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Postby lgranger » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:23 am

Hi everyone

As you may of worked out by the subject, Im a newbie who needs a little help.

I have had trouble my whole life trying to lose weight, I have been on ever drug and none have helped. I currently weight 150kgs

the largest i have ever been, I have lost weight in the past but just put it back on.

And it takes forever for me to do it and get motivated, My husband and i have been married for over a year now and we really really want children but i want to lose 40kgs before hand.

My current problem is that i seem to be stuck in a rut and cant get myself motivated...If anyone has any advice,Tips or websites that would get my butt into gear that would be wonderful.

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:16 am

welcome manda

this site is a good place to start! the forum and homepage have some great tips and tools and recipes you can use to get on track.
1. cut down on portion sizes. half the time you are only eating everything on your plate because it is there.
2. drink 2 litres of water a day
3. aim for at least 30 mins of exercise a day
4. take measurements as well as scale weights
5. keep going! even when the times get tough :)
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:31 am

There lol Kate has given you some fab ideas ;) I just wanted to say
Image to the forum :) I look forward to getting to know you :) xx
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Postby Mandie » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:49 am

Hi Manda!

Kate has given some great tips there. The best way to build up habits that last a lifetime is to introduce them slowly.. maybe you could try fitting in some exercise for 10 minutes a couple of times and week and then slowly build it up.. and start cutting junk out of your diet.. and upping your water intake.. etc.

Good luck! It's a long journey, but there are quite a few of us here in triple figures, so you are not alone. We can do it :)
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Postby rivenriver » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:04 pm

Hello! :) Welcome!

I'm also someone who has been overweight my whole life (there are a few of us about! :))

I reckon the way to get going is to have a major goal - like kids for you - and to just decide to do it. Who knows how many times I've decided that in the past - I can't tell you what's made it stick this time, it just has. Also little prizes and intermittent goals are good - they stop you feeling hopeless about it. :)

Good luck!
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Postby KimE » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:00 pm

Hello Manda and welcome to the forum.

All the best on your weightloss journey. :D
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Postby GOING,GOING,GONE » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:56 pm

Hi Manda and welcome you have come to the right place I have only been here a short while myself but have met some lovely and supportive people, I agree Kate has given you some wonderful advice and she is a lovely person she made me feel welcome right off. :) Congrats on your loss so far and keep up the good work slow and steady is the way to get it off and keep it off. Take care..


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Postby tanya » Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:29 pm

Hey Manda. Welcome to the forum. Good luck with your weight loss. Everyone here is really supportive you will love it here. :D

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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:55 am

Hi Manda,
Welcome to the forum! 40kg IS achievable, just take it slowly and focus on making sensible lifetime changes! You CAN get there with a bit of hard yakka!
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