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Re: Internal battles re: weight!!

Postby stressball » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:58 pm

Hey DeadAlready,

Thank you very much for your reply :) Well at the moment I'm doing 3 hours exercise a week, it seems pretty manageable at the moment, i dont actually look any different yet (prob too early to tell lol) but I do feel better in myself, and I can actually feel the worry about my body image decreasing just a tiny bit!! I now also wait until I'm hungry before I eat (I usually just eat out of boredom or because everyone else is!) which i think has made a difference so hopefully start as I mean to go on eh!

May I ask how you're doing, you sound so level-headed in your advice :)

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Re: Internal battles re: weight!!

Postby DeadAlready » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:20 pm

Three hours is good going! :) What is it you're doing? You might not notice even the first stone in weight making a difference to you when you look in the mirror but you can bet everyone else will!

It was a year last month I changed my eating habbits and I've lost 65lbs I'm almost nine stone. Sounds pretty heafty but it came off slowly and steadily which is important.
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Re: Internal battles re: weight!!

Postby stressball » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:24 pm

I'm doing a mixture of fast walking (as long as I'm getting out of breath and sweaty I count it in) and aerobics (a workout dvd i dusted off!) it seems quite manageable at the moment...thinking of upping it to 4 hours if i dont see any results soon :)

That's brilliant, losing 65lbs is a major accomplishment, well done :) I bet you're pleased with it :) wish i could lose that much...although I know losing it slowly is the best way as you said! :)

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Re: Internal battles re: weight!!

Postby Bel Bel » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:21 pm

Don't forget when you build muscle the weight won't necessarily come off as muscle is heavier than fat but you will be getting thinner
With excercise it is better to measure yourself in some key areas. Then only measure yourself again a week later and keep a little chart.If your happy to go to 4 hours thats fine but don't push too far or you may give up, 3 hours is reasonable and if you are only eating when hungry the only other thing you can llok at is what it is you are actually putting in your mouth

change full fat drinks for diet versions
if you eat crisp either cut them out or buy multi packs as there are less crisps per bag than individual bags
check out the calories on your sweets/treats and make alternative choices. A mars bar has 280 calories where as a flake is only 170
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Re: Internal battles re: weight!!

Postby Peanut1977 » Thu May 28, 2009 8:27 pm

Hiya, I can certainly relate. A month ago I was 12 stone 2lbs (and am 5"4) and now I'm 11'6. I've been doing weight watchers - I'm not here to promote it but tbh it has worked an absolute treat for me. The thing that's different about it is that it shows you exactly what you were putting into your mouth before and how easy it is to pile the pounds on without even realising. I'm sat here on my second glass of wine (naughty!) and have just had an almond slice - all within my daily points allowance. When you do exercise but continue to eat the way you have been you get de-motivated when it doesn't fall off as you think you're doing everything you should be. Although you are eating a lot of fruit and veg, it could be the little extras you're eating that you dont' even consider: I didn't realise for example that even putting pumpkin seeds on a flippin' salad was about 3 points (you're allowed approx. 20 a day). Instead it teaches you to eat a lower fat variety of food. You will see WW posters in doctors surgeries which I love as it is an educational, healthy way of losing weight. You learn about fat, metabolism and all that shabang along with learning to cook (which never happened before!) Give it a go you have absolutely nothing to lose. I'm doing it on my own after trying to lose weight for over a year and nothing working. This is easy to follow and the weekly trips to the meetings keep you motivated. If you're the kind of person who doesn't want to cut out their fave snacks and meals and needs a bit of motivation (as most of us do), I highly recommend it. Good luck to you! :D
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Re: Internal battles re: weight!!

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Fri May 29, 2009 9:25 am

Yea my mam did weightwatchers and lost loads of weight (it's all back on now "because I'm too depressed about my job to get off my ass and loose weight" - I'm FED up of hearing it). She gets a weeks holiday/flexi off every 5 to 6 weeks; I push 4 weeks a year, when I was a student in a supermarket I got 5 weeks :(. C'est la vie. Anyway back to point, my mam did it, the thing with weight watchers is you get an "allowance" each day/week and you can still have some junk food. I think the point about diets is not to cut all the junk out, it's to cut it down, you eat healthy and then still enjoy a few treats, that way it doesn't seem like a bad diet.

My mam also watched the programme on during the week about "10 ways to loose weight" or something - they had a woman on, at the end of they day she said what she'd eaten (she did this for a week) then the next week she wrote down immediately what she'd ate once (for a week) - they evaluated it and in the first week she only actually said about 35% of what she'd actually ate, and in the second week she managed to write down just over 50% of what she ate...the specialist woman said most people "forget" about 60% of what they eat...be it all the small snacks or "that bit of fruit which will be healthy" - according to weight watchers "some" fruits have a lot of points in them, because they are full of natrual sugars - you'd be amazed actually.
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