Another Newbie thread again! And the readed plateau (yawn!)

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  1. Gabi

    Gabi New Member

    the excersise lots diet
    Hi all,

    I've had enough of doing this by myself and was hoping for a bit of understanding from you people here. This seems like a lovely supportive forum and some of the achievements here are astounding and amaze me and I wonder if you guys can help me do the same. :eek:

    My name is Gabi, I'm 25, and live in London just finished uni and have an expanding waist line which I am trying to keep under control. Here are my BMI stats (which I handily printed from the gym yesterday).

    Height: 164 CM
    Weight: 59 Kg
    BMI: 21.9
    Metabolic rate: 1354 kcal per day
    Fat%: 25
    fat mass 15.1kg
    Size: 10-12

    Ok, so while these stats seem perfectly normal (I'm not voerweight or nothing) and I now probably seem borderline crazy or blind or whatever. Let me explain, (boefore I get booted out of here):

    a year ago I was 64 kgs and a size 12-14. I went into uni 4 years ago as a size 6-8 at 54 Kgs, this I feel is my natural body shape. I am small boned and my hips are really not very wide. The awfulness of going up that many dress sizes was awful. Like any lady I feel if she went from a size 16 to 22.

    While my wieght gain has been steady over four years every time I look in the mirror I feel horrible. I just want to get back to my prime. I started endevouring this "challenge" a year ago while I was still temping, and was going to the gym for 2 hours, four times a week and lost a whopping 5 kilos. Then I moved and stopped going to they gym, got a job, and remained steady over the year (perhaps putting on and loosing wieght here and there as you do).

    So that brings me to now:

    I've been hitting the gym 3-4 times a week for the past month and do classes cos I am really crap at motivating myself. I do 1 step class, 1 power pump class, and 2 BTT classes (or one depending on how demanding work is and if miss the classes). I don'e eat unhealthyly. I don't really like chocolate or sweets (but am a sucker for spring rolls).

    I seem to have lost 0 and hit the dreaded plateu. And I am just so depressed cos I have a miriad of clothes that I love that I just look awful in, don't do up, show bumps in all the wrong places. Further more I hate clothes shoppping and fashion at the moment seems geared for the ultra thin (which I don't particularly want to be).

    I ask my boyfreind for support, he says I look great hot etc etc, but I DONT FEEL IT. And I probably won't until I can wear my wikkid short skirt, and see in the mirror what I am used to seeing.

    It really is only about losing about 5 kilos of wieght or a stone. ish. So why is it so damn difficult?

    I hope I can get adivce. I'm not erally dieting per se mainly cos I love food, but I don't really overeat. I usually have a couple of oaty bars for breakkie, a salad/sandwich for lunch, and eat home cooked stir fry for dinner or something similar. and normally just have a bowl that is it.

    advice on breaking through the plateu would be great. What should I be doing... and am i doing anything wrong?

    Thanks for listening to my rather long whinge. I hope you guys can help support me, as trying to do this by myself is really difficult.

    Tahnks all

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  3. Isis

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    Welcome to Minimins Gabi :D:D:D
  4. IreneH

    IreneH Gold Member

    Hi and welcome. Why not have a look at WW and SW websites and see if you can get some ideas.
    and come on here for support too

    Irene xx
  5. Gabi

    Gabi New Member

    the excersise lots diet
    What's WW and SW?
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