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Team Name: PoNR 2.0 Support and Motivation Team
Members: 691
Location: T6C 3P4



Goals: My goal is to loose 60 pounds before I get on the plane to India in December 2012. I want to travel lightly and actually be able to take comfortable, easily washable clothing that they don't tend to make in my current size. I also want to be as comfortable as possible on the plane - so smaller is better.

Profile: This is a team for participants of the PEERtrainer Point of No Return Program. Ask questions, share experience and most importantly log every day to help you stay on track.

Last posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 9:43 PM

Other Info: I am not sure how this is different than posting in my profile log - I am a bit confused about who gets to see what and why.

Members profiles:
I'm male, 37, married with 2 children. I am one of the founders of PEERtrainer.


I'm 53 year old father of two teenage sons. I'm on disability from a car accident 5 years ago when my fiance was killed. I gained weight upon leaving the hospital and want to get back in shape to enjoy life with my sons.








47 years old need to lose 120 pounds


I am 44 years old. Mom of 3 teenage daughters. Procrastination and low energy are the two biggest things that keep me from attaining my goals.


I'm 46, currently back in college, married, one grown son, three very bad wiener dogs





I am a 69 year old grandmother, married 49 years, a retired Biblical counselor, a personal fitness trainer certified in T-Tapp (not tap dancing), The Workout that Works.


I'm 52 years old and have never been able to maintain a weight loss. I really want to learn how to do this.


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'm 59, retired and married to my (second) husband for 5 years now. I have 4 grown children, 9 wonderful grandchildren (and counting). I taught sewing to children and adults for 15 years. Besides sewing, I love painting, decorating, cooking, reading, gardening, photography, movies and people.


I'm 63, a Professor at Indiana University. I teach graduate courses and do research on human-computer interaction design. My specific research focuses on slow change interaction design -- something that this site is trying to achieve.


38-year old with the not-kind-on-the-waistline desk job and waaaaay too many social activities that revolve around going out to dinner. I want to reach 40 (14 months away) in my best health ever and not ever turn back!


I am 32 years old, engaged and going back to school for nursing. Have been battling binge eating disorder for years and finally feeling like I'm getting past it. Or at least I've learned more coping skills to avoid it. Still bingeing occasionally, but it's getting better. The bigger problem is being too sedentary these days. Sick of the weight gains and losses. I lose, I gain. I would like to get to a more regulated weight. I've never stuck at a weight I was comfortable with and have no idea what it means to maintain. I've been so inconsistent.


40 years old, divorced, 2 kids 50% of the time. Self employed and can work a lot of hours if I get the chance.





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!


I'm a 60 year old retiree who recently moved with my husband to a rural Texas county. I get plenty of outdoor activity since we have a small ranch with cows and goats, but I find it's too tempting to just fall into the high carb, chicken-fried steak kind of lifestyle that's the norm here. I've only gained about 10 lbs, but I want to reverse this trend before it gets out of hand.


I am a 28 year old wife and mom to three wonderful boys. My youngest is now nearly 5 months old. I am a new SAHM after the birth of my youngest and it is proving to be way more challenging than I ever thought.


I am a 44 year old mother of 3--- two boys and one girl (20, 18, 17 respectively). I have been married for 23 years--was a stay at home mom until the baby was 10, now I work full time. I consider myself a late bloomer. I was a outgoing child until my family moved from the suburbs of Detroit to the small town of St. Clair when i was 8, this is where I became painfully shy and sullen. I ate to satisfy my loneliness and before long became a very chubby pre-teen/teen which was painful due to the teasing I endured from the kids since first of all I was "the new girl" in a small snobby town and I was chubby so the double wammy just sent me into a tail spin of insecurities that I am still working on. I have difficulties making and keeping friends most of the time but I am really trying to reach out. I have a ton of fun when I am out with family/friends but I just can't seem to maintain relationships and I am very paranoid about whether people really, truly like me or of they are just being nice--probably stems from the years of rejection from the kids in school. I have always had a mind toward fitness, I still have a Richard Simmons album from the 80's! but I have never really committed to a regular fitness plan. I am an emotional eater for sure. When i am sad, pissed off, scared--whatever--the first thing i do (which I am trying to stop) is run to the kitchen. I am a geek sort-of. I love comptuers. I am a curious person by nature (my husband calls it nosy) and i am constantly looking for new ways to do things. I think this is part of the problem with me sticking to one single exercise regimen, I am always looking for new exercises, new treadmill workouts etc..


I'm 41, happily married, living in MA near the RI border. I work as a director of a department for an insurance company in Providence. No kids, just the neighbors cat who's taken up residence on our porch. I love reading, writing, exercising and running, hiking, outdoors, photography, wildlife, sci-fi.








54 year old out of shape over weight tired of being tired


I am 53 years old and have lost 51 lbs. but have reached a very big plateau. I want to lose 30 more lbs. I have a very supportive husband and two grown boys, and a very cute dog named Buddy. I am very busy with Church activities, work full time, and direct a puppet team producing 2 shows a year. I've battled my weight all my life. This time I want to WIN!


I'm 56 and have struggled with weight for years. I lost 50 pounds on Medifast and gained 20 back--- I need to learn how to lose and be heathy in real life, not just eating "glop." I'm mom to two grown daughters, married to my sweetheart for 38 years. I spend my days working to end human trafficking and slavery in my own area and around the globe.


I am 51 and have about 90 pounds I would like to lose, along with a few prescriptions I hope. I live happily with my two cats. They are much simpler than a husband and/or kids. :)


I am 63 with four adult children, three grandchildren, 3 dogs, one husband and about forty extra pounds.


I'm a 32 year old recently divorced mother of a 2 year old and physical therapist by trade trying to put my life back together again after a rough year. I'm 50 lbs into my weight loss, but am starting to slow down and need some extra help for the last 30 lbs. I'm glad I have a team to help!











I'm 28 and I relocated to FL for a job promotion. My husband and golden retriever still live in PA so I'm constantly dealing with being lonely. I work in a stressful position but have tried to remedy the stress with my time at the gym. I am a group fitness instructor and I love it. Emotional eating is my downfall.


I am a 37 year-old mom, wife, and professional woman. I am determined to reach my goal this time!


I'm a 32 year old stay at home mother of two boys. They are 6 and 4 years old, and they keep me very busy!


I am 38, married with 3 beautiful boys. My husband works out of town quite a lot and I am a stay at home mom trying to keep the whole family happy.





I am a senior with an MS condition. i have been lucky as things are not progressing i have a husband and two sons. one is a pilot the other is in business. One is married





Late 50's sitll working in an intense, stress filled job. Would love to be retired! Lost close to 50 pounds two years ago and gained back all but 15 of those pounds. I want this time to be a lifestyle change and want to lose and maintain.


single, full time working parent of 2 high energy kids (6 and 8) I love to cook (and eat) and actually like clean food...have a difficult time juggling all of the balls and not grabbing the easiest thing to eat instead of the best thing to eat.


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I'm an almost 52 year old woman. I'm a social worker, love animals (dogs, horses, cats etc.) and have 2 young adopted kids as a single mom (with help). I also enjoy making jewelry. I also love to read. I live in Westbrook, CT.


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 am a 38 yr old teacher, married with two boys 6 and 4. I am tired of being tired and achy when I get up. I am tired of sweating at the least amount of effort. I am tired of not being able to keep up with my kids. I am tired of not following through. I am tired of feeling horrible after making bad food choices but still keep making them. I would like to turn it around and not be "tired" anymore.


I am a 39 year old educator who is also in graduate school. I am kind of quiet and used to cycle for hours on the weekends. Now that I live in Oregon, I would like to join a hiking club and start hiking more. Learn how to camp with friends, etc. I also used to play folk music on the recorder and would like to get back into that as well. Just looking to have a more fulfilling positive life and to make fitness and good health a part of that journey. I weigh 187 to 189 depending on the day and am 5'11". I need to lose about 20 pounds. I am very relieved this website is here.


i am going to make this my year 2010 i will get in shape and i will up my riding level and be a better ridier and person in all .


41 year old mother of a 14 year old and a 6 month old! I have had weight issues my entire life. I lose it for a few years, gain it back over time, repeat.


I am a 44 year old, divorced mother of a wonderful 12 year old son. Recently laid off after 10 years at my firm, so I have some time to devote to this effort!


I am 29, grew up in the US but have been living in Israel for the last 6 years. I like my life overall, have a great group of friends and family, but know that I avoid the spotlight because of how I feel about my physical appearance. I want to find a life partner and have a family and fear that I won't be able to do so if I don't feel confident and good about my body


Mother of 3 teenage girls, ages 13, 15 and 16. I work full time and am also back in school to get my Bachelor's degree and then go for my Master's degree.


I am a 59 year old single mom. I am 5'5" tall and was at my heaviest ever (except when I was pregnant), weighing 152 in October 2009 when I began my weight loss with peertrainer in earnest. I had been "stuck" being overweight for 4 years, since I went through menopause - even though I ate well and exercised 3-4 times a week. Menopause came and went relatively easily, but ever since, I just could not seem to lose weight using any of my "old tricks". I lost the first 12 pounds in less then two months the next 12 pounds by summer of 2010.


I'm 38, married, w/a 4 yo daughter. I'm clinnically overweight for my height of 5'6". Current weight is about 158-161 pounds (depending on the day and time.) I've started running again. Want to run the Boston one day. I feel I need to work on consistency with my workouts and my EATING.





I'm 39 years old, married with two grown children. I have been overweight my whole life. I don't know what's it like to be at a health weight. I have always been very outgoing and very physical. I have always worked out, either at home or at a gym.


I'm 60 years old and have lost about 95 lbs so far. I lost 50 on WW and have had gastric band surgery. I joined PT to help change my thinking and get motivated as I've been pretty stuck for the last couple of months.


I was always overweight as a kid-and even though I lost some weight my Freshman year of college, I ballooned back up to 150lbs at my heaviest (I'm 5' 1) and have lost quite a bit slowly since graduating two years ago. My goal is to be 110-but after yo-yo dieting for years I'm done with quick fixes. My focus is teaching myself to make lifestyle changes that I can live by forever.





I work from home which caused a lot of my weight gain infront of my computer working long hours.





27 years old, have struggled with weight as long as I can remember. Have been in an incredibly stressful work/life environment for the last 6 months and got to a weight that is higher than I have ever been before. I have managed to lose almost 15 pounds on my own but am finding a lot of difficulties now. I am looking to lose another 40-50 to get myself to a healthy weight.





I am a 42 year old, married, mother of two beautiful girls ages 18 & 7. The problem, for me, isn't which diet I'm doing or whether or not it actually works. This is a mental / internal battle that I'm fighting. I find the daily emails from PeerTrainer very motivating and applicable to my situation. I look forward to moving through this journey, one step and one day at a time.





I am 32 years old and work as a registered nurse. One year ago, I had lost 40 lbs, was in the best shape of my life, and ran my first 5ks and half marathon. After a back injury (which I am still struggling with) I have slipped out of all the good habits I had started and have gained back a lot of the weight. I love being outdoors, seeing live music, reading, and hanging out with my husband and dog Banks.





I am a single mother of 2 teens, an RN and back in school. I would love to start dating again and feel good about my appearance. I would also like to be a good role model to my kids.


51 year old female, married for 30 years, have a married daughter and 2 grandchildren.


I am 35, have a 9 year old son and a 4 year old son. I have been struggling with my weight since I turned 25.








52 yo previously gamine female who's become depressed








I'm a 42 yo mother of 4. I love to swim and be fit but have gotten way off track and have been doing nothing...leading to weight gain and just feeling "yucky" overall.


I'm a foodie and have always enjoyed eating. At certain points in my life food was my career and the center of all my social activites.


71 yrs. young, married, 5 kids(husband 3, me 2). Live in a rural area with lots of trees and a river. Interests include an investment club, lots of reading, some gardening and travel and most importantly, family.


I work for my self mostly from home although I do travel a little. I live with my husband (actually significant other of 30 years). He is recovering from the effects of a horrible virus since January and so is still home full time. It can be a challenge but I try to stay in my office and focus on my work as much as possible.





I am havewo great kids, a wonderful husband and very demanding job. I became an emotional eater when several devasted things happened in my life and anxiety took over. I am trying to deal with it and change my way of thinking, that is why I joined this.


I am an entrepreneur and mother of three children, ages 6,5 and 6 months. I am interested in health and fitness. My workouts consist of interval training and circuits. I am interested in shifting my diet to incorporate more vegan and raw food choices, although I currently still eat meat on occasion.


I am married and have a 16 yr old son. I have 2 jobs and used to be athletic. I want that back.





I have been a WW lifetime member for years but tend to yo yo . Wanted to do something new, but not meds.





I am a 41 year old single mother, who has decided enough is enough. The weight has got to go and the real person lying inside is ready to reveal herself for the second half of my life.


I am a 35 year old female who has always struggled with my weight and I've had some personal things happen that have made me loose my motivation. I need it back!!!





I am a full-time Social Work Manager (LCSW) with the state health dept. I work 40 mins. from my home, so my daily commutes are long and usually punctuated with whatever food I can eat in the car. I also cover 3 rural counties, so I sometimes drive 500+ miles a week. I have 2 daughters, ages 5 and 7, and a husband who often makes me think he is my 3rd child.





Hi Everyone - this is my first posting and I would like to have contact, suggestions and discussions with other group members. I am a very happily married woman, 64 years old. My husband and I are very much in love, but he is concerned about me (he also needs to lose some weight - but not nearly as much as me). I recently retired from my position as a HR Director. My children are grown and have families and we are all very close. I have been really heavy for a number of years, yet, unless I see pictures of myself, I think I look okay. My husband says I have a good self-image. I have had 2 knee replacements, 1 hip replacement and a shoulder replacement. I am at the point where I need to have the other shoulder and hip replaced - but I don't want to do it yet. I'm hoping that losing some weight will help delay the hip surgery.


I am a very funny, 51 yr old, sun loving, bubbly gal who endures the harsh winters of Chicago. Burrr! I work long hours and commute 2 hours a day. Since I haven't won the lotto as yet, and am NOT living on the beaches in my mind, I find myself entertained with great friends and great FOOD. :) Just joined up with the Point of NO RETURN where we are going to kick it in gear and get svelt again!! Whoot!





Forty pounds ago I thought I was fat. Most others didn't, but I spent most of my adult life hovering in a 15 pound range, although never stayed consistently at a place where I felt "thin". In the last 15 months, I've put on 30 of the aforementioned 40 pounds, and am extremely unhappy and feeling achy and unwell. I don't want to know what my formerly-stellar blood counts currently look like.


I am "middlin" age. For several years I have not been kind to my body. I came to a realization that if I wanted to have any kind of quality to the rest of my life, I needed to change the way I treated myself. Thus I have embarked upon an adventure. I have read many, many guide books and ideas about diet & excersize. I joined a gym. I've modified the way I had been eating. Things are evolving and I am realizing there's a whole "nother" world out there. I so far have lost quite a bit of weight over a couple years. I am Trying all kinds of excersize I didn't think I could do. And am enjoying discovering.


I'm married,work part time and enjoy and active lifestyle with hubs. .


I've lost 35lbs since Feb 2010, but this summer I hit a plateau. Finally, after deciding to get serious about this whole weight loss thing and really examine my habits, I realized my biggest problem has been alcohol. I'm 27 years old and my social life seems to revolve around booze, but a weekend night on the town erases all the hard work I put in during the week. It was something I had to really be honest with myself about, so I've given it up. But I'm still having trouble losing weight. Hopefully this group will help me both realize and reach my goal!


I will be a Senior in high school in the fall. I play the alto saxophone and I love anime (japanese animation). My ambition in life other than losing weight is to become an author and an actress.





I have about 50 pounds to lose. Right now I feel a bit discouraged as I regained 24 pounds in the last year. I was down to 163 from 215 and now I am back up to 187. But I need to focus on the fact that the things I need to do to lose weight actually feel very good - I enjoy exercising at the gym and hiking and cycling. And eating well is tasty and gives me lots of energy.


63 YO clinical pharmacist, graduate of Auburn University (War Eagle!) and Medical University of South Carolina. Married to the woman of my dreams with 3 beautiful Children of my own and 3 wonderful step children I gladly call my own. I look positively toward retirement but not there YET!


I am a retired high school teacher. I am a very, very busy person. My volunteer work includes working with homeless people, giving workshops and walks at a park, doing social ministry from my church, and being a docent and planning travel at an art museum. I have a significant other, Bruce, with whom I do a great deal of outdoor activities such as birding, boating, and skiing in winter. I have three grown children and four grandchildren who get large chunks of my time. Until this year I have been an avid traveler and have taken groups of people all over Europe, to Mexico, South America and places in the U.S. I still travel on my own, sometimes entirely by myself. I read, do needlework, garden, and see friends in my spare time. I am gifted with an intense joy of life.


I am a 30 year old wife and mother of 2 boys - 2 months and 2 years old! I live on a small soybean farm in Ohio and work fulltime so I stay very busy!





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 turning 21 in December...i've been on "diets" my whole life, i did weight watchers lost 30 pounds, kept it off for a couple years and then gradually gained it back and more. I am ready to learn to eat healthier and to be the me i know is inside. I ran my first 10mile race on 4/5/09 and i am looking at training and getting back into running


I am an emotional eater trying to lose about 5 lbs, but I tend to binge often enough to sabotage my efforts. I am off sugar for 3 weeks to see if that might help. I work as a chef developing plant-based recipes, I love reading, herbs and hiking.


63, soon to be 64, year old married female with no children. 3rd marriage for 3 years with 3 grown stepchildren. Work full time as an Employee Assistance Program Coordinator.


I enjoy a lot of different outdoor activities. I need to change the way I eat and exercise more consistently, so that I can continue to do the things I enjoy as I get older.





I am a 48 year old mother of 6 year old twins. I have been married to a wonderful man for 10 years. I work full time as a software engineer. I have also have an essential oil business. I just want to get healthy so I can keep up with my girls.


I am 24 years old, in my second and final year of graduate school, studying to become a special education teacher. I have been overweight my entire life. I have have just once or twice crossed that obese line, but always have been in that overweight realm. I love eating, its a comfort and a habit that I cant always control. I have many many good things in my life, but am unhappy with myself becuase of my weight and I want to change that.





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 ;)


I am 43 and trying to BALANCE work, family and weight loss back to health.


51 year old woman with a great husband and two terrific kids. I have taken such great care of them all the past 20 years. Not to sound selfish but....my turn. I am a positive, happy person about everything in my life except...my weight. (and my mirror!).


I am a 33 year old wife, mother and child of God! I have 6 kids, 3 biological and 3 by marriage ranging in age from 23-8.


I am a 41 year old mother of two boys, 12 and 9, who leads a very hectic and busy life. I love to sing, fish and play the guitar.


49 years old - turning 50 in January 2012, two grown daughters, wholeheartedly want to be fit and healthy


I am 43 yrs old single mom. I am going trough very challenging time in my life – emotionally, phinancially, professionally. I know that things will turn around and that I need to keep myself strong, positive and moving forward. I know from my onw experience that change takes place when I am prepared & consistent. I strongly believe in concept of freedom trough discipline & would like to use PT as a place for accountability and support. I intend to build strong system of healthy eating & exercise habits that will support me in weight loss and bringing my body to a state of health and vitality .


I am single working person with 3 grown daughter-no grandchildren yet. I work as an Advanced Practice Nurse and also have a Ph.D. in Religion and Psychology. I have 50 pounds to lose. I am 61 years old and just started having a weight problem about 10 years ago when I went through a divorce and also aging is an issue. I find it harder to lose the older I get. I do believe it's possible. Right now I rate the possiblity of losing weight permanently a 7 out of 10 but I am working on raising that.


I am a 47 year old professional woman, single mom. I worked out 6 days a week until a month ago when I injured my foot. I am trying to find some new types of workouts to replace what I cannot do right now. My workouts have to fit around my crazy busy single parenting lifestyle. I have spent twenty years in some form of personal / spiritual growth work.


I'm an over 50-something MWF. I am a middle child, natural born mediator, and introverted idealist. In my 20s I traveled the world, attended seven universities in four states, studied 5 languages, climbed 8 14,000 ft mountains, and was married twice. In my 30s I gave birth to two precious children, moved 2000 miles from family, earned a graduate degree, and experienced another divorce. After being at home with my children for 10 years I went back to work just before turning 40. For the next ten years I was single, my weight peaked at a lifetime high, I raised my two teenagers alone, and I became a university administrator. I also learned how to work 60 hours per week and have done that for the past 10 years. At 50 my most recent adventure was to jump in the bayou at night to capture a live alligator with my bare hands. I also married for the third time and am now looking at what the last chapter of of this adventure may have in store.








I'm 30 years old, been married for 8 years and my wife and I have 4 little girls. I was 170 pounds and fit before the wedding, reached 245 after a few years, and now I'm at 230 and trying to get back down.














I have been vegetarian for most of my adult life, and have tried going vegan from time to time. Dr. Fuhriman's program makes the most sense to me, logically and nutritionally and scientifically. In 2007-2008 I lost 99 pounds, and got down to 150.5. In 2008 I ran a half marathon! In 2009 and 2010 I gained 45 pounds. I want to get to a very healthy, happy weight and be in awesome physical condition!








I'm a computer programmer and graduate student, and do volunteer work as transcriber and translator--all sedentary. Have been steadily putting on weight since 2007; seems very difficult to turn this around, and I'm counting on the PEERtrainer community for the help I need. I am a lacto-vegetarian for religious reasons.


I am a full time student and wife. I gained 60 pounds in the course of a year following the death of my mother and attending school full time. Now I have to regain my balance and focus on being healthy inside and outside. My relationship with my husband has become strained due to my weight gain and I need to fix it.


62 year old single woman who is (thank God) healthy. But I want to stay that way. And I want to quit using food as a form of entertainment.


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


I am a working mum of three lively children. I hate exercise and love red wine and chocolate!


I'm 38, a musician, college dean, about to get married to an amazing guy (2nd time for both of us). Looking for new inspiration to lose 50 pounds.


I am a 38 year old female. I'm active duty Navy, and I just moved to my last duty station before I retire in Pensacola. I work with sailors in addictions counseling. It's focused on alcohol, but I see so many parallels to my own attitudes towards eating. Aside from my focus (almost obsession) on food, I love to read, I'm looking for a Church to call home and I love yoga, though I'm lazy about practicing.





Small business owner, 2 children in 20's, 2 stepchildren, 2 grandchildren, 57 years old


Happily married with 6 grown kids (4 step, 2 mine). Our family is always doing something fun; snow skiing/boarding, camping, sailing our Hobie Cat or pulling the kids on the power boat wake boarding, Harley runs, competitive rifle and pistol shoots. I'm 52, a real estate appraiser and work at home with our yellow lab and cat.


Been unhappy with my weight for the last 30 years. I have done various diets including all the main slimming groups and lighterlife. I have read lots of books on overeating issues and I am now completing a 3 year full time degree program on nutrition. During all these things i have learnt lots however, I still have not managed to maintain a healthy weight for more than a few months.


Hello! My name is Dev, I'm 27 and I live in Sydney, Australia. I lose focus and motivation quickly, so my biggest personal challenge is my personal battle with my own resilience.. So - Here we go again! :) I want to lose weight because: - I want to feel confident of myself - I want to buy clothes that I like without worrying about looking fat - I want to be proud of what I wear without hiding my body] - Time to make a change in life and turn it around. To do things I haven't done before and really go for it, weight loss is the first step to the rest of my life - So I don't develop chronic illnesses, already have 1 at the young age of 25 - So my parents can be proud of me - Look the best I've ever looked. To see what I look like when I'm not overweight, the real me can come out from beneath all this extra mass


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





I am 49, married, 5'6" and 130 pds. I am a former Fiqure Competitor (and Champion :-), competed for 4 years and my last show 5 years ago. I have been training at various levels for 33 years. The last few years I lost motivation in the gym, lost some mucsle, but did stick to my cardio.


I am 33 years old, a wife and mother to a beautiful 17 month old girl. I work full time and keep very, very busy.


I turn 64 next month and just retired. I was a paralegal for 15 years and that meant sitting at a desk most of the day. I have a large family and enjoy time with all of them.





I'm a 38 year old artist who works in insurance to pay the bills. I've spent most of my life slowly and steadily gaining weight until I leveled out at 355 pounds. I've been there a few years, and it's embarrassing and demoralizing. I don't want to die young, ans so I'm here needing a LOT of help.


I'm 49, happily married with no kids, 2 cats. I work part time in health care. I like to golf, knit, sew, and watch football.


I will be turning 60 in 2 years and want to feel like I am attractive and healthy in the last third of my life. I have a solid life partner. We've been together for almost 30 years but never got marries and two daughters -one is 25 and the other is 21. I am an educational researcher and I work mainly out of my home. I have a pretty busy life- recently started my own consulting business, involved with social justice activities, etc.. I hope this is the right to feel in control of my weight - - after a lifetime of yoyo dieting.


i have two grown children, youngest (daughter) marrying next May. No grandkids. Got married very young (18) and me and hubby still much in love. Want to be a happy fit grand mommy in the next three years.


I am a 46 year old mother of two boys, 28 and 26 and one daughter who is 25, also I have been married for 26 years.











I am a married 39 year old female with 2 boys aged 3 and (almost) 5y. I live in Sydney Australia. I have a history of eating disorders and would love to finally normalise my relationship with food before I turn 40 !! I train regularly at the gym and (luckily !) love exercise as it is about the only thing that keeps me sane ! I don't have a huge amount of weight to lose - around 3kg/ 5-7 pounds I think but want to sort my issues out and get to the perfect weight for me and be able to maintain it without worrying about food.


I'm a twenty something, aspiring motion graphic designer who loves LA (moving there next week!), TV (favorites include Glee, The Wire and Firefly) and romance. I love the arts in many forms whether it be television, music, fashion, movies, novels or interior design.


I'm a 28 year old professional who has struggled with fluctuating weight since high school. I want to find a comfortable weight that makes me feel healthy and attractive and that is maintainable.


I have hypertension needing more than one medication to control it and am ready to make some changes! I would love to lose 40 pounds!











I am a 40 year old freelance journalist with a wonderful husband and 4 year old little girl.


Mid-30s, live in the city, and a new mommy of a son who weighed 10 lbs at birth (!). It's been four months since he was born, I'm working full-time, and I need support to get refocused on my health and fitness. I have so little time for myself, the whole thing is daunting.


57 1 3/4--160--Help husband farm/survey.Love sewing/upholstery. 2 children/2 grandchildren not living near. Quit drinking/smoking 19 yrs. ago. Go to AA and church allot. I am Roman Catholic and teaparty person.





I've been grappling with weight issues all my life; the only times I've been in shape is when I do daily exercise. I love exercising, have a background in martial arts and boxing, and am very outdoorsy. But I'm short and eating (especially night time) is my problem. I broke a knuckle about a year ago and got a bit depressed for not being able to exercise, and it all went downhill afterward. Now I hate looking at pictures of myself and can't take it anymore!








I am a 37 years old programmer. I have added on about 20 lbs in the last 3 years, and my short-term goal is to get back to my healthy weight of 125 lbs. I love eating high-raw, and I take yoga classes and hula-hoop regularly, but bad habits do catch up with me, and I'll skip a class, or will eat unhealthily. Sweets and baked goods are the worst for me -- I feel like an addict. I need to understand how can I stay where I want to -- and can -- be mentally and physically, being aware of my goals and intentions. Feeling my best is definitely the most important part. Looking my best will just follow.


I am 47 years old, very active, working out 5-6 times a week. I am working to over-come a life-long habit of emotional/mindless eating (Binge-eating.) that is not productive. I have reached my goal weight many times, but can never stay there. I end up displaying self-sabotaging behaviors to gain the weight back each time.





I am 30 years old, married and I have a 6 month old daughter named Kennedy. I work full time as an insurance agent...being a working mom ROCKS!!


I'm a 36 year old mom of one very young boy. I'd also like have another baby but at my current weight I'm too afraid to have one before I get my eating habits under control for life.


I am a mother of 2 gorgeous kids, aged 16 and 9. My husband and I run a software and marketing business together. I am 5' 11", and weigh 17 stone 6lb. I want to lose 65lbs by next December when I'll be 40. In recent years I put the weight on as a reaction to dealing with my husband's chronic depression of 8 years. He's now better, but I'm left with the excess pounds and a lack of belief that I can do it. I really want to be able to wear great clothes and feel good about myself and how I look. Looking forward to the journey with you all!


65 years old. 40 lbs overweight. I have a strong athletic frame but lack the energy to get active; would prefer to read, write and/or hang out with friends. A cancer survivor::10 years clean in 2010. I find my resolve to be easily weakened by external events.





Age 43. I've been married for almost 21 years, have a wonderful family with 5 children and I want to live a long and healthy life. I have steadily gained weight over the years as my work became less active and with age to the point where I am concerned it may lead to diabetes or other health complications. I think a healthy and fit weight for me would be around 200 lbs; if I were to be extremely lean I might get down to 185-190, but that is beyond my realm of thinking at present. If I can get down to 200 lbs I would be very pleased and I'm sure it would help my health in the long term.











35 years old,4 kids married 17 years Phd 29 kilos to lose





I'm a 29 year old female, who has been overweight since age 6. I've dieted a bit in the past, but only gained more weight than I've lost over time. I'm tired of all the weight yo-yoing, and would love to reclaim my life. I want to be the person I was meant to be, rather than allowing the weight to hold me back from my confidence and life goals.


I am 27. I am from Louisiana but I am a missionary that has lived in Honduras for the last 8 and a half years. I am married and have 2 girls. I have some serious issues with commitment to better myself and I am tired of fighting a losing battle.


57 years old, divorced, living the life I love!


I am a married 55 year old empty nester. My husband I like to entertain and go out for dinners.... funny how it all centers around food and drink! Would love to see the scale head it the opposite direction!


I am a 40 year old mother of two girls, 13 and 9. I am an accountant and I recently left my job to start contract work out of my home.


I'm 51 and 5'1" have 3 children, am married. Had an accident 5 yrs ago and put on a lot of weight. Had knee surgery last year and have lost some of it but still have a long way to go! Tried a variety of diets, lose some, gain some. At the moment I've been stuck at this weight for 4 months. Need some encouragement & accountability. Husband & friends all say I'm looking great with the weight I have taken off, but I don't feel that way & with the doctor saying I have 50 pounds extra on me still, I don't want to stop yet!





I am 45 years old and an a generally active, healthy, fit person. I struggle with binge eating (SUGAR!) and trigger foods that lead me down the ugly path of self loathing (and weight gain).


I'm 46 and a mother of four, 3 boys, and, recently a beautiful little girl who just turned two. BIG shock to both my body and my life. But she's such a joy and a thousand times worth it. Just really want to do whatever it takes to be happy with my body again. I am a lifetime member of Jenny Craig and I've lost weight and regained it on the program because I stopped going. I seem to see no rhyme or reason to what my scale says and I get very frustrated. I work out 5X a week, 2X with Body Pump at Gold's and at least 3X of cardio, usually an hour on the StairMaster.


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.


married and one daughter


I'm 19, and tired of hating the way I look. My big goal is to run a half marathon in May 2012!


I am turning 50 this year. I am married with no kids and like to travel often. I have my own business and work somewhat crazy hours.


im 130.2kg which is 20st 7lb im now 41 , and im re starting the 12 week PoNR , divorced dad of 3. i had a mental breakdown in 2009 and was put on alot of medication most of which increased my appetite hence i put on 6 stone(38kg) over 80lbs has made a big impact on my life though i have come through the mental difficulties i now have a confidence issue and i dont feel that i can approach a woman , so i stay on my own. i have always carried weight but i balanced it out with an active life. i was a head chef, i biked everywhere and did weights and went out dancing. the last 6 years were very hard , difficult marriage and drink took over my life . i am an alcoholic , and ive been sober for 876 days. and counting , i have no wish to drink again . i feel its time to live my life and live it healthy and get fit. now its that time .


I'm a 37-year mum of two kids. Unfortunately I seem to gain 2lb each year and getting bigger slowly and steadily unless I do something! My name is Heli.


56 years old, transplant coordinator, with my partner for 20 years. She is very supportive.








I have been trying to lose weight since I was 12. I've done things that have worked and things that have not. I've lost significant amounts of weight, but have not yet managed to keep it off. In January 2011, I traveled to Mexico to study for four months. While I was there, I lost 50 pounds by eating mostly non-processed foods (which was so easy there with all the delicious produce!) and exercising A LOT! I felt and looked incredible! While I was in Mexico, I met the love of my life, and we got married in the U.S. in July of 2012. Being in a happy, comfortable marriage, along with going through the stress of planning a wedding in two months, immigration, changing to a new job and city only to get fired one day short of 6 months.. I put back on that 50 pounds that I lost in Mexico. I'm ready to get it off for good! I've found a new job that I love and am very happy at, I have an amazing husband who now has his green card, and I'm ready to put myself and my health first for good. I've been doing the cleanse (eliminating the 7 foods) for about two and a half weeks now, and I am so excited at how manageable this is. I think I finally found something that I can stick to and maintain as a permanent lifestyle change!


single, full time working parent of 2 high energy kids (6 and 8) I love to cook (and eat) and actually like clean food...have a difficult time juggling all of the balls and not grabbing the easiest thing to eat instead of the best thing to eat.





I have been this weight for at least 14 years give or take a 20 pound swing. I hate it. Every season change I have promised that by the next season I'll be wearing several sizes smaller - didn't happen. Now I have high blood pressure and high cholestrol ( controlled by medication) and I want to get fit so I can come off this stuff. Also, I really do want to buy some new clothes! I'm updating this profile five years later! I totally forgot I had joined this amazing program and successfully ignored it for FIVE years while I went through some of my most stressful live changing events. My sister died of breast cancer, my aunt Evelyn decended into dementia, in 2009 I had surgery for endometrial cancer, six months of chemotherapy and five weeks of daily radiation during which time my aunt fell, broke her hip, contracte MSCR after surgery and died a painful death in July 2009. Then my mother started declining in health, fell in June, had successful surgery but gave up and died in July. My real estate career is virtually over due to both the market and my personal circumstances taking prescedence over staying on top of my game. Fortunately I'll be alrignt thanks to inheritances but I'll have to be very careful.


I lost nearly 50 lbs 3 years ago using Atkins and have kept it off but have never quite gotten to goal. I want to go "all the way" now! I'm planning to quit Curves and get a personal trainer to show me how to lift at a real gym.


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.


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 two..live with my boyfriend and together we are raising 4 with our ex's..yeah, it's all very Brady!


48 years old, 5'8" and needing to lose 50 pounds. I've already lost 65!! :) I am active in life and fitness, and am currently on Weight Watchers.


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.


I am a 36 SAHM. I have 4 darling kids- 3 boys and one girl. Theya re 10,8,6, and 2. I have been married to my husband Kevin for 14 years. I really have never been successful at any type of diet or execise. I want to be a healthier person and be a better example to my kids as far as staying active.


I'm a 41 year old stay at home mother of 5 children (13-3). I'm active in my community, interested in adoption issues, a mormon, a daily crossword puzzle do-er, and a closet oreo eater.


I am 20 years old and have been on and off diets since I was 16. It has been an up and down rollercoaster and I am tired of it. Its been such a struggle and so hard. Im taking things slow this time and trying to make permanent health changes


I am a 72 (almost 73)-yr-old retired child development specialist. Since retirement I have been a docent coordinator for a popular children's garden, part of a botanical garden. I do a story time for preschoolers once a week. I have 2 granddaughters ages 9 and 12 who live 3,000 miles away, and two grandsons ages 6 years and 2 years living 3 miles away whom I babysit 3 days a week. I'm busy and active and enjoying life.


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 wife and mother of two kids (6 and 8 in 2011). I have a full time job. I'm a homebody but love to be social. I often lack energy (which vitaminD supplements have improved...I do live in Canada after all :) and use being tired as my excuse to sit on the couch.


SAHM of 2 beautiful (but sassy) teen girls. Also want to incorporate a more healthful eating style into our lives for good!


I just turned 37 years old (2/2011). I am a single mom of two beautiful kids ages 7 and 3. I am a preschool special education teacher. I have over 60 lbs to lose.


I'm a retired college teacher. I've tried Beck on my own and have failed miserably. I'm an emotional eater and need support to get and stay on track.


Mother of one son. I am a teacher and love teaching children and figuring out what makes them "tick." I have allowed myself to deal with my emotions by eating, and I am now ready to learn how to not do that. I am responsible for my own actions...I am not powerless, nor a victim.


LilySlim - Personal pictureLilySlim Weight loss tickers Met Dr. Fuhrman at the 1-day Texas Immersion in Austin on September 7,2013! I am 50- 6' tall, 175# - a Geoscience Technician; helping my boss, a Geologist, search for oil & gas. I have Hypothyroidism & Menopause: a new OBGyn that specializes in Bioidentical HR Therapy put me on bio-identical HRT Cream on Jan 18, 2012. This has made a huge difference in my energy, attitude, and moods- took about 2 months to kick-in. -Feel So Much Better! Back when I joined in Feb of 2009 I was 215, and lost down to 172#, and now since June or so of this year -2010- I have gained it back. ( I will explain more if you want to know)-I enjoy working out at 24 hour fitness, & love all the GroupX Classes. Hobbies include crocheting, learning to knit. Healthy cooking & entertaining for friends. Reading Dr. Furhman's books has CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER! (Eat to Live, and Eat for Health). I have also read the Pleasure Trap, the China Study, Super Immunity & will read soon - The Life You Want, and New Rules of Lifting for Women. Hearty veggie soups & stews and Beans in the crock pot. - my weight has fluctuated between 205- 211-202 now is 201


I'm 63 and began using Peertrainer Feb 15 2009. I lost 50 pounds in a year but it came to a halt when my husband came home from rehab Jan. 30 2010 for a lengthy illness and I began cooking for him. I'm now back at it because he is recovering finally!. I finally signed up for the point of no return program and will begin it this afternoon.


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'm 37, 5'2" and weighed 138 at the beginning of 09. I've lost 6 lbs so far with no dieting really until this month. I have 2 boys - ages 5 and 3. I'm mostly a stay at home mom. I do work 1 day a week as a school nurse.


I am a 37 mom/wife and have generally been overweight and dissatisfied with my body throughout my life. After the birth of my second child in aug 2006 my weight was a whopping 95 kgs. I started to train and make healthy eating choices and by June 2009 had come down to a more satisfying weight of 72 kgs. Since then things started to change and I had to move overseas and was there for nearly 4 months and now back to Sydney end Dec 2009. All this took a toll on me and have gained again to 82 kgs. All this while i have neither exercised nor eaten healthily. I have finished my study to be a personal trainer and want to start training people and the only thing that comes in my way is my own personal fitness and weight. I will slowly start to bring in my old lifestyle, of exercising 5 times and making healthy food choices, back into my life.


I am a 44 years old female. I feel I am always on diet. I lose some weight and then gain back. I want to be able to get to my goal weight and then maintain it.


I am a single person who doesn't like to cook much. I try to do some kind of exercise every day. I like to exercise and think it is a good habit but it can get old at times.


I am a 43yr old married woman with kids, career and a husband who is also heavy. I lack the desire for physical exercise and believe that is one of the reasons I have been heavy for most of my life.


I am a 40 year old single woman who has lost and gained over 80 pounds. I am at my all-time high weight and want to change my life once and for all! I had Bells Palsy that I was convinced was triggered by my weight, so joined weight watchers for the first time and lost 80 pounds. I never recognized that I had issues with food - I just thought I didn't know what to eat, how to eat, etc. I was fooling myself. I gained the 80 pounds back. Since then, I've joined weight watchers at least 10 times and was part of a clinical study for a new weight-loss drug, but I couldn't seem to commit. I am ready to lose weight. I don't want to live like this anymore.


I am 41 years old, live in Minnesota. Work as a nurse. Mom to 2 great kids, one of which is graduating next month.


34/F, 5'2", currently 129 lbs. Iinterested in integrating fitness, holistic nutrition, and mindful living more into my daily life.


Joined PT in July of 2009 and lost 40 pounds. In the spring of 2010 stopped focusing on my health and weight loss due to significant life challenges including job loss, illness and eventual death of my dad, and health issues for my children and husband. It was too much to handle and I didn't have the time or energy to commit to weight loss, especially the exercising. It's now Feb. 2011 and while I still have a lot of stress and am searching for employment, I am at a place in my life where I can focus again on weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. I have gained back 20 of the 40 pounds I lost. Ultimately I need to lose 80 pounds. I've joined the Point of No Return program and will be diligent with it.


I have lost 60 pounds in the last 28 months and I have 60 more to go. I lost 30 the first year and 30 the first part of the second year and I have been the same weight for the last 12 months. I have a stressful job and I am a doctoral student so I am on my rear most of the time. I work out most days for 45 to 60 minutes. My workouts vary from swimming, aerobics, horseback riding, and interval kickbox training. My biggest challenge is not night snacking and getting sleep. I typically sleep 5 hours a night. Being a manic-depressive, that refuses to take meds, leaves me with many sleepless nights and some days and nights when I want to sleep all day and night. I have other health issues but I think losing weight wiil help to make me have less pain.


I am 60 years old. Mother of 2 grown children living too far away to visit very often. Very slim husband who doesn't get weight gain and definitely doesn't like it. Have ballooned up to 172 lbs. as of this morning. Love to run but don't enjoy lifting weights, even tho I know that is the secret to weight loss. Can't confess my secret eating to anyone. Move to new town 3 yrs ago. Currently not working which is hard on me. Tend to depression.





42 years old, educator, no children, a bit of a gym rat, main challenge is emotional/compulsive eating.





39 years old; 9 to 5 professional in the Evaluation field and trying to write my dissertation on the weekends. I know that simply bringing awareness to my eating & exercise habits goes a long way toward improving them!


I started Fat Flush Plan on 12/27 and have lost 15 pounds to date. Lost 4 pounds earlier in December. So a total lost of 19. I have 25 pounds to go.


Homemaker, wife to a wonderful guy, mother to three awesome kids, love painting, art journaling, sewing. My family loves to mountain bike and my goal is to partake in their fun this summer!!!


I am in my mid 30's and have 2 kids and 2 step-kids. Married my longtime boyfriend in Jan 2011. I love reading and write a book review blog. I weigh the most I ever have and would like to develop healthier habits to lose weight.


I turned 50 in November...I am practicing saying it because it doesn't seem possible. I have a terrific husband and a family of grown kids, a foster son and a baby granddaughter. I put on a bunch of weight when I got remarried 15 years ago. Lost about 20 lbs since but am still up 20 and would like to lose an extra 5 for good measure.


Professional. Stressed.


I sit most of the time at work, but am a true weekend warrior -- every weekend -- and I'm at an age where I'm vulnerable to injuries and concerned about my future physical health.


I am 50 years old, married with 3 children, one married, one in college, and one in high school. I am a registered nurse. I love learning new things, walking, and doing really good Bible studies. I sing in my church choir, and I am a voracious reader. I weighed about 112 pounds for most of my adult life, even after babies. AT 5' 3" I was pretty petite and very fit. Since I turned 40, I have gained 37 pounds, peaking at 151 but currently at 149. I know I will never see 112 again, but would like to see 120!!


32 F living in San Jose, CA. I recently got married in May 2010 and immediately began re-gaining weight by abandoning my diet/exercise (I got into the dress and got out!) I'm looking for the support and motivation to finally lose weight for good. =)





I am 55, single, work as an HR Manager, have 2 girls and 2 grandsons. Live in SW Missouri and love the outdoors.











I am 53, and work as a Nurse Anesthetist, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I have two sons, one 25 and living in NY and one 23 and living in Boston. I was a single mom for 15 years, and then remarried October 2006. My husband is awesome, but never watches his weight, although I have always been obsessed about trying to maintain mine. and I exercise everyday. I think the reason I have had so much trouble keeping my weight off is stress, not getting enough sleep and recently going through menopause.


I am 41 year old wife and mother of 3 boys. I work part time as a preschool aide. I love to exercise but find that I am always making excuses or I am too busy with my other daily activities with my kids and home.





I am a 34 years old and married. I've struggled with my weight all my life, and have had both successes and failures.


I'm all about self-improvement. Getting healthier, stronger, happier. I want to be a better mother, wife and friend. I want to enjoy life with as few limitations as possible. I am working on removing those limitations in all aspects of my life. Losing weight is just one area, but it overlaps every part of my life. 11/29/10: 209.2 (current weight) 11/22/10: 208.8


I just turned 40, and am a mother of two, am married, and a school counselor. Both of my kids are in sports, so I am very busy. I would like to learn how to stay motivated and stay on track when it is difficult.








I am a young at heart, recently turned 54 year old female. Was once in awesome shape. Spent the last 3 plus years in a bad relationship "EATING " my way through all of the emotions that came up. I have ended that relationship and am intent on regaining not only my physical self but my emotional and psycological selves as well. Not that I didn't have food issues issue before the relationship. I did. I run a Resource for "High Risk Pregnant and Parenting Teen moms. I am also a Portrait Artist/ pastel and oil. I have a meditation practice ala Pema Chodren. I live alone. Life can get very stressful and busy.





I am 25 yrs old.My profession is Hairstyling. I love the outdoors, the ocean, movies, music, art, fashion and FOOD! I am a great cook and I enjoy experimenting with different types of cuisine. I am a bit lazy, but at this current time in my life I have never been more motivated to achieve my goal and support others in their journey as well!


I am a working mom of three little ones, my youngest two are twin girls with severe Autism. They take up most of my mental (and physical energy), but are still a joy to be with. I've lost weight before, so I know I can do it, I just have to drop all of the emotional baggage and excuses that I carry around with me and focus and keeping myself healthy, both mentally and physically - easier said than done :)


I'm 50, married to a great man for 21 yrs and have a 16 yr old son. I play tennis every day and lift weights, but have trouble with stress eating!!





I'm a 38 year old single mom, but my daughter is a 21 year old college student, so I don't have any "no time" excuses. My time, outside of work, is my own.


I am a 29 year old woman, in a long-term relationship, working long hours in finance. I like to work out but have a hard time maintaining momentum and continuity.


I need to lose a lot of weight in order to be healthier. My long term goal is to get to a size 8 or 10. I have been at these sizes before, so it is possible. I have little milestone goals in between this big goal to help keep my motivation up.





Scribbler and doodler, writer and reader, always pulling for the underdog, dancer and laugher, endlessly curious and can't wait to find out.... . Play me Chet Baker and the Duke (Ellington), Led and Who, Mozart and Beethoven. . Tune me into Rick Mercer, Sean Majumber and Seinfeld. Screen Arsenic and Old Lace, Casablanca or The Big Lebowski. . Read me anything Shakespeare, Raymond Chandler or Richard Brautigan.


Busy like everyone else and run out of energy by the end of the day. I am divorced, kids grown, and had to put my 14 yr old Pekinese to sleep in July so the house feels empty. I am a quiet type anyway. I decided not to get another dog.


I am a single mom with 3 grown boys. They are 23, and then a set of twins that are 21. I work in sales and I love my job even though at times it can really get stressful.











I am a 47 year old woman who is very interested in fitness and nutrition. I have , in the past, run an ultramarathon and loved every minute of running and goals I was setting for myself. Now I am trying to learn to deal with the neurobiology of perimenopause and struggle through the hormone imbalances, weight gain, and how everything is so much harder in this time of life.





Registered nurse. I have my masters in nursing degree , obtained it online. Worked as a nurse for greater than 35 years


I am a young 56.I've always been fit and active and always seem to battle with sugar addiction and along with it the last 10 lbs! When I stay away from sugar and keep alcohol consumption to once a week the weight comes off!





Always had problem controlling my weight


52 Single mother of 3 boys. One is married and I have a grandchild. I work full time and going to college.





I am married with two young adults, two cats, and a new puppy.


I am a professional musician, self-employed. I run a one-woman company. I live in a 150 year-old house in medium-sized town in Vermont with my partner and a cute old kitty. I have a wonderful community of friends with whom I love to EAT and DRINK. Hmmm.





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











Artist/mother of 2 young adults, in my 50s,


41 years old, mother of a 6-yr-old son, work full-time and travel some on business


I am a college sophomore and I am finally serious about establishing healthy habits in my 20's.


40 y.o. Mother of 8 y.o and 12 y.o. Night shift RN. 1 hour commute to work. My husband and I own a nursery business, a work in progress.


28yrs old looking to lose 2 stone and get fitter. aiming to do some long runs this year!








I am turning 51 this month and am married with 3 boys








I'm a mom of 6. 5 girls and 1 boy...I also have a full time job and my husband is a workaholic so I'm usally busy all the time.


I am a working mom and wife. I love people and relationship building.


I am a 53 yr old single woman recently engaged for the first time. I had WLS Nov 2010 lost 90 lbs and have been gaining weight. No surprise am sabotaging myself with poor eating choices and No exercise. I have gained 8 lbs and could probably gain it all back if Idon't get Back on Track asap. I have been reading everything on PeerTrainer since I found this sight yesterday ( while looking to download workout music) and I can't wait to join your tem and get started. thanks








I am a 45 year old single Mom of a 6 and 12 year old with a full-time law practice. I also became a fishetarian about 8 months ago. I eat eggs and fish but don't go near animal meat. My biggest challenge has been night time binging when all the noise of the hectic day subsides and the silence is deafening. After some self discovery recently with the help of this site I realize I am very lonely, especially at night.








I am 51 and a grandmother- still at home after being a homemaker but looking to see what challenges exist for me in the work world.


i'm 45, married, mom of 2 grown kids, grandma to 1. i put my life into raising my family and it's my turn.





I am 49 years old. Married 30 years. Two grown children. Retired early. I love to cook, travel, and read. Love love love music of all kinds. Also love to read. Basically love life!


I am 40 years old and married with 3 sons (11, 11 and 7 years). I work part time as a professional. Hobbies include scuba diving and running.


I am 51 years old work full-time sitting in front of a computer all day. I quit smoking May of 2007 and between that and menopuase have put on 40lbs!!








Single Mom 55..stressful job developed bad habits to cope with stress..want to change or I am afraid my health is going to go downhill.


38yo SAHM w 2 young kids. My weight was "ok" until I had kids. I have 40-50lbs to lose. My focus: 1. limit emotional eating 2. increase my overall daily activity.





I am married with two children, work full time and attend school full time





I am 60, have battled this thing all my life - have taken about every diet pill out there, and I mean starting when I was a teen - I just want some energy and to not bt a slave to emotional eating!!!


I am 64, married and retired. I have struggled with my weight(50 pound to lose)for 20 years and have tried many programs. Not sure what I have to change but am embracing exercise for the first time( personal trainer walking swimming biking) Rethinking goal of amount to lose-might settle at 20 to 30 pounds and consider it realistic and achievable and be possible to maintain





I am 22 and in nursing school. I am crazy busy and want to keep in shape and feel confident with my body this summer. I love dancing, walking, lifting weights, biking, hiking, and eating good food (yep!). I want to enjoy food in moderation, but I first need to lose the weight, and can't seem to find a way that works for me. I do very well for a week and then get sidetracked into eating a ton of junk food and then ruin all my good work. It would be nice to find an accountability partner that I can share ideas with and maybe weigh in with...maybe a friendly competition? :)


I am 63 , married ,semi- retired, 4 granddaughters and a black lab - Jack .Fell off the exercise wagon a few years back and desperatley want back on.


46 year old trying to get a handle on my health and losing 20 lbs





45 year old single mother of one.


I'm 32 years old mother I have been trying to lose weight for 10 years at size 200lbs , I have reach 309lbs maximum but now I'm 286lbs from off and on diets and gimmicks for the past 4 months


Pilates studio owner, 2 kids age 6 and 8 and husband who travels as often as he can. Singer, actor, entrepreneur. Just turned 48.


I am 50+, and passionate about nutrition, and all we know, and don't know about weight loss.


58 yr old RN. Two grown daughters. Married 36 yrs.


I am a hair stylist i have been independent for 14years and i LOVE it!! I have always struggled with nite snacking and finding a plan that works with my crazy hours!





5'2, 24 years old, busy with three jobs, one being a bar with late night hours. yo-yo dieter. aiming to lose 20lbs and get into shape permanently. my weakness is overindulging in huge meals.


I am a 49 year old teacher. I am single and do not have any children. I lost weight 10 years ago and kept it off until 2 years ago when I had a bit of a binge - I had kept the weight off before by restricting, so when I started to eat normally it felt like a huge shock and, for a while, I couldn't stop eating





I am a 42 yr old recently married female. I have been overweight since early childhood. I have also been very fit and strong in spite of it. I think people would describe me as disciplined and reliable. If something needs to be done I will get it done. While in reality I have many accomplishments, personal and professional to be proud of, I seldom feel accomplished except for when I exercise. In particular when I run. I think this because it is my way of proving to myself and the world that this book should not be judged by it's cover). Running is the only thing that makes me feel really accomplished. When I run, I feel competent, confident, I feel like I am at peace with myself. It is the only thing that takes me outside of the fact that I have not been able to conquer losing the extra weight that I have been carrying. I have come close several times using solid nutrition and exercise as my means. I have run 3 full marathons in the last 5 years, countless half marathons, and hundreds of races and miles run in between. I have been able to accomplish these feats consistently running between 9-10 minute pace, never having weiged less than 207 pounds. I met my now husband and eating out too often, the weight started to creep back on (20-25 lbs that year) but I was still training and working out regularly. Between the new relationship, an injury to my rotator cuff, running injuries and work demands I was just maintaining at plus 25 lbs. The first week of Nov. 09 I ran my 2nd NYC marathon and in the last week of Nov. (11/30) I had Rotator Cuff surgery. Which I was shocked to find out I was not permitted to do any kind of exercise, not evening walking other than from one seat to the next. I was fully immobilized for 5 weeks, I had to sleep in the sling). It was sometime in January 10 when I first was able to begin PT. It was May before I was able to begin exercising again. During this time, the stress of rehab depressed me. I knew going in to the surgery I would need severely restrict calories, but the exact opposite occurred as I dealt with the stress and depression of my rehab by eating. I could see myself but felt powerless to stop it. I managed to lose 20lbs prior to my wedding in August with the help of weight watchers only to gain it back psot honeymoon in my new living situation as my husband has a wonderful daughter from his first marriage. So it has been difficullt and when all is said and done I have picked up 43 pounds. However, having gained back 43 pounds when I need to lose 93 pounds is a hardship. So at this point, I genuinely desire to move my efforts toward maintaining rather than living in the losing conversation. Letting go of the excess weight that i have carried for almost the entirety of my life would be the ultimate accomplishment that would free me up to run more comfortably, competitively and with greater freedom. And as shallow as it feels to me I want to be able to pluck any ole pair of running shorts off the rack and be comfortable running in shorts and a tank. What is awesome about people who enjoy running, is that runners come in all shapes an sizes. But what I most desire is to DO, BE, and SEE IN MY MIRROR EACH DAY, IS MY IMAGE OF THE ATHLETE, RUNNER THAT I WANT TO BE AND CAN BE.








I am a 39 year old with a blended family of 5 children. I became vegan after I was diagnosed with Lukemia. So far my lifestyle change has saved my life. Now the doctors want me to be at a "healthy" weight so I am here to get revaluate my diet and gain support through my journey


I am 40 years old. I have two children - ages 15 and 21. My husband Josh is my best friend :)


I am in my 60's, my goal is to be in better health, loose about 50lbs, I am a type II diabetic, high cholesterol, blood pressure etc. I have lost and gained all my life, i want to be in great health so as i get older i feel great! My husband passed in 2008 and i want to just enjoy being health and staying active!! Moving from Fort Lauderdale FL to Melbourne FL area within the next month or so .


I am 35, happily married history doctoral student rocking the dissertation phase of my schooling. Hoping to emerge from this process how I entered it - fit. Unfortunately, dissertating has saddled me with 20 extra lbs. And it's not the weight of all that knowledge.


Married, 50 years old, four grandchildren. Public librarian in a large city library and own a home-based craft business. Have rheumatoid arthritis, which can be challenging sometimes.





I am 53, a retired teacher/librarian. I want to finally get this weight off that has crept up over the years and made an all-out attack since menopause. It's hard for me to get even 2-3 lbs off, and I have a hard time sticking to eating well for more than about a week, even though I feel better eating the PT way. I need online friends to talk to (daily or weekly) for motivation and accountability.


I am turning 34 this year, and moved to Germany from Canada almost 5 years ago. Since moving to Germany, I have gained 30 kilos and really want/need it off.





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.





Happily married the 2nd time round. Interests include Tai Chi, line dancing, and penguin club. Unfortunately my husband has cancer and I am finding it difficult to work around his treatments


I live in Albuquerque with my 7 year old daughter, husband and 3 dogs. I work from home as a online marketing consultant and social media manager.


I'm a 30-year-old teacher living in a beautiful part of the world. I've made many lifestyle changes in the past few years, and incrementally those changes have lead to a happier me. Weight loss felt like my last great hurdle. It still is, but my focus is now on eating more healthily and exercising regularly. I'm taking it slow and going easy on myself, because I've found it to be the best way to avoid sabotage.


50 year old mom of two (17 and 11), married 20 years, two cats, family history of diabetes. I am interested in social support for healthy eating, realistic activity for someone with a bad knee. Aftre reading Fuhrman, McDougall and the China Study, I have been moving to a plant based diet over the past 18 months.








I lost about 80 lbs maybe two years ago, and have floated between 140-150 (without trying) since then. But I haven't been able to push through the last bit to get me to where I really want to be, which is 130. I feel like there is still some 'close to the goal self-sabotage' happening in the subconscious, and I'm ready to move through and release it...





I am a 39 year old pediatric nurse. I would love to stop the emotional eating.


I am a 23 year old law student. I've struggled with body image issues almost all my life. I thought I was overweight even when I was fit and healthy during my teenage. As a result, I have put on quite a bit of weight. I now wear a size 14-16 at 5"6". I am a fabulous cook, I love music, reading, dancing and working out.


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.


I'm 56, 5'6" about 140 lbs. I have lost some weight but still need to lose more. I am trying to cook healthier and eat leaner.








I am a 38 year old married mother of a 7 year old who has recently started my own law practice out of the house. I struggle with eating when I am alone and not setting myself up to make the better choice (ie, having the nutritious food more accessible than the non-so-nutritious food).








Pastor's wife and mother of 3. 2 boys 23 and 19 (both autistic) and 7 year old little girl.


I am 48 year old mother of 1 teen and 1 tween, working full time and trying to find for me. Meditation and yoga have been my salvation. I love hiking with friends and family and reading good novels. Just finished the La Cuna and loved it.











I am 55 female happily married with 3 grown children and 2 still at home aged 12 and 15. I am a CPA and work part time out of my home. I love to cook but overeat most of the time! I also enjoy exercising but have gotten out of a routine due to cold weather . . now a lame excuse!


I'm a stay at home mom to 4 children. My husband is in the National Guard, and is gone often. I am a bit burnt out..I've been a mother for over 14 years now, and I'm only 32. I'm tired of being a frumpy, dumpy, fat old mom and nothing more. I need to be ME again!


I have lost 33 pounds since July 2010, and have another 15 to go. I would like to shift my focus from just weight loss, to feeling good and being healthy. My challenges are making time for myself ( my daughter always comes first), and making better food choices.


38 years old, married, mother of a 2.5 year old girl. Love to cook/bake, hence part of my challenge.





I really enjoy life, but would enjoy it MORE if I could feel the success and energy that comes from eating foods that I love AND that are what my body needs. Baby steps :) Slowly, but surely I'd say I'm on my way, because afterall, there is no failure, only feedback :) The keys to weightloss for me have been planning my meals and sticking to that plan (I am flexible, but in a good way), also a BIG one for me is REWARDS. Gifts is my "love language" and every week I stick to my eating and exercise plan I get to buy the thing I have been wanting. How exciting is that! Another key is the schedule and consistency. Everyday (mostly) I start off with a glass of water, then meditate, exercise and protein. Everyday I write in a journal what I've eaten and what I'm eating tommorow (if you fail to plan, you plan to fail kind of mentality). I write what I'm thankful for everyday also. These kind of things I have been doing for a while and my weight has been down. The reward system I am just starting (along with peer trainer) and I am thinking with high hopes will be a sort of magic bullet to really get my BMI down and steady. Most of all, I am easy and fun with it all, staying downstream :)





Nearing graduation for masters in nursing. Work part-time as in cardiopulmonary services (rehab & tobacco cessation) and also part-time as a photographer


52 yrs old. Love to garden, work at a local garden center. Teach at a preschool for kids with behavior and emotional concerns. Busy single mom with three teen/young adult kids.


I am a 20 year old college student, and have always been on the slightly on the bigger side. After high school, I simply stopped being as active, and have managed to gain about 20 lbs in just a few years. I want to roll those back now, and establish good eating and exercising habits now while I am still young, and before I put on any more weight.


I'm a stay-at-home mom of a boy and an army wife.


Am a retired 63 year old. Am full-time volunteer and love my life. Am noticing that I'm slower to move in mornings and after sitting for awhile. Would like to make a positive change to my eating and life style patterns.


I am about to turn 44. I have two grown wonderful kids and two amazing granddaughters. I was able to lose about 40 pounds last year but then I've been stuck since then. And even when I am working out and watching what I eat or I am being bad, the scale is still staying the same. Very frustrating. I believe its from the stress. I have a very stressful job and work at least 50 hours a week.

















54 yrs old with Son and wife and two kids moving back in my stress level is wayyyy up. Also take care of my daughters son so my house went from a calm 2 people household to a chaotic 7 people household (I am thinking of running away).


I am a 28 year old man who has always been big. I played many sports including football, wrestling and rugby, and being big and fit was just how I considered myself. In 2007 I lost 100 pounds and kept most of it off for several years, but in the past year and a half I have put it all back on, and if anything feel more fat and less fit then I ever did.


41 years old, married two children (3 and 5) , project manager, (working four days a week). I like exercising but also eating! I have put on weight gradually and it is time to do something about it.


I was in the ice cream business for 20 years (210 lbs), making people fat. I now own a diet franchise (175 lbs) making them skinny again.





I am 44 and married to Rod, We have 2 small childen (4 and 5) Living in Denmark just under a year Used to work, prior to Denmark, now looking after the house and the children.


I am 33 yrs old and I have not been slim since first grade. Recently I lost 30 lbs by cutting out one ingredient from my diet - cane sugar. BUT I hit a plateau and gave up and 10 lbs has come back. I started eating doughnuts especially on food day at work. Ice cream with my niece and nephews. I chose the corner piece of birthday cake - the upper right hand side with the icing rose on top at all my friend's birthday parties. So now I have decided it is time to get back in control. I had a scare the other day because I saw my Grandmother go into the hospital. I need to make healthy choices now in order to live the long healthy life I need to live.


I'm a wife and mother, I love animals..


Married. Middle aged. Active. Like to golf, hike and bike.





I am married with 2 boys (8 and almost 6) I work fulltime and I'm working on a post masters certificate part time. I love to learn new things. I enjoy being outside and being physically active though the weight I've gained has made it harder to participate.


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





I am 41 years old... I have been a bit over weight since childhood. Always heard the "It's baby fat... you will grow out of it"... well.. I guess I didn't yet.





I've gone through some big changes recently. I was a teacher, joined a religious community and was a nun for 2 yrs., left, moved in with my 83 yr old mother who has Alzheimer's and am taking care of her while looking for a job in a less than friendly job market. I'm really finding it MORE difficult to eat healthier and exercise, even though I have a lot MORE time. I seem to do better when there's more structure in my day or maybe it's just being a bit blue and adjusting to all the changes in my life. In any case, I had lost about 25 lbs. in the monastery and since moving back home, I've gained about 15 lbs. back. Whooops! Time to get back on track.








I'm a senior and glad of it. My "career life' started when I was in the 7th grade and was a mother's helper six days a week for 2 little boys. I graduated from nsg. school, worked full-time while I got my Bachelor's degree and the same for my Master's degree in Business. My dh is the love of my life and always has been. I worked until I retired at 62. We have traveled a lot and lived in 16 places, including outside the country. Now, I'm loving retirement, but unhappy about the 15 lbs. that I've "worked hard" to accumulate. lol.





I'm 33 years old and I love to exercise, but I struggle with overeating/binge eating/emotional eating.


I'm 38 years old and a full-time student working on my first Bachelor's degree. I'm planning on graduate school in Underwater Archaeology and would really like to not feel embarrassed in a wet suit.








I'm 43 years old (soon 44 yikes!). I live in Calgary. Love this Website and whole concept and have high expectations (hopes). Someone else said they bought the PONR for themselves as a birthday present. Love that so I decided I did that too.





Got Stress? I do :) I'd like to be able to get on a healthy path where I can "set it and forget it". I need my energy reserves to deal with other things, so I'd like a healthy lifestyle to be something that becomes more automatic in my life, freeing up my time and energy I spend worrying about it.


I am 51, married, mother of a 22 year old daughter. I am currently not working anywhere. Have gained, lost, gained weight since about 16 years old. I eat when I am overwhelmed by emotion, not feeling well, bored and at night.


I am 41, married and mom to a rambunctious (and adorable) 5-year-old boy. I am also a university professor. I have been trying for lose the pregnancy weight for 5 years!


45 year old loves my shar pei, yoga meditation and the beach


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 am a "give up" repeat offender.





I sometimes feel a little out-of-touch with by body, and I lack will power. Who'da thought saying "NO" to that cupcake is something that IS POSSIBLE?!


I am 44, very happily married, good job (but a desk job which is a bummer), no kids, like to exercise and eat well but am not consistent.





I seem to have had some sort of weight problem since my mid 30's (I'm now 49). I have gotten down to 135 four years ago, then hit 150 and have pretty much stayed there. I am a stress eatter.


I am 36 and married with 3 daughters, 8, 4 and 2. I work part time as a special education teacher.


I am 43, single, travel a lot, that kind of defines my lifestyle. I am a vagabond. I travel for work, and also love to see the world in my spare time. Because of this I don't have a daily routine, every day is different. I live in Boston.


I am 51 with three grown up daughters who have all left home. I decided at the start of 2007 that I was tired of being overweight. I started a diet and did very well for two months then slipped and resumed my bad habits and put all the weight back on. I am now determined to do it but need help.


I'm a 37 year-old marketing director and a fitness instructor. I was in great physical shape until "life" took over and it's been a struggle to get back there. I was hospitalized with a blood clot in my brain last year and have spent the last few months with a broken bone and torn ligament in my foot. At times, it seems like the deck is stacked against me. But I know with the right attitude, resources and motivation...and a super supportive husband... it can be done. It WILL be done!


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 an older mother of young girls who works at a desk out of the home.


I'm a 30y female from NZ. Have been seperated for a year and share custody of my 2.5 year old son. I am planning to go back to work in April 2012 so really want to be focused on losing 40lbs by the end of 2012. My job is CBT, but it's so hard to apply this to myself.....I am going to do it








http://unwindingself.blogspot.com/ I'm 25 years old. Second-year graduate student. This past year of graduate school (my first) I really "let myself go" ... not that I didn't try here and there, but overall...the entire lifestyle change was overwhelming. I'm not going to beat myself up about it...just time to get things back on track & redevelop the skill set I need to make this a sustainable change. I lost some weight using PT tools, coaching, logging, etc before (2 yrs ago) but then let the weight creep back on. I'll be honest - after a while, life made it such that I wanted to stop worrying about logging my food every day. I thought I could do without. But there's something about accountability (and the support of the PT community) that's worth the time and effort I invest in being active here.


i am a 38 year old wife and mother of 3 and 5 year olds. i am looking to fall in love with life again.


I hit 50 this year, and now realise how much I have let myself go - I feel fat, unfit and a failure for not taking control of my eating and exercise. I work from home, so I spend most of the day sitting on my (rather large) backside. I do have time to exercise, I just like to convince myself that I don't. And I often find myself sitting at my computer, stuffing food into my mouth without even thinking about it - it wouldn't be so bad if it was fruit and salad, but to be honest it's nearly always junk stuff. So, I need to practice mindful eating - building awareness of every little mouthful I take, and I need to stop making excuses for not exercising.


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


I'm a 48-year-old woman who has eaten healthy organic foods, emphasizing vegetables, with some grains and meat, for 20+ years. I ALSO have never successfully conquered my food addiction, which involves regular bouts of eating lots of sugar and crappy foods. These things seem incompatible, but my body shows the evidence! No children, sadly, but several beloved godchildren. I have hypothyroidism and don't feel I ever get decent medical treatment for it, so I'm adding seaweed to my daily dose of synthetic thyroid. -------------- 19 Feb 2011: I wrote the above a couple of years ago and, other than updating my age, I've left it alone. However, upon reflection, it seems to me that I currently would not call myself a food addict. I am not yet rigorous enough with my diet to only eat as much as I need to lose weight; however, food is NOT my obsession. I still reflexively move to it when I am uncomfortable either emotionally or physically -- but with increasing awareness, that too is falling away. I like how Jackie says that this is a five-year effort -- I'm now on year 2 of my relat. with PeerTrainer and, while I've been away during that time more than I've been here, clearly I see benefits.


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


50 y.o. woman; weight struggles most of life, but lost 100 lbs in high school, so confident I can do it again. Sedentary job, but job permits going to gym, so I want to take advantage of the freebies!


I'm a 40 year old nurse living in Denver. I've been gaining and losing the same 50 or so pounds since I was 13 years old. I go through periods where I'm heavy and unable to find the strength to lose the weight again, which is where I find myself now. I was a healthy weight for a few years, and after purchasing my first house this year, found myself needing to work overtime constantly to afford it. In my unhappiness from being at work constantly, I've managed to gain 35 pounds this year. I want to learn how to titrate what I eat to maintain a healthy weight within 5 pounds of my goal weight. I want to be an example of good health, because of what I do for a living, and also because I live in a beautiful place where there are always so many active things to do.


I turned 60 in May. I am married and have four adult children - three sons and one daughter. I work full time at a college. I have been gaining weight slowly since I was 45. Been on several diets but I need to develop a better life-long plan.





I am married and have two boys in their late teens. I'd like a part time job because I have too much time on my hands.





I am 26 year old and married. I am a creative professional and love my job but is trying to learn to balance my work life with my personal life. I have struggled with losing about 30 pounds for several years and have seen several trainers and nutritionists but have finally found out I need to deal with the emotional side of weight loss too and I'm very excited to do the Point of No Return program and go at my own pace.





I am 19 years old and have always been very active. Every since my freshman year in high school, I started eating way to much and put on weight very quickly. I have maintained that weight for a few years (its good that I haven't gone up any) however I am ready to really lose and stay as thin as possible. I am a professional ballet dancer and it is kind of a job requirement. I seem to be able to lose a few pounds very easily, but they always seem to come right back. I don't know if its that I get confident and start slacking on my diet or if my body is trying to tell me that I am at a good weight already.


I'm 52 years old and weight 256 lbs. as of 5/5/10. 5/5/10 of last year I weight 313 so there's some progress. I was down to 244 and started gaining due to emotional reasons, of course. i just joined PT last month, so I'm feeling a bit hopeful again.


I'm 33, married no kids yet. I love running and exercising, it's the getting out of bed that I hate. The getting home and having to go out after I'm already exhausted from work and school. How do you run on energy that you just don't have anymore! :) Searching for the healthy medium.





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 a 32 (almost 33) y/o mom of 2 boys ages 12 and almost 9. I currently work 2 jobs, one in an office full time and another in a restaurant a couple nights a week. I also live with my boyfriend of 6 years. Trying to get many aspects of my life under control all at once. Maybe I'm crazy... the chances are good that I am... but I know eventually it will all fall into place somehow!


I have lost about 35 pounds on my own through exercise and portion control but I have been stuck the last two months and am beginning to gain weight again.


37 yr-old mother of two: boy (3 yrs) and girl (1 yr). I work full time, and enjoy my job. I've been trying to shed my baby weight for about 6 months now, with no success. I used to very good about diet and exercise, but I just can't seem to reclaim my old habits. My attitude towards food has changed, and my willpower to resist tempting foods is awol.














I have two teenagers. I want to stop using food to make myself feel better.


I am married, have two teenage boys, and work long hours


I am 44 years old and have been overweight all my life....Underwent a gastric bypass in 2002 and lost nearly 200 lbs. Since getting married three years ago, I've slowly put back on 30 lbs. I have literally tried everything to lose weight...but as I've gotten older...it has become nearly impossible to lose weight....I seem stuck!





I was starting to get to that point in my life that I was very healthy. I was able to get the promotion I had been fighting to get for many years. This new position required quite a bit of travel. With the new job, I began to see my weight climb and my health go down hill. It seemed I can find the time to exercise or find a way to eat healthy.


I have a fantastic husband and two dogs. I live in an incredibly beautiful area. I am a high school art teacher at a boarding school. I work some long hours each week but love my job.


I'm a divorced mom with an amazing 7 year old daughter. I have been struggling with weight issues since high school. In 2006, I had lap band surgery. I dropped 90 pounds, but quickly found that that is really just a tool and gaining weight again was easy. I've gone up and down 10 pounds and I've gone up and down 70 pounds. I had finally gotten my life and my weight to exactly where I wanted it to be and a personal loss sent me on a 78 month binge. It's taken me a long time to recover, but now I'm ready to focus on me again.


I have about 10 lbs to lose. My weight is fairly stable, I'm not concerned about these 10 lbs because when I get more regular w/my exercise, they will come off.














I'm a stay at home mom with six children. We are just completing our 1st year of homeschooling.


I am a 48 y.o. mother of 3 beautiful children. I work full-time and am working on my master's degree online.


60 yr old female trying to overcome chronic conditions of hashimotos, fibromyalgia and severe arthritis. 100lbs to lose. I have added smoothies, more greens and veggies in the last 3 months. I take a 20 min walk each day, but this seems to be my max re pain tolerence.


I'm a stay at home mom of a 5yr old boy and 7yr old girl. I am creative, kind, a good listener and friend. I am happily married. I struggle with depression caused from emotionally abusive parents. I have an amazing therapist that has helped me change negative thinking patterns. I struggle with emotional eating.


44 year old registered nurse, no childern. Unable to contol emotional eating pattern, little desire to exercise.

















58 years old, I have lost 12 lbs over the last 2 years and am working on the last stubborn 5 (or more). I have overcome a back problem and now work with an amazing pilates/crossfit trainer to build strength & mobilitynand stay in good alignment. I am skeptical of approaches that involve excessive exercise and/or food deprivation. I want to eat well, live well, and show off my increasingly fit body! My goal develop a "fat-loss lifestyle" as outlined in The Metabolic Effect: make non-starchy vegetables and protein the mainstay of my diet, limit starch and sugar. This approach balances hunger, energy and cravings and allows me to trust my body and listen to its signals, rather than try to control it and fail.


I'm 30 years old, married with no kiddos...yet. We are hoping to start a family within the next year (I'm definitely worried about the weight gain). I love to cook and am excited to try new recipes from the Magic Fridge!


I am a rowdy 48, married with 4 kids, CPA. I am feeling good about life and I'm ready to be in shape again. I am going to follow PeerTrainers daily tips, log in and keep track of my food and working out (70% more likely to succeed is what I have read). So far, it is working, I'm having fun and I feel on track!





I'm in my early 50s, married, no kids. I'm lucky enough to have the time to make some positive changes now.





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).





I'm 54 years old, single with a high stress career. In my 20's and 30's I never worried about my weight. I've been relatively active in the past, even ran my 1/2 marathon when I was 45, but injuries (broken ankle) and hectic work schedule got me off track, and now post menopausal, I'm lacking energy and just find myself immobile in the evenings with a drink in my hand....the lbs have just accumulated. I'm looking forward to the PoNR program - and the support in this forum - getting me back to liking myself again.


I will be 54 in July 2011. I have two grown daughters, two grown step sons and a grandson. I travel a fair amount for my work so staying on track has been difficult


A mom, a teacher, a volunteer, a dog lover


I am a mother of two and wife of a hunky firefighter.


I am 60 years old, single, mother to two grown sons and grandmother to two grandsons and one granddaughter who are the light of my life. I call Juneau Alaska my home since moving here in 2006 from Phoenix Az. .I work full time in management and enjoy being outdoors and physically active, but was sidelined with a serious bone fracture in 2005 which compounded other health issues. As a result I am very unhealthy, depressed and at serious risk for my future. I procrastinate a lot. Every week I look for answers to change myself, but always fall back into the same rut come Friday. I live alone other than my little 18 yr old dog and I am a long distance care giver to my mother. I have difficulty thinking of the future and need life coaching in the worst way. I need help and hope this is where I will find it.





I will be 40 in 2012. I am married and have a career. No kids. Just two dogs. I have a loving family that I need to keep in touch with more and two great girlfriends. Other than that I don't know who or where I am any more.....that's going to be part of this journey, I know there's a slimer healthier me somewere under here!! :-)


I am a 57 years old. I have been married for 35 years, and we have 2 adult daughters. I am retired and involved in community service with the elderly. I attend BSF (Bible Study Fellowship). I want to learn to cook/eat healthy meals, lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.


I'm in my late 30's, work full time, mother of a 5yo and 1yo. I need to lose 50 pounds.





I love to bike, hike (on the appalachian trail mostly), swim and do cardio workouts. I have 4 children who live all over the country. I also love hiking at Acadia national park--my favorite national park. Work full time in software.


43 y/o who went through premature menopause at 38. Progressive Minnesota native in health care.


single mom of two amazing girls...kind of let my health go when i got divorced in 2009 and ready to get healthy.


40 yr old mother of 4, work part time.......


I'm 32, married, graphic designer.


Mother with one in college and one in middle school. Nurse and planning to go further in school come September. Married to best friend. Love life and want as much of it as I can get. Need to lose the weight that crept on in my thirties.


I'm in my mid-50's, married and have two grown children. I've at times been at goal weight and at times overweight. I intend for the intentionality of PT to help me regain my focus and reach my goal.


I am a 44-year old mother of two boys, and I'm married. I'm in grad school and will begin to work three days a week in August. I have been eating a vegan diet since April, and I've lost about 10 pounds. I'm happy about that, but I've got about 20 to go and it's getting harder somehow. I'm an emotional eater. I'm looking for the support and motivation to be more positive on this journey.





I'm a 42 year old mother of one teenage daughter with a gorgeous musician husband. I work part-time within the social justice arena and am studying a psychology degree part-time. I have gradually put on around 20 kilos over the last 20 years and it is now effecting my health dramatically at 84 kilos (I am 165cm). I am nervous about overt dieting having supported my beautiful daughter through anorexia and bulimia over the last two years.





Burlesque performer/instructor.








I'm a 50+ woman who has lost 35 lbs and would like to lose 50 more. I tend to get lost in the process and stop making progress. I have 4 grown children and 5 beautiful grandchildren. I am a retired RN and I work on daily basis to control Fibromyalgia symptoms...rather successfully. Have just been diagnosed with hypothyroid and am trying to adjust to taking medication. Need help with accountability as I tend to be very private and that has not worked with any consistency in past.


Married mother of 3 children. Teacher. Triathlete


I am 43 years old and the mother of to boys (ages 9 and 12). I am happily married and run a successful private practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist. I am very busy and often use this as an excuse to no pay attention to what I am eating. I have never really been "overweight", at least according to BMI charts. I am currently 5"6 1/2 and weigh 145, for a BMI of 23. However, I have been much slimmer in the past and feel much more content when I am between 125 and 130 pounds.





I'm 54, married, an empty nester except for three cats. One child lives abroad and one lives two hours away. We have had our share of difficulties from the economy this year. I have serious GERD so I can't eat many of the recommended vegetables. Other physical ailments limit workout choice and intensity.


I'm a 54 YO female, married with 2 adult children, work as a nurse in a hospital.


I'm a teenager, 5'5 and 150 pounds. I know I'm not really over weight but I think I'd feel alot more secure in myself if i didn't feel so fat. I have very big thighs and butt and I really let myself go this past year.


I struggle with a love of food. I love to eat out and I"m always looking at the menu for something I have never had before. I was a 'clean plate' kid so portions are also a problem as I can always finish it all. Most men think I eat a lot which I don't take as a compliment. I also do not grocery shop which I find is key to keeping healthy food choices in my house. I have gained 60 pounds over the past 5 years and I would love to lose it all and get off this unhealthy path I've been on. I am an information junkie so I know about the right foods, the right exercise, I can give you a thousand reasons why I can and should, and yet I still don't which I can't explain.








61, married, 2 grown kids 25 & 29





I am 50 and would like to lose about 60lbs. Right now I would be thrilled if I could move 20. I have struggled with weight loss for ever!





31 years old, married to a truly wonderful husband for three years, and have a beautiful one year old daughter. Need to lose the last 10-15 pounds of baby weight, but more than that, need to revamp my food and exercise lifestyle choices


I have been a yo-yo dieter since my teens and my weight has fluctuated dramatically over the years. In March of this year I was the heaviest I've ever been. Since then I've lost about 20 pounds with around 30 still left to go. I'm sick of this up-and-down pattern and want to make lasting changes for the better.


I'm a 40 year old working mom with a 4 and almost 2 year old. I have lost 20 lbs since my son was born (Jan 2010)and am working on the last 15. I have always been overweight (in the 180's) and would like to get to "normal" BMI which is below 159 lbs. I like to exercise, and I like good food... just looking for a good balance.





I'm 38, married with 2 girls (5 and 7). I've being yo-yo dieting since my teenage years.and I ended up here trying to find a definite solution. I'm vegetarian since 2 years now.





39 year old male. 5 '11 and 197 pounds Work out w/weights 2x a week Mountain Bike 3x week





Work at home mom of 40.


I have just started a new career and am really liking it. I live with my partner and my partners kids. I plan to be active and vital for the rest of my life and would like to get a start on this before i get much older


Had an earlier and successful 67 pound weight loss via another structured program but faltered over time, mostly to motivation and the fact that the program required almost exclusively consuming their food products. Over time, food boredom settled in with me growing weary of the same prepackaged meals. There was liittle/no support for properly consuming regular foods, which resulted in discouragement and a full return to my unhealthy weight.





I live in L.A. and work as a fitness trainer. I am highly motivated to do this cleanse to improve how I look and feel physically, mentally, and spiritually.





I'm a 36 year old single mother to the most precious boy. He's my life and the reason I want to have healthier habits and be a good influence on him.


My goal is to lose 15 lbs., and get back into my clothes (I have so many I cannot fit into!) Mostly, exercise is important for my breathing as I have COPD, which is under control. I feel that if I am more active, walk/run more, it will only benefit my lungs and keep me fit. If I weigh less, I think I will have more ENERGY and stamina! I have three boys, 17, 20, and 22. I want to be around a long time for them and my future grandkids. I'm 51 so there's no time like the present to get with it and get healthy!


The only way you fail is when you give up on yourself! What is your priority in life?





6' 5" tall 66 year old male at 228 pounds in mid October. My wife and I are both retired now but both quite busy in community and church activities. I love to cook and try new foods especially healthy ones.








I am a 41 year young, married, mother of 2 teenagers. I work full time because I have to. I hope to one day be able to create income by doing something I love that will help others. I want to lose weight for me. I refuse to sit & watch life pass me by.


I am 40, married, and have a 10 year old.


I'm 28.I live in Paris,France and have two nice shops.As i developped my own business i m really stessed and work a lot... I live with my boyfriend since 6 years.I love him....and I looove sugar...i love life but even more when i'm thin.I love to go out: movies,night clubs and when i m fat i don't go out a lot and i have fights with my boyfriend cause he s tired that i always want to stay home.I have a dream : live in Canada...


I am 56 years old and work as a real estate broker. Mother of 2 beautiful daughters and married to a great guy.


I am a 29 year old attorney in a super stressful firm. I am not very happy here, so I am struggling between focusing to get my work done (and not fired) and looking for another place. I am having a hard time concentrating, so this gives me anxiety in addition to the fact that i am not getting the work that needs to get done, done. It's a vicious cycle - get in, cannot focus to start working, by 11 a.m., start working, take frequent breaks, EAT OUT OF BOREDOM, 3 p.m. realize I have gotten nothing done, EAT BC ANXIOUS, stay later bc did not get my work done, upset my bf or roommate/best friend bc I am late and/or already ate (they are not mean, AT ALL, but I know they and others who I CANCEL ON or only drink water, are frustrated bc I am late, tired, stressed, not eating well). I am just tired of letting food dictate my decisions - how I feel, how I treat my family and bf, what I do, when and where I go and what I wear - it is not fun to have "no control" over your life!!


I am 59 yrs old, single for many years. Have 2 grown kids. OA drop out. Know I need support group to lose weight. Have had a weight problem most of my life. I still can hear my father telling me when I was 10 that people don't like fat people and that no one was going to like me.





I'm 43 years old. I've got two great kids and a wonderful guy in my life. I am actually a personal trainer and love fitness. I know how to eat...I'm just rebellious. I lost 70 lbs 10 years ago but, 30 lbs have kept back on and I don't like it one bit.


I am a 62 year old grandmother. Over the last year with the help of PT I have lost 37 pounds and have joined a gym. Taking classes, yoga, zumba and doing curcuit for about 2 months and seeing a difference.


I am 63, married, retired, living a life I love! So much of my life is exactly what I want, I just need to find a way to live without food issues/addictions.


I've lost 100 pounds since I started my lifestyle change in 2003, but I've been struggling over the past year to finish what I started.








58 yrs old, happily married, no children, love to travel , cook, entertain... work full-time, husband is retired.. I was diagnosed with celiac disease 4 yrs ago so had to make major changes in eating habits, dealing with menopausal weight gain and body "shift" ... also dealing more with aging relatives








I'm 28 and radically changed my life in the past year. I've gained weight the past few months and I'm looking to take it off, yet again. I'm also working on getting myself into grad school.


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 a 46 yearl old wife and mom. It is time to make a change. I'm tired of my stomach dictating what I can and can't do.


I have crossed the 55 mark and since starting menopause I have gained consistently. Every year I lose the same 20 lbs and gain them back and find 5 more. I walk everywhere (nyc) I go to the gym consistently bootcamp 2x+ a week, core classes, yoga, and still the same. Anyway...tired of the same cycle hoping this can really bring on a permanent change.





I am a 55yrs young professional with 2 children and 5 grandchildren


I am 18, and recently graduated. I grew up in a family of performers and artists, and I danced my entire life. About a year ago I discovered aerials, and recently have decided that circus arts are what I wish to pursue in life. I know, not every day someone says they're running off to join the circus and they actually mean it, but I always was a little different...


160.6 lb. Christian woman, breast cancer survivor (3 year survivor in July), on a hormone blocker and high blood pressure medication, both of which contribute to weight gain, 42 years old and chemo put me into early menopause. But God is good all of the time and this is just another part of my journey.


67, 145 ish down from 153, doing a 12 wk cognitive behavioral therapy for wght loss group; in week 7 or 8? have lost about 5 pounds. retired chiro, emerging artist! eat well, and dealing w/ night and emotional eating, grazing, hand to mouth syndrome!





I'm 71, a journalist, pretty fit, but I have been hovering for about 3 years in the 140s, where I do not want to be. In 2001 I got down to 132, looked fantastic, but then gradually gained back a lot of the weight. I travel a lot for my work. When I'm working flat-out I revert to the usual 2-3 gl white wine etc.


Teacher; 50ish, wife, mother; recent empty nester; Christian; love to read; good sense of humor; weight issues for adult life; need to lose l00+ lbs.; yo-yo dieter


Started having weight problems since before they even existed! Have been dieting since eight or nine years of age, even though my weight was perfectly healthy for a kid and the spare tire didn't show up until I turned 15, after following a worthless physician's orders to take non-steroid anabolic (Maxibol, a.k.a. coenzyme of the B-12 vitamin) as he promised me it wouldn't make me gain weight. Then the weight I never had but thought I did, really did show up in a matter of 90 days. I went from 113 to 145 in no time! The reason why he prescribed me that garbage was to supposedly help with the sudden stoppage of growth in stature. At the time of the prescription, I hadn't grown an inch for five years, in other words, I was a 15 year old with the height of a 10 year old. For some reason I have a very strong feeling that GLUTEN was behind my inability to grow taller like any normal child. My mother was a health nut (and still is), but went about it the wrong way: a big part of our "protein" sources came from soy and gluten as a meat substitute while we piled up on sugar and starches. For the past 18 years, I've been been yo-yo dieting and embarking in nothing but NON-TRANSCENDENT fad diets. I've had it with it!


I am a working, single mom to four. Three are out of the house in college and one is a sophomore in high school. I am a recovering helicopter mother. I am just a tad obsessed with being organized and having a plan (e.g., every family member has a color). I seek a more balanced and natural life.


I'm retired Sr VP of a large Dental Corp. Two grown sons and a husband. I work out regularly, but can't lose weight. I'm 58 years, Christian, enjoy reading, hiking, travel and riding our Spyder Bike.


57 year old divorced woman with no children, developing a real estate business in luxury and second homes on the Jersey Shore. This is my 4th career change and a very stressful one at that.








I'm a stay at home mom with 3 beautiful energetic children. I teach a class or two at a local college for "phun." All my children will be in school this year, so... no more excuses -- it's time for the point of no return.


I've always been interested in outdoor activities, but over the last few years, I've let my weight hold me back. I'm tired of letting my self-image and weight hold me back from enjoying life! I want to get out there and go tubing, paddle boarding, sky diving, parasailing, you name it! I want to learn to dance. I want to start running again and participating in races.


59 y/o mother of 2 college students and FT professional ... I want to develop great & sustainable eating and exercising habits!





54 yr old woman with MS and diabetes.





I started this journey December 2011 and lost 44 lbs on the PINK Method diet. I got bored and found myself no longer following the exercises and following the eating plan about 90% of the time. I didn't gain any weight back but didn't lose either. PINK did change my life for the better but I need something new to stustain me for the long term. So I'm still looking for the right combination of things that will work for me. I spend a great deal of my time educating myself about nutrition.


I am 55 years old and have been a health care professional for 34 years. Had a hysterectomy in 2005 and my weight has been out of control since then. My husband and I have 2 grown sons and those guys love to cook! In the past year and 1/2 I have lost 52 pounds using the peer trainer Point of No Return Program, but this winter did me in and I have gained back 20 pounds. It seems that if I eat more than 1200 calories a day I gain weight, and that is not easy to maintain. Time to get back to my regimen and I am hoping to get my motivation back.


Over 50. Married, two children in their teens. Self-employed. Generally healthy and happy. Life-long endurance sports participant. Want to reach optimal health for the second half of my life.








I'm a twenty-two year old recent graduate. Right now, I'm in the midst of sitting for my LSAT and GRE exams, applying to law schools (and one grad school) and finding a full time job for the next year--hopefully in the D.C. area. Currently, I work part-time as a sales associate in a plus-size boutique to accommodate my studies. Two of my greatest earthly pleasures are food and travel, though I harbor an equally voracious appetite for the written word, antiques, tech and fashion, vintage and otherwise. I have been fortunate enough to travel often and well for someone of my limited years and hope to continue that trend, as well as maintain the language skills that have been a delightful result.





About to turn 55, female, in a long-term (24+ years) relationship. Didn't have a weight problem until I turned 35, quit smoking and drinking, and got comfortable in a relationship. Since then I have put on close to 50 pounds. I have no motivation or energy to do anything that I should or want to do, other than going to work and taking care of the dogs. Even cooking, which used to be a pleasure has turned into a chore. Need to fix this soon.





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 am 54 and want to be my healthiest by my 55th birthday - Dec. 17. Will be celebrating my 35th Wedding Anniversary June1st and will be going to Kaui for Christmas.





I am 47, married and have 4 children. 3 are now in college so only 1 left at home and finally taking the time to focus on me! I have struggled with weight loss for years now and even my doctor said I was putting in too much effort to not work! I've gained rather than loosing:(. Have been doing the cleanse on own and in 3 weeks have already lost 5 lbs:). I believe I'm sensitive to gluten so trying to be sure to eliminate it all.


I turned 58 in October. I am married with no children. I am partially retired and like to travel. I was overweight as a child and grew out of it at the age of 16. Around the age of 32, I started adding a bit of weight each year and have been at my present 240 lbs for around 10 years. I am obese and I am starting to feel discomfort in my ankles and knees. In the past, I have lost 20 lbs. by changing my diet but get bored and gain it back.


IIm married have 3 kids ages 9 and 5 year old twins. I've lost20 pounds last year but put it back on.. I need to find to find something that I will stick with and also change my life style. I have kids to keep up with and play with


I will turn 40 this summer, and I'm ready to make the positive changes that will bring me the health I want. I am a high school English teacher, and I love going to school every day. My husband and I have been married for 12 years and have a precious 4 year old daughter. We love traveling and enjoying nature every chance we get.





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


I am a 57 year old female who, in the past several years has gained 56 lbs.


healthy fit male, retired real estate bkr. going onto 5 yr.member of TOPS[Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, a 4 yr.KOPS [Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly ] staying within my goal 160 lbs, for 4 yrs. no more than 3lbs,over and 7 lbs. under goal. How ever .i've been trying to lower my goal to 150lbs for the last 2 yrs ,the lowest I got to one month 2 yrs.ago was 153 lbs,


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 33 years old, recently married, living in the UK. I love acting, sewing and living in different cultures. I need to lose about 30 pounds, I would like to start running again, but am a bit scared to since I tore the cartilage in my knee last time I trained for a 10km run. I currently do Zumba twice a week and walk a bit but am looking to really increase this.





45, mother of two. I was a chronic dieter, then a firm non-dieter, back to chronic dieter. I am heavier than I have ever been (apart from when pregnant) and not sure if I am more fed up with dieting or being over weight





I've got 50+ pounds to lose, and need to include more exercise into my daily life. Unfortunately, I enjoy knitting, gardening, cooking, T.V., the movies, walking, and shopping, all of which don't do much for the waistline.


I am a 57 year old female who has struggled with weight loss for over 20 years. I need a knee replacement and also have migraines and Psoriasis which are both heavily affected by food choices. I really feel like this program is my last chance. I need your help and guidance. I know what to eat but struggle with the will power to put it into action.














I would love to find someone in my area Newnan GA!!!I am 57 and have gained 10lbs that I can not budge! I own my own business and now have the time to commit to myself! I am married and have 22 yr old daughter. I used to love exercising now I can't get started.





I have struggled with weight issues all my life. As I am approaching 40 I want to feel young, look young, and be comfortable in my body. I have an amazing job, great friends, and a baby boy dog whom I love dearly. I want to be healthy so that I can enjoy any experience and I want to be confident in my own skin.


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.








55 years wise. Work as family nurse practitioner. Married to my best friend for 36 years with 8 awesome kids (4 original and 4 acquired) and 11 grandkids! Love to read, knit, camp, and travel.


I'm a 44 year old working mother of 2 young girls. I consider myself a pretty healthy eater, but have somehow gotten off track in the last few months -- ready to get back in shape :-)!











I'm a 45 yr old wife; mom of 3 (youngest is 20); and full time employed in a high stress, travel demanding job. I'm reallly good at starting things, but not finishing them, mostly because they get in the way of work and/or family time. Any advice that makes my lifestyle healthier is welcome!


I am a writer and a teacher, mother of 3 kids ages 7, 11, and 13. I have gained 40 pounds in the past six years! I am finally ready to change my eating habits for good, but I know I need support.








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!!


46-year-old female





I am a 52 year old woman. I am looking to get to a healthy weight for the last time in my life


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.


Military wife of 8 years with a precious 12 year old black lab. I love to read, quilt, sew, workout, and fish with the hubby.








I am very passionate about nutrition and health. I want the best quality of life possible and will do anything I can to make sure I have it. Some people say I'm obsesssed by it LOL











I've struggled with my weight ever since I first became aware that I was fat in Kindergarten. That's 44 years now. I'd like the struggle to be over.


Happily married, in my early 60's w/ two grown kids and a 3 yr old grandson I watch 3 days/week.


My closet is filled with clothes which span several dress sizes. I have made several attempts over the past five-plus years to keep to a healthy routine, but have failed over and over again. My downfall is binge-eating which "feeds" into my tendency toward depression, which then leads to my not wanting/being able to leave the house.


Milestone birthday next year. Want to enter next decade excited without the extra pounds. Passion is downhill skiing. No exercise last 5 months due to injury, so more weight gain.





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!











Im a 27 years old dog groomer (hence the name) from NJ. I want go lose 25 lbs but I know it will take time and a lot of work.











I am a 46-year-old software engineer, and mom to two mostly grown kids (17 and 20). I'm a practicing Buddhist, and find myself alternating between curiosity about and extreme frustration with the patterns of self-sabotage that show up in my eating habits. I'm hoping to transform my relationship with my body.


38 years old, two children 9 and 12. Have never had an issue with weight but in the past year I have gained 8-10 pounds...must be the age :( All of my clothes are tight now so I either lose the weight or buy an entirely new wardrobe!








I will be fifty in January , and have been on this journey way too long. I live in Tallahassee, FL . I have a 13 yo daughter, and my BF has recently moved himself in - not a bad thing, but a bad influence when it comes to food, and sitting on the couch.


I lost 25 libs on an old weight watchers program, but have gained half of it back. . I am very active (walking, biking, elliptical trainer, Pilates, weights) and would be interested in meeting others near King of Prussia.PA who are or want to be active.





I'm 35, and just learned that my cravings and eating habits have been tied to my emotions since childhood. I've been working at the nutritarian style diet now for 2 months and it's really helping. I'm in the PONR program and it's really digging into the root of WHY I got this way and HOW to fight the true problem.





I'm 46, married and have a 9 year old daughter. I'm also in my 4th year of grad school with one more year to go and I work part time. I spend so much time studying, taking care of my daughters and husbands needs its become physically apparent I put myself last. I have no energy anymore to do anything and its scary. I need to put my healthy and happiness first.


Married Mother of 4 kids, Ages 9, 7, 5 and 3 Home Maker Christian








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


















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