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Old 08-12-2013, 10:04 AM   #1  
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Hi my name is Quanza, I am 22, going to be 23 next month, and I honestly wish I could say my weight has been a struggle for me in the past. Unfortunately, I am from a family that not only supports being overweight or “healthy as they would say it, but they actually frown upon those who don’t “have meat on their bones”.
Growing up, it was never an issue of my size, I had great friends, never was bullied, and a loving family. Since I've gotten older, I've watch obesity attack the members of my family in the form of diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, you name it, and my family has it. I have sat down and looked at pictures of myself as a child and I must say, I am shocked that my family condoned this pattern.
I’ve decided to take on the role of breaking this chain and making sure I am not a victim of obesity. I am currently 5’0 and 250lbs. My goal weight is 170-180lbs, which I know is still above my healthy BMI, but it’s a start for me and I figured if I can lose 70-80lbs, I can accomplish anything!
I am really looking forward to meeting great new people. I want to support others as well as have the support of others to get through this.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:26 AM   #2  
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Welcome Quanza!!
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:02 AM   #3  
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Good for you in taking the first step to break the cycle. Hopefully when you start to drop the pounds you're family will follow your example
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I really hope so Snoooze.
Thank you Joy!! I saw you were new to the site as well, so Welcome also!
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Welcome to the site, Quanza! It's great that you're taking this essential first step to break the cycle! It's true, you may even be an inspiration to your loved ones when they see what your hard work will be able to accomplish!
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Welcome to the site, Quanza! It's great that you're taking this essential first step to break the cycle! It's true, you may even be an inspiration to your loved ones when they see what your hard work will be able to accomplish!
Thank you, I appreciate that. Hopefully we all can benefit.
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Welcome to the forum and good luck on your goals. You are amongst great people here and inspiration comes in droves.Have a beautiful day.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:56 PM   #10  
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Welcome Quanza! I hope this will be a successful experience for you. And we'll be here for the good and bad times because we will support you in any which way we can. You'll be where you want to be in no time at all. What have you got to lose? Well weight of course!!!
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Welcome Quanza! I hope this will be a successful experience for you. And we'll be here for the good and bad times because we will support you in any which way we can. You'll be where you want to be in no time at all. What have you got to lose? Well weight of course!!!
The best encouragement thus far!! Thank you
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Hi Quanza, welcome! Great goal!
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #13  
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Welcome and good luck on your journey!!
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