Weightloss

Finding Inspiration

Hey everyone,

So I recently read this article: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/fitness/weight-loss/how-kate-lost-50kg-in-nine-months/news-story/3ca5c0ffff76a2621b9cff156c0fd91c

The article is about Kate Writer who went from 120kg to 50kg in 9 months, the most impressive part, she did it naturally! I love reading stories like these because at the weight I was, bariatric surgery sometimes seemed like the only option, not an option I was willing to choose.

“People see my before and after photos and they automatically assume I’ve had surgery, but I haven’t.

“I’m lucky because I’m young and my body has bounced back but I’ve put in a lot of hours in the gym.”

When I am feeling down or like I need inspiration I find articles like these, people who have lost all the weight are are now maintaining. People who have gone from having the odds stacked against them, to being proud of who they are.

As I continue to loose and the fat is disappearing there is loose skin to replace it. I can look at myself in the mirror and logically see the areas where I have lost but it is difficult sometimes to feel true love for myself. I would hands down take the loose skin over it being filled with fat. I think it is finally becoming real that I will never have that “perfect” body that you see in the media everywhere, because it doesn’t exist! Kate exemplafies this, she accepts her body and is proud! I hope I can follow in her foot steps!

As for today I am taking it one step at a time and not getting stuck in my head, what are you guys doing to keep you self focused on the positive? Let me know below!

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6 comments

  1. Happy to hear your news. And because you are young, you can get rid of that loose skin by exercising. When I was thirty I lost thirty pounds in nine weeks. I exercised a lot! Now my weight loss shows in wrinkles I’m afraid, not too great, but I’m much healthier now. After a year of hard times, I try to keep positive every day. I have a great grandson who insists I do things, keeps me on my good behavior. Keep up the exercise, try new things everytime so you don’t get bored. Have you seen that new aerobic exercise using drumsticks? I wish I could do that, I love drums! Did I tell you I used to walk/dance on the sidewalks of my neighborhood with a Walkman to keep me company….you probably don’t even know what that is!😄Congratulations on the weight loss; it is hard work, but worth it!

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    1. Thank you so much! Ya the skin should snap back, at least thats what I have heard! Thats awesome that your great grandson encourages you! No I haven’t but I will look it up! I used to do Taiko drumming and it was such a workout! Haha I used to have a walkman growing up! ❤ thank you for your support!

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  2. I think weight training is the answer for the loose skin, lifting weights and gaining strength is just as important as cardio! At 42 I will never get rid of all my saggy bits but I’ve seen a difference already by incorporating strength training into my exercise! You are doing so well though Ruzele, keep going 😊

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  3. That’s so great that you can find inspiration for yourself instead of just giving up. Keep up the good work! I myself usually look up videos on the topic of fitness (testimonials, workouts, new exercises I haven’t tried, etc.) when I’m struggling to stay motivated. I’m a very visual person so that helps a lot.

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