New beginning - Here We Go!

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Good morning All,

Have been reading this forum for the last 5 weeks ever since i was given my baby blues from the GP and this morning as i toasted myself at breakfast and took my first one i realised that this was it, the beginning of better and slimmer things to come!

I am not someone who has a "slim story" or can say how happy i used to be, i was born overweight and have been fed love throughout my whole life and have gradually become more and more overweight. I could go on about having thyroid disease, big bones and everything else i could find but what's the point of excuses? I know what i have been putting in my mouth and know the choices i have made over the years have brought me to this point. There comes a time where not fitting into chairs properly, having to shop in plus size shops and not being able to take part in certain days out (Redletter) because i am over the insurance guidelines for the weight allowance when you have to say ENOUGH.

You guys on here are going to be my motivation in the coming months and i dont expect this to be easy but i have all the tools i need and have tried every diet under the sun so know what needs to be done.

6 stone seems a lot to anyone but you have to start somewhere right? Got a walking holiday booked for September so to be able to be at least 3 stone lighter will make it more enjoyable and hopefully i wont shy away from the camera as much as i normally do or at least go for a body shot!! haha cheesygrin

My body is a temple and all that so here's to New Beginnings and i hope to hear from you all soon! 

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    I totally understand your comments as I share most of them, I started my orlistat 3 months ago weighing in at 32st 4lb I'm now down to 26st 10lb. 

    Still a long way to go but if I can do it anyone can. Best of luck on your journey to a new you.

    Adam 

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      Hey Adam!

      Your story was one of them that stuck out for sure and great news to see how well you are doing so early on in your journey. So tell me, has just cutting out all the rubbish stuff and getting into the routine of healthy eating made all the difference to you or you got some secrets you fancy sharing? wink

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      It really has been just a case of cutting out all the crap that I consumed, I'm sitting here at work having my lunch of cottage cheese, celery, tomatoes, spring onions and matzo crackers. I drink plenty of water, my local take away has gone out of business lol. Don't get me wrong there are days when I'd love a pizza but two things stop me: 1. The dreaded fear of olistat side effects and 2. The feeling of letting myself down, I've done so well and I don't want to go back to where I was.

      Adam 

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      And letting yourself down i think it one of the worst side effects to be honest as that can set you down the spiral again but let me tell you my friend, to lose that much in the time you have is an inspiration!! Can i ask how old you are and your height? I'm 28 so no need to stand on ceremony and 5'11 so have been able to hide my actual weight for a very long time and am always curious on others haha
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      I'm 45 years old and 6'1" tall and wish I'd had the motivation I've got now years ago. Any time you need a bit of motivation or even a chat drop me a quick line. 
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      That's splendid Adam thank you very much!

      You shall be hearing from me soon im sure. 

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    I've been taking the tablets for nearly four weeks and at my last weigh in I had lost 5lbs (due to get weighed again on Thursday and my scales are showing another 4 off).  The tablets do teach you to watch what you are eating.  I've been lucky and not had any of the yukky side effects.  I've got 9 stone to lose so 6 stone isn't too bad, I've also got a holiday booked for September and would like to lose as much as possible before then.  This site really is fab, its helped me when I've been stuck.  Good luck with your journey and look forward to seeing your updates.

     

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      Thank you for your message Yvonne and nice to have people who are genuinely interested! When i say 6 stone that is what i want to lose but if it were down to the doctors and there BMI chart i would need to lose about 11stone! Frustrates the hell out of me but hey what can you do...

      A lose each weigh in is a bonus as this stage and the fact you have to change the way we think is the key to all this as it is breaking the circle and a viscious one at that.

      So here we are with the September target so lets show them how it is done cool

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