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Postby Fiona25 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:12 am

What are the good things in your life that has changed due to diet and exercise? I thought this could keep us all inspired to keep going!

Me:

:arrow: Extra energy, i'm not tired all the time now
:arrow: No more dizzy spells
:arrow: Feeling healthy - I don't feel bloated and sick anymore!
:arrow: I have extra things in my life now. I love exercising! NEVER thought i'd say that lol
:arrow: And the challenge of weight loss and toning up and how good it feels when old clothes fit etc
Saying goodbye to calorie counting AND scales for a while.

Just enjoying the new and improved healthy me and embracing my new lifestyle!
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Postby GoddessInside » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:20 am

For me it would be

:arrow: My fitness has improved dramatically ! No more walking short distances for me :D
:arrow: Phsycial - having the ability to move around more freely.
:arrow: Physical - Seeing the loss in my face and other areas of my body in such a short time
:arrow: Exercise ! Exercise ! Exercise ! Im no longer a couch potatoe and really enjoy the exercise Im doing
:arrow: Re educating myself in terms of food and making wiser choices when eating out
:arrow: Got rid of the chronic fatigue
:arrow: Getting some of my confidence back
:arrow: No longer feeling embarassed to walk out in public. No longer a prisoner in my home

Wow, writing it down like this makes you realise how far you've come doesnt it ? Excellent thread Fiona !!
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Postby Mandie » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:45 am

Great work, both of you!

For me...

(lets go with my initial weight loss from 140kg compared to where I am now)

...WAY more confidence - in everything!
...buying clothes in "normal" shops
...learning to cook
...getting fitter

:D

I hope to continue!
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Postby Jane85 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:22 pm

I started my new healthy mission 4 days ago, but even i that short space of time, I have noticed that my skin has started to clear up and my face has a little bit of a glow :)


I agree that was a fantastic thread, feeling very positive :D
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Postby Cougar » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:30 pm

Way more energy!
Wanting to go out and socialise
Having the shop assistants help me - and telling me i need a smaller size
Picking up when i go out :wink:
A lot more confidence to do things I wouldn't normally do
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Postby grugwashere » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:38 pm

:arrow: More confidence
:arrow: finding clothes that fit
:arrow: making better choices about food than i used to
:arrow: knowing that i now have the ability to change who i am for the better!
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Postby Fireball » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:51 pm

Thank you this is a great thread. I've never really dieted - just put on weight slowly over a long period of time, so I hadn't thought about the benefits. I just tend to think, "I will lose weight and be healthier". I now realise this is much too vague. I need to chose some clear pictures for my mind to focus on.
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Re: What positive changes have you noticed?

Postby nutzy » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:06 am

:lol: Total change of mindset
:lol: a determination I did not know I had
:lol: Willpower I did not know I had
:lol: more than 12kgs lighter all round
:lol: way more energy
:lol: greater fitness levels - I actually can walk quite fast without getting puffed so quickly.
:lol: Greater confidence
:lol: Greater interest in me, which sounds strange, but I had neglected "me" for so long coz I was fat and ugly so I
never bothered with makeup, hair or clothes.
:lol: :oops: Feeling more sexy, for which hubby is very greatful :oops:
:lol: I am starting to look goooood in most clothes now!

On the negative side:
:( A bit saggy under the jawline
:( Noticing more wrinkles (I'm nearly 44, so to be expected I suppose)
:( eeerrrr, boobs are, um, going south
:( ditto with bum
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Re: What positive changes have you noticed?

Postby Tarz » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:48 am

:arrow: Clothes are fitting looser
:arrow: Can run at least one km now
:arrow: Meeting lots of new people that are doing the same thing as me
:arrow: Extending my life by improving my health
:arrow: rekindling my love for cooking
:arrow: Feeling more confident
:arrow: I actually want to go clothes shopping now!

nutzy wrote: eeerrrr, boobs are, um, going south

Yours may be going south but mine are disappearing all together! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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