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Dottington 09-30-2011 02:04 AM

First name: Dorothy

Geographical location:Southern CA

Age:23

Marital Status:boyfriend of 1 1/2 years

Children/Ages:N/A

Occupation:Piano Teacher, practicing for auditions

Pets:a fuzzy little monster named Molly :)

Hobbies/Interests:Music, Piano, Teaching, Reading, Politics, History, Nature, Art, History, Watching Documentaries

Height:5'5

Eye/Hair Color:Green Eyes, Blond Hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9/26/11

Starting Weight:190

Present Weight:190

Goal Weight:110

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Emotional eating :( If I've had a bad day I have a tendency to just throw it all away and give up.

Following any specific plan: Currently I'm mainly eating vegan, no pre packaged food stuffs, no fast food....just trying to be healthy I guess :)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: this time I'm trying to do it slow and healthy. I'm not in a rush and am not trying to starve myself. Also I'm not depressed, sure I'm not happy about the size I've become, but before I was so negative and disgusted with myself there was no way I good lose weight in a positive way:) I have a feeling attitude will really be what makes this time different.

Anything else you would like to share with us:just happy to have found this site. It seems really nice :)

RelativelySilent 10-03-2011 04:20 PM

First name: Megan

Geographical location: Pennsylvania, USA

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Web Designer

Pets: None at the moment

Hobbies/Interests: Drawing, reading, writing

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9-30-11

Starting Weight: 186.5

Present Weight: 184.9

Goal Weight: 125 by next summer

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not getting enough exercise. I have a very laid back, sedentary lifestyle that I'm trying to change.

Following any specific plan: I'm on the Special K diet (replace 2 meals with cereal), but mostly because it's cheap.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm actively trying to get out and get some exercise, as opposed to just eating different. Also, the fact that I've forced myself to care enough to join here, normally I'm completely without accountability and I've found I can rationalize absolutely anything.

Anything else you would like to share with us: My finances are a huge issue with me, which is the reason I'm not a member of a gym, or participating in any 'mail-order' diets (which my mother did and it worked great for her).

IronKitty 10-04-2011 12:10 AM

First name: Jillian

Geographical location: Los Angeles

Age: 24

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Designer

Pets: n/a

Hobbies/Interests: drawing, fashion, costumes, reading, movies

Height: 5'11"

Eye/Hair Color: green/ dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9/20/11

Starting Weight: 236

Present Weight: 228

Goal Weight: 185

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My biggest hurdle is believing I will actually achieve my goal. I have always been overweight, not severely so, but I have never been a smaller size so I no way to imagine what I would look like.

Following any specific plan: 6 Week Body Makeover

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have the support from a significant other that I have never had before as well as someone other than myself to be accountable to.

TheLindsy 10-04-2011 12:42 AM

First name: Lindsy

Geographical location: "33.598777" "-112.040368" (Sorry I'm sassy hahah) Phoenix Arizona

Age:20

Marital Status: Singleish

Children/Ages: Nada

Occupation: Retail at Sears, Need a mattress or vacuum?

Pets: Beta fish, named Mortimer. We always eat breakfast together.

Hobbies/Interests: Baking, working out, Singin in the shower.

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color:Blue, Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 1st 2011. ( I have been off and on with it, but that is when I got serious!)

Starting Weight:181

Present Weight:166! :)

Goal Weight:145ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Junk food, the easy choice.

Following any specific plan: Calorie Counters and Sweating

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I'm sticking with it this time!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love to chat with people. I prefer always posting so I can stay on top of things. Or just having someone to check in with! Weightloss Buddies! Oh, and I'm pretty competitive :devil:

Andynoo 10-04-2011 01:17 AM

First name: Anne

Geographical location: Perth, Australia

Age: 25

Marital Status: Boyfriend of 2 yrs

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Electrical and mechanical draftsperson/building designer

Pets: 1 male black labrador named Charlie

Hobbies/Interests:Scuba diving, goign to the beach, 4x4ing, movies, dvds cooking

Height:1.65

Eye/Hair Color: blue and originally blonde but dye it chocolate brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 31 August 2011

Starting Weight: 222

Present Weight:214.5

Goal Weight:143ish will probably go down a bit lower once im there but will see what i feel comfortable with

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Carbs

Following any specific plan: calorie controlled

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: head is in a better place and ive made it more public with friends and family

Anything else you would like to share with us:

Hillaryspeppy 10-05-2011 10:09 AM

First name: Hillary

Geographical location: NC

Age:21

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: NONE

Occupation: Student/ CNA

Pets: Horse(Ranger) Mini horse (Pearl) Mini mule (Cooper) Cocker spaniel dog (Bela)

Hobbies/Interests: horseback riding, reading, walking Bela

Height:5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9/13/2011

Starting Weight:280

Present Weight:272

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: consistency

Following any specific plan: calorie counting/ exercise

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a community of support!! In the past I have had no support

ohhdani 10-05-2011 03:12 PM

First name: danielle

Geographical location: southern california

Age:20

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Student/cashier

Pets: a golden retriever named Franklin

Hobbies/Interests: reading, playing with Franklin, going out with friends.

Height:5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: green, brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/5/2011

Starting Weight:295

Present Weight:295

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting past the "plateau" was my biggest struggle, I'd lose hope and just give up. So that will probably be my biggest hurdle.

Following any specific plan: the 17 day diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm doing it for myself, not to make anyone else happy. I am five pounds away from weighing 300lbs, and I don't want to ever see that number on the scale. I'm more determined than I've ever been.

alleybat 10-06-2011 02:12 AM

First name: Ali

Geographical location: Missouri

Age: 29

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 20 month old daughter

Occupation: SAHM

Pets: 1 cat

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Camping, being with friends

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: 9/24/11

Starting Weight: 196.5

Present Weight: 189

Goal Weight: 140ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Sweets

Following any specific plan: High Protein/Low Carb diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm finally dedicated

lushless 10-06-2011 09:30 AM

First name: Ree

Geographical location: New Jersey

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Unemployed, but looking!

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, cooking, graphic design.

Height: 5'6''

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oct 6, 2011

Starting Weight: 329

Present Weight: 329

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Not giving up on myself before completing the goal. I have trouble finishing the things I start and weightloss has been the main issue. I also believe I'm battling a food addiction as well so that would definitely count as a serious hurdle that I need to overcome.

Following any specific plan: Weightwatchers, or simple calorie counting.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The fact that I just feel calm, prepared and ready. I'm not frantic or obsessing or worried about dates and goalweights and mini goals and expectations and pressure. I just want to take things at my own pace. I know what to do, I've been dieting for many years. Now it's time to just stick with it and not give up.

Anything else you would like to share with us: This is the largest I've ever been in my life, and I've decided that I've come to the point where I need to make a change, once and for all!

Katyo 10-06-2011 08:41 PM

First name: Katy

Geographical location:Los Angeles, CA

Age:23

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:none

Occupation:Student

Pets:none

Hobbies/Interests:Photography, Scuba

Height:5'2''

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oct/2011

Starting Weight:210

Present Weight:205

Goal Weight:120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Binge eating, Not allowing myself to purchase meaningless foods at the store and then eat them all , low will power to change for good.

Following any specific plan:WonderSlim

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Going to the doctor and being told , my kidneys are not working right, and that i may be developing type 2 diabetes. Finally having the support of my family to change my health .

Anything else you would like to share with us: I use to weigh 115 , being at my heaviest now , i dont feel like im myself, its a trapped feeling, and coming from a family of very health and weight conscious people i feel very alone, its nice to find a community with support and information in it.

misspear2012 10-06-2011 09:40 PM

First name: Laine

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 21

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: student

Pets: 1 dog (Pumpkin)

Hobbies/Interests: Horse riding, painting, reading, music, running, general tomfoolery :)

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: green/honey brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:10/1/11

Starting Weight: 177

Present Weight: 177

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: portion control and eating out of boredom (and man do I get bored!)

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and staying the heck away from fast food

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It was always about what I looked like but now it's more about my health. That and I wanna look bangin' when I graduate :)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I've got my fantasy 'skinny wardrobe' all planned out.

Jamie1985 10-10-2011 12:20 AM

First name: Jamie

Geographical location: Pennsylvania

Age: 26

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student

Pets: none (although I want one)

Hobbies/Interests: reading, exercising

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Fall 2007

Starting Weight: 200

Present Weight:153

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: School stress

Following any specific plan: nope

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The closer you get to your goal, the harder it is to lose the weight.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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Rocky Horror 10-11-2011 10:19 PM

First name: Elizabeth

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 24

Marital Status: Legally single, committed in love

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Teaching student/Sales Associate

Pets: Three beagles!

Hobbies/Interests: Singing, belly dancing, acting, musical theatre, reading, my doggies

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Dark greenishblue/Dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 8, officially

Starting Weight: 200

Present Weight: 199

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Myself

Following any specific plan: Lower-carb (but not ketogenic)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past I lost sixty pounds severely restricting my eating and exercising obsessively and this has come back to bite me. This time I am eating properly!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nah

fearlessPaula 10-12-2011 07:26 PM

round 2!
 
First name: Paula

Geographical location: Washington D.C.

Age: 24

Marital Status: uNmarried

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: Bean Counter/ Happy accountant

Pets: n/a

Hobbies/Interests: softball, nerdy cell phone stuff, bowling, shopping, movies, guitar/violin

Height: 5'9''

Eye/Hair Color: BrownBrown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10-12-11

Starting Weight: 270

Present Weight: 270

Goal Weight: 220/170/160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Losing concentration, falling into ingrained eating habits that suck!

Following any specific plan: Minor southbeach, portion control

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel stuck...just got back from my best friends wedding and can't stand the thought of being "the fat girl" and not ME, a person with interest and love and humor

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love this community and even thought I've floundered I love that I can come back to the support and openness here after failing so many times... :carrot:

CheriLMT 10-12-2011 07:46 PM

I'm new here
 
First name:Cheri

Geographical location:Missouri

Age:26

Marital Status:Married

Children/Ages:none

Occupation:none

Pets:dog-takumi, 2 cats-ginger and grant

Hobbies/Interests: reading,couponing,shopping,garage saleing

Height:5'3

Eye/Hair Color:brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:10-12-11

Starting Weight:205

Present Weight:205

Goal Weight:150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: depression medicines

Following any specific plan: eating less and exercising more

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I really want it this time

Anything else you would like to share with us:I have bipolar disorder and right now pretty feel worthless...i need to do this

candice1022 10-12-2011 07:53 PM

First name: Candice

Geographical location: Windsor Ontario Canada

Age: 27

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: Aiden 4.5 months

Occupation: stay at home mom right now

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: reading, photography and dancing

Height: 4' 11.5"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel eyes and red hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 12th 2011

Starting Weight: 210lbs

Present Weight: 210lbs

Goal Weight: 110lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stress eating

Following any specific plan: exercise, water and green vegetables

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i have a support group (here) and i want it more because of my son.

Anything else you would like to share with us: i have hypothyroidism so eating certain things can be a challenge as well as stress as mentioned before. i have many things in my life that are stressful as do we all but my weight fluctuates 20lbs up and down when im stressed because of my thyroid and im a stress eater. :(
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candice1022 10-12-2011 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by MurpleHaze (Post 3766265)
First name: Kortney

Geographical location: NorthEast USA

Age: 25

Marital Status: engaged, wedding 4/28/2012

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: RN

Pets: 2 dogs, Hazel (2 1/2) Murphy (9 months)

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, working out (it's new hahaha), listening to music, movies, spending time with family

Height: 5'11

Eye/Hair Color: natural blonde, blue eyes, hair is currently auburn

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/14/2011

Starting Weight: 276

Present Weight: 268

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Keeping on track eating at work. We have a 'candystore' in the breakroom that I have to walk by to clock in, clock out, get my healthy food out of the fridge, get to my locker..you get the point...but it's really really really hard to not take a piece here and there...

Following any specific plan: Counting calories, and turbojam right now into turbofire when I'm done the rotation of turbojam.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Wedding! I don't want to look like the Michelin Man in a dress on my wedding day! Plus my arm fat is woah heinous right now...and it needs to go!


good luck to you on your journey! quick question for you where do i find the weight loss counter at the bottom of your post?

Emerald Eyes 10-12-2011 09:39 PM

First name: Holly

Geographical location: Tennessee

Age: 24 (25 on 10 November)

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: Juliet, 18 months

Occupation: stay at home mom. I work 2 jobs not including what entails being a stay at home mom/housewife. I do data entry and other things from home for an organization, and I work evening/night at a physical therapy office doing medical records and insurance posting.

Pets: bunny, Gershwin

Hobbies/Interests: singing, reading, writing, cooking

Height: 4' 11"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes (hence the username) and red hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6 October 2011

Starting Weight: 135lbs

Present Weight: 132lbs

Goal Weight: 115lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: finding motivation to work out. Saying "no" to certain foods

Following any specific plan: just making better choices about food. Being aware of calories. Adding exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to set a better example for my daughter. I thought about giving her the food I eat as her nourishment, and it horrified me.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I don't want my daughter to pick up my bad habits, so I want to change them. I don't want her to be a couch potato (she already loves TV *sigh*). I don't want her to constantly put herself down the way I do. Also, it hurts my husband when I put myself down...he always says, "Nobody is going to say bad things about my wife-- not even her." I want to do this not only for them, but for myself because I DESERVE to feel comfortable in my own skin.

Ruze 10-13-2011 10:52 PM

Hi everyone! Just introducing myself. :)

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 19

Marital Status: Taken

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student

Pets: One kitty

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, playing music

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde hair, blue eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This summer (2011)

Starting Weight: 202 lbs

Present Weight: 181 lbs

Goal Weight: 140 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Laziness :(

Following any specific plan: Eating veggies and exercising!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my first weight loss effort!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I can't think of anything right now, but once I hit "Submit Reply" I'll probably think of 100 things. :dizzy:

katybelle 10-15-2011 05:30 PM

Hello! I'm not sure if I posted on here in the past, but I'm reintroducing myself!

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 19

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Over-committed student

Pets: I have a dog back home

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, sailing, hanging with friends

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown hair, blueish eyes?

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: It's been an ongoing struggle, but I got serious about it summer of 2010

Starting Weight: 198+ lbs

Present Weight: 166 lbs

Goal Weight: 150 lbs for right now

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: confidence

Following any specific plan: avoiding the desserts in the servery and exercising!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know now how great it feels to lose weight and feel more confident, and it's such a motivation!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I frequented 3FC a lot at the beginning of last year, but transferring schools/my grandfather's ill health and death/life in general got in the way, and although I was eating healthy for the most part, I stopped exercising as much as I was and I ended up gaining a few pounds. But no matter... I'm ready to get back on track and meet my goals!

geekgirl176 10-15-2011 11:40 PM

Hey all, I just joined to feel a little less lonely in my weight loss :)

Geographical location: Rochester, NY

Age: 22

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Graduate student

Pets: None, though we have some mice who like to visit the pantry...

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, singing, sewing, hiking

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today, officially!

Starting Weight: 146 lbs

Present Weight: 146 lbs

Goal Weight: 125 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: making the time to get out there and exercise! I don't think my eating habits are really terrible, but I never, ever exercise anymore...

Following any specific plan: Trying to eat only fruits, veggies, lean meats, and whole grains, (no pizza, hot dogs, etc.) but I'll allow myself two "guilty meals" per week. I also want to work out 4 days/week for 45 min.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have support from you, hopefully!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I got married two months ago, and the stress of planning, moving, and finishing my undergrad just led to me gaining 10 lbs in just a few months. I had been hoping to lose 10 lbs before the wedding, and instead I wound up with a dress that didn't quite fit right! Yikes!

trunkjunk72 10-19-2011 01:33 PM

Just me
 
First name:Brandi

Geographical location: Texas

Age:24

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Student/Substitute teacher

Pets: 4 month old Golden Retriever named Bristal

Hobbies/Interests: tanning, fishing, going to concerts, music, cooking, reading, movies.

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: blue/ blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/19/2011

Starting Weight: 208

Present Weight: 208

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Pushing myself to overcome depression and wanting to give up.

Following any specific plan: eating healthier and smaller portions, lots of cardio and walking my dog. I am looking into Zumba also.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to be a healthy woman when I get married and have children.

Anything else you would like to share with us:Part of my goal is to be able to wear shorts and dresses and feel comfortable and pretty.

difuzzion57 10-19-2011 05:11 PM

First name: Allie

Geographical location: Wisconsin, US

Age: 20

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student/Lab Assistant/Barista

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: SOMEwhat by choice, studying is what I spend most of my time doing! I have a large interest in coffees and teas and trying new kinds. I love music and play the guitar, drums and piano and also love to sing.

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Light brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 2010

Starting Weight: 192+

Present Weight: 167

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Finding the time to work out!

Following any specific plan: Eating smaller portions and snacking less, as well as weight training and cardio at least 5 days a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have been refusing to see my long-distance boyfriend because of how embarrassed I am by my current body. He is visiting over new years and I would love to feel comfortable around him again!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am really excited to feel beautiful - but I'm also excited to see you all look and feel beautiful too!! :)

lajoiece 10-21-2011 01:13 PM

Profile
 
First name: Caitlyn

Geographical location: Northeast U.S.

Age: 23

Marital Status: Have a boyfriend

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Environmental Educator for AmeriCorps

Pets: 2 beautiful kitties, boy and girl, dexter and gypsy

Hobbies/Interests: photography, reading, hiking, kayaking

Height: 5'4.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, blonde hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 21, 2011

Starting Weight: If I haven't lost any weight since I went to the doctor a month and a half ago, then 175. If I have, which I should have doing P90X and dieting, I would guess 167

Present Weight: Need to buy a scale to do this right

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Doing it in a healthy way. Not getting down on myself. Not making excuses. Putting the time in to exercise (I'd rather sleep when I am not working 50 hours a week or taking 5 courses at college)

Following any specific plan: right now it is special K diet while taking thyro-slim supplements. I think I will stick to the special K diet for a month, and then do a cleanse and energy boost diet, and then i am not sure.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am 100% committed. I am facing a reality I can't live with. I need to make a change. Also, future job opportunities I have rely on me being fit.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I need support to quit drinking too... I know if I stop drinking every day weight will come off!

wearestardust 10-23-2011 12:09 PM

First name: Ashley

Geographical location: New York City, NY/Baltimore, MD

Age: 21

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: student

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: writing, politics, history, talking, "natural hair", makeup, feminism, eating...

Height: 5'3.25''

Eye/Hair Color: dark brown/almost black eyes and same for hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: this has been a continuous issue in my life, but for the sake of simplicity - I started this summer, summer 2011

Starting Weight: 245 lb.

Present Weight: 226 lb.

Goal Weight: 160 first, then we will see where I should go from there

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: lack of will power, which affects exercise habits.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm ready now.

Anything else you would like to share with us: nah, this is it for now :)

4theloveof 10-24-2011 01:42 AM

First name: Jill

Geographical location: Northeastern US

Age: 20

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: student

Pets: one dog back at home, I miss her so much!

Hobbies/Interests: reading, singing, music, theater

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/grayish / brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/24/2011!

Starting Weight: ~203 (from when I weighed myself at home about 2 weeks ago, can't find my roommates scale in our apartment!)

Present Weight: 203

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love food, like, so much. It's a central thing with a lot of my friends too (I grew up in the suburbs where there wasn't much to do, so we always just went out to eat). It's going to be tough resisting temptation. Also, now that winter is fast approaching, it's gonna be tough to motivate myself to leave my apartment and get to the gym!

Following any specific plan: just calorie counting and working out

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'M SICK OF BEING FAT! That's the most major one, but I'm also motivated by a certain boy I'd like to impress back home, and by my mom who was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer-- she's struggled with weight her whole life too, and I know it would make her really happy to see me finally achieve this goal.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm so glad to be here! This environment is so supportive, and I think it's gonna be a big help in making me not give up this time!

hyoon87 10-24-2011 07:31 AM

Awkward Asian Girl
 
First name: Hye Jeong

Geographical location: Stanford, California

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Student

Pets: Cat

Hobbies/Interests: Fashion and clothes (when I'm not broke), electronica, underground rap, indie rock, dancing, singing, Korean food, Tabasco, Sriracha, languages, movies, TV shows (Dexter, Walking Dead, etc.), horror movies, reading fashion blogs religiously (Bleach Black, Stop It Right Now, etc.)

Height: 5' 5"

Eye/Hair Color: Black/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oct. 24, 2011

Starting Weight: 150

Present Weight: 150

Goal Weight: 105

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Laziness, hopelessness, tasty temptations

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting, daily exercise, etc.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Posting in a forum, becoming engaged in a community

Anything else you would like to share with us:

pockets 10-25-2011 07:17 PM

First name: Michelle

Geographical location: Wichita, KS, USA

Age: 29, 30 in May :o

Marital Status: Married :D

Children/Ages: 3, Girl 6, Girl 5, Boy 3

Occupation: SAHM

Pets: nope

Hobbies/Interests: reading and The Sims 3, yeah they get me into trouble

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: blue, bottle blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12 September 2011 is when I started watching my diet, but I had been working out for a couple of weeks before then.

Starting Weight: 206

Present Weight: 192

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: My husband is military, so when he's gone I'm kind of a single mom. That doesn't make it easy to stay on my eating plan or keep up with gym time. I also have PCOS.

Following any specific plan: Low cal and lots of exercise!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel more committed than last time. Our finances are also better. It's really hard to go to them gym when you can't afford the gas to get there. :( And Ramen 3x a day isn't really healthy eating.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am going to start training for a marathon soon. The Wichita Marathon is run in October. However if I get pregnant I will stop official training, but I won't stop my exercise and healthy eating. I gained 60lbs with my last pregnancy and only lost 10lbs in the months after his birth. That won't happen again!!

sugassweet 10-27-2011 11:24 PM

First name: Tiffany

Geographical location: New York City

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Currently Unemployed

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Writing, Interneting (not a word lol)

Height: 6'0"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/27/11

Starting Weight: 285

Present Weight: 285

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: For me the biggest hurdle will be sticking with my plans. I reach a certain point when I diet, usually a few months in, where regardless of how well I'm doing, I get bored and give up.

Following any specific plan: Not really. I'm trying the 3 day diet for the next couple weeks because I'm going to a wedding on Nov. 11th, but after that I probably just going to go the normal diet and exercise route.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well the major difference is this website. I haven't been a part of anything like this before and I think it will be a great help to have this support system. I'm also setting mini-goals and rewards (an idea I got from browsing around here) so that this uphill battle isn't so steep. All in all I'm really excited about this, which isn't something I could say about my previous diets.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

ForeverLove 10-27-2011 11:55 PM

First name: Randi

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 24

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Chemical Engineer

Pets: 2 cats, Sheldon and Leonard

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, movies, concerts, bass guitar

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes, blonde hair currently

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 10/11/11

Starting Weight: 260

Present Weight: 254

Goal Weight: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Overeating, eating out, getting lazy and not working out, getting bored/frustrated and giving u

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and currently the 30ds

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am actually making an effort to stick with it this time by logging calories and exercising and trying to become a part of this support system.

Anything else you would like to share with us: not right now

RazzleNDazzle 10-28-2011 01:29 PM

First name: Sharon

Geographical location: West Virginia

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Mother to one wonderful toddler

Occupation: Stay at home mom

Pets: tons

Hobbies/Interests: hiking, walking, shopping, friends, scrape booking, crafts, designing etc

Height: 5 ' 6

Eye/Hair Color: Blue...brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oct 15th

Starting Weight: 196

Present Weight: 191

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Stress, and thinking you have to stop eating to lose weight

Following any specific plan: calories in verse calories out (calorie counting)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: First time eating healthy, did all crash diets before.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I hope to achieve a permanent life style change.

collarbones 10-28-2011 06:45 PM

First name: Diana

Geographical location: Los Angeles

Age: 21

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: student

Pets: cat <3

Hobbies/Interests: art, music, crafts

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: green/red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: about a week ago

Starting Weight: 149

Present Weight: 148

Goal Weight: i just want to get to 125 and go a little bit lower from there

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: as a student, i'm surrounded by junk food and alcohol :/ also, when you're sitting at your desk and studying/writing a paper, stress & boredom eating just ends up happening all the time.

Following any specific plan: counting calories (1100 a day). i also just ordered a couple of work out dvds, so i'll try to work out 2-4 times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: i always wanted to see an immediate change, like 20 pounds in a month or something. so that obviously is unhealthy & i would become discouraged & binge eat and stop weighing myself. this time, i am taking it slow. i am motivated because i know that i will be much, much happier. because i know i am capable and willing. just like the rest of you.

Anything else you would like to share with us: i would love any friends/support. all of my friends have quick metabolisms & eat all they want, so i'm discouraged when i hang out with them.

LovelyLeah 10-28-2011 09:17 PM

First name: Leah

Geographical location: Minnesota

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: Nada

Occupation: Broke college student

Pets: Dog: Pepper & Cat: Toby

Hobbies/Interests: Drawing, painting, making fabric flower hair clips.

Height: 5' 6"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Oct 24th

Starting Weight: 184

Present Weight: 181

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Over-restricting. I have a history of restricting calories down to very extreme and unhealthy numbers.

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting. This time I plan to stick to a healthy caloric goal and make sure the calories I eat are nutritious.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm trying to stick to slow and steady instead of the fast weight loss that rebounds with fast weight gain.

Sonas 11-02-2011 07:46 AM

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First name: Let's stick with Sonas ;)

Geographical location: Ireland

Age: 29

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Animal Welfare Worker

Pets: 2 dogs, working on getting the 3rd

Hobbies/Interests: Dogs, dogs and more dogs!!!

Height: 5' 1.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, blonde hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1st Nov 2011

Starting Weight: 129 (highest weight 147 lbs)

Present Weight: 129

Goal Weight: 110

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Chocolate, overeating, eating when hungry, eating just because I WANT CHOCOLATE!!!

Following any specific plan: Planning to up exercise more and make better food choices. Deprivation always leads me to failure.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I will be 30 in less than 3 months. I want to look and feel good in my 30's, since I spent my teens and 20's feeling crap about myself.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Used to smoke 20 cigs a day. Stayed off them for 2 1/2 years but started smoking again a few months ago. Want to stop again. On day 2 ...

Runnerj33 11-09-2011 02:55 PM

First name: Jennifer

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 28

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Paralegal

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Running, reading spending time with family

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown eyes, Brown Hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 01/30/2010

Starting Weight: 193

Present Weight: 175

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Fast Food, overeating, not
seeing results and giving up.

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and a workout plan

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the
past: I am getting married Next September. *Friends around me have lost
weight and say how easy it is and tell me I'm just not ready...I am more
than ready!! *I want to prove all of them wrong and to show that I can
do it without the help of weightloss products as they have used and try
to push on me.

Anything else you would like to share with us: No

Aishah 11-09-2011 03:13 PM

First name: Aishah

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Full Time Student. Majoring in Elementary Education. I graduate in a year. I also work part-time.

Pets: 4 dogs.

Hobbies/Interests: I love being outdoors, walking, swimming. Reading, painting, writing, volunteer work.

Height: 5'10 1/2

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Late 2009, but true healthy start was this year April 5, 2011. (73 pounds lost since then).

Starting Weight: 335

Present Weight: 206.5

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Insecurity

Following any specific plan: Quick Weight Loss Center

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I was on diets as a young child, because I have been overweight since I was very young. In 2009, I started college and naturally started losing weight without trying too hard. I started swimming and lost 35 pounds. This year in April, something clicked inside of me and I just jumped into getting healthy. I was 280 in April when I signed up for the gym for the very first time. And then I lost a little weight, but wasn't eating like I knew I should be. So on July 27, at 257 I joined Quick Weight Loss Program. As of today, I'm 206.5.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm very excited about being so close to onederland. Last time I was under 200 pounds was when I was 12 years old. I remember having to get a physical to start a new school and finish sixth grade. I weighed 189 pounds at 12.

Daki 11-11-2011 07:03 AM

First name: Meghan (Though I prefer to go by Daki or Meghz online)

Geographical location: Pennsylvania

Age: Almost 27

Marital Status: Boyfriend, hopefully fiance in a few months? Hehe.

Children/Ages: No kids

Occupation: Data entry/office clerk

Pets: Oh boy, haha. There are two cats, Misha (2.5) and Ellie (4? Rescue didn't know her age). One corn snake, Sage (8). One crested gecko, Brody (1). Two guinea pigs, Raymond Q. Smuckles (Ray; 3) and Roast Beef (Beef; 3)

Hobbies/Interests:

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: Eyes are green, I dye my hair red.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: There is no real start date. I've kind of been making a half-assed effort the entirety of of 2011.

Starting Weight: Start weight for this particular attempt was 207.

Present Weight: 197.8

Goal Weight: I could die happy at 120 but realistically anything up to 140 is acceptable.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating, whether it's happy feelings and celebration or having a bad day.

Following any specific plan: Slow Carb

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well, this is the most weight loss effort I've ever put into one year. Something about consistently trying to lose weight even after I fail makes it feel like I'm close to having weight loss click in my head, even if I fail this time. It just feels like it's close to "holy crap, it's really working this time"

Anything else you would like to share with us: My boyfriend use to weigh 410 pounds until he got the lap band and now I think he's 250 (He's a 6'4). He wants to lose 50 more pounds (I think he's nuts and will be emaciated at 200 but we'll see). After he loses the last of his weight he wants to start plastic surgeon shopping. So we're doing this particular diet together =)

HeathBar 11-12-2011 01:10 PM

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First name: Heather

Geographical location: Wisconsin

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Retail

Pets: Two animals, one cat, one dog. Sammie and Sadie, both are seven

Hobbies/Interests: Movies. Music. Dancing. Singing. Acting. Reading. Doing sports such as tennis and baseball.

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes and brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Current Journey is 11/3/11

Starting Weight: 250

Present Weight: 244

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Not letting the slowness get to me.

Following any specific plan: Portion Control

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a support system in that my mom is trying to lose weight and I have a friend going to the gym with me.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
I work full time and am I a full time student. I have a very busy schedule.

IlaGirl64 11-15-2011 02:25 PM

First name: Crystal

Geographical location: Seattle, WA

Age: 20

Marital Status: Married (1 month :D)

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Office Assistant

Pets: Black Kitty named Zazmorph

Hobbies/Interests: crafts, cooking, music, video games, internet, anime, walking, books

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: green eyes/caramel brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 8th, 2011

Starting Weight:190

Present Weight:185

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Limiting my dinning out, consumption of junk foods and exercising on a regular basis.

Following any specific plan: portion control

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am married now, and my husband is supporting my weight loss as we is trying to lose weight himself.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love making things, and I can be very crafty whether with food or needle and thread.

canuckgirl7 11-15-2011 02:54 PM

First name: Jennifer

Geographical location: Toronto

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Currently Unemployed

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Reading

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Novembber 1, 2011

Starting Weight: 187

Present Weight:181

Goal Weight: 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating

Following any specific plan: currently reading the Beck Diet Solution

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Using a journal to track both diet and exercise

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


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