I found 3FC (Why do they call it that) the same way you did. I actually was watching my DVRed "The Biggest Looser" this morning and first went looking on their page for message boards - but there wasn't much on there for activity so I did a google search and found this page! Thank goodness!
I am also in this for the long run but have to reach my goal of 140 by Jan 15 because of that trip. That will keep me motivated! I also was abou 140 when I went to collage but got up to about 170 very quickly that first year. I joined the miltiary, and of course the weight came off...problem was that once out of basic training, I never wanted to do physical work again!
So I got back up to about 170ish quickly. I did weight watchers a couple years ago and was down to 150 pretty fast...then had a baby.
I weighed OVER 200LBS when I gave birth!!! OUCH!!! And easily got back to 165 and stuck here. I've tried going back to WW, but without my friends (whom I did it with the first time) I can't seem to keep myself motivated.
My biggest "trigger" is my husband. He eats constantly and terrible food (and never gains a pound.) It's hard too because he usually makes dinner and it's hard to pass up yummy, bad for me, food for something healthy when the bad stuff is right in front of me. I also am a closet fast food person and LOVE chinese food!
I work full time, am also in the Air Guard, on my last semester of collage and have a 17 month old so I'm queen at "I should be doing homework" when it's time to work out! I know it sounds crazy but the school is an online school and I'm able to do alot of it at work. And the guards thing is only once a month. So I really should not use the "I'm busy" card when it comes to working out. In December I'll totally be done with school and in April, I'm getting out of the miltiary (I can't wait!)
So yeah...I think that about sums it up! Tomorrow is our DAY ONE! Do you work out at a gym or at your home? Do they have an accurate scale there or do you have access to one? This morning I was 164.9.
I have a treadmill that I never use (and should) and a weight bench. I also own the Barry's Bootcamp DVD deal (which I LOVE.) I also have access to the gym nearby where I work (and never go there...)
My Goals (What are yours?)
My Weekly weightloss goal: 162 by next Sunday
Exercise Tomorrow: Walk during both breaks at work. (About 20 min each). Do the Barry's Bootcamp DVD (lower body) tomorrow night.
Food: Write down everything I put into my mouth tomorrow so I have to really pay attention to what I'm eating!