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Just bought a 12.5kg bag of potatoes and it's been a real motivator

#1
I can only just about lift the bag of potatoes and asked the lad in the farm shop to carry it out to my car. Then I realised that I've lost 17kg which is more than the potatoes. I used to carry that weight with me every single day yet I can barely lift it.

This really brings it home to me what a huge difference my weight loss has made to me. No wonder I feel so much fitter and healthier. I've been a bit down over my low losses lately, but I feel so much better now as they all add up and every bit counts.

I've felt the weight of my achievement.
 
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#2
Well done on your loss so far. It definitely helps to physically put into perspective how much we have lost.
There is no way I could lift almost 7 and a half stone now, so goodness knows what that was doing to my body!!

What a lovely post Hun.
xxxx
 
#5
Thanks everyone. Today I went shopping for clothes and nearly cried. Not with dismay but with happiness. I used to look in the changing room mirror and see myself all fat and blubbery and looking awful in anything I tried on. Today I saw a much slimmer me who looked great in what I was trying on. It's just so fabulous. I even bought some size 10 jeans. They are a bit tight but my size 12 trousers are starting to get a bit loose so I've got some ready for when I need them.

Once I get to my target weight, my husband has promised me a whole new wardrobe. I can't wait!
 
#6
I went bowling on monday..

if any of you go anytime soon, youl spot a little sign on the end of each ally of the weights of the balls..

the green ones are 1 stone each, and the yellow 8lbs. i lost 4 green and one yellow, and i couldnt even hold two, one in each hand and stand up straight! its so crazy.. x
 

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#7
OMG that's amazing!! I've lost just under your sack of spuds TeresaTT and am gobsmacked by what you've just said! And you Fern re the bowling balls!! I did something similar the other day! I bought a honeydew melon (which is pretty heavy)! Out of interest I plonked it on my kitchen scales and it weighed 3lb, and I thought to myself how incredible it was that I'd lost 8 of them!! It's a great exercise to do, especially if you're feeling a bit down about losing 1/2 lb or 1 lb!! Find something in the house that weighs the same and it's surprising! Great thread!X
 


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