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Team Name: flylady
Members: 45
Location: 48390


Profile: This team is for all of us living in chaos and trying to gain control. We are here to learn how through, the book called Sink Reflections and of course those of us here on Peertrainer that are Fly Babies. If you have no interest in following the lessons flylady tries to teach us - please don't join this team - this team is for those interested in applying her techniques.

Last posted: Monday, July 15, 2013, 5:57 PM

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Members profiles:
I am a 23yo 276lbs student/researcher. I've been fat all my life. In college I gained 65lbs topping out at 310lbs on a 5'4" frame. I lost 25lbs on the Atkins. I'm determined to lose at least 100lbs. By the grace of God I haven't be diaginosed with any serious health problems and I'm not going to wait until that happens to start doing something about it.

I am a college professor teaching computer science/networking/security for a community college. I have been married for 28 years (to the same man! LOL), have two sons ages 21 and 23. I also have 3 dogs....

I'm a single mom to a DD (Age 6) & work a FT desk job. I struggle with the energy to even get the necessities done so healthy food and exercise often get kicked to the side, although I'm very nutrition label conscious, organic- and GMO-aware, etc. I'm 5'2 with a naturally muscular hourglass build so even at my thinnest I never really felt thin enough. Before pregnancy, my weight fluctuated b/w 117 and 135, but usually settled at 125. I've slowly come down from my pregnancy weight of apx. 180 . Pre-cleanse, the lowest I weighed post-pregnancy was 135 (using RX weight loss drugs), which I didn't maintain long. My first PT cleanse in December 2012 got me down to 132.5, which I also didn't maintain long BUT it helped me realize I can get my weight down I just have to be super patient and clean with my diet. I'm an all or nothing type, and am used to being able to not work out for months then resume and quickly be back at my previous level. That approach has only gotten me shin splints and increased my frustration since becoming a mom :-(

Single mum of 4 young children, aged 6,5,3 and 20 mths. Working 4 days/week, with little support. Used to be fit and active before kids, and life, and have fallen into bad habits. Also developed an narrative thyroid which did not help.

I'm a 34 year old stay-at-home mom of two very busy little boys, ages 3 and 9 months. I enjoy reading and being outdoors and also have a business with Mary Kay cosmetics. I'm looking for some encouragement as I can get easily discouraged and tend to snack when I'm stressed or bored!

I'm a mother of three who works full time. I need to lose about 80 pounds while figuring out how to balance a challenging carer,cleaning the house and cooking for everyone (including a naturally thin husband and daughter, finicky toddler and baby). Baby steps...

I am a 48 y. o. self employed. homeschooling mom of two, married for 19 years. We live in Bermuda, and have recently renovated a house With all the activity, have resorted to a lot of fast food, and take outs.

I am a stay at home mom of a 3 year old little boy. I am also a full-time distance education student, going for health information technology. My graduation is in May 2008, and that is why I would like to look and feel better by then, so I can start my new career track feeling good.

I turned 40 last year. I have been overweight all my married life - almost 21 years. I am a part time student and work as a para professional at a middle school. I have five children ages 20-7 years old. I like to read, walk, watch TV, and I like teaching school.

5'2 and i weigh 180 pounds..I have had the same great man in my life for 29 years..I have four children and five grand children

42 now- married for 24 years to a wonderful man. Lots of children of the four legged kind ;0) Have a couple chronic health problems -

Ive been married 20 years, have three childrean and one grandson...with another grandchild on the way! I love being a grandma. I work as a nurse aide and hope to get through nursing school in the next few years. I enjoy taking care of people and find healthcare very rewarding.

I am a single professional that commutes from Nashua to Boston 4X/wk. This commute is a definite barrier to weight loss and involving myself in the community. I have 3-4 outfits that fit and many more that will fit when...

a mother and a post grad research student living in Wales in the UK

Wife to an amazing man, Mom to the 2 best boys. Very busy in the spring & summer with my husband's and kids' sports schedules.

i'm small (Asian) so 120 pounds is a reasonable "average" goal; 29 year old mom of 8-month old; currently stay-at-home Mom; returning to work in Sept. (I am a high school teacher)

54 year old fulltime working mother of two grown children, married to a workaholic, with a widowed mother who lives with us. I'd like to get rid of my body clutter, and change my eating habits on a long-term basis

I am 53, and a single mom with two kids 16 and 23. Although I was never a skinny minny, I do remember thinking I needed to lose a little weight when I was 125lbs, that would be about 75 lbs ago. When I look at those pictures now, I shake my head and ask myself "What was I thinking?". I guess I was young and foolish! In any case, I would like to look towards the future without weight being a constant issue. I would like to have a healthy active lifestyle and think I finally am at a spot where I can make this happen.

I am a stay at home mom with 3 kids. An almost 5 year old daughter, a 9 year old son, and a 17 year old daughter. We always have company over so I cook for a houseful! My husband and I recently celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary and I turn 40 in a little over a month. We live in Central California. I enjoy spending time at the park with the kids, reading, Starbucks coffee, and Friday night date nights with my husband.

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

I am a hospital chaplain. I am a 59 year old widow. I have had several surgeries in the past few years bu am doing much better and am ready to focus on taking care of myself.

Mom to four kids, the oldest is 8 and the youngest is 7 months. I need to lose the baby weight plus those extra pounds that crept on before the baby.

I'm 20 yrs. old i have been overweight my whole life and am ready for a change in my life.

Am 55- the lbs gradually accumulated over the years. I lost weight and reached my goal about a year ago, and am now trying to maintain my weight.

I am 44 years old and wanting to lose weight.

I am a 42 year-old mom of three great little kids! I have been working toward a healthy lifestyle for a long time and am ready to put all the pieces into place.

Living in the Great Wet North, attempting to heal my gut, get active and gain healthy weight. Knitter/spinner/weaver, eclectically religious, Abe-Hicks fan, "Flybaby," wannabe gourmet nutritarian, fitbit user, mildly cat obsessed, recovering sugar addict & screen addict... I am new and still trying to figure out how this works!

Lost 80 pounds in 8 months. Have gained back 30 in the past 3 years. Very disappointed in myself

Single mother. I'm 43. My son left home last year and joined the Marines. I work in IT and attend school to finish my degree in Management Information Systems

I am a 40 year old woman, with 3 daughters. I have a an amazing man who supports me in whatever I do. I work full time, and find it hard to balance everything.

I am 30 and work in education. I have recently lost 40 lbs, but have gained 10 back after a medication change. I'm ready to connect and get on track!

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