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Team Name: Lot's of Help
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Last posted: Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:58 PM

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I'm 30 and used to be very active but put on 40 pounds in a relationship and subsequent break-up. Now relocated, accepted to a new university and started a fresh leg of my life I really want to get healthy not just for the appearance but also for the health factor. I need some moral support and that's why I'm here!

Im a college student thats gained the freshmen 35lbs and Im planning on losing it by incorporating exercise into my life atleast 5 days a week and watching what I eat.

I'm a full-time teacher in a high school. I have two children (ages 5 & 7) and my husband and I own a business in our small town. So, not only do I have a full-time job, but I also have to do the bookwork in the business on the side. Time for me to do my own thing (like exercise) is very difficult.

I am married to a wonderful guy and have two grown sons. One of them is married and I have a terrific daughter in law.

I’m 45 years old, 5’8” 169 lbs. At the beginning of 2007 I started a diet at 192 lbs. I figured out my BMR and reduced it by 500 calories so that I would be burning more calories than I was taking in every day, even without exercise (or getting out of bed). It was a good plan as long as I stuck to it, but I’m a food addict. If I give in to a bite, I eat the entire thing – whole box of cookies, entire pizza, whole chicken, etc. My goal for 2007 was to lose 60 lbs. I lost 40 but only kept off 20, although at the end of the holiday season I weighed in at 182... YIKES! The 10 holiday pounds came off pretty quickly, but I still started my losing track at that point.

Im now 20 years old, I used to weigh 60kgs, I managed to lose a good bit to a stage where I was in good shape and practically no fat. then i experienced a stressful event, gained weight (not back to previous but gained fat where as before I used to have muscle) I spend 10 hours a day sitting in an office, and with over an hour commute to my home that leaves me with very little time or energy to exercise, and lots of stress leads to overeating... :( I want to get back to my previous condition!

I'm a professional singer who is currently getting my Masters. My entire life revolves around being on a stage in front of large audiences and looking presentable.

I am 32 years old and live in San Diego, CA. I've struggled with weight for most of my life. I joined a 12 step program last year and lost 95 pounds. I now need to counter a small weight gain and maintain my loss. I never thought I could be a healthy weight and I'm still learning to live in this body. I'm a horse-back rider and compete in show jumping. I have two dogs and one cat and one fish. I also enjoy scuba diving, knitting, and reading.

I'm a 29 yr old Investment Assistant. I live with my boyfriend and Siberian Husky. I got to a point where I was eating so much and making a lot of bad food choices. I used to teach aerobics and now that I don't teach anymore, it's a little harder to get to the gym regularly. I obsess about food, and I'm not happy with the way my body looks. I need to get back to the shape I was in when I was training and teaching. I know what to do, I just need to apply :)

I am 34 years old., a mother of 2 kids. I am the eldest of six sisters so it is very difficult fo rma at times to be away from them as I was born in the UK. I have currently finished a master in Criminal justice and about to embark on the another masters in social work so I can focus my love on educating families and their children on the importnace of communication.

I just graduated with a BA in Communications. I work for an Ad Agency in Newport Beach, CA. I'm really determined to get back to the weight and body I prefer.

For about four years now I've been working on maintaing a healthy lifestyle including proper diet and regular exercise, sometimes more ardently than others. Right now, I've been working out consistently at the gym for about 5 months and have lost about 10 pounds. I just recently registered for a half-marathon in April.

I'm 46, mother, grandmother and wife. I've steadily gotten heavier and heavier through the years. 1 1/2 yrs ago a friend and I started a PHAT club. We have 2 others besides ourselves. Each of us are doing our own thing, I personally like WW. Over this last 1.5 years I've lost 50 lbs. But I seems to be at a stall. I need added encouragement and ideas!

49 y/o stay at home mom - mother of a nine y/o boy who is loads of fun! I love to garden and read.

I will be 39 years old this year and just went through a very difficult/unexpected divorce last year. I have a beautiful 2 year old daughter and just want to get into the best shape/health of my life for me and for her.

I am a 21 year old single mother who has gained more than 100 pounds in 3 years. I just wanna love myself inside and out.

Training consultant. 28 years old, and want to feel like it!

Just starting peertrainer. I am 47 years old and have 1 teenage son.

love dogs, walking, family, reading, flower gardening, friends!! I need to lose 40 lbs to be healthy. I have been a yo-yo dieter for most of my life!!

I am 30 but act and feel younger then my body allows me to be. I am currently in college going for my BA in arts and am a part/time photographer. I have two beautiful children 6 and 3yrs old whom I can't blame the baby fat on anymore. I have a wonderful Husband who is in great shape. I have realized my goal of being thin before I turn 30 is out the window, but isn't 35 the new 25? I don't want surgery and wan't to keep up with the kids. Regardless it is time for me get healthy,fit, and back to being the young fun woman that I know I am.

24 year old professional, just starting a new career. My career is extermely male dominated and there is a constant pressure to look good and work smarter, faster and longer than your male counterparts.

I am a 28 year old stay at home mom with 2 kids and I want to take off my fat suit.

Newly divorced mother of two. Very busy and irregular work schedule. Adore caffeine free Diet Coke. Emotional eater/convenience eater.

Hi, I work at a community college full time assisting the Dean. I am very frustrated with my weight, I am 54 and weigh 157. I for some reason can't get motivated to start a diet. Food, I think about food all the time. I have a wonderful marriage, children are grown. Need motivation to get started....

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 39 yrs. old and am the biggest I have ever been. I used to be very active and plan to go that direction again. I am very happily married with no children, I do have a dog who I am in love with. I am the youngest of five and love being the baby. My favorite things to do are watch my niece play softball and spend lots of times with my family and friends. I am currently at 262lbs.

I am a 44 yrs old and a SAHM with 2 children ages 12 and 19. I have been married for 23 years. I have been a yo-yo dieter since my first child was born. I have approximately 60 pounds to lose. I usually have no problem following a diet program, but my problem is that I procrastinate and never get to the exercise part, even though I have a treadmill in my living room staring me in the face! I know I could keep the weight off, plus lose more in the process, if I could stick to an exercise program. As a family we camp, boat throughout the summer, and motorcycle ride through the winter months. Our first lake trip is in 2 weeks and I'd like to shed a few pounds by then so I don't feel so miserable. All it takes for me to get in the rythmn of a diet program is a few days of dieting and then I feel so much better and then I stick pretty good, it's getting past the first few days that I have a hard time with. I have to make a point to keep my refrigerator stocked with healthy foods and not make fast food a cop out. It's so easy to do when you are not prepared with proper foods to cook for the family.

I am a 44 year old single woman who loves her life. I have no children, just two wonderful dogs. I have struggled with weight my entire life, coming from a skinny family and always being the one with the extra pounds. I love to cook and eat, do yoga and walk. I am not athletic in any way and never have been, so I am proud of myself for developing my yoga practice as it's been the first athletic thing that I am good at and have stuck with.

I am 33 years old and currently live in Colorado. My Husband is in the Army so we will be moving in about a year and a half. We have been married almost 3 years and have no children. We are actively applying to be foster parents and hope to adopt soon! I have been diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes and am currently on meds. I am also a Massage Therapist and work out of my home. This keeps me pretty busy and I really enjoy it!

Currently in the DC area. Lets motivate each other to lose the weight and keep it off. I've lost over 50lbs and gained it back over the past 5 years. UPDATE: Just had a baby!! Motivated to lose.

I'm 34. I have 2 teens and I've been married 16 years this month. I never seemed to be able to lose the weight from the birth of my second child and I've learned that after 14 years you can't use child birth as your excuse. I work 2 jobs and I'm hoping to go back to college in the fall.

i am a twenty-something emotional eater who learned at a young age that food never lets you down. i know all about health and nutrition. i am a human calorie counter but i just can't keep my hand out of my mouth. i work out and love doing it but then i can eat a whole lot to sabatoge the great work i have just put into myself. i need a new outlet for my emotions and learn to control the cravings.

I'm an 18 year old emotional eater, who hates exercise, mostly because I'm an asthmatic. In just about two months, I've gained 50 pounds, because of a medication I started taking. I've tried exercising in the past, but usually stopped because of lack of motivation and dislike for exercise. I'm almost ready to give up and I need some help.

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.

So, I guess I need to update this. I am living in a town away from my home town, staying at home and not working to take care of my boyfriends parents who are both sick. I am going to school to be a nurse, hopefully, and am ready to be a full time student again. I have been dieting for about 4 months, and am ready to really get into it again.

I am a school bus driver . I have been married 18 yrs, I have 3 children and 1 grandson. I am 41 years young. The weight seems it just sneaks up on you. I am currently at 200.

I'm a student who has recently let my self go. I am 5'4 and 174 pounds. I would really like to be back to my smallest of 135-140.

I am a 31 year old mother of a 3 year old boy, a 2 year old girl and a 10 month old girl. I have been married to my husband for almost 8 years and we have been together for almost 13. I used to be thin in high school and very athletic. In fact, I used to be a size 2 and, since I was so active in sports, never had to worry about what I ate. Then came college and a long term boyfriend (now husband) and the pounds started pouring on. I was no longer in sports and eating and drinking like most college kids do. By the time I graduated college and got married, I was a size 6 or 8 and had put on the typical 20 pounds that a lot of college students do. I work part/full time (depending on the time of year) as a CPA and I tend to put my family first which leaves little time for me. I'm ready to change that.

A mom to 2 awesome kiddies. Working on a Nursing degree. Trying to get fit to be a better me and a better example to my family.

I am a 19 year old college sophomore who has tried every single diet tha exists, and I am finally ready to start a routine for me, that helps me feel the absolute best I can!

I am a migraine sufferer who is on many meds. Some of these cause weight gain. I want to lose this extra weight.

I'm a 21 year old student studying towards being a nurse. I work at a fun bookstore and live with my wonderful fiance.

I am 24 years old. I am in college and will graduate December 2008 with a degree in Science Education. I just got married July 7, 2007 and have been at my highest weight since then! I need help staying motivated and accountable. My husband is 6 foot tall and weighs 145! I envy him!

I'm 30 and married. I started gaining a lot of weight during a very stressful period before the wedding. I had to buy another dress because my first one didn't fit. Despite what a glorious and happy day it was, I get quite sad when I look at the pictures and see how big I look. I'd gained even more since then, and I have been actively trying to lose it since September. I am currently at 205 lbs. My highest weight was 230 lbs.

I am 47 years old. I have 2 grown sons, and 2 grandchildren. I am happily married, live in RI and work as a RN. I have gone up and down with my weight for the past 10 to 15 years, within a 30-35 lb range. My main objective at this point is to do all I can to live a more healthy lifestyle. I'm calling it my "fit for fifty" campaign, hoping to achieve a much higher and more consistant level of fitness by my 50th birthday.

My name is Tammy and I am a stay at home mom to 5 kids, 3 boys, ages 9,6,1 and 2 girls, ages 2 and 3. I lost my husband recently, and facing life as a single mom has put new perspective on being fit and healthy. So far on peer trainer i have lost 13 lbs, lets see where else I can go!!

I am a highschool senior who has been trying to loose weight for atleast 6 or 7 years. I have never felt secure about my body and have always been jealous of those who seem to have 100% control over their weight. I am 5'7 1/2 and, as of 10/9/07, I weigh 175lbs... because I am moderately active, I know alot of the extra weight is just muscle but I still could loose a few pounds. I believe the main reason I have not been able to lose the weight is lack of motivation and time to actually workout. I hope this online community will be that extra push that I need. Currently, I am about 175lbs. I hope to be 140lbs by the end of March 2008. That means, I have to lose 35lbs in 20wks. So about 7lbs each month, and 1.75lbs per week. I will have to lose about 875 calories per day. That sounds practical to me! Hope it works. I will do my official first weigh in on 10/14 I will weigh myself every sunday after that.

34 year old single girl, with no kids or pets. I work long hours and also go to school part time. I've recently lost some weight working with a personal trainer. Lots of cardio, weight training, and keeping a food log. Since I finished with him a few months ago, I've already gained most of it back. I've run a couple of 10k races, and would like to step it up a bit, so thought a half marathon would be the next step. I also have a new boyfriend that takes up a lot of my time, but he doesn't need to exercise as much!

I'm 23... I have a 4 year old who doesnt live with me. I'm 5'9 and rather inactive...lazy if you may. I'm now hitting 157lbs when Im used to being around 135-140lbs max. I was 180 after my son, lost it all through a unhealthy drug induced way (dont ask please.) and I can't and won't do it that way again... I stayed around 130-140 for about 2 years, and now since my injury and im out of work, ive gained alot. 15lbs+.

34 yo. Single mum of 8 yo daughter. Work 3 part-time jobs (medical) plus have a CM business (scrapbooking).

I am a 25-year-old student studying archaeology and geology. I also work part time in at a chiropractic clinic. I've spent a lot of time eating fast food, and I'd like to become consistent with my meals. Exercise has been intermittent in the past with a couple months of regular exercising followed by less and less until it falls out of my schedule completely. Consistency in this area is also a goal.

I am 28 and recently married (070707)! I live in AZ with my hubby and our 2 "kids", a Rottie named Tank and a German Shepherd named Chewbacca. I have the most amazing family and thank God everyday for all of the blessings he has given me. I love the Dallas Cowboys, so football season is my favorite time of year. I work way too much, but I live by the saying "Work hard, play harder" I have recently lost about 15lbs and feel great. My clothes fit, I have more energy, and I feel good about myself! Even with that, I have hit a road block. I have a serious lack of motivation all of a sudden to drop the last 10lbs. I need a pick me up!

34 year old woman, single. I'm in good shape, but don't workout as much as I used to and so am now my bad eating habits have caught up with me.

I'm a 26 year old high school teacher. My entire childhood and young adult life I was skinny. I mean skinny! But, something about that last year of school and two years of teaching just did me in. If I'm honest with myself, I have to admit that I never changed those student eating habbits. You know, the P diet: pizza, pasta, perogies and popcorn. It's time to grow up. My body has apparently had enough of my lifestyle. I need to change.

My name is Jacki. I'm twenty-five and seriously have a great life. I'm very involved with my church, love my job, have wonderful friends, am dating a wonderful man, and love my family. I'm a generally happy gal.

I'm a 45 year old single mom w/a teenager. I'm very active & busy, but still keep gaining weight. I'm miserable & need help! I'm in the beginning stages of menapause - which sucks. My body has changed & I don't like that either. I'm in a bad place right now and need to find a focus and stick with it!!

I am a SAHM with three girls - 9, 8, 6 - that I home-school. I have been married for 9-1/2 years to an incredible guy who let me quit working soon after my second daughter was born. To say that we have struggled from time-to-time is an understatement, but I truly think that our marriage is even stronger because of our support of each other.

I work full-time at a publishing co. plus manage a home with my boyfriend and 2 kids (14 and 12)

I'm 19, with blonde curly hair and a British accent =D (I'm from London). I'm not too big, I just want to be perfect for New Year and really make a fresh start for 2008.

I'm 22ysr old. I love being outside gardening, playing with my dog, walking, etc. I'm the 'old-lady' of my friend circle. I'm engaged, trying to get in shape for my wedding, and prefer nights in sipping a glass of wine and watching re-runs of Discovery channel shows on my TiVo.

i am a 4'8" and i way 171 lbs i have had 2 kid in less then 2 years

I am 38y/o male married with three kids. I work as a Instructor-Counselor at a Psych. hospital and partime pro photographer/DJ

I enjoy to exercise and eat right (although I don't all the time). I write songs, sing and play the guitar. I do Tech Support full time for a software company and on the side I'm a floral designer, mostly just doing wedding work. I love anything that lets me be creative.

I am a 23 yr. old young professional. I work for the Girl Scouts as a Program Coordinator. It involves desk work, driving and working with young girls. I live with four other girls my age who vary in fitness levels. I love to cook though and am always looking for healthy new recipes. I have a history of weight problems. I was at my heaviest in high school topping off at 230lbs. Since then I have lost almost 70 pounds by changing my eating and lifestyle habits.

I am 25 years old. I live in South Africa and have spent my entire life on one diet or another. I am tired and have no will-power. I need all the motivation and support that I can get.

I just turn 30 and want to beat my weight problem once and for all. I wanna be healthy, live well and have lots of energy. I feel like my outside does not match the person I am inside. A lot of my eating is emotional, and I am working on not relying on food anymore.

I'm 27 and I have been teaching for 5 years. Middle school 3, and high school 2. I am married to a wonderful man and I am trying to get healthy before we conceive for my health and our baby's.

I'm a 20 y/o college student, still trying to kick my frosh 15! Its so hard for me to get motivated to work out and start losing the weight, because I feel like I have such a huge mountain to climb...but I'm confident I'll get the support I need here.

Well lets see.. I just turned 29,graduated college and am now working full time as well as some how managing a family. One of which is a 18 month old son whom I just can't get off the booby. Therefore keeping my calorie consumption up there. Rarely, have time between sports and work to really get a good healthy meal in as well as make it to a gym. BUT.. Ready to do this and get my self back!!

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.

I'm a 43 y.o single woman and have struggled off and on with weight all my life. I love my job as a Clinical Social Worker with our local Health Department. I spend my free time with a great group of friends and love boating, gardening and training my new adorable puppy.

Turning 40 this Saturday and for several reasons have decided to get my act together and eat right as well as exercise.

I'm 23 years old and have been overweight since I was about 10 and moved to a new school. I have always loved food but I took up comfort eating around that time and have had more of a love/hate relationship with food ever since. In general I've always been considered 'big' as I'm tall as well, and have never been athletic as it wasn't something my family was particularly concerned with. I've just graduated after doing an English Literature degree and am currently auditioning for drama school.

Mid 50's. On and off again vegetarian. Trying to lose weight.

39 years old, live in NJ.

I'm 25 and an administrative assistant. I spend most of my days sitting in my office and not getting a whole lot of excersise. When I was younger I was pretty active but after college and getting a full time job I became pretty lazy. I never really ate well, fast food has always been a big part of my diet. My biggest weaknesses are pizza and Burger King. I hope to adopt a healthier lifestye, not just to lose weight but to feel better and have more energy.

21 years old, vet tech student. I have been heavy for so long, I would like to look like a 20 something before I turn 30! Also want to go into zoological medicine and I need to be fit.

I am almost 32 married with four children i am pretty much sedentary the weight just keeps coming especially when I am not looking

I'm married with 2 kids - ages 14 and 12, I have a beautiful black retriever, and I teach high school. Being a great mom is my #1 priority. I enjoy playing in a classical music group, and playing tennis once a week. I've gained 30 pounds since 2001 (after reaching my goal weight on WeightWatchers!) and need to "de-flab" my 143-pound self!

I am a very "put-together" person. I spend alot of time makingsure my hair, make-up (eye shadow, eyeliner, and lip gloss ONLY!!!), outfit, and skin is well groomed. Being overweight probably contributes to my meticulous grooming habits. I feel like I have to make up for being overweight by making sure eveything else is in tact. Since its hard for me to control my weight, I must have everything else about my physical appearance under control. In the eight grade I lost about 40 lbs. for high school, but I gain about 20 lbs. of it back during my freshman year. Then during the summer before my sophmore year I lost about 10-15 lbs. So I know I CAN LOSE WEIGHT, all I need is to find the motivation to do it again. However this time when I reach my goal weight of 140 lbs. I WILL STAY 140 LBS. (with your help of course!!!)

I am a stay at home mom of two boys 6 and 8 (in January). I'm married to a wonderful man whom I have been with for 8 years. I'm 26 and live in New Mexico. I am studying to become a holistic physician and I will have my master herbalist certification in February 08. I weigh 158-160 I'm 5'4 and wear a 10-12 jean (NY&Co)

I'm 19 almost 20 female at my heaviest (200lbs). I'm 5'6" and would like to reach my ideal weight of 150lbs. I'm currently a student studying Nursing at night and working a full-time office job during the day to pay off my debts. I live at home with my parents and fiancee (long story) and there's always food available [and they're not exactly the kinds of food that you'd want to eat to lose weight]

I'm a 49 year old, mom of a 19 and 21 year old, wife of 28 years. I work at a college as an admin assistant.

Running a company and being a family man hasn't left a lot of time for me to dedicate to fitness. I live in New York City and walk to work everyday but that's about all the exercise I get besides carrying around my 9 month old baby boy. But exercise is critical for physical and mental health and I am ready to get back into it!

37 years old, 5'4', 120 pounds.

I'm 36, 5’ 10" and weigh 178.5 pounds. I can't say that I love to exercise but I have found several things that I really enjoy that give me a good workout. I'm a big emotional eater and I had that under control until my Mom died suddenly a few years ago. I have gain 30 and lost 15 since then. I found out two years ago that I developed a sugar cane intolerance so eating natural foods is a priority.

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.

51 years young, but overweight and can foresee health problems in the future if I don't take control now. 2 Boys, 1 Husband of 29 years. Administrative Assistant in SW Florida (the land of perpetual sunshine). Carboholic! Can't eat just one chip.... and now all those chips have settled below the waist. Love to play tennis, but hate regimented exercise.

I am 42 years old, happily married and have three adorible kids. A boy three and twin girls 9 months. I suffer from post partum depression and have gained over 100 pounds after the first child was born. (weighed less right after he was born and then just ballooned {380lb}) I want to get healthy so I can enjoy my kids, play with them, walk with them and have them proud of mom taking them to school. I dread the first day when all the kids are going to tell my son his mommy is fat.

I'm 31. I've gone through some dieting ups and downs over the years and I finally want to journey to weight loss by changing one habit at a time. I work for full-time in ministry. It is a busy job that I really enjoy. This takes up a full work day, plus lots of volunteer time as well. This leads me to eat food on the run and rush from one activity to another. I realized that by allowing life to dictate my time I'm not truly taking control and using my time as wisely as I'd like. In addition to weight loss, I'd also like to work on planning and managing my time better.

I am 53 year old married male with 2 kids and have lost weight successfully several times. It's easy! The only problem is that gaining weight is even easier! Hopefully I have some tips that can contribute to the group. I find it easy to lose weight, but it works best for me when I am accountable to someone.

I am a 25-year-old science teacher. I'm 5'2 and 165; I would be okay with that except that I'm so young; I feel like if I don't get some good habits established now it's just going to pile on.

I am 27 years old and live just outside Phoenix. I share my home with my husband and two kids w/fur. I work at a desk job as a business analyst and really enjoy it, but wish I was more active. I just finished training/walking a half marathon two weekends ago with friends and can't wait to do another race!

im 28 n a father of 1 yr, i had lost 77 Lbs in past when i was 24 but that was just after college and soon i got into my proffesion of highway construction and also got married - both factors added lots of joy n happiness to my life and i gained those extra 83 Lbs again. So now i want to Loose that again n be a Lean Machine.

I teach fifth grade, tutor, and I am working on a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. I will be 30 in May and I want to live my 30's and beyond as a healthy adult with an active lifestyle.

30 yr old packing on the lbs! Its time to get back into shape. I enjoy being healthy and feeling great. Recently I have lost a lot of motivation to keep a healthy lifestyle. Time to get focused about this and make this dream a reality.

Mom of two little girls. No time to workout it seems! I'm a writer and I work from home. Husband is fantastic except he has massive food issues so gives me limited support.

I'm a sophomore at MSU! I love it. I exercise alot, but I snack often. I've gone through times where I've lost weight quickly by not eating alot and exercising. I need to find a balance. I'm also a vegetarian. I'm training for a marathon.

fun loving , 30, want to get healthy

I am a married lady to a wonderful husband. I have no children of my own. I do have two 6 month old puppies. One is a pug and one is a beagle. I do alot of snacking and eating out

I'm an emotional eater who works at home. Not a great combination. But I want to make this work because I have the flexibility of going to the gym and eating what I want when I want. I just turned 38 at Christmas, am single and would like to be in a healthy relationship. But first, I have to get healthy so that I can attract the right person.

I am 32 year old Childrenswear Designer and living all over the world.Sadly, I have gained a whooping 40 lbs in past 4 years due to bad diets and lack of exercise. Now I got to the point that I can not live like this anymore. I feel tired all the time, depressed and lazy! My wedding in due in 3 months also. I need to be a better person and a beautiful bride....I will stick with healthy diet and regular exercise regardless :0))

About six years ago I lost 130 pounds and regained 30 of that in the last two. I have my own business in health care, a husband of nearly 11 years, and a soon to be kindergartener. My very supportive family just doesn't encourage good eating habits. I'm 5'11" and can feel a bit abashed when others talk about thought my goal weight (180 lbs) as their freak out point, so please keep in mind the difference in "scale" with we tall folk. ;) Exercise isn't the tough part for me, it's food, so that is the piece I need the most support with.

I've been married for a year and a half and I have a 7 month old son. I've steadily been gaining weight since 7th grade. I was never able to lose weight but since my son was born I have lost 63 lbs and am looking to lose 60 more.

My name is Sarah, I'm 16 years old, and I'm from Dominican Republic. When I was younger I was super skinny, and ever since puberty kicked in I've started to gain weight. I don't eat much, I just love candy, anything that has sugar, and it worries me since I am very close to developing serious illneses because of it.

I am 6'0" tall and people are always telling me that I carry my weight well and I don't need to worry about weight. It really bothers me because I know that for my body type I am heavy. I have a small frame and eventhough I am tall, I still have rolls and fat that hangs over my pants. Eventhough I may be able to gain ten pounds and it doesn't show as much as a shorter woman, it still effects my confidence.

Married mother of three and full time grad student; I am trying to figure out why it so hard for me to loose and keep it off. I am at the point of trying anything as long as I can see result.. I am so heart broken by seeing diets work for friends and not for me, so I give up....I am not going to try to base my loss on anyone, but focus on my own accomplishments!

I'm forty years old. Happily married to my wife since 1986, with one adult and two teenage children. Have been on disability for mental illness since 1993. I am diagnosed with bipolar illness and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I was in and out of mental hospitals until about four years ago. A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, and began a form of therapy called DBT. It has really opened doors for me, and I am now down to only one psychiatric medication. Trying to get "a life worth living." Part of that is my physical health. My weight nearly doubled about five years ago, probably due to a medication reaction, and I still weigh about a hundred pounds more than is healthy for me. I want my "old" body back...

I'm 16 years old, and I've gained a significant amount of weight over the past two years. After the death of my dad at 10, I turned to emotional eating, and have not been able to shake the bad habit since. However, I feel like I've really hit a turning point, and am ready to be healthy and happy for good.

I am 56 years old; working at home for an association; wife of a great guy & mother of two artistic young men, 27 & 24.

17 yrs old, junior in high school, just tryin to lose weight

36 year old married mother of 2 (7yr old boy and 11yr old girl)

I am turning 40 next month and enough is enough - I need to do something and stick with it!

im not even 18 yet but im trying to lose weight because i figure that the earlier i start the quicker i can lose those excess pounds and it'll be easier to stay on the road to weight loss.

I'm a culinary student and I'm looking to get healthy and start exercising again now that I'm not consumed with school.

I am only 5 foot 1 and have gained weight fast over the last few months. I am the mother of a one and a half year old boy, and I am ready to make a change in my life.

My name is Jessica and I am finishing up my last year as an undergraduate. Ive always played a sport which has helped incorporate some type of evercise into my life, but now it seems as if its not enough. ive changed my diet and am begining to eat healthy, but even with that i feel like i still need add more exercise but i cant seem to get motivated.

I am mom to three girls (ages 13, 7, & 2) and stepmom to three bonus girls (ages 22, 13 & 10). I work full time and we love to camp.

31yr old Female. - AKA Vonnie. I will post measurements later. I plan to measure once per month on the 1st and not be focused on what the scale says. I need to work up the will to throw AWAY my scale, because i'm obsessed with stepping on that thing every time I pass it. (as if something signifigant happened from morning till night)

Just out of college and I was at my goal weight right before student teaching(final semester in college) and due to the stress of student teaching and working Ive gained 20 of the pounds back. Im very depressed about that because I worked so hard to lose it and I am having a hard time doing it again. All my hard work I did before seems like a waste, down the drain

I am 24 years old and a few quarters shy of graduating with a B.S. in Neurobiology/Physiology. Throughout my adulthood, I have always been "chubby." Some people tell me that I look fine and that I shouldn't even think about losing weight, but these are the people that have never seen me wear shorts, let alone a bathing suit! My clothes cover all my imperfections. I would like to achieve a more toned/leaner body...something that I am not constantly trying to cover up.

New to NOVA and ready to be fit!

I am a 34 yr old woman, I work on an organic farm, am active and love the outdoors. I do power yoga several times a week (usually!) but I am having a VERY hard time being consistent in my eating and workout habits. I lost 50lbs a couple of years back and really want to get to 152lb. The reason I have chosen this exact weight is because that's what I weighed before I went to "fat camp" at 12yrs old. There I lost 15 or so pounds but when I got home I gained 60 within a year! I learned some awful habits there(overeating, even on healthy foods) that I have had a hard time breaking, even as a grown adult. I know I can achieve this goal, I'm just looking for a bit of extra help to make it to the finish line!

I am a 36 y/o mother of 2 teens (15 and 16 y/o) divorced about 1 yr (wahoo), and work full time in a technology company as a program manager. I have been battling weight for about 10 years. In Oct 2004 I had the Lap-Band surgery and went from 245 (size 22) to my low of 110 (size 00). Oct 2007 discovered the Lap-Band slipped and was VERY sick. Went in and had it replaced an now have gained about 60 lbs in the last few months… about 25 to 30 of those pounds are fine but UGH on the rest!!! Weight has been quite a roller coaster for me. I have a family history of BIG people (400 lbs +) and need to break that cycle. Aside from the Lap Band I try to work out about 4 to 5 times a week in the gym with weights and cardio and have been modifying my food. Cutting out Mocha’s (LOVE THOSE BUT OUCH on the calories) and that after dinner drink. Also having smaller serving portions and still… gaining… so I am going to track my progress and see if this keeps me more honest and on track. Goal: I am looking to lose 30 lbs and firm up.

I am 58 years old. Was a teacher for 18 years, and now I stay at home with my 2 and 1/2 year old granddaughter Hailey. She is the love of my life and I want to be around for her, and not dead from an obestiy related illness.

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.

My life has been very stressful over the past 6 months. I am trying to refocus and get back into eating better, maintaining a cardio routine, and getting back to working out (free weights). The upside to all the stress is that I have lost ten pounds, now I need to tone and shape my body.

My name is Barrie I'm 19. I graduated from being an active high school cheerleader to being a stressed out inactive college student.

I am a 21 year old college student. I've put on about 15 pounds every year since I started school which has brought me to a staggering 45 pound weight gain. I am ready to take it off. Plus, I am only 5'2" so being 185 lbs is not good at all.

I am 22, a recent grad, and I'm on a fast track to insanity. I work (practically all hours I'm awake) in a very fast pace environment, and though I like my job, I know I need to set a better balance between work, and self. I've been overweight for as far back as I can remember. In 2007, as I started to get into a great routine and see results, I injured myself, and 17 stitches and one year later, I've gained it all back and more. I am psyched to commit myself, and help keep accountable with others who are also determined to make their health a priority!

I am 21 yrs. old fairly athletic and healthy but haven't broken the bad habits I acquired when I left home for school. I gained 20 lbs as a freshman, lost 25 drastically the following year, and since then have struggled to maintain normalcy in my diet. Currently I am 15 lbs more than what I ought to be but more importantly still relying on food for comfort.

I'm 25 years old, female. Dieting has allways been a part of my life, and Im really hoping for it to be a life style, and would cease to be a major issue for me. The lowest weight I've been was 135, and it felt great! Im currently 155, and i wanna kick those extra pounds away to the feel great zone. Other then that Im mainly applying to collage, finishing some prerequist courses, and hoping to start grad school later this year

I'm a serial dieter. I lost 25 lbs on Weight Watchers in 2004. It took me almost 2 year to do it, but I succeeded and went from a size 12 to a size 6. Now I'm almost back to a 12 and it all fell apart this year. I could blame my job because it created a very high stress level for me, but I'd rather focus on getting back on track right now.

I'm an 18 year old college freshmen who's having trouble losing the last bit of weight. I know how to and love to help others with weight loss, but I can't seem to make these last 15lbs go anywhere.

25 yr old Singer/Songwriter/Actor trying to lose the weight I gained since I moved to NY.

I am married and have three wonderfull boys ranging in age from 10 to 18. I am 5'5" and 240 lbs. I would love to blame my weight on pregnancy but the truth is I gained it all after my last son was born.

I love food but also love to fit into my jeans. I like to find easy alternatives to foods I crave and ways to get exercise in my day. I have several ways to maintain my weight, but with cravings like mine and the want to be lazy and give up can strike at any time so I need all the extra advice and help I can get. I love to create recipes and find foods to both satisfy my cravings and keep my waist trim. I document a lot of great tips and recipes I have found on my website to help others:

I am a 41 year old Breast cancer survivor(2 years) I am also the mother of a United States Marine who just returned from his 2nd tour in Iraq, I am also the Mother of my beautiful 16 year old daughter. I want to be healthy and have healthy habits. I never liked running because of the cramp in my side. I have never ran past that point. I want to like running and reap the benefits. I have 2 new chocolate lab pups that I want to run with me every morning. I am hoping that they will MAKE ME do it everyday.

I am about to turn 30 and have a goal of really getting into shape this year (my new years resolution for probably the last 5 years). I would like to lose about 40lbs and be healthier over all. I work full-time, love my job and have a wonderful partner. I am a Director of a terrific non-profit that provides job training and job placement to low income individuals. I love going to the gym - it feels like "me time". I also love going out to eat and have to learn how to make healthier choices when I go out. My goal is to lose 30 lbs by July and feel confident in a bathing suit - something that I haven't felt in years! I would also like to be able to jog/run again - it's such a stress reliever for me. I used to run 8 miles a day in High School- something I couldn't even imagine doing now!

I am a 32 year old (never get to)SAHM/ soccermom/ girl scout leader. My sweet daughter will be 12 in April & my wild-child son is 3 1/2. My wonderful hubby is an insurance agent. I have lived my entire life in Montana. I love being outdoors, but never seem to make it there very often anymore. As a kid, I was very athletic & I would love to be that again.

37, single professional living with cat and lizard.

I am 26 years old. I work as a biologist. I live with my boyfriend. We both have issues with weight. I have gained more than 20 pounds in the last six months due to depression. I currently weigh 215.

I am a 52 yo female. Married for 32 years mom to 4 boys vegetarian for 4 years but a "junkarian" for almost as long. went vegan in the 1st 2years and lost 85lbs but didn't stay very long went back to white flour and white rice then eggs and cheese more recently and there's the rub I gained a lot of weight back about 40lbs of it and holding.

at ucf my major is health science- pre-clinical. i know quite a bit about health and nutrition, i dont always apply it though. i like studying the subject. i have lost weight before, i doing this to help me change my habits and make my weight loss permanent. in 2002 i weighed i am at 180lbs working towards 138lbs...soo if u have any questions that u wonder about i might be able to help...or at least tell u what worked for me.

I'm a 19 yr old ivy league student struggling with depression/anxiety. This spring I am on medical leave from school so that I can take some time to get better, so I should have plenty of time to work on my weight, too. I live in new england and love going outside and being physically active; I used to run xc in high school.

I turned 40 in May. I am married and have a 6 yo son. I work part-time.

I'm 24 years old and have just finished grad school. I'm really like being outside so the winter was horrid for me! I love the rocky coast line where I live because I enjoy tide pooling. I also like going to county and town fairs, amusement parks and oceany areas.

I am a 40 year old mom of two boys. I'm 5'2'' at 21 I was 118 at 31 I was 129 at 37 I am 158. at 40 I am now 135!

I'm a 39 y.o. engineer. I live in the beautiful state of Colorado and love to hike, snowshoe and cross-country ski.

25 year old married mom of 2, currently unemployed (by choice!!). I spend my days taking care of the kids, house, and animals (a dog and a fish) running errands...thankful for a minute to myself to log my foods...


I'm married with a 5 year old little girl and a hubby that LOVES sweets of all kinds. I makes it hard to resist. I work full time so the evenings are a mad rush to make quick dinners...I'd love some help in that area.

32 seperated, live w one cat. Work full time. Learning ASL to be supportive to the Deaf community.

I am going to 30 this June! I'm excited about starting my 30's but I don't want to continue a gradual decline in fitness. I'm single and I work a lot teaching HS English.

I'm a 50+ women that was dumped for a younger women in my office. We all three work side by side now. Success has been my only motivator, but my health has suffered. I would now like both health and success.

had a baby year and a half ago. Gained 75# during pregnancy, and lost only 30.

I am a high energy young mother. I live a very busy lifestyle jugging being a mom, working, and school and I have finally found the time for myself to try and get in shape and look the way I want to look. I am five foot one with curly blond hair. I am determined to lose not pounds but inches off of my waist. I would rather look in the mirror and decide how I feel about myself and not look at a scale and let the number pick for me :) SO now I begin to make a change in my life!

I am 28, the mother of 2, (age 9 and 2) and looking to have another with my wonderful man of many, many years. I am excited about life, very fun and I currently am an HR manager at a local company. I work full-time, I'm working towards a Master's degree, I'm always going...but I need to do this for ME...

I'm a 39 year old mother of 2 daughters and 2 step sons.

I'm a 29 year old stay at home mom of 2 boys.

I am 28, married with one daughter. I am now a stay at home mom, taking the year off from work to enjoy our new home and it's many projects. I have always been very active until the last two years spent behind a desk. Now that I am no longer working, it's time to get back in the groove.

20 year old college student.

Im 18 and going to college in NYC in the fall. I want to be prepared for the transition by making myself happy with my body. I am not "fat" but I am not skinny or average. I would like to say that I am chunky. I am roughly 140 lbs I would assume. I am in shape and do workout but not as intensely as I should and I do not diet. In comparision to others my height (5'3) and my weight I speculate that a lot of my weight is muscle. So a huge goal of mine is that while I am dieting to maintain a workout schedule as to not lose muscle. Ive attended a boarding school for the past 4 years and I blame a large part of my weight to that. Mostly all the food is deep fried or pasta. It has made maintaining my weight near impossible resulting in my gaining of 20 lbs during my sophomore-junior year. I want to lose it now to get ready for the fast paced, hectic lifestyle I will have in NYC. Also, what is most important to me, is gaining the willpower to just live healthier. I want to cut red meat out entirely-not just for health reasons but for environmental reasons. I want to cut out all soda, even though I usually always drink diet soda.

I am a full-time graduate student, who is about to graduate this summer (2008). I do not want to enter in my thirties with this weight problem that I have been carrying around for the past 7 years. I want to be healthy and slim.

26 year old female, 5'7" 144. . I try to maintain a routine of running but at times find it difficult to find motivation. 6/11/08 142.4lbs

new dad, full time computer geek - so I sit on my azz most of the day.

I am54 years old and never been overweight, so ths is so new to me. But I lost my job and have been grazing ever since. I think it would be beneficial to be accountable to someone outside my home. My husband can eat anything and everything and never gain. But he is 6 years younger than me - making me a cougar!

I'm an almost 24 yr old starting my first year of medical school. I've always been an overachiever, and have used food most of my life to deal with stress. I struggled with anorexia as a teenager, and now, ironically, I'm battling compulsive binging/overeating. Although I'm a science nerd, I am also in love with literature, philosophy, learning of all kinds. I think that the world is a fascinating place, with so many amazing people, and I feel that I have so much more to offer it than I currently am giving. Lots of people throughout my life have told me that I'm "smart", but rarely have I ever heard that I'm beautiful or even pretty. Feeling ugly lead me to eat self-destructively. I feel that part of my weight loss journey will simply be to find some self-respect.

I am a mother of 3- Cruz 20, Shandell 16, and Marc 15. I work full time and am married. My husband and I also own our own business which consumes even more of my time. Before I had children I weighed a whole 103 lbs. But that's too thin, so I am shooting for the 134. I am 5'4" and 36 years old.

22-year-old senior music education major. I love dancing and theatre. I gained the freshman 15 (and then some) and between the last two years have gotten down to a healthy weight. I'd still like to slim down a little and increase my activity.

I'm a 50 year old vegetarian. I've been with my husband for almost 30 years. We have 2 daughter and 2 grandchildren. I am a recent homemaker due to the sell of the organization I worked for. I gained weight during the stress of the sale, but find it harder to lose weight than when I was younger.

Committed. No kids early 30s. work full time.

i am going to be a senior at ohio state and major in art education. im studying abroad right now in florence, italy... almost 5'2" and havent weighed myself in a while, but my guess is that im at 130... which is 20 pound more than i weighed in the fall!! not happy about that and i want to lose it!

I am 26 years old and recently migrated to the United Kingdom from Jamaica. That's proving to be very stressful. I hope to start post grad in October.

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.

Graduate student in Twin Cities

I'm 31 years old and I am not 100% percent on my life right now. I live too much through others and I want something for me. I think that is why I am here. I achieve this for myself.

I have always struggled with my weight and at my heaviest was 145 pounds. Now I am between 125-130 but am miserable! I need to get down to 115 but feel as if that is impossible. I need help, and people who will encourage me to believe it is possible. All of my friends are so sick of hearing about my struggle with weight.

my whole family is big including me. I'm 5 feet 2 inches and weigh 160 lbs. I sometimes become depressed about my weight. I want to start feeling good about myself and my body once and for all. hopefully, peertrainer can help me do that.

35 year old mother of 2 (6 and 3 yrs. old). I'm on a sabatical from working until my youngest is in kindergarten (if I can make it that long). When I re-enter the career world I want to do something new - computer programming. In the past I have been an engineer, market analyst, and home stager/realtor. The last career is where I gained all of my weight!

I am a 25 year old teacher in New York City. I have been overweight through growing up and am trying to achieve a healthier weight while I am still young. There are health problems in my family's gene pool, so I'm trying to beat those as well.

I’m 47 yrs old, married for almost 21 years, with two children – Brian, 19 & Katherine 16. I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember, sometimes winning the battle, sometimes not. I lost quite a bit of weight right after turning 40, but have yo-yo’d since and am now heavier than ever. I’m back in the groove, and determined to get fit and healthy and STAY THERE!

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:

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