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Team Name: Friends of Bill W.
Members: 33
Location: anywhere, TX 11111

Goals: To get healthier one meal at a time.

Profile: I was talking with a friend the other day about the inconveniences of being overweight: you know, having a difficult time putting on shoes, difficulty breathing when I'm sleeping, feeling exhausted after little exercise, having to get the extra large in everything I buy, ect. It was funny, but so real. And last week I went to interview for a job and they gave me a physical and found that my high-blood pressure was elevated. I had to visit a doctor to get some meds for the condition, and I know its weight related. Two weeks ago I started to take some initiative. I made a spreadsheet that has been helping me track my eating habits, started to count calories, started exercising (having the least progress in the later). And yesterday, I found this sight. I really believe that having a support group will help with attaining my goals. There's nothing like being able to discuss difficulties and success with another who is experiencing the same changes. I hope that others will join and offer some solution based insight to our journeys.

Last posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 10:46 PM

Other Info: I am sick and tired of being sick and tired

Members profiles:
I am a 44 yr old male, and am single now, which may be the primary motivation for wanting to loose weight. I was very active in my younger years and remember the feeling of weightlessness vaguely. Would like to recapture the moment (lol). I am learning how to live one meal at a time...

I am a mother of two and have been married for 7 years. I love life and I am happier than I have ever been. I know though that I need a way to discuss what I have been keeping secret --- that I am fat. Like any other secret - most people know I am fat too. We just don't talk about it.

I got serious about losing weight in mid February 2007 and since then I ost lost 30 pounds (from 305 to 275) but in the past 6 months I have added about half of it back@@

I'm a few days from my 49th birthday, I'm married, mother of a 10-year-old, and work full-time in the communications field.

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

I live in Geneva, Switzerland. Am in my early 50's. I have a teenage daughter currently in her first year of high school. I work full time in private banking. I am married to a terrific guy who is also interested in staying healthy and keeping his body in shape. I would like to lose the 25 pounds which have crept on over the years.

I'm a writer who struggles with weight issues. I'm married, work full-time, and have a young child. I'm trying to juggle the writing and caring for myself but am not often successful. I'm tired a lot which of course creates the perfect excuse to eat and not exercise.

54 years old (for a few more weeks). Got beyond my upper ceiling of acceptable weight after the end of a long relationship a few years ago and just can't take it off. I did take 10 pounds off by seeing a nutritionist, but gained it back. Have done Weight Watchers multiple times in the past and doesn't seem to stick for the long term.

I am 56 and ready to get to work again on weight loss for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Personal info includes: Happily married, 2 grown children 30 and 33 , work in education, love to dance, read, garden, and learn.

I am just trying to stay on top of not gaining weight as I get older. It seems to creep up on me and I saw this group and thought I would give it a try. I think this will work well with scheduled work outs. I eat alot of junk food especially when I am tired. I work at night as a nurse and it seems I am continually eating.

I am married, 55 years old and want to lose 60+ pounds from 240+ on 2-14-08. February 14 is when I started a weight management course with Kaiser. My wonderful wife and I have no kids, but do have a cat that lets us think we own him. I am also 26 years sober, in AA and am going through this process as yet another item in my 6th and 7th steps. I am fully committed to losing weight and keeping it off.

I am 54, single, sober and have a crazy history with weight and recovery.

47 (almost 48) year old very happily married mother of 2 grown sons. I am a psychotherapist in private practice, with a specialty in treating couples and familes affected by addictions. I was a lifelong "skinny" with an average weight of 114-120lbs, despite a dx of Hasimato's disease (autoimmune hypothyroidism) in 1987--UNTIL 5 years ago when i gained 50lbs over the course of summer. Long story shortened--in my early 40s i developed PCOS and have had a devil of time getting and keeping weight off since. In general, my life is richer, fuller and more satisfying than ever before--I strongly feel it's time to honor my body and allow it assume a form more congrugent with my overall self image.

i will be 30 in a few weeks. i am a stay at home wife in northern california. my top weight was 193 back in 1998. i lost weight 60 lbs in 2000, but have been yo-yoing between 137 and 120 ever since. i want to have a baby in 2-3 years and want to get down to 120ish via eating a super squeaky clean diet to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and birth.

Sober since 1992. Nicotine free since 2003. LIfe-long struggle with weight issues - I've done a lot of emotional/spiritual work on it, but I have a lot more work to do. No OA meetings in my town - I may start one, but I have ambiguous feelings toward OA

Sobriety Date: 4-10-98... 58 years have elapsed since my birth... Married, usually happily... 2 adult children, Nick - 37 and Candra - 33... 6 grandchildren, all of whom I really like -ages 8 through 17... I work as a secretary/bookkeeper for small civil engineering firm... My craft of choice is crochet. This is my 4th year of making hats for homeless. I pass them out twice each winter at the Day Center for Homeless People.

I am 52, I have relapsing remitting M.S. I have been a member of A.A. since1987, I have been sober 18 years. Haven't used drugs since 87' haven't smoked a cig since 97' I have a wonderful DH, also in A.A. we have a 17 year old daughter.

I'm 40 something, two young kids, have tried lots of "fad" diets and if it has a name, I've probably tried it. I'm not a fan of exercise unfortunately, but I'm liking my Wii Fit Plus so far. Have a lot of weight to lose, and I'm hoping to become healthier.

I am a 32 year old married mother of one (for now). I am currently living in Mexico waiting for my husband's Greencard approval. We have been here since October of 2007. I am miserable here, so it has been hard...weight wise. I am more motivated now that his interview is coming up and, when approved, we will be moving back to Texas!!! I want to be fit for my son and for my future children. I also want to be fit for I can finally like myself again:)

I got Malaria in my digestive system Nov 2008. I lost about 60 lbs-that's the good news. The bad news is that my digestive tract was damaged, and I now need to follow a strict diet to heal. And I have a hard time maintaining the discipline to do so.

I am 41, married and have a beautiful Weimaraner named Sadie; I have been practicing law for 3 1/2 years

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