Friday Weigh In

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Ive just been for my 4 weekly weigh in at the docs.

I have lost 3 lbs which in itself is great but added to this is the fact that in the intervening 4 weeks I have been on holiday for 12 days, (including a week on a Greek island and there is no Greek equivalent transaltion for "low fat please?").

I put on 5 lbs so in reality I have lost 8 - woo hoo! But the most astounding thing is that my weight is now in the 13's, (ok so it's 13.13 but at least it's not 14, 15 or even the 17 I began with).

So the moral is Ladies and gents - If I can do it so can you. You can go on holiday or have a blow out but as soon as your ready get straight back on the healthy eating. Also, as I've now proven to myself, no matter how much weight you have lost there's still no reason why you can't continue to lose until you get to a point you're comfortable with.

Good luck to everyone and happy healthy eating!!

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    Well done really encouraging to hear! Losing weight is so much harder than people think you should be well chuffed with urself xx
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    Hi meno wow you have done fantastic!!!! Well done  your an inspiration to us all!! Keep up the good work lol i cannot remember the last  time i ever had a holiday so i have no excuse!!its great to hear how well your doing it keeps us all going knowing its worthwhile smile xxx
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    Thanks all for you comments.  In answer to your question Kerry; I started trying to lose weight myself around September last year.  12 months prior to that I suffered a major trauma to my back and as a result had spent a lot of time just sitting watching tv and stuffing my face.  I was a virtual prisioner in my own home for many months, unable to walk more than a few steps.  Last September I got the all clear from my surgeon and could begin gentle exercise again.  By then my weight had ballooned (literally) from just over 15 stone, (which I was never very happy with either) to 17 stone.  By Christmas I had lost less than a stone, though I managed not to put any on over the festive period which was a bonus.  I saw the doctor in the new year and started Orlistat at the end of January. 

    I have had good and bad times on the tablets.  One month I only lost 1Kg which was very disheartening but I persevered and got the results the following month.

    I realise now that any loss, no matter how small is a victory. 

    I would like to get down to 12 stone (I'm 5'10" and any less than 12 stone makes me look ill) so I reckon I'm about half way on my journey.  I know that it could take me up to 12 months or even longer to get there as I intend to 'live' along the way but that's ok.  Slow and steady will do me as long as the general trend is down I'll be happy!


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    That's great what my worry is my doc told me to go back in a month & if I haven't lost anything I wouldn't get them again , x

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