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I've been checking out the site today and it seems like a great place to get some motivation and great tips. I have been giving losing weight another try since the new year. I have lost 90 pounds before in 3 years time. Then I became diabetic (when I was at my best weight in years) and had to go on insulin. I gained 60 pounds back in 2 months, and then some. I have even gained 40 more pounds than I was before. I have several chronic conditions and can no longer walk like I used to, which helped me lose the weight before. I've been angry about the way it came back on so quickly. But I am motivated to get going again. I have lost about 14 pounds in the first 2 weeks, but have now slowed down a bit. Plan to keep on going though.

I felt so much sympathy for Aimee when I read about her weight loss journey and success, only to gain it back after a rough couple of years. It is so hard to lose, and sooo easy to put back on. I can't tell you how many times I have been a weight watchers member in the last 20 years. Each time, or should I say, most times, I was successful at losing some weight, but have never gotten to goal. I still believe in the WW way of eating though. Nothing is off limits, just done in proportion. That is how it should be. Right now I am tracking everything I eat, calories, fat grams, carbs and fiber. Trying to set my daily goal at 1600 cal, 54 g. fat (30%), 200 carbs, and at least 25 g. fiber. I don't always meet my goals, but try to stay as close as I can. Usually when I go over, it is because I am having a low blood sugar and must eat to bring it back up. I end up using several hundred calories at times when I really don't want to eat! That is so frustrating!

Well, my story is going on, and on. I will be checking out some of the recipes on this site. I have already seen a couple that look worth trying!

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Welcome to the group Sherrie. Glad to see I am not the only newbie around here. Sounds like you are motivated to lose the weight and you know we are all rooting for you! Keep us posted.

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Welcome Sherrie! Glad to have you with us. :) Feel free to post anytime.

Re: Newbie

Welcome everyone..glad to have you aboard....Keep us posted how you are doing. I'm trying to walk every night for at least 40 min. and one night I did an hr. I'm afraid to omit one night, afraid to get out of the "habit"...LOL...Good luck to everyone...