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Old 10-06-2008, 12:20 AM   #1  
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hi all!
This is my first time trying to lose weight with on-line support. This is actually my first time trying to lose weight in general. Right now I weight 240 lbs (I'm 5'4") Two years ago I weighed 140 lbs. I visited my doctor for the first time since high school recently. She took some tests and basically told me I would die of a heart attack at 40 if I didn't change my life!

I think what happened is that I got an job that a.) pays pretty well and b.) combines office work and field work c.) has long hours. I'm also just started a graduate program. before this, I worked in a warehouse and was in good shape. now, when I'm not sitting in front of a computer, I'm on the road eating fast food. Or my husband and I go out to eat in this great foodie city (NYC). We never seem to have time to have a healthy dinner at home together anymore.

The more (unhealthy) I eat, the worse I feel, and the worse I feel, the more I want to eat. I feel trapped in a vicious cycle. But since the wake up call from my doctor, I'm really going to take a shot at getting healthy, looking good and feeling good again.

What I worry about most is going to the gym for the first time (which I have free use of at school) and looking and feeling like a fat idiot that can barely walk half a mile without turning bright red and sweating! People aren't very nice to overweight people, especially undergrads on a college campus! If anyone has any tips on how to get started, and can empathize with my fears, please feel free to respond!

Thanks for this site and I hope to get to my goal by one year from now! Thanks,
Nods

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Old 10-06-2008, 12:35 AM   #2  
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:44 AM   #3  
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Hey Nods!

You may want to visit our 100 lb club, for those losing or who have lost 100 lbs or more. It is a GREAT group, so please check it out! We also have groups by age range, and by eating plan. Look around and find a spot or several, then jump on in.

I'm glad you've found us! Stick around and keep posting.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:46 AM   #4  
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welcome,Please don't let what you think others are thinking keep you from doing what you need to do. one year from now you could be one of the skinny ones helping someone else out at that very gym or you could be sitting here on-line wondering what you could do to lose 120 lbs "Being fat is hard, Losing weight is hard, Choose your hard... Also I am so glad you are doing this while you are young ..
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