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8/6/12 8:47 A

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Welcome to the team!

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Life IS Good!!


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8/5/12 9:12 A

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Sounds like your motivated and READY (Healthier & Smaller). I'm only in the program since around March. BUT.............I can tell you it'll be true to you if your true to it!!

Good luck with it. Oh and congratulations to you both on your wedding!

Be comforted in this fact:
The ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means you are still aive,still human and STILL open to the beauty of this world~Harding~


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8/4/12 1:47 P

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8/4/12 12:48 P

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Hello everybody! I know I've technically been here for 2 weeks (exactly!) but I've never thought to post on the message boards yet! So, here we go! I'm 26 years old and I live near the Portland, Oregon area. I recently got married (a little more than a month ago) and I had ATTEMPTED to lose weight before my wedding. However, this didn't work out for me because when I try to lose weight with a HARD deadline (like a wedding), the closer I get to my goal date without making the requisite progress, the most discouraged I get and I eventually gave up. The breaking point was when my seamstress told me I could either lose a few pounds in the 2 weeks before the wedding or she could let out the side seams (since my dress no longer fit). I considered her first suggestion, but eventually decided that I didn't need that stress so I went with the second one.

However, now that I am back I feel like I can actually pace myself in getting healthier, not just smaller. I don't have the pressure of a hard, unmoving date or a specific set of measurements I have to fit into. I feel like this is a much better time for me to be engaging in a new healthy lifestyle, since it will actually feel like serious life changes, rather than obsessing over diet and exercise to fit into a wedding dress in x number of days. :P

I'm happy to meet you all!

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