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Old 09-11-2003, 09:36 AM   #1
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FatBoy Roy here...Is everybody ready to rumble??? O.K.--Let's review just a minute. FatBoy Roy, that's me, tip-toed on the scales on August 18, 2003 at 350 pounds...and the scales actually survived the sudden impact!!! Now, 24 days later, FatBoy Roy has lost 23 pounds of greasy yellow lard and only has 107 pounds to go to get down to my goal of 220, which is what O' FatBoy Roy weighed during the college days!!! I will share my weight loss journey with all you fine folks and "How I done it"...but not as a prescription for what YOU need to do. Maybe some things I am doing will help you...maybe not. However, I am an authority on being FAT...so there!!!

Baby Step # 1 is an easy one, even for me!! Go to ******.com and register your fat self! It's free and painless. Keep track of what you stuff in your pie hole every beautiful day! Write in the journal that you will find there. Enter all the activities you do, even if it's walking around the house for a minute or two to find the bathroom! If you don't like that website, there are plenty of others, or break out the old pencil and notebook and write it all down for the good of posterity!!! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

Now that O' FatBoy Roy has a daily journal, a list of all food intake, activities and what-not...the next baby step is in order...SO BRACE YOURSELF FOR STEP 2!!

Baby Step #2 is an important one. Everybody knows that "One is the loneliest number that you"ll ever do", even FatBoy Roy knows that!! So let's find our chubby-self a buddy, a pal, a friend...someone you can talk to and tell them that you are sick of being flabby and feeling like a whale out of water!!! YES, it helps to have a "Support Group" of one or more souls that will actually listen to you and care about you. You NEED to feel the love! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/love2.gif So pick up the phone, go see your long-lost friend, get on-line to someone you know...someone who will be there for you!!! Many of you have friends here on this board who really care about you...so a good choice may be right here! BUT WHEREVER, find someone to share your journey. It really will help you...even if you are a loner, a hermit, or even if you just crawled out from under a rock or out of the Lost Caves of Guatemala...get yourself a companion on this journey! If you absolutely can't find anyone...O' FatBoy Roy is here with washtubs full of lard to lose and we can head off toward the horizon together!!!

So... FatBoy Roy's Baby Step 1 & 2 aren't too bad...but don't under-estimate the importance of a good foundation, a framework, a gridwork for what is to come. This is a journey to change your life...it IS important!!! So let's all shake our tail-feathers and get it done!!! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

Let O' FatBoy know what's cookin' and get ready for my baby step #3...

 
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Old 09-11-2003, 09:46 AM   #2
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Welocme back Roy; we've been waiting for you! Truth is......I've been kinda down today and letting my food choices get the best of me. After reading your post--my spirits have been lifted and I'm ready to try harder!!! Everything that I've done wrong today thus far (eating wise) is in the past and I'm ready to begin over. That's part of the process when taking baby steps, right??? Anyway. I just wanted to say thanks for popping in...........I'll stay tuned for step #3!!! Have a good one!

Jen

 
Old 09-11-2003, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thank you Jen for the kind words...It's make me feel warm all over and as large as I am...that's something!!! You are exactly right...The rest of our life starts right now...We can do this thing and we can start right now... http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

 
Old 09-11-2003, 10:18 AM   #4
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OH ROY!!! this was an EASY step!!!! I know, myself, I have found MANY a buddies on this here very group! yay....I've now successfully completed TWO of fat boy roy's weight loss steps! woo hoo, go me, go me http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

(i too love ******, btw..ive been using it for a long time...really helps keep you in check!)

Thanks for the smiles Roy, on this somber day.

 
Old 09-11-2003, 10:30 AM   #5
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Dietprincess...It's sweet to know that so many of us have common goals, dreams and desires...It's nice to take this journey with others who truly care and know what it's like to watch life passing us by as we sit on our fat arse...BUT...all that is "behind" us now...We are ready to boogie http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

 
Old 09-11-2003, 10:48 AM   #6
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I completed my first 2 steps! I'm with you Roy! Let's do it! Thanks for making us laugh!

JoJo http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:12 PM   #7
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roy: i LOVE youre SOH!!!!!! go get em!!!!

jen:im so sorry hon, but i KNOW you can do it!!

hi jojoooooooooooooooooooooo!

 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:14 PM   #8
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You are so right roy!! I usually fall off the band wagon by now but having a support group had helped me in more ways then 1. I was actually embarassed to tell others about my weight and stuff, but I feel good here. I love all the people on this board. they are the best group pf folks around. I have only been here for a few weeks..but I plan to stay around for a very long time. So thanks for your tips..and we cant wait for the next step!! you keep us in such suspense. I love the way you write, it keeps my chubs rollin..lol
thanks again
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Old 09-11-2003, 01:38 PM   #9
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JoJo...It's going to be a good journey...whatever method any of us uses...We owe it to ourselves to get this flab off...live longer...be healthier in mind, body and spirit...We can get this thing rolling and like the song says, "nothin' goin' stop us now"... http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

 
Old 09-11-2003, 01:47 PM   #10
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Andrea...I'm feeling the love...and I send it right back to you!!! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/love1.gif Remember the tune from the Bellamy Brothers, "Just let your love flow
like a mountain stream
and let your love grow
with the smallest of dreams
and let your love show
And you'll know what I mean
it's the season.
Let your love fly
like a bird on the wing
And let your love bind you
to all living things,
and let your love shine
and you'll know what I mean,
that's the reason.... http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

 
Old 09-11-2003, 01:56 PM   #11
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Amber...I can tell you are a very sweet person...It's really great that we are all here together...like one big family...here for each other...supporting everyone through "thick" and thin...Remember the song,

"What the world needs now
is love, sweet love
it's the only thing
that there's just too little of
What the world needs now
is love, sweet love,
no not just for some
but for everyone. http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

 
Old 09-11-2003, 03:08 PM   #12
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((((((((((((((AP)))))))))))))))))


Roy, you know your music!

JoJo

 
Old 09-11-2003, 03:30 PM   #13
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JoJo...sing along...

All we need is music, sweet music,
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swingin' swayin', and records playin,
Dancin' in the street... http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif

 
Old 09-11-2003, 04:06 PM   #14
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Hey Roy,
I agree that your sense of humour is very refreshing. I started out at just over 300lb and I'm only 5ft 4in. I'm down to 284lb but still have a long way to go. I am going right now to join ****** and see how that works. I don't really have a buddy to do this with as I'm in Australia and all my friends and family are back in the states. We're going home in Nov but that's 2mo away. My hubby tries to be supportive but he's skinny as a rail and can eat anything he wants. UGH!! Anyway, thanks for joining the board and making me smile with your posts. Sometimes a good laugh is al it takes to turn a crappy day into a happy day. Keep up the good work Roy!!

 
Old 09-11-2003, 04:36 PM   #15
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MyLilButterball...thank you for your kind remarks...It can be difficult when you are far away from family and friends...But you are down at least 16 pounds from your max...and that ain't small potatoes... I hope you enjoy ******.com...and if that doesn't float your boat, there are others out there that may help...I have one friend who prefers notebooks and graphs on his wall...so whatever works for you!! I'm sure there are many fabulous folks on this board that will be a buddy to you...including O' FatBoy Roy!! It's all about sharing the love and supporting each other...Let's celebrate each pound of flab we lose..."Let's Dance and Shout and Turn Ourselves About" http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif Laugh all the way to the scales

 
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