LA Weight Loss - Introducing myself

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08-11-2007, 12:53 PM
I have been reading the posts on this board for about a month now, so I thought I would introduce myself. I don't have any questions, I think everything has been answered in what I have read!

My name is Jennifer, I have been on LA since May 28th. I am 26 and have a 5 year old daughter and 16 month old son. My weight problems began with my first pregnancy and then got really out of control.

I tried WW, but it is not the program for me. After I had my son, I was wearing a size 24 pants (that was with the swollen belly, however.) I started getting serious about weight loss at the end of March. I gained 33 lbs with my 2nd pregnancy, and have lost all of that plus over 20 more.

I began dieting on my own in March, and was losing about 1/2 a lb a week. Since I have joined LA, my total weight loss (including what I lost in the 2 months before) is 29 lbs- 18 of that is from LA. I am now wearing a size 18 in plus sizes, and can fit into 16 plus, but not comfortably yet.

LA has been so great for me, my skeptical husband is talking about joining. We have a trip to Mexico coming up in October, so that is huge motivation for me.

I was on Blue plan with Lites, and am now on meal plan 3 with lites- I was switched Wednesday.

I am looking for weight loss buddies, to exchange emails with, those in a similar situation as me. I work crazy shifts, and my husband is a police officer and works a ton of overtime, so I am at home with my kids a lot.

I have the hardest time with emotional eating, and I have been having a lot of (female related) health problems, and when I am in pain I tend to go off track (I went off track a few weeks ago and gained 2 1/2 lbs in 2 1/2 weks:o

Looking forward to chatting with you all!


08-11-2007, 12:57 PM
Welcome Jennifer!! We are all here to be your new weight loss buddies! We post daily in the weekly thread marked by the dates. feel free to get a ticker going at and paste it into your signature so we can cheer you on! Where are you from? Congrats on your progress so far!

08-11-2007, 01:02 PM
Thank you amylou- I just finished my ticker. I am from Knoxville, Tennessee.

08-11-2007, 01:44 PM
Welcome Jennifer!!!

This site is awesome and the people here are great. I have learned so much and anytime you have a question you can be guaranteed someone will have an answer for you!!

Good luck and feel free to chat anytime!!

08-11-2007, 06:04 PM
Welcome Jen!!!!!! Are you a VOL FAN??? I'm in Maryville, theres another newbie here from Maryville too! Hang around the Losers and Friends thread and you'll get to know us, sometimes you'll get to know too much! LOL Hey, what are friends for!!!

08-11-2007, 06:20 PM

08-11-2007, 08:39 PM
Of Course I Am A Vols Fan!!!

living the lifestyle
08-11-2007, 10:53 PM
Hey Jennifer,

I'm in Lenoir City & go to the West Knox LA center. Which one are you going to? I've been on the plan since February & am down 36lbs. so far. My mom & aunt are doing it as well & are doing great.

The one thing I've learned on this plan is you definitely need support because it is hard to do it by yourself. Welcome to the site!


08-12-2007, 01:00 PM
Kathryn- I go to the South Knox center. I live North, but I joined at the South one because a manager there is married to one of my co-workers. I can go to any center, but I am just so comfortable with those ladies!

08-13-2007, 05:21 PM
Welcome Jennifer, this is a great place for support!

Repo girl
08-13-2007, 08:10 PM
Welcome Jennifer!!!

08-13-2007, 08:47 PM
Kathryn-Half my moms family lives in LC. I'm through there all the time! Small world! Great losses, keep up the good work!

living the lifestyle
08-13-2007, 09:12 PM
Kim -
Wow it's amazing to find someone who has heard of L.C., much less lives there. What part of East TN do you live in?


08-13-2007, 09:18 PM
I'm in Maryville, just up or down the road, not sure which! LOL Right down 321, straight into the red light at Dairy Queen! ACK!!

08-13-2007, 09:20 PM
I graduated from Greenback, the year you were born! LOL You're just a baby!! I had the most gorgeous boyfriend from LC when I was in high school ::sighing::