100 lb. Club - Fell off the wagon but I'm back and ready!
09-11-2013, 01:56 AM
So in March I started my diet, and was really successful, then one day I just kind of stopped. It was really hard for me living with my room mate and I don't think I had the right mindset. I went from 331 to about 302, unsurprisingly I am back up to the 320's. I just went through a terrible break up, and I realize, it's time to do something for me (I wanted to lose weight for HIM for 3 years!). I realized I will never be successful until I look out for number one: me. I'm starting again on Monday (real weigh in will be then). I graduate college in May and I am DETERMINED to look better walking across that stage.
For those of you who may remember me, I apologize for falling off the radar I was really embarrassed that I was failing, which only made things worse. I was contemplating making a new profile to rejoin the site and realized that accountability is one of my biggest struggles.
So there you have it. I'm here, I messed up, and I'm ready for round 2. Who's with me?
09-11-2013, 02:11 AM
Welcome back and good luck on your journey!!
09-11-2013, 03:25 AM
Yep I am with you> just got back myself>finding it hard to get a routine going but I will get there. Glad I'm not the only one that wanted to be sneaky, lol thought of the new profile thing too.
Good on you for coming back by May you will look like a rockstar
09-11-2013, 03:27 AM
Hey there yep i do remember you. we're kinda similar. I started in march as well.. went from 255 to 231 then just fell off. I split with my sons dad, had to move back home and lost all focus. but im back and ready! I started on 9/9 weighin in at 250.2 so i had pretty much gained everything back! Ill be in the september daily in weigh in thread. Hope to see you around and good luck!!!
09-11-2013, 03:41 AM
Thanks everyone! Good luck to all of you. Destyni, sorry to hear about the split, I know that's rough. I'm definitely way more in it this time than last time. I've never tried to lose weight for myself before it's such a strange sensation.
09-11-2013, 04:49 AM
Welcome back! Well i keep coming back here multiple times. With various levels of success. So don't feel bad. You can do this!
09-11-2013, 01:32 PM
Congrats on getting back on the wagon before you went above your start weight. I have "dieted" my way up way past my "start weight".. which was 250 at one point...
I'm looking forward to getting to know you :)
09-11-2013, 01:58 PM
Welcome back! You're on fire!:flame:
09-13-2013, 12:49 PM
Welcome back. I think they need to build bigger sides on these wagons. It's a safety hazard. :)
09-13-2013, 01:07 PM
Congrats on restarting your weight loss journey! Look on the bright side, you didn't regain all the weight.
Also we are twins. Same hight, same starting weight and same goal!
09-13-2013, 04:55 PM
I just recommitted after a (too long) hiatus, myself - determined to take off the 42 lbs I gained back (plus some, if I can!)
09-16-2013, 12:37 PM
I don't know how many times I have restarted my diet. I got down to 220 from 278 a few years ago Im back up to 248. Trying to get back into a routine has been tough!
09-16-2013, 12:38 PM
as long as you hopped right back on! welcome and good luck! you got this!
09-16-2013, 02:16 PM
Thanks guys. Today was the weigh in, I weighed 318 Friday and was up to 326.6 or 8 today, but I did have a ton of booze and food over the weekend. Ps JeniH we really are twins!
09-16-2013, 03:12 PM
I started out at a similar weight as you and I think I'm on my second account now (or possibly third?)! :dizzy: I'm sticking it out with this one though. ;) I know it's kinda embarrassing to fall off the wagon and need to start over, but no one here cares, as most of us have been through it ourselves. In fact, I carry an extra admiration for those that have toughed it out for years even if they've yet to reach their goals. I'm going on 9 years myself. ;)
But you can totally do this! Stick around to help stay motivated. :) I see your ticker has 220 for your goal which struck a chord with me; while I've spent all of my life obese (or worse), I did manage to get down to the 220's twice before going back to old ways and regaining. When I reached 360 I promised myself that I needed to try to get down to at least 250, but I secretly had my eye on getting to 220. Part of me believed I couldn't do it, but the rest of me stubbornly pushed myself further and further. I finally made it under 220 for the first time ever this year, and then I got pregnant! :lol: I'm currently on a pregnancy break but will definitely get back on the wagon as soon as I can next year.
Anyway, hang in there! I'm rooting for ya. :hug:
09-16-2013, 05:57 PM
Congrats! I put 220 as my initial goal because I think the ticker would be overwhelming if it were much lower which would only discourage me. When I am smaller, I tend to get very active and honestly can't see myself ever weighing less than maybe 190 (even as a snotty thing, I prefer the way a size 14 woman looks to a size 8 when at my height) so I will reassess when I get there. And I WILL get there. SOON. Lol.
09-16-2013, 06:21 PM
I think it definitely helps to break things down into smaller chunks. I was on a roll last year, and one of the things that really helped was creating monthly goals. Given the amount I'd already lost along with the rate I was currently hitting, I wasn't guaranteed to lose every week no matter how on-plan I stayed due to fluctuations that had nothing to do with fat. But I shot for losing 5 pounds per month, and I was typically pretty close with that. It didn't feel like much at first but it really adds up over the course of several months!
Anyway, I can totally understand not wanting to be overwhelmed with such a far-off goal. My ultimate goal has always been 150 since it's a nice round number that my doctors have given me for years, but I really have no clue how I'll look or feel anywhere below 200. And I definitely plan on getting under 200 next year no matter what! At 210-215 I found I was a 16w, but I'm an apple so I'd mainly like to get my waist curving in rather than out. :D
You're a bit taller than me and I bet you'll love getting down to 190. :)