Thread Tools
Old 08-03-2006, 08:30 PM   #1  
Thread Starter
mama730's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 15

S/C/G: 212/209/145

Height: 5'3

Smile New here

Hi all! I'm Brooke, from Ohio. I'm 22 years old, but I'll be 23 next Friday (Aug 11th). I've read this site off and on for quite some time, but I'm finally ready to begin my weightloss journey (for ME). I'm a single mom to a little girl, Keira, who just turned 4. I'm a full-time college student getting my bachelor's in criminal justice (I already have an associate's).

I've been a bit overweight for about ten years now. When my parents got divorced, I began eating food for comfort/enjoyment rather than just being hungry. I hovered in the 140s in high school (I'm 5'3). I got pregnant about 5 1/2 months after graduation and gained 16 pounds. (I lost 14 my first few months, then gained that back plus the 16). I lost it all after I had her, and was in my normal 140s range. It stayed that way for about 2 years. Around age 21, I gained about 20 pouns and was in the 160s range. Then, in the past year, I've gained over 40 pounds. Mainly from constantly eating, being depressed over being single, and being sedentary.

So, once again, I'm starting a weight loss journey. Hopefully this is my last "start". My plan is to cut out unnecessary things (stop drinking so much soda); exercise (I have some workout DVDs and I also have a treadmill); eat more fruits and veggies; control my portion sizes; drink more water. That's all I've thought of so far, but it's a start! I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone on here.
mama730 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2006, 08:32 PM   #2  
Lose that Baby Weight!
Stephanie Osborne's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,403

S/C/G: 172/154/125

Height: 5'2


Hey Brooke - Welcome, I think you will really love it here. These girls are a great group and there is always someone here when you need them...with the perfect answer to what ails ya!
Stephanie Osborne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 01:31 AM   #3  
fat fighter
Daisy Boo's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 822

Height: 173cm


hi brooke and

sounds like you have been super busy over the past few years and i am glad you are going to start focussing on what you need.

you have a great plan by the sound of it. be sure to join in on our fitness challenge. i found it a great motivator to get off my butt and exercise when i first started this journey (for the umpteenth time )

be sure to join us on the weekly chat - the ladies are always up for giving advice on any topic. its a great community.
Daisy Boo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 02:35 AM   #4  
Melting Butter
healthyme05's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 395


healthyme05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 04:54 PM   #5  
Senior Member
Jessie_777's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Washington State
Posts: 330

S/C/G: 260/209/150

Height: 5'6"


You're off to a great start!
Jessie_777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 04:57 PM   #6  
Staying Positive!
rkrs6673's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Missouri
Posts: 312

S/C/G: 398/258/199

Height: 5'3"


Hello and welcome! You will really love the support here. I feel like I say this over and over to people but wait and see everyone is so going to cheer you on to your goal! Looks like you have already shed some weight. Congrats
rkrs6673 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2006, 10:50 PM   #7  
amb_lyn's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 554

S/C/G: 180/165/130


Welcome Brooke!! You'll find some great support & advice here!
amb_lyn is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:52 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.