Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Got 3 or 4 compliments, so that was nice!




Dress: thrifted (SaveMart)
Belt: eBay
Shoes: eBay
Necklace: gift from my friend Rachel
Bracelet: gift from my friend Rachel
Ring: eBay
Earrings: The Clearance Shed

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sorry for the long silence. We've had friends staying with us for two weeks. During their visit we ate all sorts of delicious, naughty food and I was dreading standing on the scale. I honestly thought I'd put on about 2-4kg.

They'd been here about a week and a half when I weighed myself. I was thrilled to find I'd only gained 800g! That's not even 2lb. I honestly couldn't have been happier unless I'd actually lost.

The rest of their visit went the same, eating wise, and I haven't exactly been on track in the few days after they left.

Today is Sunday, which is my weigh-in day (I just weigh myself at home). I wasn't going to stand on the scale. I didn't want to face it - I just knew it would show a gain and I didn't want to see how much.

But I decided to be a grown up about it and stripped off and hopped on ... only to be stunned to find I've lost 400g!! Half of what I'd gained, leaving only 400g to contend with.

I'm absolutely over the moon and feel like I've dodged a bullet! I really want to try hard to stay on track and not go completely off the rails when Grant's family is visiting - his brother arrives next Saturday (he'll be staying with us for 2 weeks) and his parents arrive next Sunday (they'll be staying at an apartment nearby for a month). We always go out to eat when they are visiting and I'm determined to make healthy choices off the menu, not drink calories but stick to water, etc.

Monday, 6 August 2012

So yesterday was weigh-in day. It was actually good because I could feel that I'd lost weight so I didn't really even care what the scales said. I also forgot that I needed to subtract 1.1kg from what they said, so I stood on them and looked at the total and just went, "Huh." Then I remembered and subtracted and found that I'd lost 900g. I was happy with that.

I have been taking two steps forward and one step back a lot but so long as my steps forward still outnumber my steps back I am moving in the right direction and I'm okay with that. I'm not on a race to the finish line, I am making changes that need to be sustainable.

I was talking about how I felt like I'd lost weight even though the scales haven't been reflecting that the last couple of weeks, and Daniel said, "Why are you even worrying about your weight now? You are so thin." And he's the first person to point out if someone is fat!

On Saturday I went shopping with my friend R and tried on some things. It was different to last time I went to SaveMart with her because this time I had much more choice available to me as I was looking at size 12 (US size 8) things. I bought a blouse, a top and a dress and felt fabulous in them all. When I modeled them for Grant he commented that I am looking so slim.

I still have a way to go, I'm not there yet, but I am thrilled to me almost at a healthy BMI, able to feel and look better in my clothes, able to wear clothes that have been packed away for ages, and still moving in the right direction. One step at a time.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

What I wore to church today:




I wanted to wear these shoes but I don't wear peeptoes with pantihose and it was too cold to go with bare legs.


Cardigan: BHS
Chiffon blouse: eBay
Corduroy skirt: eBay (Next)
Shoes: Clarks outlet
Spotty shoes: eBay
Pearl bracelets: thrifted
Pearl ring: Bon Marche (on sale)
Pear stud earrings: Sainsbury's
Nail polish: dollar store

Thursday, 2 August 2012

I said my my last post that I'd be food journaling this week but that's not going to happen. Things are a little busy but I am keeping track.

I am hosting a book swap party this evening and I'm baking cupcakes for it and those who are coming have said they are also bringing some nibbles. I will have a few but try not to overindulge ... famous last words ...