100 lb. Club - You STILL have time!
07-01-2013, 07:20 PM
During the summer, I always feel like 3FC gets a little slow. People have packed away their bikini plans and are either wearing them or given up trying to wear them!
Not only has my resolutions gone down in flames but I've actually GAINED weight. Oh dear. This was not how I pictured my year going. It's so easy to pack it in, right? Like, okay, well I am failing at this, might as well not think about goals until December (post-Christmas-binge-eating-month).
But here's the truth.
There are 6 months left in 2013!
That's 26 weeks to do something about it.
That's 184 days!
That's a lot of time to make a difference.
07-01-2013, 07:26 PM
Thank you, I need this reminder today!
07-01-2013, 07:46 PM
THANK YOU!!! I, too need this reminder. Was doing okay for a bit, and now trying to get firmly back on track!
07-01-2013, 07:50 PM
Dear Goddess Jessica,
If my body is bikini ready in December I'll still strut my stuff around the house.
Thanks for the reminder that there's still 6 months in this year to do something great!
07-01-2013, 08:08 PM
Hah! Preciousmissy, that is awesome! If I can make a dent in my body by December, I may not put a bikini on, but I WILL post a pic. That will be good motivation!
07-01-2013, 09:27 PM
Thats a great point hopefully ill be bikini ready by feb. Thats when fiance and I are getting married and having our Honeymoon cruise.
07-01-2013, 11:11 PM
Six months?! :dizzy: That's when my baby is due, so I've got a free pass! ;) But seriously, I was only 12 pounds away being overweight for the first time in my life when I got pregnant! 12 POUNDS!!! I've worked too hard let that slip away! :^:
I can't try to lose weight until after I have the baby of course, or for a while after if I can pull off breastfeeding. However, I'm spending the next 6 months eating as healthy as possible (with the occasional treat) and I'm making sure to get low-impact exercise in. I'm continuing to track my food regardless, and plan on continuing good habits regardless of needing to gain. I have a good feeling I'll be able to transition back into weight loss mode when it's time.
Good luck to everyone, make this year count! :hug: I'm trying to make every moment count even though my goals are currently different. :preg:
07-01-2013, 11:18 PM
Great reminder! I'll be happy if I have the guts to buy a 1 piece by the end of the year!
07-02-2013, 02:58 AM
There is no bikini in my future. My goals are way more long term than a summer bikini. ;) BUT, when we go on our cruise for Fall Break I am gonna rock that tankini with a skirt thing! lol
07-02-2013, 03:18 AM
Let me join in saying - thanks for the reminder.
I've been stuck for so long, gaining one kilo, losing one. 6 months then!
07-02-2013, 12:10 PM
Even if I don't lose another ounce by the end of the year -- and I sincerely hope that's not the case -- just maintaining means that I'll end the year 60 pounds lighter than I started it. And maintaining for six months would be a first for me. Heck, maintaining for a week would be a first for me! ;)
07-02-2013, 12:31 PM
I'm with you Betsy! I've been basically maintaining my 25 pound loss for a month now, and I keep reminding myself that its still 25 less than I was at this time last year :)
07-02-2013, 01:17 PM
Amen sister. Never mind the bikini's.... think about the New Year's dresses!
07-02-2013, 02:36 PM
I am thinking about the Christmas shopping, going to see the lights at the zoo, cleaning and decorating my house and the general whirlwind of the season. How wonderful it will be to physically keep up with everyone else!
Thanks for posting this, Jessica!
07-02-2013, 06:08 PM
This was a fantastic reminder! Thank you so much!
I totally agree with Radiojane for the new years dresses!!!
07-02-2013, 07:38 PM
We just decided to go to Maui in December so mindset ADJUSTED!
07-03-2013, 07:39 AM
Thank you for this Jessica! I also gained which was DEFINITELY not in my plans, but like others have said I saw this month as my reboot, and complete lifestyle change! I have a lot of motivation and drive now that I remember having the first time I lost 70+ pounds! I know I can do this, and knowing I still have half of a year to meet many goals motivates me more!
07-03-2013, 02:11 PM
Thanks for the reminder :) Every winter I say I wont spend the next summer fat. Well I am fat so I will spend this summer actually losing some pounds instead of just dreaming about it :)
07-04-2013, 12:10 AM
chellesmiles - That's a great attitude to have!
I have a pretty modest goal of being in the 230's by the end of the year. Right now it seems modest...we'll see how I'm doing once the holidays hit and it 10 degrees outside.
07-04-2013, 08:22 AM
Thank you Jessica for reminding us to look forward and not back. I can't change what I did during the first half of the year, what's done is done. But I will change what I do during the second half, and that's what matters now.
07-05-2013, 12:47 PM
Martine - Holy crap. Exactly! You put it very succinctly.
07-05-2013, 01:09 PM
yay for new years dresses, thanks for the reminder Jane! we always have Christmas and new years nights out with the girls, I am determined to be rocking something sexy this year! :cheers:
07-06-2013, 01:37 AM
I've been struggling with these thoughts all year. I keep sabotaging myself, but I know I can get it together.. I just have to focus! I just want to get below where I have been stuck at so long now.. We can do this. 6 months is plenty of time!
07-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Big thumbs up. Thanks for the reminder. :-)
07-09-2013, 11:16 AM
I so needed this pep talk- thank you!! I am going to Europe for the week between Christmas and New Years, so it would be fantastic....no...wait...IT WILL BE FANTASTIC to be down 40-50 pounds and looking trimmer in cute winter clothes in fabulous locations! I am starting this week (again..for the 50th time).
08-03-2013, 11:11 PM
Well I am fat so I will spend this summer actually losing some pounds instead of just dreaming about it ~ Same Here, Thats how I feel too
08-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Great reminder! And even if I "only" lose 1 pound a wee, that's 25 pounds gone by New Year's.
Let's do it!