I'm an artist, working on my own - so have to be completely self motivated - a life long adventure in self discipline which never carried over to my eating habits until I lost weight in 2008. Peertrainer helped me get it off, and I kept it off for two years, then the combination of a death in the family, too much time traveling to exotic places with delicious food, and an injury which precluded any exercise involving my right foot I gradually put on 10 lbs in the last 2 years. I can now do some walking again, and am ready to closely monitor my eating as well again.
JANUARY 1, 2008:
154 lbs, waist 31, belly button 34 1/2, hips 40, bust 38 1/2, thigh 23 3/8, calf 13 7/8 **********
SEPTEMBER 22, 2008:
Beginning new challenge to lower my fat% and build my muscle %. This will have to be subjective, because I have not figured out a way to measure it, or have it measured.
135 lbs, waist 28 1/2, belly button 31, hips 38, bust 36, thigh 21, calf 13 7/8, bicep 11 1/4, bicep flexed 12.**********
Week 4: 131 lbs, waist 26 1/2, belly button 27 1/2, hips 37, bust 34, thigh 20 3/4, calf 13 5/8, bicep 11 1/4, bicep flexed 11 3/4***********
DECEMBER 22, 2008
Week 12: 131.5 lbs,waist 27, belly button 29 1/2, hips 37, bust 35, thigh 20 3/4, calf 13 5/8, bicep 11 1/2, flexed 12 1/2
Interesting to compare to 2 months ago: In spite of not losing any weight, I feel much harder - and I did gain measurable muscle in my biceps. I do feel that my perception of my waist is that it is larger, though a lot more toned. I was doing a lot of ab work for a while: I have heard that building muscle there can make you thicker rather than thinner!**********
JANUARY 1, 2009, The 12 Week Challenge, A Repeat:
Beginning statistics: 128 lbs, waist 26", belly button 29", hips 37", bust 35", thigh 21", calf 13 5/8", neck 13 1/4 ", biceps 11 1/4, 12 1/4 flexed.*********
JULY 2011: weigh and measure tomorrow! Gosh! I forgot that I was actually down to 128! I've gained more than 10 lbs! **********
SEPTEMBER 2012: 144 Ugh! On my way to my 170# high again - time to get a grip. Decided to try the Cleanse, both for weight loss, and to try to figure out what is causing my lower abdominal discomfort.
Waist 30, belly button 33.5, hips 39, thigh 22, bust 37, calf 13.5
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)
Halloween of 2009 was when I came to PT at 154 and after a year was solidly at 140 (which was the high end of my original goal). Sadly, since a vacation in early December, I went back up to 145, but am back down below 140 most of the time. I am married to a wonderful man. Who since April 2011 has lost about 50 pounds, with about 40 more to go. Our house has been a difficult conglomeration of diets and emotions over the last year. We don't have kids. He is retired, I run my family's bar and grill. I am a born again Christian and trust in the Lord to take care of everything in my life.
I am an educator working at the district level.I was extremely happily married to my wonderful husband for 22 years. He was my rock and my support in everything even though he was physically ill all of our marriage. He passed away in August of 2012 after 4 long years in and out of the hospital. That first year he was sick I gained 30 lbs to a bit over 200lbs. Through Peertrainer and Dr. Fuhrman, I lost almost 80lbs and now weigh 126. I had been attending the untiversity and was almost through with a Ph.D but had to stop to care for my husband. I dont think I will go back. I have a huge supportive family and a lot of good friends. I am trying to find out how to live the rest of my life in a way that honors my husband's memory. He never complained and lived his life to the fullest, refusing limitations. I am working on it!
I am vegan, still need to exercise, and an Elvis devotee. That is part of who I am and part of my daily experience.
My kids are all grown with kids and grandkids of their own. My goals include getting back to running and finding a way to be happy.
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.
Small stuff every day. Consistency is key.
I am 44 years old and have been overweight all my life....Underwent a gastric bypass in 2002 and lost nearly 200 lbs. Since getting married three years ago, I've slowly put back on 30 lbs. I have literally tried everything to lose weight...but as I've gotten older...it has become nearly impossible to lose weight....I seem stuck!
I am 49 and have two boys - 11 and 8. I have been married and have lived in RI for almost 15 years. I have been working from home for the past 8 years. I was super active prior to getting married - ran in a couple marathons, dance classes, biking. I even took 25 mile bike rides until I was 7 months pregnant!! After my 2nd little guy came along can't seem to lose more then 5 or ten pounds - and then the dreaded winter comes!!
I am a 61 years old mom/grandmother/daughter/sister/wife this month. Married 40 years to a 1st generation Sicilian. Have two grown children – Both are married and on their own. Daughter has two children. Recently lost my full time job.
Lifelong weight issues – time to take better care of me.
I'm a 35-year-old professional, a foodie and great cook who loves to exercise and is quite fit despite still needing to drop about 20 pounds. I have successfully lost 35 or so pounds on Weight Watchers over the past few years and right now am bouncing between 154 and 160. I want to break through 150 and ultimately get into the low 130s. It would feel like a miracle, but I know I can do it.
I am 33 years old, recently married, living in the UK. I love acting, sewing and living in different cultures. I need to lose about 30 pounds, I would like to start running again, but am a bit scared to since I tore the cartilage in my knee last time I trained for a 10km run. I currently do Zumba twice a week and walk a bit but am looking to really increase this.
I'm a 44 year old working mother of 2 young girls. I consider myself a pretty healthy eater, but have somehow gotten off track in the last few months -- ready to get back in shape :-)!
I'm a Mum of two from Australiah
I am a 39-year-old (soon to be 40) Mom of 4. I work from home as a medcial transcriptionist and as a result spend many hours sitting each day. I homeschool my kids and spend much of my day teaching them and running them from one activity to another. A few years ago I had a Thyroid Storm and as a result no longer have a functioning thyroid and am on 100% replacement. I enjoy working out but often have difficulty fitting it into my schedule.
I am almost 60 years old and have gone through a roller coaster of emotional life events in the past 10 years. As a result, I have fluctuated greatly in weight, gaining and then losing 20-30 pounds every 2-3 years. That process has take a toll on my self-esteem, my energy, and my attitude about life. My desire is to stop that destructive cycle, and I know it will encompass physical, mental, and even spiritual challenges.
For the past 10 years I have struggled with 10-15 pounds and have lost and regained weight. Jan 7th I started The 4-Day Diet and felt great, lost 4 lbs in 4 days, continued and have lost 7 lbs over the past month and 1/2. Bad habits are creeping back into my life.
70, married, work out of my home. As a result of Fresh Start Cleanse and all the tools I've learned decided to get my Real Estate License. I'm excited and energized. Will take my state exam within a month or so.
I am a 44 working mom to a very active 3 1/2 yr old boy. I like to think of myself has having fitness as a hobby.
I'm 22 years old and I have two jobs. I'm pretty busy but I love running, yoga, and hiking. I like to workout, but I have trouble eating right. I crave junk food like ice cream and chips.
I'm a newly graduated nurse midwife, a wife and mother. I have five grand children. I'm a Mormon and love to read and serve others. I'm learning to have a better relationship with myself and to look at this symbolism of my weight.