your motivations for losing weight, mine are awful

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diamond457 Sun 18-Sep-16 20:46:28

I'm 26, 5'3 and weigh 13st6 and a size 16. Biggest I have ever been by miles! I used to be a size ten until I had my daughter six years ago, then a 12. Weight went on due to stress and it continued to go up for years until I left my stressful job in February and I've mmaintained until now.

I went on holiday in July and felt like a fat mess. I wanted to hide away, sometimes I did. I didn't eat any crap on holiday because I was constantly remininded by all the babes in their bikinis of how shit I look and seeing myself in the mirror in a swimsuit I felt sick with myself.

My thighs rub. The bottom part of my belly is all flabby and it rubs and can end up slimey which is disgusting. I don't wear nice clothes now because I think what's the point anymore, I'm still going to look fat no matter how pretty the dress is so there is no point in buying it.
I have big insecurities about myself and I try to hide away as much as I can.

I'm doing slimming world and I've been doing it a week now. Lost a few lb. I keep craving crisps, chocolate and takeaways and when I'm bored I think what can I do now? I just want to eat. But I refuse to be this size at xmas, and if I was I would only pile on more, the problem wouldn't go away and by the summer I'd be bigger, feeling worse! Won't go on holiday because I felt suicidal on the last one due to my weight. I can't keep eating like a pig because I'm torturing myself!
So next time I get a craving I'm going to think of my belly slime, the way I felt on holiday and going into a clothes shop and feeling miserable.

What's motivated you to lose weight? Is it mainly health or vanity? Anyone been successful?

dun1urkin Sun 18-Sep-16 20:53:55

Initially to fit into my wedding dress (I had put about a stone on between buying it and the Xmas prior to my wedding, got on the scales in Jan and realised it wouldn't fit)
Now, being pride/not wanting to lose face/ stinginess etc keeps me 'slim'. And I'm currently on 3 weeks of 1200 calories a day because I came back from holidays and am going away again soon and my jeans don't fit. I don't want to have to buy some more.
Not for health reasons, I suppose vanity covers it really, but I didn't think I looked bad at 100kg... grin
(I will admit to looking better at 67kg though wink)

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Sun 18-Sep-16 22:07:23

Vanity. I was embarrassed wearing the small amount of clothes I could actually fit into.

Muskateersmummy Sun 18-Sep-16 22:10:47

Totally vanity! I lost nearly 3 stone on SW and have been at target for a year and a half now.

I have a habit of boredom eating too. So snack on free and speed food. Have them cut and pre prepped so they are easy to grab. Melon already chopped is a good one to go for. I often have loads of fruit chopped up with a yogurt on the top in the evening while I watch tv. And if your feeling hungry outside of meal times, have a long drink first. That often stops you eating anything.

NantucketNightbird Mon 19-Sep-16 07:25:42

I'm slightly shorter than you (5ft 2) and older (31) but in January I weighed 13st 7lb. I hated myself was on pain killers for my shoulder, long term antibiotics for my spots and made no effort with my appearance. I started a thread on here 52lbs in 52wks. I changed my way of eating and thinking completely, saw food as fuel and nothing more. I've now lost almost 5st I'm a size 8-10 and I've gone vegan after over 20 years as a vegetarian. I threw away all my old clothes, I paint my nails when I'm thinking about something unhealthy and I love picking my outfits! But most importantly I take no prescription drugs! You can do it, go easy on yourself and good luck smile

pinkieandperkie Mon 19-Sep-16 07:37:07

Nan that's a lovely story. Well done I am happy for yousmile

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Wed 21-Sep-16 16:06:11

Vanity, pure and simple. I'm 5'3", and shot up to 12st after having DS2 - I looked grotesque and I was SO unhappy. I lost 2st before my wedding, then went back up to 11st by early on this year. I'm now around 9st 10lb, and am still trying to shift that last 9-10lbs.

I have a fat filled C section flap that is the bane of my life - it's the only thing stopping me from fitting into size 10 jeans again, it bulges through my clothes and looks awful. We go on holiday to Spain next May, and I'd dearly love to shift it to the point where I could wear a nice swimsuit without wanting to cry!

mumoftwoandover Wed 21-Sep-16 16:19:21

Hi !
I'm in the same boat. I'm 1.59 m short and 87 Kg , which is a LOT to someone short like me.
After my second pregnancy almost 4 years ago I gained so much weight and never lost it again.
I can't look my self in the mirror because I hate my figure. No clothes are nice on me and I feel like a pig with this huge belly hanging in front of me that grows and grows.
I don't do snacks, biscuits, chocolates or sweets but in the same time I don't exercise sad

I know it's hard to achieve something doing nothing but I find it difficult to go out alone and start exercising alone.

WhatWouldCoachBombayDo Wed 21-Sep-16 16:21:42

I'm 26 5ft3 and 12.8 st, I'm a size 12-14 though because I do sport and weight lifting but I'm still chubby. I just joined slimming world and am determined to be a size 10 by Christmas for the office party. I've bought a size 10 dress and when I feel like eating I literally go look at my dress blush

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