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  • DATE: 10-27-2005

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: SunnyKells/Kelli

    AGE: 23

    BIRTHDAY: August 9th

    MARITAL STATUS: single

    SPOUSE’S NAME: n/a

    CHILDREN/AGES: n/a

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Computers, dancing, music, movies, pen palling

    PETS: none

    TOP WEIGHT: 200

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 187

    GOAL WEIGHT: 125

    HEIGHT: 5'2''

    EYE COLOR: brown

    HAIR COLOR: brown

    OCCUPATION: Account Management Specialist ... sounds fancy but it's really just boring and believe me, I specialize in nothing @ my job! lol

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Motivation and keeping with it.

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have found this support group -- never had ANY support in the past ... extremely motivated by "The Biggest Loser" this season for some reason, especially Jillian Michaels ... just FINALLY sick of where I am in weight & in life

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I would love to make friends here and have a support system ... I'm really in need of just people who really understand what I'm going through and who care.
  • DATE: 10-30-2005

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: Faith2005/Shannon

    AGE: 25

    BIRTHDAY: May 27

    MARITAL STATUS: engaged

    SPOUSE’S NAME:

    CHILDREN/AGES: none yet!

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Hiking, camping, anything outdoors really!

    PETS: fish

    TOP WEIGHT: around 230 ish

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 201

    GOAL WEIGHT: 150

    HEIGHT: 5'7''

    EYE COLOR: brown

    HAIR COLOR: dark blonde

    OCCUPATION: law student

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Ontario, Canada

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Stress eater!!!

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I am healthy and happy otherwise, and I feel extremely determined to lose this weight by my wedding in August 2006!

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
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    DATE: 11/08/05

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: ELLASWISH

    AGE: 40

    BIRTHDAY: 01/06

    MARITAL STATUS: Married

    SPOUSE’S NAME: J.J.

    CHILDREN/AGES: Boys, 16 and 11.

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, Painting, Walking

    PETS: Two cute little puppies.

    TOP WEIGHT: 194

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 194

    GOAL WEIGHT: 140

    HEIGHT: 5'04"

    EYE COLOR: BLUE

    HAIR COLOR: Depends on the season -

    OCCUPATION: Clerk - parttime 20 hours/week

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Chicago

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Knowing when to stop eating, avoiding impulsive, stress eating, and portion control. Oh yeah, moving enough.

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm starting to feel pains in my feet and legs and I know that carrying this extra weight could eventually disable or kill me.

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I'm usually a happy person, but I try too hard to please everyone around me before myself. I need to work on putting myself first without guilt, while maintaining a busy home life and loving and caring for those around me. When I get depressed or stressed, I eat. I need to share with others in my same position about different strategies and just to lift each other up!
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    DATE: 11-13-2005

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: bearcatmo/Melissa

    AGE: 25

    BIRTHDAY: 3-30-80

    MARITAL STATUS: married

    SPOUSE’S NAME: Brandon

    CHILDREN/AGES: Kade, 4 in a couple days!

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: scrapbooking, computer, reading

    PETS: cat named Simon

    TOP WEIGHT: 260

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 218

    GOAL WEIGHT: 190 or less

    HEIGHT: 5'5"

    EYE COLOR: Blue

    HAIR COLOR: umm...brown with blond highlights and red lowlights

    OCCUPATION: teacher

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: midwest

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: i love to eat and hate to exercise

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: if my husband can do it, I can too!

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?newbie, just starting to get familiar with the board. LOVE IT!!!

    DON'T FORGET TO JOIN US ON THE DAILY THREAD AFTER POSTING YOUR BIO... THANK YOU !!
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  • DATE: 12/18/05

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: minaaa, Wilma

    AGE: 23

    BIRTHDAY: 12/03/82

    MARITAL STATUS: single - long distance relationship

    SPOUSE’S NAME: bf = Irfan

    CHILDREN/AGES: n/a

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: computers, shopping, watching TV, biking & swimming (when the weather is good)

    PETS: we have a cat, but she's more my mom's

    TOP WEIGHT: 210

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 194

    GOAL WEIGHT: 145

    HEIGHT: 5'5"

    EYE COLOR: brown

    HAIR COLOR: dark brown, with some highlights added

    OCCUPATION: supportive services - Gateway Center of Monterey

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Monterey, CA

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: staying motivated

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: not sure yet

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I initially gained weight due to medication (Zyprexa & Risperdal, when I was first in the initial stages of diagnosis). I never managed to lose it again, and also a change in diet didn't help either (I went from strict vegan to eating a lot more dairy and butter fat, etc.). Now, I'm trying to find the discipline to go back to my once healthier lifestyle.
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    DATE: 12/18/05

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: Suz78/Suzanne

    AGE: 27

    BIRTHDAY: 4/12

    MARITAL STATUS: single, hopefully engaged in 2006!!!

    SPOUSE’S NAME: n/a yet!

    CHILDREN/AGES: none, yet again!!!

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: shopping, like any warm blooded female, movies, bowling, music

    PETS: n/a

    TOP WEIGHT: 221

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 221

    GOAL WEIGHT: 150's

    HEIGHT: 5'4

    EYE COLOR: blue

    HAIR COLOR: blonde

    OCCUPATION: seriously stressful insurance

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Massachusetts

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Eating for emotional fulfillment!!! Stress eating. Rewarding myself with Food!!!

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Put a fork in me I am so done with feeling so unhealthy. I should not have health problems at age 27!!!

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I deal with both depression and anxiety...waking up in the middle of the night freaking out about work, everything I need to do, or whatever else may be going wrong in my life, panic attacks. I tend to isolate myself very fast when I don't feel well but... I have great people in my life though and I will continue to cope and recover.
  • DATE: 1/3/06

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: Alabamachubster/ Andrea

    AGE: 23

    BIRTHDAY:4/20

    MARITAL STATUS:Single, but hopefully not for long

    SPOUSE’S NAME: None yet..

    CHILDREN/AGES: none yet...

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Drawing, painting, knitting, crocheting, hiking, camping, photography, animal rights, my pets, acting crazy with my bf Cory, reading, journaling, scrapbooking, school, playing the mountain dulcimer, music

    PETS: 1 dog "General Lee", 2 cats "Angel" and "Leo", 2 guinea pigs "Sullivan" and "Milton", 2 rats "Maude" and "Gussie", 2 degus "Gugi" and "DeDe", 2 gerbils "Sophia" and "Josephine", 3 betta fish "Mars", "Jerry", and " Jorge", and 3 hermit crabs "Killer", "Dirty Harry", and "Zippy"

    TOP WEIGHT: 330

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 330

    GOAL WEIGHT: 180

    HEIGHT: 6 ft

    EYE COLOR: Hazel

    HAIR COLOR: light golden brown

    OCCUPATION: Biology major/ student

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Alabama

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Ahh, not enough excercise, general laziness, my meds, portion control, my "not hungry anymore" button doesn't work

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I believe in myself, I really "want" it this time, I'm concerned about my health

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Oooh, I tend to get a little crazy from time to time. I go through bouts of depression and then I'm all okay. Its weird. I have sever panic disorder and I think I'm bipolar. But, I'm okay, I guess.
  • DATE: 1/10/06

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: Arian/Erin

    AGE: 26

    BIRTHDAY:11/12/79

    MARITAL STATUS:Single, but living with 'em

    SPOUSE’S NAME: er..Boyfriend's Name:Ron

    CHILDREN/AGES: None

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: knitting, reading, movies, cooking, reading cookbooks, SCA, and anthything and all things medieval

    PETS: None. The boy is anti-pet

    TOP WEIGHT: 175

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 155

    GOAL WEIGHT: 130-125

    HEIGHT: 5ft5 on a good day

    EYE COLOR: blue

    HAIR COLOR: brown with purple streaks

    OCCUPATION: Travel agent, but going back to school

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: New Hampshire

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Not enough exerciese/motivation to go. My meds can affect my metabalism as well


    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm doing this for me. I'm worth it.

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I can not spell. Bill GAtes made spell check for a reason I have depression/anxiety and self worth issues.
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    DATE: January 10, 2006

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: zsuzsu64 / Susan

    AGE: 41

    BIRTHDAY: July 18, 1964

    MARITAL STATUS: Divorced

    SPOUSE’S NAME: I don't think you really want me to type what I would like to!

    CHILDREN/AGES: Son -- Cole -- 7 years old (soon to be 8)

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: cross-stitch, reading and long hot baths! aaaaahhhh

    PETS: Fish, Birds, and a Hamster

    TOP WEIGHT: 292

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 170.4

    GOAL WEIGHT: 160

    HEIGHT: 5' 8"

    EYE COLOR: Blue

    HAIR COLOR: Red (right now!)

    OCCUPATION: Customer Service/Sales/Administrative/Marketing --- I do it all

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: British Columbia, Canada

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: My biggest problem in weight loss is that I have severe clinical depression, am a single parent raising a special needs child (Severe Asthma, Severe ADHD and Cerebral Palsy) who needs fattening up (according to his Doctor). The weight came on without the effort so why does it require so much effort to take it off!

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I want to be healthy and be able to go out and have fun. I live in the Okanagan Valley and it is referred to as the Palm Springs of Canada --- lots of beaches, water and sunshine in the summer --- and boy did I ever used to look good in a bikini!

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I joined LA Weight Loss in September and am slowly plugging away at the weight loss.
  • DATE: January 18, 2006

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: Pkittsy - Pam

    AGE: I'm 34

    BIRTHDAY: July 12, 1971

    MARITAL STATUS: Married

    SPOUSE’S NAME: Jim

    CHILDREN/AGES: Mandi is 14, Mikey is 11, and Joey is 8

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: I love cooking, gardening, exercise, being around people, volunteering, and being around my kids (sometimes)

    PETS: Purdy is our dog, Maggie is our kitty

    TOP WEIGHT: 256

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 200

    GOAL WEIGHT: 135

    HEIGHT: 5' 5"

    EYE COLOR: Greenish Hazel

    HAIR COLOR: Reddish Brown

    OCCUPATION: Domestic Goddess....Volunteer Extrordinaire

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: New Hampshire, USA

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Following through!

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I have been working on this for over 18 months now...I think I just want it badly enough this time.

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? 18 months ago, at 256lbs, I quit smoking...and started my diet. I did it like that because if you exercise, you can't smoke...it just really doesn't work....I really want to be healthy! (And happy....and taking care of myself makes me feel good)
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    DATE: January 23, 2006

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: CMorrison64 / Connie Morrison

    AGE: 41

    BIRTHDAY: November 15, 1964

    MARITAL STATUS: Married / Actually Common Law, living in sin for past 16 years

    SPOUSE’S NAME: Robert

    CHILDREN/AGES: My 2 from first marriage: Stefanee - 21; Brianna - 18 and his daughter from his first marriage Monique - 17

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Scrapbooking, making greeting cards, making jewelry, avid readier, writing romance novels and poetry, hiking, fishing, camping, photography, travel, music

    PETS: 5 yr old Yellow Lab ... Buster

    TOP WEIGHT: Now ... 276

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 276

    GOAL WEIGHT: Anything below 200 would be a change

    HEIGHT: 5'10"

    EYE COLOR: Blue

    HAIR COLOR: Red

    OCCUPATION: Unit Secretary Med/Surg/ Cancer floor

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Denver, CO

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: STRESS

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I don't know, just have to keep trying

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? ????
  • DATE: 1/24/2006

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: Jess_B

    AGE: 27

    BIRTHDAY: 7/3

    MARITAL STATUS: married

    SPOUSE’S NAME: Brian

    CHILDREN/AGES: son/9, daughter/7, daughter/5, son/3

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: reading, writing, crochet, knitting

    PETS: one cat

    TOP WEIGHT: 240

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 231

    GOAL WEIGHT: 170

    HEIGHT: 5'4"

    EYE COLOR: brown

    HAIR COLOR: brown

    OCCUPATION: editor

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: MN

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: I have a history of bulimia/anorexia. I also have hypothyroidism. I don't eat that much, but my metabolism is shot. Finding the time to exercise with 4 young kids. But I'm managing.

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I'm trying not to focus so much on weight this time around. I'm focusing on how I'm feeling and how my clothes fit.

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Not that I can think of.
  • DATE: 1/29/06

    USERNAME/REAL NAME: Desertdreamer/ Danielle

    AGE: 36

    BIRTHDAY: September 2

    MARITAL STATUS: Married

    SPOUSE’S NAME: Bryan

    CHILDREN/AGES: Alex-13,Nicole-11,Kori-9

    HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Reading, movies, surfing the net, playing w/ my kids

    PETS: None

    TOP WEIGHT: 250.5

    CURRENT WEIGHT: 244

    GOAL WEIGHT: 130

    HEIGHT: 5'4"

    EYE COLOR: Brown

    HAIR COLOR: Brown

    OCCUPATION: SAHM

    GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Phoenix, AZ

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Lack of Patience!

    WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: Slow and easy wins the race. Everyday that I make an attempt to treat myself good, the results will pay off. Stop the negativity.

    ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? Would love to change my "hobbie/interests" to things more active. Hopefully this will change in time. I hate to exercise!