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Team Name: PONR Community Team!
Members: 447
Location: Everywhere 10023


Profile: This is a private team for the PONR 2.0 program!

Last posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:33 AM

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I'm 30 & newly married with 1 young stepson! I'm a workaholic who needs to learn to relax. I've been skipping the gym to work longer hours in order to get ahead in my career. We're looking forward to having kids in the next couple of years. I need to get in shape and establish a healthy life style before trying to have a baby. I'm scared if I don't do it now, I won't!

I'm 32 yrs old. 5'6" and 209 lbs. Eek! My healthiest weight which I maintained in my early twenties is 140 pounds. In 10 years I have gained 65 lbs. Thought I was simply emotional eating..but after going to several different specialiasts, I recently found that I have PCOS. Started taking Metformin so we shall see what happens.

I'm 24 and in graduate school, and tend to put my school work and leisure time to relax from my school work before cooking healthy meals and going to the gym.

I'm a 36 year old single mother to the most precious boy. He's my life and the reason I want to have healthier habits and be a good influence on him.

My goal is to lose 15 lbs., and get back into my clothes (I have so many I cannot fit into!) Mostly, exercise is important for my breathing as I have COPD, which is under control. I feel that if I am more active, walk/run more, it will only benefit my lungs and keep me fit. If I weigh less, I think I will have more ENERGY and stamina! I have three boys, 17, 20, and 22. I want to be around a long time for them and my future grandkids. I'm 51 so there's no time like the present to get with it and get healthy!

The only way you fail is when you give up on yourself! What is your priority in life?

I am 43 years old and am extremely busy person. I have always been somewhat overweight and part of that is just from genetics and my build. Reaching my late 30's and early 40's has really changed my ability to lose weight. I have never had a "belly" just butt & hips! But that 40 thing has started and I struggle constantly. I lost about 25 pounds last fall due to nothing but stress and it is all coming back now. I co-own a restaurant and bar, given up my 20 year career as a transporation industry executive and have gone back to school full time for nursing. I have two children; a 19 yr old daughter in college and a 17 year old son.

I am a lay pastor and also a counselor at an off-reservation boarding school for native American children. I have 5 children, two of whom are married. Life is busy. I enjoy eating healthy, although I don't always do it, but exercise and I are not friends... Maybe we need to be?

lacks motivation

I've used/tried just about everything under the sun. I've come to realize that no 'program' or 'pill' or anything like that is going to lose weight for me. I'm going to have to do the 'work' to see the results and that means changing my habits and attitudes about food.

I am on a quest to stay fit and not gain weight as I get older. I am 40 and have recently lost about 8 pounds and want to lose 5 or 6 more. I am mostly vegetarian and fairly fit.

I lost my mojo about 4 years ago. It might have been menopause of maybe I just got lazy. I guess it doesn't matter the outcome is the same. I want to get that good feeling back, when I was on track with my eating and exercise, I felt so much more confidence then and I am soooo ready to start my journey.

I am 40 and live in CA with my husband and our 2 daughters, 8 & 6. I have developed an obsession with food that may have stemmed from trying too hard to adopt the ETL lifestyle -- I now look at everything I eat in terms of "good" and "bad" food. If I eat something "bad," it throws me into a full binge session, as I feel I've already failed, so might as well blow it out. I am extremely frustrated with the weight I've gained as I yo-yo between being very healthy and binge-eating junk.

i will be 30 in a few weeks. i am a stay at home wife in northern california. my top weight was 193 back in 1998. i lost weight 60 lbs in 2000, but have been yo-yoing between 137 and 120 ever since. i want to have a baby in 2-3 years and want to get down to 120ish via eating a super squeaky clean diet to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and birth.

I am a 32 (almost 33) y/o mom of 2 boys ages 12 and almost 9. I currently work 2 jobs, one in an office full time and another in a restaurant a couple nights a week. I also live with my boyfriend of 6 years. Trying to get many aspects of my life under control all at once. Maybe I'm crazy... the chances are good that I am... but I know eventually it will all fall into place somehow!

I am 50 years old, married with 3 children, one married, one in college, and one in high school. I am a registered nurse. I love learning new things, walking, and doing really good Bible studies. I sing in my church choir, and I am a voracious reader. I weighed about 112 pounds for most of my adult life, even after babies. AT 5' 3" I was pretty petite and very fit. Since I turned 40, I have gained 37 pounds, peaking at 151 but currently at 149. I know I will never see 112 again, but would like to see 120!!

53 year old female, married 28 years, 2 young adult children. Have lost 60 lbs since August of 2009. Lost 20 pounds since January 9 when I did the New Year's Fresh Start Cleanse. Love to exercise and have an active lifestyle although it is easy for me to slip back into old, bad habits.

I am 58 yr old female - have usually felt younger than my age - till the last 6 years when (after a failed relationship) I let myself go - eating mostly fast food, not exercising, in a slump!! Have had enough of the "pity party" and want to start living again!!

Late 50's sitll working in an intense, stress filled job. Would love to be retired! Lost close to 50 pounds two years ago and gained back all but 15 of those pounds. I want this time to be a lifestyle change and want to lose and maintain.

6' 5" tall 66 year old male at 228 pounds in mid October. My wife and I are both retired now but both quite busy in community and church activities. I love to cook and try new foods especially healthy ones.

I am 63 and will retire in a few years. I have diabetes, which I was able to control with diet and exercise for 10 years. Now I need to learn something new and to lose some more weight.

I'm 62 years old and raised 2 kids by myself. I was a software engineer for over 25 years. I now consider myself semi-retired, working 20 hrs a week. For the first time in my life, I feel like I have enough time to concentrate on me and what I need to do in order to live a long and healthy life. Just need some help.

I am a 31 year old female, 5-9, 224 lbs. In the last 10 years I have gone from my ideal weight of 145-150 all the way up to 224 lbs. I am a professional violinist, and confined to a chair practicing, performing or teaching most of the day. My biggest motivation to lose weight right now is that I would like to start a family soon. I would also just like to end this decade of unhealthy-ness I have been living in. I have strayed from peer trainer in the last year or so, but I'm ready to get back on it and work with like minded people who have similar goals. I love cooking, music, traveling, art, independent thinkers, a good book, walking, all four seasons, trying new things. I try to embrace change instead of resisting it so I will always be growing and never stagnant.

I am 27 and recently married (August 11). My all time low weight was at 125 and I have gotten up to 137 which is not ok for my 5'3'' frame. I ran my first half marathon in May which was a huge accomplishment for me since I hated running all throughout high school and college. I have completed a 5k, 8k, 10k and half.

I am a 45 year old female who has struggled with my weight since I was 10 years old. Last year at this time I weighed 40 pounds less than I do now. I am tired of using food to comfort myself but I can't seem to break that cycle.

I'm 53 years old and a busy working mother of two beautiful, smart, soccer-crazed daughters ages 8 and 12. My husband and I recently celebrated our 20th anniversary. I am sucessful and happy in every area of my life except for my weight. And unfortunately, this extra 100 lbs impacts every other area of my life. My greatest fear is that I won't be here for my family in 10 or even 5 years. My own mother died at the young age of 59 of a massive heart attack. She was not overweight. I want to be healthy. I want to have more energy. I want to be more active. In many ways, I feel like I am on a journey to find "myself" again. Will I find the young woman I used to be underneath this 100 lbs?

I am a 41 year young, married, mother of 2 teenagers. I work full time because I have to. I hope to one day be able to create income by doing something I love that will help others. I want to lose weight for me. I refuse to sit & watch life pass me by.

I train dogs and live in the bay of Plenty with my husband and two dogs, Lucy and Keisha

I am 40, married, and have a 10 year old.

I'm a single mom of two teenagers and am quickly approaching my 40s. I am facing my own mortality through high blood pressure, high cholesterol and thyroid issues.

40 years old,working mom of 2 who gained 30 lbs over the last 5 years. Would like to start with losing 10 lbs by the end of the year.

I am a 46-year-old software engineer, and mom to two mostly grown kids (17 and 20). I'm a practicing Buddhist, and find myself alternating between curiosity about and extreme frustration with the patterns of self-sabotage that show up in my eating habits. I'm hoping to transform my relationship with my body.

I'm a single Mom with a grown child he's 22 we have alot of the same food addictions (how embarrasing ) I'm a engineer and i work to much and would love to learn to cook! I just bought a house and i'm starting every thing new, new way of life, new approach to food adn eating, learning how do do home improvments but, most of all learning to take care of me.

I am an active Californian...I run, play soccer, do yoga, and hike., soaking in the fresh air. Even though I'm active, I've still got an excess of 20 lbs that I'm going to shed! I work in television as a Post Producer, so lots of time sitting at a desk.

Age: 50; Married w/2 kids - son 23 & daughter 21 Job: accountant Hobby: reading

I'm 36, 5’ 10" and weigh 178.5 pounds. I can't say that I love to exercise but I have found several things that I really enjoy that give me a good workout. I'm a big emotional eater and I had that under control until my Mom died suddenly a few years ago. I have gain 30 and lost 15 since then. I found out two years ago that I developed a sugar cane intolerance so eating natural foods is a priority.

I'm a 30y female from NZ. Have been seperated for a year and share custody of my 2.5 year old son. I am planning to go back to work in April 2012 so really want to be focused on losing 40lbs by the end of 2012. My job is CBT, but it's so hard to apply this to myself.....I am going to do it

50 year old woman, run a small farm in rural Montana.

I'm 53, married, and have two boys, ages 15 and 12. I was on PeerTrainer in 2012, diligently did Point of No Return, and lost 15 lbs, then I injured my back (2 torn discs) in September 2012. With all the pain I was in-- and the fact that I couldn't get to my refrigerator for a lonnnng time-- lost another 5 lbs, for 20 total. I've been in physical therapy now for almost 9 mos and have realized that 10 of the 20 I lost have now crept back on. I refuse to go back to my "fat clothes"-- in fact, I think I got rid of most of them, so this is do or die for me. I lost my job due to my injury too, so we are living through a very stressful time but need to stay healthy through it all. Stress and menopause are wreaking havoc on my body as what use to be my body's "favorite weight" of about 150 over the past two years has crept ever upward, despite exercise. Bottom line is I need to lose 20 lbs-- but most of all I want to stay healthy and strong so I can be chasing my boys around for another 10 years. I play piano, love knitting, enjoy gardening, quilting, photography, love to read and follow politics. Oh... and I have that COFFEE thing going on as well.

I am a married 39 year old working mom of 3. My kids are 12,11, and 7. I am an RN, and work full time at our local hospital in the Quality Department. I have always been overweight, started dieting very young. Definitely have food issues, and eat for any reason I can come up with.

I'm 62 years old, have 1 son who is a chef (he doesn't cook for me -- I still cook for him) and a boyfriend who likes to eat out a lot. I am looking forward to the cleanse these next two weeks. I like the structure and the discipline involved in the program.

I was a fit, compeitive athlete into my late 40s and my version of a middle age crisis was to let my self go. Now I'm going to climb out of the hole I've made.

SAHM to 4 young kiddos who i just started homeschooling, work in my husband's business (super early mornings and late nights) and am desperate to get a bit of 'ME' back! Pre-kids, I was a fitness fanatic, in great shape, and at a great weight for me. 5 and a half years later, I am in horrible shape and need to lose 60lbs! I have been trying for 3 years and am so tired of failing.

Mom of 2 beautiful girls, married, dog-lover, athlete, nature- lover.

I am a full time mom of 2 very active boys (6 and 3), a full time wife and a full time attorney.

I am 30 years old, own my own business and am married to the love of my life. No kids yet (working on it!), have a golden retriever and spend lots of time hanging out with my family. I love playing the piano, singing and putzing around my home!

I am a 32 year old mother of 2. I have struggled with weight my whole life and have found the most success with accountability.

I'm 41 yrs old. Happily single. I have a grown child who still lives at home while going to school. It feels like I've been dieting my entire life. Sometimes I'm successful at losing weight but I usually gain it back. I currently weigh 163 lbs but would like to get back down to 135 lbs.

42, mother of two girls (10 & 6), work full-time in Admin.

Mom of 3, wife to a wonderful husband, work full time in a high stress job.

a 27 year old about to get married. I want to lose 20 pounds so I look awesome on my wedding day and on my honeymoon. I want to start my new life feeling accomplished and proud.

Wife, mom of 2 active kids - 15 yo daughter, 12 yo son. Work 30 hours per week, live in a very rural area. Volunteer weekly at kids' school, mostly PTO and in concession stands during athletic events.

I'm a 37-year mum of two kids. Unfortunately I seem to gain 2lb each year and getting bigger slowly and steadily unless I do something! My name is Heli.

I am a mom of 6, business owner with my husband and very involved in my kids schools as a PTA fundraising coordinator and Girl Scout leader of 2 troops. Busy doesn't begin to describe my life, but with kids growing up fast, I don't want to have regrets about not spending the time with them while they are young!

I'm a positive, upbeat person starting my life as a single woman. Looking forward to living alone and having the time to focus on me.

I'm a 31-year old mother of two (4yo daughter and 10mo son). I work full-time outside the home. I've been overweight my entire life and I don't want the cycle to continue with my children.

I am 56 years old and work as a real estate broker. Mother of 2 beautiful daughters and married to a great guy.

Brainy 38-yr-old who needs to lose about half my body weight. Long history and habits have been keeping me in a state of on-going resistance, with short-term successes followed 2-3 weeks later by quitting and the start of the next cycle. ~ IMPORTANT IDEAS ~ (1) Allow for the possibility that this program / this time can lead to long-term change (despite past evidence to the contrary) -- aim to start totally fresh, with beginner's mind. (2) We always live up to our expectations, not our desires. (3) Our expectations are based on past results (which are based on past actions). (4) The way to break the cycle of future expectations / beliefs coming from past failures is to take LOTS of SMALL positive actions to bolster up fledgling motivation and self-belief.

I am 50 years old, I have been about 170 to 185 my whole adult life. I own my own restaurant, I have 2 boys in there 20's. I love to play golf, tennis, bike ride, hike, and Kick boxing. But I do love my wine.

I am married with one child. I like dancing and reading.

Semi retired

47 y/o Wife, Mother, Friend, Accountant, Vegetarian, Animal Lover, and Aspiring Yogini.

I am a mom of 2 year old twin girls. I have been married for 5 years. I work a full time job. I find it difficult to stick with healthy choices

61 years old, wife, mother of 5 adult children, take care of elderly mother, sell real estates

I’ve always struggled with weight, since age of 12. Been on many diets, but after having a baby and crossing the 40 years old line, I cannot lose weight and keep it off. I am 40-50 lbs overweight, can barely play with my 4 years old, not much energy, demanding job with long hours, and no inclination for cooking. I find it difficult to eat only specific foods or make sophisticated recipes especially that I’m at work most of the day.

I am 65 and teach special education students at the high school level. It's a new campus for me and it's made for mountain goats. It's nesltled into the side of a coastal range on the Monterey Bay. I had hip replacement surgery last May, and the exercise I get just walking aound here has been good for me. Dropping the weight I want will be a definite improvement for both my physical and mental well-being.

Mother of a three year old, wife, work full time

I'm 64 and have been retired 11 years. I like to travel and know I'd love it more if I were in better shape. I like photography, and I spend probably too much time on the internet surfing for things of interest and social networking sites.

I have Hashimoto's thyroiditus so it is hard for me to lose weight. I try to stay gluten free. I am 66.

I am 39 years old. Married to an amazing man with 5 beautiful children ranging from 2 - 11.

41 years old, single, have been yo-yo dieting for 20 years and currently at my highest weight ever. Clearly it's time to try something different.

My name is Diane. I'm a 59 year old businesswoman living in Colorado. Married with no childen, though we have 2 cats and 2 very small dogs (chihuahuas). I'm starting my journey to health as of Dec. 28th 2014.

I have been struggling with my weigh all my life. I am tired of thinking about my weigh every single day. I am tired of being depressed. My highest weight was 302 in 2001. I currently weigh 239 but I have hit a mental plateau. I think it's because I can't imagine myself "thin", so I sabotage my efforts.

I changed my life 2 years ago and lost 90 pounds. I became a runner and changed my eating habits. I have since gained about 15 pounds back and I want to restart my program, and get back to my goal weight.

I'm 30+ and is a positive and happy person. I enjoy sports and want to be more energetic. I believe that in order to have fitness for lifetime, I must work together with my body and mind instead of going against them. Therefore I choose to eat healthy food happily and to have fun in sport. Gradually I'll change my eating habits and my relationship with food. My first milestone will be going down to 140 pounds in this summer holiday. I know I can make it, it's not that difficult. My moto: I'm strong, I don't need that chocolate!

I'm 64, married 42 years with two grown children. I became a grandma in 2011 when each of my kids had a boy within a month of each other. The grand-daughters arrived in June and October of 2013 I've come through some serious health problems. I am now healthy and ready to lose. More detail on the health problems. In 1996 I caught whooping cough in August and it was really bad. I didn't laugh again without coughing until January. The coughing disrupted my sleep which I think was a factor in my diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I was just starting to pull out of that when our neighbor used herbicides inappropriately and I was poisoned by lettuce I ate. On and on until 1998 when I decided I would give myself one year to see some improvement in my health or I was going to move on. I worked really hard on diet, exercise, sleeping, and mental health so by 1999 I did feel better. Had surgery on both knees and uterine fibroids removed in the 2000-2004 range. Thought I'd learned my lessons about slowing down and taking care of myself but no--In the spring of 2004 I feel and broke three transverse processes in my back. While lying around waiting for those to heal I decided to go back to school and study nutrition. I spent 2004 through 2008 getting clinical certification in nutrition and herbalism. Through this time I learned more about how to nourish myself and although I didn't loose a ton of weight I did come through much healthier. I feel good and strong and I don't take any prescription anymore. Currently I'm spending time taking care of my grandchildren. I also volunteer for our city as a naturalist, leading hikes and going to schools with presentations. I love to canoe and we try to get in at least one long trip per year. I think we are looking at Boundary Waters again this year. I have a "herb den" in my basement and give workshops to explain how people can make their on personal products, like lotions, deodorants, bath salts, etc. I make a few things to sell but I'm not interested in a big business. During June and July I go to Washington to pick herbs that I dry, make into oils, and tinctures. I sell the dried herbs to a local apothecary. The other two things I dabble in are a dream group and mandala group.

Mother of 2 year old. Would like to try for second child.

I am an active women in her early 40's who has gained 20 pounds over the past 2 years. I stopped working out regularly as well and am trying really hard to make working out a lifestyle choice.When I really think about what makes me happy and how I can keep my life focused in a positive direction, I first think of being healthy (I am a cancer survivor) and second having my body in shape so that I feel confident. It is the "umbrella" over my head everyday that I need to lose these silly 20 pounds.

Mother of one son. I am a teacher and love teaching children and figuring out what makes them "tick." I have allowed myself to deal with my emotions by eating, and I am now ready to learn how to not do that. I am responsible for my own actions...I am not powerless, nor a victim.

I am 45 and want to FINALLY get into shape. I have lost weight with WW, even working for them, only to find those pounds again! I love living in the Midwest countryside, but my husband and I are planning on moving soon to Hawaii.

I have been obese since 1995, weighing over 300 lbs. I have some physical disabilities which restrict my movement. I am tired of being a survivor. I'm looking to THRIVE.

I am 45 yrs old, Married to a wonderful man, I have 2 daughters ages 9 and 4. I work 30 hrs a week and take care of the home.

Married working woman; coming back from torn quad tendon last May that put me out of commission for a while.

I am now 56 -- and want to be as healthy as I can be. I tend to start and stop but am realizing that time is not on my side and its time to get a handle on my health once and for ALL. I love fitness stuff, but tend to be lazy! Married to my best friend -- have a wonderful son out of college and working in the big world.

I am 55, single, work as an HR Manager, have 2 girls and 2 grandsons. Live in SW Missouri and love the outdoors.

36 yrs, female with 2 boys (3 & 6 yrs). work part time at a yoga studio and want to be a teacher one day but don't have the body for it yet.

I am a senior with an MS condition. i have been lucky as things are not progressing i have a husband and two sons. one is a pilot the other is in business. One is married

I'm 52. My current weight is 179.2. I'm married. I have no kids. I teach so I am busy and stressed and don't get a lot of sleep for 9 months of the year. I like to do things like bike, walk, hike...but I live a pretty sedentary lifestyle inbetween walking, riding etc. Essentially I am a lazy person who likes to relax and read and surf the web more than exercise. One thing I really hate doing is "cooking". I don't eat fast food, I am a coffee addict (quad shot cappuchino or double Americano's only). My downfall is sweets (chocolate, ice cream, chocolate).

I am 43 years old and the mother of to boys (ages 9 and 12). I am happily married and run a successful private practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist. I am very busy and often use this as an excuse to no pay attention to what I am eating. I have never really been "overweight", at least according to BMI charts. I am currently 5"6 1/2 and weigh 145, for a BMI of 23. However, I have been much slimmer in the past and feel much more content when I am between 125 and 130 pounds.

I was a commercial photographer in Toronto for 22 years when I met Rob at 28. Pursued my art Now 51 and married for 21 years, we recently made a dramatic life change and drove down from Canada to Panama Central America with our two have kids. Spend most of the year here living an adventure in art and a new culture. Learning spanish, starting up creative project like a community theatre P.a.C.T. that's fun. 40lbs later, living the decadent life, we got wake-up call when Rob had a heart attack. Time to get my weight in check again! Lost 45lbs 2 years ago gained back 30 with the stress of Rob's health. SWORE I never would but alas, such was life. Thus I find myself reaching out for modivation wonderful as my husband is, he really doesn't want to hear my story and new research in health and diet...and all too often he is more than willing to start the party that I have such a hard time saying "NO" to. At least that has calmed down a tad. But he still needs my help and I find I am always cooking and planning healthy menu. So I decided to set an example...I refuse to be fat at 50!

I am a 29 year old attorney in a super stressful firm. I am not very happy here, so I am struggling between focusing to get my work done (and not fired) and looking for another place. I am having a hard time concentrating, so this gives me anxiety in addition to the fact that i am not getting the work that needs to get done, done. It's a vicious cycle - get in, cannot focus to start working, by 11 a.m., start working, take frequent breaks, EAT OUT OF BOREDOM, 3 p.m. realize I have gotten nothing done, EAT BC ANXIOUS, stay later bc did not get my work done, upset my bf or roommate/best friend bc I am late and/or already ate (they are not mean, AT ALL, but I know they and others who I CANCEL ON or only drink water, are frustrated bc I am late, tired, stressed, not eating well). I am just tired of letting food dictate my decisions - how I feel, how I treat my family and bf, what I do, when and where I go and what I wear - it is not fun to have "no control" over your life!!

I've been up, I've been down. Currently working at a stressful job in which I generally try to sooth the shortcomings with afternoon snacks before dinner. That needs to end. I'm going to try working out the minute I get home in efforts to curb this nasty habit I've developed.

44, y/o female. Married, mother of three girls, 25, 21, 18 and 3y/o G-daughter.

As a single mom, I feel like I've been in survival mode for the past decade -- putting myself through college, launching a career, providing for my son. I'm finally at the point in my life where I can take a breath. Breathe. Om. Aaaaaaah . . . I've done a lot of spiritual and emotional work to get to where I am today and I'm ready for my outside to match my divine inside.

I am getting married this year and there is no way I am getting married looking the way I do

I'm 40 years old. I sit at a desk all day for work. I have a big family and lots of weddings this year. No kids. My boyfriend is healthy and loves working out, I on the other hand have lost my love of it and have been packing on the pounds over the past few years. I've been trying to walk my dog for a couple long walks a day, but wind up making lots of excuses but I do enjoy it, but cold and wet weather is discouraging and I need to change that.

I'm kind of a private person. So this is really new to me. I want to be able to do a lot more things than I am doing. But I just don't feel very comfortable with me. So I want that to change. I'm known as that shy type person. But I don't really believe that is the real me. I've been hiding out so long inside myself I got a bit lost. But I'm trying to find my way out into life.

I'm 40, mother of 2 boys, and work almost full time. I was at an adequate (not great but way better than I am now) weight until 1 1/2 years ago when my life was given a bit of a curve ball. I reacted by major emotional eating. Now life is a bit more on track and I am now ready to get back to where I was.

I am a 20 year old female student in University and I also work part time at a babysitting job. Growing up I was pretty much always bigger than alot of my peers. I think I was at my healthiest weight in grade 8,9. In grade 10 and 11 I had gained a little weight but it wasn't until grade 12 that my weight really got out of control. I gained 30 pounds that year. Since then I have gained more weight, dieted and lost a little of that weight but then gained it back. I just really need to stay motivated to loose all this weight and keep it off!

I've lost 100 pounds since I started my lifestyle change in 2003, but I've been struggling over the past year to finish what I started.

33 year old nurse, getting married in July 2012. Would like to learn how to control emotional eating and keep motivated so I can see long-term weightloss.

I am in my forties and a mother of 4 kids ages 3,6,11,12 and married to a wonderful man who is in the National Guard.

I am 51 years old and happily married to my wonderful husband JR for 30 years with three children.

I'm a 34 year old wife and mother of 2 daughters ages 7 & 8 and a step-son age 13. I have struggled with my weight ever since the birth of my second daughter. I find that finding motivation/accountability is my biggest roadblock. I would like to lose 40-50 lbs.

I'm a 52 year old single mom of two. My daughter is 13 1/2 and my son is 12. I work full time and also help take care of my parents, who (sadly) are living in two different places 1/2 hour away from each other. They're still happily married, but my mom needs a lot of care so she's in a nursing home. Neither my kids nor I are getting along very well with their dad right now, and we're in the middle of a court case. So the stress is something I need to learn to handle!

I am in my 40's, I am wife, mother and work full time.

I was put on disability (37 years w/ the railroad) 2 years ago. I had a knee replaced and a hip replaced- twice. The 2nd time replaced faulty parts. I have gained more weight not being active and eating for comfort.

55 years old; engaged to be married on 9/22/12;

I am married to a wonderful man and we have two children that keep me very busy. I am self employed and work with my husband, so that is stress times 2. I am fully aware that the only way I get through each day is that God is in control.

Constantly struggling with the ups and downs of my weight. My bingeing and food addiction has gotten out of control. Want to get involved in PT again to keep up my motivation and work on logging every single bite. Recently discovered a sugar allergy and have taken it out of my diet 100% (besides fruit). Wanting to eliminate flour as well to get rid of the urge to eat chips, bread, etc.

I am 40 years old and the mother of 3 terrific boys. I work full time outside the home and have limited exercise time. I try to exercise in the evenings, at home, but it doesn't always happen.

I am 54 years old, teach middle school full time and university part time, a few other jobs. Love to travel, have 2 dogs that are too big for the house but we love them anyway,

I am 47 years old, have 2 teenage boys, am married, live on a ranch and practice law. I have gained 60 pounds in the past 5 years. I am always stressed and have struggled so long with my weight. I want to lose about 80 pounds. I welcome support and encouragement!

56 years old, transplant coordinator, with my partner for 20 years. She is very supportive.

I'm 47, 5'2" 118. I work out with Insanity and Insanity/The Asylum, P90X and Chalene Extreme. I eat fruit, veggies, lean meats, nuts, eggs, beans and drink a lot of water! Love my morning and afternoon coffee, green tea and try to eat only until I'm 65-80% full - never stuffed!

Married, mom of 3 children (7 and under), working as a Registered, Clinical Dietitian and behavioral coach part-time.

30 yo, separated. Regular corporate day job. Loves to dance.

I bought PEERTrainer No Return for myself as a birthday present. I am 53 and I have a very sedentary job. I have had this job for 5 years and have gained 10 pounds each year! I am an avid traveler and I like to read and crochet. My Significant Other is the love of my life and we enjoy cooking together. He is very supportive of me in every possible way.

Have been on a weight loss journey my entire life since sick of it.....ready to kick this sucker to the curb.I am 54 years old turning 55 this summer. I am a happy single mom of 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Loving the last season of my life.....Ready to make it the BEST!!

41, married, two kids (11 and 7), stay at home mom with a cookie business on the side (playing with fire, I know).

51 y.o. mom of 3 young adults; happily married for 29 years. Was able to maintain a healthy weight through my 30's, then gained 30# within a year of turning 40! Have been struggling to take off the weight for the past 10 years; was successful in losing about 15# on my own last year but have been yo-yoing up & down about 5#, so net weight loss maintained is really only 10#. Would LOVE to at least get down to the high end of a healthy BMI (i.e. lose & keep off another 10#)

Married, mother, speech pathologist.

I'm 43 years old (soon 44 yikes!). I live in Calgary. Love this Website and whole concept and have high expectations (hopes). Someone else said they bought the PONR for themselves as a birthday present. Love that so I decided I did that too.

38 year old professional male needing to lose 100lbs. Looking for partner's "buddies" to support each other during our journeys. Very motivated and motivational.

63, working part time. Keep losing the same 7-10 kg buy not keeping it off.

I'm a 49 year old wife and mother who needs to lose some weight.

I am 29, I am a sales director of a new GPS tracking company. we opened our doors last year and are slowly taking off. I have two beautiful children and am a single parent. I have never struggled with my weight before so I know what life will be l;ike when I'm back to normal again.

I am a 40 year old women I live in Franklin Alabama. I have 2 daughters and 2 grand children. I have been married for 22 years. And I am a CNA and I love my job.

I'm 37, mother of two boys, age 6 and 8. Have been thin in the past, weight always fluctuating, it's a struggle to maintain balance for me.

Nurse anesthetist, have 3 boys 2 are grown and one that is 14 yrs old. married

A 70 year old mother and grandmother, I have been married to the greatest guy for nearly 50 years and have struggled with my weight all of my life!

I am a 66 year old Australian, living in Seoul and teaching English at a university there. I have had both hips replaced and while I was incapacitated with my hips I gained about 6kg a year resulting in a gain of 40+ kg before I had my hips fixed. Now I have no excuses but I am finding it difficult to get back into an exercise program as I have always played a lot of competitive sport and never really worked out. Now I have to work out and I find it really tedious.

I am a 55yrs young professional with 2 children and 5 grandchildren

I'm 53 and feeling frumpy and I don't want to be. I'm a professional woman with a career in IT, married for 31 years, 3 wonderful grown children and one adorable grandson.

From Bruce, SD and live on a ranch. I own my own fitness company that helps others acheive their health and fitness goals.

i am a carbohydrate addict...i prefer savoy carbs over sweet carbs

I am a working, single mom to four. Three are out of the house in college and one is a sophomore in high school. I am a recovering helicopter mother. I am just a tad obsessed with being organized and having a plan (e.g., every family member has a color). I seek a more balanced and natural life.

I am 36 and married with 3 daughters, 8, 4 and 2. I work part time as a special education teacher.

I'm 58. I want to lose my fat, get strong, and get healthy. My weight goal is 199#. I work in the medical field. I am blessed to be married 41 years to the man of my dreams. We have 1 grown child, one deceased child, and 5 grandchildren.

I am a mom, grandma, love biking,, hiking and spending time with family. I have battled my weight my entire life. I have successfully lost weight and reached a normal weight many times, only to regain it all and added a little more each time. I have lost a total of 180 pounds and have been maintaining, but I still struggle with compulsive eating and emotional eating.

43, Not married no children. Ready to lose 20 plus pounds

I'm 59, have lived in Austria for 18 years, married to a wonderful Austrian, do financial translations and teach business English. I really want to get in my best possible shape for my birthday in December.

I am 54, and have 2 children 18 & 21. I work at a computer all day, but need to get motivated to exercise more & eat right. I have only become overweight in the last 5 years so dieting is new to me.

Never struggled with weight but have become lazier as I get older

I am a farmer, yarn dyer, and vegetarian. I love to read and knit.

I'm 53. Nearly 20 years ago I was diagnosed with major depression and in time lost everything including my profession. The depression combined with medication I had to take for years resulted in a nearly 90 pound weight gain (at my high). Yuck!!! I also developed many bad habits. No excuses; this is my problem to deal with. But the end result is that I have put on a great deal of weight and reached a high (at 5'4") of 233. I am now down to 187. I am exercising regularly and eating far healthier than ever before though I still have room for improvement. Thanks so much for reading and I really look forward to offering and receiving encouragement with this group.

40 years old. Army wife. Mother of 2. "Today is a great day to be awesome!"

Wife, mom, 55, of 4 young adult children. Have a very bad sweet tooth. Am an emotional eater, and out of boredom. YoYo dieter, plus fall into the trap of many fad diets.

For the past 10 years I have struggled with 10-15 pounds and have lost and regained weight. Jan 7th I started The 4-Day Diet and felt great, lost 4 lbs in 4 days, continued and have lost 7 lbs over the past month and 1/2. Bad habits are creeping back into my life.

I'm 24, 5'9", 160lbs, trying to focus on the present, and make permanent, healthy changes to help me live a fulfilled life. I've gone up and down in my levels of fitness over the years, but am the most out of shape I've been in the last 4yrs. I do work outdoors all day, but that doesn't necessarily have my heart rate up enough to get those endorphins going or burn fat! I also have an issue with emotional eating that not only drains my energy but also prevents me from achieving my goal body.

55 years old * Breast cancer survivor - 11 years! Workaholic * I love to quilt * 3 beautiful grandchildren

I'm a 28 year old woman. I have struggled with my weight or considered myself to be struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember. I have never been really obese, but my parents are and I can see patterns in myself that will lead me there is I don't take some control over my eating. I'm always lingering about 15 pounds beyond the top of healthy. Over recent years I have done better taking care of myself for period but I keep falling off and it's sooo discouraging to undo all my hard work and start over.

I am 43 yrs old single mom. I am going trough very challenging time in my life – emotionally, phinancially, professionally. I know that things will turn around and that I need to keep myself strong, positive and moving forward. I know from my onw experience that change takes place when I am prepared & consistent. I strongly believe in concept of freedom trough discipline & would like to use PT as a place for accountability and support. I intend to build strong system of healthy eating & exercise habits that will support me in weight loss and bringing my body to a state of health and vitality .

53, newly retired from corporate life to focus on my family and my art. I have been overweight and on / off diets for the past 19 years.

I am 38 married & have a beautiful 10 month old daughter who keeps us very busy! I am a hair stylist i have been independent for 19 years and I LOVE it!! I have always struggled with nite snacking and finding a plan that works with my crazy hours!

I am a mid 20something who has moved to Chicago and is working toward her master's degree in social work at the University of Chicago. I love the outdoors, reading, cooking gormet meals, politics, volunteering, dancing, dogs, discovering new music, and spending time laughing with my friends, boyfriend, and family!

I live in L.A. and work as a fitness trainer. I am highly motivated to do this cleanse to improve how I look and feel physically, mentally, and spiritually.

56, to 3 great boys....bouncing back

I'm 51 years old. I've had food issues since I was a teenager (anorexia/bulimia back then). It seems to me in my experience that anorexia/bulimia are in fact, much the same as overeating and/or emotional eating. To me, there all symptoms of underlying emotional problems. I have three children in varying stages of becoming an is 23, one is 21, and my youngest is 18. I am divorced and have been for about 8 years.

I'm 48, mother of 2 grown children, work full time. Until the age of 35, I wore a size 3. In the past decade, I have steadily increased my weight by 30 pounds. Part of the reason I struggle with my weight is because I work long hours at a mostly sedentary job. I do not consume too many calories, but I do not eat healthful, whole foods on a daily basis.

I am 59 yrs old, single for many years. Have 2 grown kids. OA drop out. Know I need support group to lose weight. Have had a weight problem most of my life. I still can hear my father telling me when I was 10 that people don't like fat people and that no one was going to like me.

Female, 44, married 25+ years, mother of 2 dogs and a cat, business owner

I am a librarian in GA. I recently got married and now have 6 kids-3 blood, 3 marriage. Only 3 live with us but 2 visit frequently. I have a full life but I have a love/hate relationship with food. My biggest goal is to not let food control me. I am finally admitting I cant just grunt it out anymore that I really need help to accomplish my goals.

I am just turned 50 and am feeling old. I know that I have a long life ahead of me and I want to make the most out of it. I want to be more active and be able to enjoy my hobbies like gardening instead of feeling that it is a task that has to be done. I

I'm 43 year old mom of three teenage boys. Oh, and I'm a speech therapist and have been married to a cute cowboy for a LONG time..some days seems really long! haha. Have struggled with my weight for the past 10 years but am pretty active.

I'm a single mom to a DD (Age 6) & work a FT desk job. I struggle with the energy to even get the necessities done so healthy food and exercise often get kicked to the side, although I'm very nutrition label conscious, organic- and GMO-aware, etc. I'm 5'2 with a naturally muscular hourglass build so even at my thinnest I never really felt thin enough. Before pregnancy, my weight fluctuated b/w 117 and 135, but usually settled at 125. I've slowly come down from my pregnancy weight of apx. 180 . Pre-cleanse, the lowest I weighed post-pregnancy was 135 (using RX weight loss drugs), which I didn't maintain long. My first PT cleanse in December 2012 got me down to 132.5, which I also didn't maintain long BUT it helped me realize I can get my weight down I just have to be super patient and clean with my diet. I'm an all or nothing type, and am used to being able to not work out for months then resume and quickly be back at my previous level. That approach has only gotten me shin splints and increased my frustration since becoming a mom :-(

i love jesus and animals and of course my family

I am a substitute teacher. I have lost 30 pounds with JJ's program.

51 years, only 5foot2. SAHM trying homeschoolng with 2 boys. I used to be a real active outdoor girl.... But in the last 10 years I have done less and less outdoor fun activities. I am sad to say I havent been able to ride horses anymore due to my age and weight and overall lessening of strength, and less passion for life in general, it seems. I want to reverse that. I want to be able to keep living life exuberantly!

160.6 lb. Christian woman, breast cancer survivor (3 year survivor in July), on a hormone blocker and high blood pressure medication, both of which contribute to weight gain, 42 years old and chemo put me into early menopause. But God is good all of the time and this is just another part of my journey.

Retired military; mom to a school-age daughter; age 44; divorced; work full-time for the Army National Guard; slowly gained weight for 15 yrs with many periods of weight loss of 20 lbs or more only to gain it all back; sick and tired of being sick and tired

67, 145 ish down from 153, doing a 12 wk cognitive behavioral therapy for wght loss group; in week 7 or 8? have lost about 5 pounds. retired chiro, emerging artist! eat well, and dealing w/ night and emotional eating, grazing, hand to mouth syndrome!

I'm 59 years old Mother of two and Grandmother of four. I am an RN.

I am a Mom who has 4 kids ages 19 mos, 3yo, 4yo, and 7 yo. I work full time and my husband is home with our kids. I have a very busy, fun and stressful life working full time with kids.

I'm 50, and I need to get back into my groove!

I am 63 years old. I have 4 beautiful grandchildren...I need to be healthy for them! I want to dance at their weddings!! I also work full time, and have a pet sitting business. My husband is in the early stages of Alzheimer's . Needless to say, my plate is full. I often fall in the "Fast Food" trap because it is easy and convenient. My first goal is to cut out the Fast Food...

I'm a 40 year old working mom of 2 small children (3 yrs and 22 mo). I've been trying to lose weight since 2010 when I had my last baby. I did the first 30 lbs on Weight Watchers, but then lost focus, falling into the "tomorrow I'll get back on track" trap for many months. I did the PT cleanse in July and it really gave me a good boost. Looking forward to PONR next!

Got Stress? I do :) I'd like to be able to get on a healthy path where I can "set it and forget it". I need my energy reserves to deal with other things, so I'd like a healthy lifestyle to be something that becomes more automatic in my life, freeing up my time and energy I spend worrying about it.

I am a 32-year old mother of 2 (9 and 3). I have a full-time job that consumes too much time and I desperately need more balance in my life!

I am trying to develop healthy eating habits, primarily I want to develop the desire to eat healthy and just view everything as a 'diet'.

40 year old female, accountant so I sit at a desk all day long staring at a computer. Taking university courses so my evenngs are spent in front of my home computer

I am a 63 yr old grandma who loves her bad carbs, anything sweet or salty chips etc. I have never liked veggies but want to learn to eat right.

Hi Everyone! I'm a 41 year old single woman with no kids. I have all the time in the world to devote to myself and my own health, yet my weight and my relationship to food and consistent exercise have been my nemesis for as long as I can remember! I have been successful only once in dropping the weight, and even then I sabotaged myself on the doorstep of reaching my goal.... I stumbled across this site a few months ago and started doing a lot of reading. I am incredibly impressed with the quality of information being offered on health, nutrition and fitness. I started on the Cheat System and was doing really well, but then started sabotaging myself all over the place. Really struggling to overcome my all-or-nothing mentality. I also feel like I lack the discipine to say "NO" to myself. Definitely need the support of others, as I often try to do things on my own.

I am a 35 year old wife and a stay at home mom of an 18 month old. Have been overweight since I was 5 years old. Went on my first diet with the help of my mom at the age of 11!!! Have tried almost every diet out there on the market. Hoping & praying this works : )

I'm 32 and a working mom of two. My husband and I went vegetarian almost a year ago and have been vegan for the last 6 months but I still need a bit more structure to the weight off.

57 year old divorced woman with no children, developing a real estate business in luxury and second homes on the Jersey Shore. This is my 4th career change and a very stressful one at that.

I am 42, married busy working mom of 2 active children. I have gained and lost the same 15 lbs over and over again. I want to make a change for once and for all and keep the weight off permanently. I also want to pass on a healthy eating and active lifestyle for my children.

33 year old Christian, happily married mom of 2 kiddos. Super blessed but feel so unhappy with my weight. I'm around 200 pounds even though my baby was born 2 years ago. I can't seem to get it off. It is the thorn in my side and really affects so many areas of my life - how I perceive myself, my confidence, etc.

Hi, I am here because I have tried so many different diets and I'm so bad at sticking with them, I would really like some accountability! I have a problem of overeating to the point where I feel terrible physically and emotionally!

I am 21, I just graduated with an A.S. Performing Arts: Music Degree. I have dieted many many times with only a little to lose. Now, with 100lbs more of Rachel than I want on myself, I am doing something about it.

I am 45 years old, married and have a beautiful 7 year old daughter. Before I was pregnant I enjoyed walking and training for short and long race events. After I had my daughter, I stopped exercising and started eating a diet high in carbs and fat. I put on a significant amount of weight and I am now considered obese. I need to loose 130 lbs in order to be healthy again. I have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure so this is very important to me.

Mostly sedentary job. Late 40's. Enjoy working in my yard.

I'm 42 and been with the same awesome guy for 16 years...I love dancing, basketball and swimming

I am a working mom of 3 kids.


Tired of not looking good in my clothes; of being uncomfortable in them

Like swimming and snorkelling Used to be very active but now no so Want to get back into sports and enjoying life

I'm 57, married, a granny of 5, and work full time. I lost 60+ lbs in the last few years, the first 20 on my own, the rest on Weight Watchers. Lately it's a struggle, and I've gained back 8 pounds in the last couple of months. The old habits want back in, badly.

I am a time starved, driven career woman, and mother of 2 children; 21 & 16 - and a wife to an amazing husband who supports me!

Lots of excuses for gaining weight over the last 20 years. I'm athletic in disguise right now. I want to lose 15 pounds to keep up with the gang who can now out-ski, out-hike, out-swim, and out-bike me. NO MORE EXCUSES!

Endurance athlete, age 38, mother of two.

I am fairly fit and will have my 60th birthday this year. I usually lose weight when I am on vacation because I don't get much movement in my work.

I am a special ed paraprofessional and a mom of a 12 year old son. The hour of the day I cave in to temptation is 3pm (stress and hunger). My husband and son are very supportive and have had me out doing hikes this summer. During the summer I am also busy in the garden as we have a small Hosta business that is more like a hobby. My son encourages me by putting notes in my car "EAT HEALTHY"

I'm a stay at home mom with 3 beautiful energetic children. I teach a class or two at a local college for "phun." All my children will be in school this year, so... no more excuses -- it's time for the point of no return.

30 years old, live with my partner and our 2 dogs. Work full time and travel 3 hours a day getting to and from work. Have previously been really active and healthy but put on about 6 kilos after moving in with my partner 6 months ago which was a big change to my lifestyle - I had less control over my diet and way less time to exercise. I'm looking forward to taking control, getting my diet and exercise back on track and getting my partner involved in some healthy habits too.

I've always been interested in outdoor activities, but over the last few years, I've let my weight hold me back. I'm tired of letting my self-image and weight hold me back from enjoying life! I want to get out there and go tubing, paddle boarding, sky diving, parasailing, you name it! I want to learn to dance. I want to start running again and participating in races.

Gained 30 pounds in 2007 when I spent a lot of time in the hospital with my mother who had broken her neck. I then had her in my home for one year and all my time and attention went to her. I ate late at night and usually ate junk food because that was all we could find open. We also had snacks in the waiting room at the hospital.

54 yr old woman with MS and diabetes.

62 years old, Very Happily Married to my Soul Mate. 5 Children and step children, 7 Grandkids, Work part time as a bookkeeper. Love to Walk, Quilt, Read. 7 year member of TOPS.

I'm a 37 year old single gal. I own my own business. I'm hear to build some consistency in my life, i'm tired of dieting, I just want a way to live.

I'm 54 years old, I have two grown boys but no grandchildren yet, just 2 grand puppies. I love the ocean, it's my favorite place in the world. I love to scuba dive and I enjoy photography. I'm married to a wonderful man, we are going on 29 years.

5'2", 285 lbs, married 25 years 5/17/11, divorced 5/16/12. Mother of 3 sons, 1 daughter-in-law, Christ follower, looking forward to being my best self.

Stay at home mom of 2 great kids ages 13 and 11. Enjoy a variety of sports but unfortunately have not played as much since kids were born. Just started back into softball and basketball

I am a Team Beachbody coach that is struggling to reach my goals because of self sabotage and nighttime binge eating. I want to be successful and help others do the same, but I find myself out of control with eating despite how well I plan. I am a 42 year old mom of 2 boys aged 12 and 14. I've been married 18 years. I have my own business that I am trying to build to a full time career along with working full time. My oldest son is a competitive soccer player and we travel a lot for him.

I am a student, currently finishing up my last year in grad school. Since my schedule is super busy, consisting of school, work and internship, I find that I have issues with eating right and maintaining an exercise schedule that will work for me. I'm hoping that this program, especially the PONR program will give me tools that will help me address my emotional eating issues and subsequent eating habits.

I own my own business and went back to school. 34. Two dogs. Single and happy most of the time. I have been obese twice and lost over 100lbs twice. It has been 8 years but I have always smoked and I don't want to gain too much weight. 10lbs in one month scarred me.

Over 50. Married, two children, one in college and one in high school. I work in a job away from home that I enjoy, but it is primarily desk work and the atmosphere isn't conducive to working out during the day. Generally healthy and happy. Life-long endurance sports participant. Want to reach optimal health for the second half of my life.

I'm a 39 year old single mom with two great children; very busy and very strong willed themselves. I own my own business and have for twelve years now.

Male, 52 years old, married, live in San Francisco Bay area

I am 41, married and mom to a rambunctious (and adorable) 5-year-old boy. I am also a university professor. I have been trying for lose the pregnancy weight for 5 years!

I am a 44 working mom to a very active 3 1/2 yr old boy. I like to think of myself has having fitness as a hobby.

I am 51, I have been married for 26 years. I have three children and three grandchildren. I discovered I am a stres eater. I was in denial about being a stress eater. With the latest stress I have been under, I found myself running for the cereal, the cookies, the chips, the candy, etc. I have to realize I can not change the stressful situation, but I can control how I react to it.

I'm 31 and live with my boyfriend between Cape Cod, MA and Providence, RI. I spent over 10 years living in New Hampshire, and love being outside. I have an adorable Boston Terrier named Sheldon who is our little man. I love love love to snowboard and ride my Harley. Life is so good - but I'm very distracted about my current body and am constantly struggling to feel comfortable in my own skin.

Wife, no children. Bible teacher and mentor for teens Precept Bible Study Leader Creative in arts, crafts, needle work of all kinds. Fasinated by interior decorating and Archeology

I'm a 35 year old single female living outside Washington, DC. I have over 100 lbs to lose. I've lost and gained numerous times. I tend to sabotage myself. I'm doing a Cleanse this month. I log my food/exercise on MyFitnessPal as 57bananas - feel free to friend me there.

I am a married father of 3 (and 1 in heaven) in my late 40s.

Been overweight most of my life but as I have gotten older am now an emotional eater.

I am a pastor's wife of 35 years. We have 2 children and 4 amazing grandchildren. I've been overweight most all of my life. I work as an administrative assistant but am going back to school to become a Christian Counselor.

I am in my late 50s, and have lost 40 # so far this year. I feel great about that, but I still feel I need to lose 10-15 to b where I should be.

Mom of 2 preschoolers, always busy!

I have struggled with staying motivated. I am my own worst enemy, last year I was doing great... Working out faithfully and was down 28lbs. Now I am back up. Once again I am 75lbs from my goal. I had 3 kids back to back 13 months a part but they are now in school so I can no longer use the "I just had a baby" line with regards to my weight. Lol

Single mum of 4 young children, aged 6,5,3 and 20 mths. Working 4 days/week, with little support. Used to be fit and active before kids, and life, and have fallen into bad habits. Also developed an narrative thyroid which did not help.

I am a 42 year-old mom of three great little kids! I have been working toward a healthy lifestyle for a long time and am ready to put all the pieces into place.

I'm 29 years old, and I've been struggling with my weight since college. I've tried various diets, and I've been temporarily successful in the past, but nothing ever sticks for me. I've gotten down as low as 180, but I always put it back on within a year. I'm going to start trying to get pregnant soon, and I want to be healthy when I do. I've also been noticing more health problems (joint pain, skin issues, lack of energy), and I'm not always able to do all the things that I enjoy or want to do. I want to feel better physically and feel better about myself.

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