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Team Name: CHICAGO IL Weight Loss And Fitness Support
Members: 540
Location: CHICAGO, IL 60647



Last posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 3:48 PM

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26 year old female, 4'11", 136 lbs (i think?)

Did weight watchers. been not doing it. Errr I want to scream.

I can't wait to reach my goals.

24 y/o graduate student in theology, stuck in the Midwest. (I've lived here my whole life; grew up in Minnesota, went to college and then worked professionally full-time for two years in Wisconsin, now in Chicago, but I'm ready for a change of scenery.) Health and fitness has taken a backseat to life for as long as I can remember. Favorite things: hockey (especially the Minnesota Wild, University of Minnesota Gophers), travel, architecture, photography, religion/spirituality, the Internet

I am a 26 year old Chicagoan who recently discovered raw foods. I am training for a half marathon this spring...and possibly a marathon (who knows!). I have about 10 lbs I would like to trim off - I feel a little lethargic all the time from carrying it around. Other than that, I like to run (kind of apparent), ride horses, do yoga, and read about nutrition and health. I recently did a raw food detox and loved it! I plan to do the same thing in April. As far as work goes, I am a patent attorney concentrating in pharmaceutical litigation.

I am hitting the age where reality has set in. I can't eat what I want and not gain weight. I have always been athletic, but need to step it up a notch to get back to where I once was.

My username is my wish and goal. Over the last 2 years, I have managed to lose 15-20 pounds and keep it off, but I have never been able to get the last 10-15 pounds off. I have lost 5, but then gained it back, and I seem to be stuck here.

Nothing interesting about me!!! Well at least not now, working tooooo freaken muuch!!

30yr F from Chicago, who is in school and works full time

I attend pharmacy school

23 going on 24. I've struggled with weight my whole life and I want to be done. I just want the second half of my 20's to be different.

I am 25 year old female...Happily married living in Chicago. We moved here last June from sunny FL. It has been a feat adjusting to the weather but we survived the winter and are looking forward to Spring. I currently work from home as a photographer/freelance photo editing and designing and painting my own line of shoe designs.

I graduated college in 2004 and moved to Chicago to work at a big insurance company. I live and work downtown. I got married over Labor Day 2006! In my free time (there isn't much!) my husband and I like to play golf and play Dance Dance Revolution. We recently adopted a puppy, and we're constantly walking her, which has been great! I love being outside and I love warm weather!

I am newly single and ready to do something wonderful for myself.

I'm a married professional living in Chicago. No children (getting ready to start fertility treatments), one truly spectacular dog. Have been on the roller coaster since age 12, but am nearly at my heaviest ever. Husband served in Afghanistan in 2004/05 and I gained 50 lbs while he was gone. I am having immense difficulty motivating myself to change. I am SICK of dieting, counting POINTS, etc. I need something new that will work and not make me feel restricted. Have signed up for the Chicago Triathlon at the end of August 2009 (sprint distance), thinking that will motivate me.

I have been a personal trainer for 5 years now. I specialize in pre/post-natal exercise, sports specific training, rehabilitation, kettle bells training, cancer exercise specialist, muscle imbalances, and self-myofascial release. I teach mom boot camos as well as cardio kickboxing and supply a nutrional consultation if wanted.

I'm 32 years old and gained 38 pounds in a period of 2 years. I stop smoking and then I lost control of my weight.

I have been working out since I was like 12. I am 37 and have not worked out consistently in over 10 years.

I'm 38 years old and have been overweight my entire life. I want to enjoy life without the worries that go along with being obese.

I'm new here, decidedly aggravated, and somewhat grumpy. I'm writing this now because I didn't like the blank space. When I've snapped out of this ridiculous mood I'll write something that's a little more reflectie of the decent side of my personality. Till then just imagine me as a snarling newcomer to be ignored until she learns some manners.

>>I'm a 25 year old graphic designer. I commute daily from the city to the suburbs, so any free time I have I treasure. I enjoy art and lots of cultural activities. I have 1 cat named Josephine Joy (Jo Jo for short) who is my "kid." Summer and autumn are of course my favorite seasons since I also love any kind of outdoor activity (as long as it's not too humid outside!!) >>I lost about 40 pounds on Weight Watchers about 2 years ago. It took me only 6 months since I can't stand waiting around for things to happen. I was very committed to losing weight, so I lost the weight first, then started exercising after I reached my goal. >>Although I have maintained my healthy weight, and have exercised regularly, I have not reached the goal of fitness that I would like. I feel as though I'm at a plateau. >>I still enjoy eating out on occasion, and find it difficult to work out 6 days a week. Lately I've been averaging about 3 days in the gym per week, but would like to amp it up to 5 days.

I am a 22 year-old student who lives a generally active and healthy lifestyle.I used to be a college athlete but after working for a bakery for a year and a half I managed to put on about 30 pounds. I am vegan and ride my bike, but I cannot seem to lose weight on my own.

I'm a 45 yrs old female, mother of two, with the youngest getting ready to turn 19. I believe in the power of postive thinking and trying to learn how to become the great friend to myself as I am to others.

I am a size 16, I want to get back down to a size 8. I don't know how much I weight (215 march last year).

I am a first time mommy to a handsome and brilliant little boy. I just started running and would love to run a 8K in early 2010.

In grad school for art therapy, trying to stay fit as my body begins to look more and more like my mothers.

I am a 35 yo single mother and graduate student. I have been following Weight Watchers since January and I have lost almost 40 lbs so far (45 more to go)! I have a similar weight loss story as many others, having lost 80 pounds 4 years ago until my pregnancy.

Medical conditions in the last two years have caused me to gain over 70 lbs thanks to a very slow metabolism. Now that I have it under control, I need to lose the weight I lost originally. =[ I am looking for networking and support, will gladly do the same for anyone who is struggling to lose the weight and keep it off the healthy way.

I am a 38 year old male from the nw side. I am into fitness training & have lost 115 pounds. I continue to strive at working hard & staying fit.

I'm 28 and I work in Chicago. I finally learned to enjoy exercise, but as a result of working out more, I allowed portion and food selection control to go out the window. (You know, the "I just ran 3 miles, of course I should have a double bacon cheeseburger for dinner" approach to life). I have some areas I want to focus on slimming down, and I'd also like to use this site to improve my relationship with food (I say as I wolf down a wrap at my desk, check my messages, and rewrite my profile).

Writer, rebel, one-liner

35 year old female - massage therapist (thank goodness for a career that keeps me active) I am self employed and work very long hours on some days so keeping to a regular schedule of working out is sometimes a challenge. Eating well on the other hand comes fairly easy to me - I do however have a big sweet tooth.

I'm a 24 year old who's just finished grad school. I'm studying to take my boards for physical therapy. You would think as a physical therapist, I should be thin and a good example for my patients, but i'm not, hence why I think it's important to be losing weight now, before I start. I'm just pretty much tired of being overweight, and not being happy with who I am. I'm so paranoid about my health and other possible health conditions I might have. I've always attempted to go on diets, but never went through on anything. I honestly don't mind working out, but for me I feel like the only way I can lose weight is if I get a personal trainer at a gym, and have my food made for me so I can lose weight, but I have no money for that stuff. So i have to really find motivation and support.. It's just really hard.. blah =(

I am a student at the University of Chicago. I was class of 2009, but because of several difficult problems (insane depression), I had to take some time off and did very badly other times in my college career. I now only need one more quarter of classes (four) plus write my A.B. thesis paper. I am anxious about that and have been for the majority of this year, but because I only recently (one month ago or so) began to seriously diet and exercise, I have not been able to concentrate on almost anything not diet and exercise and weight-related.

23 year old city girl dealing with post college realities

I just made 26 and it's time to get my life in order starting with my weight.

I'm 5'11" and I've always been able to eat whatever I wanted and still get away with being considered "skinny". That's not the point, though. I want to be toned and feel good. I want to put an effort into being healthy and see what I am capable of. No more junk food and snacking all day. I want to be healthy and happy for me.

I have nice intentions but I always procrastinate and I can't remember the last time I followed through when it was only for me.

I quit smoking January 1st, 2009 and was successful in also gaining twenty pounds! After quitting, I stopped working out and simply focused on not smoking. Now that I am confident that I will no longer go back to smoking, it's time to work on the weight and get back into the swing of things! I have recently worked with a couple of personal trainers without any results. I have now decided to commit to train for a half marathon and start running to improve my health and to lose weight.

I'm a fun, genuine gay guy looking for a male or female workout partner to run/walk and lift weights. I am 5'7" and around 200 pounds. I lost 40 pounds about two years ago, but have since gained more than 20. I would like to lose roughly 40 pounds, while also building muscle mass.

I am currently 39 and always had these visions of looking fabulous at 40. Fortunately or not, I have always dressed and carried my weight well a habit I picked up from my mother. however I also am extremely good and masking how I really feel about the way I look and my long time struggle with weight loss. This has been my secret for a long time and the only ones that really know about these feelings are my mother and my husband (who is really quite lovely about it all). I am just so tired of belly aching about my weight. I just want to be done already. To be honest, I have neglected my diet and exercise regimen for at least 4 years partly because I used to work these ridiculous hours and everything came before me. Now that has changed. I am READY for all that to change. My impatience however will be my undoing. I really need support, ideas and encouragement to keep going. I used to do this stuff so easily before. It is so much harder now, but I am determined to get it done. So what ever it takes. I have 6 months. The plan is enter my 40th year loving everything about myself including the way I look and feel.

I'm 35, a professional actor in Chicago, and a newlywed. I am tired of being a "comfortable" size 8, as it reads much heavier on-camera (which affects my professional viability). I carry much of my weight in my lower body, and I'm tired of hiding my legs. I just want to feel good about myself again.

26 years old, work full-time and in grad school part-time

I'm 26, used to be an athlete, which allowed me to eat whatever I wanted, but when I stopped playing and training I didn't stop eating. I'm ready to get back into shape in order to feel good again.

31 yrs old. I suffer from anxiety/depression (finally realizing this) I just decided to finally make a change, quit smoking and lose the 20lbs I've gained over the last year. I'm embarrassed of the weight gain, and Im realizing that I cannot continue on with the bad habits I developed in my 20's.

I'm very outgoing and love to have a good time. I love sports of all kinds, but don't participate in any. My biggest obstacle is always getting started.

I am a Chicago native that is a single woman working towards a master's degree in Education and loves to have a good time.

21 year old recent college grad, trying to get fit, healthy, & happy

I'm 41, 5ft 7in, 249 pounds, no children but lots of god children, 2 grad degrees, and full time work as an IT project manager. Work requires lots of mind work but very little physical work.

I currently weigh 395lbs, and I want a friend that is going through the same thing who would like to go for walks and learn healthy eating habits.

I'm a 21 year old lady-person, set to graduate university May 17th. I went through a messy breakup last winter and then a subsequent 9-months of complete sloth, gluttony, and self deprecation. Now emerging 15 pounds heavier (which translates as about 30 on my 5'5" frame) and hoping to get my business together and hopefully land a date/better job by the time I graduate and turn 22 (mid June).

I am a college student who isn't sure where she wants to go with her life and can't even get a handle on her weight let alone her life.....I've tried Jenny Craig and even lost 20 pounds just to put it all back on again :( The problem is I'm addicted to food/an emotional eater and I can't figure out what my trigger is....I'm hoping that logging will give me some insight!

I got married a little more than a year ago and gained back the 30lbs I lost plus 15lbs extra within 6 months. I joined WW and lost 40lbs so far but I just turned 30 in March and want to have the best body of my life this summer. These last pounds seem to be the hardest.

Love to entertain, cook and eat home cooked meals. Enjoy the outside and the beach. Summer is my favorite time of the year.

I'm no longer comfortable w/my present weight. I discovered years ago that I'm addicted to carbs and sweets - I can control the sweets when necessary, but I've not yet won the carb battle. I will change my way of eating and taking care of myself one day at a time -- by doing something every day.

33 year-old female. Private teacher. • Interested in science (especially genetics and the human body) • the visual arts (painting,drawing, whatever) (I have some comic books too) • Writing and reading (poetry, literature, non-fiction) • dance (Swing, Lindy Hop, Blues, Charleston) • learning langauges + more...


I moved here from the south a year ago and was at my weight and health goal before moving. I moved away from a place where everyone knew me and I had to resign my position at Wachovia after working there for 12 yrs and having built strong relationships. Then the nightmare began. We rented a beautiful flat and then found ourt faily quickly that we had a crazy landlady that interupted our lives daily. It was scary and very unsettling. I got very depressed bc I didn't have a safe haven, had no support system and was terribly lonely. Now we finally bought a house and are away from that situation and I am ready to get back to normal.

I'm 23 and just entered graduate school. I am looking for support in continuing to live an active lifestyle through the drastic weather changes in Chicago.

I am married and have three teenagers ( who are very active!). I am a third grade teacher. I love to read, cook and watch movies with my family.

I've been in maintenance for almost three years after 55 pounds. I'm a certified personal trainer and work to provide others with the help they need to lose weight and keep it off for good!

I am on a mission to regain good health.

I'm a 27 year old secretary. I got married in June of 2008 - I was really good about being healthy and making good decisions to 'fit into the dress', but since then I've gained about 10 pounds. I'm reasonably healthy, but I'd like to start having kids, and want to have healthy habits and a healthy weight to get started.

I have a carb addiction!!

My main goal is to LOOK better. I have been struggling with my weight ever since Freshman year of college (I think it's safe to say that I WISH I had only gained the "Freshman 15" that year). Regardless, I have made the commitment to losing the weight this year because I'm graduating in May and starting a new job. I want to leave the "chubby girl" image with my college years, and start a whole new chapter of my life. I'm ready to get help from all of you and look forward to hearing your stories!

I am 29 years old. I am a single mom with two energetic boys. I have been doing the yo-yo act for to long its time for me to stick with the new way of life. This summer i plan on bike riding on the lake front in chicago if you want to join me .....lets do IT!

I am a 23 year old graduate student completing my Masters and have put on SO MUCH weight since I have started grad school...I currently weigh 210 and need to lose a total of 50 pounds. Currently trying to lose 20 pounds by the end of June

I am 38, mother/step-mother of girls (9,12,13). I work full-time in the city. Recently, I was diagnosed with lupus

I am 19 yrs old living in the northwest side of Chicago. I have always been in good shape my entire until now. I know exactly what got me here and I know exactly what I have to do to lose weight. I am always a positive person and what lead me to weight gain is depression. I have overcome that just like I am going to overcome this obstacle in my life.

You know me. I'm great.

I'm a 30-"something" tired of feeling unhappy with and defensive about my weight. I try to focus on the positive as much as possible (getting stronger, trying delicious, healthy recipes), but I do get frustrated at how long it takes to lose weight. "Buddy" support definitely helps me stay focused and feel less alone and frustrated.

I live in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago. I am a 56 yr old single woman who is currently in film studio earning my grad degree in digital cinema! I would like a bike/walk/workout partner.

I work as a junior high teacher in my home neighborhood. My children keep me very busy with all of their activities and I organize a lot of the school clubs and sports teams but I love every minute of it...well almost every minute! I love to dance, record music, and party when I'm not training.

I'm a fun loving 50 yr old Christian gal who is happily married my dear hubby that I met when I was in high school. I am only 5 ft tall so this extra weight shows up in my fun apple shape rather quickly. I have an hour commute from Indiana into Chicago for work each day & my job is a sedentary one. I'd appreciate all help I can get in my quest to get healthy & svelte again :) BRING IT!!! I want to feel good int clothes again!

I am 21 years old, my height is 5 feet 7 inches and i weigh 189 pounds. I had a baby 7 weeks ago and my body is for the most part ok I feel, my biggest problems are my stomach and my buttocks. I have a beer belly looking tummy and i have a flat behind which I HATE!!!!! but my legs are very toned and my arms are not really that bad, my face can look chubby at times but without my body most people would say i was an average girl

I love running!

I am 25 years old. I am a wife and a mother to a 16 year old. I am a full time student.

I'm a college student who is frustrated because she owns all of these jeans but can only kind of fit into them!

Mid-30s, live in the city, and a new mommy of a son who weighed 10 lbs at birth (!). It's been four months since he was born, I'm working full-time, and I need support to get refocused on my health and fitness. I have so little time for myself, the whole thing is daunting.

Love animals- hope to continue my education and attend vet school

I feel as though I have tried to do this weightloss thing secretly and on my own for long enough. I am 28 y/o (I will be 29 next month) and This year I set out to lose 100lbs by training and completing a full marathon. Yes, 26.2 miles. The funny thing is when I weighed in at 291lbs on Jan 1st I just knew I would drop a ton of weight preparing for my marathon. I begin walking and soon after joinging a running club in Feb I was down to 263 by March. I know what it takes to lose the weight. I just can't seem to sustain the regimen long enough before the pounds pack back on. Either way I maintained 881-287 the entire summer and into the fall. I ran and completed my 1st 1/2 marathon on Sept 25th in 3:11:53 and I did the Chicago Marathon in 7:11:18. While i am amazed that I did both runs...non-stop...I can't understand how i lost inches and not weight:-( I am a very active and social person. I was an athelete in H.S. If I could get back to the body I had in college...I was an avid swimmer. I even competed regionally. I just let life, break-ups, career changes, and family get the best of me. I'm done "treating" myself to food and other damaging habits. I have to get this right! When I looked back over my journals and this marathon experience. The difference is that I wasn't around my PEERS. Meaning, everyone else around me was smaller and didnt share the same struggles or past. I feel like marathoning has changed my life, my outlook, and aproach to food. I know now that I physically and mentally CAN do this. I am giving mself 1yr with PEERtrainer and I hope that the 2 groups I have joined and committed to keep me on track. HERE WE GO...

I am 25 years old. I got marry a year ago in October. After being lay off for almost 2yrs now, due to the economy, I gained weight. I became a size 9, and an XL, shirt. I am only 4'11. Am supposed to be about 120. So in January 2010, I got tire of being depress, so I joined a class of cardio kickboxing 4 times a week. It has been 11 months since I started kickboxing, although I have lost 15 lbs. It is still hard to control my eating habits. Lately, my husband and I moved in with my in-laws, due to my bathroom remodeling. Since I have been there, I have gained weight again. We have been there for about a month. The bathroom is finally done, it is time for me to get back on track, since i am going on vacation in March 2010. Also, I took a blood test, and my sugar levels came out pretty high, my docter said, if I dont lower it I can be border-line diabetic. It is weird because i dont eat sweets, but she said there is sugar on food we dont expect. and certain foods turns into gluten.

I am a 34 years old and married. I've struggled with my weight all my life, and have had both successes and failures.

i've been dieting for about three years now and lost 60 pounds and since i started school i've gained 10 back now i want to lose the ten, plus some more

I have struggled with my weight since I was very young. Always the fat child. Around 17 I lose lots of weight and got down to a size 6 then put in back after I got into a car accident where I was bed ridden for months, took me a few years then I worked hard to get it all off again, then gained it back and have only been getting bigger and bigger.

I am 26 and live in Chicago, but went to highschool and college in Wisconsin. I live alone with my cat. I have been trying Wii Fit, have a gym membership etc... BUT have had trouble loosing weight becaue i LOVE to eat. I really hope being accountable to my friends here help me in this process. Plus the person who invited me I love and respect so look forward to doing this with her and the other two who sign up!!

I am almost 32 years old, married to a great man, and have a beautiful daughter born in May 2010. I am now a stay-at-home mom, which I love but I don't have the time to get to the gym.

I am a 43 year old happily married mother of 7. Three great kids of my own 14, 11 and 9 plus 4 wonderful stepdaughters 30, 27, 25 and 25. My weight has been slowly creeping up for the last couple of years even though I exercise regularly. I attribute this to my slowing metabolism and my love for sugar and carbs.

I'm a physical therapist, wife, mommy of Ashton....full of life and energy.....need to put my money where my mouth is about exercising! It's my passion to motivate others to be healthy, now I have to motivate myself!

Just trying to meet people with similar experiences.

I have been married 10 years. I have 2 children (8 and 6). I having been teaching almost 12 years. I was active growing up but after having kids I slowed down a lot.

Fitness Instructor, Tap Dance Instructor, Musician. Love to run, especially early in the morning.

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

I'm a 37 year old single mom, who is about 15 lbs over weight. I love to work out in the morning, I love running, and I can tolerate yoga, but I'm kinda ADD. My biggest problem is binging and emotional overeating. If I didn't have those 2 problems, and a little too much self-pity, I would be fine. I also yo yo(hence 'Rubberfat' especially around the holidays, or when I have alot of stress.

My name is Annie, I am 26 years old, live in Lincoln Park, and have a career in sales. Since 2003 I have lost over 100lbs and thankfully I have been mostly successful at keeping it off. However, knee surgery last October kept me out of the gym and my diet fell by the wayside, therefore I have regained about 15 lbs. I am striving to get it back off! (an additional 5 on top of that wouldn't hurt) :)

I am 42 years old. I work a lot as a partner in a small market research firm in Chicago, Il. My work is a large part of my world. It could be too much of my world. My life needs more balance. I am single without children. I would like to date more with confidence. A healthy life style would certainly help me do that.

Your basic overall "good health" individual who wants to improve on her daily lifestyle knowing that there will be slip-ups and "indulgence" days when I'm going to be "ok" with having the slice of Birthday cake or eat the "comfort" food when I'm not feeling well, or heck...when I want the piece of dark chocolate caramel with sea salt :)

I recently completed my training and coursework for my doctorate in clinical psychology. I am currently finishing up my dissertation and interviewing for postdoc positions. I think this lack of structure (and increased wine intake) lead me to put on 10-12 pounds in the past 3 months. I'm 6 feet tall so it isn't that noticable to others, but my clothing sure notices it and I feel self-conscious at times.

I'm a teenager who's overall goal is to get a toned body, and to have a healthy lifestyle, and to be happy with my health.

Just another dancing gal!

I am 43, single and my interests are running,yoga, reading, cooking and recently sailing. I don't cook so much when I'm trying to cut weight although since I enjoy it, I've promised only to cook healthy.

I'm 32, active, "sporty," and fit, an academic, single, no children, with a huge, wonderful support system of active friends. I just need some outside support to lose a bit of weight. My friends are too lovely and sweet to admit I've put on weight, so they aren't very encouraging of my losing any.

Single woman w/significant other who enjoys fine dining and great wine. Active and eat healthy but restuarant meals and slowing metabolism as well as stress of job have resulted in 20 extra lbs.

I am 24, currently living in Graceland West Chicago. I work as a full time nanny for triplets 50+ hours a week. I married my best friend last year in February and moved from the South suburban area to the North side of the city to be closer to work. I love where we are living except for the fact that we don't have any friends out here & our friends refuse to come to the city. Like I stated above I am not here to lose weight but for a physical description I am 5'4'' at 120lbs athletic build. My husband just went through 2 knee surgeries that has put a lot of stress on the both of us and left both of us with no physical activities. He was on crutches for 8 weeks and I had to take care of EVERYTHING! Looking to get back into the workout routine and eat better so I can have more energy & live a happier active life :)

I'm 35 years old. 5'4 131.5lbs.

Im 30 ,no kids, have a career and the heaviest I ever been time to get it together

I am a mid 20something who has moved to Chicago and is working toward her master's degree in social work at the University of Chicago. I love the outdoors, reading, cooking gormet meals, politics, volunteering, dancing, dogs, discovering new music, and spending time laughing with my friends, boyfriend, and family!

I am a teacher and a mother of 3. My children are my greatest joy. However I often don't have the energy to play with them.

I am a mother of and a step mom to 1, I love listening to music, riding horses and watching SOA. I am a culinary student half way through getting my degree and getting mostly A's and B's.Will be on the student counsel soon.

I'm in my late 20s and have really slipped into workaholic mode for the past several years. I used to run regularly and eat in moderation, but somewhere along the lines I became more of a stress eater and my free time was spent fulfilling emotional needs like going out with friends, finally vegging on the couch or worst of all, emotionally eating.

I just turned 34 and I'm tired for binge eating and feeling gross.

I've been wanting to lose these 20 pounds for 3 years now, and I hope that this will be the year, I want to be hot! I need to stick to a diet plan this time. I lost 15 pounds 3 years a go and I was so content with myself that I just rode out 175 for 3 years and thats not the body I want.

I'm a 63-yr-old single woman, living and working alone. Although my family and friends are absolutely wonderful, I have too much alone time and am looking forward to the give-and-take support of this group.

31, married to a beautiful and wonderful woman for six months now. I work at a large nonprofit, live with my wife, dog and two cats.

I am a 30 year old Black female who has struggled with weight all my life. When I was in college I gained a lot of weight. I chose to lose it when my granny got sick. I focused on getting healthier and lost 100lbs on my own. I kept it off for about 6 years. I slowly started gaining it back with poor decisions, laziness, lack of money for the gym (lost my job at that time) and now here I am. I work ft and teach pt. I am tired, yet I am dedicated.

I am 24, college student and working part-time. I've always struggled with weight issues and emotional eating, which tends to have a direct effect on the way that I feel about myself. My current weight of 150 doesn't look good on my 5'1 frame. Thus, I would like to lose 25 pounds to finally maintain a healthy BMI index.

I was forced retired but thankfully I am collecting a pension and still want to work. While I was climbing the pyramids in Mexico I amost fell but caught the rope. I was told the gods were not ready for me (LOL). I gained 20 pounds and now weigh 168. I am better but I cant exercise like I use to because I broke my ankle. I am hopeful I will get lean again. I am very creative...I like to make jewerlry, cook, decorate and garden. I love the beach and enjoy going to the ruins in Mexico to learn about my ancestors. I broke my ankle last year and I am having a hard time losing the twenty pounds I gained.

I love working out, but have allowed my school schedule and sheer joy of my new relationship cut back on my workout routine. I love kickboxing, spin class, and step the most.

I enjoy movies, cooking, and dancing. I'm open minded and willing to try almost anything at least once. I hope one day I can decide to lose weight because of me and my own personal choices. I enjoy writing, and fortunately, it coincided with my unrelated discovery of essay writing, follow the link if you are interested and need help in writing.

I'm a teacher who's always been fit but unhealthy.

I am a student, currently finishing up my last year in grad school. Since my schedule is super busy, consisting of school, work and internship, I find that I have issues with eating right and maintaining an exercise schedule that will work for me. I'm hoping that this program, especially the PONR program will give me tools that will help me address my emotional eating issues and subsequent eating habits.

I am a 24 year old, 5'9" 138 lbs never been very active, trying to build endurance and better my quality of life, my educational background is in nutrition/dietetics, I am a makeup artist and currently working in higher education.

I am a single mom, full time employee and graduate student. Did I mention....stressed.

I work with clients who aim to lose weight and improve their overall well-being. For most people, weight tends to be the manifestation of emotional and relational dissatisfaction. As a clinical psychologist, I help people address these underlying issues and strengthen their commitment to health. Additionally, I provide hypnosis and am certified in holistic health counseling.

John Hunter is a Nutrition Specialist and has varied experience in the field of nutrition. He also loves to blog which helps people to plan their nutritional goals and he recommends liquid nutritional supplements as a daily supplementation.

I am a happily, recent, retired woman excited to be able to do some fun activities now that I have time to focus.

I am a cartoonist and youth worker in her mid-twenties who is tired of having evening binge eating control my self-perception and life. I am extremely healthy during the day, then completely lose track during evenings.

I'm a 35-year old, single professional who works an 8-5, M-F desk job. No matter what I've tried I still come home mentally exhausted and simply want to zone out.

I'm a 25 year old business professional by day, artist by night. I've already lost 70 pounds but am struggling to maintain my weight loss and get those few extra pounds off.

I'm a stay at hone mom struggling to make time for myself to work out/eat right and find my motivation to exercise/eat right when I'm tired and worn out.

Single mom of two girls. One is and adult one is a preteen.

The Christmas season can quickly become filled up with shopping and cooking and eating and gathering, but at the root of it all is something far more important: loving. Christmas is a season of hospitality and giving. It is a season that urges people to put their friends, family, and community in front of selfish needs to help spread joy and hope. Now what doesn't sound nice about that? Christmas Whatsapp Status Happy New Year 2018 Quotes Christmas Card Messages

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