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Postby Lush Gal » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:56 pm

Well, after around 3 years of yo-yoing, and now at my heaviest weight to date, I am making a commitment to change my life.

I'm going to exercise, eat better (not diet!) and hopefully watch the kilos fade away.

I have taken up walking 4 days per week with a friend. We do 35-60 minutes depending on the route. The short walks are very intense hilly ones that really get the heart rate up, whereas the longer ones see the muscles getting a nice work out. I am still a gym member and am going to make the effort to go at least one day per week (aiming for 2 to 3).

I have been choosing better food 80% of the time (wholegrain toast no butter, turkey salad rolls, museli, lots of water, salads, vegies and a bit of fruit). I still intend to eat out and treat myself the other 20% of the time (with wine, the occassional biscuit, a bit of take away or a nice meal out).

I have come to the conclusion that diets do not work for me .... I've tried it all and always yo-yo. I need a way of life that is sustainable. I am hoping to be at goal before Christmas, I hope that is realistic!

Thanks for reading ....
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Re: Lush Gal's Progress ....

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:07 pm

Hi Lush Gal! Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have a great plan there. You should be seeing results very soon with all the healthy changes you've made!

I look forward to reading about your progress.

cheers,
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Postby B'sgirl » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:29 pm

Hi Lush Gal!

Welcome & good luck with your plan. It sounds like you have a very sensible approach towards your weight loss goals. :D

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Re: Lush Gal's Progress ....

Postby Lush Gal » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:30 pm

Thanks for the support guys! It means a lot!

I am currently 77.5kg (and only 154cm!!) and am hoping to get down to somehwhere under 60kg. I have been 48-50kg before and it's a very hard weight for me to maintain, whereas 57ish was easy to hold onto and I felt great (not deprived or obsessed!).
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Re: Lush Gal's Progress ....

Postby Tarz » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:42 pm

Hi Lush Gal,

You have a great plan set up for yourself. It is best to look at it as a way of life instead of a diet because if you go on a diet lose all the weight then go back to the way you were living before you will put it back on. Good luck and i hope you do reach goal by christmas (i'm sure you will :wink: )

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Re: Lush Gal's Progress ....

Postby Lush Gal » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:43 am

Well, yesterday I reaaaaaaaaallly wanted a hamburger and chips for lunch as I was in the office solo ... instead I had a Turkey salad roll with avocado and seeded mustard on wholemeal no butter. And instead of a heap of biccies for afternoon tea, I had a cup of chicken and vegie soup and ONE biscuit.

Feeling really good about it. :)
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Postby Moonie » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:02 pm

Gooooooooo willpower! Good on u, it can b sooooo hard 2 resist temptation!
ur off 2 a great start!

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Re: Lush Gal's Progress ....

Postby Lush Gal » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:19 pm

I must say I was really proud of myself! And today I had a bowl of museli for breakie, and was craving morning tea, but have resisted and just had a tea w/ skim. Will hold out for lunch!
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Re: Lush Gal's Progress ....

Postby Strawberry » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:53 pm

I like your approach lush gal. :D

It's the same approach I'm taking, this time around.

cheers,
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Postby Lush Gal » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:10 am

Ok, so I officially weighed in last Friday week (27th June 08) at 77.5kg. My friend and I resolved to get serious about our goals - no more junk food / excessive booze and to walk most days.

Well I weighed in Friday 4th July ...... 76.4kg! That's 1.1kg lost!!! :D

Feeling good and after a slightly indulgent weekend, am back to it this morning!
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Postby Tarz » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:12 am

Well done thats fantastic! Great loss.
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Postby sassi » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:06 pm

congrats lush gal, that's a great loss :)
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Postby EvilWombatQueen » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:34 pm

Brilliant work, LG. 1.1kg is a great loss. Keep up the good work and you'll be at goal before you know it! :D
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Re: Lush Gal's Progress ....

Postby Lush Gal » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:56 am

Thanks for all the support guys!

Well yesterday, at work we ended up eating out for lunch and dinner ....

Instead of a snitzel etc, I had a steak,. salad and mash weith sauce on the side for lunch, and a yummy vegie risotto for dinner .... I also left some food on plate once I was full! Totally new concept to me!!!!

Am feeling very positive ...

Oh, also there was a great article on the Sydney Morning Herald online yesterday about overeating .... http://blogs.smh.com.au/lifestyle/chewo ... g_and.html

One of the commenters on the blog mentioned hypnotherapy as a big help for them with their compulsive eating and weightloss. I think I might even make some enquiries regarding this as a part of my journey to goal ....
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Re: Lush Gal's Progress ....

Postby sassi » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:06 am

they're the choices that make all the difference - leaving food once you're full & choosing healthier options. sounds like you're going really well! :)

that article was interesting, thank you for sharing it :)
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