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Old 04-12-2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default hoping this will be my time

Im fat. I weight over 300 pounds. Thats horrible..I cant believe I havent cared enough to stop the fatness from becoming out of control. But now I want control and I want to be healthy.

So I am on day of South Beach and so far so good!!!

Im Amy from Atlanta and glad to find others who have struggled too!
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:56 PM   #2
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South Beach is a great plan to get you off of sugar/refined carbs and into eating veggies and other healthy foods. You may feel like crap for a few days as you start out, but if you stick with South Beach, it WILL work. There is a subforum here specifically for South Beach, I'd recommend you head over there as well and chat with the folks who are doing SB.

Welcome. And--don't hope that this will be your time, because it's all within your power to make it your time. Make a plan, commit to the plan, and work the plan and it will happen for you.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:12 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum! 3fc is the greatest- you'll love it here.

Definitely check out the South Beach Diet area- I also do South Beach and it's the ONLY thing that has worked for me. with my insulin resistance I've found that cutting out all the bad carbs has really helped me
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:13 PM   #4
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South Beach is great! Those first three days are rough, but it does get easier. It's hard to see that at first, but it really does get easier. By the end of the first two weeks many people aren't ready to add the carbs back in, which seems crazy before you rid the body of sugars.

You can do this! You have come to such a great place full of inspiring, motivation people who always seem to know just what to say. Whether that "right" thing is an "atta girl" or a kick in the rear, it's always the right thing.
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)

My "goal" story: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal...goal-post.html
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:20 PM   #5
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Welcome to 3FC's!!!!!

Great support here and we are all looking forward to seeing you achieve all of your goals.
Height: 6'2
Starting weight/ Current low weight/"redline" weight
Total: 267.6 pounds.

I will do the Komen 60 mile walk for breast cancer again this year!!
Next goal is 175: Pounds from goal = 4.2.
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:00 PM   #6
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I just wanted to say that if you don't push yourself to change, then you may end up meandering like me. I'll lose some weight, and then just stay in the same spot forever.

I know that there is a time and place where you can eat sweets, but it may be hard. It is very hard for me, and sometimes if I allow myself to have some it just throws me all off. Maybe I should try the South Beach or just quit sweets cold turkey :P

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Old 04-12-2010, 04:59 PM   #7
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Hi Fluffy
I'm Daphine from Atlanta. Welcome to 3FC!! Now that you know what's going on with you lets focus on what needs to happen to get past it. You can do this !!

Today is the VERY LAST day you are to refer to yourself as fat. You will tell yourself only positive things. As you travel on this journey, you will learn lots about you and how your body works. So tighten up your bra and lets get to work!!
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:49 PM   #8
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Welcome to 3fc's Amy! I'm sure you'll do great on South Beach; just stick to your plan and you'll see results.

Stick around; post often and let us know how you're doing. You'll find lots of support here!
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:58 PM   #9
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Welcome Amy! You have come to the right place. Here you know that no matter what weight issues you're struggling with, everyone can relate in some way or another.

The support is here and if you dedicate and commit to your plan, you will get results and reach your goal!
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:16 AM   #10
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This place rocks and its a great place to be encouraged, inspired and to ask questions from people who have been there.

Just keep one foot in front of the other , never look back, and learn as you go. Just love YOURSELF more than you love FOOD.

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Old 04-13-2010, 12:41 AM   #11
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Hi Amy, welcome! I have found this site to be very inspiring. We can all do this together!

Nikki6kidsmom - I love that... "love YOURSELF more than you love FOOD". I will remember this! I'm committing it to memory!

Goal # 1 = Loose 10 pounds
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:20 AM   #12
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Welcome! Hang in there. The hardest part is starting. It will get easier in 2 or 3 weeks. You can do this!

Persistence is more important than Perfection

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. - Winston Churchill
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:37 AM   #13
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Welcome! I've been doing WonderSlim but it's not for me for the long haul. I'm thinking of South Beach too, cause I am already noticing without all the carbs I don't feel anywhere near as hungry.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:43 AM   #14
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Yes..this IS your time. The folks here at 3fc are supportive, friendly and very wise.

The key is PLANNING. Yes, planning helps to make it all work.

Move ticker, move!
Next Mini Goal - 214

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher

I can't lose 100 pounds....but, just maybe I can lose five pounds twenty times.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:54 PM   #15
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agree totally about not HOPING but WORKING. I know this time is going to work for me because I am not stopping. I don't know when it will work (meaning when I'll reach goal) but I know that I'm just going to keep going and I'll be there at some point.
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