3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

Never Imagined It Would Be This Easy

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-01-2007, 08:30 PM   #1
Member
 
PattyW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South
Posts: 36

S/C/G: 229/220/129

Height: 5'5"

Default Never Imagined It Would Be This Easy

I just started the Sonoma Diet so I can't attest to weight-loss results yet but I have been eating the greatest stuff and I have lots of energy.

Tonight I had a stuffed bell pepper (made with extra lean ground beef, brown rice, onions, diced tomatoes and spices) and a piece of whole wheat toast and I was satisfied. What a diet!

I don't even miss the sugar! My daughter fixed herself a bowl of vanilla ice cream with chocolate topping (the kind that hardens when it's poured on the cold ice cream). It's one of my favorite "at-home" ice cream treats. Typically, I would have fixed myself a huge bowl of the stuff but I didn't even want any!

As for exercise, I walked a mile today (brisk pace) listening to my Ipod. This is the kind of lifestyle change I needed. I feel great!
__________________
Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
PattyW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2007, 09:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
MaWhit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Colorado
Posts: 240

Height: 5'7"

Default

That's great!
MaWhit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
Doing it!
 
108tolose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Deep south
Posts: 87

S/C/G: 268.5/254.5/160

Height: 5'10"

Default

Wonderful!
__________________
1st Mini Goal (by Feb 20):


Long term goal:
108tolose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2007, 11:39 PM   #4
You can do it!!!!
 
Monkeybabies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 729

S/C/G: 294/260/200

Height: 5'3

Default

Great job Patty. I would love to have that recipe...sounds scrumptious. Don't cha just love your ipod? (although I hate the ear pieces) I got mine so I could work out to those up beat, get me in the pumped up mood, type of songs!! For Christmas, my hubby bought me the Bose docking base for the ipod. OMG...it sounds beautiful! Keep up the good work..and yummy meals.
__________________
Gina

"There is no try, there is only DO" Yoda

Monkeybabies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2007, 12:21 AM   #5
Future marathon runner
 
Raelynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 817

S/C/G: 310/190/175

Height: 5'8"

Default

It sounds like you had a great day - way to go!!
Raelynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2007, 10:23 AM   #6
Movin' and Groovin'
 
JennyWenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 145

S/C/G: 289/269/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

Great job, PattyW!! You are doing awesome!
__________________
JennyWenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2007, 03:08 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,182

S/C/G: 200/Ethan born 1-11-13/130

Default

That was exactly my experience when I stopped eating so much junk/processed crap and switched to eating more whole foods. I lost 70+ lbs and I couldn't believe how easy it ultimately was. I always say that losing weight was both the hardest thing (because of all the planning and packing lunches etc) and the easiest thing (basically eat less bad foods, eat more good foods, exercise) I have ever done.

Keep going!!!
__________________
SIX YEARS at maintenance weight!

My very long weight loss story

"I saw an angel in the marble and I chiseled until I set it free."
Michelangelo
Glory87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2007, 05:23 PM   #8
3 + years maintaining
 
rockinrobin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,070

S/C/G: 287/120's

Height: 5 foot nuthin'

Default

Oh yes, funny enough it's not as hard as I thought it would be. I have a looong way to go, but up til this point it hasn't been so bad. Without a doubt certain days are better then others. But on a whole it's been an almost enjoyable experience. Definitely an enjoyable experience. The hardest part was making the actual decision to lose the weight, change the lifestyle and stick to. But once I got into it, I got into it. I just wish I would have figured that out a long time ago.
rockinrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2007, 07:12 PM   #9
Never want to go back!
 
CLCSC145's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,804

S/C/G: 338.4/190.8/165

Height: 6 ft

Default

I find the hardest part is being patient to last to the end. The food bit comes really easy to me, which is weird since I've had a problem with compulsive eating since I was 7. It's like wrestling a giant python for 28 years and finally getting the upper hand. The feeling of control is addicting in itself.

Now if only the exercise part would begin to feel as natural!
__________________
CLCSC145 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2007, 07:26 PM   #10
3 + years maintaining
 
rockinrobin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,070

S/C/G: 287/120's

Height: 5 foot nuthin'

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CLCSC145 View Post
The feeling of control is addicting in itself.
I've been here at 3fc about 3 1/2 months and that's the first time anyone has said anything even remotely comes close to that. And that's basically it in a nutshell as far as it getting easier. And it is the coolest feeling in the world.

Okay, after having said that - I gotta confess I'm having a not so in control kind of a day today. I guess some days are easier then others. I had one of my nibbling days. Not terrible, I nibbled on chicken and spinach and broccoli and red pepper and mushrooms. So in order to stay within my calorie range, I had to forgo first lunch and now dinner. . So though I stayed on target calorie wise, I felt very out of control today and I don't like it. Thank goodness tomorrow is a new day with new opportunities to improve oneself. I'd like to get today behind me. Far behind.
rockinrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:37 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2