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Postby originalmel » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:38 pm

Hi all,

My name is Mel. I have 2 kids, one 4yo and one 11 week old and a wonderful DH.

I made the decision yesterday that I have to give up sugar and send it out of my life, as I am totally addicted to the stuff! I'm like a junkie, it's all I think about all day. I'm influencing my perfect little daughter and i don't want her to be overweight when she is older. My husband is overweight too, so what chance does she have?

While i was last pregnant, my cholesterol went from normal to 9!! It should be around 2.5 so that's terrible. It's now 7.5, and the doctor wants to give me six months to lose weight and lower it, or it's drugs!

So here I am, wanting some guidance and a lot of support to get through this.

I have done every diet under the sun, and i know excactly how many grams of fat, carbs, calories, kj's, and points are in everything, but it doesn't help. The cravings are terrible. I just want to eat like a normal person again. So I've done really well today, and I'm just going to keep going...

Look foward to talking to all of you over the next few months.

Thanks,
Mel
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Postby Ally » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:47 pm

Hi Mel and welcome to the forum. Your story is not that much different from most of us here and I guess it teaches us all one important thing...diets don't work!

I don't know much about reducing cholesterol, so if I make the wrong suggestions, please correct me. I would assume that a high intake of fruit and veg would be a good start, lean meats, legumes etc. and limiting cakes, bikkies, lollies, deep fried and takeaway foods. Have you tried that margarine on the market that is suppose to be good at helping lower cholesterol?? I hope some of this helps.

I wish you all the best on your weight loss journey and feel free to join in any where you would like to. Have a look at our challenges to help give you the extra motivation!!

Keep us updated with your progress!!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:17 am

Hi mel welcome and well done for making the decision to do something about your health! :) fresh is best!! toss all that packaged junk food out and focus on fresh meat and veg! i put on most of my weight after having my daughter because i was around the house all day with a newborn and would eat eat and eat! just watch what you do eat. maybe put a list on the fridge that you can write everything down that you eat. that way you are more aware of what you are putting into your mouth! best wishes we are here to support you :)
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Postby SarahC » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:58 am

Welcome Mel :D

Hey I found this article a while back and posted it on here... maybe there'll be something helpful in there for you?
http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2948

Kicking that sugar addiction sounds like a great start to your weightloss. It must be horrible :( Maybe try lots of fresh fruit as it has the sugar, but also some nutritional value as well - yum :)

Best wishes for your journey!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:10 pm

Hi Mel and welcome!

Eating healthier is not only a start to weight loss but also to better health, so congrats on your decision to improve on your wonderful self!
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Postby KimE » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:01 pm

Hello Mel and welcome to the forum.

Great to have you aboard and feel free to join in wherever you are comfortable.

All the best on your weightloss journey. :D
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Postby hushpuppy » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:30 pm

Welcome mel
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Postby tinker » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:34 pm

Hey Mel,
Making the decision to change your lifestyle is the first big step. YOU CAN DO IT! Care for a challenge? If you're ready, February challenge starts tomorrow - I'll be joining in for a bit of extra motivation.
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Postby CrimsonThunder » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:01 pm

WELCOME!

Hope you get to your goal. :)
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Postby originalmel » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:21 pm

wow everyone, thanks so much for all your replies. Everyone seems really friendly and welcoming here - it's fantastic.

I hope you all don't mind if i post lots, I think this forum could be my saviour. It's great to be able to get support and tell people who aren't judging you about your true feelings.

I'm feeling very confident. I really feel like I've finally clicked and made that decision to be healthy and slim.

Here's hoping my body cooperates!!

Thanks again, look foward to getting to know you all,
Mel
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:22 pm

definately know that clicking feeling mel :) join in when and where you like :) if you get annoying we will tell ya!... jk
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