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Old 11-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #1  
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Well I'm here. And I'm serious this time. I'm going to do everything in my power to lose 50 pounds in 50 weeks.

Some facts about me:

I'm turning 40 in 2 weeks.
Two kids delivered by c-section makes for a flabby belly.
I am pear shaped and carry most weight in my hips, thighs and calves.
I crave sweets a lot.
I'm really embarrassed by how I look.

Some positive things:

I don't have even one excuse not to do it.
I'm working out 6 days a week right now, 2 with a personal trainer.
3 weeks ago I gave up coffee and Coke Zero (it's like giving up crack)
I plan to eat more plant based proteins and limit meat consumption.
My husband said if I lost 40 pounds he would take me to Paris (I'm down 10)

Oh and my name isn't really Betty.

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Old 11-11-2012, 04:40 PM   #2  
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Hi Betty! Or whoever you are

I love your attitude! It sounds like you've given this a lot of thought and have a solid plan in place. I hope we can be of help

We have a Vegetarian Chicks forum at http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/vegetarian-chicks-121/ which might give you some ideas for plant based meals.

Good luck! I'm looking forward to seeing your pics from Paris
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:36 PM   #3  
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Wow Paris has got to be a great motivator! I'm with ya on the coffee and Coke Zero, I have now gone 2 weeks without my pepsi max :'(. I've switched to green tea and just plain o water. It sounds like you're on the right track to get that 50lbs off, good luck, and enjoy Paris
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #4  
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #5  
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Good luck and welcome! You can do it!
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #6  
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Hi not-Betty! Welcome to 3FC. Paris is an awesome motivator... can we come too?
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Hi Betty. I am just finally getting serious too. I can give up the sweets but having a hard time giving up cf diet coke. Cf and diet...why bother right but it is like a drug to me.good luck
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Welcome, Betty Jewel! Paris sounds lovely, and with that weight loss will come a wonderful shopping spree for the cutest dresses for the trip!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #9  
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Hi Betty Jewel- sounds like you have put in place a well thought out plan.
You got a wonderful incentive for reaching goal an awesome trip!
Your DH sounds like a great support system.
good luck on your journey to realizing your Goal!!
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