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Team Name: LOSE 100 POUNDS
Members: 1538
Location: Schenectady, NY 12304



Goals: To lose 50 pounds and then another 50!!

Profile: Hey do you want or need to lose around 100 pounds? Lets share and motivate each other. This is a hard road to travel. Let's do this together.

Last posted: Friday, June 13, 2014, 11:39 PM

Other Info: I am 51 and need to lose 100 pounds. I have high blood pressure and am at risk for a heart attack and stroke - neither of which I want! I am looking for support and encouragement.

Members profiles:
41yo female - single - full time 911 operator/supervisor


I am 39 yrs old, married with 2 kids, 15 and 4. I am 100 pounds overweight.


I'm a 25 year old, engaged female in Kentucky with no human kids, but plenty of the furry variety to keep me busy! In Feb. of 06 I was diagnosed with Psuedotumor Cerebri, and was faced with an ultimatum. Lose the weight, or lose (what's left) of my vision. The decision was obvious.








Almost 23, yoyo dieter/exerciser. Need to look better in that horrible pink bridesmaid dress before june 24th!


I'm 20 years old, i'm vegan, i'm an animal rights activisit.








I am 26, single and very overweight. I need to lose a significant amount of weight in order to live a full life


I'm fourtysomething and involved with my church, book groups and my 4 year old grandson. I like read, think about physical activiies like bike riding, walking and swimming, just don't want to do it alone.


I am 40 something trying to lose the weight and keep it off


I'm a 21 year old teacher who once lost 65 lbs, and has gained all but 6 pounds of it back due to graduation and first-year-of-work stress. I want to get on track with being healthy again so I can live like a 21 year old instead of a 50 year old.





I am 24 years old and have been married since May 15th, 2004. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant since January 1, 2005. I work an office job 40 hours a week. I love to watch movies and play video games. I am a social butterfly, I love to hangout and throw lots of parties.


I'm a 26 busy profesional in Boston. Making time for a healthier lifestyle has been tough, but I'm determind to be more fit and live a long healthy life.





I am a 35 year old single mom of three, work a very full time job in a very high paced corporate enviorment, I love baseball...obviously the white sox (hence the name). I love to bike and walk. I love to swim and miss it so much. It is one thing I long to do again, and will soon. I am a huge music fan (never anywhere without my ipod). I enjoy movies, cooking shows, well tv as a whole.


I'm a 23-year-old teacher in Japan. I've been overweight since I was a kid, and it's really not helping in my current job - I teach at elementary schools and the kids always want to run around and play, and I'm out of breath in minutes. It really doesn't help to live in a country where the vast majority of people are thin, either, since I stick out like a sore thumb. I have plenty of free time but no motivation except for 6-year-olds telling me "Sensei is fat! You should go on a diet!" I've been raised since I was a kid to eat everything on my plate and then have seconds until the food is gone, and it's been really hard to break the habit.


I am 24,live in Munich,Germany and I'm a Student.I have been overweight for as long as i can remember,but for the last 7-8 months it went to the extreme. I hope to achieve my goal with your help,your comments and your advices.But mostly I hope to become friends with a lot of you.


37, 5'10", 350#, White Male, Married, 2 kids (9,7)


I'm 38, married with one toddling son. We live in the SF Bay Area. I own a stationery design studio and love what I do. I collect etiquette books and am a sucker for community fund raiser committees.


As of last week I can now say that I am "in my 30's". I've been married for 4 years- no kids, but wouldn't mind if that changed. For 40+ hours a week, I sit in front of a computer at my desk job and with I was doing something, anything else. I've always been considered overweight but I could deal with it- until now. I have been spiralling out of control for 9 years and it has to stop or my body just might explode.


I'm 24 and have been married for 2 years. I love watching movies and surfing the web. I have 100 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight. I have trouble staying motivated to exercise. I work 40 hrs a week in an office and am tired when I get home.


I'm 39, married with no kids. I sit in front of a computer all day and then go home and sit in front of the TV all night. I have recently joined a gym and it's been hit or miss whether I go. I truggle with emotional and stress eating. I want to find some way to stay motivated, stay on track with an eating plan, and make sure I get to the gym regularly.


60 year old male. Just retired. Former teacher. Work with computers and play bridge.











38 year old male. I went from being moderately overweight to being downright obese. I need to make changes before I completely screw up my health.











I'm 50+, diabetic, and have well over 100 lbs to lose. I work in a sedentary job and am struggling to get exercise and eat better with a mostly vegan diet.


39, live in the great northwest and have a great size to match. I used to think I was baudy and funny. Now I am fat and on a mission to change that.





I'm 26 years old, I have two great children. My son is six and a half and my daughter is almost three. I go to school full time and work part time when I can. I currently weigh 222 lbs (omg, how did that happen?!!?). I lost quite a bit of weight last summer following Jenny Craig, but it was too expensive to keep up, and slowly slowly the weight crept back on, and then some!!! My fat clothes don't even fit anymore. I refuse to buy new ones so if I want to be able to wear anything nice anytime soon I gotta loose at least a few lbs to start. I find that I really need someone to kick my butt and hold me accountable, and I am hoping I can get that kind of support here!











I am in my mid-20s and have 100 lbs to lose to meet my goal weight. I go to the gym and eat right sporadically.


I am 17 years old. I enjoy music,movies,going out. I love photography and I am a junior at my highschool.


Married, have 2 children 10 and 4. Work part time. Not alot of time to myself. Want something (diet) to finally work!!


I've made promises to myself and am determined to keep them. Back in school at 27 and the next thing on my list is losing 90 pounds. I've recently taken up cycling and realized that it's harder to skip a workout when you truly enjoy what you're doing. No more treadmills and sweaty gyms for me (weather permitting, heh)! I am on my way to enjoying life once again, and hope to find some positive people with similar goals to share this new outlook with! 256 no more!! I'm gonna kick (and get rid of) butt! ;)


I'm 31 and I just had a baby in September and have lots to lose. I was on WW prior to getting pregnant and had lost over 35 pounds. I rejoined late last year, but haven't been very motivated. I've been at the same place (going up and down a little bit) for 3 months now.





34 year old single female in the chicago area, work in public finance, avid swimmer, budding writer in my spare time, Nick Hornby fan, volleyball junkie.


33, single, student almost have that B.A. degree... I work as a comp technician and I'm tired of just sitting at the computer all day everyday and seeing myself slowly turning into Gardulla the Hutt. STATS: Weight: 09-26-06 --- 253.5 lbs. 11-14-06 --- 255.0 lbs. [ + 1.5 ] 02-01-07 --- 250.5 lbs. [ - 4.5 ] 03-01-07 ---


I'm 51, and just tired of being fat! I'm so tired all the time, and although the weight has never bothered me in the past, it is really affecting me the older I get. I thought of weight loss surgery, but I want to do this the right way. I want to be healthy.


There have been a series of events that have happened over the last 2 plus years. They have been financial, emotional and physical events that have left me drained and overwhelmed. Truthfully, that decription of what it's done doesn't even touch the surface. The physical results have been a 60 lbs. regain of weight from an 81 lb. loss. Chronic knee pain leading to my body being out of alignment structurally, leading to more pain. My ortho won't do anything about my knees until I lose weight. It's ironic because I can't stand, walk for more than 10 minutes and every step is painful. I'm at a loss. Not feeling sorry for myself so much, just had enough of everything and truly am just lost.


Business executive with only canine kids. I love to travel, garden, cook, and entertain.





I'm a twenty-three year old young lady from Ohio. Due to family, emotional, financial and other obstacles/hardships I've gained a lot of weight that I want to lose for personal reasons as well as for my health because I have a heart condition. I was born with my heart condition and had open-heart surgery when I was 14, but I would like to prevent any health problems arising due to my weight.





Mommy to 2 high energy beautiful boys and sick of being too fat to enjoy them properly.


Turning 50 in August of 06. Nearly had stroke last October. Doctor says I need to lose mucho weight, have only managed to drop about 10 lbs. since last Oct.


I feel like I'm addicted to food. I think about it so much. I wish I wasn't like that, wish instead I was "oh, how about that, I forgot to eat lunch" as opposed to "is it too early to start eating lunch yet?"





Young, single, mother of a 3 year old girl. Looking to lose weight I've been struggling with since high school. Full time student (nursing) graduating in October. Im going on a cruise in the bahamas as a graduation present to myself and I dont want to spend the whole time worrying about how I look.


I'm 25 years old. I've been overweight all my life, fluxuating a bit but not much. I'm a graduate student right now and will be for several more years. That gives me some flexibility in terms of hours to work and play, although it also means I'm always rather stressed out and there's always something more I should be reading or writing!





I am a college student and currently I am working 40+ hours a week for an oil company - sitting in front of a computer the whole time.


I'm 21 years old, just married, and sick of feeling like I'm an old woman. Before I met my husband, I sucessfully lost 25lbs in two months, and was looking and feeling great. Now have gained it all back, plus some.


I'm 30 years old, I work in front of a computer all day. I hate going to gyms (I'm shy). I have a bowflex at home that I used regularly for the first month... then of course, it's been collecting dust. I use to mountain bike every other day. I have the tools I need, I just feel so dang lazy every time I think about using them.





35 year old single mom of 2. Underwriter for Health/Life Insurance


I'm a musician who plays jazz. I like to read historical fiction and have two cats who could both stand to lose a little weight.


35 year old, single, no kids, living in the desert





I am a 30 year old teacher. I live a relatively busy lifestyle. I have always been an emotional eater. I also love to snack at night. I eat emotionally. While being a teacher is fun, it is stressful.


I'm a 21 year old software developer from Bend, Oregon. I am getting married on the 23 rd of June 2007(yeah!!!). I've pretty much been over 300 pounds since 2002, but I've never let it get to me until recently. I feel like an outsider, and I think that my weight causes me to be mad at my self all the time(Hence the non-smiling photo, which is very very common). I'm a laid back guy, I don't get stressed and like to have fun.





I am a 34-year old overweight and wonderful woman. I am 5' 10" tall and weight weigh 265-lbs (yikes!). I have a great husband and an adorable 16-month old baby boy. I put on a 70-lbs during my pregnancy...and never lost it. I need to make a change....today.





I am 19 years old. I live in southern califorina. Like every American growing up I ate alot of junk food and fast food. I still have my very rare hamberger form the clostest burger stand. About 3 years ago, my father had gotten a membership at Bally total fitness. When I started at Ballys, I weighed in between 250 and 260 at the age of 16. When I stoped going, I weighed in at 215. I had lost 35 to 45 pounds with in a 6 month period, and montained that weight, that flexuated between 210 and 220 for nearly 2 years. When I moved out to Idaho, and back out to California, all within the last year, I started gaining back the weight that I had lost when going to Bally's, and now Im back up to 250 once agen, but people still say I look like I weigh about 170 to 180.


I am a 39 year old married mom of 2 (9 and 5) and I work part-time as a freelance writer. I am very concerned about my health, though I have no known problems now. I ended up in the emergency room at Disneyland in 2004 after suffering chest pains, and was told it was stress and needed to calm down, but I know I also needed to lose weight. Just can't seem to get my act together, though I think of little else.


I'm a 36 y/o mother of 2; a daughter, 16, and a son, 13. I've been married to my best friend and soulmate for the past 10 years. My family is everything to me and I want to be healthy for them.


53 YEAR OLD FEMALE, MARRIED WITH ONE SON, HEART PROBLEMS, OVERWEIGHT





I'm 30-ish, and live in Indianapolis, I've recently joined a gym and am looking for other people to help maintain focus


I am a 51 year old father of one amazing son, who wants to see his grandchildren married. I made some successful changes in my eating habits, lost them, and am in the process of moving forward. Stats: Adult max weight 390 Max this cycle 345 At start of PT 313.5 Current 311








I am 26 and struggling with a binge eating disorder. I am currently about 70 pounds overweight. I lost 50 pounds in this last year from Sept. 05-Sep. 06 but have found myself falling back to old ways after a miscarriage.


I'm 27 - engaged and just finished law school. I have two adorable boxers and want to get back on track with my weight loss.


I am 32-year-old single mother of two pre-teens. I work in a very odd office enviroment and find that I am way too sensitive for the office politics. I have lost weight before and know I can do it but it took so much effort I am not sure I have it in me again.


I am a 33 year old, single female. I am hoping that this will be my last, SUCCESSFUL, attempt at losing weight. I am 5'4", and my goal weight is 140 lbs. I will have a "norma" BMI with that weight. At my heaviest I weighed around 250 or 260. I was able to bring my weight down to 200, but went back up to 220 in the last 6 months due to work-relates stress. Reminder, goal is 140 lbs, that is approximately 80 lbs off. I plan to take it 10 lbs at a time...


I am 25 years old and I am not in denial anymore. I think I am on the brink of adult onset diabetes if I don't make some changes fast


I am 53 years old and have a 30 year old daughter and a 12 year old granddaughter. I have been emotionally and physically un-well for almost 30 years. I am in very poor health due to being only 5"3' tall and 240 pounds. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, GERD, sleep apnea, low back pain, knee and foot pain, and suffer from severe depression. I take a lot of medication. I feel defeated.





28 year old schoolteacher, no children, looking to lose weight for health and aesthetic reasons.


I'm 5'7" and I need to lose ~100lbs I used to be a size six ages ago. I love to ski, dance, ice skate and swim. I am a competitive swimmer and just getting back into shape so I can compete again.





I'm 35 single, fairly laid back, but have recently become really serious about becoming healthier. I love music, traveling, books, hanging out with my friends, anything new and exciting.


Work at home editor, with a very sedentary job. Trying to learn to like exercise! :-)


Im 32, single and am living in Minneapolis. I'm a full time graduate student. I'm about 75 pounds overweight and about 5'10".


I am a married mother of two in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. I am a proposal manager for a government contractor. Those places - my marriage, my children and my job are all where I know my role and fill it. It's the role for myself that's been totally lost.


I'm a recent college grad looking to make huge changes in my life.....I seem to have everything in order except my weight.....I've been dealling with weight issues far too long and I do not want to look back and regret waiting so long to do something about it.....I'm here to seek encouragement as well as knowledge to help me alone the way.


I am a 23 year old female living in Louisville, KY. I work full time as an Instructional Assistant and was just accepted to Bellarmine University where I will be working on a Master's in Arts of Teaching. I am excited that I will be continuing my education and I think this is the perfect time for me to get fit and trim!


I crossed a milestone of turning 50 this year and realized I hadn't made my goal of weightloss. A lilttle weight gain each year has really added up. I am a grandma and I want to share and enjoy life with my beautiful granddaughters, and still be the woman my husband wants to retire on the beach with when we are old.





I'm a 35 year old nursing student. Recently married to a wonderful supportive and accepting man. I have been fat all my life. Every year I just keep getting bigger and bigger. I'm now at my heaviest weight ever. 228#. I'm only 4'11'' and I really just can't carry all this weight around anymore. I'm starting to develop health problems and I'm getting scared. I hope by joining a group where other people really understand where I'm coming from will help me and keep my on the right tract.


I am a 32 year old man who has let my body get waaaay out of shape. I am currently 260 lbs.


well i'm 21 from ny. I'm a [lifelong] vegetarian. I have hashimoto's thyroiditis which means my metabolism is super slow. I take synthroid and cytomel for that. I also suffer from depression, adhd and a metabolic disorder that I was born with. Yay. I recently was on the path to anorexia, consuming 900 calories or less a day, and during the last few weeks I've been off of that..but i feel like its important I start that up again, cause I lsot weight while doing that. I went from265-270 to 247 in about a month and a 1/2 or so. I despise transfat and high fructose corn syrup, that is a major reason I lost weight because I just stopped myself from consuming it. But over the past week or so i've been drinking a can or 2 of soda a day, probably cause I can't get my hands on iced tea mix [whcih has sugar, not HFCS], but that stops today. I don't want that crap polluting my body. I feel week and sluggish because of it. and i truly do hate it. I prefered keeping myself pure, and so pure I shall. hopefulyl i haven't hurt myself too much in the last 2 weeks or so.


I am 37 years old had my first child at 36 after being tole I would never have children. I have tried everydiet avaialbe to man and at my highest weight I weighed 585 lbs. I had a gastic bypass in 1999 and lost to 325 lbs. I am now back to 400. I want to live a healthy life for my daughter but I am addicted to fast food....I can't seem to stop binge eating.


I'm 43. I've been overweight most of my adult life. I really don't want health issues and I want to enjoy activities with my children. I want to fit nicely into a swim suit again and go swimming. I want to wear shorts. Can't remember when I had them on last.


18 years old, recent high school graduate, in the process of trying to decide where to go and what to do in life. I feel that taking more pride in my body will give me the confidence I need to kickstart my next chapter in life.


20 year old Male. Guess you could say I have been that "token fat guy" my entire life. I decided to finally take a step in the right direction and change the way my life is going.





I am 33 years old. I've been married for 3 years. No kids - yet (that is part of why I want to lose weight). I live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (in Canada) where I work three jobs within the local health region (ironic, isn't it).


I am in my mid thirties, single and I work as a pediatric nurse. I am starting my own craft and soap business.


I am a 47 year old woman living in Southern New Jersey. My blood pressure is too high and I need to do something before it is too late.


I'm 35 and a mother of two. 11 yrs and 1. Been married for 14 yrs. I have never been thin. But have always struggled to lose weight. Right now I an just not happy with myself.





30 yr old mother of two preteend who works two jobs and now needs to find time to put myself first and lost this weight!





I tipped the scales at 385 pounds in 2005. Due to multiple health problems, I was strongly encouraged by my physician to undergo a gastric bypass. Now it is 2006, and my weight is 281pounds. My multiple health problems are gone, but, I would like to lose an additional 151 pounds. I am 5'5". So, although I am able to be more active, I have hovered at this weight for some months now. I have always been rather sedentary. I am more active now than I was at 385. I live in a town with a population of 300. I am not working at this time. My best friend moved in with me 7 years ago with four children. Her half of the income is much more than my half, and by my assuming the daily responsibility of child rearing, we actually save a tremendous amount of money, even without my paycheck. I am a Registered Nurse, specializing in Hospice care. I do miss the interaction, but in reality, my job was more emotionally active than physically.


I am 28 years old and a wife and mother. I work full-time for a real estate company and will go back to school in January part-time. I am driven and determined - I love to stay busy. I am also quite crafty - I love to sew and knit, to name a few.


I am 44 years old, living in an empty nest with my diabetic husband and we are both overweight but I am MUCH FATTER than him and am SICK of it. I do not like the changes it has brought into my life. I was never fat in my life until I sailed past 35 and then all at once it seemed like all hell broke loose! I work on computer so am on my big ol' butt all day long and half the night too. (SIGH)


I am a 52 year old mother of two wonderful sons. Married 27 years. Some of those years have been very difficult. I "coped" by eating. Have gained 150 lbs in the last few years.





I am a 31 yr. old stay-at-home mom. I have 3 beautiful children. I have needed to lose the weight for a long time, but with my recent diagnosis of RA it has become very important to me to get as healthy as I can.


21 year old college student. I want to lose this weight by next July because thats when I'm getting married.


I am a mother of two teenage boys. I have been married for 19 years. I am currently a full time student. I am unemployed. I dont have time or energy to exercise. I cant seem to get motivated.


I am 5'3" and weigh around 230lbs. I have a wonderful 15 month old son. I gained most of my weight during my pregnancy. I am really ready to get back in shape, especially since I am planning to go see my family for Easter.


22 year old, recent college graduate, enjoys trying new things, excited about my future!


I am a 50 year old female with type 2 dibetes If I lost weight my blood sugars would be alot better





I am not satisfied with how I look and feel sometimes and I need to make this change before the end of next year.


33yr old male, been overweight a long time. I need to be healthy! And I have no problem asking for help...


36...single....no kids....2 big doggies....I live alone and I work hospital pharmacy.


I am 24 going on 25 and very overweight... I work in a 911 Dispatch center where I am tied to a desk, phone, radio for 8-10 hours a day...


I do heavy janitorial for 4 - 5 hrs. a day monday to sunday. All I have for heat is wood so the winter is spent splitting and stacking about 8 cord of firewood. And I have recently taken up snowshoeing, something I enjoy but haven't done for 15 years. And I do all the snow removal on the farm , by hand ,which is no small chore as we have a driveway big enough to park 8 - 10 vehicles as well as keeping all the paths cleared to the various outbuildings.This is why I do not follow a structured exercise program. LOL


I am 22 and just got engaged to the most wonderful man. I have always been big but have never really known what to do. I had the bypass in March of 04 and lost 95 pounds and have gained about 25-30 back. I hate myself so much. I was doing really good with my wait loss until I went off to college...then I began to go out and eat with friends and my boyfriend until I just started gaining again. I don't know what to do anymore. I don't want to be a skinny person...I just want to be healthy and not worry about everything anymore. I just finished college and am about to start my first job. I am an elementary teacher and will be teaching 14 first graders! I am so excited but being large makes it difficult to keep up with 14 six year olds! I am about 280 right now, possibly a little more. I don't even know if I have a paticular goal I want to reach other than just to feel good and be content with myself. I guess my goal would be able to go wedding dress shopping and not dread it. I so dread the thought of trying on dresses because I know how HUGE I am!! I just want to look like a normal 22 year old! I want to run and jump into my finaces arms and not worry about anything! I want to go to a store and buy clothes and not try them on at the store because I already know they will fit. Numbers aren't really important to me...but I know I want to be under 199!!! It has been years and I am very much so looking forward to that. I would just like some help....words on encouragement....ideas that might help or someone to get on to me when I eat something I know I shouldn't! I just want to be happy with myself and I honestly think with some help I can do it!


Love to travel...adjusting to new living and work environment, struggle with depression...determined I'm an emotional eater over the last few months. I've realized I've got to put my mental and physical health at the top of the list regardless to what is going on in my psycho work environment. Oh I'm in the process of trying to change careers after I finish my MBA.


just had a baby six months ago b4 baby weighed 150 during pregnancy weighed 248, now 210. gained over 80ibs while pregnant


I am almost 29. I have 2 children under 5. I want to get healthy for myself and for my kids





I am single been over weight almost all my life ..


I've been fighting a losing battle with my weight. The past 13 years have been tough, but I need to show my children that hard work...not giving up you can achieve your goals.


I am a 30 yr old married woman with one child. I have always struggled with my wieght, but I had managed to maintian a size 18 for years. It wasn't my ideal weight, but I was comfortable. Now, since the birth of my son, I have ballooned to a size 24/26. I have been trying to loose my pregnancy weight for the last four years. My problem is that I am a stay at home mom so I have access to food all day long and I take care of other peoples children during the day so exercising is difficult.








my name is shakera but everybody calls me karmen, i am 5ft. 10 and i weigh 243 pounds. it is very important for me to start a new beginning i need to lose the weight so that i can be more comfortable around my friends.


Im a 38 year old male based out of Toronto working as a professional in the Corporate world. Im 5ft 11 in. I desperate to lose weight. I weigh 284 lbs. I dont have a very active lifestyle, but am trying to spend time at the gym and control my eating habits.


I'm 45 yo working mom and have lost and gained the same 80 pounds twice before in the last 10 years. I can't manage to keep it off and now I am 100 lbs overweight. My weight is affecting my health (High BP, acid reflux, sleep apnea etc) and I want to get healthy for my 11 yo daughter.


My name is Gwen, and I'm a 17 girl, and I'm in the 11th grade in suburb California. My background is mostly Irish, Armenian, and Mexican. My passions are writing, reading, and drawing.


I've been overweight all my life.. well save for when I was like 5 hehe. Right now I weigh 275ish...I hate it. I want to get to about 125 which I know is going to take a long time but I have to try. Its affecting my health now >_<; I've never really had the support I would like.. I really need someone to push me, b/c I just don't have the determination and will power I would like... I could compete with someone if they like or whatever ^_^


I'm 26 married with 4 kids. I have Jordan -female 6 years old Morgan-female 5 years old and a set of twins that are 2. Jake-Male Logan-Female


30 year old, single female fresh out of grad school. I put on weight throughout grad school...lack of sleep and good nutrition (that snack at 4am to get me through etc) probably! I'm looking to get healthy, not just lose weight.





My name is Wendi. I live in Michigan. I have been married for 2 years. I was on WW last year and lost 40 pounds only to gain it back. On January 9th I started back on the WW program.


41, single female. Been overweight most of my life. Ready to finally take charge of my life & find the real me that has been hidden under all the weight.


I been overweight all my life, even while in the military i had to be taped to stayed in it, and after i left the Army and married things went got worse. The weight is holding me down, low confidence, can't get my dream job, dusty wardrobe, and most importantly its starting to affect my health. I will loose 100 pounds and you are my witness.


Jan. 21, 2007--Hi, I'm Ellen and I weigh 289 pounds. My highest weight ever was 312 pounds---I've maintained the 23 pounds I lost for over a year. I know that I will be able to loose between 100--120 pounds (not sure of my goal--I'm 5'10" with a large bone frame). I plan to start with exercising daily; specifically, I plan to walk 15--30 minutes and use my stairs for 15 minutes 4 to 5 times a week. As far as food, I plan to do one week on the cabbage soup diet and then look to making healthy food choices. I'm excited about this group. I'm a mother of 3 grown children, grandmother of 4 of the best grandchildren in the world, and a Special Education Teacher--a job that I enjoy. Also, I am a Spirit filled woman who believes that, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


I am married, and have 2 dogs and one son who is married. I enjoy doing artwork and being creative though..... ..feeling bad from weight gain makes me not so creative. I love happy colors and sunshine and breezy-cool days. My family means most to me in life. I have had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and over a period of 3 years I fought to survive it and that's been 5 years ago (my husband was diag nosed with Colon cancer at the end of my 3 year battle and he fought to survive and that's been 5 years, also). I have lost alot of my family members and several pet dogs whom I loved as my family members... all in the years after making it through my own illness. I have to say that losing my mother, my brother, my aunt, my 2 cousins that were like brother and sister, and my dad and my grandmother, and several friends.... then my husband was in a tractor trailer wreck where young girls hydroplaned hitting his truck making it go out of control.... he survived that..... and 3 months a woman talking on a cellphone ran a stop sign pulled out in front of him.. he survived that................ all have contributed to weight gain from being depressed. Being depressed was because of really being afraid that I was going to lose some one else that I loved..... I think alot of weight gain came from emotional/comfort eating. I am ready once again to lose weight and just be positive.. I have yo-yoed so much!


I'm a 32 year old wife and mother of 3 great little girls. I'm a girl scout troop leader and I work full time. I have never been tiny but when your 300+ lbs a size 11 is tiny. lol. I have decided that I am going to lose my weight not just for me but for my children and my health. This fact has been there for a long time but to see the fear in my husbands eye's when he realized I quit breathing when I was asleep made it a fact as to how dangerous my weight has become. I want to live and lossing the weight is the only way. So let's do this together !!!!!!! I need all the help I can get !!!!!!!!!!


Im 18, vegetarian, and 275 pounds.. I want to be around 140.. I have alreaedy lost 19 pounds.. I would love to get some positive motivation/feedback would be great. Im in love with a soldier who is going to S. korea for up to 2 years.. hopefully when he comes back I will be close to my goal weight.


I am currenlty in college. I hope to be a social worker in the future. I live in New England. I am restless a lot, so I enjoy change!


41 Male, Software Developer. (Sit on butt all day) Married 17yrs with 2 Kids. One is 3 years from moving out and the other is 9 years from moving out. In other words 16 and 9. I have a 90 year old house that I am renovating on the weekends.


Can't believe I let so many pounds(100ish) sneak back on after the big loss in 2000 (70). I've done it before, it's time to do it again! I'm 40-something, married and mother of 4 teenagers.





I'm a 24 year old teacher and very emotional eater. My mother almost died last summer and I spent two straight months in the hospital with her. She is still very sick and having to deal with that sent me on a wild emotional rolloercoaster. I have gain over 60 pounds since this summer and I have got to get control of my life back.


I am 32, living in Kansas City with my boyfriend who is attending law school. I attend college part time studying computer science. I weigh almost twice what is healthy for my height and I need to make lots of changes to my lifestyle if I'm going to relieve the physical and emotional pain that this weight is causing me. My biggest problem is consistency. I begin over and over but piddle out in a short time and give up.


I'm a 46 year old divorced mother of two (and a grandma to one - Yay!!!!!!) I have a wonderful family, fantastic friends, and a career that I enjoy. The "weight" issue has been one that I've struggled with my entire life and I'm tired of the struggle. I want to deal with it now; once and for all.








I have been big my whole life but have just recently started feeling the toll it is taking on my body.


I have a strong faith in God and am the proud mom to a bichon mix named Luigi. I am very overweight but I don't let it stop me from living vivaciuosly. I need some support because the fact that I am "Fluffy" is fine with Luigi but not fine with me. I am tired of adjusting my life to this extra weight. I HAVE TO DO IT this time.





I'm 21, attending community college and I will transfer to a university in fall 07. I've been big all my life and it is time for me to make some changes and take the step to shed the pounds off and stay healthy!!!


I'm a 32 year old stay at home mom. I have been married for 9 years. Before I got married, I weighed 150 pounds. I have an 18 month old son. My pre-pregnancy weight was 210. I now weigh almost 260. I need to do something now. I get tired too easily playing with and taking care of my son. My goal is to lose atleast 100 pounds. I can't afford a gym membership, and I lack the will power to change my ways on my own.


I'm seventeen and have been "the fat kid" pretty much my whole life. I've never been proud of that title, but I've also never had the strength or motivation to change it. Fashion is something I'm really into, but it's hard to find cute clothes - or even feel attractive in the cute clothes I do find - in the plus sizes.


I am a SAHM , I am 38. I am married to my best friend a very wonderful man for 15 years. we have 3 children together and he came with a pre family of 4. As a result I am a grand momma and I enjoy spending time with my granddaughter and grandson. I was not an overweight child, but at the age of 12 I weighed in at 126 and gained 10lbs every year basically till age 29. I gained the xtra 40lbs and a baby and never lost the xtra weight and have been this weight since then give or take. I am not a dieter, I am not into fads and the latest and greatest new diet out. I WILL however be trying ALLI along with my new weight loss goals.


I'm 19 going to be 20 real soon. I've always been overweight but have always been very active up until recently. I've gained over 50 lbs in the past 2 years


28, had a intimate wedding in Dec 06.Student, in the logistics industry.No children, just trying to focus on getting myself together. Like to read, write,shop,myspace,exotic music, jewelry,and talking to people.Want to be more active physically.Like to tell people motivating words. Love all kinds of music and meeting new people in all diff. communication facets





I have been out of college for almost three years. I am a graphic designer in Missouri, so I sit at a desk all day. I am engaged, and hope to get married within the next two years, so more motivation than just my brothers wedding. Every two years I fluctuate between 30-60 pounds lost and gained. It is so frustrating! I have to train myself that to keep off my weight, I have to eat healthy for the rest of my life.


My name is Jenny. I'm 48 and, as of this morning, weigh 255.2 pounds. I want to lose weight and get healthy so that I can spend many moreyears with my husband.


36 years old, married, two cats, no kids. Frustrated with a lot of things at the moment, and have deiced on tackling two things I should have some control over: me and my weight.





My names is Jenny, married with 2 grown sons. Husband was diagnosed with diabetes this week. Reality check for both of us. He needs to GAIN weight while I need to lose weight. After thyroidectomy several years ago the pounds kept adding up. I need to stick with a plan to keep us both healthy.





32 year old office worker. I love to travel, would LOVE to look good in a swimsuit on the beach in Mexico. Also enjoy reading, crocheting and scrapbooking. Right now I'm working a second job several evenings a week to get myself back on my feet, or at least stop myself from teetering on the brink of financial ruin.


I recently turned 29 .. I have seriously considered gastric bypass.. and backed out 2 times. I think it might be too drastic. I'm a determined, strong willed person and i see no reason why i can't do this . I work full time 8-5. and part time in a successful tattoo studio.. I'm pressed for time .. and spend 80 % of my time near a computer.








My home is in the red hills of Mississippi. I live in fairly rural location with trails right out my front door. This is heaven to me since I would rather be outside than sitting at my desk working. Being self-employed, I can stagger my schedule to get exercise all day long. This has been the biggest catalyst in my fitness endeavor. Other than work and exercise, I have a wonderful partner that also enjoys the outdoors.


I'm a 26 year old professional. i work sitting down at a desk for about 18 hours a day. I have a problem with authority and I'm rejecting having to watch what I eat right now. Dunno why though...








34 MOTHER OF THREE TEENS AND MARRIED TO MR. TERRIFIC . FULL TIME STYLIST NOT WORKING KNOW JUST RELOCATED TO FLORIDA..I


I am a 34 y/o married mom of 1 9y/o son. I work as a nurse in a very busy unit of a community hospital. I have been very unhappy with my weight for a number of years. At my heaviest I weighed 283 lbs. I lost 100lbs and then 2 months later got pregnant with my son. I have been puttting weight on ever since. Now I find myself just tired all the time and little energy to do everyday things. On my days off I hate to admit it but I spend most of the day sleeping. I want my son to be proud of me and I want to have the energy to play with him. My son has recently started to get embarressed that I am the ugly "f" word.


Im 33 years old, 200+, and female.


I am a pastor's wife and mother of three. I have struggled with weight my whole life and done many diets that have failed. I finally came to a crossroads ( I turn 40 next year! ) of deciding to get my body in shape so I can live healthily another 40 or 50 years.


Live in Southern California, San Gabriel Valley. 54 years old, 5'10", married 23 yrs, Lutheran, travel consultant, mother lives with us in seperate mother-in-law unit. Never gave birth but have two step daughters and two neices. My only sibling, my sister died 10 years ago from breast cancer. Need to lose the wieght to be around for all my grandchildren. Especiially the two from my oldest neice who is like my own daughter.








I'm a 25 yrs old. I'm a banker and a student. I use to be in shape 4 years ago, but my hectic schedule and bad eating habits earned me the 255 in the scale. This logging thing is new to me, and I'm hopping this website and my peers will be the motivation that I've been looking for.








IM A 19 YR OLD FEMALE WHO IS HAPPY WITH HOW I LOOK BY I WANT TO BE HEALTHIER.


I'm 57, married for 34years. I love riding on the back of our Harley with the hubby. I have stepson 39 and daughter 33. I also have a granddaughter, born in 2006. I retired from Social Services. I've struggled with my weight for all my life.


Extreme computer geek, web developer and programmer. Total hermit, love my solitude and my dogs, but hoping to become less than I am by shedding long packed on pounds.


Completely sedentary desk worker who dislikes exercise and loves food.


I am 37. I am married with five children whose ages range from college to preschool.


I am a 23 year old registered nurse. I currently work on the adult and the Child/adolescent Psych units for a small town hospital in Western Pa. My life tends to be emotionally charged and extremely stressfull making it easy for me to binge eat.


In the past 3 months I have lost 2 dress sizes when I wasn't really trying to lose weight but I want to lose weight and be healthy.


I'm 38 years old, married with kids - I'm the only female in my household right now so it's frustrating sometimes when it comes to making food choices. I work for local government. I'm pretty shy most of the time because of my weight, I think, but would like to be more confident about my body so that I wouldn't feel so self-conscious.


Im a 5 11 330 lbs I was in the army Ive been married for 18 yrs and have a daughter and a son.


Looking to lose weight, get fit, and have fun.


I'm 18 about to graduate.


I am 34, married with 1 child. I work full time and find it hard to make time for me.





I am 25 years old, living in Milford, Ohio with my boyfriend of 2 years. I love to hang out with my family and friends.


Iam a 38 year old new mother who is really trying to lose weight, Iam a part-time OR Nurse who is very active at work, but..at night I catch myself eating my daughters dinner left overs as well as my own "porton controled" dinner...I hate to waste food...so Iam trying hard to lose at least 80lbs. HELP>


I am a 21 year old student, single with no kids. I am an emotional eater and I want to stop doing that. I lost a lot of weight but due to a very rough year in 06 I have gained in all back and then some. I want to be thin and healthy.


All my friends call me Sunshine. I'm seventeen years old, living in the state of Washington. I was diganosed with Type 2 diabetes when I was 11/12 years old and I would love it more than anything to it in remission.





College student who spends most of her time reading and writing. Not active just yet, and can't run for long periods of time... even though I really want to.


I'm 27 and live in Northern Virginia/Metro DC area. I'm married, have 2 cats, and work for a non-profit association. In my spare time, I knit, sew, collect Blythe dolls, and play video games with the hubby. :)








36, successful, and in love


I am 18 , 5'7, and disgustingly overweight...I used to be very atheletic , I ran atleast 6+ miles each day for the past 3 years and worked out. I love the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, etc But for this year, Ive become extremeley lazy and do not run at all or work out. Ive gained atleast 15 pounds or more and I cant bare to look at my body anymore. I do yoga now, and watch what I eat, all organic, but its not working. I have job at a summer camp, and I will die if I let all of my friends see me like this. I am also going to Israel next year and want to be healthy for it. Please encourage me!


My husband and I recently had our first child who is now 14 mos. Before I got pregnant I weighed 165lbs. I gained 60lbs during my pregancy. I would love to take off a 100lbs.


I'm 29 married for 8yrs,just relocated to the state of MD. Mother to a wonderful 5yr old boy. Full-time student. I was always thin before my son after the birth of my son I gain 60lbs. lost 20 and then gained 35 so I been up and down for the past 5yrs.





I am a 21 year old recent (as of yesterday) graduate of art school. I am a freelance interior designer and I love to cook (which is why I think I got chubby pretty quick... Carbonara is not exactly diet food). I am really interested in still being able to eat and cook for me and my fiance and friends while still making food that tastes good and is good for you. I also love bulldogs :)


I am 32 year old stay at home mother of two. I have a four year old daughter and a 18 month old son. I have a husband who is very supportive and loving. I have been on almost every diet in the world. Right now I am working the weight watchers diet (again). I use to be a serious athlete and miss that period of my life. I am completely an emotional eater. I am able to put together a few good weeks and then I relapse for months at a time. I am at my highest weight yet and need to do something before it really effects my health. I want to be the best I can be for both my husband and my family. I know he loves me for me, but I want to strive to be more in control of my life. I also would like to become pregnant with our third child but I want to be at a reasonable weight in order to have a healthy pregnancy.


I am 54 years old, 5'11" and after almost reaching goal have gained 30 pounds. Became an "empty nester" in October 06. I have been married for 34 years to a very wonderful and supportive man. He is my best friend and makes me laugh daily! We have 3 adult children (2 boys 1 girl) , 2 are in good marriages and our oldest is happy to be out of his marriage and shares custody of his 10 year old son with his ex.. They did give me the most wonderful grandson, he is one of the main reasons for getting and staying healthy. I want to be around when he grows up and has children, I have 9 grandchildren with grandchildren 8&9 born on December 10th (twins!) I work from home and also am a caregiver to my elderly mom.I became a health coach with Take Shape for Life using Medifast products and love love love helping others get to a healthy weight!! I love to travel, and we travel quite often. I have 2 bulging disc's which explains the back pain I have been in for the last 18 months, hoping with physical exercise and losing the weight I can get my back stronger and pain free!!


I'm a 46 year old mom of 3 girls, married 26 years in June 2009. I work from home, I am an artist. I paint on anything and everything. I love antiquing and painting on vintage pieces, giving them new life. We live in the country on a fairly large piece of property and have horses. I've been overweight pretty much my whole life and at different times have lost large amounts of weight, but never go on and get those last 40 lbs off. I plan on getting it off this year!


I'm in my senior year in college and will graduate next December total of 4 1/2 yrs. I have struggled with weight my whole life, but since going to college and no longer involved in three different sports I've gained probably 40-50 lbs in the last two years. Two summers ago I lost 25 pounds and I've gained all but 5 back. I would like to figure out a healthier lifestyle that works for me and stick to it. Part of my problem over the past year has been battling nagging foot pain that makes physical activity very painful.


Im almost 28 years old and I am the biggest I have even been. I had twin boys 17m ago and I need to lose over 100lbs





I am a 37 yo mother of 2, boy, 6 and girl, 2. Also, married and in the first year of a Master's PA Program, also working pt. Joined LA Weight Loss after ballooning to 237 and horrified, so started, lost a mere 12 pounds before I became disillusioned and have since gained back 4 lbs and continue to "fool" myself into thinking that I am still watching portions. Still going to weigh in, just because...have begun to focus on exercising again, FitLite mainly because I do not have much time and it feels like a great workout in a short amount of time. Anyway I need something to be different, I do not like how I feel at this weight, my joints hurt and it brings my confidence down.


I am a single mom of 3 and I have been overweight my entire life (well, from about age 12 on anyway). I currently need to lose over 100 lbs.





I'm 27 years old. I weight 280...or so. I'm 5 foot 5. I work full time. I attend college part time. I'm engaged. I'm in counseling/anger management. I'm considering joining Weight Watchers. I fear being judged and/or losing inspiration/motivation.


It's funny how when I was 10 pounds overweight (centuries ago), I would go to the gym everyday...now I'm 200 pounds overweight and I can't even get on my treadmill.....I have no motivation.....But I'm still young, a single mother and I still love life and would like to live it for a long time.....








I am 38 years old, have 2 children and have been married for almost 18 years!


I'm a 35 year single woman who has been overweight since the age of 10 years old. I've tried everything to lose weight from liquid diets to pills. I did lose about 37 lbs. a couple of years ago, hit a plateau and started eating unhealthy again and gained it back and more. And I did it the healthy way, but got overzealous thinking I can eat in moderation and more.


I am 21, I will be turning 22 in July 2007. I live in Nashvill, TN. I have always been a big girl, never in my life do I ever remember being a size that I liked. I am an extremely busy person being a full time worker and a full time student. Eventhough it is summer I am still obligated to go to school. I think that with the hurry, hurry, rush, rush, lifestyle that I presently have and the ups and downs that come with, weight has came easy. Not watching what I eat has taken a negative toll on my life. My self esteem has dropped, hell I don't even want to go out anymore. That's how I know that it is time to change.


I am a 23 year old recent graduate. I work as an ECE now but I am waiting to hear from teacher's college in New Zealand. I really want to start this weight loss so if I get the chance to go I will feel comfortable with the way I look. I read about peer trainer in this week's issue of People. I think that it might be what I am looking for to succeed. I have taken this summer off from work and I plan to devote this time to getting in to better shape.


I'm 25 year old newly wed, the 30 pounds I lost for my wedding last august have come back on and then some. I used to be athletic and I think (I know) I let excuses and depression get the best of me over the years. I'm a photojournalist (www.photobymandi.com) and pyschologist (jack of all trades, master of none). However, I am a master over-eater.





I am 42 years old and a professional entertainer/singer. I also own a large entertainment/event production company. My job is stressful and very time consuming, and somewhere over the last 8 years, while building the company, I LOST myself. I have the most amazing husband of 10 years, who loves me no matter what. And with all of the fad diets I tried, his advice was Diet and Exercise and for the first time, I am listening to him and trying it. No more pills, no more diets. Time to follow something that is REAL and I think I have finally found it. Only time will tell. Currently starting Michael Thurmond's (fitness guru from EXTREME MAKEOVER) 6 week make-over. It is a PERSONALIZED program for both diet and fitness. I just received my package and I must say I am very impressed so far. I invite any others to visit http://www.mybodymakeover.com/ and share in the transformation.


I am a 45 years old and married with grown step children. I have a very stressfull, very time consuming job. I never seem to find the time to eat right or exercise.


I recently got married.I have one child that is 15. I have been overweight all of my childhood.When my parents divorced I moved in with my dad and his wife. I then lost a lot of weight. Still had issues with food. I then got pregant and packed on 90 pounds. I got some of it off but not enough. Ive been struggling with it for the past 15 years. Idont know what to do. Losing weight is a hard hard job, at least it is for me. I read about this site in the people mag. hoping it would help me.


I am an actor-producer who also writes and creates humanitarian media campaigns.


43 yrs old. Married 11 years. No children. More than 100 lbs overweight for half my life


I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful daughters. I have always been a little overweight but never as bad as I got after I had kids. I started on my healthier lifestyle path in March of 06. I started eating alot better and walking. Slowly I started doing the Denise Austin Fit and Lite workouts. Through her workout, tips and guidence and my daily walks I was able to lose 50 pounds. I had some problems with ovarian cysts and ended up having surgery in November. I got completely off track after that. I just stopped all working out and wasn't eating that great either. I didn't get my second wind until the end of March 07. I'm back to working out more than ever and eating much better than I ever have. With my renewed faith in myself and my families complete support I hope to drop another 50 pounds this year.


I'm an office manager and I sit in front of a computer all day long, which helped to get he to this size. Married for 12 years 2 grown kids and 3 grandkids.


I am 67 yrs. old a former light weight and marathon runner. I gained weight in the last 12 years. (female)


I am a 41 year old mother of 3. I gained about 70lbs in last 10 years . I am ready to loose the weight to be healthier and to have more energy for my 6 year old.


I am 47 year old single mom of a beautiful 17 year old. I am an insurance professional. I want to lose weight. I'm tired of this extra weight I have been carrying around for years. I heard about this program on Good Morning America and thought I would give it a try.


Just turned 30 year old SAHM of two small boys Married to a very busy high school administrator Frustrated with my weight and Lacking ENERGY


I am 22 years old and have let myself go as far as weight. I work in Hollywood and it bugs me that I can't go shopping at just any store.


I'm a 20 year old female in desperate need to lose weight.. I weigh 275 pounds and am 5"10.. I moved to america in febuary from new zealand to be a nanny for a family here in virginia. I have gotten to the point where i dont want to look like this anymore.. my problem has always been that i eat too much of everything and eating at the wrong time.. (late at night)


I'm 39, I'm married, and have two sons, ages 17 and 6. I'm a stay at home mom. I am going to school online for architectural drafting. My husband is in Iraq right now. He's been gone for 20 months up to this point. He'll be coming home in July.


Hi i'm Jenn. I am really working towards loosing weight and eating healthy. My boyfriend Dave and I want to get married in about 1 year and plan on starting a family. Before I do that, i want to loose about 100 lbs and learn how to eat healthy. I also want exercise to be a part of my life.


I'm a huge New York Yankees fan and sadly I like FOOD!


I am 32 and a mom of 2 great kids. I have been chunky since about puberty. I was always active in my teenage years but was still chubby. I have bounced up and down since them but after my second child I am now over 270 lbs. I want to get healthy for myself and also so that I am a good example for my kids.


34, divorced, no kids...just the furry kid in the pic above. Just starting back up with PT, had great success in '07 with this method of support. Unfortunately due to the stresses of remodeling/selling a house I relapsed and gained many pounds back. I feel semi-motivated now, just think PT may be the extra push I need to stay on course.


26 yo...ready to make some positive changes in my self image





I am a 36 year old artist. I have no children, just a loving husband who is supportive of me no matter what. As he likes to say..."She has an hourglass figure with an extra 15 minutes, and I love every second of her." But as sweet as that is, I know for my health and own personal happiness, I need to lose this weight and regain control over my eating! The weight gain started about 12 years ago, when my parents divorced. Lots of issues with my dad lead to a severe depression which lasted for several years. Fortunately, I surfaced from that dark time quite awhile ago... however I still have a 100 pound souvenier left over from it! I also LOVE to cook, and while I don't eat a lot... what I do eat is high calorie and high fat. I adore chocolate, and make killer fudge, which is often requested by people I know for gifts, parties, etc. So it makes it very hard not to indulge!! I have a severe allergy to MSG, aspartame, nitrates and nitrites. I also have fibromyalgia... although with exercise and eating right, the symptoms are kept to a dull roar. Since I am an artist, I spent the majority of my time in my studio... sitting and working on art. Listening to music. And doing a good deal of emotional eating. This is a cycle I am ready to break! My husband and I joined a gym in 2005, and I lost over 20 pounds in time to go on a three week trip to England. However, with a hectic schedule upon returning home, we let the membership lapse, and the weight returned. I'm ready to join the gym again, and in conjunction with a sensible way of eating... lose this weight for good!


I'm 28 and a new father. I grew up being active and want to be able to share that same lifestyle and ethic of "play" with my son. I'm currently 100+ pounds overweight.


I'm 20 years old and have been over weight my entire life. I'm looking to lose between 80-100 lbs. I am finally ready to make this change in my life.


I'm 35 years old and have always struggled with my weight. My lowest weight was in 1993, I weight 170lbs, since that time I've just kept putting weight on and on.


I'm 27 years old and have been overweight since I came out of my mother's womb.In January 2006 I hit my all time highest and decided to exercise on a daily basis instead of a monthly basis. I lost 50 lbs going into the holidays and gained 7 back. I haven't lost any weight in the last 6 months and have lost some motivation. I have over 100 lbs more to loose and at times it seems hopeless, but with the right motivation and mind set I know I can reach my goals and change my life.


I have been overweight for a long time. I am a very active and outgoing person. I have not really tried any diets until now. I just thought ok so I am meant to be a fat girl. But deep down inside I told myself no you are not. So I started dieting and so far so good I have lost 10 lbs and am looking forward to reaching all of my goals


Im 25 yrs old. 5" and weight 200 lbs. I started gaining weight when I was in 7th grade. I was eating alot of fast food: burgers, pizza etc. Now I really want to lose all the weight i've gain, I know that if i never start I will never accomplish it. Of course I have in the past been on diets and even excersise to be able to lose the pounds but everything would be an excuse for me to stop. so therefore I would never reach my goal. But I am tired of quiting and I want to succeed.





I am 41 years old. I have been married for almost 5 years and I have a 3 year old son. I have issues with my weight all of my life. I was happy with my weight before getting pregnant- I hope to get there again soon.


I am a single 31yr old and I work at a desk job all day. I love to scrapbook, but rarely have the time. I do well on diets for awhile, but then it gets boring or dull and I tend to lose interest eventually resorting back to my old ways.


I am a mom of 3. Been married 20 years. Never lost the baby weight....just kept slowly creeping up. Never really put 100% into losing weight. I lost my younger sister last December in a tragic car accident. She was a light in my life that has been forever dimmed. We had just been talking about losing weight in 2007 and supporting eachother....Well it is never too late and I can do this for me and for my sis.





I'm a 31 year old, married, mother of two.


I am a 37 year old wife and mother of two sons (ages 8 and 13). I work as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital.


I heard about this site on GMA today. I'm not sure how this can help and have doubts that it will. I've struggled with my weight all my life. Doctors started putting me on diets when I was 6. I'm 48, divorced, and mother of 2 boys. I have a stressful daytime job and attend classes at night. My time is limited and my stress level up. I've be doing Nutri-System for several months (I need to lose 30 - 40 #s) and haven't lost anything. I'm a stress & emotional eater and I believe I'm addicted to sugar. I'm a diet failure.





Ive been married 20 years, have three childrean and one grandson...with another grandchild on the way! I love being a grandma. I work as a nurse aide and hope to get through nursing school in the next few years. I enjoy taking care of people and find healthcare very rewarding.





I've been fat my entire life. I did a low carb diet and lost some weight, but put it all back on and then some. I moved back to Florida not that long ago, and have finally made the changes needed to change my lifestyle.





Mother of three young girls. I want to set a better example for them. Hopefully we'll be moving to a house with a pool soon. I'm 100 lbs over weight and can't image wearing a swimsuit in front of anyone. I Just tried on last summer's clothes....they don't fit.


Hi! I am 29 years old. I just finished graduate school, yay! I'm having a difficult time finding a job, I work in a very specialized field. Right now, the only real control I have in my life is over myself, my body and what I feed it and how I treat it. I've had food issues my whole life. Whether it was starving myself in my first diet or compulsively binging the rest of the time. For years now, I have known how to eat healthy, I've done weight watchers, south beach, (for a week), and now I go to a nutritionist. I've also been a member in other programs as well. I just have never had the courage to follow what I know. Right now, I am trying to do this my way. With the knowledge I've gained from my nutritionist and the support I have from my friends and family and here at Peertrainer. I'm going to see how far I can take this. If it turns out I am struggling, then I might return to Weight Watchers or one of my other groups. I am more determined than ever to see this through. My mom told me after I finishing school that if I could do that, I can definitely lose the weight.





I am a mom of 5 kids. My step-daughter is 22. I have 3 sons, 20, 16 and 13. I just had a baby girl last year. She is such a blessing. My 20 year old son went through 9 months of chemo to treat cancer. While we went through that together as a family, I was pregnant with her. My son concluded his illness with a surgery to remove the rest of the tumors, and a month later, she was born. I am now ready to loose weight to feel better about myself and to be able to chase my little missy.


i'm 41years old,married with 2 boys ages 22 and 12. I own a daycare.I like to scrapbook,camp,swim and spend time with my family. I weighed 120lbs when I married 23yrs. agao Over the years I have been up and down. I,m 5ft 1in and weigh 195 My heighest was 228lbs. I,m geared up and ready to get healthy...lets do it....


I am a full-time student and a mom of a 4 year old active boy. I have been married for almost 8 years and my husband is totally supportive. (I'm sure he would like to see me 135 lbs too!) I first gained my weight after the birth of my son and have gone up since.





I am a mother of 2 beautiful children. I have been married for 10 yrs now...and I work as a teller at a local bank








I am a 23yo 276lbs student/researcher. I've been fat all my life. In college I gained 65lbs topping out at 310lbs on a 5'4" frame. I lost 25lbs on the Atkins. I'm determined to lose at least 100lbs. By the grace of God I haven't be diaginosed with any serious health problems and I'm not going to wait until that happens to start doing something about it.


I AM: 37 yrs old; a christian; 100+lbs overweight; active and able-bodied; an aunt; a program director at a faith-based non-profit; a kidz church teacher
I LIKE TO: read; walk; listen to music; watch "reality" tv; read at the beach; walk at the beach; laugh with friends; be at the beach; pretend i'm a professional organizer/decorator, have a good discussion; and finally, but very importantly--cheer for the steelers!


i am 23 and very overweight. i have been heavy my entire life and i am fed up to a point that i can't even explain. i have to change, i know in the next year in a half i am going to be married and i DO NOT want to be a FAT bride! and i know in a few years we want to have kids and i don't want to be that woman you seen and wonder if she's just fat or pregnant. i want a life change, not just a couple of weeks of eating right and exercising, i want a new me!


I am a 36 year old mom of three,one is 18 and the other two are twins and they are 8. I am married to a wonderful man who loves me no matter what. But I want to lose weight to feel better about myself and to look better for him. I have struggled with my weight since I had my first child at the age of 17, its been down hill since then.The one thing that tears me up the most is I weighed less while pregnant with my twins, I ate and ate but they used it all up so in return I lost weight. Im only 5'1 and weigh 258, since Im so short I weigh to much .


I am a 30 something female, living in New Mexico with my husband and three children.


I have lost weight so many times only to gain it back. I recognize that what I was doing didn't work. I need to solve my emotional eating problem, become more active, and start enjoying the little time left I have with my teenage and pre-teen kids, I have three.


I work three jobs. I go to grad school. I'm the president of the student group that works with all the student groups (yeah it's easier to explain it that way actually). I met the love of my life a year and a half ago and I want to be around to enjoy my life with him.


I am 32 years old, mother of 2 (black labs), have been separated for almost a year, and will be divorced next month. I have a degree in accounting and have worked for a Real Estate Investment Firm for about 9 years. My life has been turned upside down this past year so I am ready to move on to bigger and better things. I feel like I have been given a second chance at life and plan on taking advantage of this opportunity.


I am 24 years old. I live in Piedmont, SC. I am a business assistant for an orthodontic office. I recently got engaged and am planning a wedding for Dec.1st :)


I am coming up on my first wedding anniversary with my awesome hubby. Together we have 3 kids, ranging in age from 5-13. I work full time as a collection coordinator at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas. My family is very active in our church.


I'm newly married - well just celebrating our year anniversary next month. No children yet, just a dog. I really enjoy gardening, getting together with friends, scrapbooking, crafts, cooking, and relaxing. I love doing different projects around the house.





I work at a desk job all day long and no longer have the motivation to workout or diet. I have joined Weight Watchers several times only to quit because the meetings bored me and didn't feel real.





I've been overweight most of my life. When I was 19 and in college, I got down to my normal body weight and was fit. I did this by taking diet pills. I don't want to take pills again, they make me too jittery. I stayed fit for about 2 years in my early 20's. After I got married, birth control pills started packing the weight on and then I just started eating because of depression, etc. It has snowballed ever since then. I am 30 now and determined not to waste another 10 years of my life feeling like a blob.


I have always struggled with my weight. Even as a child I was one of the fat kids. I don't want to be like that forever. I know I can do it. I just need some help, motivation and to stay on track.











I just turned 30, I am a mommy of 1 child, on my 10th year of marriage, I weigh between 228 and 232 pounds. I've gained 103 pounds since 1999. I drink a lot of pop (Pepsi) and eat a lot of unhealthy foods that have a lot of calories and taste good. I hate the way I look. I've tried so many times to lose weight, but I give up when I don't see any results. Like the time I went to a hypnotist. It worked for 7 months. I gave up pop and drank lots of water and ate healthy. I lost about 16 pounds. Then I saw a picture of me and I looked the same! I gave up and went back to my old ways. I'm fed up with being fat. I've spent most of my 20's being fat and I don't want to be unhealthy in my 30's.


I am an 18 year old student. I am currenty going to a community college and want to be an Elementary Teacher. Me and my mom have decided to do this together (she is ttiser70). I am also 233 pounds and 5'4".I want to be able to feel better about myself and hopefully find someone to be with.


I'm 33yrs old and have 7 children who i love very much but they require a lot of my time. theres none left for me. but its time for me to start taking care of me








I'm a 22 yr old and my weight is a big issue for me. I just finished my first program in college, I'm now a Personal Support Worker. I need to lose weight so I can better handle the physical labour of my job. I love photography and taking pictures is my hobby. I've gained around 50lbs in the last 1.5yr. It's been a hard time, my dad got sick last january and past away on May 28 2006. I guess I've been using eating as a measure of comfort. I'll be putting my ticker back up as soon as I get a reliable scale...or start weight watchers.


im 30 years old. i've been struggling with my weight since hs. i would say i gained a lot of weight about 5 years ago. im just sick and tired of being FAT. i hate looking at myself on the mirror, i just wish i can wake up the next day feeling great about myself.





I'm a teacher, a lifelong Titanic researcher...


I am a mom to a 2 year old, a wife to an airman and a college student. With my son I put on 40lbs and have put on 45lbs since getting married. Even before that I was about 40lbs overweight. I just want to look good. I am motivated but for me it is hard kick into gear and get out there to workout.


I'm age 39, single, I like to work out and have done triathlons, but I like to eat too much! I love reading and movies, and I would love to do all kinds of active sports like climbing, skiing, SCUBA diving, and more triathlons, but I'm too fat right now!





Married, 32, Female, No children. 2 cats, 3 dogs.


I have been overweight most of my life and am now a single mom to a beautiful baby girl (born 7/23/06) and want to become healthy not only for myself but for her. I am attending college full time to finish my Early Childhood Education degree.


29 year old mother of 4. I need to lose about 107lbs. I weigh 247 today.





Im ready to start my journey to loose 140lbs. Im 29yrs old, 5" 10" and the scale is always in the 270's, it goes low to high. My husband just went to Iraq,(2nd time) I feel like this is my time and to give him the homecoming of his life! He used to follow me around the halls of our High School but could never say anything to me (shy), but Im double the weight now. We started dating when I was already 60lbs overweight and it just added slowly over the years. I'll be 30 end of Oct and that is around the time he will be back. I feel like the real me is what he got/gets over emails and phone calls (being in the military there is alot of that) but in person, I feel uncomfortable. My daughter turned 9 May 1st, having a baby is when the gaining started. It hit me,... I've now been fat for almost 10years. I don't have a "baby" anymore, I have a husband who loves me and we are bestfriends. I spent my 20's fat and at home because of it. I want my 30's to be outside doing things that my husband can do (hike etc) and shopping/girl stuff with my daughter who will be hitting her teens. I don't want to be the "fat" mom or your adv "fat" military wife. I need to do this, its time.





I'm a 44-year-old mom with a clever, challenging, and sweet 5-year-old son. I have been on the yo-yo diet plan for most of my life. I am scared to death that this is one more attempt that will end with 20 lbs lost only to see 25 lbs gained. I’m here because I need all the help I can get to not let that happen. I hope to be able to help others while I am being helped. It would be great for all of us to end up exactly where we want to be; happy, healthy, and proud of ourselves. With 120 lbs to lose I am trying to focus on 10% increments, the Weight Watchers way. To have 27 lbs gone by 7/17/07 means I have to lose 3 pounds a week. It is aggressive but worth a shot. I know I am in this for the long haul. It took me 40 years to get here... All I can think of is that if I lose an average of just 1 pound a week I will be 49 pounds lighter when I turn 45. That is a great goal! If I lose 2 pounds a week it would be 98 pounds gone, that just means more to be happy about. Or should I say less? :-) I am tired of being tired. I am tired of feeling out of place. I am tired of not fitting, let alone not fitting in. I want to be healthy. I want to be able to go down the waterslide with my son, fit in the roller coaster seats with him, to be comfortable in the summer and to be able to buy sale clothing!!! It is time and I am ready.


I'm a french 5'10`woman. I know how to eat well but... I don't eat like I should ! I' m more than ready to make changes. I want to wear nice clothes, be healthy and be proud of myself when I look in the mirror. So, girls, I NEED your support ! I believe in team efforts.











I have two daughters. One is 24 and the other is 16. I also have a stepdaughter with two daughters of her own. The 24 year old lives in VA with her husband. He is in the GC. My 16 year old is in the 9th grade and is in the color guard with the band. Not that I'm bragging or anything, but they have an awesome band and colorguard. They have a fall guard and winter guard and she is in both. In all the competitons they have been in they have come in 1st place 5 times out of 10. I am very proud of both of my daughters and their accomplishments. I have been divorced for six years. I work with the USPS delivering mail. I sit for about 3 to 4 hours a day. The summer time is when I lose most of the weight since I sweat alot on the route.


I've been a dancer for over 26 years but have been fighting weight since I was 13 years old. Now in my 30s, I'm ready to be the person outside that I feel I am inside.


I am in the social services field and have neglected myself for a while. I am 33 and since I turned 30, my body has gotten away from me. I have recently had a series of surgeries after an accident with my arm and have been unable/unmotivated to push exercising- but I want that to change.


I am a married, mother of a boy (11) and girl (7), work full time, love to spend time with my family and two dogs.


I gained over 100 pounds in the last 3 years. I need to lose this weight to feel better about myself. I used to run 3 miles a day and I would like to get back there again.


I am 28 years old and have been this same version of overweight my entire life. I am happily married with a two year anniversary just around the corner and I am currently working as a Patient Care Tech on the Orthopaedic unit of a large hospital. I am going to school for Nursing but am currently taking a little break from school to focus on me. I love, love, love to cook and am pretty darn good at it. I am ready to start a family but really want to lose weight first. Being pregnant at my size can be dangerous and I don't want to be the girl you can't tell is pregnant cuz she just looks fat, so I'm losing the weight first.





25 years old, over 240 pounds. Work at DMV auditing people's work. Used to work customer service, which was much worse. Used to weigh 120, went to college, after 3 family deaths, one bad relationship, and the real world smacking me square upside the head, I gained over 100 pounds.


I'm married and have a 6 year old son. I have been with a company for almost 2 years where I do software support for car dealerships, so I'm sitting down all day. I would like to be able to be more active with my son and my husband, and with the weather getting nicer I will have more opportunity to do that... I just need the energy.


31 yo mother of 2, want to be able to tie my shoes without getting dizzy - and to lose the muffin top!!!!!


I'm 29 years old and I am pretty much an active female. I just have a very slow metabolism...plus I LOVE to eat. I am married to the love of my life. He and I are happy, and he loves me heavy....but I don't love being heavy.


I am 25yrs old and a Stay at home mom to two. Happily Married to my DH for 7yrs. I have always struggled with my weight, but not until i got pregnant did i ever get this big. I am wanting to change my familys outlook on eating and become a healthier family all around. My goal is to lose 150lbs through working out and a better diet.


I am 33 yrs old. married. no kids. I work for huge Insurance Corporation taking claims over the phone - always sitting down for about 7-8 hrs. I had health issues and then some injuries which put me into a depression and the weight come on me like a tone of bricks. I want to get back into being healthy and physical again.


I am 34 years old and I am a retail mangager that works 44 hours a week. I have type 2 diabetes. I am married and have a wonderful Pug named MIng.


I am a 44 year old married, mother of two beatuiful girls. I have struggled with my weight for most of my adult life, but it has gotten really bad in the last 6 yearss. I've had it and am going to do whatever it takes to get rid of the weight for good.


I am a very happy, bubbly flirty girl on the outside.....not so happy on the inside. I suppose everyone has their front! I tend to shy away from relationships as I feel so bad about my body, so would love the confidence to find my Mr Right!!! I have a very professional job so want to feel great in my suits....


I am a 28 year old first assistant manager at a travel plaza. I work full time anywhere from 45-60 hours a week. My job takes alot out of me then when i get home i have no energy to workout or follow a healthy diet. Help!!!


I am 32 years old. Married for 8 years with a 7 year old daughter. We have 2 dogs, Quigley (aussie) and Cybil (mini daschund) My family lives in Eagan, MN. I am from Texas originally but everyone knows that if you marry a man from Minnesota, you will be back here for life! Want to have more children but my weight is a huge issue for me.





I'm an almost 42 year old wife and mother. As you can tell from my user name I'm an archer. It is one of the few sports I know of were the ability to stand still is important. I have been big all my life, and am now paying the price. High Blood Pressure, Pre Diabetes etc. My doctor is pushing me to try and get surgery but that is not for me. More than anything I would like to prove to him that people can change. I'm not afraid of hard work and exercise, but I have a real problem controling what I eat.


Software developer from KC. So I spend a lot of time on my a$$.


I'm 54 years old, and have been heavy my entire life. I weighed 250 lbs. when I was 10 years old, and weigh 280 now. I've been dieting my entire life, and sometimes just feel like giving up.


I just turned 30, which was kind of hard for me and very eye opening. I am a single mother of 3. I have a son Matt who is 7 and twin girls Madalynn and Maureen who are 5. I work for the County Assessor (yes taxes) and have been there for 7 years.


I'm 32, married with 3 boys. I've been actively trying to lose weight this time around since January and I am down 45 lbs and have hopes of losing another 75-85 lbs. I've been mostly off of PT in the last many months, but have decided to start participating again.


I'm 35 years old and have had moderate success on Weight Watchers in the past. I lose 130lbs...only to have RL stress, family deaths and more drive me to drown my feelings in food. I am determined this time to do what I need to to be healthy for myself.


36 years old, married for 18 years, one child, overweight most of my adult life and tired of the cycle!


I'm a full time writer, married, no kids. I've got an autoimmune disease which means I'm on steroids for the rest of my life. My medication makes it very slow to lose, but I'm very determined. I just feel like crap and I don't want to any more.


I'm 30-something (ha, ha -- 30-"seventeen" or 47) and have been slightly overweight since I was 5 years old and very overweight since I was 25. It's gone up and down. I had a 60 pound gain and loss between ages 21 and 25, got up to 275 at age 34 or so, then down to 225 at 35, then up again to 282 at 39, then up to 285 at 43. In 2007 I got serious, joined PT and got down to 232 (50 lbs loss) Then, after surgery, I gained back 20-25 lbs, which I have just lost (took two year). I am 5'7". The least I've weighed since I was 18 is 168 pounds, which has happened twice, both briefly. I damaged both my knees a few years ago (cartilage tears), and one factor was my weight. I have no intention of ever weighing less than that. My goal is 168. Once I get there, I can assess whether I want to weigh less and whether I can do so sanely and healthily. But a fit, exercised, toned 168 would be pretty amazing for me.


I am a married mother of two girls, age 3.5 and 1.5. I work outside the home part-time and also work for our own company. I am constantly on the run and feel like I never have to time for myself.


I weigh 280 pounds! Lately I feel like above all else that is what defines me. I'm 33. I have two boys, age 3 and 7 and I feel like I'm a great mom. I've been married to my husband for 10 years. I have an extremely successful career for a large corporation. I have everything going for me and have many successes, but because I can't get a handle on my weight I feel like a failure. I don't want to resort to weight loss surgery, and the support system I have around me seems to be hindering me instead of helping me so I hoping that the friends I find here at PEERtrainer will help me achieve my weight loss goals.








I am married and the mother of 19 year old twins (girl and boy). My twins are now in college, so I no longer have an excuse for not focusing on myself. I am so tired of being out of breath when I walk and generally feeling unhealthy.


My name is San and I'm 25 years old. I've been overweight my entire life except for that one time in 2001 when I weighed 190lbs. Now I weigh 291.6lbs and I can't hardly believe it. I like simple things like the beach, good books, and learning new things. Right now I live in a mediators community in the middle of nowhere and I'm soooooo ready to move away and start having some fun.


I'm 18 and just about to graduate high school and go to University. I'm moving out and it's time to make a big change in my life, and a necessary one. I've always been overweight and have felt sort of stuck being the way I am, I want to be able to go to the gym without feeling self-conscious and buy clothes I actually like. All I need is a little motivation.


Married for 17yrs with six kids. I am so very tired of starting out on the journey only to fall short and give up.





31 year old social worker. I work in a cubicle and do not like how sedentary I have become all day long. i am interested in finding a community of people who are dealing with losing weight.


I put myself through school as a single mom. The toll on my body is horrendous. Got the degree, got the job, the kids are getting older, now its time to put the body back where it belongs!





45 years old professional and part-time student. I am learning to add different exercise to my life routine so that I don't have to rely on the treadmill at the gym


Hi there my name is Jonie and I live in Alberta and love it and hate it I hate it because when its snowing and cold out I would like to exersize but I cant because I cant go out side, but love it because when its summer there is alot todo here and its alot easier to lose some weight.


27 year old computer programmer with a wonderful wife and child. Spend way too much time in front of a computer screen and not enough time doing anything else. I have a 9 year old son that I want to be able to enjoy more activities with, but can't because of my weight and general physical condition.


I have had a weight problem for most of my adult life. I'm turning 40 in 2 weeks and have made a commitment to turn my life around. I need to lose about 80 pounds.


I'm a 31 year old mcdougaller. Knitter, dog lover, ap mama to the most perfect baby in the world.


I'm 30 yrs old, I live in Auburn, WA. I'm tired of being fat because I know I can be cute if I could just get there!


Looove to travel...going to school to get a Ph.D. in Geology


I'm 26 years old and live in the Orlando, FL area.





I am 31 year old, network engineer so mostly sitting job as you can see. Live in beatiful state of Colorado with lots of beautiful outdoors. Been heavy since 11 years old, weight keeps crowling up and unfortunatly up to 360 pounds. I am large frame to begin with and according to my doctor heavy boned (dense bones) so that does not help my weight issue to start with. I am married to a 5'4" petite beatiful wife who is in perfect shape and when we go out I have issues as people do look different at us. Although she is my hero and loves me how i am but i want to be better for her and myself.


I am a newly wed living in Missouri. I have always been a bigger girl but in high school played a lot of sports and was more physically fit. After I hurt my foot junior year, I started gaining a lot of weight. Then, after freshman year of college....well that killed me. I am now 100 lbs. overweight. I refuse so go on my honeymoon till I look good in a bathingsuit again.


Mother of two. Married happily to my best friend.


I have been overweight since I was about six years old. The only memories I have of being thin were from pictures or home movies. It's an awful feeling to not even know what it feels like to be thin. I am only 19 and am just under 300 pounds. Every day is a struggle. I am a passionate individual and funny, outgoing, and I really do love life, but one day, I want to love life with me in it and stop pushing myself, and my feelings aside. Ironically, being fat is wearing THIN on me, and I need to change but am no longer afraid to admit I need help and support because as strong as I am for friends or family, I am weak to myself and I deserve more.


I've been a nurse for about 2 years & for the past 6 months have worked at night. Before nursing school I had lost 75 lbs with diet & exercise. No specific diet - just basic healthy choices & less processed junk. Throughout the course of school & since I've graduated, I've put 30 lbs back on. I've got to put an end to this madness once & for all - especially in this profession! Although I've been big my whole life, I've been large than I am now, but also smaller. I'm sick & tired of the ups & downs.


Im 21 and trying to start a new life with my boyfriend and future husband. i dont wanna be a fat bride, wife, or mother.


I am a 33 year old puerto rican girl/woman (still transitioning), married to my soulmate/hero and I have three super amazing children who suck the life out of me on a daily basis. :) I am at a point where I am done having kids and ready to find my old self somewhere underneath this fat suit Im wearing. Inside I still feel wild and young and ready for anything. So I want to make my outsides match my insides again.


I am 39 (will be 40 in sept.) married have three girls 16,13,9. I also have three step children 21,19,15. They all live with us. I am a respiratory theraptist.I have struggled with weight all my life. Was going to have gastric bypass but the insurance did not prove it. I want this weight off I am tired of being fat tired of back hurting and my feet. I ready to be thinner i do not want to turn 40 and be so overweight.


I am a married, 37-year-old mother of an adorable red-headed boy. I would like to free myself of the burden of weight, so that I can be a better mother, a better wife, and a happier person.





I stand five foot one and weigh 228 as of this morning. I'm 45 years old; single; haven't had a date in so long I forgot what they are like; and currently unemployed by choice. I have carved out this time to address my weight.


I am a 42 year old single female in Minnesota. I was never a fat kid, and was never more than a size 14 until I got passed 35 and quit smoking. I was in some denial about my weight for a long while, but I am now ready to face up to it and do something about it. I have been everything from a size 6 to a 20 in my adult life and I am now ready to get thin and stay thin and healthy.


I am a single parent of 2. My daughter is 23 and my son is 10. I enjoy family oriented activites and spend the majority of my leisure time with my children and boyfriend.


28 y/o, 2 kids, BF, spend my nights learning 4th grade all over again but trying desperately to fit some exercise time in. Lost 60 lbs in 2 months last year, by doing the nearly impossible...eating only grilled chicken..all day every day and walking/running the track in my neighborhood (at night when im hidden by shadows of course) Stopped eating grilled chicken because frankly, it bored the hell out of me, and not so surprisingly began gaining the weight back, if I dont step up on the exercise ill gain it back in no time. So I am extremely determined not to let the 2 months I spent suffering go to waste.


I have been heavy most of my life, but nothing like I am now. I'm 34, 5'6" and currently weigh 246 lbs. Work full-time and also raise 2 beautiful children ages 3 & 4 with my husband of almost 10 years.





I am 39 years old married with two kids 11 and 9 and a supportive husband who also wants to lose some weight. I am a theatre professional by training and my immediate faminly is all involved in theatre or the arts.


I am a work at home mom of 2. I am happily married. I come from a family of overweight people. My mother is overweight, 74, with diabetes, high blood presure and a pace maker. I do not want to end up like her. 74 is too young to give up on life. I lost 50 pounds 2 years ago by eating right and exercising. Here I an 2 years later and gained all but 12 pounds back. I find the love affair with food too hard to handle on my own. I have decided to look into lap band surgery. I want to gain control of my weight to be healthy. I want to live a long life.








I am pharmacist and a mother of a wonderful 9 year old son. I gained 55 lbs during the last two years. I weighed myself this morning and I am 207lbs. My mother has hypertension and ESRD. I am obese according to my BMI and that places me at risk for diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. I want to change my life


I am 52, married with two wonderful grown children and 5 beautiful grandchildren. I love to read and be with family and friends


I am a 911 Operator/ Sheriff's Dispatcher, I live in Golden Valley AZ, and work for Mohave County Sheriff's. I am 37 yoa and have 1 child 6 yoa little girl. I live a mildly sedative lifestyle and want to change that. I currently weigh in at 306 lbs and want to be about 160.


I am a 36 year old mother of 2 (Kristina 14 & Nick 11). I have been married for 15 years. I work in an office at a car dealership. I love to read and do scrapping booking and card making.


I am a 36 year old teacher and have been obese all of my life. I have tried losing weight many, many times and at times have had some success only to gain back all of the weight plus some major change (story of every overweight person's life huh?). To be honest I gave up on losing weight a long time ago but although pessimistic I am giving it a try again for various reasons. I'm getting older thus my body hurts and I'm finally afraid for my health.


Need to loose 60-70 lbs, daughter on program too!! Want to eat and exercise better!! I am 45, married with daughter 14, starting high school in Sept...June 19 Brynn lost 15 lbs in three weeks!!!


I am 35 yrs old. I have 3 wonderful girls ages 16,11,9. I have always thought I was fat but now I know what fat is. My starting weight was 274, I am down to 240 in 3 months. I have a long way to go and want to do it the right way this time so I do gain it right back. I am now down to 234 and still going, hopefully


I am the mother of 5 (one daughter, 4 sons) and have homeschooled the younger 3 for the past 14 years. I am now working in a local high school as a special ed. aide and am now divorced. Because I have been so involved in 4H, boy scouts, church and other activities, it is hard to figure out how I managed to get so fat! And so now I want to take some time for me and lose weight. I enjoy crafts, walking, volunteering, reading, gardening, church, music and, of course, children (especailly my own!).





I recently got a divorce and after years of being depressed gained alot of weight and since the divorce my confidence, esteem levels have have gone throught he roof and the depression is gone. But at the same time, I am unhealthy, and need to lose weight for me and my future.


America is fattening. This I discovered when I left the states for Europe at a size 6, remained between 6 and 10 for 10 years, returned here and in 5 years went from size 10 to a size 24!! I have lost 1 dress size just by closing my eyes everytime I see a hamburger commercial. It took a year, but hey, if that's all you have to do... ah, but now I've plateaued. My see no evil eat no evil program has taken me about as far as it's ever going to.








I am a young mother of three. Married for 6 years. I am on my quest to lose this weight.


Weigh Fri at WW, eat NS foods. 19.2 lbs lost, starting to waffle. Need more commitment. Diet veteran. Diabetic on lots of insulin - didn't think I could lose wt. Wanna lose more.


I'm 24 and my body stopped responding to my strenuous work outs and constricting diet. I need motivation, challenge, and ever changing workouts.


I'm a 22 year old physics graduate student. My life is pretty stressful, and I have no time to work out.


I'm 21 years old. 5'3" tall. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada but now living in Georgia. (the state, not the country) I have no one to work out with, so motivation is very difficult!


Currently in the DC area. Lets motivate each other to lose the weight and keep it off. I've lost over 50lbs and gained it back over the past 5 years. UPDATE: Just had a baby!! Motivated to lose.





I am a 37 year old separated mother. i am a a 16 year old son. It's time I am diabetic and its imerative that I lose weight and start living healthy.


I am a 34 y.o mom to four kiddies...ages 12, 9, 3, and 2. I work full time in an stressful job working with youth and families in the mental health setting. My husband and I see one another in passing as he works 2nd shift and I 1st. I eat when I am stressed and bored. I over eat if I like the taste of something (i.e. ice cream, tacos, anything really) and am needing to learn healthy eating habits all around!


I'm 30, single, owner of a rambunctious pug. I love to read and play on the computer. I like to study languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Mayan, and Sign so far).


I am 23 years old.. trying to finish up my Bachelor's degree in Sociology.. I work full-time at one of the largest emergency veterinary hospitals in the country. Will soon be starting classes to become a Registered Veterinary Technician!! I've been overweight most of my life, with the exception of 2 years when I lost nearly 60 lbs. I did the Atkins/low-carb diet, but it started making me sick towards the end and I couldn't do it anymore. Of course, when I started introducing carbs back into my diet I gained it all back.. and then some. So I'm even farther setback than I was at square one. I attempted Atkins again at first (which didn't work.. again) and so now I'm adopting a HEALTHIER EATING lifestyle. I'm working on watching how many calories I put into my body, portion control, and also trying to make healthy food choices and limiting sweets and sugars. I've just kind of been half and half with it so far, but I'm getting fed up with feeling like crap about my physical appearance, and I feel ready to fully commit. I really need to log what I eat everyday, no matter what I eat.. to be ACCOUNTABLE for myself and take CONTROL!!


I have always been the chubby girl. I have gone through periods of my life where I lose a substantial amount of weight, then I hit the 4 month curse, a severe relapse and gain all the weight back. I


I am very energetic and outgoing! My husband calls me "type A" because I am always wanting to do things, always on the go! I am very competitive and confident, something I consider a plus in my character! I always joke around saying, "I have a gorgeous face, now I just need to lose the pudge." :)~ I am excited to continue to lose weight with the help of PeerTrainer. This past August to Thanksgiving, I lost 55 pounds with Weight Watchers, and that was simple for me. I am back to being dedicated to my goal but need a good support system.


36 year old married mother of 3


I'm 27 I work a full time job and have a little girl that is one . I like to go shopping and have a few drinks with friends .


I turned 30 about three months ago and at my surprise birthday party, there were a lot of cameras. I saw the pictures and asked my friends if I really looked like that. They said I did but it wasn't "necessaraly" bad. Well, I thought it was horrible!! I have severe ciatica in my back so I had gotten heavier after that. I finally decided that I needed to get my self straight. I work at a healthclub so I have a membership. I used to be addicted to candy and diet soda and fried foods. I have changed that around now. I rarely drink Diet sodas and rarely eat candy, but lately I have been. It's hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'm a female in my mid-20's, currently enrolled full-time in University, studying to become a teacher


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


I am 30, married, mother of one. My son is my happiness! He is motivating me because I want him to have a healthy, pretty mommy!





I am 29 years old, a very career oriented paralegal, live in San Diego, have an amazing boyfriend and we live an amazing life in an amazing part of town. I do miss the me that looked better in clothes, though. After college, I started packing on the weight and now weigh 261. YIKES!!! Put the fork down!


I am a married 50year old Christian mom that is 100 lbs over weight. I weigh 250 lbs and wish to get healthy and develop good habits. I have two teenage kids one is about to go off to college. We are stressing over college costs and facing empty nest. Would love a diet buddy for support.


I am the mother of two little girls, aged 4 and 6, and a baby boy. I live in an urban Midwestern town. My main job is mom, my part-time job is nurse in a NICU.


I am a 24 year old newlywed that was diagnosed with PCOS several years ago. I have put on 120+ pounds in the last 8 years and I am at the point where I am finding everyday tasks have become difficult because of my excess weight. I can not live this way anymore. I'm ready to be the thin person I that I feel like I am on the inside.


I'm 42 and fabulous and ready to lose a lot of weight. I am hoping to meet like-minded people who are READY to lose their weight. Work has always been really satisfying to me, and has had a sneaky way of taking over my play -- as well as a convenient excuse for not eating well or exercising.


SAF, 36. Project Manager for an online company. Love Orange County and Southern California and want to enjoy all that it has to offer.


I am 55. I have been happily married for 29 years. I have a wonderful 14 year old son. I work full time as an Engineering Aide for 36 years for a major telephone company. I like reading and have just discovered a passion for stamping (making my own greeting cards.) I really like all kinds of crafts however. None of these past times however does very much for me in the way of exercise. I also enjoy camping, but don't get a chance to go very often.


I am a high school teacher. Married, 32 years old, 2 kids 3 and 1.


33, working on finishing nursing school


I am a SAHM .I work full time at home. Just getting out of a bad marriage. I have five boys. I need to start taking care of me before there is no more me left.


I am a 37 year old women very happily married with six children. 10,11,14,15,16,17 year olds.we are a very close family we do everything together. We like to go to the lakes, malls, Bar-B-Q, swimming, for long car trips, I Love to read, sew,cook, We homeschool our children so that keeps us busy too.I am also in college working on my Bachelor of science Degree. with that Degree I will be able to get any job of my choice. I have worked in the medical field for over 20 years.


I am a single 35 year old woman - with a great job, beautiful home, and an overall fantastic life.... now if I could just get the weight off.....


I am 33 and have been slowly gaining weight for about 5 years. I am ready to do something about it and would like all the support that I can get. I will also offer support because losing weight is not an easy task.


I'm an eighteen year old University student and I've been fairly overweight my entire life. I was well on my way to slimming down when I got into a very serious relationship and ended up gaining it all back. Plus, being at University can make it quite difficult to find time between classes and social things for working out, and the food there was not optimal. So, I'm finally taking things into my own hands. :)


I am 36 with 3 children, ages 11, 8 and 6 months. I have been overweight for many years now. I have finally decided it is time to take my situation seriously.


I'm 43, mom of soon to be 8 year old, work full time outside the home. Unchurched, like to garden and to scrapbook when I have free time and obviously hang out on the computer too much. I like to joke a lot so never take anything I say TOO seriously.


i graduated and i gained soooo much my last year & right after graduation because of stress and other things


I am nearing 50 and I don't want to be fat for my 50th birthday party.. I am married with no children. My husband and I both have quit smoking over the last year and I have put on about 25 extra pounds. I need to loose the weight for health reasons too. I need motivation.!!!!!!


I'm 43, happily married, and the mother of 2 kids, aged 5 and 4. I lost 70 lbs. about 3 years ago, and I've gained 50 of that back. I'm back on track again now, and my plan is to lose 100 lbs. total in the next year.

I love to cook, and I really enjoy coming up with recipes that are tasty *and* healthy.

My two favorite motivational quotes right now:

"You can either live with the pain of discipline or the pain of regret."

"Inch by inch, life's a cinch...yard by yard, life's too hard!"







I just turned 33 and I have been over wieght for about 15 years. Far longer than I ever dreamed. This is the year I will turn it around :) I love to dance and sing as often as I can. I am a movie addict and love T.V. Also I love Hip hop and Alternative rock music :)


As of June 4, 2007 I am somewhere between 235-240 lbs. I have struggled with my weight since puberty. Turned to emotional eating in my late teens following a family tragedy. Drinking as an undergrad and STRESS in law school packed on more pounds. I have yo-yo dieted a few times and now am VERY serious. I have back issues due to falling off a horse and the extra weight definetly is not good for that. I am currently studying for the Bar Exam. I know that when I am stressed I can only function one of two ways. Either I eat everything in sight, OR i can be obsessive about eating properly. I am choosing the later option right now!!!!! Also - I have ridden horses competitively my entire life until 2 years ago. I desperatley want to get back in the saddle after I get settled into my career, but it order to be competitive I MUST drop some serious lbs.


I'm a supplier of healthy alternatives. I love competitive sports, competitive minds and most of all a competitive spirit. My passion that keeps me alive is my business, and its because of that, the environment and of future generations will benefit. To that end; Stewardship of Sister, Brother and Earth should be practiced.


I'm 33 years old, married to my high school sweetheart, and I'm a SAHM to my 3 sons. We have homeschooled for 7 years and enjoy it very much. We're just your typical American family. We enjoy time together but unfortunately too much of that time is spent being couch potatoes instead of being active together. I'm hoping to change that.


I'm 39 and happily married with no kids, 2 giant dogs who think they are people and one orange cat who thinks he's a dog. I am an entrepreneur who doesn't like being told what to do (surprise!).


I am a 32 year old mom to Gracie (1year) and wife to Colin (8 years). My work at a university keeps me super busy so I need support on how to do a lot with very little time!


I am 31, 5,07, photographer and I have been overweight most my life. Since my teens. I have tried to lose weight but never kept it off. I have lost 50 lbs before in my early 20's. I am now mentally ready to actually achieve my goal. Not an easy path but I am trying. I just need support and motivation from anywhere and anyone who have been in my shoes. I love cooking and I love making meals specially healthy one's. But sometimes, we don't have the desire to cook and just go to the fast food is right around the corner.


I am almost 34, have two kids ages almost 9 and 13, and am going through a divorce. I just want to look and feel good about myself. I want to do things with my kids but I am always so tired or sore of walking too much or being on my feet too much and hate that feeling.There is one thing in life that I want and this is going to go a long way in achieving it.


I am turning 41 next month. I have 4 children 17, 14, 12, 9. It is sad to me that my children have never seen me thin. I am only 5 foot 4 1/2 and at my top weight of 265 pounds. I love to cook, love to entertain, and love to eat. I need to learn how to have and do the thinks I love in a more healthy way.


hey guys..um i am just interested in losing some weight. i hear comments from my mom and step dad all the time about it. i wear about a size 16 pants..all my friends are a ton skinnier than me and i just want to be able to wear a bikini and look good in it..i would love to be down to a size 10/12. theres this guy i am intersted in and i would love to be to feel confident while talking to him and not self concious about my weight.


I sit in front of a computer for most of my life. I am a Graphic Artist/EPP Tech. Between, my offical job, my freelancing and my commute, I do very little more than eat and sleep. I'm here in hopes of breaking this trend in my life that I know is not healthy at all.


I'm 5'7 and 275 lbs. I work in swing shift in a hospital and go to school. I am recovering from a broken leg and dislocated ankle so activity is limited as of yet.





I am 35 years old, and currently just a tad over 350 lbs. Last year I started out the gate very strong, and lost 30 lbs, but haven't been able to regain my momentum since last Thanksgiving. I am married, and recently celebrated my ten year anniversary. I want to do all that I can be with my wife for several decades to come.


I am a graduate student getting my doctorate in clinical psychology. I've got pretty much my whole life under control except for this weight issue. I have been severely overweight my entire life and I am ready to reach my full potential. I've been really sick recently, not affiliated with weight problems so I am going to start really slow but hopefully being here will give me the motivation I need to keep going. I'm going to officially start with dieting/exercise tomorrow.


I'm 26 yrs old and I need and want to lose 100 or more lbs. I lost 60lbs before then I lost my way and gained it all back and more. So I've been struggling the last couple of years to gain that momentum back but I've failed. I'm totally ready but I just need support.





i`m 15 and weigh 182.5 at my HW .. it`s embarrassing. i`m 5'8.5 , and want to weigh as little as i can by the end of summer, so around 25-30 ( or above ) would be great ..


Just a nice person :-).





I am at home working at a job I created and love. Not a lot of social interactions out side of the home. I have three sons. This year I am free for the first time in years. Kids are all driving! I am happily married to a wonderful guy! Time to focus on me and get my body back where I like it. People pleaser and all over push over!





i am a 17 year old. 5'6 and 208


36 married with two kids, 7 ad 4. I am ready to get back into shape and healthy. I am a bored and an emotional eater Needless to say, I have ups and downs often.


I am 28 years old Office Manager for an Architectural/Engineering firm. I currently weigh 248 lbs and haven't being less then 200 lbs since high school.


I am 15 this year basically. Lives in Singapore. Not much of discipline to stick to diets. Trying Currently. Hope to have buddy/ies to lose weight with me :D!


I am 28 years old in a supportive stable relationship for almost four years now. I have an eight (soon to be nine) year old son, and my fiance has two daughters (six and almost eleven). We have several pets: two domestic cats, short and log-haired, a white German Shepard Dog, and a rust Doberman Pinscher. Quite the full house! I am also a full-time dispute analyst for a credit card processor. My commute is about an hour each way. Needless to say, I have very little time and energy to workout.


I'm 22 years old and I'm a programmer and self declared geek. I just graduated in May with my bachelor's degree and am looking forward to starting a new chapter in my life. This includes losing 100 lbs to get down to a healthy weight. I've always struggled with my weight - I've been overweight since I was a kid. What has really hit home lately is the fact that, since I started college, I have gained about 70 - 80 lbs. I used to be 175 lbs and a size 14 (I'm a tall girl) and now I'm 252 lbs and a size 20. I'm sick of being this way - I want to be healthy and I want to feel good about myself. I want to feel good in my own skin and I want to fit into the clothes that I've always wanted to wear. It has been a long time since I have felt truly good about myself. I am going to stop procrastinating and I am going to do this.


I am 24 years old and I come from a family of big women. I live in a culture of eaters and talkers but talking does not burn the calories consumed by eating. I am a positive thinker and I strive on raising my thoughts so that my human condition can be raised as well. I am also a singer and a musician and I enjoy beautiful things. I do have a high self esteem despite my excess fat because I know that I am beautiful and that I have great deal to offer. I believe that feeling bad about my appearance hinders my relationships with other people and myself and I see no point in it. Right now I work at an athletic club in Anchorage Alaska and I sub for water aerobics. In the fall I will be going to school for Massage Therapy so my lifestyle will have to change so that I can handle the physical labor involved with that profession.


Im tired of always being aware of my weight and how tight my clothes fit. I work hard, been married for 20 yrs and have two children i live out in the country





I'm a 41 year old single mother who teaches third grade. I enjoy reading, working in my garden, shopping, participating in church activities, sharing time with my family, and most of all playing with my little girl. She's a toddler and keeps me on my toes.


I'm 25 years old. I've always felt and been a bit overweight, but looking back on pictures of me in high school, well let's just say I'd do anything to have that body again. I gained weight in college, then got married just after and really began to pack it on. I am only 5'6. I'm getting divorced and want to get myself healthy and confident again. I also have a desk job and just need to get more active - I don't want to be winded walking up stairs and I'd like to be able to play sports with friends without being worn out or self conscious.


** I am now 23 years old, 2 years on from my serious decision to lose weight, I have gone down from a size 24-14. I have thrown out many clothes that were too big for me. I now see the difference and I feel proud of what I have achieved so far but there is still a way to go. I want to have a healthy weight and I am still in the overweight category in the BMI chart although I used to be in the obese category so I have made progress. I need to carry on working hard and losing weight for myself. I know it is my responsibility to eat well and look after my health through eating healthily and exercising. I have become lazy and complacent recently especially during the Christmas holiday but I realise this and this is good. Now I shall take action. I will get there. I will lose the excess weight and feel Great ^_^ ** 9/02/2010 I'm 21 years old and would really like to lose weight to become healthier and fitter and feel good about the way I look. I know that I am the only person who can do it for myself and I am the one who must do all the work because I am worth it!


I am a 29 year social worker-never married. Have slowly gained 10 lbs a year since my early twenties. Facing my 30th B-day has been hard on me, since one of my lifelong goals is to have a family. Joined Peer Trainer because of the need for support through my journey-Thanks!


I am 34 years old have a son who just turned 3. I would like to blame my pregnancy on the weight gain but the truth is, I lost all of my pregnancy weight during breast feeding and gained it all back and then some when I wasn't burning those extra calories feeding! I live in Calgary, AB and would love to hook up with some similar minded ladies for moral support.





i am 18 live with a room mate thats skinny and eats tons of junk and she encourages me to do it to....and i always cave in and eat junk with her.....i have no self control and i want to change that.....


I'm 29 years old and an educator with the University of WI. I spend a lot of time giving presentations to groups and I would like to feel more comfortable with myself when I do so (my weight is always on my mind when I am teaching). My father died of complications from Diabetes about 3 years ago and I know if I continue down this path I am on, I will be facing diabetes as well.





I am 51, have a loving, supportive husband and am mother to two great teenage boys ages 14 & 17. As a middle school science teacher (entering my 25th year this fall!) I have let my work and family schedule be a convenient excuse not to exercise. My weight's crept up each year and now those few pounds over the years have added up to a lot. The person in the mirror is not one I ever expected to see. I just found out I've entered menopause, hot flashes and all and am trying to fight feeling "old". I really don't like exercise, but have just signed up with a personal trainer and am eager to embark on a life change.


Happily married with 2 beautiful boys.


I am 23 and am a chemistry graduate student. I have struggled with my weight all of my life and need a change. I eat mostly healthy but need to work on my exercise routine. I would like to get down to 170within the next year.


I am only 20yrs old and have had a problem with my weight since i was younger. I have lost weight before but not in a healthy way and that may be why i keep gaining it all back. My main problem is that i love to eat. I don't like many vegetables or fruits, i do not like fish or seafood, etc,i am very picky. So, i find it hard to eat healthy with the limited amount of things i do like.


I am 27, live with my boyfriend (we've been together 8 1/2 years) and do not have kids. I work in a hospital and I am also an EMT. Working on my masters degree also.


hmmm i have always been the big girl... as long as i can remeber i was always bigger than my frnds in elementary i was the biggest in my class then in middle school i moved and had to make all new frnds and everything and i was dealin wiht it ok until i broke my foot... thats when i literally stoped exercising and felt usless and turned to food.... then after my foot healed i got back into sports and lost weight but i was still overweight and eventually in high school i balooned up over the summer and then when i played sports i just couldnt lose anymore weight, then i graduated and started college and slimmed down agian i lost about 30lbs then slowly began drinking and of course where there is alocohol there is food and then i broke my ankle once agian eating but no exercise.... then slimmed down agian only to once agian put on that 45lbs back on. so since then i moved across the country and lost a good 30lbs with the low carb diet but slowly fell off that one too so now i have relocated agian this time to az and my 21st bday is coming up and i have decided that i wanna be able to wear all the skimpy tops and skinny jeans that everyone else has out here so im going to work very hard and forgive myself for lil slip ups here or there.


I am 34 years old and married for 5 years. My son is 3 and full of energy. I am 3rd grade teacher. I like to take my summers off, but I would love to be able to really enjoy the time with my son.


i am 20 yrs old, 5'2, and i weigh 220 lbs. i have never really been able to stick to diets because i always gave up. i have always been chunky since i was little. also, i have problems with going outside to exercise to walk because i always think that people are looking at me and judging me. im tired of being the chunky girl that can make people laugh. i also decided to start doing this because i started having chest pains.


I am a 31 year old school teacher. I am single and never married. For fun I love all kinds of music, reading, movies, great converation, hanging with friends and family, travel, cooking, painting. I love to laugh and make others laugh as well.





a 39-year-old computer programmer, living just outside London in the UK. I started this feeling depressed, and having no motivation to even start. In the past, I've lost 75 lbs at a time, but ended up putting it back on, and didn't feel like getting all worked up over weight loss again. I also don't want to end up feeling the horrible lack of energy that dieting usually gives me. I've been doing this for over three months now, and I'm feeling great. I realise that anything I do is going to take years, which means that I have to do something that I can keep up for years. Eating 750 calories a day is not something I'm going to keep up for years. And, at some point in those years, I am going to eat a cookie, have a piece of pizza, and go out with friends to a restaurant where things are not diet-friendly. I need to be realistic about that, and not let it kill me. So far, so good. I'm doing Fat Smash, and what's more important is that I feel like this is something I can keep up. I feel so much more energetic. I allow myself cheats quite frequently because that's what makes it sustainable. I feel SO GOOD. Can I just say that again? I FEEL SO GOOD. I am focusing on being healthy NOW. This is what gets me back to the gym now. This is what keeps me going. I'm not exhausted, I don't have low blood sugar. I feel good.


I am a 36 year-old living and working in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Currently single with no children of my own, but I am very actively involved with my neices (ages 9 and 10). My career (executve in a global company) keeps me busy and requires me to travel quite a bit - which can be a challenge with weight loss. I have been struggling with my weight since I've been 12 or 13 years old. I lost approx. 70 lbs on Weight Watchers a few years ago, but gained it all back (plus quite a few more pounds). I recently re-committed to the Weight Watchers program to finally lose this weight.





Grad student. Into cats, music, general silliness, reading, travel, blah blah blah.


I'm 42, happily divorced for 8 years. Wanting to have a relationship again but who wants a girlfriend who looks perpetually pregnant? I'm an RN. I have 4 kids ages 14 to 21. My midsection/lower abdomen is my biggest problem but it's starting to go everywhere. I am 5'9" and weigh 277 lbs.


I am 19 years old. I am currently 220. I use to be in the best shape and I looked awesome! Depression ruined me. And I gained 70 pounds within 5 months. I am in a relationship with a wonderful guy. He treats me like i'm the prettiest girl to walk the face of the earth. I want to be able to go out to dinner with him and not wear sweatpants. I wear sweatpants in the summer! It hides my weight so well.





I am 58, an elementary teacher, mother of two grown children, and wife. When school is in session it is my life. I love teaching and spending the day with my class. In fact, I can't imagine doing anything else, but I've had to learn to make myself a priority. In order to lose weight and have time to exercise, I've had to say, "this is enough for today". I 've battled my weight for most of my life and have lost many times only to gain it back.


Own business. Lately working way too much.Like, all day from morning til 10:30 at night, and usually some part of the weekend for a 20 year old business. Not making time for exercise or healthy meal making. Loving husband who is ill with chronic disorder and unable to work -yet, fabulous company and love. I love to read, garden and lots of other things.


I'm a graduate student needing to lose 100 lbs. I lost the weight before, but made unhealthy choices during weightloss and weight gain. This time around, I want to make healthy choices and stop abusing my body.


My real name is Laurie....I am a mom of three teenagers, (hence the stress eating) wife to a husband who is on the road constantly and diabetic. I am an emotional eater and tend to binge when stress hits the fan. I have lost 33 lbs so far and have been exercising at a gym for 3 months now. I like a challenge and after quitting smoking, graduating highschool and college this is the final challege I would like to personally attain. I am near the end of child raising and having started out quite young the husband and I would like to travel and have some of our own personal dreams come true. So....not wanting to see the world from a hotel room cause I am too large to walk around Italy, England, Europe.....I have decided in the next 4 years before I turn 40 and can travel freely I will be getting myself into the best shape possible.


I am a single mom with two beautiful daughters. I work in a local securities firm and enjoy working in my yard, going to the beach, and working out at the gym


I am presently 52 will be 53 on Sept 7th. I am a divorced parent of two both of whmo are grown one still at home and I am a proud new grandparent which has given more motivation to reach this healthy goal.


I am 26 and have been over weight all of my life. Last summer I was at the 190lb range and was feeling pretty good about the weight I had lost. Unfournatly I started on a medication that has caused me to gain a ton of weight in a short amount of time, I am now at the 240lb range and am tired of none of my clothes fitting me.











Mom of 4 chlldren 8-20 years of age. Works full time RN disease management.


I am 30 years old and have been married for 5 years. I am looking forward to starting a new phase in my life by ending my "career" and starting a family.


I have no more excuses but i do have a total commitment. i am 53 and been married for 35 years


36 year old. Love to travel and spend time with friends and family. Enjoy volleyball & reading. Learing to Kayak!


Age 58. Two grown children. Retired.


34. Single. LMP/OTA. Work full time and student. Mom to one Chihauhua and two cats. I like to read, quilt, be outside, make jewelry and tons of other stuff I often don't really have time for.


My name is Julie, I am 45 years old and I have 6 children from age 5 to 20. I am married, 22 years this August. I teach preschool during the school year and freelance technical writing from home. My youngest started Kindergarten this past fall and for the first time in 20 years I do not have a small child at home all day. This is the year I regain my shape!














Shy...and a little intimidated by this.


I've been fat since I was a toddler, was obese by elementary school, and hit morbid obesity at puberty. Now in my mid-40s, with full-blown metabolic syndrome, I love my family too much not to put my energy into changing my life so I can survive and be there for them. I'm coming out of a grieving time and am working hard to reinvent myself.


I'm 16 and I weigh 257 lbs. 5'8". I plan on losing 120 lbs. before the beginnng of 2008 when I plan on getting my first waitress job.


I am a medical professional with a stressful busy job . I have two children , one is a college student and one is 14 years . I live with my partner who is also a professional.


I'm 35, single and an actress (with a day job) in Los Angeles. I've been overweight since I was 12, darn you puberty!!! I have two newly adopted kittens, just learned how to knit, and watch WAAAAY to much reality tv. Why yes, I am on my way to becoming the "crazy cat lady" in my neighborhood.





diagnosed with PCOS about a year go. lost 30 lbs very quickly. but haven't lost anything in 9 months.


I am a 22 recent college graduate. I work at a newspaper. I am pretty outgoing and can make anything fun. I let all the lunchhall banquet style food get to me while at college.


I am a 37 year old female who is a wedding florist. I am trying to see if I can break into the field of nursing and have taken classes already. I feel that diet plans do not work for me. I find the thought of setting foot onto the weight scale dreadful. I remember when I use to go on 20-45 mile bike rides and be more involved in the community. I use to help out in the CA. AIDS Ride. I was in good shape and not overweight. My lifestyle took a 180 degree turn from being athletic to being sedentary by becoming complacent when I lived by myself in a very gay friendly neighborhood called Noe Valley in SF.


I am a 26 year old accountant/financial analyst. I got married in January 2007. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have lost weight before on Weight Watchers, but I always gain it back, plus some. My highest weight was 278. I have lost 13 pounds on my own, but I have re-started Weight Watchers with my co-workers. I need a lot of accountability. I am finally ready to lose this weight. I know it will take time, but I am completely committed.





I'm 29 and just recently decided to join the military But I need to lose about 50 more lbs. by the end of the year.I have lost about 38 lbs. since the first of May.


I love food. I don't eat alot of food I just eat the wrong foods. I don't have a problem eating healthy foods, I just don't like preparing the food. I will excercise but I get bored easily.


Im a single stay at home mom with my own business. I just turned 28 and I dont want to go into my 30s fat.


I am a mother of two. One teenager, and one child who is in elementry school. I have been married to my highschool sweetheart for many years. I am a nurse. I am going back to school in a week after being out for 15 years, to better my career opportunities.


I am 5'10'', around 340 lbs and have never been thin but weighed about 180'sh in high school soon in the 200's in my early 20's and yoyo-ed to a hight of 312 bouncing from 260 to 312 from 96-2006. Since last winter my weight creeped higher and higher with leg swelling and circulation problems I have just suddenly gotten bigger and bigger. It is scary and I am ready to make a change. It has been difficult to be consistant. I have an 8 year old. I am married to my second husband and he has no kids. We have been together 4 years and he is very anxious to have a child with me. At 33, I can't allow my weight to hold me back.


I am 48, a cancer survivor, single. I work 2 jobs, and visit my mother in a nursing home almost daily. I also have 2 dogs, 2 cats and am very active in my church. Needless to say, I really have to carve out time to take proper care of myself


Married, 2 kids 17 and 10, business owner, 44, educated but unmotivated, highly stressed.





I have battled my weight my entire life... I am already down 100 lbs and just need a little outside motivation to help me push through the rest of the unneed weight. I love food and love to cook/bake which is a problem. My major problem is snacking at night. i can control it during the day while at work, but around 7pm the snacking begins.


My highest recorded weight was 252 lbs. This picture was recently taken of my friend and I. People don't realize that I'm over 250 lbs. I've been able to disguise my weight by being trendy, and wearing form fitting clothes from Lane Bryant or Target. But my goal is to shop at Ann Taylor Loft, AE, and my not a large, or x-large, or even xx-large; but to wear a size 8 one day. To shop at boutique's and not be embarrassed to only be able to fit in the robes or socks or slippers.


I am single, 36, 250 pounds. Just purchased my 1st place and I am finally ready to lose the weight I have been carrying around.


I'm 47 years old, female, and I began my journey at 205 pounds! I'm trying to lose the first 10 pounds rapidly (for back relief), but I'm committed to losing all that is necessary for my health. I'm married to a fine man, that is also committed to losing!





I am 24, married with a 2 year old son and full time job.





I'm 41 and graduated from grad school in june 2010 for guidance and counseling.


I am 39, married for 8 yrs to my soulmate, I work full time , i have a wonderful little girl ( 13 months old) I also have 17,19,and 20 year old sons and a 19 year old step son. Our daughter was a shock-- I found out about her when I went to dr to see if I needed a hysterrectomy............I was 6 1/2 months pregnant.. and no clue. I want to lose weght so I can be healthy and have more energy to keep up with my little angel. i currently weigh 271 lbs


Hey, everyone, I'm so glad I have found something like this to join. I'm uber-excited about our team! So a bit about me: well, I am a 19 year old college senior slated to graduate in May 2008. I have been overweight for 10 years now, since the 6th grade. I link my issues with tackling my weight with depression bouts and improper dieting choices as a teenager. Since I've been in school, I have worked out more, but am now around 225lbs; I am also transitioning to veganism slowly. I plan to return here with updates regularly as I parse out the beginnings of some lifestyle changes :-)


27 year old stay a home mom of one 4 month old baby girl. never been able to stick with wieght loss. Have been over wieght since jr high and have never been able to stick with wieght loss, over the years have tried many diets but have never lost more that 20 pounds before something happens and I gain it all back and then some.


I'm 58.  I live in Phoenix after having lived most of my life in the SF Bay area.  I am semi-retired, working a part-time job doing business proocess documentation.  I used to be in the SW development business which seemed to go hand in hand with an unhealthy life style, now that I look back on it.  I have been consistently overweight since my mid 30's.  When I was younger I would gain weight and then lose it easily.  My husband and I are both vegetarians.  No children. Love to read.  Love to cook and I have thousands of cookbooks (mostly in boxes right now).


I've always been heavy. I lost 65 pounds in 1993 and kept it off for four years then I got married, got pregnant and gained it back. I've gained at least another 65 pounds since then and want to get rid of it for good.


I am 40 year old retail buyer that sits in an office all day.


I am a mother of two i am a stay at home mom who loves to cook. I am sick of having this weight weigh me down time to make a change.


I am 32 yrs old & have 2 boys, ages 2 and 9. I am a college student finishing my student teaching this year. I have lost 73 lbs; however, I still have a long way to go ...





21 years old, vet tech student. I have been heavy for so long, I would like to look like a 20 something before I turn 30! Also want to go into zoological medicine and I need to be fit.


Im 40 yrs old.Married 18 yrs to a wonderful man...I have 2 children 15 year old son and 17 year old daughter..im 5ft7 and around 225.........


I like movies and books a lot. I am really interested in culture. I want to be a fashion designer when I grow up. I have a lot to say. I think everyone does, they just don't know how to.





I am 23 and married. My husband and I would like to have a baby and I need to get a shape.


I am 52, single female, have worked as an executive chef and Manager at a Golf and Country Club I know a lot about nutrition and healthy eating...a few years ago had lost over 200 lbs and the weight is creeping back on. just like a yo yo.. I had a personal trainer for a little over 2 yrs a nd worked out hard 4-6 days a week ....looked great ....felt great until I injured myself and had surgery...that was 3 years ago. I want to get back on track and get healthy again... I would appreciate and would welcomr help and also willing to give support to others... Life is short....let's help each other and enjoy!





Updated: 9/1/08- Lets see I am 24 years old. I am from Texas, but I moved to California when I got married (March 2007) to Han, which makes me newlywed (big factor to gain weigh in my case at least). I have struggle with weight issues all my life. I been fit before...In the past I have been able to lose weight however once I reached a certain point and I am happy about I forget my battle and stop paying attention then I find myself where I am now... I have already lost weight twice. And I mean 30lbs or more, so I know is possible. I eat when depressed, sad, worry, stress, mad or bored :( Right now I have a battle w/ depression, and OCD. Hopefully one day I will be ok with out depression...OCD is here to stay but I think it will be ok once Im balance. Anyhow I need to take this serious .. My doctor had a serious talk with me awhile back.. Its true what she said: "You can get away with it now that you are young, but let it come 10 years you wont be able to run away from the consequences" TRUE TRUE- She was right, after we had our conversation I joined PT per a friends recommendation I was so motivated, at the time I weighted 220lbs, I lost 10lbs right away, but then I decided to be take a break from working for awhile, I started gaining weight again, after about 5 months I decided to start working again, I thought I would start losing weight, but for the past 3 months (April to June) I gained 25 lbs, so its almost going to be a year since I went to the doctor's and join PT, I havent lost any weight instead I've gain plus guess what keeps me from scheduling and going to get my yearly checkup? My weight... So this brings me to my 24th birthday which was July 1, 08- I realize that I needed to start losing weight and be a healthy well being!!! I do want to be healthy and fit by the time I turn 25 years old then for a lifetime(I dont want to be so ashamed of my weight that I dont even go to the doctor)... which is less than a year.... but even if I have few falls, I know I can pick up, move on and keep going. I got a evaluation in my gym... She said if I have good diet and exercise, I could reach my goal to lose the excess fat in 8 months... which would land in March 2009... Just in time for our 2 year marriage anniversary. So as I said I finally had a wake up call about a month ago, I turned 24, I was unhealthy and unhappy about my weight so decided to do something about it once and for all... So for about a month (July 2008) I was logging everything in a notebook, everything from exercise to diet.. But I notice I would log in to PT for some motivaton, so today (9/1/08) I decided to get back to PT, this time with the goal to commit... Log everything-food, exercise- get motivation, and motivate others!


I've had a long history of medical troubles and failed diets. I always say "ok, this is it, this time i'm going to do it". and then a few days later, it's over. Well this time i won't say that, i'm just going to do it. I had an eye opening moment when i saw what my future hold if i don't take care of myself and i didn't like it at all. I need to really work hard at getting healthy, eat right and take my meds, hopefully i will lose weight. Right now i have to lose HALF of what i weigh.. There is a lot of work to do, so let's get it started :D


Work in progress. Trying to reclaim my health. Need to loose 100lbs. Down 25lbs, but hit a plateau that I can't get past.


I honestly cannot remember when I was thin. I was maybe 5 years old when I started to notice I was bigger. It's not like parents, doctors and friends haven't tried to help me ALL the time, but it needs to come from me first. I've grown very comfortable with myself, and I am I guess an eternal optimist. Guess I'm good at hiding how I really feel. I know I am limited by my weight, even though I do the same things as other people. There's more though, and to get to be more, I first need to be less. I'm not even twenty and that is what really scares me. I'm too young to let my weight dominate my life. Time to change.





I am 34, single (no kids, no pets) and consider myself independent. My social life has gone down the drain and I know why. I like to dance Salsa, merenge but don't seem to do much of it. I have worked for the County of Orange for 11 yrs in the Human Family Services Agency. I am looking to make positive friendships to support and be supported through this very challenging part of my life.


I'll be 50 in January





I have been married 13 yrs now and in that 13 years I have gained about 10 lbs every year. I don't like being overweight. I am at the point where, I don't feel comfortable. and I also have a heart condition, I have had a pacemaker since 1997


college student


I am a 31 year old stay at home mom. I am married and have 4 children. (I've had 5 c-sections.)


Hi, my name is Jenette and I am in Calgary, I am a mother of 2, ( 4 and 7 yrs) and hoping to find a group that I can depend on for support ( also willing to give support too!)


I'm a 20-year-old advertising student and graphic/website designer. As an occupational hazard, I don't like my ass anymore.










I live in Central Kentucky near Mammoth Cave National Park. I teach at Western Kentucky University (an instructor and tech enthusiast) and am married to Elaine. We have three college aged kids and I will turn 53 in January.


I'm 22 years old. About 215 pounds. 5'6'' blonde hair, blue eyes. Live with my boyfriend in Emerald Isle. We love to go to the beach with our black lab, Sadie.





I'm an actress who live in Edgewater. I love my life and want to live to love it! Ha! I go through spurt where I love to exercise then I hate it. Love sweets- total down fall! But learning to eat more veggies!


I'm a twenty year old female in Las Vegas, NV. I stand at 5'8" and weigh 230lbs--an insane weight gain that happened this year, and I can only blame my laziness and poor time-management. I'd like to eventually get down to about 140, but I figure smaller goals are easier to accomplish and I can just keep setting them. I'm starting with 10% of my weight, or 23lbs, and I'd like to acheive this goal within the next three months (about 2lbs a week). Hopefully support and the obligation to talk about what I do will help!


I AM 26 YEARS OLD AND WEIGH 320LBS. I HAVE BEEN A BIG GIRL ALL MY LIFE EXCEPT MAYBE WHEN I WAS 3 AND YOUNGER. BUT THIS IS JUST TOO MUCH AND I NEED HELP. MY FAMILY HAS HAD ALL SKINNY MOMENTS IN THERE LIVES AND I'M STILL WAITING FOR MY SKINNY MOMENT. AND REALLY, BEING SKINNY IS NOT WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR, JUST BEING HEALTHY. I GUESS THIS IS WHAT OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE SAY WHEN THEY KNOW THEY WON'T EVER BE SKINNY AND JUST SAY BEING "HEALTHY" IS MUCH EASIER TO SAY. LOL I NEVER HAD A BOYFRIEND, NEVER HAD SEX BECAUSE OF SELF ESTEEM, HATE GOING ON PLANES AND ON RIDES AT AMUSEMENT PARKS BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO GET EMBARASSED IF I DON'T FIT SO I TRY TO AVOID. I HAVEN'T WORN SHORTS OR SLEEVELESS SHIRTS SINCE ELEMENTRY, ETC. THERE'S MORE BUT I'M GETTING DEPRESSED WRITING THIS STUFF SO LET ME STOP. THIS WAS MY LIFE BUT ITS GOING TO CHANGE. WISH ME LUCK!!


Hi..I'm living in a 280 pound body. It's really not mine. Someone must have come in and done a body switch. Ok, maybe it has been the prime rib and martini diet I've been on for half of my life. I have a few health problems that have kept me inactive ...no, that I've kept, to keep inactive?! I live in cold Eastern Canada. Love to cook and eat out. Food is all consuming...live at the grocery store. I also love to travel and I just make the seat belt close flying. I have an odd life for some, ie, my husband lives nearby but is here daily, usually for dinner. (He smokes, I can't breathe around smokers) Food probably has become my replacement for lack of sex in my life. Why couldn't I have chosen exercise!?! I have a beautiful daughter 18 and in university a block away. Life is easy...too easy. Eat, sleep, tv. I am be ill from enviromental/copd problems, but these could be better if I lost weight. I modeled through university and looked good til my early thirties...then took the easy path, one I didn't even have to walk on. I've lived for the most part in condos...elevator, no outdoor work, no stairs. No exercise. Easy to bring those bags in from the grocery store. I'm feeling really old...and look much older than 50 because of the weight. It's got to go...or I do. Can I finish my portobello & gorgonzola steak first?


My name is Morgan I am 21 yrs old I had a baby girl on March 3rd and def did the oh Im preg I can eat what I want thing, and now Im paying for it big time! I love spending time with my fam, going to fun kid friendly places and then the other normal stuff 21 yr olds do. Im not into clubin or going out out much Im all about my daughter and BF..


26 years old....needs new motivation in life....


Single professional, 36, in Los Angeles. Interests include reading, cooking, cinema and music.


I am 26 years old and ever since I got married 7 years ago I have gained weight and gotten to the point where I have felt I have lost control.


I just got married!


I am 24 years old married to a wonderful man, I have a 6 year old boy and a 2 year old girl. I have been overweight my entire life except after I gave birth to my son I was then a single mom, bound and determined I could still get a man with a child at such a young age I lost 75 lbs and got into a size twelve! I was feeling great looked great and had never been in a size twelve. Right now I am a size 20 and it makes me so depressed. I wanna be hot I want my mans jaw to drop. HELP!


I am a 54 and a single mother of 2 children, one girl 13 and boy who is 9. I have gained and lost alot of weight in my life, but now I am the biggest I have ever been. I need to release 120lbs. That's alot to think about. I am extremely depressed about how I look and don't seem to see myself. I don't realize how big I am until I look in the mirror at a shop or try to buy clothes--size 22. It is very weird cause when I see myself then, I flip out and feel so sad! I want to feel in control about myself and my life and I think the two go hand in hand. I am not working and am trying very unenergeticaly to look for work. I am always tired from eating and feel like a failure in aaalll areas of my life. I believe one win in controling my morbid thoughts and food will strecth far but I'm having trouble getting started--one day to begin!





I am a 36 year old, Disabled Gulf War Veteran. Right now I weigh 250lb and I am 5'7". I have a bad back and bursitus in both hips... pain is an everyday struggle along with PTSD and Sever Bi-Polar disorder. I am my own three ring circus! =) A lot of the medications that I take cause weight gain, but so do the peanut M&Ms and chocolate that I love and crave!


I am different because I am not affected by the things most people are affected by. I have the patience of even the most patient animal. I dont smoke although I have in the past and I drink socially although I will be stopping that soon. I hardly ever eat pork although I will be cutting that out completely as well (switching to a vegeterian diet once my first Master Cleanse is complete and a Vegan diet once my 3rd or 4th Master Cleanse is complete)


I just turned 50, I was a single parent for 16 years and now my child is off to college. The weight sort of snuck up on me. I was the best shape of my life when I got divorved I weighed 150 but i had a six pack and wore a size six. I just looked in the mirror and almost dropped dead. I have been so busy making sure everyone (My ex husband,daughter , bosses)are happy I forgot about me. but now Im ready Hopefully it is not too late








I'm a 21 yearold female. I go to college, work, and live with my boyfriend. With all of these factors controlling my weight has not been easy. I realize its time for a change.


I'm 41, I've been married over 24 years and we have 1 son who is almost 20.


I am 5'6 and I currently weigh 245lbs. The heaviest I have been in my life. I don't feel like myself anymore. I am trying to get back to the old me. I am trying to find that beautiful girl I used to know.





I am in my 30's and am 340 pounds. I have a family and am happily married. I really need to fix my eating more than loose weight. I have problems with overeating and want to feel better and have more energy by eating well and exercising. I figure the weight will drop if I am doing the right things.


Single mother of 3,love to read,play mmorpg games,research genealogy and so much more











Two sport athlete in college. I weighed 210 pounds at graduation and was in great shape. That was 10 years ago. I have a beautiful wife and 3 perfect children ages 3 and under. My career track could not be better, but as my income has risen, so has my pant size. I am now 311 pounds and I need to change my eating habits before I lose everything I have been blessed to gain.


I am a 40 year old mother of two daughters. I want to be around for them as they grow older!


I am 22 years old and work as a waitress. I feel like my life is out of control in almost every way possible. I have decided that it is time for me to take my life back into my hands instead of letting it spiral out of control. The first thing I am tackling is my weight. I weight 240 pounds and hate almost every pound of it. I have been overweight for as long as I can remeber and I think every person should experience what it is like to be in shape so now it is my turn. Once I get there I will stay there!


I am 20 years old. I currently live with my boyfriend of 3 years and we raise our 4 year son together. I am a two year college student. I am in nursing school right now and will graduate in December.











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i am a 35 yr old female who lives in Australia. i weigh a good 213 lbs, which is healthy if i were a gorilla or a baby elephant lol. my man loves the way i am, but i know that i can do with shedding some pounds. ive only just learnt to drink water, thats taken me 30 years to do, and learn to enjoy it, but ive also learnt that it is what my body needs. i am currently on a celebrityslim diet, which i am enjoying, and am now learning that what i may have put on overnight, will not necessarily come off overnight. what is easy to put on will take some working to get off, but thats ok with me, as i am wanting to make this a new lifestyle for me. i don't really like the word diet, it sounds like something a therapist would say haha. so i have been on celebrityslim for a month and lost 8.81lbs (4kg) here in Australia we work with kgs. i work nightshift, i used to do pilates and lost alot of weight that way, so as i work nightshift, i have decided to go back to pilates.


RoUnD PeG GiRl iN a TrIaNgLe wOrLd Heeeeeeellllllllllllooooooooooo Central! Thanks for reading my ad, I'm not very good at this sort of thing but here goes nothing! I am 44 with a gorgeous 7 year old daughter at home. She is very smart, reading at a 3rd or 4th grade level. She has alot of my feature but they are somehow prettier on her tiny face.I look at her and know there is a God in heaven to give me such an angel in my life.She is my inspiration! That's why I am here, hoping I can eventually be an inspiration to other single overweight moms who think they can't do it. I live in an old house that was built in 1957. My grandparents bought the house that year and my daughter is the 4th generation of my family to live in the house.Pretty cool right? That sort of thing never happens anymore. I affectionately call it the money pit! lol But it is full of old charm and grace with its hardwood floors, knotty pine paneling in some rooms but it is WAY to big for just the two of us.We had a kitchen fire a few months back and the kitchen is a work in progress. I redid the kitchen to be light and airy with sky blue paint and TONS of sunflowers.I love projects at home and have actually converted bunk beds into a king size bed, laid a floor on my sunporch, refinished furniture and recovered my loveseat when I saw how much it was going to cost otherwise! Mercy sakes, those folks make a killing! I work with troubled kids, I don't really like to talk about my work till I get to know someone. I get the same questions everytime and forgive me in advance if I seem evasive. I work nights and was a social worker in Florida. I will have to go back to school to do this in Alabama though. Maybe I can this fall. I am divorcing my husband of 13 months and I am taking steps to correct my situation. Ask me more questions later if you like but for now, that's enough said. I am 5'7" and am what some would call curvy.(I don't sweat it since a certain 50's blonde was a 14) I have big blue eyes, fair skin and tons of curly dark hair. I have lost an incredible 180 pounds and have just a little more to go. I wear like an 18 in jeans and a 14 in tops. I LOVE dresses from a certain store with pink bags. Ask me if you can't figure that out! lol I have been told I am a pretty woman with a personality full of mischief. I do love to cut up when I know someone and if we go out, don't let me have more than 2 margaritas! I then want to dance on tables!lol I am not much of a drinker and don't smoke.I started belly dancing for exercise but only one person saw me do it so far! lol Ask me if you want to know anything else, I am easy to talk to. Thanks for reading!


46, sleep apnea, knee problems. I am a professional nanny to 2 kids, so snack food is always around.








I am turning 40 this year and the older I get the fatter I get. I have four teens, am broke all the time, and feeling pretty lazy. I work full time providing therapy to autistic children. I work parttime ina group home for DD adults. My house is a mess and when I am not working I just want to lay around. I am tired of cleaning up after these kids and they are slobs. I have no energy.


I am 25 years old. I live in South Africa and have spent my entire life on one diet or another. I am tired and have no will-power. I need all the motivation and support that I can get.


I am 5'7 318lbs with a weight lose goal of 150lbs. I have always been heavy but never weighed so much. I have a 9 year old daughter and a 3 month old daughter. I am struggling to lose weight. I was 289 before I got pregnant and went up to 352. I need lots of help and encouragement. I work full-time and attend online college classes at Strayer University. I eat when I am bored. I love snacking rather than eating a plate of food.


I'm 22 years-old, 5'4", and 210lbs. This time last I was 230lbs, which was the most I've ever weighed. I've been a vegetarian for almost 3 years now, but have never been big on animal products/food. I'm starting graduate school within the next year and would love to shed some pounds before hand to keep stress down. I also have a wonderful boyfriend who I live with. we've been together over 2.5 years and he keeps me motivated. He goes to the gym with me and keeps me healthy in every way.


funloving, love people, open and honest. I really need help, and looking forward to helping others.








Hi, I used to weight in at 340 pounds. In the last two years I have managed to lose 80 pounds, which puts me at 260 pounds. My goal is to reach 155-160 pounds by next Autumn sometime.





I'm 31. I've gone through some dieting ups and downs over the years and I finally want to journey to weight loss by changing one habit at a time. I work for full-time in ministry. It is a busy job that I really enjoy. This takes up a full work day, plus lots of volunteer time as well. This leads me to eat food on the run and rush from one activity to another. I realized that by allowing life to dictate my time I'm not truly taking control and using my time as wisely as I'd like. In addition to weight loss, I'd also like to work on planning and managing my time better.


I'm 5'5", 31, and 208lbs. I was 225 lbs in March, lost 20lb, then gained a few back. I try to workout six days a week (moderately) but it's hard to be motivated with work schedule and being a graduate student. Why do I have so little will power?? History: March '07: 225lb, 41% body fat December '07: 205lb, 40% body fat, BMI: 34 January '08: 208 lb, 38% body fat February '08: 202 lb, 41% body fat





I am 20 years old and a sophomore college student. I am 5'6" and I weigh an embarrassing 240 lbs. I want to lose at least 100 lbs. i would like to lose it within a year but i know that will be terribly difficult to do especially with my work and class schedule. So i am shooting for at least the next two years. I have always been a lil heavy for my age, now more so then ever. the doctors say i am just heavily overweight i havent hit the obese mark yet but i do not plan on doing that...obviously! I have some energy but i need more especially for my age... My knees were not a prob until three years ago when my right knee bone colided with my knee cap when i was playing softball. Also at the begining of 2007 i had gotten into a car accident and my left knee colided with the steering column.. ouch! now both knees burt almost all the time and i think my weight has something to do with it besides the accidents i was in. But i need help!!!!


I’m a 17 year old girl that has technically dropped out of high school at the moment from health problems. I was not I big girl as a child just about 20 pounds over weight at the max. At 12 I just started putting on weight I was probably 4'10" 120 pounds and in 5 years I gained 100 pounds I’ve always been short though, I’m about 5'2" hoping to hit 5'3" by my 18 birthday. But I’m 220-225 pounds we don't keep a scale in the house so I never know exactly, but I'm a vegetarian which doesn't make weight lose any easier, but it's a healthier kinder diet in my opinion. I just found out today that most of my medical problems have to do with my weight, big surprise there, but that's when I found this site and I hope it can help.


I am 36 yrs old. I weigh 244 #'s and I am 5'2" tall. I have an apple shape, so all my fat is right in the middle! I have been the Mom to my 4 step- children for the last 14 yrs. They are now 14, 19, 21, and 22. And I have 3 children with my husband. They are 3, 9, and 11. I also work part-time. I have been fighting my weight my whole life. I started to diet in 8th grade. I have lost 50+ lbs. at least 6 times.





I am about 280lbs. I wear a size 24/26 jean I don't want to have to shop at special stores anymore to find clothing that looks good. My boyfriend has added to my lethargy in regard to losing weight. I think I stayed trimmer while single simply because I was single and didn't have that consistent affirmation that I am beautiful. My lowest weight was in high school. I went from 270lbs to 220ish in about 2 months, it was really an unhealthy way to lose weight. This time I am going to do it right.


Computer/IT professional living in Florida. Just want to lose about 120 pounds. I have a family and we're thinking of moving to NC or GA due to ridiculous insurance and house taxes here.


I'm a wife, mother, writer and marketing rep. I used to be thin before I had the onset of PCOS but there's nothing to be done about it now but to get the weight off. I love to read, dance, write (of course), learn new things and laugh. If something makes me laugh a lot I'll probably love it forever.


I'm a SAHM of three, a wife, a full-time college student, and an aspiring novelist...and not always in that order. I've always struggled with my weight, but since staying home while pregnant with my last child two and a half years ago, things have really gotten out of control. I need help!


I'm a software developer and sit behind a computer all day. Then I come home and sit behind a computer and play games all night. Not the best I know. I have always been fat and about 4 1/2 years ago I done something about it, I lost 106lbs. However after going through some life stuff, I put all my weight back on. I now weigh 352lbs. I want to get down to 220lbs, which is perfect for my height and build.





im 20 almost 21, i have an almost full time job at tesco, i like mountan biking, sci fi, reading and gadgets. i weigh around 240lbs and i want to lose 100lbs.


im 23 years old 6'0" 368lbs 3 years ago i wieghed 280 lbs and i lost 75 lbs within the last 3 years i gained 100lbs back. i have a girlfriend of 3 years that has stuck by my side who has also gained 40 lbs making her 165...i am a very outgoing person and always love to be the life of the party whenever possible. but i am VERY self consious my gf ahs only seen me with my shirt off no more than 3 times. I have been fat my whole life and i was made fun of for it and scarred by it. BY now i've learned to accept it but its a horrible fate... my destiny is diabete's becasue every man on both side of my family for at least 3 generations have had it including my father and grandfather... so i need to do sumthin soon


I've been married for a year and a half and I have a 7 month old son. I've steadily been gaining weight since 7th grade. I was never able to lose weight but since my son was born I have lost 63 lbs and am looking to lose 60 more.


I am a 29yo SAHM of 1 little girl. My daughter was born on Easter Sunday 2007. I am living in Kuwait with my husband and daughter at the moment. My husband works for the Army.





im 28 n a father of 1 yr, i had lost 77 Lbs in past when i was 24 but that was just after college and soon i got into my proffesion of highway construction and also got married - both factors added lots of joy n happiness to my life and i gained those extra 83 Lbs again. So now i want to Loose that again n be a Lean Machine.


I will be 53 years old January 3, 2008. I started gaining weight at age 35. Never had a weight problem. I could not understand why. Doctor's told me I just need to "push myself away from the table." I would lose and a month later it was back! Well this went on for years and I averaged about 10 pounds a year. I started having odd illnesses By the age of 42 I was weighing in the 270's. There was one doctor that tested my Thyroid and told me the good news was she knew why I was having trouble keeping the weight off - she diagnosed me with hypothyroidism. She said the bad news was, it would be difficult to lose weight. I have become depressed because of this and my health has drastically changed. So, I would like to attempt again. It is so depressing to work hard to lose weight then your body fights you attempting to put the weight back on. I had given in. I am on medication but I don't believe it is helping me with the weight or my hair coming out. Most doctors I have seen do not listen and only tell me I need to lose weight.








I'm just your average girl who one day woke up and realized that she didn't recognize herself anymore, saying things like, "I don't really care how I look". I almost had everyone fooled but myself. It wasn't until my mother (bless her) decided to put some salt on the wounds and be honest, that I realized that I needed to lose weight. To start this off, I should probably say that I have always been chunky. Things, however, had never gotten quite so out of control. Yeah, I was chunky but I was also active, thus I never felt like a blob. Things changed, however, when I entered an academically rigorous high school. I started putting my studies and the improvement (I dare call it) of my intellectual self before everything else, including my health. I left high school 10 times smarter but also 10 times heavier and with a well hidden low self-esteem. That summer after graduating from high school, I set a goal for myself, to lose weight. I signed up at the gym and my mom even paid for a personal trainer. Even though, I will admit, it was a pain in the ass sometimes, I started to see results, even if the pounds were being tenacious and dropping by small amounts. Then I had to go to college and put the trainer and gym on hold. That was my first mistake. I went away without having learned how to implement healthy eating and exercise into my everyday life. Needless to say the pounds came back and the saddest day of my life was when I couldn't fit those new jeans that I bought after losing some weight. But that is all going to change, I have no excuse now. Now I am back from college, called my trainer again, and will start on that road again. I took a leave of absence from college and will be returning fall 2008. I did this to really focus on what comes before everything else. My health and in turn, my peace of mind.


I teach fifth grade, tutor, and I am working on a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. I will be 30 in May and I want to live my 30's and beyond as a healthy adult with an active lifestyle.


I am a 32 year old husband and father. My family is my life and I really hope to grow old with them. I do coach my sons soccer team and stay active by playing with him but, its not enough to lose the weight. I work at a desk all day and need to work out at least 4 days a week.


53 years old, female Single (Engaged), No Children. Environmental Chemist. Since 1994 have worked in manager/administrator positions. Long days of sedentary often stressful work. Diagnosed in Fall 1990 with Rhuematoid Arthritis currently under good control. Weighed 112 lbs. in 1990, now weigh almost 100 lbs more - stunned to find that I have gained 60+ lbs since Fall 2002.


I am 31, married and have 2 very active girls, aged 11 and 5. I am 5' 3" and around 240 lbs??? I was a VERY active kid with sports and school and when I had my first daughter (when I was 19) that all changed! I live in a rural community and only have dial up :o( I am definately not a "girly girl" and Iove the outdoors and animals. (Hoping to eventually have a hobby farm)


I am 32 years old, 5'9" and really serious about getting healthy. I used to ride horses, I still work with them, but at the weight I'm at combined with a total sedintary lifestyle for years - I'm just not in good shape to ride competively... I want strenght and stamina, dammit! (c:


Professional with adult kids. Divorced. Unattached. Social. I have had significant health issues. Oftentimes, I feel like I am on my last leg.


Married soon to be 17 years, 2 kids, 2 grandkids





i sing, love to use my treadmill, and is trying to lose at least 100 lbs.


I am 25 and, trying to lose a llittle over 100 pounds. I am ready for a change and am looking forward to meeting people with similar goals.


I am 28 years old, 5'6" and currently wear a size 24/26. I don't know how much I weigh currently but the last time I was at the Dr.'s it was 286. . . I think.


I'm 22 yrs. old 5'2 and weigh over 200+ pounds I'm going through a lot of health problems now I have been fighting this wieght for all my life and I tierd of not being in control


I am a 32 year old female. I am 5'-1" and I weigh 242 pounds. I had my son back in August of 06 and I want to get in shape and loose weight before he realizes that mommy is fat and pathedic. I love my son deeply and I also want to be able to do active things with him and right now I'm always too tired.


I am 30 years old and have been married 2 years. My husband and I have been together for 6 years. We were both much lighter when we met. About 8 years ago I lost 60 or so pounds. I thought because I was put on medication for hyperthyroid. But I recently I have realized it was because I was freed from an abusive atmosphere. I learned how to be happy with myself and stopped eating to be happy. Now I need to relearn that. I am happy with my marraige but alot of times, not with myself. Food makes me happy. I need help learning how to love food without overindulging.








i'm 22 years old I come from brussels the capital of Europe I'm open to join a group because I need your advise ( sorry for mistakes my mother language is french)








I've lost weight before, when my husband was still healthy and we went cycling together in the hills above Berkeley. But he's had two strokes in the last five years, and the "chubby girl" of our early college relationship has now become "fat woman." No more. Late twenties, graduate student at UCLA, married, two cats, love cooking.


I am mother of 4 lovely children ( 3 girls, 1 boy)ages 8,7,3 and one. All born by c-section so my bounce back was a little harder.Being over-weight seems to run in the family after children. My grandmother ,aunt and mother had great figures before children and kind of losed it after.My grandmother now is 65 weighs close to 350lbs. got arthitis of the spine, high blood pressure and many other medical conditions mostly due to weight. My great aunt passed about 5 years ago of diabetes and weighed at death close to 500lbs. her coffin was special made. Etc. I want to break this cycle. I want to live to see my grand children someday and their children if possible.I dont want to die and the cause be something I could have prvented by losing some weight and living healthy.


I am a mommy of Nate and wife of Chris. I am currently a work at home mom.


I am young (23) and very over weight. I had two babies in two years and didn't bother to take the weight off (regret). I am now the General Manager of a hotel and it seems like my job never ends. I can't think of the last time I didn't have fastfood or go to a restraunt for my meals. I am always very good about making sure my children eat healthy but obviously don't carry those standards over to myself. While their eating fruits and vegetables I am eating a quarter pounder with cheese.








I've been married to a wornderful man for almost 12 yrs. He has always known me for be a plus size lady and want him to meet the thin size lady in me. I am a nurse, a mother of two wnderful boys, ages 15 and 10.








being 5'0 and overweight is obviously not a good thing...but after being diagnosed in Dec 2006 with a condition called Plantar Fasciitis and in Aug 2006 with a condition called Intracranial Hypertension with the added bonus of having papilledema(i guess anything worth duing is worth duing well...YAY ME :(.....)due to my weight with the end result being possibly going blind I knew it was time to make changes in the way i was/am living and even though it is has taken me this long to figure out what i need to do I am determined to finally see it through(no pun intended)...I have a 7yr old son and am trying to go to college this year AND the fact i am only 24..there are/is a whole lot of changes that need/are going to be met...so here goes EVERYTHING!!!


Hello. I am 23, my starting weight was 259. I Have been married for almost two years, we have an 8 month old daughter. I am currently Pregnant again.


SAHM to 2 kids. trying to lose 80 pounds. I am 5' 8'' and 250 lbs.


56 yrs old, retired, partnered, like dogs and cats, working in yard, and travel











I am a 50 year old professor who teaches at a university in the Northwest. I live with my boyfriend, partner whatever you call the man you live with, four dogs and a cat. As a child, I was a stocky kid, tall and large for my age. In high school, I weighed around 160 pounds but was very active. After I turned 20 is when my weight began to climb steadily. I have tried many diets and have bought lots of books on weight loss. Some worked and some didn't for awhile, but the weight always came back. This summer, after the death of my mom, I hit my all time high of 268 pounds. I took off about 25 of those pounds, but now I weigh 250. I had a cancer scare this fall that made me really think about my health. So, that is why I am here.


Married with three children. Trained as a medical assistant. Gained about 100 pounds over the last year and a half and have many health problems. Doctor wants me to lose 60 pounds but need to talk with others who know how I feel





College student living on campus - but home often. About five months from graduating. I've been overweight my whole life, but really shot up in high school. I know I can lose the weight pretty fast once I start an exercise routine -the problem is sticking to it.


30-something Manhattan professional striving to be the best I can be


im 26 years old and im a student, when im not in school im working, i LOVE food but it tends to fall to the wayside and its more often than not whatevers fastest.


I'm 32 year old single mother of 3, ages 14, 7, and 6. 277lbs. Im from San Diego, CA but moved to HOT Surprise, AZ over a year ago and love it here.


I am a Native American woman who struggles to keep the weight down. I am married to a wonderful man who loves me for me, and a beautiful daughter who is my inspiration to exceed in life. I am a hard worker and dedicated to making things right for others. I am however too tired all the time and at 30 years of age this is unexceptable! So I am trying to for once fix things right for ME!


I'm ready to lose weight.


I'm 50, 2 daughters (18 and 21). Graduated in architecture and psychology, not much work these days, just sleeping, internet, tv and food. I'm 1, 63m and 112kg. No thyreoid (carcinoma) for 10 years. And a husband that is not a great partner.





i'm in my heaviest weight. i'm embarrassed and ashamed to admit how much i weigh. i never imagined that i would be like this. i'm just getting started and i know anytime soon i'll be able to say how much i really weigh without feeling ashamed. it's my fault that i'm like this and it's high time i do something about it.


when i was in highschool i weighed between 160-180, i would like to get to weigh 140 ..but if i can get to 160 i would be happy ..seeing as i weigh 265 right now . iam pretty much inactive ..i want to be more active and in better health. i quit smoking 06/07...so now the natural next step would be to take care of my health ..start eating right and exercising more .





I am 50 yrs old, have 2 teenage children. I work at a desk all day long in a physicians office. My 2 children have developed some of my habits and I want to be a role model & take off my wieght & in turn they too will want to become healthy.











I am a 37 year old male. I have 4 daughters. I have been married 16 years.








im a christian stay at home mom to 3 beautiful kids love being at home but its hard to get away from food when your homeschooling lol





I just love to eat (i am not going to lie and no, i have never been abused-i just love to eat)!!!!!!!!!!! I especially enjoy going to restaurants like chillies, red lobster and fast food ( that's my downfall) I am a full time college student and i am usually surrounded by skinny people who eat fast food all the time, I just give in almost always, please help me somebody-i need encouragement and motivation (i am embarresed to tell anyone)


Quickly approaching my quarter centennial and I'm tired of the same life style I've always lived. I've begun eating loads better but the physical exercise is something to be desired. I'd love to be a gym bug and be able to job without the jiggle.


I have tried many diets and I loose some weight but then I stop and regain the weight.











Im 16 years of age and i am in the 10th grade. i live with my mom and my lil sis!! i work and go to school! i workout when i can and i walk as much as possibe!


Grew up a little thick, but really ballooned after I stopped playing sports in HS. I did not slow down the incoming calories, and really stopped burning calories.


I'm a 40 year old, married, mother of three, two boys and one girl (13,6,2). I work in the medical field as a Surgical Tech. I work 12 hour days and it makes it hard to schedule eating right sometimes. I have been heavy for most of my life. I lost 50 pounds about 13 years ago and know what I need to do. I've heard that's it's harder to lost after 40.


I'm from the states but living in Japan. I've always struggled with my weight, but I was pretty happy with my size when I came to Japan. I've gained about 40 kilos in the last year and a half. I have no energy and can't fit into the clothes I brought.





I am 34 year old. I have one son (age 14). I am a technical analyst. In other words, I sit at a desk for 40 hours. Not much movement involved.


I am a 21 year old girl and I have asthma.I am 5'4 and I waigh 317 and I know I should not be that much. My boyfriend wants me to be healthy so we can travel together but I try and nothing is helping. The foods I like are so good and once I start to sit I don't want to get up. And my asthma holds me back from alot. Please some one help me I an' stand this anymore.


I am a 33 year old father of two living in Chicago. A busy schedule makes it hard to exercise, and difficult to slow down and eat healthy. I enjoy live music, movies, and geocaching (which is one of the few things that gets me outdoors on a regular basis.)


I am 38 years old and weight 255 lbs. I am an Administrative Assistant and enjoy my job. I love to write and bellydance, jog and walk. I have NOOOO self esteem. My mother is currently going through chemo so things in my life are kinda unnerving. I think I need support and know that I have a place I can go and write what is going on with my eating habits, workout habits and overall how I am feeling and such.





I'm an editor at a newspaper, age 37, happily married with no kids. I've always been the fun, fat best friend. Weighed 170 when I graduated high school 20 years ago. I'm one of those people who's gained and lost the same 45 pounds multiple times over the past 10 years. In the middle of January I realized I was up to 252 ... my highest ever, and have begun the descent yet again. As of this morning I was 241. But the question becomes, how do I get where I should be, once and for all, and stay there?


I am 58 years old. Was a teacher for 18 years, and now I stay at home with my 2 and 1/2 year old granddaughter Hailey. She is the love of my life and I want to be around for her, and not dead from an obestiy related illness.





I have had an eating disorder most of my life and went to a hospital and received treatment, but after being home a couple of months, I started to overeat which has never happened to me before. Now I am overweight and am depressed and need help with weight loss.





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I'm a 46 year old insurance agent. I have one son who is 18 and a cat who seems to run the place. I'm really looking forward to being thin again. I am a borderline diabetic and I have high blood pressure, both of which my doctor assures me will go away with exercise.








Im 35 diabetic, Realtor in Columbus ohio. Im tired of being over weight and hearing all of my health problems are because Im fat.


My name is JJ and I am 57 years of age. I got on the web and googled "I am a vegetarian and I want to loose 100 lbs". This is where I landed. Who would have thought. I didn't know there was such an animal. On August 8, 2008 I was overweight. I came up with a plan of my own. I called it "Reconstructing My Body Program. I want get into the specifics of it but it worked well. I lost 26 lbs in 30 days. It was very healthy. As a matter of fact that was how I fell out of the habit of eating meat. I did not claim to be a vegetarian until about 2 years later. Ironically enough I started a vegetarian group, I will give the website later. I consider myself a leader of sorts and as leaders sometimes it's hard to relate with someone about what you are going through. Even though I have not meet any of you, we all seem to have something in common, courage. Courage to even share the things we would not share even with family members. Courage is the basic foundation of being a leader. Sharing is also courage, a leadership quality. So I guess what I am saying is, by sharing we all have courage and if we have courage we have leadership qualities. I've read some of the goals and aspiration of others and it feels great to be among you guys. I travel a lot and work 7 days a week. Sometimes it's hard for me to get online but I'll be on as much as possible.I don't intend to keep using that as a crutch.


I am 21 years old and i weigh about 250 lbs. My height is 5'5. I have weighed this most embrassing number for a couple years ago and i started gaining weight when I was 11 years old. I had a tragic time in my life when my father past away and I got depressed,sad,angry, and did not care for the world. I did not care so much and I would eat when I was depressed. I am going to school and work. I live my mom and sister and her family. I want to better my health before something really bad happens to me. Other than that i enjoy doing many things just don't have the time or what I am realizing is I do not make time for them. I work with computers so my main thing is computers. I love to paint,read,games,write poetry and stories, and many other thigns.








I am a working mother of 1 boy. I work long hours and my job has become very sedetary. I am not finding much time to exercise and am very unhappy with my weight.








I'm 59, have been overweight for many years, but in the last couple of years have gained about 40 lbs. I felt terrible. Have arthritis in both knees, and it's painful to walk. Read some research that says for every pound I lose, I take 4 lbs of pressure off those knees!





I am a 35 yr old single mom of an 8 year old...it's not baby fat anymore! Need help with getting motivated to fit in exercise & healthy eating. I love to cook...Food Network junkie...but hello...cooking for 2..not 6!!! (guess who eats the leftovers!!)


I am a 5'5" 22y.o. who weighed in at 257# at my last doc visit. I've always been pudgy and then some. I have diabetes running in both sides of my family so that is one concern. I want to loose weight: so I can be healthy, so I can have children easily, so I don't have weight as an excuse for being perpetually single, and so I can live my life without weight imposed barriers.


26 year old newbie to the world of health. Has said "this is it" for every attempt at weight loss...means it this time! Enjoys laughter in mass quantities... and had a similar affinity for FOOD. Needs to break up with bad foods and start dating fresh, clean, healthy foods. Just finished a 21 day detox. Cannot snowboard as well as she'd like. Notices her stomach gets in the way of a lot of activities. LOVES chocolate & meat!


very self concious....i love my friends and family. i appreciate good home cooking and i would like to open up a health cafe someday.


I love the outdoors. Driving, hiking, soccer, volleyball, water activities, traveling and working. I am a simple down to earth person with alot of likes and interests.








I am married and have three wonderfull boys ranging in age from 10 to 18. I am 5'5" and 240 lbs. I would love to blame my weight on pregnancy but the truth is I gained it all after my last son was born.


Ive lost over 75lbs. Still big.. I need to lose 100 more


been batling with weight my whole life....try to not think about it, but its time i really do something about it......


I'm 44, wife and mother of 3. I'm a fulltime mom who hates exercise.


I am 16 years old who has struggled with weight for most of my life. I love to act and sing and am currently in two plays.


My name is Sandy. I am a 37 year old stay at home mother of three, 2 girls and 1 boy. I home school, keep the house, manage the finances, and other fun things in life! I am way over weight. I make excuses, but it comes down to me being lazy the last few years. I really need to lose over 100 pounds. It hurts to admit that! I will succeed though. My husband is supporting me completely and we just joined a gym.





I am a very sweet person with many life interests. I have been married for 11yrs and we have adopted 3 beautiful children. I love to do crafts like scrapbook, paint, woodburn, cook, fish, and swim. I work in the mental health field and love it.








I am 24 years old. I am in college and will graduate December 2008 with a degree in Science Education. I just got married July 7, 2007 and have been at my highest weight since then! I need help staying motivated and accountable. My husband is 6 foot tall and weighs 145! I envy him!


I'm a 36 year old male. I've had issues with my weight all my life. I used to be really skinny as a child, but when I was 10, I started gaining weight. A lot of it was because I preferred sitting in front of the TV and eating, rather than going outside. I lost 25 lbs when I was 17 & felt really good about myself, but once I stopped dieting I gained it back. I lost weight again when I was in college during the summer because I had a very physical job, but once the summer was over I gained again. Since that time I have kept gaining and losing weight, mostly gaining. I now weigh 260 lbs. This is the heaviest I've ever been in my life & I'm worried about my future.


I am a 20 year old college student weighing about 245lb and measuring in at 5'5". I have always been overweight but now I realize that I need to change that in order to be happier and healthier. I am somewhat active but lately I have stagnated... due in some part by depression and sheer laziness. Now I need to change.


I'm 33 with one new baby and a unhealthy husband living in West Africa for 9 months while he conducts his doctoral research. While I try to walk most everywhere, I don't feel like I get much of a workout as the culture I'm living in is very social and I stop and greet neighbors and friends everywhere I go. Also, if I'm not out before 9am, its too hot to leave the house(up to 120 some days).





27 years old, depressed, living at home with parents, just getting back to work after year hiatus due to panic disorder and agoraphobia. Decided that after conquering my mental illness I need to work on my physical health





Hi, I'm 34y/o fire fighter in Baltimore and have 3 beautiful active children and a spry 62y/o husband of 14 years, plus I'm the eldest of 5 very active sibling and the youth leader at church but I feel like what about me. Problem is I have to get some me time and also be there


My name is Renee and I recently turned 39...my most depressing birthday ever! Not because of my age but the fact that I have spent most of my life overweight...and the last 10 years extremely overweight. I DO NOT want to be an overweight forty year old...this is my year! I have been married to my husband for almost 6 years, I have an 18 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. I am a kindergarten teacher, which requires a lot of energy...and having all this extra weight is not good for that!


I'm 27 and I live in Hawaii. I'm a big music geek, and I work in a bank processing center. It's a pretty stationary job, so I'm trying to get some fitness in my schedule!








Hi! My name is Chelie. Im 22 years old and live in Deerfield Beach, FL. Currently, I weigh about 230lbs. I want to try to get back to where I was in high school, which was around 140-150. An office job, and hanging around with video gamers has caused me to become very inactive, and I want to try to change that. I bought the Fat Smash Diet book, and found this website this morning and thought I would give it a try. I hope it works!





I'm 25, oldest of 4 girls, born and raised on Maui. Majored in Technical Theatre and Photography. Currently working for a small production company in New Mexico. I love theatre, movies, travel, spontaneous adventures, good conversation, and open-minded folk :0)


I was never an overweight child; however, when I went to college I experienced the death of my father and coped with the loss by eating. I gained an incredible amount of weight and have be on and off diets since. About two months ago I knew it was finally the right time for me and have lost over 40 pounds so far.








I am a 51 year old woman who lives life wide open, but is so restricted at times by my size and being out of shape.





I'm a fulltime college student majoring in Communication.





Hello, my name is Chris and I live in Alabama. 51 years old, weigh 260 pounds, have 3 grown sons and 7 grandchildren. My weight is causing health problems and I desparetly need to loose some of it. I developed coronary artery disease, have sleep apnea, degenerative disc disease all of which would improve with substantial weight loss. I am looking forward to some motivation and encouragement from this group.





I've been overweight since childhood and now that I'm about to turn 30, I'm starting to feel it in ways I never did before. I would like to take care of my body such that it will be a reliable one for many more years.


Hi, my name is Chris and I am 18. I weigh about 270 and I would love to shed off at least 70. I am a full time student and work at Target for 30 hours. My family has a long history of diabetes and I know If I keep living like I am, I will be in their shoes before I know it. I tend to be very insecure about myself, I just want to take my shirt off and feel like I have something to show! You know? And I need the confidence to ever land a date.


I'm 26 yrs old, 5'8" & approx 100 lbs overweight. I work a desk job & go to school... I have serious energy issues. Working out is so hard for me now days... & I get winded going up the stairs at work. I feel disgusting.


I'm 30 yrs. old and work the midnight shift. I have a daughter who demands all my attention when she gets home from school. I actually love playing sports like volleyball, and want to learn tennis, but I have no energy or motivation to even leave the couch anymore.


I'm recent graduate from Emerson College. I weigh 275 as of 9/4/08, and my goal is to reach 200 pounds within the next 20 months. I feel this is an achievable goal. Results: 4/21/08 - 283 7/31/08 - 275 9/19/08 - 269


I am 33, turning 34 in June. I am a mom to 2 wonderful little boys, ages 3 & 1. I have struggled with my weight since I was a teen, had it under control in my early and mid 20's, then have steadily gained since marriage and babies. I miss feeling fit & in charge of my eating.





I am a 42 y/o mother of a 7 and 10 yr old. I work at a computer all day. I gained all this weight after I got married and had kids. I have not been able to lose weight but I sure could gain it








I am the proud mother of a 8 month old little girl! I've been married of about 2 yrs. I want to be healthy for myself and my family.


I am 43 and have a daughter 23 yrs old,21 yrs old and my latest addition is my 19 month old daughter. I am married to a traeling construction supervisor so we mostly live in motels and are rarely home--about 8 weeks total home time a year.I love to eat and have gained weight since having the baby--snacks constantly in the house for my husband and baby.


I have an 8-yr old and an 18-mo old. I work full-time as an Office Manager and put in 50-70 hours a week. My husband works in the evenings so I'm typically "single parenting" it most days.


I am a self employed single mother and l eat when I am bored, happy ,sad, angry, lonely.........the list goes on and on and I need to stop


I am a high school teacher as well as a football coach. I am married and have a dog named Gordon. I don't dislike being active I just don't have anyone to be active with. My wife easily stays in good shape and just started a new job which requires her to put in a lot of hours. I want to lose weight to get my energy levels up to be a better teacher and coach and for my general health. I am at a weight now where I just don't feel good ever.


I'm 28 years old, and I was always very fit up until about 7 years ago. I stopped playing sports due to an injury and unfortunately packed on the pounds. I am married to a wonderful and supportive man. I really just want to be healthy again.


I am 22 years old and I have a very low self esteem and I am very scared if I dont lose this weight now I wont ever lose it. The main reason I am trying now is that I want to have a child and the doctor said I need to get healthier before I try again. I lost my baby because I got very sick and now I want to try again so I need to lose this weight not only for that so I can feel better about myself.


i am 6'3 about 320. i was a very good athlete and still very athletic but can't seem to stay motivated to get that body that would give me an advantage in life and to pursuing either football or basketball on sometype of a proffesional level.





I am a mom of two great kids. I am on some weird path to self discovery that hits me at odd moments and I have those oh yeah I get it now times. I was talking to my med doctor the other day and it finally hit me that I really just don't take care of myself. I say its because I am so busy taking care of my kids but I think its really a feeling of guilt that I have. If my kids have any needs financially its them always...which means that I may not doing things I need for well years because there is always a need that comes up. Being balanced this way is really difficult for me. I think this carries over to my weight. I use reasons like not having a babysitter to watch kids so that I can work out when well there are ways I could.





I'm a younger member on this site. I am 15 years old female, 5'6". I am currently on Summer Break from high school and plan on losing a large amount of weight over the summer. I will be a junior when I return to school. This will be my last summer before I have to get a job so I have plenty of free time to focus on losing weight. I have been struggling to lose weight for as long as I can remember and am finally motivated to lose this excess weight.





drive since92 weight225 have psroinis, and gall bladder out. 2 grown sons








im 26 yrs old...been heavy for most of my life. guess i never really cared till now that my knees started hurting. so at 312 lbs i began to change my eating habits. ive gone done to 265lbs. i plan to keep going till i reach a healthy weight for my 5'9" stature.





I am a 35 yr old female,married and have 2 teenage daughters.I am a certified nurses aide in a nursing home.





40, married, trying to lose weight





I graduate college June 2008, and I will be an official engineer. I gained weight by sitting around for four years both studying and partying. I stress eat, now I'm trying to stress walk. I love being outside and I use that to motivate me.


I am a stay-at-home mom of 2 wonderful boys ages 8 and 1. I am engaged to a very wonderful supportive man who I love with all my heart.


Graduate student of Span/Portuguese Linguistics





I am 5'9 1/2" so a healthy weight is 165... I have a ways to go but I am trying!








Female aged 50+. A teacher and I enjoy cardmaking and scrapbooking.


I'm 18 i live in oklahoma my weight as of 6-3-08 is 210.5 im 5'10 i love sports like football wrestling but i cant do those things i love anymore because of my weight i hope that by loosing these lbs i can go back to school looking and feeling better than befor enad finally being able to do the things i used to do


I love meeting new people and doing new things. I would love to do a lot more but it is difficult for me to really get out and there and do so. My friends and I usually go to coffee shops, bookstores, watch movies, go walking, etc. I love my friends. They are very supportive but at times they just have no clue what to do. I want to make it easier for me and them to be with me.


I am originally from Anchorage, Alaska. I moved to San Francisco for undergrad and graduated with BS (Nursing). I practiced as a trauma nurse at SF General (on nights no less) for two years and started gaining weight again. I moved to Washington, DC last summer and am a full-time graduate student at Georgetown University. I will be an emergency room NP when i am done next year!!





I'm a full time student and working professional which leaves time for little else. I try to put in workout time when i can but find myslef without a support system or a routine. I've been an emotional eater my entire life and am working on that end seperately as I want to look on the outside as sexy as I feel on the inside.


Hi everyone, I am 49year old. Married for 29 years and have two great daughter. I have struggled with my weight on and off . Really more on the off with the aging process. I need to start focusing on myself and caring for myself. Taking time for myself. I feel like I am losing control on everything from eating to keeping a house functioning. I just cant focus.














45 years old 6' 0" 335 pounds








im a bit chubby, but im friendly and very sweet..








I'm 63 and began using Peertrainer Feb 15 2009. I lost 50 pounds in a year but it came to a halt when my husband came home from rehab Jan. 30 2010 for a lengthy illness and I began cooking for him. I'm now back at it because he is recovering finally!. I finally signed up for the point of no return program and will begin it this afternoon.


I'm a 23 guy living in Manila, currently im a medical student in my 3rd year. I'm obese according to my BMI. I'm not used to doing sports and being active, that is, most of my activity is sedentary. I love to eat any kind of food. I tried 3 times to lose weight before by going to gym and having a diet, it worked for me last time but unable to sustain it but


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


My name is Ashlee. I"ll be turning 23 in February. Ive battled my weight all my life. I spiraled out of control 3 years ago when my mother passed away at the age of 40. Im now at the heaviest an unhealthiest Ive ever been.


32-yo wife, mother, college student. Gained 90 pounds over the course of 3 years and don't really know why. I've always been an emotional eater, but it seems to have gotten the best of me lately. I'm not sure what triggered it, but I'll be doing a lot of soul-searching to figure it out.





A 41 male that has a really busy life and recently learned he HAS to loose weight in order to keep his health.





I'm male, 37, married with 2 children. I am one of the founders of PEERtrainer.


I am 44years old, married for 19 1/2 years. Our children are of the 4 legged feline varitety, who we treat better then most people treat their own kids. They are litterly spoiled rotten. I like to experiment with cooking on the weekends, finding new recipes and such. Husband & I both like eating out, so finding the right menu items, and eating 1/4 to 1/2 of the dinner is always a challenge. I work full time, 45-50 hours a week. I usually average 3-4 miles worth of walking during business hours, carrying anywhere from 2-20 lbs of ceramic tile. So when I get home, I usually don't feel like doing more walking. BUT I am Trying.


I'm 27 years old and I've been a member of PT for 4 years. In that time I've changed cities, resigned a job, gotten out of a horrible relationship with a man who was "ashamed to be seen" with me, gotten laid off from another job, and I've lost significant amounts of weight twice (35 and 45 lbs). I'm now the heaviest I've ever been. By a lot. I've gotten so big that I can't think of a single part of my day that is not made more uncomfortable by my weight. I've even changed my username in case anyone on here remembers me from my past success because I'm so ashamed of how much I've gained. I'm now in a healthy relationship with the man of my dreams and we've discussed marriage. I want to be healthy once and for all by the time we get married and begin our life together.


I'm 32 and living in Las Vegas. I love my pets. I like to read and would love to get involved with a sport but I am reluctant to try it alone.


I am 37, currently living in Boston. I've managed to gain 130 lbs. above my natural weight due to a long illness that is now well-managed, but alas...the weight is there. Would love to connect with others in the area or dealing with a big weight loss, but most importantly, with others who are motivated and in this for the long haul.


29 year old workaholic (not by choice but by necessity) who is going through a divorce.


I'm a 25-year-old lawyer who, because of lots of anxiety and some depression, does a lot of emotional eating. I've been overweight all my life, but never this heavy. I'm worried about getting diabetes (which my mom has), and I need to make major, lasting changes in my life.





I am 36 yrs old. I have been married 10 years this past July. I have 2 children from my first marriage, and 4 with my husband, for a total of 6 children. I have been overweight my entire adult life. I have also struggled with depression since I was a teen. My depression highs coinside with my weight gain, and I do alot of emotional eating. My top weight was about 245. A few years ago my mom introduced me to a way of eating called Natural Hygiene. The book I read that introduced me to this is called Fit For Life by Harvey & Marilyn Diamond. I have always been a large eater. My family use to call me hollow leg because about 20-30 minutes after eating a meal I would want to eat again, which I now contribute to the low nutrient foods I must have been eating. Whenever I've done this diet I have gotten down to around 170. I will go all the way this time, and really will make this my lifestyle. Right before I got pregnant with my last daughter I ate vegan for 1 month and then raw vegan for 2 months. I really enjoy it, but my husband and children don't really join me in eating this way. So there are still temptations all around me.


Looking to be more "Flab-U-Less".... :)


I work in the advertising field. Have my own agency. Have 2 kids one 11 and the other 18. Married for 22 years.


I am 28 and for years have been srtuggleing with weight ..I will do this lifechange for myself and my daughters and of course my lovin hubby


Hi. I'm 43 years old and the mother of 2 girls. I also have 3 stepkids who live with us. I used to be normal weight, but after I had my 2nd daughter, I couldn't lose the weight. I did manage to lose about 15 lbs. taking diet pills, but gained it all back after I had to stop taking the pills because they ran my blood pressure up into the stroke range. At that time I weighed 195 lbs. Due to the stress of having 2 young kids and 3 step kids, I was unable to stick to any diet plan. Another major factor to my weight gain was massive job related stress. As a result I ballooned to 240 lbs. I was diagnosed last year with hypothyroidism, which I attribute to me gaining an additional 20 lbs. I now weigh 260 lbs. I've tried Weight Watchers Online and trying to lose weight on my own, but I can never seem to stick to a plan for long.


I am 53 and have 3 kids ages 33, 29 and 26. I have been married for 35 years. I have strugged with my weight my whole life. Twice I have lost 100 pounds and managed to find them again. I need to do it again but would be ecstatic with 75. I use food to cope with life. It is my "drug of choice." Connecting with others with the same problem seems to be what helps me most. I did a program called THE SOLUTION a few years ago and I had a lot of success with it even though there was no food plan involved in it. It was a program that taught us to connect with each other and share our feelings, thus breaking out of the isolation many people with weight issues have . Not physical isolation but hiding what is going on inside us because we are judging ourselves and think otherswill too. We learned that no matter how different our lives look on the outside we are not that different on the inside. I hope this site will give me the same kind of support and connection.


I'm 32 and a wife, mother, and returning college student & part time employee. I used to enjoy exercising, but now I feel rushed most of the time & am exhausted the rest.


My name is Christin I am usually a happy person and I strive to keep it that way. My health and weight is getting where it should be. I am always open to growth and learning. My end goal is to have permanent results with my health and weight.


I'm Stephanie, I haven't always looked this way but, I thought I did. So now that I do look like I thought I did, its time to change.


My name is Amie and I'm 31 years old. My weight has always been an issue for as long as I can remember..... even when it wasn't an issue, it was an issue to me. I have a really poor self image.... that's one problem. The other BIG problem is... I LOVE FOOD! I rely on food way too much. I eat when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I'm mad, when I'm anxious, when I'm confused, when I'm board, oh yeah.... when I'm hungry, and sometimes I eat for no good reason at all. I've been obbsessed with dieting since I was about 9 years old..... mainly because a lot of the adults in my life at that time were all on diets.... for me that was normal behavior. I thought I had to be thin to be loved. I'm over that now. My reasons to lose weight now are very different from my adolesent reasons. I believe my weight may be one of the reasons I cant' get pregnant. My weight has got my hormones all out of wack. About 5 years ago when I had peaked at 200 pounds, I started having hormonal problems. When I was under 200 lbs I never experienced any problems at all. I'm ready to be a mother!!! And I'm not about to let my weight stand in my way any longer.








I am 48, mother of two, (9 & 11) and have been married for 13 yrs. I'm 5'10" and weigh 282 lb. There, I said it outloud!! I'v had issues with food and body image from the time I was a kid. As an adult, I struggled with binge-ing and compulsive eating. The best thing I found to get into shape was power walking...as long as I was consistant. My arthritis got much worse after having kids, and so the pain of that has almost immoblized me. Of course, I have been gaining weight steadily as my activity level decreases. I'm tired of being in pain and not being able to do ordinary activities with my kids.


Love the martial arts, soccer, tennis, but do not work out consistently or enough.


I'm a 29 year old, single mom, recent college grad, and just starting my first full-time position for my career. I began to have weight issues when I was 9, using food as a method of coping with my parents divorce. By the time I was 13 I weighed 200 pounds, my mom (bless her heart) bribed me to go on a diet so that I wouldn't be so self conscious in high school. I got to 135 and stayed that way for the most part, for the next 11 years, till I became pregnant. I even worked as a weight loss counselor at LA Weight Loss for 1 1/2 years! I would gain 15 or 20 pounds, but would lose it again with minimal effort. I never really considered it an issue. After my son was born in 2005, I worked out and dieted and stayed around 180, I even got down to 174. Which isn't my favorite weight but I'm 5'10'', with a muscular build, so I can carry it decently. About 1 1/2 years ago I hit an extremely trying period of my life, the worst part of my life to date. Through the combination of sadness, stress and an anti-depressant, I gained almost 100 pounds. When all was said and done I weighed about 270. This is a guesstimate because I didn't dare get on the scale till I was around 250. I got back on the diet horse at the end of July and within 2 months, dropped 30#. I struggled through the holidays but have managed to lose another 13. As of this morning I was 207.0. Solid. This makes me happy cause I'm nearly under 200 and I haven't seen that number in a very long time. I have tried every diet imaginable, spent lotsa money, and bought expensive equipment (that collects dust in my room). I just want to finally succeed in this, and not have to deal with it EVER AGAIN! I want to as successful in this as I've been in all other aspects of my life. I see my weight as the only thing that stands between me and my completely satisfied life.


I am a 32 year old, mother of two children, a three year old girl and a 6 week old boy. I am hoping to lose this baby weight plus all the extra weight I was trying to lose before getting pregnant!


I am 39 and married. I love animals, reading, art.


John Surette a.k.a. Johnny Monstrous... I am 35, a dad of 2 - one is 13 years old and one is 3 years old - John and Tommy. My wife is Masha. I am a very strong fellow - have been a Personal Trainer, Bodybuilder, and strength contestant, but now am flabby with no energy! I work in the computer field at a desk job and play guitar.


Single mom with two kids, can't seem to find the time, energy and motivation to follow through with losing the weight. Heard good things about these support groups so thought I'd give it a try.


Well, I am 22 years old and my family and I just moved to Carthage, MO. I have a wonderful husband and we've been married 3 years. Besides my husband, I have two other little men in my life... my sons Logan who turned three in September and Landyn who is 10 months old. I had him January 7th 2008 so I'm trying to get rid of all this baby fat!!! Sooo I'm a stay at home mom while my husband runs our business.


I'm a busy person. I'm in University and I work. I'm 26 years old. I been trying to lose weight since I was 22 years old (this is when I started to gain weight) I have no idea how I let myself go may be some depressions here and there, but it belongs to the past... today I can do it, I believe in me, and I'm tired of going shopping and not finding anything nice to wear. Last week, I started to do weight watchers... little by little I know I will do it!


I've used/tried just about everything under the sun. I've come to realize that no 'program' or 'pill' or anything like that is going to lose weight for me. I'm going to have to do the 'work' to see the results and that means changing my habits and attitudes about food.


I'm now 30 years old and feel as though I'm finally emotionally able to take the REAL first step in the direction of a healthy lifestyle. I've been doing Weight Watchers for the past 2 wks and have been alarmed at the amount of damage that I've done to my body. I've actually gained weight from eating regular, healthy meals!


I am typical 23 year old. I enjoy going out with friends and traveling. I work full-time and recently graduated from University of Wisconsin with a Bachelors in Management. My hobby's include photography and various outdoor sports such as ATVing and Kayaking.





I am 52, married, employed full-time, working on my masters to transition into a second career. Very full schedule, lots of stress, but want to find a way to deal with life other than food.


I'm a single 31 years old, graphic designer in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I work long hours sitting in front of a computer, bad eating habits and a passion for chocolate.








Male, 48, future author of both fiction and non-fiction, living in San Diego, California, where I lived 2nd-12th grades (born in Tennessee). In high school, I was both getting straight ‘A’s in gifted classes (and French), and a Mod—meaning I dressed in suits and Air Force parkas and rode around on an Italian scooter listening to mid-1960s Brit garage rock and ‘northern soul’ (e.g., Motown), hanging out with other teens all over the city, with friends who were in live bands. I have returned to this beachside resort city after three decades away. Overeducated with a bachelor’s in French and three graduate degrees--in international policy, public management (this one at the Harvard Kennedy School), and then a combination of the two--I was set to get a job at the World Food Programme working on food distribution in countries experiencing civil war, as a stepping stone to working at UN headquarters in New York for the Department of Peacekeeping Affairs or at the UN High Commission for Refugees headquarters in Geneva. (I swear this was not JUST so that I could meet Angelina Jolie!) I spent my junior year of undergrad in France and returned there for another half a year; worked a summer at the United Nations in Geneva; and another year as a professor in Bulgaria. I am unabashedly liberal, and spent a year in DC working in the Senator Kennedy’s office. I gravitate to alternative/indie music; HBO television shows (and The Amazing Race, weight-loss reality shows, and Kitchen Nightmares!), and adore anything romantic like “Downton Abbey.” My favorite pastime is osculation (“the art of kissing”). I love all animals, but am primarily a cat person. I have over 100 fiction (mostly historical and/or fantasy) and non-fiction (mostly political, of course) book concepts I am ready and able to do, once I finally build a routinized schedule of writing. But my health and fitness come first.





probabli a yo-yo dieter, but ive got a reeli small waist n im reeli active, just wanna stay like that reeli !lol


Turning 50 in 6 months, married with two grown children


I am 23 years old and I have the most awesome 3 year old little girl that i love to death...and that is why, well that is part of why i am making the choice to change the lifestyle i am living... About 7 months ago my father had a mild heart attack and that woke me up...he was only 52 so that means yes it is genetic...also my grandfather on my mothers side died of a heart attack about 5 years ago at the age of 69 ....sooo i now have heart disease and high blood pressure on both sides of my family...WAKE UP CALL...so i feel like i really need to do something about this now...i have ALWAYS had a weight issue and i know that its something i am just ganna have to deal with...but i think i am finally ready to start making the change! ;) i am 5'9 and my highest weight was after i had my daughter, 250lbs... when i got here to europe about a year ago...and slowly i have been working on it...i am now 220lbs and i am ganna keep going until i have met my goal! and for once i am excited about it!!! :) currently living in Europe and my return date back to the states is Oct of 09 and i would LOVE to be able to come back home (San Antonio TX) and be look'n and feel'n great!











I'm vegan and trying to reverse years of eating standard American fare. I have become passionate about nutrition and trying to become just as passionate about fitness. I have a long way until I achieve my goals, but I am ready for this journey.


I'm 31yrs old, I play Amtgard (live action medieval role playing) on the weekends, and I am a customer service/technical mentor rep in retail. I feel like I've always been overweight, and I lost a lot of weight, but became unemployed and fell out of good eating and exercising habits, also was not taking thyroid meds





I am 28 year old wife and mother. I recently relocated to Ct due to a miltary move on my husband's part.


i'm 19 years old, i've finally realized that being as heavy as i am isn't how i want to live my life. i'm so young and i have so much to live for, being heavy isn't the way i want to live. i'm not saying i want to be skin and bones, but i'd like to make it down to atleast 170.


Single, female in San Diego. I recently turned 40 and am increasingly concerned about how being overweight may affect my health now and in the future. I weigh 240 and want to lose 80-100 lbs. Managing my weight has been a life-long struggle. I went on my first diet at age 10 and have been on and off diets since. I used to lose the weight really quickly and easily, I just couldn't ever maintain the weight loss and would end up gaining it back. In recent years, I haven't been able to even lose any weight or stay on a diet. I just keep gaining. I'm ready to give up dieting and adopt healthy eating habits instead. However, I know there's an emotional component to my overeating that I need to get to the root of and need support for. That's what's brought me to the Beck Diet Solution and PeerTrainer in July 2008.


I am 51 years old and am a software developer at an insurance company. My job is way too sedentary, and over the last 10 years I have lost energy and gained weight. Now I am starting to have problems with my knees - enough is enough.














Married, 54 years old;four grown kids ( his, mine and ours) and five grandkids. Relocated five years ago to the South after having lived in the Northeast 45+ years...a little bit of a free spirit, not afraid of change in any other area of my life and time to apply that to the weight issue! Also a big-time sucker for animals in general, most especially my Belgian Malinois, Hannah. Very into dog training.


I'm 39, I started gaining weight with my first child when I was 29 and now after 3 children I'm up 100lbs to 240lbs now. I used to take care of myself but after I started having a family, I gave myself permission to not take care of me anymore. I enjoy gardening, reading, quiliting and cooking. I used to enjoy sports, but I'm too overweight now to enjoy it.


Hi, I'm Jen [waving]. I'm 35, married & a mom of 3 [2 are still at home]. I've almost always struggled with being overweight. I've lost significant amounts of weight several times in my life, so I know I can do this. At 17, I went from 190 to 125 in 3 months. Then became pregnant, and gained 125 lbs. At 26, I went from 280 to 195. I became pregnant again and gained 55lbs, gained another 40lbs after the baby was born, then got pregnant again. I had gestational diabetes, and only gained 2 lbs this time. I had also become paralyzed temporarily. I was now over 300 lbs. In 2006, I started walking as exercise and lost about 25 lbs. I gained it back plus some, and now, I'm tired of playing around with this. I done having children now, and I'm ready to take this seriously.





I am a 25 full figured, single, mocha, caramel, black women!!! lol Seriously, I am an assistant teacher, I coach cheerleading and I am a waitress...yeah, a lot going on with little time to TRULY focus on me and my health. I am looking for some friend to help support me as I will them! I can not do this alone..lol





I'm 46, married with 3 kids and one dog. I am nanny for 3 more girls in my home. Love to cook.





I am a single, 33 year-old woman living in downtown Seattle.


I am 57, and have been battling weight all my adult life. I have lost and gained throughout all those years. Now, I am at my higest weight ever, and have the state of mind, finally, to take on the weight loss battle once again.


I am a christian and 20.And i am trying to eat healthier and trying to loose weight and stay at that point.I am also trying to be a better Christian.


I'm a 31 year old student; never married, no kids.


I'm a mother of a 5 year old and a 25 year old wife. I work part time and will graduate from Axia college in July 2009. My weight is becming an issue and I have family members wanting me to opt for the gastric bypass. I'm scared to death of this procedure and need help to lose it naturally. I plan to have more children and dream of the day I will be comfy in my own skin. Weight has made me depressed and embrassed for my family, including myself.


I am a 38 year old mother of one, unless you count my husband-- that would make two! I have always been pudgy, but put on a lot of weight after my son was born due to bad diet and lack of exercise. I used to be moderately athletic. I am married. Hubby doesn't share childcare duties, or many household duties. I work too, although I was just laid off. I am a college graduate, and I have finally figured out things have got to change!


All my life I have been a larger person...never HUGE but always big. I graduated high school 2 years ago at 190lbs. I actually looked amazing and that is my perfect weight. I am muscular and at 190 I feel and look my best... (I got smaller and felt toooo skiny.) Any ways, 2 years later and I am now tipping the scales at 296 which is bigger than I have ever been in my life. I neeed to change. Its hard espically because I work in the fine dining industry and have to be around food and chefs all the time. I need to find moderation and motivation for that matter. Looking forward to talking with people who are on the same page... :-) Oh... I just got out of a 2 year relationship with a man 7 years older than me who wanted to get married... I wasn't ready.... Now That I am single again I am doing it for me this time. He loved me the way I was...he begged me to stay this way.... that was part of the problem.... Now that I am not with him I realize that I need to get this weight off and not keep it on for some one else.


I have been overweight for the past 13 years. I used to be a gym rat and teach aerobics but I have always struggled with food issues. I find that very hard to admit because it leaves me feeling weak but I want to be honest with myself. I am a single mom of a 10 year old daughter! I don't want to pass on to her my legacy. I'm juggling a full time job in marketing, a part time job and raising my child. I'm not the best organized person and sometimes my life overwhelms me. I haven't dated anyone for 4 years. Sometimes my life feels like my life has taken off without me. I need to focus more on myself so I can be a happy healthy role model for my daughter. I love life! Love my friends and family. I know that I can make the change I need and I look forward to meeting others like me!








I have already lost 65 pounds, I'm 20 years old and in college and incredibly proud of what I've accomplished so far. I'm almost halfway there :)


I am a 30 year old wife and mother of 2 great kids. I am the executive director of a homeless shelter which keeps me really busy. I enjoy reading, gardening, hiking, and traveling with my husband and kids. I have struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. I am never the same size from year to year, one year I'm up and the next I'm down. I've had success in the past with weight watchers, but gradually slipped out of maintaing and have gained 80 pounds in 4 years!!!! I would like to feel physically comfortable again when I cross my legs or lay down.





I'm a married 39 yo, live in CO with our adorable yet very needy 8lb chihuaha/terrier Porkchop. I'm a 911 dispatcher and spend the majority of my work days 10 to 14hrs sitting at a computer console. I eat to deal with stress, sad times, happy times and any other possible reason I can think of to eat. I have fought my battle with weight since I can remember. Although I was a very active kid I was chubby. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure at age 11, type 2 diabetes on my 24th birthday and then diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic in January of 2008. Diet after diet would end in failure until I was 28 when a friend got me to join a gym. I got my weight down to 167 and was looking pretty darn good until I got pregnant. Ultimately I lost my son 5 months into the pregnancy and drowned my despair with as much food as I could possibly consume and then some. This of course was not the answer and ultimately I put every ounce of weight back on. I am an emotional eater and a sugar addict. Today my goal is to lose 100 pounds one step at a time and change my life for the better. As I begin this healthy journey I hope to find what I lost along the way an unshakable faith, true happiness, self esteme, self confidence, self worth, and a deep calming peace.





My name is Faye, I am 24. Married and have two children. For the past two years my body has not been mine and I want it back, meaning the past two years I have been pregnant. I have a 16 month old daughter and a 2 month old boy. I now need to work on me and getting myself back together.





I am a 21 year old student in New York City. I am tired of being overweight and out of shape.


I am 27 years old, recently married, recently bought a house, and recently adopted a cat. In high school I was part of the dance team and softball team. I stayed pretty active until my second year of college when I stopped having fun working out, got into a relationship where the only thing we did was eat. Now I'm married to a great man but my job is stressful and I have spent the last 10 years feeding myself whenever I feel bad. I'm tired of being too tired. My husband and I are having trouble conceiving which has also put me down a depressive spiral and more weight gain. I want to make changes but I don't know where to start. I guess the first place would be here, and to be totally honest.


I'm 19 and have been obese all my life!!! Time to make a change.. I'v lost 53lbs in the last 7 months which is proof that it is possible!!! I love people!! Definitely a people person.. and i also enjoy listening to people.. (SO IF YOU EVER NEED AN EAR- i'm your girl!!) I am quite the talker and love to laugh! :) Love music and dancing. i hope to take on Salsa lessons when I'm at around 160lbs... - MOTIVATION!!


I am a 45 year old male who has been either gaining or losing, I am trying to get on the losing side again. I live in louisville, and I work phone support for internet connectivity for commercial customers.


MY name is Katie , i am 20, i have a beautiful daughter named Kellie and a wonderful husband named garry, Im a huge movie buff, i love turtles, and monkeys lol , TERRIFIED OF FROGS, Umm, Im just an aver. person that is in some serious need in losing weight


I have been yo-yo dieting since grade school and getting fatter and fatter. I am 49 yrs. old and need to lose 200+ lbs.(just gained back 50+ lbs, heavier that ever) I need help and support.


27 male, constant yo-yo dieter since high school, hoping to break the cycle and finally find something that works


I'm a 21yr old student, I've always been big for as long as I can remember, I reached my heaviest a few months ago at 17st 13lbs and never want to be that again.





My name is Tiffany. I have a wonderful husband and two daughters. I work as a cashier at an elem. school where my oldest attends. Being around food all day and snacking on EVERYTHING has really put alot of weight on. My husband is also a big man so its hard to lose weight at home. I've tried to get him to join the gym and go on a diet with me but he's not ready just yet.


I am 25 years old. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 4 years and we have a beautiful 3 year old daughter. I work in an office at the hospital in my area; I am also a Pampered Chef consultant. I am very active in our local church and love spending time with family and friends.


I'm 21 yrs I'm 6'3 300 pounds, I'm a former football player looking to get rid of this weight.


31 year old male, presently working in web design, but considering a change. I weighed 135 in high school and slowly ballooned to 235. I got motivated a couple years back and got down to around 205 with minor diet changes and a lot of daily exercise. At 205, the weight loss slowed dramatically and I stopped trying. Two years later, I was back up to 225. I started watching my diet and exercising again two weeks ago, and h ave lost about 8 pounds, so I am presently at 217, striving for an ultimate goal of 145-150.


I'm 30, single-momma, full-time student, & totally obese. :P Life is VERY busy for me, obviously, so often times when I am given the choice to exercise or rest and relax, well... exercise isn't as appealing. As a direct result, I am over 200lbs AGAIN! and super depressed about it, with a poor self-image, and definite feelings of incompetence, which is just so wrong because I know I'm an awesome person, lol. Anyway, I'm here, I'm gonna log my food, I'm gonna make some changes, and I'm gonna see this mofo through before it's too late. oh yeah, and my favorite things: coffee, wine, beer, and smoking. lol. good luck to us all!


50 YO Female who is beginning to have health challenges.





Im a 50 yr old single mom with two chilldren and one grandchild. I have been overweight since 8th grade. I have never been successful at losing weight ever! I may have lost a few pounds but that is all. I only am able to stay with a program for a week or two and then I loose control.


I'm 22, overweight, married, and i have 1 son ( 7 months). I am full steam ahead for my goal to lose 100 pounds with the shapeworks diet. You can only get healthier thru Good nutrition.


I'm 31, live in the DC area, and have the world's best dog. I do a job I feel good about, but won't be in forever.





I'm 28 and am a dialysis nurse. I've always been heavy. I have an autoimmune disorder called Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, which causes a lot of fatigue among other things. I have tried many diets but see that I really need a support system. At my heaviest just 4 months ago I was a whopping 244lbs, and am aiming for a goal of weighing 115-120 pounds. It will be a long journey but I am definately up for the challenge.


I am a 23 year old newlywed who recently graduated with my Masters degree in education. I am a substitute teacher who enjoys cooking, watching movies, hanging out with her pooch, geocaching and traveling.


im Jenn love life and one of the most out going ppl u will meet. I am always out doors love ridding my quads camping, fishing , and shooting . lol one of the reasons i want to loose weight is to do more extreme sports





Married with two kids (6th and 3rd graders). Work 10+ hour days. Husband works even more so I am often in role of "single Mom". Used to be a triathlete. Now I can't hardly move without getting winded. Have been having many hard times in my marriage lately and I have dealt with it by stuffing myself. Had knee surgery a year ago and find it painful to walk. However, I still get out walking every now and then because I also have 3 dogs!





I am 25 years old and have been overweight for quite a while, I topped out at 265 lbs a couple months ago and severely sprained my foot and ankle. I love crafting, reading, and listening to music! I would love to be at a healthy weight so that I can have more of an opportunity to do fun stuff with my friends.





I am 29 years old. 5' 6 tall.


I am 34 years old. I have 2 children..16 and 14. I have been overweight most of my late 20's and early 30's. I have lost weight before but have never been able to keep it off. It has been a terrible battle for me this past few years expecially.


A very overweight and out of shape graduate student.


I am 37 years old and I have been married for 16 years. I have 3 kids ages 15, 12, and 7. I work as a receptionist for a school district. I am very involved with my church and our youth group. I started a biggest loser competition at church, but we have had a lot of people quit. I love singing, reading, and theatre.


I'm female, 49, divorced, empty nester.





I am 50, married, kids are grown. I love life and try and live each moment, each day.


31 years ols always been fat. Looking to better my life and my health. www.twitter.com/goodgirlrakia http://www.youtube.com/user/brightnight02


I am on the back door of being 50 years old. I am married, live near the beach and I work as a direct care worker. I don't feel my age other than aches and pains of arithritis, depression, high blood pressure, etc. My MD said if I lost the weight, I probably would not have to take all this medication. I just never seem to get full. I want to change.


I'm 46, mother of one boy. wife, working full time.


37 year old mother of three. I lost a lot of weight living in SF because there you walk, walk, walk. Since I moved to Mountain View two years ago, and was reintroduced to using a car, I've put most of the weight back on.


I am at the cross road trying to become the me I know I am. But frist of I am a mom of a 15mths old girl. I am a happy creative person would loves to grow but my self confance and faith in my self has taked a blow so I have let my body and mind go. I am working very hard to get it back. to get me back. I am turning my life around and that is the best feeling in the world. I am holding on to that for dear life right now.


I am a single mom of 3 wonderful kids. And I have been battling my weight for a long time now. I have hypothyroidism and it make weight loss very difficult. I have tried diets, exercise plans, Weight Watchers, and so on and so on. But the battle continues. And one day I will finally achieve my goal !


used to be a dancer. injured my knee really badly and gained a ton of weight. 3 years later it still bothers me and i hope losing weight will make it better. college student.


I'm 22 and I weight 240 lbs. I lost 100 plus pounds a few years ago, but I suffered a relapse (A HUGE relapse). I ended up gaining it all back, and then some. I've already lost some pounds, but my diet buddy has moved.








i'm only 21, i'm young, and i'm tired of the guys always saying i have a pretty face, i want to have the nice body too! the pretty face just ain't cutting it! i'm a busy girl i work and go to school full time so i never am motivated to get up and work out. i need the motivation.


I am a 35 year old single female with no kids unless you count my 3 dogs!! I work 2 jobs, and really don't have a lot of time to do anything else because my friend Heather says I am a workaholic. I work so much because I want to open my own business in May of 08. You will never guess what it is I want to open a doggie daycare!!!!!!!!


Well I'm 24 yrs old and I'm a very shy person. I work doing data entry I am just very unhappy about my weight and now is the time to make a change. Well this is my first diet and I will be starting on the 6th. Good luck to everyone trying to lose weight.

















I have been overweight my whole life, and would like for once to fit into a pair of size 10's. I am ready to adopt a new healthier lifestyle: I've embraced vegetables, and try to stay away from white flour and fast food whenever possible. I love going to see live bands and dancing all night. I also really like swimming and bike riding. I just wish that I lived someplace without snow so I could do it year-round.








I'm a 40 year-old mother of a toddler, who wants to see him grow up.


39 years old, started weight loss in May at 335lbs so I could be more active with my 6 kids (4 recently adopted), and eventual health concerns. Once I got into it, it was fairly easy, but is harder during the winter and as I've dropped off the "easier" lbs. Want to keep pushing and get to goal weight by summer 09.


I am newly single and ready to do something wonderful for myself.


I am a mother of two boys ages 3 and 6. I am currently in school trying to obtain my nursing degree. I have a very hectic life between work, school and my family. I have neglected myself. But with every thing there is room for change. I am ready for that change. From here on out I am making more time for me. I just turned 30 and I am tired of carrying this weight around. It makes me feel like an old women.


I am a 20 year old college student, Biochemistry major. I am single, weight 249 lbs currently (A loss of 15 lb). I'm an editor for our college newspaper and lead a woman's bible study.


I have been on every imaginable diet EVER...and so now I will not go on any more.


I have been overweight since I could remember. I have tried to lose weight, but have not been able to successfully keep it off. Now I am trying to make a strategy that I can handle for the rest of my life and right the wrongs that I have been doing with my diet and exercise before it is too late..





Have exactly 100 pounds to lose. Am currently 253, want to get to 150-155 at some point. Enough of this big girl stuff!


I am 20, and a college student. (I turn 21 on Valentines Day! (-:) http://www.myspace.com/mg294 Things have always come easy to me in life. I can understand how things are done, and just do it. This weight loss thing has me stumped, and I am frustrated as hell. My household is trying to be supportive, buying fat free milk, whole grain products. But I think they are sick of me talking about it. I am ready to be healthy so I can do things I like. I would love to go to a club and DANCE all night long without getting winded, or having excruciating leg pain the next day. I want to go hiking and I want to be able to surf, but I have never been able to get up on the board. I want to be able to live.





Im a 20 year old student from england, studying arts and events management and bournemouth university.





i m shekar 23 years old love my biz ad travel across a lot and trip on music here i am to loose my little xtra weight ..freak2partee@facebook.com


I am married and I have a 2 year old son.





I am 54 years old,5'6" and weigh over 300 lbs. I hold a fulltime job and been divorced 8 years. I think some of my eating patterns are from depression about being overweight keeping me unhappy in my daily life from my job to my unorganized house to my lovelife. My legs and feet constantly ache due to my weight.And walking my dog is something i just cant do anymore till some of this weight comes off





59 yr old. work full-time as teacher. Breast cancer survivor (2008)





I am a 37yo single mom of two I'm divorced and has been feeling really depressed lately looking for a support group to join


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I am a 18 year old young woman. I am going to college in the fall of '09 and you could say I am a well rounded young lady ! ( lol that has a double meaning ! ) but yea, i have really worked hard on fixing bad habits i noticed within myself, and now i am ready to work on my weight !


MY MEASUREMENTS AS OF 1/31/09

BUST: 55.5"

RIGHT UNDER THE BUST : 51'

WAIST: 55"

HIPS: 60"

THIGHS: 30.5

CALVES 13.5"

ARMS: 16"

evidently im no "BRICK HOUSE" but i hope to be one day ! my measurments are far from perfect, but i love who i am and i think im beautiful ! im just ready to be much more beautiful, smaller, and healthier !


WEIGHT AS OF 2/18/09
316 lbs


WEIGHT AS OF 2/22/09
322

My weight as of 9/11/10: 326





I am 32 years old and have two daughters ages 13 and 6. My daughters father left me 6 years ago and we have since divorced. Something that was totally unexpected. I also lost my mom 3 years ago. Needless to say we have gone through a lot in the last couple of years. We've moved, I've gone back to school and I have a new boyfriend. It's time for me...it's time to find myself. We are living in a lovely little town that is wonderful, although I do not have family or friends here yet and looking for support.


I am single, 25, 5'5" and about 220 lbs. There I said it. Now that I got that out of the way. I am a future entrepreneur. I plan on becoming financially independent in five years in order to be able to support my family and travel the world for the rest of my life.


I am married and have two beautiful daughters. I work Part time and love to scrapbook. I am determined this year to get healthy and make lifetime changes for myself and family.


I am a wife of 32 yrs. to a wonderful man. I am a mother of 2 grown sons. I am the nana of 5 beautiful grandkids. We lost 2 of those grandkids in 12/07 in a house fire.So I am the nana to two angels. I have 4 fat cats, 2 jack russels, & 1 chihuahua. I bowl 3 times a wk. I am a Christian and a Ordained Minister.I also have a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity. I was a HIV/AIDS casemanager for 7 yrs. Well thats about it.


i'm 21 years old, 5'7 and 271 lbs. i've been fat for my entire life. i dropped out of college. i have social anxiety issues. also, i am sad.


I am a 34 year old mom of 2. My son is 12 (13 in May) and daughter is 3 (4 in November).


I am 59 years old and have never been this heavy. I have never been thin either, but always active. My body of couse is not the same and my knees won't take the punishment they used to. I can't seem to motivate myself to exercise and diet. Need the help of others; I am finally admitting to that fact. I am going to give this a real try. By the way, my husband and I love to cook. So I am willing to listen to any suggestions. Looking forward to getting started.


I'm 20 and I've been overweight my whole life. I've always been on a 'diet' but whenever it works and I gain it all back plus more. This has made me TERRIFIED of even trying, because I don't want to gain More! I'm ready again. I want this. I want to be committed to eating healthy and being healthy. I don't want my weight to hold me back anymore. I'm serious about this and I want people to be serious with me and hold me accountable.


Married mother of 2. Son 20 yrs and daughter 17. Been married for 21 years. I am 41 years old.





I cannot remember a time when I was slim. Ever since I was young my dad would make his fried chicken just about every week. My favorite candy was Snickers and my favorite drink was Pepsi. Two years ago I read the book Skinny Bitch and gave up milk and soda, and I haven't drank either in those two years. I've lost a huge amount of weight by doing that, and also during that summer I took up biking. Sad to say I've gained a little of that weight back because I didn't have the motivation to keep biking after the long winter. I do, however, still stick to the no milk/no pop rule, and I feel healthier drinking water and occassional juice.


I am 16 going on 17 in June. I have been overweight since 1st grade. I never cared how I looked like until I started going to middle school, I started to look good and be healthier until I got pregnant, gained 30lbs with the pregnancy I just need to at least lose 50lbs until my daughter first bithday where a lot of pictures will be taken and saved for ever.








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





i am a 35 mother of 3. married for 14yrs. rn in an emergency department for 7yrs. i know that i am a fun, sexy and energetic person under that xtra 100lbs i am carrying around!


I am 47 years old 5 feet tall and weigh 244; I have been heavy all of my life. I am an RN from So. Calif., I am pretty healthy my cholesterol is fairly normal as is my blood pressure, I am sure that will change if I don’t lose. I recently lost 60 pounds over about a 5 month timeframe. I was really motivated to lose because I was getting married in December 08. I had a big elaborate wedding and I wanted to look good in my wedding gown. Now that the wedding is over I have gained back about 20 lbs (unfortunately, it was really easy to find). Today I joined weight watchers because I really want to continue to lose weight. I don’t want to gain back the other 40 pounds and would love to continue to lose. I was on a no carb diet so the weight came off really fast, but now that I am eating carbs once again the weight is coming back fast. I heard a weight watcher diet is the best and most healthy way to lose so I joined.


I'm 20 years old, living with my parents working full time to move out on my own and start college again to finish my Accounting degree. I have a Chihuahua named Beck, a very sweet kitty called Half-Cat and a guinea pig named Harley. I'm a very outdoors loving person, I help out feeding horses and mucking stalls at a barn nextdoor to us and I like to camp, fish, hike, etc. Autumn is my favorite season and Grapefruits and Pomegranates are my favorite foods. I like to read Stephen King and watch comedy or fantasy/action movies. I like to watch The Mentalist, Fringe and Glee as well as the CSI series and shows of the sort.





Im a 31 year old woman that has sturrgle all her life and has 3 amazing kids witch they are not babies no more lol. my hiegt is about 5'11 and i wieght about 240 not sure left a bad situation and tryin to lose all the extra baggaes, i always taken care of other never relize i might need help taking care of myself :)


My name is Marie. I have been heavy all my life. I think I have become accustomed to my size that I found that it does not bother me that I am heavy. The only problem with this mentality is I find myself gaining more weight and it is affecting everything in my life. I want to lose weight not to prove it to anyone that I can do it but to prove it to myself. I want to be the best me and I feel by having all this weight on me is preventing me being my best.


Hi, I am Heather. I am 21 years old and need to loose about 100 pounds. I was never this big before. Before I met my husband I was 19 and weighed about 150. I gained over 50 pounds in less than a year and have had the hardest time getting it off! I have no medical problems, my doc just says I am lazy, but I dont think that is the case or else I wouldnt wonder why? I am a student for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. My hubby is a pipeline welder and we travel a lot! I love riding adn rodeo and enjoy reading and doing housework!


I am 25 year old female...Happily married living in Chicago. We moved here last June from sunny FL. It has been a feat adjusting to the weather but we survived the winter and are looking forward to Spring. I currently work from home as a photographer/freelance photo editing and designing and painting my own line of shoe designs.


33 year old, single, professional. Just moved to the D.C. area one year ago. I have been blessed to be in good health, but with a family history of various maladies I cannot continue to risk my health and just pray that I don't get sick. Time to make a change!








My name is Cher and I'm 38 and live in the northeast of Scotland with my partner and our westie.


44 year old female,work full time in the computer field. Started Doing Atkins 6 years ago and lost 70 kilos so far. Hit a Stall about a year ago and since then have been unable to break it. Also Found it was too limiting in fruits and vegetables ...which I love


30 year old stay-at-home mom who needs encouragement I've lost 80 pounds before on Atkins and gained it back due to emotional eating. I really liked Atkins and the energy level and fullness it gave me, but am finding it hard to maintain a lifestyle of eating that way. I'm a preacher's wife and we're invited out to member's homes frequently and that makes it hard to be on Atkins.


mother of two and stay at home mom. when i get motivated i put my all into it but its also easy for me to get off track





i am in the uk and have a lot to lose and am also diabetic





I am a mother of two girls. I work as a CNA. I enjoy spending time with my family whenever I can. I love summer weather and all it has to offer.


I am a mom to a two year old, a student and a full-time graphic designer. I enjoy the outdoors, music, dancing and spending time with my family.








I love fashion. That's the hardest part to deal with as a fat girl. I wanna wear clothes that I just can't wear. I'm into celebrity gossip. It's a fun way to pass the time. I obviously enjoy being online. I also enjoy being creative. I'd like to learn photography. I enjoy writing and designing handbags. I've been married for nearly 15 years. I know my hubby would like his hot babe back. I'm 35 and we don't have any children yet. I believe the extra weight and hormone imbalances have made it difficult for me to get pregnant. Ijust wanna be me again, ya know?


i am 18`years old and i have been on a weight loss mission since i was 14 i have always been heavy but confident but i still think that i am ugly inside and out


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


I love in a rural area in Maine with very few neighbors. I have my own business and work from home. Love critters, gardening, crafts and hubby...not necessarily in that order!


I just joined this group and site. I am in high school but based on what I saw in the teen group, I feel I need more mature weight-mates :) (I consider myself somewhat mature as well). I have been overweight for years since I lost interest in sports as well as lost my balance of normal foods and junk foods. Hopefully, I'll get some tips and support to lose a total of 134 lbs, slightly less than half my weight. As a first time dieter, I'm hoping to lose at least the first 30 lbs in about 21 weeks.


38yr old mum of 2 boys 18 & 12, have been caring full time for my oldest son who is autistic, but in feb he went into residential care. Im hoping to find the courage to start socialising again and find new frineds. My current weight is 19st 6lb - 275lb. I have progressively gained due to greed, laziness and medication, I have no excuses. I dont like exercise very much and have abused my body. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and have managed to lose 11lb. As the big 40 approaches, I want to turn heads for the right reason!!


33, mother of 2, married and overweight. I started a diet in February and lost 30 pounds was highly motivated and now starting to loose my momentum. I need support. Seriously, I am doing this alone with a house full of kids that eat junk all day. My weakness is not eatting, its motivation.


I am soon to be 57 and weight almost 300 pounds, I can't even believe when I say or type that! I have had knee surgeries and can't do too much, but maybe when I start to lose this weight, I'll be able to do more!





I am 31, have been married for 9 years, & have 2 kids, Mia is 6 & Livy is 16 mos. I am currently a stay at home mom after losing my job where i did billing & accounting for a Ford dealership.








I'm a 29 year old insurance broker from the Bay Area, California.


Hello, All! I'm a "kept man" :-). My wife teaches school, so I stay at home with the 3 kidlets, ages 2, 3, and 5, and am now homeschooling the oldest. I work nights in a banking call center to help out with the bills at home. I've been heavy all my life, have done the yo-yo dieting thing OVER and OVER and OVER.... I was about ready to give up and go for gastric bypass (my mom had the surgery and lost over 100 lbs, but there have been complications for her as well). I had just gotten a new Dr., and figured that, with his advice and guidance, I'd give it one more shot first, after all, I really do prefer to avoid having my digestive system sliced up if I can. That was last November 10 (Marine Corps Birthday, ooh-rah) when I weighed in at 295.5 on my home scale. This week I weighed in at 237, although I had plateaued at about 240-245 for the last month. Just here for new ideas and support. Probably TMI, if so I apologize. If not, please ask for any 4-1-1 that I may have left out.


25 y/o, female, 5'9-10, goal weight: 150-160, starting weight: 307


I'm a 55 year old with three grown daughters and a very supportive husband. I've been heavy since my first daughter was born, and just continued to gain each year. I know it's never too late to start losing, but I'm having trouble even losing one poound. HELP!





I am 32 year olds have have 2 boys 11 and 7. They are very active and are on the go all the time! I don't have a very supportive family! My husband and his family eat whatever they want. I need some one to hold me accountable.








I am a 40 year old single woman who has lost and gained over 80 pounds. I am at my all-time high weight and want to change my life once and for all! I had Bells Palsy that I was convinced was triggered by my weight, so joined weight watchers for the first time and lost 80 pounds. I never recognized that I had issues with food - I just thought I didn't know what to eat, how to eat, etc. I was fooling myself. I gained the 80 pounds back. Since then, I've joined weight watchers at least 10 times and was part of a clinical study for a new weight-loss drug, but I couldn't seem to commit. I am ready to lose weight. I don't want to live like this anymore.


I love to eat and cook : - ). I also work very hard, many hours a day at a desk with short amount of time teaching once or twice a week in the early evening. I like to swim, hang out in my garden and house and after a long day I love watching reality TV (Project Runway is my favorite, but also Jon and Kate Plus 8, Housewives from any city) and British mysteries on PBS.


Other than my weight issue, I love music & film. I want to be a glamorous hollywood actress. So i gotta be fit!





I'm 20 and 5'6.I'm at University studying Psychology. About 2 years ago I was about 130lbs since then my weight has ballooned and I want to get back down to what I was.








I'm a 30 year old chunky (ok...make that fat) girl who is way tired of of being told she has a "beautiful face". I think this may be a fat girls least favorite compliment...and I desperately want to be free of it.


I am a 34 year old working mother of two. I have not weighed below 200 lbs my entire adult life. My closest was 3 years ago on Weight Watchers I got to 217 and have since gained it all back minus 10 lbs. I'm not happy with myself and am in dire need of motivation. I want to change I want to feel like I did when I was at 217. I know I can!!


I am a 40 yo female from rural Mississippi. (the least healthy state in the US) I am happily married and have one child, 8 horses and multiple dogs. Both my husband and I are in health care and work really odd shifts.











I'm a married Christian mother of 3. I've battled weight since the birth of my oldest son 20 years ago. I've tried so many fad diets etc only to find myself back were I started. Now at my heaviest I'm 5'9 255lbs. My weight is evenly distributed but over the last year my waist has gotten significantly thicker and its well past time to get this weight off.


I'm 21 years old. Female. I'm studying music performance. Its my passion and I love everything about it . I love music, movies and reading books. I'm thrilled that I've joined peertrainer. I believe its going to make great changed in my life.


i'm a chef in st. louis and i'm always around food always talking about it. So i'm definatly trying to find that balance between eating and physical activity...although at my job i'm sweating and its intense I still have a hard time losing the weight.





I will be turning 30 soon and currently weigh 279 lbs. I was very active growing up. I played a lot of sports and was very fit, yet have always battled weight issues. I can feel myself slowing down. I don't want to go out anymore, I don't exercise as much as I should...all because I don't want people looking at me. It's time to make a change. The longer I wait, the more difficult it will be.





I am a 35 year old morther of three and have gain weight after i just had my last daughter which was two years ago and for some reason can't seem to take the weight off.


I'm 21 years old and a college student. Apart from my studies, my main focus is to be in the best physical shape of my life. In my teens I had very unhealthy eating habits and knew no other way to lose weight other than diet pills and eating little to nothing. Though I was physically thin, my body was wrecked and years of abuse eventually caught up to me. I hope to find that mythical happy medium and relearn everything I knew about exercise and nutrition. Any help is much appreciated!


I'm a stay at home mom until August 24th when I will be starting the nursing program at a local college. I recently gave birth to a beautiful little boy and I have a wonderful 3 and half year old daughter. My life is very busy but that's how I prefer it. I'm eager to get through school but I know I need to take off this weight to do it comfortably. I love to read and my tastes are extremely varied. I grew up in Vermont and was very active until I moved to the south. The heat and humidity during the summer makes it very hard for me to get out.


I am getting married in 3 months to the man of my dreams. :) I have 2 beautiful daughters, age 11 and 13, from a previous marriage and I want to set a good example for them.


i am 26 and i just lost my job. i am married to a wonderful and supportive husband. i love to eat but i don't make the right food choices. food is my security blanket. I have a lot to lose. I haven't been on a scale in a while but last time I checked I need to lose 150.








27 years old, stay at home mom and college student studying Radiology Technology. gained over 80 pounds during my pregnancy thanks to a 2nd shift basement office job plus too much food. In horrible shape and depressed. I miss my body and feel like I'm 50. Finally taking steps to get to where I was. I have done this before, lost 65 pounds with diet and a lot of hard work, but now i am 20 pounds worse than i was before I did it the first time, there was someone else in this group that had the same story, i feel ya. I'm ready to get myself back. I need patience though.














i am 178 pounds and im 13





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


I am 27 yrs old. I have three adorable kids and a husband that tells me im not fat. Isnt he just great? But i know i am fat, no matter what anybody else says. I am 5 10 and 368 pounds. Thats like having two of me all in one. I know all about the loosing weight thing what to eat what to stay away from, its just the stuff your suppose to stay away from is always within my budget. the "healthy" stuff is always a bit more. For a family os five going to eat dinner at mcd's on the dollar menu is about 15 dollars to eat the healthy stuff about 30 dollars. and in todays economy you have to do what you have to do!!!!!


I am a mother of two daughters, ages 4 and 5 months. I am 23 years old and work part time. I am engaged and refuse to even plan a wedding until I am happy with myself. I have a very supportive group of family,co workers, and friends. I've lost it before and I miss the feeling of not worrying about my weight.


I am a 29 (almost 30) yo single black male, no kids, never been married. I used to be in the Marine Corps and lost alot of weight in bootcamp, but gained that and even more afterwards.


Life is a never ending rollercoaster and so are my eating and exercise habits! I am a work at home mom who is in desperate need of some routine. I always mentally feel overwhelmed with too much to do, and am the queen of procrastination which seems to be my only motivator. I used to yoyo diet, but it's been years since I've even made an attempt.


i am 19yrs old from Las Vegas, NV im overweight and tired of it, i seem to lack confidence and motivation. i have a really low self esteem especially when im the only overweight person in my family. i am looking for support and just talk to other people who feel the same way.


I will be 54 years old in August. I will be married 30 years to a wonderful man in October. I have two great sons, one 24 and the other 19. I work full time outside the home and I need to start taking care of me.


i have been happily married for alomst 19 years now. i have two wonderful teen agers that i homeschool. i am a christian. who until recently has taken god's mercy and grace for granted. i am ready to be healthy. and be a blessing to my family.


I love my self the way I am I just want to be around when my babies grow up and at the weight I am now that wont happen I just want to be able to run arround with the kiddos and have fun im still young and I wanna enjoy life.


I just turned 20 in the beginning of July and am looking to lose quite a bit of weight before my next birthday. I was always a little heavier than my friends and then when I was 17 my depression reared its ugly head and I turned to food as a crutch, and we all know where that can lead. I have since been able to overcome my depression, but unfortunately my weight from it is still around.


I am going to turn 30 years old this year (actually in about 3 months). I have spent ALL of my twenties being overweight. I hate that I wasted my twenties avoiding social scenes because I felt uncomfortable with myself. With this in mind, I desperately want to spend my 30s feeling healthy and beautiful. I don't want this weight/appearance insecurity to deter me from experiencing all that life has to offer.


My name is Sarah and I'm a 19 year old college student. I have a busy schedule that doesn't include cooking healthy meals or working out. I'm hoping to fit those in and lose about 80-90 pounds eventually! I used PeerTrainer last summer and lost 25 pounds.. then I stopped logging and haven't lost an ounce since (and even gained a little), so I'm glad I'm starting this up again.





I am a college student and I don't always have time to eat right and work out and even when I do, I am too tired to do it. I have the motivation, I just need a better plan of action.


I am a 27 year old mother of two little girls (5 & 3) and a full-time student. I have steadily gained weight since I graduated from hight school and after both pregnancies, never lost the weight, just kept adding to it. My high was 253lbs and I have now lost 56 lbs.


I have good willpower, but I get lazy at times. I was raised by mom and grandparents, never met my dad. I have 1 brother and a beautiful niece. I want to be a lawyer someday so I have to be healthy to do all the things I want.


54 y.o. woman; weight struggles most of life, but lost 100 lbs in high school, so used to be confident I can do it again, now I'm not so sure but must try. Sedentary job, but job permits going to gym, so recently found out about a couple of nearby gyms that are not heavily used.


I am a happily married new mom that works full time as an elementary art teacher. My daughter was born in February and she is my motivation right now. I have ALWAYS struggled with weight but have been generally very happy otherwise. When I started college I was doing a lot of walking to class and somehow made it to about 175 - I would love to get back there. That leaves me with about 125 lbs to lose. Yikes.


I'm 25 year old female. I moved to PA for a job right out of college and all of my family lives in Ohio or Illinois, so aside from work friends, I have no support system in the area to help me out, so I'm joining this in the hope that I will be able to keep my motivation level up.


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


age: 22 Height: 5"7 weight: 225 sex: female


I am a nursing student, a single mother, and a part time retail employee. I have 1 son and try to give him all that I have. I rarely have time for myself and I need to start putting myself first at times. I have to quit giving into easy fast food options and start getting healthy.


I'm a 35 year old working mother and part-time student. I've read the Beck Diet Solution and am following Weight Watchers, which I've had success with in the past. I suffer from food allergies to wheat, gluten, dairy, peanuts, mushrooms, soy and almonds which really adds a new dimension to dieting! In one way, it makes it a little easier - eating fast food that usually contains at least 2 allergens makes me very sick, so I've already cut that out of my life.








I homeschool my 15 year old son and 12 year old daughter.


I'm 5'1" and I'm 34 years old. I have struggled with my weight for the past 13 years. I have a stronger motivation now and I'm focused. So far I've lost 20 lbs and have approxmately 110 lbs left to lose.


I love spending time with my family. I play music in a band when I can, I'm a preschool teacher, I do enjoy the kids. You just never know what they are going to say!


I am a 33 year old mom of a 5 year old. I would like to have more children and I am constantly thinking about having more kids. For the last two years I have been obese and sick as a result with anovulatory cycles, irregular cycles, and heavy bleeding. I hope to get out of the obese range and start feeling healthy again. Ideally I would like to lose 100 pounds but for starters I will be happy if I lose 40 pounds! I know my body will feel better and my cycles might improve with a 30 lbs wieght loss.











i am 21 yrs old female living in hawaii. i come from a loving opinionated family. i am the middle child and if that wasnt bad enough i am also the biggest lol..im looking forward to making a change and sticking with it. ill need help along the way and hope ill find some here .


I'm 18 and I've had weight problems since I was 5. I wasn't fat until I started school for some reason, even though I wasn't a lazy kid. I ran around outside, played with my friends and rode my bike a lot. I guess it comes down to food. My family is full of emotional eaters and I probably picked up the habit at a young age. I really want to lose some weight by the time I graduate from high school in June 2010.


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








I am a 37 year old married Mom to two children living in upstate ny. In the past year I have lost 84 lbs. but I still have at least 100 to lose. Looking forward to getting remotivated here!


I am a substance abuse counselor...lol


I am 23 and live with my husband. I will be working from home now so I will see what changes that brings about. I've already started losing and want some help/camaraderie while doing it. Right now, I'm really enjoying math.





I am 28 years old and stuck in the same pattern day after day. I need to lose this weight to get out of a rut. I eat for comfort and when I'm bored or stressed out. I was on a diet seriously for three months from June to Sept. last year and lost 80 lbs but after moving stopped eating well or exercising. So I am going to finish losing the weight I started losing a year ago.


24 years old (as of yesterday!) I'm going to school for nursing. I love music, cats, and cooking really good food. I'm a movie buff for sure.


I'm 39 years old, married with two grown children. I have been overweight my whole life. I don't know what's it like to be at a health weight. I have always been very outgoing and very physical. I have always worked out, either at home or at a gym.





I'm recently separated and the plan is to stay single for as long as I can. (Must keep reminding myself that, as I am serial long-term-relationship junkie.) I've been heavy all my life, yadda yadda. in 2003 I lost a fair amount, taking me from my highest weight ever of 260 to my lowest, 185. I've been sitting at around 220 for the past five years, except for some pregnancy time which took me back to 260, returning to 220 within 3 mo of giving birth, and today I'm looking at 208.


I started working to lose weight because if a health scare but now I just want to do it to be healthier, sexier & better looking. And not spend a fortune trying to buy clothes.


I am co-founder of The YOU Project, llc which was created to help empower women. PLease visit us at www.theyouprojectonline.com.





I am a 32 year old chemist. I have been married to my husband for 12 years and we have 2 wonderful kids. I have been overweight all my life. I had weightloss surgery several years ago, and I thought that was it - I would be thin. I lost over 150 lbs, but I have gained 80 back. I out-ate the surgery. If only they could have done surgery on my brain instead of my stomach. Right now I am 278 lbs. I want to change my bad habits and lose it for good!


I'm 23 years old, married with no children. Im 5'8 feet tall and weigth 282 pounds.








I am 27 years old and weigh 235lbs I have been overweight my entire life. I am a stay-home mom with 2 beautiful boys and a wonderful husband.








I'm 35 with a 4 year old and a 53 year old husband aka man-child. I work in a high-stress, commission-based job with a quota. Work lots of hours + long commute. Husband just lost job & though he quickly got a new one its at 1/2 pay. Tons of stress right now which means I'm eating tons too.


*****Attention: I've moved to myfitnesspal.com for my weight loss goals. I've so far lost 34 pounds since Sept 2010.******* My name is Jenn. I'm 23 years old and have a 15 month old son named Rowan. I am currently going through a divorce and one of the reasons he's leaving me is because of my weight.





I am 22 years old and I am very uncomfortable w/ my body. I weighed 135 lbs when I was 18 and within a year I gained 40 lbs, then another 40. I now weigh 220 lbs. Which is a lot on my 5'2 frame. I don't know why I gained so much I think it was a depression and now I'm ready to snap out of it. I am a stay at home mom to 3 boys, they are my step children but I am the only mom they have.


Today is my 1st day on my diet (I mean healthier lifestyle) Unemployed. Depressed. I lost over 100lbs about 4 yrs. ago. then gained it back + more. I have a hard time right now exercising. I have had 2 knee surgeries in the last 3 yrs. But I will not make this an excuse for not exercising.





I am a wife and mother of one. Most people tell me I am a fun, caring and loving person with a silly personality to be around. Although I haven’t been much of my self lately. I am a 24 year with a crazy work schedule due the fact that my husband is in school. My day consist of waking up at 4:45am to got to work (at my second job) and getting off at 8:15am Monday through Friday. I take naps since this is when I get most of my sleep. Later I go to my primary job from 2:30pm to about 11pm (sometimes later) I used to be more of an outing person but with the weight gain and crazy schedule I have not been able to do much of anything, nor do I have the energy


Hi, I'm a 24 year old wife and mother, and I hate that that is the first thing I always tell people about myself. It's like I use it as an excuse for not being as active as I used o be and that it explains my very expanded waistband. I used t be extremely active and did sport most days. Then I joined the military and damaged my knee, and it all went downhill from there. My self esteem and confidence dropped following a bad experience which also resulted in me leaving the military all together. I met my husband just before I left and now have almost all my self esteem and confidence back, but would love the little piece which is related to my image back too.


Obviously in denial about how much I weigh.. I am shocked when I see photo's..





I am 53 and work from home. I was widowed 4 years ago and I have a little furry doggy son named Luigi Francesco.


I have been trying to lose weight by my self for a little over a year and have only lost 30lbs.So im restarting my goals starting at my current weight where i would still like to lose another 100lbs to reach 195lbs


Music is my life. I love to sing and play piano. Someday I want to be a professional singer. Unfortunately, I don't think anyone will take me seriously when I am so unhealthy.


I AM MARRIED,WITH 3 KIDS I WORK NIGHTS SO YEAH...


I'm a 24 year old female. I have a boyfriend and a 18 month old daughter. I live in upper bucks county, pa. I work full time. I'm 4'11" and weigh 218 pounds. I have a lot of muscle, but also a lot of fat. I am going to lose most of that fat! I would also like to improve my cardiovascular health by excersizing regularly. I love food, but am trying to eat less and healthier. I've been chubby since I've been about 6 or 7 although I was pretty active. I now realize that it was probably mostly because of my diet and eating habits. I was fed mostly all processed garbage and only drank soda. I was chubby when I got out of high school and then I gained about 30 pounds since. I have never went on a diet, although I have changed some of my eating habits for the better. Now I am here.





I am 23, veterinary technician and a college student. I struggle with depression, take medication and have been diagnosed with PCOS. I lack ambition, drive and motivation. I have had plantar facialits flare up for an on going year now and it gets very painful! I'm a mess and I need help and support. I'm tired of letting this take over my life!








27 yr old looking to lose 90 to 100lbs. I am set on doing this my way eating right and exercising. I have a lot of problems staying motivated and eating healthy.








17 years old female








NYC high school teacher 41yo








My name is marisela im 19 years old from california. I currently work and am looking foward to going to college this summer. Ive been overweight most of my life or at least felt that way. I want to loss weight to be healthy and feel great, do things i cant do now but know i will be able to do soon.











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


I'm a 27 year old newlywed with no kids. I have been married for a year and a half. My husband and I met in our final year of undergrad. I'm well educated; when I graduated undergrad in 2004 I weighed 150 pounds, by the time I finished graduate school two years later I weighed 230 pounds and have continued to gain wieght ever since. I want to blame the marathon study sessions and late night parties, but I know its my poor choices and laziness that got me to my current weight. Also, I have a diagnosed thyroid auto-immune disorder that has most likely been caused by my weight. I take 10 pills a day in order to treat it.


I am an active 23 year old, I have a 16 month old daughter and twin 5 year old step children. I am constatly running around with them. I also love the outdoors whether it be camping, hunting, fishing and so much more.








I'm a 24 yr old city girl trying to keep up with my fast-paced D.C. job but still take time out for myself. I've got at least 100 lbs to lose but for the first time in a long time- I'm rejuvenated and ready to do something about it!


Hi, I am a 29 year old single girl who has been steadily adding weight since high school. I was super fit when I was younger. I lifted weights all through highschool and loved cardio but once I got out into the real world I just stopped making time for fitness. I also LOVE to cook. All my favorite recipes are full of butter, cream and fat. I'm ready to start changing both of these things. Let's DO it!





I am a 23 year old, single female, who has been overweight my entire life. I have progressively gotten bigger with each passing year. Despite my weight of over 300 lbs, I am very mobile and active. I have played tennis in both High School and College. I enjoy exercise, but I don't make it a priority in my life.





I've been a big girl my whole life. When I was younger they felt I was too thin and stuffed me full of Ensure to boost my weight. Now I wish they didn't. It's been an uphill battle for me. I've lost 50lbs on my own, but now I need some more help. I've decided that I'm going to combine 3 methods of weight loss. The first would be the medically supervised diets that are not very well known, but some what popular. Basically the doctor monitors your weight loss and gives you energy boosting injections. Secondly, I'm going to incorporate some if not all of the insanity diet guide into my life. Finally I'll be taking the Insanity challenge. It is a 60 day intensive boot-camp like exercise program. I figure if I can make it through that then basic training should be a piece of cake.


Happily married... 37 year old mother of 3 (11,15, and 16), professional photographer and homeschooler. Need to loose 100+ lbs. Super ready to get things going in a positive direction. Want to not only help my body get into a healthier state but my mind as well.


I'm a 46-year-old professional woman with two kids, 9 and 11, and a lot of weight to lose. I weigh about 270. In the last year I left an unhappy marriage, and am now ready to focus on getting healthy and losing weight. I'm looking forward to a new me!


Freelance Graphic artist & SAHM to 2 kids Derek 10mos & Marissa 6yrs


im 47...mum of 4 grown kids..nana to 1 .....have tried on various hats of what i want to be when i grow up,,,and nothing fits.....i recently bought a brandnew Harley and am finding my freedom and independence from life out on the open road!....now onto who i am on the inside trying to get the outside to be the same!!!


I am 36, married, mother of one daughter who is 8. I have 100 lbs to lose and I will do it.


Stay at home mom, lives on a no road access island, doesn't have too many friends. Very introverted personality. Tending to be lazy, and somewhat depressed. Was diagnosed with PCOS in my 20's, and have been heavy since my teens. I'm currently 36 and weighing in at an embarressing 265lbs, at 5' 8. With hope to change the negative to positive








I'll be 39 this month


im 19. really want to lose weight for myself and my husband.


I'm 24 yr old male, I use to be in good shape and played semi-pro football. About four yrs ago I lost all my drive and went from 250 up to 390. I dont like it and want to get back to th old me. So now im 24, 6'6 ,390


I'm about to be 23 years old and i've been overweight for all of my life. I just graduated college in May and have moved to a new town for my job. I live alone and that is hard when there is no one there to keep you accountable!


i'm 26,single really need to shed extra weight,as a professional if i want to be fit in my job its really very very important





I'm a woman, 35 years old, who'd really like to change my relationship with food and exercise. I get SOME support at home, but am very much in this on my own. My husband isn't interested in sharing any of my goals, which has held me back a lot up until this point, but I'm looking for creative ways to circumvent that obstacle, so hello internetz! Can you talk to me about weight loss goals plz?





Im a 24 year old graphic designer,who has been married for 3 years. in those 3 years I have gone from a size 28 in jeans to a size 38 pushing 40. I use to be what my friends called model hot, instantly grabing the attention of every female every where I went. now Im struggling to hold on to my wifes attentions. i want to drop 80lbs and recover what i use to have.


I am self-employed and so have the time to devote to my--myself and finally losing weight--for the last time!!!


I have been 250 the last two yrs of my life and gained 70 pounds in 4 yrs after quitting sports. I never tried to lose weight becuase boys liked me and thats all I cared about. But now I learned I can barely fit on some rides and I cant look in a mirror ... I need to change. I also wish to become a police officer and i now can't even run a mile I need help.


I have been overweight my whole life. Tried several diets and exercise programs..just simply didn't stick to them. Had success with Atkins, but as soon as you eat real food again you're screwed! Gained back all the weight plus more! I am married now...coming up on 6 years, although I have been with my husband for 15 years. We have two wonderful children..and boy, 5 and a girl, 2 months.


I am a 45 year old breast cancer survivor, married for 13 years, and have no children. I live in Amish country and enjoy cooking.


In my early fifties with a son and 2 grandkids.





I'm a 34 yr old mom of two boys who was always thin until I had my children.





I am a 32 year old mother of one. My little guy just turned five and never cease to crack me up. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in English Literature and am relieved to say that this is my last quarter. Besides reading, I love to hike and hope to use this to benefit my weight loss efforts. I have always struggled with weight but never thought I would hit the obese range. I keep kidding myself about how much I weigh but looking at that number ont eh scale last night made me realize this is serious. I am unhappy, despite a great life. I always feel like no matter what I accomplish my weight is all that people see. I know because it is all I see.


I hate being the one whol everyone says, "Oh, your face is so pretty" The other day someone actually told me I looked like a "chubby Jennifer Garner." Was that supposed to be a compliment. I came home and cried. I have to lose this weight, I hate looking in the mirror.





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


47 years old need to lose 120 pounds





I am about 100 lbs overweight and once I got married was so comfortable and happy my motivation to lose weight has gone out the door with being single. I want more than anything to lose weight. I am now a type 2 diabetic and I need to beat this by losing weight and I know I can! Most of all I want to be around a long time, and I want to be proud of myself!


29yr old mom to 2 and wife to one awesome Coastie. Self sabotage and misdiagnosed medical issues have led me down a road to continuous weight gain. Now that I can hardly recognize myself in the mirror I REALLY need a change!


My name is Megan I am 24 years old. I recently married in December to my boyfriend of 7 years. I have severe lower back pain which has started my downfall of non exercise an lack of motivation for fear of pain. I have no children and my goal is to become healthy enough to start a family with my husband.


im 16 and im over 200 lbs;;i also smoke which makes it harder to work out;;im in desperate need to loose some weight;;becouse diabetes runs in my family


I am a single career woman. I am very drivin and work extrememly hard at what I do. I am always on the go and have many irons in the fire. I work in a foodservice establishment booking events and celebrations. I also sell Cookie Lee jewelry www.cookielee.biz/jillkidd So you could say I am very very busy.


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


Mom of three children. I am married to a man that I am deeply in love with, we just don't know how to live together...and I have an incredible boyfriend whom I am in love with as well. We live together and make the best life that we can. I have been anorexic and bulimic and thin my whole life. After having baby number three and hitting mid thirties, my weight is becoming increasingly hard to get off and keep off. I can't starve anymore, plus I have learned to LOVE food too much over the past two years. I just want to be a happy and healthy and ACTIVE mom.


I honestly need to lose 100 lbs. 50-ish would make me happy. 100 would make me healthy...and hot. So...I'mma go with 100. =) But for now I'm going to start with my first platform: 18 LBS to get down to 235. WEIGHT LOSS: OVERALL Til Busch Gardens!!





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





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.


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





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 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.


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...


Im 23 and trying to get back my high school body





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.


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 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!


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








I’ve struggled all my life with inner destructive thoughts, which is one of the main reason why I try so hard to be a positive thinker. I believe that our subconscious mind holds the power to create the results that we want. I want to be a musician, an artist, a humanitarian, a scientist, an environmentalist, an animal advocate, an inspirational speaker! Ultimately, my dream is to make a positive change in this world and I will.


I am a 47 year old single mother of an 18 year old son who is graduating this year. I was a medical transcriptionist before I started having problems even sitting long enough to check my email. I do most of my email, etc laying on my side to relieve the pain. I am the leader of my local TOPS group and that is probably the only thing that has kept me from gaining all my weight back in the last six months plus.


I am 18, i live at home with my mother and two little sisters. I work part time retail, on my feet. This truly works to my disadvantage, because I tend to get home later in the evening, and eat a large dinner right before bed. Am trying to change this.











I like to think I am funny, definitely nerdy .. and love to watch movies. I am graduating this summer and will be applying for graduate school next year.





I have been fat since I was a baby lol. My whole family is large and we have diabetes and heart disease running in our family. So I think it is time to do something about my weight.


I am a 21yr old unemployed college student. I want to change my life for the better, and that means I need to lose weight. My dream is to serve my country and my community and those two dreams are driving me to lose weight. To become a Police Officer here, you need to be able to scale 2 6ft walls, well... my weight will be my own wall that I will scale over on my own.


Very positive!


I am 24 years old and 5'8" tall. I have been overweight basically my whole life, but I began to skyrocket once I left the eighth grade. I manage a convenience store, not exactly what I thought I would be doing right out of college, but it works for now. I am a total animal lover and supporter. I live at home with my parents still, but have my own apartment off their house, so it works out well like that. I had, at one time, lost 55 lbs doing a low carb diet, but slowly gained it all back with interest. I know I need to lose the weight. I don't think as clearly as I used to, I feel tired and sluggish all the time, it's hard to find cute clothes that look good on me, and I am just tired of being general blahish all the time. I suffer from anxiety attacks and I hope losing the weight will give my one less thing to worry about and the attacks will slow down. But generally, I am a happy person who tries to enjoy life the best she can.


I'm Jeanna. Thirtysomething. 80s Queen. Pop Culture addict. About 100 pounds overweight. How in the hell did THIS happen? I used to be hot. Not so much now. My back hurts, my knees hurt, and my boobs are WAY too big. I not only want to look good, but I want to feel healthy and strong, too.


19 year old female from Canada. Been overweight for most of my life, definitely looking to change that. Looking to lose weight before going away for the summer, then trying to continue to lose it while away.





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


Hi! =) I'm Jen. 27 y/o from FL.








am a 19 year old girl...


I am Ajaya from India.I have put on lot of weight and nothing worked for me untill i found this group and carb diet high in protein,low in carb.I am feeling great Its really Working .Yepie .....Dancing





im 17 and im 249lbs......:( im almost a senior and i dont want to graduate looking as gross as i do now.....i have a boyfriend who is really good looking and sometimes i think he deserves better than i am....:( i want to lose weight. but i need help...





My name is Ashley I'm 18 years old and I'm overweight my boyfriend is in the Air Force and I love him with all my heart and i'm trying to loose weight before he gets back.


I'm Ashley. I'm 21. I'm a vegetarian. I'm a virgo. I'm a dreamer. I've been fat all my life, but I'm finally going to do something about it.


I am 55 years old mother of two grown kids, grandmother of two small kids and wife of my husband for 30 years. I started [again] trying to loose weight since October. So far I have lost 52lbs with 83 to go to get to my goal of 145. Work a desk job. Volunteer on a search and rescue team. Work from home [telecommuter] and responsible for the care of my 79 year old mother who had a stroke 2 years ago [we do have 2 helpers who live in]. Like being outside. No major health problems yet and hope to keep it that way. Although my mom's stroke was from atrial fibrillation, her diet and excercise was poor as was mine. I don't want to do this to my kids. Mom is 219lbs and very hard to manage sometimes. I would rather run hard and be put up wet than just fade away into blobdom. Have buckled down to calorie counting and logging eveyrthing I eat and excercising 6 days a week with a mix of slow gentle, weight training with a personal trainer, and aerobics with intervals. My personal goal is no less than 400 calories a day of burn. I imgaine I will be very floppy when it is all done, even with the excercise but thin and floppy is better than fat and tight.


I'm a 4'11 32 yr old female who weighs 187lbs and I had a total hysterectomy almost 2 yrs ago before that I was around 130lbs and every active.


"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." - Goethe - 100 lbs to go to get to goal weight, but every day is one more day toward that end.


I am a 20 year old female who lives with her fiancé in Alberta Canada,I love animals, camping, quading writing,singing and laughing.





I work full time for my family's business as a glazier ( cutting and installing glass and metals for new construction and such) and I'm going to school full time.


I am 49 years old and have struggled with weight and subsequent self-esteem issues all my life. Ten years ago, I lost 100 pounds in 16 months by swimming 5-6 days a week and eating like a healthy athlete. Even though I didn't start out a healthy athlete, I ended up one. But like many others, the weight has crept back on -- less time for the pool, a partner who liked to buy me treats, a sedentary job. I recently lost my beloved partner to cancer (10 happy years of sharing yummy - but not always healthy - food!). Now it's time to get back to the "me" that feels right, which is me 100 pounds lighter.


I'm 22 and a video game tester. I have a passion for the games I help create and spend 45-50 hours a week happily at work. That means I spend lots of time sitting in a chair with a controller in my hand. My honey is a trucker so I spend the majority of my time without him which can lead to some emotional binging. I just want to look as sexy as he makes me feel. Really give him something to look forward to when he comes home.








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


I am 37yrs. I live with my fiancee ( who can eat anything and not put a pound on)


I'm 5'8, 22 years old, & I weigh 212lbs. and gaining despite my very strict diabetic diet. I'm really not proud of that. I'm not happy with the way I look and fell and I'm ready to change that for good. The eating part I have down-pat. I haven't had ice cream (One of my biggest weaknesses) in a month!


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








I just recently moved to Orlando with my boyfriend. I'm sort of a late starter for college. I work full time as a vision therapist and I go to school full time. I work out as much as possible but it's very hard to stick with it. I love being outside and volunteering and visiting my family down south.








i am 16 turning 17 in 2 monthes..I weigh 210lbs..i let food control my life :(


I am a 26 year old wife and mother who has really let my weight get out of control .


My name is Salman, 2 yrs ago i became fit, i lost 30kgs, 66 pounds. I then went back to my old life style of fast food & gained 33 kgs, 73 pounds. I know that weight loss is possible, i've lost weight before. This time i'm not going to consider this a temperary change. I want to loss the weight, be fit & stay fit. I'm 128 Kg, 282 pounds now, I need to loose 44 kg, 97 pounds.


My name is Tina, I'm 25 years old and married to the love of my life for 5 years. I've been struggling with my weight for all my life but just recently got a grasp on it.


I have four children.


Father and Husband. Love Science, hate my physique.





1/16/12 Tomorrow is my 27th birthday. I need to lose weight. um.. that's al. haha. ----------------------------------------------- I'm 25! I've begun to lose some weight this year and want to lose more. I have family history of diabetes and have no desire to continue this family trait. For me, losing weight is something I want to do more for my health than for looks. However, when I drop a few pounds going shopping for a smaller size will be FUN!!





I enjoy having a reason to dress up. I like food alot. I would like to eat one serving of whatever I like and be satisfied instead of having seconds, thirds fourths and snacks. I prefer sedentary activities. I would like to enjoy the following activities again: biking, hiking, tennis, horse back riding. I already enjoy swimming.





I am... - a closet weight loss blogger (stop by for a visit at destinedfor150.blogspot.com ) - a thin, athletic personality trapped inside a cocoon of fat - 40ish - intelligent - wickedly funny - a "retired" paramedic who wants to get back on a truck - intensely motivated to reach my goals - focused on helping other people reach their own weight loss and fitness goals


Please come visit me at my blog: http://toosexy4thisfat.blogspot.com. I have gained and lost weight over the past 14 years until I now have 100+ to lose. I have a daughter in college and a son who is not far behind her. It is time for my life to take a new direction, as well. I will be 42 in November and do not want my weight to hold me back from the rest of my life. I can vaguely remember what it was like to be thin back in my early 20s. I'm pretty sure I liked it better.


i'm 18 years old and have been struggling with body issues for as long as i can remember. my mother always pressured me as a child to lose weight, but it seemed the more she yelled and pushed, the more weight i gained. recently, she told me she's so hard on me because my family on her side has a history of vericose veins, which my grandma's mom had to have her legs removed for. it's not hard for me to lose weight, not hard for me to gain it either, haha, but i don't have the motivation to stick to anything that works. i've been with my boyfriend for over two and a half years, and he tells me that i'm fine the way i am, which is not what i need to hear. i've asked my step mom to help me, but she never does. i need motivation and support. help me out?


To be quite frank, I am looking for true love, if such a thing exists. And I dream every day of having someone I love to share the journey with. To lose weight together and be committed to sharing the journey. I love sharing the kitchen with a man I love and making it fun. But also making it healthy. I want to walk with someone. Motivate each other. I just always work better with either friends, or a man I love. I just turned 40, and I want to start a new life. And I want new friends, and a new love to start it with. I believe 40's can be better than 30's...and definitely 20's. I am a huge romantic. I love to fuss over friends, and over the man in my life. I truly am a good person inside, and if someone/s are willing to clean past the coal...there is a bright diamond in there. I've a lot to offer. I give and love with all my heart. And though idealistic, think the whole world should be more like this. I most wish for love...in friends and romance.


My name is Debbie. I've been overweight most of my life, but it has now gotten so bad that it is actually affecting my health. I'm a severe coca cola addict, so giving up coke has been quite a challenge for me.








I was an athlete all through my teens, and then came college and bad choices. I'm now overweight and ready to make some changes in my life. I'm 27 years old and a school social worker. I'm engaged to be married on June 4, 2011. I love my fiance with all my heart, but he is not the best support when it comes to weight lose. I'm excited to share my weight-lose journey with you, and provide support in any way possible as we plan our weddings and work towards feeling like beautiful brides!


50 years old, high stress job. Love to be outside.





I am a sedentary 60 year old who works full time, primarily sitting in an office most of the day. I have osteoarthritis and am not a big exerciser.


I weigh 178lbs. I have lost a little more than 50lbs over the past 3years or so (at my heaviest I was 230-235lbs).








44 yr old wife & mom of two teenage boys. I work with kids. During my spare time, I love reading, walking/ bicycling in the evenings, photography. To relax


Single mom of a 3 y/o im 26 y/o her dad walked out when she was barely 1 and i've been struggling to keep my head above water ever since


Well. Im a student. i want to get done and over with my never ending weightloss. i weigh a 253 pounds. i need to lose a hundred. my height is 5 9. so i think i should weigh 153.


I'm a senior in nursing school, so I spend much of my time behind a huge pile of books or a school desk! I live in a extreamly rural area, dirt roads and not a house in sight. Living in the middle of nowhere I find often becomes my excuse for not being more active. I'm single but involved in a long-term relationship for almost three years now. No children, but I do have a dog named Charlie that's pretty much my kid.





57 years old and always have been overweight but active and outdoors. Health problems over the last 3 years have made exersize allmost impossble. I have a trache tube now for about a year and any movement is limited as I run out of air. Since the tube I breathe through is way smaller than that of your normal airway


Single mom with an incredibly active 6 year old daughter who would like to be able to keep up with her for a long time. Once down some weight feel confident enough to get back into the dating scene.


I am female age 25, no children(not yet lol), in a relationship for 2yrs and work full time.


I am 25 years old. I am a wife and a mother to a 16 year old. I am a full time student.


I am a 56-year old attorney in solo practice. I have a husband and four grown children--including two who are athletes. My hobbies are gardening, travel, sewing and other crafts, and reading.














Hi Everyone - this is my first posting and I would like to have contact, suggestions and discussions with other group members. I am a very happily married woman, 64 years old. My husband and I are very much in love, but he is concerned about me (he also needs to lose some weight - but not nearly as much as me). I recently retired from my position as a HR Director. My children are grown and have families and we are all very close. I have been really heavy for a number of years, yet, unless I see pictures of myself, I think I look okay. My husband says I have a good self-image. I have had 2 knee replacements, 1 hip replacement and a shoulder replacement. I am at the point where I need to have the other shoulder and hip replaced - but I don't want to do it yet. I'm hoping that losing some weight will help delay the hip surgery.


I am a 52-year-old single mom to a soon to be 12-year-old boy with autism. I need to lose over 100 pounds. I need to care about myself more than I do. I wish to avoid being depressed and unable to move about easily. I wish to control what I shove into my mouth and give up emotional overeating and binging. I need to figure out how to stick with something longterm....FOREVER....a lifestyle change.....I need to give a crap


Im in highschool, and I love talking walks, so i figured why not start losing weight? Im at a healthy weight, but I'm tipping





I have been struggling with my weight since I was in junior high...always the fat girl....I was in the Army and I thought I was at my all time best weight...when my Supervisor told me that one of the Sargent thought I had a cute face but I needed to lose weight....what a gem!! I have always been the big girl in the group there wasn't too many Polynesian (I'm Samoan) where I grew up so most of my friends were Latins and White...real tiny girls so I stood out like a sore thumb,,,could never wear anything cute because I couldn't fit into anything....fast forward to NOW...same story....just 100lb heavier...my weight just kept going up after I had my son....at the beginning of 2010 I tipped the scale at 301 the heaviest I've been in my life....I found a trainer that I love Nick Smith in Hercules...who has helped me to bring my weight down to 280....and still losing...but I can and will hinder and sabotage my progress at a drop of a dime...I dont know how I landed on this site...but I need to accountablilty, motivation, and friends who have the same goal as me....and wanna help a sista out!!! `





My names Katy and I'm 20 years old. I've always been a little on the heavy side but recently stress has caused me to put on even more weight.


Well there isn't really much to tell about me. I'm just a self concious teen that wants to lose weight, so I don't feel like such an outsider, like everyone is looking at me because I'm so big. Not that I care what they think though, I'm doing this for myself.


I am a 22 year old model bartender and student. Well I was a model until I gained a massive amount of weight and couldn't get anymore jobs as a plus size model. Now I'm trying to get my weight and life in order. Outlook hopeful.


I am a 27 year old female who has been overweight for as long as I can remember. I'm tired of the yo-yo dieting and am ready for a lifestyle change, looking to ultimately lose 110 pounds.


I am 44 and married to the most wonderful wife and mother of my three kids. I love playing golf, scuba diving, being outdoors plus I am a huge Alabama Crimson Tide football fan.








I am a university student who weighed roughly 280 pounds in August. Just looking to get down to around 200 pounds so I can start living a higher quality of life


I'm 28, overweight and it has taken over my life. I've been shy my whole life but since gaining weight it's gotten worse. I've stopped doing things that I used to enjoy and I've become afraid to try new things.





I am a 26year old mother, and busy professional, who needs to make time for herself. Nolonger will I put my weight-loss goals off God Willing, I am ready to take the leap. Disguard old bad habits, make new good habits. I want to lose this weight


I'm still a teenager (currently 15 as of 2010) but I really want to loose my weight. It's not that people are always bullying me, but I want to experience something new. I want to feel lighter, to fit into those pants and shirts without insecurities, to buy clothes that would easily fit me. At first I thought it would take a forever to get me back to a 160lbs. It is also not a want for me to loose weight, it is also a need because of some minor health problems that might go severe when I get older.


I am 23 years old, married, and have a 5 month old.


I'm 30 years old, a Critical Care nurse in a 29 bed ICU on the night shift. I love my job, but working 7p-7a can really make living healthy hard. I have 2 dogs and 3 cats, and since I lead with that I obviously do not have kids yet! Me and my critters share my home with my loving but very skinny boyfriend who can eat 2 times what I do and lose weight. I want to start slowly, post log and make small changes at first, at least through the holidays. I'm easy going and competitive at times, I'm intelligent and caring and I flourish with support of a few close friends. I'm hoping to find some who are willing to get to know me and help me succeed.


i am a very motivated and determined person. I am a young mother, I love being outside, I live on Vancouver Island, family means more to me than anything else. I need to get a hold of my life and make some necessary changes.


Im a busycollege student that does not regulalry work out or diet


I am a 21 year old student/retail manager. I have been overweight since I was a child but I am tired of using that as an excuse- I'm ready to be fit and 'hot'. My boyfriend and I are planning a wedding for April 2012 and I would like to not be self concious about my double chin and flabby arms...and there is no time like the present!








Im 37, work fulltime.








I need to lose a lot of weight in order to be healthier. My long term goal is to get to a size 8 or 10. I have been at these sizes before, so it is possible. I have little milestone goals in between this big goal to help keep my motivation up.


Teacher. Musician, Tennis player. Walker. Cook.


Just turned 30 and somehow i don't even recognise myself. I have always struggled with my weight but what i wouldn't give to be 180 pounds - back when i thought i was too fat to go out! now i am 260 pounds and have no idea how i even got here (well...some idea)








I am 59 years old and have been with my husband for 17 years. We have been married for the past 7 years. I live in Philadelphia and work full time. I have 1 married daughter and 2 grand children. I enjoy camping in a travel trailer during the summer months.


Hi guys! I'm new to this site. My name is May & i'm 14 years old. My height is 5'6. My current weight is 210 pounds. Before I came here (5 months ago), i was around 150-160 something pounds. --i'm originally from the Philippines(: Every month, we go to this health center to get my medicine bottle refilled and they weigh me everytime. My concern is I keep on gaining weight (if not, i am able maintain it for a month with the help of everyday school activities then it goes up again after a few weeks) but it never goes down. Gaining 50 pounds in 5 months is very bad, i know. To be honest, my self-confidence is starting to deteriorate. I now have these new stretchmarks on my arms, legs & stomach --because of rapid weight gain. My old clothes dont fit me anymore & i couldn't wear short-sleeved shirts anymore because if i do, people will see the marks & it's embarassing. Plus, it's harder to find clothes that fit me now when shopping. I know some of you guys could relate to me in some way that's why i joined this site. Plus, I need some help & enough motivation too. I'm at risk of getting diabetes because it's in my genes. I have several relatives from my father's side who has diabetes & i'm scared. I dont wanna be diabetic. I'm probably the youngest member of this site as of now but i dont really think it matters. Just sayin. Lol haha. So yeah.


Im a mother with a 2 year old daughter, needing to make some lifelong changes in my life.


I'm a 31 year old woman have always struggled with my weight. I have waited to long to do something about it, now its harder for me seeing that I have fibromialga all my body hurts. I told my self its now our never.





I am a 30 year old single female. I work nights full time and I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. I have lost about 70lbs, but I am quickly losing motivation (i know that sounds crazy). I just feel like now that people can see how much weight I have lost that if I gain it back or don't keep losing as quickly that I am going to disappoint everyone.


I'm 22 years old. I tend to start diets or healthy eating plans, and then I break down and binge. Binge eating is almost like a drug addiction that I am trying to overcome.








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


I will be 45 years old in one day!!! I have terrible eating habits and just recently have begun exercising and watching what I take in. I realize how food affects my body but I just cant seem to put the right things in it!! Why oh why cant cupcakes be good for me???LOL


I am a 50 year old woman with a wonderful husband and two children.


Im 5'3 female no kids 22 years old I decided I really want to work hard for this weigh loss I always start working out & last 2 wks & then stop, I think with some support maybe i can stay on track. Im to the point I get very depressed, I lost confidence, I dont feel comfortable.





I'm 28 y/o female. That would love to lose 100lbs before April of this year. I've been hurt a lot due to my weight.








36 yr old, borderline diabetic, and suffering from PCOS


Mid 50's; US Navy veteran; divorced, no kids.








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


I'm 21 yrs old and got married 1.5 yrs ago. my husband and are both looking to lose weight, but don't know where to start. I need to lose ate least 100 lbs. Because soon we want to try and start a family. I came to this site because I need to support.





I am a 34 year old stay at home mom and student.





I am a mother of four children, avid horse lover and rider.... although I haven't ridden for a while since I feel I'm too heavy. I miss riding, very much, and look forward to be at it again.


I love animals im 14 im going into high school and ive been heavy for years now and im making a life style change!


I'm 59, married, 3 adult daughters with youngest still in college. My first grandchild is 1 years old. I love to quilt and sew.








I had the Gastric ByPass Surgery Oct 1st 2009 and since then have lost 100 lbs and feel great, my knees and back love me for having the surgery! I am single





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


35, married, mother of one, busy multi-preneur!





My name is Stacy and I have already lost 65 pounds but I'm kind of stuck in a rut right now


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


I am 52. I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Son is in the Air Force and daughter is a stay at home Mom. I currently work full time.


I am 26 (will be in like 16 days), I have been married for a year now and have been telling my husband for years that I am going to lose weight. I have tried lots of stuff and nothing has stuck, I am hoping that I will be able to make this work for me. On my off time, I enjoy Quilting, Embroidery, Dog Training and Reading. Right now I just started a new job and am looking to lose weight both for health and to improve my job performance.


I am a 22 year old male senior in college studying Psychology. I am 6'1" and about 330lb. I have been at least 280lb since '03. I stress eat, binge eat, bored eat, you name it. I have been obese for as long as I can remember. I have been struggling both physically and mentally with weight loss since middle school.


Just turned 40. Divorced. My stats on paper don't look good, but I'm happy, and doing well in most aspects of my life, except my weight.








I'm 23 year old and After having my wonderful daughter almost 2 yrs ago had to work 2 full time jobs just to make ends meat I ended up gaining a lot of weight. Now I'm a registered nurse making it good I work 50 plus hours a week mostly at night making it hard to get motivated to excersice.


I am a stay at home mom I have a daughter that is 15 and two sons 10 and 7 and I have tried all kinds of diet crap and I even convinced my husband to get me the ab circle pro. whitch I don`t use at the moment in time. I have tried to have my mother encourage me and my husband and it did not work and would not recomend it to anyone that doesnt like mom and hubby saying babd things when you have to see them everyday in your home. I do ramble sometimes and I do try not to . I worry that I might hurt peoples feelings ... that would be one reason I didnt finish school I am not a good communicator . I have triied to go back and finish and that is another goal I can`t seem to get... So I figure if I work on my weight first then the rest will follow. So good luck to me I guess.





single, employed in a job that is soul sucking, only child, sense of humor, can be a loner, loves to read, love music, get bored easily, love bready based foods, supportive, empathetic


I am a 63 year old retired teacher who has always been very heavy. I have made bad choices all my life and paid the price because I now have titanium knees and one hip. Now I am looking forward rather than back! I am making changes and better choices and have never felt better. Life will only get better!





I'm 23 and 280lbs! This is the biggest I've ever been. I've alway be overweight since I can ever remember. Food has always been something easy to do when I'm feeling bored. Hence why I'm 280lbs! lol. But I have recently found out that I maybe at risk for Diabetes.


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








I am 48 years old, married, no kids. Even though I am 300lbs, I do dog agility. I would do a lot better if I could run faster. I'm tired of getting tired and winded. I want to be able to run. I want to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and cancer. I'm tired of my knees and feet hurting. I desperately want to lose the weight but I can't seem to get motivated and start losing. I feel like if I could just get started, I'd keep going.








I have been heavy my whole life and my parents did not instill good habits in me when I was growing up. I have recently gone from eating fast food three times/day to having no fast food at all. I am hoping to find a support group where I can go with my questions and who can help keep me on track!








I am a mom of 2 boys, they are my entire world. I am also a stay at home mom and I am facing a lot of health issues that a 27 year old should not be facing at this age like diabetes, high blood pressure, etc... In my family the women seem to have a family curse with health issues and dying very young, This past may (2011) I lost my mother and it was because she was sick and had alot of health issues. She was only 48 years old. She did everything she could to help herself but when she did try to make a diffrence it was way to late, she was my best friend in the whole world besides my soon to be husband. my grandmother died when she was 63, my aunt died at 49 and i have a lot of cousins who died before 60...and it's only the women. Sadly it took losing my mother to realize what I was facing with my life with the health issues and how serious that this is. I want to beat this, I want to get healthy for my boys, So I can see my grandchildren and see them accomplish many things in life and see them grow into wonderful men. My mother never got to see me get married or have my 2nd son ( I was 5 months pregnate when she passed) I don't want that for my boys. I want to show how strong I am and I want to show them when I say I'm gonna do something It's not broken promises or meaningless words, I want to show them that I can do anything and become anything I want as long as I fight for...


19 year old student who has always been fat, but as of 2/15/12 or so was fatter than ever. Looking to permanently change my diet and incorporate exercise into my lifestyle.














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


I am 27 yrs old, married, w/ 3 children daughters ages 1, 6, 7 and 3 step stons ages 9 and twins age 14. i work as a Call Center Rep.....which has been one of the reasons for my weight gain. I sit down all day and they feed us like crazy. So I am looking to develop better eating


Im 5 feet 200 pounds ive lost weigh before but it was more stress than a diet


I have always been heavy. Near my highest weight. Have tried just about everything. Need all the help I can get.5'4" and 240. Red/blonde hair approaching 60 and time to get serious





mariied with two daughters 10 and 4. Been over wieght most my life. Have lost in the past but then put it all back and more


Got fat sitting around. I need to lose 108lbs. So far every time I think about losing weight I gain a pound or two. I am hoping to change things so I can get out a horse around with my 14 year-old son again.














I am a 25 year old Mother of a 2 year old. I'm very outgoing, love traveling and meeting new people. Currently in a relationship with my baby's father (who I'm not happy with) I seem to be settling because ive become very self conciouse. I'm 5.5 currently weigh 270 pounds. I'm a little disoriented when it comes to dieting, I must say I have failed multiple times... I'm ready andwilling to do what it will take but I lack confidence and most of all motivation. I really want to be the best example for my little girl... Hope to hear from members with tips and motivational comments.








healthcare professional RN worked in many areas\currently been advised by MD I need to stop pain meds for arthritis due to effect on kidneys so I am overeating and regained 12lbs


I am 29 yrs old ahhhh. I have 2 wonderful children my son is 10 and my daughter is 8. I have been married almost 9 years happily. But I have struggled with being over weight since grade 6. And have been over 300 pounds for many years and I am sick of it.








friendly, nice and ambitious


I am a Mom who has 4 kids ages 19 mos, 3yo, 4yo, and 7 yo. I work full time and my husband is home with our kids. I have a very busy, fun and stressful life working full time with kids.


























Hi my name is Brandi and I live in a tiny town in Northern BC Canada. I have been here for five years but am planning to move to a bigger city within the year. I have 3 adorable kitty's. Before I moved here I was very active so my weight was healthy but since I moved I have lost my motivation to get out and be active. In the last 5 years I have gained over 70 pounds which puts me at just over 200 pounds…and I’m only 5’ tall!!! I don’t like what I see in the mirror anymore. I used to walk everywhere and loved activities that got my heart rate up. I used to live in Hamilton Ontario Canada and at the very end of a street named Wentworth were these stairs named the Wentworth Stairs. It was over 500 stars straight up a huge steep hill with a break in the middle where a highway goes through. I used those stairs all the time at one point right before I moved away going up 10 000 stairs and going down 10 000 stairs in a matter of a few hours almost every day…I loved it because I met so many others that did the same thing. But when I moved out of the province I found I wasn’t into doing as much as when I had access to the stairs. I managed to maintain my weight give or take for a good 8 years or so then I started to be at home more and once I was at home more I starting eating more. Not just a little bit here and there but huge quantities. I loooove food and I looove to cook but instead of cooking just for one I would cook for 4 or 5 and eat everything in two or three days. I have been binging on food for the last 5 years + and its starting to take its toll. Especially since I now work from home and only get out of the house maybe 4 or 5 times a month!!! Two years ago I got a second job cleaning hotel rooms …not for the money…mainly I wanted to get out of my place and be a bit more active. I was able to do that for 4 months and ended up losing almost 30 pounds. Unfortu