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Postby jess_jess » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:51 pm

hi guys :D
My name is Jessie, Im 23 years old (soon to be 24 in 12 days :) ) and probably like a lot of people i've decided that 2008 is the year I am going to get off my butt - stop complaining about being overweight and actually do something about it!

My weight has flunctuated up and down since i hit puberty, at my smallest i was 56 kg (this was in my teens) and at my heaviest i think I was around 77kg (although i was completely in denial at that time so I dont really know for sure! and this was probably late 2006).
At the moment I weigh 69 kg and as I am only short (157cm) i am about a size 12-14.

2007 was a year of massive change for me - I got out of a 5 relationship with a guy who had over time lowered my self esteem enormously (he actually told me when at one stage he wanted to leave me it was because of the way i looked, when i asked what DID he like about me - personality, character traits etc. he said "Im not good with this stuff i cant think of anything" #$^@#%@&!!)
I decided to go to UNI and study visual art - which is my main passion in life, and i also met my current boyfriend who is amazing in everyway - including the way he makes me feel about myself!. My newfound self esteem helped me shed a bit of weight last year but i still have a way to go.

So hi everyone, I hope to get the chance to share my journey as well as yours. This year WILL be the year i take control of my weight!

jess xx
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Postby Fiona25 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:18 pm

Welcome Jess!

You sound very similar to me with weight fluctuations! My heaviest was 76kgs (well, heaviest recorded) and I think in my teens I was around 55kgs as well. I used to go up and down a lot but stayed on track and stable for a few years until now.

But enough about me :oops:

I hope 2008 is GREAT year for you! I'm sure you'll get to goal weight in no time with good eating, exercise and plenty of support from all of us here :D
Saying goodbye to calorie counting AND scales for a while.

Just enjoying the new and improved healthy me and embracing my new lifestyle!
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Postby soon2bayummymummy » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:10 pm

Goodluck, im sure u'll look great when u get to your goal weight and u'll be able to say by the end of the yr 2008 was my yr.
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Postby oostevens » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:45 pm

hooray for ditching the old boy and gaining an amazing MAN!

also congrats for deciding to take this year under your wing and look after it :)

like you i have about 11kgs to lose as well.

I am taller though hehe

Thats also great about you having a passion and that you are able to study it :) i envy that.

I know you will do well this year, as every has been saying 2008 is gunna be great!
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YOU CAN DOOO IT!!!!!

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[Second goal: to reach 75kgs]

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Postby ranger 2 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:04 pm

Welcome Jess,

Hope things go well on your weightloss journey.

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Postby jess_jess » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:07 pm

thanks so much for your welcoming posts guys :)
feels great to know your not alone in the weightloss struggle!

*rachel - maybe we can keep each other up to date with our 11 kg goal! i dont know about you but I am definately one who needs a little bit of positive reinforcement at times!
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Postby oostevens » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:27 pm

[*RACHEL*]

YOU CAN DOOO IT!!!!!

[First goal: to reach 80kgs]
[Second goal: to reach 75kgs]

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Postby jess_jess » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:36 pm

rachel im primarily a painter - it is actually my full time occupation ( i am also a trained make-up artist) I have a website http://www.artbyjessie.com if you wanna check out my stuff :)
looking forward to chatting more!
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Postby oostevens » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:43 pm

ooh wow :) i am quite bad at art ha ha always have been.

but you are great!!!
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Postby jess_jess » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:52 pm

the thing about art is that anyone can be good at it - its a matter of personal taste :) - I wish i could do those splatter paintings and ask thousands of dollars for them.. however i'd be sitting there trying to place each splatter perfectly and it would take me a week to paint haha. And thankyou!
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Postby Fletch » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:41 am

Welcome Jess!
All the very best for your weight loss journey :)
Fletch ~ breastfeeding my 7mo baby boy ~ loving my 2yo boy!
- on a weight loss journey to be a better me!

~ Height: 165cm ~ SW: 80.1kgs ~ CW: 66.3kgs ~ GW: 60kgs ~ Pre-PG: 64kgs ~

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Postby KimE » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:30 pm

Hi Jessie welcome aboard. :D
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Postby milkyway » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:20 pm

Hi Jess and welcome to the forum :)
2008 is going to be a great year. I look forward to hearing about your progress.
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
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Postby GoddessInside » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:41 pm

Hi Jess !

Congratulations on making 2008 The Year of Jess ! You will find that everything will no doubtedly fall into place :)

Looking forward to sharing your journey !!
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Postby Misstoodles » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:00 pm

Ahh yes :( I know that sort of boyfriend all too well. What he didn't realise in his quest to make me feel responsible for his actions was that he gave me the fire in my belly to lose the weight :D I'm glad you're getting your self esteem back and I'm glad you're in a healthy relationship now! It makes all the difference to how you feel about everything.

With our height differences, our BMI is very similar. You must be at that annoying stage where you don't know if you're a 12 or a 14?? Lets just call ourselves 13s, lol.

:D Looking forward to sharing your journey with you.

Megan
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