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Postby wordcakes » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:40 am

My name is Amanda. I live in Vancouver, Canada.

I've recently recommitted to this whole weightloss, healthy living stuff. I lost about 25 pounds a few years ago by seriously reigning in the refined carbs and hitting the treadmill on a regular basis. Then I met my future husband, got married, and lived happily ever after. The day after our wedding I had breakfast at McDonalds and it's kind of been downhill since then. The final straw was a vacation to Ireland/Italy this past spring where I pretty much consumed my weight in Guinness and pasta. Time to turn over a new leaf.

I bought a scale and a treadmill, and have started bringing salads and tuna to work for lunch instead of the giant carby meals they have at the restaurant here. And I've switched the crisps and candy for veggies and fruit (most of the time, anyway).

I really feel committed to this. I would love to lose 20lbs, but would be very happy with 15. I think my friends are tired of me talking abour this all the time, so I was hoping to turn to this forum for the support and tips I so desperately need. Here's hoping it works.

Wow, longwinded huh? How many calories does typing burn?
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Postby sassi » Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:51 am

hi amanda & welcome!

those refined carbs sure can be evil!

sounds like you've already made some really good changes.

good luck & look forward to reading about your progress :)
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:15 am

hi amanda welcome to the group :) i have a good friend who lives in ontario :)

it sounds like you are making some great changes and dont worry, you can talk as much as you like here and we wont get sick of you!

best wishes
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:02 am

Hi Amanda and welcome!! don't you wish typing was more energy intensive? If that was the case In my job and study I'd be as fit as a fiddle!!

We're all dong simialr things so we are more than willing to listen!
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 KimE » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:20 pm

Hello Amanda and welcome to the forum.

Sounds like you have a good plan and motivation to get going.

All the best on your weightloss journey. :D
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Current Weight - 64.8 kgs
Start Weight - 85 kgs
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Postby Ses » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:34 pm

You will get plenty of support here.

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