100 lb. Club - Finally Stepping Out of Lurker Mode

06-20-2006, 03:30 PM
Hi, well I've been lurking here for a few months, have really enjoyed reading all the posts in this forum and the goal forums. :) I posted on the intro thread but thought I'd make a small post here too. My name is Melody, I am a divorced 38 year old Mom of 3 and work as a Registered Nurse with the Mentally Ill which I have done for almost 11 years now. I have been overweight my entire life, got down to 170-175 (which was about a size 12/14 for me) once, but did it by starving myself (400 to 600 calories a day). Have been on countless diets in my lifetime. This time I've actually been eating, threw out my scale at home (otherwise I am obsessive weigher and get easily frustrated) and only weigh at work on Saturdays, and am trying everything my power to stay motivated and look at this realistically. I have a goal to be at my goal weight by my 40th Birthday...which is a year and a half from now and 125 pounds away now. It seems like an insurmountable task, but hey, I've gotten 2 and a half months in so far!! So I'm getting there!! I have really enjoyed reading all of the amazing success stories here and hope that I can be helpful to others as well. :)

06-20-2006, 03:37 PM

I think most of us have been on lots of diets so you've got lots of company here. While I do hope you'll make your time goal, even if you don't, you'll feel so much better. Join some challenges for that extra motivation, and post often. :)

06-20-2006, 03:41 PM
Welcome, Melody! I just posted a reply to you under your profile in the post above. I think you'll love it here, lots of GREAT ladies!:hug:

06-20-2006, 03:43 PM
Thanks ladies!! Cassie, I'd love to chat with ya, I'll send ya a pm. :)

06-20-2006, 04:27 PM
:welcome3: You are going to do great and it is nice to have you here and not in lurker mode anymore.


06-20-2006, 05:57 PM
Hi Melody,
:welcome: So glad you decided to come out of lurkdom. There are some wonderful threads and people here. Look forward to getting to know ya.

06-20-2006, 06:19 PM
Welcome from a former lurker! It feels great to be a participant. Glad you decided to join us!

06-20-2006, 08:27 PM
Yay! Another former lurker among our ranks! I hope you love it here as much as I do!

06-20-2006, 11:00 PM
Thanks so much for the warm welcomes!! :)

06-21-2006, 12:28 AM
Melody~ Just wanted to tell you that I got your 2nd PM, and I'll relpy in the morning....I'm beat!:dizzy:

06-21-2006, 02:06 PM
:welcome3: to the forum! Post often so we can get to know!

06-21-2006, 02:42 PM
Thanks. :)

06-22-2006, 10:11 AM
Welcome, welcome, welcome!


06-22-2006, 12:18 PM
Hi, Melody, nice to see you here. :)

06-22-2006, 03:59 PM
Thanks ladies! :)