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

Does this feel like a roller coaster to anyone else?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
All things are possible!!
 
Havingfaith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 98

Default Does this feel like a roller coaster to anyone else?

I guess I'm just checking to see if I'm normal!

I have times when I am so psyched up about eating right and exercising. I see the goal - I see myself succeeding in losing this extra weight. I focus on my successes and my mini-goals. I can do it, and nothing can stop me!

Then. . . there's the other times.

Sometimes I feel so down because it's such a HUGE goal, and I wonder if I can do it. I dread exercising, and I envy those people who don't have a problem with food.

This weekend has been such a rollercoaster for me. I had cravings yesterday, and I didn't do the fitness video I had planned to do. Today, I was DREADING going to the high school to work out - big time. I kept dragging my feet, for probably an hour before we went. I had such a crummy attitude during my workout. But as Dr. Phil says in the book I'm reading, "You don't have to like it - you just have to do it."

Am I the only one who deals with the roller coaster of emotions about it? Does it get better or worse as you go through this weight loss journey??
__________________
My ultimate goal:


My fourth 10-pound mini-goal:


One for every 10 pounds lost:

Last edited by Havingfaith : 01-20-2008 at 05:49 PM.
Havingfaith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 05:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
carolr3639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,777

Default

I know exactly how you feel. I just had the flu (tough way to lose weight) and have been eating much less and feeling great. But I'm up and down, too. I just posted and article by Kathy Smith that I thought was encouraging. Here's the link.

Intuitive Eating #5
__________________
Listening for the shout......
1 Thess. 4:16-17
carolr3639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 06:07 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
2beautiful2Bfat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 804

S/C/G: 236/221/136

Height: 5'7

Default

I'm sitting beside you on the rollercoaster!
And yes you are normal! If everyone stayed psyched all the time they would probably never relapse uinto old habits etc. I guess the trick is what to do when we feel less psyched/ motivated? I made myself a virtual model at my starting weight, halfway goal and final goal and put them on a paper that I look at for motivation.
__________________





new years goal 225 acheived Dec 16
valentines goal 213
Purim goal 199
Passover Goal 190
Cheese cake day June 8 goal 175
Independence day goal 167
2beautiful2Bfat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 06:25 PM   #4
low carbin' it
 
bluex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 152

S/C/G: ~256/153.5/154

Height: 5'6

Default

I can't say I enjoy walking, but you know what has helped me is having people that I walk with or go to the "gym" with. If I make a commitment with someone else, I am forced to go basically. It's easier to if you involve more people. That way if one bails, you still have others.
__________________
Journey Started 3/2006 - Goal Met 2/10/2008
Diabetes diagnosis 3/2006. On Metformin till 3/2008. No more meds!
bluex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 06:30 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
denialisnthappiness's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 428

S/C/G: 260.7/153/130

Height: Almost 5 foot 6

Default

It's absoloutley normal. I guess I just get through it by thinking that the 'downside' of the rollercoaster has to move into the 'upside' of it... I know it's going to go back down again but perseverance is the name of the game - it can't stay a downside of that rollercoaster forever!

For the most part I like working out (well I enjoy the feeling afterwards). I work out every other day at the moment - and sometimes when it's the downside of the rollercoaster and I'm working out I just keep telling myself -I just have to work as hard as I can for the next two hours then its another 48 hours before I'm back here again. I know that may sound negative etc but it's what gets me through. The food bit I find easier to control anyway.
__________________

"It's more stressful to continue being fat than to stop overeating."

No longer obese just overweight ... next stop - 68kg for 'healthy weight range'

Last edited by denialisnthappiness : 01-20-2008 at 06:31 PM.
denialisnthappiness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 06:54 PM   #6
Hi From Canada, eh?
 
Trazey34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Canada, eh?
Posts: 2,357

S/C/G: check the ticker :)

Height: 5'8

Default

no, it's just you - this whole thing is a breeze for everyone else LOL hahaha OK that's the funniest thing i've ever typed! hehehe

of course it's crappy and sucky sometimes, it's such a pain in the a$$ to have to think about food alllll the time, what can i have, what's for lunch 3 days from now, ugh! i get heartily sick of it weekly!

that being said, i can't even remotely imagine what losing 100lbs looks like, so i break it into chunks of 10 lbs, which i can handle. some months its been a four pound chunk LOL but it's off your butt so regardless of how much is OFF, it's OFF!

I wish there was a magic phrase to make everything easier, boy do i !!! All i know is 'this too shall pass', whatever mood you're in today, it'll change

keep it up! yay!
__________________

Started: 323
Now: 171 - nope, 165 now!
NOPE -- 162 now! Holy crap i've lost a PERSON!
Goal: 160


"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
Trazey34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 07:41 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
shelby897's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 1,853

Default

To be honest -- at this point in time, losing weight/exercise is the only rollercoaster I constantly can get my big butt on !! Some days I wake up feeling amazing, ready to eat right, exercise, etc. The next day/week could be a downward spiral to a weight gain. I have also noticed that if I do exercise/eat right one day, the next day usually tends to go well. But, the day I fail at either (even a little, tiny bit) the next day is a struggle. I try not to look at the "big picture", not worry about the scale, because to me it's all about correcting the big mess I've made of my eating over 37 years and "re-entering normal" (losing food obsessions, etc.). I'm a work in progress and as long as I progress (no matter how slow) the "100 pound hill" will be climbed before I know it!! Besides, a year will pass whether I try or not so my best effort is all I can ask.
__________________


Weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint.
shelby897 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 07:47 PM   #8
going, going, gone!!!!
 
thisrlipo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dallas
Posts: 50

S/C/G: 157/146.5/135

Height: 5'5"

Default

I hope that I am not butting in but I have been there with you all weekend long!!! I think I'm going to make it, I'm struggling and struggling and then my kids don't finish their meal, and I sabotage myself and clean their plate. I also found every excuse in the book not to workout today...good for you for at least making the effort. Sundays I'm on my own for that, bluex has it right, if I weren't meeting other for bootcamp lord only knows how bad it would be. Hopefully tomorrow we'll feel better. Don't give up it is normal for us to have a down day, but that's just it, for the majority of us we have to make sure that it doesn't go beyond that. So I'll make a promise if you make a promise, we are worth the extra effort it takes us to do what we have to do to eat right and exercise....we'll only feel better for doing it!
__________________
I Can Do this!!!
Goal:135 by May 2008



Easter Goal: 140
thisrlipo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 08:03 PM   #9
All things are possible!!
 
Havingfaith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 98

Default

You guys are awesome - seriously! And while I'm not happy that the rest of you go through these big roller-coaster changes in emotions/motivation, I AM happy that I am somewhat normal!

Oh, and I did do my workout today - I was just grumpy the whole time.

I just wish this whole weight-loss thing was easier - how lazy does that sound? LOL
__________________
My ultimate goal:


My fourth 10-pound mini-goal:


One for every 10 pounds lost:
Havingfaith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2008, 08:31 PM   #10
Linda
 
famograham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Beautiful Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada
Posts: 1,781

Height: 5'0"

Default

Every day of this is a rollercoaster!
HOWEVER, doing nothing about my weight, and knowing how badly I needed to, hating myself, retreating within myself was a much worse rollercoaster.

At least on this ride, we've got each other to hold onto when we're scared!

I'm right beside you!

Linda
__________________
TRYING to leave the batteries out of my scale!!
famograham 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 03:04 AM.






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