- 2 Post By 2852165
- 1 Post By Lady_Amalthea
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I am really bad at saying "No"! I don't want to disappoint anyone, I don't want to upset anyone, I am happy when everyone around me is happy ... but those people are not happy while I am this unhealthy so it's time to change.
I'm 285 lbs. I genuinely cannot think if a time when I ate because I was hungry. I eat when I'm bored and lonely and too tired or lazy to cook properly and I never say no to food, especially if someone else has made it.
I have always been big ... I did once lose weight - I lost 7 stone on 6 months to try to qualify for ivf after years of failing to get pregnant. I didn't need ivf - got pregnant as soon as I reached a healthy weight! However, i destroyed my efforts by eating rubbish and using my long awaited pregnancy as a reason not to exercise.
I have messed about with various diets. Promised myself "I'll start on Monday" for years and finally I have had enough. I can't live like this it's ridiculous. My life is on hold waiting to be thin and i am missing out on amazing opportunities everyday ... and for what? An extra piece of cake??! It's pathetic. It stops now.
I know this time is different. I can feel it. I'm not going to diet. I am going to work with my amazing husband to create a healthy environment for our children to grow up in. I refuse to be a fat lazy mum that can keep up with my toddler son and I will not allow my baby daughter to grow up in an environment where food is a negative or obsessive entity.
I am an adult and responsible for my own decisions - no one is forcing me to eat or not exercise. I need to grow up and learn to say "No"! I'm going to start with "No thanks ... I'm not hungry".
Good for you 2852165! That's the easy bit over!
I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that anyway.. and I've had that conversation with myself too!
Trouble is we are so good at "forgetting" when confronted with our feelings aren't we?
I do so hope that it really works for you this time and I'll be looking in to see how things are progressing...You're in the right place for lots of encouragement and advice.
All the very best to you..
April 2010 - 16st 2lb
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March 3rd/ 13st 4.4lb 10th/ STS 17th/ 13st 7.8lb 24th/ STS 31st/ 13st 8.8lb
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Thank you. I think the major difference this time is that my husband and I are doing this together. I think the more support you have the more likely you are to achieve your goals. Surely that is the basis of this forum.
I feel confident about the food I know what I should be eating. I am concerned that we will not exercise enough and I'm trying to find more ways to incorporate exercise into our lives without having to pay for expensive gym memberships or babysitters.
We have too many visits to play parks where we just sit on the bench!! :-)
Free walking exercise a few of us on this forum are doing - from youtube - from 1 to five miles. They are all to found on there - Leslie Sanson Walks.
Diary - http://www.minimins.com/calorie-coun...-counting.html
week 1 ... 4lbs
week 2 ... 2lbs
week 3 ... 2lbs.
week 4 ... 2lbs.
weeks 5 and 6 - 4lbs lost - no class week 5 as it was Holiday Week
week 7 ... 2lbs lost. I am so proud to have been Slimmer of the Week for the last 7 weeks.
Total .... 1 stone 2 lbs lost in 7 weeks
5lbs off in Spain - full total now 1 stone 7lbs
Just popped in to wish you good luck ! I'm slowly dropping down from just under 19st (unofficial top weight ) I was an emotional eater, chocoholic, yoyo dieter, etc.
It's never too late to change bad habits and get healthy.
Good luck on your weight loss journey x
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Diet: Coutring Calories, 2 Hours Walking Per Day, 1 Hour Jogging in The Pool Per Day
Start Date: 7/24/2014
Start Weight: 302.5lb
Current Weight: 296.4lb
Goal Weight: 230lb
Goal Date: As Long As It Takes
Start BMI: 44.7
Current BMI: 43.8
Goal BMI: 34
Total Weight Loss: 6.1lb
Weight to Lose: 66.4lb
% Lost 2.02%
So true and something I think we all have or will have to say to ourselves if we ever plan on getting serious with or goals and not just with dropping the weight. I am very inspired by your words and wish you nothing but the best in all of your endeavors. Your family is blessed to have you and you them.
Originally Posted by 2852165
- Rep Power
Aww thanks, guys you are all so lovely.
The last few days have been great. I made a list of all the foods I like and highlighted them in different colours to reflect how healthy they are and we have filled our cupboards with the healthier foods we like. I'm doing all my shopping online so it is much easier not to pick up extra food I don't need.
Today I have cleared out my wardrobe and ditched any clothes that are too big, too ugly or remind me of sad times. I feel a weight has been lifted from me already. I have beautiful clothes in smaller sizes and I'm really looking forward to being able to wear them again.
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Diet: Calorie counting
Start Date: 1/12/2012
Start Weight: 11st11lb
Current Weight: 10st2.6lb
Goal Weight: 9st0lb
Total Weight Loss: 1st8.4lb
Weight to Lose: 1st2.6lb
% Lost 13.58%
Good luck! I hope we can all support each other keep each other going. This forum is a fab place.
My little girl is nearly three and I know that I want to change my ways so that she doesn't become lazy like me,
I love the idea of colour coding your favourite foods. It could almost be a new weight watchers esque plan! Only 2 red items a day, lol.
All the best x
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Today our freezer arrived. It's just wee and will go in the garage but it's big enough to fill with healthy pre-made meals and portions of lean meat and fish. This weekend we are going make massive trays of healthy lasagne, chilli, stew, soup and freeze them in sensible portions.
I eat poorly when I'm disorganise. If we run out of food we just snack, eat rubbish or order takeaways. Hopefully with a selection of healthy pre-portioned meals available I will break this bad habit.
We are going to try recipes from the Hairy Biker Dieters Cookbook. They look amazing! I hope my culinary skills are up to it!!
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