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A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby Cat85 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:11 pm

Hey all, I'm Cat, I'm almost 25 and I have always carried weight since I was a toddler. I have tried numourous 'diet's' in the past and I have seen numorous dieticians. I have never been able to lose weight, but I was able to regain some fitness. I suffer from a chronic illness and I have just had my 10th operation two weeks ago. Three years ago my operations started, and after each operation I couldn't walk very fast or for very long. I was about 120kg. I sunk into depression when I was constantly ill and I just gave up on maintaining my weight, or even trying to lose it, after all, I always had problems with my weight. I let it get ontop of me. I take full responsibility in everything in my life, including my weight gain. I am not dwelling on it, and I am determined to get it right this time.
For my last operation, I was weighed. I knew I had put on weight, but to my shock, the scales told me that I was 170.7 kgs. I was angry and ashamed with myself. I came home from hospital and was determined to become a healthy again. I spoke to my cousin who had done Jenny Craig. He gave me advice as to what I should eat and when to eat ect. I started doing what he told me, I could hardly exercise in the first week but I did what I could.
So, after two weeks I have lost 4kg. I am still a bit stunned as to how much I had lost. My goal was to lose 6 kilo by christmas from two weeks ago.
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Re: A lot to lose, but so much to gain :)

Postby Cat85 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:44 pm

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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby Cat85 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:50 pm

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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby court » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:05 am

Nice work on the 4kgs! Thats a great amount to lose in such a small time frame :) I am on Jenny Craig it is a great program but if your cousin has advised you of what the plan entails I am sure you can go at it alone! Best of luck Ill be keeping my eyes on ya! :D
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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby Cat85 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:50 am

Hey Court, Thanks! I think my problem in the past has been my way of thinking. I would be overwhelmed with the amount of weight that i would have to lose and just think it was impossible. I changed how I think and now I'm thinking this way of eating actually needs to be for life. I have to say goodbye to all the junky stuff and welcome a variety of healthy stuff. Now I am going to eat healthy and try and burn more than I eat. I just got a gym membership at a female gym so that should be good.
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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby largemummy » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:47 am

:D good job on the weightloss of 4kg! thats a great start. and also good job joining a womens gym that shows that you have stopped thinking about weightloss and are actually commiting to weightloss and a happy and healthy lifestyle to last for years!
i work in a womens only gym (i am 126kgś and i am a fitness instructor) make sure you speak up and get alot of information from your instructors, i know in contours where i work eveyone is required to have or be studying certificate3 in fitness so we are full of valuable info as we are learning more and more each day to help all the women reach their goals!!! so great job on the start of your journey at the gym and the start of the new you forever, i will be keeping an eye out for you on here! :D
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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby Cat85 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:21 pm

Thankyou so much! I have been going to a gym just one day a week for the past year, but there has been a little bit of time where i have missed, but at one stage I was doing 20 mins on the cross trainer, and i could go on for much longer if my asthma didn't kick in. When I went back I struggled to do 3 minutes!! This gym I am going to focuses on fat burning and knowing that I have lost 4 kg without it so far, I am looking forward to seeing my progress when i actually do start, which should be next week. I did a trial session a few weeks ago and It was really good, hence why I joined up. I brought new scales that measures fat, water and weight and I am going to be recording that each week.
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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby largemummy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:59 am

my hubby bought a pair of scales like hat and he loves them, for some reason i couldnt get a reading for fat, muscle and water unless i was put in as athletic mode (i thought my weight my be why they didnt register me as a normal female) but they work great for him, i will try them gain when i get my weight down more!!!! good luck with the gym!!!!! :D
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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby Cat85 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:07 am

I'm not sure about anyone else, but my hair and skin has stopped getting so oily! Is that a coincidence or is it because I have no oil or next to no oil in my diet now? It feels like my body is detoxing. Something is going on for sure, I can't wear shoes or my feet smell and my menstral cycle is changing! I haven't had an appetite for two days now, I have still eaten my normal meals though, with a bit of trouble - weird for me...lol.
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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby Cat85 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:50 am

Checking in for the week. I had a pretty crappy week, trying to figure out what to do in social situations when I can't access healthy food...maybe I should just take it with me haha. So I had pizza last night, it wasn't greesy, It had no cheese on it but lots of carbs argh.. I am finding these hurdles with people... It seems to me that people don't want me to lose weight, one said that I would change if I did (personality)...it's so unfair to make judgements like that especially when it's my health on the line. My pants are starting to fall down off me, although it's really annoying, I'm starting to feel much better.
I started this week at 166.7kg and finished the week off with 165.3kg so i'm really happy with that.

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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby miss_viva » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:37 pm

Hi Cat and welcome to the forums :)

Congratulations on deciding to embark on a healthy eating/exercise program and for losing over 5kgs already, that's amazing!

Sometimes when you know that you'll be attending a social situation/party etc, it's a good idea to try and eat your regular healthy meal first so you're full, and then just have a little bit of food at the party. Don't try and restrict yourself too much, or you'll just end up on bingeing! Maybe see if they have any healthy foods you can have there, like vegetables and dips.

You shouldn't worry about what people think about you either. If you want to lose weight, then do it! Don't listen to those who say you can't or shouldn't - if they are that unsupportive of you, they probably aren't great friends in the first place. Like you said, your health is at risk, so you do what you have to do to rectify that! What would you rather have? A lousy friend who doesn't support you or your health? An easy choice to make I think!


All the best!
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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby northernpie » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:57 pm

Hi Cat...

So is that 5kgs in 3 weeks? That is AWESOME....good luck with it all - sounds like you have the right attitude....will be keen to read more about your success!

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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby Cat85 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:14 pm

Thanks guys, I took photos of myself today so that I can put up before, during and afters when it gets to it, and also to keep me motivated.
I have prepared myself most days by taking something with me from home, but sometimes I just get caught unaware. I have spoken to my friends and my sister about it all and they confessed to not wanting to be mean to me. I told them that all i want is honesty and i'm hoping that is what I will get from now on. Thanks for the support guys, muchly appreciated.
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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby Cat85 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:16 pm

Yep, that 5.4 kg in 3 weeks. I hope that is a healthy weight loss. It sounds good to me though!
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Re: A lot to loose, but so much to gain :)

Postby Carley » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:38 pm

You are right you have so much more to gain then to lose, like your life. I think you should make small goals, 165, 160, 155 etc...take it slowly, remember you did not gain the weight over night and will not lose it over night (wishful thinking right?) From every journey there is a lesson to be learned :) I'm here supporting you the whole way hun...good luck <3
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