I always read people’s weight loss stories with admiration, as it’s something I’m trying to achieve. I read what they’d done to do what they’ve done. Cut out processed foods, cook from scratch with fresh meat, veggies and fruit. Check
Cut out fizzy drinks. Check
Stop the takeaways. Check
Exercise. Check
And then I get depressed :( As I’m already doing all this and still haven’t lost any weight. On the plus side, I haven’t gained any either….but still.
Then I read of people who took up jogging to lose weight. Check. They say they’re someone who hated and avoided exercise. Check, me too. Then they discovered running, love it and don’t know why they didn’t do it earlier. Most are now running marathons, mud runs etc. So not me. I started walking. Graduated to walking with ankle weights. Worked up to jogging a lap then walking a lap. Am now jogging 2 laps and walking one. It hasn’t got any easier and I don’t enjoy it any more either. I still dislike exercise, but I’m still doing it.
Maybe I’m just meant to be this size forever and I should just accept it and learn to love the me I am. Well, that’s a story for another day!

Posted anonymously, 25th April 2016

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  • Don’t give up. Keep your goals in mind and try and reward yourself for even little achievements.


  • Be happy with yourself and achieve the weight you want and not what others think you should be. As long as you are healthy; it doesn’t matter what weight you are. Eat and do everything in moderation. Be happy.


  • I to need to loose weight, my goal is about 15 to 20 kg. I have decided every fornight or so to try to cut a unhealthy options out of my diet. starting with drinking more water and less coffee and soft drinks.( i cup of each i have allowed each day) I now have a bottle of cold waterwith ice on hand with a couple of slices of lemon in it for flavour… Thats my first step.. Its been three weeks and i have lost a kg… Small steps to make it easier. I say dont rush in with huge plans or you will set yourself to fail… Next step will be to find a healthier snack during the day but what…. It will take time but i know Its acheivable….


  • It takes time and a lot of effort indeed. I’m sorry that, despite your best efforts, your weight isn’t changing. But I am sure that you are in a better condition than when you started, isn’t it?


  • Time and perseverance will work in the end. Losing weight is a long and tough journey. Running isn’t for everyone (I am most definitely not a runner). You could try a walk on the beach, swimming or aqua aerobics for a change. Any exercise is good exercise. Good luck and keep up the good work.


  • It does take some people longer than others. Ont give up!


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