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Postby sunshine » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:19 pm

Hi everyone, I have spent the afternoon reading your posts and you all are so supportive, I hope to join you here! My story is I am a married 40 yr old mum of 3 children. They were all born only 2 yrs apart, and my youngest is 2 1/2. We have been trying for another baby for nearly 2 yrs, and in that time, let me say that I have basically forgotten about looking after myself, just wanting this new baby so much.

I am 5'2 and currently weigh 70 kilos, the heaviest I have ever been. I only have a small frame so my excess weight I have put on seems so much. I have basically bulked up all over through lack of regular exercise besides walking, and not eating that great either. Each month of trying for a baby, I say to myself that if I could only get pregnant, I won't have to worry so much about getting fit right now. Ha, totally the wrong attitude.

During the last 7 months, I have had two miscarriages, which has floored me, because I have really put on weight through bad habits. So it has been very emotional and I find myself indulging in comfort foods and lots of alcohol, too much really lately because I have been so upset over losing the babies.

So that's my story, I can't believe I have basically let myself go so much that I am now overweight, look terrible, feel tired and grumpy all the time, and lack enthusiam. So now I am going to do something about it. We would like another child but I can't keep on neglecting my health just hoping for that one miracle (when we were trying to conceive, I did try to eat healthy etc so I wasn't bad all the time!!!)

My husband is starting to notice too and he is very supportive of what I want to do. Before kids, I was fit and slim and healthy and looked great (think it may be the kids doing it to me!!) I am determined to make a change for the better, my lifestyle not just a flash in the pan thing. I need some support from those of you who have been at the starting gate like me.

I would like to get down to 60 kilos, as my goal, is this a realistic weight to lose - 10 kilos - in 3 months, do you think? I enjoy walking and want to get my moutain bike out, and join the gym to do some weights to tone up. And of course change my eating habits, does this sound familiar to you? Sorry for the long post, but I need to act NOW. Thankyou all.
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Postby milkyway » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:04 pm

Hi Sunshine and welcome to the forum. Thanks for sharing your story with us. I'm sorry to hear about your two miscarriages :(

I think 10 kilos over the next 3 months is certainly do-able... it won't be easy but you CAN do it :)

You'll probably find that once you start taking better care of yourself, everyone around you will benefit.

Good luck and I look forward to hearing about your progress.
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Postby sunshine » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:06 pm

Thank you for your reply. Just off topic, how do I make my own avatar under my username? Thank you.
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Postby Sassygirl » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:24 pm

Hay Sunshine - welcome aboard. I suffered a mischarriage nearly 12 years ago - and I still wonder what would have been. I believe that 10 kilos is extremely do-able - I am aiming to do the same.

As far as your avatar goes, have a look under Forum Help - it will tell you everything you need to know.

So grab a ticker and avatar and away you go.

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Postby sunshine » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:26 pm

Thanks Sassygirl, I will get my pics sorted and become part of this family. BTW I am a Michelle too, great name of course!!
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Postby Sassygirl » Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:37 pm

There are quite a few Michelle's around this board - I think the Beatles have a lot to answer for (breaks into a line of Michelle my belle these are words that go together well my MIchelle!!!!)
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Postby Mandie » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:02 am

Welcome to the forum :) You've been through some tough times, but you're making positive changes about yourself and that's always good. Fertility is increased at a healthy weight too :)

10kg in 3 months is a big goal, but do-able if you work really hard. Aim for 0.5-1kg loss per week, and see how you go. It's best to make small changes that you can sustain long term - this gives you the best chance of maintaining your healthy weight once you get there!
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Postby help6363 » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:18 am

Hello and welcome

Sorry to hear about your miscarriage...... BIG HUGS!

I look forward to reading about your successful weightloss story in the near future!
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Postby sunshine » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:17 am

Yes I have been reviewing my goal weight loss of 10 kg and I am thinking I am aiming a bit too high. And because I only decided to do this yesterday, I am allowing myself to change it :lol: , because I want a goal I can accomplish not one that I set too high. I am basically starting from scratch.

As you said Mandie it is best to make small changes to benefit the long term. So I will have one goal then two, and work towards that. I am so glad I found this forum, you guys are going to be so much help. Best wishes to you.
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Postby losebabyfat_2005 » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:39 am

my daughter's name is michelle
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Postby Sas » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:11 am

Welcome to the forum Sunshine. Good luck with your weight loss. You can do it! :)
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Postby JP1 » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:13 pm

Welcome and good luck sunshine
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Postby sunshine » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:30 pm

Thanks again everyone :D
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