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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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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Well it has been decided

The last few weeks have been an absolute shocker. My only consolation is my dear friends and acquaitances are in a similar situation - I am sure it is winter that is doing it. As I previously posted, I was contemplating going to a new meeting with my girls Tina and Tania. I have thought about it long and hard, got a lovely email from Tania who despite her own issues at present, made me decide. With going to a new meeting one of the negatives is that it is a way to travel, but as Tania said, I think it is worth it. I have decided to go next Tuesday to Mawson Lakes with Tania and Tina and my friend Karen is contemplating going. I know the leader is great, apparently the class is great and interactive, I get support from 2 friends and possibly a third. It comes an event and not just a WW Meeting, plus we have a skinny latte after. I have decided basically, if I want my life to change - then I need to do it. I can't keep going on and on about the same stuff, complaining I am unhappy, fat, have sore feet etc if I fail to act upon it. There is no crime in being selfish. I can set my interim goal again to the 4 consecutive losses and then get my Lorna Jane bag. I suppose I have just realised that it comes down to me, we all know that, but at the end of the day I need to get my mindset in gear. I am lucky my friends Tania and Tina are wonderful, kind and considerate girls that I know will be there for me. I find I need the support of like minded people, what I mean is people that have previously or are undergoing weight loss issues that understand my pain. I would like to think that Mawson Lakes would be source of inspiration. I would like to star this journey on the right foot, in that my measurement will be taken shortly, a photo (I have that horrid one I posted the other day) as my before and think I need to mentally prepare myself. I suppose it is like a drug addict in a way, I need to do this for myself and after all, no one can do it for me. I want to be the best person I can be, instead of feeling ashamed all the time. I want to be organised at home, this weekend is preparation Weight Watchers. I have a friend over for lunch on Father's Day (my date lives interstate) and want to stock the freezer etc and be organised, if I am organised with the house, everything else falls into place. I am luck the gym is sorted so that is not something I need to worry about.


Penny, NZ said...

Hi Martine,

I know from reading your blog that Tania and Tina are of great support to you, so I say go for it and do your best!

Anytime you want to talk, I am here for you.


Tania said...

Hey mate, i'm so glad you've decided to join us and hope that Karen comes along too, it will be great to see her again.

When Tina and I made the decision to go back we both knew that this time we had to stick with it no matter what, my "lightbulb moment" was that I didn't want to be in this same situation 10 years from now - I REFUSE to do that to myself.

And Martine, if you hate that photo so much, all the more reason to use it as your starting photo - it gives you that much more incentive.

Remember what I said, you're more than welcome to come here straight from work and follow me to the meeting if that suits you. Look forward to you enjoying us, i'm sure you'll get along well with Sandy too!

Amanda said...

Hi Martine,
I have been following your blog for a while now and can REALLY relate the struggles of trying to loose weight. I have been a yo-yo dieter for about 20 years and am seriously sick of it! I have joined WW on line and have a daily (sometimes hourly) battle to stick with the program.
Don't give up - it sounds like you've got some fantastic support people to lean on.
Good luck