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Postby kelvinator » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:08 pm

Gosh, you people are motivational! I was feeling really down yesterday (see my introduction post @ http://www.weightloss.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=25207

Now I have read through a few peoples posts and realise that it's not just me! It's not just me who has fallen back off the bandwagon. It's not just me that's overweight and feeling crappy about it. It's not just me who is feeling unlike themselves and wanting to change. . . for good.

I really liked someone's signature that was something about not wanting their 30's to be like their 20's. This year in June I was thirty. I organised a get together that I pulled out of at the last minute because I hated how I felt and couldn't wear what I wanted to wear. Although that seems so superficial my weight is intrinsically linked to how much social interaction I have and how much confidence I feel to get out there amongst it.

I think instead of going out that night, to the event that I organised, I sat at home with some junk food and made myself feel better but eating. Sure, that works in the short term but it's now October and I still feel the same bloomin' way.

I have already decided that I won't be going to my Christmas party of the 3rd Dec looking like this. Last year I was about 65kg and everyone said I looked great. I loved that day. There is no way that I will go again this year with an added bonus of extra cellulite and kilos, a nice round face for photo's and hair that makes me look like a mushroom....

SO instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself, eating my way into myself and avoiding summer and Christmas parties and socialisation I am going to try my hardest to do something about it. I can't sit on Christmas day with the camera so that no one else will take photo's of me... That was me in my 20's. It's definitely not me in my 30's.

Wish me luck, I have changed my eating patterns at work, more about that later but it allows me to log in each and every day. I look forward to 'meeting' you.

Much love, Kelvi
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby kelvinator » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:33 am

So I'm here at work (teacher BTW) I usually get to work around 7am. Usually I eat in the lunchroom with a few other teachers. One lady loast an incredible amount of weight a while ago on TF and is now off them. She looks at everything everyone else is eating now.... an davoids eating in the staffroom herself. She butts into conversations not involving herself, even if she is at the other end of the table so, frankly, I'm not putting up with it anymore, it has bugged me that much.

Another lady is on WW and is doing well. She's very good at avoiding the bad foods that come in weekly for morning teas etc and often asks people what they taste like as a joke and manages through.

I have decided that because I start so early and usually sit and eat with the others at breaks this term I will trial eating in my classroom. I will use that time to log on here and stay up to date, read a few weight loss and other blogs and keep up with how you all are going. I will be avoiding the staffroom. I am hoping that by doing this I will also be more productive in my work, it's a reporting term this term and we finish in 8 weeks so it will be a race to the end. If I manage to manage my time, I will be leaving on time every day, 3:15pm and out the door. This will happen 3/5 days as two days I am here late with sports training and staff meetings.

Wish me luck, love to all,
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby Almost » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:15 pm

Hi Kelvi,
You sound very determined and motivated, well done! Your story is exactly like mine, hopefully we can keep each other on track and maintain this time around.

Good luck wishing you all the best
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:04 pm

Hi kelvi! Good for you! It's not easy and it's not quick, but it's doable! Go get 'em tiger :wink:
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby kelvinator » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:26 pm

Thanks Mel, I hope so too.
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby kelvinator » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:01 pm

I know, I know the movie is never as good as the book. But I couldn't resist seeing Eat, Pray, Love. It was pretty close to the book and I do love a good Julia Roberts film.

I enjoyed sitting and hearing about how others go through life and the trials and tribulations they have along the journey. I guess I have had a good life, stable upbringing, enjoyed and had success at school and uni and now happily in a relationship.

My weight is the one constant in my life that I just can't conquer once and for all. I seem to get 80-90% of the way to success and then stop. I stop and then I start back pedalling. I lapse for months, not days and every goes to mush. I really hate it.

At the end of the movie she talked about truly giving yourself to a goal and finding yourself along the way. I have some fairly specific goals that I will share in an upcoming post. I loved JR's posture in this movie, the way she sat while meditating was the optime of health in my mind.

I usually forget what movies are about within 24hours of seeing them but I just got home and wanted to share. Is there a quote/scene/actress/actor that has spoken to you? Do you recommend a movie to me?

With love,
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby miss_viva » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:29 pm

Hi Kelvi and welcome to the forums :)

I too have fallen off the wagon and recently returned. I love posting here, because everyone is so supportive and encouraging. I don't think it matters how many times we try to lose weight, the important thing is that we're at least trying to do something to improve our health and quality of life. Trying over and over again is much better than just sitting back and thinking 'meh, just pass me the Tim Tams!'

What do you teach? I'm also a teacher (mainly senior Spanish and junior English). I've been away for about two months though, spending some time in South America and improving my language skills a little. Back to reality now....

Good luck with your weight loss plans, keep us posted :)
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby kelvinator » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:00 pm

Thanks for your kind words! Being here on this forum really helped last time and I have changed my routine to fit the forums in. I teach Yr 7 and really love the age group-although I am lucky enough to be teaching reproduction this term which I don't look forward to.
Will keep up to date with how you are going,
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby kelvinator » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:45 pm

Just in case anyone wants to know, this is my plan.

I will eat between 1100-1200 calories per day. I always average this out at the end of the week, so I want to see a figure somewhere between those two numbers.

I will be exercising each and every day. I have a gym membership and still haven't tried a class because I am nervous... I will conquer this, this week.

I will be honest and record everything in my book. I don't like using www.calorieking.com.au so I find that writing it down and adding things up mentally really helps.

I will try to drink at least 600ml of water a day. I know that this isn't enough for the average person but I don't usually drink anything apart from when it's in my coffee and that's only one instant coffee per day.

I will not have latte's everyday as I usually do, and if I go to the coffee shop during the week I will order a skinny Latte' and try to remember to take my natural sweeteners with me (might put some in my handbag as I am trying to get off the equal).

I will be planning my meals in advance, we put up a meal planner inside our pantry so that we know what to cook each night.

I will make and take lunch every day.

I will not lose hope.
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby kelvinator » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:35 pm

I am now ready.
I guess the last few days I have still been struggling to get my head around everything, being back on this forum, finding new friends here and battling the inner demons that tell me I won't be able to do it.

Well, I am now ready and raring to go! My book is up to date with charts to fill in food-wise each day, I plan on going to 'power-hour' at the gym tomorrow night and my motivation has bl**dy returned! Can I hear a 'hell yes???'

I figure this, if I just stay the same (which is code for..slowly get fatter) and it comes to the first day back at work next year will I be happy? OR If I do something, enjoy my holidays getting fit and reaching goals, on the first day back will I be happy? Confident meeting a new class and new parents? Feeling amazing at the opening night at the Arts Centre? Buying new clothes and fitting into old ones? The answer is obviously a yes to the second one. So that's what I am going to do.

I know where I went wrong.
I know this will be challenging,
I know I need your support and you mine.
I know this now and will beat this once and for all. :D
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby Almost » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:24 pm

HELL YES! Great to hear you are in the right frame of mind! It has taken me a while to get there as well.And your motivation is definately there :D

Great to see you talking about the challange you have ahead of you and what you need to change to make that happen. I know you can beat this once and for all!!!
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby kelvinator » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:57 pm

I just ate too much dinner... the lovely Mr Kelvinator made a fairly healthy Bolognaise (boiled and drained the mince etc) but it was still too big of a serve and too much egg pasta!

On the upside...
I left work thinking that I would make the gym at 5:45 for the 'power-hour' class.. only to get there, run in and get changed and run back out again to hear that it now started at 5:30.. bum. So, what's a girl to do? Go home to the list of jobs that keeps getting longer or hop on the treadmill and go for a walk.

I did the latter, did 20 mins (foot and ankle were sore) changing from jogging at about 7kms per hour to walking at about 6km's per hour and kept it up for the whole time. My recovery after a job seems to be about 30secs before I get that big breath and feel ready to run again, not sure where this puts me in terms of cardiovascular health?

I ad a real talking to myself on that treadmill, my bum was moving up and down and all around and I had to really talk myself into believing that this was just the beginning, I will never look at myself (or anyone else at that gym) and be as fat as I was today. I will never feel as uncoordinated as when I first started jogging today.

So, onwards and upwards!
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby kelvinator » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:11 am

Today (Wed) was a lot better on the eating front, although I was along tonight and managed to finish off the ice-cream.... that won't happen tomorrow.

Tomorrow is Friday and I have a conference in Brisbane so I am going to take some healthy snacks and only have their lunch offering. Morning tea is ALWAYS choc-caramel slices, muffins and some fruit. I will have the fruit and then have sandwiches for lunch (try to find one that doesn't have butter)

I am off to "body Combat' tonight at 5:30 after my Tuesday night dilemma, I am really looking forward to it. I saw some people doing the 'Power Hour' on Tuesday night and it looked like there were many different fitness levels in the room.

Will post back how I go. Wish me luck,
Much Love,
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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby Almost » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:58 pm

Hi Kelly,

Hope you are having a good weekend. How did you go with body combat? Ive only ever done a body pump class (which almost darn killed me! its tough!)

Just thought i would pop in and see how you are doing.

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Re: Kelvi's Thread

Postby kelvinator » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:37 pm

Just a short lapse this time, so busy with work and didn't get to the gym at all!1!! This MUST change next week so I will feed back with how I go.

Dinner tonight will b some sort of drive through though, being the nice GF and going to Metallica with Mr Kelvinator. He loves them and I well.... don't. I guess we all have to do things we don't want to do... including going to that gym!!

Promise to go next week and have better news! My mum has just lost 3kg so I want to catch up to her and the sun was out today which is all the more motivating!! Yeewwwww.
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