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  • I guess I should fill this one out since I'm so new.

    First name (if you want to tell): It's ethnnic.
    Meaning of user name: Lady Luxurious - my taste in everything $$$.
    Geographical location: Australia
    Age: 25
    Marital Status: Married soon.
    Children/Ages: None
    Occupation: Self employeed - 3 businesses + hopefully realestate soon.
    Pets: On a waiting list.
    Hobbies/Interests: Dicking around on-line. The beach. Nightclubs. Reading heaps of non-fiction.
    Height: 5'1''-5'2"
    Eye/Hair Color: blue/blond
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1998 - on and off since I was 15
    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: 180/147/127
    Problem: Compulsive eating... binge eating... recreational eating... emotional eating... etc.
    Plan/Way of Eating: I don't know how to gain control back. I just keep binging over and over again. I binge for three days and then restrict for 5 and the cycle goes on and on....
    Favorite exercise: I love weights and hate cardio.
    Favorite movies: I don't really watch TV
    Favorite books/plays:Yoga / Bhuddist
    Music: Electro pop, trance, house
    Favorite Quote(s): Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
    Favorite People (dead and living): Dali Lama, Mother Teresa
    People I can’t stand: Rude people
    Places you’ve been: all over the world
    Places you want to visit: India, Russia, Isreal, places in Europe
    Pivot’s questions (don’t think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word? yes
    02. What is your least favorite word?
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? reading
    04. What turns you off? to much hype
    05. What is your favorite curse word? I'd like to stop cursing.
    06. What sound or noise do you love? children laughing
    07. What sound or noise do you hate? anything squeeky
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? athlete
    09. What profession would you not like to do? anything 9-5.
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You've done well.
    Any other tidbits you would like to share: Not really.
  • First name (if you want to tell): Sara
    Meaning of user name: my xbox online tag is vanilladivine.
    Geographical location:GR, michigan
    Age: 30 when jan 19 hits!
    Marital Status:single
    Children/Ages: 2 young boys
    Occupation: unnemployed at the moment
    Pets: soon to get some fish!
    Hobbies/Interests: landscaping, gardening, crafts, my kids!
    Height: 5'6"
    Eye/Hair Color: green/blue, highlights
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Jan 10, 2008
    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: 195/191/155
    Problem: binge/overeating/emotional eating.
    Plan/Way of Eating: lowfat/lowcal/ more exersize
    Favorite exercise: walk away the ponds , walking outdoors
    Favorite movies: too many to even begin to name
    Favorite books/plays: weight watcher magazines
    Music: hip/hop, rock, some country
    Favorite Quote(s): being heavy is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining is hard... pick YOUR hard.
    Places youíve been: some parts of mexico and most of the united states
    Places you want to visit: italy, paris....
    Pivotís questions (donít think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word? coolbeans
    02. What is your least favorite word? print near
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? the smells that remind me of my childhood.
    04. What turns you off? dominating a## hole men
    05. What is your favorite curse word? F###in A
    06. What sound or noise do you love? rain, thunderstorms, flowing water
    07. What sound or noise do you hate? my legs rubbing together.
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Acting in the spotlight. make millions. HaHaHa
    09. What profession would you not like to do? cow farmer, do you know what they have to do to the cows??? You'll never recover!!
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Your still as beautiful as the day i made you
    Any other tidbits you would like to share: i really need to get rid of my pouch! And my flabbby legs!!
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  • First name (if you want to tell): Shay (nickname)
    Meaning of user name: I'm "like no other"
    Geographical location: Virginia
    Age: 35
    Marital Status: been with my BF 2 years, our 2nd time around
    Children/Ages: None
    Occupation: Government worker
    Pets: none
    Hobbies/Interests: reading, scrapbooking,
    Height: 4'11"
    Eye/Hair Color: brown/reddish brown
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: this time..8/07
    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: 240/229/120
    Problem: binge eating/compulsive overeater
    Plan/Way of Eating: WW--flex
    Favorite exercise: Love Taebo
    Favorite movies: Good Will Hunting, Grease, Pretty Woman, 16 Candles, Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Save the Last Dance, The Color Purple, Waiting to Exhale
    Favorite books/plays: Redemption Song
    Music: Any and all except polka
    Favorite Quote(s): "If you live your life worrying about what others think you will not live your life." "The worst thing in the world to be: not yourself". I also love the quote in my signature
    Favorite People (dead and living): My mom, my boyfriend, my great grandmother, my two brothers, my step father
    People I canít stand: fakes
    Places youíve been: Germany, Florida, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Bavaria, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC
    Places you want to visit: Italy, France, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Jamaica
    Pivotís questions (donít think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word?
    02. What is your least favorite word?
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    04. What turns you off?
    05. What is your favorite curse word?
    06. What sound or noise do you love?
    07. What sound or noise do you hate?
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    09. What profession would you not like to do?
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Any other tidbits you would like to share: Nope
  • First name (if you want to tell): Tamie
    Meaning of user name: a little Spanish take on my name
    Geographical location: Seattle
    Age: 32
    Marital Status: married for about 4 years
    Children/Ages: 7 year old son
    Occupation: office manager for private label clothing manufacturer
    Pets: none
    Hobbies/Interests: scrapbooking, couponing, watching movies, hanging with the fam
    Height: 5'7
    Eye/Hair Color: green/dark brown
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: this time Jan 08
    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: 336/311/140
    Problem: binge eating/compulsive overeater
    Plan/Way of Eating: low fat, low carb, high fiber, high protein
    Favorite exercise: anything in the water
    Favorite movies: Grease, Sister Act, Mr. Deeds, Hairspray (old and new), Lion King, Step Up
    Favorite books/plays: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, The Color Purple
    Music: man...everything from country to classical to rap--all depends on my mood
    Favorite Quote(s): Hakunamatata
    Favorite People (dead and living): my parents, my husband, my son, almost all of my family :-), Oprah
    People I can’t stand: I don't like people that are dishonest
    Places you’ve been: Oregon, Idaho, Utah, California,Nevada,Hawaii,New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Canada, Mexico, American Samoa
    Places you want to visit: New Zealand, Australia, Western Samoa, Tahiti, Greece, Jamaica,
    Pivot’s questions (don’t think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word? Sassafras
    02. What is your least favorite word? Squishy
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? my family
    04. What turns you off? dishonesty
    05. What is your favorite curse word? ****
    06. What sound or noise do you love? birds in the morning
    07. What sound or noise do you hate? car alarms
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? teaching
    09. What profession would you not like to do? construction
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? you made it!
    Any other tidbits you would like to share: Nope
  • My bio
    First name (if you want to tell): Amy
    Meaning of user name: I love dolphins
    Geographical location: Mufreesboro Tn
    Age: 38
    Marital Status: Engaged
    Children/Ages: 12 y/o girl 16 y/o boy
    Occupation: Engineering Analyst
    Pets: Dog - Rascal & Dahlila (weimraners), Cats - Morris & Cami
    Hobbies/Interests: Watching my son play soccer, hanging out with my friends and relaxing when I get a chance
    Height: 5'5''
    Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Blonde
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: FOREVER!!! Ok for this time 1/27/08
    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: 198/196/130
    Problem: Binge eating/compulsive overeating
    Plan/Way of Eating Calorie counting and low carbs
    Favorite exercise Walking
    Favorite movies: Forrest Gump, We are Marshall, The Tudors and anyting that deals with Henry the 8th
    Favorite books/plays: John Grisham, Stephan King, Nicholas Sparks
    Music: Anything!!!
    Favorite Quote(s): It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. - Oriah Mountain Dreamer
    Favorite People (dead and living): Henry VIII, Toby Keith, Tom Cruise
    Pivotís questions (donít think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word? Love
    02. What is your least favorite word? @#*% (starts with an f)
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Nature, My family My man
    04. What turns you off? People who lie and stupidity
    05. What is your favorite curse word? ****!!
    06. What sound or noise do you love? childrenís laughter
    07. What sound or noise do you hate? alarm clock
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Marketing
    09. What profession would you not like to do? Housekeeper
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Hey nice to see ya, let's sit and have a chat.
    Any other tidbits you would like to share: I am anxious to lose all this weight that I have been struggling with over the years. I have two failed marriages behind me that I know have not helped my weight issues. I have found my soul mate and guess what? He was right there beside me for the past 20 years!!! We are engaged but in no hurry to get married. That being said, I want to be healthy and be around for a long time to be able to enjoy him and our family. So here I am going at it again. What is that they say about quitting smoking? It doesn't matter how many times you try to quit, try again.
  • Yet another newbie
    First name (if you want to tell): I don't want to tell

    Meaning of user name: Short for Fogueira Kwan Zheng Dao, the first means bonfire in Portuguese, the rest is my Buddhist name when I took the precepts. It means True Way of the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

    Geographical location: A red state

    Age: 53

    Marital Status: Married

    Children/Ages: None

    Occupation: Typist drone

    Pets: Four exquisite dogs

    Hobbies/Interests: Photography, languages (I can kinda sorta read and write French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Swedish with a dictionary but can't speak any of them and have no one to speak them with)

    Height: 5'0"

    Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Birth

    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: Original 147 down to 95, gained 20 pounds back, now 116/114/95 again

    Problem: Compulsive/binge addictive eating

    Plan/Way of Eating: Low fat vegan (McDougall, Fuhrman et al.)

    Favorite exercise: Walking

    Favorite movies: Anything foreign, especially German, movies made from Viclit like Pride and Prejudice

    Favorite books/plays: Mysteries (Elizabeth George, Jane Haddam, Sue Grafton, Minette Walters, Denise Mina, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, any Kellerman; favorite book of all time: Collected Sherlock Holmes), Victorian literature (BrontŽs, Dickens, Hardy, George Eliot)

    Music: Very old stuff like Steely Dan; 80s fluff like Hall and Oates; jazz (Ella Fitzgerald is God), Bach,Debussy, Satie

    Favorite Quote(s): One must know his limitations (John Milius, screenplay for Eastwood's "Magnum Force")

    Favorite People (dead and living): VanGogh, Gustave Flaubert, Voltaire, Abraham Lincoln, my husband, the Dalai Lama, any early to late middle aged British actor, e.g., Daniel Craig, Hugh Laurie, Toby Stephens

    People I canít stand: politicians, religious fanatics, local TV newscasters, my mother-in-law

    Places youíve been: East Coast, Illinois, British Columbia CA

    Places you want to visit: anywhere on earth, especially Scotland, Greece and Brazil

    Pivotís questions (donít think too long, answer as fast as you can

    01. What is your favorite word? bleak

    02. What is your least favorite word? teamwork

    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? any kind of art

    04. What turns you off? mindless drones of human beings

    05. What is your favorite curse word? the F word

    06. What sound or noise do you love? the MRI scanner

    07. What sound or noise do you hate? the chirp of TV news fakes first thing in the morning

    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? photographer, physician, journalist

    09. What profession would you not like to do? anything involving the public

    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Barbara has the fettuccine ready". (My best friend died 3 years ago.)

    Any other tidbits you would like to share: Not that I can think of.
  • First name (if you want to tell): TJ
    Meaning of user name: nickname from an old boyfriend
    Geographical location: Toledo, OH
    Age: 27 (almost 28...inchin my way to 30)
    Marital Status: single/boyfriend
    Children/Ages: not yet
    Occupation: graduate student/teacher
    Pets: cat:bishop, dog/boxer:sadie
    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, art, music, movies, fashion
    Height: 5'-7"
    Eye/Hair Color: brown/blonde (naturally brunette)
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Which one? (i liked this so i kept it, thanks ellis
    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: i need a scale
    Problem: Binge eating/compulsive overeating, emotional eating...eating cuz im bored (ok, just plain over eating)
    Plan/Way of Eating: Calorie counting, fresh/unprocessed foods
    Favorite exercise: pilates, yoga, carmen electra strip)
    Favorite movies: Reality Bites, My Fair Lady, any gangster movie, The Last Waltz...many more
    Favorite books/plays: Million Little Pieces, Memoirs of a Geisha
    Music: Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Alabama, Bob Dylan, Janes Addiction, Janis Joplin, Ben Harper, Neil Young....many more
    Favorite Quote(s):
    "I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if ya never take it seriously, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends." Penny Lane "Almost Famous"
    Favorite People (dead and living): Anyone who supports me instead of judging me. Anyone who encourages me instead of bringing me down. Anyone with a positive outlook that inspires me.
    People I can’t stand: see above
    Places you’ve been:all over the US, Canada, Mexico
    Places you want to visit: India, Thailand, Japan, Italy, Greek Islands, New Zealand
    Pivot’s questions (don’t think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word?
    dont know that i have a favorite
    02. What is your least favorite word? anything derogatory
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? still looking
    04. What turns you off? ignorance
    05. What is your favorite curse word?ummmmm
    06. What sound or noise do you love? crackling of a bonfire/fireplace or wood burner
    07. What sound or noise do you hate?unkind words
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? workin on my degree in rehab counseling...so that
    09. What profession would you not like to do? i'll try almost anything
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? you've been a good girl
    Any other tidbits you would like to share: No thanks
  • First name (if you want to tell): Patty

    Meaning of user name: Well, I have 3 boys, no girls, and a husband. Therefore, I am the queen in my house!

    Geographical location: Northern Ohio

    Age: 31

    Marital Status: Married 10-1/2 years to a wonderful man

    Children/Ages: 3 boys, 8, 6, & 4

    Occupation: SAHM, part-time teacher's aide

    Pets: None but we may get a chocolate lab this summer

    Hobbies/Interests: reading, playing with my kids

    Height: 5'-5''

    Eye/Hair Color: brown/blue

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 2006

    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: 177/142/130

    Problem: binge eating, finding excuses not to exercise

    Plan/Way of Eating: PORTION CONTROL!

    Favorite exercise Walking, walk away the pounds

    Favorite movies: My Cousin Vinny, The Breakfast Club, Seems Like Old Times, National Lampoons Vacation, Wedding Singer, many more

    Favorite books/plays: She's Come Undone, all books by Jodi Picoult

    Music: mostly top 40, some alternative, 80's rock

    Favorite Quote(s): "Self-control is knowing you can, but deciding you won't." - ?

    Favorite People (dead and living): my kids, husband and parents

    People I can’t stand: I don't really think about that

    Places you’ve been: Bahamas, Jamaica, Key West Florida, Myrtle Beach SC

    Places you want to visit: Hawaii, the West Coast states (DH plan on traveling a lot when we retire)

    Pivot’s questions (don’t think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word? ?
    02. What is your least favorite word? slice, moist
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? ?
    04. What turns you off? snobs
    05. What is your favorite curse word? sh$t
    06. What sound or noise do you love? my kids laughing
    07. What sound or noise do you hate? ?
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? none, I love what I do
    09. What profession would you not like to do? doctor, I would always be being sued
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome home!
    Any other tidbits you would like to share: No
  • First name (if you want to tell): Nicole (NYK)
    Meaning of user name: Nicole means bold and victorious I od live up to it or at least i try, nyk is nickname for me an old boyfriend gave me, it jsut kinda stuck
    Geographical location: Illinois
    Age: 18
    Marital Status: married
    Children/Ages: None
    Occupation: Student
    Pets: 2 dogs a LASSIE DOG (collie) and a TOTO DOG (carren terrier)
    Hobbies/Interests: reading, working out, tanning, im a dancer, jogger,diary writer
    Height: 5'7
    Eye/Hair Color: green blue
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: June 2006
    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: 160/145/135 ( i got down to 130 but gained it back due to stress eating
    [B]Problem:[/B] Binge eating/compulsive overeating I CAN LITERALLY EAT 10 POPTARTS AND HAVE ROOM! ONCE I BEGIN I DONT STOP
    Plan/Way of Eating: My own plan
    Favorite exercise jogging adn my favorite the crunch machine an CROSS TRAINER
    Favorite movies: I love movies! American History X, Blow, Goodfellas, any disney, tommy boy
    Favorite books/plays: anything by R.L. Stine or V.C ANDREWS
    Music: I listen to a little of everything, i love anything dancey, old rap, I lvoe PANIC AT THE DISCO,SNOOP DOGG, CRAIG DAVID
    Favorite Quote(s): "theres not better taste then thin
    Those who do wrong to others will have wrong done to them
    Favorite People (dead and living): ?DOnt know?
    People I canít stand: whiney people
    Places youíve been: florida, new york, carribean alot
    Places you want to visit: Amsterdam and I wanna go back to MEXICO
    Pivotís questions (donít think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word? ballin
    02. What is your least favorite word? no
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Passion
    04. What turns you off? criticism
    05. What is your favorite curse word? ****
    06. What sound or noise do you love? wind and palm trees
    07. What sound or noise do you hate? dogs barking
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? dancer
    09. What profession would you not like to do? a desk job
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? sup girl
    Any other tidbits you would like to share: Uh nope Oh i dont smoke
  • Nice To Meet Everyone! If Any Of You Have Many Similarities Message Me!~ But Id Love To Say Hi To Everyone
  • First name (if you want to tell): Gem
    Meaning of user name: Boo is my nickname for my O/H and he is rather delicious.
    Geographical location: Yorkshire,England.
    Age: 36
    Marital Status: Living with partner of 7 years
    Children/Ages: one 16 year old son
    Occupation: own business
    Pets: 3 naughty labradors
    Hobbies/Interests: Reading, surfing the net, new experiences, writing, dancing, nights out with the gals, nights in with D/P.
    Height: 5'6''
    Eye/Hair Color: blue eyes/blonde hair
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 23rd January 2008
    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: 198/188/140
    Problem: used to be Binge eating
    Plan/Way of Eating: varied calories 1000 to 1400 a day and daily exercise. No sugar - lotsa water.
    Favorite exercise: dancing, walking, running.
    Favorite movies: Grease, not a movie but all the Sex and the City series and Matrix.
    Music: Depeche Mode (best group yeha!) dance music, soul, rock, pop and some classical.
    Favorite People (dead and living): All my family and loved ones, Madonna, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth I and Tyra Banks.
    People I canít stand: Cruel people, children & animal abusers.
    Places youíve been: Most of Europe and North Africa - favourite places Italy & Germany
    Places you want to visit: America, Aus & New Zealand, Japan and Canada.

    Pivotís questions (donít think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word? Delicious
    02. What is your least favorite word? Buttons
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Anticipation, friendship and peace.
    04. What turns you off? arrogance
    05. What is your favorite curse word? ffs
    06. What sound or noise do you love? The sea, birds singing, childrens laughter.
    07. What sound or noise do you hate? arguing
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Rock Star
    09. What profession would you not like to do? Anything smelly.
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "You took your time".
    Any other tidbits you would like to share: Girls are better than boys
  • First name (if you want to tell): Tina
    Meaning of user name: Just my name not sure why 30
    Geographical location: Illiniois
    Age: 28
    Marital Status: married
    Children/Ages: Joey 11 Madison 6 Kyle 4
    Occupation: Stay at home mom
    Pets: 3 kids!LOL! For real 3 fish
    Hobbies/Interests: I love to read, shop, go to movies, but reading would be my #1
    Height: 5'6''
    Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Not sure of exact date but about 3 yrs ago
    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight:207/145.5/130
    Problem: Compulsive eating... binge eating... recreational eating... emotional eating... etc.
    Plan/Way of Eating:Just focusing on eating healthy foods. Portion control is also something I'm working on.
    Favorite exercise:I'm really loving strength training right now
    Favorite movies: Pretty Women, American Gangster...God I watch a lot of movies I can't choose
    Favorite books/plays:I love just about any kind of book
    Music: I like it all...depends on my mood!
    Favorite Quote(s): Nothing tastes as good as being thin
    Favorite People (dead and living): My grandparents
    People I can’t stand: rude people, know it alls, loud people...you get my point
    Places you’ve been: I've been around to many different places...not as many as I'd like though
    Places you want to visit: My dream would be Hawaii right now
    Pivot’s questions (don’t think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word? Okay
    02. What is your least favorite word? turtle
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? just being around good people
    04. What turns you off? rude people
    05. What is your favorite curse word? ****
    06. What sound or noise do you love? the ocean
    07. What sound or noise do you hate? dogs barking
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I'd love to be a social worker
    09. What profession would you not like to do? waitress
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome
    Any other tidbits you would like to share: nope
  • First name (if you want to tell): Cindy

    Meaning of user name: I love to rock n roll!!

    Geographical location: california -- as of right now

    Age: 31

    Marital Status: married

    Children/Ages: 4 kids 11,7,3,1

    Occupation: refer to last question

    Pets: 1 dog 1 cars

    Hobbies/Interests: reading, watching movies, running/working out, music

    Height: 5'4''

    Eye/Hair Color: blonde & pink/ green eyes

    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: august 2004

    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: 250/180/135

    Problem: Binge eating/compulsive overeating

    Plan/Way of Eating Calorie counting and exericise

    Favorite exercise: running, dvd work outs

    Favorite movies: the holiday, how stella got her groove back, anything Hugh Grant

    Favorite books/plays: Patricia Cornwell series, some Dean Koontz

    Favorite music: Rock--Thunder is my all time favorite!

    Favorite Quote(s):

    People I can’t stand: People that are fake, liars, cheats

    Places you've been:all over the U.S. Guam, Japan

    Places you want to visit: U.K.

    Pivot’s questions (don’t think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word? love
    02. What is your least favorite word? can't
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? The lead singer of my favorite band
    04. What turns you off? bad breath
    05. What is your favorite curse word?f**K
    06. What sound or noise do you love? my kids playing and laughing
    07. What sound or noise do you hate? my kids fighting
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? personal trainer
    09. What profession would you not like to do? cop
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome, my good and faithful servant
    Any other tidbits you would like to share: Nope
  • First name (if you want to tell): Tina
    Meaning of user name: sunrise
    Geographical location: Italy
    Age: 45
    Marital Status: married
    Children/Ages: 2 daughters, 2 years and 3 months old
    Occupation: Teacher (but I'm now a "stay at home mom" until september '09)
    Pets: I used to have a beautiful red cat, forever missed
    Hobbies/Interests: Writing, reading, watching movies, talking with people...
    Height: 1.54 m
    Eye/Hair Color: blue/blonde (I'm a false blonde, of course )
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I'm trying to lose weight from my childhood, even when I was not fat at all...But I want this time will be "the one", so I put today date: 03/02/2008
    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: 76/ 70/ something around 52-46 kg (my body will decide what is the right goal for me...)
    Problem: Binge Eating Disorder/compulsive overeating
    Plan/Way of Eating: a balanced diet+ psychological support for BED
    Favorite exercise: Walking and Swimming
    Favorite movies: all Hitchcock movies (and good crime-noir movies)
    Favorite books/plays: I tend to prefer "classic" literature and "contemporary" teathre
    Music: a little of everything
    Favorite Quote(s): ehr...ehm...now I can't remeber nothing nice enought...
    Favorite People (dead and living): my man, my mother, my daughters, my best friends, Gandhi, Rimbaud
    People I canít stand: Berlusconi (if you know him) and some other italian political men and women; stupid and/or arrogant people in general.
    Places youíve been: all European countries; Morocco, Nepal, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, French Polinesia, Caribbean Islands...and may be some other place I don't remember now!
    Places you want to visit: USA, Egypt, Kenya or Tanzania, Tibet, Cina
    Pivotís questions (donít think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word? poetry
    02. What is your least favorite word? ugly
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? curiosity
    04. What turns you off? stupidity and arrogance
    05. What is your favorite curse word? miiiiiii.... (that's sicilian...)
    06. What sound or noise do you love? people talking in an open space
    07. What sound or noise do you hate? traffic
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Psychologist, detective
    09. What profession would you not like to do? a boring one
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? So you did it!
  • Geographical location: North Carolina
    Age: 36
    Marital Status: Married for almost 11 years
    Children/Ages: None
    Occupation: Marketing
    Pets: Two ex-racing greyhounds
    Hobbies/Interests: Writing, reading as many books as possible, my doggies, charity work, travel, home improvement stuff (I love painting), watching movies, video games!
    Height: 5'6
    Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Dark blonde
    Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I can't remember. This time around...it's TODAY.
    Starting Weight/Present/Goal Weight: 230/230/145
    Problem: Food addiction/Binge & compulsive eating
    Plan/Way of Eating: Probably Weight Watchers combined with Overeaters Anonymous.
    Favorite exercise: Walking my dogs. Step aerobics. Eliptical trainer
    Favorite movies: The Godfather 1 & 2, The Sixth Sense, Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Star Wars (the originals!), The Color Purple, Monsters, Inc., Memento, The Pianist, Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Favorite books/plays: I would just ramble here, I have a lot of favorites.
    Music: All kinds. I love techno, alternative, grunge, 80s music and rock the best. Really dislike country, rap/soul and most "pop" music.
    Favorite Quote(s):
    It's better to do it and regret it than to regret not doing it. (can't remember where I heard this) and from Alice in Wonderland:
    'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
    'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,'
    'I don't know where. . .'
    'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.

    Favorite People (dead and living): My parents. In general my favorite people are the ones who come up with new ideas...inventors, musicians, scientists, writers, etc. No one specific, really.
    People I can’t stand: Paris Hilton, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coultier, Lindsay Lohan, Tom Cruise, Howard Stern.
    Places you’ve been: Almost all 50 states. Lived in 5 states and England, been to Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Ibiza, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Mexico, Bahamas and going to Costa Rica in a week & a half!
    Places you want to visit: So many places...Russia, Australia, Greek Isles, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Italy, Japan, Alaska...I'll stop now.

    Pivot’s questions (don’t think too long, answer as fast as you can)
    01. What is your favorite word? shenanigans
    02. What is your least favorite word? fart
    03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Interesting, intelligent people.
    04. What turns you off? Cruel & stupid people.
    05. What is your favorite curse word? Basta**!
    06. What sound or noise do you love? Rain
    07. What sound or noise do you hate? The ringing in my ears!
    08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Full-time writer
    09. What profession would you not like to do? Anything that would have me working outdoors in the NC summers - UGH.
    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "I'm sorry, but it made you a stronger person." and then He'll give me a hug.

    Any other tidbits you would like to share: I'm shy due to extremely low self-confidence.