someone tell me the wonderful things I can do when I've lost the weight!!!!(59 Posts)
Right, started a juice fast last monday (so on day 8). Wobbled and had salad twice for the simple reason I was going to flake out! However by weigh in yesterday had lost 11lbs but today I am famished! I only have to do this until friday. Then I move onto a low fat version of the 5-2 diet. I want to lose about 8 stone so it has to be drastic. But I'm struggling. All I can think of is a squushy bun with ham and salad
Please regail me with how wonderful I'll feel thin, how much more energy etc.
Thought of another one today. I was at a family occassion. The dreaded line of 'lets get a picture of you all'.
When I am thin I shall stand in the middle of photos andnot and hide behind everyone else. (Difficult to do when you're 5ft 10 and most of your female relations are at least 6 inches shorter and 5 dress sizes thinner)
Go down water shoots (DSIS decided she might get stuck and contented herself with laughing at my big splash instead). I'm a large sized 16 and well over my ideal weight being a short arse, so I make a good splash.
I've started eating a low/no fat diet this week with juicing on 2 days. Put a pound back on but he going from a liquid diet to solids i was expecting that. hoping todays and thursdays juicing helps put it back down again.
WinchesterWife it's funny you saying that about photos. I've recently lost 5 stones. I used to hide from the camera, now I'm always asking DH to take photos of me because I still can't believe how good I look. Weightloss has made me rather vain I'm afraid .
My physical confidence is back. I love how I can walk into a boutique clothes shop and find something that suits my personal style. Before I dressed to hide and wore clothes I didn't actually like. Now I can dress the way I like and I am now expressing my true personality more. It's fun!
I'm starting tomorrow. Have done my new shopping and am ready to roll. I also have about 8 stone to lose.
For the last two weeks I was on a fab holiday, on a ship with formal evenings, buffets, afternoon tea, the works. I had a great time except;
- all lifts were mirrored. I spent 14 days pulling at my clothes and trying to disappear when anyone else got in.
- I had a big round red sweaty face for the fortnight which does nothing for the self esteem.
- I hated going up to get food in the buffet even when it was for the children. I felt so self conscious.
- and even when tarted up in my posh frock, I looked shit and felt it.
It just dawned on me then when I was feeling really down, that it doesn't have to be like this. I feel like I've been written off at rising 42 but it doesn't have to be. And in addition, short term goals don't work, too much room for failure. There is no point worrying about the wedding I'm going to next month. I'm now focussing on this time next year.
But here's the thing that really got to me. My 5yo and her cousin spent the whole holiday singing a song from Matilda called When I Grow Up. It made me cry because I want to see my children grow up, and I'm beginning to realise that, in my current state, I might not
GwendolineMaryLacey I was a 41.5 year old mum of 3.5 yo DD when I startd my weightloss journey (I had 6 stones to lose, have lost 5). That was early last year. I too cried when I realised I might not see my daughter grow into adulthood. What a motivation that was! Good luck, you can do it!
WinchesterWife you and I are the same height, and over the past decade I have slowly rolled the pounds on, gone up two dress sizes and have found difficulties with my health, and also like you have decided to do something about it.
So my aim is to:
Not hide from the camera
Get back into my biker leathers
Feel even fabbier
Not avoid my reflection in mirrors and windows
Become Fabulous permanently !
What has helped me enormously to succeed in my aim is this website ::
There is a massive amount of information on there re nutrition and health conditions, which makes sense and has helped me to understand much of what was happening to me, and just how disciplined I need/am determined to be to make things work.
I love your positivity OP and I wish you all the best
Agghh - forgot to click the linky thing!!!
Shimmering, I'm sorry to say that website is full of scaremongering pseudoscience, and there is a complete lack of evidence for its claims. I don't think it has a place on this thread.
Eggs Thankyou for your comment, and I would be interested if you could please expand on it some more.
But I have to say it has helped me identify and break my absolute, and I mean absolute addiction to sugar, and in doing so I have lost more than 2 stone in weight so far. I have more energy, less pain, and feel a fair bit better about myself.
I certainly didn't intend to to offend or mislead anyone, and still hope it can be of use to others, no matter how small.
I'm a size 8 or 10 and this is what keeps me on the straight and narrow ...
Clothes. I adore clothes and spend £££ on them. There is not much nicer than being able to buy what you want
Vests. I like being able to wear vest tops and not worry about my arms
Belts. I like to wear funky belts on show
Short skirts - I like having slim legs
Those all sound rather vain but they're personal to me. It's also important to me that I give myself the best chance of good health in the future. Of course you can't safe guard against everything but by being a normal weight you can reduce or even eliminate some diseases.
I think life is possibly too short to be shortening it even further by eating cake and being very overweight.
Shimmering - that website reads like pure snake oil to me. It's very spammy indeed and full of whacky nonsense
Not having to wear long vest tops under tshirts incase they ride up and show my stomach
Being able to wear whatever I want and feel confident and not feel like people are judging me
Look my age rather than much older
Gain confidence and hopefully ease my anxiousness
Be confident enough to talk to people and make friends
Wear swim wear without a sarong or towel around me to walk around
Not get sweaty when I go out
Not get out of breath easily
Have loads of energy
Ooh, I can relate to so many of these comments (but still frightened of cameras.). I had a really good moment today I thought I'd share.
Got into a lift with a mirror today and saw a skinny person in skinny jeans and got such a buzz when I realised it was me!
A year ago I used to sometimes catch sight of a fat and frumpy woman in a shop window and get depressed when I realised it was me.
I have lost 50lbs since then. BMi is 24 and I just have another 7lbs to go to meet target weight.
That is brilliant JohnnyDeppsfuturewife Well done!
The main reason I stay slim : to avoid joint pain.
Work out how much you need / want to lose.
Load that weight into a rucksack on the bathroom scales (tins of food and books are good)
Pick it up and carry it around the house for 5 minutes
Now take it off
how fantastic does that lightened load feel?
Now imagine feeling that way ALL THE TIME
OK found my original post about this:
These are my reasons for losing weight, feel free to add your own:
Reasons I want to lose weight, in no particular order:
- Health, worry about having a minor/major health scare in 10 years. Heart, joints, diabetes
- Wedding in October, I promised myself I would
- I can never find anyhing nice to wear, everything is a compromise
- I have a wardrobe full of clothes I never wear but won't throw out because I'll be that size again soon
- When I walk my thighs rub together at the top, so every pair of trousers quickly goes bobbly at the top
- At this size I don't feel 'normal', I feel like an outsider somehow
- I worry I sweat and smell more at this size (this is not something I have noticed in others, but am paranoid about it in me)
- I sat on a garden chair at mum and dad's last summer and broke it
- I now hve to consider whether something will take my weight before I sit down
- I generally feel as though I am a successful person and can do what I put my mind to - this makes me feel like a failure
- I am in denial about how I look. I don't have low self esteem, in general I have high self esteem. This causes me to overlook how I really look and am.
- DH is worried about me - I can see that he is trying to tell me I am too fat for my own good without offending me
- A frivolous one - you know those tacky tasteful sorts of events where youre getting a matching group top (think hen nights). And you get asked what size you are. Or worse, Are you S,M,L and you say L cringeing at the thought you'll probably still not squeeze into it
Can I just point out my thighs no longer rub, I can pretty much wear what I want and I am no longer scared for my health - I have a very normal BMI
And at the wedding i'd gon from a size18-20 so a 16-comfortable 18.
I am now a 14 or a 12 in most things
Sorry, this isn't just me boasting. 2 years ago I had NEVER successfully dieted. No exaggeration. I literally could not get to grips with not being able to stuff myself with what I wanted, when I wanted. I made no actual link between the amount of food I put in my mouth and the weight I was. I have realised that I spent every day uncomfortably bloated - when I eat too much now I regret it the next day for this reason. That was my "normal" - I had no idea what bloated was.
If I can do it, anyone can.
I have had 2 days with my 3 DCs doung things I wouldnt have done 6 weeks ago. This morning we spent 2 hourson the beach. I was running and...get this...laughing and enjoying my children. I feel happier with only a stone gone (extra pound gone again woop!) So iI'll be apoplectic with joy when the next 7 come off. Slow and steady to 'Fabbier not Flabbier!'
You've lost a stone! That's brilliant, congratulations! keep at it
That's brilliant keep at it
what a lovely thing to read OP that you were running and laughing with your children....it's put a smile on my face too!
Well done re the weight loss - doesn't it feel fabulous!
Thank you it feels great
My son said yesterday 'Mammy, your smile has got bigger' made me tear up a bit (sniff).
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