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02-06-2004, 11:31 AM
I need to loose about 140.I dont know how I got here. I m going to try going low carbs and eat regularly( I eat at 2pm and again at 8 now).I could use some support and success stories because it seems like an imposible amount to loose. sw/320
gw/170 the same I weighed 5 years ago

02-06-2004, 11:37 AM
baygurl CONGRATS!!!!!!! on the decision that is going to change your life. you have definately come to the right place for motivation, inspiration, and success stories. i have not been here very long, but love it. this site is awesome. the people are great and are always there with whatever it is that you need at that moment. 140 lbs. sounds like a lot, but i have more. i started at 356 lbs. and would like to get down to around 175 lbs. you just have to remember that you did not get that way overnight so you can't expect to lose it that way. i have to take it one day at a time and remember that i am going to mess up and make mistakes but i will get back up and start again. anything i can do to help please let me know. post often so that we can learn more about you. and really look around the site and don't be afraid to post and talk to all the girls.

02-06-2004, 11:40 AM
Thanks Audrey you have a positive outlook.keeping my fingers crossed.

02-06-2004, 11:58 AM
oh baygurl. we're all in the same boat! it's a major life change, and needs to be taken in steps so that the good habits become incorporated into daily life. i NEVER NEVER NEVER believed that i'd actually look forward to exercising, but i do. especially the hiking.

hang out with us, and ask lots of questions... someone, somewhere has the answer. and you're also welcome on any other forum at 3fc...

02-06-2004, 01:31 PM
Welcome baygurl - like Jiffy said, we're all in the same boat and we're all doing our best to make sure it's not the Titanic! Be a regular visitor and contribute - we need you as much as you need us!! It's not insurmountable, even though it may feel overwhelming right now. Soak up all the inspiration here, I know so much of it keeps me going!

02-06-2004, 02:25 PM
Babygurl, You've already gotten lots of great advice here, so I just wanted to welcome you and let you know you're definitely not alone. As I'm finding out this year, it's definitely a life long process. We have to make lifestyle changes, and you've made a great start by coming here. Do you have an exercise plan? Are you drinking lots of water?

I look forward to reading more of your posts and getting to know you better!

Amanda Panda
02-06-2004, 03:46 PM

You've come to the right place! This forum has people at various stages of the weight loss journey, some at the beginning and some nearing the end - we are all in the same boat!. Here you will find unconditional acceptance and support. Join us!

Amanda xx

02-06-2004, 03:51 PM
So glad that you joined our group.....
Welcome, welcome, welcome....and check out the success story thread. Whenever I need some motivation, I always read about people who HAVE done it!!!! So, post, and post often, we love to hear everyone's voice!

02-06-2004, 04:03 PM
Welcome to the fold. :) Everyone here has been where you are. It takes baby steps, but we are doing it!!! Check out dowsx4, mothergoose, boiaby, jillegal & others!!!

02-06-2004, 04:07 PM
Now, SuchAprettyface...do you mean a skin fold......LOL

02-06-2004, 04:15 PM
hahahahaha, noooooo. :lol:

I wish I could jog w/o hearing that slapping sound, speaking of skin folds. :mad: :lol:

Have you seen Trash Can of Skin on Discovery Health??

02-06-2004, 04:45 PM
No I have not seen Trash Can of Skin. Unfortunatley I have the Discovery channel, but not the Discovery Health channel....I always say see such cool ads forsome different shows that they offer. Tell me about that show????

02-07-2004, 12:06 PM
Thankyou and congratulations to you all for a job well done.I will definately be sticking around and hopefully be able to have the sucess that you have had.If anyone has any tricks they can share by all means share them because I need all the help I can get.Take care and god bless:smile:

02-07-2004, 01:02 PM
I am with you guys. Starting over. Health at big risk. Surgery in the back of my mind all the time. Too afraid of costs, recovery and the affects on my personal life. I have a husband who loves to eat and doesn't harp on me about the weight(I'm very lucky)
So I just keep trying before dying. I really get scared. I don't want to leave this life.
Good luck everybody. DonnaD
re-s/w 286
c/w- I weigh in tomorrow(it will be end of wk 1)
g/w - 170

Amanda Panda
02-07-2004, 04:31 PM
A warm welcome to you too Donna!

You have come to the right place!

Love Amanda xx

02-07-2004, 04:55 PM
your response is so what I needed. Sometimes I feel so alone in this. I've been extremely emotional the last couple days. Maybe its the severe drop in sugar & white carbs. But looking forward to these posts more than I ever thought I would. :love: Donna

Amanda Panda
02-07-2004, 06:16 PM
you are welcome Donna!

If you want some daily support, you are most welcome to join our support group 'Time for serious fun' - you will find us on the support group forum. It is a great bunch of ladies who are really there for eachother through thick and thin - join us!

Amanda xx

02-07-2004, 09:34 PM
Welcome, welcome, welcome to you too Donna!!!!! Often a weightloss journey is is so full of emotional highs and emotional lows (what doesn't in life, right) It is so much more than loosing the weight....in a weird warped way of thinking, it is loosing a part of yourself (not just physically) The only way I can compare that feeling to my non-overweight friends is like when you are about to move away from home. You are excited, happy to finally get out because since you were 11 that is all you wnatedto do, but there is a little part of you that is scared and nervous because it is leaving something behind. KWIM? I am just curious, what food plan are you following...?

02-08-2004, 01:40 AM
welcome!!! everyone else said it all!

i always need good support... especially now as i'm up at least 3 pounds from christmas time. argh! but it will go back down again. determination. persistance. we can do this.

02-08-2004, 11:29 AM
Wow Holly I just read your story and looked at your pics.Good job girl:).You have made quite a transformation and be proud of what you have accomplished.Did you follow a low-carb diet?It is people like you that let the rest of us know that it can be done you just have to stick with it.Take care and god bless,I know you will accomplish what you want.

02-08-2004, 02:15 PM
heck no, i could *never* go low carb!

when i am doing things right, i am counting calories and exercising about 4 times a week. i keep my calories under 1500, loggin them into fitday.com. (i feel like a fraud writing this because it hasn't been true for a few weeks. i'm getting back there though!)

and since i've been sick for a week and a half, there's been no exercise to log in that time.

thanks for the encouragement, though. i love to hear when people think they can do it because i have been. :)

02-08-2004, 07:25 PM
donna... glad you're here!! and remember, the surgery isn't the answer for everyone. we have a wls forum on 3fc and you're more than welcome to post any and all questions there. or here, for that matter.

but believe me, no matter which road you choose, it's all about lifestyle change, and not as much about the food as many people think