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  • First name: Mateja

    Geographical location: Slovenia, Europe

    Age: 27

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: //

    Occupation: Student / Translator / Hostel Receptionist

    Pets: //

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading sociology and psychology books, tv shows, traveling, art, coffee (!)

    Height: 5' 7''

    Eye/Hair Color: brown / brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2 years ago

    Starting Weight: 182

    Present Weight:154

    Goal Weight: 132

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Milka (chocolate) and eating too much too late.

    Following any specific plan: Yes. I'm sticking to this sign here >. I eat the most for breakfast and very light for dinner (only vegetable, if I'm really hungry I add protein, If I'm not hungry at all I skip it).

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Actually this is the lightest I've been so far. I want to continue and get more fit.

    Anything else you would like to share with us:
  • First name: Amanda

    Geographical location: Ohio

    Age: 21

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Student

    Pets: 2 cats and 1 dog

    Hobbies/Interests: Makeup, reading, and shopping

    Height: 5'2.5

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue/ blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12-30-2014

    Starting Weight: 110

    Present Weight: 110

    Goal Weight: 95

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My mom (she worries about me and constantly tries to get me to eat)

    Following any specific plan: Calorie counting with My Fitness Pal

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I joined an online forum

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I weighed around 98 pounds, then gained some weight after I broke up with my boyfriend. I made a little bit of progress during winter break and got down to 107, but last night I had a big meal and weighed 110 this morning. I looked online to see if it is possible to gain three pounds in one day and found a forum that reassured me that the three pounds are probably just water weight, and which made me feel a little better. I decided to join the group so that I can ask questions and make posts of my own, and here I am.
    My goal weight is to be back under 100, but that is not my only goal. This coming year I want to find body peace so that I can have a positive body image and know that I'm beautiful despite what my weight is.
    I am new to this (I just started today), and I am hoping to make some friends!
  • First name: Camille

    Geographical location: North Carolina

    Age: 25 tomorrow

    Marital Status: living with boyfriend

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: teacher

    Pets: 3 cats: Frankenstein, Cleopatra, and Jane Eyre

    Hobbies/Interests: reading and playing with my cats

    Height: 5'4 - 5'5

    Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:12/27/14

    Starting Weight: 192

    Present Weight: 186.7

    Goal Weight: 115-120

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: sheer laziness and hunger

    Following any specific plan: Body for Life and Eating for Life

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: if I can't get it together this time, it may end my relationship with the love of my life and my best friend.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I hate the way I look. Hopefully, 6 months from now I will be happy with my appearance and will be able to maintain any weight loss. I have never been skinny so I don't even know what it feels like to be skinny and attractive. I hope that by the end of this, I will finally know what it's like to bend over and not be stopped by fat rolls.
  • First name: Mona

    Geographical location: San Francisco, CA

    Age: 25

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: None (yet!)

    Occupation: Hairstylist

    Pets: //

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, learning new languages, watching documentaries and foreign flicks.

    Height: 5' 3"

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Black

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/1/2015

    Starting Weight: 211

    Present Weight: 211

    Goal Weight: 135

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I tend to stress eat and also when I don't prepare my meals, I make unhealthy choices

    Following any specific plan: MOSTLY paleo. Cut out grains/gluten/dairy.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'v discovered what I've been allergic too.

    Anything else you would like to share with us:
  • First name: Clementine

    Geographical location: New Orleans, where the past time is drinking and all the food is delicious and unhealthy. (I gained 20lb the first year I moved here, seriously. I call them my Popeye's pounds)

    Age: 28

    Marital Status: LTR with amazing supportive BF

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Self employed artist

    Pets: 1 cat I am obsessed with.

    Hobbies/Interests: Art, sewing, music, bike riding, parades, nature, animals, fashion, pop culture, learning, traveling.

    Height: 5'2.5"

    Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: 1/10/13

    Starting Weight: 234

    Present Weight: 206

    Goal Weight: 140

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Sticking with it! Every time I meet a mini goal I am kinda like 'Cool, I can treat myself' and then that becomes like a month long of treating myself and I gain back all my weight. I have probably lost and gained 20 lbs 5 times in the time I've been actively trying to lose. I think I have finally accepted that until I lose all this extra weight that I shouldn't be having 'treats'.

    Following any specific plan: So when I started trying to lose weight I really had no idea what I was doing. I bought Zumba and my friend who was a weight loss counselor and had lost 100+lbs herself gave me a loose meal plan/ explained serving sizes to me. I instantly lost 10lbs! I did Zumba 5x a week. After many failures, some weird experiments (anyone heard of the master cleanse?) and a ton of research I've found a routine that works for me. I have been clean eating on and off for the better part of 6 months and it has totally changed my diet for the better, I have also been counting calories and exercising (still zumba) at least 3 times a week. Recently more since I am about to start Jillian Michaels Body Revolution program. I have also sadly, pretty much cut out alcohol completely.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My resolve and education, I have a real plan, I am also reaching out for support.
  • First name: Sarah

    Geographical location: toronto, canada

    Age: 27

    Marital Status: In a relationship

    Children/Ages: None yet

    Occupation: Diplomat

    Pets: Lucky...my dog!

    Hobbies/Interests: Going to the spa

    Height: 5' 7 inches

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown/ Black

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 29 December 2014

    Starting Weight: 192

    Present Weight: I'm not sure, should be about the same I think?

    Goal Weight: 162 lbs

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: 1) my boyfriend who snacks and eats all the time around me (he on the other hand manages to maintain his sexy nature) and also dealing with epilepsy; the medication makes it hard for you to lose weight...in fact weight gain is the main side effect!!

    Following any specific plan: Atkins

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: my first time doing atkins

    Anything else you would like to share with us:
  • First name: Maggi

    Geographical location: Utah, USA

    Age: 28

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: Three kids: two daughters (one 6 yrs, one 16 mos) and one son (3 1/2 yrs)

    Occupation: SAHM (and we homeschool, so that adds some fun)

    Pets: a cat named Tinkerbell (my husband and oldest daughter won out on the name - I wanted Katniss).

    Hobbies/Interests: sewing, cooking, miniatures, crocheting, binge watching shows on Netflix while I do the other stuff, homeschooling

    Height: 5'10

    Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: All my life? This time around, 01/11/15.

    Starting Weight: approx. 230

    Present Weight: 230

    Goal Weight: 180

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: It's very hard to do something 100% for myself, because I've made my life about my kids and my family. But I've made the commitment to start being kinder to myself.

    Following any specific plan: mindful eating, more fresh/raw food, no bread. Might go SouthBeach, if I'm feeling ambitious.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm approaching 30 and would like to celebrate it, slim. I'm also hoping to have baby #4 and it'd be nice to be a "thin" pregnant lady, for a change.
  • First name: Amy

    Geographical location: Western Canada!

    Age: 23

    Marital Status: Married to a wonderful man training to be a cop!

    Children/Ages: None of my own yet, but does the 50+ kids I mentor as co ordinator for our middle school program at our church count? Lol

    Occupation: Bookkeeper

    Pets: I wish Can't have any with our landlords!!! (Would love a sphynx cat though)

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, video games. Swimming. Pretend exercise. Stalking these forums.

    Height: 5'1"

    Eye/Hair Color: Hazel eyed Brunette

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: November 28th, 2014

    Starting Weight: 194 (probably 195 but I ain't admitting that!)

    Present Weight: 177

    Goal Weight: 120 or whatever feels right.

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Impatience!!! I'm pretty good at not over eating, the hubby gets me to gym. My issues don't stem from emotional eating just ignorance.

    Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and exercising... My plan is to eat everything I ate before, just proper portions, more of some things and less of others.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is my first time trying! I always thought about losing weight but never did anything. Hopefully I'll ease into a comfy weight and stay there.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: good luck!!!
  • First name: Leah

    Geographical location: New York City

    Age: 25, turning 26 next month

    Marital Status: married 2 years

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Legal assistant

    Pets: None, unfortunately.

    Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, reading, blogging, writing, movies, sleep

    Height: 5'2

    Eye/Hair Color: Green/Brown

    Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: I'll say June 2014

    Starting Weight: 200

    Present Weight: 174.8

    Goal Weight: 130-140, depending on fat/muscle mass

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Not being scared of change

    Following any specific plan: Counting calories and working out 4-5x/week

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My main goal is to be healthy as opposed to looking hot in a bikini (of course I want that too). The other times were a lot more about vanity. I'm realizing that this is the body I have forever, and if I take care of it, I can perhaps be mobile and healthy long into old age.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Currently trying to figure out what I want to do in life career-wise, so that's fun.
  • First name: Mariam

    Geographical location: New York City

    Age: 22

    Marital Status: single

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Research Assistant

    Pets: A wonderful cat!

    Hobbies/Interests: Drawing/Painting, Cooking, Reading articles, Learning languages, Fashion

    Height: 5'8

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Dark Brown

    Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: November 2014

    Starting Weight: 225

    Present Weight: 200

    Goal Weight: 160 (we'll see when I get there though!)

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: Sugar/carb cravings

    Following any specific plan: Counting calories using MyFitnessPal and working out 3/4x per week

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I think Leah said it best! --> "My main goal is to be healthy as opposed to looking hot in a bikini (of course I want that too). The other times were a lot more about vanity. I'm realizing that this is the body I have forever, and if I take care of it, I can perhaps be mobile and healthy long into old age." Basically trying to implement a lifestyle change rather than "get skinny, quick" mentality I was always in before.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Post-graduate life is lonely but at least has been pretty conducive to me adapting to a healthier lifestyle. Back at school, it was WAY too easy to settle into unhealthy habits.
  • First name: Sharman

    Geographical location: Brisbane, Australia

    Age: 27

    Marital Status: Engaged

    Children/Ages: 3 and a half year old son and 18 month old daughter

    Occupation: Stay at home mum

    Pets: none at the moment

    Hobbies/Interests: beading, reading, my kids

    Height: 167cm

    Eye/Hair Color: green/dark brown, slowly going grey

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: today ��

    Starting Weight: 113kg

    Present Weight: 113kg

    Goal Weight: 70kg

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: making time to exercise, finding ways to exercise with my two little terrors and resisting fizzy drinks

    Following any specific plan: nope

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have two very energetic little kids to run around after and set an example for now.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm a bit of a geek and a big fan of Black Milk Clothing, leggings are most definitely pants ��
  • First name: Justine

    Geographical location: Vero Beach, Florida

    Age: 28

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: Not yet

    Occupation: Student

    Pets: 2 cats, Spunky,Siamese and Isis, Half Siamese and 2 Sugar Gliders Link and Midna

    Hobbies/Interests: Video games, anything nerdy, disney, geocaching.

    Height: 5'4"

    Eye/Hair Color: Green/Auburn

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/1/2015

    Starting Weight:226

    Present Weight:223

    Goal Weight:145

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Prednisone

    Following any specific plan: Just eating clean, low carbs and no soda, lots of water! Also swimming and doing pilates for exercise.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My RA is finally somewhat controlled and I am able to work out more. Also my husband and I are trying to get pregnant and losing the weight will make that easier.

    Anything else you would like to share with us:
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    First name: Petey (nickname, but even my parents call me this most of the time)

    Geographical location: Central Virginia, USA

    Age: 24

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: Student, Chemistry major

    Pets: Two gerbils, named Dale and Joel.

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, anime, school.

    Height: 6' 0"

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, brown hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 26th, 2015

    Starting Weight: 334

    Present Weight: 331.1

    Goal Weight: 255

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have pretty bad arthritis in my left foot/ankle. I have had problems with pain there since I was 11 or 12. Didn't get diagnosed until I was 16. When he diagnosed it, my orthopedist said it was the worst arthritis he had seen in anyone under 65. This has contributed to my weight gain more than anything else and will be hard to deal with, but my doctor has recently started me on a new pain medication.

    Following any specific plan: Calorie counting and walking for exercise.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My new doctor has prescribed me pain medication that should help with the arthritis enough for me to stay on track with exercising every other day.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I am also on an anti-depressant called Remeron, which causes increased appetite and weight gain. No other antidepressant works for me (most actually made things worse) so its just something else I have to deal with.
  • First name: Leah

    Geographical location: Seattle, Washington (school); Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Age: 25

    Marital Status: Engaged

    Children/Ages: n/a

    Occupation: Student/Seasonal Work

    Pets: Cat back home, and maybe soon a puppy.

    Hobbies/Interests: Watercolor painting

    Height: 5' 6''

    Eye/Hair Color: green/brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Most of my teen years but current journey is February 2015.

    Starting Weight: 200

    Present Weight: unknown (I currently don't have a scale so measuring by belt notches)

    Goal Weight: 150

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Donuts and bubble tea

    Following any specific plan: Calorie counting (spark people) and fitness tracking (fitbit)

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've had to make a lot of recent dietary changes due to health problems. I thought it was a great time to get healthy. Also I've started walking a lot more to help with stress management.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Not that I can think of right now.
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    First name: Cassandra

    Geographical location: Newfoundland, Canada

    Age: 26

    Marital Status: Common Law

    Children/Ages: N/A

    Occupation: College Instructor

    Pets:2 Loving Kitties

    Hobbies/Interests: Music, singing, acoustic guitar covers, science- especially biology

    Height: 5'4"

    Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, brown hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 16/15

    Starting Weight: 230

    Present Weight: 230

    Goal Weight: 155

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: portion control and binge eating

    Following any specific plan: Just trying to eat less processed foods and keep my portions down

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: My health and well-being depends on my progress.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Just looking forward to getting to know some of you!!