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Goals: Hi I'm a mom to 2 wonderful boys and 2 step-children. I work with children with special needs and my own 2 sons are Dyslexic. I have a lot on my plate, but need to lose weight to be healthier and happier. I have been overweight my whole life and it is now time for me to stop!! I want to be healthier and set a good example to all the kids.

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Last posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:49 PM

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Student mother of son graduating from HS. fun silly newly married.

I am 62 and have recently retired. I have never gotten into exersizing but my Doctor says it would certainly be a good thing to do in order to live longer. I am a diabetic so really need to do this. I have been trying to walk a mile a day, and have to really drive myself to do this, but the biggest incentive for me is my 10 grandkids and my wife.

I am 31 yrs old, married with 4 children, ages 10, 8, 7 and 1. I have always been battling with my weight and had succeeded before getting pregnant with my last one. Now the war is on again! I

I am a 40 year old mother of two, who is sick and tired of yo-yo dieting. I feel like I have been worrying about my weight everyday for the last 10 years, and I can't stand it anymore. I need to diet, do it right, stick to it, and include exercise...not just once in a while, or when I can find the time, but everyday! I just need to up my motivation level, and I could really use some encouragement, and accountability. I have 40 pounds to lose starting today.

I'm a 21 year old software developer from Bend, Oregon. I am getting married on the 23 rd of June 2007(yeah!!!). I've pretty much been over 300 pounds since 2002, but I've never let it get to me until recently. I feel like an outsider, and I think that my weight causes me to be mad at my self all the time(Hence the non-smiling photo, which is very very common). I'm a laid back guy, I don't get stressed and like to have fun.

I've always struggled with my weight. I have been seriously focusing on exercising and eating healthy. I've had 7 sessions with a personal trainer and feel like she's gotten me off to a good start with getting into shape and learing to weight lift properly. I've upped the cardio workouts to 4- 5 per week. so far, i can tell i've lost a few inches from abs, hips and thighs, but need to get alot more weight off. It is going very slowly. I've eliminated all alcohol and limit sweets, chips, dips, etc. People comment about my will-power but i can't say i've seen great results on the scale.

I am a 29yr Adminstrative Assistant and I have been working at my job for almost a year I love to shop its addictive there should be a shoppers anoymous support group.

47 and I sit in front of computers all day. Currently 275 lbs. I'm not much of an exercise person but if I had the energy it would go a long way.

I am a stay at home mom of 5 children. I tend to take care of others all the time and not myself.

I'm a 22 year old female college student. I like Tinkerbell (the Disney pixie) and Metallica (the band). I have a horrible appetite (sometimes almost nonexistent, other times almost insatiable) and am maddeningly sensitive to smells and textures, which, combined, makes me an insanely picky eater.

I am a mother of 4 ages 11,10,9, 5 work part-time, part-timr college student(Masters Degree). I find I have littel time to et right or exercise. I really want to though and could use some pointers and encouragement. I succeeded in losing 20 lbs earlier this year but then took a new job and haven't had a set schedule since!

I'm 28 but I've already starting saying I'm 25 again. It's working :) Would like to drop some more weight to be healthy and look great. I'm currently single and hopelessly dating in Chicago. I have a fab job, fab freinds, just want it all I guess.

I am 52, mother of three teenagers aged 18, 16, 14. I don't like the way I look, and I am constantly tired all the time. I've had a lot of stress in my life, and that's not good for me. I've decided that before I end up with major medical problems I had better do something about my weight

I am a 56 year of mother of five, grandmother of 2 in the Boston area. I work full time and have little time to myself, although with only one kid left at home, it is getting better. Spouse is not encouraging.

59 yr. old Type 2 Diabetic with COPD on Home o2 who has a beautiful 9 yr. old Daughter & I really want to see her grow up! Retired Ironworker from New york City. In Florida since 1980. Non-Drinker.

i am a big animal rights activist, 23 years old. i work in a restaurant right now until i can get a teaching job for the fall. im fluent in french and spent quite a bit of time in france last year. ive only been vegetarian for 2 and a half years, vegan for 8 months.

Married 24 years, two children 21 and 18, full time work outside of the home ~ generally happy, just too plump.

I am a 32 year old artist--my husband and I own a gallery in our downstairs storefront. I am also a special ed teacher; I teach 6th-8th grade kids on the autism spectrum. I was happy with my weight but recently put on 20 pounds. I am determined to strengthen my resolve and get back on the self-improvement wagon!

I am the type of person that will stick to something for about a week or two then I stop whatever it is I'm doing (walking, going to Curves, drinking water).

I am a 32 yr old mother who is in her second year of nursing school. I have been yo-yo dieting for the last 3 years and am at the point where I don't care if I am a size 8 ever again- I just want to be fit and healthy.

Male, age 34. I've gone from 315+ to right around 180 pounds over the last 1.5+ years. I'm trying to get my bodyfat down into the single digits so I can see my abs for the first time.

57 yr. old male - 305 lbs. Job is major barrier to workouts, eating right.

I'm 44, married and have recently left a long time career and am in the process of "finding" myself! Yuck!

42 year old mother of 2. I'm tired of being the only fat one in the family.

I am 39 yrs old, moved here 2 yrs ago from Calif. I have gained 40 lbs since I have been here and I am not happy at all. I really need to lose the weight.

I am 23 years old, married, with no kids. I am gay and I'm tired of being just another fat lesbian. I am also a university student and have worked myself into tons of bad eating habits while in school. Last autumn I lost about 40lbs for some reason just stopped eating healthily and exercising over the winter and never got back into it. I am trying to get pregnant, so if I do my goals will change a bit, but in general I just need the motivation to do what I know I need to do.

I am a 41-year old working mother of 3. Have a great and supportive husband. Motivation to move and pushin the plate away are my problems. Read an article about PT recently and figured I would give it a try. Won't really dive into things until 7/24 - will be without Internet while on vacation.

I am a student of Economics and Finance at Purdue University. I grew up in Hammond, Indiana.

I am a 40 year old mother of 2 boys. I am a wife and a lawyer. I work part-time. My life is very hectic. I find time to everything for everyone else but myself.

Im a smoker, have severe sleep apnea, completely out of shape. Going to a quick smoking specialist to help me stop smoking on 7/8/06. Then I wanna work on dieting and exercise. I've had one knee surgery and been afraid to start exercising..any tips are highly appreciated and recommended on what exercises i could start out with and how much to do.

I'm 34,single mother of one. I like being silly and acting childlike but I can be senseable when I need to. I'm very down-to-earth. Into arts & cratfs,

I am an 18 year old, about ready to go to college to major in English or International Studies. Used to be really into dancing, now trying to work out more at the gym but with not much success.

I am 29 and work two jobs. My full time job is at a desk, so I don't get much of a chance to be "active" while at work. I have been doing a "pretty good" job watching what I eat by using the weight watchers points, but seem to have troubles finding time to make it to the gym.

I am 23 years old and 5'3 and need lose 48 lbs. I have a little girl that is 2 and I have been maried for one year. I have been a stay at home mom slash massage therapist.In aug I will be opening my own business.

Married 38 year old mother of 2.My son is 3 and my daughter is 10.. Work full time outside of the home. Enjoy reading, cooking (eating what I cook), walking. Have joined a gym where I "contribute" my monthly membership fee.

34 year old single female in the chicago area, work in public finance, avid swimmer, budding writer in my spare time, Nick Hornby fan, volleyball junkie.

I just turned 25 and I'm at a job where I'm up and about for most of the day. I got back in the routine of working out this past January until we went on vacation in April. Shortly after I injured my ankle so I was unable to do much. I'm finally to the point now where I can begin to get more active and just need some motivation.

I am 18 and about to start my freshman year in college.

I am a 28 year old female, married to a hungry man who likes anything unhealthy! I am a vegetarian, so I cook 2 seperate meals, however I tend to participate in the popcorn, dessets and drinks! Help!

I am 56 and while I have always had to watch my weight and diet occasionally, I have put on most of my unwanted weight in the past 8 years. My life style has become more sedentary since we moved to Maryland.

I am 22 years old and well past 80lbs over weight.

33, single, student almost have that B.A. degree... I work as a comp technician and I'm tired of just sitting at the computer all day everyday and seeing myself slowly turning into Gardulla the Hutt. STATS: Weight: 09-26-06 --- 253.5 lbs. 11-14-06 --- 255.0 lbs. [ + 1.5 ] 02-01-07 --- 250.5 lbs. [ - 4.5 ] 03-01-07 ---

49, mom of one teenager, work very demanding job. Have tried a zillion diets, never found one that keeps weight off, as I am heavier now than ever. All the recepies are good ideas, but I never have time to make them

I am a 28 single female that lives in DC. I work long hours and dfind myself cutting out on working out to go out with my friends.

Recently got married and have a three year old step-son - dieting is a whole different ballgame when you feeding a family and not just cooking for yourself!

I'm a vegetarian, and I eat pretty healthfully, but I just occasionally eat too much sometimes. I need motivation to workout - although I used to be in great shape, that's not the case anymore, and I don't workout nearly enough. Oh, and I just quit smoking.

i am a 3rd year college student in the ateneo

I am 22 years old. I work in an office and I'm trying to stay active by coaching field hockey.

A 20 year old student not-so-ready to start her fourth year of university in a couple of months. I put on a little more than the freshman 15 when I started college and I want it all off by the time I graduate! For the summer, I'm working part time on campus and doing lots of travelling, having fun while I still can. The biggest obstacle for me is my love of sitting around on my butt for hours playing video games.

I'm divorced, rather recently, so being so much overweight doesn't help my social life...what social life? I work at a desk, which doesn't help much either. By the time I get home I'm exhausted. Even a 10 min walk seems like too much some days, but I am ready to do SOMETHING.

I'm currently a student at South Dakota State University. I graduated last year with my B.S. in Biological Sciences and have returned again this year for my Micribiology degree.

I am 32 yrs old, a full time working single mother of 3 children. i want to lose 40 lbs. and feel good about my appearance. I have been in recovery for 2 years.

I am a 32 YO SAHM of three children ages 4, 2, and 1

I am a 24 yr old! Been Vegetarian for 8 years and I tend to substitute meat for carbs and cheese. I am very active and work late hours in theatre.

Ten years ago, before marrying, I weighed 135. I'm now 183 lbs. and would be delighted if I lost 5 lbs. a month.

I'm 18 years old and im at a normal weight but I would like to just tone myself up especially my abs and lose 12 pounds.

I am a 34 year old mother of four between the ages of 2 and 16. I work full time as an office supervisor for a Home Health & Hospice agency. I try to exercise 3-4 X week but can always find an excuse not to. My major pitfall is lattes.

Turning 50 in August of 06. Nearly had stroke last October. Doctor says I need to lose mucho weight, have only managed to drop about 10 lbs. since last Oct.

I'm in my mid fifties - teaching elementary school and finishing my masters.

I am 31 and my weight has fluctuated along with relationships. I was 270lbs when I was 26 and lost 60lbs in 6 months. I kept it off until 2 years ago. I got lazt and go back to 262lbs. I have now lost 10lbs on the last month and would like to get back to 210lbs. Wrok is sitting in a chair all day so that doesn't help.

I'm 46, female, single, hetero-sexual, European-American, creative, honest, joyful, loving, fearful, grateful, busy... on the path to enlightenment (through yoga, internal growth, sacred ceremony, practice, et cetera).... work as a personal assistant and coach (vegetarian chef, organizer....) I tend to spend alot of time helping others... I am changing that and making time and appreciation for myself.

I am a 47 year old woman, I am a secretary in the Bay Area, and from the 85 pounds I lost about 5 years ago. I maintained the loss for 3 yers and 2 years later, I have maintained a 70 pounds of that loss. I am 5' 5" and weigh about 150, and I would like to loose 15 to 20. I excercise on the treadmill 6 days a week for at least an hour. I am concerned about gaining back the weight I lost, and I hope a support group would be helpful for mutual support and accountability.

I am a 47 yo single father of two high schoolers. I work as a freelance audio/visual tech for corporate events. I travel a lot and my schedule is never the same week to week. In College I played 3 yrs on my school's Rugby team. I would love to be in the shape I was then.

I am 59

I just retired as a University professor at 57 and live in the foothills of Colorado. I have begun to change my lifestyle and have lots more free time to watch my food intake and can devote much more time to hiking in our local open space parks. My stress level has decreased dramatically and I'm psyched to become thinner and healthier.

I am 38 single with no children. I do have a cat named Bailey. I have lost 31 pounds already and can't seem to lose anymore. I work fulltime and will be returning to school in the fall.

I'm 47 and single, a speech therapist. I gained a lot of weight in graduate school and now feel like I'm too busy to take it off.

I currently work at Canon and looking to going to Grad School.I am fun and easy going and very supportive. I can be a procrastinator but when I am focused I get things done. I appreciate any support in this.

I'm 34 years old, mother to 4 year old twins and a construction project manager. I put alot of things before my health in the last 4 years. I hope to make the lifestyle changes necessary in promoting a long rewarding life with my family.

Southern girl, stay at home mom of 2 girls, 6 and 7.

I'm in my third year of college in Chicago. I'm in the music school studying arts administration and sound recording technology.

I am funny, friendly....have a lot ambition & motivation.

31 years old Like to be active

43 year old mother of three wonderful sons.

I am 28, mother of a 2 year old and 4 month old. I just went through a huge move a month ago, and now that we're finally settled I want to focus on getting rid of the baby weight. I need the outside to match the inside.

I´m 38 years old , married for 6 years. Recently moved from Barcelona to Shanghai. I travel a lot , and enjoy eating while travelling (it´s very often the bright and relaxing part of the day).

I lst 18 pounds on WW. Then I lost my WW and exercise buddy when she moved away. Now I am having a hard time keeping going. When my mother became ill I needed to begin traveling back and forth to be with her and stopped going to meetings. As this is likely to be my lifestyle for an indeterminate time I would like to join an online support group to see if it helps me get back on track.

I'm 56, a Seattle writer (a very sedentary job!), happily married, one grown step-daughter. My work is extremely stressful, but also rewarding.I have a lot of good friends, and enjoy literature, music, baseball, movies, life. In the past several years I've gone through a difficult menopause, and now I have recurring stomach problems -- IBS, reflux. It's very difficult for me to look at a picture of myself, without thinking how terrible I look. I'd love to someday have the "outer" me correspond more with the "inner 'me. I need, and hope to find here, some regular support and inspiration, and to support others in return.

I'm 21, and have maintained my weight for about 6 years. I'm happy with my size, but I would like to be healthier and more fit. I work for a small flooring company where I manage their showroom. I sit a desk a good majority of the time. When I'm not working, I model off and on, and I am attending college to finish my degree in Interior Design.

I'm an American married to an Aussie and living downunder. 43 years old, no kids, one dog. Most of my family is overweight so I'm pretty careful. Lost about 25 kgs (50 lbs) 13 years ago and have fluctuated over the years, but have maintained a good weight the last couple of years. I primarily eat a lowfat vegan diet and try to, at least, walk regularly, if not run.

My name is Annie, from Massachusetts. I graduated college 2 years ago and have maintained my weight of 150 pds except for the last 3 months i have gained some weight and don't feel comfortable in my own skin. I need a motivating partner to tell me what to eat and what kind of exercises to do..totally clueless when it comes to that.

I'm a 53 year-old married man.

I am a 31 year old mother of 4 children 15, 13, 8 & 7. I face a lot of temptation everyday . I love food . Over a year ago I weighed in at 267 today I weigh 200 . I lost weight on a very restrictive diet . To tell you the truth at the time I loved the diet but them it was too restrictive I didn't even exercise. Now I exercise 5-6 days a week and I haven't lost much weight . It has been over 2 months and I have list 5 ibs maybe . I am very frustrated and I need to know what i am doing wrong.

I am a sophomore in college, I'm 19 and I love to dance!

I'm a 45 yo mother of one, married for 12 yrs or so (I'm the one who forgets our anniversary...). I've struggled with compulsive overeating since about age 10 (or at least that's when I started looking overweight in photos). Have been normal weight at times but it takes enormous amounts of exercise (e.g. daily run + 3x/wk wtlift + 4 nites/wk team volleyball + 2 afternoons/wk doubles volleyball). As a mom I don't have time for that now so I guess I've finally got to change my eating habits! I'm about 85 lbs overweight.

I am a 49 your old female. Right around the corner from the big 50! I love sunshine and being at the beach.

I am a 28 yr old working female. I recently got married and since my wedding I have fallen off track and gained some of my weight back. I need to get back on my diet and also start incorporating exercise into my life. I live in Michigan.

45 year old mother of 3. Married 25 years to the same wonderful man. Foster mom to babies - up at night with feedings, walking drug exposed infants. Always had a weight problem - just gets worse as the years go by. currently 190 lbs. Used to like sports - want to again...........

I'm a 22 y/o working in an office setting. I sit around all day and by 5 pm I'm ready to go home and crash. I will be starting school in January (Surgical Tech) .

I am 28 yr. old female living in rural WI. I have 3 dogs and a 3 yr old daughter, I spend most of my time caring for my grandparents. I own my own business and in my free time I'm a paranormal investigator. I like to write and sew and I'm considering going back to school in the next year or so.

I am a 51 y.o. divorced mom of five. As I write this, I weigh more than I ever have - - even during pregnancy. I weighed 106 lbs when I graduated college and 133 when I got married. I was the one in school who everyone claimed was "too skinny". Yikes! Not now...My present job as a researcher for a large law enforcement organization has me seated at a desk all day long. During these ten years I have slowly gained over 40 pounds. In 2003, I lost 32 pounds while on the South Beach diet. In the past year, I have started and stopped dieting too many times.

married, mother of 4 grown kids. 5 grandkids taking care of mother with dementia.

I'm a 20-something MBA student balancing work, school, lecturing undergrads, commuting, and most importantly, socializing. I'm finding it hard to squeeze in a workout a few times a week, and its finally caught up with me.

23, played Pittsburg High Varsity football... offensive line: quick tackle... WAS in the best shape of my life then... took a year off before going to Notre Dame de Namur University... junior now... supposed to be senior... but hey who's rushing? right...

Im a 24 years old guy. i live in san pedro ca. I started my diet at 217 lbs. Im now (dec 9, 08) 195 lbs i wanna lose about 25 more lbs

I'm a 38yr old single mother of a 5yr old. I work fulltime as a Social Worker. Am friendly with a great sense of humour. Do have depression which I take medication for, hoping the endorphins through exercise will help.

I am 29 year old technical writer looking to loose at least35 lbs. I was skinny till i was 20 then i started gaining weight and it hasnt stopped since. I love tasting new cuisines etc. Its hard making myself stick to any kind of diet or exercise program. I have tried the WW and it worked for me, i lost about 12 pounds but i stopped following it after a while. I am back with a lot of determination now and this time i want to get to my goal weight...

I am 25 yr old self employed painter and softball coach. I have been overweight...hmmm.....since birth. Dieting off and on since college, but have never reached a goal. Now....I'm determined to reach a goal and hold accountability for myself. I wonder what it's like to wear a bikini? I recently moved home, after living away for 7 years. I have had a hard time adapting to my parents cooking or takeout style. I take the lazy way out and opt for whatever is being served than making healthier choices.

Single mom of 2 great kids. One is a gymnast, the other in taekwondo. I'm a full-time employee and a full-time college student. Pretty much a full time cab service getting to and from events. I do yoga once a week now that our schedule changed (used to be twice), and am excited about getting to go to our local YMCA 3 times a week (provided I can get motivated).

I enjoy exercise, once I do it. I do best when others are with me, but that isn't always possible, as a single mom. I need help in finding time to exercise and committing to doing it on a regular basis.

I am 25..born and raised in NJ. I am currently engaged and have about 2 months until my wedding and honeymoon. I want to lose weight, start eating healthier and get in better shape.

I am 36 yrs old, weigh about 320 lbs and have been dealing with some health problems. The highest weight I have been was 365 lbs. It came as a great shock to me when I found out how much I weighed. The bigger shock was going to the hospital with chest pain one day. Turns out it was heartburn. But of course not to take any chances I started to get other exams to rule out heart conditions. I have since quit drinking, eating late at night, trying to get exercise and eating out frequently. After starting to walk early in the mornings on a treadmill and doing some bicycle workout I began to notice changes after a couple of months. It felt good to feel my clothes were getting lose. I did reach a plateau at about 300 lbs and I was unable to lose anymore from there. I don't know if my body was just readjusting itself. But after I moved I stoppped working out as much as I did and now i have gained 20 lbs back in little under a year. I have made a committment to myself not to be lazy and start up again on a track to good health. I am hoping this community will help support my goal.

I'm a Ph.D. student trying to complete my dissertation. So that means very limited time and a lot of stress, but since I have had back issues in the past I really need to lose the weight. I love being active-walking and bike riding.

I've always been a bit on the bigger side, but recently I've started packing on the pounds. I know this is due to my lifestyle, so I'm trying to change it. Also, I want to see if I can actually get down to a bikini weight.

I'm a 20 year old university student. In 2007 I return for my second year of uni. I have never been a skinny girl, but I have never been overweight either. I'm just a bit chunky, I suppose. I'd love to tone my body up so I could one day wear a bikini!

I'm a 25-year-old lawyer who, because of lots of anxiety and some depression, does a lot of emotional eating. I've been overweight all my life, but never this heavy. I'm worried about getting diabetes (which my mom has), and I need to make major, lasting changes in my life.

I am an OU graduate student. I am single with no children.

I'm a 37 year old single mother of an 8 year old girl. I work full time in an office. I have a hard time because I sit all day and then I don't cook properly because I'm so tired by the end of the day that we eat a lot of pre-packaged food. It's no surprise that I've gained so much weight! I was on Weight Watchers about 5 years ago and lost 25 lbs. I have since gained that weight back plus another 15 lbs.

F/25 I'm an accountant in the south east of England

I'm 5'0, 200lbs. I'm a full time student and a full time employee.//

I am 32yrs old and recently moved up to the Seattle Wa area. I am married and am excited about starting our family. but first I'd like to loose a few pounds. I love creating, crafting of all kinds, sewing and just about anything that involves making stuff!

I'm 34, single work long hours. Work out 4-6 times a week. Diet is my issue.

I am a 40 something single lady and my biggest challenge is sweets at social events or work. I'm pretty good about not buying them when grocery shopping....except for ice cream. But I even pass on that a lot.

I just turned 21 and I am at my biggest, drinking of course does not help the fact, I am just trying to get my energy back that I had before I started at this job, I work up to 14 hours a day sometimes at 2 differnt jobs and it is not the greatest, but it pays the bills. I have been sucked into and consumed with going out to eat ALL THE TIME. I am never home, and when I am it is to sleep, eat or just grab something and go. I cannot remember the last thing I ate at home. I have tried cooking and packing, it just turns into a huge ordeal. Not think time I am going to do it !

I'm 31, and live in Georgia.

I'm 36 twice Divorce. I was diagnosed with diabeties when I was 34 and have not done well with controlling it. I am not on isulin, but if I don't do something I will be. I have one son he is 19 and live here on an off. I'm single not dating. I work full time and I take college classes at night. I don't have any hobbies, no interest, I don't seem to have tiime. I do love to socialize.

I am a single, 54 year old diabetic female. I was diagnosed 3 years ago this month. I started out great but got cocky and careless and let old habits take over. I have been battling control for the last 2 year and if I don't turn this around it will lead to much more serious problems.

Im 18! pretty active, i was a cheerleader for 3 years, i play varsity soccer, run track and also play really outgoing & friendly =) and im excited to drop 15 to 20 pounds.

I'm 55 years old and have been overweight and mostly inactive.

I have spent 2006 dieting and exercising. I have gone from a tight size 22/24 to a size 4!!! I used to be a 4 for a long time and then "life" got in the way and I went totally out of control. I am so embarrassed at how much I weighed when I started my diet on Jan. 19th, 2006 that I will not say how much in pounds I lost but all the women can probably make a fairly good guess as to how much the loss is. I have about 4 pounds to go to hit my goal weight.

My name is Samantha...Im 17. I know everyone is probably think wow she is young too young for dieting but the truth is I have somewhat struggled with weight for the past 2 years. I currently am on exchange in Brasil for a year. I have been here 4 months and have packed on 15 punds. I currently weigh 140. Before I came I looked the best I had ever looked and I want to get back that way. I dont want to go home a chunky monkey!!! HELP SUPPORT ME!!!

I am 40 yr old mother of 2 teenagers. I work part time in an office and coach high school volleyball.

i work alot, 40 hours a day and i love to be good at what i do , but im not happy with my weight.

my family is very important too me i am a hard worker. loving person. 3 sons and married 14 years. 5`2`` 222 pounds . make angels and write children`s stories none published. and i am a christian.

I'm married have 2 son's (18 single in college and 24 married with 1 child) I am 43, 5' tall and weigh 182. I am very involved in my church.

I am 38 years old. I am a single mother of 3. I work 2 jobs. I am lonely sometimes. I get attention but I am not happy with myself so it normally does not work out relationship wise. I want to be happy with myself again and lose the weight. I am to cute.

Im 37 and 4 ft 11 1/2 in tall. I have 2 girls 18 and 20 that are giving me gray hairs like crazy. I work full time and in my spare time I go geocaching. I love to play video games,read and i have favorite tv shows i HAVE to see. 24 hours is just not enough time in the day :(

I am 33 years old. Married with three kids (14, 12, 8). I have a small daycare in my home which keeps me busy but doesn't give me much chance to get out and do anything, let alone get any adult interaction. This will be good for the motivation I need!

I am currently attending school full time in the computer science field and working part time. I am a mother of two and have been married for over 10 years.

38 yr old grad student; now really having to fight the pounds as i am sitting more than ever. also want to decrease overall long term risks to my health

Hi! Im 38 yr old single mom of two girls 10 and 8. I have been heavy my whole life. After my second child I developed a thryoid problem which made losing weight even harder. I slowly was on my way when I was involved in a car accident in August of 2003. Two surgeries later and 70 lbs gained, here I am. Just completeted my series of physical therapy. I am completely out of shape. My back, my neck are whacked. I need to lose 100lbs. Period. No excuses. I need to get back into shape. I need help. I just moved to a new state with my girls.. I know no one and have no family here. Support is the key.. that is why I am here. I am thinking of going low carb to get the weight loss started and I am joing the YMCA today to get back to excercising.

I am a 42 yr old grandmother of 3 boys and am not active at all. I drive a special ed bus all day.

I am a 46 yr old single mom of a 26 yr old and two teenagers 14 and 16. I work full time as an accountant. In 2006 I have lost 28 lbs and would like 2007 to be the year I reach my goal

I am almost 35 years old and am probably in the worst shape of my life. I have been thin most of my life, never weighing more than 115 lbs, except when I was pregnant. I have 3 children. I have recently quit smoking, which was a huge thing, but nowI am afraid I will gain more weight.

Recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis- not so good for my weight!

I am 26 yo, married, I love to read, watch tv and do anything that is fun! I am easy to get along with, and I love meeting mew people

I'am about 5'11 brown skin and love to have fun. I enjoys playing basketball, fishing,baseball, and football. I enjoy spending a lot of time with my wife. And first and far most I enjoy rejoy going to church.

I'm 44 years old, stay at home mom. My son joined the Army National Guard and is getting serious about his girl, I'd like to be fit and trim by the summer, but will allow myself a year. My metabolism is awful and has been checked, the doctors just don't know.

Married, grandmother of 3, age 44, 5'3 193lbs, I work alot, Currently full time as Office Manager, and Part-time Leasing Agent, Very active in Church

I am 39yrs old, wife to a terrific guy and mother of a wonderful 12yr old daughter. My weight has been up and down forever it seems like. I got married 15 yrs ago weighing about 150 and 5'3". My highest weight since then was 240. I lost about 70 of that and felt great, but of course it did not stay off. Joined WW about 3 yrs ago and and had lost 30 of the 40 I put back on, but since then have gained that back and now I am at 198 as of today. Time to do something about it. 40 is creeping up.

I am a 32 year old mother of 1. I like to paint, dance, read and listen to music. I work in finance so I am pretty sedentary during the day but I love to be active.

I am single and 54 yrs old with a 16 yr old son, 19 yr old daughter, and 7 mos old (large!) puppy. I have a desk job--high pressure at times-- and am often at business events where's there is rich food and lots to drink.

I'm in my mid-20s and am a vegetarian. I'm in grad school (again) and work part-time. I tend to obsess over things--and not in a good way!

I'm a stay at home mom to two children ages 6 years and 2 1/2 years. I am happily married to my husband for over 7 years now. I love working with children, but do miss adult conversations and support.

I am a 53 yr. old retired educator. I am a mother of three adult children and a grandmother of one little girl. I want to take better care of myself so that I will be around to spend as much time with my family as possible.

I am a male, 33 and married. I live in Hoboken and have a 45-90 min commute each way to work. On top of that I work long hours in part due to my job, in part because I am a workoholic). I am also enrolled in an executive masters program that meets once a week (3:30pm to 9:30pm) and a couple of saturdays each semester. I have stuff to do for the class almost every day, and when not at the office find myself VPNing to the office to try to keep up with work. I work for a small company where a few of us have to keep an eye on everything even though we do not get the returns we deserve, while others just do their 9to5 and go home. I was slightly overweight all of my life but always very active. In ES, MS HS & College i played sports several times a week but now find myself just going to the gym every now and then. My eating habits are horrible. I do not snack or eat junk food; but i do not either like vegetables (other than the bad ones - potatoes, tomatoes, corn, etc). I must emphasize that I realy do not like them at all, and when i force myself to eat them it takes me a lot of effort and i give up quickly. I am what you would call a meat & potatoes guy. I started gaining weight after graduating from college in 1998 (specially after my parents nasty divorce in 2000) and have not stop since. I have problems with anxiety and stress. I place emphasis on responsibilities over rights for myself but I am usualy easy on others. I feel responsible for everithing i am involved in, and feel that if there is something i can do to improve a situation, correct a mistake/problem or help a friend I should do it. I am anal on geting things right and being correct which takes me loats of efforts to keep up and stress. My wife also wants to loose some weight, but she just has to loose a few lbs. I love her very much, but we drive each other insane too often. Lately (in the past 3 or 4 years) i have been having problems sleeping - mainly due to all the work I have to di (school & work). But many times i find myself wasting my nights watching TV or surfing the web while worrying about the work/class work I should be finishing. Today i saw a segment on technow TV @ 1:30 am talking about this site and decided to give it a try (I have failed every time, but do not get tired of keep trying - eventually I will succeed).

42 years old. Diabetic. Very energetic and active but huge appetiet.

I am a 33 y.o. male American living and working in Moscow, Russia since 2000. I am married and have a 3 y.o. daughter who is the sunshine of my life. I am currently (Dec. '08) 6' tall and weigh a hefty 305 lbs. As a Marine from '93-'97 I would exercise regularly (running 5+ miles each morning as well as the occasional half-marathon) and eat all the junk I wanted, usually ordering a large pizza on a nightly basis. I weighed approximately 135 lbs. during my enlistment because of the regular exercise and resulting metabolism. I left the Corps in '97 for school and kept eating the same way while dropping the physical activity altogether. Over a 10 year period I ballooned to the size I am today - more than double what I was in '97. I have an MBA in Banking and Finance and am currently working on the Russian equivalent of a PhD in History/Cultural Studies - I guess that's my hobby.

25 year old engineer. Getting married 4/14, and my wife will be giving birth around 8/11. I was thin in high school. I wasn't bad for a year or two into college, but I especially gained some weight when working on my M.S. thesis. I improved a little when I started working, but over the last year or so I have gotten more out of shape than I have ever been. I need to fix this, especially since my wife is going to need some motivation exercising herself. As an added bonus, I've started snoring since I've been gaining weight, and I'm hoping that will reverse, letting her sleep! :)

I'm a 43 yo sahm of 3 (17, 14, 4). I am a former classroom teacher who now home educates our kids. One is all ready to head off to college in the fall. I'm an avid knitter.

36, mom of one 4 yr old girl, freelance website developer

i'm a college freshman in north carolina trying to eat a mainly vegeterian/vegan diet...while i'm fairly athletic, i've been a bit overweight since i was put on meds. in the eighth grade (i gained about 30 lbs)...and i'm sick of it. i want to lose weight to boost my self esteem. i'm also tired of always asking myself, "does this make me look fat?"...i'm extremely motivated & am happy to be making changes in my lifestyle that will leave me feeling and looking better.

I am a 27 year old Stay at home mom of 2. A 19 month old girl and a 7 year old boy. I am from Nova Scotia Canada. I am happily married. BOth my hausband and I have start to change our lives into something more healthier. I am over weight by about 130lbs and I am on my journey to a new way of life.

33 - 2 kids, 2 and 4 yrs old. Hoping to feel more healthy, have more energy, weigh less

I'm a 47-year-old married mother of three, and I work full-time and am also writing my doctoral dissertation. I've been doing WW for two years--lost 25 pounds and have gained half of it back, and now WW doesn't seem to work for me anymore. I have no time to exercise but know I need to! I'd like to lose 15-20 pounds before my college reunion in May.

I’m Kim, 40 years old, married 7 years to my best friend. I’m mom to one adorable but busy 5 year old son, we are trying for number 2 but it is slow going. I work full time as an HR manager for a large manufacturing firm here in N.E. Ohio. The only spare time I get to workout is in the mornings so I'm up at 4:30 working my heart out. I have been up and down with my weight since jr. high school. Crash dieting kept me thin through h.s. and college (although I thought I was huge at the time weighing in at 130 lbs - I'm 5'7). The last 4 years I have been really lax about my weight and health in general. After having my son, I was at my highest weight of 230 lbs. And I knew I needed to do something. July 2002 I got serious and I started eating sensibly and incorporating regular exercise into my day. I started off with 20 minutes a day and worked my way up to 45-60 minutes a day. I started off working out with Leslie Sansone, Donna Richardson, Tamilee Webb, Joyce Vedral and the Firm. I had success and I got down to 177. The last few months, I have not paid attention to my eating and have managed to put on 15 lbs. But I have renewed my focus and have already dropped 5 lbs.

I'm 21, a senior in college studying linguistics. I've tried different diets in the past but I always run into the same problems. 1) I'm a broke and busy student, so I can't afford to buy tons of groceries, nor do I have time to really prepare food. 2) I lose motivation after about 2 weeks.

In 2000, I went from roughly 230 pounds to about 150 with the help of Weight Watchers and a whole lotta motivation (and aided, unfortunately, with a whole lot of laxatives). In 2003, I was in the mid-160s and became a certified group aerobics instructor, a mom through adoption and a yoga teacher trainee. Fast forward a few years, I'm teaching three yoga classes a week, working about 9 hours a day as a technical editor, cramming in about 2 hours of gym time after work, and then heading home to usually berate myself for not meditating and doing yoga, berate myself for not being a better mom, put the kid to bed, eat, crash on the couch for about 2 hours of TV and conversation with my husband and Internet surfing, and then crash in bed. In the past year, I've battled hormones, severe anemia, angst and depression, and my weight and now find myself at 181 pounds and utterly disgusted with myself.

21 year old college student. Was underweight at one point, then gained the weight back and more. I would like to get back to a healthy, comfortable middle between the two without obsessing. Also, I plan on taking a bike trip through France this summer, and don't want to be dragging this extra baggage up the mountains :)

I have been in sales for almost 15 years and have gained significant weight due to the lack of activity. I also have sleep apnea and torn cartilage in my knee's which make it difficult to exercise too much.

I'm 27, a full time student at the Portland Art Institute, and freelance web/graphic designer. I graduate with my first degree in the spring and desperately want to lose 40-50 pounds by then for grad pictures. Also, like it or not, thin women make more money, and I'm very interested in that. Oh. I want my body and breath back, too. Most of my time is spent desperately trying to juggle school, work, and doing all of the housework as the primary caretaker of my household. I live with the most wonderful boy in the world, who I have been with for over 5 years. We have one 8 year old son, who just happens to be a kitty. :)

I am 21 years old, 5-11 6-00 and 230.

18 5'3 Senior 185 starting weight

I am a single, African American woman, in her late 30s interested in achieving and maintaining adult fitness. Currently, I have taken time off of the professional world, to pursue a graduate degree full-time. I had not been overweight until my mid to late 20's where I gained 30 pounds in five years. I successfully dieted and lost nearly 30 pounds in '98. My weight slowly creept back up from 2001 until now where I am now at a new alltime high, and the biggest size I have ever been.

I am 5'6" and weigh about 140 right now.

41 years old, 3 very busy kids ages 13, 9, 3. Work full time, and never feel like I've "caught up" with anything.

I've have a wonderful husband of 30 some years who has never said anything about my # he loves not matter what. I have 1 daughter married happily and 2 beauitful grandchildren 1boy 1girl! I work as a medical coder in a large dr office I work out of my home. 2 day a week office 2 days. I love to excersize always have. hobbies are photography (huge biff) scrapbooking gardening.

Single mom of a very active 14 yr old.

Stay at home homeschooling mom of one

I am in my 40's and have tried many diets. I am tired of being fat.

I am a makeup artist, so I spend most of my time making others feel good about themselves. I want ot make myself feel beautiful.

I'm 27 years old, married 8 years with two beautiful daughters age 7 and 2. I'm originally from Atlanta, (yes ATLANTA, LOL) but now I am living in Va, where I am a full-time mom, wife and student. I love reading, writing, shoe shopping (I am a sucker for a fresh pair of boots or heels), traveling and being with my family.

I am 47..I live and work in Manhattan. I hold a senior position in a global marketing communications agency and work very long hours. I am striving for better balance in my life and seem to be getting there. Last October, I ended a 4 year relationship that was very unhealthy. I met a new man in February and things are going along quite well. I feel motivated to lose weight and be the best that I can be--for me. I find that losing weight has helped me be more self-confident and feel better about myself. I have recently gone back to bad eating habits and am now making an effort to eating healthier

I'm a working mom. Have 2 kids that are 2 1/2 and 4 1/2. Hard to find time to take care of myself.

34 years old, 2nd grade teacher, married with two little boys, very stressful life at times

I am a 28yr old woman from Canada. I got married in July '06, and lost about 10lbs before the wedding. Since then I started a new job and gained about 15 lbs. I have a new job that I sit around all day. I have a hard time finding the energy to go to the gym after work. GO SENS GO ;o)

I am eighteen years old from Washington and I want to tone up my body before I finally get married to my amazing boyfriend.

I'm 42 and overweight. I've been on a million diets and of course, none have worked. Right now, I work as a nurse tech (I'm in nursing school) and as a copy editor. The only computers I've ever owned have been Macs. I have a Performa 550 sitting in my back room that I can't bring my self to part with. It's sitting right next the blue G3 I've outgrown also. I've been a graphic artist since I graduated college in 1992, but I enjoy nursing also. I run my butt off at the hospital, but then sit on it all day at the paper. Need some motivation to lose the weight and get in shape.

Now that I am 39, I realize it's time to live healthy and to finally love my body! I have put on 30 pounds in the last 4 years and it's time to get back in shape! I have had some health problems in my past..and want to leave them in the past! I want to live a happy and healthy life!

36 year old married mother of 3

I'm a 48 year old woman, happily married, 2 nearly grown kids (20 and 17). I've struggled with my weight my whole adult life.

I love animals and have a wonderful Irish Setter that would love for me to take her for a walk every day. I am healing from an ankle injury and need to slowly get back into exercizing. I also am 57 years old...newly married...and finding my new life difficult with little to no structure.

I am a wife a sister a daughter and Red Sox fan a Patriots fan an owner of 3 dogs and animal lover

I'm a 37 year old mother of two boys, ages 14 & 8, married for almost 15 years to my best friend. I work full-time at a local university in the Graduate School where I am an admisisons/records officer. I honestly love my job and the people I work with. I am also taking classes on a part-time basis and hope to complete my bachelor's degree before I'm 50.

Hello! I am a 17 year old from Clovis, CA. I am Senior in High School, and I want to look better and be in shape. I'm 5'6, ans need to lose about 75 pounds to reach my ideal weight of 150. I am here to look for support from people who are or have been on my boat.

I'm a 30 year old stay-at-home mother of 4. I have never been really thin but until the last few years, I was comfortable in my body.

42 year old mother of two great kids 21 and 17. I enjoy working out 4-5 times a week. I love working out its my time for me.

i'm a personal trainer as well as real estate agent in miami. divorced after 23 yrs with 3 kids jason 28, ryan 25 & kristi 19

I'm a creature of habit. my father bought me an ice cream every day of my youth and so you just can't pry it away from me. fro yo or some substitute is fine and what I usually eat but to not have something cold and sweet once a day is almost traumatizing for me. What else? Don't want to be obsessed about all of this but my nonchalance is what keeps sabotaging my goals to lose a few pounds so a little serious for a while wouldn't be so bad.

43 year old female. I have lot 15 pounds so far on my own and have another 25 to go.

22 years old single female. Works in the city. Had gastric bypass surgery in 2002. Lost over 100lbs. I've gained a little back and I don't want to gain more. I love the eliptical machine. I also love walking and free weights. I want to focus on toning my body first, rather than weightloss.

Have 3 children ,love to run, workout about 5 days a week .


mother of four, age 33, part-time waitress, personal assistant to the manager of lpatholcorp

I'm almost 20 and am going to get married sometime in the near future. My man says I'm fine just the way I am, but I want to lose weight for me. I want to, have to, lose weight before I start having babies and putting on more weight that I don't need.

I'm a full-time teacher in a high school. I have two children (ages 5 & 7) and my husband and I own a business in our small town. So, not only do I have a full-time job, but I also have to do the bookwork in the business on the side. Time for me to do my own thing (like exercise) is very difficult.

50-something professor mother of two and grandmother to two. About to celebrate 25th anniversary. Been on more diets in my life than Bush's verbal missteps. Know what I need to do -- start out each day with good intentions that always get sidetracked.

I am a mother of 3 young boys: Dominic 6; Isaiah 3: and Logan 11 months. I work full time at a residential home for severely disruptive children. My husband is great and helps out any chance he can!

Mom, recently rif'd f/position, 2 grown daughters, great husband

I'm 4-0. Single (divorced) mother of 3 incredible dynamos, 16, 14, and 3. They are totally full of energy, and I am not. I am more like a slug than a dynamo.

I am an admission counselor who works for a university. I workout regularly, but have a hard time burning fat. I have a lot of muscle and strength due to weight training ,but would like to shed the fat.

I am 47 years old. I have been a Weight Watchers member since 1986 - YIKES. I am 5' 7 and have lost 30 lbs. I work full time

46 years old, three kids, flexible parttime work schedule, travel and socialize alot

I am a 34yr old SAHM. I have been married to my college sweetheart since 8/1/98 and we have been blessed with 3 wonderful boys ages 5, 3, and 2. Our family is very family centered.

I am 44 years young. I am the mother of 9 children. My husband had 3 from his first marriage and I had 3 from my first marriage and together we have adopted 3. We have 3 kids living at home now, 17, 9 and 7 year old girls. Lots of work there. I have a very stressful job working as a courtroom clerk. I have been promoted this past January and it is a lot to learn. I don't get any exercise at work and sit in the same chair for 8 hours. I am lucky to be able to get up and go to the bathroom during the first 4 hours at work. At lunch time I have been walking for over a mile at work with a friend. I am not one to work out while at work because I don't want to sweat and then go back to work but a slow walk helps me get up and moving.

I am married, have 3 children 12, 8 and 5.

Very outgoing mom of 2 boys ages 6 1/2 and 5. Happily married for 7 1/2 years. Enjoy playing with boys, sports,bowling, crafts and reading.

I am a 28 year old mother of 4. Married for ten years. I want to lose 55 pounds before I turn 30 (OCT 2008) I will be the same weight I was when I got married. I would REALLY love to lose a total of 75 pounds and be the ideal weight for my height and frame. My kids are getting older and I don't want them to be teased for having a fat mom. My major problem is will power, I have none. I keep hearing all these different strategies to lose weight and I just find it more confusing than anything else. I need something simple and effective.... Got any Suggestions?

26 year old getting married in a couple months. In grad school and have been doing pretty well, but with the change of semester and having more free time during the summer, it's going to be tough to stay on track...

I am a married working mother of a 3 year old boy and 13 year old step-daughter.

I generally do not eat alot, but when i do it is usually junk, and other fatty foods.

I'm a single, 32 year old marketing and advertising executive with a very hectic career. My family is a wonderful, support system for me, which is very important. My goal is to spend as much time this summer and fall while I am at home, enjoying being outside, biking and learning to run as I can.

I'm a 22 yr old and my weight is a big issue for me. I just finished my first program in college, I'm now a Personal Support Worker. I need to lose weight so I can better handle the physical labour of my job. I love photography and taking pictures is my hobby. I've gained around 50lbs in the last 1.5yr. It's been a hard time, my dad got sick last january and past away on May 28 2006. I guess I've been using eating as a measure of comfort. I'll be putting my ticker back up as soon as I get a reliable scale...or start weight watchers.

I am 34, have 3 kids, love music and love having fun!

I am 32, I'm from Oregon originally but have lived in Kentucky for the past year. I'm former Air Force and love working with children and have my BS in Child Development and Psychology. I've been married for almost 3 years, have a 8 year old daughter Katie, 2 year old son Cooper and 3 month old son Campbell. My husband is an Engineer and is from Ohio. I love to plant flowers, sit on my porch, build stained glass windows, take walks with my family, shop and read a good magazine or book while sipping a Frappacino (light of course) at Starbucks.

Well I just turned 29 on May 21, 2007. I have been married for 8 years and have 2 children, Haiden 7, and Alayna 16 months. I currently weigh about 205 lbs. If I could lose 50 lbs. I would be exstactic and I do believe it is a realistic goal. I should pobably aim for more of a loss, but I don't want to set myself up to fail.

I am going to be 32 on August 5th. I am a high school teacher. I am 205lbs. yet i don't look it which makes it that much harder to lose the weight. I want to be healthy not obese (bmi standard). I plan to be married in the summer of 2008. I also plan to get a house by then as well. After my mother passed away from breast cancer i seemed to have lost that zest for living. I let myself go or better said I stopped loving myself. I now realize that i have a 2nd chance at living a happy life and am now determined to do so. I have so much going on so i realized that as much as i would like to journal, i think joining this site seems more of what i need.

mother of 3

I am a single mother of a soon to be 14 year old girll and I work and live in New York City. I've had a weight problem for most of my life and I would like to finally get a hold of it. Also my sister is getting married in February of next year and I don't want to be fat in all of those pictures. I am an emotional eater who has no concept of portion control.

I am an RN. I am always on my feet. But am always snacking at work, and probably the worst when I get home at midnight.

I am a 34 year old paralegal living in Orlando Florida. I was married last year to the love of my life. He is so supportive of me and I know how lucky I am. I am a overweight diabetic who recently went on an insulin pump. I guess that is when I realized "enough is enough". I can do something about this situation. I need to quit blaming the medical problems and take responsibility. That is what I am trying to do now.

Very emotional attachment to eating! I've been struggling with my weight for over half my life. The funny thing is that I work in nutrition and athletics so it just comes down to practicing what I preach...but that's proven to be easier said than done.

I am 30 years old, I have been married for 9 years, we have two beautiful children, a 8 year old daughter and a very energetic 3 year old son. I am a stay at hom mom, so snacking on food and drinking cokes all day is so easy to do. I do have one downfall when it comes to eating right, and that is that i don't like veggies. So lots of diets are hard for me.

I am 34 years old, single with no kids. I am a Hair stylist. My salon is busy and I always eat on the run in between clients or while they are processing. Our salon lives for pot lucks or take out, Which is never a good thing. I love fashion. I would love to get a new wardrobe of cute clothes that look good on me.

Busy! And lazy...

I'm a stay at home mom of 2 boys.

Hi I'm a 36 Female construction inspector.Mom of 3

I am 32 years old with a 10-year-old daughter. I have been married to my husband for 5-1/2 years and we have both started gaining quite a bit of weight. I am so in need of losing this to feel better.

Im a 26 year old College Student and Professional. Summer is coming up and I dont exactly feel right with myself. Im young, pretty and full of energy.. I just want to feel more comfortable with my body.

I want to get rid of my belly fat and build lean sexy six pack abs.

I am a full-time working Mom of two very very busy boys, Taylor 10 and Chayce 2. I am on the run ALL the time with my 10 year old Taylor, who is very active in Hockey and Soccer, and who has, on average, 4-5 practices a week.

I am 23 years old Senior in college. I work full time as an insurance agent. i love my job and college, but I have a problem with food. I eat way to much all the time. I can't stop eating. Sorta like I eat when im happy, depressed, and all the above. I have a great career and life going for me right now.

I have just turned 28 years old and have been thinking that I need to lose weight since I was about 25! I was much smaller before (altho I was always a bit podgy around the belly) but now I have ballooned. Apart from lacking in self-confidence, I used to be so much more carefree than I was before and have noticed how much more difficult it is to do stuff when you are heavier. It's time to make a change!

I work full time at a busy radio station, live at home with my boyfriend and my mom. I own 4 dogs and 5 cats....

I am a college student who finds it hard to keep my weight under control at school. Mostly because when you are eating in the dinning halls you have no idea what your eating. Last summer I lost some weight and gained some of it back this past stressful year. I want to lose it all this summe before I go back to school.

I'm 29 and do not want to waste another day in a less than ideal body that could be great! Now is the time for me to put in the work and make a commitment to myself.

SIngle 40 something looking to get back in shape and stay fit, active and healthy. Have been working long hours that have taken their toll. I'm trying to get my life back and find a good balance between work and personal life.

I have been chubby since kindergarten. I am a mom and would like to have enough energy to keep up with my young son. I also have a lot of health issues, some not directly related to my weight, but definitely impacted by it. I would like to get healthy so I am around for a while.

50 years old, married, two teens, very demanding day job.

34 year old software developer, living in Holland, married, adorable little baby daughter

I am a 35yo male, 5'11" 191 lbs. I'm married with 2 boys age 6 and 3. Recently went on 10 year anniversary trip and didn't like what the pictures showed.

I have a very hard time trying to lose weight, its like a part of me, thinks i don't deserve to lose the weight. I know in my heart of hearts, that I do, I just always struggle with it so much it just ticks me off with I don't succeed.

I'm 25, about to be 26. I finished college December of 05... and finally found a good job this December (06.) I am an accountant. I've been overweight my entire life, starting sometime in elementary school.

I am a mother of a two year old boy, happily married for seven years and a part-time attorney. I work at Legal Aid two evenings a week doing clinics for battered women, foster kids, homeless, etc. On the days I work, I don't get home until 9pm and am worn out- ironically, the most successful I've been recently at working out was when I went after work and stayed until the gym closed. I am six feet tall and truly big boned- even when I was totally fit I still was A LOT heavier than the other women I would work out with. Struggled a bit with anorexia and bulimia in college, so I always get nervous now when I ignore my hunger to lose weight- fear it may be a slippery slope for me.

I'm a divorced mom of 3 children (2 girls ages 14 & 10, and 1 boy age 9 who are with me full-time & hardly ever see their dad), who works full-time for the phone company. I lost 80+ pounds 2 years ago, was dating a guy (single dad of 1 girl) for 2 1/2 yrs. that I love to pieces, and I'm now broken-hearted as we broke up a month ago. I've gained 30 pounds back from stress, and depression. I'm determined to get back to where I was (which was a good, healthy weight, and felt like a million bucks!).


I am a 21 year old college student. I enjoy being with friends and family, running, reading, playing with my dogs, and going out.

I'm 16 years old I'm a junior in Highschool I currently work two Jobs at Walgreens and Curves!! I never have a lot of time between work school and friends, this leaves me with little time for excersise and it makes it hard to eat right. I'm stressed out 95% of the time, but i hope that will get better since school is almost Over and i can concentrate on my weight loss goals! I'm not happy wth how i look and i really want to loose weight to regain my confidence!!!

Artist, academic, married, workaholic, always overextended, codependent, don't have nearly enough fun. I currently weigh 175. Looks fine on me, but I had gotten down to 165 or so before I got married. I ate a lot over the stress of the wedding & crept up to 180. weigh-in 12/05 176 1/06 180 4/06 183 10/06 176 4/07 174 9/07 172

I am 43yrs old, married for almost 7yrs. I have a 16yr old daughter. I just started a new job at a customer service specialist at our local electric company. I love to read and I love football & Nascar.

I am a 26 year old accountant/financial analyst. I got married in January 2007. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have lost weight before on Weight Watchers, but I always gain it back, plus some. My highest weight was 278. I have lost 13 pounds on my own, but I have re-started Weight Watchers with my co-workers. I need a lot of accountability. I am finally ready to lose this weight. I know it will take time, but I am completely committed.

I am 52 years old, married with two two teenage daughters, one dalmatian, one bird, and one half a leased quarter horse!

I am starting a new career as a teacher, 3rd grade. I have six kids, and four grands. I am proud of all.

I'm In my early 40's. I am five feet tall and weigh a little over 150 lbs.

I'm 17 yrs old. I currently got my GED and I've been overweight since I was in 5th grade (right after my parents got a divorce). The most I've weighed is 189 and once I hit that I lost 30 lbs by only eating when I was hungry. Now I weigh around 170. I would like to get to a healthy weight and get more energy so I can feel confident about my self.

I'm a 51 year old American woman but have lived more than half my life in Germany. I married a great German guy and love living here . I also love getting back to the US to visit family and shop till I drop. I'm a strategic business development manager in a mid-sized company and work primarily with American and British key customers of my company. I don't have any children but I have an adorable White West highland Terrier named Barkley.

27, 5'9, about to start graduate school in UMICH...currently in VA. I have gain over 40lbs in 1 year :( TAKING BACK MY LIFE!!!

I am a 19 year old college student majoring in nursing. My goal is to someday become an obstetric nurse. Right now though, I am juggling school and working at Old Navy.

I am 29 years old and have a 8 month old daughter.

I am currently single, but living with my boyfriend of 5 years. We have a dog named Calvin. We are both huge Tiger fans and have season tickets. I work for OnStar as a Curriculum Developer.

I am an educator, artist, single, no birth children but have many community children that I help ,several god children, and a crazy cat.

Im a 32 year old mother of 2. I got up to 185 in 2006. In 2007 I lost 33 lbs. I maintained for a year. This summer I have gained several lbs after vacations. I am a nurse and we eat whatever we can shovel in whenever we get 5 min and its usually fast food or junk food.

I am a military wife, mother of two. I work from home and live in the country. New to the area and secluded from the city.

I am a 38 year old mother of three boys (12, 14, & 18) and have been married for 15 years. I was always able to eat anything I wanted and not gain any weight. When I hit 30 I started gaining a little here and there. I quit smoking almost two years ago and have subsequently gained 20 pounds.

I am a 22 year old woman who is recently out of a 5 year relationship. I have gained and lost weight many times already in my short life. My biggest being at 190 and smallest being 130. I am currently 176. I am 5'3 and really a small person inside. I have always been an emotional eater and need to remember to eat to live, not live to eat. I live in Japan, and have for the past 6 months. But i want to come home thin! And be able to start law school looking and feeling great about myself.

I am married to a wonderful man and have 3 great children.

I am 29 yrs old married for 2.5 yrs. I have just moved into my new home was living at my linlaws and have put on weight now am trying to get back into a healthy routine.

I am a 35 year old mom of two and h.s. teacher looking for support in the journey to become healthy again!

Am a college student, don't have much money to spend on food so love dollar menu's. Have morning classes and night classes so don't have time to cook for my self. However, for the next two months am working so I have more time to take care of my self.

I am a 31 year old wife and a working mother of 3. I gained my weight when I started my job 2 years ago. I would just like to get back to the way I was.

I'm 27 year old single independant female. I have struggled with my weight all of my life and am ready to be healthy for good! I want to be a mom and possibly even run a half marathon some day!

Age 46. Mother of two teenage sons. Need some motivation!

I am only 20yrs old and have had a problem with my weight since i was younger. I have lost weight before but not in a healthy way and that may be why i keep gaining it all back. My main problem is that i love to eat. I don't like many vegetables or fruits, i do not like fish or seafood, etc,i am very picky. So, i find it hard to eat healthy with the limited amount of things i do like.

I'm a 19 year old lady from Texas, and have been struggling to get rid of my belly fat for a few years now. I'm a college student getting ready to work for the family advertising agency. I love to cook, play piano, kayak, and spend downtime with my dog and boyfriend. I am a serious animal enthusiast and feel my best when outdoors!

Terrible speller -- Apologize in advance! 33 years old Married First time Mom -- Son born 12/06 Just went back to work -- I sit most the day Tired when I get home, and guilty about leaving my baby makes little time for going to the gym Hate my fat arm, thighs that touch when I walk, summer clothes, swimming, my stomach flab, and my decreasing libido

39-year-old working mom & wife. I am only 5'2" and weigh 147 - approx. what I weighed the day I had my daughter 14 years ago! I have not been motivatd to exercise and I tend to relax with mindless eating. I would like to get fit and reduce my size from a 10/12 to a size 6/8.

Was a vegetarian for 10 years. Have MVP and would like to find a good heart-focussed exercise. Began eating meat about 2 years ago because of poor iron and increased syncope episodes. Went to a few nutritionists and they all told me that my blood type/ethnic background was not good for vegetarianism. Used to be a modern dancer (very young - mid-20's). SPent long hours in the studio and never had a weight problem. Now I find myself gaining due to lack of exercise. I have lost tons of flexibility and the feeling that I used to get after a great day of movement. WOuld like to find a way to feel that way again. Thinking about Pilates and Yoga, but they are a little too boring. Aerobics feels too forced and at this point, I am scared to enter a dance studio.

I am 43, I have 4 kids, 4 grandkids, I am an escrow officer and I was divorced 5 1/2 years ago after a 20 year single

I am 43 yrs old with 4 children, two of them grown and out of the house. I love reading, writing and collecting movies. I am a SciFi fan with a bent toward the odd or unexplained. So my tastes run from Angel and Buffy to Farscape and Star Trek.

I'm an (about to be) 50 year old Certified Personal Trainer who actually enjoys exercise, but am finding it harder to control my weight. For years I have been able to balance my love of anything sweet with my good exercise habits, but that is not the case now. Intellectually I know what to do (put down the candy bar!), but emotionally I am just a quivering jellyfish against the beast that is sugar.

I'm a 19 year old full time college student. I'm currently taking summer classes and working. I'm pre-med and I'm also majoring in international business. I hope to loose weight so I can have more confidence in my appearance and to be healthier.

I am 30 years old. I love life and spending time with my family. I am a computer teacher for grades PK-8th Grade at a Catholic School.

43 years old, working mom with two children 6 & 9. Need to lose 50lbs - seems like a mountain at present. Used to enjoy a active lifestyle, Have lots of national travel for work...makes eating healthy, excercise and life complicated.

I am a 30-something born-again, homeschooling SAHM. I am married to a wonderful man and have a beautiful 5 year-old daughter. I have struggled with my weight since I was in my early teens. Chocolate and sugar are my main weaknesses.

I am 27 years old... soon to be 28 and I am in a long term relationship and living with my partner. I am a theatre director and an educator. I have a dog about one year old. I recently moved back to New York and am also trying to wake way on my own buisness in the arts. I am a leo and come from a long line of great Italian cooks... my dad is a chef!

I am a 26 year-old just starting the 2nd year of residency (and can definitely relate to the med school schedule). My schedule involves awakening around 5am for work, 11-12 hour work days in the OR, and at least an hour of studying after work. It is VERY tempting to forego exercise after work, but in order to acheive my goal I'm aiming for a weekly total of at least 200 minutes of mid-high intensity cardio per week.

I am 26 year old single mother. I was always average in size and weight and only recently gained a lot of weight. Nearly 25 pounds since November 06. I ran 4 miles a day when I was in the Army, but an unfortunate injury caused me to receive an honorable medical discharge. I have since not been able to run like I used to. I am hoping to lose the extra weight I gained, tone up my muscles and re-train myself to run once again. I love eating in restaurants. Being a single mom, it is very convenient to order a pizza, drive through a drive window at mcdonalds, or use the curb side to-go that many restaurants offer. My main problem is portion control. I have alway ate large amounts of food and never had weight gain until recently. I would eat entire pizzas, foot long subs, double cheeseburgers, etc etc. When i would go out to a restaurant, I would order(and eat all of it) soup, salad, appetizer, entree, and dessert. All washed down with soda. Then a few hours later I would be hungry again. I hope to train my body to eat only a normal serving and to stop snacking.

Grad student. Into cats, music, general silliness, reading, travel, blah blah blah.

i am an american but live in leiden, the netherlands. i am working on a PhD in church history. i am married and have 3 children. i am 48. i am female.

Hi, I am 37, i work long hours and somehow find time in my life to take care of everything except for myself. I am looking for some accountability as i start to embark on a weight loss journey that is long over due. I need to loose roughly 50lbs to be at a healthy weight for my height. my biggest struggle with food is portion size and feeling that if my husband is eating chips or ice cream then its only fair that i should have some as well.

30 years old. PhD student. I eat whenever I am anxious, which turns out to be 80% of all the time that I am awake.

I am 25 and I am a graduate student studying Special Education. I am hoping this will lead to a teaching job. I have a husband named Erik and a yorkie named Jack.

I am 25 years old and recently married. My weight gain was very dramatic in the first few months. They say you eat when you are happy. Well I must have been really really happy! :) I am only 5'2" and weigh about 155. I was at my smallest in highschool at 116. I would love to be the size I was when I got married which is about 25 pounds lighter. Maybe less, but thats a start. My willpower is lacking, but I have got to try! A little more about me is that I am an art teacher. I have loved art all my life. I love to do ceramics and especially paint. I was an art major at school for a while then decided, why not teach it?!

I am a christian. I am a pastors daugher.

I'm 47 years old, female, and I began my journey at 205 pounds! I'm trying to lose the first 10 pounds rapidly (for back relief), but I'm committed to losing all that is necessary for my health. I'm married to a fine man, that is also committed to losing!

I'm 16 years old and slightly overweight. I'm 5'5 or 5'6 (not really sure) and I weigh about 155-160 usually.

Im a 23 yr old female and have just recieved my undergrad off to nursing school! Im a pretty active girl running track and playing soccer and rugby since I was little but since graduating have come back home worked a ton and havn't had the time to myself that I have usually had. Ive just started running again and have decided to run a half marathon in the next month or using PT and guiding incentive to reach my goal of fitness once again...

I'm 19 years old, and I'm a full-time student. Right now, I stand 5"2.5" and weight about 133 pounds. I love all kinds of food, and I love to eat - but I HATE to exercise. I eat fast even when I'm not in a rush (I don't know why!). I eat without any concious at all because I don't put a limit to how much I should eat and tell myself that I'm "full". I've always been battling with my weight, mentally and physically, but never really accomplised to lose the weight and to maintain it. I tend to think (or maybe it's my excuse) that I just gain weight easily and it's hard for me to lose it. So I don't really bother to push myself to my goal. But I really want to change my lifestyle around - eat healthier and exercise daily.

I am 23 yrs old, 5'4, 142lb. I am an advertising executive. In the past month, I've lost 5lb from working out on average 5 days/week without changing my eating habits. As a foodie, I find it really difficult to sacrifice good eats to lose weight. My unpredictable and often hectic work schedule often inhibits me to prepare my own meals (thus relying on whatever is around my office) and keep a regular exercise schedule.

i'm a 25 year old guy from the UK, a theology graduate who became a postman. i've been on the large side since starting university and it escalated until my final year when i made a concerted effort to get into shape to play rugby. after leaving uni i quit the rugby and got fatter and fatter and now at 280lbs i am at my heaviest. i'm worried about my long term health but also just wanting to lose the 'Jolly Big Fella' tag and get a grip on my lifestyle again. if i can achieve my goal i would certainly consider it my biggest achievement since leaving high school.

I am 52 years old and work full time. My husband loves wine and we drink more of it than we should. It is always good wine to go with the good food we are eating. Not a recipe to lose weight.

I am married and I have a 2 year old little son. I work in a office which means I sit on my butt everyday all day llong.

I'm an 18 year old emotional eater, who hates exercise, mostly because I'm an asthmatic. In just about two months, I've gained 50 pounds, because of a medication I started taking. I've tried exercising in the past, but usually stopped because of lack of motivation and dislike for exercise. I'm almost ready to give up and I need some help.

I'm 30, single, owner of a rambunctious pug. I love to read and play on the computer. I like to study languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Mayan, and Sign so far).

I am 38 year old and a working professional Mom. I am married and have 3 little boys, ages 6, 4 and 2. I lost the weight from the first two, but not the last one. I want to loose weight so I can keep up with my busy, busy life. I travel a lot with my job which adds to my hectic life. My husband somehow manages to stay fit. He works out at lunch and loves to work in the yard etc. So, it's my turn to now take control of my own person and make some permanent changes.

51 year old married male. Self employed 280 lbs at 6'4". I already lost about 45 lbs. in the last 18 months. Still I want to get under 250. I am stuck on house arrest until October 16 for a second DUI, but I am working during the day. I don't want to sit and think about eating nights and weekends. I am riding bicycle for fun and for work sometimes. I lost the 45 by eating mostly organic foods.

I am a 36 year old part time librarian. I am married to a wonderful man and we have 2 dogs, misty and maddy.

Im a single mom of two wonderful children with a full time job and I attend school on a full time basis.

I am a single parent of four children, two girls and two boys, ages range from 17 to 8. I am 33 yrs. I work about 10 hours a day. I have a desk job.

I am 54 and work in an office. I try to get to the gym several times a week - spinning and bench aerobics. I eat when I am bored/tired/stressed/tired. I lost 20 pounds last year on weightwatchers and have kept it off, but i need to push to lose the last 10-15 pounds.

I just turned 30, and just realized that I have some extra pounds that I'd be healthier without. I lose my appetite when I'm stressed or sad, and I eat when I'm happy. In the past year I've done a lot to get my moods stable and happy, and I feel great, but I no longer have the "diet" of down times to keep weight off. I'm hoping to find some healthier ways to keep my body fit, and to incorporate more exercise.

I've two boys 4 and 1 and is always tired. I' would like to become energetique

I am 46. I remember a time when I felt sexy. Now, i feel nothing only weight creeping up. I am an artist. I also work for a fab company to meet expenses.

I am in my early 40s; since October 2003 I have lost 142 pounds. I had gastric by-pass surgery. The first 100 lbs lost was mostly due to the surgery. The remainder lost is my own effort with portion control, better food choices, and exercising. I have suffered from depression, especially after my son passed away from brain cancer. In honor of my son and in honor of myself, I will constantly improve my health in all spheres of life. I've been able to get off anti-depressants by increasing the amount of exercise, positive thinking, better nutrition, and getting better sleep. I love to do volunteer work, crafts, gardening, and outdoorsy things like hiking and camping. I'm very social and I want to surround myself with friends who are striving for optimal health.

I'm an 18 years old eurasian uni student in Florida. :D Starting out at 5'7.5", 159ish lbs, give or take 2 lbs (mostly give...). I have never been able to diet well; each time I've lost weight has seemed like an accident. I'd like to get this right for once.

I am a 25-year-old student studying archaeology and geology. I also work part time in at a chiropractic clinic. I've spent a lot of time eating fast food, and I'd like to become consistent with my meals. Exercise has been intermittent in the past with a couple months of regular exercising followed by less and less until it falls out of my schedule completely. Consistency in this area is also a goal.

I'm a 24 year-old computer security analyst who spends his 8-5 behind a desk. I just moved over 600 miles from home to work for the University of Michigan. I need to lose the weight but have been having a hard time staying motivated -- especially since I know no one locally outside of work.

I'm a 25 year-old grad student in Advertising. I'm just trying to take some steps to keep in shape and stay healthy even though I sit at a desk all day at work.

I'm a 31 year old woman, recently married, and have gained 10 lbs over the last year. I'm very petite, 4'10"/ 99 lbs. I gain most of my weight in my stomach area, always have. I work from home and am in front of the computer a lot. I need to get into the exercise habit but lack motivation and am out of shape so get hurt easily.

Well, I like long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners.... just kidding! I'm 21, a senior in college, and an active member of my sorority. I'm a business major but I'm applying for law school right now. I love football... my boyfriend and I make our NFL picks every week (right now I'm winning! Go me!) Ummm.... I don't know what else to say.... my favorite color is pink.... and I love salads (I know, I'm strange, my mother has told me this since I was the only baby in nursery school who ate carrots and peas.)

26, married, stressed out second year medical student. I used to have a job where I ran around all day, so it was much easier to maintain my weight. Since starting school, I sit on my butt in class for 7 hours a day, and then spend another 4 hours laying around studying. Finding time to work out has been my biggest challenge, because I feel that I can't spare the study time. As a result of the lack of exercise, eating on the run, and super high stress level, I gained 30 lbs in my first year of medical school. Knowing that I can't continue down that road, I've been trying to be conscious of what I eat and get to the gym regularly.

I am 47 years old and married with no kids. My wife and I work at home and belong to a gym. I have got down to this weight twice as an adult and come back up. The most recent weight loss was about three years ago and I have regained the weight. I would like to get there and stay there.

I was sick for awhile, put on weight, now I need to build up strength and lose weight. This is hard.... when I was in my 20's I could just stop eating cookies for a week and lose weight. Now I am 51 and not much seems to work. Will power = zero.... sigh.

hi..=) 19, an athletic, happy-go-lucky tomboy..=) a student but i work as well, i want to be fit and healthy..=P, but the thing is I don't know how..=p

In my 30's, a committed relationship, and in the human resources field

I am a single 46 year old artist with 4 cats. I have Chronic Myofascial pain. It is difficult to exercise. My extra weight tends to be around my belly or as Dr. Oz has now informed us all, my omentum. Got to love Dr. Oz. I am tired of being asked if I am pregnant. I can't fit into the nice clothes I want to. I have had this problem for about 10 years now. I lost 20 pounds after doing the Atkins diet, but put it back on when i started back at bad habits.

37 year old working mom with 18month old and kindergartener. Enjoy reading, crafts and working out - but haven't had the time - really need to make the time!

I am a 63 year old who lives in a rural small town. I walk 2 miles every day and attend Curves for additional workouts 3 days a week. Other than that I am sedentary. I like to read and write computer programs. I am a very slow loser; usually less than a pound a month. I Get easily frustrated.

I'm 29 years old and married to an awesome man, but no kids as of yet. My starting weight is 178. I would like to lose about 40-50 pounds, ideally. I work a lot of hours and that keeps my busy, but unfortunately, it is pretty much a 'desk job' and I don't move around too much at work. I have been somewhat overweight for most of my life (I had a couple years in high school following a growth spurt that I was nice and lean!), mostly because I LOVE to eat. And I love to eat a LOT of food. Frequently. Large portions. I've just downloaded the PeerTrainer Cheat System and can't wait to really dive in.

I'm a 21 year old junior at Western Washington Univ. majoring in psychology. I've gained 35 pounds since graduating high school. I'm getting married in a little over a year and a half and would love to feel confident about my body in a wedding dress.

Age 52 ; have sendentary job (secretary). Weight has creeped up last few years. Who is that big woman in the dressing room with me??? Oh, that's ME! No wonder I don't like anything I try on. I dress down to not attract attention.

Hi!! I'm 22 years old, 5'2".. and 100% italian!!

I am a 22 year old mother of one, a beautiful 3 month old girl. I am about to graduate from college and start grad school in January.

I am a 23yr old working mom & wife. I have a soon to be 3 year old princess, Brooklyn Paige. Great hubby who can eat constantly & stay skinny. I can't ever seem to get motivated. I want to lose the weight but can't bring myself to actually DO something.

I am 31, married, and hard working. I like reading, making jewelry, working on the computer and other sedentary activities.

I am 22 years old and mother of a beautiful two year old daughter, I work part time and go to school part time and I am looking forward to obtaining my nursing degree. I got engaged in April and am very excited but I am overly obsessed about my weight. I have managed to lose 35 pounds already through the Weight Watchers program and exercise, but I have been at the same weight now for about a month or two. I need some extra encouragement (outside of home,work, and friends) and am excited to meet some new people who are looking to become healthier as well!! I believe Peer Trainer members can give me the extra push and guidance I need.

Former college athlete, now in the working world. Trying to get used to having a desk job. I went to school in Boulder, CO, loved the active lifestyle and want to keep it alive even though I am now working in New York City.

i just turned 30 and got myself a personal trainer for my birthday. i am 5"7 and would like to lose 30 in the next 6 months to a year

I am 18 years old, and a mom of two. I am very busy with school and other chores, and I really hope that this program will work for me. sometimes i feel depressed, because i want to lose weight, but i dont know how or where to start.

I'm a 22 year old lady from South Carolina. I'll be graduating in May of 2008 and then starting my career (ah! big word) in August. I want to teach second grade (may change). My passions are God, children, and life. I love to laugh, sing, hike, spend time with my family (esp. my niece and nephews) and friends, and just have fun. I also enjoy photography, movies, playing the guitar, and sleeping.

I am a over 50, well really over 60 yr old woman. I was a teacher and also owned my own business for 20 years. I have three smart and beautiful children and two grandchildren.

I'm 53, a writer/businessperson, father of two teen girls (high-school junior and college sophomore). Happily married but both my wife and I work too many hours.

I'm a Female, living in the United Arab Emirates. I like horse-back riding, reading, writing, discussions about religion, blogging, politics and working out. I love animals, and currently own a black angora Cat.

I'm a single 52 year old woman, fancy free, loving this best time of my life. When I'm not at work, I enjoy reading all types of books, theater, jazz, sports, and traveling to new places. Ive recently taken up golf, a sport that gets me outside enjoying nature.

I am 27 years old. I am a full-time student, I also work part-time doing home health.I am a mother of two girls, 8yrs old and 22months. I gained 50 pounds during my last pregnancy. I think it is time for me to stop making excuses and get it together....

I'm a 29 year old SAHM of a 1 1/2 year old son. I am involved in music and drama. I taught for 8 years before deciding to take some time for my baby.

Hello! I'm a 43 year old father of 2 phenomenal kids aged 9 and 6. At one time I was VERY athletic but during the past ten years my athletic lifestyle has taken second seat to the rest of my world and I have put on a lot of weight! However, the last 3 months I've been going to the gym 5 times a week and slowly but surely I am starting to see and feel the benefits. I want to maintain this "rhythm" and look forward to making positive strides in the future.

A SAHM dealing with PCOS and the problems it brings.

I'm 20 years old (february 8th 2008 I'll be 21). I want to lose about 20lbs in the next 2 months, but its hard. I was never skinny but I was extremely active, having been a cheerleader and a ballet dancer (I even danced on pointe). But by my senior year of high school I was more focused on academics and was not physically active at all. Add that to 3 more years of college and I'm HUGE now. Stretch marks feel like my badge of shame and I want to get back to being active enough to dance on pointe and fit into a pair of True Religions or skinny jeans from Rock and Republic. Oh I'm funny and outgoing and I love making new friends!!!!

I'm 25, musician.

I am a 32-year old puerto-rican male. I have had rheumatoid arthiritis since I was 16, and off and on pneumonia for the past 5 years. Asthma, thyroid. I think that's it. I also have three beautiful children and one beaustiful wife.

My name is Cristine and I am 18 years old. I am going to be 19 on the 27th of December. Since 2005 I have gained 60 lbs while on BC. I am hoping to lose the weight that I have gained within a year.

Hi, I'm 27 years old, single, and I live in Seattle. Sort of. I'm a human performance consultant who travels about 98% of the time for work. I think I spend as much time on planes as many flight attendants! I love what I do for work, and I enjoy traveling to new places and taking scenic photos as well. I enjoy music, reading short stories, home organization / decor and SLEEPING! I am ashamed to admit how much I've let the travel schedule, long work hours and constant eating out pile on the pounds. I have gained 60+ pounds over the past 18 months and can no longer even squeeze into my jeans or comfortably button many dress shirts.

Running a company and being a family man hasn't left a lot of time for me to dedicate to fitness. I live in New York City and walk to work everyday but that's about all the exercise I get besides carrying around my 9 month old baby boy. But exercise is critical for physical and mental health and I am ready to get back into it!

I'm a new dad, just turned 40. I gained quite a bit of weight while on paternity leave (5 weeks). I have the will power of a lemming.

I am 45 years old and happily single. I do consulting for conferences and conventions, so I travel a LOT - one of my biggest challenges, but also one of my greatest joys. I also have a very active social life and love to entertain. In addition, I love dance of all kinds, movies, writing, and photography. Another big challenge is that I am into menopause now, so am having a more difficult time loosing weight than I have in the past. My hometown is New Orleans and I spend as much time there as possible.

I'm a 25 year old full-time college student. I've been overweight most of my life but once I stopped ice skating at 16 i gained a lot in a short period of time. I also gained 10-20 more pounds when I went to college at 18.

I'm 41 years old and enjoy being with my 12 year old daughter. She's very active and keep us busy with her activities. I'm an Art Director for Kansas State University. Enjoy living in Manhattan, Kansas. I also enjoy working on my Mac.

I am 18 and I'll be going to college in the fall of 2008. I am 240 lbs and 6' tall. I want to look good for college and change my image. I've always been that fat girl in class, I want to be smart and look good for once.

I'm a student at the University of Minnesota majoring in English and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture with a minor in Japanese. I used to weigh around 145 when I was competing in Miss America local preliminary pageants. ...then I went to college. I'm back up to 175 and I'm looking to get my pageant body back!!

30, happily married, no kids, used to be real thin with a quick metabolism, very lazy!

51 years young, but overweight and can foresee health problems in the future if I don't take control now. 2 Boys, 1 Husband of 29 years. Administrative Assistant in SW Florida (the land of perpetual sunshine). Carboholic! Can't eat just one chip.... and now all those chips have settled below the waist. Love to play tennis, but hate regimented exercise.

I am 38 years old and work as a computer programmer. I am married and am the proud father of a 5-year-old boy. My writing background: I have a BA in English (Creative Writing) and have written short fiction (unpublished), promotional copy (published), adventures for roleplaying games (scheduled for publication), video game reviews (published online), and a novel (unpublished) which I wrote for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year. I am a spectacular procrastinator. In my spare time, I love playing games. PC games are my favorite, but I also love console games (Wii and DS), roleplaying games, board games, card games, you name it. Like most writers, I have a couple of cats. UNlike most writers, I will not talk about them again after this.

I recently turned 40 and have been struggling with my weight up and down since I had my son 11 years ago. I have heart disease and diabetes in my family and know I have to exercise more.

50; self-employed; public relations background

46 years old, female, married, busy high tech job that I love. I have been working with a personal trainer twice a week for over a year. Built up muscle, but the other stuff is staying put. My weight has not changed, so I am adding three more days of cardio, which has not helped lower my weight in the past few weeks. Still twisting the dials to see what is going to make something happen.

I teach fifth grade, tutor, and I am working on a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. I will be 30 in May and I want to live my 30's and beyond as a healthy adult with an active lifestyle.

I am a 22 year Jersey girl through and through! I drive a Firebird love ACDC and big hair haha oh and of course I am italian.

I am not giving up on getting to goal. I have also started an exercise program in Feb of this year, which I upgraded in Oct to a more intense program. I feel good about what I am doing and hope the outcome is near my hopes and expectations.

I am 31, married and have 2 very active girls, aged 11 and 5. I am 5' 3" and around 240 lbs??? I was a VERY active kid with sports and school and when I had my first daughter (when I was 19) that all changed! I live in a rural community and only have dial up :o( I am definately not a "girly girl" and Iove the outdoors and animals. (Hoping to eventually have a hobby farm)

34 year old 3rd year dental student at Loma Linda University Dental School in Southern California 1 .5 hours outside of LA. Single, Christian, Father is Indonesian Chinese, and Mother is Japanese/American Italian. Lived in Hawaii since 1984, however have been going to school in the mainland since 1988. Parents still live there.

I'm a copywriter for a luxury catalog.

I am a mom, chef, baker, holistic health coach, author, gardener, photographer, cyclist, marathoner...what's next? I love my life, and sometime seem like I am trying to sabatoge it!

I am a 58 year old female. I have three wonderful daughters and 4 very special grandchildren soon to be 6 when my eldest completes her adoption process. I am married (37 years) I work nights which is probably the biggest culprit in my weight loss attempt or lack thereof.

I am a self employed attorney. I am in court daily, since I do criminal defense, and I drive a lot - over 40,000 miles a year. My car always seems to be drawn to drive throughs, (and it doesn't help that I never have time to have lunch). Stress seems to be increasing, since I am taking on more and more work, and yet with court delays, I am out of the office from 8:30 a.m. to 5pm, and then work late to catch up. I'm also in the middle of a divorce and I feel the stress of that quite a bit.

I am a married mother of a four year old girl and a 14 month old boy.

I'm a mother of two great kids, My oldest is 12 and my youngest is 11 they are both girls. I work in a local hospital. I've been wanting to lose weight for years. I would say trying to lodse weight but honestly my efforts have been poor. I go on spurts I'll exercise for a week then stop. I won't eat fast food then i will... so on and so forth. I thought if i found some supprt online it would be encouraging to know i'm not alone and to be able to talk with other people i have something in common with.

I'm 18 years old. I've been married for about 7 months. I love the color pink. I collect fairy and tinkerbell related things. I like most types of music. I like to read. I'm Christian. I've been overweight most of my life.

54 years old (for a few more weeks). Got beyond my upper ceiling of acceptable weight after the end of a long relationship a few years ago and just can't take it off. I did take 10 pounds off by seeing a nutritionist, but gained it back. Have done Weight Watchers multiple times in the past and doesn't seem to stick for the long term.

I am a 20 year old cosmetologist, and I am in dyer need of losing weight. I danced for 13 years, a knee injury got me down and I have gained so much weight since. I have two dogs, a Shih Tzu and a Yorkie, and they are my heart. I have been in an amazing and supportive relationship for over a year and a half with the man of my dreams. When we first started dating I weight around 160 and I felt great!! I guess as I got comfortable in the relationship I gained 35 pounds. I have lost 10 of that so far by doing random diets here and there. I would love to be 145 or 150 even.

I'm a thirty-six year old single professional living on Long Island. I enjoy life and welcome change. Family is very important to me and I am in a happy relationship with a wonderful man for the past two years.

I am 53 years old and looking for support to loose 25 lbs ---

H- I am a freshman in college and I let my studies get in the way of being healthy and now I am paying for it. In highschool I was a part of the cross country team as well as the track team so I am not afraid of a bit of hard work. My mom (J) is also wanting to lose some weight as well so she will be my workout buddy. She is a mother of two who spent 15 years as a stay at home mom. Recently she got a job at the local library and is just as determined to lose weight as I am.

I sit at a computer most of the day and have been attending online classes at night for the past 2 years and have put on some extra pounds. I'm married and have 3 kids that range in age from 4 to 15. I want to support my husband (who does most of our cooking) in his weight loss goal of 60-75 lbs. and switching to a healthier lifestyle.

I'm from Malaysia, and I'm single, a writer, and am trying to be the active person I've always imagined myself to be.

I am a 21 year old college student at the University of Iowa and I am very involved, working for two degrees and two jobs and a few student organizations.

I am a 31 year old mother of a 13 year old girl. I live in the Boston area with my boyfriend of 11 years, my daughter, our miniature bulldog boy, Lincoln and little baby Olde English Bulldogge girl, Marley. I have some physical limitations due to an injury to my right leg and foot. I had compartment syndrome in 2005 and almost had to have my leg amputated. I was bedridden for over a year and had to re-learn how to walk. I am finding exercise very strenuos due to the injury and my weight, but I am determined to get off my butt and make some serious life altering changes. 4/4/08 - UPDATE - I am loving going to the gym everyday. I love doing something for myself. (Doing for me is a foreign concept) I love how I feel phyically and mentally. I have more energy and self esteem. My family and friends are proud of me and that makes me feel great. I never want to stop working out now. My foot and leg are not giving me any trouble other than some swelling (but that is really nothing new). Aqua Aerobics gives me the chance to do things that I could never do on land (even before my injury). It's like you are weightless - it feels great! I recommend it to everyone!

I am a 23 year old single mom from British Columbia Canada. I decided to try and lose some weight in April 2007 after looking at some pretty horiffic pictures of myself. I have lost 25lbs so far, and i hope to lose another 30.

I'm 22 and i'm in the Navy. I've never really had to worry about losing weight until i got to my ship and gained 15ilbs.

Hi! I am a 23 year old stay at home married mom. I have three little boys- a 4 year old, a 2 year old and a 9 month old. I want to lose the extra weight from my last pregnancy

Pushing 40! just realized how much ive changed in the past 5 years. hoping to lose before this summer

I'm an independent (almost too much) professional 25 year old. About 5 months ago I ventured down a new career path that I've been pouring myself into resulting in less time to work out and eat well.

I am a 30-year old engineer looking to become healthier. I follow a diet and get to the gym 5 days a week for cardio and weight training. I weigh more than I'd like to but can't seem to get rid of the weight...


I am from the US but have taught overseas for the last 7 years. I find it increasingly difficult to lose weight, especially this year because I am taking the year off to finish up my masters degree. It is so hard to get motivated or on any kind of schedule. I'm disappointed with myself to say the least.

I'm forty years old. Happily married to my wife since 1986, with one adult and two teenage children. Have been on disability for mental illness since 1993. I am diagnosed with bipolar illness and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I was in and out of mental hospitals until about four years ago. A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, and began a form of therapy called DBT. It has really opened doors for me, and I am now down to only one psychiatric medication. Trying to get "a life worth living." Part of that is my physical health. My weight nearly doubled about five years ago, probably due to a medication reaction, and I still weigh about a hundred pounds more than is healthy for me. I want my "old" body back...

I am 24 years old, engaged but no immediate plans to marry, and a cat. I have a fantastic career and work anything up to 12 or 13 hours a day in a mainly sendentary job. I am currently 61 kg and my waist line is 70 cm. I have recently lost 6 kg to fit into a dress for a Christmas party.

I just had a baby 3 months ago. I gained 45 pounds during my pregnancy. I lost 30 pounds within two weeks, and since then I haven't lost anything despite eating well and working out. I'm trying to jump start my weight loss. I have used peer trainer in the past and found it to be really useful. I've been working out 4-6 times a week and trying to lose the weight, but it hasn't been going well. My hope is that my getting on PeerTrainer I can motivate myself.

I'm very interested in the connection between exercise and mental health, and my focus is on spending time each day on mind, body, and spirit in the most fun ways ethical and possible. I'm 42 and became the youngest empty nester I knew three years ago when both of my adult children moved out. They joined our family through adoption as older children, so the age difference between us is less than one would expect. I'm now a proud young grandma of one, with another on the way. For the last couple of years, I've been something of a suicide prevention advocate. My goal is to spread the word that the major causes of suicide are medical conditions (depression and bipolar disorder) which are highly treatable. Professionally, I work full-time at a non-profit organization teaching communication and independent living skills to adults with combined vision and hearing loss. My own children are Deaf, so this was a natural position for me.

I am a wife and a mother of 4. I am capable of more than I am giving and tired of my own excuses. I am ready to give more and be more. .

I'm a mother and wife and a 55 yr. old modern dancer and dance teacher. I would like to strengthen and revitalize my body to better serve in my profession as I age. I have 2 children who are now 17 and 23 yrs. which offers more time to focus on my own needs and state of being.

I am a 35 year old mom of 7. I work from home. I love reading and crafts.

48 y/o divorced mom.. 3 girls and 2 grandkids that I am raising. Work full-time in finance dept. I have real problem with chocolate and sweets and the pounds just crept on. Want to loose 50 pounds by next year.

I just turned 48, married to a wonderful man for 26 years have two grown sons 24 and 20 both in college. One still lives at home. I have an internet based business.

Workign part time mother of two boys.

Professional with adult kids. Divorced. Unattached. Social. I have had significant health issues. Oftentimes, I feel like I am on my last leg.

Young, 20-something, just graduated from college, navigating the corporate world and dealing with the weight gain left over from college. Want to get back to my 'normal', healthy weight without any crazy diets.

50 something stay at home Mom of 5yo girl and 13yo boy... Boy did I start late! All my friends have grankids older than my kids... Bad habit of yo yo dieting and looking for a more comprehensive approach to keeping the commitment.

I'm a writer from WAY upstate NY (about 40 minutes from the Canadian border). I'm single, and share a home with my retired folks and an elderly cat affectionately called The Pig. He used to be fat too, but has lost a healthy 15 lbs in the past four years. Besides writing, I enjoy yoga, reading, travel, and online geekery. I'm also a TV junkie, which I hope to change.

i'm a 20 year old college student. i'm not really overweight, but i'm short and feel the need to tone up and lose a little weight to boost my confidence and overall health

I work parttime and a SAHM w/ 4 littlechildren and 2 stephchildren(ages, 18/12/4/2/1/4 mos). I want to be a better influence to my children and need to incorportate better eating habits and have more physical activity with the family

24 years old. I am married and have a daughter (6 months old). I work M-F 8 - 5. I also go to school in the evenings M - TH 6 - 10. I'm working on my B.S. in Computer Science. I am 6' 11" and weigh around 235 lbs.

Here's the full backstory. 5 months ago (right before Thanksgiving) I woke up on a Monday morning having a hard time breathing. After a trip to the doctor I found out that I had acute bronchitis. I was then informed that if I didn't stop smoking (yeah I was a smoker) I should expect the bronchitis to become chronic and in about another 1 - 2 years I could expect to be on oxygen. Yeah, that was quite a wake up call. At the same time They took my weight, blood pressure etc. I remember thinking "how did I end up being a 38 year old divorced overweight smoker with high cholesterol, relatively high blood pressure, weighing 265 pounds?" I never EVER wanted to feel as low as I did right then again. I quit smoking, joined a gym and have not looked back since. Now over the past 5 months things have gotten better (no cigarettes, better diet, my weight down to 230), but I still have a way to go, and I am finally setting some goals for myself. I have just started some relatively intense personal interval training and I am hoping to see some serious results, but need help with my eating habits especially.

I am turning 44 on Valentine's day. I have a wonderful husband and best friend. My husband is very active and I used to be until a major illness. I have it under controll however; I am affraid that with my weight and inactivity this illness will rear its ugly head again.

I enjoy going out, being around freinds, love a cold beer from time to kids and grandbaby are my world. I quit smoking in August 2007 had to have a stent put in heart, so weight has found me boy has it found me

Im a 23 year old mom who just started eating all the wrongs things!

I am 51, happily married to my husband for almost 22 years, mother of three sons (college, high school, and elementary school) and a poodle. I am a social worker in a women's homeless shelter and teach debate. I love Bible study, the YMCA, my church, peace and quiet, and good books. I am on medications for low thyroid - and have gained 30 pounds since then!! I thought it worked the other way...anyhow, I have to work really hard to lose weight.

45 year old in Los Angeles. I work out at Bally's in Downey and enjoy participating in other non-competitive fitness events in Sunny California.

I'm a mom and wife and have found myself in a rut and am truely ready to put some time back in for myself to get healthier and in better shape.

My name is Cassie. I'm 18 years old and I'm a Senior in High School. I play volleyball and love to belly dance. I am in a realationship with my boyfriend of 5 years. I plan on attending Lewis Clark State College in ID.

I'm a 21 year old college student, who wants to improve her life :-) I like dancing, reading, drawing... and love art in general.

empty nest, boo hoo! miss my boys who live so far away. Work from home, run 2 small manufacturing businesses.

I have struggled with weight most of my life. At my highest weight, I was 260 pounds. I had a modified version of standard weight loss surgery. The modification is that the surgery only changed my stomach size and nothing to do with my digestive track. I have lost a great deal of weight, but I am still not at goal and won't get there without addressing food and fitness.

41 yo single dude living in Boca Raton, FL. Need to know more...just ask.

I'm extremely shy, but I don't think many people realize it because I'm very good at hiding it. I'm divorced with no children. Last year I ended up taking a new job that is totally different from everything I've ever done and I like it a lot!! It's hard work, but it's interesting. I guess that's what is motivating me to finally lose weight. I think I feel better about my life and I realize that challenges are what makes life interesting.

I am 50 years old, married, have 4 adult children and two marvelous grandchildren! Work full time in a library. Like to read, craft, take leasurely hikes, trying to get back into camping.

I am 32 years old and live in a rural area. I have always put myself last while taking care of everyone else. It's time to let my family and so-called friends take care of themselves. I am tired of busting my butt, and giving up my free time to be there for them especially when they are never there for me. I have no kids and have never been married.. 2 things that seem to define women in rural America.. Right now I want to concentrate on getting healthy and feeling healthy. I want to build up my energy and my stamina. I am tired of being fat and letting it hold me back.

I am a 40 year old mother of two, starting life over again in the last three years after a divorce. Now I am recovering and in the middle of treatments for breast cancer. So as you can imagine a little stress eating has occurred in the last 5 months. I lost 30 pounds last year and have kept most of it off, but I have gained 10 pounds back. I want to exercise more and get the weight back off.

I'm 48, a college-age son, married for 25 years, and a Type II diabetic trying to control her blood sugars without medication.

I LOVE rock climbing, and am obsessed with it, and have been climbing for nine years. I am self-employed so can work at night and play during the day. I climb indoors throughout the winter 3-4 times a week, for several hours each time. (Bouldering and sport climbing.) Spring-fall I climb outdoors as many as 5 or more times a week, for many hours. These days involve approach hikes that can be substantial with a heavy pack. To stay generally fit, Ialso run during the winter (5-6 times a week, 30-45 minutes each) as much as my knees allow, and road bike in the summer about 15-20 hours a week. I also just bought a mountain bike. All of this, and I still pack about 10 extra pounds of fat. This means a lot for a climber. I slim down a bit during the summer, but not as much as I would like to. I also "unslim" a lot in the winter. I am also a neurotic log-keeper. (Perhaps because my work involves detailed book keeping...) If this works well, I should be online very regularly.

22 year old in the legal field, trying to get back to being healthy after college!

51 Years old, married with one daughter. Long time employee at one company (31 years). I enjoy camping and flying model airplanes.

I'm a 59 year old member of an International Team for spiritual renewal for my religious congregation. My community consists of Three priests and two religious sisters and I've battled with compulsive overeating my whole life. Since coming to France 10 years ago, I've missed the support of meetings for weight-loss support and am now looking forward to being able to get some on-line support and I be happy to give some support whenever I can.

I am a Christian, 31 yr wife and mom of a 12 yr old. I'm on the verge of going into the 'plus' sizes. I have about 40 lbs to lose.

I am a 21 year-old new mom (7 months!) I am looking to get healthy and fit. I will need a lot of support because I know that I am super lazy & can sit for hours in front of the tv, with a laptop. That is partially why I have set a high goal, because if i said some small number I could talk myself into procrastination.

I'm a 19 yr old ivy league student struggling with depression/anxiety. This spring I am on medical leave from school so that I can take some time to get better, so I should have plenty of time to work on my weight, too. I live in new england and love going outside and being physically active; I used to run xc in high school.

I'm a 44yr old professional married with 2 children. I enjoy coaching softball, and outdoor cooking. I take the opportunity to camp whenever possible. Looking to find a balance in my career and staying healthy and fit.

I'm a 49 y.o. male physician with a wonderful wife and children. Much of my eating habits stem from childhood and beyond as a means of coping with stress, hurt and loss (better than drugs or alcohol I guess). I have spent much of my life dieting, frequently postponing things "until I lose weight". Life is too short! I am tired of this way of life and just want to get rid of it so I can better enjoy all the good things on a day by day basis.

I want to unsubscribe. I am sick of getting this spam in my mailbox daily

I am a application developer and am sitting 8 hours a day. I have a BS in computers and an MBA. I need

61, full-time RVer, transcriptionist, married to wonderful guy who is not health conscious, kids grown, empty nest filled by two mini doxies. Only health problem is hypothyroid and a little arthritis here and there (and severe dry eyes).

i am 27 years old female. live in the wonderful city of Miami. i love to cook attended le cordon bleu miami and wish i had my own cooking show. Who knows i could get lucky and have all my dreams of being healthy and cook full time.

I am 26 years old. I work as a biologist. I live with my boyfriend. We both have issues with weight. I have gained more than 20 pounds in the last six months due to depression. I currently weigh 215.

I am a 30 year old forensic scientist. I was married in August and have a 3 year old pug. I quit smoking a year ago and packed on 10 pounds. Since getting married I've packed on another 10. I am at my highest weight of 155 (5'4"), and want to get down to a more healthy 130-135 initially.

I am 18 years old and a senior in high school. i'm going to college next year, but i'll be at home. i have been overweight all my life, but it seems the last few years have gotten the worst. i am a Christian and God is my life.

I am a 57 year old grandmother. I have three wonderful sons and 4 awesome grandsons, with another grandchild on the way in September (we don't know the sex yet) , it would be lovely if this was my first granddaughter.

I'm in my late 30's and am trying very hard to get back to my ideal weight. I am single, work long days and love to hang out with friends. The problem is that I also love food and will often use it to

I am a single mom of a 9 year old. I work as a personal assistant to a slighly demanding young millionare and by the time i run around all day for him and then take care of my son and cook dinner, clean house, catch up with my life- I am tired. I want to be more motivated and I am trying to start with changing my eating. My issue seems to be I dont eat enough and what I do eat is high carbs and high sugar.

Im a 19 year old college student in Boston. I have definitely been plagued by the typical college weight gain. My main focus is getting back into the healthier eating style I had pre-college and getting more active. Ideally, Id like to try to lose 10-15 pounds so I can get back to feeling completely comfortable with myself

I am a 35 year old mom of two toddlers. I work between 20-30 hours a week and share child care between my husband sister and i. So when i am home with the kids there is a 1, 2 and 3 year girls. Time for myself is limited to eating and sleeping. So i often use time by myself to eat even when not hungry.

I am a married mother of two. Work full time and spend my evenings taking kids to activities. i have always been overweight but since having kids my weight has sky rocketed partially due to thyroid problems but mainly due to my not caring what I look like.

I am 43, working as a research scientist and a mother of two living in Zurich Switzerland. I do not have as much time to prepare food as I would like. Love eating veggies but hate to search and prepare them.

I am a student and work full time. I work in construction and out of the office and am sitting the entire day. I just recently moved at the beginning of Feb. and was weighing 132, but with my new job and with the stress from moving I gained weight super quick and now at 148. Before the move I was going to the gym everyday and eating healthy and eating my meals and watching what I was eating. Today I put a stop to all of this and really want to get serious to getting back in shape and getting back to 132.

I'm 34 yo and currently between contracts and thus very stressed. I’m a stress eater. I’m trying to exercise but I’m not very successful.

I am a 40 year old mom of two boys. I'm 5'2'' at 21 I was 118 at 31 I was 129 at 37 I am 158. at 40 I am now 135!

I'm 22,   I moved to Dubai from the UK 8 months ago.  I was already in pretty bad shape,  but the life style out here has caused me to put on an additional 14 pounds since I've been here.  Once i get into a habit of working out i really enjoy it.  I like dancing, going out with friends, and generally having a good time.

i am a medical student.i am a very lazy girl at 28. i dont have will power &never tried to.i am married.i gained weight after my marraige.i weigh around 85 kg., i am not sure of my present weight[around 85] becoz i stopped watching my weight long back.

54 yr old male - 6'2" 225 lbs

I am a mother of a 6 year old who we adopted when he was 6 months old. I am married to a wonderful guy who works nearly 80 hours a week, so it makes it hard to find time to go to the gym. But I know that I can lose this weight without having to go to the gym by walking and doing exercises at home. So here I go.

I am a 37 year old , happily married mother. My husband and I have two daughters ages 16 and 23. I work full time as a corporate education consultant and am currently working on my MBA.

I'm a 27 year old teacher who has struggled with weight my whole life. I love food, and am looking for healthier ways to enjoy it.

58 design jewelry that turns into other venues teach kids with special needs patient with everyone but me

I just turned 25 and I feel as though life is just passing me by. Today is the day that I get myself out of this rut I have created. I keep telling myself not to panic... It's not too late to wear that itsy bitsy bikini! Ha ha ha

I am from Northern California and want to live a healthier life.

I'm a 38 year old divorced mother of a 16 year old girl. I've been in a long-term relationship for over 8 years. I have managed to be successful in every other aspect of my life except for weight loss. I have a career in healthcare and I went back to school wrapping up my Bachelors degree in 2005, graduating as one of the top in my class. I have a comfortable home life, career and relationships, but this weight problem keeps me from being truly the best and the happiest person I can be. I have struggled with weight all of my life and I think I just keep waiting for the miracle to occur that's going to make everything all better. I have to realize that it is within me that the miracle will happen and that it will not be easy all of the time. I'm getting older and I can't keep putting off the weight-loss process until a later date. The time is now and I have to do it, not just for this moment, but for every moment from now on.

18 year old female, high school senior, vegetarian, former competitive figure skater. My insecurities hold me back so much, and I want to eliminate them as much as possible before entering the new environment that is college. I want to be confident and carefree, and to have a fit, toned body! (Don't we all!)

I am a 46 year old mother of 3 and grandmother of 3. I teach special needs children and at the end of the day I am exhausted. I have no energy or interest in fun activities. I weigh 176-180 lbs. I can't seem to get below 176.

I am 28 and have 2 kids. I smoked for 10 years and when I finally quit for good I put on weight fast. I am sure that I take in more calories then I burn in a day even though I wait tables part time and am moving while doing that. Most people I know say that I am not overweight. But they have only known me for a couple years when I moved to FL was when I started gaining weight! I need motivation, I am not happy with the way I look and would like to be in better shape before I hit 30!

40 year old mother of two (13 & 6)... married... work full-time. I've lost 30 pounds and need to lose another 70 (yikes!)

I am an organic kosher chef at a retreat and conference center. I have seven children in my life of whom 5 are married. I specialize in Sephardic cooking and I have a passion for the hospitality business.

I'm a full time college student, I love the outdoors and playing with my puppy!


I am a 42 years old married with two step sones 14 and 15. I was on WW and lost 25lbs since last may. I want to loose and additional 45 lbs... I have trouble getting to the gym . I work PT in a chiropractic clinic as well as a licensed Real Estate Agent

35yrs old Mother - (2 kids). I have been catering to everyone else for quite sometime - Now it's my turn. I am all pumped up and ready for this. (Just need a little help staying on the train). LOL...

I'm a 38 year old male from Canada. I was with Weight Watchers but they wanted me to stop losing weight even though I still had a rather large midsection. That didn't seem right so I quit and now I packing on the pounds again.

I am a 23 year old female and played sports through college. Post graduation left me with my horrible eating habits and a steady increase in body fat and weight. I got back into shape when I ran my first marathon in January, but since have fallen off the deep end and am back to my pretraining size.

49 mother of 2 (ds-13 & dd - 11) married 15 yrs, 5'-7" & 200lbs. Yipes! Yosemites is short for Yosemite Gardener Sam. Yosemite Sam is an all time favorite character. Landscape Architect by training. Mom as current job.

I am 25 years old and the mom of a 6 month old. I am getting married in December and would like to get this weight off for good!

60 yrs young ,divorced,volumteer weekly, work 2 jobs,full time and part time. have 2 grandchildren. and a dog lover.

I am 46, married, daughter a junior as of a week ago in college. I enjoy garderning (flowers), reading books on CD, tape as I d not want to take the time to sit and read. I was a girl scout leader for my daughter's troop for 12 years, that ended 2 years ago and now I have to find myself again. I also enjoy playing Texas Hold-Em poker, live or on line. I have been heavier than I am currently, but my goal is do lose more of my excess baggage. I am looking forward to sharing my experience with all of you here.

I'm 39, engaged to be married, and a professional working in the health field. I made a major relocation last year, which resulted in several life changes. In the process, I managed to gain over 20lbs. My goal weight (for now) is 170lbs (I'm 5'9").

I've struggled with losing weight since I entered my teenaged years. I'm 18 right now and I want to change my habits. I want to lose 15-20 pounds.

I am in my 60's . Live in a small town and I am very active. Retired and enjoying life. I love sports and traveling. Country Music is my favorite.

I live in a small town in Lincolnshire in the UK. I am recently separated with a 9yr old daughter. I work in a secondary school doing pastoral care and love it.

I'm a senior English/Secondary Education major at Syracuse University. I have a pretty busy life, and college is hard because of all the junk food! I love reading and stage managing!

I am a mother of 2 grown boys and I have 2 small dogs. I have gotten lazy over the years and put on a lot of weight. I started exercising and eating right in Feb. I read nutrition books alot. I am determined to loss the weight.

I'm a 30-something homeschooling SAHM who also works part-time from home and works out on a near-daily basis (about 5 days per week).

Age 37, married, father of 3 boys, age 6,8, and 10

I am a 22 yr old female, 5'5" and 140lbs. I can hide my weight really well under my cloths and most people guess that I weight maybe 120 or 125. But once I take off my cloth, you can really see the rolls around my belly. I also have very big arms for a girl my size. My boyfriend and I are going on a beach vacation this summer and I will not be able to hide my rolls any longer. I think that having a boyfriend has made me not care as much about my appearance and I gained a lot of weight. I am not trying to lose weight for anybody else but myself. I know that I will feel better and more confident. A couple years ago I weighed 115lbs and my self-esteem was just over the roof. Now, I am always hiding underneath my cloths and feel ugly. And when I feel fat and ugly, I eat even more. I regularly binge eat, which I know is horrible. My boyfriend keeps telling me that I look great and that he loves me no matter what but I know that he would probably find me sexier a little bit less chubby. He is in great shape and works out many times a week, I'm the lazy one. Anyway, I hope that logging will help he succeed. I want to look good and feel healthy.

I am a happily married mother of three. I am currently undergoing a complete lifestyle change. I have left my career to stay at home full-time in order to home-school my children. As I change my mindset on an emotional and spiritual level - I also seek to change my mindset towards physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. I have always been extremely unhealthy. Until a year ago, I was a heavy smoker and relied upon crash diets and supplements in order to lose weight. I have been smoke free for a year (thank you God!) and now I want to continue living healthier by increasing my physical activity and educating myself regarding a proper diet.

I am a 52 year old woman. (RN, mom to 4 grown boys, gramma to 3 beautiful children - Chloe, Ethan, and Damon. Expecting grandchild #4 in September). I have no self-esteem. I hate my body. I just need to do this. I've had good luck in the past with Weight-Watchers. I just can't afford to pay for it right now. And, I know the program. I really think I just need Peertrainer.

I'm a 5'10", ~20 year old female who had a stable weight of 160 before getting sick. At one point my high weight was 187. My weight stabilized around 177, and in the past month and a half I have gotten down to 164 (loss of 13 pounds). I am looking to lose 9 pounds more by July 4th (to be 5 pounds below my original weight), and more after!

I'm 21 and I recently got married to an amazing man (and he's hot:). My husband and I both help out with the youth group at our church and love it. And currently I stay at home due to immigration restrictions (I married a Canadian, I'm american).

I'm 21, currently a philosophy/anthropology student. Always very busy, which is why i need to be encouraged not to slack at this. Currently 156lbs. While i have been a bit heavier than this in the past, and i am fairly comfortable with myself in general, I have always lacked self-confidence about my body to a degree, because of the bit of extra weight i carry around.

In my late 20s I was in great shape, learned to run, and ran my first marathon at 29. In the years following, I gained 40 lbs following two failed relationships and too much work. I've decided it's time to reclaim my heath, energy and vitality.

40 year old, recently married, trying to get in shape for life, not just a wedding :)

I am a married 39 year old mother of one who works PT. Weight has been an issue of mine al of my life. I have lost substantial amounts of weight 2 other times in my life but have gained it all back.

I'm a 20 year old female. attending Texas State University to become a 4-8 grade math teacher. i weigh 132 lbs but i want to be around 115 like i was when i graduated highschool. my 22 year old boyfriend of 5 years has just left for kansas for 3 months and i want to loose some belly and leg fat before he returns. i want him to say WOW when he gets back home.

I am a 31 year old mother of three. I just had my third baby sept 07. I work as a nurse so there is always unhealthy food around the unit tempting me everyday.

I am a working mother of 2 school age boys and the wife of a fabulous man (going on 10 years now)

I am a 25 year old Nursing Student. I am married, and have 2 wonderful kids 6 and 3. I had weight loss surgery (Lapband) in Dec. My starting weight before surgery was 235 and I am now down to 192. With the Lapband it is a slower process than gastric bypass, and it is more of a tool. I am happy with the results so far, however I want to continue to my goal of 130.

An Altruistic 55 year old - Writer, Photographer, Filmmaker. Recovering from major illnesses... was a health food nut. I write and do my art as if every child who has ever been born is mine.

I am a 32 year old mom of 2. I adopted a 17 year old teenager who is now 19 and the baby who is 2 1/2. I gain weight when I am stressed or feel overwhelmed. I have not learned how to effectively deal with anxiety without overeating.

Mother of 7, grandmother to 3. I am still very much in the child rearing phase of life and very active. My youngest daughter has down syndrome and she keeps me very young. :-) I am very active in the schools and head up a non-profit for kids with DS. I also baby sit the grandchildren weekly and between the three of them ( 4 year old identical twins and a 2 year old singleton)-and my Christine- there is NOT much time for sitting.

Im now 20 years old, I used to weigh 60kgs, I managed to lose a good bit to a stage where I was in good shape and practically no fat. then i experienced a stressful event, gained weight (not back to previous but gained fat where as before I used to have muscle) I spend 10 hours a day sitting in an office, and with over an hour commute to my home that leaves me with very little time or energy to exercise, and lots of stress leads to overeating... :( I want to get back to my previous condition!

I’m 24 from kent, England. I’m trying to get healthy and active & loose 1 or 2 stone. I’ve always done faddy diets before, which fail after a few weeks if not days, and i’ve gotten into the cycle of beating myself up over failing diets, emotional eating etc etc. This is the first time i’ve lot weight through healthy eating and exercise (i‘ve lost about 3 stone since January this year and have another 1 or 2 to go). I don’t want to be counting calories, but i’d like to keep a check on here of what i’m eating and what exercise i’m doing, to keep me motivated and maybe meet a few new people. I love to cook, mainly healthy food, tho i make a fabulous cheesecake. I have the odd treat, but still find it a bit hard not to beat myself up about it afterwards... but hopefully i’ll get there. I try and get to the gym about 3 times a week, i also do swimming when i can and i’ve just invested in a Pilates dvd. I’m trying to start running but i’m finding it a real struggle and not a pleasurable experience if i’m honest, I‘ve completed a 5 mile and a 5k run but i walked about half of both, its something i’d really like to do so i’m going to persist with it. I’ve applied for the london marathon next year and am going to do the ASPIRE swim the channel challenge in September.

I'm a college Student also work full time. I'm a newly wed trying to lose about 15-20 pounds . My main thing is to get healthier because my doctor says i have to lose some weight.

i am 37 and have gained and lost more times than i can remember i have been struggling with my weight since i was 9 i have recently gained the most ever after a semi serious accident at work and a very severe case of blahs. i weigh what i did pregnant... and my son is now 9... akkkk i am now a stay at home domestic servant/crafter...

I am single, former athlete, once I set my mind to something I can be very dedicated. I am dedicating myself to losing weight.

I am a mother of 3- Cruz 20, Shandell 16, and Marc 15. I work full time and am married. My husband and I also own our own business which consumes even more of my time. Before I had children I weighed a whole 103 lbs. But that's too thin, so I am shooting for the 134. I am 5'4" and 36 years old.

I am 39, 5'2', and weigh about 142. About five years ago I got fit and looked great at 110 lbs. I was very self confident about my appearance. It was the best I had looked since getting married in '96. After moving, I slowed down, ate late, etc. and slowly gined 30 lbs.

I am going to be 46, have been married for 25 years to same man. I think we have a content marriage - could use more romance, but that is partly my issue because of my weight and self-image. I have 2 college age daughters, both out of the house, so we are empty nesters now. I am an elementary school teacher.

I am a 15 year old girl, and I'm a dancer. I am a student at high school, going into grade 10.

i am a married 52 yr. old female. I work full time, hate to exercise.

i will be turning 39 and a mother of 2 great boys. I am divorced and have been overweight most of my adult life. I lost weight for my sisters wedding and felt amazing and would love to have that feeling back. I do alot of yo-yoing and would like to find that lifestyle that just sticks.

My name is Amanda, and I live in a small town in Southern WV. I have 2 boys, ages 3 and 6 who I stay home with. I am taking online classes to finish up my degree in sociology. I hope to go back to work when my baby goes to school next year. I am a cut-up who loves to joke and have a good time (probably the hardest thing about communicating online). I love to be outside. I am a liberal and open-minded person who believes in humanity. I love kids; I always have an extra one or two. I love to travel. Finally, my biggest enemy is my love for cooking :-/

I am in my mid-20s, and I am learning, at last, about acceptance and affirmation. :) I am, and aspire to be, the personification of grace. I am, and aspire to be, the embodiment of elegance. When I am at my best, I am generous, kind, compassionate, whippet-lean and long-limed, slender, warm, and possessed of a beauty that radiates from the core. I love myself so that I might be more fully present with others; I love myself so that I might better love those around me. I love myself so that I can more easily support and inspire those around me to do the same. I love myself so that I might live.

I'm a 21-year-old senior college student and I'm so excited for year-long party to come! I am over-involved with activities on my campus, but enjoy everything I do. Balancing my life between school (including graduate classes), studying, clubs and a social life has always been a struggle, and the first thing to go has always been exercise. How can I choose a 30-minute workout which includes a shower (so atleast an hour of my day) when I have a huge exam? I've always struggled with my weight, and even though I'm not extremely overweight, the BMI tells me I'm "obese." I hate the BMI calculator. I tried weight watchers with a friend when I graduated from high school and it worked for a while. I've been up and down ever since I started college. My dream goal is to fit in a single-digit pair of jeans (size 8), but I've never fit into a size that small. So for now, any loss is a good loss.

I'm married (25 yrs) with 4 kids form 13-24. Have been over weight for years but need to loose weight now so diabetes doesn't set in.

i am 17 and am going to be a senior in high school. Being a bit of an over achiever(taking 2 AP classes last year, and 4 this year, along with doing theatre) i sometimes cant seem to find time to excercise regularly. I love to do theatre and take pride in my school work but would like to take more pride in my image as well.

30 yo female, professional, married. No children yet.

I am 31 years old. I have been married for 8 years and I have two children ages 9 and 7. I need to get motivated and start doing something about the last 10 lbs. I need to lose. I currently weight 125lbs.

I graduated from college two years ago and had lost a ton of weight. It felt so great. However, since my new job and less active lifestyle I am heavier than I have ever been. So, while I would really love to be 180-my current goal is to be 200 as I felt really healthy at that weight. That means 50 pounds.

I am a 36 year old wife and SAHM of a 2-year old and a 10 year old. I am also, and foremost, a Christian who loves Christ Jesus and seeks to glorify Him in spirit and in body. Visit my blog at:

Just a normal guy who enjoys doing alot of things

I'm a freshman in college and i'm on the rowing team.

Working, married mother of 2. I take the time for everyone else, which leaves little left for me. Love the red wine, pasta and coffee with cream and sugar. If I could only live without them I'd be skinny.

I 28 years old, I love to workout as much as I can I do have my day's were I just can't seem to get motivated or into my workout. I love any workout that involves the outdoors. I stay at home taking care of my 3 kids, and I am also married.

I'm 5'3.5" and 140 lbs. I have a history of eating disorders and disordered eating; university stress has made this veer into compulsive overeating and bulimia territory lately, and I have gained more weight than I am comfortable with. I need to finally learn how to eat healthily, exercise, and get down to the weight I want without heavily restricting, binging, or otherwise abusing my body.

I am a mom of two beautifull girls one its nine years old and th elittle one its 3 years old i work full time but a difference to other or many others i work night shifts so 11:00 to 7:00am its my work hours, but my day only begin at a mom offcourse :)

I'm a 30 year old mother of two boys - one is almost 5 and a 2 year old. I'm happily married and live in Texas.

I am happily married with an 8 year old son. I enjoy walking on my lunch hour and I love to get out on the weekends for hikes and bike rides.

I'm a 24 yr old Registered Nurse and just started grad school. I pretty much just want to be fit and healthy. I've started having weight problems pretty much since college... I'm never happy about how I look and tend to avoid going out with people because I'm embarrassed about how I look. I think my social life has suffered the most because of that. I just don't seem to be able to put my mind into losing weight and taking care of myself....but I want to look good, feel good about myself, be happy and have self confidence once and for all....and finally be able to live life to the fullest.

I am 38 and have an issue with sugar that started when I was born I guess. I found my b-day cake when I was two and ate all of the sugar off. The stories go on.....

I am a 26 year old mother of 4 handsome little boys ages 6,5,4,& 2 and stepmother to a beautiful little lady age 9. I am the new wife to a wonderful man named Rickey who loves me dearly. Between haveing the 4 boys, overeating, & never exerciseing i have lost control of my weight and my health. I have put on 100lbs in the last 8 years and I am so ready to get rid of it.

I am 18 years old. I am just now finishing my first semester in college. Having 3 TINY roommates isn't cool. I love them but they aren't good for support. I love music and everything that has to do with it. I will be in shape again. I am determined.

Self employed. 45 yr old female married with 2 children

I am a 44 year female, located in Minnesota. I have struggled with my weight my entire life and this year, 2009, is the last year that I struggle. I have about 100 pounds to lose. I love competing with my dogs (raise Brittanys) camping and horses. I work full time but am an empty nester (2 grown children) so I have time now to devote to myself. This year I am coming first!

I'm addicted to sock knitting.

I am 57 yrs old, divorced, and the Mom of a grown son. I feel like I have dieted all my life, in fact I'm a lifetime W W. I'm trying to get myself back on the plan, I do fine for awhile and then I fall of the wagon! I've have major changes in my life this past year which include losing my job after 18 years, I'm working now, but I had to take a 50% pay cut!

Struggling with PCOS!!! I have put on about 50 lbs since I was diagnosed in 2004. My self esteem has taken a huge nose dive ever since.. Looking to alleviate some of the symptoms of PCOS (acne, insulin levels, hair growth) through proper diet and exercise.

I'm a 34 yr old single mom of an 8 yr old. I have a successful career and little kid free time for exercise outside my home (and lots of excuses.)

I've led a very sedentary lifestyle. I'm 35 and obese! I hate that word but it's the truth. About a year ago my husband I changed our lifestyle. He is currently running half marathons and on his way to full marathons. I haven't lost a pound!

I am a personal trainer and fat loss expert who runs boot camp classes / kettlebell classes in Woodbury MN. I have been getting people results for over a decade and have logged more than 11,072 client hours helping people just like you achieve their goals.

Since about 7th grade up I was always overweight. Some high school drama bumped up my weight to about 230 (the same weight as Oprah at the time.) When I attended college I lost a lot of weight because we had to walk everywhere. I lost a lot of the weight while dating my now husband, weighed 175 when I first became pregnant with my first child. At my 6 week post-baby check-up I weighed 175. Woo-hoo! 2 more babies later, and I've packed on the weight. I now live in the Metro-Atlanta area, and recently joined a gym at the beginning of the year. I'd like to hire a trainer, but my husband's job situation just won't allow for it right now. Today I started writing down a food log (as suggested by a trainer at the gym) and I'm astounded already (from just breakfast and my snack). She suggested that I intake 1,600 calories. YIKES!! I did a "body fat" analysis at the gym this week and the results came up 34% of me is fat (ugh!) and my "body age" is 37 (YIKES- I'm only 30) but (here's the good news) my attainable body age is 23. (That made my husband happy to hear.)

I am 38-year-old married Mom of two boys, 9 and 5, and work part time as a speech therapist with kids birth-5 years of age. I'm 5'8 and now weigh 130 lbs; I lost 23 lbs. in 2009, mostly due to Peertrainer! Logging my food and exercise, as well as wonderful group support, has helped me lose the weight and make it stick this time! :-)

I'm 45. I have two daughters 14 and 11. I've been overweight since I was 9, and was on and off different diets since. About 15 years ago, I decided that was it. I wasn't going to worry about my weight again. Last weekend, I had to buy new clothes for my youngest child. Although she's tall, I realized her clothes were Large! I'm doing this for us. I'm not the only one.

I'm a working mom of 2 girls (4 & 7) and 1 boy (13months). After the last pregnancy, I've had lots of trouble shedding any weight - I just love food! I'm hoping to lose some weight, get fit, gain more energy, and feel good in my clothes again.

40 years old, 5ft 10, 183lb. Spend too much time sitting behind a desk and not enough getting exercise. Drink too much alcohol which piles on calories and gives me the munchies.

I'm a 26yo SAHM living in suburban Minneapolis. I have 2 kids, a husband, a wiener dog and a labradoodle. My daughter is beautiful and I adore her. She'll be 4 in September, but sometimes you'd think she was 13. My heart belongs to a short, chubby bald guy. No, I wasn't talking about my husband. Although he's pretty great himself. I was referring to my 18 month old drama king. My family means more to me than anything else on the planet.

I am a 5'2" female living in NYC with my live in boyfriend. He works nights, so I am always cooking meals for one ... which makes keeping quick cook or pre-portioned meals out of the freezer a really hard thing to do.

I am in my mid 30s now and working out alone isn't keeping me fit. I need to watch what I eat now. I like that peertrainer helps you keep track of food.

I'm a musician and a dancer and I want to improve my skills at both. I really enjoy being outside and doing active things, but sometimes find it hard to motivate myself to get out on my own. If someone else plans it though, I'm there.

I am a young mother and i am trying to find a way to stick with my weight loss plan.

I am a mother of 2 ages 4 & 10 and I have an amzing long term boyfriend. I own a wedding planning business which I love and for the most part love my life.

I'm originally from Brazil, but moved to The Netherlands back in 2003. I'm 36, married and my beautiful boy is now 3. I grew up as a big girl (within the healthy range), but after moving to the Netherlands I slowly lost weight, my lowest was 55kg / ~121 pounds. I loved being that weight ! I joined Peertrainer in 2009 after giving birth (I gained an insane amount of weight, did not dare to weight myself until 2 months after the birth), and with that help I went down to 134 pounds. Then I got lazy and did not log on again... Until two years later (August 2012). Taking the courage to weight myself again. I don't feel I need to get back to my lowest weight, but I'd love to recover some pre-pregnancy clothes, all still feels tight and uncomfortable. I think anywhere under 130 would fit the bill.

I am 37 and have struggled with my weight all my life. I lost over 100lbs just after highschool on my own and kept most of it off for several years. I had a thyroidectomy 2 years ago and have gained about 25lbs since and have been unable to lose no matter what I try. 2 weeks ago I started working with a weight loss physician at the University of MN and have started taking phentermine daily. I have lost about 6 pounds in the last couple of weeks but want to make sure I follow through and incorporate a healthy life style that will not only help me reach my goal but will help me keep the weight off after the pills are gone.

I have three beautiful, smart, outgoing girls, and am gaining an adorable stepson. I'm in the heath care industy.Teeth is my game.LOL I've had a life of ups and downs(like everyone else). It has taken so much energy to keep up that I have let me go so bad that I feel like I've waited almost to long to fix it.

College student who spends most of her time reading and writing. Not active just yet, and can't run for long periods of time... even though I really want to.

I'm 61 years old. I've lost about 20 lbs a couple of times with Weight Watchers. I like that program. I gained it back twice, plus a little. I think I am ready to start again, but not join WW. I can't get to the meetings, and cost is a factor. Just journaling will be a big help.

I have become a fat dance instructor!

I'm 40, mother of two girls, and a stay-at-home mom. My weight has crept up over the past 8 years or so. I've read practically every book on the market, and tried many different diets/eating plans...I have tons of head knowledge but just need the accountability and discipline to follow through.

I'm 23 years old momma trying to work of the baby weight. I need to lose 25 lbs get down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I was very thin and fit when I got pregnant. I used to work out every day and everything was good. I want to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight but having the motivation and discipline to do it is hard. I decided to start today and I decided that I need a support group to help me get this done.

Turned 60 in April. Work full time . Grandmother and love every minute of time with the sweet little things. Great husband, great house. Love to garden, love Jesus.

I'm 41 and mother of a 3 year old, very excited about the fact that i've lost around 37 ponds in 7 months. My weight has reached a holt and my diet doesn't seem to work as well as in the begining and i want to use the strenght i have now to continue losing, i have been in this battle my whole life and i'm amazed that i've come so far with relatively little efort. i need to loose around 30 more pounds but i will be happy if i lose 5 or three to begin with. Does this make any sense?

I'm 15 years old, 5"2.5, and 156 pounds. I am a lard that takes up extra space, and has low self-esteem. I used to be around the same height, and was 120 pounds. Even when I was 120, I was fat. I will change, I will exercise everyday, I can't stand wanting to hide in a corner every time I feel insecure. I want to be fit. I want to be skinny. I will feel good about myself!

Female, 59 years old, married 37 years, 2 children - girl and boy work full-time

32 seperated, live w one cat. Work full time. Learning ASL to be supportive to the Deaf community.

I'm 42 married with 2 children 8 & 18. I love to be outside and doing things with my family. A day of kayaking or skiing would be a perfect day for me.

I am a 43 year old mom of 2. I am a food addict and know what I need to do but seem to have trouble doing it. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and that makes excercising more difficult. I have a wonderfully supportive husband which helps.

I am 35 in June. I have always been a little overweight and by time passes by this started to grow more. So it is time to give an end to it and have a fit body!

Athletic club owner, weight management lifestyles instructor...yes, that's right...even WE need support and accountability. I am 59, fairly active, but have to modify exercise because of physical issues...facing foot surgery, back issues.

My father's really fat.. and I'm well on my way... I used to be thin a long time back.. but gone are the days... I am 20 kg's overweight, want to lose all of the extras...

46 and very active

I am a stay at home mom I have a daughter that is 15 and two sons 10 and 7 and I have tried all kinds of diet crap and I even convinced my husband to get me the ab circle pro. whitch I don`t use at the moment in time. I have tried to have my mother encourage me and my husband and it did not work and would not recomend it to anyone that doesnt like mom and hubby saying babd things when you have to see them everyday in your home. I do ramble sometimes and I do try not to . I worry that I might hurt peoples feelings ... that would be one reason I didnt finish school I am not a good communicator . I have triied to go back and finish and that is another goal I can`t seem to get... So I figure if I work on my weight first then the rest will follow. So good luck to me I guess.

I'm a 33 year old guy in NY, fun loving person who's recently been making lots of changes in my life. It's all really exciting and scary, looking for some new ways to modify my behavior and the way that I think. My hope is to stop thinking about weight and food and just be free to be me.

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

I like to walk, and participate in workouts that are fun.

Self Employed, at the computer all day. I never used to be in a routine all the time and I find that routine has made me complacent. I don't pay attention to myself or my needs because my world seems to have grown smaller.

Was in the best shape of my life 2years ago - started feeling slugglish and let my diet and exercise regime slip. Thought I was tired from work and life. 30lbs of weight of gain later I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Now I feel better, but depression about my current weight and inability to perform the way I use to seem to be holding me back. Looking for that accountability to get over the hurdle and get healthy again.

Fairly new empty-nester, yay! Desk job, holding steady at 162 - 165.

I am 54 and have had some health issues this year. Not being able to exercise for a few months and some poor eating habits have added 15 pounds. Now I need more surgery and I have to lose some weight and start eating healthy again so I can recover quickly and get healthy. This extra weight is only adding to my health issues.

I just turned 46 a mother of three boys ages 10, 16 and 20. I never had a problem with weight until my twenties and I would do the yo-yo dieting to keep my weight in control. After a life changing event 9 years ago my weight just continues to increase. I have tried everything and am to the point of thinking maybe I should just keep gaining so I can get the lapband surgery. I know deep down that is not the right attitude and a friend sent me the link to PEERtrainer and I am going to go for it!

I am 1 year into what I have called "My Journey to Health". I don't want to do any more fad diets. I want to be transformed.

I am a stay at home mom. I have three girls who keeps me very busy because that's just how girls are and they are homeschoolers so the ideas they come up with is always flowing between them.

I am a 33 year old working mom of 2 girls 3 years and 6 months

31-year old self-employed woman with a love for food! Trying to get my eat habits in check, and looking for a total lifestyle change to get healthy. Height: 5'11"; Current weight: 225lbs; Goal weight: 175lbs

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