Friday, May 18, 2012

Personal Changes


For those who know me I have always been the heavy set girl. Last year I was the massively Heavy set Girl. I was not happy with myself, So I did something about it.



As I said I have pretty much always been a big girl, and it almost feels like I have been on the diet merry-go round for years and each time losing a little then gaining more.

I have tried them all, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Soup Diet, Light 'n Easy, Starving myself, Bulimia (didn't really stick to it as it's gross)



 In a way I always found food comforting. Really comforting.

I am not like some of these people on biggest loser who hates themselves or was beaten and bullied as a kid or worse. I had no other reason except I LOVE food. I love all food, especially Bad food.

I had no will power, The longest I had stuck to a diet was maybe 12 weeks and which time I was results then thought WOW! Now I can eat again like my "Normal sized Friends = Diet Blown.



In May 2011 I managed to Balloon out to 146kg!

I was so big that I was finding the smallest things difficult, like tying shoe laces, finding any cloths that fit, other than TENTS and having to cut the sides of my work uniform so the
T-Shirt would fit more comfortably.

Also my health was failing, by that I had the early stage of Diabetes called "Pre-Diabetic"



I really don't know which of the above was the catalyst maybe a bit of everything, I have great friends around me an a loving partner who never made me feel insecure, in fact the opposite. It was if on this particular day in May I actually saw myself clearly, I had a good look in the mirror and I saw the real me. I was horrified!

I think I cried for a good couple of hours then made an appointment with my doctor.



The Doctor confirmed the worst with me ... I WAS FAT!

He did not sugar coat it ...mmm Sugar

Plain and simple F.A.T

He had a good talk with me and suggested some serious options like surgery, medication and the good old fashioned hard work.



I left there feeling a little better but still lost as I did not know what I wanted to do. All I knew is that I did not want surgery. It was the easy way out but also the most painful and risky. I was still confused and lost.

So when all else fails what is a girl to do?

I called MUM!



My mother told me to check out a website called Bodytrim+ I did and I was hooked!

Yes it actually was that simple!

I guess it was my time and something in my brain had snapped into place.

I joined up straight away. I couldn't wait to make the changes.

I watched the DVD's and learned as much about food as I possibly could, I was like a sponge.

I obsessed about it! Best of all not heavy Gym workouts just Walking!

I couldn't believe how fast the weight fell off me.

WEEK 1 - 3kg Down

WEEK 2 - 8kg Down

WEEK 3 - 12kg Down

This continued, way past my 12 week give up stage, 6 months later I had lost 25kg and still losing weight at a steady pace.

I am now 12 months in and I have lost 46kg. All signs of Pre-Diabetes have gone!

I still have a fair bit to go I still go up and down as I have realised balance is also an important part of any lifestyle change,

The best part is that I am still losing weight at a comfortable healthy rate.

I don't feel like I am missing out on anything, I feel like I can actually live for the first time in a long time without Food Guilt.



I feel great, emotionally and physically best of all I can now walk into any shop and buy clothes off the racks!

I have found that on a day when I am feeling low, rather than heading to the junk food for comfort I find myself wandering clothing stores and trying on cloths that I never thought that I would ever get into. It is an amazing feeling.



My goal is to lose another 30kg, and this time I know I will do it.





I highly recommend to anyone needs or wants to lose the weight to take a look

BODYTRIM+

You can find them at their web site

www.bodytrim.com.au

Phone: 1300 785 296

FACEBOOK: Bodytrim

TWITTER: @ GeoffJowett



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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

YELP ME!


The latest craze that has caught on in my little Brisbane circle is Yelping!
I know I am a little behind the times with this one, but I suggest, get on board with this. I am finding that it is very addictive and you will too.
This is a site set up for everyday people to share their experiences within our community whether it is good or bad reporting on service, to a great new product.
I find it makes me feel like I am a part of something.
You can find them at their web site, on Twitter and Facebook.
Twitter: @YelpBrisbane
Facebook: facebook.com/YelpBrisbane

Yelping has spread around the world to places such as:

You can even down load their APP for iPhone, Blackberry, Android and more.

The best part of Yelping, is knowing that you can actually make a difference, The community is growing daily.
If you sign up for YELP you will receive a weekly email with great Updates from the gang.

10 Things You Should Know About Yelp
1.     Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics
2.     Yelp had an average of approximately 71 million monthly unique visitors in Q1 2012
3.     Yelpers have written over 27 million local reviews
4.     In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find lists and to talk with other Yelpers
5.     Every business owner (or manager) can setup a free account to post photos and message her customers
6.     Yelp makes money by selling ads to local businesses - you'll see these clearly labelled "Yelp Ads" around the site
7.     Paying advertisers can never change or re-order their reviews
8.     Yelp has an automated filter that suppresses a small portion of reviews - it targets those suspicious ones you see on other sites
9.     You can access Yelp via iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and more - see the full list of mobile apps here.
10.  The Weekly Yelp brings locals updates on the latest and greatest business openings & other happenings.
(Info from Yelp.com.au site)