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04-22-2003, 03:11 PM

I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello! I just found this site the other day and have been reading some of this forum and would love to join in! I have been procrastinating about getting started (again) on my weight loss journey, but really need to get a fresh start!

There is so much to read and so much good information that I feel a little lost, so bear with me. some info on me:

I am 32 (almost 33-ack)
I am a mostly stay at home mom to two beautiful girls, age 2 and (almost) 6 (double ack)
I have a wonderful husband who works too hard and we don't get to spend enough time together

I have battled my weight for my whole life. I do NOT want this to be the defining characteristic of my life! I was "thin" just before I got pregnant with my older daughter and then I quit smoking and let the weight just pile on-and have been moving steadily upward since then. Still not smoking, but I substituted one bad habit with another!

I will weigh myself tomorrow morning! Have a great day everyone!:)

04-22-2003, 03:13 PM

Welcome!! You've definitely made a great start just by coming here and deciding to make some positive changes. Have you decided on an eating plan and an exercise plan?

There's lots of great support and advice here, so just jump right in and keep us posted on how you're doing.

04-22-2003, 03:19 PM

WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME Glad to see your here. I'm with you, I gained 70 pounds with my first child lost 30 and gained it all back plus about 20 more with my second and then kept gaining after that. So here I am. This place is the best for support and encouragement, so just find a thread you like and jump right in. We're here for you. Hope to see you around!!!! Good luck!!!:wave:

04-22-2003, 03:49 PM
Hi Rosie :)

I am Hillary, I am 31 years old, and I have struggled with my weight for years! I am sort of new too, I am back after being gone for a long time, I look forward to getting to know you & alot of the others :)

04-22-2003, 05:25 PM
Hi Rosie,

I'm also a thrity-two year old mom. I've always battled my weight. There was an all too brief period where I was almost happy with my weight. Then I quit smoking and got pregnant.

Anyway, everyone seems very supportive out here.

Good Luck!

04-22-2003, 10:43 PM
Hi Rosie! :wave:

Just jump on into any of the threads here...everyone is friendly and supportive!

Feel free to join us on the Queen Victoria thread if you like!

04-23-2003, 10:58 AM
Thanks for all the warm welcomes! I am trying to formulate my plan of action! I have done WW in the past and still have all the stuff, so I think I will work around that program to start. Plus, I think the WW program is the way actual thin people eat. Like, if I eat ice cream one night, I think-well, might as well just eat whatever I want the next day. A thin person would just eat the ice cream and then go back to regular life the next day-does that make sense??

Anyway, I know most of my issues are emotional and I am going to address them this time, which I haven't done in the past. It's pretty complicated once you start really thinking about why you do things-you know? I am happy with myself this morning because I sat down and ate breakfast with my daughters-usually I skip it and just drink coffee. It was nice having a meal with them and allowing myself to eat.

Well, I only have a few minutes so I am off to read some more!