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Team Name: Team Tough Love
Members: 146
Location: Minneapolis, MN 55301

Goals: To feel good about what we see in the mirror.

Profile: This team's main focus will be Tough Love! We will be the first to tell you you're doing a great job and congratulate you on your progress, but will also be the first to tell you that you need to stay on track and stop eating the junk food. Sometimes we all need a kick in the butt, we'll be sure to give you it at the same time promoting positive encouragement as you reach your goal!

Last posted: Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:30 PM

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Members profiles:
I'm 30 years old, and at the heaviest in my life. I currently weigh 240. I am 5'9", so the weight is more distributed because of my height, but is still an unacceptable to be where I started. I've never been skinny, but a few years ago I dropped from 230 to 195. I looked fabulous! I now am recuperating from a re-visit from an old back injury, so I need to not only strengthen those muscles, but relieve the extra weight so my back won't have as much pressure! 5/28/07 - My back is much better these days! I discovered a couple of weeks ago that the more active I am, the less it hurts. Now that the pain has subsided, I know that I must stay on the track to continue to make my back stronger!

I am married with 2 children, I have a full time job and barely have time for myself or working out.

I'm 28 and work in banking. I was at one point close to 300lbs. I joined a weight loss program and lost around 90LBS. I remeber weighing in at 196LBS. Well a few months have past and I have gotton off track. I am now back to 235 and I need to do something.

I am an educator, artist, single, no birth children but have many community children that I help ,several god children, and a crazy cat.

I am 29 year old, newlywed who has recently relocated to Minnesota from Canada. I'm working as newspaper editor, writer and photographer. My struggle with weight has been lifelong. In the last four years I lost 75 lbs. have put 15 back on and need to get back to the basics and lose the rest for good.

I am 19 and I live on my own, 6 hours away from any family members, with my 4 month old son and my boyfriend. I am a work-a-holic at a bank and I feel like I am always on the go.I am also a full-time student. I love sports...although I rarely get out and play.

I am a 38 year old mother of three boys (12, 14, & 18) and have been married for 15 years. I was always able to eat anything I wanted and not gain any weight. When I hit 30 I started gaining a little here and there. I quit smoking almost two years ago and have subsequently gained 20 pounds.


I work at home for an online company in Nebraska and have been with them since September 2006. I answer sales calls for different companies and for different products. My hobbies include cooking, scrapbooking, exercising at Curves, spending time with my family, walking, dancing, reading or watching movies. I have been married 10 years. I have a wonderful 4 year old daughter.

I am a SAHM .I work full time at home. Just getting out of a bad marriage. I have five boys. I need to start taking care of me before there is no more me left.

Hi everyone! I'm 25 years old, love an adventure, love my city, love myself, but feel like the only thing that ever holds me back is my weight. I am 5"2 and weigh about 175 lbs. My struggle with my weight has been a lifelong one, and I have had many ups and downs along the way. I'm really hoping to find people on PT who will be a positive influence and help me reach my goals!

I'm 21, recently moved from CA to NC to be with my wonderful boyfriend. Southern boys will feed you!! And I've gained 18 lbs since moving here, and its summer and time for it to go! I love my dog, Mindi, half jack russell half rat terrier and she'd like me to be more active with her.

i was on weight watchers for 3 yrs but couldn't get past 150. now i go to Fitness Together. train 3xs a wk, boosted up my cardio from walking 3xs a wk to jogging 4xs a wk for 40 mins. i also keep a food log, & the past 2wks i cut out candy & chips. i feel great, i am stronger, but i am NOT THINNER!

Im a 23 year old mommy of my precious princess Whitney Jo born 1/30/2010-- she literally has turned my world around. She is my entire reason for losing all of this weight. So far this year I have lost 85lbs--( I gained 30 with my pregnancy) and a TOTAL of 115 lbs since I started my weight loss journey!

I am a 21 year old student, going through a rough patch health wise, and in my life. I have High blood pressure, Hypothyroidism, PCOS and metabolic syndrome. All dignosed, and within the past year. I need to change my eating, excersize more, and become a healthier happier person. Before it kills me. I currently weigh about 336 lbs. And am on medication for all my medical issues. I want to be rid of my 7 pills a day.

I am 35 years old and have been struggling with my weight for about 10 years now. I am married with 2 boys. I work nights as an RN and feel exhausted most of the time.

I am 30 yrs old and I have been married for the past 3 years. I am currently in grad school working on my Masters in Counseling.

I'm a 20 year old university student and I've been overweight all my life. It was never an issue growing up because of my personality. I want to lose weight not because of people judging me or anything. I'm doing this for satisfaction and I want to feel good about myself and see pictures of myself and smile =)

Am 27 year old female, 5 foot nothing and recently gained 25 lbs in the last year after starting my own freelance writing company.

I'm 33 years old, married to my high school sweetheart, and I'm a SAHM to my 3 sons. We have homeschooled for 7 years and enjoy it very much. We're just your typical American family. We enjoy time together but unfortunately too much of that time is spent being couch potatoes instead of being active together. I'm hoping to change that.

I am a twenty-something Higher Education professional also working towards my graduate degree part time. I recently moved to Boston from California. I have a really cute cat, my boyfriend and I live together, and I have a weakness for chocolate, cheese and ice cream (but not all at the same time!).

I'm 19 - and I'm a University student. My weight just won't budge... I've tried a billion diets but if I don't see results I give up. I want to lose weight in a healthy way, not on some crash course.

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 am 56 years old . I work full time in a nursing home. I love the old people. I have been married for 33 years.

I'm Kim. I'm twenty one years old and currently living in a small town in Pennsylvania where I go to college. I'm a psychology major with a minor in philosophy and I'm finishing up my second year. I'm originally from Pittsburgh and I absolutely love any metropolitan area, although Philly and NYC are my favorites. I love to just wander around and see what I find. I spend most of my time reading(memoirs mostly), listening to music(kindof pop-punkish and alternative, I guess), hanging out with friends, shopping, and learning things I'll never need to know.

I started peer trainer in may 07 and had slow but steady success losing 7 lbs in 3 months. Now, a year later I am back with a total weight loss of 16 lbs since last year, with the same goal of total loss of 50 lbs. I am (almost!) 30 years old, have a fairly successful but extremely stressful career that keeps me traveling a lot, a beautiful 2 year old daughter and fun loving hubby of 5 years. I have great friends & family that are supportive and really have a good life. My weight is my only thing that hinders me freom being my best self, not that I'm obese but of course self aware of the way I look and feel.

37, married, professional historian.

19 years old and about to start my first year of college in late august. I have never able to stick with a diet/exercise plan long enough to see results. As of now i am 5'9 and 198lbs. (it was a big accomplishment to get under the 200 mark, so ill take the 2lb credit :] ) Im hoping PEERtrainer will help keep me motivated this time!

My name is San and I'm 25 years old. I've been overweight my entire life except for that one time in 2001 when I weighed 190lbs. Now I weigh 291.6lbs and I can't hardly believe it. I like simple things like the beach, good books, and learning new things. Right now I live in a mediators community in the middle of nowhere and I'm soooooo ready to move away and start having some fun.

I am in my early 30's and i have had 3 kids in 3 years. My youngest is 6 months old and my oldest is about to turn 4. I am a stay at home mom and I have to lose 15lbs to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. Now that my youngest is sleeping through the night and my broken pelvic bone seems to be healed I am physically and emotionally ready to lose the weight.

I am 24, I have a 4 year old son and live with my boyfirend. He moved out in Dec and back in the house in May between that time exercise and healthy eating consumed me. BUT now that he is back I cook unhealthy dinners and sit on my butt infront of the TV after I eat and I love sweets. And I am eating until I want to pop again. I really have to get motivated again, for me and son! I want to have more energy to share with him.

I am 36 and weigh195 lbs ACB (after childbirth) I wieghed 160 BCB (before childbirth) and long to see my old BCB pants button. I have two active boys age 5 and 3, and need to keep 1 step ahead of them! I work part time as an office manager and focus the remainder of my time on my family and church activites.

I m 24 just moved out. I work at a local vet and i love people and animals so now i get to do both. I moved in with my boyfriend and his sister and her boyfriend. We are always on the go either going to the beach, getting out of town or off roading even shooting . I just love the out doors. I just got a puppy so altest im going on walks everynight now :)

I have too many things I like to do! I'm a 33 year old professional, and very busy elementary public school art teacher in Richmond, Va. I keep active doing spin classes, Zumba, swimming ,and weight training..... there's only one small problem, I'm inconsistent with my diet and exercise program. I've also been struggling with left foot problems( heel spurs and tendinitis) that sometimes interfere with the types of exercise I like to do. I've always been an active girl, so I usually bounce back fast, I just need to commit! A couple of years ago, I began to run and was addicted. Shortly after I found out I had heal spurs and slowly but surly the pain increased. I guess that problem contributed to some of my weight gain and went into a depression and a funk! Well, we all know there are alternative activities to do like swimming and cycling. Finally got out of the funk and I'm on the road once again to becoming more fit. My goal is to run/walk a Napa Valley Marathon by June 2008. I'm wearing a night sling for my foot that will help the healing process, hopefully I'll be good to go by September to start training.

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'm a 37 year old female, married, am 5'3" and weigh about 167 lbs. I'd really like to lose about 40 lbs. I play tennis about 3x/week but can't lose weight. Probably due to my bad eating habits (too lazy to cook). Because I'm athletic, people always think I don't need to lose weight, but I hate that I'm a size 12. My husband and I would love to start a family, but we can't get pregnant and I feel like part of the reason is because I'm overweight. How ironic to want to lose weight to only gain it back with a baby. But that weight, I'd be so happy to gain.

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 43, wife, mother of 3. Two boys 20, 14 and my daughter is 12. I work in medical records and hopefully will finish my online degree this summer. I have dieted all my life, going up n down, down n up. I am tired of trying! This is it! I have to make it happen.

22 year old law student, living at home (hopefully only the first year!) in New Jersey

I am a 27 year old stay at home mom to 3 (ages 5, 3 and 2)and I am now looking to re-enter the workforce. I currently weigh 185 and am appalled to say that I have gained about 35 lbs since last year this time. I want to lose the 35 lbs that I've gained and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I'm finally ready to tackle this challenge. I asked myself this weekend "if you spend so much time fretting about your weight, why don't you just DO what you need to do to reach your goal? Time to take REAL action! (And looking forward to help from ya'll!)

I am 28 years old and in the military. I am currently deployed and have the chance of a lifetime to lose weight and come back home looking great. I am currently getting my masters as well at the University of Phoenix.

I'm 21, i live in chilliwack, BC. I'm engaged to a wonderful caring man. I just finished cooking school and taking some time off to de stress and take care of myself. I've lived all over canada. I'm into family, friends, movies, my native culture and so much more.

I'm 28 years old, and I currently live in WA. My husband is a submariner in the US Navy and we have been married for 4 years. I currently work as a mediator/counselor for a non-profit here in WA. I love to read, watch TV and movies, cook, decorate, and shop. I have no kids, but two very spoiled chihuahuas.

I'm 19 years old, and I'm a full-time student. Right now, I stand 5"2.5" and weight about 133 pounds. I love all kinds of food, and I love to eat - but I HATE to exercise. I eat fast even when I'm not in a rush (I don't know why!). I eat without any concious at all because I don't put a limit to how much I should eat and tell myself that I'm "full". I've always been battling with my weight, mentally and physically, but never really accomplised to lose the weight and to maintain it. I tend to think (or maybe it's my excuse) that I just gain weight easily and it's hard for me to lose it. So I don't really bother to push myself to my goal. But I really want to change my lifestyle around - eat healthier and exercise daily.

I'm a full time graduate student, married, and 26 years old. I am very active, I teach spin and attend many different classes at my gym including yoga, pilates, stability ball, boot camp, and kick boxing. I have the exercise component down and eat fairly healthy. My problem is that I eat too much. I'm 5'4" and about 140lbs and a size 10.

I am a 21 year old full time nursing student. I work at a hospital in the Emergency Department and love it! I am a dancer.. have been all my life. My boyfriend of 7 years is in Iraq for his 2nd tour with the Army and I am having a hard time with it. But the good news is, once he is done with his 15 months in Iraq, he will be home for good! I hate exercising.. I dread it.. and it is really hard for me to get in a habit of it. And I love to eat! Bad combination.

I'm married, workout my home, have two daughter, and almost 50. email:

I am 21 years old. I am in a relationship with a great guy whom I love very much. I have been steadily gaining weight in the last year and I am tired of looking like this. I need to make a change.

I'm a busy working mother with a recent divorce under my belt. I'm trying to gain back some self-esteem and feel like my old self again.

I am a 30 year-old woman who has always tended towards the overweight. As a young woman I lost weight by dieting (weightwatchers, etc), but of course it all went back on again. The only thing that really works for me is exercise and lots of it, but I am rubbish at prioritising my time to make space for it. I started out at 85 kilos and 31% fat. I need to get to 25% fat. I'm not bothered about weight as I am generally muscular and have a medium frame.

currently working three jobs at 60+ hours a week {versus the 80+ i was working, so that's a bonus!} and feeling the stress of social and employer demands. the work thing makes it really hard to eat at home i've noticed, so i need to make a better effort on that front. my best friend cleaned my bathroom today. it was maybe the nicest and most amazing thing anyone has ever done for me. i feel like i can function again. clutter and dust make me antsy. right now, i am calm. this is a bonus.

Young, single, working female who is trying once again to maintain a healthy lifestyle- no matter what. It seems like I'm doing really well and then one day I wake up and don't want to do it anymore or I listen to people who say- take a break. I take a break and never get back on. The lowest I have been is 180 and I looked great. I didn't even know how small I was until I see the pictures now. I even felt big then because I've always been big. Sometimes I feel like no matter what happens, this is what I am supposed to be. Last year I lost 30 pounds and got to 202 and came right back to my current weight 237. But I am done being sorry for myself and have decided to take the slow and steady pace so I can keep it off. Before I made dramatic changes. Didn't eat hardly any sweets. Lots of salads and I just got tired of acting like a rabbit, no matter what the great achievements I had made. Slow and steady for me. I'm gonna continue to eat what I want but in moderation and making healthy substitutes for things that are plain no good for me. (french fries, either eat 5 or just go home and make sweet potato fries, which are actually tastier- just longer to cook.

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'm whitney, I'm fat lol. :]

I'm 40, married with two sons. I'm pretty busy in general with know chauffer, teacher, task master, washer woman, etc. I do work a bit outside the home but will most likely return to being a sahm.

20 year old college student

diagnosed with PCOS about a year go. lost 30 lbs very quickly. but haven't lost anything in 9 months.

I'm a film major in university and have been struggling with racking up motivation to get out and exercise and to just eat right. So here I am to fix that.

I am a 3rd grade teacher turning 30 in a couple of months. I am married to a wonderful man I jokingly call an 'ice cream enabler.'

I am a 25-year-old student studying archaeology and geology. I also work part time in at a chiropractic clinic. I've spent a lot of time eating fast food, and I'd like to become consistent with my meals. Exercise has been intermittent in the past with a couple months of regular exercising followed by less and less until it falls out of my schedule completely. Consistency in this area is also a goal.

I'm a teenager with my sights set high and nothing is going to put me down and out of the game!

I'm a 37 year-old marketing director and a fitness instructor. I was in great physical shape until "life" took over and it's been a struggle to get back there. I was hospitalized with a blood clot in my brain last year and have spent the last few months with a broken bone and torn ligament in my foot. At times, it seems like the deck is stacked against me. But I know with the right attitude, resources and motivation...and a super supportive husband... it can be done. It WILL be done!

I am 37 years old and a newly wed. I work in Public Finance and teach dance part time. Whoever siad it gets harder after you hit 30 to lose weight TOLD THE TRUTH!!!

I love being active... Tennis, running, swimming, kickboxing, and yoga are my favorites. I go to the gym at least 3 times per week.. on most weeks more like 5 to 6. It seems like I've been on a diet for my entire life. It's tiring. I've returned to College to become a Dietician/Nutritionist, and feel like I've got to be in super shape in order to follow my career path. In my teens I was 60 pounds overweight. It's been up and down for most of my life. Now I'm within 10 to 15 pounds of my goal, but am starting to lose control with snacking and binge eating. I exercise soooo much and have gained a ton of muscle.. so I feel hungry a lot. The problem is, once I start eating it's hard for me to stop. Also, if I eat one bad thing my whole day is shot, and I'll keep eating crappy for the rest of the day.

I am a 44 yo new mom (I have a 6 month old) My weight has crept up since I came home with my son. My weight always yo-yos and after a real struggle to lose over 20 lbs, I have watched myself gain 8 lbs in 6 months.

I am 21, recently married, and am stationed in Mannheim, Germany with my husband who is in the Army. I am italian and LOVE food. About 3 months ago I weighed 142, and now weigh 129. I'm 5'3 and have a small frame so I want to show it off once I get more weight off. I have become addicted to working out since I have seen what working out and eating right can do. I hope to in about a year or so to enroll in a womans fitness show.

well, i'm 4'11 tall, i'm christian and live very happy. i'm 22 yrs. and i'm a mother of 2.....

I am a 24 year old college graduate who went no where with my initial career search. So I am a full-time nanny for a bunch of families in addtion to an occassional waitress gig. When I was younger I was considered underweight and had to drink those nasty Ensure shakes. THe transition to high school was hard and I ended up gaining weight throughout it, even while still being somewhat active. In college my bad eating skills and laziness continued. The waitressing jobs caused me to eat whatever was at work, and not watch my weight. Last year I became very sick, and have had an up and down battle with my health ever since. I have gained and lost weight over that time, but have never felt good. I would like to lose an additional 50 pounds, and eventually 70 pounds.

I gained a lot of weight in high school and then discovered the gym in college. I am short (5'2") so a few pounds shows immediately. I eat a lot of the time when i am stressed or bored and to be honest, i think im almost scared to lose weight because it seems like so much work keeping it off and i dont want to disappoint myself again (DUMB reason but i think thats the truth).

i am a fun social girl just out of college. looking to feel great about myself and add another element of self confidence!

Running a company and being a family man hasn't left a lot of time for me to dedicate to fitness. I live in New York City and walk to work everyday but that's about all the exercise I get besides carrying around my 9 month old baby boy. But exercise is critical for physical and mental health and I am ready to get back into it!

I'm a 23-yr old recent college grad. I began working full-time about a year ago and have put on ~10 lbs. since (some ups and downs). I've been so focused on work lately I can scarcely remember what my hobbies are! For fun I like to go out to new places (stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, basically any change of scenery).

I am the mother of a beautiful 3 year old girl. I am struggling in my marriage but want to make it work for us and our child. I am a medical school grad who took off time for family and now am studying for the licensing exam. I am 80 lbs overweight and I want to change that.

I am almost 20 years old and in my second yr of college. I have always seemed to struggle with my weight, and finally want to take control and loose it.

Hey everyone, my names geneva. Im 16 years old. Im on here because at the moment i have absolutely no motivation to exercise or diet and im guessing this site will offer it all right? Ild really appreciate it if you can leave me tips or better yet, do this with me! If your in new zealand that'll be awesome!

At 34 years old it's time I got in shape again. Need motivation to work out this very cold winter.

I'm 25, musician.

I am 24 years old, engaged but no immediate plans to marry, and a cat. I have a fantastic career and work anything up to 12 or 13 hours a day in a mainly sendentary job. I am currently 61 kg and my waist line is 70 cm. I have recently lost 6 kg to fit into a dress for a Christmas party.

I'm a mother and my children are all grown up. We are retired navy, my husband put in 20 yrs. I'm 56 yrs old, and it's about time that I start to do something to get myself in shape, healthy and responsible. I've been so use to taking care of other that I'm not use to doing anything for myself. I'm fasting to find out what my Elohim (GOD) wants me to do for HIM.

Im the wife of a US Sailor! the mother of a beautiful baby girl && the stop mother of a little recruit in training. Im studying to be a nutritionist && working pt time. my husband is being deployed this may, so i want to look && feel my absolute best when he comes back!

28 year old newlywed. I am a corporate accountant and working part-time on an MBA. One dog, no kids yet, but that is in the life-plan in a couple years. I worked so hard to look great in my wedding dress last year, then just let go and let my passion for food take over starting with the honeymoon. I quickly gained 30 pounds and now larger than I have ever been, I am uncomfortable and not myself.

38 y/o male, happily married. I'm not happy with the way I look. I have slowly added to the storage shed over the years, and it's time to shed the shed!

I'm a mother of 6 boys. My body has gone through hell! lol I used to be a very healthy size before having kids and i've gained a little over 100 pounds since i first became a mother. I'm not asking for my pre-parent body back, I just want to be at a healthy weight. I don't care about looking skinny. Anorexia is worse than being fat in my opinion.

Most people say I'm a upbeat, loving, fun, goofy person but not many people know about my insecurties and I dont want to have those anymore. I want to love myself and be able to wear ANYTHING and feel comfortable.

I am 20 years old and studying biology at Indiana University.

I'm a 34 yo, single, hard-working HS teacher. Love Jesus, love worship, and love my job. Live in NY. Love walking and try to stay active. Love to laugh and make others laugh. I've worked out on and off all of my life and try to live a healthy lifestyle. My appetite is a little bit out of control, which is probably why I 've made it a point to work out.

My name is Christine, I went from 29 to 20-10 years old last July and I'm just going to hold there for awhile. My husband and I made a huge move from Ohio to Chicago a year ago which has been tough for me. In a lot of ways the move has been really good but I miss my family, friends and pretty much everything I've ever known. I think this is the one BIG reason I've put on 10-15 pounds this year. I know I've been home sick and maybe even a little depressed but I'm not the type of person who lets other people see that. I think I've self medicated a bit with food, wine and lazyness. Before I got married I weighed 190 pounds, the day I walked down the isle I weighed 115 and I did it by just eating better and moving more. Now (3 years later) my motivation is gone so I really hope doing this and having other people watching my back helps get me back on the right track.

Im a obsessive 21 year old female student who needs to stop living in the fictional word and start living in the real one, and possibly loosing ten pounds to be in the healthy range instead of stuck right above it

27 y old medical student wanting to loose th 15 pounds that have been piling on since college. Am 5'8 1/2 and 180lbs. Though I am muscular I would still like to be 167ish and more toned in my quads/calves.

I'm a formerly active 27 year old. My weight creeped up to 204 lbs after college - I took a desk job and became less active. I decided to get healthy again in March 2008. I've lost 19 lbs since the beginning of March by exercising daily and making healthy food choices.

I'm 5'2" and around 137 pounds. I have been around that weight for about 3-4 years, but for some reason I have gone up in pants sizes. For my height, I am definitely overweight. I'd like to lose weight before September when I go back to school. I have been trying really hard to lose weight since January, but nothing seems to be happening. (although I guess I can kind of blame the fact that I just spent 4 months in Italy... yummy).. but this is sooo frustrating!!

I am a self employed personal chef. I work hard, and tend to be sort of lazy beyond that. I belong to a gym in town, but my attendance is sporadic. I struggle with emotional eating and some hefty self esteem issues related to that behavior.

Hey, I'm a 21 yrs old college student. Currently weigh 180 lbs (5'7). when I started college i weighed 135lbs but have gained alot in the past 4yrs. a part of it due to school, stress, and bad habits. I'm on here to assist with my new goals.

I am twenty years old and a student at UMass Ameherst studying nutrition. I love working out but I also love food.

I'm a 38 year old single Mom of a 16 year old son. I'm also an Interior designer in Chicago.

Professional in the real estate industry, married (no kids) with a lifestyle which includes eating out a lot.I enjoy travelling and am also into theatre and reading groups.

Was a fitness junkie; I got married. I gained weight and now I am miserable. My new hubby hates to workout and orders take out almost every night for dinner. I have to focus on myself and avoid the dinner temptations.

I am 41 married mother of two (12 and 2) who use to be very active and enjoy being outside all the time. What happens durring life!? I want to be healthy and have energy again! I'd also like to loose some weight so I don't have to buy bigger clothes.

I am single, former athlete, once I set my mind to something I can be very dedicated. I am dedicating myself to losing weight.

I'm a 19 year old college kid attending the University of Washington who enjoys raving, partying, reading, and political theory. I'd describe my personal style as being youthful and I dabble in 'scene' trends (though I was wearing that kind of stuff before it was mainstream :P), but I also clean up quite well and enjoy going to the opera with my boyfriend.

I am a personal trainer and fat loss expert who runs boot camp classes / kettlebell classes in Woodbury MN. I have been getting people results for over a decade and have logged more than 11,072 client hours helping people just like you achieve their goals.

I am married to my best friend which seems to be the problem he loves me no matter how much i weigh. so i want to love myself as much as he loves me. and i want to make better life choices. i have 2 children son who is 11 daughter who is 9

I'm 28 and have never been smaller then a size 12. At my peak I was 220lbs-- while I'm at 194 now I still wonder how the other half lives. I have a great job that I love, an amazing boyfriend of 6 years who couldn't care less what I weigh, and the best dog in the world. There's no better time than now for me to put the effort into myself and convince myself that I deserve to be healthy, fit, and the most beautiful me I've been yet.

I weigh 178lbs. I have lost a little more than 50lbs over the past 3years or so (at my heaviest I was 230-235lbs).

I am a 40 year old mother of two boys (10 and 12). I am looking to be committed to not going over a certain number of calories every day and doing some type of exercise every day. As long as my clothes continue to fit... I get very lazy and don't follow through.

I am 22, female, and ready to become my ideal self.

I am a college student living in Boston, MA. I love to read, watch TV, and bake.

I am a 25 year old Master's student and I am quite successful in every aspect of my life except my WEIGHT. I have been yo-yo-ing between normal, overweight and obese over the past 8 years. I want to get to normal for once and for all. I want to stand tall and say " I have conquered this battle ""

I am 17 years old. I want to feel good about myself. I havent felt good about myself since i was 13. I want to live a healthier, happier, and fullier life.

I'm 34 and single from Calgary Canada. I'm 5'4 and need to lose 15 to 20 lbs but struggling with it getting off. I want to enjoy the way I look and enjoy my summer in great summer clothes. Especially my bikini!

I put weight on when I studied and also because I'm an emotional eater and tend to reward myself with food. I love to exercise, but I have joint problems that ban me from running and make me prone to dislocations and injuries

I have had ups and down on the weight loss for quite a long time..I am a nurse in a doctors office. Won the biggest loser contest at our office in 2009 and have put it all back on again..I am married to my wonderful husband and have two children. I have 3 dogs-a german shepherd and 2 great danes and my daughter has her cat. Our household can get very interesting.

I am a vibrant, colorful, giving mother and wife with a zest for life and people.

I am a 26 year old wife and stay at home mom of one (so far). I am truly happy with where life has taken me and I couldn't ask for more. I will admit that I'm a little lazy and somewhat indulgent, but not in a disgusting way, I just love to veg out with my family and I LOVE food.

I am a single mom have a 20 year old son as well as a year and a half lil girl, I have been through hell and back, I put on all this weight after my 2nd child. Was going through alot than, lost my mom, her dad walked out and many other things.

I'm a 24 yrs old female standing 6ft tall and currently210 pds! I want to get back into modeling but i have alot of weight to shead & im looking to lose weight as fast as possible but still be able to keep it off for good through disciphine i dont have! I would describe my current body as not huge but chubby... I want the dream body with flat stomach without feeling weak from crash diets. My weight goal is to slim down to 185! I want to Lose 25- 30 pounds through exercize & diet starting today 3/30/2011.

34 year old single mother living in Colorado

a guy in his late 20s

I am 19 years old and I have recently lost 55 pounds on my own through diet and exercise. I am now stuck at this mark, and I would like to lose 20 more pounds by the end of summer-I will be going away to school then! I belong to a gym and I am pretty good about going there, and sometimes once I'm there I feel like I HAVE to stay for 3 hours at a time, or I HAVE to burn 1,000 calories, which I know is not smart. I would love to lose 7-10 pounds by May 15, which is my boyfriends 21st Birthday, so I want to look good!

I am usualljy a very sad person but i try my best to look pass my stress full teenage life. I enjoy going out and eating ma favourite food such as sweet and sour , fried, jerk, baked chicken along with fried rice. i am 5 feet 6 inhes and weight 143. I like to watching tv shows, moives, playing vedio game. comper games, texting, talking to friends and friend, etc.

I'm 24 and in law school, and the stress makes it really hard to stay on top of my diet and exercise plans. I lost about 55 lbs before starting law school, and I'd like to keep going!

I am 33 years old, married and a mother of two kids. My daughter is 5 and my son is 3, they are 18 months apart. After my daughter, i got back down to 139 in 6 months, and was pregnant with my son 10 months after i had my daughter. I think it was the motivation to get pregnant again that helped me loose the weight. I have tried many different things, but halfheartedly. I am currently following the skinny girl fitness program. I just bought a treadmill and my goal is to run every day. My husband and i both work full time and in addition my husband coach's football. To say my life is crazy busy is an understatement. It is my goal to reach my goal weight by my 34th birthday, September 15.

47yr old single Mom of 3 great boys ages 10, 12 &14. I really like being me - I just don't always love myself the way we always hope to find that unconditional love & acceptance from another special person. This isn't just about getting off the last few pounds & keeping it off - it's about building up the last few positive self attitudes & acceptances & keeping those on for life!

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