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Postby Lateralus » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:00 pm

Hi girls and boys!

My name is Lauren, I’ve just turned 25 and I’m a full time uni student and carer. I began my course (occupational therapy) in 04 and although I loved it immediately, it was a massive change of lifestyle for me as I also quit my full time job, moved out of home and in with a new boyfriend, and had little money for proper food or time and energy to exercise as I was always either studying/at uni/working 30 hours a week. I was unhappy in my old job so the change was just what I needed, but all the other influencing factors made my weight skyrocket. I’m 163cm and used to be a 55kg gymnast and sport aerobic champion. At my heaviest I was 76kg, I’m now 71ish after just being in a wedding. The wedding was fantastic but the pix prove that I’m still not comfortable with myself – socially, mentally, physically etc. I’ve been a guest on this site for a couple weeks and it seems like a fantastic, supportive, inspirational, positive community, one that I think I’ll benefit from and might help distract me when I crave junk food or chocolate. I ride my bike to the all-chicks gym and cook more healthy food with my boy. It’s all good, but I just need to keep going!

Looking forward to chatting and swapping stories with everyone.

Loz xo
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Postby lng86 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:07 pm

Welcome to the forum!

If you need any help, yell out.

Best wishes,
(Another) Lauren.
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Postby Luna » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:52 pm

Hi and welcome! This forum is great and I'm sure you will get lots of inspiration here. :)
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:06 pm

Hi Lauren and welcome to the forum! Sounds like you've made some positive changes already so well done for those!
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
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Postby KimE » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:08 pm

Hi Lauren and welcome to the forum.

Lateralus, not a Tool fan by any chance are you?

All the best on your journey. :D
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:28 pm

hey loz

welcome to the group :)

Best wishes for your weightloss journey :)

Sing out if you need anything :)
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Postby Mandie » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:31 pm

welcome to the forum :) looking forward to seeing your progress!
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Postby milkyway » Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:57 am

Welcome to the forum Lauren. Sounds like we share similar stories :)

All the best for your weightloss goals and I look forward to reading about your progress.
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
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Postby electrongirl » Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:10 am

KimE wrote:Hi Lauren and welcome to the forum.

Lateralus, not a Tool fan by any chance are you?

All the best on your journey. :D

I was thinking the same thing, I LOVE Tool.

And welcome Lauren!!

Everyone here is so friendly and supportive!
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Postby Lateralus » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:05 pm

Spanks everyone for making me feel so welcome. It's good to know that lots of other people identify with your story. And now I know some peeps on here are Tool fans, this forum just went up a few notches in my book!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Loz xo
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:07 pm

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Postby Sas » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:24 pm

Welcome Loz!

Good luck with your weight loss journey :)
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