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Old Wed, May-09-01, 10:16
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Bonnie Bonnie is offline
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Plan: Protein Power
Stats: 171/135/140 Female 5' 6"
BF:
Progress: 116%
Location: Fredericton, NB
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Since there newbies joining constantly, thought this might be a good idea to help everyone get to know each other a little better. Saw this idea from another BB I belong to. Helped everyone get a better handle on the personalities etc.

Please introduce yourselves or re-introduce yourselves as the case may be as follows:

* Board name and real world name (if you care to share);
* Age and SEX (again "Yes Please" does not count here);
* LC Start date;
* Married, single, other;
* City, County /Hemisphere
* Occupation (# 1 MOM, # 1 secretary, # 1 boss, # 1 sofa surfer):
* Kids, pets, pests;
* Current Low Carb status (ie losing, maintenance, would kill for a visit from the whoosh fairy);

AND FOR FUN........

* Favourite low carb food;
* Favourite non-low carb food;
* Food you can't live without on Low carb;
* Favorite type of exercise;
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be?;
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living;
* What are you currently reading;
* What's your favourite movie; and ....
* Just anything else you'd like to share.
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Old Wed, May-09-01, 10:36
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Bonnie Bonnie is offline
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Plan: Protein Power
Stats: 171/135/140 Female 5' 6"
BF:
Progress: 116%
Location: Fredericton, NB
Default Introductions/ Reintroductions Please

Since I instigated this thread I guess it only fair I go first.....


* Board name and real world name (if you care to share);
Easy enough Bonnie on both counts....
* Age and SEX (again "Yes Please" does not count here);
This is a toughy to admit especially for a female 48.....
* LC Start date; December 1999
* Married, single, other; married for 27 years.
* City, County /Hemisphere; Fredericton, N B, Canada
* Occupation (# 1 MOM, # 1 secretary, # 1 boss, # 1 sofa surfer):
# 1 Mom, # 1 Grandmom
* Kids, pets, pests; one son who is married and has given me two beautiful granddaughters, the light of my eyes; Love animals, had a dog for 15 years but recently had to put him down due to health problems
* Current Low Carb status (ie losing, maintenance, would kill for a visit from the whoosh fairy); just truding along staying in the high 130's range.

AND FOR FUN........

* Favourite low carb food; steak with LC Bearnaise Sauce
* Favourite non-low carb food; chocolate
* Food you can't live without on Low carb; chocolate
* Favorite type of exercise; walking and swimming
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be?; several things I like to do but I thoroughly enjoy travelling and have done a fair amount....would be a great bonus to get paid as well.
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living; Brian Setzer (for my son, who also plays a Gretch guitar and for him am hopeful that someday they can meet and talk music).
* What are you currently reading; any work by Diana Gabaldon
* What's your favourite movie; .... Saving Private Ryan...opened my eyes to what my Dad endured during his five year stint overseas during WWII.
* Just anything else you'd like to share.- commited to this WOL, has worked for both hubby and I and it will be a life long committment. Feel has extended both our lives by many years following this WOE.

Ok, everyone, don't leave me out here all by myself......


Bonnie

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Old Wed, May-09-01, 15:08
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 198.5/198.5/130
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Location: wisconsin
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* Board name and real world name (if you care to share); wussypuff (alexis)
* Age and SEX (again "Yes Please" does not count here); 17/female
* LC Start date; may 8th, 2001 (i started over)
* Married, single, other; single, thank god
* City, County /Hemisphere: wisconsin...good enough
* Occupation (# 1 MOM, # 1 secretary, # 1 boss, # 1 sofa surfer): full time junior in HS
* Kids, pets, pests; 3 dogs, 4 cats, fishies
* Current Low Carb status (ie losing, maintenance, would kill for a visit from the whoosh fairy); lost 7 lbs last week. can't seem to get below 190 though...this is the 3rd time i've done this diet and i can't get below...HELP!!!!

AND FOR FUN........

* Favourite low carb food; bacon
* Favourite non-low carb food; CHOCOLATE
* Food you can't live without on Low carb; bacon : )
* Favorite type of exercise; none...but i sludge through
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be?; speaking french, art or flute playing
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living; living--sting, non-living--buster keaton : )
* What are you currently reading; dr atkins' new diet revolution, i think i might read Tess of the D'Urbervilles again *my fav book*
* What's your favourite movie; benny & joon, Jude, sliding doors...i'm big on chick flicks even though i'm pretty much a tomboy
* Just anything else you'd like to share: i want to lose weight quick and painlessly, which isn't bound to happen, but i don't mind keeping the dream alive
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Old Wed, May-09-01, 16:23
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*Board name/real name..................Rilee
*Age/Sex.........................................30/Female
*Low Carb start date......................April 20th/01(i think!)
*Relationship status........................C/Law for 7.5 Years
*City/Country..................................Calgary, Alberta Canada
*Occupation....................................Picker/Packer

*Kids/pets....................................1dog, 2cats, 1 step son(16)
*Current Low carb status.............Have lost 11 pounds.

*Favorite Low carb food...............Homemade chili with cheese
*Favorite non-low carb food.........Would LOVE a coke slurpee!!
*Can't live without........................whipped cream
*Favorite exercize......................... walking my dog
*If I could be paid for doing what I love.........photography
*Person I would most love to meet.............George Clooney
*What am I currently reading?.................... Protien Power
*Favorite Movie/s...........................Titanic/Anne of Green Gables
*Anything else I would like to share?........I love this board!!
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Old Wed, May-09-01, 20:32
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Plan: Atkins/PP/BFL
Stats: 400/223/200 Male 5 ft 11
BF:37%/17%/12%
Progress: 89%
Location: Ottawa, ON
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*Board name/real name..................Tamarian/Wa'il
*Age/Sex.........................................36/Male
*Low Carb start date......................April 1994
*Relationship status........................Single
*City/Country..................................Vancouver, BC Canada
*Occupation....................................Programmer
*Kids/pets....................................None that I know of
*Current Low carb status.............3/4 of the man I used to be
*Favorite Low carb food...............Lamb
*Favorite non-low carb food.........Basmati
*Can't live without........................Espresso
*Favorite exercize......................... walking
*If I could be paid for doing what I love.........couch potato engineering
*Person I would most love to meet.............Don't care
*What am I currently reading?.................... La nuil de l'erreur
*Favorite Movie/s...........................Silence of the lambs
*Anything else I would like to share?........Take measurements!
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Old Wed, May-09-01, 23:04
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 162/124/120 Female 5'1"
BF:
Progress: 90%
Location: Vancouver,BC
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* Board name and real world name: r.mines/Rachel
* Age and SEX: 45/Female (WHY not 'yes, please'?)
* LC Start date: October 2000
* Married, single, other: single
* City, County /Hemisphere: Vancouver, BC Canada
* Occupation: university English instructor; business writer and editor; business writing instructor; whatever I can do for money that's legal
* Kids, pets, pests: one daughter, 24; I want a cat!!!; no pests
* Current Low Carb status: ohhh, Whoosh Fairy....where are you, Whoosh Fairy.....?
* Favourite low carb food: umm, steak...salmon...brocolli, no, spinach...cream cheese, no, sharp cheddar....mayonnaise...I think I like it all!
* Favourite non-low carb food: cinnamon knots from the Bread Garden (croissant pastry covered in caramel and walnuts; to die for. Unfortunately, eat too many of these, and you WILL.)
* Food you can't live without on Low carb: coffee
* Favorite type of exercise: gee, can I print this?
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be?: gee, can I print this?
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living: can't think of any; no matter how inspiring people are on TV or in books, when you meet them they're just like anyone else
* What are you currently reading: a science fiction novel; a book on exercise (trying to motivate myself); a book on raising atheist children (interested in the philosophy, but the writing's lousy)
* What's your favourite movie: (1) 2001 A Space Odyssey; (2) Harold and Maude
* Anything else I'd like to share?: never eat yellow snow!
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Old Thu, May-10-01, 02:23
Monique Monique is offline
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Stats: 182/179/140
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Location: at the moment Dublin,
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* Board name and real world name Monique
* Age and SEX 29 be 30 soon, Female
* LC Start date; 30 April
* Married, single, other; I have a lovely sweet boyfriend, who I call my toy boy cos he's 3 years younger than me
* City, County /Hemisphere Dublin, Ireland util October and then to my home country New Zealand
* Occupation Computer Helpdesk support specialist
* Kids, pets, pests; Dog, cat sheep, pig, chickens ducks, geese (all at home with my parents in NZ)
* Current Low Carb status (I am trying so hard and not getting very far, but not giving up hope yet);

AND FOR FUN........

* Favourite low carb food; sea run trout
* Favourite non-low carb food; chocolate, fresh pasta, pizza
* Food you can't live without on Low carb; cups of tea, beer
* Favorite type of exercise; Hill walking, cycling
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be?; photography, looking after animals
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living; David attenbourough
* What are you currently reading; Dr Atkins diet book, History of Britain
* What's your favourite movie; Fried green tomatoes
* Just anything else you'd like to share.
I am into spirituality, I believe in Angels, I think there is someone looking out for me all the time, and i think that they will help me on my path to weight loss and good health

I also really miss my family in New Zealand and can't wait to return to them in October
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Old Thu, May-10-01, 05:39
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Bonnie Bonnie is offline
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Plan: Protein Power
Stats: 171/135/140 Female 5' 6"
BF:
Progress: 116%
Location: Fredericton, NB
Talking RE: Introductions/Reintroductions Please


Thought this would be a fun thread.....enjoyed reading everyone's answers and as you can see creativity in the answers is really an interesting read....Rachel......Wa'il etc.

Anyone else who would like to contribute, just copy and paste the original questions in your post.....then all you have to do is fill in the blanks...

Thanks for your responses

Bonnie
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Old Thu, May-10-01, 07:09
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 183/143/140
BF:
Progress: 93%
Location: Orillia, Ont. Canada
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* Board name and real world name (if you care to share); Numberonewendy real name, Wendy
* Age and SEX (again "Yes Please" does not count here); (F) 43 and yes please of course
* LC Start date; 2nd week of March 2001
* Married, single, other; C/L with a boytoy also, he is 10 yrs younger
* City, County /Hemisphere: Orillia, Ontario
* Occupation (# 1 MOM, # 1 secretary, # 1 boss, # 1 sofa surfer): Self employed
* Kids, pets, pests; 2 kids, 2 dogs
* Current Low Carb status (ie losing, maintenance, would kill for a visit from the whoosh fairy); Need a visit from the whoosh fairy, um, where is that darn thing anyhow? (must be on holidays)

AND FOR FUN........

* Favourite low carb food; Caesar Salad
* Favourite non-low carb food; Chocolate, oh Chocolate
* Food you can't live without on Low carb; Chocolate, oh Chocolate
* Favorite type of exercise; oh oh, do I have to answer this?
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be?; hmnmm, so many things!
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living; Like Rachel said, no one really, as actors do tend to end up being pretty normal, whatever normal is?
* What are you currently reading; Icy Sparks
* What's your favourite movie; and .... Too many to list here.
* Just anything else you'd like to share. You can make your dreams come true!
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Old Thu, May-10-01, 08:46
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Plan: DANDR '92
Stats: 236/184/140 Female 165 cm
BF:
Progress: 54%
Location: Eastern ON, Canada
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* Board name and real world name --- doreen T
* Age and SEX --- 42 / F
* LC Start date --- May '00, in earnest July '00
* Married, single, other --- single
* City, County /Hemisphere --- Kingston, Canada
* Occupation --- RN, writer, graphic artist
* Kids, pets, pests --- 2 fat and lazy cats at home; stepdaughter w. husband & 3 kids living in Caribbean, who want me to come live w. them, but I'd much rather stay up here in Ontario where I can freeze my butt off every winter! ..
* Current Low Carb status --- I think the Whoosh fairy tried to visit, but one of my cats ate her by mistake!

AND FOR FUN........

* Favourite low carb food --- eggs, chicken, LC veggies, anything barbecued
* Favourite non-low carb food --- field-fresh sweet corn-on-the-cob, with a ton of butter
* Food you can't live without on Low carb --- coffee w. cream
* Favorite type of exercise --- hiking local conservation trails - no car fumes, no crowds - currently building up my stamina for more challenging terrain
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be? --- Lowcarb advice columnist ..
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living --- YOU
* What are you currently reading --- re-reading the collected works of Dorothy Parker; biography of Frida Kahlo (Mexican folk-artist)
* What's your favourite movie --- Casablanca, Out of Africa
* Just anything else you'd like to share --- You can't win the game if you quit playing
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Old Thu, May-10-01, 09:06
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Bonnie Bonnie is offline
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Posts: 1,497
 
Plan: Protein Power
Stats: 171/135/140 Female 5' 6"
BF:
Progress: 116%
Location: Fredericton, NB
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* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be? --- Lowcarb advice columnist ..

Doreen, I can honestly say, every time I read one of your posts, you do remind me of Ann Landers of the LC World. Am truly amazed at the wealth of knowledge you possess and although monetarily you may gain little; you have gained much gratitude for all the time spent doing detailed research in all facets of LC and taking the time to answer the many questions posed.......
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Old Thu, May-10-01, 09:58
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Plan: Ketogenic
Stats: -/-/- Female 5 feet 4 inches
BF:
Progress: 100%
Location: Vancouver
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Wa'il, I find it interesting that your favourite food is lamb and your favourite movie is Silence of the Lambs?

One of my favourite quotes is form Dorothy Parker, Doreen. Her definition of eternity: two people and a ham!

Here I go...

-Board name and real world name – the same, Karen
-Age and SEX – 44, female
-LC Start date – July 1999
-Married, single, other – single
-City, County /Hemisphere – Vancouver, Canada
-Occupation – Executive chef, cookbook author, cooking teacher, mentor to young women in the culinary arts
-Kids, pets, pests – 2 doggies
-Current Low Carb status – back to losing again, I think?

AND FOR FUN........

-Favourite low carb food – anything I happen to be eating. That’s one of the things I like about LC.
-Favourite non-low carb food – good ice cream. Mmm, Hagen Daz
-Food you can't live without on Low carb – umm, meat?
-Favorite type of exercise – What? I walk the dogs and my house has 4 flights of stairs. The place I work in has 3 flights. I plan to start weight training by 2004.
-If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be? – I’m doing it!
-Person you'd most like to meet currently living – Doreen T
-What are you currently reading – Best American Erotica 2001. 1999 was a much better vintage! LOL
-What's your favourite movie – I have a long list. Apocalypse Now, Imitation of Life, Mildred Pierce, Soylent Green, Silence of the Lambs, Seven, The Usual Suspects, Boogie Nights, Natural Born Killers, Wall Street…it goes on
-Just anything else you'd like to share – Your actions define who you are, not your thoughts or intentions.

Karen
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Old Thu, May-10-01, 10:00
nrussell nrussell is offline
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Location: Australia
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Hi Guys

Well my abhorrence of anything groupish nearly put me off but I'll make the effort. I figure you have a right to know who's dishing out all this abuse. Rachel - keep your head below the parapet....

* Board name and real world name
Nicola Russell

* Age and SEX F (last time I looked)/ A mere 39 years
* LC Start date; I cant remember, maybe 27 Mar 2001
* Married, single, other; Married for ever (seems like it) to a
very kind, laid back and thin hibernian. You know the kind of
bloke that's so nice everyone wonders why on earth he married
you... I give him hell (got to treat em mean to keep em keen!)
* City, County /Hemisphere Down under, Melbourne, Australia -
formerly of the UK and born a Kiwi (Citizen of the world but will
probably hang out here for a while)
* Occupation: I try to do as little as possible, I try to be a Mum but I dont think I'm terribly good at it and when I cant avoid it I'm an HR Consultant, usually strategic stuff and change management
* Kids, pets, pests; Gabriel, the Gabesaurus - the world's coolest kid (with a sleep problem) but I swear, if he doesnt turn out to be just like Sean Connery, I'll eat my hat. 3 mangey turks - cats that is. Not really mangey - just damned unhealthy. Miss Lily is aged with poorly controlled diabetes and constantly running eyes but is an old sweetie, Roy - the young buck who just happens to have moderately severe epilepsy, torn ligaments in the back leg and osteoarthritis. Mungo - a supremely healthy old bloke who can run at about 70kms an hour and jump 2.5m straight up but I suspect is marginally braindamaged. You are unlikely to meet a larger cat or one that is so dim.
* Current Low Carb status (ie losing, maintenance, would kill for a visit from the whoosh fairy); Good question. Have traded in the scales and am living on faith.

AND FOR FUN........

* Favourite low carb food; lc gravadlux, crayfish and moreton bay bugs with all sorts of yummy lc sauces, fillet with bearnaise will also never go amiss. Fruit fools rule.
* Favourite non-low carb food; Haagen Daz coffee or dulce de leche icecream chased down by swiss chocolates
* Food you can't live without on Low carb; Good coffee & fruit fools
* Favorite type of exercise; my electric weight toning machine!! Swimming, walking, body surfing and free weights
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be?; Changing the world and failing that - food tasting!
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living; this week's inspiration Tina Kaye, Nicole Kidman of course, I just have to know what the deal is with this divorce and I'd like to meet Sean Bean but not really just to meet him if you know what I mean ...
* What are you currently reading; Nothing at all exciting I mean "Toddler Taming " and "Baby & Child" (i'm getting desperate). All set to read Nelson's "Long walk to freedom" and Bill Brysons "A walk in the woods". Told you I was into walking...
* What's your favourite movie; and .... Very difficult, I love movies almost as much as I love books and food ....2 that really made me roll with laughter "The Full Monty" and "Weekend at Bernies".
* Just anything else you'd like to share.
I got a job this week and it wasnt even a fat persons job!! This diet must be working because noone even seemed to notice that I'm fat so I already owe a lot to this WOE.
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Old Thu, May-10-01, 10:35
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 162/124/120 Female 5'1"
BF:
Progress: 90%
Location: Vancouver,BC
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I'm ducking, I'm ducking!!!

Cool, Nicola, tell us about your new job!!!

Rachel


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Originally posted by nrussell
Hi Guys

Rachel - keep your head below the parapet....

I got a job this week and it wasnt even a fat persons job!! This diet must be working because noone even seemed to notice that I'm fat so I already owe a lot to this WOE.
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Old Thu, May-10-01, 11:42
nrussell nrussell is offline
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Two months ago, there was nothing much around and nobody wanted me and now the market is even worse and I had a choice of two.

The difference? 29lbs less, greater energy, more confidence. I had a choice of a very well paid job at one of the 2 computer co's (which i turned down - who wants to play shepherd to 800 nerds??) and a less well paid but seriously fun job with the City of Melbourne (the local government agency which covers the heart of Melbourne, the CBD). Its a wierd sort of thing and I'm still not sure if I've got it straight but they want me to take a loose HR strategy and turn it into plans and interventions which will ensure they meet their newly articulated people objectives and competencies. I sort of dream up ideas and get them approved by the executive then go and find the HR people (they're in a different division for some strange reason) and get them to roll out the projects while I project manage them.

Leastways thats what I think I'll be doing. Definitely my kind of job, do a bit of looking under stones, pull a few rabbits out of a hat, mooch around talking to other people and then get other people to do the real work! What sealed it for me was that the Director I'll be working for is really nice - a dinkum Aussie, straight talking, outgoing, realistic but focussed and they were only too happy to get me.

A far cry from my all time low, earlier this year when I didnt get a job that I went for (which I could do standing on my head) because I was very nice but maybe not dynamic enough!!! This feedback combined with the look of horror on her size 8, face when she saw me. Well it really hurt and made me scurry off home and give up. As you can imagine few people call me nice!! and not dynamic enough is definitely a first. I was upset and angry and it took me until I started this WOE to decide that that was it and I was going to get back to looking good and I was going to walk all over those people on my way back up.

After two weeks on this WOE, I was just out there and maybe because I havent been acting like a 'fat person', things have just got more and more positive until now I'm back in the game!! Going to keep this WOE up though, I've still got a few bugs to squash!!

Nicola
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