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Old 07-14-2008, 05:11 PM   #1  
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I found this website last night after clicking on a 3FC ticker on another forum.
A little about me;
I'm a mom to 5, our eldest is 13 and our youngest is 4weeks old. I'm British but I've been living in Texas for 2yrs. I used to be a healthy 140lbs before having children and have never lost the babyweight I gain in each pregnancy, so I've been yo-yo dieting and getting progressively fatter for 14yrs.

I reached my heaviest last August and weighed 322lbs then I became pregnant in September and expected the vicious circle to carry on. Instead I ate fairly healthy throughout the pregnancy and weighed 316lbs 2days before I gave birth (so I actually managed to lose during the pregnancy, my daughter was still nearly 8lbs so it didn't affect her.) I weighed 303lbs when I came out of hospital and in the last 3weeks I've gone from 303lbs down to 284lbs (combination of eating healthy and running around after the children.)

I am fed up of being so big so I am going to try to do something about it. I'm 32 and don't want to lose my 30's to being big, like I lost my 20's. It's hard to admit to a bunch of strangers how big I am but I'm hoping there will be less of me as I get to know everyone.

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Old 07-14-2008, 06:49 PM   #2  
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Hello....
Welcome....I am fairly new myself. I have found lots of nifty topics and loads of information.

Wishing you a successful journey.....
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:30 PM   #3  
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Hi there, you are not alone here, lots of support and help to be found!

Keep up the good work you've already begun!
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:45 PM   #4  
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Hi There!

From one newbie to another, welcome! We'll join in together, get to know each other, and kick this weight to the curb! God Bless Ya!

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Old 07-14-2008, 10:58 PM   #5  
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Admitting where you've started from isn't such a bad thing. I mean, we are strangers, so why not? Hope you join in one of the weekly threads and let us get to know you better.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:19 AM   #6  
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WELCOME to all of you! This is an awesome source of support and inspiration. The weekly threads move quickly, but we'd love to see you all there!
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:03 AM   #7  
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HI and welcome!! We all started out as strangers and now have made wonderful friendships and gotten wonderful support. Please feel free to join the weekly thread..
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:32 PM   #8  
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to 3fc and especially to the 300+club. On the site you will find a host of information plus heaps of recipes if your looking for some ideas of low calorie meals.

Keep up the good work that you have done so far and good luck for the future.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:41 PM   #9  
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Welcome Faith In Me! Like others have said- you'll find TONS of help here

Best wishes for you!!
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:20 AM   #10  
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Hello!

I'm another Brit, though I'm in Finland. Originally from Blackpool for all my sins!

Don't feel bad about your starting weight, whats important is that you're doing something about it!
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:56 PM   #11  
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Hi Faith in Me -- I feel the same way, about losing my 20's to weight. I think that is what my motivation might be. I don't want to lose any more of my life to something I TRULY feel like I can change. I just need to keep believing and doing the best I can (with as few "but"s as possible). And keeping to small goals, because I also have a huge amount to lose. So I am focusing at getting to 299. This place is great for motivation and support, I'm here every day reading other people's successes to keep motivation. Good luck!!!!
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:37 AM   #12  
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I love your name! Welcome aboard.

Congratulations on what you've done so far. This is such a great group of folks. I love being here.

Here's wishing you continued success.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:56 AM   #13  
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I've been yoyo-ing again for a few weeks. We went to Dallas in August so we basically lived on fast food for 5days and we've just come back from a weekend in Kansas where I made lots of bad food choices (mostly snacking when we drove).

I've put on 10lbs since the beginning of August so I'm back and determined to not start the whole yoyo-ing thing again. I'm up to 294lbs but its still better than the 322lbs I started at.

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Old 09-08-2008, 08:20 AM   #14  
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Faith -- you CAN do it. Seriously, throw out all the "bad" food at home and stock up on healthy foods! It's a new day, a new week, and time to plan for success!
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:47 AM   #15  
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Welcome to the group!!! You will find lots of support here. We have an exercise thread...its neat once you start even if your goal is small to see the progress...stick with it...it will happen!
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