So, this has been a very hectic period for me, more hectic than ever. I’m hoping I didn’t drop a ball and fail my masters but I’m hopeful that I did enough to complete it. Teaching became very hectic towards the end and I’ll probably blog about it in more detail at some point.
On top of that I had two attempted break ins… not just one (I really want to move), I’m helping my daughter move out to start her new job in a new city and finding her the right place in a safe area with similar house mates has been tough but we think we’ve done it and my son’s transition into his new school year and visitors and all kinds of things that have been going on which I can update on as and when I get my breath back.
So through it all it was tough to keep tabs on a regular routine and there were a few slips and slides and indiscretions BUT I stuck mainly to a tried and tested meal plan and I managed to get a good bit of exercise in and the weight continued to come off. I haven’t weighed myself in ages and the last recorded weight I had on my facts and figures section on my blog was a month ago although I’m sure I updated at least once since then.
So today I decided it was time, a day ahead of my usual weigh day but who cares I wanted some numbers as I know I lost weight, I’ve gone down another dress size (I had to buy something lovely for an awards evening and actually enjoyed shopping for it) and when I saw the photos which I could not avoid having taken I was shocked at the difference from my starting point photos, not just in size but the smile on my face, the confident stance, the glowing skin and shiny hair… oh my gosh, I am so much happier and healthier now it is unreal, I can’t wait to get to my year mark and share photos on my blog. I am so looking forward to the big reveal… I will get there I really will.
So when I jumped on the scale today I was happy to have that confirmation that my suspicions were right and I’m going down! I didn’t care by how much, anyone who has ever read my weight loss posts knows I just want to see downward movement no matter how small, I’m doing this healthily, I’m not crashing it off and I’m certainly not starving myself or depriving myself nor am I killing myself in a gym.
So guys if you hadn’t already noticed Tracey (my 10 stone person weight shedding goal) has now lost a huge 5 sections of herself. Gone, bye bye, tata, see you around… 5 7lb (half stone) chunks of that lady have vanished into thin air.
My total weight loss to date is… drum roll please, wait for it… 39 pounds… 2 stone 11lbs…17.7kgs in 11 weeks and I have gone down in dress size from a UK 28 top to a 22 and a UK 24 bottom to a UK 18 (snug and stretchy but I’m in them all the same and they look good, they are not heaving and screaming at the seams)
This is kind of averaging out at around 3lbs a week which is awesome and I feel healthy for a huge person like me. I have a LONG way to go but I am.
I am so much more fit and agile, I run up the stairs, I power walk along the beach, I dance for an hour, I run for twenty minutes on the treadmill and it takes longer for me to become breathless but more importantly my heart rate returns to a resting beat in seconds.
I have no heartburn, no digestive issues, no pains, no aches, no muscle atrophy, I can do my own bra up, aftermath of using the toilet is no longer holding fear, I don’t have to squeeze through the shower doors, I can get in and out of the bath easily, my IBS has gone, my nails are long and strong and shiny like they have polish on when they don’t, my skin is glowing, my eyes are sparkling, my vision has improved (I know, I know but it really has!), I don’t sleep so much, I sleep better when I do sleep, I bounce out of bed in the morning instead of flop. I don’t feel l like a woman who is still over 300 pounds I feel like a size 10, 21 year old, truly.
I’m happy, I really am. It’s been so easy and fun. My big tips are water, kefir and love, lots of love for yourself and let your anxieties go, let them float over you, let nothing bother you, forgive your enemies, do charitable deeds, free yourself from fear and worry and bitterness and anger and all of that bad stuff and you will feel your soul begin to float and your body will float along with it. Trust me, it works.
Thank you all for your inspiration and encouragement, I may not have been around but I have thought of you and all of the lessons I’ve learned from you and it’s good to be back so I might help someone else get out of a rut.