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Postby slimsoon » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:37 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm Sam and I've decided that it's time to stop feeling crappy about being overweight and do something about it. The annoying thing is that I've lost, and regained, and lost, and regained over and over again - I'm sure some of you can identify!

I'm a size 16 and currently weigh 83kgs. I'm very fit and active, but I EAT TOO MUCH! especially late at night when the dreaded munchies set in! javascript:emoticon(':?') Then I alternate between savoury and sweet foods until I am so stuffed that I feel gross and only then do I stop.

Last year I signed up to the Sureslim program with my Mum (very expensive!!). We both lost heaps of weight in a short amount of time, but the program is so restrictive that as soon as you come off it, even a little bit, all the weight comes back, with a bit of interest! :(

I've recently read the lazy girl's guide to losing weight and getting fit by AJ Rochester and it has totally inspired me to stop 'going on a diet' and then 'going off the diet'. I'm going to just make better choices, not for a month or a year but forever. I'm not going to try to lose weight fast, as long as it's going down I'm happy! As of today I'm starting a food diary to keep myself honest and find out exactly how much fat/kilojoules etc I'm eating.

I know that with determination and support, I can uncover my slim self for good!:D

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:36 pm

Hi sam

welcome to the group :) firstly your ticker looks awesome!!! i am sure you will find lots of inspiring people here to motivate you to reach your goal. :) you can do anything you set your mind to, and it sounds like you are off to a great start by realising that you need a lifestyle change to make you happier and healthier. keep us updated in the progress section :)

take care and best wishes
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Postby Ally » Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:27 pm

Hi Sam and welcome to the forum, you will find lots of support and encouragement here!! I too have the same book, and I find there are lots of good advice....especially the not being on a diet. Best of luck with your weight loss!! See you around the forum!!
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Postby Chrissy » Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:32 pm

Hi Sam

Welcome - we all know the pain of losing and gaining and giving up and starting again.

Good luck and keep focused - you can do it!!!

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Postby KimE » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:03 pm

Hello Sam and welcome to the forum.

Sounds like you have an excellent plan in place and the road begins here to a healthier you!

Feel free to jump into any challenges or diaries you are comfortable with.

All the best on your weight loss journey. :D
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Preferred Weight - Under 60 kgs
Current Weight - 64.8 kgs
Start Weight - 85 kgs
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Postby Hayley » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:09 pm

Welcome to our fabulous online support group Sam!

It's so good to have another new member. I'm impressed by your attitude and know that with your determination and the support from people on here, you'll achieve your goal and keep it off forever.

Best wishes.
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Postby tanya » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:24 pm

hi sam. i am also new to the forum.
i have the same problem as you. i always stuff myself at night. i try so hard but usually i end up giving in! :oops:
good luck with your weightloss.

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Postby slimmindown » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:59 pm

Sounds like you have made a great choice Sam.
"Dieting" didnt work for me either. Healthy eating and exercise is much easier to maintain over the long run. Once the willpower fades away you will have set yourself up with some healthy new habits that will be easy to maintain for the rest of your life. Well done ... 8)
[no excuses, I can do it!
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Postby Dolly » Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:22 am

Hi Slimsoon, welcome to the forum.
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Postby Fairie » Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:47 pm

Hi Slimsoon, welcome to the forum.

I too did SureSlim and loved it but when my clinic closed and had a few family probs I have not been able to get back on plan. :(

I lost almost 30kg but I know I have put a lot back on and if I could afford it I would rejoin.

I wish you all the best on your weightloss journey. :)

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Postby Mandie » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:15 pm

Welcome aboard Sam!

Best of luck on your lifestyle change :D
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:02 am

Hi Sam and welcome to the forum! Making a lifestyle change is definitely the way to go. Otherwise you just go back to the same eating/exercise habits of before the 'diet' and hey presto, it all comes back!

Here's to a new you!

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