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awelshans 07-18-2011 10:17 PM

Hello!
 
First name: April

Geographical location: Lexington, KY

Age: 26

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Geotechnical Engineer

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family and friends

Height: 5' 7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7/13/11

Starting Weight: 219

Present Weight: 217

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: mindless eating and talking myself out of working out

Following any specific plan: counting calories, working out at least 5 days, eating more veggies and fruits

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I am very motivated because my hubby and I want to start a family, and I want to be healthy.

trixiepixi3 07-19-2011 03:35 AM

First name: Kay
Geographical location: Iowa
Age: 27
Marital Status: Married
Children/Ages: None
Occupation: Student / Photographer
Pets: Tucker (puppy), Boots (kitty)
Hobbies/Interests: Photography, graphic design, video games, literature, music
Height: 5'6"
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Which one? Lol. We'll go with 7/17/11
Starting Weight: 330
Present Weight: 330 (no weigh ins yet!)
Goal Weight: 150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: pushing past the pain, ditching the crappy foods, and drinking more water
Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and mixture of Dance Central/Your Shape Fitness (Xbox)
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I went in search of accountability this time, and have been keeping myself 100% honest.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Not that I can think of... =)

LAX826 07-19-2011 09:45 AM

First name: Amanda

Geographical location: New York

Age: 18

Marital Status: In a relationship (6 months now!)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Business undergrad student; currently a summer intern

Pets: Dog named Dylan

Hobbies/Interests: Piano, traveling, reading, skiing...is shopping a hobby :P ?

Height: 5'3.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Been in the works for a few years now, but officially started yesterday, 7/18/11

Starting Weight: 150ish
Present Weight: 150ish
Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Cravings, binging, and portion control.

Following any specific plan: Eating cleaner/healthier foods, calorie counting, and exercise DVDs (currently Brazil Butt Lift).

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've realized that anything too extreme will never work for me. I need to take things gradually and accept that change will be slow, but worth it in the end.

nest 07-20-2011 06:24 PM

First name: Courtney
Geographic location: Indiana. In the middle of nowhere.
Age: 27
Marital status: happily married to my high school sweetheart!
Children/ages: we recently adopted our two former foster children! Nolan, 4 and Bodie, 2.
Occupation: therapist
Pets: Maggie, shepherd mix. Koda, great dane. Deja, great dane. Phoebe, snobby cat.
Hobbies/interest: my muscle car, reading, movies, photography, nerdy therapist stuff!
Height: 5'10
Eye/hair color: green eyes. Naturally brown hair but its really dark right now.
Starting date of weight loss journey: this time we'll say July 6th.
Starting weight: previously 243, this time 230
Present weight: 228
Goal weight: 180
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: medical stuff, horrible work schedule, urges and cravings
Following any specific plan: low carb and under 1500 cals per day
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: my medical stuff has gotten worse so I've gotta get this under control!
Anything else you'd like to share with us: good luck to everyone and help hold me accountable, please!

lovehopefaith 07-20-2011 11:06 PM

First name: Kimberly

Geographical location: New Zealand
Age:21

Marital Status: With the man i will marry <3

Children/Ages:Not for a while!

Occupation: Student (read: poor)

Pets: Kitten

Hobbies/Interests:Shopping, Reading, Sewing, Spending time with family and friends

Height:5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2011 but going hard from 15/07/11

Starting Weight:201

Present Weight:173.1

Goal Weight:110ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Setting a healthy eating plan that involves EATING not attempting to not eat.

Following any specific plan: Watching calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Absolute Commitment with NO EXCUSES

idiotpoetry 07-21-2011 12:13 AM

Newbie
 
First name:: Nicole

Geographical location: Time is split between New Jersey and Virginia

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student; cashier at a movie theater

Pets: A cat, and a little beta fish

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, walking

Height: 5'4''

Eye/Hair Color: Light brown/brown with a red tint from when I dyed it red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Tonight.

Starting Weight: 200

Present Weight: 198

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: The motivation to eat right, and getting over the temptation to eat all of the garbage out there.

Following any specific plan: Trying to follow weight watchers, even though I really don't have the money to necessarily join it.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm tired of feeling like the "black sheep" whether I'm with friends or family, and I also just want to be as healthy as I can be for the rest of my life.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nothing, really.

sterbear 07-21-2011 03:15 AM

First name: Sterling

Geographical location: Spokane, Washington

Age: 22

Marital Status: In a Relationship (Saving Money to Get Engaged and Married!)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Substance Abuse Prevention Professional

Pets: 3 Birds & 1 Standard Poodle

Hobbies/Interests: Video Games, Body Modification, Stretching My Ears, Knitting, and Road Trips! I'm also really wanting to learn how to longboard!

Height: 5' 7''

Eye/Hair Color: Both Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today!

Starting Weight: 279

Present Weight: 279

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Procrastination, Binge Eating, and Negative Thinking!

Following any specific plan: Watching My Caloric Intake, Lots of Cardio

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I met the love of my life and I want to be healthy so I can enjoy the rest of my life with him!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've been on here for a while, but rarely visited! I decided that there is no time like the present to start my weightloss journey and meet some great internet friends to be in this adventure with!

mamamorgan 07-21-2011 02:06 PM

First name: Morgan

Geographical location: Maryland

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 1 little boy, 15 months

Occupation: Administrative Assistant

Pets: Australian Shepherd, Freckles & a tortoise, Daisy

Hobbies/Interests: Being healthy!! And of course sewing, reading, writing

Height: 5'2

Eye/Hair Color: Eyes, Hazel, Hair, Light Brown (Blondish)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/17/11

Starting Weight: 148

Present Weight: 142

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating junk and the motivation to exercise 5 to 6 day a week

Following any specific plan: I am following the South Beach Diet for my food guidelines. My exercise, I do whatever I can fit in and find time to do. I jog, do Jillian Michael's DVDs, and pilates

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am focused, I am sick of being sick and tired.

xkhimairax 07-24-2011 07:00 PM

First name: Amanda

Geographical Location: Pennsylvania

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: One 4-year-old son

Occupation: Stay-at-Home Mom

Pets: 1 ferret, 1 dog, 5 cats (one momma & 4 kittens)

Hobbies/Interests: Playing video games (World of Warcraft!), reading, walking, drawing

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, blonde & burgundy hair

Starting Date of Weight-loss Journey: For this time around, April 24, 2011

Starting Weight: 151lbs

Present Weight: 136lbs

Goal Weight: 123lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight-loss: Portion control!

Following any specific plan: Power 90 & eating 1500-1700 calories/day

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've actually managed to stick to it!

habsfan 07-24-2011 09:22 PM

First name: Habsfan (actual name too unique to post on here)

Geographical Location: Quebec, Canada

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, cooking, reading, watching hockey

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes with dark brown/black hair

Starting Date of Weight-loss Journey: July 18, 2011

Starting Weight: 148

Present Weight: 148

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight-loss: Busy schedule

Following any specific plan: Eating healthier food with portion control and exercising regularly

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: First attempt, really.

recycledartgirl 07-24-2011 09:46 PM

I'll bite!
 
I really only have another year of being a 20-something, but I've decided to take this diet thing by the balls since coming back from Korea, and getting serious about getting fit, so hear I go.

First name: Jennifer

Geographical Location: Decatur, GA (about 20 min southeast of the big ATL)

Age: 29 (turn 30 in January, oy!)

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Working as a support associate at a group home for four ladies with intellectual disabilities currently, and serving at banquets for extra cash. The first job I love, the second, not so much. I'm going to be in grad school for Speech Pathology and Communication Disorders this spring.

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, reading, all crafting, yoga

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, red hair from a bottle. Naturally dark honey blonde

Starting Date of Weight-loss Journey: April 16, 2011

Starting Weight: 196

Present Weight: 182

Goal Weight: Shooting for 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight-loss: busy schedule, working all the time, chocolate, in that order. LOL.

Following any specific plan: I'm following South Beach currently. Lost 8 lbs in two weeks worth of phase 1. Maintaining during phase 2 currently, for four weeks. Maybe time to go back to phase 1 and get some more things straight.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Doing it with the support of this community!

SarRawrNaomi 07-25-2011 07:19 AM

6 more months till I'll be 20. =[ No place for me here. lol

lilneezy 07-25-2011 09:46 AM

First name:Renisha

Geographical location:Louisiana

Age:23

Marital Status:Engaged

Children/Ages:2

Occupation:Full time student

Pets:0

Hobbies/Interests:Shoe shopping, clothing shopping, maybe just shopping:)

Height:5'9"

Eye/Hair Color:brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:June 19, 2011

Starting Weight:203

Present Weight:194

Goal Weight:160-175

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:finding time to exercise outside because its either raining or too hot!!

Following any specific plan:less in, more out

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am focused. I have never been so focused.

Anything else you would like to share with us:Its hard because my fiance stills likes to eat unhealthy. He supports me however, he refuses to give up the fried foods and everything else. My journey would be easier if I had a workout buddy. I havent been talking to many ppl because sometimes ppl can be so negative. I think I am so focused because many ppl dont think I can do it. I know Im not fat but Im not healthy. I am ready to start living again instead of hiding!:carrot:

dlp22 07-25-2011 10:16 PM

First name: Danell

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Full time student

Pets: 3 small dogs

Hobbies/Interests: reading, listening to music, shopping

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: July 25

Starting Weight: 240

Present Weight: 240

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: myself

Following any specific plan: no specific plan, just follow basic health formula - regular exercise, healthy food choices, portion control, etc.; I will be calorie counting/measuring until I can trust myself to make the right choices.

sontaikle 07-26-2011 12:06 AM

First name: Nicole

Geographical location: New York

Age: 23

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: Not Yet!

Occupation: Special Education Teacher

Pets: Dog

Hobbies/Interests: Video Games, Reading, Web Design, Shiny new tech :)

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 2010, restarted May 2011

Starting Weight: 200

Present Weight: 167

Goal Weight: 136 to start, will go from there.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love to eat!

Following any specific plan: Nothing really, just trying to eat right and exercise more!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I ate wayyyy too much before. I'm cutting down my portion sizes drastically.

Embuhlee 07-26-2011 12:39 PM

First name: Emily

Geographical location: Pennsylvania

Age:20

Marital Status:In a relationship

Children/Ages:None yet, thank goodness.

Occupation:Student

Pets: Three cats - Charlie, Roma, Ruby

Hobbies/Interests:Psychology, writing, reading, video games, traveling, anime, other dorky things

Height:5'7"

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:On this site, July 24th 2011

Starting Weight:195

Present Weight:195

Goal Weight:155

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Unconscious eating.

Following any specific plan:None with a fancy brand name. Gonna do what I did last time.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Past efforts have worked.. just I went on a college diet and gained it all back again. :P

Anything else you would like to share with us:I play StarCraftII (badly) so if anyone here plays, I'd love to challenge (be defeated by) you in a match. :D

Time2GetFine82 07-26-2011 03:35 PM

First name: STAR

Geographical location: ATL,GA

Age:28

Marital Status: SINGLE

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: DISPATCHER

Pets:1 PITBULL NAMED SHUGA (THATS MY BABY OF 9 YRS)

Hobbies/Interests: TRAVELING AND SINGING USE TO BE SHOPPING WHEN I COULD WEAR ANYTHING IN THE STORE(LOL) IM GETTING BACK THERE THOUGH!!! BELIEVE THAT

Height:5'6".5

Eye/Hair Color: BLACK HAIR BROWN EYES

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:7/25/11

Starting Weight:218

Present Weight:218

Goal Weight:165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: EATING BREADS

Following any specific plan: JUST COUNTING CALORIES ONLY

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: MOTIVATION MOATIVATION...... STAY AWAY FROM NEGATIVE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!
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sweetemotion 07-26-2011 04:41 PM

First name: Bethany

Geographical location: Ontario, Canada

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student - BA in Communications with a minor in Business

Pets: Well, my roommate has an adorable and slightly insane kitty, Bandit... my parents have a cat and dog, Scamp and Friska, who I consider to be mine as well :-) can't wait to have a puppy of my own!

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, movies, music, playing piano, I'm interested in learning guitar but haven't taken any steps to make it happen, lol... I will pretty much try anything once, I love doing so many things

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/dirty blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I don't even know, there have been so many "restarts". I think February, 2011 was when I started counting calories, so I'll go with that.

Starting Weight: I think I was around 230 in February

Present Weight: 221.3

Goal Weight: Shorter term - 170... ultimately 135-145, although I have a difficult time imagining myself being that small

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My tendency to be really self-defeating, I'm my own worst enemy. Also binging, I love food tooo much

Following any specific plan: Just counting calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm trying to lose the mindset that I "deserve" treats, and accept that losing weight is going to mean sacrificing things sometimes

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

pinkStiletto 07-26-2011 10:13 PM

First name: Cheri

Geographical location: Phoenix, AZ

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Social Worker

Pets: two adorable puppies... Molly and Mason. They are ****zu/poodle and ****zu/maltese mixes. They are like my children!!! haha

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, movies, music,... since graduate school took up so much of my time, I have to find new interests now

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown (with blonde highlights)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: yesterday 7/25/2011.... but if i was honest, I've always been on a weightloss journey

Starting Weight: 168lbs

Present Weight: 166.8lbs-- hey! its only one day in!! whoo hoo!

Goal Weight: 130... im going to make it this time!!!

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Myself. I wish I had someone everyday to kick me in my butt and make me move!

Following any specific plan: South Beach and i'm working out to Jillian's 30-day shred! Grrrr baby!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm fed up. Period.

Anything else you would like to share with us: feel free to ask!;)

ingridh 07-27-2011 02:30 AM

First name: Ingrid

Geographical location: Chicago

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Pets: A terrier who thinks she's a cat

Hobbies/Interests: Finishing graduate school! Besides that I spend time watching movies, shopping (even though I can't afford to buy anything!), and watching all sorts of TV

Height: 5'9

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes/Brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 04/2010

Starting Weight: 205 lbs

Present Weight: 165 lbs

Goal Weight: 145 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Overeating!

Following any specific plan: Nope. Just count calories and try to work out 5 times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I find that I stay motivated when I have very clear goals in mind and clear dates that I hope to accomplish them by. Just generally trying to loss weight never worked for me in the past. I'm also more open with friends and family about my weight loss efforts. The more support the better!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've just joined here because I am dealing with some stress in my family and at work. I'm hoping that keeping in touch here will help me stay focused so that I can reach my ultimate goal by Jan 1, 2012.

aleksandra 07-27-2011 03:09 AM

First name: Alex

Geographical location: Europe

Age: 21

Marital Status: In a Relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Waitress/Student

Pets: 2 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Exercise, Beauty

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Honey Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3. 1. 2006

Starting Weight: 216

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Well, after I've lost 60 lbs, I've become a bit obsessed with my weight and exercise. I've been exercising 2-3 hours a day, 7 days a week and weighted myself like 3-5 times a day. I became really depressed if i gained as little as 0,1 pound. So after being miserable for quite a while, I've stopped working out and following a diet. What followed was a beautiful year, but it was followed by a terrible year of overeating. Now that I'm more in control of myself, I've decided to achieve my goal weight by weighing myself every one or two weeks and exercising max. 1.5 hour a day.

Following any specific plan: I'm trying to do my best to feel good.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I will try my best to focus on feeling good and being healthy.

gypsybeggar 07-27-2011 03:54 AM

First name: Jenny

Geographical location: North Carolina

Age: 28

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Waitress

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Jewelry Making

Height: 5"9'

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/ Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: God it's been going on forever...

Starting Weight: 282

Present Weight: 267.4

Goal Weight: 200 (maybe)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My urge to snack/Laziness when it comes to getting up in the morning and exercising

Following any specific plan: Combo of Slim-Fast/Atkins and just plain ole calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I'm serious..I've got mild PCOS and I don't want it to get worse and get diabeties..this terrifies me

mselle 07-27-2011 07:47 PM

20- Somethings newby
 
First name: Leslie

Geographical location: Lancaster, California (Southern California)

Age: 27

Marital Status: Divorced once, in a commited relationship now.

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Banker

Pets: 2 dogs- 1 Doberman (Kassy) and 1 Weimaraner (Quinn)...these two are the love of my life.

Hobbies/Interests: Phorography, taking my dogs to the park, bike riding

Height: 5'6''

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Will begin on 8/1/2011.

Starting Weight: 205 lbs.

Present Weight: 205 lbs.

Goal Weight:140 lbs.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying on track. The major problem I have is that I'll stick to it for about a week, and then I become too tired of dealing with this new lifestyle, or I'll skip working out and then it's back to the old me. I'm hoping to get more support this time.

Following any specific plan: Nope. Just eating right and working out.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm actually excited to do it this time. In the past I felt like I was dragged into it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Any additional tips/comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Ramra 07-29-2011 08:51 PM

First name: Withheld

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 18

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Unemployed

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, biking

Height: 5"9'

Eye/Hair Color: Brown, brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: About a year 1/2 ago, on and off since.

Starting Weight: 240

Present Weight: 163

Goal Weight: 140 (possibly 130)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating when I feel anxious.

Following any specific plan: Cutting calories and walking when I can.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've got an awesome boyfriend, and I wanna show him results.

thissideup 07-31-2011 04:32 PM

First name: Samantha

Geographical location: Winnipeg, Canada

Age: 21

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: None!

Occupation: Administrative Assistant (desk job, barely move all day :()

Pets: A dog that thinks she's a cat and a cat who thinks he's a toddler.

Hobbies/Interests: I don't really have any, as scary as that sounds. I'm either working, spending time with my fiance or relaxing after working out.

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 25, 2011

Starting Weight: 181.5

Present Weight: 177.5

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking to it. I've never stuck to a single thing in my entire life.

Following any specific plan: Whatever my personal trainer tells me to do!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I just got engaged, so now there's a deadline for me to aim for.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am scared out of my mind that I will fail at this!

melodymist 08-02-2011 05:54 AM

First name: Witheld

Geographical location: South Africa

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Teacher/Student

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Internet, graphic design, beauty, fashion, food, travel, poetry, excercising, fitness and health.

Height: 5'7

Eye/Hair Color: Brown hair, green eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: All my life.

Starting Weight: 187

Present Weight: 171

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating until I'm sick.

Following any specific plan: No. Heathy diet, lots of water and excercise 5x a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time it is forever and it's a lifestyle change! :carrot:

lifehouseluver 08-02-2011 08:24 AM

First name: Liz

Geographical location: Washington, DC

Age: 23

Marital Status: been w/ my boyfriend for almost 7 months :)

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Fitness Specialist :) If you guys have any questions regarding fitness, please ask!

Pets: My dog Duffy, and my turtle June

Hobbies/Interests: Running, Dancing, Partying, EATING!

Height: 5'4.5

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 25, 2011

Starting Weight: 154.0

Present Weight: 150.0

Goal Weight: 120-125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: NUTRITIONAL HABITS. I've been a member here since 2006, on and off diets (Mostly off!) Usually i'll go for 2-3 weeks of being PERFECT and then I fail. :'( Working out is NEVER a problem for me. I LOVE being active, but I also LOVE eating.

Following any specific plan: Eating as many calories as my BMR (about 1,500 calories right now) Just making sure that Calories Out>Calories In

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've ALWAYS wanted to lose weight to "get a boyfriend" Shallow, but true. Well, I met my boyfriend 7 months ago, and he loves me no matter what I look like, so I feel that this time i'm doing it more for me. :)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm terrified of failing again :'( I suck at dieting!

CatP 08-02-2011 10:35 AM

First name: Catherine

Geographical location: Johannesburg, SOuth AFrica

Age: 28

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Ben, 3 and Sam, 3 months

Occupation: Teacher and Sports Coach

Pets: 2 dogs (Harley and Murphy)

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Cooking, Spending time with my family, Gym

Height: 1.77 m

Eye/Hair Color: Blue and blonde ;-)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Last week Friday

Starting Weight:75kg's

Present Weight:74.3kg's

Goal Weight: 65kg's

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Losing weight whilst breastfeeding (and going back to work soon!)

Following any specific plan: Low GI food (mostly) and gym 6 days a week for the next month.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I didn't have 10kg's of fat on my butt?! Never gained weight with my first son as he was extremely prem. Second time round I've gained a lot!

Anything else you would like to share with us: That my MOTHER just offered me a pair of her pants!
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PghGal 08-02-2011 10:25 PM

First name: Jess

Geographical location: North Carolina (Charlotte Area)

Age: 28

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Social Worker (For the Elderly/Disabled)

Pets: Two dogs that I have part-time & the neighborhood cat who adopted me.

Hobbies/Interests: Shopping (which isn't good since I am broke ... see above occupation. lol), Airplanes, Reading, News/Politics, Astronomy, Words with Friends, Football (Steelers!), Hockey, etc. Wide range of interests here.

Height: A hair under 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel & Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/9/11

Starting Weight: 292

Present Weight: 275

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Food addiction (Carbs/Sugar!)

Following any specific plan: Good old-fashioned calorie counting (using My Fitness Pal) & making an effort to hit the gym at least 4x per week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm just tired of being fat. I'm over it. Tired of receiving "...you have such a pretty face" compliments. :p Seriously, this time I am making it a lifestyle change rather than dieting. I am making changes I can maintain.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nothing that I can think of!

Meredith 08-03-2011 02:16 AM

First name: Meredith

Geographical location: NY, NY

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Pets: Nope

Hobbies/Interests: Entertainment, Media, anything social.

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes/Blonde hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7/2011

Starting Weight: 165 lbs

Present Weight: 157 lbs

Goal Weight: 125 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking with it after losing the first 10 lbs.

Following any specific plan: Counting calories and working out at least 5 times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Don't know yet. Kind of hoping this helps keep me accountable.

NotJustALittleFat 08-05-2011 01:04 AM

First name: Celesa

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 25

Marital Status: married to the best hubby in the world!

Children/Ages: Lilly 3

Occupation: Work at home mom, professional photographer and sell thing I sew, crochet on Etsy

Pets: Lucy, my 4 year old beagle.

Hobbies/Interests: I love photography, sewing, crochet, making tutus and hair bows, and blogging!

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: brown eyes, really a brunette, but hubby likes me blonde :)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 2011 can't remember the exact date

Starting Weight: 195

Present Weight: 191

Goal Weight: 135-140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: believing I can do it and not expecting myself to fail

Following any specific plan: just counting calories. I get about 1500 per day. I am loosely following a diabetes meal plan but just to help with what to eat and when to eat. I had Gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my daughter, so if I'm already doing the diet when I get pregnant with the next one, it will be way easier.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: there's no turning back. I'm blogging and posting progress on Facebook so there's no way I'm going to fail in front of so manympeople. Also my hubby has been uber supportive this go around and has even changed his eating to coincide with mine!

intellectlove 08-08-2011 01:51 PM

First name: Amanda

Geographical location: Wilsonville, OR

Age: 23

Marital Status: Married. January 1st, 2011

Children/Ages: No kids

Occupation: Marketing Representative

Pets: 2 cats (Copper/Heidi), 2 dogs (Jack and Daniel)

Hobbies/Interests: video games, bowling, pool, darts, cooking, nutrition

Height: 5'2

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes, dirty blonde hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 1st, 2011

Starting Weight: 164

Present Weight: 156

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation!

Following any specific plan: Low carb / fat burn exercises

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have never really been over weight until last year.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have a blood clot disorder, meaning if I get a bad enough injury it could potentially cause major problems for me.

Unthinkables 08-09-2011 12:35 AM

First name: Jamie

Geographical location: Boston

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Sing Language Interpretation student

Pets: 3 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Sign Language, Writing, Personality psychology research, food politics, classic alternative music

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: bluish-green/always changing currently brunette with red and blonde highlights

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 1st

Starting Weight: 145lbs

Present Weight: haven't weighed in yet

Goal Weight: 120 or less depending on how I feel

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not giving up when I don't see immediate results, peer pressure to eat junk, staying on good sleep schedule

Following any specific plan: calorie counting/excerise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past
: I am ready. In the past, I was willing to lose weight at any cost. I had a poverty of ambition, and was quick to quit. But this time around, my perspective on why I need to do this is much different. Yes, I want to look good- but I want to FEEL even better. I want to experience everything and know I worked for it. Being healthy is one of the biggest gifts I can give myself and I'm ready to do this.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've only been a member of this site for a short while, but even this SHORT while has outlived my previous attempts at weight loss. I feel this certain fire and this forum has helped keep me tending to it's light. Thank you, I hope one day I can post my Goal pictures!

HautePinkHeels 08-10-2011 12:07 AM

Nickname: KayTee

Geographical location: Atlanta, GA

Age: 23

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: self-employed

Pets: 4 puppies :)

Hobbies/Interests: hair, makeup, fashion

Height: 6'1

Eye/Hair Color: dk brown/black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 1, 2011

Starting Weight: 196

Present Weight: 174

Goal Weight: 155-160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: motivation

Following any specific plan: exercising 5 times a week, eating smaller portions

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm actually motivated this time!

Jumi 08-10-2011 12:03 PM

First name: Judy

Geographical location: Northern Virginia

Age: 25

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Recruiter

Pets: n/a

Hobbies/Interests: shopping, dancing, reading, cooking...eating :/

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: dirty blonde / green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 08/08/11

Starting Weight: 175 lbs

Present Weight: 174 lbs

Goal Weight: 140-145 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: always hungry... I love food too much...

Following any specific plan: weight watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I just moved to the USA to be with my husband. New beginnings... all over :)

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Expunge 08-10-2011 04:07 PM

First name: Amanda

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

Age: 20

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

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Student

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

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

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

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

Starting Weight: 194

Present Weight: 187

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

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

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

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

shortyshannon 08-12-2011 09:26 AM

First name: Shannon

Geographical location:Terre Haute IN

Age:28

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:2 girls ages 10 and 7

Occupation:Stay ay home mom and wife

Pets:2 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Makeup artist

Height:5'0

Eye/Hair Color:green eyes,brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:08/12/2011

Starting Weight:245

Present Weight:245

Goal Weight:145

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

Following any specific plan: weight watchers

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

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

jess8all 08-12-2011 12:38 PM

First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Georgia

Age: 24

Marital Status: So very single :)

Children/Ages: None

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

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

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, making bad decisions ;)

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

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

Starting Weight: 265

Present Weight: 265

Goal Weight: Between 155 to 165ish

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

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

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: i love this site :)

SJtangerines 08-12-2011 05:22 PM

First name: Kelly

Geographical location: Paris, France

Age: 27

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation:

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Music, Graphic Design

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 09/2010

Starting Weight: 195

Present Weight: 154

Goal Weight: 135/125

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

Following any specific plan: Nope

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

Anything else you would like to share with us:

emily1132 08-14-2011 03:19 PM

First name: Emily

Geographical location: Farmington, Utah

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

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

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

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

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Red hair, blue eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 24th, 2011

Starting Weight: 247

Present Weight: 232

Goal Weight: 160 for now. :)

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

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

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

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


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