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The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:39 am

Hi everyone.
By now I'm sure the names and faces of this board have changed dramatically, so I will introduce myself afresh.
My name is Tegan. I started my weightloss journey in December 2005 after having been horrified by my Honours photo and being told by the anesthesiologist for my wisdom teeth extraction that my weight was a concern for being under anesthetic. At my heaviest I was 110kg (and around 172cm tall).

Long story short, I started walking, then jogging in the morning and then with my first pay packet I bought a bike and started cycling to and from work (30min each way). Then we moved and I went back to uni and I started cycling an hour each way. And of course I focussed on my eating - mostly reducing the amout I ate and trying to eat more fresh 'real' food and reduce the chocolate and cheese :D . Nothing was ever banned though. After around a year I had dropped my weight to 75kg. And I was stoked. You can search for pics of me on this site if they're still there. I even managed to run 10km for the Burnie 10 (I couldn't make it to Burnie, so I did it here at home :lol: ) and looked fabulous on my wedding day. I also had another round of surgery for gallstones (a legacy of being so overweight) and they were so unconcerned about my weight they didn't bother calculating my BMI! I still believe that this forum was instrumental in me being able to do that.

But one thing and another led me to disappear from the forum and over about 6 months I regained 10kg. Managed to stabilise it and kept it there for about a year (gee I hope my time estimations are adding up). At the time I was aware it had increased, but I wasn't in a place mentally to actually do anything about it. I tried to get back into the forum but was really busy and my heart just wasn't in it. There were heaps of things going on in my life emotional and health wise that just made it too hard at the time, so I just focussed on making sure I didn't get any bigger.

But now I'm back in the game. Even though I'm busier than ever, I'm dealing better with what life throws at me and I have the drive do do it again. I injured my back a while back and have been unable to ride for a while - physio is working on that. So I'm swimming, doing aquaaerobics walking, doing pilates and am going to join a friend's boot camp (lovingly referred to as booty). In the past month ish I've managed to drop 5kg. And I'm rewarding each kilo lost with a bead for one of those bead bracelet things (like a cheap version of a Pandora).

So what is my commitment to this forum? Well the people on here gave me so much, it's time for me to give some back. Just logging on per once week will help me stay motivated, and maybe I can provide some help to others on the forum - if so, great! SO you can expect to see me once a week on here. I won't be able to look at everyone's posts, I just don't have the time :( but if you drop me a line I'll reply - promise!
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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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby Shalimar » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:14 am

Hi, welcome back and best of luck continuing on with your journey :D .
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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby BBgal » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:20 am

Welcome !! Though I am sure it isn't the most happy return for yourself, I am sure we are glad to have you back!
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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby admin » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:45 am

Welcome back Tegan!

I'm sure you'll make a wonderful contribution to the forum in the future, as you have done in the past.

Great to hear from you again.

Good people will come and go from this forum for a number of reasons, but they're always welcome back.

See you round the boards.

Scott. :D
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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:06 pm

Awwww shucks, thanks guys.

Regaining weight already lost is never fun, but I'm not overly upset about it. I know the reasons why and I'm working on them now - as in, literally: I just got back from my usual weekend dog walk (2hrs this week) and will do some gardening later today and maybe one of my new dvd workouts.

Gotta go do the shopping first though. :wink:
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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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby Gordz » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:12 pm

G'day Tegan! Nice to meet you! I'm the forum idiot :mrgreen:
Aussie Male, 26, 194cm.

Start date: 12/8/2013
Highest - 144.8kg

Current - 141.3kg

Goal - 110kg

3.5kg lost

31.3kg to go
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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:38 pm

Hi Gordz,
Good to know :lol:
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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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby matchbox » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:36 pm

hey tegan, welcome back!! glad to hear you're well, good on you getting back into it :) good luck!

lexi xx
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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby Jisgone » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:46 pm

Welcome back Tegan :) theres still a few oldies hanging around!
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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:52 am

Hi guys, nice to see you *hugs*
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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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:45 pm

Welcome back, Tegan! You always made such great contributions to the forum, it's wonderful to have you back again. :D
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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby GoddessInside » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:40 pm

Hey Tegan !! Welcome back :)

Sure did miss you around here !!
SW: 233.2kgs - Nov 2012
SW148.0kgs - 14 Oct 2014
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GW 132kg
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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby Dolly » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:05 pm

Tegan!!!! I haven't been here in years.
Gosh the place has changed hasn't it, I'm not even sure I
know how to post or respond to messages anymore, lol
I'll have to do some perusing.

I was thinking of you only last week as I was doing a bit of a sureslim diet
(that didn't seem to work for me I might add)
I guess good old fashioned calorie counting is where I'll
have to get back to.

cheers girlfriend xxx
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Re: The return of the prodigal daughter

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:19 pm

Hi Dolly! Yep, it sure has changed around here, but I'm sure you'll get the hang of it pretty quick! How's things?? Good to see you're still plugging away at it, it sure as hell can't be BAD for you all that effort you're putting in.
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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Location: Hobart, Tas


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