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Old 08-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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Default It's been a LOOONNGG time--but I'm BACK!


Geeze, where to start! Originally started in 2003--dropped over 85 lbs and got to the lowest weight I've ever been in my adult life--143. Got pregnant, gained it all back and more

Since 2005, when I had my son, I've yo-yo'd and the lowest I reached during each of those attempts was 203. Almost gave up until I decided in January that no matter what-- 2011 was the year I was going to get back into shape and lose this weight once an for all!

It's been since January 3 of this year. I've managed to lose 70 lbs. to date. I've got nearly 30 lbs to get to my first goal of 150 and just about 50 to my ultimate goal of around 130.

It's getting so much harder to lose these last 30-50! I need all the help I can get.

I am looking forward to getting involved here again--years ago, this place was my lifeline. I've made so many friends here and I see some names I remember.

Here we go! 30 lbs here I come!
On this rollercoaster ride for the last time!

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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Welcome back, Gretchen!! GREAT job losing 70 lbs, you're on a roll!

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly..."

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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Welcome back! You're doing a great job so far. Keep up the good work.


Life style change started on Jan 13, 2011. I was going to lose 100 pounds by Christmas.
I lost 93 pounds by Oct 1, 2011 and am holding there for now. We'll see what happens.
New goal: To maintain at about 160 Final Goal: To decide if I need to lose more
Just Keep On Keepin' On
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:01 AM   #4
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Great job so far! and I am right with you... I have 28 pounds to go for my ultimate low-end goal and this is so HARD! You have done it once so you KNOW it can be done. This is my fist go, so I'll just look to you for inspiration
tracking loss since Feb 2017:

Start Date: January 4, 2010 - 332 lbs.
Lowest Weight: December 19 2011 - 143.6 lbs.
ReStart! February 2017 - 253.6 lbs.
Goals: 'Normal' BMI, 140 lbs // Maintenance weight, 132 lbs

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Old 08-07-2011, 01:04 PM   #5
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Keep your momentum going!! You can do this
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:28 AM   #6
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Let's do it! Welcome Back!
I Lost 150lbs in 1yr 11months-maintaining for over 14months now! Calorie Counting taught me portion control - I became a Runner- It was NOT easy- A lot of sweat, blood and tears but now I run Marathons I love Running - and not just what it has done for my body but what it has done for my soul. I online coach new runners and those losing weight with a holistic approaches to healthier living!
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:43 AM   #7
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WOW,WOW, WOW! 70 pounds since January? Please come in and get comfortable and then tell us all your secrets! Did I mention WOW?

I don't have to tell you that jumping into the 3FC ocean is a wonderful way to get support, information and understanding on this voyage to better health. And you don't have to tell us that you are going to be a wonderful addition to our motley crew. Aaaargh! and we're a bloodthirsty bunch! Nothin' pleases us more than skewerin' another pound of fat on our cutlasses or making a whole crew of those nasty pounds walk the plank --- you are SO going to fit right in!

I look forward to hearing lots more about your adventures!

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