100 lb. Club - New here, may I join you guys?
07-18-2004, 05:52 PM
Hi... Thanks to an outstandingly kind invite to this forum (Thank You), I have mosied my way down here to see if it would be ok for me to join in the fun?
I'm 21 years old and I am currently at about 312lbs. I would like (LOVE) to weigh around 140. At this point I'd Love to even be in the low 200's or even break into the 100's which I probably haven't done since I was in the 5th or 6th grade. I've been around the weight loss scene my entire life and have tried every trick in the book to get if off from Richard Simmons stuff and Jenny Craig in the early '90's, all the way up a few weeks ago with Weight Watchers. A specialist just diagnosed me with PCOS about 3 weeks ago and has suggested the South Beach Diet -- or at least a diet eliminating white sugar, white flour, processed stuff, etc.
It's nice to see a PCOS forum, south beach diet forum AND a 100lb. forum all on the same website dealing with these issues. What an absolute relief and safe haven this is going to turn into for me -- not to mention a complete motivation in my life.
I am always interested in talking with people going through this same life test -- so if there's anyone who thinks we might get along, please feel free to write. :D
07-18-2004, 06:01 PM
Hey Tiffanie!! I'm Dana, and I'm pretty new also. This site is great, and I just wanted to welcome you and wish you luck on your journey! :)
07-18-2004, 06:16 PM
I was browsing around earlier and saw some of your posts and noticed then how Lovely your quote is -- I just wanted to let you know I think it is very pretty. Do you know who it is by or did you come up with it yourself?
Good Luck on reaching your Birthday present!
07-18-2004, 06:29 PM
Welcome, Tiffanie! :)
07-18-2004, 06:54 PM
Thanks!My quote is from Ani Difranco's song "Educated Guess." :)
Good luck to you, too! are you following any specific plan?
Ivanna B. Skinny
07-18-2004, 08:14 PM
I'm 22, and from Henry county (about 45 mins NE of Louisville). Im glad you decided to join us. You won't be dissappointed!
07-18-2004, 09:03 PM
Hi Tiffanie! Welcome to the group.. it sure is a good one! Good luck to you in your journey!! Post often! Looking forward to seeing you around soon!
07-18-2004, 09:57 PM
Welcome, Tiffanie! This truly is a great group -- you'll find here lots of support and motivation. So have you started your plan? Why don't you tell us about it? :)
Welcome Tiffanie and feel free to jump into any of the discussions.
Dr.Phil's rapid start plan eliminates alot of processed food and I find it easy to manage. I don't know much about the south beach diet so I can't compare the 2.
07-18-2004, 11:11 PM
Welcome to the group. :) Jump right in, we don't bite.
07-18-2004, 11:35 PM
Welcome Tiffanie!! :D Glad you took my advice and came on over!
I'm as well 21 years old... :) Jump right in, everyone here ROCKS!
Post often and join in on the challenges... Remember, we're all in this together!
07-19-2004, 12:35 AM
I lurk more than I post but wanted to say hello :) I too have decided that I am tired of this constant drip, drip in my head about my weight. I am getting all my plumber's helpers out... healthy low fat food, motivation, dedication and the big, whammo plunger to the pounds...exercise! Good luck to you.
07-19-2004, 02:26 AM
Celina, you're only 21? for some reason I thought you were older :)
07-19-2004, 10:56 AM
Welcome to the 100lb club Tiffanie!
You will find all the support, advice and friendship you need here - and I will look forward to sharing your weight loss journey with you!
Love Amanda xx
07-19-2004, 11:15 AM
This is a great place! Feel free to jump right in. We have lots of challenges to get you going!! Feel free to jump right in!!!
07-19-2004, 12:16 PM
Hi Meadow! :wave: I really liked your analogy -- and I LOVE your Emerson quote! Hope to see more of you!
07-19-2004, 01:15 PM
Thank you for your welcome. I'm here quite often, I just don't post :coffee: I am an absorber of all this wonderful energy and good advice. Hopefully I can contribute something down the road. Right now I'm just a newbie without much to say :)
07-19-2004, 01:33 PM
Well, by the sounds of it, when you decide to speak -- it's definitely worthy of attention! And on the topic of newness, heaven knows, with some of us anyway, being new didn't stop us from opening up our mouths and just talking away! :blah: (Oh wait....maybe it was just I who felt comfortable doing that! ;) ) Actually, I lurked for a while also, and then the chain of events for me was that after I made a commitment to start to live on plan, I also commited to utilizing all available resources to set myself up to succeed -- and for me that involved a commitment to myself that I would actively participate here.
At any rate, it's very nice to make your acquaintance -- and it will be nice to hear more from you whenever you "speak" again! No matter where you are in the process, it's always interesting to hear what you're doing and how things are going.......it builds community, you know? And that quote really is great.....very nice choice and always an apt reminder! :)
07-19-2004, 03:12 PM
I guess I missed this earlier. Welcome aboard. Looking forward to hearing about your losses. (You know only on a weight loss forum can you be happy to hear about someone losing something ;))