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Team Name: PT Experts
Members: 205
Location: Anywhere 00000

Goals: To help the users of the site.

Profile: Do you need help with any aspect of PEERtrainer? Join this team and ask questions about the site, diet, exercise. We will help you!!

Last posted: Monday, April 18, 2016, 4:31 PM

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I graduated college in 2004 and moved to Chicago to work at a big insurance company. I live and work downtown. I got married over Labor Day 2006! In my free time (there isn't much!) my husband and I like to play golf and play Dance Dance Revolution. We recently adopted a puppy, and we're constantly walking her, which has been great! I love being outside and I love warm weather!

35 year old mom from Philadelphia. Tried all kinds of diets in the past. Getting back on track after 2 babies.

I'm a middle school teacher, married, with a 4-year-old daughter. I have always struggled with weight issues, probably because I have a big frame to begin with, and because I am a chronic snacker and overeater. In the last six months, I've hit the lowest weight I've been in 16 years. For reference, my highest pre-pregnancy weight was about 220, and my highest pregnancy weight was about 250. That was August of 2002. Four years and 100 pounds ago--a big difference!

51 yrs. old. Body changed when I hit 50, gained about 10 lbs, even though I've always had a fairly healthy diet, and exercise every day. Since starting Peertrainer, my diet has become really clean, all the junk is out, and feel sooo much better. But still no weight loss. Keep telling myself to just be patient, change will come...

I love Bible studies, gardening, home decorating, reading, and traveling. I also enjoy watching documentaries on archaeological sites. I am a Christian, married for 24 years with 2 sons.

I am 24 years old, work in Los Angeles and live with my boyfriend. Since college I have wanted to lose weight and get back to my high school weight. I have always been active. Last year I trained and ran for the Los Angeles marathon. I lost 17 pounds, but in the last 6 months I gained it all back due to stress eating and lack of exercise. I desperately want to lose weight and be thin once and for all.

I am the mother of a 4 year old. I was a stay at home mom until last year and I am not working 3 days a week. I have gained about 80 lbs since my pregnancy and I can't seem to get rid of it. I have been dieting and exercising on my on for the past 11 weeks and have lost about 20 lbs. But it is coming of very slowly and it is really hard to stay motivated.

I am a 36 year old mother of two. I have a 4 year old son and a 6 year old son. I am happily married and have been for 7 years. I work out of the home full time. I have battled for as long as I can remember with my weight. Always up and down. Have never been able to maintain a healthy weight.

A young 57 - Most think i am mid 40's. Weighing in at 170 lbs. Naturally thin until age 42 and it's been all uphill since then.I'm a financial adviser and mortgage broker. Recently moved to Arizona from California.

I've recently turned forty and I'm tired of being fat. I'm a librarian, pet lover, and I'm starting to get exercise into my daily routine. I've started jogging and can jog 3.5 miles right now (although it is at a 13:02 mile). I plan to run in a 5K this September.

I am 49 yo wife and mother of 2 and getting closer to empty nest. I am about 40 lbs overweight and would really like to get it off!

I am 43, married, with 2 boys ages 6 and 12. I need to lose 50 to 60 pounds. I have struggled with weight since college days, when I started on the emotional eating roller coaster.

I have tried to stay healtly and in shape most of my life. I have always managed to stay on top of my weight and lose right away but not anymore. I am married, 2 grown kids, and 2 great dogs. Looking for really motivated women to help and challenge each other to reach our goals and feel really proud we did. I think daily logs are really important for accountability.

I am a hopeless romantic which is why I 'm a pretty darn good wedding photographer. I love my husband and 4 kids. My life is actually perfect except for this one thing. I want to be able to go to the beach, to have tons of energy, to be cute and have a sexy little body, but mostly I want to stop obsessing about food.

I am 37 and am happily married to an amazing man. I have steadily gained wieght ove the last 5-6 years, to the total of approx. 70lbs. I'm not sure WHY, but know that I am now ready to make a change in my life and become healthier. My greatest fear is that I will suffer a health crisis due to my wight gain.

I'm 31 years old, from Kansas, and my starting weight is 286 lbs. I lost 105 lbs. in 2007-08 and started running. I even ran a marathon. After the marathon training ended, I was exhausted and didn't want to run anymore. My "break from fitness" turned into a year of total gluttony, and I gained back 126 lbs. in a little over a year. Now I'm starting over, and I'm going to take the lessons I've learned and do things a little differently this time.

I am a 32 year old, SAHM of 2 awesome kids. Olivia is 4 1/2 and Joshua is 15 months. I am celebrating 10 years of marriage this year to my best friend Adam, he is truly my inspiration and the love of my life. I was very active and healthy growing up and then in my 20's I started gaining weight from stress, emotional eating and a more inactive lifestyle. I lost a lot of weight but then gained it back again with each pregnancy. I am now done with having kids and ready to get healthy and fit again, for myself and my family!

I am a 20 year old small town girl. I like sports, fashion, gossip, and the beach. I am in a very committed relationship for almost 3 years. I work nonstop!!!

I have four children ages 5-13. I am busy with them and my parents. My dad was diagnosed with Leukemia and it has been a battle for the past year. Since December I lost 10 pounds, but have not been able to lose any more since March. I go the gym at least 2x a week and work out one of those times with a trainer. I try to walk an hour to an hour and a half three times a week. Like most of us, I am short on time long on things to do. I seem to be the one everyone leans on, the one everyone expects to help. It is getting hard. I feel that I have worked very hard the last few months on an exercise routine. I have cut out many of my beloved foods (m&m's included) and eat less. But I am just stuck. Even after all this hard work, my spirit broke last week when my 5 year old announced to everyone that I was having a baby. A BABY?!?! I thought, where did that come from? I asked him why he said that because Mommy is NOT having a baby. He said. "Because you have a fat belly, and that means you are having a baby". Ugh, devastation! But he is right about the fat belly part (no baby though)

I'm a 28 yr old female from south jersey. I was a big time soda drinker and someone who frequently visited many fast food places. After being so tired of being fat and tired and deperessed. I decieded on August 1, 2005 to make a lifestyle change to better myself. At first I of course wanted to be a size 2 within 3 days! I realized this wasn't possible and I aimed to work on being healthy. As of today 5/15 I'm down 49lbs and over 30 inches. I started by eating healthy and adding in water daily. My main problem right now is excersising!! I can't get modivated. I know I'd be so much furthur along if I did excersise. Getting this far for me has been amazing. I've learned so much about myself! its a journey and along the way I'm learning what its like not to be so dependent on food. Whats gotten me this far is alot of belief in myself and positive thinking. I was so glad when I found this website in a magazine! 7/1/07~ Finding this website has been amazing! Since joining on 5/15/07 I've lost an additional 6lbs. bringing my current loss to 55lbs. More importantly I've become aware of what I'm eating and I'm logging everyday. Last but not least I'm exercising!!

I started my new lifestyle in December 04 I used the Weight Watchers program and exercising 6 days a week to get to my goal weight. It took me almost a year to the day to get to my goal weight. I've been maintaining ever since. It's a daily battle. I live with my DH and 2 DDs and 8 cats.

I'm 27 years old, have been fighting with weight my whole life. I need to get it under control!

I'm 43- too young to be in this state! I work fulltime in a very demanding job and look after a family. I rarely make time for myself

I am 51 yrs old I like to play billards, do embrodiery, sewing.

I am 57 years old and started Weight Watchers June 1/06. I have lost a total of 42 pounds. I have just separated from my husband and my daughter is getting married in the end of September and I want to be a size 12 for the wedding.

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 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 am 32 years old. I'm a husband and father, and I love being both. For work, I am an application specialist for Mechanical & Electrical Engineeering software and Data Mangement software. History of me: When I was in High school Soph-senior years, I trained everyday, with strength training and Running. At my peak, senior year, I was 123 lbs, running 5 Miles on average per day, max bench press 225, max squat 350 lbs. I was very lean, and very fast. After highschool I went into the air force as a police officer and got a little lazy. I was on and off in the gym, running and even on some compitition teams. I also had special assignments throughout my time in that kept me running quite a bit. After I got out of active duty I didnt'see the inside of a gym for about 20 months. I was working full time and going to school full time. Once my schedule calmed down, I was able to get into the gym. I tried every gimmic to add weight, but it seemed to stay off. I was still in the lean mean fighting mode; I needed a change so I started working out with the big guys at the gym I went to and they showed me the ways to naturally pack on some pounds. After about 2 1/2 years, I was up to about 165. I then moved to California and again didn't see the inside of a gym for about 2 1/2 years; losing massive amounts of muscle, and gaining a lot of fat. in early 2003, I started going back to the gym, it was my way to get around the nasty traffic which clogs this state. I would stay at the gym for about 2 to 3 hours depending on my mood. My BFI went down to about 11%, and I was at 175 lbs and admit, it's the best I've ever felt about myself. in late 2004, I met my now wife, and pretty much altogether stopped going to the gym. I'd rather be with her than away. Then we both started going back. She's done an incredible job with getting into shape for the first time in her life. We now have goals set for ourselves and each other. Wish me luck!

I am 36 and weigh195 lbs ACB (after childbirth) I wieghed 160 BCB (before childbirth) and long to see my old BCB pants button. I have two active boys age 5 and 3, and need to keep 1 step ahead of them! I work part time as an office manager and focus the remainder of my time on my family and church activites.

I am a 33 year old single mother of 3 children. I recently just started fostering kids. I have taken in a girl age 14,. She is a insulin dependent diabetic. My foster child has helped me to realize how important your diet is. I work full time and go to school full-time. I live a pretty hectic life. I am trying to find that balance so that everything will flow in order. :)

5'6" - 160 lbs. ~wanna be fit and healthy~ I'm 24 years old and work in Advertising. I'm not very happy with my job lately so I know that has a lot to do with my eating habits. I live with and incredible boyfriend and our equally incredible dog. My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years. I'll add more as I become more involved on this site but that's a start.

I am a stay at home mom with 2 children. My girls are 6 and 9 mos. I never had a weight issue until I had children. I have been married for eight years now and am hoping for many more!! My husband is in the Marine Corps and it is a constant reminder of where I am now and where I need to be. He is also a very thin man who is having difficulty gaining weight so it is making it difficult for me to lose it. I Love food!! I was my thinnest after boot camp in 1997; 145 lbs!!! I have also noticed that my weight is a contributing factor to my depression and is not only affecting myself but also my family!! I am a Christian that would like to not only lose weight but get my relationship back with the Lord!!! I am a fun person and love to joke around but now is the time to get serious and stay motivated!!! It is time to get it all in check. If I have a clean home, a sound mind and am on my way to a healthier me, I feel I will not need meds to help me through my depression. It's time to love myself!!!

I am 28 going on 15. I laugh..all the time. I sing when I am stressed and I hate to sweat.

I am a 30 year old working mother of a 2 year old and 6 year old. I live in a very small town in Southern West Virginia and when I say small I mean small, there are no gyms or anything of that sort. Our lives are very busy, my son plays sports, my husband is in a Christian music group, works and mows lawns on the side and we have church twice a week. I want to start getting up early in the morning to work out since that's the only way I can make time, but it is hard to motivate myself to get up early. I need help!

I am 38 Yrs old , just had my first child 4 months ago. I had infertility issues and used in vitro to achieve my little bundle of joy. As a result I have gained 40 lbs and now have had blood pressure problems. I feel unhealthy and wish to get back to better weight and go off blood pressure meds.

Im 16 and im not overweight but I have been gaining weight lately. Since I have been in a new realationship my weight has been gaining because I feel comfortable to eat around him. Also stress about school has made me eat more and excersise less. But now school is done...I just need motivation.

I'm 27 and I've been overweight all of my adult life. I've lost weight before, but I've never gotten down to anywhere near my goal. The lowest I've been at in the last few years is around 148, which was probably last August or September. I've been up and down since then, and have never been completely consistent about my diet or exercise.

I'm a mother of two beautiful girls ages 2 and 8 months. I'm married and work with special needs children at a school.

I'm a stay at home of 2 active boys. I love to camp and spend time outside w/ my family. Also, love scrape booking.

I'm a busy working mother with a recent divorce under my belt. I'm trying to gain back some self-esteem and feel like my old self again.

I'm 46 yo, happily married to my best friend, mom of 6 girls, grandma to 4 with 1 more on the way. I weigh too much & I'm not happy with that part of my life. Time to change.

I am a 34 year old female. My husband and I are still newleyweds. We don't have any children except for our two 'four-legged' kids (dogs).

I am a 40 year old mother of 3 (11, 9, 3). I own my own photography studio and am very, very busy. Ihave not always been overweight. I was very thin in high school and college. THen the wieght began to creep on. But now, I have a compulsive, addictive type eating issue. I binge quite frequently (but I don't purge). I am quite frankly, miserable.

I am in my forties,married and work fulltime,no kids just a mom to a mixed lab.

I'm 44 with 2 stepsons, 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren! I've fought with my weight my whole life, but managed to stay withing 5 - 8 pounds of my goal. Haven't been able to get down to my goal weight since I turned 40 (sucks!), so I need to stick to a program and do it!

I am 5'4" tall and currently weigh 220 lbs.

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 HATE all veggies... i only eat potatoes and corn which don't really count as good veggies. The only fruits I eat are apples, bananas, and oranges.

25 years old, married to a wonderful, supportive man, own my own business and work from home

Hi, I read about PeerTrainer on a health and fitness e-mail at work. Maybe it will give me the discipline and consistency that I have been missing to achieve my weight loss and fitness goals. I never had a weight problem until I was preganant. Now it is almost a decade later since the first baby, and I still have "baby weight" to lose. I lost 40 lbs. about 3 years, but have regained 10 lbs. just this fall. Overall, I need to lose about 20 lbs.--25 would be terrific.

Just starting with PEERtrainer! Im 24 years old and im an only child. I love reading, internet, music, watching tv and celebrity gossip. Im very friendly and easy to get along with. Meeting new people is something I enjoy. My best friend is the most important person to me besides my family. I have 2 cats named Skittles and Snickers and 1 dog named Livvie. Ive dealt with my weight for the last 10 years and hope that one of these days, I can be the size that I want!

I am 48 and have been overweight for some time. I also have Crohn's disease. I really want to get active and loose weight for health reasons.

I moved to LA in 2005 to pursue acting. I was never fat--or never realized I wasn't fat, but I was never overweight, but fluctuated as low as 109 and as high as 140, normally between 115-135, and then I took medication that I reacted badly to and was all the way up to 163 in the fall of 2014, at the age of 39, after never weighing more than 140 before (and thinking 140 was horrific).

I am 40 years old and a stay at home mom with two 17 year old girls, a 14 year old boy, and a 3 yr old son. I've been a stay at home mom since Feb 06. Before that, I was active duty in the Navy and left with 16 years in to take care of my family. With an active duty husband in the Marine Corps, it was the best and ONLY choice for us! It has paid off immemsely for the children and our peace of mind. Having a baby in my late 30's and going from a full time job to a stay at home mom have caused me to put on about 50 lbs (ok, I caused that to happen). My ideal weight is about 130-135.

I am 46 years old. I have been married 28 years. I have two grown daughters. I am a hairstylist who owns a salon that is connected to my home. I am fighting the middle age metabolism slow down.

I teach 8th grade Social Studies. Standing all day really gets my back to hurting and my legs go tingly numb - all because of the weight. I will be 50 years old this November, and my first grandchild was born this February to my older daughter and her husband. I live with my husband and 14 year old daughter. I'm tired of being fat. I am considered "successful" in just about every other aspect of my life (financial, family, brains) except my weight.

I am a mother of 2, a daughter 17 and son 22. My son is working in missions in Hawaii. My daugher is finishing high school. My husband is doing garden landscaping and is planning to go back to school in the fall. I work full time as a Senior Manager in a social service agency. I have had huge significant stressors in the past 4 years , loosing 3 of our 4 parents, husband having bi-pass, daughter being diagnosed with depression just to name a few. I gained about 50 pounds over a 2 year period and am at my heaviest. I was definately stress eating and also going through menopause. Things seem to have settled. I love my job and everyone is currently healthy. I exercise 1 to 1-1/2 hours a day. I am eating much better but have lost about 6 pounds and than stopped. I feel a bit stuck.

I am 46. I remember a time when I felt sexy. Now, i feel nothing only weight creeping up. I am an artist. I also work for a fab company to meet expenses.

I'm 30 yrs old. I lost over 45lbs several years ago on Weight Watchers but have struggled with reaching my true goal over the last two years. I follow the Points system, but haven't been able to "buckle down". I struggle with emotional eating and need to follow a gluten and dairy free diet. I love to exercise, but my career often doesn't allow enough time in my day!

I am in my early 30s and single. I have lost about 25 pounds in the past year and a half and am now ready to lose the rest.

i love to workout - run, bike and swim. i love to hang out with my fiance and do just about anything outside. i have been to africa and fell in love with the country. i'm studying to be a physician assistant so i plan on doing medical mission work when i graduate in april of 2008.

I'm new to running(Labor Day 2006 was my first race). I'm an active person who wants to do more

I am a 32 year old mother of 4(17, 13, 10, 9). As of 5-20-07 I weigh 213 lbs. I would like to get down to 140 or 145, but I would be happy with 160. I am a stay at home mom now and have not been at all active for the last 3 years. My blood pressure is high now and my doctor says it is weight related so I HAVE to lose it. I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

My name is Gina. I 'm married with 2 awesome boys. My husband is the pastor to singles at our church. So that means that I eat a lot with 18-25 year olds. After I lost 50lbs. I gianed back 10. Well I don't ever want to go back to being a fat mom. So I read about this in People magizne and I thought I would give it a try! Also please note I can't spell to save my life!

I am a middle school autism teacher

I'm 35, 5'2" and currently 168 lbs. I've struggled to stay thin most of my life but this is the most I've ever weighed (by 10 lbs). Since 19, my weight has fluctuated from 93 lbs (too thin) to current 162. Mostly hovering around an average of 127 lbs. In Jan. 2005, I weighed 152 lbs and started working out with a trainer and eating healthy. By Sept. 2005, I'd lost 35 lbs and was down to 17% body fat. I was in the best shape of my life. Since then a lot has happened: my father passed, big relationship issues, bought my first house and tore my ACL. I slowly stopped exercising and started stress eating and so here I am again. I've started getting back into the gym (a little limited due to ACL surgery in Feb. 2007) but am just starting out really.

I lost about 60lbs a couple of years ago then gained 20 back. I really want to be more fit and feel good about my body

46 male, competitive cyclist (but need to drop extra holiday weight) Also big video game fan Married, 2 kids

I am 56 years old married have a 26 year old daughter who needs to loose weight also. I also have a 16 month old grandson whom I absolutely love.I am six feet four inches tall and weigh 240 pounds would like to get it down to 190 pounds

I'm 33, single, and pretty active, but my diet isn't great. I have a job that keeps me really busy (10 to 11 or more hours a day, ugh), so I rarely eat lunch, but make up for it later in the night. So most of my calories are consumed after 8 PM. During the weekend what little structure I do have is completely out the window and I eat mindlessly throughout the day. I have a particular weekness for sugar. Weight: 7/7/07 = 170

42 y.o. and +100 lbs Downriver area, Taylor, Michigan. Trying to get healthy.

i am 27 years old, i work for state farm insurance. in my department there are lots of temptations all of the time.

I would like to lose 50 pounds by my wedding date.

I'm 28 years old and would like to lose 25 pounds. I travel a lot for work and have a hard time keeping a consistent diet and exercise schedule.

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.

Single mom of 3 wonderful kids, working full time, and still finding time to have fun and exercise!

i'm a partial stayat home mom I have 3 kids and I need to loose about 70 lbs . I 'm done having kids and will be 30 in about 2 years and 3 months and need to get the weight off by thsn

well Im a typical 22 year old woman. I am always on the go between work and scool it seems to be a bigger struggle to eat right. I have alwasy been a bigger girl i have alot of muscle on me but alot of fat too, all my life and at the age of 14 i was 210 pounds, The docotor ahd put me on a strict 1000 calorie counting diet which i actually took it upon myslef to eat less then 1000 calories a day. By the time i was 15 almost 16 i had went from 210pounds to 145 pounds. I maintained that as a healthy weight throughout my teenage years, even while waitressing. It breaks my heart and tears me up that im now back just a few pounds shy of where i worked so hard to get away from. I have put on most of my weight because i now work 8 -5 and it seems that i always go out to lunch because i have to go. I would like to still enjoy my Years by drinking and going out but ii need to find a healthy way to maintain and lose the weight.

I am 24 years old and I am almost done with college. Having a boyfriend and working in a restaurant are two hard things for me eating habits wise because my boyfriend likes to eat out a lot or just eat bad things and at work I tend to snack on things I should not.

I am 5'9" 244 lbs, 21 years old and not happy. heart disease runs deep in my family, i am bipolar and most of the time depressed. If im not mistaken it's time for a change. All i want is to be healthy first and then happy because being healthy usually leads to being happy. Last summer i lost about 40 lbs by running. somwhere between there and now I lost my drive (depression) and gained most of it back. I am heading out to Wyoming this summer, like last summer, to work on a ranch camp for kids and while there intend to take the oportunity to kick start my start into health. In the past year i have been through alot and learned alot. One thing that i know now more than ever is that making a mistake is not the end of the world. yes it is a setback but not a good enough reason to stop everything and just give up!

I have been struggling with my weigh all my life. I am tired of thinking about my weigh every single day. I am tired of being depressed. My highest weight was 302 in 2001. I currently weigh 239 but I have hit a mental plateau. I think it's because I can't imagine myself "thin", so I sabotage my efforts.

I am 44 years old married with 3 sons. I used to work out and almost competed but stopped and slowly put on the weight. I gave up exercising for no reason and began to eat terribly and put on so much weight my highest is 232 right now I am 216.

Starting over is tough. Let's hope I am tougher.

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!

45 year old, mom of 12 and 16 year old, wife of 55 year old and have one dog, 20lb. goal to lose and total of 50 by end of year. Not working this year, focusing on me, kids, home and extened family but often it is not in that order.

I'm married, 30 year old mother of 4 kids. youngest being 8 months. I love to be crafty (ie. scrapbooking, beading). I like to bike, rollerblade, swim, snow & water ski, & play basketball. Most of these I haven't done in quite a while because of my weight and I'm sick of not enjoying life because of my weight.

I am 63 years old and have always been told that I look at least ten years younger than my age. Up until the last six years of my life, I have maintained a weight range anywhere from 110-115 during my life. I enjoyed looking and feeling great and having energy. I love fashion and enjoy the creative process of selecting clothing that represents how I feel about myself. Lately, after 35 lbs of added weight, I feel that I have "lost" my spark and would like to reclaim it. I am married, have two adult daughters, am a social worker working in healthcare.

I am 54 years old. Married 29 years. No children. One pet - Australian Cattledog. On 19 June 2006 I had a massive coronary. I have depression and anxiety. My husband suffers same and his can have a profound affect on me.

I've battled with weight since adolesence. I did WW 20 years ago and got to goal weight and kept it off for a good 5+ years. Then health issues followed by 3 children added pounds I'd like to shed. I've "yoyo'd" a bit in the past few years, but I would like to settle into a flexible plan that can work around my busy schedule and with a family, so I'm trying WW Flex Points.

I am a person needing to lose weight for health reasons and to enjoy life.

i am 29 years old and i have a baby girl she is almost 4 years, i start gaining weight last 2 years i was size 6 and now i am size 14. i am so stressed because of my weight and i did join here so i can try to lose 50 pounds, i weight right now 182 and i am 5'5, i am trying to get help and support from people like me who are trying to lose weight, i hope i can do my best in here. cheers

I work from home, infront of the computer all day. Working from home has it's benefits and it's drawbacks too. I feel like I give most of myself to things other than what I should be concentrating on... me... my family. I am married and we have a seven year old.

I live in NYC. I work a full time and part time job and am in school working on my undergrad in Communication and Culture. I am enrolled in the Institute of Integrated Nutrition as well and would like to be a health counselor part time, maybe full time if I can get enough clients. I am determined to make sure I am healthy and living my life the way I will be teaching my future clients. It's hard, because I LOVE chocolate and sugar. Being a pastry chef part time doesn't help matters.

I am 18 years old and attend Newberg Highschool as a senior.This year I will be participating in cross country which is a huge step for me because I havent been in any kind of sport since 9th grade so im extremely nervus, luckly my best friend is joining with me. After college I plan to got o PCC for a year then transfer to a college and get my bachelors degree and hopefully get into med school. I have a wonderful boyfriend that already graduated and is also goin to PCC with me once im out of highschool.

I'm a 19 year old girl living in a small town. I'm an only child. My mother is a single parent and my father has nothing to do with me. When I was 13 years old I weighed a whopping 330 lbs. I wore size 26 stretch pants. I drank about 8 or 9 20 o.z. sodas per day. I was a miserable 8th grade student. One day at the end of my 8th grade year I just decided to lose the weight. So, I started drinking water all the time and stopped drinking sodas. I lost 30 lbs. in the first month so that motivated me to lose more...I cut down on what I ate to nearly nothing. My sophmore year in high school I wasn't even eating on a daily basis. I had dropped around 120 lbs. By the end of my Junior year I weighed 146 lbs. I struggled with compulsive over eating, anorexia, then I discovered the wonderful world of bulimia (not good). I found a way to have my cake and eat it too. As of today I weigh 179 pounds I've gained a lot back because I stopped the bulimia *part-time*..Now, I'm ready to fully recover and lose this weight the healthy way.

Just turned 50 and have been very sedentary for the last 4-5 years. I got flabby and fatigued. I believe that exercise and proper nutrition are essential and beneficial for mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

I am 52 years old and work full time. My husband loves wine and we drink more of it than we should. It is always good wine to go with the good food we are eating. Not a recipe to lose weight.

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.

33 years old, 127 pounds, want to be 107 (or better) Dispatcher for a small police deparment. Would like to look like I did when my husband and I first got together 9+ years ago..

I am a married mother of two. I've been a middle school English teacher for many years and this is my first year as a stay-at-home mom. I am 5'9" tall and was a size 8 when I got pregnant with my first child - HELLO 90 lbs. I lost it but gained about 60 back with my second pregnancy. Lost that - returned to a size 8 - then managed to creep up to the 35 lbs I'd like to lose now. Majority of my problem is hormonal.

A 25-year-old gal who just moved from Connecticut into New York City. I love to travel and like to exercise, but my work is demanding and I have very little time to make it to the gym.

I am a new grandma.. There's nothing in the world to compare with this. She is one reason I want to stay in good health and that means getting rid of all this excess poundage. I don't know where that date above came from, but I am a brand new member of PT. Saw the success stories of some of your members and found this inspiring.

I am 31 years old, 5'4" and I weigh 167 lbs. I have been married for 5 years (but together for 10 years) and we have 2 little girls (4 years old & 8 months old). After my 1st pregnancy after delivery, I weighed 180 lbs. I then did the South Beach Diet and within 8 months I was at 126 lbs. I was on the treadmill daily, 30 minutes. Then a year later I gained 20 lbs because we moved and I did not run on the treadmill daily and I was eating everything again. I also had a very long commute (I am a teacher, but we had a house 1 hour 1/2 away each way!) So I gained those 20 lbs and I was not able to fight them off. We then got pregnant again and after delivery I hit 180 lbs. Since Thanksgiving I have not been successful at losing weight because I was not working out consistently (baby up at night) and working out for longer periods and trying South Beach Diet did not work this time. This has been a huge problem for me mentally and I was becoming unhappy and frustrated because all I wanted to do was lose weight. I was always skinny but would gain 10 lbs and lose it and then gain it back etc as I got older and then having kids really changed my body. We moved again this time for the last time and we are getting settled. I was lucky to take this year off again to be with the 2nd baby. I am now reading more about how to lose weight effectively for the long run and how to be healthy. I want to change my eating habits (I LOVE junk food). We haven't had chips in the house for years because my husband Ethan is pretty healthy and has gotten me into wheat bread and healthier snacks, etc. But still when I was pregnant I was at McDonalds every other day, it was awful. I am french/american and drinking red wine is very part of my night, I love to "party". Ethan and I will drink wine every night and we are working together to cut this out. Red wine is good for you, but we sometimes have several glasses because its fun after the girls are in bed. But this has affected my eating habits even more and our relationship. So now I am READY and I am looking for others who have similar weight goals. I picked up the latest People Magazine and read the stories and discovered the PT site. I am very excited about doing this with others who have the same situation.

im a 23 year old student from maryland. i'm going to school for animal behavior and hope to one day work as an animal caretaker. if i want to do that i need to become a lot more fit. hopefully with support i'll be able to motivate myself to be more active and healthier

I am 42 years old, and am not willing to accept a backslide. I will never be where I was before. No matter the reason, I am ready to get my mojo back, and feel good about myself again. I am in the process of reinventing myself, and am hoping that the positive physical changes will snowball into other areas of my life (like my job!). But I am convinced that it has to start with the physical. I had my gall bladder removed in 2000 (probably after too many years of poor eating). Luckily, after the surgery, there are certain limitations on what I can eat--and when I eat what I shouldn't, I know it--becuase it feels AWFUL. Greasy food just doesn't sound good when I know that it will make me sick. Too bad it doesn't work with sugar and alcohol too... I know that the key to my healthy lifestyle will always be keeping up my physical activity level. It speeds up my metabolism, and best of all, it makes me feel good! I love animals (and my three dogs), the outdoors, and the mountains. I am in a committed relationship, and will be celebrating year 9 this June.

40 yr old Wife and mother of 3 boys ages 18,16 and 16. RN Clinical Coordinator of Acute dialysis unit. In school earning my BSN

I'm in my mid-thirty's and want to lose the weight the only way I know exercise and food reduction. I eat healthier than most over weight people but don't get enough exercise due to having severe migraines. I'm trying to workout a little everyday to create a good habit (21 days to create a habit). I purchases a treadmill a year ago and love it. The only problem is that I don't use it as often as I would wish. I am determined to lose this weight because it is hard to do girly things that I like to do such as paint my toes or wear the latest fashions with cute shoes. Right now I wear sweats and flat shoes due to the pain I feel. I have lost most of my friends and family because I guess I really didn't have valued friendships and I am very sad about this. Only one friend called me out of province every month. I now realize just how shallow people can be when your going through rough times. I feel a lot of distrust towards people because I have been so mistreated by friends and family, that I don't know who to trust.

i'm 32 years old, will be 33 on father's day and have struggled with being overweight my entire life. i always have good intentions but horrible follow through. i have a difficult time staying motivated and dedicated, so i'm hoping PT is the answer! today (6/9/07) i weigh 224.4lbs.

I was recently told I have Diabetes and put on medication that made my life a living hell. My hair fell out, I was sick constantly. Stomach upsets, various other things it caused. I decided enough was enough. I wasn't going to live like that. So, I joined curves and spent countless hours on the internet researching how to make my life better. I am on my way. Against DR's orders, I stopped taking Metformin, I am going it on my own. My blood sugar is not perfect, but I can maintain a 110-140 range on my own. I hope to learn more, as I read up, and cure this thing. Because I have been told, it can be done.

I'm a 36 year old married mom of 4 young ones, a teacher, currently an at-home mother. At 5'3", I currently weigh 185lbs, my highest non-pregnant weight. I've spent most of my life always weighing at least 20 lbs. more than I want to, and never liking my body is really wearing on me! I've accomplished so much in my life, but still feel unsuccessful because I can't lose weight.

I am a 46 year old mother of two boys, 28 and 26 and one daughter who is 25, also I have been married for 26 years.

I am 42 and married with 2 grown sons. My mother passed away 11/2/07 and my sis was diagnosed w/terminal cancer 7/08. I have gained almost 20 pounds since 9/07. I have struggled with eating issues (binge/emotional eating/boredom) for years. I lost 21 pounds with Weight Watchers and have kept it off but have struggled for the past 3 years to get the reamining 15-20 pounds off. Bad back issues flared up this year also, making exercise difficult at best.

I'm 33 years old, married to my high school sweetheart, and I'm a SAHM to my 3 sons. We have homeschooled for 7 years and enjoy it very much. We're just your typical American family. We enjoy time together but unfortunately too much of that time is spent being couch potatoes instead of being active together. I'm hoping to change that.

I'm 25 years old, married and have dieted for most of my life...on again and off again. I had a lot of success with Atkins about 7 years ago but shortly after loosing 65 lbs I got cancer and gained it all back +++. Hoping to finally loose that weight again.

My doctor said my heptic system (liver) is working at 90% compacity, I dont do any substances to harm my liver. My billirubin, heamocrit, and haemoglobin is at any given time double to 7 times normal ratios. I am a teen and I want to be able to have an occasional beer. My eyes sometimes turn yellow due to jaundice and i feel tired. Im trying to eat heaither i dont know how to since nobody in my family knows. It may be from five years of fast foods breakfast, lunch, and dinner EVERY single day :( or maybe my liver is just geneticly week. Whatever it is, im planning on improving my liver.

I am 52 years old, married with two two teenage daughters, one dalmatian, one bird, and one half a leased quarter horse!

I am 24 and I live outside of Cleveland, OH with my mother and sister. I've been over weight for as long as I can remember. The older I got, the more weight I packed on. By the time I graduated from high school I was almost 300 lbs!!! The next few years, in college, I was able to drop to about 230 lbs. But then I moved back home, got a new job (where I sit all day long), and started eating again. Now I'm back up to 265 and I can't seem to budge.

I enjoy scrapbooking and spending time with my nieces. I have aways had a hard time with my weight growing up.

I am 33 years old and am a former Health Care Aide, who worked in a Nursing Home. I left 3 years ago from a back injury which still has not completely left me. I weight train twice a week with a trainer (best investment ever). I eat fairly good but with some vices. I definately do not eat anything white (pasta/rice/flour/sugar). I try to eat as close to nature as possible. The motivation I need is to exercise more.

I am an actress and I am really wanting to loose weight- I want to loose75 lbs- I am strong the only thing I have not mastered is the weight issue!

42 years old. Mother of a four-year-old boy. Married 10 years. Left really great corporate job to start my own company two years ago in another field. Still work with and travel with clients from former company. LOVE to travel for work or pleasure. Could stand to lose 15 to 20 pounds.

I am a mother of two very active little boys. One is 7 and the other is 2. I am a nurse and work full time. Time is of the essence. There just is not enough of it. I wish I could do it all: Raise the family, work the job, excercise and cook healthy good tasting meals. Those last two suffer a lot.

I'm 36, work full time, married no kids in Seattle. 5'6", medium frame. I am VERY good at working out (hard, 5-6 days a week) but am not so great at moderating what goes in my mouth. Portion sizes are a particular weakness.

I'm In my early 40's. I am five feet tall and weigh a little over 150 lbs.

I'm a married Christian mother of two. I have an eight year old son and a four year old daughter.

I have 3 children and live in the country. I work full-time and help on our farm. I have always lacked movtivation and would like to change that.

32 years old. Husband, 1 child, two dogs and two cats. Going to school full time, working full time and have an extra 30 pounds from my first child I keep trying to lose.... Trying for baby number two soon and I need to get my body to work with me!!!!!

I always liked sports but have never had the body for it. I guess I just love food too much even though I pay attention to WHAT I eat I think my biggest problems is HOW much I eat

30's, married, 2 kids, run a business. I am really starting to get in shape and it took me a long time to get back.

21 yrs old; college student former varsity athlete; still very involved in athletics (coaching + administration) work out a lot: strength training/conditioning 4x a week; masters swimming ideally 4+ days a week; long bike ride to work! former binge eater. can't say am completely recovered. still have times when i eat mindlessly. better than before. but still struggling to eat well.

I'm 45, active (I play ice hockey and bicycle when I can) but I have erratic exercise and eating habits and want to improve. I'm married with a 5 year-old son and another goal is to keep up with him as he grows!

i'm mid-thirties, 5'11", straight, in a relationship, no kids, 3 dogs, working on a fixer upper duplex to sell in august 2008 and working an 8-5 office assistant job at a local university.

I am 43 and have 4 children (ages 6, 9. 16, 20) and stay busy between work and home. I try to work out some every day.

I am guilty of the freshman 15... I am starting my second semester of college but I definitely gained a lot of weight during my first few months of school. I am ready to lose it and start loving myself again.

HI! I am a teacher and a single mom of 3, and am now an empty nester! I have spent most of my adult life running around taking care of the kids, working full-time and running a household. I have not done a good job of taking care of myself, though. I have a lot of weight to lose, but am committed to succeeding this time.

I'm 23, about to start my second year of law school. I played volleyball all my life through college so basically I could eat anything I wanted because athletics were my life! Even so, I was always one of the bigger girls on the team - I could always bulk up but never slim down! Now that volleyball's over I'd like to drop a couple sizes from where I was while playing ball!

I'm a 54 year old single mom. Yet again trying to lose some weight.

I am a recently-engaged, recently-relocated, job-seeking attorney. I moved to Chicago, IL a few months ago to be with my fiance, who is literally the best person I have ever met. He's my best friend and I have never been this happy! However, due to the stress of moving from Texas to Illinois, selling my house, looking for a job and planning a wedding, I have put on about 18 lbs and went up 2 sizes. I got into the the trap of eating whatever my fiance eats (He's 6'6" and thin -so not fair.) and eating because I was stressed or had a bad day. Not good! In Texas, I used to run about 4 times a week and completed my first half-marathon last year. I weighed 120 lbs then and was in great shape. Now, I am determined to get back there!

26 y/o medical student, stressed about the changes in my life from my overseas trip to now being back in the states and a little bit about beginning the new school year. peer trainer helped me lose 8 pounds before and i am calling on it to help me just through this 1 week before school starts back. i just want to maintain my calm and not turn to food for 'comfort'/'distraction. i eat a lot and think a lot about silly things when i am not busy, and right now i have nothing (pressing) to do!

Im 23, in college, train and show horses, play tennis, and enjoy cooking!

I am a housewife with a 4yr old son. I gained 20 lbs. in pregnancy and have been trying to lose them ever since.

I am 47 , divorced and I am also doing Weight Watchers. I commute and so my days are fairly long. I often use that as my excuse for not working out. I need to find my routine again with regard to exercise and healthy eating. I like belonging to a "team" and I always do much better in organized events that hold me accountable .

My name is Amie and I'm 31 years old. My weight has always been an issue for as long as I can remember..... even when it wasn't an issue, it was an issue to me. I have a really poor self image.... that's one problem. The other BIG problem is... I LOVE FOOD! I rely on food way too much. I eat when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I'm mad, when I'm anxious, when I'm confused, when I'm board, oh yeah.... when I'm hungry, and sometimes I eat for no good reason at all. I've been obbsessed with dieting since I was about 9 years old..... mainly because a lot of the adults in my life at that time were all on diets.... for me that was normal behavior. I thought I had to be thin to be loved. I'm over that now. My reasons to lose weight now are very different from my adolesent reasons. I believe my weight may be one of the reasons I cant' get pregnant. My weight has got my hormones all out of wack. About 5 years ago when I had peaked at 200 pounds, I started having hormonal problems. When I was under 200 lbs I never experienced any problems at all. I'm ready to be a mother!!! And I'm not about to let my weight stand in my way any longer.

I'm about 5'9" and 155 pounds. I really just want to lose the extra weight so that I can feel better about myself and my body. I'm not sure about this website so I'm hoping you guys can help me to stay motivated and stay focused on my weight loss goal.

37 year old female.

I'm a SAHM and massage therapist.

Hello. My name is Dina and I'll be 21 in December. Every year I tell myself that I will lose weight before my next birthday and so far I only gain weight. I'd like to make lots of excuses and say I'm a busy student (I study engineering, senior year) and there's no time, I don't eat healthy and I dont exercise at all. I do have a time problem, but I hope this group would help me make my way around it

2007 - I teach English 10 and 11 to Emotionally Disturbed kids. I'm in my 20th year of doing this. I've been married for 18 years and have 3 girls ages 17, 12, and 9. I'm 41 years old .I've struggled with my weight all my life. One of my earliest memories is being called "Gubba" in 4th grade. I've gone up and down with my weight, but a few years ago was about my heaviest at probably around 170. I started yet another New Year's Resolution to lose weight and started doing Richard Simmon's Sweatin' to the Oldies. I moved on to Ellen Barret's Crunch Fat-Burning Pilates and loved that and went out and bought a few more of her workouts. I watched what I ate. By about March or April you could really see a difference. Oh, also before I started losing, I found out I had 3 ruptured discs in my back and was really incapacitated at times. Since I've lost weight and really strengthened my core, my back is unbelievably better!! June 2009 Update: Disgusted with myself for putting back on 25 lbs while quitting smoking. Trying to get back on track!

I'm a 30 year old working mom with 2 kids (ages 3 1/2 and 9 months) and husband who also works full time.

unhappy with my entire life. i'm 33 and want to love me.

I'm a 21 year old university student, travel-lover, ready to reach my goal weight for life!

I am a law student from Australia, currently study in Copenhagen. I live a pretty busy life and travel a lot. I love running and the buzz afterwards, fashion, art, film festivals, cooking and a fun night out dancing!
  • Height: 175cm (5'9")
  • Starting weight: 74.6kg (164.4lbs)
I am looking forward getting back to my old weight of 61.2kg (134.9lbs), but have a goal of reaching 64.2kg (141.5lbs) first and maintaining it for a few months. I have been struggling with this for 4 years, and I know the time is now to loose weight and make the changes so for the rest of my life I'm happier, more confident, invigorated and alive!

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.

Hi girls, I'm 24 yrs old, engaged, and in medical school at UNMC. I was born into a "large" family, and I have always had issues with my weight, but once I went to college--it just went downhill! I played all the sports in high school, and that forced me to exercise. Then college came, and that went out the window. I'm now in medical school--and sometimes I feel like I don't have time to breathe, let alone go exercise for an hour.........

i am 19 years old. i have a wonderful boyfriend, i love going out and having a good time. But i also love to stay in and watch movies.. horror movies are my fav

28 yrs old 5'9 approx. 198 pounds Throughout my teens to early adulthood fluctuated around 175-180 pounds. Recently in the past 4 years gained about 15-20 pounds. Of

I am a 46 year old with 3 kids. I work as a part time nurse.

My name is Jori! I have a 2 year old little boy and he is amazing!!! Keeps me on my toes yet sometimes wears me out! I love all types of sports and always up for adventure!!!

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

I am 56 years young, 5"4" tall and weigh 176 pounds. I work long hours and therefore I must make the time that I have at the gym count. I have gained weight over the past 5 to 6 years and my health has deteriorated because of it.

I'm a cynical 20-something with a few unhealthy habits.

I am 45 years old, married for 23 years, six children and going back to college this fall.

I'm a 37 year-old marketing director and a fitness instructor. I was in great physical shape until "life" took over and it's been a struggle to get back there. I was hospitalized with a blood clot in my brain last year and have spent the last few months with a broken bone and torn ligament in my foot. At times, it seems like the deck is stacked against me. But I know with the right attitude, resources and motivation...and a super supportive husband... it can be done. It WILL be done!

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