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Old 09-06-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Red face Hi hi!

Hello everyone! I have lurked on this site here and there. Read up on the different threads in the forum, got information, use others advice, but now I have decided to join in.

I have always been heavier, I am 30 btw, but now I think I have finally figured out how to manage it. In April I was 256. Today, I am 215. I started back in April with walking a mile a few days a week, then just gradually built it up. I am currently going 5-6 miles at least 3 times a week and try to run at least a mile of it. I also just joined a gym and started resistance training and spinning. I will be starting with a small personal training group on Monday and to say that I am nervous about that would be an understatement...what if they make me do pushups?

I have also adjusted my diet. Drinking only water for...I don't know how long now, but this is a major accomplishment for a southern girl that loves sweet tea. I still slip up sometimes and I still am learning and need lots of tips about meal planning and such but I am trying!

I have had people ask me "What brought about this change in you? Why are you doing it?" It makes me laugh and I want to ask them did they not see how I looked 40+ lbs ago?

Anyways...Hi I am happy to be here and I know I will continue to get great advice and information through this forum.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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Hi bizzy! Yay! You are doing so wonderfully! Congrats on the weight loss and the healthier lifestyle! Keep it up!
Slow Carb Diet (*Modified), Re-Started 6/14/16 > ----------Slow Carb Diet (*Modified), Started 5/3/15, Met 1/23/16!

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GOAL: 164 lbs, Normal Weight (BMI)
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your awesome progress so far and welcome to the site! Best of luck with your forward journey!

Reached onederland December 31, 2013!
Became 'overweight' on July 29, 2014!
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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Welcome, you're doing great!

If they make you do push-ups guess what? You'll conquer doing push-ups! And then you'll be here in the forum posting: "I can't believe I can do push-ups now!".

Hang tough, girl, you got this!
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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You are with friends now-- we are all striving to do our best and open our hearts to you!!

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Old 09-09-2013, 10:58 AM   #6
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Thank you all for the warm welcomes! I am excited to continue on the journey and to be able to share it with all of you. I had a bingey weekend and was up to 218 this morning. I start personal training tonight and have spin in the morning. Its on now!
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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Welcome!! You're doing great so far! It's always fun when lurkers finally join in!
I would just like to say that I completely understand your southern girl sweet tea issue. drinking only water has been one of my biggest issues in life these days!!
I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
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