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Team Name: New To PEERtrainer March, 2010
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I am 44, 60 pounds overweight and need to face the reality that I am not healthy, I am not even close to the weight I should be and that denial is no longer an option! I have got to get serious and do this.

66 years old. I retired last November and I have time now to delve into Peertrainer.

For years I was was in good shape (up to 9 years ago)- ran, lifted and danced. Now I am 54, have a high stress job which includes a lot of travel. On top of that, my husband has advancing MS and my 33 y/o son and 3 y/o grandson living with us - not a lot of down time right now

I'm a 46 yr. old female mother of three grown children(24, 23 & 21). I divorced 5 years ago and since then my weight has slowly crept up. I had been athletic all my life, growing up swimming competively and then playing tennis alot when married. Working full time and planning on going back to school now. I miss the feelings of energy, fitness and strength I once had. I have always enjoyed good health and I don't want to lose that now. Eating right usually isn't the problem but trying to get motivated to work out regularly is the big challenge.


I have a carb addiction!!

Hello!!! I am Angie. 23year old vegan. Love to exercise! However, I am 4 months pregnant and hardly watching all. I need to get back on track before I completely de-rail! Support friendship & love help greatly! =)

I am 35, married 16 years w/ two children daughter Logan (15) and son AJ (11). I have always been over weight to a degree, but it has gotten a lot worse over the years. Time for me to take control!

I currently weigh 145 pounds, so my weight loss goals may prove themselves to be a bit aggressive, but this time I'm ready to put in serious work for serious results.

I am 5'6 165 pounds. I am a all or nothing person, I am either eating celery and rice cakes or an entire pizza.

I am a self-employed medical transcriptionist. I work from home and love my work very much. I have a son named Dusty and he is my inspiration for wanting to become a healthier and more balanced person. I've seen him overcome obstacles that most people would seem insurmountable; now it's my turn to be his student and begin to take care of myself. I recently lost my mother, and that has been a big set back for me, as I am an emotional eater. I have swallowed every bit of sadness one can possibly imagine, and my weight has exploded into numbers I am even too embarassed to say. I need to make peace and realize that no matter how much I eat, she's not coming back and is, infact, in a better place. I need to reach deep inside me and become the woman she raised me to be. I cannot do this alone though; I need help and support and am reaching out to those with my same struggle and seek guidance. Who knows, maybe we can learn something from each other.

Married,mum with two kids.

31 (getting ready to turn 32), Married... no kids yet. I'm a Director of a Project Management Group at an insurance company. My job is very stressful and I ofter either eat or drink to deal with the stress.

i'll be 19 march 19th.. im only 5 foot tall, i currently weigh 150lb and wear a size 11

Working mom of three awesome kids, wife, vegetarian who loves to meditate and practice yoga. I have never really liked running but I want to conquer it. I have run/walk two 5Ks. My goal is to fully run a 5K in April 2010. In August '09 I weighed 226 lbs. I now weigh 197 lbs.

I am a 34 year old almost divorced single mom to a 5 year old little boy. I am also a substitute teacher looking to get a permanent position.

Hi! I have my experience in fat loss which I share in my blog - how to lose fat

I am 28 years old a mother of a 4 year old and a 2 year old. I am currently 178 lbs and not happy with that number at all. Before my children I was comfortable at a weigh of 137 lbs and would love to reach that goal or more.

Well, I'm 27 years old and have been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember. I'm determined to conquer this challenge once and for all! I am taking on a lot of challenges at once, but I'm more of an all or nothing girl! I'm currently a hair stylist but also back in college after finally deciding to get my degree in business administration. I am also taking on the challenge of quitting smoking. I'm using the patch for that and today is my third day without cigarettes. I have recently discovered how much I can enjoy working out and know that when I am completely free of smoking it will only get easier and my workouts will be more effective. Eventually I want to be a mother and I'm using that as motivation to get myself into shape now so that I can be a better mother later. :)

my name is Alice I live in Oswego New York I am 51 years old .I like to do Scrapbooking. I have 4adult children and 7 grandchildren

25 yr-old NYC girl who loves vegetables, grains, olive oil, and fruit, but has a serious weakness for sweets!!

I'm 31, 5'2", I weigh 123lbs, and I have been going to the gym but I haven't added a good, healthy eating program. I feel that it is necessary to take full advantage of working out and getting fit. My husband and I are trying to extend our family and I want my body in tip top before, during and after I have a baby.

I am 22 years old and currently 156 lbs. I would like to lose 20 lbs. I am a wedding photographer and work from home. I have been married almost 1 year. We do not have any children yet but we have 3 dogs. I live a fairly seditary lifestyle working on the computer and being a house wife. I don't have many friends because I don't get out much. My mother-in-law is having financial trouble and is currently living with us. She brings and cooks the most delicious not to mention full of calories and fatty foods. She is very overweight and has no plan or drive to change it. What she puts in her body literally disgusts me.

I am a single, 24-year-old female. I am a financial planner and work 45-55hr weeks. I just got out of a 1.5yr relationship about 6 months ago, and I am now OVER it and able to focus on me. :) My background: One of my best guy friends in college was very into bodybuilding and lifting weights. I started asking him to "train" me because he was extremely knowledgeable. He broke down every fitness myth I had engrained in my psyche, especially the one that many women fear (lifting heavy weights will make you bulky.) I began weight training and I fell in love with it. Since entering the professional world last year, I let my gym activity fall to the wayside. I attended way too many happy hours and unhealthy lunches/dinners. I often skipped breakfast and stayed up way too late. It started to show on my body, and I began not feeling good in my skin. I've gained 10-12lbs. I check my weight once a year when I go to the doctor. I do not own a scale and do not care what it says. I gauge my progress/decline by the way I look and feel and how my clothes fit. My clothes started getting tight, and I refuse to buy bigger ones so I knew it was time to get back to the glory days of hard training!

I am a happily married mom, working part-time and raising 3 boys between the ages of 13 and 8. I have been 50 lbs overweight even since I started having kids. I have many body image issues that affect many aspects of my life.

I am a mom of 3. I teach 1st grade and try to help run a small business. I don't really enjoy exercising!!!

I am a single student who needs to get rid of the weight for health reasons.

I love horses.

I've been trying to loose some weight I've put on after a couple very stressful years and now is the time! I've always been fairly fit and do enjoy being active though sometimes don't make time for it (my fault). I also think I may have some food allergies/intolerances although I've never been tested and have had some difficulty narrowing down what may be causing trouble. Hoping I can find a diet I feel my best on while keeping my energy up and loosing these lbs. Love the idea of accountability that Peertrainer gives us all :)

I work a lot but am weighing in at the most I have ever weighed and am getting depressed about the weight and how I feel about myself.

Struggling with menopausal issues keeping me from losing weight.

Mar 1 2010: 6'1, 245# on a good day.

L.A. born and raised, my name is Michelle, Aquarius, my nature is friendly and compassionate. I have a lot of energy and want to make new friends. Please feel free to contact me. Take care and good luck.

I am 24 years old. I have been overweight most of my life and fought with my weight as long as can remember. My goal is not really to be skinny. I would like to be at a healthier weight that I can maintain with starving myself. I currently weigh the most I have ever weighed.

I'm 39, working from home, working out 3 to 5 times per week, but I constantly get side-tracked by sweets. It doesn't help that I also have an aversion to vegetables. I currently weigh 170 but I would like to lose 20 pounds by June because I have a triathlon coming up in July. The lighter I weigh, the easier it will be to get up the hills.

I Love animals especially horses & dogs. Spiritualism intrigues me and Nature relaxes me.

I am 38 with 2 girls ages 3 and 13. I am 150lbs, Life has been tough for me the last 2.5 years. If it could go wrong. It went wrong. I have been trying to lose weight for a long time now. Before my last child I was 125 and have always been thin. I eat very clean and healthy everyday. I workout 3-5 times a week. And my weight will not move from 150. I am frustrated and just ready to stop worrying about it. I am hoping I can meet some great people here and get my mind back on track.

I am 41yrs old, married, work full-time, 2 kids. Life is busy! Currently at 178lbs, working towards a goal of 160...if I can get to 150, even better.

I'm 41, have 1 grown daughter, work out pretty regularly in spite of my insane schedule. Looking for folks to jog/run with.

I am 41 years old,, happily married with two wonderful daughters. I have worked for the same company for 21 years and love what I do.

I'm almost 28 and I am unhappy with the weight I have gained since I met my husband in 2004. I want to weigh what I should in accordance with my height.

I'm a 27 year old single mother. I'm 5' 9" and weigh 233lbs (down from 250lbs just 3 months ago). I work full time and tend to my 8 year old full time. I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life and because of that suffer from depression, low confidence, and low self esteem. I have made the choice to change all that and am determined to get this weight off!

I am a 39 year old stay at home mom, trying to lose weight and get fit and healthy.

I'm 27. I'm a married mother of 2 lil' boys. I was always thin. After I had my kids, I had some really bad emotional food became, my security blanket. At my biggest point I was 228lbs. During the last 8mons I have lost some weight. I am now down to 204lbs. However I'm starting to lose my "steam." I need some motavation!

I am 55 I have high blood pressure I have arthritis I am 20-30 lbs overweight I am married with a combined family of 13 kids and 31 grandchildren

I'm a 26 year old with a full time job and a part time student. I hate exercise, but I'm trying to change my mindset. I'm very self conscious, I used to be super confident when I was 130 lbs and healthy, but now I feel like a former shell of myself and I'm somewhat depressed. I want to gain confidence in myself again and be healthy for my present and my future.

I'm 28 yrs old, single Mom with an amazing daughter!! I work full time for an Aerospace Manufacturing company. I'm just trying to get back into shape to keep up my daughter.. :)

I'm 23, married, with a wonderful 6 month old son

Former Flight Attendant who now weighs 206lbs OMG I'm still fly, pardon the pun but its not about vanity as much as health Thirty somethings are supposed to be the new twenty somethings and I feel like I'm past sixty.

My names Jayne, I enjoy music and i teach guitar and do vocal training. I do Tae kwon do and go to training twice a week. I also go to the gym 1 morning a week and i take my daughter swimming at weekends.

I am 26 years old. I have tried every diet out there. Some have helped me lose weight, but I have put it right back on. I was over weight when I got married at 17. After two babies and ten years later. I am still over weight, very unhappy with myself, and have missed some of my younger years by being unhealthy. After my mom was killed in a car wreck in 2004 my weight and health has been very off balance. I feel that with some support I can take control of my life and start losing weight and gaining health for good. Now something positive> God has giving me an awesome husband and two great baby girls. I work part-time 3rd shift so that I can be home with them during the day. I am able to homeschool them which is the best thing ever. I'm blessed

I'm 39, a mother of 4, and finishing my first year ever of working full-time. This change has proved to be challenging, and I find it especially hard to keep up with cooking healthy meals for my family. Subsequently, I gained back 22 of the 40 pounds that I had lost a year ago on Weight Watchers! I've lost 10 of those 22, and plan on losing the rest by summer.

I'm 36 years old, married and currently do not work. I have struggled with my weight for the last 10 years. I find the older I get the harder it is to lose. I enjoy working out but I often lose the motivation because doing it alone simply sucks. I enjoy walking, jogging, skating, and dancing. I'm 6ft tall so I tend to carry my extra baggage rather well, but I know that I'm overweight and for self esteem reasons really want to lose the weight.


I love to feel fit and healthy. I want to be a good role model for my kids when it comes to being active.

Im just trying to stay healthy !

I am 53 -- and generally active although this year I have been something of a couch potato, and crashed and burned from job stress, poor diet, insomnia

I am a college student, I weigh about 117 pounds. I am a vegetarian. I enjoy bike riding, hiking and skiing.

I live in North Carolina and have been here for 5 years. I am living here with my best friend Ki Sun and my fiancee Jon. They are my major support over here since my family is in Washington State.

full time employee with a national bank and a girl scout leader for chesapeak bay.

I am new to this website/approach to lose weight. i'd like to develop a new attitude towards food. I would also like to loose weight by the summer!

I am 18 years old and just months away from going away to college. I would love to tone and shape up before i leave. Right now I am about 30 pounds over weight. The change I want to see starts today!

50 year old female, 3 daughters 25,21,17. I am an RN and work with homeless and street involved youth.

Im a 31 year old single mum to my son who is 7. Im currently 191 pounds, down from 196 in the past ten days :) Im not working at the moment which is pretty depressing, but I know that losing some weight will make me feel alot better about myself. Im aiming to get to 126 pounds which feels impossible at the moment, but Im determined I will get there in the end :)

Stay at home mom. Mother of 3.

Homemaker, wife to a wonderful guy, mother to three awesome kids, love painting, art journaling, sewing. My family loves to mountain bike and my goal is to partake in their fun this summer!!!

I am a registered nurse, a wife and mom and step mom. I am 56 years old, healthy and active.

I just graduated from University last summer. Starting my new job in roughly 2 months, so want to lose at least 10 before I start. I lost 18 kilos through change of diet alone but now for roughly a month have incorporated gyming into daily routine.

Here goes: I am a 39 year old woman who has no excuse other than love food and hate excerise. I work at a library, and I would like to think that I am active during the day, my feet tell me so anyway. My heighest weight was 265, not good since I am a shorty at 5'4''. High blood pressure has accompanied the ever expanding waist, so I am hoping to get everything back under control!

I'm 29 yeas old, married, my eight is 152, 5.5, and Brazilian

I am 43 and have to children (12 & 15). I am an accountant and work full time.

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I'm currently working and a student, age 19. I'm not as active as I'd like to be but I am out and about. I love learning new things and trying them out, too! My passion lies in Photography and one day hope to really travel the world and show everyone what I see through my lense. Want to talk? Drop me a message!

I am middle aged, live outside Portland.. I got diabetes a few years ago and almost one year ago had to go on insulin...l gained weight faster than I have ever gained in my life...I have gained around 30 lbs in less than a year..I am an emotional eater.

Born in upper Northern California, currently living in Arizona. About 40 miles south of Phoenix, AZ. Phoenix is a city of 6 million people. I wish I could live back in the trees and cooler weather. I miss the four seasons. Although, it's nice to have spring and summer 9 months a year.

I am 30 years old, and work with kids. When I get on a diet, it may work for a little while, but then I go back to my old habbits.

I'm a happily married mother of two boys with a very demanding career. Unfortunately I put myself last..all the time and do not allow time to exercise/eat properly. I feed my family the foods they enjoy, mostly meats and pastas, while my preferences are mainly vegetarian, except I hate tofu and most soy products.

No real health issues until my knees started giving me trouble about 6 months ago. Think they are tired of the extra 75lb load. Have not been below 150 since 1988. I believe I am ready to make life changes necessary to reach that weight again. One step at a time.

I am a 42 mother of 3 and grandmother to 5! I am worried about diabetes because of my weight and family history. I recently was diagnosed with faciatis in my foot, its very painful and I feel it is because of my weight. I want to get fit and lose this weight!

im 16 about 5'6 and i weigh 197 i play i love sports and i play soccer but i just cant stand being the biggest girl on the team i really need support and motivation to lose weight i also want to become healthy inside and out and for once be comfortable with my body

I'm 56, married, work outside the home. Try to walk on my treadmill everyday. do some light weights 3 times a week. Love to Scrapbook, never find the time to do it.

I am a 22 year old artist/ designer from Australia. i am interested in human rights, creativity, music, religions, science and health. I am from a large and ambitious family and I have always had insecurities about my body. I feel like I am old enough to take control and help myself.

I'm 17 years old. I want to lose 50 pounds in the next 4 to 6 months. I want to study medicine. I love to travel. I love skiing, snowboarding. I just want to be confident in my own skin and to not constantly feel ugly wherever I am.

40+ single mom

I'm 49 and have always struggled with weight. I have one college aged daughter and I am divorced. I love "Sugar" and I always eat too much and always make the wrong choices. I joined WW a while back and did lose about 17-18 lbs but the second I stopped going to meeting I gianed all the weight right back. I just recently joined a gym and go sometimes but not on a regular schedule. I am sick and tired of being fat. I use to smoke a pack a day (sometimes more) but quit about 4 yrs. Ago I gained almost 35 lbs. since I quit. I need help and I need support and ideas for what to eat.

Grad student in my twenties lost almost 30 lbs last year but haven't been able to lose for a few months now.

I'm a 41 year old gal from the Seattle area. I love the outdoors, hiking, camping, walking and photography!

I was recently told I have Diabetes and put on medication that made my life a living hell. My hair fell out, I was sick constantly. Stomach upsets, various other things it caused. I decided enough was enough. I wasn't going to live like that. So, I joined curves and spent countless hours on the internet researching how to make my life better. I am on my way. Against DR's orders, I stopped taking Metformin, I am going it on my own. My blood sugar is not perfect, but I can maintain a 110-140 range on my own. I hope to learn more, as I read up, and cure this thing. Because I have been told, it can be done.

i am a mother of a 3 year old boy. i struggle with weight loss. in 2008 i losted all my weight then i gradually gain it back. now i losted 44 pounds and i just want to lose the remaining of it before my hubby comes back

I had lost 60lbs when participating in a bootcamp, my head got too big, and thought it's ok to eat some bad foods sometimes. Well, the unhealthy foods added up and I went from 139 and 21% bodyfat to presently 177 and 34.8% body fat. I don't have a trainer anymore or no one to hold me accountable. Can't do bootcamps due to injuries. So, I am having problems with losing weight consistently. It's frustrating because I was a personal trainer and quit because I wasn't practicing what I was preaching. I want my weight to be gone. My problems are emotional eating, binge eating, no moderation, and inconsistency.

Strong willed yet impulsive and fun loving.

I'm 35 and finishing my masters degree, job hunting and trying to stay sane. I have had a life long love affair with delicious food that I am trying to wrangle into a healthy relationship! Free time is for reading, historic sight-seeing, playing with the dogs and growing tomatoes.

I am a mother of 3. I've always had a weight problem. I'm at my heaviest weight ever and need to make a change.

Im 39 years old and have been struggling with my weight for too long!

Hi I am slim, with long silky blonde hair NOT and although I'm English I know that I'm really an American I am twice married once divorced (so far). I have 2 daughters Yvonne and Jo and a son Stephen. I also have 3 Gran kids Vic, Grace and Nicola.

41 year old married, mother of 3 (21 year old daughter and son-in-law) and 4 year old son. I am a Registered Nurse at an Elementary School.

High School teacher. 44 years old, Hispanic, single mother of 2 young, beautiful and healthy kids -my son 23 and my daughter 20- Very active and well educated, but in love with food and always struggling with weight lose.

I'm 25 and I've hit my peak, weight-wise. I don't even know how much I weight and I'd prefer to keep it that way. I'm starting the Fat Smash diet today, March 8th, hoping to lose 50lbs at the end of all of this. I have a great team of support and I'd like to keep this going forever!!

I am 20 years old, I live in a small fram county and I absolutly love it! I have always been the biggest member of my family and I absolutly hate that fact!

Hi my name is Crystel and I am a 20 year old full time college student. I weigh 185 pounds and have been overweight all my life. I live at home with my parents and I feel like they are not supportive at all. Since I was a child I remember them telling me I am fat and need to lose weight. Last summer I felt so unhappy and realized that it was due to my weight. I began exercising and eventually lost 15 pounds in a month. I was losing weight and I was very motivated to keep going and to never stop. However, when school started up again, I began eating unhealthy and stopped exercising because I was too exhausted after school, work, and homework/studying. Seven months later, the 15 pounds I lost, I gained back. I kept convincing myself that I will exercise soon and begin my diet again but I know it will never happen if I keep avoiding it. Today I bought a new dress and showed my mom. Not surprising, she said, "you need to lose weight." I was upset but did not think much of it because it IS something my mom says to me constantly. Then I went to work and a customer asked me, "when is your baby due." That was the last straw and now I am motivated more than ever to lose the 40 pounds I have been wanting to lose. I joined peertrainer in hopes of support from others who also have the same goal as I do.

Still in my 40s (barely), mom of 2 teenage boys who eat constantly. I have developed a large appetite right along with them.

Well, I'm 5' and 192 lbs. Obviously that's not a healthy weight.

I am a single parent I am finishing my MBA I work full-time at night I

27 and have been struggling with my weight for 4 years

I a Media Production Manager and I am working on my bachelor's in Entertainment Management. I have a beautiful 7 months old baby which is the primary reason why I am out of shape.

I am married with a 14 year old daughter. I work as a nurse for a local hospice. I had lost over 250 pounds with the help of gastric by pass but over the years regained 100 pounds. I had the bypass due to my poor knees and it worked. Then as I started regaining the weight, my knees got worse again.

35 year old mom trying to get the weight off. I've been doing a strict Atkins since around the first of the year. I'm down about 20 lbs as of today (3/9/10). I need to lose about 100 more pounds to feel comfy, a little more to be at a good weight.

I'm a yo-yo! I have been a student of diet & fitness for the last 10+ years. Last summer, I came closer than ever of achieving my goal weight of 140 and I was running 10K to 7.3 mile races and achieving personal best times (under 60 minutes.) Over the winter, I have regained 10 lbs! Frustrating!!! I have a workout buddy who is 10 years younger than myself (keeps me thinking young-like) and sees me as her trainer/coach. Great company and support but we are apt to de-rail at the same time. Makes it difficult for both of us. I'm looking for accountability here and encouragement!

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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 42 yo gal who likes coffee, knitting, paper crafts, movies and all manner of geekery. I have recently rediscovered how much I love moving my body and feeling strong and healthy. This has become motivation for me to start exercising again. I am a subscriber to the "health at every size" concept. I do not like diets or anything that tells me what to eat and when. It's crazy but when I simply eat what I want when I'm hungry and stop when I"m full, I eat better and feel great. In doing this, I have found the way that my body responds best to food. My own scale is moving downwards, which is something I want. But I will NEVER tell anyone what to do with their own body unless they directly ask me to! :) It's your body, you get to move/feed it how you like!

I'm a divorced mom of a 4 year old girl. I always feel like my life is so hectic that I cant find the time to shop right, eat right, or exercise. I'm going to be 30 this year. I've been athletic my whole life, but now I'm very out of shape and it's frustrating and depressing to me.

I Have been about 220 for the last 5 years. I have tried to loose weight but haven't stuck to it because of lack of motivation and life. I have a 15 month old and I only gained 18 pounds during my pregnancy because I properly ate and took the best care of myself ever. I was told to gain 15 but I think gaining 3 more was not bad. At birth I weighed 232, I lost weight the first trimester and gained 9 each of the last trimesters. After birth I lost 20 within a few weeks and nursed for 11 months so the increased calorie burning and energy use I maintained between 215-230. Now at 230 (03/09/2010) 5ft 6.5 inches I am done nursing and ready to loose weight. I know my husband will support me either way I am. When we met about five and a half years ago I was doing weight watchers and had lost 15lbs so I was 215 but I gained the 15 back when we started dating I was happy in love and eating out everyday. After puberty from 13-16 I was at a healthy weight even though I thought then I was fat. Now I wish I was back to that size between 5/6-9/10. When 16 I started to gain weight suffering with depression and found out I also had hypothyroid. Since then I struggled with my weight putting on 20 in high school and about 50 in college. But the last five and a half years I have not gained or lost. Which is good but now I want to loose weight.

Young female post grad professional. Was pretty active and always in the gym throughout college, but now I barley have time to work out because of life, jobs etc. <-- excuses! ready to get fit!

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'm a 54 year old empty nester, living in a resort area, lake tahoe. we have lots of company and parties, and the past 4 years of the good life have left me 20 lbs higher than when we moved here...but i had a good time doing it!!!! now i'm ready to spring into action and not let another summer go by in the same 3 outfits.

I am 67 yoa, have a very loving husband of 48 years, have two grown children, and 4 grandchildren. I was just diagnosed with colon cancer and they assure me that they got all of it, and with that in mind, my job is cut out for me.

I am fun and outgoing, I love to have fun and have a good time, I want support in my weight loss which i dont get from my finance and family

I am a former college volleyball player who never had a problem with extra weight, even into my 20's. I could try to blame the weight gain on my two children, but I was smaller after having them than I am now, so that's not going to cut it! It just feels like I've gotten a bit too comfortable with life and getting older/slowing metabolism isn't helping at all.

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

I'm 17 and live in WI (middle of nowhere mind you). I am a big band nerd who is involved in countless band/orchestra/solo/ensemble activities as is my boyfriend. I am big into reading and playing video games. I ski when I have time to, which isn't very often and I work as a cashier at Pick 'n Save to help pay for college when it come time to. I tend to be very busy because of all the advanced classes I am taking and don't feel incredible motivated to workout when I could just more easily relax after a 3 hour band practice.

hi im a 28 mother of 5 who is recently relized that i have no heathly eating habits

I am a mother of 2 beautiful twin boys that are 2 years old. They keep me pretty busy. I also work full time and I am married to a very supportive husband that will take care of the boys when I need to exercise but I am excited that they are getting old enough to take with sometimes!

One-time Ironman triathlete, fell off the wagon in a big big way, now trying to get back to my former glory.

I'm a vet who was injured in the Army in 2007.I got out the Army in 2009, and since that time I have been rehabilitating. Prior to my injury I was very muscular and fit and am hoping to retain that body with hard work.

Gained a lot of weight while living in London in 2005-2006 (a lot of drinking and eating stodgy British food!). Have joined up with 3 different gyms in the 4 years since, tried Jenny Craig, lost a lot of weight only to put it right back on. This time around I'm dead serious about getting back to my "old size" :-)

I am 22, live in Ohio with my finance and our daughter who will be two in may. I work in a floral shop and am going to school to be a x-ray technician.

I am 15 years old. I have been a vegetarian for 3 years now! I am pretty fit for my age...but not at the level I would like to be at. I eat extremely healthy; whole grain carbs, mostly organic fruits and veggies, lots of legumes.

I realize I'm starting kind of "late" in life, but I figure as long as I'm still breathing, there's hope!

I just graduated with my Master's in Dec '11 and joined the Peace Corps in Morocco in March of 2012. Exercise and fitness has never really been a part of my routine and I've always been a binge/emotional eater and as I get older those habits are catching up to me much faster (I'll be 29 this August). I'm in a country where I really don't know the language yet and as a Youth Development Volunteer in a country where the youth disappear in the summer I feel this is the best time in the world to change those habits.

Woman in late 20's, trying to lose 35 pounds put on from getting married and less daily physical activity. Have tried everything ever diet. I've tried to just "be good" and that works only sometimes; determined THIS will be the time I can stick with it.

53 years old, father of two, happily married, writer

I"m a mother of 3 kids 14,12,&5 yr olds married to my high school sweetheart.I'm a dental assistant and love my job.I love to cook and I'm always on the lookout for new recipes especially healthy ones.

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I am 48, married 29 yrs, no children.

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 am a 40 yr old mother of 4. I am happily married to the love of my life for almost 20 years. I am a SAHM due to the fact that 2 of my children still at home are special needs. I recently moved back to PA after living in KS for 7 years and lost my workout buddy :( I have had a very hard time getting back on track with my weight loss and workouts.

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.

Current weight 182.. 1 step weight goal =170(-12lbs), Ultimate weight 160(-22lbs)

I am a mother of four. I have gone back to school to become a teacher. I am currently working full time as a sub. I am overweight and have been since college. I like to be active, but need help to lose the weight.

I am a dietitian...believe or not.... I know exactly what I need to do to lose only problem is motivation!!!! I tell my clients that knowing what to do is only 1% of the equation the other 99% is will power.

I am a mother of 2, a six year old named Emily and a 2 year old named Andrew. Married for 5 years to a wonderful man. I am a FT Restaurant Manager who is surrounded by fabulous foods all day long.

Married and about to turn 30, and ready to make some life-long changes...not just temporary. I'm 5'10, 320....for the longest time I could "hide" my weight because I have a large frame to begin with, but now I just look BIG. No other way of putting it. Right now my "expected" goal is 295...I want to get back under 300. That is my short-term target...long-term I have a lot more to lose than that, but I'm taking it one step at a time.

I am a cow.

I'm very friendly and outgoing, but do tend to indulge myself when I'm feeling down or bored. I love meeting new people and becoming friends and I get a high from making people laugh but I think now that that may be a defense mecanism so they don't think of me as the "fat friend" but the funny friend.

Well I'm a stay at home mom of 5. About to enroll into culinary arts school, and have been stalling because of my insecurity about my weight. So i've decided to do this so i can stop putting my life on hold.

Married with a 6, 4, and 2 year old.

I am a very adventurous girl and I like to do many outdoor activities and travel. I am also currently on Weight Watchers for about 2 years now, but I've come to a plateau sadly.. so i'm just trying to get back on track again and I saw this website so i'm trying it out =) and of course looking for s upport!

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'm a Goverment I.T. Professional and Certified Personal Trainer in the Lakeland/Tampa area.

I was very ill in 2010 and I gained a lot of weight and stopped exercising. I have never manages to get back on track. I want to get back to a healthy weight and feel good

I'm a university student and active athlete. I eat healthy, but have trouble with snacking a lot or trying to cut back but getting really hungry. I'm very active and have to study lots, so when I am tired it is hard to stay on track. I really want to harden up because I am so close to where I should be, and have been there before.

just starting out i have join the local gym need some help learning how to work out

Im currently unemployed and going back to school in May. I'll be turning 30 the end of May as well. Im single with no children and am trying to get in the best shape of my life for the next milestone. The past few years I noticed that my figure isn't as good as it was in my early 20s. I guess that's called getting old. Looks like I have to actually work to keep it the way I want it now ;)

I'm 19 years old. im 5'2 1/2 and ive gained about 20 pounds! mostly from stress/depression and im addicted to soda. i live in texas on the coast. i wanna be healthy and need motivation...especially since i am not atheletic.

my name is remmy. im 16 years old and ive been struggling with weight my entire life and the constant pressures to be stick then which makes me eat more when im nervouse. i know im young but i could use help. im 5'3 and i weigh 169 give or take a few. i carry my weight well but i'd really love to shed some.

I am 5'1" tall and 59 years old I weigh 131 lbs. I have high cholestrol and am almost prediabetic.

52 yr old with 11 & 9 yr old boys struggling to make time to improve my health.

I am a single mother with 2 teenagers and work full time and volunteer at the kids' school. Also manage a softball team at work and on the Governing Board of the Asian Professional Network at work as well.

I am have been married for 12 years. About forur ago he was in accident and lost his left leg above the knee and loss the use of his left arm. We have three children. My youngest is 5, I have a 8 year who is autisic and 9 year old. I live in the country.

I live in the country with my husband and our newly "adopted" daughter. She is a sr. in high school. I teach elementary title one reading. I love to garden and can.

Well, I'm 25. I work as a bookkeeper for a Fire Resistant Thread Company. I recently moved from Richmond, VA back to my home town of Baltimore, Md. I'm staying with my father for another month or so (April 2010) then I"ll move into my own place. I have a boyfriend named Purnell. 2 sisters and once brother - all younger than me. I go to church a few times a week and am striving to build my relationship with God - although its NOT easy. I always choose the opposite of what I should be doing. Lol.

I'm a 23 year old nanney to three kids. Right now I like the idea of living for myself and finding out who I am before I think of linking my life with someone else.

I am 65, married, and work at home.

i am a stay at home mom of 2 beautifull girls my husband is in the military so i decided to stay at home wit my daughters and take care of them until the start their school it is a big sacrifice but i do not regret it. i decided to loose weight 3 weeks ago i starte my own diet and going to the gym frequently and eating well were my biggest changes i will see how this goes for now going well no pounds shed yet but still tring.

Dedicated strong willed determined

I'm 16 and play both basketball and soccer. I'm in shape, but don't have exactly the body i would like.

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'm a recent vegan (2 months, down 19 lbs) and i came across the book Eat to Live. my girlfriend and i have decided to start this on monday 03/15/10. wish us luck!

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 5'9" I weigh about 174. I have 2 kids and a wonderful husband. I have always been on the border line of over weight I gain 5 pounds and I go over the mark. I don't want to be that way. I want to put my clothes on in the moring and have them fit and look good. I don't want to try on 5 different outfits to see wich one I don't look like a cow in. Overall I just want to be Healthy and Happy in my wn skin!

I'm sixteen years old. I'm just shy of 200 pounds and would obviously like to change that. I lack motivation, and I have depression. I'm hoping to lose a total of 80 pounds. Wish me luck. :]

I am a 35 year old mother of a 13 y/o boy.I am 5'2 and 148pds.I have always been between 125-135 pds.After a recent break up,my emotional eating went out of control.Im hoping to reach my goal to feel better about myself.

I'm 21, I have been a competitive athlete almost my whole life. When I was 15 I had two knee surgeries and gained 17 pounds from not excercising and continuing to eat as if I did. I managed to lose almost all of it in 2008 summer (above picture) When I went back to school in the fall, I fell off the healthy eating and excercise routine and gained it all back in two months. I am currently studying to be a physical therapist, so I need to learn to be able to maintain my healthy eating and excercise habits because I will continue to face stressful academic pressure.

39 40 in Sept. Was 306 WHEW admitted that! now 261 after going down to 255. Had a death in the family and ate my way back up. Enough is enough!

I am a high school teacher who works in special education. I am just completing my masters in Educational Leadership.

I weighed 200 lbs by age 14 and have always loved food. I lost 50lbs about 3 years ago and but now want to lose that last 20lbs to finally reach my goal!

spend too much time focusing on others and then fall into severe emotional eating...

I am a proud mom of 3 beautiful healthy kids. Am a stay at home mom for now. Have a couple of months before I must return to work. Work at as a nurses assistance at a very busy hospital, on over crowded units (stressful). Plus trying to lose weight!

I'm a thirty something looking to find a balance of healthy living that I can maintain

Goal Weight = 205 March 20, 2010 = 226

I am going to be 63 years old on the 22nd of this month. I have been on every diet know to man. I do really well for awhile and then before I know it the weight is back on. I am so tired of this game. The older I get the harder it is to lose.

I'm a stay-at-home mum looking after 2 little girls. I have always had to watch my weight but as I'm tall (5 10") I have managed to hit it pretty well until now. Since having my 2 girls my weight has steadily increased to a point where I now feel really uncomfortable (back pain, huffing and puffing etc) and feel ready to comit to do something about it.

39 years old, trying to conceive second child, striving to move toward a healthier life

I'm 26 and was at my highest weight ever when I decided to make lifestyle changes. I've lost about 20 lbs in the last 5 weeks and started PeerTrainer a few days ago. I used to be obsessed with working out but a combination of being lazy and emotional eating has helped me reached the point I am at now. I don't have problems exercising, that part of my plan is the easiest. I am trying to learn when I am full, and how to address eating for reasons other than hunger.

Im 22 years old and a student nurse.

I'm semi-retired, but work part-time for a non-profit. I have one son who is grown and living on his own. I like to quilt, read and garden. Loki is my cat, and Thor is my dog. Do you see a pattern here? I have an long-term SO who is thinner than I... darn him!

I'm a 20 year old student who has always struggled to eat properly and exercise regularly, or at all! I have always been slightly self conscious about my weight and have gotten to the point where I am sick of it running my life. I don't want the remainder of my young adult years to be filled with shame and doubt towards my appearance. So, I am here to do something about it!

I am 43 with 4 kids. I have a pretty cool job - I make balloon animals for a living.

I am a psychotherapist working with people of all ages in my private practise office. I am married and have 2 children. I live in Northern California.

Over 50 (barely :-), spent a good bit of my adult life in shape. Gained 100 lbs in 1 year 15 years ago and it's been downhill ever since. I am now committed to working diligently toward becoming healthy again and enjoying the next 50 years.

I'm a law student with a passion for cooking, salsa, music and reading. I've been struggling to lose weight all my life! I keep yo-yoing between plump and toned. I have a tendency to put on weight and Need to exercise regularly to keep weight off. I'm really bad at observing diets but i eat healthy most of the time. Love chocolate, gymming, biking and dance aerobics, yoga.

I am a mother of three and i won't b having anymore children now that i have my body back i want to enjoy it

I ultimately want to lose about 80-100 pounds. I hate the way I look (even if it does look like a Goddess idol) and the way I feel. I'm slow, I get tired easier than everyone else, and I want to feel good about the way I look. I'm only 22, but I have a staunch love of my country, and my body needs to reflect my passion so that I can hopefully fulfill my desire to join the military. If I manage to get the fitness I want, I want to become a Marine and then go to college to be a psychologist. I love the human mind. I love reading and sometimes writing. Hiking, camping, and outdoorsy things are a must. Just like most of my generation, I love video games, but I try not to let them keep me immobile.

Well what can I say I am just an average woman, That feels shes not getting enough sopport from her husband.... I have a 8 month old baby ...

ive been gaining non stop weight for the last few months and i aint exercising at all, in fact i never did but i never had a problem until recently

I have become a fat dance instructor!

I am 46 a pediatric anesthesiologist

I am a 19 year old student from NYC. I am passionate about the film industry, but for the time being, I would like to try modeling. To that end, I'm trying to lose as much weight as possible before the summer starts so that I can send my photos out while I'm not in school.

I been married to Jack for 32 years. We have two sons 24 and 25 years old. I work with my husband and the 24 year old in our family business. . Sometimes it can get very stressful. Love to shop, walk, movies.

19 year old college student studying for her criminal justice degree.

I am 22 years old and am currently 228 pounds. I began gaining weight at 16 years old when my doctor put me on anti-depressants. I had very bad reactions to the medications that we tried and ended up gaining over 50 pounds from Nov. to Jun. Ever since my weight has gone up and up because my metabolism has slowed to an almost standstill. I still have trouble with stress in my life, and depression. Which I'm told messes with my hormones and causes even more weight gain. Surgery is a LAST resort for me. This weight has been put on over a course of years, and I expect it to take the same amount of time to take it off. If not longer. I began my diet on March 1, 2010. Let's see how it works...

i am 35 yrs old,married, 3 children.

A fulltime artist and single mother

Hi, I'm Jaym. I'm 21 and a college student majoring in culinary arts.

My name is Sarah, I will be 26 years old this July. I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. I am a single mother of a wonderful little boy who will be turning 4 in a few months. During my pregnancy I went from weighing 170lbs to 212lbs and have been hovering around 200lbs since the birth of my son. I am tired of being unhappy with my body and the way that I look. I avoid shopping because it always seems like such a hassle to find clothes that I both like and that fit me. I worry about the future health problems my weight might cause, especially with my mother being overweight and a diabetic. I want to live a long and healthy life and be able to keep up with my son. I feel like my weight has been holding me back my entire life, like I just been carrying around this huge, unnecessary burden. I am ready to let go of that burden and take control of my life.

I am a mother of three and a bartender 31 and have conjestive heart failure

I am 28 and currently 143lbs, most might say that i have nothing to worry about, but in fact i do, I am very self conscious and want to feel great about me. I biggest problem i have is my LOVEHANDLES. i need nedd to get rid of those....

I'm a super busy 24 year old female. I like to exercise and do fun and interesting new activities. Despite my crazy schedule and demanding program at school, I like to try and unwind and not let the stress get to me.

I am 25. I weigh 170 pounds. I go to the gym but I eat horrible

I love to eat!!!

I've had problem with my weight since I was a teenager, but I was never overweight. I gained my weight when I moved to Canada. I think I gained about 60-70 lbs in 2 years. I didn’t' realize what I'm doing with my self. Emotional Eating is the worst Addiction! I would go to the fast food while I was at work or school. When I was upset I would go to fast food 2 times a day! I am so sick of thinking about diet, weight loss. It takes all of my free time. I just need to focus on it for a few months and then maintain it for the rest of my life. I CAN DO THIS! I HAVE TO.

I am 25.

I'm a mother of two (5 year old and a 6 weeks old). My goal is to become a Zumba certified teacher, but I need to lose some weight as well. I just had a baby 6 weeks ago, and feel the need to start working out again and eating right.

I am a 42 year old woman, an artist with no children or partner. I have rheumatoid arthritis which makes it hard to move some days, and I tire easily. I need to lose weight to make it easier on my joints, and to increase my stamina to what it was when I lost 80 pounds 5 years ago (and since gained 100 pounds back). I have a small business that I run from home, and a dependency on my computer, so I don't go out a lot.

I'm 40, mom of 3, happily married for 20 years. Never thin but not overweight till after college.

Been crossfitting for almost two years now, but have fallen way off the wagon with diet and excercise. My goal is to be consistent with my diet, running, and making it to the WODs

I'm 42 (Amy, aren't you 43 now? HA!) and single, no kids, 2 cats, no reason not to be in the best shape of my life. I just need booty camp and Jessi to make me get up and go. I LOVE this place and what it has done for me physically and mentally. And quite honestly, we're all just studs, okaaaay

I am 23 years old, live a few miles outside NYC. I recently graduated from college, and had a rough past 2 years - that lead to me gaining about 10 pounds. I am suddenly uncomfortable in my own skin, and I want to look like I used to, but be healthy getting there! I'm also a vegetarian - i don't eat meat or poultry, but I do eat fish, dairy, and eggs.

I am 48 yrs old, 25 lbs overweight. The mom of 2 amazing children, and I work 2 jobs. I have severely neglected taking care of myself for about 3 yrs. and am feeling the consequences. I have to take control of my health and hope to start here.

My name is Nikki I'm 22y/o I have 2 children and an amazing husband! I'm a stay at home mommy who has gotten lazy and I'm ready to take charge and get my body back!!!!

I am a "stay at home gramma"! I enjoy watching my grandsons! I fill my time with cooking (not good!) and entertaining and gardening, sewing, scrapbooking, making cards, etc.... I love to be busy! I have had a lot of knee trouble and leg pain accompanying vein problems and therefore; it has been challenging to exercise as I should. I do have a recumbant bicycle that I use.

Hi everyone, I'm almost 18 and I have been realizing that what I do and what I think about what I look like is unhealthy, I know I am overweight and I know I need to fix it. But that really doesn't matter to me, all I want to do is make a big lifestyle change before its to late and be healthy, happy and confident in wearing clothes that look sexy and fun.

I am currently in graduate school, studying to be a health care professional. My program is very stressful but I do not want to make excuses for myself anymore! I figure that if I'm going to have to tell patients to lose weight etc... I need to be able to do it myself :)

Junior in college in Northeast US First pet was a chinchilla 20 years old Want to, eventually, lose 75 pounds.

I just moved to the Sacramento area from the Bay Area. I used to be on a weight loss program at my old office and now here I am lost. I want to learn how to do it on my own and maintain my weight loss. I used to swim and play water polo so I used to be very fit.

Love to workout, hate to diet.

29, In beauty school, likes the feeling working out gives, hates working out, needs to stay motivated!!

Married, mother of 2, special ed. teacher

I'm a type-1 diabetic. I used to weigh about 300lbs. I now weigh 210lbs and i'd like to get down to a healthy 180-190 range.

I am 49, single, mother of two, (g 16, b 21) full time college student studying in the human services field. I am working towards a counseling degree in addicitions. I am bi-polar and have past substance abuse history. I have an emotional eating problem and need to start a healthy program of dieting and excerise in my life.

I am a 29 year old mother of one, and at 5'3" I weigh 140 lbs.

49 years old, 2 grown children, work part time and go to school. I have been dieting since I was 8. Got down to 150 pounds (and was happy at that weight!) in 2005, shortly after my husband passed away, but been on a yo-yo ever since. As high as 236....currently 199.

I am a full time early childhood educator and part time adjunct professor at a local community college. I am a mother to one beautiful little girl. I am a wife. My husband tries hard to be health/weight conscious and tries to maintain an active lifestyle, so the support is available in the home. We have just about every piece of gym equipment you'll find in a gym right in our basement. However, I just can't seem to find the time or motivation to utilize it.

I'm a 43 year old woman and have been easily 50-70 pounds overweight for almost a decade. I've watched my body change and become very stubborn at weight loss, almost to the point of the ridiculous. That is what brings me here. I have great success in most parts of my life, and I need to fix this before I spend any more of my time hiding myself away inside this body.

I'm 17 year old female who has been struggling to lose weight. I'm 5'2 and weigh 209lbs! I was quite small for the majority of my life but after my son was born, I began to gain weight. Since then, I have always told myself "I need to loose weight." I say it, but never go through with it. I'm hoping to get some help from others and help others also so we can not only feel good, but look good! :)

I'm a single girl who is an emotional eater, I have quit smoking a year and a half ago and I have lost a loved one less then 2 yrs ago, I have a hard time sticking to any diet. The reason I mention being single is that I often go out to bars or clubs, dinners and when I'm not out well eating take out seems more fun then cooking for 1.

I recently got married and when I started dating my husband I gained a lot of weight. I used to be a personal trainer and I am trying to lose weight so I can renew my certification and get back to doing what I love and that is teaching others to live active, healthy lifestyles. I know what to do and now I just have to do it.

I am a 39-year old stay-at-home homeschooling mom. I love to read, study and help people. I love nature and learning about the world around us. Weight: 240 Most of my adult life, I've weighed around 180, but I started my last two pregnancies at around 200 and have gained 40 pounds over the past two years. I am now at the delivery weight of my heaviest two pregnancies ~ and the heaviest that I've ever been. I've got to get my mind back-on-track and my body back to a healthier place.

married mother of 2 boys ages 12 and 2 ..I was fine after the first one but boy o boy the second one gave me all the extra luggage...or should I say I got lazier! I used to go out dancing but now I just stay home.

I'm an emotional eater and love food. I have a hard time with control over carbs.

i am 4"10 and 260lbs.i live with my boyfriend and would like to lose weight so we can do more without me embarrass him.

Im 23 and trying to get back my high school body

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 have always had problems with my weight as a child and growing up but when i got married i seem to gain alot more weight.. i love to walk and be very out going but i HATE being by myself trying to lose weight and exercise... i would'nt mind exercising with my hubby but he's a man and i would feel much more comfortable with a female beside me and help motivate me as like wise i want to help motivate someone else also...

I have been on NutriSystem since Oct. 1, 2009, and as of March 17, 2010, I have lost 64 pounds. However, I am trying to win this battle by hitting it from all angles. I use a recumbent bike, walking, housework, Wii Fit and Wii Big Brother for exercise. Though I am not to the point where I have a regular exercise regimen yet, this is something I am working on. I am 38 years old and have been a vegetarian for the last 30 years. I welcome friends of all kinds. No judgments made here because I definitely live in a glass house. :o)

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

Well lets see, where to begin. I'm 36 yrs. old. I have 2 beautiful children and I am currently in school for nursing. I have always had issues with managing my weight but never to the point that I couldn't take it off with diet and exercise. But since turning 35, I have found a lot harder to lose weight. I am now working with a personal trainer along with trying to change my eating habits. It's been 3 weeks since I've been with my trainer and I haven't seen any weightloss yet, but I do have a lot more energy and strength. I'm just hoping to one day see the scale start going done instead of remaining idle like it has been for over 2 years now.

Single mom going through a divorce - work in finance and have a 5 year old son, lots going on!!! Know that my weight has crept up so I REFUSE to step on the scale because it will just depress me. Want to lose the weight first and based on how my clothes fit, decide when its time to step on the scale

I sell insurance and I turned 40 last year and since then have been working out... I have also joined Karate and absolutely love it... In the last 8 months of exercise I have not lost any weights and I know it's due to my eating habits.....

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 36 years young. I am the proud mommy of a golden retriever named Monkey. Someday I will bring a human child into this world and I will do it with both of our health in mind!

Morgan here, 25, stay-at-home mama :) I used to be in tip-top shape until my pregnancy came along and still can't seem to lose the last few pounds. It's about time since my daughter will be 2 in July! I enjoy being active-indoors and out. Miss my old bod and want it back!

I am a 39 yrs old mother of three (ages 14, 10 and 5). I work part time in a retail store. I am at the heaviest of my life. I can make a lot of excuses for the recent rise in my weight but at the end of the day I just stopped carrying about myself.

I have two children, a husband, a dog and a cat. I am looking to make new friends and find a work out buddy close to me.

Im 5'7 I weight 165 lbs, I am an athlete that wants to eat healthy. Im from TX, and im currently in college.

Recently my grandfather had a heart attack and it got me thinking about how important my health is and also ive noticed when i go to the store i find the perfect clothes to wear only to find they dont make it plus sizes....i want to be able to wear normal clothes and to like what i see in the mirror. i quit drinking soda on new years and now i want to quit junk food in general and lessen my portions :P i pray that i have the self control and discipline to carry out my goals!

I am 21 and a junior at Drury University. I am an elementary education major and want to teach second or third grade once I graduate. I love trying new things and I like to spend time with my family.

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 in my mid 30's and have 2 kids and 2 step-kids. Married my longtime boyfriend in Jan 2011. I love reading and write a book review blog. I weigh the most I ever have and would like to develop healthier habits to lose weight.

30/female. Married. Taught school for 6 years, but now attending school for a Masters in OT.

All of my kids have four legs. I enjoy sewing, riding my motorcycle and gardening. I'm employed full-time as a coordinator for a literacy program and part-time by my local newspaper.

I am 43, happily married with three teenagers. I work alot and like to exercise in the early morning before work.

I take antidepressants for anxiety and find they slow my weight loss efforts. I also take metoprolol to slow down my heart rate because I have a quirky arrythmea. It also slows down my stamina which is not good when I try to keep up exercise. When I want to lose weight I try to go all day without eating , thinking the low calorie intake will work. It doesn't. I do not overeat at dinner but still, I am not doing myself any good by skipping breakfast and lunch. My head knows this but I cannot get my psyche to agree

Mother of 5, have a full-time teaching job and very busy.

I had spent around 6 months eating healthy, running every day, and losing weight. I went from weighing 110 lbs. to weighing 90 lbs. It might sound like 90 lbs. is too little, but it actually looked good with my 5'3 height. When i went back to school after the six months, alot of people said i looked WAY too underweight, and they told me to gain some of it back. I unfortunately did, so now i weigh 109. I am eager to lose everything again, and get some muscle too.

I am 38 and want to weigh less when I reach that golden number of 40. I have 2 kiddo's they are very active, and I want to be a role model for them.

I'm 39 as of yesterday. I homeschool 3 kids-18,13 and 7. I play volleyball on Wednesday nights. I like music, dancing, movies, theater and murder mysteries book/movies. I feel 40 is going to be a huge change in life direction and I want to look gorgeous for it.

Self-employed grandmother, happily married, happy in my business.

I am a single mother of 2 children. I work full time and come home and I'm a full time mother as well. So exercise is difficult for me. I like the outdoors but living where I live, weather does not always permit outdoor activity. So I find it easier at time to sit inside and watch movies with the kids or play games.

I am a new doctor about to start residency training. I want to look and feel healthy. I was yoyo-ing between 170s-190s lbs for the past 8 years and I am sick of it. I am currently on a non-stop train to a healthy BMI and an athletic body.

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Retired but like to run, bike and golf.

Hello everyone, My name is Victoria and I am here to reach my goal of 120, or whatever weight I land on where I feel comfortable. I live in Queens, work in Manhattan full time. I have been having weight issues since 12yrs old. I finally want to get in shape and stay that way for good.

I ate really healthy since ...last April but have recently found myself falling off the wagon pretty regularly and justifying it, feeling bad about it, vowing to start again, and repeating the process. I need to shake it up!

Married, mom of 3 girls (6, 8, 10), office manager at Trinity Church,

I am 27, and I have worked with the same social service agency for 5 years. I have been a manager now for a year and it added some extra stress, but I love my job. I have a cat. I am usually busy on weekends, and I like to socialize.

I am a 32 year old mother of two who has struggled with weight issues most of my life. I am looking to change my lifestyle to a healthier lifestyle for myself and my family. I'm tired of being overweight and having no energy.

trying hard since over 5 yrs, yet only able to maintain weight or gradual slight increase over the yrs.

I am 27 year old wife and mother to 2 gorgeous children (if I do say so myself. My daughter Abigail is 2 1/2 years old and my Son Sean is 3 Months. I love scrapbooking, going to the movies, Disneyland, and hanging with friends. I tend to be pessimistic by nature which causes alot of stress eating. My goal in life is to get healthy and be a good wife and mother.

I'm 23 years old, live with my boyfriend most of the time, and I'm tierd of not being satisfied with my body. I'm 5'3 and about a week and a half ago i weigh 152. That was the first day of my diet. I currently weigh 139. My ideal weight is 120lbs. I know if I keep up my new habits I will soon achive my goals.

I currently weigh 188# on 3/19/10, and have stayed at this weight for a week, despite aerobic exercising for 45 mins a day.

I'm 30, married, no kids, except for a four-legged one. I try to be active- my husband and I rock & ice climb together, I also like to trail run and kick my butt at the gym. I'm also lazy and like sedentary activities like knitting and reading. The joys of being a Gemini

Been relatively active for several years, like to lift weights quite a bit, did so through highschool. Have been overweight since early teens though unfortunately. Im working on changing that by focusing on diet as much if not more than exercise. I never focused on diet until a few months ago and have went from 284 lbs at my heaviest to 265.5 lbs. Besides constantly battling adipose tissue I enjoy music (progressive metal, death metal, 90s grunge, etc) playing guitar, and the occasional video game. Married and recently had our first child. Poor college student still living at home.

I am 54 and now getting back into exercising. I want to drop this fat body suit, that I've been carrying for years. I work and I am also in Graduate School. I have two grown children and grandchildren. But, they so I don't look my age, but the fat is slowing down my not so active personal life.

25, struggled with food from 18 and seriously bored and frustrated with it now. had a range of eating disorders, anorexia to bulimia and now binge eating. Managed to go for two months with no binging but it is creeping back into my life. I work hard with my eating and training but my binging is sabotaging my efforts. My goal is to end this binge eating part of my life and get my body to a fit and strong condition. I want a normal healthy life with my friends and the things i like.

Soon to be 45, married, one son age 10. Travel is a part of my job - lots of meals out and nights on the road. Learning to set realistic goals and make wise choices is my course of action. Love to golf, which I also get to do frequently for my job.

i am a sugarholic ... hard core

I was a member of peerTrainer dating back to 2006 with the username phatty. My weightloss adventure started at around 390 pounds and at my lightest I was 255 pounds. A great deal has happened in my life over the last four years including a divorce and remarriage. I am ashamed to admit it, but I am back up to 370.8 pounds ... for now. I know how to lose it and have every intention to do so! UPDATE: 5/5/12 - Right now my weight is down to around 330 and I am setting the goal of being in the mid 200's by the end of the year.

Im single mom, 30ish, one son. I learned that I like eating healthy, but pizza and pastry are my weaknesses. I love all kinds of food especially grilled. My favorite veggies are brussel sprouts, asparagus and greens.

I have a lot of knowledge about healthy eating, living, etc. However, I have let my depression take over my life and now I am trying to regain control.

I'm married and the proud mother of a 4 year old daughter.

Just wanna be thinner and happy but definitely not stick thin!

I am newly single at 57 years old. I want to lose weight for me, not to attract a man. My interests are very simple but satisfying to me. I love to cook, read, decorate,spend time with my daughter and grandchildren.(In fact we share a home together,not a house, but a home) We love to go to thrift stores and garage sales. I don't get to go very often as I am working most of the time in a large metropolitan hospital on a oncology floor.

I am a 52 year old married mother of two.

33, 2 active children and one beautiful wife. always tired, passionate about health and fitness.

I am 28 years old. I am married and i have 1 child. My husband is in great shape and i am so jelous!! He is the type that can eat anything he wants (he eats tubs of icing at night and weighs 145lbs) I struggle every single day watching what i eat and still cannot lose a lb. My weight? 213lbs...

I'm a 31 year old mother of 2, A Hospice Massage Therapist, and have gained a lot of weight since my hysterectomy 6 years ago. I've tried so many things and nothing has worked for very long. I lose focus and give in to the convenience of eating poorly. I am ready to make a life style change with this diet.

I have been married to the man of my dreams for 15 years who loves me any way I am. I have the most amazing little boy who is the light of my life. My family is #1 to me! I work 40+ hours a week and am usually mentally exhausted if not physically exhausted by days end. Sometimes I just want to come home and go straight to bed, just to get up and do it all over again.

I am married (25years) with 4 adult children and 10 grandchildren. I have a pretty active life betewwn work and selling antiques. I have succedded at losing weight but in turn put it right back on. The yo-yo effect! This time I really mean business.

I like to travel and visit the mountains and spend time with my husband, family and friends as ofter as possible. I like to spend time with my grandson Alex his mom Whitney and her mom Lynn. I enjoy movies, knitting and walking.

Married working woman; coming back from torn quad tendon last May that put me out of commission for a while.

im 15, 5'5 and 1/2. i weight 150lbs

I work outside of Boston in Development at a local hospital. I plan large fundraising events to raise money for various areas of the hospital. I try to eat well at work but with events there are definite times for slip ups (food tastings, cocktail parties etc). I love going out with my friends on the weekends, drinking, dancing, hanging out, whatever it may be food and drinks are almost always involved. All of my friends are thin and I want to be able to be like them!

I'm a mommy of one, and a student in the field of Personal Training. I work out 6 days a week, at home. I occasionally workout at a gym for my resistance training. :)

I am a mother of 3 and soon to be a grandmother. Married to my wonderful husband for the last 6 years

Hello, my name is Paula. I am 36 years old, 5 "8" and currently 175 pounds. I am a mother of a 6 year old boy. In the past year I have gained 40 pounds!! I was vegan for a year. I loved it. I did it because I was having food allergies. They went away after turning vegan. It was wonderful! That was pre-relationship. Now after going vegetarian, I blew up. Then I went back to eating meat and now I am my heaviest ever! I've had enough, I feel 46. So I am going back to what works for me.

I'm 31 and transitioning to a new career. I want to go through the interview process with a bettter physical appearance.

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I'm a Mom of two, married with several happy pets. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis which sometimes makes moving and exercising difficult.

A food science and technology major at UNL who loves music, long distance running and food!

I live in Phoenix and attending college. I do my schooling online and I swear since I started I've gained 35 lbs. I already am over weight because of bad starvation from being a meth user. I have been clean for a total of 2 years and have gained 60+ back. I know I have the strength to get through anything especially since I got off drugs. So why can't I be strong and lose the weight? I'm starting the Fat Smashers diet tomorrow. Gosh I hope this works. No. It will work. I know I'm strong!!!

my name is heather i live in a small logging town with not much to do, there is no gym to run to before work or after unless i choose to drive and extra 30-40minutes.I have gained 150 pounds in 5 years. i am a mom of three and so tierd of being the fat mom. my children play alot of the same sports now that i did when i was younger and not being able to do all i can to teach them is killing me. I am 4 11 and 296. when i look in the mirror a strange sad person looks back at me.i need will power. i have buddied up with a friend however she can be very negetive and almost rude at times . so here i am .

I can stay on task and like to get things done immediately with work, but can't seem to stay motivated about getting the pounds off

I am 24 years old. I live in this beautiful state but don't get out enough! I have been overweight since my freshman year in highschool. Now I am ready to have kids so I want to be as healthy as I can be!

I'm 5'4", 156 lbs. While on the pill, I didn't notice the change in appetite and started eating mindlessly. There were times when I ate an entire package of oreos w/ whole milk. Big surprise, I gained 31 lbs! I've since gotten off the pill and lost 5lbs but it's taking a long time to get there

I like to learn history so it does not repeat it self.

I am 51 years old, been married 29 years, the mother of 3 adult children & 2 black labs we rescued. I am looking forward to the wedding of one my daughter's this fall. I have been involved in mission's work for 16+ years & have had the privilege of traveling to many countries of the world, including living in China recently for a year. It was a great experience. I love Jesus & I love people & find life an adventure.

I have been struggling with my weight since I was 13. I'm 5'7" and the most I've ever weighted was 176, currently i am 169. I was diagnosed with PCOS about a year ago and I am on metformin. I've always been an athlete but could never make the pounds stay off.

I love sports however; the work-life balance does not afford me much opportunity to participate in sports.

My names Meghan Holland, I'm pretty active I workout all the time, but I have a hard time cutting back my calories. I joined this group for encouragement and to meet some cool people and also lend encouragement to those who are like me and need it.

I'm 20 years old and I am male! Looking to lose weight and look good for this summer ;)

im not, fat. but im uncomfortable with my size and want to be able to be comfortable instead of hide myself under thick jackets

I'm 23 and ready for a change. I've always been pretty athletic and I still run about 14 miles/week and cycle around 25 but I need some motivation to step it up. I want to train for a half marathon and ultimately participate in my first sprint triathlon. To do this I'm going to need to step it up with my training and eat super clean. I want peer trainer to help me maintain a more consistent training regimen.

I'm an English teacher - still love it although I'm now in my 50s. Happy to be in a down under group since I'm a kiwi. Have battled on and off with my wieght most of my life - probably tend to be overweight rather than obese. Have been quite good in last 15 years but last 16 months have given in but now I'm overit and ready to take a bit of control back.

I graduated from UVA in 06, did medical research for 2 years and am now doing clinical rotations for Physician Assistant Master's. I'm getting married in November. I feel like my life is on hold right now until I graduate so working on me sounds like the best thing I can do. Fear keeps me motivated. I'm afraid I'm going to turn out like the rest of my family, over weight and unhappy.

Mother of 2 activie boys who are older and now I'm really ready to focus on myself.

I am 42 years young and have a 4 month old Boston Terrier puppy.... who is driving me crazy!!! ;) I have been a hairdresser for more than 25 years and with a back injury from a car accident in 2010, working is quite painful for me.... working out had become a thing of the past ..until this past week. ( 8/8/11)

I am mom of two boys. I like reading and watching movies.

I am 21 years old and i have always been fit and healthy I ran track & cross country in high school but in the last 2 years I have really been slacking off and losing my self esteem and i have gained about 15 punds since high school and i want to show myself that I can be beautiful again.

I am 23 years old, 5'4", currently working full time in an attorney's office but going back to school to finish my Bachelor's degree in the Fall. I tend to snack through out the day, and am HORRIBLE about exercise.

I just turned 42, happily married to a loving accepting man who says I am beautiful, mother of 3 great kids. I broke arm and leg last year and need to have knee surgery that I cannot afford :o( I love the outdoors and used to be VERY active. I was called toothpick up until highschool. I did not get heavy until after children, I am the heaviest now than I have ever been, winter and pain has not helped the problem. I WANT TO LOOK AND FEEL GOOD!!!!!

my name is danielle granados and i am 19 yrs old. i am married to a wonderful husband named jon. we have been together since i was 15. we dont have any kids together and i am a homemaker. im trying to find a job right now but times are hard. my husband is luckily in the marine corps though so we manage just fine. i also have the best dog in the world named charlie

I am a 35 year old mother of 1 married to a WONDERFUL & SUPPORTIVE man:)....over the years I have let myself go and gained some unwanted weight...and now I am ready to SHED THE POUNDS!

Mother of 3 young children, homeschooling,

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I'm a 5'7" 29 year-old woman who is struggling to adjust to the changes that age brings. My goal weight is about 125 lbs (I'm currently about 145 but thankfully I carry my weight well). That is the weight I was at when I was at my best fitness level (I was 20 and had a boxing trainer). Up until I was 26 or so I didn't have to work out and eat healthfully to have a flat stomach, etc. After that my metabolism seemed to go down the tubes, my knee joint pain got really bad and my knees swelled a bit in the back, and I lost my flat stomach (it still doesn't look bad or anything... just not what it was). I can still fit into many of the clothes I wore in high school, but I want my flat stomach and slender, athletic-looking body back. ... I really have to monitor my diet AND exercise regularly now to achieve the look I had back in my boxing days. Talk about a wake up call! In the past I have been for the most part very slack in my exercise habits. I love being active if I'm doing something I really enjoy, but it's hard for me to get motivated to go to the gym and lift weights. Thankfully, my husband and I just bought an elliptical machine. Having it right here makes it so easy for me to stay motivated and hop on any time I need to. So far I'm doing really well with my new workout routine, and I'm very proud that I've been pushing myself to do challenging elliptical workouts AND strength training exercises!... I'm really prone to stress and anxiety so I'm very much looking forward to regular exercise also helping to decrease those levels... I work part-time in the Patient Accounts department of a local hospital. I am in the process of applying to schools for a second bachelor's degree in Accounting. In the past I've been very lazy about working out. But I've reached the point in my life where I'm committed to having the healthiest lifestyle possible in terms of both diet and exercise. My husband and I already eat very healthfully. Now I just need to stay on track with my exercise! ... body stats as of PEERtrainer joining date: weight: about 145 lbs. Waist circumference: 30.00 inches Hip circumference: 39.00 inches Thigh circumference: Left: 22 inches Right: 22.5 inches

5'4/164/31 I am a professional and share a townhouse with a room mate. I have been dating my boyfriend for 5 years and we are hoping to be married this fall. I have yo-yo dieted for the past several years fluctuating from 178-145.

34 year old mum to a nearly 3 year old boy and a just 3 month old girl. Sleep deprived and prone to emotional/stress eating! Looking for help in staying on track with healthy weight loss and sticking to exercise regime.

I am 41, a mother of 2, a wife, and a 4th grade teacher of too many. Right now I am the heaviest weight I have ever been, 165 pounds on what should be a small 5'3'' frame. The thing is everyone else in my house looks and feel great... because I am taking care of everyone but me!

I'm 50+, mother of five & grandmother of five. I enjoy walking & working out at the gym and would welcome a buddy.

It's hard for me to beleive that at one time I was a size 8/9; it seems like another life time or a past life. But Iv'e been working hard towards being slim again. Since the photo above I've lost 2" (not lbs), the photo was taken a month ago.

I have always felt like the fat one in the family, and looking back, i realize now i have always had a negative image of myself. i have been struggling with food for my whole life, and am determined to win the battle this time.

I am a 29 year old mother of 3 ( 12, 9, and 3months). I am a supervisor at target and a artest of many trades. I love to keep busy moving and creating. I had some pretty serious health problems during the end of the year and it really made me realize that I need to take better care if myself. We only have one body. I am about 4ft 10 (im short :) and I weigh about 96 pounds. I dont need to loose alot. just about 5 pounds but I really need to tone up and be healthy. I want to be proud of my post baby body.

21. Classy & Fabulous college student focused in Management Information Systems. Pursuing happiness through God, love, and life.

I'm 41 and have always been slim. At 5'6 I weighed 100 at my slimmest, up to about 115 after first child, 120 after the second, then maybe 125 when I quit smoking two years ago (April 2008). And now I'm at 136 (62k) as of this morning!!! The last 5 snuck up on me. I was feeling pretty good at 130 (60k), but would like to get down to 127-128 (58k). I used to run and bike a lot, but don't anymore (moved and it's less practical). Also did Bikram yoga and at-home workout tapes. I do nothing at all these days and everytime I try to get into a routine I stop.

I am 53 years old and have really become sedentary. I have not been working out nor walking. I am going to commit to walk or exercise on a daily basis.

I am a single, independent 21 year old. I live alone, work full-time, go to school online full-time, and volunteer at Cortlandville Fire Department. I have never felt good about myself or had self-confidence however, looking back on my high school pictures I LOVE how I looked and want to get back to that!!

fun loving outgoing guy, looking to meet cool people.Loves video games, hip hop ,Chinese food and basketball. If you share similar interests , hit me up.

Active. Try to be fit. Am having trouble losing and keeping it off.

I have been struggling with my weight my whole life. I've been morbidly obese for about 14 yrs. I go to the gym 5 - 7 days a week and I eat 1200 calories or less a day. I feel great and I'm proud of my accomplishments. I still have a long road ahead of me.

I am a 19 year old college student who has always been overweight. I had problems losing weight because of the depression and anxiety I deal with. Instead of gaining the "Freshmen 15" last year, I lost about 30 pounds. Both my anxiety and depression have gotten severely better, and I've become much more confident. I really want to keep off the weight I lost and keep going to lose even more weight. I know I could be even happier with myself if I became healthier and lost some of that fat.

Separated Outta shape father of three 2 girls 1 boy recently lose 70 lbs.

I'm 27, 5'5, and in the past 5 years gone from sz 4-5 130lbs to sz 10 175. My goal is to be a healthy sz 7-8 and 145lbs. I'd like to do it intime to wear a bikini but I've been having some trouble.

44 single mother of 5 adults.

Over 30 something mother of two teen agers.

I am a 52 year old married mom with one son 26 and two sons that have lived with me since they were small and are now almost 10 and 11. Their adoption should be final this year. We are also foster parents so our lives differ depending if we have extra children in our home. Right now we are having a bit of a break. I live in a very isolated Island in Northern Ontario where I work full time, running a kitchen. I know what to eat, I know how to lose weight I just haven't been doing it. Jan 6th I weighed in at 253 and decided that was enough. I have many excuses like most people but thats all they are excuses. So I started weighing in every week on Tuesday mornings and as of this week I was down to 233. Twenty down 73 to go! My oldest son is getting married in July and would like to lose 30 more before then if possible. I have had good weeks and bad weeks, I am hoping this site helps me to have all good weeks!

39 years old, work full time. Love being a mom but our busy schedule is hard to manage.

42 yo male. About 130lbs. Always been a little over. Love my beers. Have had succes with calorie counting and fiber. Getting ready to retire and want to be in great shape.

Im 31 years old college student raising a family of four. Life is hectic but I am ready to make time for ME!!

I am a 25 year old stay at home mom who runs a day care business from home.

I'v tried to diet for sooooo long and its just not working i loose 2 punds and get them back :(

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 am 35 years old 5feet 4 inches.

I am a 24 yr old female. I would like to lose between 10-15 lbs. I have a pretty busy life and struggle with meal planning and with motivation to get up and exercise! I want to achieve a more balanced life and I want to feel confident and secure with my body, inside and out!

I'm married to a Sumbarine Officer that just got sent to Afghanistan. I eat when I'm upset so this will be a trying time. I think I've gained 5lbs this week alone... All I have to do is think about something sweet and then it will consume my mind until I have it or something else fatty.

25, getting married in August, one amazing daughter, three weird cats. I like music and making lists.

I am very lazy and basically inactive most of the time. I am extremely overweight and at this point my metabolism is equivalent to that of a sloth.

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

My name is Sarah, I'm 25, teach at a local high school and so I definitely have some crazy hours. I dropped about 50 pounds two years ago using Weight Watchers because my doctor told me that I had high cholesterol and I decided to take that as my chance to finally lose the weight that I had gained over my four years in college. I love sweets and have a hard time controlling my portions and now have put a little of the weight back on and am feeling lousy. I have a check up with my doctor in a couple of weeks and would like to get back to where I was last year.

I am a writer, hula hoop fitness instructor, and teacher. Married with two young kids, I have been carrying around 60 extra pounds since 2000, and am ready to let it go.

I have a three year old daughter and am in school full time as well as a full time job.

single mom of two boys, I love photography, hanging out with my friends and family, reading and writing. I absolutely have to be in nature, my favorite destination for nature rejuvenation is Yosemite National park, feel like God is surrounding and lifting me up.

I am a single mother who has a 1 yr grandson now and 2 teenagers still living at home. I work near full-time during the daytime mostly at a desk with little physical activity. at 44 still raising kids


I'm a 19 year old college student. I have a lot of stress in my life and am trying to find healthy ways to manage it.

I am a 28 year old female with to wonderfull children 5 and 3 and a wonderful husband... I would love to get back to eating healthy

I have struggled with emotional eating, restriction, and binge eating for a LONG time. I want to stop, but lack the support. I'm ready to lose weight healthfully and practice healthy eating habits!

I'm 39 and single. I lost about 50 pounds 2 years ago with the help of diet pills but I don't want to go that route again. I too just recently experienced a break up and gained weight.

55 years old, diabetic, dont eat right, out of shape 300 lbs

I am 43 years old. Two years ago, I had hit my goal of 122 pounds, but got back into my old eating habits, and have now gained a lot of weight back. I now find that I need help to try to get the weight off again.

I am 36 year old mother of two boys (11 and 14) and in a very happy relationship. I'm pretty sure that's why I went from 130 pounds to 165 pounds. It might also have to do with starting a desk job and becoming pretty sedentary in my life. I also quit smoking, which added on the last 15 pounds. So basically, I have all the excuses in the world as to why I gained weight. Now let's see if I have what it takes to lose it.

I am a 43 yo with a realy busy lifestyle. I work fulltime and also go out a lot with friends. I live in a small country town in Western Australia.

Grandma of four with two on the way. Love to scrapbook when I have time. Like to read.

47, married, mother of two teenagers, employed fulltime

My name is Mindy and I am a special education teacher at a high school. I have lost about 70 pounds in the past year and am working on about the last 20-25.I'm 38 years old and I am married with two great kids. I started at 222 lbs. when my doctor put me on medication for high blood sugar. I am currently at about 152.5. The blood sugar has resolved itself. My goal is to reach 130 lbs. But in addition to that, I am working at building some muscle and training for a half-marathon. I run a lot (about 25-30 miles per week) and also train using the Cross-Fit system. I have changed my eating habits and just try at all times to make wiser choices about what I eat, as well as include more protein in my diet. The weight loss has slowed down since I'm getting closer to my goal, which is why I'm here. I joined Peer Trainer so I can get some support to make it through these last pounds and to keep it off. I'd love to offer support to those who need it as well!

Stay home mom with two kids.

my name's anna. I feel like everyone around me is soooo very unhelpful in weight-loss to me! My mom needs to loose weight herself, but keeps telling me to NOT diet and to just eat a little of everything and no worry about it. she tells me that i look just fine. my sister, who is a 6 foot tall stick, also keeps saying "aa..dont worry about it" ..that SOO not fair! and all my friends are prety much skiny, and dont care about helping me lose weight. on the contrary, my best friend gets me up at like 3am and makes me go eat with her!! :O ..i need a support system. people who actualy CARE about loosing weight, someone to be accountable to.

Hello, I am 20 years old and I live in Los Angeles, California. I am a student and hoping to pursue in nursing. I've been gaining weight recently and it has lead to 15 pounds. I have never been my optimal weight or fitness level and I am hoping to finally feel confident and love who I AM! I decided that this has been enough and hopefully PT will motivate me better!

I am 20 and am a student. My biggest problem is that I love eating chocolates and cant resist temptation. My studies leave me no time for exercise.

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Hi my name is Paula I am 42yrs old. I went on holiday last year, and was shocked when i saw the pics, i looked enormouse.I started weight watchers at home, using 28 points a day, i ate very healthy. I also started the gym, attending most days, runing on the treadmill, and x trainer for 20 mins each.And then i did some circuit weights for 10 mins.I also have a very active job, where i am on the go,i think i would be bigger if not for my job I felt loads better in myself, and the weight came off, but the i just stuck at 1761bs. This disheartend me and i started snacking again, sticking to my points and the gym through the day, but then on an evening i would just scoff out in sight. It is like i cant stop myself. I have overcome herion addiction 8yrs ago, and that was hard, i stoped drinking alchol 5yrs ago, and that was hard.I also stopped smoking 2yrs ago, so im aware of what its like to break a habit. But this food thing seems to be getting out of hand,it seems like all the other addictions, like when your doing something you dont want to be doing but you do it.I reall hope this group can help. It was peer support that helped me with Drink/Drugs, so why not this.

I weighed 115 about 3 years ago and have gained 5 pounds every year since. I want to get it off!

I am a married stay at home mom. I have four children all together. Myt oldest is 16(my step son). I have an eleven year old from a previous relationship he is eleven, and my other eleven year old is my other step son. Last but not least is my daughter who just turned four. We have the "yours mine and ours" blended family thing going on. Im busy with kid stuff even though I am a stay at home mom. I am having trouble staying motivated for the past two years to stay healthy, and keep on track with workouts, and what I eat. This is the first time in my life that I am overweight. Not even after pregnancies did I have problems shedding the weight. I fell into the mom thing of letting myself go. Now I want to come back to the things I love. Im obsessive about clothing, and fitting into clothing I love is a big reason for wanting to stay in shape and healthy.

I am 29. I am currently in a long term subbing position. I love taking pictures and making short films of my friends. I spend most of my free time with my friends, and being jealous of their new baby son. I enjoy the outdoors and would like to get back into backpacking.


I'm a 23 year old Kiwi girl living in Saigon for a year. Struggling with not even being able to walk without almost getting hit by a motorbike. The food is amazing here too, need encouragement to work out! I've gone from 1-3 hours a day of exercise to 0.

I am 38, have been on and off diets all my adult life and have managed only once to get extremely close to my ideal weight goal (following weight watchers) many years ago only to re-gain the weight slowly in the following years. I have dual US-French citizenship and have been living in Berlin, Germany since 1991. I am a film editor. My starting weight is 60,2 kg and I would like to reach my goal of 51 kg this year, but also to develop lasting habits on the way that will help me stay slim for the rest of my life!

I am 22 years old and I am at my largest yet. I can not believe I have let myself get this large and I just can not stand it any more. I need to find something to be accountable for, My daughter. I can not be this large and still be givingh her my all.

I am 5'3 and 80-84kg (it fluctuates daily). I've been heavy since primary school. This year I am turning 25 and I just want to be slim once and for all before my 25th birthday. I am sick of not being able to wear clothes that I love and feeling inferior to people with better looking bodies. Also it's tiring to be this heavy all the time.

I love playing sports with friends and just having fun. Im younger than most on here but have a strong work ethic and am no stranger to the gym, i just fell off a little bit. I've been boxing for a while and kinda stopped. I got back into it and now its time to kick it up. I have a close friend who is a MMA trainer and its something he is pushing me to get into. I work out with him and by myself but just need a little motivation and i think i can also provide a lot of motivation for others struggling.

I'm 23 and looking to join the air force. I have almost always been at least slightly overweight and struggle with eating issues. I am an active person, but my food problems have been holding me back.

I currently weigh 169 pounds and my goal is to weigh 140 pounds.

I am on some medications that stops me from eating vitamin K. So I have a hard time making the right choices with food. I cant eat most veggie.

I'm 24 years old, about to graduate with my M.A. in English. I've been trying to lose weight for years and have never stayed on any plan for long enough to see results. This time is different somehow...I'm determined to make it happen.

I am 26 year old newlywed that is having a lot of trouble with staying focused on the weekends and when Im stressed or tired.. or sometimes bored :/

39, busy single mother of two amazing daughters,5&10. I WILL be fit by 40! Have managed 75+ pound losses several times before, know what to do, know I'm capable of doing it, just need to find the energy and motivation to begin "PROJECT ME"

Struggled with weight most of my life and I am trying to put a STOP to that now. NO MORE will I suffer and feel insecure. I want to wear all the new and trendy items.

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.

I'm 49 and I've been carrying this extra wieght for 20 years. Time to take charge - it certainly won't get any easier as I get older.

I am a 43 year old professional Mom. I have a full life that often causes stress but always gives me joy. I am what my kids jokingly call a seafatarian. I have a vegatarian and seafood diet.( No LANDROVERS!) I prefer organic foods and feel MUCH MUCH better when I stick to them. I am happy but unhealthy. I want to get beyond the bulge for a fuller life

I am 39 and will be turning the big 40 after Christmas. I am going to be going back to college. I started to in 2007 and in October me and my husband were in an atv accident. I ended up with 2 broken ribs and a flat spot on my one lung where it started to collapse.I ended up going back and finishing that semester then in February29,2008 I was on my way home from college and the weather was really bad. I ended up in a severe head-on collision. I ended up with some permanent irreversible brain damage and was taking seizures. A lot of the seizure medicine put a lot of weight on. Now I am going to be going back part time in the fall and full time in the spring and really want and need to get back into shape.

i am very cheeks are fat..

I am a truck driver and sit on my rear all day, when the weather is pretty I try to walk around the rest areas, I have started weights in the truck.

I am all new to this. The reason I joined is because I was getting ready to hop into the shower when I noticed that my lose abs were GONE. I wasn't rock solid, but I wasn't pudgy. I've always had trouble with my thighs but recently I started getting holes in old jeans I were wearing that were my normal size (1). I switched my 1s out for a pair of slightly baggy 5s and everything was okay again... but I started breaking out in my face, and that's when I noticed my Hudini abs. I stumbled across this site while Googling, how to get rid of thigh fat. Thank you Google :) I used to be underweight/average back two years ago. I'd run around, go to the park and walk to track, dance around, and I was energetic. Then I found out my granddad AND my mother had cancer and went into depression. My family has always been the emotion eaters. I never thought I was, but I guess I turned into one. I'm trying to stop that.

married to a vary inactive man. I have always been somewhat active but my problem was food addiction. no more!!! I am really learning to listen to my body and what it is that is bothering me. Not just eating...

I'm a 22 year old female, and I've been active my whole life but find it harder to maintain an active lifestyle as I get older. My goal is just to be surrounded by others who are looking for a healthy lifestyle so I don't lose my focus on the same. Getting to know others with differing motivations is something I am interested in as well.

I'm 25 years old and married. I'm currently in graduate school full time studying anesthesia. I work out 5-7 a week and eat healthy (for the most part) but the weight doesn't budge. I'm hoping that logging ALL of my food intake will help me to be more conscientious and will get the weight off!!

122 Pounds. I have put a stone on in the last few months and I would like to return to where my weight was, at the same time a bit of toning up would not go amiss.

I am 48 years old and have three grown children. I have 3 jobs and a very busy life.

Mom of 4 looking to get fit again

I am 33 years old with 3 daughters, 6, 4 and 1. For some reason, I thought that getting pregnant meant I could eat any and everything I wanted so I gained weight. Ugh! I want to lose the weight so I can play outside with my kids and not get tired and out of breath in 2 minutes!

30 year old female originally from Burlington NC. Currently living with my parents do to some unforeseen circumstances-trying to manage work, saving money, staying fit and my sanity! Back in the area for awhile and looking to meet other like minded people to play sports with, go for outings and have fun! :0)

Working mom of 4, with my youngest just turning 1. So, I've got some baby weight to get off, and can't use the whole it took 9 months to put it on, so it'll take 9 months to take it off excuse.

I am 34, and engaged to a wonderful man about to enlist in the US Army. Our blended has 4 children ages 4-13. Until my injury I was in fairly good shape and loved the gym (6 days/wk 2 hrs.) But while grappling I tore my MCL in my knee and have been down for many months. I am in physical therapy but I'm headed for surgery with a long recovery time. My body fat/BMI has been rising fast as I can not burn off anything via cardio.

I'm lonely. I need friends bad!!! I'm 35yrs. old and a female still living at home with parents because don't make enough to get out on my own. I have never been married nor do I have any kids. My only friends are my 3 sisters who are all married with kids. I'm going crazy living at home. Plus, my parents own their own cleaning buisness and since I still live here they make me clean with them evry Wed. and Fri. night. Going back to school soon to get a better job someday and get out of here but I go nowhere! I have nobody to do anything with so I'm home all the time except when I work with them. Don't have a boyfriend. Please, someone, any advice you can give me would be very much appreciated. I don't go to bars either. I'm a christian. Just want some girlfriends to hang out with and mabey one day I'll meet the man of my dreams but where can I go to meet people like me? Thanks, Peanuts

I am 25 years old and I have a bachelors degree in Psychology. I work between 45 and 50 hours a week at two jobs. I have a boyfriend who I have been with for 9 months. I love to travel and I love arts and crafts. Since July of 2009 I have gained 15-18 pounds.

I love to run and am trying the p90 x work outs but i need motivation

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.

I work for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Fox Valley as a volunteer coordinator. I am the proud Mom of a six year old! I love to read, travel and volunteer.

I got my degree in Elementary Education and am currently looking for a job that will hopefully jumpstart my life. Until that happens, I'm kind of stuck and limbo and have decided to focus my extra time on getting physically and emotionally healthy. I'm a bookworm and love working on art projects, so it can be hard to spark my interest in physical activties.

I'm 26. I'm engaged to a wonderful guy who loves me the way I am, but is very supportive of me wanting to lose weight.

Im a new mom and have gotten into bad eating habits post pregnancy. I am looking to learn how to cook healthier meals and find weight loss support. My life makes it difficult to eat conciously... its grab and go in this household. At this very moment Chef Boyardi, Pasta Sides, Frozen Pierogies and eggs consumes my kitchen. Hopefully this changes within the next few months

I am a teacher during the week and am working on my thesis on the weekends. I enjoy working out, but could benefit from varying my workouts.

Looking male workout partner for weight resistance training at any Golds Gyms in Raleigh NC. Fitness at my level is required.

I work full time, have a 3 year old son, and taking classes - working towards a nursing degree

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 am 50 and in January of this year weighed more than I ever have - 237. Travel a lot and have not been very disciplined when eating out. Started working out with video in Jan, then in February started going to the gym since my wife was not able to work out with me. I have been steadily loosing with no diet, just exercise.

I am a mother to three children,ages 11,8,and 6. I am also a full time student in college and struggle with life and occasional depression.

Hi i'm Gabbie! I just recently lost 68 lbs. and have completely stopped losing... I want to lose another 30-40 lbs by mid-summer. :-)

I am in my mid 30's. Unfortunately I ate my way through a very ugly custody dispute and gained 50 lbs. I have a desk job so I'm pretty sedentary from 8-5. I have (2) girls ages 9 and 10 at home so after I get home there is often a lot of running around and things that need to be done before I can focus on exercise.

Fitness certified although I do not work as a trainer. 1 year ago I was in the best shape ever, but hubby lost job, we lost home and moved to CA... over the course of 1 year I have put on 15 lbs from all sorts of lifestlye changes. I am very active but eat way too much.

I'll be 50 this year! Married with 3 wonderful children. I am an aide in the public school system and love working with children. I love to travel, been to Mexico, Africa, and Central Asia - hoping to go back to Africa within 2 years.

I'm a 31 single female who's tired of being tired and feeling unhealthy. I'm too young to feel like this!

I am very friendly, and i love to meet and chat with new people. I joined this site mainly because i wanna lose some weight as i see that i'm unfit and would like to change that before i turn 18.

I'm 17 and 145 lbs. I used to be in the 130s, but I was out of commission for a while due to a broken collarbone, and have since put on too much weight for my liking.

I am 55 yrs. old live in a very small town, am married, 2 grown children, and started dieting at 191 lbs.

30 Years old, mom of one boy, 6 years old with extremely busy lifestyle. Studying toward Bcom / working full time, trying to spend time with son and fiancé

56 grandmother of 2 boys and 1 girl. (2 are teenagers!) Love sewing, photography, embroidery and creating art. Love my comp for doing almost everything on it.

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