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Old 11-18-2005, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default I'm New! 166 pounds to lose...!

Hello Everyone!
I posted a profile, but here is a bit about me:
My name is Melissa, I'm 20 years old, and I have 166 pounds to lose until I reach my goal. I was looking for a buddy to help me get started..any takers? I'm regularly on MSN Messenger, so feel free to instant message me there! Anyone buddies out there just doing basic calorie counting and exercise? Look forward to hearing from ya'll!

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Old 11-18-2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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Welcome, Melissa! I've still got about 120 pounds to lose (and I've already lost 40), so I SO know where you're coming from! I'm 23, and if you need a buddy, I'd love to get to know you. I don't use MSN Messenger, but I am on AIM almost all day, every day at work. I'm currently tracking calories and doing a little exercise here and there (usually only about 30 minutes, 3 times a week). This is a great group of helpful, supportive people, so don't be afraid to ask anything that pops into your head!
Highest known weight: 324
Weight on morning of DS surgery: 308.5
Got down to about 185 before pregnancy;
Benjamin David born March 24, 2012, 7 pounds 11 ounces
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:34 AM   #3
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Welcome Melissa! You can do it! I'm 21 and have 97 pounds to goal. Best wishes as you start your journey!
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:05 PM   #4
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Hi and welcome Melissa. I mostly just post here and browse the support areas in 3fc. It's hard for me to chat with any of the messengers.

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Old 11-18-2005, 12:26 PM   #5
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Welcome. I count calories also. I am like Dawnyal and mainly just hang out here for support. There are a lot of great people that come to the boards so feel free to post your success and struggles. I look forward to seeing you around.
Goal of 245 Made 12/21/05 Half the man.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:20 PM   #6
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Hi Melissa
I too am fairly new to this site and the weight loss deal. I'm watching what I eat and exercising as often as I can. It's been a little tough dealing with the hunger, but the end reward is more important and worth it. I wish you well, you can do it!
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:53 PM   #7
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Hi and welcome! I think you will find this to be a very warm and inviting place! Good luck.
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Old 11-19-2005, 03:44 PM   #8
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, Melissa! You'll find inspiration and support here!

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Old 11-19-2005, 03:49 PM   #9
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Welcome Melissa - hope you can hang around here more often. You'll get lots of support here from people in similar situations.

I am doing calorie counting and exercise and have lost 50lb since Jan 1st - it's a great and healthy way to lose weight.

You can do it!

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Old 11-21-2005, 10:43 AM   #10
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Hi Melissa - welcome to the group!

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Old 11-21-2005, 12:45 PM   #11
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Welcome, Melissa! I'm a kcal counter too. Post often!
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Regained 83 lbs
Interim goals
  • Previous High Weight of 247 (Oct 2005)
  • No longer morbidly obese at 232
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Old 11-21-2005, 01:48 PM   #12
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Melissa, welcome to the forum! I am like the others, where I either "lurk" or post. Please post often so we can get to know you. This is a really supportive place to be.
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Old 11-21-2005, 01:54 PM   #13
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Welcome!! I, too, am primarily a calorie counter. It's good to have you join us. I hope to read more from you in the next weeks and months. *hugs*
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