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Old 06-03-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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Hello,

My name is Tiffany and I'm a 27 year old mother of a 6 year old boy. I'm engaged to his father and we have been together for almost 10 years. I have been overweight pretty much all my life, and I reached my highest weight last year at 290. As I type that, I can't believe it. I weigh almost 300 lbs! When I look at myself, I see it but I don't. Clothes can hide a lot, but not everything. I'm tired of being the fat girl. I need to make a change.

In January, I decided to do just that. I bought The FIRM workouts and did them religiously. By April, I was down 10 lbs, but then my weight kind of stalled. And I gave up, as usual. But, instead of putting it off until next New Year's, I'm getting up and getting back on the wagon. I'll still be using my FIRM tapes to exercise. Eating is kind of like Body for Life/Zone/SB. Protein with every meal, good carbs and fats.

I want to succeed at this so bad, but I kind of think I may be scared of success... Does that make sense? Anyway, I hope to learn a lot from you ladies, and I look forward to your support and encouragement. And I can't wait to offer you the same!
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:24 PM   #2
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Welcome, Tiffany!

Weclome to the 100lb. Club. We have a lot of fun and the some of the people here are AMAZING individuals who will help you immensely if you stick around.

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Old 06-03-2005, 09:10 PM   #3
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Hi Tiffany!

I'm new here too and totally get what you're saying about fear of success. I don't know if there is some weird comfort in fighting the same old fight over and over again, or if it's the fear of the unknown (what would my life be like without my "armor"? Or would people have different expectations of me that I might not be able to meet?), or maybe fear of whatever it is that I'm protecting myself from by being heavy.

The thing to remember I guess is that working on all the non-weight things in our heads is as important as the dieting itself. Without working on both sides of the equation, regaining is sadly inevitable. (In my case, I've got the "preaching" part down pat, it's "practicing" it that I have a problem with!!)
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:02 PM   #4
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Sure that makes sense. If you've always been one way all your life, it's scary to think about being different, no matter how bad you want it. Change can be tough. You'll meet a lot of nice people here who will sympathize, empathize, and kick your butt when you need it. Welcome!
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:13 PM   #5
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I have never been one to get past the "honeymoon" phase of any program. I get bored and just quit trying. I think it's great that you are getting back on track. you've done it before, you can do it again!!
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:58 PM   #6
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Hi Tiffany!

I'm new here too and totally get what you're saying about fear of success. I don't know if there is some weird comfort in fighting the same old fight over and over again, or if it's the fear of the unknown (what would my life be like without my "armor"? Or would people have different expectations of me that I might not be able to meet?), or maybe fear of whatever it is that I'm protecting myself from by being heavy.

The thing to remember I guess is that working on all the non-weight things in our heads is as important as the dieting itself. Without working on both sides of the equation, regaining is sadly inevitable. (In my case, I've got the "preaching" part down pat, it's "practicing" it that I have a problem with!!)
Very well said!
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Old 06-05-2005, 09:02 PM   #7
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VERY!

I think that all of us who have tried and failed (or not succeeded to be more P.C.)
have to know that fear feels like.
It's such an awful feeling.
Great topic though...something we all have to address in order to make it this time.

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Old 06-05-2005, 09:03 PM   #8
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Welcome to the 100lb.! Good luck with your "work in progress" and remember we're all here on the same journey. There's a wonderful group of people here and never a shortage of sharing - ideas, experiences, fears, successes, you name it and we'll discuss it. Jump right in!
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Old 06-06-2005, 02:39 AM   #9
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Welcome, Tiffany. This is a great place to get help and support on the emotional and psychological challenges of the great lifestyle change journey that we are all embarked upon. Look forward to reading your posts.....
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:24 AM   #10
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Welcome - both Tiffany and Cecily. This is a great group and it is pretty clear from your very well written messages that you will both be an asset to this group! Glad to have you on board.
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