Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-21-2009, 02:20 PM   #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
bodyisatemple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ny, Ny
Posts: 80

S/C/G: 152/145/125

Height: 5'3

Default I'm New to this site, where do I go?

Hi there,

I just registered for this site yesterday. I'm a 28 year old grad student with about 30 pounds to lose. I've read some of the success stories and I'm amazed at the strong women here. I would love to find a thread where the posters are committed and not into excuses.

Unlike a lot of the stories I've read, I've never been a yo-yo dieter. I lost twenty pounds once in college by working out consistently and following an ediets meal plan. Last year I lost about 15 pounds doing the same thing. But I've never lost weight on a crash diet. Food is my biggest issue. I have a hard time denying myself any candy/junk that I want, and my portions are way out of control. Sometimes, I'm amazed I don't weigh more than I do.

Anyways, I want help with setting up a correct meal plan, tracking my food, making time to exercise. Just building those foundational habits. Any tips? Are there any threads/boards I should join? Any help would totally be appreciated.

Best,
Annie
current weight, 153 - goal is 125.
bodyisatemple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 03:06 PM   #2  
Senior Member
 
skinnywish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alberta, CANADA
Posts: 411

S/C/G: 192/192/160

Height: 5'6"

Default

Hi Annie! And welcome! Your eating habit sound a lot like mine...take a look around the forum and find what's right for you. I am currently posting mostly in the C25K thread, which is a great beginner running plan.

See ya around!
skinnywish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 03:49 PM   #3  
Member
Thread Starter
 
bodyisatemple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ny, Ny
Posts: 80

S/C/G: 152/145/125

Height: 5'3

Default

Thanks skinny.

I'm not a big runner anymore (I ran a marathon in '05 and lost all desire to run after that), but I'll check out the board for some motivation. I've gotten very interested in biking lately. If anyone has any biking tips, I'd love that as well.

Cheers,
Annie
bodyisatemple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 05:51 PM   #4  
This is not a test.
 
Iconised Ghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3,409

S/C/G: 187/132/127.8

Height: 5'5''/165cm

Default

welcome!

i would just surf around the site and make a plan for yourself. You'll need to decide how you are going to manage eating (if you are going to count calories or not etc) and how you want to get your exercise in. The Chicks in Control forum might have some good ideas for controlling your eating. Other than that i would say you can be as creative as you like with your plan! But i think being as specific as possible in it will help, makes it easier to spot what is going wrong if you find it doesnt work

Good luck!
Iconised Ghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 07:39 PM   #5  
Junior Member
 
nbrown7384's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 21

S/C/G: 160/144/130

Height: 5'3

Default

hey bodyisatemple, i'm very similar to you. Also a grad student with about the same amount of weight to lose and about the same starting and ending points!

My eating is a little different, I keep gaining and losing the same 30 lbs because of stress! When I get too busy and stressed I forget to look at what I'm eating and eat really badly. I've done well over the past year because I'm not eating out as much and making better choices at home but I need to get on a consistent exercise plan. I usually work out for a month or so and then get busy and fall off the band wagon.

For me, usually it's I'm either exercising and eating badly or eating well and not exercising and then I'm not gaining weight but also not losing it.

Anyway, welcome to 3FC! We should be buddies!
nbrown7384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 07:56 PM   #6  
Member
Thread Starter
 
bodyisatemple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ny, Ny
Posts: 80

S/C/G: 152/145/125

Height: 5'3

Default

Hi nbrown. Wow, are stats are very similar. You've already lost ten pounds, good for you! I added you to my buddy list. Let's definitely keep each other posted about the things we learn here.
Annie
bodyisatemple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 08:30 PM   #7  
Senior Member
 
bargoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Davis, Ca
Posts: 23,149

S/C/G: 204/114/120

Height: 5'

Default

Featherweights might be a good forum for you. However, you are welcome on any forum that you feel at home in.

Last edited by bargoo; 04-21-2009 at 09:02 PM.
bargoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 11:41 PM   #8  
Junior Member
 
nbrown7384's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 21

S/C/G: 160/144/130

Height: 5'3

Default

thanks annie... the ten pounds was lost in january and february, so I kinda feel like I'm starting over again recently. I was on a plateau for about a month and a half and just stopped counting calories. Luckily I've had enough drive not to eat horribly and keeping the same eating habits I was when I was actually counting, so I think that's helped not gain any weight.

I will also add you to my buddy list!

-Nikki
nbrown7384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 01:31 AM   #9  
Senior Member
 
JadeBlue14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Outside Philly
Posts: 200

S/C/G: 154/147.75/120

Height: 5'2-3" ish

Default

If you're interested in counting calories, www.fitday.com might be a good site for you. you can also enter your exercise, and look at the nutrition you're getting. It really helps me stay on track.
We're also about the same heignt, start weight, and goal weight. What has really helped me the most at feeling better about my body has been the exercising. I work out at least twice a week, usually 4 or 5 times. While i've been plateau for a while weight wise, i'm way more fit than i was.
JadeBlue14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 04:48 AM   #10  
Senior Member
 
sindy9001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 207

Default

Hi! Welcome! I think this forum is good for you.
sindy9001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 09:41 PM   #11  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5

Default me too

hey! I just joined as well....about 15 min ago actually. I am also trying to figure out what to do first and just wanted to say hello and good luck.
MissStarGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 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.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.