team details:

Team Name: Not Your Average Losers: Fitter by the Day, 2014
Members: 775
Location: Anywhere!!! 91945

Goals: For three years now, this is a team that always has a solid core of active members who never quit. We provide advice, information, encouragement, and yes, some kicks in the asses (we have ALL gotten them; and they were necessary). We strive to keep participation up and join in key players in a pair of other teams on this site. We are not focused on any particular goal other than that people develop the daily and weekly habit they already KNOW are what is needed to lead them eventually to their long-term goal weight.

Profile: One of the few continuously most active, supportive, comfy teams, long the highest page-number-of-contents-per-month team, attesting to participation, we often start up multiple challenges and threads for people to participate in to keep up motivation and help drive success in our teammates' lives. The main one is the weekly weigh-in, patterned after the weigh-in on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," where everyone strives to be one of ones who lost the highest percentage of their previous week's weight, earning pats on the back, and avoid being one of those who loss little to none, or even gained, for whom people will give as much help as they can. Other items will soon include a weekly walkthrough of the Beck Diet Solution, which is not itself a diet but rather a tool to change your way of thinking about fitness and weight loss, to move you past the means of mental self-sabotage in which we all, unfortunately, engage in as part of being human. Many of our members will follow each season of "The Biggest Loser" on NBC, and over the summer are watching "Extreme Weight Loss" on ABC, and we invite people to open up threads to discuss those shows. Many of our members follow a Fit for Life diet; others just count caloreis; some do Weight Watchers. Everything is supported here!

Last posted: Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:49 AM

Other Info: Our weekly weigh-in challenge, and others, can be found under the "community" tab of our team page. There is no set date during the week to weigh-in; just make sure you try to be consisten as to the day of the week.

Members profiles:
I am 43 years old now.. I have accomplished alot on this journey.. I started out at 415 pounds.. Im still a work in progress but have released almost a whole person. I have more work to do. In 2011 I lost my dad to cancer from smoking and I let my life go. I was also taking care of my disabled mom until last month. I met a man this year.. Bry is so amazing and supportive.. I moved to PA away from my family to be with him. He cares about living a healthy lifestyle and were finishing our journeys together. no more yo yoing. I am finished with that. no more excuses its tie to finish what I started years ago. enough of letting my life go. its time to take it back and thats what I am doing this new year.. alot of changes to come. my life is still unwritten. and im writing it this year!..

Work for the American Red Cross as a program coordinator. Go AmeriCorps! I am a student, a wife and mother. Love to write, read, and music. An emotional eater. Getting out of control.

I am a data analyst / IT liason. I have been overweight forever (really) and have tried a multitude of different approaches to conquering this. The only thing that seems to make sense is to be healthy - oh - and stick with it. UPDATE: I have lost a total of 70 this last 50 IS obtainable... I like to think of myself as upbeat and outgoing and perhaps a bit of a work-a-holic. I love hiking and challenging myself to the next level.

I'm a 30 year old from NC who is married, Christian, full-time cosmetologist, artist & former art teacher, & part-time writer & farmer with too many interests & too little time.

Weight-wise, I lost about 40 lbs with the help of peertrainer back in 2008 but gained it back about 3 years ago ago due to getting over a car wreck I was in. I've always been a heavy built person (even when in really good shape), so I would really like to aim for around 180-200 in the long term. Additionally, my husband & I would like to have children in the next few years, so, as the old adage says, there's no better time to act than the present!

Male, 48, future author of both fiction and non-fiction, living in San Diego, California, where I lived 2nd-12th grades (born in Tennessee). In high school, I was both getting straight ‘A’s in gifted classes (and French), and a Mod—meaning I dressed in suits and Air Force parkas and rode around on an Italian scooter listening to mid-1960s Brit garage rock and ‘northern soul’ (e.g., Motown), hanging out with other teens all over the city, with friends who were in live bands. I have returned to this beachside resort city after three decades away. Overeducated with a bachelor’s in French and three graduate degrees--in international policy, public management (this one at the Harvard Kennedy School), and then a combination of the two--I was set to get a job at the World Food Programme working on food distribution in countries experiencing civil war, as a stepping stone to working at UN headquarters in New York for the Department of Peacekeeping Affairs or at the UN High Commission for Refugees headquarters in Geneva. (I swear this was not JUST so that I could meet Angelina Jolie!) I spent my junior year of undergrad in France and returned there for another half a year; worked a summer at the United Nations in Geneva; and another year as a professor in Bulgaria. I am unabashedly liberal, and spent a year in DC working in the Senator Kennedy’s office. I gravitate to alternative/indie music; HBO television shows (and The Amazing Race, weight-loss reality shows, and Kitchen Nightmares!), and adore anything romantic like “Downton Abbey.” My favorite pastime is osculation (“the art of kissing”). I love all animals, but am primarily a cat person. I have over 100 fiction (mostly historical and/or fantasy) and non-fiction (mostly political, of course) book concepts I am ready and able to do, once I finally build a routinized schedule of writing. But my health and fitness come first.

snowboarder, swimmer, horseback rider.... Usually try to be active at school, but I have a weakness for desserts :( I have previous back injuries so I need to strengthen my back and core

Single mother of one bright eyed, fun 8 year-old. Busy schedule taking care of my daghter, running a small business, and finishing up a degree in Information Technology Management.

I am a 28 year old female in RI. I have about 50 lbs to lose and I have been doing much better lately at leading a healthy lifestyle. I have a huge sweet tooth plus I eat when I am stressed or unhappy, with causes me to gain weight, which causes me to be stressed and unhappy... So I am basically trying to break the cycle! I have finally begun to enjoy exercise, however, so in that respect I feel extremely successful. Getting married 8/6/11!

I am 50 years old and married to a lovely wife of twelve years.

My name is Alondra, and I aspire to become a writer after a high school! I am in the marching band, indoor drumline, and musical for my school. Art is beauty, and my body shall become a temple. : )

I am a vibrant, colorful, giving mother and wife with a zest for life and people.

I was a commercial photographer in Toronto for 22 years when I met Rob at 28. Pursued my art Now 51 and married for 21 years, we recently made a dramatic life change and drove down from Canada to Panama Central America with our two have kids. Spend most of the year here living an adventure in art and a new culture. Learning spanish, starting up creative project like a community theatre P.a.C.T. that's fun. 40lbs later, living the decadent life, we got wake-up call when Rob had a heart attack. Time to get my weight in check again! Lost 45lbs 2 years ago gained back 30 with the stress of Rob's health. SWORE I never would but alas, such was life. Thus I find myself reaching out for modivation wonderful as my husband is, he really doesn't want to hear my story and new research in health and diet...and all too often he is more than willing to start the party that I have such a hard time saying "NO" to. At least that has calmed down a tad. But he still needs my help and I find I am always cooking and planning healthy menu. So I decided to set an example...I refuse to be fat at 50!

I'm an accountant working on my CPA. I have two dogs: Bear, an Australian Shepard and Molly, a Great Dane. I also have a parrot named Sparky. I love the band Pearl Jam and am a big fan of Henry Rollins. I'm very slowly working on the 100 greatest books of the 20th century and discovered a home in John Steinbeck. I'm currently training for my first 1/2 marathon. The Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN April 25th. A year ago I could barely run a mile and now I'm going to try for 13.1. phew. That number starts to scare me every time I think about it. :)

I am 53 retired. I moved from the city to the mountains which was my life dream about 5 years ago. I love it! I have 2 daughters and 4 grandkids.

I am married and have two teenagers. I work full time and spend most of my days at the office behind a desk. I don't mind exercising once I start. But, there is always a list of other things I need or want to do first.

I'm 45, 190 lbs, 5'4" and looking to lose at least 25-30 lbs by the end of the summer. I've done it before and I can do it again. I've been for married 17 years and have 3 children:13, 8 and 3 years. It's hard to get the workouts in with the youngest running around like a monkey but I'll have to try my hardest to fit it in. This is very important to me. I'm an older mom and I need to be around for my kids for as long as I can. And most importantly, I need to be as healthy as I can possibly be.

I am a military spouse and a stay at home mom of 3 kids. Ages 3, 19 months and 5 months. I gained most of my weight when I started having children. I was already about 40 pounds overweight when I got pregnant with my first child. I gained about 75 pounds during my first two pregnancies and I actually started losing weight with my third. I was 266 and I am now 225, I still have a long way to go but I already feel much healthier. Most of my weight is in the belly though because my stomach got so stretched out with my pregnancies.

I'm a freshman in college trying to get the life I want. The hardest part of dieting is also fighting financial battles and dealing with grieving while also keeping up with my engineering course load.

I am a a female in my late teens and attend my local University. I weigh around 160 pounds and am 5 foot 5 1/2.

I've lost 18kg in the last 2 years through controlling my food intake, however since then i've gained about 8kg this time I'm determined to lose weight the proper way - with exercise and healthy eating. Instead of being paranoid about weighing myself everyday, I'm going to focus on shredding fat, eating healthy, looking lean and exercise at least 5 times a week.

I am 24, college student and working part-time. I've always struggled with weight issues and emotional eating, which tends to have a direct effect on the way that I feel about myself. My current weight of 150 doesn't look good on my 5'1 frame. Thus, I would like to lose 25 pounds to finally maintain a healthy BMI index.

I am 40 years old and I am married to my best friend. I have two children and two beautiful grandsons.

I'm 43 year old mom of three teenage boys. Oh, and I'm a speech therapist and have been married to a cute cowboy for a LONG time..some days seems really long! haha. Have struggled with my weight for the past 10 years but am pretty active.

I'm in my mid twenties and currently live in Charleston. I have not always been heavy but have recently noticed an increase in my weight. I feel I should nip it in the bud now before it spirals out of control. I am a culinary student, which is both a blessing and a curse as I want to make delicious food(but not always healthy).

47 yr old single mother of 3 sons (ages 23, 17, 8)

I gave birth to a very healthy 7 lb 10 oz baby boy on January 2, 2012. He is the light of my life right now and keeps me very much on my toes.

I gave birth to a very healthy 7 lb 10 oz baby boy on January 2, 2012. He is the light of my life right now and keeps me very much on my toes.

I am 33, a mom to two great girls (7yo and 1yo) I work in marketing and communications and love my job. I live in Toronto but I am originally from Dublin. I have a very expensive addiction to travel and enjoy a glass or 4 of red wine :) 6 months ago I finally freed myself permanently from a smoking habit.

Twenty something living in Paris.

I'm a young 35 year old army wife, mama and future gym- owner. (Saving my pennies!) I lost 18 pounds just through running this year. I'm strong and a normal weight, but I am ready to take my fitness to the next level! I need people to motivate me to really push myself! I'll be happy to do the same for anyone! I have dreams of marathons and fitness competitions, and want fit friends (even just virtual ones) to go that road with me!

I'm 28 years old and live in Ontario, Canada. I've been a member of PT for 9 years, with some breaks, but I'm back, because I really missed logging.

Highest Weight: 312lbs, Dec 2012 I am currently at 272 - I have lost 40 lbs in the past 18 months and want to ramp it up!

I love boxing - I got into it 1 year ago and am so glad I joined a community of people who work hard and really strive for what they want. It's truly a little family at the club. I've decided to leave though, and join a more regular gym (alot less pricey) - and I like it there too.

I saw a naturopath about a year ago and learnt that I'm lactose intolerant and mildly intolerant to gluten. It's a challenge creating a new life around those parameters.

Looking for friends on PT to help with support!

I'm a 36-year-old working wife and mom to two great kids. Starting: 196 lbs Goal: 150 lbs. 5'7"

Highest weight 285 lbs. Current weight 248 lbs. 33 year old mother of two young children, part-time water engineer.

I am in my 50's with a husband and two kids. Weight has been a lifelong struggle and it is time for me to get it under control. A few health issues have begun and I need to learn to take care of myself. I am going to make ME a priority.

I'm 33, 5' 7", recently lost 30 pounds with peertrainer and had my first baby. I want to eat healthy and stick to a workout schedule and lose all the excess baby weight gained (gained about 54 pounds)

I am a 28 year old, Physician Assistant looking to lose 20 lbs. I just ran the Go! St. Louis Marathon, my first, in a time of 4hours and 48 mins. I'd like to continue running long distances and get into swimming and biking. My biggest weakness is boredom...when I'm bored, I walk into the kitchen. I lost 20 pounds on peertrainer in 2008, but since gained it back. So, instead of being bummed out about that, I'm looking at it as proof that I can do it! Help keep me accountable!

I'm a 27 year old mom of 3 kids, age 8, 7, and 2. So no time for myself! I work full-time, and fitting in exercise can be challenging. I am determined to make some changes, some permanent changes.

I am 27 years old. Live in Rarotonga, Cook Islands with two daughters.

~I am 28 years old and I love love love to eat. I could probably be the ultimate champion of the potato chip eating contest. Right now in my life there really isn't much going on and the reason for that is I made time for myself to get healthy again. I'm debating on returning to school for a Master's in Accounting and I really need to get in shape and stay in shape before then. I know it will be crazy trying to work and go to school at the same time. I used to be very fit and healthy and now I feel like I have no control over my body. It's a terrible feeling. Before I started my junior year in college, I was at the gym 2 hours each day, working hard to stay in shape. I also ate VERY healthy (absolutely no junk food)!! I felt so good back then. Well, now it's my time to get back to the old me.

42 years of age - have been using the bodybugg since Jan 5, 2009. Lost 29 lbs as of Aug 20th - but since then have gotten off track and gained back 4 lbs. Need to get back on track - so by end of year I can go to "maintain" mode or even maintain/improve sports performance.

21, just finished University, having piled on the pounds over the course of a degree, I need motivation and support to try and lose the weight I have gained.

56 year old accountant from Northern IN. I have a wonderful husband of many years (Mike) and two terrific kids Scott (33) and Kristen (29). Grandmother of four (almost five) wonderful, beautiful children.

I love music, I love to dance. I have 2 boys ages 9 and 12, and I'm married to a wonderful man.

45, married, working part-time. My first weigh-in at Weight Watchers was on Jan 27th, 2009 and I was officially on the other side of 200 pounds (200.4 to be exact). With WW and exercise, I am down 41.2 pounds in 30 weeks and truckin' on!

I am 42, married, stay at home mom of a 4 yr son. Always concerned about good habits for my men, but end up not worrying about what I eat (Not anymore!!!). I am 1.86m (6ft1') tall and intend to loose 25kg.

I gave birth to my second son in December. It's time to shed the extra fluff and get ready for bathing suit season!

I am a 47 year old, single woman with a sedentary office job. I am beginning menopause which has caused me to gain weight which I lost 2 years ago. I enjoy working out but need to eat better consistently.

I'm about to turn 23 and after a year of attempting to lose weight and making no progress whatsoever I'm fed up and recommitting myself fully. I have 55 pounds to lose and I am going to lose them now.

I'm 28, and a software test analyst. I love my job but it requires sitting in front of a computer 7 hours a day so have put on many many lbs!

I love to cook, which used to be my downfall but have turned it to my advantage. Small things like changing frying to grilling, cream to milk etc, along with serving myself small portions, have helped me no end!

This is like my 500th attempt at getting healthy and losing weight.

Female 5'4" Start Weight: 243 Current Weight: 234

My name is Samantha Fellows. I am 19 going on 20 in November. I am married to the most handsome man my eyes have ever laid on. I am 5' 6'' and 290 lbs. I want to make a change to my life - a good change. I want to live longer, and someday have a family. Because of my weight, its been hard to have children. I'm worried about that because what if I want kids, and end up not getting pregnant. Right now I'm looking for a job.

Im 16 and have no idea how much i weigh, but ive put it on recently.. and would like to lose it!

I'm married (25 yrs) with 4 kids form 13-24. Have been over weight for years but need to loose weight now so diabetes doesn't set in.

I'm a single mom of three teens. I'm 33 (almost 34) and I am bipolar. My meds brought my weight to a shocking 235. I am 5'4 and used to weigh in around 140- 150 which is still over weight. I have lost 47.5 lbs since I started loosign weight in december of last year.

I'm 65 going on 17, mother of 4 sons, granny to 5. I retired a year ago, but I find I can't not work, I'll end up as big as a house. So after spending time with a sick friend at a nursing home, I decided I want to give something back so I enrolled in nursing assistant classes and hope to do home care. I've had to fight my weight most of my life. I was about 30 pounds over when my knee went out, I had to retire, I got to sit around engaging boredom eating until I had a knee replacement, then there was the recovery, more boredom eating. I'm back to normal now and ready to sweat my buns off.

I just started on my weight loss journey. I watch the BL every week and have since the start of the show. I have two children ages 9 and 5. I will have a full and happy life with them!!! My goal for this week is to do my wii fit every day

I will be 25 in October, and I am a mother to the most beautiful little girl ever! She was born June 16, 2009. I gained about 25 lbs during my pregnancy. I am very happily married to my handsome, compassionate husband, Cliff. We'll celebrate our one Year Anniversary on Oct 4. I was a soldier in the TN Army National Guard for several years, beginning in 2003. I was in the best shape of my life. I weighed appx 125lbs, could run 10 miles, and looked good in anything. My dad was diagnosed with cancer early in 2006 and died later that same year. It was very very very hard for me to deal with - I was in college at the time as well. I have gained around 100lbs in the course of 4 years. That's alot. :( Anyways - I love Grey's Anatomy, True Blood, reading books - Twilight Saga, Baseball & Football... I watch children in my home for a living so I can stay home with my little Myklan. :)

I'm a 27 year-old newlywed who lives in the suburbs of Minneapolis and works in marketing. I like reading, playing with my Boston Terrier Hanky, and spending time with my friends and family. I've always been fairly thin, but I've never felt I was in that good of shape. I joined peertrainer and started working out about two years ago and felt great about myself. Then I stopped. I'm now back to being over my previoius weight (when I was a couple pounds short of my knock-them-dead-stunner goal weight) and the great "in shape" feeling I was starting to get is gone. I want it all back and I'm finally making myself work for it.

a busy mother of 2, girl 11 and boy 7

I grew up in Ohio and graduated high school in 2004. I moved to KY with my lovely fiance of 5 years. growing up I considered myself bigger than others. I always thought I was fat. In 2004 I would say I was around 130 and now I am 230. The thing about me is that I make fun of weight all the time, but deep down inside I know I am really hurt. I just need someone who is in my position. someone who can understand where im coming from. I want to be like the biggest loser people and just have people who are in the same boat and trying to get off this boat we've been struggling to get off of..:).. other than that I am a very down to earth chick. I love spending time with my fiance and hanging out with friends.I heard I have a wonderful personality and a big heart.

Changing my mindset! Time to stay focused!

I am a 24 yr old female from central wisconsin. Although I have always been a little "chubby", I put on a lot of weight after having children. I am currently at 309 lbs, and finally serious about getting rid of the extra weight. I liked being chubby, it looked good on me... I do not, however, like being fat :(

female, 28, struggled with weight my whole life!

I'm recently separated and the plan is to stay single for as long as I can. (Must keep reminding myself that, as I am serial long-term-relationship junkie.) I've been heavy all my life, yadda yadda. in 2003 I lost a fair amount, taking me from my highest weight ever of 260 to my lowest, 185. I've been sitting at around 220 for the past five years, except for some pregnancy time which took me back to 260, returning to 220 within 3 mo of giving birth, and today I'm looking at 208.

I'm a female and over 60 but enjoy running and want to increase my stamina and eat healthier. I do not have internet access so will be weighing in once a week and hoping to lose the extra pounds by being accountable to others. My sister in law "Squanto" will be keeping me up to date on what's happening in the team and recording my weight each week.

im 23 year old newlywed with 2 kids. i use to weigh 128 before my babies, now im 174! i cannot deal with this body anymore!!! im only 5 feet tall!!

I am a 27 years old female from Minnesota. I am currently attending graduate school part-time, pursuing a masters in counseling. Someday I would like to be a licensed marriage and family therapist working in a private practice setting. Currently I work at an insurance company. I really enjoy my job and I love school. I also have a wonderful boyfriend. We live together and he is a great support to me while I am attending school and working. I do not have any children.

I'm 22 years old and I'm from Uruguay (South America). I'm a film making student, and to pay my studies I work in bank. I've never been "fit" in my whole live, and I've decided to loose the extra weight before it gets completely out of my hands.

My name is marisela im 19 years old from california. I currently work and am looking foward to going to college this summer. Ive been overweight most of my life or at least felt that way. I want to loss weight to be healthy and feel great, do things i cant do now but know i will be able to do soon.

I'm a 34 yr old mom of two boys who was always thin until I had my children.

I'm a married, working mom with 3 sons. I have it all but get so stressed and negative that I can't seem to enjoy it all! I have 13 - 30 pounds to lose. I'll be happy with 13, but I might like to get lower - will see when I get there! I binge eat, even though it's not really reflected in my weight.

I am 37 year old mother of 9 year old very active son. I have struggled with weight my whole life and have gone on every diet known to man. My goal is to change eating habits and become more physically active.

I am a 45 your-old female, married with a 6-year-old boy. I work full-time as a psychologist and train for marathons in my spare time.

I'm 55 yrs old, a nurse in a doctor's office, married to a very good man, with 2 grown daughters. Lost 95 lbs 10+ yrs ago..kept it off for 2 yrs and felt better than I could have imagined..but for many reasons gained it back, and then some..want to lose it again.

43 year old mother of 4-ages 16, 13, 8 and 5. Have struggled my whole life with weight, but especially after birth of my four children-they were all 10 pounds at birth!

I'm a busy young student of life, as well as a licensed Massage Therapist and certified Doula.. I am also in the process of applying to midwifery schools. I have a very active 1 year old that keeps me on my toes.

I am 15 years old, throw shot put and sprint. I love learning new things i can do to keep up my health and also maintain my goals.

im a 27 year old mom of 3. i realy want to injoy my life with my kids. i have been overweight my whole life and want a new start. i know i can be beautiful inside and out i just need some help.

I'm currently 27 years old, living in the Washington, DC area. I love to go out and socialize. I'm definitely a people person. I love DC and what it has to offer. There is never a dull moment. I work for a DoD Navy Contractor, where I do budget execution. I love my job. I sit down on all so I'm not too active, which is why I try to go to the gym as much as I can.

I'm 47, 5' 8", 215 lbs (July 2013), having gained some weight during a very wild season of life (unexpected twins, unexpected move from a place I loved). Married 26 years. When young, I danced and was fairly active, but never dieted or worked out for its own sake and refused to participate in the teen body-hate thing. I had a good metabolism and didn't worry about the density of my muscles much. With kids, things changed. I generally prefer to focus on the progress I'm making toward making healthful choices, rather than weight I'm losing.

I am single and 40 plus. I am an occupational therapist. I work in healthcare, and yet I am too heavy to be healthy. I'm not setting a good example.

I am 39 and I need to change my lifestyle. When I'm focused on excercise, I'm able to lose the weight. But it's hard for me to maintain that focus and I eventually gain the weight right back. Now, that is about to change. I'm ready to devote time to my health.

5'0 tall....i'd love to make it to 110 pounds. i'm 31 years old, i'm a SAHM. i'm married to a great man, i had 3 kids from a previous marriage, my husband also had 3 kids from before me and we had our wonderful little rylan together! i do daycare for a living and i also decorate cakes on the side (which doesn't help the weight problem...i have to taste everything you

Middle age designer/artist I work independently. Live in a tiny community of three people. I'm the house cook. Want to return to my daily Tai Chi practice which I really enjoy. Humanist. Democratic. Funny. Have ups and downs. I would like to dance a little every day and relax when things get chaotic.

I am 47, married, 2 children, an 14-year-old son with Asperger's and a 11-year-old daughter, work at home as a medical transcriptionist so not much exercise during the day--I am at my heaviest weight ever, 223 pounds, gained mostly over the last 2 years since I quit smoking--used to be 153 and was happy and healthy at that weight, would like to revisit that number again!!

46 years old. Married for 22 years, Mom of three wonderful kids, one of which has autism, full time job and crazy/busy life.

I am just over 50; love to crazy quilt, tat, crochet, knit, cook, go for walks. I'm an eternal optimist.

I am 5'10", 43 years old, and an American expat living in China, which is not exactly my preferred living place. There's no place like home! I started martial arts in '98, earned my black belt in Shaolin kempo in 2004, and had to quit the training in 2005 due to knee problems. Interestingly, since I've taken up running, my knee problems have eased up.

I am a 36 year old divorced mother of three children, two of which are twins. The twins are 14 and my youngest is 10 years old. I live in a rural town and have a great career. I like to work outside in my yard. I recently purchased a new home and the kids and I love it. I have been divorced approx. 4 years and originally lost weight right after the divorce. Now I have adjusted to the changes and seem to eat more than ever. However, after seeing a Christmas photo of myself, I decided it was time to change my eating habits and lifestyle, not just go on a diet.

Sometimes I think that if I just ignore my weight problem that it will just fix itself, but after a lifetime of being overweight I think I've finally realized that I need to take control of it. I'm 28 and I don't want to enter my 30s being overweight and out of shape.

I'm 44, married mom of four ages 18, 16, 12 and 5. I recently left my job to move across the country and start over in a new (teaching ) career near my family in Mississippi . Two years ago I lost twenty pounds, but I have them back again I know all about what I should eat, I know I should excercise - I just need the kick in the pants to make myself do it.

Crazy, stressed female who is in need of some "pushing" to get things done. Need to find a happy balance between work, school, Justin, family, friends, God and me..

I'm a working mother of three and wife - my life is packed to bursting. I live in Switzerland with my husband and three children. We moved here in 2009 after 18 years in Africa and the Middle East. I first 'met' PT in 2007 and it helped me get back on track after a 10 year lull in exercise. I have a demanding and challenging job (which I love). My husband travels most 50% of the time, which leaves me juggling our three gorgeous children and my crazy job. After three years of this routine, I am finally getting the hang of it. I have always believed in healthy eating, but my problem is that I enjoy eating too much! I love fish, and vegetarian cooking. I enjoy growing my own salad and herbs. In October 2008 I competed in a duathalon - I was out of my depth with people who have competed for years, but I loved it. I came last, but won a prize for trying! I followed the couch to 5 k to get up to speed. I would like to start running again. Nagging pain in my knees must be attended to though, so yoga is my first priority. I have taken to Yoga recently. I like I have set a goal of 3 1/2 hours a week practice. My weight November 2nd 66 kg (145 lbs) My goal 60 kg (132 lbs)

Mother of 7, 4 are married and 3 still live at home and I have 7 grandkids. I'm married to a great man that I have been married to for 31 yrs.

I am 62, married, live with my husband and numerous dogs and cats. I am self employed and love my work but it takes a lot of hours and energy. I use my job as an excuse not to exercise. I have have always had weight and food issues, but I ballooned in my 20's. I joined OA when I was about 30 and lost the weight and was able to control it for several years. But in the last 15 years, I just gave up. I had surgery (a vertical sleeve gastrectomy) on 6/8/09. My top weight (5/15/09?) was 263. Pre-op weight (6/8/09): 252

I'm 25, I've struggled with weight issues my whole life, and want to get rid of them... for good!

I am a stay-at-home-mom of two little girls ages 9 and 2. I am im my 20's and have a fantastic guy! I enjoy doing art projects; painting, scrapbooking, anything creative...I am a couponer and blogger. Another thing I love is to bake and cook so I am having to make a more conscious effort with my cooking. I love hiking and being active! So I am here to feel better so I can be active again and to love my body as much as I love all of the other aspects of my life!

I am a 40 year old divorced mother of two girls (11 & 14) who is tired of not being able to fit in my clothes, dreading to get in my bathing suit and generally feeling uncomfortable in my own skin. Up until 3 years ago I was always very active at the gym and kept my weight within 5 pounds. Now I look in the mirror and say how did I get to this point. Turning 40 has also made it a lot tougher to shed those pounds. For the first time in my life I realize I am actually going to have to adjust my diet and workout at least 4 times a week. I have a wonderful boyfriend who I love being with and want to get back to that happy place in my life for both of us.

I am in my second year of college, this is the first semester I am not dancing and have been since I was 3 so it seems like the pounds keep coming.

27 years old Feel underaccomplished but aspiring to turn this around Want to be financially independent by 30 (i.e. no mortgage, own house, own succesful business, giving more time to help children in Ghana succeed in life)

I'm a 30 year old chunky (ok...make that fat) girl who is way tired of of being told she has a "beautiful face". I think this may be a fat girls least favorite compliment...and I desperately want to be free of it.

21. Full-time job. Interested in nutrition. Love being in the water. Determined to get fit.

My name is Sarah and I'm a 19 year old college student. I have a busy schedule that doesn't include cooking healthy meals or working out. I'm hoping to fit those in and lose about 80-90 pounds eventually! I used PeerTrainer last summer and lost 25 pounds.. then I stopped logging and haven't lost an ounce since (and even gained a little), so I'm glad I'm starting this up again.

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 new husband...and my future child(ren)...I really need the help!!!

I am a 23 year old student currently finishing school. Over the past year i gained weight. I gained over 30 lbs. I used to weigh 140 and got up to 170. I worked full time and worked 12 hour shifts 4 days a week. I maintained going to school full time also. Life was convenient by stopping by the drive thru. My doctor told me my unhealthy lifestyle caused my kidney stones to occur. After having surgery I realized I needed to change. Its not fun when you have to take meds and have to wait for the stones to pass. I currently dropped my work load and am working part time. I started going to the gym for the past month I lost 10lbs and continue to go. Even if it kills me. Just want to get healthy and look better.

I'm an English student at Vanderbilt University. I'm interested in women's studies and communication studies as well. I read a lot. The reason that I am seeking support now with weight loss is because I lack motivation entirely. I beat myself up all day about being too fat, but I never actually do anything. I just need someone to push me, and I need to learn how to push myself.

im 31 female, living in white rock bc

I'm in my late 30's and I have been over weight for about 10 years. I teach high school special ed and I have 3 children. My 20th anniversery is in May so I want to look nice in a bathing suit.

37 yrs old with 2 kids.. 151lbs (10/26)

I am a mommy to two boys and a wife to one big boy. I am 36 years old. I own a balloon decorating company (how fun is that, right?) I love life and live every day fully. I am afraid of nothing.

I am a 34-year-old mother of two with type 1 diabetes and hypothyroidism wanting to lose 60 lbs. I was always skinny until after I got diabetes when I was 20 and then had my two children. In between kids I found out I had a problem with my thyroid and I also went on an insulin pump. My youngest is seven and I had lost 20 lbs after he was born, but then put on 30 lbs. with the stress of several tough years. I miss feeling healthy.

I'm 23 and I need to take control of my health, for my well physical and psychological well-being.


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 43 year old mother of two girls. They are 13 and 7 years old. I would love to be able to be more active with them and enjoy the time I have with them to the fullest.

I'm 24 and married, working a desk job. Currently between houses right now, my husband and I had a number of changes happen in our lives in the past year. Now we're trying to have kids and get our lives back on track. I worry that my weight (just over 200lbs at my last check) is hindering me from getting pregnant.

Im a 21 year old college student. I have been overweight my whole life, yet very very active through high school and my first year of college. I am currently a senior, and the lack of exercise is catching up to me. I put on 15 pounds last semester after I went off the South Beach Diet. I am currently at my highest weight ever, 180lbs. My weight is affecting my life. I project my self-disgust on my friends, and end up causing problems. I am really hoping to get back to my active happy-go-luck self. i <3 soccer and snowboarding

I am a 21 year old female. I have a huge family and plenty of friends. They love me and tell me I'm beautiful, but I don't like what I see in the mirror. I hate putting my clothes and feeling fat. I want to change and be healthier. The doctor has told me I am overweight and I need to change something before I let it get too far. I don't care about being skinny, I just want to be healthy and confident. I'd also like not to be the chubby friend....I already stand out cuz I'm loud and I say what I think when I think it...I'd prefer to not also the chubby girl standing next to my gorgeous best friend! :)

I am 30 now and wondering how I let my 20's slip away and still haven't lost the weight I wanted to. On average, I gain about 3-5lbs a year and am ready to take control of my weight.

30 year old mom of three litle ones. I gained 83 pounds with my last pregnancy and have the last stubborn 25 pounds that have been hanging on for about a year! READY to get them OFF!

I'm 31 and single and feel alone in my weight loss process. My 2 best friends who I usually do most of my dieting with are both pregnant so they can give me the "good job" every now and then but I'm all alone in trying to eat right and work out. I basically have no buddy system with this.

I am about to face my first finals week of my college career. I love music so much that it is my major. I use music to keep me going when I run. I find it inspiring. I am 18 years old. I have never once felt skinny in my life. Maybe you prefer I use the term "fit" or "trim.". I was in ballet when I was five and my mother had a picture of me in my tutu framed and when she tried to put it up in the living room I bawled and told her she had to put it in her bedroom where no one else could see it. I didn't want anyone to see how fat I looked. I was five. I want to feel skinny. I don't want to be unhealthy, I just want to feel the way I never have before.

I'm 29 and want to get fit, i am fairly active i love walking and cycling but i now want to start running and getting fit. I work at a desk so i try to get to the gym three times a week.

I am 30 years old, married, no kids. I am a teacher currently unemployed and so am at home most days. I like going to the gym and attending fitness classes. I love to snow ski and I've taken up running...just a little bit!! I like to scrapbook when I have time.

I am 26 yrs old, female, 5'5". I have been between 140 -150lbs for the past 10yrs or more. I can't remember. I have signed up just to try something different. My biggest problem is motivation, so I am checking this out to see if it will help to talk to others. I am currently 152lbs. I hadn't checked in a while, but it confirms that I need to get this under control. Some recent back issues, so I need to be careful when exercising.

I am currently studying at a local university. I have tried different dieting programs various times but haven't been successful (quite obviously). I am a cheerful individual, only now I feel that my weight issues have weighed me down, making me believe that I am actually not that OK with being fat.

I just recently turned 35 and realize that I can't go on eating whatever I want anymore. My family has a history of high blood pressure and diabetes and I just don't want to go down that road. I know I need to adopt a healthier lifestyle but just can't seem to break my bad habits. I am trying to make some real changes in my life starting with my diet.

I am 21 years old.. I have no kids, no support, and I have a hard time staying determined.I am currently unemployed, I am going to be going back to college full time in the Spring. I am tired of being fat.. I have a lot of time on my hands right now and I just cant seem to lose this weight! I am tired of dreading the holidays..I can't even remember the last Christmas I truely enjoyed...

I am a active 43 year old mother of three great children 17, 15 and 8 years old, married 22 years to a supportive husband and been a Physical Therapist for 15 years. I feel like I'm a success in my personal life all except for my wgt. I currently wgt 168 and my goal is to be 115 which is appropriate for my 5'2" frame.

I'm 27 yrs old and I'm trying to figure out this crazy thing called life. I know that losing weight and getting in shape is going to help me out in a lot of ways. I'm getting so close to goal and having so much fun. I love exercising now and I'm learning things about myself that I never knew. I love my PT family and owe a lot of my success to them.

Here are some of my favorite quotes that have kept me going:

- Excuses or Results. You can't have both.

- I know I can do this because I AM doing it.

- When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

- You are stronger than you think you are.

- You can feel SORE tomorrow or you can feel SORRY tomorrow. You choose.

- Is this the healthiest choice I can make right now?

- Respect yourself and others will respect you. - Confucius

- Do or do not. There is no try. - Yoda

my name is julisa n im 20 i will beening weighing in every friday I BELIEVE IN MYSELF N I CAN

I used to be a runner and workout a lot. I used to be skinny, but after an injury and being sick for 6 months, I stopped exercising. I gained a lot of weight over the past year and a half and would like to get it back under control.

I am a 51 year old small business owner with my husband, and a seventeen year old daughter in college. While I home schooled her, I did not notice that I was ballooning up to 226 lbs on a 5ft 4inch frame. It was only after I developed asthma that I went on NutriSystem and lost 28 lbs. When I canceled the plan, I did not regain weight, but I did not continue to lose. A diagnosis of pre-diabetes in Aug 09 shook me into action. I have lost 30 lbs in 6 months, so I am half way there. I am giving myself a further 6 months for the rest. I believe slow and steady is the way to go.

I am turning 28 in February and I'd like to get a healthy start in the new year. I'd really love to decrease my bad habbit of binging and eating when I'm not even hungry. I have noticed a decrease in my energy and it just makes me feel bad about myself.

i am 25 yrs old, married female. i have struggled whole life with weight issues, this time i want to get rid of it forever.

I am a wife and a mother of three children. I enjoy running, playing softball and spending time with my family. More and more I find myself enjoying time in the gym. I currently have a desire to increase my nutrition knowledge to make healthier choices for myself and my family.

I am a 36-year-old mother of two boys. My oldest is 13 and my youngest is 8. I have been trying to lose the baby fat from my 8 year old. I am really struggling and would just love to be comfortable with myself again.

I'm 17, and a junior in high school. This is suppose to be one of the best times of my life, and I should be enjoying every second of it. I've been over weight since I was ten, and over the past two years I've lost close to thirty pounds. It was a very slow process, and I'm no where near where I want to be. Recently I've more of less given up, and not only in light of the new year, but also in light of my new found attitude, I'm ready to finish what I've started. I know that this is my last hope to be skinny for junior prom. I don't want to look back, when I'm older, and wish I'd only lost the weight. I've always been the one to hide in the shadows, because of my insecurities with my weight, but no more. This is my damn time to shine, and I will look smokin' in my prom dress come May!

work 2 jobs I have 3 grown sons out of the house and one daughter who is 12. I am divorced and very very busy. I am fortunate that one of my jobs are working from home. It seems I never have time to cook meals period let alone healthy ones, so guess what that means? fast food! too much too often. I have made a decision to stop this insanity and do something before I end up in the hospital with a heart attack or stroke. So here I am...

i am 42 years old 2 teenagers ,husband over seas. and a dog. have dibetas and depression and anxiety. Have bad knees and chronic fatigue.

In December 2004, I hit my highest weight of 205lbs. I was able to bring that down to 143lbs 14 months later in January 2006. However within 8 months I had gained 40lbs which is where my weight has basicly stayed since.

I love working out and do it daily. I work full time, have 3 kids and work out daily. I am actually in good physical condition, just thicker than I want to be.

I am 24 years old and I am just ready to be healthy.

i'm 25 years old and live in South Africa. Im originally from Brazil, but thats irrelavant at this point :P At the beginning of 2010 i made a decision that I had to change my life. And with each new day, i'm getting closer and closer to the person i want to be. I had to adjust the goal posts a bit from when i sarted in terms of my weight goals, but i try keep it all relevant. It took me 10 years to get fat, getting slim in 1 year really isnt bad going at all :)

I am a 37 year old Mom of 2- boy 8 girl 6. Married 11 years.

I work a full-time job... sometime over 40 per week(more then likely) crazy hours at that $30pm to 1am... I have a 5 yr old some single parent and unhappy with weight

I am a 41 year old married mother of 3 girls. I work from home as a sales manager and I feel like I either never leave the house, or am travelling a lot and not eating well along the way.

I'm a 44 year old homeschool mom (I have one teenage daughter), interested in Interior Design...I love watching HGTV, TLC, and the Food Network. I struggle with low energy (I had my thyroid removed years ago) so I don't get enough exercise.

I am 35 years old and am currently in school. I have always struggled with my weight. I am 5' tall and my current weight is 162lbs. I find myself skipping meals and then I get so hungry that I over eat, I snack a lot in the evening, my weakness is chips, nuts....all that salty fattening food! I am at a weight that now is actually effecting daily activities. Like simple housework makes me tired. So....enough is enough!!!! Time to get healthy!!!!!

hello all!- my name is enuh, uhmm im actually NEW to this and im basically the original girl whose been trynah lose weight for years now- i believe that maybe now its FINALLy time for me to do it- its just so hardd- because ive actually been big my whole life, growing up- but 2010 im hoping will be my year! :)

I am a 29 year old wife and mother of two boys, 5 and 3. I started my weight loss journey 11/1/09, weighing 224 lbs. On 1/13/10 I weighed in at 205.2 lbs.

I am a mother of 2. I dearly love my kids and want to get healthy not only for myself, but for my kids. I went through a time of depression where I turned to food. My job can get stressful and again I turn to food. I am an emotional eater! However, I have come to a turning point in my life and no one is in control of my life but me. I'm taking my life back!

I am 40 years old. I have three children, 16, 14, and 11. I recently got married in October and we live all together in Vermont's Northest Kingdom. I am currently a housewife, managing the home, kids....everything. I watch a 10 month old baby girl part time in my home which I enjoy very much. I love to read and watch good thrillers, my dogs, and designing and creating cards. I have a small world, with just a few close friends that are not local. I often feel lonely.

I am a 27 year-old grad student working to become a therapist. I love being in school and have more free time than ever. So now is the time for me to concentrate on myself. When I started losing weight back in August '09 I was 5'9" and weighed 203 lbs. My goal is to get to 150lbs by the end of summer 2010.

I am 25 and an English teacher at a parochial school. I'm originally from New York, but I have ventured to the heartland of the country. I'm now calling it home, though at times I wish I was closer to "home". I have been overweight for years with hundreds of excuses as to why I got this heavy. I've tried several diets and I've known I've needed to lose weight. But recently, it's become more of a health risk. (I also need to stop hiding behind my weight.) So, here I am. I read about this group in "All You" magazine and said, that sounds like me.

I'm 23 years old, lived in California all my life but recently moved to Oregon. I love singing, dancing, acting -- I'm a musical theatre junkie! I also love kids and teaching. I also have an amazing boyfriend from Australia who is so very supportive of me.

I am ready for a new me!

I'm a married 40 year old, stay at home mom of 3 boys. I've never loved exercise but have always been "active." I find that I'm spending more and more time driving kids to this and that and sitting on bleachers.

I was surprisingly extremely healthy my freshmen year of college and lost 20 lbs. I felt better than I ever have about myself. My sopmore year, on the other hand, has been emotionally rough and I have definitely gained that 20lbs back, plus some, due to emotional eating. Recently I have gotten back into eating healthy and working out as much as possible, but I get off track easily because I LOVE sweets & lack self control when it comes to sugar..

I will be nineteen on valentine's day eve. I am engaged to be married to my best friend from high school. I have always been over weight and spent two years losing a large bit of weight. in December 2008 I lost a very close friend to a drug overdose and gave up on my weight loss. nothing seemed important for a long time afterward. But I am ready today to lose the weight I tried so hard to lose before because I know it would have made him proud.

I am 26 and married (no kids yet). I am a finance analyst and also teach at a local university. I stay active but sometimes my busy schedule gets in the way of my a healthy lifestyle.

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.

17 years old. i already lost 6kg but i would like to lost 5 more. i ate my theighs :S

married for 22 yrs have one daughter she is 21 I work as a beauty advisor for Lancome Paris cosmetics and have fibromyalgia and was put on meds for it and gained 50 lbs in 2 months,

I'm a 41 yr old single mom of 3, teacher, happily dating someone with 5 young kids (yes, that's 8 kids... ages 6 - 12), who's done with the extra weight. I've put on 30 pounds in 3 years. What's up with that? I love being out doing things with friends, but the extra weight is putting me in avoidance mode; I just don't feel as attractive anymore.

I'm a mother of 2 awesome little boys and am married to my high school sweetheart. My hubby is in the army and we are currently stationed in Japan.

I'm a 22 year old female, and I've been active my whole life but find it harder to maintain an active lifestyle as I get older. My goal is just to be surrounded by others who are looking for a healthy lifestyle so I don't lose my focus on the same. Getting to know others with differing motivations is something I am interested in as well.

I am a 32 year old mother of 2 boys. I gained a lot of weight during my second pregnancy and have struggled ever since. I work steady midnights and don't get nearly enough sleep so I find it very hard to keep active. I lost 75 lbs about 4 years ago but sadly gained pretty much all of it back. Now I am looking to start again! I already know I can push myself to lose this weight and the biggest challenge is going to be keeping it off once it's gone!

I'm a 23 year old female who recently moved to the DC area. I had been working out a lot before I moved but then became much less active and ate much more. When I started dieting more consciously in April I weighed 161 pounds. I'm down to 148 right now and hoping to lose another 10-15! I originally had my goal set at 140 pounds, but this seems so attainable now that I've moved it down to 135 to keep the challenge!

I work full time, I am a mom to two teenagers, have a great husband. Just trying to be healthier. I have high cholesterol so I want to make good choices.

I play baseball, it is my passion, i have dreamed of being a professional baseball player since i can remember, I have one year of summer ball left before i start college and I feel the only thing holding me back from attaining my dream is my weight, so i am GOING to fix that.

I'm 31 year old female. Been running for 12+ years, 7 marathons and multiple road races, triathlon. I love endurance activities for mental and physical aspects.

I'm a 30 year old lady who loves to hang out with friends, shop, read erotica, travel for leisure and with friends, and enjoy eating a great meal. I'm not married, don't have any kids, and just living the single life with a roommate. I need the daily accountability of friends and family to make this weight loss my reality. I can't seem to get my hands around this new lifestyle and I'm tired of falling off and on. I want to do what's best for my health and my life overall. I'm ready to lose this weight and I need the encouragement of others.

I am a 45 year old professional, husband & father. I weighed 178 (1989), 209 (1993) and have since reached 250. I can gain/lose 10-20 in a month and frequently fluctuate between 230 and 240. I tend to over-analyze. In every aspect of my life I am a sprinter not a marathoner. I can work on a project for 16 hours straight, two or three days in a row but then I won't go back to it for months. I have a wealth of knowledge and coach/support others well but I can't seem to do the same for myself. I know that there is only a 1% difference between when things are working for me and when they are not but I cannot tap into that 1% with any regularity.

I am a Nationally Certified Fitness Instructor, and Co-Owner of a fitness center. I facilitate a weight management class. I have the best job in the world. I am committed to a healthy body and fitness and look forward to supporting and helping each other. I am happily married and have 2 terrific kids.

tried peertrainer in the past, ready to try again...I'm 39 years old and would like to get back to the shape I was in 15 years and 2 kids ago! I exercise daily but have been stuck in a rut and need some 25 lbs to lose............

HI! I am a teacher and a single mom of 3, and am now an empty nester! I have spent most of my adult life running around taking care of the kids, working full-time and running a household. I have not done a good job of taking care of myself, though. I have a lot of weight to lose, but am committed to succeeding this time.

I am single girl with no children I have struggled with my weight my whole life did manage to lose a significant amount in my early 20's but my binging reared it's ugly head... I need to stop making excuses and move on from all the past attempts and look ahead to the future without weight being a huge preoccupation in my life ready to be healthy and find a great guy that deserves me :)

35 - smart ass. Two kids under 3. I want to build my energy, strength, and all around wimpy-ness. Legal Secretary, wannabe blogger, semi-writer, sex educator.

I am 32 years old and live in San Diego, CA. I've struggled with weight for most of my life. I joined a 12 step program last year and lost 95 pounds. I now need to counter a small weight gain and maintain my loss. I never thought I could be a healthy weight and I'm still learning to live in this body. I'm a horse-back rider and compete in show jumping. I have two dogs and one cat and one fish. I also enjoy scuba diving, knitting, and reading.

Im 26 yrs old and have a job I love, a wonderful boyfriend and 2 great roommates. I'm in a really great place except for my weight. i feel uncomfortable in my clothes and I know it's my own fault because I love to eat and drink!

I'm 26 years old, and I teach high school science. I've been a member of peertrainer for a while now, on and off. I've lost about 50 pounds so far!!! Its very important to me to be healthy, and I actually enjoy working out (most days!) I'm looking forward to getting back into eating healthy and continuing to lose weight until I reach my goal.

43, SAHM 4 kids (12, 10, 9, and 2) I've lost 60 pounds in 2014! 280 to 220. Has been a super successful year. Gotta keep it going in 2015 (@204 currently) and live for L.I.F.E. Not just food. Wd like to lose at least 40 more. (170) But really want to weigh 140 which would be losing 70 more pounds.

I'm 41 and graduated from grad school in june 2010 for guidance and counseling.

I'm 30+ and is a positive and happy person. I enjoy sports and want to be more energetic. I believe that in order to have fitness for lifetime, I must work together with my body and mind instead of going against them. Therefore I choose to eat healthy food happily and to have fun in sport. Gradually I'll change my eating habits and my relationship with food. My first milestone will be going down to 140 pounds in this summer holiday. I know I can make it, it's not that difficult. My moto: I'm strong, I don't need that chocolate!

56 years old, married, computer programmer

I want my 30's to be fun and exciting... no more of this dieting crap, just maintance and activity.

I am 41 years old, married and the mother of 3 busy kids. They are 13, 11 and 5. I also teach 4 days a week. I try to find time for myself and exercising. I love to eat, drink and be merry and so I need to work on portion control and not making weekends a free for all.

I've used/tried just about everything under the sun. I've come to realize that no 'program' or 'pill' or anything like that is going to lose weight for me. I'm going to have to do the 'work' to see the results and that means changing my habits and attitudes about food.

I'm a fun loving person and am excited to lose this weight so that I can continue to do the things I love as well as try some new good shopping!

49 yrs old, mother of two, working part time, living in Athens, Greece

I have a 7.5 yr old and an 9 yr old. Both girls. I love being a stay at home mom, but I also work part time doing administratve work at my husbands store. I lost about 22 pounds on a clinic diet, then gained about 15 back. I love having fun. If something isn't fun or satisfying, I won't stick with it. I'm a lot more disclipined with my diet than workouts.

Stressful, fast-paced job. I'm hoping to use the peertrainer community to keep me accountable for what I eat, and for working out every day. I'm hoping to make a permanent lifestyle change, and lose all the "office work" weight I've gained in the last 3 years.

I'm 22 years old, in my final year of nursing school and loving life! Feeling better about my body would be the sugar-free icing on the cake. ;)

I recently read "Binge Breaker!" by Dr. Peter Miller and it put a new perspective on my yo-yo dieting. I fluctuate often between 15 pounds and this last time I gained it in less than three months. It has killed my metabolism and self-esteem. I work out regularly and eat pretty healthy but I always end up ruining it by bingeing (usually on carbs) without a thought. I need help staying accountable and consistent and I'm hoping to find that here!

I am a 26 year old graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA who lives in the Hampton Roads area. My Husband and I just celebrated our one year anniversary in September. We just built our dream home and moved in at the middle of February, which has been a stressful change...but awesome at best. We are both food conoisseurs who LOVE to cook...and eat!! We have three four-legged children; Charlie is our 130 pound, one year old Bullmastiff; Lilly is a three year old Rottweiler; and Skippy is our seven year old American Quarter Horse. We have a cute little family...maybe Wes and I will have some two-legged kids one day...but for now, we'll take the animals! :)

i buld myself up to do great then take a big fall

37. Looking to adopt newborn and hoping to be in great shape in time for baby's arrival. Patrick and I been married 8 years in Nov.

I'm happily single, and hope to stay that way. I have a family which, like most families, is sometimes supportive and sometimes a pain in my derriere. I like my work but wish I earned more money. People describe me as smart and warm and easy to be around. But that doesn't really tell you much, does it?

I am 34 years old. I have 2 children..16 and 14. I have been overweight most of my late 20's and early 30's. I have lost weight before but have never been able to keep it off. It has been a terrible battle for me this past few years expecially.

Candace Maria is the name. I have tried losing weight many of times in my short 20 years, but I always seem to get discouraged amd give up. Not this time. I've gone so far this time as to start a blog following my journey of weight loss and self discovery. Feel free to follow it: I'm ready to do this right. I'm buying a bike and walking everywhere. There is no giving up this time.

I am 32 with one son, 11 yrs old plus two 'bonus' children, 10 (boy) and 13 (girl). I live with my boyfriend and son and the other two kids are with us half time. We ride motoX alot with the kids and spend a lot of time at other activities with them, bmx racing, etc.

I am 43 and have a 8 year old and a 5 year old. I finally lost the weight I have been wanting to lose!

I am 34 years old and have an awesome 2 year old son and a loving husband. Back in 2006 I weight what I do now, 190 lbs. Through diet and exercise, I lost 60 lbs. and looked/felt great. But then I got pregnant and sort of let everything go. I gained 50 lbs. with the pregnancy and although after I delivered I was able to lose 30 of that amount, I totally gave up and have ballooned back up to where I was when I started. I am currently very overweight and feel awful about the way I look and feel. I am ready to do it all over again and lose the weight for good. I want to get pregnant again, but not until I am at a reasonable weight. I want to learn this go around how to KEEP the weight off and not get lazy. I am ready to make the change for good.

I'm 33, in a PhD program, outdoorsy, and trying to say goodbye to a persistent extra 20-30 pounds.

I'm 29 and fed up being overweight! I want to loss the extra weight once and for all!!

I am an early-50's female, wife of over 30 years and mother of two adult children (one back home). I work for a large corporation in the health care industry. I love traveling, nature and the outdoors. Now that I have pasted the dreaded 50, I am trying to redefine myself. I earned my college degree at age 49, I am a certified scuba diver who never dives, and I hate to cook but love to eat. I lost over 50 lbs with Weight Watchers and decided to become a leader. I gave it up because it took too much time (and paid very little). I stopped going to meetings (for various reasons I like to roll into the “if you know how hot dogs are made, you wouldn’t eat them” category. This, plus a high-stressed job, too much travel, and peri-menopause, led to regaining my weight.

I'm 30 years old.I have 3 great kids.My oldest is 15,my middle child is 8,and the baby is now 3.I'm a stay at home mom.I also take care of my granny she can no longer live alone.I have been with my man for 5 years now.He is a great support system, but he is in great shape always has been.So he really don't understand how I feel.

A busy professional with an active social life. I love good food and wine and want to balance my love of the good things in life with a long healthy fit existence :)

I am 22 and a Senior in college. I have never really been too serious about losing weight. I never really thought of myself as overweight because I was able to hide it with the clothes I wore, but now I have finally admitted to myself that I need to get healthy and really need to lose the weight for my health. Definitely going to need support, but can't go to my family without them being overbearing and trying to run my diet and exercise routine. Last summer I tried to get serious about my weight loss, but I was in an accident and my injuries prevented me from doing much of anything and when I was able to do a little exercise I used my injury as a reason to avoid any strenuous activity.

I started working to lose weight because if a health scare but now I just want to do it to be healthier, sexier & better looking. And not spend a fortune trying to buy clothes.

I am a mom to five amazing children. It seems I never have time for myself. I really don't know how to fit in an excercise program because most of my days consist of pulling out of my drive at 7 am and returning at 7-9 pm. I work full time as a teacher, all of our teenagers are active in sports, and I am a BeautiControl consultant, so days are jam packed! My husband and I spend $100 a month on two different gym memberships, and rarely grace the doors. :)

43 yrs old, feel 22.....runner, mother, wife.

I am 49 years old now. My 48th year was plagued with serious health issues. I now feel like a million bucks comparatively but I need to take everything a step further and lose the weight and get healthy.

I'm 24 5'1 and even though I work out almost everyday I don't lose a pound. Its so frustaring to watch what you eat and work out and have no results. I noticed my bod changed a tiny bit but I want to lose this fat. The good part is I am being more healthy!

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.

I'm a very active person, I just want to stop eating so much and I need motivation because my family is ok with living an unhealthy life, while I am not. I'm on a competitive soccer team so all my teammates have seemingly perfect bodies so I feel self-conscience at pool parties. I'm 5'4", weigh 128#, and have a 31" waistline. I know it's healthy to have a 32" waistline but this still looks bad on my body type since I have short legs too.

49 years old, mother of two daughters, love vegan eating, yoga and walking / jogging. Problem with night time binge eating

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

I'm 31, married andhave 2 kids. I've always been on the larger side but have just got bigger and bigger over the years.

I tend to go through phases where I'm either SUPER healthy or completely off the rails. I'm a single mom to a 7 year old girl, and I'm terrified of starting her off with bad habits. She has a lightning metabolism and has never struggled with her weight, but I don't want any of the weight problems or body image issues I have to rub off on her.

Grad student in my twenties lost almost 30 lbs last year but haven't been able to lose for a few months now.

I'm a self motived person, who loves to learn and laugh. I have a one year old son and wanted to get back to my old weight only to realize that I'm already at my old weight and that my old weight is no good.

I am a mother of four. I have gone back to school to become a teacher. I am currently working full time as a sub. I am overweight and have been since college. I like to be active, but need help to lose the weight.

I like to lurk around the site and pick up encouragement through what I read. I know it seems very passive, especially for a place like Peertrainer, but it's what I feel the most comfortable with. :)

I've had problem with my weight since I was a teenager, but I was never overweight. I gained my weight when I moved to Canada. I think I gained about 60-70 lbs in 2 years. I didn’t' realize what I'm doing with my self. Emotional Eating is the worst Addiction! I would go to the fast food while I was at work or school. When I was upset I would go to fast food 2 times a day! I am so sick of thinking about diet, weight loss. It takes all of my free time. I just need to focus on it for a few months and then maintain it for the rest of my life. I CAN DO THIS! I HAVE TO.

I am a 23 year old devoted and loving guy. Met my gf here in escondido, we're having our first baby, I am trying to lose enough weight to join the navy, looking for anyone with any helpful useful advice.

I have been on NutriSystem since Oct. 1, 2009, and as of March 17, 2010, I have lost 64 pounds. However, I am trying to win this battle by hitting it from all angles. I use a recumbent bike, walking, housework, Wii Fit and Wii Big Brother for exercise. Though I am not to the point where I have a regular exercise regimen yet, this is something I am working on. I am 38 years old and have been a vegetarian for the last 30 years. I welcome friends of all kinds. No judgments made here because I definitely live in a glass house. :o)

30 yr old triathlete

I am a 52 year old married mom with one son 26 and two sons that have lived with me since they were small and are now almost 10 and 11. Their adoption should be final this year. We are also foster parents so our lives differ depending if we have extra children in our home. Right now we are having a bit of a break. I live in a very isolated Island in Northern Ontario where I work full time, running a kitchen. I know what to eat, I know how to lose weight I just haven't been doing it. Jan 6th I weighed in at 253 and decided that was enough. I have many excuses like most people but thats all they are excuses. So I started weighing in every week on Tuesday mornings and as of this week I was down to 233. Twenty down 73 to go! My oldest son is getting married in July and would like to lose 30 more before then if possible. I have had good weeks and bad weeks, I am hoping this site helps me to have all good weeks!

I am an educator working at the district level.I was extremely happily married to my wonderful husband for 22 years. He was my rock and my support in everything even though he was physically ill all of our marriage. He passed away in August of 2012 after 4 long years in and out of the hospital. That first year he was sick I gained 30 lbs to a bit over 200lbs. Through Peertrainer and Dr. Fuhrman, I lost almost 80lbs and now weigh 126. I had been attending the untiversity and was almost through with a Ph.D but had to stop to care for my husband. I dont think I will go back. I have a huge supportive family and a lot of good friends. I am trying to find out how to live the rest of my life in a way that honors my husband's memory. He never complained and lived his life to the fullest, refusing limitations. I am working on it! I am vegan, still need to exercise, and an Elvis devotee. That is part of who I am and part of my daily experience. My kids are all grown with kids and grandkids of their own. My goals include getting back to running and finding a way to be happy.

39, busy single mother of two amazing daughters,5&10. I WILL be fit by 40! Have managed 75+ pound losses several times before, know what to do, know I'm capable of doing it, just need to find the energy and motivation to begin "PROJECT ME"

I'm 25 years old and married. I'm currently in graduate school full time studying anesthesia. I work out 5-7 a week and eat healthy (for the most part) but the weight doesn't budge. I'm hoping that logging ALL of my food intake will help me to be more conscientious and will get the weight off!!

I am a mother to three children,ages 11,8,and 6. I am also a full time student in college and struggle with life and occasional depression.

I am a Japanese Major currently studying abroad in Japan, and through all the stress and haphazards of living in another country with a completely differently culture AND DIET, my body has been thrown out of wack. Unsure if it is the extreme increase of the intake of white rice or the delicious cakes and bread, something has to change. It also doesnt help that the Japanese love to drink, and so do I. I am still young, in most peoples eyes, but if i dont change now, I suppose I never will. Procrastinating is one of my strong points, something I need to attack first.

I'm 23 years old and a junior at the University of North Texas, double majoring in Emergency Administration and Planning and Public Policy. I like to read, watch documentaries on Netflix and quote Catcher in the Rye and the Big Lebowski. I've been heavy my entire life, but over the past 3 years, I've put on an extra 30 pounds, making me an obese 196 pounds on my 5'4" frame. My ultimate goal is to have my dream body by my 25th birthday- see Jessica Alba for full effect ;)

30-something married female. Looking for a weight loss buddy

I am a mother of a beautiful 1 year old Daughter and I wife to a beautiful Husband. I am unhappy and need some motivation to change my life.

Hello, my name is lily I love to dance. I am a college student currently my sophomore year. I just recently had a baby 7months ago. I've been married for a year! My husbands the best.

I'm a junior in high school. I'm very athletic. I'm currently involved in track and field. I weigh 211, height is 5'9. I want to get to the weight 170.

I'm 32, 5'11.5, SAHM of one little girl, battling Chronic Lyme Disease, PCOS, and multiple hormonal imbalances. I also have several food allergies - some that I must avoid completely and others that I have to rotate every couple weeks. I also have a major modeling agency in Seattle (TCM Models) that wants to sign me, but there is a twist to plus-size modeling. If you want to do live fashion shows, you have to look plus-size, but if you want to do print work for catalogs and ads, you have to be between 10-14 (yes, size 10 is now considered plus-size). So I told the modeling agency I wanted to do print work more than live fashions shows and they told me they'd wait to sign me. They told me to come back when I am ready even though they are ready for me right now. Being plus-size used to mean "I'm Fat" in my mind, but after seeing all the models who are sizes 10, 12, 14 and totally toned with beautiful curves (and don't even look plus-sized), it makes me proud to be plus-size and I want to represent my "roots" always. I just know that right now I am NOT confident enough with myself. I look back at pictures of myself around 190 (and I'm 5'11.5) and I don't know why I wasn't happy! It's just craziness!!!! In fact, my husband doesn't know why I'm not happy now . . . and frankly neither do I!!! I want to get back to where I was because I need to finally be happy with who I am and not be obsessed with what I'm not. This is INSANITY! I'm tired of my weight being the sole source of how my day will go. There's a song that says "You never know what you got 'til it's gone". Well that's the truth! And when I get my life and weight where I want it to be, I want to show my gratitude by helping others with their battle. Heck, I want to show my gratitude all along the way . . . with every little success whether it be 5 or 0.5 pounds lost in a week. Maybe I'll have a week where I went up 0.3. Well I want to be grateful this time and say that at least it wasn't up 3 pounds!!! I'm ready to make lemonade . . . for the rest of my life.

I am 26, finishing my bachelor's degree, working on medical school applications, and working a student job. I spend a lot of time with my family, cherish time with my friends, and spend a great deal of time volunteering.

I'm 24 yrs. old. I have a 5 year old daughter. I am currently in a serious relationship with an amazing man who loves me just the way I am.... and most of all I'm happy

I am 20 yrs old and a university student,,i work fulltime and have almost full time classes, so i dont realy get enough sleep and i eat just whatever i can reach to, cuz m alway sbusy or i wanna save that tiem to sleep,,,nd that leads me to make unhealthy food choices.

3 years ago I was diagnosed with a virus called EBV (Epistein Barr Virus) and I have had issues trying to find a program that would work with me and my disease. I am a self diagnosed stress eater and since my boyfriend has left for Iraq I have been steadily gaining weight. I want to loose all the weight I have gained since he left and maybe a little more just to tone up and be healthy.

I weigh 120-121 pounds, all my life I've been petite but this year I've gained so much FAT weight because of emotional eating it's a never ending and viscious cycle that has completely effected my life and is holding me back. I am hoping to have support on here and motivation. I really just want to eat only healthy foods but it's hard when I don't know bout much to eat, please help! I'm almost 17.

I am 17 years old, and about to graduate from high school. I am going to University of Maryland, Baltimore County starting Fall 2010. I enjoy soccer, football, and videogames.

Hi! =) I'm Jen. 27 y/o from FL.

Well, this is my 3rd go around with the scale. I am 35 married with an 8 and 9 yr old and my normal weight should be around 115-120. However, it's always a struggle to keep weight off. I've lost 60 lbs before becoming pregnant and then gained it all back plus way more during my two back to back pregnancies. Then, I lost 120 lbs which put me back at 120 and then it all came back several years later but now I'm bigger than ever at a current weight of 271. I have lost 32 lbs in the last 9 weeks though, so I know I'm on my way, but with my first vacation planned for the Bahamas next March, I have really got to get it together. There ain't no way I'm gonna look anything but hot when I go! I'm gonna post a pic on here soon.

I am 25 years old and consider myself to be an active person. I love working out and am actually in very good shape despite being 25 pounds overweight. I have found that being athletic AND overweight has made it more difficult to shed the excess pounds. I need the most help with not overeating in the evenings and staying with the program when I plateau. I have been on Weight Watcher since November 2010 and have lost approx 25 lbs. since then. It came off so slowly because I was not as committed to the plan as should've been. I am now ready to commit to this and lose another 35 lbs. I am aiming to do this before the end of August. I am excited to have additional support from PEERtrainer!

I'm in my early 20s, female. Work and sit a desk/computer for most of the 8hours each day.

I am a 26 year old Nurse In Childrens intensive care

Hi! I'm Sopralto, a 39 year old married mum of two (5, 3), based in Dunedin, NZ. I love music, blogging, and hanging out with friends at the pub.

My goal is to lose 20 pounds in 7 weeks. My groups here at PT are Eat To Live Fight Club, We Will Succeed, Aussie Kiwi Metric Healthy and Kiwis Getting Trim!.

Now I'm on the move back down to a healthy weight, mainly by avoiding dairy and junk food. I'm following Joel Fuhrman's incredible Eat To Live plan. Check it out - I'm loving it.

My weakness foods are chocolate, chips, and general junk food. Anything fried is a problem. But I'm working hard to solve these problems, and leave the blubber behind permanently.

I'm 22, third year university student, currently living in Japan learning Japanese for a year exchange. I've been overweight for all of my life.

I am a 51 year old woman from Northern Minnesota. I have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. I work in a totally male dominated environment, but spend my free time involved in the belly dance community. I have always, always, had weight and body issues. I have been thin, obese, fit, and unhealthy in my lifetime. about 5 years ago I lost 100 pounds following a low carb dieting, so this weight gain is devastating to me, and I can't seem to pull myself up out of it

I have an over all positive view in life and enjoy it very much. I can occasionally bring myself down but try hard to avoid doing so. I have two beautiful dogs that I love. An awesome and supportive boyfriend. I have a membership to Curves and go at least three days a week. I have been trying to motivate myself to go four to five days a week. I have a hard time getting up early to do so.

I am a stay at home mom ( cant seem to find a job right now) I have 3 Kids, i have a grandson who is 15 months old and one that is on the way in December. I love being outdoors and love to walk, give me my music and i can walk all day.

I have been married for almost 26 years now and have a sixteen year old daughter. I have struggled with weight for years, although I dont consider myself obese...just "pudgy"

I am a shy person. I love to have fun but usually just stay at due to my weight. I want to change myself into a happier/outgoing person and finally get rid of my medication that I have been dependent on for a number of years.

22 year old recent college graduate who is trying to figure out where life is taking me! Hope to go to grad school sometime in the future but need a boost of confidence to get me there.

I am a 27 year old Mom and have decided that I need to lose some weight so that I can have more energy for my daughter

At the end of high school I weighed around 50kg. I went travelling around Europe solo and gained quite alot of weight. When I returned to Australia, all my attempts to lose weight usually ended up with me putting more on, and I have ended up as a yo-yo dieter. I am determined to this time lose weight in a sustainable manner.

My name is Salman, 2 yrs ago i became fit, i lost 30kgs, 66 pounds. I then went back to my old life style of fast food & gained 33 kgs, 73 pounds. I know that weight loss is possible, i've lost weight before. This time i'm not going to consider this a temperary change. I want to loss the weight, be fit & stay fit. I'm 128 Kg, 282 pounds now, I need to loose 44 kg, 97 pounds.

I am 28 years old. I have two boys, ages 9 & 4. I work at a swimming pool retail store in Sarasota Florida.

Im 35 years old with three kids and love them to death

I am nurse- but behind a desk all day.

I'm 24 years old and this is the heaviest I have ever been in my life. I recently graduated from college and the freshman 15 turned into the freshman 50! I don't feel attractive or healthy and I want to get back to a healthy weight.

Entering my third year of college, and working this summer!

I'm a married Christian home schooling mom. I have a lot of baggage related to food and eating that I'm hoping to overcome.

I live in Portland with my boyfriend and our 2 cats and 1 dog. I'm a student studying biology and enjoy being outdoors!

I am now 56 -- and want to be as healthy as I can be. I tend to start and stop but am realizing that time is not on my side and its time to get a handle on my health once and for ALL. I love fitness stuff, but tend to be lazy! Married to my best friend -- have a wonderful son out of college and working in the big world.

I am... - a closet weight loss blogger (stop by for a visit at ) - a thin, athletic personality trapped inside a cocoon of fat - 40ish - intelligent - wickedly funny - a "retired" paramedic who wants to get back on a truck - intensely motivated to reach my goals - focused on helping other people reach their own weight loss and fitness goals

I'm 23,stay at home wife, I've been married for a little over a year, and would like to loose the extra weight i have put up after the wedding. I would like to loose 10-15 pounds ASAP... I'm trying to watching my calorie intake, by drinking a lot of water, and trying to knock out carbs. My main source of excercise is cardio...I try and walk at least 2 hours a day ( an hour in the AM hour in the pm)....... July 19.10 - Weigh in 145.00

I'm 61, married 28yrs to a very supportive husband who is about as wide as a pencil. We both grew up on farms and enjoy country living. I'm an avid horse person/rider who enjoys anything outdoors. Since retiring from FT to working 3 days a week I have been able to enjoy more gardening. This year I have plenty of containers and new flower beds because we did some major landscaping last year which required that I either put plants in containers or loose them. My hope is that I will use this site to loose weight and share info with other like minded people.

Late 30's, working mom (we have an almost 1 year old at home), married. My spouse is working full time and in school full time until next May (2011).

I'm a 53 old retired teacher/school librarian (diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy in 2004 and had to retire early). Married for 33 years to my sweet husband, 5 grown children (1 daughter attending university and living at home) - no grandchildren - yet! Love to read, play piano, harp and sing. Have lost weight many times and found it again each time. Hoping that I can become more consistent in eating healthy and exercising.

I am 23, married, work full time and have a two year old.

I am married with no children. I have an adorable dog and a finicky cat. I enjoy gardening and reading.

I am 44 years old and a stay at home mom of two teenage boys. I have been on this weight loss journey for a while now. I had lost a total of 20 lbs over the past 18 months, but have since had 5-7 pounds creep back on as I was not really paying attention to what I was eating!!! I love my wine, but know that I need to give it up at least during the week ;-). I just need to stay motivated to lose that last 10 or so lbs to make it to my goal weight of 135!.

I am a 26 year old young professional looking to finally get motivated to lose weight. I am not great when it comes to keeping up with an exercise program and always find excuses to skip them. I need to ditch the excuses and lose the weight!

I love to look and feel good. I love clothes shopping but that's on hold until I get back in shape!

HI! Im 17 years old, 5'4 and 150 lbs. I absolutely hateee the way I look. I love to exercise but also try to keep a strict diet which I cant stick to and then pig out. I cant live like this anymore and just thought that being part of a support group would really help.

28, have struggled with weight for most of my life and I'm finally to get my body to a healthy place.

I am a mom of 3, happily married for 7 years now, I am turning 30 next month and want to lose weight while i still feel young.

i live for softball im always playing it. I just recently had shoulder surgery and gained weight thats the reason for wanting the weight loss(:

I am a mother of 3 (11, 8, and 7) who works at home as a Medical Transcriptionist. Sitting on my behind all day for the last 10 years had caused me to add almost 60 pounds to my "ideal" weight, but after hard work I lost 40 of it. 30 to go and I hope this site will help me do that. Thanks.

I am a 36 yr old mother to a wonderful 7 yr old boy and wife to my best friend and husband of 10 years. I need to lose about 10 pounds (at least) and get in shape. I have lost 6 pounds in a "biggest loser" type challenge in the past 4 weeks.

I've been overweight my whole life. Recently I woke up and decided to get over myself. No more excuses, no more "I'll do it tomorrow", no more general laziness when it comes to my health. I'm going to do this, I'm going to get healthy.

Sophomore in college-undecided major! I currently weight 280 and would like to lose 15 lbs by the end of the year and go from there!

I like chocolate. That is all.

I'm 19 and not overweight, but I weigh more than I did at the beginning of the summer :( I want to ultimately lose 25 pounds in three months, losing a pound every four days. HOPEFULLY it all works out. I have a problem with junk food... that's what I'll have to work on the most. That, and going to the gym routinely.

I'm a recent college grad starting my first "real" job. I've struggled with weight since forever. Dieting scares me because my sister struggled with bulimia and anorexia until her death July 2009. Her death was difficult for me and I gained about 30 pounds as part of my grieving process. I don't like "diets", I want a food plan I can keep for the rest of my life. I've lost almost 30 pounds, but I'm ready to lose the rest, plus more, to achieve a healthy goal weight.

stay at home (with a home business) mom with two teenage boys and an engineer husband. I am fairly muscular but have too much fat. I need to feel strong to be happy with myself and while I have always been an exerciser, I have also been an emotional overeater.

i am 21 yrs old, i have had a problem with my weight starting with highschool. then i drastically lost 50 pounds using diet pills and weighed 147. i then got into a relationship and got comfortable. the pounds just packed on. now i weigh 210! and im miserable. I JUST WANT TO BE HAPPY!

I'm 21, a student, and I currently live in Beijing. I did used to be about 168 lbs but I lost about 28lbs last year before I moved out to China in August. Now I'e been here for six months and the weight is creeping back on (about 7lbs), mostly because I stopped exercising and started drinking again, not to mention all the pork dumplings...I would like to get to my goal weight (finally) of 120lbs.

32, 5'5" 145 lbs now 125 goal + create an active sustainable lifestyle. recently returned to grad school...not much free time to cook or shop and i'm eating on the run. i'm also on quite a budget, so i'm choosing bad foods that cost less.

I am a 169cm 19yr old female, who weighs 120kg. I am training to be an early childhood teacher and currently work in childcare. I want to lose weight for myself, my health and my career.

Im a mother with a 2 year old daughter, needing to make some lifelong changes in my life.

I am a 26 year old black male in Charlotte, NC. I am a caretaker for special needs individuals by day and a music producer by night. I am in a relationship and have just about anything a man could ask for except for ideal bodyweight!

SAHM with a past career in the health care field, mother to 4 kids, wife to a soldier. I have very little time for myself between being a mother and the expectations for my involvement in my husbands work activities. I love to sew and craft, dislike the cold, and really have not found much joy in exercise!

I am 27 years old and a stay at home wife. I have a nine year old stepson who I love very much. I have five cats, who are my full time babies lol... I have been trying to lose weight off and on for years but have always ended up falling off the wagon. Now that my husband and I are finally living in an apt with no roommates, I feel that I can take the time to focus on me and getting this weight off.

I'm Jess. I'm 23 and a photography student at MSU. I work as a manager at Massage Envy and as a freelance photographer. About 2 1/2 years ago I weighed 225lbs and decided to start eating "better" (less) by going to weight watchers. I also started exercising after being pretty inactive for a few years. I started slow and built up a decent foundation which led to me losing 47 lbs in about a year. I started playing ultimate frisbee for my college team which kept me working hard until I tore my ACL one day at practice in January 2010. For the past year I've been almost completely inactive because of this. At first it was because I literally couldn't use my knee, which believe it or not actually led to a depression of sorts because of the inability to exercise. After a while I realized I could do some types of exercise but had completely lost motivation to do so and instead gained 10lbs back. For the past few months I've been trying on and off to get excited about exercise again, but have been unsuccessful. I've had my eye on Crossfit for the better part of the last two years, but have always been super intimidated. I feel like this is just exactly where I need to be and I'm really loving it so far.

Male, 22. Currently studying for a Master's degree in Chemistry.

I am a 27 year old who goes in and out of being very active to sitting on my butt. I currently can't afford a gym because I am in school and the weather is so cold to work out outside so I have gained a few over the winter.

Goal: 223 to 170 in 1 year. Currently, wearing size 14/16 pants and XL shirts.

10-9-2012 – 223.6

I am a 25 year old from Wisconsin. I'm an Internal Auditor for a large company, which allows me to travel 40-50% of the year, which sometimes tempts me to make poor decisions with food. I was a very active athlete in high school and once college came around, it went all downhill from there. I am anxious to get back to a healthy weight.

I am a 21 year old university student. I have a hard time motivating myself to get to the gm. I have major depression which makes it hard (not impossible) but hard to motivate myself.

I am 28 yrs old i work and go to school full time

I am 34 years old, a working mom with 2 boys ages 5 years and 11 months. A few years back I lost 50 pounds and kept it off until my second child and have slowly been creeping back up again. I started to realize that my pants are very tight and found out my cholesterol is high. Now its time to get my big butt in gear.

I've lost weight before just to gain it back - though I've never gained it all back. Right now I am struggling to lose the weight I gained in graduate school. I was on peertrainer before starting school and almost made it to my goal weight. I am back because this works and I need the support. Newly married, living in a new town, working a hectic new job, and dealing with all the challenges that come with it. My life is good, but it would be even better if I felt more comfortable in my body.

I am a very happily married homeschooling mom of 2 teenagers.

29 year old single professional, mother of 1 child.

I'm a 24 yr. old Canadian girl who started at 210lbs and lost 40lbs through a healthy diet (mostly weight watchers) and exercise. I have about 10 pounds left to lose and it's all on my thighs. It's going to be tough but I'm going to try my hardest to shed what my mama gave me.

Early twenties, university graduate, living abroad, aesthetically engaged, athletically disengaged.

I'm a mom of a 6-month old baby boy. I put on the extra weight during my pregnancy and am finding it hard to lose it. My son doesn't sleep at night and I'm incredibly sleep deprived. I tend to comfort eat and am eating lots of sugar just to keep myself going during the day cause i barely get more than 4 hours sleep a night! I also don't have time to get to gym and have just started work again.

Young at heart: look at each day as a gift: believe in treating people with respect, candor and fairness; retired; health problems related to cognitive damage, and other physical ailments- some of which can be somewhat alleviated with the new me I am creating. Live on a beautiful all sports lake with my nearly perfect husband and darling little rescue Maltese/Bichon. Realize as an empty nester that my spouse and I are family; adult children & grandchildren r busy w/ their jobs & lives and distance from us. So, it is up to us to fashion our lives around our relationshp and our daily home life.

In a LTR, vegetarian, self employed, struggled w/ weight my whole life.

i am 27, working lady..

I'm an overwight 22 year old girl. I'm a medical student and I have around 45 pounds of extra weight.

I'm a girl from Germany who loves to travell and is now ln Iceland. Now I realized that I am not happy with my body but mostly I am just ignoring the fact that I should loose weight because I love to eat. tall: 5.84 ft and arround 176 Ib (23.5.11)

I'm from Germany and I'm 17 years old. I'm 5,41 ft high and my weight is about 176,37 lb. My favourite hobby is horseriding. I'm loving it to be together with such beautiful and graceful creatures. And i'm sorry for this bad english :)

26 years old music lover and singer. If there is a great song on at the gym it always pushes me that extra mile without me really noticing the pain!

I am 31 years old and a stay at home wife and mother of 2 beautiful children. I have a girl who is 3 and a little boy who is 2.

I'm 22 years old and just started working as a nurse on a Med/Surg floor. I work three 12-hour night shifts a week. I am single and living at home with my mom and little sister.

29yo mom trying to start and mantain a healthier lifestyle

I'm 52. My current weight is 179.2. I'm married. I have no kids. I teach so I am busy and stressed and don't get a lot of sleep for 9 months of the year. I like to do things like bike, walk, hike...but I live a pretty sedentary lifestyle inbetween walking, riding etc. Essentially I am a lazy person who likes to relax and read and surf the web more than exercise. One thing I really hate doing is "cooking". I don't eat fast food, I am a coffee addict (quad shot cappuchino or double Americano's only). My downfall is sweets (chocolate, ice cream, chocolate).

A 41 male that has a really busy life and recently learned he HAS to loose weight in order to keep his health.

I love eating rice, carbo , chocolates..

I love food and I love sweet and baked products.

Hey everyone! I'm a 21 year old female. I've been making a lot of excuses for the past 3 years and I'm ready to start holding myself accountable. I've realized that no one/nothing is physically stopping me from reaching my weight loss goals. Now I'm ready to kick ass! I hope that you'll all come and support me in turn I will give back support. I look forward in joining this weight loss journey with you all.

Happily married with lovely kids. Work full-time = sit 40 hours/week in cubicle. Struggling with my weight for the past decade, often lamenting what I used to be (size 6 without trying). Those days are over, and I've never quite moved beyond that thinking.

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

I am the mother of two children (10 and 4 months). I am self employed as a business owner and medical transcriptionist. I am 31 years old. My name is Jessica

iam 20 yrs old and iam not liking the way iam eating. i want by the time i graduate to be fit and healthy,

I have been a Travel Consultant for 17 years & I have worked at the same agency for the past 14 years. I live with my boyfriend, 2 dogs & a cat. I love astronomy, Steelers nature, animals, autumn, music, comedies. Joking & laughing is the highlight of my day! :)

I'm 26 years old and am a nursing student. I am engaged to be married summer of 2012 and would like to look good for my wedding.

I'm 26. I'm a stay at home mom to an active 1yr old. I want to finally get this weight off! My mom struggled with weight her whole life. She finally got gastric bypass a few years ago. Although she is now skinny the bypass caused many side effects, like nerve damage in her legs. I don't want to end up like that. I need some motivation, please!

Woman of many hats that accidentally gained 30 lbs!

I am a 32 year old wife to Jeff, and mother of 3 wonderful kids. I work as a billing assistant for a large manufacturing company. I love spending time with my kids and my family and friends.

I'm in my early 30's and have a 5 year old daugher. My weight's been going up consistently for a while. I'm 5 foot 6 and weigh 154 pounds. I'd love to lose about 20 of those pounds, preferably mainly from my stomach.

a 27 year old about to get married. I want to lose 20 pounds so I look awesome on my wedding day and on my honeymoon. I want to start my new life feeling accomplished and proud.

I am in my 50's and a native Texan. I have been married for 25 years and we have a wonderful son named Edward. Both my son and I are liecended massage therapist,but have had a hard time working, because we have been caring for in- laws and for both my parents,so my husband has been the one working full time.

Brainy 38-yr-old who needs to lose about half my body weight. Long history and habits have been keeping me in a state of on-going resistance, with short-term successes followed 2-3 weeks later by quitting and the start of the next cycle. ~ IMPORTANT IDEAS ~ (1) Allow for the possibility that this program / this time can lead to long-term change (despite past evidence to the contrary) -- aim to start totally fresh, with beginner's mind. (2) We always live up to our expectations, not our desires. (3) Our expectations are based on past results (which are based on past actions). (4) The way to break the cycle of future expectations / beliefs coming from past failures is to take LOTS of SMALL positive actions to bolster up fledgling motivation and self-belief.

39 yrs old, 2 lil kids, SAHM, revamping career. Garden and renovate house for fun. I used peer trainer between ~2002 -2007 and lost 70 lbs, but after two kids and stressful jobs they all came back. Now I have a routine where I can exercise again, as a stay at home mom. So I know what I need to do, but need to make sure I do it! I don't want it to take five years again, I need to be ruthless with my diet and determined and consistent with my exercise.

I enjoy being with my family, I love to ride 4 wheelers and be outdoors. I have 2 amazing little boys they keep me going they also love to be out doors and playing with the dogs. I have recently prior to this year lost about 14 lbs and then end of July 2012 I decided I wanted to lose my and I got down to 154 wich was a additional 25 lbs lost and gave up and I am currently around the 160ish stage and would like to be 140!

I'm 51 yrs, and a professional counselor. I have gained and lost, gained and lost several times, and am tired! I really need to change the way I eat and the food choices I make. I want to feel good about me!

I'm a busy homeschooling mama of two tween daughters. I enjoy running, but sometimes lack the motivation to get out and get it done. I focus on a whole-foods, plant-based diet, but I struggle with a major sweet tooth, especially with chocolate. Three years ago, I was at my highest ever non-pregnancy weight of 174. I'm now down 30 lbs, but still would like to lose 10-15 more.

44yo active "supermom" balancing demanding career and 3 school-aged kids, married. Always been fit and slim but since turning 40 have noticed a big change in metabolism and weight distribution. Toting along an extra 5-8 pounds as a result. Want to "reset" my body and habits.

I'm 33 years old Métis female. I am looking to lose about 50 lbs of fat and gain muscle mass. I am a shift worker. Looking to try to reverse the years of damage I've done to my body by following the Primal Blueprint and Perfect Health Diet principles. I have epilepsy and the high fat diet allows me to feel the best possible, while grains cause me major cramping and bloating.

I have yo-yo'd all my life.

I am 44 years old and married... no kids, but I would love to have some. Because of this, I need to get healthier! I have walked in 5 Breast Cancer 3-Day (60 miles each over 3 days!) walks in Michigan in 2005 & 2006 & 2009, in Atlanta in 2007 and in Chicago in 2008 and have been on the 3-Day crew for 1 event in MIchigan in 2010. I have raised over $16,000 so far over the past 6 years for Breast Cancer Research. I enjoy doing something for a good cause while increasing my fitness. I will be participating for my 7th year in Michigan in August, 2011 and I hope to raise at least $3,500 this year. I need help keeping myself on track towards my long range goal of becoming more physically fit and healthy.

I am 32 y.o., 5'7", starting weight 323lbs and starting BMI 50.1. I am a strong vibrant woman. I am happily married to a man that I could never have dreamed of. He is wonderful and is my support and guiding light. I have 4 amazing. I have chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia but have been coping. I recently had some major life changing experiences that have finally spurred me to live a healthier lifestyle for the first time in my life.

My name is Cathy. I'm 50 and a working single mom of 2 teenage boys. I've dieted off and on since my teens. Apparently I joined this site a few years back but must have lost the website and never re-visited it. I ran across it again a few weeks ago and have found it very helpful in motivating me this time around.

38 yr old , have let work and stress affect my lifestyle for too long. Gone from home for 13 hrs a day, so need a low fuss plan. Avid dancer and knitter / fiberholic. 1/2013 had severe ankle sprain that really derailed all my regular activities...finally getting back towards normal abilities a year later

I'm a writer, by day 9-5, a technical writer. I also write for an Entertainment magazine and I write a monthly humor column. I'm a Mom of with my boyfriend and together we are raising 4 with our ex's..yeah, it's all very Brady!

Happily married with dogs

I'm 35. Married to my soulmate! I love music, art, theater, films, anything having to do with expression! I love to sing karaoke, and recently began working part time as a karaoke host. I want to grow up to be a spreader of joy. I want to help people find their happy. :)

I'm 31, 5'3" I love the outdoors, drawing, dancing, writing and music.

I'm 44 and have been utilizing the work of Geneen Roth to change my relationship to food and to myself. As a result, in the few years I have become someone who genuinely enjoys "a good sweat", I have found myself stretching beyond what I thought I could do, and I have lost around 50lbs. I would like to connect with support to continue exploring what might be possible and to continue to release what I no longer need.

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.)

From beginner runner in August 2007 coming into PEERTrainer.
+First 1/2 Marathon: September 2007
+First marathon: December 2007.
+Marathon Maniac: March 2009.
+First Back2Back Marathon weekend: October 2009
+50 State Marathon Club member: December 2010.
+Marathon Maniac Diva: May 2011.
+Half Fanatic: September 2011
+First double (back2back days): October 2011.
+First ultra distance (50K): September 2012
+50 States Marathon Club FINISHER - October 2014

+#25 Rock n Roll Arizona marathon (2011)
+#50 Outer Banks (NC) marathon (2012)
+#75 Honolulu (HI) marathon (2014)
+#100 tbd

26.2 PR: 2013 Wisconsin 6:17:50
13.1 PR: 2008 Kona 2:43.04

I am 35 years old. Steadily putting on weight since I had my first child 4 years ago. I weighed 58kg before pregnancy.

I worked for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for 35 years. I'm retired now and have a computer business that I enjoy. I have a lovely wife, and we have been married for over 37 years now. She's a LPN, and works for a doctor. I have two grown children. Now I'm getting information on fast foods, and home cooked meals, and counting calories is the best for me. I've been active most of my life. I stopped jogging at 47 yrs., but now I'm walking ....

I'm an artist, working on my own - so have to be completely self motivated - a life long adventure in self discipline which never carried over to my eating habits until I lost weight in 2008. Peertrainer helped me get it off, and I kept it off for two years, then the combination of a death in the family, too much time traveling to exotic places with delicious food, and an injury which precluded any exercise involving my right foot I gradually put on 10 lbs in the last 2 years. I can now do some walking again, and am ready to closely monitor my eating as well again. JANUARY 1, 2008: 154 lbs, waist 31, belly button 34 1/2, hips 40, bust 38 1/2, thigh 23 3/8, calf 13 7/8 ********** SEPTEMBER 22, 2008: Beginning new challenge to lower my fat% and build my muscle %. This will have to be subjective, because I have not figured out a way to measure it, or have it measured. 135 lbs, waist 28 1/2, belly button 31, hips 38, bust 36, thigh 21, calf 13 7/8, bicep 11 1/4, bicep flexed 12.********** Week 4: 131 lbs, waist 26 1/2, belly button 27 1/2, hips 37, bust 34, thigh 20 3/4, calf 13 5/8, bicep 11 1/4, bicep flexed 11 3/4*********** DECEMBER 22, 2008 Week 12: 131.5 lbs,waist 27, belly button 29 1/2, hips 37, bust 35, thigh 20 3/4, calf 13 5/8, bicep 11 1/2, flexed 12 1/2 Interesting to compare to 2 months ago: In spite of not losing any weight, I feel much harder - and I did gain measurable muscle in my biceps. I do feel that my perception of my waist is that it is larger, though a lot more toned. I was doing a lot of ab work for a while: I have heard that building muscle there can make you thicker rather than thinner!********** JANUARY 1, 2009, The 12 Week Challenge, A Repeat: Beginning statistics: 128 lbs, waist 26", belly button 29", hips 37", bust 35", thigh 21", calf 13 5/8", neck 13 1/4 ", biceps 11 1/4, 12 1/4 flexed.********* JULY 2011: weigh and measure tomorrow! Gosh! I forgot that I was actually down to 128! I've gained more than 10 lbs! ********** SEPTEMBER 2012: 144 Ugh! On my way to my 170# high again - time to get a grip. Decided to try the Cleanse, both for weight loss, and to try to figure out what is causing my lower abdominal discomfort. Waist 30, belly button 33.5, hips 39, thigh 22, bust 37, calf 13.5

30s, scientist, two kids - 5 years and 9 months. I gained during grad school, and then pregnancy. Various issues reacting to certain foods started cropping up after my first pregnancy. I swear, I used to be an athlete. I miss that so much.

I’ve been at this for more than 12 years. I’ve actually struggled with weight my whole life. I weighed 220 pounds at age 17. Although I never really dieted, per se, as a child/teen I wrestled with body issues and self-esteem greatly. It was such a battle of wills that at age 17 I gave up with caring about how much I weighed. I told myself that I was born fat and would always be fat so I was going to eat whatever I wanted and be happy. I wasn’t going to make myself miserable trying to get skinny. I wasn’t going to worry about looking fat or weighing myself anymore. I went 11 years (ages 17-28) without stepping on a scale; without worrying about what I was or wasn’t eating; not feeling bad about myself; not caring what other people thought about my weight. It was really liberating. Between the ages of 5 (when I came home from kindergarten crying because the other kids called me fatso) until the age of 17 (when I felt as though everyone thought of me as a fat pig) those were the things I seemed to always be thinking, feeling, defining myself as. High School were the worst years of my life. At 17 (graduating HS senior) I went off to college and a new start.

Eleven years later I stepped on a scale and found out that I weighed 232lbs. That’s 12 pounds more than I had thought all those years. I was also told for the first time that I had high blood pressure. I had always had LOW blood pressure. That was rock bottom for me. I decided then and there that I was finally (as an adult) going to get this weight problem under control. I was older now. I could deal with it. I could live with it. I should no longer deny it or pretend it wasn’t a problem.

I gave up butter, mayo and soda instantly. I got on the Slim-Fast program – 2 shakes a day and a reasonable dinner – and lost 64 lbs. in about 4 months. I went from 232 pounds down to 168 pounds. I told myself I would never weigh over 200 lbs. again. AND I haven’t!! Even with regaining and losing, regaining again and losing again about 3 times now over the course of 12 years I have never gotten over 200lbs again.

I maintained that 64 pound loss for about 4 years. Then I met my now husband and over the course of a year I regained 30lbs due mostly to eating out so much. When I hit 198 lbs. I knew it was time to take the bull by the horns and get back on an aggressive weight loss program again. After all I had promised myself never to weigh over 200 pounds again and if I didn't do something soon I would break that promise. I tried Slim-Fast but it just didn’t seem to cut it that time around. It was harder because I had been working out all along and eating reasonably well. The reason I was able to maintain for so long was because I would workout for at least 1 hour everyday. The weight gain was because of all the unhealthy food I began eating when I met my husband. I tried to do it by myself without a program just by going back to healthy eating again. The weight gain stopped, but I wasn’t losing. This is when I found Michael Thurmond’s 6 Week Body Makeover.

In about 6 months I lost 53 pounds – the 30 I had regained plus 23 more. I was at the lowest I had ever weighed – 145 pounds. I quickly regained about 9 lbs. and was able to maintain at about 154 pounds for about 3 ½ years. I was pretty happy at 154 pounds even though it was at the very top end of the healthy weight range according to my doctor. Then the summer of 2009 I regained 18 pounds and was weighing in at 172 pounds. I was definitely not happy at this weight.

I knew I had to find the motivation to get back on track and stay on track. This is when I found a highly motivating group in PEERtrainer. I had actually gotten on PEERtrainer for about a month the year before but stopped logging on when I couldn't find any active groups. I was also part of a weigh loss competition at work. During the Fall of 2009 I lost 18 pounds. During the beginning of 2010 I continued to lose until I reached a new lowest weight of 139 pounds just before my wedding in July of 2010. In the few months following the wedding I gained about 15 pounds and yo-yoed between 148 &154 throughout the rest of 2010.

Although I was happy at 154 pounds for over 3 years (2006 -2009) I felt awesome at 145 and pretty happy for the brief time I was 139. 154 seems to be the number MY BODY seems to like, but my heart and mind is telling me I could and should be in the 130’s.

My goal for 2011 was to lose 26 lbs and weigh in at 128 pounds if only for a week and then maintain between 128-132. That didn't happen. I re-gained 9 pounds the first half of the year then maintained around 165 until mid October when I decided I needed to get working on my final goal of 128 pounds. The last 2 months I have managed to lose 10 pounds and started 2012 at 156 lbs.

My goal for 2012 is to finally reach my final goal weight of 128 pounds. I had originally hoped to do this no later than June 1, 2012. However, for the first 6 months of 2012, I only managed to lose about 4 lbs to only re-gain and re-lose the same 3-4 lbs. over and over again until I ballooned up over 160 in June. When I crossed the threshold into the 160's I decided, enough was enough. IF I am to reached my ultimate final goal of 126lbs before year's end I need to get super serious and focused.

I will reach my final goal by December 31, 2012. Then I will promise myself never to weigh over 135 pounds ever again. I've managed to keep my promise of never weighing over 200 pounds ever again for almost 13 years. I plan to keep my new promise (when made) until death. It will always be a struggle. There will never be an end but I can keep myself in check from ever letting my weight get out of control again.

NEW ABOUT ME: HEY!!! I'm melissa :) I'm a p90x ADDICT! I love it! I'm currently on my 3rd round, can't get enough! With p90x and clean eating I AM IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE! WANT ADVICE OR HELP? Message me! I'd LoVE to help you GET YOUR LIFE IN ORDER! ;) u can also email me @! OLD ABOUT ME (KEEPING IT FOR MEMORY JOGGING) My name is Melissa and I am very unhappy with my appearance! I am currently at my heaviest (i have ALWAYS been super skinny ..until college hit) I go into phases..i'll want to be thin and lose weight but I go about it wrong. I over-do it and excercise like a crazy person. then i end up getting sore and burnt out. I went from wanting to lose 10 pounds, to gaining 20! All because I hate working out and I have no motivation to work out because I think it's painful. REALLY painful. I want to start over and begin a NEW healthier LIFESTYLE....not diet.

.married and retired with close family and friends and busier than ever.

I am 58, married 27 years to my best friend. I have 2 kids 20 and 24. I have a home-based craft business and love creating. I joined WW in January of 2008, lost 50 lbs in a year and then joined the staff of Weight Watchers where I now work as a receptionist and love every minute of it!

I moved to York in August 2010 and moved into an apartment in November of that year with my boyfriend. I'm currently learning that it's much harder to lose weight when living with someone who also likes fattening food as much as I do, but won't be as motivated and dedicated to stop the habit. Sadly, I have gained back the 50 pounds I had lost, and now weigh more then I ever did at 270. I always scoffed at those people who regained so much weight...and now I've become one! *Sigh*

I am 53, happily married, one 11 yr old son and lots of critters at home, dogs and cats. Tired of feeling fat and unattractive. I am a school counselor and love the outdoors, sports, my home in Vermont.

I am a 35 year old single mom, of an amazing but busy 12 year old boy. I work a great day job, I love. But I sit all day!! And I also am trying to start my own business on the side through another company so that is full time as well. BEtween those three things, I have no time for me. I go from 6 am to 9 pm non stop some days. It is really taking it's toll. I have always worked this hard, I am not sure I know how to be different. :) This part of life needs to change though, because I need to be setting a better example for my boy, and I really need to be taking better csare of myself.

I am a married 39 year old working mom of 3. My kids are 12,11, and 7. I am an RN, and work full time at our local hospital in the Quality Department. I have always been overweight, started dieting very young. Definitely have food issues, and eat for any reason I can come up with.

To return to pre-baby weight.

I am 54 years young. I have gained 35 pounds from where I was in my 20s or even 30s! It's not just a looks thing although that bothers me too. I have some medical problems I am hoping would go away or decrease if I lost weight.

Just turned 50 and feeling great about my future. I am a stage III breast cancer survivor. When I went through a year of hell (chemo, radiation and 5 surgeries) I also lost all my ability to stay on top of my physical health. Almost 7 years later, I am ready to get back to being fit, vibrant and young. My health issues include severe arthitis in hips and knees and debilitating stiffness due to some meds I have to take. Here's great inspiration from other peertrainer groups: "Every change you make to improve your diet matters. You don’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to completely eliminate foods you enjoy to have a healthy diet. The long term goal is to feel good, have more energy and reduce the risk of cancer and disease. Don’t let your missteps derail you—every healthy food choice you make counts." Here is a great quote from a friend on Peer Trainer: I believe doing things slow and steady and realistic is the best. You will find that results will creep up on you. As long as you can say you are doing more today than you did last week you are on the right track. Maybe we are not all magazine models but you will find that one day your going to wake up and really notice some very positive changes and be so proud of yourself you won't be able to stop thinking of it! There's nothing like changing from the inside out! Do what you can in the context of your life. Don't overdue and burn yourself out. That's the way to yo yo backwards. Be accountable by logging and be honest. Just remember......In a month, you will be so much better off than all those who just talk about adding activity into their day! There is nothing like reflecting on how it used to be to keep you going.....or what is to come

I'm now almost 58 -- I want to get healthier, eat cleaner, need to exercise more and want to check in often with like-minded people who talk about the healthy lifestyle.

I am 40, mother of a fifth grader, who works full-time. Before I became a mother, I worked out at least 5 days a week, now it is pretty rare. I need to make more changes in my activity than in my diet. I have a hard time finding time to work out without cutting into my work or my family.

I'm a 23 year old Kiwi girl living in Saigon for a year. Struggling with not even being able to walk without almost getting hit by a motorbike. The food is amazing here too, need encouragement to work out! I've gone from 1-3 hours a day of exercise to 0.

I have been having a hard time committing to losing weight, though I've been wanting to be 115 for several years now. But now is my time yo!

Am 52- the lbs gradually accumulated over the years. I lost weight and reached my goal about a year ago, and am now trying to maintain my weight.

I am 34 years old and a parent of 2 little girls, 2.5yrs and 18months. I work nights and have a hard time staying motivated to eat healthy and exercise. I am tired all the time. I want to set a better example for my little girls.

I am a 39-year-old mother of 4 who homeschools her kids and works from home as a Medical Transcriptionist. Currently I am tired, busy, unorganized and feel like I am "just getting by". A few years ago my thyroid went crazy and eventually we ended up "Killing it off" and since then I have not been myself. My oldest wants to know "what happened to supermom?" I hope to find her once again by making small changes on a routine basis to increase my energy and get rid of the brain fog, increasing my activity and setting/accomplishing goals once again.

I just turned 40 and I am a divorced mother of two special needs children: one gifted and one autistic with MR. I work as an emergency response therapist responding to suicide calls at schools, jails and emergency rooms. I've struggled with weight my whole life. I managed to lose close to 50 lbs after my spinal surgery and diabetic/fibro diagnosis by using a combo of anti-inflammatory diet/gluten free diet... then regained it back when my boyfriend moved in. I am so angry with myself for giving into the stress of his addictions and lifestyle.

LINK TO MY LOG: Lost 110# finishing on April 1, 2008 Married professional male with two kids. Live on West Coast. Tend to gain wt in Oct and lose in April. Trying to break that cycle. Lost 110 pounds finishing in April 2008. Lost first 30 on Atkins then 80 on Optifast.

I'm Margie Martinez, I have 2 kids and have been married for 10 years. I also listen to news, radio ALL DAY (car, ...wherever).... I love classical music. I was in band my entire childhood up until college. I'm a folklorico teacher ( mexican dancer ) , I'm the youngest of 2 brothers.

Im 30 years old and trying to get back in shape. I lost 40 lbs with peer trainer about 2 1/2 years ago and I gained a little over half of it back. I want to lose it again and maintain this time!

46 years old. Mom of two. Single parent. Heaviest was 187 lbs. We made a video at work and seeing myself (even at 178 lbs) was so shocking and upsetting I made up my mind to make the changes I can and get back at the helm of my own ship. I am liking this intelligent approach to health and self-actualization. In it for the long run.

Mum of one fabulous 5 year old,and another just as fabulous 6 month old with a crazy job and not enough hours in a day :-). With baby #2 my weight has reached a level where I feel the difference in term sof health. And that is simply not acceptable.

43 year old Married SAHM of 9 year old boy and 20 month old girl. Veggie growing Garden Hoe! Love cooking and (unfortunately) baking.

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

Mother of 2 teenage boys. happily married for 18 years, teacher.

27/f/Kentucky SAHM to 2 & 3 year old little girls. Kept up the same eating habits since I was a child, I'm just not as active now and it's coming back to haunt me. After giving birth to my girls, my weight got out of control.

I am 50 years old, I have been about 170 to 185 my whole adult life. I own my own restaurant, I have 2 boys in there 20's. I love to play golf, tennis, bike ride, hike, and Kick boxing. But I do love my wine.

I am 37 years old. I am married. My 7 year old daughter brings so much joy to my life! I am a bit shy at first. I have struggled with my weight since the 5th grade.

About to turn 30, I have a son and hoping to expand the family soon. I work from home, love sleep, emotional eating and ooey gooey, chewy desserts. Deep down I am afraid that life will suck if I let go of all the nutrient-deficient food that I love dearly. Part of me just basks in the ignorance of the masses and feels comfortable there instead of where I know I should be.

I'm 5 foot 3 and currently weigh 180 pounds. This is my absolutely first time trying to diet or lose weight although I have been making a vague attempt over the last year going to the gym. I run a company and work tends to take over...pretty much everything!

I have been heavy all my life. I was in the Marines and Air National Guard and had trouble maintaining weight standards. I did best 25 years ago when I was running 5 miles a day. The company I worked for went bankrupt in 2009. It took until 2011 for me to find another job. I went from $90K to $25 a year. So I am fighting my weight and severe depression.

I'm 21, mother of 2 little girls, 2 1/2 and 1 year.. I'm 5'4 and have always had fluctuating weight and I'm sick of it. I want to get to a healthier weight and stay there!

I'm a mom to a nearly 3 year old who is very bright and very active. My husband and I have been married for over 3 years. I work in banking here in the Portland area.

I love to ride 4 wheelers, hang out with my family and friends.

I'm 24. Have a 13 week old son, and 30 pounds left to lose to be at pre-baby weight. I love working out and go almost everyday. But I stink at dieting! I'd like to get my diet and nutrition under control so I can have my body back!

i am a 34yr old woman looking to find motivation and support as well as to give it back in return.

I am 46 years old, have a 19 (soon to be 20 in March) year old son and recently engaged to be married to my sweetheart of a guy that I've been going out with for nearly two years now. Live in Napa, grew up in Southern California. Have had some life altering events happen that have woken me up and realize I need to take control of my health so I am at my best. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, swimming, and also love to write. I am currently enrolled to become a Kitchen and Bath Designer and am passionate about life.

i am 32, in love and he is super healthy. i want to be better for myself and for us.

Female, 44, married 25+ years, mother of 2 dogs and a cat, business owner

39 yr old mother of 4 daughters (ages 14, 11, 8, 6). I have been working part-time since 2009 and will start working full-time in March 2015. HUGE transition for our family. I'd determined to not let it derail my health and fitness goals. I've read Eat to Live and Eat for Health, The Starch Solution, The Virgin Diet, Almost Vegetarian, In Defense of Food, and others. I went through the PT Point of No Return and Emotional Eating. On a journey of learning to cook mostly dairy & wheat-free, and nutritarian. I used to think I ate well--lots of veggies, lean meats, and low-fat dairy. Followed (loosely) the South Beach Diet for nearly 8 years with some success but lately the weight was creeping back on. ETL has turned that around and given me tools (mentally & literally) to bring back my health and vitality. Hardest thing for me is finding foods my kids will eat too so I'm not making 2 meals every night. My husband has high cholesterol and is overweight--his frustrations and failure to stick to not snacking often lead me to snack right along with him. I'm a night-eater. Hardest habit to kick:nuts and chocolate--they're my gate-way drugs. I can't just have one bite. For exercise I use a stationary bike we have at home for intervals, run once or twice a week with a friend, and use some resistance bands and free weights for strength training (at home). Someday I'd love to be able to get to a gym but we live in the country and the time factor between work and kids is just too much of a barrier at this point. Challenge: to not stress about the length of time or intensity of the exercise, but be happy with even just a 20 minute work out so I can maintain a daily routine.

24 year old grad student with little time to focus on myself. my goal is to go from 160 lbs to 125. i'm less than 5 feet tall, so the weight shows. i'm a former college athlete and i used to be able to eat whatever i wanted, whenever i wanted and stay in great shape because i knew I'd work it off at practice or in the gym. unfortunately old habits die hard and i've had trouble self-motivating.

I am 32, newly married, just bought a house and I'm a bit overwhelmed!

I'm 43, a single mother of two wonderful girls, 21 and 16. I have been on a health and fitness journey for about 15 years and am constantly learning something new about nutrition and fitness. I'm basically vegan/vegetarian, but once in a blue moon I'll throw some lean chicken or turkey or a good rib-eye steak in there. lol.

Passion for skydiving Studying to become a life coach in my spare time Get bored easily Drink too much wine!

My name is Stacie and I am 41 years old. I am currently 5'4" and weight 225 pounds. I was down to 192 until I recently gained back 33 pounds after losing both my mother and father to stage IV lung cancer within 7 1/2 months of each other.

Stay at home mummy to my 7 month old daughter. Used to weigh 8 stone 12 pounds and now weigh 9 stone 10 pounds:(

Constantly struggling with the ups and downs of my weight. My bingeing and food addiction has gotten out of control. Want to get involved in PT again to keep up my motivation and work on logging every single bite. Recently discovered a sugar allergy and have taken it out of my diet 100% (besides fruit). Wanting to eliminate flour as well to get rid of the urge to eat chips, bread, etc.

I'm 36, 6'4 and 297 lbs. I like to spend time with my family and gamble (when I have money to lose). I have a great job, no financial troubles, love my life and family. I am a candidate for gastric bypass surgery.

29 year old Work Full time, Full time Mom & Wife. I am trying to get motivated to get back into working out regulary. I use to be an athlete in High School and had so much energy. I want to get my energy back and set a good example for my family.

I am 33 years old and single. Do I want to be single for the rest of my life? Uh, no but I know that I have to first get to a happier and healthier me, before I can even think about a family. I hope that this begins my journey.

I am a Texan that lives in Alabama. I am married to a devoted man, Clark. I love the outdoors and being adventurous. During college I put on at least 30 lbs. I have since lost it, but I am still not at a healthy weight. I am very much stuck on a plateau. 120. I have gotten below it for a bit but since Christmas have climbed back up to my comfortable 120.

48 year old married lawyer with two children; been on Eat to LIve since January 2012 and have lost about 12 pounds. Love to work out, especially group fitness classes at the gym where I belong such as Zumba, Pilates, and Step.

I'm a 48 year old mother of a sophomore son and 7th grade daughter. I have struggled with my weight since I was 15. I workout 5-6 days a week doing spin and Pilates. I have a very tough time losing weight. I can follow a plan and lose nothing. I get discourages when I don't get results and I eat.

I'm 53 and feeling frumpy and I don't want to be. I'm a professional woman with a career in IT, married for 31 years, 3 wonderful grown children and one adorable grandson.


I am a 23 year old woman suffering with clinical depression and anxiety. over the past 2 years due to meds and a serious decline in my active life style along with a forming alcohol dependency i have gained ALOT of weight. I am here to lose as much as of this as i can while hopefully building some self esteem and regaining my self worth.

I've let pretty much everything in my life run me. Whether it's smoking, eating, working, I always dove in to the distractions head first. All this has to change, and for a few reasons. The main reason is that June 2012 I will (have if it's past June) undergo tubal ligation surgery because of a hereditary blood condition, and I've decided that if I'm not going to have kids "naturally" I'd rather focus on my career than get into the nesting stage right now. The career I'm going to is almost as much about image and networking as qualifications though so, in taking control of my life and choosing my career I'm also committing myself to quitting smoking and getting in shape--I'm gonna be a bombshell of a career woman, and facing that workload will make me stronger.

Married, father of four, who enjoys photography, coaching youth sports, and teaching 14 year olds. I've lost 80 pounds, gained back 40, and know the best way to get it off is to be held accountable. Looking toward to the journey.

I am following a habit building process developed by Charles Duhigg in his book titled "The Power of Habit". You can read about this process and my progress log on the Progress, Not Perfection community tab.

I am a 22y/o college grad. I have struggled with eating issues my entire life, however my weight has always been normal or low. My biggest challenge is not binging, and not being obsessive about eating "too healthy."

I am a mother of 2 (10 & 7), a wife to a fabulous supporting husband - who also likes to work out but doesn't like to eat too healthy. I work full time and go to school for my BA in accounting, and grades are important to me.

I am a 43 year old woman, mother of a 4 year old, work FT. Weight has always been a challenge for me. Prior to having my daughter, I weighed 125 - ish and practiced Baptiste Power Yoga to get and stay in shape. Since having my daughter, I cannot shed the weight. I eat well and workout, trying to unlock the mystery is making me nuts!

I am 17 years old and have never been skinny. I am not overweight, never have been, but in the past year i have gained 7 kilos and now i am teethering at a 25 bmi.

I'm 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada and I'm the short fat girl out of my friends. my friends are all taller than 5'8 and are all really slender, and here i am at 5'5 and being fat. i can't borrow their clothes that i like because i'll stretch them's happened before, and i went home and cried over it. I just want to stop hating myself.

Im 27, 1st time mom to my amazing baby girl whose 4 n half months. Also a wife, med student studying for boards, total foodie and luvv cooking. I'm indian so i luv me some good spicy, flavorful food anytime of the day. My biggest downfall is snackin, esp when i study, its sort of what keeps me going for those long hours. I was totally out of shape when i found out i was pregnant and gained a lot of weight during the pregnancy n have only lost like 20 pounds of the 50 i gained, i knw its a lot! So now i have all this excess weight postpartum and whatever extra time i get i use to study. Pls help i could totally use the motivation now

I am almost 40, married to a wonderful man since 2005, Mom to my adopted son jellybean who is 2, foster parent to many little ones and trying to do the best I can! I love to cook, read, and volunteer.

43 year old mother of three teenage boys. I play tennis and run.

I am 41 years old IT Professional. I have a wonderful husband and 19 years old son. Over the last 10 years I was losing and gaining weight 5 or 6 times. 8 years ago , I was 230lb and lost 70 lb. Since then I would gain up to 186(it like my moment of trues weigh) and loose it down to 160 and back. Last year, I was training with personal trainer for a year. I learn a lot, started to like to work out , lost 26 lb by dieting in the parallel. I love outdoor, I love biking, canoeing , I don’t like running thou. I lost my job in January, and I was looking for new employment for 5 month. In the mean while I lost any control over my emotional eating , lost motivation to exercise , actually I lost motivation to do anything. I was so focused on looking for new employment, professional improvement that even having a lot of free time I stopped going to the gym, I even stopped biking, sometimes even start forgetting to take a shower. Now I got very good position( I would say the best for me) and my scale is saying 186lb. Even my nice husband politely mentioned something about my weight. I know everything about WHAT TO DO, I need help with HOW.

I am a physician assistant student with a background in sports medicine and personal training (if I could only train myself). I am a former college athlete missing the feeling of being athletic.

(almost) 48 year old single mother of two young adults.

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 28 years old with 2 daughters of the ages 4 and 9 years old. I have been married fro 10 years. I want to lose weight very badly. My bad areas is my stomach, arms, and thighs.

I am 35 years old, stay-at-home mother/part time religious educator/volunteer. I have 3 children, ages 9, 7 and 3.

I am a 46 year old woman with the heart of a kid, who is very comfortable with aging as long as I do it gracefully

about my history .. in 2005 i weight 270 lbs, i have done the ring surgery in which they insert a ring in my stomache to help me eat little i have lost 110 lbs and suffered from sagging skin so i had to go through tummy tuck procedures along with arms lift howerver being still weight too much lifting procedures was a stupid idea, yet dr managed to convince me with it .... the two procedures were not so easy yet i looked better than before. over the last years i have gained weight again may be 30 lbs, however i was looking to do lipo and lift in my thighs as they look awful, last week i traveled to china with my mum for work and today i have came across this big cosmetic hospital that offered to me the surgery in such a high tech way,,, i was so convinced and up for it i even paid 3000$ as down payment from 12000$ total, i went back to my hotel imagining how would i look like after the surgery i sat down for 5 min then i started crying alot , u know why i was crying,,, i was scared of the surgery,,, i was so scared that it made me cry and what hurts the most is that i am the reason behind my tears today i have went through 5 surgerys to loose weight i have gone thru shitty pain to look good i have scars in alot of places and i still fat and the idea of goin in again makin me feel i will never come out alive, so i decided to not do it and i felt so angry at my self, i googled how to motivate my self to diet aand i found u guys it all happened today 27/7/2012.

I am 19 years old, 5'3" and 147 lbs. My name is Jessie and I am from Park City, Utah. I live in a very active and healthy family but I have an "addiction" to savory sweet things. Ice Cream, peanutbutter, and homemade cookies with chocolate chips are my weakness! I just want to learn healthier eating habits. I'm so sick of yo yo dieting that I feel so confused as to what works and what doesn't work anymore because of my constant weight loss and then rapid regaining of the weight back.

I am 62 and have been 'dieting' for over 50 years! Lost nearly 100 lbs about 20 years ago and put nearly all of it back on. Optimistic about the new ways of eating and thinking that I have learnt through Peertrainer.

A young 58, 5' 7" ... My expectation is to become Fit for Life. Previously, I lost 60 lbs with Weight Watchers and gained it all back because I didn't plan a maintenance program after I lost the weight. My weight has yoyo'd up and down all my life. It's time to take conquer this aspect of my life for once and for all time! My utmost desire is to lose and stabilize at a comfortable weight for health, happiness and peace of mind. I am currently struggling to overcome health challenges since Sep 2013, which has made ramping up exercise and making too many changes to my diet too quickly a little frustrating at times. I find myself taking two steps forward and 1 step back. You never know how much you can do until you try! I have every faith I will get there if I keep pressing forward a little at a time.

I am 18 years old, and I am going to be a freshmen at the University of North Carolina. I currently weigh around 210; my current goal is to be around 150. I would like to lose 1 pound per week, but I know that will be tough, but I am sick and tired of being the size I am, because it holds me back emotionally and physically. So if you can't tell, I am READY to do this!

I am 18 years young from Minnesota, I have been over weight and out of shape my whole life. My family's life style and habits has partial blame, but mainly i blame myself for letting it get so bad.

62 years old, Very Happily Married to my Soul Mate. 5 Children and step children, 7 Grandkids, Work part time as a bookkeeper. Love to Walk, Quilt, Read. 7 year member of TOPS.

38 year old female who has let the weight creep on over the last 10 years. The last couple of years I haven't exercised at all and am looking for a push to get going. I'm tired of feeling like my life is out of my control.

Hey guys im 15 years old, male from england and i want to lose weight :)

I'm a 34 year old with an all or nothing approach to weight loss which I'm trying to work on. Trying to take it one day at a time.

I am a Registered Dietitian and Personal Fitness Trainer. Yes, I know what to do. Just not always motivated to do it, and I lose focus a lot. Since my weight is in a healthy range, and I am not "fat," it's hard to stay motivated. But I feel so amazing when I way about 129, and all my clothes look great with no bulges or cellulite! Plus I have amazing energy and I like to compete in local running races and triathlons.

I am smart and funny. I have been overweight my entire life and would like to lose weight with a support system.

42 year old runner. I was 175 pounds 4 years ago. Lost weight and started running. Have kept it off for 3-1/2 years now through exercise primarily, although I have dabbled in dieting to help maintain my loss if I see things going awry.

Mother of four (three in college/grad school, one in high school), full time teacher, determined to lose weight and increase fitness.

I am 27 years old and until I turned 21, the only time I got over 130 lbs was when I was pregnant (at 19) and even after that I went back down to 125 lbs. Now I am 27 and weight 210 lbs. I have tried every weight loss "trick", diet, and quite a few different pills and nothing has worked. I for the past 3 weeks (August 1st) have kept myself to a 1500 calorie diet and do a 45 min cardio workout about 3 times a week. I have only fluctuated the same 5 lbs. I am hoping with this website I can shed some fat and start to feel better =]

I am 48 year old professional married mother of two: ages 3 and 7. Can't seem to get the work/life balance right and am hoping this group will help keep me accountable.

Wife and mom of 2 young boys- 1 and 5 yrs old. Tired of struggling with weight loss.

20 year old college student. Need some motivation to get back into shape and stay in shape.

I'm a single mother of a active 3 year old. I was widowed when my daughter was 1 1/2 and I'm looking to get back my energy and positive outlook

I'm 32 year ol mother of two. A 3 yr old boy and 23 month old girl. I've always played sport or done some form of strenuous exercise since the age of 5. Though now balancing being a mum, with a stressful job, and setting up my own business has meant that I have very little time and energy to exercise as much as I would like. In addition I find myself constantly snacking when I'm stressed and have too much on my mind. So want to get back to feeling physically and mentally strong, in control, and fit.

I'm 29 yo and since my early teens have been chubby. I was in the military for 10 years and even working out 5 days a week I never slimmed down but im fit. Ive have lost 2 immediate family members in the last year and gained a child as well as 25 pounds on top of an already full frame. I'm so tired of continuing this cycle and ready to move on.

I'm in my mid twenties and since college have continuously gained weight. I'm pretty short so every pound counts, there's no hiding it! Please help keep me motivated to lose it!

I am 46 years old with a small bone structure...need to get to a healthy weight. I have two beautiful girls, and I plan to be a great healthy role model for both.

I am a 42 year-old mom of three great little kids! I have been working toward a healthy lifestyle for a long time and am ready to put all the pieces into place.

I am Self Employed, I enjoy bike riding and music. I have been on and off diets for most of my adult life. For the last 5 years I have been a Vegetarian. My weakness is Beer.

I have been somewhat overweight pretty much my whole life. It has been a sad story I have been telling myself for years, as my weight went up and down. At 41, working full time with two young boys (8 and 5) on my own, I find myself wanting to be healthier for more practical, less emotional reasons. I want to have energy! And I want to be around when my boys have their own kids.

I'm a 41 yo wife and working mother and I have two small sons (ages 2 and 4). I'm about 5' 7" and want to lose 100 lbs. I used to be active and fit, but I had a knee injury in my early 30's that I've allowed to side-line me ever since. I really started putting on weight after I got married. I gained mimimal amounts of weight with my two sons (I was already overweight when I got pregnant) and lost the pregnancy weight and more both times, so I can't blame the extra weight on that. I'm at my very highest weight ever and I HAVE to make a permanent change. My knees have started to hurt, I feel tired all the time, and I'm starting to feel depressed. I absolutely don't recognize myself and hate the way I look. I don't want to be the 'fat mom'. I want to be a sexy wife and active mom.

I'm 41 and was former college basketball player. I like a lot of different activities including sports, outdoors, movies, and reading. Probably like a lot of others I struggle more with the diet than working out. So hope I can have some interaction with all of you and we can help encourage each other in those weak moments. :)

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.

Hi I'm lillie I'm 22 years old I have no kids and I've been married for 3 years, I want to enjoy my life which I do but i would enjoy it more if I lose weight. I need help.

Married mom of 2 boys, ages 10 and 8. Part-time pediatrician.

35 and ready to figure this out once and for all. I need help with accountability - everyday. I know how to lose weight and have successfully done it multiple times...however emotional eating gets the best of me and here I am. I'm hesistant to ask for help from others, but I know I have to do something different now. I can be focused, disciplined and committed, but for some reason the normal "pushes" haven't been pushing me and it seems there is no stop button on my weight gain.

I'm a stay at home mother of a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old.

I am 31 and I have a toddler and a baby (both girls), two dogs, a cat, a husband and a full time job.

I am 42 year old and a wife, mother, inspiring writer and a confessed nutter butter:) I enjoy yoga, pilates, tennis, cycling and camping. I love to read and write. My favorite quote from my book I am writing right now is: "In one day, how many sorrows can the Divine place on one woman's heart." I have 65 lobs to lose and pray that this is finally the last straw for me.

I am a Mom of an Energetic almost 4 year old that keeps me very active! My husband and I have been blessed with a beautiful family!

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 wife and mother of a 3-year old (hopefully soon to be more kids). I am a speech therapist at a preschool and I love my job, but would rather be spending time with my family. I have struggled with my weight since I was in middle school. I lost 50 pounds before I had my daughter and was finally down to my goal weight for about a year before getting pregnant. I lost a lot of the baby weight, but have been gaining weight for the last couple of years. After a stressful year, I am now at my heaviest (220). We're trying to have more children, but I think my weight may be preventing me from getting pregnant, so I've decided it's finally time to put the work in and lose the extra weight.

I am a mother of three boys, living in a beautiful mountain town in Northern California. My weight has gone up and down ever since I was a teenager, but in 2007 I was at the top of my game, walking six miles a day and wore a size 8. Soon after I had several tragedies happen in my life and completely gave up on myself, quit walking and used wine and pasta as my coping mechanism. It has been a long fall from grace, and I am to the point where my body is so unhealthy I get out of breath easily and I have absolutely no energy. It is time to save myself. I am putting myself at the top of my priority list, and I am comitted to making lasting changes.

I have been heavy my whole life I have been on what seems like every diet out there even had gastric bypass surgery it worked for a time but when I watched my mother starve herself to death when she had the surgery 2 weeks after me i got stressed and ate myself back up to my start weight

I had my first baby in September, 2011. I am basically at the weight I was before I got pregnant, but that was not a healthy weight for me. I was in grad school, and not taking very good care of my body and gained about 30 pounds within a year and a half. Prior to that I had lose 20 lbs using weight watchers, but that had been a slow and painful process! Not to mention it didn't last very long (I gained all the weight back and then some after I got married). I am so tired of feeling bad about myself, and feeling self conscious. I also want to have baby #2 soon, but want to get really healthy before I get pregnant again so that I am at a better starting point than I was last time.

I am a nurse at rehab hospital. I have one daughter and a wonderful grandson. I want to be able to play with my grandson so that is my ultimate reason for losing weight. I have lost 140 pounds once before but dur to an injury to my knee I gained most of it back.

I have been overweight practically my whole life. After I had my boys I finally got motivated and lost down to 145lbs. Then I became unemployed, and went to school full time to earn my associates degree. My weight stabilized around 160lbs. Before I even finished my degree I landed my dream job. But not quite my dream hours, 12 hour rotating shifts. I became too busy or too tired to work out and fast food became the normal. All down time was spent in a bar or a bottle. This has gone on for long enough, two years too long. Since the start of the new year I have lost almost 10 lbs, I have gotten on my treadmill more days than not and I an spending my down time actually relaxing. 140 he I come....

I am 43 years old and mother to 3 awesome kids. My oldest two are out of the house and a 10 year old at home. My husband is supporting me in all I do so with that I will achieve what I set out to do. To get back to the real me. I have let myself go (and let myself down) over the last few years. I have had a huge reality check when I weighed in at the gym and was up to 174 pounds, the last time I weight that much was when I was pregnant. I am ready for a change both mentally and physically. I know it will take dedication and persistence but I want it so bad that I will make it happen.

43, married 16 years with 4 children ages 15, 14, 12, 10. 2 of my children have autism and the other 2 have special needs issues as well. Stress has been the biggest factor in my weight gain over the past 9 years. I also have degenerative disc disease, bone spurs in all my c-vertebrae and lower back. This has slowed me down considerably, but it's time for me to not use it as an excuse.

I'm a single teacher with 3 dogs. I love doing animal assisted therapy with them and spending time outdoors. Right now I'm on a crocheting kick, though I also love reading, quilting, and learning new things. Unfortunately, I'm an emotional eater. I know how to lose weight, I know what works for me, I just need to do it.

A student trying to get best results in a MAJOR exam and healthy weight loss .

I was very thin all my adult life until i turned 39 and was pregnant for the first time. It was a very exciting time, I had a man who loved me for who I was (and still does) and I was finally going to be a mom. BUT, i gained over 100 pounds and can't seem to get it off no matter what I try.

I'm 54 years old, recently divorced, two children 26yo and 16yo. I've struggled with my weight all my life. I lost 100 pounds about 10 years ago and perpetually fluctuate 10 pounds, up and down. Currently, I am up 20 and I would like to take it off and stay there for good. I'm hoping to develop more healthy thinking with this program and I'm really hoping to meet like-minded people on this website.

I'm a 31 yr old female, living in Ottawa ON Canada. I'm 5'7" tall, with a starting weight of 182.2 lbs. I originally started my weight-loss at 208 lbs in May 2012. Within 3 months, I had lost almost 25 lbs following Primal Blueprint principles of eating. Since I lost the weight so quickly, I wanted to let my body get used to this new weight and followed Primal Blueprint, with higher carbs. It's now Feb 2013, and I'm ready to kick it up a notch again.

I am a journalist, a mother of four and a wife who has recently decided to make my health and fitness needs a daily priority.

Single mother. I'm 43. My son left home last year and joined the Marines. I work in IT and attend school to finish my degree in Management Information Systems

I started college last fall and in the new found freedom of my eating habits managed to gain a freshman 20. I'm five pounds into working this off, but the rest is pretty hard and I need some motivation and encouragement. I'm majoring in biochemistry and minoring in biology and criminology.

I am a 53 year old wife married 32 years, mother, grandmother, Registered Nurse who has been on almost every diet imaginable. I am great at losing weight but even greater at gaining it. I truly have not been successful in losing weight in 7 years. I just have had no motivation. This needs to stop. My knees bother me, my back hurts, and I have this belly I never had before. I need to reclaim my body.

I'm a 34 year old mom of three young children. I am currently a stay at home mom. I am determined to finally lose all the baby weight from these past 5 years. My kids are ages 5, 3, and 1. Taking care of my family keeps me busy, so it can be difficult some days to find time to exercise, but I've realized recently I need to make time. I'm tired of being overweight; I want to be healthy. My interests are reading articles and books, listening to music, watching movies, and improving my relationship with God.

Most of my life revolves around being a mom to my 12 year old daughter, along with hanging out with my family & a little bit of traveling here and there. Its easy to lose yourself in parenting and the busyness of life and put off taking care of yourself...but I am realizing that my health is important to be around longer for those I love and have a better quality of life with them!

I am 20 years old and I am still in college. I got hurt playing volleyball and had to quit and have been slowly gaining weight ever since. I would like to loose all of the weight I have gained at college.

I'm 50 years old and tired of being overweight! Last year I lost around 40 lbs., but gained about 10 back during the Christmas holidays. I started a fitness program with a personal trainer in January and gained another 10 lbs... I have been maintaining for the past month and feel that even though I have to really push myself to workout (I don't get those promised endorphins!!) I am in a really good routine and can now focus on the food side of things. I am currently following the PT Cheat System and have joined the Point of No Return Program..... and with the help of everyone here at PEERtrainer I aim to reach my goal and stay there!!

I am 20 years old, I am trying to get back into the shape I was when I was 15. Since I stopped growing when I was 15 at 5' 5 1/2", I think be nice to go back to the weight I was! I basically stopped growing height wise, but not width wise. lol! I am 150-ish pounds right now (don't look it), and I am trying to go back to 135. =)

Currently, I have been doing a 80/20, well more like 60/40 Paleo diet. This is my diet of choice, so I don't want people telling me that it is not right. I am overwight, have lost approximately 25lbs in 11 weeks- not great I know, but overall I have probably shifted around 4 stone. I have been up and down, trying different diets including weight watchers and slimming world. Came off but it isn't a sustainable lifestyle. Plus I worry about all the chemicals that are in abundance in these types of diets. I prefer fresh, non-chemically enhanced food on a daily basis, but extremely partial to cheating- if I am honest.I do boxing training twice a week and am currently training for a 5k run for charity.

I am a 40 year old mother of two boys (10 and 12). I am looking to be committed to not going over a certain number of calories every day and doing some type of exercise every day. As long as my clothes continue to fit... I get very lazy and don't follow through.

I am 31 years old and a mama of a 5 year old little boy. I've been married for 12 years to my high school sweetheart. I have worked as a RN for the last 8 years.

I am a 28 year old women who is in graduate school trying to earn a PhD. I have just moved to Tucson from Washington D.C. and the move has murdered my body and my metabolism. I can not lose the weight I have packed on

33 years old.. The weight has slowly crept up on me the last 2 years. I am active but poor eating choices and drinking has caused me to gain. I live in Denver which I Love.. Just the place to motivate me to get in better more fit.

I love to read and write. Family is the single most important thing in my life. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by loving family and friends. .

Single mom with two teenagers, full-time job, former exerciser but havent done anything in almost 4 years.

I am from the England but currently live in Dubai. Dubai has lots of fast food places, American restaurants etc so it can be hard to eat healthily if I'm tired or going out with friends. I spend a far amount of time on the beach and would love to feel comfortable when wearing a bikini.

I'm a 55yo Aussie mother, grandmother, wife, vegetarian, accountant....oh and mum to a beautiful pug named Poppy. :) I am a professional weight yoyoer and have spent my life losing, gaining, losing, gaining etc etc the same 20lbs. All up I must have lost and gained over 1,000lbs (ok maybe slightly exaggerated but you get the picture). I'm tired and for the first time in my life seem to have lost all motovation. I need help to to be able to cut the string to the yoyo once and for all.

I am 46, a wife, mother to four kids ages 23/20/14/8, a surgical nurse and am addicted to chocolate covered raisins and Carmel corn! I love movies, reading, watching my daughter play softball, sitting on my front porch listening to the birds and the wind blow through the trees and hanging out with my family. I have been steadily gaining weight over the last 5 years and I need to figure out how to stop it. I have never really had to diet or work hard to remove a few added pounds in the past, so this is really hard for me. I just want to feel good about myself again and feel good in my clothes again.

I am 20 year old mexican girl who loves life :) im currently out of school but planning on going back in the fall. I love reading, eating, cuddling, tv, and naps :)

Married for 40 years and I'm in outside sales to the Beauty Industry. Started training 9 weeks ago and I've lost 20 but want to lose more!! The FreshStart Cleanse sounds like a good program!!

I'm 27 years old and I weigh 245lbs. I'v been over weight my whole life and I really want to do something about it. I dont want to keep gaining weight or be like this for the rest of my life. I want to change!

I have 2 kids. the youngest is only 9 months and I just can't seem to loose the baby weight.

I am turning 40, re-entering the work force as a librarian's assistant after a seven year hiatus to have our family. I've been married for 15 years and we have three of the most gorgeous kids that we enjoy so much.

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I'm a 46 year old SAHM of 2 teens. Have always stayed in shape and been at my target weight until last 2 years when my metabolism seems to have tanked. I even snapped right back to shape after both of my two kids, so am really confused as to why 25 lbs. crept on in 2 years! Am tired of looking at my new muffin top and refuse to buy the next larger size of clothes, so this weight has to come off!

I'm a 47 year old woman with two adorable 10 year old daughters. My husband is very supportive of my weight loss efforts and my job is very stressful! started PEERtrainer 7/3/2013 weight - 135.4

I am a 23 year old mother of two from Canada. I enjoy doing outdoor activities like gardening, 4x4ing, camping, boating, etc. When I had my second child, I went into a downslide and gained a lot of weight. About 28lbs. I am short so around 118 or a little less is more of the norm for me. I have had spinal surgery when I was young and added weight proves to be a challenge for my rebuilt spine. I have to lose weight and maintain a healthy diet for my own benefit and way of life, not to mention my kids and my husband. I want to be there for them in every sense possible.

Wife, mother of 3 grown children and grandma to 5 wonderful grandchildren all under the age of 7!

I am an explorer who really likes to find new things to do, to see, and am always looking for ways to make things better. I work hard, sometimes more than I should! I am a creative person: I sing, dance, draw, paint, sew, design, handcraft, and do all sorts of things.

I am 46 years old with two teenage daughters that are very busy with activities. I work full time and struggle to keep to a healthy diet plan.


I am single. I have a dog, Jasper, a Boston Terrier. I recently joined a gym (01/01/14) and hired a trainer for 6 months.

20 year old with a passion for being lazy who wishes to change that into a passion for life

I lost 20 pounds last year on Spark people. I plateaued for several months and have decided to change to a different program...

I'm 44 years old. Single, no kids. I have been overweight my whole life. Three years ago I was able to lose 80 pounds through a Dr's program that included clean eating. After a year, I wanted to branch out on my own (to save money). Three years later, I'm back where I started. I used Grad school and a hysterectomy as my excuses, but now I have to be honest with myself and battle the demons that have brought me back here.

I'm 35 and trying to figure out all this diet stuff without feeling deprived. No kids, just a supportive boyfriend and a needy dog.

almost 43 year old mother of 3 - Artist and entrepreneur as well as Para Educator at our High School.

I am 44 year old Christian, married for 22 years, 4 children(27, 21, 19, 18) , 1 daughter in law (27) and 3 grand children (3,2,1). My18 year old daughter still lives at home with my husband and me. I work full time, and going to school part time and try to go to the gym every weekday morning. I like to kayak in fairly calm waters, hiking, travelling, and just started learning scuba diving.

I'm an active 58 year old with a stubborn 10-12 pounds that seems to resist going anywhere. I love the outdoors, especially hiking, biking and interesting wines & beers and cooking which of course, may be part of the problem.

I'm married and the mother of a beautiful 16 year old daughter. I'm 36 years old and work as a substitute teacher, which I love!

i love to work out. i used to teach zumba and loved it but my kids have crazy schedules and it no longer works out. i want to get back to the great shape i was in back then.

58 years on this earth. At one time I weighed in at 297 lbs! Then I began eating better and exercising, worked at this for a few years until I finally landed at 140 lbs. I've recently gained to 149 and must, MUST, lose it before it goes any further!

My drug of choice is food and I am desperate to break my habit. I have made it into my 50’s and have started to feel the burden of the extra weight I am walking around with. It is not if I will get sick from weight related issues it is when. I feel like I am a deer in the headlights not knowing where to trun. I would like to lose 80 pounds and I just don’t know where to start so I am starting here. I live in NYC and am active in the animal rescue world. Now if I can only rescue myself.

You can read my log: I = icandoit276. But I summarize my totals here anyway. 50+ year old married male profesional with 2 kids on the LEFT Coast of USA What works for me: 1. Daily logging of cals and exc 2. Low fat meals 3. Commenting on PEERTrainer 4. Planning the food I eat 5. Beck-style awareness 6. Hypertrophy of my resistance muscle 7. Keeping goals in mind: health, longevity, good looks and good shape, staying around for wife and kids, avoiding stroke, heart attack, cancer

Most importantly I want to get off the sugar roller coaster and feel better about myself. I am currently 172 lbs - only 8 lbs from my heaviest ever - ugh! I need to lose a minimum of 15 lbs, preferably 25. I am bloated, have a 41 inch waist.

44 grandmother of 1 and mother to 2 boys... married to a great man who loves at all sizes... wanting to get healthy and stay healthy for me! all kinds of issues run in my family -- heart disease, diabetes, hypertension... Been gluten free for 4 years now.. I also have hashimoto's disease from years of not being diagnosed correctly with thyroid issues...

40 yo female. I have a desk job that unfortunately means that I sit too much during the day. Since starting this job 10 years ago, I have gradually gained 20 pounds. Would like to lose that plus another 30.

Just turned 53 in April. I have a husband of 10 yrs and a 12 yr old daughter. I'm currently doing the 21 Day Fix by BeachBody & I also jog.

38 yrs old, 3 kids, 1 grand baby, work full time, married.

I'm a soon to be 39yr old working full time with an 18yr old daughter at home. Have been overweight for coming up 20 years.

48 yrs old female, 5'4" & 280 lbs. Formerly fit, but battled illness & stress. Looking to rebound!

Just started PeerTrainer on June 12, 2014

I'm 44 and work 3 jobs. I own my own dog agility business, work at Edward Jones part-time as a secretary, and help a CPA friend of mine do tax return collation. My husband and I are also getting into barn hunt in addition to our existing agility business. We have a slew of critter. 6 dogs, 9 ducks (with babies on the way), 1 goose and 12 rats (with 3 on the way). We stay ultra-busy which leads me to eating fast and making unhealthy choices . . . stress being my excuse.

I'm usually happy with me. Lately, I'm not. My weight is creeping up again, my exercise routines are practically nil and I sure could use some encouragement. Just approaching 60 in a few days - that kind of has me spooked.

45. mother of 2, 10&13, both with weight problems also Retail Store Manager, working crazy hours... Dysfunctional Family Upbringing & have my mother living with me....Emotional Eater, Stress Eater, Craziness.... Time to get Healthy & put ME 1st...

40 year old mother of 3 with a wonderful husband. Love to cook, love to eat, active. Black belt in karate, medical technician, avid reader and musician. Started gaining weight with pregnancy, no weight problems as a child. Diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (auto immune, arthritis type of inflammatory disease). Several food intolerances confirmed with blood tests, several foods make my inflammation flare up. Trying to lose weight for 20 years :(

I am pretty much a straightforward type of person and I only have myself to blame for my current weight. I have been overindulgent I have been making unhealthy food/drink choices and have gained in the past few years. I want to reverse this trend now in my 30's .

5'5" 218 lbs. ive in the mountains with lots of activities which I can not do because I am so overweight.

Hello! My name is Mady and I am 20 years old. I have been struggling for the past 5 years to lose weight...I have read tons of books and I am familiar with a lot of exercise routines like Insanity etc...The only problem is that I lack motivation..I really am addicted to food and everyone around me eats very unhealthy... I also lack patience... I expect to lose weight from the first day ,and if I see no results,I get depressed and start eating junk food again. I would really like to find someone or more persons to talk to and motivate each other so that we can start eating more healthy together...I know that the beginning is hard,after you eat healthy for a period of time,the cravings get less and less pronounciated....

I have many hormonal problems that make losing weight in credibly difficult, so I need as much help as I can get! I work in an office and sit around pretty much all day long. Because of my health issues, 2-3 days of the week I feel pretty lethargic and exhausted, so exercising is difficult. I just need to find something that works!

Binge/Emotional Eater... getting better, but not quite there. No more emotional eating - late night eating also a problem... ready for real change.

I work in investments and teach singing part time. I am a relatively sedentary person and don't love exercise. I really need to change that!

Before kids I ran marathons and was obsessed with working out now I don't get enough sleep which translates to stress and eating to regain energy. And I usually give up working out to get the house cleaned up before the kids wake up. I miss feeling like I can do anything, now my body sometimes feels like its breaking down and I don't like that.

I am a university student. I enjoy travelling and going out shopping and to the movies

Young professional, finally taking some me time to focus on health and fitness. Fun-loving, outgoing, adventurous. Enjoy running and fitness classes.

42 year old mom of 2 teens, wife and student. Sit too much studying and need to get motivated in other ways than school and family. Time to do this for me and get moving!

I am a very blessed mom of 5, with special needs children. Most of my life has been dedicated to my family and fitness. Recently I started to struggle with depression and stopped all physical activity and gained twice my weight. I am ready to Lose it, and regain my fitness skills. Looking for help with motivation

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