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Team Name: need to lose 100 plusers
Members: 437
Location: , PA 43701

Goals: i need to lose 125 pounds in 6 months

Profile: need to lose 100+ lbs, lacking motivation to start, depressed, wants to live a healthier life, afraid obesity is realliy starting to catch up and affect health

Last posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 10:53 AM

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I'm a lifelong dieter. The sad thing is I'm really good at it ... I always can lose most all of the excess weight ... but, it always comes back and brings a few extra pounds for company. This time I just can't get motivated ... help me!

28 year old schoolteacher, no children, looking to lose weight for health and aesthetic reasons.

I am 30 year old and live in the Bay Area. I have a lot of weight to loose (100+). At this point in my life I am getting fed up about my excuses and circumstances, yet I still do not have the motivation to adapt a healthier lifestyle. I know if I dont live a healthy lifestyle my health is going to take a beating as I grow older. I want to go back to school, yet I feel disgusted. And also I am enbarking on a new career. I want to be able to feel acomplished (with my weight) and to be able to empower myself and others.

I am a 25 yr old mother of one. I love music and I love to dance. I work full time in the evenings so have most of the day free. I am want ot be healthy for me and my daughter. She is three and I don't want her to have to face a life being obese. I am about 150+ lb over weight.

married for about 15 years, mom of three youngins, and stressed out nursing student. I love to ride my motor cycle but haven't been doing it as much as I want to these days.

I gained over 100 pounds in the last 3 years. I need to lose this weight to feel better about myself. I used to run 3 miles a day and I would like to get back there again.

I am 35, single and wanting to get in shape. I live in WI. I have no children.

I'm a 23 yeard old college student from Portland. I'm working on my prerequisites for nursing school now, which is a full time job for this former English major. Being a nurse is important to me, and I want to be able to "practice what I preach." I've been overweight (ok, morbidly obese) for most of my life, and I'm tired. I'm tired all the time. I'm 23 and my doctor's talking about blood pressure medication. It's time for a change.

Back again.: ) Fell off the wagon gained all the weight back. Gonna try again. Mom of a 20 year old son Will, 3rd year Rochester Institute of Technology college student. Middle daughter Caitlin who is a Junior in high school. Annie who is in eighth grade at M.S. Married 20 years to my honey Robert. Caregiver to my mom-in law. Very overweight on and off forever.

I am 38 years old single no kids. I work in Customer Service I love life.

I'm 32 and I live in Georgia. I work for a local bank and my life is kind of in transition. I want to change so much in my life and to try new and interesting things. I love to travel and I really enjoy road trips.

I am mom to a very active 20 month old boy, and I work part time as a Respiratory Therapist. I have been married for 7 years to a wonderful guy, and we also have 2 doggies (mutts).

I love to eat! I make eating an art! Problem is I don't eat the things I should be eating. But hey thats what got me here because I could not control me eating habits. I love Giraffes and am currently working on getting my veterinary technician certification so that I can hopefully get my internship at the zoo to work with those glorious spotted critters! :D

I am a 31 year old woman living in Oakland. I love food. I am a trained chef, love cooking and eating and developing recipes. I'm a photographer and host a life-drawing salon in Sna Francisco called Dr. Sketchy's: Barbary Coast. I write screenplays and love movies & TV. Additionally I am a full time student and an office manager for a holistic chiropractor. I have been heavy for more than half my life though I lost 60 pounds 3 years ago which I have since put back on. I suffer from depression and anxiety and I am trying to use diet to regulate both of these.

I am a 33 year old female...born & raised in the Bay Area (Cali)...a business owner & also a professional singer/songwriter. I've had weight issues for most of my life and I now have 100+ pounds to shed. I'm also a seizure sufferer (complex partial seizures). I love to sing and write/compose music... I enjoy reading & writing... I love to cook ;) ... I love to travel (hoping to do more traveling as I shed the pounds)... I love to entertain & hang out with my family & friends... and I love helping others! :) I realize it's time to finally help myself in order for me to continue doing ALL the things I enjoy & love about life! :) I thank God for this realization every waking moment because I really do want to live a long & healthy life!!!

I have been a Travel Consultant for 17 years & I have worked at the same agency for the past 14 years. I live with my boyfriend, 2 dogs & a cat. I love astronomy, Steelers nature, animals, autumn, music, comedies. Joking & laughing is the highlight of my day! :)

My goal is to lose 100 - 120 lbs before starting a family. I am 31 yrs old and have been overweight my whole life. I am married and would like to start a family, however I want to be a healthy and energetic parent and at my current weight that would not be possible.

I am 34 years old and have 4 children ages 15 to 6 months and now it is time to start thinking about myself and my health so i can keep up with the 2 little ones

I'm a 32, in a long-term relationship to a very supportive man. I am an RN and have a goal to advance my education, but I feel like my weight is holding me back. I have been overweight my entire life and I weigh the most I've ever weighed at this point in time and I really have had it. I enjoy movies, and going out to eat. I also like reading and surfing the internet. I like poker, karaoke, and travelling. I also enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.

I'm a teacher, a lifelong Titanic researcher...

I'm 25 and single. I currently work full time and go to school part time. I'm working on getting my Master's in Elementary Education. I read about this site in the current edition of People's Magazine and I'm hoping this will help me with my goals! :)

I am a 44 year old female. I am married and have two daughters 11 and 15. I work full time as an accountant, and have a very busy lifestyle. I love the beach, traveling and being with friends.

I'm a working mom of a 2 yr old.

I am 25 years old. Trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I gave up on college but I'm sure I will find something to do with my life.

I am a 44 year mom from Kentucky. I have been married for 17 years and have 2 sons (14 and 12). I teach preschool and love it! We are heading into summer vacation and I feel I have the time to get going on the new me!

I am in the social services field and have neglected myself for a while. I am 33 and since I turned 30, my body has gotten away from me. I have recently had a series of surgeries after an accident with my arm and have been unable/unmotivated to push exercising- but I want that to change.

I'm a writer. At my real job, I tend to work over 40 hours a week which can make me extremely tired by the end of the day. I'm 5'6" and I weigh too close to 300 pounds. I've recently reaffirmed my goal to lose weight and get fit.

I'm 30-ish -live in New York. I'm a medical professional who works with special neds children. Overall I would say I'm a pretty active person, skiing, yoga, working out, hiking, etc.. And I'm starting Tae Kwon Do tomorrow! You would think I would have a smokin bod! but nooo :(

30-year-old married court reporter with two kids ages 8 and 2. I love to shop for clothes, shoes, and handbags, spend time with my family and have fun :)

24 year old graduate student- whose risks include the sort of sedentary lifestyle that graduate school often affords. Although I have lost 100 pounds (using a 12 step program) and hope to lose 75 more. As a person of color, its important for me to acknowledge how overeating and harmful health-behaviors are often cultural artifacts as well as social indicators. I am a clothes horse and look forward to the many clothing opportuities whichwill arise out of weight loss.

I have been a big girl all of my life and it is now time for me to better myself. I have developed so many health problems and I feel that a lot of it has to do with my weight

I am a 33 year old stay at home mom to an adorable almost 4 year old. My daughter, Hannah, is very active and keeps me on the run constantly. This makes it very hard to make the right food choices. I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure when I was 5 1/2 months pregnant and need to lose weight to live. Plus...I don't want to be that mom that is sick all the time and has to sit on the sidelines and watch her daughter grow up.

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'm 57, married for 34years. I love riding on the back of our Harley with the hubby. I have stepson 39 and daughter 33. I also have a granddaughter, born in 2006. I retired from Social Services. I've struggled with my weight for all my life.

I am a nurse, and I love my job. It's great to promote good health, but many times I am asked, "why don't you practice what you preach?", and that comment torments me every single day of my life...

I am a college junior who recently turned 21. I have been dieting for most of my teenage and young adult life, going on my first stint to lose weight when I was 13. I have a weight condition called PCOS which makes it easy to gain weight and tough to lose it. I need to change my life however, because I am not happy seeing what I see in the mirror. I am sick of being the bigger girl in my group of friends and I hope that this summer is finally one of success.

I'm a 29 yr old medical resident, and I weigh nearly 300#. I feel like the only fat doctor in the world sometimes. I have always been overweight, but have gained about 60 lbs in the last 6 years.

I am a 33 year old woman in the banking industry, and I've come to realize that my weight is holding me back at work and in my personal life. Duh.

I'm a 29-year old female from the midwest tired of the battle I've been waging with my body since I was 10. I want the battle to stop and I want peace with my body. I want to be healthy. I usually like being active and playing. I've dabbled in hapkido, kettlebells, racquetball, swimming, weight training and enjoy playing many different sports (as long as the competition doesn't get too fierce).

i've been married for 17yrs. i have 3 kids 4 wolf dogs 3 cats 2 horses

I just turned 32, been married to a wonderful and supportive guy for over 9 years. No kids as of yet (couldn't imagine adding more weight to my already extended body). We have 3 cats and 2 goldfish and a couple of stray dogs that we take care of. I enjoy any drawing, painting, crafting, photography - you name it, I will try it.

I am 47-years-old. I have two podcasts--I never thought that I would ever get people to listen to me but it's really fun and I am getting more listeners all the time, who'd a thunk? I also have mad Photoshop skills and work in a photo lab. I have two beautiful and brilliant daughters--one in college and one in middle school and a sweetheart of a husband who is the perfect man for me. I also perform in a local Rocky Horror cast as Dr. Frank-n-furter, Riff Raff or Magenta (our cast obviously isn't screen-accurate).

I am a 36 year old teacher and have been obese all of my life. I have tried losing weight many, many times and at times have had some success only to gain back all of the weight plus some major change (story of every overweight person's life huh?). To be honest I gave up on losing weight a long time ago but although pessimistic I am giving it a try again for various reasons. I'm getting older thus my body hurts and I'm finally afraid for my health.

I'm a 37 year old SAHM with 3 kids (DD 4, DD 2, DS 3 mos). I've been a little heavy my whole life, but really balooned in my early twenties and have been obese since then. I don't want my children growing up with a fat mommy who can't keep up.

I just turned 33 and I have been over wieght for about 15 years. Far longer than I ever dreamed. This is the year I will turn it around :) I love to dance and sing as often as I can. I am a movie addict and love T.V. Also I love Hip hop and Alternative rock music :)

I'm a part-time grad student and work full-time at a hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. I'm currently pursing a Master of Science in Biology and plan to attend medical school once I'm finished. I Married my boyfriend of 5 years last September and have a beautiful 7 month old baby boy.

SAF, 36. Project Manager for an online company. Love Orange County and Southern California and want to enjoy all that it has to offer.

I am 17 years old going on 18 in september and i just recently went to the doctor to discover that i weigh over 350 pds! i was shocked because i am pretty active but i knew i weighed a lot just not that much! I havae never been ashamed of my size until i realized all of the downsides like lets see... death for one and the fact that i cant get the guy i love because i am huge! i want to be healthy becasue i kno it will help me in so many departments even socially and mentally

I am 37 and have been happily married for 18 years, my husband and I have been together for over 20 though, and are deeply in love!! We have a wonderful 16 year old daughter who will be a senior this year (scarey and sad) I run an in home daycare, and I love it!! My weight sucks, and always has, I did very strict Atkins for 10 months(longest time EVER on a diet) I got down to 210, but could no longer stick with the plan, and now I am back up to 265. This is still 55 lbs down from where I started 4 years ago, but it really sucks to see the scale go up, and I want, and need it to go back down again.

I'm 24 years old I'm an admin asst. for a great company I have a beautiful son that I can't get enough of and wonderful parnets/extended family.

I m 27 and have struggled with my weight pretty much my whole life. It has now gotten to the point where it is affecting my health and I want/NEED to do something about it.

I'm 25 from Bridgewater, MA. I love to sing and was in a band for a while. I'd like to lose weight to build confidence to allow me to pursue music again.

I'm 29 years old, married about 15 months and have put on about 30 lbs since getting married. I put on a total of 40lbs since getting engaged. I can't seem to get started and now the added weight has started to cause some back problems.

I am a nurse, but I have been off work for 2 plus years as a result of a car accident. I have a lot of pain in my neck and back, but I will not let that take over my life any longer! I am 41 and I have 3 boys. I have 100 pounds to lose, but one day at a time I will do it!!!

I'm 37, with two boisterous boys 13 and 4, and a fab husband to whom I've been married almost 16 years. I'm a communications consultant for a big financial institution in Quebec, have been for about 4 months, and all of a sudden looks are very important. I've been big all my life, but the last few years have been brutal as I find it is more and more difficult to lose any weight... I am an avid blogger (in French...sorry) and own half an electric guitar business with my husband as a sideline. I'm busy, yes, but am willing to put in the time and energy to do this properly.

I am 5'10'', around 340 lbs and have never been thin but weighed about 180'sh in high school soon in the 200's in my early 20's and yoyo-ed to a hight of 312 bouncing from 260 to 312 from 96-2006. Since last winter my weight creeped higher and higher with leg swelling and circulation problems I have just suddenly gotten bigger and bigger. It is scary and I am ready to make a change. It has been difficult to be consistant. I have an 8 year old. I am married to my second husband and he has no kids. We have been together 4 years and he is very anxious to have a child with me. At 33, I can't allow my weight to hold me back.

I am a graduate student getting my Master's in Nutrition. I will be starting my internship in a couple of weeks and I want to become a Registered Dietitian. I am at the last step toward that professional goal.

I am 47 , divorced and I am also doing Weight Watchers. I commute and so my days are fairly long. I often use that as my excuse for not working out. I need to find my routine again with regard to exercise and healthy eating. I like belonging to a "team" and I always do much better in organized events that hold me accountable .

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

Hello, my name is Tabitha. I am a real go get her. I am 18, in college for two years now, graduated high school two years ago, and bought my FIRST HOUSE a day after my 18th birthday! The only thing that it seems that I can't overcome is my weight! In the past four years, my health has declined BADLY! My doc has even told me that I CAN'T be on my feel for more than 15 minutes! I am 5'1" and 223 lbs. I have been working with my doc still I was 10 years old, and nothing is helping, some even made it worst! This is my finally cry out for HELP!

I'm a 24 year old college student, I've always been very heavy but I'm a very active and happy person, and I finally love myself and thats why its time to try the hardest I ever have! I had some childhood issues that made me an emotional eater that could never accept myself... but meeting the guy in my life almost 4 years ago changed all that. I was 274 lbs all through highschool and gained more weight when i graduated and settled in with my boyfriend.

I am a stay at home mother and a Christ follower. I love to scrapbook and be creative when I get the chance to. I love to sing and I want to get comfortable enough with myself to sing in front of my church like I use to. My daughter is my whole life right now and I want to teach her to be healthy and active so she doesn't have to go through the same things I did when I was a child.

Busy working mom with two children, a 6 1/2 year old girl and 2 yr. old son. Happily married for 10 years. I like volleyball, soccer, playing in my backyard, and photography. I am dying to be able to do all those things and do them WELL! I know I have to change in order to do those things and to be able to keep up with my kids while they are doing them!!

I am a 29 year old self-employed female. I weigh 250 lbs. I would like to lose 5 lbs. over the next 2-3 months and defeat boredom. Boredom is my weakness during the evening hours. I start to have negative thoughts or I get bored wondering what to do around 5-6 pm and the next thing I know I'm eating to fill the time up and to feel better.

I am 34 and go to school as well as work full time. I am single with no children. About 8 yrs ago I started packing on the weight. A combination of late work hours and no physical movement. I have about 100lbs to lose. I have lost a few on my own recently, but I seem to have lost my motivation.

I'm 24 and maintaining a loss of over 100 lbs, all of which was lost through a combination of mindful eating, consistent exercise and positive thinking! I'm a graphic designer living in Philadelphia. I also enjoy: photography, my two cats (Fiona and Rosemary), bicycling everywhere I can, cooking & baking, NPR, tending to my miniature window garden and city life in general.

I have been overweight my whole life, i have many health problems because of my weight such as bad knees, sleep apena, breathing problems, fatigue...and i do not feel good about myself.

I am 24. I am currently in college at Montclair State University in the fall. I work as a nanny for two boys in NJ. Anything else you want to know please feel free to ask!!

yo -yo, but never below 180 lbs for past 25 yrs. retired nurse, retired for one year knee problem big appetite

I am a stay at home mommy of three boys ages 7, 5, and 2. I also have three businesses that I run from home, I recently started them and I find it rather fun versus going to an office. My husband is a postal carrier and very active. More info... I'm 27, I live in Michigan (Detroit area) and as everyone knows we are having serious economic problems here. I have my BS in Health Care Systems Administration and I'm working on my MSA in Human Resources. We are both active in our community and with our boys and I'm very into FAMILY. Because of my weight gain my joints are under some stress. I hurt my knee and doing simple things cause me problems because I'm so big and my little jonts can't handle the weight. SO, I have to find low impact things to do until I lose some weight. STATS: Height: 5’ 1.5” Weight: 215lbs Goal: Somewhere between 125 & 155 I'm very heavy chested so if I lose too much weight I'll look like Dolly Parton

I'm 30, married, pharmacy student, 2 cats

I'm 25 y/o female. I've been overweight for as long as I can remember. I've been dieting my entire life but my weight has steadily increased over the years. My greatest weight drop was 40 lbs but I realize that I eat out of stress, anxiety, or boredom so the pounds come on quickly. I've just started law school so the overeating has come into play in full force.

I am almost 42 and my entire adult life has passed me by due to obesity...I am overweight because it has become "comfortable" for me...I am tired of being comfortable with it...I'm ready to shake my life up and get healthy...I need some help though...Maybe this site will expand my horizons...Meeting people who know how I feel about my weight (who i not-so-fondly call my "other friend") can give me some awesome insights to help me deal with the fears of change and help keep me encouraged and motivated...I am willing to do my part but I can't do it alone...I know, I have tried and failed many times...I want this time to be different...

34, divorced, no kids...just the furry kid in the pic above. Just starting back up with PT, had great success in '07 with this method of support. Unfortunately due to the stresses of remodeling/selling a house I relapsed and gained many pounds back. I feel semi-motivated now, just think PT may be the extra push I need to stay on course.

I am 21 years old. I work full time for a real estate lender. I live in colorado and am buying a house with my girlfriend Ter. We have 2 jack russell terriors named Pritchett and Bart. We have 1 kitty named Toulouse. I am very outgoing and love to laugh and have fun. Always looking for friends.

Mother, daughter, sister, wife, approaching 50, writer, reader, believer, optimistic and typically happy camper.

Where do I start? I guess I'll start with what's most important to me - my two beautiful daughters - 4 years old and 7 months old - I know it sounds cheesy but they are truly my joy. And my wonderful husband, Todd. For all four of us, I have got to get healthy - I've been overweight my whole life and it's because I eat poorly and I don't exercise. Period. It's my fault and I'm the only one who can fix it - so here I am

Married 14 yrs. Have 3 beautiful girls. Love to laugh and hang out with good friends.

I'm 37 year old female married with two children. I'm a office manager/insurance agent.

I am 5'7 318lbs with a weight lose goal of 150lbs. I have always been heavy but never weighed so much. I have a 9 year old daughter and a 3 month old daughter. I am struggling to lose weight. I was 289 before I got pregnant and went up to 352. I need lots of help and encouragement. I work full-time and attend online college classes at Strayer University. I eat when I am bored. I love snacking rather than eating a plate of food.

I'm 21 and I am in the worst shape I have ever been in. I had a slip and fall accident in my mid teens that put me on crutches for a yr. during that year I went from 105 to 125 and I didn't think anything of it, however as the years went by the pounds kept adding up and after a while I stopped weighing myself, I stopped taking pictures with my family and friends... last summer I went donate plasma with some friends at a local blood bank and found out that I weighed almost three hundred pounds. At only five feet two inches and with my once super tiny build, I can't pretend to be happy with the fact that I weight as much as I do... so since then I've been trying to lose weight but when you're going it alone like I am (I have a very loving very well meaning fiance who is a total enabler) it's very hard to set your goals and keep them.

Computer/IT professional living in Florida. Just want to lose about 120 pounds. I have a family and we're thinking of moving to NC or GA due to ridiculous insurance and house taxes here.

I am 27 yr old female, 6'2, 340lbs. I have been married for 2 years, and have a 3 year old. I have ALWAYS been overweight. I weighed 180 lbs in the third grade. I live in the south, and enjoy the southern cooking, fried everything. I have NO IDEA how to cook healthy and make it taste good. I always had good muscle tone even at my highest weight but now I am severely anemic and lost a lot of that. I need help with boosting my energy and getting motivated to climb this MOUNTAIN in front of me. I need to be healthy for my daughter and husband.

im 20 almost 21, i have an almost full time job at tesco, i like mountan biking, sci fi, reading and gadgets. i weigh around 240lbs and i want to lose 100lbs.

I'm 17 and 5'6. I currently weigh 263 and hate myself for it, the most Ive ever weighed was 270. I got down to 230 a few years ago. But I gained some of it back. I've never weighed less than 160 and I was that when I was 7I'm supposed to weigh around 120 and thats my goal. I graduate High school in 1 year and half and I refuse to graduate being the weight I am. I need to get my life on track.

I'm 26 SAHM, I weight 292 right now, I did weight 315 I've lost 23lbs in the last month. I'm trying to stay on track with eating correctly. Late night eating gets me.

I am 20 years old, I had my daughter in August. I gained 30 + pounds while pregnant and my weight went over the 300 pounds mark for the first time. I feel horrible and I need to fix it.

I am 38, and have let food control my life. I moved from Australia to Vancouver with my husband and 2 children (7 and 6). I hate overeating but it has worked for me for so long that doing something different will be challenging but needs to be done.

40 years old, mom of two boys, married, work full time

I'm a teenage girl who comes from a long line of obese family members, and I have depression. Finally this diet is about me, and nobody else.

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

26 year old newbie to the world of health. Has said "this is it" for every attempt at weight loss...means it this time! Enjoys laughter in mass quantities... and had a similar affinity for FOOD. Needs to break up with bad foods and start dating fresh, clean, healthy foods. Just finished a 21 day detox. Cannot snowboard as well as she'd like. Notices her stomach gets in the way of a lot of activities. LOVES chocolate & meat!

I am a 46 year old mother of two teenage boys. I am fortunate to enjoy my work at a small private school. There are many areas of my life that could use some transformation, and I do believe that all facets of life work in concert with each other.

I am a married mom of 2 children. 37 years of age. i want to live a long life for my familiy. despite my type 2 diabetes.

I'm a writer who struggles with weight issues. I'm married, work full-time, and have a young child. I'm trying to juggle the writing and caring for myself but am not often successful. I'm tired a lot which of course creates the perfect excuse to eat and not exercise.

I am 42 years old, happily married and have three adorible kids. A boy three and twin girls 9 months. I suffer from post partum depression and have gained over 100 pounds after the first child was born. (weighed less right after he was born and then just ballooned {380lb}) I want to get healthy so I can enjoy my kids, play with them, walk with them and have them proud of mom taking them to school. I dread the first day when all the kids are going to tell my son his mommy is fat.

I'm 19. College freshman. 255 pounds and hating it! A recent increase of stress (my dad thoughtfully decided to announce he was divorcing mom on high school graduation) My weight has shifted to my chin and stomach from my hips which is terrible. I want to lose 100+ lbs.

22 year old Dad of a 3 year old daughter and 5 year old son. I'm a freelance web designer/development who works from home (which is my downfall). I used to coach my sons soccer team for 2 season. You can find more information not only about myself but about The Diet at

I am a 46 year old woman with a great husband and 3 wonderful dogs. We own a small specialty shop on the water front and I try my best to keep it filled with the pottery I make.It all sounds good but I am about 100 pounds over weight and miserable

I am a 31 year old mother of one beautiful son. I am currently attending an technical college, for nursing. I work with my mother and her antique furniture store. And run back and forth to football, basketball practices.

I am 37 years old. I have pretty much struggled with weight my entire life. I am the father of two wonderful kids boy(9) and girl (5). I currently weigh 320LBs and 5'8" tall. My highest weight that I can remember was 355Lbs and that was about a year ago. I work in IT so i sit at a desk all day long.

27 year old, working in finance, and attending classes in the evening. I am participating in a weight loss challenge with friends right now. I think the daily logs may help to keep me honest

Hello. I am 23, my starting weight was 259. I Have been married for almost two years, we have an 8 month old daughter. I am currently Pregnant again.

I got married in Apri of '07 and it was beautiful, except for one thing. I looked HUGE. I work midnights so it is kind of hard to find stuff that is catered to the third shift schedule. Ask any night worker, we are all a little odd and it takes a lot to keep going at times.

I am a 50 year old professor who teaches at a university in the Northwest. I live with my boyfriend, partner whatever you call the man you live with, four dogs and a cat. As a child, I was a stocky kid, tall and large for my age. In high school, I weighed around 160 pounds but was very active. After I turned 20 is when my weight began to climb steadily. I have tried many diets and have bought lots of books on weight loss. Some worked and some didn't for awhile, but the weight always came back. This summer, after the death of my mom, I hit my all time high of 268 pounds. I took off about 25 of those pounds, but now I weigh 250. I had a cancer scare this fall that made me really think about my health. So, that is why I am here.

I'm 37, single, and living in New York for the first time.

I'm 50, 2 daughters (18 and 21). Graduated in architecture and psychology, not much work these days, just sleeping, internet, tv and food. I'm 1, 63m and 112kg. No thyreoid (carcinoma) for 10 years. And a husband that is not a great partner.

I am a mother of two children, a girl-15 and a boy-17. I am married and have been for 19 years. My kids have been my main focus, but now that they are growing older, I want to take some time for me. I also want to help my daughter with her weight issues before she has to be on medicine also. I weigh 262 right now, but I was at 297 at one time. I lost down to my current weight and stopped losing. I am hoping that this program is the answer for me.

College Prof (psychology) in NE

I am 30yrs old. Married, Mother of 2 boys 2 and 4. Stay at home mom. Currently weighing 296.8 as of this morning have lost 10lbs in the 1st 3 weeks on the plan been on WW flex plan since Jan 1st this year have been over weight since I was a child. Weighed 224 as a highschool senior. lost down to 150 during college, starving myself and staying out all night. Gained back after married and kids. made up my mind to change in 2008 and have been sticking to this new WW plan well.

I'm 39 years old. I was just married on November 3, 2007 to the woman of my dreams. We are the modern day Brady Bunch, she has 3 kids and I have 3 kids. We have 2 that are at home with us. I enjoy music, old cars and riding my mountain bike. I love Green Day and Penn State football. Guess that about sums it up.

I am a 27 year old married woman with the greatest husband in the world. He has loved me fat for 7 years and I owe him THIN! I have been FAT my entire life, well, from 3rd grade on. I have never known what it is like to be thin. I lost almost 90 pounds but gained it all back within the last 2 years. Sad, I know. I am ready to get fit this time. I don't want to just lose the weight, I want the physical ability that goes with it as well.

I am a 37 year old male. I have 4 daughters. I have been married 16 years.

37 year old male in Oregon. Part time teacher, full time desk jocky. I love to golf, and as of late it has become more and more difficult to do it, do to my weight.

Service Engineer W/ CBRE. will be 39 march 11 marride 13yrs we have 3 kids 2 add home 1 not

I am 30 (wow, that was hard to type...I just turned 30 six days ago!) and a mom to two gorgeous kids. I have a daughter who is 5, and a son who is 1. I have decided that this is the year for changes, and I am determined to make them happen. I love to sing, go to museums and art galleries, get together for coffee, read, hike, and help people.

i'm a 42 year old female, and i just did my 1st workout at the Curves health club up the street today. i've always been heavier than i wanted to be, but it wasn't until about 5 years ago that other people have been able to use the term "fat" to describe me. i'm my heaviest weight ever now at 238 lbs, & today at Curves i was embarassed that my body fat was off the chart. i'm fairly depressed lifewise,not only about my weight, so i know that it's going to be even more difficult to get motivated & get myself out of bed to workout.

Currently 26, The last time I remember being at a healthy weight was in elementary school. Ever since then I've just been growing. I've peaked at 330. The year before last I got down to 290, by exercising daily but I got sick and was out of commission for a couple of weeks. Ever since I've lost the motivation to keep going and know I'm back again at 330. It's hard for me to make bonds with people. I haven't talked to my friends in years, hoping to get the motivation to go at it again.

I'm 16 and over 270lb and i hate it!! my weight gets in the way of my life. i just want to be able to do what kids my age can do. i want to walk around with mt friends and not feel like everyone is staring at me because I'm fat!!!!

I am 64 yr. old. Mother of two, grandmother of five, and great grandmother of eight. I have needed to lose this 100 lb. for several years now, for health reasons and self esteem issues.

I am 35 years old and I am tired of dieting and I want to start living. I want to feel soo good that you cannot keep me off the dance floor or out the gym. I am starting at 367lbs but not for long! I am not waiting for life to happen to me, but I am going to make a LIFE of Happiness! The key I think is get closer to God and he will bring you closer to what it is you truly want!

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

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I am a 33yr old Mom of 3. Recently diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. I have gained weight throught the years part due to steroids for asthma and part due to bad eating habbits. I am ready to make a complete change!!

An australian in the US

I am a 37 year old mother and wife of 3. I'm also a graduate student and working to become a teacher. I have a wonderful husband who loves me just as I am and gives me compliments daily. Even still, I'm uncomfortable with my weight and the issues that come along with it--both mentally and physically.

I'm 31 going on 50 most days ... I'm high stress and have been most of my life. I have several health issues due to my weight and take several medications.

27 years old, depressed, living at home with parents, just getting back to work after year hiatus due to panic disorder and agoraphobia. Decided that after conquering my mental illness I need to work on my physical health

I moved to FL 3 years ago w/2 of my 3 children, (21, 20, 17) My husband sold his business, and moved down last year w/the 4 cats, and dog. Just sold home today back in MA. I work for the school system, and love it. i enjoy reading, walking, and lately laying down. I hate to sweat!

I am 33, turning 34 in June. I am a mom to 2 wonderful little boys, ages 3 & 1. I have struggled with my weight since I was a teen, had it under control in my early and mid 20's, then have steadily gained since marriage and babies. I miss feeling fit & in charge of my eating.

I am a 37 yr old single mother of 2 teenage sons. I have also been a heavy person even as a teenager, but it just seems in the last 10yrs since my divorce that I have just let myself go. I have gained over 85pounds in that time. I am now at 272.

I am a 38 y.o. 5th-grade teacher in the SF Bay Area. I love music--going to concerts, discovering new artists, and just listening; movies; reading; and traveling. I find that traveling is much more difficult now that I am older and significantly heavier. I hope to change that!

I've been FAT since I was 6 yrs old. I developed bad eating habits as a child and they only got worse and worse as an adult. I feel like I'm no longer in control of my life. My weight affects every aspect including raising my 9 yr old daughter, work, and my relationship with my husband.

I am Angela a 23 year old at home mother in Austin Texas. I have practally been heavy all my life. I want to lose 135bs, which of 20lbs I have lost! The smallest I have ever been was 180lbs. I'm just tired of being tired all the time and slow. I have 2 children 2 and 6. I want to be here as long as possible for them! I have been in a wonderful relationship for 4 years. I'm taking vitimins and apple cider viniger. I love the show "Biggest Loser" thats a big inspiration for me. I just need a little push to get me going the right direction. I'm so excited to be here! Thanks to the news.

I'm a 39 yr old self-employed web & graphic designer. I spend way too much time on the pc, both working and goofing off. I've been overweight most of my life but when I saw that my dog was getting fat because my children had moved out and he was no longer getting exercise, I decided to do something. My new mantra, "Close the refrigerator and go walk the dog."

Hi everyone, I am a 36 year-old (37 next month) married female. I have been steadily gaining weight for 15-20 years. I have hormonal issues that I have been ignoring for some time and had not realized that I had started to gain as weight as I have. The gaining weight started to really upset me and I turned to food. I went through a divorce and turned to food. Needless to say, I turned to food too often and now can't seem to stop myself. I have developed an eating disorder and I'm trying to take control back and I thought this would be step in the right direction. I have a long way to go for my ultimate goal and it will take some time, but I have ignored my health for too long and I'm starting to really feel it now.

I am 25yr female, married, no kids with a dog. got out of the army in 2004. love to dance and spend my free time with family and friends.

II live in Oklahoma, I have a dog(she's been my rock) a cocker named Shiloh. I am married to a great guy, we have been married 4 and a half years. He also struggles with his weight to a degree. I have 2 kids from a previous marriage a son who is 25 and a daughter who is 21... We moved to the Country in I have cows for neighbors....I started this in 2008 and I have only recently started getting results with the help of nutrionalist and the gym. I am a diagnosed Manic Depressive and I have Panic Disorder.......However since losing some weight I am down from 9 Prescriptions 2 and soon will be off totally.........I have a tendency to keep quiet even on here because I dont know what to say or write......I am working on this.....

im 26 yrs old...been heavy for most of my life. guess i never really cared till now that my knees started hurting. so at 312 lbs i began to change my eating habits. ive gone done to 265lbs. i plan to keep going till i reach a healthy weight for my 5'9" stature.

i'm 30 years old a mother of 3, a 6yr ols and 18mo twins, i gained 100 lb with the twins, and now am so disgusted and lazy i don't even like to pack em in the stroller and walk, i fear for my health and don't want to teach my kids bad habits

I'm 38 and I'm 5''s always been easy for me to hide the weight. But, I'm the biggest I've ever been in my life. My daughter will be 15 this Sunday and 15 years ago when I had her I weighed 220. Today I weigh 275 and I hate myself!! How did I let this happen to me.

I am 53 years old and live alone I have two grown kids and 5 grandkids

im a young mom with a 5 year old and a ten month old...ive been married for a little over a year i love to read and write. i like to paint for the fun of it. the outdoors is my place a fav and my kids and hausband are my world. i recently just quit an awsome job because i had to choose my kids and my job....i chose my kids.

I am a Christian homeschooling mother of 5(ages 10,8,8,6,and 5) and wife. I have been married for 12 years and am 37 years old. Since having kids I have let my weight get out of control and just cannot afford to pay for the weightloss programs available.

I'm from honduras and i like to eat

I am 47 years old, a mother of three and weight 296 lbs

theres not much to me really. married, kids, college student. tired of being fat. thats me in a nutshell.

I am 35 years old and I need to lose weight to lower my blood pressure and be healthier. I have sciatica and I will be starting some PT for that soon. I hope to be able to get back to the gym ASAP.

I am 30 or a least I will be Sunday. I have been over weight since puberty. I have been successful at loosing weight in the past but it always comes back. I want to change my life this time. I have two adorable little boys. I want to raise them with a healthy relationship with food. I want to raise them to eat healthy and appreicate thier bodies. I can't teach them this if I am not living it. I am a stay at home mom and love that opportunity. I sacrifice a lot to be able to stay home and one of the things that seems to get sacrificed the most is me :) B.C. (before children) I had a photography business and I was also a Social Worker. I love to write and to spend time outdoors. I am an avid learner and love to read.

I'm vegan and trying to reverse years of eating standard American fare. I have become passionate about nutrition and trying to become just as passionate about fitness. I have a long way until I achieve my goals, but I am ready for this journey.

i am a college student and work a night time job as a counselor, and having the weird sleep schedule makes it hard to keep up anything.....but i love my job. i am super social and go out with friends on the weekend.

Single, female in San Diego. I recently turned 40 and am increasingly concerned about how being overweight may affect my health now and in the future. I weigh 240 and want to lose 80-100 lbs. Managing my weight has been a life-long struggle. I went on my first diet at age 10 and have been on and off diets since. I used to lose the weight really quickly and easily, I just couldn't ever maintain the weight loss and would end up gaining it back. In recent years, I haven't been able to even lose any weight or stay on a diet. I just keep gaining. I'm ready to give up dieting and adopt healthy eating habits instead. However, I know there's an emotional component to my overeating that I need to get to the root of and need support for. That's what's brought me to the Beck Diet Solution and PeerTrainer in July 2008.

Hi, I'm Jen [waving]. I'm 35, married & a mom of 3 [2 are still at home]. I've almost always struggled with being overweight. I've lost significant amounts of weight several times in my life, so I know I can do this. At 17, I went from 190 to 125 in 3 months. Then became pregnant, and gained 125 lbs. At 26, I went from 280 to 195. I became pregnant again and gained 55lbs, gained another 40lbs after the baby was born, then got pregnant again. I had gestational diabetes, and only gained 2 lbs this time. I had also become paralyzed temporarily. I was now over 300 lbs. In 2006, I started walking as exercise and lost about 25 lbs. I gained it back plus some, and now, I'm tired of playing around with this. I done having children now, and I'm ready to take this seriously.

i'm 19 years old, i've finally realized that being as heavy as i am isn't how i want to live my life. i'm so young and i have so much to live for, being heavy isn't the way i want to live. i'm not saying i want to be skin and bones, but i'd like to make it down to atleast 170.

I am a single, 33 year-old woman living in downtown Seattle.

Well, i like to read alot. I'm only in the 8th grade and i'm already in adult books. I like to hang out with friends, of course. I like school too.

I am single, 36 with no kiddies. I love to read, cook and surf the net.

I've been married for 14 years and my weight has slowly increased over this time until it is so out of control. In the last 4 years I have had two children and my weight has shot up at an alarming rate. I know what I have to do and have not been able to stick with it. I need motivation and support.

I'm pretty much your average college girl, I love my friends I am very active in my school, and I love music. I've decided that big just isn't for me I am sick of worrying about my health, and if I'll be able to keep up with my friends.

I am an artist,designer and teacher who grew up in Seattle and moved to the country a couple of years ago to fulfill a lifelong dream of having horses. I'd say my inability to stabilize my weight over the years is a big "Achilles Heel" that I want to finally overcome in a healthy manner.

I am a 34 year old stay at home mom with two little boys ages 3 & 5. My 5 year old has a mild form of autism called Asperger's and it is challenging, but he is a great kid. I am a 2002 graduate of the University of Montana, but I have not worked in 6 years! I have struggled with my weight my entire life, and now am back up to being uncomfortably overweight. I struggle with compulsive overeating & bulemia. I lost 50 pounds on South Beach in 2004, but gained it all back after I became pregnant with my second child. After a weeklong vacation at the beach with my super fit extended family, I now have the resolve to lose these pounds! I started at 244, & My husband is also dieting with me and needs to lose about 70 pounds.

I am 28 yrs young and have 3 girls age 7 , 5, 17 months and a step son who is 3, I keep pretty busy with the kids and housework, I am a stay at home mom for the moment I haven't worked in 17 months and am going to get back into the working world soon.

Fabulous 50's...a time to say no and not feel guilty about it. Years of experience in helping others, but can't seem to help myself...

I am 35, work full time, go to school full time for my BS in Accounting, I am a full time mommie too! I have two sweet active boys ages 9 and 6, and have been happily married for ten years this year. I am also a Colorado native and love being outdoors.

I am a 26 year old woman that after several failed relationships and 10 years of losing touch with my first luv reunited with him and now is happy and engaged. I am trying to look good for my wedding day.

I am a 50 year old grandmother of 8 grandkids. I was always one of those small boned eat anything girls. Even after my 2 sons were born I was perfect size 8/9 and about 132 lbs without a single stretch mark. For over 12 years I gained weight ( at one point I was even addicted to diet pills but was still to tired to function and kept gaining weight) In 1992 I was diagnosed with a pitutary tumor, which causes Cushings. At this point I weighed 278 lbs. After about 1 year I had lost over 80 lbs and was almost back into a size 14. I was able to mountaain bike and we loved hikeing. I could waitress 60 hour a week in a busy resturant no problems. In 2005 I was doing double shifts and going to the gym afterwards. Somewhere around this time the Cushings came back in under a year I could hardly manage a short shift and that was with the help of my co-workers (they were really great about helping me) When I started getting dizzy in the shower and my leg strength zapped out I knew what was up. Well I have had another surgery and radiation to kill the tumor. Now all I can do is wait (Cushing tumor are not cancerous). I'm not able to continue my job, I've tried 3 times and just set myself back further each time, besides it's not fair to expect my co-workers to continue to pick up my slack. I am hopeing that I am able to get this under raps but if not I do know it could be a lot worst than Cushings, and count my blessings for that.

i have s-t-r-u-g-g-l-e-d with my weight since the 3rd grade.

I am 28, a college doctorate student. I lost 100 pounds five years ago but was in an abusive marriage and I gained it all back. I am now FREE (DIVORCED) and pursuing my doctorate degree. I really want to be healthy as I am in the business of helping people. I have learned I need to help myself first.

I am first of all a wife of 11 yrs & mother of a 3yr old. I have worked at an electric company as an office mgr for the past 10yrs. When my husband and I was married 11 yrs ago I weighed 118lb. Over the 11 yrs, I ballooned up to 255lbs. I decided wanted my life back. In October 2007, I started walking with a friend & started a week long fast. From October to Feb 2008, I lost 13lbs by walking, but not really dieting. I was disappointed everytime I stepped on the scale, so I decided not to be so concerned with the number & just get serious & combine exercise with low calories. So far, I have not weighted, but have went from a size 24W in Feb 2008 to a lose fitting 16W at the end of Sept 2008. I am starting to lose motivation though. It seems harder & harder to get up & get moving. I need help.

41 year old, married female / Lost home and business to fire, back in February / Relocating to upstate NY soon

Im a 50 yr old single mom with two chilldren and one grandchild. I have been overweight since 8th grade. I have never been successful at losing weight ever! I may have lost a few pounds but that is all. I only am able to stay with a program for a week or two and then I loose control.

im a stressed 20 year old mother of three i feel like im a walking fat blob i hate it i dont want to be skinny i dont want to be perfect i want to be healthy and beable to look in the miror and see my self

I am a 23 year old newlywed who recently graduated with my Masters degree in education. I am a substitute teacher who enjoys cooking, watching movies, hanging out with her pooch, geocaching and traveling.

I'm the usual sob story-overweight all of my life. I currently top out at 345lbs. This is the largest I've ever been and just recently developed the "obese" medical issues. My husband and I want to have more children but can't due to my weight. So, I've decided that more children can wait, my health can't.

I am 27 years old and I work in the correctional/medical field. I am going to school for Medical Transcription. I am married and have a beautiful 5 year old daughter, who just happens to be a silver schnauzer named Lola!

I am a 40 year old wife of 22 years. My kids are are great Megan 4 and Nick 10

I'm Stephanie, I haven't always looked this way but, I thought I did. So now that I do look like I thought I did, its time to change.

I am 42 years old and single, never been married. I am a supervisor in a casino. I work midnights. I Have been overweight my whole life, but since I turned 40 I have been having problems losing any weight. I also have developed high blood pressure, and I have sleep apnea, so I am always tired, and have been having a hard time getting motivated to exercise. I have over 200 lbs. to lose, but I know from past experience that if I can lose even a little weight I will start to feel better and have more energy.

I am 58 years old and I've been a yo-yo dieter for the past 15 years. A sedentary lifestyle that includes a computer driven job have allowed my weight to balloon up to 289 lbs. I'm ready to make life style changes that will start the scale going in the opposite direction. It took a long time to get to this weight and I know this will be a difficult challenge and a long journey and I need support to make this happen. I have tried several other on-line support groups that weren't consistent and I need consistency and communication with like-minded folks.

I'm 19 years old college studen. I want to lose weight so that I can stop feeling so self concious and to be more confident.

I'm a 25 year old single mom of 3, a 6-year old girl, a 14 months old twin, girl and boy. I'm a Marketing student @ University of NA. Just about to start a new job.

I'm a 30 year-old mom to a 4 year-old boy that I cannot hope to keep up with (though I would like to be able to try). I teach preschool and do roller derby.

I am a 23 year old college graduate from Upstate NY. I used this site to lose about 20 lbs a couple years ago and I've gained all that weight back since. Starting on Jan 1, 2009 my boyfriend and I are going to have a weight lose competition. This spring he lost a bunch of weight and gain all of it plus some back, so we want to keep each other focused.

My name is Jay and I am 25 years old. I am currently engaged and working full time with the NYC Department of Sanitation. At just under 6'0", I weigh in at 310 pounds, though my build makes it somewhat decieving (Most people assume 240 to 250 which would be great if it were true).

I am married to a wonderful man and I have three beautiful babies. I just had my third on October 3, 2008. I had got to my goal weight before I got pregnant with this one, only to gain it all back plus 10 pounds!!! I want to feel good in my own skin again. I want to look cute in low cut jeans and not feel stupid when I wear them.


Hello my name i Jenny I am 5'10" I weigh 242lbs. I am a tall heavy girl with a pretty face, and a super low self esteem. I lost weight years ago and looked "hot" but since i have had my kids (skye 4) and (peyton 3) I gained alot of weight and dont even know where to start on losing weight. I am just exhausted at the long road to weight loss I am about to travel. I would love suggestions and some friends to lean on, so feel free to ask me anything.

I am a 42 year young single mom of a fabulous 7 y/o dd. I telecommute, which is great, but miss the social and girlfriend support that I get in the office. I spend far too much time on everything except me. I have been overweight my whole life and until the past couple of years have been comfortable with my size. It is just who I was. I see my daughter adapting my habits and following in my footsteps. I really want her to show her to do things differently.

I am 20, and a college student. (I turn 21 on Valentines Day! (-:) Things have always come easy to me in life. I can understand how things are done, and just do it. This weight loss thing has me stumped, and I am frustrated as hell. My household is trying to be supportive, buying fat free milk, whole grain products. But I think they are sick of me talking about it. I am ready to be healthy so I can do things I like. I would love to go to a club and DANCE all night long without getting winded, or having excruciating leg pain the next day. I want to go hiking and I want to be able to surf, but I have never been able to get up on the board. I want to be able to live.

i am a caring 40 yr old female, i have tried to loss weight but i love for food over power it alot, i love to eat out alot, need to learn to cook so cheap good food at home, if u know of some please let me know

i have 3 children and seperated from my husband almost a yaer ago. getting in to the dating scene was pretty frustrating because i wasn't aware of how big i'd gotten during my marriage. i am really looking forward to meeting the new me.

I am 28 years old. I need to lose at least 100 lbs. I suffer from anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and hormone inbalances. These are the main things that are holding me down. It would be much easier if it was just an eating diorder, but it's not. It's mental/hormonal problems that are causing the weight gain. If you don't have anxiety/panic disorder then you cannot really understand how it rules my life. One must first experience it before one can even begin to understand the strength it has to overpower everything you do, every thought you think, EVERYTHING. I don't know where I'd be today if it wasn't for my son (which I love with all my heart), my Mama (the only person I have) and God. I've been through a lot in my life, we all have... it's just finding someone to talk to and be open about their feelings as well. I used to try to hide my "mental problems" because I felt like I was crazy and I was afraid to tell anyone else. Now I KNOW I'm crazy (LOL) but it's okay because so is 9 out of 10 people around me. Little secret, it's only 9 because the 10th one hasn't learned the freedom of truth, yet. I hope that on this site, I will meet new friends. People like me, people that need help with other issues that affect their weight loss, people who understand that "just do it" isn't an option. I look forward to meeting you. PS Don't be ashamed to stand up and say "You know what, I'm fat, I am going to lose 100 lbs, and I'm going to learn to LIVE while I'm doing it" I used to think that if I tried to pretend that I was not huge, then people wouldn't notice hahahahahahaha the only person I was fooling was ME!. By ignoring the fact, it made others think that I was comfortable like this, maybe even like it. Then one day I smelled the coffee and said to myself, "Honey, if you think people don't know you're fat, you need more help than I thought!" When you can say this to yourself, it's no longer a secret.... it's now a strength! So use it to lose it!! I was only denying it to myself, now I just need help in getting past the anxiety so I CAN get up and do something without being afraid to raise my heartrate.

I am 54 years old,5'6" and weigh over 300 lbs. I hold a fulltime job and been divorced 8 years. I think some of my eating patterns are from depression about being overweight keeping me unhappy in my daily life from my job to my unorganized house to my lovelife. My legs and feet constantly ache due to my weight.And walking my dog is something i just cant do anymore till some of this weight comes off

I'm 49 but I tell everyone I am 33. :) I was a thin size 8 until I got pregnant with my youngest boy--I gained 100 lbs. with him. I can't seem to stick on a diet anymore. They last about 2 hours no matter how good my intentions are. I have three boys. I am now doing Mother's Day Out at my church 2 days a week.

I am 53,a wife,mother and grandma to 6

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I'm a work at home mom to two beautiful kids. I'm an emotional eater and working diligently to overcome that.

I am 24 years old. I live in Phoenix, AZ. I am a grad student obtaining my doctorate in clinical psychology. My weight loss is the last thing that I see holding me back, and my last challenge to overcome.

My name is Haley and I am 20 years old. I am in college pursuing a degree in elementary education.

Married, mother of two, who has dropped 50 lbs in the past year. YAAA!

I live in Eugene Oregon. I'm 45 SWF. I work on a University campus. I have been overweight all my life. I have Fibromyalgia and this has added to my weight gain in the past - but no more. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired and so begins the journey.

My name is Kayla. I am 20 years old and need to get in shape. Ive struggled with obesity all my life. I have always been heavy, but its time to change that.

I am 37 years old and have been overweight almost all of my life. I am tired of the excuses and emotional eating, it makes me feel helpless! I just had a run in with ovarian cancer and with a twist of fate it was found at an extremely early stage with no after effects after the tumor, ovary an tube were removed. It made me think of how I live my life and my health. I have lots of friends that love me but are not overweight and just don't understand. I hope this site helps!!

I am 23 years old and am at my heaviest (220 lbs at 5'5). I just graduated from college and am ready to kick in into gear and lose weight so I can feel as strong physically as I do mentally, spiritually, etc. My lightest adult weight was 165 lbs, so I have always been on the heavier side, I am ready to put an end to that!!

I'm 21 and need to lose over 100 pounds. I will give myself 2 years do accomplish this. I'd like to lose slowly so I'm not overwhelmed, and so I will be more likely to keep it off once I do! I have to try again, because I think my weight has climbed to approx. 230 pounds!

I am a medical student trying to lose well over a hundred pounds. I want to lose the weight so I can be able to look my patients in the eye and explain to them the importance of mantaining a healthy weight as well as tell them it is possible. I also hope losing weight will improve my physical and mental health and hopefully give me the confidence to start going out socially and who knows, even start dating.

33 year old, single, professional. Just moved to the D.C. area one year ago. I have been blessed to be in good health, but with a family history of various maladies I cannot continue to risk my health and just pray that I don't get sick. Time to make a change!

i am in the uk and have a lot to lose and am also diabetic

Hi my name is Brandi and I live in a tiny town in Northern BC Canada. I have been here for five years but am planning to move to a bigger city within the year. I have 3 adorable kitty's. Before I moved here I was very active so my weight was healthy but since I moved I have lost my motivation to get out and be active. In the last 5 years I have gained over 70 pounds which puts me at just over 200 pounds…and I’m only 5’ tall!!! I don’t like what I see in the mirror anymore. I used to walk everywhere and loved activities that got my heart rate up. I used to live in Hamilton Ontario Canada and at the very end of a street named Wentworth were these stairs named the Wentworth Stairs. It was over 500 stars straight up a huge steep hill with a break in the middle where a highway goes through. I used those stairs all the time at one point right before I moved away going up 10 000 stairs and going down 10 000 stairs in a matter of a few hours almost every day…I loved it because I met so many others that did the same thing. But when I moved out of the province I found I wasn’t into doing as much as when I had access to the stairs. I managed to maintain my weight give or take for a good 8 years or so then I started to be at home more and once I was at home more I starting eating more. Not just a little bit here and there but huge quantities. I loooove food and I looove to cook but instead of cooking just for one I would cook for 4 or 5 and eat everything in two or three days. I have been binging on food for the last 5 years + and its starting to take its toll. Especially since I now work from home and only get out of the house maybe 4 or 5 times a month!!! Two years ago I got a second job cleaning hotel rooms …not for the money…mainly I wanted to get out of my place and be a bit more active. I was able to do that for 4 months and ended up losing almost 30 pounds. Unfortunately the commute was to long…2 hours of travel time daily…and I found that by the time I got home after being gone for ten hours I dreaded having to start another 8 hour + shift with my main night job. Needless to say I gained all the weight I had lost and then some. Last year I bought a second hand manual treadmill. I did try and I liked it but I found that because I am by myself I wouldn’t go more than 5 minutes without stopping…eventually never to get back on. Then the belt on it started to jam and died on me. It was then that I knew that I couldn’t do this alone…it was time I looked for help. The last 6 or 7 months I have been trying to find someone within my area to either go on walk/runs …but so far I have only found one person who said she wanted to exercise with me…she said she would call me the next day and still haven’t heard from her and its been over a month. I also got in touch with a certified personal trainer and offered to pay her so much a month to work out with me 3 – 4 days a week…she said she would call me and has been over a month for her as well. Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me I will push myself to get done what I set out to accomplish!!! Yes there are gyms and running clubs and sports stuff going on here but I don’t like being around crowds of people…it freaks me out so just one or two people being around me for accountability purposes is perfect. I have lost a ton of weight before and I am more than ready to do it again…I am actually purchasing an elliptical machine on or around September 26th 2012. Since I can find nobody here in my location to go out walk/running with me I am going to try and do the next best thing. I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! To start I am thinking ½ hour workouts to start but eventually within 3 – 4 weeks I would like to be able to do 45 Minute – 1 hour sessions!!! I work nights so my ideal times would be 6 00 am est - 8 00 est – but am flexible and willing to do different times if needed. I want only those who are reliable and won’t come up with a thousand excuses as to why they don’t want to do it. I’m hoping I can find a few people at least who think this is a good idea and are willing to exercise with me via Skype. Even if you’re only available 1 day a week or 7 days a week I will be happy! I’m not looking to go public or be on a tv show and I am also not into getting screamed and yelled at for motivation purposes. If you are reading this and are interested please send me a message and I will be in touch!!! I’m not a drama queen and I am easy going. If you are interested your more than welcome to email me at or leave me a message through here and tell me a bit about yourself and email. Cheers Brandi

I am 5'9 Married with 4 kids and 2 grandson.

I just turned 30.. Eeek and I am the heaviest I have ever been! I have been heavy since college but had maintained the same weight for 10 years(no easy feat considering I have had PCOS since I was 12), I have put on 60 lbs over the last year without even realizing it was happening. I am angry at myself for letting this happen and this is the year that I find my happy self again!!

I am 27, newly single, and completely ready to make the necessary changes in my life to achieve my goal for life-long health. I was diagnosed with PCOS 4 years ago and I really want to have children someday. My doctor has told me that the only way to decrease the symptoms of PCOS is by losing a substantial amount of weight.

I'm a 29 year old insurance broker from the Bay Area, California.

I am a fitness enthusiast and have lost a bit of my motivation. I love life, meeting new people, traveling, learning a new language, and more!

I'm 23 and have always struggled with my weight but within the last year I have adopted my fiance's eating habits and now my weight is out of control. I'm a diabetic so iIknow my weight is in the danger zone.

im 42 over weight have anxiey disorder since gaining all the weight, have a stressfull job working with mentally disabled.

I have a job where I sit on my butt all day. I'm stuck in front of a computer all day. As a hobby I write short stories (MORE sitting down).

Other than my weight issue, I love music & film. I want to be a glamorous hollywood actress. So i gotta be fit!

I am a 40 yo female from rural Mississippi. (the least healthy state in the US) I am happily married and have one child, 8 horses and multiple dogs. Both my husband and I are in health care and work really odd shifts.

I am 22 years old, I have struggled with my weight FOREVER, though recently it's just gotten out of control so I've decided I really need to do something about it. I'm getting married and I really would like to look nice at my wedding.

Hi there, I am a 36 year old woman that needs sme support on a weight loss journey. I have over 100 pounds to loose and the task seems so daunting....not sure where to start.

I am 29 years old and my husband and I have eight children ranging from 13 to 5. Needless to say my house is a zoo. I have been married to my husband for two years, I had three children and he has five. My husband and I want a child of our own but I just don't feel up to it, I feel so heavy that even if we did have a baby now I wouldn't be able to keep up.

I'm 45 years old, have a husband and 3 very busy children, work full-time, and am having trouble getting motivated to start living healthier.

I work full time, have 3 kids and a husband. :) Life is pretty busy! I just started a running program about a month ago, and looking forward to being able to complete 5 kms.

I am 30, have a 6 yr old daughter and have been married for 8 yrs. I quit smoking 7 mths ago to better my health, now i need to lose weight to further better my health.

I am 19 (june 20th) and a full time student. I have been heavy all of my life and I know that i need to lose this weight now or never

My name is Chrissy and I'm 21 years old. I never really had a wonderful childhood because I have battled my weight constantly. I weighted 250 at my hightest and I am currently down to 233 pounds I am only 5 3' so I have alot of weight I need to lose. I met my wonderful husband when I was only 17 and fell deeply in love with him he is like my best friend and my support system at home. I was a hairstylist but here recently I'm hoping to make a switch to the medical field.

I am 55 years old with two grown daughters - one married and one attending college. My husband and I live in Houston along with one cat, Winnie and one English Bulldog, Stella. We are both consultants - me in early childhood education, Head Start specific and he in energy, utility specific. We are hoping to fully retire in 5-7 years and begin our new adventures.

i am 26 and i just lost my job. i am married to a wonderful and supportive husband. i love to eat but i don't make the right food choices. food is my security blanket. I have a lot to lose. I haven't been on a scale in a while but last time I checked I need to lose 150.

I am a 55 year old wife and mother of two adult children. I have been struggling with my weight since childhood. Although I'm successful in other areas of my life, weight control has eluded me.

I am a stay at home house wife. I like to paint different things from walls to crafts. I help take care of my disable aunt.

I am Melinda born in Michigan. I have been struggling with my weight since i was 17... I am bipolar and have pcos. I am a stress eater and I just wanna feel beauitful!

I am Married Have 3 Kids- 17 17, 18 Computer Help Desk Analyst I am Diabetic

I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom of two boys. We are a self employed family, which give us tons of flexibility but not much structure. My oldest boys has a lot of health concerns including type 1 diabetes, which require a lot of my attention. I was always a rather thin child. It wasn't until college that I started to gain weight but really put it on with my first son and have never lost any since. I know weigh about 310 pounds, which is more than when I was pregnant with either of my boys. In highschool I was a very active athlete. At 16 I injured my knee and that has slowed me down since. I know my weight is making it much worse. Plus, my mom died of breast cancer and I know my weight increases my chance of suffering the same fate. I can't do that to my kids. I am now happily married for 13 years. I say now because I didn't always want to be in this marriage. But with a lot of work and luck, we have survived and are now thriving. I don't want to say I am an emotional eater, as I don't think I really am. I do have a lot on my plate and I think I make poor choices and my laziness about food prep is partially to blame. I also find that when I am dieting, I am thinking about food too much which makes me hungrier than usuall.

I just turned 20 in the beginning of July and am looking to lose quite a bit of weight before my next birthday. I was always a little heavier than my friends and then when I was 17 my depression reared its ugly head and I turned to food as a crutch, and we all know where that can lead. I have since been able to overcome my depression, but unfortunately my weight from it is still around.

I've lost weight more than once and was unable to maintain it. I need to learn how to make this a lifestyle and not look at it in terms of it being a diet. That's really hard for me. I have decided to take it one day at a time and I hope this sight will be helpful as I learn to eat healthier, lose weight and keep it off for good.

I'm 18 and from the UK. I start college again next month and I am terrified! I'd love to be able to continue to lose over the next 2 years of college, so I'm fit, healthy and confident enough to start university as a student nurse :) I'm a vegetarian, and a horribly fussy eater. I'd like to be able to maybe get some new ideas to try!

23 year-old from right outside of Philadelphia. I love to sing and perform (mostly musical theater) but it's really hard to get parts when you're so big! So! I want to lose weight so I can be healthy and successful!

Hi, I'm MILLIE. I'm a 46 y/o who has been overweight most of her life. Despite being overweight, I was active and confident, until I fell down a flight of stairs 4 yrs ago. Had to endure painful physical therapy in order the walk but the lack of mobilty led to over 100lb weight gain on an already large body. SInce October I have lost 80 lbs but have gained 10lb in the last month. Dont want to contnue in this direction, so hopefully I can do damage control.

I have lived in Denver most of my life, it is so beautiful I want to truly be able to enjoy it.

I just made 26 and it's time to get my life in order starting with my weight.

I am a 33 year old mom of a 5 year old. I would like to have more children and I am constantly thinking about having more kids. For the last two years I have been obese and sick as a result with anovulatory cycles, irregular cycles, and heavy bleeding. I hope to get out of the obese range and start feeling healthy again. Ideally I would like to lose 100 pounds but for starters I will be happy if I lose 40 pounds! I know my body will feel better and my cycles might improve with a 30 lbs wieght loss.

Christian mom of six.

I'm 27 years old. Newlywed, but looking at wedding pictures that honestly only depressed me. They are just more pictures and more events to shove it in my face that I need to change this. I want to be able to shop more, and have a better selection. I'm just sick of feeling frumpy.

i am 21 yrs old female living in hawaii. i come from a loving opinionated family. i am the middle child and if that wasnt bad enough i am also the biggest looking forward to making a change and sticking with it. ill need help along the way and hope ill find some here .

I'm 45, married, 1 son - 19

I'm 41 and graduated from grad school in june 2010 for guidance and counseling.

I'm a 28 yr old who is ready to start living instead of letting life pass me by because of my battle with the scale.

I started working to lose weight because if a health scare but now I just want to do it to be healthier, sexier & better looking. And not spend a fortune trying to buy clothes.

I am over 100 lbs overweight, and am seriously considering gastric band surgery.

I'm 27, mother of a wonderful 5 year old girl, and have been with my husband for almost 9 years.

I am a 27 year old who travel with my dog full time for work. Because of my work schedule and the fact that I live in a hotel room 99% of the time fast food is usually every meal. I come from a family of five children. I'm the middle child and the only one who isn't married with kids. I feel that my weight is large factor in me not having a family. In the past two years I lost my previous dog, my boyfriend of three years, and then my father. I have been depressed and put on even more weight. I have tried everything. I hope beyond hope that this site can help me.

I was the luckiest guy in the world, I had a great high school career with a fabulous girl and had plans for marriage in my sophmore year of college when I noticed that i started gaining too much weight. I thought nothing off it until my girlfriend mentioned it. She told me that "if you cant love yourself, you cant love me." which absolutely broke my heart and I gave up on myself. Now ( in my sophmore year of college) I am here to kick some butt and get back into great shape. Forget her though, I want to look good for a better girl.

i turned 30 this year and have realized that everything that i do not like about myself can be changed. over a month ago i stopped my pack a day cigarette habit by basicly just walking away. since then i have started a workout routine with 2 of my friends that we do 6 days a week. i know that i have the determination and will power to do and conquer anything but obviously its my follow-thru that plagues me.

My name is Lacy. I have two kids. My daughter is 4 and my son will be turning three soon. I have had a weight problem all of my life. I need to do something about it so I can be around for my children. I have lost weight in the past but just gain it back because I do not have the support I need.

I am 30 and have 3 kids. My daughter is 12 and my boys are 6&19 months! I stay at home. T which makes losing weight so much harder. I never thought that when I turned thirty I would be this big. It's not only me but my daughter is overweight. I would live for her to be a healthy size before she turns13! We are both going to do this together.. She Is my best friend and we both deserve to be happy about our bodies once and forever!!

I am a 39 yr old, married, stay at home mom of 3. I have been working out since Sept. 2009 at a starting weight of 256lbs. So far my I'm seeing the pay off. I am down to 238 as of November 7th, 2009.

I am 49 year old mother, grandmother and work as a social worker. I have more than 100 pounds to lose. I have struggled with my weight all my life buit the last 15 years it has really been out of control. I recognize that I eat out of control when I am stressed out and stress seems to be a normal part of my life right now (just took on new job and feeling overwhelmed daily).

I'm currently a college student in Southern California. I've been overweight all my life-- I would be fed fast food/ junk food and given the video game controller all throughout my youth. This left me inactive and naive about proper eating. This needs to change.

I'm a college senior studying film and television writing. I've been tremendously overweight for most of my life, but it hasn't really been until the last few years that I've really wanted to do something about it. I'm in the process of adapting a raw vegan lifestyle and am currently on a water fast.

I'm a 38 yo mom of a great little girl, I have been on this up and down journey most my life. It really got out of control when I had my daughter and then had neck surgery- things just got out of control. I hated myself and my body. I struggle with weight being "who I am." I felt that everything was helpless and I have to make a change.

A chirpy girl struggling to get a lot of weight off

I am single and 40 plus. I am an occupational therapist. I work in healthcare, and yet I am too heavy to be healthy. I'm not setting a good example.

I am a smart intelligent person who struggles with her weight. I was always active and competitive but have just let myself slip after having kids...feeling kinda ashamed and overwhelmed at this time...

I'm 22 and want to lose weight to be healthy and happy!!

I've lost 150 pounds so far and have 70 left to go! I am not quick loser and its sometimes frustrating. I keep trying though!

i am 39 years old and have gained weight over the last 15 years. I have a sedintary lifestyle because I work behind a desk. I find myself unable to stay motivated for too long. I used to be very active in highschool and quite athletic. Now I struggle. I believe though the time is right to make a change in my life which includes changes with my family, diet, and activities.

I'm retired, very overweight which induces pain and limits my activity. I need a life change for a better chance to live a long life.

I'm 29 married mother of 3. I have had a hard childhood, and found comfort in food. I'm now 100 pounds overweight, and ready to deal with my emotions, and make the changes to have a healthier and longer life.

I am 25 years old. 240ish pounds. 5 ft 7in. I work for a Bank in the Operations Department so my day involves sitting behind a desk for 9 hours a day 5 days a week.I have been married 3 years this year to a husband who is 12 years older.I am very happy with my life and my job. I want to look on the outside like i feel on the inside.I have told myself i am happy the way i am but the truth is i am not. Everyone wants to feel Sexy and that i do not. My little sister recently got married and standing next to them in her wedding photos i felt like the odd one out. I have 2 beautiful ,Thin ,Younger sisters.Who support me with my choices and for a change i dont want to be the "Fat" sister.

I have lost over 100 pounds before, but have gained half of it back. Am determined to lose it again, and keep it off. I love fruit and veggies and have a HUGE garden every year, but sometimes the convenience of junk food surpasses my common sense, and I end up overindulging. I want NO more junk food in my house!

I've been overweight all my life. I'm married and I have a son about to graduate highschool. I work full time and have a stressful job.

I'm married and I have a son who is about to graduate high school. I work full time.

47 years old need to lose 120 pounds

I'm 40 something, two young kids, have tried lots of "fad" diets and if it has a name, I've probably tried it. I'm not a fan of exercise unfortunately, but I'm liking my Wii Fit Plus so far. Have a lot of weight to lose, and I'm hoping to become healthier.

I'm a newlywed who has always struggled with my weight. I want to be healthier.. and to do it for me! :) I am 31 year old country chick who loves to cook and try new recipes.

I am 39 years old and have been happily married for almost 9 years. I am the mother of 3 boys. My oldest is 7 years old and I have twins that are 3 years old. I am currently a stay at home mom, but have a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I plan on teaching again when the twins start Kindergarten.

I work a lot but am weighing in at the most I have ever weighed and am getting depressed about the weight and how I feel about myself.

I'm sixteen years old. I'm just shy of 200 pounds and would obviously like to change that. I lack motivation, and I have depression. I'm hoping to lose a total of 80 pounds. Wish me luck. :]

Hello everyone, My name is Victoria and I am here to reach my goal of 120, or whatever weight I land on where I feel comfortable. I live in Queens, work in Manhattan full time. I have been having weight issues since 12yrs old. I finally want to get in shape and stay that way for good.

Hey everybody! I have been trying to lose weight for awhile. I'm 31 (I made this last year and now have to change my age *SMH*) years old and I have been overweight all my life. I have finally figured out that it's because of all my childhood issues. I think that I've worked those issues out, but I think that they reoccur due to this weight...abandonment, thinking that I'm not good enough...those sorts of things. I want those thoughts to be in the past and they won't go away by keeping this weight. I'm ready to move on with my life, but I just lack the motivation that it takes. How ironic, right? I'm a people person, so I believe that if I had a buddy or buddies in this thing that I would succeed. Hopefully you guys can help me out with that and in turn I will do the same!

I am a 25 year old working mother. I have a 2 year old little girl, a loving husband and a dog! I work full time and have a hard time balancing all the things in my life that I want to! I've always been on the heavier side and I've mostly just sugar coated it and turned the other cheek to my health. Now that I am a mother I realize that this attitude has to stop!

My head is more stuck in a reality land, than in real life. I eat for emotional support, and even eat when I'm not hungry...this lifestyle I've going to kill me before I'm even 18! I have 5 months, to drop the weight below 200 pounds, I can do it, I just need support.

*30 years old *Happily married to a very supportive husband! *Two children *Work full time from home *Hate to grocery shop & excersize (hey, its about honesty, right?!)

Struggling with weight loss like the rest of America..

26 years old... totally awesome and fun, loves reading and yoville, big harry potter and twilight fan, going to get married December of 2011 and want to look great when I do!

I am 29, married to a great guy and have 2 beautiful girls. I used to go out and do fun things with friends and family, but I rarely get out now. I was never very active, but I would like to be. Before I gained so much weight we used to go white water rafting. Now because I weigh so much, I cant. I would like to go white water rafting again!

I am 31, happily married with dog. I work in an office part time and operate a specialty food company with my big sis the rest of the week. I have a degree in theater (which I don't use) and love nature and cooking. I hope to one day go back to school and start a new career that I'll love for long time. I have been overweight my whole life (born big!), yet have been a happy and confident person throughout my struggle. I feel motivated for the first time in my life and can't wait to be the new healthier me!

I like to have fun and I would like to be more active, but being over-weight has me limited. I would like to get back into hiking, but I need some help getting motivated.

I am a 31 year old happily married wife and mom to 3 little boys ages 7, 4, and 2.

I have four children.

I am a 41 year old mother of 2 that is in desperate need of help and support in Chalmette. I need to lose 100 plus pounds. I have lost and gained hundreds of pounds over the years and need to get back down and KEEP it off. Looking to change my life style and start exercising.

Im just 19. Ive been over weight all of my life unfortunetly but I am now trying to change that. :)

I am 23, married, work full time and have a two year old.

I want to achieve my dream to be in the navy nursing corps

I am silly. I wish I was smarter or had something wittier to say but I'm just really quite silly. I am married to a wonderful fella, mother to two almost-as-silly-as-me kids, and work as an intern in Children's Ministry at our church. My heart is for our Lord but my butt tends to stay on the couch.

Hi Everyone - this is my first posting and I would like to have contact, suggestions and discussions with other group members. I am a very happily married woman, 64 years old. My husband and I are very much in love, but he is concerned about me (he also needs to lose some weight - but not nearly as much as me). I recently retired from my position as a HR Director. My children are grown and have families and we are all very close. I have been really heavy for a number of years, yet, unless I see pictures of myself, I think I look okay. My husband says I have a good self-image. I have had 2 knee replacements, 1 hip replacement and a shoulder replacement. I am at the point where I need to have the other shoulder and hip replaced - but I don't want to do it yet. I'm hoping that losing some weight will help delay the hip surgery.

I want motivation to achieve my goals, and I want to help motivate others to do the same. My name is Desiree, I'm 20 years old and I work in a bakery as a cake decorator. (More on this later..) I've tried Jillian Micheal's website, but did not find it worth the money, for I am cheap. Furthermore, her advice was to STOP driving by that donut shop on the way to work everyday. EXCUSE ME JILLIAN, but I work at a donut shop! Anyway, joke's aside, I have been overweight nearly all my life. It all started in elementary school. I was the chubby cheerleader. Oh, yes....V_V; Even my second grade teacher expressed her concern to my parents, who of course didn't do anything to change our lifestyle. Then, I was glad, now, however, I am a little annoyed by this.... I skyrocketed to 315 lbs recently when I went from walking to school, to driving, and from eating the somewhat healthyish (ier?) school lunches, to eating at the Wendy's across from my community college every other day! I was shocked. I never thought I was over 300 lbs, and I had always stupidly thought "Well, at least I'm not 300 pounds!" Except.. I WAS! That was earlier this year, and my decision was drastic. I began eating a 500 calorie a day diet. I lost 10lbs so fast my head spun, but this method was unrealistic and just NOT working. So I threw away the damn book that told me to do it, and did my own thing. I bumped my count up to 1200 calories a day, and started exercising. I lost 45lbs! However, I fell off the wagon when some "srs life issues" happened and a lot of stress combined with a tight budget lead me straight into Ronald McDonald's arms for comfort. That lasted an entire month, in which I gained 7lbs back. Now I am motivated and ready to start again, and I MUST achieve my goals!

Christian Mom of 5. Hospice nurse, word game lover and homeschool Mom

I am an actress and wife and mom. I love books and the theatre.

I am 41yrs old, married, mother of one grown daughter that everyone tells looks like a model. I have an assortment of dog children. From English Mastiff to Minature Daschund.

I am 23 and weigh over 300lbs. I am joining this site for a little extra support and motivation to reach my goal. I am an English student and unemployed. I like to read and watch TV and movies.

I am 34 years old and extemely unhappy with what I allowed to happen to myself. I have always been overweight. Basically since about second or thrid grade but have always been aware of it. But, what I allowed to happen since my senior year of high school is a disgrace. I "joke" that high school was 100 lbs ago, but it is not funny. I was the 10 year old trying to figure out how to be skinny like my friends. Trying to eat only yogurt, stealing my mother's diet pills and diet gum, and hating myself when I failed. My self-esteem has always been in the toilet and I have to do this to save my life (in more ways than one).

41 years old, mother of a 6-yr-old son, work full-time and travel some on business

I'm 18 had problems with my weight since i was 10 years old. My weight keeps me from being the person i would love to be.

I'm a 42, full time quality assurance auditor who works from home. I love to travel, shop, read & hang out with family & friends. However, I have gained so much weight & at times I feel so uncomfortable! I could not believe I needed an extension on the airplane- I was floored!!

36 yr old, borderline diabetic, and suffering from PCOS

I am 54, married, work full time, love to sew, and love cats.

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