100 lb. Club - Where the heck is everyone???




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SmallSteps
10-04-2012, 02:36 PM
It is lonely here :(


mescelestus
10-04-2012, 02:40 PM
Hi :)

Pink Hurricane
10-04-2012, 02:49 PM
:wave:


Elladorine
10-04-2012, 02:54 PM
:wave:

Pink Hurricane
10-04-2012, 02:58 PM
:wave:

This is random but WOW YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! You have come very far and that is so inspiring to see. Great work and keep it up!

findingfawn
10-04-2012, 03:01 PM
It is very quiet here... I remember the days when you couldn't keep up with all the new posts :(

SmallSteps
10-04-2012, 03:11 PM
It is very quiet around here. I miss everyone and all their posts!

kmstacy
10-04-2012, 03:20 PM
I am here ..pouting quietly because I put 2 lbs back on this week.I had to put my big girl panties on and update my ticker and profile..this sucks!

thinkfit
10-04-2012, 03:21 PM
It is very quiet here... I remember the days when you couldn't keep up with all the new posts :(

I noticed that too! I don't post much around the forums aside from in the biggest loser challenge, but I read the threads here all the time. Maybe all the posters turned into lurkers like me, or they're big losers who have gone to enjoy life with all that weight off? Everyone should come back though, this bit of the forum is particularly inspiring for me :)

SmallSteps
10-04-2012, 03:31 PM
I am here ..pouting quietly because I put 2 lbs back on this week.I had to put my big girl panties on and update my ticker and profile..this sucks!


I feel your pain kmstacy as you see by my signature I have gained 4.6 pounds since my lowest weight on this journey and have been gaining and losing that same 4.6 pounds since August. I am so stuck but I am determined to overcome this!

SmallSteps
10-04-2012, 03:32 PM
:wave: Hi everyone! Nice to see you all today!

patchworkpenguin
10-04-2012, 03:38 PM
I'm on two exercise forums, 3FC, and Ravelry {knitting} each day and they all are SLOW! I'm having a hard time finding anyone to talk to. This is Fall break so they may be all out having fun without us! :p

kmstacy
10-04-2012, 03:44 PM
Hope everyone is having a great fall day! I decided I pouted long enough..think I will get my big but up and go for a walk with the kids!

dangerouscurvesahead
10-04-2012, 04:02 PM
*waves* hi ladies! i thought it was my imagination bout it being so quiet! when i first started spying there were always new threads n posts to read like every few minutes! i for one am trying to soak up as much sunlight, beautiful weather n outside work as i can before winter hits n i have to fight my brain to function instead of shut down!

Goddess Jessica
10-04-2012, 05:49 PM
Welcome to the lull between summer and New Year's! It does get really quiet around here. People give up or quit until New Year's. Boo!

Quantum Sheep
10-04-2012, 06:03 PM
It has been quiet. I wonder how many people are lurking like me because not that many people are posting and it feels like it would be throwing my thoughts out into the void. Maybe we're all just lurking.

patchworkpenguin
10-04-2012, 06:10 PM
It has been quiet. I wonder how many people are lurking like me because not that many people are posting and it feels like it would be throwing my thoughts out into the void. Maybe we're all just lurking.

If everyone stops posting its going to get really quiet around here! :dizzy: Throw those thoughts out there!

thinkfit
10-04-2012, 06:42 PM
If everyone stops posting its going to get really quiet around here! :dizzy: Throw those thoughts out there!

Since I posted in this thread earlier about how I was definitely guilty of being a lurker, I've been popping in on topics all across the board. Let's get this place buzzing! :gossip:

Brandnewday
10-04-2012, 06:47 PM
I am pretty new to the board and don't know the culture, but I am happy to talk, celebrate, commiserate with anyone!

So it picks up when everyone goes on a diet in January?

dangerouscurvesahead
10-04-2012, 07:33 PM
well kinda makes sense for a lull like goddess says cuz its holiday season everything really starts to get busy but also seems like a time to need more support n encouragement too! i know im def gonna need the encouragement n tough love come dead of winter!

luckymommy
10-04-2012, 07:54 PM
I was under the impression that things don't slow down around here until Christmas and then it's pretty much a nearly abandoned place until New Year's, when so many people show up due to resolutions or just getting back to "normal." Anyway, I"m hoping I can stick to it because the more time I spend on this board, the better my results. Seems like a no brainer. ;)

sluggerbean
10-04-2012, 07:59 PM
I am mostly lurking now, but that is because I a super busy with nursing school and don't have a lot of time. I try to post at least once per week though.

LoveRyGuy
10-04-2012, 08:03 PM
Well I'm a returning lurker, lol. I tend to ramble so I like to limit my awesomeness on forums, for the good of the group :P

Justwant2Bhealthy
10-04-2012, 08:23 PM
:wave: I've been here all along -- I post in about a half-dozen threads regularly. I do enjoy the outdoors when it is nice out, so I come in for the evenings on those days, but I'm here and posting in this forum often ... :D

Elladorine
10-04-2012, 08:38 PM
This is random but WOW YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! You have come very far and that is so inspiring to see. Great work and keep it up!
Wow, thank you! :hug: It's been such a slow process but so worth it. Looks like you've come a long way yourself, awesome! :)

* * *

Yeah, I also recall this is a slow time around the forum. Just give it a couple of months. ;)

findingfawn
10-04-2012, 09:00 PM
I don't think I ever remember it being quite this slow. I can remember having many many discussions about Halloween candy and how to not raid our kids and then the talking trim turkey.

It seems many of those who were regulars back then have moved on and left the boards. Some of them were definitely some of my biggest inspirations. (Elladorine, you were one, but wasn't your name different? Something with an S?) I keep wondering how some of the big losers from the years past are doing today. I would love to hear from them.

Elladorine
10-04-2012, 11:48 PM
(Elladorine, you were one, but wasn't your name different? Something with an S?)
Yeah, I changed my name from Sirenity. :) I actually had a completely different account back in 2005 when I was still well over 300 pounds (this forum was a huge help and inspiration from the moment I started reading it). I sorta regret starting this account instead of continuing the original, but I was horribly self-conscious at the time and wanted a fresh start with a lot of things.

SmallSteps
10-05-2012, 03:49 AM
It has been quiet. I wonder how many people are lurking like me because not that many people are posting and it feels like it would be throwing my thoughts out into the void. Maybe we're all just lurking.

Yeah this!! I come here at least once a day and read and try to post something new or on someones thread but sometimes it does seem like you are just talking to yourself.

Come on Newbies and Lurkers find a thread, or start a thread and jump in. This can not be a message forum if no one participates. :dizzy:

findingfawn
10-05-2012, 06:22 AM
Yeah this!! I come here at least once a day and read and try to post something new or on someones thread but sometimes it does seem like you are just talking to yourself.

Come on Newbies and Lurkers find a thread, or start a thread and jump in. This can not be a message forum if no one participates. :dizzy:

I agree. Get to gabbing!!! We used to talk about all kinds of things, it doesn't all have to be 100% diet/fitness/health/weightloss related. If it's happening in your life, it affects your strength to get to your goals (whatever they may be).

carter
10-05-2012, 06:56 AM
I'm still here, but I'm a grump anyhow so it's unlikely anyone misses my posts. ;)

I am more or less in maintenance, trying to stay below 155 but due to some struggles with binging lately (emotional life just a completely ridiculous mess, it's actually comical) am more like maintaining below 160 as a practical matter.

The 100 pound club still feels like my "home" forum here, even though I'm in maintenance now.

findingfawn
10-05-2012, 07:03 AM
I'm still here, but I'm a grump anyhow so it's unlikely anyone misses my posts. ;)

I am more or less in maintenance, trying to stay below 155 but due to some struggles with binging lately (emotional life just a completely ridiculous mess, it's actually comical) am more like maintaining below 160 as a practical matter.

The 100 pound club still feels like my "home" forum here, even though I'm in maintenance now.

You are totally the kind we need around here so make sure you come home often ;).

We are all grumpy and moody.. our food is being messed with after all..lol We grumble through workouts... and that is ok as long as we do them. We need to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel :)

dangerouscurvesahead
10-05-2012, 08:14 AM
TGIF ladies!
altho not to sure its such a good thing as ill be just as busy over the weekend as during the week! its nice to see this thread has been active since u started it belinda, thanx for the jump start! hope u ladies have an awesome day!

SmallSteps
10-05-2012, 11:10 AM
TGIF ladies!
altho not to sure its such a good thing as ill be just as busy over the weekend as during the week! its nice to see this thread has been active since u started it belinda, thanx for the jump start! hope u ladies have an awesome day!

Now if we can just keep everyone active and engaged! I don't like coming here and not seeing any activity it just makes me sad :(

patchworkpenguin
10-05-2012, 12:18 PM
Yeah this!! I come here at least once a day and read and try to post something new or on someones thread but sometimes it does seem like you are just talking to yourself.

The week between Christmas and New Years is the worst. Last year I was the only one who posted for a week and a half in a check-in.

I get frusterated with check-ins where no one seems to want to talk to each other. They just show up, post their weight, or a single sentence and leave, and these are the people who started the challenge! :dizzy: I hang out on forums to find people to talk to, to get to know each other. I understand that we are all busy and we don't always have time to post each day, because I'm guilty of it myself, but people tend to take cues from the people who start the threads.

famograham
10-05-2012, 12:57 PM
This group has always had slower times and CRAZY times!!! The crazy times are the classic re-start times: New years, a little bit before summer when everyone panics (LOL!), September. There are surges of starters, and they trickle away...it's just normal. It's a VERY small percentage of people who start this journey, get there, and stay there!

BUT, there's always a core group. I have been on and off the wagon, sooo many times over the years, making it about halfway to my goal, and then gaining it all back plus some, several times in the past 10 years or so (I had a different username at first). But I've always checked in....even if there was a long gap in between...

It is really nice to have pepoe to have that chit chat every day with. And the people ARE here...just have to call 'em out, which you did!

:hug:
Linda

Pink Hurricane
10-05-2012, 01:03 PM
After seeing everyone post about the slow times and of course how everything picks back up at New Year's just makes me want to stick to this throughout all of the holidays! I had enough 'breaks' over the years. Naturally I will have a day off every now and then where I'm just lazy and enjoy eating those doritos or a piece of cake, but overall I am not ever giving up on myself again!!

So let's keep this place moving!

kmstacy
10-05-2012, 02:21 PM
What is everyone's plans for the weekend? It is cold here in Illinois the low is going to be 29 degrees for tonight..I am thinking of taking kids to a local pumpkin patch one day over weekend not sure when because our middle daughter is going to 6 flags with her youth group Sunday so that is costing us a small fortune..lol my youngest who is 5 wants to spend the night with his older sister sat night when she gets off work..she is 18 and moved into her own place a couple months ago and is attending a local college..so it is going to be busy running those 3 kids around and then there is my husbands cousin who we have custody and is mentally and physically disabled wanting me to take her to a movie..not sure how we are going to pack all this in 2 days lol

Brandnewday
10-05-2012, 04:06 PM
and I am freezing already! I have to work all day tomorrow, and Sunday I will most likely do laundry and watch football like usual. Really don't want to turn on the heat, especially since it seems like we just had the air on!

patchworkpenguin
10-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Pink, one of the best weightloss years I had was when I did P90X starting in Oct and running through Jan {i got sick in Dec} BUT I didn't over-indulge during the holidays because I was working so hard with my workouts I didn't want to undo my hard work.

Brandnew, I don't like turning the heat and AC on during the same day. I know its okay to do, I just feel weird about it. :dizzy:

Stacy, not much planned here.

Famograham, I confess I don't post much in the main forums, I tend to stick to my check-ins. I"ll have to change that.

In case anyone is interested SmallSteps started a few threads for us October Roll Call and October Moving for those who exercise! Thanks Smallsteps. Great idea.

Arctic Mama
10-05-2012, 04:21 PM
I'm pretty much in maintenance too, with pregnancy and such. And quite frankly, I am sick to death of the number of lists, compilations, and challenges on this board. It is overrun with these types of threads and a pain to look through. So I go to boards on here with less endless list threads and more traffic.

There used to be more chatter on here, but now it's just _________ challenge. No thanks!

I check in and encourage people as needed, but most of my time is spent elsewhere now. When support is needed, I'm happy to give it. But I see little benefit in a endless hamster wheel of lists!

dangerouscurvesahead
10-05-2012, 06:07 PM
well, its going to be 80 here over weekend n its fall festival season so will be going 2maro this year is different tho, my daughter is in the parades so even more reason to go! sunday ill be doing a gf's haircut n highlight n somewhere in all that get house work, yard work n laundry all done for the week! whew! i need a nap lol!

caryesings
10-05-2012, 07:45 PM
I'm still here, pretty much maintaining for the last 2 years so nothing significant to say in area of weight loss.

On the personal front, my job of nearly 17 years was eliminated on 8/29. I knew it would be more than 4 years ago, but didn't know exactly when so even with some level of anticipation it's been a major adjustment. Now have been studying for GRE and MAT to take before applying to grad school (I had taken GRE in 1987 but gee, they don't accept scores that old!). So I'm still spending hours/day in front of computer, but not much time on "fun" stuff.

findingfawn
10-06-2012, 08:47 AM
Hi everyone.

ArcticMama- Congrats on that baby!!! 4 is a wonderful number. I miss those baby days!! Definitely don't want any more, 4 is enough for me, but I miss the days of tiny toes and tiny fingers and rocking them all hours of the night just wondering who that little person would be.

angieand2girls
10-06-2012, 04:30 PM
This is the time of year where I ALWAYS mess up and fall off the wagon. That's why I'm staying completely conscious because getting through the winter months will be most important for me...it will be sweet victory.

Artic Mama, I know you hate the word challenge (lol) but I think we should challenge ourselves to stay on plan throughout these tough winter months when it's soooo easy to fall prey to holiday food. :) I made a promise to myself to not look up one day and there is only two months left until summer and I'm still big as a house. That requires staying on plan through the cold so I'll be here even if I'm the only one posting on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day! :D

LosersWin
10-06-2012, 04:41 PM
I hope there is SOME action on these boards! I come to here for support that I lack in other places. Granted it helps that I'm losing weight with co-workers, but my grandmother can be so critical of my weight. Usually the weekly call from her gets me down. I just started up again also. Hopefully there will be a few of us that remain dedicated throughout the holiday season! We will be that much further ahead of those that make the New Year's resolutions!

Arctic Mama
10-06-2012, 11:58 PM
Hi everyone.

ArcticMama- Congrats on that baby!!! 4 is a wonderful number. I miss those baby days!! Definitely don't want any more, 4 is enough for me, but I miss the days of tiny toes and tiny fingers and rocking them all hours of the night just wondering who that little person would be.

Thank you! We're excited and definitely not done having babies (I couldn't imagine being done, our family still feels quite small!), but even with a toddler now I still miss the sweet infant stage. It will be interesting to see how crazy life gets when this one is born!

This is the time of year where I ALWAYS mess up and fall off the wagon. That's why I'm staying completely conscious because getting through the winter months will be most important for me...it will be sweet victory.

Artic Mama, I know you hate the word challenge (lol) but I think we should challenge ourselves to stay on plan throughout these tough winter months when it's soooo easy to fall prey to holiday food. :) I made a promise to myself to not look up one day and there is only two months left until summer and I'm still big as a house. That requires staying on plan through the cold so I'll be here even if I'm the only one posting on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day! :D

I'm definitely not opposed to the idea or challenges, in general. It is twenty threads, each of a slightly different time period, that drives me nuts! I just wish some would consider joining an existing challenge late than making a whole new thread :lol:

findingfawn
10-07-2012, 08:38 AM
I hope there is SOME action on these boards! I come to here for support that I lack in other places. Granted it helps that I'm losing weight with co-workers, but my grandmother can be so critical of my weight. Usually the weekly call from her gets me down. I just started up again also. Hopefully there will be a few of us that remain dedicated throughout the holiday season! We will be that much further ahead of those that make the New Year's resolutions!

:hug::hug::hug::hug:

Those are the kind of calls that I go off into another world thinking my own thoughts and just let out a few "uh-huh" and "yep" comments when I think they are appropriate.

I actually had to block some of my "closest" family member out of my life because they were so negative about how I choose to live my life. It was a hard decision but I am so happy now that I did it. I still question whether or not it was the right decision but I would still be getting put down all the time if I hadn't.

findingfawn
10-07-2012, 08:44 AM
Thank you! We're excited and definitely not done having babies (I couldn't imagine being done, our family still feels quite small!), but even with a toddler now I still miss the sweet infant stage. It will be interesting to see how crazy life gets when this one is born!


We both said 4 was enough.. it was where we felt comfortable budget wise, and for some reason it was the right number. Then number 4 came along. He was my 4th c-section, and I hemmoraged. I really was glad my tubes were tied. Then I started having baby-itis. I really thought about getting my tubes untied. I didn't want to live with that longing for a baby forever. Then a few months before my youngest turned 2, he potty trained himself. It was like litterally poof. No more diapers (only a pull up at night), and no accidents. Once those diapers were gone it was like instant. I was done, I knew I was done. I did not ever want to venture into the realm of diapers again. I love myself some super cute squishy cloth diapers, but I really don't miss them. I have thought about making them just to sell now so I still get to play with them and they aren't smelly or dirty..lol

alsten02
10-09-2012, 01:22 PM
Im around often, lurking :p