Tuesday, July 31, 2012


It's an unofficial photo but since my 16 weeks set have caught so much attention I thought I'd post this one here too.

How have I managed?

*Counting calories. I use the MyFitnessPal.com app. It's available online too and has a great online community.

*Being kept accountable. I have a group of friends also working on losing weight. We check in with each other through and post motivational thoughts, recipes, struggles, ideas etc. We keep each other in line.

*Exercise. I started by only doing 10 minutes of jogging on the spot a day - it's better than nothing and you can do it whilst watching tv in your underwear.

*Being honest with myself. I want to do this. I know I can do this because I HAVE been doing it. I need to keep going. I'll succeed. There's no reason (other than myself) not to. It's nobody elses fault if I over eat or don't get some exercise. This is in my control.

There's no secret really. It's all just an honest effort on my part.

Monday, July 30, 2012

16 weeks

It's my birthday in 16 weeks and I want to be down to my goal weight of 155lbs (-16lbs from now) so today I got up and started how I mean to go on - 30 minutes of Just Dance in the morning.

When I took my picture I remembered I took a similar one a few months ago. Turns out it was actually 16 weeks ago! 16 is the magic number for today!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

18 to 12

I'm parting with my bigger clothes and giving myself a reality check. I'm still dealing with not recognising myself in the mirror and I think letting go of my old clothes is going to help move on.

My parents visited for a couple of weeks and whilst here my mum said "by the time I leave you're going to recognise yourself!" She would point out women I was the same size as and then proceed to make me follow them and look at them around the shop for a minute. She followed me into one of the shops I could only buy shoes, hats or scarfs from before and bought me two pairs of size 12 jeans. Jeans I didn't have to even try on because 12 is my size and 12 will fit. 

I came home and cleared out my 18, 17, 15, L, XL clothes. I am a 12.

I'm a 12 for now.