Relationship for almost 2 years with the most loving man ever!

Children/Ages: Not in this decade!

Occupation: Sales Rep

Pets: None (I'd love a puppy but I don't have time!)

Hobbies/Interests: Rollercoasters/theme parks, watching movies, reading magazines, reading books, scrapbooking

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Been trying to stay on the Horse for a while now, officially started with a big change last June '10. Fell off from December to now, so starting again! I guess I have a thing for June. ;)

Starting Weight: 194

Present Weight: 194

Goal Weight: 144 (50 Lbs lost)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Commitment! I'm a big excuse maker.

Following any specific plan: Can't stick to one, so making it up as I go.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I need to change for my health and because my best friend's wedding is in one year and I'd love to at least be half way by then. At goal would rock my world!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm excited to get to know some of you better and use the great support I've seen while lurking on here for a while!
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elizabethyellow 06-21-2011 04:59 PM

First name: Elizabeth

Geographical location: Phoenix, AZ

Age: 20

Marital Status: Off-and-On Relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student, elementary education degree

Pets: Dog named Charlie, 1.5 years old.

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, dancing, playing piano, hanging out with friends

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 19, 2011

Starting Weight: 155

Present Weight: 151

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Lack of motivation, lack of willpower to eat healthily and exercise.

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and getting my butt moving!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Sister's wedding is in November, and I don't want to be the fat bridesmaid!

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

nikkinouille 06-22-2011 03:08 PM

First name: Nikki

Geographical location: North Carolina

Age: 23

Marital Status: In a serious relationship

Children/Ages: Nooooo, haha

Occupation: Administrative Assistant @ a car dealership

Pets: 1 hedgehog (Matheson, born in Nov.) & a beta fish I keep at work named Gilbert Grape

Hobbies/Interests: Beach, road trips, concerts, bon fires, reading, learning new stuff!

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel (they change often) & dark, dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6-22-11 aka today!

Starting Weight: 145

Present Weight: 145

Goal Weight: 125 (once I reach that, I very well may try to go lower)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Waking up EARLY to get to the gym! I have a very hard time getting out of bed.

Following any specific plan: Eating healthy. Drinking lots of water. Exercise. Also using apps such as Calorific and Noom to keep track of my intake and exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is actually my first time trying to lose weight.

elizabethyellow 06-22-2011 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by nikkinouille (Post 3902791)
First name: Nikki

Geographical location: North Carolina

Age: 23

Marital Status: In a serious relationship

Children/Ages: Nooooo, haha

Occupation: Administrative Assistant @ a car dealership

Pets: 1 hedgehog (Matheson, born in Nov.) & a beta fish I keep at work named Gilbert Grape

Hobbies/Interests: Beach, road trips, concerts, bon fires, reading, learning new stuff!

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel (they change often) & dark, dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6-22-11 aka today!

Starting Weight: 145

Present Weight: 145

Goal Weight: 125 (once I reach that, I very well may try to go lower)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Waking up EARLY to get to the gym! I have a very hard time getting out of bed.

Following any specific plan: Eating healthy. Drinking lots of water. Exercise. Also using apps such as Calorific and Noom to keep track of my intake and exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is actually my first time trying to lose weight.

1. A hedgehog! THAT IS ADORABLE.
2. Gilbert Grape! I love that movie :) Well... I hope that's from the movie. Otherwise this is awkward.
3. I think you are my new buddy :)

gonabskiny 06-22-2011 10:13 PM

First name: Kourtne

Geographical location: Southern Illinois

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: No children

Occupation: Teacher

Pets: Shih tzu, named Bella

Hobbies/Interests: TV/Movies, Reading, cooking, dining out

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/ Blonde hi-lites and Brown low-lites

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 2010

Starting Weight: 187

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Overeating, stress eating, compromising exercise for work

Following any specific plan: Low calorie in/high calorie out, consistent exercise, couch potato to 5k running program

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to date, but have put it off because I'm afraid I will settle for less than what I deserve because of my confidence which is a result of my weight. I have been waiting so when I make my first impression, I will feel like "me" and I don't feel like "me" in this body.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I gained weight after going to college and being in some unhealthy relationships. The inconsistency of schedules and constantly being out with friends in college put exercise and diet control on the back burner.

RachelAnne 06-23-2011 08:01 PM

First name: Rachel

Geographical location: Michigan

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student, Pre-Med - Human Bio and Nutritional Sciences, Desk Reception for a Physical Therapy clinic

Pets: Bella, 1, Morkie (Maltese and Yorkie mix! <3), and a betta fish, Trooper! Named because he's such a trooper after going 2 weeks with no food when I left him at home (my parents forgot that I asked them to feed him) It's surprising, really. The pet shop owner said he should have died after the first week. :(

Hobbies/Interests: Fashion! Clothes, music, dancing, friends, snowboarding, and most recently, running :P

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes, dark brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 3, 2011

Starting Weight: 150.4

Present Weight: 140.2 (getting on the scale on Sunday!)

Goal Weight: 115

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I just posted about this, but my roommate's lack of support. Also, being in college and going out...right now I'm fine, but I'm afraid for what happens in the fall...

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting, low carb, low sugar, and exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel more confident about this, and I want it more than ever. I feel like being part of a support system will help me immensely!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I can't wait to get to know you guys!

smccaleb06 06-24-2011 12:56 PM

First name: Stephanie

Geographical location: Missouri

Age: 25

Marital Status: engaged

Children/Ages: soon to be step children 11/9

Occupation: visual merchandiser/student

Pets: Dog sammy...who is also overweight.

Hobbies/Interests: School, reading, painting, geocaching, Internet

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/red as of now

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Re-started June 19, 2011

Starting Weight: 240

Present Weight: 235.4

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I HATE vegetables, i literally can't stand the taste, the look, the texture. I have been medically diagnosed as an "overtaster" meaning I have too many tastebuds, so things like lettuce that people think don't have a taste, have a taste to me. This limits what I can eat. And I easily get discouraged and depressed and start eating again...one more thing...I LOVE DR. PEPPER!!!!

Following any specific plan: counting calories, exercising 6 times a week/1 hr a day

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I really want to go to Vegas and get married next year, and I want to look HOT in a sexy red dress....plus I am making a lifestyle change this time, not just a fad diet

Anything else you would like to share with us: I quit smoking at the new year and put on 50 lbs, and I feel like I made myself healthier by quitting, now I just need to get my weight in check so I can be healthy all around!!

SpangleMagnet 06-24-2011 11:50 PM

First name: Hannah

Geographical location: Lancashire, North West UK

Age: 21

Marital Status: In a relationship, not engaged (yet... ;))

Children/Ages: None at the moment!

Occupation: Student

Pets: At home, I have a dog named Spike.

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, Theatre, Gaming, Rugby, Ancient British and European History (especially Vikings and Anglo-Saxons!) and body modifications.

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/green/grey and dark reddish brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: All my life! This time, since my birthday on May 1st

Starting Weight: Not sure, it's around 240

Present Weight: I've not lost much so far.

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: A few mental health problems, lack of self belief and will power!

Following any specific plan: Not really, trying to cut back on animal products as much as possible, and making sure I exercise!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm starting a new phase of my life- I'm ending my undergraduate degree and moving in with my boyfriend soon. I don't want this weight to plague me any more! Also, I'm tired of getting tattoos in 'fat-friendly' areas ;) I want my sleeve and my chest tattoos, dagnabbit!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm secretly a Viking ;)

blondy505 06-25-2011 05:10 AM

Hi :)

First name: Mona

Geographical location: Croatia

Age: 21

Marital Status: best boyfriend ever

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Student

Pets: cat named Mimi

Hobbies/Interests: books, writing, make up, fashion

Height: 5' 5.7"

Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes ; blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 2011.

Starting Weight: 141

Present Weight: 138

Goal Weight: 121

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: food addict :)

Following any specific plan: not really

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I was always skinny girl but then i got sick and gain weight. Now i decided that is time to stop eating too much and live a healthy life with normal weight and exercise !

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm excited and happy to get to know some of you better :)

lisa130 06-29-2011 08:54 PM

First name: Lisa

Geographical location: Midwest, USA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single but seeing someone

Children/Ages: not yet

Occupation: full-time grad student

Pets: 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, photography, wine tasting, boating, love water sports

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: B/B

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Yikes... Probably 09/2009 when I finally left my college town for grad school

Starting Weight: I would say my highest was in the high 160's after a study-abroad semester but I don't know for sure... maybe a tight size 10 or a size 12 US

Present Weight: 145

Goal Weight: Secretly 125 but once I get to 135 I'll be quite happy

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Love to go out, cook, drink beer, eat out (live in a young-people kind of city); Kind of hate the gym... :dizzy:

Following any specific plan: Not calorie counting since I'm SO sick of it and it just makes me think of food 24 hrs/day... I guess eating CLEAN and watching portions... trying to control my beer consumption... getting my butt to the gym to A/L do 30mins of cardio and doing strength training at home... trying to walk everywhere and take in the beautiful lakes by where I live (ie: swim/move in them)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm over excuses... It's been almost 2 years since I left college, which was my main excuse and I don't feel like being uncomfortable anymore! Would love to feel happy and healthy for the last half of my 20s!

SocialDeimos 06-29-2011 09:18 PM

First name: Liz

Geographical location: North Carolina

Age: 27

Marital Status: Happily Married

Children/Ages: one boy 13 months

Occupation: Grad Student

Pets: Tobi - Bull mastiff (huge)

Hobbies/Interests: reading, cooking, sleep!

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 23, 2011

Starting Weight: 316

Present Weight: 312 (ish)

Goal Weight: 210

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I eat when I am bored/happy/sad/tired/etc and since I have become a stay at home mom, there is nothing keeping me from the kitchen/refridgerator

Following any specific plan: nope, trying to get healthy and cut back on red meats and carbs

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a reason to want to be more healthy now, I want to be able to run around with my son and teach him all of the sports that mommy used to play.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I've had a few inquiries about my goal of 210, and I am not sure at this point if that is my long term goal, but it is definately a mid-term goal. The last time I remember being happy with my body, I was close to 210, so I figure once I get there, I can decide if I want to keep going lower.

AriesNV 06-30-2011 01:04 AM

First name: Elaina

Geographical location: Reno, NV

Age: 25

Marital Status: Never married, but have a great boyfriend.

Children/Ages: 0 -- but boyfriend has 2 boys (4 and 6)

Occupation: Area Manager for a property management firm.

Pets: Black Lab named Bodie.

Hobbies/Interests: camping, swimming, snowboarding, motocross, rock crawling

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 21st, 2011

Starting Weight: 197

Present Weight: 193

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: patience

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting and IFing

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't think I ever really committed myself in the past...it was more like a passing thought. I'm serious this time, though. I don't want the world to end in 2012, and me die not knowing what it feels like to rock a nice bikini body.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm sure we'll all be fine in 2012! ;)
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elizabethyellow 06-30-2011 11:13 AM

Hello and welcome to the three new members!! I hope you find support and enjoy the boards!!

PrincessFizzle 06-30-2011 12:46 PM

First name: Tianna

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 23

Marital Status: In a Relationship

Children/Ages: 1/3

Occupation: Customer Service Director

Pets: No

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/ brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: TBA...search for my final kick in the butt starts today

Starting Weight: 176

Present Weight:145

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: to start my diet...

Following any specific plan: I am attempting to start the Trim Nutrition HCG 28 day Program

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Previously ALL weight i lost was simply from NOT EATING....I was splitting with my daughters father and was struggling to get on my feet and begin a new life as a single parent...I worked an overnight shift and ran on diet pills and energy drinks...I dropped all the way to 115(ew) and now i just want to be healthy and have a flat tummy!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Any advice, tips, on how to stay committed would help!

bopbot 07-02-2011 05:14 PM

First name: Steph

Geographical location: North Carolina

Age: 23

Marital Status: World's best boyfriend. Never met a more supportive, more reasonable, more loyal and caring man in my life; never happier.

Children/Ages: None.

Occupation: Er, sort of between jobs. I worked for the past year as a resident nightclub DJ, but the owners recently decided to close the club for renovations with no word on when they're planning to re-open. They offered to re-hire me when they open again, but I think it's time to move along to a day job and pick and choose when and where I want to play, instead of spending EVERY weekend night working.

Pets: My kitty, Zarathustra.

Hobbies/Interests: DJing, reading, clubbing, playing video games on the PS2/DS/Steam for Mac.

Height: 5'4".

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 1, 2011.

Starting Weight: 178.6 lbs.

Present Weight: Same.

Goal Weight: 122 lbs.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: I'm staying with my folks for a few weeks as I wait for my new lease to begin. Whenever I stay with my parents, I'm surrounded by very poor, impulsive eaters. I'm battling this by making dinner for my family every night and trying to get a few vegetables into them. ;p

Following any specific plan: Counting calories using LiveStrong's Daily Plate; using a beginner's program for Olympic race walking for 5x weekly exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm older, wiser, and a bit less frantic. I'm ready to put patience and time into my health, rather than wanting to immediately drop pounds.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm way into healthy recipes with lots of veggies and ESPECIALLY crock pot cooking. I'm trying to learn to eat more whole foods. I'm also very interested in eating healthily on a budget--if anyone has a blog (or a recommendation for a blog), I'd love to read it!

mya 07-02-2011 09:49 PM

First name: Clara

Geographical location: Brazil

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single.

Children/Ages: None.

Occupation: College student.

Pets: Two awesome cats.

Hobbies/Interests: reading, cooking, movies, tv shows, politics.

Height:5' 4"

Eye/Hair Color: Both brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: april 2011

Starting Weight: 220

Present Weight:203.4

Goal Weight: 132

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Lack of enthusiasm for working out.

Following any specific plan: Counting calorie intake & wearing a bodybug.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm more focused, I have more information and better tools.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I was a chubby kid, became a slightly overweight teenager when I walked 20 or so minutes to school and back everyday. When I moved to another house, I had to the bus instead and lost contact with my best friends. That's when I started to gain weight very quickly. My BMI reached obese class II last year and was very close to class III this year. That's when I knew I couldn't pretend everything was ok anymore - I was wearing the largest size available in afordable stores. I love to choose clothes and try them on, but I could only find a couple that fit and that made me very sad and frustated.
I am currently obese class I, and I want to have a normal 23 BMI by the end of this year. I know I can do it, and I will.

Annie415sf 07-02-2011 11:35 PM

First name: Annette

Geographical location: San Francisco, Ca

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single (living with bf)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: College Student, full-time with Virgin America Airlines

Pets: none :(

Hobbies/Interests: travel!! dancing, trashy reality tv, cooking, event planning

Height:5' 4"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/light brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 2011

Starting Weight: 180lbs

Present Weight: 180lbs

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Lack of enthusiasm for working out. Pigging out on carbs

Following any specific plan: Going to start taking Diabetic Type II medicine, do 30 day shred workout dvd everyday!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm the heaviest I've ever been and I can't stand it anymore.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have a wonderful, loving boyfriend that thinks I'm beautiful and sexy but I can hardly look at myself in the mirror anymore~! I feel heavy all of the time and can't even really fit into my work pants that are a size 16. It's embarrassing and I hate it.

My track record is that I'm extreme. Either I'm writing everything I eat down in a journal and being very strict, or eating whatever I want and however much I want of it. My new approach is to be more moderate!

IsobelRose22 07-03-2011 01:51 PM

First name: Holly

Geographical location: Frome in Somerset England

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single but dating of the internet variety

Children/Ages: 0 thankfully, I want to enjoy being 22 and fancy free for a while

Occupation: officially unemployed but I have 2 volunteer job to make my cv look good and keep me out of trouble (or so my male friends say-where they've gotten that idea from I have no idea)

Pets: an elderly, deaf jack russell called gromit, an insane patterdale terrier called tilly, and a mad cat called Mabel (who lives with my mum)

Hobbies/Interests: reading, writing, belly dancing, cooking, dvd nights with my friends, going on dates, a good bottle of red wine, jogging oddly enough.

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: dark blue eyes, blonde hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: officially in 2009 some when but I've fallen off the wagon quite a few times I've lost track of the actual date.

Starting Weight: 246 this was when I weighed in at weight watchers in 2009

Present Weight: 217 (I gained and re-lost about 24lbs since WW)

Goal Weight: 160lbs but I might alter it when I reach goal

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: boredom eating, and stopping my wine habit. Inevitably wine leads to major munchies for me, and I binge on all things related to carbs, cheese, pastry, potato and chocolate

Following any specific plan: low carb/low calorie with plenty of exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I can't spend another summer hot, sweaty in jeans and long sleeved shirts, its way to uncomfortable. I also have a few weddings coming up and I don't want to get dumped for being over weight ever again. All the things I want to do like climbing mt Kilimanjaro, traveling in hot countries etc would go a lot better if I shifted the excess weight.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Just that I love this site and I am very grateful for the support and positive comments and advice from all the amazing members. Thank you for inventing 3FC

adoreclaire 07-04-2011 12:17 PM

First name: Claire

Geographical location: Seattle, WA

Age: 25

Marital Status: In a Relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Receptionist

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: dining out, gym, reading, cooking.

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Black/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 20, 2011

Starting Weight: 279

Present Weight: 273

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Saying no to the junk food, and staying on track with my exercise routine.

Following any specific plan: Excercising 5 days a week for 60 minutes in the gym, calorie couting using MyFitnessPal

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am doing it for me instead of because other people want me to be their workout partner.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am looking forward to making some new friends here. :)

MFrances26 07-08-2011 12:46 AM

Im new!!
 
Hi Girls! Im new to this site!!

First name: Mary

Geographical location: North NJ

Age: 28

Marital Status: Haaaaapppily Married <3

Children/Ages: Gianna (GiGi) 18 mos & Hailey, 8 Mos

Occupation: Server

Pets:

Hobbies/Interests: Love Cooking, entertaining, swimming

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Mid Jan .. started 2 mos after Hailey was born.. 283 was my PRE preg weight and that just fell off..

Starting Weight: 283

Present Weight: 248

Goal Weight: 200(?)ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Gaining 6 lbs on vaca.. having people not notice Ive lost almost 40lbs (is that vain?)

Following any specific plan: weight watchers Points+

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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Lazyerin 07-08-2011 06:44 AM

I'm new too!

First name: Erin

Geographical location: Central VA

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married... 2 years and counting :)

Children: none yet!

Occupation: Special Education Teacher

Pets:3 dogs- two chihuahua mixes and a pug, best dogs ever!

Hobbies/interests: teaching, coaching, drawing, learning, reading and movies

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde (highlighted)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 2011

Starting Weight: 187

Present Weight: 156

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Gaining/stalling in weight loss when I started working out!

Following any specific plan: weight watchers Points+, Shaun T Insanity

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I just finally got motivated, I made the decision to change the way I look at food and FINALLY get active and I haven't looked back. WW played a big part on keeling me motivated, with the iPhone app it is just so easy for me to stay on track!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm hoping to find some great support and motivation to keep going in these forums!
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leganegan 07-08-2011 12:32 PM

First name: Lauren

Geographical location: Tampa, FL
Age: 27
Marital Status: Practically married, been with Joe for 8 1/2+ years.

Children/Ages: Not Yet

Occupation: Public Relations Manager for a non profit school for students with learning disabilities.

Pets: no pets, I lost my yorkie last year to cancer and plan to get one soon once I save. Maybe as a reward for meeting my weightloss goal!!!

Hobbies/Interests: time with family/friends, workingout, swimming, boating, cooking, wine.

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Week of July 11th

Starting Weight: I will know when I go to my appt...i am not a fan of scales...

Present Weight: ????

Goal Weight: 120 lbs. BMI goal - 21

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: social events. I'm italian so everything is about eating and bringing the best items, and eating seconds. :( Also eating out at restaurants will be a challenge along with not being about to have wine or beer or vodka when out with friends.)


Following any specific plan: Ideal Protein will be my plan and my last plan

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm motivated and passionate about it this time around. I'm over regrets after I eat something unhealthy.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I am looking forward to the support on the site from other IP lifestyle changers, I think it will get me through phase 4!!

SMSDREAMER2007 07-08-2011 12:53 PM

First name: Cassie

Geographical location: Pacific northwest

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Student

Pets: none

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

Height: 5'10"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/1/11

Starting Weight: 301

Present Weight: 270.8

Goal Weight: Havn't totall decided somewhere between 170 and 200

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: probably my pcos and changing my diet to suit that.

Following any specific plan: not really just eating healthy for my pcos

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: ready to get my pcos under control and make myself as healthy as possible for when I find "the one" and want to have kids.

sniperhil 07-08-2011 01:18 PM

First name: Eva

Geographical location: East Texas

Age: 26

Marital Status: married 6 years and counting

Children/Ages: daughter 4 years old and son 21 mos.

Occupation: SAHM

Pets: big dogs: Bo, Tater, Rita, Tango, Cajun, and Pacman. And a crazy chihuahua named Nacho

Hobbies/Interests: hog hunting, pilates, jogging, zumba, and a love/hate relationship with sewing

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 2010

Starting Weight: 205

Present Weight: 151

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Being consistent. I go hard, and then putter out.

Following any specific plan: Right now I'm IFing and calorie counting. I change things up all the time though.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I don't plan on having any more children! lol!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I enjoyed reading the profiles.

mguerra 07-10-2011 04:51 AM

First name: Marissa

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 23

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: student/dental assistant

Pets: 2 beautiful chocolate labs

Hobbies/Interests: hunting, shopping, fishing, floating the river, laying out by the pool, mudding, reading, philosophy

Height: 5'2

Eye/Hair Color: green/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 7, 2011

Starting Weight: 146

Present Weight: 143

Goal Weight: 110

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Keeping my food diary persistant, giving 110% to the protocol and believing in myself

Following any specific plan: Ideal Protein weight loss

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm determined to lose the weight, tone up and be that confident, sexy woman I know I am deep down.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Never give up!
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duckling 07-10-2011 03:25 PM

First name: Stacey

Geographical location: Oregon

Age: 24

Marital Status: With my boyfriend for 8.5 years.

Children/Ages: Two daughters- 4 and 18 months.

Occupation: Social work and graduate student (starting in the Fall!)

Pets: None.

Hobbies/Interests: Public health, running, riding bikes.

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde-ish/ Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 2011

Starting Weight: 130

Present Weight: 125

Goal Weight: 110

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Compulsive eating and binge eating.

Following any specific plan: I am starting a 21 day detox tomorrow.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm moving this summer to start a master's program and I feel like I'm starting a new life. I gained 20 pounds between September (traveled to Italy, started a new job, and god knows what else...) and April. I was 111 in September and I need to be back there.

uhohitsamb 07-11-2011 08:03 PM

First name: Amber

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 23

Marital Status: With the man I will marry (once we get our credit in shape and his past tickets are paid off >.>)

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: I work at a Tuxedo shop and I'm a Formal Wear Specialist/Consultant

Pets: 1 kitty. His name is Burger :)

Hobbies/Interests: I'm really into photography and I loooovee reading! I'm an avid entertainment junkie too :P

Height: 4'11"

Eye/Hair Color: 2 different colored eyes. One is dark brown the other changes but it's mostly green. And my natural hair is a black/brown, but I constantly dye it. Right now it's dark ash blonde on top and black underneath :D

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Technically July 9th, 2011. But I've been back and forth for the last 2 months.

Starting Weight: 140lbs

Present Weight: 136.5

Goal Weight: 100/95lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My addiction to food. When I'm bored, I eat. When I wanna relax, I eat. When I'm not stuffed, I eat. When I have a taste for something even if I'm stuffed, I eat it anyways.

Following any specific plan: Just slightly calorie counting and good ol' exercise (treadmill & The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout Game for XBOX360 Kinect)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm moving back to California in a few months and the first time I moved out there to live with my boyfriend it was very hard for me to meet people and be comfortable. Even meeting his family made my anxiety soar. I have an anxiety disorder and I notice that anytime I feel more comfortable with my body its almost non existent. I don't want his family to hate me, and I want to see everyone's reactions!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm so happy I found this place it's really keeping me in line. My boyfriend just said he was so proud of me for being so into this. I'm even inspiring him to get him shape :)

myfishpajamas 07-12-2011 12:55 PM

First name: Meaghan

Geographical location: Durham, NC

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single but have a boyfriend of 1 year and 9 months

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student and a Circulation Desk Clerk at an on-campus library

Pets: None but actually going to meet a rescue dog tomorrow and may come home with him

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, movies, TV, writing, religion, lgbt rights, etc.

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I've been trying for 10 years, but my official start date of this time (hopefully the final time!) is yesterday - 07/11/11

Starting Weight: 275

Present Weight: 275

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating and overeating; sweet tooth; mentality

Following any specific plan: Just healthy eating (whole grains, low sugar/fat/cal, high protein, lots of water, etc.) and cardio and strength training 6 days/week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Now I feel like it's now or never. In the past, I always felt I had more time, and I would lose the weight "eventually." But in August I will start a 2 year grad program that will probably turn into a total of 6 years before I earn my Ph.D. I need to get into healthy habits NOW before my research consumes me or else I will be like this for the next six years and maybe longer.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Just help me to not give up!

ticklemepink 07-12-2011 03:33 PM

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First name: Hannah

Geographical location: Georgia

Age:24

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:1, 6 months

Occupation:Manager

Pets: Yorkie, named Charlie

Hobbies/Interests:Shopping, Shoes, Gardening, Nutrition, & being with my family

Height:5'0

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6-1-11

Starting Weight:180

Present Weight:169

Goal Weight:120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Not drinking caffeine, having sugar & fried foods.

Following any specific plan: Whole Foods/Mediterranean

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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Armida 07-12-2011 06:26 PM

First name: Armida

Geographical location: Toronto

Age: 29

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None, yet

Occupation: Wanna be farmer

Pets: None, yet

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, figuring out the meaning of life

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: On and off since June 2008

Starting Weight: June 2008 at 324lbs, lost 100lbs in a year, then gained 50lbs in a year, and now trying to get back on track with a starting weight of around 276lbs

Present Weight: 268lbs

Goal Weight: 130lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eliminating any excuse.

Following any specific plan: No added refined sugar, no processed foods, constraining myself to mostly organic veggies and fruits, and naturally raised meats.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm consciously trying to eliminate any excuse not to.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm an aspiring homesteader and want to lead a sustainable life. My motto is to train to run away from a lion in case I ever encounter one.

KamsMoMa 07-12-2011 09:22 PM

First name: Latavia

Geographical location: Memphis

Age: 28

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Kameron 6 && Aniya 18mths

Occupation: Full-time mom && student

Pets: 2 Boa Constrictors

Hobbies/Interests: Riding my motorcycle, weight training, fashion, shoes, make-up, my family, dancing

Height: 5' 3

Eye/Hair Color: brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7.13.2011

Starting Weight: 195.6

Present Weight: 195.6

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: laziness, being self-motivated

Following any specific plan: Clean diet, exercise && portion control

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've gained to much weight!!! I've never been past 175 and now I'm 4.4lbs from being 200lbs and I'm more motivated and determined than ever!!!

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Ashley329 07-12-2011 10:03 PM

First name: Ashley

Geographical location: Houston/Spring, TX

Age: 24

Marital Status: In a happy relationship with my boyfriend

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Billing and coding specialist

Pets: Diesel (sharpei/basset hound mix) and Rilee (pitbull)

Hobbies/Interests: Movies, music, and going out with friends

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Both brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oct 2009... fell off the wagon but getting back on

Starting Weight: 233

Present Weight: 224

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation and working in a doctors office we always have drug reps bring horribly yummy food haha

Following any specific plan: Work out at least 5 days out of the week and watch carbs and cal's

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

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

LiLLy19 07-17-2011 05:32 PM

First name: Lilly

Geographical location: Technically Jacksonville, NC but in Sacramento, CA while my husband is deployed

Age: 24 (2 months shy of turning 25)

Marital Status: Incredibly happily married

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Financial Aid clerk

Pets: no pets just yet

Hobbies/Interests: Museums, art galleries, traveling and anything outdoorsy. Love exploring new cities

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Eyes are hazel, hair is brown for now

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Technically began again in June of 2009...been losing slowly but surely

Starting Weight: 187

Present Weight: 152

Goal Weight: reassessing to 130, but 140 for now

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Exercising when I feel lazy and overeating on weekends. During the week I seem to do fine because Im at work but on the weekends Im pretty much alone so I dont have anything else to do besides eat it seems.

Following any specific plan: 30 day shred DVD workout and keeping a food journal/calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well I always used weight as a crutch and kept it on because i wanted a guy to love me for me and to see past the exterior, I made a promise to myself years ago that when I finally found that guy I'd let go of my security blanket. My husband proved to be that guy and well now I have no reason to hold on to this weight. Plus I want to lose weight before I have a baby.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Im really trying to work through these discouraging plateaus

MeliZ 07-17-2011 07:54 PM

First name: Melinda

Geographical location: Ohio, right outside of Cinnci.

Age: 25

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None right now

Occupation: I work as a contractor in the pet care department of a pretty big corporation. I'm in the call center / administrative part of it. I call shelters to get pet care kits out to them for the new adoptee's so people are better informed on how to take care of their new animal, respond to e-mails with questions about our product, and will also be doing phone work like answering phones on a hotline we have for people who just lost their pet so they have someone to talk too.

Pets: None at the moment due to our apartment. But I love animals, which is needed at my job.

Hobbies/Interests: I play video games, watch movies, and read lots of books. I also love taking leisure walks in nature and take lots of pictures of things around me.

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes and Brown hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 16, 2011 - the last time I will ever need to start a diet (well, that is the plan).

Starting Weight: 258.4.

Present Weight: 258.4 (I only had one weigh-in).

Goal Weight: Well, right now I'm putting it at 140. Possibly, 130. But I wanted to do a realistic goal and I have no idea what I'll feel like once I actually get close.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My love of food. Oh, and I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so am stationary a lot due to unable to exercise hard.

Following any specific plan: Just calorie counting right now. I am up for changing it eventually, but can't afford to pay for any kind of plan / food thing right now.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My husband and I plan to start a family, and I was told by my doctor that before I can realistically start one, I need to lose some weight. Plus, I want to be healthy for my husband and our future children.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have an amazing support system in my husband, however 11 months ago when we got married I picked up a moved 12 hours away from my family and friends. It has put quite a bit of distance between me and a lot of people I miss greatly. It means that other than my husband, I really don't have much of a support system here. I do talk to my mom on the phone every single day though and keep in touch with a few good friends. However, we usually have more important things to discuss when we eventually get ahold of each other, so I'm not really discussing my weight loss with them. I am really going to be looking towards this forum for support in my weight loss journey. :)

KittyKat1465 07-17-2011 08:23 PM

First name: Kat

Geographical location: Clearwater, Florida USA

Age: 25

Marital Status: Boyfriend (for now)

Children/Ages: Nada!

Occupation: Warehouse Administrator/Customer Service Rep

Pets: Yorkshire Terrier named Louis Vouitton (he is my child lol)

Hobbies/Interests: Music, movies, theme parks, traveling, karaoke

Height: 5'0 and 3/4 of an inch (Oh yeahhhh!)

Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown/Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 1, 2011

Starting Weight: 265

Present Weight: 242

Goal Weight: 130 (For now)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Making my booty get up and exercise.

Following any specific plan: Calore counting and resistance training

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Something just "snapped" inside me. This time I am not looking at it as a diet, but as a lifestyle change. I am ready to become the person I know I am inside!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Watch out for this girl when I get to my goal weight. It's gonna get crazzzzzzzy!

kimicat76 07-17-2011 08:53 PM

First name:
Kimberly
Geographical location:
Fort Worth, TX
Age:
26
Marital Status:
Married VERY happily =)
Children/Ages:
1 son named Logan 2 1/2
Occupation:
Housewife
Pets:
1 bombay cat named Luna
Hobbies/Interests:
reading writing drawing singing
Height:
5'5"
Eye/Hair Color:
Green/Medium brown/w red undertones
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:
Feb '11
Starting Weight:
230
Present Weight:
194
Goal Weight:
130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:
giving up the things i used to love (i.e- nutella, chocolate, chips, oreos)
Following any specific plan:
sorta half ***ed IF and 80% rule
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
im not depressed anymore and i actually know WHY i gained all the weight
Anything else you would like to share with us:
DONT GIVE UP!!!

constellations 07-18-2011 12:30 AM

First name: Maria

Geographical location: Central NJ

Age: 23

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: None yet

Occupation: currently unemployed, but am a licensed RN, BSN and soon-to-be Certified Massage Therapist

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: literature, food, travel, music, and most recently, Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire

Height: 5'

Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown / black

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: July 16, 2011

Starting Weight: 151

Present Weight: 149

Goal Weight: short-term - 137, long-term - 123 or less

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: finding exercise that I'll enjoy doing regularly, staying away from temptation in the form of dessert and white rice (a staple in my family's diet)

Following any specific plan: Dukan diet for now, may switch to Slow Carb or Atkins later on if I feel extremely deprived

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel as though the literal weight I'm carrying represents all the metaphorical weight that's been with me most of my life, and this time I'm determined to get rid of it once and for all.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I graduated from college last spring and am still struggling to establish my footing in the real world. I know losing weight isn't going to work miracles, but I hope that achieving my weight loss goals will motivate me to make other changes in my life that I've been putting off for a while.

hborden 07-18-2011 02:00 PM

First name: Hannah

Geographical location: Chicago, IL

Age: 24

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Law Student

Pets: West Highland Terrier named Toby

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Crafting and Trivia

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/ Auburn (currently)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 30, 2011

Starting Weight: 240

Present Weight: 228

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Controlling myself and my urges

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers Points Plus Program

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Its not a diet its a lifestyle choice.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I struggle with my self esteem partially because of my weight, and feel alone a lot of the time. I live in a different state then my boyfriend 75% of the year, when I'm at school. We aren't that far and I see him almost every weekend. But food fills the void when he isn't around, and that has to change.


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