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

I'm back! (again)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-02-2006, 11:24 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Safora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Colorado
Posts: 127

Default I'm back! (again)

Hi everyone. I have been gone for too long. It is good to be back.

I had gotten down to 270 when I was here before. Then I gained a couple pounds around Christmas time and shortly there after gave up and got back up to 294. I do not want to end up over 300 again so I have to do something NOW.

Part of the reason I stopped following my plan was that my husband injured his legs and since he was my workout partner, I "recovered" with him. And since I wasn't exercising I lost focus on my eating plan too.

I think the other part is more psychological. At 270 I was really close to my 1st big goal of 100 lbs gone. And I panicked. I find that when I lose weight I get anxious. It is like someone is taking away my security blanket. But now that I am consiously aware of it I can work on the reasons behind my anxiety instead of just gaining the weight back and hiding. And I now realize that sometimes just sticking to the plan, whether or not I'm having emotional issues, is all that is needed. I sometimes have to remind myself that in order to reach my goals, it doesn't always matter how I feel, only what I do.

So my plan is to count calories and exercise. I will focus mostly on calorie balance. I plan to have a negative calorie balance of 1250 per day. Which motivates me to exercize, since I will be able to eat more calories the more I exercize.

AND WATER WATER WATER...

Before Christmas time my husband got us a home gym with elliptical, treadmill and a smith gym and free weights. The TV is also located in the basement so I can do workout videos. I really have no excuse to avoid exercizing.


So what's different this time?



Our latest purchase/obsession is mountain biking. We got bikes and I am learning how to ride. The last time I was consistently on a bike, I was a kid. And I got that one taken away from me because I accidentally rode into the road. So learning again is taking some time. But wow, what a work-out. I can get my heart rate much higher for longer periods, and it is easy on my joints. I am not in pain at all the next day. And the best part is...it is FUN!

Where I live there is a network of trails all over the city so eventually I could get anywhere I wanted on my bike. And the parks here are beautiful...so much to see...It is so freeing to be able to get somewhere on my own steam and to explore the city I live in. (Thank God for DH's GPS so we can find our way back home after all this exploring )

Right now I get out of breath and my HR is in the high 90%'s going up any hill and I can only do the easy trails, but that will improve with time. And going downhill is a blast! It is nice to finally have a fitness goal that is independent of the weight loss goal. I am no longer exercizing just because I have to. It is honestly something I am look forward to doing. (Oh no I am turning into one of those people.

So at this point, I have absolutely no reason not to stick to this. I have all the equiptment I could possibly want, a supportive husband (who doubles as exercize partner & trainer) and the time to devote to this. It would almost be harder to stay fat. I guess this is what people mean by setting your self up for success.

Things I have to watch out for...

I have to keep an eye on my emotions and not use them as an excuse to eat or to give up. I have recently learned that emotional issues do not excuse you from the rest of your life, and now I have to apply that to exercize.

I have to watch the "I didn't have time" trap. As DH says "You wouldn't say you didn't have time to shower before going to work would you?...Same thing" It is all about priorities.

And I need to watch my letting things slide after the initial motivation wears off. I tend to start strong and then after awhile bad habits creep back in and I find I am exercizing less and I start saying "well I will get back on plan tomorrow...one day can't hurt" and then I've gained 20 lbs before I know it. Coming here will help me to keep focused on my goals. Faithfully using fitday will keep track of my eating. And using the software that comes with my HR monitor will keep me accountable with my exercize.

So I am back (with a vengance ) and am going to do this, and not give up. I can't wait to talk to everyone here again. It has been too long.

(Original "I'm Back" post 11/2005 I'm Back )
__________________
"Move and show me what you can do when you step into the circle and shake like we do; Move when you just can't take it and move if you just feel like breaking it"~ TFK



Last edited by Safora : 07-02-2006 at 11:43 PM.
Safora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2006, 11:36 PM   #2
Moderator
 
Heather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 11,475

S/C/G: 295/225/back to Onederland

Height: 5'5"

Default

Welcome Back, Victoria! Sounds like you have a great attitude to get you going again and something fun to help you get into a groove! Great to see you back!
__________________


My 5 C's of healthy living: Commitment to conscious control, with the understanding that choices have consequences
Heather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2006, 12:05 AM   #3
Moderator - 100lb club
 
Sandi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 6,219

Height: 5'6

Default

Hey there!!! I am so glad to see you back!!! It really sounds like you are on the right track!! Congratulations for coming back and getting back on track! I know you'll do this and pass that 100 lb loss in no time!!
__________________

The Secret is: CONSISTENCY
Sandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2006, 11:05 AM   #4
Co-Mod
 
shrinkingchica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,585

S/C/G: 272/129/127

Default

Welcome Back!!
__________________
Lost: 140ish lbs
Maintainence: 2 years


My "Happy" Weight:


****Charlotte****
shrinkingchica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2006, 01:21 PM   #5
if only she'd lose weight
 
SuchAPrettyFace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 3,249

S/C/G: 360/see ticker/180

Height: 5'7

Default

I remember you!! Welcome back and thank you for sharing some of your words of wisdom. They are really something for me to think about.
__________________




"It's never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot
SuchAPrettyFace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 08:46 AM   #6
One pound at a time...
 
ChocLabLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,216

Default

back Victoria!
__________________
Carol
Long Term Goal

ChocLabLover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 09:37 AM   #7
Red Team Member
 
Cassie501107's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,535

S/C/G: 289/206.5/140

Height: 5'4"

Default

Welcome back! No doubt you'll get right back on track!
__________________
Make room in ONEderland Goal:


Long-Term Goal:
Cassie501107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 11:04 AM   #8
Made in England!
 
DishyFishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,377

S/C/G: 260/245/169

Height: 5' 4"

Default

Welcome back, Victoria!

Great post. It sounds as though you're really setting yourself up for success.
__________________
-- Ali the <*)))>((
Regained 83 lbs
Interim goals
  • Previous High Weight of 247 (Oct 2005)
  • No longer morbidly obese at 232
  • Quit-Smoking Weight of 224 (Jan 2008)
  • Return to Onederland
  • Previous Low Weight of 177 (April 2006)
DishyFishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 03:00 PM   #9
Never surrender
 
dragonwoman64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 2,751

S/C/G: 251 current/237 minigoal/180

Height: 5' 9"

Default

wow, your post got me revved up. Very well thought out plan (and you've already had so much success, 72 lbs, whew! congrats) The mountain biking sounds like a blast. We have a very big park just a couple of blocks from us where people bike all the time. That's something I can see myself doing.

Take care.
__________________
dragonwoman64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 09:24 PM   #10
No Excuses/No Whining!
 
supernurse_mommie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NE Oklahoma
Posts: 156

S/C/G: 333/263/185

Height: 5'7"

Default

Welcome back.. your enthusiasm is contagious .. THANKS!

Have fun with the biking!!
__________________

HW-333/SW-285/CW-262/GW-185
Labor Day Goal 250 The whole Journey since MARCH 2005
August 1 weight 262
supernurse_mommie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 07:40 AM   #11
~~Maintainer!~~
 
jtammy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 2,496

S/C/G: 346/186/186

Height: 5' 9"

Default

Welcome back! I want to start biking again too (not mountain biking though, just plain old bicycling ). Just gotta make time to get some repairs done on our bikes. I used to love that. Just one more thing I quit doing when I got fat(ter).
__________________
Tammy

160 lbs lost!


My progress pictures
jtammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 09:04 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Safora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Colorado
Posts: 127

Default

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
__________________
"Move and show me what you can do when you step into the circle and shake like we do; Move when you just can't take it and move if you just feel like breaking it"~ TFK


Safora 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 06:19 PM.






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