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vix 08-14-2014 09:46 AM

Hey Reclaiming Waif!! Welcome to the group. I know what you mean about the sideways looks from people with a lot to lose. I am on another forum where you can get someone with 5lbs to lose alongside someone with over 100lbs to go and so I have experienced a little of this, 'well it's ok for you, you're nearly there', but then nearly there isn't an easy place to be in either, especially as you say, if you've been struggling to lose the same 5-10lbs or so for years. Sounds like you have everything in place though and a great support in your husband! Good luck!!

Atmos, yes sad face for Mondays but :) for Friday tomorrow!! And boy do I hear you about having slow days at work, it's either manic at my job or I'm twiddling my thumbs, but it's not like I can sit back and openly online shop while the boss is lurking so I have to pretend to be busy which is actually pretty draining lol!! I shouldn't complain, I can just think of my days waitressing or filing supermarket shelves after school...now I feel lucky! Hope you have a nice normal day!!

Reclaiming_Waif 08-14-2014 10:10 AM

I am shopping for a new pair of jeans. I have one pair! and they were on the edge of indecent. I need to go see if they fit again. And if they do, I am going to buy another pair.

I also told myself if I get down to 135 I would treat myself to a facial. If I give myself these little milestone rewards, it makes me keep my resolve. Anyone else doing this?

Reclaiming_Waif 08-14-2014 10:21 AM

Vix and I were posting at the same time!


I know what you mean about the sideways looks from people with a lot to lose. I am on another forum where you can get someone with 5lbs to lose alongside someone with over 100lbs to go and so I have experienced a little of this, 'well it's ok for you, you're nearly there',
YES! I finally had someone tell me, "You know what you have to lose is like my daily weight fluctuation." That's when I clued in that most people didn't want to hear me whine about my inability to lose 10 lbs and I shut up about it. But as y'all know, the struggle is real!

Aside from all that...I am down to 137.6 this morning. Like whoa. My husband is down 10 and I can already see some of his jowels disappearing. And he is acting happy because he is being successful. Things are pretty peachy over at the RW house. Our 15th wedding anniversary is next week and we have a $100 gift card to a steakhouse I would love to use. Steak is on the plan!

I am off of work today, so I am debating yoga or treadmill. I think yoga is going to win out today. We have a nurse that comes to the house to take care of my daughter twice a week so I can sneak away and have some me time.

atmos 08-15-2014 11:10 AM

vix - Fortunately I have my own office, so I don't have to be so careful with what I'm doing. :) I usually have quite a bit to do, but yesterday I spent most of it cleaning out my inbox (and I'm still not done, ugh) and buying a plane ticket.

Reclaiming - I hate jean shopping! My jeans were absolutely wearing through so I went on about a 3 week quest to find jeans that fit. Finally did and hope these last until my weight goes down! I plan little milestone rewards too. When I hit 130 I'm going to get myself a pair of dance sneaker for practice/parades.

Well...I did not lift weights as I claimed I would on Wednesday! I actually ended up being quite sick and laid in bed eating plain toast and oatmeal. Much better yesterday for my two hour dance class.

Tonight I'm going to a concert, so as soon as I get out of work I'm heading straight down there.

underanalysis 08-15-2014 12:09 PM

Now that TOM is officially dead and buried, I've dropped to 138.4.

I had a moment of sadness this morning when I had to fasten my bra strap on the smallest setting - my $70 bra that I've had less than a year. Ugh. Jeans and stuff I can replace on the cheap at thrift stores, but bras? No bueno.

My goal is looming on the horizon and I honestly don't know what I'm going to do when I get there. The truth is, I've been 135 before. I've even been down to 130. And I still looked fat with my clothes off. I still had a visible, protruding belly, and I still do now. I have a small frame and a high body fat percentage.

So I'm having a hard time deciding what my next step will be once I see that 135 on the scale. I don't have a problem with the number, but I know I won't be at my goal body even though I'm at my goal weight.

Hoopty 08-15-2014 04:30 PM

underanalysis - Congrats!! Weren't you stuck at 140-something forever? Can't believe you're at 138.4 lbs now!! :cheer:

atmos - Ugh, I'm sorry you felt sick :( What concert did you go to? Did you have a good time?

Reclaiming Waif - I only have one pair of jeans too :D It sucks, doesn't it? And yes - your milestone rewards, I do them too! I told myself I would buy 2 new pairs of jeans once I get below 135 lbs. What other rewards have you thought about? A facial sounds amazing! I want to treat my husband and myself to a nice massage one day.

vix and LovesToTravel - Hi! :wave: I hope you guys are doing well!

Lulubellebc - Congrats on your 2.5 lbs loss! :cheer2: Keep up the great work!


I DON'T WANNA LEAVE THE 130s-THREAD!!! :mad: Aahhhh, why is it so hard for me to get back on track? I keep making up excuses, it's terrible. For example, if I know there is a birthday coming up in 4 days then I think to myself "why get back on plan now when you're gonna eat junk food again soon anyways? Might as well just wait until after the birthday party". Another problem of mine is that once I eat something unhealthy, for example a piece of chocolate, I'll go off plan for the entire rest of the day. It has to be all-in or nothing.
What do you guys do after a major setback? (And I'm talking major since I've been off plan and WAY over calories for exactly 35 days) I gained a lot during these 35 days and while I know that it doesn't take me long to lose most of my regain, it still seems impossible to me right now. The longer I'm off track the harder it is for me to fully commit to getting back on it even though it seems SO easy. Just eat healthy, drink lots of water and workout. I know how it works. It's as simple as that. But yet, it seems so hard, it's unreal. :(

vix 08-15-2014 05:13 PM

RW, I totally have a similar jeans situation, but mainly I'm wearing shorts and skirts right now, kinda excited to try on my jeans when fall comes to see if I need some new ones!

I do the milestone reward thing, but then I also treat myself to something new if I have a bad day or PMS, so it can get expensive lol!

I hear you, the struggle is real!! They'll know when they get down here too, maybe they won't be quick to judge when they're like, 'Man, I lost 80lbs in a year but I just can't shift this last 10lbs!'

Ooh atmos, plane ticket to where?

UA, great to hear about your post-TOM drop! About the goal body thing, what kinds of exercises do you do? I've seen more women on here and other forums having body fat goals of under 30% etc rather than goal weight. Not sure how they measure it however.

Hoopty, don't go! We don't want you to leave, even if you do spoil yourself on your birthday, there will be a place for you here! It's not like you have to step on a scale before posting! I haven't really had any major set backs, I even purposely started mid-November to test myself through thanksgiving and Christmas. I put on weight but I had a voice in my head reminding me so I definitely went far less overboard than in previous years. I can only compare it to when I was learning to drive and one day it suddenly clicked when I needed to change gear, it's like a eureka moment. I got used to spoiling myself with delicious foods but it didn't go with my other interests to be overweight and spoiling myself was hurting me, I just thought, right, now is the time!!

Down 0.7lbs this week, very happy to be mid-way through my 5lb-cushion (as my goal was 135 but I wanted to get down to 130 before starting to think about maintenance).

Happy Weekend!!

Reclaiming_Waif 08-16-2014 08:32 AM

Well we decided to venture out to a restaurant last night and it was so late we decide to go to our favorite pho place because it is quick in and out. I got a noodle bowl with lean beef and lots of veggies, but it was swimming in a salty broth. I also had a rice paper spring roll. It was way more than I should have eaten on the plan, but it was all fresh, healthy, low calorie stuff. The part that worries me the most was all the SALT.

Sure enough this morning, my weight showed as 141! The needle moved up 4 pounds due to one meal?! This is crazy. I am going to a hot yoga class and guzzling water so hopefully I will be able to sweat it off and the scale will show a loss tomorrow. SALT is the devil!

I think my dieting and causing me to restrict calories so much has made me turn into a shopper. It's like I can't have one thing, so I am going to indulge in another. I go online and buy clothes for my daughter (who is starting kindergarten so I have an excuse), but now I am starting in on clothes for myself. If I could just get into the ones I already have, I would have a new wardrobe! I can't seem to cut back in all areas of my life!

underanalysis 08-16-2014 09:09 AM

Hoopty: Thanks! For a long time I was just sort of casually eating healthier, and that took me slowly from 155 to 145 between January and June, then at the end of June I started keeping my food diary daily and working out as well, and that's really melted the weight off. I'm at 137.2 today, and I've lost 1-2 inches in pretty much every part of my body.

Vix I switch off mostly between "A Day" workouts which are cardio, lifting, and ab work, and "B day" is cardio, pushups, ab work, and squats. I have a scale which is supposed to track my BF% but I'm not sure how accurate it is. Right now it says I'm at 27.3% down from 31% when I started. I'd like to get down to 24% at least.

LovesToTravel 08-16-2014 09:28 AM

Reclaiming_Waif, I very much understand feeling more comfortable posting with the featherweights. Count me in as another one who feels a bit awkward yammering on when I was only a few pounds away from a normal BMI to begin with. And try not to sweat (haha) the water retention too much. Our bodies will always be in flux depending on all sorts of factors like salt intake, hormones, etc.

underanalysis, isn't the bra thing frustrating? And I can sympathize with feeling good in clothes and not so good with clothes off.

Vix, congrats on the loss this week!

Hoopty, you are an honorary member of this thread so please stay and let us support you through this rough patch. :hug: As far as dealing with setbacks, that all-or-nothing mentality is really destructive, isn't it? I struggle with it too at times. Your inner perfectionist convinces you that something isn't worth doing if it's not perfect. THAT'S SUCH A LIE. How about going back to baby steps? You could pick a small, achievable goal for the day and then gradually start building on those small successes.

Atmos, hope the concert was fun and I'm also curious about this plane ticket! I'm not doing any major traveling again until next year so I like to live vicariously through other people. :D

Still keepin' on here as usual. Trying to walk the line between being mindful about what I eat without getting too restrictive, which will inevitably mess with my head and throw me off track. I've suddenly gotten a bunch of comments at work this week about my weight loss, which feels rather weird. I haven't lost much at all this summer so it's not like anything dramatic happened to my appearance recently. I get embarrassed when people bring it up and often just make inarticulate noises and change the subject. :o Like, "Ah, ummmm, eh. So how about that thing you're doing?" The awkward face I pull really brings it all together.

lulubellebc 08-16-2014 02:08 PM

I've been carb cycling and it seems to be working, down 1 1/2 pounds this week, 133.5 today :-)

atmos 08-17-2014 11:07 AM

under analysis - You might want to do some research on body recomposition to help you reach your goals. I'm really not qualified to speak to it myself, but there's lots of info out there if you can wade through all the bro science to get it it.

Hoopty - Stay with us! It really is hard, but the only advice I can give it start now. Not after your birthday, not the day after you have a set back, but right now. Never a start tomorrow, or next week, or after x. Always right now. And eventually you'll be able to get back into it. I went and saw Beck, he put on an amazing show. I loved it! What a tiny ball of energy he is.

vix - Hooray for midway!

Reclaiming - If I know I had something salty that is making me retain water, I just don't weigh in for a few days. It's not worth the mental hassle. For example, I could tell I was pretty puffy after my camping trip last weekend so I just didn't weigh in again until like Thursday. Also, it's really typical for all people to vary considerably throughout the day or between days, so it's just a mental state you have to figure out. You didn't actually gain 4 lbs in terms of fat or muscle.

LovestoTravel - It is awkward! I don't handle it with much more subtle grace than you do, either. :) I've been in the same 5 lbs range for a while now though, so I don't get many comments. I didn't really get many comments when I went from 160 to 140, but my initial drop from 145 to 128 solicited a lot of awkward ones from peers. My family is the worst...they think they need to shove food into me whenever I go home. One time my mom asked me if I had lost more weight, when in fact I had gained a pound or two from the last time I had seen her. Sigh.

vix and LovestoTravel - My ticket is for the UP of Michigan! Fall colors, can't wait! Oh yeah, and probably a pasty or three. :)

lulubellebc - Great job!

I've not been very great with my exercise, but since being back from camping I have been in my calorie range every day and it looks like it paid off! A new low for this time around (ha), 131.8 this morning. Though my body fat percentage is the highest I've seen in a while, of course. I just measure on my scale though, so I think it's in the margin of error at a 1% increase and could just be due to my hydration levels. I'm not sweating it too much.

If things are like they have been, I can expect about a week or two sitting higher than this weight before going south again, but I'll take it. The line is very wiggly, but the long term trend is downward. Once I hit 130 I'm going to up my calories slightly so I can slide gently into maintenance. My main goal is body fat loss anyway, rather than pure weight loss. If only I was better at eating my protein...

Hoopty 08-17-2014 06:09 PM

Thanks everyone for your kind words :hug: It means a lot to me!

vix - It's not actually my birthday yet - it's my niece's birthday on September 1st but I can't seem to control myself when there's cake and cookies around. My birthday is coming up too though - September 26th, which leaves me with 5 1/2 weeks to get rid of all this weight/fat. You're right - it really just has to click! It has happened to me one time when I literally just sat there at my kitchen table and I thought, this is it. I know what to do. And I did it. I made it to 123 lbs with no slip ups, at all. I just continuously lost weight by eating healthy and working out. Congrats on the .7 lbs! :cheer: You're so close! What are you going to change once you get to maintenance?

Reclaiming Waif - Salt is the devil :D Have you managed to drop some of that water weight?

underanalysis - Taking measurements is a great way of actually seeing the progress you've made. Weight can be so tricky, we all know that, especially during TOM. I have always wondered how those BF%-scales work. Like, how does the scale know how much fat you have on your body? Can it sense it through your feet? :D I need to google and find out, right now :lol:

LovesToTravel - Please let me give you a hug through the screen, right now :hug: You're the sweetest! Oh you're so right, that all-or-nothing mentality is super destructive! I used to think that if you can't start right now, you won't be able to tomorrow. And that's so true. Your coworkers are probably really noticing that you've been losing weight. Isn't there this weird rule...family notices after 4 weeks, friends after 6 and yourself after 12? I really don't remember right now :LOL:

lulubellebc - Congrats! How exactly does carb cycling work?

atmos - You are absolutely right. Like I said to LovesToTravel before - I need to start now. I have to start now. No excuses. Take baby steps if necessary. Why are you having trouble with protein?


It was our 2-year anniversary today :) :love: But of course, I totally overate. I am so sick and nauseous right now. I enjoyed every minute of the day, but it's seriously time to take that step and be in control of myself.
I am gonna check in tomorrow night before bed to report about my day. My top 3 priorities: water, healthy food, gym. I can't slip up and come up with some stupid excuse. That's not going to happen. Day 1, here we go :lifter:

Reclaiming_Waif 08-18-2014 11:11 AM

I recovered from the salty meal two days later. TWO DAYS. I never knew salt did that. But then last night I drank A LOT of alcohol and have a hang over. I am not supposed to be drinking at all. But once I had one and it went down so smoothly, there was no stopping me :dizzy:

I got up and weighed myself and I did go down. I am 137.2! I haven't seen 136 and below in several years so this is pretty exciting that I will probably be there tomorrow. I am yay-ing on the inside though because I am too woozy to jump up and down.

atmos 08-18-2014 02:39 PM

hoopty - Happy anniversary! Hope you are feeling better and you can definitely get back on track today. My lack of protein is general laziness about wanting to cook foods with high protein in them, particularly meat. I have my protein goal set based on my lean body mass as I'm trying to maximize fat loss and minimize lean loss at this point. Basically, my goal for now is body recomposition rather than weight loss. I have a weight goal set at 120 to 125 at this point based on the body fat percentage I'd like to be assuming I don't lose more lean mass. It's all quite complicated and I'm still trying to figure it out. I just know I'm at a fairly healthy weight, but with some majorly saggy thighs that I'd like to see tightened! That's why I'm going to start upping my calories as soon as I hit 130...hoping to do so sometime in Sept!

Reclaiming - Well done on the low weigh in.

I was a bit lazy yesterday with not working out, but I kept to my calorie deficit and have been doing so for a good week straight now. It's definitely paying off in terms of weight. Tonight I have dance class. I really need to work on working out on non-class days, though!

underanalysis 08-19-2014 11:40 AM

atmos I feel like a lot of the time I'm pushing uphill against bro science, really. I have been seeing slow body recomp results with my current training regime, but most of the time when I try to ask about recomp improvements on other sites I get lectured that my program isn't good enough and directed toward some program I can't even execute fully.

hoopty I don't really know exactly how it works, but I know it's not 100% reliable. It's been telling me 27% for a while now, then suddenly said 25% the other day, then 28% the day after that. So I kind of just figure that an average of what it says is fairly reliable.

I measure as well, and sadly I lost my measurements from my starting weight when I moved in March, but I know I've lost like 2.5" off my waist and 3" off my hips, about 1" off my thighs and about .75" on my arms and calves. :) Some of those may actually be bigger losses because of the missing number from before, but I'm pretty sure for instance that my waist was 31" starting and it's now 28.5"

Stefania 08-19-2014 12:14 PM

Hi everyone! I'm joining the 130s thread. When I first joined 3FC, I was 130, then I comfort ate my way up to 136 :( I'm now trying hard to get under control and am currently at 132 lbs. I'm hoping by joining, I'll stay motivated instead of fizzling out in a few weeks.

Hoopty 08-20-2014 03:12 AM

Hello everyone :wave:

Just a quick update:
I finally managed - after 38 days of eating terribly and not really working out - to get back on plan! The first day (2 days ago) wasn't so great, but yesterday I gave 100% and it already paid off: I lost 4.6lbs of water weight! :carrot:
I'm so motivated and determined to lose this regain and more :lifter:

underanalysis 08-20-2014 06:54 AM

Popped back up to 138 yesterday and seem to still be sitting there for now. I've been on plan, so I'm guessing it's either fluid or hormonal somehow. I can't cry too much about it, all things considered. ;) I wouldn't mind my end weight being 138 or even 140 if I got more muscle definition to go with it anyway.

atmos 08-20-2014 11:57 AM

underanalysis - Most likely fluid. It takes a lot of calories to add weight! Sounds like you have the right attitude.

Stefania - Welcome!

Hoopty - Way to go! Getting back into your plan is just as hard as staying on it, so good work!

I diverted a bit yesterday. I binged on chips and ice cream and skipped my dance class. Sigh. It's so hard to give up the old ways.

On the plus side, once I stopped myself I tracked it all and was still under maintenance calories so I just drank tea the rest of the evening and made the best of it. I look forward to the day where being on my plan is just the same as living my life, and those bingey, hiding in my room days are over completely.

Reclaiming_Waif 08-20-2014 09:37 PM

After that low weigh in I had several days ago, my numbers have been higher. My clothes are fitting better and my face looks thinner, so I think the scale should go down here in a day or so. My daughter is back in school, so I can be more focused on grocery shopping and working out. She is too much of a wild card to go shopping with...

My cousin/neighbor told me that he and his wife are jealous of me and my husband's weight loss. I love that people notice!

I am on a high protein diet so I have a tendency to retain something other than water if you catch my drift. That's the biggest draw back to this particular diet.

vix 08-22-2014 04:06 PM

Hey RW! Lol at your wild card daughter, I have two girls and they are the same! That is so cool that your neighbor is also your cousin and even cooler that he and his wife are jealous!! Maybe the protein problem is why your numbers are higher, I guess they should go down soon! It is great when clothes fit better and you can see it with your own eyes in your face though!

Sooo, I'm down 0.8lbs this week to 131.5. This is getting real now, within three weeks I could (touch wood) be down to my goal and into maintenance. I have a feeling that the maintenance thread might not be too happening, I will check it out later.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Arwen17 08-23-2014 08:55 AM

Hello, I was 139lbs this morning, so I am joining the 130's thread! WOOT!

underanalysis 08-24-2014 08:33 AM

Welcome, Arwen!

I dropped the fluid weight I'd put on a couple days ago, so today I'm at 136.6. Going to clean my house, and then go buy some produce today, then do my usual Sunday thing which is sit on the couch and watch netflix :p

lulubellebc 08-24-2014 09:19 AM

Welcome Arwen
Spent the last week traveling so was pleasantly surprised to see 131.5 today :-)

vix 08-25-2014 11:34 AM

Welcome aboard Arwen!

Ooh, UA, only 2lbs to go!!

Lulubellebc, that is great news!

Had a good weekend, looking forward to the long weekend coming!! Anyone got plans for Labor Day?

Reclaiming_Waif 08-26-2014 05:08 PM

My weight is holding steady. I am ready for the needle to move down. I am on my third week of my jogging program. I am definitely toning up and looking slimmer. The weight will reflect on the scale soon enough. My lowest weight in the last week was 136.8. It was there for one glorious moment, not to be seen since. I am keeping positive. I have a lot of energy and I am being productive on a daily basis, so it's all good. Would love to be down to 133 in the next month.

underanalysis 08-27-2014 06:38 AM

Hanging out back up at 138 right now, but ain't no thing: I'm supposed to be mid-cycle this week, plus my scale claims my BF% has gone down. Somewhat dubious about the latter, but it was comforting.

Also, today is my birthday!

vix 08-29-2014 05:42 PM

Happy birthday UA!!

Only moved down 0.2 this week - booo!! But that is a smidge closer to my goal, kinda hoped to be there by Labor Day but we can't always have what we want...

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

underanalysis 08-30-2014 09:01 AM

Still at 138 for some reason, but my BF% is definitely down. I took measurements today and they were mostly unchanged for the past 2 weeks but I had lost 1/4" in my calves, which is interesting.

Reclaiming_Waif 08-31-2014 05:21 PM

I'd love to lose 1/4" off my cankles. :D I was not blessed with shapely legs, unfortunately. Congrats!

underanalysis 09-06-2014 09:53 AM

It's so quiet over here...

I've had a stressful couple weeks with work and some dental problems, and my weight fluctuated up a lot from hormones/water, but I got it back under control and hit 135.6 today. Of course TOM is coming up soon so... I'll enjoy it while it lasts.

LovesToTravel 09-06-2014 12:07 PM

underanalysis, hope you had a great birthday last week! :celebrate: Misbehaving teeth are terrible, how are you feeling now?

Hoping everyone is having a good weekend.

I'm still here and chugging along. Logging my morning weigh-ins every day in my little notebook by the scale, etc. Even though the scale hasn't been doing much of anything this summer, I've continued to slim down and dropped another clothing size. Never thought I'd be wearing size 6 pants or size small tops again!

Fingers crossed for good weather, I have reservations made to skydive next weekend. I'm celebrating 1 year of healthier habits and almost 20 pounds lost and I'm taking my nephew to celebrate his 18th birthday. We're both very excited! :D I've had a bunch of people say, "Oh wow, I've always wanted to try skydiving." and when I respond with, "We're booked for Sept 13th, you're welcome to join us!" they always go :yikes: "No thanks!"

vix 09-08-2014 10:22 AM

Hmm, I thought I hit 'reply' but I guess not...

Loves to Travel, I can totally imagine people saying that, lol! Have you done a skydive before? I did one about 10 years ago and it was the scariest and best thing I've ever done. I bought my boyfriend a paragliding trip for his birthday and we have to go before November so I guess we should organize that soon!

Well done on the size 6 pants and small tops!!

So, down a teeny 0.3 pounds this week but it does mean I have an even pound to lose and then I am DONE!!!!

shr1nk1ngme 09-09-2014 05:50 PM

Hello gang! I have been maintaining in the 130's for several months now and have dropped off the radar, so to speak. But now I'm back in the game and I really want to lose another 10 - 15 - 20 pounds. So, here I am!
Weighed in this morning at 134.0.

I am doing a week-long cleanse to get this new effort kickstarted.


vix 09-10-2014 12:04 PM

Hey shr1nk1ng!! I remember you from a while back, I am still here, nearly nearly at my goal. That's great that you've maintained for so long, well done!

I wonder when it stops being maintaining and starts being just your weight?

Good luck with your next goal!!

underanalysis 09-10-2014 12:31 PM

Vix, this may be a downer but in my experience it never really does. What I mean by that is, maintaining is easier than losing because you can get away with eating more and exercising less, but if you don't watch it and stay aware of yourself you will still slip back into old habits and wind up putting the weight back on.

A healthy weight is a lifetime commitment, and if you don't monitor and maintain, it's still easy to lose control even after years, because little allowances add up over time. One day you stop going for a morning run because it's too cold, and you never start again when it warms up. You move in with a new roommate or boyfriend who buys sodas, and you let yourself have one on occasion. It doesn't happen overnight, but a year later you may step on the scale and realize those little changes have put you up 15 lbs without you really noticing.

shr1nk1ngme 09-10-2014 06:53 PM

I agree. I have done this many times before. In the past, I have always reached my goal but then I let myself slip back into old habits and gain it all back.


It will never be "over" and I will always be "on a diet" because my "diet" is my lifestyle. It has to be a permanent lifestyle change or else I will just go back to being a yo-yo again.

kisskiss 09-11-2014 10:40 PM

Hi all,
I'm back on this thread too :D I spent the summer in Costa Rica, and kind of just had a real vacation and not a lot of internet access.

I have been at 135-139 for the last year (since I reached "Goal" last December). Really want to try to lose 5-10 pounds. I'm considering getting a tummy tuck next year for my extra skin, but I want to be at my ideal weight and make sure I am doing my part to get my body where I want it. This morning I was exactly 139.0. Time to get these extra pounds off.

I'm back home, and I've already started my hiking habit :D hoping to be in beast mode soon instead of feeling like I'm dying when I'm working out :o

nice, what jogging program are you doing? I just got back from my run--and I posted a terrible 1 mile time. not happy with it, but I'm hoping it gets better as I run more.

Happy Belated Birthday!!! What kind of scale do you use for body fat? I'm considering getting either the aria or withings, but am really unsure because of reviews.

How fun! I've always wanted to go skydiving. A lot of places have a 230 pound weight limit, so it was only a dream for a long time. Hoping to work up the courage to do it soon. I went ziplining and I was sooooo terrified but I am glad that I did it.

Congrats! You're so close!

what kind of cleanse are you doing? I've also been maintaining for the last year and have dropped of 3fcs radar, but I'm glad to be back and posting again. Trying to really get to 130 :D You're absolutely right. I will always be on a "diet". That's something people around me don't seem to get yet. A lot of the people around em seem to think I should be eating the way I did when I was 299lbs, and that defeats what I've done so far.

shr1nk1ngme 09-12-2014 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by kisskiss (Post 5068773)
Hi all,

what kind of cleanse are you doing?

Just my own self-styled cleanse: a little bit of plain coffee in the morning, lots of herbal tea, lemon water, psyllium husks for fiber, and nutritional supplements. And it worked! I am back on my eating plan today, which is light but nutritious.

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