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08-10-2011, 05:03 PM
Yep it's me. You know when you get out of the habit of doing something and then you keep thinking "wow that really did help me... I should do that again" and then you don't... but you keep thinking it? That would be me with 3fc. lol!!!

So... it's been 1.5 years since I saw 198 lbs on the scale and almost 3 years since I saw 377 lbs. I'm STILL not back down to 198. That would be because I maintained purposefully for a LONG time (a year) and then gained back 40 lbs taking me to 245 (and quickly gained it back I might add...) and now have been back on plan for over two weeks. In those two weeks I've lost just over 6 pounds... so that makes me happy.

I have a hard time with being scale obsessed so I've only weighed myself twice... that is working for me.

So I'm here and needing support. I CANNOT go back to the way I was before... CANNOT AND WILL NOT.


08-10-2011, 05:43 PM
:welcome3: Back Cfmama I missed You! :hug:

08-10-2011, 05:51 PM
Hi and welcome back! It sounds like your a pro at this 1) because you've already managed to lose a ton of weight and 2) because your being honest about what works for you right now and are staying true to that.

I'm looking forward to hearing more about this new mini journey to get back to 198 and on!

08-10-2011, 06:01 PM
Welcome back =)

08-10-2011, 06:02 PM
Welcome back. Be proud of the fact that you see what you were doing wrong and are ready to fix it. I obsess over the scale, too, but can't not weigh myself every day. Then I get upset if it's up a little, so I only count what I weigh on Wednesday as being "official!"


April Snow
08-10-2011, 07:05 PM
welcome back and great job getting back on track!

It is scary how quickly the weight can come back on when you stop paying total attention, isn't it? I used to delude myself that I was a good maintainer, unfortunately, I maintained myself to 270 lbs or so!!

08-10-2011, 07:38 PM
Welcome back Cfmama; I wondered where you had gone! Glad to hear you're headed in the right direction. Steer clear of the scale for now if it's going to make things worse.

Hope your kids and dogs are all well!

08-10-2011, 08:24 PM
Hi Cfmama! It's great to see you. Ya know... you can always come back any time. I am so, so glad you are here again. There's good support here - you know that. Carry on.

08-10-2011, 08:57 PM
cfmama- remember me? I disappeared from 3fc for quite a while, gaining 100lbs in the meantime. It was so amazing to see your pictures after I came back. I didn't recognize you until I saw the name! I'm sorry to hear that you're in a rough patch right now, and I can totally relate. Can I ask you- have you been treating the last year or so- while you haven't been losing- as a maintenance period or as a loss period (and blaming yourself for not being OP)? From my experience, trying to push myself when I wasn't in a good place was the worst thing I could have done. When I was 160, I was frustrated with how I looked and felt about my body, and just wasn't mentally ready for dealing with the last few pounds. I wish I had told myself- or someone else had told me- that it was okay to maintain for a while. I kept pushing until my body and mind pushed back, and went crazy with the junk food. Now I look back at myself at 160 and think that I would be happy if I never lost another pound beyond that. But I'm back, motivated, exercising, and happy- and I'm glad to see you.

Pacifica Bee
08-10-2011, 09:52 PM
lovely to see you back again, horay!!

08-10-2011, 09:58 PM
SO happy you're back. Always look for ya, good luck!

08-10-2011, 10:05 PM
Good to see you back! I am also getting back into the habit. I must admit when I first joing 3fc you were one of my biggest motivators! Happy to see you back!

08-11-2011, 03:41 AM
I was "maintaining" for some of it and then doing a lot of punishing myself for not staying on plan for the other part :( I'm still on Zoloft and that is coming up 9 ish months I guess. Zoloft made me SO FREAKING HUNGRY for months... that is gone now though thankfully.

Kelly: it is GREAT to see you back on here. It seems that we really are having the same struggles and are in the same place.

friends!!! I'm so happy to see so many familiar faces :)

08-11-2011, 12:38 PM
Hey :) Glad I'm not the only one who gained some back! I restarted 5/18 after maintaining/gaining throughout 2010. Now ALLLL my skinny clothes are loose (or unwearable) and I'm zooming on down to goal weight. Plan to be there by the end of the year (or sooner) and I'm SO GLAD to have my #1 Main Woman back!!!!!!!!!!!

08-13-2011, 10:20 AM
cfmama, welcome back! :)

08-13-2011, 11:03 AM
Welcome back. Many of us have been there with the gaining back. I did it during the last quarter of 2010. I gained back almost 30 pounds and am just now getting back to where I was, it's been slow because I am doing a lot of weight lifting and my body looks and feels much better than it did last time I was here. You will get back to your low too, and go beyond it if that is what you wish. I am proud of you for not letting it go long enough to get back to 377 and you should be proud of yourself for that too.

08-15-2011, 10:40 AM
I missed you. It's so good to "see" your face. :)

Judy Lynn
08-15-2011, 11:23 AM
Hey cfmama! Welcome back! I have gained too, and I'm having a hard time getting back on track. Hanging out here is a good start. Hope to see you around lots. :hug:

08-15-2011, 11:48 AM
Great to see you. I'm just starting to get back on track.

08-15-2011, 11:52 AM
you know what I LOVE friends? Some of us have gained.. but we are BACK HERE and ready to tackle this beast. Awesome.

08-15-2011, 11:57 AM
Nice to see you!

08-15-2011, 12:22 PM
Welcome back, I don't know you but I think you have such a strong spirit to keep at this no matter if you fell off track or not. The fact is your here and ready to tackle this again. Good for you!

08-15-2011, 01:42 PM
Welcome back! :)

08-15-2011, 08:30 PM
Looks who's back!!! Awesome to see you here!!

I am so proud of you for catching things and turning them around. The past is the past, it's what you are doing now that matters. When it comes to this whole journey and what we may encounter, I LOVE this thread... http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/232889-stages-weight-loss-journey.html

Welcome Back!!! :D :D

08-16-2011, 09:49 PM
I have been out of town and off the forum for a couple of weeks. Logged in and the first thing I see is a post by CFmama. Yeah, she's back!!!

I have been fighting a weight gain too. It just shows that we are never finished. I am looking forward to your posts!

08-17-2011, 04:16 AM
Hi. It takes a lot of courage to get back on the diet thing. If it came on fast, it will come off fast. Six pounds is awesome. Keep it up lady. Just like walking down the road to your destination - one step - one pound at a time. Or in your case 6! Yay!

08-17-2011, 06:29 PM
So glad you are back! I am back too, after going the wrong direction for a while!

Lori Bell
08-17-2011, 08:41 PM
Hi there Mama. :wave: So glad you are back in action. Missed you and wondered about you.

Jo Kittibuck
08-18-2011, 03:54 PM
Welcome back cfmama! It's so good to see you on the board again. You were a real inspiration to me starting out. I remember being amazed at how much you'd lost and how good you looked, it really gave me the confidence to try for myself. Here's hoping you catch some more of the Three Chicks inspiration too!

08-18-2011, 03:59 PM
welcome back! I always tell people its harder to keep the weight off than losing it lol and I always stay on 3fatchicks because when i dont I veer off plan. Welcome back you can do it!

08-18-2011, 06:37 PM
I'm way over the sugar detoxing hump now and feeling AWESOME. I've got my energy back!

Thanks again friends for all of the warm welcomes back :) You guys are the best!

08-18-2011, 06:58 PM
It's so nice to see you back! I'm in the same boat as you- I gained 60 pounds in a year and a half from my low weight of 220 and it has been a huge struggle getting back on track. I just started again, gave myself a clean slate, and stopped beating myself up about it. Good luck on your goals!

08-21-2011, 12:00 AM
MAMA!!!! So happy to see your smiling face! Glad that you're back. I've been struggling with a bit of a regain too, but still exercising a lot and hanging in there. So nice to see old friends!

Goddess Jessica
08-21-2011, 12:33 AM
cfmama! So nice to see you! This place hasn't been the same without you. You were missed. So glad to see you back!

08-21-2011, 10:55 AM
Welcome back! I think that is my biggest fear...getting off plan, not coming to the message boards for support, etc. I lost 80pnds a while ago and gained 70 back! Ugh. So, here I am again, but this time I plan on sticking around for a long time.

Looks like you have lots of friends here! Congrats on your great success so far!

08-21-2011, 01:19 PM
I always am glad to see your posts. thanks for coming back!

and Sandi, wow! you are really kicking arse, congratulations!

lots of inspirational people around here.

08-21-2011, 06:42 PM
I'm new to this site, i just wanted you to know that i came across your story while looking online, and it was like i was reading pages out of my own story. Im 28, i am currently 300 lbs +/- a pound or two. I am trying to lose 120-150lbs. Which is what made me turn to looking online for support and that's how i came across your post from '09 about losing 150lbs.
You became an inspiration, that i CAN do this, and i wanted to thank you so much for sharing your story.
=) Katie

08-22-2011, 03:04 AM
awww thanks everyone! I've missed you all like crazy and I am looking forward to making NEW friends too :)

08-22-2011, 09:00 AM
So glad to see you back!

08-22-2011, 09:57 AM
Hi cfmama!! :) I'm so glad to see you back! I stopped coming in the last quarter of 2010 and gained weight, too. But, I've been back and rockin it since May and am down further than before. We can do this!

08-27-2011, 02:44 AM
cfmama, I'm so excited to see you! I've been away for awhile too. It's good to be back isn't it?

08-27-2011, 04:33 PM
Welcome back!!! I've been off and on as well and it feels good to be back!!