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Team Name: progress NOT perfection
Members: 114
Location: anywhere



Goals: To achieve our personal goals.... (no matter how small or large)

Profile: Looking for motivated people, with a personal goal. But let's celebrate even the little successes, and accept there will be challenges. Most of all let's have fun, every little step will move us toward our goal......

Last posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 3:25 PM

Other Info: This team has turned into an extremely active group, with unlimited support and little kicks in the butt. We have had several challenges, and seem to feed off each others energy.

Members profiles:
40 years old. Army wife. Mother of 2. "Today is a great day to be awesome!"


I am a 54 yr old mother of 2 grown children. My weight has gone in every direction since college. I have had health issues and many years of caring for ailing family members. Now I need to focus on me; I have horses, goats, and dogs, so I am busy. I need energy-so I won't starve myself-- I need to eat right and not fast..... And I have to have a sense of humor during this challenge.......


I am a college student and I love fitness and health! Most important to me though is keeping an upbeat attitude and living life to it's fullest


Married, father of four, who enjoys photography, coaching youth sports, and teaching 14 year olds. I've lost 80 pounds, gained back 40, and know the best way to get it off is to be held accountable. Looking toward to the journey.


I lost weight in the past with the help of Peer Trainer. I slipped into my old habits and here I am again. Since May I have lost 30+ pounds. Hoping to be at 130 by the end of December.


I am 56 years old. I am a mother with 3 grown children. I work for a local government and have been active all my life. I ride road and mountain bikes and also a motorcycle. I have a wonderful husband that has never had a weight problem but he supports me in what I am trying to accomplish.


I am a 60 year old with a busy schedule. I work out 4-6 times a week- I need to improve the quality of the food I eat


I am a 29 year old attorney in a super stressful firm. I am not very happy here, so I am struggling between focusing to get my work done (and not fired) and looking for another place. I am having a hard time concentrating, so this gives me anxiety in addition to the fact that i am not getting the work that needs to get done, done. It's a vicious cycle - get in, cannot focus to start working, by 11 a.m., start working, take frequent breaks, EAT OUT OF BOREDOM, 3 p.m. realize I have gotten nothing done, EAT BC ANXIOUS, stay later bc did not get my work done, upset my bf or roommate/best friend bc I am late and/or already ate (they are not mean, AT ALL, but I know they and others who I CANCEL ON or only drink water, are frustrated bc I am late, tired, stressed, not eating well). I am just tired of letting food dictate my decisions - how I feel, how I treat my family and bf, what I do, when and where I go and what I wear - it is not fun to have "no control" over your life!!


30 years old, over weight smoker who is sick and tired of being sick at tired.


hiii ...i m 21 yrs old...i am a student.....i love dancing,playing badminton and reading novels....


I am 62, married, live with my husband and numerous dogs and cats. I am self employed and love my work but it takes a lot of hours and energy. I use my job as an excuse not to exercise. I have have always had weight and food issues, but I ballooned in my 20's. I joined OA when I was about 30 and lost the weight and was able to control it for several years. But in the last 15 years, I just gave up. I had surgery (a vertical sleeve gastrectomy) on 6/8/09. My top weight (5/15/09?) was 263. Pre-op weight (6/8/09): 252


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 a 44 year old male and I teach art at the middle school level. Teaching (any grade or level) is an extremely stressful position, and often leaves me in a bad place. I love to exercise, cook, and of course, eat. I am hoping this site will provide me support in achieving balance.


I'm 48, married with one child. As far as I remember, I've always been in a diet. In 2008/2009 I lost 50 pounds and I was able to control myself and mantain the weight until 2011, when the stress and the move (from FL to WA) plus the stress, added 20 pouds back. I want to return to my 155 pounds.


I am a 28 years old and I want a beach body. I have lived in Florida all of my life and I have NEVER been comfortable in a swimsuit! Time for a change. I am a assistant at a law office ...on my butt almost all day! I just quit smoking after 12 years on January 28th, 2012. I think I may have ballooned a little more after that. No more excuses. Now my lungs and heart are going to perform much better :) :) :)


Not my first time on PT. Joined a few groups over 2008/09, reached my goal weight and got super fit! Then life changed and I've been on a slow backwards slide.... I'm 29, work for a hospital in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I want to get fit and healthy again so I can get out and enjoy it!


I'm 47, a mom of five - 3 of which are still home. The older two boys are out of the house and come home only on some weekends. Part-Time tech writer - likes to read, walk, travel. My oldest is a 25yr old young lady with Down's Syndrome. She keeps me busy. My youngest is an 11 yr old boy. I'm always running - from home to work to home to activities with the kids. Then on the weekend to do fun stuff with my husband with or without the kids - we try to enjoy life :)


I'm a 40 year old working mom with a 4 and almost 2 year old. I have lost 20 lbs since my son was born (Jan 2010)and am working on the last 15. I have always been overweight (in the 180's) and would like to get to "normal" BMI which is below 159 lbs. I like to exercise, and I like good food... just looking for a good balance.


I'm a 34 yr old woman and a Health Coach. I became bulimic at 23 and have not purged in 3 years thanks to attending an amazing treatment center and having great support through my recovery process. I still struggle with emotional eating, cycles which seem to last about 9 to 12 months with only 2 weeks off in between. I feel SOO good when I eat "normally", and I have also never done a cleanse. I would love to be able to recommend this to clients.


I am a 30 year old Mom of two. I have been married for almost 9 years. I was diagnosed 9 years ago with MS, I need to get in shape and start eating healthier so I can keep my MS under control and also have more energy to take care of my kids and hubby!


I am a 25yo dread head vegan with a penchant for skill toys.


I play tennis and I need to lose weight to put less stress on my knee (tendonitis).








I am 29, married and I have had four children in the last 5 years. I have gradually put weight on over the years and I I am ready to lose it!


I am joining because I saw how this website helped a woman in a magazine, with staying on her diet... (I need that type of motivation-I am addicted to sweets.) I am 20 years old and am working 2 jobs and going to school. I don't plan much time for working out or eating healthy and I want that to change. I want to be in shape, say good-bye to my cellulite on my legs, and have a healthy lifestyle.


I am a single mom of three boys.. I am the heaviest I have ever been however I have struggled with my weight my entire life. Because of my weight I am in a lot of pain everyday and it impacts my quality of life very much! I would have to say food was my first addiction in life... the hardest one to kick!!


I'm a singer/songwriter and IT tech that works from home, and this desk job is killing me. A few years ago I lost around 30lbs, and I felt great and had the confidence to actually live me life. Now at over 200lbs, I'm bigger than I've ever been. I find it harder and harder to leave the house, I spend all my time in PJ's because my other clothes are too small, and I even avoid booking music gigs because I hate the way I look and don't' want to be in front of people. I'm tired, I'm unhappy, I don't feel well, and I'm horribly out of shape. I've always lived a very active lifestyle, and I can't do any of the things I enjoy anymore because I'm too fatigued, too out of shape, or in too much pain. Something HAS to change.


First grade teacher at a mission school on the Navajo Nation.





I am a 20 year old female. I am 5'4 and weigh 135 pounds. I am a zumba instructor and love to dance.


I'm 34 yrs old, married with children. Work part-time. Love the outdoors.


I am a 29 year old elementary school teacher. I love being active and having fun with my students, however have little energy to exercise for myself when I get home. I had a struggle with depression in September 2011 and since starting anti-depressants gained over 30lbs. My mental and emotional health has improved significantly but I am beginning to be very displeased with my body and having a very difficult time to stop the gain and start the loss.





I'm a 28 yo stay at home mom of 2 during the day and full time student at night. I'm allergic to wheat, so I've been gluten free since Mar 2012. I've had less tummy troubles as a result.








My husband and I were huge foodiesand attended wine and food events whenever we could. He went to the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, NY. and did the vast majority of the cooking until he had a recurrence of prostate cancer in 2011. I was a caregiver untill he passed away in October. Since I was unemployed at the time, and he had no life insurance, I was forced to sell the house immediately and then moved from Dallas (where I had no family) back to the Pacific Northwest, where my large extended family is located. I moved into an apartment in April, and my "good" eating habits declined to grabbing "whatever" to satisfy my hunger and not wanting to prepare meals. I drank wine, ate ice cream, pizzas, cupcakes and crackers and cheese. I found that my clothes were too small, and bought bigger sizes. It didn't occur to me to stop eating rather than spend money. I heard that at least 50% of the county I live in is obese. It is very noticible when I am out, & it can make it pretty easy to let yourself go. I refused, weighed myself, and joined Planet Fitness two weeks ago. My problem is getting/staying motivated to get up and go! At this point I am somewhat limited to aerobic (bike) and lower body excercise since I have a shoulder problem, which is being helped thru massage therapy. I have not made any friends here (yet) and tend to live the typical introverted life. I know I am still grieving, & this is the worst thing I can do to myself. I hope that healthy living will give me more confidence to get out and enjoy my life, once again.


I recently turned 50 and can't believe I weigh what I do! I had been pretty active, but then I broke a couple ribs snowboarding (I teach), hurt my shoulder that spring, married a wonderful man that isn't as active..


about my history .. in 2005 i weight 270 lbs, i have done the ring surgery in which they insert a ring in my stomache to help me eat little i have lost 110 lbs and suffered from sagging skin so i had to go through tummy tuck procedures along with arms lift howerver being still weight too much lifting procedures was a stupid idea, yet dr managed to convince me with it .... the two procedures were not so easy yet i looked better than before. over the last years i have gained weight again may be 30 lbs, however i was looking to do lipo and lift in my thighs as they look awful, last week i traveled to china with my mum for work and today i have came across this big cosmetic hospital that offered to me the surgery in such a high tech way,,, i was so convinced and up for it i even paid 3000$ as down payment from 12000$ total, i went back to my hotel imagining how would i look like after the surgery i sat down for 5 min then i started crying alot , u know why i was crying,,, i was scared of the surgery,,, i was so scared that it made me cry and what hurts the most is that i am the reason behind my tears today i have went through 5 surgerys to loose weight i have gone thru shitty pain to look good i have scars in alot of places and i still fat and the idea of goin in again makin me feel i will never come out alive, so i decided to not do it and i felt so angry at my self, i googled how to motivate my self to diet aand i found u guys it all happened today 27/7/2012.








My trainer is awesome but I love my starbucks muffins. Help!


38 yo old female. 5'4 and tired of complaining. I just have to get this weight off once and for all!


I'm 51 yo, Have a desk job working in technology and play music for fun. I find the on-line food diary appealing, and also the informality of an on-line support group. I had a 60+ lb weight loss 6 years ago and have maintained about half the loss, but the weight is creeping back up and I'm ready to pay closer attention to what I'm eating.


I am 42 years old now.. I have accomplished alot on this journey.. I started out at 370 pounds.. Im still a work in progress but have released almost a whole person In 2010 I lost my dad to cancer from smoking and I let my life go. along with taking care of my disabled mom wheelchair bound now. so alot of hurdles to overcome. well enough of letting my life go. its time to take it back and thats what I am doing this new year.. alot of changes to come. my life is still unwritten. and im writing it this year!..


I am now almost 60 yo, yikes!!! And here I still am, still wanting to lose about 10 lbs. The same 10 lbs!! Previously I joined Peertrainer in May 2006 and have found it to be the most helpful tool I have ever used in my lifelong quest to lose weight. Yet I have had a few setbacks lately and want to get motivated once again. I love this site, and the people I have met here! I plan to stay and keep the motivation going. I find it the most helpful way of maintaining where I want to be.. Thanks PT!!


I am 59,still in the corporate trenches, married two grown children. I live in South Florida and live a very busy active life. I love the ocean and deep sea fishing. I also love to garden so I spend a lot of time outdoors.


I am 29, and working in the finance world. Working all day long means I'm sat down till late evenings. However I have discovered the jobs of body pump, and have been able to keep up the routine frequently for the pure love of it. I mix in running on the treadmill and body combat in between. Update: Since joining back this site, I have gone to the gym on an average of 5 times a week! woohoo


I am 27 years old. Live in Rarotonga, Cook Islands with two daughters.


I'm a working mother of three and wife - my life is packed to bursting. I live in Switzerland with my husband and three children. We moved here in 2009 after 18 years in Africa and the Middle East. I first 'met' PT in 2007 and it helped me get back on track after a 10 year lull in exercise. I have a demanding and challenging job (which I love). My husband travels most 50% of the time, which leaves me juggling our three gorgeous children and my crazy job. After three years of this routine, I am finally getting the hang of it. I have always believed in healthy eating, but my problem is that I enjoy eating too much! I love fish, and vegetarian cooking. I enjoy growing my own salad and herbs. In October 2008 I competed in a duathalon - I was out of my depth with people who have competed for years, but I loved it. I came last, but won a prize for trying! I followed the couch to 5 k to get up to speed. I would like to start running again. Nagging pain in my knees must be attended to though, so yoga is my first priority. I have taken to Yoga recently. I like yogaglo.com. I have set a goal of 3 1/2 hours a week practice. My weight November 2nd 66 kg (145 lbs) My goal 60 kg (132 lbs)


I'm 30 and am in school to become an RN. I love to cook and try new recipes, knit, read, garden, and hike.





Constantly struggling with the ups and downs of my weight. My bingeing and food addiction has gotten out of control. Want to get involved in PT again to keep up my motivation and work on logging every single bite. Recently discovered a sugar allergy and have taken it out of my diet 100% (besides fruit). Wanting to eliminate flour as well to get rid of the urge to eat chips, bread, etc.


I'm a 36yr old stay at home mom. I have gone up and down in weight since my last child. 5yrs ago I found out I have hypothyroidism and it is a battle just to maintain. I hate having to watch everything I eat and just back slid 10 months ago from the first significant progress I had been making.





57 year old divorced woman with no children, developing a real estate business in luxury and second homes on the Jersey Shore. This is my 4th career change and a very stressful one at that.


I'm a 36 yr old mom of one son. I've ALWAYS been overweight - I mean from toddler-hood, and have pretty much just accepted it. I recently moved to a very unhealthy community and I'm suddenly very aware that everyone around me is the same "shape," - round with a spare tire. It's very important to me that we change our habits for the sake of our son.


30 years old, live with my partner and our 2 dogs. Work full time and travel 3 hours a day getting to and from work. Have previously been really active and healthy but put on about 6 kilos after moving in with my partner 6 months ago which was a big change to my lifestyle - I had less control over my diet and way less time to exercise. I'm looking forward to taking control, getting my diet and exercise back on track and getting my partner involved in some healthy habits too.


38 y/o female, upbeat, motivated. Ready to shed lbs that crept up over the last year or so. Want to feel comfortable in my skin again. Excited about getting started;-)





Hey everybody! I am trying to be better about my weight. I'm a recovering bulimic, and was doing really well for a long time (no binge, or purge) but was living in fear of food so I tried this experiment where I didn't restrict, however, this backfired a little and I gained like 10 pounds. So now, I'm trying to get back on track, watch what I eat, drink more water, excerice, etc. and I lose the weight healthily.





I am smart and funny. I have been overweight my entire life and would like to lose weight with a support system.


I'm a 37 year old single gal. I own my own business. I'm hear to build some consistency in my life, i'm tired of dieting, I just want a way to live.


I am a wife of 20 years to a wonderful man, my high school sweetheart. I am a mother of 3 beautiful daughters and they all love me through life - no matter my size. My granddaughter is just 1 year old and I adore her more than life itself. I am a cancer survivor and since I beat that battle I know I can beat this one...one more time.


I am 27 years old and until I turned 21, the only time I got over 130 lbs was when I was pregnant (at 19) and even after that I went back down to 125 lbs. Now I am 27 and weight 210 lbs. I have tried every weight loss "trick", diet, and quite a few different pills and nothing has worked. I for the past 3 weeks (August 1st) have kept myself to a 1500 calorie diet and do a 45 min cardio workout about 3 times a week. I have only fluctuated the same 5 lbs. I am hoping with this website I can shed some fat and start to feel better =]





Married 38 y/o. One wonderful daughter. Love to go places, see things, and meet others from places I have never been. Need a little support and accountability like everyone else here.


I am a single mother,54 living with my young daughter in a very remote village in Wales,uk. My occupation is a homemaker/part time student, Living in a village I don't get out much so am looking to make new friends/exercise buddies


I'm a university student biology, and a vegetarian.


I am 28 years old. I recently moved to STL a little over a year ago from a little town in southern MO called West Plains. I moved to be closer to my bf, finish school and find a better job. So far I am half way through obtaining my degree. I want to be an ultra sound tech in an obgyn office. I currently work as a reservation agent for Enterprise. I have no kids and am not married. Just have my dog;) I have been chunky my WHOLE life. I don;t think there has been a time I have been within a healthy weight for my height since coming out the womb. And I want to get this weight situation under control before I am too old to do so.


I'm a college student. I eat a typical college student's diet. Ironically, I'm studying nutrition and hope to be a dietitian. At my heaviest, I weighed 220 lb. I managed to get down to about 165, but didn't keep it off. I'm now back up to about 194. I've been overweight my entire life, so I'm not sure what my "happy weight" is. My guess is that it's somewhere in the 135-150 range, but I'm going to tentatively say that my goal weight is 145.


So, I'm newly 22 and I'm vegetarian although i mostly forgo the veggies and opt for chocolate and junk food instead. As a working college student, this is really easy for me to do. Junk food on my lunch breaks. Come home late, eat late, and go straight to sleep like a little baby. I would really like to get back into working out like I used to which was hugely successful when I was younger but I find that it's easy to give myself excuses. I can work hard but not having anyone to answer to but myself makes it all too easy to not wake up in the morning and work out. So I'm here to find a good group to help save me from myself and be accountable to someone else other than my lenient self.


I am 27 years old. Have been pretty active for te past few years falling off the ban wagon here and there with regards to my workout routines and diet. Time to get my ass in gear and stop making excuses.. Hoping if I try a new way of changing these habits I won't loose motivation.


I am a college music student looking to find health, fulfillment and peace, and self love. I want to give and to gain inspiration. I am coming to understand that we are all connected and are made to rely on one another.





Single mother of 3 adult children. Former anorexic. Currently binging on pretty much anything and everything. My divorce was a year ago this month and my weight has increased by about 70 pounds since then. I have osteoarthritis in my knees so it makes it hard for me to get out and about, when I do I usually use a cane or walker.


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 am an artist and art teacher, 31 years old, active and keep within a normalish weight range for my height. At my current weight I can afford to loose ten pounds which will hopefully help reduce inflammation in my achilies tendon. I love to run and to exercize in general. I plan on completeing the New York marathon in 2013 and reducing inflammation in my joints and tendons is key to completing this run pain free.


46 yr old male 5'10 254lbs


I am 24 years old, and have struggled with body image/weight issues for 6 years. I have had an eating disorder the whole time too - restrictive eating for most of the time, bulimia for 7 months - and am finally at a point that I just want to be free from obsessive eating, whether it's restricting calories or binging on everything in sight. I'm a baker as well, which makes it hard to develop good eating habits!


Married, 39 year old woman with no children. Still getting established in my career and want to move up the ladder, but realize to do so, I need to be more marketable - like it or not, fat doesn't impress.





I have been somewhat overweight pretty much my whole life. It has been a sad story I have been telling myself for years, as my weight went up and down. At 41, working full time with two young boys (8 and 5) on my own, I find myself wanting to be healthier for more practical, less emotional reasons. I want to have energy! And I want to be around when my boys have their own kids.











I'm 28 living in Mexico. I enjoy playing tennis, running and recently I discovered rock climbing, that's my main motivation for getting fit, I want to be leaner and stronger. I love eating.








I am a full time mom. Have a greate life and a wonderfull husband. I struggle with my wight because I eat wrong food. I want to be heatly


37..mom of two girls (6 &20mos)..married...work part-time...although i don't do as much as i'd like to these days i am a runner/jogger...1 marathon....3 half marathons and loads of 5ks under my belt


45 year old loves my shar pei, yoga meditation and the beach


Mother of 2 young teenage girls and wife of 15 years to a wonderdul and supportive man. Fulltime professional in the healthcare industry with a demanding job.


I've struggled with weight my whole life and have tried virtually every diet. Binge eating at night has always been my struggle. I finally got control over my weight after graduating college, but I still battle with a 15 lb fluctuation. It's MUCH better than years ago (50 lbs off, 60 lbs on....) but I would love to get back to my goal weight. In addition, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1998 and struggle with pain and fatigue. I can work through the pain, but the fatigue gets to me and prevents me from exercising when I need it the most! I want to lose about 10-15 lbs and be in a routine of healthy eating and exercise.


I am 49 yrs. old I am married have a 13 year old daughter and 2 grown chlildren. I work part time and keep very busy.








I am into the second half of my life which I am finding more exciting than the first. I have raised my kids and one has moved out. I am advancing my career to a place I want it to be. Now I get to focus more on me and what I would like. It is about being a healthier, fitter, more energetic me that has a little more balance.


I am 65,5' 6 1/2", married for 44 years. I feel I am young and am a corporate trainer and not ready to retire. Living to 100 or more is a good possibility, so I have to take care of my body, stay off meds and use good nutrition to handle the body.





I enjoy being with my family, I love to ride 4 wheelers and be outdoors. I have 2 amazing little boys they keep me going they also love to be out doors and playing with the dogs. I have recently prior to this year lost about 14 lbs and then end of July 2012 I decided I wanted to lose my and I got down to 154 wich was a additional 25 lbs lost and gave up and I am currently around the 160ish stage and would like to be 140!


I am a relatively happy person, but I do have my moments. I am 52 and really would like to lose this excess weight. I have tried, and tried and tried....... I lost my job in June and have been seeking employment locally as opposed to traveling (which contributed LOTS to my weight gain). I have been happily married for 34 years. I am going to become super-mindful of my eating. I have joined a local gym and will be working out 5 days per week.





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.








Senior in High school. Very involved in school & sports; volleyball & soccer. Used to play basketball, but not doing it this year & looking to get super fit this winter!!


I'm a 30+ female and have a history of an active lifestyle. I have depression issues which have resulted in about a 20 pound weight gain. Specifically, I tend to self-medicate with alcohol which results in cravings for unhealthy foods. I'll get serious about being more healthy which lasts for usually 3-5 weeks and then I revert. I'm hoping a group might help me be more accountable for my own unhealthy habits.


I'm 26 and I've gained about ten pounds a year for the past seven years, all the while making half hearted attmepts to lose weight. Time to reverse the trend and get healthy.


I am 31 and I have a toddler and a baby (both girls), two dogs, a cat, a husband and a full time job.





My name is John. i recently turned 30 years old November of this year. I have lost over 100 lbs in about a year and a half. It has been such a difficult but gratifying journey. I am joining this site to hopefully get some help and perhaps offer help to others who may need support. I was able to get down to 160lbs, but unfortunately lately i have been struggling with emotional eating, and have spiked back up to 180lbs. i cannot seem to identify the source of my eating and need help being held accountable for my actions. Anything you could do to help me i will pay back with the same support and kindness.






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