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Re: äirlys journey

Postby äirly » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:58 am

Yup, an hourgless! I've had big boobs since i hit my teens and I hate it, I admire those petite girls who dont struggle so get all their bumps inside their clothes. But I guess we all want what we dont have :wink: :roll:

I dont think the last 5kgs a psychological thing for me. I really think I just lack motivation. When i started out I was desperate to lose weight in a 'do or die' kinda way. Where as, now I want to... but i dont really push myself hard for it. Also i tend to lose a little bit of weight and then rest on my laurels and coast for a month or so.

As far as motivators, I dont really have any other than the desire to look good in regular clothes and feel healthy and strong. I have toyed with the idea of printing off sme inspiring pictures of people i admire (or at least, who have figures i admire ;)) for the fridge, but somehow never got around to it. Do you think it'd be worthwhile?

I was thinking about re joining LnE or similar for a few weeks, just to get some momentum or something, but decided against it for the time being. I did fork out some money on protein shakes and supplements though - hoping to give myself a bit of a kick :)
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SW: 74kgs - (2013) post baby!
CW: 68kgs (Updated 6 May 2014)
GW: 62-64kgs (size 10)
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Re: äirlys journey

Postby babylove » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:56 am

I know you can do it! I suggested pictures, or even hang a dress you want to fit so you have a visual reminder of your goal. I recently whizzed thru a ladies blog called me vs the bulge. It was really inspiring! Shes going on to a competitive level of training.
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Re: äirlys journey

Postby whit3tig3y » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:49 pm

Pictures on the fridge and cupboard don't really work for me. I feel guilty that I let myself get fat and that I don't look as beautiful as that person, then I comfort eat lol. Babylove had a good idea about a piece of clothing you want to fit into. Perhaps if you have the money, find a nice party dress or an outfit you want to be able to fit into, and then tell yourself when it looks good on you, you'll wear it to a celebration event on your losses (it could be a dinner, a party or even a healthy bbq).
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Re: äirlys journey

Postby äirly » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:33 pm

whit3tig3y wrote:Pictures on the fridge and cupboard don't really work for me. I feel guilty that I let myself get fat and that I don't look as beautiful as that person, then I comfort eat lol. ).


Umm yeah i reckon that'd be me too LOL! :lol:

The clothing thing might work. I kinda did that already - brought a pair of cute green denim shorts that were heavily discounted last winter in the hopes id be able to wear them one day, and they now fit (well they're a little short for my current frame). Its a good idea, i'll keep my eye out :)
HW: 84kgs (2011) got down to 67kgs (2012)
SW: 74kgs - (2013) post baby!
CW: 68kgs (Updated 6 May 2014)
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Re: äirlys journey

Postby babylove » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:24 am

How sad is this I have a whole box full of Too Tights!
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Re: äirlys journey

Postby äirly » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:07 pm

Just an update! I WAS still on the weightloss bandwagon, but busy with life and an overseas holiday and hadn't logged on in awhile!

I came back from my travels at 66.5kgs - lowest yet! Was very pleased. Then found out I was pregnant!

So for now I might pop in every now and then to say hi, but off the weightloss train as I concentrate on just eating as healthy as possible. No doubt I will be back in another 7 or so months though :)
HW: 84kgs (2011) got down to 67kgs (2012)
SW: 74kgs - (2013) post baby!
CW: 68kgs (Updated 6 May 2014)
GW: 62-64kgs (size 10)
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Re: äirlys journey

Postby Retire_The_Fat » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:52 pm

Great news!!

On both counts...still losing And pregnancy :)
off the weightloss train as I concentrate on just eating as healthy as possible


You may be surprised to find the healthy eating and pregnancy mean that you will get back to your pre-pregnancy weight very quickly afterwards

Enjoy the next few months :)
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Re: äirlys journey

Postby äirly » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:30 pm

Back again :-) Have a beautiful 1 year old daughter and a not-so-beautiful 5kgs overweight! Haven t been worrying about food at all (especially with breastfeeding) but now thats beginning to taper off I figure I can start concentrating on my figure a little without feeling guilty. Hoping to get down to 68kgs soon (healthy bmi and pre preg weight) and ideal weight still at 62kgs... but that'll be a looooonnnnng way off so more of a pipe dream for now!
We've got a holiday booked in June and would love to be at 66kgs by then. 6kgs in 3 months is a bit of a tall order but we'll see!
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Re: äirlys journey

Postby admin » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:27 am

Welcome back and congrats for you new little one.

5kgs....should be no problem,500g weight loss each week you will have this done in no time.

Good luck

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Re: äirlys journey

Postby äirly » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:54 pm

Thanks Sharelle;) last time I lost weight very slowly, so 5 kgs takes me ages... However started counting calories this week (on the calorie king website) so hopefully that gets me over the line. Lost .5kg this week so far so good. Eating 1500 calories a day and I've been quite peckish throughout the day but not starving.

Is it just me or is calorie counting every single thing you eat mind numbingly tedious? I've tried it before and given up after a few weeks, but hopefully this time a goal at the end will keep me focused.

Now on to my ham and vegetable soup and a single slice of toast (sigh)
HW: 84kgs (2011) got down to 67kgs (2012)
SW: 74kgs - (2013) post baby!
CW: 68kgs (Updated 6 May 2014)
GW: 62-64kgs (size 10)
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Re: äirlys journey

Postby JP1 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:18 pm

Couldn't imagine having to count calories, fortunately I roughly know the meals I eat work for me (on past experience) and especially when I kick n with lots of exercise, which is the key, at least for me..

Welcome back and good first up loss, look forward to seeing you successfully complete your journey, it looks like you have had some good success in the past..
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Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
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Re: äirlys journey

Postby Blitz » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:39 pm

I'm not a calorie counter either...way too much hard work for me. You tend to get to know what is enough without going into detail.

My wife in her teenage years was anorexic and can look at any piece of food and give you the precise number. When I started losing the weight she would tell me numbers but I would cut her off saying "Just tell me good or bad idea - don't give me numbers". For me it was more important to get portion size right.

As I got healthier I became more concerned about finding out what foods are healthier options rather than think in terms of good and bad foods. But as for calories even today I have no idea what foods have what calories but I can pick my way through by portion and healthy judgement.

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Re: äirlys journey

Postby äirly » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:57 am

Thanks guys. Prior to my daughter being born I was losing weight slowly by just watching what I ate - but it was very slow (I think I averaged it our to be 0.5kg a month!). Calorie counting and focussing on healthy foods like salad/veg and limited sweets does the job well, but it's way to boring and restrictive to maintain long term. And there is something obsessive about logging everything too, I can imagine it would appeal to people with control issues like eating disorders. I hope your wife is fully recovered now Kim.
HW: 84kgs (2011) got down to 67kgs (2012)
SW: 74kgs - (2013) post baby!
CW: 68kgs (Updated 6 May 2014)
GW: 62-64kgs (size 10)
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Re: äirlys journey

Postby Blitz » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:14 am

Oh yes my wife has long ago recovered but it does lead to long term distortions about food. Every now and then I have to encourage her to eat some protein. When I was the size of an elephant my eating choices use to quietly horrify her. When I mentioned this post to her she reminded me of an occasion when it was close to midnight and I asked her to make me some bacon and eggs (which of course has to have two slices of bread with it) because I was "starving". She made it thinking how she was an accomplice to killing me because she knew how unhealthy that was.

It does take a certain mind set to keep a log. My food diary lasted all of three days (makes interesting reading nevertheless). I do record my weight daily though which is a small miracle in of itself. This I have found to be very useful. It has enabled me to see trends in my weight loss, follow the reaching of various goals along the way, see how far I've come and how long it took and above all keeps me accountable...my current weight is in black and white for anyone to see!

Do what works for you. We are all different - the healthy lifestyle you choice HAS to be one that you can live. :D

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Re: äirlys journey

Postby äirly » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:02 pm

Just a quick check in, I'm struggling to maintain momentum and keep a diary of my food and exercise but I've been plugging away and so far have been successful in getting down to 70.07

I found i was a bit hungry on 1500 and I increased my limit to 1600 (still go over most days). I have been good in walking for 30-45min a day and find it really cheers me up if I'm feeling bored and restricted with my diet.
HW: 84kgs (2011) got down to 67kgs (2012)
SW: 74kgs - (2013) post baby!
CW: 68kgs (Updated 6 May 2014)
GW: 62-64kgs (size 10)
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