I joined the forum a few weeks ago after reading some truly inspiration stories and motivational and positive comments. I need to make some lasting changes in my life to my eating and exercise habits - it is definitely time to make the change to permanent weight loss. OK, time for some home truth's...
My story so far... I've been here before, overweight and fed up with it and telling myself it's time for change. I'm in my early thirties and the first time I had this epiphany I was 19, weighed 92kgs and was unhappy. Back then, I started eating a healthy breaky of fruit, cereal, ham or cheese salad sandwich for lunch and meat and 3 veg for dinner (or what ever mum served up) and I went to the gym every day. I completely cut out junk food and soft drink. I got down to about 73kg and was only about 5kgs off my goal weight. I felt great. It took about 9 months (which I felt was a very long time!). My lifestyle then changed, I moved out of home, went to uni, ate whatever I wanted, drank and stopped going to the gym and needless to say the weight came back with interest. In the years to follow, at my heaviest I weighed in the order of 130kgs. I've tried just about everything from WW, jenny craig, TF, optifast, starvation, surgery, L&E, cabbage soup diet, liver cleaning, detox, diet pills, orange diet , just about any crazy fad diet around. The only thing that really worked for me was the first attempt I made when I was 19! Healthy sensible eating and regular exercise (ok, it probably helped too that I was a few years younger). But, I've decided in the past few weeks to go back to that option. I haven't managed to stick to it perfectly yet, but this week is my best week so far. I also am yet to incorporate the regular exercise completely due to some illness, but that will hopefully commence soon too.
So, I hope to use this as a bit of a diary of food and exercise and motivation and of course as the weight loss journey. That way, I can see (hopefully) where I started and the goals as I achieve them.
At the moment my weight is fluctuating a lot. I know I shouldn't get on the scales every 5 minutes but I can't help it. During the week, my weight can fluctuate by a number of kilos
At last weigh in I weighed 114 kgs
Measurements: waist: 107 cms, bust: 117cms, hips: 140 cms, thigh L: 80cm, thigh R 83cm (right thigh is 3 cm bigger???) I've been seeing these ad's on the tele about womens waist's should be no bigger than 80cms, well, each of my thighs are
very very bad, L arm, 42cm, R arm 44cm .... ok, that's the starting point
Ok, weigh in days will be Sunday....
Goals: 0.5kg - 1kg weight loss per week
First Goal: 8 week challenge: 108kg by 20/12/08
2nd goal: under 100kg by 14/2/09
3rd goal: under 89kg by 17/5/09 (to weigh less than my husband - BIG goal!!)
4th goal: 75kgs by 16/8/09 (close to my first attempt when 19)
target goal: 68 kgs by 21/10/09 - my birthday