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Old 09-01-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm a newbie to the forum and can I firstly say - I am so glad I found it! Who knew there was such a wealth of information and amazing, supportive people around??

I've been lurking around this forum for the past few days reading about everyone's successes and views and I am so inspired. It's so great to see people who have decided to make a great change for themselves.

My story: I started gaining weight when I was around 12. I'm 28 this month and my weight has ballooned. I kind of feel like I was in a fog where I knew it was there, but clearly I was not ready to fix it or even acknowledge how bad it is. Now I'm ready and determined and I've actually admitted to myself - you're an obese person who needs to sort it out! I feel like my brain has just clicked and I will work on this until it's right.

The site won't let me put a ticker up of my weight loss yet, but I need to lose around 60kg (I'm from Australia), which is around 130 pounds. Scrap that - I am GOING to lose 60kg.

So thank you for your inspiring stories and keep working on your goals! You should all remember how inspiring you are and be proud of yourselves - as a newbie I have been blown away at your successes and determination!

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Old 09-01-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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Hi chloe and welcome to 3FC!

Glad to have ya aboard! Good luck with your goals.

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Old 09-01-2009, 10:39 PM   #3
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Welcome to the board! There is loads of support to be found here!

You can get your ticker when you have been a member 20 and have 20 posts- I think that is when you can get it.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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Welcome welcome to our little slice of heaven here on 3fchicks
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:14 AM   #5
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yay! welcome! I'm pretty new here, too....everyone here is great! Good luck on your weight loss journey...we're all here for you!
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:33 AM   #6
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Welcome!!! It wasn't so long ago when I was anxious to be able to post my ticker as well.

I really hope we'll be able to inspire each other.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:03 AM   #7
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Hello chloe down under! I am new here too but like you I am finding so much good stuff on this board. I feel like I can succeed with all this nice support. Do you feel that way too? And good for you for getting started in this!
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:30 AM   #8
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:27 AM   #9
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hey welcome! i wish you the best of luck on a new journey you are to embark on =)
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Welcome! I love this place too. It really helps when you are having a down kind of day!
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:45 PM   #12
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:58 PM   #13
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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone

Have a great week!
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:25 PM   #14
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:59 PM   #15
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Welcome to 3FC's chloe!
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