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Old 01-02-2010, 01:49 PM   #1
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Hello!! Wow, I haven't been here in a long while. I just did a search, and as far as I can tell, my last time to post here was July 2008. I have been reading a little bit before posting this. I am sure no one really remembers me, but I do see a few names that are still familiar from my previous time here. My name is Christy. Like I said, I used to post/read here. But I stopped not long after I posted my last "starting over" post. I had a lot going on back then. My hubby was preparing to go on a deployment with the National Guard. I was determined to work my butt off while he was gone so he would come home to a much thinner wife. At that time, I was right above the 300 pound mark. Well, about a month before he left, we found out I was pregnant. So much for cutting calories. Being pregnant did help me lose some weight though. I wasn't actively "trying" to diet, but because of the baby, I did drink lots more water, and I was much more aware of what I was eating. The morning sickness and nausea also kept me from really gaining much, too. During the pregnancy, I either lost or stayed where I was at almost every appointment. I had my son in March of last year, and came home from the hospital at 285-ish. My hubby is now safely home from the deployment, and with a 9 month old who will be walking VERY soon, I know I need to get back on track to get to being a healthier, happier me. My little monkey is a big motivation to me. I want to be able to run and play with him, and not have him ever think "gee, those other kids are right, my Mom is kinda fat." (I have to admit something else...the two other women in my office are motivation to me, too. They are kinda petty, snooty people. Who happen be best friends, and have no tact whatsoever. Oh, and they also don't know how to save their tacky comments about my weight/looks for times when I am not around.) Back when I was here regularly, I really felt like it helped me to be accountable. So, I'm back, and plan to post regularly again. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and reaching all our goals together.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:09 PM   #2
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Welcome back. I'm so glad your husband is back safely and you have your happy family together. You really have the motivation to go all the way with your weight loss goals. We are here for support anytime you need it.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:25 PM   #3
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Welcome back! Your son is wonderful motivation and a built-in gym. Don't worry about those classless people you work with, what they think does not matter.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:48 PM   #4
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Oye how lovely to work with those ladies! :/ Don't let it get to you and stay strong!
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:51 PM   #5
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:56 PM   #6
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Welcome back, ChristyDM! Don't worry about those snooty women. Karma has a way of putting people in their places.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:13 PM   #7
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Hi Christy-

My son is now 5.5, and I've been telling myself that I was going to lose weight and be able to play and run around with him and he wouldn't have a fat mom. Well, it took me over 5 years but I'm finally doing it, so good for you for starting now when your son is little. Trust me, you'll be thanking yourself for that when he's a little older and harder to keep up with! lol!
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:09 PM   #8
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:21 PM   #9
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I remember you!! I'm glad to see you back here - where you belong.

Getting down to and remaining at a healthy weight is without a doubt the very best thing you can do for your family and yourself.

Ignore those ignorant co-workers of yours. They're not worthy of your time. But please stick around here. We will help you every step of the way. Whatever you need, you've got it. Pull out all the stops and get the job done!! I'm excited for you. I can feel that you ARE going to do this. I mean, why wouldn't you???

I look forward to hearing of your progress as you embark on this thrilling journey!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:10 PM   #10
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:15 PM   #11
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Thanks so much for the replies, ladies. I knew I came back to this board for a reason. I know this is going to be hard, but I also know I have to make it a priority for me to put myself first. Jackson deserves to have a Mommy who is active and plays with him instead of "I'll watch from over here." I know that counting calories and using the WATP videos worked for me before, so my plan is to go back to what I know works for me. We also bought an elliptical machine, and I plan to incorporate that into my plan. I'm excited about this!
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:11 AM   #12
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Welcome back!!

I am so glad DH is home and you have a wonderful baby. Don't give a care about snotty people because YOU are more important than anything stupid they might say!
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:47 AM   #13
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Welcome back. I remember you! Glad you made it back.
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