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Team Name: Team-- NYC
Members: 175
Location: New York, NY 10001


Profile: I'm a seasoned dieter and a new member to Peer Trainer. I've been looking for an online forum of dieters in the NYC area-- and I found one! I'm working for this company that sells Hoodia that is frozen 24 hrs after harvest. It's called the Ice Cube Diet. We're running a study right now to test out the product. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in participating. It's FREE and you get to try out an awesome cool product! For more info email me at my work email THANKS!

Last posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010, 2:43 PM

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Members profiles:
I am 33 year old woman who lives in Jersey City (Nj) and works in Manhattan. I quit smoking 3 years ago and gained 30 pounds. This is unacceptable. In January, I decided being in shape mentally and physically isn't an "option." Excercising is not to be done only when I feel like it, but of part of my daily routine. In March, a friend of mine gave me a copy of "The Art Of Happiness" and it really changed the way I look at EVERYTHING. I want to learn how to nourish my whole self, not just fill my tummy!

I am a 22 y/o female that just graduated from college and am beginning my first job in the P.R. profession. I am currently 5'5 and 158 pounds.

I like being active, I am an artist, I live by myself in an artists community. I have a great boyfriend and a big family that is getting bigger with some new babies. I have three sisters and a brother. I am the youngest. I will be 25 in march. I would like to do something that would challenge me mentally and physically like a marathon or sticking to a good workout pogram.

I am 32 year old student, and working single female. I love life just haven't been energetic lately.

I work for a well-known dotcom in Chelsea and my husband works for a major record label near Union Square. And we LOVE to dine out.

About to hit the big 30. I live in NY, work full time, taking some classes at night. very outgoing. I need to make changes- I am working very hard at it.

Have always loved working out but lately work seems to have taken over! My goals are centered around getting back to where I was last year...

I am 5' 8" tall and weigh about 225 (size 18). I have gained about 20 pounds in the last few months since I quit smoking for good. Ideally I would love to get down to 175. I work full time in the city and go to school at night a couple nights of week. I have a gym membership that I rarely use so it feels like I am making a monthly donation to NYSC instead of going. I am also a single mother to one adorable toddler. I feel like I never have enough time to do everything... and lately I have been feeling so sluggish..... I just want to feel alive and healthy above everything else.

I am a performing making my way hopefully on a broadway stage this year!!

I am recently married and really excited to lose weight and feel good about myself again!!

I am an Art Director for a small design & advertising firm in NYC. At 5' 6" and 210+ pounds, I am considered obese, even though at times I don't think I am that fat. But, the mental image I have of myself does not always mesh with the physical reality. I'm married to a Brit, and we recently moved from Brooklyn, NY to Millburn, NJ. I celebrated my 30th birthday this year, and the pressure is on from my parents to have children - but it's a responsibilty that I am not ready for at this point in time. There are so many things that I want to accomplish before we start a family. One of those things - I am very excited to have acheived from my life goals - is learning to ride a motorcycle! My husband and I just passed our NJ rider's education and are now licensed. I can't wait to get a bike and ride!

I work in Manhattan, entertainment industry.

I've lost almost 30 pounds. ******UPDATE - I've lost almost 40 pounds! 165 to 126. Took almost 3 years. *** Feel free to read my daily notes for tips on using this site, and for other helpful ideas to help you with your weightloss and fitness journey. Let me know your thoughts!

I am a 35 y/o hairdresser. I tend to yo-yo diet and am very sick of it. I eat fast and love junk food.

I'm 23 years old. I work for a consulting firm in Manhattan and am planning to go back to school Fall 2009 to begin a Master's program.

I am a 26 (soon to be 27) year old who has been steadily gaining weight since college. I have a long commute into Manhattan and sit for a long time. I have settled into a job and married life and have not been able to keep the weight off. I enjoy being outside and being active, but as I have put on the pounds I havent much been myself and have avoided some of the activities I enjoy.

I am 34 years old. I've been married 2 years to a wonderful man. I gave birth to our first child (a boy) on January 6, 2007. I work full time as a legal assistant.

Fifty year old woman on upper east nice clothes, would like to great in them! And feel for the first time that working out is actually keeping me healthy and fit.

I'm a 31 year-old super social NYC girl who is having dinners or drinks with friends almost every night of the week. I love my busy social life, but it has done nothing but make me the fattest I've ever been in my life. How do I improve myself, without losing my social life?

I'm 28 work in entertainment, and barely have time to exercise or eat properly. now i want to be more accountable for my lifestyle and be happier with myself.

I have been overweight since I was about 8 years old and a decade later, I really want to change that. I see all of these girls around me that can dress in anything and look good but I can't because I have to try and hide the thick part of me. I joined this website in order to fulfill my goal and keep that weight off and the only way to do it is with the support of others. I don't want to pay for weight watchers or the south beach diet or anything else like that because I don't have the money and I don't think they work anyway.

I am a 26yr old Police officer. In college I was over 300lbs, I dropped down to 180 and with my success came a tummy tuck. Afterwards though my will power went away, and I felt like I did such a good job I should reward myself by eating to my hearts content. Two years later Im back up to 203lbs and have been trying to lose the weight again. Oh and I broke my collarbone two weeks ago so working out is impossible now.

33 yrs old, currently very busy. Live with my boyfriend in Brooklyn. Trying to find time to exercise 3-4 days a week. I currently do gym classes 2 days a week, 2 hours each day. Also trying to eat less, and eat less sweets. LOVE wine.

33yr SF who used to an athlete who has gone from toned to flabby and unhealthy. i want to get in shape, feel better physically and mentally, and regain my confidence plus... fit in to some sleeveless t's this summer! and who knows i might even feel like kissing boys again!

62 yrs old, professional, married, l child who lives in the south.

A mom of two. I have a toddler and not much free time.

I'm a 29 year old female trying to lose about 20 lbs....would love to get together with other bike riders to get fit and have fun while doing it.

I'm a 34 year old working mother of a three year old in Brooklyn, NY, 5' 3" and 174 lbs. 've always struggled with my weight, but successfully lost 50 lbs with Weight Watchers before my son was born. I have since gained 30 of those pounds back, and want to get back to that pre-baby weight. Update - 7/18/08 - Down to 170.5 - 3.5 lbs lost

In my mid-20s, live in Manhattan, travel for work every weekend. I work with mostly men, which subjects me to ridiculous amounts of beer and fried food on a very regular basis.

37. I love to ice skate, roller blade, hike, bike, and play games/sports for fun ... but I never EVER do any of the above anymore. My goal is it not only to lose weight, but to become more active again.

I am a focused and dedicated 28 year old female who's weight has fluctuated back and forth since 2001. I work full time and sit at a computer for most of the day. So my exercise at work is minimal and resisting the food that my co-workers bring into the office is hard. In January 2006 I was at my highest weight ever of 181 and I stand at 5'1. Currently my weight is 166. In May 07 I have what my doctors considered to be a major surgery to remove seven cysts from my ovaries and uterus. Because of this I had to take a break from exercising for over 9 weeks until I regained my strength and recoup my body. Since then I have been trying to get in shape. I have one child (11 years old boy) that I gave birth to and and a 15 year old foster son. Since my surgery I have alot more energy, determination and confidence. It seems to be rather hard for me to lose weight (i believe because of my eating habits). I have no problem exercising but making the right food choices is where I seem to lack. I really have no reason why I havent been able to lose all of the weight and keep it off ... but I look forward to starting new today. Your encourage is greatly appreciated in advance!

im 23 yr old in nyc, just graduate in may working for a jewelry company now. started gaining a lot of weight in college.. need to lose all the extra weight

I'm in pretty fit but really need to get lean. I"m tired of my clothes not fiiting and trying to cover up everyday. It's summer and I'm single and I want to feel good about myself! My goal is going to take serious commitment and hard work...i need help!!

I'm 28 years old, an art director and work part time at a gym as a hip hop instructor. I'm at 143 lbs, 5'3 and want to end up at 120 lbs. my job as an art director at a busy advertising agency has slowly allowed the weight gain to creep back up. I usually rely on organized activities to keep me in shape (basketball league or running my dance troupe) but now that I'm not in anything I'm starting to feel like a lazy ass lol. I've always wanted to run a marathon but haven't yet resigned to signing my life away lol so I figured i'd 1/2 sign my life away by running a half marathon. I was one of those kids in high school that took like 20 minutes to finish a mile! But i've comfortably done 3 miles when i work out so i figured that it might not be so bad :) I know i can do it.. so yeah.. baby steps.. 1/2 marathon first then a full one. wish me luck!

I am a 37yo single mom of two I'm divorced and has been feeling really depressed lately looking for a support group to join

I am a 54 year old male who was always fit and athletic but just felt that my wieght and energy level has fell into a slump So I am looking to push the clock back some. I had a TIA in 2012 and have to do this for my family and myself.

NYC teacher who has had two serious knee injuries over the past two years. Am in my 50's wilth a still very high energy. Just need to match my outside to m inside energy.Have resumed fitness regime over the past few weeks -cardio 4x a week and strengthening 3x weekly

I'm a 20 year old art student who's probably more fitness obsessed than I'll ever be art obsessed. I used to think this was bad but than I realized there was nothing very negative about it. So I decided to make art a part time job of mine in the future and I'm also going to go for a personal training certification - hopefully in a year. On other note --- If you happen to be in NY and see this uberly feminine dressed 17 year old looking girl who's carrying way too much stuff yet still moving probably faster than anyone without even the slightest imprint of a smile on her face. Yep, that's me. If you see that person - come and say hi. I'm really not as standoffish as I look, just deep in thought.

I started losing weight in September, 2008 at 190 pounds. After many stops and starts (especially around the holidays), I recently got down to 158 pounds. However, in the past two and a half weeks, I have been completely ignoring my diet and exercise goals and have gained back about 5 pounds as a result. (The scale is currently at 163.5 pounds.) Thus, it is time to refocus and start again!

20 year old living in queens. want to lose weight because I am an actress/writer and weight is a big issue in the entertainment business. I've been struggling with weight off and on since I was in elementary school.

26 y/o female, recently moved to NYC from Long Island. I'm not extremely overweight but extremely unhappy with my weight and eating habits. Sometimes I'm at a loss and I don't know where to go or what to do.

The weight has been creeping on for the past three years. My biggest obstacle right now is getting motivated. Deep down I really want to lose the weight, but I just can't seem to get started.

I just graduated from college and am hunting for a job in NYC. I just want to lose all of those added college pounds.

I'm a young singer/actor, struggled with my weight all my life, but have been gun shy about becoming too focused on food since I come from a family full of eating disorders.

25 yr-old NYC girl who loves vegetables, grains, olive oil, and fruit, but has a serious weakness for sweets!!

I am 31 years old. I am single. I live in parkchester of the bronx.I have been overweight most of my life. I was very active and just slumped year after year into the person I am now. I'm looking to attain my active past and finally be the person I know I am.

I'm a 19 year old Fashion student with a love of animals and extreme fondness for laughter. I moved here from a small town and it has taken some getting used to but I am proud to call NYC my home!

single active

I am a 35 year old female who has always struggled with my weight and I've had some personal things happen that have made me loose my motivation. I need it back!!!

50 something, suddenly single and discovering myself. Struggling with weight and motivation to exercise. I need support

I'm recruiting NYC dieters for a frozen Hoodia weight-loss study. If you're interested in trying out the Ice Cube Diet, email at at Participation is free and you get a small monetary or product compensation at the end of the study.

42yo professional woman who struggles with emotional/overeating. I am trying to overcome a resistance to exercising and cook at home more. I don't really like to cook and it's too easy to get takeout/eat out in NYC.

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

my name is pauley.i live in brooklyn,nyc.i am a positive and generally happy person.i have a zen buddah perspective on life and spiritual in my thinking as in my connection to my actions.i have got the mind and soul,now its the body i want to make healthy and in tune.i am looking for walking partners.

I'm a 36 year old woman that lost nearly 40 lbs over three years ago. It was an awesome experience getting fit and feeling strong. I recently started an MA Program and gained 7 lbs--I was already working on those last 5 lbs. Working full time and going to school have made it difficult to maintain healthy eating habits and an exercise routine; both of which I really enjoy. I'm hoping to manage my time better and get back on track.

I am 31. I work in NYC as a software developer.

single, employed in a job that is soul sucking, only child, sense of humor, can be a loner, loves to read, love music, get bored easily, love bready based foods, supportive, empathetic

I live and work at home as a grad student and freelance editor/writer. I work out regulalry, am very much in love, care for our cat and dog. Life is pretty good!

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!

Married. I work in a high pressure health care administration job though i am only in the lowest level of management

I've struggle with my weight for years now up and down, up and down and i'm just sick of it. I've come to realize late that dieting is not for me and what i truly need is a change , a permanent change in my eating lifestyle, my relationship with food.

My name is Gabriela & I am 20yrsold. I'm 5'2 & I weigh 190. I've been 190 for too long now. I've only been getting heavier & I'm tired of it. I don't have much support at home & I'm just looking for some supporters & motivators. Maybe someone that lives in my area. Someone who is motivated. I need this so bad.

I'm an emotional eater, anytime I get stressed at work I come home and have a binge. In college I ballooned from 155 up to 183 lbs at my heaviest, I started weight watchers and got down to 143 lbs in 2010 at my lowest but since starting an office job the weight has slowly crept back on. I want to change my life style for good and be able to be proud of my body.

Overweight all my life.

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