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Team Name: PHOENIX AZ Weight Loss And Fitness Support
Members: 178
Location: PHOENIX, AZ 85021



Last posted: Friday, October 26, 2012, 3:04 PM

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I am 24 years old. I live in Phoenix, AZ. I am a grad student obtaining my doctorate in clinical psychology. My weight loss is the last thing that I see holding me back, and my last challenge to overcome.

Im 51 years young,5' 10" 277lbs.I don't mind exercising,its just getting to it,is a anouther story.I have a few aches and pains,but not enough to keep me from trying.

I realized I had reached maximum density, 350 lbs. in Jan. 1998. In Mar. 1998 underwent Lap Band surgery which I converted to the RNY in July of 2001. By Mar. 2002 I was 170 lbs and feeling great. I married my husband in 2000 and in 2003 I had our 1st child and a 60 lb weight gain. In 2005 I had our second child with only a 10 lb weight gain. My children are worth every pound, but in Feb 2008 I realized I was earnning interest on those pounds, weighing 272 lbs. I was experiencing extreme exhaustion. I went to my Dr. I was told I was overweight, depressed, diabetic who need to lose weight. I was given pills, blood glucose meter and approval to join Jenny Craig. I returned 6 weeks later only lost 10lbs, still exhausted beyond reason. Was told I am anemic, given addition antidepressants, and told to take an iron supplement. 4 weeks later no change except for severly constipated from the iron. My doctor had no answer, felt I wasn't taking the iron or watching what I was eating. I joined a fitness club and started working with a personal trainer(PT) in May 2008 and changed doctors. I saw an Endocrinologist. A long story short, I am not yet a diabetic, I am insulin resistant, growth hormon was very low and thyroid funtion questionable with a nodual on my thyroid. I have continued working with my PT and was started on Byetta for the insulin resistance in July '08. within a few weeks the fatigue had nearly resolved. I could think more clearly and my memory was improved. I was started on Synthroid for the thyroid function in Oct '08 and IV Iron for the iron deficient anemia. What a difference a good doctor can make, no antidepressants needed. Despite all this and tracking calories and working out 4-6 days a week my weight loss has been slow. I am not sure how many calories to eat. My trainer feels I need to eat more, I am trying 1800 calories of healthy clean food is alot for my gastric bypass. I am currently working with 1500, 3 weeks no weight loss. I was going to try WW again not sure how many calories 28 points is but thought I'd give it a try. I am happy to say I have lost 57 lbs in the last year, currently at 215 and holding.

I am 23 and have been struggling with my weight ever since the 8th grade. My parents constantly put pressure on me to be thin because I was the biggest girl on my dance team in high school. I think the negativity got to my self esteem and I was never able to pick myself back up. I am creating a new mindset and learning to love my body. I am trying to find others, male or female who have the same outlook. It doesn't matter if you are already there or trying to get there.

I am 24, graduated from ASU in Italian, and have been living in Italy since May 08. Ever since i got here my weight has been increasing. I am a chef (which makes controlling food intake that much harder) and right now Im working in a restaurant in Northern Italy.

I am a 53 year old mother of 3 grown children and a 2 year old grandaughter. I also have 11 other grandchildren on my husband's side. I am a school nurse and have been for about 11 years now. I worked in pediatric rehab before that. I need to lose weight as well so that I can be the example to others on my campus to lose and keep their weight off as well as showing my students it is important to be healthy.

I am 47 work nights as an RN and also attend grad school-finish as a NP in May of 2010-

I am 24 and married to a wonderful guy. I am very adventurous at heart but sometimes my weight stops me from doing certain things. My weight inhibits me and shrinks my confidence at times. I have always been overweight and I am looking to fulfill my dream of losing the weight once and for all, and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle for the rest of my life. There is a whole other person inside of me just waiting to get out!

I am a beautiful 30-something bride-to-be who is discouraged with her "relationship comfort" weight gain, and really wants to lose enough to look spectacular in her wedding gown, and just feel happy & healthy overall!!!

In 2005 I finally started exercising regularly and watching my calories. I quickly lost 50 lbs and have maintained my weight ever since. Now I am out to help as many others as I can do the same.

I should have listened to Dr. Fuhrman in the mid 1990's. I was vegetarian, but not Nutrient conscious. In other words, I didn't eat meat, but ate lots of vegetarian junk food. Now 15 or so years later, now that the macaroni, ice cream and other non meat junk foods have caught up to me, in health terms, I am ready to admit, he has been right and I greatly sabotaged my health all these years. Thrilled to find this community. Ready to get serious about Eating to Live !

I'm 23 years old, married with no children. Im 5'8 feet tall and weigth 282 pounds.

im 23 year old newlywed with 2 kids. i use to weigh 128 before my babies, now im 174! i cannot deal with this body anymore!!! im only 5 feet tall!!

I had gastric bypass surgery 2.7.07 - I lost 150 pounds, and gained back 50... no one can tell me that GBS is a shortcut - you have to WORK to keep it successful. I teach voice lessons full time, and was married 8.8.09. My life is filled with food... I love food... but I have to learn to do it better!

I am 27 years old and weigh 235lbs I have been overweight my entire life. I am a stay-home mom with 2 beautiful boys and a wonderful husband.

14 years old...I don't diet...I don't think of myself as fat I just want to be healthier and be able to exercise more often I just need alot of motivation

Stay at home mom to my 1 yr old special needs daughter

I'm 25 years old and in August 2008 I went from a physically demanding job to a job where I sit at my desk all day. While I love my job -- I gained about 20lbs since starting my career.

I am a 48 year old stay at home mom. I am 5'3" and weigh 116. I recently started natural hormone replacement including thyroid medication and finally am seeing my weight creep down. I lost 18 bs 2 years ago and have kept 12 off. Losing weight is very difficult even with working out. I also recently found out that I am melathonian sensitive which basically means I cannot eat any animal protien or dairy.

...Okay, I have tried this once before and failed.... and I have decided to come back one more time and give it another go.. only this time - I told the world.. (or as many as I could... Thank you social networking! lol) I figured out the only way to keep myself on this and honest, was to tell people I was doing it. I've set out to lose 40lbs+ in 12 weeks by changing my eating habits and doing large amounts of different, high intensity cardio 6 days a week. This challenge I set for myself runs from: 6.21.11 to 9.13.11 (12 weeks) and the goal is to be 150 or less! :)

I'm 41, have 1 grown daughter, work out pretty regularly in spite of my insane schedule. Looking for folks to jog/run with.

my name is remmy. im 16 years old and ive been struggling with weight my entire life and the constant pressures to be stick then which makes me eat more when im nervouse. i know im young but i could use help. im 5'3 and i weigh 169 give or take a few. i carry my weight well but i'd really love to shed some.

Morgan here, 25, stay-at-home mama :) I used to be in tip-top shape until my pregnancy came along and still can't seem to lose the last few pounds. It's about time since my daughter will be 2 in July! I enjoy being active-indoors and out. Miss my old bod and want it back!

I live in Phoenix and attending college. I do my schooling online and I swear since I started I've gained 35 lbs. I already am over weight because of bad starvation from being a meth user. I have been clean for a total of 2 years and have gained 60+ back. I know I have the strength to get through anything especially since I got off drugs. So why can't I be strong and lose the weight? I'm starting the Fat Smashers diet tomorrow. Gosh I hope this works. No. It will work. I know I'm strong!!!

I'm 22, third year university student, currently living in Japan learning Japanese for a year exchange. I've been overweight for all of my life.

i'm 40 yrs old, i'm a personal trainer as well. i have always been very disciplined with my food and exercise until life threw in a curve ball and since then it all went out of whack...until now!!!

Retired, 196 lbs and BMI of 30.7 as of 7/2/10. Diabetic (type 2), high BP.

I am a Mommy to the best little guy in the world! Married to a wonderful supportive man, oh and I work full time. yuk.

62 year old single woman who is (thank God) healthy. But I want to stay that way. And I want to quit using food as a form of entertainment.

I am a 15 year old who is extremely socially active, im am involved in several sports, and I am a Christian. I am 5'10", 138 lbs, have blonde hair, blue eyes, and tan skin.

Sixty-nine, married with grown children.

Mom to 4. Ages 14, 12, 10 and 1. I work in a grocery store, like I need that temptation?

I'm 30 yrs old and this is my 2 time to quit , I did it once for 3 months lost 20 lbs and felt awesome. Not sure why I started again well yes I do , I went out and had some drinks than again and again and started right back up:(I've gained my weight back and I hate my body again , makes me sick to even look at myself naked in the mirror and knowing its all from drinking realy makes me mad at myself! My self esteem has gone completly bad since I have gained this weight back.

I work in the medical supplies industry, as I have been for the past 10 years. Love to write and blog..

My name is Vee and I am a recent H.S. graduate and just turned 18. I'm very outgoing and sometime carefree. I love having fun and making people laugh. Right now I am going to a community college and taking up fashion design.

Lost 60 lbs in 4 months on releana.

Married, mid 40's with grown kids - have to accommodate my husband's need to eat (so high maintenance!) with his palate for processed foods. I have pretty much worked out and eaten fairly well all my life, but have periods of inconsistency in which I eat whatever I want and don't maintain enough activity. Inability to plan ahead has me making bad choices. I know all the right things to do, but REALLY need the daily accountability or I find myself always justifying that extra glass of wine or fried instead of grilled chicken!

Singlen mom. Quit smoking 8-8-08 and gained 30 lbs in a year.

I am a 29 year old wife and mom to a 3 year old little boy. 17 pounds left of pregnancy weight with lots more to go.

Im Sarah, I live in Phoenix AZ. Im going to be getting married and need to lose weight.

I am 50+, and passionate about nutrition, and all we know, and don't know about weight loss.

50 year old office manager, avg 260 pounds. former athlete, suffer from chronic arthritis with severe back injury

I'm currently a SAHM of 7 kids and have lost track of my eating habits over the years. I have decided it's time to lose my weight and watch what I eat so here I go........

I'm in my 40's and have been married for 25 years, I'm a Christian. I'm a Corporate Sales Manager full time and I also sell Gold Canyon Candles (which I call my FUN job!) I consider myself to be pretty active but I have struggled with my weight for most of my life. I currently weigh the most I ever have and I'm looking to change that.

I am 44 years old and trying to lose 20 pounds. I want to learn to control my eating habits.

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I am a wife, a full time student and have a full time job. I am also in the process of launching my own health products company/coaching company.

I am very very self conscious. People around me and my friends and family wouldn't know, but my weight is all I ever think about. I just want to lose it and be able to feel confidant!

in my 50's and need to lose 30 lbs. Seeking health, and comfort with my body. Working woman, 3 grown children, 2 grandchildren, and husband of 34 years.

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