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Old 11-28-2005, 11:46 PM   #1  
I'll call him Con Queso!!
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Hi all! I'm Mel, I'm 23 from WI. I've battled "the bulge" for years and years.
I was addicted to diet pills for 3-4 years and got down to a shocking 115lbs.
I was very sickly and my hair was falling out. I had terrible insomnia and got to a point where I took 8-10 diet pills per day, drank only water and ate maybe once a day. This way before effedra was taken off the market, so I was taking Metabolife w/effedra. A lot of people were very worried about me,but some just kept telling how great I looked, which only encouraged me. I also (hate to admit this, but may as well let it all out there) was a VERY heavy drinker for about a year. I went to the bar 7 days a week, from 7 or 8 at night until 2am. That was when I began gaining the weight back.
I met my wonderful hubby and moved to Arizona to be with him, where I didn't know anyone at all. I stopped drinking b/c I didn't have anyone to do it with, but began substituting food instead.
We moved to WI in Sept of 04 b/c I missed my family and friends. We were married on Dec 3rd (were supposed to wed in April, but found out I was pregnant) and my wonderful son was born on 6-22-05.
He has really changed my life and made me want to be that fun, healthy mom who can say "do as I do" instead of do as I say and not as I do. I am already strict about him only eating the friuts and veggies (why do they make desserts for babies anyway?)
So, that's me in a really big nut shell.
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Old 11-29-2005, 02:03 AM   #2  
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Sounds like you've struggled through a lot. I'm glad you made your way to 3FC!! Congrats on the darling baby boy He's adorable!!!

There is a great group of ladies on this forum I'm sure you'll find the support you need. I suggest posting in the introductions section. It is a good starter.

Hope to see you around the boards often!!!
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:17 AM   #3  
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:46 AM   #4  
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:10 AM   #5  
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Hi Mel, glad you found your way here! I'm new myself, but all the ladies on the site seem really friendly and supportive.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:20 PM   #6  
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:25 PM   #7  
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Glad you are here. You sure have one cute little guy!
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