team details:

Team Name: progress NOT perfection 2013
Members: 123
Location: 01503

Goals: To achieve our personal goals, while supporting others

Profile: Looking for motivated people with personal goals. Let's celebrate all of our success (even the little ones) and be supportive during the struggles. And let's accept that there will be bumps along the road-- no journey is perfect... (check us out, if we are not what you think you need please take your name off our list, as we like to check on each others logs and it is not easy when there are so many non active names to go through--- THANK-YOU)

Last posted: Friday, January 03, 2014, 11:03 PM

Other Info: Our core group of members are extremely active, and log more than daily.. We also enjoy challenges, big and small.. Rha, rha, don't be a noodle, be brutal!! ~rightpath

Members profiles:
I lost weight in the past with the help of Peer Trainer. I slipped into my old habits and here I am again. Since May I have lost 30+ pounds. Hoping to be at 130 by the end of December.

I am a 57 yr old mother of 2 grown children. My weight has gone in every direction since college. I have had health issues and many years of caring for ailing family members. Now I need to focus on me; I have horses, goats, and dogs, so I am busy. I need energy-so I won't starve myself-- I need to eat right and not fast..... And I have to have a sense of humor during this challenge.......

I'm 45 and a student. I will be graduating with my Associate's Degree in Psychology in Dec. I will be moving to MN this summer and will my education at the University of Minnesota. I'm getting my Bachelor's in Clinical Social Work, and my Master's in Mental Health Counseling. I am divorced and the mother of 3.

I am 33 years old, recently married, living in the UK. I love acting, sewing and living in different cultures. I need to lose about 30 pounds, I would like to start running again, but am a bit scared to since I tore the cartilage in my knee last time I trained for a 10km run. I currently do Zumba twice a week and walk a bit but am looking to really increase this.

Married 38 y/o. One wonderful daughter. Love to go places, see things, and meet others from places I have never been. Need a little support and accountability like everyone else here.

I'm now almost 58 -- I want to get healthier, eat cleaner, need to exercise more and want to check in often with like-minded people who talk about the healthy lifestyle.

I am a 39-year-old mother of 4 who homeschools her kids and works from home as a Medical Transcriptionist. Currently I am tired, busy, unorganized and feel like I am "just getting by". A few years ago my thyroid went crazy and eventually we ended up "Killing it off" and since then I have not been myself. My oldest wants to know "what happened to supermom?" I hope to find her once again by making small changes on a routine basis to increase my energy and get rid of the brain fog, increasing my activity and setting/accomplishing goals once again.

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

NEW ABOUT ME: HEY!!! I'm melissa :) I'm a p90x ADDICT! I love it! I'm currently on my 3rd round, can't get enough! With p90x and clean eating I AM IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE! WANT ADVICE OR HELP? Message me! I'd LoVE to help you GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER! ;) u can also email me @! OLD ABOUT ME (KEEPING IT FOR MEMORY JOGGING) My name is Melissa and I am very unhappy with my appearance! I am currently at my heaviest (i have ALWAYS been super skinny ..until college hit) I go into phases..i'll want to be thin and lose weight but I go about it wrong. I over-do it and excercise like a crazy person. then i end up getting sore and burnt out. I went from wanting to lose 10 pounds, to gaining 20! All because I hate working out and I have no motivation to work out because I think it's painful. REALLY painful. I want to start over and begin a NEW healthier LIFESTYLE....not diet.

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.

I'm 31 years old, female and very unhappy with my weight! Time for change!!

Age: 41 Height: 5'7 Start Weight:205 Lbs Current weight: 205 lbs Goal: 150 Lbs

I am 38 years old happily married. Gained 65 lbs since I got married a little over 3 years ago. Must drop the weight.

I'm an artist, working on my own - so have to be completely self motivated - a life long adventure in self discipline which never carried over to my eating habits until I lost weight in 2008. Peertrainer helped me get it off, and I kept it off for two years, then the combination of a death in the family, too much time traveling to exotic places with delicious food, and an injury which precluded any exercise involving my right foot I gradually put on 10 lbs in the last 2 years. I can now do some walking again, and am ready to closely monitor my eating as well again. JANUARY 1, 2008: 154 lbs, waist 31, belly button 34 1/2, hips 40, bust 38 1/2, thigh 23 3/8, calf 13 7/8 ********** SEPTEMBER 22, 2008: Beginning new challenge to lower my fat% and build my muscle %. This will have to be subjective, because I have not figured out a way to measure it, or have it measured. 135 lbs, waist 28 1/2, belly button 31, hips 38, bust 36, thigh 21, calf 13 7/8, bicep 11 1/4, bicep flexed 12.********** Week 4: 131 lbs, waist 26 1/2, belly button 27 1/2, hips 37, bust 34, thigh 20 3/4, calf 13 5/8, bicep 11 1/4, bicep flexed 11 3/4*********** DECEMBER 22, 2008 Week 12: 131.5 lbs,waist 27, belly button 29 1/2, hips 37, bust 35, thigh 20 3/4, calf 13 5/8, bicep 11 1/2, flexed 12 1/2 Interesting to compare to 2 months ago: In spite of not losing any weight, I feel much harder - and I did gain measurable muscle in my biceps. I do feel that my perception of my waist is that it is larger, though a lot more toned. I was doing a lot of ab work for a while: I have heard that building muscle there can make you thicker rather than thinner!********** JANUARY 1, 2009, The 12 Week Challenge, A Repeat: Beginning statistics: 128 lbs, waist 26", belly button 29", hips 37", bust 35", thigh 21", calf 13 5/8", neck 13 1/4 ", biceps 11 1/4, 12 1/4 flexed.********* JULY 2011: weigh and measure tomorrow! Gosh! I forgot that I was actually down to 128! I've gained more than 10 lbs! ********** SEPTEMBER 2012: 144 Ugh! On my way to my 170# high again - time to get a grip. Decided to try the Cleanse, both for weight loss, and to try to figure out what is causing my lower abdominal discomfort. Waist 30, belly button 33.5, hips 39, thigh 22, bust 37, calf 13.5

Single, Working Mom of 11 year old tween girl, artist, caretaking 89 y/o Mom. Nature loving, book geek, I want to be more conscious of my choices in every aspect of my life. remake myself as I choose. I am gaining momentum and losing weight. I am Clean Eating not on any drastic plan, I am adding good habits and whittling away at bad habits. I need to make permanent and long term improvements. .

I am 53 years old and a mom of three great kids. I met my goal a few years ago when I first joined PT but then gained it all back and then some. I don't like how I feel and want my old clothes back so time to do it!

Single mom of two teenagers. Very active, speech pathologist, starting gaining weight in my 40s :(

Mother of 2 teenage boys. happily married for 18 years, teacher.

I am a 40 year old stay-at-home mom of two kids. I love running, cycling and walking. I have been kind of fit most of life, but now that I am getting older am finding it more difficult to stay in shape. I have taken my eye off the ball for a little while and now have that middle age spread going on. I don't really have to lose much weight, probably 8 lbs or so. But I really need to tone up. This is something I really don't get from my cardio workouts. I have just started weight training again and am looking forward to seeing results and feeling better. This seems like a great site for motivation, tips and support. I am looking forward to the journey along the way!

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 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.

I've lost 50 lbs already but I'm still battling with another 25lbs. I have been struggling with it for a couple years and I'm ready to get it off!!

I'm 36 years old, a few years ago I lost 28lbs and could easily run 10k. I felt fit healthy and good about my weight. However in the last 10 months I've been less active and I've started eating more junk and larger portions. I've put on 14lb and I'm feeling really bad about myself. I know that if I don't do something now it will only get more difficult. I really don't want to go back to the old days when I felt really self conscious and uncomfortable. I wrote that in February. I'm in not better position now at the end of Nov. I'm feeling really sad that my life is passing me by and I've not been at my best. I'm healthy I don't want to feel dissatisfied with myself anymore. So, I'm back again and today is a new day.......every day counts and I want to be heading in the right direction!

I am a 53 year old wife married 32 years, mother, grandmother, Registered Nurse who has been on almost every diet imaginable. I am great at losing weight but even greater at gaining it. I truly have not been successful in losing weight in 7 years. I just have had no motivation. This needs to stop. My knees bother me, my back hurts, and I have this belly I never had before. I need to reclaim my body.

I am a 41 year old stay-at-home mother of five daughters, aged 21 months to 20 years, getting a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education/ Special Education online. I have been extremely over-weight since the birth of my first daughter 20 years ago. I am ready to do things differently.

I am a mother of 3. Was pretty small before them and now just do not have the motivation to lose. My husband is overweight and now diabetic. We both need to get it together. I work full time and really need to put my mind to getting the time scheduled to workout.

Hi I am a 46 year old mother of a 5 year old and currently a education director for a NGO. I lost weight 3 years ago and became really fit but then broke a rib and gave up...literally gave up. I did a boot camp last year and completed it but was horrified at myselff. Now, a year later, heavier and out of shape more than ever, I went to the doctor in Feb 21012 and he prescribed 7 meds, lifelong for COPD, asma, etc. So, I chucked the meds in March 2013 and started a 30 day juice fast to kick my health back in! Goal accomplished! OH yes, and even as a Librarian and lifelong teacher, I am horrib-le typist, sorry. I get really motivated and then as soon as I start seeing results or start feeling better I tend to sabotage myself.(Point in fact, right after my blood tests and clear lungs, I stopped my juice fast..and ate EVERYTHING again!) I do well with mini goals and support AND accountability. When I was working with a trainer threee years ago and at my best physically in ten years, I used to receive daily and often hourly texts from him and it was enough to keep me going. Although guilt is my biggest motivator and I hope to get to a place where JOY replaces the guilt, Still working on the guilt and the feeling of entitlement!

I am a writer and a teacher, mother of 3 kids ages 7, 11, and 13. I have gained 40 pounds in the past six years! I am finally ready to change my eating habits for good, but I know I need support.

I'm a 5'8'' high school girl. I love reading, Doctor Who, hanging out with friends, and Menchie's (a big part of the reason why I'm here).

Wife, mother, grandmother, social worker (nearing burnout), photographer, reader, nature lover.

Currently, I have been doing a 80/20, well more like 60/40 Paleo diet. This is my diet of choice, so I don't want people telling me that it is not right. I am overwight, have lost approximately 25lbs in 11 weeks- not great I know, but overall I have probably shifted around 4 stone. I have been up and down, trying different diets including weight watchers and slimming world. Came off but it isn't a sustainable lifestyle. Plus I worry about all the chemicals that are in abundance in these types of diets. I prefer fresh, non-chemically enhanced food on a daily basis, but extremely partial to cheating- if I am honest.I do boxing training twice a week and am currently training for a 5k run for charity.

i am 33 and desire to have a child but believe my weight is a hinder! im positive,outgoing,helpful and spiritual definetly a believer and in myself just need to become very discipline;i am married n have step children that. i love dearly but like hanna in the bible desire to have one of her own to dedicate to the lord! im praying n workin hard to achieve my goals! i invite the average who want to overcome our weight n challenges to join my team! lets push hard, pray more and work happy!!!

I'm 40. Married and mother of two boys. 16 and 12. I'm CEO of a small non profit. In 2005, I trained amd ran my first and only thus far 1/2 marathon. When I entered my new work position, I allowed the demands of work and being a good mom and wife overshadow the healthy habits I developed. Since that time, I have gained 25 pounds. This is totally uncomfortable and I'm over it. That weight has contributed to some health issues and and overall "un jen like" demeanor. I know I am capable of doing whatever is necessary to get back on track, but have always benefitted most within some network of support. Work always has me "on," so I rarely share my struggles with anyone. I am excited to be a motivator and encouragement to others and get a little support for me too.

I'm a single mother of two grown boys. I'm 45 years old and I'm a full-time college student. I have been an ambassador selling Plexus slim for the last three months and I just want to take my weight loss to the next level.

I have yo-yo'd all my life.

I'm 47, 5' 8", 215 lbs (July 2013), having gained some weight during a very wild season of life (unexpected twins, unexpected move from a place I loved). Married 26 years. When young, I danced and was fairly active, but never dieted or worked out for its own sake and refused to participate in the teen body-hate thing. I had a good metabolism and didn't worry about the density of my muscles much. With kids, things changed. I generally prefer to focus on the progress I'm making toward making healthful choices, rather than weight I'm losing.

lost fifty pounds the smart way and then gained it all back. Once again lost fifty pounds and now struggling to keep it off and lose another thirty pounds.

I gained back about 10+ pounds. The scale and I haven't been good friends. I know I've gained 10 because I can feel it. I would love to lose it. I'm struggling. I'm 37 yrs. I work from home which is difficult because I can easily be a couch potato and I love to eat. I'm married, no kids, no pets but I've got plants! I have golf with my husband and that takes up a lot of time. I volunteer, I fly between Oahu and Maui for work at least twice a month and that's challenging on a fitness schedule and eating schedule.

31, lawyer, busy work and active social schedule. Fighting those last 5ish pounds and ready to fully get there, be toned and strong and extremely healthy. I live with my fiancee and my dog, and spend a lot of time out and with friends (which can be a downfall). I've been a pescatarian since high school and try to stay gluten free.

I'm in my forties, work full-time in a desk job, and have four small(ish) children. Normal weight and very athletic, but bordering on overweight in summer 2013. I am pretty even-keeled and not an emotional eater. But my husband travels a lot, my kids are intense, and there are lots of them :)), so fatigue is an issue. I pretty much have to be in peak form every day to get through everything that needs to be done. This year, I have been sick too often, and I want to try and reset to optimal health, starting with the fall cleanse. Losing weight is a fantastic additional motivator, but health is really the most important.

.married and retired with close family and friends and busier than ever.

I'm a 45 year old married woman currently living in SC. My husband eats the standard American diet (meat and potatoes) and I have been vegetarian since 1999. I have a hard time eating enough fruits and veggies, eat too many carbs, and my exercise plans usually fall flat pretty fast. I've been vegetarian for 14 years.

I am 51- 6' tall, - a Geoscience Technician; helping my boss, a Geologist, search for oil & gas. I have Hypothyroidism & Menopause: a new OBGyn that specializes in Bioidentical HR Therapy put me on bio-identical HRT Cream on Jan 18, 2012. This has made a huge difference in my energy, attitude, and moods- took about 2 months to kick-in. -Feel So Much Better! Back when I joined in Feb of 2009 I was 215, and lost down to 172#, and now since June or so of this year -2010- I have gained it back. ( I will explain more if you want to know)-I enjoy working out at 24 hour fitness, & love all the GroupX Classes. Hobbies include crocheting, learning to knit. Healthy cooking & entertaining for friends. Reading Dr. Furhman's books has CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER! (Eat to Live, and Eat for Health). I have also read the Pleasure Trap, the China Study, Super Immunity & will read soon - The Life You Want, and New Rules of Lifting for Women. Hearty veggie soups & stews and Beans in the crock pot. - my weight has fluctuated between 205- 211-202 now is 201

I am 62 years old, a Christian, married, mother of 6 ages 37 to 22, and grandmother of 16.

45 married, teacher, 2 adopted troubled children, live on a farm, drive and ride mule and horses. LOST 10 POUNDS from JULY - NOV thanks to PT! Heaviest: 149! mostly due to medications I was on at the time Goal to be 125 or less, size 6 is best, 8 is acceptable. Got down to size 6. Hovered at 8 for 2012 but now back up to 10. Not ok

37 year old teacher in Boston Massachusetts.

I'm 30 yrs old and I'm trying to figure out this crazy thing called life. I know that losing weight and getting in shape is going to help me out in a lot of ways. I'm getting so close to goal and having so much fun. I love exercising now and I'm learning things about myself that I never knew. I love my PT family and owe a lot of my success to them.

UPDATE: So I stopped using PT and started grad school. Things got out of control from there. Not enough time for exercise or meal prep. I started buying convenience foods and basically just let myself go. I'm about to graduate in a few weeks and I've recenlty ogtten myself back on track. I've lost 7.8 bs in the past 17 days and I'm feeling back to myself. Exercise is really challenging at the moment due to some injuries and the fact that I'm so overweight and out of shape. It's amazing how easy it is to slide all the way back to square one, but the difference is that this time, I KNOW I can do this because I've done it before! Excited to kick this weight to the curb for good this time. I deserve it.

Here are some of my favorite quotes that have kept me going:

- Excuses or Results. You can't have both.

- I know I can do this because I AM doing it.

- When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

- You are stronger than you think you are.

- You can feel SORE tomorrow or you can feel SORRY tomorrow. You choose.

- Is this the healthiest choice I can make right now?

- Respect yourself and others will respect you. - Confucius

- Do or do not. There is no try. - Yoda

I am 40, mother of a fifth grader, who works full-time. Before I became a mother, I worked out at least 5 days a week, now it is pretty rare. I need to make more changes in my activity than in my diet. I have a hard time finding time to work out without cutting into my work or my family.

I'm 57 years old today. I would like to lose about 70 pounds. I retired from teaching two years ago. My husband and I have just celebrated living together in one house after 7 years of marriage, and it's been great. I just don't know what my new purpose in life is supposed to be yet. I sing at church and with a community choir. My husband and I have two cats who don't get along.

I got Malaria in my digestive system Nov 2008. I lost about 60 lbs-that's the good news. The bad news is that my digestive tract was damaged, and I now need to follow a strict diet to heal. And I have a hard time maintaining the discipline to do so.

I'm an active, fit 42 year old woman with a massive sugar addiction I like to run, practice yoga and plan future travel. I come from a long line of happy and large people, so I know watching my weight will be a lifelong commitment.

I am a divorced mom of a 20 year old daughter who lives far away in California and a 15 year old son who is with me most of the time. I have been moderately overweight my whole life. I weigh about 199 right now. I had stabilized at about 175 for several years, but then when I got divorced, I stopped exercising. I suppose I ate a little more comfort food too. In the last 8 years or so, I learned to listen to my body much better as far as hunger signals go, but I still give in to emotional eating, particularly when I'm tired. I have been a poor example for my son lately, being lazy with food preparation and "rewarding" both of us with unhealthy foods. And since moving my mother near me 18 months ago, I'm acutely aware of what my future holds if I don't take charge of my health. I also have a boyfriend who has multiple sclerosis, and I'm very interested in the possible relationship between food intolerance and autoimmune diseases. So.....for me and my guys, I'm ready to make some changes.

I'm 50 years old and tired of being overweight! Last year I lost around 40 lbs., but gained about 10 back during the Christmas holidays. I started a fitness program with a personal trainer in January and gained another 10 lbs... I have been maintaining for the past month and feel that even though I have to really push myself to workout (I don't get those promised endorphins!!) I am in a really good routine and can now focus on the food side of things. I am currently following the PT Cheat System and have joined the Point of No Return Program..... and with the help of everyone here at PEERtrainer I aim to reach my goal and stay there!!

I am a 47 year old christian woman. I have been married 22 years to a wonderful man and we have 7 children ranging in age from 2 to 21 years. I have tried Peer Trainer a couple of times in the past - I love the daily log for tracking my food intake and activity. I need the support, motivation and encouragement of others and so I'm back :-)

I love to read and write. Family is the single most important thing in my life. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by loving family and friends. .

I am a mother of 4 beautiful children. I love to create things. I crochet, quilt, cross stitch, and I love to paint on canvas. I do have some health problems. One is the fact that I have a very bad back. I have already had one back surgery and the doctors are talking about another one. I will do anything to avoid another back surgery!

I live in the mountains of Colorado and am an empty nester which has proven harder than I ever would of imagined. I work on not being lonely and happy, and am looking for the friends here on PT to be part of my journey!

I've spent the majority of my life strength training and my cardio came second. Now as I get older, for some unknown reason, the running bug has bitten me and I want to focus on becoming a better runner. I ran my first 5k in 2011, tore my medial meniscus and underwent arthroscopic surgery in July'11. I return to running in the spring of 2012 and with the help of PT, good running shoes and education, have been able to run approx 5-6, 5k's and suffered through a few 10k's. I'm only running 11min miles but working on building from there. I'm looking for advise, stories and inspiration from other novice runners. Good Luck

I am a mother of two sassy, funny little divas. I love history, art, traveling and fitness. I have completed 5 10k races and am always looking for a new challenge. At only 5'1" I am considered obese, although I don't feel that way. Through diet and exercise I lost 70 pounds, and kept it off for 3 years but after a very difficult, emotionally challenging year I gained back 30 pounds. In many ways I feel like I am starting from scratch but I am ready and excited to finally reach my goal!

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I'm 53, a wife and mother of an adult daughter, a Christian. I work in a dental office as office manager and assistant.


My most recent health challenge was breast cancer in 2011. I had surgery but no chemo or radiation. I am a member of Inspire Health integrative Cancer care clinic using therapies for body healing e.g. acupuncture, diet, meditation, exercise etc. My background is nursing; author; Cordon Bleu trained chef, which incorporated live and media shows back before cable was established. I am now enjoying a new, full life in retirement, and trying to attain optimum wellness.

I'm a 47 year old woman with two adorable 10 year old daughters. My husband is very supportive of my weight loss efforts and my job is very stressful! started PEERtrainer 7/3/2013 weight - 135.4

Im a 27 years old dog groomer (hence the name) from NJ. I want go lose 25 lbs but I know it will take time and a lot of work.

I am a 23 year old mother of two from Canada. I enjoy doing outdoor activities like gardening, 4x4ing, camping, boating, etc. When I had my second child, I went into a downslide and gained a lot of weight. About 28lbs. I am short so around 118 or a little less is more of the norm for me. I have had spinal surgery when I was young and added weight proves to be a challenge for my rebuilt spine. I have to lose weight and maintain a healthy diet for my own benefit and way of life, not to mention my kids and my husband. I want to be there for them in every sense possible.

I'm a 25 year old student. I follow a vegan lifestyle for ethical reasons and am planning on becoming a health coach!

I've been a yo-yo dieter for 30 years. Ready to get this extra weight off and keep it off!!

Recreational athlete - like to participate in competitions but goal is to finish and not come in last. My road bike is my friend when it comes to activity!

From California, 61 years old and STILL working as an agency social worker. I love the outdoors, I am a foodie. I want to be better at self care and finding balance in life. Started PT 8/3/13.

I'm 48, married to a wonderfully supportive mate, have a wonderful child on the cusp of adulthood, suffering with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, a bulging disc in my neck and a strong determination to be hopeful that the future holds a slimmer, healthier me.

I have a degree in exercise science and some certifications, so I have the knowledge. What I lack right now is the motivation. I have hypothyroidism which makes it hard sometimes. Sometimes my levels drop and it is a literal struggle to move. When I'm normal I run marathons and never stop moving. I was doing well until a couple of years ago when I got an injury and I just haven't been able to get the weight off since. I've lacked consistency. I really feel like if I had someone to be accountable to I might do better.

I'm 59 and doing fine. Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. I Corinthians 10:31

I'm 28. I work at a school providing music therapy services to high-risk youth. Also working on finishing my master's in music therapy.

I'm a Mom of 5 with my youngest being twin girls. My kids are teens & twenty's.

From UK but have lived in Australia for 30 years. Children grown but still close by with Grandchildren that are also growing rapidly! I have taken care of everybody all my life, I will be turning 60 next year.... it is now time to take care of me.

Small town girl trying to run for God's glory.

Married, 42 yo stay at home mom of three sweeties; 9,11,13. Stay at

I am a mom of 5 and a preschool music teacher.


I am a 34-year-old busy working mom of 2! I love to workout but it's often hard to find the time!

I'm 30 years old and recently engaged - we're getting married on September 16th, 2017, so that's a huge motivator to eat right and exercise! I'm a full-time educational assistant and part-time student, working towards a Master's in school psychology.

I'm a 30 year old SLP. I was a healthy weight after high school and then in my 2nd year of I college started to gain and have been around 190-210 ever since. Was on PT for a while and lost about 30lbs but have regained since then. Now I'm back on PT hoping to get some weight loss started again.

I'm 31, married, and have 2 kids. I worked full-time in a desk job for 14 years...and all the sitting caught up with me! I am now unemployed (enjoying it!) and have more time on my hands to eat the way I want and be more active. We are an active family and I'd love to be able to run around with my 6 year olds without being so easily winded and tired out. I love yoga, reading, crafting, and spending time with my family.

I am 49 yrs old, married with 2 daughters.Since my first pregnancy, I have gained and lost weight. My heaviest, without being pregnant, was 208lbs. I dropped 20 lbs. from that and held steady there for 5 yrs. Then I joined WW online and lost 40lbs. in about 4-5 months. I was fit. When I hit my goal weight, I started running and soon discovered that I loved running long. I ran in the Charlottesville 10 Miler (my home town) in March of 2012. I was maintaining my weight and feeling great. I was training for my first 1/2 marathon. All of that changed in October 2012. I was diagnosed with anal cancer and had to undergo 2 4-day-courses of chemotherapy and 5-day-a-week radiation for 6 weeks. I went from feeling great to death-on-a-cracker. I maintained my weight (didn't lose) during treatment. But I felt awful. I finally started feeling myself again around March 2013. But I had no motivation to exercise. I was eating whatever I wanted. And the pounds started coming back over the summer. So, here I sit, cancer-free!!, back on WW (I don't do meetings). But I am finding it hard to get back in shape.

I am a physical educator at Sunny High. I am 23 years old. I am 5'5, and weight 145 lbs. I enjoy games of all kinds including physical, video, and mind.


I am 25 years old, and am finally adjusting to my not-so-recent marriage and move to a new city. My husband and I got married in October of 2012 and I moved to Waterloo, Iowa to live with him. Over the course of a year, I have gained 35 pounds! I don't necessary hate the way I look, but I'm scared by my decrease in energy--most likely due to the added weight and poor food choices. I used to be fairly physically fit through healthy eating and exercising with a personal trainer, but all that changed when my husband and I began our marriage and suffered and very bad financial situation. We've taken a while to recover and during that time I became depressed by not knowing anyone in a new town and being unemployed for a while. I turned to food and alcohol to comfort me. I am feeling much better now with a job that I love and a wonderful marriage; now it is time for me to get my mojo back and take back my health! I am very committed to this and appreciate all the help and encouragement I can get. I am a musician/liturgist by trade but in my spare time love to read, play video games, go for walks (when it's not -20 degrees), lift weights, do crafts, and cook.

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