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30lbs down baby!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Focus on what you've done not what you have yet to do is becoming my new motto because I know I could easily lose another 90lbs but I HAVE l lost 30.


And that is amazing. Awesome. Wonderful.

All my clothes feel looser. My work uniform is heaps looser, I no longer feel like the fabric is going to burst at the seams every time I bend down. Hurrah! I've lost 2.4lbs this week and those were the two that tipped me into everything feeling like it's just a little too big for me. And that is a wonderful feeling.

A feeling I'm going to hang on to when weight loss feels tough. It's not the weight loss, losing weight is easy (please don't hurt me!) but it is. Weight is just weight. What's going on in my brain that's the difficult bit, but I'm working on it.



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CARINEVE 6/30/2014 1:25PM

    Good for you!
There is always more to it than just losing weight, but you should enjoy the fact that you have lost it none the less!!

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2lb down baby!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Night shifts are clearly the answer to weight loss. I can't tell if it's because I'm on my feet for 10-12 hours, eating less big meals (meaning those 3am cookies aren't doing much damage) or I'm so tired I'm reading the scales wrong and have actually gone up a stone but looking on the bright side, woohoo!

Almost seems wrong that I'm about to seek out some toast.....


What's a year in the great scheme of life?

Monday, June 16, 2014

So I realised that it's been a very, very (VERY) long time since I checked in on here. My bad. Life sort of got away from me for a bit and friends I'd made on here had all drifted away or disappeared and there didn't seem to be much point.


to catch up. The midwifery is going well, I've caught 14 babies and am starting on labour ward again this week so hopefully that will go up quite quickly. I've started hypnotherapy and hoping a hypno band will have some effect. I'm working on changing the way I think about things which has a knock on effect throughout my life, weight included.

All in all, everything's good :)

ps: dyed my hair back to brown for a bit too, that was scary while it lasted! I'm a blonde at heart, mwah!

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DUBAIGIRL 6/23/2014 10:47AM

    Hi Belle,

I lived there for 7 years and then moved back to the UK in 2012 to do a midwifery course, which I love!

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BELLENGLISH 6/17/2014 10:21PM

    Hi. How long have you lived in Dubai?

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Toilet doors are evil

Saturday, July 27, 2013

So, yesterday I opened a toilet stall door. In revenge at this atrocity, the toilet door struck back and decapitated my big toe. That is, knocked the nail off the nail bed causing much pain and blood.

A little bit of an over reaction I think.

Since it was too late for the doctors I ended up in A&E where horrible things happened to poor toe. I'll save you the gore but end result - all bandaged up.

Problem? I can't put my foot in a shoe which means NO running (week 4 of c2fivek) and thus no walking either! Argh! Can't even swim, dangnabit! I swear the world is determined to keep me fat! I see why people resort to surgery I really do!

Sisters wedding is in 2 and a half months and I am fat!fat!fat!

Heal toe, heal! The treadmill is a calling!

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MRSRIGS1 7/27/2013 1:39PM

    I'm so sorry and I hope your toe heals quickly. I would be very sad too. But, there is hope. I have seen exercise videos on SP all done from a chair. Perhaps, you could do these. It's something until you're all better.

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CRABBYTHING 7/27/2013 1:38PM

    My daughter had that happen. It was horrible. So sorry you are side lined from this.

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The week of the Bridesmaid

Monday, July 08, 2013

Opps, so what with all the champagne, bucks fizz, vodka, wine, hamburgers, desserts and general merriment that comes with a wedding, I've managed to regain all the weight I lost over the last 3 weeks. I hate my body and it's unbelievable ability to absorb any kind of fat and instantly keep it.

The wedding was amazing though and I only cried like 5 times.

With the gang from uni. Can't believe I've known them 11 years now.

So, plan for this week, detox off the rampant sugar that has been involved over the last 3 days, no caffeine (with my shift work this aspect truly sucks), no processed food and hopefully next Monday will see an improvement. Am keeping my fingers crossed that I don't succumb to stress eating as I have an exam on Monday and one on Thur too. The Thur one is a practical exam and it's scaring the pants off me!

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FERRETLOVER1 7/8/2013 7:28AM

    The important thing is that you had a great time at the wedding and during all the festivities associated with it. You can get yourself back on track now. Don't beat yourself up about it. emoticon

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