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Team Name: Sugar is the Devil**Fight back!
Members: 91
Location: T3G2X9


Profile: Support group to help those dealing with sugar addictions, we will fight back by setting challenges and goals for ourselves so we will be free to enjoy it once again.

Last posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012, 12:09 PM

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Members profiles:
I have a fiance and beloved dog named "Romeo". I work in the mental health field as an advocate and love my job, but it is very stressful. I binge on donuts and cookies and candy. I have joined overeaters anonymous and find the spiritual approach enlightening. I love people and animals.

28-year old. Self-Employed at Pure Raw Nature, Plant Based Lifestyle and Coaching. Switched from two years eating raw/ 80/10/10- Raw Till 4 to Whole Foods, Plant Based, No Oil. My goal is to get back to myself and claim nutritional excellency.

I began logging in November 2010, during a year abroad in France. This is what I said then: Living with a host family - house stocked with white bread, white rice, and cakes of all kinds. Trying to beat sugar, in need of community support! I love fruit, veggies, wholegrains, and tea -- a pretty healthy girl with a binge button pressed by refined sugars and carbohydrates. I study literature, am an actress, and have found a wonderful church in Paris that I'm very involved with. Grew up on day hikes in the NC mountains and swing-dancing. When I started PEERtrainer in Nov 2010, I weighed about 125 lbs (on a 5'4" petite frame) and had just had a rock bottom binge involving most of a chocolate cake. When I came back from France in June 2011, I weighed 108 lbs and was healthier than I'd ever been. But American modes of life (read: fast-paced, sedentary, and cafeteria-heavy) have made maintenance a struggle. At the end of the summer of 2011, I weighed about 115, and was recalibrating my habits to cope with a return to college life; now, in 2014, at 118 lbs, I'm adjusting to the pace of NYC, and the difficulty of winter blues & stress-fueled ice cream binges. I'm trying for healthful moderation and delighted eating, and I'd like to maintain my weight between 110-112 pounds.

I am 5'0 and have been battling with weight all my life. I love to exercise...that's not the problem. I also love to eat. Brownies and ice cream are my weakness. I tend to eat when I'm sad, happy or any emotion in between. I just want to get down to healthy weight and maintain.

35, British, a scientist, living in Zurich and was working in Basel until recently. I gained 35 pounds during my pregnancy. My baby is 7 weeks old and I have 14 pounds at least to lose. I'm breast feeding so cant cut down too much but I need to break my sugar addiction and eat healthy foods. I am addicted to sugar and have gotten into some very bad habits. I was planning to be a working mum originally but have decided to give up work for a while . I need to break my Starbucks habit and get more exercise.

I am a substance abuse

I'm 5'3 and 122lbs, which I know is a healthy weight but I feel much better at around 115lbs. I love eating healthy and exercising, but I have a big sweet tooth :( I always end up having these crazy sugar binges, which is what I need to stop!

My name is Sarah and I am 18 years old.I love anime, Martial Arts cooking and singing.

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

I am 52 years old, a Christian, work in full time ministry, and I have been married for 21 years. We don't have any children, but we do have 3 dogs who are like children to us. My relationship with God is extremely important to me, and it is my highest priority. My dogs are also very important to me and they are a part of my daily exercise regement. Hubby and I take them on nightly hikes, which we consider our "nightly family outting."

I am currently 155 lbs. with binge eating tendencies. I would like to get down to 115 lbs.

I am 27 year old and live in Northern New Jersey with my husband of 1 year. I am originally from NY (just north of NYC). I am a School Psychologist and work with elementary and middle school students. I love to do anything outdoors and travel. I am currently training for a marathon, and ran my second half marathon a few weeks ago. However, this has become more difficult since gaining weight over the past year since my wedding. I lost almost 20 pounds using a very low carb diet, which essentially made me very sick. That put my medium framed 5"6 athletic built body at the thinnest it ever was, 130 lbs. Although most family/friends said I looked too thin, inside I felt wonderful. Since coming back from our honeymoon, I put on about 15 lbs last year very quickly, and an additional 15 pounds at this point. I now weigh 160 and fee terrible. None of my work clothes fit, and I feel embarrassed to see people, for fear of what they will think of my body since my wedding. I wish I could just lose this weight already.

5'0 tall....i'd love to make it to 110 pounds. i'm 31 years old, i'm a SAHM. i'm married to a great man, i had 3 kids from a previous marriage, my husband also had 3 kids from before me and we had our wonderful little rylan together! i do daycare for a living and i also decorate cakes on the side (which doesn't help the weight problem...i have to taste everything you

I am 62 and married and live in Tennessee.

NEW ABOUT ME: HEY!!! I'm melissa :) I'm a p90x ADDICT! I love it! I'm currently on my 3rd round, can't get enough! With p90x and clean eating I AM IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE! WANT ADVICE OR HELP? Message me! I'd LoVE to help you GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER! ;) u can also email me @! OLD ABOUT ME (KEEPING IT FOR MEMORY JOGGING) My name is Melissa and I am very unhappy with my appearance! I am currently at my heaviest (i have ALWAYS been super skinny ..until college hit) I go into phases..i'll want to be thin and lose weight but I go about it wrong. I over-do it and excercise like a crazy person. then i end up getting sore and burnt out. I went from wanting to lose 10 pounds, to gaining 20! All because I hate working out and I have no motivation to work out because I think it's painful. REALLY painful. I want to start over and begin a NEW healthier LIFESTYLE....not diet.

22 years young in college, love my family, friends, COSTA RICA!! lol and staying active.. I just moved back to my home town of west palm beach, fl a town all about its fitness!! ppl here are always at the beach and while I dont have a horrible shape I want to be fit enough to run to the beach instead of driving there (its 5 mins away)

I am a 28 year old Australian, living in Dubai working as cabin crew for Emirates. I love the lifestyle but it is playing havoc with my health. From sleep deprivation to weight gain, I just need to get my health back and my favourite jeans back on! In the past 6 months I have gained about 5kgs (or 11 pounds) and AM going to lose them for good!

25 year old mother of a two year old. In my late teens/early twenties I was a health junkie, but somehow I fell off the bandwagon after my son's birth, an encounter with an autoimmune disorder (TTP) and lots of medical issues/depression related to that. I'm finally ready to start taking care of myself again!

I am a 20-year-old student from New York City. I'm majoring in psychology and currently working at a bakery (I hope to open my own one day).

I'm 22 years old and am a junior in college, studying Inclusive Special Education. I am the mommy of 3 beautiful dachshunds, in a relationship with an amazing man, and really enjoy my life. I would be a much happier person if I was content with my own body.

Well, I'm presently a senior in High School but I feel like I'm on the path to a very dark place-obesity and depression. Anyway, I'm 5' 71/2" tall and I'm going on 160 pounds. I can't afford a gym membership or any expensive equipment so I'm pretty much limited to an old treadmill(that still works :)) and some other little things that I could use. -I'll be living with my parents through college -plan on going to Bellevue Community College/Bastyr in the Fall of 2010! So excited

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'm 19 years and a university student in canada. i want to feel proud of my body and be confident in tight clothes and swim suits

50 year old male in pretty good shape. I ran a 1/4 mile on my birthday to see if I could improve over last year's 87 seconds and made 83 (and almost died :))

I'm 15 years old, 10th grade, 5'9, and as of 11.24 148.6 lbs. I play tennis, softball, and piano. I'm a crazy perfectionist, and not having a beautiful just 'okay' figure tends to get on my nerves. I'm a health freak already, the only thing that gets me is those holidays, sleepovers, or things that come up that stop me from eating healthy. The next big on is Thanksgiving, and I'm really praying I don't gain a lot of weight. I want to be 125 by New Years, so I can start of 2010 with confidence. My stomach is almost completely flat, except for that tiny pocket below the belly button that is really stubborn. Most of my weight is centered in my butt, especially the inside and outside of thighs, and I do have a little bit of love handles that I want to get rid of. Mostly my legs are my main focus, and I certainly cannot stand my 'pear' shape. My main problems tend to be sugar and bingeing, so trying to moniter that has beenr eally difficult.

I am a 48 year old wife and mom who works part time and who is currently in graduate school full time. I have a wonderful husband who is very supportive of my weight loss efforts and three beautiful children (21, 19, and 17, the two oldest are away at college)

I am a married 38 year old and a 5th grade teacher. I have two dogs and love to be out with them. I joined this site because even though I have always been pretty active and a healthy eater, I have recently been veering into the land of sugar and sweets, and it is definitely affecting me physically and emotionally.

I am a 39 year old BLESSED Wife and Mother to 3 wonderful boys.

Hi, I'm a newbie here and I have a real problem with sugar addictions and portion control. I'm still about 150 lbs but I can feel my weight creep up. Also, I'm going through my change and suffer a lot from side effects like sluggishness and apathy. I just don't seem to have energy at all! I'm sure this site is the right place to be! Great to meet you all guys! Good luck to us all!!

I am 33, married, 3 kids-7,5,and 8 months. I work in the mental health field so I need to have my mental status together. I currently work at a homeless shelter for women.

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

I am a mom with 2 overscheduled kids and a great husband. I have gotten so busy looking after everyone and everything that I have forgotten to take care of me. I eat way too much and don't exercise. I'm looking forward to finding me again!

i lack discpline, my weight fluctuates like the stock market. need to be more consistent. I work mostly a sedentary research position and preparing to go back to school to get my MBA in the fall.

I'm a mama of 2 boys and ready to get myself back on the priority list! I'm almost 40, so it isn't going to get any easier. I eat really healthy, except I have a life-long sugar addiction that I need to kick once and for all!

I am 38, have a PhD in social work, am queer (and married -- yay Canada), and work as a faculty developer. I've always been slightly overweight, or at the top end of 'healthy', and about 10 years ago I realized how unhealthy I had become. I started working out at Curves 3x/week (despite my reluctance to support Curves because of the founder's conservative politics and financial support to Repub. party), and stopped eating refined sugar (including corn syrup), wheat, dairy and partially hydrogenated oils. I went from 181 to 131 pounds in a year and a half! I wasn't trying to lose weight as much as I was thinking about being fit and healthy as I get older... I've had an awful yoyo-ing period lately and am currently just over 170 -- the most I've weighed since I lost all that weight. Ack!

I'm 26, 5' 8'' and I live in the fabulous San Francisco Bay Area. Some of my interests are writing, knitting, sewing, arts & crafts, reading, theatre, volunteering, peace vigils, and walking/hiking. I have been a vegetarian since March 2009, after two years of slowly cutting meat out of my diet. (Though, I still eat eggs and fish.) I've been overweight for, well, since I can remember. But all that's a-changin'!

Very athletic college student aiming to have all of my workouts finally pay off. Extremely involved in the outdoors- backpacking, rock climbing, hiking, etc. Just looking for a healthy balance and want to develop habits that I will stick with my whole life.

I am 26, have a 2 1/2 year old son and lovely fiance.

I am a 28-year-old newlywed that works in marketing for a residential real estate company. So far, my life has revolved around family and food. My husband and I are total "foodies" and cook to celebrate, to comfort or to socialize. He doesn't gain any weight at all, but I gain weight just looking at it. My body and my metabolism changed when I was about 25 and it's really getting me down. I used to weigh around 125 and now I'm up to 150! It's time for some life changes and I'm hoping PT will give me the support I obviously need!

I am a first grade teacher. I am working on my graduate degree. Also I have an 11-year-old daughter. I throw myself into my work spending most every moment during the school year researching strategies to help my children succeed and making things for the children in my class like games and things they can do. If I am not doing that, I am spending time with my daughter taking her where she wants to go or picking up her friends. I stay up late working on my graduate assignments or things for work. I often eat unhealthy--very unhealthy. During the summer, I usually travel and love to try all the restaurants I encounter. Something needs to change. I am not getting younger. I am now 31. I want to lose weight. I want to feel good about myself when someone takes my picture.

32 Years old. Business owner. 2 girls, married. Have never had to diet before, but now age and two pregnancies is catching up. Need help cutting junk and motivation to work out regularly.

I am a 47 year old professional woman, single mom. I worked out 6 days a week until a month ago when I injured my foot. I am trying to find some new types of workouts to replace what I cannot do right now. My workouts have to fit around my crazy busy single parenting lifestyle. I have spent twenty years in some form of personal / spiritual growth work.

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'm a 21 year old female. I guess I'm considered morbidly obese. I'm 5'10'', I weigh around 380 lbs. I get off track easily but as my blood pressure keeps rising and more weight gets packed on, I need to do something about it. In 8th grade (2002) I was 208 lbs (when I got my physical, around 5'9'') by the time I was in college, end of 2007 I was at 365. That's 157 lbs gained in 5 years. Since then, I've gained probably 20 more lbs.

I am 55, single, work as an HR Manager, have 2 girls and 2 grandsons. Live in SW Missouri and love the outdoors.

I am a married mother of 3 wonderful boys, ages 17, 13 and 9. I also have guardianship of my 5 year old nephew. I love to read and do puzzle books, I know kinda boring :)

I am 56 years old and have struggled with weight all my life. I exercise about 3 days a week for 2 1/2 hours wth at spin bike and qigong.

I am extremely active--triathlete and marathons--so I tend to think I can eat anything. And I do.

CSR with a sedentary life. Main activities are reading, facebook apps and exploring local vineyards and restaurants with friends on the weekends.

Professional woman in my 50s who gets STRESSED by work and tend to try to deal with stress with food. I have had a lifelong problem especially with sugars. I make terrible food choices if I get too hungry.

I am 25 yrs old.My profession is Hairstyling. I love the outdoors, the ocean, movies, music, art, fashion and FOOD! I am a great cook and I enjoy experimenting with different types of cuisine. I am a bit lazy, but at this current time in my life I have never been more motivated to achieve my goal and support others in their journey as well!

I'm 29, 5'7", 143 lbs and looking to lose 5-10 lbs. I'm married, have a 1 year old baby girl and work as an underwriter. I love to laugh and take advantage of life but I need to get serious with an exercise routine! I generaly eat whole organic food but I do slip sometime and would love to have a better discipline. I'm also looking at getting better muscle tone. I'm not really into diets, I'm more inteterested in a sustainable lifestyle that will help me keep a healthy mind/body balance.

full time working mum to 2 adorable terrors - last one is just over a year, so have a bit of pregnancy weight. Especially my tummy area as my little one was a big baby so my tummy is poochy!

I'm a 21 year old female, I weigh 147 as of 01/29/11. I'm pretty happy with my body, except for my arms and my stomach. Whenever I lose weight, it tends to come off the stomach, but my arms are always the same. I have awful flabby triceps. I've done weight training for that particular area, to tone it some, but it doesn't help very much. I figure that is just a really stubborn area, and will only reduce if I drop 10-12 lbs. I originally thought it was some kind of medical problem, but my doctor tells me it isn't, as has a fitness trainer.

49 year old mom with one 8 year old and part time job. I've always been able to eat everything I want, but not any more......the weight has crept on and I need to change things before it gets even harder.

I'm fed up being overweight and want to lose the extra weight once and for all!!

New Yorker. Musician. Reluctant gym-goer. Athletically challenged - took remedial basketball in 3rd grade and it was downhill from there. Workaholic. Traveler. Pet owner.

I have three children, and I live in a small town. It's a beautiful area, but harsh in some aspects.

I am a recovering alcoholic with 16 years clean. I've realized, after gaining 130 pounds, I may also have food issues. Ha. I am currently working on balance re:job and life. I'm a wannabe crocheter, gardner, nester.

I'm 28.I live in Paris,France and have two nice shops.As i developped my own business i m really stessed and work a lot... I live with my boyfriend since 6 years.I love him....and I looove sugar...i love life but even more when i'm thin.I love to go out: movies,night clubs and when i m fat i don't go out a lot and i have fights with my boyfriend cause he s tired that i always want to stay home.I have a dream : live in Canada...

A 39 yr old female, mother of 4, 5'1 and 206 lbs.full time worker at a bakery, married for 10 yrs

41 yr old mother of three, attending school to a x-ray tech. I've decided to get motivated to loose weight .so that I can be around for my kids! Be able to do things and be active with my kids . Without being out of breathe!

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