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Team Name: PONR team - 2015!
Members: 232
Location: Everywhere 33410


Profile: Join us for support in following along with the PEERtrainer Point of No Return program. We share ideas and tips to keep you going.

Last posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 3:28 PM

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I am a 54yo woman who is out of control with toxic foods. I let my weight get out of control starting in 2004 when I had an accident that has left me with a spinal cord injury. Since then, my weight has gone up from 130-135 to where I am today. I used to have it all under control because it took me 2 yrs to get from 285 down to 135ish. And then I kept it off for over 6 yrs. and then the accident put me in the hospital and rehab. I lost another 10 lbs of muscle in the hospital because I was so focused on getting back. But when I got home and had to start living again, I started killing myself with the food. So here I am. Wanting to get back to my "fighting weight". Care to help me and let me help you?

36 year old with two kids, 10 and 12. We love doing fun things outdoors. My favorite is swimming. I have lots of animals and I also home-school- so life is busy but fun.

I'll be 61 this year. I have two grown children, both married. My husband and I are really enjoying the grandchildren, like traveling, kayaking. I'm still working as a court reporter, but work has dropped off so it's a good time to concentrate on health and wellness. A friend introduced me to watercolor painting and that's been something new to explore that's fun.

46 yr old full time worker, menopausal weight gain, caring for parents. I am constantly on the go for volunteer work or other responsibilities. I eat 70% good but can't seem to lose the weight. Frustrated and want a change

Married, in my 50's

32 yr old stay-at-home mother of 3 kids ages 7,4, and 1. I used to hate running, but now I like it. I like to read, sew, and travel. I love being outside in sunny weather.

I'm 31 years old, 5'4, 160 pounds and I often feel that I use my weight as an excuse for not taking the next steps in my life. I have grit and determination when it comes to my career, but not when it comes to fighting for my personal life. I'm trying to overcome that, I'm taking a big leap and moving to Australia in May. :)

40 year old mom with IBS, migraines and auto-immune disorders. Always Gluten and dairy free (migraines are so much better!) Mostly grain free w/ tons of veggies. My meals are super healthy, but I want to clean up the little things that add up in between.

I am 49 yrs young about 30 lbs overweight. Have been married to my wonderful husband 25 years. I have 4 beautiful children and 1 absolutely adorable granddaughter.

Professional IT Director

I'm 22 years old and love learning about nutrition. I am ready to change my body and to become more connected with the foods I choose to eat.

I'm 43 years old and work long hours in a stressful environment as a director of IT engineering in the federal government. Not much time to play or relax or get outside! In the last 10 years I spiraled upwards to a crazy high of 220+ Lbs and it's time to figure out what happened and course-correct!

I am 56 years young starting on the next Phase of life by joining my husband in retirement in a few weeks. Leaving a very high stress job. Love the field of nutrition, have every diet book out there. But struggle with the application of the basic principles for myself.

I have been overweight my whole life as an adult. I am 5'2" and I probably weigh 200 lbs.

Mom, personal trainer, lover of books.

I am 53 years old, and am learning to take care of myself - mind, body, soul. My weight has gradually gone down over the years, and at times a bit back up when I comfort ate during health challenges and other life lessons. More often now, I respond to stress and emotions in a more healthy way, thank goodness! My highest weight was 165, my lowest 131. I am now 143.0 and am focused on attaining a weight of 125, along with gaining good lean muscle and cardiovascular health.

36 year-old mom of two. Eat well most of the time, but crash when tired or busy. Want nutrition-based eating to provide me with more energy and long-term health benefits.

I'm 5'5 and my average weight has been between 142-152 pounds for the last 5 years. My weight and food has been an issue since I was 16. My bad eating habits have left me with an unhealthy body at a very young age. My joints (especially knees and feet) feel better when I weigh between 132-135. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, food sensitivities, weather headaches, and a lot of stress. I feel much better when I stay away from processed food. I don't eat beef ,chicken, or pork. I do enjoy cheese and cream, and I eat salmon and eggs on a weekly basis.

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

59 y. o mother of 2 adults, 4 grandchildren, RN

Christian woman, 58 yrs, married, 2 grown sons, 2 precious grandchildren, 1 beautiful daughter-in-law

I'm a 67-year old retired business education teacher with 30+years experience. I am married to the most loving and supportive husband. I have 2 wonderful and intelligent children and 4 handsome grandsons, who are going to change the world and break some hearts.

I am 51, married for 26 years, live in the awesome state of Florida and started riding a motorcycle at the age of 50 (this was a lifelong interest of mine and I finally did it!) I am not happy with myself these days and really need some help in getting out of this slump. May be hormones at this stage in my life and will look into this as well, but I know I have to start eating healthier for my future.

I'm married to the best guy ever. I have a wonderful grown son who gave me a sweet and beautiful daughter-in-law. I'm in my 50s and work as an office manager in an accounting firm. It's definitely not the job of my dreams, but it pays the bills and I'm grateful to have it.

After an extremely emotionally charged two year period I am a 57 year old with 20 extra pounds that literally will not budge. I have never had a waistline "pudge" before and am NOT A fan!

I'm originally from Puerto Rico but have been living in Jacksonville, FL for the past 25 years. Love outdoor activities!

Just retired, 56 years old, married to a wonderful man, we have two boys ages 17 and 19. I have been a Christian for many years but God continually reveals Himself more and more! We have been at a new church for less than a year and are plugging in with ministry and home group.

Taking responsibility

Im a 43 year old work at home mom of 3 young children. Im 5'4" and close to 200 pounds. I am very hopeful that this clleanse and support group is what will give me my energy back and the ability to stay the course back to health. Nothing I have tried has succeeded. I feel that this is exactly what I need.

I am 5'2" and 220 pounds. I am the grandmother of two beautiful girls. I have been retired for four years but keep busy with church activities and singing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

I am a special education teacher and a part-time student. I have a great family and an adorable Cane Corso. I enjoy interesting things and funny people. I hope to travel to Thailand as soon as possible and have daydreams of learning to armbar my boyfriend.

I am a 39-year-old single mom of a 6-year-old, working part time. This is what I wrote when I first logged into Peertrainer in May 2014: "I find it hard to get serious about this whole process because of everything else that is going on in life. But ignoring the fact of continuously putting on more weight and going out to buy new bigger clothes several times a year has not helped at all so far. ;) So here I go - let´s get started!" Well, now it is May 2015, I dropped that whole thing after a few weeks and after a hefty shock when I weighed myself today I decided to come back. Was severly shocked that I now weigh 8 to 9 kilos more than a year ago. I stopped taking a medication that I thought to cause my weight gain - stopped taking it in the end of 2014. Got a dog last summer so I am out walking the dog very regularly. And now I am here at 180 pounds? :(

I am a 51 y/o mother of multiple teens, with a wonderful supportive husband. I am also a high school nurse who is seeing more and more that we are not caring for our bodies in a healthy manner. We are slaves to convenience at any cost so we can cram more and more things into our already hectic schedules. We need to learn how to care for ourselves so we can teach our children how to care for themselves. I fully believe we can heal our illnesses and diseases by choosing a healthier lifestyle.

I'm 59, a mother of three and I work full time. I have a wonderful, supportive husband, great kids, but a very demanding, stressful job.

Single mom, working 2 jobs just to get by, blah blah. I am sure you have heard it all before lol. Bottom line is I have managed to lose about 60 lbs over the last few years but seem to struggle past that. I seem to bounce between a 10 lb range and right now it is UP! I just need to get focused and finish what I started. I am an emotional eater so when things seem to get tough in my life it has a major impact on my weight loss efforts.

I'm a grandmother and have been retired for a year and a half. I'm very thankful for the new crop of activists dedicated to getting scientifically sound health information out there. I'm pretty disgusted with the traditional medical community for leading me astray for so many years and letting me get so sick. Thankfully thats in the past.

I am 53 yrs old and although that's not really old, I have been too tired and stressed for too long. I've been getting sick all year and I really have been quite hopeless about everything. I have back degenerative disk disease that is made worst by all the extra weight. I want to feel optimistic & energetic again.

44 year old father of 3 great kids. Plenty of stress at work.

I am 36 and have an amazing husband and 3 beautiful children! I am an Occupational Therapist and I am also training to be a Health Coach and Hormone Cure Coach!

52, female, married, no kids at home, work full time as an office manager, I've lost 25 pounds since the end of February and have about 35 more to lose

Like to bike ride, walk, enjoy outdoors. 2 teenage boys, married for 21 years. Work full time.

I am a 59 year old female, retired nurse Adjusting too an active retired life. I have a lap band and have lost 30 lbs in the last 3 years but now my weight is stuck at 195 lbs. Have health issues including, 2 partial Knee replacements ,and Chronic osteoarthritis Allergic to gluten and dairy but still have challenges being tempted by these food items.....

5'4" tall and will be 65 years old in August. I was 199 pounds on January 1, 2013. Cholesterol and BP were way too high and fitness level was zero. Now weigh 160, cholesterol is "golden" and BP greatly improved. Fitness level is about as good as when I was in my 20s. Still need to lose another 40 pounds.

I'm male, 42, married with 2 children. I am one of the founders of PEERtrainer.

I am 32 y.o., 5'7", starting weight 323lbs and starting BMI 50.1. I am a strong vibrant woman. I am happily married to a man that I could never have dreamed of. He is wonderful and is my support and guiding light. I have 4 amazing. I have chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia but have been coping. I recently had some major life changing experiences that have finally spurred me to live a healthier lifestyle for the first time in my life.

41 year old mother of a 14 year old and a 6 month old! I have had weight issues my entire life. I lose it for a few years, gain it back over time, repeat.

51 years old. Hypothyroid and Addisonian (adrenals don't work). Have to take steroids every day which makes it very difficult to lose weight. I have 2 snow dogs (husky & American Eskimo) so take them out for walks/runs daily. Ride my bike in the warmer months for exercise.

Point of no return! I believe that I can reach a healthy weight and maintain it.

I'm 39, married for almost 15 years and work part-time from home. I miss the social interaction I used to have when I worked outside the home so I struggle being alone all day. Eating sometimes keeps me company. We have moved twice in 3 years and the stresses have been a big contributor to my weight gain. I am at my all-time (nonpregnant) weight. We have one daughter, Abby, who is 8 and is in third grade.

Female, 47 married no kids but 2 big dogs. I play soccer in the summer, but don't have a winter sport. I started PT Nov 22 2008 @ 155 lb, got to 140 using PT and BFL (Body for Life) but hurt my foot and was in a walking cast for 3 months and it all ended and now unfortunately I'm up past my old high to 163 lb. I want to really get to 130 or lower and stay there.

I love my new grand daughter Kimberly! I watch her 2 days a week and am enjoying the simplicity of life with her. I love doing ministry. I'm in a new church that cater's to young adults and it's a new move for us. I head up the Alpha program, an introduction to the Christian faith. It's a huge job! I've been married for 32 years and adore my husband. Recently he started a new SharePoint consulting company, so let me know if you have leads! He's amazing. But that means we have no income until this get's off the ground. I have 3 kids 30, 28, 26. My daughter, Kristina and middle son, Joel, are from Colombia and it's my daughter who just had a baby. My middle son has been a struggle most of his life. He re-dedicated his life to the Lord last year, met a Christian, and was really seriously getting his life on track. His life has now come off the rails and it's breaking my heart. My youngest biological son, Jake, is in Sacratmento, and I miss him terribly. He is so fun to be around. We also live in Minnesota, have a cabin in Wisconsin and a sailboat in a marina in San Diego.

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

I am a very busy single mom of two boys. I enjoy being out and about experiencing life. I am the person in the check out line that just starts talking to you for no real reason.

I am a 53 yr old single woman recently engaged for the first time. I had WLS Nov 2009lost 90 lbs and have been gaining weight., gained 15 No surprise am sabotaging myself with poor eating choices and No exercise. I have gained 15 lbs and could probably gain it all back if Idon't get Back on Track asap. I have been reading everything on PeerTrainer since I found this site yesterday ( while looking to download workout music) and I can't wait to join your tem and get started. thanks now almost Jan 2015. Been a Peertrainer follower fir years.

I have a job where I am on the road 90% of the time. Struggle with a regular eating and exercise routine. Want to get healthy and strong!

56 year old mother of 2 grown sons, professional health care provider. Lost 52 lbs doing PONR and gained back 40....time to get back on the wagon and figure out what happened!!

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

27 year old female, looking to heal from the inside out! Working every single day to become emotionally, mentally and physically healthier.

I have been working out and thoughtfully eating for 5 years, but never any change. My body is in shape, just not the ultimate shape I think it should be with all that I do.

I'm 64 and overweight and not feeling good. I want both to change.

Wife, mom (and step-mom), gramma, CPA, soprano

47 year old women in Green Bay Wisconsin. stuck losing those last few pounds, for three years now.... CSD and 2015 is the ticket, I'm certain...

I'm over 60, a grandmother of 5, retired with my husband retired, I'm a reader, I play Words with Friends and Canasta on my Nook. I like to walk outside.

Driven, successful, a little goofy, scuba diving, hiker and lover of traveling the world... Need to lose a few pounds. Already have good workout plan that enjoy it, also follow a healthy diet. Just need to eat a little less, watch portions and most importantly, mindfully!

I'm a soon to be 39yr old working full time with an 18yr old daughter at home. Have been overweight for coming up 20 years.

I'm almost at my goal weight, but every time I hit the mark, I bounce back up a few pounds. My aim for Point of No Return is to get to 154 and not ever see 155 again. In the last few years I've lost 70 pounds, and realistically, I think that's enough at my age. I just don't want to gain any of it back.

I am a 57 year old empty-nester. I lost 25 pounds following the JJ Virgin diet last spring, but I have gained back 17 pounds going back to old habits. Need to get a fresh start.

I am 66 years old, married, with two stepchildren and seven grandchildren. I love genealogy and reading. I also like traveling, collecting rocks and seashells, and collecting Christmas and Easter decorations,

48 and a half (but don't look or act it). Happily married to a man who eats what he likes all day long but still looks amazing. Half French (so love all food, except peppers, but especially cheese) Hashimotos sufferer. Which sucks .... Tipping the scales at 200lbs (at 5'5") and no idea how I got here....

Searching for a balanced healthy lifestyle, and to be a good example for my family and friends.

I'm 67, retired, was skinny as a child and young woman but then gradually gained weight in my 40s and 50s. Have lost 20 pounds over last 10 years, but really need to lose another 30 to be healthy. Sometimes I eat the wrong things for emotional reasons. Sometimes I overeat just because I'm not aware or not thinking.

I am a certified nurse-midwife

I am 50, married with 5 daughters and one gran-daughter. I am 5'3 starting off at 170lbs. I work full time as a paraprofessional at a local school. I am taking classes to finally get a college degree. very busy, but very sedentary due to amount of computer work.

I am 45 yrs old, 5'11" tall, and my goal is to have the body of a long, lean, sinewy, slim ballet dancer (albeit a tiny bit taller than average) :)

I'm 33 years old Métis female. I am looking to lose about 50 lbs of fat and gain muscle mass. I am a shift worker. Looking to try to reverse the years of damage I've done to my body by following the Primal Blueprint and Perfect Health Diet principles. I have epilepsy and the high fat diet allows me to feel the best possible, while grains cause me major cramping and bloating.

40 year old mother of 3 with a wonderful husband. Love to cook, love to eat, active. Black belt in karate, medical technician, avid reader and musician. Started gaining weight with pregnancy, no weight problems as a child. Diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (auto immune, arthritis type of inflammatory disease). Several food intolerances confirmed with blood tests, several foods make my inflammation flare up. Trying to lose weight for 20 years :(

38 year old educator and nanny who enjoys the outdoors, live music, creative endeavors and time with loved ones. Have been cooking since I was a young girl, was raised in a healthy household so my challenge is more with the emotional and social connections to food rather than not being aware of healthy lifestyles.

Current weight 198, joined 7/18/14, After 1st week lost 4.2 lbs.

Almost 60 grandmother nurse who has been on every diet known for the last 33 years. Now I'm eating healthy, exercising regularly, gaining weight and frustrated,

Gained over 80 pounds during 2 pregnancies I lose about 10 pounds then gain it back can't seem to find something that I can use to change my lifestyle and get off the diet roller coaster


I'm 46 years old. I'm married to an amazing man. After being laid off for 14 months, I'm grateful to have a job though not what I want to continue to be doing. Still need to develop my goals.

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

54 y.o. woman; weight struggles most of life, but lost 100 lbs in high school, so used to be confident I can do it again, now I'm not so sure but must try. Sedentary job, but job permits going to gym, so recently found out about a couple of nearby gyms that are not heavily used.

just turned 50 don't want to be fat.

This is the year I turn 50 and recently both of my parents not only were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but had caratoid artery surgery. That is my future, unless I make a big effort to change my eating habits, my exercise habits and make life changes. This is the year....I will do it.

I am in my 30s. I have a wonderful husband who works a separate shift than me so that makes it a bit stressful. In my house I have my son with my husband who is 3. I also have my step son who is 11. We have him full time and he is a huge help. I have a huge problem with binge eating right after I get home from work. I also have the all or nothing perfection mentality that really needs to change. I yo-yo all the time. I never stick to anything and it drives me nuts and this is exactly why I am not a success story. no amount of motivation seems to be a big enough drive for me. What I really need is someone who is there each day pushing me and motivating me and checking in with me.

In a LTR, vegetarian, self employed, struggled w/ weight my whole life.

I am following a habit building process developed by Charles Duhigg in his book titled "The Power of Habit". You can read about this process and my progress log on the Progress, Not Perfection community tab.

I was an avid runner until I blew my knee out a few years ago. I gained tons of weight and am having a difficult time losing it. I am married and the mother of 3 grown children, two of whom live in Germany.

I am a 49 years old and I have struggled with my weight for years, and I have had success with other programs, but I have a hard time sticking with them for the long term. I did the cleanse a few years ago and I had great success, but when my work schedule became erratic, and my hubby started cooking, I put on weight. (He does not follow my eating plan) The past few years have been an emotional upheaval and I am back to my heaviest weight. I am committed to eating healthier and getting to my goal weight and staying at it. I need to stay connected to my teams for the accountability.

I struggle with making myself exercise, and I have a huge sweet tooth and I am an emotional eater. I've tried for years to change, but so far have not been successful.Not only that, my eating is getting worse - despite working with a special eating disorder therapist. I think the daily support with peers we have here will help a lot!

I have struggled with weight since my 20's and am now 53. I've lost 80-100 lbs. six times in my life and have to do something different. What's the definition of insanity???

I am a single mother to a 101year child with aspergers and adhd. The past few years have been devoted on getting him help and into the right schooling. He is in a good place and life is not nearly as stressful anymore. Time for me.

I'm a 23 year old college student and ready for a change. I've been overweight my whole life, it runs in my family, but I would like to break the cycle and stop having "lose weight" on my to do list. I want to make permanent good lifestyle choices that will end up in losing weight. So my current goal is to find a workout routine that I can follow and actually enjoy (which is easier said then done). I'm starting out at 226 pounds and my goal is 130 pounds.

47 y/o night shifter RN for 5 years. Lost 16 lbs with Peer trainer last year, then after 2 surgeries, put 20 back on. Need to get back into my healthy habits.

I am 43 with two teenage kids and working part time.

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

Mother of 1 Son i am a single mum.desperately want to get in shape

i'm a 39 year old mother of 2 beauties, 8 and 12. I've struggled since having my 2nd daughter. Busy being the best wife, mom, employee, volunteer, friend I can be. Whew!

My name is Pam and I am a 68 year old woman who wants to be the healthiest and most active I can be. I am a retired nurse and owner of a sewing/design business in which I specialize in up- cycling vintage and family wedding gowns into Christening gowns, First Communion dresses, quilts and other items as well as restyled gowns for modern brides.

Mom of 5, busy health professional in practice. I love triathalon and have a goal of doing my first half Ironman in July 2018. I would like to be 20 lbs lighter so I am healthier and faster!

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