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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I've got the mind of a hare and the body of a tortoise.

Today, two of my colleagues told me that I look thinner and wanted to know how much weight I've lost. Yesterday another colleague said I'm noticeably a different shape. This is interesting because the scales don't seem to have budged much for a couple of months and I'm a bit twitchy about it.

The twitch is because I've made an appointment with my doctor for next week, and if she's not happy with my progress, boy am I in trouble. So let's say I am sparking away like billyo this week (though I haven't got to the gym yet owing to reluctance to clean horse bun from trainers) and am on my third consecutive pretty dam good day.

Something's deffo going on though. Any difference is likely to be because of all the exercise, of course. I think that IS changing my shape. Either that or my garments are hanging out in the wardrobe, giggling and stretching each other on the quiet so that they are bigger than they should be and get an early retirement.

So today I sneaked into Marks and Spencer and tried on a few things. First discovery, I'm definitely a Marks and Spencer size 20, where this time last year I was a 24. This is v v good as Bridget Jones would put it though if I weighed what she did I would think all my troubles were over. Second discovery, I'm not an 18 yet, definitely not. I tried on a size 18 jumper and it was ahem revealing. Of every bulge. And I've got plenty to choose from.

Ah well. Size 18 by Christmas is one of my goals, so that means losing 12 pounds in er er er about 11 weeks. Doable by most people's standards, but my standards are lower than most. We'll see.

It was wishful thinking, trying on that size 18 and the thing was I could get into it, it was just too tight. If I were thinner I would wear clothes that tight but I'm not so I won't.

It's not just food I'm hungry for. In fact increasingly I want other things more than I want food. In the same way that I want to wear smaller sizes than I can, I want to go more extreme exercise. Whenever I walk 6 or 7 or 8 miles, there'll be a runner, zipping past me going further or faster than I can. I want to be that runner.

Just off to excavate the trainers from their layer of mud. Gym tomorrow, though no gym today. emoticon

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FRABBIT 12/27/2012 11:57PM

  Congrats

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EFFRAYECHILDE 10/29/2012 10:18AM

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NLYR20 10/22/2012 4:51PM

  Wonderful, Congrats on your Mission...

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HYATTI1 10/19/2012 6:45PM

    This was a great post...thanks for sharing.

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NEWCHINELO 10/19/2012 6:13PM

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HDANGELB4U 10/17/2012 11:08PM

    thank you for posting this i have been going throught some as i call them fat moments, and i see the scale staying the same. i refuse to buy new cloths till i ge to a certian size. so you go girl way to go emoticon

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MS_PERCEPTION 10/15/2012 10:58AM

    Have that tortoise attittude and you'll go far. Slow and Steady DOES win the race!!

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GRAMSROC 10/14/2012 6:38PM

  Good for you.

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TPETRIE 10/14/2012 1:06PM

  Keep up the good work.

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ROCKETGIRL229 10/14/2012 12:44AM

    Awesome. Congratulations, and keep up the great and positive work!

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DEBK0923 10/13/2012 6:45PM

    you are doing wonderful, congrats, great blog

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SENIMMO 10/13/2012 11:51AM

    Really? You managed to squeeze into an 18 when this time last year you were in a 24 and you weren't shrieking in ecstasy?! Who cares if you still have a ways to go before it would look the way you WANT it to look? You fit into it! Do you realize how amazing that is?? How fabulous are you going to look by christmas in that size as hard as you're working!! I don't even know you and I'm about to burst with pride for you!!
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CAM2438 10/13/2012 6:53AM

    Keep up the good work! emoticon

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SLFGOLF 10/13/2012 1:00AM

    emoticon Progress is measured in more ways than just the scale. You are doing it the right way. Keeping your doctor informed in what you are doing and you will be fine.

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DEELB1 10/13/2012 12:23AM

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LOVEMYBODY2012 10/12/2012 11:20PM

    Progress is progress and being down a couple of dress sizes is huge! Good for you!

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HIPPYCAT 10/12/2012 10:00PM

    If you're getting smaller but not losing weight, you're getting BUFF! Congratulations!
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PATTOMMC3 10/12/2012 9:30PM

    Congrats on your new much smaller size! Kuddos to ya and I know you will see size 18 by Christmas! Keep up the excellant work!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 10/12/2012 9:18PM

    I so feel you. I have been going to the Zumba classes for two weeks now. And I see these girls (mind you they are 50 pounds lighter than me and 10, 15, 20 years younger) shaking their tail feathers with all the rhythm in the world. They are jumping and gyrating and bouncing around and I barely can do a few moves without feeling like I am going to not make it. But, you know what? I DO make it and I keep moving. That is what matters.

And CONGRATS on going from the size 24 to the size 20. That is AMAZING, and I have full confidence that you will make it to size 18 by xmas. emoticon

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CHANGING-TURTLE 10/12/2012 8:57PM

    I know what you mean, my scale dosen't seem to have buged but I am wearing a smaller size

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CAROL494 10/12/2012 8:43PM

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ORODEO73 10/12/2012 6:38PM

    Remember having something to work your way into is better that just worrying about the pounds falling off. I have got smaller in lthes size too. Great job! Keep it up and see where you want to be and get there. emoticon

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SPIRALDOWN 10/12/2012 2:38PM

    Change of shape is awesome.WTG!

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ZACHGSNANA 10/12/2012 2:17PM

    I am waiting for the day someone tells me I look like I have lost weight :). keep up the hard work and remember the scale doesnt tell the whole story. emoticon

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EDELWEISS33 10/12/2012 1:19PM

    it takes a few months of walking before you can be up to running. I have been walking about two years on and off. when I seriously walked 3-5 days a week, it took about 3 months to get to a slow jog. now I can actually jog 1.5 miles in a half hour. This is unprecedented for someone who never exercised regularly before.

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CHUM48 10/12/2012 12:40PM

    Keep it up! You can do it!

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HOLLYM48 10/12/2012 12:36PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon slow and steady, that is the only way to go! One day at a time, one inch at a time, don't worry about that scale, it is only a number and not always a reliable one! emoticon

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EG8383 10/12/2012 12:30PM

  Your positivity is what will keep you going. You might not be able to wear the 18 comfortably yet but you were able to put it on! That's a plus =). I feel like you, my mind is always on fast forward but my body seems to linger in slow motion. I think you're doing great...keep it up and don't feel like you're stuck in the mudd puddle. You're trucking along like the champ you are. Have a great Friday =)

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MYBABYGIRLS 10/12/2012 12:01PM

    You've got this! You have come a long way so now you know you can do it! emoticon

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DAVEED 10/12/2012 11:52AM

    Keep it up and never give up.

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BUSMOM27 10/12/2012 11:09AM

    keep up the good work

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KALISWALKER 10/12/2012 10:43AM

    You will be the rabbit!

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ESME25 10/12/2012 10:31AM

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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/12/2012 9:43AM

    Congrats on your changing shape! You must be building plenty of muscle if the scale isn't moving but your clothes are getting bigger. And that's great! LOL I had to google "billyo" (such a fun word!) to find out what it meant. It might be my new favorite slang word now. :)

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LISABERNADETTE1 10/12/2012 9:41AM

  Hi Chantal,

First always remember you can do it!!!
I understand your frustration... I lost 3 inches but only 8 pounds in 3 months of walking/hiking about 6 times a week. Shape changes, but eventually the weight will come off.
Also, you might want to try this...my cousin taught me this years ago and it really works...
Set your goals higher than you normally would. Resolve that you are going to give it your all, then if you fall short, you still land higher than where you expected to land. If you aim low and miss, there is little motivation in that.
A pound a week is very doable and a great goal. Between what you eat and what you exercise you just have to shave 3500 calories out...not hard to do when you get to the math. Keep on going, you are doing great!

Lisa

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LEANMEAN2 10/12/2012 8:54AM

    Thanks for sharing

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LEANMEAN2 10/12/2012 8:53AM

    Thanks for sharing

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TASHANCARRION 10/12/2012 8:48AM

    Way to go....Little by little. I wasn't happy with my progress either until I did a weight loss report. October last year to October this year I lost 20 pounds. Took a while but I got here. Now we just gotta keep pushing towards our goal on this wonderful Journey We can do it!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 10/12/2012 8:47AM

    The scale is not always the best judge of progress.

Make Today a Great Day!

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MCSWIGAN 10/12/2012 8:31AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work. Slow and steady always wins the race!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 10/12/2012 8:03AM

    Loved this lively blog! Keep doing what you're doing. It's great you've found what works for you!

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AJB121299 10/12/2012 7:56AM

    good luck

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KAREN608 10/12/2012 5:32AM

    Wonderful news for you, glad you are literally shaping up!

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THEIS58 10/12/2012 2:18AM

    Slow and steady

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GLOFRY1 10/12/2012 12:21AM

    Excellent effort and it is really paying off. From a size 24 to 20 is awesome. Keep it up and you'll see that 18 before Christmas I bet! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/12/2012 12:03AM

  Your doing alot, so eventually you will see that too.

I hope the Dr isn't too hard on you , because you are taking step to improve. emoticon

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