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  • @1991court - You are a warrior! Just remember that if you have doubts. He is NOT worth another single nanosecond of thought. Stay safe and stay strong :heart::heart::heart:
  • Firstly, big big hugs. Secondly, you've literally just done the hardest part of this journey - the decision to change your life. This journey isn't a sprint and doesn't have a finish line - it's a lifelong commitment to yourself. You are totally worth it, you are a strong, beautiful, smart and more-than-capable warrior.…
  • I was called skinny TWICE this week. I've lost 17kg (I am almost at 40% of my weightloss), but apparently it's noticeable. I don't need the comments, but they are still really nice when you get them :blush: My size 16 (Aus) jeans are getting baggy! YAAAAAAAAAY!
  • A mistake turned into a new NSV for me today. I was at the gym, doing a strength session. It was time for legs, so i decided to do 3x10 50kg leg press, 3x10 15kg weighted squats and 3x10 calf raises. I started on leg press. After the second rep, I was thinking "man, this feels super heavy. I've done 50kg before; I don't…
  • OMG! It's like you're in my head! I had the exact inner monologue this evening! Body wanted chocolate; brain reminded body of the weekend when homemade biscuits were made and Body wanted to continuously taste....
  • Thank you for your encouragement :heart::heart::heart: I want to get to the point of running for 30 mins too before I get to 5K. I finally realised I was chasing the 5K before I had the endurance. This time I swapped it and it's working for me - get the endurance before the chasing the km's.
  • This one makes me sad, because people still measure someones worth predominately on their looks. I have it now happening to me; and it happened the first time when I lost a significant amount of weight. This time around, I'm trying to not let it get to me because you can become extremely bitter towards people very quickly.…
  • Thank you! Week 4 scared me for a while and it was more about my perception and belief that 5 minutes of running was unattainable. Nope, I smashed it! I'm doing C25K extra slow - I will be on Week 4 for a couple of weeks, which is what I have done since Week 1. It helps building my endurance and ensures I'm not reigniting…
  • @tammierlewis - I also cheered and then almostbcried when I finished the second 5 minute run. It's not like I'm overly fast - I reduced my speed from 7.3km/hr to 7.1km/hr and that felt perfect! As most people said, the speed will increase with more training; endurance is the aim of the game.
  • OHHHH EMMMM GEEEE I just completed week 4, day 1 of C25K for the first time.EVER. I actually ran for 5 minutes! Twice! Holy Moley! I actually ran for a total of 16 minutes! OHHHHEMMMMGEEEE! This is a HUUUUUUUUUUGE NSV for me! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! 😮😮😮😀😀😀👊👊👊👊👊😊😊😊😊🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️
  • - Going too under my net calories: did this one far too many times previously and simply burnt out - Self-care: I mention this one a lot, because without it, I will fail. - Cutting out sugar and fats: caused me all sorts of issues, especially with constipation. Fats and sugars are needed in your diet. Cutting them out,…
  • Wow! Great work! You look fantastic and all your hard work is definitely showing! HIGH FIVE! You rock girl!
  • First NSV: Someone in my office commented on my weightloss. Apparently, it's quite noticeable. I told her that I've lost ~14kg and she said it really shows! She said I look healthier and brighter! I was about to go to the gym for my run, so i was running on cloud 9 whilst on the treadmill :smiley: YAAAAAAAAAY! I don't need…
  • Wooooooow! What a view 😮😮😮😮😮😮! Well done on the 9 mile hike. Yes, you probably stopped a lot, but you still made it! Great work! 👊👊
  • @stephiecedillo - THIS THIS THIS THIS! I'd just add that if you can afford a personal trainer for a couple of sessions, it will help immensely. But the re-read the first point - don't go too hard. Start slow, but remember to start 😊 Don't be embarrassed. Ever. You are an incredible human being who should never ever be…
  • I posted this on my status, but I wanted to share with the MFP community 😊😊😊😊 My new NSV and mini-goal! I have been planning on trying the Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty walk for a while. I was waiting for cooler weather (making sure all the brown snakes are in hibernation!). The walk is considered hard, with lots of steep…
  • - You need to be brutally honest with yourself. This is the first step. Immediately after, you need to say the words "...and I forgive myself". - Self-compassion. Without this, you will fail. - The weightloss journey is a lifestyle change. It's about changing and introducing new habits. - Those closest to you may not…
  • High five! I too have a bra-related NSV. I am now on the tighest hook on my sports bra! Soon I'll have to buy a size smaller! Yaaaaay!
  • I just wrote this on my status and wanted to share to the wider MFP community.... 3 months on MFP! WOW! So, what have I achieved? A LOT! * Continuous logging of ALL my meals and managing to keep somewhere between 1220-1600. Occasionally, I will go as high as 2000 net cal, and that is still in deficit. Increasing my protein…
  • I listened to my body's apparent needs. It involved eating far too much. It involved next to no exercise. It involved putting on and staying over 50kg above my goal weight. Counting calories takes a maximum of 5 mins of my day. Calorie counting and MFP has given me is perspective. I now know what 1600cal looks like. I now…
  • I had a similar bolded comment during my first weightloss journey after I had my firstborn. My mother's actual comment was "You don't need to be a size 8 (Australian) anymore - you bagged the guy AND had his baby!". WTF?!?!? That comment actually derailed that journey. Just because I am a married woman AND a mother doesn't…
  • YAAAAY! Awesome work! Yes - the shrinkage in my body rather than the number on the scales is making me a lot happier and is far more satisfying. It's because the scales have far too many variables that cause fluctuations, whereas when you lose inches (or centimeters in my case!), it's a solid result.
  • Let's add smaller-sized top too :hushed: :smiley: So I am now officially an Australian size 16! And the clothes aren't a tight fit! I am sooo happy! I have a red winter jacket that is an Australian size 14 that I am hanging out to wear. It's one of my new NSV goal. If I continue the rate of weightloss I'm currently at…
  • OMG YES! That was me last night. Husband wanted to change up tonight's dinner. I said no - I've already allocated those calories and then told him he can make his own dinner. He is still having the Madras Beef I took out of the freezer, as I already planned :wink:
  • I bought new activewear on the weekend - one full size down, both pants AND tops, and they aren't tight on me! YAAAAY! I wore the new activewear for my PT session and my PT commented how awesome I am looking. He said "Finally you've bought smaller gym stuff. I was going to tell you to do that because the other tops you;ve…
  • Thank you so much! <3 <3 <3 I have gone through enough heartbreak/heartache with those around me to know that I am the only person I can rely on. I have been way too hard on myself and put the needs of others ahead of mine. I hate calling it mistakes - but rather life lessons. I knew for this weightloss journey to be…
  • Beautifully said 💗💗💗💗 I enjoy every nanosecond of this journey because I know the end result - a healthier, fitter, more knowledgeable me. This time around, I'm working really hard to be so much more compassionate to myself. Self-love, mindfulness and self-compassion is vital for this journey. I've realised that very few…
  • What a transformation! Wow!
  • @julesdechaine - Are we long-lost twins????? :-D SNAP! On the weekend I also go trail walking/running and hiking. It's a great burn, get the heart rate up and I'm in nature :-)
  • I agree with the other posters. First thing, before you even get back on a treadmill/outside and do a run - go and get fitted for PROPER running shoes. Find out your pronation - I didn't and had YEARS of issues. The problem - I overpronate (severely on my right foot - I'm flat footed on my right) and had the wrong shoes.…
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