Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Wanting to change but not sure how



I'm overweight, actually scrap that I am obese and something needs to be done. Something needs to change my diet needs to be better and I need to start exercising again. The trouble is since I fell pregnant with Blake in 2014 my healthy eating and exercising has gone to pot. 

I have tried but seem to give in after a few days when the chocolate cravings come and I end up pigging out, as for exercise again I have tried however since having a C-section I have found that doing an exercise DVD at home would cause me pain around my stomach area. 




At my heaviest 



My weight has always been up and down most of my life at my heaviest I was a size 24 and at my slimmest a size 12/14. I'm now a size 18/20 which is the size I've been mostly at. However I'm not happy, I don't like what I see in the mirror and I want to be a lot more healthier and be able to run around after my son and have a lot more energy. 

But what do you do when you feel you are stuck and really don't know how to get out of the bad habits that you have formed. I'm uncomfortable in what I wear and totally self conscious that people are looking at me.  



At my slimmest 


When I was at my heaviest I wasn't happy and just like now I feel that I was getting into bad habits. I eventually realised enough was enough and in 2013 I embarked on my slimming world journey where from January 2013 -March 2014 I lost 6 stone 2lb . I was the happiest and healthiest then, I had so much more energy and was happier in how I looked especially in what I wore and confidence seemed to excel too. 

I then fell pregnant and found the best way to prevent morning sickness was to not get even slightly hungry so was constantly eating the wrong things. I decided that while I was pregnant I was just going to eat what I wanted and then get back to slimming world after my 6 week check once baby was here.



Now
It didn't work that way I have tried going back to slimming world 3 times since having Blake and not been able to stick at it like I had done previously the motivation just isn't there. So now I'm at a point where I want to change but am unsure how.



27 comments:

  1. Good luck with your weight loss journey. I've heard so many good things about Slimming World :).

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  2. I've never done slimming world but the meal ideas sound so good. We just try and eat healthier alternatives xx

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  3. I always find it best to have a good fitness programme. Last year i lost 5kg by just doing fitness classes every day for a few months. Did no dieting at all. If you are having trouble sticking with Slimming World I would suggest a good fitness programme.

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  4. Gaining weight is so easy though - don't beat yourself up! I know I gained a lot of weight while doing my masters, but the important thing is to know you can lose it all again! All it takes is that one day of healthy eating, that turns into a week, a month and eventually years. You look great but if you really feel unhappy with yourself, you can DEFINITELY do it! x

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  5. Ive been there for a while, myself... It wasn't until I gave up red meat (I only have chicken or turkey now), only brought tomato soup and bread with me for lunch at work, and started drinking sparkling water instead of Vimto or Coke that I started to lose weight.

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  6. I think as a mum it's often really hard because we spend so long focusing on our little ones. I hope you find a plan that works for you and helps you to be who you want to be x

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  7. I feel your pain! My diet is terrible and exercise is something I periodically go in and out of. Food is such a comfort thing for me, but I know that's not good. You look lovely but if you're not comfortable how you are then think about how amazing you felt when you had worked hard and lost weight. Try and focus on the long term goal and take each day at a time x

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  8. You must just do what works for you lovely. I really love treats in the evening and the trouble for me is i am eating the treats but I am not doing any exercise as the moment. The weather really puts me off going for an evening run. I am so looking forward to some better weather. Actually I found some great fitness routines on youtube which I should start but I too am lacking motivation at the moment. I hope you find something that works for you and I hope I get my fitness motivation back soon xxx

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  9. You definitely have to find something that you like and stick to it. It is so hard though. I find as soon as I say I'm on a diet, all I can think about is food!

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  10. Aww bless you love, start simple and small. You can make minor changes that won't feel like you're dieting or cutting back

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  11. Weight is something that I feel everyone battles with. I like to just get out and walk, and enjoy nature. Also, planning meals out for the week helps me not to snack, etc.

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  12. Losing weight is SO hard. After having Bella I managed to lose 3 stone but it didn't come easy and I had to work at it every day. Maybe try setting yourself some mini goals to get you started as it can be very overwhelming! Good luck! x

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  13. I totally know how you feel. I lost loads of weight with slimming world about 4 years' ago then put it all back on and I've been struggling ever since. Some is general self control but others is just not knowing what to do x

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  14. Aw good luck with the journey and losing weight is hard, but I am sure you can do it - go you and stay motivated :) x

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  15. Loosing weight is not easy, I am not sure how either as I have PCOS and its not easy at all. I am trying to eat better, exercising and having goals too.

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  16. I think many of us lose some of the motivation to eat well during pregnancy, and have a lot less time for it after! Best of luck finding a plan that works for you.

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  17. You are so brave for sharing this post - I know how you feel and can only say take one day at a time. Make a small change every day. Kaz x

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  18. I was the same when I got pregnant if my stomach needed food I felt sick it's awful isn't it. The problem is you will pile on the pounds. I now power walk regularly and find it's helping.

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  19. I can understand how you feel. For me the motivation comes from not wanting to keep looking at the same reflection in the mirror. I want to feel better about myself and that keeps me going. It is tough though x

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  20. I feel your pain. It's difficult to get the momentum to start making those long term changes, but the best thing and the one I can personally attest to is to think of making small changes daily - swapping foods, starting with walking, etc. It's not easy though. Good luck! x

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  21. Best of luck with your weightloss journey. Hard work pays off :)

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  22. I found getting in the right mindset and losing weight is so hard and I can completely relate to how you feel, . Good luck with your weight loss journey x

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  23. Good luck with your journey, something that I found effective was changing the size of my plates + portion sizes. I hate exercise and this helped a little without being too difficult to do x

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  24. Weight loss is a long step-by-step process where each part is very important.
    -healty food
    -sports activities
    -healthy mind
    -lack of stress

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  25. Wishing you all the luck on your journey, I've just re-joined slimming world. I hope this time I stick to it.

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  26. I'm the same as you - I really just need some motivation x

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  27. It's hard to lose weight. I don't have any motivation to lose weight. I only have to lose 4 kg but to be honest I am loving food too much.

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