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Weight loss win
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Couchpotato3 · 08/03/2019 11:57

Just need to post this somewhere as I don't want to share IRL - too much pressure, unwanted comments etc.

I have been overweight for years and finally decided to take myself in hand last year. I set a goal of losing 22% of my body weight (required to get myself back into the healthy BMI zone).

I've taken it very steadily, increased my activity levels, haven't particularly changed my diet (as I know I won't be able to sustain it long term) - just tried to be sensible about portion sizes, stop eating when I'm full, avoid comfort eating if possible.

Anyway, today I've achieved one third of my weight loss goal. I feel healthier - less puffed on stairs etc, my clothes are noticeably looser (not yet at the stage where I feel ready to drop a size or buy new stuff, but at least I can fit in the things I have), and I feel that I can keep going. This has taken me 9 months, and I've had a few set-backs along the way. The latest push has been on the back of being quite ill, and losing some weight as a result, but hey, I'm not knocking it - just hope I can keep it off when I'm feeling better.

Thanks for reading.
Maybe I should change my username...

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RavenLG · 08/03/2019 13:22

Well done OP! I need some of your determination! It's a great thing you've done and it seems like you've got the power to keep going! Hoping you reach your goal soon (in a 'healthy' weight loss timeline soon that is!!)

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TheRealHousewifeofCheshire · 08/03/2019 13:56

Well done OP huge achievement

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TinselAndKnickers · 08/03/2019 13:57

Congrats OP! Thanks

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Gingerkittykat · 08/03/2019 14:02

Well done, keep going. It doesn't matter how slowly you do it, we all have setbacks and the important thing is to keep going afterwards.

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Spicylolly · 08/03/2019 14:27

Well done! Awesome work x 👍👍👍👍

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Couchpotato3 · 08/03/2019 15:38

Thank you everyone.

The reality is that I have very poor self-control around food etc, but by being fairly forgiving of myself and allowing myself to have bad days etc but plodding on and accepting that it's going to take a while, maybe years, to get where I'm going, it has enabled me to keep going.

Good luck to fellow travellers x

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