100 lb. Club - 1st post, I hope I can join

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09-28-2009, 09:03 PM
Howdy! My name is Sheila, and I would love to know how to magically lose 100+ pounds without diet or exercise.

Nah, just kidding;). I am really looking for someplace that I can be me, and not worry that anyone will judge me for my weight. Somewhere that I don't have to hide for failing, and somewhere where I don't have to pretend to be something I am not.

So here is the ugly truth.

I have had 6 kids within 6 years 8 months. I weigh 225 pounds. Not because of my kids, but because I used pregnancy to eat any darn thing I wanted. Craved burgers, must be what the "baby" wanted. Icecream? No problem, have 2 scoops, I am eating for 2 you know. And now, I am great at using the kids as an excuse. Well, it's hard to work out, the kids need me. The baby was fussing, so I sat down holding him all day.

Ugly huh.

So I am done. I want to weigh 125-130. I want to run around with my kids and not be worn out. I want to be in the pictures, not hiding behind the camera.

I want to LIVE!

So Hello, that's me.

09-28-2009, 09:07 PM
Welcome, you've come to the right place. A great place to be. :)

09-28-2009, 09:08 PM
Hey girl! We both came and joined right away! Go AK!

09-28-2009, 09:11 PM
I'm proud of you for making the decision - NOW.

I finally lost my baby weight (shortly after my baby turned 23) :lol:

09-28-2009, 09:12 PM
Hi Sheila and welcome to 3FC!

Good luck with your goals :cheer:


09-28-2009, 09:44 PM
Welcome!! :)

09-28-2009, 09:46 PM
Welcome and good luck !

09-28-2009, 10:07 PM
Welcome! It is great that you have decided to lose the weight so that you can be active with your children. At least you won't have to worry about lifting weights!

09-28-2009, 10:16 PM
Hi and :wel3fc:!!!
:goodluck: with your goals!!! :D

09-28-2009, 10:20 PM
Welcome to the site! You post about losing without diet and exercise was cute haha.. Good luck with your goal!

09-28-2009, 10:26 PM
Loving the sense of humor already :dizzy: welcome!

09-28-2009, 10:34 PM

I am new here too, and love 3FC!! It's a wonderful place for support and encouragement!

You can do it! I know exactly what you're saying about using everything as an excuse! No more excuses! We can do it!

Looking forward to getting to know you better!

09-28-2009, 10:41 PM
Welcome! This is a great place!

09-28-2009, 11:24 PM
Welcome , This is a great place to be your self . Their are alot of people hear that is hear for you.

09-28-2009, 11:59 PM
welcome, you've found the right place, these ladies and gents (yes there are a few of them) are incredible.

09-29-2009, 01:01 AM
:wel3fc: Shelia! There are alot of forums to check out with information about diet and exercise and recipes and support.

09-29-2009, 01:35 AM
Welcome! I'm working on losing my baby weight, too. Only my babies are 22 and 23 years old. Eeeeek! So you're a smart chick for getting after it now. You must be a very busy lady with 6 little children so close together!

Alana in Canada
09-29-2009, 01:43 AM

I applaud you for wanting to start now. That's great. Me--I'm sure all I'd want is sleep!

Looking forward to hearing more from you!

09-29-2009, 02:00 AM
I think I love you already. You are going to fit in just fine ;)

09-29-2009, 06:14 AM
I need to lose my baby fat too. Not from having a baby but from BEING a baby. It's only taking me 20 years so far :).

Welcome! This is an amazing website!

09-29-2009, 08:05 AM
Hello and welcome :)

I lost my pregnancy weight soooo easily.......from my second two :D but here I am still losing pregnancy weight from my first and she's 10 now :D

09-29-2009, 08:53 AM
Thanks all for the warm welcome. I am looking so forward to getting to know you, and watching you "disappear".

09-29-2009, 09:02 AM
A little late to the party, but I just wanted to welcome you here to 3FC. It's a FABULOUS place for advice, support, encouragement and information.

I like your sense of humor and your no excuses approach. You're going to do wonderfully, I can just tell. So glad you've decided to tackle that - ahem - "baby weight" NOW. Right now. This now. What a gift you will be giving to them as well as yourself. I look forward to hearing of your progress. :)

Judy Lynn
09-29-2009, 09:29 AM
:welcome3: Stick around and read lots and post lots, this is just the awesomest place!

09-29-2009, 10:03 AM
Hi! Welcome to 3FC!

I too am losing my baby weight! I just had my 3rd in 4 years in May! He is my 4th over all and I am now done. Now it's time to take my body back. Not only am I taking off my baby weight but also my "stay at home mommy now" weight from when I quit working years ago, and my "quit smoking" weight as well.

I look forward to getting to know you more!

Thighs Be Gone
09-29-2009, 10:07 AM
Glad you are here..you have come to the right place..if EVER there was a place to help you lose weight on the net..this would be it...you can do this..we all know the struggle...the commitment and the path well...we are here for you

09-29-2009, 10:23 AM
welcome crzymom, this is a great place. can't wait to hear about your successes :)

09-29-2009, 12:41 PM
Welcome Sheila!

09-29-2009, 12:58 PM
huge wecome sheila!!!!!

I am also losing my "eating for 2, the baby prob needs whatevers in it" weight! my son is 2 now!
huge congrats on your 6 kiddies!

looking forward to getting to know you!

09-29-2009, 03:42 PM
Mom of 6 here too. You have to take moments for yourself to workout trust me I know, I'm in a similar boat here. My baby has gotten used to the jogging stroller and falls asleep every time we go for a walk/run. Let your kids know you need your exercise time and believe me they will adjust. I even do dvd's while the baby is asleep and tell my other kids you can't interrupt if you want to watch fine but you can't leave the sofa. Make it work because your health is worth it!

09-29-2009, 08:01 PM
Welcome here!