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My weightloss battle

Postby neybay » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:23 pm

I've posted on here previously and am blogging daily still at ... es-it.html , I started at 124 kilo's, joined the gym 10 weeks ago at 116.7 kilo's, and am now at just under 108 kilo's. Its been a really emotional journey for me as I am a mum to an autistic three year old, attend uni, and work. I am only 5.2 in height so I am very very big indeed. On my blog's earlier post ive even put up a before shot with a sprts bra on so all honesty and accountability is out there.. no going back now! I wish you all luck out there.. I've currently got very painful shin splints so I'm pretty much limited to dieting which is depressing coz I want results here and now. I'm hopeing some of you can relate, if your ever bored or want to see if I keep going, quit or get myself back to double digits feel free to chec out the blog Ive kept it public and although im no inspiration I will keep it going to stop myself from quitting, good luck everyone! xxx
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Re: My weightloss battle

Postby neybay » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:25 pm

* edit joined gym at 116.7 whoops! Sorry I had a typo and dont know how to edit on here :( xxx
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Re: My weightloss battle

Postby brendan » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:08 am

I think those that really struggle and succeed, despite severe hardship like your own, are an inspiration to the rest of us. Keep going and succeed in reaching your goal, mainly for your own benefit, but also for the rest of us who will share in your ecstasy when you get there.

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: My weightloss battle

Postby neybay » Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:18 pm

Hey Brendan, Thanks so much for your reply, you honestly put a smile on my face where Ive had an off the rails weekend, normally when I'd do this caving to maccas, pizza , alchohol I'd quit from the guilt. I'm hopeing this time I can just get back on track without guilt and it was just the best timing to see you comment. Thanks for the encouragement and I really hope you do well with your health.. it is bloody hard there is no doubt about it, I'm wishing you all the best, Ney xxx
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Re: My weightloss battle

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:11 pm

Slip ups (lapses and relapses) are part of any behaviour change cycle in anything from giving up heroin to stopping biting your nails. The biggest mistake is to have a slip up then think "oh well, I've blown it now... not much point trying any more". That thought really doesn't make much logical sense when you subject it to the light of day but it's behind pretty much every so-called "diet failure".

If you can, get the word "failure" out of your head. No such thing. I don't give a hoot if you've pigged out on your body weight in chocolate, chips and pizza, it's not a failure. It's a learning opportunity. What happened? What was it that led to that behaviour? Follow that all the way back to when it first started coming off the rails, then learn how to spot and intervene at that point.

Sooooo many people get caught in the "but I was in KFC and the chicken smelled so good..." without asking themselves "what was I doing in KFC?"... because my friend asked me to come. Why didn't you say no?... because I needed some friend time. Why was that? .... because I felt bad. Why was that?... because I'd had a fight with my boss....

etc. In that example, the emotional stuff could have been handled differently, or a suggestion could have been made to the friend to go somewhere else... i.e. you intervene BEFORE getting to KFC where the chances of your willpower holding out are next to nothing. It might be behavioral (my route home goes past my fave takeaway) or cognitive (I feel so shitty, I need a block of chocolate to cheer myself up).

THEN you forgive yourself for being human and make a plan to better handle that situation next time. Then you implement it. Then you slip up. Then you learn from it for next time and make a plan. Then you slip up... etc

In summary - KEEP AT IT. It's better to walk for a lifetime than run for a day, so just keep plodding along. You'll get there. :wink:
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Re: My weightloss battle

Postby Carly :) » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:48 pm

Butterfly_Dawn wrote:It's better to walk for a lifetime than run for a day

Carly :)
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