A new me

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  1. Tinkerbelle888

    Tinkerbelle888 Full Member

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    Hello all, my name is Anna and I joined this forum as everyone seems so lovely and encouraging! :)
    I've struggled with my weight all my life.
    I lost four stone for my wedding six years ago but due to being menopausal and bad habits creeping in I gained it all back.
    I decided that twenty eleven was going to be the year of healthy eating for me ( as opposed to year of the rabbit. ;))
    In January I formed a walking club for family members and we walk once a week for an hour, briskly, usually covering about 2 1/2 miles. I enjoyed it so much I decided to keep going and I walk briskly every night after work for 30 minutes.
    I went to see my gp and she has agreed to weigh me monthly.
    I've lost half a stone so far.
    She did tell me it's 10 times harder to lose weight at 54 than at 44 :(, but I am committed to being a healthier girl at the end of this year.
    I've a long way to go!
    Here's to health!
    * Clinks glass*
    Anna
    x
     
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    Oh! I forgot to say, my starting weight was 15 stone. Heaviest I've ever been.
    At 5'4" :cry:
    Now, 14.7 :D
     
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    <raises glass of sugar free squash> ;)

    Well done on your half a stone, onwards and [STRIKE]up[/STRIKE] downwards :D
     
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    Thanks Maisie! I'm am trying hard and feel so much better for getting the 7 lbs off, but low fat foods ain't that nice, simple as lol.
    However the feeling of looser clothes is....
    :cool:
     
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    Hi and welcome. Congratulations on the half stone off

    Irene xx
     
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    Well done for a great start Anna, everyone here is so lovely and welcoming, so dive in and good luck!
     
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    hi tinkerbelle888 welcome to minimins i am about the same age as u and i thought i would have a lot of trouble losing the weight but have found if i stick to plan properly it does come off, are u following any particulat diet? good luck losing the lbs x
     
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    hi Irene, thanks so much for the lovely welcome!
    xxx
     
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    Juicy, thanks for the encouragement! xxxx
     
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    Hi Valerie,
    no particular diet, just eating as healthily as I can under the supervision of my doctor.
    I am the biggest junk food eater in creation! I love Chinese, crisps, sausage rolls, if it's high in fat I love it lol! However I was ill before Christmas and I got to thinking about how I really needed to make changes in the new year. There's a history of heart disease in our family ( no wonder, the serial eating we do :D ) so I decided to take things in hand.
    A typical day for me ( foodwise ) would be
    Breakfast : Cereal and coffee
    Break Cereal
    Lunch: boxed salad that I make myself with all the usual ingredients, lettuce, toms, pickles, lean ham, pine nuts, edam cheese.
    I also have a bag of low fat crisps or snack a jacks as I crave crisps so much.
    Dinner will be whatever I cook for the family, but I've really cut back on red meat and we eat a lot more chicken and pork now.
    I've started walking five nights a week and at the weekend I allow myself some treats, Wine, and even a takeaway!
    Otherwise I would go crazy lol :)
    Love
    Anna
    xxx
     
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    Oh and Valerie
    a typical days eating for me before would have been
    Breakfast
    None
    Break
    Sausages ( 2) in a roll with TWO pats of real butter
    Lunch Sandwiches and chocolate and crisps
    Dinner Takeaways or red meat dishes
    Supper wine, crisps, peanuts and chocolate!
    It's a wonder I got out the door lol x
     
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    hi anna quite a healthy diet u had b4 then lol sounds a bit like my old way of eating mind u it doesn't take much for me to slip up and go back to it :eek: but as long as i keep coming back thats the main thing xx
     
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