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Team Name: International Friends
Members: 65
Location: 12140


Profile: Friends from all over the world can help keep each other motivated.

Last posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 10:24 AM

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Members profiles:
I'm a 49 year old mother of two living in Zurich, Switzerland. I love running and sports, but had to give up running a year ago because of knee problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Since then, I have all but stopped exercising and it shows. I seem to come back to Peertrainer about every 2 years but have never stuck with the program. Too much logging but I can't seem to lose the weight any other way. Determined to give it a fair try this time!

I live in Geneva, Switzerland. Am in my early 50's. I have a teenage daughter currently in her first year of high school. I work full time in private banking. I am married to a terrific guy who is also interested in staying healthy and keeping his body in shape. I would like to lose the 25 pounds which have crept on over the years.

I am 46, a freelance writer, married with two kids (11 and 8). I have been pretty thin most of my life. I even lost most of the weight after the babies were born. But these 40s have proven difficult. Is it hormones or my own relaxed attitude? Who knows. But I want to feel strong and not so flabby again.

I am a wife and mother, I work part-time, 30 hours per week. 1 of those days is a 1/2 day from home. I read alot and I like to exersize but I gained about 20lbs over the past 7 years - since I got married and had children. Time to lose it!

I am an emotional eater. I need to substitute eating activity with some other activity I really like.

I'm a forester who is too good at desk jobs, spent too much time in university, and have 2 young children. I also live in an extremely rural area, with little daycare and no gyms.

funloving, love people, open and honest. I really need help, and looking forward to helping others.

I'm 35 yo, piano and yoga teacher, artist, musician, student (third time around!) and single mom to a 12 year-old boy. I broke my ankle in May 2007 from skating with the local women's roller derby team. I've been active for most of my life, up until my ankle break. I've been a runner and a soccer player. I love yoga, swimming, hiking, walking, going to the gym, etc. etc.

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

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.

Hi, this is Sara, 26 years-old, graduated from college (IT).. I really want to loose my extra weight and that's why i'm here.. but i think i'm gonna need support cuz i have 50-pounds to loose.. i love sport but i find it hard to control my eating :(

31 year old in the Washington, D.C. area. Have been fit and healthy before, but have really struggled since I moved here almost two years ago. Before I moved, I had even started teaching aerobics classes. Now running down a few flights of stairs makes by heart beat wildly. I'd like to trim down, get fit and take my life back!

I'm 31 years old, I've been overweight my whole life even in high school when I participated in every sport possible. I go through phases of really working out and trying to watch what I eat and then other times not caring and eating everything in sight, a cycle I need to break!!! I live in Germany, love to travel but am originally from Texas. I find that in winter I do really well keeping up with workouts and usually lose weight only to put it back on in the summer when I stop going to the gym and yes I'm still active playing softball and hiking but I also love the beer gartens in summer! I'm very active I just eat TOO much!

I'm from Malaysia, and I'm single, a writer, and am trying to be the active person I've always imagined myself to be.

I'm Evelyn, an american living in greece. I'm 47, love playing tennis (play 3-5 times a week) and working out outside. I work with a trainer once or twice a week and we do anything from running laps to climbing steps to agility exercises. Main weaknesses: sweets and waking up in middle of night for snacks. :(

I lost 80 pounds 12 years ago so my diet motivation has been to stay small, not 'in shape'. I monitor calories and have exercised regularly but have slipped on both in the past five months by undercounting the calories I consume and relying on my active job for exercise rather than incorporating a workout into my daily schedule for me.

I am 19 years old and the heaviest I have ever been at 140lbs (I am only 5ft tall) I am tired of seeing the numbers on the scale increasing... I am moving to Paris France in January 2010 and I want to lose 15lbs and be down to 125lbs before I go!

I'm 60 and over the past five years for various reasons have let myself go. Can't use traditional diets as I have a strict Ayurvedic diet but cutting down is a big option. I've started counting calories and protein, as I'm a vegie and don't get enough protein.

I'm a 39yo, WAHM with a 15 month old daughter and a great hubby (who unfortunately doesn't need to lose weight!). I have started working on my weight loss and am down about 10 pounds (the easier 10 because it's kind of my setpoint) and now I'm starting to work on the harder, haven't been moved since college pounds! It's more important to me that I set a good example for my girl and that I have more energy to play with her, than it is to lose weight, but I would really love to see that scale move down!

I am a 27 year old woman originally from London, but now living in Paris. Since moving to Paris I have found it hard to resist all the good food, in particular the patisseries which seem to be around every corner. As a result I have really piled the pounds on!. I would like to change my lifestyle so that I can enjoy the food around me whilst also maintaining my health and appropriate weight.

I'm a 30 year-old graphic designer who has recently returned from a 14 month around-the-world trip. I visited almost exclusively third world countries and gained 15 pounds on the nutrient-poor, high starch local food.

I started at 143 lbs. This time last year I weighed about 126. I didn't really change my eating pattern much but packed on the pounds quite suddenly. I would like to get back down to that size but I am having some problems. I find it hard to find a diet that I can stick to ( and one that is budget friendly since i am a college student).

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.

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

I am a 21year old living in Wisconsin, USA. I dream of traveling, but for now, i am a full time student in the human services realm and i have a full time job. at a grocery store. probably a bad place for me when i am trying to lose weight. i love camping, kayaking, and especially biking in the summer. i tend to not be very physically active in winter. i can't really afford a gym membership right now, so it's hard for me to get out and do it in 3+ feet of snow. and it is, of course april, so it is the time of year when i always seem to notice how much more weight i have gained over the winter. this is the first year i am going to do something about it.

I'm 56, have yo-yo gained and lost weight many times. Am 5'7" was down to 142 and felt great. Lots of stress in my life, I started to eat and now up to 172, WAS 230 and need to stop the GAIN.

I am a young mother and i am trying to find a way to stick with my weight loss plan.

I'm 30, living in Kenya. I find it hard sometimes to stick to a diet or to a fitness programme because I have no support from my family and friends as such. I tend to do it alone. I hope this will help!

Used to be an elite sportsman -very fit As a doctor for twenty years Im always running after, helping, supporting everyone else, even my kids and wife- but never ever have time for myself or time to look after my health- I always come last!

22 year old paralegal, just moved to Paris last spring, and have had difficulty adjusting to life here, the patisseries were oh so tempting and cooking is not something I've ever learned to do beyond salads and the microwave, resulting in being broke and 5 pounds overweight from eating out too much.

I'm 22,   I moved to Dubai from the UK 8 months ago.  I was already in pretty bad shape,  but the life style out here has caused me to put on an additional 14 pounds since I've been here.  Once i get into a habit of working out i really enjoy it.  I like dancing, going out with friends, and generally having a good time.

I work in an environment of beautiful fit younger peole, and need to sort of "fit in" with the others. I'm pretty active, but need to stay the course

52 yr old engineer who has exercised regularly over the years. Currently spinning for exercise, but as the weather warms up, I switch to riding outdoors. I would say that I have 20lbs extra weight on my frame, mostly around the waist. Must be the couple glasses of wine that I have with dinner.....

I am 51, married 31 years, mother of 2, son is 27 and daughter is 23. Have 1 grandson, age 5. My husband and I are both retired and loving it. Working on an overhaul of eating habits and exercise habits. Currently work out 4 times a week for 45 minutes at the local Curves. Currently following their high carb diet. This is working well as I have been losing each week for the past month. Sweets are my weakness. I have had to say goodbye to those for now. I have tried many methods and have not had this much success to date. Always struggled with weight. I am determined to not be 52 and still struggling.

I`m 38 years old, My current weight is 215 pounds,5`3feet I have one child,I`m working in retail .

I am a 49 year old husband and father of a 9-year old daughter. I am living in the Turks & Caicos Islands as a construction manager. My family is back in Oregon and I am here by myself. Over the years, I have packed on over 50 pounds (more like 70) and I am finally ready to deal with all the issues surrounding my weight (especially the emotional ones).

Ask anyone who knows me. I am one of the most outgoing and free spirited girls you will ever meet. My radical binge-eating disorder that has been taking over my life has stopped me from doing all of the things I want to do in life and is affecting the relationship with the one man I have ever loved. I need motivation to keep me on the right track and to help me go back to when food was never a problem and I was healthy.

I'm 35 stay home mom, 5.1 feet tall.. My son is now 5 years old, before pregnancy used to weight 110, when for infertility treatment last year but, didn't get pregnant. Now after giving up hopes for new baby,I'm trying to lose weight. I stared a low glicemic diet plus Meformin in december at the moment my weight was 138 pounds . I have been in the diet and loss around 20 pounds so, I have to loss 10 more. I exercise 3 times a week since January.

51 year old Greek - American (ex-army brat) living in Greece since '76. Married 17 years and I have a 14 year old son. I work at one of the world's largest multinationals. My husband works out of town, so officially, I'm not a single parent but ... since I'm alone, I am as far as I'm concerned.

I'm an almost 24 yr old starting my first year of medical school. I've always been an overachiever, and have used food most of my life to deal with stress. I struggled with anorexia as a teenager, and now, ironically, I'm battling compulsive binging/overeating. Although I'm a science nerd, I am also in love with literature, philosophy, learning of all kinds. I think that the world is a fascinating place, with so many amazing people, and I feel that I have so much more to offer it than I currently am giving. Lots of people throughout my life have told me that I'm "smart", but rarely have I ever heard that I'm beautiful or even pretty. Feeling ugly lead me to eat self-destructively. I feel that part of my weight loss journey will simply be to find some self-respect.

ADHD, moved to South Korea, and gained 7 pounds.

I am a very hard person to get motivated and was looking for a support group online and came across this one - I am 16 years old and 6'2" tall weighing at 210 lbs, I am not a very strong person physically so those extra pounds come from mostly fat - I want it to come from more muscles then it does now.

I am a Professional Services Consultant,part-time Ghostwriter, and mother of three.

30 something needing to lose 30 something. Technology industry - Independent software consultant. I am done with excuses that keep moving me offtrack. I need to do this for my sanity, and hence for everyone else around me.

22 year old electrical engineer, just graduated and in training. I love dancing and music and play the oboe in a local orchestra.

Happily married for 20 years; mom to 2 kids (13 yrs and 10 yrs); writer and editor; work from home

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