I am a newbie, but not for long. I love 3FC! I will be telling everyone I know about 3FC, because esp. in my area there are not a whole lot of support groups for those who want to lose weight. I am sadly in the yo-yo club, as I've taken the weight off and put it back on several times in my adult life. I am seeking to end the yo-yo ride, and am always hopeful that the next time I reach my goal weight again it will be the last time I have to get in my own face and shake a finger at me to get my head on straight and get going. I consider myself to be two people: fat girl and skinny girl. Skinny girl is currently buried under at least 50# of excess fat, and she tries to get fat girl to go live somewhere else permanently. So far this has only worked temporarily, because fat girl shows back up and decides to stay for months (even years!) at a time.
I have fought depression, and I even talked to my doctor about it at one point. I was glad to see this part of the forum because I like to try to remember that I am not alone in my struggle against depression. And I was shocked to read in a book somewhere that many people who use diet pills of any sort often are more prone to fall into a significant depression that may be related to taking the weight loss meds. !!! I was mad to have invested so much into Meridia and then realize that this was my story to a T and my doctor said nothing about it. He dealt with the depression issue, but he did not say that the weight loss meds would make me more prone to get depressed!!!
Oh well, I do go on.
I just bought one of Leslie S.'s DVDs and it looks great! Will try it out soon. I recently bought a new Reebok treadmill and am loving how it kicks my butt... anyone know about iFit? Do they sell workout tapes anyplace for it besides the website?
Well, take care, (esp. Enja!) and yes, I agree, life is indeed beautiful.