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2hotinhere 08-15-2011 04:32 PM

First name: Jenny

Geographical location: Southern California

Age: 19-->20 (almost 20.. like in 4 months?)

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Full time University Student

Pets: Nope

Hobbies/Interests: I'm still looking for it.. But I am an Ex-Maplestory Player. I quit now b/c it ruined my GPA.

Height: 5'2

Eye/Hair Color: dark brown/dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 129

Starting Weight:129

Present Weight:126

Goal Weight:115 (..yea..I'm aiming high.)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting pass 120s, it's really hard for me. I tend to get stuck around 121-122 and goes back up. I need to get past the 120s! I'm in here for the long run!

Following any specific plan:Practice Healthy Living
-2 salad for lunch per week
-Apple a day
-Fruits everyday
-Drink 8 glass of water per day
-Being active & taking the long route when walking to school
-going to gym 3 days per week
-Stalk SNSD FAN website & look at their photo for encouragement.
-weight myself everyday
-Try to eat under 1500 calories.. (i'm a calories counter.. but hey, it works for me)
-Keep a 3fatchicks Healthy Living Blog & do weekly events on there.
-manage a photoshoot of myself every weekend.. to track my record.
-NEVER EVER starve myself.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
-I keep a blog for encouragement & to keep me on track.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
-Growing up, I was always considered the fattest girl in the family. All my girls cousins were thin and I felt bad. Sometime, I feel that they condensed me for my weight. My parents love me so much. But for once, I just want to my parents proud, that not only do they have a smart daughter but also a beautiful daughter.

So, Finally, at the age of 19, I want to do something for myself. I want to change for the better. :)

jamber1234 08-15-2011 04:48 PM

I just found this and thought I'd jump in (if that's cool with everyone)

First name: Amber

Geographical location: Pennsylvania

Age:20

Marital Status: Married as of April :D

Children/Ages:not yet but I have 2 nephews that I have often.

Occupation:CNA

Pets:Otis my 4 year old American Bulldog, and Chino my 6month old Chihuahua

Hobbies/Interests: volleyball, music, camping, swimming...

Height:5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes, brown hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: not sure on that one.

Starting Weight:212

Present Weight:208

Goal Weight:130 (might go lower if i even make it that far)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I keep giving up. I'm from a huge Italian family and everything we do is centered around a TON of food. It is hard to stay on track and feel like i'm in with the fam.

Following any specific plan: trying to find a good plan for me, but for now just small food changes. (no soda or junk food)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I saw myself yesterday how everyone else sees me (body wise) on video camera and about cried.

Anything else you would like to share with us: nope :D

JasmineTea 08-16-2011 12:46 PM

First name: Jasmine

Geographical location: Florida, USA

Age: 26

Occupation: Currently unemployed :( Hoping to change that in the next few days.

Pets: Two lovely kitties.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, photography, baking/cooking, gaming, a few heavy academic interests.

Height: 5'6

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8/21/11

Starting Weight: 194.6

Present Weight: 194.6

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Complacency, stress eating.

Following any specific plan: Researching to see if any are right for me.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am beginning a new chapter in my life and want to do it right this time.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Hoping to also find a buddy on the site who is in a similar boat as me to help keep each other motivated.

PeanutButterBikini 08-16-2011 11:16 PM


First name: Laura

Geographical location: South Florida

Age: 22

Marital Status: I just moved in with my boyfriend :)

Children/Ages: -

Occupation: LAST SEMESTER STUDENT. Currently job seeking.

Pets: -

Hobbies/Interests:

Height: 5í4Ē

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 08/17/2011 officially want it to begin.

Starting Weight: 210

Present Weight: 204

Goal Weight: 130-140.. happiness is more important than the number at the moment.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Making this a priority and believing in myself to maintain the habits. Mayyyybe training my tastebuds to crave peanut butter and chocolate less ;)

Following any specific plan: Currently calorie counting Ė am deciding on which more structured plan works for me! Iíve used both WW and South Beach before and seen exactly the same resultsÖ.. but only stuck them out for 2 months each. I think WW might be more maintainable for me long run, while taking notes from SB as to the best foods for weight loss.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Iíve finally accepted that I deserve this change and donít deserve to feel the way that I do /have for the past 4 years. I think a large part of my journey is mental.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am hoping to find accountability and support on this forum! Please contact me if you want :D

Amberkkski 08-19-2011 04:13 PM

First name: Amber

Geographical location: Upstateish Newyork

Age:21

Marital Status:Single :)

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: office Manager

Pets: Pitbull, Brownie 3yrs Chi/Pek, Jill 2yrs

Hobbies/Interests: Bowling, Shopping, movies, makeup, bars

Height:5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Blue / Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/11

Starting Weight:282

Present Weight:253

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:everything??? Staying on track is my biggest problem. Ill go hard for a few months and get bored and stop

Following any specific plan: my own

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I cant fut my finger on it. I feel different this time about it. I think im truly ready. Also could be that i lost 30lbs and loved the feeling of it so i want it back!

Anything else you would like to share with us: anyone else in ny?

aimerbijoux 08-20-2011 08:47 PM

First name: Tina

Geographical location: Austin, TX

Age: 21

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Student

Pets: 2 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: watching movies, reading books, web design

Height: 5'1''

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7th grade

Starting Weight: 126

Present Weight: approx. 126

Goal Weight: 110

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: cravings and the urge to eat fattening food! I am addicted to food!

Following any specific plan: low-carb diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am just so fed up with constantly giving up, and now I am trying something completely new: low-carb, which so far seems to be making me feel less puffy/bloated with more energy.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

chouette 08-21-2011 06:12 PM

First name: Chou

Geographical location: Middle Europe

Age: 24

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Personal Assistant

Pets: one cat

Hobbies/Interests: reading, cooking, hanging out with friends, shopping..

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: auburn / blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 2008

Starting Weight: 238 lbs

Present Weight: 169 lbs :/

Goal Weight: 125-130 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have zero self-restraint and I'm lazy.

Following any specific plan: calorie counting and I try working out.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've been losing weight for almost 3 years now; recently I started gaining again and now I'm up by almost 12lbs. I haven't been this heavy in two years, and I really don't want to go off-track and miss this chance.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Cheece 08-22-2011 06:15 AM

First name: Charysse

Geographical location: Australia

Age: 24

Marital Status: De facto relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Reservations Agent

Pets: 2 Cats - Kitty & Coke

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, movies, horses

Height: 5'0

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, Brunette hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8th August 2011

Starting Weight: 98kg

Present Weight: 97kg

Goal Weight: 55 kg

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Chocolate! And all the foods my boyfriend loves...

Following any specific plan: No

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've worked on my eating and gotten it to a good stage...Feeling good throughout the day and have broken the cycle of a lot of the junk I used to eat. Now I've added in the gym and am really enjoying it. I've thought it through this time!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm excited to be here :)

Annie415sf 08-22-2011 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeanutButterBikini (Post 3993194)

First name: Laura


What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Iíve finally accepted that I deserve this change and donít deserve to feel the way that I do /have for the past 4 years. I think a large part of my journey is mental.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am hoping to find accountability and support on this forum! Please contact me if you want :D

Hey Laura, I think we are similar in similar situations. I'm 25 living in San Francisco at 185 lbs. I just got back from Hawaii where I wore a bikini from my last Hawaii trip 3 years ago. I hate the way most of the pictures came out, and I want to love my bikini body. So if you want to team up and check in with each other every so often, I'm down. I couldn't private message you for some reason though,

Annie

tayde 08-22-2011 08:26 PM

First name: Delilah

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Finance

Pets: 0

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, movies, DIY, Christianity

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today

Starting Weight: 190

Present Weight: 190

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating & consistently working out

Following any specific plan: Counting calores & hopefully working out 4-5 times a week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've never been this big before and I'm starting to get stretch marks all over. This has to stop.

Sinderelly 08-22-2011 09:43 PM

First name: Elizabeth

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 28

Marital Status: Divorced

Children/Ages: Yes- 9, 6, and 5

Occupation: Nursing Student

Pets: a cat and guinea pigs ^_^

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Theme Parks, and family

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes and Red hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today

Starting Weight: 250

Present Weight: 250

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Giving up soda, and sticking to a plan

Following any specific plan: Looking for guidance in the best route to go for weight loss

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am determined now, and want to feel better about myself

JessInFlames 08-25-2011 02:48 PM

Hello Everyone!
 
First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Toronto, Ontario

Age: 25 (next week!)

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Admin Assistant

Pets: Toki, Dacshund/Min Pin mix - 5 Months

Hobbies/Interests: Walking my puppy, concerts, music, movies

Height: 5'10

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 2009

Starting Weight: 240

Present Weight: 180

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: After the plateau!

Following any specific plan: Low cal/cardio

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm taking my health seriously, I had no concept of calories and weight gain, I'm educated and ready for the last 30!

Anything else you would like to share with us:

mindymoo12 08-25-2011 03:44 PM

First name: Mindy

Geographical location: Washington state

Age: 26

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Nursing student

Pets: Rearden - Golden Retriever, 1 year

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, being outdoors, volleyball

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue, brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 2011

Starting Weight: 157

Present Weight: 154

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight-loss: Consistency once school starts

Following any specific plan: Low carb, primal-ish

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I gained 30 pounds and lost it about 5 years ago just by watching what I ate and exercising a few times a week. Now, I have a lot less to lose but more frustration instead.

Anything else you would like to share with us: This is my last year of school (finally!) and I want to go out stronger than I started.

anon85 08-26-2011 06:27 PM

First name: Alex

Geographical location: California

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: legal/ but unemployed right now

Pets: Yufi - Cat age 6, Fred - goldfish age 1sh

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, playing video games (nothing else really just finished up at a pretty demanding school and didn't have time for anything, lol)

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today

Starting Weight: 250

Present Weight: 250

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I was raised in a meat and potato household, and am moving back home, so I would have to say having the courage to not fall back into bad habits (for the record my mom is about the same size as me).

Following any specific plan: Not so far looking for guidance

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time its for me, not because someone told me I should do it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am a bit self conscious about joining, but am excited when I see everyone's tickers.

dancer1120 08-28-2011 12:32 AM

First name: Mary Elizabeth

Geographical location: Chicago

Age: 22

Marital Status:no way

Children/Ages:definitely no way

Occupation:student

Pets:none

Hobbies/Interests: dancing, reading, exercising, music, movies

Height: 5'3

Eye/Hair Color: dark brown hair, brownish-green eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 14

Starting Weight: 160

Present Weight: 155

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: i love salty snacks way too much and being a recent college kid i sometimes like alcohol a little too much (and the resulting drunk food)

Following any specific plan: south beach phase 1 for the past two weeks

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: first time I've really been serious about losing weight

Anything else you would like to share with us: nope :)
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SoFlyGirly 09-01-2011 04:30 AM

First name: Jen

Geographical location: Boston

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: RN

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Dancing

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Mid-August

Starting Weight: 159

Present Weight: 155

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Recent back surgery (cause of weight gain)

Following any specific plan: Back into my regular exercise routine I had pre-surgery, and trying a high protein diet and low carbs (not Atkins-low, but lowish :p)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I had a taste of being thin for the first time this past year and a half before my surgery happened and I gained some back. After looking great and the attention I got for it, I crave it more than the food :)

Anything else you would like to share with us: Also trying to lose for a wedding I have in a couple weeks, mini goal for that is 147 :)

Oxia 09-01-2011 05:32 AM

First name: Oxia

Geographical location: Zurich, Switzerland (anyone else live here?)


Hello! Here are my details:

Age:24

Marital Status:married for a bit over 1 year

Children/Ages: 1 daughter, who is 16 months old

Occupation: I've studied music, want to be a college prof, but am currently a full time mother.

Pets: none currently-- I love cats, and once my daughter is less high maintenance, I'll probably get one again.

Hobbies/Interests: playing sax, piano, and recorder. decorating, sewing, writing.

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: I have green eyes and dark blond hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: a couple days ago-- August 28, 2011

Starting Weight:156lb

Present Weight:156lb

Goal Weight:110lb

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating when I'm stressed, sad, or bored

Following any specific plan: no, but I need to find one!!!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not sure, but I'm trying to get more support instead of doing it alone.

Anything else you would like to share with us: In my family I've always been the "chubby" one or according to great grandmother "pleasantly plump." I want to change that and be more active, thin, and healthy.

:)

Thrivefor145 09-01-2011 01:35 PM

First name: Thrive for 145! (I like that better)
Geographical location: MD- DC Metro area

Age: 29

Marital Status: Married 9 years

Children/Ages: 6 year old wonderful little boy

Occupation: Air Traffic Control

Pets: Norman (turtle)

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, Singing, Dancing, Enjoying Life!

Height:
5'4"
Eye/Hair Color: Dark Brown/ Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8/18/11

Starting Weight: 255

Present Weight: 248

Goal Weight: 145 (my pre-pregnancy weight)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying consistent i.e., exercising daily, eating regularly (on average I would eat once maybe twice a day which I know is terrible for my metabolism) Not eating out often

Following any specific plan: Just doing what my personal trainer tells me to do i.e. cutting back on my carbs, doing alot of cardio and weight lifting, eating 5-6 times a day, eating lots of veggies and protein.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am almost 30 (YIKES!) and I know I need to make a change now before this weight is with me for the rest of my life!

Would really LOOOOVE to have all the support I can get! Need to stay motivated!

Miaka 09-05-2011 12:49 PM

First name: Jialin

Geographical location: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Age: 29 (so I just make it to this forum)

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages:

Occupation: Financial Anlayst

Pets: Layla (cat)

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, swimming, travel, anime

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Aug-29-2011

Starting Weight: 168

Present Weight: 161

Goal Weight: 105

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: cravings and not give up

Following any specific plan: C25K and calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The difference this time is that I am not viewing this as a diet, but a lifestyle change. 6 years ago I lost over 40lb with the help of this forum, but stopped "dieting" after I achieved the goal. Now I am back and more overweight than before.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

dmm493 09-06-2011 12:00 AM

First name:Dana

Geographical location: Pennsylvania

Age:25

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages:none

Occupation: student/waitress

Pets:none

Hobbies/Interests: sports, going out, blackjack, travel

Height:5'4

Eye/Hair Color:blue/blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: sept 5th 2011

Starting Weight:185

Present Weight:185

Goal Weight:125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:sticking to a healthy diet, stop drinking and eating out
Following any specific plan: low fat, work out 4-5 times a week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:i am not doing it by myself, i am being open with my friends and looking for support

Anything else you would like to share with us:

RebaRamBam 09-06-2011 09:25 PM

First name: Rebecca

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 23

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Recent Graduate/Unemployed with an engineering degree

Pets: 2 cats and a dwarf hamster

Hobbies/Interests: I'm still trying to come up with an answer for that after all these years

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/either light brown or blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 14 2011

Starting Weight: 215

Present Weight: 191.6

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Moving back home after graduating from college and getting used to a huge change in my life

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers Online

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my first time trying to lose weight. I got to a point where I didn't even want to go anywhere because I didn't want anyone to judge me by my weight.

Anything else you would like to share with us: This is my first time posting! I come on here every once in a while and look at progress photos for inspiration but I thought that I might want to start trying to take advantage of the support of the community!

Aoidela 09-08-2011 01:18 AM

First name: Aoidela (Adel for short if it's easier ^^)

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 26

Marital Status: In a relationship

Pets: A cat who thinks she's a walrus, and another cat who is a cross between a cat-cow-panda-puppy. She hasn't decided what she wants to be when she grows up.

Hobbies/Interests: I'm a proud female gamer who is also a vegetarian and loves to cook and clean. I make my counterpart proud ;)

Height: 5'6"

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sept 11, 2011

Starting Weight: 195

Present Weight: 195

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Keeping myself motivated and not giving in to my temptations. Emotional and/or boredom eating are also both issues.

Following any specific plan: Combination of calorie counting, fewer carbs/sugars. I'm a new vegetarian.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It's extremely important to my health and I want to get this under control while my body is still young enough to react. I'm also at a major crossroads in my life and figure that I either need to go big (goal wise!) or go home. So I'm choosing GO BIG!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I come from a background of having EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) and also have PCOS. I'm very determined to get my health back on track and to do so in a healthy manner.

aka8941 09-08-2011 02:21 PM

First name: Amanda

Geographical location: Texas...

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Student/Weekend Receptionist/Crisis Counselor

Pets: Tuxedo cat, and a mini schnauzer

Hobbies/Interests: Politics, music, sex, psychology, food, all that is good and interesting

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown, Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 2011

Starting Weight: 230

Present Weight: 208

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight-loss: To continue, and see it through to my goal

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: I want to graduate at a Normal BMI.

JellyMae87 09-08-2011 03:03 PM

First name: Jessica

Geographical location:Bonney Lake, WA

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Patient Service Rep - Urgent Care

Pets: 2 Yorkies.. Turbo and Zoey

Hobbies/Interests: Cake Decorationg, Theme Parks, and family

Height: 5'3

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown w/ highlights

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 2nd, 2011

Starting Weight: 317

Present Weight: 272

Goal Weight: 180 or lower

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Giving up soda, and sticking to a plan

Following any specific plan: Ideal Protein

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Determination.. Personal Goals

k5linderman 09-08-2011 03:20 PM

First name: Katie

Geographical location: Michigan

Age: 24

Marital Status: dating, in a serious relationship

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Credit Analyst

Pets: 2 dogs - Fiso and Harley

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, walking the pups, volleyball

Height: 5' 8"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/ brownish

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9/8/11

Starting Weight: 185

Present Weight: 185

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love cake!

Following any specific plan: WW

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Doctor said I had high cholesterol and made me wake up a bit!

thinnerthanhim 09-10-2011 12:20 AM

First name: Jessica

Geographical location: Alabama

Age: 25 (almost 26...good grief)

Marital Status: engaged - wedding is in 3 months

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Librarian

Pets: 3 cats (Princess, Boots, and Buddy)

Hobbies/Interests:Reading, Harry Potter, Watching TV, Movies, friends, cooking, baking, research, history, etc.

Height:5'9 3/4

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 8, 2009

Starting Weight: 209

Present Weight: 185

Goal Weight:145 (more or less)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I get REALLY busy and I forget to eat right. I also have a tendency to emotionally over-eat, it is a trait that runs in my family. Getting help for the emotional eating and I have done really good about it. I also forget to write things down and plan accordingly.

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counting and intense workouts

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In June 2009, I was scared when I saw that I had hit 209. Never had any real health related issues related to my health but i knew that if I continued I would be a lot like my father. So one day, I just decided and I haven't looked back. It has been a very gradual and slow process but I have made healthy changes that have assisted me in maintaining my loss.


Anything else you would like to share with us: I am six pounds away from hitting my college weight. That is my mini goal for right now.

MandeLea 09-10-2011 10:23 AM

First name: Mande

Geographical location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Age: 27

Marital Status: Domestic Partner

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Supervisor, Call Center

Pets: 2 kitties (Squirtle and Monster)

Hobbies/Interests: Knitting, swimming, biking

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: There's been 3! LOL, September 10th, 2011

Starting Weight: 296.7 Lbs

Present Weight: 293

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My excuses for exercise and my struggle with quitting smoking

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and regular exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I lost 40lbs in the past, and thought it was now part of my regular routine, 9 months later, the weight is completely back. This time I won't let up, I've realized this will be a life-time of watching and caring.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm getting married in August of 2012, and I don't necessarily need to be at my goal weight, but I sure would love to be able to enjoy the day without being out of breath, looking and feeling uncomfortable, and not feeling like people are staring at me for all the wrong reasons. My soon-to-be wife deserves this as much as I do.

TeamBelder 09-10-2011 04:30 PM

First name: Brittny

Geographical location: Kansas

Age:24

Marital Status: Long term relationship

Children/Ages: Avery who is 2 and the coolest kid ever

Occupation: Secretary/RN student. Will have my RN in May!!

Pets: Baxter and Mac, ornery boston terriers

Hobbies/Interests: I love crafting and I really want to learn to sew but right now I don't have time for any of that

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 24 2011

Starting Weight:186.6

Present Weight:178

Goal Weight:140-145 I think it's normal to bounce around between a few pounds, especially around that time of the month

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Portion control and just overall over eating. I eat when I'm happy/sad/depressed/stressed and I am trying to stop that.

Following any specific plan: I started with Ideal Protein but due to the lack of knowledge of my coach and cost I just ordered from New Lifestyle

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
This is truly my first big weight loss attempt. I feel like I'm at a good point in my life. I went through an ugly divorce, followed by an emotionally abusive relationship, followed by being a poor single mom. Now I'm in a good relationship with a man I hope to marry and I want to walk across the stage at my RN pinning ceremony skinny!

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I came to this support group from the Ideal Protein forum hoping to find young women I can identify more with.

Exception 09-10-2011 07:46 PM

Mine
 
First name: Trinity

Geographical location: Michigan, USA

Age:18

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:None

Occupation:Student

Pets:Cat

Hobbies/Interests:International Travel, yoga, baking, Intellectual debate

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:11/30/2010

Starting Weight:320

Present Weight:288

Goal Weight:165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Learning to eat only when Im hungry. Ignoring others influence on what I eat

Following any specific plan:No

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have self confidence

Anything else you would like to share with us:Nothing, really. But if anyone has questions I would certainly answer them.

solarplant 09-13-2011 01:36 AM

20something profile
 
First name: Marilyn

Geographical location: SF Bay Area, CA

Age: 25

Marital Status: living with boyfriend

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: engineer

Pets: none yet

Hobbies/Interests: cooking, running (I did my first 5k three weeks ago!), travel

Height: 5' 3.5"

Eye/Hair Color: brown / brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 8/1/2011

Starting Weight: 197

Present Weight: 185

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: my own fear of success

Following any specific plan: calorie counting at 1200 / 1400 (trading off every two weeks) and working out for an hour 5x week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I can say that I hit an emotional rock bottom that really kicked me into gear. I do not love food as much as I love myself. That's what I tell myself. I have accepted my addiction to food and I am working with it this time, instead of against it.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I like many people have yo-yo-ed a lot in my life and I just want to do this and keep it off for good this time. I accept that making these life changes will have to be a forever thing.

spaceykatie 09-14-2011 11:03 PM

First name: Katie

Geographical location: East Coast!

Age: 20

Marital Status: Not married, but in a great long term relationship!

Children/Ages: none!

Occupation: Undergrad Student

Pets: I wish! I totes love dogs

Hobbies/Interests: Knitting, kids, video games, magazines, and some good celebrity gossip!

Height: 5 foot 8

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel eyes, Dirty Blonde hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This Monday! The 12th

Starting Weight: 190

Present Weight: 190

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: yo-yo dieting. Weight loss apathy.

Following any specific plan: 1200 calories a day and 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: A big goal, to look and feel my best for studying abroad in Florence!

Anything else you would like to share with us: This has to be the millionth time I've gained weight, just to lose it again. Losing 40 pounds in 4 months in going to be tough, but I know the real hardest part for me will be keeping it off.

red blue green 09-15-2011 09:50 PM

First name: Lauren

Geographical location: NC

Age: 24

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: state employee

Pets: a dog- Lucy

Hobbies/Interests: reading, watching TV

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: bluish green/dark blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 08/29/11

Starting Weight: 174

Present Weight: 168

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: resisting desserts! specifically, chocolate.

Following any specific plan: counting calories with app on phone, gym 3-4 days each week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am truly determined this time to look and feel healthy!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I think that's it.

Thinsole 09-18-2011 12:54 PM

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First name: Liz

Geographical location: Tecumseh, MI

Age: 29

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Maintenance

Pets: Kitty (B-Ba)

Hobbies/Interests: Gardening, reading, walking, hunting

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue, Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Feb 07, 2011

Starting Weight: 265.4

Present Weight: 222.8

Goal Weight: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Falling off plan

Following any specific plan: C25K, general nutrition and better choices.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Instead of getting disappointed and quitting I've stuck through some failures. Usually when I hit 230 or the 220s I feel like I've done a good job and lose my focus. This time I'm determined to hit Onderland and beyond.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

wtfudge 09-18-2011 01:24 PM

First name: Aleksandra

Geographical location: NYC

Age: 20

Marital Status: almost engaged ;) :carrot:

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Engineering student

Pets: an awesome dog-unit

Hobbies/Interests: Reading (Cosmopolitan and Pop Mechanics), hanging out with the boyfriend, studying/planning/thinking (about how to use my engineering degree to not do engineering),

Height:5' 8.5

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: July 2010

Starting Weight: 187

Present Weight: 155

Goal Weight:130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: studying makes me hungry. and I love pastries/cakes (weird, right??)

Following any specific plan: I'm vegetarian, which was when my accidental weight loss journey commenced. Mostly watching portion-size, eating only when hungry, eating good/raw foods when possible, trying to cut sweets, trying to fit into small jeans, etc. Used to do South Beach - I implement low-carb, low-GI concepts/foods into my diet when I can

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not going to be young forever!! I just turned 20, and I'm not overweight, but I still get called "fatty" - what the fudge?

Anything else you would like to share with us: My boyfriend says I'm beautiful, BUT I know he likes skinny girls. UH OH. Anything for him though =)

CallMeTraci 09-19-2011 02:58 AM

First name: Traci

Geographical location: Southern California

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Not until I'm in my late twenties/early thirties and married!

Occupation: Cold Stone manager/hostess at a restaurant/part-time LegalShielf rep

Pets: None that I personally care for

Hobbies/Interests: SINGING, music, adventure time, genuine and kind people, laughing, learning guitar, learning how to manage my life most efficiently (laugh), hiking, camping, leisure rides, traveling, musicals, theatrical productions, rom-coms, chick flicks, ... this list can go on and on.

Height: 5 feet and 3.75 inches

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 2011

Starting Weight: 171 lbs

Present Weight: 165.2 lbs

Goal Weight: 130 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Choosing more nutritious and better foods over the super junky - damn my sweet-and-junky tooth. And lack of willpower ^^.

Following any specific plan: I picked up a book at a local library called FMS (Fitness Made Simple) and have been following it as best I can for the past 5 weeks. For my efforts, I've lost nearly 6 lbs :).

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm actually following a plan. It's simple enough that I don't get bored or disheartened.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I want to be able to run in the 2012 Antarctica Marathon with my aunt. Once I get into the 150's, I'll get more serious about running. Also, with my recent weight loss results, I'm feeling pretty damn sexy and am far more appreciative of my body than I was six weeks prior. I'm enjoying every moment.

Raven132 09-19-2011 09:11 AM

First name: Amber

Geographical location: Missouri

Age: 24

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 5yo and 8 month old sons

Occupation: Mom

Pets: 1 dog

Hobbies/Interests: reading, writing, hula hooping

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 2011

Starting Weight: 211

Present Weight: 184

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Figuring out a way of eating that works and can be maintained for life.

Following any specific plan: Dirty Carnivore

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Determination, believing that it is possible, and not being hungry all the time

Anything else you would like to share with us: Looking forward to meeting you all!
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gjkins 09-20-2011 03:09 PM

Hello 20 somethings!!
 
First name: Gloria

Geographical location: Northern California

Age: 23

Marital Status: Newly Wed

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Child care

Pets: A dobie

Hobbies/Interests: Baking "eek!", Walking, Reading

Height: 5'1

Eye/Hair Color:

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Hoping NOW 9/20/2011

Starting Weight: 185

Present Weight: 185

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not having enough time to exercise.

Following any specific plan: Consuming no more than 1400 cal/day

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: I really want to loose this weight, being a newly wed and all I know that I will soon have to start planning a family of my own. I do not want to get pregnant and have all this unhealthy weight on me. I want to live a long healthy life for my family.

nevaeh1984 09-25-2011 02:33 PM

First name: Elma

Geographical location: Japan

Age: 27. I actually wrote 26 and then realized that wasn't true :(

Marital Status: Domestic Partner

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Language Instructor/Freelance Business consultant

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: Decorating, online shopping, travelling

Height: 157cm / 5ft2

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Keeps on changing

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 26 Sept 2011

Starting Weight: 81kg / 178lbs

Present Weight: 81kg / 178lbs

Goal Weight: 60kg / 132lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: being lazy and not liking exercise, loving Pasta/Bread, eating dinner late, cookies or chocolate as mid afternoon snacks. Damn, that's a lot of hurdles.

Following any specific plan: I've got the P90X which I intend to follow (EDIT: The P90X is too difficult for me, I've switched to 30 Day Shred), I also hope to join the gym in a couple of weeks and take up swimming/cardio/weight training

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
I've come to the conclusion that it is the only thing I've never been able to achieve, it's time to win this.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'll need your help :)

Huzzahforska 09-25-2011 04:55 PM

First name: Shannon

Geographical location: Denver, Co.

Age: 25

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Unemployed, Student

Pets: 2 Cats, Buzz and Lollipop

Hobbies/Interests: Sewing, going to see my friends bands, getting tattoos, seeing movies, making music in a band my fiance and I are starting, cut and paste art, band promotion, writing, playing with my cats :)

Height: 5'5" on a good day

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes/ Black hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Sept. 17, 2011

Starting Weight:238

Present Weight: 235

Goal Weight: 160-150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stress eating

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I actually believe I can do it this time.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm really excited to finally take charge of my life!

xcharliex 09-26-2011 08:46 AM

First name: Charlie

Geographical location: France

Age: 24

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: teacher

Pets: n/a

Hobbies/Interests: playing music, reading, hiking

Height: 5' 9"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9/27/11, officially

Starting Weight: 149

Highest Weight: 177

Present Weight: 149

Goal Weight: 128

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: laziness re: exercise

Following any specific plan: Couch to 5k

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Now that I'm in the 140s, getting to my goal with exercise actually seems attainable!

Anything else you would like to share with us:


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