100 lb. Club - An intro; I'm new 'round here. :-)

06-24-2009, 12:03 AM
Hello! I recently joined 3FC, so I wanted to say hi and give a quick intro.

I'm 35 years old, not married, no kids (just furry ones), have an amazing boyfriend of almost a year and a half, and I live a pretty satisfying life for the most part. :-)

I've struggled with my weight for about 10 years now and I've been on EVERY diet under the sun. I most recently (about 2 years ago) did a liquid diet dealio and lost almost 50 pounds. Then I met my boyfriend and got lazy with the dieting, but managed to keep the weight off. Recently I've gone hog wild with the eating (stress eating), and in about one month's time I'm now up 12 pounds. Not as bad as it could be I guess, but I'd maintained and gotten used to the low 240's for awhile, so this recent 12 pound spike is pretty disheartening.

So anyway, here I am back in the saddle. I need to lose these new pounds and then continue on from there. This time around I'm calorie counting. Today was my first full day tracking and counting and I ended at just under 1500 cals. I'm still trying to determine exactly how many I should have a day, but 1500 sounded like a good place to start.

Anyway. I'm rambling. Its nice to be here and I look forward to getting to know everyone! :-)

Tummy Girl
06-24-2009, 12:24 AM
:wel3fc: you're in some good company with calorie counting around here and there's a lot of help people can give you if you need advice.

Also, just wanted to extend a congrats on halting the back slide when you did, it is so easy to put all the weight back on before you know it so give yourself a big kudos for starting before that happens.

Look forward to seeing you around, post often!

06-24-2009, 04:40 AM
Hi, I'm a newbie too. Still haven't figured out how the heck to post wihtout it being a reply to somoen else....Help!

I'm 43, 3 grown kids, been with my partner for 27years so far.

I have battled weight all my life, but am now at the heaviest ever.
Not for long!! I don't wont the life I can see ahead of myself, so I'm getting of my *** and doing something about it. On that note, off to the garage to spend some intimate time with the treadmill!!!

Have a great day....


06-24-2009, 09:21 AM
Welcome and welcome! Make yourselves at home!

06-24-2009, 09:29 AM
Hi, I'm a newbie too. Still haven't figured out how the heck to post wihtout it being a reply to somoen else....Help!

Welcome to you both! :) Don't by shy to jump right in, we're pretty chatty 'round here.

Sandie, when you're on the main page of a forum (looking at all the posts before clicking on one), in the top left hand corner at the top of the lits os "new thread." Click that to start you're own.

06-24-2009, 09:51 AM
:welcome3: to the forum!

06-24-2009, 10:21 AM
Welcome! this is one of the friendliest, most encouraging weight-loss groups on the Web. I've looked at many other forums, but this one is amazing, especially the 100 lb. Club ladies.

Post often, so we get to know you!

06-24-2009, 10:38 AM
Welcome to the community! :)

06-24-2009, 10:51 AM
Thanks so much for the warm welcome, ladies! And hi Sandie, fellow newbie! :-)

06-24-2009, 11:04 AM
Hello Ladies. Welcome!

06-24-2009, 11:07 AM
welcome! you will find this site to be fill of wonderful ppl with wonderful information to help you on your journey.

06-24-2009, 11:12 AM
The folks around here are wonderful!

I am also counting calories; I am a lifetime WW member and I've gone back many times, but it was just getting really stale for me. I have lost 8.5 lbs since I started at the beginning of June, so I really think calorie counting is doing me well! I track on fitday.com.

If you go to the calorie counters section here on 3FC I believe they have a sticky for how many calories daily to reduce your weight. If I'm not mistaken I think you should aim for around 1900 a day (that's what I'm doing). But absolutely double check it because I could be wrong.

In any case, welcome!

06-25-2009, 02:33 PM

06-25-2009, 02:46 PM
Welcome Breeezie! This is a great place with lots of support and information. I started off at 1500 cal with similar stats but then bumped it up when I added more exercise (I've made many adjustments along the way & I'm still learning). It's all about finding what works for you :-) Glad your getting started, all the best!

06-25-2009, 03:28 PM
Welcome Breezie and Sandie, this place has been a huge help to me and many others. You'll get great support and advice here to keep you on track. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!

06-25-2009, 04:42 PM
Welcome, You have done amazing in keeping off what you did loose, and even when you backslid, you were able to gain control, I did not do as well as you but gained 40 lbs past my all time high, and after a few years of being in the dumps I too have begun my journey, so my dear you are not alone here many many wonderful people to help you here, and for you too encourage others as well...I just love furry babies!!! I miss mine but they have long crossed rainbow bridge ;(

Arctic Mama
06-25-2009, 05:53 PM
Welcome to the boards!

06-25-2009, 07:46 PM
Welcome Breeezie and Finni!

06-25-2009, 08:27 PM
Yay!!! We've got two more ladies looking to transform their lives! I'm so glad you're here. I look forward to getting to know you better and hearing of your success as you embark on this incredibly rewarding journey. :)

better health3
06-25-2009, 08:46 PM
Good luck. I am looking forward to becoming successful with you.

06-25-2009, 08:58 PM
Welcome Welcome!! :) There are so many people here with kids, that I sometimes feel odd that I DONT have any, and just have my furbabies :) so its nice for me to see someone else with only furbabies :)

I remember reading on here from someone is to try and eat the maximum calories you can, and still lose weight. Because when you plateau, you can easily drop, vs if you start out on the lower end, you dont have much room to play around with.

I have consistently lost weight, when I actually track my calories, and exercise regularly by eating between 1700 and 2200 calories and a cheat day here and there.

06-26-2009, 04:53 PM
Thank you for joining our little home on the web!!!!

06-26-2009, 07:10 PM
Welcome to both of you. This is an awesome place!

06-27-2009, 12:19 AM
Thanks evryone for your welcomes. I didn't know where to find my original intro until Sandi told me it was here on Breeezies thread. I actually had a bit of a cry yesterday, becasue I thought I had found some real support, but then I couldn't see anyone responding. I felt still on my own and isolated in the journey. Feel a bit dumb now though! You were all here all along. Thanks for the advice on how to start my own thread Chickegirl. got one going now.
I have started on 1670 calories and I guess when I wirhgin(woops that was meant to be weigh-in!!!) tomorrow for the first time I'll see how it has gone.
It feels so good to be part of this. Talk to you ladies later, and thanks again


06-27-2009, 10:49 AM
Awww, you guys are the best!

06-27-2009, 10:51 AM
And Sandie, I'm so glad you found the thread again and feel better now!


06-27-2009, 03:35 PM
I didn't want to start my own thread, so I thought I'd say hello here...

I'm new to 3fc as well. I've been dealing with the epic rollercoaster of weight gain/loss since high school. As I'm approaching 30, about to get married, and am going to hopefully start a family shortly after, I'm highly motivated to kick my chubby booty into shape! I have almost exactly 100 lbs to loose, and am really excited to chat with all of you, as the things I've read so far seem so kind, encouraging, and helpful! I can't wait to get to know you all better

06-29-2009, 06:15 AM
Hi all the other gawjus babes on 3FC. And Hi to you, our new friend, Nice to have you in the conversation! Well, more of an extended intro, but what the hey. I have noticed how many of us have struggled with weight long-term. I have lost so many times my body weight through my lifetime, and just put it all back on and more. The typical yo-yoer I guess. I have tried hard to stop that trend in the last few years and have definately stabilised, but in the last year or so there has been a marked upwards drift. Maybe age!! So I am trying to be really honest about what I am putting in my mouth, and how much work I am doing.
hey I've been reading stuff which says that treadmill work isn't really worth it in terms of cardio, and that you should do more weight type of training. I know that you burn more fat when you have more muscle, but do you actually not need to do the treadmill/bike type work, and just focus on weights??