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I'm turning 30 in 18 weeks, 1 day, 13 hours, 53 minutes and 3 seconds.

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PeppaJetta Sat 13-Aug-16 11:24:37

And I'm still fat.

I just did one if those countdown to your birthday things and this realisation has hit me like a ton of bricks.

I need to change and I'm going to use this thread to do it.

Bit of background:

I was a fat child - my parents told me I would get slimmer as I got older. Grow in to it. After all my elf maiden sisters, svelte mother and tall mountain of a father ate the same huge portions as I did and they were slim.

I was a fat teenager - After trying every diet under the sun I still managed to get fatter once I stopped. I wasn't worried though, after all I opulent possibly still be fat when I was in my 20's would I?

Today - Yup. I'm still fat.

And I've just realised I am about to enter another era of life still hating myself, still being unhealthy.

I don't exercise, at all. The last time I tried to join a gym I had a panic attack during the induction and thought I'd die because my heart was beating so fast. Including grasping at the uber fit trainer and clutching at my chest. I was fine. That was embarrassing.

I eat crap. Lots of crap. Crisps, biscuits, chocolate, bread and butter...you get the idea.

I am NOT going to hit 30 still feeling like this. I have to change.

I have a gorgeous DP (God knows how), dd 3 (who I never want to be fat like me) and ds 17 weeks.

I want to be able to cuddle DP without feeling shame at how my wobbly bits must feel or wince that he can't get his arms around me easily.

I want to be able to chase my daughter or bounce my son without feeling like a red faced horror.

I've joined slimming world online and I'm just about to weigh myself for the first time in years.

PeppaJetta Sat 13-Aug-16 11:44:32

14 stone 13 pounds.

Ouch.

Right I've got 18 weeks to make at the very least a jolly good lot of progress towards being healthier/slimmer.

My checklist for today:

1. Absorb the sw website.

2. Make a menu plan/shopping list.

3. Nip down town to get a wii/ wii fit board.

PeppaJetta Sat 13-Aug-16 13:30:13

What a cunty board!

Why did it have to make my mii fat?

Ooooooh game on you little shit.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sat 13-Aug-16 13:37:06

?? confused not sure what your final post is all about but I kinda like it. I feel your fire!

Good for you for going for it! I am 15 stone some so know how you feel. I do a lot of exercise. I did slimming world at the end of last year and lost 8lb in the first 4 weeks, but most people I've read about have lost much more. So that's good for the motivation, getting off to a good start smile

Good luck!

PeppaJetta Sat 13-Aug-16 13:55:13

Sorry about that grin

Re: cunty board.

I bought a Nintendo wii fit board.

When you turn it on a talking board on the screen appears too.

It asks you to make a representation of yourself ( a mii) So you choose hair, eye colour etc.

Then it weighed me and made my mii fat.

Little git.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sat 13-Aug-16 14:07:38

Haha oh god! What a bastard.

I thought you meant this board was cunty as you hadn't had any replies! But thought that would be a bit OTT hence the confused 😄

PeppaJetta Sat 13-Aug-16 14:12:58

Haha, I'm not quite that needy grin

I thought using this thread to motivate myself would be a good idea.

Others can join in if they want to for the next 18 weeks but I promise not to call anyone names if they don't want to.

wink

Aoibhe Sat 13-Aug-16 14:15:32

Wow, I was you 2 years ago shock right down to the 3 yo dd, the newborn DS. Something inside me finally clicked and now I'm slim.

It's such a cliche, but it really has to be something you do for the rest of your life; a new way of eating and regular exercise. There's no 'secret' - you just need to eat less of what you did when you were overweight and exercise too.

Your 30th is a great incentive to do this. I bitterly regret spending my 20's as overweight but 30's are still young smile
You can look and feel amazing. If I had known how quickly the weight comes off, I probably would have done it years earlier. Most was actually gone in the first 6 months.

I have no experience of Slimming world but I've heard great success stories. I think a lot involves cooking from scratch which isn't a bad thing. I used MFP in the early days as I was clueless about portion sizes and calories.

Good luck!

achangeisgonnacome Sat 13-Aug-16 14:18:10

Hi Peppa I'm 50 in 23w 4 d 10 hrs 47 mins. Would you mind if I joined you?

Determined to be Fit at Fifty, rather than Fat

Not getting hung about weight, just know that I need to exercise more and eat healthier.

Aoibhe Sat 13-Aug-16 14:18:38

I meant to add that I couldn't have done it without a double pram to get me out pounding the pavements with dd and ds. I used an out n about nipper double, you can get good deals second hand. I don't care how ridiculous my 3 and then 4 year old giant looked in it, it made me skinny grin 😝

PeppaJetta Sat 13-Aug-16 14:22:10

Wow that's really motivating Aoibhe, amazing well done!

I think I have had my click moment. I'm focus Unknown the 30th birthday for motivation but I want this to be a permanent change.

I'm going to cook the first spaghetti bolognaise I've ever made from scratch tonight.

I had a mix of chopped up fruit for breakfast and soup & roll for lunch.

My shopping trolley looked completely different. Lush vegetables and bright fruit. It looked healthy.

I was almost smug grin

Fingers crossed its not a complete disaster grin

PeppaJetta Sat 13-Aug-16 14:22:59

*focusing on the 30th birthday!

ChicagoDolls Sat 13-Aug-16 14:24:00

Hi can I join? I'm 40 in 21 weeks and 18 stone blush
I bought a Fitbit yesterday & enjoying logging my food, already done 6k steps smile

ChicagoDolls Sat 13-Aug-16 14:25:12

Ps I was 10 stone 10 years ago but dc, divorce etc bad eating habits crept in

PeppaJetta Sat 13-Aug-16 14:25:53

Absolutely achangeisgonnacome, more the merrier!

I'm trying to visualise what being healthy will be like.

I very much want to be swanning around in the future, maybe snacking on something vegetabley, knowing I can run from a tiger if I need to grin

PeppaJetta Sat 13-Aug-16 14:30:16

ChicagoDolls Of course smile

Well done on the 6k steps!

A pedometer came with the wifi fit board. I'll slap it on tomorrow and see how many I can get in without collapsing!

The cunty board actually was very nice to me earlier as I did 30 minutes of mostly gentle exercises on it.

PeppaJetta Sat 13-Aug-16 17:11:54

That went well!

Nothing burnt, I actually had fun cooking it (well cut my finger chopping the veg but I'll get better at it grin)

And it tastes great, dp and dd loved it.

Really excited for the rest if the weeks food now!

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