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Postby chengbee » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:05 pm

Hi all!!

I've suddenly came to realize that I have put on lots of weight over the last 6 years. It felt like the world came tumbling down over me when hubby said 'err...I think your thighs are getting bigger'. I went through my cupboard to find my oldest pair of jeans. Sure enough, I couldn't even get them up.

I'm 27 and I weigh 65kg. I use to weigh 50kg when I was 21. On average I've put on 2.5 kg every year. 2.5kg didn't seem much to me at that time, but then I thought, if I put on 2.5kg every year for another 5 years. I'd be 77kg. Best if I do something about it now!!

All this weight started piling when I started working. Obviously sitting behind a desk 5 (sometimes 6) days a week with long hours does not help. This has got to change. From now on, I'm going to start work at 9. This will at least give me enough time for a short walk.

I don't need to be skinny, I only need to be healthy. I'm aiming to get back down to 50kg. I need to get back into shape.

To start off, I'm setting little goal for myself to get back into the habit of excercising and eating healthy.

This week's goal - cut out all fizzy & carbonated drinks & walk for 30 minutes every day.

Wish me luck!!!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:07 pm

best wishes and welcome to the group!! sounds like you are comfortable with your hubbys honesty which is good because that way it will keep u on track with your weightloss journey :) sing out if you need anything :)

p.s. wish i was 50kg when i was 21 LOL :roll:
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Postby Mandie » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:54 pm

welcome aboard! :)

good on you for spotting the problem and deciding to do something about it now, before you put on more weight

best of luck :)
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Postby chengbee » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:27 pm

thanks guys...I've also set some goals for myself. And I've been out for a 45 min walk today. :wink: i suppose that's a start.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:12 am

Definitely a good start! welcome to the forum!
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Postby KimE » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:34 am

Hi Chengbee and welcome aboard.

All the best. :D
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Postby chengbee » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:57 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

I think I'm on my way. Day 2 and I haven't had any sugary fizzy drinks, eating 5 small meals and walks in the evening.
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Postby JP1 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:07 pm

hello, welcome and good luck
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Postby VT198 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:23 am

Hello :) Best of luck with your weight loss!
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:20 am

hi :) welcome to the forum :D
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Postby opal630 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:41 pm

Hey, I know exactly what you mean about the long working hours and the sometimes 6 days a week.

Do you work in the city? There's so many nice parks to walk around on your lunch break. A colleague and myself were doing walks a few times a week on our lunch breaks before we got swamped with work. Should start doing that again, it's also nice to break up the work day. Only problem is on a really nice day it's hard to go back to work afterwards.

How did you manage with Melbourne Cup celebrations?

Best of luck working towards your goal.

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Postby chengbee » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:20 pm

Thank you all for your support.

Opal - thanks for reminding me about the parks. I use to go there a bit but I tend to cut short my lunch hour just so that I can go home a bit earlier.
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