Thank you all for the warm welcome back and as always so much support!
I really missed you all, and it's good to be back.
Mez, thank you.. and yes, total re-evaluation was what I needed. The plan I had been doing worked for me once, but not the second time around. What I'm doing now seems to be working beautifully and I feel better than I have in a long time mentally and physically.
Stacy.. I've never been an inspiration to anyone before. Thank you for saying this, it really touches my heart. You will succeed on your plan, just have faith. There are so many good people here on this board that will encourage and support you in your journey. I'm glad you've found this place and have made the committment to yourself to do this.
Annie-Rose.. you know, I actually believe I CAN do it!! Hehe.. where's those 70's.. bring 'em on!!
Tammy.. thank you also.. getting through the low point was, well, a low point
but I'm thankful to be through it and on my way.
Jillegal - lol.. yeah, the MIA cara_mia.. it fits.
Sarah.. it's good to be back, and I can't wait to get my treadmill! I spent $200 on a gym membership once and went 3 times lol. I just felt so out of place as the only fat girl there. I would like to go again when I'm smaller, but I think that's still a ways off. My plan now is to use the treadmill 3 times a day, with a 1 mile goal each time. I'm not sure that I'm physically able to make that yet.. but it's a goal, and eventually I'll get there.
Howie.. my plan is kind of a combination of plans. I took a little from the slimfast idea, a little from south beach, and a little low calorie idealism and rolled them together. I drink 2 Carnation Instant Breakfast drinks a day with skim milk, have 2 small low calorie snacks (celery, pickle, apple, etc.), and then I have one meal that is healthy carbs and high protien. I only drink water and a cleansing herbal tea (decaf) that I like. And lastly, I don't eat after 7 p.m. It really seems to be working for me and I feel great.
Barbygirl.. Onederland.. ahhh such a dream.. such a goal! I expect it will probably take me a year to get there, but that's ok, because I WILL get there one of these days!
love to you all