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Losing Weight Is a Scary Journey

Well, this is actually divided in 2 periods.
The period while you are losing the weight, and what happens after that.
If I have to be honest, I don’t think I ever thought about what’s happening after I will have lost the weight.
The focus was always about losing weight.
And that in itself is scary.
It’s scary because there are so many changes I had to make. Be it by changing my eating habits, or suddenly fitting in exercise regularly, which are the two main parts of weight loss.
But the scary bit during weight loss is also about just doing things differently to what I got used to up until now.
All that is scary. Self doubt about being able to succeed did creep in each time I tried to lose weight.
At certain moments in my life, I did succeed, even if it was only for a few months.
What I never thought about is the “what happens afterwards”. And that’s always been the bit where I struggled the most.
All these new things I had to do, had to become permanent ones.
But seriously? What if I still wanted to eat the biscuits and sweets, after all, I love them.
Can I really never have them anymore?
And what about the yummie chips I normally used to order with food.
Can I really never have chips with my meals anymore.
What about having a lazy Sunday instead of going to the gym?
So many things that I was willing to do for a defined period of time, while I was losing weight.
But not sure if I was willing to keep doing them afterwards. After all, that meant I had to permanently change.
And that’s massively scary!
I will write about becoming a different person in a separate post. As I think it deserves its own post.
But yes, losing weight is a scary journey. Not just the period while losing weight, but the fact that you need to permanently change your behaviour in so many aspects. Or in short becoming a different person.
And if I’m totally honest, I don’t think I was willing to become a different person. It was just too uncomfortable. Too much of the unknown. Too far out of my comfort zone.


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"Before I started on the programme, I was constantly tired and feeling low I was worried if I could commit to the programme and fit it into my lifestyle. I have made changes to my diet and have managed to get my kids on board. I am eating a lot more protein. As a result

February 12, 2016


Be Ready to Become a Different Person

It was never something I had thought about, and I don’t mean that I totally became a different person.

However, there are so many things I do differently that if I look back at the person I am now, and the person I was then, I’m very different.

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Losing Weight Is a Scary Journey

Well, this is actually divided in 2 periods.
The period while you are losing the weight, and what happens after that.

If I have to be honest, I don’t think I ever thought about what’s happening after I will have lost the weight.

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Losing masses of weight every week is not normal and doesn’t lead to long term results

I used to be fascinated by programmes such as The Biggest Loser and A Year to Save my Life.
I still watch them once in a while.

Most of the people on the programme lose 4-10lbs and sometimes even more on a weekly basis!

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Low Fat, Lite, Light, Enriched Stuff is Full of Crap

Low fat, light, lite, diet, it has to be healthy no? After all, it’s less calories.

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Rewarding myself with sweets for doing well negates the whole purpose.

Time after time, I used to have a good week. I ate well, I went to the gym, and boom, I thought I deserved a bag of sweets, after all, I did so well that week.

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Achieving the so called “perfect body” requires hard work

We’re all influenced by the media, and what we perceive as the “perfect body”.
Slim legs, toned arms, a nice small bum, and a flat tummy (I won’t even go as far as a six pack).

It’s something, we as women somehow all aspire to, and are made to belief that it’s the ideal.

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Life will always happen

I’ve always been very harsh on myself.

At school, was a good pupil, and if I struggled with something, I used to study a lot to get it right, and have good grades.

Same at uni.

And later on workwise, I always wanted to be successful. Be the best. Overachieve on targets, and working in sales, it was a great environment for me.
I rarely missed a target.

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You can have a social life when on a “diet”

Whenever I tried to lose weight and went on a diet, I tried to make sure I didn’t have to go out socially.

As going out socially for me always meant having a dessert, potentially some alcohol, and generally a 3 course meal, with chips (always chips).

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Cutting out everything you like or crave is not enough

We all know that cutting out the sugar, and the processed foods is going to help us lose weight.

The thing is, that when I used to cut out the sweets, I couldn’t stop thinking about them, and I craved them more and more and more.

Which lead me to break my “diet” after a while, because I just couldn’t resist anymore.

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Weekly weigh ins are one of the causes of failure

As most people trying to lose weight, I used to weigh myself every week.

Sometimes, even more often. Especially after a bad day, hoping the scales wouldn’t be to affected by it.

Some weeks, where things didn’t go to plan, I wasn’t that disappointed if the results didn’t show. And sometimes I was just so happy I “got away with it”.

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