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Postby Jellybaby » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:02 pm

Hi Everyone,

My name is Stacy and I'm desperately needing to lose alot of weight. At the moment I weigh 113kg which is just disgusting. Ive "tried" everything and I'm not gona sit here and say I'm still fat cuz they didn't work - its because I don't stick to anything. Well no more!! I don't know exactly what im going to do but I'm sick of being double the weight I should do so I thought I'd keep a progress diary on here to keep me accountable. I'm seriously thinking og going back to weight watchers meetings and im trying to get the courage to go to aqua aerobics.

Does anyone have any other tips??

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Postby opal630 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:45 pm

Hi Stacy, welcome to the forum. I'm sure all the girls on here will have some excellent tips for you.

I've only been on here for a couple of weeks myself and I too have had trouble sticking to things previously. I think the best way to start is to try making small changes and build yourself up. My problem in the past is that I set myself big goals and then get really depressed when I don't reach them and then lose motivation. I think realising that it may take a while and being okay with that is a good start.
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Postby milkyway » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:13 pm

Hi stacy,

I think the key to successful and sustainable weightloss is to make small changes rather than trying to be healthy all at once. If you try to make HUGE sweeping changes, you're more likely to feel frustrated and angry with yourself and even like a failure when you do muck up.

Instead, set a goal for the week to drink more water and walk for 30 mins 4 times this week... the following week, say no to fatty takeaways and keep up the exercise and water intake... then add something else the following week. Each time you achieve a small goal, you'll feel like a success which can help motivate you to stay on track.

It's all about moderation. If you love wine and chocolate (as I do) find a way to add it to your diet, but in moderation. A little bit is better than 'cracking' and binging on the things you miss out on.

All the best :)
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Postby lng86 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:33 am

You've received great tips already!

* I think you most definitely need to start by setting small goals!

* Everything in moderation - literally

* 2 serves of fruit / 5 serves vegetables daily

* Limit alcoholic drinks

* Smaller portions - go for entree sizes at restaurants

* If you have a 'slip up' - start fresh immediately

* You are not on a diet - this is a lifestyle... So do not be too harsh or strict on yourself. Only set yourself guidelines that they can be accomplished for always... Because you don't want to set yourself up for failure!

* Plan for success - write down a daily journal of what you ate... your exercise... what you feel most proud about etc (i did this for the first month or so).

The only way you can change your lifestyle is by being accountable to yourself!

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Postby Jellybaby » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:23 am

Thanks guys for all your advice. I think I'll start small and make small changes. Ill pop back in later today and let you know how Ive gone.
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Postby corolla_chick » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:18 am

welocme to the forum and good luck on your journey. dont forget to reward yourself when you reach a mini goal. eg, 5kg or walking 5/7 days for the week. :D
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Postby Jellybaby » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:34 am

Ok so heres the plan. Ive just saved myself 20 bucks or so a week by deciding to go with Calorie King instead of weight watchers. Instead I'm going to spend the money towards little rewards as suggested for each week that I acheive my mini goals.

Ok so normally I would do the whole "ill start on monday thing" but I'm starting today.

My goals for this week are:

* To Drink plenty of water.

* To some exercise 3 times this week.

* Only one take away meal for the rest of the week.

How does that sound??? I thought for my reward I would by myself a new eye shadow pallette.

Wish me luck guys :)
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Postby shelbel » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:07 am

Sounds like you have it all planned out, but do watch out for the take away, not to say you shouldnt have it, some meals can be very high in the cals and ive been known to stuff up a week in one meal! LOL Just make smart choices and you'll be fine. Even maccas have some good choices now.

Good luck for your journey :wink:
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Postby Jellybaby » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:44 am

Thanks for the advice shellbel, I thought I might have thai or something - they seem to have some healthy choices. And your right maccas do have a few healthier meals now. Also I could go out to the club and have a nice counter meal - instead of sitting at home.
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Postby Mandie » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:15 am

Welcome to the forum. You've been given some great advice here and it sounds like you have some good goals!

With the thai food, some foods can be healthy but some are deceptively full of calories.. curries with coconut milk in them for example.. so steer more towards the healthier stir-fries. Or even go to subway or something or a healthy sub? I'm addicted to turkey subs at the moment :D

Best of luck!
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Postby Chelle » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:27 am

Hello Jellybaby welcome to the forum, you have some great goal set out good luck with them, let us know how you go
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:28 pm

Hi Stacy, welcome to the forum!
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Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

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Postby JP1 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:34 pm

welcome and good luck :)
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:54 pm

Welcome, Stacy :) Sounds like you've got it sorted, Calorie King is excellent!!! I totally swear by it. You've set yourself very achievable goals for sure, and I believe you can definitely make it :D :D Enjoy your takeaway meal for the week, I'm sure that will help you stick to your healthy eating the rest of the time :D
Looking forward to hearing more about your weight loss :D

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Postby Jellybaby » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:39 pm

Thanks for the support everyone.
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