Originally Posted by ShanIAm
You may have days in the beginning where you are whiteknuckling it and going through deep fried corndog withdrawals
but I promise you it is short lived!
Welcome to 3FC and I hope you are here to stay!
LMAO! "deep fried corndog withdrawals"
Sometimes the folks here just say something that really resonates with me... in such a HUMOROUS way, I can't help but love you all.
I've been on a kojillion diets. All my life.
I was a chubby baby. Chubby babies are soooooo sooooo cute. Everybody loves a chubby baby! But then chubby baby becomes chubby child, and gets made fun of by other kids on the playground. Chubby child becomes chubby pre-adolescent. Gets sick of being chubby, sick of even family members saying "she is just a chubby girl".
I lost the "baby fat" in a growth spurt of the early teen years. Stayed stick-thin thru jr high & hi-school at right around 103-105 lbs. Ironically, while in hi-school, if I gained above 105 lbs, I considered myself in danger of obesity and in need of dieting. Hello laxatives & OTC diet pills!!!! Five pounds gone in a couple of days - no problem!!!
Yes, that was a no-no
but it worked & I did it on several occasions.
So finally - I learn to get healthy during college. Got very active. Lifting weights; swam a lot (lifeguarding) and hiking on weekends with boyfriend, and clubbing with my girlfriends (dancing 3-4 hours a night 2x/week really works that a$$ completely off!) Good weight! 115...MAYBE 120 or so into early adulthood. And yet... even at 115 or 120... I STILL THINK I'M FAT AND CONSTANTLY TRY TO NOT EAT TO GET BACK DOWN TO MY 105 lbs OF HI-SCHOOL WEIGHT.
Now I've yo-yo'd between 126-192 for the past 22 years.
And I am SICK & TIRED of yo'yoing. What I want - MY GOAL - is to get to a happy weight, somewhere right around 135-140 is good for me - and STAY THERE. Until I die. I eat healthy 80% of the time. I exercise 3-5 days a week, even if it's just a little walk around my hood! I enjoy good, whole, fresh foods. Sometimes I get all PMSy and go stark raving lunatic fringe with chocolate & salt. But ON THE WHOLE, I eat lean meat (fish, chicken, turkey) and good veggies (zucchini, squash, tomato, cucumber, green beans, peppers, etc.) and dessert consists of cut up strawberries or a cupful of grapes, or a frozen juice bar, or a SINGLE serving of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (cup! not CUPS! one RPB cup!) - I keep my calories between 1350-1550 daily, altho occasionally I do go over or under that depending on my hunger level. I DO NOT EAT IF I AM NOT HUNGRY. I DO NOT EAT just because it's "time to eat" (lunch is 12:00... here it is 12:32 & I still am not hungry, so I won't eat until I am hungry.) Plus several other little "rules" I've made for myself.
YOU CAN DO THIS TOO. The best piece of advice I can give you is to FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. That may not be what worked for your friend, or your mother, or your co-worker, or The Biggest Loser winner this season, etc. You may have several types of diets & exercise routines that you have to try before you realize it just ain't your thing. But keep plugging away! Don't give up! That is the main thing for all us. Changing your eating habits is not easy, but it can be done. And always come here! The people at 3FC are awesome people. WE'RE JUST LIKE YOU! Struggling, but determined.