Hello everyone. I am glad I found this place. I was looking for some boards to join with others who have or had 100+ pounds to lose. This looks lilke a great place and from some of the reading I have done today, you all seem like a nice and friendly group
Well, about me. My name is Lany and I am 32 years old. I have been heavy all my life. I have been on every diet out there and I am sick of it. I have a 9 year old daughter that I want to be around for. So a few weeks ago I finally put my foot down and said that is it. I have managed to yo-yo for the past year and lose some weight, but on the 19th of April I said enough was enough. I have managed to lose around 11 pounds since (for a total of 28) and have been working out faithfully and eating 3 meals a day (low fat and healthy) with snacks in between when I am hungry. I never feel deprived this way and I have lost all my cravings for soda and high fat foods. Don't get me wrong, I would love to be able to sit down once in a while and have a slice of pizza or enjoy a bowl of ice-cream...but I just don't seem to be thinking of those kinds of foods continually now. I was the type of person who would be out running around or something and be daydreaming and planning my next binge. It was getting pretty bad. But I am glad I finally seem to be in control
Let's see, what else?
I live in Oregon and just recently graduated from the community college and hope to attend the University of Oregon this fall or no later than next fall. I am a single mother who loves fiddling with PSP8, reading Harry Potter, half Filipino, and I love to cook.
Goodness, I feel so welcomed here . Yes, there was something in the air in mid April. I felt the same way the morning of April 19th as I felt May 31, 2003. That is the morning I woke up and said I was going to quit smoking...aftersmoking for about 13 years. I have not smoked a cigarette since (2 years). Same as with this weight loss...there is no looking back.
Thank you again!!!
Welcome... this is a fantastic place! You sound like you'll fit in here very, very well.
I'm a name freak, so I have to know how you say your name! Does it rhyme with "rainy" or is it more like "lawn-y" or does it rhyme with "granny" (I must confess I am particularly interested in names with a "y" in them. )
Welcome aboard... jump in everywhere and good luck! -Apryl
Ali you've got a point...I started on April 15th
I wonder if there was some kind of cosmic fat shift or something ...whatever it was...keep it comin' I'm on a roll!
Yep. That fat had better keep on shifting too.
Originally Posted by Weigh2Goal
Yes, there was something in the air in mid April. I felt the same way the morning of April 19th as I felt May 31, 2003. That is the morning I woke up and said I was going to quit smoking...aftersmoking for about 13 years. I have not smoked a cigarette since (2 years). Same as with this weight loss...there is no looking back.
Congrats on being a non-smoker. I dropped from 40 to 5 a day a couple of years ago, but can't/won't let go of those last ciggies.
-- Ali the <*)))>((
Regained 83 lbs