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  • First name: Lori

    Geographical location: Texas

    Age: 40

    Marital Status: married to Joe for 17.5 yrs

    Children/Ages: none

    Occupation: Admin

    Pets: 2 cats (Sweetie and Tiffany)

    Hobbies/Interests: lately remolding the house, vacationing in Arkansas

    Height: 6'1"

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown / Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: tried in August 09 (lost 7 lbs); restart Jan 3rd, 2010

    Starting Weight: Aug 2009 was 305; Jan 2010 was 298

    Goal Weight: 175

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: not eating out; eating smaller portions; exercise

    Following any specific plan: a coo of things that have worked in the past but were to hard by themselves: SBD, calorie counting, read Dr. Oz Diet book and Jillian Micheals Metabolism book

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel I'm ready and was really scared at how I felt in Aug 09; high blood pressure, terrible feeling, insomnia, etc.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I feel that I am in a better mind frame to succeed. I know know how it feels to be sick all the time.
  • Hello chicks!
    First name: Elizabeth

    Geographical location: Central Pennsylvania

    Age: 43

    Marital Status: Happily Married

    Children/Ages: 13 year old daughter

    Occupation: Jewelry Artist

    Pets: 3 dogs (2 Springer Spaniels, 1 Pug) and 1 cat

    Hobbies/Interests: Jewelry design, quilting, gardening, old house restoration

    Height: 5’6”

    Eye/Hair Color: Green/light brown

    Starting Date of Weight loss Journey: Feb. 15, 2009

    Starting Weight: 163ish

    Goal Weight: 133

    Biggest hurdles to overcome in weight loss: I heartily dislike exercising, and I HATE getting hot.

    I’m a volume eater. I don’t mind healthy food, and eat reasonably well, but I do love food. I also like wine in the evening, and my willpower to not snack usually leaves after the wine…

    Also, we finally redid our kitchen and of course I want to cook in it!

    Following any specific plan: Going to do Slim in 6 as soon as it arrives in the mail….walking until then. Also, Barbara Roll’s Volumetrics books are involved.

    Working to keep the calories per day at 1400 and exercise 5-6 times per week.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I really hope to have friends and support through this!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Last year I started running (the first time in my life) and ate really well. After 2 months, I had only lost 2 pounds. I was MORE than frustrated! Shin splints (ow) that developed after getting orthotics for plantar fasciatis from running (ow!) gave me a good excuse to quit altogether.

    Now I’ve gotten so frustrated and disgusted with myself, and feel like I’ve gotten lax on many parts of my life. My discipline and commitment “ability” (yes, I know this is totally by choice) has disappeared. I want this back in ALL parts of my life.
  • First name: Suzanne

    Geographical location: Louisiana

    Age: 47

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: 3 stepdaughters

    Occupation: Communications, Web site design

    Pets: 4 cats, Beau, Hershey, Scout, and Kiss

    Hobbies/Interests:drawing, painting, writing, photography, sculpting, gardening

    Height: 5feet 4 inches on a good day!

    Eye/Hair Color: grey

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 14,2010

    Starting Weight: 303

    Goal Weight: 145

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: staying motivated

    Following any specific plan: Weight loss plan through work

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am tired of feeling bad physically, feeling sad and depressed.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I've published a novel! Working on my next one.... always working on a story idea.
  • First name: Susan

    Geographical location: Pennsylvania

    Age: 47

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, 5 grandchildren

    Occupation: My husband and I own and operate a small sheet metal and heating business.

    Pets: None

    Hobbies/Interests: Quilting, knitting and crochet

    Height: 5' 5"

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: February 23, 2010

    Starting Weight: 173

    Goal Weight: 145

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying motivated

    Following any specific plan: Calorie and portion control

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I can't really say that I know the answer. I just know that I'm disgusted with myself for having gained so much weight back after I worked so hard to lose it. I have to do something to get my eating and weight under control again.

    Anything else you would like to share with us:
  • My first day.
    First name: Lydia

    Geographical location: Los Angeles, CA

    Age: 47

    Marital Status: Separated

    Children/Ages: A girl and a boy

    Occupation: Clerk

    Pets: None

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, baking, crotcheting, collecting cookbooks, being with my children.

    Height: 5'5"

    Eye/Hair Color: Green

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 1, 2010

    Starting Weight: 196

    Goal Weight: 115

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Depression and hopelessness.

    Following any specific plan: No sugar, no flour, no caffeine, 3 meals a day, and fruit snack in between. No nuts, my weakness.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have high blood pressure and I have no energy to play with my children.

    Anything else you would like to share with us:
    I would like to see posts from women in my similar situation who were able to reach their goal at my age.
  • 40 something :-)
    First name: Maureen
    Geographical location: Northeast

    Age: 43

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: Five: 18, 16, 14, 9, 5 (three girls, two boys)

    Occupation: Tutor

    Pets: Two cats

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, gardening, anything artistic

    Height: 5'5"

    Eye/Hair Color: Brown/blue

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 2007?

    Starting Weight: 148 lbs.

    Goal Weight: About 120 lbs.

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: My soda habit and getting enough sleep

    Following any specific plan: Nope, just eating sensibly and exercising more

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Every time I had a child, I would eat well and exercise until I lost the weight but not stick with it enough to really get into good shape. Now I am concentrating not so much on losing weight, but on getting strong and being healthy.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: We can do this! :-)
  • MOrning! I just started back to 3FCs yesterday. Looking forward to 'meeting' you all!!

    First name: Patty

    Geographical location: western NC

    Age: 45

    Marital Status: M

    Children/Ages: daughter-22, son-19

    Occupation: retail

    Pets: none but I enjoy watching the birds!!

    Hobbies/Interests: crafts, sewing, surfing the internet, knitting, crochet, reading, love learning something new.

    Height: 5'8"

    Eye/Hair Color: hazel/blonde

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/6/10

    Starting Weight: 200

    Goal Weight: 150

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: stress eating, can't seem to tell when I'm full, just keep stuffing it in. Giving up too quickly. Negative feelings about myself-have no confidence in myself that I can do this. And it makes me feel self concious when someone points out that I've lost weight. I also don't like the looks from guys, I'm sure some of you might find that strange but I think that is why I'm hanging the fat, cuase no one will take notice of me.

    Following any specific plan: whole foods, more veggies/fruits/whole grains/lean meats

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well, I don't know. I'm still trying to figure out a plan, I've done this so many times, can't seem to lose more than 5 lbs (and that in 2 wks!!) before I get frustrated and quit. I dont' like limitations, I rebel against them. I know it will take me awhile to "get" what is right for me.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: think that's all for now.
  • I saw this board, and was thinking it looked good. I have joined other groups in the past, but most tend to be non responsive after the initial sign up.

    First name: Connie

    Geographical location: Browning, Illinois 10 months out the the year, and Caldwell Texas for 2 months.

    Age:43

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: 1

    Occupation: Physician Assistant

    Pets: 4 Labrador Retrievers, 1 10 lb mutt, 1 indoor cat, 1 outdoor cat

    Hobbies/Interests: Training and Developing Labrador Retrievers, Riding my Bicycle, Reading, and an occasional computer game.

    Height: 5'1

    Eye/Hair Color: Blue eyes/ A mix or red/brown hair.


    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1/7/2010

    Starting Weight:191

    Goal Weight:135-140

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercise

    Following any specific plan: Low calorie

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Realizing that since I hit my late 30's and now being 43 my body has changed and I need to make adjustments. I never really had a weight problem until my late 30's. I can't eat everything like I use to.

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

    Geographical location: Chicago

    Age: 43

    Marital Status: M

    Children/Ages: 1 son, 19 (almost)

    Occupation: Finance

    Pets:

    Hobbies/Interests: Knitting, online shopping, reading (way too much)

    Height: 5'2"

    Eye/Hair Color:Brown/Brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 2/26/10

    Starting Weight: 153.4

    Goal Weight: 125

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: fondness for red wine

    Following any specific plan: modified South Beach - starting with Phase 2 (fruit), not eating after 7 PM

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: not sure, but something clicked this time
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  • First name: Kathy

    Geographical location:Wisconsin

    Age:46

    Marital Status:Single

    Children/Ages:0

    Occupation: Medical records Technician

    Pets: none at present

    Hobbies/Interests: Pets, reading, travel, Family and friends

    Height:5' 9"

    Eye/Hair Color:Hazel, Red

    Starting Date of Weightloss JourneyODAY-3/16/10

    Starting Weight: 405(OMG) This is the highest I have ever been

    Goal Weight:175

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: myself-I am a junk food junkie

    Following any specific plan: still looking

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Have tried WW without much success-had lost about 50 lbs on own 3 years ago but have gained it all back.

    Anything else you would like to share with us: Any help and guidance will be greatly appreciated.
  • First name: Lisa

    Geographical location: Georgia

    Age: 40

    Marital Status: married for 21 years

    Children/Ages: 13/6/6

    Occupation: teacher

    Pets: "Fred and Wilma" the bearded dragons, "Crush and Squirt" 2 red-eared slider turtles

    Hobbies/Interests: reading, puzzles, games

    Height: 5'7"

    Eye/Hair Color: blue/auburn dyed to cover the gray!

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: March 21, 2010

    Starting Weight: It's been so long since I stepped on a scale I don't know.

    Goal Weight: First goal is to get under 200!

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: lack of will power and energy

    Following any specific plan: not as of now...just trying to make better choices

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I know it has to be now. It's time! I've got to make some healthy changes once and for all!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: "I'm not crazy. I'm medicated for a chemical imbalance." Mrs. Beadie from Barnyard
  • Hello Marshmellow Peeps
    First name:

    Geographical location: Sunny Florida

    Age: 41

    Marital Status: married to DH for 15 years

    Children/Ages:6 kids (aged 14 to 3)

    Occupation: homeschoolling mom and accounting professor

    Pets: 1 dog, 3 ducks, 3 chickens, 1 rooster, and a bearded dragon

    Hobbies/Interests: People have time for hobbies? Actually, I would like to get back to Jazzercise and running when weight permits.

    Height: 5' 10"

    Eye/Hair Color: Eyes - Brown Hair- Nice and Easy #16

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 2010

    Starting Weight: 218

    Goal Weight:150

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Impatience and emotional eating

    Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm done searching for the magic pill.

    Anything else you would like to share with - I've spent years searching for the magic diet - It doesn't exist. Eat fewer calories than you use and you will loose weight.
  • First name:

    Geographical location: Texas

    Age: 42

    Marital Status: married for 14 years

    Children/Ages: 2 kids 14 and 11

    Occupation: Mom, school assistant, volunteer

    Pets: 1 dog, 2 fish

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, just started Photography..always loved taking pictures..outdoor fun.

    Height: 5' 6"

    Eye/Hair Color: Eyes - Brown Hair- Brown ( planning on changing that soon)

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Today!! March 25, 2010

    Starting Weight: 180

    Goal Weight:145

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating

    Following any specific plan: Fat Smash??

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am working fulltime and i am often stressed with my schedule.

    Anything else you would like to share with - when I turned 40 I went on my 1st diet and it worked great! Since then I started working and became very stressed and un-focused. I am looking forward to having more energy and feeling better on a regular basis.
  • First name: Sheila

    Geographical location: Central WI

    Age: 45

    Marital Status: Happily Married (after having been widowed in my 30's)

    Children/Ages: 21 & 6 both are boys.

    Occupation: Claims analyst.

    Pets: 1 very pregnant kitty and a dog.

    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, meeting new people, women's groups, recovery from compulsive Overeating.

    Height: 5 feet 7inches

    Eye/Hair Color: blond, blue

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 1, 2009

    Starting Weight: 265.5

    Goal Weight: 160ish

    Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: love of sugar which I gave up.

    Following any specific plan: OA 90 day plan.

    What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: working w/ a food sponsor helps a lot!

    Anything else you would like to share with us: I love people!