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Team Name: Biggest Losers in 2008!
Members: 70
Location: 10000



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Profile: Lets make 2008 the year we reach the END of our weighloss GOALS! This is a supportive group, of active loggers, honest about our slips, but willingness to keep getting back on the journey of making healthy choices. We will be our own success stories! We will be ready for the summer of 2008 with healthy bodies and new confidence.

Last posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 1:22 AM

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I'm a full time student and work part time. If I'm not employed I'm usually always seeking employment because making my own money is very important to me. I do live with my parents, and I absolutely love it. They're the best people in the world and it's much easier to concentrate on college without the money woes. I'm majoring in elementary education and am currently enrolled in my dream school. I have been, for lack of a better word, fat or chubby on and off my entire life. I lost the weight once when I was twelve then quickly gained it all back again within a year. I wish I could go back in time and shake my former little self. I'm 5'4" so the weight definitely sits on me despite everyone at work and school who protests my weight woes. I probably have what most therapists would consider a "poor self-image". I came to this conclusion after a coworker told me to shut up and eat M&Ms when were discussing how much we each wanted to lose. It's funny becuase I didn't feel she needed to lose weight either. Of course she's 99 lbs soaking wet, so I take her compliments with a grain salt, though I do appreciate them.


I was born and raised in small town (Shadyside) in Ohio. I was the usual, energetic 60s child everyone remembers being and never gained an ounce. Unfortunately I found out that I had Scoliosis and had to wear one of those horrible back braces, so staying thin was a must. I never had much of a problem with weight gain until I got married and moved to Florida. There I joined Weight Watchers with a group of coworkers and I hit lifetime in 1985. I was so excited and kept my weight off...then I found out I was pregnant with my daughter who was born in 1986. Five years later two boys came along and finally they've gotten old enough that I can put aside some time for myself when I need to. All three of my children and my husband are very supportive, and they mean the world to me. My 21 year-old daughter is like my best friend and trying to lose weight along with me. So much easier when you have the support, isn't it? Now I substitute in the local elementary schools which leaves me time to set aside blocks to exercise.


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


I am 33 and married for 10 years. I have 2 kids who are 15 and 9. I work fulltime. I am very involved in Boy/Girl Scouts


I am 29 years old, 1st time mother, wife of 2 years, and a writer for as long as i can remember. I have battled with my weight all of my life and its because I didn't see anyone leading by example and then I was so stuck in my ways I didn't want to change. Well after having my son I am ready to make these changes for him, I lost my father in October 05 due to past lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking which took its toll on his body, so I want to practice preventative medicine. I don't want to wait until I have a problem to fight the beast.





I am 41 years old and single. I live in Manhattan and work crazy hours at a non-profit in Queens.


I'm a stay at home mom of 3, I also sing with a band. I have been 210lbs before and lost 70 lbs by exercise and cutting back on calories. It's not so easy for me to lose weight now--maybe it's because I'm in my 30's-maybe it's because I have to take care of everyone else and by the time I get to me I'm tired.


I*m a 27 yr. old female thats a machine operator at Karastan working the graveyard shift. I have a big family..Four beautiful kids that keep me on my toes at all times!!



I am 40 years old and did weigh 233.6lbs. Thanks to support of family and friends I have started to melt some of this weight off. I have struggled to lose weight for several years now, but last year I had a very serious wake up call, which has made me put a lot more effort into losing weight. I have lost 30lbs since April but need to lose another 77 to 100lbs to reach my goal. I am a full time student, parent, business owner, and caretaker for my elderly mother. I am also in a 9 yr long distance relationship. So, life stays busy and I use to use that as an excuse for why I didn't have time to excerise or watch what I ate. But, after last year's scare I use it as my motivation to get a going and do what it takes. However, sometimes I need that little extra push. That is why I joined PEERtraining and this group.


I'm a homeschooling 26 yr. old mother of 2 amazing little girls.


I am a 22 yr old college student and it is so hard for me to find time to cook. I have been heavy all my life but I really need to loose weight before my graduation next year. My goal is to loose 85 pounds in 10 months and I need some support!!


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.


I'm a user experience research guy in ohio. I blog, vlog and just about everything else social networking wise. Love to write, love to edit video, love to constantly explore ways to get better at life. currently i'm 6'5 and about 380 in pounds, plan to shed 100 or so, that'd be a great feat! weakness is lack of knowledge, sometimes will, often schedule, often too critical of myself doing it perfectly, look forward to changing


I'm a student trying to get get back on the road. Last year I reached my goal weight but unfortunately gained back the pounds plus some. So this is my not my journey.. no this isn't a story, just a part of my life to keep accountable of.


I am 31, 5,07, photographer and I have been overweight most my life. Since my teens. I have tried to lose weight but never kept it off. I have lost 50 lbs before in my early 20's. I am now mentally ready to actually achieve my goal. Not an easy path but I am trying. I just need support and motivation from anywhere and anyone who have been in my shoes. I love cooking and I love making meals specially healthy one's. But sometimes, we don't have the desire to cook and just go to the fast food is right around the corner.


Hi. I am a Florida gal, who finds herself very busy homeschooling her four children and being the wife of a very busy pastor. I have wanted to lose weight since before I had children, but with each child I just gained more and made more plans to lose that I never followed through with. I realistically need to lose at least 30 maybe up to 40. I want to be healthy and happy for my family and for me. I hate looking like the average overweight woman and feeling slow and sluggish. I plan to tape and watch the Biggest Loser's new season for inspiration. If those people with so much against them can do it, so can I. I don't start tomorrow, I start today! Right Now 1:15 am on Tuesday morning


I am a mother of two i am a stay at home mom who loves to cook. I am sick of having this weight weigh me down time to make a change.





I'M 43 YRS OLD. I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN, 23, 9, 6, 5. I'M VERY BUSY WITH MY THREE LITTLES ONES. I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 10 YEARS NOW......


I'm 39, and I'm looking to regain the body I took for granted in high school. I hope to build an accountability network to help me achieve my weight loss goals.


My name is Shelly. I am 36 years old, single, no children. I do have a 3 year old cockatoo who is a lot like having a 2 year old child. I watch the Biggest Loser every week and the people on that show are very inspiring, the contesants and the trainers.


37 yo self-employed professional, married with no children. I've heard great things about this site and am looking forward to getting myself back to the real me :-)





I am a 24 year old college graduate who went no where with my initial career search. So I am a full-time nanny for a bunch of families in addtion to an occassional waitress gig. When I was younger I was considered underweight and had to drink those nasty Ensure shakes. THe transition to high school was hard and I ended up gaining weight throughout it, even while still being somewhat active. In college my bad eating skills and laziness continued. The waitressing jobs caused me to eat whatever was at work, and not watch my weight. Last year I became very sick, and have had an up and down battle with my health ever since. I have gained and lost weight over that time, but have never felt good. I would like to lose an additional 50 pounds, and eventually 70 pounds.


I am a married 30 year old mother of two girls (ages 3 and 1) I have lost weight several times over using WW. I am back to my pre prego weight but this body is not mine :) Hoping to lose the last 25 pounds I have always wanted to lose...and not jiggle so much.





I'm 5'5", 31, and 208lbs. I was 225 lbs in March, lost 20lb, then gained a few back. I try to workout six days a week (moderately) but it's hard to be motivated with work schedule and being a graduate student. Why do I have so little will power?? History: March '07: 225lb, 41% body fat December '07: 205lb, 40% body fat, BMI: 34 January '08: 208 lb, 38% body fat February '08: 202 lb, 41% body fat











engineer with sit down job, but most of the time too busy to eat. so how do i keep gaining weight? maybe i binge when i get home, i am hungry...


I'm a 19-year-old college student and I'm already way past the freshman since as long as I can remember. I used to be 210 pounds, I was able reach 169. Much to my dismay, I've gained about 20 pounds back. I would like to lose 50 pounds and reach my healthy weight of 140-145. I want to feel better about myself and go shopping and actually be able to wear the clothes that I like.





I manage a restaurant and live with 3 really close friends in San Francisco. Its hard sometimes to watch what I eat and exercise. My weight has gotten out of control. 231.4 is the most I have ever weighed.


I love life and I want to enjoy it more by being flexible, healthy and active. My life has been filled with roller coaster dieting and, ultimately, the inclines are always steeper than the declines. I have lost 40 lbs in the past year, have many more to go and look forward to finishing the final downhill slope of the end of the ride all the way to the end.


I am 38 and have two kids ages 8 and 6. I've been married for 16 years. I weigh 143 and have struggled with weight since I was 23 but have never been this heavy. I am only 5'2" so every pound counts. I gained 10 pounds over the last year. My heaviest pregnancy weight was 152 and I'm quickly approaching that number now. I was diagnosed hypothyroid 6 months ago.


I used to be a smoker...quit three years ago this August (yeah me!!) but my weight has been creeping and creeping up I found I have a thyroid problem and have been exercing for two years and eating healthier trying to lose and sometimes of course I fall off the wagon but I keep trying!!





I will be 50 next year and I've been thru so many ups and downs over my life. I want the second half of my life to be good and warm and filled with love.





I have been a little overweight for most of my life. I was picked on for it in elementary school and most of my highschool years. I am tired of it. It has made me very insecure, and very difficult to meet new people and make new friends.


I'm 32, and tired of myself. I'm tired of everything that I've become. I'm not the person that I know I am on the inside. I want to be that girl I was in college- full of energy and bounce. I'm a Disney-a-holic, which is good exercise, but leads to bad eating. We go about every other weekend.... and I need to focus on making good food decisions while there. I also love camping! (but not in the hot Florida summer.) I'm married, with a basset hound, three cats, and a fish. I live beach side and love going to the beach and playing. "Destiny is not chance, it's choice."


I need to lose weight desperately. I am the heaviest I have been in years, I just want it all off me!





I CURRENTLY WEIGH 295. 46 YEARS YOUNG. I AM MARRIED AND HAVE 4 BOYS AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW. I HAVE LOST 50 LBS IN THE LAST YEAR.


I am a mother of 2 girls .. I work in corporate "America". I love fashion, singing, and jazz music. I am 5 '7 and am having swelling in my leg because of the xtra weight.


I weigh 277lbs.. I found out 07/05/2008 I had breast cancer I won't let cancer stop me... so I'm not going to let the weight stop me either...just like the cancer it has to go.. I am married its been 28 great years.. Producing 2 daughters 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons and lots of ups and downs.


I work parttime and a SAHM w/ 4 littlechildren and 2 stephchildren(ages, 18/12/4/2/1/4 mos). I want to be a better influence to my children and need to incorportate better eating habits and have more physical activity with the family


I am a Special Ed. Teacher currently living in VT>


I have been up and down with my weight my whole life.... mostly up. I am a 36 year old physician (So I should know better right?). I am looking for Mr. Right-for-me. I am a very well rounded woman and am usually the life of the party. A lot of people tell me I am beautiful....but I don't see it.... I can't help but wonder where I would be if I were a 'normal' weight. To top things off I was diagnosed with diabetes last year.


I was a very skinny kid, underweight really. I was lucky to go through my teen years with an amazing metabolism - I could out eat ANYONE and stay around 120 lbs. at 5'7". Slowly over time and through a pregnancy, my weight kept creeping up, but I managed to lose my baby weight and get into great shape with a divorce being my motivation. I entered into a new relationship, and eventually, the weight started slowly coming back. I am now currently at - GULP - 182. It's difficult for me to deprive myself of foods I love, and I LOVE to cook. Growing up being able to eat anything I want makes it so hard to tell myself NO. This is my biggest struggle.


I am a 21 year old student who really wants to lose weight for graduation day! I know I can do it but this hardest part is getting started and staying motivated!


My name is Leah, and I am a high school student. I currently am active in sports at my school, and overall I exercise 5-plus times a week. However, at 160 pounds, I totally could lose 20-25 pounds. I'm not entirely sure how to do this, however, since I've never effectively lost weight in the past.


Im the wife of a US Sailor! the mother of a beautiful baby girl && the stop mother of a little recruit in training. Im studying to be a nutritionist && working pt time. my husband is being deployed this may, so i want to look && feel my absolute best when he comes back!





I am 33 years old. I have not really had to struggle with my weight until recently.








I am 23 years old and I have the most awesome 3 year old little girl that i love to death...and that is why, well that is part of why i am making the choice to change the lifestyle i am living... About 7 months ago my father had a mild heart attack and that woke me up...he was only 52 so that means yes it is genetic...also my grandfather on my mothers side died of a heart attack about 5 years ago at the age of 69 ....sooo i now have heart disease and high blood pressure on both sides of my family...WAKE UP CALL...so i feel like i really need to do something about this now...i have ALWAYS had a weight issue and i know that its something i am just ganna have to deal with...but i think i am finally ready to start making the change! ;) i am 5'9 and my highest weight was after i had my daughter, 250lbs... when i got here to europe about a year ago...and slowly i have been working on it...i am now 220lbs and i am ganna keep going until i have met my goal! and for once i am excited about it!!! :) currently living in Europe and my return date back to the states is Oct of 09 and i would LOVE to be able to come back home (San Antonio TX) and be look'n and feel'n great!





57 years old,single, teacher. FACS stands for Family and Consumer Studies which is the updated name for Home Economics. I have taught foods and nutrition, clothing and textiles, and child development for the last 36 years. I love to:read, golf, walking, knit, enjoy friends, entertain, travel, quilt/sew.








I'm a 30 year old single fun-atic. I got out of shape in Orlando Florida ... eating all kinds of junk and i managed to lose about 25 lbs 3 years ago. Ii need to revamp and kick the rest out so here i go!!!!


I am 44 years old. I have been a HUGE fan of the Biggest Loser since it started. After meeting Roger Shultz from Season 5 (couples) and Bob Harper I have become truly motivated to lose the weight, get healthy and toned!











I have been scrapbooking my life story and realized that for some reason I have gotten heavier and heavier in the past 15 years. I have to stop allowing my world to revolve around food.






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