a thought to inspire

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  1. SerenityValley

    SerenityValley Surgically happy.

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    I hope it inspires people as it just did me.

    Do you feel like you have a long way ahead of you? 50 days? 150? More?

    Work out how many days you've been over weight. Work out how long this is going to take to be thin. Stack them against each other. Does it still look as long?

    Me: 58 to 86 days to go. 10000+ days I've been fat.

    Suddenly it doesn't seem so long! How about you?
     
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  3. daisydoll

    daisydoll Gold Member

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    good idea!
    will work mine out when i get a calculator!
    daisy x
     
  4. SerenityValley

    SerenityValley Surgically happy.

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    A friend just texted me and pointed out I now have 10000+ thin days ahead of me! Hadn't even thought of it!
     
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    Poppysparkle Silver Member

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    Love it! Hopefully, 42 days to go. I've been fat for a lot longer during my life time, but since I last lost a substantial amount of weight and then piled it all on again, it's approx 1800 days!!! Puts it in perspective!
     
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    STATS STATS STATS

    I have enough of that at work.
    Just know it feels soooooooooooo good.
     
  7. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    I worked out the same calculation once Andy adn it really drove home just how short the 'sacrifice' we make really is. Its a blink of an eye and worth ever short day of effort!

    WEll done!
     
  8. Sean(JSF)

    Sean(JSF) Making it all add up

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    Great idea Andy

    I guess 95 days to go to target weight

    I've been overweight for 7,300 days, and will be thin ('normal') for more than 12,000 days!!

    this is NOTHING!
     
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    DeckingJim Full Member

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    Hi Andy
    I looked at it on the basis that im 45 years old which is 180 3 month periods and I am going to committ to lighter life for one period of 3 months
    So in the big scheme of things its an average of 180 to 1
    Cheers
    James
     
  10. pete10141748

    pete10141748 Postaholic

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    Oooh, going to work mine out now;

    23 years of being fat = 8395 days = 201,480 hours
    Currently on day 95 of LL = 2280 hours
    60 years (hopefully!) being healthy = 21,900 days = 525,600 hours





    Blimey.
     
  11. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Spent 8395 truly fat (many days before that spent thinking I was when I now know I was not)

    abstained 100% for 261 days - a mere 3% of my time spent fat!!!!

    have been slim for 128 days

    if i live till I am 80, I will be slim for 11680 days

    :D
     
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    cat-bee Silver Member

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    3650 days of being fat:mad::(:eek:...(10 years, since I had my daughter)

    91 days until Im healthy again! :D:D:D

    Why oh why did I wait so long to do this properly??
     
  13. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    I have asked myself that same question many times!!! BUt the way I figured it out - ti would not have been successful, until now. That is why it happened now. BUt it sure would have been nice to have enjoyed slimness for the past 25 years!!!

    Good on ya - you are nearly there! :)
    x
     
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    I have tried and failed on many diets (SW, WW etc...) through the 10 years I have been overweight, with varying levels of success, but ALWAYS ended up heavier than I was when I started...

    I woke up in cold sweats in the middle of the night in December, having had a nightmare about being even bigger than I am, and I just thought, oh my god, I have spent the WHOLE of my 20's overweight and unhappy! I was SO angry with myself and cried myself back to sleep! It was as if it was only just hitting me!

    So hence, Im now determined to be slim when I turn 30 in July! :D

    Sorry, big rant over! lol

    Cat Bee x
     
  15. SerenityValley

    SerenityValley Surgically happy.

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    Thanks for all your posts - isn't it interesting to see how small the number of days to go is?
     
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    It really does put it into perspective...makes it seem a lot more achievable, and when you think how quickly time goes by, I'll be strutting down the street in my size 12's in no time! ;):D

    Im gonna have to remember this thread next time Im having a wobbly!

    Cat bee x
     
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