I joined SparkPeople in August 2011, after I'd already lost most of my weight. I was in quasi-maintenance mode due to my father being in intensive care (for months), but wanted to stay on track and also was still trying to slowly lose the rest of my weight down to goal. (Finally reached goal the first week of December 2011. Spark has been a huge help both getting me the rest of the way to goal, and in maintaining my weight loss.
I became a lawyer in 2008, after a little over a decade in the tech industry. My husband decided to go to law school too and graduated in 2009. We are both litigators at large national firms in Washington, DC.
Our most recent challenge (in addition to constant stress and lack of sleep) is that after years of infertility we've finally decided to make a last-ditch effort (I'm 40 years old) and try IVF. We just finished our first cycle -- which unfortunately ended in a miscarriage. I'm working on losing the 16 pounds I gained (even though I didn't really change my eating much). 8 down, 8 to go on that front. Planning to start IVF cycle #2 in February, so I have a bit of a tight deadline to get the rest off... but I'm going to do my best.
Thanks for re-igniting this forum! I think as lawyers we face some unique challenges to getting and staying healthy, and it's great to have a place where we can come together and support each other.
Starting Weight: 260 lbs. (November 2010)
Quasi-Maintenance: 165 lbs. (June 2011)
Goal Weight: 150 lbs. (reached December 8, 2011)
Size 22W to Size 4
Currently maintaining within 5 lbs. (+ or -) of goal. I weigh daily, but also use a tape measure and the fit of my clothes to guage how well I'm doing.