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

Some Realistic Thoughts Please!!!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
OnMyWayDown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 286

S/C/G: 322/see ticker/160

Height: 5ft5

Default Some Realistic Thoughts Please!!!

Ok so I have been doing really really well on my diet. Well at least eating and exercise wise. The scale however is not playing nice due to TOM and for some reason I have been fighting this plateau for a couple weeks.
Anyways, my Mother In Law is here for the weekend and I somehow stayed on plan Saturday and Sunday watching everyone else eat and drink whatever they wanted. I usually cheat a little bit on Sunday but yesterday I decided to stick with it and stuck to my plan. Today however I feel kinda crappy due to TOM and everyone wants to get Pizza and see a movie.
SO do I stop beating myself up and go and just maintain a reasonable portion or do I not go and stay on plan?
Here's the kicker my Husband will not go if I don't because he wants to be supportive. So I must admit I feel kinda guilty.....Plus lets be honest I so want to go.
IF it matters I did my workout anyways so no matter what I decide thats done
__________________
" The only thing standing in between who you are now and who you want to be is you "



Restarted Journey 01/10/2012
Mini Goal: Under 300 again.... Achieved 01/26/2012
Mini Goal: Less than my lowest last time 271.5

Last edited by OnMyWayDown : 06-20-2011 at 05:36 PM.
OnMyWayDown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
Made of Starstuff
 
Lovely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 8,806

Default

Even going to a pizza place (if that's where they're headed for dinner) there are usually -healthier- if not the "best" options. Salads that you can ask for dressing on the side, or grilled chicken instead of fried foods. I'm not really sure what your plan involves, but if you want pizza and have a slice while still having the majority of your meal be a salad then that seems both reasonable and on plan. (Unless it's not on plan for you, but again, I don't know what your plan involves)

Or if you're really, truly concerned about sticking to plan while they eat pizza, then grab something healthy at home and meet up with them at the movie theater for the show! You can easily say "No, Thanks!" to the popcorn and crappy junk food they sell there, since you'll be full from dinner.

If you want to go... this is real life... you should go. Plan wisely for the dinner, and have fun at the movie watching the movie - not eating snacks in the dark!
__________________
~Made of star stuff~
Lovely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 05:52 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
KatMarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 550

S/C/G: 325/125/maintaining

Height: 5'6.5

Default

I won't go if you don't go...that puts guilt on to you... might not know that's what he's doing, but it is. My husband used to say this and I finally had to tell him not to worry about what I am or am not eating. Are you at the point where you can go to a pizza place and eat just one small piece and not feel miserable? Like a small piece of hand tossed veggie pizza. Or eat a salad and bring your own salad dressing? Or let them go to the pizza place and meet them at the movies?
__________________


Link to before and after pics
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal...unds-gone.html
KatMarie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 06:05 PM   #4
Dukanista
 
April Snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,547

S/C/G: high263/current257/ticker/198

Height: 5'7"

Default

I agree that most pizza places will have a salad or *something* that you can eat and still stay on plan - assuming your willpower is strong enough for that. If you feel it will be too tempting, explain to your hub that while you appreciate the thought, the most supportive thing he can do is go out to dinner with him mom and you will meet them at the movies after having a good on-plan meal at home (and maybe tuck an on-plan snack you can enjoy into your bag for the movie?)

As tempting as the pizza may sound, think about this - if you are in TOM and still holding at the same weight, chances are you will break that plateau when TOM ends and your body gets rid of some of that excess water. Doesn't that sound better than a slice of pizza??
__________________
Restart 1/6/13 - GOAL (for now) back to prior low

HAPPY SPRING & APRIL FOOLS CHALLENGE
April Snow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 06:27 PM   #5
Hi From Canada, eh?
 
Trazey34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Canada, eh?
Posts: 2,362

S/C/G: check the ticker :)

Height: 5'8

Default

I'll chime in about the 'lifestyle' stuff again LOL it's life, people want to socialize and food is part of it. You can't stay home forever. Or worse, stay home for 6 months with your head in the sand and lose weight, yes, but then go on a feeding frenzy once you're 'done'. I say GO and have fun, GO and get the healthiest option you can. If your hubby can guilt YOU maybe you can guilt HIM right back lol -- "gee, I'd go if we could eat something BESIDES pizza...there's that little place close to the theatre..." heh. But even with pizza, ONE slice with a diet soda is still fun and exciting and won't sink you for the week. You gotta enjoy life and not be made to feel on the outskirts, or that you're being punished. Like so many have said, there's bound to be a healthier option, even a slice loaded up with veg is better than sausage!
__________________

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 06-20-2011, 06:57 PM   #6
I'm a SWIMMER!
 
joyfulloser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,767

S/C/G: 209.4/149.2/150

Height: 5'9

Default

I'd say if you are craving pizza, you've ate on plan all week...then GO HAVE PIZZA..not DIET pizza...but the reall oowee goowee kind! When you try substituting it just makes you want the real stuff more, then you end of eating stuff you don't really like...all to finally over endulge in the real stuff anyways.

BTW, I lost 60 pounds having PIZZA NIGHT just about every week! I ate anything I wanted for one meal once per week. Deprivation leads to the dreaded ALL or NOTHING attitude which kills/sabotogues healthy lifestyle.
__________________
My WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY ---> http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/calo...op-26-lbs.html

FINALLY MADE GOAL! Pics here--->http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal...goal-pics.html

joyfulloser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
linJber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NW PA
Posts: 1,609

S/C/G: 255/holding at 162/160

Height: 5'-7"

Default

I'm probably too late here, but I think going is important. I also realize how important it is not to feel pressured, so opt to eat at home if you want to and meet them at the movie. If that isn't an option because of only 1 car or the distance and the price of gas, eat a salad at home and have one slice with everyone. Have fun. What good is it to get healthy and be left out?

Lin
__________________


Life style change started on Jan 13, 2011. I was going to lose 100 pounds by Christmas.
I lost 93 pounds by Oct 1, 2011 and am holding there for now. We'll see what happens.
New goal: To maintain at about 160 Final Goal: To decide if I need to lose more
Just Keep On Keepin' On
linJber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 08:29 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
OnMyWayDown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 286

S/C/G: 322/see ticker/160

Height: 5ft5

Default

So it turns out that I am AWESOME!!!!!! I decided what the heck If I can watch everyone eat and drink all weekend and not succumb to it than I can have a slice of pizza and be fine with it.
AND............................
Low and behold I can!!!!!!!!!!!
The table ordered wings and a supreme pizza. I asked the waiter to have the meat left off of 1/4 of the pizza and for a side salad with oil and vinegar.
My husband asked for light cheese and light sauce and off we went.
I had one lite beer and a ton of water. The waiter actually got so sick of filling my glass he brought me a pitcher.
I ate 1 slice of pizza and my side salad and was completely happy.
The movie was fun and I packed some mixed nuts in a little baggy like I always do and munched on those and some more water.

Woke up this morning and I guess TOM ran away because the scale says I have finally lost something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for all your input.

I have to say I was kind of surprised that everyone thought that I should go but in the end I must say it kinda made me feel powerful to be able to do it.
__________________
" The only thing standing in between who you are now and who you want to be is you "



Restarted Journey 01/10/2012
Mini Goal: Under 300 again.... Achieved 01/26/2012
Mini Goal: Less than my lowest last time 271.5

Last edited by OnMyWayDown : 06-21-2011 at 08:30 AM.
OnMyWayDown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 09:33 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
sept15lija's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,679

S/C/G: 201/198.6/140

Height: 5'4"

Default

Good for you!!! You did awesome! Pizza is one of my major weaknesses, one slice leads to another and another...and you get the picture. You are a strong woman!
__________________
Journey Started: June 22, 2010 (233 lbs)
Met Goal: June 22, 2011 (133 lbs)
Starting again April 16, 2015 - losing weight from 3rd baby!!


sept15lija is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 09:38 AM   #10
Moderator - 100lb club
 
Sandi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 6,222

Height: 5'6

Default

Rockstar!!!

So far I have not skipped one event to stay on plan. I just figure it out. I refuse to sit life out. I will admit that most of the time I bring my own food and the time that we went to a pizza place for a family birthday I skipped it and ate after. So you are awesome for making 1 piece work!
__________________

The Secret is: CONSISTENCY
Sandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 10:31 AM   #11
Dukanista
 
April Snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,547

S/C/G: high263/current257/ticker/198

Height: 5'7"

Default

great job, onmywaydown!!!

And a great learning experience about being able to successfully manage a situation so you can socialize but still stay on plan.
__________________
Restart 1/6/13 - GOAL (for now) back to prior low

HAPPY SPRING & APRIL FOOLS CHALLENGE
April Snow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 02:53 PM   #12
Made of Starstuff
 
Lovely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 8,806

Default

So happy to hear it worked out for you! Awesome job!
__________________
~Made of star stuff~
Lovely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
linJber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NW PA
Posts: 1,609

S/C/G: 255/holding at 162/160

Height: 5'-7"

Default

Life is going to keep coming at you no matter what. Each little victory is what makes us stronger and able to make the correct choices next time. We can't sit out and let everyone have the fun without us. Keep up the good work! You really are awesome.

Lin
__________________


Life style change started on Jan 13, 2011. I was going to lose 100 pounds by Christmas.
I lost 93 pounds by Oct 1, 2011 and am holding there for now. We'll see what happens.
New goal: To maintain at about 160 Final Goal: To decide if I need to lose more
Just Keep On Keepin' On
linJber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 10:37 PM   #14
Go Blue!
 
Somni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 518

S/C/G: 286.8/180.6/145

Default

Woo! I didn't post because I figured I missed you but I was going to vote to go too! Too much of putting life on hold and it starts to feel like a temporary punishment you can't wait to be done with, not an attainable life change.

I'm so glad you went and everything turned out so well! And that the scale moved! WOOHOO!
__________________


~ Started 3/5/11 ~
Goal #1: 5% (-14) - 4/16/11 * Goal #2: 10% (-28.7) - 6/11/11 * Goal #3: 236.8 (-50) - 8/6/11
Goal #4: 211.8 (-75) - 10/29/11 * Goal #5: Onederland! - 12/17/11 * Goal #6: 186.8 (-100) - 4/28/12

Goal #7: 175
Goal #8: 161.8 (-125)
Somni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 12:07 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
MrsTee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 424

Default

Totally brilliant outcome. I did the same this weekend, pizza or pasta provided at a netball tournament no choices, so I chose pasta not pizza, and ate a very small proportion of the container, then slipped it in my bag, bought it home for my son!
I also noticed lots of the athletes eat only what they feel like - leave the rest - don't care at all about all the food lying about. I on the hand, left the room and went back out to watch the game, not staying about with all that temptation....

BUT agree so much with all the comments, we can't just avoid life - need to modify it!!
__________________


Christmas goal - 110 kilos Reached 19.12.2011
MrsTee 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Playing House ryeb General chatter 60 06-29-2011 04:38 PM
Here It Is! My Big Weight Loss Secret!!! MrsJim Does it Work? 60 06-28-2006 01:17 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:38 AM.






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