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Team Name: SEATTLE WA Weight Loss And Fitness Support
Members: 246
Location: SEATTLE, WA 98199



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Last posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 3:27 PM

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Turning 48 in a few weeks, getting divorced in a few months (more or less) - well, at least moving out, and have been going up and down on the same 10-15 pounds for years. I have a middle-school age son. Hmmm, what else. Well, more info will come out as the logs continue. If the logs continue...okay, AS the logs continue....














I'M 49 YRS OLD AND HAVE MANAGED SINGLE HANDEDLY TO ADD 50 POUNDS TO MY 5'4" FRAME! I AM OUT OF SHAPE, OUT OF TIME AND OUT OF EXCUSES. I STARTED THIS GROUP FOR MOTIVATION, FOR SUPPORT AND FOR ALL THE OTHERS WHO STRUGGLE TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ON THEIR OWN. I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME IN THE JOURNEY, MAKE THE CHANGE AND TAKE THE STEP TO PUT YOURSELF FIRST. YOU CAN'T BE THERE FOR ANYONE ELSE IF YOU CAN'T BE THERE FOR YOURSELF FIRST. MAKE THE CHANGE....A NEW START. YOU ARE WORTH IT!!





43 Mother of two boys one 15 and one 3. I am a cake decorator by trade. Wishing to find friends that can encougage one another.








I just am.

















Married, owned by two cats. Currently unemployed.








I'm a 31 year old litigation paralegal with a high-stress, busy schedule. I have childhood eating issues, depression and pms issues that make losing weight a commitment. Fortunately I don't have commitment issues!








I'm 53, married, no kids, but also with a very indulged 14 year-old dog. Professionally, I've been a writer and editor, a political activist and have worked in the nonprofit world. I consult in all those areas and also shuttle back and forth between the west and east coast, where my elderly parents live.I do my best to help keep them living independently--their desire--but it's an uphill battle.





I am a 27 year old female from Seattle, WA. I am in the most stressful time of my life thus far as I am juggling full time work as a flight attendant with grad school (and an internship that will be starting in the fall). Not to mention trying to keep up with the people in my life and basics like cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping. I enjoy exercising but lately it has been getting cut a lot because I prioritize school, work, relationships and SLEEP over it. I'm finding I have been going to food for comfort a lot more lately to deal with the stress in my life.








I am a premed student at USC, home in Seattle for the summer to take my MCAT. I am 22 years old, majoring in biology and was just voted co-captain of my dance team, the USC Fly Girls. I love to dance hip-hop and ballet, and I love to perform. Date Weight (lbs) 5/20/09 188.2 5/27/09 186.0











I am in my mid twenties and just gave birth to my first child in March. I developed severe hypertension during my pregnancy which has not yet resolved itself which is why I am on four (yes, FOUR) blood pressure medications currently. I was also just recently diagnosed with bi polar disorder and am finding the right medications to manage that. My house is basically a pharmacy right now. A goal to my losing weight is that hopefully my blood pressure will lower and I will detoxify from taking all these medications.





I can't exercise or walk a great deal. I have PVD which makes it difficult to walk more than half a block.


















































I used to be in a comfortably average shape in high school. Little definition but enough to keep me confident. After my first bit of college I gained some weight and immediately lost a lot of my self esteem. Still confident, just internally embarrassed. I was a big hockey player back in high school and now I spend a lot of my time studying, playing bass, and just having fun with friends.








I am a 37yo single man overweight and hoping to start losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle.








I'm 42. I have lived a fairly active and adventurous life, by some standards anyway. I am currently unemployed and spent the summer hiking and camping and traveling.





I'm 26 years old and I only recently started on a path to getting really fit. I've never been more than five pounds overweight my whole life so I never felt motivated to "get off the couch." Once that needle started slowly but surely moving in an upward direction, I knew it was now or never to make a life-change! I live in Seattle, love hiking, biking, and cooking.


56 years old, still feel like I'm trying to grow up, become more responsible, find suitable career, and find life partner














I have always been "chubby." For my 30th b-day, my present to myself was joining Weight Watchers. I lost 20lbs and then started working out with P90X and lost another 20! I have never felt so healthy and fit before and I'm not turning back! I love my new lifestyle!











I am a 40 years old and have two grown kids. I have been dieting since I was about 12 years old and have tried everything. It isn't like I haven't been skinny...I've probably felt and looked good about 1/3 of the time, but I'm ready to feel that way forever.


I'm 45, single, no kids (but love 'em), no mortgage, good friends, cute cat, ready and willing to do what it takes to live a conscious, aware life. I teach individual piano/guitar/fiddle lessons for a living and am a creative, with other creative endeavors in the works. I am working on developing a skillful mind, a more mindful approach to everything I do, including how I take care of myself. I am involved in a Buddhist meditation group, and I am not a hippy. :)


I'm 20 years old in college majoring journalism. Have two wonderful Golden Retrievers named Junior and Ruby and a loving, caring boyfriend of four years. After having my thyroid removed in January 2007 due to cancer, I have packed on almost 50 pounds. I am 167 and was 120 before, I am 5'5" and want to reach that same weight again. It has been extra hard these past three years since I lead a pretty healthy lifestyle, but still seem to pack on the pounds because of my disease.


I'm an aerospace engineer working in Seattle. I enjoy an eclectic assortment of friends and acquaintances from all walks of life. Although it often surprises people, I used to work in the Arts, and my other interests include literature, the performing arts and cooking, as well as cycling and the outdoors. Flying too, of course!


I'm 45. This past year I started a Masters Degree from home; a few years earlier I started a consulting business. I also work with two other independent consultants. The combination of my own business, two other consultants, and school has set me up in a situation where I feel like I'm always working -- and usually alone. I have a solid relationship, but my partner lives 40 miles away. I would also like to see more balance in my life, and this is part of that...


I am a 38 year old woman, married with no children. I started cycling recently and commute to work at least twice a week by bike (13 miles round trip).











19, seattle.


I'm 46 and have been carrying a lot of extra weight ever since my children were born. I have two daughters, 15 and 13. I love to exercise, but don't always exercise as much as I should. I work but currently am underemployed, and I'm spending a lot of time and frustration on a job search. I eat when I get stressed out.


I am a 23 year old accountant in Seattle. I struggle with gastroparesis, which makes it difficult for me to manage my weight, but I am here because I suspect my weight greatly contributes to my gastroparesis!





























53 years old, father of two, happily married, writer














Cute, independent reader, thinker and returning college student who enjoys photography, walking, science fiction and cooking interesting food. I enjoy lifting weights, and I have a particular interest in Scandinavian studies and British TV shows.


I'm 19 and have only felt comfortable with my body intermittently throughout the years. I was chubby in middle school, but went on to outgrow it in high school. Right now I feel like there are fifteen or so pounds between my current discomfort and future body and lifestyle. To reach that goal I Iook forward to adjusting my eating habits and mentality, maintaining a sustainable healthy diet, and getting back into an engaging exercise routine.


























I am a 24 year old male living near Seattle, WA. I am 5'11", as of 5/12/10 my weight is 237 lbs. I would like to get to 180 lbs, and see how I feel from there.


I am 37 years old (almost 38) and am a full time working mom of a just 5 year old and an almost 3 year old. My husband is wonderful. We do lots of juggling so we get as much time as possible with our kids...so I often work at night after kids are sleeping. It's a challenge to fit in physical activity, meal planning and cooking.


Im 45 single live in Seattle I weight 273 pounds this has to change

















I'm 34 years old and take care of everyone else but me. I'm going Vegan because I want to lose weight, but in a healthy way. I'm also going gluten-free at the same time.





I am a mother of 4 and just had a baby in august. i love been with my kids and in enjoy the simple things in life.


Hi! I'm Ulla.I am 19 years of age. I am a college freshman.











28 years old. 5'9". Very active, but not great about controlling how many calories I am taking in. I have gone up and down in weight many times and know how to reach my goals, I just have to stay focused and commited to achieving my goal. I thrive well when I have support, encouragement, accountability, and a touch of competitIion. I recently lost 15 pounds and I am looking to loose another 30 pounds in the next 3 months. I love running, biking, swimming, and everything in between.





I love to be active here in the Pacific Northwest. I like everything from cycling to hiking to running to walking my dogs. I'm having a hard time finding motivation lately. I did a lot of big events (marathons, 200 mile bike rides, half marathon, triathlon) and now I feel a little burnt out. My wedding is coming up in September and I feel scared to death that I won't lose a pound before the big day. I keep sabotaging myself. :(














I'm 36 (37 is right around the corner) and I have struggled with my weight since I was 9 years old. That being said, I wasn't overweight until I was in my twenties and going through a very difficult time in my life. For the past 15 years, I have been the classic yo-yo dieter and I have decided that it's time to take myself back! I love cooking and entertaining (I'm an event producer by trade), reading, movies and spending time with my loved ones. I also now consider the gym to be one of my happy places :)





I am 39, mother of two great kids, 9 and 7 years old, and finally got my act together about 4 years ago to take off the "baby" weight (my youngest was 3 at the time) and lost 40 pounds. However, as time passed the weight started creeping back on and I gained 20 of it back. I worked very hard this year at eating right and exercising and re-lost 15 pounds, but the last 5 just don't want to budge, probably thanks in part to my love of BEER.








I am a 20 year old college student and want to make a change. I've never been very active or athletic which is probably the reason I'm struggling to keep the pounds off.














50+ male, hoping to lose 10 lbs (or turn my fat into muscle) love it when i work out! trying NOT to eat ice cream, pie, cookies


I am 31 years old, the mother a gorgeous 18 month-old baby boy, and I'm married to my best friend. I love living in the PNW, and I love the outdoors.























I'm a student hoping to reach my goal weight of 140 pounds. I've lost weight in the past through crash dieting, but quickly gaining it back.








I am a senior at the UW also applying to medical schools. The stress of it all tends to get to me and I turn to food as comfort. Moreover I am involved in so many things that I often end up skipping gym in order to save time.














I am a single mom of one teenage son, 15 years old. I work as a Project Mgr in the construction industry, love my job, but the workplace offers constant food temptations, as we love to eat at work. I love to cook and know how to eat healthy, but usually end up eating it all myself as my teen and fiancee have different tastes.


I'm a busy mom and full time student. I have been thin most of my life. After a few rough years I packed on 120 pounds. Yikes! I miss feeling good in my body.




















I'm 17 and currently going to both online and regular school. I don't usually fill these things out, but I figure if I'm going to join a team, I might as well go all the way with it. Anyway, I have an aversion to gyms, so I work out in my house. I like to read a lot, I play the viola and the piano, and I read the comics/do the puzzles every day.











35 year old single momma. Striving to improve my health by improving nutrition and getting active. Enjoy rollerskating, walking and volunteering with youth!


I am sedentary and want to get actively walking and weight training. I am an artist and I have let my appearance hold me back. I don't like the way I look so I avoid making the contacts that I need to make by telling myself "... as soon as I drop this weight, I'll do it...." In other words, I hide from the world. Lost my mother in December, my husband is deeply involved in his own work, with not much time for anything else, There is a permeanent estrangement among my siblings since my Mom's death and my Dad is in Alzheimers care. I am seeing a therapist once a week because of all this sadness in my life, but my weight has just skyrocketed in the last year. So it's time to control my emotional eating.

















I am 23 years old. I have a moderate fitness level, but a love of sweets! Recently have been working extra long hours and have let the fitness/healthy lifestyle slide. Just need some accountability.


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I'm 25, living in the city. I have rheumatoid arthritis, and am on a low dose of chemotherapy (methotrexate) for it. This means I spend half my days nauseous and feeling out of it.

















I am a photographer, dance & fitness instructor. I am married to my best friend in the whole world. I live in Seattle, and absolutely LOVE the city life.




















I'm 40, mother of 2 boys, and work almost full time. I was at an adequate (not great but way better than I am now) weight until 1 1/2 years ago when my life was given a bit of a curve ball. I reacted by major emotional eating. Now life is a bit more on track and I am now ready to get back to where I was.


I started my weight loss journey in 2010, aiming to lose weight for my 40th birthday. I managed to lose over 20 pounds through diet, exercise and determination. Sadly, I have gained almost all of it back in 2011, as I was struggling with work, sick pets at home, etc. Not hitting the gym was the main culprit and the holidays really killed me. I accept ownership and will be on top of it this year!


I am 48 years old, married, no kids. Even though I am 300lbs, I do dog agility. I would do a lot better if I could run faster. I'm tired of getting tired and winded. I want to be able to run. I want to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and cancer. I'm tired of my knees and feet hurting. I desperately want to lose the weight but I can't seem to get motivated and start losing. I feel like if I could just get started, I'd keep going.








I used to have an active job shipping and recieving, which kept me on a disciplined eating schedule and water intake, plus kept me in shape!!(Plus I was in my mid-twenties...that might have been part of it..LOL) Now I am almost 31 years old and in my 2nd year of college in a Pre-Nursing program and I have hit a major energy slump....Sluggish and bloated are the words that describe me lately, and I need to change. I have been a member of the gym since I moved here, so I am still in the habit of working out, however I REALLY REALLY need a SERIOUS jump start to shift my metabolism and get my body feeling more energetic.

















I am a 42-year-old single mom to three kids. I go to school part-time to fulfill the prerequisites so I can apply to a nursing program.


43, wife, mother of a young child - ready to take back control. I've been overweight for a LONG time. The last time I was the weight I wanted to be was 17 years ago. I think now I'm in so deep I literally believe that I can't lose weight. Hoping to change that view here.


I am a 29 year-old female living in Seattle. I am a transplant from the Midwest. I have a master's degree in American Art History and Material Culture. Next year I will be marrying my fiance in Italy {9/21/13}. I am currently wedding planning! I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism - which finally explains my freezing cold hands and feet, fatigue, depression and absolute inability to lose weight! I started treatment in mid-July. I'm hoping to see some positive changes in the next few months!


54 y.o. technical writer, wife, mother of 2 grown children, breast cancer survivor looking to live a healthy life. Hoping to kick start some weight loss and good eating habits with the fall cleanse.








I am a 63 year old retired mental health profession living on a low, fixed income. I fractured my ankle 6yrs. ago which left me with a slight limp and fewer options for working out. I'd love to find more walking buddies!





I am a mom of two who has struggled with weight for the last 8 years.





























I'm a 52 year old single mother of a 16 year old son. I have a long commute and work full-time so it's tough to fit in the exercise and food prep. I have had chronic pain issues that kept me from exercise but my health is improving and I am trying to increase my exercise.


























Currently a size 8-10 who is much happier as a 4-6. Don't have a ton to lose but am disappointed in myself for really losing focus of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.











I will be 61 in 4 days and I think my age is finally beginning to show even though I still feel 19 on the inside. I've lived on sweets, (not entirely) all of my life and I think it has caught up with me. The only time I weighed 149 lbs was when I was pregnant with my 3rd child. I am only 5'4" so I want to get back to 125 or maybe 120 lbs, work out to regain my strength and get control of my health. I've gotten lazy when it comes to proper exercise. I need to take control of my lifestyle, and improve my health before it's too late to reverse the ill effects of my bad habits.










































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