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My Intro... Rediscovering the Real Me

Postby TheRealMe » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:09 pm

Hi Everyone,
I know I have said it to myself many times before, but today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I want to start feeling like the 'real me' again. I am 52, and have let myself become very overweight. My feet ache terribly, making it painful to excercise, I find it difficult to pick things up off the floor, nothing fits anymore, I am so unfit and I'm sick of feeling this way. I got on the scales this morning and was shocked to see 139.2kg. I need to take responsibility for what I have allowed my body to become, and I have to do something! So, today is the first day of the rest of my life, and the day I start to take control. I am kinda scared to try and find out what my ideal weight should be, but I think I need to do it. I need to shock myself into action, and I know I need this to be a lifestyle change that I can maintain for the rest of my life.

I started looking on the internet this morning for information on weight loss, and discovered this forum. I've had a look around the message boards, and got a really encouraging feeling just reading the posts. I sure know I am not alone on my journey, and plan to become a regular here for a very long time, as I know that losing my weight and regaining a sense of wellbeing will be a long term thing. The important thing right now though is that I am making a start! And even that small step feels good.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone,

Jan
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Start Weight 139.2kg (30/8/09)
Start Measurements:
Bust 124cm Hips 155cm
Waist 113cm Thigh 139cm

Current Weight 134.8 (19/8/09)
Current Measurements:
Bust 118cm Hips 148cm
Waist 102cm Thighs 138 cm
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Re: My Intro... Rediscovering the Real Me

Postby TheRealMe » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:22 pm

2nd instalment to my intro post...
I just checked what my ideal weight should be.
I'm 180cm tall
I should be between 65kg and 81kgs

so, at a current weight of 139.2 kgs to get to 81kgs I need to lose 58.2 kgs.

Yes, it's going to be a long journey... one step at a time, and today I have taken the first step!

Jan.
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http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/weo6kH3

Start Weight 139.2kg (30/8/09)
Start Measurements:
Bust 124cm Hips 155cm
Waist 113cm Thigh 139cm

Current Weight 134.8 (19/8/09)
Current Measurements:
Bust 118cm Hips 148cm
Waist 102cm Thighs 138 cm
TheRealMe
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:26 am

Re: My Intro... Rediscovering the Real Me

Postby Shalimar » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:43 pm

Hi Jan and welcome to the forums :D , there is heaps of support and inspiration when things get tough, as they can at times.

Best of luck and looking forward to sharing your journey :D .
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SW: 175.0 kgs.
CW: 62 kgs-Hit goal 12 September 2009.
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Re: My Intro... Rediscovering the Real Me

Postby TheRealMe » Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:45 pm

Thank you for the welcome Shalimar,
Wow, what an inspiration you are... I see you are nearing your destination weight. What a wonderful achievement! I'm sure there have been lots of challenges along the way, but you have given me great hope that it is possible to lose all this weight I am carrying and get back to being a much healthier size. I was interested to read that you 'did your own thing' which is what I would like to do also. I'm taking a good look at how I cook, what I cook, portion sizes etc. Going to try add in some short walks to start off with too, and see how my feet handle it. I'm sure it will be easier once I get a few kilos off.
Jan
Image
http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/weo6kH3

Start Weight 139.2kg (30/8/09)
Start Measurements:
Bust 124cm Hips 155cm
Waist 113cm Thigh 139cm

Current Weight 134.8 (19/8/09)
Current Measurements:
Bust 118cm Hips 148cm
Waist 102cm Thighs 138 cm
TheRealMe
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:26 am

Re: My Intro... Rediscovering the Real Me

Postby Shalimar » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:27 pm

It may be hard to believe right now but it really does get easier, you get to a stage where you have come so far that you cant go back, it would be craziness to waste it all if that makes sence.

My first attempt at exercising was walking up and down my hallway at home with the stereo on as I was too embarrased to hit the streets, once I felt more comfortable I then started walking outside, after that there was no holding me back :lol: .

Again, best of luck, I cant wait to read more of your journey along the way :) .
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SW: 175.0 kgs.
CW: 62 kgs-Hit goal 12 September 2009.
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Re: My Intro... Rediscovering the Real Me

Postby miss_viva » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:47 pm

Best of luck with your weightloss Jan!

I know it probably seems like a lot to lose, but if you just focus on losing small amounts at a time, it will probably make the whole joourney seem less daunting!
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Re: My Intro... Rediscovering the Real Me

Postby TheRealMe » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:21 am

miss_viva wrote:Best of luck with your weightloss Jan!

I know it probably seems like a lot to lose, but if you just focus on losing small amounts at a time, it will probably make the whole joourney seem less daunting!


Hi Miss Viva,
Thank you. I know I can do it, if I can only keep focused. Being involved here will help I'm sure, as there are so many who have succeeded, and that gives me so much hope.
Jan
Image
http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/weo6kH3

Start Weight 139.2kg (30/8/09)
Start Measurements:
Bust 124cm Hips 155cm
Waist 113cm Thigh 139cm

Current Weight 134.8 (19/8/09)
Current Measurements:
Bust 118cm Hips 148cm
Waist 102cm Thighs 138 cm
TheRealMe
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:26 am


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