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Old 07-14-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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I have recently returned to 3fc after too long an absence. Most of the last year has been consumed by my mother's long-term illness and death about 5 weeks ago. That seemed to finally send me over the edge, and I have been eating compulsively until about a week ago. After lurking on the boards for a couple of weeks, this seems to be like the place that feels the most comfortable. Hope it is OK to jump in and join you all.
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:03 PM   #2
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I'm sorry for you loss {hugs} Welcome Back!!! I know what you mean when you say you feel comfortable here. I love this place. It helps me in alot more ways then just weight loss.
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:26 PM   #3
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mejones -

Condolences on your mother's death. I hope 3FC will be a comfort and a haven for you.
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:27 PM   #4
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I binged a lot while caring for my grandmother full-time before her death, so I know how easy it is to use food as a coping mechanism.
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:33 PM   #5
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I am so sorry about your mother's illness and death. I helped take care of an ill brother until he passed on. It's a rough deal all around but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Welcome back to 3FC. Congratulations on taking the first step to a healthy you.
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:35 PM   #6
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Welcome back. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please feel free to jump right in here. Knowing that I have support from this site, and challenges to keep me motivated helps me. I hope you find that to be true also.
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:54 PM   #7
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I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I'm happy that you found your way here. I look forward to helping you with your weight loss goal.
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Old 07-14-2006, 02:05 PM   #8
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Welcome to the 100lb. Club, mejones. I'm glad you feel comfortable here.

Condolences on your loss. I nursed my mother through terminal illness, and I gained another 30+ pounds following her death. Along with other major changes in my life at that time, it sent my OCD into overdrive, including compulsive eating, so I know where you're coming from. Good for you for not bingeing over the last week. It does get easier.

Post away! It's a great place for support and encouragement.
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Old 07-14-2006, 02:46 PM   #9
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MeJones.....welcome back! I can totally relate to what you had to go through. I helped with my Dad. If you ever need to PM or just post here go ahead...there are many of us who understand and 100% of us who support you.
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Old 07-14-2006, 02:48 PM   #10
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I"m sorry for your loss. Welcome back to the boards, I look forward to getting to know you.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:44 PM   #11
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I am truly sorry for your loss. Welcome to the boards.
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