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Old 03-20-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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I'm new to the forum! A lot of questions I've asked google about weight loss have ultimately brought me here, so I figured it was time to register an account to say hello to everyone.

Twice before I have tried in vain to lose weight - the first time, in 2010, I lost 30 lbs before relapsing and gaining it all back. The second time I barely lost 10 lbs before falling to the same fate. So one week ago was my third "Week 1" - and I weighed in at 265 lbs. At this very second, I weigh 255 lbs for a total of -10lbs in a week; my best week ever!

I have three things in my favor this time that I didn't have the others.
1) The knowledge I gained from keeping a detailed journal the first time through.
2) I'm attending college more than three hours' drive upstate, which means I'm not living with my parents who I love but who have been enablers of the worst kind.
3) I've adopted a Low-Carb diet, with comes with a great deal more structure than I had in either of my first two attempts.

Hopefully I'll add a fourth factor in my favor by getting to know all the wonderful ladies and gents on this forum. It's great to think there is an entire group of people out there who will understand when I complain about the anxiety/excitement/impatience/small triumphs/slip-ups that come with trying to loose more than 100lbs.

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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Sound like you are on track

Glad you could join us. This place is great! If I am having a hard day or night, I will come on here and just read success stories and look at the before and after pictures and it helps me get through the hard times. I look forward to seeing your post in the future.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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Good to meet you. I agree with the above, the success pictures are great! You can definitely do it.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:13 AM   #4
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Welcome to 3FC!

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:22 AM   #5
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Welcome Chain!
Sounds like you're off and running with a great start!
I have been here about a month myself and I cannot tell you what a difference checking in every day makes!! It's wonderful.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:28 AM   #6
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Welcome! This place is amazing, definately the place to come when you need a boost in motivation, or a destraction from the fridge!
Determined to find "Fawn", the skinny chick within me!

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:32 AM   #7
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Welcome!!! I'm am so glad you found 3FC, the support here is awesome! Congrats on your progress so far!!!

Starting weight 285lbs
Skinny Mini Goal #1 Hit 1/4 of total Goal weight 27.5lbs Accomplished
Skinny Mini Goal #2 Hit 1/2 of total Goal weight 55lbs
Skinny Mini Goal #3 Hit 3/4 of total Goal weight 82.5lbs
Overall weight goal is to lose 110lbs
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:24 AM   #8
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WElcome aboard the board!!! You'll find lots of great ideas & support here, as well as a kick in the pants if you need it I'm one of those nutty people who advocates digging around in your brain for WHY you got so big in the first place, I know that was what saved me. Figuring out the "why" can make the losing a lot easier; why we got big, why we give up after 30 pounds or whatever. Mine wasn't scary, no abuse or horror in my past, just a life-long love affair with being a SPOILED BRAT and once that dawned on me, I could discipline her and move forward. Otherwise, I always fear no matter HOW much weight I lost in the future, she'd always pop up at some time and ruin it all.

Just a thought!

Started: 323
Now: 171 - nope, 165 now!
NOPE -- 162 now! Holy crap i've lost a PERSON!
Goal: 160

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:10 PM   #9
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Welcome! It's good to have you here!

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Old 03-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #10
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Glad you posted! Folks here are friendly, helpful and wise.

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 03-21-2012, 12:48 PM   #11
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Thank you all for the warm welcomes! I hope to get to know you all much better
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #12
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S/C/G: 255/holding at 162/160

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Welcome. You'll find that we're a great bunch! Lots of cumulative knowledge. Tons of support. It's great once it all clicks into place. Good luck. It sounds like you have a handle on things this time.


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 03-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #13
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I had three false starts since Christmas -- I gained 6 pounds.

The only thing different this time is joining this board and I have lost over 5 pounds!! It really has helped me to know that I will be posting here and getting support!!

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Old 03-24-2012, 10:10 AM   #14
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Hi Chain, I am also new here and I have been trying to find my way around! LOL You are doing wonderful! keep up the good work and hope to get to know you better.

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