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Team Name: Cheat & Binge - NO MORE!
Members: 290
Location: anywhere, TX anywhere



Goals: To deal with binges and make it a thing of the past in our lives.

Profile: The is a team for people who have a problem with binges or seriously cheating on their "diets." We are not talking about having a treat once in a while. Anyone should have the OCCASIONAL treat. This is a place where you will find support. You should log not only your regular food and your cheats/binges , but also you should log why you think you cheated/binged and how you were feeling when you cheated/binged. Logging helps us to get real with ourselves and overcome our hurdles. So, even if you want to keep your notes and comments private, still log them in the personal notes section. It really does help to get it out. It also helps to have a record to reflect on to guide change for the better. This is also a place where cheaters/bingers hopefully will acquire a more healthy lifestyle. We hope to exchange the word 'diet' for 'lifestyle' as we implement healthy habits. This is not a place for judgement. It is a place for encouragement and support. We will read each others' logs and offer positive support to each other and vent, if we need to. We are all here for the same reason. Don't worry about judgement. This is a team where we will give and receive compassion.

Last posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 3:50 PM

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Members profiles:
39, English Teacher, Married, No Pets, No Kids, Also, I've always struggled with a weight problem (practically since birth, and that's NOT an exaggeration)


I'm 51 years old, mother of 3 girls (19, 21, and 24), recently remarried to a wonderful musician. All three of my girls are out of the house and in school. I'm a huge pet lover and left my former job in real estate sales to become a pet sitter a year ago, which I love! I have a good sence of humor, like all things friendly, and am a generally happy person who struggles with seasonal depression in the gray days of winter. I like exercise overall, but sometimes put other things in front of it to avoid it. Once I'm doing it, I'm happy for having made the effort. My biggest problem is that I love to eat and drink and tend to be a feast or famine person - I either totally abstain or eat the whole container of ice cream so it won't be there to tempt me tomorrow. Sound familar? I'm going through menapause and find it's much harder to shed the 15 lbs. I've put on the last 5 years, but I really would like to get down a size or two. I feel much happier about myself when I'm leaner, and find I have alot more energy. I joined this group to get the support and feedback from others who share these struggles.


I'm 24, finished an Honours degree in violin





I am a 33 year old, Christian father of 5. I have been overweight for most of my life. I have had limited success in diets and exercise over the years.


I'm 40 years old, am married and have 3 kids. I'm a full-time mom.


Turning 55 in August; that doesn't seem possible! I live in a small town in Northeastern Wisconsin and commute 40 miles each way daily to my corporate job in Green Bay (home of the World Champion Green Bay Packers!!). I own my own home and love to read, play Scrabble and work in the garden. I work full time in a corporate environment. 0 kids, 1 cat, lots of friends.





Aging WASP girl, trying to age gracefully.


I am 15 years old but very serious about getting in shape and being the best I can be. I am very much into sports, shopping, friends and just having some quiet "me" time. Any advice would help...ThAnX!!!





I am a college student. I love running. I gain weight from binging. I recently lost some weight only to gain some back in the past three weeks due to binging.


i lack discpline, my weight fluctuates like the stock market. need to be more consistent. I work mostly a sedentary research position and preparing to go back to school to get my MBA in the fall.


I am a working mom. I enjoy a cigar and sipping on a glass of wine every now and then - especially while sitting outside in the fall.





I'm 27 years old, 5'0" and weigh ~105 at the moment. I know I don't really need to lose weight, but I have a serious binge eating/OCD problem. And being short, it shows very easily! Ever since I left school and joined the *real* world I have been steadily gaining. (It's all those treats that are around the office *all* the time!!) I am very active, which is why the weight gain is somewhat slow... but it's happening and I need help changing my bad habits, and I need to be held accountable for my eating. Oh, and 1 more thing... I love margaritas and chips and salsa and whatever I do to keep myself under control it will just have to work around my margarita Happy Hours... b/c I'm a single girl and I'm not giving those up!!





I'm a 38yr old single mother of a 5yr old. I work fulltime as a Social Worker. Am friendly with a great sense of humour. Do have depression which I take medication for, hoping the endorphins through exercise will help.


I'm a mother of 2. I am a hairdresser. I love to eat and excercise. Socialize drinking and eating are a big part of my life too. OY!!


hi i'm sarah and i am 18 years old.I am a writer so spend alot of time sat at my desk or on the computor, so i dont get alot of time to excersize or to prepare healthy food. Need to lose weight and get in shape quick!


I'm 26, and currently working to finish my PhD. I play competitive volleyball and love to run and work out, so exercise is generally not my problem. However, with the stress of grad school I find myself overwhelmed and making poor choices about how much I should put in my mouth. As I go through this last year of grad school I want to take back my life in terms of controlling my eating but really my stress level in general.


I enjoy exercise, once I do it. I do best when others are with me, but that isn't always possible, as a single mom. I need help in finding time to exercise and committing to doing it on a regular basis.


I'm a single, 29 years old. :) In 2001, I lost 40-something pounds and was looking so great! It's 6 years later and I've gained it all back...and more. I'm tired of being bigger and would really like to be healthier.





I'm 27 years old, just going through a lot of transitions. I broke up with my boyfriend of 10 years and got my own apartment. I'm still learning a lot at my job, which I have only worked at for one year. I'm finding that I really have to work hard to build a healthy social life in Pittsburgh because lots of people just hang out at bars -- not for me!


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


I am a 48 year old democrat recently remarried to a republican retired cop, 8 year old step son, scrappy cocker spaniel and an orange cat, sold my house, and moved 2 large dogs and a mean elderly cat into my husbands home. Giving up my own space and adapting to our joint family has been challenging. I am a social worker by trade and the director of a homeless shelter. I believe in going forward and taking responsiblity. Professionally I have been successful, but I haven't walked the walk consistently when it comes to my body and health. I was just diagnosed with pre-diabetes and need to step up now.


My name is Christina i'am 22 and work full time as a dental assistant. I have always had weight problems even when I was thin I still felt like I needed to lose 10 pounds to look perfect. Two years ago I weight 140 pounds now i'am at an all time high oft 180 pounds at 5feet 7 inch's tall that huge.


I'm a current college student and former high school cross country runner who's been struggling with the consequences of compulsive overeating and a sedentary lifestyle. I want to lose the weight I've put on in the past three years and get back into racing shape.


F/25 I'm an accountant in the south east of England


I am a pharmacy student in my 4th year. Currently I am on an internship so thankfully there is no stress of classes. :) However, in January I am right back to classes and studying all the time.


I am 30 years old. Weigh 162 lbs and am 5' 7". Have three kids. Have recently had breast reduction and am looking at liposuction if after 1 year there is no improvement. Work part time and am a current nursing student.











I am 49 years and have been struggling with my weight since I started dieting in high school when I weighed 110 pounds. I always felt fat. I have yo yo'd since then. I am a third grade teacher, married for almost 20 years and have 2 teen age boys.


I'm 57 years young. I'm married to a wonderful man. We have a grown daughter. No grandkids....not yet, thank goodness, I couldn't pick them up! We have four dogs....two bichons and two tiny yorkies. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. I'm a nurse and work part-time.


Almost 56, married with 7 kids between us, 14 grandkids and a new great-grandson. I am heavily into crafts such as polymer clay, stamping, crocheting and I write. Work full time in a Medical office.


I am an educator, artist, single, no birth children but have many community children that I help ,several god children, and a crazy cat.


I'm college educated, 28, married for 5 years with two kids. I am also a bit of a workaholic and keep late hours. To sustain my current weight given a sedentary lifestyle, I should consume 1750 calories a day. To lose 1-2 lbs a week, I need to run a 750 calories deficit through healthy eating and exercise.





I have 2 kiddos that are 14 months apart. Our daughter is 2 and our son is 1. Saying they keep me busy is an understatement. I used pregnancy as an excuse to deny myself all the foods I denied myself to stay around 115 lbs. The result has been catastrophic and I have struggled with weight and self worth for the past 2 years. My husband and I are from AR originally. We were married in 2004. We moved to MN in 2007. Our daughter was born in MN and we loved living there. We moved to IL in 2011, two weeks before our son was born. It had been a challenging transition being a mother of 2 little one, making new friends, and settling into the area.


22~ ready to get rid of all the extra junk I packed in my trunk, stomach, arms and legs during college and through my "secretary butt" job. I lost 35 lbs last year but have put 20 back on due to crap eating.


I just graduated with a BA in Political Science from Washington State University! Go Cougs! I am starting a sweet career and will be moving to San Francisco in early Feb!


I am 41, soon to be divorced, and a working mother of 3 young children (8, 6, and 3). I was the fittest I've ever been between my 2nd and 3rd children, then learned there'd be a bonus baby and ballooned. I dropped about 20 pounds between August 04 and March 05, but rapidly gained all that back when I stopped nursing, turned 40, and my dad was diagnosed with cancer. I think I'm having a midlife crisis and want to at least feel better about myself while I figure out my relationships.


I am in my last year of college in beautiful Washington, DC, heading to law school in the fall. I want to enjoy all of the things that I love (including food!) while still living a healthy life style.


I'm a 27 year old commercial real estate accountant who sits down too often and loves ice cream and cupcakes. I finally have a job where I have time to get to the gym, so I have no excuse to not take advantage of it!


I'm 50, married, a mom to one 11 yr. old boy, not working at the moment, but was and likely will be again a middle school and high school math teacher. We have a 16 mo. old Wheaten Terrier who is great--very energetic AND very sweet. I love to sail, bike, ski, hike, but I'm not particularly good at any of it. I enjoy it all anyway!


I'm a 45 yo mother of one, married for 12 yrs or so (I'm the one who forgets our anniversary...). I've struggled with compulsive overeating since about age 10 (or at least that's when I started looking overweight in photos). Have been normal weight at times but it takes enormous amounts of exercise (e.g. daily run + 3x/wk wtlift + 4 nites/wk team volleyball + 2 afternoons/wk doubles volleyball). As a mom I don't have time for that now so I guess I've finally got to change my eating habits! I'm about 85 lbs overweight.


I'm a 21-year-old literature student ready to finally lose the weight and get in shape!


Hi all! I'm from Montreal. I'm 38, have no children of my own. My boyfriend has 4 (3 boys, and 1 girl). I am working on getting a divorce from my ex husband so that I can work on my future with my boyfriend. I read Woman's World as much as I can--when I'm able to find it! Being in Quebec, english magazines are sold very quickly!





I'm a librarian and working on becoming a published author and poet. I'm 24 and more or less vegetarian and fish because I've not been able to give up sushi.


I am 160 lbs and having a tough time losing. I've been going to curves for three months and had to stop 3 weeks ago till my pulled back heals. Have lost nothing at curves and very discouraged.


I'm 44 years old, I have 3 kids, ages 23, 15, and 3. I work fulltime, nights. I enjoy just spending time with my family, and I love to play bingo and do the slots


I'm 24 and a newlywed. Last year I joined WW and lost 18 pounds. We moved across the state and I can't afford to go to the meetings anymore. (Broke newlywed) I've gained 8-10 pounds back from my low weight. I want to lose those and the last few pounds that I never lost. I'm a newspaper reporter so often my day is quite unpredicatble, leaving me to rely on snacks or vending machines for dinners at city council meetings. I'm at a healthy weight now but want to get to where I can not be self-concious and fit nicely into my clothes.


I am a 35 y/o woman married to a wonderful and loving service member of the United States Marine Corps. We have 5 beautiful children and currently stationed in Okinawa Japan.


I'm in my mid-20s and am a vegetarian. I'm in grad school (again) and work part-time. I tend to obsess over things--and not in a good way!


I guess it's time to do a little updating, although there really isn't much to do update. I am 31 years old now and currently not working and having a hard time finding a job which really makes me feel depressed. Which isn't a good thing when you're trying to lose weight in my opinion.


I am 32, and tired of feeling like crap. I was at the doc last August when he had to move the "big weight" another time. That puts me over 200 lbs! I flat refused. I jumped off the scale and never looked back! I've lost 33 lbs. since then - almost halfway to my goal. I am an elementary school teacher and was a former athlete. I also coach football, basketball, track, and baseball.


I'm a homemaker, mother of autistic twin boys, a doula at a local hospital and I have really got to lose some weight. Heart issues, binge eating issues, depression issues, walking up steps without everyone hearing me huff issues, and not having a butt that looks like an elephant from the back and actually moves on its own. I hate to catch a glance of myself walking in a window or God forbid I see a picture of myself from the back.


I'm a 28 year old mother of one. I'm married and I work from home part time. My weight right now is 166 and I haven't been this big since I was pregnant with my son almost 10 years ago. I've always had problems with my weight, but I was always able to shed the extra pounds. Now I put the weight on and it keeps going up. I think that most of my weight problems are due to the fact that I'm depressed and all I do is sit at home on the couch and have no energy. I want to get back down to a size 5 : ) I don't eat healty and I drink lots of soda. Junk food and sweets are one of major problems.


I am a 41 year old mother of 2 and married for 15 years. As far as exercise goes, I've been pretty dormant for the past 2 years relying on my active job to stay fit. Now that I've been promoted (good thing), my job is not so active anymore and I'm noticing the 'spread'.


i'm 21 years old and have put on too much weight after high school gain 3 pants sizes. i have a wonderful commited boyfriend of almost 4 years and we have a gym pass because he too is unhappy, however i still can't stay motivated i work 7 days a week and the last thing i want to do is work out.


I live in the Boston metro area and work full time with the intention of going to back to school for my MBA part time. I have a nice network of friends that adds to my social life. As a result, I tend to eat, drink out more than I ever used to. On the one hand I'm lucky enough to have great friends and an active social life, but I need to find a way to balance this out with my goal for a healthier lifestyle. And face it, I want to meet someone and I won't put myself out there until I feel better about myself. I'll post an update on that goal once I lose about 20 pounds!


Looking to lose a little weight....I always seem to lack motivation, and feel like I am constantly disappointing myself. A stable support system would be phenomenal.





I am a cancer survivor, single, and a fourth grade teacher. I am an emotional eater and I desparately want to lose weight, not only to be healthy, but so I can love myself again.


I am 20 years old. I am in school for elementary education. I am getting married next year and am very excited about it.


I'm a 22 year old recent college grad. Right now I'm working in biomedical research, but I'll be back in school for my M.D. this fall. I am an active person who loves to workout and play sports (my faves are volleyball and ultimate frisbee). I am hoping to shed 15 pounds and get my stress eating habit under control before school starts back up.


in college


I am a 19 year old college student.


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.


I'm a 41 yr old woman, yo-yo dieter and compulsive overeater. I know how to lose weight and exercise to be healthy. I just don't know how to modify my behavior to keep myself from compulsively overeating, even when I know it's not good for me.


I will be 29 soon and have struggled with my weight for years, i want to shop at regular stores, and where all the jeans that are wasting away in my closet from previous weights. I have recently joined ww but haven't found much in common with other members yet, so I hope that here I can develop a motivational environment in my everyday life.


5'4, 28 year old female from Prince Edward Island Canada. Mom of 2. I've lost 119 lbs in the last 2 years. Gone from 264.5 lbs to 145.5 lbs. I would like to reach ~135-140 and get really toned.

















I'm a pediatrician and pediatric dentist (way too much time in school...) who is the founder and managing general partner of a group practice and who teaches part time @ Stanford Medical School. My work schedule tends to be very hectic which results in "stream-of-consciousness" eating habits. Over the years my lifestyle has been extremely athletic, unfortunately I fractured two vertebrae in a bike race 8 years ago which ended my cycling as well as the ability to run. More unfortunately although my lifestyle changed, my eating habits did not. Ever since high school I've had the destructive habit of "night time eating," - after going to bed I get up several times each night and go into the kitchen and eat - usually whatever is sweet. This night time eating habit is such a craving that I literally can't go to sleep unless I eat something.


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





I am 25 years old and single. I work full time and just started grad school. I struggled with anorexia throughout high school and college, but since I graduated I have been struggling with binge eating. It started out as an occassional binge, but has built up to a constant state. I have gained 30 lbs. and my health/fitness levels are not where they need to be.





I'm 17, 233 pounds..... I own a 2 year old paint/draft cross names Ava( hmm...) and I love her to death. I am taken by a wonderful if not immature( aren't they all?) man named Dale who loves me the way I am and sometimes says negative things about me losing weight. But honestly he is a doll :}


I am 25 years old and will be graduating college in December. I am applying to grad schools in Hawaii. I am going to be working in Hawaii for the last part of summer as well. I do not want to be in one of the most beautiful tropical places in the world and not enjoy myself! I want to wear a bikini!


Well, lets see~ I just turned 40 and my oldest son just turned 21. I have been big most of my life, not FAT but big. I want to lose weight so I feel better about myself. I also want to start running, my husband runs every morning and I want to run with him, I walk .. so I am trying to teach myself to run.. I have a total of 5 kids, I live outside Dallas Texas, and I am a 5th grade school teacher.


32 YEARS OLD, SINGLE, STRAIGHT, CHRISTIAN, BANKER, RUNNER, LOVES TO READ JAMES PATTERSON, NORA ROBERTS, IRIS JOHANSEN, SANDRA BROWN ECT..


I am 26 years old and have struggled with my weight all my life. I've been married a year and a half now. No kids yet. I've gotten down as low as 105 pounds when I was 17 and now I weigh 180 pounds. I am an emotional eater. I want to stop the dieting/bingeing cycle and just learn to be "normal"





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'm a 27 year old desk jockey in DC. Would like to be stong, fit and drop some of the excess flab. Have slowley gained weight due to poor eating behaviors (snacking!). Have also recently gained (mainly size, but muscle loss has kept my weight about the same) due to inactivity while recovering from an acute ankle injury (which should allow for return to any activity in the next 1-2 months, hopefully!).


15 year old student, happy, healthy and very lucky. Looking to be the best i can be.











28 year old designer Need to stop the urge to stress eat, lose weight/bloating, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I can usually lose (and then gain) weight easily, but it's keeping in shape that is the hardest for me. I have sloth like habits and then all I want to do is not leave the house. The last year it's been in a 5-8 pound battle for me.


I'm 33 years old


52. Married, two teens.


I am a very friendly person. I am a nursing assistant in a hospital, and I love nursing. I love comedy movies, shopping, and listening to music. I want to join a gym soon, so hopefully that'll happen within the near future.


my lowest weight was 118lbs, my highest weight is 155lbs. I am now at 145lbs, though just a few weeks ago I was down to 138 lbs..I want to start losing weight now before I get back to my highest weight or even more


I'm a 31 year old girl living in Montreal. I've struggled with food and my weight my whole life. For the past ten years, my weight has ranged from 95 to 165 pounds. I love to knit and I have a knitting blog: http://shepurls.blogspot.com


I'm 30, married, have 2 kids (2 yrs and 10 months) and work at home. I used to be an avid runner before having my babies and followed the Weight Watchers program to stay at my goal weight for 3 years.But... I gained 60 pounds with my first pregnancy, then got pregnant again right away without losing the weight. My youngest has severe GERD and is tube fed so I have had many limitations to my time due to taking care of her needs. Plus, because I'm an emotional eater my response to her health problems is to eat and eat and eat. Somebody stop me!


i am 18 and i am a senior, I live in OKLAHOMA!!, i am sothern baptist. i love cooking. i want to major in elementary edu. I love reading and writing. I speak competitvely and plan on going to colege next year.I have 2 sisters 2 parents and a possesed cat that i love. We now also own a demon dog. I love the lord with all my heart and work everyday to put him number one in my life.


I am a post-grad student currently living abroad. I enjoy activities and have fallen in love with Pilates. But I recently had a fall while jogging and fractured my elbow. I'm now on a slow and steady path to getting in shape again.


I am a mother of 2 beautiful kids with great friends.





I have a huge appetite in winter, and really like biscuits, cakes, french bread, scones, buns whatsoever starch, which is the only food make me fat. I've once put on 5 kilo in just 2 weeks becuz I wanted to eat, and couldn't stop until I stuffed myself to death. Maybe it's a mental distortion....


I love to read, and really enjoy being fit and healthy.


I am a Christain, I am 42, I am a stay at home mom who babysits, I am blessed to watch a 21/2 yr old girl Avery Grace, a 3 1/2 yr old little boy Cole and his new little brother Carter.I am blessed to have a beautiful little boy,well he's not so little he is 7 , His name is Isaiah, waited 14 1/2 years to be Mommy and Daddy, we suffered 10 miscarriages and had a daughter who was still -born, but God blessed us through adoption. We not only were blessed with a beautful little boy we have been blessed with a whole family. We have an open adoption with our birthfamily, we are very close. I have a wonderful husband who has but up with my crazyness for 22 years and I love him more everyday.














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


I'm 43 years old, married, 3 kids under 10, with a full time job outside the home. I have struggled with being overweight all of my life but have had a few stretches of "perfect" body weight which felt amazing. I've haven't been able to keep the binge eating out of my bag of tricks. Now is the time because I was diagnosed this fall with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. My doctor said he will give me a few months to make changes and see a difference otherwise I will need medication for both! I picked the name Glamfab (well the first 10 names I really wanted were already taken LOL) but I want a reminder of being glamorous and fabulous again. I want to sparkle and shine again. That must sound SO dorky but - that is how I feel in my heart.





I'm a 41 year old SAHM and yo-yo dieter. Like many, I've dieted and lost weight before, but I always end up falling back into old (bad) habits. I'm thoroughly frustrated with my binge eating and want to stop it.


I am a 52 year old professional woman, married for 30 years with 2 adult children. Since the age of 14, I have been on the diet binge diet binge roller coaster. I have been a size 6 and a size 26. I lost 70 pounds for my daughter's wedding this summer (still 20 pounds away from my goal) and have already gained back 30! Intellectually, I know what to do and not do, but that doesn't stop my behavior. I'm looking for a way to move my life- body, mind, and spirit- in a direction that provides me with health and a new way of being in my body.





22 year old law student, living at home (hopefully only the first year!) in New Jersey


I never used to worry about what I ate, but in the past year I have gained about 10 lbs. I guess it was a blessing in disguise because I have started learning about exercise and healthy eating, but I am still having trouble getting the weight off now...I have been riding horses since the age of 6, with a focus in mainly eventing and dressage. I was training and teaching professionally for a year but have since decided that it's not a way to make a living. I currently live in downtown Chicago and am not getting ride much, so I miss it terribly!


I am a 51yo professional woman who began gaining weight after my first pregnancy 26 years ago and steadily continued for my next 2 pregnancies. I feel very educated about the WAY to lose weight, but need to be accountable for my choices and figure out ways to not eat due to emotions.





I am 27 years old, married, and have a wonderful little boy. When I actually go to the gym I like it- alot. I need motivation and encouragement. I didn't really have anyone to talk to about my weight and overeating till I met some great friends on peertrainer! I've been dieting my whole life. I think that is why it is sooooo hard to lose weight this time (after having my son). I think I just need support from people who understand me and who also need support and motivation. I NEED TO LOSE THIS WEIGHT FOR ME!!!!


I am a married mom, 26yrs this July, of 2 college students. Sadly I have let myself go. After I had my children I just continued to gain weight always thinking that I could lose it when I was ready but every time I would start to diet I would quit then put on more. I started Peertrainer once before, then got breast cancer, then got a clean bill of health, then kicked myself in the butt and said get started and do this thing.








I started at 143 lbs. This time last year I weighed about 126. I didn't really change my eating pattern much but packed on the pounds quite suddenly. I would like to get back down to that size but I am having some problems. I find it hard to find a diet that I can stick to ( and one that is budget friendly since i am a college student).





I am 27 years old and have just recently begun to struggle with my weight. I am 5'8" tall, and weigh 160lb to date (the heaviest I've ever been). Last year at this time I weighed about 143lbs (and was unhappy even at that weight!!), but even as recently as May of this year, I weighed 150lbs. That's a lot of weight to gain over the course of a year! I'm not really sure what's happening, but if I had to take a guess, I'd say it was my bad eating habits! I love all the foods that are unhealthy, and have a hard time controlling myself. I recently began working out, basically doing cardio ~3x per week. I started this about 2 months ago, but I have not lost an ounce. I'm realizing the reality that I'm no longer a teenager!! I'm here for motivation and encouragement and to try and be more accountable about what I eat. It's October 2008, and I figure I have plenty of time between now and this coming summer to get into better shape! I've just got to make the right choices from now on!


I am 40 and now ready to tackle my weight and the underlying issues. I am very busy and stress is a huge factor in my life, professionally and personally. Finding time and taking it for me is a challenge but one that I know I deserve. I have had 10 years of letting myself be last and now I need to change the way I think. I know the battle is mostly in my mind. I work in management in corporate America and have a family with 3 sons (20,16,8). I've been married 20 years. My family is supportive of my goals but are challenged w/ how the changes effect their lifestyle (meals, change in my schedule to exercise, etc.) My family could also lose the weight so the changes are good. Unfortunately I haven't modeled good behavior w/ food and exercise in the past. We eat out 2 - 3 times a week. Suppers are usually late as I usually don't get home from work until after 7 p.m., which is why we eat out a lot. Often we just need to eat so eating out is the choice we choose. Usually fast food due to the convenience and price. I am usually so busy solving everyone else's problem, (Work/ Home) that I have no time for solving my problems and mainly this weight. I am scared, I don't want to leave my 8 yr old with no mom because I couldn't take time for myself. I have HBP, I'm pre-diabetic, have a family with history of diabetes and kidney disease and feel that if I don't change now I am headed to die way before I should. I also want to live and not live life as a spectator.


I'm a 21 year old college student, who wants to improve her life :-) I like dancing, reading, drawing... and love art in general.


26 year old female. I am not quite overweight, but I would really like to look a little more slim and toned, and be more comfortable with my body. I haven't been wearing a bikini to the beach for probably twelve years, and I think it's time I do it this summer.


I have struggled with weight most of my life. At my highest weight, I was 260 pounds. I had a modified version of standard weight loss surgery. The modification is that the surgery only changed my stomach size and nothing to do with my digestive track. I have lost a great deal of weight, but I am still not at goal and won't get there without addressing food and fitness.


I am in my mid 40's and I weigh 198 lbs. I have struggled with my weight for years. i have been slim at different times but I am an emotional eater and I have had a very stressful 2 years as I cared for my father at home with dementia which has really had some bad effects on my health. I am not caring for him now, but I have been diagnosed with stress related illnesses (thyroid, celiac, allergies) as a result. I work as a college counselor, I just love my work but it can be very stressful at times. I feel like my life has kind of overtaken me. I have forgotton how to enjoy myself. I need to get back to doing things I enjoy, taking time out for rest and relaxation and most of all I want to be healthy.


I am 39, have two grown boys ages 24 and 18. I am currently a pre-nursing student working part-time at a gas station up the road from where I live. I really need to lose weight because I am feeling very self-conscious about the way I look, and I just want to feel good about myself again. I recently quit smoking (using Chantix) and I feel a lot better that way, now I just want to lose the weight so I can get my groove back. I have a very outgoing personality, but find that lately I pull back from people because I don't want them to examine me too closely because they might be as disgusted by me as I am.





I am 19 years old and very busy with school, being a nanny and life, but have been very discouraged to live my life to the fullest lately because of my weight. This is where I know I need to stop and change some things. If i dont get this under control I dont know what will happen to my goals in a general sense, but I know if i get through this...I will be on top of the world and feel so much better.


I am a college student, in my 4th semester. I really like to read, and play with my two cats. I live alone, which makes it so easy to slip up and eat crappy food, which by default is cheaper than healthy food wouldnt you know! I struggle every day with the way I feel about myself, and how I think others feel about me. I just want to lose the weight, but instead I keep packing on the pounds.





20 years old and feeling much older then I should, they call this "my prime"...they are obviously losing it. Im a college student, livin' the life. If someone can figure out what "the life" is, please let me know, because its expected of me at my current state. I am an art student, i really enjoy the expensive hours learning skills that I regrettably understand wont result in money. But, I trudge on because I love a blank canvas and the knowledge required to do something with it.


I'm a 24-year-old Canadian medical student. As you can imagine, the importance of eating well, exercising, and maintaining an appropriate BMI and waist circumference are things constantly reiterated to us. My own health, as well as the desire to be a role-model for my patients, motivates me to continue battling my for my weight and health. In my late teens, I lost 40lbs thanks to diet and exercise, and have kept it off. Nevertheless, I'm still overweight and, particularly with the demanding workload of med school, struggle with finding time to exercise and cook.








I am 22 years old and just finishing up college. I was always over weight, even as a child. Throughout highschool, i had a lot of emotional issues, on and off medications...and found comfort in food more than ever before. I am 5'1 and went up to 160. I had so many problems to deal with in my life, home, school, social issues, that it didnt' even occur to me that i was gaining as much weight as i was....even when none of my clothes fit me anymore....at the time there were bigger issues to think about than my appearance. But when i started weight watchers with my mom and sister at 17, i finally thought i had it all together.... i thought i was finally in control. I lost about 40 lbs in a year and was looking mighty find.....weight watchers helped me to track my eating and exercising was always something i enjoyed.... however, it became an obsession...which kept my mind off all the emotional problems in my life. instead of dealing with my mom or friends or family situation....i would plan what i was going to eat, when i would eat, what workout i would do...what recipes i would try.... i would get a high when i would eat only 15 points a day.... then i stopped going to ww and started counting calories. I wold be running about 30 miles a week....still trying to eat only 1200 calories a day ...no fat whatsoever. i went down to 100 lbs and stayed there for the first year of college. even at this weight....i still saw myself as fat....when i looked in the mirror or down at my thighs....the skin on my body was too much fat for me....i would starve then binge and repeat the cicle over and over.....i exersiced like crazy to burn of my high calorie binges. having lost my period when initialy loosing the weight...i realized how unhealthy i was becoming....comments peope were saying started to get to me, as well as the new boyfriend who thought i looked like i came fraom a "concentration camp" i remember thinking how easy it could be to be anorexic. but when my doctor told me i needed to gain some weight back to regain my period...i didn't know what to do. some part of me told myself i needed to gain some weight back cause i was so unhealhty looking (i am big boned) and they were all sticking out....BUT....i didin't know HOW to eat.... for years i had unhealthy eating habits....picking here and there tracking every morsel that when in my mouth....i knew how to diet and not to eat....but i didn't know HOW TO EAT?!?! so i started to try eating like a ":normal person" i just couldn't...i had so many restricted foods on my list that it was so hard to try to eat things that "normal" people eat.... but it started...i begin to stop exercising so much and began to lift.... but my eating patterns didn't change...i would binge ...but no exersice...and over the past year or so ive gain about 40 lbs back. i started birth control which also may have attributed to my weight gain to get my period back....but its a struggle now. im at 143 right now and through much reading on self help....as well as counseling....and practicing eating "normally" i have started to develop healthy eating habits....but i still have a serious problem with picking....as well as occasional binges (not as bad as they used to be thankfully). But the picking has prevented me to lose the weight i want.....i pick here and there...without thinking about what im doing....sometimes i dont even know that i picked....it gets me frustrated. i also am always so hungry and it takes a lot for me to get full....i just wanna eat NORMAL and lose a few. :)








I'm 17 years old I do not look overweight in street clothes I camoflague well. I'm very solid so losing weight will be hard but I will not need to tone at all.


I am 30years old and work in healthcare. I'm single and live alone. I want to learn how to be happy with myself so I can be happy in a relationship. I've lost 40 pounds in the past two years with just making small changes to diet and exercise. Now it is time to buckle down and make life and attitude changes to be healthy for the rest of my life.


In my early twenties, working, and married. I have an issue with binge eating on my cheat days and not knowing when to say no to cravings.


55, divorced, low self-esteem, bored with my life, at least 35 lbs. overweight, lonely and in need of a LIFE!


58, long divorced, live alone. Involved in the local music scene as a volunteer DJ, occasional freelance writer, and supporter of live music. I enjoy reading ANYTHING! Have a BAD couch-potato habit that I'd like to LOSE FOREVER .....


I'm 22,   I moved to Dubai from the UK 8 months ago.  I was already in pretty bad shape,  but the life style out here has caused me to put on an additional 14 pounds since I've been here.  Once i get into a habit of working out i really enjoy it.  I like dancing, going out with friends, and generally having a good time.


I'm 51, female, 5'10" and am at war with the spare tire around my waist! Why is it that the first thing I thought of to write in this space is my profession? What I do for a living isn't a true picture of who I am. How I do my job and what I like to do in my off time is a much better gage. I pay my bills by being a police sergeant, and in my off-duty time I read, spend time with my dog, watch waaaay too much t.v., and then spend time with close friends.


I"ve dealed with eating disorders........... I'm only 4'10 My lowest weight ever at this height being 68. now I'm 109 due to binge eating disorder and bulemia...





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


I am 27 years old and teach elementary school. I have worked out consistently for years but I have less control with my food choices. I have gained about 10 pounds over the past few years and want to lose as much as possible before my vacation in June and to have a healthier relationship with food.


I work from home, married with kids.








I'm a film student who is, for some reason, working for an internet company.


33, work in medicine, finishing training this year and starting new job in august. long hours at work. exercise almost every day (run/bike) but frequent binge eating that has been worse lately -need to get this under control





Very busy mother of two daughters. I love to read. James Patterson is my favorite author. I'm a "soccer mom" in that I am running around every evening after work taking my children from practices, meetings, etc. I like sports, going to concerts and I love the Deadliest Catch on Discovery!


iam a nurse working full time and a grammy of 3 whom i babysit ALOT!i


I'm 28, a woman, and recently completed graduate school. The stress of school and being in transition has left me 20lbs heavier than when I started, about 170 right now at 5'5. I have been lifting weights for 14 years and never stopped exercising, my diet has always been the trouble. I know plenty about healthy eating, just have trouble gauging and listening to hunger, and eating when I'm bored or stressed in the evening. I'm queer, in a relationship and am about to move, and have no idea where I'll land, or where my partner will land. I've always been independent in exercise and fitness, so I figured trying this out would help get me out of my shell a little.








I am 24 years old, runner and gym enthusiast. Seems no matter how how I workout and/or change my diet, I can't seem to shake these nagging 8 lbs!


i am a 26 year old who lives in australia. i currently weight 154 pounds and have an unhealthy relationship with food and myself. my binge eating disorder affects my family and my family. and i need to make a positive change towards being happy and healthy





I am a college student that enjoys healthy food.


I'm 20 years old. A couple years ago I used to weigh around 110, then I went up to 145, lost 20 pounds recently. Now, I'm not gaining weight but I'm not losing either. I'm not really trying though. I really want to try the extreme fat smash, got the book, but haven't really started doing it.





I am a 22 yr old accoutant working for a major corporation. I graduated college last may weighing in about 30lbs lighter. I went from running 3 miles everyday to sitting at a desk with no lunch break, and going home to a very hungry boyfriend. Its hard for me to get motivated and im hoping this will kick off some much needed motivation i need to get moving.


emotional eater; live alone; eat in secret


I am a 36 year old wife and SAHM of a 2-year old and a 10 year old. I am also, and foremost, a Christian who loves Christ Jesus and seeks to glorify Him in spirit and in body. Visit my blog at: http://pro31woman.blogspot.com


I'm a 39 yr old mother of 2 beautiful little girls, 7 and 2 yrs. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 8 yrs. I have been struggling with my weight as long as I can remember. I losted 110 lbs 14 yrs ago and regained and lost the weight plus lost an additional 15 lbs with Weigh Down Workshop after my first pregnancy, but after my last one I am struggling with getting off the last 20lbs. I realized about 4 yrs ago that I had a real problem with binge eating and I don't want to do it, but I start and can't stop sometimes. I am currently in another bible study wt. loss group however and I don't feel like I can share there.


Hi I'm 14. Hope to get lots of motivation from here and keep going you guys!


I'm a 29 year-old professional who sits at a desk for at least 10 hrs. a day. In the last couple of years I have fallen out of my good habits and put on over 10 lbs in the process. I love to eat out and drink, and don't plan to give up either of these things, but I'm definitely ready to get back into shape.


Im 22 yrs old and a student. I still live at home with my parents in the UK. Im very active, and enjoy working out at the gym 5-6 times a week.


I am over 40 and need to lose approximately 40 lbs. I live and work in Richmond, VA. I have successfully lost about 60 lbs but have gained about 15 lbs back. I work two jobs and have to eat on the run which of course is not good. I am a chocolaholic and love bread especially Bob Evans rolls and deserts. I need to lose the weight and get into better shape for health reasons (diabetic, high cholesterol and possible HTN). I also need major support in not binging and cheating on this diet and doing the exercise.


I'm an ICU nurse who knows what I need to do and how to get there. I look forward to the accountability at PT :)











I work full time for the National Guard meeting with community anti-drug oraganizations/coalitions. I have a son who is 22 and living in another state, 2 cats and a dog, and have a busy social life. I am at least 20 pounds over weight and have tried Weight Watchers off and on for I guess 5 years. I only last at the most 3 days. I crave sweets, cookies, cakes, slim fast bars, WW bars, cakes, anything sweet and I do not stop with one, I eat till it is gone, I put it in the freezer but still eat it, frozen.


TRM - "The Real Me" - I'm here to be honest. I'm in my 50's, married, no children. Weight has been the one thing in my life that I have not been able to master.


I'm 21 years old. i am a full time worker. I have a boyfriend and i have been with him for almost a year and a half.











I am almost 33 with 4 young children. I had 4 kids in 5 years and am trying to lose all that weight. I had lost 43 last year and gained 15 back.


i am 20 years old and in my second year of university! i used to love going out all the time, but now i keep myself to myself because of my two stone weight gain. i really want to lose some weight but lack motivation, it's as though i can't stick to anything at all! i must have spent so much money on nutrition and diet books, and although i know how to diet, i just go on crazy binges!!





I'm a college junior who would probably be in great shape if I could control my eating. I think relying on my school for meals exacerbates the problem and I'll be okay once I graduate, but I'd really like to kick the extra weight I've gained since I started school to the curb.





Im 29 years old, have a great boyfriend, a job I kinda like( I'll explain later) and a great family. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and being outdoors and traveling.


35 year old mother of two. I eat incredibly clean most of the time-all fresh produce, organic, grass fed or pastured, wild, etc. It's only when I binge that it goes south, fast.


I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 kids, ages 3, 5, and 7. My husband is a surgery resident with a very busy work schedule. I love music and theatre; I sing and play the acoustic guitar. I used to do some acting but now am embarrassed to be on stage because I've gotten so heavy. I'd love to be a professional musician and actor someday. I have a loving relationship with my parents, brother, and sister and their families, but we live 7 hours away from all of them, and I miss them very much. My mother-in-law (widowed) lives 5 minutes away from us and we see her almost every day. I used to not get along with her, but things have gotten better in the past 3 years. She helps me when I need a break from my kids. My being significantly overweight is overshadowing the abundant blessings of my life. I really do have a great life - loving husband (not at home very much, but that's not his fault - he is a surgery resident, after all), wonderful beautiful children, loving extended family - but I'm still unhappy every day about how fat I've let myself become. I know I'm not healthy and I should do something to change that. I know how to lose weight (proper diet, regular exercise), I just have trouble putting it into practice. That's why the Peer Trainer program seemed special to me. I'm even a little bit hopeful that this one may be The One - the program that helps me get my weight and life under control for good.


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 teach 2nd grade. I have two kids in their 20's who are awesome, and a husband of 32 years who shares the same health issues.


Currently, I have been doing a 80/20, well more like 60/40 Paleo diet. This is my diet of choice, so I don't want people telling me that it is not right. I am overwight, have lost approximately 25lbs in 11 weeks- not great I know, but overall I have probably shifted around 4 stone. I have been up and down, trying different diets including weight watchers and slimming world. Came off but it isn't a sustainable lifestyle. Plus I worry about all the chemicals that are in abundance in these types of diets. I prefer fresh, non-chemically enhanced food on a daily basis, but extremely partial to cheating- if I am honest.I do boxing training twice a week and am currently training for a 5k run for charity.


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


I'm a life long dieter, I have lost 63lbs, kept off 55lbs. I still have a way to go but my goal for the next 10 months is 50lbs, at a rate of 5lbs a month on average. I'm an accountant, I travel for work, which can be a challenge to a healthy lifestyle. I'm tired of having my weight define who I am and I'm past ready to move on from this obstacle in my life.





Busy 36 yr old male - 20-30 lbs overweight. Love to work out. Love/Hate to diet. Spartan Racer!


I'm a 47 year old mother of a 21 year old girl with a 25 year old step daughter and a 27 year old step son. I would like to be healthier and decrease my risk for disease. I would like to change my lifestyle and eat healthier. I would like to run a half marathon. I would also like to lose 85 lbs. I have gained and lost and gained and lost weight most of my life. Nine years ago I lost around 70lbs. I was at my lowest weight ever. I weighted 135 and I felt great. I eventually left my husband who was emotional abusive. I also started a new job and slowly the weight crept back on. I had also been exercising and I stopped when I got the new job. I also lost 50 lbs.after remarrying about 3 years ago. I put that weight back on as well plus some. Now my new marriage is going well but I'm ready to get rid of these excess pounds once and for all!! UPDATE: I want to try again to work on this and manufacture some motivation. I have been listening to various things and reading some old material on weight loss to get my motivation. I think sometimes I just get bored and lose faith whenever I don't see the scale move. Then one thing leads to another. I am currently at 210lbs. That means I have 31lbs. to go to goal for this year. Perhaps I can lose 31lbs. in 3 months. I lost the first 32 lbs. at the beginning of this year from January 3 to March 30. Update 1/10/12: Well I'm determined to lose 50 lbs this year!! So far I've lost 44lbs total. My new goal is to lose 16-20 lbs by April 28.


24/F


live with my partner, work full time, no children. active. running a half marathon for the first time in october. Main problem is inconsistency. All or nothing approach means I lose then put on then lose. Have successfully cut down on sugar, need to do the same with wine, but like to drink ! looking for moderation and new approach over the long term. have tried weight watchers and been successful but cannot muster enthusiasm to go to meetings any more. Point system does work for me though. need support of accountability etc.


I am a 22 year-old student who lives a generally active and healthy lifestyle.I used to be a college athlete but after working for a bakery for a year and a half I managed to put on about 30 pounds. I am vegan and ride my bike, but I cannot seem to lose weight on my own.


separated , in healthcare but taking a sabbatical have dogs. had an ankle injury which cotributed to wt gain but also my fault. Ilove to eat but hate the results. time to become structured and mindful


I am a stay at home mom. I have a 6 year old daughter and a two year old son. My husband farms so during the time from April to October I am pretty much a single parent. I enjoy gardening and home decorating.





I'm an artist although I haven't been painting lately. I'm 60 years old. I used to be a gym rat and would like to be one again. I've been very addicted to sweets and want to stop. I'm also a Fibro patient with hypothyroidism. I notice a big change in the pain when I eat badly. I'm on pain meds until I can get my strength back by moving through the pain. I'm already stronger but have a ways to go. I'm thinking this cleanse will help me right out! :)


25 yrs old been over weight my hall life and I'm tired of it, I'm ready to start a new kind of life.


up and down forever--but interested in the slow way now, and I get lots of exercise








I'm 5'11" and I've always been able to eat whatever I wanted and still get away with being considered "skinny". That's not the point, though. I want to be toned and feel good. I want to put an effort into being healthy and see what I am capable of. No more junk food and snacking all day. I want to be healthy and happy for me.


Changing my mindset! Time to stay focused!


I am 50+, happily married with two kids in high school. I have always been active, but it seems that every year for the last several, I have put on an additional five pounds








I am the mother of a beautiful 3 year old girl. I am struggling in my marriage but want to make it work for us and our child. I am a medical school grad who took off time for family and now am studying for the licensing exam. I am 80 lbs overweight and I want to change that.














I'm 24 years old, about 5ft 6 and as a result of illness recently gained a lot of weight. I've managed to lose about half of it now but am really struggling with this last little bit. I'm fairly active but find it hard not to eat the same food as my (skinny) partner which probably doesn't do me any favours. Oh, I live in the UK :)

















122 Pounds. I have put a stone on in the last few months and I would like to return to where my weight was, at the same time a bit of toning up would not go amiss.





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. :)














62 year old single woman who is (thank God) healthy. But I want to stay that way. And I want to quit using food as a form of entertainment.


after struggling with infertility and miscarriages and infertility my weight ballooned. Also being a binge eater didn't help the matter.


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




















42 professional; I have struggled with binge eating and yo-yo dieting most of my adult life.





I am 42, a nurse with a desk job, a wife, a mother of 2 whose first grand-baby arrives in May 2012 and I binge eat. I started PEER trainer in April, but I fail more than I succeed because I "don't" more than I "do" the right things. My goal, is to run, but I have yet to start running daily. However, I did ride over the summer and take cycle classes now that it is cold.





Still trying to lose weight,Mom of 2 older boys,married,looking for people with same goals~





I'm 33 years old and I love to exercise, but I struggle with overeating/binge eating/emotional eating.





22 year old electrical engineer, just graduated and in training. I love dancing and music and play the oboe in a local orchestra.


I am a 25 year-old architecture student in Cape Town. I love running and rowing (both on the water and at gym). I am in the second year of a weightlifting program and have recently taken up swimming. I enjoy gym and feel that, with only moderate cheating where food is concerned, I would rapidly attain a healthy and beach-ready weight. However, I binge consistently and hard. I enjoy reading, writing and painting, as well as French cinema. Some of the weight issues are a little sharper because I'm gay, and the body standards of younger gays can be very demanding.


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.





I've had 2 spinal fusions in my 46 years and have had asthma for the last 25. The combination of chronic pain and trouble breathing has made it very hard to excercise regularly, and my habit of eating what my husband and son eat instead of what I should eat has resulted in about 50 lbs more than my 5' frame should carry. Recent diets have been effective, but pure torture for me to watch my family eat the ice cream, etc., while I'm stuck with a nuked cinnamon apple. I've lost and regained the same 30 lbs for the last 2 years and my willpower is the weakest it's ever been. Actually, I've developed a habit of binging and purging, which I can't seem to control.


I'm a freshman in college and I'm just disappointed with who I am becoming and how I feel about myself. I am eating my feelings and gaining more than just sadness. I used to be a confident, happy, athletic young woman. I want to motivate myself to eat healthier and get my confident body and mind back!


25 year old that works in property. Need to take control of my eating habits and not let it take control of me. Also want to be healthier





I am 17 and a junior in HS. I want to learn good eating/working out habits for college and carry them out for the rest of my life.





Im Lisa, 31 and from aberdeen, Really want to lose a bit of weight but more importantly get fitter. Currently take no exercise and eat rubbish. I live with my boyfriend of 7 years, work in event management and through that i tend to eat out rather a lot wihich doesnt help the diet. Im on peer trainer to hopefuuly have some support and not feel bad about the binges, lack of exercise. Here's to getting fit, eat better and meeting new people who will hopefully spur me on


I'm 15 and have been overweight all my life. Through calorie counting I dropped about 45 pounds, but suddenly I couldn't stop binge eating. I would over-exercise to compensate, and eventualy I stopped doing that, so I gained 25 pounds. I want to learn how to eat NORMALLY, listening to my body, lose the weight and never see it again. I don't trust calorie counting anymore.


i am some one who always has put others before herself, this is time for me. i am an 18 year old who has been over weight my whole life. I have tried other diets and things like that but they never stuck. i am here to begin a lifestyle change so i can become more confident in myself and life my life the way i should be living it. i want to change my life before i regret not living it up to the fullest.


52 year old, married, mother of one from B.C. Canada





I am 25 yrs old. I hate water. I am now forcing myself to eat vegetables.


I'm 17 years old. I want to lose this weight for good! :)








34 yr old, married, with 4 furry 'kids'. Just got back from living in Germany. Living back in America has brought back lots of temptations. I lost 50lbs 4 yrs ago. And lost 20more after that..! I got down to 135 although was never happy with my body. And the last two years, weight has been creeping back up.





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








Female 34 Office worker. Formerly slim, outdoorsy, strong and healthy but have lost my way and can't get out of the cycle of eating things I know I shouldn't. HND in Sports science, Diet and Nutrition, making it even more ironic that I find myself on this site in desperate need of help.









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