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Team Name: PEERtrainer EE Program Community
Members: 306
Location: Anywhere 00000


Profile: This is a new PEERtrainer team for people who are part of the EE program. The idea is to get daily support, share insights and track progress.

Last posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 11:09 PM

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I'm male, 42, married with 2 children. I am one of the founders of PEERtrainer.

Hi, everyone. I have been on the path of weight loss for quite some time now with only 20 more pounds of disgusting fat to go. How did I do it? Years ago I became vegetarian and started exercising at least 3 times a week. If can do it, then you know you can! Go for it!

i'm 33 years old, and live in nyc. i work inside all day, and there is no activity involved in my job. plus i live across the street from where i work! i was on peertrainer about a year ago, and it was going ok, but then i got busy and found it hard to find time to log in. so i stopped. since then i broke my ankle and had a big set-back in my weight loss. gained weight back, and am now at my default of ~!43lbs. i want to get to ~137lbs. i know it doesn't sound like a lot, but it's the difference between me feeling crappy about myself, and feeling good about myself!

I'm 23, married, with two great danes. I have a lot of college hours but no degree because I haven't found my calling yet... So right now I'm just working. My husbands in medical school and is either gone or busy a lot of the time so I enjoy making the most of the time I do get to spend with him. I can't blame my weight gain on him being gone or being here because it seems either way I need the self control. Current weight: 135

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.

Have always been over weight, Most of my family ( sisters and brother ) are as well. I am tall so i am able to carry it off lil better. But mornrings are pretty rough those first few steps out of bed.

Divorced with grown son, stressful job, 58, dating. My life scares the hell out of me, so I eat to be calm.

I am 53 years old and have lost 51 lbs. but have reached a very big plateau. I want to lose 30 more lbs. I have a very supportive husband and two grown boys, and a very cute dog named Buddy. I am very busy with Church activities, work full time, and direct a puppet team producing 2 shows a year. I've battled my weight all my life. This time I want to WIN!

I am a 33 year old working mom with a 1.5 hour daily communte and 50-60 hour work weeks...

I will be 40 next month. I am married and have 2 children, 5 and 9. I work as a School to Career Coordinator and recently changed jobs. I love to exercise, I do most of it at home with videos and weights, my husband is a good example of physical fitness. I love to eat, especially snacks and desserts. I am 145 and plan to get down to 130.

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

I am 5'7 right now i weigh 240 cause i gained 15lbs in a month, i love working out but lately i have been working out very little, i have yo-yo diet all my life, I am soo tired of that! as soon as im stressed i tend to eat comfort food and gain weight.

I am a single mom of a wonderful 15 year old. I turned 40 this year, and I would love to be more active. I currently weigh highest weight ever.

I am 52. I seem to be gaining steadily and I have lost my energy and stamina.

I'm 25 years old and work at an art gallery in Chelsea. I've been in New York for 4 years and currently live in Brooklyn. I used to have exercise anorexia which then turned into binge-eating disorder. I ended up gaining 25 pounds and have lost 15 of them over the past 4 years without really trying to do so. After some therapy I finally developed a more healthy outlook on food and exercise which allowed by body to start moving back toward its set point. That being said, I know I still have unhealthy tendencies that need to be kept in check. Stress or a change in schedule/plans can really thrown me off and cause a binge. I'm hoping that Peertrainer will give me the support I need to achieve my goals.

I am 51, married to the most wonderful man in the world, have two grown kids, three grown bonus kids and 10 grandchildren. I work in a factory, 12 hour shifts and we rotate back and forth on days and nights.

I am a 49 year old high school teacher. I have two teenaged daughters - 17 and 19- and my sweetie of 27 years. I live in the countryside and have a lot of interests reading, piano, dancing, hiking, biking, meditating and creative things.

I am 22years old and just moved to the big smoke from the country, a big change for me. I struggle with stress/ comfort eating a lot. I study online and spend a lot of time alone at home in front of the computer which is bad for me. My biggest problem though is a minor but lingering knee injury that kept me from jogging for 9 months now, which really demotivates me.

I am a writer, wife and mom in her early 40's.

I'm a 39 year old woman in Brooklyn, NY. I'm a musician and a professor with a very demanding travel schedule. Last January I was hit by a car and fractured my pelvis. I'm mostly recovered now, and happy to be able to jog and jump again. I've lost the 10 pounds I put on after the accident, and now I want to lose another 35. I'll start with the next 10.

I'm working with a great personal trainer once a week, but have stalled in my exercise and food tracking because of a demanding travel schedule. I need help staying on track, and am looking for people to whom I can be accountable, and who can be accountable to me.

On Memorial Day, when I joined PT, I wrote "For now I'm concerned with building up as much muscle as I've lost to injury and recovery, and balancing my diet so that I consume more fibre and less beer and snacks." I'm happy to say that I accomplished my goals, and now I want to resume my efforts.

My pipe dream is to look good in a bathing suit. I'm not talking bikini, even. A maillot would be lovely.

Memorial Day starting point: 219 pounds.
Labour Day goal: 209 pounds.
Christmas Day goal: 195 pounds.
As long as it takes: 170 pounds.

Weight log:
May 23 2009 219
June 1 2009 217.2
August 9 2009 211.8
November 5 2009 205
November 7 2009 203.6

I'mm 55 years old and I weighed 360 at my highest..

30 something mother of one fabulous daughter!

age 51....own a photography studio....3 children - grown - 2 married - 3 grandchildren - married - have elderly what I do but life is crazy....perfectionist.

i am 57yrs young. Married 32yrs. 3 grown children, 5 grandchildren. work in grocery store

I am a free spirited person who seems to do better at just going with the flow because something ALWAYS comes up to change my plans. I am married with 8 beautiful grand-kids.I love the outdoors and really have a passion for gardening, birds and having a good time. I have to have a lot of humor in my life. I almost always have a smile on my face.

Child Abuse Investigator (Social Services). Have a boyfriend of 2 1/2 yrs, no children, but 2 adorable nephews. I'm into health and fitness. Downfall is I have a sweet tooth and I am an emotional eater, especially when stressed or bored.

Joined PoNR and loving it. My relationship with candy is devestating my figure.

Married, 3 kids dd 16 yo, dd 13 yo ds 2 yo. Live on a cattle ranch in a very rural area, spend most days home with the 2 yo. Big veggie garden in the summer. Lots to do, not enough time to do it, but I'm learning its ok to stick to the basics, dinner on time, clothes clean, home not too disgraceful, kids learning and busy, time for Bible study. I like to journal and that helps me alot, need to set aside time for that whenever I need it.

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

I am a 48 year old mother of 6 year old twins. I have been married to a wonderful man for 10 years. I work full time as a software engineer. I have also have an essential oil business. I just want to get healthy so I can keep up with my girls.

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

I am 41yrs old...I've been a single mom for about 6yrs. I have 2 teenage boys 17-14yrs. I work with special needs children. I love making people fun and feel good about themselves. I consider myself a good friend...but I cant seem to love myself.

I'm a 45 year old working mom of 3-year old triplets. With so much stress, it's been difficult staying focused on my goal and I'm hoping Peertrainer will help. (Apparently, I signed up in 2006, but don't remember doing it!. So glad I found it again!)

In the UK and interested in food and nutrition. I;ve had some sucess in the past but haven't maintianed this effort. I'm using PEERtrainer to help me stick there and welcome any comments and extra accountability and as a tool to change my habits. In the past couple of years I've done a college course and got married but now have no 'project' to drain my time other than me! I plan to crack the sticking to a plan while travelling this year.

I'm in my late 20's. I have a Master's in Counseling and am working toward being a licensed therapist. My job is really stressful and includes doing therapy with kids and families with the most depressing stories/lives I can imagine. I live with my boyfriend, who encourages me to eat like he does... which is just not possible without gaining all the weight back that i lost 3 years ago (40 lbs). I was very overweight growing up and finally lost the majority of that weight during the end of college and grad school. I finally felt like I liked myself. And now I'm right back to where i was and I couldn't be more disappointed with myself.

Age 57, need to lose 20 pounds & find some BALANCE. Trying to lose obsession with weight. Also focusing on eating & exercising for health now.

I am 58, happily married and have two LD children: my daughter is married and living in MA, and a son just came home to live taking a break from college in NYC. I work full time as a psychologist with a home office, I feel pretty isolated and have made few local friends, although I have kept my old good friends who live far away- it's just you can't see each other without a lot of planning.

I am 47 years old. Mother of two daughters. Divorced in 2002. Now in a wonderful relationship. Work as an Adjunct Professor in ESL / English.

I am a 54 year old pastor, married with 3 children - but only our 16 year old daughter still at home. I've been a PT member since Jan '09 and lost about 27 lbs - have regained 10 since the summer of '09. I am 5' 8" tall and want to lose about 40 lbs.

I currently am in my third year of my clinical psychology doctoral program. I love what I am doing but needless to say I get stressed frequently between class work, externship, and research. Since joining Peertrainer 2 years ago I have gone through some ups and downs but I feel like I am in a really good place. I was off peertrainer for the most part of this past year. I love that exercising has become an enjoyable activity and I enjoy cooking healthier food options. However, I was at my heaviest after the holidays this year (139lbs at 5'3") and have been working on getting down to my goal weight of 120lbs.

I've always been able to eat whatever I want - huge quantities, until the past year or so. Happily married with 3 terrific kids. Basically a SAHM, work here and there but nothing regular or steady.

Female, late 50's, widowed, desk job, varied interests.

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.

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 35 and am married with 2 kids: A boy 4 and a girl 6. I was a teacher for 11 years and now I work for an education nonprofit organization writing training and cresting tools for teachers. I have always had to watch my weight, but was never officially overweight (except for a brief childhood preadolescent chubby period) :) until I was dating my current husband and went from about 125/130 to what I call my "fat, happy, 153." When we got engaged about 7 years ago, I was successful with WW. (For some reason it was easy back then!) I got down to about 135 and then got pregnant right away. I gained 65 pounds and I then lost 30 pounds pretty quick from delivery and nursing. I have been struggling to lose the 35 other pounds ever since... I joined PONR in October and lost almost 10 pounds by the end of the year. Now, August 2010 I've gained that 10 pounds back. Very frustrating, but I am not focusing on that. I am focusing on the positive steps I have taken and am taking right now to get back on track.

I am a 21 year old Junior at college and gained the freshmen 15 and haven't been able to lose it. I want to lose that weight and tone my body. I want to worry about my clothes to being too loose not too tight.

I am 31 years old with four children. I am into bodybuilding and lifting weights. And some cardio. I eat a bodybuilders diet of veggies and protein. However I am in need of more accountability and stress relief. For at night I tend to go off program sometimes.

I am a hairstylist. im 21 yrs young and just want to be free of this extra weight im carrying around.

I'm 33, 155 pounds, 5'2". Goal is to be between 115-125 pounds. Looks easy, is hard. I have Lupus diagnosed at age 11 and has always been that extra hurdle to get through. Being aware of all actions WITHOUT judgment, I find, is the key to my ability to change. The without judgment part is the challenge! :)

I'm a 52 old SAHM of 6, 3 adult children, 3 teenagers.

I am 31 yrs old weigh 160 as of Nov. 23,'09 I am 5'7" tall.

I am 36 and have had problems with how I deal with food for over 20 years. My weight has always fluctuated by about 1 stone. I am a binge eater and have a perfectionist streak, so if I break my perfect diet thats it! I am also a night eater and I love chocolate which is my biggest downfall. I managed to loose 11lb last year and was feeling like I had cracked it then I went on holiday and have been binging ever since. Peertrainer has given me the best results I have ever had. Logging is quite therapeutic.

in colllege and wanna look good!

I am a 40 year old mother of 2, ages 19 and 16. I work full time and have never made time to take care of myself. Instead I work and then run my kids all over due to their sports and activities. I really need the support and accountability to take this journey. If I try to think of how long it is going to take me to lose 150 lbs. , I get depressed. I know that I need to take this one day at a time.

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.

27 year old student on the Sunshine Coast. I'm doing my honours at the moment and trying to be disciplined with study, I figure since I'm doing that I might as well get disciplined with weight loss too!

40 years old. Army wife. Mother of 2. "Today is a great day to be awesome!"

I am a active 43 year old mother of three great children 17, 15 and 8 years old, married 22 years to a supportive husband and been a Physical Therapist for 15 years. I feel like I'm a success in my personal life all except for my wgt. I currently wgt 168 and my goal is to be 115 which is appropriate for my 5'2" frame.

im 5ft 4in brunette and a size 16/18, setting up voluntry work in the social care sector. Enjoy swimming but feel a bit embarresed about my size so havent been for ages....erm....dont know what to say....i like reading and this is my first time on anything like this.

I am a 20 year old college girl and have always struggled with my weight. I have never been "overweight," but have definitely had my ups and downs and had much more body fat than my small frame should rightfully have. I got too skinny last year and now I'm back on a gaining rampage due to emotional eating and fear of people's scrutiny of a thin body.

Married nurse and mother of 3 youngest child 8

I am a 30 year old woman that has spent her entire life with no self-esteem. I am recently divorced and have decided to not only change the way I look, but change the way I view myself.

53 y.o. single working woman, mom to 2 wonderful young men (all grown up and out on their own). Over achiever in nearly all aspects of my life - like to be in control of my life - failing miserably (always) regarding my weight. That's the one thing I've never been able to exert any control over!

I've lost 150 pounds so far and have 70 left to go! I am not quick loser and its sometimes frustrating. I keep trying though!

I will turn 60 in 2010 and realize that the quality of my life as an older person depends on incorporating exercise and healthy eating into my life, not as an option but as a requirement. I do freelance editorial work--mostly nursing textbooks--work from home, sit in front of my computer all day, care for my mother-in-law, who lives with my husband and me, and find it too easy not to workout. I also find myself grabbing a piece of candy or eating chips, just out of boredom. My husband and I have been married for more than 36 years and our two sons are in their 20s.

I am 50 years old and am in graduate school. I am fairly active but plan to increase my exercise and fitness level this year. I am single and have 2 children in college.

50 - weight 164 - want to reduce by 30 pounds. Lost 25 last year and gained 24 of it back

I am a 46 year-old American whose been living in England for the last thirteen years. I have a fabulous 10 year-old (very English, even though both my husband and I are American) son. In my 20's I was a size 6, 30's a size 8, early 40's a size 10, mid 40's a size 12+. Yesterday the scale was 162 ARGH! It's the heaviest I have ever been, but never will again.

I love working out and do it daily. I work full time, have 3 kids and work out daily. I am actually in good physical condition, just thicker than I want to be.

I'm going to the University of Maryland School of Social Work, a dream of mine for many years, so I'd really like to be healthy by then. I've gained 25 pounds since I got married and I'm desperately trying to enforce the smart eating habits I used to have.

I'm a 40 yr old empty-nester Mom of 3 amazing kids- all in college, Ohio State University, Marshall University and Ohio University. The wife of an amazing loving husband, and 2 dogs which are my babies- Gracie and Gus. Just started a new job and love it but went from faster working pace to a office 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....

35, wife, mother of 5. Start weight was 185 Sept. 2008 after the birth of my daughter. Dec. 28, 2009 I was 160. As of yesterday (1/28/09), I'm 151; again. I've been losing and gaining that same 10 pounds for months now.

49 years old, mother of two daughters, love vegan eating, yoga and walking / jogging. Problem with night time binge eating

I am 48, married, mother of 2 teen age girls. Great family but seems I put everything ahead of myself. When everything is done, I am tooooooo tired to do anything and I treat my self with , well , a treat or 2 or 3.... The next morning I wake up and say today is the day. but Today never comes....

Mother of two boys, 8 and 10. Lost 40 pounds after divorce 2 years ago and have gained it back plus 10 more.

I am 56 and struggle with my weight now, as never before...My youngest daughter is graduating in May 2010. I would like to loose 20 pounds by that time. I struggle with my weight because everyone tells me that I look fine. I have a thin face with makes me seem thin. But I don't feel good about the rest of my body. I would like to get healthy, mainly because I still have many things to accomplish in my life. I have three girls, hopefully soon I will have grandchild, I would like to still be very mobile and active when they come.

I'm 25, just finished my masters, working in an internship where I spend my days stationary behind a computer screen. I can motivate myself to work out, but I have a really hard time making good food choices.

38 Years old - Partner - 2 boys aged 5 and 9. Bypass 2 1/2 years ago and lost the weight but although they re-wired my body they couldn't do my brain and the EE habits haven't changed.

Almost 45 year old, married with 3 teens (17 yr DD, 16 yr DS, 12 yr DS). Have been on Atkins with a primal leaning for over a year. Have binging issues big time. I sort of sabbotage my diet every few weeks and get very frustrated. Love to exercise and try to do so at least 5 days a week. Can stay for weeks off "bad" foods but then go and eat 10000 cals without hesitation of all the foods that make me sick.

49 y/o attorney. Wife who works full time and two children, 10 yo daughter. 9yo son.

I am a designer, former semi pro wrestler, avid traveler who lives and works in NYC.

I'm 42, single for 6 years and hardly ever leave the house, usually just to go to work and running errands. I feel so ashamed of the way I look that I don't even see any of my friends any more. UPDATE: This is so very, very sad but I wrote that in 2006 and NOTHING has changed except now I just turned 46, still single and still try to avoid people as much as possible. This makes me really sad.

I'm a 25 year-old grad student in Advertising. I'm just trying to take some steps to keep in shape and stay healthy even though I sit at a desk all day at work.

I'm a 46 year old teacher, (special ed) during the school year, and a stay at home Mom during the summer to two beautiful teen age girls. My all time high was 215. I'm 5/8 and now am at 200. I have high cholestrol and triglycirides, so I want to lower those as well so I don't end up with a heart attack or a stroke.

I work in a field that would benefit by my more slim body. So it would also help my career to lose weight. Also, I'm now (2014) 58years old and would like to have more energy and for the clothes to fit better. I gained 60 pound in 6 months in 1996, and it took me until 2009 to lose 35 of those pounds. From 6/11 to 4/2012, I regained 15 pounds, due to bad eating habits, and lack of energy. I fluctuate too much, and I know I'll never be "thin" , I do want to be healthier and have more energy.

29 years old, I'd rather be doing anything than exercising. I like sweets too much, but otherwise eat pretty healthy. Update 8/23/10--31 years old! Still don't love exercise, I would like to get involved in dance.

I'm a 39 yr old mother of 2 beautiful little girls, 7 and 2 yrs. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 8 yrs. I have been struggling with my weight as long as I can remember. I losted 110 lbs 14 yrs ago and regained and lost the weight plus lost an additional 15 lbs with Weigh Down Workshop after my first pregnancy, but after my last one I am struggling with getting off the last 20lbs. I realized about 4 yrs ago that I had a real problem with binge eating and I don't want to do it, but I start and can't stop sometimes. I am currently in another bible study wt. loss group however and I don't feel like I can share there.

I am a widow and live in Kentucky. I have 2 grown children, their mates, and 2 grandchildren. I also have canine and feline "children."

28-year-old making a fresh start in life, and along with it a real commitment to finally shedding all those pounds. Currently working on my teaching credential for high school math.

I am a hospital chaplain. I am a 59 year old widow. I have had several surgeries in the past few years bu am doing much better and am ready to focus on taking care of myself.

I am 52, I have relapsing remitting M.S. I have been a member of A.A. since1987, I have been sober 18 years. Haven't used drugs since 87' haven't smoked a cig since 97' I have a wonderful DH, also in A.A. we have a 17 year old daughter.

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.

I love the arts, I paint both in watercolor and pastels..

I am 55 years old. 2 years ago I left a staff position to be free lance. Financially I had the worse year of my life last year. So far 2010 isn't any better. I am scared all the time that I'll never work again and this sends me on a 'search and devour' misssion. I have gained 50 pounds since I left my job.

I'm 40 something, two young kids, have tried lots of "fad" diets and if it has a name, I've probably tried it. I'm not a fan of exercise unfortunately, but I'm liking my Wii Fit Plus so far. Have a lot of weight to lose, and I'm hoping to become healthier.

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!

Working on the real reasons why I've been fat since the age of eight. SAHM of two young boys and putting myself first on the list for the first time and it feels great! I'm an artist that's making time to be creative for the first time in years and loving it! It's funny how life has a way of 'taking over' and you can easily lose yourself. NO MORE EXCUSES! My Blog:

Mother, Grandmother, and Retired nurse

I will be 38 next week. I am 5'7 175 pounds. I have a 6 year old son. and we have been trying for more children for many years.. I think that is why I haven't really gotten in shape .. I keep waiting to get pregnant and then if I do all my work to get in shape was for not. I will have to start over again. I am a middle school science teacher .. so yes .. pretty stressful during the week. I make time for others but not myself.

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 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 32 years old and married with two great kids (9 and 1). Still trying to get rid of the baby fat and return to a healthy lifestyle.

Female, travel a lot

I'm 50 years old, work a full-time job and attend college part time. My weight has been up and down and up again all of my life (currently in the "up" status). This time, I am going to do whatever it takes to lose weight PERMANENTLY! I am an emotional eater and am working on discovering the "why" of that habit. I have also enrolled in the PeerTrainer's emotional eating program for extra support.

I am a 30 year old SAHM of a 6 month old little boy. We moved to Michigan from California when our little guy was 15 days old. There have been a lot of crazy life changes in the past half a year and I think my eating is starting to reflect that.

I am 24 years old, in my second and final year of graduate school, studying to become a special education teacher. I have been overweight my entire life. I have have just once or twice crossed that obese line, but always have been in that overweight realm. I love eating, its a comfort and a habit that I cant always control. I have many many good things in my life, but am unhappy with myself becuase of my weight and I want to change that.

Am a 20 year old student just about to take my finals. Suffered from anorexia for a few years which morphed into bulemia and then binge eating. Am deperate to lose the last 5 pounds and tone up, but more generally to regain control over my life and self.

Strong willed yet impulsive and fun loving.

I am 56 years old. I previously weighed 201 lbs in 2008. I have been as low as 151 lbs. I am now 159.5 lbs. I want to put a stop to the wt. gain.

I have 4 kids and I have recently decided to stay home. I spent almost 5 years working a ton of hours away from my family and I gained 20lbs of stress weight.

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 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 19 years old and have always been very active. Every since my freshman year in high school, I started eating way to much and put on weight very quickly. I have maintained that weight for a few years (its good that I haven't gone up any) however I am ready to really lose and stay as thin as possible. I am a professional ballet dancer and it is kind of a job requirement. I seem to be able to lose a few pounds very easily, but they always seem to come right back. I don't know if its that I get confident and start slacking on my diet or if my body is trying to tell me that I am at a good weight already.

I am 44-years-old, have been married for 21 years, and have an 20 year old son. I work a sedentary job at a desk all day and I have fallen out of my exercise habit. I have difficulty staying motivated and because of chronic fatigue syndrome I usually do not want to move too much.

I have struggled with my weight since I was on solid food - up and down, up and down. I have literally lost and gained the equivalent weight of the entire population of Maine, I'm sure. But now I'm at an all-time high, weight-wise, which is also an all-time low emotionally and physically. I have a two year old wonderful little boy to show for it, but my body is not my own anymore. I am desperate to get myself back to a size that allows me to enjoy my life again.

57, 3 grown daughters, awesome husband. Love gardening and sewing.

I just lost 55 lbs and can't seem to get back on the bandwagon, I'm caring for my 85 yr old father who has Alz & Lung Cancer. I have Fibromyalgia and am disabled. I am ablle to excercise daily. However I can't control my food. I'm 55 yrs old married for 32 yrs to a wonderful Man.

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.

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

I'm a 47 year-old out of shape triathlete who gained 60 pounds in one year (never thought that was possible!). My husband has been very supportive of me throughout this weight gain but it's time to ditch this fat!

I am 43 with 2 children and a lovely husband. Whenever I binge, I consider that I am choosing death over my beautiful life that is possible - and I still choose to do it. I've always been thin and classed as 'underweight' - and able to eat whatever I wanted when I was in my teens. I often received comments such as 'it'll catch up with you one day' and 'you are so lucky' etc. Well, it did catch up because I have had weekly major binges for about 20 years.

im a student, joined this prog because i gained 15kg in 8 months. tts crazy to me.

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

I'm 60, but look and act MUCH younger! Think that I got trapped around the adolescent stage somehow!@#! ;) I live in Cranford, NJ with my boyfriend and two beautiful cats. I have two grown daughters living far away. I am aware of turning to the wrong foods for comfort and "looking for energy".

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

I'm an older person so I'm queen of the diet world. You name it, I've tried it. I would like just once to meet my goal and maintaine it.

46 year old working married mom have a desk job find it hard to get motivated to excerise and eat healthy

55 year old divorced professional three adult sons Active in AA 16 years sober

I am 51 years old. I have been married for almost 35 years. I have two grown sons and two beautiful grandsons. I work in what can be a stressful occupation as a Patient Account Rep in a regional hospital. I have a tendency to procrastinate.

I am a mother of two elementary age kids. I am married. I work full time. My husband works nights. I am active in church. I would like to get to a healthy weight and have a baby.

I'm 23, graduate student, 6'5" and just around 400 pounds. Unfortunately I'm huge and I know it. I feel like I know what to do, but it's just a matter of rubber meeting road.

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.

I am a 21-year-old college student who loves to eat healthy for the most part but gets really off track during big events like parties and vacations. My problem is once I get really off track for one of these events, I just say to myself it's okay to eat whatever I want for the rest of the weekend/vacation and start eating healthily and exercising when the new week starts. I know this is sabotaging myself, but I don't understand why I do it because I generate such a positive attitude and energy when I'm eating and exercising right; Peertrainer has definitely helped me in this respect by making my goals and attitude even more positive and determined. I want to feel great about myself and in control again.

36 year-old mom of two. Eat well most of the time, but crash when tired or busy. Want nutrition-based eating to provide me with more energy and long-term health benefits.

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.

I'm almost 41 years old, in administration who has lost and gained over the last few years. I'm walking in Half Marathons now and would like to keep the weight off in an effort to reduce the possibility of knee-ankle problems (and the jiggles around the waist area). Working on getting over the emotional eating aspect of my weight-loss sabotage.

I am a volunteer for an environmental organization. I am going back to school in the Fall. I weigh 235 pounds, that is at least approximately 60 pounds too heavy. My biggest wish at this time is to lose this excess weight already!

I am a 30year old woman who works/studies really hard. I am really ready to lose weight!

I'm an emotional eater who rarely takes time to put my needs first. I teach ele. school and work 10-11 hr. days with before and after school meetings and planning, then I bring grading home to do at night. Fatigue leads to carb loading! So this summer I've promised myself to do something just for me! I need to drop 30 lbs. to feel good about myself and can't do it alone (have tried numerous times the last 5 yrs.) Help!

I'm a 32 year old recently divorced mother of a 2 year old and physical therapist by trade trying to put my life back together again after a rough year. I'm 50 lbs into my weight loss, but am starting to slow down and need some extra help for the last 30 lbs. I'm glad I have a team to help!

I'm 23 years old and just started work. I am finding it difficult to juggle working out with work!

I am a 20 year old female who is going to school full time, working part time, and working out in my spare time to try to loose some weight.

I am a christian SAHM of 6, ages 14-30, with 3 still in the home.

I am a 25 year old professional leading a busy life between work and socializing. I realized i had to make a change when I graduated high school (8 years ago) and realized that I weighed 187 lbs. I started swimming and working out and managed to go down to 125 lbs in 4 months. However in the next 5 years I gained back all that weight and went back to being 176 lbs ! This is when I realized I had to make a permanent change and not keep bouncing back and forth from normal to overweight. Since then I have slowly come down to 157, which is my current weight.

52 yr old post-hysterectomy woman. Ex-truck driver, now in search of full-time job here on the eastern shore. Married, no kids but a very demanding Border Collie mix named Bad Dog Lucy, nickname Stinky.

I'm 50+, 5'3", Need to lose another 35 lbs. Business owner. 3 grown kids. 5 grandkids. Using the TSFL plan to get healthy. Reading Dr A's "Habits of Health".

42 yr old female with 2 grown children. Married 21 years to a wonderful man who won't budge off the couch. I quit smoking 4 years ago and took up running. However, I still ended up with 25 extra pounds.

I am a married 39 year old female with 2 boys aged 3 and (almost) 5y. I live in Sydney Australia. I have a history of eating disorders and would love to finally normalise my relationship with food before I turn 40 !! I train regularly at the gym and (luckily !) love exercise as it is about the only thing that keeps me sane ! I don't have a huge amount of weight to lose - around 3kg/ 5-7 pounds I think but want to sort my issues out and get to the perfect weight for me and be able to maintain it without worrying about food.

I am a 26 year old female currently working with an economic consulting firm in India.Yippee have attained my goal weight ..maintained it for around 6 months ... Went down from size 12 to size 8... I wear 26, 28 inch jeans now .. though need to cut down fat on face still One fear is that my periods get irregulat ..which makes me very cautious and more at risk of weight gain

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

Im a 23yo mothier of a 2yo son. I work in customer service and I love my family. I've never been this big EVER and I want to lose it all

Mainframe programmer. Usually stressed over work.

Hi! My name is Cassandra and I need to lose a lot of weight. my goal weight is about 150 and my current weight is 227. I have been following the no sugar and no flour diet, and it is working.

I'm 59, retired and married to my (second) husband for 5 years now. I have 4 grown children, 9 wonderful grandchildren (and counting). I taught sewing to children and adults for 15 years. Besides sewing, I love painting, decorating, cooking, reading, gardening, photography, movies and people.

Im 49 years old and I found peer Trainer a few months ago. The information is very valuable.

I'm a 54 YO female, married with 2 adult children, work as a nurse in a hospital.

I am an avid athlete and love the outdoors.

63, working part time. Keep losing the same 7-10 kg buy not keeping it off.

I am 43 years old, 5'6", and have been following a primal/paleo lifestyle for almost a year. My real challenge has been yo-yo dieting for the past 5 years. I gained 25lb 6 years ago during a very stressful divorce, and I can't seem to find my healthy balance since then. I keep losing it, and then going off the deep end with secret snacking and binge eating until I have piled it all back on. I am hoping that the emotional coaching and group support of Peertrainer will help me change that once and for all.

I am trying to develop healthy eating habits, primarily I want to develop the desire to eat healthy and just view everything as a 'diet'.

I am a 34 yr. old mom of 5, ages 17, 12, 10, 7, and 9 months. Also married for 11yrs. I never had a weight issue until my 3rd child and as I get older it's harder and harder to get back to a healthy weight. I want to finally get control of my over eating and using food as comfort. I am currently doing a 13 week run/walk program, but when I don't eat well I want to give up on exercising as well.

Im a 38 year old woman from South Africa and live in a lovely apartment overlooking Cape Town. Im struggling to control my eating habits, although Ive taken up running and hope to run 10km by August

I am a working mom, currently weigh 172. I suffer from anxiety and when I don't work out I feel it even more. Life just seems to get in the way and then I don't work out and then I get upset with myself! I did go to see my doctor about the anxiety and he diagnosed me with a Major Depression and recommended Effexor. I should mention that I had a hysterectomy last year and as such have early onset menopause. This has been difficult for me with the weight gain, hot flashes and what feels like panic attacks. I don't want to take any medication. So I have been trying to work out every day. This is helping but I find my motivation lapsing lately and am hoping this group with help with that.

I am 27 years old and live just outside Phoenix. I share my home with my husband and two kids w/fur. I work at a desk job as a business analyst and really enjoy it, but wish I was more active. I just finished training/walking a half marathon two weekends ago with friends and can't wait to do another race!

60 pounds to lose...

I happily finalized my divorce last year after 17 years of marriage. I have 3 amazing kids who live with me half the time: a 10-year-old boy, an 8-year-old girl, and a 5-year-old boy. I also have a 5-year-old golden retriever. I work full-time as a lawyer and struggle to fit exercise and healthy eating into my crazy schedule. I am dating someone wonderful but neither of us cares much for cooking, so we eat a lot of quick and easy, high fat foods when we're together.

I am a 44 year old mother of 3--- two boys and one girl (20, 18, 17 respectively). I have been married for 23 years--was a stay at home mom until the baby was 10, now I work full time. I consider myself a late bloomer. I was a outgoing child until my family moved from the suburbs of Detroit to the small town of St. Clair when i was 8, this is where I became painfully shy and sullen. I ate to satisfy my loneliness and before long became a very chubby pre-teen/teen which was painful due to the teasing I endured from the kids since first of all I was "the new girl" in a small snobby town and I was chubby so the double wammy just sent me into a tail spin of insecurities that I am still working on. I have difficulties making and keeping friends most of the time but I am really trying to reach out. I have a ton of fun when I am out with family/friends but I just can't seem to maintain relationships and I am very paranoid about whether people really, truly like me or of they are just being nice--probably stems from the years of rejection from the kids in school. I have always had a mind toward fitness, I still have a Richard Simmons album from the 80's! but I have never really committed to a regular fitness plan. I am an emotional eater for sure. When i am sad, pissed off, scared--whatever--the first thing i do (which I am trying to stop) is run to the kitchen. I am a geek sort-of. I love comptuers. I am a curious person by nature (my husband calls it nosy) and i am constantly looking for new ways to do things. I think this is part of the problem with me sticking to one single exercise regimen, I am always looking for new exercises, new treadmill workouts etc..

I have one 2 and a half year old and yet to lose all the weight I gained. I have a goal to run my first 5K in June - going from treamill to outiside is much harder than I thought!

I'm a sophomore in college and my major is exercise science. I love exercising and am fascinated by health and fitness. I hope to eventually be a physical therapist and I feel like it would be hypocritical then to not be in good shape myself.

74 years young and still overweight!

I'm 60 years old and have lost about 95 lbs so far. I lost 50 on WW and have had gastric band surgery. I joined PT to help change my thinking and get motivated as I've been pretty stuck for the last couple of months.

I was always overweight as a kid-and even though I lost some weight my Freshman year of college, I ballooned back up to 150lbs at my heaviest (I'm 5' 1) and have lost quite a bit slowly since graduating two years ago. My goal is to be 110-but after yo-yo dieting for years I'm done with quick fixes. My focus is teaching myself to make lifestyle changes that I can live by forever.

I'm 23 years old, lived in California all my life but recently moved to Oregon. I love singing, dancing, acting -- I'm a musical theatre junkie! I also love kids and teaching. I also have an amazing boyfriend from Australia who is so very supportive of me.

I'm 38 years old. Wife/mother of (boy),13, (girls) 11, and 7 years old.

I am married with 2 married children. My daughter has 2 little girls (3 and 1). My son has 2 little boys (2 and 3 months). I want to be the grandma that gets down and dirty with the little ones. So far so good, but I am struggling lately.

I'm 24, 5'9", 160lbs, trying to focus on the present, and make permanent, healthy changes to help me live a fulfilled life. I've gone up and down in my levels of fitness over the years, but am the most out of shape I've been in the last 4yrs. I do work outdoors all day, but that doesn't necessarily have my heart rate up enough to get those endorphins going or burn fat! I also have an issue with emotional eating that not only drains my energy but also prevents me from achieving my goal body.

I'm 31, been married 11 year with 4 children. A few years ago I lost 21 lbs. Life goes on, exercise stopped and since then I slowely gained all the weight back plus more. I was so up-beat, I was a better person, a better mother. I WANT that back.

Married, in my 50's

I am 47 years old, very active, working out 5-6 times a week. I am working to over-come a life-long habit of emotional/mindless eating (Binge-eating.) that is not productive. I have reached my goal weight many times, but can never stay there. I end up displaying self-sabotaging behaviors to gain the weight back each time.

Im a mother of two beautiful children christopher is 4 and Olivia is 2. I 've been happly married for five years and have been with my husband for an incredible thirteen. I work at home and have been struggling with weight since I can remember.

stay-at-home mom

I started in April 09 at 327 lbs and am now down to 254. I am 63 years old and have been fighting a loosing battle with weight most of my life. I would gain it then loose it then gain it and loose it. This time i will take it off and not gain it back.

Heyya all. I'm about to turn 18 and for the last I think 5 years I've been struggling with food addiction, also I'm a non-purging bulimic. Although I'm better now, I sometimes still fail. But I am not going to give up this time! I know that no one else can help me but me, and I AM going to do it and I wish you all the strenght so necessary and good luck! :)

I am a 64 years old active person. I have one daughter who just graduated from college. I ski all winter, play golf and tennis and train for triathlons in the summer.

Im a trainee building surveyor. I would like to get a healthy look towards food, and stop eating when im not hungry. I would like to get rid of binge eating habit which i developed over 10 years.

mom of 3 wonderful kids, married to a sexy man, trying to balance taking care of me, my family and my job

I'm 60 years old, divorced, and I live with my 89-year old mother. I struggle daily with food issues, saying 'no' to some of the food my Mom keeps in the house. And 99% of the time I fail in the struggle. With PEERtrainer I'm hoping to learn why I use food the way I do, and learn how to change some pretty deeply ingrained habits.

I am 60+ and have recently retired. I have been yoyo dieting for most of my life. I have tried just about everything to loose weight and have had success only to gain it back again. I have never really gotten to the WHY of my need to snack at night. I think I am finally realizing that it is the only way to stop the madness!

Like to exercise but find it challenging to fit it in during week. I keep a log and it shows I usually fit in 3-4 workouts a week. Live in a climate with cold, dark winters-it finally snowed so now we can ski. I am a cancer survivor-3 months post thoracotomy for a rare cancer and am still adjusting to this new reality. I am a clinical nurse manager

41 Year Old Mother of 2 Girls. Work full time.

I am 34 years old. I have pretty much always had healthy eating and exercise habits. Lately, though, it seems that my occasional splurges have not easily been coming off. I am realizing that the older I get, the more important my diet is. It doesn't just come off with a jog anymore!

I am 48 years old and have been working on gaining control over food. I underwent a gastric bypass in 2002 and lost nearly 200 lbs. Since getting married six years ago, I've slowly put back on 30 lbs.

I am a librarian in GA. I recently got married and now have 6 kids-3 blood, 3 marriage. Only 3 live with us but 2 visit frequently. I have a full life but I have a love/hate relationship with food. My biggest goal is to not let food control me. I am finally admitting I cant just grunt it out anymore that I really need help to accomplish my goals.

I am a substitute teacher. I have lost 30 pounds with JJ's program.

Hi, I am here because I have tried so many different diets and I'm so bad at sticking with them, I would really like some accountability! I have a problem of overeating to the point where I feel terrible physically and emotionally!

I am 23. I have struggled for a long time with having an unhealthy relationship with food. Throughout high school and most of college, I struggled with the opposite problem of being too restrictive about sweets and carbs. Lately, since I've graduated from college and started my new life and career away from home, I have been struggling with overeating at night. I go through a terrible cycle of eating really well for a couple days, and then just completely giving in and binging one night and just feeling terrible about myself afterwards. I am ready to overcome this and develop a healthy relationship with food!

I'm married woman in my early 40's. No kids of my own but two grown step-daughters. My husband and I moved to Colorado over two years ago.

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