Just read through your story and its so inspiring! Im a yo-yo dieter and ive tried every diet going over the past 10 or so years. Im now on cwp and im hoping this will be the last diet I ever start. The thought of posting my own before and after pics is really keeping me going. Well done
Oh wow. You are amazing. Massive well done to you xxxxxx
FIRST GOAL IS TO GET OUT OF THE OBESE BMI CATEGORY AND BACK INTO OVERWEIGHT. YES I WILL CELEBRATE BEING SIMPLY CLASSED AS OVERWEIGHT AND NOT OBESE
I thank the support of minimins for where I am today. xxxx
Just popping in to give a quick update, and to say thanks again for the lovely comments since I last posted
I'm pleased to be able to say that I'm now nearly four months down the line, and still loosely maintaining...it's not been easy by any means but I've never been more that 5-6lbs over my goal weight, but never more than 1-2lbs under it either!
Ideally I'd like to average out 3-4lbs under my goal so that any special occasion wouldn't bounce me back over it, but I'm still working on that. Today I'm 10st 5.5lbs, but I've got my birthday coming up in a couple of weeks, so I'm trying to lose a little bit in preparation for that.
Despite being four months down the maintenence road, I still don't think I've found my feet properly yet. I've become quite obsessive about calorie counting/food planning and I do find it difficult to be spontaneous and natural about food. I guess that's better than burying my head in the sand and piling lots of weight on, but I do need to find a way to live my life without food taking up so much of my headspace.
But despite all that, I'm still very happy to be where I am now...it's still a buzz to be wearing size 14s and to feel just average when I'm out and about. I'm also starting to realise that I'm actually healthier and fitter than I've ever been before - I actually feel motivated to exercise and regularly walk 4-5 miles just for fun
I'm sure this won't be the end of my story - I'm on Minis every day just browsing, but I don't often post these days for some reason. I'll make sure I come back and update this thread though, hopefully to say that I'm still maintaining...but I'll never take that for granted!
Awh! Alex thanks so much for sharing your success and your maintenance. It would be lovely if you continued to share your ongoing maintenance as and when you can because it provides "hope" for the likes of me who has struggled and always failed at maintenance in the past. I've a bit more to lose but I'm planning my maintenance and it is good to know that immbeing realistic that it will be an ongoing battle until hopefully one day it becomes more natural.
Keep doing what you are doing on the weight will stay off. X
Start 22 Feb 2015 (no weigh in)
Week 1 - (10.6.0)
that is so motivating what u r writting!
My weight lose diary: http://www.minimins.com/weight-loss-diary/311142-mission-aniauk83.html
I have about half of me to lose as well and it just seems so daunting on this end. You've done so well and you look gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your story
You've done brilliantly! Such an inspiration! I have to lose more than half my body weight and it's so daunting, but stories like yours give me so much more hope! Good luck with the maintenance, I hope you find your feet with it soon. X
Short Term Goals
Lose First Stone DONE 27th Feb 2014
Get into size 26 jeans (started at 28/30) DONE 21st Feb 2014
Get into size 24 Jeans DONE 27th Feb 2014
Lose Second Stone
Lose 5% of my body weight (23st 4lbs) DONE 11th Mar 2014
Lose 10% of my body weight (22st)
7lbs lost before starting 5:2
Week 1: -4 lbs
Week 2: -1 lb
Week 3: -1 lb
27 Feb 2014: -3 lbs
11 Mar 2014: -1 lb
AMAZING achivement well done xx
Re-joined Slimming World 15th July 2014, 1lb at a time. No target weight in mind, I will decide when I get to a comfortable dress size
Week 1 : -3.5lbs
Week 2: -3lbs
Week 3: Missed Class
Week 4: +6lbs
Week 5: -3.5lbs
Such an inspiring story Alex thank you for sharing xx
If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got.
Lose 7 lbs
lose first stone
target of 11stone by August 2014
Oh wow I have only just read this story as I haven't been on Mini's for a while. First off a big congrats to you, you must be feeling so proud of your wonderful achievement. I had to laugh to myself when i saw the pics of you and the trousers! when you could get into one leg of them, seems unreal kinda! you are a true inspiration to people like myself who struggle and i wish you all the best in the future. :-)
What a fantastic success story, really well done. It's people like you that make me persevere on the long journey x
Mini Goals -
2 Stone by the end of June 2013 - ready for holiday
4 Stone by the end of 2013
Reach target weight by April 2014
Stunning transformation and just what people need to help motivate them. I too have on and off times so totally understand why it took so long. Keep up the updates, would love to hear more about your story.
Restarted Jan 2014
Lost 1 stone 4.5lb so far
Lose 2 stone challenge in 10 weeks - 7/4/14 - 16/06/14
Week 1 ?
Truly inspirational - thank you!
I binge eat, and have swung from one extreme to the next. To see you succeed has inspired me to keep at it. Thank you.
You look amazing x
good job its fantastic congratulations