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Hi again.......you have made the important first step of atrting the exercise........just keep on slowly increasing the alking and it will improve with time.........I know as well as most that cutting back the rubbish is hard but it will be worth it
It may have taken a second go, but you've got a great username now
It sounds like you've made some really positive changes - good luck with all of them! The exercise as well as the dietary changes will make a real difference - you can maintain/build muscle as you lose fat and be fitter as well as lighter!
Hi Rosie the guys are right you have made the hardest steps already by getting a plan together!!! so well done
Diets dont agree with everyone and you always get the skinny people who say its simple just eat less than you burn off. But I know its not that easy, I was overweight for years and only when I had a blood pressure scare from the doctors I decided to get into shape. I followed the Weight Watchers diet and found it quite easy to be honest as you can still eat everything because its worked out on points. To combined a diet with exercise too Im sure you will see the weight fall off quickly. I lost 4 stone in a year and now I feel alot better with loads more energy, the buzz you get from finishing a run and getting home is great and addictive. Just keep popping on here and let everyone know how ur doing or if you have and questions its a brilliant forum, everyone is after the same goals and there is a general respect for each other. Well Done and keep telling yourself You Can Do It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I vote for weight watchers as well. I was 15st 8lbs on 21st of March. Today i'm 12st 8lbs so still heavy (another 2.5lbs to loose to be become overweight and not obese).
WW is fantastic it's all about self control and portion control. It's changing your eating habits more then just dieting.
I also did not fitness at all. Yesterday I ran 10 miles. It's possible to do it. Just start of sensibly and don't expect to loose it all overnight, you just need to be patient and accept it will take time.
Hows it going Whole_Lotta_Rosie you still keeping motivated??
Just wanted to add to the support and encouragement that others have already posted - weight loss is such a battle but you can do it!
I have lost 5 stone with one more to go, and for me it was learning to cook that really worked, along with keeping a "motivational" diary, to try to figure out why I was eating the way I was. I also had to learn to have patience, as on previous diets I was getting disillusioned when nobody seemed to notice the half stone that I had lost. This time I just praised myself instead of waiting for praise from others - it turns out you need to lose about 4 stone before anyone in my family will even notice any difference! Then they all thought it had happened overnight, when I had been working on it for months.
As for running, it has been my saviour, the thing that has been missing from my life, and a great replacement for comfort eating. I can't tell you the joy I feel when I put my hand on my leg and feel hard muscle instead of flab. Or when I spot myself in a shop window and wonder who that thin woman is. Life changes so much when you lose the weight and I wish all of these things for you too. Good luck!
I have just been reading your thread and think you are doing amazing. I am a personal trainer and nutritional therapist and am addicted to running. I know how hard it can be to battle with the challenges of starting a new diet and new exercise as I deal with this everyday in my job with lots of different people.
Keep up the good work though. It sounds as though you are doing brilliantly. Just remember that - 'no matter how slow your run, you are still lapping everyone who is sat on the couch!!'