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What was your turning point?

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by RosiePops, 26 March 2014 Social URL.

  1. RosiePops

    RosiePops Gold Member

    Hi everyone
    Thought id start a thread for us to share what/when we decided enough was enough and it was time to lose weight!
    I thought it might be a good reference point when motivation is low, to help spur us all on and remind why we are doing this! I have a little mental list but curious to know others.. Im just a bit nosy ;)
    For me, I was sick of looking at a wardrobe full of clothes that I couldn't wear. Having to buy something new to wear out as nothing else fitted. Feeling bigger than all my friends. When your undies feel too tight and dig in! Haha. For my 21st birthday party i reached my target weight, would love to get near that again for my 24th!
    Rosie x
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  3. slimminglizard

    slimminglizard Full Member

    A photo taken at Christmas . I looked like Sid
    the Sloth :( action was taken !
  4. His-beau

    His-beau Full Member

    When I looked at pictures of me at my sister in laws wedding, although I was very ill I looked horrific :( makes me so upset
  5. RosiePops

    RosiePops Gold Member

    Ive had a decent amount of dreadful pics too. I wish I could bring myself to stick them up in the kitchen but they are toooo bad!
  6. His-beau

    His-beau Full Member

    I've never been happy with any of my pics, that's horrible isn't it? My whole life :(
  7. xbecky11

    xbecky11 Member

    I came back from first year at uni, knowing I'd put on a bit of weight with takeaways and alcohol etc, but I didn't really know how much. My mum asked me if I wanted to come to SW with her, but I thought she was being a bit ridiculous because "I hadn't put on that much weight". Then bearing this in mind I had a look at my pictures on FB and you could see a gradual weight gain. I'm just glad I agreed to go with her and turn it around or else I dread to think where I might have been now
  8. Revy

    Revy Full Member

    My turning point was when I realised how unhealthy I really was. I didn't even eat much but what I did eat was awful junk, mostly ready meals or pizza.
  9. RosiePops

    RosiePops Gold Member

    I know what you mean about feeling healthier Revy. I actually enjoy my fruit salads now! Still coming round to all the veg tho :/ lol.
    Its scary the way it creeps on isn't it Becky?! Ive put on 2stone in as many years- people never believe me when I tell them how much but its just slowly inched its way up. With uni ill bet you're so busy concentrating on everything else too.
    That is sad his-beau. Not one at all? You could make it a mini target :) xx
  10. sareypoop

    sareypoop Full Member

    Mine was when I looked in the mirror and couldn't believe how large my thighs had got. They'd obviously been on the large side for a while but I just didn't realise it. I wish I'd have measured them as almost 2st down now and it would be interesting to see how much has come off them!
  11. RosiePops

    RosiePops Gold Member

    Wow well done on your loss!
    I always mean to measure as they say the difference isn't always on the scale but forget :/
    it could still be worthwhile doing it tho!
    Rosie x
  12. His-beau

    His-beau Full Member

    That's a good idea for a mini target! Thank you, I liked some of my wedding photos but so many holidays I've taken pics and not had my pic taken or hated all the ones I'm in, sick of feeling like that all the time x
  13. hel8

    hel8 I'm just looking!

    My bleddy knees are killing me, hopefully the pain will lessen with my weightloss :(
  14. rm247

    rm247 Full Member

    I was rushed to Hospital in the middle of the night believing I was having a heart attack. Very quickly after arriving they discovered that it was actually a muscle tear in the chest and was in no way health/weight related. I got a clean bill of health (they ran various cardiac tests to be sure and it's in peak condition) but lying in A&E with machines hooked up to your bulbous chest thinking your heart has given out is a hell of a motivation to lose weight.
    The problem was for a month afterwards, it hurt to breath, let alone exercise so I actually put weight on afterwards, it's wasn't until I was off the painkillers that I joined SW
  15. tamkat

    tamkat Full Member

    I was sat on my daughters bed folding washing when I caught a glimpse of myself in her full length mirror that was propped against the wall.I burst into tears I looked bad enough stood up but generally just look at my face but to see yourself sat down with rolls of fat everywhere & huge thighs it was horrible & actually didn't want to leave the house for a while :( def shocked me to think that enough was enough, stop fart assing around with your 6lb off then 6lb on the following week & lose the weight for good!! It makes me shudder just thinking about that image in the mirror :( x
  16. josephsmummy

    josephsmummy Gold Member

    For me, I'd put on a lot of weight after getting married then within 6 months I was pregnant so that was my excuse to eat anything I wanted and I mean.ANYTHING! So the weight crept on by the time my son was nearly 18 months I had gained over 2 stone since the day I got married. I was using the excuse that I'd just had a baby so I was going to be a little heavier.
    My husband had been slowly loosing weight over the last 6 months counting calories. I tried but would go a little over my daily and just think 'sod it I'll start again tomorrow '.
    My real turning point was when my husband and I sat down to discuss having another baby and he said I needed to lose weight first. I had been ill with my first which wasn't weight related but if I had been a little thinner it may not have been so bad. We want to start trying at the beginning of next year so I have to get to goal weight by NYE.
    Lost 12 pounds so far with another 3 and a half stone to go.

    Sorry if I've rambled on.
  17. gsp5790

    gsp5790 Member

    My main turning point was this: I am going to begin training for a dog grooming course and this required me to purchase a grooming top but when I looked on all the UK supplier websites, they only went up to a size 20-22 (far too small for me!!) so I had to eventually purchase from an American website. I have received them and they fit perfectly fine now but it would be nice to be able to wear similar stuff to those on the course too rather than sticking out and people asking "wow, where did you get that from?" (it's burgundy with lots of small doggy pictures on it so it stands out but I love it!) So yes, that's my turning point!
  18. Shangri-la

    Shangri-la Full Member

    My turning point took a long time to arrive but when it did, it changed my life!!. I had many warnings relating to my health, among which was gestational insulin dependent diabetes four times in four pregnancies. However, this still wasn't enough!!. When I started training as a student nurse and I had to care of people with long term complications of diabetes such as amputations, stroke, foot ulcers as a result of neuropathy, kidney failure etc etc and the list goes on, something clicked within me and it was from there that I decided that I was not going to just leave my Husband and children because of my greediness with food!!

    I also decided that if I fell off the wagon, or had blips along the way, then that was ok but the main thing was to get back up, dust myself off and above all, to never, ever stop trying. I just promised myself that I would never become complacent again but I am still a human being. All I can do is my best but I will never give up on a healthy outlook and a healthy lifestyle!!!!
  19. pandauk

    pandauk Full Member

    I had two really - one was my 6 year old Daughter telling me her friend said I look like a 'fat potato' - I cried for about an hour solidly before realising that was just the kick I needed. After all, I do look like a fat potato at the moment! The other is my desire to have another baby, I already have PCOS and that combined with my weight is making it near-on impossible to conceive. So I knew that I needed to lose this weight to give me a better chance.
  20. Ellejay156

    Ellejay156 Full Member

    My turning point was this week. I have been on sw (this time) for 2 years. And despite loosing 31lb in the last 12 months I weigh exactly the same as I did 12 months ago!

    I cannot beeline I have yo-yoed for a year! I am angry with myself tbh.
  21. odd_sock

    odd_sock Full Member

    When I originally started SW it was a combination of the nurse at my GP's surgery saying I needed to "do something about the weight" and a photo from a friend's 30th birthday, my face looked so puffy and I had piggy slits for eyes. I followed plan for about 9months and lost just under 4 and a half stone then started faffing around.

    I'm back on plan now after realising I've put 3 stone back on.
    Also I don't want to stick out like a sore thumb at my sister's wedding in September (there's 5 of us and all if my sisters are skinny minis) x

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