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Old 02-07-2010, 02:38 AM   #1
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I am so happy to find this forum. I haven't been weighed yet, but I know I have WELL over 100 lbs to lose. I hope to make some friends and get some encouragement. I will begin the Ideal Protein diet the first week of March, and I have confidence that this program will be a good one for me.

I am on insulin for my diabetes now..and the weight has totally caught up with me. I deserve more in this life!
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:26 AM   #2
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Congrats on making the decision to change your life! You won't regret it! I've never heard of the ideal protein diet, although I really haven't heard of most things related to weight loss.

What are you doing now while you wait for the first week of March?

Good luck!
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:30 AM   #3
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welcome.. emma.. i love this site you will find encouragement and friends here. and even on your worst cheat days no one will judge you for everyone has wake many miles in our shoes. thats one thing i love about this site.. total support....
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:56 AM   #4
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Welcome Emma . You will find the support and inspiration you need to succeed here.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:47 AM   #5
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WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are glad you found 3fc - you'll find lots of support, encouragement and friendship here.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:20 AM   #6
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Welcome to the group! You have made a great first step joining and deciding to change your life!!
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:57 AM   #7
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Here's to a new, healthy you
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:23 PM   #8
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Welcome Emma! Yep, you definitely deserve the life you want! I'm glad you found 3fc, you can find lots of great support and friends here.
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Mini-goal 2: Reach 222lbs
Mini-goal 3: Reach 209lbs
Mini-goal 4: Reach 199!
Mini-goal 5: Reach 179 lbs (overweight BMI category!!)
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:40 PM   #9
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Hello and welcome! You do deserve better. Why not start today?
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:05 PM   #10
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great for taking the first step!
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:52 PM   #11
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You've come to the right place!
Welcome to the group!
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:08 PM   #12
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Welcome!

I'm new too, and have been enjoying reading the forums here.

I've been fighting off Type 2 for over 10 years (PCOS/IR) and was able to get off the Metformin. My SIL got off her insulin. You can do this! Beat it back!

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Old 02-07-2010, 11:50 PM   #13
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You will NEVER regret the decision to take charge of your life and your health. Kudo's to you for making that decision!!!
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Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:06 PM   #14
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YAY! So happy to have you here!

I agree with previous posters - don't wait until Mar 1 to begin your journey! There are things you can do TODAY! By Mar 1, you might have already lost weight.

Also, check out the success forums and read Lori Bell's story - your beginning in March lines up with hers and it might be the extra motivational push you need!
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:19 PM   #15
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I am new here also. I was here before years ago. Not even sure what I went by way back when. But I am back and ready to start again.
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