100 lb. Club - New and in need of support!

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Laura Philly
08-14-2006, 12:40 PM
Hi All,
I'm really hoping I'll get some good support here. I'm new to this site. I've just started WW. I have a long journey ahead of me.

08-14-2006, 01:03 PM
Hello Laura and Welcome. You will find lots of support and information here. I am sure you will do great on WW. I also see you have lost some weight. Congrats and keep up the good work!

08-14-2006, 01:08 PM
Welcome Laura! I'm new here too. We're at exactly the same point at weight loss! I've done WW in the past and had success with it. I'm sort of doing WW now, the general principles of it anyways, keeping calories down. I'm not counting points anymore but just using what I learned while doing it and doing it on my own (and of course with this site providing lots of great motivation!!)

08-14-2006, 01:23 PM
I'm new here too, nice to know I'm not alone :)

08-14-2006, 03:26 PM
Welcome! You'll definitely find lots of support here!

08-14-2006, 03:27 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm pretty new at this, too. I love the amount of support that I am experiencing on these boards! It's great.

I am losing weight (this time) by counting calories and carefully monitering my daily fat grams intake. So far, I'm having some very rewarding results. I'm also concentrating on eating foods from the "super foods" list. In just two weeks time, I feel soooooooo much better!

Congrats to everyone for either getting started, or for continuing on your journey to lose weight!!!

08-14-2006, 03:43 PM

I'm also a WW, and I started with a pound more than you to lose so I know it can be done. You've chosen a great place for support!

Laura Philly
08-14-2006, 04:13 PM
Thanks everyone for your support. It really feels good to be honest and communicate about these issues.

Laura Philly
08-14-2006, 04:18 PM
Does anyone know how I put my weight loss graph up here? Also, what is the super food list? Thanks.

08-14-2006, 05:04 PM
:welcome3: to the all the newbies!

08-14-2006, 07:02 PM
Laura - You can go to the User CP, and click on "Edit Signature". There are options there to set up your weight loss ticker.

08-14-2006, 08:17 PM
Welcome! This is a great place for support.

08-14-2006, 09:25 PM
Hey Laura,

The "super foods" that you asked about consists of a list fourteen foods and subgroups (put together by Dr. Steven Pratt) that have been shown to extend human health. Basically they are foods that act as medicine to your body because of the nutritional power they each have. The list consists of the following:

wild salmon

For someone who follows this way of eating, the underlying idea is that our bodies are wired for a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and lean protein. I just got turned onto it exactly two weeks ago and I've already lost 9 lbs. I love the way it's all laid out, not really any special plan, just a new approach to eating to live!

Hope this helps.


08-14-2006, 09:41 PM
:welcome2: to the boards! Just jump on in!

Laura Philly
08-14-2006, 10:08 PM
I went to CP and clicked on edit signature (numerous times) but I keep getting a message that says the URL is invalid. Also, it states something about me not being able to use HTML. Any ideas? I'd really like to sent up a ticker. I notice there are several of you who have www.3FatChicks.com - Best Diet Support Online. Please assist. Thanks!!!

08-15-2006, 12:49 AM
Have you gone here?


They were having some problems today--perhaps you clicked on Edit Signature during that time.

08-15-2006, 07:01 PM
Welcome it will be great to get to know you

Laura Philly
08-15-2006, 10:43 PM
Thanks so much!!! It worked.

08-16-2006, 01:58 AM
Welcome Laura--I am a newbie too, but already love the support and friendship offered here. Best of luck on your journey!