Hi! I'm Ellie and I am looking forward to making new friends here on "3 fat chicks"! I started losing weight without trying in 2008, but didn't realize that it was due to my gallbladder that had to be removed in 2009. Due to that, I had lost around 40 pounds and didn't want to stop! This year, however, has been difficult, as I haven't lost any real weight, but haven't gained any, either. I thought that perhaps it would help if I could join a group of like-minded folks toiling through the same issues. So, hello to all!