Weight Loss Support - Do your significant others know about your 3fc addiction lol?




jkinboston89
05-07-2010, 11:12 AM
Haha ok, maybe not addiction, but reliance?

Today I'm just so giddy because I've reached the 100 pounds lost mark, and I can't help but think about how much 3fc has helped me. There is just so much information and support here! So I started thinking about 3fc and how many times a day I check it, almost as much as my email, which I really am addicted to (well I kinda have to be for work/school/my internships/research etc).

Before coming here, I had never been part of any sort of online forum, and honestly never thought I'd be "the type" whatever that means. But now I'm hooked. It's funny because sometimes my hubby will randomly ask me how "my chicks" are doing lol! When I got on the scale this morning, he had already left for work, so I called to tell him, and he jokingly asked whom I had informed of my 100 pounds lost first: him or "my chicks" lol!

So, does your significant other know about/ understand the extent of your 3fc addiction? :D


ma26
05-07-2010, 11:18 AM
I think this is a great conversation! Ha ha I think it is an addiction! I am pretty new to the whole thing, but I find it incredibly motivational, and ...yes addictive! I told my husband that I had found this weight loss forum that I like, but I dont think he has any idea how much time I have been spending on here! lol. I have been trying to convince myself that my time on here needs to be a little more limited, but with the great advice, and how it helps me stay on track, I keep wanting to hit that "new post" button again and again.....

xocessy
05-07-2010, 11:39 AM
@jkinboston89 Your husband is funny!

I think my husband knows about 3fc but I don't think he understands what it is and what I spend so much time doing here. I only joined last month and as soon as I wake up and the last thing I do for the day is check the threads. lol
Full on addiction.


Glory87
05-07-2010, 11:41 AM
Oh yes, he knows.

calluna
05-07-2010, 12:43 PM
My SO knows...I periodically share tidbits from 3FC, or funny posts, or great pics, or a news item. I think he likes it, in a mild kind of way.

kuhrisuh
05-07-2010, 01:07 PM
The boyfriend knows for sure... I'm always telling him about stories and tips and such that I find on here... he says he thinks it's cute ! ha ha :)

nelie
05-07-2010, 01:31 PM
Yes, he even met one other 3FC chickie while we were driving through on a camping trip. We stopped and had lunch with Jennifer3FC :) I've also met quite a few of the mods and just a couple weeks ago, I stopped and had dinner with cottagebythesea while I was in the area.

jkinboston89
05-07-2010, 01:32 PM
Haha yeah I think mine thinks it's cute, too! He has a little obsession with some car forum (he's obsessed with cars), so sometimes we'll both be on our forums lol! We're such dorks sometimes! ;)

Hopeful8
05-07-2010, 03:35 PM
Oh my husband is full on aware of my healthy addiction to 3FC. I check this messageboard multiple times throughout my day. Sometimes he'll stand over my shoulder and we'll read through people's posts together. I wouldn't be surprised if he's joins this board sooner or later.

ncuneo
05-07-2010, 04:09 PM
He knows, but I don't know if he really knows what it means to me. I'm also not sure if he understands that it's good for him, because if it weren't for 3FC I'd be yacking his ear off more than I do now about weight loss! It also means a lot to me to have people around who understand what I'm going through and a place to share, get and give inspiration. Congrats BTW on your loss, truely inspiring!

shortandfluffy
05-07-2010, 04:29 PM
Haha yeah I think mine thinks it's cute, too! He has a little obsession with some car forum (he's obsessed with cars), so sometimes we'll both be on our forums lol! We're such dorks sometimes! ;)

EXACT same situation here. We will both be sitting on the couch with our laptops. He is on a car forum and also one for DJs. We are both members of a forum for boxer dogs (we have 3) AND I am on this one!

I do talk about it a LOT and I think it starts to irritate him.. I tell him to get over it! ;)

jynx
05-07-2010, 04:31 PM
Nope! lol, havn't been on long but I havn't mentioned it! He would probably call me a geek, but then again he likes trains and goes on a forum for that, I bully him all the time so I have it coming :P

I too, am soooo addicted to 3FC, I'm terrible because I have alerts of new posts coming straight to my phone so when it buzzes I just have to check! xx

PammyFl
05-07-2010, 11:29 PM
First off Grats on that 100lbs lady!!!!!! :carrot::carrot: :hug: I cant wait to get there myself. I know you must feel amazing.

And yes my bf knows allllllllll about my addiction to 3fc. I always quote something or say something and Ill tell him oh I heard it from one of the fat chicks. I will say something about the food im eating or about a new workout dvd and he will immediately ask me "Did you learn that from the fat chicks?" lol My whole family knows about my obsession as well. I love this place, and I tell everyone about it. I love sharing bits of info that I learn for everyone here.

Arctic Mama
05-07-2010, 11:39 PM
Oh yes, my husband knows! I often mention posts or people from here, especially with some of the amazing transformations in the goal and mini goal photo albums :)

I can't wait to make my own!

LouisaH
05-08-2010, 12:44 AM
jkinboston: you must be over the moon with your 100 lb. accomplishment, congratulations!

My DH knows about it, I tell him about things sometimes, but I don't show it to him, read from it, or tell him how many times a day I check it. Sometimes I even feel like I'm sneaking it because I'll close out of it if he comes looking over my shoulder. Oh my god, that totally sounds like an addict!

Honestly, this place (and these chicks) are fully responsible for my being able to stick to this. I need the accountability, the motivation and the inspiration, and he couldn't do it for me, but you all sure do! I bore the bejeesus out of him as it is--if he had to hear about every tenth of a pound lost like everyone here does, he'd probably be in the loony bin by now.

therex
05-08-2010, 04:06 AM
i don't think i've mentioned it to any of my friends, and i don't really plan to. it's kind of nice to talk to new people with complete anonymity, who have no bias towards you. But i'm totally addicted, and it's definitely helped me with my weight loss.. i've never made so many positive lifestyle changes before coming to 3fc.

rockinrobin
05-08-2010, 09:25 AM
Cute question.

But yes, of course he knows. There would be no way that he couldn't. He's even gotten *jealous* over it from time to time. Like, "enough already, get off the computer and come to bed!". My daughters know as well. But that's it.

Beverlyjoy
05-08-2010, 12:24 PM
Wow - congrats on your wonderful weight loss and all the effort to get there.

DH does know about 3fc - I call it 'my weight loss friends site'. He thinks it's great. Although he thinks I spend alot of time of the computer. But, he doesn't complain about it. "Anything that helps" is good as far as he is concerned.

I always mention 3fc in my daily gratitudes.

CanadianCutie
05-08-2010, 12:48 PM
Yes, my sweetie knows about it, and if I'm concerned about one of the chicks on here he will ask how he or she is doing. We were both big into online gaming when we met so he knows how important online friends are. (He better considering we met online too). I share the before and after pics with him, and the jokes, and the fun/silly posts too.

CyndiM
05-08-2010, 01:49 PM
Definitely but then DW is the bigger geek in the house and spends lots of time on a blog and a couple of lists. It was great because she completely understood how excited I was to be invited to be a mod. Everyone else thought I was nuts ;)

hhaffner
05-08-2010, 02:11 PM
i don't think i've mentioned it to any of my friends, and i don't really plan to. it's kind of nice to talk to new people with complete anonymity, who have no bias towards you. But i'm totally addicted, and it's definitely helped me with my weight loss.. i've never made so many positive lifestyle changes before coming to 3fc.

I am a recent university grad and am currently living at home. Neither of my parents know. My dad is totally unsupportive - about anything. But i think that stems from being unhappy himself (he is very much overweight and its affecting his health).

Like Therex said its nice to talk with people who are unbiased and anonymous. i feel i can be more open here and free from judgement.

As for my friends. The wouldn't understand - never having gone through this. Plus being from a small town means everyone moved away. So no one that i knew is here anymore, lol.

Some of you may be wondering about my mom. Although she is very nice, I think since moving back i feel i have lost a lot of freedom and privacy. You know how it is in a small house. Everyone knows everything. I think i need something that is just me. Let me have a secrete :hug: