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

Home and disappointed...

Thread Tools
Old 10-05-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In La-La Land
Posts: 3,687

Height: 5'8"

Default Home and disappointed...

So, somehow I survived being on the road for six days.

I ate in restaurants, at a banquet, and in served meals. I was HYPER careful-- even getting up from some meals hungry rather than take a chance at eating too much.

I hit the hotel gym and pool as often as I could.

This was the first time I've been away from my scale, and I was worried, but secretly, I was pretty sure I would have dropped...

Haven't done my official morning weigh in, but it looks like I'm exactly the same....

That's doubly hard because it's been ten days since I lost a pound.

I was dropping really fast for a while, and now I just feel stuck.

I am trying to pat myself on the back for sticking with it even while travelling, but I'm discouraged with the results.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill
ubergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 10:41 PM   #2
Not Giving Up!
LitChick's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: near Atlanta, GA
Posts: 969

S/C/G: 351/ticker/160

Height: 5'7"


I wouldn't worry too much, although it's frustrating, I know! I find when I travel that even if I stick to plan, I don't lose anything for a few days afterward. It's like the stress and travel make me retain water or hold onto every ounce. Then after a few days I drop.

And congratulations for staying on plan and exercising! That is the main thing, to remember you have made a lifestyle change, not just a temporary diet.
~*~*~ Lesley ~*~*~

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail". Ralph Waldo Emerson

Last edited by LitChick : 10-05-2009 at 10:42 PM.
LitChick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 10:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In La-La Land
Posts: 3,687

Height: 5'8"


Thanks Lit... I *know* you're right, but I've been psyched out about being stalled even though it hasn't really been that long.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill
ubergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 10:51 PM   #4
Escape from my fat suit
better health3's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 445

S/C/G: 268/CW/125


now I just feel stuck.
The good news is you didn't gain. Keep on target and you will lose. You tried to adhere as much as you could. Keep going. Focus on changing the habits and it will come off. Good luck.
better health3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 10:52 PM   #5
wants that Louis Vuitton!
StellarGirl's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 185

S/C/G: 300/203.4/170

Height: 5'5"


did you fly or sit in the car for a long time? that can make you retain water! Make sure you drink a LOT and you should see that number drop.

You should feel great about your success....at least you didn't gain anything...and look how far you've come so far!

StellarGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 11:06 PM   #6
Former Quitter
GirlyGirlSebas's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,500

S/C/G: 310/310/180

Height: 5'7


I'm so sorry that the scales are letting you down right now. Please give them a few days. I bet they will catch up.
- Rhonda

"Live the life you've always imagined." Henry David Thoreau

GirlyGirlSebas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2009, 11:51 PM   #7
Starting over
Alana in Canada's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 922

S/C/G: 257.8/242.4/135

Height: 5' 5"


Scale, schmale.

You did very well. I don't think you could have done any better!

Celebrate that! Be proud of yourself for managing a difficult situation according to your goals and your objectives.

I hereby award dancing carrots to you for your sheer awesomeness!
my weight loss blog: http://mypsychemysoma.blogspot.com/

"Your best weight is whatever weight you reach, when you're living the healthiest life you actually enjoy." Yoni Freedhoff
Alana in Canada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 12:13 AM   #8
Green Tomatoes
gardenerjoy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kirkwood, Missouri
Posts: 6,328

S/C/G: 241/184/179

Height: 5'9"


You did great! One thing you didn't have control over was sodium and you may have got a lot more than you are used to. Drink lots of water and I'll bet the scale will give you a satisfying whoosh in a few days!

Project: back to goal, 5 pounds at a time
My goal story: Fifty and feeling fabulous!
Visit Joy's Book Blog -- I review cookbooks and diet books most Saturdays!
gardenerjoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 01:06 AM   #9
NEVER EVER going back
cfmama's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,747

S/C/G: 377/240's/150

Height: 5 feet 5 inches


You maintained.

On vacation.

Give yourself a hand.
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
cfmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 01:48 AM   #10
Metric Member
Couch's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 328

S/C/G: 127/89.2/66kg(279/196.2/145lb)

Height: 163cm (5' 4")


Yup, nthing the "drink lots of water and wait to see if it whooshes". Thars salt in them thar restuarant meals.

Oh, here's the bandwagon, right where I left it
Couch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 02:59 AM   #11
fat chick FKA Velveteen
PinkyPie's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Arnhem, the Netherlands
Posts: 1,427

S/C/G: 210.5/171/G 154

Height: 5'5½


I was going to say the same thing about hidden sodium! A colleague of mine, who is also following WW recently came off of a week long business trip and he had the same story. He was uber-careful everywhere he ate, he exercised, he drank no alcohol, etc, and he stayed the same. He was so upset, felt like giving up even and I asked him if he had considered all the sodium in the restaurant meals and he hadn't even thought of it! One week later and tons of water - 2 lbs lost!

Hang in there and CELEBRATE maintaining in that situation. Consider it practice for when you are at goal and maintaining
~Renée (do I seem familiar to you?? )

run - laugh - eat pie||Twitter
PinkyPie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 05:16 AM   #12
Senior Member
Suezeeque's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 240

S/C/G: 311.5/289.5/150

Height: 5'6"


Ditto on those processed foods! Prepared foods are loaded with sodium. If you are terribly anxious then go on very low carbs for a couple of days and this should do it. Nothing prepared and no salt. Basically just protein and veggies.

"There is no use trying,"said Alice; "One can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

Lewis Carroll
Suezeeque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2009, 05:41 AM   #13
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 335

S/C/G: 308/176/150

Height: 5ft 5


Well done on staying the same while away - that's a massive achievement I was also careful when we went away - at leats most the time and did a lot of walking. We were away 2 and a half weeks and I put on 1lb. 5 days later I weighed myself again and had lots 4lb which means I must of dropped while away and ust of been carrying water weight from travelling and eating more carbs.

Drink lots of water and stay on plan and you may get a whoosh in the next few days but even if you don't if you stayed the same (maybe more calories in soem of the food you had than you thought???) think how much weight you may of put on if you hadn't made such sensible choices. It's hard staying on plan whiel away so well done on doing so well
By the end of May????

Rainbow is offline   Reply With Quote
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 08:04 PM.

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