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Team Name: Late 20's getting fit
Members: 576
Location: 60067

Goals: To be a support for those who are getting close to 30 and want to once and for all make a change.

Profile: For anyone who's late 20's and wants support to feel and look better in your upcoming 30's than you did in your 20's!

Last posted: Monday, May 14, 2012, 3:34 PM

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I am a 26 year old woman working in health and wellness field. I enjoy sports and the arts. I sell jewelry part time for Lia Sophia.

I'm a 28-year old office worker, knitter, and computer gamer. I went on Jenny Craig with my mom in the summer of '05, and lost about 60 pounds in the first year I was on the program... bringing me to a size I haven't been since Junior High. I've kept going to my weekly check-ins at Jenny, but been less consistent with food and exercise, and have been stalled out, bouncing around within 10 pounds from that point for the last year and a half. I'm glad I haven't gained it back, but getting sick of being stuck where I am when I have at least another 40 pounds I'd like to lose. My husband of almost 6 months and I are headed to a music festival in California over the 4th of July weekend, and I'd like to drop 10 pounds a month between now and then to get to my goal (though right now I'll take *any* movement in the right direction that sticks around for more than a week!)

I am 5ft 6in and 170lbs.

My name is Stephen, I once weighed 500+ lbs.IN 11/2 years i lost 200lbs making me my smallest in my life at 300lbs.I did this with a high protein diet with plenty of green veggies. well in the last 2 years i gained 90lbs back placing me at 390lbs ,i have yo-yo dieted myself back down to 363lbs.I am active for my large size,i was a pro wrestler for 8yrs but now that my job has crappy short term disability i haven't be as active. Not to mention my girlfriend makes me food and goodies all the time. i need support because most the people in my life are enablers.... I'm 29 and will be 30 in December, i have 2 children i need to be healthy for to stay in their lives. also reach me on myspace or, facebook search my email adress

I'm Jen, a 29 yr old SAHM with 3 girls - a 3 yr old and baby twins. I've been heavy my whole life and never really tried much to lose weight until after I got married and wanted to have kids. Since then, I've been slowly losing. I'm not very good at losing, but I do pretty well maintaining because of the lifestyle changes I've made so far. My highest recorded weight was 313lbs.

I am almost 30 (mom of a 23 month old boy) and am trying to get back to a healthy weight. I started on May 1,2007 at 243 pounds. When I met my husband I weighed 145-150, had hardly any body fat, and was in the best shape of my life. We were both college athletes (we both have what I call addictive personalities and in college we were addicted to our sports and working out). Since marriage we have spent our time eating and drinking and socializing with friends and have both put on obscene amounts of weight. WE GOT FAT!!!!! I hate the fact that I am not in any pictures from my son's first year of life (I run when I see a camera) I want to be ME again. I am approaching this diet very different than others in the past. NO dieting but a lifestule change. If I mess up one meal on a Friday that does not give me free reign to eat everything in site until Monday morning when I start back again. UPDATE: Restarted program January 14,2008. I had lost 33 pounds after my start in May...made my goals for Cancun....then got back off track...I'm back and recommited!

My name is Maggie - I am a 28 yr old wife, mother of a 15 mo old little boy and a nursing student. So, needless to say, I am busy busy. I have been struggling to lose this remaining baby weight - about 7-10 lbs (depending on the day), but also need to lose a bit more! I know a lot about nutrition and exercise and have successfully lost weight and stayed fit for years in the past, but my weight crept up before I got preggo and now I am having the HARDEST time losing!!! I dont know what the deal is and I am getting DESPERATE!!!

I am married (3 years now!) to the love of my life. We don't have any kids--unless you count our 2 golden retrievers, Riley and Barkley. My husband is in the Navy and travels a lot. I am currently a student hoping to become a Physician Assistant.

I'm 27, I work in a library and I love to travel. I also enjoy reading, cooking, walking and movies. I've been dieting off and on since I was 11. I've joined Weight Watchers half a dozen times, and it always works, when I stick to it. Most recently, I've been counting ww points since January/07 - some weeks are more successful than others. But, with my Mediterranean Cruise coming up in a few weeks I'm extra motivated to lost even a few pounds and to increase my energy so I can enjoy my trip that much more. I'm most successful on Weight Watchers when I take the time to go through my cookbooks and carefully select recipes that I will find satisfying and that will fit into my points allowance for that meal. Although it can take a long time to find a recipe, get the right ingredients, cook and clean up after - especially the cleaning up after - it is the best way for me. I'm happy with myself for making the effort and I'm happy with the food I'm eating so I don't feel like I'm depriving myself of anything. Lately, I've been challenging myself to figure out first exactly what it is I want and then find a low points way of having it. It certainly keeps me busy, which also stops me from sitting on the couch all night and eating anything I can easily grab. By the time I've made supper, eaten and cleaned up, I'm tired and I don't want to think about food anymore.

I'm a 28 year old single professional woman, currently working in public finance and budgeting. In the past few years I have finished graduate school, quit smoking and given up coffee. Now it's time to get active and lose the 20lbs I put on doing all of the above. I enjoy hiking, walking, yoga and weight training. I live around the corner from a nice YMCA that I am trying to make good use of. At 5'1", my goal weight is 125-130.

Eat. Sleep. Sociology. grad school has caused me to put on about 30 pounds. The first ten wasn't so bad, it gave me curves in good places. The second ten was less welcome... and that final ten... well that just put me over the edge. It has got to go!

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 28, married for 5 years and live in FL. I'm 5'4" and was in cheerleading in high school and college. I was a little above average weight in HS, but in college I actually started working out, which I hadn't done before. I began lifting weights and watching what I ate, and I religiously stuck to it, making it a lifestyle change. I maintained my weight loss for all 4 years, plus the year after until I got married. Then I stopped being so careful with food choices, and most important, stopped working out. I've gained 30 lbs in the 5 years I've been married. I don't fit into any of my clothes and am unhappy with myself. I'm miserable when I see pictures of what I look like now compared to what I looked like then. I have no excuse except laziness!

30 year old nursing student. Started gaining weight at 18 after I had my son. I am a single parent and lead a very busy lifestyle. It's hard to stay on track when your constantly on the go, but no more excuses, I need to do this!

I am a full time mom and student trying to get finished with school, maintain healthy eating habits while shedding some pounds, and just live life!!

I am a 37 year old single female who has struggled with weight most of my life. I am a yo-yo, I guess. I lost 72 lbs in 2.5 years on WW, but have since gained almost half of it back. I do cardio 3-4 times a week, sometimes more, and have a hard time staying encouraged when I don't lose an ounce. I still have the WW mentality and follow the good eating habits, but I do have a sweet tooth, too. I carry photos of my before (weighing 208.4) with me as a constant reminder of where I refuse to go again. I look at photos of me when I was at my thinnest and get depressed. I am young, attractive, a great catch, but when it comes to love and dating, I don't think I am good enough or that anyone would ever really love me. I live in South Florida, but originally from Chicago.

24-year-old, wife of one fantastic hubby, mommy to three energized little boys! Years of bad choices have definitely caught up to me! Help!!

My name is Maggie, I'm 29 years old and I live in Neenah, Wisconsin. I live on my own with my cat Carly. I'm currently single and have no children. I'm on disability but want to work. I have a brother, a sister in law, a niece and two half sisters. I like reading, writing, the internet, movies, music, cardmaking and volunteering.

I am currently the most out of shape that I have ever been..used to be fit weighed 115 and i had a six pack..Now I weigh 140...5"4..just joined a gym 3 weeks ago today and I joined a weight loss program there..Ive lost 2 lbs so far and 1 percent of my body fat.

I am a 26 year old stay at home mom. My son is 9 months old and I now weigh as much as I did at 9 months. Before my pregnancy, I was 150lbs and a size 9. I now weigh 209lbs and am wearing a size 13. I would like to be 150lbs and a size 7/8.

I'm not such a recent grad-- I have a degree in Bio-Systems Engineering (98) and an MBA (04)-- I worked a "professional" job for 7 years and recently went out on my own as a real estate investor and realtor. I live with my boyfriend of many years; he's a fabulous cook! We eat out at restaurants and drink too much beer with friends. All this fun combined with my chaotic life has resulted with an increase of about 20-30 pounds since college. I can't wait to be 123 again (my "prime")! We did just get a puppy so we're training her to walk in the park and maybe to run.

I'm 26. I've always been a little soft. I have some flab that I want to get rid of. I graduated a year ago and have been working at a computer since. I've been working hard to get healtier. I can feel it slowly happening, but the scale is being stubborn - but muscles are good. :) I need a little help to get me over the hump.

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

I am a married 27-year-old stay-at-home mom. I feel sometimes like I am two seperate people. The one who looooves to eat (I am a foodie!) and the one who is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle. I was the latter girl once, before my second child. I have been a yo-yo dieter for a long time. I spend way too much time obsessing over food and my weight. Sometimes I weigh myself multiple times in a day. I know alot about food and execise. I would like to make it part of my career some day.

I'm 29, married for three years - and have spent most of that year packing on weight I never saw coming. I was always pear-shaped, but decently thin, and it seemed like one day I turned around and couldn't fit into a single pair of pants that I owned. I work full-time, and have very little motivation when it comes to working out. I need support to make healthy choices and get to the gym.

i am a single 29yr old female. i have one cat but four are at my home at this time. i don't know how that happen. i work as a phlebotomist at a local hospital. i have diabetes for almost ten years and i still haven't been able to keep in control.

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.

Just began a professorship and want to maintain my 170 pounds or slowly lose about 10 pounds. I mostly want to get some muscle toning though, i feel very jiggly even thougH I've lost some weight! I also just haven't been taking great care of myself and want to start doing better so I feel better. This is my "about me" from January of 2007 (referncing my PT experience of May 06!): Last may I started peer trainer at 185lbs and it helped me to get in shape for a half marathon and lose about 10 pounds. unfortunately, in the stress of finishing my dissertation this year I have sacrificed sleep and exercise and have ballooned up to 200lbs! My size 16 pants and feeling tight. Starting next week, I begin writing my dissertation rather than working the lab, and I'm hoping to build a new schedule with SLEEP, GOOD EATING, and GREAT EXERCISE. I want to 1) get 8 hrs of sleep 2) eat 5 fruits/vegs a day 3) get some kind of cardio activity 4-5x/week, though some can be short 4) do yoga 1x/ week 5) do weights at least 1x/week If I can do this from Jan 15- March 7th (my defense date) I will be THRILLED!! I'm a 26 year old grad student and have put on about 40 pounds in the last 5 years of being here. I basically have another job in addition to being a student, so finding time is really hard for me.

I'm 28, and I work as an executive assistant to the CEO & president of a marketing company. I live in the bronx but work in upper Westchester. I have been carrying a lot of extra weight for several years now. I start and stop dieting regularly but I really want to loose this weight for good. I feel like I never have any time to commit to loosing the weight though. I know I looked so much better when I weighed less.

I'm 28 years old and would like to lose 25 pounds. I travel a lot for work and have a hard time keeping a consistent diet and exercise schedule.

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 am a focused and dedicated 28 year old female who's weight has fluctuated back and forth since 2001. I work full time and sit at a computer for most of the day. So my exercise at work is minimal and resisting the food that my co-workers bring into the office is hard. In January 2006 I was at my highest weight ever of 181 and I stand at 5'1. Currently my weight is 166. In May 07 I have what my doctors considered to be a major surgery to remove seven cysts from my ovaries and uterus. Because of this I had to take a break from exercising for over 9 weeks until I regained my strength and recoup my body. Since then I have been trying to get in shape. I have one child (11 years old boy) that I gave birth to and and a 15 year old foster son. Since my surgery I have alot more energy, determination and confidence. It seems to be rather hard for me to lose weight (i believe because of my eating habits). I have no problem exercising but making the right food choices is where I seem to lack. I really have no reason why I havent been able to lose all of the weight and keep it off ... but I look forward to starting new today. Your encourage is greatly appreciated in advance!

About two years ago I worked really hard and went from about 250 to 195, but gained it back after moving across the country. I remember how wonderful and strong and capable I felt, and I want nothing more than to get that feeling back, and this time keep going! I moved to Durham, NC from Seattle, WA in the fall of 2006 to be closer to my boyfriend, a PhD student at Duke. I'm a live-in nanny to three children ages 4, 2 and 4 months.

I am a 25 year old vegetarian.Started doing a desk job and since then haven't been able to get back in shape.I have been a total vegetarian all my life and refrain from eating eggs.I have erratic eating habits.But now have totally cut down on snacking and carbonated soft drinks.I don't drink or smoke.

I am 25 years old, married for 5 years, work in the pathology dept of my local hospital

I am 28 years old (single) and just made a major life change. I quit my job, moved out of state, and decided to go back to school! I am currently living in a city where I don't know anyone. I'm in class 8 hrs. a day, but when I get home the boredom sets in and I'm finding it hard to avoid the emotional eating. Since I've gained weight I have become a totally different person--I have low self-esteem and no energy. I can't wait to change all of that and get the old me back!!!

My name is Brandy, I'm 27 years old and live in Pottstown, PA. I've worked in the medical field doing a couple different things, but right now I am doing medical data entry. I am not married, but I live with my boyfriend. I don't have any children, but hope to in the next 7 years. I've had a weight issue since 5th grade and have never been able to lose weight. My weight just keep going up, up, and away and I can't seem to stop it. I don't want to live like this anymore, I just want to have a life that I enjoy living ! I feel like I've wasted my life so far because of my weight and I don't want to waste anymore time !

So, I guess I need to update this. I am living in a town away from my home town, staying at home and not working to take care of my boyfriends parents who are both sick. I am going to school to be a nurse, hopefully, and am ready to be a full time student again. I have been dieting for about 4 months, and am ready to really get into it again.

i'm a 25 year old guy from the UK, a theology graduate who became a postman. i've been on the large side since starting university and it escalated until my final year when i made a concerted effort to get into shape to play rugby. after leaving uni i quit the rugby and got fatter and fatter and now at 280lbs i am at my heaviest. i'm worried about my long term health but also just wanting to lose the 'Jolly Big Fella' tag and get a grip on my lifestyle again. if i can achieve my goal i would certainly consider it my biggest achievement since leaving high school.

I am a Registered Nurse at a Children's Hospital. I have a really bad habit of eating food during work, especially in the afternoon. I do well up until lunch time and then I get out of control. Right now it feels as though my weight just keeps climbing. I use to be able to maintain it at 150 with no problems and I felt pretty good but now it's close to 160 and that just freaks me out! I love to exercise but I also love to eat!

i'm a 26 year-old single mom who stays at home for now but is looking for work. my son is 14 months old and has cystic fibrosis. this is a fatal genetic disease that offers him a 50% chance of living to 40. i am his primary caregiver and his treatments take a couple of hours a day on top of chasing a toddler around. becasuse of his cf he is prescribed a high fat diet (super for me) i have always struggled with my weight and never was satisfied with how i looked. of course i always look back and think that i looked so much better, but of course didn't thisnk so then. the picture above is my son's first time at the beach and instead of enjoying all the pictures i cried at the sight of me in a bathing suit. i desperately want to start dating again and find the love of my life but am afraid basically because of my wieght. during my pregnancy i went from 180 to 235 and now i am at 210. i never thought i would break 200 going up and now i can't seem to break it going down.

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'm 28 and live in the Tacoma area. I'm a graphic designer, married with two dogs, trying to start a family, and hoping to loose the 30 pounds I've put on over the last 4-5 years.

27 year old female. I'm self employed as a photographer which means i tend to work a lot from home.... don't move as often as i should do well, unless i on a photo-shoot ...... would like to get into shape and tone up. No particularly aiming to be skinny, just a healthy maintainable weight

I am 26 years old and working as an interior designer in a small firm. For most of my life I have been fairly athletic thanks to 12 years of ballet, 3 of cheerleading and 2 of danceteam. When I made a huge move for school, I left behind all my friends and apparently my happiness. Once I began a fairly intensive 5-year architecture program I left behind my normal weight of 125lbs and started packing on the pounds and learned a whole bunch of extremely unhealthy eating/coping habits. Now I am out of school and I need to face this issue, gain back my health and maybe even get to the point where I feel comfortable joining a dance class once again.

I am a Latina health professional starting a new job. Married 2 yrs. Scooby (my dog) and I take daily walks for 2 miles, since 4/2007. In college I gained 30lb and have lost only 10b since then.

I'm 27 and work in the fashion industry. I want to loose the weigth I gained after college because I stopped working out and started eating all the wrong foods... I want to wear the trendy clothes and feel comfortable!!!

I was pretty cute through high school (although I thought I was fat) I got married at 22 and weighed about 135 which is pretty small for me, but still could have lost 10. 1...2...3...just recently 4 kids later I am at my all time high.I think I have lost the initial "baby" weight from my newborn (she is 9 weeks old) and the rest I think I have to do on my own. I have been married for 9 years, we have 4 girls, ages 7,6,3 and 9 weeks. My husband is great and supportive and never makes me feel bad about my weight. I am really unhappy with my appearance and want to change that...

I'm a 27/f graduate student. I'd like to lose a few extra pounds that I've somehow (!) piled on the past couple of years. I was up to about 145 or 150, and I'd like to get back to 130.

I'm 25 years old and have been marred for 6 years. I was 110 when we got together and now i am 185! We have a 2 1/2 year old son and hoping for one more baby. I am currently on Weight Watchers and have 50 more lbs to go.I weigh in at w.w. on Thursdays so I will update everyone every week!!! I work part time, but will be a stay at home mom if we have another baby. I started w.w. at the end of October, but had surgery dec. 21st and that has slowed down my weight loss because i haven't been able to exercise for five weeks now..i can resume fri. the 1st of feb. well i guess that is enough about me.

I'm a 29 year old researcher.

29 year old office worker who commutes to work, I gained weight after University due to my sedentary lifestyle, got down about it and began to comfort eat. In Autumn 2006 I ran the Paris 20k and then the city semi-marathon in March 2007, shedding around 5/6 kilos, but I quickly regained it when I stopped training due to sheer lack of motivation. Plus, if I'm honest with myself, a more indulgent diet...

single 29 want to look hot for my 30th may 2008

27 y/o female living in the deep south. I work a fairly stressful job in the corporate office of an academic medical center. (This can mean a LOT of sitting at my desk.) I've been living with my boyfriend for the past 18 months and have put on 5 pounds (I had lost 15 in the year that we were dating but not living together) I'm in decent shape right now (135, 5'5") but I would like to lose about 5-10 pounds just to feel better (my "skinny" pants don't look as great as they used to) and also in preparation for the summer.

I am 26, from S. California and have been incredibly overweight my entire life. I finally have a job I love and am ready to do what it is I need to do to be the person on the outside that I want to be.

27 y/o Software Engineer, working on an M.B.A., single, no children

I live with my boyfriend near Charlotte, NC

29, Married, 2 kids(8 and 4) 5'5" 194lbs

I am a hard working (sales/sales management=stress) 27/m, recently engaged. I am at my desk about 10 hours a day. I love to cook, am pretty good at it, and love to eat the results! I am an ex-jock, played 3 sports and worked out every day in H.S. Went to party college, worked-out off & on. Haven't really been dedicated in over 5 years, and have steadily added 30+ lbs (max was 195).

28-year-old single mother. I am a nurse, working nights. Going back to school, trying to work and be a mom, and stress caught up with me. I gained 30 lbs over 3 years. Now that I've graduated, I would like and need to get healthy.

I'm a 25 year old full-time college student. I've been overweight most of my life but once I stopped ice skating at 16 i gained a lot in a short period of time. I also gained 10-20 more pounds when I went to college at 18.

I am a elementary teacher. Teachers and students are always bringing snacks to share. I have a terrible time saying "NO" to snacks. Also, when I eat...I eat way too fast!

I'm college educated, 28, married for 5 years with two kids. I am also a bit of a workaholic and keep late hours. To sustain my current weight given a sedentary lifestyle, I should consume 1750 calories a day. To lose 1-2 lbs a week, I need to run a 750 calories deficit through healthy eating and exercise.

I'm a 30 yr old girl here in NYC. I like to enjoy the city, eat out and go clubbing from time to time. Besides that, I take pretty good care of myself. I'm also a RN and graduate student, I'm constantly busy and exausted.

I am a 27 y.o. female who has recently finished study and has landed a job in advertising. Since beginning work, I have been out drinking with my friends ALL THE TIME! This, along with sitting at a computer all day at work, has led to rapid weight gain. I have been a curvy size 14 for the past 5 years, but my weight has crept up to a size 16 lately and I am very unhappy with my body at the moment.

I am 28 years old and recently married (070707). I have 2 "kids" a Rottie named Tank and a German Shepherd named Chewbacca. I currently live in AZ. My family calls me their "Social butterfly" because I am always on the go. I work hard so that I can play even harder! I am a huge Dallas Cowboy's fan, so football season is my favorite time of year!

I am a 28 year old Kindergarten teacher. I have two daughters who are 4 and 7. I love to sing and read and teach. I am desperate to loose weight. I need encouragement. I weigh 247 pounds and I am a size 20.

I am in my late 20s and I have been overweight since I was a teen. I have recently gotten off of a 3 yr stint on prednisone which caused me to gain a lot of weight. I am still working to take all of that weight, plus some, off.

I am 28 years old, married, with a 3 year old son. I am the EDW Operations Manger for I grew up on a horse farm, played Ice Hockey and so I was very active. Now I live a very sedentary life stile with a job where I sit in front of the computer all day. I currently weigh 208 lbs

just turned 27 and undergoing a lot of stress from life. I've turned to food as a stress reliever. The extra weight gain has made me more self conscious of my looks, adding to more stress. I am looking to just stay healthy and fit.

Female, 27 years old, full-time library science master's student, half-time receptionist at Dr.'s office. Stuck in front of a computer most of the day. Thanks ONLY to good genes I'm technically not overweight according to my BMI, but my ratio of fat-to-muscle is way off...and I'm just not in shape. My clothes and my knees say I could stand to lose 15 lbs. or so. Doesn't sound like much, but I've never had to think about what I eat before, EVER, so this is a brand-new experience for me. My diet is alright (probably a little butter-heavy; I love to cook), but NEED to exercise to deal with stress, depression and inactivity.


I am a 26 y.o. married mother to 2 and a step-mother to 1 more. I have always struggled with my weight. I am currently 5' 10" and weight 185.6 pounds. About 2 1/2 years ago I started Atkins after my second daughter was born and lost 50 pounds over the course of 6 months and was down to 163. I felt great about my weight loss, but still felt Iike I had more to lose and my body still wasn't the way I wanted it. My first baby was huge (over 10 lbs.) and my stomach stretched quite a bit so I have a lot of extra flab. Over the last year I have gained 20 pounds back and am now determined to lose weight the healthy way, by eating right and exercising, so I can tone and keep the weight off.

i'm 24 years old i'm almost 6' and i weigh about 100lbs more then i should. i have always been fat and i'm generally ok with it. i have learned to love myself for me but i want to be health, i want to live a long life. i'm very busy but have not life, i'm going to school to get my LMHC, i work as a counselor, and i still live at home with my fat parents. in my house we use humor to make life better and as good as that can be, it sometimes maks it hard to changes your habits becuse everything is a joke. My whole life my family and myself have been fat but only now do i look back as say "i can't belive i thought i was fat what i wouldn't do to look like that now" but the thing it is i never do anything to do it. (guess i never really wanted it that bad) the think is its hard to get support from my family becuse when its there it never really lasts that long and i want to be in this for life, not just for a little bit, till i lose some weight, i want to change my life and my way of thinking

26 years old....needs new motivation in life....

i'm a female grad student. about 2 years ago i visited a nutritionist and followed her diet. i've lost 20 pounds, but have been struggling to keep it off - recently, i've gained back probably about 8-10 pounds and now i'd really like to lose them :)

Just began an MBA program, and dealing with those stresses...I have been an athlete since high-school. But struggled with eating and inactivity once I got a desk-job... Training for my 2nd marathon, but still gaining weight. (Yay carb-loading..) I want to get back to the energetic body I had.

Have fallen into a habit snacking, inactivity and poor meals (quick and random food combos). I am looking to avoid the pitfalls (binging, mindless eating, inactivity.....) and ideally drop one pants size by the end of May while becoming fit and healthy.

29 years old - 4 kids (ages 13, 11, 8, 7) work FT and in committed relationship for nearly 5 years. I was in wonderful shape just before meeting him but now I have someone to eat with and gained about 40 pounds in our first 2 years! I just started working out and have so far lost about 8 pounds!!

Geologist that works full time and also getting my masters in Petroleum Eng.

I am 27 and a Preschool teacher. I want to be fit and to have more energy.

I am 25 years of age. Engaged to a wonderful man and friend. I am generally happy and a bit child like. Love to eat, laugh, play and dance.

Part time student and full time office worker, my SO works long hours which means that we eat late and eat a fair bit of take out as some nights I am too tired to cook by the time he gets home. We moved from a small town to large city about a year ago and have found it really hard to meet people here, which leaves me lots of time for mindless eating.

I am 27 years old and a married mommy of a 10 month old.

I am unhappy with myself and I want that to change. I am usually confident, or at least I used to be and I am so self-conscious I do not know what to do. I work full time, I go to school full time and the rest of the time I am exhausted, I need more energy to enjoy life.

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'm 28, and i'm in the process of applying to grad school. Since October of '06, i've lost fifty three pounds. (and i've won two 'biggest loser' contests at work!) I still have a good way to go, as i have years of being overweight/obese to make up for. I like to knit, read, swim, and cycle.

27/f/Kentucky SAHM to 2 & 3 year old little girls. Kept up the same eating habits since I was a child, I'm just not as active now and it's coming back to haunt me. After giving birth to my girls, my weight got out of control.

I am a 28 year old professional with a significant other and a dog at home

Married with three children; I'm a 28 year old attorney. Live in the country; work in the city.

I have always been a disordered eater and I don't have a healthy relationship with food. I am looking to focus on health.

founder of Simple2Web (dot) com i've managed to maintain constant physical exercise for 4.5 yrs

I am a 26 year old graphic designer, newly single after a very long non-married relationship. It's time to put taking care of myself first. I also enjoy reading, writing, ceramics, listening to music and playing video games and MMORPG's.

I am almost 28, single, working for a software company.

26 y.o Active duty nurse in the Navy, work in a hospital, plagued by working long hours, nights, and all the unhealthy food at the hospital. Currently weight about 158, but could safely lose 15 more pounds to look leaner!

I'm just about to hit 30 years old, and for the past 4 years my weight has been slowly creaping up. I have been able to maintain it at a reasonable level with sporadic diet and exercise, but now I need to make a full time committment.

I used to be very active when I lived in Portland. I walked, biked, played tennis, did kickboxing, worked out at the gym, and played soccer. I felt and looked great. Since moving to Seattle 4 years ago, I've become increasingly sedentary and increased my alcohol consumption. I have made some changes for the better. I started doing yoga about a year ago. That's helped me feel more alert and alive, and my flexibility has of course increased. Now I have the confidence to begin a really serious health plan. My new boyfriend is going to be my partner in this. He knows a lot about nutrition and exercise. He has his own health goals, so we're going to do this together.

I'm a 28 yr old professional female currently finishing her degree in Mass Communications and a minor in International Relations. I'm pretty active, but we all get lazy from time to time.

I am a 29 year old male currently living in Bangalore. I am a software engineer and work mostly on embedded systems.

I generally feel healthy which kind of makes this aggravating. I rarely eat sweets, never eat fast food, etc. I'm a vegetarian so I incorporate tons of produce. I'm trying to cut back on the oil I cook with, but I've always used olive oil (the best as far as fats go) and I don't think I use too much. But I might as well try.

26, Indian, ,Living with someone who doesn't care to get in shape.

I'm a 26 active woman who just started school again. I just entered a fashion management program. Going back to college after having graduated two years ago, has me snacking all the time, stressing and pack on pounds. I can't fit in any of my clothes any more and can't stand myself. I need to loose those pounds!

I am 26 years old and work in the Law Enforcement field. I served 6 years in the Army Reserves as well including a tour in Iraq. I have neglected my diet and health for the past several years and would like to get back in the shape I was upon completing Army Basic training in 2001. (At that time I weighed 154 lbs so I know my goal is gonna be tough but not impossible.) I have fluctuated over the past 4 or 5 years being as heavy as about 207 and as light as about 180. I realize that this goal is going to take several months to reach but am willing to make the sacrifices to obtain it. My diet and beer drinking as well as sedentary lifestyle have all contributed to my weight gains and I believe that is where I need to start to kick this problem in the butt.

I'm a 27 year old working mom and a total foodie. Growing up I've always been skinny, I had "super" fast metabolism. And it felt like a "super powers!" LOL! Which was great at the time because I could eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and I never gained any weight at all! It was crazy! My friends and family were so impressed that I had such an appetite but somehow never gained any weight and to think I never had to work out or diet! Until about 4 years ago I started getting much too thin weighing in at about 105 lbs, I was always tired, lethargic, palpitating and my eye started buldging out slightly. After a visit to the doctor, it turned out that I had a hyperactive thyroid which was causing my body to metabolize at an extreme rate. It was getting dangerously unhealthy and I needed to under go treatment to get my thyroid levels to normal. So all these years, I was only skinny because I was sick. Now after 4 years of meds and treatment, my thyroid levels are finally normal and my body is metabolizing at a normal rate. I am 185 pounds. It's been a real struggle to shed off the pounds. I may have lost my super-fast-metabolism, but I'm on my way to being healthier and could use all the help and advice out there.

I've been living full time in an RV with my husband for the past two years. I'm a group fitness instructor, occasional short story writer and aspiring Personal Trainer.

HI! I'm 27yr old, married and working part time (32hrs) on third shift. I at one time was up to 170. I'm 5'6. Due to stress in my life I dropped to 124. Well that was some time ago and the numbers have gone up. Its very painfull to watch when you were given so much attention for losing weight (positive) and then to gain it all back. Well, my scale wont be getting any higher BABY!!!!

I am 26, living in Des Moines, IA with my bf. I enjoy yoga, bulldogs and cross country trips.

I'm a full time graduate student in Speech Path. I love working out... lifting, running, cycling.... Live in Birmingham, AL

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 married without kids, Petopleum engineer but not working right now. I was size 0 when i came to USA, now i'm 4. I'm trying to keep my butt, and breast size, and improve my belly and arms.

i just turned 28 yrs old and am a community relations manager at a nonprofit agency. now that i'm a couple years from the big 3-0, i really want to get in shape! plus, my 10 yr high school reunion is next year, soooooo - i need to get back up to par! i love to run and have started training again so i can be ready for races in the spring, and will add light weight training this month. i also love fun sports like bike riding and kick boxing. i'm not married, have no kids, but have a boyfriend and have definitely taken on the mindset of fat and happy. :)

I gained 60 pounds when I moved to Los Angeles in 2003. In 2004, I begain the long struggle to lose that weight. Which I did 18 months later. But as of August 2007, my doctor informed me that she would like me to lose another 60 pounds by May 2008. I didn't start dieting till December due to my recent marriage and going back to school. But now I'm ready to focus on losing more weight. I doubt 60 but I bet I could do 20 by May 2008.

I am a 26 year old pharmacist from Peoria, IL. I am 26, single and I really do love to workout. I currently teach RPM at my gym and compete in triathlons all summer. I just struggle so much to lose this extra 20 -30 lbs because of my diet.

I am 28, married, working towards my license as an architect. I have two awesome dogs. I have always struggled with my weight. My weight has yo-yo'd since high school with my heaviest at 172lbs in college. I look the best I've ever looked in my life right now and I'm determined to keep it that way and look even better. My husband is terrific but his eating habits are terrible (fireman) and he's zero help in that department. We have both gained weight since getting married but as always it is more acceptable for the man than the woman. I'm terrified of getting pregnant and never being able to lose the weight from it. I'm hoping if my habits are good and stay good before I get pregnant it will carry over throughout and make it easier for me to lose weight after we have children.

I'm 28 yr old IT professional, which translates to "I sit on my butt all day". 5'4 - 127lbs

I used to be very good about working out and eating pretty healthy. After my wedding last July I changed jobs and put on weight with the stress. I want to lose the weight I gained and get back to my healthy lifestyle of tracking my points and working out five days a week or more.

I currently took a job as a marketing assistant for a local mining company. With my new job, I need to find the time to consistently working out everyday.

grad student with a history of weight fluctuations and struggles

I am trying to get in shape and blogging about it at In my late 20's and ready to really do this!!

I'm a 26 y/o stay-at-home mom with a beautiful 11 mo. old daughter. I weighed in this morning at 161. I'm 5'2", so that's definitely too much weight for me! I have 6 more pounds to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight and then I'd like to work on being more fit and active before we have more babies!

I am a mom of 1. He is 14 months old. I am married and am also in grad school. I am staying very busy! I love to work out and eat...which is probably why I gained weight in the first place.

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 26 years old and a law student. Before joining PT, I lost about 30 pounds and kept it off for two years. The weight started creeping back on after I came back to school. I am determined to lay the foundation for a healthy, fit lifestyle before I graduate!

im 28 n a father of 1 yr, i had lost 77 Lbs in past when i was 24 but that was just after college and soon i got into my proffesion of highway construction and also got married - both factors added lots of joy n happiness to my life and i gained those extra 83 Lbs again. So now i want to Loose that again n be a Lean Machine.

I am 28 years old. I have been married for 3 years and have a wonderful husband and dog, Jake. Last year I was diagnosed with cervical cancer but have been cancer free since of May 2007. Being sick made me retain lots of weight since Iw as not able to exercise. I am a teacher and have been for 5 years! I am going back to school in January for my leadership add-on.

I was always a very active teenager and early 20s with sport, however a serious eye injury and afterwards ankle injury put a stop to that. I didn't get really fit again until I worked on the building sites in Brisbane for 6 months 5 years ago, and I have lost toning and developed more fat since. I am looking to loose body fat mainly.

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 23 years old... I love making handmade jewelry. Still discovering who I am and what I want.. as things change I will update. =)

I am 25 and i work in Market Research. My husband and I were really good about fitness and nutrition when we graduated college, but now in our later 20's things have gone somewhat down hill.

Hi, I'm 27 years old, single, and I live in Seattle. Sort of. I'm a human performance consultant who travels about 98% of the time for work. I think I spend as much time on planes as many flight attendants! I love what I do for work, and I enjoy traveling to new places and taking scenic photos as well. I enjoy music, reading short stories, home organization / decor and SLEEPING! I am ashamed to admit how much I've let the travel schedule, long work hours and constant eating out pile on the pounds. I have gained 60+ pounds over the past 18 months and can no longer even squeeze into my jeans or comfortably button many dress shirts.

I am a 29 year old attorney in a super stressful firm. I am not very happy here, so I am struggling between focusing to get my work done (and not fired) and looking for another place. I am having a hard time concentrating, so this gives me anxiety in addition to the fact that i am not getting the work that needs to get done, done. It's a vicious cycle - get in, cannot focus to start working, by 11 a.m., start working, take frequent breaks, EAT OUT OF BOREDOM, 3 p.m. realize I have gotten nothing done, EAT BC ANXIOUS, stay later bc did not get my work done, upset my bf or roommate/best friend bc I am late and/or already ate (they are not mean, AT ALL, but I know they and others who I CANCEL ON or only drink water, are frustrated bc I am late, tired, stressed, not eating well). I am just tired of letting food dictate my decisions - how I feel, how I treat my family and bf, what I do, when and where I go and what I wear - it is not fun to have "no control" over your life!!

late 20s IT, desk job... just bought a house so I should be active this spring and summer at least! I love yoga, travel, languages, ethnic foods and dancing. Just getting back into shape after a few sedentary years and a back injury

5'10", 185 lbs though most of it is in my legs (very solid and toned) and I gain weight in my mid-section (genetics). single, marketing pro and business owner, no kids, former athlete, ultra-procrastinater (but I'm working on that in 2008)

About to turn 29 yrs old and would love to be back to weighing 127 lbs.

I'm a 28 year old man who needs to loose about 100 lbs to reach my goal weight of 165lbs. So I've got a ways to go. I've lost about 50 lbs in the past, but it all came back when I got really busy with school. Ironically, I'm a medical professional I know a lot about the body. Practice on the other hand, turns out to be a bit more difficult.

I've lost weight before, when my husband was still healthy and we went cycling together in the hills above Berkeley. But he's had two strokes in the last five years, and the "chubby girl" of our early college relationship has now become "fat woman." No more. Late twenties, graduate student at UCLA, married, two cats, love cooking.

I'm an accountant working on my CPA. I have two dogs: Bear, an Australian Shepard and Molly, a Great Dane. I also have a parrot named Sparky. I love the band Pearl Jam and am a big fan of Henry Rollins. I'm very slowly working on the 100 greatest books of the 20th century and discovered a home in John Steinbeck. I'm currently training for my first 1/2 marathon. The Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN April 25th. A year ago I could barely run a mile and now I'm going to try for 13.1. phew. That number starts to scare me every time I think about it. :)

I think I've always been overweight to varying degrees. Worst 185 (84kg). Best 147 (67kg). Goal 140 (63kg). I want to understand better how to make the right food choices and not let my emotions control my eating.

I'm a mom of two - 5 yrs. and 2 yrs. I work full-time and have had a difficult time losing the excessive weight I gained while pregnant with my first child. Weight from the second child seemed to come off a little easier, but now it's starting to come back.

College grad and working full time as an industrial engineer.

I am a 27 yr old, fairly newly wed working in the wonderful world of Enterprise Risk. I am currently studying for my CPA exam, so I am constantly feeling guilty if I don't do any studying in my free time. I'll like to lose the weight before I get pregnant in a couple of years.

I bought a car two years ago and gave up my gym membership! I gained 30 pounds in half a year! It was so embarrassing and I haven't been able to stick to a diet since. I currently have no energy and buy clothes not because I like them but because they fit. In this picture I look pregnaut and whenever I wear this baby doll tops I am afraid people will think that I am.


I am a military wife and mother of one. I have been overweight ever since I had my daughter 5 years ago. I have tried many different weight loss programs and have lost some weight but have always gained it back. I am far from family and friends and it is hard to stay motivated.

Where to I'm 28 yrs old, single and overweight. I'm like the Bridget Jones of 2008. I work in a hospital setting actually as a Dietary aide and I think I should really own up to the job title. Plus, I'm in competition with my slightly overweight older Anyhoo, I want to gain back my zest for life and hopefully find a potential mate.( man I sound like a monkey) and just feel good about my body image on a more regular basis. I love movies and all kinds of music..Currently indie and country music is what gets me through the day.. I love being with good friends , ( minus the food) especially you Betts. I love to laugh, I love my little weiner and love hanging with the fam.

A few months ago I moved back to Seattle from Laguna Beach and proceeded to immediately gain 10 pounds. When I am in Seattle I love to eat and watch tv; when in Laguna Beach I loved to eat well and run. I was first motivated to get in shape when I moved to California in 2003 right after my before picture was taken. Since living in CA I have become an avid runner.

I'm a 27 year old woman, working full time and living with my partner and two dogs. I'm looking to ramp up my exercise, lose some weight and feel better overall. I'm vegetarian, pre-diabetic and a little sensitive to food. I love water, avocado, hommus and potatoes!

28 y.o. female, recently gained about 15-20 pounds in the past year. looking to shed the weight and get back to my normal size.

I'm a 28 year old grad student. I started working out agressively 7-8 years ago and lost about 45 pounds...but in trying to keep my workout interesting and start to incorporate more weight training (as well as allowing myself to eat more of the foods I had sworn off earlier), I gained back 15-20. I know my lifestyle wasn't too healthy at my lowest weight and would like to make better choices and lose an extra 10 or so pounds in a way that I can maintain.

26 yr old grad student

28, Single Female. I was fairly active in highschool, but have always been over weight. The last year has been a rough one for me, and I've put about 25 new lbs on my already overweight frame. I need to lose 80lbs total, but am starting with a goal of 40. 80 just seems so insane!

I'm a 30 year old with a BA in English Lit. I also attended culinary school in France and graduated with a degree in cuisine and pastry.

I began intentional weight loss at the beginning of February 2007. The catalyst was my highest weight of 252. I lost 18 pounds as of November and then ruined it at Thanksgiving by gaining 6 pounds. After realizing the sick ways that I try to find loop holes. I rededicated myself to this effort. I am currently under medical supervision to loose the weight. Seeing my grandmother on Hospice as a result of complications from Heart Disease and Type II Diabetes, I decided, I am changing my family tree, starting with me.

I'm a pretty healthy eater. Which is frustrating because I don't think I should be this weight considering what I eat.

I made a new year's resolution to lose the weight!I was considered by dr.s to be obese. I have lost 40 since my largest weight and am now not considered overweight. I want to lose ten more to goal and maintain.

I am 28 and do not want to go another year short of my potential. My greatest fear is living with regret. That is is exactly what I am going to do if I do not conquer my food dependencies. I find my biggest challenge is the overshadowing sense if I don’t fill my stomach to the level of my emotional satisfaction, I will not be happy. Logically I know how ridiculous that sounds, but that doesn't seem to make a difference. Fortunately I still have a fight in me, I am just getting tired doing it on my own.

i've been working out now consistently since july 07. i've lost about 20 lbs. but hit a wall, so i'm looking for some additional help/resources to push myself harder.

I am 27 years old and live just outside Phoenix. I share my home with my husband and two kids w/fur. I work at a desk job as a business analyst and really enjoy it, but wish I was more active. I just finished training/walking a half marathon two weekends ago with friends and can't wait to do another race!

I'm a full time graduate working on my thesis. I find it difficult to stay motivated and on course to lose weight.

I got married about 2 years ago to the love of my life and He has made me open my eyes to a whole new meaning of life! I have always been over weight scence I was 5 years old and I want to know what it feels like to live life without the aches and the pains. So far I have lost 50lbs. and I can't belive the difference I already feel. I have recently got into a rut and I am here for the support to reach my goal! I currently work 2 jobs and am going back to college so this maybe a harder task then I thought but I am not giving up and I am ready for this change. I am ready to live my life and no longer be a slave to food and obesity.

My name is Becky. I'm 28 years old and married. I have never been super skinny. Growing up, I was always heavier than the other kids. In 8th grade I was 150 lbs. In 9th grade I magically lost 15 lbs and I weighed 135. In high school I weighed about 140 - 145. I could eat whatever I wanted. Senior year I ate a hamburger and french fries for lunch almost everyday. Once high school was over the weight piled on. By the end of 1999 I was up to 210 lbs! Ever since then I've been on diet after diet, trying to lose the weight. Currently I am about 167.

I'm 25 and live in SW Missouri. I have a wonderful wife and two great kids. I gained most of my weight after I was married because I had to change priorities, but now I've got to change them again so I can continue to be there for my kids and have a good time with them as they get older.

I am a mother of an almost 3 year old. Been married for 8 years. I am a 6th grade teacher. I am 26.

I am 29 years old and the mother of one wonderful little girl. I am currently working on my second degree (Bachelor's in Health & Wellness) and work full time for a prominent Rheumatologist.

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.

Will be 27 in less than a week. Work a lot! I have two jobs - one as an employee, the other as an owner of a small biz in Seattle

I am 27 years old, married, and have a wonderful little boy. When I actually go to the gym I like it- alot. I need motivation and encouragement. I didn't really have anyone to talk to about my weight and overeating till I met some great friends on peertrainer! I've been dieting my whole life. I think that is why it is sooooo hard to lose weight this time (after having my son). I think I just need support from people who understand me and who also need support and motivation. I NEED TO LOSE THIS WEIGHT FOR ME!!!!

I am a 28 year old lawyer who used to be athletic, but who has grown very soft since finishing school. I used to love rock climbing and running, but now I struggle with both sports because I have gained over 30 pounds in the last year. I am not married, but I have a wonderful labrador retriever who will be 2 years old this spring.

I am 29 years old, living with my boyfriend, roomates, two dogs and cat. I work 40 hours a week Monday through Friday.

Almost 30, software developer, single. Never really had a consistent exercise regimen, but now I need one. My weight was always average and I'd never had a problem with it, but now I'm starting to put on pounds and I'm sick of it. It's time to take charge. Write fantasy novels in my spare time (not yet published). Left the Air Force in 2001.

I'm 28, 5'1", single (with bf) in NYC. Training for a half in May, also weight training 5 times a week. Trying to tone up all over for once! - and eat right.

6'4' and sit all day on my computer job.

I stay at home with my 2 little ones and do home-makery things. Love my husband- he's a hottie! I'm no longer late twentys.....big 3-0

I am 27, and last year my job required that I move to Huntsville AL. Basically I am alone here and as a result I went from 230 lb to 275-280. I am a 3D computer modeler, so I sit in front of a computer for hours and hours....

I am 29. I have three kids and a wonderful husband. My family dose not understand why I want to lose more weight. I have a big fear of being fat and unhealthy. I am looking for suport and understanding in loseing the last 10 pounds. I am a college student and will gatuate in one year. My goal is to be a pr school teacher.

I'm from the states but living in Japan. I've always struggled with my weight, but I was pretty happy with my size when I came to Japan. I've gained about 40 kilos in the last year and a half. I have no energy and can't fit into the clothes I brought.

I am a busy graduate student in her late 20s trying to lead a healthier, sustainable active lifestyle. I managed to lose 15 lbs on PT, but gained it all back after I took a "break" over my summer travels. I'm trying to return to my goal weight and get this exercise regimen back into my life.

I'm 29, married and living in Italy, land of amazing food and restaurants! Over the last few years, my weight has crept up slowly to the point where I'm not happy with my shape and I have a lot of clothes that don't fit anymore. I work from home so I need extra motivation to stay on track.

I work in a library, and read in my spare time.

I am 29 years old.....and getting ready to hit the big 3-0!!! Not only do I want to look fabulous for my Birthday but Im here for the long run.....I am making changes so i be here for my daughter and husband as long as I can. I quit smoking and have been smoke free for 8 months now! I gave up soda but have one occasionally, and I am active by dancing, body jam, zumba, turbo jam, C25K and Jillian Michaels 30 DS! Going to start Chalene Extreme soon. : )

I am a 28 year old woman and mother to a six year old. I lost focus on myself and now I weigh more than I did at nine months pregnant.

I am a female in my late twenties.

I am married I have 2 beautiful children. I work full time and am still trying to find balance between work family and myself!

I am 27 years old, and live with my boyfriend and our dog. I work a full-time job M-F and part-time weekends. I've dieted successfully in the past but each time I lose weight I seem to think I can revert to my old ways and I end up gaining it all back. I've never been able to stick with an exercise program.

I'm a 26 yo student, cramming for my boards at this moment... ( talk about stress! ) , I'm not overweight , I actually have a pretty healthy BMI. I look thin but i'm "flabby"... and I hate it! I am totally to blame, my once active life has completely dissipated.. and now I am a sedentary book worm that lives on fast food ( I limit the amount ), sandwiches, and cereal! Since I am pro health( and anti tobacco, just so you know ) I have decided to increase my overall health by eating well and doing exercise. SO... here I am. Looking for a bit of moral support... ( we all need it at times ) ...

First this is like my third time on Peer Trainer. So, hopefully the third time's the charm. I am 28 years old and will turn 29 in June. I would like to get my weight under control before my metabolism really plumits. I would also like to take off some of my weight before my birthday in June, although I realize I'm pressed for time and do not want to crash diet. I have recently joined weight watchers and really like the program. I am still struggling to lose, but I am still learning. I am also working full time and going to school for my Masters in Social Work, so I am always pressed for time and like meals and workouts that fit into a busy schedule.

26 year old female. I am not quite overweight, but I would really like to look a little more slim and toned, and be more comfortable with my body. I haven't been wearing a bikini to the beach for probably twelve years, and I think it's time I do it this summer.

A Canadian girl in the middle of some big life changes. A broken leg, severe depression and migraines over the past year helped contribute to about 30 pounds of extra weight. But the past is past and I'm ready to do what it takes to get back in my old jeans and rediscover my svelte self!

I am 28 and have 2 kids. I smoked for 10 years and when I finally quit for good I put on weight fast. I am sure that I take in more calories then I burn in a day even though I wait tables part time and am moving while doing that. Most people I know say that I am not overweight. But they have only known me for a couple years when I moved to FL was when I started gaining weight! I need motivation, I am not happy with the way I look and would like to be in better shape before I hit 30!

I'm 26 years old and weigh 156 lbs. I would like to lose at least 20 lbs by beginning of summer. I have promised myself 4 years in a row that I was going to wear that swimsuit I bought, and have failed every time. No more failing! It's time to take care of my body and be healthy.

Hi my name is Kristen i am 28, married and have a 5 year old. I work full time as a Paralegal. In the past i was always very active but when my husband went to Iraq a year ago the gym became secondary and chores/life became first. Now that he is back i am wanting to lose the 10-15 pounds i put on.

I am a full time student and part time clerical worker, which doesn't leave much time for myself. When I do have free time, I love to read, watch movies, go for walks, listen to music, go out with friends, etc. Pretty standard. I would like to get more control over my weight so I can concentrate on doing these things instead of worrying about how much I weight or what I look like.

I'm 28, recently married, and I'm a graphic designer. I love to travel, be with my friends and family, and create. I want a puppy and a house full of kids but my hubby and I aren't ready yet.

I am 26 about to turn 27 and am ready to start leading my life.

Hi! I am 29 years old and I currently weigh 255 lbs. I have never been on a "diet" before- I have just started the WW points system, and have been faithfully documenting what "goes in". I am working on making my entire self better- I am a codependent with depressive tendancies, and I don't have the greatest self-esteem but I'm getting help for all that! My best friend is getting married within the year, and I want to look the best I can as her bridesmaid!

I'm a 27 year old attorney, married to a thin man who can eat anything! I need to shed the new bad habits and lose the 20 extra pounds I'm hanging onto.

I am 27, from south Jersey area. I work in IT and live with my boyfriend in DE. I did WW for about 6 months and lost 32 lbs when I was at my lowest. Right now I have put back on some and I have officially decided that those need to go and then some.

I am 5'2 and I am about 190lbs.. yes that is bad . My sister and her husband took a step in getting a year membership to a gym and I am so thankful. I have been trying to be consistant with going at least 4 times a week . My deal is that I over do it then I get bored or burned out. So I need some motivation to stay consistant.

I'm 28 and used to be very active in my early 20's, about the same time I got a corporate job and a matching cubicle. Over the past 6 years, I have steadily gained weight and developed poor lifestyle habits.

I am 27 years old registered nurse married with no children (yet)

Signed up for my first half marathon. It's at the end of April and so I must stick to my training plan. Any loss of poundage during this time will help me out for the big vacation this June!

I'm a 26 yr. old student and former dancer. I stopped seriously dancing when I was 21, gained a lot of weight, lost 20 lbs 3 yrs. ago, and over the last yr. have gained it all back. I know I just need to really get motivated about working out again & stop eating emotionally. I have a tough time sticking to any diets or work out plans so here's hoping this time I stick with it.

I have two kids, 4 and 5wks, I'm ready to get back into my skinny jeans.

I am 26 years old. I work as a biologist. I live with my boyfriend. We both have issues with weight. I have gained more than 20 pounds in the last six months due to depression. I currently weigh 215.

I am a 26 yr old mom who lives with her boyfriend and 7 year old son. I am a pretty positive person and like to be creative in my artwork. I love surfing and music but I am almost too fat to enjoy my favorite sport anymore. I gained alot when I had my son and never really lost it all. I was down to a healthy weight for me about 2 years ago before I met my boyfriend and since then have gained around 30lbs. I have recently gone back on my health kick and simply need some support. My boyfriend is super lean and never been fat a day in his life and most of my friends live far enough away or are busy with their own lives to be a buddy system to me. I work as an administrative assistant so most of my days at work are sitting which doesn't help my dilemna. Just need some positive influences to help keep me motivated and on track to reach my goal which is to lose 30-40lbs by the end of the year (preferably the end of August) which is when I will turn 27 :) So far eating & exercising somewhat regularly and healthier has lost me 4 lbs in one month, thank the heavens I am coming closer to those skinny jeans!

I'm 29 and single. I have gained back the 50 lbs I lost 10 years ago--and more! I can't believe it has been 10 years already. I teach at a community college. I have horrible eating habits--I often skip breakfast, don't eat on campus all day (9am-9pm) and then get home and eat. I am hoping to eat breakfast regularly, eat more, exercise more and work less.

I am 27 and feel compelled to get serious about losing weight that I've been wanting to get rid of for a while, but life gets distracting. I hope that the support here will help keep me on track!

I am a full time wife, mother of two, and a child care director. I will be turning 30 this year and have been heavy most of my twenties. I started a weight loss program in December and have lost 20 lbs thus far. I need a little more motivation :)

25, work out 5x/week, desk job.

I'm 27 and I live in Hawaii. I'm a big music geek, and I work in a bank processing center. It's a pretty stationary job, so I'm trying to get some fitness in my schedule!

I am a 27 year old Haitian-American. I am 5'7 I weigh 205! I recently graduated from school and did not notice this weight until all my cloths stop fitting. I do not have any children at this time but plan on having some later. Growing up I was very slender, but while in college I got very comfotable with food and started eating whatever and not being active in any way. No, I am ready to get back to healthy and slim.

I am a 27 year old engaged Mom....I recently quit smoking and would like to be able to power walk or jog without getting son is 7 and very much into sports and as he is getting older I am not able to keep up with him when we play.

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.

Married w/ 3 children. When not playing mommy, I'm a public health nurse. I'm very involved with my church, my work and my kids. I have a hard time trying to find time to work out, plenty of time to eat though.

I'm reasonably thin and athletic, but only after losing almost 20 pounds. I originally lost 25, but it has been creeping back up, and I know it will continue if I don't stay focused.

I am a 27 year old stay at home mom of 2 children one is 4 and the other is 2. Ive battled with my weight since I was in high school.

I'm a 26f with a mostly sedentary job looking to break out of the aerobics/gym rut. I'm just now starting a fitness routine again and eating better, but it would be nice to do other fitness activities w/ other people for motivation.

I am 28 years old and am looking to get healthy. I was thin all of my life until about two years after college. I worked as a journalist, so finding time between deadlines and interviews to exercise was nearly impossible. Now, while still working in the industry, I've switched gears and have a little more time to reorganize my priorities. I am a vegetarian and eat fairly healthy ... just too much. I gave up soda for Lent this year and haven't gone back. I now only drink water and find I don't miss sodas at all. I haven't had a soda in 2.5 months despite my serious Diet Pepsi/Dr. Pepper addiction previously.

28 yrs old 5'9 approx. 198 pounds Throughout my teens to early adulthood fluctuated around 175-180 pounds. Recently in the past 4 years gained about 15-20 pounds. Of

Married 28 year old professional nanny and personal assistant. Going back to school this summer. Looking to cut back on sugar, alcohol, and carbs.

My name is Shacara Kimes. I am 27, single, no children. I work full time and love to have fun!

I'm a 28-year-old Legal Assistant, hopeful future law student, living in the great state of Iowa. I've been overweight my wole life.

I am 27, happily married (I want to inspire him to loose weight too) and have been obese since childhood and I am totally sick of it... want to be healthier and look good.

I am married to my wonderful husband of 10 years, I have 2 children.

In limbo... realigning my life

I am a work from home mom of two boys ages 4 and 2. I do consulting in technology, web development and wind energy. I live in the Saudi Arabia of wind states, North Dakota. I am married to a wonderful and very fit man. I need to match my mate better (my words not his). He is supportive and loving.

I am a 29 year old stay-at-home-mom of two boys. I've been married for almost 7 years to a wonderful man who has been overweight his whole life. I am small framed, only 5'2, and have been tiny my whole life. After getting married and then having kids my metabolism stopped and all the food I've always eaten stayed on me. I am super flabby now and have that gross belly overhang. I have two weddings coming up and I want people to remark on how good I look instead of their first line, so what have you been up too?

I am a single, 27 yr old female professional. I have gained weight steadily since college and am determined to get fit and live a healthier life. I used to be a runner and am determined to become fit and healthy again.

I am a 23 year old college student at Willamette University in Salem Or. I am a muic education major. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. June 5th I will be moving to Texas to teach kindergarten. I am so excited to start my future career.

I am 26 years old, I live in Puyallup, Washington. I am an art teacher and the staff room is ALWAYS filled with sweets. I tend to be an emotional eater, I eat when I am angry, bored and sad. I love the outdoors and would like to do more when the weather gets nicer.

I have always been on the bigger size. I can't ever remember not being bigger. I have so many people tell me that I don't look like I can weight as much as I do, so I guess I figure that it's okay, but it's not. I am not happy with the way I look. I live by myself in a very small town where there aren't too many single people.

I'm 27 years old and newly married. Suddenly I'm cooking for my husband and I put on 10 Lb in the last year. I also moved to a totally different place/environment. It was stressful. I lost a lot of weight (20Lb) 2 years ago - and didn't exercise much - I think that slowed down my metabolism.

I'm 27 and have an active job in a pediatric hospital. After years of unexplained weight gain, I was diagnosed with PCOS. Since Nov 07, I'm down 30 pounds but have started slacking on keeping a food log. I still need to form a healthy exercise habit (and need to stop counting all the calories I burn at work...)

I am a 29 year old jack of all trades. I fell off the continuous workout and general fitness wagon long ago and keep getting back on only to continuously fall off again and again. I am still searching for that/those motivators that will keep me on for good.

I am a soon to be 28 year old woman. I have brought four children into this world from 2002 to 2007 and achieved a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education as of Dec '06. My youngest child will soon be 1 year old. I have a wonderful husband who is supportive of me losing weight "if that's what I want to do". I love my life but I need to lose the extra weight if I want to stay in it!

I'm 25, a regular runner and outdoor enthusiast. I've run 2 marathons, in DC and in Venice. I'm just beginning my Masters in Geneva, Switzerland and look forward to getting back to school.

I just got into working out and eating healthy in January of this year. I didn't really have to watch my weight until I started getting older and I quit smoking. After I quit smoking I put on a lot of weight. I started out at 213 pounds Jan 1st this year and now I am down to 185. I work out three times a week and watch my calorie intake very closely.

Late 20s, work in Higher Education, married for 2 years, getting ready to welcome our first in June 2010.

I am 28 yrs old and have been married for 1.5 years. I work as a finance manager and work at my desk all day. I try to be active and eat sensibly but I've managed to pack on quite a bit of weight in the last couple of years. I think it was the honeymoon period! My husband is trying to gain weight as I am trying to lose it so needless to say, the journey is quite difficult!

I am a SAHM, with 3 kids of my own and two stepkids. My step daughters are 12 yro twins, my son is 9, my daughter is 7 and my other son is 4. I just broke my leg a month and half ago and gained alot weight from it.

I am 29 years old, and a mommy of a 6-year-old girl. I live in sunny San Diego -- a great place for outdoor activities. Almost everyone here is a health nut! I'm glad to be surrounded by a lifestyle that is both healthy and fun !

25yrs old. 5'6" and may weight is between 127-131lbs. I'd like to slim down and tone up. I'm typically around 125lbs, but was 118lbs in the winter of 2006 and loved the way I felt, so I would like to get back to that feeling (even if I don't weigh 118 again). I really want to do get healthy both physically and spiritually.

I am a 28 yr old Transgenderd female living and attending college here in seattle. I am a impulsive and insecure person, but on my up and up, I am working on being positive and having fun when possible. I now I can be determind,focused and competent.

My name is Maggie, I'm 28 years old and live in Neenah, Wisconsin. I'm currently single and have no children. I'm currently unemployed. I have mental illness. I have one brother, one sister in law, one goddaughter and two half sisters. I like to read, write, surf the internet, watch movies, listen to music, do arts and crafts and volunteer.

I am a 28-yr old engineer. Married. No children (yet). I did a good job of keeping my weight down in college, during my first job and in graduate school, but once I got married and started working longer hours, maintaining a health lifestyle has been a loosing up hill battle.

I'm 27 years old, a teacher, and love sweets and eating out and at night. I have a bad habit of binge eating and make every excuse for not working out.

I'm a graphic designer living in NYC. I'm generally an active person though motivation from others helps me get off my butt much better! Lately I've been running either outside when the weather i since or at the gym on the treadmill. I enjoy the warmer weather, the beach, picnics in the park, poker, scrabble, Grey's, Top Chef, Project Runway. The list goes on.

I'm a 27 year old teacher who has struggled with weight my whole life. I love food, and am looking for healthier ways to enjoy it.

I'm 27 years old, My first year married....I gained 88 lbs...and now i go for the rest...45 lbs.

my weight has gone up n down its a drag .. i work out a little n the mornings before my boys go to school . Its not alot but its something. I have a hard time doin it through the rest of the day cause im lazy.

I'm a 27 year old guy who currently works in IT. Post-college graduation has been pretty similar to the college lifestyle; lots of binge drinking, lots of fast food, too many cigarettes. I've recently quit smoking (4/30/2008) and decided that I will focus more energy on other aspects of my health as well, specifically getting my body fat percentage down, learning to eat well and healthily at the same time, and becoming much more active in team sports and other athletics (so I don't get bored). I used to do long distance running competitively; I currently get tired climbing stairs and live a very sedentary lifestyle, it's pretty sad. I've never done any gym type activities like weight lifting, and I really have no idea to cook, both important cornerstones to any health regimen in my opinion. As you can see I have a lot to learn.

I am 28 years old and I have been working out 3 days a week for over a year now in attempt to casually loose weight. When I weighed in at the gym last year I was 153lbs. I just stepped on the scale last week and I hit 163. Something just isnt working. This is the heaviest I have ever been. Last week when I was getting ready for work my boyfriend said that he liked my new pants. I thanked him becuase his intentions were good...but they were my "fat" pants. They weren't new, they were old, and they have never fit that tight. My boyfriend loves me no matter what, so at this point in my life it is all for me. I

I am a high school teacher as well as a football coach. I am married and have a dog named Gordon. I don't dislike being active I just don't have anyone to be active with. My wife easily stays in good shape and just started a new job which requires her to put in a lot of hours. I want to lose weight to get my energy levels up to be a better teacher and coach and for my general health. I am at a weight now where I just don't feel good ever.


I am a 28 year old Pharmacy Technician. I am happily married and have two cats. I enjoy being active. I used to think of myself as an athlete. Would like to get back to that place. Love chocolate and pasta! (hence the weight situation) When I realized I was in need of loosing weight I convinced my mom to join weight watchers with me. She did reluctantly. A year later she lost 75 pounds, reached her goal weight, and looks fantastic!!! My dad has lost 20 pounds doing the program with her! I am happy that I MAY have helped some people in my family to reach their goals. NOW IT IS TIME FOR ME TO REACH MINE:loosing 30 pounds and feeling sexy, strong and confident!!! =)

Just turned 30 and want to start a family with my husband within the next year or so, and I'm looking to drop about 10-15lbs I've gained over the past year or so.

I am a 26 year old graduate student, so I am very busy. I have a dog named Rosco who I run/walk with on a daily basis. But the craziness of school is slowly taking its toll and I am now overweight and out of shape. I really want to get back to my active, outdoors lifestyle which I really miss.

I am married to an amazing man who loves what I look like no matter what size! I have an adorable 3 year old daughter (that I want to set a good example for). And I am an Esthetician and I love my job! I gained the bulk of my weight during my pregnancy. By the time my daughter was one I had lost 50 lbs. By the time she was two I had gained it all back! Now I'm trying to lose it again...hopefully for good!

Very active 27yo living in LA and juggling a rough workload. I am aware that there are opportunities that I might be missing out on because I am a tiny bit bigger than average. My confidence is not where it was six years go when I was sport training and had a lot more time to consider my eating and sleeping schedule.

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 am 28 with a career, married, no kids yet. I've been overweight since I was a kid, and I've tried every diet known to man - Weight Watchers, LA weight loss, ridiculous amounts of exercise, and even hypnosis. I am a classic YO-YOer. I know that I am my own worst enemy and I don't want to be, but don't know how to permanently change my thinking. I want to have a health relationship with food!

My weight has been up and down (by A LOT) ever since I graduated from college...I was doing really well on Weight Watchers until I hit grad. school...intense schedule: classes all summer then an internship + papers + part-time job the rest of the year...this year adding a thesis on top of soon as I started the first summer of classes I started gaining back all the weight I had lost through Weight Watchers! I went through it again last year but then gained a bunch this I'm in LA and can't afford both a gym membership and a Weight Watchers membership...

I am a 26 year old working in healthcare. I am a student majoring in cultural and linguistic anthropology and I have an awesome puppy named Crash that helps me get some of my excercize!

I'm 28, single, part time mba student and financial analyst. The weight blindsided me or rather I ignored its eclipse. I've had to buy all new pants and for the first time, my doctor suggested I lose at least 10 pounds.

I ran my first marathon in March and lovedLoVedLOVED it, but didn't lose much weight. I plan to keep running 'competively' because I find it difficult to find the inspiration to get out there and do it without a goal ahead. Of course, I have yet to sign up for another race.... UPDATE: I have a 1/2 marathon on July 20th! UPDATE: No recent races, but I have marathon planned for September.

I'm 27, single mom to a 4 year old. I work from home, on the computer coding medical records. I'm in the middle of a divorce and just moved to Texas about 6 months ago. All of the sudden my size 8's stopped fitting and I look at pictures of myself and get very depressed. I need to change things.

Im a 24 yr old, who absolutely loves food and cooking!! I've always struggled with my weight but in the last two years I've put on 42lbs!! (After moving in with the boyf) Im 5.5 and I am currently 161lbs. I want to get back down to 130lbs. My weight gets me down all day long every day and I need to do something about it now! My struggle is with staying motivated and finding different recipes to keep me from picking at junk food!

I live and work in Dallas, and I took on a new job 2.5 years ago which includes ALOT of travel. When I travel, I'm gone for about 2-3 stress-filled weeks at a time. When I'm stressed, I eat really bad things (i.e. Fried Goodness) at any time, day or night. When I get home, the last thing I want to do is exercise since I'm usually jetlagged and exhausted.

26, active female, living in NYC. For as long as I can remember, I've been overweight. Always a rollercoaster, but at two points in my life I was looking hot; age 15 and 20. My weight slowly increased to my heaviest point when I was 24. Now I'm 26, vegetarian, very active and down 40 lbs. Only 115 more to go!

27 going on 28 - female- substance abuse counselor here. Who knew losing the belly was so hard! I've been working my butt off and have seen some nice results on my calves and thighs. I used to be a 128 3 years ago and now weight 148. Need to go back to being a 128 by 09

I'm 26 and a full time claims accountant, working toward finishing my masters degree at the same time. I was always the fat girl in high school, but an active college lifestyle changed that. In the four years since then, I've settled down, and I seem to put on about ten pounds a year, which has finally added up to a critical point. I weight too much, and I'm uncomfortable in my skin. I want that old body back, but I don't know how to do it. It wasn't a purposeful decision then to lose weight (I didn't have a car and walked EVERYWHERE, and I didn't have money, so I ate like a hobo), and the thought of having to make time to eat right and exercise in my busy schedule seems like one of the biggest challenges I have to face. I just don't feel like I have time for it, but in the big picture, I know I can find an hour in each day to dedicate to my own happiness.

I just realised I am 28 and always meaning to 'get around' to losing weight. I don't want to be 30 and still 'getting around' to it. Plus I saw a photograph of myself and was a little disgusted.

I am a graduate student in Psychology. I should finish my master's in the fall, and will hopefully complete my doctorate by next summer. When I'm not doing school stuff, I like to cook, write, and sing. I have a cat that I love (a little too much). I live with roommates with whom I go to school.

I'm in my late 20's and mother of two boys. I am trying to tone my legs, butt, and tummy.

I am a 28 year old event coordinator that has slowly but surely put weight on. I am not self-concious or uncomfortable with my weight, but I am not happy with my weight either. I want to be able to get a hold of this slow weight gain now - before it's to late. I also don't want to hit my 30 year birthday - at the weight I am now - even if it is 2 years away!!!

I'm soon to be 26 and have been heavy my whole life. I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting at 7. I would like for the next phase of my life to be the healthiest. I'm currently studying for my master's and working part time in the NYC school system. I spent alot of time running around trying to get things done and not watching what I put in my mouth. I'm addicted to Dunkin Donuts. I eat healthy but when I forget to eat I can do so serious damage.

29, married, 0 kids, 1 dog. been a yo-yo dieter since highschool, got to goal weight in grad school, gained it all back and then some, ready to DO this.

25 years-young workaholic web designer who orders pizza way too often :)

28-year-old single female attorney, sit at a desk most of the day. I do Jillian Michaels 30-minute workouts about 5 days a week using 7lb hand weights, track my food calories, but end up consuming lots of wine calories. I've gained a lot of muscle through strength training, but am not losing weight...I've gained 5 pounds since July 2010. I think I may need more cardio? Also concerned that maybe my metabolism is just slowing down all together due to age.

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I'm 28, a full time graduate student, married, with two dogs, two cats, and a horse. My weight has gone up and down over the past few years, but lately I feel like it has gone up and my activity levels have gone down.

I'm 26, married, with a 2 1/2 year old son (man, they weren't kidding about those terrible twos). I work out of my home as a compliance specialist for a marketing company, and I wish I lived anywhere but Lake Villa, IL. :o)

I am getting married March 28th 2009. I am in my late 20's.

I am 28 years old DBA who love to sing, play tennis and run/walk/jog. I love to do these things but never get the change to do them because of Job routine. I have no friends around to support because most of my friends have migrated to the bigger countries for better opportunites but i had to stay at home in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to take care of my grandmother who is blind. I choose to come online for support because that is what I lack. Each time I like try and change my life style ... my co-workers would be like: "Girl you fat deal with it. You are not ment to be slim. You can't be slim" I know I can be because if i would do the right things and eat the right things i know i will be. So I am doing this without the support of friends I am counting on this my new family for support.

I'm rapidly approaching 30 (eep) and am a single parent to a 19 month old daughter. I have always been a bit overweight and I do have some bad eating habits. I am committed to changing this so I can be a positive role model for my daughter. Since my daughter weaned a month ago I have been noticing weight gain, now seems to be the time to made a change in my life.

I'm 28, a full time graduate student, married, with lots of pets. I'm a country girl living in the big city (until I graduate), trying to make the most out of it but still getting some open air on the weekends.

I am an IT Manager for a Norwegian company that is involved in Defense, Maritime and Oil & Gas. I have a beautiful wife who just gave birth to our third.

I'm 27 years old, got married a little over 4 years ago, and have since gained 20 pounds. I'm a pharmacist with a busy schedule, but once I get on track with working out, I can do it. Overeating tends to be my weakest point. I recently just found out I was pregnant, and still haven't lost those 20 lbs! So the goal during pregnancy is not to go crazy and gain too much weight...

I'm in my late 20's and have gained so much weight since moving back to Philly. I don't feel good in my clothes and I am ready to change the way I see myself.

28 years old. After graduating from college, I entered into a sedentary job that keeps me sitting all day...and it's only taken 3 years to pile 25 more pounds on top of the 40 that I already had to loose. As I approach 30, I can feel negative changes in my body. Less flexible, knees and feet aching, etc

im 26, been married for almost 3 years and had my daughter three months ago. Im a student nurse and currently on maaternity leave. I have always been big and have been around 15st (210lb) for as long as i can remember. I dont think i'll ever be skinny, but im determined to be slimmer and more toned. My health is starting to suffer from my weight, I have high blood pressure. I dont want to look like this forever.

I am a 25 full figured, single, mocha, caramel, black women!!! lol Seriously, I am an assistant teacher, I coach cheerleading and I am a waitress...yeah, a lot going on with little time to TRULY focus on me and my health. I am looking for some friend to help support me as I will them! I can not do this

29 years old, turning the big "three oh" at the end of September. Have been overweight most of my 29 years on this earth and do not want to spend another birthday overweight.

I am a 26yr old architect currently taking a break and doing a course in GIS. I was always on the heavier side all my life and have struggled to lose those extra few lbs but since a couple of years i must say I am over weight. I have so many things planned before i hit 30 for that I have to be fit.

28 yr old female. Goal weight is 115. I am an emotional eater, prone to binge-eating when lonely or bored. Weight has been bouncing between 115 and 140 for the past 5 years. Recently got down to 118 (July 2009- see photo above) but have regained 7 lbs... so time to crack down again.

Im 27, 5'7'' and 171lb. I use to be super fit about ten years ago with swimming, football, walking, kayaking. I did at leat two training sessions a day. Now I am unfit. I have gym membership and I have started walking just finished a four day 90km walk and realised how seriously unfit I am!. I was heavier before 182lb but two years ago I went down to 154lb and now it is creeping back up so I need to lose it.

Just months away from 30, classically trained dancer, yoga enthusiast, dealing with some chronic knee pain (for which I have a home PT program that I HATE doing, but it is effective). I have a job that is a mix of sedantary and active and find that this can affect my weight. Oh, and I'm also a part time student so I've been trying to squeeze in exercise around that.

I am a 27 year old woman. I am a PhD student and am trying to finish my dissertation in the next 6 months while also working full time. I was thin as a child and teenager, but have slowly put on weight through college and graduate school. Finishing my PhD will be an amazing accomplishment, but would mean so much more to me if I could also finish it without being 60+ pounds heavier than I was in high school!

I am a 27 year old teacher and volleyball coach. I was a high school athlete and in great physical condition throughout college. I gained 15 pounds after graduating college and about 15 more in the past 3 years. I recently started coaching volleyball and have realized how much I have let myself go. I am ready to be physically fit again and a good role model to my team.

I'm 28, almost 29 and it's time to take my health seriously. My daughter is 10 months, and I desperately want more kids, but I want to be here for all of their milestones, and I know that in order to do that, I need to eat healthier and be more active.

I am going to live the life I want, rather than just wishing and longing for it. This includes my health, my career goals, and being more true to myself overall.

27 year old male, living near manchester in the uk. was always a sporty and very active kid, just lost my way over the last decade and could do with seeing my feet again. if i can budge 70 of those spare bad boys in time for my cousins wedding in 6 months time, and get in a bit of shape fitness wise to boot then that would be absolutely fantastic.

I am a 29-year-old law student. I am often very busy and stressed, but I no longer wish to let my life be an excuse for my health or body. I am generally very happy with my life. I am married to a wonderful man, am excited about my future career path, and am surrounded by supportive friends. I joined PEERtrainer in the fall of 2008 because I got sick very often (at least once a month), I had gone up several clothing sizes (none of my old clothes fit right), and I was simply out of shape. I believe that healthy living is the key to solving those problems and that PEERtrainer will help me achieve that goal.

26 yo married (2 years) female and physical therapist.

27 years old, married, no children. I've always lived a moderately active lifestyle but have never REALLY been "in shape." I am relatively thin (5'5", 133 pounds) but I have a 29% body fat percentage according to an online calculator and I am pretty soft and not toned. I'm small-chested and never really had a waistline...kind of straight-up-and-down. Most of my clothes are too small because I've been kidding myself for years about my body type...I've called myself petite (and shopped that way) when I really have more of a medium build as of right now. I also quit smoking 9 months ago and gained about 10-15 pounds that I'm in the process of losing.

I just had a baby 3 months ago. I gained 45 pounds during my pregnancy. I lost 30 pounds within two weeks, and since then I haven't lost anything despite eating well and working out. I'm trying to jump start my weight loss. I have used peer trainer in the past and found it to be really useful. I've been working out 4-6 times a week and trying to lose the weight, but it hasn't been going well. My hope is that my getting on PeerTrainer I can motivate myself.

I am 28. I have been the step mom of 5 kids for about 2 years. My life surrounds them & their dad. I cook only what they like & their is no time to exercise in between 55 hours at work & the care 5 kids need. I need help & suggestions. My friends & family are no help. It is so fustrating knowing i have gained 30 lbs in 2 years & im the only one who can do anything about it.

I'm 27years old. I have a ton of energy but from the looks of it, you wouldn't really think it. You know how a lot of those super tiny models, feel like they are actually a lot larger then they really are? Well, fortunately (or unfortunately) I am the opposite. I see myself as smaller then I really am, but society, magazines, clothing designers and the doctors tell me the opposite. Over the past year, I've last 40 pounds. Now I want to jump it up and lose another 40. I'll be happy with just 15 more between now and Feb 09. I've just joined a gym and have a great gym partner, but I can use all the motivation and positive reinforcement I can get. I'm impatient and big on seeing immediate results, that's my down-fall.

27 years old, working long hours at a hospital in southern california. Tough getting exercise/eating healthy when I'm at work so much. Weaknesses: any type of bread, chocolate.

27 year old husband, father of two. Marketing professional with a very busy schedule (12 hour work day) and many different personal interests. Proactively seeking significant overall improvement in health, weight and overall wellness.

I am 27, single, living alone, and in school. I moved to Texas after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and have very few close friends. I find that at this age it is very difficult to make new friends. I am and have always been an athlete in my heart and have been quite active throughout my entire life. I have 2 gym memberships and have not attended either gyms since school started in August. I have the tendency to be an extremist. I am either working out all the time with no focus on anything else or not working out at all and eating massive portions of everything unhealthy. Balance has always been a problem for me. I am 5 ft 10 and hold my weight everywhere and I weigh more than another person my exact size weighs possible because of 140% bone density or some other strange phenomenon. I have not meant a person who can guess within 30 lbs of what I actually weigh. I even get reactions when doctors or nurses weigh me (they truely are suprised).

I'm 28, married for 8 yrs, and have 2 girls ages 11 and 6, and I am miserable with my appearance! I've been battling the same 40 lbs or so for the last 2 or 3 yrs and I'm tired of the roller coaster. My normal weight is between 120 and 140 but I've been fluctuating between 160 and 200lbs recently. I don't like myself and I definitely don't like going out in public but I have to because I am going to college and I teach at a private school. I know what I need to do to lose the weight but just can't seem to lock in that Ah-Ha moment. Any help is appreciated

I'm knittingbybicycle on Ravelry. That name was too long for peertrainer =( so I'm using my real name here "andrea" I live in Philadelphia and am a bicycle tourist who is trying to tone up and lose weight. I bike looooooooong distances with my boyfriend and knit as much as I can.

I'm a working mom of one who has let herself go onver the last 6 years or so. I am rapidly approaching 30 and would like to get there about 60 pounds lighter. I miss my old body and just want to feel good about myself again.

I'm 27 and fluctuate about 20-25 lbs when I get in or out of a relationship. I reach the comfortable stage and blow up, break up and slim down. I'd like to stay slim and feel good about myself and wear the clothes in my closet and not the same sweatshirt and "comfy" pants every day. I recently lost my job so I have all the time in the world to exercise and cook healthy. Instead I have been sleeping til noon and eating two unhealthy meals, one of which is pretty much 2 hrs before I go to bed. Along with the sporadic meals I have drink a few glasses of wine or beer EVERY night.

32 years old. Husband, 1 child, two dogs and two cats. Going to school full time, working full time and have an extra 30 pounds from my first child I keep trying to lose.... Trying for baby number two soon and I need to get my body to work with me!!!!!

I just turned 29 in Nov. I have three boys that are 6, 4 & 3 and am about to celebrate my 8th wedding anniversary. Realistically, I need to lose about 10 lbs for each baby!

26 years old, happily married, working towards a career in government, and pursuing my masters in international relations. I love to read and since graduating have been watching an unhealthy amount of TV and vegging out.

I am the Chief Operations Officer for a Telecom Company. I work - when I'm not doing that I am in Vegas cutting loose.

I am 27 years old working in the corporate world. My goal is to reach my goal weight of 150 lbs and tone up within the next year. I'm currently 5'4 and about 190 lbs. I was a focused athlete in my teens and early 20's (gymnastics, softball and volleyball) and ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted without worry of gaining a single pound. Since I'm now not quite as active and spend alot of time in the office, I have to make a few lifestyle changes and have decided that 2009 is the year for change!

26-yr old grad student - weight has fluctuated up and down around a 30 lbs range since I hit puberty and I'd like to maintain it at a constant, healthy weight

I amd 29 years old and I will be completing my master's in June. After graduation, I will be looking for a job in my field which is apparel design. I have done weight watchers before and lost 20 lbs but I got to excited and ahead of myself...and it all came back. I have been a vegetarian (pesto) for sometime (not for weight loss purposes) and have seemed to gain more since that time (bread, bread, bread). I am just interested in starting my 30's newly refreshed, able to wear a bikini and not fear pregnancy because I'll get even bigger.

I am in my late twenties with a desk job that keeps me out of the sun more than I would like. I am looking towards the future and do not want to spend another decade being uncomfortable in my own skin. I am ready to work hard to make changes.

I am 29, newly married and a stay at home mom of 4 girls. They are ages 8, 5, 4 and 2. I need to lose at least 20 pounds. I am being accountable to my dr. Going every month to check in. I have been eating healthier but haven't had the results that I would like to have.

I am a 27-year-old female. I got married in July of '08 (and have gained 25 pounds since then...yuck). I have a great family and an amazing group of friends. I love my job working with students in junior high and high school. Life is good (but it would be WAY better if I could just lose the weight)!

Need to get in shape for outdoor activities this summer and reverse the 15+ lb weight gain due to stress and comfort eating since September. Only a few pairs of pants fit (barely) and I plan to get fit/up endurance!

i'm 26 (about to 27 in june). i've been overweight all my life. i lost 60+ lbs my freshman year in college by eating right and exercising. since then i've but that back on plus another 20. i've been on various weight watchers, jenny craigs and la weight loss. but this time i'm gonna try again with eating right and exercise because this is gonna be long term. i started mid feb. and i'm down 10lbs. i hope to keep it up. update!: since feburary i've lost 30lbs! still a ways to go but very encouraging!!

I am a wife, a step-mother and hope to learn how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I struggle with the stress of my job and an hour commute to work - gives me too many excuses to not make healthy choices. I also have a hobby which involves tea - I love loose tea!

I am 27, 5'6', 215 lbs, hispanic female living in one of the most obese cities in the U.S.

I'm a 29 y.o. divorced, professional. I have a history of various issues with food. I feel that I have reasonable goal, with my first goal being to lose 23 lbs. in 3 months (related to a vacation I have planned). I am certainly seeking support, but I am also seeking an extra bit of structure.

26 years of age, mother to 2 kids. I am almost 5;10.

I am a 5'2" female living in NYC with my live in boyfriend. He works nights, so I am always cooking meals for one ... which makes keeping quick cook or pre-portioned meals out of the freezer a really hard thing to do.

30 yr old packing on the lbs! Its time to get back into shape. I enjoy being healthy and feeling great. Recently I have lost a lot of motivation to keep a healthy lifestyle. Time to get focused about this and make this dream a reality.

Vegetarian more than 10 years. I flirt with a vegan lifestyle. I recently moved to a new city for work and I am finding it tough to appreciate my new home (aka homesick). I also went through a tough breakup, which distracted me from my health goals. I used to be a competitive cyclist, and I love talking bikes! I enjoy sports, some crafts, and any animal program about dogs. Ironically, I have a cat.

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 am 27. I am married and work as a TV editor.

27 year old single woman working as a health care analyst. My goal is to be fit and healthy by the time I turn 30. It's also time to meet my future husband. :) Currently taking running, yoga and pilates classes.

I am between 195 and 200 pounds. Its really hard for me to get motivated. If i do get motivated, i work out for like 2 weeks and then stop completely. I joined weightwatchers in march and lost 13 pounds in 3 weeks. i just recently gained the rest of it back. i cant seem to get back into the swing of weight watchers. i am a member of a gym that i pay for and dont go to. Im sick of the coments that my family and boyfriend give me. I want to eat better and get in shape, im concerned for my health because i have an addiction to food and cant seem to make the right choices. I want to get to the point of being able to go for a run everyday.

I work in an industry that requires extensive travel. As a result, my eating and exercise has gotten extremely poor. I can't say that I've gained a lot, but I'm definitely out of my comfort zone.

I work A LOT. I am 27 years old and I have always fluctuated in weight. Right now I am at my heaviest which is 30lbs over my "normal" weight and 40lbs over my "ideal" weight.

I am 27 years old. I have had Type 1 diabetes for 15years and controling my blood sugars with an insulin pump. I love my family and prefer to spend my time outdoors with the people I love.

Ready to get back in shape. I used to be fairly active and didn't have to worry about what I ate in a day. I work in education from 9-5 and after work I am a full time student in an MBA program. My goal is to be 30 puonds lighter by Graduation in the spring.

I'm 27 years old. From Mississippi, USA. I'm married with no kids unless you count my 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pups. I work on airplane electronics, and enjoy playing Video games.

A girl at work and I decided we should lose weight & then we'd treat ourselves to some fun stuff! A trip together, a b*kini wax. :-) and an all male review!! Three things we've never done so needless to say I want to lose weight.

Have sligh hypothyroidism and IC too. Also need to have surgery for a stomach issue. I'm not cleared to do any exercise other than walking, flexibility, and light arm weights exercise wise. Currently I'm not working and often eat out of boredom, or have the bad habit of skipping meals and then indulging too much. I really need some motivation too! Really need to avoid foods high in MSG--one thing that sets off Fibromyalgia/IC symptoms. Try to focus on high fiber, fruits and veggies, portion control, healthy snacks, avoid sodas, sweet tea, high calorie sweetners in drinks. Stick with low fat/skim milk in am/green tea/only 100% fruit juices, and teas that aren't sweetened.

I am not married but have a great boyfriend. We live in a home in Waukee, Iowa. I work part-time as a bar-tender/server. I enjoy working and getting out of the house.

I'm a 28 year old working wife and mother of 2. I have a 11 year old who keeps me busy with school sports and school functions and a 20 month old who runs me ragged. My mother has been a rollercoaster dieter my whole life. I dont want my kids to see me do that. I was a thin girl until about 8 years ago when i started in the medical field sitting at a desk all day. Which i still do to this day. I dont want my kids to see me the way i see my mom. I want to finish what i start. I want to get where i want to be and stay that way. I started my "healthy lifestyle" 2/9/10. to date ive lost 6 lbs just by implementing small things. Im a busy working mom so, i need to find a way around the demands and just make it happen.

I'm a 26 year old with a full time job and a part time student. I hate exercise, but I'm trying to change my mindset. I'm very self conscious, I used to be super confident when I was 130 lbs and healthy, but now I feel like a former shell of myself and I'm somewhat depressed. I want to gain confidence in myself again and be healthy for my present and my future.

Grad student in my twenties lost almost 30 lbs last year but haven't been able to lose for a few months now.

I'm a 25 (almost 26) year old single nurse who works nights. About three years ago, my fiance (former now) called off our engagement and ended our relationship because I gained to much weight in nursing school and said that I wasn't attractive anymore. Ever since then, I've been in a downward spiral gaining about 40 lbs. I'm 5'7 and about 200 lbs. I want to be able to be proud again and to prove him wrong.

I'm a recent graduate of a physical therapy program. As a soon to be physical therapist, I'd like to look fit and set a good example for my patients!

I'm about to turn 27, and I live in London with my husband. I work at an arts school and part time as a freelance writer, am a student, and am also pursuing an acting career. I lived and worked in New York for 7 years before moving to London last year. I spend lots of time sitting in front of my computer or running around frantically from one thing to another. For the past few years, though, I have grown steadily less comfortable with my figure. I am desparate to set up healthy patterns with eating and exercise (that I can stick with) that will benefit my as I enter my 30s and beyond. I would be happy to lose 5-10 pounds, but more than this I would like to tone up my muscles and get in shape.

I'm 25 years old and work at an art gallery in Chelsea. I've been in New York for 4 years and currently live in Brooklyn. I used to have exercise anorexia which then turned into binge-eating disorder. I ended up gaining 25 pounds and have lost 15 of them over the past 4 years without really trying to do so. After some therapy I finally developed a more healthy outlook on food and exercise which allowed by body to start moving back toward its set point. That being said, I know I still have unhealthy tendencies that need to be kept in check. Stress or a change in schedule/plans can really thrown me off and cause a binge. I'm hoping that Peertrainer will give me the support I need to achieve my goals.

I'm 28 about to turn 29. I recently graduated from a master's program, and moved across the country to California. I'm tired of saying that I'm going to get back in the 120s, and not actively doing it! I started working out consistently 2 weeks ago and I eat a very balanced diet, but up to now have not really been measuring my progress. Now is the time to meet those goals!

I'm a 25 yrs old. I'm a banker and a student. I use to be in shape 4 years ago, but my hectic schedule and bad eating habits earned me the 255 in the scale. This logging thing is new to me, and I'm hopping this website and my peers will be the motivation that I've been looking for.

I am 25 years old. I am a bartender and have gained 15-20lbs in the past year and a half. I enjoy working out and being healthy but get totally discouraged when I don't see results fast enough. I need patience and motivation!

28 yrs

Im a new wife and mother of 2 babies under 2. I am on a path to be the best me possible!

I am a 25 year old from Wisconsin. I'm an Internal Auditor for a large company, which allows me to travel 40-50% of the year, which sometimes tempts me to make poor decisions with food. I was a very active athlete in high school and once college came around, it went all downhill from there. I am anxious to get back to a healthy weight.

I am 24 years old and have a 20 month old son. After I had my son I had a hard time losing my baby weight and I was always exhausted!! I wasn't eating healthy and I never had time to go to the gym. I just discovered this new weight loss program and I couldn't be happier! I don't have to take naps anymore and best of all I am able to run around with my son and give him the active life he deserves. I recently lost 10 lbs in 8 days from an 8 day program. Its all natural and life changing!!! Please email me for details if you are wanting to lose weight and gain energy. I HIGHLY recommend it.

I'm a 26 year old approaching my late twenties. I've always been active but with SAD and my slowing metabolism I've gained a fair amount of weight! I work as a fitness consultant and am a former personal trainer who is looking to be as fit as possible!

I'm a 29-year-old PhD student in the final throws of finishing a dissertation. I was overweight as a child but as an adult became very active/outdoorsy and the weight came off naturally. Unfortunately, after a year of constant traveling, a protracted illness, and a stressful move, I have gained almost 25 pounds. I need to lose those extra pounds so that I look and feel like myself again, but more importantly I want to get back into shape so that I can enjoy all the bike trails in my new backyard this summer!

I am in my late twenties and am still trying to figure out what I'll be when I grow up. Currently, I am working on my masters degree in Library and Information Science (lots of reading :) ) and I am getting ready for a huge move to a new state. I am also one of *those* crazy cat people. I've been doing a lot of thinking and it always seemed I was losing weight for somebody but not for myself. Hopefully, this new perspective will get me where I need to go.

I am a 27 year old, stay at home wife. My husband and I just moved to Ohio, back to my original hometown. We have an adorable ferret and a dog, but no kids yet. We want to start a family soon, and my husband is working two full time jobs to get us ahead financially so we can get to work on kids.

I am 28 years old and have lost 50 pounds over the last year and a half - my crowning achievement was not wearing an ounce of regret on my wedding day. Slowly since getting married the weight has started to creep up - adjusting to married life has given me an excuse to get lazy with my eating choices. I know what to do and have done it - successfully - so I find it frustrating that I'm falling off the wagon when I've worked so hard and come so far. I still workout 6 days a week minimum and work out HARD. I do spinning before work and strength training workouts. I am very interested in PeerTrainer's methods. I acknowledge I need to think differently about food for the long term. Not only to be thin and able to wear anything I please - but also to stave off disease and create a family focused on good choices - and eating and living healthfully.

I am 26 y/o, married and trying to loose the weight I have gained since I finished my undergrad. But as a very busy working women and part time grad student time to work out isn't always there.

I'm 27, married and have a 1 year old son. I have had weight issues for as long as I can remember and I've lost it and gained it over and over. However I am having trouble getting off what I gained with my son.

I have been through a lot of stressfull events over the past few years and it seems as though the more stressed I get, the more weight I gain. I have to try and stay focused on taking care of my health so that I can feel better and focus better on resolving my problems and getting things accomplished that need to be done.

I am a 29 yr old woman, soon to be 30, living with my boyfriend ready to drop the weight I've gained over the last 3 years. I moved far away from family and friends in 2008 to live with my boyfriend and since then I've gained the 50 lbs that I lost in 2006-2007. I'm working to get back to my goal weight by my 30th birthday, which is in 4 months, so that I can take professional pictures that I look good in.

I'm a 28 year old woman, working my way through residency.

WVU fan that graduated from Marshall in 05. I hit my peak of 280 roughly 5 years ago after graduation and starting my desk job. Poor eating habits and little to no physical activity was my poison. I hated what I was becoming (like my parents) and could not keep up with my friends and ambitions. Slowly, i have made small adjustments to my eating habits and finding physical activities I enjoy.

I'm a 27 year old female living in South Korea although I'm Irish. I've always been over weight. My parents own a family restaurant and I grew up in it. My Mom's over weight and has bad food habits, so I'm fighting to unlearn those. I have lots of awkward food allergies and sensitivities. If I eat the wrong things I get Excema on my hands. Exercise for me isn't a problem. I am a black belt in Taekwondo and currently train in it 10 hours a week. It would be nice to loose enough weight and be strong enough to jump the heights and lengths of my teenage training partners.

27, in the Navy, play rollerderby

27, M , Procrastinator, Lazy, Fluctuating Will power. I could quit smoking and drinking but cant seem to quit my indulgences in eating and being a couch potato. Weigh 172, 5'8", 24% BF.

I've been overweight my whole life and I've never been happy with it. I'm very anxious and I think I let my emotions get in the way of my success. I'm working on changing that.

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