Occasional Diary !!...Still here...lurking!!

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  1. Prettyfacebut?

    Prettyfacebut? ...body-has-caught-up!!!!

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    Hi All (and thanks for the pm's guys:thankyou:)
    Still here (lurking mainly:hide:) and still smiling!

    Loving the sunny weather and sticking to CDSS. Have been focussing on some of the issues I mentioned in my previous posts concerning work etc and its going well and i'm pretty relaxed and positive about things, it's great saying 'no' and putting myself 1st!!

    Had a couple of good weigh-ins (5lbs + 5lbs) followed by 1lbs which to be honest I'm ok with because...I went for an early Sat morning walk with my sister...well 3 1/2
    hours and approx 10 miles later:eek: I felt great and buzzy, however I swelled up like a balloon:eek: (note to self...drink more water when walking!!) caught up with the water but not in time for weigh-in on Monday.

    Exercise is making a massive difference and although the scales tell one story (16st) my clothes tell another (size 14)!!!

    Tiny bit concerned as my bottom, which was always large...but firm....is much smaller...but...the only way I can describe it is 'hanging':eek:...I have faith that it will catch up. At the end of the day my muscle definition is better, I just have to give my skin a chance:p

    CD is just something I do, I'm not having to think about it, if anything I am having to make sure I remember to do my 4 packs as I am just not hungry. I have less than 2 stone to go to weight target, however my size target was always a 14 and I am there!!

    Anyway, hoping to get to the next London meet, have some things in my diary so trying to shuffle, it would be great to meet up with you great girls from the last time and some others:D

    Oh and by the way 'snap' Dancing, I did some online shopping from Next for sandals for my size 9's and they are great and delivered very quickly!!

    Anyway....that's my update for now....Hi to all the 'newbee's " Keep going...if I can do it ....you can", to anyone struggling, "Keep going...if I can do it....you can", to my friends (you know who you are;))....I am the angel on your shoulder:vibes:!!!

    Muchly Lurve!
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    Oooo fabby a new diary! Hey hunnybun great to see you and to know that you are still smiling... it's such a gorgey smile too!

    Re the bottom thing, welcome to the wonderful world of bottom crease (or bottom ripple as I now affectionately call it!), it's where your bum kinda sags into your thighs and you are left with a lovely crease, great place to keep pencils and other such useful items me thinks! I too am hopeful things will firm up with time, but then again I have grown kind fond of it in a weird kind of way!!

    Sorry I am waffling and spamming your diary, I shall drift away into oblivion. Keep on keeping on babes you are an inspiration to many xxxxxx
     
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    Lovely to hear from you, and that's fab news on the size 14 front! Woohoo!

    Keep going my lovely xx
     
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    sounds like you are doing really well. Keep up the good work :)

    becky x
     
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    how on earth did i miss this???!!! I did though!
     
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    note to self ... get on the blooming exercise bike.. Note to you.. my bottom is not just hanging but has weights on it!!

    hope you manage to shuffle ... want to see you again!

    ohh brill. even the pair they said would take one to two weeks to arrive, arrived 4 days later. I cannot believe that Next sell larger sizes.. I suspect i'll need a size 10 in some shoes but some size 9s fit (just)

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  8. Prettyfacebut?

    Prettyfacebut? ...body-has-caught-up!!!!

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    Hi All:)

    Glad to know I am not the only one with 'hanging bottom syndrome':D

    Thanks for the pm's Dancing! You're right about the SS vs slowly moving up the plans....I think while I am in the 'zone' I will stick with SSing and if/when I feel the need for some food I will re-assess. Don't really want to go below a size 14(as I am tall) but the number on the scales is taunting me;)

    Thanks Georgie (ah shucks:eek:) I hope I have been an inspiration to others! When I look back to some of my 'Help Me' posts in the beginning I never imagined getting to this point where SS is 'just something I do' and not really think about!!

    Sarah...How you doing honey??

    Becky....Thanks Hun!!

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    Prettyfacebut? ...body-has-caught-up!!!!

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    1st Weight Gain!!!

    Hi All,

    Well....1lb gain this week:eek:

    I think my body has gone haywire:confused: I am in a size 14 at 16stone (or should that be 16st 1lb?)....I always said I wouldn't let the numbers on the scales get to me and they are not (surprisingly!)....I am still feeling really upbeat and feel good body wise.....however...whats with the scales???
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    Not been too good with the water intake!
    Haven't had a 'number 2' for....hmm...can't remember!
    Have 'mid-cycle' pmt?
    Have been doing quite a lot of walking and yoga?

    Right....off to update my ticker....strange feeling having to move it in the other direction:rolleyes:
    XXXXXXX
     
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    hi there. Good to hear how things are going with you. Well, you have listed many reasons why the scales gave you a 1lb gain so next week should be better for you. I'm pleased to hear that your head is still in the right place.

    Hmmmm, why can't I get back into exercise? There was a time I exercised 2-3 hours a day and did yoga every morning. Now I just can't get into the zone - I blame my minimins addiction!

    Keep smiling
     
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    I must be honest...I vary rarely want to exercise, (i'm trying to convince myself right now to get off the lap-top and do some;))....I make a deal with myself to do 5/10 minutes and I find once I start I get the buzz and want to do more!
    Same with the gym....I agree to go for 20 mins....but once i'm there I get the 'buzz' and continue.
    I'm loving my next sandals.....how are yours??
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    One pair of next sandals fit well in terms of size but they have a bit that goes from front of foot up over top of foot to the ankle strap ... which seems to be a wee bit too long and so doesn't lie against my foot - it arches above it. The other pair are pretty flip flops really - with turquoise stones along the straps (which matches my ankle tattoo colour). They are nice but only just long enough for my foot.

    I also got some mocassin/pumps ... which I fit into and have worn but they are a bit tight. So, I really need a larger size but they don't do a 44.

    Ok, that was all too much boring detail. Sorry. They are ok, is the short answer! :)
     
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    Talking of "big shoes!" im a size 9-10 ! its so hard to find pretty shoes that big. If i look on ebay, all that comes up is "fetish" shoes!! LOL presumeably for MEN to dress up in! lots of plastic high heel boots etc! LOL...................Saw some lovely sandals etc in Clarks ! oh for smaller feet eh
     
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    Have you looked at Next's online website .. .loads of pretty shoes in 43 (9) ... but I seem to be a 10 in their sizes (but they only go to a 9) but can squeeze into the 9s

    Where do you live? It must be even more difficult if you aren't in easy distance of the large shoe specialists in London (which aren't that good and are sooo expensive) and Evans seem to have cut back on selling shoes too.
     
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    I live north london, but as you say, NEXT 9's come up a bit small, I can manage with sandals, but "whole shoes" are often too tight! Ive never actually had FAT FEET so doubt if they will shrink like some peoples do when they lose weight. I just live in birkenstocks all summer! I have to be COMFY! cant do squashed toes! LOL
     
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    my feet a too wide for birkenstocks (I get rubbing on my instep because of the shaping they have on the sole). Next do some wide fitting (all over shoes) but I haven't tried any of them yet. They may be okay for you in a 9. Not sure if they will be for me ... seems to be the length that isn't quite right on 2 of my 3 pairs.

    My feet aren't fat either - just wide. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could get smaller feet from dieting like so many others seem to
     
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    My theory is that i would fall over if i had small feet!! Im 5' 10"
     
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    Prettyfacebut? ...body-has-caught-up!!!!

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    I think buying sandles have jinxed the weather!! Haven't worn mine yet (outside of my living room!)
    Brantano go up to a size 10 and the clarks shop by Ealing Broadway station definately go up to a 9 in a lot of their styles...some up to a 10. You can go into a Clarks branch and order larger sizes and they usually get them in within a week.
    You are right about Evans shoes....if I look at their footware I do it during the sales....I also find the range not that good and sometimes the quality is sh*te as well!!
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    i just noticed your ticker!!! I'm 5'10 too and started at your BMI... and am aiming for a similar end BMI (I keep moving it). I lost 5 and half pounds in 3 and half months then lost a futher stone ... and have struggled ever since - bingeing etc. Until the past two weeks. I now have some control again and hope to be on the last leg of my journey to my final goal
     
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    I've never heard of Brantano... will take a look. I was being brave buying from Next without trying the shoes on first. I don't like to do that and probably won't do it in future.
     
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    Just looked at Brantano website - no stores near me but can't believe there is one in Thamesmead!! I used to live near there (all the african ladies have bigger feet and that is an area with a larg african population ... that must be why there is a store there)
     
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