3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Maintainers > Living Maintenance > Maintainer Introductions

Maintainer Introductions our stories and photos

Thread Tools
Old 12-21-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
Maintainer since 12/21/10
Oboegal's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: midwest USA
Posts: 220

S/C/G: 260/144/145

Height: 5'5"

Default New maintainer

Howdy--I've posted in the Living Maintenance forum a few times, but I have now officially earned my place here. As of today, I have lost 115 pounds and have reached my goal of 145.

I plan to make a longer post with photos in the main Goal thread later today, but briefly: I'm 49 years old with PCOS. I've always been chubby. The lowest weight I ever had since childhood was 134 at the age of 18, but I had terrible eating habits so I started gaining again almost immediately.

I was in the US military from 1982 to 1986. I had thought that it would be good incentive to keep the weight off, but it turned out that the weight limit (about 147 or 148) was a constant source of stress that led me to flirt with disordered eating. When I got out of the military, I was so happy not to have a weight limit anymore that I gained 70 pounds in about a year!

In 1989, I dieted from 225 to 173, but it didn't take me long to gain that back with interest. I yo-yo dieted my way up to 260 by the end of 2008.

On December 29, 2008, against all logic and experience, I decided that I Was Ready. I took my knowledge and experience about what worked and didn't work for me and started calorie counting. I lost 77 pounds last year and 38 this year. The weird thing has been how stressful and traumatic it *hasn't* been for me to lose weight this time. I understand that maintenance has its own set of challenges, but I think I'm ready. I have already found the information and role models in this forum to be invaluable.

See you around!
Oboegal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 10:59 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 8,974


Welcome Oboe! What a great and inspirational story! And how cool that you're going to start your 50s in such wonderful shape!

Please keep posting -- we're all looking forward to getting to know you better. And the more, the merrier on this maintenance path!
Meg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2010, 10:23 AM   #3
Workin' It
Shannon in ATL's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wherever I go, there I am...
Posts: 7,672

S/C/G: 190/164/135

Height: 5'5.5"


Hi Oboe! Welcome!
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

Shannon in ATL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NorthEastern United States
Posts: 7

S/C/G: 248/116/116

Height: 5.6'

Default me too

Your history sounds so much like mine. I struggled for so many years back and forth with my weight. Losing and gaining again. Thats why I'm so afraid to eat normal food again. BTW, I'm in my mid 50's and was happy to see others close to my age. Good luck to you.
lulubella is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2