100 lb. Club - New to the Board

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07-29-2009, 01:52 AM
Hello, everyone...

My name is Jennifer and I'm about to start on my own weight loss journey. I happened to find the "3 Fat Chicks" site and read some of the posts, and realized this is what I need to get myself motivated and started down this difficult (but worth it!) journey.

I've tried to lose weight for the last ten years. I was a fat kid in school, a bigger fat kid in college, and finally started to get the weight off once I started working as a music teacher. Being laid off two years in a row just devastated me, though, and I put on all of the weight I'd lost and then some. Now, after a pretty depressing summer "vacation," I'm headed back to school to learn to be a court reporter. I'm also getting married (to another music teacher who also lost his job!), but we can't set a date until we're both a little more stable.

So, this is something I really want to do for myself. I want to be healthy -- and I know it's not about reaching a specific number on the scale or a dress-size. It's about living happy and being healthy, right? I'm so excited to get started......even though I'm also scared I'll fail and end up even bigger than I am now!

Thank you all for being here! I can't wait to get to know all of you!

07-29-2009, 01:54 AM
Welcome Jen!!! :)

07-29-2009, 02:02 AM
Welcome!! :)

07-29-2009, 03:42 AM
Fantastic to meet you, Jennifer! Welcome!

07-29-2009, 03:49 AM
Greetings and welcome! Enjoy your journey here. :wave:

07-29-2009, 04:20 AM
Welcome and congrats on your upcoming nuptials, whenever you two are able to set your date. :)

07-29-2009, 08:23 AM

Judy Lynn
07-29-2009, 09:03 AM

07-29-2009, 09:06 AM
:welcome: to the site and the community!

07-29-2009, 09:17 AM
welcome! :)

07-29-2009, 10:06 AM
Welcome! I know that feeling of being afraid you'll fail, but you CAN do this. One bite at a time, one meal at a time, one pound at a time. What is your plan to accomplish your goal?

07-29-2009, 11:38 AM

07-29-2009, 11:40 AM
Welcome. and congratulations on the insight that you don't have to aim for some magic number.
How do you plan to lose the weight?

07-29-2009, 01:16 PM

07-29-2009, 01:57 PM
Welcome to the board!! You'll find tons of support here!

Jo Kittibuck
07-29-2009, 02:08 PM
Heya new girl, welcome! Trust me, you're gonna love it here.

07-29-2009, 08:00 PM

07-29-2009, 08:30 PM
Welcome to the board. I'm new myself and I've found everyone here very friendly and extremely supportive. I visit a few times a day to keep inspired.

You CAN do it!

07-29-2009, 08:40 PM
welcome! this is a great place for support, and rember its not just the number on the scale, its how you feel about yourself. Take it slow, and you will succeed!! If you get stresses, or want to give up, come here and read how wha a amazing job everyone has done, and that you can do it to!!


07-29-2009, 10:43 PM
Hi! I'm so glad you've found this place.

You're about to embark on a fantastic journey. Don't dread it. Revel in it. Celebrate it. Get excited about it. You most absolutely, positively CAN do this. Losing weight (& keeping it off is a doable thing) and every one and any one can do it. Yourself included. The best way to not fail? - determine to succeed. This is with in your hands, your power, your control. Set yourself up for success. Make a plan, set yourself some boundaries and rules. Get excited. Get moving. Get going. And amazing things will start to happen. :)