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Team Name: New To PEERtrainer December, 2010
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chubb a lubb

I'm a veterinary student and active in my church's band. I sit in class 8 hours a day and go home to study for several more hours after. Needless to say, I grab what food is super easy, super fast (and unfortunately super unhealthy). I really enjoy comfort food and food is often the "reward" of many after completing a large amount of studying...which is all the time. And when you have 2 tests a week its hard to make the time to study.

I'm 23yrs old am a mother of twins boy/girl am a first time parent.

Im 42, stay at home mother of three, very happily married to a wonderful man for 15 years. I like all sorts of stuff.... animals, playing piano, horseback riding, crafts, art... I also like to eat....! no kidding. :o)

I am a wife and mother of 3 children...ages 13, 9, and 3. Really need the continued motivation and support so that I will continue to keep trying to lose. Suffer from being extremely tired and having no energy.

I was always tall and thin growing up. In the year after my 25th birthday, my metabolism caught up to me. I thruhiked the Appalachian Trail in 2008 and was my thinnest ever. I know that kind of intense exercise will not fit into my schedule now... but I also know that I m capable of having a body I am proud of.

I'm a 41y/o homeschooling mother of 4. Only two of them at home now. I really need to get healthy and drop some weight. I am an asthmatic and sometimes that poses a challenge in the exercise department.

I'm a PA student who tells patients to increase their exercise and watch their diet every day. I want to be able to say that I do that too. I also want to increase my energy level and get into a healthy routine. I graduate in the spring and am getting married in the summer so I want to lose weight to look good and feel even better.

i'm scarlet , i use to weigh 156, and was 5'8, and eversince i got sick with my pancreas and liver problems, I had to contain a certain weight... over the past couple months, i now weigh 134 pounds.

I am financial advisor and entreprenuer, wife and mother of four!

Like to exercise but find it challenging to fit it in during week. I keep a log and it shows I usually fit in 3-4 workouts a week. Live in a climate with cold, dark winters-it finally snowed so now we can ski. I am a cancer survivor-3 months post thoracotomy for a rare cancer and am still adjusting to this new reality. I am a clinical nurse manager

I am a 32 year old woman, living in Switzerland and working in finance. I like to work out but have a hard time maintaining momentum and continuity. And I love to eat!

Im 37, work fulltime.

I'm 23 years old and I've been overweight almost my entire life. I'm from northern california, but I'm currently living in Utah. I live with my boyfriend of 5 years, and because of his job, we travel all over the country. In the last 2 1/2 years we've lived in Nebraska, Indiana, Louisiana, Wyoming, and now Utah. Both diabetes and heart problems run in my family, making it even more important that I shed the weight as soon as possible. On my mothers side, my grandfather, grandmother, aunt, uncle and mother all suffer from diabetes. So its never been an "if", but a "when" for me. And I know that losing the weight would certainly help me control that. I also suffer from PCOS, and would like to control those symptoms and inconveniences.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can't be helped. I love playing casino en ligne.

I am a 34 yr old father of a great son and wonderful daughter.I work around 60 hrs a week and have gained 40 lbs last year due to stress.I am a active father that coached son baseball team and helps mt daughter with cheerleading.

47 year old female, married with one child

I'm 28 - 5'5" and currently 155 pounds. I am a classic yo-yo dieter. In the past I have worked really hard to get my extra weight of, then once it's off I swear to myself that I'll never gain it back. And I always gain it back. Over the last two years I have worked out consistently and kept up wth my diet, and have still been consistently gaining weight. It has to stop now!

I'm a wife and a mother of 2 boys. I used to work full time night shift to put my husband threw school. I worked really hard and put myself on the back-burner in many different ways.God has always provided for our family. A couple of months ago God provided a way for me to be a stay at home mom and NOW its time to focus on getting myself healthy!

I am almost 61 and have been slightly overweight most of my life. I do not want to be skinny, just healthy and feel better about myself.

married and a mother of 3 great kids I turn 53 in Feb. I procrastinate which gets me behind the 8 ball and then I feel stressed and head for the food. used to be pleasantly thin and still athletic but no longer hoo

I need to lose a lot of weight in order to be healthier. My long term goal is to get to a size 8 or 10. I have been at these sizes before, so it is possible. I have little milestone goals in between this big goal to help keep my motivation up.

I am a 31 year old stay-at-home wife/mom of 6 children ranging from the ages 4 to 12. You would think that would keep me busy enough to lose the weight...but not so much ;o) I enjoy many different crafts, such as quilting, crocheting, scrapbook, and cross-stitching.

Teacher. Musician, Tennis player. Walker. Cook.

41 Year Old Mother of 2 Girls. Work full time.

I love the outdoors and love to read

I am a 27-year-old teacher in Dallas. I am planning to run in a few upcoming marathons. I am an avid jogger, but a beginning marathon-runner.

Just turned 40 last month. Wife, mom and nurse. Also graduate student as I am working on completeing my masters in nursing to be a family nurse practitioner. 4 kids and a great hubby. Gained alot of weight with first pregnancy and than a little more with each one. I have tried to lose over the years and lose and regain the same 30 over and over. I am looking to make a lasting change.

I am a senior at WCSU

I am a wife and mother of two handsome boys.

I am a 23-year-old college student on the cusp of finishing up my Masters degree. I feel that this is a great time to lose weight as I will now have more time to devote to diet and exercise. My highest weight was 219lbs but my current weight is 185lbs. I have lost and gained weight all through college however, the past 9 months was my greatest success over a sustained period. My ideal weight would be 140lbs but I would be very satisfied if I maintained around 160lbs (I am 5"9').

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I lost 70 lbs back in 2008 but have slowly put 40 lbs back on

Work full time.

I am 33 and a divorced mother of two beautiful girls. I am 5'1'' and 215 lbs. I love the Lord and know that it is His will for me to be healthy. I am a stay at home mom and I am in search of God's direction for me. I know my self confidence may be keeping me from going out and being bold for Him. I want to be the best I can be for the Lord.

Stay at home mom... very challenging and rewarding. The challenges are more but the rewards are great! I can't get my excercising in like I used to though.

Scribbler and doodler, writer and reader, always pulling for the underdog, dancer and laugher, endlessly curious and can't wait to find out.... . Play me Chet Baker and the Duke (Ellington), Led and Who, Mozart and Beethoven. . Tune me into Rick Mercer, Sean Majumber and Seinfeld. Screen Arsenic and Old Lace, Casablanca or The Big Lebowski. . Read me anything Shakespeare, Raymond Chandler or Richard Brautigan.

im 5'5 and i weigh 175lb ive never been skinny in my 20 yrs of life. ive tried to diet so many times but i can never stick to any diets i try. all i want is modivation from others that are going through the same.

I'm a programmer and a culinary arts student. I spend a lot of time at the desk and in the kitchen, not such a great combination, eh? I would like to lose some weight, but mostly I just want to get healthy.

stay at home (with a home business) mom with two teenage boys and an engineer husband. I am fairly muscular but have too much fat. I need to feel strong to be happy with myself and while I have always been an exerciser, I have also been an emotional overeater.

I'm 17 a senior in high school, I have strugguled all my life with weight and really need to buckle down and finally do it.

Busy like everyone else and run out of energy by the end of the day. I am divorced, kids grown, and had to put my 14 yr old Pekinese to sleep in July so the house feels empty. I am a quiet type anyway. I decided not to get another dog.

I have been overweight as long as I can remember - since middle school - and am now in early 40's. Have overweight grandparents and parents too. Lost 67 lbs about 14 years ago with medication/exercise/eating right - maintained for about 2 years - then it all came back

Well, first and foremost, I am a born again Christian, I'm 35 years old, happily married for almost 17 years, we have 5 children ages 16, 10, 7, 4, and 1 1/2. Our 7 year-old is the only girl. I was homeschooling them while I lived in Fl, but they have been going to magnet schools since I've moved to NC about 4 months ago. I LOVE scrapbooking, reading, knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I don't get a lot of time to do all of these things but I somehow squeeze in some of it here and there!

I'm a very active 16 year old and I went on medication that made me gain 12 pounds in 3 weeks AH! I have lost 4 of those 12 but I still have more to go and I gotta get them off. But just to push myself my goal is 11 pounds, because those 3 are unnecessary :)

I am 35 and divorced. I always been big but lost 200 pounds and weighed 180 10 yrs ago. Due to stress in my marriage and from divorce I gained all of it back. I need to lose 200+ pounds and get my life back!

I am 49 years old, divorced, born again Christian. I work in the food service industry (which is how I gained weight) I am a 3yr breast cancer survivor. I have one son that will be graduating from Va Tech this May.

I live in Michigan, so winters are hard for working out. I work from home, so eating is easy to do. I love my family and want to stay healthy for them and also to encourage them also.

I am a 32 yrold stay at home Mom to four boys

Single Mom of two children ages 9 and 12. Works fulltime as a Project Manager

Single mom of 2 girls (2 & 4), newly relocated to Dallas, TX. Originally from South Africa. Accountant. Struggling with Hypothyroidism & the wonderful side effect of weight gain.

I am 34 years, live in Denver, married, four step children, avid baseball fan, CFO for a mid-sized telemarketing company. I have had a life-long struggle with being obese. I hired a personal trainer for education and some initial accountability, which has worked well in my favor. I have lost 60 pounds in about six months. Almost half way to my ultimate weight goal.

I am a junior in college, I'm 5'3'' and I currently weigh about 120 lbs. I am an English major and I am excited to get my butt in gear!

I am a fitness & business consultant! I decided to join Team Beachbody because they have such a great source of products that I enjoy using to stay healthy and in shape. I want to use this page as a way to encourage, motivate, educate and save lives!

27 years old! I have about 60 lbs to lose! After my child I havnt been able to shed any of the weight I gained during my pregnancy, though before I got pregnant I was already about 30 lbs over weight! I struggle the most with motivation and getting my self to start, and finish while staying on track!

I'm 26 years old & just moved to Tampa from Tallahassee. I was up there for school & then stayed because I got a job & into a long term relationship. The relationship wasn't healthy & somewhere along the way I lost myself & let myself go. My weight has always gone up & down. Usually from really heavy to heavy back to really heavy. I moved to Tampa because of a new job & it gave me the opportunity to be closer to family. I left the bad relationship & am working on getting myself back. I've already started working out & losing weight & I feel better already. I just know I have a long way to go & can use all the support I can get.

My name is Heather and I have an almost 4 mth old son. I have always struggled with my weight and am know pushing almost 170. Since I am always at home, I find myself lacking the motivation to work out and eat healthy. Also dealing with post partum depression doesn't help much. I hope to gather the strength to reach my goals for myself and my family.

I have a two year old daughter and a three month old daughter that keep me on my toes that is for sure. My husband is the love of my life, but I thought that I would spare him from my constant talk of starting my diet and exercise "on Monday" so I am hoping you all can help me with that. I seem to be great for two weeks and then give in to diet coke and junk food and then I undo all that I has accomplished. I need to get me eating on track and my walk with God on track so I am hoping by writing down how I am doing will keep me accountable.

Just turned 30 and somehow i don't even recognise myself. I have always struggled with my weight but what i wouldn't give to be 180 pounds - back when i thought i was too fat to go out! now i am 260 pounds and have no idea how i even got here (well...some idea)

I am a mother of to a beautiful 10 month old baby girl named Piper. Her father and I have been together for 5 years and we have a happy little family that I am cannot get enough of. I am currently in college for Nursing and plan to move on to get my master's degree! When I was pregnant I only gained 30 lbs. I lost it all within 2 weeks after having Piper. In that 10 months I gained it ALL back! I now weigh what I weighed when I was 9 months pregnant! I don't know how this happened. I just want to be healthy like I was in high school.

I have struggled with my weight all my life.Im have never been really obese or thin.Im just stuck in the middle and about and about 35lbs over weight.

Im 23 years old..and trying to loose 20lbs! I have always loved working out and eating healthy but struggle with overeating and emotional eating, especially on the weekends those are the hardest days for me! I usually do great during the week, but when the weekend comes, and I am off my normal schedule I have a much harder time and end up erasing all my hard work, which has been super frustrating! I have lost 20lbs since my heaviest in September 2010 but would still like to lose another 20 to get to my ultimate goal weight!

15, sophomore girl. trying to lose 10-15 lbs.

I am 42 and have lived in Western, NY all of my life except for 2 years in Memphis, TN in the late 1990's. I am a Director of Food Service for a local schools and love being active. I have an amazing girlfriend who is my inspiration along with my 2 girls..I have always been in great shape until an injury in 2000 and gained about 90 lbs.

Married with 2 sons, 6 and 11.

I'm 19 and a sophomore in college. I was going to go into the health field, but eventually realized it was not my calling. So, I am now an education major and want to teach special education. I have a son that will be two in February, and I'm planning on moving out by my 20th birthday in May.

i am 21 yrs old, i have had a problem with my weight starting with highschool. then i drastically lost 50 pounds using diet pills and weighed 147. i then got into a relationship and got comfortable. the pounds just packed on. now i weigh 210! and im miserable. I JUST WANT TO BE HAPPY!

53 year old male. I divorced more than five years ago, and I packed on the pounds. I have lost nearly 30, but have more to go.

20 years young and looking to be healthy!

I am 23 years old. I just graduated college and want to start fresh at this incredible transition in my life. I am more than 100 lbs overweight and want to regain my health and self esteem.

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I'm a 22 year old, female. Married. And, need help.

I am a single mom with 3 grown boys. They are 23, and then a set of twins that are 21. I work in sales and I love my job even though at times it can really get stressful.

I lost 100 pounds using Dr. Phil's 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom and have kept my weight off about 4 years now. I recently have had some life challenges and have gained back 20 pounds and have been giving in to more and more impulsive eating.

Sophmore highschool; im in the prime of my youth I want to be smoking.

I love being active and outdoors, but I moved away from my active friends, and instead was hanging out with friends that only enjoyed sitting around drinking. I've always been a little over weight, but now that I'm moving again I'm ready for a new (healthier) start.

I am an 18 year old, engaged to be married (no date set yet), female. I started out at 222. This is the heaviest I have EVER been. I used to be around 175, but very athletic and fit, when I had a fall and injured my shoulder irreversibly. I was so unaware of my weight gain I refused to even get onto a scale. But when I finally did, I knew It was already as far as it would it go. I work 2 jobs that make me stand on my feet for 13 hours a day total, so working out takes a big push! SW:222 GW:120-125

55 pounds over goal weight

I love to exercise but I also love to eat. I often eat to the point where I feel sick. When I'm eating balanced and not over doing it, I feel really good about myself-emotionally and physically. But I have almost no will-power. I've logged my food journal and had support of friends or family before, and that's when I've been most successful.

I'm 21, a student, and I currently live in Beijing. I did used to be about 168 lbs but I lost about 28lbs last year before I moved out to China in August. Now I'e been here for six months and the weight is creeping back on (about 7lbs), mostly because I stopped exercising and started drinking again, not to mention all the pork dumplings...I would like to get to my goal weight (finally) of 120lbs.

I became a vegan a few months ago and have lost 20 lbs but the weight loss has come to a standstill and Id like to keep losing until I raech my goal. I've been overweight since having my 2 children after being thin my whole life.

Working mom of 2 girls. Would like to lose 15 pounds.

I lost around 50 lbs by eating right and riding my bike to work every day. Now with the cold weather (brrrr) I've joined a gym to continue with my work outs. This is the best weight I've been in my adult life, and finally have reached a "normal" weight (I'm 5'10)

I am a 34 year old mother of two wonderful children. I was thin growing up until I entered motherhood and put oh quite a bit of weight. I recently (6/15/10) underwent RNY gastric bypass surgery and have dropped 95.5 lbs since then. I have always wanted to be a runner but did not think it was in my cards. I believe that I have the determination to succeed in this endeavor. I think this team will help me reach my goals and to tone up my body and continue to lose weight and to get down to my ultimate weight goal of between 120-130 lbs! I am currently weighing in at 168.5, so 38.5 lbs to go!

I'm 19, and I've struggled with my weight since I was about 10. I developed an eating disorder (I'd switch between overeating and barely eating) in response to family stress and bullying at school. I also had a thyroid problem that caused weight gain, which has since been corrected. I have now been in therapy the last couple years and I feel that my eating disorder is now fairly well controlled. So with the thyroid problem and eating disorder dealt with, I can now become the fit, healthy me I've wanted to be for years. Unfortunately, I currently weigh about 320 pounds so I have a lot of work to do to get there lol. Mostly I'm just looking for some support and some people to lean on when life gets rough. I also have an alcohol problem, so if there's anyone else trying to battle booze and fat at the same time, feel free to send me a message. It'd be good to have the support of someone who understands both issues.

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I live in Mountain View Wy. I love doing stuff outdoors jogging, biking, hiking, four wheeling etc.

I have two grown children who have recently moved out on their own, I have a new job and love what I do and enjoy spending time with my husband. I have struggled with my weight for over 20 years and can't remember a time that I have not been thinking about food or been on some kind of diet.

21 year old Full time paramedic. Part time horseback rider, outdoor lover and mom to an amazing dog named Lance :)

I am a married mother of two and a full time teacher. I am in my early/mid thirties.

I have been married for 20 years, I am 41. Last semester I quit my full time job and started going to college fulltime this past semester. I now work part time, in behavioral health and with children who are aging out of state custody by teaching them life skills. All my children are grown my youngest joined the military last January.

6 feet 340 lb. i am a nurse and work 3 nights a week. mother of 4 and married to a wonderful man.

I am a 39 year old stay at home mom who lives in Novi, MI. My little boy started Kindergarten in the fall and I have no more excuses to stop me getting back to my pre baby weight! I used to have a very successful career and always made time to look after myself. I had iron willpower over what I ate and exercise was for fun! How times change :o) I would not change a second of it as raising my son is the highlight of my life however I would like to get my confidence and body back. For me. An added incentive is that my sister is getting married in June and I have a strapless number to wear. I aim to use this as a motivator!

I am a 32 year old baseball coach just south of San Antonio, TX. I am happily married for the past ten years with two wonderful children, 2 great danes, 2 fat cats, and 2 smelly hamsters!

I am 59 years old and have been with my husband for 17 years. We have been married for the past 7 years. I live in Philadelphia and work full time. I have 1 married daughter and 2 grand children. I enjoy camping in a travel trailer during the summer months.

I am a busy, working mom of a 2 year old. I once was 165 lbs....not pregnant.....& vowed never to go back to that weight. Got in really great shape just before I found out I was pregnany & have fought to get that body back ever since.

I am a 36 year old mother of two, ages 7 and 5 and a wife of 15 years with my husband. I am quite a picky eater with few choices in my menu. I am a recovering vegetarian and trying to increase food choices.

My name is Christy. I'm 26 yrs old and 220 lbs. I'm an emotional eater and tend to eat even though I'm full at times. I'm ready to be able to live life to the fullest.....

My name is Ashlee. I"ll be turning 23 in February. Ive battled my weight all my life. I spiraled out of control 3 years ago when my mother passed away at the age of 40. Im now at the heaviest an unhealthiest Ive ever been.

i have two kids age 3 and 1.

Emotional eater , wine drinker , not happy with midscection and luv handles , thighs are getting bigger . I eat all my calories at one sitting. I am a very busy person and very active . cant find time to get so when i eat i eat allot till it hurts.

I'm 24 yrs old and need to lose the weight I have been gainning over the past year. My husband and I want to start trying to have a baby in the next 5 months or so, but for health reasons and so I don't gain even more weight I want to lose at least 25-30 lbs before considering trying.

I am partially retired, female, 66 but don't act it or think it! I love riding my bicycle, dancing, walking, reading. My trusty companion is my 15 year old poodle.

I'm a 25 year old grad student. Happily married for just over a year and trying to add a little one to our family. I'm hoping to get fit again for several reasons. I have a strong family history of heart disease and high blood pressure (my dad had his first heart attack at 39) and I have high cholesterol, but trying to stay off of medications. I also want to make sure that the baby we'll hopefully conceive soon has the best start possible and a good role model.

I have been with my husband for 7 years and married for 3 1/2 years. I have a son that is 8 years old, a daughter 6 years old, a son 4 years old and a son 2 years old. I ALWAYS promised myself after having kids I would lose my "baby" fat. I have tried diet and diet and NEVER stick with any of them. On October 20, 2010 I put my foot down and decided I am so tired of my kids asking me to play with them and I feel to lazy to do anything. I want to be there and enjoy playing with my kids while I'm still young and my kids being young.

I lost about 50 lbs over the last two years and have maintained the loss; however, it's time to get motivated to start another weight loss journey. I lost the weight without exercise, so this time I really need to focus on incorporating exercise, especially since I'm an editor and sit for many hours and as a hobby I like to read (more sitting!).

I am 21 years old and have been overweight my whole life, and now I am considered obese. I have a 4 month old son who I want to be able to keep up with. I actually lost weight and since I have had him I gained some back. I use to take diet pills in highschool that made me not hungry and even throw up sometimes, I lost some weight and was happy, untill I stopped taking them. After I stopped taking them I gained double of what I lost and that just put me in a huge depression. So I want to do it the right way now. One of the hard things about trying to lose weight for me is the control. My boyfriend is naturally thin and he eats junk food all the time. So when I am with him all I eat is crap and it pisses me off because he doesnt gain a pound and I am packing them on like theres no tomorrow.

35 year old mum of two little cuties daughter is 2yr and my little man has just turned 1. Aussie who i currently living in Europe as my husband i here on business.

I am a working professional heading a Client solutions team in a leading Radio company in Mumbai, India. Having successfully lost over ten kgs , twice in the last 5 years, I have somehow not had the motivation to maintain the same. Sadly all the weight I had lost is back :( Hoping to be motivated and lose 20 kgs

I am a very funny, 51 yr old, sun loving, bubbly gal who endures the harsh winters of Chicago. Burrr! I work long hours and commute 2 hours a day. Since I haven't won the lotto as yet, and am NOT living on the beaches in my mind, I find myself entertained with great friends and great FOOD. :) Just joined up with the Point of NO RETURN where we are going to kick it in gear and get svelt again!! Whoot!

I just have the last ten to go.

I am a 5'5" 130 lbs college student. I used to be heavier when I was younger, but I've been much more active in college. I recently completed my first marathon with a time of 4 hours and 10 minutes! The training required really helped me learn a lot about myself and how far I can push my limits. However I've really never been completely happy with how I look.

32, 5'5" 145 lbs now 125 goal + create an active sustainable lifestyle. recently returned to grad school...not much free time to cook or shop and i'm eating on the run. i'm also on quite a budget, so i'm choosing bad foods that cost less.

I'm male, 42, married with 2 children. I am one of the founders of PEERtrainer.

I am literally for the first time in my life taking care of me.

I am 39yo SAHM of 6dc ages 11-1.5. When I began exercising I weighed approx 160 am now 154.

I am 45 years old and an a generally active, healthy, fit person. I struggle with binge eating (SUGAR!) and trigger foods that lead me down the ugly path of self loathing (and weight gain).

I'm 29, 5'7", 143 lbs and looking to lose 5-10 lbs. I'm married, have a 1 year old baby girl and work as an underwriter. I love to laugh and take advantage of life but I need to get serious with an exercise routine! I generaly eat whole organic food but I do slip sometime and would love to have a better discipline. I'm also looking at getting better muscle tone. I'm not really into diets, I'm more inteterested in a sustainable lifestyle that will help me keep a healthy mind/body balance.

I'm 28, originally from the Midwest but call California home. I love good, local food. I don't eat processed food, fast food, or any junk like that. I'd rather make it myself than buy it at a store. I am one of those people that has to work really hard to lose weight and I'm having a really hard time finding the right balance to make it happen. I am married, no kids, with two very energetic dogs. I love to run, snowboard, road bike, read (a lot), take walks, daydream, and cook.

We all have bad habits we would like to quite. Sometimes it takes many attempts to change a habit. For me eating sweets was my worst enemy because I have no portion control. My heaviest weight was 3 years ago when I weighed 210lbs. 210 because I sat around eating junk because I was stressed or bored. Last August I was inspired by some girls I was living/working with and I found the motivation to stop eating sweets. I don’t even crave them or think about them being a necessity in my life. This winter instead of gaining my “hibernation weight” I have been slowly losing weight. All I need to do is add exercise back into my routine.

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I am 25 and I live with a loving supportive boyfriend. He sees me as beautiful, and I love him for that, but I want to see that too. I am applying to get into nursing school. I love to cook and bake. I also love to go out to eat, which is my downfall. I want a Pug and to name it Ruby. One of my passions is reading and writing.. if I could write youth fiction and get paid that would be a dream! I love to go dancing and love to shop, but haven't done much of that lately. I am a lively, friendly, caring person who hasn't felt much alive lately.

Im a 21 year old girl with a succesful career but lacking the motivation to lose weight. Looking for the support of others to help because im surrounded by skinny friends who cant understand what im going through! :( I am a skinny girl at heart looking to bust out of thise shell

I'm 19 years old and a junior in college, studying for a double major in Biology and Political Science.

hairstylist that wants,need,have to beat the sugar addiction

I am a 47 year old woman who is very interested in fitness and nutrition. I have , in the past, run an ultramarathon and loved every minute of running and goals I was setting for myself. Now I am trying to learn to deal with the neurobiology of perimenopause and struggle through the hormone imbalances, weight gain, and how everything is so much harder in this time of life.

Over 50 male who started this journey at 340 pounds (5' 10") on 7/1/2009. To date, I have lost over 100 pounds and I am aiming for 195. The Biggest Loser show was what motivated me to begin.

I'm a 34 year-old woman and I've struggled with body issues my whole life. I'm a past competitive swimmer, and I tend to go in spurts with my eating and workout habits. I'll get really focused for awhile and then fall off and get discouraged and feel disappointed in myself. SInce my mother's sudden death from pancreatic cancer in 2007, I've lost some drive and battled depression - that has resulted in my gaining about 25 pounds. I want to be healthy to avoid complications as I age. I want to feel comfortable in my own skin. I want to buy cute clothes! I want to feel confident.

I live in Southern California so looking good in a swim suit is very important.

26 years old, married, two kids, and two dogs. ^_^ I have the P90X program, but I find it hard to stick with. They do a very good job (IMO) of trying to keep people motivated, but it doesn't work for me. I recently purchased Jillian Michaels' 30-day shred DVD, and have been doing those workouts for a few days now. It's short, but intense, and I'm much more able to fit that into my day. Hopefully I can use this as a stepping stone prior to attempting P90X again. ***Please Please Please don't tell me that drinking water will help me with my weight loss**** I'm currently drinking a minimum of 30oz of water a day. I've always been a big water drinker, so I don't need help with that. Some days I drink 48oz of just water, in addition to the 2-3 cups of green tea I've been drinking per day.

I am a college freshman who needs to lose some pounds that i put on in this year and some that were already there.

I am not 100% "nutritarian" but Joel Fuhrman's prescriptives make sense to me (and I DID lose weight when I followed his advice). Time to get back into smoothie making, soup eating...but more importantly I want to learn how to listen to my own body & to eat slowly and mindfully

All in all i am a simple girl in a big city waiting for something amazing to happen in my life.i try to keep most of my personal life to myself.I enjoy to talk a lot, give advice, discuss situations and issues.

I am a 24 year old female from Colorado and I guess I just woke up one morning and I was done being the way I was. I smoked cigarettes and ate junk food and had barely any activity anymore. I hurt my back the last time I started working out and I was out of work for a while so I was a little afraid of starting up again but I woke up that day and decided that enough was enough. I quit smoking. ..Cold turkey and stuck to it day by day. I won't lie and say it was easy but I did it and just reminded Myself of why I was quitting everyday. I am now 1 month smoke free! After that I decided to get healthy. I have made healthy choices by eating fruit, veggies, chicken with brown rice and possibly fish soon. I work out for 30 to forty five minutes everyday... Always in the Morning and then I feel great all day. I do cardio and I have recently incorporated weights. I don't push it too hard... Just enough to make me sweat as my back rebuilds strength. Im excited for these changes in health and physical appearence!

Im a single mom, of a 2 year old... who drives me to cookies n milk when he finally falls asleep. I recently got a trainer.. i love to work out..but i needed structure and form...but not i realise my diet its 80% and really tryin to control my eating.. or I will be "The fit outta shape person" as my trainer says.. =) so Im here for support and tips =)

I am a 169cm 19yr old female, who weighs 120kg. I am training to be an early childhood teacher and currently work in childcare. I want to lose weight for myself, my health and my career.

I'm a 21 year old female, I've never been massively overweight but equally never happy with my body. I have recently put on a bit of weight having got an office job after leaving university and sitting for 9 hours a day eating and drinking coffee! I have tried so many times to get my ideal body but lost motivation and failed...2011 is my year!

I joined peer trainer to meet people who can motivate me to loose weight.

kelly louise williams <3

I am 53 yrs old. I had a serious accident in 2003 which precluded me from work and daily exercise. My weight shot up a 108lbs within 3 yrs to 288. I am currently at 270lbs and need to lose 85lbs in order to get my life back!

nurse, wife, mother, grandmother.

Cheryl here. Retired RN who worked with databases mostly...trauma registry software. I have been active all my life, but small changes in lifestyle and health have let my weight creep up. Clothes don't fit, I look frumpy.

I'm extraordinary motivated once i put my head to something i like to see it through.

Registered nurse. I have my masters in nursing degree , obtained it online. Worked as a nurse for greater than 35 years

I am 26 and live in Chicago, but went to highschool and college in Wisconsin. I live alone with my cat. I have been trying Wii Fit, have a gym membership etc... BUT have had trouble loosing weight becaue i LOVE to eat. I really hope being accountable to my friends here help me in this process. Plus the person who invited me I love and respect so look forward to doing this with her and the other two who sign up!!

Hey! I'm Josh, I'm a 22 year old student, and I'm tired of the daily college grind - get up, go to class, study and maybe get some Jimmy John's or some other junk food. It is time to get serious. I stand up against the corporatized food industry and my own laziness to demand a better life for myself!

I am a Graphic Design student trying to finally finish up my degree. I am 5' 4'' and have already lost around 40 lbs. I have 30 more to go.

I'm a 20 year old female who lives in Northern Ireland. I'm a size 12-14 and I miss being a size 10 so I hope I can drive myself to complete this goal. Unemployed at the moment which should give me a bit more time to work on me. I love music and photography, they capture important moments in people lives. I love to read too. I believe in God and I'm trying to work my life out regarding that. My life needs a huge change, and I'm hoping I can meet people who will encourage and support me, and I hope to be confident in myself one day

single mother of 5 going to school fulltime and working parttime

I am 24 years old. I have a very stressful job and since being promoted I have gained around 40lbs in less than a year. I am a graduate of the wonderful University of Illinois and currently working toward my MBA.

In the past 4-5 years I have gained nearly 100lbs. I have never been thin but I have always been strong and felt 100 times better than I do currently. I don't like to go out because I don't want people to see me.

I'm 32 years old and happily married. I have two children, my daughter requires more attention due to her special needs. I'm ready to get back in shape!

I am a young 56.I've always been fit and active and always seem to battle with sugar addiction and along with it the last 10 lbs! When I stay away from sugar and keep alcohol consumption to once a week the weight comes off!

I'm a busy student and I've always struggled with my weight. I'm hoping that even just losing ten pounds and making small changes in my life will help me start to feel better about myself.

I'm in college and can relate to the struggles of trying to live a healthy lifestyle. I work hard in my studies and hope to be able to balance work and play during my years here!

I'm 20 years old and a junior in college. I'm an English major with a weak spot for coffee. I was about 175lbs a few months ago, but was still pretty confident. Then I got out of a really complicated relationship, got really down on myself, and jumped up to about 190. I have a really busy schedule while I'm in school, but I'm hoping that with the right motivation, I can still manage to eat healthy and hit the gym often enough to make a major change in my life.

I am 28 and married. I am in college and work about 35 hours a week. I have high stress and need a buddy to workout with and help keep me on the track of eating right. I love healthy foods I just fall victim to convenience foods because I am busy.

working mom of 2 boys .... love to workout it's just getting motivated that is the problem.

I am a new mommy and an elementary school teacher trying to find a teaching job!

I'm a student hoping to reach my goal weight of 140 pounds. I've lost weight in the past through crash dieting, but quickly gaining it back.

I am 23 years old and preparing myself to prepare for my wedding! My wonderful fiancee is of course very tall, and very slim. I on the other hand stand at 5'1 on a good day and weigh..... 225 lbs! How in the world I've let myself get this far is beyond me. My guess is a few too many chicken mcnuggets and mt. dews. Nonetheless, here I am. I fully intend on losing this weight and never looking back. I want to be a beautiful bride, and when the time comes, a healthy mother. I DO NOT WANT TO BE A FAT MOM!!!! So, i'm going to cut out the fat part before I even attempt to have children. And, I want to live a healthy life. Being able to walk up a hill or play sports or even walk around a theme park without back pain or feeling faint would be awesome as well. :)

I am a 32 year old mother of two girls who recently graduated college and started a new career. Like most moms, I have neglected my own health and my weight has slowly increased after having my girls. I am ready to make a change and become fabuloso!

I am a full time college student. I have always been overweight.

20s, lives in West Africa, ambitious, overweight, loves food, loves cooking, and wants to be healthier!

I am 52 years old. I have 2 daughters who are on their own now. I've been single since 1997 and I've gained over 100 pounds. I'm taking my life back and getting healthy again.

I am a 40 year old Mother of 4 amazing kids aged 7, 5, 3, 2. Last year I was on a mission to lose 40lbs by my 40th birthday and run my first 5k. I accomplished both goals and now am trying to reboot the motivation to lose the last 20 lbs and continue running. I want to be an active healthy role model for my kids so they do not have to experience the same struggles I have.

I am a 33 yr. old stay at home mom with one daughter. Ready to finally get my body healthy. Have a brother with diabetes and a bad heart, don't want to follow in his footsteps.

My name is Kelly Ann. I am a straight A full-time student at Trinity University, and a part-time clerk for the Department of Justice. I have been changing my lifestyle, and have kicked quite a few bad habits: - I no longer smoke - no longer eat high-carb salty/sugary foods -if I am hungry before bed, then I will only eat fruit/vegetables -I no longer drink soda (very rarely drink juice I've been working out, and learning to love my body and be happy as long as I'm healthy!

I am almost 32 years old, married to a great man, and have a beautiful daughter born in May 2010. I am now a stay-at-home mom, which I love but I don't have the time to get to the gym.

I have lost 30 pounds since Christmas and now I am working on the next 30. In an ideal world i would weigh 125. I am not sure if that realistic but considering i am 5'1, it should be. I have hit a plateau around 150-155 and need to refocus my attention on weight loss. I start school in two weeks and start internship in four and in four weeks i would like to be solidly in the 140s and not creeping in and out. I need to have a serious caloric deficit in order to lose weight but i want to prepare for healthy eating after the weight comes off, learn how to maintain my exercise habits through working out with friends and making it a social thing. I want to drink more green juices and leaner proteins, more veggies, more whole foods, less take out, less drinking, less sweets, less eating bc of boredom. I cant wait to be back in the 140s and then the 130s ugh its going to feel so good.

I am 31 and I am currently training to be an aerialist. I've always been active, but Feb '09 I sprained my ankle, and it took a loong journey of 4 months of doing nothing to heal. And after that i just became lazy and depressed over my shrinking muscles and squishy figure. I am bringing aerobic activity back into my life, but not consistently. I train in aerial 2 times a week, but that is mainly muscle conditioning and i need support in getting off my butt.

I will turn 60 in March...I have 4 married children and 4 grandchildren...I am a teacher

Hi guys! I'm new to this site. My name is May & i'm 14 years old. My height is 5'6. My current weight is 210 pounds. Before I came here (5 months ago), i was around 150-160 something pounds. --i'm originally from the Philippines(: Every month, we go to this health center to get my medicine bottle refilled and they weigh me everytime. My concern is I keep on gaining weight (if not, i am able maintain it for a month with the help of everyday school activities then it goes up again after a few weeks) but it never goes down. Gaining 50 pounds in 5 months is very bad, i know. To be honest, my self-confidence is starting to deteriorate. I now have these new stretchmarks on my arms, legs & stomach --because of rapid weight gain. My old clothes dont fit me anymore & i couldn't wear short-sleeved shirts anymore because if i do, people will see the marks & it's embarassing. Plus, it's harder to find clothes that fit me now when shopping. I know some of you guys could relate to me in some way that's why i joined this site. Plus, I need some help & enough motivation too. I'm at risk of getting diabetes because it's in my genes. I have several relatives from my father's side who has diabetes & i'm scared. I dont wanna be diabetic. I'm probably the youngest member of this site as of now but i dont really think it matters. Just sayin. Lol haha. So yeah.

I'm a former chubby kid turned HOT college co-ed. Once I finished grad school and began my full-time teaching career I stopped putting myself and my health first. I WANT TO CHANGE THAT!!

42 and time to finally get healthy is passing by quickly

Im a mother with a 2 year old daughter, needing to make some lifelong changes in my life.

35, been married for almost 13 years and have a little boy who is 20 months old. He is my life and I wish I were able to play with him like he deserves. I need to lose about 140 pounds to be considered healthy again, but I would be happy to lose about 75!!!

I've always eaten a lot and never gained weight however I've just recently started at school and living in the dorms has caused my weight to rise. While I still ate a lot when I lived at home the food at school is both more plentiful and more fattening. I'm currently at home on a break so while I am still snacking the food I eat is not coated in butter. Being at school the food served in the dining hall is not very healthy and there is just so much of it; at the beginning of the year I felt dessert was necessary with every meal however I've worked on improving that. I also snack frequently on junk food at school. In the fall I played soccer 6 days a week, in the winter I swim 6 days a weeks, and in the spring I horseback ride twice a week. I'm so busy with work and friends that I don't have much time to do additional excercise. I am hoping to get all of the weight I've gained off by the spring when I am not doing as much excercise as I am now.

I'm a sixteen year old girl

I am a 22 year old full time student, works full time and most ovetime to try and make it in life for my 6 year old son. Currently working on my bachelors for criminology and trying to get my son through 1st grade.

I'm 24 and 5'6" currently at 144 and hoping to finally break 140 and get down to 130. I am finishing up a year of teaching English in Korea and will be moving back to California in February. I plan to return to the Army before summer and I need to get in shape before then. Also, I love dancing :)

Im 22 years old. I got TSS when I was 11 and have had a battle with my weight ever since then. As a result of the TSS I also get sick alot, so I have gained more weight then lost recently, and I figured theres no better time then now to get healthy and happy.

I am 67 years old and have been attempting to remain at a healthy weight my whole life. I am 4'8" inches high. I gain and then lose but not a large amount; the most was 10 pounds.

I am 38 years old with 2 kids, a dog and a boyfriend/partner of almost 10 yrs. I have a full time job and also attend college full time working on completing my bachelors degree.

I teach middle school and am very involved at school with extra-curricular activities such as clubs and coaching. I always try to start to get into a workout routing but find I am so exhausted from my work that I just want to sleep! I know a lot of information but I really fail to put it into practice because I get discouraged when I don't follow through on my workouts. My husband wants to help me loose weight too but he doesn't come across in a positive way so his idea of motivation leaves me depressed. I also am not able to talk to him about teaching either because he doesn't quite get a lot of the dynamics involved. When I was most successful is when I had a personal trainer that counted on me showing up. I know that is what gets me going but I can't afford the trainer anymore so I am hoping that this will be the accountability I need.

I am a stay at home, mother of 3 beautiful children, who have done a number on my body! I have a 6yr old son, Ayden, 3yr old daughter, Jaleya, and 9 month old son, Bransyn. I am going to school full time for Nursing and babysit in my home. Needless to say I am very busy trying to keep up with Ayden's school activities, Jaleya's preschool activites, Bransyn getting into EVERYTHING and finding time to do school work and top it all off housework and taking care of my husband.

I am a 36yo stay at home mom of 2 wonderful boys, ages 3yr & 18mo. I try to get to the gym 3-4 days a week, but money issues often reduce it to just 2x/wk. (although i have a great membership price, child-care adds up)

I recently lost 20 pounds and I am currently at 157, I want to lose these last fifteen in a healthy way. I not only want to change my eating habits but to manage my weight after I lose it. I love Jesus he is my best friend and my husband.

Fallen off the wagon in terms of my exercise and eating regimes. Therein lies the rub it appears. All the years of obsessively being the gym girl and always counting every calorie, has caused me to burn out in a gigantic manner, and go the opposite way. I now have 25 pounds that I haven't seen for years. All my clothes are ridiculously tight and my self esteem in all areas of my life has plummeted. I need some help to get back on the train in a positive and healthy way. Balance. I seek balance and peace in my constant struggle to lose weight. Perhaps focusing on health and not weight may be a better spotlight of energy.

29yo female, married, mother of two boys, can't use the "I just had a baby", excuse and school full time.

just had baby #2 10/13/10...gained a lot more weight with this pregnancy and discouraged at how hard it is to get off

I used to be about 120 pounds 2 years ago. After settling down into a relationship and starting new medicine I started not to care and gained about 30+ pounds in the process. All I want is to be able to wear my bikini again without my friends telling me I should wear something over it.

I'm 56yo, a Christian, a Registered Nurse, a wife, mother, grandmother & a first time great grandmother. I love learning and trying new things. The internet affords me this pleasure without leaving home. I have a busy life and can't join a gym but i do work out at home a few days a week, when I'm on track.

I Am 17 . Senior In High School . I Will Be Going To College In The Fall And The Last Thing I Wanna Be Is 300+ lbs When I Start My New Life. :] I am 5'11 - 6' ..Maybe 325 lbs -__-

I'll be 30 in a few months. I work an office job that has me sitting in front of the computer all day. I don't take a lunch (shame I know. I'm a native Californian living in S. Florida and a San Francisco Giants fan :)

Im a college student studying nursing. I was very active in high school and some how in the past few years I have let myself go to say the least. I want my old body back and to be more active. Not only do I want to lose the weight for me but I want to rub it in everyones face who has called me fat.

Always had problem controlling my weight

lifetime dieter, poor body image, Mother of two grown sons,married to a very good man, who is funny, loving, loyal, and so georgeous to look at. I am a nurse working part time to be available for my widowed Mom.Love music art and nature. I am trying, every day to try to be in the moment.

I am 23 years old, and the mother of a 5 year old daughter, and 2 year old son. I go to college, and work part-time to keep me occupied and going. I have gotten in a slump lately, and can't seem to get out of it. I am looking for the encourage to push me through, and exceed my goal. In exchange, I am willing to offer any advice or help that I can give to someone in need.

I am a former college tennis player, and have completed 1/2 marathons and a full marathon. Weight has been an off and on struggle since I was in high school. Now that I have taken a more sedentery job, I have found it harder than ever. I am my harshest critic and my expectations of myself borderline ridiculous.

I'm a soon to be 50 yr old mother of 3, stepmom to 5 and Grandmother to 4 - All who live in SC or GA. I have been inactive for several years, mainly due to severe neck & back chronic pain. I have been successful in losing weight before using the 20/30 diet plan. I am married to the Love of My Life who is extremely supportive & helpful.

I'm 20. A lot of my weight issues are do from when I was younger. My parents went through a bad divorce and my only way of getting away from the pain was eating and now as an adult I've continued my unhealthy eating habits. With this new year and me about to be 21 I want to change my life and be a healthier happier adult and I'd like to start with working on my controlled factor of my life, my body.

I am 39 years old (will be 40 in March). I have been overweight for several years now. I just relocated to Los Angeles and need to get healthy.

my name is brittany and i have always struggled with weight. now more than ever im motivated to lose the extra i have gained since my pregnancy not only for my health but so that im able to keep up with my very active toddler. other than that im just an average 22 year old woman.

I am a 48 year old mother of 3. I've been battling my weight gain on and off after my kids for the past 19 years...but personally for myself after my 2009 resolution...I was 165 lbs...I'm now 150 lbs...I am contuning on journey and would like to be 130 lbs. I'm glad I came across this looks like it will help me!

52 Single mother of 3 boys. One is married and I have a grandchild. I work full time and going to college.

I'm 31years old. I am a dialysis patient. One thing I have learned is that even though I have this 'speed bump' life does not stop and it does not mean I should stop eating right or exercising. I am blunt and to the point with a wicked sense of humour

I'm a part-time grant writer, part-time nursing student. Life is busy and I've put on 30 pounds this last year. I'm 32, married and hoping I can make the dramatic shift to eating according to ETL.

I am a teacher and a graduate student. I use the night school classes and assignments as a frequent excuse for not keeping up with working out and/or not having the time to prepare healthy meals.

I am a 33 year old mother of a 2 1/2 year old daughter. I have always had to watch my weight, but have been able to lose weight easily in the past. Working full time, (I say I have three full time jobs, Mom, Wife, and Career) has made it extra hard to lose the weight I want to lose now. Some motivation, and peers going through the same challenges might be just the thing I need!

I am a 36 years old. I am married and have one son who is 3. I have always struggled with weight and gained the final 50 lbs while pregnant. (no longer have excuses since he is turning 4 in Jan!) I was a teacher for 14 years, and quit this summer to go back to grad school to become a therapist. I also work part time to make ends meet, and work at an internship towards my degree as well.

Began losing weight (with God's help) in 2005 using portion control/listening to hunger signals and exercise. Have lost 86 lbs over the past five years.

34 year old single mother of an 8 year old...I work FT and biggest challenging in losing these last 30 is working in a time to workout. Can't drag my 8 year old out of bed at 5am and struggle with taking her to the Gym at 7pm when we get home...but going try it and see how we adapt.

46 years old; moved to East coast recently after living in San Francisco, CA for over 20 years. Having a hard time getting myself to do anything during the winter outside...don't like the cold. I do have snowshoes, a snowboard, and a willingness to begin.

I am 28 years old, happily married, and have 2 cat babies. I have struggled with weight issues all of my life. I was a chubby kid, an overweight teen, and a fat young adult. A few years back I lost about 70 lbs. doing Weight Watchers and exercising regularly with a personal trainer. But with the weight loss came a horrible starve/binge eating disorder that left me in shambles mentally. During the long recovery process (still in progress) I gained back around 30 lbs. I've worked long and hard on recovering mentally and returning to a normal relationship with food. I now want to focus on my physical recovery, and getting back down to a lower weight the healthy way. Losing weight is a delicate process for me, I have to be careful not to engage in behaviors that will pull me back towards the unhealthy eating disorder mentality. Over-focusing on calories, restricting heavily, and being obsessive are big no-nos.

I am a mom with 2 overscheduled kids and a great husband. I have gotten so busy looking after everyone and everything that I have forgotten to take care of me. I eat way too much and don't exercise. I'm looking forward to finding me again!

I am a 43 year old happily married mother of 7. Three great kids of my own 14, 11 and 9 plus 4 wonderful stepdaughters 30, 27, 25 and 25. My weight has been slowly creeping up for the last couple of years even though I exercise regularly. I attribute this to my slowing metabolism and my love for sugar and carbs.

I'm a 31 year old woman have always struggled with my weight. I have waited to long to do something about it, now its harder for me seeing that I have fibromialga all my body hurts. I told my self its now our never.

I'm 44 and in a committed relationship for four years now and have been steadily gaining weight even after attempting Weight Watchers several times and various diets on my own. I need to MOVE more - sit at a desk all day and come home and sit on the couch.

I am 41yrs old, married, mother of one grown daughter that everyone tells looks like a model. I have an assortment of dog children. From English Mastiff to Minature Daschund.

I serve as a volunteer pastor at a large church. I take crisis calls two afternoons a week. I have a regular exercise routine at my health club. I meet 4x a week with a small group of gym membersnto do cardio & core training. I love people! I also love to read, shop, travel, and serve others.

I live an incredibly blessed life. I've been married to my wonderful husband, Jason, for 13 years. We have two beautiful boys. Jaden is 5, and Brendan is 2. I started training with Jessi over 4 years ago to lose the baby weight from my first pregnancy. I've been crossfitting ever since and it has been an amazing ride.

Im 22, Im 6'1, 377 lbs. Im a nurse in a busy ER. I am also going back to school for my masters in nursing. Ive been overweight my whole life. I feel like my weight is holding me back from the life I want to live.

I am a 23 year old mother and wife. I have an amazing three year old son. My husband and I met when we were kids, and finally realized we were meant to be together not even a year before we got engaged, then a few months later pregnant. I love my family, and they are first in everything. I have always had a struggle with my weight. I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidsim around 10 years old or so, only after blowing up like a balloon. Its not an excuse I use for my weight, but it definitely puts a damper on it. I lost a lot of weight and was at a good weight for my size, which was about 180ish when I got pregnant. Oh Lord, did it go up from there. I had pre-e, and diabetes. I ate more reeses than one should be allowed. Burger king and Taco bell had become a friend of mine... and I gained 80 pounds. After my son was born, he got very sick with hypercalcemia. I was emotionally eating, and not worried about my weight. I was worried about my son and nothing else mattered at the time. It was a rough time, and I didn't take care of myself. I need to do this in A healthy way, not some fad diet pill. Those don't work for me. So, here we go!

I'm Courtney, I'm not here because I'm on a diet, I'm here because I want to change my life. I'm twenty years old and in college for Fine Arts. I'm a vegetarian, but I still eat fish once in a while.

I am a mom to four.Two stepkids, 12,13, and two of my own 4,2. I used to be fit and trim in my teenage years, started putting on emotional weight in my twenties then after two pregnancies it only got worse. I'm 5'7 and would like to get back to 140lbs, but if I was fit and running everyday the number on the scale wouldnt matter.

47 yr. old female, married 26 yrs., mother of 4. Works 2 part time jobs one of which is at a gym. I lost 90 lbs. 6 years ago and have been very active since. I even entered a bodybuilding competition in 2009. In 2010 (my year from hell) I was hospitalized 4 timed and ended up with a super bug from the hospital and surgery in September. I have crohns disease and had 12 inches of my large intestine removed. I am so over all that and am taking advantage of my second chance at a happy, healthy, uber fit life.

I am a 50 yr old father of 2 and I have devolved into a couch potato.

I am almost 24, I have been for 6 years, I have a 6 year old daughter, 3 year old son, and a 4 month old girl.

I am 24 years old. I am a single mother to a wonderful 3 year old. I work in early intervention

I am married with two young adults, two cats, and a new puppy.

I'm 51, widowed, the mother of two grown children, and have a preteen still at home. Since my husband's death two years ago, I've gotten terribly out of shape, & gained about 35 pounds. For a long time I didn't care. Now I do, but like all of us I need support to stick with working out again! I have a problem with insomnia that definitely affects my weight. Hoping that consistently exercising will help the insomnia as well. I love gardening & hiking, am a former music teacher & classical musician, and am trying my hand at sketching for the first time. oh and my chihuahua is fat like me! we both need to lose! (and we both get tired fast)

I'm a sixteen year-old sophomore standing at about 5"4. I'm not incredibly overweight, but I am a little chubby, mostly due to my love of all things sugary, not to mention that my genetic disposition is already against me, owing to my father's obesity, and my slower-than-a-dying-snail-metabolism. The most unfortunate thing about my situation is that the majority of my friends happen to have the "model look" (ergo tall and thin,) or are volleyball players, so that, though I am not corpulent, I seem as such when standing next to them. All things considered, I have decided that my new years resolution for 2011 is to loose 25 pounds of my fluff in a healthy, safe way.

I am a single mother of three amazing children. I work full time as an accounts receivable clerk. I am currently pursuing my degree in nursing.

Fairly easy for me to stay at a healthy weight while I was in school; walking to and from classes. Post-graduation I gained 10-15 lbs after just a few months of a desk job that I"m still in. I've been holding it there but I need to tone it back up.

im 14 and i am 5 foot 1 inch and i weigh 150 pounds. imnot really active in any sports although i have tried alot of them.

I am a 26 year old black male in Charlotte, NC. I am a caretaker for special needs individuals by day and a music producer by night. I am in a relationship and have just about anything a man could ask for except for ideal bodyweight!

I am a 31 year old administrator who has struggle with weight since I was about 18 years old. In my youth and teens i was very physically active but lost the motivation when I went to college. The weight slowly began to creep up on me until last year at this time I hit my maximum weight of 280 pounds. Within the last year I have managed to lose 30 pounds but I have hit a brick wall and really need the motivation from others to keep going. I hope to provide the same motivation to others.

I am a senior at the UW also applying to medical schools. The stress of it all tends to get to me and I turn to food as comfort. Moreover I am involved in so many things that I often end up skipping gym in order to save time.

40-year-old mother of three (ages 3, 4, and 6). Have always been in O.K. shape but things have started to slip lately and my jeans are getting uncomfortably tight. I have had frequent low-back pain for at least 10 years, which I am starting to realize is making me a bitch at times and a lazy mother at others. I avoid certain activities because they involve lots of standing, which in turn makes my back hurt. I have decided it's time to get more aggressive with this problem because I don't want it to rule my life. I have pretty weak ab muscles (a problem that has been exacerbated by 3 c-sections) and tight hamstrings, so I know I need to work on those, as well as overall toning of my midsection. Ironically, I am something of a distance runner -- for two years now, I have trained and successfully run in two 10K races. Still, that doesn't really fix the abs/lower back problem.

Turning 50 this year. 2 kids - that's when the weight first appeared. After 2nd it took me about 5 years to determine it was time to do something about it. I dropped about 30lbs. Then life crept in - increased my work hours, demands from family and their schedule left little time for me. I want to return to a stronger lighter and happier me.

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