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Support for those who have a little to lose
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This is a community for people who want to lose a few pounds and want to do so in a healthy, gradual way.

You are encouraged to join if:
--you have between 5 and 20 lbs to lose
--you are on a slow-and-steady plan
--you want support, ideas, recipes and accountability from friendly people
--you're thinking about losing weight but don't know how to start
--you want to trim and tone, but aren't necessarily unhappy with how you look
--you're seeking a healthier lifestyle, with more physical activity and/or better eating

This community is NOT for:
--persons who have or promote disordered eating (including anorexia, bulimia, etc.)
--people who want to lose a lot of weight quickly
--people who are dieting for a short period
--people taking dangerous "supplements" or looking for a quick fix

My philosophy is that health comes first; looking good is secondary.

Please note, I *will* be ruthless when it comes to trolls. I *will* close membership to the community if need be. This is a safe space.

Please also note: If you are underweight, you are not welcome here. If you are within the normal range, you are welcome, as long as you intend to stay within a normal range. As a community of mostly-overweight women, you'll probably receive the most support and sympathy if your BMI is over 24. For a BMI calculator and guidelines, see this site.

A few guidelines:
--photos are fine, but keep them a reasonable size and put multiple pictures behind a cut.
--be nice. don't flame.
--if you're just joining, please post an introductory post with the following:

Your name:
Age:
Location:
Starting weight/current weight (both if you aren't just starting) & height:
Goal:
Plan of attack:
Things you need help with:
Anything else you want us to know:

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