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Team Name: PHILADELPHIA PA Weight Loss And Fitness Support
Members: 352
Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA 19145



Last posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 2:08 PM

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college student. not a huge fan of my body as of now. tryina get a BF.

I'm a 23 year old med student in Philly. I was an athlete who never had to worry about her weight until I started turning to food in times of stress and anxiety. It became my crutch through college and into graduate school. Now, I'm at my highest weight ever of 180lbs and I'm finally willing to make a change! I want to be a role model for those who have the same struggle.

I'm 27 years old, and working as a consultant in the UN in Geneva. Feeling healthy and physically capable are both really important to me, and I've found that my move to Europe/my new job have made it more difficult to maintain my normal weight of 129-130 lbs. It's crept back up to 135-136 over a few months.

I have a problem with sticking to a diet or at least good things to eat and portions. I need some peer help to continue with my goald.

I'm a 26 year-old nurse who just got out of college for the second time around - where I gained quite a bit of weight and stopped taking care of myself altogether. I'm looking to rediscover my healthier self. :)

I generally stay fit, but tend to lapse for long periods of time of little exercise. My dad used to weigh a little more than me when he was younger, but eventually got up to over 200 lbs...this is something that I fear and am trying to avoid. I also rock climb, and would like to get to a level of strength to be able to compete in the Open division of a climbing competition.

57 y.o. DWF

Single (widowed), 58, with 1 adult child (still at home). In my spare time I like to read, kayak, sew and knit. This year I'm also preparing to start a vegetable garden.

I am a 19 yo college student/photographer who wants to lose weight in 09. I am tired of being made fun of, laughed at, or passed up by a guy because I am fat. i wanna lost it, and keep it off!

I am a college student in Philadelphia. Over the past two years I have lost over 100lbs. and gained an appreciation for exercise in general and running in particular.

I'm 33 years old, married, living in Philadelphia. I was always thin and athletic until about 4 or so years ago when I just stopped really paying attention to what I ate and stopped working out regularly (for no real reason--I wasn't injured, sick, etc). I need motivation.

I'm 24 years old. I had gastric bypass on February 24th. I have lost 40 lbs so far, but have noticed that my weight loss has somewhat plateaued .

I am 60. I have one son, a wonderful daughter-in-law and 4 darling grandchildren. I have the most wonderful dog on the planet named Connor. He is a rescue dog I adopted August 2007. Mixed breed Gordon Setter and Huskie. I previously only had Golden Retreivers, so he is quite a change for me. Business Analyst working full time.

I'm 26. I work as a waitress and am about to go back to school to be a teacher.

I am married to a wonderful supportive husband and we have two beautiful children together. I have been overweight my whole life, which really never bothered me before but now that I have had the kids it seems I have gotten even bigger and its time to do something about it.

I'm 45 years old, have a husband and 3 very busy children, work full-time, and am having trouble getting motivated to start living healthier.

I am a 35 year old morther of three and have gain weight after i just had my last daughter which was two years ago and for some reason can't seem to take the weight off.

I am 33 years old and I am looking to make some changes in my life. I finally believe that I can have any life I want. I am a beautiful divine affirmation of life and as long as I know that in my heart I am safe to make my own life good and happy. It is time for me to take steps towards getting what I want. This is the first step. Thank you all and Bless you all in your efforts.

I am a 20 year-old student who is tired of being looked at differently because of my size.

I am 26 years old. I live in Philadelphia, PA and work as an ophthalmic technician (I wear scrubs everyday). I love chocolate, and crave it daily.

i am in my mid 30's and am struggling to lose at least 25lbs....realistically i like to eat whenever i want altho i dont eat alot all the time....i am from the south so i eat a lot of soul food ...its bad habits but not continually......i need support sometimes ...i want to get out this size 16 to about a not looking to be extremly thin but i am looking to loose ......

learning something new 24/7, I can dance all day... Interests:God, family, staying healthy mentally+ physically, dancing Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Proverb 3:5-6 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Im 18 years old I lost 25 ibs this year. I was not overweight but I wanted to eat healthier and work out! But now that I have become an excersize 'feen' I want to loose even more weight.

I love to workout, but I have a hard time keeping it up!!!! I'm always busy and at time I can be very lazy. But now I have to change that!! Especially with the help of my team!!! hurrah!


I am 5'11 weight 180 and want to get back down to 150. I have lost my motivation and self control over food. OH and i have a problem with eating midnight snacks

I just hit the mid point of 40. Over the past 5 years having been a serious yo yo dieter. Gaining and losing more than I care to talk about. I'm a mother of 2 wonderful kids and 2 lab puppies. My kids are 20 and 17 so I don't really have a excuse not to take time for myself. I do work full time in a busy healthcare environment so I often call that my exercise for the day. My husband of 25 years is very supportive but would never actually say "Honey you're getting a bit fluffy". I am a "emotional eater" and follow my cravings way too much.

Hey I'm Jessica and i'm a freshman in college for fashion journalism.=)

I am the founder of Philly Hypnosis. Using performance hypnosis and the science of NLP, my programs make it easier to lose weight. If you find it hard to enjoy eating foods that make you thin, stop eating when full, begin to move your body and feel wonderful, repeat sabotaging behavior, don't like your body, to stressed out to loose the belly fat, can't sleep well, not drinking enough water or any other mental thoughts and beliefs that keep you from doing what you want and succeeding, then consider giving me call. or directly at 215-361-9364

I'm a 27 year old graduate student. The field I'm going to be going into is very stressful. Regular exercise and healthy diet are simple professional self care tactics. I'm getting married next year so that definitely boosts my motivation too. I've always been heavy so I don't have any ideas of getting tiny, but just average would be nice (even if its the pudgy side of average).

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.

I'm a student, attending university in the heart of Philly. I love meeting new people, performing live music, snowboarding, hiking and hopskotch. I hate intolerance, ignorance, and the fact that I can't afford to see the world. My highest weight was 174, and my lowest was 138. I am a recovering bulimic and I'm on the path to finding happiness the right way. I'm 5'7'' and all I want is to be happy with my body and be able to wear a bikini this summer!

I am 22 years old and would like to lose about 75 pounds. I have always had weight issues and was a heavy kid. Though I've never been skinny, I was a high school athlete (field hockey, swimming and softball) and in very good shape, but I stopped exercising seriously in college and thus gained a lot of weight that I really need to lose. I made excuses about being too busy or not being an athlete anymore, but I'm miserable with my body and I know I need to change it.

I work a full-time job... sometime over 40 per week(more then likely) crazy hours at that $30pm to 1am... I have a 5 yr old some single parent and unhappy with weight

I am a 22 year old student at Temple University. I enjoy going out and having fun with my friends. I like going out to eat and trying new foods, traveling, and attending different events. I enjoy recreational activities but I do not like structured exercise. I cannot stay motivated.

48 yr old empty nester! Recent vegan, trying to pry 15 lbs off.

I'm a 28 year old happily married mother of one 4-1/2 month old bouncing baby boy. I'm so happy to be a new mom, but do not want to forget about taking care of myself. I am currently egg-free, soy-free, and dairy-free due to my son's extremely sensitive stomach (I'm breastfeeding). I am also mostly meat-free for health reasons and ethical reasons. This has made for very challenging and creative meal preparation!

I am a 20-year-old music student in Philadelphia, and I love the Lord!

28 years old, struggling with weight issues for past 10 years. I'd been stuck in a yo-yo cycle of binging & starving. I usually start around 130, get to goal of about 115, then gain it again!! About 2 months ago, I decided to stop dieting and lose the weight gradually. Didn't weigh myself so I don't know how much I lost but I was definitely fitting into my clothes better (I'm guessing I was near 124 lbs). Unfortunately, last week I started binging again and decided it would be good to get some support.

I'm a 26 year old woman in transition. I have no idea if I'm coming or going by feeling lost in today's society. I cope with eating because that's the only thing I feel like I can control. I don't own a full length mirror and now I'm ready to do something about my weight. I want the support and motivation of others and I’ll return the favor by support and motivation. I'm ready for my new body!

Strong willed yet impulsive and fun loving.

29 year old female trying to lose 15 lbs. Have lost/regained the same 5-10 lbs for years. Big problem with emotional/binge eating. Would love to have some support & encouragement!

61, 5'2" and overweight

I'm 21 and since graduating high school I've gained about eighty pounds. I'm currently at 211 and a size 14. I was previously a size 6 or 8 and would like to get there again.

I hard working person, very easy to get along with, and not afraid to ask for help when needed.

I am 22 years old, live with my family, and work full time. I want to change my lifestyle, lose weight, and get fit.

Im 35 years old with three kids and love them to death

I am 29 years old and a graduate student working full time. I am a distance runner as well, although the past two years I've had a variety of running injuries than have kept me off the roads for months at a time. I'm in the process of building my miles back up after 2 months off and am feeling more out of shape than I have in a long time. I've put on about 10 pounds in the last year of which I'd like to lose 8.

I am a 27 year old female, graduate level scholar, and young professional. I am a simple gal who is caring and loyal. It seems that I look at food and gain weight. I am an emotional eater, but have internal, body chemistry levels that make losing weight extra difficult.

I was 60 pounds overweight and had had enough. I went on a strict diet and exercise program and got down to my perfect weight. Then I had my gallbladder removed and it took two months to recuperate (which I did on the couch with Peanut M&M's and Mama Celeste). That was 1.5 years ago. Now at 32 I have 20 pounds and I can't seem to get rid of it again. Weight loss this time is slow and difficult. I feel like I have to fight tooth and nail to get each pound off. I think I'm broken.

I am a 28 year old mom of 2. I work full time in addition to teaching dance at a local recreation center and choreographing for local schools/groups. I put on a lot of weight with my first pregnancy and want to get back in shape to be able to complete a 5k within the next year and also take a dance class. I was really motivated and doing well until about 3 months ago - time to get back on track!

I'm a 19 year old collge student with 50 pounds to lose! I'm down 10 lbs but have a long way to go! I've been a little bit bigger my whole life but always felt good about my weight. After a 20 lb weight gain freshman year I decided I need to lose the extra weight now before it gets worse!

I'm a professional student who eats way too much when stressed. Also, I haven't been great about making time to exercise. I need to get my stuff together, though. My belly is making me miserable!

Well im 19 i have very bad body image. I have been purging for 5 years off and on. Also i have been restricting when every possible, my average intake is about 700 a day. I want to get in shape and bring that number up but its so damn hard. I would eventually like to comfortably eat 1200-1500 Calories. I also want to lose weight, purging is not the way to go and has fd me up. I need to change.

I am 26 years old and I love to dress and look good, but lately my weight is depressing me. I need a change!

I will be turning 60 in 2 years and want to feel like I am attractive and healthy in the last third of my life. I have a solid life partner. We've been together for almost 30 years but never got marries and two daughters -one is 25 and the other is 21. I am an educational researcher and I work mainly out of my home. I have a pretty busy life- recently started my own consulting business, involved with social justice activities, etc.. I hope this is the right to feel in control of my weight - - after a lifetime of yoyo dieting.

39 year old single mother of a 6yr old and an 18mth old. I work full-time, have no family close by for hundreds of miles and barely get the kids' father to have them for me to get a break. I work the second shift at a hospital and am usually eating at 12.30am. Am frustrated with my life and want a change. Am tired and worn out most days and would love to even be able to go to the bathroom without a child with me.

Twenty-something female living in Philadelphia with my brother, his wife and their one-year-old son. I'm a designer, so most of my weekdays are spent sitting in an office. I am a bit of a workaholic, but in my spare time I dabble in photography, ride my bicycle, bake for my friends, go camping, read as many books as I can and try to take full advantage of living in the city.

I am 41, married and have a beautiful Weimaraner named Sadie; I have been practicing law for 3 1/2 years

I am a 22 year old model bartender and student. Well I was a model until I gained a massive amount of weight and couldn't get anymore jobs as a plus size model. Now I'm trying to get my weight and life in order. Outlook hopeful.

55 pounds over goal weight

I am 59 years old and have been with my husband for 17 years. We have been married for the past 7 years. I live in Philadelphia and work full time. I have 1 married daughter and 2 grand children. I enjoy camping in a travel trailer during the summer months.

All in all i am a simple girl in a big city waiting for something amazing to happen in my life.i try to keep most of my personal life to myself.I enjoy to talk a lot, give advice, discuss situations and issues.

-27 years young -love to sing -enjoy laughing and making others laugh I am ready to get this weight off of me....Ive been big for too long and its holding me back....from everything.....literally... i feel like my life is on ready to press the play button!!! LETS GO!!!!

29 year old female. Yo-yo dieter, going from 115-140 for the past 10 years! Want to take the weight off once and for all. My biggest problems are binge eating and motivation. I don't really discuss my weight loss with others, and it's a lonely process for me.

I'm a college student and a skinny active chick in a fat lazy chick's body.

I'm in my 20s and looking to lose around 90lbs...the right way. I'm using WeightWatchers and exercise videos.

20 year old college student

I just turned 52 and am going thru the big change. I work from my home as a freelancer along side my husband. Testosterone runs high in my family with two active teenage boys who are going into their freshman and senior years at H.S. There is lots of love and laughter in my home but a fair bit of stress as well, due to the struggle to keep our business afloat in this recession while renovating our old house on a shoestring. One does not get to this age without a long history with food. In my early 20's I was a binge eater / crazy dieter and pretty out of control. Overeater's Anonymous and therapy helped me a great deal eliminating the need for me to act out with food. I maintained a healthy body weight thru my 30's which included two pregnancies although I didn't always eat the healthiest of food. My weight started to creep up in my early 40's both thru metabolic changes and thru the squeeze generation demands of dealing with young children while helping my parents thru their final years. Since then I have not been able to lose weight. I get all worked up from time to time, make great plans, fail to live up to them and then go back to living in denial. As of recent I have become more concerned about my physical health. My father had type 2 diabetes, my sister has been flagged with pre and while I was pregnant with my last I had gestational diabetes. I don't want that to be my future.

Age: 23 Height: 5'9 Body Type: Muscular, Large Frame Current Weight: 176 Lbs I studied International Business & Chinese in college. Now I work in Purchasing at a major Aerospace Defense Company. Passions include: Chinese, Traveling, Musical Theatre, Cooking

I am a retired pre k teacher, age 67. I want to develop an active retirement life style and I love being in a group of interesting lovely people, that doesn't mind talking about weight issues too. ( my husband is so tired of this subject as he is naturally slim ) I do eat heaqlthy foods but too much of everything as I always, every 2 hours, feel hungry.

I am a professional woman, wife and a mother of 3 little girls. I have always been on the thicker side, but got huge after the birth of my girls. I am not having any more children and I want to reclaim my body back.

I'm just a college student trying to lose weight!

I am a young working professional in Philly who has seen the stress of my job start to amass in my midsection and upper arms... gotta go!

My name is Holly and I have struggled with my weight for the past 10 years.I am determined to lose the extra weight I have been holding onto - I want to feel sexy and confident especially during this special time of my life (planning my wedding, moving up in the coporate world and trying for a baby within the next 2 years)

I like to travel to different places and meet new people.


30 y/o. Newly registered nurse looking for a job, so I have lots of time on my hands. 3 kids, 1 husband, and a love of bad food.

I am very athletic with an athletic body, but want to lose some weight

I am a 24 year old graduate student. I am working two jobs to support myself through school. I am very busy!

I am 22, weighing in at 270 lbs and I am 5' 10". I am a full-time undergrad student. 4.0 GPA I am a wife, and mother to a 1 year old daughter

I'm 32 with 4 children and a husband. I've work in childcare for 7 years and pursuing another degree. I enjoy just having fun!! hanging out with my friends and being silly :-)

New Year's resolution: get my s*** together! I feel like I've been slacking lately and am excited to turn it all around.

I work very hard, help many people but never take time for me.

I am smart and funny. I have been overweight my entire life and would like to lose weight with a support system.

Single parent .. I have two small children. Im versatile outgoing and when it comes to my weight has been in the way of my goals on a personal level.

Very obese and is on the path to lose about 100 lbs. I need to get healthy and feel more physically fit; everyday is a drag!


I enjoy being fit. I have gotten out of shape, and I have never been very skinny...I am curious what it is like on the other side of the BMI scale.

46 yr old full time worker, menopausal weight gain, caring for parents. I am constantly on the go for volunteer work or other responsibilities. I eat 70% good but can't seem to lose the weight. Frustrated and want a change

I live in South Philadelphia and I love it. I work in center city, I'm a pastry chef. It's a labor of love. It makes me happy to feed people.

I am 53, and divorced. I weigh 185, and I feel uncomfortable all the time.i feel old and unattractive. . I stopped dating 3 years ago, to focus on my new job, and become more stable career wise. I was at that time 160, and I felt a bit heavier than I wanted, but I still had some confidence and felt reasonably attractive. Between the job and my responsibilities to my house and kids, I have put my health and fitness in the back seat. I know that if I don't act now to get fit and slimmer, it will only get harder as I age. I am lonely, and I would like to start looking for a partner again, but I cannot "get out there" until I lose at least 25 lbs. I am looking for some motivation and support from other people who are trying to start over again as whatever way that means.

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