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Tam's journey

Postby big_love » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:57 am

So I decided it was probably time to begin a "diary" of my personal progress seeing i have reached a few (small) milestones so far.

I started this journey at a disgusting 140kg...i never exercised, i ate takeaway a couple times a week, chocolate, cake and biscuts every day, hardly any water...and SOFTDRINK!! Nearly 3 litres a day sometimes. My New Years resolution was originally to quit smoking, which I have, since the 10th January. I used quitting as an excuse to eat like an animal, blaming it on the quitting. Finally, when I saw my reflection in Mcdonals about a week or so later, a night i thought i looked kick ass, i was shocked. I didn't even recognise the person looking back at me.

I know im thin and beautiful under all this, but I've always been one of those girls thats "friends" with guys, the funny girl, and always making fun of my looks and my weight. I know its to mask my pain that I was that person. But I don't want to be "her" anymore.

I've challenged myself to be down to 100kg by the end of the year. It will be tough, but I think it is reasonable and doable. I've joined this forum as it seems so inspiring and encouraging, and I really need that in my life at the moment.

So far, I have dropped 4.3 kilos since new year. I exercised for an hour yesterday, instead of my 30min workout. I have been drinking 3 litres of WATER, no softdrink, just a small fruit juice with breakfast. I've cut out sweets, substituting fruit, and weight watcher snacks.

This is my year...Im going to eat to live, not live to eat!

Tamxx
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Postby Tarz » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:18 am

Hi, It sounds like your off to a great start and you know exactly what you need to do. I'm also quitting smoking (only had four this month :P ) so i know how that can make it difficult. Good luck with your weight loss, if your enthusiasm stays like this you will be that thin woman before the end of the year.
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Postby sassi » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:53 am

i agree with tarz - you're off to a great start :D

congrats on giving up smoking :)

good luck :)
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Postby lng86 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:09 am

Welcome to the forum!

I know exactly what you are going through...

But trust me - just making to decision to change your life is the hardest part. Well done!

If you need anything, just ask.

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Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:36 am

You're doing absolutely brilliantly Tam! You've made huge changes to your lifestyle and obviously that's already paying off. Well done!

And good on you for quitting smoking. I quit about seven years ago and it was hard but it is soooo worth doing. I never, ever feel like a ciggie any more (no matter how drunk I get!) So stick to it. Every week you go without one makes it so much easier never to have one again.
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Weigh in

Postby big_love » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:17 am

So Today is the day for my second weigh in since beginning this weight loss journey. I realise I haven't posted my first weigh in, so thought I would add it in first

week 1
SW: 140
CW: 137.9
loss=2.1kg

week 2
SW: 137.9
CW: 135.7
loss= 2.2kg

loss to date=4.3kg

Feeling pretty good about it so far. first mini goal is just in reach...135.0kg BRING IT ON!!!
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Postby matchbox » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:40 pm

woooo go tam!! thats fantasitc :D keep up the awesome wirk and you'll be at that goal in no time :wink:
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Postby milkyway » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:36 pm

You're going great guns, Tam :) Keep it up hon - that first mini goal is soooooooo close :)
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
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Postby big_love » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:38 am

I weighed in this morning (naughty I know) but I did really great yesterday, actually went out joggin, up a steep hill, at about 9 oclock last night. Went for 20 mins plus watp in the morning. And........134.750kg!!!!

I have reached my first mini goal...eyebrow wax achieved

next mini goal - 130kg
reward- haircut
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Postby Tummygirl » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:24 am

Thats Excellent :lol: Great Work Tam :lol:
Cassie xox

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Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:26 am

Brilliant stuff, Tam. That's absolutely great! I hope you enjoy your eyebrow waxing (well, not enjoy the waxing itself. No-one enjoys that. But you know what I mean!) :D
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Postby GoddessInside » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:21 pm

Yaaaaaaaaaay I found your thread !!!

I've been secretly hanging out to find it :D You are doing so well Tam ! This year is the year for you, great things are in store :D
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Postby JP1 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:02 pm

hey Tam... really well done... you seem to have bit the bullet and decided to go for it! 35 kilos from here till year end is more than 'doable'... but a realistic target to aim for... best of luck :)
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
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Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
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Postby big_love » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:30 am

So Im feeling a little down today...I think things are starting to catch up with me a bit. My shoulder and my knee is aching, I've had like gastro for the past 2 days...I want to give up, but i won't!!

I was actually thinking this morning while I was doing WATP, if your car takes unleaded fuel, you wouldn't put diesel in the tank because it wouldn't go. If you don't run your car the battery goes flat. If you don't get it serviced, it won't run as well...so why for years have I been putting junk in my "tank", not moving my body, and avoiding the doctors like its the plague?...It seems so simple, that if you took the time, effort and money, to look after something as insignificant as a car, which won't last you a lifetime, you would put that sort of effort and time into your own body, which HAS to last you a lifetime...

im not meaning to ramble...but these thoughts are just bouncing around in my head and I need to get them out...
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Postby JP1 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:25 am

exactly right! DON'T give up... you've come too far already... the hardest part of a long journey is the starting of it... best of luck :)
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