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Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby DeeEm » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:15 pm

Hi everyone,
I was referred to this forum by a friend so I thought I'd better tell you all a little about myself.

My name is Debbie and I'm 30. I'm married and have 2 children who are 4 and almost 2.

I've been on the Celebrity Slim program and have lost 13.3kgs so far. I'm in my 14th week of the program. So far I love it! I've stuck with it for longer than I thought I would and have no plans of stopping any time soon.

My starting weight was 121kgs and I'm now 107.7kgs.
My goal is to get down to about 80kgs - I know that's more than my healthy BMI but I just can't see myself being 65kgs. I just can't! LOL

Apart from following the CS program, I've really stepped up the exercise. I walk a lot (except recently when it's been so cold and wet!). I also enjoy using the Wii Fit and working on my fitness on my x-trainer. I started off only being able to do 5 minutes on the x-trainer without my legs burning and my heart pounding in my head. Today I managed 25 minutes and worked up a good sweat - but I was not in any pain. I'm very proud that I've been able to improve my fitness.

Obviously I still have a long way to go so that's why I thought this forum would be great for inspiration, advice and support.

Thanks for reading!
Debbie
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Start Date: 28 Mar 09
What I want to achieve:
1st Goal - 10kgs (end of May) - Reward: Wii Fit DONE
2nd Goal - 12.1kg (June 11 - DH's Birthday) - Reward: Reward enough in itself! DONE
3rd Goal - 15kgs (Aug 3 - DS's Birthday) - Reward: My Fitness Coach (Wii Fit) DONE
4th Goal - 20kgs (Mid-October for a wedding) - Reward: New clothes!
5th Goal - 30kgs (Christmas) - Reward: a digi-cam? Not sure.
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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby qtpie » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:19 pm

good luck with it all! We're all behind you! well done on the weightloss so far, and there is no reason why you can't be 65kg lol
Stating date is 17th March 2008
SW: 91.1kg
CW: 88.1kg
GW: 68kg
Short Term Goal: 85 kg

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New starting date is 1st July 2009

Starting weight: 91.1kg
Amount of weight lost: 4.1kg
Current weigt loss: 87kg
Short term goal: 85kg
Long term goal: 68kg
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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby DeeEm » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:49 pm

Thankyou :)

I just can't see it happening. 65kgs... wow... I would have been in year 8 in high school last time I was that weight! LOL

Seriously... I'll be happy to get down to 90kgs then 80kgs would be wonderful. I'm 5'5.5" so it'll be slim enough for me, I reckon. Of course I may change my mind when I get there... LOL.
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Start Date: 28 Mar 09
What I want to achieve:
1st Goal - 10kgs (end of May) - Reward: Wii Fit DONE
2nd Goal - 12.1kg (June 11 - DH's Birthday) - Reward: Reward enough in itself! DONE
3rd Goal - 15kgs (Aug 3 - DS's Birthday) - Reward: My Fitness Coach (Wii Fit) DONE
4th Goal - 20kgs (Mid-October for a wedding) - Reward: New clothes!
5th Goal - 30kgs (Christmas) - Reward: a digi-cam? Not sure.
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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby Amethyst » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:08 pm

Welcome. I think it's good starting off with something you're comfortable with. A lot of people here have found smaller goals easier. I'm sure you'll find 65 easier than you thought.

Remember: If you think you can or you think you can't either way you're right.
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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby DeeEm » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:16 pm

Yep... I just want to focus on what I know I can achieve for now.
I've been over 100kgs for many, many years... so getting under that is a major challenge in itself!
Debbie
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Start Date: 28 Mar 09
What I want to achieve:
1st Goal - 10kgs (end of May) - Reward: Wii Fit DONE
2nd Goal - 12.1kg (June 11 - DH's Birthday) - Reward: Reward enough in itself! DONE
3rd Goal - 15kgs (Aug 3 - DS's Birthday) - Reward: My Fitness Coach (Wii Fit) DONE
4th Goal - 20kgs (Mid-October for a wedding) - Reward: New clothes!
5th Goal - 30kgs (Christmas) - Reward: a digi-cam? Not sure.
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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby chocoholic » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:53 pm

Hi Debbie, well done on your loss so far, thats fantastic :)
SW: 91 kg
CW: 94.7 kg
GW: 70 kg

Goals:
1. 91kg (my original SW)
2. 85.5kg (BMI in 'overweight' category)
3. 80kg
4. 75kg
5. 70kg (BMI in 'Normal' weight range)

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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby Juzzy » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:23 am

Hey Debbie!!

Well done on the loss so far

Keep up the great work!
SW: 127.8
CW: 106.8

GW : 80 (will reassess once i get there)

21 kilos lost!
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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby kitten1986 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:08 pm

Hey Debbie!
Sounds like you are doing fantastically! Good on you for staying on CS for 14 weeks!!!
I am new to these forums too and I just posted an about me too.
I have just started the optislim shakes and I would love for you to tell me about your experiences and how you deal with cravings/hunger while you are on the shakes!!
Mine is a little different to yours though I replace my 3 main meals with a shake and then I get to eat 2 cups of green veggies a day as well. Of course there is the 2L of water too.
I have found the first 2 days pretty easy but I am wondering what will happen when I get sick of not eating and chewing food!
I would love to hear from your experiences if you would like to share

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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby onthedecrease » Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:33 pm

Hello gorgeously fabulous Debbie,

Welcome to the forum and I know you will be fine! Keep up the great work and congrats on the 25mins on the x-trainer. Looking forward to seeing more of you around here.

Stace :D
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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby DeeEm » Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:37 pm

Managed 27 minutes on there today, Stace... I rule!! LOL
That was after shifting a metre of red-gum wood aswell.... gonna be sore tomorrow! LOL

Thanks everyone!

Kitten - the diets do have their similarities, by the sounds of it. I think the CS diet is pretty easy to follow which works for me. I just don't have the time or the inclination to count calories or points - too hard with two young kids. I generally have a shake for breaky, a piece of fruit a couple of hours later, a soup for lunch, a small salad or some vege sticks with dip as an arvo snack (I try to have a bit of meat or something at this time), then a nice dinner with some meat and steamed veges (or more salad). It took a while to get used to not eating bread etc. but I find that what I can eat is relatively varied so it's easy enough to do. It's restricted but not too restricted, if that makes sense?? For me, having limits on what I can have helps because then I don't have too many decisions to make. I have days where I could go a piece of toast or something like that but I just have to have a stern talk to myself. I've had times where I've had food that I shouldn't and I know it means the weight-loss won't be as great but, hey, we've gotta live, right? And I'm still not eating nearly as much as I used to. They're very few and far between treats though.
HTH!
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Start Date: 28 Mar 09
What I want to achieve:
1st Goal - 10kgs (end of May) - Reward: Wii Fit DONE
2nd Goal - 12.1kg (June 11 - DH's Birthday) - Reward: Reward enough in itself! DONE
3rd Goal - 15kgs (Aug 3 - DS's Birthday) - Reward: My Fitness Coach (Wii Fit) DONE
4th Goal - 20kgs (Mid-October for a wedding) - Reward: New clothes!
5th Goal - 30kgs (Christmas) - Reward: a digi-cam? Not sure.
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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby Shalimar » Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:52 pm

Hi Debbie and welcome. Best of luck :) .
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CW: 62 kgs-Hit goal 12 September 2009.
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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby onthedecrease » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:39 pm

Great work sweets- how was the weigh in today? Has all your hard work slogging it out on the x-trainer paid off?
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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby DeeEm » Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:34 am

I didn't weigh- in, Stace... AF is in town and I refuse to weigh-in when she's visiting.... she just buggers it all up.. haha.
Will know next week... and (with any luck), I'll have a few more x-trainer sessions racked up to help :)
Debbie
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Start Date: 28 Mar 09
What I want to achieve:
1st Goal - 10kgs (end of May) - Reward: Wii Fit DONE
2nd Goal - 12.1kg (June 11 - DH's Birthday) - Reward: Reward enough in itself! DONE
3rd Goal - 15kgs (Aug 3 - DS's Birthday) - Reward: My Fitness Coach (Wii Fit) DONE
4th Goal - 20kgs (Mid-October for a wedding) - Reward: New clothes!
5th Goal - 30kgs (Christmas) - Reward: a digi-cam? Not sure.
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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:33 am

Hi Debbie, welcome to the forum!
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
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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Re: Hi... my name is Debbie and I'm a food-a-holic!

Postby DeeEm » Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:50 am

Thankyou :)

Curiosity got the best of me this morning so I weighed myself.... 600g loss. Happy with that. Hopefully next week will be a bigger loss.
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Start Date: 28 Mar 09
What I want to achieve:
1st Goal - 10kgs (end of May) - Reward: Wii Fit DONE
2nd Goal - 12.1kg (June 11 - DH's Birthday) - Reward: Reward enough in itself! DONE
3rd Goal - 15kgs (Aug 3 - DS's Birthday) - Reward: My Fitness Coach (Wii Fit) DONE
4th Goal - 20kgs (Mid-October for a wedding) - Reward: New clothes!
5th Goal - 30kgs (Christmas) - Reward: a digi-cam? Not sure.
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