Sunday, March 06, 2011
This is a Blog I did a few months ago.... I am amending it because I am still losing weight
I feel great my body is beginning to firm up and my clothes are hanging off me. Bought my first pair of skinny jeans since I was 18 recently. I have begun to develop some stomach muscles too. Its still hard work and not pleasant but my heart jumps for joy at what I have done since September. My son has also started to work out with me and has started his weight loss journey, losing 13 pounds in about 3 weeks. ITS ALL GOOD!!!
Original Blog below with new weights and measurements.
I have to share with you because I am so stoked about how much success I am having with this weight loss and exercise. I hope you dont mind me spouting but its just fab when you realize just how much hard work you have put into something and come up trumps. Heaven knows this year this is all I have been successful in.
But I have just looked back at all my measurements and calculated what I have done in only 3 months. I have carved a healthier person out of a Jean who hadnt had time for herself in many years. Just look at what I have done, and bear in mind this is in 3 months.
Weight loss 17 pounds (1 stone 3 pounds) NOW 23 pounds
3 inches from thigh NOW 4 inches
1 inches from upper arm Same
4 inches from tummy NOW 4.75 inches
2 inches from boobs NOW 2.25 inches
4 inches from waist NOW 5 inches
4 inches from hips NOW 4.5 inches
Now can you see how happy I am. That now clothes that I put in bags for charities fit me again (and I didnt get round to sending them) because I thought this year "I have to face facts, I am moving on in years and you tend to get bigger as you get older, whats the point in keeping them I will never fit them again." I said this to my husband.
I was always uncomfortable jeans cutting into my tummy, shopping was not pleasant but necessary with my constant weight gain. I was buying things from the large and xl section of the shop. And I know that doesnt sound correct but manufacturers sizes vary so much. And yes I was getting xl knickers for comfort...lol. Gone were the days of thongs and laceys. (She says with a snigger).
This has been the one good thing that came of me losing my job. I have time for me to make and keep me healthy.
I know I wasnt the worst size I could be but I think we all have our comfort zone where we feel happiest and healthiest and able to manage the normal tasks of the day without having to sit down for a rest every 30 minutes. Or puffing and panting when we have to climb some stairs. I had surpassed that stage and felt yucky, so my mission is not yet complete but I am doing what I can to reach it. I would ideally like to lose another 7 pound but I am happy with what I have done so far and if I take a long time for those extra 7 to come off then so be it. My target is not unhealthy of unreasonable its about 9 stone 2, my weight now is 9 stone 9. Remember too that I am only 5 ft 3 so that weight is optimum for me.