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Old 06-25-2022, 01:53 PM   #136  
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Hey, hey!
Sorry that I've been MIA for a little while. I just haven't been staying focused on my goals. So glad the forum is still here even when I'm not...lol!

L&L's mom, thank you for the encouragement and for continuing to check in. Congrats on reaching the 170s! That is so awesome and inspiring. I have been in the 200s for so long. The last time I was out of them was when I got pregnant back in 2019 and even then it was in high school when I saw the 190s last. If I would just stay focused, I KNOW that I can get back there.
Kstrong, I haven't been following long, so I do not know all of the details about your eyes, but I'm sending you prayers and good vibes for your next surgery!
Wannabe, I haven't seen the issues with the site yet, but I was having issues a few weeks ago when I was trying to post. I would type up my response and then things would reset or whatever and everything would be gone. It was definitely frustrating. Hopefully, they have the kinks worked out.

Well, I got back on the scale yesterday morning. I'm just hanging around the 230s. I have GOT to get focused and on plan so I can get out of the 230s for good. On a positive note, I have not drank any sodas but maybe a sip here and there just to remind myself that they are gross. Haha!! I have been adding sugar-free flavor mixes to my water which I do plan to cut out eventually. I found some better choices that do not contain aspertame or sucralose. It's True Lemon brand from Walmart. It has 1g of sugar and then the rest is sweetened with Stevia. Now, I just need to cut out the sucralose in everything else. 😑
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Old 06-26-2022, 07:31 AM   #137  
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Thanks Carol and Shauna for your thoughts and prayers!

Carol, I'm still having issues getting in to the site, especially on my phone (android) and especially if I use Firefox. I even tried taking all the privacy settings/blockers off. Today, I am able to get in with Chrome, but only on my laptop. Although the ad blocker is still on so there goes that theory. I had to use Edge last week to get in...

Shauna, it is the small steps that get us where we are going so good for you making wise changes. I've always been an all or nothing sort and it usually backfires. I'm off all sugar and rarely have any, but if I do the adult beverages, I get the "sugar free" mixers or make my own mixers with Pyure. Walm also has their own brand of liquid Stevia that I use in a pinch, but the Pyure has less ingredients which usually means more "natural". Nothing would be better for sure and I seem to be fine just having organic HWC in my coffee. I allow myself one serving a day just to pretend it is a treat.
I'm with you on getting focused! We can do this!

I'm going to be extra strict for awhile to see if I can get the last of this water weight off. I'll be completely off the meds on JUL 1 so I'm expecting more love from the scale and I'll be out of excuses to misbehave. My next surgery is in 4 weeks so I'm going make JULY a totally ON PLAN month so I can get back comfortable in my size 10 jeans!

I'm happy to announce that 6/28/22 will be 4 years that I've maintained below 200 after 20+ years of being 250-280. It doesn't seem that long even though I've had to fight for most of that to keep it off. I survived another birthday below obese level for 2 years now although I've been on a 10 lb rollercoaster for a few months putting me right on the edge.

Unfortunately my weight trend line for this year doesn't look good, it could be much much worse!!!

Let's make this a great week y'all!
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Old 06-26-2022, 07:33 PM   #138  
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KStrong,,congrats,for staying below 200. I have too, but my highest was only 217 so not as big a drop as yours!

I normally use my Kindle tablet to get on the site and its a nightmare. The only browser it has is Silk. I will try my PC because I have Edge on there and can download chrome. Other people are having trouble getting in, too. I really don't want to have to use my PC. It is old and slow, just like me.
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Old 06-27-2022, 06:18 AM   #139  
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Hi everyone!

I have also had issues with the site. The past few times I tried it was an issue. Thanks for the congrats! It is a great feeling to be to basically a new adult low since I haven't seen this weight in almost 30 years. Its still sort of surreal to be in new territory like this!

KStrong So glad to see you checking in! I am sorry you had complications from the surgery and it's with your eyes. A big congrats on four years under 200!! That is so awesome! As you know you are like me basically living your adult life in the mid 200's, it's so major to be able to achieve it and now maintain it!

sgregg I am glad to see you are checking in...some do check in a few times and then they never come back. I think posting here does help keep us focused. Checking in is half the battle! The other half for me is writing down everything I eat so I can't forget how many calories I've had that day.
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Old 06-27-2022, 08:28 AM   #140  
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After 16 nights with no AC and actual temps 97-102 in the pm, I'm happy to see a five degree break this morning. It is actually comfortable for a minute with my windows open in the mid 70s/lower humidity so I could get my strength training in. I hope they get those parts soon as I'm just one big heat rash right now and JUL and AUG will not be pretty!!!

Carol, thanks! I hear you on the old tech. This is the first time I've ever let my devices get so old as I'm a big ol tecky. Everything works good enough so I'm trying to wait on any new purchases and not be in such a rush. I ended up deleting my favorite browser (Firefox) from all of my devices as so many sites don't do well with it. I still can't get in here on my phone even with Chrome. But, I can access with my laptop or tablet using Chrome. I have a good ad blocker on it and can access so I'm good now. Hopefully...

L&L's Mom! Great to see you!!! Thanks, we are now about the same weight so may I borrow 2 inches of height? LOL I'll probably join you on the monthly thread in July to try to stay more detail focused! If, its there...otherwise, we could revive the "getting out of the 170's thread". OR do you even want to get out of the 170's? I can't remember if you made another goal or you are content where you are? I'm still aiming for 145 with 153 being a "healthy weight" for my height. But as I continue to say, I'm at least happy in the 160's; if I ever get back there.

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Unfortunately, I am able to get into the site using Edge on my PC. I say unfortunately, because it means I have to get on here for 3FatChicks all the time or find some way to do it on my tablet. I would switch to Chrome and Delete Firefix but DH also uses this computer and he hates change. I am not techy, so when something doesn't work the way I expect it to, I'm lost. But this will work for now. Thanks for the information, KStrong!
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Carol, FYI, you don't have to delete Firefox if that is what hubby uses. I just did that because I was trying to keep things simple across all of my devices/syncing. You can keep using Edge or install Chrome and keep three (or more) browsers on your PC if you want. I did that for awhile because I use the Google Spreadsheets and the tools were better with Chrome, but used Firefox for everything else. Just make sure not to accept any changes to make the "new" browser the default. It will put a shortcut on your desktop and if that bothers hubby, you can delete it and access through your Start/Apps menu or put a link in your taskbar... I know it can get complicated as I know many that don't like any kind of change.

I noticed this morning that another site (not forum related) that I use daily is hanging up and will only be accessible with Edge (not on my phone!). I think Cyberspace is trying to drive us all crazy lately. This too shall pass...

p.s. I wish I was there to help you with your Kindle. I don't know much about them or the Silk browser, but I know some apps can be sideloaded including Chrome. If you get too froggy, you might do a search and attempt it. It usually just involves turning off the security to install an "outside" app. Just make sure you go directly to Google Chrome's site and download directly from the source (ETA: or the Google Play app store - my tablet is a hybrid so I keep forgetting that most tablets just use apps); then immediately turn that security back on after installing Chrome. Otherwise, my only other thought may be the security settings may be too strict keeping you from getting on this site and there may be some options there if you allow just the 3FC site to avoid some of those. If this makes sense?

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KStrong, to complicate things even more, I got a new IPad but haven't figured out how to use it yet. I tried a couple times but got confused so I set it aside and went back to the Kindle tablet that I'm familiar with. I will keep trying, and that might solve all these problems I'm having. I did Data Entry for a living, so DH thinks I should know all about computers since I worked with them. I know more than he does, but that's not much!
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Carol, I know nothing about Apple products so I understand. The iPad may be easier to learn than their computers though so you may be surprised. I'm using my hybrid old Microsoft Surface Pro 3 without the keyboard right now and my fast typing speed goes out the window.
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I am on my IPad now. So far so good.
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That is great, Carol! I'm sure you will get the hang of it.
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It took several tries to get this thread to load...I tried a couple of times last night too...this site is a mess!

KStrong I will be nice and give you one inch! Then we can each be 5'7. I have skipped the monthly thread this month, nobody has been on it. I can do the getting out of the 170's thread. Yes I would like to get out of the 170's. I honestly never thought I'd ever even be that close to that when I started. Recently I put my goal as 164 to make it an even 100 pounds. When I look up BMI calculators that weight is still technically overweight. I would have to be more like 160 to not be overweight. I guess I am not putting too much pressure on myself for a final number. I am amazed that my mom who basically has been a size L or XL most of her adult life is now medium and small. I know it can happen, she is 77 and has been losing weight at the same time I have (about two years now). I am enjoying all her free hand me down clothes too. LOL
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L&L: I appreciate the extra inch. I was taller at one point before my lumbar DDD/knee arthritis. I've lost lots of cushion in my joints! I think you'd be at a healthy weight below 165 based on BMI, but that is subjective as our bodies can be full of muscle, top heavy, etc. 5'6" is 154, I feel like anything below 160 looks VERY good on my body at this stage. I still aim for 145 but that is purely vanity pounds and assuming shrinkage for old age. However, being 50-something has me thinking that I'll look better a little heavier to not be just one big wrinkle. I also think that I have such a hard time maintaining being "this small" that I have to be practical with my goals.

FYI I've been posting in the June monthly the last few days so Curvy would be reminded about the site issues and that there would be some interest in case she wants to do a July one as it was empty. If she doesn't start the monthly, I will revive the 170s as I still have it bookmarked from 2020. if we do the monthly we can stick together even if you take off and leave me (weight wise) or I finally lose this med water weight or we could rename it "staying away from the 170's" . My goal is to try to be strict over the next four weeks because I'll have to get back on the meds again for the surgery so that is why I need the extra accountability daily. I even joined the JUL daily weigh in. Three threads should keep me focused, right!?

Anyway, I've been good and the weight is coming down at a good pace this week. I'd love to be back in the 160's next week, but I won't hold my breath.

Have a great day everyone!
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I had a good scale week, so far. . I re-focused last Sunday and have been extra strict since then along with being med-free again. I was around 169 mid May before this mess started so I'm about five pounds away from that. I can do this!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Hello! It seems like the site is doing better? Fingers crossed!

I would try to check in here and there and just give up. Not too much to report anyway. It's going to be the same now, I guess...one day you have more sodium and or less fiber and bam up two pounds. If you have the opposite you can be down a pound or two. I hate to admit when I was a teen and I saw the scale go up I'd give up and just eat whatever.

KStrong You know after I posted last I saw you had been posting on the monthly thread, it seems like nobody else is. It's a shame. it makes me wonder sometimes how others who used to post are doing? Oh well. Checking in does help me get my thoughts out and keep me focused on the goal. I can't believe I am almost one of those "last ten pounds" people I used to hate. LOL (That was such a foreign concept at 264 and I was even higher at 310 pre my separation from my ex husband). I really do think 160 is going to be my goal. I have a vague memory of weighing this at 16 and I felt great at that weight. I am so glad the scale is going down for you! You sure have been through it lately with your medical issues. It's great you didn't use it as an excuse to eat. People are good at justifying whatever they want to do.

I have to work today on July 4th, but it's holiday pay (double time) so I will take it. If you all are off, enjoy! I will have my (veggie) burger tonight.
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