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Postby SarahC » Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:43 pm

Hi everyone! My name's Sarah, I'm 29 and live in Werribee (western suburb of Melbourne). Hopefully no-one thinks I'm crazy, but I am desperate to lose 5 kgs. I weigh 54 kgs but I have been stuck in a cycle of losing and then gaining back those same 5 kgs, for as long as I can remember. It's a very frustrating and upsetting cycle, that I'm really hoping to break!
I have tried every kind of supplement and diet pill available, and really have no idea if any of it works! Lately I have ventured into the world of appetite suppressants, which work alright... but can they overpower a compulsive eater... or even a compulsive eater with PMS???
I've also been using a self-hypnosis CD, every night for about the last month. Really don't know if it's working or not.... as I seem to fall asleep half way through!
If anyone has any really great ideas that have worked for them, and they've managed to keep the weight off permanently, I'd love to hear from you :D
Sarah.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:01 pm

Welcome to the forum Sarah!
In order to lose weight and more importantly keep it off, you really have to change your lifestyle for the long term, rather than a short term diet or medication, otherwise you won't address the real issues underlying the unwanted weight. Maybe the food and exercise diaries on this site might help.
Good luck and I look forward to seeing you in the forum!
Cheers,
Tegan
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15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby Dolly » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:28 pm

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Postby KimE » Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:01 pm

Hi Sarah and welcome to the forum.

I agree with Tegan you need to be thinking long term not quick fix if you want permanent control over your weight.

Start by looking at your diet and cleaning it up where you can also regular exercise can make a big difference.

There is plenty of great information on this site so be sure to check it out.

Good luck. :D
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Postby KimE » Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:16 pm

Hi again Sarah

I thought this would be a good read.

http://www.weightloss.com.au/articles/w ... lories.htm

This talks about small changes that can make a big difference. You may be able to incorporate some of these strategies.
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