I love reading all your posts! Lovely to know that there are others in the same boat.
This is the year for me to get fit... I don't mind what size I am as long as I have more energy,flexability and strength would be nice too.
I'm going to the gym 3 times a week now, and attempting to walk the other days. I find it hard to keep it up ALL week though! and seem to get totally distracted on the weekends...lol
Food wise I am aiming for 6 small meals.
I'm really glad to see this thread, because diet and excercise always seem a little taboo in these forums, we're all meant to celebrate our size etc...which is a wonderful thing, and self confidence is very important, but so is our health.
I started the new year with a grim determination to get me and my kids fitter and healthier. We are walking a lot more instead of using the car all the time, and eating at least our 5 fruit and veg each day. Crisps, cakes and sweets are out, although the kids have a treat on a saturday. I think we're all feeling the benefit, and I've lost 12lbs so far, without feeling hungry once. I'm never going to be a size 10 (and wouldn't want to be) but I can feel healthier, less tired, and have more energy.
It is a battle, and it's something you must do for YOURSELF, not for anyone else. Good luck guys x
Cathii write: I have been munching on choc and chips and drinking fizzy drinks, and basically just not caring... it is like i go into punishment mode, i need to try and turn my mindset around, so that when things are not good for whatever reason, i can go walking or turn the stereo on full blast and just dance myself stupid looking like the good year blimp in my loungeroom, and sweat it all out, and clear my head.
Anyway back to the start again "sigh"
Don't beat yourself up. You're ten steps ahead just by understanding the need to start again. As jctngirl said earlier, it's a lifelong battle, and we're soldiers in the war for good health.
I think I'd rather be a cheerleader than a soldier though, cos I'd love to wear those silly short skirts!
You might think about starting a food/exercise diary. That way you can track what you're eating, and any emotional issues going on at the time. You may be able to figure out what issues cause you to go off track and think about preventions/solutions.
Jc thankyou, I went to the site u recomended and there are recipes that we dont have the ingredients here, but was thinking substituting, I guess cant hurt.
Substitute away! I'm a vegetarian, so I have to substitute a lot in recipes---otherwise I'd eat the same handful of meals over and over again... For cooking (and not to mention s@x!) the more creativity and improvisation the better!
You are so right, this is a life-long battle. I decided in December (not for New Year's) that I've accumulated more than enough reasons to lose some serious weight. Since then I've done the following:
1) Cook a healthy, low fat, multi-vegetable dinner every night.
2) Increased my exercise to 45 mins a day, 7 days a week.
3) Drink one glass of red wine every night with dinner. Seriously, there's scientific evidence that it increases your metabolism, as well as other good things for the body. Who says you can't have fun losing weight!
1sweetcanderella write: but seriously... i am SOOOOOO, SOOOOOOO tired of fighting this fight!
I think most of us have been fighting this fight for years if not decades, Canderella!
As for me, I cleaned out my cupboards and fridge for the new year and replaced with "heathier" food, and have been making every attempt to get up, get out and keep busy. I've also been trying to plan meals ahead of time to help better control portions and calories, and to keep me away from takeout.
Cathii... as far as cooking, check out cooks .com... It's a great site! Good recipes with few recipes and easy to follow instructions.Great for those of us with limited time!
1sweetcanderella write: i'm glad you asked jct.. :) i've been working hard on that... i was sick for awhile 2 years ago and found out i have diabetes... and because "diets" have never worked for me i made a lifestyle change and took off 90 lbs... this last year i slowly put back on almost 30 of it.... i became really afraid for myself... i couldn't seem to find the discipline i needed... i started to deal with a lot of inner turmoil over the holidays because it... when i saw the family pics from thanksgiving, one of which is my photo posted here, (i'm keepin' it real, we're all friends here right?) i could almost see myself the way i did before i lost the weight... made me cry......i've taken 10 of the 30 off and i am back to walking and making the changes i've needed to make... it is such a battle... has always been a battle... i guess we all need a cause to fight for... lol... gotta keep it in check... but seriously... i am SOOOOOO, SOOOOOOO tired of fighting this fight!
I understand that this is a serious matter.. but to lighten your mood ... a suggestion. find a toy ( a guy) and make sure you ride at least 3 times a day. does great for carteo hehehe.