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    I have to change!

    Hi all!

    I'm new here, so hope it's ok for me to post on this forum. I'm Emily and i'm 18, and after so long with my head in the sand, I know I need to sort myself out.

    I've always been on the bigger side, but started to gain weight towards the end of school and really piled it on in college. I've always been the happy-go-lucky one in my mates and ignored it really, even though I knew deep down how bad it was. I know most people don't really understand it if theyve not been big, but it really is easier to bury your head in the sand sometimes.

    I started uni in September, and as soon as I got here I could feel I was putting on weight with all the nights out and junk food. I did my usual ignoring it at first but by last weekend I felt really concious of it, struggling to even get into my biggest clothes. I was out shopping in Boots and saw the scales and decided to weigh myself out of curiosity.

    I was just mortified when I saw the weight, and that i've put on 2 stone since starting uni - in 2 months!!

    At first I just had my usual reaction and thought oh well. But sat at home that night, I just knew something had to change. It actually scares me when I think about how i've put on weight like that and where i'm going to end up if I don't do something. It probably sounds daft when I was already so big, but I can feel the difference even from two months ago. I was never fit (obviously!) but its literally getting a struggle even walking around campus even though some of my mates say thats just in my head.

    I just know I need to do something now before I end up having a heart attack, so here I am and I hope i'm going to find this place a big help in getting rid of this weight

    Em
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    Hi hun. I can relate to this. I've put on two stone since i got married last year and i know i need to do something about it. I'm always a messae away if you need any support x

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    Thanks hun, I appreciate it! I know its going to be hard, I am a serious food lover! lol

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    Ohh me too! Im a carb fiend! x

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    Oh we're so alike - carbs for me too! Absolutely adore pasta, could eat it all day lol

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    Yum! Though i am partial to potatoes too!! x

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    I have to agree with you guys I love my carbs far more than is legal. Miss the huge portions of pasta I used to eat. Anyway welcome to the site I still remember when I weighed myself before I started before I had been too scared too but I think admitting it is half the battle. And I think it is always the case that it is dead easy to gain weight but much harder to get it back off, for most in this section of the forum anyway. I wish I had the maturity you have in regards to my food issues when I was 18, I was not that big at 18 but I had already developed an unhealthy bond with food and was still overweight. Sounds like you have a really good attitude to your weight loss journey good luck

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    Thanks hun. I've been trying to lose weight for years but always end up giving up and gaining. This has to be it for me now!! x

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    Quote Originally Posted by xMariex View Post
    I wish I had the maturity you have in regards to my food issues when I was 18, I was not that big at 18 but I had already developed an unhealthy bond with food and was still overweight. Sounds like you have a really good attitude to your weight loss journey good luck
    Aww thanks hun

    I'm not sure if it's maturity really, it's more that it scares me thinking what i'll be like by the time I finish uni if I carry on like this. I've always just thought with my weight "well its not that bad really, i'm not that big" but it was in college it really became a problem - that's where I went from being just overweight to it being a serious problem. I remember weighing myself just after I finished my A Levels and thinking "well thats not bad really" even though I was tipping the scales at over 22 stone then, and not even 18.

    This last couple of months has been a wake-up call really, about how much i'm eating as well as my health. I really wouldn't think that 2 stone would make much difference at all at my size, but it really has.
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    Hi Em, welcome to the boards. You are in the right place for motivation and advice. So many lovely people on here. xx












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    Thanks hun! I've been reading lots on here today and you all seem like a lovely bunch

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    Hi Emily. Welcome.

    Wishing you all the luck.
    I'm wishing I'd tackled my weight when i was a uni rather than it getting more and more of an issue.
    I wasted my twenties being too scared and fat to do everything i wanted too.

    Its going to be a hard slog, but the support here is fab.

    Have you decided on the diet/plan?

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    Hi hun

    I know what you mean. To be honest, i'm wishing I tackled it at college! lol But I almost feel like its now or never with it, coz if I do another two and a half years the way I am, I don't know if i'd ever lose it.

    I'm just trying to do it by watching what I eat to start off with, I want to feel like I can do it like that and control my eating. If i'm struggling then I guess i'll think about doing a proper plan.

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    Hi Emily,

    Welcome! I completely understand where you are right now, in my first 4 months of uni I put on 4.5 stone and I buried my head in the sand, I had a good bunch of mates and I've always been bubbly so I just kinda ignored it and carried on drinking and making 2am calls to the local take out, actually my visits were so regular they started giving me free cheesy garlic bread on top of my normal order!
    I wish I'd had the sense at your age to do what your doing now, I'm nearly 29 and I spend all my teenage years and all my twenties just ignoring my weight problem but in the last few years I've really started to feel it and its effected my health. I couldnt stand for more than 5 mins without my feet screaming out in pain, I couldn't walk up my stairs without getting out of breath. Altho I think the worst thing for me was how it effected my confidence.
    I know its hard trying to change eating patterns when everyone around you is living the student lifestyle, but talk to your friends and tell them about what you want for yourself, that way they can support you. Keep popping on here too, cuz we are all working towards to same goals and if you have a bad day there will be someone around to pick you up.
    I find it really helps to set yourself mini goals, I reward myself every time I lose 12lbs, I get some make up or a new top, and once i've lost 12lbs, I then focus on the next 12 lbs.

    Keep your chin up and stay positive,

    amy x
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    Quote Originally Posted by ames22 View Post
    making 2am calls to the local take out, actually my visits were so regular they started giving me free cheesy garlic bread on top of my normal order!
    Haha! They've started doing that with me too - how appalling!

    I know what you're saying about the health stuff, finding it such hard work walking round campus.

    Thanks for the advice hun it is hard with my mates as they don't really think i'm serious about losing weight - could do with a few buddies from here really to chat to

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