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Old 11-10-2004, 10:00 AM   #166  
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Hi everyone!

I'm new here, and thought I'd introduce myself.

I'm 19, living in Bristol in the UK at the moment. I've always been a bit on the large side, but over the last year my weight's completely skyrocketed, to the point that none of my clothes fit, and I don't feel like myself anymore.

I started trying to eat healthily in July, without counting any calories, just eating sensible foods, and so far I've lost 15lbs, which I'm really pleased with, but there's still more to go.

The biggest problem I have is that my housemates are complete fast food junkies, so while I'm eating a salad, or some fruit, they're tucking into pizza, burgers, and lots of other tempting foods. It does get really difficult to stick to eating what's right.

My aim is to lose the rest of the weight before Easter, when I go on holiday to California, because I'm not sure if I can face sitting on a beach in a swimming costume at the moment

Anyway, it's nice to meet you all!! Hopefully I'll be seeing a lot more of you!
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:50 AM   #167  
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Hi Lola welcome to the forum.
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:59 AM   #168  
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Hi Lola, you can do it.... pop into the other threads for a natter about anything anytime. And tell your junk food buds that they'll regret it later in life....
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Old 11-16-2004, 08:22 AM   #169  
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Hi everyone,

I'm another newbie. I'm a 26 year old mum of two from Beds.

I joined SW in July and lost just over a stone but I couldn't afford to continue so I gave up. Since I left in Sept I've put about 4lbs back on so I've decided today to try again on my own, I'm going to try to follow the SW plan as best I can without the classes/website.

I know a way to roughly work out syn values so hopefully I'll manage it that side of things but I really will miss the support which is why I've joined here.

Maybe I'm nuts deciding to try to lose this close to Christmas but if I wait I'm sure a few more lbs will have crept on.

Thanks for reading this.

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Old 11-22-2004, 02:35 AM   #170  
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My name is Nikki and I'm 25 years old. I'm from St. johns, Newfoundland. The little island on the eastern end of Canada. I'm not married, but I'm happly living in sin with my boyfriend. lol. I have always struggled with my weight.......always up and down on the scale. To my dismay however, for a very long time, it has been all up - no down. I am 5'1 and currently weigh about 190. I say "about" because I haven't been able to bring myself to step on the scale for some time. I have an otherwise wonderful life. I fell in love with my bestfreind, I am satisfied with my career (Interier decorating), I have a great realationship with my parents, and am very close with my sister, I have the best friends ever.......but I'm so self concious about my wieght that there's always this black cloud hanging over my head. This problem is far beyond vanity, where I admit, it first started. I'm so unhappy now, that it's having a negative effect on my interactions with the people I love. I'm looking for support and guidance from someone who shares my pain. Please help!

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Old 11-22-2004, 08:35 AM   #171  
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Welcome Beth and Nikki
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:26 PM   #172  
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Hi! I'm 27 and have just started a whole new career after spending 4 years getting my MSc and Phd only to realise that I don't want to be a lecturer! It was a traumatic decision but the right one - now I have a job I enjoy, although it's intense. I just have to get rid of years' worth of maltesers from being so unhappy and shed the eating when sad/bored/depressed habit! It's such a hard one to shift.... I am in a happy relationship - no kids or pets - I'm in no way prepared for the responsibility yet. I feel like I'm only just waking up after years of drifting about not taking much responsibility for things. I even kill plants! One day I hope to have a small farm with some pigs. One day - lots to do in the cities first!
I lost a lot of weight at 18 before university, but it's crept back on and over the last 6 months I've put on a further 28lb which is terrifying. I'm hoping to get back on track now. I've even started jogging and for the first time in my life I actually like it - although it's embrassing how truly bad I am!
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Old 12-06-2004, 04:52 PM   #173  
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i here ya on the losing before uni i'm off next september as a mature (old) student lol i'm 23 very very soon so i'll be old when i get my BA i have it all planned out hope it works out though my aim is to be a pro rugby coach and i'm off to study sports science and coaching next year with the intention of going to Msc in sports science and then phd in motor neurology and skill aquisition. but hey i got about 10 years yet lol so i'm just gonna chill. but i do wanna be looking good before uni cos well lots of single ladies there
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:10 AM   #174  
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I met my hubby at college (Polytechnic as was), he'd been off backpacking after school and was a mature student. That was -well, half a lifetime away, I feel so old!!!!!
Motor neurology? I only have half a clue as to what that is. Doing Tai Chi I'm very interested in the way the body moves, particularly how muscles work. My teacher has recently been involved in some research in stretching muscle, sounds weird, but v. interesting, as that is what we use to throw people, rather than contraction .
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Old 12-07-2004, 04:59 PM   #175  
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well i'm more interested in the skill aquisition side as my hobby is coaching rugby i really want to be a pro coach working at the highest levels with the best in the world and i want to make the best better
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:05 AM   #176  
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Hi, I joined 3fc a while ago (lasted about an afternoon), but I've started trying to lose weight again and have been lurking here for about a week. I figured this would be as good a place as any to de-lurk.

My name's Frances and I'm twenty. I'm a second year at university in Norwich and but live the rest of the time in Leicester, with mum, dad and big bro (who got super-fit in his last year at uni, no pressure ).

I lost weight successfully about 5 years ago (lowest was 8st12 from 11st3) and then spent the next few years gaining it all back and then some. I was, up until about two and a half months ago, in denial. I got a kick up the bum when I saw a picture on my housemate's desk and thought who's that fat girl... yeah, you know what's coming. I then recognised the lake on campus, the other guy in the photo and, oh yeah, my t-shirt. Now have said photo stuck in the front of my food journal, never to be seen by anyone ever again, ever.

So after that I took several deep breaths and stepped on the scales. 12 st!!!! I have quite broad shoulders and an athletic physique so i can carry some extra weight but not that much, I'm only 5'3!

The rest is, as they say, history. I'm doing ok. Had a blip a few weeks ago when I went to Venice (italian wine, icecream, pizza, it was gonna happen) but apart from that it's been pretty steady. I read something in a journal here a while ago that I've been trying to keep in mind, something like 'everything that isn't a gain is a positive result'. I'm now trying to do this with maintenance in mind, so slow and steady is good.

Anyway, I think I've whittered on for long enough. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.

Frances xxx

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Old 12-09-2004, 10:21 AM   #177  
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Welcome back Frances
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Hi Frances, stop lurking and come join us for a good natter in the threads....I'm right jealous that you're in Norwich, I've not been there in over 8 years and it's near where I'm from....feeling homesick now...
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Old 12-09-2004, 06:55 PM   #179  
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Thanks for the welcome, ladies. I'll do my best to get out the habit of lurking and start to join in some more.

Chris, don't feel too jealous. Term finishes tomorrow so I'm off back to sunny leicester. God knows what that's gonna do to my diet. I've got into the habit of sorting myself out food-wise.

Norfolk's a great place though. Nowhere quite like it. Nicest people in the world

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Old 12-09-2004, 07:08 PM   #180  
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hello a fellow young person i'm only 22 but i'm 18st at 6'0 and i carry it very well lol which is good and bad good cos i don't look hugely fat and bad cos i dont' look hugely fat and there is less insentive to lose more
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