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Firefly wrote:Hi to everyone here.
It is time I introduced myself and got my head out of the sand. I recently turned 50, I'm 5'11" and I'm close to the heaviest I have ever been in my life, currently 130.1 kilos. It is time to stop procrastinating, and start taking control of my health and my weight. I have lost weight in the past, but always end up putting it back on, plus more. I am at the point where I am committed to making changes that I can carry on through the rest of my life.
I spoke to my doctor recently regarding my weight, and his suggestion was lap band surgery. He gave me a book to take home and read on this subject, and it has really shocked me into action. I don't want surgery. I don't want to be so overweight, and I don't want to end up with diabetes, stroke etc etc. I want to take control of my life and make changes to my lifestyle that will result in healthy weight loss and to feel healthier than I do now.
So, I am taking my head out of the sand and today is the first day of the rest of my life. It will be a journey that I am sure has its ups and downs, and I know I am going to need every bit of encouragement and willpower I can get to keep on going with it. In joining this forum, I am hoping the inspiration and encouragement of others will help me to stay focused, and perhaps somewhere along the way, I can be an encouragement for others too.
Firefly wrote:Hi Michelle,
Nice to meet you. I know what has worked for me in the past, which is cutting down on the calories that go into my mouth, as well as getting out there and walking. I used to walk early in the day before heading to work, and that seemed to kick start my day. I haven't started doing that again this time, but I have been walking in my lunch break, till last Thursday when I tripped on some raised pavement and fell flat on my face. Still getting over very sore ribs, wrist and bruised face. That will teach me not to look where I am going! I hope to start walking again next week though and will try to get up half an hour earlier to walk in the mornings.
What works for you?
I KNOW YOU WILL DO THIS!!!
Have a great day
chubbywife79 wrote:Hi and welcome to the forum Firefly, you be good inspiration for me because we both need to lose similar amount of weight and if you can do so can I.
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