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Re-Introducing myself.

Postby CrimsonThunder » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:18 am

Well you may have read a post or 2 from me around the forum, used to come here a lot.

Time to put my mind to working out again and getting rid of this fat. I've let myself go again.

Current weight: 108KG.
Goal weight: 85KG.

Objectives:
- No more fast food. (very hard as I work in the Fast food industry. :(
- Working out every day or every day I can.
- Changing my thoughts about myself.

I'm feeling really depressed lately as I used to be not too bad yet have stacked it on again. No one picks on me about it but I do get comments from mates which dont hurt, I guess they're a good thing. As a saying goes "how will the fat kids know that they're fat if they dont get picked on". Something like that anyway, think its from the Simpsons.

Oh and when I go shopping I only ever buy healthy foods, that is one habit I have gotten into. The problem is that I am very lazy (which I need to get out of the problem, I need to walk more instead of driving) and eat lots of fast food. Mentioned above.

Well hope I get into the swing of things here again. :)
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Re: Re-Introducing myself.

Postby Mandie » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:12 am

Welcome back and good luck with your weight loss!

Where do you work? Working in fast food would SUCK!

Something you could try - what if you tell everyone you work with that you are going on a health kick and won't eat fast food anymore? That way, you'll be held accountable at work because you won't want to look like you have no will power in front of everyone else! That kind of thing works for me anyway! or you could look at all the fat and grease and think about it coursing through your blood vessels - yuck!

In terms of healthy food at home - on a day off, how about preparing some food so that it's ready to go during the week? You can make casseroles, stews, soups etc ahead of time.. I made couscous this weekend by preparing the couscous in chicken stock, adding some roast vegies and herbs - that was it! So easy and you can eat it during the week. Even buying some healthy fish cakes or burger patties, then you could make burgers at home - for me its quicker than driving to a takeaway, and so much healthier!

Best of luck!
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Re: Re-Introducing myself.

Postby CrimsonThunder » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:20 am

Mandie wrote:Where do you work? Working in fast food would SUCK!


KFC and Pizza Hut. >.<

I used to work at Hungry Jacks. :P

Mandie wrote:Something you could try - what if you tell everyone you work with that you are going on a health kick and won't eat fast food anymore? That way, you'll be held accountable at work because you won't want to look like you have no will power in front of everyone else! That kind of thing works for me anyway!


I wont even need to tell them, they'll work it out when I say no to free food haha. :P

Mandie wrote: or you could look at all the fat and grease and think about it coursing through your blood vessels - yuck!


Now theres a great idea! I dont feel like eating it already. :D

Mandie wrote:In terms of healthy food at home - on a day off, how about preparing some food so that it's ready to go during the week? You can make casseroles, stews, soups etc ahead of time.. I made couscous this weekend by preparing the couscous in chicken stock, adding some roast vegies and herbs - that was it! So easy and you can eat it during the week. Even buying some healthy fish cakes or burger patties, then you could make burgers at home - for me its quicker than driving to a takeaway, and so much healthier!


Thanks for that, I'll have to look up some soup recipies. What are the healthiest soups to make? :)

Thanks Mandie great advice, you really got my excitement for this up heaps!
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Re: Re-Introducing myself.

Postby Shalimar » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:50 am

Hi CT and welcome back, best of luck getting back into it :D .
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Re: Re-Introducing myself.

Postby Alexandra » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:22 am

Welcome back! Geez, it would be hard to work around all that tempting fast food :shock: :roll: But then again, seeing it everyday, doesn't it put you off?

The better soups to make are the broth based ones - anything with vegies etc *yum* I love all soups. Of course, I used to love to put a tub of cream in them :oops: and for weight loss purposes (and heart health!), this is best avoided :roll: :lol: It's also nice to whack some barley or beans or lentils in there to up the grains in your diet for nutrition's sake. This does up the calorie intake but also rounds and balances the meal in terms of nutrition which is also the goal :wink: (stop me here, I'm sure you know all of this!)

Best of luck, Alexandra :D
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Re: Re-Introducing myself.

Postby CrimsonThunder » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:22 am

Being around it all day only makes you want to eat it lol!

Nah I must say I dont know much, I'm learning every day. Just last night I learnt about calories. XD

Thanks for the welcome backs. :)
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Re: Re-Introducing myself.

Postby [email protected] » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:03 pm

80% of what goes into your mouth will dictate whether you gain or loose weight. Crimson there is a lot of mis-information and to really loose fat you need to know what and when to eat. Having foods like Couscous is just asking for trouble and don't get started on casseroles. These are fat producing meals.

Trust me having been a Personal Trainer since 1991 and specialising in weight management for the last ten years I have a bit of an idea on what works and what doesn't.

Happy to chat and offer advice

Dane


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