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Team Name: PEERtrainer Cheat System Team
Members: 342
Location: All Are Welcome!! 00000


Profile: This is a team for people following the new PEERtrainer Cheat System. The only rules here is that you can't fail and you can't beat yourself up. Also- be nice and helpful.

Last posted: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 1:17 AM

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

I'm a mother of two - just turned 50...

I'm a self-proclaimed emotional eater -- I struggle with it every day. I know I feel best when I'm exercising and eating right, so I'm working hard to make that a priority. Some days are good, some not so good, but I never give up!

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

I'm a 59-year-old mother of two boys ages 17 and 29, been married 22 years.

I have a great family. Have a wonderful husband of over 17 years. I am 36. Have 2 children Connor-9, and Ciara-6. They keep me busy! I want to be healthy for my family.

Bride-to-be. My favorite thing in the whole world is cooking, but I'm really making a big effort to cook healthy and light. Always looking to swap recipes! I struggled with an eating disorder through high school and college, and now I am determined to get my body back on track!

40 something female no kids married

I'm 34 yrs old, newly married, working girl. I like to keep active, but I've been struggling with keeping my weight constant for the past few years. I'm currently 140 lbs, so ideally I want to lose 10-15 lbs to feel comfortable with my body again. I was at 129 lbs in May, then feel off the wagon with bad food choices and lack of exercise.

I am a 39 year old working mother of two daughters--6 and 8. I love to cook and have struggled with my weight for most of my life--looking to try and shift my ideas around food.

I have been running for 4 years; seriously this last year

I'm a woman, 35, I have been very inconsistent with my fitness and diet habits so far. If I'm active I eat well, as soon as a I stop, for whatever reason, I get back to the other dynamic: no exercise, poor eating.

I am a busy stay at home mom of a daughter (3 1/2) and twin boys (15 mo.) ...more later...

I am 30 years old and I am just STRUGGLING with disciplining myself to eat right and exericise consistently. My motivation is kinda low right now...with the highest numbers on the scale! At app 208lbs...i NEED to get to 150lbs and would like to do that by the end of 2012. I have set SO many goals and made SO many promises that I am feeling a bit deflated now...but I have to get there...for new husband...and my future child(ren)...I really need the help!!!

I am 49 and have battled wieght issues since I was about 14. From not eating to over eating, food has been a big issue for me. I used PeerTrainer in 06/07 and it helped me to lose 30lbs - 20 of which have creeped back on. Now I am peri-menopausal and feeling crappy. The way I have been eating I think is a contributing factor. Also I have been recently diagnosed with low thyroid and am in the process of sorting that out.

I am a middle-aged female who does light property repairs occasionally. So I am home most of the time with kitchen nearby and have plenty of time to eat! I am 5'6" 160 lbs. wanting to lose 10-15 lbs. and keep it off. I can lose it, but can't maintain the lower weight. So I'm looking forward to the team effort, which I haven't tried before.

Three kids. Like to stay active

I'm 22 years old. I'm Italian, and I love to travel. I've never been to Italy, but I have been to Australia, New Zealand, and most recently to India.

I am 42 years old, and am not willing to accept a backslide. I will never be where I was before. No matter the reason, I am ready to get my mojo back, and feel good about myself again. I am in the process of reinventing myself, and am hoping that the positive physical changes will snowball into other areas of my life (like my job!). But I am convinced that it has to start with the physical. I had my gall bladder removed in 2000 (probably after too many years of poor eating). Luckily, after the surgery, there are certain limitations on what I can eat--and when I eat what I shouldn't, I know it--becuase it feels AWFUL. Greasy food just doesn't sound good when I know that it will make me sick. Too bad it doesn't work with sugar and alcohol too... I know that the key to my healthy lifestyle will always be keeping up my physical activity level. It speeds up my metabolism, and best of all, it makes me feel good! I love animals (and my three dogs), the outdoors, and the mountains. I am in a committed relationship, and will be celebrating year 9 this June.

I am 58 years old, and have been in the restaurant business for 30 years. I had my first child a t 40, and that didn't help my weight. It was the best thing that ever happened to me, and I want to be around for my son. My husband lost weight and became incredibly healthy on Dr. Furman's diet and life style changes. Having a restaurant is not conducive to loosing weight. It is very hard to follow a strict vegan diet when you are in the food business. I really like the cheat system, and I feel that having support will be very helpful in the battle of the bulge.

Lifelong dieter who has gained and lost the same 30 pounds many times! 50-something, married w/ 2 daughters in college! Work full-time for a HealthCare company Serve as president for Philadelphia Children's Alliance- a child-advocacy nonprofit supporting sexually abused kids Love to travel and eat! Love the beach and want to fit into my 2-piece again!

I'm a 32 year old stay at home mother of two boys. They are 6 and 4 years old, and they keep me very busy!

I am a very 57 years young, love to workout, walk the beach , fish and horseback ride. Married for 27 years two boys ages 23 and 25.

I am 33 years old, a wife and mother to a beautiful 17 month old girl. I work full time and keep very, very busy.

58 yr old RN. Two grown daughters. Married 36 yrs.

I am 38 married & have a beautiful 10 month old daughter who keeps us very busy! I am a hair stylist i have been independent for 19 years and I LOVE it!! I have always struggled with nite snacking and finding a plan that works with my crazy hours!

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

I'm 49, am married and have 2 sons and a step-son. I have a great job, but sit at the computer all day and can just feel my bottom side expanding more every day! I want to get thinner, healthier, more active, and have a healthier relationship with food so it's not always such a struggle.

62 year old widowed life long yo-yo dieter. Now realise I don't need to diet, I just need to change the way I eat and how I eat.

I'm 54 years old and am 5'5". I've always weighed around 125-130...however in 2004, I started to gain some weight. When my weight topped at 166 in 2007, I was VERY alarmed. Since then I have made myself my job. I am eating right, getting involved with new (and old) activities...basically, focusing on my self and trying not to feel too guilty about it.

Epidemiologist, coffee drinker, Seattlite, erstwhile marathoner, Bikram yoga novice, vegetable lover

I am a social worker working in northern canada. I am married and have lived internationally for the past 10 years while coming back to Canada to pursue my studies. I have a degree in international development and a master's in social work. I am not challenged with my job at the moment and am looking to move once my husband moves to Canada next month. We have done long distance at times and lived in different countries in southern Africa and England. I find all the changes have made it difficult to keep my weight consistant.

35 - smart ass. Two kids under 3. I want to build my energy, strength, and all around wimpy-ness. Legal Secretary, wannabe blogger, semi-writer, sex educator.

I am a mental health group therapist, married mother of two children under 7. I sing, socialize, wine & dine!

Stay-at-home mother of 3 kids, ages 6, 4, and 2.

54 year old mother of 4 and grandmother of 4

I'm single with a significant other. I have a very stressful full time job and and 2nd side job selling Avon products. I have an elderly Mother, I take her to almost all of her Dr. appts etc.

I'm 38, married, w/a 4 yo daughter. I'm clinnically overweight for my height of 5'6". Current weight is about 158-161 pounds (depending on the day and time.) I've started running again. Want to run the Boston one day. I feel I need to work on consistency with my workouts and my EATING.

I am 26 yrs of age, married and i have a 1.5 yrs old daughter. I never had weight issues all my life until i got married and started gaining weight. I gained around 5 kgs (11 lbs) within a year of my marriage. Thereafter, i got pregnant with my daughter and didn't watch my diet throughout pregnancy. had lots of junk food, never ate anything really healthy and as a result i gained around 16kgs(35 lbs) by the time i delivered. I hated the way i looked coz it was the heaviest i ever weighed in my life. Moreover, i started having persistent backache and severe knee pain and swelling. I was put on heavy pain killers for a month and they still weren't able to fully control my pain. It was that time when i truly thought to lose weight for better health. I started by making healthy choices and now after a full year i can proudly say that i have lost around 22lbs and all of that was done without any crash diets or anything. I did cardio for 3 months which accelerated my weight-loss but then i had to stop it due to a few reasons. I do try to walk 15 mins a day though. and some other light form of exercise just to make myself feel better. Now my ultimate goal is to lose the last 12lbs which will be the most difficult to lose.

Living in Melbourne, Australia. I don't have a car, so I walk everywhere or take public transport. I don't eat sugar or wheat for health reasons.

I'm a 30 year old former skinnier girl that ran into some painful experiences that have derailed me. Counting calories has been a 15 year saga. Why can't I just eat well? Let's give it a try!

I am a 43 year old mother of two girls. They are 13 and 7 years old. I would love to be able to be more active with them and enjoy the time I have with them to the fullest.

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

Business owner, single, active, but having trouble losing the weight lately, so want to take it off, and get in the best shape of by life.

37 y/d married mother of 2 kids (2.5 and 7 years), working full-time at a desk job.

Well, first and foremost, I am a born again Christian, I'm 35 years old, happily married for almost 17 years, we have 5 children ages 16, 10, 7, 4, and 1 1/2. Our 7 year-old is the only girl. I was homeschooling them while I lived in Fl, but they have been going to magnet schools since I've moved to NC about 4 months ago. I LOVE scrapbooking, reading, knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I don't get a lot of time to do all of these things but I somehow squeeze in some of it here and there!

Grandmother and dog lover

I'm a 48-year-old woman who has eaten healthy organic foods, emphasizing vegetables, with some grains and meat, for 20+ years. I ALSO have never successfully conquered my food addiction, which involves regular bouts of eating lots of sugar and crappy foods. These things seem incompatible, but my body shows the evidence! No children, sadly, but several beloved godchildren. I have hypothyroidism and don't feel I ever get decent medical treatment for it, so I'm adding seaweed to my daily dose of synthetic thyroid. -------------- 19 Feb 2011: I wrote the above a couple of years ago and, other than updating my age, I've left it alone. However, upon reflection, it seems to me that I currently would not call myself a food addict. I am not yet rigorous enough with my diet to only eat as much as I need to lose weight; however, food is NOT my obsession. I still reflexively move to it when I am uncomfortable either emotionally or physically -- but with increasing awareness, that too is falling away. I like how Jackie says that this is a five-year effort -- I'm now on year 2 of my relat. with PeerTrainer and, while I've been away during that time more than I've been here, clearly I see benefits.

41 year old grant manager at wonderful little community college in the DC area; 3 busy boys (15, 12 and 10) and wonderful, supportive but works alot husband; unhappy with body for a long time...have a good 50 pounds to lose

Busy, but not too busy to cook and hike with my dog.

I am a 62 year old Grandmother. Lead a very busy, physically active life on the ranch and volunteering. In the last year I have lost 30 pounds but now my weight loss has stalled and I need something to kick me in the butt :)

36 yrs, female with 2 boys (3 & 6 yrs). work part time at a yoga studio and want to be a teacher one day but don't have the body for it yet.

married with children

20. Student. Hungry.

I am married to a wonderful man. I have three grown children, three grown stepchildren, eight grandchildren, and 2 dogs. I work as an Administrative Assistant as a Senior Living home. I also love my job.

46 year old trying to get a handle on my health and losing 20 lbs

Joined PT in July of 2009 and lost 40 pounds. In the spring of 2010 stopped focusing on my health and weight loss due to significant life challenges including job loss, illness and eventual death of my dad, and health issues for my children and husband. It was too much to handle and I didn't have the time or energy to commit to weight loss, especially the exercising. It's now Feb. 2011 and while I still have a lot of stress and am searching for employment, I am at a place in my life where I can focus again on weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. I have gained back 20 of the 40 pounds I lost. Ultimately I need to lose 80 pounds. I've joined the Point of No Return program and will be diligent with it.

31 year old kid, just trying to get and stay healthy

I'm a 48 year old married, working mother of one 13-year-old son. After my mother's illness and death this past year, I have put on quite a bit of weight. I'm ready to move on and get healthy again.

I'm a 45 year old woman, happily married for 22 years with no kids (couldn't have 'em). My primary occupation is as a homemaker, but I also work part-time as a bookkeeper. In my free time, I love to read, tutor, do volunteer work, and camp with my hubby. I was pretty fit for many years - I even taught aerobics while in college. However, in the past 5 years or so middle-age has crept up on me, and I've gained about 35 lbs. More than losing the weight, I would like to be more self-disciplined in making good food and exercise choices.

Turning 40 this year. Mother of 5. Very busy volunteering at school.

I'm a married Christian home schooling mom. I have a lot of baggage related to food and eating that I'm hoping to overcome.

I am a 37 year old mother of two. I have a loving and supportive partner, and a wonderful Border Collie who is a faithful running companion. I've been a vegetarian since I was 16.

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

I'm a tight size 12 now and 175. So I would need to lose about 40 pounds.

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.

Homeschooling, married, night shift-working mom of 3.

74 years young and still overweight!

I'm 28 and I relocated to FL for a job promotion. My husband and golden retriever still live in PA so I'm constantly dealing with being lonely. I work in a stressful position but have tried to remedy the stress with my time at the gym. I am a group fitness instructor and I love it. Emotional eating is my downfall.

My name is Becky and I am 59. I am married and have three children and three grandchildren: 4, 2 and nine months. I have worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst, a substitute teacher, and lately a jewelry designer and crafter.

49 yrs old, 3 kids, married 23 yrs, xray technologist , have lost 35 pounds since starting peertrainer got sick in july this year meds have helped me gain back 15 pounds so hovering around 150 at 5'1 not good. also going through menopause, fun wow hope the rumours of harder to lose weight after menopause not true.

I'm a 50-year old writer & mother of 2.

I'm an actress in Dallas. I love to camp and travel -- two things that pack on the calories. Smores...need I say more. I am enthusiastic and cheerful as a rule but lack in the motivation category since I have a crazy busy schedule, so I'll need peer help finding the strength to get up and moving.

I'm a mother of three who works full time. I need to lose about 80 pounds while figuring out how to balance a challenging carer,cleaning the house and cooking for everyone (including a naturally thin husband and daughter, finicky toddler and baby). Baby steps...

I'm 61 years old. Married to Ken - with 8 great kids between us. I work as an IT Manager/computer programmer for a helicopter mfg. I live with my husband, great dane, B & G macaw, African Grey and cat. I am almost 100 lbs overweight, pre-diabetic and tired all of the time. I'd sure love some moral support!!

I work full time as a researcher (not a very active job, unfortunately) and have two beautiful kids, 12 and 8, and a wonderful husband. Money's tight but love abounds. Our enormous labradoodle abounds as well!

I am 27 years old. I'm working hard to try to get back down to my earlier weight of 140 or less. I was 145 for most of my life and considered myself overweight... For me the weight really limits some of my activities so I'm looking to get back down to a weight that doesn't hinder my hobbies!

I am 48, happily married with one lovely daughter, 4 dogs and a cat !  We live on a mountain in the NC Smokies.  I am a teacher of exceptional children.  I was a Therapist in my pre-mom life.  I am a total bookworm and a research geek. I love yoga and have practiced for over 25 years and taught off and on as well.  I am committed to getting healthy and fit! I live in a beautiful area with many great places to walk and hike!

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

I am 53, happily married, one 11 yr old son and lots of critters at home, dogs and cats. Tired of feeling fat and unattractive. I am a school counselor and love the outdoors, sports, my home in Vermont.

38, diagnosed with diabetes type 2. Only 5'1" tall and almost 170 lb (76.5 kg). I want to be back to 140 lb by November. I wheeze when I climb up stairs, it's frightening! Also, I would like to get into shape to go hiking again this summer, play recreational Ultimate or field hockey by next summer 2012.

I am a 23-year-old woman who is sick of my weight and low self-esteem holding me back.

I am 58, married 27 years to my best friend. I have 2 kids 20 and 24. I have a home-based craft business and love creating. I joined WW in January of 2008, lost 50 lbs in a year and then joined the staff of Weight Watchers where I now work as a receptionist and love every minute of it!

Mother of 2 ages 7 and 5, wife, work full time as a physician. My work is stressful. My husband stays home with our kids.

56 y/0 mother of 6, with fulltime career and at a stand still with my weight. not as motivated as in my younger days.

43, married, 2 kids 3 and 5

I got Malaria in my digestive system Nov 2008. I lost about 60 lbs-that's the good news. The bad news is that my digestive tract was damaged, and I now need to follow a strict diet to heal. And I have a hard time maintaining the discipline to do so.

24 years. 176 cm height 70kg weight

I'm 32 yrs old. 5'6" and 209 lbs. Eek! My healthiest weight which I maintained in my early twenties is 140 pounds. In 10 years I have gained 65 lbs. Thought I was simply emotional eating..but after going to several different specialiasts, I recently found that I have PCOS. Started taking Metformin so we shall see what happens.

Im 25 years old busy lady who needs to put herself back on the list. I feel in love with a wonderful man 4 years ago and we now run our own business which means alot of hours dedicated to work each week. His beautiful 5 yo daughter lives with us and is first on the priority list. I lost 40lbs between 2006 and 2008, and felt great. I did so by counting every calorie and work my butt off at the gym. In 2008 i met "him". Instantly i realized the struggles of trying to cook for 3 people and also trying to prepare meals for someone that wasn't interested in the weight loss battled. Over the past few years, i have gained almost all of the weight back and really need to make a change now. At my lowest' i was 135lbs, but i think 140 is reasonable to maintain for my body style. As of this morning, day 1, i weigh 161lbs.

I am a 32 year old young lady from the Netherlands (Amsterdam area), married to the love of my life. No kids. Have gained over 30 pounds since I gave up smoking in 2009 and it's about time I get rid of all this extra weight and a bit more... I've always had problems with my weight. Lost about 40 pounds in my early twenties, but gained all back over the years. If only I could wear my skirts of two summers ago again... I love cooking, trying new recipes, reading about food, drinking and writing about wine (my blog is only in Dutch though!). I also love going out for dinner to the fancier restaurants I work full time and most of that time I sit behind my desk. I do take the stairs whenever I can, but this doesn't make my job a very active one. Fortunately I love to exercise. I visit the gym 4 times a week and when the weather allows it I like to go for an extra (power) walk or run. This morning the scale hit 208 pounds. Hopefully with the help of Peertrainer I have reached my goal of losing 45 pounds this time next year!

5'2, 24 years old, busy with three jobs, one being a bar with late night hours. yo-yo dieter. aiming to lose 20lbs and get into shape permanently. my weakness is overindulging in huge meals.

I am a 36 year old mother of one. I am very sedentary. I work in an office and drive one hour and forty-five minutes each day to go to and from the office. This leaves very little time for myself when I have an active seven year old and a household to run.

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

I am a Part-time student and I work part-time so I have a stressful hectic life, and finding the time to exercise is difficult.

09/23/2011. I need to end this. This is a fight to live with flavor and vitality.

I am 56 years old. Divorced single mom with 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. My children are my life and love spending time with them. I work taking care of a 2yr old and love it. I live in my hometown with many friends I care deeply about. I love my life for the most part, except my weight.

I just turned 37 years old (2/2011). I am a single mom of two beautiful kids ages 7 and 3. I am a preschool special education teacher. I have over 60 lbs to lose.

I have had ups and down on the weight loss for quite a long time..I am a nurse in a doctors office. Won the biggest loser contest at our office in 2009 and have put it all back on again..I am married to my wonderful husband and have two children. I have 3 dogs-a german shepherd and 2 great danes and my daughter has her cat. Our household can get very interesting.

I am a mom of 2 beautiful girls 3 years old and 9 months. I love my job as a massge thearpist, so I stay very busy. I have a wonderful husband who is very supportive and I am ready to finally look great and feel good!

My name is Yvette & im 23. Im a college student, last semester senior year :) i love martial arts and being active, but because of my weight I always felt uncomfortable participating cuz it seemed like it was a prerequisite to be fit for that stuff. But then i finally found sum martial arts classes i could join, and after a lil while of those & going to the gym steadily, i feel like i belong & can be accepted. I also joined our martial arts team & am one of the best members on the team due to experience, even coached last semester, & I have now grown to love the sport so much its become a great passion of mine & I would love to be a cagefighter after I graduate. I compete in jiu jitsu competitions whenever I can & have 4 silver medals.

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

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

I'm a 54 year old mother of four grown children. I had struggled with my weight most of my life. I've lost 60 pounds over a four year stretch and have changed my profession from teacher to holistic health coach. (I've slowly regained 20 pounds so am now working on taking this off without always having to weigh and measure everything)

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

54 years old...mother of 2 grown daughters

I am a wife, mother, and teacher librarian. I take care of myself really well during the summer, but once school starts that all goes to pot. I need help balancing!

mid-30s, work very long (but flexible) hours as a scientist. My weight has been slowly increasing, and I am focused on creating exercise and healthy eating habits. I just moved to Zürich from Philadelphia, so I'm in a great place to set up good habits.

I am 56, the mother of a fifteen yr old, living in a wonderful small town. My husband "works all the time," so I am very much responsible for taking care of myself...can't blame him for my choices! I am doing my dream job, owning my own massage therapy office about four blocks from my home. I do all the handyman repairs on my hundred-year-old house. I was average enough weight until a couple illnesses added 30 pounds. I stayed stable until I had a difficult pregnancy which added another fifty to that. About six years ago I fought off fifty pounds and kept it off for a couple of years. Then a doctor-diagnosed hormone imbalance (thank you, menopause) put back ten pounds a month for five months. Now that I seem to be on the other side of the hormone changes, I want to get the fifty pounds gone again, then decide whether to push the other thirty away too. I think I am ready!

I'm a wife and mother of two kids (6 and 8 in 2011). I have a full time job. I'm a homebody but love to be social. I often lack energy (which vitaminD supplements have improved...I do live in Canada after all :) and use being tired as my excuse to sit on the couch.

I am 40 years old. I have two children - ages 15 and 21. My husband Josh is my best friend :)

27 year old grad student tired of diets and craving a lifestyle change.

I've lost 120 pounds (not through Peer Trainer). In the past month I've put 10 back on. This has got to STOP! Not only have I given all my big clothes away, I don't want to go back to 300 pounds. I'm 62, single, feeling like I'm starting my life all over again. And my weight is a key factor. I went dancing Thursday for the 1st time in years and loved it! I used to love dancing. I think dancing is the incentive to get me back into exercising. I stopped that a month ago. I want to get back on that road I was following and need help and comradery.

I'm 49 and married with 1 child; work full-time in IT; have lost 30 lbs in the last year but need to lose 50 more.

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

I am 170. 38 years old. I have super flabby arms for the first time in my life and I feel really old. I feel like I look like a grandma. I don't know why I do not exercise instead of getting on my laptop. I just simply really enjoy relaxing. This is counter-productive to working out. :)

Vegan, mom to 3 kids. one has autism, married for 20 years.

I am a 31 year old SAHM to four kids. I have been overweight since the year I got married, 13 years ago. My weight has fluctuated about 20 lbs over those 13 years and I'm sick of all the ups and downs!

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

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

I am a 52 year old mother of 2 awesome teenage boys. I have a very positive attitude and healthy outlook on life, but am still prone to comfort eating.

I'm an author, blogger and teacher living in Pittsburgh, Pa. I'm currently writing a book, Awesome Your Life, based on my blog, It's all about using spiritual principles to make life better-- and I'm realizing lately that nourishing myself properly is a spiritual principle!

To sum it up, I'm wild at heart. I enjoy having a good time in anything I do. Music motivates & inspires me also keeping the focus on my workout. With the right tunes on, I kill it (haha my workout). I moved to Florida a year ago, leaving a stressful job and lifestyle behind. I didn't recognize myself in the mirror anymore & it affected my personality which bothered me. Since moving, I've made so many lifestyle changes and continue to do so. I love challenging myself and embracing the warrior inside of me. I'm also a consultant for Nature's Sunshine.

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

I'm a 19 year old student from Belgium, and I want to lose some weight for the summer festivals! I already eat healthy, but I don't exercise very much. right now I'm 5.4 feet and weigh 145.2 lbs, and I want to get back to 119 lbs.

I'm a light hearted lover in search of peace love and happiness, a mommy of two and a wife to one...

Empty nest - i have more time for exercise and have cut out bad snacking for the most part. I'm not always perfect.

I had my weight under control until a long battle with breast cancer. I won the battle, but never got back my 145 pound body. Six year survivor, it's time to now beat fat!

I am a 37 year old married, mother of two, I've tried all the diets but am my heaviest ever (150 lbs at 5 ft tall)!!! I feel so ready to get healthy and enjoy life. I have Lyme disease so fatigue is a constant battle and sometimes my remedies make me feel like crud.

Healthy and active living for the long haul. Loving every minute....well, most of the time.

29 year old mom of 2 sweet girls. I spent my 20's being very ill (autoimmune issues coupled with hypothyroidism) and now that I'm recovering....Im ready to make my 30's the new 20's that I lost out on.

My name is Sheena. Im 19 & a super nice young lady that wants to achieve many things in life. I feel i have alot to offer in this world but my weight has hindered me of doing everything i want in life.I am a singer & a graphic design artist.

I am 43, have two teenage children and a wonderful husband. I have taught for 17 years. My Mom died in October of 2009 at the young age of 68, in surgery. Although time is your friend with situations like this, I am finding that I take care of everyone around me (including my Dad) instead of myself. I'm ready to find myself again. Ready to be me.

I am sedentary and want to get actively walking and weight training. I am an artist and I have let my appearance hold me back. I don't like the way I look so I avoid making the contacts that I need to make by telling myself "... as soon as I drop this weight, I'll do it...." In other words, I hide from the world. Lost my mother in December, my husband is deeply involved in his own work, with not much time for anything else, There is a permeanent estrangement among my siblings since my Mom's death and my Dad is in Alzheimers care. I am seeing a therapist once a week because of all this sadness in my life, but my weight has just skyrocketed in the last year. So it's time to control my emotional eating.

I am a stay at home mom and freelance writer and it is the greatest blessing to be able to do what I do. I enjoy reading, crochet, walking, blogging...anything to keep my mind from turning into mush! LOL

Married working Mom of 2 beautiful children

36 year old married, mom of 2 beautiful girls. I want to be a good role model and incorporate healthy eating in our everyday lives.

I am 53 and have been yo yoing on so many diets and I feel I am on information overload. It is very difficult to work out I have RA. I am also an emotional eater.

I'm 30 years old, married with no kiddos...yet. We are hoping to start a family within the next year (I'm definitely worried about the weight gain). I love to cook and am excited to try new recipes from the Magic Fridge!

married and one daughter

I am 31 years old and married. I was an active dancer for 10 years and in best shape somewhere in 2004. But when my mom died 6 years ago I slowly started gaining weight. It got worse when I started to work 3 years ago, because my job is sedentary. I stoped dancing a year ago and can't seem to find any other physical activity that would keep me motivated enough and give me satisfaction like dancing did. I would like to stop the tendency to accumulate pounds and start losing some :). I am 172 cm (5"7) and started at 72 kg (158 lbs). Going for 60 kg (132 lbs).

33, married, no children (yet!)

Mother of one son. I am a teacher and love teaching children and figuring out what makes them "tick." I have allowed myself to deal with my emotions by eating, and I am now ready to learn how to not do that. I am responsible for my own actions...I am not powerless, nor a victim.

Must be a yoyo dieter. I lose 5-10 kilos, feel great then stop paying attention and gradually put it all back on, I like cooking different things, and get easily bored and confused by all the contradictory advise about what to eat and what not to. This system makes a load of sense and no counting anything, I'm really pleased with it

Weight has been a lifetime struggle. I'm a 45 yr old lady that is very proud I have completed 4 Triathlons(sprint length) all weighing over 200lbs. Married 15 years(together 21). Step mom(of 2 boys) with one grand baby. Love golf. Have a kayak I wish I got out more in. Originally from Northern California.

I am a 50 year old working mom with one 12 year old son. I am mostly vegetarian but have recently started in add fish into my diet occasionally

I'm 32 years old, married, and have two young children. I want to lose 45 lbs by eating healthier and exercising. I struggle with emotional eating. I enjoy reading, listening to music, and watching movies.

I am a mother who has slowly gained some weight over the last 5 years not much but enough to make me unhappy. I don't really eat that much rubbish but my down fall is chocolate. Would like to focus on the cheat system and exercise which I'm bad with.

I'm 52. My current weight is 179.2. I'm married. I have no kids. I teach so I am busy and stressed and don't get a lot of sleep for 9 months of the year. I like to do things like bike, walk, hike...but I live a pretty sedentary lifestyle inbetween walking, riding etc. Essentially I am a lazy person who likes to relax and read and surf the web more than exercise. One thing I really hate doing is "cooking". I don't eat fast food, I am a coffee addict (quad shot cappuchino or double Americano's only). My downfall is sweets (chocolate, ice cream, chocolate).

Mother of 2 teenage boys. happily married for 18 years, teacher. I'm 25 years old. Second-year graduate student. This past year of graduate school (my first) I really "let myself go" ... not that I didn't try here and there, but overall...the entire lifestyle change was overwhelming. I'm not going to beat myself up about it...just time to get things back on track & redevelop the skill set I need to make this a sustainable change. I lost some weight using PT tools, coaching, logging, etc before (2 yrs ago) but then let the weight creep back on. I'll be honest - after a while, life made it such that I wanted to stop worrying about logging my food every day. I thought I could do without. But there's something about accountability (and the support of the PT community) that's worth the time and effort I invest in being active here.

I am a 44-year old mother of two boys, and I'm married. I'm in grad school and will begin to work three days a week in August. I have been eating a vegan diet since April, and I've lost about 10 pounds. I'm happy about that, but I've got about 20 to go and it's getting harder somehow. I'm an emotional eater. I'm looking for the support and motivation to be more positive on this journey.

46 year old married mother of two; elementary school teacher. I'm stuck in a trap of so many schedules/lives dependent upon me that I've lost myself.

Growing up I was thin and curvey. I had a baby at 18 and though I thinned out again, my body has never been what it was before. Hormones changed I suppose and I can no longer eat anything and do no physical activity and remain a size 6. I woke up at the beginning of November and had just had enough.

I am a high school teacher who loves to read, cook, spend time with my husband and kids and be near the beach.

I'm a 36 years old Technology Manager living in NY. I am pretty busy at work which makes it hard to find time to work out. I have bad eating habits and a sweet tooth so as you can see, I have my work cut out for me. I'm also married and have 2 kids.

I'm 46 years old, married and the mother of two teens aged 19 and 17. I'm 5'5" and weigh 154 lbs. and wear a size 12 or 14.

35, married, mother of one, busy multi-preneur!

I am a 42 years old female and a single mom to a 11 year old boy. I am an engineer and work as a consultant in the oil and gas industry. I run 4 to 5 times a week anywhere from 4 to 10 miles. I have run two half marathons in the past 18 months and instead of losing weight I have actually gained 10 lbs. I joined weight watchers back in February and followed the plan to a tee and did an endless dance of lose 2 lbs, gain 4, lose 4 lbs, gain 2. Out of frustration I stopped going to the meetings; I felt like I was starving myself and the points system was not the answer for me. I recently read the Abs Diet for Women and feel that it would be a better approach for me as you concentrate on healthy eating and not counting calories/points.

I am on a quest to stay fit and not gain weight as I get older. I am 40 and have recently lost about 8 pounds and want to lose 5 or 6 more. I am mostly vegetarian and fairly fit.

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

I am 28 year old newlywed.


I am 32 years old, have 2 children: a 10 year old and a 9 months old baby. After my last pregnancy I had PND, was on pills for 7 months and gained around 20 pounds. Funny enough I lost all my pregnancy weight after havin the baby as I never really was big while pregnant. Anyway, now I'm well again, stopped the pills a month ago and am very happy appart from the way I look, I am very determined to lose these extra pounds so good luck to me and to you! :)

I am a 31 year old mother of two beautiful children (5 and 6). I spend my days as a math coach at an elementary school, and I spend every other waking hour with my children just playing and having fun.

My name is Shelia, I'm happily married with 2 boys: 9 yrs and 1 1/2 yrs. I enjoy knitting, cooking, and in the Spring I plan to try my hand at gardening. Something I haven't done in years.

i'm 62, live alone, have a great family, first great grandchild born six months ago. I was an insulin dependent Diabetic for over ten years. Lost 20kg with Weight Watchers and came off the insulin. Would love to lose 20kg more and come off most of my meds by 2013, as I am going travelling.

I am 24 years old. I am a student with a very busy schedule, but I love how exercise and eating right make me feel. I need peertrainer to help me stay on track so that I can feel wonderful physically and mentally while I work through academic and personal challenges.

I am 44 years old. Mom of 3 teenage daughters. Procrastination and low energy are the two biggest things that keep me from attaining my goals.

33yo mother of one beautiful son, 10 weeks old! I am less active than I was during my pregnancy, when I felt really fit and loved my body the most I ever have. I feel good however i know i can feel & look better.

I am a single mom. Currently in school to get my clinical doctorate in physical therapy. Hope to be a resource as well as gaining resources to get myself back in shape.

I'm in my early 30's and have a 5 year old daugher. My weight's been going up consistently for a while. I'm 5 foot 6 and weigh 154 pounds. I'd love to lose about 20 of those pounds, preferably mainly from my stomach.

20 something young health professional and part-time student, that looks good on paper, but is trying to look and feel even better in person.

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

44 year old female. 5.2" tall.

I'm an older mother of young girls who works at a desk out of the home.

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.

35 y.o. Female; I've been overweight my entire life and on a diet since 11. A self admitted emotional eater with an addictive personality. When can this girl catch a break? Ha! I'm looking to free myself from the issues that have prevented me from being successful before.

I'm 35, a SAHM. I have two girls, a 4 &5 yr old. I was a Marine so I used to be fit. I used to be a hottie but didn't really apprieciate the body that I had and always wanted to lose more weight. Like that old saying "you don't know what you have until it's gone." Now I'm all flabby and am limited to the clothes that I have to wear.

multiple food allergies, struggling to find balance and still maintain if not lose a few pounds

I'm 53, married, and have two boys, ages 15 and 12. I was on PeerTrainer in 2012, diligently did Point of No Return, and lost 15 lbs, then I injured my back (2 torn discs) in September 2012. With all the pain I was in-- and the fact that I couldn't get to my refrigerator for a lonnnng time-- lost another 5 lbs, for 20 total. I've been in physical therapy now for almost 9 mos and have realized that 10 of the 20 I lost have now crept back on. I refuse to go back to my "fat clothes"-- in fact, I think I got rid of most of them, so this is do or die for me. I lost my job due to my injury too, so we are living through a very stressful time but need to stay healthy through it all. Stress and menopause are wreaking havoc on my body as what use to be my body's "favorite weight" of about 150 over the past two years has crept ever upward, despite exercise. Bottom line is I need to lose 20 lbs-- but most of all I want to stay healthy and strong so I can be chasing my boys around for another 10 years. I play piano, love knitting, enjoy gardening, quilting, photography, love to read and follow politics. Oh... and I have that COFFEE thing going on as well.

I am a 39 single mom of two girls that are 8 and 11. I am a full time student in a nursing program. I am going through a very stressful divorce and have become an emotional eater.

Mother of 2 year old. Would like to try for second child.

Mid 50's; US Navy veteran; divorced, no kids.

I'm about to turn 55. I love to ski and figure skate. My 20 year old son is a student at Temple Univ. and my daughter graduated from Colorado College. I am currently substitute teaching hoping to be employed full time in a special education class in the fall.

I am a vegetarian who just turned vegan. It's a natural way of eating for me. It's challenging but it fits nicely into the PeerTrainer system!

I'm 38, divorced and have two wonderful boys, ages 5 and 6. I'm a part time legal secretary. I started exercising and dieting in March and got down to about 130. Then I stopped and gained 10 pounds back. I'm now at my absolute biggest weight (too heavy for my height of 5'0).

I am an almost 40 yr. old mom of 6 kids. I love running, biking walking and core training. I am busy but try to stay centered. I love exercise and eating right, I just feel best when I do.

Im a very busy girl and almost never have time to squeeze in a workout (thats my big problem!)

160.6 lb. Christian woman, breast cancer survivor (3 year survivor in July), on a hormone blocker and high blood pressure medication, both of which contribute to weight gain, 42 years old and chemo put me into early menopause. But God is good all of the time and this is just another part of my journey.

41, married, two kids (11 and 7), stay at home mom with a cookie business on the side (playing with fire, I know).

I am 24, college student and working part-time. I've always struggled with weight issues and emotional eating, which tends to have a direct effect on the way that I feel about myself. My current weight of 150 doesn't look good on my 5'1 frame. Thus, I would like to lose 25 pounds to finally maintain a healthy BMI index.

I was forced retired but thankfully I am collecting a pension and still want to work. While I was climbing the pyramids in Mexico I amost fell but caught the rope. I was told the gods were not ready for me (LOL). I gained 20 pounds and now weigh 168. I am better but I cant exercise like I use to because I broke my ankle. I am hopeful I will get lean again. I am very creative...I like to make jewerlry, cook, decorate and garden. I love the beach and enjoy going to the ruins in Mexico to learn about my ancestors. I broke my ankle last year and I am having a hard time losing the twenty pounds I gained.

I am a senior with an MS condition. i have been lucky as things are not progressing i have a husband and two sons. one is a pilot the other is in business. One is married

I'm a 49 year old wife and mother who needs to lose some weight.

47 yr old single mother of 3 sons (ages 23, 17, 8)

I gave birth to a very healthy 7 lb 10 oz baby boy on January 2, 2012. He is the light of my life right now and keeps me very much on my toes.

I love motorcycles - I do most of my own maintenance on my bikes, I ride both street and track, and hope to get into road racing in the near future. I also love animals, have a retired horse, dogs, cats, etc.

I am 18, and recently graduated. I grew up in a family of performers and artists, and I danced my entire life. About a year ago I discovered aerials, and recently have decided that circus arts are what I wish to pursue in life. I know, not every day someone says they're running off to join the circus and they actually mean it, but I always was a little different...

Gained 30 lbs over the last 4 years, would like to LOSE IT!

I'm 29 years old and married to an awesome man, but no kids as of yet. My starting weight is 178. I would like to lose about 40-50 pounds, ideally. I work a lot of hours and that keeps my busy, but unfortunately, it is pretty much a 'desk job' and I don't move around too much at work. I have been somewhat overweight for most of my life (I had a couple years in high school following a growth spurt that I was nice and lean!), mostly because I LOVE to eat. And I love to eat a LOT of food. Frequently. Large portions. I've just downloaded the PeerTrainer Cheat System and can't wait to really dive in.

I am a breastfeeding mommy who works full time and also is going full time to school getting her PhD. (I'm a PhD Candidate right now...yay!) I want to find balance and end my bad relationship with food! I am a mother to a 7-month old son. I recently tried dieting but did it too quickly with too low calories and ended up almost drying up within a week. Wow! So I'm hoping I can do the cheat system and still lose weight, keep a healthy diet for me and my son, and have enough calories that my breastfeeding does stop.

I am a mother of 2 (10 & 7), a wife to a fabulous supporting husband - who also likes to work out but doesn't like to eat too healthy. I work full time and go to school for my BA in accounting, and grades are important to me.

Geographer, teacher, writer--67 years old, struggled with weight all my life, but at this age am unable to lose anything.

I am a farmer, yarn dyer, and vegetarian. I love to read and knit.

I am 28 years old with 2 daughters of the ages 4 and 9 years old. I have been married fro 10 years. I want to lose weight very badly. My bad areas is my stomach, arms, and thighs.

I am a 42 year-old mom of three great little kids! I have been working toward a healthy lifestyle for a long time and am ready to put all the pieces into place.

I'm 41, happily married, and 'mom' to three big, energetic dogs. When I'm not working, I like to vegetable garden, spend time outdoors, work with the dogs, and cook. This year I'm trying my hand at making wine with the apricots from our very prolific tree. I have more than one girlfriend who I would feel ok calling in tears. Life is good! The binge eating is hard on my mood and self esteem, though, and I so want to beat it. I think it's a combination of impule control issues, coping with stress, brain chemistry/sugar addiction, letting myself get too hungry, food choices, and plain old bad habit. So that's a lot to untangle!

IIm married have 3 kids ages 9 and 5 year old twins. I've lost20 pounds last year but put it back on.. I need to find to find something that I will stick with and also change my life style. I have kids to keep up with and play with

I am a 39-year-old mother of 4 who homeschools her kids and works from home as a Medical Transcriptionist. Currently I am tired, busy, unorganized and feel like I am "just getting by". A few years ago my thyroid went crazy and eventually we ended up "Killing it off" and since then I have not been myself. My oldest wants to know "what happened to supermom?" I hope to find her once again by making small changes on a routine basis to increase my energy and get rid of the brain fog, increasing my activity and setting/accomplishing goals once again.

I'm 44 and married with 2 kids, a 7 year old and a 5 year old. I have been battling weight gain all of my adult life, but have gained 50 pounds (YES, 50!!!) since getting married 12 years ago. I don't really even know how this has happened, but it is ridiculous at this point. This weight gain has gotten so out of hand and it's time for me to start taking care of myself again.

I'm an RN, working nights in the emergency room. I'm also a single mother to an amazing 14 yr old, who keeps me pretty busy. Since changing to nightshift I have slowly gained 35 pounds. Due to a work related injury and a car accident, I recently had my second back surgery. I used to be an avid martial artist and loved a good workout more than just about anything. Unfortunately, I will probably never be able to exercise that vigorously again. I'm now struggling with my weight, and all my old tricks just don't work anymore.

Recovering endurance athlete looking for a different way to feel healthy and present in my body.

i will be 30 in a few weeks. i am a stay at home wife in northern california. my top weight was 193 back in 1998. i lost weight 60 lbs in 2000, but have been yo-yoing between 137 and 120 ever since. i want to have a baby in 2-3 years and want to get down to 120ish via eating a super squeaky clean diet to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and birth.

I'm 5'7.5", I wear about a size 12. I'm not a big eater, but I am a snacker, especially when I'm up late at night sewing. I'm a fun bubbly person. I'm a starter, but not always a finisher, especially in fitness matters.

A mother of 2 young children (4yo & 8yo) with a hectic work schedule.

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