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I’ve lost 43 kg so far since January 2015

ashleygroizardashleygroizard Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
I’ve been up and down in weight most of my life. I was 57 kg from 20 - 24 years old then after quitting smoking cigarettes I went up to 111 kg in 2014 after having a baby and not eating healthy and eating to much and not exercising much. After I had my son Blake I started exercising and eating less and cleaning the house daily. I lost about 30 kg in a few months and had post natal depression and I was put into the psychiatric hospital for a few things and having borderline personality disorder and schizo affective disorder and depression since I was 13 years old. I struggled after a pregnancy that left me with hypermese gravidim and severe gallstone pain and dehydration and being bed ridden for 7 months. Which is not my sons fault. I was happy to have him. I was put in the psychiatric hospital for going crazy and being suicidal and I ended up in some trouble. I was put on four kinds of heavy medication and after 3 and a half months being admitted I went up to 126 kg. I hated my body and myself and felt like I failed my son as he was taken away from me and put into docs and put with my sister when he was only a few months old and he is 4 now. I started walking everywhere and didn’t drive again and I started trying to eat healthier and less. I had a death in the family and April last year I took up walking 8km 4-7 times a week. I was slowly eating less and healthier and walking to the shops and to see my son Blake. My fiancé mick has been my biggest help walking with me and helping me and supporting me. Adults are recommended to do 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week. I do 360 - 630 minutes of exercise or more a week. I started doing my 8km walk and it would take my 2 hours but now it takes me 90-95 minutes so I’m getting quicker. I have worked up my willpower and stamina and patience and consistency. I hated walking to start off with but now I love walking and really look forward to walking. Because it’s been 40 degrees some days in summer I haven’t always been going 7 days a week but I hope to get back to going everyday once the summer weather is over. I’ve lost 43 kg. Today I am 83.2kg. It’s been hard but I’m still not at my realistic goal weight of 76kg. At 175 cm tall and 31 years old I am still in the overweight bmi category. 56kg - 76 kg is my healthy bmi goal. I would love to be 57 kg again but I’m not sure it’s possible but time will tell. I’m just working towards 75kg at the moment. 43 kg is a lot to have removed from my body and I feel so much lighter and healthier and fitter. My doctor does not want me to lose anymore weight but I want to so I am continuing to try my hardest at getting in a healthy bmi category. Some health professionals say the bmi is not for everyone and I know a super fit and skinny guy who is classed as overweight which is ridiculous. It might be good for some people but I don’t think it goes on everyone as some people have tiny, medium and large body frames some people have big bones. But I’m still working towards getting in my healthy body mass index range and I have a large body frame bones. I have been trying to love my body and see the parts of me that I like and accepting my body. I have low self esteem and think I still look really big and ugly. Some people take days to lose weight and some takes years it’s a long weight loss journey and it takes time. My doctor said weight loss takes along time and keep walking and drink water. I’m trying not to aim for perfection and I’m trying not to compare myself to skinny and fit people with abs but I’d love to be skinny and fit with a couple of abs with a flat tummy but not sure if I can get there. Walking is a whole body workout as I’ve seen proof for myself. I get on the scales first thing in the morning and numerous times through the day and before I go to bed and I write down my morning weight after I go to the toilet and my end of my day weight before I go to bed and everything I eat. My daily calories recommended is 1470 calories about 6000 kJ. My weight goes up and down a lot but it’s going down in weight more. It works for me so people have told me to keep doing what I’m doing as apparently I’ve heard you have to find something that worked for yourself. So that’s my story. I hope people like to hear about my weight loss journey. And I’ve added some photos of my weight loss progress but I don’t have a photo of when I was 57 kg sorry. I do know that a friend of mine has taken 2 years to lose 6 kg so the process can be very long and no wonder why people feel like giving up but I’m not hopefully and I am trying to believe in myself. Does anyone want to share with me how much weight you’ve lost and how long it’s taken you to lose the weight you’ve lost even if it’s 1 kg or about your weight loss journey or success? I’d love to hear from everyone. And one success is still one success no matter how many time you fail. I am hoping everyone gets to there weight loss goal and wish you all the best. Good luck everyone

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  • long_for_melong_for_me Posts: 106Member, Premium Member Posts: 106Member, Premium Member
    You are so beautiful! Well done! I am also 175, aiming for 74 as of now....
  • ashleygroizardashleygroizard Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    You are so beautiful! Well done! I am also 175, aiming for 74 as of now....
    Thank you that means a lot to me because I think I’m really ugly as well as fat. What weight are you at now? And what’s your recommended daily kJ or calories?
  • dewitdewit Posts: 163Member Member Posts: 163Member Member
    You are a beautiful and very strong lady! Lucky to have a man by your side, a wonderful son and a sister who surely loves you since she's helping with your boy, so that he gets to be taken care of by family.

    You should be proud of where you got. This should show you that you are strong! Worth it all the way!

    Advice: try to do some sports with your boy. Play football in the park, go for a bike ride together or go for a swim (if you take your fiance with you, one can take care of the boy, the other can go swim a bit).

    I did not have so much to lose, but it went very slow. My desk job is my enemy, food-wise - I munch... Joining a gym showed no real results for a few good months, until I decided to watch my calories and allow myself to feel hunger for a little while (not starve, but also not munch before I even got hungry). Fighting the late night snacking also helped me against binging and eating crap. Bike commuting (I love biking) has helped me exercise without sacrificing the time off work in the detriment of my boys. That's pretty much about it...

    Thank you for sharing! Keep up the good work (maintaining is the next step, just as difficult). Maybe decide to weigh in just 3 times a week, only in the morning. Otherwise your scale would influence your mood to much - not worth it! Just see what's best for you and avoid any depression triggers. :flowerforyou: Keep us posted of how it goes!
  • neugebauer52neugebauer52 Posts: 451Member Member Posts: 451Member Member
    You are beautiful, you are doing great, you have achieved so much! Again it shows how important mental health is in our daily lives. Psychiatric medication is easily subscribed but that does no heal our soul, I know how it feels. Keep up the good work, take it day by day, meal by meal - after all, you are doing it for yourself and for your son.
  • 2metraninja2metraninja Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    You are beautiful (pro photographer here), but that is not really your accoplishment. Your real accomplishment is being low and working your way up. Keep up the great job, you can do it girl!
  • ashleygroizardashleygroizard Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    dewit wrote: »
    You are a beautiful and very strong lady! Lucky to have a man by your side, a wonderful son and a sister who surely loves you since she's helping with your boy, so that he gets to be taken care of by family.

    You should be proud of where you got. This should show you that you are strong! Worth it all the way!

    Advice: try to do some sports with your boy. Play football in the park, go for a bike ride together or go for a swim (if you take your fiance with you, one can take care of the boy, the other can go swim a bit).

    I did not have so much to lose, but it went very slow. My desk job is my enemy, food-wise - I munch... Joining a gym showed no real results for a few good months, until I decided to watch my calories and allow myself to feel hunger for a little while (not starve, but also not munch before I even got hungry). Fighting the late night snacking also helped me against binging and eating crap. Bike commuting (I love biking) has helped me exercise without sacrificing the time off work in the detriment of my boys. That's pretty much about it...

    Thank you for sharing! Keep up the good work (maintaining is the next step, just as difficult). Maybe decide to weigh in just 3 times a week, only in the morning. Otherwise your scale would influence your mood to much - not worth it! Just see what's best for you and avoid any depression triggers. :flowerforyou: Keep us posted of how it goes!

    Thank you so much I appreciate your comment.
  • ashleygroizardashleygroizard Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    You are beautiful, you are doing great, you have achieved so much! Again it shows how important mental health is in our daily lives. Psychiatric medication is easily subscribed but that does no heal our soul, I know how it feels. Keep up the good work, take it day by day, meal by meal - after all, you are doing it for yourself and for your son.

    Thank you so much I really appreciate your comment
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