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missedtherainbow Wed 08-Jan-20 07:52:39

I’ve finally decided enough is enough, no more excuses.
I’m grossly overweight and have at least 7st to lose.😪
I packed in the binge eating on the 1st of January and weighed in at 244lbs.
I’ve been going on the exercise bike just 10min at a time to start with (my poor bottom can’t take much longer yet!)
I have weighed myself again today and weigh in at 235lbs and have increased to 12min at a time on the bike.
I really need to do this, for myself and my kids, feeling positive.

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jimmyjo Wed 08-Jan-20 07:54:45

Good luck with your journey, treat yourself to padded shorts , worth every penny 😂😂

claracluck78 Wed 08-Jan-20 08:01:28

Good luck OP

I've got a similar amount to lose after piling on the lbs after 2 hospital stays and not being able to exercise.

I'm taking it in chunks though rather than a massive target. I'm looking at each stone at a time and will be pleased each time I go down a target.

Week one and I'm 6lbs off but suspect that's a lot of retention from Xmas gone and next week will be less. I'm on my feet a lot walking school runs and at work but have also treated myself to a treadmill and an Apple Watch. The gym membership I've only used 3 times in 2019 has also been used more so far in 2020 than it was last year blush

Good luck OP!

Crystal87 Wed 08-Jan-20 08:21:28

Good luck. I'm hoping to lose around 4 stone. It's easier if you break it down and see any loss as an achievement.

Magnificentbeast Wed 08-Jan-20 08:47:24

Good luck Op. Sounds as if you're off to a good start.

I know it's hard but try not to obsess over the numbers on the scales. They're not always the best indicator of how well you're doing. Check in with how you're feeling and maybe how your clothes are fitting. Pay attention to getting enough sleep and staying hydrated too.

sophieg345 Wed 08-Jan-20 09:25:07

well done on your loss so far! how are you doing it food wise?

i have similar to loose (plus some blush) im currently day 3 of calorie counting. hoping to lose atleast 7lb in Jan.

missedtherainbow Wed 08-Jan-20 21:18:19

Thank you everyone and good luck to you all too.
I’m counting calories but not obsessively, I’ll eat as much salad and as many veggies as I want but count calories on everything else.
I have had a really unhealthy relationship with food for years, gorging on family size bags of crisps and chocolate and going straight for food when I’m angry or sad.
I’ve started jumping on the exercise bike or dancing around the room with some weights instead of reaching for the crisps.
I had a packet of crisps at the weekend but one normal sized packet not a multipack to myself!
I hadn’t realised how bad I had become with food but I get anxious and panicky at the thought of eating a piece of fruit or even a bit of tomato as in my head I thought they’d make me sick but the nicest meal I’ve enjoyed so far was 2 pitta breads filled with salad. I’m sure that sounds strange but I really enjoyed them and was so pleased with myself at eating salad that I was on a high for the rest of the day.
I’m just trying to retrain my thinking when it comes to food and making better choices.
I don’t care how long it takes me but I am determined to lose the weight and just generally feel better in myself.
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claracluck78 Thu 09-Jan-20 09:59:01

Well done OP

I know what you mean about reaching for food. My OH and I had got used to having huge packs of crisps or peanuts opened every evening. Crazily, in the last week I haven't had any crisps and I honestly don't miss them. We're giving ourselves a 'treat' on a Sunday evening and will be having a small dark chocolate Green and Black bar each Sunday evening (less than 120 calls) and I'm surprised I have chosen choc and not something savoury.

I'm half a stone down now in a week and so wish I could extrapolate that out and lost 7 stones in 14 weeks!!!!!

Blankiefan Thu 09-Jan-20 10:51:49

I'm you - in six months. I started at 236 pounds (16 stone 12) and I'm currently 170 pounds (12 stone 2). Still 2 and a bit stones to go. It's totally worth the effort. I feel fab and am really enjoying being able to do so much more from a fitness perspective- and having fun with clothes for the first time in forever. I've also just had a wee medical thing and it was delightful not to have to deal with criticism of my weight throughout (this may have just been my perception but if previously always felt that doctors always focuses on my weight as the root of all issues).

It doesn't matter how you do it, the most important thing is to stick at it. If the weight stops shifting, keep on doing the right things. If you slip up, get back to good behaviours immediately (don't weight for Monday/ next week / whenever). Fall in love with the process and it'll be a long term thing.

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