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VeggiMom
06-01-2005, 06:51 PM
Well - Here I am. 5'7" tall. 36 years old. And 308.0 pounds. Zoiks. What have I done to myself?!?!

I've been here before - a couple of years ago. But I'm just so sick of being fat. So I'm working on kicking my bad food habits to the curb so I can start eating healthier.

I don't even have an ultimate goal weight in mind since I have to loose 100 pounds just to be considered fat. :^: Right now I just want to concentrate on making changes and feeling better about those changes.

But I don't know a single person in my real life who struggles with significant weight issues so I often feel very isolated and alone in all of this. Which is where, I hope, this board will come into play!

So there I am ... in a nutshell ... a big nutshell ... but a nutshell none the less!


treefrogtoes
06-01-2005, 08:13 PM
Welcome to the club! Enjoy the company of 'real' people!

famograham
06-01-2005, 09:22 PM
Welcome Carole!

I can honestly say that I really don't think you could have found a better place for support, or a more wonderful group of friends:)

I've only been here for around six weeks and the motivation and support is just amazing, not to mention the fact that the people here are so inspiring and ...succeeding! There's nothing like joining a group who really means it this time!

You really can fall in love in six weeks....I'm in love with all of you here :lol: REALLY!

Welcome again, make yourself at home!

xox
Linda


missaprylj
06-01-2005, 09:34 PM
Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Feel free to jump right in anywhere. Our June Points Challenge just started if you want to be accountable for the whole month. Good luck!

hautbois
06-01-2005, 10:16 PM
Welcome!!! Isn't it nice to have support from people dealing with the same issues you are? Makes a big difference. GL!

djs06
06-02-2005, 12:03 AM
hi there! good luck

howie6267
06-02-2005, 12:12 AM
Welcome and jump right in. Look forward to getting to know you.

ArmyGirl1974
06-02-2005, 12:18 AM
I loved what you said about needing to lose 100 pounds just to be considered "fat". Ain't it the truth! I weigh three hundred pounds (on the nose, just got back from a WW meeting) and I thought something along those very same lines tonight! Ah well....at least we've kept our sense of humor. I am new here too, but it seems like a GREAT place, and I have gotten a lot of hope, inspiration and motivation from these boards and the journals.

SuchAPrettyFace
06-02-2005, 01:55 AM
Welcome to the club. Has anyone told you about the initiation? :lol: :p

VeggiMom
06-02-2005, 09:35 AM
Welcome to the club. Has anyone told you about the initiation? :lol: :p

Not yet ... Just hoping I don't have to eat any bugs! :D :lol:

Inca's Momma
06-02-2005, 09:55 AM
Hiya and welcome to our family! Nope the initiation is you have to eat fruits and veggies not bugs, they are too many calories :lol: Please stop by often and join all of us on our journeys.

VeggiMom
06-02-2005, 09:56 AM
Hiya and welcome to our family! Nope the initiation is you have to eat fruits and veggies not bugs, they are too many calories :lol: Please stop by often and join all of us on our journeys.

That I can do! Thanks for the welcome, everyone!

synger
06-02-2005, 12:06 PM
Nope the initiation is you have to eat fruits and veggies not bugs, they are too many calories

Actually, bugs are fairly high in protein, low in carbs, and usually fairly low in fat. There is a movement, small but growing, to revive interest in Entomophagy (the eating of insects) in the "industrialized" nations. Insects have been a stape food for millenia, and are MUCH less labor, land, and water-intensive to raise than cattle.

Nutritional value for various insects (http://www.creepycrawlycuisine.150m.com/msg4.htm)

An article (http://www.nu-news.com/main.cfm?include=subApplication&subApplicationName=quickRegister&fuse=registrationOrLoginRequired&thereferer=http%3A//www.nu-news.com/media/paper600/news/2002/10/16/FoodAndDrink/Entomophagy.Tastes.Like.Chicken-298544.shtml)

A page with some very interesting links... (http://growabrain.typepad.com/growabrain/entomophagy_insect_eating/)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled morning reading... :devil:

VeggiMom
06-02-2005, 12:09 PM
Uh ... thanks synger... ewwwwwwww

zoritsa
06-02-2005, 01:37 PM
Hi there! :wave: I don't post as often as I'd like to,but I do come here alot to read the posts.They are very inspiring and have helped me stay on plan even when I didn't want to.I've even noticed that I avoid coming here when I'm not as on plan as I should be :o ....so :goodluck: and stick around.

Amanda Panda
06-02-2005, 02:21 PM
Welcome! It's always nice to have another veggie around!

Whoever came up with the term 'skinny pasty faced vegetarians' obviously had never met us!

Love Amanda x

barbygirl43
06-03-2005, 03:16 PM
Hi and welcome. Although I do know a few others in the same boat as I am around here, most of my immediate contacts are at a places in their lives where they aren't trying to be healthier or lose weight so I know where you are coming from.

Jenaya
06-04-2005, 12:14 AM
Welcome!! It is great to have you here. This is a place full of great people who are or have been where you are. Just remember, it is not where you have been but where you are going that counts. We can all travel together and support one another along the way (with, of course, many good giggles). Take Care and glad you found this site, it is awesome!

taekwondomom
06-04-2005, 02:07 AM
Hi! from one newbie to another. :wave:
Good Luck, hope to be talking with you LOTS over the next months! :)

VeggiMom
06-04-2005, 09:26 AM
Welcome! It's always nice to have another veggie around!

Whoever came up with the term 'skinny pasty faced vegetarians' obviously had never met us!

Love Amanda x

Thanks for the welcome Amanda!

I am so far from what people expect a vegetarian to be that they always look twice and say, "You're a vegetarian???" At which point I laugh.

Someone asked me how you could get so heave eating nothing but veggies ... I just asked them if they'd ever seen an elephant! :lol:

Thanks to everyone else for the welcomes too! :D

Jillegal
06-04-2005, 09:34 AM
Someone asked me how you could get so heavy eating nothing but veggies ... I just asked them if they'd ever seen an elephant!

:lol: I think I'm really going to like you! Welcome to the board!