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Team Name: New To PEERtrainer December, 2012
Members: 545



Last posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 8:55 AM

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I'm 20 yrs old, pretty fit and healthy but could be more so. I am moving out of home this coming year to study Applied Science (Surveying) at RMIT University in Melbourne. I want to get really fit and really healthy! I also enjoy swimming/dancing/anything to do with music/yoga/etc. i like lots of things :D

Recently retired; married for 28 yeas; no children. Love to travel, read and volunteer.

I'm about 5ft 5in tall...Umm im not very happy with this but my weight is about 201 :/

I'm a stay at home mother of a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old.

I am a wife, a full time student and have a full time job. I am also in the process of launching my own health products company/coaching company.

I have an eight year old daughter. I am a single parent since September 2012, we lost her father to suicide. I love doing things with my daugter she is my life. I am in school for my bachoelors in criminal justice.

I am a 54 yr old widow with an 18 yr old son. Besides being overweight, I also deal with Type 2 diabetes, BPPV, and arthritic knees.

healthy fit male, retired real estate bkr. going onto 5 yr.member of TOPS[Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, a 4 yr.KOPS [Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly ] staying within my goal 160 lbs, for 4 yrs. no more than 3lbs,over and 7 lbs. under goal. How ever .i've been trying to lower my goal to 150lbs for the last 2 yrs ,the lowest I got to one month 2 yrs.ago was 153 lbs,

I am a 21 year-old student in University working towards an accounting degree.

I'm 57, writer, holistic health counselor, dancer, two grown kids

Senior in High school. Very involved in school & sports; volleyball & soccer. Used to play basketball, but not doing it this year & looking to get super fit this winter!!

I'm a 30+ female and have a history of an active lifestyle. I have depression issues which have resulted in about a 20 pound weight gain. Specifically, I tend to self-medicate with alcohol which results in cravings for unhealthy foods. I'll get serious about being more healthy which lasts for usually 3-5 weeks and then I revert. I'm hoping a group might help me be more accountable for my own unhealthy habits.

I am Aja Levis. I am under weight as my weight is 49 and my height is 5ft 6 inch. But problem is that I have belly fat which I want to reduce it. So I started doing research work to lose my belly fat without losing weight. In this process I have started writing articles on this topic to share y knowledge and information about belly fat reduction. In you will few good tips to lose belly fat.

I am married, 36 mother of a one year old boy. Mostly stay at home but work a few hours from home.

I'm 26 and I've gained about ten pounds a year for the past seven years, all the while making half hearted attmepts to lose weight. Time to reverse the trend and get healthy.

Uni student who needs to stop crash dieting and just develop normal eating habits. I rely on food to lessen the pain of my emotions. I have put on SO much weight in the past 2 years or so, I was always quite fit but now I always feel tired and bloated.

Hello, my name is Starcia from NH. I have a passion for helping others. I am part of a wonderful company called YORHealth, and I just want to share happiness with everyone (: To learn more contact me! Also visit

I have been up and down my whole life, mostly up, and have always wanted to be thin, always dreamed about being thin. I have gotten to a point of being "comfortable" several times. But, my end result was to gain weight back. I am now 50 something and truly need to become healthy!

I am 55 years old, I run a small family business and work many hours- our children (4) are all grown and out of the house. I am fairly active, having just completed a 1/2 marathon- but need to lose fat around my belly and inner thighs- want to feel great and look good for my daughters wedding in August. I'm 5'4" and have consistently been in pretty good shape, but these last five years have put an extra 10 pounds on me that make me feel flabby and unhealthy.

I'm a 51 year old New Zealander. I am married with two grown girls. I'm on meds for depression anxiety Hoping to start working again doing massage therapy in the new year.

I am 31 and I have a toddler and a baby (both girls), two dogs, a cat, a husband and a full time job.

I am a 25 year old female searching for health and happiness. After a childhood of blissful ignorance about food, at 18 I began studying nutrition and soon realized I had unknowingly developed an eating disorder. In the years since then, I have been fighting, studying, self-analyzing, and doing whatever I can to finally find a harmonious relationship between food, emotions, and me.

I'm a 24 year old stay at home mom to a 4 year old boy. I gained a lot of weight I was pregnant with him. I've lost 10 pounds in the last by cutting back on sodas and trying to go to the gym.

I want to feel good about who I am, I hate being fat. My weight has been up and down my whole life. i turn 50 next month, start a new job next month, and am moving to a new location next month. I want this to be a slow and PERMANENT weight loss.

28 year old single girl, always in ok shape and ok weight, but starting to slip and I don't want to let it get too far

I work at in-n-out. I have been big my whole life and I am finally ready to get rid of my belly and look good!

I am turning 40 on March 31st & I want to be in the best shape of my life. Since I work full time & we just moved into a new house I have trouble finding time to exercise. Im tired all the time & I cant fit into any of my clothes. I have tried to lose weight a million times in the past 4 years. I do great in the beginning but then lose motivation & quit so Im praying that with the help of my support group, I can actually do it this time & also be a support to my group!

I am 64, retired but active as I look after my Mother and an uncle who are both 85.

42yo mom of 4. I'm an RN and I work nights. Need to get healthy.

I'm a 21 year old college student, who has just gotten away from her very active lifestyle due to lots of school and partying ways. I'm looking to get my body back and be that "health" freak that I was just a year ago!

Married with three kids and three grandbabies. Wow! Looking to keep up with them all!

My name is John. i recently turned 30 years old November of this year. I have lost over 100 lbs in about a year and a half. It has been such a difficult but gratifying journey. I am joining this site to hopefully get some help and perhaps offer help to others who may need support. I was able to get down to 160lbs, but unfortunately lately i have been struggling with emotional eating, and have spiked back up to 180lbs. i cannot seem to identify the source of my eating and need help being held accountable for my actions. Anything you could do to help me i will pay back with the same support and kindness.

Approaching 60 . Am semi-retired. Enjoy friends and family in social settings. I have no children. I like to cook and try new recipes.. gardening, dancing. Married 37 years to a great man who is darn near perfect in every way. He is too thin and doesn't take great care of himself. I am hoping to be an inspiration, but after all these years ( and diets) I am afraid he knows me all too well.........

I weigh 149lbs. Im 14yrs old. I eat for comfort, out of boredom, when I do homework. Im unhappy when I'm not eating. I snack on healthy things like celery, apples, cheerios. I even eat correct proportions of certain foods. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

I am recently married. I have two beautiful teenagers. I work in Acquisitions. I love to read....anything. Seriously, put anything in front of me and I will read it! I am probably 40-50 pounds over weight. I am a yo-yo dieter. I have tried everything! I have been over weight for 10 years. I am ready for a change. For me.

I am 43 years old with 2 small children. I have gained 25 kilos over the last couple of years as a result of pregnancies, health changes and enormous stress. It took me trying lots of different things last year to realise I have no mental tools for weight loss as I have always been slim. Peer trainer is helping me get my head in the right place to make the changes I need to make to recognise myself again.

Mom, librarian, married, 4kids

Trying to loose wt, loose it nd regain it.

Dealing with fibromyalgia, and pvc's, which led to a 5 hour heart ablation two weeks ago. Feel very unhealthy, and want to feel good again.

52 year old female married female who . loves to cook, two daughters one a senior in high school and about to go into the marines and the other married and living in South Carolina with two grandson.

Living in the Great Wet North, attempting to heal my gut, get active and gain healthy weight. Knitter/spinner/weaver, eclectically religious, Abe-Hicks fan, "Flybaby," wannabe gourmet nutritarian, fitbit user, mildly cat obsessed, recovering sugar addict & screen addict... I am new and still trying to figure out how this works!

Married to a wonderful man; no children, except one that has fur (but, she's my bestest buddy). Employed part-time. Have lost 60# since June 2012...lots of exercise, watching what I eat, & prayer. Need to lose about 20 more to be where docs say I should be.

African American, mid fifties, working mom of two, one husband.

I'm 43 & tired of flirting with plump. I'm ready to be healthy and balanced in all aspects of my life. I've mastered several other avenues in my life, and now I'm ready to take it to the line.

im a mother 5 .

am 20 years old hispanic

I have steadily gained weight for the past decade (thankfully at a slow pace). I plan to be in much better shape in my 50s!

I am a 31 year old full time student and stay at home mom to my 3 year old daughter. I have a supportive husband and spent many years being actively involved in dance and gymnastics along with teaching it.

Hi there...I'm Kimberly, 43, and live here in beautiful Albuquerque, NM. I am a nursing tech in the hospitals out here, plus studying to get into the nursing program in school. I grew up as a very active girl studying classical ballet and competitve ice skating.I've always been at a healthy weight, and even trained with a team for marathon running. Thats how I went from size 14 to size 8. I kept dancing here and there, until I moved out here 6yrs ago. I got married to my wonderful husband, and thats when my size 8 eventually went to size 16. I began by eating New Mexican food, plus lots of sopapillas and frybread. My inlaws love to cook and make some tasty frybread fried in pure lard. When it came time to eat, I would eat 2 or 3 with my meal. Then we started eating ice cream everyday, and the nurses lounge at work is always filled with cupcakes, candy etc. I got so stressed out from work and school, that my husband and I would go out to eat everyday, and when no one was looking, I would snack secretly in my bedroom or in the kitchen.Food was my hug and my kiss to comfort my sadness. I finally realized as I'm writing this, that I am an emotional eater, and I was always in denial. I'm so depressed, that I went out of control, and only dreamed of being healthy, inside and out. Running again, and having the will power and the stregnth that I know that I have to make serious changes. At work in the hospital, I care for many people. I see what happens to patients who dont take care of themselves, and they are so sick and obese that they cant even get out of bed without my help. But yet, I havent cared about ME. I'm going to try my best here..the only way I can do this is from the support of others..I can change, I want to be happy and healthy!

45, mother of two. I was a chronic dieter, then a firm non-dieter, back to chronic dieter. I am heavier than I have ever been (apart from when pregnant) and not sure if I am more fed up with dieting or being over weight

Hi my name's Jeannine. I am a 22 year old final year student who is struggling with her weight loss. I joined your group because you seem to be the most active. I need accountability to stay on track. My problem is that I know what I need to do to lose weight but I get disheartened and give up when the going gets tough. I make excuses for myself and I end up getting back to my old habbits. I basically stay on the couch and watch series on my lap top or spend the entire day studying and not being active, whilst snacking. Even when I'm not hungry I just eat or order take out. I'm desperate now because I am really out of control and right now, if I am truthful with you all (I hope this is a judgement free environment) I just over-ate and my stomach reallly hurts and I feel sick. I just want to cry, and it's all my fault. obody put a gun to my head and said eat but I did. I guess what I'm saying is that I want to blog everyday if possible. Set my goal. Say what I have eaten honestly. And if I get off track, I want to be able to tell you guys and you can be critical and "let me have it". I really need your surpport.

I'm a wife, mom, nurse, and craft and food lover!

I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have been overweight since my teen years. I turned 50 in October and I need to change my lifestyle so I can be healthy.

44 yrs old, stopped working out because of back & knee injury. Now Im paying the price.

I am a happy, young at heart mother to my 11yo son. I work full time as a Personal Assistant to a Chief Executive and I love it.

I am a 41 years banker and am cost accountant by education. I am married guy who is now on weight reduction from 96.6 to 82 kg starting from 21st Dec 2012. I have earlier been on weight reduction twice when I lost 20 kg each time. But I give up after I reduce and then slow put on the lost weight in next 2 years. This time i want to maintain it and not give up. With my increasing age (slow metabolism and muscle injury) it becomes more difficult to reduce fat then the earlier time.

I'm a 46 year old mother of a three year old. I have a wicked addiction to all refined sugars and carbs, and I'm looking forward to kicking them both out of my life for good!

I'm a 37 year old male, I'm married and have a son.

Freelance writer

Im a graphics supervisor, married and a step mum.

I am 63 y. o. , I'm happy and contented,

I am 52, a nursing student and a business owner with a great dane and 2 kitties! I have recently been diagnosed with fatty liver and desperately need to drop weight to improve my heatlh. I have tried absolutely everything out there and have had no success over the long term. I realize a MAJOR overhaul of my lifestyle is in order and boy, am I ready!

54 year old nurse, grown son; exercise regularly but like to go out for happy hours- and eat too much- of the wrong things

I am a 61 year old RN working as consultant to healthcare organizations. Have been married for 30 years, no children. We are avid scuba diviers and I love doing underwater photography. We also love to ski. I also play tournament poker.

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I am 34 years old, student ,mother of 3 kids. i do like to workout and I usually watch what I eat. but for some reason I gain weight really fast.

47 year old mother of two.

I am a single mom, full time employee and graduate student. Did I mention....stressed.

I am 23 years old, 5'6" and 187 lbs. My highest weight was 193 lbs in February of 2009 and when I saw that number I knew I had to change before it hit 200. I joined a gym and changed my eating habits, and I reached my lowest weight of 169 lbs in March 2011. I met my current boyfriend (who was on a mission to eat right and lose weight as well) and our bad habits have returned to us. I stumbled upon this site when searching for something else and became intruiged after reading the PEERtrainer pdf. I figured, why not? Everything else I've tried to do has failed, this seem like it may work!

I am a 40 something woman whose natural body size is petite. Ten years ago I developed a tummy and left the jeans and short t shirt club. A year ago I decided that I was sick of being 15 lbs overweight and joined the Y. After initial success I have actually gained 15lbs, so now I have to lose 30lbs. I was defeated until today. I believe I can do this. I want to lose weight because it will be an outward expression of a peaceful mind. One of my bad habits is to lose control and eat a handful of cookies and half a tub of ice cream. It's really just some weird greed or insecurity that it is time to drop. I wish everybody success in their endeavours. My room mate and I decided to buddy up in order to support one another in dropping sugar and dropping weight. I have been exploring the different programs and aspects of Peer training.

I am a 49 year old mom, married with a 13 year old daughter; looking to regain momentum.

I am 31 years old, married to my wonderful husband for almost 8 years, and have 2 fur babies. I'm also a Type I diabetic, and have been for 29 years. I currently work in an ER and attend college to become a dietician. My long term career goal is to be a Certified Diabetes Educator :)

I have always found comfort in eating. I never thought there was anything wrong with it until I started to go a little overboard. I want to be proud of the way I look and I want to set an example for my daughters. Not that everyone has to be skinny but that everyone should eat healthy and excercise.

Hi i am maria from leeds.23 years model to meet new people.I like to spend my free time with my friends.

I've got 50+ pounds to lose, and need to include more exercise into my daily life. Unfortunately, I enjoy knitting, gardening, cooking, T.V., the movies, walking, and shopping, all of which don't do much for the waistline.

50 years old Struggled with weight since teens Exercise regularly including running, circuit, and trx Work fulltime Raising three teenagers

I am 6'3" tall currently 202 lbs approx 19% bodyfat. I exercise daily and keep quite accountable with the diet. I am the controller for a large Orthopaedic practice. I am married, have 2 children,5 cats and a dog.

I am a married mother of four, two of whom I gave birth to and two that I did not; however, I consider them mine. we stay pretty busy as they are all teenagers an have busy social/ school lives. I exercise very little but enjoy it when I do.

Half-way between forty and fifty... I'm a mother of two grown daughters. I'm an elementary school teacher, so I sit more often then I'd like. Honestly, my love/hate relationship with exercise fluctuates weekly/daily and depends on my mood and schedule. I can't promise (yet) that I will post here everyday (I hope it is super fun and engaging and I'll be the "star" poster) but I promise to sign in and post every couple of days at the least! (I'm right on the border of being obese, medically speaking, and I need to change a.s.a.p.)

I'm a FIFO "wife" in Perth, Western Australia. My partner works away for four weeks, and is home for one. Last year I lost 18kgs (almost 40 pounds), but put it back on due to a combination of an injury and bad choices. I'm struggling to get myself back on track - I work full time and find myself quite drained at the end of the day. I started knitting and crocheting to keep my hands busy at night to avoid snacking - if only I could knit myself thin!

I am a 57 year old female who has struggled with weight loss for over 20 years. I need a knee replacement and also have migraines and Psoriasis which are both heavily affected by food choices. I really feel like this program is my last chance. I need your help and guidance. I know what to eat but struggle with the will power to put it into action.

I am a part time student with a full time job. I love science and want to eventually go on to get my PhD (currently in the application process). Weight used to not be much of an issue for me because whenever I would hit 140 I would cut back what I ate, but once I went back to school I stress ate. I have now gained over 30 lbs.

I am a mother of 4, grandmother of 4 and a Nurse. I work hard and I love my means the world to me, so I want to be around as long as possible so I don't lose out on all the good times....

I'm 22 years old and I love to run. I also really like yoga. I am very busy because I have two jobs so it is not always easy to find time to exercise and make the right food choices.

I'm 41, had my thyroid removed in 2010. I have two jobs, and run our families charity. I have run several marathons and did my first Olympic distance last summer. For all the discipline i seem to be able to muster for the rest of my life, I have never had my weight under control.

I am 46, soon to be 47 yrs old, was incredibly thin the first half of my life but not necessarily fit and I am looking to finally becoming healthy in 2013!

Im just a normal girl who wants to feel better about herself, I have my graduation coming up soon so I have that to look forward to and inspire me to lose weight.

I'm a 29yr old married stay at home wife of three kids , I love dancing , cooking (obviously) , reading and mainly being with my family and close friends.

I am a work a holic. I take care of everyone before myself which includes my health and weight. I am 250# feel like I am 90 and am only 49. My weight causes me to feel slugglish and tired, achy and ill all the time. I used to love to go to the beach, shop, and play with my dogs.

I have been overweight since childhood. In my mid-teens I lost a lot of weight by restricting food and exercising (both compulsively). I yo-yo'd within a reasonable range until my mid-twenties, when I lost incentive (except for guilt) and gained over the next few years. Other than a few short-term losses of 25-30 pounds, I've been within 10 lbs of my heavy weight since then. Now in my early 50's, I'm at risk of type 2 diabetes and have borderline high blood pressure. I just celebrated my 5th year cancer-free from breast cancer, and my Dr. has challenged me to lose 25 lbs in the next year (mid Oct. 2013). In my teens, my exercise was ballet, swimming in the summer, and running. The running extended into my twenties (up to 10 miles) until the weight gain made it too difficult on my knees. Since then, I've had periods of walking and gym membership. I've tried Weight Watchers about five times, and quit when I stall at about a 20 lb loss and find myself gaming system. I can't justify the cost if I'm not going to produce results.

Competitive figure skater on the adult circuit. Getting ready to turn 50. It doesn't scare me. It's just a number. I don't feel it. I don't want to look it. I want to be healthy enough to keep on skating into my 70s and 80s!

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.

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