Something to celebrate???

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  1. katalena

    katalena Enjoying life!

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    Did anyone or is anyone planning to do anything to celebrate their achievement?

    I start RTM on Nov 4th so will finish week 12 on January 27th.

    My friends & family said I should do something to celebrate so I was thinking of having a party - not at my house, nor a meal but a proper organised party that I invite friends & family too.

    I have ear marked Saturday January 30th to celebrate my success.

    I want it to be an evening of fun, music, dancing and some champagne without a heavy emphasis on party food etc...

    • Does that sound arrogant?
    • Big headed?

    What could I call it? My "I did it" Party?

    Is anyone else planning on doing something similar to mark that achievement or has done?

    Kat xx
     
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    I'm not really a party person LOL but I thought perhaps once I had maintained for a year I could really treat myself to something lovely. Gives me a chance to save up!
     
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    I am totally a socialising party type of gal! :) I plan to do something else once I have maintained for a year lol

    I can't do the treat myself thing as I buy myself what I want when I want it! Greedy girl that I am lol

    Kat xx
     
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    I know what you mean Kat. I am the same. I really think you should have a big party and who cares it it feels a bit me, me, me. Afterall, how many parties have you been to where you didn't enjoy yourself as much as you should have because you felt fat and self concious? It is about time we go to a party and enjoy ourselves, instead of watching everyone else. Like you say, it's not just about food, it's about being with people we love and letting them see the real us for the first time in years.

    I think I am going to plan a big house party when I have finished RTM. Both me and my mum have done LL so it will be a double whammy!!

    I hope you have a great time whatever you do. You have done so well and look great. Congratulations on your fantastic weight loss x x
     
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    Thank you Becks! That is exactly how I think about it. I want it to be all about me me me :)

    I am going to start thinking about it :)

    Kat xx
     
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    go for it!

    im going to do something a year on - i suppose i'm not convinced i will keep it off, and feel if i did have a party and then put it back on i would look stupid ..... gosh how is that for negativeness!

    i think its a great idea - and its great you have so much confidence, can i have some of it please!?!

    daisy x
     
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    Go for it, anyway its an excuse to have a knees up your friends will be clambouring for and invite xx
     
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    It is funny Daisy as I do not have any doubt whatsoever that I will keep the weight off.

    It has not come into question once nor will it. I am sure there are people that will say "I said that" or "wait and see" but I am totally confident that this is me, the true me, the real me that has always been in here waiting for that opportunity to show herself and by god I love it and there is no way come hell or high water that is changing.

    I look at my face in that avatar pic and I look so naturally happy. I see that happy face smiling back at me everytime I look in the mirror and I love that. For years I thought I was happy but it was that moment looking in the mirror that only you share with you and know that that face looking back at you is not really happy with what they see.

    I don't have to accept that "I have always been big" or "this is just how I am"

    I have only recently met that happy person and I don't want to lose her. I will take the highs and lows that life throws at me and I will ride the waves and find ways to cope that are not related to food because I have proven to myself this last 5 months that I can do anything without that crutch.

    I am not nervous about it whatsoever, I wanted this so much I just had to believe in me and realise that being slim or successful at my weightloss was not something to be afraid off!

    I think this is why I can honestly say I have been so upbeat and happy and loved every second on LL. I have not had any tempatation, crooked thinking or want for anything but this the entire time I have been doing it. I had no demons to fight, I buried them on June 4th, the day I started abstinence.

    I know that this is not the case for everyone which is why I will continue to offer as much support as I can to others.

    A poignant moment for me with LL was right at the beginning when my LLC said "there is no we, it is I" I fully took that on board and this has been an immense journey for me about so much more than just weightloss.

    I am 35 and I know who I am and I like her.

    Goodness, I felt really emotional, but in a happy positive way getting all that out!

    Kat :)
     
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    thats great kat
    as i said, i wish i could hold the same belief!
    i too absolutely loved abstinence - was 1005 focussed and relished the challenges - and actually found the whole thing really easy

    however, even tho i am maintaining - 1lb heavier than at end of RTM ,i still wouldn't be surprised if i woke up tomorrow 4 stone heavier - and i still look at myself and see fat legs, fat body, fat arms etc - even tho i have size 6/8 clothes!

    im really happy - but just not convinced i will have the will power or whatever it takes....

    daisy x
     
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    I do understand what you mean tho Daisy. I am not sure I quite see what others see in me. It will come in time.

    Kat xx
     
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    Hi Kat,
    I say have a big party ... go for it :D ...and wow I love your positivity.
    Like Daisy, my demons are always gonna tell me i won't keep it off & so far I've not (hence 3rd try at LL) ;)
    BUT I did LL originally with a goal to be fab & 40 - & I was , so I had a big party where I was the centie of attention:D - Fat yoyo would never have wanted to be the centre of attention :(
    Soo I say do what you want ; you have worked hard & deserve to celebrate however you want!

    yoyo
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    Thank you yo-yo :)

    Kat xx
     
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    I think its a FANTASTIC idea. Its not something that had occured to me....but I think I will do something now!!
     
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    Gemma79 I will do this!

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    I think it's a great idea Kat. When I started this diet, my aim was to be done with RTM by May 12th, my wedding anniversary. To celebrate hubby will take me to a michellen star restaurant so we can indulge in a planned way. Really looking forward to it, knowing I will feel amazing, slim and be in control!
     
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    Fabulous Mel and Gemma! Why shouldn't we! xxx
     
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    Brilliant idea Kat...you go girl!!

    I finish RTM next Thursday. I've booked a table at my favourite restaurant for the Friday. I'm taking a special friend out to dinner to celebrate but also the Friday is my last day at work, last day of my career that I've spent 23 years doing. And it's a totally new and exciting time for me as I start a new career being self employed doing something I love. So next week is the start of my new life and I'm starting it as a new person....I'm so excited.

    I've also got planned a few other things to celebrate along the way. I'm getting a piercing done to celebrate finishing RTM and new career. I'm planning on a tattoo when I've maintained for 6 months and I'm pondering the idea of a boob job to celebrate maintaining for 6 months.

    Like you I've got total confidence I will do it. I might have some small stumbles along the way but I never intend to go back to how I was.
     
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    Brilliant Morticia! That all sounds so exciting and well done for almost finishing RTM!

    Kat xx
     
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    Kat, your before and after picture is amazing..wonderful transformation..well done!
     
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    Thank you Sasha :) xx
     
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    brillant kat :)

    my treat when finishing RTM is a new car bmw or audi q7 :) or the other thing is taking all the people who've helped me during this period on a 14 day cruise :)
     
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