3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Did you hate the weight before & love it now?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-20-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
I wanna be a loser, too
 
cbmare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bay Area California
Posts: 3,536

Height: vertically challenged

Default Did you hate the weight before & love it now?

As I traverse on this downward slope, I'm finding that I'm rejoicing in a weight I hated before. Maybe it took going so high to appreciate where I am now and where I'm heading.

Did any of you feel this way?
__________________
love n kisses,


Life does not happen in a vacuum. Lifestyle changes must transcend habits and routines. - thanks midwife.

Weight loss isn't linear and the body doesn't have a timetable. - thanks Glory87.




I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
cbmare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
Captain Prescriptivism
 
ImpalaHoarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 293

S/C/G: 197/197/143

Height: 5'3"

Default

Well, it's a different feeling. The first time I was this weight I knew I was this weight because I was doing unhealthy things. Now, just the opposite. It's also more possible to be happy with the way you look because you know you don't have to be totally satisfied, just be happy with the progress you've made. Congratulations on the weight loss! Hope you keep feeling that way!
__________________


Note: If my weight seems to be jumping around a lot, that's because it is: it's whatever my most recent weigh in is.
ImpalaHoarder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 12:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
mom2mollie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 238

S/C/G: 177/171.2/154

Height: 5' 5.5"

Default

Yes, yes, yes!
I was aghast at getting UP to 170 before, and right now I would be thrilled to be DOWN there again!
mom2mollie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 01:12 PM   #4
3 + years maintaining
 
rockinrobin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,070

S/C/G: 287/120's

Height: 5 foot nuthin'

Default

I absolutely felt that way. 1000% so.

I was THRILLED beyond belief with myself at 220 lbs, 199 lbs and down and down and down. Heck, who am I kidding, I was starting to feel wonderful when I had lost about 25-30 lbs. I really thought I was lookin' (and feeling) pretty darn excellent at even 220 lbs. And then when I hit the 199 mark, OMG, I REALLY felt PHENOMENAL. Amazing, because as I was climbing upwards, I didn't feel so great about it. After being SO heavy and SO big for SO long, I was ecstatic to be smaller. Even though I was still very much overweight.

Funny, because G-d forbid I should ever go up again (but I won't ), even 10 or 20 lbs, I would be in utter misery again. Amazing what we get used to.
rockinrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 01:20 PM   #5
Weight Loss Expert
 
diet fiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3

Default

I know its the holidays but this really isn't a good thing, we need to take control here and stop putting the same crap in our bodies that got us to that massive weight in the first place.

Yes I may have been in better shape before but thats because I was eating healthier and actually exercising on a daily basis. I'm not going to lie to myself and say I'm happy because I'm not and its not just because I weigh more, its because I know I could be doing more either with my diet or exercising more.

I guess my point is that you shouldn't be rejoicing because of your weight but rather because your doing all you can to your knowledge to keep that weight off.

Thanks,
diet fiend
__________________
diet fiend
diet fiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 01:36 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Robin41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 988

S/C/G: 292/144/145

Height: 5'10"

Default

I absolutely have felt that way. It's the same with fitting into old clothes again. I can actually remember crying in a dressing room when I first had to buy size 20 pants. A couple of months ago when I got back into them, I was thrilled. For about a month they were my favorite pants.

I think a lot of it is the relief in being headed in the right direction, and the compliments don't hurt either.
__________________
Robin41



Current Weight: 144 lbs.
Robin41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 01:59 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
pigginpodgey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Falkland Islands (South Atlantic)
Posts: 492

S/C/G: 287/252/165

Height: 5 ft 4"

Default

Interesting question, I totally agree! I was in complete denial at 252 at how huge i was, i dont actually recognise myself in photos from that period, so to be anything lighter than that was a relief!!

Its strange though because before when ive gotten to this weight, ive been devestated, but as someone on here said its totally different when your going up, the coming down is a totally different thing altogether!
__________________


30th Birthday Goal! 7 months to go!
pigginpodgey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 02:13 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
practiceliving's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 744

S/C/G: 214/ticker/175

Height: 5'8

Default

Heck yes!

After my first year at university, I had gone from a very fit 160lbs to a hopelessly unfit 188lbs. I thought it was the end of the world, and got back down around 170lbs for a while. Then I came back to uni and in Jan 2007 I found out I was 209lbs... over my "never ever" weight of 200lbs. I was shocked, and as I slooowly work my way back down, I would LOVE to be back at 188lbs!

Funny how it works, eh?
__________________
--marianne GO BLUE GO!
First Goal - 25lbs GONE! Now it's the road to GOAL!


“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will’. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.” - David Copperfield
practiceliving is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 02:50 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
missingmyerica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 334

S/C/G: 225/198.2/150

Height: 5'5

Default

This is such a great topic. I remember feeling "fat" on my honeymoon, when I weighed about 120lbs!! Now, I went from 225lbs to 209lbs and I feel like america's next top model!! LOL...not really, but I do feel like I look a lot better, and I certainly feel better about myself after only losing a little bit of weight. Can you imagine how I'll feel at goal? I think it's all relevant to where you are in life.
__________________



missingmyerica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 03:24 PM   #10
One day at a time
 
FrouFrou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Land of Oz
Posts: 9,893

S/C/G: 220/191/186

Default

Absolutely! And I have to quit liking the weight now because I have a ways to go! I've done this before..got to a point I liked but not my goal and for some reason seemed satisfied. I refuse to this time though...I am loving my weight now but I will love my new weight even more!
__________________
Cristina
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
FrouFrou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 03:30 PM   #11
Moderating Mama
 
mandalinn82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 11,922

S/C/G: 295/200/175

Height: 5' 8"

Default

DietFiend - that seems a bit harsh to me...you can certainly rejoice in the weight you ARE without omitting the fact that you still have room to improve. You can celebrate BOTH - how far you've come so far, and that you are doing all you can to keep going! Just because you're not at goal doesn't mean your body is not worthy of respect and love. Tying self worth to weight is a risky proposition.

Anyway - I don't understand this, because I was always heavy. Although I do remember crossing the 200 lb mark in 8th grade and being really upset, and getting down into Onederland was obviously cause for celebration. Now if I gained back up, it'd be, as Robin said, not good.
__________________
Goal Met - 10/28/07 - My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story - Where Have I Been?

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!

Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!
mandalinn82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 03:33 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
missingmyerica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 334

S/C/G: 225/198.2/150

Height: 5'5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mandalinn82 View Post
Tying self worth to weight is a risky proposition.
Amen sista!!!
__________________



missingmyerica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 03:34 PM   #13
3 + years maintaining
 
rockinrobin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,070

S/C/G: 287/120's

Height: 5 foot nuthin'

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
Absolutely! And I have to quit liking the weight now because I have a ways to go! I've done this before..got to a point I liked but not my goal and for some reason seemed satisfied. I refuse to this time though...I am loving my weight now but I will love my new weight even more!
You are so right! I was so pleased with my progress and the way I was looking and feeling, if it hadn't been for the fact that I wanted to get to a "healthy" weight, I don't know if I would have pressed on. But I'm sure glad I did. As good as I was feeling, I feel much, MUCH better now that I've gotten all the way to goal. It's hard though to know that in advance.
rockinrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 04:27 PM   #14
I wanna be a loser, too
 
cbmare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bay Area California
Posts: 3,536

Height: vertically challenged

Default

Thank you Mandalinn. I felt the same way about that post.

I'm not rejoicing because it is the end. I'm rejoicing because I made a decision and have stuck to it. I'm rejoicing because, while I have a ways to go, I'm doing it with watching what I eat and exercise. I'm rejoicing because I can do it and I'm proving it.

Thanks for the responses everyone. Your words of encouragement are just that, encouraging! We all need that.
__________________
love n kisses,


Life does not happen in a vacuum. Lifestyle changes must transcend habits and routines. - thanks midwife.

Weight loss isn't linear and the body doesn't have a timetable. - thanks Glory87.




I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
cbmare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 06:21 PM   #15
Maintaining :)
 
CountingDown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,752

S/C/G: 215/117/120

Height: 5'4"

Default

Absolutely! I am thrilled to be at this weight! I love the clothes (2nd hand) that I have found that fit. I will mourn not being able to wear a couple of beautiful suits that I have found - LOL
I love feeling fit and healthy! I am at the same weight I was at AFTER my first son was born. I thought it was an awful weight back then. Somehow 25 years later, I have a completely different perspective on weight and health.

Will I continue losing weight, even though I am so happy here? Yes. Like Robin, I want to be at a healthy weight and have even more energy, flexibility, and strength. I want to be a very active and fit person as I move closer to retirement and beyond. I want to be a grandma that can keep up with her grandchildren.

I don't want to miss out on any more experiences because of my weight - ever - again!
__________________

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? ICor 6:19
My Pictorial Journey " " My Goal Story
CountingDown is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:35 PM.






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