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Postby mistqui » Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:42 pm

Hi I am Jo and i weighted 170.3 kilos 5 months ago.. I had lap banding operation done and i now weight 150.4 kilos. I have been big all my life I refuse to diet i just eat proper foods and when i am stressed i allow myself to eat chocolate without feeling like i have betrayed the greater good etc.

I found after all the pain and the years of dieting that the only things that work are.

Only you can make it work.. Only you can make yourself feel bad if you drop off the path everyone else expects of you.

so just relax live each day and dotn feel guilty a couple pieces of rich good treats once ina while is not a sin to try and kill yourself over . beat yourself up or otherwise put yourself down for.

live life enjoy your family and friends and learn to love yourself and it will happen..

dont expect miricles over night its not going to happen jsut chill and let your mind and body heal and grow so you can looose weight.

sounds strange but hey it works. I have been battling the weight all my life I am almost totally whellchair dependant when i am out 5 months ago Now i cam wlak half way round the shops without falling flat on my [email protected] for me thats a high!

good luck
I live everyday for each day I stop looking to far ahead in case i get lost and cant find my way back on the path i follow.
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Postby Draco » Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:03 pm

Hey Jo! :D

It's good to see you here.

~die of nothing but a rage to live~

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:38 pm

thanks for sharing that jo.
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Postby originalmel » Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:26 pm

Welcome Jo.

Thanks for the story and words of encouragement.

"Sugar is, essentially, a legalized recreational drug that's socially acceptable to consume."
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:26 pm

welcome to the forum jo!
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 Pepper » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:06 am

Hey Jo,

Thanks for sharing, you sound like an amazing lady and I for one, am honoured to have made your (cyber) acquaintance.

I applaud your courage, and your words of encouragement (as I do anyone else's) but to hear it from someone who can openly talk about the pain and heartache born of such dependancies as having been wheelchair bound, is quite something.

You have done so well, and should be very very proud of yourself. :wink:

Keep up the good work, and know that we are all there for you girl.
Strong people don't walk away from the truth, only the excuses others try to sell them.
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Postby KimE » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:29 pm

Hello Jo and welcome to the forum.

Thanks for sharing your personal experience with us, it's not always easy to do. All the best on your continued journey. :D
Kim - To thine own self be true
Maintainence since 04/11/06
Preferred Weight - Under 60 kgs
Current Weight - 64.8 kgs
Start Weight - 85 kgs
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Postby tree » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:30 pm

Hi Jo and Welcome to the forum. You will find lots of very supportive and interesting people on here.

Lap banding is such a drastic step to take, it must have been a huge decision for you. Well done on your progress so far.

Good Luck.

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Postby Ally » Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:07 am

HI Jo and welcome to the forum! Thanks for sharing your story with us.
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