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Postby mariedumont » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:37 am

Hey everyone!!

First off I would like to say how awesome you guys are and I think each of your successes are totally wonderful and you're all such an inspiration to everyone else here including me.

My name is Katie, I'm 19 from Brisbane and I'm here because after sooo many years of being overweight I'm finally ready to do something about it (for good this time). My heaviest was and is around 120kgs (which I've pretty much maintained since I was 12!) I've recently joined the gym with my brother and am trying to keep to a lifestyle change 'diet'. I also enjoy walking my dog, bushwalking and canoeing (unfortunately I don't get to do these two as much I would like but I'm going to try), horse riding and swimming.

I have a wedding to go to in October and ideally I would love to lose at least 20kgs.

I think that pretty much sums me up.

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Postby mumofprincess » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:45 am

Hello and welcome. I'm very new here too but it seems like a great site with lots of lovely people all inspiring and motivating each other.

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Postby carleyjt » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:58 pm

Hi and welcome. Great to see that you have decided to change your lifestyle instead of a 'diet'. Im sure you will find heaps of great info that can help you on your way :D
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Postby Dolly » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:44 pm

Hi Katie, welcome to the forum :D
It'll be great losing weight with you.

I'm sure you'll look great at that wedding in October.
My daughter is getting married in September so we have similar goals.
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Postby mariedumont » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:03 pm

mumofprincess - Thank you, I know the stories are really insperational and the people seem really lovely and supporting of each other ... it's wonderful.

carleyjt- Thanks, I know, I've tried diets and they just don't work. I'm sure I will.

Dolly- Awe thank you and I'm sure you will too, you must be excited about the wedding! My cousin is getting married so I'd hopefully like to surprise my whole family.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:20 pm

Hi Katie,
wecome aboard! As the others have said, you will get lots of support and information on this site. I look forward to seeing you achieve some fantastic goals!
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby losebabyfat_2005 » Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:36 am


I'm also 19 and enjoy some of the same things that you do, bush walking and swimming.

I look forward to hearing about your progress and I know you can do it! We're all here to support you and if you ever have a question you can private message me, if you want to.

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Postby mariedumont » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:42 pm

Thank you so much for your welcome and support it means alot.

Wow you've lost 29kg? That's amazing! Congrats!
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Postby mariedumont » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:44 pm


I know everyone is really wonderful it's a total motivation.
Thanks I look forward to reching those goals;)

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Postby Fairie » Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:54 pm

Welcome Katie,

Lifestyle change is so much nicer than being on a diet, good luck with your goal for the wedding in October. :D

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Postby serenity » Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:03 am

Hey Katie, i need to lose about 20kg as well. Its hard when theres such a long way to go!
I havent been having huge success with the scales dropping on me, but i have toned up...have lost 21.5cm in the last couple of weeks. Its worth taking measurements if your not already, because anything that can encourage you will keep you going!
Personally, my encouragement is the fact that my husband cant seem to leave me alone at the moment! sometime i think it might be dangerous to my personal space to loose anymore!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Postby Angel » Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:08 pm

Welcome to the forum Katie,
I look forward to losing weight with you,
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