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    Overcoming Obstacles - Diary of a wobbly thirty something.....

    Hey there,

    I'm new here and I'm new to SW and this is infact my first week. Like everything change can be weird at first but it can also be a good thing. I'm 31 years old and I live near Glasgow, I work full time and I'm a makeup addict....is there a class for that?

    To shed a little light regarding myself..I lost abit of weight between 2006 - 2011 I lost around 4 stone. However in 2011 my world came crashing down when I lost my dear mother. My weight since then has went up considerably, nowhere near what I was back in the day, but still enough to make me feel it was time for a change. I have booked a trip to NYC in March and one of my best friends is getting married then too, I want to look fabulous in the photos and fit into dress sizes that I haven't for a very long time.

    I've lost weight in the past but always with the support of my mum and without her here now I feel at abit of a loss. It was two years last month since she left us and me being me I eat. I'll admit it I'm an emotional eater.

    However I'm at a point now where it HAS to end. I'm in the middle of a steep slope where I could either slip back down and end up at the bottom and be seriously overweight and miserable. Or I can pick myself up and restart my journey I didn't get to complete, this time I want to get to the top of that slope and put my little flag and say "I did it!"

    So on Wednesday of last week I went to my local SW class and I registered. It was scary, insightful and most of all I knew it was for the best. I'm aware change like this doesn't happen overnight but I've seen alot of YOUR photos, diaries and stories and believe me that's inspired me so much. You guys are amazing.

    This first few days has been interesting...it's been surprisingly easy and although it requires alot of planning I like that. Today I've struggled because I got my period I used 14.5 syns, I know I'm bad! However that's fine that's what they are there for right? For dinner tonight I'm going to attempt the infamous mushy pea curry.

    Anyhow I'll stop banging on...household chores beckon. Have a wonderful Sunday folks!
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    Hi
    SW is a great plan once you get your head round it (something i'm having to brush up on!)
    good luck on your journey, you sound determined and i'm sure you will reach your goal for march next year
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    Thanks Zafira I'm looking forward to the challenge it won't be an easy road but I'm ready for it





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    So after feeling horrible all afternoon I got up and made that famous mushy pea curry. Here's how it looked in the end....

    I have to say I was dubious but it was really lovely. I'm still stuffed all these hours later! Anyhow just preparing for Monday...joy! The weekends just don't seem long enough.
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    Back at work today and feeling good. A few of the girls I speak to outwith my office have started SW one of them has lost 9lbs in 4 weeks which has given me a wee boost! She's losing weight for her daughters wedding and I believe she'll do it..we can help each other!

    So far I've had 2 LM veggie sausages, 2 boiled eggs, a can of SF Relentless, 2 Alpen Light bars and 2 Light Babybels. I Sound like a greedy pig don't I? I've used 5 syns thus far and will use 0.5 more for my Muller Light Greek style this afternoon which I'll have with lunch.

    Feeling disheartened after lunch after being told I had put on so much weight by someone. I know I should just shrug it off but it's hurtful. Anyhow I had leftover mushy pea curry and Muller Light Greek yoghurt over bananas this lunchtime.

    Wow having a fab day. Just had a heated debate with someone who told SW is a con and I'd be as well throwing my money away. I'm really not having the best of days so I'm sitting having a Muller Light Greek style coconut (yummy) after having a plate of pasta with lots of veg and light Philly through it (double yum).

    I'm having a wee cry to myself I thought people would be more supportive of my new adventure but here I am less than a week in and people are bringing me down. Has anyone else ever had this problem?
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    Sorry to hear you're not having a good day comment wise!
    people CAN be hurtful, have had it myself, but sometimes i think they don't realise that they're being hurtful..
    makes you wonder if they're jealous of you actually getting on and doing it?...perhaps they're not feeling very much empowered themselves?
    Wait til you get to losing loads and it really notices, bet they won't be so quick with put-downs then?
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    Overcoming Obstacles - Diary of a wobbly thirty something.....

    Just joined up last night .... Good luck this week xxx

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    Thanks folks. I just had an off day..it happens huh? Good luck to you Amythyst

    For Breakfast I had two weetabix and 125ml of semi skimmed milk with some banana, I had a coffee too with two sweeteners. I actually really enjoyed it.

    Feeling alot more upbeat today but I do feel like I've got a cold coming on..TYPICAL! Mid Morning I gorged on a small packet of Quavers and

    Anyhow lunch was a sweet and spicy Mug Shot, a banana and Greek Muller Light the coconut and vanilla one..yummy!

    So far I've used 7 syns today..which isn't too naughty! I had a herbal tea mid afternoon.

    Went to the dentist this afternoon for what I thought was a clean ended up with a filling. My mouth is still sore right now and I've been starving. I got the jag so you can imagine how I looked haha.

    Anyhow a very late dinner consisted of a McCain smiles jacket potato filled with peppers, onions and mushrooms that had been mixed in Philadelphia light the pepper one. I had some baby corn and cherry tomatoes at the side of this. I used 3 syns for the potato and cheese but it was worth it.

    I've used ten syns today. I need to try and nip this in the bud!
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    Weigh in day today...SCARED! I've been a very good girl so I hope I see a good loss but any loss is good right? Had 2 weetabix with s/s milk and strawberries and 2 coffees today. Raring to go.

    For lunch I had a BBQ BF Mug shot followed by a fruit bowl of bananas and strawberries covered in ML Greek Style Coconut flavour. I enjoyed it and only used 0.5 syns
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    Hi there, here to subscribe! Sounds like you have had a good week - good luck with WI the first is always scary! I still get a little nervious tummy when I go and been doing it for a couple of months now.

    Don't beat yourself up about the syns hun - they are there to be used.

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    Hello Here to subscribe

    We are about the same height, and start weight, and goal weight

    Sorry to hear about your mum *hug* I think she will be proud knowing your determined to lose weight, especially as she helped you lose it in the past. There is loads of support on here and you will definitely be able to achieve your goal!

    Diary is looking good, i'm assuming you're doing the EE plan?

    Good luck with weigh in tonight - let us know how you get on

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    Thanks for your kind words Jessy they made me smile. I'm sticking to EE for now it's working well for me, I am pleased to say I lost 5.5lbs tonight!

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    Thanks Zafira I'm so pleased. Long may it continue





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