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Postby Biddi » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:06 pm

Hello,

Thought I should begin by telling you all a little about myself.
I'm a 27 year old mum of one. Part-time student and part-time retail manager.
I've been overweight for most of my life and have successfully lost alot of weight twice...only to put it all back on again!
I really feel like I need to get on top of my weight problem as my health is suffering.
I have been on a health kick for the last 4 weeks...eating well and excersizing 6 times a week, but have only lost 1kg over this time.
I'm feeling really dis-heartened. I'm glad I've found this forum and look forward to getting to know you all.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:09 pm

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hey biddi welcome to the group. you will find other mums here too :) i am a mother of a 16 month old little girl. feel free to join in when and where you feel comfortable. a couple of things could be contributing to not having a bigger loss than you wouldve liked. your portions might be too big, too much salt in your diet, fluid retention, periods etc. dont feel down about it, at least you arent gaining. mix a couple of things up in your food intake and your exercise routine.
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Postby milkyway » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:12 pm

Hi Biddi and welcome aboard.

There could be any number of reasons why you're weight hasn't moved much. Not long after I joined I got an account at http://www.calorieking.com.au and was shocked at how small a portion actually is! I'd been eating 4 to 5 times the recommended portion size of rice everyday, thinking I had a very healthy diet :oops: And I exercise a lot!

Then I got a set of kitchen scales and started weighing things to get a better idea of what I'm supposed to eat.

So post your food diary here and we can see if we can help.
How much weight do you want to lose?
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Postby Chelle » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:26 pm

Welcome to the forum. Sound like that your on track. wel done good luck with your weight loss journey
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Postby dancer » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:31 pm

Welcome and well done for sticking it out for the 4 weeks even though you've only lost the one kilo.

You know it depends on how much you have to lose. If you aren't very overweight it may only come off very slowly like this. But better you are for sticking with the health kick anyway.

Best of Luck.
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Postby Biddi » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:22 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome and words of encouragement.
Now that my 20 month old daughter has gone off to the land of nod, I've had some time to 'look around'.

There are so many inspriational stories being told, but at the same time I feel like I need to 'work' a lot harder to get to me goals.

I'm 172cm tall and weigh 87kg. My goal weight is 65kg. So I have alot to lose.

I feel like I really need some help. Check out my ramble http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5483
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Postby KimE » Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:10 am

Hello Biddi and welcome to the forum.

I agree with the above you may need to take a closer look at how much you are eating. The flip side is you may not be eating enough....I know, I know we just can't win! Writing a food diary can be really helpful.

If you are exercising 6 times per week and some or all of that gets your heart rate up then you should certainly be doing enough to aid weight loss and get you healthier and fitter.

Overall it sounds like you are on the right track. Now all you need is the determination not to give up no matter how quickly or slowly the weight comes off. Also losing weight slowly does not have to be an issue, remember the longer it takes the more ingrained those healthy habits will become.

All the best and let us know how you go. :D
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Postby Alrischa » Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:35 am

Sounds like my story :? especially the slowish weight loss. I always have that trouble! Or sometimes I'll lose a few kilos and then stall for no reason. Frustrating!

I've also lost weight twice and then put it back on. I know what you mean about accountability; I always did better when someone was checking up on me, so that's what I'm doing here, too.

I quite like CalorieKing.com.au. They have a food diary there that you can fill in from their database or add your own stuff. Does all the math for you :) I'm going to start the "university" course (lol) today, since it's all free.

It seems like there are a million sites offering help and advice with weight loss, but so far I have found this one really good. I'm not losing weight yet (until our first bub is born in May) but I've been lurking and reading... everyone in the forum seems so friendly and supportive. Hope you feel welcome here and that the support helps you in your efforts, too!

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:44 am

lol maybe bubs will come early on my birthday -23rd april :P but with your first baby you might be overdue like i was!! i had to be induced at 42 weeks. heidi came at 42weeks 2 days.

what hospital are u having the baby at?
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Postby Alrischa » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:56 am

I'd be perfectly happy to have the baby on your birthday... or any date between now and Mothers' Day. The baby is due on May 9, but my hubby says if I don't have it before Mothers' Day (May 13) I'm not a mother, and don't get a present! :roll:

Of course, you can hardly look more mother-like when you're over 8 months pregnant, but he just says it to stir me.

I'm planning to have it in the Ballarat Base hospital (which is where I usually work).

I'm a bit older than you, Biddi, for a first-time mum. I've just turned 31. :shock:

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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:23 pm

Hi Biddi and welcome!
I agree with the suggestion to try a food diary and maybe an exercise diary too! Good luck with it and I will see you in the forum!
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