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Postby Foodie4Life » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:22 pm

Hi all

Today is my first weigh in! I've jumped on the scales to realise I am 98.4kgs. Very disappointing, but I hope that today is the last day that I will weigh that much!
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Re: Foodie4Life First Weigh In

Postby Blitz » Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:28 am

It is always a shock stepping on those scales for the first time in this weight loss journey.

Before I weighed myself for that first time I had worked out that my healthy goal weight should be around 67kg.
On that first day I stepped on the scales and weighed in at 153.7kg.
I quickly worked out that my goal weight should be 66.7kg so that I had an even number to lose.

Then two things struck me.
First - that the scales were only rated for 150kg...and that I was over that.
Second - that losing 87kg seemed to be a rather largish number to lose!
Both these concerns were quickly dismissed. I wasn't planning on staying over 150kg for too long and reckoned the scales can hold out until then.
And that if 87kg is what I had to lose then it is what it is and that is what I had to lose. I put it on...now I had to take it off.

The road before you may seem daunting but I can tell you from experience that when you look back on it you will be amazed how quickly it all went. Each day you lose a little bit and then a little bit more...and before you know it all those little bits add up to that huge amount that you thought was so impossible to achieve. It took exactly 60 weeks for me to achieve goal weight...that is nothing compared to the three decades that I took to put all that weight on.

It is possible - and very possible for you. Believe in yourself.
This Forum can help you along the way to that better future that awaits you! :D

Today is the first day of the rest of your (new) life - congratulations...now just keep moving forward! 8)

Kim
Was: 153.7kg
Lost: 87kg
Now: keeping it off for life!
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Re: Foodie4Life First Weigh In

Postby melon466 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:28 pm

I know where you are at, and where you need to get to.

In January 2013 i decided i had to do something about my weight otherwise i was going to die of a heart attack before i hit 40. One of the hardest things i ever did was buy that first set of scales.
I opted for a set of electronic scales that maxed out at 150kg, no way was i more than that, WRONG. It was so depressing to see the screen come up with 'error', but it did and there was nothing i could do to change that. I ordered another set of scales that maxed out at 250kg, i figured i was just over 150kg, so these should be more than enough. What i saw next made me upset for days, i had let myself get so bad, i was just over 220kg.

That was the first day of my new life. I set the goal of losing as much as i could to get healthy, and along the way i set a goal of getting to 120kg. I am now at 118kg and still dropping it, albeit a lot slower now and the excess skin is probably another 20kg that needs to go eventually. Everything has shrunk, my ankles, wrists, legs, arms, face etc. It is sad to look back at pictures of what i was, but i am so much happier for it.

at age 19 i was on blood pressure medication, 3 years ago my fasting blood sugar was 10. Now my blood pressure is a consistent 120/80, and my fasting blood sugar is 4.5, my doctor is amazed at my transformation, simply by changing my eating habits, and basically changing my lifestyle.

If i can do it, anyone can.....

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This is me in December 2012
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Re: Foodie4Life First Weigh In

Postby melon466 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:29 pm

Another one of me in December 2012
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Re: Foodie4Life First Weigh In

Postby melon466 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:48 pm

and another one from earlier this year
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Re: Foodie4Life First Weigh In

Postby Blitz » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:52 pm

Thanks for sharing the photos and your story "Melon".
Success stories like this give people hope and raises the possibility that they too can do it. 8)
It is belief that is the greatest aid to success.
Once the mind is convinced - the body will follow with good lifestyle skills put into practise.

I see that you are dealing with that vexed problem..."what is normal weight plus loose skin look like". Unfortunately there isn't much information out there about it. It ends up being a judgement call. Let areas like your shoulders, chest (not the saggy bits) and your bottom guide you...if they get too skin and bones then you will know that is the time to stop.

I can relate to your tale of the scales. I bought one set that only went to 20 stone. Returned it and got one that went to 150 kilos thinking that would do. The first day of my weight loss I got on them for the first time to discover that I was 3.7 kilos heavier than the recommended maximum 150 kilos. I left it at that...figured that I wasn't planning to stay over 150 kilos that long anyway (ten days later - I was okay)! :lol:

Kim
Was: 153.7kg
Lost: 87kg
Now: keeping it off for life!
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