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AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby AbbieJune » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:02 am

So right now, I weigh in at about 98.3kg. I'm 5"6, and I'm not happy with the way I look at all. My goal is to be happy with the way I look. I don't think I'm built to be really thin at all, but there's no denying that I do need to shift some of this weight.

I tend to only be happy when I SEE results, rather than just seeing the numbers on the scale go down. I mean, both are great, but I'd rather look great and weight lots than weigh very little and look terrible. I know people who think differently though. So I think I'm going to upload photos of my progress. Maybe... every 2 weeks. I think every week is unhealthy, because then I start to obsess.

(By the way, excuse the mess that is my bedroom. I'm in the middle of a little bit of spring cleaning, so it's a mess!)

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Re: AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby brendan » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:50 am

G'day and welcome Erin

I saw your posting in the introductions section too, and realize that the medical condition can impact on the weight issue. (I had to google it to find out what it was :shock: )
I know what you mean about wanting to actually see the physical weight loss rather than just numbers on the scales, but it can take time to see that loss - particularly if there is a lot to lose. The numbers on the scales are at least an indicator that things are moving in the right direction. I have lost about 14kg in the last 2 months, but because of my size it is only just perceptible. I do feel lighter on my feet, and my trousers are much looser, but is only about 20% of the total I mean to shift.
All the best in your endeavours
Bren

PS - is that a pepsi behind you, apparently even the diet ones aren't good for you :?
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End of March - 119kg - 118.7 - made it!

End of April - 115kg
End of May - 111kg
End of June - 107kg
End of July - 103kg
End of August - 99kg
End of September - 95kg
End of October - 91kg
End of year - 81kg TARGET WEIGHT - Optimistic
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Re: AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby 2bhealthy » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:32 am

AbbieJune wrote:I tend to only be happy when I SEE results, rather than just seeing the numbers on the scale go down. I mean, both are great, but I'd rather look great and weight lots than weigh very little and look terrible.



I know exactly what you mean . . . I feel the same way. I have a family member that lost the "right" amount of weight for her height/age etc . . and I think she looks terrible. Personally I think she should have stopped 6 or so kgs back when her face was looking not so drawn out. She too was caught up in the numbers. I am a bit more vain, I am caught up in my own mirror lol

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Re: AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby AbbieJune » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:51 pm

Yep, that was pepsi behind me. I organised myself last night in how I was going to tackle weight loss, and I had one last one before I cut them almost right out of my life. Kind of like a goodbye :P I got a shock the other day when a little child in my dance concert said that I "Need to eat more vegetables because you're really fat." He was copletely innocently observing, but I don't want that to be the truth.

I totally agree, with both of you. My aunt and two cousins had lap band surgery and they're all starting to look TOO thin. It's just not nice. I'd like to be a healthier weight, but if my healthy weight is going to make me look skeletal and drawn out, then I'm happy to be (medically) a little overweight.
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Re: AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby miss_viva » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:55 pm

Hi and welcome :)

Best of luck with your plans to lose weight! Are you going to be following any particular plan or just doing your own thing?
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Re: AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby AbbieJune » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:14 pm

I'm not really very active usually, I take one dance class a week, so I'm upping my exercise by a lot. I went swimming yesterday for an hour. I used to be a swimmer when I was in my early teens but it was disappointing how little I could do compared to back them. I'm planning on walking my dog, and doing some yard work every day.

As for food, just eating less, but more of the right things, as well.

Looking at it with healthy eyes, my lifestyle hasn't been great in the past, so there'll be no more getting lunch from the uni canteen, and no more fried food as whole meals. No more fried food at all, actually.

Anyways, thanks for the support guys. I'm hoping I'll be more motivated this time around because this website is going to hold me accountable, I hope.
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Re: AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby miss_viva » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:23 pm

It sounds like you've got the right mentality, keep it up!

Swimming is fantastic for weightloss, it's really helped me a lot. When I stopped swimming, I didn't lose a thing. However, when I do swim a lot, the weight just seems to fall off. I can't recommend it enough :)
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Postby AbbieJune » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:37 pm

Swimming is something that comes naturally to me. I love it so much. I started swimming when I was about 1 and a half years old, and I only stopped because of injury. I pulled my shoulder doing butterfly, and I was told that if I ever swum competitively again, I could possibly lose function in my hand if I overdid it. I wish I'd gone for a second opinion because I've since learned that the physio who told me that is a bit dodgy, but yeah, I was only 13. I love it because I can just get in the pool and my body knows what to do. I can't run, it feels awkward, and I feel like I look silly. Dancing is the only other thing that I feel like I don't look stupid doing.
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Re: AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby miss_viva » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:40 pm

I feel like Elaine from Seinfeld when I dance. *Does the hitchiker*
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Postby AbbieJune » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:54 pm

LOL! I love it! I do tap dancing, so it doesn't matter if i look a little silly. I think EVERYONE look silly dancing with metal on the bottom of their shoes :P
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Re: AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby brendan » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:29 pm

a little child in my dance concert said that I "Need to eat more vegetables because you're really fat." He was copletely innocently observing, but I don't want that to be the truth.


out of the mouths of babes, eh?

Strange thing is that my mum is quite large (I inherited her fat genes) and she is a vegetarian, so goes to show that vegetarians can be fat too!
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End of March - 119kg - 118.7 - made it!

End of April - 115kg
End of May - 111kg
End of June - 107kg
End of July - 103kg
End of August - 99kg
End of September - 95kg
End of October - 91kg
End of year - 81kg TARGET WEIGHT - Optimistic
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Re: AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby AbbieJune » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:59 pm

Just goes to show that being a healthy weight is all about eating the right amounts of the right things, hey? And exercising. Can't forget that.

Yeah, out of the mouths of babes. Made me feel pretty terrible at the time, especially because I was just about to go onstage and I was feeling pretty good about the dance and the costume and all. But it's been a blessing in disguise really.
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Re: AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby miss_viva » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:10 pm

AbbieJune wrote: But it's been a blessing in disguise really.


Good for you, that's a really positive way of looking at things!
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Re: AbbieJune's Journey to be Happy With Herself :-)

Postby AbbieJune » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:19 am

Hey guys!

Just thought I'd post a quick update before I head to bed. So no pictures today. Might do that in a couple of weeks.

So I've been actively trying to better my weight for a little over a week now, and in that week, I've gone from 98.3kg to 96kg. I'm pretty proud of that effort, since I've always had trouble shifting even one.

I've been having a couple more meals during the day, but they're all a heck of a lot smaller than the three I'd have before, plus snacks. Now, I only have snacks if I'm absolutely desperate. And they're healthy. Like, carrot sticks or something. I've been doing a bit more exercise, too. Not a WHOLE lot more, just an hour more than usual this week.

Anyways, that's just my update. I'm feeling ridiculously positive about it all, which is helping a great deal, and I have the support of my lovely boyfriend who has put a strict limitation on my chocolate intake, which I think was half my battle.

:-)
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