I found you! You lot dropped off my 'I'm on' threads and I had to hunt you out
Oh bonkey hope you feel better soon (again) that it absolute rubbish.
My new years resolution is to get over the MH problems I'm dealing with which are rubbish and life limiting at the minute. I've started with a CBT therapist and really need to sort myself out. Let 2013 be the year I deal with all that and get on with living life without worry. My new years resolution last year was to lose the baby weight - I'm 4/5 there now so I think I managed that one pretty well!
Oh lollipop sorry about your exbf problems. Btw I'll join you on the rock and roll front - I'll be reading my book and in bed by 10pm!
Was thinking I actually haven't been too bad over christmas. I had a baked potato on christmas day instead of roasties and no pudding. I have had chocolate but tried not to go too OTT. I've been eating more than normal for sure but also I've done some exercising to try to counteract it and I know it's just a temporary thing, I'm not going to have a diet like this all year. Overall, this is a great change from last christmas. I have even allowed some photos to be taken of me (usually I shy away in embarrassment of how fat I look) although tbh I still look fat, just more chubby than obese IYKWIM. Makes me realise how big I must've been before though considering how big I still look
reastie I think you've done amazingly. It would have been easy to make excuses and give up but you didn't. Considering what you've had to deal with I think you should be really proud of yourself. I hope you begin to get better next year and well done on the cbt.
How did you all guess? Silly thread about sock puppeting reastie, I wonder how many people actually manage their new year's resolutions? Very few I bet. I think you've proved you can do anything if you put your mind to it. I wonder if there is a support thread for you to deal with your other issues as well? (but don't leave us!!)
Happy new year everyone. I stick to resolutions because I make them achievable (although one if my aims for last year was to learn to read music, and I started my own business instead). I am very determined once I set my mind on something you may have noticed So, this year, toning up and a successful business, and dragging TheOneWithTheHair out into the sunshine as much as possible. Sounds achievable, I might even learn to read music too.
So today is Day 1, and this is my year. My year to lose this weight, my year to get a job I'll enjoy, better myself, and generally be the best person i CAN BE.
So, on the weight loss front - I'm planning to go skating on Thursday, and look into going to the local running track soon, as I think the concession card I'll have for swimming works there too. All of that, plus swimming should help me shift the pounds.
Lv - I'm also a 5ft er. I think the low end of bmi must make you v slim. Think 9 - 9.5 stone would be fine. Though still a v long way off.
Reastie - sounds like you have a plan.
Welcome back spb
Imst and hair - does it help having someone in rl to work with? You're both v focussed. Imst - what's The closest you've been to 9stone? I was about 10 stone at uni, and was def curvy, but didn't look too overweight.
So my ny was a bit of a disaster. I am a moderate drinker and know my limits. But not last night. I drank so much that I fell asleep on ds2's bed, woke and puked all over it and him. Had to be undressed by friend and put to bed in her bed. (Kids were sleeping there while we went to the pub). Have been in bed all day, still being sick. Mean time v cross Dh has been left washing, drying and ironing all their sheets. Not one to be proud of. However I saw the silver lining... And am able to record a 1lb loss. 11.6. Even if just for today.
I'm sorry but I'm and giggling at this talk of 9 stone - I think last time I saw such a number on the scales I was about 13! I don't think I'll ever get there but in the long run I would absolutely love to get to 11 stone or thereabouts as then I'd be tilting on the high range of 'normal' (and for me I think I'd look relatively slim at that weight. Still got around half a stone before I get to 'overweight' from obese though
lollipop hope you reach your march aim. Good luck on the running
SPB you are really confusing me now with your nn changes - they'll have to invent a sign for you so you can be all Prince the artist formally known as like and just be known by that
Hair hope you feel better soon
eighty oh dear. I hope you had a good time at least to see in the new year.
I've been starving today. I think it's because I have to get used to eating properly again. It shouldn't take too long though hopefully.
I took the younger dcs for a walk along the river today so sticking to my plan of getting out more.
eighty I can't speak for IMST but I've found it has helped me loads to have a rl friend to do this with. Especially as she's on here too. I'm not sure I'd have stuck with it so long and I'd have definitely have been less honest iyswim?
Do you know what I'm finding is actually making things easier? Not having someone telling me I'm beautiful as I am. It was lovely, but it meant I sort of slacked off a bit - he said he'd hate it if I dropped below a size 10. I'm sure he was helping me sabotage myself (going for lunch at places where healthy options are few and far between, and saying "you've been to the gym, you need to eat something substantial to get your energy back")... I realize I have complete free will, but he really didn't help my lack of willpower!
Oh eighty! But morenfool your dh for ironing! Lv what size are you now? You posted a photo of you going to a wedding a little while ago didn't you? Would have put you much above a 14 then. Diet restarts in earnest tomorrow. Have been dreadful. Will give it a week or two before I get weighed and asses the damage
I'm a 16, and probably near the top end of that, at least on the bottom. The top half I can wear a 14 in some shops, it's my waist/hips/thighs that are the 16. I think swimming and skating will soon tone them up though
Yeah I like how Hair and IMST have got it too, wish some of you lived my way! Every time I talk to rl friend about weight loss she turns weird and without saying it outright, everything is a competition so I don't talk about it to her anymore. I end up defensive and failing!
I like having Hair to confess chat to IRL as well as on here, certainly keeps me on the straight and narrow. Eightytwenty, the last time I was 10 6 (my current weight) was when I got married, the last time I was below 10st was when I was working 15 hour days, doing A levels, getting 5 hours a night sleep back in the day... a few years back. I've been digging party dresses from 10 13 years ago out from the back of the wardrobe and finding them a bit loose One of these days I'll brave trying on my wedding dress. I never thought that would ever fit again.