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Team Name: Motivation and Self-Control
Members: 635
Location: Anywhere 00000


Profile: This is a team for subscribers of the Tip Of The Day coaching newsletter who want to focus on improving motivation and strengthening the self-control muscle. One thing we are going to work on in this team is to actively look for the small wins. We are going to tell each other about small wins and congratulate each other whenever we can.

Last posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 5:56 PM

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Members profiles:
I'm 46 yo, happily married to my best friend, mom of 6 girls, grandma to 4 with 1 more on the way. I weigh too much & I'm not happy with that part of my life. Time to change.

I am 41 and 60 lbs overweight. 4years ago i reached goal weight with WW and held it off for a year. I am an emotional eater and i lost focus then the pounds just jumped back on! I have 1 child (14 year old beauty!) and I am a teacher.

Happily married for 10 years. I have one son. My husband and I work from our home.

i am 43 year old female who has been sruggling with weight for many years, i have no will power to do it on my own i need to loose my weight to make me feel better about me

My name is Ally, have really always been kind of chubby my whole life I am not overly heavy or anything at 190 but recently it did come up in discussion with my mother (my weight) So..I have decied why not, It's the beginning of a new year..

I'm a very active person... my days are jam packed from start to finish. Due to my lack of time, I usually have only a small amount of time to eat, so the name of the game is to eat quickly- this typically means that I over consume food. Well, all of that is about to change!

I'm a freshman in undergrad and would like to start setting myself in healthier habits. I have trouble staying motivated and passing up sweets. I'm looking to start curbing my tastes away from sweets, and tone-up my body.

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 am a 60 year old man, married, working full time, 2 grown children, 2 grandchildren. I have been both fit and fat off and on all my life. I have had diabetes for 12 years and recently it has been getting out of control resulting in high creatinine level (kidney function) which told me it is time to lose 50+ lbs.

I'm back again. Life is good now and I need to get back on track. Had lost lots of weight but it has crept back on. I love being outside, people and unfortunately wine. Well, 2 out of 3 isn't bad. I will have been married for 25 years Aug. 23 and that is a real feat! Also have 2 great boys/men in their early 20s along with 3 dogs.

Married with 2 college students, an Airedale and two cats.

I am 23, and fat. I'm getting married soon, and I don't want to be a big, fat bride. We've set the wedding back until 2010 to save and plan, and I want to be a healthy weight way before that.

I'm 57 years old. Been married for 32 years. I have 3 adult children. There are 3 grandchildren (who I adore) with one due in January. My mother is in an assisted living facility and I see her several times a week. I work full time as a mortgage processor. I have become very sedentary.

I am 24 and determined to win the weight battle once and for all. I work full-time at a university, helping students enhance their time management and gain confidence in their approaches to academics. In my spare time, I try to keep up with learning Spanish and self-teaching guitar. I also enjoy reading. I love to sing and have been doing so since 2nd grade. I am a soprano on my church's worship team, and I love it. I have been married for 2 1/2 years.

I'm a psychiatric nurse, mother of 23 year old twin girls, partner to a wonderful man. I'm spiritually eclectic with a distaste for organized religion and dogma as a concept. I"m warm and friendly, much blessed with the love of many wonderful people in my life.

23/f-overweight most of my life...I believe it's due to the choices in my household. After moving out at 18, I was able to lose 20 lbs. and now going back to my house I see all the fatty foods and sweets that were also available while I was there.

I am a busy mother of 4. My children are 12, 10, 7,5. I work fulltime and commute abou 40 minutes one way, so workout time is limited.

I'm an 18 year old who recently went vegan. I live in Washington state and love the fact that this state is for outdoor lovers! I love hiking, camping, kayaking - ANYTHING outside! I have lost 50 pounds on my own, but I am having trouble with the last of the weight! However, I really believe I can do what I set my mind to.

I am 47 years old, married to my soul mate,and mother of 2, a 20 year old daughter and 14 year old son. I am a nurse, working 2 days per week. We also have my elderly father living with us. I have lost weight several times in the past, and kept it off for several years each time, but then I allow myself to fall back into habits that allow me to gain weight, and here I go again...

I am retired from the military and living the good life in the US Virgin Islands. I love to cook and love to eat. I know a lot about nutrition, as I was once an avid runner, but I've lost my discipline since I retired from the USAF.

The bmi charts tell me I'm obese at 5' 6" 184. If I lose 10 pounds I can drop into the 'overweight' category. I have to lose 40 to be in 'normal' range. I'll give it a shot!

I am a 38 yr old mother of 2 boys, 6 and 8. I work part-time and have a wonderful husband of 11 years. I am 5'3" and 175 lbs and am horrified that this categorizes me as obese. I feel like the "outside" me doesn't represent at all the "inside"me and I have been in denial that my weight truly makes my unhealthy. I am a moderate exerciser (cycling, jogging, x-country skiing, volleyball) and I feel that my overeating is my biggest problem (eating out of boredom, stress, etc...).

Hi. I'm nearly nearly 30 and I promised to myself that i will be back to myself and beautiful. I didn't have any weight problems til i got pregnant with my first son. He's nearly 5 now, so you can imagine my depression. I've tried numerous times to lose this weight. I put up nearly 50lb. I was a member of a weight watchers and lost about 20 lb, but somehow i left the program (thought that I can do it myself, but obviously not). My second son was born in August 2008 and thankfully i didn't put up much as I was really conceous what I ate, but now I'm determined to lose the pounds.

24 y/o single mother of two children my son who is 6 and my daughter who is 3. I am a stay at home mom tryin to go back to college. I am not happy with the way i look so I am tryin to loose weight. I am 5'6 and weight 214

I'm 18 years old and i have never felt comfortable in my own skin despite the fact that i am by no means obese. i love the outdoors and i have played basically every sport at one point in my life. i'm a vegetarian and have been for almost 5 years.

Have two wonderful kids. Baby #2 is 3 already! And I haven't lost the post weight. In fact, I've even gained >10 lbs over the last year. Yuck!

I'm 30 years old and have been stuck at the same 10-20 lbs. overweight for a couple years. I'm active and eat healthy meals most of the time, I just need help cutting my portion sizes and remaining motivated even though the scale isn't budging:(

I am a 37 year old mother of two. I tend to be an emotional/impulse eater, and crave empty carbs, even though i know how much it hurts me. I'm tired of my current lifestyle and am trying to make a difference in the way I eat and be more active.

I am a 46 year old mother of 3 daughters,16,14 and 10. Married 22 years, I am a 6 year breast cancer survivor. I gained 35 pounds in the year following my double mastectomy. I can't seem to stick to any one plan. I can hardly bear to see myself in pictures. I'm 5'2 and 167 pounds.

I'm 28 years old. I have always been overweight. For about 4 years from age 19-23 I was down around 200 lbs and started to run. After getting married over 5 years ago I didn't jog as much and ate more. I gained 40 lbs overall from the time I started dating my wife until a year after we were married. I lost 20 of that then gained it back. I'm determined to get back in shape and go further than I've ever gone before.

Married; two kids; 37 years old; I teach 5th grade

46 yr old. Live in Chico, CA. Married. 26 yr old daughter. Work at a college. From the Bay Area.

I am married with two kids, am a SAH wife, mom, Christian and homeschool. I feel that now is a great opportunity to really focus on me. I am the type that back seats my own needs for others, or give in too easily because someone else is pushing their needs. I want to be more assertive with my needs. I also feel like it is high time to focus on me so I can be the best I can be personally for me, and therefore be the best I can be for my husband and my kids.

Just really wanting to get back on track and feel healthy. I'm not married but have a wonderful boyfriend! I love to be outside and active...hiking and running especially.

I'm in my late fifties and need to lose 50 pounds for health and self-esteem. I've been overweight and sedentary for quite a few years. I've made brief intense efforts to get more fit or diet but without any success. I run a consulting business out of my home and do a lot of sitting at the computer.

I'm about to turn 40, have two children and a partner, work full time. I am overwieght and struggle with portion control/overeating and not getting enough exercise.

I am a person who sits at a desk all day. I used to be this person. Now, I am a person that exercises everyday.

I am going to start the fat smash diet tomorrow phase 1

38 year old occupational therapist working full time in orthopaedics, and also doing a Masters part-time. I have 2 children, aged 4 & 6 who keep me busy when I'm not at work. My husband works from home (yes I am jealous) which has it's pluses & minuses sometimes. Being recently diagnosed with a chronic disease has made me realize I need to get my act together health-wise, add fitness into my everyday life & take better care of myself!

I am 56 handicapped and living on disability. Not having any exercise is my main problem thinking of another plan of attack weight watchers after the first of the year. Also working out with weights without having to use my knees.

I'm a Canadian 36yr old married mother of 2 boys - working full time and trying to fit it all into one day.

I am 57 yrs old, divorced, and the Mom of a grown son. I feel like I have dieted all my life, in fact I'm a lifetime W W. I'm trying to get myself back on the plan, I do fine for awhile and then I fall of the wagon! I've have major changes in my life this past year which include losing my job after 18 years, I'm working now, but I had to take a 50% pay cut!

56 yo Hospice Nurse. I work 10 - 11 hrs a day, sit at my desk, in my car, or visiting families.

i am the mom of 3 great kids and married to a great guy. my boys are 10 and 9 and my little princess is 23 months. boy how times flies! i work full-time and like my job (most the time). we have horses, a couple dogs, and some cats. we love spending time outdoors, camping, on the 4-wheelers, or with the horses.

46 yr. old part time nurse, married mother of 3 who let weight get out of control. I eat when I'm bored or upset. I'm a picker who takes handfuls of something as I walk by the snack drawer!

Im a married mother of 3, I work full time as a Juvenile Probation Officer.

I just turned 23 and I am a Master's candidate in the area of opera performance. I love cooking and learning how to cook (huge Food Network fan, Good Eats is the best show on television). I am very focused on being a student right now, and living for the first time on my own in a new state and spending time with loved ones occupies most of my time. I enjoy reading and window shopping, I love being outdoors on nice days and I am into fine arts and international cultures.

I am 43 years old, married for 2 years and have a 16 year old daughter. For most of my adult life I hovered around 130 lbs (I'm only 5'2" so I was never skinny). However when I hit menopause about 5 years ago I began to gain weight. I have been at 160 lbs for close to 3 years now. I tried to lose the weight 2 1/2 years ago but the menopause thing made progress non existant so I gave up. Things seem to have settled down & I have been working out with weights for 2 months now and am seeing progress with muscle tone and inches are coming off my butt and legs but no weight loss yet. I want to stay motivated and keep at this until I am a size 5/6 or at least a 7/8. I really am not that concerned with what I weigh, it's size that counts for me! UPDATE: Ok I lied. The number on the scale does mean something to me after all. As of April 8th I am now down to 154 lbs. I LOST 6 lbs since the end of January!

I am 28 years old, 5'8", married and have a 5 month old son. I am exclusively breastfeeding and will start solids one meal at a time in April. My starting weight is 202.8. When I met my husband, 5 years ago, I weighed 150 lbs. At the height of my pregnancy, I weighed a whopping 247 lbs. Thankfully, I have lost 47 of those pounds in the last 5 months but now I need to stay motivated so I can keep losing the rest and maybe even surprise myself and lose more. I love to be active but often get discouraged at how out of breath I get or how much more I need to do before I can be where I want. In the past, I have given up because of that daunting feeling.

I am 42 years old and have been on Weight Watchers for 6 months and have lost 35 pounds. I am going through a slump right now and need some serious encouragement.

I am 49 and have 3 children, all adults. I have my own business manufacturing pillow forms and lumbar pillows that I do out of my house. I have been married to the same man for 27yrs. We have a dog named Sam that is 2. He is a cross between Great Dane and Border Collie 10yrs ago I weighed 220. I joined WW and lost 80lbs In 9mnths. I kept it off for 7yrs but in the last threee, have put back on at least half of it. I disgust myself because I did it before (including 3 returns to WW) and know what to do I just can't seem to do it this time

I'm married, I have 3 boys and 1 daughter. But over the years I have neglected myself and now I'm at the point I want to be healthier for myself and my family. So it's time for me to make a change.

33 year old single career mom who wants to get healthy and feel more confident.

Im a 25 year old female with 2 children trying to get to my pre pregnancy weight!!

I am a 17year-old white female living in S.A(Yeah we got internet here & wild animals as pets.JK) I've been struggling with my weight for so long! I feel insecure and unworthy...I need support and want to support others as well.

I'm 23, married, and a former college athlete. Since quitting sports and starting a desk job I have lost most of my muscle mass and gained about 20 pounds. I've always had issues with over-eating, but it was never a problem when I was at practice for 3 hours a day! Now I really need help controlling my portions and making good food decisions. When I'm really hungry, I need to be able to make a smart choice rather than going for the first bag of chips I see.

I am a 50 yr old IT contractor who sits at a desk from 8-12 hrs/day when working. I am a perpetual grazer and the grazing bumps up for stress. I am plagued by work related RSI and need to keep my weight down and flexibility up to be mobile without chronic pain. I do not have is all RSI. In 1999 I was diagnosed with FM during it's peak fame period, and since then I think I've graduated to Chronic Fatigue. A 1 hr workout will leave me totally bagged for 3 days. In 2000 I lost 40 lbs in WW and the pains went away. After 2000, my husband & I hiked weekly in the Cdn Rocky Mtns and joined Search & Rescue which kept us physically active. In 2004 we left the big city life for a quieter life in a village in northern Alberta. The life is better, but I have lost all motivation to work out and my neighbor is a Ukranian BABA who is perpetually baking and gets offended when you don't eat hearty. I try too eat core foods but with my current lifestyle I'm always fitting into someone else's eating patterns. I'm an M&M Peanuts addict and when travelling, I HAVE to have a bag of them. When working I drive 5 1/2 hrs to work on Sun and 5 1/2 hrs back on Fri. I rent a room from friends who include me in their meals, and when home for my 2 days per week my husband likes to eat out as his treat for eating his own cooking all week. I gained all 40 back in the last 9 yrs, and it's even more necessary to get it off this time. I'm borderline diabetic and menopausal...both which make losing weight harder than it was before and both are directly affected by overweight. At this time I'm between jobs and with this recession, anticipate that this will last the summer...and excellent opportunity to get my head back where it should be. I'm currently falling off the cliff (this happens after every project) and once I hit bottom in the next couple of days, I will be ready to climb back up, While working, I did yoga a couple times/week and need to up the # times/week and add a cardio exercise to it...but no motivation right now. Which is why I'm here.

I am 28 years old, married, and have a 3 month old. I gained 30 lbs with my pregnancy and lost it right away. I am gaining it all back and I seem to have no self control when it comes to food anymore. I don't fit in any of my pants anymore!! I am tired of being unhappy with myself.

I'm a 41 year old stay at home mom...I have a disability which I use as an excuse for not exercising and being overweight...everybody lets me get by with it, nobody challenges me (except my husband and I get mad at him). I really want to lose weight and be healthy and feel good about myself.

I am 56 years of age. I have a sedentary lifestyle. I am working on 4 15 minutes of snack exercise each day as well as one 4o minute cardio work out. I have lost 10 kilograms. My weight loss journey fluctuates and I need motivation to keep on it because I am obese - way too fat!

33, single, very demotivated

Hello everyone! I'm a 39 year old stay-at-home-mom. I have been with my hubby for ten years now, and we're still growing everyday. I have been blessed with two children Zac (17) and Zoe (8). I am Pacific Islander and come from the beautiful Island of Guam. I'm ready to be healthy and make new friends trying. LET'S DO THIS!!

I'm a 25 y/o mothe of 2 boys ages 3 and 2. I have been a stress eater for far to long. I really need some motivation to lose the weight.I'm still learning how to eat healthy. I'm also a student and full time worker.On top of being a full time mom in which I love. Joined a gym and still not motavited. Need lots of help.

I'm a 23 year old marine biologist that loves to run! I miss playing soccer more than anything and only with I could be a kid again. It's hard keeping myself motivated while living on my own and away from my boyfriend, who has always been my workout buddy.

I am 33 years old, 5'10", from Philadelphia, and used to be a certified personal trainer through NASM. I know what I should be doing, I just have issues with follow through. My highest weight is 184 lbs, which is where i'm currently at (Nov 2009) I really need to get back on track. I've put on almost 35 lbs since last August. I don't really know what happened. I struggle over how I should eat to decrease my weight. I feel like the best way to do this is to eat clean but I have a problem eating totally clean because it is too restrictive and then I end up falling off the diet bandwagon for about a week!. I also know that to decrease body fat I have to weight train...which I absolutely hate!!! I guess for me it's all about finding a healthy balance to meet my goals.

33 years old - High School Teacher/Part-Time Grad Student. As of February 2006, I have to eat gluten-free due to food allergies. I'd like to lose some more weight so that I can become a personal trainer again (like in college) and run around in a swim suit without feeling like a weirdo.

I am 41 and recently lost a lot of weight by switching medications and going on "the love diet". I want to maintain this weight, but have started binging again. I walk the dog every day, but this has decreased in time to 20min. I haven't done weights in about a year. I haven't been to yoga in months. I need to prioritize.

I'm 33 year old mother of 2 beautiful children 12 and 5. I just finished up my bachelor's degree and I'm ready for a change in a lot of areas in my life. I want to lose 15 lbs. That's it! I am having a hard time staying on track. I seem to get bored after a few months of staying on the right path with exercise and eating right. Once I get bored my mind starts wondering, I lose my mojo for staying consistent in my workouts and I want to eat whatever. I just need to beat that obstacle of getting bored after a few months to keep me on the right path. I think this group could help me.

I'm a 35 year old mother of an amazing baby girl, Zoey (born 6/6/13). In 2008, I lost 80 pounds and after the death of my mother, my fiance being diagnosed with ALS and becoming his caregiver, and having my daughter, I fell off track and put 55 pounds back on. Now I want to get healthy for my baby, so I can set a good example and keep up with her.

I am a full time working mom of two beautiful children. My daughter is 4, and my son is 11 months. I have struggled ever since I can remember to lose weight, I have a VERY hard time due to PCOS. I gained a whopping 75# during my second pregnancy and have only been able to lose 5#. Its getting to be summertime and less clothes = more uncomfortable.

SIngle 40 something looking to get back in shape and stay fit, active and healthy. Have been working long hours that have taken their toll. I'm trying to get my life back and find a good balance between work and personal life.

Working mom; professional.

I work at a school and I am off now for the summer vacation. I also work with my husband at his office. I have 3 kids (20-13). I used to have interests but it seems like all I do is work and taxi kids.

I am a working mom of a 4 year old. Since I was pregnant, I now have high blood pressure and would like to lose weight so I can get that better under control. I am also not confident in the way I look! I would like to be a better role model for our daughter. I have an amazing husband who is always supportive of me even though I have been so up and down with weight loss. He always wants for me what makes me happy.

I have a 12 yr. old and a 4 yr. old. I work three to four days a week. I have been about 30-40 lbs over weight since I was 20. I am now 44 years old, have read every diet book under the sun so I know what needs to be done just have trouble sticking to anything including Peer Trainer for more than three weeks.

I'm a 37 year-old marketing director and a fitness instructor. I was in great physical shape until "life" took over and it's been a struggle to get back there. I was hospitalized with a blood clot in my brain last year and have spent the last few months with a broken bone and torn ligament in my foot. At times, it seems like the deck is stacked against me. But I know with the right attitude, resources and motivation...and a super supportive husband... it can be done. It WILL be done!

I had my first daughter on April 11, 2009. I am an assistant professor of communication studies at Augsburg College. I am married to a great guy whose idea of cooking is throwing in a frozen pizza. I follow a mostly vegetarian diet, but I do occasionally enjoy a pot roast or chicken soup.

I'm 48 and recently married. I'm an engineer, a painter and a ballroom dancer. Dancing is something my husband & I enjoy doing together so that makes it even more fun.

Mom of two little girls. No time to workout it seems! I'm a writer and I work from home. Husband is fantastic except he has massive food issues so gives me limited support.

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 am fifty-one years old, married for 31 years, and have a married daughter. I'm active in my church, do gardening (we live in the country), and love genealogy and history. I've been losing 1-2 pounds a week since joining PeerTrainer.six weeks ago (for the 2nd time). It's a great motivation for me!

I live in Illinois, share my life with a crazy cat, and enjoy white sox baseball games, ballet and British comedy. I want to learn to enjoy how to eat again instead of being controlled by it.

I'm 25, I've struggled with weight issues my whole life, and want to get rid of them... for good!

Hey everybody! I have been trying to lose weight for awhile. I'm 31 (I made this last year and now have to change my age *SMH*) years old and I have been overweight all my life. I have finally figured out that it's because of all my childhood issues. I think that I've worked those issues out, but I think that they reoccur due to this weight...abandonment, thinking that I'm not good enough...those sorts of things. I want those thoughts to be in the past and they won't go away by keeping this weight. I'm ready to move on with my life, but I just lack the motivation that it takes. How ironic, right? I'm a people person, so I believe that if I had a buddy or buddies in this thing that I would succeed. Hopefully you guys can help me out with that and in turn I will do the same!

I'm a 33 yr old SAHM. I have two young children and find it very hard to find the time to work out.

I'm 22, just started a new job as a restaurant manager and things are hectic! I'm trying to save up and go to school while working 60+ hours a week. Have gotten by on fast food for the past 6 months to a year and am now 40 lbs over my preferred weight. Need to get back into the gym and back on track with eating healthy.

Over 50 very active.

I am 37 and realize that I need to stop putting everyone before me and put myself first and get healthy and fit.


I am a 37 mom/wife and have generally been overweight and dissatisfied with my body throughout my life. After the birth of my second child in aug 2006 my weight was a whopping 95 kgs. I started to train and make healthy eating choices and by June 2009 had come down to a more satisfying weight of 72 kgs. Since then things started to change and I had to move overseas and was there for nearly 4 months and now back to Sydney end Dec 2009. All this took a toll on me and have gained again to 82 kgs. All this while i have neither exercised nor eaten healthily. I have finished my study to be a personal trainer and want to start training people and the only thing that comes in my way is my own personal fitness and weight. I will slowly start to bring in my old lifestyle, of exercising 5 times and making healthy food choices, back into my life.

I'm married, no kids, lots of pets and live in the country. I'm a city girl at heart and love the beach. I would like to eventually go back to South Florida where I grew up and lived for most of my life. I love going to concerts, the mall and spending time with my family.

I'm 51, a nurse and mother of 4 (all over 21 yearsl). I work full time and am very active at church.

Love to work out and eat well, but can fall off the wagon very easily. But I'm trying!! I will succeed!!

I am 38 years old and a full time wife and mother. Two sons ages 7 and 4. 2 dogs and 1 cat. I at opne brief moment in my life was fit and active. Now I am way over 100 pounds overweight and my joints are starting to ache...most do something.

I am a 25 year old working mother. I have a 2 year old little girl, a loving husband and a dog! I work full time and have a hard time balancing all the things in my life that I want to! I've always been on the heavier side and I've mostly just sugar coated it and turned the other cheek to my health. Now that I am a mother I realize that this attitude has to stop!

I'll be turning 25 in October and I quit smoking same month of last year. 7 months ago now. I've since then put on at least 20lbs. This is huge for me because I've never really had a problem with my weight and have never really had to worry about it to this extent. The most I'd ever weighed before was 132. Last time I weighed myself was around two months ago and I was 133 and I know I've gained at least 5lbs since then. I've had a really rough last year and all the stress is driving me to eat even more. Turns out that I was an emotional smoker, now I'm an emotional eater. I've just been put on antidepressants by my doctor, I've been depressed before but never officially diagnosed or put on medication. I can't function as a single person taking care of myself right now though if I don't do something because it's keeping me from working and doing things I should be doing and I'm going to wind up homeless, so I hope these work.

I am a 28 year old female in RI. I have about 50 lbs to lose and I have been doing much better lately at leading a healthy lifestyle. I have a huge sweet tooth plus I eat when I am stressed or unhappy, with causes me to gain weight, which causes me to be stressed and unhappy... So I am basically trying to break the cycle! I have finally begun to enjoy exercise, however, so in that respect I feel extremely successful. Getting married 8/6/11!

I'm a 20 year old female who loves to socialize. I love to party, hang out with friends, and sing karaoke. I work at an office so i'm constantly munching on foods. I constantly need motivation to get me to go to the gym.

Take things one day at a time. Educated and healthy no major health problems. I am single, no kids, live with family. I struggle with insomnia from time to time, so I get hungry at night. I have cravings it seems really bad around my periods. I love playing tennis and golf, but it's hard to find someone that has the time to go play.

I work full time, have 3 kids and a husband. :) Life is pretty busy! I just started a running program about a month ago, and looking forward to being able to complete 5 kms.

I will soon be celebrating me for my 50 years of existence. I am a seeker of life and a passionate soul who loves to connect with other souls!

improv comedienne/actess living in NYC

Married mother of 2. At home mom.


I'm a 42 yr old husband and father...I started this "journey" back in December 2004 at ~425lb...fear of additioanl symptoms of morbid obesity prompted me to act as I already had serious lower-back and joint pain, acid reflux/GERD, serious sleep apnea (Yes, I slept with a CPAP machine), -borderline- hypertension and I was pre-diabetic...over two years I lost about 200lb then as of my before pic I got back up to ~260lb...I am seeking to partner up with some folk who can help and not just maintain but also who can be encouraging and likekwise I cna encourage...

I am 50 years young. CPA - own practice. Nearly empty nest . Quit smoking two years ago and have not been able to control my sweet tooth since.

29 yrs old, single, career driven, likes to work, hang out with friends, check FB, making my house a home and just trying to make the world a prettier place.

I am 55, have 4 adult children and 3 grand children, which I adore. I enjoy gardening, walking my dog (not all the time).Work all day seating in front of a computer.

I love to camp with my family. I also love to travel with family and friends. I enjoy reading, cooking, spending time with my dog and hanging with my kids. We are big outdoor enthusiatists and do lots of hiking, fishing, biking, etc..

I am a 32 year old single woman who has been fat all my life. I am generally comfortable with myself and body but once i got into a relationship i packed on the pounds...about 40. Right now, i would like to shed those excess pounds plus my tow-tier stomach.

I'm a student in NJ who is desperate to lose that extra five pounds

I am 48 years old and am a real estate agent. I have two teenage children and an old house that we have been renovating for a while. I have slowly been gaining weight since my mid thirties and it is beginning to effect my energy level. I am hitting that mid age slump and I am ready for a change.

I'm 27yrs old, have been on/ off diets since highschool, currently 20-30lbs overweight

I have lost 33 lbs already went from size 18 to a size 12! I would like to weight between 130 - 140 lbs. Needed to balance in proteins.

I am 32 years old, and my favorite things are sailing, reading, working in my yard, and (sadly for my weight loss efforts) drinking good beer! I'm currently 170 lbs and want to get down to 125.

i m a 21 year old weighing 157 pounds. want to loose weight n trying since a very long time. gyms does nt suit me. so i prefer to work out at home or in a park

I am not extremely overweight. But, I want to lose 15lbs to improve health, energy and mood

I am a stay at home house wife. I like to paint different things from walls to crafts. I help take care of my disable aunt.

I am 36. I am married and have 2 sons.

I am Married Have 3 Kids- 17 17, 18 Computer Help Desk Analyst I am Diabetic

Joined PT in July of 2009 and lost 40 pounds. In the spring of 2010 stopped focusing on my health and weight loss due to significant life challenges including job loss, illness and eventual death of my dad, and health issues for my children and husband. It was too much to handle and I didn't have the time or energy to commit to weight loss, especially the exercising. It's now Feb. 2011 and while I still have a lot of stress and am searching for employment, I am at a place in my life where I can focus again on weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. I have gained back 20 of the 40 pounds I lost. Ultimately I need to lose 80 pounds. I've joined the Point of No Return program and will be diligent with it.

I am 21 and have lost 68 pounds in this last year, I feel like its IMPOSSIBLE to loose these last thirty! my sister is getting married in october and i NEED or would like to have this last 30 off by the wedding. iam a college student, working on getting my masters in criminal justice, also work full time, and babysit about 3 times a week. i am always busy if not busy tired and doing a lot of homework.

I'm a recent Graduate school graduate in Social Work...I currently work as a Clinical Therapist with children and their families. I have always had a passion for empowering and advocating for those that are disadvantaged in society. Now if only I can begin to turn some of that energy on myself :-) After the last semester of graduate school and all the stress, I've gained 20 lbs...I'm ready to take care of myself inside and out and regain the confidence needed to get in shape!

I am a 28yo stay at home mom with two beautiful girls: a 5 year old and a 2 year old. I have lost almost 20 pounds so far, with about 10 more to get me into my healthy weight range. At that point, I'll re-evaluate where I want to be with my weight.

I'm 50 yrs. old, have no kids, only kits :o) Mom is finally ok with knowing that she will only have Grand-Cats :o) I had been thru a bad divorce about 10 yrs ago, and came home then and have been taking care of aging parents along with earning a living. To say that i'm an emotional eater, would be an understatement. It's always been kind of a problem, but the last 10 years it's just blown as out of control as i would allow. I've been fighting it.... but it's a battle all the time. I hope to do some mental AND physical work :o) and lose 40 lbs.

47 year old wife and mother of a 12 year old son. Veterinarian, exercise instructor and avid horse back rider. Love to exercise but struggle with healthy, consistent eating habits. Keep busy so don't make time for "meals" like I should. Recently ruptured my peroneal tendon so am struggling to become more active again.

I am 29 years old, and at the heaviest point I've ever been at. After a spell on prescription diet pills, I gained all of the 20 lbs, plus an additional 15 back. Although this seems cruel to me, it has just confirmed my belief that I need to do this on my own, the natural way. I am determined to take it slow and be deliberate about better choices. Mainly, I am focused on overcoming what has become an actual addiction for me. I am starting this diet on my daughters 12th birthday, to signify my desire to be around for her for many years to come. I hope to be at my goal by my 13th wedding anniversary.

I'm 35...ok soon to be 36 yrs old, my hubby and I have been together for 21 years...married for 15. I have 3 Girlies ages 9, 12 and 14. I'm starting a new job next week and feel just slightly uncommfortable with myself currently.

40 year divorced single parent of two. Supervisor for an Insurance Company and I've been employed at the company for 17 years.

I'm 18, 5'9", with blue eyes and brown hair (at the moment). I started college this fall, and gained about 7 or 8 pounds in the first two months, and that's my reason for joining! I'm a Christian, I am studying to become a registered nurse, I love reading, and I love my family, friends, and boyfriend :)

I am 58 years old and and have been in the teaching profession for 15 years. I am about 80 pounds over weight and during the school year a work-a-holic. Stress and lack of sleep are my biggest challenges.

I'm 18 and from the UK. I start college again next month and I am terrified! I'd love to be able to continue to lose over the next 2 years of college, so I'm fit, healthy and confident enough to start university as a student nurse :) I'm a vegetarian, and a horribly fussy eater. I'd like to be able to maybe get some new ideas to try!

I'm turning 49 this year and sick of carrying all this extra weight around. I started the new year off right by giving up drinking (used to drink wine everyday) and abstained for 2 mths. I now only drink on the weekend and even then I try to control how much I consume. I would say I'm good 80% of the time, just need help staying focused the other 20% of the time as I feel this sometimes sabbotages all the hard work I've put in.

I am a married 36 year old Naval officer with a 7 month old daughter. I gained 50 pounds when pregnant, and I am struggling to lose the last 15 pounds of it. I can't get myself to work out or eat the way I should. I was already a little overweight before the pregnancy, so I am really unhappy with my body now.

I'm a senior in high school, applying for colleges, studying for the SAT, and trying to lose weight to gain confidence.

I'm a fairly active lady who will be 50 this year and really would like to be fit and healthy. I have an inactive spouse who I hope will start traveling this road with me but I am not waiting for him and am doing what I can for myself.

25 year old young professional living in Boston, work 9-5 job outside of the city and am always home on weeknights by 6:30PM. I live in Brighton, near the BSC where I am a member.

I'm a 25 year old female and an Education grad student. I gained weight over the past few years, and I would love to just get back to being healthy and fit.

I'm a 22 year old college student from Ireland. I am trying to lose 20 pounds. I'm vegetarian and need to incorporate more veg into my diet. I constantly yo-yo from 125-143 pounds it seems to be a yearly cycle. I have a really bad habit of eating in front of the tv as there is no where else to eat in my tiny apartment! I find exercise dull and time consuming- yet I sit and watch tv for hours.... go figure! I haven't eaten any form of sugar since the 12th of January, and i used to eat 2 chocolate bars a day and crisps etc. so I'm really proud of myself for having such willpower :)

I'm a quilter living in NC. I have gained and lost 100 pounds twice. I had gastric bypass 5 years ago but sadly I'm back to 295 pounds. I need to commit to caring for me.

I am a young mother to a 12 month old son who keeps me very busy. I am very short standing at 5 foot 1, this is something I struggle with being as one or two pounds puts me up or down a size. Keeping motivated is my biggest problem but I plan to keep my head up and power through this!

I'm a few months shy of 30. Somehow, between college, career (designer=sitting around most of the day!) I've gained about 75lbs since I was 19. 75lbs! That's crazy when you type it out loud! Anyway, I'm very level headed, and I know that my worth as a person is not measured by my weight. I know that I'm getting older, and I want to do so many things that I'm now being kept away hikes! Rock climbing! Rock star sex! I want to be healthy, and have the outsides match my insides. I want my 30's to kick ass!

I'm a college student who is still trying to figure everything which I'm not sure i ever will and i guess that's ok. But at times it tends to stress me out and lately I've become more of an emotional eatiing , and i just start eating junk and can't stop and i really want to get control of that. I think I have a lot of difficultly with that because my family doesn't always eat the greatest and neither does my boyfriend but he has the fastest metabolism ever... so i'm surrounded by bad choices a lot but just need more will power and control to say no.

Retired,65, love to read, travel, my Granddaughters,been married 45 years. Love Extreme Home Makeovers, Sopranos, Young and the Restless, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Bill O'Reilly.

27 yr old full time Mommy. I love my family but would really want to like myself again. Looking to lose all the baby fat I gained. I'm looking to lose about 65lbs.

I am a certified health coach, computer professional, blogger, and hypnotherapist. I have been happily married for 34 years. I love working with people and teaching them to live life to the fullest.

I am a mom of a 6 year old as well as a newborn. I love music, the outdoors and anything "creative".

I have 2 children. My "baby" is now 3 and I still need to lose the 20 pounds. Unfortunately, a yer ago I only had 10 to lose, but have put that 10 right back on and now am back where I started. It seems like the baby weight fell off after my first and this one is just nearly impossible!

I'm 6-7 and tall, work as a courier, love to read, watch movies, and I love to dance. Unfortunately I haven't done a lot of dance due to a lazy lifestyle (kids and life will do that to you sometimes). Now I want to get back on the wagon (or exercise bike) and get back into being fit not because I have to but because I want to.

Over the summer I changed branches for my job. My new boss eats out ALL the time, and as a result, I do, too. Unfortunately, most the things that I eat when we go out really aren;t that great for you (Cracker Barrel sometimes, wings, fast food, etc). Since then, I have gained about 15-20 pounds. When I first moved over there, I weighed about 115, now I've been hovering at 129. I just don't want to see that 130! I'm also supposed to be training for a Half Marathon that is going to be in March..that training thing is hard to get around to. The motivation isn't there to practice and train.

I recently graduated with my Masters from UT at Austin. Now I'm working at an awesome job in a college library. I'm happily married since Sept. 29, 2007 and we have a yorkie named Emma. Both my husband and I feel like we've let ourselves get overwhelmed by our bad habits that we started in college, and we both want to "grow up" a little and be more responsible. I've been a student for almost 20 years, and I'm finding the changing schedule, much less the changed identity, a little overwhelming.

hello! Im 18 years old. my highest weight was about 190 but during that time i was afraid to weigh myself so i could have been heavier. I'm an Air Force spouse and I'm trying to keep up with my husbands active lifestyle =) .

I am 25 years old and have been overweight (actually, obese) for most of my life. I am 5'1" and used to weigh close to 180 pounds. Now I weight roughly 110 pounds. I lost all the weight on my own (no Weight Watchers or other weight-loss program; just pure self-motivation and willingness to shed the extra pounds). But now I am at a point where I think I know what to do to keep my weight off but I need some sort of support system that will motivate me to keep on living the healthier lifestyle I am currently living. I work out 4-5 days a week and eat a mostly plant-based diet (i.e., vegetables, fruits, grains, etc.). However, I still do crave the bad things like sweets and, especially, pizza! I don't deprive myself of these things: I do eat them every once in a while. But the problem is that when I do eat them, I don't limit myself to just a 1 slice or one piece. All in all, I just need to find some sort of way to reinforce my self-control so I don't "go overboard" anymore.

I'm 22, I just moved from Boston, Mass to California. Taking a year off before I go on to graduate school and I want to make the most of this year by using the time to work on myself.

I gain weight in my abdomen and thighs. My goals are to lose weight, firm up my thighs, and be able to do more push ups.

Hello! I'm 37, a biologist in SD. I'm learning how to make time to exercise and eat right, while getting lab work done, taking care of my newborn and 2 yr old and spending time with my husband. 7 yrs ago I lost 70 lbs, so I know exactly what works for me. The critical thing was making the TIME -- time for lots of exercise, a good night's sleep, and for preparing healthy food. But with a new baby, where do I find the time???

I'm almost 40 (gulp!) and lost 25lbs 3-4 years ago using Peertrainer, daily exercise, and calorie counting. Over the past 2 years I have been yo-yo-ing. My goal is for a healthy lifestyle change that I can commit to for the rest of my life. A healthy body, mind, spirit.

39 year old Hawaiian woman who knows a lot about fitness and seems to work harder at not using that knowledge. Not self-motivated at all. I want to change that part of my personality.

fiftyish, working

I am 53 years old, married and have three grown sons, and two grandchildren. I work for the public school system as a nutrition service consultant. Funny, huh? I manage the middle school cafeterias in our district.

hi, I'm a 5' 3", 23yr old international undergrad in an aussie uni.

16.02.08: freshman 15 sneaked up on me last yr (nobody warned me!) and i was heaviest at 57.5 kg (127). I'm currently at 53kg (117) by going to the gym and portion control.

I hope to reach my goal of 51.5kg (114 lb) by june, when i turn 21 and eventually, 49.5 (109lb).

23.3.09 short-term goal of 51.5kg (115lb) reached! finally lost the weight (6-7kg/13 lb) i gained last year. Onwards i go.

27.4.09 back at 54.1 yesterday. am 53.1 today thou. gained some weight on the trip back home. I must maintain lifestyle of eating only when hungry and not overindulge - i'll enjoy the food better that way:really tasting and not being hungry. i really shld try to exercise in singapore.

12.9.09 put on weight in july back home, was too busy moving house till around now. going 2h gym session 3-4x/wk. gonna start monitoring my diet. attempting the 12k City-Bay run next sunday!

2.10.09 ah, it's like a cycle. i'm back to around ~56kg. Combination of putting on weight back home, not getting enough exercise, and then a food trip in melbourne. Gotta try get eating moderately and exercising into a LIFESTYLE so the wieght loss is maintained. Ok, exercise, eat moderate and only when hungry.

18.02.10 OMG finally broke thru 53 kg. 52.5kg today. important to maintain it and not yoyo. history will not dictict the future! Eat properly, drink lots of water, start jogging, use the exercise ball.

30.3.10 back to the gym. somehow at 54.1 kg now. but i'm alright with that. trying to cook and eat better. and get back to april 09's shape! i looked so good then, didnt even realise! everything's relative i guess.

28.4.10 started on 5-factor fitness. nice mix of cardio and strength training. Just gonna do my best and eat better (more veggie and protein..) and see where that leads me. reminder to self: set-pt in sg in low. 53/54 kg is not your set point. in fact, 53 kg used to be the high range of ur "normal" weight.

7.3.11 bootcamp 3/week, 6am-715am help me get down to around 52kg. really like how i am now. bootcamp's over n i'm trying to maintain. random pushups n squarts n ab exercise plus running 3-4/week (20-30min) and i'm not 51.7kg! first time below 52kg in a long time.

Goals: short-term goal: 51.5 kg (114 lb) short-term goal: 52.5kg Mid-term goal: 51.5 kg Long-term goal: 50kg Clothes measure: size 8 mini skirt i bought and my HK jeans lowest @ 51.5kg (114 lb) dec 2007 and march 09! heaviest @ 57.5 kg (127 lb, BMI 22) sep 2008

be patient. "long lean slim strong".

21.03-----51.7 (29.7% fat)
23.03-----51.5 (mid-term goal reached!)
26.04-----54.1 (gained on 2wk trip back home)

18.02-----52.5 (short-term goal reached!)
04.11-----54.9 kg (121 lb)


College student. Weighed 140 in June 2007 Weighed 170 in June 2008 Weighed 150 in June 2009 Weighed 155 in June 2010 I want to get back down to 140!

48 years old, Married, with 4 kids - I have a trach due to severe sleep apnea. I have lost 100 lbs over the past 10 years but need to get to a healthy weight before my health is irreparably damaged.

Hi! I'm Steffi, a 19-year-old sophomore university student currently going to school in SC, though Texas is my home. I'd like to lose about 45 pounds, and I'm planning on letting Peertrainer and my weight-loss blog help me do that.

I have let myself go over the last 10 years and I am starting to have some health issues. I am dertermined to make some much needed changes in my life.

I joined PT at the beginning of the year and lost about 30-35 pounds, bringing my weight to about 165-170. I'm now back up to 178, and getting tired of getting fatter. I am a working mom of 1, and both she and my hubby are rather picky eaters, which makes it harder for me to make good food choices. And both hubby and I have major sweet-tooths. This time around, I think I am just going to quit buying sweets altogether- if he wants them, he can eat them while he's at work! He IS very supportive at least, and we could both benefit from eating better.

I'm 51 and the mother of 4 high school/college aged kids. I love to work out but recently gained 15 pounds. I have absolutely no willpower any more and the pounds keep adding up. All my clothing is too tight and I am getting so frustrated and disappointed with myself.

I am 31 years old. I have been overweight my entire life. I've had scares recently with my pulse/heart skipping beats and have decided I need to lose weight for real this time. I work in the school system and basically sit down all day.

I am 30 years old and I am just STRUGGLING with disciplining myself to eat right and exericise consistently. My motivation is kinda low right now...with the highest numbers on the scale! At app 208lbs...i NEED to get to 150lbs and would like to do that by the end of 2012. I have set SO many goals and made SO many promises that I am feeling a bit deflated now...but I have to get there...for new husband...and my future child(ren)...I really need the help!!!

I am 43 yrs old, I always thought I was overweight my whole life by going by the weight on the scale, not by my inches and the fact that I was physically fit. I am a pear shaped and will always have a big bottom and thighs, but now I have accepted that and thank goodness for all the models and actresses that have the same body shape. :-). Also, though when I got married I gained over 200 lbs. Not so much fun. I now only have 87 to go. woo hoo. I have 2 boys, a 19 yr old and an 8 yr old. And my 8 yr old broke his arm this weekend. So.....we shall see what the next 4 to 6 weeks have in store for us.

(Written in 2012) : I'm 22, I still study psychology, this is my honours year and its taking up a lot of my time, along with my work as a behavioural therapist 9 hours a week. Since July 2011, I started slowly putting weight back on from the 63kgs I maintained for over a year. I am currently around 70kgs. (written in 2010) : I'm 20, study psychology at uni and work part time jobs. I've lost about 19 kgs in the past 18 months after having put on 7kg in a few months before. I've always been big, even as a kid and always wanted to get to a good looking size, I'm now at the minimum weight I've ever been for my height, and now want to lose the last 5 or so kgs to get to what's always been my goal weight! goal weight is getting so close!

I am soon-to-be 30 year old and I got chubby around age 5 and never got thin. I am now the fattest I've ever been and I need to lose some weight. And its' not about looks, I wanna be healthy.

I am a 20 year old female student in college. While I know how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, I tend to emotionally & compulsively overeat. I've always been very athletic, but since I left for college, I've found less time and less motivation to exercise.

I'm a 37-year old personal coach and instructor living in the South of France.

I'm a 40 year old nurse living in Denver. I've been gaining and losing the same 50 or so pounds since I was 13 years old. I go through periods where I'm heavy and unable to find the strength to lose the weight again, which is where I find myself now. I was a healthy weight for a few years, and after purchasing my first house this year, found myself needing to work overtime constantly to afford it. In my unhappiness from being at work constantly, I've managed to gain 35 pounds this year. I want to learn how to titrate what I eat to maintain a healthy weight within 5 pounds of my goal weight. I want to be an example of good health, because of what I do for a living, and also because I live in a beautiful place where there are always so many active things to do.

37 year old single mom of 8 year old daughter.

I am 26 and have been overweight my whole life. I can't remember a time in my life that I wasn't pudgy. I hit my maximum weight freshman year of high school at close to 200 lbs. Going into my sophomore year of high school I dropped about 45 lbs and looked the best I had looked my whole life, I felt energized, became an athlete, and was feeling great. Then came college...I quit sports and tried to work out on my own, but was never able to sustain anything and gained back about 20 lbs over the course of 4 years. I am now in "the real world" and want to get back to a healthy weight. I am ready to settle down and one day have a family and I want to prepare myself for that.

I am a 25-year-old female, and I recently moved back home after living in NYC all by myself for a year and a half. I am happy to be near my friends, family, and boyfriend in MA again. However, I need to get back to working out and eating right. I have been eating out way too much over the last few months, and I need to get back in shape and now. I used to be a size 6; now I am a size 16. I used PEERtrainer before, and I almost reached my goals. I hope to do it again by posting everyday, being active, and sticking to it! Plan: eat healthy and work out at least 3 times a week at the gym and run 2 times a week.

38, married, mother of 1 (10yr old boy) and step mom to 1 (21yr old girl), work full time, also Event Chair for my local Relay For Life and son's cub scout den leader.

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

Married to the greatest man ever. Work full time. No children but trying! I currently weigh 143.

I am only 5 foot 1 and have gained weight fast over the last few months. I am the mother of a one and a half year old boy, and I am ready to make a change in my life.

I'm 26 years old and I only recently started on a path to getting really fit. I've never been more than five pounds overweight my whole life so I never felt motivated to "get off the couch." Once that needle started slowly but surely moving in an upward direction, I knew it was now or never to make a life-change! I live in Seattle, love hiking, biking, and cooking.

i'm 18, 5'4, and i'm pretty healthy but i am a ballet student so i would like to lose 10 lbs. i also need to work on controlling my sweet tooth and exercising more regularly.

I am a high energy young mother. I live a very busy lifestyle jugging being a mom, working, and school and I have finally found the time for myself to try and get in shape and look the way I want to look. I am five foot one with curly blond hair. I am determined to lose not pounds but inches off of my waist. I would rather look in the mirror and decide how I feel about myself and not look at a scale and let the number pick for me :) SO now I begin to make a change in my life!

I'm 24 years old. I just got married a little over a year ago and it seemed like the moment I said "I do" I started putting on the pounds. I'm ready to feel good about myself and live a healthy lifestyle. I especially want to develop healthier habits before my husband and I start to have children-- I think that's important for so many reasons.

A chirpy girl struggling to get a lot of weight off

Wife, mother of 3, 22,19 and 15 years of age. Work full time in a self contained class in a high school with teens with special needs. We like the outdoors, 4 wheeling, boating, hunting, trapping, curling.

Am a 28 year old female. Being fat was something very hurting to me, because i have bad experiences with that and prefer not to recall them. I joined the gym and started with my personal trainer a year ago and am almost there at my goal...One thing all say now is: if i can loose weight ,that means anyone can loose weight...But i belive NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

52 year old with a wonderful husband and son. I have a managment job and I just don't fit enough exercise into my day - that needs to change.

I'm 30 and a busy mom of 2, a 1.5 year old and almost 3 year old. Full time job. Husband is working 2 jobs. It's hard to find time in the day for myself! I get Tuesday night's off only to go to rehearsal. I have decided that if I'm going to be around and happy for more than the next 5 years I've got to do something!

Im 5'4 about 155 pounds. It sounds like a lot of weight but i hide it well, im very well proportioned. The Problem: Im sick of having to hide it. I wear sweat pants and t shirts to hide the weight. I dont wanna have to dread "Am i going to look fat today in that outifit" I wanna go shopping and by my size and it fit.

I am a 43yr old and have been fighting weight problem for the last 22 yrs

I am a 28-year-old work-at-home mother of 2 sweet children, ages 4 and 2, and wife of almost 7 years. I am an editing consultant, and although it can be very hard to balance all of my responsibilities, I feel very lucky to be able to work and also to be home with my children. I overeat, often as a reward for working hard or as a substitute for recreation when I have to spend my free time working.

HI, I am a mother of 3 and haveabout 25lbs that need to go. I try to work out and eat healthy but always seem to fall back into the same habits.

I just turned 30, and weigh more than I ever have in my life. I currently work in a office where I sit all day, I have access to a gym but a never go :(...i am looking at getting a Wii fit to start doing some stuff at home...

I am in my 50s. Work full time. Have three adult children, all still at home. I have always been overweight, but was active and strong. My job has become more sedentary and I have struggled with depression on and off during the past ten years, Neeedless to say, I'm in a bad way now and need to change asap.

37 y/d married mother of 2 kids (2.5 and 7 years), working full-time at a desk job.

I am a 49 year old, married, mother of two, a 21 year old son and a 19 year old daughter. I work full time and am self employed. My business is people and I am in sales. It is a highly stressful job and I have times where I am completely consumed by my work. I try to eat healthy most days but always end up breaking down and eating some junk. Sometimes it's by virtue of it being brought into my house (kids order pizza or buy chips) and other times it's me being lazy or having a craving. My biggest issue is late night snacking. I watch tv at night and out come the snacks....

I am soooo ready to do this

Recently changed from deskbound job to freelance, and really realizing how bad all that sitting was for me. Developed bad snacking habits, though meals are ok. Want to replace bad snacking with ok snacking and get steadily more into moving a lot.

I love to dance and I own my own dance studio. Love dance, music, reading, my blackberry and of course my wonderful family!

I have been heavy pretty much my entire life. At my heaviest I was 285 pounds. That was in November 2003. In June 2006 I attended a cousins wedding. I thought I looked really great, until I saw the pictures. I looked a hot mess. Especially the ones in my bathing suit. I was delusional to say the least. This was one of the factors in my pursuit to lose weight. My dad was also getting ready to have gastric bypass the following month. My mother was one of the first to have the procedure way back in 1980. Another cousin who had attended the same wedding, had the procedure the year previously, and she looked great. Thing was she had a lot of very loose skin. Not terribly attractive. I also had returned to college after almost twenty years. All these factors combined and I put myself in high gear, and really worked hard to lose the weight. I started out on Sparkpeople, it got me rolling. I started figuring things out on my own, and then I met someone who also helped to spur me on. My lowest came the following June when I reached 178 pounds. Literally, just four days after hitting this low the person who came into my life and helped inspire me to lose weight moved out of state. It hit me harder than I ever anticipated. I went into a huge depression. I even quit going to school. All my other close friends were also moving too. My environment was not the same anymore. I just couldn't get it together. I ended up gaining back some of the weight during the rest of the year. I would waver between 185 and 195. I did this up until May of 2008. At this time I moved to a new home, and a new job. Really had an impact on me. During this time I was wavering between 190 and 200. At one time in July I did get back down to 188. At the end of 2008 I started a relationship with a close friend. I ended up gaining 10-20lbs being with him and enjoying this new relationship. In Aug, Sep, and Oct of this year. I got back down to the high 190's. I ended up gaining the weight back during the holidays, and I also quit smoking on Dec. 1st. I planned for this. I knew it would be best to quit smoking and enjoy the food at the holidays instead of doing it back to back. I wanted the weight gain to be minimal. I gave myself another couple weeks after the new year to get myself together, and finally get over this cig habit. During that time I gained another five pounds. Since the middle of January I have lost ten pounds. I am feeling really good about this. I have had some upsets in the last couple of days, but I am dealing with it, and staying upbeat. I am not letting it effect my diet, and exercise. This time around I want to lose the weight slowly, and get to the crux of why I overeat to begin with. My goal is to not be in a race to lose this weight. I want to be naturally skinny. I don't want to be seventy years old having to live off a huge calorie deficit, and working out hours a day. I want to learn how to eat to live, and also be active, but not over do it. I have done that before. I used to lift very heavy weights, and run. I can't tell you how hard it was for me to figure out my calorie needs. I suffered a lot of injuries, and fell into a depression. I can't let myself fall into that trap again. Moderation is the key for me.

I'm 23 and working towards going back to grad school. I've yo-yo dieted for a long time and am ready to shed the weight for good.

I am a personal trainer and yoga teacher... mother of 2 and married for 19 years. I love everything fitness and living a healthy life. I love love food!! I love coming up with new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen.. good stuff my husband is an amazing cook and we have so much fun together in the kitchen.. i love life and try to live it to the fullest..

I'm 24 and although I exercise a lot, I am overweight and would like to lose 15-20ls.

I used to be extremely active and over the happened. Now I am trying to get to the point where I feel better and healthier and not so blah...

Due to a combination of work stress, graduate school and emotional eating I foudn myself hoovering at an all time high of 215lbs 4 years ago. 15 yrs ago I weighted 145 lbs, which is within the expected range for a 5'7 male. Although I am sure I keep on gaining weight, I didn't came near a scale too afraid of facing the truth. Last year and a half unfortunatly found myself with some extra time due to lay offs and put my mind into losing weight. I worked out, watched my diet and lost 35 lbs. Since then I have gained and lost some more weight, got a bit tired of the constant watching what I ate and going to the gym, and now need to get back on track.

I am a 21 year old going to school and working full time trying to get back to the weight I use to be!

I'm tired of being short of breath when I go upstairs. Walking fast is no problem but I can't run so I'm thinking I just ned to approach things differently! I'm married with three wonderful children. I retired from the Navy Reserves in 2009 and am trying to figure out what I want to do next.

I am a 34 year married, mother of two sons .I need to lose 100 pounds. I enjoy walking, reading, computers and spending time with my family.

I'm 25 and teach English in South Korea. I really don't even like food that much, I am just a major stress eater, and I get stressed very, very, very easily, especially overseas. I think maybe once I lose weight, I might consider joining the military as an officer, which is currently not an option for me due to my size.

Just turned the big 5-0 and hoping to make it the best decade ever!

I am 48, married to my best friend for the last 10 years, and he is very supportive and loving. I have been overweight most of my life and tried many programs that may have worked, however I seem to sabotage myself. After approximately 2 weeks, I simply lose focus, I get lazy even about planning meals. I think constantly about my weight, and it affects everything about my life. I just want to feel good about me and I can't figure out WHY I don't stay on task. This has been a pattern for years. I work full time outside the home and have all of my life. I have most of the week all to myself at home because my husband works out of town, so I have the perfect scenario to concentrate on ME - so why don't I do it?

I'm a married, working mom with 3 sons. I have it all but get so stressed and negative that I can't seem to enjoy it all! I have 13 - 30 pounds to lose. I'll be happy with 13, but I might like to get lower - will see when I get there! I binge eat, even though it's not really reflected in my weight.

I'm a single mom of two young boys. I rely heavily on my faith, and my values are my faith, my children, and my family and friends. I love to dance, write, and do crafts. My favorite shows are What Not to Wear, NCIS, House, and Biggest Loser. I returned to school last year and am working on my medical assistant degree.

I'm a junior in highschool, and I think possibly one of the youngest loggers on Peertrainer! That I've met, anyway.. I'm 5'4" and I think average sized? I joined this group, because I'm looking into fitness and the human body as a career path. And I noticed as a teenager my horrible eating habits and that I was going downhill. Peertrainer is not only helping me reach my goal, it is a teacher to me!

I'm just a girl who wants to lose 15 pounds, just for a boost of confidence. I'm 5'8", so I'm at a pretty healthy weight, I guess. This is just for an improvement on my health.

I am 2o years old and will be 21 in March. I have a year old which has made it difficult losing the weight since I am a stay home mom and for the most part I stay in which in turn makes me bored and I turn to food. I did lose the baby weight right after the pregnancy but just gained it back for my lack of working out.I did gain weight a lot of weight before becoming pregnant as a result of weekends filled with chinese food!

Im a 23 year old college student. About to graduate in June and life is CRAZY! I tend to keep my plate extra full. I love to workout but once I fall out of my routine it takes a long time to get back on track. I eat very healthy too... love to eat organically, I'm a "casual" vegetarian and eat out only when it's very necessary.

I am on a mission to regain good health.

I am married with a 17 year old daughter. I have dieted my whole life with very little success. I am determined to be 50 pounds less by the 50th birthday. I am giving myself a very long goal which is more attainable for me. I am doing weight watchers at home.

I am a 42 year old, married, mother of two beautiful girls ages 18 & 7. The problem, for me, isn't which diet I'm doing or whether or not it actually works. This is a mental / internal battle that I'm fighting. I find the daily emails from PeerTrainer very motivating and applicable to my situation. I look forward to moving through this journey, one step and one day at a time.

I tend to go through phases where I'm either SUPER healthy or completely off the rails. I'm a single mom to a 7 year old girl, and I'm terrified of starting her off with bad habits. She has a lightning metabolism and has never struggled with her weight, but I don't want any of the weight problems or body image issues I have to rub off on her.

My name is Larah, I suffer from chronic or major depression w/ all the lovely symptoms. It has severly effected my life; I have currently gained 35lb, quite school, have been cutting myself since november, I am also diagonosed with minor bulimia. So I go back and forth between being overweight & anorixic. I honestly just want to be happy agin and at a normal weight & STAY there, no more bingeing & starveing/purgeing.

I'm married to a wonderful man (celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary soon), and we have two amazing children (7 & 5). I am 32, love the outdoors, gardening, fishing, and just being with my family.

I am a single mom to an amazing 5 yr old boy and am a full time student.

I am 45 yrs old and have two grown sons, one in the military and one in his 2nd year of college. I work full time in a law firm, I enjoy the outdoors in the summer, but find myself hibernating in the cold months.Starting in the beginning of April I have added Interval training.. I run for 1 minute walk for 2 minutes.. I hope to reverse that senerio soon and then move to just running.

My name's Chad. I really have never stayed motivated to any diet that I've tried. This time, I'd like to stick to this, hopefully with the help of peer trainer.

I'm a Latin female 5'4, 31, mom with 2 beautiful kids. I enjoy spending time with my kids and family. I also like going to the movies, listening to music, reading, traveling, and outdoor activities in the summer.

I am a wife and mother of two, my husband is in the military so I am here with the kids mostly almost like a single parent.

I recently turned 24 & I feel like a frump. My current weight is 174 lbs & I'd like to go down to 150. I'm a registered nurse so I'm on my feet most of the day, but that just makes me want to eat very unhealthy things.

I like to lurk around the site and pick up encouragement through what I read. I know it seems very passive, especially for a place like Peertrainer, but it's what I feel the most comfortable with. :)

I am married to my childhood sweetheart for 37 years have 3 children and 8 grandkids.

Married, 40-something, 50+ lbs overweight - have been for past 5ish years. Lose weight gain it back & then some......Employed as a secretary, so I sit a lot during the day & convince myself that I am too tired to workout afterwork. Can't get myself motivated to stick with a healthy eating plan or begin exercising. Need more energy. Very disgusted with myself.

I am married mother of two girls. I am 34 years old. I am currently going back to school, I am taking computer technology.

I am 39, married with 2 boys, 1 is 14 and the other is 3 about to turn 4. I have struggled with weight all my life.

My name is Patricia, I was studying for a Bachelors degree in Political Science, however I am now taking some time off. I have 5 children, 3 of them live with me and the other 2 I share with my sister. I bought my first home that is a fixer up 3 years ago and we are still fixing. Got remarried in Nov. 2009. Life in busy, busy, busy. I decided that I am done with being over 200, this is the time for me to drop the extra pounds and live a healthier lifestyle.

I've had serious depression issues since I was about 12. When I was diagnosed they put me on numersous medications and I went from weighing 115lbs to 150lbs in 2 months!!! I've tried over and over again to get the weight back down, but I get discouraged very easily and that's a bad quality to have when you're trying to do this.

I just turned 30 this April (2010) and am ready to embark on a healthier journey. I've been married for about a year and a half, and have 1 dog, who I'm using to help get me active- a.k.a. - out walking! I have battled my weight all my life. I managed to lose almost 60 pounds after college, but then always seemed to be fighting off 20 that kept creeping back. I was able to lose those in time for my wedding in October 2008, but since then I have gained it all back, plus more. I'm closer to my heaviest weight than I ever have been before. Even though I swore I would never let my weight get over 200 again, it's happened. Here I sit at 223 lbs. Needless to say, I'm disappointed in myself, but I'm not ready to throw in the towel. I refuse to give up on myself, and am hoping that this site/group will help provide the motivation and support I need to get back on track.

I am a 26 year old female doing pre-reqs for grad school courses. I work at a restaurant/bar and substitute teach. All of this keeps me very busy and very stressed. The stress of school has made me use eating as an alternative to facing it. I still have two more years to finish and I need to take control over this problem now. Also I work in a restaurant/bar which allows me to make bad choices.

I am a stay at home mom of 3 children which keeps me very busy along with all the house responsibilities. In addition to this, I help with our family business. I kind of feel like I am caught in the middle of a bunch of different lives with none of them focused on me. I am far from a self-centered person but really feel like I need to focus on me for once to achieve the goals I want to. I want to be a better, happier, and healthier me for me and my family.

I work out 5 days a week at 5:00 in the morning. My job is behind a computer all day long, and I need to get up and moving when I can.

I work 30 hours a week as a marriage and family therapist which can be draining. I am married and have three children, ages 2, 12, and 16. I have a very busy life with my husband's obligations and my children's schedules.

I'm a newlywed and married to my best friend. I love reading, fishing, camping, canoeing, and baking. I also love art festivals, road trips, football, and volunteering.

Being Postive! Counting Points! Doing my Best! In 2002 I lost 80 pounds on Weight Watchers. Just three months into maintence I became pregnant and had my beautiful Weight Watchers baby boy. (2003) I had gained 40 pounds and went right to a weight watcher meeting. Since then I've started and stopped Weight Watchers a ton of times. I haven't stuck with it. In 2008 I was at my heaviest 270 pounds. I lost 10 pounds and held at 160 for about a year. Last year I started Weigh Watchers again and lost another 20 pounds. I stopped counting points in November and I've been holding at 240 ish through the winter. Last Saturday I weighed myself and was 246. I'm going to weigh myself tomorrow morning. I've been counting points for 7 days and I this week I feel like I finally got back on track. I even went to the ocean this weekend and was able to count points on the board walk. Wahoo!

I am a married, stay at home mother of two teens. At 51 years old, I am tired of my yearly weight fluctuations and waking up in the morning to the depressing thought that I am still overweight. I have no problem getting exercise. I play tennis regularly, I walk 3+ miles when I don't play tennis and I recently began running. I know what to do to lose weight, but I am an emotional eater and find myself binging to often. I recenly lost 15 lbs. but have another 21 to lose to reach my goal. I would like to reach my goal before beach weather hits RI.

I'm 21 years old, going to be 22 in less than a month. Full time Worker and a full time college student makes it hard to get a workout in. All the running around I do helps but all the food and types i eat, are against me. I'm at 220lb right now and my goal is to be at a lower range. Ive never been at a healthy weight so i dont really know what my healthy weight is. I will know when im there and 223 isnt it. If i cant control my personal weight at this young age, how am i going to do it in the future? I'm not going to let heart disease destroy my life.

67 year old...retired wife, mother and grandmother.

I weigh 120-121 pounds, all my life I've been petite but this year I've gained so much FAT weight because of emotional eating it's a never ending and viscious cycle that has completely effected my life and is holding me back. I am hoping to have support on here and motivation. I really just want to eat only healthy foods but it's hard when I don't know bout much to eat, please help! I'm almost 17.

I'm a lawyer, animal rights advocate, and vegan. I've struggled with my weight my whole life, and coming from a family of eating disordered women. I struggled with diet after diet and eating disorder after eating disorder, but finally found a good therapist and got on a healthy eating/diet plan. After losing 50 lbs this past year, I struggle with my body issues and still feel like the "fat" girl I always think of myself as. I knwo I've lost weight, it just doesn't feel like enough. I'm struggling to stay positive and keep at it, without being too hard on myself or mean to myself.

I am 43 and trying to BALANCE work, family and weight loss back to health.

I live alone, and am addicted to junk food and being lazy. I used to be really active but depression has got the better of me over the last few years, and I'm now disgustingly overweight. I am determined to turn this around - seeing my mother in three weeks and want to be well on the way to being my ideal weight by then!

Im a young women who recently just came off of a bad injury. before the injury i was very athletic and fit and strong. its been almost 16 months of almost no physical activity. Ive gained so much weight it is disgusting i need to get it off now. im currently 216 and hope to get 50 pounds off by october or november would be nice.

I am a 19 year old student and I want to lose about 30lbs over the course of the next several months. I'm working on controling my desire to eat when I'm bored or if it's late at night. I'm currently following the ETL 6 week plan.

I am a 30 year old step-mother of 2 and mother of 1. We spent the first 5 months of my daughter's life in the hospital. I have spent the last 5 months thinking of her only and letting myself go. It is now time to turn around the bad habits I formed while in the hospital.

I'm in my early 20s, female. Work and sit a desk/computer for most of the 8hours each day.

54 year old out of shape over weight tired of being tired

Age: 24 Height: 4'11 Current Weight (5/9/10): 155lbs

25 year old college student.

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

I'm 17 years old. I'm 5'6" and weigh 200 pounds. I've struggled with weight my whole life even though I play a lot of sports. A couple of years ago i went on the Jenny Craig program and lost about 20 pounds. However my friend died and gained it all back and more, making me 215 pounds. I have lost some of it, but I'm struggling with balancing school and weight loss.

im a teenage girl, who just wants to feel confident. I think this is It for me, im kinda motivated, maybe not completely, but unlike before, something is telling me to keep on going.

I am a 28yr old female. I have been married for just over a year now and very happy. I am a creative soul and a teacher. Need to practise balanced and 'normal' eating patterns.

I am a 54 years old grandma. I am married and my husband can eat anything and everything without worrying about gaining weight. I like to quilt and sew and love to feed and watch the birds outside. I also enjoy working in yard and planting flowers and things that will attract hummingbirds and butterflys. We also have parrots in the house. I also enjoy collecting cookbooks and recipes from the internet. My weight bounces around from 150 to about 154 lbs. I'm 5'4" so that is more than what is considered healthy. I have lost 20 lbs. so far. Although I have lost some, I'm worried because I have lost this same 20 lbs over and over and gained it back. I have yo-yoed my whole life. I want to be more healthy and be able to wear my clothes again. I do feel better and have more energy since I've lost some weight and health is one of my main reasons for being concerned about weight.

I am a single mother of three children, ages 30, 16, and 14. My youngest son still lives at home. I am 53 and in pretty good shape. I am running and lifting light weights 3-4 times a week. I am shooting for 4-5 times a week.

I have always struggled with my weight, and how much I weigh has always had a big impact on my happiness level. Needless to say, I haven't been completely happy in quite some time. However, I do have an amazing baby girl and a supportive husband-to-be that make me smile and are my primary means of motivation for losing the weight and keeping it off.

40 year old woman with a crazy busy professional career which leads me to lunches out with colleagues & clients most week days. I would love to lose 25 lbs.

I eat fairly healthy but have been gaining weight due to some "comfort eating". I overeat specially on desserts. I love running, but I find it hard to motivate myself to do it regularly.

At the end of high school I weighed around 50kg. I went travelling around Europe solo and gained quite alot of weight. When I returned to Australia, all my attempts to lose weight usually ended up with me putting more on, and I have ended up as a yo-yo dieter. I am determined to this time lose weight in a sustainable manner.

41 year old American in Italy, married with 2 daughters

I am a 32yr old mother of 2 young and active boys. I am married and live in northern California. I am fairly outgoing but since the weight gain do get tired easily. I am hoping to change this and have more energy to go out and do fun things with my kids and family.

I am 62 years old Divorced I want to loose 50 lbs I weigh 175

I sit most of the time at work, but am a true weekend warrior -- every weekend -- and I'm at an age where I'm vulnerable to injuries and concerned about my future physical health.

Entering my third year of college, and working this summer!

I am really glad to have the extra support from people struggling with the same things I am. I am 28 and have been married for almost three years. We have no kids but we do have a dog. She is a Pug/Sharpei mix and she has more wrinkles than I do (good thing!). In my spare time, I like computers and singing, especially karaoke. I lost about 40 pounds two and a half years ago on Weight Watchers for my wedding... and then didn't keep up with it. I gained it all back and then some. I started Weight Watchers again and have lost 12 pounds so far. I am about 50 pounds away from my wedding weight, but I am not focusing on a goal number. I would like to get back to my WW lifetime goal weight though. I've started exercising again (3 - 5 times a week) and I'm back on track. I am also doing the Couch to 5k program ( and I find the podcasts really helpful. I would love to find more people who are doing the program. Any advice you can give would of course be greatly appreciated!!!

i am 21 years old and a student. i have had weight problems since i was six years old. my heaviest was 190 pounds and right now i weigh 155 pounds. I like jogging music nature and my dogs.

i am potato. music is my life.

I am turning 17 years old in September, and I honestly feel inadequate when I look at magazines or watch TV and see thin, beautiful women. I feel like I have to look like that in order to attract my soulmate, and to ultimately become a happy and confident woman.

I am currently a SAHM. I was working in Home Health and plan to go back to that as well as advance in my career. :) I am in my twentys, I enjoy life, and I love meeting new people.

Female single never married no kids 54 years old.

I'm a 23 year old female who recently moved to the DC area. I had been working out a lot before I moved but then became much less active and ate much more. When I started dieting more consciously in April I weighed 161 pounds. I'm down to 148 right now and hoping to lose another 10-15! I originally had my goal set at 140 pounds, but this seems so attainable now that I've moved it down to 135 to keep the challenge!

I'm almost 40 and I want to maintain my health/beauty as long as possible. My mom died last year and I want to spend the majority of my life looking and feeling my best. Life is too short. On the flip side, I want to make sure to not make this about some weight "obsession" but rather living life to the fullest and meeting my goals.

I am a flight attendant. I have a very chaotic schedule with almost zero routine. I am always on the go and fatigued. This leads to poor food choices, difficulty keeping an exercise program, and procrastination. I am a big social drinker as well, which packs in the calories.

I am 17 years old.I like music alot and I play the piano, the guitar and I sing.I also like reading a lot...

37 yr-old mother of two: boy (3 yrs) and girl (1 yr). I work full time, and enjoy my job. I've been trying to shed my baby weight for about 6 months now, with no success. I used to very good about diet and exercise, but I just can't seem to reclaim my old habits. My attitude towards food has changed, and my willpower to resist tempting foods is awol.

I am a 24 year old single mom. Trying to find the motivation to get into shape so I can have more engery and so I can fit into a bathing suit for the first time since I was a baby!

Yoga teacher and runner. Since entering my sixties, staying fit seems to require increasing effort, so much so that I left higher-paying sedentary work to focus more on fitness. Have been away from PEERtrainer for a few years; am returning hoping to benefit from peer support as I develop a healthy relationship with diet and exercise.

I'm a highschool student and I work out on a fairly regular basis. Mostly I run, but I crosstrain with swimming and biking. I'm on my school's ladies cc team. Food is my mortal enemy, especially fat and sugar. I don't how how to achieve balance in my diet.

I am a 29 year old female that has just complete my first year of work after finishing my Masters degree last year. I moved across the country to work in a pediatric setting and have found since leaving school I am less active. I drive to work instead of walk to school, I no longer have to climb 40 stairs 20 times a day, and I spend lots of time sitting in front of a computer. In addition I have few friends and lack a suport group here.

I am a 26 year old single mother. I just graduated from nursing school and am so excited to start my new career. I have always been overweight but lately I have felt uncomfortable in my skin to a point I cannot stand. It is time for change!!

I am 44 years old and have struggled with weight issues my entire life. I would love to lose at least 100 lbs and I have successfully gained/lost the same 50-60 lbs over and over again throughout my adult life. Sustaining my willpower and motivation are the key things I look for ideas and help with from PEERtrainer.

I am a all of nothing kind of a guy. The positive is I put a 110% into all I do and get obsessive about getting to my goal. The con is if I screw up, I will go a 110% and go down in flames. I haven't learned the blance and have decided to accept it. I am focused on the positive and taking one step at a time.

26 Years old. Married a year. Im a baker for a living and am trying to start a family.

I'm 23 years old momma trying to work of the baby weight. I need to lose 25 lbs get down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I was very thin and fit when I got pregnant. I used to work out every day and everything was good. I want to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight but having the motivation and discipline to do it is hard. I decided to start today and I decided that I need a support group to help me get this done.

I'm a 26 year old South-African, working in South-Korea as an English teacher. Koreans are very sociable and like drinking beer and eating "snacks" (loaded with carbs and sugar) at any given time. I picked up 10 pounds, since I've been here. I started losing weight in May when I quit smoking and joined a gym. I'm 12 pounds lighter today, but would like to reach my goal weight of 108 pounds.

30-year-old, 5'5 vegetarian who has indulged far too often in stress and emotional eating. I don't own a scale, but the last time I weighed myself, I fluctuated around 150. I love going out running and do so every morning, but tend to use that as a license to eat whatever and how much I want. Bad idea.

I am 18 years old and a nursing student. I recently moved out on my own and am now buying everything myself. I got a job at a gym which comes with a free membership. I want to start going workout but am very self conscious of what people are thinking of me when I am there. I have an addiction of food and I get shaky when I don't get enough carbs. I am very strong which is why I know I could ever be less than 180 pounds. I am 5 foot 10 and 250 pounds.

married two dogs (spoiled) work 12 hour shifts in hospital

I am a graduate student in mid 20s.

Soon to be 29 yrs old. Artist/Writer. I want to end my 20's being happy and making major lifestyle changes. I feel a lot has held me back but not for much longer.

I am 5'8 and 21 years old. I am looking to improve my health by eating well and exercising regularly. Hopefully with this will come loss of weight and increasing in tone!

I work at home, so food/ coffee is always around.

30 yo single mom of two. Need help finding motivation after dealing all day with work, kids, and activities

I am a 20 year old college student who loves life and puts everyone else above myself. I am hoping to change that so that I may change me for the better.

My highest weight was 389lbs a year and a half ago. I am currently 259lbs. I have lost 130lbs on my own with changing my eating habits and staying active. My weightloss has been extremely slow past few months and at times becomes discouraging. Would love to meet more people that are looking for tips and motivation.

I'm 29, almost 30. I'm 5'7" and as of 11/8/10 I weight 150. This is the most I've ever weighed and hopefully the most I ever will weigh. I have a very fast-paced, often high-stress career. I've been fairly thin, but curvy most of my life. I've also been active and blessed with a high metabolism. For the first time in my life, I have put working out on a back burner and turned to fast food for pleasure and wine for comfort. I literally have an internal struggle with weight. Sometimes, I'm ok with the extra weight because I get to have the wine and the fast food. It's delicious! Then the other argument is the obvious weight gain, the not-so obvious self consciousness, and the hidden health risks. In the next year, I'm getting married and buying a house. These changes, added to the stress of my job, can no longer be solved with fries and chardonnay.

I am 33 years old, 6' 2", about 205 pounds. Brown hair, brown eyes.

I'm 19 but have been overweight for most of my life, due to my unbelievable anti-athleticism and hatred for team sports, as well as ignorant eating habits. I'm a student right now, so I figure what better time to get it under control. I want to know what it's like to be proud of my body. I'm currently studying anthropology while taking pre-med requirements. I'll probably be in school for about a million years.

I'm 40. I work full time from home in IT, sitting down all day. My 4 children are teenagers and my exercise used to be running after them all day, now they are self sufficient. I can be good with food/calories but fail when it comes to exercising! I enjoy cooking from scratch, laughing and interesting things.

I am 21 years old, Full time college student and employed full time which means I have very limited "me" time. All of that has changed now that I have reached 180+ lbs. I am 5'2" and I am sick of ruining my body, I want to be proud of the body I have and unfortunately I wasn't one of those girls that just got to have the perfect body without having to work for it. It's taken me a long time to get the willpower to do this for myself but I am finally ready to do this and feel better.

I'm 19 years old and a junior in college, studying for a double major in Biology and Political Science.

I am a 22 year old full time student, works full time and most ovetime to try and make it in life for my 6 year old son. Currently working on my bachelors for criminology and trying to get my son through 1st grade.

A young girl in my 20's who has always had trouble with weight. I have my wedding next year and for once I want to look perfect. I know my weakness... "food!" and I need someone to tell me IT AINT WORTH EVERYTHIGN I HAVE TO LISTEN TO!!!

I am a Navy wife living in northern Japan with my husband and our one year old daughter, Kiyomi. I am 30 years old and have struggled with my weight my entire adult life. Since having my daughter, I have realized that I need to set a good example of what a healthy lifestyle is for my daughter.

I'm 21, and currently a 3rd year in college studying English. I have always been overweight and underactive, and I feel like now is the time to start changing my lifestyle. I deeply care about the people in my life and want to spend my time helping others. I think the best gift I can give is getting my weight and health under control, so I can be my best self! My goal is to feel healthy & happy, be physically active, and avoid disease and health issues down the road. Focusing on an "ideal weight" (I wish I was a size 3! I wish I was 106 lbs like a supermodel!) has personally not worked for me in the past, so I'm shifting my ideas away from this attitude.

I'm a 24 yr. old Canadian girl who started at 210lbs and lost 40lbs through a healthy diet (mostly weight watchers) and exercise. I have about 10 pounds left to lose and it's all on my thighs. It's going to be tough but I'm going to try my hardest to shed what my mama gave me.

I am an outgoing person that loves my family and friends!! I am currently working on my weight so I can meet the standards so I can join the Army.

Early 40's and struggling with motivation currently. Have not been large all my life, was a thin child growing up. Started becoming less active in high school not taking gym class and eating more and more fast food! Ready to reverse this.

Mom of two grown children, one grandchild. I work in healthcare full time.

I'm 20 yrs old, pretty fit and healthy but could be more so. I am moving out of home this coming year to study Applied Science (Surveying) at RMIT University in Melbourne. I want to get really fit and really healthy! I also enjoy swimming/dancing/anything to do with music/yoga/etc. i like lots of things :D

My weight has been a constant battle for me. I lose and gain, lose and gain, this is an ongoing thing with me. I thought once I hit my goal weight in July I would not put weight back on, but I did and I am miserable.

I am a 46 year old Christian, married to by best friend and soul mate for 26 years. My children are 21 and 16, and the 21 yr old is engaged to be married the summer of 2015.

I'm 29, I work two jobs (one for fun and it's really cool) which doesn't mean I have a lot of time to work out. I play volleyball and I have a dog that I like to take to the park. However, he can't always keep up.

I am 20 years old and have been on and off diets since I was 16. It has been an up and down rollercoaster and I am tired of it. Its been such a struggle and so hard. Im taking things slow this time and trying to make permanent health changes

21yearold female, 5'7, living in New York City. That's probably all you need to know.

I am 20 years old and i'm in college. i'm going home for the summer and it's my goal to really lose it this time. i'm excited. i think i'm prety, too pretty to be fat and miserable. this one thing, these few extra pounds, have been plaguing me for my whole life and i deserve more happiness that i'm letting myself have. no tastey food and being lazy not going to the gym lifestyle is worth being unhappy. i get to eat whatever i want, sure, but i'm unhappy and anxious about it. i get nervous when people see me eat. i'm a frequent secret eater because i'm so embarassed about my weight. well, i'm really tired of it, and i'm really trying to get back in control. I've never actually ever been skinny, and feel like i'll only be young for so long. so i've decided i want to try out skinny while i can still enjoy being young and beautiful.

I gave birth to my second son in December. It's time to shed the extra fluff and get ready for bathing suit season!

I'm an empty nester and like to graze at night. I have a sweet tooth and the biggest weight loss was from giving up sugar for 6 weeks then only eating it if it was the 4th ingredient or more in a food.

I am 53 years old, have 4 kiddos (older Mom) - proud Wife of a Military Man.

I am 43 yrs old single mom. I am going trough very challenging time in my life – emotionally, phinancially, professionally. I know that things will turn around and that I need to keep myself strong, positive and moving forward. I know from my onw experience that change takes place when I am prepared & consistent. I strongly believe in concept of freedom trough discipline & would like to use PT as a place for accountability and support. I intend to build strong system of healthy eating & exercise habits that will support me in weight loss and bringing my body to a state of health and vitality .

53, married, three late-teen to young adult children, 2 of them still at home.

I am 44, wife and mother of 3 boys. I love to exercise but find that I am always making excuses or I am too busy with my other daily activities with my kids and home.

I lost 12 kg (~26.5 lbs) in the last 3 months and would like to keep them off. :-). I'm 35 and I work as a tech editor.

I am a 32 year old woman, living in Switzerland and working in finance. I like to work out but have a hard time maintaining momentum and continuity. And I love to eat!

Im 23 years old..and trying to loose 20lbs! I have always loved working out and eating healthy but struggle with overeating and emotional eating, especially on the weekends those are the hardest days for me! I usually do great during the week, but when the weekend comes, and I am off my normal schedule I have a much harder time and end up erasing all my hard work, which has been super frustrating! I have lost 20lbs since my heaviest in September 2010 but would still like to lose another 20 to get to my ultimate goal weight!

Bride-to-be. My favorite thing in the whole world is cooking, but I'm really making a big effort to cook healthy and light. Always looking to swap recipes! I struggled with an eating disorder through high school and college, and now I am determined to get my body back on track!

I'm 20 years old. I am a college student. My major is currently University Transfer with an emphasis on Theatre. I'm hoping to become a Theatre teacher while venturing into film on the side.

49 year old working woman. Have a hubby, 2 sons (17 & 19), and a spoiled rotten dog named Rocky. My weight fluctuates a lot, but lately it seems to stay on the high side. I used to work out almost daily, but then dealt with plantar faciitis (for over a year), and then a torn meniscus. Just had surgery two weeks ago for my knee, and the PF has backed off, so I hope to get back into a fitness regime. I hate how I feel / look so am hoping to find the support and push I need to get where I need to be.

I'm a mom of 6. 5 girls and 1 boy...I also have a full time job and my husband is a workaholic so I'm usally busy all the time.

I'm a 15 year old soon to be mother.

I am a 53 yr old single woman recently engaged for the first time. I had WLS Nov 2009lost 90 lbs and have been gaining weight., gained 15 No surprise am sabotaging myself with poor eating choices and No exercise. I have gained 15 lbs and could probably gain it all back if Idon't get Back on Track asap. I have been reading everything on PeerTrainer since I found this site yesterday ( while looking to download workout music) and I can't wait to join your tem and get started. thanks now almost Jan 2015. Been a Peertrainer follower fir years.

I am a 38 yoER doctor running my own urgent care north of birmingham...divorced recently and still recovering ...Tend to be an emotional eater more than anything else...lots recently to eat over...if I et started and break my bad habits, usually not too hard to drop a lot of weight...My goal is to change those habits permanently and not just for losing weight now, but for a long-term healthy lifestyle.

I'm a 16-year-old high school Junior living in the mountains of Colorado. I don't play any sports (part of my problem, probably), but I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and camping and I am in marching band during the summer. I'm also an avid skier.

I'm a 28 year old woman, bolstering the work force, claiming to be an author, killing time at the bars, trying to find some sense of direction and some semblance of satisfaction.

I'm in my late twenties and have struggled for several years maintaining a healthy relationship to food and exercise (binge eating, bulimia, amenorrhea from over-exercising). I recently started doing my job on a traveling basis, and between driving to work (versus the 3 mile round trip walk I used to do) and the lack of a consistent routine, I've gained a few pounds. Now I just want to commit to getting to a healthy weight at which I feel comfortable at a healthy pace that isn't so restrictive that I give up and binge eat, but not so slow that I'm discouraged by the lack of noticeable progress.

38yo SAHM w 2 young kids. My weight was "ok" until I had kids. I have 40-50lbs to lose. My focus: 1. limit emotional eating 2. increase my overall daily activity.

Im a positive guy pursuing personal and spiritual growth.

I'm a 28 years old, work full time at a fairly stressful job. I tend to let my emotions get in the way of my goal, and I turn to food to make me feel better (i'd like to change this).

Working mother of 8 year old daughter and have become "addicted" to working out. I'm a memeber at LA Fitness and go to most of the gyms in the Marietta area.

My family owns a candy store, so I'm constantly surrounded by temptation! I also tend to be quite lazy, so I have a hard time motivating myself to exercise, even though I know I should!

I am a 27 year old mother of two. I live a lay-back kind of life. I work full time at a nursing home as an activity assistant. My hobbies and interests include reading, crocheting, crafts, games, facebook, Music, my kids, my dogs and wii.

I was always fairly athletic- but never really had an athletic body. I started seriously running a few years ago (and did my first half marathon last year) and lost 24 pounds 5 years ago. I've gained 10 of those pounds back and have been trying for 3 years to just lose them for good! I'm training again for another half marathon this summer and hoping that I can find tools to help me reach my goal.

I am married for 22 years with 3 children, 20, 18, and 13. I teach 4th grade, currently working on my master's degree and have gained 12 pounds since I started. Little time to exercise although I try to get in a couple workouts a week. I have lost inches, but not pounds.

5'2, 24 years old, busy with three jobs, one being a bar with late night hours. yo-yo dieter. aiming to lose 20lbs and get into shape permanently. my weakness is overindulging in huge meals.

34 year old single mother living in Colorado

I am a mom of 2 beautiful girls 3 years old and 9 months. I love my job as a massge thearpist, so I stay very busy. I have a wonderful husband who is very supportive and I am ready to finally look great and feel good!

Hi! I am 41, 5"6 and am tired of fluctuating between sizes 10 and 12, and am tired of not fitting into the size 8 clothes I love. I love to cook and cook well and healthy, but

I am 17, in the 11th grade, have never had major weight problems, before high school where I gained 10-15 pounds which I almost completely lost, but they are starting to come back, due to constant binging and the stressful life-style I have while studying for school and preparing for my SAT.

I'm 23 years old and have been in a weight loss rut for the past 5 years. I've have some personal struggles that have caused me to lose some motivation but I MUST get it back!

A very happy wife and fantastic mother. Also, an emotional eater. I want to look good to me - when I turn 40 this Dec.

I am a single mom have a 20 year old son as well as a year and a half lil girl, I have been through hell and back, I put on all this weight after my 2nd child. Was going through alot than, lost my mom, her dad walked out and many other things.

I am 35 years old, married and have 2 great daughters (one that is 3 years old and one that is 8 months old). I work in an office and sit most of the day. I have a really hard time finding time to workout and feel guilty for not spending that time with my girls. But my self-esteem is suffering and so is my relationship with my husband. I've GOT to do this!!

My name is Silvia, I'm 20 years old and I'm an university students studying to become a teacher of English, German and Art. I'm diabetic since I was eight years old and so far, the disease has turned my life up-side down when actually it shouldn't. I find it very hard to exercise having to keep an eye on my blood-sugar levels all the time and staying on a diet successfully is really hard for me too. This year, I finally want to be able to go out in a bikini and feel good about myself. I started taking birth control pills about eight months ago and sadly, I gained an extra three kg that I haven't been able to get rid of yet. Let's bring this on!

I work full time and have 2 children. Love the outdoors and being Active.

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.

I am 34 years old 5'2 and probably around 140 lbs. I feel i am emotional eater.. I want to lose this weight so i can feel good about myself again. My goal is to lose 25 lbs or so. . I thought by joining a group that it might help me. I have never been in a online group before. In the last 2 years i have not been able to get motivated at all . I hope this group can help.

24 yr old female who grew up not having to worry about weight at all until halfway through college, and suddenly realizing that I have no self-control when it comes to food. I lead a generally healthy lifestyle, but overeat (those "healthy" foods really add up if you don't stick to portion control!). Hoping to just get a little community support to motivate me to watch my eating and lose the bit of weight i've gained so that I can feel like the best version of me!

i starting gaining weight in 5th grade when i started getting my monthly. i was a smalll child who ate all she wanted and was hyper active till the end of elementary where everything changed and turn im guessing from the hormonal shift. i have been trying to lose weight sense 8th grade and have dealt with a lot of heart ache and pain and humiliation. being made fun of and me hating how i look and the cloths i wore and life. i have struggled so much and finally am were i wanna b but am so scared i dont know if maintaining weight is possible. how do you go from working out all the time and eating a little of healthy foods to working out less and eating more healthy foods i just it scares me after this dramatic loss i have had in weight and i hope i keep it off i have tryed and done and gone threw so much :'(

I have about 10 lbs to lose. My weight is fairly stable, I'm not concerned about these 10 lbs because when I get more regular w/my exercise, they will come off.

I will be 46 next month. I've joined weight watchers and have lost about 18 lbs so far. However, am at a stand still and need to get my motivation back. I am an emotional, stress eater and tend to "binge" when I have a lot going on. I was exercising, walking/jogging, but the last couple of weeks have not been able to. Trying to stay in control.....

I've gone through some big changes recently. I was a teacher, joined a religious community and was a nun for 2 yrs., left, moved in with my 83 yr old mother who has Alzheimer's and am taking care of her while looking for a job in a less than friendly job market. I'm really finding it MORE difficult to eat healthier and exercise, even though I have a lot MORE time. I seem to do better when there's more structure in my day or maybe it's just being a bit blue and adjusting to all the changes in my life. In any case, I had lost about 25 lbs. in the monastery and since moving back home, I've gained about 15 lbs. back. Whooops! Time to get back on track.

I am a 48 y.o. mother of 3 beautiful children. I work full-time and am working on my master's degree online.

Work in law office during day... mom at night.

I have 2 grown up children (21yr old daughter who is a travel rep in corfu and a 24 yr old son who works for a worcester newspaper, neither live at home.) I have a partner who lives 40 miles away who i stay with at weekends and i am 43yrs old. I used to love sports but now i have fibromyalgia, and for a while there i stopped exercising altogether, but now i have begun cycling and swimming. I work as a health trainer and spend 3 days a week talking to others about their weight, but i can't seem to change my own bad habits or lose any weight. Its as though theres a switch in my brain that stops me seeing the connection between what i eat and what happens. I know i shouldn't eat the things i do, but i can't seem to stop!

I am 5'3'' and currently weigh 211 pounds. Since joining Peertrainer, I have actually lost nine pounds, though I'm only now really trying to become active on the site. I tend to go to extremes when I take up a cause or activity, so I'm slightly worried about trying to diet and become healthier. I need to be sure that I am going about it in a positive and healthy manner. I have done karate for much of my life, and even competed and won in national and international competitions. I've chosen to move far away from home for university and am studying mathematics. I am usually a very successful person, so it irks me that my weight seems so out of control. I find it difficult to lose weight, but I am determined to see it through this time and I believe this site will really help me to accomplish my goals.

I'm 24 years old and a college student hoping to one day major in mathematics. I am obese, weighing almost 300 pounds, but honestly, I've been told many times that I don't look like I weigh that much. I also have an enlarged heart, and that is one of the main reasons why I'm motivated to lose weight.

I am 24 years old, I currently work as an admissions advisor and will be starting an MBA program in the fall. I married my best friend on May 21, 2011, and we have a Shih Tzu named Cooper. I was thin for most of my life until I hit about 19 years old and moved out and survived on fast food. I gained about 60 lbs in the past 5 years and I am finally ready to do things the right way to be healthy and change my lifestyle.

46 year old married mother of two; elementary school teacher. I'm stuck in a trap of so many schedules/lives dependent upon me that I've lost myself.

I am a 27 year old Graphic Designer living in Berlin, Germany. I am generally a person who likes sports. But when it comes to going to the gym i try to bail out, procrastinating if you will, leaving it for "tomorrow". I have finally realized that if i dont get this motivation problem out of the way i will not reach my goal. No size 34 pants, no six pack, no extra attention from the women, and just overall no wellness or healthiness. This is why i joined PEERtrainer in hopes of becoming the motivation i need.

I'm a 42-year-old woman who is trying to get back into shape! over a decade ago I got down almost to my ideal weight and was competing in triathlons. Usually when I made my mind up to lose some weight I could do it for a while, before eventually gaining it back again, but as of the past few years, I haven't been able to lose even a pound! I'm trying to get motivated and understand why I've been using food as a source of comfort instead of nutrition!


I am an IT professional,struggling with PCOD ( Polysistic ovaries Syndrome). As I have heard from doctors and other PCOD folks, loosing weight with PCOD will be a great challenge, which requires determination, Constant physical activities along with Porper Low glycemic diet and medications. It would be a magic, if a Person with PCOD can shed more than 2kgs a Month.

Mid 30's mom w a 5 month old and a 14 yr old trying to make it happen for my children and planning on getting married in a year or so to the love of my life.. Life is grand :))

I am a late twenties female who needs to lose about 20 pounds. My main issue is binge eating. I am pretty active and love running!

Brainy 38-yr-old who needs to lose about half my body weight. Long history and habits have been keeping me in a state of on-going resistance, with short-term successes followed 2-3 weeks later by quitting and the start of the next cycle. ~ IMPORTANT IDEAS ~ (1) Allow for the possibility that this program / this time can lead to long-term change (despite past evidence to the contrary) -- aim to start totally fresh, with beginner's mind. (2) We always live up to our expectations, not our desires. (3) Our expectations are based on past results (which are based on past actions). (4) The way to break the cycle of future expectations / beliefs coming from past failures is to take LOTS of SMALL positive actions to bolster up fledgling motivation and self-belief.

I recently lost 20 pounds and am ready to lose at least 20 more, but I'm stuck at a plateau.

I am 25 and I need to lose 90 pounds. I'm a student. I've always benn overweight and I really don't want to live like that anymore.

30 yo, separated. Regular corporate day job. Loves to dance.

I want to lose 80 pounds. I've always been an unhealthy eatter. I don't stick with exercise. I get very depressed and angry with myself. I have 3 great kids but I'm always so moody, I want to be better for them. I have health issues and just ignore them. I know what I'm supposed to do but it feels like a punishment. I tend to binge eat right before bed and every morning I say I won't do it again but I do it anyway! I guess I don't trust myself anymore! How screwed up is that.

40+ female who works long hours, manages to sneak in a workout at least four times a week, but just can't seem to make any progress.

I am 18, and recently graduated. I grew up in a family of performers and artists, and I danced my entire life. About a year ago I discovered aerials, and recently have decided that circus arts are what I wish to pursue in life. I know, not every day someone says they're running off to join the circus and they actually mean it, but I always was a little different...

Married with two grown daughters. Just turned 66 and retire for one year now. Need to be healthy to enjoy all the things I want to do.

I am a 51 year old self employed business person. I have a husband who loves to cook and two boys ages 18 and 10.

Living in the Great Wet North, attempting to heal my gut, get active and gain healthy weight. Knitter/spinner/weaver, eclectically religious, Abe-Hicks fan, "Flybaby," wannabe gourmet nutritarian, fitbit user, mildly cat obsessed, recovering sugar addict & screen addict... I am new and still trying to figure out how this works!

46-year-old female

I have been heavy my entire life, but now have a 6 year old that has loads of energy and a husband who loves to be I want to keep up with them. We're also on a tight budget and I've noticed that all of the great clothing sales offer more choices for smaller would be nice to fit into them!

I am 43 with two teenage kids and working part time.

I will soon be 60 and need to really show myself some tender loving care.

I'm a 40-year old single professional, juggling the demands of work, relationships and beating a lifelong cycle of yo-yo dieting. I have 40 - 60 pounds that I have gained, lost and re-gained about 4 times now. I want to lose the weight and develop the tools to keep it off!

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