Taking Control of Me :)

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  1. big-girl

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    Well here I am, ready for a new start......ready for a new life.

    I have tried virtually every diet going and I always find a way to fall off the wagon BIG TIME........and at 42 years old, I have realised that it will not get any easier, there are no quick fixes - not for me.......and after having a good long look at my life and where I am, I know that a "diet" will not work for me. Just the word diet, throws me into a panic and I start feeling like I'm deprived and missing out, which is why I so spectacularly fall off the wagon at various stages.

    What i truly believe that will work for me is to change my lifestyle......I can no longer go on a diet and then when i stop go back to all the old habits that got me into trouble in the first place.......to be able to eat like a 'normal' person is something that I hope to make my reality........and by normal I mean eating something and then not mentally dissecting how many calories I had consumed, had I blown the diet, oh well if I've blown the diet I might as well have another bit cos the damage has been done.......i just want to eat what my body requires to be healthy and leave it there - no drama, no guilt, no worries........and i know that battle can only be won in my mind, so maybe I should have said Taking Control of My Mind..........

    Today I am starting.........I am on a long journey, but I want my mind to stop ruining me and start helping instead.........so I am not putting myself on a diet as such.......I am going to eat healthier foods, eat only what I need and not over eat and learn to finally look after myself and take care of myself instead of punishing myself..........

    It will not be a quick fix, but slow and steady wins the race........I have 2 years to get to where I want to be and this time I believe I can do it :)
     
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    Hi , Good luck with your weightloss. I think you have got the right idea- when ever I start a 'diet' i feel deprived and end up bingeing and giving up. I hope you are having a good 1st day. x
     
  4. RainbowRose

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    hello and welcome :)
    I too have had enough of looking and feeling like I do, and after failing many diets, have decided that this one is the last one, and just like you say its a total lifestyle change for me too, and this time for the first time, I feel I am going to do it..right to the end!!! I am eating healthily and moving more :eek: I am in my 5th week and have definately found keeping a diary on here and receiving so much support has helped me enormously.

    Your mind sounds as if it is the right place to succeed, and that is half the battle! I can relate to everything you say, I could have typed the same thing myself! lol

    I look forward to chatting with you, I am on here every day!! keep posting :)

    Good luck :) :) :)
     
  5. big-girl

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    Thanks, I am having a good first day :)

    You've definitely done well so far, looking forward to chatting with you too and this is the most positive I've felt before about my weight, and the journey to losing it :)
     
  6. RainbowRose

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    thankyou :)

    I know what you mean, I have heard of the 'lightbulb' moment, but this is the first time I can actually feel it happening to me ;).....thank the Lord!

    Stay strong and focused, as you know the first day is the worst :eek: lol...then there will be no stopping you :)
     
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    Im just wondering big girl - why do you only want to get down to 210lb? would you not like to lose more?

    but anyway good luck with your weight loss - i think coming on here definately helps
     
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    Hi and welcome from me too :)

    Good luck on your journey. You'll get loads of support and encouragement here :)
     
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    Hello,

    Just wanted to stop in and wish you luck, you will certainly get a lot of help and support here!

    Your story resonates with me a great deal... I eventually came to realise that "diets" are a temporary fix while lifestyle changes, are hopefully, forever!

    I hope it all works out well for you - it would be interesting to see what your eating plan (as opposed to a "diet" plan!) is... as and when you feel like sharing :)

    Best of luck :)
     
  10. big-girl

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    Hi, the only reason I picked 210lbs is because I got to that weight before and I know it's achievable and I was comfortable at that size, I didn't want to give myself a figure which I would feel was too far away and unachievable cos I might be tempted to give up before I can really get started.....because of mental baggage I have I don't want to be super slim and attractive, so being a size 18-20 means I can be comfortable in my own body without all the fears I have with being too slim......hope this helps :)

    Thanks, my eating plan is basically healthy eating.....I'm having a lot more smoothies and raw soups with a new blender I've got so I'm guessing I can't go far wrong with fruit and vegetables........in the evenings I usually have chicken and salad, but the main thing I'm doing is cutting out all the picking on rubbish, in just a couple of days having mainly fruit and veg in smoothies and soups I can already notice the diffence and feel much better, less achey joints, asthma is better, etc so that's a great bonus in itself :)
     
  11. RainbowRose

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    That's a sensible idea, and one you feel comfortable with....can't fail to give good results :) When do you plan to weigh in? I am a monday morning weigher ;)
     
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    Does sound super (the smoothies especially!) - I reckon if you're happy with what you're doing you're already half way there!

    Also, just thought I'd mention I suffer from asthma too - doing resistance and cardio training (indoors) has really helped. I now have a peak flow reading of a non-asthmatic chap of my weight and height (I didn't five weeks ago); sadly exercising outdoors is a completely different story :(

    Maybe some light exercise (to start with) might be good for you? Just a thought, hope you have a super weekend!
     
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    I can relate soooooo much!

    *We can do it!* :)
     
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    Hi Lift, great about your peak flow reading, mine is abysmal at the mo, it's never been so bad but then I did have a bad asthma attack in January and I'm still recovering, not back to full steam, I think I try and get off my inhalers too quickly and cut down the usage before I'm fully right, I am going to try walking, my biggest problem is my knees, from old injuries as a child one of my knees is completely knackered so doing too much at this weight just ends up putting me in bed with my knee elevated, so I will do some, but I'm hoping as the wring comes off and there is naturally less strain only knees I will be able to do more, actually I know I will because last time I lost the weight I managed to do a 5k run, so I will get there......hope you can keep improving and can get to exercise outdoors soon, especially with the weather getting warmer :)
     
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    Hi Stacy, good for you for joining, and yes we can do it and we WILL do it :)
     
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    have a great weekend big girl..when do you weigh in? :)
     
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    Well, sometimes life just goes charging off and you don't have time to catch your breath.......I think I've been absent for about a week.......so much to catch up on!!!

    Well I've lost 2lbs, not a huge amount but it's a start and I never started this for a quick fix, so I'm happy with that :)

    I am feeling better in myself just eating better foods and am loving the sunny weather.......got to dash, have more flat pack furniture to assist my husband with!!!!!!
     
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    Well done on your weight loss, a steady loss is good, so wishing you well for the next weigh in too. when do you next weigh in?

    Have a good evening, good luck with the flat pack furniture :)
     
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    Hi RR, I weigh in on Fridays :)
     
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    Got my fingers crossed for you for today :)
     
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    Sorry got snowed under yet again......I did manage to weigh in on Friday but thats about it.....anyway another lb off, so its all going in the right direction :)

    Hubby has decided to do a massive lifes laundry in the house so everythign has been turned upside down and its all chaos!!!! Trouble is my hubby doesn't have a great attention span so hes very good at emptying closets, etc but then he gets a bit bored with the sorting and i have to follow him round and try to clear up behind him....its a long job, think of me LOL
     
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