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Old 03-24-2008, 12:07 PM   #1  
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I'm happy to have found this board, now only to find the confidence to become a regular here! I haven't read a whole lot here, but have read enough that I know that I fit in here. I'm a 31 year old SAH/homeschooling/M (stay at home/homeschooling/mom). I have hit my highest ever weight recently 263, and am ready to get it all off! What really kicked me in the butt and said you have to do this was a comment by my 9 year old son while watching a comercial on tv.. a comercial for Lap-band. "Mom, that's what you need!!" I wanted to bawl my eyes out then and there! Then a few days later my hubby sweetly says honey what about getting one of those surgeries. He loves me with all of his heart, and I know he does. He never makes comments that I'm fat. He never acts like he isn't attracted to me. He supports me in everything I do.. even eating a huge bowl of ice cream at 9:30 while watching "The Biggest Loser" on TV! He also supports me in trying to get the weight off.. so now the challenge begins.

My goal weight is 130 pounds, that is the lowest I can remember weighing since middle school. I am counting calories and doing it on my own. I am not good at sticking to anything I start, but am very committed to losing this weight!

Anyway, I'm happy to have found you all, and look forward to meeting you all!
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:12 PM   #3  
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Being committed is what you need to be, indeed! Have you thought about how you'd like to go about doing this? Eating? Exercising? Let us know! Or have a look under Diet Central for a few ideas of what other people are using. (BTW, there is even a Weight Loss Surgery area, and everyone there will tell you that it's not as simple as just having surgery. It's a tool that they are working with, but it's not for everyone. They're a very friendly bunch if you'd like to talk to them!) You may also enjoy the 30-somethings for those closer to your age.

Whatever you decide, know that you can do this! Stick around & continue posting

Best of success!!!!
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #4  
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Hi there &

Being committed is what you need to be, indeed! Have you thought about how you'd like to go about doing this? Eating? Exercising? Let us know! Or have a look under Diet Central for a few ideas of what other people are using. (BTW, there is even a Weight Loss Surgery area, and everyone there will tell you that it's not as simple as just having surgery. It's a tool that they are working with, but it's not for everyone. They're a very friendly bunch if you'd like to talk to them!) You may also enjoy the 30-somethings for those closer to your age.

Whatever you decide, know that you can do this! Stick around & continue posting

Best of success!!!!
First of all, thanks for the warm welcome both of you!

My plan of attack is to eat smarter. I'm watching calories very close, keeping track on fitday. I have learned in the past that the only time I see loss is if I stay around 1,000 calories or so a day, so that is my daily goal. I have switched to eating fruit and veggies for snacks instead of cookies and cupcakes, and started choosing lean meat instead of the fattier cuts I usually devoured. Portion control has become a big issue for me, so I'm weighing (gotta love having a postal scale lol) and measuring everything. I'm also adding in some exercise videos, trying to reach a goal of one a day, possibly 2 a day split up.

I have been roaming around the board and am totally in love! The support here is amazing!!!!
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Since you'd like to count calories, you may want to post in the Calorie Counters area They'd love to welcome you I'm sure.

But, I do want to point out, for your own safety, that generally anything under 1,200 calories a day is considered VERY low, and is usually supervised by a doctor. You may want to consider starting higher, it could be that in the past your body wasn't seeing enough food, and therefore wasn't losing any weight.
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