What was your turning point?
Thought id start a thread for us to share what/when we decided enough was enough and it was time to lose weight!
I thought it might be a good reference point when motivation is low, to help spur us all on and remind why we are doing this! I have a little mental list but curious to know others.. Im just a bit nosy
For me, I was sick of looking at a wardrobe full of clothes that I couldn't wear. Having to buy something new to wear out as nothing else fitted. Feeling bigger than all my friends. When your undies feel too tight and dig in! Haha. For my 21st birthday party i reached my target weight, would love to get near that again for my 24th!
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A photo taken at Christmas . I looked like Sid
the Sloth action was taken !
When I looked at pictures of me at my sister in laws wedding, although I was very ill I looked horrific makes me so upset
Ive had a decent amount of dreadful pics too. I wish I could bring myself to stick them up in the kitchen but they are toooo bad!
I've never been happy with any of my pics, that's horrible isn't it? My whole life
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Diet: Slimming World
Start Date: 27/01/2015
Start Weight: 12st12lb
Current Weight: 12st8lb
Goal Weight: 10st5lb
Start BMI: 28.2
Current BMI: 27.6
Goal BMI: 22.7
Total Weight Loss: 0st4lb
Weight to Lose: 2st3lb
% Lost 2.22%
I came back from first year at uni, knowing I'd put on a bit of weight with takeaways and alcohol etc, but I didn't really know how much. My mum asked me if I wanted to come to SW with her, but I thought she was being a bit ridiculous because "I hadn't put on that much weight". Then bearing this in mind I had a look at my pictures on FB and you could see a gradual weight gain. I'm just glad I agreed to go with her and turn it around or else I dread to think where I might have been now
Hit 12 Stone
Hit 11 Stone 7
Hit 11 Stone
Hit 10 Stone 5 (TARGET WEIGHT)
My turning point was when I realised how unhealthy I really was. I didn't even eat much but what I did eat was awful junk, mostly ready meals or pizza.
I know what you mean about feeling healthier Revy. I actually enjoy my fruit salads now! Still coming round to all the veg tho :/ lol.
Its scary the way it creeps on isn't it Becky?! Ive put on 2stone in as many years- people never believe me when I tell them how much but its just slowly inched its way up. With uni ill bet you're so busy concentrating on everything else too.
That is sad his-beau. Not one at all? You could make it a mini target xx
Mine was when I looked in the mirror and couldn't believe how large my thighs had got. They'd obviously been on the large side for a while but I just didn't realise it. I wish I'd have measured them as almost 2st down now and it would be interesting to see how much has come off them!
Wow well done on your loss!
I always mean to measure as they say the difference isn't always on the scale but forget :/
it could still be worthwhile doing it tho!
That's a good idea for a mini target! Thank you, I liked some of my wedding photos but so many holidays I've taken pics and not had my pic taken or hated all the ones I'm in, sick of feeling like that all the time x
My bleddy knees are killing me, hopefully the pain will lessen with my weightloss
I was rushed to Hospital in the middle of the night believing I was having a heart attack. Very quickly after arriving they discovered that it was actually a muscle tear in the chest and was in no way health/weight related. I got a clean bill of health (they ran various cardiac tests to be sure and it's in peak condition) but lying in A&E with machines hooked up to your bulbous chest thinking your heart has given out is a hell of a motivation to lose weight.
The problem was for a month afterwards, it hurt to breath, let alone exercise so I actually put weight on afterwards, it's wasn't until I was off the painkillers that I joined SW
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Diet: Slimming World
Start Date: 10/02/14
Start Weight: 14st6lb
Current Weight: 11st2lb
Goal Weight: 11st0lb
Start BMI: 31.6
Current BMI: 24.4
Goal BMI: 24.1
Total Weight Loss: 3st4lb
Weight to Lose: 0st2lb
% Lost 22.77%
For me, I'd put on a lot of weight after getting married then within 6 months I was pregnant so that was my excuse to eat anything I wanted and I mean.ANYTHING! So the weight crept on by the time my son was nearly 18 months I had gained over 2 stone since the day I got married. I was using the excuse that I'd just had a baby so I was going to be a little heavier.
My husband had been slowly loosing weight over the last 6 months counting calories. I tried but would go a little over my daily and just think 'sod it I'll start again tomorrow '.
My real turning point was when my husband and I sat down to discuss having another baby and he said I needed to lose weight first. I had been ill with my first which wasn't weight related but if I had been a little thinner it may not have been so bad. We want to start trying at the beginning of next year so I have to get to goal weight by NYE.
Lost 12 pounds so far with another 3 and a half stone to go.
Sorry if I've rambled on.
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