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First time on MedHelp, not first in the weight-loss fight...

Nov 17, 2012 - 6 comments





try harder

First day here, so i thought it's only fitting to write an entry.
I am really not sure to whom exactly i am writing. Maybe it's just me myself and i, right?
Or maybe not. In the second case, please excuse my english. It's not my first language
and my texts will probably have quite a few mistakes. But it's the curse of the writer.
The writer needs to write.

I've been overweight as long as i can remember myself. It never was too much, but it was enough to
make me insecure. It made me feel ungly and insufficient in every way. Especially during my teen years
it felt so damn awful. I have tried dieting more than once. And always quit after two or three months.
I used to say to myself how i was ok and didn't have to go all the way down to my ideal weight and that
even half way through it was enough.

Well, it wasn't. And as soon as i relaxed and stopped thinking about it i gained back every single pound i had lost.
Until now. I decided that this is it. I am down to two weeks of dieting today. And i excersise almost daily. I am not thrilled with my progress. For some stupid reason i have not lost more than one kilogram since i began two weeks back. And it frustrates me greatly. But i will not quit this time. I want to finally get where i deserve to be. And i know i am the only one who can get me there. So this is mostly a promise to myself. I am not letting me down again. This time it's for real. This time it's not about losing weight, it's about overcoming my weaknesses and adopting a healthier way of living. It's about getting prettier inside and outside. It's about taking matters to my own hands. It's about balancing body and mind. Logic and feeling. Desire and need.

This is about me. Better late than never.


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by paulag88, Nov 17, 2012
Hello Mirka,
I'm new to this site as well and I wanted to let you know that I am also struggling with weight problems. But don't give up you can do it :) I love your mentality that's how I think as well. I got a LONG way to go but it will be worth it. I just made a weight tracker on this site you should do one as well. Good Luck and keep me updated on your results.

by spinnergrrrl, Nov 17, 2012
I wrote about this yesterday on my journal. One pound of actual fat loss is something to celebrate! A Kilogram is 2.2 pounds-- you're due twice the celebration.

by mirkafpfs, Nov 18, 2012
@paulag88 Thank you for responding and for your interest! I accepted your friend request. I was thrilled after two weeks to see the second kilogram go! (I am 4.4 slimmer :D) Good luck to you too!

@Spinnergrrrl Thank you so much. Sometimes you just forget to be happy when the progress is not that big. You made my day though (You and my scale that saw another kilogram  down :) .)

by ChitChatNine, Nov 19, 2012
Welcome to MedHelp! I've been battling my weight for a for few years and have found lots of support here.

There are some really great trackers you can use that may help you, too!

Weight Loss Tracker:

Food Diary:

All Health Tools:

Scroll to the bottom and you will see all MedHelp's mobile app's and devices

Weight Loss & Dieting Community:

Hope this helps :)

Community Leader

by Barb135, Nov 19, 2012
Hi everyone; I'd like to introduce myself -- my name is Barb and I'm the CoCL of the Weight Loss & Dieting community (ChitChatNine posted the link above).  

I, too, have been battling my weight for a few years.  It was really hard for me, because I never had a weight problem until my thyroid stopped working and since the thyroid controls metabolism, once things went haywire, I couldn't back to a decent weight.

I'd like to welcome all of you to MedHelp and invite you to check out, and join, the Weight Loss & Dieting community, if you haven't already.  I've had a recent death in the family, so haven't been able to be on the forum a lot lately, but would like to get to know everyone and see if we can get us all motivated and headed in the right direction.  

CoCL Weight Loss & Dieting

by mirkafpfs, Nov 19, 2012
Thank you guys for the link to the community. I'll be sure to join! :)

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