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    Before & after: from chubster to runner!

    Hi everyone

    I started SW back in May 2013 after one of my best friends got engaged and asked me to be her bridesmaid.

    I had originally been a size 8-10 when I was in school but piled on weight when I was going out with a very tall and active guy who I ate similar portions to and when I moved away to university. My weight creeped up over a period of about 2 years to nearly 12-13 stone. I can't be sure exactly how much I weighed as I didn't weigh myself but I was a size 14-16 at only 5ft 2!

    When I started working I naturally lost a little weight as I was in more of a routine and making better choices. I think age and maturity kicked in a bit too! I ended up hovering around 10st7lb -11st for a couple of years (a biggish size 12) but finally took action when the thought of being a chubby bridesmaid filled me with dread!

    I decided on SW as I had gone to classes on/off before and knew it worked whilst still providing me flexibility to have a normal life with meals out, nights out with friends etc. This time I didn't join a class and did it on my own from home!

    It took me about a year to lose 3 stone as I didn't deprive myself and still made sure I got the balance between weight loss / socialising. In this time I also joined a gym and took up running. I developed a major love especially for spin classes!!

    In the past year I've completed a half marathon and 4 or 5 10k races. In 4 weeks time, I'll be doing my first ever marathon in Paris!!!

    My weight still might fluctuate a little depending on how much fun I'm having but I will NEVER go back to the way I was. I have completely changed my lifestyle and adore this way of life now. People taking pictures of me is no longer a terrifying and embarassing experience which I want to avoid, and shopping for new size 8 items of clothing never gets old!!!

    Here's a pic of my before and after

    Before & after: from chubster to runner!-imageuploadedbyminimins.com1426606830.180577.jpg



    May 2015 Update: I completed the marathon and enjoyed (almost) every minute!!

    Before & after: from chubster to runner!-img_4920.jpg

    Me and my lovely sparkly medal after finishing
    Last edited by Opal_Lily : 1 Week Ago at 08:31 AM
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    My Current Mini Goals

    Complete Paris Marathon - 12th April 2015 (DONE - 5h26)
    Complete Great South Run - 26th October 2014 (DONE - 1:54:06)
    Improve 10k PB (Armagh 10k 1:17:29, Lisburn 10k 1:12:49, Dambusters 10k 1:04:55, Castlewellan 10k 1:01:57)

    Complete Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon - 4th August 2014 (DONE - 2:35:40)


    Post-Marathon Summer Countdown
    (Commencing 17/04/15 with weekly Fri WI)

    Get back to target range (8st 10 - DONE 24/04/15)
    Get back to target (8st 7 - 1.5lb to go)
    Get down to lower end of target (8st 4 - 4.5lb to go)
    Get down to ideal weight for summer for a bit of wriggle room (8st - 8.5lb to go)

    Week 1: - 2.5 lb
    Week 2: No WI
    Week 3: - 2lb
    Week 4:+ 1lb


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    You look amazing well done on your new lifestyle
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    I want to lose 122lbs: ( 83 to go ) ( 39 lost )
    Month 1 = 1 stone 2lbs (SOM)
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    Current BMI: 30.6
    Goal BMI: 28.7


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    Wow, what a difference a year(or two) makes.

    I hope I can soon get to where you are. I'm on the right track :-)
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    Well done on your weightloss,that's an amazing transformation.

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    Start BMI: 29.4
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    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st12.5lb
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    % Lost 25.16%
    Thanks everyone xx
    Reached target with Slimming World/5:2 on Monday 23rd June 2014... Now maintaining!

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    My Current Mini Goals

    Complete Paris Marathon - 12th April 2015 (DONE - 5h26)
    Complete Great South Run - 26th October 2014 (DONE - 1:54:06)
    Improve 10k PB (Armagh 10k 1:17:29, Lisburn 10k 1:12:49, Dambusters 10k 1:04:55, Castlewellan 10k 1:01:57)

    Complete Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon - 4th August 2014 (DONE - 2:35:40)


    Post-Marathon Summer Countdown
    (Commencing 17/04/15 with weekly Fri WI)

    Get back to target range (8st 10 - DONE 24/04/15)
    Get back to target (8st 7 - 1.5lb to go)
    Get down to lower end of target (8st 4 - 4.5lb to go)
    Get down to ideal weight for summer for a bit of wriggle room (8st - 8.5lb to go)

    Week 1: - 2.5 lb
    Week 2: No WI
    Week 3: - 2lb
    Week 4:+ 1lb


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    Well done you look great Im aiming for the same results slowly but surely. Getting better at the gym now and even started running which is an achievement for me to say the least. Having arthritis in both hips (already had surgery on one) and in 1 knee (im only 31) plus being overweight has been hard but im slimming down and seeing results on the scales and in my joints.

    Great big well done!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipsy1512 View Post
    Well done you look great Im aiming for the same results slowly but surely. Getting better at the gym now and even started running which is an achievement for me to say the least. Having arthritis in both hips (already had surgery on one) and in 1 knee (im only 31) plus being overweight has been hard but im slimming down and seeing results on the scales and in my joints.

    Great big well done!!
    Good work!!!! Wow! Fair play to you for running with hip/knee issues. Do you do any other cardio? When my knees/hips are a little sore (happens now and again after very long runs) I do spin classes as they're great for getting my heart rate up but without putting any pressure on my knees/hips. They also burn way more calories than running does so that's a nice side effect too
    Reached target with Slimming World/5:2 on Monday 23rd June 2014... Now maintaining!

    Come visit my
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    My Current Mini Goals

    Complete Paris Marathon - 12th April 2015 (DONE - 5h26)
    Complete Great South Run - 26th October 2014 (DONE - 1:54:06)
    Improve 10k PB (Armagh 10k 1:17:29, Lisburn 10k 1:12:49, Dambusters 10k 1:04:55, Castlewellan 10k 1:01:57)

    Complete Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon - 4th August 2014 (DONE - 2:35:40)


    Post-Marathon Summer Countdown
    (Commencing 17/04/15 with weekly Fri WI)

    Get back to target range (8st 10 - DONE 24/04/15)
    Get back to target (8st 7 - 1.5lb to go)
    Get down to lower end of target (8st 4 - 4.5lb to go)
    Get down to ideal weight for summer for a bit of wriggle room (8st - 8.5lb to go)

    Week 1: - 2.5 lb
    Week 2: No WI
    Week 3: - 2lb
    Week 4:+ 1lb


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    Current BMI: 21.5
    Goal BMI: 20.4


    Statistics:
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    wow you look fab!!!!! Well done I bet its so nice looking at that and seeing how far you've come!!!! xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by OL_1234 View Post
    Good work!!!! Wow! Fair play to you for running with hip/knee issues. Do you do any other cardio? When my knees/hips are a little sore (happens now and again after very long runs) I do spin classes as they're great for getting my heart rate up but without putting any pressure on my knees/hips. They also burn way more calories than running does so that's a nice side effect too
    I do interval training on the stepper and use the bikes. Then I do weights to bud strength which I think is working too. When I am sore I just do the stepper and incline walking great to be feeling healthier and slimmer isn't it x
    Keep smiling, it keeps people wondering what your up to

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    Ah amazing! Browsing these before/after photos really makes me think it's possible for me!

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    Thanks everyone!!

    I did it! I ran a marathon!!! Still on cloud 9 and loving life. Going to keep up the running but focus on shorter distances with the Great North Run (half marathon) in September and maybe a few 10ks before that.
    I might do another half in a few weeks time but just to get a time to train to beat in the GNR!
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    My Current Mini Goals

    Complete Paris Marathon - 12th April 2015 (DONE - 5h26)
    Complete Great South Run - 26th October 2014 (DONE - 1:54:06)
    Improve 10k PB (Armagh 10k 1:17:29, Lisburn 10k 1:12:49, Dambusters 10k 1:04:55, Castlewellan 10k 1:01:57)

    Complete Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon - 4th August 2014 (DONE - 2:35:40)


    Post-Marathon Summer Countdown
    (Commencing 17/04/15 with weekly Fri WI)

    Get back to target range (8st 10 - DONE 24/04/15)
    Get back to target (8st 7 - 1.5lb to go)
    Get down to lower end of target (8st 4 - 4.5lb to go)
    Get down to ideal weight for summer for a bit of wriggle room (8st - 8.5lb to go)

    Week 1: - 2.5 lb
    Week 2: No WI
    Week 3: - 2lb
    Week 4:+ 1lb


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    Well done on completing a marathon, a great achievement. xx


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    Start BMI: 29.4
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    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st12.5lb
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    Thanks Pink - still on cloud 9!!!x


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    My Current Mini Goals

    Complete Paris Marathon - 12th April 2015 (DONE - 5h26)
    Complete Great South Run - 26th October 2014 (DONE - 1:54:06)
    Improve 10k PB (Armagh 10k 1:17:29, Lisburn 10k 1:12:49, Dambusters 10k 1:04:55, Castlewellan 10k 1:01:57)

    Complete Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon - 4th August 2014 (DONE - 2:35:40)


    Post-Marathon Summer Countdown
    (Commencing 17/04/15 with weekly Fri WI)

    Get back to target range (8st 10 - DONE 24/04/15)
    Get back to target (8st 7 - 1.5lb to go)
    Get down to lower end of target (8st 4 - 4.5lb to go)
    Get down to ideal weight for summer for a bit of wriggle room (8st - 8.5lb to go)

    Week 1: - 2.5 lb
    Week 2: No WI
    Week 3: - 2lb
    Week 4:+ 1lb


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    Wow you look amazing, well done!!

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