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When reality strikes again !

#1
The first time reality struck was when my little daughter took a photo of me without me knowing and when I saw it I was horrified, I stood open mouthed and just kept thinking, that can't be me, it really can't. That was the moment I decided to do something about the mess I had become and to turn my life around for myself and my family. I felt so ashamed and upset with myself for letting this happen to me, It didn't happen over night it had happened over years, so why hadn't I done anything sooner?

Reality check number 2 came last night while watching the biggest loser. I cant remember what contestant it was but I was looking at them and thinking blimey they have done really well but they are still quite big and then I realised they weighed less than me.

If I am to conquer the problem I have, I need to understand the place I am in at the moment, understand what I '' REALLY'' look like,

Reality checks are good as despite me thinking I am doing quite well, these bring you back to earth with a thud. Those little treats I think I can get away with, or the times I have popped something in my mouth and thought '' just one won't hurt'' well it will hurt !!

I need to re-address everything again. I need to go back to basic's, I plan to beat this, I know I can beat this and I will.
 
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#2
Hey Hun,

Well done on having these reality checks, and then choosing to do something about it. It's all too easy to ignore the realisations, even going as far as comfort eating to forget about it!

You've taken the difficult route and chosen the long hard slog!! An I'm joining you!!

Good luck

:) Rhi Bro :)
 
#3
Hey Hun,

Well done on having these reality checks, and then choosing to do something about it. It's all too easy to ignore the realisations, even going as far as comfort eating to forget about it!

You've taken the difficult route and chosen the long hard slog!! An I'm joining you!!

Good luck

:) Rhi Bro :)
 
#4
i think realising that your weight has become a problem and taking the first steps to do something about it, is the hardest part. after you have this reality check and start changing your ways it all starts coming together.

the new and improved you!

every day is a step forward and you can do this, we all can and be here for each other

you have had some fab losses so far so keep at it, 6 monthes down the line you will be a new you and see some fab changes good luck
 
#5
Well done on realising you need to do something about it. Yes it may have taken a while but you know what, that doesnt matter. What matters is that you are doing something about it NOW.
Put that picture you dont like on your fridge/cupboard maybe, wherever the treats you may sneak in extra come from.
Fialing that come on here next time you have a "that wont hurt moment".
 
#6
It's these 'Eureka!' moments which act as the inspiration for us to actually do something about it. Don't fret about 'why' you didn't do it before - embrace your new attitude, self-belief and positive outlook, and focus only on your goal, not on the past, or even too closely on the present.

I say this, but I've gone through exactly what you have posted, even as recently as last night. I've already got some terrible, huge, embarrasing photos up on the side of my wardrobe so I see them every morning as I wake, but last night I was downloading photos from my wife's phone, and she had hundreds from up to five years ago on there :rolleyes:

Anyway, some incredible, beautiful shots of my young daughter on there, and then there's me - a big, hulking, rotund mess of a man, and she's looking up at me smiling, cuddling, whatever, and I'm thinking 'what a dreadful role model I must have been'.
Huge regrets, but I have to let them go as I'm not there anymore, and won't be back :cool:
 
#7
I have had a few of these lately! Think its because for some reason my husband has started taking photos of me again. I unload our days out to facebook, then look at the ones of me. Oh dear! But its all good, as life is still going on, yes I am bigger than I sometimes feel I am!

These pictures do hurt, but they are a good thing. Its very easy when we are big to hide away fromt he world, but the camera never lies! :/

Plus I look at these pictures now, and think....I shall add that one to my before photos, to show how far I have come when I am at PAT! :D
 


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