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I am 49 and heading for 50. This is about me, the highs and lows and a lot of stuff re weight loss, so follow me and see wha I am up to !!

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Feeling so positive is like a drug

Well, I am still on a high after my loss over Christmas and New Year. So this week I am feeling quite positive and it is good to be back into the groove. I really need to organise my lunch and breakfast the night before, as I am a chronic insomniac the mornings are very hard. I am hoping that with any significant weight loss that my physical symptoms like my feet and the chronic insomnia I have suffered for 20 years will improve. Being overweight not only is unhealthy for the physical but also psychologically. It seems to me that being overweight has such a dramatic effect on our mental state and allowing us to put ourselves first and believing that we have every right to do this. As well, just stand up for our rights and addressing issues with family, friends or in the workplace I feel that I dont necessarily do - mainly as I dont believe in myself. Part of this has been years of being told that somehow being overweight and single is the worst thing in the world - it is not. I went into Country Road yesterday. Not that I can fit into their clothes but wanted to reinforce what it would be like to be able to go into any shop and buy an outfit and not just having to go to Target, My Size, TS14 and autograph purely as they cater for the over 16's. With the sales being on it has made me realise how easy and cheaply I could dress if Iwas a smaller size. So from now on every now and again I am going to go into a shop that I cant fit into the clothes and just have a look. My other passion other than cooking and food is clothes. I dont go overboard but am proud that I can manage at a size 18-20 to put together outfits that look modern and suit my size and cover that stomach of mine. This weekend my goal is WATER. I will take my bottles wherever I go and it is important to keep my water intake and make carrying water with me at all times an everyday thing like brushing our teeth. Overall it is nice to feel positive. I think each week when I have a weight loss it just encourages me more for the next week. My short term goals are to reward myself at every 5 kilos and at my 10%. The magic double figures is really a huge milestone for me....at the present I have set this as my goal weight because it is something I can work towards without being unrealistic. Once that has been achieved I can look at getting to 71 kgs - my WW goal weight. I can imagine double figures to be a hugely emotional time for me. Anyway I think I have rambled long enough.


Tina said...

I am really enjoying reading your blog Martine. It's a great feeling to be so positive.

I can't wait to go clothes shopping. I really don't want to buy to much now but 6 months time, look out!!!

Tina said...

BTW, I also asked Jo this.

How do you get the gorgeous borders on your blog?

Martine said...

Thanks Tina, I enjoy people reading my blog and use it as therapy. I believe trying to have a positive mental state works wonders- look at Tania. The blog for the borders is http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/, if you get stuck just let me know. Martine x

Tania said...

Oh you're doing so well Martine! Not much more I can say that I haven't already said in my email. Am so proud of you - I think i'll be almost as emotional as you when you get to double digits ... lol