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What was the final straw in making you decide to lose weight?

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Pinkbutton85 Wed 20-Feb-19 07:14:38

Just that really. Mine was realising that I was about to go up another dress size and refusing to let that happen!

NotMyUsualTopBilling Wed 20-Feb-19 07:21:29

Struggling to breathe whilst tying my shoelaces.

LoopyLou1981 Wed 20-Feb-19 07:23:05

Mine is hitting 12st. Although I’ve done it several times so it doesn’t seem to be a long term solution!

FlopsyMopsyRabbit Wed 20-Feb-19 07:24:09

When I was getting out of breath going up and down the stairs in my house. That was in July and I'm 3 stone down now

Thereshegoesagain Wed 20-Feb-19 07:24:40

A photograph.
The worst photo of me I've ever seen.
4 stone gone and has stayed off for 18 months and that photo is on the fridge as a reminder to never ever go back.

Crunchymum Wed 20-Feb-19 07:26:09

I'm still waiting for the epiphany blush

Princessmushroom Wed 20-Feb-19 07:27:16

Still waiting but if someone could send it to me that would be great!

(I’m going to tackle it in hypnotherapy and see if that works)

cato75 Wed 20-Feb-19 07:27:27

Joint pain

Looking like a snake that's just swallowed a cow when trying clothes on

Turning 40

PositiveVibez Wed 20-Feb-19 07:30:09

Mines a bit bizarre, but I went the doctors for my 6 month pill check and had put on a stone since my previous check 6 months before. I was disgusted in myself tbh.

I lost a bit and put it all back on over Christmas.

I opened a new pill packet on Monday and realised I haven't lost a jot in 4 months.

I am embarrassed to go back so am on the 8 week blood sugar diet now to give me a kick-start.

I am 3.5 stone overweight and it has to stop.

Recently my joints have been aching and I just know it's my weight.

Opening that pill packet on Monday was my pivotal moment.

wowfudge Wed 20-Feb-19 07:31:48

My DM offering me some of her old work clothes. Really lovely class stuff and great quality, but did she think I was her size?!

I've lost a stone since then and want to lose another stone.

Impicciona Wed 20-Feb-19 07:34:38

I got stuck in the middle of a double height escalator in a metro station after it stopped working. Everyone was walking up and I had to stop halfway because I just couldn't do it.

I cried and then swore I'd never face that again. I lost 8 stone and have kept it off over 2 years now.

worlybear Wed 20-Feb-19 19:38:45

A brief hospital stay for infection.
I was horrified by the number of obese patients having to be man-handled by nurses.
I was being a bit lazy and eating convenience food prehospital but it's really made me focus on eating healthily( and hopefully lose weight!)

MrsPinkCock Wed 20-Feb-19 19:46:19


Well done, that’s an amazing achievement.

I lost almost 5 stone, have kept most of it off for the last 10 years. However I do fluctuate a stone or so. When my size 10s get tight, I know to pull it back and ditch the weight. Not going back to being bigger again!

theharlotletter Wed 20-Feb-19 20:22:45

Tipping the scales at 12 st 4lbs which is the heaviest I've ever been apart from when pregnant (I'm five foot 7" btw). I felt and looked matronly. So started the Michael Mosley's 800 calorie a day diet 17 days ago and have already lost 9.5lbs. Can get back in my size 12 jeans and stomach much trimmer. Want to lose another 7lbs then will assess.

moreshitandnofuckingredemption Wed 20-Feb-19 20:26:46

Stayed in a hotel with a bathroom with a RIDICULOUS amount of mirrors. Lost 18lb afterwards last spring, kept it off so far. I've got another stone to go but have lost some motivation so reckon I need to go back to NYC, just for inspiration, y'know!

Biancadelrioisback Wed 20-Feb-19 20:45:30

Sometimes I just hold my fat rolls. I'm still amazed that they are there! I was always so slim! Anyways, I realised that I'm 3 dress sizes bigger than I was a couple years ago and I can't put my socks on without panting

thefirstmrsdewinter Wed 20-Feb-19 21:05:47

I was staying with friends and weighed myself on their scale (I didn't have one at home) and found I was just this side of 15st (or over 200lbs, which made more of an impact). I'm tall and well-proportioned so I wore it pretty well and it was a shock to see the numbers. Went on to lose 3.5st with WW and except for a little fluctuation (a few lbs on, a few lbs off) I've kept it off.

Northernmum100 Wed 20-Feb-19 21:08:59

A photo taken on holiday. I looked like I had been inflated - think Aunt Marge in the Harry Potter film....

halfwitpicker Wed 20-Feb-19 21:09:03

Oh god loads :

I wanted to wear nice clothes
I wanted to be healthier
I wanted to conceive
I wanted to look younger
I wanted to cook well and eat well

Also, someone I worked with gave me a pitying look when I said I wasn't ergonomically designed for running, I meant because I've a big chest, but she obviously took it that I was too fat. FUCK THAT. I am not too fat to run. So I lost the weight.

creativeusername Wed 20-Feb-19 21:10:39

I've just had mine. I bought a fitbit and while my resting heart rate is fine, even a gentle walk shoots it right up. It's scary! I am a good 6st overweight so its not exactly a surprise that i need to lose weight, but up until now, I had been telling myself that it was just cosmetic and not affecting my health. I have 2 kids that I need to be around for, and I'm approaching 30 so now is the time!

halfwitpicker Wed 20-Feb-19 21:11:08

Another biggie is the way people treat you when you are fat. Like you're invisible. You're overlooked for promotions, treated inferior etc.

I get more respect at this weight that 3 stone over.

halfwitpicker Wed 20-Feb-19 21:11:23

Than at 3 stone over

feelingverylazytoday Wed 20-Feb-19 21:13:14

I've lost weight twice. The first time (8 years ago) was after family funeral, couldn't do up the button on my size 18 trousers and realized I was the fattest one in the family. The second time was a couple of years ago, I knew I'd been gradually getting bigger, but got on the scales and found out I was only half a stone away from my previous heaviest weight. I was absolutely gutted, but I've lost nearly 5 stone overall, and am at my lightest and fittest since about 20 years ago. And I'm 58, post menopausal, so ladies it can be done.

AlaskanOilBaron Wed 20-Feb-19 21:13:14

Two years ago, I bought some amazing sailor trousers from Zara in a size M and they didn't fit. I decided to diet into them, and now they're too big which is a great source of happiness to me.

They are still my favourite trousers by a country mile,

It's really all about clothes for me.

NCKitten Wed 20-Feb-19 21:18:24

I wrote this four days before Christmas. I have lost about a stone since then (5lbs over Christmas!!). The most shocking thing is that I still eat a fair amount by most people's standards, but I'm losing weight - just goes to show how out of hand my eating had got!

After a pregnancy with ongoing sickness which was only relieved by eating and three months of maternity leave during which I've eaten everything I wanted, I now weigh 103.7kg. Last night I vowed, and promised myself, that I will never weigh this much again. My weight loss journey started today, 21st December. Not after Christmas, not on 1st January, today. I will make sensible food choices, allow myself to get hungry and try to assess whether a healthy person would make the same choice and what a "normal" person would think of my eating. No mad diets, meal plans or calorie counting, just healthier choices and a bit more exercise. It has gone too far - I am 3.5 stone heavier than when I got married 2.5 years ago (and I was overweight/ obese then), I could lose half my bodyweight and still not be underweight, my knees hurt when I go up and down the stairs, my shoulders and neck ache from the weight of my breasts, my legs aren't swollen, they're just fat, I'm a size 20 but that's in Asda's rather generous clothes (I haven't had the guts to check elsewhere), I am at increased risk of developing weight-related illnesses like diabetes, my BMI is one point off the eligibility threshold for weight loss surgery. And most importantly, I have a gorgeous baby boy who needs a healthy, happy mother and role model.

This is my promise to myself. The revolution started today!

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