Joined November 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
251.3 lb
Lost so far: 31.7 lb

Current Weight
219.6 lb
Performance: losing 1.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
165.3 lb
Still to go: 54.2 lb
Always been skinny as a kid. But stress, anxiety makes me eat. And recent years have been stressful. Now that I'm happily married, I just eat for fun, and I like it. But man I need to lose the weight. I've done it before and I know I will feel just great. And I am a family physician, telling everybody to lose weight for health sake. Isn't time for me to be healthy?

mayisa1's Weight History

mayisa1's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 10lbs pounds before end of December
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ended: 01 Jan 10
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  11 kg loss in 50 days
status: Completed
ended: 01 Jan 10
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cals: 262kcal | fat: 2.38g | carbs: 53.42g | prot: 10.58g
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I'm a bit discouraged...I'm not going to lose 50 lbs by december 2008... But I'm still going to try.
here it goes and pardon my english, cause I'm french.
Part 1: The Basics

1. What is your full name?
Isabel Mayrand

2. Where and when were you born?
Edmundston New-Brunswick Canada on april 4th 1967

3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.)
Dad was a vet he died 2 years ago.
Mom was at home, is suffering from Alzheimer in a private home

4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?
3 brothers, pretty strong personalities

5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people.
I live in the country on a little farm, we have goats. I live with my husband

6. What is your occupation?
I'm a family physician, I do mostly palliative care as a sub-specialty

10. Are you right- or left-handed?
right handed

12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?
slow down

13. What do you have in your pockets?
My pager

14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?
I sneeze funny, high pitch

Part 2: Growing Up

15. How would you describe your childhood in general?
Mostly happy

16. What is your earliest memory?
Watching black and white television

17. How much schooling have you had?
I have a md plus 1 year of palliative care

18. Did you enjoy school?
not really, would you believe?

19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?
at school

20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them.
My grandpa, funny man and pholosopher, loved life.

22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A vet
23. As a child, what were your favorite activities?

24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?
shy and easy child
25. As a child, were you popular?
yes, very

26. When and with whom was your first kiss?
My best friend at 7-8 years old

Part 3: Past Influences

29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
Meeting my husband

30. Who has had the most influence on you?
My husband
31. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My marriage

32. What is your greatest regret?
Nor travelling enough

33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done?
Ended a friendship out of revenge (long story, including stealing a man etc..)

34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind?

35. When was the time you were the most frightened?
In a plane, flying over the alpes. Rocky ride.

36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you?
Breaking a chair because I was too fat

37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why?
Not going out with a very bad man

38. What is your best memory?
Meeting my husband

39. What is your worst memory?
Meeting a very bad man (not my husband)

Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions

40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?

41. What is your greatest fear?
Not having time to do everything I want
42. What are your religious views?
I believe in good. I hate war because of religion, so I don't believe in religions, but do believe in god.

43. What are your political views?
I'm just fed up with politicians

47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?

48. What do you believe makes a successful life?
Love, friends, serenity

49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)?
I'm pretty honest
52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)?
My husband

Part 5: Relationships With Others

54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why?
My husband. He's my lover, my best friend and the most interesting human beeing
55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why?
My husband. He's frank, right and as integrity

56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people.
Frank, open, up to the point people. People who aren't afraid to say I love you

57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person.
Yes. I think we get the picture

58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened.
yes right now

59. What do you look for in a potential lover?
I have it with my husband

60. How close are you to your family?
I'm close with one brother. I'm still close to my mom, but because she suffers from Alzheimer's, I'm the one responsible now.

61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not?
No can't have children. We are adopting a little girl from CHina

62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?
My husband

63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?
My husband again, he's supportive and would do anything for me

66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?
I don't argue often

67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?
Yes I do

68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not?
No I'm too shy

69. Do you care what others think of you?

Part 6: Likes And Dislikes

70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
Gardening, swimming, reading,

71. What is your most treasured possession?
My piano
72. What is your favorite color?

73. What is your favorite food?

74. What, if anything, do you like to read?
Biographies, biographies, biographies...

75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)?
Movie, eating with friends

76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit?
I don't smoke or do drugs. I drink from time to time

77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night?
Go out, restaurant, concert movie etc...

78. What makes you laugh?
My husbands jokes

79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you?
Animal cruelty

80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?
Surf on the web

81. How do you deal with stress?
Massage, yoga, read relax

82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?
Spontaneous most of the time, but I don't dislike plans

83. What are your pet peeves?

Part 7: Self Images And Etc.

84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted?
I don't have a routine, that's what I like the most bout my job

85. What is your greatest strength as a person?you can rely on me

86. What is your greatest weakness?
Food, lazziness

87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My butt, it's too big

88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted?
mid way between

89. Are you generally organized or messy?

90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
Good at:
1. My marriage
2. Being a good friend
3. Being good as a palliative care consultant

Bad at
1. Arguing
2. Always sticking to plans
3. Resoving personal conflicts

91. Do you like yourself?
most of the time

93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime?
Having a good husband

94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Slowing down, taking care of An-Sophie, my daughter

95. If you could choose, how would you want to die?
Quickly, would you believe?

96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left.
1. make love with my husband
2. tell all my friends that I love them
3. drink the best wine while looking at nature and listening to good music

99. What three words would others probably use to describe you?
Honest, fun and reliable
posted 30 Jun 2008, 21:39
man busy week! I'm amazed that I could squeeze some exercises.
Water, I've never drank so much water in my life. I drink more then a litre a day.
I used Xenical in the past. Didn't work.
posted 26 May 2008, 20:12
Exercise for the week
Monday 65 minutes
Tuesday 20 minutes
Wednesday 30 minutes
Thursday 70 minutes
Friday 75 minutes
Saturday zip
Sunday 65 minutes
Total for the week :325 minutes
Loss nothing... arrggh althought ate healthy, and no cheat day.... Next challenge: to walk more. How abot using the stairs more? I tried to figure out how to walk more, nearly impossible. I live on a farm and work in a hospital: everything is so far away!
posted 12 May 2008, 11:50
My goal for exercise is 250 minutes/week. I am pretty much doing that since november except a few weeks in January when I got my appendix out!

What made me do it? I was out of shape, out if breath, and I hated when they took my picture of me . I couldn't move, and thought that all the chairs would break under me. We also wanted to adopt. My obesity could've been an obstacle for adoption in China. We just made it before the new restrictions were in effect. Then I imagined me going to China, not fitting in a airplane chair, on a 24hr plane trip. I did it before when I was around 175-180 pounds and it was hell.
posted 06 May 2008, 07:04
50lb Club
Hi I'm from Québec Canada. Can't wait to start this!
posted 03 May 2008, 22:49
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