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  • I'm 25 and at 10 stone 10 am the heaviest I've ever been time to take action.
  • First name: Taryn

    Geographical location: North Dakota

    Age: 26

    Marital Status: In a relationship

    Children/Ages: Harley, 4

    Occupation: Engineering/Managment

    Pets: None

    Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Entertaining, Hunting, Fishing, Wrenching on vehicles, photography, bingewatching netflix

    Height: 5'6"

    Eye/Hair Color: Green/Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/8/16

    Starting Weight: 257

    Present Weight: 255

    Goal Weight: 150

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: All of it. I need to have the willpower to make conscious food choices as well as the willpower to make myself get off my butt.

    Following any specific plan: Nothing too specific. Working out like a boss, and eating healthy/clean versions of my favorite meals. I'm going to try to incorporate vegetarian meals in more often too, as well as power smoothies.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel like it was easier for me to lose the weight the first time, as I was younger and had no real responsibilities. I feel like this time it's different because I have to maintain my life as well as improve myself.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I want to say good job, good luck, keep going. We'll get there.
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    First name: Samantha

    Geographical location: New York, USA

    Age: 20 years old

    Marital Status: single (but have a boyfriend)

    Children/Ages: none!

    Occupation: student

    Pets: 2 dogs and a cat

    Hobbies/Interests: camping, kayaking, and photography

    Height: 67 inches

    Eye/Hair Color: brown eyes and brown hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 285 lbs May 15th, 2016

    Starting Weight: 285

    Present Weight:279

    Goal Weight:250

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stress and emotional eating.

    Following any specific plan: Using MyFitnessPal and exercising regularly

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have gained some emotional confidence that I have never had before. In the past, I never had the support that I wanted, and now that has changed.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I have a huge issue with "yo- yo" ing with my weight. I will lose a ton of weight, but within a few months I will gain it back plus more.
  • First name: Emily

    Geographical location: UK

    Age: 23

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages:

    Occupation:

    Pets: 2 pets

    Hobbies/Interests:

    Height: 5'3

    Eye/Hair Color: green eyes, blonde/brown hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: TODAY

    Starting Weight: 133lbs

    Present Weight: 133lbs

    Goal Weight: 115lbs

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightless: Junk food :/

    Following any specific plan: Starting with the South Beach Diet and continuing to Low Fat High Carb Vegan

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time I'm setting it as a gaol rather than 'i should probably lose weight" And holding myself accountable by telling people, joining communities and joining this forum.

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

    Geographical location: Los Angeles

    Age: 28

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Assistant

    Pets: Dog- Tarzan

    Hobbies/Interests: Films, television, reading, writing and basically anything entertainment.

    Height: 5'5"

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue/ Green , Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today, July 5th.

    Starting Weight: 240

    Present Weight: 240

    Goal Weight: 180

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying motivated

    Following any specific plan: None yet.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to lose the weight to qualify for a breast reduction surgery and to be healthier

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

    Geographical location: Nova Scotia, Canada

    Age: 26

    Marital Status: Common Law

    Children/Ages: 0

    Occupation: Student Services Support Staff

    Pets: 0

    Hobbies/Interests: music, crafting, reading, travelling, coffee drinking

    Height: 5'5 or so

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Uh... 2003 or earlier. Chronic yo-yo dieter Starting date of my current journey: July 2/16 (switched from WW to SB as of yesterday)

    Starting Weight: 217

    Present Weight: 211

    Goal Weight: 135-145

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: eating for entertainment/enjoyment; emotional eating; food addiction; maintaining weight loss

    Following any specific plan: South Beach

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Following South Beach as an adult (last time I did I was 14). It's nice to be able to eat until I'm full instead of having minuscule portions that I have to ration out/count (that was triggering past ED behaviours so I had to switch)

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Have tried several diets: WW, SB, calorie counting, vegetarian... Here's hoping SB as an adult where I can make my own food choices works!
  • First name: Dakota

    Geographical location: Canada

    Age: 21

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: 0

    Occupation: Site Administrator

    Pets: Nicholas Cat

    Hobbies/Interests: Baseball, fishing, quading

    Height: 5'9

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: December 28, 2015

    Starting Weight: 245.4

    Present Weight: 214

    Goal Weight: 135-145

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: portion control, motivation to work out

    Following any specific plan: Eating clean and low carb and starting 21 day fix when it comes in the mail

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am ready! I have taken pictures of myself and I am ready to make a change. I am eating clean and have not felt hungry or like I need to eat more. I have ordered 21 day fix to help me with my portion control and i have bought a food scale. I am also ready the labels on EVERYTHING and cutting sugar as much as possible. This time around I am also on a healthy sleep schedule and have a regular routine that leaves me hours to prepare my meals and to walk on the treadmill. I have even gone as far as to make my own salad dressing as opposed to using the crap filled store bought ones. The hardest thing for me to give up was my vanilla greek yogurt (approx 25-30 grams of sugar a serving) but I have happily replaced it with non fat plain greek yogurt with vanilla extract, almond butter, and chia seeds (5g of sugar and way less carbs!!)

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Clean eating is the way to a healthy body! Not depriving yourself of food!
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    First name: Ariel

    Geographical location: Rockford, Illinois, USA

    Age: 25

    Marital Status: Unmarried, but in a relationship

    Children/Ages: N/A

    Occupation: Teacher

    Pets: Fish

    Hobbies/Interests: Running/walking, Movies and netlfix, Video games and board games

    Height: 5'6"

    Eye/Hair Color: Green/Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: sometime this April

    Starting Weight: 212.5

    Present Weight: 170.5

    Goal Weight: 158

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Weightloss isn't bad. Keeping that weight off is my greatest struggle. I feel comfortable when I'm focusing on weightloss and dieting. I feel like I'm in control. When I stop dieting because I'm happy with my weight/body, then the real struggle begins! I know I am going to HAVE to make eating healthy and exercising a part of my everyday life in order to manage my weight!

    Following any specific plan: Eat healthier foods, stay within my calories, exercise regularly.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am taking things slower. I have less to lose this time, so I don't feel so rushed. I have plenty of time to lose the weight that I need to!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Two years ago, I went on a diet and lost about 135 lbs. Then, I gained back about 50 lbs. This time, I'm determined to keep it all off. Previously in my life, I have lost weight as well. The first time was when I was 17 and still in high school. I lost about 70 lbs. My weight has always been up and down because I just really love eating. When I'm not dieting, I can't control my eating. This time, my big focus is not just keeping the weight off, but also I really want to learn how to control my eating for the rest of my life. I hate the feeling of losing control.

    Another interesting thing: when I was losing the 135 lbs, I never once had a cheat day or cheat meal. Not once. Not one little piece of chocolate. Not one french fry. Nothin'. I dieted for about 8 months to lose it all. So, people who say you "need" cheat days are wrong. If you are determined enough, all you need is your own will power and that little voice in the back of your head telling you "don't give up".
  • First name:Caireen

    Geographical location:Scotland, UK

    Age:27

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: NONE

    Occupation: Cruise Expert

    Pets:Dog Called Zoe

    Hobbies/Interests: Scottish Pipe Band Drummer, Love music, Love to travel

    Height:5ft, 6

    Eye/Hair Color:Green eyes, Brown Hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:13th January 2016

    Starting Weight:323lbs

    Present Weight:301lbs

    Goal Weight:165lbs

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:EXERCISE!! I do it in waves, sometimes I have all the motivation for it, sometimes I want to curl up on the couch

    Following any specific plan:My Fitness Pall, 1450 calories daily with 5,000 steps daily

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:I am more educated on food, portions and know more about my own body.

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

    Geographical location: California, USA

    Age:22

    Marital Status: Single and not ready to mingle

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: Coach/ Student

    Pets: 3 dogs, two cats and a lot of fish

    Hobbies/Interests: reading,photography, film editing,movies

    Height: 5'11

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, Dirty Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: The day I was brought fourth into the world

    Starting Weight: 280

    Present Weight: 260

    Goal Weight: 180

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss:Motivation to drag myself to the gym

    Following any specific plan: Survival plan

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This time if I don't get down to my goal weight I can't get the career I want.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I have played 5 sports my entire life and yet still no weight loss -_- and I am a foodie...which doesn't help.
  • Ready to BURN BURN BURN!
    First name: Kelly

    Geographical location: USA

    Age: 27

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: N/A

    Occupation: Pet Care Professional

    Pets: Three cats (Rhino, Flitter, and Trifle)

    Hobbies/Interests: cartoons, wine tasting, fire pits, writing, voice acting, meditation, dreams

    Height: 5'3

    Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, Honey-colored hair with highlights

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 9/7/2016

    Starting Weight:

    Present Weight: still need to weigh myself

    Goal Weight: 138

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Need to burn this belly fat! I enjoy naughty foods, so trying to avoid those!

    Following any specific plan: Working out at least 30 mins a day, avoid late night eating and sweets

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm not out of shape, but I need to do more strength training

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I make some pretty stellar guacamole .
  • First name: Anna

    Geographical location: Johnson City, TN

    Age: 26

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Receptionist

    Pets: One black and white kitten named Gobi

    Hobbies/Interests: Cosmetology, Social Issues, Cooking, Animals, Volunteer Work, Astronomy, Music, Road Trips

    Height: 5'6

    Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Strawberry Blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: September 2016

    Starting Weight: 228

    Present Weight: 228

    Goal Weight: 140

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: The fear of failing yet again. Giving up after a lot of progress, because of one bad week.

    Following any specific plan: Calorie counting using MyFitnessPal and fitness apps

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:
    I am married already, but we haven't had our big celebration with family yet and I really want to look my best. Also I've had enough of gaining and regaining weight, I'm sick of it. I really want to do this for my life and for my future children and for my husband. And for me. I finally want to make myself happy. I know I'm missing out on a happy life.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I really want to connect with the people on this website. It's important that I have a support network, where I can also give support.

    Add me as a friend or message me anytime!!
  • First name: Martina

    Geographical location: Czech Republic

    Age: 27

    Marital Status: in a relationship

    Children/Ages: /

    Occupation: Trying to start my business in fantasy costuming

    Pets: Border terrier Buddy

    Hobbies/Interests: Sewing, learning, dancing, bellydance, larp, psychology, philosophy, history, language, mysticism, music

    Height: 5'5

    Eye/Hair Color: Grey-blue-green, dark blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3rd september 2016

    Starting Weight: 180

    Present Weight: 176

    Goal Weight: 145

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not forgetting to eat and buy food (so I don't go wild once I do get to some)

    Following any specific plan: Calorie counting + meal plan

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Better planning, more knowledge, support system, determination

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Hi! I absolutely love the community here, such nice people
  • Shelby, losing for the Army!
    First name: Shelby

    Geographical location: Idaho

    Age: 23

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: Nope

    Occupation: Idaho National Guard soldier/cadet

    Pets: I wish!

    Hobbies/Interests: gardening, writing

    Height: 5 foot 8 inches

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes, brown hair

    Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: September 16th

    Starting Weight:170

    Present Weight:165

    Goal Weight:150

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weight loss: My husband not being on board

    Following any specific plan: Mostly just keeping a food journal

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: The food journal, rather than just winging a plan and then failing.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I am really tired of practically killing myself in order to meet height/weight for the Army weigh-ins. I want to end that stress once and for all!
  • First name: Caroline

    Geographical location: Montreal, Canada

    Age: 25

    Marital Status: Single

    Children/Ages: Oh dear, no.

    Occupation: Liaison librarian

    Pets: Two cats, Fantine and Cosette

    Hobbies/Interests: I harbour an unhealthy, unreasonable, devastating love for One Direction. I love writing and sometimes I dabble in arts and crafts like cross stitch and knitting.

    Height: 5'8"

    Eye/Hair Color: Green eyes, brown hair

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I'm not sure, yet. At first I thought next week, but with the holidays right around the corner, I feel like I'd be setting myself up for failure. It's most likely to be January 1st, after the turkeypocalypse that December will be.

    Starting Weight: eh last time I weighed myself I was at 219, roughly a week ago

    Present Weight: 219

    Goal Weight: 160, literally the lightest I'll have ever been since I hit puberty

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Exercising. I haven't found anything yet that I like, except perhaps the yoga I try to do daily with YouTube videos, but eh. I'm not sure it counts.

    Following any specific plan: I'm considering Atkins. I used My Fitness Pal over the summer, but that didn't work too well for me. I need more rules. Also, if I eat any more carbs I'll turn into a baguette.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I think having found this community will help me. I'll feel less alone. Also, I want to look banging at my best friend's wedding next summer, I'm maid of honour. Also, just, like... an overall weariness about not liking myself. I want to do this for me. I think this time it's grounded in a true desire to change rather than plain old self-hatred. Oh and I live on my own, now, so I control my food rather than having to eat whatever my mom cooked.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm hella gay