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junebug41 03-16-2011 10:26 AM

20-Somethings Profiles
 
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MurpleHaze 03-20-2011 04:08 AM

Here's ME!!!!
 
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!

feelingthin 03-20-2011 07:53 PM

First name: Sonam

Geographical location: Southern California

Age: 22

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Bank job

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Movies, Music, Vacations.

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: Dark Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Approximately 02/16/2011

Starting Weight: 194

Present Weight: 180

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Keeping track of food & making sure I go to gym 5-6 times a week.

Following any specific plan: Started off as Atkins, started Calorie Counting now

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Actually going to gym, rather than just changing food.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I can't wait to look skinny :dance:

schazzie14 03-22-2011 05:40 PM

First name: Courtney

Geographical location: Idaho but soon to be Ohio

Age: 26

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Jake, 4

Occupation: Stay at home mom and writer. Will be subbing when we move back.

Pets: 2 dogs. Sadie & Phil

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, reading, movies, theater, music

Height: 5'3''

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Blonde but I dye my hair often

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: First week of March 2011 if when I got serious about it

Starting Weight: 239

Present Weight: 237

Goal Weight: 150 would be nice but would be happy with 160-150 range

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Motivation. Not being in shape at all. Could barely make it 5 minutes on bike when starting the first week. Now I'm at 10 minutes. Overeating.

Following any specific plan: Portion control, calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My heart is in and I'm ready for change

Anything else you would like to share with us: Nope

soccerchick27 03-22-2011 10:05 PM

First name: Chelsi

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 20

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student (getting RN degree)

Pets: Dog named Donovan and Cat named Chester

Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, theme parks, writing, music, movies.

Height:5'3

Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes, brown hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 2010

Starting Weight: 235

Present Weight: 195

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Probably the mentality. Its difficult to work really hard to lose weight and have it come off very slowly. Trying to stay positive about it is hard.

Following any specific plan: Working out 5 days a week and eating right.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know what its like to be thin. I had been overweight most of my life then i lost a lot of it in high school and became a normal weight. I then gained it all back plus more in college because of bad eating habits and depression. Its a blessing and a curse.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I think i covered most of it all...

Pinkberrry 03-23-2011 04:17 PM

First name: Nicole
Geographical location: Southern California
Age: 24
Marital Status: Almost engaged bwahaha
Children/Ages: Nope
Occupation: Veterinary Technician
Pets: 6 dogs, 1 horse, chickens
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, Cycling, Painting
Height: 5'5
Eye/Hair Color: Blue/ Blonde
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Restarted on January 1st 2011!
Starting Weight: 156
Present Weight: 147
Goal Weight: 140
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Poor eating habits!!
Following any specific plan: No, just low cal/ high energy
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: hoping to live a healthier lifestyle for life!
Anything else you would like to share with us: I can't wait to feel completely comfortable in my own skin

missunshine 03-23-2011 04:49 PM

First name:Melinda

Geographical location:Europe - Slovenia

Age:21

Marital Status:single

Children/Ages:none (only a bunch of nephews)

Occupation:student

Pets:none

Hobbies/Interests:reading, drawing, thinking :)

Height:5'9

Eye/Hair Color:brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:can't remember

Starting Weight:86 kg

Present Weight:86kg

Goal Weight:68-72

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:binging, stress, negative thinking, excersize ability, dealing with my family and others who don't understand why i want to lose weight and try to sabotage me

Following any specific plan:calorie tracking, low fat and low cal food

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:different environment, less motivation than before

Anything else you would like to share with us:thank you for letting vent here of everything that is on my mind. this the most amazing comunity in the world

linalin 03-25-2011 01:29 PM

First name: Jamie

Geographical location: Virginia

Age: 26 (27 in a few weeks)

Marital Status: Have a wonderful boyfriend!

Children/Ages: Chase/21 months; Madison/7; Aaron/6 (Madison and Aaron are my boyfriend's children)

Occupation: Stay at home mom

Pets: One cat, Dexter

Hobbies/Interests: Sewing, crafts, redecorating, reading, catching up on fav TV shows, hanging out

Height: 5'6.5 (yes, that .5 really counts! haha)

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/21/2011

Starting Weight: 211

Present Weight: 204 (as of 3/19/11)

Goal Weight: I'm not positive yet!

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting off my butt and exercising!

Following any specific plan: Doing Weight Watchers; also using a personal trainer

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I asked for help this time! I am staying with my WW plan and pushing myself hard to work with my trainer... and pushing myself even harder on the days I'm NOT with him!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm just really excited to be here! I constantly look at Goal/Mini Goal pictures and I am just so motivated by everyone! 3FC is really playing a huge part in my journey this time!!

MrsCLS 03-27-2011 01:15 AM

First name: Courtney

Geographical location: North-East USA/ Maryland

Age: 24

Marital Status: Married.

Children/Ages: Not yet.

Occupation: Early Education Teacher.

Pets: Dog (Charlie)

Hobbies/Interests: Scrapbooking, Facebook, Graphic Design, Shopping, Decorating, Makeup, Music and Spending time with the ones I love!

Height: 5'0''

Eye/Hair Color: Green Eyes/ Blond & Brown Hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 20 2011

Starting Weight: 165

Present Weight: 160

Goal Weight: 120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating after 8pm. It was so hard at first because I am used to eating a late dinner anyway, but now I make sure dinner is never later than 8pm and I ALWAYS do my workout by 10pm and I do not eat ANYTHING after dinner, just drink water.

Following any specific plan: I do a mix of Running/Jogging/Walking every night around 9-10 ish. I use a Pedometer app on my iPod and it counts my steps and calories burned for me. So far I am doing 3500 steps a night, but tonight I got to 4500 steps =)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am sticking to my plan of working out and not eating after 8pm. My motivation is the best its ever been!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am so glad to be in this group and you lades are very inspiring! :)

romainelettuce 03-28-2011 06:28 PM

Hi ladies!

First name: Susan

Geographical location:Baltimore, MD

Age:27

Marital Status:single

Children/Ages:none yet

Occupation:student/retail

Pets:1 awesome cat

Hobbies/Interests:hobbies? what are those, I'm too busy. Interests-cooking, painting, reading, movies

Height:5'8

Eye/Hair Color:brown/black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:FOREVER. officially back in august

Starting Weight:268ish

Present Weight:195

Goal Weight:160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:not stress eating

Following any specific plan:i'm vegan and i count points/calories

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:it's worked this time!

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

shades123 03-28-2011 07:25 PM

First name: Sandy

Geographical location: Brooklyn, NY

Age: 21

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: 0

Occupation: Student

Pets:

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, surfing the web, trying out new recipes, Dance Dance Revolution, needlepoint, crafts

Height: 5'4''

Eye/Hair Color: Boring brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 2010

Starting Weight: 200

Present Weight: 169

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love food! It is so hard to control myself! Also, I hate exercising and as a full time graduate student, I don't have much time to devote to exercising anyway.

Following any specific plan: South Beach Diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: When I finally hit the 200 pound mark, it was a wake up call for me that I have to take charge of my life instead of allowing the pounds to creep up every year.

mikonei 03-28-2011 09:08 PM

First name: Kelly

Geographical location: Connecticut

Age: 24

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: n/a

Occupation: currently unemployed

Pets: Tank (bearded dragon), Fiona (ferret), Madrox (ferret), BD ( full name Belladonna, ferret)

Hobbies/Interests: My interests are constantly shifting, but I always love reading, puzzles, crafts/arts, animals, and video games.

Height: 5'10"

Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes and brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 28, 2011

Starting Weight: About 300... I'll know a more exact number when I pick up batteries for my Wii Balance Board

Present Weight: 300

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I live with two good male friends and I've gotten into the habit of eating like they do and exercising as little as they do, which works just fine to maintain their weight, but is horrible for me.

Following any specific plan: For now I'm cutting down on the portions I eat and walking. In the past year I've been having back trouble, so I need low impact to start off. I can't wait for the day that I can do P90X. I tried it for a while when I was staying with a friend and it was so much fun!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: In the past I wasn't doing this for myself, it was to affect how others saw me. Now I'm scared of how bad I've let it become, the effect that it is having on my health, and how much it is holding me back from doing things that I love.

leleriri 03-28-2011 10:24 PM

First name: les

Geographical location: michigan

Age: 20

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages:none ( thankfully)

Occupation: undergrad student

Pets: a Maltese who im pretty sure was a rottweiler in his past life

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, music, running, trying new things

Height: 5'9

Eye/Hair Color: brown/black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: months ago

Starting Weight: 176

Present Weight: 171

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: consistency

Following any specific plan: counting calories, avoiding processed foods, excercising daily

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Joining this forum, recharged motivation

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

rbphoenix 03-29-2011 01:11 AM

Hi guys!

First name: Jae

Geographical location: Canada

Age: 21

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: nope

Occupation: student

Pets: temporarily 1 cat via my roommate

Hobbies/Interests: movies, good TV (HBO/Showtime/AMC and all the stupid reality tv), design and architecture, fashion and make up, music, alcohol

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Dec 2009

Starting Weight: 238lbs at my heaviest

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: to stop self-sabotaging my success and giving up because I get scared all the changes. Now I'm embracing the person I'm going to become through this journey.


Following any specific plan: Just calorie counting for the moment. I'm also trying to squeeze in walking whenever I can. I might try Weight Watchers later on.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm so over being fat. I've been this way my whole life and I finally woke up and saw what the big picture is. Also, I became a vegetarian the same time I started my weightloss and that's helped change my relation ship with food in a big way! I'm not dependent on food anymore and can say honestly that old lifestyle "isn't me".

Anything else you would like to share with us: done for now:)

MrsCLS 03-29-2011 07:55 PM

Hey romainelettuce (Susan) I am also in the Baltimore MD area!! :)

missheidi87 03-29-2011 10:51 PM

First name: Heidi

Geographical location: Atlanta, Ga

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: No children

Occupation: Paralegal

Pets: Pitbull named Karma

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, journaling, BookMooch, and Cafe World on FB

Height: 5-8

Eye/Hair Color: Grey eyes, dark blonde hair that's highlighted at the moment...

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 2011

Starting Weight: 285

Present Weight: 258

Goal Weight: 165

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: That I abhor diet food!

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well, this time I actually want to do it! That, and there are cuter suits in smaller sizes ;)

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

dotnsk 03-30-2011 12:54 AM

First name: Nicolette

Geographical location: Phoenix, AZ

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single.

Children/Ages: None yet.

Occupation: Full-time law student.

Pets: 1 cat, Samantha. She's often more dog than cat, but that's one of the many things I love about her.

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, reading (I do a LOT of it), technology, sports (love my Phoenix Suns!).

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/green & brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Lose It! tells me 9/4/2010, but I think that might be a little off. We'll say 1/1/11 for now, as that's when I really started to shed old habits and replace them with new ones.

Starting Weight: 145

Present Weight: 130!

Goal Weight: 120. I'm going to see how happy I am at 125 before deciding to continue on, but getting to 130 (which was my personal holy grail for SO long) made me realize just how much more fat I still have to lose. 5 pounds might be enough, so we'll see what 10 can do.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Commitment. I've always been sort of chubby, but I've struggled to reach within myself and find the drive I needed to stick with something for more than a couple of pounds. Plus, it was always a lot easier to ignore the numbers on the scale than to do something about the way those numbers made me feel.

Following any specific plan: A combination of balanced eating plus regular exercise is about as specific as it gets. I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian at present (& have been for over 6 years), and my recent focus has been on a better carb/protein balance. I haven't completely cut carbohydrates out, but I'm doing my best to replace them with leafy greens and proteins.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I've got a really wonderful support system (my mom!), I'm finally doing this for the right reasons, and I have realistic goals and expectations given what I am able to put into it. I used to want to lose a huge chunk of weight all at once, and I would get disappointed and discouraged when I couldn't. Previously, I was looking for more of a quick-fix than a long-term solution. Upon ringing in 2011, I pledged to myself that this would be the year that I focused on my mental and physical health. Law school had certainly taken its toll the previous semester (though I avoided the dreaded law school 20!), so that was a huge motivating factor as well. The previous few months have been about taking small steps toward a healthier life, and it's worked out thus far!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I don't really have a specific timeline for my weight loss, other than "by the end of the year if possible." Because this is a series of lifestyle changes geared towards overall health (with losing weight as a primary goal), I thought I would be more successful if I allowed myself to progress at my own pace with no deadlines staring me in the face.

Also, I've been lurking 3FC for a little while, and I finally decided to join because I love what a supportive community you guys have!

SippyMarie 03-30-2011 01:10 PM

First name: Jacqueline

Geographical location: Alabama

Age: 24

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Student

Pets: None right now -going to get a puppy in September :)

Hobbies/Interests: Reading (for fun not school), movies, music, shopping

Height: 5'10

Eye/Hair Color: Gray eyes/ light brown hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/20/2011

Starting Weight: 340

Present Weight: haven't weighed yet so going to say 340

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I love food-especially cheesy things

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I lost 80 pounds in 2009 then ate my way back up with my fiance's help. So I know I can do this and I will not be a fat bride!

shimmmer178 03-30-2011 08:35 PM

First name:Christy

Geographical location:Massachusetts

Age:25

Marital Status:Relationship

Children/Ages: 1 Daughter, Age 2.5

Occupation:Reverse Logistics Analyst

Pets:1 Dog, 3 cats

Hobbies/Interests:Volleyball, Dancing, Reading

Height:5'6"

Eye/Hair Color:Blue/Brunette

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:3/01/2011

Starting Weight:200

Present Weight:198

Goal Weight:135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Finding the time to exercise when all I want to do after working all day is spend time with my daughter before bed.

Following any specific plan: Not really.... Slimfast for breakfast, healthy lunch and dinner and recording all foods using the Loseit! app.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to do it this time not only for me, but for my daughter as well. I realize i'll have more energy the healthier I become.

milliej 03-31-2011 12:36 PM

First name: Millie

Geographical location: Ohio

Age: 26

Marital Status: Single, in long term relationship.

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Admin

Pets: 2 dogs

Hobbies/Interests: School, Dogs, Working out, relaxing with boyfriend

Height: 6 feet

Eye/Hair Color: Blue and Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: October 2010

Starting Weight: was not ready for scale until March 2011 @ 325

Present Weight: 321

Goal Weight: 180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: over eating starches

Following any specific plan: Curves, treadmill, Yoga, and eating healthy

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Never tried weight loss in the past.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am really exciteind about this site and hope to really be motavated by you ladies!!

trancedreamer 03-31-2011 07:47 PM

Sup sup buttercups?
 
Sup guys?

First name: Lea

Geographical location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Age: 25 on Monday.

Marital Status: Single.

Children/Ages: -n/a-

Occupation: Fitness Industry & Office Admin Student.

Hobbies/Interests: Trance music.

Pets: My sister has a noisy dog who doesn't let me sleep. :mad: :devil:

Height: 5'10.75

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 1, 2007.

Starting Weight: 350'ish.

Present Weight: 177.5'ish.

Goal Weight: 160.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Gluttony & getting over not caring about mysel due to low self-worth from mom issues.

Following any specific plan: Nope.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: More focus/prioritizing.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Dedication, determination, & drive will get you what you want & where you want to be. Set backs are inevitable. Mistakes are only natural. But consistency is key.

JustJennifer 04-01-2011 07:05 PM

First name: Jennifer

Geographical location: Midwest

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Bachelors will FINALLY be completed in August : )

Pets: 1 cat Lola. 1 dog Chuckles.

Hobbies/Interests: Travel, Reading, Learning new things, Music.

Height: 5'3 1/2"

Eye/Hair Color: Dark Brown/Currently Red

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 9 2011

Starting Weight: 181

Present Weight: 170

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not giving into cravings & motivating myself enough to exercise!

Following any specific plan: Medical Weight Loss..although I haven't been since last month.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm ACTUALLY losing weight lol

Anything else you would like to share with us: *waves hello*

kshbk27 04-01-2011 09:53 PM

First name: Krystal

Geographical location: Florida

Age: 25

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Jacob 4, Ashley 20 months

Occupation: Housewife

Pets: Cats - Dog Bo Jack Russell Terrier

Hobbies/Interests:My kids,shopping,tanning,pictures

Height: 5' 8"

Eye/Hair Color: Green / Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: After the birth of my son (2006) I gained 90 pounds with him lost it all and had my 2nd baby(2009) and gained it all back and lost all of it but 7 pounds

Starting Weight:258

Present Weight: 157

Goal Weight: 150! but 145 would be great!!!

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I knew that finding time to exercise would be my biggest challenge


Following any specific plan: exercise for 40-60 min 3-5 days and watch what i eat no real plan

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Having two kids is so much harder than one no time ever to workout!!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I really would love to Tone Up/be Cut, have muscle and lose the remaining fat I have.

ilidawn 04-02-2011 07:16 PM

First name: Ilia

Geographical location:Nebraska, USA

Age:21

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:0

Occupation:Home healthcare

Pets:fish, 4 cats, a rabbit, and a hamster

Hobbies/Interests: pets and photography

Height:5' 6.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/it changes a lot

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: can't remember..been trying forever lol

Starting Weight:280

Present Weight:267

Goal Weight:150 ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:myself

Following any specific plan:not yet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I don't want this to be my life

Anything else you would like to share with us:I'm really new to this site so I don't want to seem stupid lol please be patient. I want to be able to love myself...it sucks when a guy compliments me and all I can think of is all the things I don't like about myself and how I'm fat so he must be lying XD

dust2bunny 04-04-2011 01:12 AM

New to 3FC
 
First name: Ashley

Geographical location: Southern California

Age: 1/4 of a century!!! The big 25!

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation:Operating Room Nurse

Pets: Golden Spotted British Shorthair named Mr. Hobbs : )

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Traveling, Shopping, Reading, Watching Movies, Yoga, Massages/Facials/Mani/Pedi, Spending time with friends and family.

Height: 5feet 3inches

Eye/Hair Color: Brown and Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Lately, everyday is a new starting day, haha. Originally, I started to lose weight Jan 2003 when I joined weight watchers in high school weighing in at 190lbs...I have slowly lost 40pounds since. However, I recently made a lot of life changes which added 10pounds back on. Hopefully I can make it to 140 soon : ) YAY!

Starting Weight: 190lbs

Present Weight: 160lbs

Goal Weight: 140lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Running a 5K at 32minutes : )

Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and working out.

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am excited to see what this site has to offer : )

sweck08 04-05-2011 08:17 AM

First name: Sara

Geographical location: Wisconsin

Age: 20

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Full-time Student

Pets: 2 dogs, 1 cat, and many cows :) (live on a dairy farm)

Hobbies/Interests: Sports

Height: 5'8

Eye/Hair Color: Green/Light Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 11, 2011

Starting Weight: 253

Present Weight: 215

Goal Weight: 135-140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Avoiding those cravings for something that's not healthy while on the go

Following any specific plan: just monitoring what I'm eating closely and increasing my protein and fiber intake.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is the first time I've ever given 100% of my effort into helping myself. I've never been this committed before, and successfully completing 3 months will be an accomplishment. Many more months to look forward to!

Anything else you would like to share with us: Weight loss is a long, tough journey, but in the end, it is all worth it! I've come to learn that eating out and "cheating" for a day really isn't worth it in the end, because I am not any more satisfied than if I were to have stayed on plan. It actually makes me feel worse, and guilty for cheating!

wolflikeme 04-05-2011 07:32 PM

First name: Wolflikeme

Geographical location: Columbus, Ohio

Age: 21

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: N/A

Occupation: Student

Pets: Co-owner of 2 dogs :)

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, hiking, caving

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Black/brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12/04/2009

Starting Weight: 155.5lbs

Present Weight: 123lbs as of 4/05/2011

Goal Weight: 115lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating less tasty take-out!

Following any specific plan: I calorie counted for the initial 20 pounds. Since then, I eat intuitively.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Out of nowhere, the ability and desire to make healthy food decisions came effortlessly.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love this community! I've been a member since 2009, but I'd like to join the amazing conversations that take place here :).

Hotaru 04-09-2011 01:36 AM

First name: Erin

Geographical location: Middle of nowhere, Texas; a town of about 100k, which consists almost entirely of retirees and college students

Age: 23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Graduate Student/Teacher

Pets: One dog, Coop

Hobbies/Interests: Reading (usually for class, sometimes for fun), music, TV

Height: 5' 7"

Eye/Hair Color: blue/light brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/6/11

Starting Weight: Not sure, but around 170 (afraid to check/no scale)

Present Weight: Not sure (no scale)

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Bad eating habits that I've had my entire life.

Following any specific plan: Giving up fast food, drinking a gallon of water a day, and doing some kind of low-impact strength training every day

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I couldn't tell you why, but I feel motivated! Also, I made my mother promise to give up sodas in exchange for me giving up fast food, so I know I have to keep at it (she passes kidney stones monthly because she drinks so much soda).

Anything else you would like to share with us: Well, I'm trying to find a job in Japan after I graduate in May, and would like to not look TOO huge in comparison when I get there.

Serbrider 04-09-2011 07:54 AM

I don't remember whether I had done this before yet...

First name: Kelli

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 18

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Veterinary Assistant/Student

Pets: 1 dog named Tasha, 1 betta fish named Glorfindel

Hobbies/Interests: Animals, fashion, creating items with my hands, art, horseback riding, etc.

Height: 5'9.5"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel eyes, medium brown brunette hair.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 2011

Starting Weight: 221.5 (but I have it on my ticker as 220)

Present Weight: 210.0

Goal Weight: 140 (or less)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Breaking out of my mold of always eating on a schedule. I gain weight when I eat on a schedule... and learning how to eat around all my difficulties.

Following any specific plan: Eating whenever I'm hungry... not otherwise... gluten free... dairy free... banana free... etc.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am not eating things I had before... due to allergies/intolerances.

Anything else you would like to share with us: uhh... I dunno.

mystyblue85 04-09-2011 10:09 PM

First name: Cee

Geographical location: Washington DC

Age: 26

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 boys 1 girl, 4months, 5, 7

Occupation: Bank

Pets: NONE

Hobbies/Interests: Bowling, reading, writing

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: brown for both

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: no exact date, semi dieting for years, seriously dieting for the last 2 days

Starting Weight: 307lbs

Present Weight: 306lbs

Goal Weight: 160lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating, emotional starvation, laziness

Following any specific plan: nutrionist prescribed 1300 cal diet and exercise 6 days a week

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: this time I can feel the weight wearing me down, my knees pop when i walk and bowl, im tired all the time from little things, i get out of breath easier, my husband looks at me weird (when he thinks im not looking), my daughter asks me when im going to lose weight because right now im not healthy (shes 7), im embarassed to go out in public, (about 4,000,000 more reasons, but those are the top ones)

Anything else you would like to share with us:

squishyinlv 04-10-2011 03:35 AM

First name: Vanessa

Geographical location: Southwest

Age: 27

Marital Status: In a relationship

Children/Ages: an 8 month old Yorkie named Gidget.

Occupation: Inventory Control

Pets: Gidget.

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, reading, reality TV, driving range, hanging out with friends.

Height: 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Both are brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 20th

Starting Weight: 194

Present Weight: 186

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Snacking. I love snacking and candy.

Following any specific plan: My friend is with Beach Body and he wrote me up a meal plan, but I was successful on LAWL and am going to start following that more now that I''m motivated and have already started the process.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have a better attitude towards it and I have incentives lined up (boyfriend is taking me to Hawaii when I feel ready to wear a swimsuit).

Anything else you would like to share with us: It definitely helps to have someone who loves you and supports you no matter what you choose, but wants you to be happy and always encourages you without putting you down. I have a great support group who don't get mad when I slip, but encourage me when I feel like I'm wasting my time.

saraRae 04-11-2011 02:53 PM

First name: Sara

Geographical location: Minnesota

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: .Net (Web) Developer

Pets: Only 1 dog (Dexter) he's a husky/lab/cocker mix, and a cat (Lurch).

Hobbies/Interests:

Height: 5 feet 8 inches

Eye/Hair Color: both are brown, but I like to dye my hair and right now it's a redish brown.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I'm not sure what the start date would be since I've been trying for a couple years. Actually over a year ago I lost about 30 pounds, but I gained that all back :( I'd say that I'm really ready to start now, so April 2011

Starting Weight: 294

Present Weight: 286

Goal Weight: 150

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I think it might be my will power. Sometimes it seems like I don't have any, but I need to take it one step at a time.

Following any specific plan: I'm going to eat low-carb, and exercise a couple of times a week.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm going into this with more knowledge than before, and try to make the best choices everytime.

Anything else you would like to share with us: Probably my favorite quote from any movie is 'Well, nobody's perfect' from Some Like it Hot. I want this as a tattoo to remind me everyday that I'm not perfect, but somebody will love me.

Deanna1303 04-11-2011 05:32 PM

First name: Deanna

Geographical location: New Mexico

Age: 27

Marital Status: In a Relationship

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Pharmacy Technician / Student

Pets: 1 Dog, 1 Cat, 3 Horses

Hobbies/Interests: Horse back riding, swimming, hiking, reading, writing, art

Height: 5' 3"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown / Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 1, 2011

Starting Weight: 275

Present Weight: 272

Goal Weight: 125

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Chocolate, I'm a huge chocolate fanatic and it's very easy for me to forget about my diet when I have a chocolate craving. I need my fix.....lol

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers points plus

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My weight is to the point where it's effecting my health and its forced me to really open my eyes and wake up. I'm already having issues with HBP and joint problems its only going to get worse if I don't make a radical change.

Anything else you would like to share with us:

DrivenByAmbition 04-11-2011 06:15 PM

First name: Tori

Geographical location: North Carolina

Age:24

Marital Status:Happily Married

Children/Ages:None yet

Occupation Teacher

Pets: 2 wonderful doggies

Hobbies/Interests: traveling and learning

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Blonde highlights

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 4th, 2011

Starting Weight: 238.8

Present Weight: 213.6

Goal Weight: Lifetime weight: 163 Final goal: 145

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Just buckling down and doing it.

Following any specific plan: WW Points Plus

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I believe that this WW plan is more sustainable and have found success.

Anything else you would like to share with us: You can do anything you put your mind to. :carrot:

caramelkitty 04-11-2011 07:24 PM

Here's mine! :)
 
First name: Cara

Geographical location: Montreal, Canada

Age: 24

Marital Status: Engaged

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: legal secretary

Pets: none

Hobbies/Interests: shopping & hockey

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: brown & brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 03/20/2011

Starting Weight: 214.8

Present Weight: 204.6

Goal Weight: 136

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: laziness, food loving fiancee...:(

Following any specific plan: calorie counting & exercise.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am tired of being "the fat friend". And want to enjoy my youth and not look back and think I could've been healthy...

Anything else you would like to share with us: I love everyone's positive attitude in here. It's the reason I got going!

lilmonstervictoria 04-12-2011 12:07 PM

First name: Victoria

Geographical location: the hot Arizona

Age: 19 (20 in July!)

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: border patrol (just admin)

Pets: 2 dogs (madison & buster), 1 cat (baby), 1 little sister (lol jk, but i do have a little sister) :D

Hobbies/Interests: working, playing with kids, swimming, lurking internet sites, reading, listening to music

Height: like 5'6'' ish

Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown (my hair changes quite often, lol)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: february 1st

Starting Weight: 149

Present Weight: 130.4 as of this morning

Goal Weight: 115 (ugw, 110)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating everything in site, eating when im bored, not having control, eating taco bell at least twice a week

Following any specific plan: nutrisystem

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
im actually following my plan
Anything else you would like to share with us: since im just about halfway through im buying my new swimsuit (a new 2 piece!) :broc:

SugarRomeoTango4852 04-15-2011 09:31 AM

First name: Sarah

Geographical location: Northeastern, PA

Age:23

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Secretary

Pets: NA

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Music, Bowling, WoW, Being Silly

Height: 5í7

Eye/Hair Color: Blue and Dirty Blond

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 1, 2011 (Yea, April Foolís Day on Me.)

Starting Weight: 275

Present Weight: 266

Goal Weight: 150-170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: There are defiantly several I need to face and over come. The biggest of which is fear of failure. The second is emotional eating. The third is just sticking with it for long enough to make it to my target. I need to learn portion control, like WOAH.

Following any specific plan: Nope. Just being active and eating healthy. Maybe I should follow a plan but I donít really have the money or time to join WW or any of the others. A lot of others require cooking, which I am never home to do.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I donít just want to lose weight, I want to create a new life for myself. One in which I am comfortable in my own skin and not ashamed of being overweight.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am not sure how to motivate myself. Currently, trying to lose weight doesnít feel real to me. I am exercising and watching what I eat butÖitís still new. I think once I hit 250, I will start to believe it is happening.

BrittanieYork 04-15-2011 10:45 AM

First name: Brittanie
Geographical location: Montgomery, TX (a.k.a. Country!)
Age: 25
Marital Status: Happily Married :)
Children/Ages: 3 Girls (1 1/2, 5 1/2, Step daughter=12)
Occupation: Unemployed :(
Pets: Dog=Casey, Fish=Torro, Hampster=PinkyPie
Hobbies/Interests: Photography, Cooking, Reading
Height: 5'6"
Eye/Hair Color: Blonde hair with roots ;-) Blue eyes
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Pretty much my entire adult life
Starting Weight: Highest weight=220
Present Weight: 206.8
Goal Weight: 165
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting through the cravings
Following any specific plan: Low-Carb
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've made it past the 2 week mark and have lost enough to know that this low-carb thing may really be the perfect lifestyle for me.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I really want to know what "DH" stands for... can anyone help me out? I know it is talking about husbands... but the D?

Morethananumber 04-16-2011 01:14 AM

First name: Jennifer

Geographical location: Cincinnati, OH

Age: 25

Marital Status: Separated but living together

Children/Ages: 3 kids, boy (6), girl (4) and girl (3)

Occupation: SAHM/ChaCha.com

Pets: 4 dogs and 2 cats

Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, scrapbooking, reading

Height: 5'4

Eye/Hair Color: brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4/14

Starting Weight: 160

Present Weight: 160

Goal Weight: 130 or size 9/10 pants

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercise!

Following any specific plan: Fullbar

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I NEED to do this! It could mean finally getting pregnant

Anything else you would like to share with us: Im new to all of this!!

tazbars 04-17-2011 06:09 AM

Hey today is my first day and I am really hoping to get some weight loss advice and motivation! :)

First name:Shona

Geographical location:Ireland

Age:20

Marital Status:Single

Children/Ages:None

Occupation:College Student

Pets:One dog - Molly

Hobbies/Interests:Going to the gym, socialising, reading

Height:5ft 4"

Eye/Hair Color:Blonde hair blue eyes

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:14/04/2011

Starting Weight:128

Present Weight:127

Goal Weight:120

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Eating unhealthy when in the evenings and especially with my boyfriend! Chocolate is my downfall!

Following any specific plan:No

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am completely fed up talking about weight loss, I just want to get it done! :carrot:


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