I have been lurking in this forum for a while - it is fabulous! I had no idea what Calorie King was until I stumbled upon this forum - I joined both here and Calorie King and I have gone from 83.4kg to 78.2kg in about 4 weeks, so firstly THANK YOU to everyone here! This post has struck a big chord with me. I used to hover around 66-70kg (I am 178cm tall) and fitted size 10/12 clothes easily....well fast forward 3 years and my size 14 jeans were very, very, very tight. EEEK!
I believe largely because I met a partner and he LOVES his food! "Lets go have coffee and cake" "Lets get something yummy" are his favourite lines, I slowly succumbed to eating c*** and getting addicted to sugar. When I couldn't get my jeans on, something in me switched, I joined a gym (doing all the classes) and found this site...but I have had to constantly battle my partner, friends and workmates. A classic example with my partner being right now - we just had a yummy tea - pork and vegies and I was sitting down to a yogurt. He proceeded to cut 3 thick slices of white bread and put butter and jam (as dessert!) on it and then commented "man I love thick toast" "mmmm, mmm, mmm" I hit the roof!!!!!!!!!!! Then his response was - "well you were eating a yogurt!" I know at the end of the day, the choice is mine to put it in my mouth, but geez its hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ask him to be supportive (he is in the defence force and has a very active job) and he goes "no worries" and then 3 days later he starts with the "cake, coffee, toast, etc" comments *sigh* I underestimated how vigilant I have to be...
My workplace is generally healthy eaters they are always on weight watchers etc, but I noticed when I expressed my concern over my weight I had people comment "you are tall, you can carry it off or you aren't as bad as me " bla bla bla....also another friends standard line is "we don't have the same bodies we did when we were 20, as we get older...bla bla" I know metabolism changes, but at only 27, I can't use that excuse LOL! or others who bring tim tams when they drop over.......or my family who say its genetic because they are overweight too! I am responsible for my health but sabotage is such a huge hurdle and I have noticed, particularly as I have started seeing a difference in how I look and how my clothes fit, the sabotage has gotten worse. Human nature is very curious indeed!
Thanks again everyone for this wonderful website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *rant over*