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Chief wrote:Hows it going everyone, I'm sitting here at 3:45AM cause i cant sleep. Mrs and bubby are fast asleep in our main bedroom, I've been up and vomited about an hour ago from a night on the piss and fast food. Tried a Full Pounder Meal from Mcdonald's for the first time tonight, 4 meat patties and 4 slices of cheese (think thats whats made me vomit).
Anyway I'm Male, 23y.o, 6ft tall and just over 100k's.
Not fat, just chubby but also very very unfit, heaps depressed with myself but i cant seem to stick to a healthy eating habit.
For about the last 8 years i have been around the 95 kilo mark, even when i was more active in high school i always had a bit of flubber due to my diet.
I just cant refuse eating bad foods no matter how many times i tell myself.
Anyway i have been out of work for the last few months waiting for a minor ankle operation.
Since being out of full time work i have got really slack and hardly doing anything active at all. I cant run or walk much due to ankle but i am able to use my stationary bike.
6 months ago i bought a home gym (cheap hyper extension station from k-mart). So i have that setup along with a stationary bike, a punching bag is set up and a nice little courtyard to do some skip rope.
I'm pretty sure that is all sufficient enough to keep a regular exercise routine.
As of two weeks ago i have started my 'enough is enough' attitude (again after many times before) and have started doing a basic exercise routine that i quite enjoy.
Been keeping my routines written down in a journal type set up along with the date and my weight after each work out.
I originally wanted to do the 40is min work out everyday but have been more or less doing it every second day and a few times have seen 3 days go by without doing it. I think mainly to eating too much the night/day before and lacking the motivation/energy.
Anyway I'm sure i will be able to sort out the exercise part eventually, its mainly my diet that i need to attend to. Plus the diet should help with the energy to work out more often anyway.
So basically I've signed up here for partly seeking more motivation as well as finding tips 'n information and being in a group with people who are in the same set of mind frame.
Geeze just scrolled up and seen how much I've typed, don't expect anyone to read it all, its kinda helped already just to type it all out.
I figured i don't wanna become skinny, i wanna just be at a healthy weight level and feel good about my self. I was healthy at 95 but still carted around unnecessary weight so I'm thinking a good weight to get too would be 85 and go from there.
so basically i'm 100kg, target is 85kg, to lose 15kg.
Sussy wrote:Hey Chief, welcome. You'll get heaps of support here, 100kg isn't that big for your height. My hubby is 6ft 1in and is 98kg and he's not fbig, could prob lose a few kg (as we all could) but he's fine. Also he always says at his best weight he was around 90kg, and he was hot, so don't lose too much.....don't want to get too scrawny, blah...heheh..Goodluck, you'll do great!!!
shelbel wrote:Hello Chief welcome to the forum.
Sounds to me like you have had a light bulb moment there! Good luck on you journey and i hope your feeling better this morning!
Ps you dont have to give up on things like maccas, just make smarter choices, like a lean beef burger and small chips.Oh thats sooo easy to say when you havent been drinking! LOL
sassi wrote:hi & welcome chief
if typing that out helped you to focus, you should consider a thread in the personal progress section - helps me to stay focussed & balanced (well, mostly!!).
milkyway wrote:Hi Chief and welcome aboard
I found after many false starts that it's better to make one small change per week than it is to make a drastic & massive overnight change such as saying "I will eat only healthy food and exercise every day from now on". You're bound to just set yourself up for failure, which is the ultimate de-motivator.
Start by making some small changes - it might be "this week I will switch to diet soft drink and drink more water". The following week it might be "No fast food take away this week and I'll exercise for 40 mins at least 3 times this week." (These are just examples off the top of my head - you'll be able to work out your own goals of course!)
By making small changes and changing habits slowly, and by getting the feeling of success when you achieve your goals, you'll stay motivated to keep going. Too often we're ready to throw in the towel at one stuff up. It's not easy and it takes time, but one small step at a time and you'll get there.
All the best!
sami-j wrote:Hi There!
You sound as though you are in the same boat as my husband. Same height & similar weight. He too has been suffering from an ankle injury & heel spurs which makes running very difficult. Though he rides with a group every Sunday morning & does about 100km.
He loves food & this is where the problem is. His favorite foods are KFC & Icecream.
He has realized that enough is enough too & for the past 3 weeks we have both made a conscious effort to change our ways. (I crave lollies & chocolate. After speaking with a close friend of ours who does nutrition talks around the globe, we were advised to try & steer clear of packaged processed foods including 'diet' foods, which was a bit new to us, because in the past when we were dieting, we filled the fridge & cupboards with diet foods. So we headed to the supermarket & bought a trolley full of raw foods & ingredients to make our own food. We have made our own : muesli bars, vegie burgers, banana bread, brown fried rice, salmon patties, soups, smoothies etc etc.
And amazingly we have both lost 3.5 kilos in the past 2 weeks. It doesn't feel like a diet & we are never left feeling hungry after a meal. We just fill up on good whole foods & feel so healthy because of it!
I have even made some organic choc coated macadamias & sultanas for when I have those sweet cravings. (just for a treat).
My husband is planning to do a 1/2 Iron man next year & would like to get down to 85kgs to do it! (he is 93 now!)
I am 67 kilos & would like to be 58kilos. (I lost 12 kilos last year, but put a few back on through eating the wrong foods)
We see this as a complete lifestyle change, not a diet. And we are looking forward to a healthy future!
All the best with your journey,
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