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Life is Great!

Postby beth » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:48 pm

:D I'm 35 years old, married with two teenage boys. My eldest has just finished high school so he and I went to Egypt and Singapore for two and a half weeks. I have a great job, wonderful, supportive husband, fabulous children, three very close friends as well as other friends and a close-knit family. So why am I so miserable? I am fed up with being over weight and hating myself. I feel insecure every day and loathe to look at myself in photos. I need to do something now!! My main problem is time. I don't have enough of it so I don't exercise and get fast food. Any help and advice would be appreciated
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Re: Life is Great!

Postby mumnbub » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:18 pm

All I can say is MAKE time- you are worth the effort and are important, if there are any other tasks in your day that are important you would make time right? so why not for yourself. If you need to, get up a bit earlier so you can go for a walk, or drag the family out for a walk at night after dinner. Eating right does not have to be a chore, just plan ahead, cook in advance if you have to and put in it the freezer. If you really want it then you will just have to make time- there is no other option.
Your lucky you have great family around you who will want what is best for you, maybe sit down and talk to them about it and they might find ways of helping you get everything done.

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Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
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Re: Life is Great!

Postby Gordz » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:56 pm

I might sound like a bit of a retail workhorse lately, but lite n easy is fantastic. $55 a week, i get 10 soups and 10 meals in a bowl delivered to my house. Got home tonight, esky on the front porch, brought it in, put them in the freezer, then whenever i want one, it's 5 minutes in the nuker and done. The fat content is tiny, the calorie count is low, and the nutrition seems great. maybe give the website a lookup.



I swear i don't work for them... just very impressed with the product =)
Aussie Male, 26, 194cm.

Start date: 12/8/2013
Highest - 144.8kg

Current - 141.3kg

Goal - 110kg

3.5kg lost

31.3kg to go
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Re: Life is Great!

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:35 pm

I have a friend who hated cooking, was very busy and had the cash to spare. She went on Lite n' Easy and lost quite a bit of weight. Kept it off too. I think the only downside to that program is that it is so much more expensive than cooking your own meals (provided you cook on a tight budget, of course.)

I can totally empathise about being too busy to exercise or cook. Can you get more incidental exercise into your day? Take the stairs rather than the lift. Walk to talk to a colleague instead of just sending an email. Walk to work if you can, or walk to the supermarket or, if you have to drive, park your car a bit further away so you're at least walking some of the distance. If you get an hour long lunch break spend half of it on a brisk walk.

As to the cooking, can you try healthy alternatives? As Gordz pointed out, Lite n' Easy is about as convenient as it gets and it is very good for helping people to lose weight. Or you could get frozen meals such as Lean Cuisine or Weight Watchers from the supermarket. And as Mumnbub said, if you find yourself with a free hour on the weekend cook a huge amount of food then freeze it in individual portions.

Good luck! Let us know how you get on.
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Re: Life is Great!

Postby Gordz » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:48 pm

$55 for 20 meals?


I can't cook that cheap. fuel, gas, electricity, time, dishes, dishwashing powder... all for $2.75 a serve?
Aussie Male, 26, 194cm.

Start date: 12/8/2013
Highest - 144.8kg

Current - 141.3kg

Goal - 110kg

3.5kg lost

31.3kg to go
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Re: Life is Great!

Postby mumnbub » Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:44 am

i Gordz- how do you get it for that cheap- I was on lite n easy a few years back and it was over $100 for a week i think- that was every meal. I was not a fan of it as the dinners just did not compare to a home cooked meal and i do not believe every meal is cooked by a cheif- there does not appear to be any different between them and all the other frozen dinners cooked in mass available at the supermarket. They are also to sausy for me. But I guess everyone is different and they may have improved over the past 5 years
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
Next goal 75kg

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Re: Life is Great!

Postby Gordz » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:06 am

the soups and 'meals in a bowl' are alot cheaper then the normal dinners. And if you do the full plan (3 meal + 2 snack a day) it does work out to about a hundred a week.

I don't think that the meals are cooked by chefs either, but I have to disagree about the similarities with off the shelf supermarket frozen meals. Looking at the ingredient list on light and easy meals is actually a pleasure you read. It tells you whats in there and you know what it is. I find that looking at supermarket food, there are more things in the ingredients that I can't pronounce than ones I can! They're full of chemicals, preservatives, enhancers and flavours.
Aussie Male, 26, 194cm.

Start date: 12/8/2013
Highest - 144.8kg

Current - 141.3kg

Goal - 110kg

3.5kg lost

31.3kg to go
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