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Team Name: The Patience Of Job Weekly Weigh-In
Members: 208
Location: Anywhere 97211



Goals: I started this team so that we could look at accessing another form of healing our health issues... not just body and mind but also SPIRIT. I believe that we MUST access the "supernatural" help of God to heal our body, mind and spirit otherwise we can find ourselves in a LIFE TIME struggle that can leave us drained and hopeless. Blessings, "Inittowin"

Profile: Are you interested in a Christian perspective on letting go of excess weight? Join this group for a frank discussion on why we as Christians are just as unhealthy and overweight as the general population of the U.S.A. Also, in too many cases, we feel just as unhappy and unfulfilled as the general population. Let us help each other find our way to better health using Biblical principles to track our weight weekly until we reach optimum health. It will take "THE PATIENCE OF JOB" but we can do it together. We've tried "all the rest," now let's "try the BEST!" :-) Let's give JESUS a try! (If Jesus can't help it, it can't be helped.) Let's "let go and let GOD!"

Last posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:16 AM

Other Info: ALL are welcome.

Members profiles:
I've been married 38 years, I have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren. I'm involved in ministry and teach art a both an After School Program and a Homeschool enrichment group. Hopefully I will teach art @ a Christian School that is in the making.


I'm 60 "plus" yrs. old (but younger than 70 :-) and 5ft. 8in. tall. I have a very busy schedule between working, volunteering and being involved with my church. I'm single with no children... but have a throng of nieces, nephews and God children. I love animals and at present have 2 cats.. (I like dogs too, but schedule too busy to give proper attention right now.)





I am 63 years old and have let my weight slowly climb a bit each year. I now qualify as very obese on BMI charts. My weight has slowed me down. I plan to work and play for many more years and am going to need more energy, hence the diet. I also want to improve my looks and stamina because I am an ambassador for Jesus Christ.


I'm an LPN. I work with Developmentally delayed, medically fragile children. I just completed my Bachelor's degree and am going on for a MA in Counseling.


I'm 50yo. Love to shop and challenge myself with buying a smaller size that I normally wear. It's a good feeling to grop from size 16-to a size 12 I still wear some 14's and I'm pulling them up. good feeling. B/4 Summer I want to have 10 & 12's only in my closet. from there I'll work on 10's only. 1 lb @ a time. Also remember Prayer helps. Try It.


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Married in April 08, first-time Mom in February 09, Christian who loves the Lord Jesus and is very active in church.


I travel with my husband because of his work. We are in Calllaway MD now. We live in a fifth wheel trailer on the road. We own a restaurant back home. I am 61, have 3 children (1 deceased), 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. I love the Lord. I enjoy reading, computer, and visiting with friends. We have 2 spoiled cats. My dad died in May 2008 and that has been the hardest thing I have ever dealt with.


I love the Lord with all of my heart and soul. I am married to the most amazing man in the world! We have been married for 2 years. I am 35 years old we don't have childern yet. Gods word and his unconditional love are the only reasons I have been successful with my weight loss.


I'm 51 years old, and was a pioneer in the field of eating disorders. I was already involved in bizarre eat-purge-fast patterns before anyone ever spoke of such things, before the terms "anorexia, bulimia, eating disorders", etc, were even invented! Now, I'd like to loose weiight sensibly.


I'm 19. I've always had a problem with weight and I'm pretty ready to feel better about myself. I don't want to be stick thin. I love the idea of my curves...or my possible curves.


Mom with 2 kids - with work and kids, husband and house. it is easy to get fat instead of working on working out. I am working full time, going to school part time and still get to be a mom, wife, launderer and everything in between. I like to read, and needlework.


It is hard for me to get serious and believe I can lose the weight. I need lots of support and encouragement, daily, hourly, etc. I will need lots of help at first to stay on track and to believe I can do it this time.


47 year old living in Philly, though also still strongly tied to my Minnesota roots. I used to teach third grade. Now do volunteer work with kids and women in our inner-city church.


I turned 51in February, 2009. I am a Christian woman who has struggled for many years with recurrent and on-going health problems. I have a circulatory condition that causes severe swelling in my body, especially my legs. The health problems started when I was 21 and it is hard to believe that all these years later, I have ballooned to the size I am. I think depression has been part of it, and certainly denial. I did not want to be perceived as someone who was a complainer, or as a person who was disappointed in life and God, so I stuffed my feelings down by keeping my mouth full of food. (You know, it isn't polite to talk with your mouth full!) Of course God always knew how I felt, so I was only fooling myself and those around me who didn't care to take a close enough look at who I was and the struggles I was facing. With God's help and grace, I am coming to realize that life is often tough, and honesty about both your struggles as well as your blessings enables you to face life with integrity and hope. I think that I am finally ready to lose weight and take hold of that for which God has taken hold of me! (If that makes any sense to anyone!)





I am 28 years old and I am a single mom. I work full-time and I am going to school part-time, so I have a very busy schedule! I have lost in the past, but I always gain it right back! I'm not extremely over weight, but I am not happy with myself.


i am in the uk and have a lot to lose and am also diabetic





I am a wife and mother. I dedicate most of my time to my children, husband and church.





I am 32 year olds have have 2 boys 11 and 7. They are very active and are on the go all the time! I don't have a very supportive family! My husband and his family eat whatever they want. I need some one to hold me accountable.


I'm a mom to two beautiful little girls. I'm 38, married, I work full time and have such a hard time finding time, energy to work out. I'm 200 pounds and would like to be 140. I'm gonna shoot for 20 pounds right now. Start small. Slow and steady. Plus I suffer from depression and it gets tough sometimes to keep going. Ugghhh


hi i am 46. and a dad with 2 grown kids and a step son to be graduating next week and a gorgeous 11 year old lil girl and have been with my fiance for 15 yearswe plan on getting married next july. god has truly blessed us. to bring us together. she helped me through a very dificult time with the passing of my dad dec. 23. he was my inspiration as is my mom. they were gonna celebrate 50 years this year and still held hands so it has been a very hard time. i don't wanna dye young a love my family unconditionally and my youngest lil girl will be 11 in july she needs her dad so i will get to 195 by my wedding next year. thats about 70 pounds.





I am a 46 year old mother of 2 teenagers.








I am a 35 year-old stay-at-home mom of 4 -- 3 boys -Daniel (12), Joshua (10), Noah (7) and 1 little girl, Rebekah Grace (2 in Aug.). I have been married to my best friend for almost 14 years and feel so very blessed to have my family in my life. I started having weight issues just prior to getting pregnant with my daughter. Before that I averaged around 170-175 pounds (within healthy range for my 6'0" height and larger build). Then, out of nowhere I gained about 15 pounds in a 2 month period. The next month, I found out I was pregnant. Since I was starting out my pregnancy only about 10 pounds shy of what I normally weiged at the end of my pregnancies, I resolved to really watch my diet and exercise regularly. I was doing very well, only gaining 2 pounds during my first trimester, then became very ill and was put on bed rest for a bit. I think a combination of anxiety about my baby's health, boredom, etc. plus the obvious inactivity allowed me to put on almost 20 pounds during my 2nd trimester. Once I was able to be more active again, I was able to manage my weight better and only gained about 7 more pounds in my final trimester. After having my daughter, I had a tremendous downpour of stressors in my life, including the deteriorating health and eventual death of my grandmother (whom we lived with and cared for). Caring for an infant is tough enough, then add 3 other children, a husband and my grandmother who could not even walk from one room to another without help. I was totally overwhelmed. I slept little and often ate to comfort myself during this tough time. Then, in January, my health began to fail. There have been days when my legs suddenly had no strength and I could not walk even 5 feet without a walker. I have always been active and this was a hard blow. The doctors have been unable to find out what is wrong with me, but I know that the extra weight and the way I have been treating my body are not helping. I have resolved to eat healthier and lose weight, as well as exercise on the days I can and not beat myself up about it on the days I can't. This is about so much more than numbers on a scale to me now.


About 5ft 4, started dieting about 4 weeks ago after discovering extent of excess weight.


i am 26 and i just lost my job. i am married to a wonderful and supportive husband. i love to eat but i don't make the right food choices. food is my security blanket. I have a lot to lose. I haven't been on a scale in a while but last time I checked I need to lose 150.


i have been happily married for alomst 19 years now. i have two wonderful teen agers that i homeschool. i am a christian. who until recently has taken god's mercy and grace for granted. i am ready to be healthy. and be a blessing to my family.








I'm in gr.11, and want to start getting healthier and thinner the healthy way, and if possible, the fastest way. :)


I am a 36 yr old mother of 3. 17, 15, and 7 year old. I work full time and my kids are keep busy with school activities. I want to set an example for my kids and show how important it is to stay active not only in school, but in life.


I work in a residential program for emotionally disturbed children and it isw physically demanding. I have been married for 33 years; my husband says he doesn't care that I am fat but does say he thinks I would be happier if I lost weight. I love to read and bike.


I am enthusiastically complacent (LOL) when it comes to exercise. Prayerfully this group will supply the motivation I need to press on!


I am a substance abuse counselor...lol


I'm 50+, 5'3", Need to lose another 35 lbs. Business owner. 3 grown kids. 5 grandkids. Using the TSFL plan to get healthy. Reading Dr A's "Habits of Health".


I am a 55 yr old mother of 4 grown children children are daughter 25,son23 and 2 other daughters 21 and 19. I am 54 . I just became a teacher but I don't have a perminent job yet I am a NYC Substitute for grades PK-6. I love teaching the younger ones and plan I am getting my MA in early childhood/ special education. I am happily married for 26 years. I am very blest! Christ is also the center of my life. I am catholic but I don't believe you have to be catholic to be saved. I love life but I am moody. I eat when I am sad , happy upset . I just love to eat.


I'm 29 now and do not want to enter my 30's this way


I'm 24. I have a lot of cats. I would like to be a writer someday. I was home-schooled.I don't really have a lot of time to be online, but I do try. :) I'm Baptist. I am a strange person and I have learned to accept that about myself. : ) I have a Mom, a Dad, 2 brothers and 1 sister. For pets, we have 1 ball python, 3 cats, I'm not sure how many parakeets and 5 chickens. I am currently in college, and it's a lot of work! But I love it... :) I also worked at a retail store as a cashier/fashion-stocker. :) I loved it. If interested, you can check out our group on facebook as well. (our group has a group on there.)





I am a 32 year old mom with a 6 year old boy and 3 year old girl. I am a pharmacist and work 4 days a week. I need to manage my stress better, praying & giving my problems to God instead of eating to cope. My husband is also overweight, which has its own benefits & setbacks.


I am 52 years old, a Christian, work in full time ministry, and I have been married for 21 years. We don't have any children, but we do have 3 dogs who are like children to us. My relationship with God is extremely important to me, and it is my highest priority. My dogs are also very important to me and they are a part of my daily exercise regement. Hubby and I take them on nightly hikes, which we consider our "nightly family outting."


I am 33 years old. I am happily married with 3 step-children who are 26, 21, and 19. I have a 4 year old granddaughter. I have a wonderful, supportive family. I am a Medical Social Worker who works with home care and hospice patients. I am Christian woman with a strong faith life.


I am a happily married Mom of three little girls who are the joy in my life. I have been overwieght my whole life but I am approaching the largest that I have ever been. A few years ago I was able to lose 60 pounds but slowly gained it back due to poor eating and no exersize. I enjoy scrapbooking and crafting, spending time with my kids and my hubby!


I am a 32 yr old single mom of one..I follow a low carb lifestyle and I work at least 3x a week..doing 45 min cardio and I lift weights..but the weight will not come off...I am looking for members who are at the weight I want to maintain...If I don't find you and you see me add me as a friend or let me know so I can read your logs.


I am a single/divorced mother of 4 AWESOME children. I have a very sendentary job and desperately want to move more. My hope is that I will be able to use this for ministering to overweight children and their parents.


I am 35 years old, married and have a son.





I am stay at home mom of three children (ages 6, 4, and 2). I've been married for 7 years to a wonderful man:) My family is from the south so we I learned how to cook from scratch at a very young age which I now consider a blessing since I'm trying to eat more organic and wholesome foods. I'm trying to limit my processed food to the healthier kind when I do eat them. Overall I'm trying to clean up my eating:)


I am a Christian first. God is the most important thing to me. I have an amazing and hot husband. My kids 18 months and 29 months are our world. My dad, mom, bro, and sis are blessings.


I'm a stay at home mother to my 3 year old daughter. I have been spiritually convicted in the area of health and fitness. Anything that keeps us from being the person God created us to be is bondage. I desire to break free!


I am a married mother of four who wants to lead by example by eating healthy and getting fit. I work from home as a Sr. Consultant for Zurvita and am looking for fellow Christians to join my team nationwide. We offer an amazing health protection plan for just $19.95/month which includes 24/7 phone access to doctors that can diagnose short term illnesses and send prescriptions to your nearest pharmacy. God is good!


I am 22 years old living in the cold of Alberta, Canada. I have a wonderful husband, Aaron, and an awesome running partner, Boaz. Boaz is a 2 year old, insane Sheltie cross.


16 year old seventh day advantist sick of being 205 lbs.


I'm 23 and have been married to my wonderful husband =) for almost 2 years. My husband and I are very dedicated to the youth group at our church, that's where most of our time goes. I work at a day care part time and attend school full time.


sahm that eats way to much i am 5foot and my weight is 167





My grandma wasrecently diagnosed with breast cancer, and I am motivated to try to change my lifestyle to avoid breast cancer as well. I know obesity is a risk factor, one of the only ones I can change. So here I am, ready to make a go of it.


My name is Tracyann. Im 38. I live in a small town and work at McDonald's. (There is some irony in that lol!) Working fast food sucks but I love the people I work with! I fave afamily (husband and two girls 14&16) they are really good to me. I struggle with a bladder pain condition. Basicaly the foods I can eat I can't afford all the time, and the ones I can afford make me fat. The time I have on my feet is limated and I have to pace myself. I want to do evrything, work, run,swim, be a good wife, mom ,friend, volenteer in my church eat a sensable healthy diet, but then I find myself crashing down.... then CURPLAM!!!!! rock bottom again. So I pick my self up and try try again. For all of my personal struggles I am a very rich person(Not money) I have a lovley happy family and good friends and lots of laughs, OH, and a wonderful church family too! I hope you all have a Blessed Day Tracyann


Christian, married, male 172lbs, 35" waist No active lifestyle habits


I'm 56, have been fairly thin most of my life until the past 5 yrs. I'm married and have 2 grown sons. I love God and try to put Him first in my life. A 4 year breast cancer survivor, I've gained 25 lbs. from meds and can't seem to lose it. I'm not very disciplined w/eating or exercising, but I hope to do better now that I've found a team.


College student looking to get back to a "healthy" weight and feel good 5'2" 220 wanting to drop 75-100 pounds in a healthy way!


I am married with 3 boys and 1 grandson. I have just turned 50 years old, time to take stock of things I guess. You know how it is one day you wake up and think oooh I'm not getting any younger I had better do something. My husband and I completed a Herbalife weight reduction programme in January 10. We then started a Body for Life unofficial challenge at the beginning of February 10 which worked really well for us. We want to keep up this change in our lifestyle and so are continuing on at the gym and with our new way of eating. I am a born again, tongue speaking, bible bashing, tithe paying, demon crushing, homeschooling, pentecostal nutty christian but I'm sure you're all good with that.


I'm a newlywed who has always struggled with my weight. I want to be healthier.. and to do it for me! :) I am 31 year old country chick who loves to cook and try new recipes.


hi im a 22 yr old female. i come from a domestic violence family. i was tramatized when i was little and sexually abused. i have had weight issues since i was 14. i have never been over weight until i turned 20 yrs old. i was bulemic in jr high and high school. after high school i gained 30 pounds. i went from 102 pounds to 140 pounds. my smallest weight was 98 pounds in the 7th grade. after high school i just let myself go. my mom passed away when i was 18. i have always had low self esteem. i hope some one can help me reach my goal of 120 pounds. I now weigh 147 pounds and im only 5ft 1. i feel like an alien cuz no one even looks at me. when i was skinny i got a lot of attention and i liked the attention. i have developed high cholesterol and that worries me cuz there are a lot of people with heart problems and who have had strokes and heart attacks in my family. i also suffer from depression and anxiety and stress. i am also bipolar but im not crazy. ha ha. i also dont have any one for support. i have no friends and i dont talk to my family for certain reasons. the only person i have is my boyfriend


I am a 20-year-old music student in Philadelphia, and I love the Lord!


I am a single women in my 50's with 2 adult sons. I enjoy my flower garden and spoiling my two cats.


I am a happily married mom, working part-time and raising 3 boys between the ages of 13 and 8. I have been 50 lbs overweight even since I started having kids. I have many body image issues that affect many aspects of my life.


I am 26 years old. I have tried every diet out there. Some have helped me lose weight, but I have put it right back on. I was over weight when I got married at 17. After two babies and ten years later. I am still over weight, very unhappy with myself, and have missed some of my younger years by being unhealthy. After my mom was killed in a car wreck in 2004 my weight and health has been very off balance. I feel that with some support I can take control of my life and start losing weight and gaining health for good. Now something positive> God has giving me an awesome husband and two great baby girls. I work part-time 3rd shift so that I can be home with them during the day. I am able to homeschool them which is the best thing ever. I'm blessed





In my early 30's, Christian female, married, hoping to have children sometime within the next year or two... My faith is important to me and I do and will mention it - however I'm not offended if people don't believe the same as I do.





The last few years have been really rough. I have gone through a divorce and learned the hard way that I'm stronger than I ever thought. I have a Gorgeous 6 yr old daughter who is just *SIGH* Perfect to me. I have been BLESSED to find an absolutely WONDERFUL man who has asked me to be his wife. We are hoping to exchange vows in November. I am very involved in our Church. I just love everything about it. They have been such a wonderful support for the change in my daughter and my life. I am an AWANA leader and am on the music worship ministry.














I am currently a senior in college and am married to a wonderful man! However, he has not been the best help in terms of living healthy... he has succeeded in making me LOVE pizza... and CHEESE!


I am a 45yrld mother of two young teen boys.My husband left me for a younger thinner woman,both my parents passed away afew years ago and thats when I really gained the weight.


Australian living in Barcelona attracted by the rich culture, food and lifestyle of Europe


I am a 24 year old trying to be healthier for myself and my hubby. :) A year ago (2009) a picture was taken of me that I found really depressing. I was in a dress, and looked really overweight. My heaviest at that time reached 158 in my 5' 2" frame. How unfair it was for my husband and for myself that I had gained so much weight. I grew up wearing "slim" everything but with college, stress, and a newly married woman, the pounds just got added on. After 6 months of trying to lose weight, I managed to lose 8lbs, but am just staying at this weight... Now, I'm at 150 and trying to lose 30 more pounds to be at a healthy weight. As I thought what could motivate me, I finally told my husband that a cruise would do it. ;) So, we tentatively are planning to go on one either this winter or this spring... it all depends on my choice to lose the weight! (Which I desperately want to do and I desperately want to go on vacation!) Another reason for this change was the infertility factor. We have been trying for over 18 months, and I do believe it is partly my fault... for not being healthy both physically in what I eat and in what I do (exercise). I also had open heart surgery as a child, and am still living with a heart murmur. My excuse has always been about that but it honestly shouldn't be. I may get a tad bit more tired, but that shouldn't stop me! Being thinner would obviously put less stress on the heart! So that is me. ;)


I'm 21 years old and I'm ready to be comfortable in my own skin. I enjoy writing and music and all that jazz.


I am a cancer surviver. Thyroid. I have had 4 radioactive iodine treatments. Gained aprox 20 pounds with each treatment. They say I am maxed out on allowed #'s. Officially diagnose on Halloween of 95. Mother of 3, all cecections. Had 1 D&C. I am 52 and on my second marriage. This one is a child hood sweet heart. 1st one was a nightmare. Quit smoking in 04. Gained aprox 50 pounds, it was like loosing a very close friend. I am 5'4" and weight 270 pounds.


54 wife, mom of 3, grandma of 2 doing Weight Watchers and using The Lord's Table study guide Caught up in self defeating habits and patterns








currently gained 30 pounds with pregnancy and trying to get to my goal weight


I am a mother of 2 under 2 (Caelin -22 months and Connor 3 months). I have fought with my weight and self esteem my entire life. I am busy with the two kids now and I'm so happy with my life as a stay at home mom (was career-hungry environmental consultant before the kids). I have faith in Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father to pull me through anything - and I am my worst enemy (me and diet coke, which I LOVE). I lost 50 lbs before by strictly restricting calories to 1500 a day and working out at least an hour a night. I looked great but had no life. I want to learn to eat when I'm hungry; to stop when I'm full. I'd love for there to be cookies/ice cream / chocolate etc. in the house for more than 24 hours (not feeling the need to eat it all at once\0.


Well, first and foremost, I am a born again Christian, I'm 35 years old, happily married for almost 17 years, we have 5 children ages 16, 10, 7, 4, and 1 1/2. Our 7 year-old is the only girl. I was homeschooling them while I lived in Fl, but they have been going to magnet schools since I've moved to NC about 4 months ago. I LOVE scrapbooking, reading, knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I don't get a lot of time to do all of these things but I somehow squeeze in some of it here and there!


Married for the 2nd time 46 with 3 grown children, 3 grands and 1 on the way. I am in the travel industry. I dont like going out much anymore since the weight gain to my husband 4 yrs ago... I am praying that peertrainer helps me in some way.


I'm 41, diabetic, & been overweight most of my life. I've had a little success recently, and am striving to continue to make this trend to a lifestyle choice.


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'm a Christian SAHM married for 24 years and have three great kids. My oldest is a girl in high school with hopes of being a marine biologist; the middle is a girl in 7th grade that has amazing talents in the arts and the youngest is a sweet little boy that will soon be 5 who has been diagnosed with Autism.





I am a 42 mother of three boys 5, 7, and 14. I have been married for 20 years. I am an high school English/Reading teacher. Most of my students are stuggeling students are quite stressful to teach at times. When I started this was the most I have ever weighed. i began peer trainer in november of 08 and lost almost 40 pounds. I know have gained it all back and trying again. This time I am trying acupuncture


I'm 31 years old, happily married, a mommy of 2 and an elementary school teacher. My daughters are 5 and 4. Along with all the bliss that marriage and motherhood brings it has also brought on the pounds. I weighed 110 on my wedding day and now, 8 years and 2 children later I'm up to 132. I started running about 2 years ago and since have completed 3 half marathons. Although, throughout my journey I seem to sabotage all my efforts at becoming healthy. I would run 8 miles and then eat something not "healthy", beat myself up about it and eat more and more...then say I would start over, run and do the whole episode again. I am ready to START OVER and to make a break with my past. I have a lot of "feedback" from my past to give me insight and help me along this new chapter of becoming my best.


45 married, teacher, 2 adopted troubled children, live on a farm, drive and ride mule and horses. LOST 10 POUNDS from JULY - NOV thanks to PT! Heaviest: 149! mostly due to medications I was on at the time Goal to be 125 or less, size 6 is best, 8 is acceptable. Got down to size 6. Hovered at 8 for 2012 but now back up to 10. Not ok


I am 30 years old and I am just STRUGGLING with disciplining myself to eat right and exericise consistently. My motivation is kinda low right now...with the highest numbers on the scale! At app 208lbs...i NEED to get to 150lbs and would like to do that by the end of 2012. I have set SO many goals and made SO many promises that I am feeling a bit deflated now...but I have to get there...for myself...my new husband...and my future child(ren)...I really need the help!!!


I am 53 and work from home. I was widowed 4 years ago and I have a little furry doggy son named Luigi Francesco.


I am a young 61 years old and have been a Pastor's wife for 32 years. I am very active in music. I sing and play the violin. I also love my garden. I sell vintage jewelry on Ebay part time. I need to lose 30 pounds and keep it off.


I have lost the motivation to lose weight. I need accountability.





Just turned 42, like so many here I've been battling with my weight for many years, having tried practically every diet out there. I would like to lose 40 lbs and I am giving myself 10 months to do it. I don't want a quick fix, I want a permanent fix.





I am a 31 year old stay-at-home wife/mom of 6 children ranging from the ages 4 to 12. You would think that would keep me busy enough to lose the weight...but not so much ;o) I enjoy many different crafts, such as quilting, crocheting, scrapbook, and cross-stitching.


Teacher. Musician, Tennis player. Walker. Cook.


I Am 17 . Senior In High School . I Will Be Going To College In The Fall And The Last Thing I Wanna Be Is 300+ lbs When I Start My New Life. :] I am 5'11 - 6' ..Maybe 325 lbs -__-


I'm 53 and have six children, we have 3 birth children and then decide to adopt 3 more. The ages are 14-30. My second daughter has been ill and has been on chemo for 8 years and the younger 3 kids have been adopted for 8 years. I'm a stay at home mom and really enjoy my family, church ,quilting.


I'm over 5' 9", so while it's not as hard for me to hide extra weight, it's definitely there! I am a wife and also a mom of 4. We moved halfway across the country 3 years ago, and my discipline for eating as healthy as I should and work out regularly dwindled. Hence, the weight has crept on! I was never in better shape or healthier than when I had to follow a very restricted diet while nursing our 3rd child. I'm looking forward to the accountability of this site to help me stay focused and on track.


I am single never been married, 49 years old. I am 5 feet 1' and weigh as of this morning 188lbs. I used to weigh around 210 in high school, lost down to 135lbs around 10 years ago, but somehow got off track when I was diagnosed being a diabetic and felt what is the use and just let myself gain the weight back. I know that the age I am I HAVE TO get it off before I get any older. I am anemic now and makes excersize a little harderMy weakness is breads and pastas.


I'm 40 years old & married almost 7 years. I have 5 beautiful children, 22, 21,18,7 & 5. I live in Toronto Ontario. I'm a believer that through Christ I can do all things. However I've been struggling with eating for some time now. After having my last 2 children, which came 12 years after my 18 year old daughter, I fell into a depression. I found myself being comforted by food. It was a place to escape. My days consisted of me eating bad foods all day long and waiting till the end of the day for the kids to go to bed so I could eat more junk food while laying on the couch in front of the TV. Last year in the beginning of the summer I decided, I needed to do something about my weight and most importantly, my need to cope with life with food. I began by looking at the reasons I was eating like this and what kinds of foods I was buying, which gave me easy access. I realized I was NOT taking this problem to God. I was not even mentioning it to him in prayer. I just kept my burden to myself. I began to pray about it and before I knew it I was believing what God says about what he thinks about.....that i am precious to him, which helped me to grow in self confidence and self worth. I then began to research what kinds of foods are good for me and when I went grocery shopping I wouldn't buy the junk foods I so loved. I filled my fridge with fruits & veggies and I started to exercise at home. I walked on my lunch breaks and just tried to listen to my body more. I've already lost 40lbs and I want to lose at least 30 more. Anyway all I really wanted to say is that I'm on a life long journey to better health and I'm walking it with Gods help. I invite anyone who is also wanting the same thing to join me......I need a partner!


I'm 53 years old, married with one married daughter. I live in southeast Missouri, on 20 acres in the country. We raise grass-fed beef for our own consumption, and I usually have free-range chickens when the coyotes stay away. I am active in my church and have a small group that meets in our home once a week.





I am a 33 year old happily married mother of two sweet young boys and currently working two jobs in the field of Athletic Training. I am a medical/health buff who didn't take her own advise! I have since started to change that and have lost 70 pounds since Oct 2009. I went through stall point while we went on vacations and I started the task of changing jobs. I am still trying to finish my journey and am looking for some help in doing so.





46 yrs young, married, 3 kids ages 19,17, and 12 work p/t Crave sugar all the time I am an emotional eater. Love to cook and bake. Love to garden and read.


29 year old mom of 2 sweet girls. I spent my 20's being very ill (autoimmune issues coupled with hypothyroidism) and now that I'm recovering....Im ready to make my 30's the new 20's that I lost out on.





Wife, mom,home school teacher,confidant, financial advisor, cook, dishwasher,finder of lost objects, Mt. Washmore analyst, general clean up and janitorial services and then some.......


26 year old vegan since September 2010.








I am mom and wife of 20 years. I love life and unfortunately love to eat to ease stress. I am currently a student ( nursing ) and I am a NA at a hospital. Right now my life style is a little to busy for my liking but I know all the hard work will pay off in the end. I have a strong faith in Christ and for me when my spirit is lacking so is the rest of everything in my life including food. Working in health care, I see on a daily basis the consequences of our daily poor food choices, I feel like it must be a priority to eat and move well.


I'm 20 years old, a full time student, and find an excuse to quit anything I find difficult.


I am 52. I am a senior journalist and a Reiki Master. I am very obese and suffer from many ailments due to overweight.


I turned 50 on June 28. My goal is to get healthy this year:) I have not had a cigarette since Aug. 1 :).... and, now i Need to focus on healthyness!... i'm @ my highest weight ever!!


College student, UW, 19 yrs. Chubby. 150 lbs.


I;m a 38 year old mom of 3 who has struggled with weight most of my adult life. I need to lose at least 60lbs. I exercise regularly and am in the best physical shape of my life, but struggle with my eating habits.





I am a lay pastor and also a counselor at an off-reservation boarding school for native American children. I have 5 children, two of whom are married. Life is busy. I enjoy eating healthy, although I don't always do it, but exercise and I are not friends... Maybe we need to be?


I am a 43 year old mother of three. We homeschool and my husband is on Disability because of epilepsy. I am 4 ft 11 in and have always been overweight, even as a child.





Married Mother of Two boys........














I'm 48 years old, single, 3 grown children, 2 grandchildren, work practically 24-7 and pretty much hate my job. :). I was rail thin & athletic in my youth but have always LOVED food. I have battled with my weight since having kids, practically 30 years now. I've been fat more than I've been thin and now that I'm older, I'm to the point that I know I have to do something about my health. The thought of feeling this bad physically (and therefore mentally & emotionally) for the rest of my life is beyond depressing. Aside from my family and my relationship with my Creator, there is just nothing that interests me anymore because I'm just too tired. I miss feeling well.








i love jesus and animals and of course my family


A couple of years ago I had an unbalanced courtship, weighed 240lbs, worked like a slave and yearned to be the woman I was in college again. This year I am down to 211, my prayer life has increased dramatically, my new courtship is AMAZING, and if had not been for the Lord that never left me!





38 yr. old Mom to 3 boys Part time RN


Retired military; mom to a school-age daughter; age 44; divorced; work full-time for the Army National Guard; slowly gained weight for 15 yrs with many periods of weight loss of 20 lbs or more only to gain it all back; sick and tired of being sick and tired


57 years old and just starting my journey!!














I am a 31 year old mother of 4 children 15, 13, 8 & 7. I face a lot of temptation everyday . I love food . Over a year ago I weighed in at 267 today I weigh 200 . I lost weight on a very restrictive diet . To tell you the truth at the time I loved the diet but them it was too restrictive I didn't even exercise. Now I exercise 5-6 days a week and I haven't lost much weight . It has been over 2 months and I have list 5 ibs maybe . I am very frustrated and I need to know what i am doing wrong.











I am a 41 year old mother of a 16 year old daughter and 11 year old step-daughter. I recently got married to my soul-mate. I started the C25K earlier this year and currently run about 3miles 3-4 times a week.





I am 51 and recently gained back most of the 60 lbs I had lost over 5+ years. I have not been able to exercise much in over 10 years due to chronic illness, so am trying to get back into shape. At my higest I weighed 225 and got down to 160 by reducing sugar, fats and increasing fiber. Also reduced my calories to about 500 calories a day! I don't feel that was healthy for the long term, so am trying new things.








40 yrs old, married 19 years, two children, ages 10 & 12, work full-time outside the home. In 2008 I was in the best shape of my life, after working at a distribution center that was very physically challenging. It was like I was getting paid to get in shape. I switched jobs and was able to keep it off for awhile, but then took a computer class twice a week with a coworker & we ate out each time - Pizza Hut, a local Italian restaurant, & Culvers were favorites. Slowly, the weight started packing back on and I am now heavier than I have ever been. It feels as though I turned 40 last year and my metabolism stopped working, and the same efforts I took 5 years ago to lose weight no longer work. My primary goal is to become healthy as I am so sick of being out of breath after walking up a slight incline.


Currently average 130#. After maintaining 160 for near 10 years it started creeping up and one day I saw 170 and flipped! I got serious counting healthy calories of 1200 to lose those 10 pounds, ended up continuing down to current weight. I never thought I could go that far and am loving it!





50-something :) Just trying to be the best person I can be and a blessing to others








46 yr old male 5'10 254lbs


I am a pastor's wife of 35 years. We have 2 children and 4 amazing grandchildren. I've been overweight most all of my life. I work as an administrative assistant but am going back to school to become a Christian Counselor.





Child of the King - the Lord Jesus Christ. I am the wife of a pastor. We have 4 grown children and 1 granddaughter. We lead very full and busy lives. Had breast cancer in 2003 - menopause followed. Last 6 years has been a struggle navigating and trying to alleviate symptoms. At this point I may be seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Hallelujah!


I am 26, married with no children currently, but two cats :) I would love to get in shape before having children and be able to maintain healthy habits.





I am a wife of an amazing man, a mother of 2 wonderful children, and a co-pastor of a beautiful congregation. I am also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am blessed.





I am grateful born again Christian. I am a happy newlywed. I love to encourage others I work a job that I love, despite its strange hours and crappy pay.





I am a 19 year old busy college student. I have never been happy with my weight and now that I am nearing on the 190lb mark it really has started hitting me that I need to do something...


I am 55 years old, not married. I am a Christian. I love to read. I need to start exercising again also.


currently a binge eating- have binge eating disoder and weigh 250 pounds. i want to change and become healthy for life.





I'm 45 & single mom of 4 kids: 15, 13, 11 & 8. I'm a fitness instructor, so I've been able to exercise off my binges until my knees got bad & I couldn't work out as much or as hard. Getting divorced didn't help - I always have a reason to binge - gotta change that attitude!!


Happily married father of SIX!!!








Mom of 6. Work at a middle school. Very busy. 42 years old. Been heavy since 1st child at 27. Have lost 50 pounds and have 30 more to go.





I'm 40. Married and mother of two boys. 16 and 12. I'm CEO of a small non profit. In 2005, I trained amd ran my first and only thus far 1/2 marathon. When I entered my new work position, I allowed the demands of work and being a good mom and wife overshadow the healthy habits I developed. Since that time, I have gained 25 pounds. This is totally uncomfortable and I'm over it. That weight has contributed to some health issues and and overall "un jen like" demeanor. I know I am capable of doing whatever is necessary to get back on track, but have always benefitted most within some network of support. Work always has me "on," so I rarely share my struggles with anyone. I am excited to be a motivator and encouragement to others and get a little support for me too.


I am a single mom of a 12 year old boy and a busy professional.I recently relocated to a new city and I think I am eating more and more out of a lonliness I have never felt before.











32 yr-old housewife/student who lives for Jesus! ;D I was always very thin until I was 26. I had a hard time dealing w/the loss of a loved one in '06 and drowned myself in food ever since. I gained 60lbs within 3mos that first year & have been gaining ever since. I went from a size 3 to a size 10, to a size 12,14, aaaaaand I lost track... Anywho, my temple's not cut out for all this weight & I've been having a lot of back/feet problems. Bottom line, I just wanna be healthy!


Married since 2002 to my best friend from childhood. We have two beautiful boys ages 7 and 4, two guinea pigs and a dog. I'm a stay at home mom just trying to deepen my relationship with Jesus.











I'm a single mother of two grown boys. I'm 45 years old and I'm a full-time college student. I have been an ambassador selling Plexus slim for the last three months and I just want to take my weight loss to the next level.





Just retired, 56 years old, married to a wonderful man, we have two boys ages 17 and 19. I have been a Christian for many years but God continually reveals Himself more and more! We have been at a new church for less than a year and are plugging in with ministry and home group.





I am a 43 year old, single mother of 3 (2). My youngest graduated high school this year, and will be off to college in 2 months. For the FIRST TIME in my life, I will be alone. It's time to focus on my and my health (spiritual and physical) FINALLY! With GOD's grace, I can do ALL things......








I will soon be 60 and need to really show myself some tender loving care.






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