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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby lmffph » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:27 pm

Any exercise is good exercise (or something like that!)

Plenty of room Vicky. Boat might be a bit squashed with all of us.... But not for long after the weight starts dropping off!! ;)

Another reasonable day. Had some cravings earlier this evening when I opened the cupboard and saw some chocolates left over from Xmas. Found that quite funny because I don't like chocolate. Cheese and bread is my big enemy!!

Closed the cupboards and the cravings eventually went away. Win for me!
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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby chelsclint » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:03 pm

Hi guys... im so with you on the gym front...the first time i walked in i was soooooo self conscious... I was sure everyone was staring at me sniggering but ive been lucky, i joined a gym near my daughters school so its easier when school returns and the people are just lovely, its a fenix gym but they actually have a small female section round the side and even in the main gym i was made to feel very comfortable with some of the big guys even offering to help me set up with the machines. I need to lose about 90kg so moving is a huge effort for me...
I commented to my trainer how suprised i was and he said... love... they are just impressed your trying, they dont care what size you are! It made me realise that realistically noone cares what im doing or what i look like in there except me!
Saying that however day 4 of aching this morning and knowing im heading back down there to cause more pain is not exactly thrilling me at the moment but all for a good cause!
I hope theres a little more room in that boat because after trying to talk to a friend about it all lastnight I realised they really dont get it, as supportive as she was trying to be... she really doesnt understand how hard it is to change a liftetime habit and wake up everymorning hating who youve become.
So I have just under two years to lose my weight andto be able to wear my dream dress to marry the man I love, wish me luck!
Goodluck girls xx
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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby Lisa2012 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:30 pm

Hi Chelsea, welcome to the boat. :)

Can't wait to see a picture of you in that dress. I too have a lot to lose so am with you all the way.

Have to admit though, today was such a beautiful day here in Wollongong that we went down to the beach and had fish and chips for lunch. I didn't have much but still had them. We then went for a walk so I hope that cancels out some of it :? .

Take care everyone, will be in touch.

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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby SugarandSpice » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:47 pm

chelsclint - I understand what you mean when you say other people don't really get it!!! I don't actually have any friends that are even what would be considered overweight, yet they go on and on about how fat they are, whilst I sit there thinking OMG - what must they really think of me??? Then of course there is the - you just need to get out and exercise more!!!

Anyway - THIS time I am not telling anyone I am trying to lose weight. The only person who is actually aware of it is one of my sons. Unfortunately my son is at the total opposite end of the weight spectrum and at 16 weighs about 46kg and is 170cm tall.... he actually wants to put on weight and so is exercising with me whilst taking protein shakes to try and bulk out a little... My other son and my daughter think we are both trying to get healthy. I know it is sort of important to tell other people and get their support, but have always found people to be condescending, which is why I am so glad I have you guys!!!

I went for a walk yesterday (for the first time in a VERY long time) my son and I decided to follow this path and see where it lead... guess what it went uphill!!!! agghhh.... but I made it and even though i was huffing and puffing and felt like I had been walking for hours my son reckons it was only 15 minutes.. (am sure he is wrong-lol).

Am about to go round him up for another walk!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby chelsclint » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:52 pm

Hi everyone...
How did we all go today?

Vicki... i Think its a great idea doing it with your son even if it is for different reasons... I have only told a handful of peple and i know what you mean... my own partner has turned around and is telling me he doesnt think ill last more than a few weeks... In fairness i have been on this merry go round several times but a little support anyway would be nice... sometimes its easier not to tell people to avoid potential embarrassment.
Enjoy the walk tonight

Goodluck everyone!
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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby lmffph » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:47 pm

today was a tough day for me.

We were to my partner's uncles house for a bit of a family reunion (been a while since they've seen each other), and we were going for lunch. First time we've eaten out since we started on our health kick. My partner is on the health kick as well as she [yes she] wants to lose about 10kg. I think she's pretty skinny (about 50kg lighter than me), but she's not happy with her size so I can only help her lose what she wants to lose.

anyway...... so we went out for lunch with the rellies and they served a BBQ which had only sausages.... EEK! ever checked out much many calories are in the average sausage, ewven grilled ones? It's TERRIBLE! Then they had all this bread. Followed by italian pastries. Plus wines and beers. ARGH!!!! They did have a few salads so I thought it was looking good for having a healthy(ish) lunch. Just before I was about to say "I'll have my salad without dressing", partner's aunt decided to chuck a whole heap of olive oil and balasamic vinegar over the salads. CRAP!!!!

So I ate one sausage (and tried to squeeze as much of the fat out of it as I could - what a saddo!), a pile of salad (which I took from the top of the bowl, and tried to let oil etc drip off), and two smalle slices of ciabatta. And that was it! No wine, no beer, no pastries, and only a black coffee.

It wasn't easy, but I feel much better for having done it.

Then when I got home I went straight to the gym and kicked my own ass for a hour!!

Yesterday evening i was hurting in places I didn't know I could hurt. Did you know there's a muscle just above your elbow?? I do because as I was trying to sleep last night it felt as if someone was pooking their fingers into the muscle and moving them around. Oucheee

hope you're all going well?

Anyone doing any diets in particular? Like shake ones, or weight watchers? or are we all just going it alone?

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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby SugarandSpice » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:55 am

Wow, you were good!!! I am lucky in the fact that we never go anywhere I suppose, lol. I did take the kids to get McDonalds the other day - but I didn't get anything, although as it is just tasteless crap - it is easy to resist!

I am actually taking duromine... have tried so many times to lose weight, with most recent time seeing a dietician, but it never seems to matter what I do, I just don't see any change on the scales. I am only hoping it will give me a little kick start. I am also changing my eating habits and exercising more.

I am a little confused as to what calories I should be eating per day. I have seen some people say they are on a strict 1200 calorie diet, I tried that yesterday and stayed well under, but I also remember reading somewhere at one point that you need to eat a certain amount of calories minimum depending on your size/lifestyle etc to allow your body to start burning calories? Can anyone help me with understanding this? I am worried that If 1200 calories is not enough it will hinder losing weight?

Thanks everyone!
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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby chelsclint » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:42 am

hello all!
I just wrote a really long post and it disappeared when i tried to submit it which was weird but hey!

Fi you crack me up... im just picturing watching you try to drain a sausage lol A BIG Congratulations to you though you did really well at the gathering you should be really proud of yourself!

Vicki I dont get the calories either, with weightwatchers they dont use calories its a point system and i bought the book when i last did weightwatchers so im using that at the moment because all the counting and calories and stuff really confuses me.

How did everyone else go yesterday, is it just me or are the weekends harder?

I did really well yesterday until dinner time, the girls went skating lastnight and by the time it finished at 9pm it was too late to go home and cook. i tried to find the less of two evils with take away and ended up settling for fish and chips... I opted to get grilled flake, a steamed dim sim and a very small portion of chips. For me that was really good i must admit i had food envy when i saw everyone elses plates lol
Fortunately for them my partner and my daughter dont have weight issues so I dont feel right making them follow my diet plan.

Does anyone know what takeaways are best when it cant be avoided? my problem is my daughter is extremely fussy and to make things worse im really allergic to onion and cant eat anything with onion in it which cuts it down alot.

Enjoy your weekend guys xx
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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby Lisa2012 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:37 pm

Hi Girls

I do think weekends are the hardest and as far as the right and wrong calories are concerned, it's a mystery to me.

Vicki, how are you finding the duromine? Do you think it's helpful?

I'm back to work tomorrow after the Christmas break and have 15 min for morning tea and then 30 minutes for lunch so I've decided to try diet shakes for breakfast and lunch and a yogurt for morning tea. I have a very busy and demanding job so I'm hoping that I won't have time to get hungry. After work at home is a problem for me as I'm tired and usually peckish so grab anything but if I have a diet jelly or fruit ready to go, I'm going to grab that. As for dinner, we eat pretty healthy most of the time, it's just portion control I have to look at.

Does everyone have a goal? I have some "when I lose weight" clothes, so I will be trying them on every month or so to hopefully keep me motivated.

Thanks.

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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby lmffph » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:11 pm

hello all!!!

Ok - calories. Your body burns calories just by existing. According to my little app thingy, Yesterday I needed 2017 calories a day simply to survive - that's calories to make my major organs function, move muscles to breathe, have my heart beat, keep my brain going, the whole lot. If I wanted to stay at my current weight I would need to eat 2843 calories a day. In order to lose weight I need to eat less than the calories it would take to stay at my current weight.

If I wanted to lose 64kg in 347 days I needed to lose (according to my app) 1432 calories from my diet i.e. 2843 calories - 1432 calories = 1423 calories that I could eat yesterday. I can make that calorie loss up by either eating less food, exercising, or a combination of both.

As I lose weight, the calories that I need to exist, and to maintain my weight change. Today my calorie maths looks like this:
2849 calories - 1416 calories = 1423 calories

By eating around 1200 calories a day I am already losing more calories which should mean that I lose weight more quickly. I'm also losing weight faster by exercising.

The biggest thing for me has been keeping a food diary and a close eye on exactly how many calories I've been putting in my body every day. I'm ASTOUNDED!!!

I think maybe the 1200 calorie minimum story comes from the advice about making sure that you get the right nutriets each day to keep your body functioning.

This was a pretty good explaination of the 1200 calorie rule - http://www.livestrong.com/article/54317 ... se-weight/

As far as I can make out, the only reason eating less than 1200 calories hinders the loss of weight is that very low calorie diets (particularly the shakes ones which I have tried MULTIPLE times) are not sustainable (its hard so people give up easily) and almost everyone will put weight on after returning to eating normally (because they haven't learned to control their calories intake whilst eating normal food).

weekends are definitely hard. Particularly because I do most of my socialising around food (meeting friends for brekkie, lunch or dinner). I decided, after advice in a book I read, to treat the menu as a list of ingredients the kitchen has. Instead of having buttered toast, poached eggs, smoked salmon, avocado and hollandaise sauce , and orange juice and a full fat milk latte with sugar (my usual brekkie at the place we went this morning) I asked for 1 piece of toast, two poached eggs, and smoked salmon with no butter and no hollandaise sauce, water to drink and a skinny latte with no sugar. I cleaned the plate and didn't notice the difference in taste between my usual latte and a skinny latte. Strange!

The worst bit was watching everyone else tuck into their usual breakfasts loaded with fetta cheese and avocado and sausages. Ugh (soooo good)


As for takeaways. I've not encountered this challenge yet. I guess I'd just look at the menu and try and pick grilled or oven baked things. Avoid cheese and anything deep fried. Quite a lot of the fast food places are doing healthy option snaks now which is useful. Remember... just because you ordered a meal it doesn't mean you need to eat everything that comes with it (always my mistake - particularly with fries).

Chelsie I think you did really well with you dinner choice last night - particularly in light of everyone else tucking into their usuals!!

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120kg -
115kg -
110kg -
105kg -
100kg -
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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby chelsclint » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:17 pm

Hi again...
Lisa- I think youll find it easier at work because you have so much else to deal with... I know when i was at work I had much more success with weight loss.

my goal is to look good in a wedding dress and not be scared of the photographer!
I love diet jelly its the best and if you follow the weightwatchers plan its no points so you can have asmuch as you like! well im off to cook dinner... corn, carrot, peas, cauli, broccoli and potato with loin lamb chops.... yummo!

Fiona- thanks for the support i appreciate it...
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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby SugarandSpice » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:43 pm

Hi all,

Thanks Fiona - I ended up searching for info and it came back and said I needed 2388cal each day but if I was to reduce to 1230 cal per day I would lose up to 1kg a week??

I don't each much to start with. I know most people will not believe that - my Dr certainly doesn't!! I eat way less than what my kids do - but I normally never eat breakfast or lunch and then get 3.30itis..lol. I think for me it is more what i eat and when i eat than how much - does that make sense?

I have stayed under 1250cal today easily, so should be ok to keep that up, just need to make sure I eat at least 3 times/day. Will read the article you posted after I finish here.

Lisa, it's hard to know if the duromine helps or not as I was not hungry before I started taking it ??? I am hoping it just gives my metabolism a little bit of a kick start?? I haven't had any side affects - so that's good!!

I do not have any particular goal... will have to think of one!! The only thing motivating me at the moment is that I am in the largest size clothes you can buy at general department stores and I need new clothes but refuse to go buy any till I have lost weight. That and the fact that my ex-husband looks good and I look like crap!! lol

I imagine weekends must be hard if you work all week, I care for my son, so am home pretty much 24/7 - but so far am resisting all temptations!!

Chels - you know what I was thinking after reading Fiona's suggestion about looking for healthier choices at take-away - the kids menu choices are normally better for you. I remember years ago doing weight watchers and a junior burger at McDonalds was the lowest in calories.

Take Care
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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby warnout » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:58 pm

Hi everyone,

Wow, been away from the computer for a few days and just having a read of everyone's post - you are all doing so well you should be very pleased; and hello to Chelsie and Vicki.

Chelsie - what a great goal you have and we are here to support each other and understand where you are coming from.

Fiona - have been using the My Net Diary on the iPod, very happy with the app. and it calculates everything for you - love it.

Have been trying to think of different foods to try so tonight a made a big bowl of tabouli and am planning to take a cup of it to work for lunch tomorrow with a small tin of tuna. In the past (and there have been a few attempts with some short term success!!) I have tended to eat the same thing every day for breakfast and lunch - making it a no brainer but also i'm sure one of the reasons for failure.

Have started walking and boy did my hips know it the first couple of days :shock: but things are settling down now; bit like those pokey fingers you had in your upper elbow Fiona :)

Wishing you all a great week ahead - "thinking thin"...
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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby warnout » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:04 pm

me again,

Vicki - just read your post and I know I had to make myself eat breakfast and I really think it helps to kick start the metabolism, and it becomes a habit more than anything.

(and this time I'll will sign off and not remain anon!!)

cheers Cindy
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Re: 2012 - It's Time!

Postby chelsclint » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:11 pm

Well tea went well but about 10pm I got REALLY hungry... im sure i think about being hungry more when im dieting. When im not on a diet i dont get hungry but as soon as i think to myself... girl you need to shed the kilos, all of a sudden im always hungry! Does anyone else find this an issue? lol

for my late night snack i just heated up some of the steamed vegies that were left over from dinner... I know its bad to eat so late but i think it would of been worse to not grab something healthy and then in an hour or so get up and grab one of the kids treats....

I didnt make it to the gym today because my partners car broke down so he had mine at work.. Im thinking the four loads of washing i hung out and bought in, the kitchen i cleaned and taking all the christmas decorations down kinda made up for it though!

Anyway, night all and good luck for the week ahead!
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