20-Somethings - I love you guys!!
09-27-2008, 08:55 PM
Okay so I have only been a member of this website for a little less then 2 weeks but I can already say that I love you guys! Everyday it's like havin my own personal workout buddy. If I dont work out super hard and have to post something lame then I feel yucky. So even when I don't want to I try to do my best because I feel like everyone here is counting on me. Just to all the beautiful wonderful women here, I want to say thank you so far...and when I reach my goal it will partly be because of YOU!!
09-27-2008, 09:00 PM
All I can say is DITTO. I feel exactly the same way. Its nice to be able to express how you feel and get so much positive feedback.
09-27-2008, 09:32 PM
we love you toooo :hug: and i love everyone here as well. I mean, sometimes i swear i can hear you guys in my head!
09-27-2008, 09:33 PM
AWWWW I love all of you guys! I hear you inside my head too! This has been the longest I have ever stuck to any "diet" and even though I have had my ups and down it is because of YOU that I have stayed with it!!!
09-27-2008, 09:35 PM
Yeah totally. It gives me someone else to so called "talk" to instead of my boyfriend who doesn't wnat to hear it(he just wants to see the results ya know) and totally keeps me motivated. I like to post what I do and eat and read others....it keeps me inspired and gives me new ideas! I like t know that I am deinitely not the only one in this boat even though sometimes it feels like it
09-27-2008, 09:37 PM
I totally understand. My poor poor boyfriend.
09-27-2008, 09:38 PM
09-27-2008, 09:40 PM
i dont have a boy friend to annoy with my weight loss woes :cry:
my poor poor friends :D
its so nice to know that people are struggling and succeeding the same way as me, and that im not a freak:dizzy:
09-27-2008, 09:42 PM
Totally! Sometimes I feel like such a weird-o until I read everyones posts and figure out I am not the only one. I love how everyone is so honest here - it really gives the sense of community and friendship.
09-27-2008, 09:44 PM
I am a very honest person to begin with....so everyone knows my life and I pretty much have no secrets....poor poor everyone around me. Good thing they SAY they all like me!
09-27-2008, 09:46 PM
i remember after my first week here i wanted to go up to people i knew in real life and say "you know, i found this website and actually, i'm not a freak" :D i like the honesty here, and the quick repsonses really help too
09-27-2008, 09:46 PM
I have the "open mouth insert foot" disease, though - I got it from my mom.
I talk about you guys to my boyfriend like all of us live in the same state and go out and gab on a regular basis! - gosh I wish we all did.
09-27-2008, 09:48 PM
I have the "open mouth insert foot" disease, though.
you have the "im going to tell you how it is, because you already know how it is and dont want to admit it" gift :D
we should all become like geese and move from new zealand to the US and back so we are always in summer :D
09-27-2008, 09:50 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAH! Yes yes yes!!! AWESOME. You have no idea how loud that made me laugh!!
09-27-2008, 09:52 PM
:D i can just see us moving with the seasons, we'd be like locusts- move into a state or city, eat and soak up the sun, move on
09-27-2008, 09:54 PM
We could take over the world.
09-27-2008, 09:55 PM
we would! We'd start a revolution in weight loss
09-27-2008, 09:59 PM
THAT IS AWESOME!@!!!!! HAHA......I definitely talk to my boyfriend like You guys are my best friends and I see you everyday! lol. I know he doesnt care but I tell him to shut up and listen anyways lol. We are going to be married soon so he knows how it is!
09-27-2008, 10:01 PM
lol thats interesting because you guys are my dirty little secret weapon ;)
09-27-2008, 10:06 PM
Today pinky, we are going o TAKE OVER THE WORLD@!!!
09-27-2008, 10:28 PM
Narf! Yess Brain!
just keep swimming
09-27-2008, 10:31 PM
You girls are funny.
I do really feel that this website has made the difference for a lot of people (including me) between this time (the LAST time) and all the other times we've tried to lose weight.
09-27-2008, 10:31 PM
Its sooo sad that I remember that! I guess that's what happens once you have a kid....all your childhood memories come flying back.
09-27-2008, 10:59 PM
I've been on here 1 day and I love it! So much great stuff to learn from everyone and so supportive as well
09-27-2008, 11:03 PM
WE ROCK DONT WE!!! oooo i just finished the amaretto...uh oh
09-28-2008, 12:20 AM
09-28-2008, 02:54 AM
i definately wudnt have been able to loose my weight without this forum....
its an amaxing place for support and motivation....
past and present....
09-28-2008, 10:44 AM
I'm late to this thread, but YES I agree with everything you ladies have said! The ONLY people in my life who know that I'm trying to lose weight are my parents, and that's just because I was living with them this summer when I started, so I couldn't exactly cover it up. My mom is very unsupportive/just generally loco, so it's gotten to the point where I can't talk to her about anything out of fear that she'll twist it around and use it to embarrass me somehow (which she has done MANY times already). My dad isn't around much because he commutes to work in KY (we're in OH) and I only see him every other weekend or so... I never told my friends because I was too embarrassed, and I was worried that I'd look stupid if I failed. So, it basically comes down to, you gals are the ONLY people that I can talk to about this whole experience. If I didn't have anyone for support, I don't think I could do it! It's so great to be able to talk, complain, celebrate, etc with people who truly understand what I'm going through. And I love being able to give love and support to all of y'all because I know what you're going through, too! So basically... This site is a godsend! Haha. :D
09-28-2008, 11:04 AM
Your CROWN!!!!!! I want one. :D
I was so happy when I found this place because I learned so much! I've learned things from people here about metabolism and how to choose a diet, and got even more info than I even asked for! It's awesome! It was also nice to hear opinions different than the crappy military "i-finished-med-school-in-the-30th-percentile" health care dunces that I *have* to go to.
Then to have everyone jump into little groups, and we all hold each other accountable. It makes exercising and dieting fun and exciting (read: tolerable) because we're all suffering together in the name of weight loss. LoL.
More to the point, some of us are all suffering Jillian together. She is a scary woman, no doubt. She stares with those shark eyes of hers and I always feel like if I stop she's going to see me through the TV and yell at me! Eek!
09-28-2008, 02:47 PM
I have started going to the gym and eating healthy, then got busy and dropped the whole idea all together many times this last summer alone. I've been super busy these last few weeks but I've still found the time to eat healthy foods and get in a decent amount of exercise. I know that the difference is this site and all of you girls. I was just reading anther thread and there was a lady who is maintaining at less than half of her starting weight, that is the most empowering thing in the world.. I've never been more motivated and able to see dieting as a permanent change in my lifestyle. You guys are great!
09-28-2008, 04:06 PM
All I can add is:
Ditto, ditto, yes, uh huh, right, exactly, ditto, you know it, yes! and so true!!
This is my safe haven, I don't talk about this with the people in my real life as they just wouldn't get it. Everyone here is living it, day in a day out. It's my refuge and I am grateful for every single person here. Thank you!!
09-28-2008, 04:59 PM
I look forward to my time here and check it so many times a day!!! LOL I think it's great that there are all these people from all over the world who understand what I'm going through, are there to support and/or cheer everyone on, and have the greatest advice to give. It's so empowering :)