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Postby Jane85 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:02 am

Hey again everyone,

I've just joined up tonight, and introduced myself in the introduction part of the forum and thought also that blogging my progress & ups/downs would be a good move too. (I hope I'm blogging in the right place :P )

I've always been a pretty big girl for my height, only 5'1ish. But I've really stacked it on over the last couple of years. Within the last two years, my parents marriage has ended, my younger sister became a single mum at 19 and my dad had surgery for prostate cancer - thankfully they got it all and he'll be ok. I believe that this little chain of event's led to some depression, comfort eating & just a lack of interest in me doing anything positive, but I have decided that 2008 will be the beginning of a new year, where I will start putting myself & my health as a higher priority.

I've found a lot of comfort in drinking, which will be a very hard vice to break, but I am determined to get past it, due to the repercussions it will have down the track.

Currently the scales tip 90kg, the books say 50ish for my height, but I am aiming for around 55kg. I'm in my early 20's and believe there is more to life than what I am living at the moment.

My motivation is to reduce my cancer/heart disease risk for down the track and also, I wouldn't mind a bloke around and one day have a couple of kids, to give my beautiful nephew some cousins :)

Thankyou to all of you who have already said hi and shown support tonight, I look forward to getting to know everyone & sharing the weightloss experience.

Jane xx
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Postby yoyogirl88 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:02 am

Welcome and good luck!!

As everyone will say you have made the first step.


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Postby Fiona25 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:13 am

You will do this sweety, and we're all behind you supporting you the whole way :)
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Postby oostevens » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:02 am

aww yay!!

I too wanna have this year ha ha

that's awesome that you started a progress thing :)

you are a shorty :p compare to me at 175cm tall.

sorry to hear about those events in your past, but i believe what happens in our lives make us the person we are today and make us stronger, and allow us to help other people when they go through the same kinda things :)

glad to hear you dad is ok :)

you will be great in 2008 :p


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[Second goal: to reach 75kgs]

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Postby sassi » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:24 am

hi & welcome jane :)

sounds like you've had a tough couple of years but that you're in the right frame of mind to go forward :)

good luck & i'm looking forward to reading about your progress :)
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Postby GoddessInside » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:27 am

You definitely have had it rough for a period of time.

It's great that you've made 2008 all about you. You've done the right thing devoting this time to yourself. I have faith in you WILL and CAN do this.

You will be smashing mini goals before you know it :D
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Postby JL77 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:36 am

Welcome, I am sure you will find all the support you need here, the girls (and guys) and fantastic.. You have been threw a lot and we are here for you. Good luck with your journey

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Postby Mandie » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:42 am

Hi Jane, welcome aboard :)
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Postby lng86 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:00 pm

You have most definitely already made the hardest step by making a commitment to yourself!

You can do this!!!

Best of luck,
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Postby hushpuppy » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:36 pm

HI Jane and welcome to the forum Good luck
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Postby Jane85 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:06 pm

just a quick check three days in and still feeling pretty good, on my second booze free night tonight. Couldn't resist getting on the scales, and they show one kilo lighter...its probly fluid loss or something in such a short space of time, but it was still a tad exciting. Going dress shopping on saturday for my cousins wedding in a couple of weeks eeek!
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Postby ellecee » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:52 am

Hiya Jane, Welcome :)

Great start! Keep it going - Keep Strong - You're doing it!
All the best to you
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Postby oostevens » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:51 am

ooh dress shopping!!! oooh wedding!!!

awesome about ur 2nd non booze night :)

I am stopping the booze now too, unless its offered to me which is like never, but i am not buying anymore booze for me :P

good luck

p.s let us know how the dress shopping went :p


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Postby grugwashere » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:10 am

Hi Jane, welcome to the forum!
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Postby SarahC » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:16 am

Welcome to the forum Jane. Well done on your loss so far as well, very cool :)
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