Hello. I am new to 3fatchicks.com. I am currently 36 years old and have had to fight with my weight since I was about 19.
A few years ago I found a healthy way to lose weight and keep it off (eating a 200 calorie meal about once every 2 hours). I lost 56 pounds and kept it off for about 3 years. Then, I moved (I am active duty Air Force) to a new base. I went from loving my job to hating my new job; working a straight-day schedule to working 12-hour rotation shifts (rotating between day and night shifts constantly); liking the squadron I was in to absolutely hating my squadron and how it treated its people. So, with all that, I gained all the weight back and a bit more.
I have moved again, and although I am not thrilled with my job, it's better than the one I just left and I am back on a straight-day schedule. I got to my current base in November. Since January I have really been trying to get back to my 200-calorie/2 hour eating habit, but it has been really hard. I am not sure what is making it so difficult this time. So, I searched the web and wanted to try a website with a support group and one where I can post my daily food diary. I am really hoping this helps as my career depends on whether or not I can lose weight and get in shape and my self esteem could really use a boost. My weight gain has affected a lot of my life and I really want to change that. I want to lose about 70 pounds.