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Team Name: Chicago Fit Club
Members: 121
Location: Chicago, IL 60601



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Profile: Overweight from sitting at a desk all day or lack the motivation to get started to a healthier life? Time to get started!!

Last posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 11:19 AM

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I've lost almost 30 pounds. ******UPDATE - I've lost almost 40 pounds! 165 to 126. Took almost 3 years. *** Feel free to read my daily notes for tips on using this site, and for other helpful ideas to help you with your weightloss and fitness journey. Let me know your thoughts!





























Work full time. Enjoy working out in the gym, hiking, playing tennis, words with friends


I am a 27 year old woman. I am a PhD student and am trying to finish my dissertation in the next 6 months while also working full time. I was thin as a child and teenager, but have slowly put on weight through college and graduate school. Finishing my PhD will be an amazing accomplishment, but would mean so much more to me if I could also finish it without being 60+ pounds heavier than I was in high school!





I'm a 27 year old female. I played sports in high school/college, and I still enjoy an active lifestyle. I run, workout, and lift weights 3-4 times a week.








I have a 2 1/2 year old girl and 6month old boy, live in Chicago, and teach part-time. I manage to work out on days that I work since I have daycare. I also do a lot of walking with the stroller and try to do some exercise in front of the TV at the end of the evening.





I am 63 years old and I am 285 lbs. I have bad knees and back so I stay home a lot.


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I have been a personal trainer for 5 years now. I specialize in pre/post-natal exercise, sports specific training, rehabilitation, kettle bells training, cancer exercise specialist, muscle imbalances, and self-myofascial release. I teach mom boot camos as well as cardio kickboxing and supply a nutrional consultation if wanted.





I'm 38 years old and have been overweight my entire life. I want to enjoy life without the worries that go along with being obese.











Medical conditions in the last two years have caused me to gain over 70 lbs thanks to a very slow metabolism. Now that I have it under control, I need to lose the weight I lost originally. =[ I am looking for networking and support, will gladly do the same for anyone who is struggling to lose the weight and keep it off the healthy way.

















I am a recent college graduate who in college gained weight easily. I have always had a weight problem, but when I was a senior in high school lost a ton of weight doing Weight Watchers and Step Arobics. As easy as that was to maintain my college life was super busy and I did not keep up with the program like I hoped. Other than that, I have an 8 month old Yellow Lab who has been keeping active lately and I walk a lot at work. I am hoping that, combined with more excersie and watching what I eat, I can loose about 50 to 60 pounds this year.




















26 years old, work full-time and in grad school part-time


I'm 26, used to be an athlete, which allowed me to eat whatever I wanted, but when I stopped playing and training I didn't stop eating. I'm ready to get back into shape in order to feel good again.


I'm very outgoing and love to have a good time. I love sports of all kinds, but don't participate in any. My biggest obstacle is always getting started.





I currently weigh 395lbs, and I want a friend that is going through the same thing who would like to go for walks and learn healthy eating habits.











I got married a little more than a year ago and gained back the 30lbs I lost plus 15lbs extra within 6 months. I joined WW and lost 40lbs so far but I just turned 30 in March and want to have the best body of my life this summer. These last pounds seem to be the hardest.


IM 31YR OLD WOMAN THAT WANTS TO GET HER LIFE RIGHT. I WANT TO NO WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO ENJOY LIFE TO THE FULEST. IM 5'8 AND AROUND 450LBS I DONT HAVE MANY HEALTH PROBLEM BUT I DONT WANT TO GET TO THE POINT WERE MY WEIGHT GETS THE BEST OF ME. I WAS AT 507LBS A COUPLE YRS AGO AND I DID CHANGE MY LIFE BUT I NEED MORE HELP. I WANT TO SEE WHAT 250LBS LOOK LIKE ON ME WITHOUT GOING UNDER THE KNIFE. SO IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP ME HIT ME UP. HELP


I'm a 28 year old working wife and mother of 2. I have a 11 year old who keeps me busy with school sports and school functions and a 20 month old who runs me ragged. My mother has been a rollercoaster dieter my whole life. I dont want my kids to see me do that. I was a thin girl until about 8 years ago when i started in the medical field sitting at a desk all day. Which i still do to this day. I dont want my kids to see me the way i see my mom. I want to finish what i start. I want to get where i want to be and stay that way. I started my "healthy lifestyle" 2/9/10. to date ive lost 6 lbs just by implementing small things. Im a busy working mom so, i need to find a way around the demands and just make it happen.





I am 38, mother/step-mother of girls (9,12,13). I work full-time in the city. Recently, I was diagnosed with lupus





I work as a junior high teacher in my home neighborhood. My children keep me very busy with all of their activities and I organize a lot of the school clubs and sports teams but I love every minute of it...well almost every minute! I love to dance, record music, and party when I'm not training.






































Just trying to meet people with similar experiences.





I'm a 37 year old single mom, who is about 15 lbs over weight. I love to work out in the morning, I love running, and I can tolerate yoga, but I'm kinda ADD. My biggest problem is binging and emotional overeating. If I didn't have those 2 problems, and a little too much self-pity, I would be fine. I also yo yo(hence 'Rubberfat' especially around the holidays, or when I have alot of stress.





My name is Annie, I am 26 years old, live in Lincoln Park, and have a career in sales. Since 2003 I have lost over 100lbs and thankfully I have been mostly successful at keeping it off. However, knee surgery last October kept me out of the gym and my diet fell by the wayside, therefore I have regained about 15 lbs. I am striving to get it back off! (an additional 5 on top of that wouldn't hurt) :)








Your basic overall "good health" individual who wants to improve on her daily lifestyle knowing that there will be slip-ups and "indulgence" days when I'm going to be "ok" with having the slice of Birthday cake or eat the "comfort" food when I'm not feeling well, or heck...when I want the piece of dark chocolate caramel with sea salt :)











I attended UIC's college of business from 2001 to 2005. I am currently volunteering at a local hospital and will be going back to school to pursue clinical psychology this june. I put on the extra 40 lbs over the course of two years due to medications. I am ready to take back my health and have a bikini body once again:)





I'm 32, active, "sporty," and fit, an academic, single, no children, with a huge, wonderful support system of active friends. I just need some outside support to lose a bit of weight. My friends are too lovely and sweet to admit I've put on weight, so they aren't very encouraging of my losing any.


Single woman w/significant other who enjoys fine dining and great wine. Active and eat healthy but restuarant meals and slowing metabolism as well as stress of job have resulted in 20 extra lbs.








Im 30 ,no kids, have a career and the heaviest I ever been time to get it together





I just turned 34 and I'm tired for binge eating and feeling gross.


I'm a 63-yr-old single woman, living and working alone. Although my family and friends are absolutely wonderful, I have too much alone time and am looking forward to the give-and-take support of this group.











I am a 30 year old Black female who has struggled with weight all my life. When I was in college I gained a lot of weight. I chose to lose it when my granny got sick. I focused on getting healthier and lost 100lbs on my own. I kept it off for about 6 years. I slowly started gaining it back with poor decisions, laziness, lack of money for the gym (lost my job at that time) and now here I am. I work ft and teach pt. I am tired, yet I am dedicated.





Almost 45, professor, clinician.

















I am 27 years old and in my 3rd and final year of graduate school. I am a future school psychologist. I dont have children nor am I married but I do have a niece and nephew that I love dearly.





I am a single mom, full time employee and graduate student. Did I mention....stressed.





I work with clients who aim to lose weight and improve their overall well-being. For most people, weight tends to be the manifestation of emotional and relational dissatisfaction. As a clinical psychologist, I help people address these underlying issues and strengthen their commitment to health. Additionally, I provide hypnosis and am certified in holistic health counseling.




















I am 49 years old, I have an awesome 18 year marriage, to my hubbie Guy, I have 2 wonderful daughters, Maddie and Monique, my M & M's. I am a singer/rhythm guitar player in a band called Siren, and an acoustic duet also called Siren.























I'm a 25 year old business professional by day, artist by night. I've already lost 70 pounds but am struggling to maintain my weight loss and get those few extra pounds off.






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