My journey to a 32" waist and a girlfriend...

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  1. TheSingleDad

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    Well, i joined this site yesterday, having joined Slimming World on 4th January 2010. My targets are there on the left, I am wanting to lose 88 pounds, and end the year attached!!! My kids have kept me busy, but as they grow up (I am 38 now), i find there is more time for me and i want to make better use of it!!

    So far, 3 weeks in, i have got off to a very good start, having lost 17.5 pounds, so i now have 70.5 pounds left to go. I have "prepaid" 12 weeks at SW, to motivate me to go all the time, and i have joined a gym (and prepaid for 12 months) to help me along a bit.

    Will endeavour to keep this updated as i go along, with tales of food, drinks, and maybe even dates.....
     
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    Good luck on your journey, sounds like your doing fantastic already, look forward to hearing about it.

    Gemma
     
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    Best of luck with the remaining weight to lose, you've made a really good start already!
     
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    Just arrived in office, gym on the way in this morning, so i can barely type!! Good day food wise yesterday - and slept really well (might be that the exercise is wearing me out as well.) Just want to shift this weight as quickly as i can - i get like this sometimes, perhaps a little too focussed for my own good.

    x
     
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    It's good that you're throwing yourself into it head first at the deep end, things can only get better from there :)
     
  7. TheSingleDad

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    Gym every day this week so far, its now Friday morning, and i am going to try to go at lunchtime - at least i am in less pain in the morning!!!

    I am finding the food part easier, just eating a fairly balanced set of meals. Cereal and coffee in the morning, fruit or a sushi box at lunchtime, and then a bog standard meal at night - beef casserole and a baked spud, brocolli and carrots last night for example.

    It has helped me to cut a few things out entirely, just because i am not sure i could manage to "only" have a bit... These are crisps, bread and cheese.

    All good so far though x
     
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    Hi SingleDad

    Excellent results so far - keep up the good work.

    The gym every morning is hard, but after a while im sure it will become an energy rush you need or you just wont feel right for the day... lunchtime too works !!

    Well done again...

    Amber
     
  9. Sam1309

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    hey, seems someone else has the same method as me, prepay the gym then you have to go (but i haven't been since wed as i'm down with a chest infection and can barely talk let alone jog cycle or my fave, swim)

    i also stock up on my meal replacement packs as motivation to keep going!

    good luck on your journey!!!
     
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    I think Pre-paying is the best motivation for me - i have shelled out £350 or thereabouts, so i have to get the use out of it now. It doesnt come out of a family budget or anything, it is me and the kids, so i have to account for it properly. Hard to explain what i mean, errrr it isnt money that should be buying the wife flowers - cos there isnt a wife anyway.

    oh anyway... i know what i mean!!!

    Went again at lunchtime, actually managed to run (as opposed to run and walk) a mile. Puffed afterwards though..
     
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    as you fitness increases you will find your puff less for longer!!!!....... i just do interval training find it works best for me until i can build it up
     
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    Sam, our weights are one pound apart.

    Race ya!!!

    x
     
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    lol, i've a chest infection do u a deal 100m sprint the you can race the paramedics pushing my strecher!!!!

    and if i die you can have the remaining of my shakes
     
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    ahhh must update my weight thought i had done such
     
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    ewww...

    no shakes for me, proper food only - just none of the really lovely stuff... like cheese..butter....bread...crisps...

    aarrgghhh

    xx
     
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    you are now 4 pounds ahead of me...

    bah..

    x
     
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    i get to eat cheese, only 30g a day thou. but no carbs. not fazing me to be honest as i cheated too much on weigh wachers. and the weight flew back on when i gave up.

    plus living in a house with other pointing every meal is hell, i'd set out my week planner get to wed and not want shepards pie for dinner lol
     
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    Off to weigh in shortly - 4 weeks in now. Fairly sure i have lost again, reckon perhaps 2-3 pounds. Will see soon.

    I seem to be ensconced in the routine of it now - but the drudgery of 6-12 months of this is pretty daunting.

    x
     
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    Yippee - 3 pounds


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    hey thats great well done!!!!! but just think this time next year your gonna look back see how far you've came and it'll all be worth it
     
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    ps- still up for that race??
     
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