100 lb. Club - Hello, I'm a new girl on the block....

04-11-2004, 03:57 PM
OK. I think I've been lurking here quite long enough, so I thought I should step out from behind the keyboard and introduce myself.....*****waves*****. I'm (counts on both hands and almost all toes) 38, live in London, England, and I am really really really impressed by all of the support, wisdom and laughing you ladies on this board give each other. So I figured it was time to join in!

So I got into this healthy eating lark about a year ago now....have no idea what I weighed then, since I was living up a mountain in very sunny Spain (30 minute hair-bend drive on rough track to the nearest source of chocolate....LOL); but I did feel a whole lot better for it. In November 2003, I finally plucked up the courage to buy some scales.....the same day I was being tested for diabetes.....I remember it well. So the new shiny scales said 233, and the eventual result of the tests, after a misdiagnosis from my doctor, and a more encouraging one from the specialist consultant, was IGT (impaired glucose tolerance/pre-diabetes)....definitely an incentive to continue eating healthily and to start exercising.

I'm now down to 214, and somewhat to my surprise, am developing an addiction to the gym, where I swim, do (very very very light) weights, do Pilates (seriously addicted), and (small round of applause, please), even went to a street dance class today. (I really really love to dance - it was great....but I cannot move at all now!)

So, I look forward to lurking-less, and posting-more in the near future!!

04-11-2004, 04:21 PM
Welcome to the group Claire! Glad you finally came out of the lurking mode. :D It's usually quite around here around the holidays but others will be around soon to welcome you also!

04-11-2004, 08:44 PM
Hello Claire :) I was a lurker to for a good long time. I guess about a week and a half ago I decided to be a participant. Welcome!!

04-11-2004, 11:04 PM
Hi Claire! I used to live in Spain also. My husband was stationed in Rota (about an hour south of Sevilla) with the American Navy. We lived there three years, and I would go back again in a heartbeat!

Welcome to our group. :)

04-11-2004, 11:32 PM
Hi Claire! Welcome to the board! :)

04-12-2004, 02:02 AM
Welcome Claire! Here you'll find the best support system you could ever want..

Post often and join in on the challenges.. Great Motivation!!

Celina :)

04-12-2004, 02:50 PM
Welcome, Claire! It's great to have you here! Quick aside ~ Have you read The New Glycemic Revolution, by any chance? You might find it helpful. I'm following their recommendations for diabetes avoidance, and feel great!

Again, welcome ~ hope to hear more from you!

04-12-2004, 05:14 PM
Well I am a little behind here - but WELCOME!!!! This is a great place to find support & motivation!!!!

Glad to have you!!! Feel free to jump right in!!!

04-12-2004, 05:36 PM
<groan> i'm so late with everything!!!!

welcome claire!!! your post made my day!!

and tammy... i don't know how i missed saying hello to you when you first posted, so please forgive me...

it's great to have you both.

04-13-2004, 12:37 AM
Another belated welcome! You're doing so well, Claire--congratulations!

04-13-2004, 02:47 AM
Happy Belated Welcome, welcome, welcome!! Is a fellow lurker myself, I am so glad you decided to come out of the closet so to say! Post, and post often. Oh yeah, I also second what Sarah recommended as far as the Glycemic Revolution. I am also following the South Beach diet and having been feeling great eversince day one! Again welcome!!!

04-13-2004, 03:05 AM
Welcome to the fold! :)

04-13-2004, 12:16 PM
Welcome Claire! I started my healthy lifestyle when I was told that I was "pre-diabetic" as well! Congratulations on all of your success so far....

Ivanna B. Skinny
04-13-2004, 06:31 PM
:balloons: HELLO CLAIRE!!

Sorry Im so late... I always am. I know you'll find great support here!

04-14-2004, 04:20 AM
Hey, people. Thankyou for making me so welcome....I am beginning to feel at home here already!

Jennelle - I was living in Southern Spain, too. More towards Granada than Sevilla, but I know that whole area pretty well. I too would go back in a shot! Most days I can't quite understand why I live in London!

Sarah/Gina - ooooh. So good to meet other New Glucose Revolution/glycaemic index fans! Yup, I am finding that approach really helpful.....especially the bit about eating every 3 hours! That's the bit I like most, LOL.