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Postby mumofone » Sun May 14, 2006 10:32 pm

Hey there,
After a couple of attempts at keeping motivated, I just came across this website. Hopefully posting and chatting on here will help me in my quest of losing 30kgs *cringe!* I am 117kg and 167cm tall and think its time I changed my life.. For good this time!

Can anyone out there tell me what the first step is? I have my exercise bike and walking shoes on standby!

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Postby Dolly » Mon May 15, 2006 1:02 am

Hi mumofone, welcome to the forum, glad to hear you have all your gear ready to start.
Basically we just pick a diet that works well for us, I'm doing the Tony Ferguson plan at the moment and it's the only one that is shifting my blubber.

Then try and exercise 3 to 5 days per week for 30 minutes. We have heaps of people here who walk every day.
Recording our food intake on the Daily Food Diary and our exercise on the Daily Exercise Diary are a big help, we also do a group weigh-in once per week on whichever day works best for us.
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Postby mumofone » Mon May 15, 2006 7:19 am

Hi Dolly,

I think I got the ticker right this time ;)

I lost 12 kg a few months back by monitoring my food intake, walking heaps and using my exercise bike. I think I will try what worked before and see how I go. I just have to learn to continue it this time and keep the weight off. The funny thing is that I don't even remember what made me stop last time.

Thanks for your help. I'm off to join the walking challenge!

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Postby Dolly » Mon May 15, 2006 8:04 am

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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon May 15, 2006 8:34 pm

Hi mumof one,
welcome to the forum!! I'm not really following a 'diet' as such, I've just finally changed my eating and exercising habits. I think exercise was the big thing for me as I didn't eat too badly although I have cut down on the sugar, butter and cheese etc.

This site helped me a lot to stay motivated and accountable, hopefully it will help you too!

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Postby KimE » Mon May 15, 2006 8:34 pm

Hello Mumofone and welcome to the forum.

There is lots of great info on the site and among the people of the forum. I'm sure you will find plenty to keep you going.

Good luck! :D
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Postby mumofone » Mon May 15, 2006 10:17 pm

Thank you everyone! Can't wait to get to know you all :)

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Postby Angel » Tue May 16, 2006 1:05 pm

Hi MumofOne,

Welcome to the forum. Its always a good idea to start things off slowly, you know, don't make too many changes at the same time, master one change then introduce another.

I'm just choosing to eat healthily and enjoy things in moderation, no food is taboo but I do avoid keeping those foods in the house that I know I can't eat in moderation - chocolate is my weakness.

Good luck on your journey, ask as many questions as you need,
catch you in the forum,
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Postby mumofone » Tue May 16, 2006 1:14 pm

Hi Angel

Thanks for your advice :)

I'm currently concentrating on cutting back my food rather than participating in a set diet. I know if I put myself on a specific eating plan I would never stick to it. Yesterday I started working out again, walking and riding my exercise bike. I find it fun in a strange way :?

I just hope continue this new-found motivation :)

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Postby Groovychic » Tue May 16, 2006 4:06 pm

Its not strange to find exercise fun!!! I really enjoy my exercise sessions. It's never been a problem for me, eating too much is my big problem. I'm not into diets cos I can't stick it out but I just try to cut down on the junk in my diet. It helps if I am at home, but when I go out I am hopeless!!! And unfortunately I socialise a lot so things tempt me all the time! I had lunch with a friend today and ate a huge bowl of pasta for lunch!!! :oops: But I won't have much for dinner now and I am going to try and make an effort to get on the treadmill this arvo. I rode my bike this morning to visit my mother in law, and came back the long way round, so I don't feel too bad about this morning's exercise. I guess you just have to remember to balance things out. And slowly up the exercise. I have been running on the treadmill a bit for the last few weeks, but it took me a couple of months to build up to that. Plus I have been sick with an annoying cold last week and am only just getting back into the exercise, so again have to take it slowly! I know I will have lost a fair amount of muscle while not exercising and it will take me weeks to build it up again! It's so frustrating!!! I wish you every success with your weight loss. I'm sure you will do great.
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Postby mumofone » Tue May 16, 2006 4:20 pm

Wow Groovychic, you're doing well! I am trying to adopt the same way of thinking.. I don't really like the idea of a 'diet' as such, i'm more into monitoring what I am eating and making sure I don't go overboard. I really do enjoy the exercise, except for today.. I am in motivation meltdown as I type this! I keep talking myself out of it!

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