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    irisheyes213 posted:
    Hi There! There have been several new people posting in the past few weeks. So how about a meet n greet to get to know a bit about each other. Only share what you are comfortable with-

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    irisheyes213 responded:
  • Name: Deb

  • Age: 34

  • Location: Chicago 'Burbs

  • Height: 5'8

  • Start Weight: 283

  • Current Weight: 272 (Repounded in 2008)

  • Goal Weight: 190 and then reevaluate

  • Plan: Better and lower carb, moving more

  • Misc: I am a married infertile due to PCOS with IR and now apparently a funky thyroid. We have one spoiled cat. I tend to work a lot and that doesn't always allow for the best choices but I am still trying and that is all I can ask for at the moment.

    joelgmt responded:
    Name: Joel M

    Age: 43 (until March)

    Location: Trenton, NJ

    Height: 5'9"

    Start Weight 344

    Current Weight: 310

    Goal Weight: 169

    Plan: Just watching calories now, but I did Weight Watchers for a few months

    Baby_Girl87 responded:
    ?Name: Mandi

    ?Age: 21

    ?Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

    ?Height: 5"5

    ?Start Weight: 280

    ?Goal Weight: 160 - 150

    ?Plan: Exercise, Diet and not sit on my butt all day

    ?Misc: really willing to try and not stop
    ps24jd responded:
    Name: Judith


    Location: Port Orchard, WA

    Height: 5' 6"

    Start Weight 460

    Current Weight: 346

    Goal Weight: 300 (looks like a lot but dr is allowing for the 120 lb of lymph fluid in my legs as I have sever chronic lymphedema)

    Plan: Plan to go to 300 lb and the stabilize and work with doctor to decide further loss. Going to TOPS meetings every week which has been my lifesaver.

    LoveandLuck responded:


    Columbus Ohio Subburbs

    5' 6"

    Starting Weight 250

    Current Weight 182

    Goal Weight 145

    Plan - Continue on Weight Watchers, weighing in weekly, walking at least 3 days a week (and one of these days I'll actually get into a regular strength training and stretching routine)
    Differ responded:
    # Name: Jen

    # Age: 28

    # Location: FL

    # Height: 5'8"

    # Start Weight 271

    # Current Weight: 265

    # Goal Weight: 170

    # Plan: Eat Less and better; exercise

    # Misc: I want to lose weight before trying to get pregnant again
    chucksanford1969 responded:


    Location:Tallahassee, Fl

    Height:6 ft

    Start Weight397

    Current Weight:385.6

    Goal Weight:200

    Plan:weight loss class with my HMO, meetings with dietician, weekly weigh ins, walking, cooking and not eating out, water

    Misc:I have a 3 yr old niece that is my main motivation
    lenalenalenalena07 responded:
    # Name: Lena

    # Age: 50

    # Location: Massillon, Ohio

    # Height: 5'5"

    # Start Weight 255

    # Current Weight: 135

    # Goal Weight: 138

    # Plan: 5-10 fruits and veggies, adequate lean protein, 1-2 milk, whole carbs (mostly) to total 1200-1500 Kcal/day when losing and now 1800 -2100 Kcal/day to maintain. Oh, and Walking!

    # Misc: I have been lurking on this site since June of 2007. This is my first time posting and I thought I'd introduce myself and help keep me on track and perhaps offer any tidbits of help I may of gleaned. I guess I want to say, that if I can do this, so can you! 120 lbs gone forever!
    CollyCal responded:
    Colleen C.

    38 Years


    5' 6" exactly

    250 something start weight

    240 something current weight

    150 something goal weight

    Plan: About eight weeks ago I hired a personal trainer. I work out on weights with him RELIGIOUSLY twice per week, and then do twice per week cardio on my own. Next is to tackle the calories since the weight isn't coming off yet.

    Misc; I'm in the "disappointed, why do I bother?" stage since I started working out and the weight is barely moving. Meeting with the dietician this week to work on the next step. No other health issues except being obese. Four kids, full time job, busy husband and still finding the time to workout.
    OneHandClapping responded:
    Hi all,

    I've been reading this board for a few days now, and thought it was time to join in a share in the fun.

    # Name: Martin

    # Age: 45 (soon to be 46)

    # Location: Eastern NC

    # Height: 5' 10"

    # Start Weight - 346

    # Current Weight: - 327

    # Goal Weight: - 175

    # Plan: - Custom

    # Misc: I was diagnosed with diabetes in November, so the plan I'm following was developed for me by my nutritionist at my diabetes education center. I do 30 minutes, twice a day, on my elliptical trainer, each session equivalent to 2 miles, according to the meter.
    cellywelly22 responded:
    Name: Celly

    Age: 20

    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Height: 5'3"

    Start Weight: 269lbs

    Current Weight: 267lbs

    Goal Weight: For now, make it to 200lbs. by next January.

    Plan: Daily exercise, change food habits, setting more realistic goals.
    handcraftedcarolyn responded:
    Name: Carolyn

    Age: 21

    Location: Lynnwood, WA (Near Seattle)

    Height: 5'4"

    Start Weight: 276

    Current Weight: 276

    Goal Weight: Someday: 160 Three Months from Now: 255

    Plan: Eat smaller, better portioned and complete meals. Possibly get on the Points system by weight watchers. Try to wake up early enough in the morning to get the booty out of bed.

    Misc: I make jewelry and am a full time student, part time Teaching Assistant, and part time receptionist. I also own my own jewelry business. I sound busy, huh?!
    LoveandLuck responded:
    Hi Carolyn - I highly recommend weight watchers. I've been attending meetings since May 2008. I lost 70 pounds in 2008. I will keep going to meetings until I reach my goal - which is another 30-35 pounds. The points system really teaches you to know your portions and make healthy meal choices. It also allows you to eat what you want.

    Best wishes! Keep us posted on your progress.
    LoveandLuck responded:
    Congrats on your weight lose! I'm heading in that direction. Starting at 250 in March 2008, I lost 70 pounds in 2008. I hope to lose another 30-35 pounds this year. Thanks for your post and the encouragement. I'm finding that I'm starting to get satisfied with where I'm at and it's harder to keep on track to lose the rest of the weight. Did you get to that point? What helped you keep going?

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