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Um... Hi? - healthbuddies
Um... Hi?
Hi everyone! I'm Sigrid, I'm 20 years old (well, 19, but I turn 20 on Tuesday so I figure I can pre-empt it), and I'm here via miasedai.

My biggest problem in losing weight is motivation/self-discipline. I can start off really well, and work out three times a week, but I can't keep it up for longer than maybe a month, and I definitely can't stop myself from buying that bag of potato chips and eat the whole thing.

I don't know how obese I am, I haven't gotten around to buying a scale yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm pushing 196-197 pounds (88-90 kilos). My ideal weight would probably be around 145-150 pounds (65-70 kilos), so I've got my work cut out for me, I guess. I'm buying a scale tomorrow, and hopefully with the help of that (and you guys?) I can get some movin' on this...
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miasedai From: miasedai Date: April 13th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome! And I can't believe how identical we are. I'm the pretty much the same weight, and if you substitute potato chips with chocolate then I'm all with you.

I think, in the beginning, the best thing is not to go crazy on the workout. Instead just go for a walk (you even have a boyfriend to walk with oh most luckiest of all people), do something easy. If you start off with working out three times a week then you'll get bored with it after a month (like you said) and it's all a waste.

My biggest breakthrough came when I realized that I hate gyms. I'd much rather swim (pirbadet, ftw) or go for a walk. To me that's just as nice, plus it doesn't feel like it's being forced on me. I really really hate gyms. And biking :P
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