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Postby w8tolose » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:46 pm

Hi everyone!
I'm in my early 30's and have decided enough is enough. I've been emotionally eating for over 10 years and need to stop. I'm at my heaviest now, and got a shock when I realised I had hit triple digets. I went to a party last Friday and just saw a friends photo of me and got the shock of my life! I had no idea of how big I looked and how big I have let myself get. My self-esteem has always been on the lowish side, but I need motivation now to lose weight. I have made a pledge to try and lose 10 kg by Christmas, but this may be aiming too high, but if I make a goal, hopefully I will be making an effort. I want to lose 15 kg by mid February. There. I've made a goal. I have between 25 and 30 kg to lose, but am unsure what a realistic goal is. I was looking at everyone elses BMI goals, what is considered healthy? between 20 and 25? or is this too much??
I wish everyone here best of luck in their weightloss endeavours, and if you are like me, just contact me and we can help each other.
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Postby milkyway » Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:03 pm

Hello and wlecome to the forum. Thank you for sharing your story :)

10kg by Christmas is probably too much to aim for. A healthy weightloss is 0.5kg to 1kg per week. But by all means, aim for it if it helps you get there :)

To sustain motivation, small changes are the way to go rather than making sudden overnight changes. Lots of small changes add up to big changes. For example, this week, try and drink 1.5l to 2ltrs of water per day and cut down on unhealthy takeaways and sugary snacks, that kind of thing, then add something else the following week etc. I'm sure you'll know what's best for you :)

Good luck!
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Postby Mandie » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:00 am

Hi, welcome aboard :)

Some good advice above - make small, sustainable changes. Slow weight loss is the key to keeping it off, so 0.5-1kg per week is a good aim, and you should be happy with 1-2kg per month loss.

Healthy BMI is 20-25, sometimes higher depending on your muscle mass.
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Re: Need motivation!!

Postby help6363 » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:21 am

w8tolose wrote:Hi everyone!
I'm in my early 30's and have decided enough is enough. I've been emotionally eating for over 10 years and need to stop. I'm at my heaviest now, and got a shock when I realised I had hit triple digets. I went to a party last Friday and just saw a friends photo of me and got the shock of my life! I had no idea of how big I looked and how big I have let myself get. My self-esteem has always been on the lowish side, but I need motivation now to lose weight. I have made a pledge to try and lose 10 kg by Christmas, but this may be aiming too high, but if I make a goal, hopefully I will be making an effort. I want to lose 15 kg by mid February. There. I've made a goal. I have between 25 and 30 kg to lose, but am unsure what a realistic goal is. I was looking at everyone elses BMI goals, what is considered healthy? between 20 and 25? or is this too much??
I wish everyone here best of luck in their weightloss endeavours, and if you are like me, just contact me and we can help each other.


Hello and welcome!

I look forward to reading about your successful weight loss in the near future!

Oh, can I please give you some advice about binge eating? You may not need it because you may already have strategies..... so I thought I would ask.

Have a great day!

Cheers

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Postby JP1 » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:16 pm

Welcome and you have come to the right place for motivation. Read some iof the inspiring stories from some of the regulars that have lost a lot of weight and good luck
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Re: Need motivation!!

Postby w8tolose » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:22 pm

help6363 wrote:
Oh, can I please give you some advice about binge eating? You may not need it because you may already have strategies..... so I thought I would ask.



Thanks Michelle! I don't actually binge eat, but I tend to eat emotionally. Eg. I will eat bad things to make myself feel better, and have takeaway food. I know I take in too many calories and have many, many bad habits.

Thanks for the comments and encouragement everyone, I really appreciate them!
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:45 pm

Image :D Just wanted to say hey and welcome to the forum ;) xx
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