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Team Name: Canadians working together
Members: 41
Location: K0J2L0


Profile: for anyone, especially Canadians who are looking for support. Daily logging NOT mandatory, but helpful - just be there for each other!

Last posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 1:28 AM

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I've struggled with my weight for all of my adult life. About two months ago I was diagnosed with thryoid problems and now, with meds, I'm feeling human again. I'm also suddenly seeing the results of amost a year of regular workouts. So weight loss doesn't seem so daunting anymore.

65, married, 3 adult 'children', 5 grandchildren

I currently weight 220lbs. I can't even tell you how that happened. i have no kids, It's like I woke up one morning and I went from 130 to 150 to 175 to 200 to etc.

My name is Tiffany and I am from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am 5'1 and since I am so short it is very easy for me to gain weight. I have to watch what I eat and try to workout as much as I can to try to maintain what I think is adequate for my ideal weight.

My weight has gone up and down my whole life and right now is the highest it's ever been so, it's time for some serious action

i am 5'1 194.5 lbs start weight

I work with animals

I am 40 year old retail buyer that sits in an office all day.

Single Dad. Recently Separated. I was once into many sports and then had a knee injury. Since then I have gained and lost and gained and lost. The only weight i have every lost which I have not gained back was just by making healthy sound decisons and being as active as possibe.

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

Single mom with two kids, can't seem to find the time, energy and motivation to follow through with losing the weight. Heard good things about these support groups so thought I'd give it a try.

I work in the Advertising field, and have taken some time off work. I'm writing a cook book. I've had issues with food from an early age and then at 12 to 21 was very underweight because of dieting and exercise. After that, (til now) over twenty years I've always hated my body and couldn't get skinny enough. It's tiring. I want to stop this.

I live in Saskatoon have 1 daughter getting married in June one Son and a stepdaughter and stepson and a grandaughter that is 6.

I am a 38 year old mother of 2 boys and 3 stepchildren. I work full time as a school secretary. My husband works out of town a lot and i'm home by myself with the kids. I don't have time to go to a gym so I need to work out at home.

I am 57 years old and work fulltime as a speech-language pathologist who works with families with young deaf and hard of hearing children. I find it difficult to find time to get exercise-but I need to start setting time aside for myself. I live by myself. I have a 27 year old son who lives in his own apartment in a nearby community..

I am one of those freaking busy moms who looks after me last. I started a new job this year, hubby works long hours and plays hockey, the kids are now both in sports *sigh* I love my life, I just don't like what it's done to my ass! (Did I mention that said hubby thinks that beer is a food group and the deep fryer should be used on a regular basis?)

I was a skinny kid who did not really enjoy food, then I discovered it in my teenage years. Never was very fit but did manage to turn myself around between 20-23 and got to a healthy weight and fit. But lost it for the next 15 years and bulged to 268 Ib. Can not seem to keep the weight off.

I'm 38 years old, single mom of three boys. Gained weight with the birth of my last child 11 years ago and have never lost it.... in fact, it keeps creeping up and up, and despite how little I eat and my start of fitness programs, I am stuck at a plateau that is still considered overweight. Needing support of others to accomplish my goal of healthier living.

Hi everyone! I was on here quite a few months ago, and got busy so I stopped logging on. So glad to see so many members in this group now! So to give new info...I'm now 43, and gave up Herbal Magic this week for the 3rd and final time. The program does work, but I'm a stress eater, and have been under huge amounts of stress lately. I thought I would try this again, and get to my goal.

I am a 53 year old female. A few years ago I lost quite a bit of weight - 225lb down to 160. Over the past year I have put a little over 30 pounds back on. My goal is to get them off again! I have joined weight watchers and have lost 6 pounds so far.

Hard working guy who is in an office job. I find it hard to cook for 1 person. I just started with a personal trainer 3 weeks ago and feel fantastic.

I am a breast cancer survivor, i have lymphedema in my left arm from the cancer, i tend to go up and down in my weight all the time, i like to walk but once i stop for a short time can not get motivated to start again, I am a active relay for life fund raiser, i am getting ready for a 20 mile walk, need some incouragement to keep on dieting and walking . I have lost 40 lbs so far.

I am 66 was very active at one time ( have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do) but due to an injury have not done much in a while . I am a medical aromatherapist & masseuse but mostly retired .

Love bitter & savoury foods. I would have made my name 'bitter&savoury' but it was over the 9 letter limit. I lost 30 lbs by learning how to run which was perfect for my food loving nature. However running to eat did not sustain itself and I ended up back where I started. So going with the opposite angle I used weight watchers to lose the next 20 lbs. But I hated those meetings and being self employed I don't always get to choose when I am available for meetings.

Full time working mom 3 kids, work 10-12 hour days Sedentary office job

28 female love hockey and malibu the drink lol

I am 35 years old. I am 5'11" and weight 215. I have lost 25 lbs already, but find staying motivated to work out a challenge. Looking for work right now, which should give me lots of time to exercise, but has me really stressed out instead and is not helping with my weight loss!

I'm a mother of 2 and I'm really getting tired of the way that i look. Also, to decrease my BP and to stop taking BP medications, just by losing some weight.

I am 56 on the outside, but on the inside I think I'm still in my 20's. I discover I'm not when I exercise and my balance is off, or that I just don't have the stamina, or that my coordination is wacky. I feel as though I am racing against time. For the last 2 years, up until about 8 months ago, I slipped. I've always slipped before, but could get right back up and pick up where I left off. I didn't do that this time. I decided to have a nutritionist keep a daily tab on me, and a trainer. I think I have the inner strength to stand on my own, but just in case, I am joining you in the hopes that if I slip again, you can pick me up.

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