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Time to get real .......

Postby Lush Gal » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:20 am

Well .... where do I start? I have yo-yoed my way up to 76kg (heaviest) am now at 69kg after a couple of months on TF (have been off TF for a couple of months and maintained but not lost).

My goal = 55kg (this was my weight around 6 years ago and it was easy to maintain with regular exercise and a healthy diet).

Now let's see ... this year so far (since hitting my highest weight in July) I have had a 6 week chest infection (ended up in hospital), a massive in-grown hair (turned into a cyst and I needed antibiotics) and now a UTI (again antibiotics).

So in just over three months my body has been on 3 courses of nasty antibiotics.

Well, it's time to get real.

Drinking so much (up to a bottle of wine most nights) :oops: ISN'T helping.

Sneaking naughty food (secret drive thru runs etc) :oops: AREN'T helping.

Justifying yet another poor food choice ("takeaway for tea?") ISN'T helping.

Skipping exercise :roll: ISN'T helping.

SO - MY POOR BODY IS SAYING - Help!!! And my pledge is to ....

1. Drink plenty of water
2. Exercise most days
3. Eat 2 serves of fruit every day
4. Eat 5 (MINIMUM) serves of vegies every day
5. Cut out soft drinks (diet or otherwise)
6. Make healthy choices about the food I put into my body - pick natural and unprocessed
7. Drink moderately (a few glasses of red on a Fri / Sat and maybe one other day a week)

These changes I know I can do. I used to live like this and was fit, healthy, slim and energetic.

This terrible UTI has me off the booze and onto lots of water, and I'm going to go for a walk this afternoon (just a gentle one) and have already had a healthy breakfast ....

Anyways, enough waffling - just wanted to document my thoughts - thanks guys!
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Postby Mandie » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:23 am

They sound like good goals. Drinking alcohol can trigger UTIs, as the dehydration helps the bugs to grow.

You should try drinking some cranberry juice too, that's supposed to help prevent recurrent UTIs, there's some evidence for that. :)

You can do it!
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Postby Lush Gal » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:26 am

Thanks Mandie!

Yeah I figured that boozing it up at Jazz on the Vines on Saturday followed by a LONG bus trip home (needing to go to the loo!!) was probably not the best idea!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:18 pm

you can get back to your lowest weight lush girl you just need to stick to your guns
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Postby Sas » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:20 pm

Sounds like you are on the right track chickie. Good luck with this.

You can do it! :) I look forward to hearing about your progress :)
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Postby Lush Gal » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:42 pm

Yeah, even just a couple of forced days off the booze and eating fruit and I feel really good.

That's the thing I need to remember, that I actually FEEL so much better when I look after myself!
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