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Postby Serena » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:12 pm

Hi everyone. I joined up way back when there were only a handful of members. Just checked the memberlist - 758! Wow! I stopped posting mostly because my poor old dinosaur PC couldn't keep up with all the new postings. Well it's still a dinosaur but at least we have broadband now so will see how we go. What a crazy year 2006 was. I have always been overweight but had never been much of a dieter. I now have a brand new understanding of the term 'yoyo dieting'. I think I tried just about everything this year. Jenny Craig, Weight Watcher's, CSIRO, Tony Ferguson, personal trainer, even good old fashioned calorie counting. Where did it get me? right back to square one! There's a shocker. So 2007 is a fresh start. I'm getting married in April - eloping to Vegas: woohoo! I'd love to get down a bit closer to the 100kg mark - optimistic I know, as I'm currently close to 135kg. I'd also like to reach my goal weight of 65kg before I turn 30, which is April next year and probably a bit more realistic. Here's hoping we can do it together.
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Postby KimE » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:48 pm

Hello Serena and welcome back to the forum.

Gosh well I guess you would have seen some changes around here not to mention all the new faces. The reason we are all here certainly hansn't changed - to lose weight (or maintain) and support each other in the process. I think a lot of the forum members can relate to the yo yo dieting so you are not alone and hopefully we can give you the motivation you need.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding that is an exciting event to help with your goals.

I wish you every success on your weightloss journey. :D
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:33 pm

hi serena
welcome. im new since you were here. best wishes and i hope you reach tip top shape for your exciting vegas wedding :)
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Postby hushpuppy » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:55 pm

Hi serena and welcome back to the forums . Oh how our little group have grown . When i first logged on there was three , Scott (the boss) and Pam (maraver) and myself way back in may 2005
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Postby Pepper » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:20 pm

Hi Serena,

And welcome to the forum. :D

I'm a newie, and although I joined some weeks ago, didn't really get serious until NY day. Yes I know another NY resolution to lose weight!!

I'm close to weight too, I started off at 135.5kg and so far (after just 3 days) I'm down 2 kg!!! But I know it's just the first week/fluid thing and it will slow down after that.

Getting married in Vegas huh?? Cool!!! We went to Vegas in 2005 and absolutely loved it, so much in fact, we are planning to go back again in October this year, but I want to shed a few kgs first otherwise trying to keep up with the Vegas pace will kill me!!!

Nothing like a wedding to keep you motivated (I know it did me when I got married). Stay determined and positive and I'm sure you'll get to your goal and make a beautiful runaway bride. :wink:
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:23 pm

Hiya Serena!

Welcome to the forums! :) Wow, a Vegas wedding - how exciting!!! Make sure you get lots of piccies to share with us :) :)

Good luck with your weight loss, we're all here for you!

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Postby corolla_chick » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:29 pm

good luck wioth your journey :D

and congrats on your wedding!!

beck :D
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Postby Chinta » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:59 pm

Hi Serena

I won`t say "Welcome Back" as i`m new to here, so I will say congrats on your returning, to reach your goals :D

Your Vagas Wedding sounds exciting......... certainly gives you something to work towards.

Wishing you success :D
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Postby Ally » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:03 pm

Hey Serena welcome back to the forum!! I wish you all the best on reaching your goals!! Keep us updated and as the girls want photos!!! LOL :wink:
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Postby Serena » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:41 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys. I have a really good feeling that some support and encouragement from like-minded individuals is just what I need.
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Postby Fairie » Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:38 pm

Hi Serena, Welcome back.

I too have put on most of what I had lost, Yo-Yo Dieting really sucks :x

We can do this with the help of all the great people here. :D

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:38 pm

Image hi fairie!!! hope all is going well?!!
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Postby Sassygirl » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:12 pm

A big welcome to you :lol:
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