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    Quote Originally Posted by Electric Rodeo View Post
    mum2b09 1. I can't believe your girls are nearly 3 and 2. I keep a few WW or healthychoice frozen meals in the freezer for when I run out of time to make something. I pop a salad or some vegies with it and I find them handy.
    Oh I know, it's crazy! My babies have turned into little girls
    Thats a good idea with the WW meals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    Can I join? I have my own wedding on the 14 th April. I have over 50kg to loose but 15 before the wedding would be nice.
    Mine is on the same day need to lose 6 kg to get to my goal

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    agreed electric rodeo, i find i get too overwhelmed if i try and change my diet and exercise at once. i usually take a few weeks to focus on my diet (and exercising if i feel like it, but not pushing myself too hard) then start by adding 3 days a week exercise, and gradually building up. with my back problems and there being so much i shouldnt do, i try to do one day of exercise i'm not supposed to, then one day of walking. i find if i alternate my back doesnt play up too much so i get the best of both worlds!

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    We are currently on a food binge to get rid of the extra we had over chrissie all the sweets, choccies, everything has to go by the 2nd.... Arghhh :-/

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    don't worry i'm doing the same, got lots of chocolate and ice cream to get out of the house!!

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    Count me in. I really need the support. I need to loose between 25 - 30 kg. That number is quite daunting when I think about it. I have never been this big in my whole life! It just makes me feel horrible, I have problems finding decent clothes and am at the point I no longer wish to be seen in public!

    How do I break it down to make it less daunting?
    What is a reasonable weight loss per week?
    What advice would others offer that have done the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by MothersInstinct View Post
    I recommend the couch to 5k to everyone - I started it and finished it and can now run over 7k straight (about 45min worth of running) which I do 4 times pw
    That is very impressive. Well done! Over what period of time did it take you to reach that achievement.

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    we'll all be here to support you

    things i have found helpful in the past are:

    tackling one issue at a time, ie getting my diet under control and then turning to my exercise problems. and if you are find there are many things in your diet you shouldnt be eating, be realistic and try to cut one thing out per week. trying to overachieve (for me anyway) usually led/leads to binging on foods i shouldnt eat.

    many people go for a carb free diet. personally i have tried that and failed miserably. i instead try to have a good healthy breakfast (muesli and fruit) and have some good carbs with lunch and try for no or minimal carbs at dinner.

    in terms of calorie consumption breakfast should ideally be your highest calorie intake, lunch medium and dinner lowest. snacks should only be 150 calories each. if you are going to count calories (which i also found helpful) recommended intake for dieting is, i believe, 1200 - 1500 calories per day.

    be realistic with your exercise. if you do nothing at the moment i wouldnt recommend attempting 60 minutes a day 7 days a week. maybe try 30 minutes of walking every second day for the first week, and slowly build up to bigger and better things. i invested in some bootcamp dvds from big W which i love, and are a good break from doing walking/jogging/running which is quite repetitive. another thing i've found useful is my exercise bike which i picked up for $99, also at big W. i plop it down in front of the tv, put a DVD on and before i know it i've done an hour of exercise!

    re weight loss per week... it's really up to you and how fast you want to drop the weight. with how much you want to lose though i would say 1 - 2kg per week is a good goal. though there is nothing wrong with taking it slow, my aim is 16kg over 6 months.

    i hope this helps you a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by LamaBana82 View Post
    We are currently on a food binge to get rid of the extra we had over chrissie all the sweets, choccies, everything has to go by the 2nd.... Arghhh :-/
    Don't feel bad, we're doing exactly the same thing. I'm already sick of all of this junk and can't wait until Monday.

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    I'm the opposite with focusing on diet then exercise. I miss both eating well and being active...however I won't start exercising for 2 hours a day just yet. Will build up from 45 minutes a day to 1 hour a day, then 90 mins a day then 2 hours. Takes me a couple of weeks to build up to 2 hours and I never exercise on weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Poppers View Post
    Count me in. I really need the support. I need to loose between 25 - 30 kg. That number is quite daunting when I think about it. I have never been this big in my whole life! It just makes me feel horrible, I have problems finding decent clothes and am at the point I no longer wish to be seen in public!

    How do I break it down to make it less daunting?
    What is a reasonable weight loss per week?
    What advice would others offer that have done the same?



    That is very impressive. Well done! Over what period of time did it take you to reach that achievement.
    It depends on the individual. I have really high motivation, I have always been a healthy person and like treating my body as well as possible, but after 2 pregnancies (pretty much back to back) the weight crept on and I slipped into some bad habbits. The amount you want to lose pw depends on a few different things, How much you have to lose, Muscle gain, Fluid retention, those couple of things will differ your loss from week to week but anywhere between 500g-1kg is a good weekly loss, more is a bonus! And if you get less take into consideration muscle gain, fluid, AF etc. Also the weight will drop off quicker in the first couple of weeks, you could expect to see losses over 2kg even, don't be disheartned if your losses gradually get smaller.

    Also have a 1l bottle of water on hand at all times, when you are bored you will want to eat. Instead drink a big glass of water and then if you are still hungry have a light snack. And as a PP mentioned, your smallest meal should be dinner, I still only have a fairly light breakfast, a larger lunch and a small dinner.

    And last but least It only took me 4wks to achieve 45min runs, the Couch 2 5K program runs for 9 weeks (3 days per week) and will gradually build you up to the larger runs, I think around week 6 is when you run your first 20min straight. But once I reached week 6( i was doing 2 weeks in 1 week), I was finding the 20min runs fairly easy to i skipped to the last week which was 45min runs and I still find it fairly easy, but it does get boring and repitive so make sure you have a good music track to listen to.

    For me, throwing myself straight into the deep end it what works best. I can't take it at a slow pace as I lose motivation, if I am constantly focused then I don't have the time to slip into old habits and my daily workouts give me a break from the kids In the beginning food was a huge factor for me, I love food and I have always been an emotinal eater, whether I am sad, angry, bored.. I will reach out to food for comfort, once I started changing those habits, I started to feel so much better, I had more energy, wasn't bloated and my skin looked radiant. It took a while to completely change my eating, I have cut alot of food out of my diet, but I give my body what it needs and only eat when my body/mind needs it, and that includes chocolate occasionally
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