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Postby mandymoo » Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:38 pm

Hi all

My name is Amanda, I am 23 and live in Sydney.

I have been struggling with weight issues for around 5 years (started gaining when I was on medication for panic attacks - am now off meds).

My starting weight on the meds was probably around 55-60kg then ballooned right up to 92kg at one stage.

Over the past 2 years I slowly slowly dwindled my weight down to 85kg. I stayed on 85kg for about 6 months.

I am now trying exceptionally hard to lose it as I am getting married next year! Over the past 4 weeks I have given up smoking, started daily excercise, eating between 900-1200 cals a day and am also taking xenical. I am currently 80kg.

I joined here to get support and advice and I hope to meet all of you soon!

Luv

Amanda
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Postby Dolly » Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:45 pm

Hi Amanda, a big welcome to the weightloss forum.
Smart thinking to join a support group whilst slimming down for the wedding. Congratulations on the wedding next year :D
Panic attacks are pretty scary, the doctors wrongly upped my thyroid medication and I suffered panic attacks. I finally I worked out what caused it and lowerd my thyroxine medication.

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Postby mandymoo » Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:42 am

Yep pretty scary. I suffered from them on andoff since I was 15. It's actually genetic in my family! :x

Thanks! I would LOVE a ticker graph! :D
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Postby mandymoo » Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:54 am

Just checking my graph...
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Postby Dolly » Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:07 pm

love your graph selection Mandy
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Postby mandymoo » Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:28 pm

Thanks! :D
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:27 am

Hi Mandy, welcome to the forum! And congrats on the upcoming big day.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

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Postby Angel » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:02 am

Hey Mandy,
Welcome to the forum. Gee you have been busy, giving up smoking, starting to exercise and losing weight. Congrats on your upcoming wedding, what a great way to motivate yourself.

Congrats also on your 5kg weight loss, look forward to losing weight with you,
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congrats

Postby roxy » Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:02 am

well firstly congrats on the big day, hopefully mine will come soon lol. :lol:
and secondly congrats on choosing to lose with the support of these guys, i am only new too but already it feels like i have a big happy famliy helping me.

good luck and congrats again :D

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Postby KimE » Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:16 pm

Hi Mandy and welcome to the forum.

Congrats on your upcoming wedding and well done on your weight loss so far. I started here at 85kgs but reckon I must have been at 90kgs a few years back judging by some old photos I dug up recently. It's not easy that's for sure so keep on keeping on and you will make it to your goal.

Good luck with everything and don't forget to check out the rest of the site as there is heaps of great info.
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Postby mandymoo » Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:13 pm

Thanks everyone!

Everyone has been so great - I feel so welcome already!

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