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Team Name: Natural/Whole Food Eaters
Members: 138
Location: Anywhere 98065


Profile: Trying to get off the processed foods, eliminating MSG, nitrates, hydrogenated oils and fats from diet. Want to incorporate eating good carbs and fats and eating more whole, natural foods.

Last posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 3:18 PM

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Members profiles:
26 year old PhD student and aspiring pastry chef living in NYC love cooking and being healthy.... wish i had more time for both...

I am 28 years old, live in Boston, and I am an analyst at a media monitoring company. I joined PeerTrainer in 2006, but I was not very active. Most of the goals I outlined in 2006 are the same today. I recently lost weight (due to stress and lack of sleep... so this weight loss was not entirely healthy) while in graduate school. Since leaving grad school, and since starting a new job last year that requires me to drive to work (in contrast to the walking/running to work with a bag full of text books every morning and night), I have been slowly gaining weight back. I only do Pilates, so I need to push myself to do another form of exercise. I also live with a very motivated athlete, who is very supportive about joining me for runs now and then, but I still cannot get sufficiently motivated to do any exercise besides Pilates. I also have issues with portion control and overeating.

I am 43 and a stay at home mom to two great boys.

i'm a 25 year old law student living in seattle. i love running and being outside, and feeling strong and energetic....

I'm 38 yrs old and a SAHM to seven children, the oldest is off to college and the baby is 7 mos old. I've been married forever to a wonderful guy, who puts up with my whims.

I am a 40 year old male with a teenage son. I'm 6' with a large build. I was athletic in my youth, sort of, on a bike and with weights. I work in the high tech industry in a computer job that I do from a home office. I lived a very sedentary lifestyle, but I have evolved some ways to keep moving during my work day. I'm a student of history and philosophy. I lived in a Zen center for a year. I've written a couple of screenplays and I'm outlining a novel. I suffered some very serious health problems in the recent years that contributed to gaining all that weight. Most of those problems have dissappeared with the 85 lbs I've lost. I was literally dead in the ER in August of 2005. Losing weight has been the most fun I've ever had. I find new motivation every day. I enjoy talking to people about it, here and at the gym, and best of all, my success has helped a few people in my family and among my friends get started changing their lives. That's the most motivating thing of all.

Mom of 3 incredible kids, married

I am a 40 year old female engineer who has gained a lot of weight in the past few years. I am hoping to figure out a way to lose it and keep it off forever. Unfortunately, I am not a very good dieter.

21 yrs old; college student former varsity athlete; still very involved in athletics (coaching + administration) work out a lot: strength training/conditioning 4x a week; masters swimming ideally 4+ days a week; long bike ride to work! former binge eater. can't say am completely recovered. still have times when i eat mindlessly. better than before. but still struggling to eat well.

I am a full time graduate student (in health of all things!) and work with children. Work demands a lot of commuting and time in the car so meals must be prepared ahead of time or else I might end up at a drive thru! I live with great roomates/friends but one has an eating disoder which can be a negative influence on me (influencing my habits, thoughts). I exercise quite regularly and have tons of motivation, but sometimes I wait too long and am too hungry to do the workout I had intended to do(less intense). Thinking about food before the workout is over!

I am a 30 year-old lawyer. My hours are sometimes erratic and I find it difficult to stick to a consistent exercise routine. I love going out for dinners with friends and I find that when I get together with a friend for a meal my eating is out of control - I eat more than usual and I love to order dessert! I also enjoy reading novels, volunteering and shopping.

I am 28 years old and a freelance Graphic Designer. I am finishing up my BA in Visual Communications in June. A book that I illustrated is being released in May.

I'm a 30 year old stay-at-home mother of 4. I have never been really thin but until the last few years, I was comfortable in my body.

Young, 20-something, just graduated from college, navigating the corporate world and dealing with the weight gain left over from college. Want to get back to my 'normal', healthy weight without any crazy diets.

Married, 32 year old landlady. Member of the SCA and avid reader. I enjoy the outdoors a lot but never really seem to get out in it. I also like cooking and sewing.

Married over 10 years, no kids, 2 dogs, 3 cats. Work full time for living. Like camping and boating in summer with my dogs. A few years ago, I lost 20 lbs being on, but a year later, I gained 12 lbs back. This time, on my own, I lost 10 lbs in 2 months. I don't want to regain what I've lost again, so I need to keep me motivated with healthy eating and exercise.

About to hit the big 30. I live in NY, work full time, taking some classes at night. very outgoing. I need to make changes- I am working very hard at it.

I'm 23 and live in Boston - - my built-in exercise (lifestyle) includes about an hour of biking every day (commute to and from school), but other than that I have a hard time dragging my butt to the gym. I like to weight train, but always feel like weight training tips me too quickly toward the "bulky" end of things. I would like to tone and lengthen my muscles (somehow), lose about 15 pounds, and generally health-ify and de-stress-ify.

I am already on weight watchers. I lost 10lbs in November and I gained it all back after I turned 21. I have a loving boyfriend of over a year but he likes garlic fries and we both like to drink beer.

25. grad student. active. i feel that i've been gaining weight slowly (but steadily) since i quit smoking about 2 yrs ago.

Live in Boulder,CO (so many fitt people here) & somehow after moving here I went from 120lbs to 160lbs! My stress level increased and when my now husband moved in our habits (good and bad) didn't mesh right. I used to keep the weight off by dancing. Found swing dancing back in '98 love it (i.e. user name HepCat, corny I know) but since my now husband moved in in 2000 I have been less active, more stressed, and ate horribly so I gained the weight! I've lost some of it in 2006 with the Nourishing Traditions diet approach but I need to exercise. I have a 15 year old son, who through eating right (most of the time) and doing the Nourishing Traditions is in excellent shape & putting me to shame! I also work a 'regular job' while I am trying to two businesses off the ground (my husband & I both are starting different ventures but I'm involved in both). I'm 33 (34 in July), 5'-5", 155 and the mother of a 15 year old boy.

I am 23, engaged (wedding in October) to a martial arts instructor, and work for an animal rescue nonprofit in San Diego. In my spare time (ha!) I write for a couple local newspapers and publish articles on the internet in the realm of entertainment and video games. I just started doing the gym thing again (finally), trying to do at least *something* each day, whether it be yoga, elliptical, weight training, pilates, or a brisk walk. I studied dance in college and would like to get back into it. I really need to focus on my eating, removing processed, nasty foods from my diet.

I am a 32 year old artist--my husband and I own a gallery in our downstairs storefront. I am also a special ed teacher; I teach 6th-8th grade kids on the autism spectrum. I was happy with my weight but recently put on 20 pounds. I am determined to strengthen my resolve and get back on the self-improvement wagon!

I'm 48, a college-age son, married for 25 years, and a Type II diabetic trying to control her blood sugars without medication.

I was a gymnast in high school but became sedentary in college, gaining about 20 lbs after my freshman year. At that point i was 138lbs, and on a 5' frame I was getting a little chunky. I managed to drop 10 lbs by graduation by exercising and avoiding dessert. It's been a year and a half since graduation and I've managed to take off over another 10 lbs. I've gone from 128 lbs, 29% body fat, and 91 lbs of lean mass to 115 lbs, 17% body fat, and 95 lbs of lean mass.

I am a professional single mom of three, we homeschool, and love road trips. Ive had a series of tremendous losses in the last year and am trying to get emotionally, physically and spiritually healthy.

i ran track & cross country in undergrad. now alternate running, and playing soccer with core strength work. want to try activities such as rock climbing. i am trying to integrate more outdoor activities (other than running). mainly on this site to to being to adapt a more holistic lifestyle/diet. i am not vegan, but don't like to eat meat.

I'm a 27 years old mom of a 16 month old and married to a great husband for 2 1/2 years.

I am 49 and a vegan. My partner (female) and I moved to Canada from the US on June 3rd. We want legal recognition of our relationship. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats. I used to have access to a scale where I worked out, but the recreation centre I joined here refuses to have scales. They think measuring is enough. I have not been as careful about eating, since I am not accountable.

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

I'm thirty-something city dwelling, globe-trotting, freelancer. I eat good quality foods. The problem is that I eat too much of them.

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 am a 27 year old Massage Practitioner. I really am looking to stay consistent with what I am putting in my body. I love whole foods and the outdoors.

I'm 22 yrs old, live in the Bay Area, vegetarian. I just graduated college this past May and started working this August. I'm pretty healthy overall but can see myself falling into some unhealthy habits/traps after starting work as a result of being busy/making excuses. i'm hoping the accountability part of this thing helps me to get back on track & stick w/ it.

I work at home and have a 5 year old. I lost 40 or so pounds over a year ago but i found it again (or it found me) and I have not been able to get back on track. I want to feel thin again, I have tasted size 8 and I want it backkkkk!

33, female, 1 child, married. I am 151 pounds.

HI, I'm 18 and a lifetime vegitarian (sometimes vegan) from boston, although i'm currently living in california, attending UC Santa Cruz I'm 5'3" and unfourtunately take after my grandma (short and round). I love to dance; all kinds (tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contra, salsa.....) and I refuse to run. I'm a UU and a bit of a hippie =P

I am 44 with a five year old boy who talks non stop

Retired guy who lives to eat well!

I'm 46, female, single, hetero-sexual, European-American, creative, honest, joyful, loving, fearful, grateful, busy... on the path to enlightenment (through yoga, internal growth, sacred ceremony, practice, et cetera).... work as a personal assistant and coach (vegetarian chef, organizer....) I tend to spend alot of time helping others... I am changing that and making time and appreciation for myself.

I'm 36 years old and love natural/whole foods. It's been easy for me to eat (mostly- ;P) healthy since I became a vegetarian over 10 years ago. Unfortunately, the workout part still eludes me. :( I've finally committed to riding my bike and walking my puppy for exercise. And so far, so good! I heard that it's better to be overweight and exercise than to be skinny and not guess I'm finally committing to be truly healthy and strong this time and not get bored or lazy!! The lifestyle of eating right comes so I'm now working on the exercising part!

I'm an American married to an Aussie and living downunder. 43 years old, no kids, one dog. Most of my family is overweight so I'm pretty careful. Lost about 25 kgs (50 lbs) 13 years ago and have fluctuated over the years, but have maintained a good weight the last couple of years. I primarily eat a lowfat vegan diet and try to, at least, walk regularly, if not run.

36 with a killer job and a huge list of things that I want to do and try. I'm single for the first time in, like, 20 years. My job is really demanding, but I'm getting it and finding balance...sometimes... I took some time off getting my life back in order and recovering from a broken wrist, so I'm back with more enthusiasm than, say, 6 months ago.

I am a part time student, part time work-aholic. I've recently converted to a much enjoyable hollistic lifestyle. From former couch potatoe to daily yoga and organic fruits/veggies, I depend on my peers at PT to motivate me through this experience.

I am turning 40 in like a week! I have been involved in the health/fitness industry for 20+ years - beginning in Physical Therapy as my forte' first! My body began turning on me with the abusive patterns I have had in the past within the past 2-3 years and I am now almost 180 pounds - pretty much where I was when I had my daughter (who is 7). I am married (although not happily), a Christian, and I work 50-60+ hours/week in addition to teaching Group Fitness classes and Personal Train. Join me in the [url=]Phentramin[/url] support group![url=] [img],42,62,1,pounds,174.8,170.2,140,/weight.png[/img] [/url]

I am a 27 year old communications professional. I am tall (5'10) and have big bones naturally so it has always been a struggle to be happy with the way I look. I finally have gotten into a routine of eating healthy (most of the time:) and exercising regularly. Now, I just need some motivation to keep it up, and increase the intensity of my gym routines!

41, busy but value my off-time

I'm a 39 yo freelance writer and editor. I have been through a lot of transition in the past few years and have had trouble sticking to an exercise plan. I have a fella that's really supportive, but I'm still feeling very new in my somewhat new city and I feel like it's a struggle to stay on track. I used to live in a walking city and now it's all car culture. Quite a shift that I didn't compensate for! Anyway, now that things have calmed down, I feel like I'm temporarily stuck with the transition bod that just doesn't fit me. I just want to feel confident again and have my creative side show up in my clothing once more.

I'm a SAHM and massage therapist.

I am 29 and live with my boyfriend and our three cats. I was skinny all my life until I hit 23. Now I need to get moving! I want to try to get back to the foods that I ate in my childhood and not the fast food that I have grown to love in adulthood. No more boxed meals or crunchy salty snacks. I want to love real food again.

I'm 37, female, recently engaged to my sweetie. I was a chef for 10+ years before becoming a nurse. I currently work in the ICU of a community hospital. I have 3 dogs, a cat a few farm animals & overall, a very nice life.

I'm 37, single, no children. I work full-time, go to nightschool and lead a full life. I've been a vegetarian for 6 years and wouldn't go back to eating dead flesh. I tried many times to switch to a vegan diet, but I find it too restrictive, especially because I like sweets so much! It is also very challenging when eating out or at a friend's house.

27 years, Grad Student, vegan, and recreational knitter.

I'm a 43 yr old working mom of a toddler who wants to loose about 20-25 lbs. I recently discovered I'm very sensitive to wheat & tomatoes which makes eating challenging. Looking to integrate a lot more veggies into my diet, also need to be more consistent with my workouts.

24, pretty outdoorsy and fun, going to grad school soon, dealing with the stress of being in limbo until then!

I am a 22 year old Architecture student, work part-time and try to lead an active life. It is a challenge for me to control my eating habits when I am under stress, as I usually resort to over-eating.

28 year old teacher, mother to two kids, art degree, photographer and model. way too busy for my own good. only 88 pounds, with no muscle mass, and an unhealthy bmi of 15. it is no fun, it is a daily nightmare.

33 year old married, father of one. Woodworker/home renovater by day, moonlighting as a graphic designer, and all around creative. I want to get out more, and be more active. (or at least earn some leisure time to read and watch movies, while I dream up my next set of projects)

I'm 34 yrs old and have been chunky to overweight since I was 15. Otherwise enjoying life but just feel the all of the other things that I achieve are just a little stale as I am always overweight, perhaps subconsciously I like it that way...... I've also just split up from a partner of 6 years so am going through a bit of a renewal phase.

Never was tiny, but I was fit through my late teens into my mid-20's. I was muscular, 135 lbs. on a 5'4" frame. Office work and a few relocations disrupted my once-loyal gym regimen. I gained 45 lbs., but I also lost muscle tone. Every year I have sworn to get back in shape, but now that I'm 30 it will probably be harder. Enough is enough...This is the year!

I am 47-years-old. I have two podcasts--I never thought that I would ever get people to listen to me but it's really fun and I am getting more listeners all the time, who'd a thunk? I also have mad Photoshop skills and work in a photo lab. I have two beautiful and brilliant daughters--one in college and one in middle school and a sweetheart of a husband who is the perfect man for me. I also perform in a local Rocky Horror cast as Dr. Frank-n-furter, Riff Raff or Magenta (our cast obviously isn't screen-accurate).

I am 22, and starting grad school in the fall. I have had success with weight loss before, but am always struggling to keep it off and lose more. I usually stay pretty active with running, biking, rollerblading and working out at the gym, but I love to eat and have problems with over-eating and binge-eating.

I'm a to-be Junior in HS and I'm 16 years old. I need 40lbs. to lose in addition to the 90.2 I've already lost. I'm 6'2" and I'd like to be at a 155. I'm an only kid, so my parents kept me busy by giving me food as a small kid. I'm very paranoid about food labels (the ingredients part) and I have a deep dislike of the 90% of food that contains high fructose corn syrup which plagues our world.

I am married, 41 and have 2 sons. I have always struggled with my weight. I am struggling with high blood pressure and other health issues and want to be more healthy.

I love being active... Tennis, running, swimming, kickboxing, and yoga are my favorites. I go to the gym at least 3 times per week.. on most weeks more like 5 to 6. It seems like I've been on a diet for my entire life. It's tiring. I've returned to College to become a Dietician/Nutritionist, and feel like I've got to be in super shape in order to follow my career path. In my teens I was 60 pounds overweight. It's been up and down for most of my life. Now I'm within 10 to 15 pounds of my goal, but am starting to lose control with snacking and binge eating. I exercise soooo much and have gained a ton of muscle.. so I feel hungry a lot. The problem is, once I start eating it's hard for me to stop. Also, if I eat one bad thing my whole day is shot, and I'll keep eating crappy for the rest of the day.

I'm a 51-year-old musician and teacher; I have 2 daughters, age 14 and 17; I'm divorced.

My name is Corey and I'm 20 and I work at Whole Foods Market which has made me more conscious of what I put in my mouth. I work full time and I will head back to school in January. I want to be an actor and I'm tired of my body looking like a soggy pillow. I think I have the raw materials to look really good.

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 am 56 years old. I am married with one beautiful daughter and granddaughter, and two sons. I love the outdoors and taking part in all season activities. I especially like walking, sewing, photography and writing.

Homeschooling mom of 3, blogger who loves to cook and who love photography.

I am 40. Succesful at getting pregnant not succesful at staying pregnant. I am a very positve person. I am a career counselor. I am Catholic. I have always been a healthy person and very active. THe last two years I have put on 50 lbs and am quite unpleased by my appearance. I woudl like to get healthier before we try again. Currently 213 lbs would liek to be ideally 140 but will go for 170 first! Started this phase Feb 19

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hiker, nature watcher, teacher, cook, mom, wife.

I'm 36, mother of a beautiful daughter, and weigh way too much. I'm a Ph.D. candidate and am aiming to bring my weight down for health reasons, and I am trying to limit the amount of processed food I eat. I am a big fan of sustainable, local agriculture, and will choose organic options where available.

I am a 58 year old aging hippie chick, gardener, beekeeper, human services worker. I live with my husband, 5 dogs, 2 cats and several thousand bees.

34 years old, SAHM and professional portrait photographer. I have been married 8 years (almost 9) and have two small children (both under 5). I am 5'7" and currently weigh 140 lbs. I love to play sports, hike, swim (anything active really). Due to the age of my children and my husband's work hours I haven't been able to exercise in a gym for the past 3 years and am noticing the change in my body shape as I've reduced muscle and put on fat. I am still considered slender but I am not happy with how I look in the mirror.

31year old female living in France who loves nature - especially snowy mountains. Loves to ride them, too. 45 hours a week in front of the screen, finishing my phD in 2008 (hope so). I'm very happy with my boyfriend, six years passed by like six months, but we love to cook and go to restaurants way too much - took almost 40lbs (he took 30lbs) and would like to loose'em before we get depressed of getting lazy and fat. I was never tall, but I'd like to wear clothes I like, not clothes that fit, keep my energy, keep my smile.

29-year-old single mother of 3 young kids; starting weight: 242.8 (gasp!) and looking to lose about 80 lbs. Work full-time in an office (cubicle slave!) in downtown Clayton and outside of work the kids keep me really busy. We live in St. Louis, MO (north county).

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).

I'm a 25 year old looking to lose about 12 lbs. I've never been a big dieter but was really good about exercising last summer and in early fall weighed 128. I'm hoping to get back in shape for this summer.

I just turned 30 and have been a vegetarian for almost 20 years. I am a very active woman but I struggle with eating a healthy well balanced diet.

Mother of 7, grandmother to 3. I am still very much in the child rearing phase of life and very active. My youngest daughter has down syndrome and she keeps me very young. :-) I am very active in the schools and head up a non-profit for kids with DS. I also baby sit the grandchildren weekly and between the three of them ( 4 year old identical twins and a 2 year old singleton)-and my Christine- there is NOT much time for sitting.

I'm a 53 year old wife & mom to a teen, and also mom to a great rat terrier who helps me exercise with 2 long walks each day.

Forty something, married, mother of two adult daughters. Vegetarian approximately 10 months. The last year my body has seen some drastic changes. In June I quit a 20 year pack a day smoking habit, a month later, intending to participate in Meatless Mondays, I ended up going vegetarian. Last month I made the full jump to vegan. While I'm more than pleased with my choices, and am careful to get all the nutrients I need, the fact is my lifestyle is sedentary. I used to hike and quit smoking to make the hiking easier. But somewhere along the line I gained twenty pounds and lost energy and motivation to move. I quit smoking and went vegan for a healthier, happier me as well as a healthier planet, but the extra pounds and loss of energy feel anything but healthy or happy.

Just turned 40, married, have a 6 year old daughter, want to lose 40 pounds & run a marathon within the next year.

Hi! I am a 31 year old woman living in central Iowa. I have been a "yo-yo" with weight most of my life. I am getting married in June and need to lose 10 lbs prior to the wedding (which I gained over the winter months). I've been trying to do it on my own for the last 6 weeks without any success and need support and motivation!

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.

22 year old lab rat just trying to treat my body as respectfully as possible. I keep my sanity through kicking butt with Cathe and Sean and fueling my body the best I can with clean eating.

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.

Ive always been a little overweight, but within the last year, ive gained a lot more than i wanted. I knew i had but i didnt realize how much until summer got here. Ive always been really shy around guys because of my weight. But now im to the point that i cant take it anymore. I dont want to just loose a few pounds i want to loose it all and feel confident about going out with friends and meeting guys and felling comfortable in my own clothes. I want to be healthy and not have to think about possibly having health issues because of this at the age of 20.

I'm 22, 4'10ish and currently 157lbs.

I am a life-loving gal...I love to live, laugh and love! I am a singer and music teacher, and also have a passion for the arts.

I'm a 42 year old mother of two (14 and 12 years old) and wife. I have a great family who keep me on the move. I recently lost ten pounds and have lost my motivation. Hoping that the group can help me gain back my motivation and lose the last 10 pounds.

i just moved to a different state, and i am starting to make healthier choices, for a couple of years i have been depressed, anxious and unmotivated to be healthy. i realized that its time i get back on track.

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

I'm a 37 year-old marketing director and a fitness instructor. I was in great physical shape until "life" took over and it's been a struggle to get back there. I was hospitalized with a blood clot in my brain last year and have spent the last few months with a broken bone and torn ligament in my foot. At times, it seems like the deck is stacked against me. But I know with the right attitude, resources and motivation...and a super supportive husband... it can be done. It WILL be done!

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

I'm a 23-yr-old in her last year of college. Had always been pretty active (grew up as a dancer, worked out religiously & ate like a health nazi) up until I went through some crazy stuff this last year that resulted in a manic episode, and now experiencing some depression and bulimia (which resulted in some major weight gain 20+lbs). Basically, I went from a free-spirited crazy happy go-go dancer / sorority college girl with a fit body to a sad self-loathing average BMI girl. Determined to recover and gain my health and happiness back! Let's do this! :D

i am a budding massage therapist, love to play the guitar, love music. love anthropological studies! the world is very interesting!

I'm a 25 year old college student with a very busy schedule. Besides school, i train Muay Thai, work full time, and i cycle. My goal is to go down weight to fight, but most importantly to feel good, be healthy, and make this a life long deal.

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