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Postby Lexi213 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:29 am

So the time has come to really dedicate myself to a decent change. I'm 164cm tall and about 89kg. Which is about 19 or so kg to lose. Being diabetic makes things harder too. Watching the diet but still having enough sugar to keep myself functioning. I just recently got a new cross trainer, so it is great having exercise choices now. Already have an exercise bike, so now I have choices. Which means I can't get bored doing only one. I started eating better last week, with having more fruit as snacks rather than chips which I am addicted to. This week I have actually had time cooking tea, and started having vegetables with my meal. So the food changes are improving. And the exercises ones will be next. This site is great to check into. Good to hear all the motivated people. Good luck to all losing weight or trying to. Hope I can do as well as you all!!!!
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Re: Time to get it together!

Postby Freddy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:30 am

Good to see you back :) Thought you dropped out after the first few posts ;)

How did the first days go? I found that apples fill your stomach a lot better (and longer) than chips do :D
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Postby Lexi213 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:16 am

I was working flat out, and couldn't get online!!! Couldn't abandon this though. No way. Lol. I haven't quit chips, but I have cut back so that is a start. I have taken to eating watermelon at lunch. Cause I feel like sugar after I eat sandwiches, and watermelon is a good substitute. I like the sound of the apple idea. I will have to try that one!!! I've used the trainer and about to jump on it again. I think my weight is going down, well, I hope. I read what you wrote about the scales thing? I have mine sitting next to the kitchen door as a reminder. It is a great motivator. I am an emotional eater also, and saturday nights are my bad day. Last week wasn't too bad, I had pork rashers with veg. Considering how little I have had veg prior to them, that was better than normal. It's just so hard to not reach for bad food!!! It's easier to prepare and grab!
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Postby Freddy » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:22 am

Good to hear you started off alright. First kg gone, good to see :)

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Postby Lexi213 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:02 am

I'm just hoping it's an actual kg, and not faking!!! I've got a friend, who's a pain in the butt cause every time I chat to her about it, she's like you should give up everything!!! I was like, I don't want to give up everything right now otherwise I won't stick with it. Like I can do perfect for a week, and then I give it up. Repeat preformance!!! :x So I like this way, changing most not all. And finding substitues for the bad foods. I want to know how you are doing?!
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Re: Time to get it together!

Postby Freddy » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:45 am

I've had a very bad week as well. I'm a bit like you, I give it all my effort for a week, two weeks if I'm REALLY motivated, but then it sinks back to the background and I fall back into my old patterns. Due to this lack of motivation I've had a large 'can' of Ben & Jerry's, about one whole bag of chips and yesterday at work I just ate to many sandwiches because they're so tasty :(

I don't talk to my friends about my weight problem, not to my parents in law, not to my wife. I just mention it here on the forums, since you are all more of a help than anyone I just mentioned here.
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Postby Lexi213 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:18 pm

So how long have you been doing this for? Is it week two? I have been doing it for 2 I think. Maybe 3. My will power has almost totally vanished. So I have been persuading myself to get on the scales before going into the kitchen. Which kinda helps. I wish there was magic words that I could say to give me the willpower. I've got the night off work tonight, so I am planning on spending a lot of time on the exercise machines. I need to get more physical, so IF I have a small slip the exercise will help. I'm eating well mostly, but there is no snack that is as good or convenient as chips.

Sorry to hear about how much support you don't have. That must make it hard also. My mum just started dieting recently, so she is being quite supportive and my partner is trying to lose some weight himself. So I have 2 walking consciences trying to keep me good. :D But I agree. Everyone here understands and gets how hard it can be. Motivation plus!!!
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Postby Freddy » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:45 pm

Mine is week 3.

It's really hard, I agree with that. Everytime I see a bag of chips I have the urge to take one. But we both know, that when you take one, there won't be any left... However I will be able to exercise everyday, by going to work by bike or go back home by bike. This makes 25km each day, giving me better health, as well as improve my weightloss. I've noticed my weight dropping by .2kg every day I ride to work and back. If that makes .1kg each day I use the bike, I will lose 1kg in 2 weeks.
What helps me in my battle is money, since I'm saving money by going to work by bike. Besides that, I eat less, so in a longer term, me and my wife has saved some extra money for other purposes.
Besides, when I lose enough weight I am buying myself something that I can use, and makes me look better. At this moment it's about cycling gear, especially since winter is coming. But on a longer term, I can buy regular clothes. Clothes that fit and make me look good. Clothes in which I can show how much I've lost, and how much I've gained (self esteem et cetera).
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Re: Time to get it together!

Postby Lexi213 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:00 am

The desire for the end result is a good one and I like that. I just find it hard to see a result quickly. I want to see small results at least so I can see a reason to stick with it. It is hard to stay with a goal, considering eating a lot of foods I enjoy, I have managed to maintain my weight for months at 89. No it isn't ideal, but it is maintained. And I eated anything!!! It's just stupid how much effort it requires to lose weight!!!

I'm having a BIG Moment of weakness!!! It is such a struggle to stay firm!!! I'm bout to exercise for a bit... But all I really feel like doing is eating!!! The weekend for me has just begun and all I have on my hands is time!!! How not to eat everything in sight!!! Chips, lollies!! Cook up some sugar and eat it!!! I love food sooooo much and this is damn hard. I want the results and none of the effort for it!!! Today sucks!!!!! :x Tomo will be better.....
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Re: Time to get it together!

Postby Freddy » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:03 am

Eat apples and drink water with lemon juice in it. The lemon juice tends to shrink the stomach so that you feel less hungry, same goes for the apples and they're sure as heck healthier than what you actually want to eat.

I must say, I had to work today, and I gave in to a bag of chips I found in the office kitchen. I ate the entire bag and thought it tasted so good... For about 2 minutes. Then I started feeling bad. Think about it, do you want something to enjoy for about 5 minutes, or do you want something to enjoy for a lifetime? I know what I want, and sure feel bad about my misbehaviour....
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Postby Lexi213 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:14 am

So, just out of curiosity, are almonds okay to snack on? I know they would have to be better than chips, and I could use the iron from them, but are they healthy? And how bad are rice snacks? The ones similar to pretzels? I think they are called rice snacks. Are they okay to eat as well? Or are both of those as bad as chips? I just want to find healthier snacks than chips. I like food you can nibble on. Like not eat as a whole. Makes it feel like it lasts longer. I'm trying the lemon water thing. I think it's helping my cold as well, THANKFULLY!!! :D How are you doing? Other than the chip thing. I kinda don't feel bad for eating bad stuff, but I try to punish myself for it. Like make myself exercise to compensate or make sure I have raw veg snacks, kinda balance the playing field I'd like to think. Its hard finding filling food! Like I love carrot sticks, but they don't fill me up so I dont feel hungry later. It's annoying. I wish they could switch it and make chips and choc the food you need to diet!!! Lol.... What a wonderful world that would be. :roll:
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Re: Time to get it together!

Postby Freddy » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:42 am

I'm alright, still hate myself for the chips though...

Ah well, I try to get more physical exercise, but it takes a load of time to get used to the cycling...

Rice snacks are alright, about the almonds I'm not sure...
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Re: Time to get it together!

Postby Rosie Peters » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:49 pm

I think almonds are full of calcium of all things, as well as good fat and protein.

I never ever thought I could go a day without chips. They are deadly. I did something really drastic - I gave up alcohol totally and with that the chip craving just disappeared :shock: You might not believe it and I never thought I would, but I have not craved chips since I stopped drinking.

Also, afternoons not spent on verandah or at pub swilling drinkies I spend walking dogs who appreciate my time.

Just felt compelled to check almonds calcium link in calorie king book. 30gm almonds 70mg calcium. :D
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