100 lb. Club - I'm back again.

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01-25-2008, 08:41 PM
Not going to go off on why I failed and ask for advice. Apparently it doesn't get through to me anyway...But just wanted to let you guys know I am back....Struggling...I just don't want to fail, but I am on the fast track to flunking Diet 101 as of now. 8 pounds above my lowest weight....
I just can't find anything I like to eat that's not junk. I'm burned out on my "healthy foods" with no time to cook anyway. *Sigh*

01-25-2008, 09:01 PM
Hey Sockmonkey :)
It's good to see you back! I'm a big believer that as long as you are trying, you are succeeding. We've missed you. We have faith in you. Have faith in yourself.


01-25-2008, 09:02 PM
This happens to us all! And I, for one, have definitely been there a few times myself. In fact, I have not lost anything since right before Christmas! (waaaaaa) BUT, as I mentioned in another post, EVERY ounce lost is worth EVERY effort made. You don't "fail" by falling down - you fail when you don't get back up. We can both do this. Here's to me and you (and anyone else in the same boat) - We ARE worth it, and we WILL succeed. Let's do it. :hug:

01-25-2008, 10:57 PM
Keep searching for healthy foods. I mean, there are more than just broccoli and salads out there that I am sure that you will love and be easy. Try making one day a week a cooking day, then package, and freeze. There are also healthy TV dinners that I enjoy when I am hard up for time, and if you can't do without the junk... preportion and put it in a spot that is not readily accessible.

01-25-2008, 11:48 PM
I was in the "now I'm here, now I'm not" club too, but this time is different because I read a book about thinking like a thin person. It really changed my thinking and I'm no longer obsessed with food, something I never ever thought would happen. It's called The Beck Diet Solution and is not a diet book but a book about cognitive behavior modification. A kind of reprograming your thinking. Some people naturally do it. I needed this book and my library even had it. I highly recommend it.

01-26-2008, 02:47 AM
did you realise another 5lb and your half way there. keep strong and well done on the huge loss so far

its my time
01-26-2008, 03:23 AM
Hello there :wave: I am in the same boat as you I am just now getting back I was lost for awhile now I am ready to start again, look how well you have done just think you can keep going, wish you lots of luck we can do this its not only my time but its our time, :grouphug::cheer::dust:

01-26-2008, 04:14 AM
did you realise another 5lb and your half way there. keep strong and well done on the huge loss so far

LOL I know....But what sucks is I had already made it there. *sigh*

01-26-2008, 06:03 AM
Welcome back to the 3FC!

THE Heather
01-26-2008, 06:37 AM
LOL I know....But what sucks is I had already made it there. *sigh*

Having been there, you know that you can "go back there". Don't give up :)

01-26-2008, 06:39 AM
Hey sockmonkey70! Look, you have to find a way to make this work in your life! If you're too busy too cook, then you can always use something like Lean Cuisines or other frozen meals to get you through, and use simple assemble-it-yourself foods for lunches when you're away from home.

Some folks like to be purists about only eating "healthy" foods, and that's fine--but in my humble opinion, there is nothing wrong with Lean Cuisines as part of a strategy. Much of my weight loss has been thanks to those frozen dinners. Just be sure you get additional vegetables--like a side salad or some green beans.

Hang on! Don't make it harder than it has to be! There is a way!


01-26-2008, 08:12 AM
Hey there Mary. You've come waaay too far to stop now. You MUST keep looking and searching for the "right" combination for you. You just must.

As well as those Lean Cuisine's Jay mentioned, how about some Veggie burger products? I LOVE the Morning Star Farms products. THe original chick pattie and the spicy bean burger are two of my favs. That's my lunch many days a week. Along with a large portion of veggies.

How about making a large pot of butternut squash soup once a week? It's a great start to a great meal. Each week you can do a different soup.

Just keep on trying different things. There's something out there for you. I just know it.

01-26-2008, 08:25 AM
rockinrobin, you just reminded me- I need to get more of those Morning Star Chicken Patties. They are delicious! I ate a lot of those over the summer months for lunch or dinner. My kids and my daughter's friend (she stays with us during the summer) thought they were real chicken patties and ate them as well- I couldn't keep them in the house! They're good for you, yet they taste evilly delicious. :D

I go back and forth with the healthy eating. I love healthy foods, but I enjoy the junk, too. So, I try to do a balance. I'm back on track after a horrible hiatus, mostly my fault. For some reason, the months of September through mid January have always been my hardest months for dieting/exercising since my kids started their school years. Not sure if it's because a hectic schedule starts up again with the kids activities, homework, late night dinners, as well as the holiday stress, but this year, I got stuck big time, after losing 51 pounds after five months of dieting and exercising. I gained some back, unfortunately, but I am back on track. I just lost 3 pounds this week after changing my ticker the other day. I've got to learn how to avoid this pitfall next fall.....

Hang in there, Mary. I know where you're coming from, hun. Try baby steps like I did to getting back on track. Just like you're starting all over again, make on change at a time until you are completely back on track. :hug:

01-26-2008, 12:42 PM
Hi Mary! I'm glad to see you back here again. I understand that you're struggling. But, you're a smart girl and you can find a way to stay on-plan despite your very hectic life right now. Where there's a will, there's a way...right? I'm hoping that you find your way. You can do this!

01-26-2008, 05:14 PM
I was wondering if you were on some cruise laying back drinking some kind of cute drink with umbrellas in it!;)

I hear you loud and clear. I was sinking slowly in quicksand around Thanksgiving. I was stalled. I was burned out on the healthy food I was eating. I was wore out from the manic exercising I was doing. So, what did I do?

I took some time off. I read a lot of books about diets, nutrition and such. I decided to "maintain" during the month of December. And, I did. Then, starting the New Year, I felt more optimistic and more determined. I changed my food plan. I plan to restart my exercise program on February 1st. I have still managed to lose weight even though I haven't stepped onto my treadmill in two months!

I think the way to make healthy food interesting is to start checking out other foods in the grocery stores. Try something you think you could never imagine eating. I like vegetables but I don't naturally go "hey, that broccoli sure is looking really mouthwatering today...." When I realized that I needed to get that part of my food plan back in high gear that is when I brought out some of my many cook books that I "collect". I think Asian cuisine does such fascinating things with chicken and vegetables. I am always amazed at how the lowly chicken can be transformed into so many different tasty tidbits.

Yeah, it does mean we have to be on our toes more often than not but if you can try and think about making a challenge rather than a chore, you are half way there.

Great to have ya back, keep up the good work, kid, you can do it!;)

01-26-2008, 06:54 PM
Welcome back. It's always a struggle, there is no use in denying that to ourselves, is there? But we must keep trying, otherwise the alternative is a dead end alley.
You know what you need to do, and coming back to the boards is one of the best ways to help you get back into control.

01-26-2008, 06:58 PM
Thank you guys..I just get so down on myself because I have been at a standstill for like 5 months now....It came off so quicly at first...during the summer when I had lots of time to organize myself...But since I started back to school at the end of August I have been losing and gaining back the same 10 pounds.

Thank you so much for your good advice and patience with my persistant whining LOL. I just get so caught up with "how busy I am" that I use it as an excuse to eat whatever I want. I need you guys for my reality check :)

01-26-2008, 07:13 PM
So glad to have you back!

I have been pretty much "stuck" since mid-November, too, so I totally relate to where you are. I am finally, finally back on track (I hope), having lost three pounds in the last week, and my ticker's at the lowest weight it's ever registered. So now, I'm going to say something completely sacrilegious, and hope that it helps.

I have heard countless times, "This is not a diet. This is for life." followed by advice on picking something you can live with forever. And I've got to tell you, that mindset just has not worked for me. I have to pick something that fits my circumstances for the next month, or week, or three months, or whatever I can reasonably plan for. So, maybe for the next few months while you're overwhelmed with busy and can't manage to find the time to plan meals and cook like you successfully did this summer, maybe you decide that you want to try one of those shake diets, or that you want to eat primarily pre-packaged foods, or live primarily on yogurt and cereal for a while. Your choices don't have to be ideal to be an improvement over a string of fast food, and you can slowly build into a more ideal diet by adding in a new type of food every week or so.

And let's face it. If you're living on Taco Bell and McDonald's, your taste buds are not that discriminating. Just remember how wonderful it made you feel to be losing that weight, and make a commitment to making it work.

So glad you're back here!

01-26-2008, 07:25 PM
Welcome back, girl! It's hard, really hard, especially when you are as busy as you seem. BUT you know how to do it and now you just have to want it more than McD's (which I know can be an awfully strong draw when you are in a rush or hungry at night). I have found all kinds of neat ways to make junk food healthy. Is it great for long term health? Probably not. Does it work for creating the calorie deficit necessary for weight loss? Yes. How about making your own cheeseburgers and you can just heat them up in the microwave. If you use 1/4 pound 7% fat beef (170 calories) and a light cheese (70 calories), plus ditch the bun, that is only 240 calories and it won't feel like diet food. Or another of my specialties is to mix 1 tablespoon of sugar free hot fudge topping (45 calories) with a half cup of fage 0% yogurt (60 cals), then freeze for about 20 minutes. It's diet ice cream. I know exactly what you are saying about getting sick of healthy foods. So get creative, Mary. You CAN do this. I expect you to continue to check in here at 3FC, got it missy?!

01-26-2008, 07:35 PM
Yes m'am!

01-26-2008, 09:24 PM
Welcome back! You should try those Morning Star products. I had the mushroom lovers burger tonight and it was so much tastier than beef and half the calories. I can't believe I ever wasted so many calories on real burgers.

01-26-2008, 11:38 PM
So glad to see you back, Mary! :hug:

You know what? Sometimes I STILL go to McD's. BUT...and I know it's still not great because of who knows what kind of additives are in it...I get a Chicken McGrill, no mayo, mustard instead, and a diet coke. I get that drive thru feeling for about 300 calories :) Not the best thing you could eat...but by no means terrible.

I think just coming back here will help....and I'm so glad you're here!


01-27-2008, 07:37 AM
famograham, I don't know what a Chicken McGrill is--but on the McD's website, the grilled chicken sandwich without mayo is closer to 400 calories.

This is why fast food can be tricky... :)


01-28-2008, 06:16 AM
Hey Mary,

I was just thinking about you on Friday, hoping everything was ok.

I completely understand about gaining a few lbs and feeling stuck. I gained TEN pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's. I'm finally back into weight loss mode, but it's disappointing to be losing pounds I've already lost before. I had thoughts of quitting but as I was wallowing in self-doubt and despair one day I had a revelation. Either I could re-lose those pounds or I could continue on the track I was on and regain ALL 63 I'd lost! No, thank you.

Keep on keepin' on. You're still down 35 lbs and that's awesome!