team details:

Team Name: 5-lb. Challenge
Members: 107
Location: xxxxx

Goals: To lose 5 lbs, then another 5 lbs and keep it off. To start exercising again.

Profile: Lose 5 lbs. First 5 lbs. Last 5 lbs. Whatever! Post your starting weight whenever you join. Monday weigh-ins thereafter. We will encourage each other to shoot for and reach that 5-lb. mark!

Last posted: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 1:56 AM

Other Info: I am a 58 year old mother of eleven and grandmother of nine. I am tired of taking off and putting back on the same 10 pounds over and over again. Right now I am 127 pounds. This summer I went on many road trips, and I kept myself awake by eating lots of chocolate. I just had my blood sugar tested and it is higher than it should be.

Members profiles:
I am a stay at home mom with 3. 6 and 15 year old children. I love spending time with my family, friends and neighbors (who are like family and friends) reading, teaching and learning. Our family is active in our church and community.

I am 38 years old with 2 kids, a dog and a boyfriend/partner of almost 10 yrs. I have a full time job and also attend college full time working on completing my bachelors degree.

I go to the gym very regularly, but I have a crazy weakness for sugar and carbs. When I try to cut out sugar, I find myself feeling really hungry all the time so I overeat and end up putting on weight anyway. It's so frustrating going to the gym frequently and yet feeling like there are no results!

I am a 32 year-old woman, single with no kids. 5'1" I spent many years weighing 137-143 pounds and in college spent a while around 150. 3 years ago in August 2008 I weighed 143. I slowly and steadily got down to my current weight 126 by June 2009. By December 2009 I was up to 134. By July 2010 I was back down to 126. Then by November 2010 I was down to 117. I don't think that was my ideal weight because I started skipping periods and it didn't regulate until after I was back up to around 122. Also, even by then my body % was only 14%. I know I am within my ideal healthy range but I would feel better at 121. I know that being so close to my ideal weight, I am going to have to focus!

I am 46 a RN and have moved with my husband to Mexico for 3 years. He has been transferred with his job. I quit my job at the hospital last year and moved to Guadalajara,Mexico. I had lost 30 lbs right before the move and have gained it all back plus some..I am looking for new friends and words of encouragement..

My name is Kelly Ann. I am a straight A full-time student at Trinity University, and a part-time clerk for the Department of Justice. I have been changing my lifestyle, and have kicked quite a few bad habits: - I no longer smoke - no longer eat high-carb salty/sugary foods -if I am hungry before bed, then I will only eat fruit/vegetables -I no longer drink soda (very rarely drink juice I've been working out, and learning to love my body and be happy as long as I'm healthy!

I am a busy woman who wants to find time to work on myself.

I am 37 with 3 kids- ages 13, 3 and 7 mos. Starting "official" program next week. I'm a lifer but have been off the program for a few years having babies. Sprained my ankle and have been using that as an excuse to not work out.

Hi, I'm glad that I found this website. I've read a lot of nice stories and it makes me even more motivated to reach my goal. First of all, I'm a 22 year old female and I'm a tennis professional/instructor. I've always been an active individual. I've always been extermemly fit and I've competed in tennis at a professional & collegiate level. After I I stopped competing at that high level and stopped doing my daily very intense workouts, I kept my normal diet. My diet was not bad, but I was consuming a lot of calories that I did not burn off. After half a year of not paying attention to my diet and exercise I gained 30lbs. It took a lot of discipline to competely alter my eating habits and incorporate some exercise into my schedule. I was successful in dropping all the weight within 3 months and kept it off until I got into a car accident. After I was in a car accident in April 2010, I've had the hardest time watching what I eat and I haven't been able to exercise much because of the pain. I went through 4 months of very limited physical therapy and treaments before I had a series of 3 steroid epidurals injected into my spine. I've also been taking pain managment medication occasionally when it is unbearable. I'm against taking these medications that become addictive and bring you down a slippery slope. I only take them when I absolutely cannot sleep, but I deal with the pain daily. With this being said, I've been down a lot about my self-image, not being able to exercise, and function normally. All of these negative thoughts, medications, and injuries have lead to my significant weight gain. It's been over 8 months since my accdident and I need to stop feeling down in the dumps about my situation. I have to grab the reigns on this and get back in shape. I may not be able to do that much exercise until I have my surgery, but I am going to control my diet.

Single mom (recently widowed) with 4 kids (ages 3,5,10,22). Gained weight in last year. I recentl joined a boot camp at the Y, started doing Yoga occaisionally, and I run. Unconcious eating due to stress and old coping has lead to weight gain. Joining this group is part of my well being plan to put my health as a priority in my life again. :-)

Current weight: 146 BMI: 28

I Gained Weight due to Medical Problems in the Past 15 Years. More Recently, I Injured My Back resulting in Surgery & a Leg Brace. In the Past Couple Months I put on 5 #s. Prior to that I had Kept off about 20 #s for at Least 5 Years. I Would Like to Lose about 40 #s as of Today. At the Age of Menopause.

I am 53, mother of two, grandmother of two. Own a restaurant and things can be stressful. Cardiologist wants me to drop 10 pounds, I'm shooting for more.

I have been married one year and it has not been the easiest of roads. I need to take time to focus on myself and being the best me.

I am a stay at home Mom of 11 children. 5 are still at home. I am also currently a relief society president, and am in the process of fixing up our home (a lot of work). So that if we should decide to sell, it is ready to go. I am really busy, but I feel I need to make this program a priority.

Closing in on 50 and very out of shape. Used to enjoy skiing, basketball, softball and more. Now running is too much on my joints.

I'm 30+ and is a positive and happy person. I enjoy sports and want to be more energetic. I believe that in order to have fitness for lifetime, I must work together with my body and mind instead of going against them. Therefore I choose to eat healthy food happily and to have fun in sport. Gradually I'll change my eating habits and my relationship with food. My first milestone will be going down to 140 pounds in this summer holiday. I know I can make it, it's not that difficult. My moto: I'm strong, I don't need that chocolate!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

be patient. "long lean slim strong".

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

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


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

I am married 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.

51 year old woman with a great husband and two terrific kids. I have taken such great care of them all the past 20 years. Not to sound selfish turn. I am a positive, happy person about everything in my life weight. (and my mirror!).

I had gastric bypass surgery on 2/17/09. My starting weight was 342 pounds. Currently I am at 179.2 pounds. I would like to get down to 165 pounds by eating a healthy and balanced diet and excercise. On June 11th I completed my first sprint triathlon. I am going to do two more this summer and am also training for a 1/2 marathon in September and a full marathon on 10/31.

I am 5'1' , married w/ two wonderful children. I have a 4 year old daughter and a 20 month old son. I work full time and try to make time to go to the gym 3-5 days a week.

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

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

I'm a 20 year old college junior struggling to balance eating right and working out with a full-time class and social schedule!

26 yrs female single. Current height 5.2' weight 69 kgs

i tried lots and lots of diets and workouts, and i do loose weight, but i just keep gaining it back again...i feel depresed ,despret snd sad...i think that my peertrainer program is my last hope .

I am 49, married, 5'6" and 130 pds. I am a former Fiqure Competitor (and Champion :-), competed for 4 years and my last show 5 years ago. I have been training at various levels for 33 years. The last few years I lost motivation in the gym, lost some mucsle, but did stick to my cardio.

Generally very fit; used to run marathons. Have done 8 but now coasting.

Born and raised in California, I moved from Santa Barbara to Minneapolis is the dead of winter. I have always struggled with my weight, but living on the beach was great motivation to run outside on a daily basis. I was also working in a restaurant (and moving constantly!) and biking everywhere for college. Right after college, I started working, and gained an initial 12 pounds. I worked with a personal trainer 2 days a week, and worked out at the gym 2-3 additional days, but couldn't seem to take the weight back off. Then I moved to Minnesota. In the middle of winter. With my junk-food loving boyfriend. I then gained 25-30 additional pounds! I began working a full 40-60 hour week, at a fairly stressful job. I decided in April that this was unacceptable, and I needed to change. I started Seattle Sutton, which delivers pre-made natural meals twice a week. Not only was it easier with my schedule, but I actually started losing weight! I lost 10 pounds in a month. Then came summer, which, with all the traveling and activities, made it hard to stay on the diet. I decided to try and watch my calories myself. I have been able to lose 8 pounds doing that, but plan on rejoining seattle sutton in November. In total, I have been able to keep off the 18 pounds... but I'm so close to 20, that it's killing me!

I'm 5'2". I am 'disabled' after my 2003 car accident. Constant pain in lower back, and currently dealing with plantar fascitis in my left arch/heel. Thus, exercise (even walking) is very painful for me.

Sixty-nine, married with grown children.

I'm a SAHM with 3 kiddos. My youngest is 3 months. I consider myself pretty athletic. I am very focused on getting a daily workout however the kid's schedules are tough to work with. I love to eat-- and enjoy sweets too much!

I am a 43 year old, stay at home mom. I am 9 months postpardom with twin boys. I also have two daughters ages 8 and 5. I enjoy running, cycling, and being active with my children. My husband and I are trying to figure out our new routine after doubling our family!

I am 39, mother of two great kids, 9 and 7 years old, and finally got my act together about 4 years ago to take off the "baby" weight (my youngest was 3 at the time) and lost 40 pounds. However, as time passed the weight started creeping back on and I gained 20 of it back. I worked very hard this year at eating right and exercising and re-lost 15 pounds, but the last 5 just don't want to budge, probably thanks in part to my love of BEER.

I'm 47 yoa, have 2 beautiful daughters both in college. Work a regular 50hr a week job and do Partylite Shows in the evening or on weekends. I have gained 47 pounds over the last 4 years. I hate the way I look and my husband isn't too happy about it either.

I'm a twenty something, aspiring motion graphic designer who loves LA (moving there next week!), TV (favorites include Glee, The Wire and Firefly) and romance. I love the arts in many forms whether it be television, music, fashion, movies, novels or interior design.

I am a 21 year old. I am a full-time nursing student (May 7, 2011 is my graduation day ), part-time intensive care unit secretary, a mother of a 2 year old boy, and a wife=) needless to say I am very busy at this point of my life!

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

I'm inspired by muscles and health and I am devoted to toning up and feeling better about myself than ever before. I would like to drop 40 lbs.

I finally got sick of not being completely happy with who I am. And now all that talk about losing weight beore, I guess I'm finally doing it. I gained over 70lbs about 4-5 years ago, and I'm finally ready emotionally to lose the weight. I can feel that this time, I'm really going to do it. That's part of the reason I joined this site. I realize now that trying to lose weight, is like trying to stop an addiction. You NEED a support system just like an alcoholic would. ***UPDATE*** So true....why did i leave?

I am a 34-year-old busy working mom of 2! I love to workout but it's often hard to find the time!

45 y/o 2 kids - 9 and 13 work and go to school Joined PT in 2007 and was very successful, but increased my work time and gained weight. Need to lose it again - for good!

41 year old mother of a 14 year old and a 6 month old! I have had weight issues my entire life. I lose it for a few years, gain it back over time, repeat.

Working in Poland. Need some kind of kick-start to get back exercising & eating less too. So Let's do it together!

33 years old. Married to wonderful and supportive husband who is 4 years younger. We have an adorable 5 year old son. I am the oldest in our circle of friends. We like tropical vacations - Cancun - and often spend time at the beach in the summer. Since our last Cancun trip (May 2008) I went from 110 to 128 (now). I refuse to buy new clothes and am down to one pair of jeans that barely fit, so I HAVE to do something. I'm 5'3 and a small frame, so my goal is at least back to 110. We go to Mexico in April - so that's my target date!

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

I am a female 17 year old high school student, very busy with studying and with extracurricular activities but still looking to fit in workouts. My family and my friends all have quite unhealthy eating habits, so I am constantly surrounded by tempting, detrimental food. Hopefully I can overcome this obstacle with the help of the support I will find here.

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

22 year old college student. Never really been "fit" but I really would like to be healthy. I love dogs so that is my motivation because dogs love to run and I want to run with them. I have about 30 some pounds to lose and 6 more miles to add to my current 1 mile that I can run without any walking.

I'm a busy political science professor, mother to a couple of great kids, and I just turned 40. I love reading, baking, movies, politics, and strolling in new towns and cities. I'm busier than I want to be and don't get enough sleep, but I'm working on both.

I am a mother of 2 boys. I have been recording in a food journal for the last 15 years. I exercise 2-3 times weekly with my husband. I would like to get back down to 135. My weight flucuates in a 135-150 weight band and I would like to be 135 and maintain at that weight.

37 yr old Mom of a 6 yr old daughter and happily married. I work full-time. Although my job demands multi-tasking, I am sitting in front of a computer most of my day. I tried WW for the first time in the summer of 2006 after relocating and starting a new job. I went from 152 lb to 124 lb within 4 months, so I know that way of eating worked for me. But in 2007/2008, the loss of both grandmothers, a grandfather and a great uncle over a matter of 8 months was quite difficult. I didn't eat bad or too much, I just slowly stopped monitoring my intake, and didn't really care. Exercise came to a screeching halt. In the fall of 2009, I took up running because I knew I needed to get things back on track...and I fell in love with it. I ran my first official 5k event in January 2010. Due to a set-back with an episode of acute nerve pain, I have had a handful of months of inactivity. Doing better since physical therapy and ready to get back on track. Once again I need to get my diet aligned and get back to running!!

I'm 45 and determined to do this. No more excuses. I'm married, no kids, and enjoy exercise. I just eat too much due to stress, procrastination, or other emotional reasons. This is my #1 goal and I'm going to make it happen. I've lost 4 lbs in the last 2 weeks and I'm on my way.

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

Weight history--life-long struggles--first in my mind, then in reality. In my teens, I thought I was fat at 135. I wasn't. I first really gained weight in college, up to about 165, which is where I hung during my 20s. Then in my 30s, I had a very stressful job and really packed on the pounds. My highest weight was 242 in 1998. In 1999, I got seriously ill and lost 95 pounds due to illness. After I recovered, weight slowly crept on. I've been back over 200 for most of the decade, pretty much cycling up and down between 212 and 202. The highest weight I've recorded in the past decade was 223 and the lowest 197. When I hit 223 in 2008, I joined Weight Watchers and shed 10 pounds. Then in 2010, after another weight spike, I started following ETL and lost another 10, and I hung out at about 202 with periodic spikes up to 210 or so that I usually reverse in fairly short order. But breaking down below 200 was a real challenge from about age 36 on. In August 2014, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and advised to go gluten-free. I did, and lost 8 pounds in one week and have been hanging out a few pounds under 200 ever since. Still a lot to lose, but this is the longest period in a decade that I've been consistently under 200, so that feels good.

I turn 64 next month and just retired. I was a paralegal for 15 years and that meant sitting at a desk most of the day. I have a large family and enjoy time with all of them.

I'm 24 years old, and I'm having a hard time balancing my love of food with my desire to be healthy. Starting weight: 177 Current weight: 171.4 Pounds lost: 5.6

22 years old this month. english teacher. runner.

I will be turning 60 in 2 years and want to feel like I am attractive and healthy in the last third of my life. I have a solid life partner. We've been together for almost 30 years but never got marries and two daughters -one is 25 and the other is 21. I am an educational researcher and I work mainly out of my home. I have a pretty busy life- recently started my own consulting business, involved with social justice activities, etc.. I hope this is the right to feel in control of my weight - - after a lifetime of yoyo dieting.

Trying to lose that pregnancy weight- my son is now 6 months old.

I'm a full-time college student, whose busy schedule and sleepless nights take a toll on her diet. I love adventures (especially outside!), writing poetry, and feeling alive. I'm all about mindfulness -- when listening, talking, reading, eating, sitting.

I am a young 30 something Black woman, no children, non-active but very social person. Over the past 6 years I've gained about 40lbs from living a relative sendentary lifestyle. I go to work, eat, sit all day, eat, go home, eat, sit then sleep. Weekends I drink socially and eat out frequently with friends. I was never really an active person. I didn't really have to be. I was always VERY skinny growing up. Started college at 107lbs an maintain at 113-117lbs throughout. I used to take pride in the fact that I could eat like a horse and never really gain any weight. Always had a high metabolism and never worked out. I didn't really start to gain weight until i entered the workforce, sitting at a desk all day everyday. So since I never had a habit of doing any real activities or working out, it's very hard for me to work this into my lifestyle. BUT I AM DETERMINED to do it!

I'm an active 30-something looking to have fun at losing weight. 7 years ago, I lost 90 lbs. and felt fantastic... and over the past 7 years I have gained 70 of it back, and I feel lethargic. I want to feel fantastic again. I love food, love to play sports, and love life, and I want to enjoy all properly :-)

I am 62, recently retired & find it hard to lose weight after menopause - sometimes impossible-= watch diet and exercise regularly

I am Registered Nurse and I teach Pediatrics in a 2 yr nursing program. I am the mother of an awesome 7 year old little boy. Almost a year ago I met the man of my dreams and he has inspired me to embarked upon this journey. In addition, to my desire to be around to see my baby boy grow up!

I am a very funny, 51 yr old, sun loving, bubbly gal who endures the harsh winters of Chicago. Burrr! I work long hours and commute 2 hours a day. Since I haven't won the lotto as yet, and am NOT living on the beaches in my mind, I find myself entertained with great friends and great FOOD. :) Just joined up with the Point of NO RETURN where we are going to kick it in gear and get svelt again!! Whoot!

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

I'm a young adult, and have a passion for nutrition.

I am hitting the BIG 50 this year and I would really like to improve my health and looks. I know I can do it. Just take it one day at a time. One pound at a tme.

36 years old. Married with two kids. I am a stay at home mom.

I am a 20 something living in Baltimore and working in the DC area (ie I spend way to much time commuting). I lost about 20lbs last year, and have another 15 to go this year to get to my goal. I was doing pretty good until the holidays, when I lept off the wagon, and I'm struggling to get back on track.

I'm an illustrator and graphic designer from Toronto, Canada. I live with my boyfriend who's very supportive..been in a 4 year relationship and still going strong.

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