The morning of the Race for Life june 5th, 2011
Me and Mum, May 2011
Well hello there, I'm Kat. I'm 24, living in the UK, and I'm hoping to lose 154 pounds or 11 stone (UK). I know, it's a huge feat, but with the support of the spark community and my family (they joined yesterday), I hope I can achieve it!
I used to be really bubbly, confident and always up for a laugh. Now I'm always thinking up excuses not to go out with my friends. One day, they'll stop asking because they'll know the answer, so I'm gonna stop that happening!
The question is: What do I want??? I want a LIFE! I have missed out on so much and I will keep missing out if I keep this up. So NO MORE. I WILL lose this weight!
It's been a year since I joined SP, and I have to be honest, I NEVER thought I'd make 2 months, let alone 1 year! It has been difficult sometimes, but there has been ALOT of support around me. I've had the chance to learn about how my body works, what it needs and how much I can push it. I can even run on the treadmill for 7 mins, something which I never thought I'd do. I still have a way to go, but I know I can do it now, unlike last year. So, I raise my glass to the next 12 months, and shout BRING IT ON!
My aim for 2012: to get below 200lbs... I want to be in Onederland!
I want to be able to walk into a clothes shop and not be embarrassed when walking through the door.
I want to be healthier, and fitter, to live a better life. I just want to feel comfortable when I walk down the street, or go clothes shopping with friends.
Exercise 3 days a week and watch my calories. And most importantly, ENJOY my journey.
Just some general info;
I read alot, and it plays a big part of my life.
I love animals and have a dog called Bella and a cat called Socks.
I love music, and I'm pretty eclectic in what I listen to.
Movies is a massive part of my life. I love them!
I haven't got the greatest confidence, but it's slowly getting there. I hope to improve this over the next year.
Weight loss goals
280 (20 St) – Go Walking somewhere new **25/02/11**
260 (18 st 8lbs) – Get my hair cut! **27/05/11**
240 (17st 2lbs) – Cinema!
230 (15st 10lbs) – First 5 stone down! Try my size 18 (UK) jeans on.
200 (14st 4lbs) – Go swimming.
180 (12st 12lbs) – Buy myself a cocktail dress for the first time.
160 (11st 6lbs) – Go for a spa weekend.
140 (10st) – Goal! Clothes Shopping, photoshoot, HOLIDAY!! And re-do all of the above!
Secrets of Success
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| Pounds lost: 102.0
Hey Kat! Wow 38lbs??!! That is AMAZING!!! I'm so glad you're still on track. Are your family onboard with you or are you still going at it alone? I'm so impressed and inspired, 38lbs is so great!
I haven't weighed myself in about 4 months because I'm trying to focus on the physical changes. And wow it's been amazing. My clothes all fall off me now...just tried on a pair of shorts that I couldn't even button comfortably at the beginning of this year, and now they are like clown shorts! It's mental, but I'm absolutely loving it.
I know life can totally get in the way of having Spark time. So glad you're still on track. Check in on us once in a while when you find time. Hope you're enjoying your new job too.
1219 days ago
Hey hey. Just checking in on my fellow UK Sparker! Haven't seen you around in a while. Hope you come back soon. Let me know how you're doing. We can do this, let's keep pushing.
1219 days ago
I saw your comment on what are you proud of today-you went to the gym and got a new job-wow! A great day for you. Congrats on both the working towards a better you who you want to be, and the job.
1344 days ago
Nice one for resisting the MaccyD's! It's so hard when you're trying to resist and you get confronted with it aint it?! Last night my brother and his girlfriend were driving me home and she asked if we should stop at the chip shop. Before I could even let myself consider it I said 'NO'! I didn't even wanna dwell on it hahaha
on the 1lb. Slow and steady wins the race. I'm down 1.4lbs, which wasn't what I wanted but a loss is a loss. And I'm finding it so so easy right now to stick on plan, so I'm happy to just keep going and watch it come off in its own time.
Here's to another spot on week and another loss for both of us
1402 days ago
Hey Kat! Ahhh I'm buzzing that you mentioned me in your blog! Thanks so much. The thought of our 40-days-to-Christmas streak has reallllly kept me going this week! This week was my 3rd week of staying on track, and that always seems the hardest for me. Too many thoughts of just giving it. But I didn't, cos I know that we're in this together! So today is day 21 for me being right on track, no slip ups, and I'm feeling so proud of myself. So proud of US! We've got 30 days til Christmas (can you believe it?!) and I know we can do it.
How's your week been? I'm weighing in tomorrow so fingers crossed. Two weeks ago I was 194.6 so I'm hoping to be around 190! Eeeek, fingers AND toes crossed.
Hope you've had a great one too x
1404 days ago