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Alexandra's Update

Postby Alexandra » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:16 am

First Post...

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 :oops: :roll:

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 :oops: :cry: :shock: 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
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HW: 127 kg
CW: 93.7 kg
GW: 68 kg
LW: 73 kg
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby meegs » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:03 pm

Good luck Alexandra,
You sound like you have a sensible head on your shoulders.

Let me tell you I know the feeling about trying to get under your partners weight, mine seems to lose weight just by thinking about it and not doing anything, blink and the scales have gone down.

I look forward to reading your progress.
Meegs :D
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby Alexandra » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:41 am

Thanks Meegs, and I yours!

yes, everytime I try to get my weight under control the weight just drops off him (without him even trying). This time, he has told me he is going to make an effort to throw down a few more jam and cream donuts at work so he doesn't drop any more :roll:
...my hubby is very supportive tho'.
hope you are having a good week!
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby Alexandra » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:33 am

Having a great week! Managing to walk each day for 45 minutes.
Food diary: cereal for breaky with fruit, salad for lunch, protein with vegies or salad for dinner (protein = grilled chicken, meat etc but could also include or substitute calories for tuna, cheese with my salad, or avo or egg etc). Snacks: fruit and low fat yoghurt. Have also reduced portions sizes. Beverages: coffee and drinking heaps of water.
Am feeling really confident for weigh-in on Sunday (confessional: may have already peeked on the scales :wink: )
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby Alexandra » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:04 am

Weigh in day and success! Very happy girl today. Currently weighed in at: 111.5kgs
start date 10 Oct 08
weight loss to date: 3 kgs (one month approx)
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HW: 127 kg
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby tania2573 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:06 am

Well done.Keep at it you will get to goal. :)
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby Alexandra » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:55 am

Not a great week so far, but not a terrible one either. Had a really really hungry day yesterday where all I wanted to do was eat. Managed to eat a lot of good stuff, fruit and salad etc, but when I was at my parents, I did go past the biscuit jar and eat 4 shortbread's :oops: :cry: and I also ate my nephews leftover spag bol lunch (wastage is bad!) :roll: . So, to compensate I went on a extra loooong, hard walk and I will try to be better today :D I hope the scales don't punish me too badly on Sunday.
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:57 pm

Doesn't sound like you did too badly overall. I'm sure it won't affect your weigh-in. And if it does, you have added incentive to avoid those sort of temptations in the future! It's all a learning journey after all. :D
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby Alexandra » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:13 am

Well, I thought I was having a bad week so I worked extra hard in the second half of the week and success :D :D :D :D
weight last week: 111.5kgs
weight this week: 109.2kgs
weight lost: 2.3kgs *yay* :shock: :shock: :shock:
total loss: 5.3 kgs
*does a little jig and hopes no one is watching* very happy girl today...the scales wouldn't lie to me, would they?
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby conscientia » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:29 pm

Wow, congrats!!!
Seems like not only are we around the same weight with similar goals we have the same daily diet and exercise too haha
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby Fatty » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:10 pm

Hey Alexandra
Congrats on the weightloss for some odd reason i two stuggle in the second week the firs week is like a breeze then the second week its like you wanna scoff your face with everything lol but if you pull through it and see yourself in the third week i think your on your ay to victory and hopefully you will stay there!!!!!!! :)
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:10 pm

Well done Alexandra! That's a great result!
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby Freddy » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:17 am

Nice one Alexandra, you're going fast... REAL fast! :D
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby Alexandra » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:32 am

awww, thanks guys! Much appreciated :D
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Re: Alexandra's Update

Postby matchbox » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:34 pm

congrats on the awesome loss :mrgreen: keep up the good work :)
Have FAITH in yourself
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