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Hello! I'm Kourtne=]
Kourtne posted:
Hello Everyone!

So glad to be here. Just wanted to give you guys a quick introduction. I'm Kourtne, I'm from America born and raised but live in London. My husband is from here and we have 2 wonderful boys(19 months and 6 weeks). I have been over weight all my life but when I met my husband I gained my love weight(lol) and reached 210. After 2 kids I am now at 196 and hoping to get to my ideal weight of 130-140. I have been on diets and worked out all my life(in high school I would play tennis 3 hours a day, go jogging and everything and I was still over weight at 160 but still had a fit body) I just ate wayyy too much(being out numbered by very athletic boys who eat loads but never gained a pound urgh!). Now, I am so ready to get the body that I never had! Its exciting yet so overwhelming! I'm on here for accountability purposes so I stay motivated to continue with my fitness workout. Anyways I hope to get to know you guys! Good Luck!
SmilingCats responded:
Hello Kourtne, and welcome! The Boardies on this group are very supportive and wise. We don't recommends specific diets, but rather shift focus to living a healthy life and making permanent changes. Stick around, you'll be glad you did!
Barbara - SW 251, CW 199.5, GW 140
Goal: To learn to celebrate without eating unhealthy food.
jis4judy responded:
Hi Kourtne
welcome aboard like Barbara mentioned we are a group that recomends permanent changes not dieting to attain a certain weight ... because if that number on the scale is attained on a diet most people revert back to old eating habits and regain the removed pounds with more added it is a nightmare ,,,
I like you enthusiasim for exercise thats great but the real problem that needs adressing is our food choices I was walking 3 miles a day while I was obese I didn;t remove much weight till I cut out proccessed foods and other junk type things .
So look closley at your eating habits make changes in portion control and nutrient dense is preffered over junky foods like baked goods and sweets any take out stuff
Hugs Judy:)
SW 247 CW 149ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

blondie454u responded:
My sister lives in London. Welcome aboard!
Amber CW 135 maintaining, SW 250. Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of a mental illness.
abnersmom responded:
Welcome Kourtne, Glad to have another person join us on our journey!
Debbie SW 265 CW 190 GW 150 - Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. - Arthur Ashe

rohvannyn replied to abnersmom's response:
Welcome Kourtne! Stick around! I agree with the others, getting rid of refined junk food and eating more whole foods is probably the most important thing you could do.

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