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Week 29 Weigh In

#1
Hi gorgeous people,

Weighed in on Monday and lost 4 lbs.

So nervous as I'm getting closer and closer to goal. My pharmacist keeps talking refeed/maintenance, scary stuff. Ah well I suppose it has to happen sometime.

Anyhow, I've lost all interest in the scales and what they say, and I'm more into the clothes size! I can not believe that I had to take back a size 14 pair of skinny jeans and exchange them for a 12! I was thinking they were big fitting 12, so I tried on a size 12 in a few other shops and they fitted. Never in my wildest dreams 6 months ago did I think I would be sitting here wearing size 12 skinny jeans!

I went to the Lady Gaga concert on Monday. I danced and jumped the whole night, and was buzzing with energy when everyone else around me was shattered. 6 months ago that would not have happened. I would have been sitting there like a big blobby blob asking people to fetch me drinks as walking up and down steps left me so breathless and knackered.

It just goes to show, if you want something badly enough, you can get it. I so badly wanted my life back, and thanks to LT and this forum, I now don't just exist, I live!

Sorry for my ramble, it's just what's in my head!
 
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#2
you should be so proud of yourself hun, really really proud xxx
 
#3
Thank you so much Tasha.

I guess I am proud, weird huh, as pride is something I've rarely felt in my life. I've felt it a few times in regard to other people around me, but rarely myself. It's a nice feeling. Hoping to keep it *fingers crossed* eh.

All the lovely people in here have helped, encouraged and kept me going over these past few months, and have given me the strength to get where I am now.

Bloody love this forum. I'm a soppy mare eh.
 
#4
you are such an example, for all those people who dip in and out of this site, different diets, those who have lots of weight to loose and those who have a little to loose... dont ever let that feeling of pride slip through your fingers eh.. or for us to all not have pride in ourselves because we think we are not capable of being or looking how we want... you have taken control of your life, and I cant see that changing during or after refeeding... x best of luck with it all though I dont think you need it xxx
 
#5
Awww that is such a lovely thing to say Tasha, thank you.

You're so right in everything you say about not letting the feeling of pride slip away. I think if I was to have taken more pride in me I would not have let myself get into the state I was in! I was always looking out for other people, and making sure they were ok and forgetting about me.

I think that why a lot of overweight people are overweight - They are too busy caring for others and trying to please that they forget about themselves.

Argh I'm off on one again!

I soooooooo need your luck please! LT has been the easy part, it's the rest I'm dreading!
 
#6
I was going to send you a bit of irish luck but I see you already have it lol
I think it is true about many of us being over weight becaause of lack of pride due to putting ourselves at the bottom of the rung... I know this I had two babies one after the other, an older son, a partner, a very demanding life... once everyone was sorted there was no room for me to sort myself out, or so I thought... only when my partner told me he could see how unhappy i was, not with life itself but with myself.. tired, grumpy, not going out socialising, drinking wine in the evening eating chinese food bleurghhh... a blimmin downward spiral... but there is always a stage where I have felt, hold on, this is my life too so why am i allowing myself to not take care of myself... so I am beginning to make those changes, I no longer drink alcohol, i wasnt an alcoholic but used it as relaxation when all it was doing was doing me in... I take time in the mornings to think now, get up a bit earlier, i have a shower everyday, seems such a small thing but at my worse my hair had tugs in it and I had the biggest bags under my eyes... Simple changes eh, but god they make all the difference.. you are at the extreme end of changing yourself, and I am sure you have made so many small changes in your life since you were at your heaviest without even realising it eh.... so ill send a wee bit of southern irish luck to you and will be following your refeed when it happens xxxx
 
#7
OMG Betsy-Just 17lbs to go!!!!!!!!!! Size 12 skinny jeans too!!!!!!!

You are doing fantastically well and show great determination, so I am sure you will find refeeding no problem.

You deserve all the success and happiness in the world!

Well done
Clair x
 
#8
Hi gorgeous people,

Weighed in on Monday and lost 4 lbs.

So nervous as I'm getting closer and closer to goal. My pharmacist keeps talking refeed/maintenance, scary stuff. Ah well I suppose it has to happen sometime.

Anyhow, I've lost all interest in the scales and what they say, and I'm more into the clothes size! I can not believe that I had to take back a size 14 pair of skinny jeans and exchange them for a 12! I was thinking they were big fitting 12, so I tried on a size 12 in a few other shops and they fitted. Never in my wildest dreams 6 months ago did I think I would be sitting here wearing size 12 skinny jeans!

I went to the Lady Gaga concert on Monday. I danced and jumped the whole night, and was buzzing with energy when everyone else around me was shattered. 6 months ago that would not have happened. I would have been sitting there like a big blobby blob asking people to fetch me drinks as walking up and down steps left me so breathless and knackered.

It just goes to show, if you want something badly enough, you can get it. I so badly wanted my life back, and thanks to LT and this forum, I now don't just exist, I live!

Sorry for my ramble, it's just what's in my head!
hey there - just noticed your amazing weight loss in just 6 months :eek::eek:

FANTASTIC - well done....and good luck with reaching your goal :D:D

Debz xx
 
#9
Oh Tasha you sound just like me! That's why I love this place - everyone understands.

You're so lucky to have such a lovely, supportive partner who cares for you and how you feel. Treasure him! It's great that you've made the decision to put yourself first and enjoy your life again. Taking time to yourself does you the world of good, and so helps boost the pride. If you're happy and proud then everyone around you benefits.

Booze and Chinese will still be there as a treat when you're healthy and happy. You'll enjoy it so much more, and feel as if you've earned it, instead of just indulging for the sake of it.

Loved reading your post as it helps to know that there are people out there who feel the same way. I'll sure be taking that Southern Irish luck! I think your luck is more powerful than ours :D

Yeah, follow my refeed and give me a kick up the arse if I ever need it!

X
 

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#10
Well done, thats a fantastic loss :)
 
#11
Thank you so much Clair, you gorgeous girl.

You're always there for me, encouraging and supporting. You're a true friend.

I'm so glad we'll have each other through the refeed/maintenance, as I know I for one will be needing lots of pointers and guidance! We can always call on your Mummy for help if we get stuck!

17 lbs eh, I was saying this morning that I hope I lose 1 lb a week, as the longer I can avoid eating again the better! :D Have to really get my ass in gear and start making menus and planning more. I have yet to go into the maintenance forum and have a good read. I really should as the people in there are the experts.

Brilliant loss for you again this week, so pleased for you.

X
 
#12
hey there - just noticed your amazing weight loss in just 6 months :eek::eek:

FANTASTIC - well done....and good luck with reaching your goal :D:D

Debz xx
Thank you so much Debz!

I know, I find it hard to believe I've lost so much in such a short space of time. My life has totally changed since August, crazy sh*t!

To think you were nearly getting a phone call from me back in July! I was going to do CD until I read about Irdis and how he lost loads of weight on LT. I'm so glad I read that story and found this forum.

Thanks again Debz

X
 
#14
Betsy, your success is phenominal and so inspiring for everyone on this forum.
When I saw your before and after pics.....WOW....it's not often I am speechless! I showed them to my partner, he had a similar reaction before going on to say how bloody good you luck now ;-)
Re-feeding and maintenance is always going to feel scary, TFR is almost like a security blanket, you don't have to think about what to eat etc. I'm sure you will be just as successful Betsy, lots of help and advice I've seen in the re-feeding/maintenance forum.
I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to ask you a question via PM?
 
#15
Good job Betsy, truly awe inspiring, you and Clair are celebrities in my eyes! lol, it'll be a dark day for us LT'ers when you both move on to maintenance :( I'm hoping one day I'll join you in the hall of fame! lol :D
 
#16
wooohoooooo Bets xxxxx
fantastic hun.still really proud of ya on how far you have come.
you have been amazing throughout your journey.really supportive and encouraging to others and helping them through it while getting on with losing an astonishing amount of weight in a short time.
so happy for you getting into a 12 :)
you will be fine on refeed.you are so determined hun,you will succeed at anything.
luvs ya ;) xxxx
 
#17
Omg!!! Betsy still doing. Amazingly well Hun nearly going on for 11 stone loss
such an inspiration well done :)
Thank you so much Yummy!

11 stone is scary stuff, that means only a stone to go! Hope the losses slow down to a 1 lb a week to delay the inevitable!

Hope you and your Mummy are doing well sweetie

X
 
#18
Betsy, your success is phenominal and so inspiring for everyone on this forum.
When I saw your before and after pics.....WOW....it's not often I am speechless! I showed them to my partner, he had a similar reaction before going on to say how bloody good you luck now ;-)
Re-feeding and maintenance is always going to feel scary, TFR is almost like a security blanket, you don't have to think about what to eat etc. I'm sure you will be just as successful Betsy, lots of help and advice I've seen in the re-feeding/maintenance forum.
I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to ask you a question via PM?
Thank you so much Dunders. It means so much to me know that if posting my mug helps just one person then it all hasn't been in vain. Awww your partner is very kind, tell him thank you from me!

You are so right! LT is like a security blanket! That's a really good analogy! It's the control element I'm so going to miss. Having to make my own decisions and be responsible is frightening. I will be so relying on refeed/maintenance forums. Those people in there are amazing. Tanya Jane is always a constant supportive, source of information. I expect I'll have her tortured!

I replied to your PM, and of course I don't mind! Ask me anything at all!
 
#19
Good job Betsy, truly awe inspiring, you and Clair are celebrities in my eyes! lol, it'll be a dark day for us LT'ers when you both move on to maintenance :( I'm hoping one day I'll join you in the hall of fame! lol :D
Hahaha Aaron, celebrities eh, wish I had a celebrities cash! I don't think I'll ever leave here! I'm sure Clair and I will still be popping on supporting everyone when we can. You sure do get attached to this place and the people in it.

If you keep losing as you are then you'll be at goal in a couple of months, well before the Summer!

Thank you Aaron for your lovely comments. You're a gentleman :)
 
#20
wooohoooooo Bets xxxxx
fantastic hun.still really proud of ya on how far you have come.
you have been amazing throughout your journey.really supportive and encouraging to others and helping them through it while getting on with losing an astonishing amount of weight in a short time.
so happy for you getting into a 12 :)
you will be fine on refeed.you are so determined hun,you will succeed at anything.
luvs ya ;) xxxx
Joooooooooooooooo baby!

Thank you so much! Miss you! You ok? Send me a PM if you get some free time with all your news.

You say the loveliest heartfelt things to me that mean so much. You've been the best friend ever since we first started out. Always there encouraging and supporting me, and making me laugh!

Luvs ya loads you beautiful Amazonian Goddess

xxxxxxxxx
 


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