100 lb. Club - New Here......ready To Give It My All




readytobeme2010
04-19-2008, 02:43 PM
Hi Everyone,

My name is Angela. I am 36 years old. I am very determined this time to loose my weight and keep it off. I am 1 week into my new eating and light exercise program.

I started at 211 and I am now at 206.

I am basically eating small amounts of food through out the day and doing my best to not eat anything past 6 or 7 and if i do get hungry I just eat veggies.

Although it will be difficult, I am not putting undo stress on myself. If i have to eat on the road, I will just cut my portions down.

Amazing, I went to McD's last night ordered there chicken sandwich value meal. I ate about 1/3 of it, about 4 fries and threw the rest out. I really didn't want anymore. THAT IS AMAZING FOR ME

But I got the taste I wanted without depriving myself like I can't eat like other people who are a size 2

I actually have about 82 lbs to loose now.

:carrot:

I am trying to figure out how to get a ticker thing going. Small things like that keep me going.

Any help, advice or anything I would appreciate. I plan to visit here daily as my schedule permits


Lovely
04-19-2008, 02:50 PM
Hi Angela!!!

Congrats on your loss so far :) And amazing success on only eating part of that McDs meal!

You'll have to wait for 30 posts & 30 days to get your ticker, but the time will fly by!

The one thing I'd suggest is keeping track of the food you're eating in some way. Writing it down on paper, on Fitday, something to know what you're taking in. That way you can take a look back over what you've been eating in case you have questions.

Best of success!!!

readytobeme2010
04-19-2008, 02:56 PM
Thank you,
Yes I do feel good. There is alot to my story. But basically why I know I will be successful this time...my motives are different. I am not loosing in order to feel "OK" I realize that even now, at 206, I as a person am OK....my weight loss will just add to me becoming better. Kinda that going from Glory to glory thing ya know.....Before all my attempts were only to feel good about myself, that was my root reason which will not work....

I realized that if i just say to my self "I'm not where I need to be, thank God I'm not where I used to be, I'm ok and I'm on my way" it really really helps me alot because I am not feeling down on my journey.

Before I started the weight loss, actually there has been alot of "cleaning" up in my life if you will so weight loss was not some priority. I knew when I was ready I would be ready for sure and for good. This is how I am.

I am a pretty strong willed person so hopefully this time it will work in the good for me not the negative-LOL

Thanks for your quick reply


Ruthxxx
04-19-2008, 02:57 PM
:wel3fc: You certainly have a great attitude! You'll find a super group of chickies here with lots of encouragement and support. Explore the site and pop in wherever you like to join in.

fiberlover
04-19-2008, 03:03 PM
Welcome! Good luck with your plan, sounds like you have a great start going!

rockinrobin
04-19-2008, 04:43 PM
Hi and welcome to 3FC & the 100lb club, a great place to be!

I second Faerie's idea of some sort of calorie tracking. It's a GREAT way to stay accountable and on track and help you achieve your goals and desires.

I wish you continued success!!! :)

readytobeme2010
04-19-2008, 08:44 PM
Yes I am already a part of the fitday site. I track all my foods eaten. It helps that I work out of my home office. I can take a few minutes and treadmill when I want or use my ab lounge or walk around the block. I am going to enjoy the journey and that is what I am determined to do.

I've done all the other things in the past only for them to work and fail. I finally realized it is because I always wanted quick fixes right?

This HAS to be a life time mentality. I am very happy because tonight I went out to eat with my kids (I dread eating out because I over eat and most of the food is so high in calories, fat, sugar, you name it) but instead of feeling like I need to isolate myself, I said yes we will go. They had pizza, hamburgers etc....I ordered only the salad bar.

NOW even at the salad bar you have to be careful HOWEVER, I got alot of lettuce, cucumbers and I only like blue cheese so I used only enough for taste instead of loading it on, I opted not to put cheese etc on my salad only like 4 croutons.

Over all I felt like I just had good control, enjoyed the kids and that was it. I drank water (which is no big deal for me because anyway I hate soda, it doesn't sit right with me)

Oh and I had a 1/2 a slice of pizza and took off the top crust.

So this is what I am learning to do. JUST eat what I want keep the portions small enough to enjoy the taste, eat slower than before and eat with purpose and that's it

So far it's working great. I'm not really thinking constantly about should I eat this or that or whatever, no always am I in a situation where the best food is available, I just try to make wise choices.

Before I would say "no sugar" or "No carbs" or "2 calories a day" or something and always felt like I was missing out......I just don't want to set myself up for failure ya know??/

I plan to stay on this site for a long time so I can be encouraged and hopefully be an encouragement to others.

Tai
04-19-2008, 10:33 PM
Welcome! Congrats on your weight loss and enthusiasm!

Shay
04-20-2008, 07:53 AM
:welcome2: to 3FC! It's a great place to receive support and learn new things.

rockinrobin
04-20-2008, 09:30 AM
Yes I am already a part of the fitday site. I track all my foods eaten. It helps that I work out of my home office. I can take a few minutes and treadmill when I want or use my ab lounge or walk around the block. I am going to enjoy the journey and that is what I am determined to do.

I've done all the other things in the past only for them to work and fail. I finally realized it is because I always wanted quick fixes right?

This HAS to be a life time mentality. I am very happy because tonight I went out to eat with my kids (I dread eating out because I over eat and most of the food is so high in calories, fat, sugar, you name it) but instead of feeling like I need to isolate myself, I said yes we will go. They had pizza, hamburgers etc....I ordered only the salad bar.

NOW even at the salad bar you have to be careful HOWEVER, I got alot of lettuce, cucumbers and I only like blue cheese so I used only enough for taste instead of loading it on, I opted not to put cheese etc on my salad only like 4 croutons.

Over all I felt like I just had good control, enjoyed the kids and that was it. I drank water (which is no big deal for me because anyway I hate soda, it doesn't sit right with me)

Oh and I had a 1/2 a slice of pizza and took off the top crust.

So this is what I am learning to do. JUST eat what I want keep the portions small enough to enjoy the taste, eat slower than before and eat with purpose and that's it

So far it's working great. I'm not really thinking constantly about should I eat this or that or whatever, no always am I in a situation where the best food is available, I just try to make wise choices.

Before I would say "no sugar" or "No carbs" or "2 calories a day" or something and always felt like I was missing out......I just don't want to set myself up for failure ya know??/

I plan to stay on this site for a long time so I can be encouraged and hopefully be an encouragement to others.


My goodness, my oh my. WHAT control you have!!! :bravo:

I don't know, I just couldn't do it. For ME, and helloooo, obviously we are all different, I just can't do moderation. I give you so much credit. I really need to stay away, FAR away from my trigger foods. Like pizza and fries and yup, sugar, etc...

ME? I need VOLUME. I need to be really FULL and satisfied from my food intake. And 1/2 slice of pizza just wouldn't do it for me. I start having pizza, it makes me want MORE pizza. I start with fries, I find I NEED more fries, etc... It doesn't fill me up and then I find myself hungry soon thereafter and oish, not good.

I find foods high in fiber (think high fiber cereal, apples, pears, grapes, spinach, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, asparagus, greens, etc...) & low fat proteins (chicken, turkey breast, egg whites, skim milk, salmon, tuna, FF/SF yogurt, veggie burgers, etc) to really give me the most bang for my buck, or the most satifaction for my calorie allotment. I also like to eat frequently, every 2 - 2 1/2 hours or so, so that I never become hungry. Eating low calorie, high nutrient foods allows me to do so.

I find if I cook at home, I can eat lots more food then when I eat out. Which is a good thing for me. Very good. ;)

Anyway, keep up the amazing work. It's bound to pay off!!!

Institches21
04-20-2008, 10:11 AM
Hi Angela,

:welcome3:
Welcome, looks like you have a great plan mapped out, I admire your will power. You have the right mind set, all about moderation. So happy that you are joining us, this is a great place to, just sit back and read sometimes, see how well others are doing or to ask for some help or support on those tough days. Much success :hug:

readytobeme2010
04-20-2008, 10:41 AM
Institches.....rockinrobin...........HUGS to you guys....

Look we all have to find what works for us individually. God didn't create any of us exactly the same. I know only for me what worked before really never stuck because my motives were very bad.....i also know my personality, i'm crazy......it's like when i tell myself i CAN'T have something....my rebellious fiesty me says "OH YEA>>>>>WATCH ME" lol thus my past ways never working....

Now....this morning I REALLY challenged myself.....

last week i walked for only about 15 minutes in the morning....didn't even break a sweat but just wanted to kinda condition my head to do SOMETHING activity wise each day.....


NOW today....i took this whole 200lb angie and (BTW my back yard is my old high school I graduated from MANY moons ago) and a beautiful brand new track that is so awesome, easy on the legs, marked every few hundred feet and has 5 lanes....it's truly awesome

SO this morning I decided to feel like I was in high school again (OH I HATED gym in high school...how humiliating) and I went four times around the track (it's 1/2 mile one lap) jogged 1 full lap and a 1/2....brisk walked the rest ended my last 400 feet running....

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT???????? 200 LB MAMMA RUNNING....LOLOLOLOL

I LOVE IT

ThisTimeIsDifferent
04-20-2008, 11:01 AM
:welcome2:....and CONGRATS on the weight loss so far! You can do it! Just remember no matter how hard it gets NEVER give up!

rockinrobin
04-20-2008, 11:18 AM
200lb MAMA running?

I say FANTASTIC!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

:carrot::bravo::cp::cb::dance::dancer::cheer2:

readytobeme2010
04-20-2008, 11:51 AM
Robin,

I assume is your name....

can you share with me real quick how long it took for your weight to come off.....what made you finally say enough was enough......and what were you so consistant at that made the biggest difference???

Angie

findingfawn
04-20-2008, 05:45 PM
Hi Angie, Welcome to the board. I am impressed with your thoughts on having to change for a lifetime! This is the first time I have ever thought of it this way and they way I feel is sooooo much different than ever before! I have tried this and that and failed every time, usually due to the fact that I was depriving myself of this or that. This time I am counting calories, eating what ever it is my little heart desires as long as it fits in my calorie limit. I am trying to choose healthier and stay away from whites.. potatoes, rice, bread etc. but if I really want it, I'm gonna eat it and not feel guilty at all about doing it!

Halichick
04-20-2008, 05:59 PM
Hi Angie!! Welcome!!

Congrats on the running, that's awesome!!! :twirly:

rockinrobin
04-21-2008, 07:54 AM
Robin,

I assume is your name....

can you share with me real quick how long it took for your weight to come off.....what made you finally say enough was enough......and what were you so consistant at that made the biggest difference???

Angie

Sorry, I didn't see this til now. And yes, please call me Robin. Real quick? Hmmm.........

I AM pressed for time, so will try to sum it up quickly. Though my 20 + years of being overweight/obese & mostly being morbidly obese was not so quick and I can go on for hours about my struggles........

What finally made me say enough? Not such an easy thing to explain. Again pressed for time, but....... I was MISERABLE. MISERABLE. I was always worried about my health, my future, my kids future, social functions, clothing situation, chairs (and breaking them), traveling, ..... I was terribly inactive, lethargic, non productive, sedentary, my knees were getting worse and worse. Moving was an effort. My quality of life was very poor. And I just couldn't take it any more. I realized if I didn't want to be fat, I didn't have to be. That it WAS something that was in my control. That I did have the power to change it. I was sick and tired of settling for second best in life, when first was well within my reach. Having come to that "realization" was like a true miracle for me. That was the first key and the first step to gaining back my life.

Having made the decision to lose the weight, I became very determined. And very impatient. And therefore I was very, very consistient with my good and healthy eating and my exercise. I chose time and time again to resist temptation, through holidays, birthdays, parties, stress and STICK with my plan. Thus allowing the weight to come off quicker. In about a year or so, depending on which "goal" weight you go by. It's not for everybody, but it was for me. And no, I never, ever, EVER felt deprived by resisiting the tempation and elminating the junk. I felt EXCITED. I knew that sticking with a good, healthy plan WOULD free me from my misery and allow me to become that healthy, fit, productive, active person I so badly wanted to be. What I had been doing before, by eating that stuff, was really and truly depriving myself - of the life I so very wanted. So by saying NO to the high calorie/high quantity food, I was saying YES to a better ME. I was indeed one step closer to my dreams. ZERO DEPRIVED FEELINGS.

But I DID have to set myself up for success. By elminating the junk (I don't do moderation well - at all) and adding in healthy, DELICIOUS foods, eating frequently, keeping a very well stocked house, tracking my calories and PLANNING, PLANNING, PLANNING and then PLANNING some more. I still hold to these things, though having hit my target weight, I now add in occassional splurges on a limited basis.

I also became very consistient with exercise. I did start out slowly, but eventually I exercised 7 days a week. Nothing fancy. Lots of walking, some strength training, exercise DVD's and the like. I figured if I eat every day, I should exercise every day. Anywhere from 1 3/4 hours to 2 or even a little more a day. Broken up into 3 segments. And doing my best to sneak in activity at every opportunity. Did I mention I am a very impatient person, yeah. ;)

Changing ones habits, changing ones lifestyle IS a doable thing. Making a commitment was the first step for me. Finding something I could "stick" with longterm was the next.

I wish you much success Angela and I greatly look forward to hearing all about it as you continue on this journey. You sound like one determinted, strong lady. That will take you very, very far. :hug:

PinkyPie
04-21-2008, 08:00 AM
Robin is an excellent example and a true inspiration!!

Welcome Angie - you are going to have awesome success! Keep up your great attitude and celebrate all of the good things you are doing to get you to your goal!

I look forward to seeing your posts around here! I bet you'll also be a great motivator for others too!

newfiedarling
04-21-2008, 08:36 AM
Hi Angie - welcome to the 100 lb. Club!

~Dee

readytobeme2010
04-21-2008, 11:04 AM
Wow Robin,
You sound so so much like me.....no doubt.....without going into so much detail at this time.....you need to know something.....for me to make these changes right now are very hard....because I am in a very very very rocky situation marriage wise. But like I briefly shared before, I had alot of cleaning up inside to do first before tackling outside issues because now I know my motives are good and for life time.....

As much as I am looking forward to a great body, feeling better physically etc....I am also continueing to work every day to be a woman of character, honor and making all around right choices.....not choices based on emotions, fear or fear of inadequacy or manipulation and control etc.....

Like I said, God had his day with me about 6 months ago and there hasn't been any turning back. I am no longer doing things "MY" way.........I am trusting that God is creating me into a "treasure" both inside and out.....actually loosing weight is nothing in comparison to the internal surgery going on in my life right now.

I look forward to being here alot. Keep to encourage others and gain encouragement....

BUT PLEASE........keep me in your prayers....like i said before, someday when i feel comfortable I will share my story...it's unlike alot of other trust me.....but for now....know.....my situation is extremely extremely difficult. I am not sure where tomorrow will bring me....God does and therefore my strength.

Angie

PinkyPie
04-21-2008, 11:18 AM
Angie, whatever your situation, please know that you bet there is at least one other person on this website who has been where you are. In fact, *I* am in this situation (gained weight back) because of what started with the end of my marriage. We are here for you when you are ready to share.

barbygirl43
04-21-2008, 11:18 AM
:welcome2: You have found a great place for support.

Rayelle
04-21-2008, 05:07 PM
WELCOME!!! I think you are off to a great start, wonderful! Good luck to you!

famograham
04-21-2008, 06:04 PM
Angie :hug:
I just wanted to let you know that, whatever your situation, we are here to help. We all have things in our lives that we think others won't or can't relate to.
BUT, I've found that shedding some light on these things and sharing your pain with others, will lead us to the knowledge that we are SO not alone.

We all have our horrors, and whenever you're ready, I'm sure you'll find someone here who has walked in your shoes.

Please feel free to PM me ANYTIME, I am here, OK?
TONS of love!
:hug:
Linda