10+Stone to lose

Discussion in 'WeMITTS (We Mean It This Time)' started by Jeszee, 16 June 2014.

  1. Jeszee

    Jeszee Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, - I just posted this in strugglers/restarters but then came across this little section which I think will be right down my track!

    I finally decided to bite the bullet and get back on track and start with Slimming world once again.
    I have been through a lot the past 6 months, I had a little boy in november, had mild postnatal depression and then moved to The Netherlands from London at the end of February. You could say my life has completely changed.

    The first few months of being here I missed my family terribly, I had no friends and I would just lock myself in all day whilst even being too scared to answer the doorbell.

    I decided to get on the scales to see if there had been any damage and I had put on nearly 3 stone since moving here in February.
    I was horrified. I had never ever weighed that much and I felt myself die a little inside. But that was it, enough was enough, I really had to do something - my son is nearly 7 months old now and he will be moving soon - how am I supposed to keep up with him if i'm so overweight?
    We live on the 3rd floor in an apartment block with no lift, those stairs are my enemy at the moment!

    Since starting Slimming world, now at home, I have found it quite hard, I think it's because I lack the motivation of going to group each week to weigh in and I have to self-discipline myself.

    Anyway, i'm finding it really hard, so any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you in advance.

    J x
  2. lottiebird

    lottiebird Well-Known Member

    Hi hon,

    I am fairly new to this section myself :) some real lovelies here, so just jump right in.

    Its so hard moving to a different country, I moved here from South Africa. It gets easier, but you shouldn't hide yourself away no matter how hard it is, it will only get harder if you stay locked away. Holland is a lovely place, so try to enjoy it :)

    Those stairs... keep it up and you'll soon be racing your little one to the top! Going it alone without a group can be tough - I find minimins helps a lot with that.

    Well done and good luck to you x
  3. PrincessSparklePants

    PrincessSparklePants Little Miss Christmas

    Hi lovelies,

    I can't imagine moving to another country and trying to settle in - well done for coming so far!

    We're glad to have you posting here too :D We're all in the same boat, we're all in it together so please get stuck in! :)
  4. chezz

    chezz walk walk walk

    hi jezee
    i feel for you love and know how it can feel to lock yourself away from people and your best friend is food plus with you moving to the netherlands and leaving all your friends in london must have been a massive haul for you ,
    think of this as a new start hun new place new life i know its hard but try little walks with your son see the stairs as your exercise board that you will conker like they say baby steps is the best way if you want to eat grab a book or come on here that will keep your hands busy lolol
    i myself fell off the wagon mega style today is the new day good luck love we can do the together all of us x x
  5. lottiebird

    lottiebird Well-Known Member

    Well said ladies, lets all do this together :) *hugs*
  6. Jeszee

    Jeszee Well-Known Member

    Thank you :) It's nice to know that I have you guys here as support as I am sure I am going to need it big time!
    Cant wait to get to know you and support you as well on your journeys!
  7. chezz

    chezz walk walk walk

    here for you :welcome2:
  8. Theria

    Theria Well-Known Member

    Hello Jeszee :wavey:

    Dropping in to subscribe! Thanks for reading my thread, too.

    I think those stairs might be useful, you know. I live on the second floor and I've noticed how much easier it's become to get up them as I've lost a bit of weight. I also walk to and from bus stops to get to work (to the bus stop, then from the end stop to the office and back again at the end of the day) and it's about 2 miles a day. I used to sweat doing it even in the colder weather but I don't anymore. Little thing like that spur me on.
  9. Rachgleeson

    Rachgleeson Well-Known Member

    popping by to subscribe.

    I left the uk in 2002 and moved to ireland so i know how hard it is to be away from all your friends and family. I also suffered from postnatal depression which turned into full blown depression and panic attacks and thats when my weight went out of control. Its nice to find a group of people the same as me :D Good luck with your weight loss journey. x
  10. chezz

    chezz walk walk walk

    hi jesze
    how are you hun x
  11. PrincessSparklePants

    PrincessSparklePants Little Miss Christmas

    It's definitely the hardest step to admit you want to change and seriously looking at ways to do it. You can do it :)

    Hope you're doing well today love x
  12. Jeszee

    Jeszee Well-Known Member

    Hey guys :)
    I had a pretty crap weekend - but to be honest I don't think I was headstrong enough and mentally let myself down.

    However, I am back on track this morning and rearing to go! Must drink more water....
  13. PrincessSparklePants

    PrincessSparklePants Little Miss Christmas

    Ah, today is a new day. Don't worry about the blips - new week new start :)
  14. Jeszee

    Jeszee Well-Known Member

    exactly! I am not worried about it actually (that's a first!) i'm feeling determined!
  15. chezz

    chezz walk walk walk

    thats it new week love new start:)
  16. Rachgleeson

    Rachgleeson Well-Known Member

    Worrying gets you nowhere. The important thing is to just get back on it :)

    Sent from my GT-I8190 using MiniMins.com mobile app
  17. chezz

    chezz walk walk walk

    i agree rach on that
  18. Jeszee

    Jeszee Well-Known Member

    Completely! I used to be a dweller and that got me nowhere, in fact it made me put on more weight!
    I am proud of myself for putting my foot down and actually getting on with things for once!
  19. PrincessSparklePants

    PrincessSparklePants Little Miss Christmas

    That's the way to do it :)

    My mum would worry if she had nothing to worry about - all it's done is added to her stress and made her poorlier. (and in your case, added to your weight) and it increases the need for comfort food which is an awful habit to break.

    You can do it, love! And we're here to help :)
  20. chezz

    chezz walk walk walk

    here here girls xx x

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