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Team Name: Challenge Yourself
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Profile: Would you be motivated by a little friendly competition? If yes, please join the challenge! . . . Each day you can earn a maximum of 30 points: Cardio workout = 5 pts / Strength training or flexibilty/stretching workout = 5 pts / Healthy breakfast = 2 pts / Healthy lunch = 2 pts / Healthy snack(s) = 2 pts / Healthy dinner = 2 pts / Drink water = 2 pts / Stay on meal plan all day = 10 pts. . . . Who can earn the most points each day? week? month?

Last posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 1:15 AM

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I am 56 years old with a desire to be in the best health I can be in. I enjoy golf and being outside,





Student, age 20. I want to lose 10 pounds by New Years. I'm 5/2 125 pounds, which might not sound like a lot but looks pretty bad on me because it is mostly arm and stomach flab. i'm pretty active - work out about 4 times per week for an hour - which makes it more frustrating that i cant seem to drop these pounds. i gained the weight over the summer, and really want to lose it before a special visit to some friends on Jan 4. I need your encouragement and advice!


Im a 38 year old male based out of Toronto working as a professional in the Corporate world. Im 5ft 11 in. I desperate to lose weight. I weigh 284 lbs. I dont have a very active lifestyle, but am trying to spend time at the gym and control my eating habits.


I'm a 23-year old student, in my fifth year of a secondary music education degree. Currently I'm a live-in nanny for five children, until Christmas when it's back to school for my final semester. My fiance is extremely active and positive about my goals (above), and I enjoy a wide variety of sports, from racquetball to rockclimbing, to cross country running (though it's been too long since I ran more than 2 miles without feeling like I was going to die...). I'm so READY to get started and tone up/increase my endurance while shedding the few pounds I need to, to look and feel great on my wedding day! I hope your guy's support/sharing will be just the little push I need. :)


I am an event planner for a non-profit organization. I love my job, I love my life but I hate my body. I would like to change that so I can love my body too and come full circle!





I am 24 years old, college student majoring in Health Information Management. This will be my last semester in college. I used to be in good shape, but with school I began working out less and less. I also think that I eat more under stress. So during finals I end up eating everything. I gained almost 20 pounds with in the last year and a half. Now I realize that my eating habits have to change in order for me to be healthy and look great.


I'm 30, F. I was a member of PeerTrainer a few years ago when I lost about 32 pounds. However... I've been gradually putting it back on ever since! I really seem to lack motivation and sticking power whenever I've tried to lose weight in the last couple of years. Sooo.... a new approach. I want to use Peertrainer to keep me accountable to staying active and making good choices. Basically a healthy lifestyle - let's see where that gets me!








55 yrs. old mom with an underactive thyroid








Time to revisit this profile and my goals.. Get back to the inches lost from last summer ...getting to the gym more often, eating less sweets, drinking more water, getting better sleep. I am an active person with a full life, but still struggle sometimes to feel comfortable in my own skin.


I am 27 and have been married for 9 years. I have two boys 5 and 7, who are homeschooled. I am a full-time mother, wife and teacher, not to mention all the other things that this great life brings with it :)


Hi my name is haley! i am 18 years old and 5'5 at 150lbs. I would love to get down to 130lbs!





I have two kids, ages 4 (boy) and 2 (girl). I gained 80 pounds during my first pregnancy and 60 pounds during my second. In January 2006 I decided to lose weight and I lost 40 pounds by August 2006. I am 26 years old, 5'8" and started in January 2006 at a miserable size 14 and 180 pounds. My lowest point was 140 pounds and a size 4, that lasted for 1 week. I am currently 155-158 pounds (depending on the day before) and squeezing into a size 6. I refuse to pull out the "size 8-10" box of clothes in the garage and am determined to reach a realistic weight and figure out how to maintain that weight.


I'm newly married - well just celebrating our year anniversary next month. No children yet, just a dog. I really enjoy gardening, getting together with friends, scrapbooking, crafts, cooking, and relaxing. I love doing different projects around the house.


20 years...


I'm 28. Full time office job. Married. No kids. I've not taken care of my weight in quite some time. Even though I've lost like 30 lbs 1 year ago. I didn't have any weight issues till 24. I have to do something!





I am a 24 year old Male and graduated from college in 2005. After college I began to pick up some weight but was fortunate enough to join a couple soccer teams and lose most of that. Now I am in fairly good shape but would feel a lot better about myself if I picke up some muscle and got rid of my remaining pudge. Also as a side note, I have the worst diet ever. I eat fast food all of the time, I am willing to slow down a little bit but if my exercise plan is good enough to allow me to eat fast food, I will continue to do it.


I work out in the morning at the gym, and am a 2nd degree black belt. Work full time as a secretary. 44 years old, youngest of 8, always ate comfort food as a kid. Have 2 kids-21 and 16, 2 dogs-labs, 1 husband (!), ride a Harley.





I am 30 years old, stessed with work, and School, and I need some motivation in building a body I desire


I'm in the nursing field, I'm 30 years old.. I weigh 225lbs, and desperately want to lose about 100lbs. I enjoy the outdoors, but not right now at my weight in the summer LOL I'll try anything at least once





I am 25 yrs old 5'6 and 155lbs I use to weigh 200lbs and lost weight and was weighing about 137 lbs and now I gianed weight. I was a size 18 then down to a size 8 and now to a size 12. I am so unhappy that I gained weight I really want to change this.


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


I am a married woman, 25 years old. I have an 8 month old daughter. I gained 37 pds while pregnant, and I have lost almost all of it now. 8 pounds to go! I was overweight before I got pregnant at 140, for my 5'1 frame. I need to get in between 120-130.


I am 35 year old female. I have been fit and active since highschool and enjoy running, weight training and cycling. I am getting married this summer. I want to look and feel my best. I have 2 step children so I am trying to resist the "kids" food in the house.


Very outgoing mom of 2 boys ages 6 1/2 and 5. Happily married for 7 1/2 years. Enjoy playing with boys, sports,bowling, crafts and reading.


I am 35-years-old and feel as though I have been struggling with my weight my whole life. Truth is...I was always rail thin and in shape growing up...eating anything I wanted and never having to intentionally exercise. The older I get, the more the pounds keep creeping on...and the harder it is to get them off. My overall goal is to eat healthy and exercise regularly...maintain a healthy lifestyle. However...I can't lie...I'm also trying to get down from 170 to approximately 145 so I can feel good about myself and look better in clothes. It's been hard and I'm just looking for some support...someplace where I can hold myself accountable while also staying focused and motivated.





I'm a 19 year-old college student. Going on my 2nd year and I gained the dreaded Freshman 15. I've always been on the heavier side ever since I was little, and I played volleyball during high school and that helped alot. But now I'm tired of being the "chubby" one out of my friends. I have trouble keeping track of what I eat, and counting it accurately?


I'm a 32 year old single mom. I stay very busy working and driving my very active 13 year old around. I have battled my weight my whole life. I gained a bunch of wight with my daughter but I'm even heavier now than I was 9 months pregnant!





My name is Emily. I'm turning 30 this year and it is time for a change. My husband is in the military and we are currently stationed in Sicily. I am a stay at home mom but I do some work at home things, too. We have two boys, Joshua is two and Nikolas is nine months (and I am breastfeeding). I was lucky to only gain 13 pounds with Joshua and 3 pounds with Nikolas. I have lost all my baby weight and now weigh less than I did when my husband and I met 4 years ago. I love crafts like scrap-booking and card-making. I love photography. I am a Christian and love to learn about God. I want to go back to school to become a graphic designer. I love to bake!


I am a kindergarten teacher and the mother of a wonderful 18 year old daughter.





I'm an attorney who is not practicing at the moment so I can take care of my daughters and my mom. I do a bunch of volunteer work and try to enjoy life. My last jounal entry was in December '05. I was 132 and looking to slim down to a healthier weight by my 42nd birthday. Now I'm 43 and weigh 126. At one point, thanks to healthier eating and an awesome trainer, I was down to 122 and was super fit. Ten months later, I've slipped back into bad habits and feel all soft and pudgy again. I would like to get back to that high point and am turning again to peer trainer to help get my eating back on track. I want to wear a bathing suit by our new pool and not feel embarrassed.


I am 27 years old, and a busy professional. I am 5 ft 10, and just over my healty BMI. I am pretty active already, and ran a half marathon last year.


I am a 30 year old, happily married, stay at home mother of 3 children. Two girls and a boy ages 10, 7, and 6.


41 yer old singel female Two jobs and budding entrepreneur and writer Weight has been an issue for me most of my life. I have a solid build and my enjoyment of food makes it easy to pack on the pounds. I'm looking to lose the weight consistently so I can feel better about my body and like the way I look in clothes


I fix computers. I used to like food a little to much. Now I like the good foods. I still struggle a lot. I have learned that grain foods that are high in fiber are filling and wont let you get hungry. I love Kashi cereals. I also learned that when you look at the end result you fail. I have learned that one pound at a time. It is more realistic and more achievable.


I am 32 years old and am a school librarian by day, and I have my own tutoring business after school. Needless to say I am pretty busy! I'm a techie and basically spend the rest of my evenings (8-10) online. I tried PT a few years ago and really got into it...I had a great workout routine and was careful with my diet. Since I got out of the routines, I've gained about 15-17 pounds. I need some competition/motivation/reinforcement! I hate myself right now.


I am 25 years old and I live in DC. I am currently at my highest weight ever, which is 208 pounds. The lowest I have been is 120 and that was back in junior high school. I have always struggled with my weight due to my laziness. I never want to exercise because Im lazy and have no energy for it so hopefully I will change that.


I am a full time working mom of two beautiful children. My daughter is 4, and my son is 11 months. I have struggled ever since I can remember to lose weight, I have a VERY hard time due to PCOS. I gained a whopping 75# during my second pregnancy and have only been able to lose 5#. Its getting to be summertime and less clothes = more uncomfortable.


I am 29 year old, newlywed who has recently relocated to Minnesota from Canada. I'm working as newspaper editor, writer and photographer. My struggle with weight has been lifelong. In the last four years I lost 75 lbs. have put 15 back on and need to get back to the basics and lose the rest for good.


I am a 24 year old woman living in the Boston area. I have lost about 20 pounds through Weight Watchers (on and off for about 4 years.) I go to the gym/run 5-6 times per week and have run the Boston Marathon. I have 10 more pounds I would like to lose, but these last few have been tough.


I am 36 years old. I have struggled with my weight all of my life. When I was 23, I lost 50lbs. I have kept it off over the years (fluctuate 5lbs), however, never got down to where I wanted to be. Would love to lose this last 20lbs before I get married.


I practice capoeira, a Brazilian Martial art. I have two grade school kids and I teach grade school. I love being active, but struggle to balance work, family, exercise, and sleep.


I am 43yrs, no children, work and attend college FT. Currently working Mids and weight has always been a challange.


STAY AT HOME MOM OF FOUR IM 32 YEARS OLD WEIGH 190 AND I AM 5'9


Vice-President and co-owner of an aviation company, which can be unbelievably stressful at times. I have responded to this stress with food and have become a woman that definitely needs to make some serious changes in her life!


i was on weight watchers for 3 yrs but couldn't get past 150. now i go to Fitness Together. train 3xs a wk, boosted up my cardio from walking 3xs a wk to jogging 4xs a wk for 40 mins. i also keep a food log, & the past 2wks i cut out candy & chips. i feel great, i am stronger, but i am NOT THINNER!


Im a college student home for the summer. i play rugby, which, though uncommon, is a very, VERY intense sport. our new coaches want us to win state in october (our season starts in sept). clearly im trying to get in shape for the season, because i dont want to go to back to school and get my ass kicked by my coaches. ive always been athletic. i look very athletic and muscular to others, but i feel so gross about myself. i really really really want to find the motivation to lose weight, because i really hate the way my body looks.


I graduated from college a year ago and am looking to get my pre-college body back now that I am settled in. Oh yah. I'm a girl.


I am 30 years old, mother of 1 three year old girl, and married to a triathlete that weighs 130 lbs! I am close to 100 lbs. more than him and am just plain tired of it! I am a recovering binge-eater and taking it day by day.


25 year old female about to start law school this fall. I am struggling with the weight gain that came mostly as a result of an irritated herniated disk that has been giving me trouble for the past four months. Extreme pain and tightness left me unable to partake in much physical activity and now that I am well enough to start being physically active again, I am lacking motivation.


I am a student studying HND Computing at West Thames College.


I am 30 years old, 5'3 1/2" . I have 2 wonderful boys, ages 6 and 12. I am a pediatric occupational therapy assistant working in the school system.








I am 38 years old and a mother of four. I live in Oregon. I had never been very dedicated to getting fit before. But, I decided that I didn't like having no energy and not being able to fit into my clothes anymore. I have just started changing the way I eat. I have been counting calories and making better food choices.


38 years old and mother of 7 year old and a one year old. Had a hysterectomy and now on hormone replacement. Really hard to lose ....


I'm 5'7 and 275 lbs. I work in swing shift in a hospital and go to school. I am recovering from a broken leg and dislocated ankle so activity is limited as of yet.


Recently became an empty nester when daughter left for college. Been overweight most of my adult life. Have lost pounds to ultimately put them back on. To easy to think about it all the time than do it. Facing the fact the doing is the only way it is going to happen


I am 25 and love my job, but it is one were I sit behind a desk about 75-80% of the time. I would like to loose weight and stay that way. I love anything that is sports, and I am very artistic (anything from jewelry design, metalsmithing, painting to just doodling in a sketch book). Family and friends are important to me. I just want to prove to myself and everyone else that I can do wantever I put my heart into.








22-year-old college student. Lost about 40 pounds since this time last year. I felt good about it for a long time, and worked hard to maintain my weight. The plan has been falling apart as of late, though, but I'm trying to get it back together. href="http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wtX93lq/">


I'm 25, married, a college graduate, youngest of a big family, Christian, Latina and had my first baby in March 08! I'm short and am pretty bootilicious! I used to have low self esteem because of my weight and pretty much felt like that's the way it was and it sucked. But after my baby girl came I have started my journey to fitness and have been learning so much and I have changed so much from the inside out! I'm currently a group fitness instructor for Total Woman Gym & Spa and am LOVING IT! I now want to pursue getting my personal training certification!


A wife abd mother of 4. Business woman. Loves to cook and eat. Love crafts and teaching kids fun exciting crafts. Happy, smiley, carring, dependable, and resourseful.


43 years old, working mom with two children 6 & 9. Need to lose 50lbs - seems like a mountain at present. Used to enjoy a active lifestyle, Have lots of national travel for work...makes eating healthy, excercise and life complicated.


Howdy, i am Jordie. I am young [15] and i am just trying to lose some weight... and have fun with my mom while doing so. [we both want to lose weight]


I am an outgoing loving person I care about my family and my friends and so on!!! If you want to know more hit me up!


I am a 33, a mom of 2 boys, and a full time grad student. I do a lot of my work at home which means that a snack is always 10 sec. away.


I am a 40 year old mom of a 5 year old girl Lindsay, and am happily married. I am a property supervisor and real estate agent in California. I have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes-- which I intend to stay away from pills or insulin with diet and exercize.








I have always had a weight problem. Last year I lost a huge amount of weight (60lbs), but I have gradually started gaining it again this summer due to my lack of activity and bad food habits.


I'll be 40 in December and I want to be in better shape than currently. In the past I've ran 1/2 marathons and been in excellent shape, but when I went to work full time a few years back the time I spent on myself to keep in shape was squeezed out. I've rejoined the gym and am dedicated to making time for myself.


I'll be honest here. Mostly everyone on here is 20+. I am only 15. I have very low self-esteem. I know there are girls who are actually fat. I however am not fat. I am just chubby. But I am very afraid of becoming fat by the time I reach 20. My eating habits used to be HORRIBLE. They aren't great now, but they are a little better. I'm really hoping that you adults on here do not penalize me for being a young teenager. I just want to look a certain way now, and I want to do it the right way (without being anorexic or bulimic). There are a lot of fat adults in my family and I do not want to be one of them. So, hopefully this goes well.


31 year old public interest/public international law lawyer in The Hague.


Name: Mallory
Age: 22
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 245
Hey!! I am an outgoing, ambitious person who loves living life to the fullest! I am currently pursuing a degree in Organizational Communications. I work for a television publication company in the DFW area, and love every minute of it! I have a busy work/social life, and often make excuses for why I don't have time to exercise or prepare a healthy meal. Believe it or not, there are times I am content with my body, thus making it even harder to follow through with any diet decisions I make.


I am 24yrs old about 35lbs overweight. Most of it is in my belly. I have recently joined the local gym and started to eat a lot more healthy. I am looking for support and ideas to help me.


I am a high school French teacher and guidance counsellor. I am looking to lose weight before getting pregnant. I hurt my back a little over 2 years ago and have been dealing with back pain 24/7 ever since. I used to play soccer and volleyball for fitness but those sports are out of the question now. I have been struggling to find exercise I can stick to (and enjoy). I have gained about 25 pounds since I got hurt and it's driving me crazy.


I'm an accountant working on my CPA. I have two dogs: Bear, an Australian Shepard and Molly, a Great Dane. I also have a parrot named Sparky. I love the band Pearl Jam and am a big fan of Henry Rollins. I'm very slowly working on the 100 greatest books of the 20th century and discovered a home in John Steinbeck. I'm currently training for my first 1/2 marathon. The Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN April 25th. A year ago I could barely run a mile and now I'm going to try for 13.1. phew. That number starts to scare me every time I think about it. :)








I'm heading off to collge in a month and want to make a good first impression


I am a 25 year old special education teacher and I am getting married in just over a year, which is another reason to lose the weight. I am just ready to get my life back!!


My name is Christina and I'm a rising junior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology double majoring in Economics and Math. I played a ton of sports growing up -- soccer, tennis, field hockey, track-- and never had to worry about anything I ate, but after coming to college, I quit playing sports and watched my weight start creeping up. I want to get back to the fitness and health level I was when I played sports...hopefully!


I'm 6'1 and 16 years old. I just want people to treat me with more respect and get girl's attention more. I noticed (just recently) that skinnier people get more respect and have an easier time getting the ladies.


I am a mom of a 16yo daughter and a 14 yo son. I have been homeschooling my children their entire lives and have also been teaching classes to co op groups. This school year will be very different - my son will be entering a charter school as a freshman! I'm very nervous for him. My daughter has started driving - this eliminates some of my mom taxi services!


I am 19 and I have tried every fad diet that has came out and the only thing that was lacking in each of them was my motivation to actully stick with them


I am 14 and going into high school. Though my parents think it is very unhealthy to be on a diet at my young age i can't help it! I dont want to be on an unhealthy diet I just want to be healthy adn full of energy!


I am an Operations Director of a small IT recruitment company, I'm single and currently at a cross roads with my life. I am looking to put to bed the decades of failure and inadequacey I have felt and powerlessness that has surrounded me due to the fact I haven't been able to loose weight.


Young, single, working female who is trying once again to maintain a healthy lifestyle- no matter what. It seems like I'm doing really well and then one day I wake up and don't want to do it anymore or I listen to people who say- take a break. I take a break and never get back on. The lowest I have been is 180 and I looked great. I didn't even know how small I was until I see the pictures now. I even felt big then because I've always been big. Sometimes I feel like no matter what happens, this is what I am supposed to be. Last year I lost 30 pounds and got to 202 and came right back to my current weight 237. But I am done being sorry for myself and have decided to take the slow and steady pace so I can keep it off. Before I made dramatic changes. Didn't eat hardly any sweets. Lots of salads and I just got tired of acting like a rabbit, no matter what the great achievements I had made. Slow and steady for me. I'm gonna continue to eat what I want but in moderation and making healthy substitutes for things that are plain no good for me. (french fries, either eat 5 or just go home and make sweet potato fries, which are actually tastier- just longer to cook.


I'm a rising senior. I love to read, study, walk outside, spend time with friends and family, and meditate. I'm pretty introverted and I haven't told others about my desire to lose weight.


I'm Taryn. I'm 17...and live in deerwood, mn. I'm 5'6 and weigh...(well around 186) Other than that... I'm pretty much a motor head....I'm addicted to nascar and big trucks. I love to work on engines and all that kinda stuff. I'm also what some might refer to as a country girl...because I do the whole hunting/fishing/outdoors all the time thing. I've been told that i'm outgoing...(personally I think i'm relatively shy.) and also that I'm spontaneous (i agree with this.). Other than that, i'm not really any good at describing myself... so... If there's anything else you'd like to know...Just ask!!


I'm 33 years old and have been overweight most of my life. At 26 I began to get sick and found out that I had a pituitary tumor that caused Cushing's Disease, which accounted for even more weight gain and tons of other health problems. Three surgeries later, I'm feeling better and am working to improve my health and get rid of some of this weight!


Working in banking, graduate student, a 3 year-old daughter and wonderful husband





I am a single mother . My weight has topped out at 167. The highest. I belong to a family of overweight women. I know that if I truly let myself go I can become morbidly obease!! Not gonna happen...Currently I weigh 146.6 pounds and I ma 5'4. I have lost 12 pounds as of today!! I want to be healthy and I want everyone else to be healthy. I am here to give support and also get support. My problem is consistency. I want to make a lifestyle change!





Well lets see, I'm 23 and have been on the curvy side all of my adult life. When I was 18, I achieved my lowest weight of 158lbs. I was SOOO sexy! I got married at 19 and gained 30lbs in 3 months ;(. Since then, I haven't been anywhere close to 158lbs.








22 y.o., mom of 1 baby boy. Just gave birth last august 7, 2009. I ballooned to up 212 lbs when pregnant. Now, after 2 months, im 184lbs. My goal is to be @ normal weight of 130lbs.








I just want to be healthy, happy and feel great about myself!


I am normally very health conscious but after about a three week vacation i have really let myself go and need to get motivated to eat healthy again and go to the gym.


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.





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


I am married, 20 years old, senior in college, and I have a 4 year old daughter.


i'm an 18 year old female living in california. i do enjoy fitness (i'm having personal training sessions twice a week and i go to martial arts class 2-3 times a week) and i eat pretty healthy food, but even so, i've gained a few pounds as a freshman in college :( i want to do some damage control and reverse this and go back to my pre-college weight... plus, i've had sports injuries (knees) before so losing a few pounds would put less impact on my knees.


Grad student, veg-head, wife. Aspiring diplomatic passport holder or NGO worker. Traveller. Dreamer. Procrastinator. Happy camper.


I am a 23 year old college student. I have always had a little extra weight even when I was a very serious swimmer in high school. I was 175 at my heaviest and I am half way to my goal of 140. I have maintained a regular schedule of exercising and eating well during the summer, but I am afraid that I will start to slip with the new semester. I have just started running, completely changed my diet and have lost 13 pounds in the last two months. I would love to lose another 15-20 pounds and look good for graduation next May. I would also love to celebrate with a half (maybe even a full) marathon.





My name is Kendyl and i am 16 years old. i have been a vegetarian for two years, i have no plan to stop. I really just need people who understand what it is like to be heavy and struggling to lose weight. Not a lot of people seem to understand


Living overseas at the moment, so it is a bit difficult to find calorie/nutritional information on what I'm eating!


i love eating and really dont want 2 change much on that but want 2 improve on that like eating healthy food





I am 26 years old and I am a full-time student. I will be graduating in December 2008. Woo Hoo!


Student, love to run.








Single mom of 3, work fulltime, and I take classes online.


Stay at home mom of 4 years old sweetheart. I go to gym everyday with a personal trianer,but can't control my eating habits of snacking all the time.


I am a full time student and a full time athlete but i cant seem to keep the weight off for good.


I am a stay-at-home mom. I love it, but I have a hard time taking care of my needs. My son always comes first and I think that is part of the reason that I am over weight.


I am 34 years old. I am married with three awesome children. I've been struggling for a long time with weight loss. I never seem to be able to get to that point where the good habits end up overcoming the bad ones. I am still fighting it though so here's hoping that this site may be a motivator for me and up the stakes in the accoutability department.


I am a 21 year old, married, college student majoring in Exercise Science. I tore my ACL two weeks ago and I am very bummed. I feel as if I have already gained 15 pounds from being forced to be inactive. I love fitness but I lack motivation. When I am sad, I eat candy. When I am angry, I candy. When I am celebrating, I eat candy. It is obvious to see what my downfall is. Getting up and exercising is the easy part. Eating healthy is another story. I love food and cannot find it upon myself to starve myself of good eating!


I'm 17, love family friends, soccer working out, traveling, getting to know new people, MUSIC, etc etc.


simple and very outgoing... mother of two children age's 10 and 13..


I am 22 and at my ideal weight (112 lbs) I just feel lethargic and undetermined so I wanted to take up running as a way to build endurance.











I am 43 and have been on every fad diet to every pill out there.To only gain more weight after losing.I really have a hard time sticking to my goals and excercising. The biggest down fall is it never happens fast enough and then I do lose I gain more weight to lose the next time. This time I really hate the way I look and feel. I find myself not wanting to get together with my friends or going anywhere any more. I am changing to a drifferent person and I need help to change that.








I'm 33, and entering my last year of law school. I also work full time, am married, and have a 2 year old. My schedule is pretty crazy with work, school, and family. In college and thereafter, I used to run and PT, but as I've added other commitments to life, I've neglected fitness. I am passionate about the law and often find myself spending way too much time focused on the mental side of my life (work/studying) and that means that any remaining time must go family, leaving no time for fitness.


I am a college student pursuing a major in medical sonography. I have always been real athlletic and involved in dancing. But in 2005 I went off to a University 5 hours from home in the middle of no where. I started to have problems. The second semster of my freshman year I was having family problems and I was unhappy and depressed at school. I gained around 45-65 pounds in a month. But I left that school and came home and started going to a local college since then My life is slowly but surely comming together. I lost 40-45 pounds on weight watchers. But I stopped doing weight watchers and tried just exercising but that doesnt work because my weight fluxuates. If I stop exercising for more then a week I gain all that I had lost back. So I am going to do Weight Watchers again combined with exercise to get to my goal weight.





Im from Vancouver BC. 24 years old. I am short and big and I want to be short and small. i used to not care what I looked like till last winter. Ever since then I have been awful to myself. I eat whatever and whenever I can and I think thats what is screwing me up.


5ft 7 164lbs. I am a senior in college Political Science major, Industrial Psychology & Perform Arts minor, who wants to move to the West Coast when i graduate.








I also am sitting at a desk most of the day with an office that likes to bring in Krispy Kreams 3 times a week. I have no energy and no time. Consist on caffeine way to much.


I'm 53 5'8" 139 pounds, self employed publicist, divorcee, trivia pub habitue, freelance writer, aspiring comedienne (three readings/performances so far), self taught art historian, like to run but no discipline.


hello i am 52 in need of looseing 78 pounds need all the encourangement i can get been dealing with alot of stress goottn off track but am back more determemned than ever on a mission to loose





I am a person who sits at a desk all day. I used to be this person. Now, I am a person that exercises everyday.


I work for the Fairfax County Government. Sit down job terrible for me because it makes me hungry when I have to process the work that is on my desk. I love to exercise I just need to make a difference...to see some results.


I am a 25 yr old stay-at-home mom (my daughter is 3 months) and full-time student. I like riding bikes with my husband, scrapbooking, taking pictures and watching TV shows from the 80's.


36 year old single new yorker who recently got out of a damaging relationship and has let herself go (think cheese & wine)!





31 years old carrying too much babyweight, working 60 hrs a week. I have two beautiful children and want to watch them grow old.


I`m 38 years old, My current weight is 215 pounds,5`3feet I have one child,I`m working in retail .





I'm a mother of a 6 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. I'm 26 and and I'm in the Navy also. I'm also currently deployed with the other member of my group and yes things are limited to what we can and cannot do. I have the worst sweet tooth in the world which is my biggest downfall... I'm motivated and want to be healthy for the long hall not just skinny....


I'm 27 years old and have been fighting with my weight all of my life. I have been following the WW program off and on since 2003. This time I am finally going to make it to be a lifetime member. I am ready to stop making excuses and ready for a change!


recently graduated. gained 50 lbs in college. quite happy with losing any of it. I hate my body.


31 years old. Gained a lot of weight during school and never addressed it. Never did anything about it. I work a lot and make excuses regarding working out. :(


I will share only what I am comfortable with and then tell more on myself as I make progress. I am not so how viewable this is and would prefer to remain here for encouragment, advise, accountability, and positive words. I am hard on myself so I just need others to encourage me in.








I just turned 35 and I am in the worst shape of my life!


I'm just trying to get back in shape so i can play collegiate soccer again, and get healthy while spending some quality time with the coolest chicks ever :)








27 male, constant yo-yo dieter since high school, hoping to break the cycle and finally find something that works


I am a 22 year old college grad. I am now a 2nd grade teacher in North Carolina. I joined Peertrainer, to help me lose, surprisingly not anything from college, but weight I gained since coming home.


I have an issue with my weight. to give you an idea, i'll tell you about my weight fluctuations. At the age of 12 i was usually 120 lbs give and take, at 13 i was usually 132 lbs give and take, at age 14 before summer started i was 139 lbs, after summer ended i was 122 lbs, two months after that i was 141 lbs which means i gained back all that weight plus 2 more pounds. from then on until i was 17 years old my weight fluctuated anywhere from 128 lbs to 147 lbs, depending on whether i was exercising, eating healthy, starving myself, or eating excessively. the end of june 2008 when i was 17 i was 145 lbs. two months later at the end of august 2008 i weighed 134 lbs. over the summer of 08 i also became a lacto ovo pescatarian.














I'm a stay at home mom. I have a son who is 2 years old and a daughter who is 1 year old. I'm a military wife.








24 yrs. old, single, unhealthy my whole life, quit smoking 90+ days ago and have gained a little from that.


well i'm a working mom with a gr8 husband and a beautiful daughter


I am a mother of 2 girls ages 9 and 6. We live in central california. I love the out doors, sports. and spending time with my girls. I do a lot of reading and writting.


I'm 17 years old.. I've been chubby ever since i was little and over the years i gradually grew bigger and bigger.. Last year my parents got divorced and i've been downhill ever since.. I would constantly eat to ignore my pain, i'd feel so upset that all i do is eat.. A few months ago i was so blind that i didn't realise how big i was getting.. For the past few years everyone would tease that i am fat.. (yes i know i am, but at that stage i was happy with who i was because i had such great friends) -- But family aren't supportive.. my grandparents, relatives.. would tease how fat i am, sometimes if i see relatives that i haven't seen for years over a special occasion.. They would take one look at me and they'd be shocked.. they'd giggle and then say i need to diet straight out.. Ever since i heard my grandparents say to my aunty about my mother and i.. 'What does she feed her? She is so fat!' .. i would cry myself to sleep constantly with those words repeating in my head.. For years i've been the fat one.. but from this point on, i want to change.. i've tried lots of diets, but my motivation always decreases.. I hope i can be better this try!





29yr old female mother of 1yr old and wife of a good man. Reached the point in my life where my health is a priority. I also love to be surrounded by those who are stronger, smarter, and more driven than me. No one raises to low expectations. I have met every challenge that life has thrown my way and my weight loss is to be treated the same. I am lover of church , the word, and wanting to be more like Christ.


i am 38 years old, which means that my 39th year of being alive has already began, consequently i will be 40 soon. funny, don't feel a lick over 30, although my body tends to disagree with me. the truth is, i bet him, mostly to encourage me to get off my butt and get my heart pumping. have a 2 year old daughter and another one on the way, and they need me to be around for a while, so need to take care of this body!






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