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Postby MARIE » October 18th, 2006, 1:02 pm

Hi all-

My name is Marie and I joined June 27/06--about 3 1/2 months ago. I lost 20 lbs. and then middle of August went on family vacation and started not being compliant all the time--

This led to the beginning of school for the kids and all the busyness of life, their activites; and I just fell off the wagon.

I am BACK on and on day 3--I didn't weigh myself to begin with because I am too ashamed to admit that I probably have gained it all back.

What I realize anew, (as I am sure many of you have), is how important this forum is. I stopped posting after vacation because I wasn't in a good MF place, but should have gotten right back on--

I am motivated to do this for myself. I usually do it too much for other reasons--other people, big events, wanting to be a certain size. The focus can easily go to those things and not to the slow and steady pace wins the race.

Here's hoping- ;)
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Postby Allie » October 18th, 2006, 4:13 pm

glad that you are back. I have been being bad and am glad to have read your post.

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Postby alohacate » October 18th, 2006, 6:39 pm

You can do this!! We are all having our ups and downs...........just don't give up!!
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Postby dede4wd » October 18th, 2006, 6:55 pm

Hi Marie,

Good to have you back!

I agree completely that this forum is a COMPLETE help! SO glad you're back!

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Postby hulagirlfromhawaii » October 18th, 2006, 7:25 pm

Glad your back!!!! We are here for you! :cheermed:

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Postby Arklahoma » October 18th, 2006, 11:42 pm

Welcome Back!!!
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Postby Drama Queen » October 19th, 2006, 8:01 am

Welcome Back Marie!!! We can do this together!! Keep posting and reading to stay motivated!
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Postby Sojourner » October 19th, 2006, 10:39 am

Welcome back, Marie!!

Shake it gone, babeee!!!
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Postby Jan » October 19th, 2006, 11:51 am

Hi Marie,
And Welcome Back. :D You are soooo right!!! The forum is a great great tool to use to help you on your journey. The members are great encouragers, provide accountability and are more than happy to help you find the answers to your questions and concerns. Keep posting. :D
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Postby JKSRN » October 19th, 2006, 9:17 pm

Welcome back, Marie, good for you for giving it another go--you can do it!! :D
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Postby PJinCali » October 19th, 2006, 9:21 pm

Welcome Back Marie!


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Postby Elke » October 20th, 2006, 6:10 am

Welcome back! :)
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Postby Nova » October 22nd, 2006, 10:22 am

Welcome back, and congratulations for having the courage to start again. I think you have a good outlook by focusing on yourself and sticking to the program instead of aiming to get to a certain weight by a certain time. I know a lot of people set goals like that, and maybe it helps them. But I feel like my body is going to do what it wants to do and it its own time. Just because I may -want- to weight 155 by Halloween, doesn't mean it's going to come true, even if I'm totally compliant. Just concentrate on staying on plan and the weight will take care of itself.

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Postby 2getskinny » October 23rd, 2006, 2:31 pm

Welcome Back Marie! I too am back and this is day one for me.
The Forum is a great place to be, I have been on here ALOT today so I don't cheat! So far so good on day one.

Keep up the good work, you can do it!!!!!!!!!
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Postby MARIE » October 25th, 2006, 12:59 pm


Your support has made the first week and 2 days back much better. I am rooting for all of you, too. I saw a MF commercial the other night and thought, "the forum needs to go on a commercial!!!!!".

One day at a time-

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