About Me

I am a 33 year old mum of two who has spent her entire teenage and adult life struggling with her weight. I am not going to struggle with it anymore. I am in charge!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Is it really Thursday already

I am starting this in the morning because as the day goes on and I get busy I might have forgotten by this evening when I sit down to blog. I am currently (9.30am) very glad that I have set today as a day off. My shoulders, upper back and (so my husband tells me) anterior deltoids are aching. I guess it's down to the strength parts of 30DS yesterday. I did all of level 1 and the first circuit of level 2. Anyone who has done it will know that the first level has press ups and the second level has walking into press ups. My body knows about it this morning.

Before I go I must mention that I am wearing a pair of trousers that I have had for about 10 years and have NEVER worn before. They were bought back then with the intention of shrinking into them. I have kept them all these years but have never reached a point where I could actually wear them. Until now. Next goal with them has to be for them to be too big. :oD

I am off now to tackle the day. I will finish this later and you will never know it's been written in two parts except for the fact I have told you!

Did you miss me? No, ah well. I am back anyway. I am glad that I wrote those things down this morning. My muscles aren't aching so much now and I would have forgotten! And the trousers, well I probably would have remembered to talk about those because I am over the moon to have been wearing them all day.

Our busy day has been very full on and I have seen a lot of people today. Most of whom have commented that I look like I have lost a lot of weight. :oD One said it looked like a lot more than 1 stone (14lbs) so I guess all the exercise is really doing it's thing as far as toning goes.  And do you know what. I enjoyed every one of the compliments. I didn't feel uncomfortable. In fact some one said "You are looking very slender". My response... "Yes, I am aren't I". No false modesty, no brushing it off just plain and simple enjoying the moment. Progress for me

Food has been easy to deal with today. Breakfast prepared last night. Lunch planned and ready to go come lunch time. Dinner in the slow cooker so it was ready when we got home. Snacks sorted and easy to eat.

Oh and one more NSV before I head off to read blogs. I have another pair of trousers that I bought 14 years ago as a 19 year old whippersnapper. I wore them once and never ever got into them again. I have kept them all this time in the hope of one day being able to wear them again. I have not been able to do them up for the last 9 years. I dug them out today and put them on. I could just, only just, do them up. It looked comical the way they cut into the middle (don't think muffin top here, more two snowballs stacked one on top of the other). But I did them up. Last time I wore them I was 21lbs less than I am now. I am going to keep them as a progress marker. I don't care if I don't get as far as being able to wear them in public. If I do fantastic. If I get to a point where I am happy but they still don't fit that is fine (after all I have had two children since then). But they are my guide. I might even get brave enough to use them to take progress photos. (Don't hold your breath but you never know).


  1. Well done for fitting into your trousers! That's brilliant motivation :)

  2. Great JOB! Doesn't it feel great to do it and succeed. I am so happy for you...and do take progress photos, if you don't..you will regret it.

  3. Thank you.
    Christine, I will take some photos today. I promise. I have some that I took when I was at my biggest ever and some that I took a couple of years ago when I was about 1 1/2 stone more than I am now.