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Postby chunky monkey » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:42 pm

Hi everyone,

I just dicovered this site today and just felt that I had to join.

Ok, a bit about myself. I am 39, work as a chef part time and also in an office. I live with my boyfriend (who is extremely fit) and our dog. I do not have any excuse for being this weight, such as illness or other things. But have decided that I must change.

This morning I woke up and jumped on the scales to start the "New Years Resolution" and was horrified to see 131.4kg staring back at me. Well I jumped on and off a few times to confirm this, alas, it was true. I have put on 7kgs over the xmas/new year period. My weight last year was 146kg and I managed to lose 23kg on my own.

My goal this year is to get fit and lose weight, at the moment I ma looking forward to double digits, that would be really cool. I really am sick of being like this. When I found this site and read some of the forum I really enjoyed how everyone is supportive and I hope to become a valuable contributor also.

Many thanks in advance to you all,

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Postby tree » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:49 pm

Hi Michelle

New Years is a great time to make some changes and get started on a new lifestyle.

Good Luck - we will be here with you - logging on to celebrate and comiserate! Stick with it!


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Postby hushpuppy » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:49 pm

Hi michelle and welcome to the forums . Feel free to join in on any of the topics or challenges . Hope to see you around
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:39 pm

Image Hi michelle
nice to have you here :) nearly everyone puts on weight over the festive season but the most important thing is to get back on the wagon and lose that weight again! you can do it :) join in when and where you feel comfortable :)
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Postby Chinta » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:46 pm

Image Michelle

Looking forward to losing weight with you :D
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Postby BubblyMac » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:57 pm

Welcome Michelle!! :) :D

I"m new here as well and currently weighing in the same weight.

So hopefully we can share our experiences and learn from everyone here.

Everyone here is gorgeous!! :P :D Congrats on joining us all.

I wish you every bit of success in your weight loss. Anytime you wanna chat, definately come here. It's really nice knowing we aren't alone in our journeys, that other people experience the same things/same battles.

Have a great weekend! :D 8) :P
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Postby chunky monkey » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:53 pm

Thank you all so much for your replies.

I feel so much better already knowing that other people are out there who know exactly how I feel. I think that is a huge thing, knowing that there are other people who can empathise with what you are feeling.

Again, I really do appreciate you kind responses.

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Postby KimE » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:14 pm

Hello Michelle and welcome to the forum.

Well done for taking the plunge and making the decision to be a healthier you. There is plenty of support here in the forum and challenges too, so join in wherever you wish to. Also the home page has plenty of great tips and tools if you need any help.

Glad to have you with us and I wish you every success in your weightloss journey. :D
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Postby corolla_chick » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:17 pm

welcome to the forum :D
beck :D

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Postby Lynda » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:58 pm

Hi Michelle

I also have a not boyfriend but husband that is very fit. I give you ten points for losing the weight you already have on your own and hope you get the support you need of this site, just as i hope to.

Here's to the future!
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Postby Ally » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:56 pm

Hey there Michelle and welcome to the forum!! It is lovely to have you onboard. I love your username!!! It is so cute and it makes me smile!! :D . YOu will find plenty of support and motivation here mate....Congrats on losing 23kg on your own..that in itself is a major stepping stone!! I look forward to following your journey!!
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Postby tiffanyp » Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:07 am

Hello Michelle,
Welcome to the forum. This is a wonderful site and really does have some of the most wonderful users!
You will find plenty of support and ideas from this site.
The recipes are great!

One day at a time, small steps is what it takes!
We all had to crawl before we ran!

Glad to have you onboard.

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