Post # 1
This thread is for my own purpose, but goodness knows we all need support, so feel free to join in.
I want to feel happy in my body.
I want to be able to walk around a normal amount without being shattered.
I want to stop sweating at every miniscule amount of heat or movement.
I want to be proud of my achievements when meeting old aquaintances, not ashamed of my weight.
I want to be able to take funny pictures like people my age rather than being terrified.
I want to enjoy the pictures of my birthday night out instead of sitting resisting the urge to untag myself from each and every one.
I want to be able to wear pretty clothes.
I want to look gorgeous on my wedding day.
I want to be able to buy clothes from normal shops.
I want to be able to sit in a chair, or on an aeroplane seat etc without worrying that the seatbelt won’t fit, etc.
I want to have the self-confidence to go out there and do all the things I feel my weight is stopping me from doing.
I want to have more stamina.
I want to stop hating myself.
I want to be fit and healthy.
Most of all, I want to stop being afraid.
Post # 3
Small steps – every little effort you make towards your goals is worthwhile. Every crumb of physical activity makes you stronger. Ever wise food choice makes you more beautiful. Throw away guilt about the set-backs, focus on every victory – however small it may seem.
May I recommend sparkpeople.com? It is completely free and the folks there are so supportive. Forums, and tons of articles and videos to help. And plenty of success stories for inspiration. They helped me lose a ton a weight. Yes it took quite some time and I had many small set-backs but slowly I learned to STOP dieting and make healthy lifestyle choices.
You absolutely can do it! I totally believe in you! YOU ARE WORTH THE EFFORT!
Post # 4
to be able to make my pants last longer. Now my thights rub together and wear down the jeans.
Post # 5
I want to be able to sit down and tie my shoes without feeling my gut get in the way and get out of breath. I want to be healthy I want to feel sexy I want to love my body instead of hating it
Post # 6
@trueblue14: Thank you, honestly.
Last week, bad points:
- It was my birthday, and I was out nearly every night, drinking bad bad cocktails and food, lots and lots of food,
- Fiance got me a coffee maker for my birthday, which was very sweet, but milky, sugar filled drinks are not good. I really need to start drinking black coffee.
Last week, good points:
- I bought healthy food and have started researching recipes to start making healthy choices
- I actually didn’t enjoy most of the unhealthy food I ate last week. I think if I was fitter and healthier, I would enjoy the occassional treat more.
Action plan for next week:
- Smaller portions
- At least 10 minutes on my exercise bike each day – no excuses for 10 minutes!
- No snacking!
- Join back up to MyFitnessPal, it really helped me last time but I lasted a week, made a bad choice and then quit.
And to motivate myself, here is a hideous full body shot. I never take pictures of myself, and I can’t escape how big I’ve let myself get when I look at this.
Post # 7
I like to add sugar free- syrup to my coffee and blend it with ice. Also, splenda makes a 0cal coffee powder creamer. I am more of a tea drinker personally, but I will have a coffee a few times a week
Post # 8
@Mrs.SleepyKitty: I’ve written letters to myself like this before trying to lose weight. Usually I don’t end up reading them again til I find them randomly. Its pretty emotional either way.
I am now ten pounds from my goal. What I want is to maintain the weight I’ve lost wether I get to my goal or not.
I want to make sure I stick to eating healthier because it is better for me. I’m glad I found the fitness boards here. I have lost 6 pounds since I started participating in the challenges. It would have been really difficult to lose those pounds without the support, I was starting to loose hope that I could ever get down to the 160’s and stay there. Now I’ve been there for 2 months!!
I’m hoping the fitness boards will help me get through the next hurdle and the scariest one, getting out of the 160’s. Once I do that I will be on pins and needles nervous about gaining it all back. I’ve never succesfully stayed in the 150’s for more than a few months in my adult life. Here’s to hoping I can change that!