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Old 11-12-2007, 09:21 PM   #16  
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Congrats, Mel! You are proof positive that it IS possible to keep off the weight. You (and many of the others at 3FC: Meg, Robin, Glory, et al) are my role model!!!
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:11 AM   #17  
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Mel what a marvelous achievement. Thank you for not keeping it to yourself but sharing it with the rest of us here at 3FC.



I remember the first time you responded to a post of mine I was so giddy that a woman of your stature, long standing, and physical awareness, would deem me a newb who hadn't even lifted her first pound... You were instantly transformed into my Goddess of Grunt! I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for you and the rest of the Maintainer's here.

From the bottom of my heart... Thank You! Thank you for being here for us!

Here's to 6 more years!
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:18 AM   #18  
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The Goddess of Grunt! Mel has a new name!!! (and we're not going to let her forget it)
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:25 AM   #19  
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Yikes! Goddess of Grunt? You must workout when I do... I've discovered that I really shouldn't use an ipod and lift heavy because I can't hear the obnoxious sounds that I make

Thank you all!
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:30 AM   #20  
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WOW! 6 years? CONGRATULATIONS!!!

This is VERY inspiring to know that it IS possible to keep all the weight off and stay fit. You are my new weight loss hero

Out of curiousity, how much weight DID you lose, anyway?

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Old 11-13-2007, 07:42 AM   #21  
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Congratulations Mel

Goddess of Grunt, I like that!
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:35 AM   #22  
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Congratulations Mel!!! You are always inspiring. Thank you for the never-ending support and encouragement you give to myself and everyone else here.

And I must admit that I lurk over in the former "Ladies who lift" section of the site, and I do believe "The Goddess of Grunt" is a fitting nickname. Maybe you should add it to your newly changed signature!
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:47 AM   #23  
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That is great! Congrats!
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:27 PM   #24  
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Mel - 6 years of mind and muscle power is awesome. Congrats.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:31 PM   #25  
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Shane- I lost about 65 pounds. I never weighed myself at the very start because it felt too dreadful, so I'll never know for sure. I also have NO before pictures...the typical "here I am at the start of a diet" kind. If I couldn't face the scale, I certainly wasn't about to stand in front of a camera!

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Old 11-14-2007, 07:58 AM   #26  
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65 pounds? WOW! You made it sound like you didn't lose that much... 65 pounds is A LOT of weight! That's AMAZING that you have kept it off for 6 years. Don't undermine your accomplishmentS

****, I think my 40 pounds is a decent amount. People seem floored to hear about anyone losing more than 20 or 30
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:28 PM   #27  
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Whoops, I thought I had responded here, but I see I haven't. Just want to add my congratulations to 6 years of maintenance, Mel!
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:10 PM   #28  
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Mel, I just found this thread while picking thru threads tonite.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You have been one of the constant faces in my personal quest - I thank you for every encouraging word and not-so-subtle educational moments too (thwonk!) I'll never forget the "I'm working my major muscles groups post" when I was new, to which you quickly let me know quite kindly that I had left out about 25% of them!! LOL

THANK YOU for your consistent presence on our forums! 3 cheers for the GOG!!
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