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Team Name: Stop Making Excuses!
Members: 140
Location: 38655


Profile: Stop making excuses and lose the weight for good!

Last posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 1:53 PM

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My trainer is awesome but I love my starbucks muffins. Help!

I am a mother of two, a three year old and a seven month old. I teach Special Education. I have a wonderful family and a husband who is completely supportive, and thinks I look great the way I am. I want to lose this way so I feel healther and look better.

My name is June and I was invited to join by my daughter Liz, who is Liz38655. After reading everyone's comments for several days I have decided to go public. I have been writing everything down that I eat for more than two years now even when I overeat!!!! My hardest time to control myself is at night because I don't get home from work until 7:00 p.m. and by the time I get everything ready for the next day of work I end up eating around 9:00 p.m. If I eat when I get home I overeat and sometimes I still overeat when I eat at 9:00 p.m. Every single day I start over no matter what I did the day before. I have been the same weight, give or take 2 or 3 pounds since October of 2005.

I'm 25 yrs old and a high school teacher in North Carolina.

I'm a 31 year old mother of two, a nine and seven year old. I want to look this nagging 25-30 pound that I've just been complaining about for years now. I can't call it baby weight and I've run out of excuses. I've been married for almost 11 years and I feel like I've lost myself in being so used to taking care of everyone else. I work fulltime and alot nights I don't get home until around 7:30 or later because of basketball practice or cheerleading practice or whatever the kids have going on. I want to feel healthier and look better. I NEED to loose this weight since high blood pressure and diabetes runs in my family. I hope we can all help each other.

Hello i am 18 years old and i can not lose weight for anything...i need help!! i always make up excuses and the weight never goes away!....someone please HELP!!!!

I have struggled with weight loss my whole life and at 29, I am the heaviest I have ever been. Over the last two years I have gained about 40 pounds due to some major life changes and it is ridiculous for me to keep eating as a way to fix things. I want to get myself used to a healthier lifestyle and really, truly like myself

I am a 26year old female living in Philadelphia looking to lose about 30 pounds. I have gained that much weight over the years since college and I am looking to lose, tone and be the best Kia, I can be. I am not on a diet, I am just trying to make better food decisions and I am not going to beat myself up if I slip up or make an unhealthy food decision once awhile, as long as it doesn't happen everyday. I also work out 5-6 days a week.

Here's my story... I'm 35 yrs old. I have a 9 yr old daughter (still have 15 lbs of baby weight from that pregnancy) and a 5 year old son (still have 15 lbs of baby weight from that pregnancy). I want to get back to the me that made me happy. I want to look in the mirror and WOW myself! I have a desk job but the girls and I started a "Biggest Loser" challenge just this morning... I'm hoping between this challenge and this website, I'll get all the motivation I need!

I am 33 years old and I am looking to make some changes in my life. I finally believe that I can have any life I want. I am a beautiful divine affirmation of life and as long as I know that in my heart I am safe to make my own life good and happy. It is time for me to take steps towards getting what I want. This is the first step. Thank you all and Bless you all in your efforts.

I am a twenty-nine year old artist and writer who is currently going back to school. As I am a full time student who works part time, I don't have a tonne of time on my hands, but I want to try to get back into shape slowly and surely; I am hoping to do so by slowly changing my bad habits and lifestyle.

28/f wants to be healthy and be happy with her body.

23 years old, married, graduated college in December 2007 and have been working full time. I've slowly been gaining weight since starting college. I am about 30 pounds heavier than I was when I started college. I'd like to lose about 45 pounds.

I'm 22 with a chocolate addiction. I;m getting married to a wonderful Navy officer on October 6th, 2007! I'm an engineer and Virginia Tech Hokie Alumna and fan. I used to be TINY back 5 years ago when I was in high school....ate whatever I wanted, since I ran 40+ miles a week for good old track and cross country....but hae gained about 20 pounds since then and I'd like to lose some of it.

I am 38 and trying to get pregnant. Five years ago my father died and I went into a deep depression. I used to swim 90 minutes a day and run four days a week. Now I do very little exercise and I have gained 25 lbs, and it's ALL FAT! i'm ready to lose it.

I work a lot. im putting myself through college by working as a nanny. finding time to work out is hard, but health is important to me.

I work at an office job, typing and answering calls. I'm going back to school to get my dietetics degree (so far I've only got my AA). I love spending time with friends. I love food and cooking. I also enjoy reading. I love reading cookbooks, LOL! I've been trying to get my life back on tracks during the last year financially, organizationally and health-wise. I've already lost 30 lbs and have 15-20 more to go (I'm VERY short, under 5ft tall, so when I reach my goal of 110 I'll still be chubby). So far I've gone from a size 16 to a size 8 and I'm so proud of my achievements both in weigh-loss and in all areas of my life. My nickname used to be "blueberry" because I was so round.

I am a 44 year old Mom of a teenage daughter. I want to be a role model for her while she develops. Most importantly, I need to change my lifestyle. Carrying excess weight makes me tired and I have low self esteem; unusual for me as I work with the public and others do not see me that way so I need to dig deep and learn to love and appreciate myself.

I'm a single mom of two teens, a budding entrepreneur of my own company that makes fanny pack alternatives- cool purses worn around the waist. I have two dogs who I hike with 4-5x/week.

I am 33 years old approximately 194 pounds. I was super skinny until my early to mid 20's, thenI gained some much needed weight, but it never seemed to stop. I have an underactive thryoid, which I think has a little something to do with my weight gain, and obviously I inherited some of my dad's gene's. I've had some back problems in the past, so I get a little nervous about working out too much, but right now I'm not working out AT ALL. Looking for some ideas and a kick in the butt! I would love to lose a few pounds and tone up, I know I'd feel much better about myself.

I am a chef of 37 years. I am married and have two kids. I love to ski, snowboard, kayak, hike, camp and genealogy. I have been married for 18 years.

I'm 44 yrs old about to turn 45 and I want this 15 lbs GONE FOR GOOD! I have never been overweight and I have managed to pack on 13 pounds over the course of 2 1/2 yrs! I am very determined to lose every single 1 of my 15 extra pounds. The sooner the better!! I have a closet full of really cute clothes that I really want to get back into ASAP!

Im 19, i have a baby that is 7 months old. Ive never really been thin , but ive been alot smaller than i am now! I I just want to be able to go places and look nice without having alot of anxiety problems!

I'm a 25 year old computer science student living in Miami, FL. Everyone in Miami is in shape, or trying to get into shape because of our great weather and beach life. I have always been in shape. I've been lifting weights since I was 16, and by the time I was 21 years old had a great looking body, but most importantly feeling great, and being as healthy as possible. But the last 2-3 years have been downhill, but now its time to get back into shape. I want to go back to feeling good, and most importantly feeling confident and giving my body the nutrients it needs.

i'm a 28-year-old assistant who loves movies, television, & photography.

I am single mom of two young boys. I always feel tired and yucky. I do not have energy to do anything. This is not fair to my boys they deserve better than watching TV. It is hard for me to tell people that I was in the military for 10yrs and now I am over weight and do not exercise. I am not comfortable in my own skin.

I use to be an active person but, lately I have been slacking off. being a baker does not help either, I nibble at everything I make. so before it becomes a real problem with my weight and health I would like to work on it now before it happens.

I am 33, 2 boys, and been married for 11 years. I am a hairdresser and own my own shop and work 2 days a week. The other time am a stay at home mom for my 3 year old. Love to swim, camping and here lately sleep.

I just turned 21 and I am tired of being heavy. I am a college junior and weigh 195 lbs. A few years ago I lost a bunch of weight quickly and kept it off for a while, unfortunately, one terribly stressful summer of horrible eating and no exercise, a couple years ago has me back in the position I have always struggled with. I would love to loose 40-50 lbs and feel as good about myself as I should!

I have gained about 40 lbs in the last year or so and don't want to gain any more! I hate the gym and hate diets and always seem to find some reason not to work out. I really want to get in shape this time and hope that I can stay motivated and on the right track.

39/F, 5'2", 222.8 lbs. I have been married for 16 years and have a 11 year old son. For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with my weight and have been on diet after diet. I know that this is a lifestyle change, and I'm so ready to do that. No more excuses! I want to be healthy for myself and for my family.

I am 31, married, have two beautiful children. Used to be a size 9 (150lbs)until after my son...then size 12 (160/70)...had my daugter and sky rocketed to 210lbs. Went to weight watchers, lost 40 lbs!!!! - fell of the wagon, went up to 222lbs!!Ugggg....back on WW since October, down to 200 lbs, but slowly loosing motivation. Looking for other people to relate to...and loose with!

Married male, 38, two kids (another on the way). I'm in Sales, the sole financial provider which means long hours. Weekends are the toughest because of the foods/snacks young kids eat. My wife and I are social, so food / alcohol are a big part of recreation.

I am a 29 year old working, married, mother of 3 small children. I have 3 yr old twins and a 2 yr old. I have always struggled with my weight so before I got pregnant I wanted to get in my best shape ever. I was down to 120lbs and a size 4 when I started trying to get pregnant, but unfortunately we had trouble so after 2 yrs, a lot of weight-gaining fertility drugs, and gaining about 30lbs back, I had twins. Before I had a chance to lose my "twin" weight (I gained 70lbs w/ them) I got pg again (on my own, no fertility help, go figure). After my third child I wanted to get off all my pregnancy weight and it seemed to really come of very easily. I lost 35lbs w/o even trying but something didn't feel right. I found out I had Grave's Disease (an overactive thyroid), which was why I was losing my weight so quick. I had a very severe case which was affecting my heart so after a few weeks I had my thyroid radiated and "killed". It took several months to get my thyroid dose correct and for a period my hormone levels went really low and I put on weight rapidly. Now my thyroid problems are somewhat resolved and I weigh 196lbs (I only 5'2' tall). I feel like crap and look like crap.

I'm married and have 3 kids. Looking for a group so I can stay motivated!

i am a twenty-something emotional eater who learned at a young age that food never lets you down. i know all about health and nutrition. i am a human calorie counter but i just can't keep my hand out of my mouth. i work out and love doing it but then i can eat a whole lot to sabatoge the great work i have just put into myself. i need a new outlet for my emotions and learn to control the cravings.

I have always been a skinny girl. Since I was about 22 I struggled with my weight. Now I am 25 and unhappy. I am 5 foot 10 and weigh around 160 pounds.

46 year old male...was into bodybuilding in my early 30's and then fell into the myth that it all turns to fat when you get old! lol

i am 28yrs old. i have always been chuncky. there was a time were i was losing alot of weight and was close to be considered thin but i met someone and i gain all the weight back. i am at my heavist now and of course i am not with that person anymore. i weigh 194 lbs, in jr high i was 190. i want to lose weight but its hard. especially having a hugh latino family that loves to eat and celebrates everything. deep down i know i can do this but its hard when i am doing this by myself.

I am a 33-year old single mother of a wonderful 7-year daughter. I have a 10-year old chocolate labrador. I work a full time job and a part time job. I try to be as active as I can at all times. My ex-husband and I are reconciling slowly and he is on his way to becoming a personal trainer. I want to be proud of myself when I look in the mirror and I want him to be proud to stand next to me and call me his wife.

Im a 30 year old female that has an issue with sweets. Its been like this for as long as i can remember. This morning i wanted to break down in tears when the scale at Publix showed 153lbs. This is the most I have ever weighed in my life!! Im 5'3 and this is not healthy.

I'm 38 years old, happily married and a stay at home mom of 3 - ages 11, 5, 3. I am very active with family activities and I am always busy. Somehow, I managed to gain about 20lbs. since my last child was born (3+ years ago). I have tried every diet out there and nothing sticks. My weight yo-yos constantly and I want something permanent. I am afraid of getting older and being over-weight and unhappy.

I am 25 yr old. Just got married in March '07 and I am ready to lose the weight I always wanted to and not make any excuses.

i am a 30 yr old female who has been struggling with my weight for about 10 years.

im 16 im a 10th grader i want to lose 30 pounds im lactose intolerent

I am a 38 year old nurse, married for 18 years, with 2 daughters, 12 and 15 years old. I was always a skinny child and teenager, and only weighed 108 lbs when I got married at age 20. However, my metabolism seemed to take a nose-dive after my second daughter was born. I have gained 50 lbs over the last 8 years, and have played the weight-loss yo-yo game, losing and gaining over and over. I have just started working as a Wellness Coach, and feel like a total hypocrite telling others to lose weight, exercise, and eat better when I don't do the same. Most of the Moms in my daughters' peer groups are "hot Moms" and I want to be one of the "hot Moms" also. I am hoping that joining the group will help keep me motivated to lose the weight FOREVER!

I am 30. I was bolimic /annoreic in high school. I have struggled with my wieght for 12 years. I got pg at 17 and starved myself my whole pregnancy. 3 months after she was born I was pg again and I ate everything I could get my hands on I gained 70 lbs. I lost 50 lbs after 2 years and then got pg again and gained it all back and kept gaining after the baby was born. I am an emotional eater now. I went from someone with so much will power to "Give me that brownie!" I went through a yukky divorce and lost 45 lbs and kept it off for 2 years then after I remarried and had my tubes reversed to have a baby last August. Now every month when I start I cry and then binge. I've gained 30 lbs back since last August! I'm 200 lbs and I'm only 5'4"!

I recently retired from a career as an elemetary teacher. I have a 16 year old daughter and 21 year old son. I have been married for 22 years. I am LOVING retirement. Finally have some time to do things I have wanted to do. Spend alot of time working out at the Y, joining book clubs, gardening, and working on house projects that have been put off.

I'm back I hope to lose the 14+ lbs I gained back plus a bit more. I work full time have a 4 year old, a good life. Just doing this for me. I want to wear the swim suit with out shorts and a tanktop or teeshirt over it. So here goes nothing what do I have to lose except weight!

I'm a 25y/o nurse. Just want to lose 10-15lbs. Always had a hard time losing weight. Lost up to 5lbs, but always seem to hit a wall after that.

My name is Teresa and I am a first grade teacher. I just got married this past Sept. and am enjoying married life. I like to walk and bike around our new neighborhood. Also, some teachers at school walk in the morning. I sometimes walk with them when I wake up early enough. Around December this year, I was diganosed with hypothroyidism and have gained about 45 pounds. I am very depressed about this and want to work on this.

Educational administrator in the area of Special Education. Sit in on LOTS of meetings. Try to exercise 45-60 mins daily before work if possible ( if not to tired to get to gym :( ) 3 great kids, all out of home, 1 still in college, so the extra activities schedule isn't an excuse here...just getting away from work and having energy to do the exercise piece can be a challenge some days.

I am a 31, married, mother of 2 very ACTIVE children. Needless to say, i have literally zero time for myself. In the past 3 years, my weight has fluctuated so much that I just get overwhelmed and depressed and eventually give up. Between the food at the ballpark and the late night dinners at McDonalds, I am growing at an exponential rate. The part that worries me the most, is I do not want to pass these habits down to my children. I see my habits in my daughter and that scares me.

I'm 30 years old. Just graduated from nursing school on May 19th. I've been married since 2001. No kiddies yet, just a spoiled rotten dog named Finnigan. We're planning on trying for kids this fall after I've worked for a while. I've been in school since Fall 2005 and feel like I've finally gotten my life back. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited to be a nurse. However, I love not having some test or skills evaluation hanging over my head. Well, except for my licensure exam on June 22nd.

Well, I am a crazy, fun loving, hard working mommy. I just had a beautiful baby boy, Dalton, on February 18th, 2007. I am engaged to the most wonderful man in the world. I am going to school for a Journalism/Graphic Degree and after I get that I am going back to teach either Special Education People or Elementary. I work part time at a nursing home doing housekeeping.

In my 30's, a committed relationship, and in the human resources field

After months of terrible headaches, I recently found out that I have High Blood Pressure. It was a total shock to me. I am only 27 years. The sad thing is I did it to myself. I started dancing as a child. After high school I just stopped working out. I was one of those people who could never gain weight. I was always thin. Well over the years the pounds have packed on. I have a very tight schedule. I am a single mom. I work 40 hours a week plus I go to college fulltime--sometimes carrying 5 classes plus labs. I eat on the go, very unhealthy. However, I don't want to take medicine for the rest of my life. I have to change NOW!

male/ 25 yrs/ 5'8ft/ 158lbs- full time college student, amateur boxer

I'm Taryn. I'm 17...and live in deerwood, mn. I'm 5'6 and weigh...(well around 186) Other than that... I'm pretty much a motor head....I'm addicted to nascar and big trucks. I love to work on engines and all that kinda stuff. I'm also what some might refer to as a country girl...because I do the whole hunting/fishing/outdoors all the time thing. I've been told that i'm outgoing...(personally I think i'm relatively shy.) and also that I'm spontaneous (i agree with this.). Other than that, i'm not really any good at describing myself... so... If there's anything else you'd like to know...Just ask!!

I am 36 & married with four kids - one in high school, two in middle school, and one in elementary. I am currently in my senior year of college getting my degree in middle school education.

I'm a 21 year old senior in college. I played soccer for 13 years and was very active in high school. I did not really gain the freshmen 15 when I started college but something has happened in the past couple of months. While in school I was working out 3-4 times a week. Now it's summer and I'm working two jobs and taking two classes so I really have very little time to workout. I've always struggled with appearance issues and i'm feeling about as low as one can get these days. I need a good kick in the butt and some support to get active again.

I'm 17 yrs old. I currently got my GED and I've been overweight since I was in 5th grade (right after my parents got a divorce). The most I've weighed is 189 and once I hit that I lost 30 lbs by only eating when I was hungry. Now I weigh around 170. I would like to get to a healthy weight and get more energy so I can feel confident about my self.

I'm 35 years old, I have two boys that are 7 yrs old and 10yrs old but they live 3 hrs away from me. I'm in a long-term relationship with a great man of 1 1/2 yrs, very supportive. I was skinny all my life but after having a c-section with my 7yr old, my body needs help now. I used to be very active but the last year and half, I become not very active. And I see myself slipping away each day by getting fatter everyday. You cant really tell because I do a good job at hiding it with my clothes.

I guess it's time to do a little updating, although there really isn't much to do update. I am 31 years old now and currently not working and having a hard time finding a job which really makes me feel depressed. Which isn't a good thing when you're trying to lose weight in my opinion.

I'm 18 around 217lbs. Just got out of a very very stressful relationship and went downhill with myself.

I am only 20yrs old and have had a problem with my weight since i was younger. I have lost weight before but not in a healthy way and that may be why i keep gaining it all back. My main problem is that i love to eat. I don't like many vegetables or fruits, i do not like fish or seafood, etc,i am very picky. So, i find it hard to eat healthy with the limited amount of things i do like.

Great life overall....came from the Ghetto but now in middle-class land w/great stable family who love to have way too much fun. I have a good job but it is intense right now and can cause too much stress at times.

I'm 22 years old, and have struggled with my weight since I was about 10. I'm at the heaviest I have ever been in my life. I've been in denial about ever losing weight for a good while now. I keep telling myself I'll start dieting next week, or I had a candy bar today so I screwed up now I'll have to put it off another day. I also tend to think that I'll never lose it, and I'm going to keep going up the 2 pounds a week like I have been. Obese, that's what I am now, I never have been in that range, overweight was humilating enough, but now it's scary. I have bad health in my family, a lot of it due to bad eating habits and lack of physical actitivy. I am ready to chagne myself. I want to be proud of the way I look, have energy, have better moods, and better health. I don't want to be the next statistic or the next buttshot for the 6 o'clock news special on how large Americans are these days. I want to get up and put on cute clothes and say to myself I feel great today, and I look great too. I want to stop putting of dates with my boyfreind of a year now, who is a wonderful man...a chef hehe....a great one at who would never judge me, but I still judge myself and distance myself. I want to be able to change this section eventually to something more positive.

I am a single mom to a 14 yr old daughter. I have a very hectic schedule and need to find some "me" time.

I am a 40 year old, divorced mother of two girls (20 and 14). I never had a weight problem until I got pregnant the first time, and ever since then I can't seem to get a handle on my "love handles" (among other things). I am tired of being overweight and decided to give this site a try. I need lots of motivation and support because I am quick to fall of the dieting wagon.

41 year old female career professional working full-time. I have two children, boys age 16 and 9. I am a part-time student working on Masters degree.

I am a 27 y/o (recently) single female that is 5'5" and 168lbs. I work full-time and attend law school @ night which leaves me very little time for exercise or meal preparation, and makes it way too easy to stop @ a fast food restaurant on the way to school. The stress also causes me to make bad food choices and the studying keeps me from getting a substantial amount of sleep/rest!

I am 38 and have 4 children; 12, 10, 7 and 19 months

Please help anyone I need motivation to lose weight I feel so uncomfortable I do not like the way my body is structured. I wish not to purchase any new wardrobe until i get back into a size 14/16 in in a 18 now. So I'm looking forward for assistance from any1 with a few good advice on losing the wight fast.

I am 23 years old and have two children at the ages of 3 and 1. I don't plan on having any more children, but having these two beautiful children has changed my body and added extra weight in areas that I don't want the weight. My husband says that I look fine, but of course I don't agree. It is just real hard for me because I use to be the skinny one in the family and I am not anymore. I know losing weight is going to be a challenge for me. My addiction is caffeine and I have a hard time eliminating my soda. Hopefully that will change.

I'm 5'8' and heavy at the bottom...

I graduated from College May 2006. I've been working for an advertising firm in Miami for a little over a year now. I played basketball in high school and one of my goals is to get back down to my playing weight. I was still considered "overweight," but much smaller than I am now.

I'm 16 and 5'6. I'm the oldest of three kids and my school work is done at home on the computer because I am homeschooled. I don't go out too often because I don't have that many friends, so I need to find some way to excersise and enjoy it. I currently weigh 185-192.

I"m 37, have two kids, 15 & 12, in the military. I've tried every diet out there but can't stick to it because I can always find a reason WHY the diet doesn't work for me. I love to eat chocolate and anything else that will put the weight on me (comfort food).

I'm a 20-yr-old undergrad student majoring in Environmental Science. I'm very active in my college's Theatre and Dance Department, and my hobbies include singing, horseback riding,

I've lost and gained about 1000 pounds in my 54 years! I want to stop the yo-yoing and just live a healthy life


I am a 35-year-old married mom of one (she's 20 months old). I have a full-time (and then some) stressful job.

I'm a 31 y/o, happily married mother of two.

Single, outgoing mother of 2 teenagers. Love meeting new people & making new friends. I use to really be into fitness but fell out of it within the past 1.5 years. I am looking for others to help motivate me back into shape. :)

i'm a 20 year old college student. i'm not really overweight, but i'm short and feel the need to tone up and lose a little weight to boost my confidence and overall health

I am 19 and i want to looose that weight i weigh 170 and i want to be somewhere around 120-130 please hellllllllp meeeeeeee! :) :D ;P

i'm 26, currently working and going to school. therefore not having much time for working out and exercising, but i want to change that starting now.

i'm fun, outgoing, the life of the party. i guess i'm the typical "fat girl". i'm 30 years old and currently single.

I am a 25 yr old stay-at-home mom (my daughter is 3 months) and full-time student. I like riding bikes with my husband, scrapbooking, taking pictures and watching TV shows from the 80's.

I am 41 and 60 lbs overweight. 4years ago i reached goal weight with WW and held it off for a year. I am an emotional eater and i lost focus then the pounds just jumped back on! I have 1 child (14 year old beauty!) and I am a teacher.

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.

Im 22 years old. I got TSS when I was 11 and have had a battle with my weight ever since then. As a result of the TSS I also get sick alot, so I have gained more weight then lost recently, and I figured theres no better time then now to get healthy and happy.

im 21 and wanting to go out into the world and appreciate my body. living in hawaii has caused my body issues to really hangover me and being a true adult now, i want to take control

I am 43, have two teenage children and a wonderful husband. I have taught for 17 years. My Mom died in October of 2009 at the young age of 68, in surgery. Although time is your friend with situations like this, I am finding that I take care of everyone around me (including my Dad) instead of myself. I'm ready to find myself again. Ready to be me.

I'm 28.I live in Paris,France and have two nice shops.As i developped my own business i m really stessed and work a lot... I live with my boyfriend since 6 years.I love him....and I looove sugar...i love life but even more when i'm thin.I love to go out: movies,night clubs and when i m fat i don't go out a lot and i have fights with my boyfriend cause he s tired that i always want to stay home.I have a dream : live in Canada...

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