3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

need some re-assurance

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-06-2003, 09:52 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: maryland
Posts: 39

Default need some re-assurance

You all know I am fairly new here. I just got my book in the mail yesterday. Have been doing SBD since Saturday, but without the book I did make a few mistakes. I also just got my period yesterday, which I know makes me gain weight. I joined the YMCA last week, have gone the last two nights and done 1/2 hour on the treadmill. (went 3 times last week) I have about 50 pounds to loose. I LOVE this WOE...it's very easy for me...I stepped on the scale this morning (don't ask me why) and I have gained like 3 pounds...Please reassure me that this will work....that's it's monthly water weight, that I am not the only person like this....I am 44 and have been fat for the last 12 years...I am so excited about this, and hopeful...now I am getting a little worried...any input would be SO appreciated.

stay the course,
tina
tinabrul is offline  
Old 08-06-2003, 10:03 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
ellis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 15,006

Height: 5'-2"

Default

Tina, sweetie... it's your period. Do NOT stress. Drink lots of water, stick with the program, and next week you will see results!! Think of this as a learning time. You've got your book now... take these few days to really read it and get familiar with it. By the time your period is over, not only will you have lost some weight, but you'll know the program inside and out!
You're going to be fine... hang in there...
love and hugs
ellis
__________________
I am a runner!

__________
"Wouldn't it be wonderful to take all the evil people and put them over there, then we wouldn't have to deal with them. And all of us good people would stay right here. The problem is that the line separating good and evil cuts right through the human heart." Alexander Solzenitzen
ellis is offline  
Old 08-06-2003, 10:43 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: maryland
Posts: 39

Default

Thanks Ellis, I'll try to calm down, take a breathe and hold tight....

tina
tinabrul is offline  
Old 08-06-2003, 12:26 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
JuleBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Delaware
Posts: 22

Default

Tina,

I feel for you. I know how discouraging it is to work so hard with no results. But keep in mind that the scale isn't the only indicator. Do you feel better? More energetic? You are taking care of yourself and you WILL see the weight come off.

Keep up the good work.
Jule
JuleBee is offline  
Old 08-06-2003, 12:43 PM   #5
GARDENING ADDICT
 
2BFIT1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Auburn,GA,USA
Posts: 1,544

Default

Tina~Please don't give up. It is your period and the water retention that can come with it. I am 48 and I can easily gain 5-7 pounds of water during my TOM. Not only will you eventually lose this TOM weight soon (you always do , don't you ) but you will also begin to lose because of this WOE.

By next week, you will have to plan your daily agenda based around where the bathrooms are. No lie!!! You wait and see....
__________________
~~~Sil
March start wt=146, goal= 130
2BFIT1 is offline  
Old 08-06-2003, 12:59 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: maryland
Posts: 39

Default

Thanks guys...you know the bottom line is I have tried everything else....this HAS to work...I am running out of choices, and like I said, I like the plan, so I am in no rush to jump off the wagon (or jump off the beach ) I will hang on and keep you all posted on my (hopefully) progress.

stay the course,
tina
tinabrul is offline  
Old 08-06-2003, 01:00 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
trishiau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: South Bend, IN
Posts: 7

S/C/G: s195/c176/g150

Default

Hey all, I am new to the SBD program...just started today. I tried the Atkins Diet last winter, and I could only stay on it for a couple weeks, and never lost....any inspiration or tips you might have to keep me on task these next two weeks of Phase 1?
__________________
trishiau is offline  
Old 08-06-2003, 01:27 PM   #8
Cookin' With A Vengeance!
 
dentrassi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Royal Oak, MI
Posts: 2,509

Default

WELCOME TRISHIAU!!!
Suggestions-Drink LOTS of water. Don't let yourself get hungry (Eat ALL your meals and snacks!!) A lot of us here had headaches the first week. This is carb withdrawal. Stick with it, because they are gone by the second week!!!
This has been much easier than I or many of the others here thought it was going to be, so relax and enjoy the sun and sand on the beach!!!
__________________
dentrassi is offline  
Old 08-06-2003, 02:11 PM   #9
Mous
 
LADY WINDSONG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Colorful Colorado
Posts: 847

Default

Keep off the scale and remember numbers are just that numbers!

They may or may not come down, but the inches WILL.

Have faith. The pounds will melt away when you aren't looking.
Keep to the SBD and keep posting.

Marcie
__________________


Health is MY goal and weight loss is MY gift.
LADY WINDSONG is offline  
Old 08-06-2003, 02:45 PM   #10
Member
 
bradydave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 52

Default

Don't give up. I had myself a little pity party last week because I had lost 4, then gained 2 back in phase I. I was seriously questioning the plan...but I'm glad I stayed with it because I am now seeing with results.

Everyone is right. Drink up...and stick with it. You'll be happy you did.

Erika
__________________



Spring Break Goal



Birthday Goal (May 19th)


bradydave is offline  
Old 08-06-2003, 09:13 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Nikkiloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 194

Default

Tina:

It is definitely your period ... don't feel bad ... I haven't lost a pound in about 9 days!!! ... drink lots of water and make sure you're eating enough ...

The scale isn't the only thing that matters although it is so much more encouraging when we see a pound slide off ... I've noticed that my clothes are much looser and I feel so much better ....

Hang in there!!!

Kathy
__________________
SBD 150/140/130
Nikkiloo is offline  
Old 08-06-2003, 09:17 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: maryland
Posts: 39

Default

Thanks for all the support...I feel a little better tonight....it's nice to know I am not alone on this journey (or on the beach!)

stay the course,
tina
tinabrul is offline  
Closed Thread
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


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

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting healthy to GET pregnant! Join me! Inconceivable Pregnant - Nursing 159 04-16-2009 09:26 AM
WATP~~ February 2007 Daily Check in hoosiermomto3 Fitness Videos 133 03-01-2007 12:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:06 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2