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Amanda's Goal Story - 133 lbs Gone Forever!

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Old 09-08-2010, 08:15 AM   #331
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This story really inspired me and made me think. Made me think I really need to take the time to plan, the rights foods aren't going to fall in my lap at lunchtime. I love all the details and tips. WAY TO GO!
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:58 PM   #332
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Taztaz and Big Josie - thank you!

Gypsychic and Hurlee - thank you both. It's true that this doesn't happen automatically, but honestly, planning isn't that hard, and it makes staying on plan SO MUCH EASIER. Keep planning and I guarantee you'll find more success than if you didn't plan. Or as some people around here like to say - if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:20 AM   #333
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Amanda - I hope you're not tiring of this and don't mind another note from a 'gushing fan'. I'm 20 years older than you, and I've decided you're going to be my role model

I think it's wonderfully romantic that you and Sarah took this journey together, even before being married. Moving forward together on something that changes your day, every day - what a wonderful commitment to eachother!

Your story truly shows that changing our way of eating doesn't mean isolation from the so-called real world. You're integrated into your milieu, still entertain but with healthier dishes (I bet guests ask for recipies!), are determined enough that injury didn't stop you in your tracks. It's all so REAL that I can wholeheartedly relate to it.

Many thanks for putting yourself out there and taking the time to share such a well thought out story of your progress. (standing o!)
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:04 PM   #334
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Is there a link to your women's health article? This is SO SO inspiring!!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:16 AM   #335
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wow, all these years later and you still get replies You're such an inspiration and you may have just kicked me into gear. thank you, thank you!
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:11 AM   #336
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The good and the bad... This is a beautiful story.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:21 PM   #337
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You guys are all so kind.

The Women's World issue was the Oct 31, 2007 edition. I have a copy around here somewhere, but I don't think you can see it online.

And no, I'm not sick of it. It's really nice to know that I can help people!
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:26 PM   #338
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What a great story/life! You are such an inspiration! Thank you
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:34 AM   #339
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Sillyfilly - awww, thank you! Congrats on your losses so far...keep going!
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:49 AM   #340
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What a great story! It just goes to show how much you can do if you put your mind to it.
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:25 PM   #341
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great job
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:35 AM   #342
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I love your story! You have been a motivation to more people then you will ever know by sharing.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:51 PM   #343
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I enjoyed reading your story, Amanda. It's very motivational.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:11 PM   #344
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Wow! So many posts since I was last here:

Gale - putting your mind to it is SO IMPORTANT! 3FC was a big help in this as well.

Raspberry - Thank you!

Babble - 3 years in and "inspiration" is still totally strange for me! But I'm glad to help anyone I can, however I can.

Kellbell - Again, even though it's weird, I'm so glad to be of whatever help I can. 3FC helped me so much, I could be here helping folks out forever and still not pay back the debt I feel to this place.

Theox - Thank you!
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No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:03 AM   #345
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Bookmarked!

I'm so glad I joined this website. Wow...
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