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A NEW START, AGAIN

How many times do I need to start again before I get the picture.

This morning I went to the extreme of taking my photo in my underwear (not going to share with anyone though), hoping that this will shock me into getting serious about losing my weight.

I had a full physical last week, and a few things have changed, my blood pressure has been normal for a while and still is, although I still take medication to control it, if I could lose the weight I may not need the ...
How many times do I need to start again before I get the picture.

This morning I went to the extreme of taking my photo in my underwear (not going to share with anyone though), hoping that this will shock me into getting serious about losing my weight.

I had a full physical last week, and a few things have changed, my blood pressure has been normal for a while and still is, although I still take medication to control it, if I could lose the weight I may not need the medication. You would think that this would be enough motivation to keep me going. WRONG. My cholesterol is high at 6.1, so the doctor said to lose about 10kg and this should change. I get a full check up every three months so I have three months to lose 10% of my weight. That's doable I think. All the other tests came out normal, my sugar level was normal, my liver, kidneys and other organs all normal, my heart is a bit enlarged but the doctor said that is nothing to worry about, I hope he knows what he is saying.

Other reasons for losing weight, to take the pressure off my feet, so alleviate the pain in my back and my knees. I tore a cartilage in my left knee last year and it is still giving me slight twinges every now and then, so sometimes I am a bit scared about how fast I walk or for how long. Being out of work I cannot afford to go back to the Physio at the moment.

So in conclusion I am healthy, but the weight is stopping me from being even healthier. So this week I have decided that my goal would be to write my thoughts and feelings down in my food journal and find out what is triggering this bad eating problem. I don't binge as such, I just eat the wrong kinds of foods, for example I might have a chocolate bar, I can eat a few biscuits and not the whole packet, I don't eat fried foods, or takeaway. I am finding that since being out of work, I eat more bread which I never did before. So I think that the carbs are a problem, this is another thing to watch this week.














I should make the most of not working, and instead of feeling sorry for myself, use the time to release some energy through exercise. I know that it will make me feel better.

TODAY my weight is 98.3kg, I have gained 1.3kg during the month of March. So that is not good.

So for me it is back to the drawing board, to find something that works, and that I can sustain for a long time.

First up go for my walk this morning, DONE, 45 minutes in the fresh air. It was great this morning because now that daylight savings is over, I actually walked with the sun coming up, it was great. I love walking early in the morning, with the birds waking up and no one around to disturb your peace.

Breakfast was an omelette made with 1 full egg and 2 egg whites, a good protein shot, I think.
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Member Since: 10/24/2011

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Fitness Minutes: 12,755

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My goal is to be 86 kilos by 1st July.

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Walking the dogs: 45 minutes-AM; 45 minutes-PM.

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LOPEYP
1/31/2012 6:53:26 PM

Here's the post about calorie deficits.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_
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1/30/2012 7:27:53 PM

Great job burning off those calories. Keep it up!! emoticon



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WORKTHEGOAL
1/29/2012 12:51:55 PM

By my brief calculations(!), you are well on target with your goal and with just 3 days to go before the end of this months challenge! Keep going you are doing just great!

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WORKTHEGOAL
1/19/2012 2:30:00 PM

My goodness, the 10k goal is not showing off your true potential!!! Looking very good so far. Loving your consistancy every day, and knowing how your body is benefiting from this wonderful form of exercise.

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WORKTHEGOAL
1/9/2012 3:35:00 PM

Busy?! You're telling me - Excellent first week, made some really good steps - keep going.

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