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Old 01-18-2006, 10:16 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

It's time I join in here. I've been lurking a bit since the first of the year.

I started the year at 303 lbs. I wasn't planning on a New Years Diet but breaking 300 gave me the motivation I need. Like many I've gone back and forth and tried a bit of everything. I'm tired of my clothes not fitting, getting dressed every day is a battle because most of my clothes are too small. I'm starting to notice the seatbelt doesn't have as much room in it, sometimes I feel awfully snug in a chair. All of that really humuliating stuff.

At my first weigh in I lost 9 lbs. My biggest fault is portion control so that's what I'm focusing on. I'm planning menus so I always have good food to eat. I was already a member at the Y and have rededicated myself to some good workouts. My name is to remind myself why I have to do it, I don't want to be the mom who is always sitting on the bench watching him have fun.

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone.
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:43 AM   #2
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Congrats on the weight loss. Welcome aboard

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Old 01-18-2006, 11:02 AM   #3
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to the board! Hope to get to know you soon.... Good luck!

Mini goals:
1. get out of "morbidly obese" BMI range @ 229.4 lbs: I DID IT! (2/17/05)
2. be in ONEderland by my birthday in June: 10.0 lbs to go!
3. be at pre-pregnancy weight by Key West: I DID IT! (3/31/06)
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:07 AM   #4
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Welcome & Congratulations! I have to little girls and I share your sentiments exactly - they deserve a Mom who can be active and free from this baggage. I'm fairly new here myself and it is really an inspirational place!
there is no miracle fix. eat less. move more. repeat. the end.

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -M Thatcher

Mini Goals: 10% Weight Loss (276) | No longer morbidly obese (250)
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:53 PM   #5
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Welcome! You chose a great name--an everyday reminder of why you want to get healthy.

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love and something to hope for - A. K. Chalmers.
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:57 PM   #6
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to the board!!
You will love it here...just jump right in and make yourself at home!

TRYING to leave the batteries out of my scale!!
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Old 01-18-2006, 02:14 PM   #7
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Hi and welcome to the group. It's great to see more people take the plunge and stop lurking and start posting. There's really lots of support and encouragement here. Like Linda said, "just jump right in".

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Old 01-18-2006, 03:12 PM   #8
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:: Congratulations on your great start.
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:59 AM   #9
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to the board and congrats on the weight loss. Post often so we can get to know you!
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:29 AM   #10
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Welcome to the boards! It's the little things more than the big things that finally make you say "THATS ENOUGH!" It was for me Good luck!

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