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DCHound
06-05-2011, 10:34 PM
I'm back :o

To all my old friends - hello, sorry I evaporated. (Not literally, and not weight-wise.) To all my soon-to-be friends, hello. I used to say stuff on here, then I disappeared. Same old story - met Mr. Right. Mr. Right was a carb-aholic. We were blissfully happy for a year and a half, then Mr. Right got the proverbial cold feet. No more Mr. Right. :mad:

The bad news is, I gained some weight - sure was a lot of fun though. The good news is, relatively speaking, I didn't gain all that much, and ever since it ended 2 1/2 weeks ago I have been back on track with a vengeance. Haven't had a naughty (for me) carb since then.

I just got up the courage to jump on the scale - 254.5. UGH! I've probably dropped a good 20 lbs in the last 2 weeks, what with the not eating, then not eating much, and spending a good part of every day down at the gym. I've also been lurking on here, first time in the better part of a year, and since I manned up enough to get on the scale and I know my number, I thought I'd sign back in and quit lurking.

I have a basement full of everything from size 12 to size 32. I have a closet full of 14s, 16s, Ls and XLs I can't WAIT to get back into. My new goal is 199 by 12/31. I do a modified version of Atkins - very low carb, water, decaf, club soda, a few almonds, some green vegetables. For a long time I did chicken and lettuce, but right now I'm letting myself have red meat. One thing I did learn over the last year is portion control. I've learned, make as much as I want, then just eat a little. If I'm still hungry a bit later, have a little more. When I first started out, at 370, I'd eat 3 steaks for dinner. No more - half a steak is usually too much for me now. At least 3 meals and a snack a day, and probably 1.5 gallons of water. No sucralose, no diet soda. Nothing sweet. And I'm back smoking, but preparing to quit again.

Will you ladies (and a few gentlemen) welcome me back and support me in getting there?


Lovely
06-05-2011, 10:39 PM
Hiya there & Welcome back!

I'm recently Re-New again (if that makes sense). Glad to re-meet and/or meet you ^^

I can't wait to get to know you better as we lose weight and get healthier! :D

Nola Celeste
06-05-2011, 10:49 PM
Welcome back! I remember you; when I was new, your posts were some of the ones I sought out because I found you so inspiring.

For what it's worth, I find you even more inspiring now that you're back--back with a great attitude, no regrets, no waffling, just dedication. You're back on track and facing the scale having learned new things. Portion control is an exciting new field I am only beginning to explore myself. Just because they serve three beignets on the plate doesn't mean I need to eat all three, y'know? :D

You are awesome, and I'm delighted to see you again. :)


DCHound
06-05-2011, 10:52 PM
Yeah, when I was in that relationship, happy as I was, I forgot to be me. I literally forgot that losing this weight was my life, literally and figuratively. I can't do anything about that but I can do something about this. Older, wiser, sadder, fatter, but determined to FINALLY reach my goal.

I got close enough to 199 to think that's probably going to be my permanent lifetime goal. I was almost completely happy at 209 and really just to get to Onederland will be fine for me. Thanks for remembering me.

lottie63
06-05-2011, 11:18 PM
Hi! I remember you, welcome back! :D

goal4agirl
06-05-2011, 11:35 PM
Hi sweetheart ~ Welcome back. It sounds like you are on your way. It is so hard isn't it??!! You are making good healthy choices now and I wish you well with your weight loss. :hug:

Jen516
06-05-2011, 11:56 PM
Hey, congrats on making the effort to get back in here!! I really admire that!

ShyHeather
06-06-2011, 12:01 AM
Welcome back to the boards, even though I myself am a newbie on here. I sort of know what you are going through with the entire, 'I found Mister Right, then Mister Right becomes Mister flighty and disappears'. It happened with my first serious relationship, and instead of losing I gained for a while. I just started my journey and LOVE your attitude. I hope I can become more disciplined so that I can get to 200! Anyway, welcome back and good luck. Also, I'm feeling totally nerdy tonight so May the Force be with you! :D

Nola Celeste
06-06-2011, 03:56 AM
Heh, take it from someone who got married for six weeks (okay, maybe it was six and a half) before that all fell apart--it's better if they clear off before the ridiculously expensive white dress and fancy party. You know how you're supposed to save the top part of your cake in the freezer to share on your one-year anniversary? Yeahhhhh, I had that thing eaten within a week and a half of leaving him.

The wedding cake was probably the best thing about the whole mess. Did I say probably? I meant definitely. :D

Better for "Mr. Right Now" to move out of the way so "Mr. Right" can find his way into your life. :)

Teresa66
06-06-2011, 06:10 AM
Welcome back DCHound!! I do remember you and I've just recently rejoined in on discussions around here myself. You can get the weight off again and so can I.:hug:

TraceyElaine
06-06-2011, 08:03 AM
Welcome, Welcome. I remember you.

caryesings
06-06-2011, 09:11 AM
Glad to see you, sorry for the reason. But I so understand it. I've been with the beau 7 months now and my formal plan has gone nearly out the window. Not as strict on the eating and defnitely no more logging as we cook together and I don't want to interrupt the process with "stop, let me weigh that ingredient". Have gained 3-5 lbs. since we met. Not horrible, but not the direction I wanted to be moving.

The good news is we put in a garden together and my veg consumption has gone way up.

Trazey34
06-06-2011, 10:31 AM
Hiya Hound, I remember you very well indeed!!! Glad you're back, regardless of the circumstances. As you say, it's all a learning experience and you're wiser and more equipped to deal with the next relationship now. All the best in your continued journey and I can't wait to see you posting again!!!!

bargoo
06-06-2011, 10:53 AM
Welcome back and congratulations on the weight you have kept off !!

sept15lija
06-06-2011, 11:09 AM
Welcome back!! :)

PaulaM
06-06-2011, 11:48 AM
Welcome back!

calluna
06-06-2011, 11:57 AM
I remember you, too, and welcome back! I don't post quite as much as I used to, but I'm still here plugging away. :)

cheers! :hug:

Smiling_Sara
06-06-2011, 11:57 AM
Welcome Back DC. I remember you well. :)

LesliesMom
06-06-2011, 12:54 PM
Welcome back,

We are all human and realizing the life long commitment to this seems to be the key. Life does get in the way sometimes.

Glad to see you -

Angie

Coondocks
06-06-2011, 01:01 PM
Yeah, when I was in that relationship, happy as I was, I forgot to be me. I literally forgot that losing this weight was my life, literally and figuratively. I can't do anything about that but I can do something about this. Older, wiser, sadder, fatter, but determined to FINALLY reach my goal.

I got close enough to 199 to think that's probably going to be my permanent lifetime goal. I was almost completely happy at 209 and really just to get to Onederland will be fine for me. Thanks for remembering me.

Wow do i know that 'forgot to be me feeling'

Gald your back around, wishing you all the best in the re-newed journey to come!!

Sandi
06-06-2011, 04:14 PM
Of course I remember you!!

Welcome Back!!!!

Emme
06-06-2011, 05:42 PM
Welcome back! :) You will do awesomely, I'm sure!!

GirlyGirlSebas
06-06-2011, 05:52 PM
I sure do remember you and am so happy to see you come back!

ubergirl
06-06-2011, 08:03 PM
Of course I remember you! Welcome back!!! The UPS are part of the process, along with the DOWNS. Glad to see you back!

susiemartin
06-06-2011, 08:08 PM
I remember you. Welcome back :hug:

silentarctic
06-07-2011, 12:49 AM
Welcome Back :) (I wasn't really ever around before a couple of months ago even though I registered once upon a time) :) It will be good to get to know you I'm sure. :)

Arctic Mama
06-07-2011, 02:41 AM
Welcome back!

saef
06-07-2011, 10:12 AM
Who wouldn't remember you, with a name like that? When I read it, I always pictured a very privileged basset hound being walked by a congressional aide & being allowed to lift his leg on the side of the Washington monument.

I give you credit for recognizing what kind of job you need to do & setting yourself to it, including checking back in here for support.

It's better than stewing helplessly while the weight piles back on, as if one had nothing to do with it & it was just some natural disaster that occurred all on its own. (Which I think was how I once saw it, years ago, as something totally outside of me that randomly victimized me, of all people.)

MablesGirl
06-07-2011, 10:51 AM
Welcome back. I'm sorry to hear about the guy, but you are on the right track to getting the weight off.

I too am rejoining after not checking in very often for the last 10 months or so, and gaining back everything I lost and then some.

Saef, I may have to read that it is not a natural disaster every day for a month.

DCHound
06-07-2011, 09:58 PM
Who wouldn't remember you, with a name like that? When I read it, I always pictured a very privileged basset hound being walked by a congressional aide & being allowed to lift his leg on the side of the Washington monument.

That totally made me LOL! My basset is very privileged (I had 2 bassets when I was on here before, one has passed-she was the love of my life-and the other is definitely spoiled rotten, no leg-lifting though, she's also a girl). I've added a kitty to the mix too. Funny about the congressional mention - I'm no longer a congressional staffer but I am a political researcher and writer. (And I really dislike politics, oddly enough.)

Ubergirl - I totally remember you! Saef too. Other names look familiar too. :)

Ahh, the joys of changing my ticker. 254 to 249 overnight - the joys of weight falling off quickly at first. I cannot WAIT to get back down under 220 so all my cute 14s and 16s will fit again. I feel so dowdy in my old clothes.

Lori Bell
06-07-2011, 11:08 PM
Hi DC. I'm so glad you are back. I've thought about you several times and even checked your profile to see if you had logged in on occasion. Gosh darn those Mr. Rights...

Welcome home girlfriend. :hug:

Tai
06-07-2011, 11:33 PM
Welcome back DC Hound; I remember you!

jennylou
06-08-2011, 12:01 AM
Welcome back!

BeachBreeze2010
06-08-2011, 05:10 PM
Welcome Back DC! I remember you! :-)

I am just coming back myself. It really is amazing how much control we give over to men. I think I used to eat so much because he did, too and it gave us a hobby. I know that sounds awful, but it was true. Now, I know I can't sacrifice myself that way. I eat what I want to. He has to fit in around me this time.

I am sure you will be right back in those 12s before you know it. Welcome back!

DCHound
06-11-2011, 10:31 AM
Hi LoriBell - you look great. You were always such an inspiration to me. So happy to see you again, everyone else too. :)