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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby Shalimar » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:54 am

Well done Yellow, keep up the good work :D .
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby yellowroses » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:49 pm

Haven't been able to diet or exercise this week - I've been in hospital because of an inflammation of the hip. I didn't weigh myself either :p

I'm going to be starting again tomorrow with the shakes as the doctor has given it the go-ahead to have with my tablets.
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby Shalimar » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:12 am

Good luck Yellow, I hope you are feeling a lot better :D .
Take care, Sue.
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby yellowroses » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:55 pm

Just thought I should post a quick update...

My hip has been getting better slowly, but the only way to make it fully 100% better is to lose the weight. I haven't been able to walk far, which means that the gym is becoming neglected, but I'm going to start going very slowly to the gym (15 minute quick walk, should be about 30 mins if I go slow) and then go for a swim for a while every day - it's better that way because swimming will take pressure off of the hip and it's a good way to exercise.

I've been worried lately too that I had diabetes, but I did a glucose test today and it's at 6.7 - which according to the Diabetes experts is pretty much in the target range, but it can't hurt to get it down to about 5 or less.

I've been really slack the last few weeks and haven't been having the shakes, so I'm going to start, again, on the 12 week initial challenge. Today was day 1 (84 days in total). I've been having the shakes with milk though, because with water it's been getting to the point where I'm throwing it up - it tastes terrible! With milk though it just takes like a yummy milkshake :)

Today's official weight was 122.6kg - which is the lowest I've been at for a long time! My weekly weigh in is on Sundays though.

This weeks goal is to be 120kg on Sunday and to have a shake or a shake substitute (Soup or a diet frozen meal). I know that this is entirely possible because a few weeks ago when I started on the shakes (for like 3 days) I lost 2.5kg :)

Yay! Let's go! I'll keep ya'll updated.
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby Shalimar » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:43 pm

Hello stranger :D , you have done well while you have been away. I hope your health problems are sorted out very soon.
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:46 am

Congrats on the weight loss! Sorry to hear about your hip. It's always a bugger when you get an injury that will be cured by losing weight, but the injury itself makes it more difficult to exercise in order to lose that weight.

Hang in there. You're doing really well!
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby yellowroses » Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:16 am

Thanks guys :)

Didn't do shakes that much since Thursday, had a few, but not for every meal - but I'm about 122.2kg today (kept going between 122 - 122.2 :p so I'll go for the highest).

I'm gonna be starting the shakes full time tomorrow - I also bought protein bars to mix it up a little.

My goals this week are for my days to go something like this:

Breakfast: Shake, yoghurt, tea/coffee

Lunch: Protein bar and fruit/steamed veges

Dinner: Stir-fry with no oil and no meat or a low fat frozen meal.

I'm going to attempt to have shakes for every meal - but I'm sure I'll get bored and want to eat food that you have to chew :p

I really would like to be below 120kg by the end of this week, and I'm also going to start going to the gym to go swimming for about 30 mins every day.
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby yellowroses » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:52 pm

My hips are starting to feel a lot better, I don't know if it's because I've lost a little bit of weight, or that I'm becoming more and more active (slowly), or if they just needed time - but yeah - they're feeling nice and loose :) :p

Today has been pretty good :) I haven't had a shake yet but I've been eating sensibly - Protein bar for breakfast, a frozen meal for lunch, and for dinner I don't know what I'm having but I'm not feeling very hungry. I've been drinking too much coffee though - I'm hooked on those Nescafe flavoured coffees. They're like 90 calories a pop with milk... Oh well... :p I've given myself a maximum of 1200 calories a day, which I think should be fairly easy to stick with.

Feeling good today :) I really want to be 120kg or less by the end of this week, and I really think it could happen :D

Couldn't go swimming today - hubby was home sick and I had to look after him, can't go tomorrow because I'm working from 9 - 8. Thursday... definitely hopefully Thursday. :p
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby Shalimar » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:44 pm

Good luck with it yellow :D .
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby yellowroses » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:40 pm

Oh my gosh - I just looked at my joining date, and I've been on here for over a year!! And I've PUT ON WEIGHT!! :oops: :(

Oh well... at least I'm determined and actually doing something now - it's taken a while, and I think I'm finally in the right headspace to do this :)

Today was... ok...

I had a frozen meal for lunch, and then a small plate of 'nachos' (Toasted Souvlaki bread, with tomatos, onions, greek yoghurt and avocado) for dinner, but I also had a bowl of ice-cream.... not as big as I would have had it in the past, but still... I'm a little disappointed. I'll do better tomorrow though! Going to attempt to go to the gym tomorrow as well and go for a long awaited SWIM!! :D Yay! I bought my goggles the other day and I'm really looking forward to swimming again... although last time I kinda flopped around :P I'd forgotten how to swim... omg.. so bad for a Queenslander who grew up by the beach and was in the swimming team in school :p So I'm also going to attempt to re-improve my form!
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby yellowroses » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:32 pm

:cry:

Why can't I do this for more than a day?????

I sprained my ankle again yesterday. A week of hardcore cramming for an exam that now I can't get to. I planned on going back to the gym after exams, but I can't now. So I wasted a week on studying, only to have to repeat the subject in a year. I wasted the last two months because of my hip, and then only to sprain my ankle 4 days before I planned on going back to the gym. WTF??

I'm SO F*CKING SICK OF BEING A FAT SLOPPY PERSON!! I HATE IT! I HATE MYSELF! I'M SICK AND F*CKING TIRED OF THINGS ALWAYS GETTING IN THE WAY! I'M SICK OF NOT BEING ABLE TO MAINTAIN A PROPER DIET! I'M SICK OF NOONE IN THIS F*CKING HOUSE SUPPORTING ME!!!

Hubby today: "I'll pick you up some pork rolls while I'm out tomorrow for dinner." Like... do you realise that they contain like 700 trillion calories each?? DO YOU WANT ME TO DIE OF A HEART ATTACK AT 30???

I tried putting on a nicotine patch today - an hour later I started throwing up, got really dizzy, and had a really bad headache. I took it off and within 10 minutes I was fine. I want to quit smoking, but I can't chew the gum or have the lozenges because the nicotine goes directly into my bowel which doesn't like it and gives me cramps.

Why can't I do this? I'm attempting to do it for good reasons - I don't want to get diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and I don't want to die of heart disease or a heart attack before I'm a very very old woman. What the hell is holding me back? There's absolutely no reason why anything should be stopping, but I swear there's this voice in my head that tells me that I can't, that I shouldn't, that I'm not good enough.

I'm so tempted to revert back to my old eating disordered ways. Like today I overate at breakfast time - I spent an hour in the bathroom crying and looking at the toilet bowel, convincing myself to throw up, and then just as I start the process, I convince myself not to. Hubby has absolutely no idea about any of this, and to be honest, I don't think he cares that I'm overweight and how bad it is for my health. His theory is - you just DO it. Why is it just that easy for people? They just decide they're gonna do it, and then they do it. Whereas with me... well look at me! I've been on here for over a year, and I've put on 4kgs. GUH!?!

:(
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:08 pm

With the nicotine patch, it's possible that the dosage is too high. Try cutting the patch in half using scissors. Then use just half a patch and see how you go. My partner started doing this after some initial bad reactions to the patch. It's working much better for him now.

Sorry to hear that things aren't going well for you at the moment. I can't imagine how hard it must be when the people you live with sabotage your efforts all the time. But believe me I know what a constant irritation being injured is! The only advice I have is maybe to stick to hand-weights at the moment. They're easy to use while watching TV, help build muscle and they won't put pressure on your hip or ankle. Sure it's not as good as running or swimming, but at least it's something!

And don't fall into the trap of thinking that other people 'just do it'. We all have crappy habits that caused us to gain weight. And whenever our guard is down it's so easy to fall back into bad patterns (I should know - I regained about 3kg over the last couple of months). It's a hard struggle and anyone who thinks it isn't is either lucky or kidding themselves. The struggle's worth it in the end, though. That's what we have to convince ourselves of!

Don't compare yourself to the people who seem to lose weight easily. For every person who has achieved great success here I'd guarantee about ten sign up then disappear after a month. And some of us stick around but can't exactly be called poster-girls of weight loss. I've been here for well over a year and really haven't achieved that much weight-wise. But I've learned a lot and I know that by implementing a small series of changes I'll eventually get to my goal weight. Whether that's in a year or five years doesn't matter. What matters is getting there in the end and staying there.

Stick at it! You'll get there. And in your own time. Don't compare yourself to others. You want to be a first rate you, not a second rate someone else.

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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby wilmawalrus » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:07 pm

Yellow, you ARE good enough - you have to train yourself to know and believe it. I sincerely believe that sorting your head out is well over half the battle to losing weight. If you are positive and can see yourself doing it all - exercising, eating well and enjoying life, you will (I think that's what your hubby is kind of referring to).

Have you checked out The Gabriel Method or some other sort of affirmative CD or book? Some of these are very useful in turning your state of mind into a receptive one for getting healthy.

Hang in there - you WILL do it!!

Cheers, Lisa xx
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby yellowroses » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:16 am

Hi. I'm back.

I totally suck and I'm sorry for leaving that really depressing message :(

I spent a good part of the last two weeks stoned (yeah yeah I know) and gutsing away... chips, pizza, chinese... I didn't care that it made me have the runs and cramps all the time... I just couldn't be f*cked anymore. Smoked like a pack a day and didn't do my uni exams.

Finally I'm saying "F*ck you fat person in the mirror, you're gonna go away. Very very soon."

So I'm trying again... again. For the last 2 days I've been having a shake for breakfast, and a weight watchers meal for lunch, but then come dinner time I pig out a bit. I'm taking blackmores sugar balance so that I can try to curb cravings, and I think once I get the dinner time binge under control I should be well on my way to getting out of this rut.

I haven't been able to exercise - I have a bum knee now :s - but I did buy a bicycle so that I can get to the gym easier and I swear I will start next week.
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Final Goal: 68kgs.
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Re: Yellowroses' Thread

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:53 am

Welcome back! It's great to see you here again!

I think it's great that you're getting back into it again. Focus on the positives, that you've been eating very healthily for the last two days, rather than the negatives, which are all behind you anyway!

Are you eating too much at dinner because you're hungry or is it for other reasons? If it's because you're hungry there are a few tips you could try:
  • Plan a healthy snack for the afternoon. That way you won't be as hungry when dinner time comes.
  • Have a healthy three course meal. Start with a broth based soup (low in calories), have a salad, then your main meal. It'll fill you up and give you added nutrients.
  • The old trick of have a small bowl of food then waiting 20 minutes to see if you're still hungry (it takes 20 minutes for the chemicals to activate in the brain to tell you you're full).
I'm sure others here will have some good tips to help you as well. Just see which one fits the bill and see how you go!

Good luck!
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