Twenty Pounds Down - 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community


Mini-Goals Even if you're not at goal yet, this is the place to share your successes and achievements along the way! Success can be measured in many ways besides the scales. Tell us about your triumphs, including Non Scale Victories

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2016, 04:41 PM   #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Shaunalynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 38

Default Twenty Pounds Down

Hi all! I've been a lurker for a long time and haven't really posted much, but I wanted to share that I am officially down 20 pounds!

A few years ago I was fired from a job I moved for and over the past few years gained 25-30 pounds. I was 155 when I was fired, I'm 161 now.

But over that time I was building my freelance business so I let my health go. Fast forward to February of last year, I was miserable because I felt stuck and just couldn't get into gear. In January I spent the entire month fighting bronchitis or something so I ended up with not much appetite and dropped about 8 pounds. My skating coach recommended I try the Advocare 24 day challenge, in which I lost 10 pounds. I felt great! Then I plateaued for months and eventually stopped using Advocare products (they were becoming too expensive to keep up with if I wasn't sticking to the plan perfectly). I ended up gaining back those 10 pounds over about 7 months.

In November, I was diagnosed at the age of 27 with arthritis in my knee, which caused me to have to stop working on jumps on the ice. The doctor recommended dropping 20-30 pounds and getting physical therapy. I switched tracks and am now doing ice dance and moves in the field and spins.

In December, I'd had enough. I searched for dieticians in the area (I also found I have binge eating disorder which I currently have in check for the most part), and came across a clinic that specialized in weight loss that didn't use protein drinks to get it quickly. Instead they taught you how to fuel your body with the right things. I started the week before Christmas, and in my first week dropped 5 pounds. Over the Christmas and New Year's holiday I lost another 2.5, and since then another 3 or so.

So 10 pounds since I started at the clinic almost a month ago, and 20 pounds overall.
Shaunalynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2016, 02:30 AM   #2  
Member
 
Squeaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Ireland
Posts: 67

S/C/G: 235/231.2/140

Height: 5foot 4in

Default

Congrats, and welcome to 3FC
Squeaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2016, 12:08 PM   #3  
Jiggle, BE GONE WITH YOU!
 
dietcokehead98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Colorado
Posts: 806

S/C/G: 256/185/170

Height: 5'6

Default

Congrats! You're doing amazing....keep up the great work!
dietcokehead98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 06:47 PM   #4  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Shaunalynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 38

Default

Now at just under 30.

The craziest thing is clothing fitting me that didn't for the longest time. My mental image of myself hasn't caught up to the physical. And because I see myself in the mirror everyday, I don't see the differences until I look at photos of myself then and now.
Shaunalynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 05:35 AM   #5  
Senior Member
 
Campana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 208

Default

Great job keep it up.
Campana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 10:24 AM   #6  
One Step Closer
 
MatchaPocky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Alabama
Posts: 59

S/C/G: 338/ticker/170

Height: 6'0

Default

Keep up the great work.
MatchaPocky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 09:40 PM   #7  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 25

Default

Congrats! Thanks for sharing!!
haredown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 11:56 AM   #8  
Newbie
 
redrose8988's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 99

S/C/G: 190/ticker/135

Height: 5'5

Default

Congrats! You're doing a fantastic job so keep it up!
redrose8988 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 03:46 PM.


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.