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My 5 C's of healthy living: Commitment to conscious control, with the understanding that choices have consequences
Heatherdw: Welcome back lady! yes has been a while. But we all take a break now and then and come back. I would have to agree with Annie on the way ya say your words. I can tell you this from experience. In December of last year, I had hit Depression so hard. Everything I said out of my mouth was negative. To the point I could not stand myself! Or other people around me. I decided no matter what happens I will find something positive. When my cars pulley broke that costed almost $200 to fix, I found something positive in that..atleast it didn't break down on the freeway, it waited til I got home in my driveway. I promise you, if you start talking positive..things will get better. I have seen it!!! It is hard soo hard, but just try it for a while. When you change your thinking and what you say, everything changes. You can do this!!!
Debbie54: Did you get rid of your jewerly site???
I am getting of work early tonight because we are having out annual awards ceromony with Sp for our team. Being that I am new, I might not get any awards but heck I am not missing a celebration! It is semi-formal..lol. No I am not getting into a dress but dressing up a bit. We also get to take our partners/hubbies.
Toodles ladies, drink an extra glass of water for me.
Hugs from Cyn
I am back..new goals placed on my heart by the Lord..with Him I will succeed!Living with Gastroparesis has taught me a thing or 2 about life!
Not much going on here today but schooling. And boys are fighting like crazy already this morning.Oh oh oh got some great news for years I put myself first even after our first child was born. I was in High School I dropped out to care for her forget me. Well I'm almost done my High School diploma. Me and my husband we're talking last night and he said we putting all the kids in school next year. And I'm gonna take the SAT or Act test and then apply for college. And go for my nursing degree. I've wanted to for many years but I always put the kids first. He said no more I'm gonna do something for me for a change. I'm excitied and know I need to do this. As he is 18 years older then me and if anything happened I want to be able to take care of me and the kids on my own. Still got to work out sometime today. Not sure what else to write.SO will close for now.
Lorrie~ Thanks that is what I'm gonna do gonna prove them wrong and lose the weight.
Annie~ Thanks I knew you ladies would understand here. I LOVE THIS Group
Ally 1st 10% Goal
Long Term Goal!
Last edited by keeperofthehome4 : 02-09-2009 at 09:10 AM.
Just a quick post to let you all know that I was very happy with the hard work I have been doing to lose weight. I weighed in today and I have lost 2 lbs which was a big surprise because I had a couple slices of pizza from Domino's at the weekend so I was expecting to retain water and it's also TOM so I was expecting at least a gain of 2 lbs.
So far, I have lost 17 lbs (1st 3 lbs) and I'm only 3 lbs away from my second goal which is to lose 10 lbs!
I want to thank all you lovely ladies for the support given and for keeping me strong on this weight loss journey. I also would like to thank my mam for keeping me grounded! :]
I have some housework to do and I need to rustle up some lunch so I will be back later to reply to personals.
Have a great Monday, all.
MINI GOAL #2 - lose 10 lbs! [1 lb to go]
February exercise ~ 1650 minutes
My goal for today is to not take a bite of extra food. That means no baked chips at snack time..not even 1. I am finding snacktime for the kids my downfall. I will have an orange when they have snacks. I also plan to do the one mile dvd today with the kids.
I am treating myself to a haircut and wax this afternoon.
I usually like to weigh in daily to see the numbers. I hadn't been weighing in for like a week because I was "eating badly". I Finally weighed this morning and I was down 1.2 pounds woo! Per Julia's post, my goal today is to STOP with the mindless eating whenever I get up and walk by the kitchen. Instead, I've got my pack of SugarFree gum and my water. Even though I wasn't eating the best the last month or so, I usually got my water in. I know I've seen news stories saying that drinking all that water is not needed but I know that's not true. Whenever I don't drink the water, my weight goes up a bit.
Well, I’m down 2.2 lbs this week. I was hoping for a higher loss, as a couple of days ago, it showed me as a lower number. I’m still feeling ill, and am quite ‘stopped up’, if you get my drift, so I’m hoping it’s due to that. But a loss is a loss, and that 2.2 brought me out of the 350’s! That means I’ve finally lost all the extra weight that I gained when I lost and gained back a year or so ago. I started this at 350 lbs back in 2005. I lost, and gained, and went up to 380, so this is kind of a milestone for me. AND, that brings me to 30 lbs lost, so I’m happy.
Ally – That’s great! Congratulations for going back, and for almost finishing! That’s very exciting.
Beth – That’s GREAT! Keep up the amazing work.
Julia – Hmmm…I think my goal for today is pretty much the same as every other day. Just stay on plan, and get exercise in.
Heather - Welcome back, and congrats on your loss!
Last edited by kayleystar : 02-09-2009 at 12:38 PM.
Happy Monday everyone! My goal today is to ride my elliptical bike again. I rode it last night for about 22 minutes and I feel much better today--so I want to try to do that again.
I have been a little down lately because my weight loss has been stalled for several weeks, and I'm so close to making my 100# in 6 months goal. But, this weekend I figured out the cause of the stall--one of my daily vitamins had hidden carbs in it--so I am hoping the scale will start moving again in a couple of days.
If I make that goal, great. If not, that's fine--90-some-odd pounds lost in six months is pretty cool too.
Well Iím back, and hopefully this time I will stay on track. Since I came back earlier this year having gained all bar 21 lbs back of the weight I had lost, those figures have changed to all bar 14 lbs of the weight I lost. So instead of doing any losing, I actually gained 7 more lbs. Iím kind of glad I did because I refuse to gain back ALL of the weight I had lost. Soooo, itís been a huge kick in the butt, the huge kick Iíve needed. Today I have stuck well within my points range and shock horror, I actually did half an hour of exercising!!!! I bought My Health Coach for the Wii, and used it for the first time today. It is amazing. It was hard work because I havenít exercised for so long, but I am determined to keep at it. So if I can actually move without pain tomorrow lol Iíll exercise again. It feels good to actually feel in the right frame of mind, I just hope it lasts more than one day. It helps that my daughter, Beth, is doing so fabulously. If she can do it, I donít want to let her down by not losing weight myself. Sheís hoping that when we both get to our goal we can go clothes shopping together and have the fun of swapping clothes because we should be the same size. Sounds fun and is a good incentive.
OK well I just wanted to say Iím back, AGAIN, and I will definitely be posting regularly now.
Cyn, yeah I did. It just wasn't going anywhere and I couldn't dedicate the time I needed to, to it plus my clay. My clay is doing pretty good, so need to put more time into it, so away went the jewelry. I still have the earrings and I can send you pics if you want, just let me know.
Have fun at the awards dinner and I hope you get lots of awards for being the newbie!!
Ally, that's great news that hubby sees that you need to put yourself first to make a better, happier you!!! I'm so excited for you to get your nursing degree!!
Beth, you've done so well!! That's great that you've lost 17lbs already. Keep up the good work!
Hi Heather dw, good to see you again. I read your other post, and I gotta say, that's exactly how I'm feeling right now. I hope to get motivated again, but I sure don't know what it's going to take. I'm glad you've got your's kicked into gear and going forward with your weight loss.
DCHound, omg!!! 90 lbs in 6 months is awesome!!!
Ammi, good to see you back too!!
I don't have much to add. Just wanted to stop in and see how it's going for the rest of the chickies. I won't give up on coming here and reading. Hopefully someday it will kick in and get me motivated enough to not be left behind while all you girls get thinnner.
I've been having a really hard time getting in my points/calories these days. I've eaten lunch today, but I'm just not hungry anymore, and I hate the idea of making myself eat, but I do, because I don't want my body to go into starvation mode. I'm supposed to have 43 points a day, and I'm lucky if I get in 20 of those, anymore. Anyone else have that problem?
Ammi – I am SO happy to see you back!!!! Good for you for getting back on track. You can do it!
Beth – I’m feeling much better, thanks. I sent my cold over to you, apparently. Feel better!!!
Debbie – It’s good to see you posting. Hopefully, that motivation will come soon.