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Old 02-16-2013, 01:48 AM   #1  
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Hi Everyone

I found this website a week ago when I got motivated and decided to do something serious about my weight. I have loved read about people's success stories and finding the answers to my questions. So thank you to all of you for sharing your journeys with people like me. Now I hope to add my success story over the next few months.

My name's Machelle and I'm 27. I always been the chubby friend ever since I was a teenager but my weight never really bothered my until the last year or two.
I've always been an stress/emotional eater and the last couple of years have been a real rollercoaster for me. I had two kids, married into a very dysfunctional family and hardest of all, fought for my 15 month old daughter as she battled cancer and lost an eye. As a result, I ballooned to my highest weight of 209 pounds. I've found myself avoiding photos with my kids, avoiding socialising and I'm running out of wearable clothes because I refuse to go shopping for new ones because I don't want to be faced with my size.

So, a week ago, I started a new diet calorie counting and my goal is to be at 145 lbs by Christmas. My husband, kids and I are going to spend a week at the beach and I want to buy a new swimsuit and feel comfortable in it when we are playing on the beach together.

It's an ambitious goal, but I'm finding it reasonably easy at the moment. My motivation is really strong and dh has joined me on a diet and is a great support. My first week I've dropped 5 pounds, but I'm aware this will be mostly water weight.

So here we go...
Thanks for reading and I look forward to joining you guys on 3FC

Machelle
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:34 AM   #2  
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Hello and I am so sorry about your daughter and pray she is doing better now.

I wish you all the best on your weight loss journey.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #3  
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #4  
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Welcome and good luck on your journey!
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:47 PM   #5  
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Hi Everybody

Thanks for being so welcoming and Thanks for your good thoughts Misti. She is doing wonderfully and life is returning to normality for us which is why I'm tackling my weight now.

Time for my morning shake and head first into another day

Machelle <-- need one of these with a weightloss shake instead of a coffee lol
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:27 PM   #6  
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Hi Machelle, Well done on getting down to losing the weight.
I am so glad that your daughter is doing well now and I do hope that you will be able to get to your new weight and that new swimsuit!

All the very best to you.
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I am also a new member and I wish u luck on your weight loss journey, and I will be praying for you and your family
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Im a newbie to this site,came here looking for extra support,Seems like a great place so far.I wish you lots of luck!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:52 AM   #9  
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Oh to you all! These wonderful people on this site are so good and encouraging and understanding and helpful and all that (and really nice to boot). It is nice to be a part of a community like this.

Machelle, I amn glad that your daughter is doing better and is safe.

Courage to ignore that bad "little voice" in our heads and to go forward with getting healthier.

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