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Old 07-29-2009, 01:52 AM   #1
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Hello, everyone...

My name is Jennifer and I'm about to start on my own weight loss journey. I happened to find the "3 Fat Chicks" site and read some of the posts, and realized this is what I need to get myself motivated and started down this difficult (but worth it!) journey.

I've tried to lose weight for the last ten years. I was a fat kid in school, a bigger fat kid in college, and finally started to get the weight off once I started working as a music teacher. Being laid off two years in a row just devastated me, though, and I put on all of the weight I'd lost and then some. Now, after a pretty depressing summer "vacation," I'm headed back to school to learn to be a court reporter. I'm also getting married (to another music teacher who also lost his job!), but we can't set a date until we're both a little more stable.

So, this is something I really want to do for myself. I want to be healthy -- and I know it's not about reaching a specific number on the scale or a dress-size. It's about living happy and being healthy, right? I'm so excited to get started......even though I'm also scared I'll fail and end up even bigger than I am now!

Thank you all for being here! I can't wait to get to know all of you!
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:54 AM   #2
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Welcome Jen!!!
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:02 AM   #3
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:42 AM   #4
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Fantastic to meet you, Jennifer! Welcome!
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:49 AM   #5
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:20 AM   #6
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Welcome and congrats on your upcoming nuptials, whenever you two are able to set your date.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:23 AM   #7
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:03 AM   #8
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:06 AM   #9
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:17 AM   #10
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:06 AM   #11
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Welcome! I know that feeling of being afraid you'll fail, but you CAN do this. One bite at a time, one meal at a time, one pound at a time. What is your plan to accomplish your goal?
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:38 AM   #12
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:40 AM   #13
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Welcome. and congratulations on the insight that you don't have to aim for some magic number.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:16 PM   #14
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:57 PM   #15
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